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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What is the technical difference between transferring from an old phone and an iCloud restore when setting up a new iPhone?

Is there a difference in terms of how the iPhone's settings and state are compared between setting up a new iPhone using a transfer from a previous iPhone and setting up a new iPhone using an iCloud ...
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iPhone 11 Touch Hit or Miss the Sweet Spot Bug

I have a new iPhone 11 and I just switched from Android.I noticed some touch issues with the phone 1.The calender month view touch is a hit or miss .I need to tap again to open the month. This also ...
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Wifi Reception iPhone 6s Vs XR

I got a brand new iPhone XR and noticed that the it has quite poor wifi reception compared to iPhone 6s. On speed test I got 18.03mbps on 6s while only 4.92mbps on XR! Could this be due to thick XR ...
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mute switch + do not disturb shortcut?

looked everywhere, but I couldn't find a way to make a shortcut for my silent switch to automatically put on do not disturb when on. Any ideas or tricks ? I'm new to the app, but just want a quick ...
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How the iPhone Apple Maps My bike, E-bike option works?

I noticed there is an e-bike option on maps app, how is that supposed to work?
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Want to use the weird new apple earbuds on my laptop [closed]

I have a pair of earbuds from apple that only plug into my iphone. This is problematic for me since I live stream on my pc... and I need the earbuds. The problem here is that it wont plug into the ...
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Minimalizing iOS iPhone interface

With the advances in iOS 14.1, I've started minimalizing my iPhone's interface. As you can see in the screenshot, I've applied simple white outlined icons on a black wallpaper. The icons front ...
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One workout missing from phone

Yesterday I did two workouts using my Series 6 AW. One HIIT and one walk. Today, when I look at the fitness app on the phone, only one of the workouts is there, the HIIT. Is there any way to force the ...
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Set Logic Pro X output device to an iPhone

It's quite easy to setup your iPhone as a microphone for the Mac using IDAM, but I'd actually want to do the opposite. Instead, I'm trying to send audio from Logic Pro X to my iPhone. Essentially, I ...
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Macbook wireless network disconnects when plugging in an iPhone per USB?

Whenever I connect or disconnect my iPhone from my Macbook, the wireless connection of the Macbook seems to drop for a short time. I see this only because our VPN solution is Tunnelblick and it ...
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What user info does Apple disclose to third party app developers, once a user purchases an app?

what kind of privacy related info is exposed to third party app developers, if I downloaded and purchase their app? For example: Physical SIM card info (e.g, Phone number) iPhone board info (e.g, ...
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Syncing contacts to multiple places

My wife's iPhone is set up to sync contacts to an Exchange server at work. I'd like to move most of those contacts to iCloud and allow her contacts to be synced from both servers. When I go into ...
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Mirroring from my iPhone 7+ to aucary projector wirelessly to wall

I want to mirror from my iPhone 7+, to an Aucary projector , displaying to a wall. What adapters, or cables do I need ? I haven’t been able to connect wirelessly ( Phone showing no wireless ...
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Sync of iPhone copies all songs every time

Macbook Pro 16" running the latest version of Catalina, iPhone XS running iOS 14.1 I sync the phone and computer using a lightning cable, I don't use iCloud. Sync used to take five minutes, now ...
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Dual SIM: How to choose phone number when replying to SMS message in Messages

I have an iPhone with an eSim and physical SIM and therefore 2 different phone numbers. There is a message thread in Messages that contains messages sent to both of these numbers. I want to know, when ...
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How to understand the Sleep Schedule in the Health app on iPhone, in relationship to the from-to times and which days they apply to?

I am trying to set up a sleep schedule in the Health app on my iPhone, to be used on my new Apple Watch series 6, and I'm having a bit of trouble understanding exactly how this works. Let me give an ...
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iOS can’t add some widgets to home screen

I have downloaded iOS 14 and really like the new widgets, but I can’t add some widgets to my home screen. For example, Nord VPN is has a widget to quickly connect/disconnect to the VPN. I can add this ...
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How to monitor progress of iPhone sync operation on Catalina

I am currently trying to sync about 10,000 photos to my iPhone. I am suspicious that the sync process is stuck somehow, though. It is two hours in and I cannot see any sign of progress being made. ...
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Connecting an external camera to iPhone XI, then using it for Skype and Zoom using a smart TV as a screen

My boss asked me this question but I think that's entirely impossible. He wants to replicate his iphone screen on a Samsung Smart TV, then, using his Skype / Zoom / Teams app in the Iphone, call ...
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Ringtones not playing in hearing aids with iOS 13.2

I know there has been a lot of discussion about “alert notifications” (text,etc) and I know the latest ios13.2 (I think…) Apple shut them OFF again… but someone alerted me to the fact the ringtones NO ...
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How to check battery capacity of a new phone (iPhone SE)?

So I just bought an iPhone SE in an unofficial store (new packaging and everything, warranty, etc.). The only problem with the phone is, the battery life seems super short to me. In settings -> ...
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music playlists disappear

anyone know a fix to stop this from happening? Apple says known issue...... 1st pic shows settings in Music and phone in iPhone Finder. I sync all playlists to Phone. The nex 2 pics show what they ...
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What are the risks having visited a counterfeit or phishing web page on iOS?

I received from a regular colleague a sharing e-mail in iOS Outlook, and clicked the link. It opened a web page asking for my credentials, which I did not enter because I recognized the page as ...
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Iphone 6 not turning on [closed]

I left my iphone 6 charging overnight, woke up this morning and it refuse to turn on I have tried every necessary process to get it turned on but to no avail
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Why do iMessage and FaceTime continue to charge money even after activation?

