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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How to "pull down the screen to reveal the search bar" in iPhone Messages

I am trying to do a search through my messages according to How to Search Messages on iPhone & iPad (2022 Update) It says to "pull down on the screen": However when I do that on my ...
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Apple Watch pinged a phone that is not mine. Why, how do I replicate, and how do I avoid?

This morning I used my Apple Watch to locate my iPhone. Swipe up, tap the phone icon, and somewhere in the caverns of my couch a phone chimes. After flipping cushions and digging through crevices, I ...
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How can I edit a mistyped or incomplete recipient address in the ios mail app?

When trying to send a mail to a new recipient it quite often happens that I mistype it on the tiny iPhone onscreen keyboard or that I unintentionally touch the screen in a different field while typing,...
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Do microphones with a 3.5mm jack work on iPhones with an adapter? [closed]

I'm personally dissatisfied with the audio quality of Voice Memos on my iPhone XR. I have a microphone with a 3.5mm jack that works with my PC, and I know 3.5mm to Lightning adapters exist. If I were ...
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How do I take a .jpg photo instead of .mov

I'm trying to use an Iphone 13 Mini to take pictures of some documents, but when I use the camera app., it keeps creating .mov files, when I want a format like .jpg. I tried changing the camera ...
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Does my iPhone send feedback based on who I block?

I block numbers from spam calls. Does this signal get sent to either my carrier or Apple to help them identify spammers?
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How to get the IP address and other information about someone who tried to log into my Apple account?

A few weeks ago I got a notification on my iPhone that someone from Germany was trying to access and log in to my apple iCloud account. I think they were successful in figuring out my password, but ...
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How can I browse or search any alert tones (notification sounds, contrary to ringtones) in the official store other than those ~50 displayed up front?

When I open the "ringtone store" directly from inside the iPhone settings for ringtones, there is a special section available for alert tones, rather than ringtones (which will end up in the ...
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Find my iPhone keeps tracking me?

I have disabled Find my iPhone (under Settings > My Account > Find My > Find my iPhone > Off): As suggested by bmike, I've also disabled tracking for the "Find my" app: However,...
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Cannot activate password auto-fill on iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5

I just started using an iPhone 13 with iOS 15.5. I use Bitwarden as a password manager and I'd like to activate the auto-fill functionalities. When I try to activate such functionalities, in Settings &...
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Orginal lightning cable works with only when pushing upwards - iPhone X

After I have run with iPhone X with Lightning Earpods in wet and cold conditions (it was raining, about 3°-2°) and I was probably applying force on the cable just in the connector area - (the iPhone ...
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Will disabling and deleting iCloud photos also delete iCloud shared albums?

My photos were taking up too much iCloud storage space, so I decided to "Disable and Delete" my iCloud photos. However, I also have quite a number of iCloud Shared Albums that I've shared ...
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Can't sign into an iPhone 4 to set it up as a new device - stuck in a loop

When I sign into an iPhone 4 to set it up as a new device, my other Apple devices receive a prompt to allow the sign-in, I click yes, then receive a 6 number code. However, on my iPhone 4, I am still ...
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Viber sync from Mac to iPhone

I have been trying to find a way to import my Viber chat from a previous (Android) phone to my latest device (an iPhone), but with no luck at all. I have successfully imported the chat history from ...
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Deleting a friend’s ECG related data

I let my friend borrow my watch to try out the ECG feature. However, now I want to delete all data collected while my friend was wearing the watch so it doesn’t appear in my health data. What items ...
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Retrieve older call history on iPhone

When I look at the "Recents"-tab on my iPhone, I can see about 100 call entries. But when I delete a call an older call moves up. So, older calls must be stored somewhere. Is there a way to recover ...
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On my Wi-Fi network, a Safari URL that contains an IP address is always redirected to Google search

When connected to my Wi-Fi network, my iPhone (iOS 15.4.1) always opens Google search when I use Safari to try to connect to my local website using an IP address like https://192.168.1.1:3000. This ...
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How to find out which apps aren't shown on home screen?

Somehow my daughters worked out how to remove apps from the homescreen on my iPhone (long press > remove app). Is there any way to figure out which apps aren't shown on the home screen but still on ...
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NextCloud sync'd photos do not show up in Photos app

I've got a "new" iPhone 11 and I'm new to iOS. My previous smartphone was an Android phone and I used to sync my photos with NextCloud for Android. So I've now installed NextCloud for iOS ...
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How to prevent Xcode from trying to prepare my Apple Watch for development?

I am doing iOS development, on a phone, and attempting to build a phone-only app for just my phone. Unfortunately, my phone is paired with a couple of Apple Watches, and every time I try to run this ...
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How to copy/backup photos from iPhone wirelessly to Windows shared folder

I have an iPhone with several 10 GB of photos (also some videos - I'm talking about the Photo Library, as in the Photos app). I want to copy/backup them all to my Windows PC. The destination folder is ...
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'Hey Siri' becomes unresponsive when asking to text a contact

I recently noticed that my 'Hey Siri' started to become unresponsive when asking it to text a contact. I use this service almost 40 times a day as I am a disabled person with limited use of hands. ...
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Instant Hotspot persistency for iPad nightly iCloud backups?

Sharing iPhone cellular connection with iPad proved not to be persistent. Configuration: iOS and iPadOS 14 latest Bluetooth 4.2 is ON for both 802.11ac / WiFi 5 is ON for both Background refresh is ...
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Deleting original photos from iPhone

I am out of space on my iPhone, and want to delete photos after moving them to a laptop folder. I can't do this from the Photos app, because the iCloud update seems to have hung on either a corrupt ...
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Will Turning Data usage off disable the hotspot?

