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 disable all notification sounds and banner alerts but allow notifications on lockscreen?

In iOS 15 how can I stop all notification noises and stop banner alerts and other types of notification pop-up from ever appearing while I am using the phone, but allow notifications to pile up on the ...
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Grayscale scheduling Mac, iPhone, iPad

Is there a way to enable grayscale scheduling for either of these devices? I want to schedule grayscale mode on from 11PM->7PM the next day, and off from 7PM->11PM.
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Restore iPhone without updating the iOS

So I have a older iPhone X running iOS 13.6.1. I changed the password and forget it today, I already have my data backed up. I was wondering if there was anyway I could erase the iPhone without ...
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iPhone photos taken on camera fail to show up in Photos for ten seconds

I take photos or screenshots frequently and then want to immediately send them to friends or share on social media. Recently I have noticed it takes up to ten seconds for photos or screenshots to ...
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Application on data connected Iphone, requests LAN access

I'm on the latest iPhone (13 Pro Max) (iOS 15.2.1) and connected to my carrier's LTE network. I opened an application, which then requested access to my local network. I'm wondering how this is ...
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how to add ordinary music files on Apple music in iphone?

I have a 14 in macbook pro running Monterey and an iphone 13. I also have a 500 MB 10-hour white noise m4a music file. I'm able to airdrop to iphone 13 and play the music in Files app on iphone, but ...
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Beats Studio Buds don't connect after iOS 15.3 update

Last night I updated my iPhone 8 to iOS 15.3. This morning I noticed that I had some trouble connecting my Beats Studio Buds to my phone. Expected Behavior Normally, when I open my Beats case and pull ...
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Change word to Title case not working iOS 15

I used to be able to select a word, press the shift key and change to the word to Title case by selecting the word in the grey predictive text banner just above keyboard. But this feature does not ...
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Photos IOS App keeps forgetting some people

I'm using IOS 15 with the latest updates and for a while now every time I set some photo groups as a certain person, either through the "review" link up top or just typing their name in the &...
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Setting a reminder without a time

I usually have Siri set my reminders for me and sometimes Siri misses the time. I have to go in and edit in the time, but I was wondering if I don't do that (i.e., reminder has a date but no time), do ...
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Show notifications on lockscreen

My iPhone has always been in do not disturb mode. Before the most recent iOS update, to 15(.2.1), it used to be the case that notifications would show on my lockscreen. Now they never do. How can I ...
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Share purchases without sharing payment method with Family

I just found out that all of the purchases made in my family account (Me, my girlfriend, my dad, and her dad) all get charged to my payment method after a week or two of random charges on my PayPal ...
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Phone calls not working on Macbook Air M1

For unknown reason I don't receive incoming calls on my Macbook Air M1 when someone tries to call my iPhone. I've connected apple ID and registered trusted devices. Both devices are logged into the ...
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Messages: is this Apple Support or a scam

I had an issue with my phone. I was going to call Apple Support, but it was pretty late and they were not picking up calls, so I decided to text. After sending messages to the number (800)-692-7753, I ...
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iPhone iMessage using microphone at random times

So I was on iMessage when I noticed the orange dot all of a sudden go off, even though I was just typing. This was really strange, so I checked the App Privacy, and it appears every day in the past 7 ...
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Trying to add an Apple Pay card gives black screen

When I try to add a card to Apple Pay for Apple Watch, using iPhone SE, I get: ...and nothing happens. BlueTooth is ON. Wifi is ON, and works. I have added a Card before, to my phone, but not to ...
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GPS not working (GPS antenna already replaced)

I have an iPhone 7. My GPS shows the correct position when I'm not moving. If I use it while driving in my car, it stays at the last determined position or shows me a position inaccurate by some ...
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What does the microphone in the earpiece of an iPhone do?

I found out that my iPhone 11 has 3 microphones. As far as I know it's the bottom mic that is used for almost all input. And the rear next to the camera for camera shots only. But one thing remains,...
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Can I run my laptop directly from an external battery at full throttle while charging my iPhone from the laptop at the same time?

I would like the freedom to power my laptop from an external battery to avoid very frequent cycling between 100% and 90% (say 2 or 3 times a day) due to my unique work/travel habits. I've never bought ...
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Videos deleted via Windows Explorer still appear in gallery

I have an iPhone with iOS 15.1.1 and if I delete videos through Windows Explorer (Windows 10), the videos are still in the gallery of the phone. It seems that this concerns only files, which where cut....
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Looking for a calendar or date display app for iPhone

I am looking for a calendar app for the iPhone that simply displays the date and what day of the week it is in large letters. And that's it. If there are extra bits of info such as sunrise and sundown ...
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In which countries are iPhone health records available?

I just found what I was looking for. Health records are available on an iPhone. But it seems I cannot directly input the data, it must be done by a medical institution. In which countries are iPhone ...
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Broken display on Iphone - cant 'Trust Computer'

I recently dropped my iPhone from a height of 1 foot to the floor and now my screen is broken and unresponsive to input in some areas. In an attempt to salvage any data on the phone I wanted to ...
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App alerts on the iPhone don't alert in headphones

Summary I'm using an iPhone 12 mini, iOS 15.2.1. When wearing (cable based) headphones, alerts from (at least) one specific app don't make it into the headphones - but running music stops. The alert ...
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how can I see battery level of headphones connected via bluetooth to iPhone iOS 12.5.5

how can I see the battery level of headphones connected via Bluetooth to iPhone iOS 12.5.5 or an iPad also on ios 12.
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Podcast downloads delete on their own

I regularly listen to one show on the Apple Podcast app. I have a few episodes downloaded from several different shows but I really only listen to the downloads for one show. While listening to my ...
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Erase content on sold phone

I sold my phone to a friend. He need to erase content so he can use phone. I don't know if I gave him the correct password. If I change my apple password on my new phone will he be able to use it on ...
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Photos take a long time to be processed (and appear in messaging Apps for sending) after iOS update

I noticed after a recent iOS upgrade to my iPhone (I am on 15.1.1 now), I can no longer immediately find and send a photo that I just taken. It takes 30s - 1 minute for it to appear and be selectable ...
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How to find which iOS app corresponds to this hexadecimal string?

