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Want to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone? Try these 20 tips for making your iPhone last longer--now updated for iOS 7.
The iPhone and iPod touch rotate their screens based on how you hold them. But sometimes the screen won't rotate. Fix that with these tips.
Finding that your iPhone has locked up or frozen can be frustrating. When that happens, follow these steps to reset your iPhone.
An iPhone that won't charge isn't necessarily a dead iPhone. Try these steps before you conclude that you need a new battery.
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.
No one wants to have their iPhone stolen, but if you do, you'll want to use Find My iPhone. It may be the thing that helps you get it back.
Factory resetting an iPhone is a major step, but sometimes it's your best choice. This step-by-step guide will help you get a like-new iPhone.
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.
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.
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?
Apple introduced a number of major new products—including the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch—at its Sept. 9, 2014 media event. Full coverage here.
Android is open and flexible, but is it so flexible that you can use an Apple technology like FaceTime?
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.
Folders are a great way to keep your iPhone's home screen organized. Put similar apps together or group your most-used apps into a single folder. Here's what you need to know to create an iPhone folder.
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.
Turning off the iPhone's ringer, and putting the phone into silent or vibrate mode, requires flipping just one switch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It can be a puzzling situation: you’re getting voicemails and missing calls, but your iPhone doesn’t ring. It may seem mysterious, or like your iPhone is broken, but it’s probably not. The missing sound of your phone ringing probably is caused by mis-assigned ringtones.
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.
Choosing which iPhone to buy means deciding what carrier you want and what model: 6, 6 Plus, 5S, or 5C. Learn the pros and cons of each model.
The original iPhone was a huge leap over other phones, and each generation has made big strides. Chart the evolution of the iPhone here.
I just updated my iPhone and now it won't boot all the way up. It's stuck at the Apple logo, or continually turns on and off but won't boot up to the home screen. Help! How do I fix this?
Bluetooth isn't just the way that earpieces connect to phones. Here's how to pair Bluetooth devices with the iPhone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FaceTime, Apple's video-calling technology, is great for iPhone and Mac owners, but what if you have a PC? Can you use FaceTime on Windows?
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.
Text messages are often ready to be deleted not long after they've been read. Here how to do it on an iPhone.
Having always-on Internet on your iPhone is great when you're home. But when you're overseas, if you're not careful, it can lead to phone bills in the thousands of dollars.
Learn all about using the camera built into the iPhone here.
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.
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.
Step-by-step instructions on how to to record your own personalized iPhone voicemail outgoing message.
Just got a new iPhone? There's lots to learn about how to use it, but start with these 10 tips and you'll be on your way to being an expert.
The default iPhone ringtone--the sound that plays when someone calls you--is fine, but you can make the iPhone more yours by customizing your ringtone.
There are a lot of 4Gs flying around the world of mobile phones right now. Some are basic, others very important. When it comes to the iPhone 4, which some people call the iPhone 4G, which is which? Is the iPhone 4 a 4G phone?
The data management tools that iTunes offers to iPhone users are pretty powerful. Learn how to manage even the most minute sync settings.
Thanks to iCloud, never worry about losing songs, apps, or Books purchased from iTunes again. All your purchases are available for redownload.
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.
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.
The first step to using your new iPhone is to activate it. Activation isn't particularly difficult, but you need to make some choices.
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.
Let apps tell you when you need to pay attention to them using push notifications. Here's how to enable and use push notifications.
There's no foolproof way to get back a stolen iPhone, but here are some steps you can take that will increase the likelihood that you'll recover it.
Completely shut down your iPhone with these two easy steps.
Want to take a screenshot of your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions.
The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were introduced at the same time and share some features, but they're not identical. Find out just how different here.
iOS 7 can run on the iPhone 4, but is upgrading a good idea? This article weighs the pros and cons and make helps you make a decision.
Excited to use all of the cool new features of iOS 7? Then you have to make sure your device is compatible. Check out this list for all compatible devices and what features they support.
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.
Want to save your favorite YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch for watching when you're not online? Here's what you need to know.
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?
Ever want some peace and quiet without your iPhone bothering you? Do Not Disturb lets you block calls except those you want, whenever you want.
Restoring your iPod can be the only way to use advanced configurations or solve some tricky problems.
