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Why Won't My iPhone Screen Rotate?
The iPhone and iPod touch rotate their screens based on how you hold them. But sometimes the screen won't rotate. Learn how to fix that here.
What To Do When Your iPhone Won't Turn On
If your iPhone won't turn on, it's possible it's dead. But before you go to the store to plunk down hundreds of dollars on a new one, try these tips.
How to Restart a Stuck iPhone
Finding that your iPhone has locked up or frozen can be frustrating. When that happens, follow these steps to reset your iPhone.
If your iPhone won't take a charge, try these...
An iPhone that won't charge isn't necessarily a dead iPhone. Try these steps before you conclude that you need a new battery.
Need to Squeeze More Life Out of Your iPhone's...
Need to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone? These 30 tips will make your iPhone last longer--now updated for iOS 8 and Apple Watch.
Got an Apple TV? Can you get apps for it?
The Apple TV comes packed with great channels for getting Internet content to your TV. But what if there's an app you'd like to add? Can you?
Find Your Missing iPhone With Find My iPhone
No one wants to have their iPhone stolen, but if you do, you need Find My iPhone. It may be the thing that helps you get it back.
12 Things To Do When Getting New iPhone
Just got a new iPhone? There's lots to learn about how to use it, but start with these 12 tips and you'll be on your way to being an expert.
Fix Your Non-Ringing iPhone With These 4 Tips
Missing calls because your iPhone doesn't ring can be really annoying. Many things can cause that problem, but luckily, fixing them is pretty easy.
Are Windows Users Left Out of the FaceTime Fun?
FaceTime, Apple's video-calling technology, is great for iPhone and Mac owners, but what if you use Windows? Are you shut out of FaceTime?
Has App Store Gone Missing From Your iPhone?...
Sometimes, it's possible for apps like Safari, Camera, or App Store to disappear from your iPhone. They may seem deleted, but they're probably not.
How to Delete Text Messages From an iPhone
The button to delete text messages on the iPhone is hidden. Read this article to learn how to delete individual messages and whole conversations.
How to Make Folders and Group Apps on iPhone
Folders are a great way to keep your iPhone's home screen organized. Here's what you need to know to group apps into folders.
How Does iPhone Recovery Mode Work?
When an iOS device encounters software- or app-related trouble, it can usually be resolved by just restarting. In some circumstances, though, the problems are more extensive and require putting the device into recovery mode.
Can't decide between the iPhone 5S and 5C? Read...
Not sure how the iPhone 5S is different from the 5C? This list explains 7 key differences between the phones to help you make the right choice.
Prep Your iPhone for Sale or Repair: Restore It...
If you're selling your iPhone or sending it for repair, you should restore it to factory settings. This step-by-step tutorial shows you how.
Think you know every cool iPhone feature? Do...
Think you know the coolest features of your iPhone? These little-known features and capabilities will make your phone more useful and you cooler.
Rearrange the Icons on Your iPhone's Home Screen
Want to customize the look of your iPhone or just keep your homescreen neat? Rearrange the icons, or move them to other screens, using these tips.
iPhone says it's disabled? Here's how to fix it.
Whether the message says your iPhone is just disabled, or disabled for 22 million minutes, find out what's happened and how to fix it here.
Customize Your iPhone's Ringtone
The default iPhone ringtone that plays when someone calls you is fine, but you can customize your iPhone by changing the default ringtone.
Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Shut off...
Completely shut down your iPhone with these two easy steps.
Silence your iPhone by Turning Off the Ringer
Stop your iPhone ringing at awkward times. Turning off the ringer and putting the iPhone into silent mode requires just flipping one switch.
Fix Your iPhone When It's Stuck at the Apple Logo
If your iPhone is won't boot up past the Apple logo, don't despair. You can get your iPhone working again with these fixes.
How to Display Your iPhone's Battery Life as a...
Want a more precise idea of how much battery life your iPhone or iPod touch has left? Then turn on the battery meter. Here's how.
How to Use AirPlay on a Windows PC
AirPlay is a cool Apple technology that lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device, but can you use it on Windows?
