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macOS Catalina WiFi not listing Personal HotSpot

The WiFi list should have Personal HotSpot listed above all WiFi connections, now it never appears. (macOS Catalina 10.15.7, iPhone 13 Pro Max iOS 15.5) When I turned on "HotSpot Discoverable&...
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CSAM scanning in IOS 15

Does iOS 15 and 15.5 in particular have CSAM scanning? I've done a lot of internet searching and have not yet found a definitive answer.
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iOS: View set of photos that have been previously set as wallpapers?

On my iPhone, the (relatively few) photos that I have set as my lock screen wallpapers tend to be some of my best photos. Is there a way to get my iPhone to show me (only) the set of photos that I ...
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MacOs & iOS: Keyboard shortcut for Page Up and Page Down?

I am using a Logitech K780 keyboard which doesn't have dedicated Page Up/Down and Home/End keys (You have to press FN + a Num pad button, which isn't very convenient). On Mac OS & iOS you can ...
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iOS sticky roaming issues on Cisco Meraki access points

Been seeing some odd iPad roaming behavior lately that has left me perplexed. We've been having issues with iPads not choosing to roam from an MR36 to an MR74. I've observed the clients getting as ...
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How can I enable audio recording of keyboard dictation sounds?

I have an irritating problem using iOS 14 keyboard dictation*. So, I've tried to reproduce the problem and record the behaviour using Screen Recorder. My problem is that once the keyboard is listening ...
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Connect via ip address to device through VPN doesn't work

I'm trying to connect to my device that's connected through VPN. I am able to connect to it on the same network but as soon as I am on a different network but connect to the same network through VPN I ...
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Router not found in Netgear Nighthawk iOS app?

I’m connected to the router via WiFi, I’ve reinstalled the app and given it all permissions, and I’m not using a VPN.
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iOS App Store App listed as ‘supports Siri’?

For any given app in the App Store, what does it mean if the App is listed as ‘supports Siri’? The BBC sounds App doesn’t offer any features via the shortcuts App? What else does Siri offer in support ...
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How do I tell Siri which device I'm talking to?

When I have multiple Apple devices in the same room, and I use "Hey Siri", sometimes the wrong device will respond. This isn't always a problem, because a lot of things work the same no ...
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Install iOS app in MacBook Pro 2018 with an Intel chip without using an iphone

I want to install an iOS app in my MacBook Pro 2018 It has an Intel chip but I don't have an iPhone or iPad. Is there a way to install it using some software?
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Really old messages appear on OSX Messages app

I heave couple threads from 4-5 years ago that I deleted from my iOS Messages app ( must've deleted at least a few years ago too) About a couple weeks ago, I synced all SMS/iMessage apps to work with ...
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Playing local (on device) music files

I have a sizeable CD collection, all of which I've ripped and converted to MP3. While connected to my home network, I copied many of these files from my Samba NAS share using IOS's built-in files app ...
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Can shortcuts from my iPhone run another shortcut or send a command to my other devices?

Can we use Shortcuts to access our other device's (e.g. iPad, or vice versa) shortcuts and run them? Or perhaps directly configure the iPad. Examples would be telling iPad to turn off the wifi.
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How to add screenshots from iOS Store links in the iPhone Notes app?

This is a strange one. Last year I created a Notes folder with my iPhone and started saving links to some apps from the iOS Store, each one as a separate note. I just added a title and pasted the link,...
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BLE device with Apple's Apple Media Service

I have a watch that acts as a BLE peripheral and contacts my Phone with BLE. I want to control the Phone music player(such as the Mobile phone's own music player, QQ music player/NetEase Cloud Music) ...
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iOS copy & paste menu with icons

Twice now I’ve seen this copy & paste menu pop up on my iPhone. The first time was in Messages on iOS 14* and the second was in WhatsApp on iOS 15. I don’t know what triggered the menu either time,...
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How can I build my iOS app to be deployed via an MDM?

We've got Intune set up at work, and I'm trying to push a custom iOS app out to several iPod Touches we have. Intune is set up and working properly, but the app refuses to install because it's ...
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Is it possible to measure noise levels with the iPhone alone?

It seems that you can't measure noise levels with the iPhone alone, you have to either connect an Apple Watch to it or Airpods, am I right?
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What color filter does Night Shift apply?

On iOS 15 what color filter does Night Shift apply? I would like to be able to edit a normal photo on my MacBook and make it look like it would if it were displayed on an iPhone that has night shift ...
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LDAC support (macOS Monterey MacBook Pro M1)

I'm using a Sony XM5 headphone. Is it possible to use LDAC as the bluetooth codec for my MacBook and iPhone?
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Setting up phone for parent, want picture to call a phone number

I'm trying to understand how to setup a picture of myself for my father's iPhone so he can press on the picture of me (on his home screen) and it will call me. I found this site callmeicons.com (I ...
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Can’t post photos in FB iOS. No setting for it

My wife’s iPhone XR has the FB app on it. It will not allow photos to be posted. When you try it says it needs to have access, and takes you to the Facebook settings panel. There is no setting there ...
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How do I read ".data" files on mac to show actual voice memo mp3/m4a files from iPhone 4?

I have 600+ voice memos on my iPhone 4 and each can be around 30 mins. to 3 hours long, and I wish to put them all on my external hard drive (or my mac first). I already tried the "share" ...
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Is there any way to use WhatsApp on an older iPad (iOS 12)? If not, why not?

I have WhatsApp installed on my iPhone. I regularly use WhatsApp Web to check and post to WhatsApp from my laptop. I would like to also use WhatsApp on my iPad. Unfortunately my iPad is an older ...
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Any way to block all messages from email addresses in messenger?