I haven't able to backup my iPhone to my PC for a while. iTunes always gives me the "An error occurred" message and says that it could not complete the backup. Today I had the idea of trying ...
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Hide app on iPhone so it only shows in search, not as a suggestion in App Library

I'm trying to make a phone idiot-proof (or at least idiot-resistant) for a toddler. I'm not worried about content at this stage, but about breaking things. I know I can remove apps I don't want at all,...
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iphone: confused about Mail and image loading

I'm slowly realizing that I cannot explain what happened today, maybe you can help: I know for sure that I had remote image loading disabled, for my iPhone 11, running iOS 15.1. but today I ...
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iPhone 13 phantom storage space used in backup

I recently temporarily upgraded my iCloud storage from 50GB to 200GB to do a full iPhone backup to iCloud prior to purchasing my new phone. I have a large volume of photos (approx 148GB) which I have ...
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FaceTime video calls with audio work fine, but WhatsApp video calls do not have audio

I have seen a very strange problem on an iPhone SE: audio not working during video calls via WhatsApp, but Facetime works fine on the same device. Also, audio calls via WhatsApp do not support speaker ...
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iPhone SE 2 changing between portrait and regular mode, what exactly is happening and how can I reduce my visual confusion/distraction?

I just upgraded from an iPhone 6 to an SE-2 and when I unlock my phone with the camera app running and bring it up to take a photo it usually switches between portrait and regular mode mid-swing. I ...
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how to customize iphone keypad

I want to add the dot and comma character on my main keypad. I do not want to switch to numpad everytime I need to use these characters. Is there any way to customize it? I'm on iphone 13 pro with iOS ...
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Iphone 7 Plus doesn't start up and stuck in loop while charging

I have an iPhone 7 plus which has this weird problem. It doesn't start up with the side button. Doesn't matter for how much long I hold the side button it doesn't turn on. I thought may be the battery ...
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iPhone SE only syncs Notes with Exchange if I create a new Note

I use AkrutoSync, which presents an Exchange Server interface to my iPhoneSE. If I create a new Note on my iPhone, it syncs with AkrutoSync. If I edit or delete a note, however, it won't sync even ...
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Cannot pair iPhone with macbook using bluetooth

I want to type on my iOS device (iPhone 12, iOS 15) with my macbook (2017, High Sierra) keyboard. I'm using Typeeto, which allows me to use my macbook as a bluetooth keyboard. However, the first step, ...
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Does my iPhone use up my MacBook Pro battery when it is plugged in?

I have had a Macbook Pro 2019 for two years and I almost always use it plugged to the AC. Let's say I let it fully run out of battery power roughly once a week, just as I used to do with my former ...
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Shortcuts for Homekit accessories in Control center not working

I am having issues with the shortcuts for Homekit accessories in Control center, the accessories show as "Not responding". It does however show status changes from the 'unresponsive' ...
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How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture?

I use iPhone 12 mini with iOS 15. I don't see where to adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture: How can one adjust the brightness when taking a panorama picture with an iPhone?
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Is the yellow dot on iPhone camera icon itself active or just design?

Apple lets iPhone users know that the camera and/or microphone are in use by displaying an orange or green dot in the status bar, upper right. But there is also a yellow dot on the icon itself. Is the ...
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Turn off iOS Camera Night Mode by default?

iOS Camera added the impressive Night Mode in iOS 13 on the iPhone 11: Take low-light photos with Night mode Night mode automatically turns on when the camera detects a low-light environment. https://...
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Is there a way to prevent a bad actor from using your AirTag to track you?

Scenario: You have an AirTag in your purse or wallet. You go to a crowded location, like a bar. A bad actor, with an iPhone, gets an alert about an unknown AirTag in the vicinity and decides to add ...
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Get Image vs Make Image Shortcut Functions for PDF Page Extraction

I was trying to extract pages from a PDF as an image (Instead of taking screenshots because I was a bit lazy and it was a long pdf ~50 pages) { //Because that's what Power Users do? ^_^ } when I ...
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How to export home video from Apple TV app on Iphone?

Yesterday I upload my video to Iphone's Apple TV app using USB cable. Can I get it back (export) to Photos library and how to do that? Now I see my videos in Apple TV Iphone app, Library section, and ...
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Shortcut to convert image to JPG and AirDrop shrinks image

I've made a shortcut to AirDrop images in JPG from my iPhone to my MacBook. I want to keep using HEIC normally, but somewhat regularly want to get the JPG version quickly from my phone to my laptop. ...
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Disable all notifications but do not reject calls?

I have an iPhone 11 Pro with iOS 15.2. I would like to disable all notifications but without making the phone reject calls. The caller should just hear my phone ringing and not busy or rejected call ...
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Limit iPhone charging current

I use the included lightning to usb-c cable to charge my iPhone 12 by connecting it to my macbook pro (2017). I've heard that reducing the charging current is potentially beneficial to the battery. If ...
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The phone of a new contact showed my name without having me as contact yet

I am using an iPhone 12 Mini, with the latest software updates. Met someone today and we exchanged the contacts, but something funny happened: I gave him my phone to enter his name, phone and email I ...
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