Questions tagged [iphone]

iPhone is Apple's smartphone line. All iPhones are shipped with iOS, Apple’s mobile Operating System. This tag can include questions about hardware, software and accessories.

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ISO 8601 week numbers on iPhone?

I like seeing week numbers on my iPhone’s Calendar app, but they display in Gregorian form. I use the ISO 8601 format for my work, which is slightly different, but an international standard. Yet I ...
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Which iPhones and iOS's are compatible with which Macs and MacOS's (and iTunes)?

Current equipment: iPhone 6S with iOS 11.0.3 MacBookPro9,1 2012 (MD104) with MacOS 10.9.5, iTunes 12.6.2.20 Before you say anything, I still use the above laptop because of software for work that I ...
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Hotspot not possible when iPhone uses WiFi [closed]

With a Samsung Android device I enjoyed hotspot via WiFi. It does not sound logical but for me personally there are a lot of situations where I used this a lot not only for my laptop. I am wondering ...
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“Your carrier may charge for sms messages used to activate iCloud” message keeps popping up

After trying solutions I have found with people that had the same problem, I still am getting this message popping up. It usually happens when the reception is weak in some locations and it goes from ...
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Why didn't iPhone data completely carry over during iPhone upgrade at an Apple Store?

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 12 to an iPhone 13 at an Apple Store. Some apps migrated properly, some apps didn't. I migrated the data with Migration Assistant while connected to the store's wifi ...
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Adding an email address to my Outlook mobile app will give the Office 365 admin ability to access my mobile phone?

I work as a freelancer for many companies. For each company, they create an Office 365 account for me. To manage those emails, I am planning to download Outlook mobile app on my iPhone and add all ...
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Why are some iPhone 13 Pro photos extremely resampled?

I have an iPhone 13 Pro and I take thousands of photos with it. Most of them are just fine, but I have a couple that are resampled beyond usability that I cannot understand. For example the attached ...
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Watch and iPhone can communicate with one another in airplane mode. How is this possible?

My iPhone and WiFi-only Apple watch are sync'd in such a manner than when putting the watch in airplane mode, the phone also enters airplane mode. My understanding is that airplane mode disables all ...
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How to prevent music from playing when I connect my iPhone to my car?

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my car via cable, it starts the music player and always on the very same content. If I use siri, as soon as it's done, music will also start even if it wasn't playing ...
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Will iPhone modem and cellular radio turn off if WiFi connected

Imagine an iPhone on a high speed train: the radio will burn extra power to find good signal, while transiting through poor service areas. If I connect the iPhone to the train’s WiFi, does the iPhone ...
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No audio recorded when iPhone 8 connected to MacBook Pro using QuickTime Player

I am trying to record a video of an iPhone app using QuickTime Player on a MacBook Pro running Monterey connected to an iPhone 8 running iOS 15.6. Video records OK but when I select iPhone as the ...
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How to disconnect iCloud photo storage, without losing all my photos?

This is probably a duplicate, and if so I apologize. Right now my phones aren't backing up because my free 5 Gigabyte iCloud account is completely full of pictures. I need to upgrade a phone, and ...
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Using USB-C Headphones with an iPhone via a Lightning to USB-C cable doesn't work

I have the beyerdynamic MMX 150 headphones which are wired headphones. They feature an USB-C port. There is an option to use them with a USB-C to 3.5mm cable and also to use an USB-C to USB-A cable to ...
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Can I charge my iPhone 13 with the Power brick from my Macbook M1 Air (2020)?

So, I got a 30W charger with my M1 Macbook Air. Can I use it to charge my iPhone 13 without affecting its battery health more negatively, or I should go for a 12, or 20W charger? Also, are there any ...
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Declining a call on iPhone 12 Mini (by pushing side button) while I'm on Zoom Meeting on iMac opens Music app and starts random music track

I really had no idea how to name this question, yet it now describes my problem. So I was over a Zoom call / meeting on my iMac with Bose headphones connected. Suddenly someone phoned me but I couldn'...
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iOS 16 apps with Last Only - Erase Previous notification

Is there any way (like an app, shortcut, focus ) one can capture all the notifications pushed in a time period - say one day - from an app that displays only the Last One and erases the previous one ...
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Change order of search results (Siri) on modern iOS?

