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

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iPhone 4S having audio issues - Other side hears his echo during call

My uncle bought a brand new iPhone 4S last week and it is suffering from an annoying problem, side b (not him) hears himself with echo. The error does not occur while using headset or speakerphone, ...
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Why do iTunes and iPhone not show the same space used?

Unlike this previous question, it's not related to iTunes Match (haven't ever had it on). [][3] Why is there such a discrepancy?
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What is this infrared light on my iPhone 4 and how do I turn it off?

This is a picture of my iPhone 4 that I just took with an infrared-capable camera. As you can see, there is a light on top, around the middle. You can only see it with with an infrared-enabled camera, ...
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iPhone doesn't sync calendar to iCloud, calendar via iCloud.com still works

I'm having a major headache inducing issue with iCloud sync. My wife and I have shared calendars for a long time and it has helped us a great deal. The problem now is that my wife's iPhone has ...
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How to upgrade jailbroken iPhone 4 with iOS 6.1.3 to iOS 7.0.4?

I bought an iPhone 4 online around a year ago, maybe more, without knowing it was jailbroken (I should have sensed this by the price, indeed too good to be true). When I tried doing the upgrade ...
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How do I refresh the devices in Image Capture?

For some reason, Image Capture doesn't always update the list of devices after I plug in my iPhone. Sometimes restarting Image Capture works, and sometimes it does not. Does this have to do with the ...
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1answer
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Error when restoring a iOS 4.3.5 backup onto a iOS 5 device

I have tried several times with several backups, but i keep getting the message that the backup is corrupted or not compatible.
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How to turn off iPhone 5 without having to use the screen or buttons

My buttons are broken and my phone is locked how do I turn it off and turn it back on again?
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iPhone: transfer audio from Whatsapp to Music library

I'm using an iPhone 4 with iOS 7.1. I've been sent some songs(*) via Whatsapp, and I'd like to copy them to my music library in the iPhone, so that I can listen to them, add them to my playlists, ...
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Unable to sync two specific songs to Apple devices

I usually have no trouble syncing music to my iPhone, and before I got the iPhone, my iPod. But there are two specific songs that never want to sync from iTunes to ANY device - "Close to Me" by The ...
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1answer
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iPhone almost always defaults to Music app over Spotify

Before iOS 7 it seemed like if I had a "music" app open, when I would hit the play button (from the lock screen, ear bud button, bluetooth speakers, etc.) the music from that app would start playing. ...
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1answer
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How can I download the entirety of my Google Drive to my iPhone?

iPhone 5c with the latest iOS and Google Drive app. I see that I can set individual photos to be available offline. This functionality is not available for folders though. Is there a third party app ...
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How do I put all of the music in my iTunes library (12.2) onto my iPhone 6?

Really frustrated with iTunes -- How the heck do I add the music in my iTunes library to my iPhone? I'm a power user and I've been using iTunes and iPods since the beginning. I'm going on a road ...
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1answer
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Change default screenshot format for iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8?

I would like to change the format of a screenshot from .png to .tiff. Is this possible? Moreover, is it possible to write a script or some equivalent that can automate screenshots on any apple mobile ...
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Cellular data turns on frequently even if i turned it off

I have a problem where my cellular data usage setting turns itself on frequently. When I am in range of WiFi my iPhone uses only WiFi but when I am out of range it turns on my cellular data even if ...
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2answers
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Iphone 6: how to disable software updates when using mobile data?

Disclaimer: I am asking this question on behalf of a friend. I don't own any apple product. How to turn off software updates? Iphone 6, IOS 8.1.1. Everything seems to be turned off, still ...
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How do I transfer voicemails from old iPhone 4S to new iPhone 5S?

I have an iPhone 4S running iOS 8.1.2. I used iTunes to make a backup of the 4S. I just got an iPhone 5S (running iOS 8.1.2), and I restored the 4S backup onto the 5S. None of the voicemails on the ...
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Why is my iTunes Music app suddenly skipping every track?

I was listening to music on the way home today, and all of a sudden it wouldn't play the next track. On closer inspection it was skipping through every track, regardless of whether I had pressed play ...
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Touch ID doesn't work first thing in the morning?

Here's a weird one. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, and the last phone I had was the iPhone 5 so this is the first device I've had with Touch ID. I'm using Apple's leather case and no screen protectors or ...
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1answer
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Sharing a video from Photos, Yosemite

I filmed a video on my iPhone 5, the synced my phone with my computer, and the video was put into my photo library. I want to share this video on Facebook, but whenever I click on share >> Facebook, ...
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Don't charge iphone when plugged into macbook?

Is it possible to temporarily keep your iPhone from draining the macbook battery? When I'm out and about I sometimes want to connect my [nearly empty] macbook to my [not so empty] iphone so I can ...
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1answer
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How to set the iphone mail app to send email only

I use my gmail as my primary email address and use the gmail app on my iphone. However, whenever I want to send a picture quickly from my camera roll it uses the default mail app and then proceeds to ...
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Retrieve old lock screen notifications

I pressed the home button on my iPhone 6. I noticed that there was a notification on the lock screen - something about iCloud. Before I could read more than a few words, Touch ID helpfully kicked in ...
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Does Apple's Out-of-Warranty Replacement cover iPhones regardless of condition?

