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/r/iphone

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what's the best choice?

hey so i'm looking to buy a phone! im on a strict budget and these are the phones that im considering. (I don't use the camera and I'm not much of a gamer. I work with it)

  • iPhone XR: 199,00€
  • iPhone 11: 259,00€
  • iPhone 11 Pro: 285,00€
  • iPhone 12 mini: 280,00€

What do you guys think makes most sense for me? Thank you!

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2024/07/13
12:39 UTC

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Possibly ripped off

My iphone stopped working and i think its there needs to be a change of battery, i took it to a shop to get to get it fixed and he 'fixed' it. it was turning on for like half an hour and now its over heating and i still can't use it for now , he charged me £110. Has this fuck just ripped me off hugely?

2 Comments
2024/07/13
12:29 UTC

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I use a 13 Pro Max phone the apps were running smoothly Until the arrival of update 17.5.1 gosh I don't know why all this consumption of RAM even though I don't open a lot of apps in the background. What do they suggest to me is a factory reset because it takes a lot of time for me

2 Comments
2024/07/13
12:20 UTC

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Using old iPhone as webcam

I would like to be able to set up my old iPhone as a webcam at home where I can login to my old iPhone and watch my cat when I am away for the day.

Is there any advice on how to set this up?

I have no idea on the best way to even start with this.

0 Comments
2024/07/13
12:14 UTC

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Question: how to play videos in a loop?

I am trying to find a way to do this simple task:

  1. Open video on Gallery (locally stored)
  2. Start playing it, then when it ends, starts it over again automatically

BONUS: 3. Allow to lock phone screen and continue to play it in a loop

What I have tried already (and didn't work): put video in its own album, select slideshow, and toggle repeat option. For some reason this won't auto repeat on iPhone 13 Pro.

Is there an app I could download that could do those steps above easily?

1 Comment
2024/07/13
11:52 UTC

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rainbow screen

ano kaya maganda gawin dito di naman nabagsak at nadaganan kaka 1yr lng nung april iphone 14

3 Comments
2024/07/13
11:45 UTC

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Tracking Lost IPhone with Serial Number

Hello community , a relative of mine has lost a baggage with 2 new iPhones . Both of them have been powered on at least one time ( maybe for setup but I’m not sure ) but no Apple ID signed in . Serial Numbers are known to us from a picture taken before travelling . Is there any way to locate this 2 devices ? Can anything be done to at least flag them somehow and eventually track them ? Thank you

2 Comments
2024/07/13
11:09 UTC

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How to recover newer apps and passwords from old phone to old phone?

I have two used iPhones, one I only used as a music/podcast device, and the other was my working phone. I backed up both and switched SIM cards yesterday, erased one phone b/c I'm going to sell it, and now I don't have the newer apps and passwords on the phone I'm using. Somehow, I thought backup up and sync with iCloud would bring in all the newer items.

Is there anyway to pull it from iCloud to the other phone?

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2024/07/13
10:42 UTC

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If the iPhone 15 pro has a metal back, why does it also have a glass back? - They can make it lighter, sturdier, cheaper to make and even ask a higher price for it without glass back.

42 Comments
2024/07/13
10:37 UTC

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Slow and laggy Safari on IOS 17.4

Hi everyone, in the last months I've been experiencing a quite slow and laggy Safari on my Iphone 13 with ios 1.17.4, both during the typing and for example scrolling and opening the images on google search. I've searched many solutions, I tried to see if there are any updates available, I tried cleaning the search history and the app's cache, but nothing seems to work. What could the cause be? Thank you in advance

5 Comments
2024/07/13
10:19 UTC

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How do u know

How do u know if someone blocked u on iMessage? My message doesn’t show delivered so how do u guys know? If ur blocked or he/she doesn’t have wifi or what exactly

0 Comments
2024/07/13
10:17 UTC

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Switch from Android to iOS, I don't get the Hype

After ten years of Android (Samsung Galaxy s21 was my last Phone) I just but my first iPhone (iPhone 14 256gb) 1 month ago and i dont get why people love it so much. The reason Form me was the social pressur and wanting something different.