Score Free Music on Your iPhone With These Apps
Some of the best music apps are free. If you're looking for new music for your iPhone, look no further than these great free music apps.
Learn How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to Your...
Bluetooth isn't just the way that headsets connect to phones. Here's how to pair all kinds of Bluetooth devices to the iPhone.
Share your iPhone's Internet with Personal...
How to set up and use Personal Hotspot, a feature of the iOS that lets iPhones share their cellular data connections with other nearby devices.
It's Hidden, But Here's How to Make an Apple...
Apple has made it harder than ever to make a support appointment at the Apple Store, but if you follow these steps, you can get face to face help.
Got an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? You Need to Know...
There are features of the iOS that are only available on the iPhone 6 & 6 Plus. If you've got one of those phones, you need to know these tricks.
Turn Off Any iPad in Three Easy Steps
Instructions on how to turn off every iPad model, from the original to the Pro to the Air to the mini.
What to Do When Your iPhone Email Won't Download
Not being able to get email on your iPhone is incredibly frustrating. Luckily, there are 5 simple steps you can take to solve this problem.
A Simple Introduction to Syncing an iPhone to...
The data management tools that iTunes offers to iPhone users are pretty powerful. Learn how to manage even the most minute sync settings.
How to Record a Personalized iPhone Voicemail...
Step-by-step instructions on how to to record your own personalized iPhone voicemail outgoing message.
How to Use the App Store to Get iPhone Apps
The iPhone is no fun without apps. Learn how to buy and download apps from the App Store and how to sync them to your iOS device for use.
Stuck iPad? Here's How to Restart It
Restarting an iPad is often the best way to solve any number of problems or issues that can plague Apple's tablet.
Is Apple's 4G Really 4G?
There are a lot of 4Gs flying around the world of mobile phones right now. When it comes to the iPhone 4, which is which? Is the iPhone 4 a 4G phone?
Selling Your iPhone? Delete Your Data and...
Don't want a stranger looking your personal data? If you're sending your device for repairs or are selling it, erase its data and settings first.
How to Stop Your iPhone Screen From Rotating
Want to change how you're holding your iPhone without the screen rotating? You need to learn how to use the iOS screen orientation lock feature.
AirPlay Icon Missing? Do This To Get It Back.
AirPlay makes it simple to stream music and video to devices over Wi-Fi. But what do you do when the Airplay icon is missing?
Do These Things When Your iPhone Is Stolen
If your iPhone is stolen, you need to start protecting yourself right away. These tips help you do that and might help you get the phone back, too.
How to Restore an iPhone from Backup in iTunes
Losing your iPhone's data may seem like a catastrophe, but it's not. To get your data back, you just need to restore your iPhone from backup.
Problem Solved. Get Fullscreen Pictures for...
Full screen photos on incoming calls disappeared with iOS 7. But if you're running iOS 8—and know this trick—you can get them back.
8 Steps to Installing Apps Removed from the App...
There are lots of reasons that Apple might remove an app from the App Store. But just because you can't get that app at iTunes, doesn't mean you can't install and use it--if you know what to do.
Download YouTube Videos to Your iPhone With...
Download your favorite YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch to watch any time, even when you're not online.
Which Printers Are AirPrint Compatible?
A list of printers that are compatible with Apple's AirPrint software for wireless printing from the iOS (last updated June 2015).
Set Up Find My iPhone and Never Lose Your iOS...
Just because your iPhone or iPod touch is lost (or stolen) doesn't mean it's gone forever. Use Find My iPhone to maybe get it back.
How to Buy Music from the iTunes Stores
A step-by-step guide to finding and buying songs and albums at the iTunes Store.
Edit Videos Directly On Your iPhone With A...
The iPhone isn't just great for recording video. It's also got a built-in video editing app that helps you create just the right clip. Here's how.
Get started with iTunes by making an Apple ID
An Apple ID is one of the most important things an iPhone or iPad user can have. You use it for practically everything, not just purchases.
Save Money by Turning Off In-App Purchasing on...
In-app purchases are fun, but they can also be expensive. Save money by turning off in-app purchases or get money back by requesting a refund.
Can You Connect USB Devices to the iPad? You Bet.
