iPhone is Apple's smartphone line. This tag can include questions about hardware, software and accessories.

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iOS App Store will not update apps unless the Update button is pressed many times

This happens on Wifi and Cellular with iOS 9.1 on an iPhone 6. Clicking the update button results in the App Store somewhat ignoring the action where it seems to try updating for about 0.1 seconds ...
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Downloading iPhone Contacts via USB

My father bought an iPhone within months of passing away. I need to get his contacts off before handing it down to another family member. His paid email account that was associated with his iCloud ...
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My app store can't dowload some apps or update

I can't update WhatsApp, Snapchat and many other apps in my system, that is 9.0.1. I tried to change date and time, turn off my iPhone and sign out.
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Can't play any music off-line from iPhone

After a recent update to iTunes and iOS I can only play the music in my phone when I'm connected to the internet. When I choose the option for show offline music it only shows 4 songs that I have ...
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How to transfer videos from Mac to iPhone so I can post a video to Instagram?

I created a 15 second video on my Mac and want to post it to Instagram. I've tried converting it to Quicktime with iTunes and adding it to the iPhone that way, but I can't see the video in the Photos ...
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Does an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6 require SIM card setup after iTunes restore? [duplicate]

A few days ago, I bought a used iPhone 3GS. I need to restore it, because I bought it broken and when I disassembled it and cleaned it up, some how it worked again, so the seller didn't have the ...
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iPhone 4 Won’t Turn On or Wake Up?

My lock button is broken and i have been using assist to lock my iPhone , but early today i pull my iPhone out of my pocket it I couldn't turn it on. I tried plugging it into the wall charger, ...
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iTunes backup: not all apps backed up

I have backed up my iPhone 4s with iTunes. Problem: The .ipa file for Foxit Reader was not present in the backup, in C:\Users\<my user>\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media. There are probably other apps ...
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How to back up my text messages from iPhone to computer

I have my many precious messages on my iPhone. How can I back up to computer freely without using iTunes?
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iPhone 5 backup to iCloud not starting

I have tried to start my back up manually because the automatic back up isn't working for some reason. The last backup was June 3, 2015. I have the icloud backup on and I have plenty of space in my ...
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I've Forgotten My Apple ID password. I cant get into my Email to change it

I had my iPhone confiscated for about 6 months (funny story about my Christian school and a devil worshipper backpack), and now I can't remember the passcode! I figured out how to reset it, and did, ...
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Photos album disappeared

I am using iPhone 5 (32GB) updated to iOS 8.1.2. Recently I opened the Photos app and saw that my all albums are gone but the photos are still visible in Moments. I checked my iPhone Usage ...
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iPhone 4s change Apple id [duplicate]

A friend has given me his old iPhone but it still has his Apple id on iTunes and the cloud and won't allow me access. How do I erase this and input my details instead
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Can't backup broken iPhone 6 without entering pin

I have recently broken the screen on my iPhone 6 and want to back everything up before I take it into apple to be repaired. My problem is when I go to back the phone up in iTunes, it wants my ...
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iTunes fails to sync

I just bought a new iPhone. I'm trying to sync music to it. iTunes get stuck in "Waiting for changes to be applied..." for what seems like an endless period of time. Furthermore all of the songs ...
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Very suddenly, only purchased music is showing up on iPhone ( but everything is in iTunes)

So, yesterday at a stoplight, I was scrolling through the music on my iPhone 5 (running OS 7.1) to play a song (one that I had uploaded to iTunes from my own CD and had recently downloaded to the ...
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iPhone sent photo

So I received a photo from a friend and I have done this with 3 different photos 3 different friends where I saved the photos weeks after they sent them to me and they show up in a photo stream from a ...
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If we run out of battery and then charge iPhone, will it turn back on?

I just called by my lawyers 133 times for some very important message. My iPhone is just 3 meters in front of me being charged. Finally my lawyer come to my apartment and we both saw that the iPhone ...
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Update multiple devices with one download using iTunes?

I have multiple iOS devices: iPhone 5, iPad 2, 3, air. Is it possible to use iTunes to make one download and update on all these devices?
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Can I use 4G LTE (Cellular Data) and Airplay using Wifi w/ No Internet connection at the same time?

I've looked for an answer to this but still haven't found one that works. I want to use my iPhone as my primary source of internet. I am currently an ATT Uverse DSL customer, but I want to cut the ...
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What to do if you forgot your lockscreen password? [duplicate]

How would I go about forgetting my lock-screen password? What can I do to get back in? This is about the iPhone 4, 4S and 5. More of a How-To question, someone I know forgot their password.
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Connect iphone to multiple output devices to play music

How can I output music from a iPhone to a Bluetooth speaker and at the same time output to another sound appliance where the iPhone is jacked into. Like a Bose stereo device.
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How to easily rename voice memos in iTunes

Recorded by native Voice Memo app on iPhone 5, and then sync to iTunes. But found those displayed name of voice memos that are set when I was recording are different with real file names in iTunes ...
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How to resume iCloud restore?

I formatted my iPhone and after setting up iCloud, my apps and pictures were downloading. In middle due to net disconnection, it stopped and it's in stop state till now. Apps icons are dim and lots ...
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Better way of using the iPhone with a Bluetooth speaker

I got a Bluetooth wireless speaker and it is great in many ways. I can listen to podcasts and music without wires to get in the way. I have one small first-world problem. If i want to type up a ...
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How can I put my iMessage settings on my phone number instead of my apple ID?