Looking for something on your iPhone but not sure where to find it? Try Spotlight, the iOS's built-ins search tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Instructions on how to turn off every iPad model, from the original to the Air to the mini.
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?
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.
Getting songs onto your iPod or iPhone is achieved via a process called syncing.
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.
A list of printers that are compatible with Apple's AirPrint software for wireless printing from the iOS (last updated July 2014).
While the outside of everyone's iPhone basically looks the same, what's on the screen can be a personal reflection of the user. To have your iPhone express your style or interests, you need to customize it. These apps will help you do that.
Resetting an iPad is often the best way to solve any number of problems or issues that can plague Apple's tablet.
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.
A three-step guide to adding MP3s downloaded from the web to your iTunes library and iPhone or iPod. It's super simple.
From time to time, your iPhone may stop connecting to 3G/4G networks, preventing you from making or receiving
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?
Thinking of upgrading to a new iPod or iPhone? These companies will buy your used iPhones or iPods for cold, hard cash.
Sometimes you need to plug your iPhone or iPod into a computer other than your own to charge its battery. In that circumstance, how do you prevent accidentally deleting your data or other data mistakes?
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.
If you're going to buy a smartphone, deciding between iPhone and Android isn't easy. Both offer many similar things, but they're different in some key areas.
The iPhone may be famous for not supporting Flash, but that doesn't mean that there aren't some browsers that bring Flash to the iOS. The question is: are they any good?
When you buy songs at iTunes, Amazon, or other online music stores, they come with album artwork. But what about songs ripped from CD or obtained from other sources? How do you get artwork for them? Through a built-in tool in iTunes.
Getting support for your iOS device at the Genius Bar is your best bet for help. But with the Geniuses in high demand, you better make an appointment.
Learn how to manage the music synced to your iPhone or iPod by unchecking songs in iTunes. Page 2.
Apple's Touch ID fingerprint scanner adds new security and convenience options. Learn how to set up and use Touch ID here.
When iPhone programs lock up, sometimes they need to be quit or force quit. Here's how to quit iPhone programs.
IPhones and iPods aren't just for music; they're also great for keeping up on literature with audiobooks. These sites offer free audiobooks.
Songs bought at the iTunes Store aren't actually MP3s - they're AACs. AAC files work with a wide range of music players, but if you prefer to have your songs in MP3 format, you can use iTunes to convert them.
Have some fun customizing your iPhone by assigning different ringtones to all the people in your Address Book. Here's how.
In-app purchases can be great, but can also get very expensive, especially if you don't mean to buy them. Save money by turning off in-app purchases
Syncing your iPhone doesn't mean that you need to plug your phone into your computer anymore. If you're running iOS 5 and up, you can sync via Wi-Fi.
These apps let you create ringtones using your existing music library for free. But even free things have a price.
You're ready to buy an iPhone, but you've got many more options for where to buy it than just the Apple Store.
If you repair your cracked iPhone at the cheapest shop, you may lose more than you save. Here's what you need to know when repairing your screen.
All about the iPhone 4 SIM card, including where it's located, how to remove it, and whether it carries a SIM lock.
One great way to make your iPhone or iPod touch all yours is to change the wallpaper, lock screen, or both. Here's how.
The Apple Watch is a major expansion to Apple's product line and could change the way we communicate. Find out why here.
On the iPhone, there isn't an obvious way to backup your contacts to the SIM card. So the question is: can you backup contacts to the iPhone SIM card?
Dropping your iPhone or iPod in water may make you wonder whether this is the end of your precious device. With these tips, it doesn't have to be.
Video chatting via FaceTime is one of the coolest things about the iPhone. Here's what you need to know to use FaceTime.
Frequently asked questions about iPhone tethering, including what it is, how to set it up, and how to use it.
Now that tethering has been added to your AT&T account, you need to configure the iPhone to use tethering.
If you need to use your iPhone's DFU Mode, you may be in trouble--but you'll be glad it's an option.
Streaming and downloading are great, but what about radio? If you love radio--for music, talk, or sports--you'll love these radio apps for iPhone.
The icons on my iPhone are enlarged. I don't know why and can't figure out how to fix them. Help!