I frequently get spam messages sent to my iPhone messenger from email addresses. I have no idea how that is even possible. Regardless, these are always spam, and I would love to be able to block them ...
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How do I type "X feet Y inches" so that Spotlight suggests unit conversions?

I use the metric system, and when I want to convert imperial distance units of feet and inches, e.g. "5 feet 6 inches", I try to type it into Spotlight in iOS 15.5. If I use the format 5' I ...
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How to Disable Auto-Hyphenation

I have had an iPhone 7 Plus since 2018. It is running on iOS 15.5 with Pages Document version 11.1. Today, for the first time ever, after finishing one Pages Document with no issues, it suddenly ...
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Is there a jailbreak tweak to disable the confirmation popup when trying to delete a conversation in the Messages app on iOS 14?

It used to be a triage swipe left on a messages conversation to uncover the delete button, and then a tap to delete it. A few years ago, they added a third step of tapping a confirmation popup. This ...
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Can one disable Address Book and Calendar iCloud services using provisioning profile?

Trying to make sure users on iPhones supervised using Apple Configurator 2 cannot enable Address Book and Calendar iCloud sync. According to https://developer.apple.com/documentation/devicemanagement/...
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How can I change date format in WhatsApp on iPhone?

I want to use European date format (DD/MM/YYYY) in WhatsApp, but am stuck with the US format (MM/DD/YYYY). All other applications on my iPhone and Mac use European date format, so frustrating. On ...
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How to change the URL for a site saved to the Home Screen? [duplicate]

I saved a game (Wordle) to my Home Screen on my iPhone X, and since I saved the URL, the game was moved to a new URL. Every time I open the “app” I need to click a “this site has moved here” link. I ...
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Delete a photo in whatsapp but not the message that contains it

Because I turned off Media Auto-Download in Storage and Data in WhatsApp's settings, when photos arrive they are blurry and I can choose to download them. image 1 After downloading them, I can see ...
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Importing old photos on a Mac, but excluding them from view in an iOS library - possible?

I've attached an external drive with 1000s of old photos and imported them into the OSX Photos app. The aim is for macOS Photos to analyse them, detect faces then a) include these photos in memories ...
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508 Accessibility: English Siri misreads certain roman numerals

For any multiple of 5 and its preceding value, Siri reads the value as a literal character rather than a number. For instance, the numbers 4, 5, 9, 10 are read as the characters I-V, V, I-X, X rather ...
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Password protect Apple ID settings on iPhone

Can a password be set for preventing the access to this screen once iPhone is unlocked?
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Temporarily use another older iPhone

I currently have an iPhone 12. [redacted] have a old iPhone 8. Their iPhone exhibits some weird behavior and is becoming slow so they want to upgrade to a newer phone. The current plan is for them to ...
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Execute Swift when a Safari extension is opened

I'm trying to create a Safari App Extension that executes some local Swift code, instead of executing a classic script.js file. First of all, can I do it? If so, how? For the permissions, I need to ...
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Google Maps Lists only visible in Web Version not in Mobile App (Mac/Apple)

after switching to a new iPhone (11 max pro), all my lists with saved places are gone on my phone but they are still there in my Google account when I access maps via Web. On top of that, the minute I ...
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iPhone X screen unresponsive for periods of time (iOS 15.5)

My iPhone X (iOS 15.5) touch screen sometimes stop responding. This always just happens out of the blue and usually lasts only a minute or so. Sometimes it lasts a lot longer (about an hour) and one ...
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Contact sent over MMS not loading properly on iOS

I had iMessage turned off, and someone with an iphone sent me a contact using 'share contact', usually I'd expect to receive a very ios-friendly contact that I can just click and add, however, this ...
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Open Apple Wallet whilst Maps satnav is running

This tends to occur when trying to buy fuel whilst on a journey. The action I'm trying to use is double-click the home button [yes, I still have one of those, an SE2, my FaceID 13 Max lasted 24 hours ...
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Restoring from new to old

I have an iPad running iOS 15 and also one running iOS 10 (not upgradeable). Can I use the iOS 10 iPad as a backup for the newer one?
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What does “KCLErrorDomain error 2” mean in Shortcuts?

I made a shortcut on my iPad that takes an image as input, gets a bunch of info about it, then shows that info in a “Show Result” action. I keep getting a message that says “KCLErrorDomain error 2.” ...
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Notifications stopped working after iOS 15.5 update - possible bug?

My girl has an iPhone 6S, which received an update a few weeks ago - the iOS 15.5. After the update was installed notifications from all apps (WhatsApp, Signal, Gmail, Skype etc.) she would normally ...
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Why does spam go to the Known Senders group in Messages?

I've read many posts on this, here and on other forums — everyone says "just mark it as spam and block them". But that's never an answer to 'how are the spam messages able to get into my ...
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Is there an official download link for a manual installer for iOS 14.8.1? [duplicate]

I want to install it on my iPhone 6s (to patch some security flaws with 14.8) but Software update only offers iOS 15.5. Is there an official download link to download a manual installer package for ...
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How to access secondary iCloud mail settings on iOS, iPad & iPhone?

In iOS 15, I have a primary iCloud account on my iPhone and iPad, but I also have secondary accounts. Those secondary accounts that I have from a previous iOS version are already configured as desired,...
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How can I extract the TOTP secret from an iCloud Keychain?

iOS Passwords application/pane (since version 15?) has 2FA codes (TOTP), and here's an example: Here I'm using Instagram as an example, because one can enable 2FA for his account only via their ...
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iOS 15.5 > iCloud has two different options for Photos

In iOS version 15.5 Settings > Your name > iCloud there are two different options for Photos. A Photos option at the top which opens more options, and another Photos option below you can only ...
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