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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Stop Apple Maps saving recent destinations

Apple Maps saves recent destinations, as shown in attached screenshot. Is there a way to stop Apple Maps saving these recent destinations?
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Is iPhone headphones sound warning legit when plugged into external speaker?

I plugged my iPhone SE into an amplifier and turned the iPhone's volume to maximum to get the best sound-to-noise ratio. The health app says that my noise exposure was "Loud". Did the health ...
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Music library on external drive & iPhone sync: how functional is it?

I'm moving to a Macbook after long time on a desktop. I found a good bargain on a basic M1 MB Air, which is powerful enough for me but it is 256gb SSD, which is definitely enough for the useful things ...
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iPhone wont sync to iMac

Does anyone know why whenever I connect my iPhone XR to my iMac to try to sync new music & playlists from my music library, I get a message saying 'iPhone cannot be synced because the iPhone could ...
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Photos not deleted from iPhone after import

OS macOS Monterey 12.2.1 Machine MacBook pro 16" late 2019 iPhone: XS I'm importing my photos from my iPhone to my Mac using the Photos app on macOS. After choosing the photos there is an option ...
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I split a contact into two, one with an Apple ID and with a phone number. How can I get iOS to let me open two messages conversations?

Someone in my contacts list that used to have an iPhone has switched to a non-Apple phone, but still has a MacBook. So I want to be able to send this person messages using both iMessage and SMS. To ...
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Saved Apple Maps locations in Guide keep sorting south to north

In saved locations in Guides in Apple Maps, there is a button to sort by Name, Distance or Date Added. If I click 'Distance' the locations are sorted by nearest distance to me. But if I close the ...
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What are the various ways I can stop getting iMessage spam notifications on my desktop besides turning off iMessages on my iPhone?

I just got a desktop notification on my MacBook that seems like spam. This is remarkable because I've never got a notification from anything other than my macOS notification before. I don't use non-OS ...
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How to prevent Xcode from trying to prepare my Apple Watch for development?

I am doing iOS development, on a phone, and attempting to build a phone-only app for just my phone. Unfortunately, my phone is paired with a couple of Apple Watches, and every time I try to run this ...
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App Screentime Limit Notification 30 minutes before

I have a screentime limit for certain apps set. And iPhone reminds about the start of screentime limit 5 minutes before with the following notification: Is there possibility to set another ...
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Is it technically possible to recover iPhone 11 data after reset (ios15)?

I have limited iCloud back-up. I have no iTunes back-up. Before IOS 12 recovering data after reset is very easy. After IOS 13 it becomes more difficult. So, for professional engineers, is it now still ...
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Why does Find My not know where My Card entry is

I use the Find My feature on my iMac (usually to locate my wife and occasionally her misplaced phone) and generally it works well. I find one aspect confusing - it shows "Me" as the first ...
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How to copy all bytes of a phone (formatted or not, 64GB/64B) into a computer hard drive?

For example, I have an iPhone (64GB) with data erased through factory reset. The deleted data is usually not lost, just differently encrypted (at least before IOS 13). A typical way to recover the ...
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iPod Touch rear microphone question

iPod Touch (7th gen) has 3 microphones just as iPhone 5 does, but lets talk about a rear microphone located in the speaker in iPhone 5 but in iPod (7th gen) there's no speaker hole... So microphone ...
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How is OpenDNS blocking my connection on Cellular?

I’m wondering if TMobile is using blocking software. Is it possible to change my DNS on cellular?
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Tethered iPhone 12 giving slow wifi to Macbook pro

I have a 2018 Macbook Pro. I have my iPhone 12 tethered and I am currently getting 5g (Approx 100mb Downloads on my phone) But when I tether the phone to my MacBook and use WiFi I get less than 1mb. I ...
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How to unlock iPhone for Photos App after accidntally pressing "Do not allow"

Usually the "positive" / assent button is on the right. But in the case of "Allow" / "Do not allow" it is on the left. So I hit the wrong one. How do I get that "...
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Control music on MacBook and iPhone using VoiceOver (iPod version)

I used to have an iPod nano, but the headphones that came with it broke and the newer headphone is not compatible with it, so I stopped using it. I now listen to music primarily using my MacBook and ...
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What's the quickest way to push a screenshot from my macbook's display on to my iPhone (instead of photographing it)?

I regularly take snapshots of my Macbook's screen with my iPhone to capture information I need handy, a list of library books to go hunting for, a map plus a bus schedule, etc. My iPhone is plugged ...
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Unidentifiable process always running

According to the screen time monitor on my iPhone there's process called "isha.sadhguru.org" on all day and responsible for an average running time of 20 hours per day: It's unclear why ...
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Itunes to create album instead of From My Mac

I'm new to iPhone but I couldn't find an answer for this. I had some photo albums in my other android phone and when I move these albums from my computer to my iPhone via Itunes, it automatically ...
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High pings after iPhone is connected to wifi

Several times a day I will see ping on my MacBook Pro rocketing from 40m/s to 5000m/s. I narrowed down issue to my iPhone Xr which is connected to the same wifi network. This issue is not persistent ...
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Accidentally triggering the comment window in Youtube landscape

Has anyone had this experience where they are watching a video in landscape mode and they accidentally bring up the comment window but they don't know how they did it?? Sometimes when viewing a video ...
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How is my Mac able to make a (FaceTime) voice call to a land line when my iPhone and iPad are switched off?

I have always assumed that when I make a voice call from the FaceTime app on my iMac, the call is being proxied through my iPhone. (In fact, the FaceTime UX says, Call Using iPhone; see attached image....
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iPhone 2G's power button is broken and it is locked. How do I power it off?

