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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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How Fing app detects the model, iOS Version and Brand although Apple stopped access to MAC Address [closed]

I was using the Fing app and noticed it could identify my iPhone model, iOS version, and the brand of my other devices, even though Apple restricted access to MAC addresses starting with iOS 7. I'm ...
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iPhone tethering unsuccessful from “Self-assigned IP”

Something broke with my hotspot tethering from my iPhone. The internet is never successfully handed off despite the devices being connected and tethered to each other. Something feels like it broke as ...
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How can I return the original selfie taken in night mode with a 3-second wait?

I took a selfie in night mode, which required a 3-second wait for the best photo quality (it was automatically turned on). As a result, this photo turned out to be completely blurred, since the phone ...
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How do I disable notifications of top channels in WhatsApp?

I use WhatsApp on iPhone. I received a notification from WhatsApp this morning. The notification says, "Top channels on WhatsApp. Follow updates from Real Madrid C.F., Netflix, Shakira and more.&...
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How to make my iPhone use less battery in poor-coverage areas?

When cellular reception is bad, my iPhone uses more than 2x more battery than it would have otherwise. I've read online that this is because it emits more power to try to communicate with cell towers. ...
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How do I lock an iOS app from accidental touch in pocket?

I have an iPhone 15 Pro Max on latest public release iOS.I deliver Doordash for extra cash. The driver app is called “Dasher”. I constantly need to pocket the phone so I can carry orders, open doors,...
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How to list calendar events containing certain word?

I prefer to text dates and times of events containing certain word within date range. A shortcut called “Calendar to PDFs” didn’t work entirely because it listed only first month of date range. ...
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Sharing my iPhone location [closed]

I noticed on my iPhone that I’m sharing my location with a phone number that I don’t recognize. I search that phone number and it appears it belongs to a person I don’t even know. What’s going on?
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Apple folding phone [closed]

Is Apple ever going to ship a folding phone? I'd prefer not to buy an Android phone, but if Apple won't ship one... Maybe now that Apple has thrown away $10 billion and laid off 600 employees from ...
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Running Point-of-Sale on iOS 12

I have an iPhone 6 running iOS 12 that I would like to convert into a Point-of-Sale. I can install Loyverse and then use a separate card reader, but I wonder if the phone's NFC can convert the phone ...
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iPhone SE audio input simultaneously with computer data transfer

I have a wireless mic receiver with Lightning, USB-C, and 3.5mm TRS connectors. I'd like to be able to use this receiver while my iPhone SE is connected to a computer to use the OBS camera app. I've ...
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Personal Hotspot keeps getting disconected

I use a personal hotspot for my work and basic internet for laptop as I have no access to WiFi. The hotspot has been problematic for weeks now: it keeps getting disconnected. I found auto-lock post on ...
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What are the dimensions of the live video (*.MOV) file that accompanies a live photo?

I'm trying to find the video dimensions (height and width) for the short live video clip that accompanies an iPhone live photo. I downloaded photos from iCloud and see that live photos have both a ...
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Can I tell Apple Photos to merge two duplicate photos that it hasn't identified as duplicates?

My family uses Apple Photos on our Macs (Sonoma) and iPhones (iOS 17) with a shared library. We have a lot of duplicate photos from before. I used the built in "Duplicates" album and its &...
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Wireless charging not charging to 100% consistently

My iphone XMAX is not charging to 100% when on its (non apple) wireless charger. It used to work consistently, now it only reaches 60-70%. What could be the reason behind it? Charging on cable still ...
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Face ID no longer works after activating Stolen Device Protection

The Face ID feature on my Apple iPhone 12 Pro no longer works after activating Stolen Device Protection. I can't even reset face ID in security settings either. According to Apple website: When ...
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How do you turn off an iPhone so it consumes no battery?