It's been 2 or 3 months that I used to get alert from my carrier that a amount has been deducted and I couldn't find what those charges were for. It's today so happened that the alert of deduction and ...
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Trying to backup my iPhone 6s with an unresponsive screen

A month or so ago I dropped my iPhone 6s and the screen stopped working. When I turn the screen on, I can interact with the screen for maybe half a second. Then I have to turn the screen back off and ...
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iPhone 12 charging

What I read about charging an iPhone 12 seems very confusing. Here's what I understand and my questions. It supports wireless charging at 7.5 Watt. It supports wireless charging at 15 Watt with a &...
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Does FaceTime currently work on iOS 8.1.1?

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.1.1 and have been unable to make or receive FaceTime calls since early October. When I call it looks normal but my recipient never receives the call. When I am called, ...
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How to Airdrop images from my iPhone to my computer to avoid JPEG compression?

When I transfer images from my phone to my computer, I believe they are converted to JPEG and compressed. I don't want lossy compression, the full resolution images are worth more to me than a few ...
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How can I use iPhone as a roaming authenticator for webauthn?

I would like to use my iPhone as a roaming authenticator using FaceID when authenticating to web sites using webauthn. I have upgraded my iPhone iOS to version 14.0.1. I use webauthn.io as an example ...
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iPhone Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) Control Disabled

While working with software support staff regarding a problem deleting photos on my iPhone from my desktop Mac Mini, they reviewed the iPhone process log and said the PTP Control was listed as ...
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I cannot call with Siri on whatsapp

After I update my iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 14 (14.0.1) my siri is not calling with whatsApp. I don't know what is the reason. I tried to make Shortcut but I cannot see action for call with whatsApp or ...
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How do I identify if my EarPods lightning are original?

When I connect the EarPods purchased along with iPhone from suspect source I see this: Is this not weird? Are they original or not?
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Is it possible to see the running timer on the lock screen in iOS 14?

In iOS 13, a running timer was shown on the lock screen, so picking up your iPhone was enough to quickly see the remaining time without needing to unlock it: In iOS 14.0.1 this feature is gone, so in ...
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Debug and Reset push notifications in iOS

For a couple of days now, my iPhone does not receive push messages any more (I am not talking about notifications ... I am talking about push messages that are also used to initiate WahsApp Web/...
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Image Capture doesn't complete photo deletion on phone

This issue has created a lot of frustration, so I'm hoping someone here might have the answer. I'm using Image Capture to work with some photos on my iPhone. When I select one or more photos on the ...
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Maps on iPhone gives me completely wrong distance estimates

Let's say I look up "Coffee Shops". It gives me a list of coffee shops around and their distances. But when I choose a coffee shop and press on it, it gives me a completely different ...
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How to block specific apps on an iPhone

I'm having a hard time configuring my daughter's iPhone with Screen time. I would like to completely block some apps during the weekdays and allow some time for them during the weekends. Screen time ...
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Storing whatsapp message data in iCloud to free up space on phone?

Ive got an iPhone 64gb running iOS 14 The storage is almost full and i noticed that Whatsapp is taking up almost 15gb. Most of this is photos / video from group chats etc. I dont want to loose the ...
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What's the difference between the carriers and sim free for iPhone 12 pre orders in the US?

I want to order an iPhone 12 pro but I have no idea what the difference is. I want to keep the same phone number but at the bottom it says all of them are unlocked anyway. I have verizon and have had ...
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New Apple nfc door opener as seen on iPhone 12 keynote video?

Anyone has info about this technology? Looks like we can scan nfc or emulate keys on the embarked nfc chip? or is it only for apple internal use?
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How can I connect an iPhone as an external microphone to my iPad?

I have an iPhone with the Microphone Live app on it, and I want to connect it as an external microphone to an iPad. Is there any way I can do this? Thank you!
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iPhone 11 erratic airplane mode

My iPhone turns airplane mode on or off randomly. I put AM on at bedtime and get awakened by alerts in the night.Do I have to start my iPhone 11 off to get some sleep?
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iphone SE gyroscope issue

I have a problem with my iPhone SE i recently got that and did a factory reset on it the problem is gyroscope sensor seems to have some malfunction but I don't think it'd be a hardware problem because ...
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Where does an iPhone store the number of failed password entries?

Background: Recently I changed my password on my iPhone. I opted for an alphanumeric one for security. However thanks to the likes of FaceId I did not have to re-enter it for a while to the point ...
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Bluetooth headsets briefly connect to iPhone but then get disconnected

Two BH-M20/BH-M20C headsets are able to briefly connect to my iPhone 6 via Bluetooth. I can see the connection in the Settings | Bluetooth | My Devices. However they both get disconnected within 10 ...
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iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode with full storage

I was trying to update my iPhone X (GSM) from iOS 12.3.1 to iOS 14.0.1 The following steps was carried: 1- Downloading the latest firmware ipsw (size 4.61 GB) from iPhone10,3,iPhone10,6_14.0....
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Can I use (interact with) Siri without light the screen?

When I interact with Siri, I don't want to turn on the screen, because I don't need to read the response, I only need to hear it. It is a waste of energy with a lit screen.
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iPhone 8: WiFi only connects to certain domains, resetting network settings did nothing

My WiFi is working perfectly fine throughout the house (no other device is having issues) and for some reason my phone just stopped connecting in certain apps and sites. For example it will connect to ...
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iPhone: Set recurring reminder to get off an app

Instagram has become a major distraction for me. I will spend hours upon hours mindlessly scrolling, allowing what little time I could have spent doing things I enjoy to slip away. I don't want to ...

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