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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iOS 11 Field Test Mode permanent signal reading

Today, Apple released their first iOS 11 public beta. As some noticed in earlier versions (first developer beta), using Field Test Mode to permanently switch your signal rating from bars to numbers (...
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Completely uninstall iOS App and all associated data

Background I am a server-side developer working on an API for an iOS app. From time to time as we are in development (when we have big database changes) we reset our server. This process clears all ...
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iPhone app access log

I accidentally brought my iPhone 7 into my university examination and was wondering if I would be able to produce a log (record) of iPhone app access, to show that I never used it during that ...
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Trying to use a data-only SIM card in an iPhone 7 running iOS 10

So, I recently got an Android tablet (Samsung Tab E 8) from my carrier (Virgin Mobile in Canada) and it came with a nano sim card on a $15/month 3GB data plan. I’d way rather use this in my iPhone 7 ...
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How do I share my Wi-Fi connection through USB to my MacBook Pro without using cellular data or hotspot?

I have a MacBook Pro (running OS X and Windows) with a broken Wi-Fi card. I plan to get the Wi-Fi card fixed soon, however I want to back a few things up on the Internet before I hand off my Mac to ...
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Missing artist's artwork in iTunes

I last iTunes Apple have changed algorithm of displaying picture for Artist. How does it works? Why almost all my Artist's doesn't have artwork? As I see Alice Cooper have the image: But why I can't ...
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Apple Configurator 2 won't save changes to home screen layout

iPhone 8 Plus, iOS 13.1 Despite applying the changes in the Home Screen Layout menu, the changes do not appear to take on the device itself. When I open the menu again to change the layout it simply ...
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How to make itunes stop asking “do you want to allow this computer to access information” on my iphone?

I have an iphone and a macbook. Whenever I plug the phone into the laptop for charging, itunes starts dancing in the dock cause this alert demands my attention: do you want to allow this computer ...
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iPhone slow to complete an unsecured Wi-Fi connection

I have an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 12.3.1. Have been through a few posts about Wi-Fi problems, but this is quite peculiar. When connecting to a free/unsecured Wi-Fi access point, the checkbox ✓ (...
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Iphone 6+ USB disconnects from Macbook Pro constantly over and over

My iPhone keeps disconnecting from my MacBook Pro; in fact any iPhone I try to connect (and with different cables) can never connect to it. I am very familiar with command line and Linux so please if ...
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Can't restore iPhone in order to downgrade

I just downloaded the iOS 11 beta from Apple's developer website, but I'm having such a headache downgrading back to iOS 10.3.2. I installed their provisioning profile from their website, as ...
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Why do some numbers in the call history have a share contact option but not others?

If I tap on the (i) for numbers in the call history then some have Share Contact displayed as an option but others do not. None of the numbers are in the address book so why should there be any ...
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Reduce the minimum iPhone volume (bluetooth speakers)

When connecting my iPhone (4S or 6) to a JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speakers, the minimum volume is too loud. Under that, it mutes. It is not a problem of the speakers, as the volume using another, non-...
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IOS 13.2.2 Incorrect Wifi password

I have an iPhone with iOS 13.2.2. Until today, my wifi connection was totally normal. After I turned wifi off and back on again, it keeps saying "Incorrect WiFi password". I tried the following steps ...
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Why have I stopped receiving weekly Screen Time notifications?

I used to receive weekly Screen Time notifications regarding my daily averages and such. However, around a month ago, I randomly stopped receiving these notifications. I've checked in the ...
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iPhone screen recording without red bar suddenly appeared on my phone

This morning I woke up to a notification on my iPhone saying that the current screen recording session was stored to my camera roll. I didn't do any screen recordings lately (definitely not last night)...
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Why does my iPhone make calls to my emergency contacts on its own?

Sometimes when carrying my iPhone X in my pocket, it starts making calls on its own. It calls the same person every time (my father). The phone is configured as such: Phone locked Face ID activated ...
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Does iPhone record GPS info for each frame of video?

When a video is shot using iOS standard camera app on an iPhone 6 Plus and location is enabled, does each frame in video contain GPS data that shows location info when that frame was shot in the video?...
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How to tell which email/phone number an iMessage was sent from

I've got a few addresses that I can be reached at, one phone number and two email addresses. I know which address new conversations are started from, but how can I tell which of my phone number/emails ...
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Make iPhone permanently trust computer?

Is there anyway to have an iPhone remember which computers it trusts? Everything I plug mine into any computer that I've already allowed it to trust, it asks me again, "Allow this device to access ...
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Siri knows all my contacts but contacts app doesnt?

I have contacts on my phone that I can ask Siri to call, and it works fine. I can say "call John Smith" or "show John Smith" and that contact shows up. On the other hand, if I go to the Contacts app ...
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What does “Restore from iCloud Backup” currently NOT restore? (Fail to preserve/discard/lose/delete?)

