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 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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What would happen if Lost Mode is activated while an iPhone is in use?

Sadly my iPhone was stolen the other day while I was using it. I activated Lost Mode as soon as I physically could. If the thief managed to keep the phone unlocked in the meanwhile, does the phone ...
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Whatsapp media backup problems

My phone was stolen so I started using my old iPhone and wanted to backup my WhatsApp media, but somehow I was able to backup all my messages but all my photos disappeared, how to solve this?
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Method to Log or View iOS App Network Calls [No Jail-Breaking]

Outside of a proxy, is there a way to log, or view network calls apps, services, and processes are making/have made on iPhone and iPad devices? For forensic analysis/malware hunting. I’m aware there ...
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Record video on an iPhone while streaming to Mac

I would like to live stream using an iPhone as the video source, as well as using an external mic, so for that I'll need to merge everything in OBS (for example) before streaming. The problem here is ...
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iPhone: prevent the access to some domains if I am not connected to VPN

My iPhone is connected to the WiFi of the company I am working in. My VPN is almost always activated so I hope that the domain names I visit are hidden to my employer. Sometimes, the VPN is not ...
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Podcast app keeps trying to play old, played podcasts

I normally listen to podcasts on my Apple Watch while taking walks. Sometimes when I am caught up, it starts playing old podcast episodes from the past. I fast forward through them and then an even ...
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iPhone Messages app uses earpiece microphone - poor quality audio

My iPhone's (iPhone XS) native Messages app (iMessage) uses the earpiece microphone for voice-messages with a very poor quality - loud background noise and very low audio volume. The video creation ...
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iPhone 8 keeps restarting - during / after upgrade

I have an iPhone 8 that keeps restarting all the time. What I suspect happened, the phone run out of space while an upgrade was performed and it is stuck in some kind upgrade/post upgrade step. Is ...
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How does iPhone encryption work?

I am trying to figure out how iPhone encryption works on iPhone 7. From my understanding there are 2 scenarios: Encryption is active by default (even without a lock screen password) and the encryption ...
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What's the cheapest iPhone I can buy on which I can install WhatsApp?

I need a temporary iPhone on which I can install WhatsApp in order to keep my conversations, since I will be handing in my current work phone, which is an iPhone, on which I have a lot of WhatsApp ...
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What does it mean when there’s a green join in place of where the camera is on the right hand corner for FaceTime

Does it mean there’s a conversation going on already
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Disable all alarms on iPhone

I thought that switching the mute switch will disable all non-music sounds, but apparently that's not the case. Adjusting the music volume of course also didn't help. Is there a way to globally mute ...
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Waking up iPhone causes the alarm's volume to reduce after a few seconds

I'm using iPhone 12 with iOS 15.2, and I have set alarms with custom ringtones from the music library which is synced from my laptop (macOS 12). When the alarm is triggered and the ringtone starts ...
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Hearing impaired and iPhone

A friend of me got a new iPhone 13, but is now disappointed from the sound of the iPhone. The ringtone isn't loud enough as well as the vibration is too subtle. Are there any settings/tricks which ...
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Disabled cellular traffic for app on iPhone, and then cleared the internet log statistics. How do I re-enable internet for apps?

I disabled cellular data for a number of apps on my iPhone, and then later on (when dealing with trying to determine what was using data), hit the "Reset Statistics" button. This causes the ...
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Sharing full resolution photos

My friend has and iPhone 12 max and I don't. Using her phone, she selected the photos and videos and shared them to me by creating a link. Using the link, I could download the photos in a zip. All ...
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Forward a sms to WhatsApp

Is there a way to forward an SMS from iPhone to WhatsApp? For example, I have booked a movie ticket and received the booking id and details as SMS. I would like to forward that to my contacts on ...
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Safari accesses Contacts

I’m reading the App Privacy Report of my iPhone. It says that Safari accesses Contacts. I‘ve never explicitly allowed it and I don’t know why Safari does it. I have disabled the use of contact ...
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Unknown MAC address under Personal Hotspot usage

Context: Personal hotspot connection from iPhone 12 used on my MacBook Air. Problem: Under Settings - Mobile Data - Personal Hotspot (iPhone), I see 2 data usage components: 1.5 GB - MacBook, and, 20....
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How do I totally disable the auto-disable “feature”?