Lots of kids want an iPod touch, but if you're a parent with some concerns about giving one to your child, these 11 steps may make you feel better.
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.
Figuring out how much an iPhone costs isn't as simple as choosing a model and paying for it. Do the math here.
From this diagram of the iPhone 5's anatomy you can discover what each button, switch, sensor, and port on the new iPhone is used for.
Playlists can help you make custom song mixes, burn CDs, or sync multiple iPods to the same computer. Here's a guide to making and using playlists in iTunes.
Curious about where the iPhone and iPod are made? With such complex devices, there's no simple answer, but the details are here.
Curious about what all of the iPhone 5C's ports and buttons do? They're all explained in this diagram.
Each iTunes account can authorize only 5 computers to play music attached to it. If those 5 authorizations get used, or you sell a computer and forget to deauthorize it, you can run into problems. Here's how to solve them.
Does your iPhone 4 have problems with its antenna and signal strength? The solutions are here.
The second step in backing up your iTunes library is to ensure that all your music files are stored in the same place by consolidating your library.
Deciding between the dozens of programs that transfer iPods to computers can be maddening. After all, they all appear to do similar things and make similar claims. How do you decide which one offers the best combination of features, speed, and price? Read on to learn which iPod-to-computer transfer programs get top marks and which you should avoid.
Learn how to remove favorite numbers from your iPhone's phone app.
If you're switching from Android to iPhone, you may have many questions. Learn about whether your music and apps will still work and much more.
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.
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?
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.
FaceTime is built into iOS devices and Macs. But can you download it for Windows or other mobile OSes, like Android?
Do you want to send and receive text messages, but only have an iPod touch? With these texting apps, it's no problem--and most of them are free.
What happens if your Internet connection goes out while you're downloading a purchase from iTunes? Can you complete your download?
There's an app for everything—even helping you lose weight and keep it off. These 7 apps are the best for people who are serious about weight loss.
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.
Answers to frequently asked questions about iCloud, Apple's web-based media streaming, sharing, and storage service.
One of the major additions that arrived in iPhone OS 3.0 was the ability to copy and paste text, images, video, and other content. But how to use copy and paste is not immediately obvious.
While FLAC is a favorite of audio enthusiasts, it isn't usually compatible with iTunes, which leaves audiophiles who prefer iTunes and iOS devices in a bind: do they sacrifice audio quality or the tools they prefer? Luckily, the choice isn't quite so dire. Even though iTunes and the iOS don't support FLAC by default, there are a number of tools that can play FLAC in iTunes and iOS.
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.
With its huge 5.5-inch screen, the iPhone 6 Plus is a major change in the iPhone line up. Find out just how big here.
Even though music in the AAC format works on virtually all modern devices, you may prefer to convert your music to MP3. Here's how to convert those files using iTunes.
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?
Did you know that it's possible to have multiple iTunes libraries, with completely separate content in them, on one computer? While not only a neat lesser-known feature, it also helps you manage your family's music and iPods/iPhones.
Save storage space on early model iPhones with this email tip.
Upgraded to iOS 5 and found that your Personal Hotspot menu has disappeared? Learn how to get it back here.
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?
Spice up your text messages by enabling the hundreds of free emoji icons built into your iPhone or iPod touch. Learn how here.
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.
This image shows the iPhone 4 from the front and left side. Each button, port, and feature visible in these views is explained here.
It's easy to talk to more than one person at a time on your iPhone. Learn how to in these 5 easy steps.
While some iPad models offer always-on 3G internet connections, the fastest way to get your iPad online is via WiFi. Access the Internet using WiFi on the iPad by following these steps.
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.
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.
Tips on how to turn off the iPod nano--something that's not as simple as it seems.
Want to watch movies or play your favorite iOS game on your HDTV? If you've got the right hardware and software—and AirPlay Mirroring—you can.
Give yourself easy access to phone numbers you call most often with the Phone app's Favorites menu. Here's how to add and rearrange favorites.
Apple's iPhone has been a huge sales hit since its introduction in 2007. But just how much of a success? How many iPhones has Apple sold all time?
If you're heading out for a ride, don't forget your iPhone. With these cycling apps, you can track your rides, improve your performance and more.
Got a text message you just have to share? Forward it! Learn how to forward text messages on the iPhone here.