I have a water-damaged iPhone 6. I took it to a non-Apple repair shop after the plunge (the Apple Store was too far away for urgent service), but it still does not work. It powers on, but the screen ...
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4answers
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Why do I have duplicate groups in Contacts app on my iPhone?

If I open the Contacts app on my iPhone I get duplicate groups, hence duplicate contacts. I started to delete one of a duplicate contact but they both gone away. I thought I could solve this problem ...
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Playlists deleted from iTunes after deleted on iPhone

I have my iPhone synced with iTunes. There were some playlists synced. I needed some free space on my iPhone once, so I deleted all playlists from my iPhone to make some space for video recording. ...
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Why can't I disable cellular usage for an individual app on iOS 7?

I thought I disabled cellular usage for several games in the past. Going through the list of which applications I've allowed to use cellular data, I noticed there are a few still enabled. I flip them ...
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Notes - Setting up for use with iCloud

Why do I have to enable 'Notes' in both "Settings > iCloud > Notes" and also in "Mail, Contacts, Calendar" > [iCloud account name] > "Notes"? If I do not set both of these 'Notes' to 'On', the iCloud ...
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Songs purchased on iPhone won't sync back to the iPhone from iTunes

I've run into this problem a couple of times: I purchase a song on the iPhone via the iTunes Store app. I re-download the song on iTunes on my Mac. I add the song to an existing playlist in iTunes. ...
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Can't download apps from App Store as get button doesn't start download

For a couple days now whenever I try to download an app from the App Store on my iPhone 5s with iOS 8.3 it brings up the 'use existing Apple ID' or 'create new one' window. When I select the existing ...
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How do I copy photos edited via the Camera app on my iPhone to my PC?

So, I know that the photos edited via the Camera app can't be copied to a Windows PC along with the edits. I realise that the alternative is to email 5 photos at a time. This is obviously ...
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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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How to force photo thumbnail download on iOS 8.3

I have 30,000+ photos synced to iCloud and am trying to get their thumbnails to show on the Photos app on iOS 8.3. On the (first) Photos tab, viewing at Years or Collections levels shows lots of grey ...
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Script iPhone notifications

How can I create notifications on a jailbroken iPhone? I'm hoping for something similar to growlnotify on OS X which lets me send a notification from a shell. (Tagged Cydia because I'm hoping ...
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All music missing on iphone suddenly. But, the music is still in itunes

Just this morning, I noticed that all of my music is gone from my iphone. It is still in itunes and I verified that all 3.29GB is still in my "iTunes Media" folder. However, even after syncing, none ...
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Is there any way to connect my iPhone to the internet through my MacBook Pro?

I'm going to be on an aircraft for a long time, but the aircraft offers an ethernet cable, which I can connect to my Macbook through a USB to ethernet cable, however, I would like to get internet ...
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How can I type or input Unicode characters using a code point on the iPhone?

I'm aware of the ability to use accented characters by holding down a key until they appear (ie. á ü etc.); however, I'm curious as to how, if possible, one might enter a code point in hexadecimal ...
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Remove Passbook's “Add credit or debit card” without adding one

I don't want to use Passbook to pay for anything. However, I bought a concert ticket online with a credit card, and I was given the option of downloading the ticket to Passbook. I can see the ticket ...
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Why do our iPhones keep asking for passwords of other users?

Our client's employees all have iPhone 6s. They don't share phones, and have never used each others, but strangely, as one user tries to download an app at the App store, it then asks for a completely ...
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Burst images will not upload when sharing to iCloud via iPhoto

I took burst photos with my iPhone 6. Plugged into iMac, iPhoto opens, I pull all the images off my phone and into a new iPhoto event, they are no longer on my phone. Now I want to share them using ...
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Iphone 5 Panic IPS After Changing battery

First I will like to say sorry for my English that it’s not the best In the world. I have a problem with my Iphone 5, its all begin in the moment that I put my phone to charge after that I realize ...
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How can I upload all photos from a burst on the iPhone?

I use Dropbox's automatic upload on the iPhone. Whenever I take a photo, it gets uploaded. But when I take a burst of photos on the iPhone 5s, only one of them is uploaded. I have to go in and tap ...
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Music files don't copy from iTunes to iPhone, appear grey with a dotted circle

When I drag music files from iTunes (desktop) onto a connected iPhone, many times the files just don't copy to the iPhone - the tracks appear in the list on iPhone, albeit grey and the most-left ...
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need help saving my stuff on my laptop

So my iPhone 6 broke completely still turns on but the screen is totally cracked cant see anything and I have a lot of stuff saved on it I tried saving them to my laptop but my phone is locked how can ...
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Preview does not work on iPhone 5

I have a problem with preview with my iphone 5. My mac is 2012 and running Yosemite. When I go to the "import from iPhone" I get the usual window, but when I drag and drop some photos / videos, it ...
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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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Prevent Automatic Installation of iOS Update

I know that iOS devices will automatically download the latest version of iOS when it's available. A message then appears, asking if the user wants to install the update later or now. I have 2 ...
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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 4S CDMA updating and activating

I live in Iran and I want to buy a CDMA iPhone 4S.I know that I won't be able to use CDMA network and I have no problem with that.Basically I want to have an iPhone but use it as an iPod because I can ...
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How can I export my iPhone notes to text files, preserving the modification date?

I have hundreds of notes on my iPhone. I want to export these to a different program that can import text files. I'm trying to preserve the modification date (e.g. by storing it in the file's ...