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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Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

I've previously connected to a wifi network on my iPhone but I've no way of finding out the password. So is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?
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Is charging my iPhone all night harmful?

I normally charge my iPhone all night to get 100% power. Does this harm my phone's battery? Update [Oct 1, 2017]: Thanks for all your great answers. I noticed there is a related video which addressed ...
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Disable automatic iTunes launch when iPhone is plugged in via USB [duplicate]

How do I disable automatic iTunes launch when iPhone is plugged in via USB (for charging)? In fact, I would like to disable automatic launch of anything when an iPhone is plugged in (including ...
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Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?

A few minutes ago, after unlocking my phone (iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.1) I got a dialog over the home screen: Passcode Requirement You must change your passcode within 60 minutes and it offered to ...
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Disable iPhoto auto launch when connecting an iPhone or iPad [duplicate]

iPhoto starts launching when iPhone is connected even though it never used to before Yosemite. Steps described in: On connecting device - iTunes or iPhotos must not open does not work in Yosemite. ...
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Image capture opens after iPhone is connected

Everytime I connect my iPhone to my laptop, Image Capture opens. How to I stop it? I just need to use iTunes, not Image Capture.
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Now that Apple has removed the ability to access the iOS App Store in iTunes 12.7 on Mac/Windows (See MacRumors article), I can't find any way to download an IPA file from the App Store. As a note, I'...
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What are some undocumented iPhone features?

With included documentation as sparse as Apple's, there are plenty of them...
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Can I trust Apple support and share my password?

I have problem with iCloud backup on my iPhone. After several calls to the Russian department of Apple support they suggest me to change my AppleID password temporarily to an test password proposed by ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet to iPhone or iPad over USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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Why is it better for an iPhone’s battery to NOT close down apps?

I know apparently it’s not a good idea to close apps on your iPhone to save on battery. I’ve read questions and answers like Does force closing apps have any benefit on iOS devices? but it still doesn’...
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Can I play audio from my iPhone on my Mac?

Can I attach my iPhone 3GS to my Mac Pro so that the iPhone's audio plays through the Mac Pro's speakers? I can easily attach my Bose headphones so that the music from the iPhone plays through them… ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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Various iOS apps log out randomly, lose all data & settings

I've been experiencing an issue that has causing me a lot of problems, as various apps including Whatsapp, Telegram, Linkedin, Authy, Lastpass, and more will randomly log out, and reset back to their ...
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How does my Selfie Stick take a picture using the *headphone socket*?

I just got a selfie stick, and it connects to my iPhone via the headphone socket. Clicking a button on the stick causes a picture to be taken. I'm wondering how that actually works. If the headphone ...
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How do I create a custom ringtone for my iPhone?

The iPhone has a very limited selection of default ringtones. How do I create a new ringtone for my iPhone?
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How can I export SMS text messages from my iPhone?

When answering this question, please note if the solution is: For Windows and/or Mac OS X users The price of the solution If you have successfully—and actually—used the solution How can I export SMS ...
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How can I browse photos on iPhone in Mac OSX?

Previously, on Windows, iPhone was recognized as a camera and I could browse image folder with Explorer without a need to import/download/tranfer photo files to the computer. Is there a way to do the ...
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Why does iPhone capture screenshots as PNG?

Is there a reason for iPhone to save screenshots taken as .PNG instead of .JPG? Screenshots won't have transparent background anyways.
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A software update is required to connect to your iOS device / iPhone

On my mac I've recently updated to the latest macOS version 10.13.5 and have installed Xcode 10 (beta 1). For my iPhone X there is an update available to 11.4 but i didn't install that yet. Now there ...
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How to push GMail to iPhone without Exchange?

Since Google has ended support for Google Sync aka Microsoft Exchange on Janurary 30th, how can I continue to get mails from GMail pushed? As far as I know, IMAP does not support push. I know that ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

Quite some time ago someone told me (or maybe I read it) that iPhones have a built-in trackpad or mouse pointer that makes it easy for you to move the cursor around for editing text. I want to know if ...
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Removing news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9

How can I turn off news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9?
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My iPhone keeps switching on and off charge whilst charging, how do I fix it?

When I charge my iPhone 4 on my laptop, it starts charging but then it keeps going on and off charging even though it's not touched. It charges fine with a plug charger or with any computers I use at ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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Email encryption options on an iPhone

I've started taking security more seriously lately. (Why only now you may ask? Because I'm a trusting fool that's why.) I've now got emails signing automatically and encrypting where I have their key. ...
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How do I move my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

I have an iPhone that is already synced with my iMac, but I am away on leave and am using a Windows 7 computer. I need to send the contacts I've created on my iPhone to my Gmail account online, ...
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How can I clean up 'Other' storage on iPhone 3G?

