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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On an iPhone, how can I force the name in Find My to update?

On an iPhone, how can I force the name shown in Find My to update? On an iPhone XS Max with iOS 12.1.2, I noticed it had a generic name. I changed it to be more specific, so on Find My I could find ...
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Cannot connect to iPhone Personal Hotspot on MacBook

It seems that connecting to my iPhone's Personal Hotspot from my MacBook Pro (macOS Catalina) via Wi-Fi does not work, though connecting via Bluetooth does work, and likewise connecting from my iPad ...
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Message app photo messages take forever to send and frequently fail

Lately whenever I send a photo through Apple's Messages app on my iPhone, it takes an absurdly long time (~5 minutes per photo) and often reports "message failed to send". Prior to a few weeks ago ...
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Is there any way to use wired headphones (without a mic) on an iPhone call?

I need to make a call to the IRS, where I'll likely end up sitting on hold for 30 to 60 minutes. I was hoping I could just plug my ordinary headphones (they don't have any kind of built-in microphone) ...
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How Do You Remove a Podcast Episode That's Been Saved Under “Synced from iTunes” on Your iPhone Without iTunes?

A few of the podcasts I listen to on my iPhone have an episode listed under "Synced from iTunes" that I can't remove or delete. After the update to Catalina and the removal of iTunes, how do I remove ...
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Changed phone number to new contact but messages still shows old contact

My phone is an iPhone on iOS 12.1. I had a second phone that was not an iPhone and in my personal contact card on my main phone, I had the second phone number added as an additional entry for mobile ...
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Double tap to zoom stopped working after upgrading to iOS 13

After upgrading to iOS 13, double tap to zoom in on an element (like a column of text) on web pages does not work any more. Not on iPhone, not on iPad. Simply nothing happens. (this is with Safari web ...
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Apple Music Smart Playlist not syncing correctly with iPhone

I've just created a very simple Smart Playlist that selects all my "Loved" songs. That's it, not referencing other playlists, not referencing any song outside my library, no nested rules. Just "Love ...
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How to hide AppleTVs from the phone speaker options?

Is there any way to remove AppleTV from the speaker list on the Phone app in iOS? I am running iOS 13.1. I tried disabling Allow calls on other devices but that did not solve the issue. In the pic ...
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Missing reminders

After upgrading all my devices I have the following situation regarding iCloud reminders: Reminders are correctly synced among macs (Catalina). I can add reminders, mark them as completed and the ...
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Losing cell service when using gps

So I have an iPhone 6S on iOS 13.1.2 that's been having this strange issue that I can't find any information or support for. Whenever I use an app that utilizes location services (Apple Maps, Google ...
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Use BlueTooth headset for media only, not calls, on iPhone

I use BlueTooth headsets to listen to music and podcasts. But I'll often put them down and walk in and out of range. If begin a phone call out of range of the headset, but then walk back within ...
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How to read the backups history of my iPhone?

I am regularly making backups of my iPhone otarie on a Mac through an USB cable. Versions of the OS used: iOS 11.1 MacOS 10.13.5 I am not using iCloud. Within iTunes I often see many backups ...
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iPhone iMessages iRestore

Preface I have an iPhone and am getting my own phone number. I have been warned that a factory reset will take place when installing the SIM card/phone number. I do not have a Mac computer, nor ...
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how to move chat backup from Android to Iphone (include chat backup and all media) [duplicate]

Previously, I was using an Android phone. Recently I purchased a new iPhone. How can I move all WhatsApp chat backup (including media files as well) from my old Android to my new iPhone ?
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How do I backup account passwords and and other data on Catalina?

I have always relied on using an encrypted backup of my iPhone to preserve account passwords as part of the backup, so that these can be easily restored when I move to a new phone. But this feature ...
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How much storage do photos take up?