I am a runner, I use Strava. Whatever bag I use to carry my iPhone XR, it may lock and disable itself. I was running in a foreign country today and my family got worried because they were not getting ...
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Frequently Visited Sites has disappeared from Safari. How to restore?

At some point after the upgrade to iOS 15.x, the Frequently Visited Sites section in Safari disappeared. When I tap on the address bar, I only get Shared with You, Privacy Report and Reading List. I ...
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Is it possible to make an App Shortcut to open a specific Google Doc? [duplicate]

There is a Google Doc that I edit frequently on my phone and I’d like to make an “App” for it on my Home Screen. I haven’t been able to use Safari to make a Home Screen shortcut because I’m linked ...
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Switching sim card (iPhone X)

My son lost his phone, unfortunately, so I am going to order his new one next week. My question is: if I allow him to put a new sim card in my phone what will happen if someone tries to call me on my ...
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How do I backup everything on "Photos" icon on my iPhone locally

"Photos" icon/app on my iPhone has different types of media photos and videos let alone different formats like burst and live. Importing them to a PC in order to save them locally converts ...
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Sony WF-1000XM3 - turn off the voice assistant

Using a Sony bluetooth WF-1000XM3 headset on iOS15. I hate the voice assistant on this headset. It has called several people without my knowledge, random people in my contacts. Pressing the right ear ...
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Iphone Music Metadata/Encoding data showing & hide

I play .mp3s via my iPhone Music application. However on this album, there is additional metadata / encoding data (unsure what the correct terminology is here) that is displayed below the Play and ...
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Scan a QR code with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Per the directions: How to scan a QR code with the Camera app Open the Camera app from the Home Screen, Control Centre or Lock Screen. Select the rear-facing camera. Hold your device so that the QR ...
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Where to apply VCC on an iPhone Female Connector?

I am designing a PCB in which I am using an iPhone female connector. In the datasheet, there are two power input pins pin 5 and pin 6 but in the male connector of the iPhone, there is only one VCC pin ...
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How do I free up space on my iPhone when I am no longer storing photos on my iPhone

I have tried to free up space on my iPhone by no longer storing photos on the phone; and yet when there are no photos on the iPhone, iOS still allocated 17.43 GB to it. How do I free up this space so ...
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How do I access old unlocked notes that I forgot the password to without any ID? [closed]

Is there a way to access old notes that you forgot the password to? Without touch ID or face ID? I've tried every combo I could think of.
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Automatically start screen recording on iPhone 13

The native iPhone 13 screen record function always counts down 3,2,1 before it starts, and requires manual activation. Is there a way to auto start the screen record whenever the phone is unlocked and ...
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Forgot Apple Password

My iPhone is "Locked to owner". I bought this phone brand new from store. It's been over a week, still no call nor wait time. No email with information sent. Apple Support nor Apple store ...
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Why does my iPhone create so many 1**APPLE folders to store .JPG and .MOV?

I plugged in my iPhone into my Windows laptop, with a USB cable. Please see below. 1. Why does my iPhone create so many new separate folders? Why do these folders contain merely .JPG and .MOV? ...
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Why can I see .MOV in my iPhone solely on my Windows 10, but not on my iPhone?

On my iPhone, I see many .JPG — but I see no .mov. After I plug in my iPhone into my Windows 10 desktop, THEN I see all these .mov! Why? Many — but not all — these .mov have the same file name as the ....
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Why does File Explorer bring up permission errors, when I try to delete files from my iPhone on my Windows desktop?

I have the same glitch as this question. I must delete .jpg and .mov on my iPhone. After I plug in my iPhone to my Windows desktop with USB, I can click on them, then press Delete, on Windows Explorer....
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iphone "could not be synced because the iPhone could not be found on the network."

I charge my iPhone by connecting it by a cable to my Mac Mini; at which time it can sync and backup. The iPhone shows up in the Finder's sidebar (it does this even when connected wirelessly), and from ...
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