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Apple's operating system crafted specifically for mobile devices.

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'Hey Siri' becomes unresponsive when asking to text a contact

I recently noticed that my 'Hey Siri' started to become unresponsive when asking it to text a contact. I use this service almost 40 times a day as I am a disabled person with limited use of hands. ...
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Whatsapp on iOS, how to delete voice messages directly?

Some of my Whatsapp group chats contain about 100mb of voice messages and I want to get rid of them. However, they are not being displayed as "media". How can i do it? Thanks
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What app is this ? M notif [closed]

Anyone knows what this notif is from?
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How can I remove keychain data from iOS?

I have a phone and an app is reusing the keychain data, even after reinstalling the application. Is there a way how I can remove the keychain data from my phone? I am not talking about passwords only, ...
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Why are some 3D buildings more detailed than others in iOS's Maps app?

In iOS's Maps app, some 3D rendered buildings have ample details and colors, such as the San Francisco Golden Gate bridge or the details of the Oracle Park: However, some other buildings have less ...
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Is there a way to alert on disk usage (or disk space left) prominently in iOS?

Is there a way to show disk usage (and disk space left) prominently in iOS by issuing alerts when threshold is met? I wish I could see my disk usage (and remaining disk space) like "10GB/256GB ...
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iPhone - Return to set up mode while keeping installed software [closed]

On iOS 14 installed on iPhone 13, is it possible to return to the setup mode (the settings we need to do when we turn on the phone for the first time) while still keeping the installed apps? I don't ...
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Can one sync reminders between iPhone and Mac using lightning cable?

I am trying to avoid using iCloud… thanks for helping out! Enabled calendar sync in Finder, calendars sync but not reminders.
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Does handwriting recognition require mobile data?

I gather that scribble now allows handwriting recognition in any iOS app. Does it require mobile data or is everything on-device? (I do not yet have an Apple Pencil so cannot test this for myself)
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iPhone 11 keeps rebooting and won’t let me update

My iPhone 11 keeps Ree booting and won’t let me update please can someone help every time I try upgrade it reboots it’s self
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How do recover video lost after undoing copy operation?

I had shot some video clips using my phone which I "cut and pasted" in a new folder on my desktop (windows). By mistake, I pressed the Ctrl + Z button which undid the action when the phone ...
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Call recording on an iPhone 13 Pro

I just bought a new iPhone 13 Pro to use as my main phone. Are there any call recording apps, or ways of recording calls, regardless of whether they are free or premium? After searching through the ...
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Parental control of a child's iPhone without using a second iPhone device

I have just set up an iPhone for my child, for which I have created a normal AppleID (with my adult age). I would like to limit this phone to only a limited set of apps. (for example screen-time ...
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Google Photos for iOS: sync photo delete actions

I use Apple Photos (and iCloud) on my iPhone for my photo library. I often take a number of pictures and later delete many of them to only leave the best picture of a set. I also use Google Photos to ...
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How to determine which apps are incompatible with an iOS upgrade?

Since apps sometimes stopped working after an iOS upgrade in the past, I’m curious as how to know in advance which apps will be affected (I don’t wanna use any trial-and-error approach). This ...
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How do I keep music playing when I switch apps on iOS?

When I'm listening to music on my iOS device and open certain apps like games, the music stops. How do I prevent that from happening?
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Can I still sideload .ipa files on M1 Macs?

I have been trying to install the Google Home iOS app on my 2021 Macbook Pro (M1X) I found some .ipa files online, but I got these error messages. How can I tell if an arbitrary ipa is code signed ...
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Moving bulk Notes off an iPhone

My partner lives in her Notes on her iPhone SE. She’s discovered that having over 800 saved Notes of various sizes has slowed down the Notes app alarmingly. She’d love to transfer all her Notes to ...
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If I'm using password manager provided by Apple on my iPhone, what would happen if I lose that iPhone?

I just realized something, so I'm curious to know the answer. I bought an iPhone and seem to like the password manager that is built into it. I set up all my email passwords (Gmail and all) in it, as ...
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Syncing messages across iPhone and MacBook (specific situation not covered in most tutorials)

I had to restore my iPhone and reinstall macOS on my MacBook a couple of days ago. Each operation was done separately. The result of performing them is that the messages I exchanged while my phone was ...
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Sync imported books WITH NOTES from iOS 9 to iOS 15

There are imported EPUBs with hundred of notes on my iPhone 4S (iOS 9, non-upgradable). I want to import these books with their notes to my other iPhone running iOS 15. I tried various options, from ...
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Constantly missing my calendar notifications

For the last few months, macOS and iOS have both decided to stop actually alerting me to my meetings with an audible alarm, and I keep on missing meetings as a result. My meetings have alert times set ...
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iPhone - delayed notifications on home Wi-Fi

I'm close to losing my mind with this stupid issue. I've been trying to fix it for like 6 months now. So, push notifications from all apps are delayed or don't arrive at all. They all arrive only ...
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iPhone of a family member took organizer name’s

I’ve shared my iCloud+ subscription with my family, but I’ve noticed that family’s phones took the name of the organizer. Is it normal?
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Cannot make WhatsApp calls on WIFI on iOS 15 : local network access required, but WhatsApp absent from the apps list

WhatsApp on iPhone is currently unable to successfully complete a voice call. The incoming call is notified by the usual ringtone and answer controls on the screen, but upon answering the call, ...
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Can I expect another Xcode 13.2 update beyond 13.2.1 that would support iOS 15.4?