I miss Multitasking (picture in picture with Maps), The Keyboard is really Bad, Voice to Text makes 10x more mistakes than Samsung, Acces to the file System (for Downloads) is confusing, Subscripions (like YouTube premium) are 30% more extensive (like why wtf?), there is no Spam call Protection like Samsung has it and the back gesture ist really inconsistent

How do YOU handle these obsticels? Or du you know some workarounds?

This phone feels like a worse device and a real downgrade.

I have to say though, the Display Looks really nice and i love faceId

1 Comment
2024/07/13
10:13 UTC

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I know Im stupid for asking can safari give your Iphone malware

Does going to some pirate website like bflix or clicking an old not secure link on safari gonna give malware (I have bitdefender web protection for Iphone) I have my phone updated and everything.

11 Comments
2024/07/13
10:11 UTC

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Pinkish picture

Whenever I take a snapchat picture It turns pink, I just got this iphone 13, what do i do?

3 Comments
2024/07/13
09:59 UTC

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Screen protector suggestion

Any good screen protector that helps with sweaty hands my current one I can’t type on keyboard have to wipe it all the time very hot outside?

6 Comments
2024/07/13
09:58 UTC

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Anyone had luck getting a return late?

Basically yesterday was the last business day to return this phone, but due to traveling, and a sad tendency towards time blindness, I had put off looking into returning the phone to the weekend. So here I am, stuck.

Has anyone had any luck navigating support to get to return the phone a day later than the return period?

0 Comments
2024/07/13
09:28 UTC

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water damage?? help

i have an iphone 15, fully updated & bought brand new but for the past 4 days it’s been doing this weird thermal color change whenever i switch between apps, turn it off/on & whenever i first load into an app it’s just thermal color for 5 secs then goes away. any ideas on what it could be? how to fix it? & yes i’ve tried turning it off & back on again :) TIA

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2024/07/13
08:37 UTC

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What is this paper with message in Thai? Found in the box for my 15 pro max (new)

I found this slip of paper in the little pack with apple stickers etc in the box for my allegedly new 15 pro max, purchased from a carrier store in New Zealand.

It was similar paper stock and pretty similar size/cut compared to the other papers in there. However clearly not official Apple.

Is this maybe a refurbished phone? Runs very well and was pristine out of the box.

While I’m not overly worried, it’s a weird thing to come across in an otherwise flawless Apple new device experience.

I used iCloud photo translate:

This radio communication machine is exempt. Do not have a license to have Use the radio communication machine

Or set up a transport radio station according to the NBTC announcement. About radio communication machine And radio stations

Exempted transport does not require a license.

Radiocommunication under the Radiocommunication Act

Wed. Prof. 2498

13 Comments
2024/07/13
07:46 UTC

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How does my old iPhone still get texts/emails/etc?

Upgraded from an 8 to a SE3. Took the sim card out of the 8, put it into the SE and then migrated everything over using the Apple phone side by side black magic wizardy.

Now if I turn on the old phone it 'downloads' all my texts, emails, everything. How is that possible, some kind of proximity thing?

3 Comments
2024/07/13
07:46 UTC

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Should I be worried?

19 Comments
2024/07/13
07:30 UTC

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Mini Mic for Phone calls

So i bought a mini mic for 20 bucks which i link at the end of this that works just fine for everything… EXCEPT phone calls. it works for voice memos, recording and the mic picks up fine with any form of input but whenever i call somebody it immediately uses my phones microphone. Is there a way to fix this? and if not can somebody link me a mini mic that actually works for phone calls?