I am considering asking my parents for an iPhone 7 or 8 for Christmas, but I can't decide between which. Straight Talk offers the iPhone 7 with 32 GB and the iPhone 8 with 64 GB. I'm not planning ...
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GBoard always starts lagging / crashing after ios update

I have an iphone XS, and have been using GBoard since I got the phone a year ago with no problem. Recently I upgraded to ios 13, and I've noticed GBoard having issues ever since. Frequently when I ...
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Why does iOS 13 not trust my own Root CA?

No matter what I do, I can't get Safari on the iPhone or iPad to trust a certificate from an internal website. I can look at the certificate and it is shown as "not trusted". I have imported the Root ...
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(Catalina) Is there a progress status when updating iPhone?

In the new Catalina MacOS iPhone interface (from the Finder). Is there a way to see the progress (numerical or percentage) of the iPhone update download and update? Currently, there's only a ...
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iPhone will suddenly shut down repeatedly unless charged

I've had my previously-owned iPhone 5 for almost a year now and a few days ago it started to act strange. First, while charging it says it's 47%. It suddenly shuts down and then it shows that it's ...
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Keep low power mode on all the time

I would like Low Power Mode to be the default state of my device. When I get to 80% battery it toggles itself off automatically. How can I stop it turning itself off? How can I always keep my phone ...
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Print adressbook from iOS without computer

My father is switching from a PC to an iPad - everything works perfectly and no problems so far. But he still keeps a laptop where he has his addresses in a spreadsheet which he can print. He would ...
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What's the purpose of the adhesive under iPhone 6s screen? (which doesn't exist in iPhone 6)

I work in a workshop that repairs iPhones etc. I find it strange that the iPhone 6 doesn't have any glue/adhesive surrounding the enclosure rim under the display. Yet, the iPhone 6s does. When ...
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Moving from an old IPhone with faulty charge connection to android,

I'm not a iPhone user so my knowledge is limited. My mother-in-law has an old iPhone (5 i think) with iOS 10.3.4. It does not charge very well anymore and the pc does not recognize it when connected. ...
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Weird and Inconsistent Behaviour Syncing Books with iTunes

I have spent quite a bit of time debugging this, and still can't figure it out. While debugging, I ended up turning off the "Sync Books" option in iTunes. My iTunes sidebar, after clicking on the ...
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iOS 13 not recognizing contacts with country code

This morning I downloaded brand new iOS 13 (Official Release) and found it very cool, specially dark mode. The thing is that I started receiving calls and the contact names are not being identified, ...
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Why is Photos not suggesting new Faces in the People Album?

When I first began using the People / Faces feature in iOS and Mac Photos, the app automatically listed a bunch of people. I added names for all the people I knew. I thought this was a near-complete ...
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Lost iCloud data, how can I get Apple Support to care?

Guess I'm just looking for advice / if this has happened to anyone else. I recently upgraded from iPhone X to 11 and, in the process, my entire Apple Music Library disappeared. I raised it with ...
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iOS 13 message contacts with multiple phone numbers on separate threads

My brother in law has apparently been sort of doing a hack with iOS contacts for years with his business. He tutors high school kids, so he would create one contact called, "John and Billy Smith", and ...
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How can I find and remove missing airdropped files from iPhone?

I airdropped two files separately from MacOs Catalina to iOS 13.1.2 on iPhone 7. The files were Install macOS Catalina.app and Install macOS Catalina.app.zip Each one more than 8 GB. after ...
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How to export Memoji Avatar in macOS Catalina?

I use Memoji avatar in my iPhone X that is now showing up in my Mac too after the Catalina update. It is showing as the user avatar. Is there any way to export it or find its local location so that I ...
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Apple Watch Series 2 will not pair with iPhone 11 Pro

So I just upgraded my iPhone to the iPhone 11 Pro and went to pair my existing Series 2 Apple Watch with it - I have reset the Apple Watch to factory defaults, and attempted to pair it using the ...
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Minimum Charging requirements for an iPhone

I am making a thermoelectric charger, which uses heat to charge a phone (with a Peltier module) I use a 0.9v - 5v DC-DC booster and it can charge a Samsung. But when I plug it into an iPhone, it ...
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How to restore data from Apple clips app from iCloud?