Where can I find a roadmap for Xcode to know if Apple intends to provide another 13.2 update? I foolishly upgraded my iPhone to iOS 15.4.1 without first checking if Xcode 13.2.1 supports it. I can't ...
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How does DNS resolution work on iOS devices when VPN's are enabled?

I have a WireGuard VPN configured on my iPhone. There is a DNS server running on the machine at the other end of the VPN tunnel. This DNS server has records for example.net but no other domains. (For ...
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iPhone app to track stocks that allows me to set price alerts

My task I'm looking for an iOS app that can track a set (technical name is portfolio?) of stocks: show the (time, value) plot of each stock in real time (this is something even the barebone Stocks ...
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iOS Mail auto corrects after mail is sent

This is a common annoyance. I send an email to myself while away from my desk for something that I can follow up on later at my desk. I put something short in the subject. Because this has happened ...
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How do I make Files app show hidden files on iOS?

I'm on iOS 15 and have some files with names that start with ., how do I view them in the Files app?
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Can I download apps to this iPod Touch 2nd Generation?

I use an iPod Touch 2nd Generation running iOS 6.1.6 to listen to music absent from streaming platforms. But when I go to the App Store and try to download apps, I get the message: "Your Apple ID ...
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Open network iOS view files list and play streams directly without downloading

Issue native Safari or iOS VLC it does allow to play only first song of m3u file see example error repo Question to view files list and play streams directly without downloading open network stream ...
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iOS 15.4.1 iPhone 13 with FireFox: Cannot decode data [closed]

I’m trying to track a package shipped to me via USPS. At usps.com I can’t receive tracking info. The tracking url always returns an odd error page: . Therefore, I just attempted browsing usps.com. ...
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Temporarily changing the Apple account on an iPhone

Why I'm asking I am a developer. I'm a very recent newcomer to the world of iOS apps. And I only have a crappy old 2nd hand iPhone I bought specifically for this purpose. I have developed an app and ...
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How do disable all notifications on macOS and iOS?

I have to use a Mac at work and there's random notifications in the top right, e.g. update software, try Safari, error messages, etc. I just want to turn them all off. I already disabled notifications ...
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How can I stop my iPhone camera roll pictures from converting to .heic format when sent using iMessages?

I’m using iPhone 13 pro max on iOS 15.4.1. I have camera formats setting on “most compatible”. When I take a picture with iPhone, the picture is in .jpeg format. However when I share the same ...
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Is it possible to add a list of contacts to an iOS/iPhone device?

Could I add a text file containing a list of my friends' phone numbers to my contacts without doing it manually/individually?
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Add self-signed certificate

I would like to access my Synology NAS via HTTPS, but don't have the money to buy a certificate. I've read that you can generate your own and manually trust it. So after following the step here, I ...
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Apply custom web content filter

I would like to block some specific ad domains in Safari (iOS 15), but I can't find a software solution to do that (all ad blocker software I tried do not allow adding manual rules). Manually create ...
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Did the Microsoft Translate add-on stop working in Shortcuts(app)?

I had a small shortcut created to translate the copied text to english using the Microsoft translate. But it does not seem to work for the last one week. Any idea what could have happened ?
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I can't see my app on TestFlight

I'm an admin for my team on App Store Connect, and we have several users testing our app on TestFlight. I'm added as an Internal Tester for the app, but when I open TestFlight I don't see the app (I ...
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How do I find the absolute pathname of the Files directory on an iPhone?

On my iPhone, there's Files app that allows me to browse iCloud Drive etc. For an app I'm writing, I need to know the absolute pathname of this Files folder, or any other folder where I could save a ...
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TestFlight: If I remove and re-add myself as a tester, will I lose access to App Store Connect?

I'm an admin on my team's account on App Store Connect. I'm added as a tester, but I can't access builds on TestFlight on my phone, so I want to remove and re-add myself so I get the invitation again. ...
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iOS resetting an apps location settings to while in app after I manually set it to always

My wife's iPhone has an app installed (Home Assistant Companion app if it matters). I went into the iOS settings, and for the location permission it asks for I set it to "Always", however, ...
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Is it possible to whitelist a specific url on iOS? (not just the entire domain)

I'd like to block all websites except certain URLs. For example, I want to only allow any url with the pattern reddit.com/r/math/*, but otherwise block the rest of reddit.com. Is this possible on iOS ...
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Does the single quote on iOS have different value than on MacOS?

I notice that any of my passwords that has single quotes (') aren't accepted on some websites if I type it on Safari. If I use my Mac and Chrome for the same websites, they're accepted. Have anyone ...
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Syncing opened Safari tab groups between devices

If I have two iPhones/iPads, should I be able to see the same Safari tab groups on both of them? Based on what I have seen online, it sounds like I should. However, it does not seem to be the case for ...
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Add iCloud account to Outlook calenders on iOS

I want to add my iCloud account to my outlook calendar on my iPhone 13 (software version 15.2). Note: My iCloud account is not registered via an @icloud.com mail address. I created an app-specific ...
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Is iPhone headphones sound warning legit when plugged into external speaker?

I plugged my iPhone SE into an amplifier and turned the iPhone's volume to maximum to get the best sound-to-noise ratio. The health app says that my noise exposure was "Loud". Did the health ...
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I split a contact into two, one with an Apple ID and with a phone number. How can I get iOS to let me open two messages conversations?

Someone in my contacts list that used to have an iPhone has switched to a non-Apple phone, but still has a MacBook. So I want to be able to send this person messages using both iMessage and SMS. To ...
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