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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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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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Extract /var/mobile/containers/data/application from an IPhone or backup

I need to extract my Snapchat data which is located in a folder in /var/mobile/containers/data/application/(snapchat). The problem is it doesn't seem any of the backup browsers offer this? I also ...
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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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How do I abort "add a call" on iOS 13?

The scenario is I'm in the middle of a phone call, apparently my face brushed the button for "add a call". I'm still in my call, looking at that "Add a call / Contacts" menu. I ...
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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 monitor the network usage of specific apps on iOS?

I am currently helping someone who has experienced large amounts of data being transferred over her DSL connection. After long research (via IRC support) I found out that her iPhone is obviously ...
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How do I retrieve a list of all my songs on the iPhone?

I have a large collection of mp3 files that I want to listen to on my iPhone. I do not have an Apple Music subscription. I have used iTunes on Windows to add a subset of my songs to its library and ...
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Unable to run self-developed app on my phone

I built an app on my computer using xcode and I want to try running it on my iphone. Whenever I press run it shows me an error saying "Please delete apps signed with your free account from this ...
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Switching/Creating New Apple ID

I have an iPhone with 64 GB of storage and for a long time it has not been enough! I recently learned about using iCloud storage to free up storage on my iPhone (is this true?). So, I wanted to some ...
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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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Skype notifications disappear while there are unread messages, on iPhone

I have an iPhone SE with iOS 13.2.2 and latest Skype. Today I noticed, that notification about new messages in Skype are not shown on the lock screen. What happened was that I has a chat with a ...
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iPhone keeps disconnecting and reconnecting to MacBook via USB

This post/question is referencing the iphone macbook connections issue reported by @Avelj (thanks for your details analysis, that helped a lot) in detail in this thread: iPhone-Mac connection issue ...
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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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iPhone hotspot not assigning IPv4 DHCP address

My iPhone X's (iOS 13.4) hotspot stopped giving me an IP4 address the other day. I've never had this problem in the 10 years I've had iPhones. Since Thursday, 2nd Sept 2021, I am only getting an IPv6 ...
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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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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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iCloud backup tries to back up my Photo Library, even though I have iCloud on for Photos

I had to give my iPhone in for servicing, so I did a local backup to my Mac, erased all data, and then restored it from the local backup. All was, well until it said it could not back up to iCloud. ...
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How to save contacts on iPhone with broken screen?

I dropped my iPhone and broke the screen (is just black on the left side). So, I bought a new iPhone but I want to sync all my contacts and of course, the screen is locked and moved to the side. It ...
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Safari on iOS doesn’t save cookies

iPhone, latest iOS, Safari. I do very little web browsing from my phone; in most cases, I just open Safari and search for something. I always had this rather frustrating issue: every time I search for ...
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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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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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Using iPhone as mic for Mac, clicked "Disconnect", and can't find iPhone in "Sound Input" anymore. What should I do to fix?

I have been using my iPhone as a Mic for my mac for a while. It works perfectly. However, today I clicked the "disconnect" button and I can't see my iPhone in the Sound Input any more. What ...
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Why can't my wife's iphone see my phone on Airdrop when I set it to "Contacts Only"

My wife and I both have Iphone 8 running 11.4 (or at least mine is 11.4) Very weird behavior that I noticed happened recently. I usually set my Airdrop to "Contacts Only" and leave it as such. I ...
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Temporarily disable screen time restrictions

Is it possible to temporarily disable screen time restrictions? I have specific restrictions set for the weekdays and want to release them or have other set of restrictions then. Currently I can only ...
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Mac can't receive call transfer from iphone

When I transfer a call from my MacBook Pro 2021 (Ventura 13.1) to my iPhone everything works perfectly. However, when I do the other way around, from my iPhone to my MacBook facetime opens (on the ...
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How can I run a YouTube video in Picture in Picture mode on iOS?