I have some video data that is showing on my iCloud under clips but there is no way for me to restore it from my iPhone. I have tried deleting the app to force it to re-sync and download the data ...
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Haptic vibration when Siri is ready to listen - Worked in iOS 12 but gone in iOS 13?

With iOS 11 & 12 on my iPhone 5s, when I held down the home-button to activate Siri, I would get a haptic vibration when Siri was ready to listen for a command. Now, new phone (iPhone SE), and ...
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Will an iPhone XR purchased in India work with US service providers?

I am planning to buy an iPhone XR in India, and take it to the US. Will it work on most GSM providers in USA? I compared the specification on Apple's iPhone webpage, and it looks like only a couple of ...
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Why won't photos import from iPhone after upgrade?

Since upgrading to Catalina I can no longer import photos from my iPhone into the Photos app. I can drag photos from my desktop into the library, but clicking either "Import selected" or "Import all ...
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No Text Notifications or Sounds from One Contact

So this is an issue that I’ve had for a few months: On my iPhone 7, currently running iOS 11.4.1, I’m not getting any sort of notification from one specific contact in my phone. No ringtone, no ...
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Difficulty typing on Iphone because of fat fingers

I have fat fingers hence this makes typing on the Iphone which has a small screen difficult , I always mistyped Are there any ways to overcome this problem ???
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Is there a way to hear the name of the song in Apple Music before it is played?

I'm using Apple Music on iPhone to listen music. Before the next song plays, I would like to hear the name of the song to my earphones so that I don't have to get the phone to my hand and check the ...
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How to export a slo-mo video with the slow motion intact and without losing quality?

I have a nicely exquisite slo-mo video. I would like it to export to my computer. Simply copying the file by plugging into the USB cable loses all the slo-mo edits. Doing an export via Share by ...
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If I upgrade to Mac OS Catalina can I skip the database upgrade for reminders to continue sharing

My girlfriend has an older iPhone that cannot be updated to iOS 13. I've avoided updating the reminders on my own iPhone so that we can continue to sync. I'd like to update to Catalina on my mac, but ...
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Am I still on iOS 13 beta?

I have an iPhone XS which I updated to iOS 13 beta on early August (perhaps around beta 5) and I have been receiving updates. At this moment, I think I should have received iOS 13 stable already but ...
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iPhone asks for Apple ID password on third party app launch after iTunes sync

I've just synced my iPhone with iTunes to get some Music on the iPhone. After doing so, the iPhone wants my Apple ID password, when I try to launch a third party app. All Apple apps (Photos, Safari, ...
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Is it possible to only sync favorite photos/videos to iCloud from my iPhone?

So, I've accumulated a lot of photos and videos on my iPhone and I'm happy to sync a few to iCloud, but I don't really want all of them there. Partially because there are lots of near-duplicates and ...
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Mac OSX roaming through APs

I recently solved this problem according to this How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations , i still have the unanswered question: "Why OSX airport isn't configured ...
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How to enable faster WiFi Roaming with Mac OS X & Airport base stations

How can I change the way Macbooks roam on the WiFi network? I would like to speedup the roaming of Macs (and maybe other devices). Is there a setting on the Airport base stations or in Mac OS to ...
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Retrieve Current iPhone Lock Screen Live Photo Wallpaper

I have an iPhone X running iOS 13.1.2 I currently have a lock screen wallpaper which is a live photo i got from an app when I first got the phone. I no longer have the image saved, and can't find the ...
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Why apple trade in program is not as stated? [closed]

Apple says you can get $400 for your old iPhone 8 plus to buy the new one. Then if you check on every trade-in website outside the US, you will find that the value of your iPhone on a trade-in is ...