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

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iPhone - prevent automatic hotspot tethering when connecting to computer

How can I turn off automatic personal hotspot activation when connecting an iPhone to a computer (Windows in this case)? I had it plugged in when downloading an iOS update and it downloaded the ...
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Where does iPhone store information about current battery percentage?

I wonder how is it exactly with the calculation of the battery percentage: from 100% down the software calculates which resources were used and for how long and thus it approximates the current ...
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Can a 3.7 Watt LiPo battery trigger the charging symbol on an iPhone?

I am trying to use a 3.7 Volt 1 Amp (so it's 3.7 Watts) Lithium Polymer battery to charge or at least trigger the charging symbol on an iPhone 5. I have charged the battery fully using the Lithium ...
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How to fix the time display at the top of the screen flashing?

Sometimes when I unlock my iPhone 6s 64Gb with iOS 9.2 the time display at the top of the screen flashes or the whole display at the top of the screen (signal strength time and battery) takes a second ...
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Selective message notifications

Can you turn off all notifications (text, email, phone, etc) but a selective few senders at night? I am on call after hours and the work computer sends out a text message. That is all I want to hear. ...
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Can I initiate a call on my iPhone by clicking a callto-link in my Windows computer's browser?

Is there a way to initiate a call in my iPhone from my computer. I'm on a Windows computer and want to call numbers on the web linked with <HREF="callto:0123456789">0123456789</A> or ...
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iPhone 5s: How to get still image capture time and date?

Is it possible to see the date and time of a still image taken on a different iPhone and sent to me via iMessage? If so, how?
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Is there a USB brick / portable battery that will work with the MacBook (2015+, USB-C) and regular USB?

?I have the early 2015 MacBook with USB-C charger. I want to have one brick for that AND my iPhone. I also bought a USB-A to USB-C cable, but I can't find a USB-A brick with enough power to charge my ...
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imessages on deactivated phone

I recently upgraded to an iPhone 6S. I have a 4th generation iPod that will receive the same text messages that my new phone receive. However, I would like to receive the texts on my deactivated ...
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Have older IPhone with all my music on it, PC used to manage music gone, would like music on new IPhone

I have an older IPhone with all my music on it. Some of the music was from CDs and was not purchase from the ITunes Store. The PC that installed/managed the music was stolen. I would very much like to ...
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Neither Picasa nor Windows Photo Import can delete photos from my iPhone after importing them

If I import photos from my camera to my phone using Picasa, the photos transfer fine but even though I chose to delete them through the menus, they stay on the phone. Likewise if I use Microsoft's ...
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Downloaded podcasts not being saved on iOS, unavailable when offline

I'm subscribed to a podcast using the default iOS Podcasts app. Whenever I open it and see a new episode I click both Save Episode and Download Episode. It does download the file but then it still ...
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IPhones sharing neither Apple ID nor iCloud somehow still sharing data

My girlfriend has recently acquired her sisters old iPhone 5s running latest iOS version as of writing. Her mother has an IPhone 5s as well, under similar conditions. Both devices are linked to ...
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Can i see a list of apps ive bought (only ones ive paid for) - iPhone

Ive been using the same apple account for about 5 years and its shared with a few family members. Over the years ive had it ive paid for many games on the app store but cant remember any of them. I ...
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iPhone apple login invalid, but MacBook Air same Apple store ID recognized?

iPhone all of sudden is not recognizing my correct Apple ID/password, while my MacBook Air is recognizing the same email/password combination. What is the problem?
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iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut with preset number and text

How can I create an iPhone homescreen SMS shortcut which launches the default SMS app and populate it with a preset recipient number and a preset text message so all the user has to is to tap Send to ...
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Share Apple ID but don't want to share call log and browsing history… Help?

Help, my husband and I have the same Apple ID and always have, however he got a new phone and somehow now I am getting his call log history he is not receiving mine though, and he is getting my ...
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How to properly setup Continuity while using a Thunderbolt Display?

I mostly use my MacBook Pro Retina 15 Mid 2014 connected to an Apple Thunderbolt Display while working at home (this occurred as well with my previous MBPr Mid-2012). Basically, you have this cool ...
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iPhone “Speak” is wrong: how to disable / remove languages?

"Speak" is wrong. My iPhone international/languages settings are only: English and Japanese. However. sometimes in Messages for instance, for some reasons the "Speak" feature reads Japanese as ...
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Why does my iPhone 5c show me search results in the Boston area when I live in upstate New York?

My Google searches always show results for the Boston area. However, I live in upstate New York. What settings can I check on my device so as to get search results for my actual location?
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How do I watch the playoffs on the water?

How do I get the NFL playoffs on my iPad on the boat out of wifi range? I do have Verizon on my iPhone 5 with unlimited data.
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Custom solar 5v iPhone charger

I have a solar panel that emits 5 volts, and I would like to try to charge my iPhone with it. Should I connect the I/O wires directly behind the lightning plug, or is the big transformer block ...
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“not authorized” on this computer when syncing iphone to mac even though authorization already performed

Even though this computer is already authorized for iTunes: Following the directions on the warning message as seen in the screenshot: I did authenticate this computer Store | Authorize this ...
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Can I redial the last called number with it deleted?

After deleting the last number, can I still call that number? Does Siri remember it, for example?
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iOS 8 time lapse metadata

Can I inspect a Time Lapse recording to determine over what time interval the capture was taken? The Camera iPhone application does not appear to have any obvious way to access this information.
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Why does WhatsApp in iOS require a connection to the internet to send a message? [closed]

Well, I have used Android, Windows mobile phones, and at present I am using Apple iPhone with iOS 9.2. I noticed in WhatsApp you cannot send message to anyone if it is not connected to server or ...
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can't open my iPhone 4s after replacing defective screen and touch pad by the service center

Good day. My iPhone 4s got a replacement touchpad/screen. I put a new LTE micro SIM but when i opened it, the screen displays an image of the charger plug with an arrow pointing to an iTunes image. ...
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Apple ID - how to verify using pin code (no verification link in email)?

