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

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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
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If I remote wipe my iPhone, can I still locate it remotely?

If I lose my iPhone, and I use remote wipe to prevent my confidential data from being stolen, then can I still use Find My iPhone to locate it on a map? I'm assuming not (since it resets to factory ...
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Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

I've previously connected to a wifi network on my iPhone but I've no way of finding out the password. So is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?
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How can I export SMS text messages from my iPhone?

When answering this question, please note if the solution is: For Windows and/or Mac OS X users The price of the solution If you have successfully—and actually—used the solution How can I export ...
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How do I create a custom ringtone for my iPhone?

The iPhone has a very limited selection of default ringtones. How do I create a new ringtone for my iPhone?
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Disable Repeated System Alerts in iOS 7

On iOS 7, there is a feature under Cellular in Settings called: Use Cellular Data For:. This lists all of the apps I have on my iPhone 4 with individual On/Off Switches to disable or enable cellular ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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What apps are available for subscribing to podcasts directly on the iPhone

I listen to a lot of podcasts - A lot of stuff from twit, cnet, smodcast and npr. I sync my phone about once every two weeks or so which for a lot of my daily podcasts is not good. For twit there's ...
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Can I undo the upgrade to iOS 7 by restoring to iOS 6.1.3? [duplicate]

I recently attempted to follow this tutorial to upgrade my device (iPhone 4) to iOS 7 without being a developer or registering a UDID. I loaded and installed iOS 7 and got to the configuration ...
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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Why does iPhone Music app show me “Apple Music” logo instead of my iTunes songs?

I synced all of the music in my iTunes Library to my iPhone (like it was an iPod). I've been listening to the music in my Jeep for weeks by plugging into the USB port and choosing songs and playlists ...
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8answers
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How can I clean up 'Other' storage on iPhone 3G?

My iPhone 3G is currently showing 3.1GB of 'Other' disk space in iTunes, and this amount seems to be growing by about 0.1GB every couple of days. I can't find any good references for what this space ...
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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?

First time caller, long time listener: I've seen this question asked on a few other sites but with no "definitive" answers. The Apple website on iPhone batteries is ambiguous, at best, and the ...
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1answer
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How to delete all music on my iPhone

How do I delete all the music on my iPhone. I tried doing it through iTunes but it says my collection is not managed by iTunes and I don't want to erase and sync because all my apps are nicely backed ...
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Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows?

I would like to develop iPhone apps without using Mac OS X. Is it possible to do this on Windows OS?
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Can I transfer or sync purchased as well as non-purchased songs from my iPhone to my computer?

So, I wiped my drive clean on my MacBook and reinstalled the OS. Happily the best of my music was safe on my iPhone and I figured it would easily flow back to my iTunes library. Not so happily, I can'...
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How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and am loving it. One issue I've run into is that my iPhone adds my recently taken photos to an album named "Photo Stream" whenever I'm on WiFi. The ...
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No Wi-Fi on iPhone?

In my iPhone settings where I'm supposed to turn Wi-Fi on or off, it is just grey & says 'No Wi-Fi'. I have reset network settings, restored phone, re-synced everything, but still have this ...
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App Store is stuck in a loop trying to download a free app — how do I make it stop?

My App Store keeps saying this item is free in the store, that this item will be added to your purchases and it then says cancel or download. I click download and it won't download and keeps popping ...
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Is my iPhone locked with iCloud or not? I don't have SIM Card yet

I bought an iPhone 5C from a friend and I'm not sure if it's Activation Locked or not and I don't have a SIM card yet. He hasn't used it and didn't know anything about that, he got it second hand. ...
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How to record iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone/iPad screen natively without having to using AirPlay applications like AirServer or Reflector. How do I record the iPhone screen on OS X Yosemite ?
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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable

My iPhone 5 that has been running iOS 7 since beta 1 suddenly wants to be activated. When locked, it shows me my wallpaper. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. When I enter it, it takes ...
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iPhone Apps in Waiting mode for the last 4 days

I tried to download the "Dictionary Free" app from the App Store four days ago, but it's been stuck in "Waiting" ever since. I've tried everything: rebooting the phone, restoring from an iTunes backup,...
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iPhone stuck at “No SIM card installed”

I "retired" my old iPhone 3GS when I got my shiny new iPhone 4 and I was happily using it as an iPod touch with camera and compass. However, I made the mistake of throwing away the SIM inside the 3GS,...
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Call blocking for iPhone?

How do I block unwanted callers without jailbreaking?
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How can I see the phone number dialed after I initiate a call?