I'm not an iPhone user. I have an iPhone 8 that I need for very rare uses, once every few months. I fully charge it, turn it off, and put it away. The battery is always dead when I go to use it. ...
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Stuck notification badge on iPhone app

I have a very strange issue with an app on my iPhone 14 Pro (IOS 17.5.1). The app is allowed all kinds of notifications and usually works correctly like any other app; however, some times ago (I think ...
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Ipod 4 disabled for 24 milion of minutes? How can i retrieve data? [duplicate]

I am addressing the more "geeky" of the group. I have an old 4th generation iPod Touch that, after years, I decided to turn on again, to see photos and videos I had taken now more than 10 ...
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How to back up iPhone that shuts down every three minutes?

My Mom has an iPhone SE second generation with iOS 14.2. Last Thursday (4th July), the iPhone fell on the ground and since then it has shut down every three minutes. After looking at the panic log, ...
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Why does Google Maps only rotate 90º but not 180º when I rotate my iPhone?

Why does Google Maps only rotate 90º but not 180º when I rotate my iPhone? Obviously, I haven't "locked" the rotation. You can see it rotating the first 90 degrees. In my car, I prefer to ...
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iPhone 3g/3gs won't start unless it is charging through old adapter

I found my old 3g/3gs iPhone (I don't know if it's 3g or 3gs) and it only starts if it is charging thru an old iPhone adapter (the thing connected to the wall outlet). For some reason it requires me ...
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Efficient Method to Download and Save Older iMessage Photos/Videos to Photos App

I am looking for help figuring out a way to get all the photos and videos shared with me in a few conversations to appear in my Photos app on my Mac. I believe I have everything turned on to be ...
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What can I do after my iPhone 13 Pro’s camera spontaneously been declared an “Unknown Part?” Never repair or replaced

Craziest thing happened to me a few days ago: I was taking a very simple picture on a table a few days ago when the Camera app seemingly froze with the picture I was taking being displayed but no ...
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iPhone 8 Plus microphone when calling only sending an echo

I have an iPhone 8 Plus here with the latest iOS 16 version (last one supported). Since today when making a call I can only hear myself, but the caller on the other side doesn't hear anything. Also ...
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How to remove emails addresses from Recents iOS Mail to which I have sent emails together

I am trying to reduce the number of email addresses in Recents list of the iOS Mail app. Let's say there is an email address, for example [email protected], such that I have only sent emails to that ...
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Location access via internet sharing

I have an iPhone connected to a MacBook via USB. The phone is on airplane mode and has Wi-Fi turned off but my computer is sharing internet. I've confirmed the internet connection but even with ...
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Smart Keyboard like Unicode character with built-in functionality such as iPhone shortcut? [closed]

To reduce screen footprint, I need to shorten date and timestamp. Example is January or shortest as Jan is more ambiguous compared to single character ㋀ for Chinese literates. I prefer built-in ...
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Is there any information on when Apple plans to extend its 2023 Live Voicemail feature beyond the US? [closed]

As an Australian User - I was quite excited by the announcement of Live Voicemail at WWDC 2023 for its release in iOS 17 in September 2023. Then I found out that it hadn't been released beyond the US. ...
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How to update iPhone phone number after port?

After changing mobile phone providers recently, I had my old number ported to my new account. After porting was complete, my provider sent me a text message saying "If you have an iPhone, you'll ...
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iPhone 14pro, Siri will not work when on car charger

I connect my iPhone to my car through Bluetooth, not CarPlay, just Bluetooth pairing. I use a MagSafe charging dock, connected to 12V lighter plug, not usb. Siri used to work fine, it suddenly stopped ...
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How can I make a shortcut in Shortcuts.app on a Mac/iPhone continue the rest of the flow even if one task failed?

I'm working on a shortcut using the Mac/iPhone Shortcut app, and I need some help. My shortcut consists of multiple tasks, but I've run into an issue. If one of the tasks fails, the entire shortcut ...
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.NET MAUI: Publishing iOS for ad-hoc distribution

When publishing for android, I can generate an ad-hoc distribution, so that I can create an APK installer file to install in any Android device. I need to do the same, but for iOS. My research shows: ...
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Internet is slow on Macbook when tethered to my iPhone

Background: M1 Macbook Pro Running Sonoma 14.5 iPhone 14 Pro Running iOS 17.5.1 T-Mobile in the USA I called T-Mobile and they have confirmed that I have no data restrictions on tethering. I have ...
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Does an iTunes backup also backup the "Recently Deleted" album and folder?

