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

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Yosemite can't call numbers that contain two hash characters

My iPhone (running iOS 8) and my MacBook (running OS 10.10.3) are in the same WiFi network, and I can answer incoming calls from my MacBook. Initiating calls from the Contacts application on the ...
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unsyncing an iphone 4

Someone synced my iphone 4 with their ipad without my knowledge or permission. I have tried to find a setting or action on my iphone to "unsync" my phone from the ipad or other devices, but was ...
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Using an Old iPhone as a Car Antitheft GPS Tracker

Will an old, deactivated iphone without a cell or data plan still be trackable using the Find My iPhone app? I want to purchase an old, 'junker' iphone and stash it in my car to use as a tracking ...
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Can I restore an iPhone 5S Backup with 7.0.4 on to my iOS 8.3 iPod Touch 5G?

My iPod touch got stuck in a screen and it says to connect to iTunes, and the only backup I have is an iPhone 5S 7.0.4 backup. I don't want to break anything. Will it work?
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Google Play Music on Alarm

I'm new to iOS, I've come from Android and to avoid loosing time migrating all the musics from Google Play Music to iTunes (and since Google allows you to have 50,000 songs on their servers for free ...
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iTunes movie player loses focus when iPhone starts syncing

Frustrated by years of iTunes for Windows quirks, I finally bought a Mac Mini as a sort of media server and moved all my iTunes content over, including wifi-syncing my iPhone and iPads. I figured that ...
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How can I keep my Apple Watch from draining my iPhone's battery?

I used to have to charge my iPhone 5s just once a day, over night. Now that I'm using an Apple Watch, I find that I have to charge my phone 3 or 4 times because my battery is draining. I'm not using ...
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How to run diagnostics on iPhone?

My iPhone currently has me stumped. It's an iPhone 6 running the latest iOS. I have a Mac running Yosemite and the latest iTunes. I can't figure out what's wrong, so a diagnostic method would be ...
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iMessage spam injection from known contact - possible sources?

I was texting with my father (a known contact!) using iMessage on my Mac. He was using his iPhone. In one of his messages to me, a strange message and link appended itself to what he was writing and ...
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Mac does not recognize iPhone when it is connected by USB [duplicate]

My iPhone fails to connect to my mac via USB charger. The USB port and the cable are working. System Information shows that "unknown device (...not been configured)". I don't know why this happens?
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Can you play h.264 saved in Dropbox on iOS?

I want to save h.264 video files on dropbox and play them on iPhone. Can we do that?
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iCloud complains that I'm running out of storage when I'm not

I'm using the iCloud's free 5GB to backup some of my data from my iPhone. Recently, iCloud has been prompting that it's not able to perform backups because my iCloud is full. I checked my iCloud ...
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iPhone iMessages texts go to friend's group instead of himself

I have an issue when texting my friend's iPhone. It only started recently. When I text him, my text appears in a group chat he has with his family. When he texts me, I don't get anything. We both use ...
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iPhone 4S causing internet lag

I've noticed that when a family members iPhone 4S connects to the WiFi, the general internet slows to a crawl, i.e. a normal ping to bbc.co.uk would give me 25ms, but when her phone is connected, it ...
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Can someone describe how to encrypt a message using someone else's PGP public key on an iPad or iPhone?

Can someone describe how to encrypt a message which isn't an email using someone else's pgp public key on iPad or iPhone?
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My phone cannot receive shared album invites

My phone cannot receive shared album invites. When the sender tries to share with me she is getting an error saying the number she is sending to cannot receive shared invites. I am able to share ...
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How to prevent keychain passwords being seen with iPhone passcode?

Via Settings/Safari/Saved Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords by simply entering the 4 digit passcode on ones iPhone. Is it possible to still be able to use Keychain passwords and ...
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How to check which cellular network bands are supported by iPhone

I have an iPhone 6 (European model) and will be travelling to Japan soon, where networks have different connectivity requirements. I checked the specs from Apple and couldn't conclude whether it ...
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Prevent Apple Watch face from showing when Do Not Disturb on

When Do Not Disturb is on, my Apple Watch still showing the watch face when I turn my wrist. This is a pain at night, because everytime I move, I get a light shining from the watch. When Do Not ...
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Keynote Remote Broken on OS X 10.10.3

Update: I found a workaround. See below. I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.3 and a rMBP running OS X 10.10.3. Both machines have the latest version of Apple's Keynote app installed. In the past, ...
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Is there a way to force Google Photos to upload in the background?

I recently download the new Google Photos app for iOS, and I noticed that my photos are only uploaded when I have the app opened and in focus. Background app refresh is on for the app. Is there ...
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How can I make Siri use non apple apps?

Is there a general way extend Siri on iOS 8 to use other apps? For instance, I am not using the apple E-Mail app but "myMail". I'd like to make Siri use this app when telling her to write an e-mail? ...
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Emergency with iPhone 4-4s

home button was held down until iPhone had shut off. Now when we turn it back on it asks to enter a passcode and it is not the same as it was before this. Anytime you touch the screen a woman's voice ...
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IPhone 5c won't connect to the wifi

My iphone won't connect to the wifi, I don't have data so I can't try using it. But every time I try to connect it to the wifi it just shows the loading sign beside my wifi name, and it will not ...
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Why do some pages returned by Google Search app on iPhone fail “Find text on Page”?

