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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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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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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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How to re-trigger and the "Finish Setting Up Your iPhone" notification in iPhone Settings and resume setup (iOS 17.5.1)?

Just got a new iPhone 15 with iOS 17.5.1 and started setting it up but I had to put it down before I could finish and now the "Finish Setting Up Your iPhone" notification badge and menu in ...
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How can I export all the photos and videos from the iPhone to my flash drive?

I have a flash drive connected to my iphone via cable. How can I export all the photos and videos from the iPhone to my flash drive? I found support.apple.com: Export photos and videos to an external ...
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How can I backup locally my and my family members iCloud photos?

I and other members of my family have iPhones. All of us use iCloud for backups and have "Optimize iPhone Storage" and "Advanced Data Protection" enabled. Now, I would like to back ...
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What would make only front-facing lens to become almost opaque?

I have owned an iPhone SE for about 3 years and only used the front-facing camera for the first time yesterday. The image was hazy unless I point it in a direction with little sideways light. I ...
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After two years in storage backup iPhone does not start

Two years ago I had to buy a new iPhone and since I am in area where iPhones are very expensive and hard to get I actually bought two devices -- iPhone Mini 13. Both of them were configured in the ...
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Two custom home pages for two focus modes whilst having a blank Home Screen when not in a focus mode

For the custom “Piloting” focus mode I have created, the Home Screen looks like this: When I turn this focus mode off, the Home Screen is empty. This is how I would like it. It is one empty page with ...
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How to stop iPhone 13 Pro ringer / tone volume from automatically going to 100% when connect to car?

We have 2 iPhone 13 Pros doing the same thing - when we connect to the car via Bluetooth the iPhone ringer/tones volume automatically goes to 100%. When leaving the car it’s left at 100% so that the ...
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downgrade an iPhone to an older iOS version [duplicate]

I'm new to the iOS ecosystem and I had been asked by my company to test our app on an iPhone 11 Pro. Once, I needed to do a factory reset and I forgot to disable automatic updates; the phone auto-...
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iPhone app side loading? [closed]

I saw on the news recently, that due to a ruling in the European Union, Apple would be forced to allow third party app installation, outside of the official App Store. To sideload on iPhone it seems ...
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Which iPhones can be found when powered off?

I have a question about lost and stolen iPhones. My understanding is, should an iPhone get lost or stolen, the owner can use Find my iPhone to track the location and recover it. Certain iPhones have ...
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Reinstalling iOS on a phone and it is asking for a password but what password?

I did a factory reset to my glitchy iPhone and now want to reinstall from the backup. However, it asks me for a password. But what password? I tried my Apple ID password and my general MacBook unlock ...
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iOS status bar icon O_O?

On my iPhone SE running iOS 17.5 the status bar at the top has an icon to the left of the time in the center of the status bar. The icon looks like: O_O I think maybe it might look like a roll of ...
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How to resolve non functional hotspot on MacBook?

I have a MacBook Pro from 2023 with Ventura 13.3 OS. I can connect to the hotspot on my iPhone without issue, but the internet is either very slow or not working at all. When I use the hotspot from my ...
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Network Issue: Cellular Network Persistent until being super close to gateway, Messaging Apps Stuck on 'Connecting, connection super slow

Recently, I've noticed that whenever I connect my IPhone 6, software version is 12.5.6, to Wi-Fi, the cellular network connection icon appears at the top of my screen instead of the Wi-Fi symbol ...
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With wifi and mobile data off, iPhone still received and sent Whatsapp messages

A very strange thing happened this morning, my mobile data was off and Wifi was unconnected while travelling on a train. But I received multiple messages via WhatsApp. I was also able to send messages ...
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Turn on iCloud? prompt keeps popping up

My iCloud is activated, with nearly all features enabled except for iMessage. I'm not sure if it's related, but there's this annoying pop-up that says "Turn on iCloud? Your network provider may ...
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All phones lines on the same Apple ID get the same voicemail since perhaps iOS 17.4

I have two new iPhone 15 Pros, each of which has a different phone line. I pay for two phones and two lines in order to keep them completely independent of each other, but most of my other data is the ...
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How can I play a video directly from a USB flash drive on my iPhone, without having to transfer first the entire video from the flash drive to iPhone?

