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

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iPhone 5 stuck on “your iPhone is being restored”

I got an iPhone 5 and restored it from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 4. Now when I look at the iCloud backup settings for the iPhone 5, it says "Backup options will be available when your iPhone is ...
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Using an old iPhone 4s to connect to internet to develop apps

I have an old iphone 4s but just upgraded to a new iphone 6 and switched cellular service from the 4s to the 6. Wifi broke for some reason a long time ago on the 4s (the buttons are permanetly ...
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my iPhone is locked and we're not sure of the Apple ID / iCloud password [duplicate]

Last 2 days before I have to reset everthing in my iPhone. Unfornately I have lost/forgotten my apple ID and passwords for my iPhone. When the iPhone powers on, it goes straight to an iCloud ...
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How can I back up apps which are no longer available?

I have an old iPhone 3G I'd like to repurpose. I've got some apps on it which work fine, but the current versions in the App Store won't run on a device this old. How can I back up the phone and the ...
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How to disable voice dictation on an iPhone 4S running iOS 5.1 or later?

When the keyboard is active on my iPhone 4S (running jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 / 6.1.1), there is a key between the space bar and the numeric entry toggle. This key has a microphone on it and tapping it ...
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Image capture opens after iPhone is connected

Everytime I connect my iPhone to my laptop, Image Capture opens. How to I stop it? I just need to use iTunes, not Image Capture.
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Why do I get my own text message sent back to me in a group message on iphone 5S?

I just got an iphone 5s. I was sent a group text message from a friend. When I responded, it showed my response in the group message, but then chimed and showed a new text from myself which was the ...
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Can an iPhone be force started before the 15 minute recharge period?

There are times when the iPhone is at low battery level that it turns itself off. Sometimes, it maybe when I am going to charge it but looking for where my cable is, it turned itself off. So I ...
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After syncing iPhone with iTunes, where will the app-related files be stored on my Mac?

For example, if I played a game and downloaded some game contents in the app and then saved some game progress, there should be some files generated within the app. After syncing with iTunes, where ...
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iOS8 - Open podcasts app via website link?

One of my clients publishes a number of podcasts. He would like to add links in our HTML site that would open the Podcast App and load or prompt to load the episode indicated in the link. Is that ...
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Want to download songs to my iPhone; don't want to plug it into the computer

I have an up-to-date (iOS wise) iPhone 4. I downloaded two songs on my computer and now I want to get them on my phone, but my version of iTunes is outdated, and my computers slow, also I'd rather ...
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iMessage on iPhone 3

My friend gave me an old iPhone 3. I have an iPod touch 4. I tried to set up iMessage with my current apple ID but it won't work. No messages will send and I won't receive any on the iPhone. In my ...
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Upgrade the iphone os from 4.1 to 4.3

I am using iphone 3GS. My phone os version is 4.1. I want to upgrade to 4.3 but the latest version is 6.0. How can I upgrade to 4.3 or 4.5 from 4.1?
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What is the current state of syncing Google Tasks and iOS Reminders?

Right now Siri says "You don't have any reminders," whew. But then Google Tasks tells me I have at least 9 things to do today. Whoops. Yes, I know this question has been asked before, but the answer ...
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Iphone showing reminders, but I have none

My Reminders app is showing 6 reminders, but as far as I know, I have none. I've checked the completed file...checked in Ical on the Mac....tried everytrhing I know & looked up vaious forum ...
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I cannot unlock my own iphone, with my own apple ID, after restore upgrade

My iphone 4s is locked, i restored it and upgraded it to latest IOS, and removed it from my Icloud, but now it doesn´t let me activate my own iphone. It tells me my account does not word to unlock ...
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iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite Reading List not syncing

I recently upgraded to a iPhone 6 and OS X Yosemite on my MBP. Safari's reading list was working fine between my 4s and Mavericks, but is no longer syncing between devices. For example, if I add a ...
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New iPhone 6 - hints in Notifications

I have been receiving new iphone 6 hints in my Notifications but when I go to try one out and go back to read it again it is gone. How do I retrieve them and where do they do they come from?
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Any way to update now from iOS 7.0.4 to 7.1.2?

I am trying to restore my iPhone 5s to iOS 7.1.2 but I only get error 3194. My hosts file is cleaned and I think it’s just Apple that doesn’t let me update to something other than iOS 8. Is there any ...
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Putting iPhone passcode into Xcode, so I wouldn't need to unlock my iPhone for every build?

Is there a way that I could put my iPhone lock code into Xcode, so I wouldn't need to unlock my iPhone for every build? It gets really frustrating that I need to physically unlock my iPhone before ...
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What is the iPhone SMS database called in ios6?

I need to migrate SMSs from an iPhone to an android, and I'd like to use solutions suggested here, but I can't find the SMS db file (reportedly named 3d0d7e5fb2ce288813306e4d4636395e047a3d28) in my ...
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Getting unsupported firmware error while trying update iPhone 5S to iOS 8

I am trying to update my GF's phone to iOS8. I do not have a reliable internet connection and iTunes keep disconnecting in middle and never resumes the download. So I downloaded IPSW link mentioned in ...
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why are iMessages appearing in my iPad Air but not coming through on my phone?

I think i have everything set up correctly but randomly this week i have had a few messages appear on my iPad air and they have never come through on my iphone? so i didnt even know i had a message ...
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Why am I notified about some missed calls via a text from +8888?

