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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Transferring Audiobooks to another Macintosh

I don’t think anyone would accuse Apple of making things too obvious. I have an iMac which I am retiring. My new machine is a Mac Mini. I have a number of audiobooks which come from a third party. ...
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iPhone photos widget is grey

That's pretty much it: my photos widget is just a grey tile, no matter which size I get. I've already rebooted the device and it still doesn't work. How to fix this? It's an iPhone 12 device with iOS ...
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iPhone shortcut to check whether URL is already open in Chrome

Because I use Chrome as my default browser (which does not allow for bookmarks in the Home Screen), I have created a bookmark using the Shortcuts app and the following commands: Open URL in Chrome ...
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iPhone photo messages

So I was sending someone a picture message if you click the camera icon in the message once the photo is taken you can press retake or the close which saves the photo and doesn’t send, so what ...
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Transfer files attached to notes on iPhone 5c to PC/macOS

I want to transfer large ZIP files (up to 200 MB) attached to notes created with Notes app to my PC or macOS. Because I have a iPhone 5c running iOS 10, I can't install Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. ...
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Is there a way to connect 2 headsets to 1 iPhone for conference calls?

I am looking for a way to connect two headsets to the same iPhone that will work with popular software for audio calls, e.g. Zoom, Facetime, and Skype. Basically, I am looking to put an audio splitter/...
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How to find misplaced Galaxy Buds Live with an iPhone SE 1st Generation?

I just got a pair of Galaxy Buds Live as they were a great price. I understood that I cannot use the Galaxy app on my iPhone SE as it's too old, and that they would simply function as basic Bluetooth ...
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Why need first save to Files then to Photos?

I have this image: http://t44-post-cover.s3.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com/bixw.mp4 When it is loaded to browser on an iPhone, I can not download directly to Photos, it is not among sharing options, but ...
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Stop iPhone notifications turning on the screen?

I have a fairly old iPhone so the battery isn't great. Im getting a lot of notifications which is depleting my battery quickly, I believe due to the screen turning on each time. I'd still like to get ...
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How to make battery health dip slightly lower on iPhone?

How would one make the iPhones battery health go down? I find loads online about keeping the battery in good condition. But what if one wants to make it drop 1-2% more on purpose? I was thinking about ...
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How long is it possible to use iOS15? [closed]

How long is it possible to use an iPhone with iOS15? I mean, how many time the iPhone 6s Plus works properly, can connect to main Apple services, like iCloud, findMyPhone, gets apps from the Apple ...
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What would stop a magnetic cable tip from sporadically being recognized by iPhone 13 Pro unless I take it out and put it back?

I've been using magnetic cables for almost a decade. I use them with all of my iPhones, Android phones, headsets, battery packs, etc. Pretty much all small devices with a micro USB, USB-C, or ...
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App to help (manually) choose network provider

I have a dual-sim iPhone 13, which I use when commuting across the Swiss-EU border. With my current Swiss phone plan, I have free data roaming within the EU. When in Switzerland, I have Automatic ...
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How to stop whatsapp autoplaying next voice message?

When there are several voice messages loaded in the chat, clicking play on an earlier one will cause: The voice message you clicked on plays to the end The voice message you clicked on is stopped the ...
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Verify easily photo and video file transfers done by Image Capture and iExplorer, from the iPhone to the Mac

I have recently learnt about checksums and its use in verifying file transfers. I have learnt to use that to verify file transfers done with Finder in a Mac, from one external storage to another ...
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Can I prevent the sending of messages when an iOS app is in Guided Access?

In Guided Access mode of iOS the device enters a single app mode and you can block access to certain parts of the screen. Guided Access is enabled through Settings > Accessibility > Guided ...
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Consequences of changing phone number but not changing iMessage?

I used iMessage with my cell number in the US. I moved away from the US and cancelled my cell plan. I can still use iMessage to talk to people who have iPhones. But I did not update any information ...
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How do I erase the iPhone data permanently that nobody can restore them? (iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone X and iPhone Pro Max) [duplicate]

All three devices: iPhone 7Plus/iPhone X/iPhone 11 Pro Max, are in my hand now, and I want to sell them for extra money. I have already saved a backup of all data and will reset them to factory ...
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Why Finder does not show photos in iPhone? [closed]

Finder is the file system application and I want to see the files in connected devices in Finder. However, I cannot see photos in iPhone in Finder it tells to configure iCloud. I just want to list the ...
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Does iOS support the Universal Disk Format file System

I was wondering if a USB stick that is formatted with the Universal Disk Format (UDF) can have it's contents read by an iPhone. I know fat32 can but I specifically need UDF due to fat32 not allowing ...
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my iPhone has been installed with malware [closed]

I have sophisticated malware on my iPhone. It’s completely observing me. As prove there are manipulated private relay email addresses which diver greatly from the official ones. They should look like ...
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How do you change default lock screen notification sound (tri-tone) for all apps on iOS?

Some third party apps don't have a setting for changing the sound other than turning the sound on or off. Those apps seem to default to Tri-Tone sound for lock screen alerts. How do you change that ...
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How can I reduce my crazy big backup of 460 GB of photos after I transferred my data on my iPhone 13?

“Photos” virtually used up most of the storage space after I transferred all data to iPhone 13 from an Android device with Move to iOS App. I stumbled upon this thread iPhone backup takes too much ...
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How can I stop my phone for switching to silent mode without me touching it?

