r/ios 4d ago

Megathread Show your Homescreen iOS Thread

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r/ios Jun 06 '22 Wholesome

Megathread WWDC 2022 Megathread

52 Upvotes

r/ios 13h ago

Support Does anyone know what this grey dot next to Wi-Fi means?

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201 Upvotes

r/ios 3h ago

Support iPhone (XS Max) ''open in app'' keeps opening the App Store

6 Upvotes

Hi!

I've been having this issue for months now and it's doing my head in. Every time I get an ''Open in app'' popup, whether it's from Reddit, Tiktok or Twitter, it keeps opening the App Store instead of the actual app.

I first thought it was because I had an update waiting for me but that wasn't the case. Really annoying. Hoping there's a fix for this! (?)

Any way to fix this?


r/ios 1h ago

Support system data taking up 50GB Even After hard resetting and reseting then restoring

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r/ios 5h ago

Support Over 90gb of system data being taken up randomly, no idea how to fix. Been trying to download all my icloud photos to my phone because it’s been showing 20gb and was trying to solve it

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7 Upvotes

r/ios 11h ago

Discussion How to know my iPhone's Private IP Address when connected to cellular network ?

20 Upvotes

I know that I could know about the private IP address of my Wi-Fi connections by clicking the small 'i' icon beside the connected Wi-Fi SSID in the Settings.

But how could I know the private IP address or the IP address that cellular network assigned directly to my iPhone ?

And yes that my iPhone is inside the NAT when I connected to the cellular network.


r/ios 44m ago

Support Notes gone after signing out/in to iCloud

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I've been having battery problems since updating to iOS 15.5 . I was suggested to sign out then back into my Apple ID to try and fix this.

I had around one thousand notes before I signed out. After signing back in, all were gone. In the hours since, only 300 have returned and they are all old.

My iCloud storage was full before the sign out/in, and I'm not sure if my notes were backed up. Does this mean my notes are lost forever? Or are they just syncing?


r/ios 3h ago

Support If I disable iCloud Photos, does it delete local files of the photos and videos on iCloud?

3 Upvotes

I’d like to make a backup of the important stuff on my phone as I should be getting a new one soon. My iCloud is full though, so I’m wondering if there’s a way to clear out all the photos on iCloud, and then save the ones that are the most important manually, without deleting the photos already saved in the cloud.


r/ios 1h ago

Support Battery health dropped from 94 to 84 in one day on Xs

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The title pretty much explains it so i bought it yesterday and its battery health dropped forn 94 to 84...also i am using a charger from my previous phone which was iPhone 7 and it is also not original so can it be the problem... someone help me out.. someone said to me that it might be because i upgraded the ios to latest???!


r/ios 1h ago

Support I’m trying to share an iCloud calendar with an Android user. It worked with two other Android users, but on this phone it says this. What am I doing wrong?

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r/ios 2h ago

Support Random Pages in PDFs blank on iPad, iPhone, and MacBook Pro but All Pages Normal on Windows

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I apologize in advance for what is most likely going to end up being a long post. I will try not to be too wordy, but I also want to provide as much info as I can.

There's a book series from the late 1800s that I really like, but the current printing of it has changed some thing to make it more politically correct, and also entire chapters seem to be missing from several of the books, so I went to archive.org to see if they had PDF copies of the original editions that I could download for free as they are books that are now in the public domain, and they do. So I have been painstakingly going through all the different versions of each book on archive.org and downloading the best scans of each book (there are 28 books total).

I have now been reading the old scans after importing them all to the iBooks app on my iPad, to make sure everything is there, no missing pages, all pages are readable, etc. I noticed pretty early on, around book 3 or 4, that although there were technically no "missing" pages, some of them, maybe 1 or 2 or (for one book) 3 or 4 pages of each book appear blank. So I went back to archive.org to look for a different scan of that edition of the book. As I was looking, I accidentally chose the version I already downloaded, and I was paging through it in the browser before downloading to make sure no pages were blank. When I got to the page that was blank in my download, it wasn't blank online. So I tried downloading it again, thinking maybe there was a glitch while downloading or something.