Think that just because the iPad doesn't have a USB port that means that you can't use USB devices? Think again.
Set up your new iPhone with this simple tutorial
Setting up your new iPhone isn't particularly difficult, but there are a lot of choices to make before you start using it.
How to Run iTunes From An External Hard Drive
Running out of space on your hard drive for your iTunes library? Fix it by moving your library to a huge, new external hard drive.
How to Pick the Best iPhone For You
With four great iPhone models to choose from, figuring out which is right for you can be confusing. We can help you pick the right iPhone for you.
Turn Your iPhone Into a Portable TV With These...
Want to watch TV anywhere you've got an Internet connection? These apps give you your favorite--and soon-to-be favorite--shows on your iPhone.
A Visual Guide to Copying CDs to Your iOS Device
Buying from iTunes isn't the only way to get music for your iPod or iPhone. You can also copy songs from CDs by ripping them. Here's how.
6 Easy Steps to Fill Your iPod Nano with Music
Downloading songs onto an iPod nano, a process called syncing, is the main way to transfer music from your iTunes library to your iPod nano. Here's how to do it.
Readers' Picks For the Best Free Music Apps
The iPhone was born to rock and thanks to music apps, you can enjoy thousands of new songs. We've made our list, but what's your favorite music app?
How Many Things Is the iPhone's Home Button...
The iPhone Home button does more than just bring you back to the homescreen. It can also activate Siri and a number of other features.
Going Overseas? Avoid Huge iPhone Bills with...
Having always-on Internet on your iPhone is great when you're home. But when you're overseas, it can lead to thousand-dollar phone bills.
Help! There's Something Wrong With My iTunes...
If something went wrong and you didn't get your iTunes purchase, don't worry. You didn't waste money. Just follow these steps to solve your problem.
Is Your iTunes Library a Mess? Here's How to...
Deleting songs in iTunes isn't quite as simple as it looks. You can remove a song from iTunes but still leave a file you don't want clogging up your hard drive. Learn how to avoid that fate.
Are You Lost Without the Find My iPhone App?
Having your iPhone stolen is bad enough. But what if you didn't install the Find My iPhone app? Are you out of luck? Maybe not.
iPhone or Android: Which Smartphone Should You...
When you're buying a smartphone, deciding between iPhone and Android isn't easy. They may seem similar, but they're different in some key areas.
Deleted iPhone Text Messages Still Showing Up?...
If you've ever deleted a text message and then searched on your phone, the message might not be completely gone. So how do you delete it for good?
What Happens When You Forget Your iPhone's...
A passcode can be an important way to protect your iPhone. But if you forget your passcode, you can't use your device. What do you do?
12 Things to Do Before Giving Kids an iPod...
Lots of kids want an iPod touch, but if you're a parent with some concerns about giving one to your child, these 12 steps may make you feel better.
iPhone Apps to Help You Save Time at the...
The best shopping list apps have extensive databases, barcode scanners, email sharing, and other nifty features. Here are seven of the best grocery list apps that can help you save time on your next trip to the grocery store.
What We Know About the iPhone 7 Right Now
The release of the iPhone 7 is months away, but that doesn't mean it's a complete mystery. Here's what we know about the iPhone 7 so far.
The History of the iPhone in 1 Simple Chart
The original iPhone was a huge leap over other phones, and each generation since has made big strides. Chart the evolution of the iPhone here.
How to Copy and Paste on iPhone
The copy and paste feature on the iPhone is hidden, but once you find it, you'll be much more productive on your phone.
Make Your iTunes Library More Attractive by...
When you buy songs at iTunes, they come with album artwork. But what about songs ripped from CD? How do you get artwork for them?
How Do All iPad Models Stack Up Against Each...
Buying an iPad can be confusing. There around 20 iPad Air and iPad mini models. Get a clear picture of the options and prices with this chart.
Make iPhone Ringtones for Free With These 11 Apps
These apps let you create ringtones using your existing music library for free. But even free things have a price.
9 Sites with Free Audio Books for Your iPhone
The iPhone isn't just for music. It's also great for audiobooks. Keep up with your favorite authors by downloading free audiobooks from these sites.