Without going into to much detail of why I’m asking .... if I turn off the data usage of one persons iPhone will that essentially disable their ability to be the “hot spot” for someone else to connect ...
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how to get camara 0.5x [closed]

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Dark mode issues in iPhone 6s+ iOS 13.6.1

Till yesterday the dark mode on my iPhone was fine But idk what happened to it just now I m talking about using it on WhatsApp and Settings app(only minor change in settings app) Earlier: Now: I ...
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Important Carrier Message "Unlock iPhone to view message"

Yesterday I made an update to the latest iOS version. Now I have to unlock the phone to enter the passcode for Mobile ID (2FA authentication). Before the update, I could enter the Mobile ID passcode ...
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Latest downloaded Songs

How do I play a sequence of my various latest downloaded songs without creating a playlist on Apple Music. Eg playing all songs downloaded this week without necessarily creating a playlist. Sony ...
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How do I display the Bluetooth headphone icon on an iPhone Xs?

I've moved from an iPhone 8 to and XS and have noticed the little headphone icon no longer appears up near the battery icon when I connect to bluetooth headphones. Is there a way to bring this back?
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iPhone Camera app doesn't work but some other apps can still use it

I have the iPhone X with latest iOS installed. Original Camera App: Front Camera and Back Camera: Non of them work. Black screen. Third Party Camera Apps: Same issue. SnapChat and Instagram: Front ...
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Photos.app is not syncing when using hotspot. How to treat hotspot as a regular Wi-Fi on macOS?

Recently I started use hotspot as my home internet. I have unlimited data and high speeds 160/40 Mbps. Everything works well except Photos.app. It just doesn't sync even a single photo. I contacted ...
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iPad symbol keyboard on iOS iPad transfer to iPhone iOS 14.7.1

For years I’ve had an iPad symbol keyboard which I added in keyboard settings and would like to have it on my iPhone 11, but cannot find the third-party keyboard anywhere. I can’t find in iPhone App ...
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How to change the backup location of multiple iOS devices using symlink?

This article outline the steps to take in order to move your iPhone or iPad backups to an external hard drive... https://www.imore.com/how-move-your-iphone-or-ipad-backups-external-hard-drive What I'm ...
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What's the actual, proper way to transfer uncompressed photos from iOS?

As far as I can tell, iOS does some really strange things when it comes to compressing the media in your Photos app. It seems that any time you use the "share" sheet, it's compressing your ...
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How can I fix my iPhone not showing up in Screen Time on my other devices?

My iPhone SE 2020 won't show up in Screen Time on my Mac or iPad. All three are signed into the same iCloud account and fully updated to the latest releases of iOS, macOS and iPadOS respectively. All ...
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sync iBooks page currently reading between iPhone and MacBook

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) (macOS Mojave 10.14.6) and an iPhone 7 (iOS 12.4.1). I downloaded an ebook from the internet, and started reading it on my MacBook. A few days later ...
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Mark unsorted recents photos in iPhone

I've a habit of sorting all my 'recent' photos into different local albums on my iPhone. I've 30,000+ photos in 'recent' album and NOT all are sorted in various local albums. How can I mark the photos ...
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Apple AirPods pair and connect but no sound

Background I was on a call at work today and was switching back and forth from my iPhone 10 to my laptop. After switching from laptop to iPhone my 2nd Generation AirPods stopped playing sound. They ...
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Why Might an iPhone Crash and Reboot in Safari?

A few days ago I accidentally clicked an ad in Safari on my iPhone (iOS 15.4.1) which sent the browser through a long chain of redirects, and then the device rebooted. I've heard in the past about ...
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iPhone not working but iPad is working with chromecast

I have been using my phone to cast to my chromecast for almost a year with no problems but about a month ago my phone stopped seeing that my chromecast was available. Fortunately I have an older iPad,...
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iPhone 12 camera inserts unknown icon in photo of crossword puzzle

I photograph solved crossword puzzles at nyxcrossword.com. I use the photo as answers to the same blank puzzle I am trying to solve. I use an iPhone 12 recently upgraded to iOS 15.1.1 Since the ...
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How can I change the voice used for Apple Maps?

I'm using an iPhone XR running iOS 15.1. A recent upgrade changed the default voice used for giving directions in Apple Maps. How can I change the voice back to what was previously used?
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How to disconnect from mysterious Bluetooth that’s siphoning my sound?

I noticed that my iPhone 11 Pro wasn’t making any sounds anymore. So I looked into my Bluetooth setting and saw that it was connected to a strange illegible device. It had no (i) icon next to it, so ...
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When “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” is enabled, when does sync happen?

I can trigger sync on macOS in Finder, but how often does it sync? Can I trigger a sync using command line or on iPhone? Thanks for helping out.
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How to create a iOS Shortcut which sends a photo as a message without any user interaction

I am using the Shortcuts app for iOS and would like to create a very simple two-step shortcut: Take a picture using the iPhone's camera Send that picture to a specific contact via iMessage. I found ...
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Send an email as an attachment from iPhone

This may be the most easy question to answer but I have struggled for few days now to get a proper view on how to achieve attaching an email on another email in iPhone 7. I am a new iPhone user and ...
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Clear queue in Apple Music on iOS 14

Now that iOS 14 has added the feature to remember the song and not clear the queue(play next) when the app is closed, how are we supposed to clear the queue? Previously, when we used to close the app, ...
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iPhone does not reconnect to WiFi automatically

I recently upgraded my iPhone from XR to 13. I still use it mostly at the same two locations (home and work). XR used to automatically connect to WiFi when I arrived to a location. If I was at home or ...
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Is there anyway to have your iPhone notifications on Windows 10?

Is there a way to get call notifications and alerts on Windows 10 from my iPhone? I spend a lot of time on PC and I always get missed calls. Also my room has no signal so I put my iPhone in the main ...

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