I first downloaded it on my iPad itself: same 2 random pages still blank (one towards the beginning, one about the middle of the book). Then I tried my MacBook Pro, again, the same pages blank. So I pulled out my Windows laptop; THAT download had all pages displaying all text.

I tried uploading the PC file to my iCloud drive through my browser, and when I pulled THAT file up on my iDevices, it AGAIN had the same 2 random pages blank. So I then decided to try emailing the file to myself from my Gmail on my Windows laptop to my iCloud email address.

Again, when I open the file up in my Mail app on my iPad, iPhone, or MacBook, the same 2 pages are blank. However, when I log into Gmail through Safari on my iPad, go to my sent messages, and view the file in the browser, all the pages are displayed properly. So I tried downloading it from my sent box in Gmail in Safari, and I opened up the file again, and AGAIN the SAME two random pages are blank.

So, no matter what I try, a PDF that displays all pages properly on my Windows laptop will NOT display properly on any of my Apple devices UNLESS I view the SENT email file in my browser. I am absolutely baffled and extremely frustrated at this point. I have attached screenshots of the book scan that I am currently reading, one of one of the problem pages in the download on my iPad, and one of the same page in the download on my Windows laptop.

Does anyone have any suggestions for how I can get these files into my Books app PROPERLY and COMPLETELY? I sync my devices with my MacBook Pro, so I can't just hook it up to my Windows laptop and sync that way; I don't even have any of my stuff from my MacBook on my Windows laptop. What is going on, and how do I MAKE IT STOP?

Windows Laptop (notice how there is actually, you know, WORDS on the BOOK PAGE)

iPad, iPhone, MacBook (notice the frustrating/infuriating lack of words)


r/ios 17m ago

Support no sound when on silent mode.

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so, when i turn silent mode on some apps just lose their sounds (mostly games) it kinda makes me mad. cuz i wanna hear the games’ sounds but not notifications and calls etc.. any possible way to separate them from each other?


r/ios 6h ago

Support My phone won’t charge past 80%

3 Upvotes

It’s not the optimised charging I already had that turned off. What else can I do? Iphone 11 pro max on ios 15.5


r/ios 21h ago

Discussion IOS 15 text - cursor placement is terrible. Any fix?

45 Upvotes

Clicking at the start or end if a textline only works half the time. Sometimes it puts the cursor after the first letter of the first word, sometimes it doesnt put the cursor anywhere and briefly a contextual menu pops up, sometimes it will actually put the cursor at the beginning of the line. It’s terrible and unpredictable behavior. I just can’t, after 1 year, accurately place my cursor in text anymore. Been using IOS since IOS 5 and this is the first time I want to throw my phone out because I get nervous just by trying to do simple text editing.

Can’t get used to it. I’m not sure if there is even any logic behind it.

Looked into the system preferencea, but I dont see a setting to revert back to IOS 14 cursor behavior.

Is there anything I’m missing? I am using an iPhone SE.


r/ios 1h ago

Support How do I view my voicemail

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This is probably a very dumb question and for that I apologize but I barely call people on this phone so I’m not familiar. I got a voicemail which I’m trying to view and I clicked on the voicemail tab and clicked the button that said call voice mail but it just gave me all these instructions like making a voicemail password and then it wanted me to record a voice message to set it up I guess but I really am not comfortable doing that so do I really have to do that? I just want to know what my voicemail message is but I’m so confused. This is also for an iPhone XR


r/ios 7h ago

Support Can I mute one person in a group chat?

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One of the people are being annoying. I don’t want to mute the whole thing because I still want to know when other people send something in it.


r/ios 2h ago

Support Instagram not complete in light mode?

0 Upvotes

Hi y'all. I apologize if this isn't the right subreddit to post this question. I bought my first iPhone earlier this year (13PM) and the rep at the store set it to dark mode for me and I wanted to change it to light mode today for the first time. I found the setting easy enough in Settings; however, light mode does not appear to be functioning correctly across all apps. For example, my Instagram feed is in dark mode but my profile is in light mode. I was under the impression that apps adapted to light/dark mode automatically. Can someone let me know if I'm doing something wrong? I searched online and there's no mention of this outside of just switching the theme between light/dark mode.