Legacy iOS versions had a Spotlight area in Settings > General to control the order of the results. I cannot find any such setting on iOS 16. Is it no longer possible? For example, I would like ...
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Is there an app that shows the different seasons as they happen somewhere on an iPhone? [closed]

I know some higher end watches have a four seasons dial summer, spring, etc. to let you know as the seasons are approaching. Thought that was a really cool feature. Would love to have it on my Apple ...
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Mute every notification (but still show them) except call and alarms [iPhone 14 Pro - iOS 16]

I'm new to the Apple environment and I have a question. How do I mute every notification (vibration and haptic included) but keep showing at the top when they arrive as I'm using the phone? Also I ...
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iPhone 13 Pro records mediocre quality video, but very briefly records in a clearer resolution

I was at a concert yesterday and was upset that my iPhone 13 Pro couldn't record clear video for more than a split second at a time. The conditions were dim light and zoomed in, and the quality of the ...
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Cannot find how to duplicate a photo or a video in iOS 16

In previous iOS versions, you could select a photo or a video from your Photos app and duplicate it (so you can edit it and try filters on it without risking to delete the original file, for example): ...
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Two backups from different AppleID’s which were encrypted with two different passwords merged together in one encrypted backup

After my iphone broke down, I borrowed a friend’s iphone for some time. I have backed up his AppleID using his password on my macbook and restored my latest backup on his iphone. There were two ...
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Behavior of iCloud Photos "Download and Keep Originals" when iCloud library size is larger than local device storage

The two iCloud Photos storage settings options in iOS > Settings > Photos are: Optimize iPhone Storage If your iPhone is low on space, full-resolution photos and videos are automatically ...
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iOS 16 – Recovery Contact shown as added 1 Jan 1970

After upgrading my iPhone SE 2020 to iOS 16.0 (20A362), I went to Settings > Family > Family Checklist and saw a prompt to add a recovery contact. After adding a family member they’re now shown ...
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Is this Shortcut even possible?

Apple (iPhone) has a tracker of your mobile data usage. One can access it through Settings > Mobile Data. Which shows you how much of the gb from your mobile plan had been used. So the shortcut ...
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Getting a list of photo metadata OR photo DATES [closed]

I have an album on iPhone with 300 pictures. How can I get a spreadsheet of all the metadata? If I can't get ALL the metadata (really just location and date), how can I get a list of the dates the ...
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Finer volume adjustment in iOS

I use my iPhone to listen to music while I sleep. I usually gradually reduce the volume as I get more sleepy and sleepy, then I turn off the music by pressing the down volume key again when the volume ...
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Put date widget behind subject of lock screen iOS 16

I have seen people put the date/time widgets behind the subject of their lock screen (usually a person). How do I do this?
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Can I use Siri, but prevent Maps on iOS from automatically starting the route?

When I use Siri to ask iOS Maps to find a route (for example "Map a route to 123 Main St."), Maps displays the whole route for a second or so, then starts navigation, which makes it very ...
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How do I disable the hiding of Safari buttons in iOS 15.6.1?

The Safari buttons some times hides themselves: Is there a way to disable the hiding?
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How to allow calls to ring on Silent Mode from everyone?

I always use my iPhone in silent mode and do not want any notification sounds except for calls. I would prefer that calls (from anyone) always rings, no matter if I am in Do Not Disturb mode or not. ...
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How to automatically enable/disable a phone line (dual SIM)?

