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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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Does Apple require iOS Keyboard API to be used for all alternative keyboard apps? [closed]

Let's face it. The Apple iPhone keyboard app is terrible. Plenty of well documented complaints about it can be found in blogs and YouTube. Android devices have always given me a better typing ...
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Can I backup only the iPhone keychain?

I need to be able to backup my keychain separately from the normal backup process. My core issue is that I have forgotten/lost my iPhone backup password. I want to be able to create usable backups ...
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How to setup a MAX Audio output level for BlueTooth Headphones

Long story short, I bought non-Apple branded headphones, the headphones have some code to auto move the volume to about 75% every time I turn them on, rather than the probably ~10% I prefer to have ...
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How to set a new iPhone Backup Password for new backups

Unfortunately, I have lost/forgotten the password for my old iPhone backups. I understand that I cannot access any old backups without having the password to those backups, but I want to be able to ...
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How to export medication log history from Health app on iPhone?

When I export health data on the iPhone through Export All Health Data option in my profile menu in the Health app, I do not find any information related to medications. Is there a way to export the ...
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How to Listen to Audio files from Email and Text people send without the phone going to sleep?

How can I Listen to Audio files from Emails and Texts people send without the phone going to sleep? iPhone 14 pro max. If possible, I don't want the phone to never sleep. I'd like to see if when I'm ...
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Can anyone explain why my Apple storage is like this?

My iPhone storage bar has showed that my iCloud Drive exceeded my phone capacity which is extremely odd. Can anyone explain and have any clue to fix it? Moreover, my iPhone (12 mini) is constantly ...
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How to make Safari always start with a blank page on iOS 17.3.1?

The Safari start page can be customised to show Favourites, frequently visited sites, recently closed tabs, etc. But how can Safari be set to start with a blank page? This is on iOS 17.3.1.
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How to make a shortcut to the Phone app (so it can then be given its own icon on the home screen)

On iOS 17.3, is there a way to make a shortcut to the Phone app, so that it can then be given its own icon on the home screen? All I can find when creating a shortcut using Shortcuts is Add Action | ...
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Completely Disable Apple Calendar Account [duplicate]

I use the Android ecosystem and whenever someone with an iPhone would send me a calendar invite, it would be forwarded to my gmail account. Recently I purchased a Mac Mini & iPhone for a project ...
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no FaceTime pure audio call (audio only)

It is only possible to make or receive a Facetime video call with an iPhone 11. A pure Facetime audio call is not possible. The latest software update is installed. Same Apple ID on iPad and iPhone. ...
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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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Photo memories created in a different language

I'm using Apple Cloud photo library. From time to time new photo memory is created and shared with me on my iPhone photo widget (see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207023 to see exact feature I'm ...
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Contacts cannot sync

Contacts on my iPhone, MacBook, and iCloud failed to sync; now I have three different Contacts versions on them! I have tried all methods listed in https://support.apple.com/en-us/102543 as well as ...
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How can I delete photos off my iPhone using my Mac?

I would like to open up my iPhone like a USB drive, navigate the folders, and delete things. I do not want to sync anything up. I don't use iCloud. Ideally I would be working in file space, not in ...
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What's the voice command to stop voice-over midstream?

I'm using iOS 17.3 with my iPhone 12. If you enable “Accessibility -> Voice Content,” you can use a two-finger down swipe to get Siri to read what is onscreen (like your Gmail). Sometimes it ...
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Can't use a file stored in my Mac as a ringtone

UPDATE : Changed the title of the question, since I realized that the current title is a bit misleading. I have: iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 17.3 Garage Band on the iPhone has version 2.3.15 I ...
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Will I lose my iCloud photos after losing and locking my iPhone 6s

I've lost my iPhone 6s. I locked it via iCloud but haven't erased the data yet. In the meantime, I want to make sure my photos are safe. If I ultimately have to erase the phone, do I need to do ...
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How to disable app from playing audio?

There is an app on my iPhone, 高德地图, that plays audio at the most annoying times when it is open. I don't want it to ever play audio. How can I disable its ability to play sound?
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Why do I get iMessage notifications but not SMS notifications on iPhone?

I have an iPhone 11 running iOS 17.1.1. Whenever I get an SMS (say from 2FA login to a website or a friend using Android) my phone shows no notification... no buzz, no beep, the screen does not light ...
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Delete all app's preferences on iPhone

I installed an app, watched its intro slider and tapped signup with a certain social media, which shared my email. Before continuing to accept the terms, I decided to backtrack of sharing my email, so ...
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How to make iPhone timer ring only one time?

I would like the timer to ring once when it hits 0, but then turn itself off instead of requiring me to press a button on the phone's screen (so that I don't have to clean my hands or lose time while ...
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Using Stolen Device Protection to protect photos

Is there a way to make photos viewable only using biometric access (face or touch ID)? The Hidden photo album and locked Notes are both accessible using a passcode, even with Stolen Device Protection ...
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iOS Calendar Extensions

Is there such as thing as a calendar extension on iOS? I’m writing a simple app which does only one thing, which is to add a special event to the selected calendar. It works, but it seems to be too ...
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Best action against fake virus scammers

This morning I received a notification that after visiting some adult websites, 27 viruses have infected my phone (iPhone XR with iOS 17.3), that they would destroy my SIM card and delete my contacts. ...
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How can I determine if, and which of, my iCloud photos are shared?

When I try to turn off Shared Albums, my iPhone 12 Pro warns Turning off Shared Albums will delete all shared photos from your iPhone. Hence, I need backup all shared photos first. Isn't léonie's ...
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FritzBox: "fritz.box" resolving to strange .box url in Safari?

