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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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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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using iphone SE 2nd gen with bluetooth land line phones?

I got a VTech VS112-27 DECT 6.0 Bluetooth system to work with my iphone SE 2nd gen and am having issues. I tried searching but am still not either understanding it's limitations or that I may need an ...
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iPhone hotspot ‘using 2GB’ every time I connect a device!

Firstly, I thought this question is relevant here, because heck, I have no clue where else to ask! Secondly, I have an iPhone XS with the latest software updates. Thirdly, I am really, really worried. ...
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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 an app identify if it was previously installed on iOS? [duplicate]

I've noticed that some iOS apps can detect that they have been deleted and re-installed to the same phone. What are all the ways in which an app can do this? Here are some ways I've found according to ...
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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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How to make Safari Frequently Visited option to work

I’m on iPhone 13 Pro iOS 17.4.1 and I’m trying to get Safari Frequently Visited sites option to work. It’s never worked on this phone which was new and set up as new. I’ve toggled the option off/on ...
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Is there a way to manually move Whatsapp videos between iPhones?

A week ago I moved to a new iPhone, moving all my Whatsapp chats and media to the new one using iCloud backup. Now, I forgot to backup videos, too, thinking they would move along with the phone's ...
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Allowing specific apps only during specific focus?

What I want I have the Work focus scheduled during my work hours. I have several work-related apps that I would like to allow notifications from only whenever I happen to have the Work focus on. ...
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How to diagnose issues with iPhones loosing network connectivity?

So I currently have the iPhone 15 Pro, but once every few days and sometimes even every day my iPhone stops working; videos won't load, sounds won't play and messages will not send. I have done just ...
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iTunes iPhone Synchronization Log on Windows?

Does iTunes for Windows store any kind of log of files and items synchronized in its last sesssion? Every day that I sync my iPhone to iTunes for Windows it shows that it is copying over 15 photos. ...
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Sending some links through email fail to go through to recipient

I noticed that sending certain links through email do not get received by the recipient. I tried to narrow down the issue, and it seems to be on the Apple side. This does not happen with every link I ...
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What's going on with my bottom-left folder’s name and badge? Why are they shaking like this?

See this video, please. iPhone 15 Plus. Started randomly today. Didn't do anything. Phone not jailbroken. Running iOS 17 (not the latest version of it, though). Haven't opened the apps in that folder ...
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European iPhone 12 Mini models usable in USA?

We have two iPhones 12 Minis that we bought used in Germany. Their model numbers are MGDM3J/A and MGDX3TA/A. Can I use these models to make calls from the USA when we are visiting the USA (New York ...
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How can I diagnose why my iPhone cell service would be unpredictably up and down?

I’ve got ATT and called them and confirmed my account is paid up and the cell phone towers are fine. My phone normally works completely fine. Today there have been weird periods of losing internet ...
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ES Explorer is using over 50GB: how can I empty it without reinstalling it?

ES Explorer is using over 50GB on my iPhone 12 mini (~57.7GB): I don't see anything in ES Explorer: How can I empty it without reinstalling it?
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How to open a 'save webpage' with all the photos on iPhone?

My intention is to download a particular Facebook page and read it offline. As described in this site, I did Ctrl + S and have now a folder and .html file saved on my PC. Now, how do I open this ...
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Deleting music from library also "deletes" from purchase history

I recently discovered that deleting a song from my music library on either my iPhone 15 Pro or my Macbook Pro will also cause it to "disappear" from my list of purchased songs, making it ...
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Is it possible to send a sms text to someone’s iPhone and make it appear that they replied to a number that they did not reply to?

I received a text from a number in my iMessages and then synced with iCloud and therefore showed up on my iPhone that I do not recognize. The strange thing is that there is no conversation thread. The ...
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How to retrieve sync'd photos and videos from an iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6s running iOS 15.7.1. On that device I have some photos taken with that device, which I can easily back up / transfer to other devices and so on -- just adding this note, so it is ...
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What web site can I visit from Safari on my iPhone that will drain the battery the fastest?

Sometimes I need to drain the battery to zero. I can search for apps that are designed to do this, but I'd like to do it with a web site instead. What sites are designed to do this? Barring that, what ...
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Now Playing app stopped working on Apple Watch after upgrading iPhone to iOS 17.4

Since I updated my Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max to iOS 17.4, I can no longer control the audio playback from my Apple Watch Series 2 with the Now Playing app Apple Watch Series 2 Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max ...
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Does restoring iPhone as a new phone overwrite iCloud backup?

I have a iCloud+ account with my iPhone with automatic savings. I had to restore my phone and decided to do restore from iCloud backup when setting up the phone. But it was very slow and i need my ...
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iPhone randomly does not make sound when text messages arrive

My iPhone 8, model number MX132LL/A, running iOS 16.7.5, sometimes does not beep/ding when a message arrives. I witnessed this myself visually, with the silent switch clearly set to the "Not ...
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