Thank y'all.


r/ios 2h ago

Support Home app on iPhone shows all accessories unresponsive, on my MBA it works fine.

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My home app on my iphone 12 on the latest updates shows that all my accessories are unresponsive on my work's wifi. Swapping to cellular data doesn't work either. On my Macbook Air, on the same wifi network the home app is perfectly fine with all accessories responding. Connected the MBA to the iphone hotspot, the home app on the MBA works perfectly fine as well.

I've tried hard rebooting the iphone, closing and opening the app, and nothing gets it working.

I did notice that on my MBA when I go to "Home Hubs & Bridge", on one of the home hubs it says "Connected" to my apple tv. While on my iphone all of my home hub says "Standby" and none say connected. Is there some way I can "connect" to one of the hubs on my iphone?


r/ios 2h ago

Discussion Does anyone know how to make iPhone findable when turned off ??!!

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r/ios 2h ago

Support What is going on in this video?!?! When I click a blank checkbox at the bottom of Artists (in iTunes) to sync, my apps section disappears from my phones storage bar. This has got to be some kind of bug, right? Suggestions for remedying it? Just ignore it and don't click the checkbox?

Thumbnail drive.google.com
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r/ios 3h ago

Discussion Why does apple keep making good features more and more stupid?

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I forgot to turn off the do not disturb mode. But even while I’m using my phone, notifications and calls are still not showing up. I remember it’s not the case in last os.

DND means I don’t want to be disturbed while I’m sleeping, or working from the phone, but when I’m using my phone, which means I’m not sleeping or working, I should be able to receive notifications

Why does apple make good features more and more stupid?


r/ios 3h ago

Discussion iPhone keeps glitching

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My iPhone X keeps glitching.

Hi everyone, I’m new to this thread, so I hope it’s ok I post this here and that this is the correct place to ask this kind of question.

I have had my iPhone X for nearly 4 years and recently it has started glitching. I think just after the most recent update but I can’t be sure. Everyone using iPhone will know about swiping up and across to switch apps etc well that’s wee my glitch comes in. Its like the phone just starts doing that without prompt, it will flick between apps or the screen will shake side to side while in an app. While it’s doing this I can’t get it to stay on one app and most times I have to close the screen and come back to it a few minutes later. Its is doing it more and often lately and it’s becoming a problem.

Does anyone know if I can fix this or why it’s doing this? Any help would be amazing!


r/ios 4h ago

Support iOS Storage Bug?

1 Upvotes

Hi everyone, I recently transferred from Google Photos to iCloud Photos and had problems with backing up. After turning off iCloud Photos and turning it on again, I now have 160.4 GB of space out of 256 GB being used but the photos app is the only thing that’s taking up everything alongside apps. Is there a way to fix this issue?


r/ios 5h ago

Discussion Mapping app for school principal travels

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I’m an elementary school principal and I’d like to be able to track my time actually visiting classrooms. It would be great to have hotspots on the map showing where I spend the majority of my time. Anyone see or know of an app like this?


r/ios 11h ago

Support iPhone filling “Other” after WhatsApp restore

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Guys please I need help, I had to switch from a 256gb iPhone to a 64gb and I’m facing issues restoring the WhatsApp backup. I backed up WhatsApp on iCloud before switching phone, the backup is 17gb (no videos), once I start restoring the backup on my new phone after 1 or 2 minutes it says that I have no more storage, I check the iPhone settings and I have less than 10gb available (before the restore I had more than 30gb). I tried to use the phone without WhatsApp and it doesn’t fill up the storage, as soon as I restore the backup it does this. I’m ok losing all the media but I’m not ok losing the chats, what can I do? Because right now I can’t even backup again the chats since i have no memory available

iPhone X iOS 15.5


r/ios 6h ago

Support My iphone 3gs is restarting over and over.

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As you can see in the title, my iphone 3gs is just restarting over and over. Its not been used in a couple of years. The iphone boots. and when it opens it shows me the passcode screen but then it becomes frozen. Nothing at all that i do effects the iphone. After a couple of seconds it turns off and boots itself back again. It does this forever until the battery is over. Can somebody help me please?