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

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How can I tell if a 30-pin USB cable for an iPhone is genuine?

I have many of the 30-pin USB cables for the iPhone, and I would like to determine which are authentic Apple and which are not. (Over the three years that I owned an iPhone 4 and my wife an iPhone 4s, ...
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iPhone contacts not syncing with Gmail or Windows anymore

I have an iPhone 4s with iOS 7.0.3. I am trying to sync my iPhone contacts somewhere safe, besides the backup in iTunes. I was burned in the past with iTunes backup when contacts all got lost on my ...
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iPhone with broken home button is stuck on black screen after jailbreaking

I have an iPhone 3Gs and recently noticed that the home button doesn't work anymore. I used AssistiveTouch. Now I want to jailbreak my iPhone, but it's gone wrong: the device is stuck on a black ...
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Disabled Iphone 5 [closed]

My iPhone 5 is disabled because I forgot the passcode. When I tried to connect to iTunes, the computer asked me to reactivate on my iPhone because I changed my computer (I used to use another laptop). ...
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White screen problem in iphone 3gs

Hello i have iPhone 3 gs and i have amazing problem when i lock my phone then after 15-20 seconds its shows white screen then i have to restart it what to do in this case is this a battery problem ? ...
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What app can I use to browse photos on my iOS devices from a Mac on the local network?

I am trying to figure out if there's an app out there that can let me browse photos from my Mac via wifi. So I have a mac on the local network iOS devices on the local network 1000s of images on ...
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Why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network?

This doesn't make any sense to me: why the iPhone doesn't automatically switch 3G off when connected to a wireless network? I always thought iPhone did that since the very beginning and my battery ...
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Why does my iOS device beep and vibrate even after turning off “sounds” in every app?

Why is my iPhone making a mystery tritone sound when the sound is on, and a mystery vibrate when set to silent? Yes, yes, I already read this answer: Why does my iOS device beep at noon every day?. I ...
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Send/Receive on two numbers

How can I receive my husbands text messages without him receiving mine? Does it matter is he has the 4s and I have the 5c?
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Pass through mic to iPhone USB dock?

Is there a way (or an app) that will let me pass through audio from a mic into the headphone jack, and output that same audio through the connector port on iOS?
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What is the spinning circle on IPhone data

Does the spinning circle when accessing data from the internet on an IPhone mean you are using data? It seems it's always spinning non stop on Facebook. I am concerned this indicates data usage.
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Bidirectional Sync of iPhone/iDevice Photos and Albums to Third Party Clouds

It is a complete mystery to me why this challenge has not been dealt with and solved, and why not more people are complaining about it on the web: I use my iPhone as my main camera. I use it to snap ...
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How to quickly reduce video file size of iPad and iPhone videos

I discovered that the majority of the space, taken up by photo library is due to videos I have made with my iPhone and iPad. While I like preserving some of these video in original format for HQ ...
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Automatically delete photo from Photo Stream when deleted in iPhoto or Aperture

After importing photos I quickly delete all the duplicate photos & bad ones. However they all still make their way to my Photo Stream and stay there even after I've pruned the bad photos. Is ...
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Identify the web site loaded in web view iOS application?

I have an iPhone application that just shows a web page when you use it. I don't know the URL of the site it loads. Is there any way I can get the URL of the page the application loads?
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how to retrieve deleted voice memos from iphone?

I recorded a 32 minute voice memo on my iPhone (iOS7) and when I clicked "stop" I was prompted to give the memo a name. I named it and then I clicked "done." It ended up saving it as a NEW memo (0 ...
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Is the power button on my iPhone being turned off programmatically?

I would like to know if there is a code / glitch to make the sleep/wake button on the iPhone 5/5S to stop working. i am almost 100% certain it exists due to some programmers making the code but i want ...
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Deleting pictures sent in a iMessage?

When you send a picture via iMessage on the iPhone or computer and ask that person to delete it, is there a way to know they have? If I delete the picture on my iPhone, will it be deleted on their ...
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iPhone Reminders how to determine account

How do I see which account my lists belongs to in the Reminders app? I'm using an iPhone with iOS 7.
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Enabling Things iPhone legacy sync messes up recurring tasks and areas - can this be avoided?

I'm trying to enable Bonjour Legacy Sync in Things iPhone (so that I can sync with an old and unused version of Things Mac on Snow Leopard). Having followed the instructions linked above, when I ...
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The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library error Message

Whenever I select to manually manage music and videos, I get an error message that says "The iPhone is synced with another iTunes library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes ...
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iOS / iPhones in Enterprise: Deployment of App Store apps in batch

In my organization, we wish to install several App Store apps for a large number of our employees. The apps are Apple's Apps in the App store, such as KeyNote and Pages. The current setup is to ...
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Merging Contacts Manually between IOS and Windows - Need Last Modifed Date

I've read through all of the descriptions for applications on IOS and haven't found any contact export program that will preserve the last modified date on contacts. My employer has contacts stored in ...
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iOS 7 Siri US voice quality sounds like iOS 6?

So this is weird. My phone was jailbroken few days ago but I messed it up so I had to restore. But when I activate Siri, the quality sounds like the one in iOS 6?? And Siri doesn't sound very fun ...
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How do I get out of iPhone's Safe Mode (jailbroken)?