My phone started turning itself to silent mode without being touched. I want to know why it would do that and how to make it stop. I have missed texts and calls because I did not hear my phone.
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Amazon Photos and iCloud Photos duplicates and re-duplicates upon new iPhone on-boarding

Is there a way to have old iCloud photos (say, from a different device) not be uploaded by Amazon Photos iOS app?
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iPhone continually re-syncs song lyrics

Every time I connect my iPhone to power, it re-syncs over wifi 17,964 songs’ lyrics with my MacBook. It happens several times a day, even though I change nothing on my songs in iPhone or MacBook. I do ...
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App which opens camera app on iphone, but with no buttons

For a rather strange turn of events, I have to host a zoom meeting with a live performance. All I have are an iPhone and a Macbook Air. I decided after much consideration, the easiest solution is as ...
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iPhone SE3 makes weird noise

I bought an iPhone SE3 phone for my son a few months ago. Recently, it started producing weird sounds: When pressing the Home button it makes a loud click When playing any audio it produces high ...
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Impossible to share internet from iPhone 8 to iPhone 5

When trying to share internet from an iPhone 8 (iOS 15.5) to an iPhone 5 (iOS 10) using WiFi, the latter always fails to connect with a could not connect to the network "iPhone 8". The ...
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Why does my voice have low volume during calls?

When calling, or recording voice messages, with the phone app, my voice has a very low volume, such that it's almost inaudible. I disabled noise cancellation in the accessibility settings, which ...
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How can I configure my iPhone to start video recording at a given time?

How can I configure my iPhone to start video recording at a given time? (e.g., video record from 6 am while I am asleep)
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How to get Siri to play songs in my library?

Last night I was driving home and said "hey siri, play metric". Metric is a local band and I have one of their albums on my iPhone. Siri responded by subscribing me to Apple Music and ...
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App Store - "None" Payment Method is missing

I am using USA App Store and when I created my Apple Id last year, I chose the "None" Payment option and since then there was no problem when downloading new apps. Recently, I purchased a ...
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One key on iPhone keyboard is not working

The letter "i" on my iPhone is not working anymore. I tried a factory reset, but it still isn't working. Other letters are working fine but there are other areas on the screen that seem to ...
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The instagram app has stopped auto-logging me in on my new iPhone

On my old phone whenever I opened the instagram app it would automatically log me into whichever account I was last using. However since getting a new phone and restoring from back-up the instagram ...
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Unsilence iPhone based on coordinated/automation

I have my work phone with me all the time, and I am trying to find a way to set up a shortcut automation whereby it always stays silent, but once I am at work I want to unsilence the phone. Also, I do ...
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Apple Music, difference between "Add to Library" and "Love"?

I'm coming from Spotify to Apple Music. Using Spotify, I can like a song with a single key press and it is added to my music library. This song is used in Spotify's algorithms for my weekly Discover ...
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Apple Music, quick ways to add a playing song to your library and love it?

I'm using Apple Music application on an iPhone and am trying to find quick ways to add songs to my library and/or love the song. I switched from Spotify, where the ability to add a song to your liked ...
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Can I find my work iPhone without the device having Internet access?

An AirTag broadcasts its unique ID to nearby iOS devices so that they can transmit its location via the Find My network. Why can't an iPhone that has no mobile data access, after it runs out of data ...
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iPhone backup is too small even though iCloud is disabled

I am trying to help my mom. I am aware that iPhone local backups can be smaller due to some photos and whatnot being stored in iCloud. However, that doesn't seem to be the case here. iCloud photo ...
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iCloud Manage Storage Pane Functionality, Device Local Data and Backups?

I'm viewing the iPhone pane featured in the screenshot below. The pane is located under "Settings"->"Apple ID"->"iCloud"->"Manage Storage" and titled &...
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Empty iPhone 7 is now full after "Quick Start". How to free up space?

Last night, I copied an iPhone 5S to iPhone 7 using "Qick Start". The 5S was almost full, and said: 12.5 GB of 16 GB used iPhone 7 was empty before the transfer and this made the transfer ...
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Where are the thumbnails and the photos themselves from the Google Photos iOS app saved on iPhone?

Photos taken with the iPhone camera are saved in DCIM I believe and the thumbnails are stored \var\mobile\Media\PhotoData, as ithmb files I also believe. Where would the Google Photos app on iOS keep ...
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Apple TV HomeKit setup error -71163

Trying to connect a new Apple TV using my iPhone and through Bluetooth. Both the tv and the iPhone are on the same WiFi. The last step in the setup is connecting HomeKit after turning on airplay, ...
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How can I email a photo in HEIC format?

Photos on my iPhone are taken and stored as HEICs. If I use the share sheet in the Photos app to email a photo as "Actual size," the message arrives with the photo as a JPG attachment. How ...
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Launch app with a shortcut

Is it possible to launch an app on an iPhone or Apple Watch without unlocking the screen, for example with only physical buttons? I would like to have a way to launch the app in my pocket.
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How can one see whether the silent mode is activated without using hardware?

One can switch the silent mode on and off on an iPhone as follows: How can one see whether the silent mode is activated without using hardware? (i.e., just looking at the screen, without using the ...
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How to get the deleted WhatsApp chat

Can anyone please help me to restore WhatsApp deleted chat? My last backup was Oct 2022 and I have deleted a complete chat conversation. My phone was on automatic backup so now when I restore from the ...
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iPhone SE 2020 (iOS 16.1) NFC reader not working

My phone is about 2.5 years old, and in that time the NFC reader has worked without problems. But recently my phone stopped being able to read NFC chips - such as wireless payment. I've tried to ...
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Display Apple Watch heart rate continuously on iPhone?

During a work out using the Apple Watch native workout app, is there a way to display the Apple Watch heart rate data continuously on the iPhone?
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