A common use case for having two lines on a single device (dual SIM) is that one of these lines is personal and the other for work. As far as I can see, it is impossible to automatically toggle a data ...
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Mobile Apple Device Audio Latency with Lightning to 3.5mm Adapter vs USB Audio Interface

I realize that I can use a USB audio interface (via the camera connection kit on iPhone or directly on iPad) for audio applications. I am curious what sort of latency the "built-in" audio ...
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iOS 16: How to disable audible Siri (voice) feedback

Before iOS 16, one could disable most of Siri’s audible feedback on the iPhone in Settings > Siri & Search > Voice Feedback > Hands-Free Only. See the previous, more extensive settings ...
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Getting locked out of Face ID

I get locked out of Face ID from my iPhone intermittently, which has happened over the last couple of years when running iOS 14, 15 and 16. This is after Face ID was used and the iPhone was locked. It ...
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Apple Notes Password

I am really in despair - my locked iPhone 7 notes were usually unlokced via my fingerprint. I don't know why but this is not working any longer and I am asked to use my password to unlock these (...
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Can one downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15 on an iPhone 12 Mini?

I have an iPhone 12 Mini running on iOS 15. Before upgrading to iOS 16, I'd like to know: can one downgrade from iOS 16 to iOS 15? I saw some articles discussing iOS 16 beta downgrade but not iOS 16 ...
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How to make MacBook switch off/on bluetooth when it goes to sleep?

The AirDrop feature at my 2017 MacBook frequently doesn't work when I try to send anything from my iPhone 11 unless I switch Bluetooth off & on though I can send anything from my MacBook to my ...
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Reminder Lists Not Syncing to One Device

I have lists that I created on a Mac Mini running Monterey (in the 'Reminders' app). These lists duly sync across to my iPad (iPadOS 15.6.1), my iPhone (iOS 15.6.1) and my Apple Watch (WatchOS 8.7). ...
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What is the maximum outdoor screen brightness of an iPhone 13 Pro?

According to Apple, the iPhone 14 Pro has a maximum "outdoor" brightness of 2000 nits. From my understanding, this is a brightness level that can only be achieved if the ambient light sensor ...
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sending and receiving text messages on windows pc [duplicate]

is it possible to send mobile messages from my windows pc? i have an iphone 12 and microsoft surface book. I just dont want to be limited to imessages. I tried google search but most of the options ...
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Why is iPhone 7 so hot?

Recently my iPhone 7 has started feeling a lot hotter than how I remember it used to, and the battery life has become worse. I didn't install anything within the period of time I noticed this change, ...
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In Numbers.app, how can I trigger a response if newly input cell text matches text found anywhere in other sheets?

In Numbers.app on iOS, is it possible to trigger a response if sheet contains differing data to other sheets in same file? If not able to formulate on iOS, then on a Mac? And will the trigger still ...
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Auto rename Photos taken on iPhone to include datetime stamp

I am looking for an easy way to export my photos taken on an iPhone 12 Pro Max that includes the date in the file name. I am a long time Android user and Android phones typically follow variations of ...
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Stop iPhone sharing open tabs via bluetooth

If I open a tab on my iPhone using either Safari or Microsoft Edge then if Bluetooth is enabled the same tab opens on my iPad in Edge and an icon like this appears in the dock of the iPad - it's the ...
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Select line to return call from unknown number

I can choose to use the primary or secondary line when calling a new number, or sending a text message. However, it should be possible to select the line when calling back a missed call from a number ...
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Old Versions in app store

I can't find any way to access the older versions. Is it in any way possible to download an older version of an app on App Store to support an older operating system?
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Applications are being opened from sideways

I have a dull issue with the iPhone 11 Pro. All the apps are being opened from the right side(motion looks confusing, which bothers me a lot.) I have tried force-restart, clearing RAM, and everything ...
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Does the iPhone 5S support iOS 13?

My iPhone 5S has 16GB of data with 9.7GB used. Is it possible for iOS 13 to run on it?
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will iPhone 14 have the physical SIM slot in europe?

I live in Italy and i want to buy an iPhone 14 Pro when it comes out, but I don`t know if for the European iPhone models there will be the physical SIM slot as they announced that in the US the iPhone ...
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