On iOS, while watching a video in YouTube app, when I go to the Home Screen, the video stops playing. I found no setting to enable it. I know it is available for Android, but is there a way to do so ...
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RSS reader for iPhone with text-to-speech support?

I have been using gReader for Android for a long time. Now, I would like to switch to iPhone and I need a replacement for this app. Is there any RSS reader for iPhone that converts text-to-speech?
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How to permanently disable the live photo setting on an iPhone 13 Pro?

How to permanently disable the live photo setting? The "live photo" option is turned on in the preserve settings menu, but live photo turns itself on every time I turn it off in the camera ...
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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 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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How can I configure my iPhone so that it rings if my Apple AirTag gets less than 1 kilometer away from my phone?

I've linked an Apple AirTag with my iPhone (i.e., I see the AirTag in the "Find My" app). The AirTag is currently in some bag far away, but it will get back to my place soon. How can I ...
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Dark mode issues in iPhone 6s running iOS 13.6.1

Until yesterday, the Dark Mode on my iPhone was fine. But, I don’t know what happened to it just now. I’m talking about using it on WhatsApp and Settings app (only minor change in settings app). An ...
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Messages to another iphone sometimes green, sometimes green with 'sent as text message'

I'm texting another iPhone and think she has her imessage turned off and most of the time hasn't got wifi or data. I have imessage turned on as well as wifi/data. Some of my texts that go through to ...
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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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How to switch phone line when clicking on a phone number link?

I'm using an iPhone 14 with iOS 16.5 and two SIM cards. When calling someone from Contacts I can select which line to choose to call him. When dialing a phone number in the Phone app I can also select ...
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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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Using iPhone's microphone instead of headphone's for selected apps

I usually have Bluetooth headphones paired with an iPhone while I'm listening to music. However, now and then, I use the Voice Memos app or another app that requires a microphone. I only use those ...
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iPhone SE 1st gen charges if plugged in before booting, otherwise does not

I have a first generation iPhone SE. I dropped it into sea water for maybe about 10 seconds yesterday. It appears to work fine when there is power left in the battery. The issue is the charging. If I ...
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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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Mac Calendar.app not synced, different to iOS

A calendar I am subscribed to is up-to-date and represented accurately on my iPhone, but not on my MacBook. I keep refreshing calendars ⌘R, quitting and reopening Calendar.app, went into preferences ...
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Why does my video uploaded to iPhone Photos to OneDrive lack vibrancy when viewed on iPhone?

After uploading a video from iPhone Photos to OneDrive I noticed the vibrancy of the video had substantially changed (e.g. greens were substantially less green, blues less blue). While I would expect ...
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How to tag people on iCloud Photos?

I discovered a few days ago that I can swipe up on a picture with my iPhone to associate all found faces with known contacts. This is an amazing feature and I wanted to do the same with other pictures ...
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Can not use iPhone due to Guided Access

After I accidentally clicked on Guided Access, my iPhone became unusable. I tried to shut my iPhone down but it won't do anything after I slide the bar to turn it off. I have an iPhone 11 and just ...
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Why is Siri no longer searching Apple Music?

For over a week now when I ask Siri to play something it won’t search Apple Music and it will reply that couldn’t find it on my library. I tried restarting, removing and reinstalling the app, ...
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Can I stop Apple Watch Now Playing App from defaulting to the watch as the source?

Sometime recently the Apple Watch's Now Playing app has switched to showing the watch as the default source. I rarely to never play anything from my watch and just want to use Now Playing to control ...
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Can't import FaceTime Live Photos to Windows 10

I have an iPhone XS max (iOS 14.6) and I'm trying to import photos taken during a FaceTime call to my PC running windows 10. Using the photos app on windows 10, I can import photos and videos fine, ...
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Accessing iPod Touch data with Linux and ifuse

I have an old iPod touch, model A1318, that has my music on it. My computer was stolen, and my Time Machine backup was encrypted with the password and the hint stored on the stolen computer, so this ...

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