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

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Add to homescreen without safari

For us users that have Safari disabled, is there any way to add a site to our homescreen without safari? Even with jailbreaking can you do this?
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Disabling end call and home screen from FaceTime

I need a specific link to a tutorial or blog that shows step-by-step how to disable the "End call" button during a FaceTime call (and as a bonus, disable the "Home Screen" button as well during the ...
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Use iPhone on external screen with multi-touch

Best thing about the iPhone is that it fits into my pocket which makes it easy to take everywhere. But from time to time, it would be convenient to view content on a bigger, tablet sized screen. ...
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Can I force an iPhone to temporarily use cellular data to update its location on “Find my iPhone”?

My kid disables data to save battery life and data data charges. Can I somehow force the "Find my iPhone" app to connect every 30 mins and update its location and then disable data again?
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Why apps are installed to my iPad and not to my iPhone?

Whenever I press "Get" to download an app in iTunes (either on iOS or Windows OS), apps are installed in my iPad and never to my iPhone. However, after "Get" becomes "Downloaded" and I go to App ...
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Is it still possible to track a stolen iPhone 6s Plus eventhough it has already been restored to its factory settings?

My iPhone 6s plus got stolen from me last Monday evening and I have only started to track it down using Find My iPhone the following night. From then onwards, it only showed that my phone is offline ...
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No Voice Recording for Incoming Video on QuickTime On Mac

I have used Quicktime player on Macbook Air to record a Google Hangout video. I have noticed that it doesn't record the voice but only video. I am wondering if there are any settings that I am missing ...
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Search imessage/text history

How do you search an imessage or text conversation? spotlight search will only search for a conversation, not within the conversation.
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Is it possible to add music to your Music Library on the iPhone?

Possible use cases. Someone emails you a music demo. You find a song you want to download online. You want to download an MP3 from Soundcloud. It is easy to add songs to iTunes and sync it over with ...
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How to quit iPhoto in the middle of importing photos

I plugged my iPhone into my Mac and it started importing photos from iPhone. It's been two days and I need to shut down my Mac. How do I stop importing the photos?
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Can't reset iPhone because iTunes must update the phone at the same time

I have a iPhone 6s at my work. A former colleague have quit and he have set a password to it so we can't login. This is what we've tried so far: DFU mode and tried to reset to factory settings ...
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I can't enable iCloud backup on my phone

My iCloud backup is currently off. So I go into Settings/iCloud/Backup and switch the iCloud backup slider to on. It comes up with warning stating that the phone will no longer back up to my ...
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How to move iMovie projects from iPhone to a computer for storage?

I have a bunch of iMovie projects on my iPhone and they take up quite a bit of space. I'd like to move them to my Windows PC and then get back to them later. In iTunes I tried going to ...
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How to fix the error "iPhone could not be update an unknown error occurred (-1)?

I want to update my iPhone 4s to iOS 9.2.1 and while updating it goes fine around 60% and after that, an error occurs: "iPhone could not updated an unknown error occurred (-1)". How can I save this, ...
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One user has problems syncing contacts from his iPhone to the exchange server

I have a user at work with an iPhone 5. He also has an iPad 2 with the same problem. He has his exchange work mail set up on his phone and has previously had no trouble syncing his contacts between ...
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How to diagnose the cause of accelerated power drain in iPhone 5s / 6s?

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 5s to a 6s. Most days my phone battery lasts the entire seven hour work day easily (my 6s typically lasts about two days). But now and again with the 5s I would ...
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Enable/Disable the list of trusted credentials & certificates on iPhone with iOS 9

On Android, you can see and uncheck a certificate via Security/Trusted credentials. How do you do the same on iOS devices?
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What is a possible non-jailbreak way to trick an iPhone into thinking it is being charged even though nothing is plugged in?

Does anybody know a trick to make an iPhone 5 make that charging sound and have that green battery icon appear, but not actually charge or have anything plugged in? I need it as a demonstration for a ...
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iPhone Security When Showing Pics

Is there a way to keep my iPhone 5 secure when passing it around to show photos? Yes, even in 2016 some people still behave like they did in High School: you pass over your phone so they can see a ...
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Unlocking Sprint Network

I got a phone from a guy, his business bought him a new phone and no longer needed the phone, which i now have. His old plan was with sprint, and i use verizon. I would think his account has been ...
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How can I create a new contact from Messages & add it to a specific Group in Contacts?

When I receive an SMS message, I can create a new contact from the number. Works great, very useful. Lots of business folks must do the same. What I want to do is create the contact in my business ...
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Large PDF's not opening in IOS mail

We have an issue where our users are experiencing problems when opening large PDF's, typically over 2MB in size with iOS Mail. The attachment will download but when opening displays a black screen, ...
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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 ...