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The iPhone is a smartphone from Apple that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Between its apps, communication features, the camera, mobile internet access, and other functionalities, the iPhone has quickly become an integral part of many peoples tech lives.

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Why You May See a “This Cable is Not Certified and May Not Work Reliably” Error on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2015 - 18 Comments
Cable not certified may not work reliably error message

Rarely, when you plug an iPhone or iPad into a particular Lightning charger cable you’ll see a pop-up or lock screen message on the device that says something to the effect of “This cable is not certified and may not work reliably”. This usually prevents the lightning cable from charging the device as well. Though … Read More

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone to Indicate Remaining Battery Life

Feb 12, 2015 - 2 Comments
Show battery percentage remaining in iOS

A simple trick that can help manage iPhone battery life is to set the battery percentage remaining to be visible. This battery percentage indicator is off by default in iOS, and while that adds an element of simplicity to the status bar, the lonely battery icon isn’t particularly informative – to me, anyway. We’re going … Read More

iOS 8.3 Beta 1 Released to Developers

Feb 9, 2015 - 2 Comments
iOS 8.3 Beta 1

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS Developer program, arriving as build 12F5027d. This is somewhat unusual given that iOS 8.2 is also currently still in beta release as version 8.2b5, but it may suggest a different focus for each point version of the operating system.

iOS 9 Said to Emphasize Performance, Stability, & Bug Fixes

Feb 9, 2015 - 25 Comments
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iOS 9 will primarily aim for system performance and stability improvements, according to a new report from the well-sourced 9to5mac. Furthermore, iOS 9 will have a ‘”huge” focus’ on fixing bugs and bringing under the hood improvements to the mobile experience, while the new iOS version will have less of an emphasis on bringing new … Read More

How to Check What Cellular Carrier Network an iPhone Uses (or Used)

Feb 8, 2015 - 1 Comment
Check cellular carrier on the iPhone even without a SIM card or cell service

Knowing what network an iPhone uses can be important for trying to repurpose an old device, buying a used iPhone, or simply to determine if a particular iPhone will work on a network of choice. While the iPhones top status bar will show the carrier name of an active cellular network, if the device isn’t … Read More

View iPhone Cellular Signal & Battery Life from Mac OS X

Feb 6, 2015 - 8 Comments
OS X Instant Hotspot lets you view an iPhone signal and battery life

The Instant iPhone Wi-Fi Hotspot feature in OS X is incredibly useful if your Mac is on the go or you need an alternate internet connection, but even if you’re not aiming to use the cellular internet sharing capability of iPhone there are some other handy uses for the feature, like checking two of your … Read More

How to Detach a Phone Number from iMessage if You’re Switching Away from iPhone

Feb 2, 2015 - 3 Comments
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If you have ever switched from an iPhone to an Android or Windows phone, either temporarily, out of necessity, or for testing purposes, you may have noticed that a new phone will sometimes not receive inbound messages that have been sent from other iPhone users. Well, you probably didn’t notice it because you didn’t get … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Released for Developers

Feb 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
iOS 8.2 beta 5

Those registered with the iOS Developer program will find a new beta of iOS 8.2 available. The fifth beta version build arrives as 12D5480A and continues to focus on general bug fixes and improvements. The upcoming iOS release will also include support for iPhone and iPad communicating with the Apple Watch, the Watch is set … Read More

iOS 8.1.3 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 27, 2015 - 26 Comments
Download & Install iOS 8.1.3

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The minor point release primarily focuses on bug fixes, but is also said to increase general stability of iOS as well. All eligible devices running prior versions of iOS 8 are recommended to install iOS 8.1.3.

Found Someones iPhone? Help Return a Lost iPhone to the Owner with Siri

Jan 23, 2015 - 51 Comments
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Losing an iPhone is a terrible feeling, so if you ever happen to be in the position of finding a random iPhone somewhere, maybe in a coffee shop or on the street, you should always do the right thing and try to return it to the proper owner. Of course that’s sometimes easier said than … Read More

A Gesture Trick for Marking eMail as Unread Instantly in iPhone Mail App

Jan 22, 2015 - 9 Comments
Fast Mark Email as Unread gesture in iOS Mail app

Have you ever needed to mark an email as unread after opening it on your iOS device? Of course you have, whether to serve as a reminder to yourself later, or to undo an accidental mark as read. Typically on the iPhone and iPad iOS Mail apps, most people use the Flag menu method to … Read More

View the List of Songs Which Siri Identified in iOS

Jan 20, 2015 - 4 Comments
Find songs that Siri detected in iOS

Now that Siri can identify songs that are playing, similar to the Shazam app service, you’ll probably appreciate knowing that you can easily go back and see a list of songs that Siri has found and detected. This is great since it basically keeps a running tab of what music you asked your iPhone to … Read More

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