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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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Use a Mac Mini as an Apple TV For Audio?

On the weekend I went to a friend's house, he owns an Apple TV. He started streaming music from the Music Apple application on the phone to the Apple TV, and on the TV it appears the song lyrics ...
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Photo memories created in a different language

I'm using Apple Cloud photo library. From time to time new photo memory is created and shared with me on my iPhone photo widget (see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207023 to see exact feature I'm ...
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Contacts cannot sync

Contacts on my iPhone, MacBook, and iCloud failed to sync; now I have three different Contacts versions on them! I have tried all methods listed in https://support.apple.com/en-us/102543 as well as ...
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How can I delete photos off my iPhone using my Mac?

I would like to open up my iPhone like a USB drive, navigate the folders, and delete things. I do not want to sync anything up. I don't use iCloud. Ideally I would be working in file space, not in ...
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What's the voice command to stop voice-over midstream?

I'm using iOS 17.3 with my iPhone 12. If you enable “Accessibility -> Voice Content,” you can use a two-finger down swipe to get Siri to read what is onscreen (like your Gmail). Sometimes it ...
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Can't use a file stored in my Mac as a ringtone

UPDATE : Changed the title of the question, since I realized that the current title is a bit misleading. I have: iPhone 14 Pro Max running iOS 17.3 Garage Band on the iPhone has version 2.3.15 I ...
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Will I lose my iCloud photos after losing and locking my iPhone 6s

I've lost my iPhone 6s. I locked it via iCloud but haven't erased the data yet. In the meantime, I want to make sure my photos are safe. If I ultimately have to erase the phone, do I need to do ...
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How to disable app from playing audio?

There is an app on my iPhone, 高德地图, that plays audio at the most annoying times when it is open. I don't want it to ever play audio. How can I disable its ability to play sound?
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Why do I get iMessage notifications but not SMS notifications on iPhone?

I have an iPhone 11 running iOS 17.1.1. Whenever I get an SMS (say from 2FA login to a website or a friend using Android) my phone shows no notification... no buzz, no beep, the screen does not light ...
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Delete all app's preferences on iPhone

I installed an app, watched its intro slider and tapped signup with a certain social media, which shared my email. Before continuing to accept the terms, I decided to backtrack of sharing my email, so ...
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How to make iPhone timer ring only one time?

I would like the timer to ring once when it hits 0, but then turn itself off instead of requiring me to press a button on the phone's screen (so that I don't have to clean my hands or lose time while ...
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Using Stolen Device Protection to protect photos

Is there a way to make photos viewable only using biometric access (face or touch ID)? The Hidden photo album and locked Notes are both accessible using a passcode, even with Stolen Device Protection ...
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iOS Calendar Extensions

Is there such as thing as a calendar extension on iOS? I’m writing a simple app which does only one thing, which is to add a special event to the selected calendar. It works, but it seems to be too ...
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Best action against fake virus scammers

This morning I received a notification that after visiting some adult websites, 27 viruses have infected my phone (iPhone XR with iOS 17.3), that they would destroy my SIM card and delete my contacts. ...
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How can I determine if, and which of, my iCloud photos are shared?

When I try to turn off Shared Albums, my iPhone 12 Pro warns Turning off Shared Albums will delete all shared photos from your iPhone. Hence, I need backup all shared photos first. Isn't léonie's ...
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FritzBox: "fritz.box" resolving to strange .box url in Safari?

Trying to connect to our FritzBox through Safari (running Ventura 13.5), but (both) fritz.box (and http://fritz.box) is resolving to a strange site, see attached. iPhone is opening https://fritz.box ...
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Do Hong Kong iPhones have the extra option "Apps using WLAN & Cellular"?

Chinese iPhones have an extra option called "Apps using WLAN & Cellular" in Settings > WLAN Do the Hong Kong iPhones models have this options? Is there is any iPhone models other than ...
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How to loosen a stuck screw on iPhone 8?

I wanted to replace the screen on an iPhone 8 and failed at the first step: One of the screws next to lightning port is stuck. The one the right comes off fine, while the one on the left doesn't ...
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Developing a new app: Is there a way to share the app with my remote Client so he can beta test the app on his iphone?

I'm developing a simple iPhone app (using Xcode & SwiftUI) for a Client who is in another state (here in the US). I have a valid up-to-date developer account. I'd like to release the app to his ...
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How to stop music from pausing when recording video

When I use the iPhone camera to record a video, any music that is playing gets paused. How can I let it keep playing?
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iPhone synced with another user account: which user?

I was using "noether", a MacBook Pro and "panthere", an iPhone regularly synchronized with iTunes and only with an USB cable. "noether" was running High Sierra ( macOS 10....
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iPhone XR iOS 17.3 unable to summon “Stolen Device Protection” menu

An iPhone XR is outfitted with iOS 17.3. “Settings > Face ID” returns: I did could not find the security feature and did not turn it on. When I tap my AppleID at the very to of Settings, it does ...
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iPhone 6 charging port for iPhone 6s

I didn't pay close attention and ended up buying a charging port for iPhone 6, but I have an iPhone 6s. On the product image they look kind of similar. Should I just try to install it? Or is this not ...
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Is there a way to "clear" Apple podcasts locally on iOS?

I regularly connect my iPhone 11 pro to my car via bluetooth to mostly play audio via Apple podcasts. The screen in my car has a "libraries" pane, and on there is a section for podcasts, and ...
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Spontaneous iPhone Factory Reset

While streaming Spotify to a BT device, my iPhone 14Pro with iOS17.2 suddenly rebooted to the configuration screen. If I don't select a language then it displays "iPhone Locked To Owner" ...
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When did Apple switch FDE to FBE?