In the Phone app (iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.2), I click on a contact's number, the call is initiated and starts ringing. For a brief moment at this point, the label of the number (home / work / etc…) is ...
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Lost iPhone, what action to take?

Suppose you lost your iPhone or it was stolen and with your MobileMe subscription you have the choice of tracking it, locking it, displaying a message or remote wiping the phone. What would you do and ...
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How to disable iMessage on a broken iPhone?

How can I disable iMessage for a phone number if the iPhone it's attached to has been destroyed? My sister dropped her iPhone in the bath, so she is now using an older non-Apple phone. Whenever I send ...
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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken-iPhone “supported by Apple” again?

Will an iOS reinstall Work on any jailbroken-iPhone and Make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall reset the iPhone (jailbroken or not) back to a "clean, ...
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Back up iPhone that can not be unlocked--screen is broken/shattered. Need help!

I left my phone on the roof of my car and drove away on a busy road. It was hit several times and the screen is broken/shattered and glass comes off of it. It receives calls/text messages, and the ...
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Can't modify selection of “use cellular data for” for some apps in iPhone 6 after update to iOS 9

After update to iOS 9, for many of the apps in my iPhone 6, the "cellular data" selection is locked in "Settings/Cellular/Use Cellular Data For" or in the corresponding "Settings/[App Name]" entry. ...
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transfering iphone data to another computer

I have a laptop and want to give it to my sis after I bought a mac mini. Now how can I let my iphone sync with the mac mini for the following data: (I think this applies to any 2 computers) music ...
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How to mass delete your photos in your iPhone?

I cannot do it in the phone itself, neither in iPhoto. How can you delete all your photos in iPhone?
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Is it possible to activate an iPhone 4 without a SIM?

So we bought an iPhone 4 from the Apple store. But we didn't get a micro-SIM as there are no PAYG tariffs on micro-SIM available. Is there anyway to activate the device without getting hold of a SIM? ...
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iPhone data connection types

Just curious — could anyone explain the exact meaning of all the connection type symbols in iPhone? Let's see, wifi and 3G, the fastest connection types, are quite clear, but how about the others: E ...
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Is this “Security Info Required” prompt legitimate?

I attempted to install an application this afternoon, and was presented with the below security screen stating: Security Info Required To help ensure the security of your Apple ID, you ...
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Why is my iPhone screen stuck on the 'connect to iTunes' screen?

i need help with my iPhone it is stuck on the connect to iTunes screen. iTunes does recognize the iPhone, but when I select 'restore', it goes through a few progress bars then errors again. I've ...
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iPhone 4 reset is taking a very long time

I'm passing my IPhone 4 on to my mother, and I wanted to reset it. So I went into settings -> general -> reset, and I picked the option to reset all settings and remove all the data. Now I'm seeing a ...
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Iphone ringing when husband receives a call

Why is my phone ringing when someone calls my husbands phone? The number shows up on my phone and says "from your iPhone".
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How do I remove videos from iPhone

I have a few videos on iPhone under the Videos app, not Photos.app video stream. I have synced with iTunes, unchecked sync videos etc, and they have still not been removed, even though they are ...
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Find My iPhone Email Notification

Is the email notification from Apple that your device has been tracked using Find My iPhone a new feature?
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How to synchronize iPhone with new Mac without losing data?

I've upgraded my workplace with a new Macbook, but I've run into several problems. One of these problems is iPhone synchronization. Previously, I synchronized my iPhone with a PC notebook. Now I ...
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How do I get podcasts downloaded directly to my iPhone and iPad to match the ones on my Mac?

Background I have a podcast subscription on my Mac. For example, Marketplace. It's a daily podcast, and I often get them by downloading them to the Mac (Snow Leopard 10.6.8) with iTunes (currently ...
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How to figure out iOS device battery health?

I'm looking for ways, similar to coconutBattery for OS X to figure out current health of battery for iOS devices.
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Why do some Unicode text messages 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 iMessage 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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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

Everything is stated in the title. When I connect my iPad or iPhone iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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The iPhone home button is sometimes unresponsive. How can I fix it?

I've noticed that my iPhone 4's home button does not work very well. Sometimes I have to press it multiple times, or press it very hard to get it to register a click. Sometimes it will detect a double-...
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What exactly does “erase and sync” mean in iTunes?

This is one of the scariest, vaguest warnings I've ever seen. In my case I don't mind if it erases all of my songs and re-syncs with my new computer, but I sure as hell don't want it erasing ...
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Is there any way to add an ePub book to iBooks without iTunes?

I purchased a book and have it in ePub and PDF formats. I can easily add the PDF to iBooks from Safari. However, I can't find a method to get an ePub book into iBooks without iTunes. I'm away from my ...