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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.
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.
Can't Keep Your iPhone Powered Up All Day? Try...
Need to squeeze more battery life out of your iPhone? These 28 tips will make your iPhone last longer--now updated for iOS 8 and Apple Watch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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?
Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Shut off...
Completely shut down your iPhone with these two easy steps.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
How To Record an iPhone Voicemail Greeting
Step-by-step instructions on how to to record your own personalized iPhone voicemail outgoing message.
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?
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
8 Time-Saving iPhone Secrets You Need to Know
Think you're an iPhone pro? If you want to be considered one, you need to know these 8 time-saving tricks.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
Update to iOS 8.4 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.
Sign Up For an Apple Music Streaming Subscripti...
Apple Music combines the infinite choice of iTunes with your personal music library in a single app. Sign up and get started.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Get songs onto your iPod with these easy steps
Getting songs onto your iPod or iPhone is achieved via a process called syncing.
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.
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?
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.
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 Buy Music from the iTunes Stores
A step-by-step guide to finding and buying songs and albums at the iTunes Store.
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
Learn to use the world's most popular...
Learn all about using the camera built into the iPhone here.
How Does the iPhone's "Do Not Disturb" Feature...
Want some peace and quiet without your iPhone or Apple Watch bothering you? Do Not Disturb lets you block calls and texts whenever you want.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Fix the 'iPhone SIM Card Not Recognized'...
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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?
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.
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.
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?
How to Choose Between the iPad, iPhone and iPod...
There are many similarities between the iPhone, iPad & iPod touch, but that makes choosing one tough. This chart makes it easy to compare all three.
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.
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.
Share Files Wirelessly Using AirDrop on iPhone
Sharing files between iOS devices is easier than ever thanks to a new feature of iOS 7 and up: AirDrop. Learn how to use AirDrop here.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
How Does iCloud Work?
Answers to frequently asked questions about iCloud, Apple's web-based media streaming, sharing, and storage service.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Learn the Difference Between iPhones and...
If you're considering buying a smartphone you've probably heard a lot about the iPhone and Android. But are they the same? Is the iPhone Android?
Get Deleted Voicemails Back on iPhone
Deleted a voicemail that you need back? There are some circumstances in which you can recover deleted voicemails.
Get Help for Purchase Problems at iTunes
What do you do when you've got a problem with an iTunes Store purchase? Find out how to get help here.
5 Ways to Delete Apps from iPod touch
Deleting apps from the iPod touch is just about as easy as installing them. And just like installing them, there are multiple ways to do it.
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.
Don't Buy a New iPhone Before Reading This
Don't buy a new iPhone before you read this article. It could save you from making a bad purchase.
Save Your Data! 3 Ways to Backup Your iPad
Backing up your data is always a good idea. But since it doesn't have a DVD drive or USB port, how do you back up an iPad?
Are You Sure Your iPhone Can Run iOS 7?
Excited to use the cool new features of iOS 7? Make sure your device supports it by checking this list of compatible devices and available features.
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.
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.
Become an Apple Music Expert Today
With some many features and options, Apple Music can be pretty confusing. Get unconfused here -- and become an Apple Music expert.
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.
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.

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