Trying to connect to our FritzBox through Safari (running Ventura 13.5), but (both) fritz.box (and http://fritz.box) is resolving to a strange site, see attached. iPhone is opening https://fritz.box ...
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Do Hong Kong iPhones have the extra option "Apps using WLAN & Cellular"?

Chinese iPhones have an extra option called "Apps using WLAN & Cellular" in Settings > WLAN Do the Hong Kong iPhones models have this options? Is there is any iPhone models other than ...
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How to loosen a stuck screw on iPhone 8?

I wanted to replace the screen on an iPhone 8 and failed at the first step: One of the screws next to lightning port is stuck. The one the right comes off fine, while the one on the left doesn't ...
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Developing a new app: Is there a way to share the app with my remote Client so he can beta test the app on his iphone?

I'm developing a simple iPhone app (using Xcode & SwiftUI) for a Client who is in another state (here in the US). I have a valid up-to-date developer account. I'd like to release the app to his ...
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How to stop music from pausing when recording video

When I use the iPhone camera to record a video, any music that is playing gets paused. How can I let it keep playing?
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iPhone synced with another user account: which user?

I was using "noether", a MacBook Pro and "panthere", an iPhone regularly synchronized with iTunes and only with an USB cable. "noether" was running High Sierra ( macOS 10....
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iPhone XR iOS 17.3 unable to summon “Stolen Device Protection” menu

An iPhone XR is outfitted with iOS 17.3. “Settings > Face ID” returns: I did could not find the security feature and did not turn it on. When I tap my AppleID at the very to of Settings, it does ...
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iPhone 6 charging port for iPhone 6s

I didn't pay close attention and ended up buying a charging port for iPhone 6, but I have an iPhone 6s. On the product image they look kind of similar. Should I just try to install it? Or is this not ...
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Is there a way to "clear" Apple podcasts locally on iOS?

I regularly connect my iPhone 11 pro to my car via bluetooth to mostly play audio via Apple podcasts. The screen in my car has a "libraries" pane, and on there is a section for podcasts, and ...
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Spontaneous iPhone Factory Reset

While streaming Spotify to a BT device, my iPhone 14Pro with iOS17.2 suddenly rebooted to the configuration screen. If I don't select a language then it displays "iPhone Locked To Owner" ...
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When did Apple switch FDE to FBE?

It appears that Apple started offering a storage encryption option on their iPhones since the iPhone 3GS. However, I am curious as to when the switch happened from encrypting using Full Disk ...
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Starting up iPhone XR with jammed power button

My iPhone XR has a jammed power button (due to a pretty rough fall a few days ago while I was biking). The power button is physically stuck in the phone, so, for example, I can't manually lock my ...
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Apple iPhones security against hackers

Every time I get a new iPhone from Verizon, the customer service people usually say that Apple products don’t really need any protection for viruses, or spyware, or anything else to protect an Apple ...
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Is it safe to re-download an iOS app within seconds of deleting it, or could this cause problems with data corruption or stability?

One of the recommended methods for fixing a malfunctioning app in iOS is to delete and re-download it. Does iOS have protections in place to prevent misconfiguration or app corruption when a user re-...
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Too Many Codes Sent Enter the last code you received or try again later

So basically I have two iCloud accounts, one on my devices and the other where I store some of my data, I tried to log in my other iCloud on safari as usual but it said that I received too many codes ...
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Downgrading iOS on iPhone SE 1st Gen [duplicate]

I have many clients in developing countries, where they are using old iPhone SE (1st generation) devices, without sufficient internet access to install updates. As a developer providing aid to these ...
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Increase Iphone "Silent mode" notification duration

On this device (Iphone SE 2020), you toggle the silent mode with a physical switch on the side. As far as I can tell, the only way to tell if the silent mode is on is to switch it back and forth : ...
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Does Wi-Fi calling bypass your VPN?

I have an iPhone 12 on iOS 17.2.1 1). Wi-Fi calling is enabled. 2). Proton VPN is installed, and enabled. Is the Wi-Fi calling bypassing the VPN tunnel? I know that on an Android phone, Wi-Fi calling ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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What is the three-note ascending "toy piano" (e.g. C-G-C arpeggio) sound that interrupts the music I'm listening to in my AirPods?

I am really at my wits end. It's hard for me to enjoy music knowing that any moment a loud, three note ascending "toy piano" sound will suddenly burst into the center of my cranium without ...
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Half of my iCloud storage is full of nothing! (backups)

I'm still on the 5gb iCloud free storage (I refuse to pay the 50gb Apple's monthly fee!), which I use mainly for important things cloud storage and iPhone backup, and I set it up to fit. Last week my ...
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iOS feature, script or app to quickly determine who's calling based on AI search of the internet?

Most the time when I get a call from a random number, I ignore it, google it, and call them back if I recognise it’s from someone relevant. This process is annoyingly cumbersome for something I might ...
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Precision/Margin of Error (in meters) of iPhone/iPad Locations, Precise Location Off vs. On?

I am a mobile app developer developing a pair of iOS apps that use device location for search, and I’m trying to put constraints on the dimensions necessary for a cells in a quadtree-based location ...
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iPhone can't sync with Mac saying there isn't enough space but there is

This problem started today when I went to sync the music from my computer(MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro Sonoma) with my iPhone(12PM 512GB), and I got this message: "The iPhone “MyiPhoneName” cannot ...
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