It appears that Apple started offering a storage encryption option on their iPhones since the iPhone 3GS. However, I am curious as to when the switch happened from encrypting using Full Disk ...
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Starting up iPhone XR with jammed power button

My iPhone XR has a jammed power button (due to a pretty rough fall a few days ago while I was biking). The power button is physically stuck in the phone, so, for example, I can't manually lock my ...
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Apple iPhones security against hackers

Every time I get a new iPhone from Verizon, the customer service people usually say that Apple products don’t really need any protection for viruses, or spyware, or anything else to protect an Apple ...
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Is it safe to re-download an iOS app within seconds of deleting it, or could this cause problems with data corruption or stability?

One of the recommended methods for fixing a malfunctioning app in iOS is to delete and re-download it. Does iOS have protections in place to prevent misconfiguration or app corruption when a user re-...
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Too Many Codes Sent Enter the last code you received or try again later

So basically I have two iCloud accounts, one on my devices and the other where I store some of my data, I tried to log in my other iCloud on safari as usual but it said that I received too many codes ...
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Downgrading iOS on iPhone SE 1st Gen [duplicate]

I have many clients in developing countries, where they are using old iPhone SE (1st generation) devices, without sufficient internet access to install updates. As a developer providing aid to these ...
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Increase Iphone "Silent mode" notification duration

On this device (Iphone SE 2020), you toggle the silent mode with a physical switch on the side. As far as I can tell, the only way to tell if the silent mode is on is to switch it back and forth : ...
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Does Wi-Fi calling bypass your VPN?

I have an iPhone 12 on iOS 17.2.1 1). Wi-Fi calling is enabled. 2). Proton VPN is installed, and enabled. Is the Wi-Fi calling bypassing the VPN tunnel? I know that on an Android phone, Wi-Fi calling ...
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Does iPhone use USB tethering to share internet when connected to Macbook?

I am currently confused if the iPhone does support sharing internet via USB cable or not. I was able to share my mobile data from iPhone to Macbook via USB cable, still need to enable Personal Hotspot ...
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What is the three-note ascending "toy piano" (e.g. C-G-C arpeggio) sound that interrupts the music I'm listening to in my AirPods?

I am really at my wits end. It's hard for me to enjoy music knowing that any moment a loud, three note ascending "toy piano" sound will suddenly burst into the center of my cranium without ...
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Half of my iCloud storage is full of nothing! (backups)

I'm still on the 5gb iCloud free storage (I refuse to pay the 50gb Apple's monthly fee!), which I use mainly for important things cloud storage and iPhone backup, and I set it up to fit. Last week my ...
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iOS feature, script or app to quickly determine who's calling based on AI search of the internet?

Most the time when I get a call from a random number, I ignore it, google it, and call them back if I recognise it’s from someone relevant. This process is annoyingly cumbersome for something I might ...
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Precision/Margin of Error (in meters) of iPhone/iPad Locations, Precise Location Off vs. On?

I am a mobile app developer developing a pair of iOS apps that use device location for search, and I’m trying to put constraints on the dimensions necessary for a cells in a quadtree-based location ...
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iPhone can't sync with Mac saying there isn't enough space but there is [duplicate]

This problem started today when I went to sync the music from my computer(MacBook Pro 16" M1 Pro Sonoma) with my iPhone(12PM 512GB), and I got this message: "The iPhone “MyiPhoneName” cannot ...
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How to permanently disable the live photo setting on an iPhone 13 Pro?

How to permanently disable the live photo setting? The "live photo" option is turned on in the preserve settings menu, but live photo turns itself on every time I turn it off in the camera ...
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Any way to review my account information on computer instead of iPhone?

I setup a lot of iPhones at work for our clients. For every phone I setup, I create the Apple ID and install a bunch of apps we use on site. Every time I go to install the first app I have to punch in ...
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How much space is needed on iPhone to sync with iCloud?

I specifically added space to iCloud to free up space on my iPhone. But there is such a synchronization error in the photo app. Syncing with iCloud Paused. Not Enough iPhone Storage Storage ...
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How can I prevent iOS keyboard's predictive typing from suggesting a given word?

I have an iPhone 12 Mini running on iOS 15. When I click on some text field, e.g. Gmail IOS app's compose box, the iOS keyboard gives me 3 word suggestions, even before I start typing. How can I ...
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How to use different sender address in iMessage when messaging different contacts?

My Apple account has my phone number and my email address. In iMessage settings, it allows me to select the default sender address (phone number or email). I want to know if it is possible to use ...
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How can I get my iCloud ID password reset? [duplicate]

So last week I bought a new iphone15, and the sales clerk at the phone store encouraged me to make a quick “throw away” iCloud ID for in store setup, since as he said, “I could just change it later.” ...
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charging issue iPhone 12 pro refurbished

I recently purchased a refurbished iPhone 12 Pro, but I've noticed an issue with the battery charging. When using an official iPhone charger, there's no problem, and the phone charges as it should. ...
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iPhone quick mute/unmute while in a call for the visually impaired

I have a visually impaired friend with an iPhone SE 3rd edition. He is unable to find the mute/unmute button while on a cellular or FaceTime audio phone call. Is there a shortcut or an easy way to ...
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Not Receiving E-mail Notifications on iPhone

I've been having an issue for a while now in that I have not been getting e-mail notifications on my iPhone [and my Apple Watch by extension] - this includes both the Outlook and Gmail apps, and I do ...
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MacBook Pro not receiving iMessages but can receive text messages

I swapped out my MacBook Air for a MacBook Pro (I installed it using Migration Assistant) a few days ago. After setting it up, I noticed I can't receive iMessages on my Macbook but can receive regular ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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