Find-text-on-page fails on some pages returned by the Google Search app on the iPhone 6 (possibly others). It does not fail on all such pages but it does fail consistently on some. You can duplicate ...
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8GB model iPhone 4S is only showing 5.4GB capacity (4.2GB available)

It used to say 8GB capacity in the General > About Settings menu. Now it only says 5.4. I've done a "restore as new" but it's still showing the same. Help?
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iOS located photos without Wi-Fi/cell network

Last week I was in another country and had no connection to internet nor to my operator. I had the Airplane mode turned on the whole time and took a lot of photos. Yesterday I came back home and ...
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Synced new phone, lost old photos on my computer. How to restore?

I got my broken iPhone 6 replaced with a new one today. After syncing, my photos from the last month or so have vanished from iTunes on my computer. Any way to restore them?
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icloud video transfer

I uploaded a video to a shared icloud file. In my icloud photo sharing on my iphone it appears as a0 an activity and b) as a shared photo stream. It does not appear as a shared photo stream on my ...
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How to unlink an AppleID / iCloud Account from an iPhone that's been used 3 times?

I work at a place where they re-issue iPhones to various employees. One of these iPhones has been re-issued at least 3 times. Which means that there are at least 3 Apple ID/iCloud accounts that have ...
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how to browse photos in mac folder via iPhone

Can one use the iPhone to browse photos and videos that reside in folders on a internet connected mac? I have recently decided to not use library based photo managers - after Apple decided to give up ...
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Playlist in Iphone; some songs I can rearrange, some I cannot. Help?

Iphone 6s - with updated os Playlist is not a genius created playlist. Done manually on the phone. I can rearrange most of the songs, but those I have bought lately (meaning since I got my Iphone ...
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How do I get reception without 3G and cellular data on?

When my cellular data and 3G is turned off SOS only is the only option and when I turn 3G and cellular data on I get normal reception. This has only happened recently and I have had my phone for ...
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Can Find My iPhone still locate a device if it is restored with DFU mode?

How does this work? You can restore phones in DFU mode but you're faced with Activation Lock if you have enabled it. Will you still be able to locate it?
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Photo Albums Created On iPhone Are Not Appearing/Syncing to New Photos App in Yosemite

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.3 and a mid-2011 iMac running the latest version of Yosemite. On Phone I have iCloud Photo Library turned on. I have "Optimize iPhone Storage checked I have upload ...
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GPS Tracklog from iPhone

When bushwalking I use my Garmin GPS to record tracklogs, which I can later download. I was wondering if the iPhone5 has a similar capability. This could be handy when travelling. I have searched ...
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The effective power bug made my iMessage not work [duplicate]

I gave a "friend" my number and he sent the effective power code and now my iMessage doesn't work anymore I click on the app for iMessage and the app crashes
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how can i extend my 8gb memory space on iphone 5c

Can i use an external USB (like an OTG for androids) on iphone 5c along with an usb adapter(lightning to micro usb port)? Can iphones read external USB devices?
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Bought song on iTunes on iPhone, sync'd to iTunes computer, now won't play on iPhone?

I bought two albums today on my iPhone, on my Apple ID, downloaded them to the iPhone, I then sync'd the phone this afternoon. Now the albums will not show on my iPhone and it's saying that they're ...
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Unexpected interruption announcing John F. Kennedy's birthday

(May 28, 2015, 0900 USPacific/LosAngeles) I did not configure this alert. Why was I interrupted for John F. Kennedy's upcoming birthday?
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iPhone 5c won't stop blocking a caller

My iPhone 5c keeps blocking a certain caller without my knowledge. I keep having to go in and unblock the caller's number; her name and number appear in the blocked list again and again without my ...
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How to install a previously downloaded IPSW file on iPhone directly without iTunes?

I've downloaded the correct IPSW file for the iPhone 4 using BitTorrent. iPhone3,1_7.0_11A465_Restore.ipsw I cannot use the Apple servers because the connection keeps dropping and the download does ...
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Incoming cellular calls ring on all my iOS devices

When I receive an incoming cellular call on my iPhone 5 (iOS 8.3), it is propagated to all my other devices (including a wifi only iPad) connected to the same wifi network. I guess that's an ...
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iPhone 5S, iOS 8.3, glitches when I try to delete text messages

I have an iPhone 5S running iOS 8.3, and the most recent carrier update settings as well. For some reason it doesn't like when I try to delete old messages. I can delete an entire conversation or ...
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Health data duplicates

Why do several apps (example: Runkeeper) generate duplicate data in the Health App? Is this a bug or something I can turn off?
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Why does “effective. Power” text crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via ...
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Creating 'fake' microphone and camera inputs on an iPhone

On my mac, I can use software like CamTwist and SoundSiphon to create 'fake' webcam and microphone inputs. CamTwist lets me pipe custom content (such as images or video) to that webcamera input, and ...
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Lost entries on my iPhone 4 but not on my iPad

I noticed this morning that I have lost all my calendar entries on my iPhone but not my iPad. I can't enter anything new on my iPhone either but am still able to on the ipad. The only calendar entries ...
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IPhone 4s IOS8 Calendar appointments have disappeared

All of a sudden, all of my calendar appointments disappeared and I am unable to add any events. When I hit "Done" nothing appears in the calendar. I have not changed any of my settings and this did ...
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Why does iTunes fail to sync my iPhone?

For the past month or so, I've been unable to backup my iPhone using iTunes. Every time I try, I'm told that the phone is "disconnected": What could be causing this? I've tried different USB cables ...