mic: https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Microphone-Canceling-Microphones-Interview/dp/B0CYZM793M/ref=mp_s_a_1_1_sspa?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.UnGkGyDP00Bj43L7lPDN_srMLLuWE8vkpyglTIstbNybvMUnTcFpI4aGYGGUvst7jWmKSIR720TckZ2phC8UY15byLeHZICF3ze_hPbladagilGYRjUnR2F3XoM0l8hR_WGX1sl5b2q0XWuIp9LXIj92rYPrNbIhfjR9sJ_rFE2dUaVnPtwVi-WrTMmarAgligI54l79vB9c1nSKClmwoQ.SjIuAH9fkZttb1lymaGpHB83I9TZtTEraJIIQWSaL2I&dib_tag=se&keywords=mini+mic&qid=1720854097&sr=8-1-spons&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9waG9uZV9zZWFyY2hfYXRm&psc=1

0 Comments
2024/07/13
07:05 UTC

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Will my old iPhone keep uploading photos to the cloud if I set up a new phone?

I’ve got my data backed up but the photos and videos are still backing up to the cloud and it seems like it’ll take days. Is it possible to start up my new phone from the backup and let my old one keep uploading to the cloud?

The device to device transfer isn’t working.

Thanks for any help/insight

1 Comment
2024/07/13
06:44 UTC

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External screen

Good Day fellow Applenerds

I have just googled my fingers bloody and could fnd nothing and hope to find an answer in here maybe or just to help others out which seek the very same specific device:

DOes any of you have seen a portable screen which can be paired with the IPhone for on the go? Preferably the device has the following specs:

  • Built in power (So that it does not need to be plugged in on the go)
  • Wireless connectivity with the iPhone
  • Preferably foldable so that it can easily be transportable in a small backpack.

All devices that I have found with built in power require a wired connection to the iPhone.

Looking forward to the discussion in the comments.

Best regards

1 Comment
2024/07/13
06:30 UTC

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How f****d am I? iPhone 11 Pro

Right now we are on vacation and my wife tends to tan herself until she looks like Larry the lobster with her phone in her hand. A few hours later she gives me her iPhone 11 Pro and tells me that it went off and doesn’t turn on anymore. I tried the Vol up-down-power button trick a bazillion times until I noticed, that the top of her display comes off.

What happened and what is likely to be the issue and does it justify the repair costs?

In my opinion the strong sun in the beach loosened the glue from the display and some moisture went inside.

44 Comments
2024/07/13
06:29 UTC

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Siri no longer disables my alarm

So far the other uses I have for Siri works but the alarms. The Siri ball moves when spoken to but fades away when my command is done and the alarms still go off. The weird this is the alarms will show that they’re off but proceed to still work…

I plan to turn off and on my phone later today to hopefully fix this problem

0 Comments
2024/07/13
06:24 UTC

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How fully reset my phone

I got scammed and my phone is locked, i reset him with itunes but now its write 'The iPhone is inextricably linked to the owner'. How fully reset phone without this?
(Ios 17.5, Iphone 11)

0 Comments
2024/07/13
06:22 UTC

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What does this mean? And why am I seeing it?

What does the Info symbol mean on a grayed out contact (circled in red on right)? It also shows a contact card with just the phone number that follows “phone” and “remove from recent” when you click on the info symbol.

I only see this contact when I go to send a new messaged and typed in “p”. I’ve never seen it before and am not aware of who the numbers belong to. Ive not sent these people any texts nor are they in my calls.

Could this be pulling up from a text or email or something throughly Siri?

2 Comments
2024/07/13
06:21 UTC

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Switching sim card to a different iPhone

Hello. My old iPhone 8 broke a week ago, and i can't turn it on.

I have just recieved a new iPhone SE 2, and i am wondering if i can just take the sim card from my old iPhone 8 and insert it in my new iPhone SE 2 sim-card slot and just recieve all my old apps an information from the iPhone 8 without problem?

Thanks in advance

1 Comment
2024/07/12
14:09 UTC

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System compatibility inspection?

Was having some issues with my iPhone, when asking about my iPhone battery, the apple technician told me the display needed a System compatibility inspection?

The only thing they were able to say was;

“These components are internal issues that needs physical inspection is there could be some disconnected or internal connectivity concerns.”

Has anyone else had this, or know what this is, iPhone 13 Pro, truetone still works and I’ve had no system notifications.

2 Comments
2024/07/12
15:06 UTC

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