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Unlike iPadOS (variant of iOS, renamed to reflect features specific to iPad, such as the ability to view multiple running apps at once), iOS has no ability to view two or more running apps in a split screen mode. What you are encountering is an iOS (running on iPhone) feature called Reachability. Reachability is a feature available on iPhones with an iPhone ...


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The camera glass is an important part of the barrier that keeps water out of the iPhone. I would have it repaired soon if you can’t keep it scrupulously dry. The physics of water meeting a small crack mean if you set this phone down on a wet surface, a large amount of water could wick into the case via capillary action.


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This is called Reachability. It is activated by swiping down on the bottom edge of the screen. To get out of this view, you can swipe back up anywhere on the screen or click the up arrow at the top. This is useful when you’re using your phone with one hand and can’t easily access the top of the screen. It can be disabled in Accessibility settings, under “...


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Unfortunately you cannot. iOS 14 (specifically iOS 14.1) is the current latest version of iOS available and it supports running on iPhone 7. Apple has stopped signing iOS 13 and it’s not possible to install it over the air or via IPSW file.


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A new iPhone comes with around 50% charge on its battery. You can start using it out of the box and there's no need to charge it fully before starting to use it. While it may not currently be applicable on an iPhone 12, if there's a newer version of iOS available for your model of iPhone, you may need to plug it into power outlet if you wish to install and ...


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I would not expect FaceTime to work if you unlock a phone purchased in Middle East. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204042 FaceTime may be unavailable if your device originates from this country or region and becomes unlocked or is used in another country or region. The footnote is very broadly worded. My presumption is that phones sold in the entire ...


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I would like to know if the Bluetooth chip has changed between iPhone 11 series and iPhone 12 series The chip is likely to be slightly different than last year's model due to the natural progression of technology, but the vendors are likely to be the same. Since 5G is being rolled out, that increases the odds of the chip itself being different. Broadcom ...


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If possible, try deleting an app or two (optimally, one with some data stored on the iPhone) and see if this changes. If it goes up, this could be a "known" bug, in which case the only solution I'm aware of is, sadly, the nuclear option.... wipe the iPhone from Settings, and restore from backup (make sure to backup first!).


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In the past, I don’t think it mattered but in iOS 14 and watchOS 7 I am finding the iCloud backup to be the best option due to a bug or migration failure that I and several others here experienced. Workout sync from Watch to iPhone is unreliable since iOS 14 update https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211865 Apple says it’s fine to do an encrypted backup to a ...


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My question is simple, how and why do I have these problems? Could they be caused by a widget? It can be caused by anything including (a) widget(s). However, in this case, it's an issue with iOS 14. Apple Confirms iOS 14 Battery, Data Problems For iPhone Users iOS 14 Battery Life Bad & Draining Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix It I have personally ...


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Turns out I was in Airplane mode, and the NFC chip is not enabled in the background when in Airplane mode. The reason other NFC functions work (e.g. write, Apple Pay, etc) is because there is an explicit NFC foreground UI present, which turns on the chip even when in airplane mode. Unfortunately, this means you cannot have an NFC tag turn off airplane mode, ...


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Like Matthew Greenwell I found that the majority of my backup was actually taken up by my messages. Even though messages was disabled under "Apps Using iCloud" this was still happening and my backup size was ~4.8GB. The fix for me was to actually enable "Messages" under "Apps Using iCloud", then promptly disable it again. Next I ...


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From Apple documentation: You can filter iMessages from people who aren't saved in your Contacts. There is difference between iMessages and SMS/MMS. You can read about it in Apple documentation: About iMessage and SMS/MMS Based on that it is relatively safe to assume that if you have SMS (text in green bubbles) then filtering doesn't apply.


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After saving some space to download the update and installing it, the bug has been fixed. Only 9GB are used in this category.


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