Most of the time when there's a missed call, it shows up when I go to Phone app->Recents. Sometimes I get a text from Rogers (+8888) telling me the number and when they called. When that happens, it ...
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IOS 7, enable to setup personal hot spot

After Updating latest version of iOS 7. I am not able to setup personal hot spot in my iPhone 4. I use BSNL (India) carrier. I was told by the carrier that the problem is an issue with the iPhone ...
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How can I check warranty state of my iPhone?

I’m from Maldives and I am buying an iPhone 6 plus from a shop in Male. They say that there is a 1 year Apple warranty but they aren’t providing me with any slips of the warranty. How can I verify ...
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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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Can I use pin 23 of iphone 30 pin connector as a 5V power source?

I googled it and failed to find definitive answers for this. Would you help me plz? I'd like to make a smartphone-powered LED. When I made a system like below, it didn't work. (1) 30 pin to USB ...
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Can Siri be set to read characters?

So my iPhone 5 digitizer broke, and since I have an upgrade coming up soon, I'm trying to do without a working phone until i can get the new 6. My problem is, however, that I have some websites I need ...
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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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Install Facebook Messenger on iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6

I reset my iPhone 3Gs but am unable to install Facebook Messenger back on my iPhone as it requires iOS 7. How can I install Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6?
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How to change iOS app “developed by” name?

I have developed an iOS app using Phonegap technology. I have uploaded it on Apple App Store & it has been approved, is ready for sale & is live on AppStore. The problem is that I want to ...
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Repeated “Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications” prompts?

I just backed up my iPhone 4S and restored it onto my iPhone 5. Now, whenever I open "Find My Friends", I get a continuous stream of these messages: Connect to iTunes to Use Push Notifications ...
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Drag-dropping M4R Ringtone to iTunes 12.0.1 to appear in iTunes ringtone folder?

I followed the instructions here for older iTunes but things have apparently changed in iTunes 12.0.1 and iOS 8.1. The drag-dropping and the double-clicking the M4R file do not work anymore. So How ...
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How to find iPhone carrier by IMEI?

There is a lot of services online offering the carrier check by IMEI, but I wonder if they are reliable. Is it possible to find iPhone carrier by IMEI number?
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sync mail folders between desktop and iphone

I access two different gmail accounts using IMAP in Mail. I organize those accounts into folders on my Mac (both gmail accounts go into the same folders). As soon as I put an email into a folder, I ...
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iPhone 4S and 5 freezes after not answering 2 calls

I'm having some issues after receiving 2 calls from anyone. So this is how it happened: (NOTE: This errors happens when my iphone is locked and the screen is turned off) Sometimes people call me ...
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Touch Id won't work suddenly, why?

I've an iPhone 5s, and I upgrade it to 8.1 ,now my touch id won't work. when I tap on "Add a fingerprint" immediately shows below image. I try to restore, but the problem not fixed, is it hardware or ...
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How can i get delivery confirmation for sent sms?

I recently bought an iPhone and can't get the delivery confirmation when i send an sms. I went from reading this thread at Apple forums and have some clarifications. Old phones seems to can, last ...
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How can you reset security questions on an Apple ID when you have the password, but the security email is incorrect?

There's a bit of a story, but the nub of the issue is we have forgotten the answers to the security questions on an Apple ID used for purchasing apps and music and can't reset the answers / questions ...
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App/solution for having alerts for emails

I have following case: when something bad happens with services I'm responsible for, I get email to specific email account. And I'd like to get alert about it from my phone. But I don't mean just ...
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How can I deactivate Find my iPhone's Erase iPhone?

My iPhone 4s has been stolen and I have activated "Erase iPhone" through the iCloud, but I've found out that this disables Find My iPhone too. How can I disable "Erase iPhone" to avoid deactivation ...
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Can I buy and use a New iPhone 6 as an iPod Touch?

In a related question I asked about the functionality of an iPhone 6 as compared to iPod touch 5, The answer indicates there could be a significant difference. The person I am asking on behalf of ...
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Q. Is it possible to stream music from one iPhone to another, merging libraries?

I'm currently researching for my dissertation, and was wondering: Is it possible for an app to allow, say 2 people, to merge their music libraries via wi-fi or bluetooth temporarlliy? For example, ...
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Why do my most recent iTunes music purchases not sync to my iPhone?

For some reason, the last 15 songs or so that I've downloaded won't sync to my iPhone. I've tried: Removing all music by unchecking "Sync Music" (didn't actually remove the music for some reason) ...
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Telephone callback reminder

Yesterday my phone (iPhone 6 / iOS 8.1) alerted me to a reminder to call a phone number. I did not set that reminder. It somehow just appeared in the Reminders app. Curious, I called the number. ...
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Is there a software to reset/flash your iphone to factory without itunes?

i have two "broken" iphones. One of them, is a 3gs. I've changed is battery yesterday and it was ok for 30 min/1hour and then it just started rebooting. I searched online and i saw it was a common ...
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Stuck on Bootlogo After Upgrading to iOS 8.1 can't enter recover/dfu mode

I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 8.1 with iTunes, after the update my iPhone 5 is stuck at apple boot logo. I tried to enter into the DFU Mode but the screen still stuck on apple logo. I also tried to ...
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Are all Verizon iPhone 5S are GSM Unlocked globally?

I am getting an iPhone 5S, Verizon version from USA and I plan to use it in India (on a GSM network). I read that Verizon iPhone 5S are GSM unlocked globally and can be used anywhere in the World. Is ...
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Cannot copy certain podcast episodes to iPhone

My iPhone (3GS, 5.1.1) has decided that certain new podcast episodes simply cannot be copied to the phone. When I move them from the iTunes Podcasts category in the library to the phone, nothing ...