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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

If you have your iPad's serial number it should be visible on the back of the device. source: Apple As mentioned in the comments below, you can get the serial number by either: Logging into the ...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

Yes, you can delete any simulator that you don't use. I do this routinely when I stop supporting older iOS versions. If you delete them and then you find that you need them at some point in the ...
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iOS Untrusted Developer error when testing app

Enterprise and other certificates have to be manually trusted on iOS 9 when they didn't have to on iOS 8 and earlier. On iOS 9 (and maybe others): Open the Settings app Open General Open Profiles (...
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

This isn’t exactly what you want, but just to add this option too... If you use the "Apple Configurator 2" app, you can still download and update apps from multiple Apple IDs - as you also could with ...
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My iPhone keeps switching on and off charge whilst charging, how do I fix it?

Running this in terminal worked for me: (it will ask for your user's password) sudo killall -STOP -c usbd This pauses the troublesome process instead of killing it altogether like other answers ...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

Xcode now shares the simulators with all users. So, you need to remove the simulators from the following folder: /Library/Developer/CoreSimulator/Profiles/Runtimes For example: cd /Library/...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

You can easily remove all unavailable simulators with this command in the terminal: xcrun simctl delete unavailable
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Can I force a cache refresh in Safari running on iOS?

Force quit did not work reliably for me in iOS 8. What did is using private mode for testing: Open the page in private mode (and bookmark it so you can open it later). When you need to refresh, close ...
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Can I force a cache refresh in Safari running on iOS?

Tried some of the ideas above before I found this page.. Double-clcking doesn't work anymore in Safari.. Long-press switches to editing the URL now.. closing and reopening windows didn't help either......
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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

Tell them that you are uncomfortable providing your passcode to another person, but you would be happy to unlock it in front of their staff at the airport when you retrieve it. This does require you ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

iOS 13 and later As of iOS 13 and above the process for using this feature has changed. The steps are largely the same as for iOS 12 and earlier (see below), but instead of pressing hard on any of the ...
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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

Describe the lock screen background picture, especially if you have a custom photo or image.
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Is this an email from Apple or fraud?

Even without posting the headers or any hyperlinks in the message, it's easy to identify a message like that as a bogus message. Note the poor use of English ("see this alerts") and the creation of ...
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Why am I seeing "Your network settings prevent content from loading privately" in the mail apps after updating Pi-hole?

Recent versions of Pi-hole automatically sink hole requests to two key Apple domains ( and to prevent the Apple Private Relay feature from bypassing Pi-hole. Due to ...
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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

If it still has some battery charge, or they plug it in somewhere, near some WiFi, you could set it to lost mode and include your email/phone number etc on the screen message. They should be able to ...
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Is there a native QR Code reader on iPhone?

You don’t actually specify whether your iPhone was brand new, or just new to you, but if you’re running iOS 11 you can just open the Camera app and point it at a QR code. It will automatically ...
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What do the lap colors in the iOS stopwatch mean?

The green lap is the fastest lap, i.e. the shortest duration of any lap. The red lap is the slowest lap, i.e. the longest duration of any lap. If you use VoiceOver or Speak Screen to verbalise the ...
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My iPhone is showing an orange dot in the status bar every time I make a phone call

Your iPhone has been updated to run iOS 14. iOS 14 has introduced a new privacy feature which causes an orange dot 🟠 indicator to appear in the iPhone status bar when the device microphone is used by ...
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Enable touch indicator for iOS app demo video recording

defaults write ShowSingleTouches 1 How did I find this setting? Hidden options can be found by running the command below and then, well, figuring out what they do. They are ...
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How can I start recording on two iPhones at the same time?

This is a solved problem for professionals by starting all recordings and using a clapper board. I'm not seeing any way to sync this with shortcuts or other mechanism, so you may need to control for ...
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How to lock the iPad's screen with a keyboard shortcut?

I was able to figure out Control + Command + Q seems to work on the new iPad Pro keyboard to lock it.
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Automatically answer phone call on iPhone

Is it possible to set up my iPhone to automatically answer phone call for me? Yes, there is a built-in accessibility setting that you can use for exactly this task. On your iPhone, in Settings app, ...
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Messages app on my Macbook Pro stopped sending to Android

Text messages from your Mac are actually sent through your iPhone. On your iPhone go to the Settings app → Messages → Text Message Forwarding. You may need to re-do the setup by removing and re-adding ...
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Received an email saying someone has hacked my email account

Fake. Delete It and Move On I got a similar email last week and it is fake. All the details you mentioned are identical to the email I received. In my case, I use 2-factor authentication for my Gmail ...
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How do I force iOS Reminders to sync?

Opening up the calendar and allowing it (or forcing) to sync will do the trick, though oftentimes imperfectly. To force calendar to sync, open it up and the tap "Calendars" at the bottom, then swipe ...
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Is it safe to let apps use Touch ID on an iOS device?

The application does not have access to the fingerprint data stored on the device. The API provided by Apple tells the app if the auth process was successful by a simple yes/no value. No hash is ...
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Do iOS apps run in the background?

Apple has very strict guidelines for how—and when—apps can run in the background. The following are the only scenarios in which a third-party iOS app can use CPU in the background. Background Fetch ...
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