I've just updated my iPhone 4s to ios 7.0.3 and I've set up a new apple ID but iMessage doesn't work on my phone even after I activated iMessage in settings. It used to work with my phone number ...
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Bulk SMS App for iPhone on Schedule

A friend who runs a spa wants to send out a reminder to all her customers four weeks after their last appointment. It is a small number, half a dozen per day. But I need an app that can send an sms to ...
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How can I restore deleted contacts from iPhone 4s?

My wife and I both have 4s models and we both downloaded iOS 7 and now we have all contacts (hers and mine) on both phones. I started to delete some of hers on my phone and it deleted the same ...
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iPhone suddenly require activation [duplicate]

This morning when I looked at my iPhone it wanted me to activate my iPhone. I followed the steps which is: This iPhone is currently linked to an Apple ID (**@icloud.com). Sign in with the Apple ...
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iphone 4 update to ios 7 failed - cycles in and out of restart screen

IOS7 appears to have been installed on my Iphone 4. It comes on, apps start but then the "restart screen" appears after 1-30 secs. After another 20-60 secs, the "restart screen" disappears and the ...
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How can I get all photos in PhotoStream on my iPhone?

I recently had to completely reset my iPhone, and now the only photos present in PhotoStream on my phone are the ones that have been added to my PhotoStream account after the reset. How can I force my ...
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Can't update iPhone to a specific version : “iphone could not be restored device isn't eligible for the requested build”

Have iPhone 4 with iOS 5.1.1 Trying to update to 6.1.2 (not the latest) via downloaded IPSW but unfortunately getting error: iphone could not be restored device isn't eligible for the requested ...
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Deleting photos

When I try to delete my photos from my iphone to get more storage space (which I have run out of) it says that they will delete every where. I don't want then to be deleted from my iPad as my iPad ...
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iOS & iCloud: Broken iCloud data causes kbd process to crash constantly and drains battery

On Stackoverflow I was told to come here. Since a few days ago my iPhone 5 is getting unusually warm and the battery drains REALLY quick, like in 4-5 hours. I tried turning all the usual suspecty off ...
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Rules in Mail don't work when message is read

When I read a message on my iPhone it seems to be by passing the Mailbox Rules when that message gets into my iMac. So I end up having messages in my Inbox instead of in the appropriate Mail folder. ...
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My iphone is empty and useless after ios update

I updated my iphone 4 ios today. But now when i on the iphone it shows an empty screen with IPHONE written in bold, when i unlock it, it shows me a list to select language, when i select it shows me ...
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Selectively force Siri to send SMS instead of iMessage

I carry an iPhone. On occasion, I will use Siri to send a quick text message to a person, e.g. "Text Alice I'm on my way." My problem is that Alice has a non-Apple phone and an iPad, and I've used ...
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How to convert my music to ringtones for the Iphone 5 [duplicate]

I am trying to convert some of my favourite music files to ringtones on my iPhone 5. It has been pretty confusing maneuvering iTunes to do so, so I'm looking for a much easier way to do so. I connect ...
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Can iMessages be deleted permanently or at least kept either on a phone or a computer, but not both?

I would like to stop messages on my Mac from loading up all the messages I have on my iPhone when I plug it in. Scenario: receive 10 iMessages on my iPhone during the day. I then delete them. So ...
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iPhone calendar/todo list app with easily enterable and snoozable reminders?

There are a lot of reminder/calendar/todo list apps, and it's hard to make sense of all of them. Hoping someone can recommend one that meets the following criteria: Reminders are as easy to enter ...
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iPhone Status/Overview App Wanted

I often have my iPhone connected to my PC and now I have a question about something like a status app. I thought of something like this information: - a big clock - signal strength - mobile signal ...
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Contacts deleted when setting up e-mail on iPhone 4S

New iPhone 4S. When I set up my e-mail exchange account all my contacts are deleted. I have restored from back up twice and turned off the sync with contacts, calenders and reminders but it still ...
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What to do with an old iPhone without SIM

I have an iPhone 3GS I no longer use as the battery does not hold and I have a new iPhone 4. I was thinking of using it from time to time at home just to browse or read emails without cellular network ...
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How can you limit your use of time-wasting apps on iOS?

How can I limit my use of some time-wasting apps on my iPhone for a few days? Temporarily removing the apps so that I would have to first go through a reinstall to use them is not an option because I ...
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Stop Devices Deleting Songs On iCloud; iTunes Match

I want to delete songs from my devices, not from iCloud. Can I change settings to prevent devices deleting songs from iCloud, i.e. delete from local device but not iCloud.
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My iPhone 3G won't receive data (using WiFi)

I have an older iPhone 3G and the cell phone carrier is no longer available. It can connect to my WiFi, but the IP Address is showing as 192.254.xxx.xxx and subnet mask as 255.255.0.0, and no data ...
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iPad Safari Delete Website Data

Off late, the Safari on my iPad has become a bit slow. That is, the pages take a long time to load. Would deleting Website Data help in improving the speed ? Or any other options ? It would be great ...
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Apple iPhone 3GS Battery Problem

So my iPhone is charged at 100% overnight, and when the battery gets to like 90%, the phone suddenly shuts off when I open an app like Facebook, Foursquare, Maps, etc... I try turning it back on and ...
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Full Screen 'Ads' on iPhone

I have been receiving messages on my iphone recently which takes up the whole screen, only with a dismiss button. Apple Detecting Jailbreak on a NOT jailbroken iPhone I have asked a question ...
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iPhone E-Mail Cache

This is a general iPhone usability question. I wanted to know if we can clear contact cache in email of iPhone mail account?