How to Backup Your iOS Device with iCloud
Keeping your data in sync across multiple computers and mobile devices can be very difficult. Or at least, it used to be. Thanks to Apple's free iCloud service, it's simple. Learn how to set up and use iCloud here.
Update to iOS 9 Now!
Did you know that you can update to the latest version of the iOS system without needing to connect your iOS device to iTunes? Here's how.
How to Fix Enlarged Icons on iPhone
The icons on my iPhone are enlarged. I don't know why and can't figure out how to fix them. Help!
How to Forward iPhone Text Messages
Got a text message you just have to share? Forward it! Learn how to forward text messages on the iPhone here.
The Sad Truth About Your iPhone's Memory
With the huge amount of data we store on our iPhones, it's easy to run out of space. But if that happens, can you expand your iPhone's memory?
Add Downloaded MP3s to iTunes in Just 3 Steps
A super simple, three-step guide to adding MP3s downloaded from the web to your iTunes library and iPhone or iPod.
Android May be Open, But Can it Use FaceTime?
Android is open and flexible, but is it so flexible that you can use an Apple technology like FaceTime?
How to Delete Contacts From Your iPhone's...
When friendships and relationships change, you may need to know how to rearrange your iPhone's favorite contact list or delete people from it.
Reset Your Apple ID Password in Just a Few Easy...
Forgetting your Apple ID password can be big trouble: you can't buy at iTunes, or use FaceTime or iCloud. Don't be helpless. Reset your password!
Convert iTunes Songs Into MP3 Files in 4 Simple...
Songs bought at the iTunes Store aren't MP3s; they're AACs. If you prefer to have your songs in MP3 format, you can use iTunes to convert them.
Give Each Person in Your iPhone Address Book...
Have some fun customizing your iPhone by assigning different ringtones to all the people in your Address Book. Here's how.
Everything You Need to Know About the iPod Touch
Everything you need to know the iPod touch, including its hardware and software features, information about its models, and reviews and how-tos.
How to Set Up and Start Using an iPhone
Just got an iPhone? These tips, tricks, reviews, and articles will take you from beginner to expert in no time at all.
Why Is Find My iPhone Not Working? 10...
Find My iPhone is a terrific tool for locating lost or stolen iOS devices. But if Find My iPhone isn't working, you may be running into one of these reasons.
How To Turn Off the Apple TV
With no buttons on the Apple TV, there's no obvious way to turn it off. Here's how to turn off every model and adjust auto-sleep settings.
Don't Pay Twice! Redownload Your iTunes...
Thanks to iCloud, never worry about losing songs, apps, or Books purchased from iTunes again. All your purchases are available for redownload.
Got a New Computer? Here's How to Deauthorize...
If your 5 iTunes authorizations are all used, or you sell a computer and forget to deauthorize it, you've got problems. Here's how to solve them.
How to Transfer an iTunes Library to a New...
Transferring your iTunes library to a new computer can be a major challenge, both because libraries are so large and because Apple's software doesn't make it easy. Here are a few techniques you can use to make the process easier.
Got Android? Here Are the iTunes Features That...
Using Android doesn't have to mean cutting yourself off from iTunes. The question is: when it comes iTunes and Android, what works & what doesn't?
Learn how to reset a frozen iPod from the...
Has your iPod stopped responding to clicks or scrolls around its clickwheel? It might be broken, but try restarting it before you repair it.
What Is an SMS and an MMS?
SMS and MMS are two of the most crucial, and commonly used, features of the iPhone, but do you know what they stand for and how to use them?
3 Ways to Make Email Take Up Less Space on your...
Crunched for memory on your iPhone? Start by making your email take up less room. Here are 3 ways to do it.
Which Phone Company is Best for the iPhone?
When it comes to buying an iPhone, you have four major companies to choose from. Learn the strengths & weaknesses of each to make a smart decision.
Secure your iPhone with your fingerprint using...
Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner adds new security and convenience options. Learn how to set up and use Touch ID here.