Assume that iCloud backups on an iPhone/iPad are disabled. Assume that there are files in the "Recently Deleted" folder and that there are photos in the "Recently Deleted" album. ...
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Data-only USB-to-Lightning cables

I don't want to degrade my battery by it charging while performing a lengthy iTunes backup, I would like to be able to backup my iPhone to my computer without it simultaneously charging. Does anyone ...
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Mac-USB-iPhone sync of large number of Contacts fails. Why, and how to solve?

iCloud quit syncing my Contacts, and Apple Tier-2 Support guesses I might have exceeded one of their iCloud limits [https://support.apple.com/en-us/103188], such as having too many photos or too large ...
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Does the iPhone 13 "oversharpen" photos (still)?

I'm trying to decide between purchasing an iPhone 13 and an iPhone 14 (for about 100€ more). I know they're relatively similar, although the 14 has 1.5 times the amount of RAM. One thing that is ...
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How can I copy email from my iPhone when it's offline

I really messed up. My main email account is a Gmail instance operated by my University as a benefit for alumni. In the process of cleaning out the 20,000 mail message "Archived" into the &...
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How to find possibly corrupt album artwork in Music app?

Suddenly I have about 10,000 of 30,000 tracks not showing artwork on my iPhone’s Music app. My MacBook’s Music app shows all tracks on all albums have album art, as shown by quickly scrolling through ...
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Can I use a Qi Charging Stand with an 80% Charge Limit for iPhone to run on external power source limiting charging cycles?

I've recently set an 80% charge limit on my iPhone to help manage battery health. I'm considering leaving my phone on a Qi charging stand throughout the day. Would this approach be similarly effective ...
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How to find out which photos are taking up space on my iPhone

I have iCloud Photo Library enabled which offloads large media files from my iPhone to the cloud. I have 2 TB of iCloud storage. However, it seems like on my phone, I have around 25 GB of media file ...
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Is this a bug in Whatsapp for ios?

Joining Whatsapp from my new work phone - Downloaded the Whatsapp app version 24.11.85 for ios 17.5.1 iPhone SE Model MHGQ3B/A When I attempt to register my phone number I am unable to click NEXT at ...
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How can I auto-forward sms's from one phone number to another phone on iPhone?

I want to auto forward SMS's from a given number to another phone, but I don't want to auto forward all SMS's. How can I set this up on iPhone?
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iPhone connected to hotspot on another device, does it treat it as wifi or data?

I found similar questions but none of them answers whether the connected device treats the hotspot as wifi or data. Meaning that when one can, say, limit app updates to wifi only, does it apply to ...
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Sharing focus state while still allowing them to bypass

iPhone 14, iOS v17.5.1 I've setup work focus and bedtime DND. I want a few other iOS users to see that I have a focus set in iMessage (eg. 🌜 Nick has notifications silenced), while still allowing ...
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Calendar invites not showing

I have three iPhones in my family and it seems that none of them are able to receive/send calendar invitations. If I send an invitation between any of the phones, none of them seem to receive it. I ...
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How can I play content from my iPhone 15 to my ipad 9 on ios 17? [duplicate]

I try to share content from iphone 15 to ipad 9 over airplay (both iOS 17.5.1). But the ipad don't appear in the control screen from iphone. But sharing to my macbook is not problem. How can fix this? ...
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How to recover 'my iphone' directory and files?

I wanted to install the available iOS update on my iPhone 11. I did not have enough space available, so I got to the 'storage' part of the settings menu where all the apps are listed and the storage ...
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How can I recover the recording time from an iPhone time-lapse video?

I set up my iPhone SE version 2 to make a time-lapse video until the battery ran out. The resulting video is 24 seconds long. I'd like to know how much real time this corresponds to. I'm guessing it's ...
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