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How to Remove an iPhone Favorite

Mar 25, 2017 - 8 Comments
How to remove someone from iPhone Favorites contact list

The iPhone Favorites list in the Phone app offers a fast way to dial “favorite” contacts. The Favorites contact list is undeniably convenient, and you may decide you want to change what numbers are shown here or who are in that favorites list. A friend recently asked how to remove an iPhone favorite from their … Read More

Redial the Last Called Phone Number on iPhone Quickly

Nov 24, 2016 - 9 Comments

Most iPhone users know that the Phone app keeps track of their outbound and inbound phone calls, and while you can use the Recents list in the Phone app to redial a recently called number, there’s another way to quickly fill in the last dialed number that is better suited for many circumstances. This trick … Read More

How to Block Unknown Callers & “No Caller ID” on iPhone

Nov 10, 2016 - 52 Comments
Block unknown callers on iPhone

Now that we can block callers on the iPhone by selecting a specific number or contact, wouldn’t it be nice to go further and stop all “Unknown” callers and “No Caller ID” calls from coming to the iPhone too? Typically the “Unknown”, “No Caller ID”, and “Blocked” callers are telemarketers, robocalls, and other annoying types, … Read More

Dismiss Incoming Phone Call to Apple Watch with a Quick Palm Trick

Aug 11, 2016 - 5 Comments
Hand over the Apple Watch face will dismiss an inbound phone call

Can’t answer a phone call and want to dismiss it quickly from the Apple Watch? Rather than ignoring the call but letting it continue to ring and jingle your wrist, you can use this neat palm trick to instantly silence and dismiss the inbound call, and you don’t even need to turn to the iPhone.

iPhone Contacts Disappeared? How to Fix Missing Phone Contacts in iOS

Jul 21, 2016 - 33 Comments
iPhone Contacts Missing Bug

A strange bug that continues to persist in iOS for iPhone mysteriously causes all phone contacts to suddenly disappear from the Phone app on the device. Most users will never experience the missing contacts bug, but it can be disconcerting if encountered. This missing contacts bug is not subtle and seems to happen at random, … Read More

How to Enable Wi-Fi Calling on iPhone

Apr 14, 2016 - 19 Comments
Wi-Fi Calling enabled on iPhone

Most major cellular carrier networks support a feature known as Wi-Fi Calling, and now you can enable wi-fi calling on the iPhone as well. For the unfamiliar, Wi-Fi calling essentially uses an available wireless network for phone calls to improve the connection quality, rather than relying entirely on the cellular network. The result is generally … Read More

Play DTMF Tones on the Mac, Wow

Mar 31, 2016 - 18 Comments

Did you know your Mac has built in DTMF tones? It sure does! It’s likely part of the ability to make phone calls from a Mac via the iPhone, but putting aside the obvious utility of the tones existence, it’s also kind of a fun retro throwback to the caveman days of using dial tones … Read More

How to Assign a Photo to iPhone Contact in iOS

Nov 7, 2015 - 6 Comments
iPhone Contacts icon

Adding pictures and photos to your iPhone contacts is a nice way to improve the iOS experience for phone calls and messaging, as it helps to quickly identify people in conversations and when reaching out. Assigning pictures to contacts is quick and easy, and the trick is the same whether on iPhone, iPad, or iPod … Read More

Make a Speakerphone Call with Siri from iPhone

Aug 1, 2015 - 12 Comments
a speaker phone call on iPhone made from Siri

You almost certainly know that Siri can make phone calls from the iPhone with voice commands, but with new versions of iOS you have another great option; you can make calls that are automatically set to be on speaker mode. This Siri speakerphone call trick is particularly useful with “Hey Siri” voice activation, since you … Read More

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

Mar 21, 2015 - 39 Comments
Phone Calls on Mac and iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice … Read More

How to Set Speakerphone Mode to Automatically Activate on iPhone Calls

Jan 19, 2015 - 39 Comments
Phone icon

By default, all calls on the iPhone will play audio through the standard earpiece at the top of the phone, and if someone wishes to use speakerphone they enable it manually by tapping on the “Speaker” button during an active call. While that may be the desired effect for most users, in various situations some … Read More

See a Blank Red Dot on the Phone Icon? It’s Your iPhone Voicemail, Here’s the Fix

Aug 23, 2014 - 55 Comments
Voicemail on iPhone

If you’ve recently made a change to your iPhone service or SIM card, you may notice a mysterious red blank dot on the “Phone” app of the iPhone home screen. Typically that little blank red dot means you have voicemail, but the iPhone can’t retrieve it, and it usually occurs in one of the following … Read More

Disable Call Waiting on the iPhone for Beep-Free Phone Calls

Jul 15, 2014 - 7 Comments
Turn Off Call Waiting on iPhone

Call Waiting is the feature that allows you to hear another incoming call when you’re already on active phone call, often referred to as a ‘beep’. On the iPhone, you can then look at your screen and the incoming callers number or contact details will be shown. Call Waiting is obviously very useful for many … Read More

iPhone Calls Sound Weird? Try Turning Off Phone Noise Cancelation in iOS

May 15, 2014 - 34 Comments
iPhone Phone Noise Cancelation feature in iOS

A feature called “Phone Noise Cancellation” is available on iPhone which aims to reduce background ambient noise when on a phone call, but for some users it can sound strange and make their phone calls sound weird, or worse. This may be due to the ambient audio stream created by the feature. Apple describes the … Read More

How to Block Contacts From Calling Your iPhone

May 5, 2014 - 17 Comments
Block contacts from calling your iphone

You can block callers from contacting you on your iPhone, and not only will it block their inbound phone calls but also any text messages or FaceTime communication attempts. This is obviously useful for so many reasons, whether it’s to avoid a nuisance or a weirdo, and it’s simple to use. One interesting thing to … Read More

Hide Contact Photos from “Favorites” on the iPhone

Oct 17, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Phone app

The iPhone now displays a small contact photo thumbnail alongside contacts in the “Favorites” section of the phone app. This certainly looks nice if you have a lot of custom pictures set for contacts, but having a bunch of goofy contact photos can look unprofessional in some environments, and for users without a contact photo … Read More

How to Use Call Forwarding on iPhone

Mar 10, 2013 - 20 Comments
How to Enable Call Forwarding on iPhone and how to disable it too

You can easily forward calls from your iPhone to any other phone number. This is a great trick to use in a ton of situations, whether you want to send calls to an office line or landline, you’re in an area with bad reception for and want to redirect calls to a phone with better … Read More

Old iPhone and iOS? You Can’t Block Calls, So Creating a Blocked List is the Next Best Thing

Jan 3, 2013 - 25 Comments
Do it Yourself Block Call List on iPhone

The ability to block incoming calls on the iPhone is missing on older versions of iOS, and though new versions of iOS can block calls, older devices are left withthe Do Not Disturb feature. Do Not Disturb is excellent, but it’s not really blocking unwanted calls, it just sets a time period where any calls … Read More

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