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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. Fix that with these tips.
Can't keep your iPhone powered up all day? Try...
Need to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone or iPod touch? These 28 tips will make your iPhone or touch last longer--now updated for iOS 8.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Use Find My iPhone to Find Your Missing iPhone
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.
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.
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.
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 Rearrange the Icons on Your iPhone's...
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.
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.
Silence your iPhone by Turning Off the Ringer
Turning off the iPhone's ringer, and putting the phone into silent or vibrate mode, requires flipping just one switch.
How to Create Folders on the iPhone
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.
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.
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.
Reset an iPhone Like It's Out-of-the-Box New
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.
Fix Your iPhone When It's Stuck at the Apple Logo
If your iPhone is stuck at the Apple logo or in a reboot loop, don't despair. You can get your iPhone working again in a few steps.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Shut off...
Completely shut down your iPhone with these two easy steps.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
How to Pair Bluetooth Devices to Your iPhone
Bluetooth isn't just the way that earpieces connect to phones. Here's how to pair Bluetooth devices with the iPhone.
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?
Turn Off an iPad in Three Easy Steps
Instructions on how to turn off every iPad model, from the original to the Air to the mini.
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 an iPhone Voicemail Greeting
Step-by-step instructions on how to to record your own personalized iPhone voicemail outgoing message.
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.
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.
11 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 11 tips and you'll be on your way to being an expert.
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, if you're not careful, it can lead to phone bills in the thousands of dollars.
Can You Use FaceTime on Windows?
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?
How to keep your iPhone screen oriented correctly
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
10 Things You Should Do if Your iPhone Is Stolen
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.
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.
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.
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.
Change Your iPhone's Ringtone
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.
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.
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.
Update Your iOS Without Connecting to iTunes
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 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.
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.
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?
How to Delete Text Messages From an iPhone
Text messages on the iPhone are grouped into conversations, but what do you when you want to delete a message but not the whole discussion?
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.
Set up your new iPhone with these easy steps
The first step to using your new iPhone is to activate it. Activation isn't particularly difficult, but you need to make some choices.
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.
How to Search Your iPhone Using Spotlight
Looking for something on your iPhone but not sure where to find it? Try the iOS's built-in search tool, Spotlight.
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.
Download YouTube Videos to iPhone or iPod touch
Download your favorite YouTube videos to your iPhone or iPod touch to watch any time, even when you're not online.
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.
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.
How to Restart an iPad
Resetting an iPad is often the best way to solve any number of problems or issues that can plague Apple's tablet.
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.
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 Create and Sync a Customized iTunes...
Learn how to manage the music synced to your iPhone or iPod by unchecking songs in iTunes. Page 2.
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.
Get songs onto your iPod with these easy steps
Getting songs onto your iPod or iPhone is achieved via a process called syncing.
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.
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.
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.
How to Use Push Notifications on the iPhone
Let apps tell you when you need to pay attention to them using push notifications. Here's how to enable and use them.
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!
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 July 2014).
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.
Is the Find My iPhone app required to track a...
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.
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.
Should You Upgrade Your iPhone 4 to iOS 7?
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.
Using iPhone DFU Mode means you've got problems.
If you need to use your iPhone's DFU Mode, you may be in trouble--but you'll be glad it's an option.
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 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.
Learn to use the world's most popular...
Learn all about using the camera built into the iPhone here.
What You Do With Your iPhone's Web Browser Is...
What you do online is nobody's business. You can't be totally private, but using Private Browsing on your iPhone covers your footprints.
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.
Customize Your iPhone Wallpaper in 2 Minutes
One great way to make your iPhone or iPod touch all yours is to change the wallpaper, lock screen, or both. Here's how.
How to Fix the 'iPhone SIM Card Not Recognized'...
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How Does the iPhone's "Do Not Disturb" Feature...
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.
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.
How to Get Rid of That Weird Exclamation Point...
From time to time--especially if you've recently moved your iTunes library to a new computer or copied songs from another computer or iPod--you'll see an exclamation point appear next to songs in iTunes. When you try to play those songs, nothing happens, or you get a pop-up error. The question is, of course, what's going on and how do you fix it?
Customize Your iPhone With These 11 Apps
The outside of every iPhone looks roughly the same; what's onscreen reflects who you are. For your iPhone to express your style, customize it.
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.
Here's How to Get Rid of a Stuck iPhone App
When iPhone programs lock up, sometimes they need to be quit or force quit. Here's how to quit iPhone programs.
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?
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.
15 Great Radio Apps for the iPhone
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.
Help! My Internet Froze in the Middle of an...
What happens if your Internet connection goes out while you're downloading a purchase from iTunes? Can you complete your download?
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.
8 Ways to Save a Wet iPhone or iPod
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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?
Everything You Need to Know About iPhone...
Want to easily switch between iPhone apps, or delete all apps running in the background to save memory? Then you need to familiarize yourself with the iOS's multitasking features.
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.
9 Ways to Text--For Free--on the iPod Touch...
Want to find new ways to stay in touch with your friends--especially from your iPod touch--for free? With these texting apps, it's no problem.
Want to Edit Artist Name and Other Song Info in...
Music you get from iTunes or CDs usually includes information like artist, song name, and album. Learn how to change that information.
How to Tell Which iPhone is Right For You
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.
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.
How to Set Up and Use iTunes Match on Your iOS...
iTunes Match makes keeping your music in sync across devices easy, but not every aspect of using it is straightforward or clear.
Backup Your iTunes to an External Hard Drive in...
Make future iTunes library backups easier by setting your library to always store new files in the same location.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?
The Fastest Way to Make An Apple Store...
Making an Apple Store appointment at Apple's website has gotten hard and slow. Discover the fastest way to get help at the Genius Bar 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.
Which Apple Devices Are iOS 7 Compatible?
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.
Brighten up your communication with iPhone Emoji
Spice up your text messages by enabling the hundreds of free emoji icons built into your iPhone or iPod touch. Learn how here.
How to Copy the Music on Your iPod to a Computer
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.
Set Up Tethering and Use Your iPhone as a Wifi...
Once you've added tethering to your data plan, you'll need to configure your iPhone to use the new feature.
Disable iPhone and iPod Auto-Syncing in 5 Easy...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Browsers That WILL Play Flash
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?
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?
How to Send a Group Text Using Your iPhone
Text more than one person with the same message using this iPhone texting tip.
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.
What Are All the Hardware Parts on an iPhone 5?
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.
How Many iPhones Have Been Sold Worldwide?
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?
Can you sync iTunes and Android?
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?
How to Manage Your Favorite Contacts with the...
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.
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.
6 Ways to Get Free Music for your iPhone or iPod
There's nothing better than free music, right? Here are some tips for how to get free music for your iPod or iPhone.
Quick Tips for Managing Your iPhone Email...
Once you've used the iPhone email program for a while, you'll likely find that there are many small details about it you'd like to change. Many of them can be changed using the app's settings.
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.
4 Things to Know About iPhone 4 Antenna Problems
Does your iPhone 4 have problems with its antenna and signal strength? The solutions are here.
Reset or Restart a Frozen iPod nano With These...
If your iPod nano is locked up and not responding, don't worry. Just follow these steps to reset any iPod nano model in seconds.
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.
You're Not Crazy: Your iPod Nano May Not Have...
Tips on how to turn off the iPod nano--something that's not as simple as it seems.
Troubleshooting iTunes and Reporting Any...
Most purchases from iTunes work without any problems. But when there is a problem, what do you do?A step-by-step guide to getting iTunes support

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