I just did something REALLY stupid. I was following the instructions on how to get into Safe Mode (on YouTube). The guy in the video says to first shut down my iPhone, then press and hold Volume up ...
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Turn off auto-locking for specific applications

I'm just wondering if it is possible to disable auto-locking on my iPhone for specific applications? For example, I didn't want to lock screen of iPhone if LUMOback application is running in ...
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If an app runs on the iPhone 4, will it run on the 4th generation iPod touch?

I've been developing an iOS application, and I've confirmed that it works fine on the iPhone 4. I have never tested it in a 4th generation iPod touch. Recently I distributed the app to several ...
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Do you need to activate an iPhone 5s with the original carrier sim card before you can factory unlock it?

I bought an iPhone 5s and gifted it to a friend abroad without opening it and activating it. I was wondering if it's possible for that friend to unlock the iPhone without having to activate it with ...
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What is an iPhone 4,1?

I have developed an iOS app, and I am using a service called TestFlight to distribute the application to some beta testers. Here is an image of the service: What is an iPhone4,1? If it is ...
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Accessibility on my iphone 3G ios 4.1 has no content please help

I upgraded my iphone 3G to ios 4.1 bad news is the accessibility menu on my settings has no content and i cant change my screen saver its always black everytime i choose a picture help me please
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Any cydia App for choosing specific proxy country?

Like for those tv apps, in my case, from Spain which will only show certain content if you have a Spanish ip. For me in Germany I thus need some kind of proxy from Spain. Does such an app exist in ...
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Why can't I navigate to /.ssh folder on jailbroken iPhone 5S

I have installed OpenSSH on my jailbroken iPhone 5S, I am trying to set up ssh keys for it but I need to get to my /.ssh folder. I try to cd there while at root with cd ~/.ssh but it says "not a ...
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Lost my iPhone 5s, can I get non-iMessage texts back after I replace it?

I recently lost my iPhone, and have some important non-iMessage texts from android devices on it -- is it possible to restore these after replacing the phone, or am I out of luck here?
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Preset a password for all encrypted backups by policy

I am trying to find a way to protect my Corporate data. Currently this revolves around backing up data. When you backup an apple device it contains any Exchange/Activesync data. When you restore the ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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Transferring purchases from iPhone to iTunes - Why is it necessary?

When trying to restore my iPhone 5s to 7.0.4 via iTunes I get this message: There are purchased items on the iPhone “X’s iPhone” that have not been transferred to your iTunes library. You should ...
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iTunes Backup - iOS & Settings only - No Apps

Is there a way to backup the iPhone such that none of the apps are included? I can always download the apps from the iTunes App Store after the iPhone is restored. I would like to backup all the ...
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Is there a proper way to clean the iPhone screen? [duplicate]

Is there a particular proper way to clean the iPhone's glass, oleographic coated, screen in order to maintain its luster?
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Delete Repeating Calendar Events in iOS 7.0.4

I have an iPhone 4 and use the calendar feature often. Deleting events used to be simple, but at the moment I've found that I cannot delete an existing repeating event. I can click, er... "tap" on ...
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Time estimate to location in Today's view?

I found an article (can't remember where) that there's an option to show time estimate of arrival at a location in the Today's view, with regards to traffic too. How do I enable this option ?
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Filter/archive SMS messages from specific senders and send them to PC without going to computer

A friend stumped me with an odd request. His platform is iPhone 4S with iOS 7. His computer is a PC with Windows 7. The question is: how can he have SMS messages from a specified set of phone ...
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Does iTunes Home Sharing transfer in-app purchases?

My wife recently got an iPhone and, being that I'm an iPhone user already, I set up iTunes Home Sharing (under my Apple ID) so that I could share some of my purchased apps with her. While paid apps ...
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in iOS 7, how can I easily specify an email address to be used for FaceTime?

Something seems to have changed for the worse in iOS 7. Under iOS 6, it used to be possible to select various "identifiers" (email, telephone number) to be used for FaceTime for the same person, and ...
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iPhone pictures won't delete and keeps “restoring” after deletion using iTunes sync

I'm having trouble with deleting my pictures. The initial problem is that after updating to iOS7 all my Photo Albums are stuffed up. There are like 2-3 instances of the same albums with different ...
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iPhone 3 Upgrading and other similar issues

So the device in concern is the iPhone 3S. It has been jailbroken in the past and I haven't really used it since. And now I decided to upgrade it so I restore it to factory settings, except there is a ...
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Are there any options to control organization for the new photo app?

Whichever way we set 'Summarize Photos', my wife's iphone shows the same unwieldy display of the thousands of pictures she has synced from iPhoto to her iPhone. Organized by date with tiny thumbnails. ...
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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 to start using an inherited iPhone?

My relative died and I inherited her iPhone. Her number was disconnected. Can I get a new phone number and a SIM card from a store? How can I start using this phone?
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How can you do two-way Dropbox <--> local folder syncing on iOS?

On my iPhone, I sync my camera photos with Dropbox, so that after I do a photo shoot all the photos are automatically uploaded to my laptop in the Dropbox 'Camera Uploads' folder - ready to sort, edit ...
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...