What does "Restore from iCloud Backup" currently NOT restore? Is restore from local backup more or less, complete? (My intention is for the answer to stay up to date, SE-style; I know this answer ...
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Transferring photos between iPhones keeping metadata

I want to transfer all photos from my old iPhone 6 to a new iPhone 7 Plus(both running iOS 10.3.2, if relevant). Since my iCloud is full, I first thought about iTunes, but many photos are shown as ...
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iPhone pair iphone bluetooth with media audio but not with phone audio

I just switched from Android to an iPhone. With Android, once the phone pairs with a bluetooth device, I can go into the settings for that device and determine which bluetooth interfaces it uses. ...
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Some voice memos not playing on phone or itunes

I have a bunch of voice memos, all under ten minutes long. I frequently have trouble syncing them to iTunes--at the moment one in particular won't play on my phone (although it's listed with the ...
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All the App Links (Deep Links) are broken after a reboot

Currently in iOS there is a feature where you click on one link (say link to a Youtube video) and the corresponding App will open to handle the request (the Youtube app will open to play the video). ...
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download icloud backup files to pc

My phone broke and I can not afford to purchase a replacement but I need to access my information backed up on my icloud, How do I download my backed up iphone files from icloud directly from my ...
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Lost all email composed and sent while in airplane mode

I just returned from an international flight that did not feature wifi access. While my iPhone was in airplane mode, I replied to a number of email messages attached to my exchange account and sent ...
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Is there a way to rotate multiple photos at once in the camera roll?

In iOS on the iPhone I only see a way to select one photo at once in order to then rotate it in the Photos app. Is there a method or perhaps a third-party app that could perform this?
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iPhone only showing purchased music

Today I was editing my music library, deleting old songs and such, and then of course, synced my iTunes to my iPhone. Everything synced fine until I realized my iPhone was only showing music purchased ...
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How to mass-delete SMS messages that match a pattern?

At work, I have a job that sends me a SMS when a critical job fails. Because of a bug, it ended up sending several hundred SMS messages over the course of a night that I wish to delete. Is there an ...
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Constant “please unlock iPhone” message in Photos 2.0

I recently upgraded my Mac Pro from Yosemite to Sierra, and whenever I plug in my iPhone 6s, both iTunes and Photos will open as they should. However within Photos (and Image Capture), I get a "...
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Unable to add account in Google Hangouts

I've been unable to login to Google Hangouts via the iPhone mobile app. I keep getting "Unable to add account". I've tried restarting my phone, nothing changes. If it helps, I am using a legacy ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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Contact sync woes with Google

I'm struggling to come up with a rational scheme for managing sync between my mac laptop, my iphone, and google. My corporate center is google apps, so I need to start with contacts from there. ...
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Export battery usage report

Is it there any tool that I can use in order to export the battery usage from my iPhone SE? The device is running iOS 13.2.2. Thanks in advance.
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How does a message look on an Android phone?

I have an iPhone but no Android phone. When I send a message to a friends Android phone, I am always nervous that I use some function that is not supported. Is there somewhere online where I can see ...
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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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My iPhone 7 Plus died after being exposed to cold weather and a bit of rain. Will I be able to retrieve my data?

My iPhone 7 Plus won't respond to a hard reset. I'm not able to switch it on either. The phone detects the Home button being pressed only sometimes. I haven't backed up my data in a long time and ...
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I don’t get a notification when I get a new text message (iPhone 5, iOS 12)

For some time now I have not been receiving notifications when getting a text message on my iPhone. Notifications for all other apps work fine, and I have checked that notifications for messages are ...
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Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp not opening the WhatsApp app on iPhone

When SMS with shortened Click to Chat URL for WhatsApp is received on the iPhone, clicking it leads me to the App Store instead of opening chat in WhatsApp, despite WhatsApp being installed on the ...
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How to stop iPhone from automatically dimming the brightness?

I have unchecked Auto-Brightness under Settings app → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations. I have also disabled Night Shift under Settings app → Display & Brightness. I have Low Power ...
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iPhone SE running iOS 9.x won't recognize Bluetooth 5.0 devices

I'm trying to connect my iPhone SE to a MacBook Pro that has Bluetooth 5.0, that's supposed to be backwards compatible to Bluetooth 4.2 that the iPhone has. I can see the iPhone in the device list on ...
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Why doesn't Google Maps Location history work reliably with iPhone?

I just switched from an Android phone to an iPhone. With the Android phone, my location history was perfect, with the iPhone it is all confused. In Google Map app I've set Settings → Personal Content ...
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Windows: Can I set the folder where iTunes backs up my iPhone

I have a PC running Windows 10 with 2 Hard drives. C: smaller SSD which runs windows and Office D: large (2 TB) SATA that stores all my data. When iTunes backs up my iPhone to my PC, it will default ...
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iPhone does not show notifications for missed calls

At some point in the past couple of months, my iPhone 8 has stopped giving me notifications when I miss a call. No notification appears on the lock screen and no badge appears on the phone app ...
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How do I make sure Siri always suggests calling phone numbers listed as calendar locations?

Siri Suggestions is an awesome feature, but lately it has been inconsistent. When working properly, Siri would provide a shortcut on my iPhone's lock screen to call the phone number of my next phone ...
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USB 3 Lightning Camera Adapter to Roland MIDI UM-One interface on iPhone with iOS 12

I am running iOS 12.1.2 on my iPhone X. I am trying to use GarageBand with a Microkorg synthesizer, and am connecting them using a Roland UM-One Mk2 MIDI interface and a USB 3 Lightning Camera Adapter....
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Bluetooth headset connected to Mac and iPhone: Cannot play music/music stops

I am encountering a weird bluetooth issue and even after extensive googling I don’t have so much of a start of an idea what is going on. Here is the situation: I have a Jabra elite 65t headset which ...
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iPhone keeps disconnecting & connecting when transferring data

I have a MacBook Pro (2015), and an iPhone 7 Plus. The problem is the following: If the iPhone is connected to my Mac, then whenever I run an app via XCode, or the Mac is just transferring data, the ...