Great Ringtone Apps for the iPhone
Wondering how to make custom ringtones for your iPhone? These ringtone apps can help you create unique ringtones from your purchased music. You can assign different ringtones to each of your contacts or even use these ringtone apps as a caller ID feature.
How to Find Your Lost iPhone
Your iPhone getting lost or stolen can feel like you've lost more than just your phone, that you've lost $200-$500, too. But that's not necessarily the case, thanks to these apps that can help you track a missing iPhone.
How to Create and Sync a Customized iTunes...
A lot of people, especially those with very large music libraries, only want to sync some of their music to their iPods and iPhones. Here are two techniques that let you do just that.
Get Songs Onto Your iPod With These Simple Steps
Want to pack your iPod full of your favorite songs to take with you wherever you go? Just follow these simple steps.
How to Easily Check Your iPhone Data Usage
Whichever iPhone carrier you have, learn how to find out how much wireless data you've used to avoid overages or your speed being reduced.
Manuals for Every iPod Shuffle Model
Save the time poking around Apple's site; here are the links to all the iPod Shuffle models.
Can iTunes Run on Linux?
While iTunes is the dominant music store/music player app on the Mac OS and Windows, what about Linux users? Just because they're using open-source, instead of commercial, systems, they shouldn't be left out of the iTunes fun, right? So, if you're a Linux user interested in getting iTunes, you're probably wondering where you can download iTunes for Linux?
How to Use Multiple iTunes Libraries on a...
Bet you didn't know that iTunes allows you to use more than one music library on the same computer. Learn how to do it here.
How To Set Up the Apple TV
Apple is famous for its user interface and creating products that are a snap to set up and use. This is certainly true for the Apple TV. Hookng up the Apple TV is a snap. In my first set up, it took less than 10 minutes from opening the box to playing music from my iTunes library through my TV's speakers.
How to Create a Jammin' Playlist in iTunes
Playlists can help you make custom mixes, burn CDs, or sync multiple iPods to one computer. Learn how to make and use playlists in iTunes.
How to Stream Your Content with Apple AirPlay
AirPlay is Apple's technology for streaming media to and from iOS devices, computers, and the Apple TV. Learn all about it here.
Why You Should Never Worry About Losing Your...
There isn't an obvious way to backup your iPhone's contacts to the SIM card. So the question is: can you backup contacts to the iPhone SIM card?
Can You Get Apps for iPod nano?
The 6th gen. nano seems to run a version of the iOS, the same OS that those devices use. If that's the case, what about apps for the nano?
Where to Find the Emoji Hidden in Your iPhone
Spice up your text messages by enabling the hundreds of free emoji icons built into your iPhone or iPod touch. Learn how here.
User Guides for Every iPhone Ever Made
Wish we were back in the days when our technology products came with extensive printed manuals? You'll have to print these yourself, but here are the links to Apple iPhone manuals and user guides for all models.
Learn How to Send a Group Text With Your iPhone
Forget picking up the phone. The fastest way to communicate with multiple people is to send a group text. Learn how to use your iPhone to do it.
Learn to use the world's most popular...
Learn all about using the camera built into the iPhone here.
Learn how to manage bookmarks in Safari on iPhone
There's a lot more you can do with bookmarks in Safari than just create them. Read this article to find out how to edit and create a webclip.
Add French, Spanish & Other Accents On...
Learn how to insert French, Spanish and other languages' accent marks in any iPhone app that uses the iPhone's built-in keyboard.
Backup Your iTunes to an External Hard Drive in...
You've spent money and time creating exactly the iTunes library you want. Make sure you don't lose it; back up your iTunes today.
How to Install iTunes on Your Windows Computer
A quick guide to downloading and installing iTunes on Windows, as the first step to using it and your iPod, iPhone, or iPad.
Can iPhones Get Computer Viruses?
Viruses and malicious software should concern any computer user. But how much do iPhone users need to worry about them?
Here's How to Quit Stuck or Unwanted iPhone Apps
Learn how to quit misbehaving iPhone apps. Get rid of apps that are locked up or using unwanted data in just a few steps.
Which is better: iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab?
The iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are among the most popular tablets. If you're deciding between them, you need to know how they stack up.
What's The Difference Between Unlocking and...