How can I complete the process of creating Apple ID if I have received an email with a PIN code like below, but no link to enter this PIN. email from appleid_usen@email.apple.com Dear User, You ...
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How to remotely change iCloud settings on iPhone 5?

I would like to restore factory settings on my iPhone 5. When I try to do this via iTunes, the computer tells me that I have to change the iCloud settings on my phone: deactivate "Find my iPhone". ...
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How to configure safari browser on iPhone to show closed captions on videos in webpage

I have a closed caption video embedded from youtube on my website that will show the captions when viewing in safari on a desktop computer. When I view the web page in safari on iPhone 6, the captions ...
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Unsyncing messages/emails between personal phone iPhone 6 and work phone iPhone 4?

I am receiving personal messages on my new iPhone 6, but they are also posting to my work phone, which is an iPhone 4. What steps do I take on the "work" iPhone 4 to prevent my personal ...
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iTunes Match automatically downloading songs in the background

Since a few days after latest iOS release I noticed my iPhone started filling up with space and I saw that some of it was taken up by iTunes downloads. I have iTunes Match but apparently it downloads ...
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Are there services that offer to recover data from irreparably water-damaged iPhones?

I have an iPhone 6 which took a dump in a river. Since then, it will not turn on and does not register when connected to a computer, i.e. it is dead for all intents and purposes. Does anyone know of ...
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My Apple Watch is getting notifications but my phone is not alerting with any notifications

This is really frustrating. I get the alerts on my watch but not on my phone. This is especially frustrating when I'm driving. When I get an alert, its easier to view it on my mounted phone versus ...
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Notifications Even After Cellular Data Disabled?

Despite having disabled cellular data for certain apps (Such as Twitter, Facebook, and Game Center) I still seem to be getting updates that would require an internet connection. An example is a ...
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What does the 2 stand for in “iPhone (2)” in find my iPhone app? It's new there, and I'm curious. Thanks!

Under find my iPhone app, one of our phones listed now has a 2 beside it: iPhone (2) Listed like the above. What does that mean please? Thank you in advance! 😊
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Apple Watch notifications over WiFi

First days after I've bought my Apple Watch, keeping my iPhone with Bluetooth turned off and WiFi on (so with Apple Watch connected "to the cloud") my Watch was able to receive iPhone's notifications ...
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Check iPhone factory information

This is my first question here. I am going to buy a new iPhone 6s and got confused. In my country we do not have any Apple authorised seller. So I have to buy from any mobile shop. I searched Google ...
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Iphone 6 is not on iphone find but i have registered it with icloud

Help!! I have miss placed my iphone 6. I have also registered the IME number on icloud. When i log into iphone find the phone is not as one of my devices. How do i find the phone.
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What does it mean if the phone does half a ring before going straight to voicemail?

So many times, I'll call someone (iPhone to iPhone) and the iPhone will ring once, but goes to voice mail immediately about halfway through the ring. What are the possibilities? I'm assuming the ...
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Stuck on apple logo [duplicate]

I guess I updated a new tweak and so now when I turn my phone of then back on it stays stuck on Apple logo. So I did the whole power button home, then when it comes on I hold the up button so when ...
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IPhone 5 enquiry, all help gratefully received!

We want to hand an iPhone 5 on to our granddaughter, but want to make sure that her enquiring mind won't find anything in the phone that she shouldn't. Credit card, bank account details etc. if we ...
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Jailbroken iPhone stuck on Apple Logo after installing tweak

Im having trouble with the restarting process when a tweak doesn't work on my jailbroken iPhone 6s. So when I installed a tweak that made my phone stay stuck on the apple logo. So I did the whole ...
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Merge Dropbox pictures in to iCloud Photos

Years ago I was changing phones and created a Dropbox account so that my old pictures could be saved. For the past 4 or 5 years I've been using an iPhone so my pictures are stored in iCloud Photos. ...
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iCloud storage differences

I was wondering if anyone could explain to me why does icloud show that I have 4.28GB left out of 5GB when my iphone backup is 2.7GB large ? I deleted the backup and backed up again and it's the ...
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iPhone video app that lets you switch from front to back (in) camera mid recording?

Does anyone know of any iPhone (6) camera apps that lets you flip from the front camera to back camera whilst recording a video please? The standard camera does not, and I can't seem to find any ...
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iPhone 6s iOS 9.2 no device management nor profiles

Other groups do not offer any solution or do not allow me to post comments. My new iPhone 6s does not show anywhere Profiles & Device Management. Latest software installed. I restarted my iPhone, ...
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How do I take a screenshot in iOS without hitting the Home Button and the Power Button?

I would like to take a picture of this Apple Pay popup, while TouchID is active. However this seems impossible to do, since the TouchID sensor is also the home button, which prevents a screenshot from ...
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iTunes is not showing device backups - can't restore backup

In iTunes (12.3 on Windows), clicking Edit > Preferences... > Device tab shows an empty list of backups even though there should be a bunch of them. I needed to get my phone replaced, so I backed ...
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How to fix iPhone; where user is unable to hear from front speaker. New phone with plastic still on

So I recently had this issue and had the hardest time figuring it out when, in fact, it was quite an easy solution. I got a brand new iPhone due to the last one breaking. It is an iPhone 6s. I kept ...