I have a USB flash drive that contains a video file. I'd like to view it on my iPhone. The USB flash drive is connected to my iPhone. I know I can open the video by browsing the USB flash drive with ...
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How to determine if my refurbished iphone 12 pro has original apple screen?

Basically what the title says. By "original", it means all the 3 layers (glass, digitizer, oled) are original. Can someone help please?
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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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How to disallow camera sync from Mac to iPhone

After a recent iOS update, I got introduced to a new feature where my iPhone prompts me whether I want to connect and use the camera on the phone instead of the Mac when I enter a meeting and turn on ...
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What is a safe percentage for battery Maximum Capacity in an iPhone?

My battery maximum capacity is at 84%. I was wondering how low the maximum capacity could go could go before I start seeing problems of my phone shutting down. It's an iPhone XS. Currently, at my ...
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How do I completely remove the Continuity Camera from my macOS Sound Input list?

Sometimes when I connect my macOS to an external display and fold the laptop, the mic is not working. So I have to use my iPhone as the mic. However, when I work directly on the mac without an ...
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Finder sync claims phone doesn't have enough free space (but it does) [duplicate]

I am old-fashioned and listen to downloaded music on my phone. This past week, I've been getting a strange error where the phone refuses to sync with my Mac laptop because there's supposedly not ...
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MacOS Messages sometimes takes a while to show text messages

My MacBook M1 running Sonoma 14.4.1 has Messages linked to my iPhone X running iOS 17.4.1, and they also both sync to iCloud. When I get a text message (SMS, MMS or iMessage), usually it shows up in ...
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How to restore mail account settings to replacement iphone?

Have a first generation iPhone SE that I am completely happy with, except that it's battery is starting to fail and is very clearly at the end of its functional life. Rather than get a new phone or ...
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Can I prevent turning wifi off or entering airplane mode on an unlocked iPhone?

My concern is robbery with a thief grabbing my unlocked iPhone and running away with my device out of my control. The first thing the thief should do is to put the phone in airplane mode to prevent ...
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iPhone 12 Pro showing weak sensitivity when doing “very gentle” tap/touch. What could be the issue?

I bought a refurbished iPhone 12 Pro yesterday, from a third party mobile shop. Since the first day, the screen does not recognise touch when I tap “very gently”. For example, when I am tapping any ...
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How can I start recording a video with as few actions as possible on my iPhone?

While that might sound like an easy question to answer, unfortunately it's not. I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 15.8.2. The most obvious thing to do is with the screen locked, swipe left and start ...
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Improving iPhone/iPad GPS accuracy by using RTK correction data

I am seeking to improve the accuracy of iOS device GPS data, for use in a GPS mapping app. To do this, RTK (Realtime Kinematic) correction data must be applied to the raw GPS unit's output. I don’t ...
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How many iPhone backup copies are kept on iCloud?

(I see this question has been asked before, but long ago). I had a scare with my iPhone (iOS 17.4.1, iPhone 11) that seems resolved -- I thought I could have gotten a virus (the probability now seems ...
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Apple Application for transferring "filtered photos" (eg portrait) that avoid aae files

I know that with AirDrop when I share/transfer photos from my phone that have portrait or some other filter/effect applied to the image that it is the rendered/filtered image which gets copied over to ...
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How to transfer a lot of photos to another iphone including edit history?

Is there a way to transfer a lot of photos (from the Photo Library AKA Photos app) from one iPhone to another including edits? AirDrop does transfer the edit history, but transferring a lot (about ...
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Clicked on a "bad link" in an email: do I need to worry about malware/virus getting into my iPhone?

First, I feel kind of dumb -- I know never to click on questionable links. But a friend* sent me an email message to my iPhone 11 (iOS 17.4.1) with a link to a website with a picture of them. They'...
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