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 block "No Caller ID" calls but not unknown calls

My phone number is published on the website of a project I run. However, it seems some young people have found it really funny to start prank calling me. It's very annoying and rather humiliating to ...
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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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Show caller ID and number on incoming call on iPhone?

I looked around quite a bit for an answer to this question but can't find one, so maybe I'm overlooking something obvious. I recently starting paying my carrier for caller ID. This is great sometimes,...
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How to connect iPhone to USB Type-C Portable Monitor?

I'm trying to figure out a way to connect iPhone 5 (lightning) to ASUS MB16AC portable monitor with USB type-C input as only connector that at the same time serves as power supply. Thought about some ...
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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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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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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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Catalina & Big Sur Notifications: iPhone in Use: This iPhone is in use by another user on this Mac

Got a new odd notification after "upgrading" to Catalina (10.15.2) that's never manifested before in Mojave or previous releases. This happens with both iPhones and iPads even though there ...
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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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Why does my Apple Watch repeatedly say, "Trust This Computer?"

I have a first generation Apple Watch and an iPhone 7Plus. For the most part everything works fine. However, I get the following notice on my Apple watch every few weeks: Trust This Computer? Your ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the meaning of the exclamation point in the triangle next to my Calendars?

System details: OSX 10.11.6 (15G1212) Calendar Version 8.0 (2092.3) I have a few Calendar subscriptions shared between my Mac and iPhone, including a few shared with multiple people. I noticed that ...
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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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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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What may be preventing iOS 15 rich web search results from being shown in Spotlight?

After upgrading to iOS 15 on my iPhone 12 mini, I was expecting to see rich results from the web in Spotlight, as in this example from an AppleInsider article: However, when I search for something ...
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iPhone no sound on incoming calls in Guided Access

I've got my 88 year old grandma the latest iPhone SE and Watch SE and set it up in Guided Access for the Phone app (see attached for the icon). I also have it set up so she only receives the calls in ...
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How do I use all four cameras of the iPhone 12 in WhatsApp?

The iPhone 12 has four cameras; the front camera, a general use one on the back, a wide angle one and a zoom camera. During video chats placed with the WhatsApp app, only the front camera and the ...
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iPhone X stuck in recovery mode after maxing out storage. Getting "Error Code 14"

So a couple of weeks ago I restarted my iPhone after it started glitching like crazy, when I tried to boot it up again it got stuck on the Apple logo. A couple of days later I found an article that ...
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iPhone Restore process

Have taken the back up of iphone to replace the battery of phone. After replacing battery, need to restore the phone back. The iPhone back is stored at default location. iPhone backup size is 114 GB....
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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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How to set default paper size for scan with continuity camera

How can I set the default paper size when scanning with continuity camera using my iPhone? I am using the fantastic new Mojave feature to scan documents directly into Preview with my iPhone using ...
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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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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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Clock app alarms are stopping recordings

I just found out from Apple techs that the clock alarm is supposed to stop all activities, such as making recordings, playing apps, etc. when the alarm goes off. Who else finds this ridiculous? I've ...
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How to reset app thumbnails in iOS

On an iPhone, when you double-tap your home button, it brings up the app switcher, which shows you all the apps that are currently running. But the thumbnail that is displayed when switching apps is ...
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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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Slow Internet access on iPhone SE after updating to iOS 11.4?

I am upgraded to iOS 11.4 on iPhone SE and have noticed it seems to have terribly slow internet access since the update. Toggling Wi-Fi will speed up each individual request (Web, Twitter, other apps),...
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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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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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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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Can't connect my iPad to the localhost of my Mac

I want to access the localhost of my Mac from my iPad. From my Mac, the address is http://localhost:8888. Through IP address The Mac and the iPad are connected to the same Wifi network. The IP address ...
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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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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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Will Apple service an iPhone previously repaired by a third-party?

If an iPhone previously had its screen/battery/camera repaired by a third-party but it works fine afterwards, will Apple service the iPhone? For example, let's say that my iPhone battery went bad so I ...
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Lots of iOS apps apparently "corrupted", yet they work

This is on an Iphone 8, iOS 14.8.1. As mentioned in this question, I haven't been able to back up my Iphone to my PC using iTunes for a while. Using iMazing, I managed to locate the error message it ...
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Does transferring data from iPhone to iPhone using Quick Start keep Screen Time?

I have a phone that has Screen Time on it, and I some how messed up the reset screen time passcode. I've got a new phone and I want to transfer the data from this phone to the new phone. If I use ...
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Share car(s) parking location with family members

All family members have iPhones. We share 2 cars. What’s the best way to have the parked car location update automatically for everyone? Currently I manually share the Parked Car location that appears ...
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Downsizing from 256GB to 128GB iPhone

I've been given a new phone (128GB iPhone 13) from work but it has half the storage of my last one (256GB iPhone 11). I have both here with me and the SIM is in the old one. My old phone has pushed ...
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Access full FaceTime call history?

I am wondering where FaceTime call history is stored on my Macbook? I am running Big Sur 11.4 and Facetime Version 5.0 (3080). When I try to view my call history it only shows the last 100 entries or ...
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iPhone claims that WhatsApp is using 15GB, but WhatsApp claims it's only using 3

A friend of mine has an iPhone 8 running iOS 14.6, and they're running out of space: In the Settings -> Storage, iOS claims that WhatsApp is using up 14.99GB of "Documents & Data": ...
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How can I find the metadata of a file in Scanner app?

I am a teacher, and I am trying to verify the date and time when a student took a particular photo. The student has an iPhone (unknown model and OS version) and used the Scanner app by Luni to take ...
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iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode with full storage

I was trying to update my iPhone X (GSM) from iOS 12.3.1 to iOS 14.0.1 The following steps was carried: 1- Downloading the latest firmware ipsw (size 4.61 GB) from iPhone10,3,iPhone10,6_14.0....
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