Even though they're discussed at the same time, jailbreaking and unlocking are very different things. Learn about what each is here.
iPhone Showing the White Screen of Death? Do This
An iPod touch or iPhone that's showing nothing but white on its screen isn't necessarily broken. Here are a few steps you can take to fix an iPod touch or iPhone white screen.
How to Use Push Notifications on the iPhone
Let apps tell you when you need to pay attention to them using push notifications. Learn how to configure and control notifications.
iPhone 6S Review: Better Than the Best?
The iPhone 6 was an excellent smartphone. Can the iPhone 6S, with its improved cameras, faster chips, and 3D Touch screen surpass its predecessor?
5 Tips for Getting a Great Deal on the iPod touch
If you want an iPod touch or other iPod, you probably also want to pay as little as possible to get it. While iPods almost never go on sale, here are some tips on how to get a cheap iPod touch.
If The Icons On Your iPhone Are Shaking, Here's...
Wondering why the apps on your iPhone are shaking like they're cold? There's nothing wrong with your phone; read on to discover what's happening.
17 Ways to Keep Your iPod touch Battery Running...
The iPod touch is almost endless fun--until you run out of battery. Avoid that fate with these tips for squeezing the most juice for your touch.
How to Fix the 'iPhone SIM Card Not Recognized'...
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How to Restore Your iPod to Factory Settings
Whether it's because you're selling your iPod or trying to repair it, sometimes an iPod needs to be restored to its factory settings. Here's how.
How to Sync an iPhone Over Wi-Fi
Syncing your iPhone doesn't mean that you need to plug your phone into your computer anymore. Now you can sync via Wi-Fi. Find out how.
Access Common iPhone Features Super-Fast with...
Control Center, one of the key new additions to iOS 7, makes doing a lot of common tasks much, much easier. Here's how to use it.
5 Things to Know About the True Cost of an iPhone
Figuring out how much an iPhone costs isn't as simple as choosing a model and paying for it. Do the math here.
9 Things to Know Before Buying a Used iPhone
Considering buying a used iPhone to save money? You need to read these tips before you make your purchase.
Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone...
Playing music with the iPhone's Music app is as simple as tapping the song you want to hear. But once that song is playing, there's a large set of options you need to know.
Grab Whatever's on Your iPhone Screen With a...
Want to take a screenshot of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad? Follow these simple step-by-step instructions.
FaceTime not working? Try these tips.
The FaceTime icon doesn't always show up when you place a call from your iPhone. Here are some reasons why and how to fix them.
Ready to Upgrade Your iPhone? Here's How to...
If you want to get the latest iPhone, but only want to pay the subsidized (i.e., not full) price, find out here if you're eligible for the lowest-cost upgrade.
Which iPod Is Right For You?
A guide to understanding which iPod is best for which kind of user, to make sure you buy the right iPod for you.
Switching iPhone Carriers? 7 Tips for Doing It...
Switching from one carrier to another is often the cheapest way to get a new iPhone. But switching can be complicated. Here's what you need to know.
How to Convert AAC to MP3 Using iTunes
Want to convert your AAC music files to MP3? Using the built-in features in iTunes, you can convert songs to MP3 with just a few quick clicks.
Hate Siri? Try Voice Control.
Siri may be the iPhone's most famous voice-activated feature, but it's not the only one. If you don't like Siri, try its predecessor, Voice Control.
What Each Button & Port on the iPhone 6...
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are covered with buttons, switches, and ports. Find out what each one is, and what it does, using this diagram.
Where to Download FaceTime Software
FaceTime is built into iOS devices and Macs. But can you download it for Windows or other mobile OSes, like Android?
Organize Your iPhone Home Screen in 3 Easy Steps
There are multiple ways to arrange the apps and create folders on your iPhone home screen. Learn how to do that in iTunes in this article.
How Does iCloud Work?
Answers to frequently asked questions about iCloud, Apple's web-based media streaming, sharing, and storage service.
How to Shuffle Songs on Your iPhone in iOS 8.4
In a a random mood and want to be surprised by songs from your music library? Use the iOS Music app's Shuffle feature.

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