My iPhone 3G is currently showing 3.1GB of 'Other' disk space in iTunes, and this amount seems to be growing by about 0.1GB every couple of days. I can't find any good references for what this space ...
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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?

First time caller, long time listener: I've seen this question asked on a few other sites but with no "definitive" answers. The Apple website on iPhone batteries is ambiguous, at best, and the ...
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What iPhone apps can't you live without? [closed]

What are your "must-have" iPhone or iPod touch apps—the ones you can't live without? (Figuratively speaking, I hope.) Please omit apps that come pre-installed. Rules One app per answer. Use this ...
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How to delete all photos from the iOS 7 camera roll WITHOUT importing them?

I have 4000 photos in the camera roll I don't want import them into my MacBook's iPhoto or nowhere, so simple want delete them directly in the iPhone (iOS 7). selecting them one-by-one (you sure agree)...
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How does an iOS device keep time when it is out of power?

My iPhone is always running out of battery. However, when I power it back up, the time is still in perfect synchronization. This begs the question: "How does it keep time when it is out of battery?" ...
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Is there a native QR Code reader on iPhone?

I was given an iPhone for Christmas and want to know how I can scan QR codes? My Google searches all point to articles or reviews about apps you can install, but some of these don’t even exist anymore....
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How to record iPhone/iPad screen on macOS?

OS X Yosemite brought support for recording iPhone/iPad screen natively without having to using AirPlay applications like AirServer or Reflector. How do I record the iPhone screen on macOS ?
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Simplest way to prevent iTunes from automatically launching when iPhone/iPad is connected

When I connect my iPad or iPhone to my Mac iTunes automatically launches. What is the simplest way to prevent this from happening?
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Is using both wireless/wired charging simultaneously for an iPhone faster?

The other day my younger sister had her iPhone plugged in via Lightning cable to the wall and she then put the plugged in phone on a wireless charging dock. She swears it makes the phone charge ...
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Why do some Unicode text messages crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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Is there a way to force Google Photos to upload in the background?

I recently download the new Google Photos app for iOS, and I noticed that my photos are only uploaded when I have the app opened and in focus. Background app refresh is on for the app. Is there ...
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Simple way to see a list of installed iOS apps with their storage space size?

The storage on my iPhone is nearly full. Most of the space is used by apps. I'd like to see which apps consume the most space on my device. Is there a way to get a list of the apps with their ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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How to change the language of the App Store to be able to see accurate star ratings?

I have an iTunes account with an Italian billing address; because of this Apple assumes that I want the app store in Italian which is not the case. Part of the UI is in Italian (other parts are in ...
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How to turn off shuffle in Apple Music on iPhone iOS 10.1.1?

When I play any album in Apple Music on my iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 10.1.1, the tracks are shuffled. i.e. when I press the >> button some track other than the next one is played. The only icon related to ...
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What does the plus sign next to the price of an app in the App Store mean?

There is often a plus sign in the upper left corner of the price button for an app. Even some free apps have this plus sign.
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YouTube at double speed on mobile

How do I listen to YouTube videos at double-speed? On the desktop I'm able to change the playback speed to 1.5x or 2x. With podcasts, I'm able to listen to them on my iPhone at 1.5x or 2x speed. ...
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Where did the button to hang up the phone from the lock screen go on iOS 10

Since upgrading to iOS 10 I've noticed that often when I want to hang up a call, I now have to unlock the phone, navigate to the phone app to finally press the red "hang up" button. Previously there ...
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Turn off buzz when plugging in iPhone

I keep my iPhone on silent pretty much all the time. When I plug it in to a charger, it goes "buzz-buzz". My iPad doesn't do this. Both behaviors are the same with iOS 6 and 7. How do I make my ...
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Can I “Forget this Network” when the wifi network is not in range?

I have an iPod Touch that I upgraded to iOS 4 (but this an issue that also existed in iOS 3.1). When I travel, and I join a WiFi networks (e.g. hotel, etc), I don't always remember to forget the ...
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Is it better to use ePub or mobi files in iBooks? [closed]

I've purchased some books that make epub and mobi versions available for download. What are the main differences and which is better supported in iBooks?
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Is there any way to speed up my iPhone 3G since upgrading to iOS4

I have recently upgraded my iPhone 3G to iOS4 and there is some noticeable performance issues will some of the basic tasks (text messaging, loading application, etc.) I have restarted my iPhone and ...
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Apple said we can use iMovie to make App Previews, but I can't export the correct size using iMovie

I'm trying to create an App Preview for an iPhone app. I recorded a screen capture of the app in the native resolution of the phone. Then I imported the video in iMovie and used iMovie to add ...