I've been trying to unlock my iPhone 2G for a while now, and I'm almost there. I've found a process to do it I just need my iPhone to be powered off, not be put into recovery mode. Is there any way I ...
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How can I export and important Notes stored on Gmail?

My phone has crashed and reset. my latest backup if from 2019. the only data I have left from the past two years are the notes which are stored also in Gmail. I still didn't re-install the phone and ...
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Disable iPhone haptics without disabling Vibrate on Silent

I want the phone to vibrate when the ring is silenced. I have Vibrate on Silent enabled and System Haptics disabled. If Accessibility > Touch > Vibration is enabled, the phone still vibrates ...
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How to and Where to upload Promo videos of app in App Store

I am trying to upload videos that should be listed in the app store. I go through many forums. But didn't get a clarified answer. Can anyone let me know how to upload a video in the app store?
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iOS: Incoming Calls - show company name on all calls from any extension number (wildcard?)

what i do: i save a contact and they have an extension number +49/030/12345-678 - here is the company head number 12345 - the 12345-0 would normaly the company reception and many extension numbers ...
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PowerBeats 3 and spacial audio

According to this article, PowerBeats 3 supports spacial audio. However, I cannot find such an option on my m1 MacBook nor my iPhone 12, both running the latest version of macOS/iOS. Such an option ...
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iTunes has reset my phone instead even though I chose update - is all data lost?

This is a nightmare, I have an iphone 11 pro, the storage was almost full (256gb), apps did not open, so I restarted it. it then got stuck on apple logo. hard reset did not help, so I followed Apple ...
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How to copy songs from iPhone to Mac?

I have audio data in iPhone but it looks iTunes does not allow me to directly copy data to a folder in my laptop, although I copied the data to iPhone using iTunes. There are tools like iExplorer but ...
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Transfer WeChat history from Mac to iPhone (not the other way around)

My phone broke and was forced to get a new phone without backing up my WeChat chat history. However, because I always use the MacOS app, I still have my entire history on my Mac. But I can't seem to ...
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Show/Hide Date & Time on Lock Screen During Sleep Focus

This video shows how to show/hide time on iPhone: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vOdZk3ksXj0&t=7s&pp=2AEHkAIB But I do not have the 'Show time' button in the sleep focus. I'm on an iPhone 12 ...
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Physically hide time at top of iPhone in status bar

I want to be able to hide the time on iPhone at bedtime. It seems there are no settings that will remove the time or hide the status bar. Is there a case out there that can slot over the top left of ...
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New iPhone transfer did not bring AirTag info from old phone

I just got a new iPhone SE 3rd generation to replace my iPhone SE 2nd generation. I just when through the automated migration process of transferring over all info while holding the phones close. ...
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is iPhone/iPad required for Apple Developer Program?

do I need an iPhone/iPad to make a developer account ? as I getting this message
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How to remove "mysterious" tooltips on iphone?

Suddenly, the following tool tips have appeared above every single item on an iPhone. They appear above app icons, above each text message, etc I assume its an accessibility feature but can't, for the ...
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How to check my own voicemail Greeting on iphone?

I want to listen to my voicemail greeting on my iphone. I would think that there would be an option somewhere in my voicemail section of the phone app, but when I go there and I am forced to "...
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Why iPhone personal hotspot keep time out, except when Personal Hotspot screen is shown all the time?

Whenever I'm trying to connect my MacBook Pro to the internet through iPhone, either via USB connection or hotspot, the connection keeps dropping. I open a terminal and do ping 8.8.8.8, and frequently ...
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Is there any software that can verify my iPhone has original Apple hardware?

Is there any software that can verify my iPhone has original Apple hardware, such as the display is original, the battery, etc.? Note: Thanks to everyone who tried to help me out. I forgot the name of ...
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Disable App Library on the iOS Home Screen

App Library is the feature, first introduced in iOS 14, that automatically groups and surfaces your installed apps. It is located to the right of your final organized iOS home screen. I find App ...
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Apple Room Key software/hardware documentation missing

Some hotels have the Apple Room Key feature where you can unlock your door room and elevator according to your booking details with Wallet and NFC. Us developpers, have the possibility to create ...
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iPhone 11 broken screen needs transferred data to new iPhone

I have an iPhone 11 with a broken screen but it still powers on. My data has been successfully installed on the replacement iPhone 11. How can I do a hard reset on the unusable phone from the ...
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Important Carrier Message "Unlock iPhone to view message"

Yesterday I made an update to the latest iOS version. Now I have to unlock the phone to enter the passcode for Mobile ID (2FA authentication). Before the update, I could enter the Mobile ID passcode ...
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Build Xcode 13.2 App on iOS 15.4

I use my 2013 MacBook Air for occasional coding in Xcode. Now after returning to it after a while I wanted to build an App I wrote on my new iPhone on iOS 15.4. However my MacBook fell out of the ...
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How to change speed of slo mo video?

My friend sent me a slo mo video they recorded on their iPhone. Only part of the video is slow motion. When I click "edit", I can see which part is slow motion. I can change the start and ...
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Backup iPhone with dead screen on unknown Mac

My grandma´s iPhone 6 dropped from about 6 foot height, and the screen is absolutely dead. The iPhone itself seems to not be dead, but it´s locked and shows no visual indication whatsoever. When ...
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VPN Feature No Longer Works

For the last two builds on iOS, my iPhone is unable to either manually configure any VPN connections or use any 3rd party apps to write a configuration. The phone is otherwise fully functional. Apple ...
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Triggering an automation shortcut on iPhone when a call is picked up

I would like to run an automation or a shortcut every time I pick up an incoming call or dial an outgoing call. What is the trigger I should use? Does such kind of a trigger even exist?
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