What If My iPhone/iPad Won’t Charge?

I have a problem with the battery. The problem is that when I plug my iPhone to charge he doesn’t make the chime noise and doesn’t show the green battery logo on the screen. He just start charging without making any sound and without showing anything on screen. I have a feeling that something is wrong, so please help!

If you’re trying to charge wirelessly with an iPhone 8 or later, first make sure that you can charge with the USB adapter and cable that came with your device. If that works, then get help with wireless charging. For a third-party accessory, check that it’s Apple certified.

What if your device charges slowly or won’t charge?

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Follow these steps and try again after each:

  1. Check your charging cable and USB adapter for signs of damage, like breakage or bent prongs. Don’t use damaged accessories.
  2. Use a wall power outlet and check for firm connections between your charging cable, USB wall adapter, and wall outlet or AC power cable, or try a different outlet.
  3. Remove any debris from the charging port on the bottom of your device, then firmly plug your charging cable into your device. If the charging port is damaged, your device probably needs service.
  4. Let your device charge for a half hour (If your device is unresponsive afterward, learn what to do).
  5. Force restart your device
  6. Let your device charge for another half hour.
  7. If your device still won’t power on or charge, take your device, charging cable, and charging adapter to an Apple Retail Store or apple authorized service provider for evaluation. You can also contact apple support.

Note: Keep in mind to back up important data in case of data loss

What if your device stopped charging at 80 percent?

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Your iPhone might get slightly warmer while it charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, if the battery gets too warm, software might limit charging above 80 percent. Your iPhone will charge again when the temperature drops. Try moving your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.

What if an alert says that your accessory isn’t supported or certified?

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These alerts can appear for a few reasons: Your iOS device might have a dirty or damaged charging port, your charging accessory is defective, damaged, or non Apple-certified, or your USB charger isn’t designed to charge devices. Follow these steps:

  1. Remove any debris from the charging port on the bottom of your device.
  2. Restart your iOS device
  3. Try a different USB cable or charger
  4. Make sure that you have the latest version of iOS
  5. Contact Apple Support to set up service

What If You Can’t Make A FaceTime Call On Your iPhone, iPad, Or iPod touch?

What if you can’t make or receive FaceTime calls?

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  • Make sure that your device has a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet or a cellular-data connection
  • Learn more if you’re using router, firewall, or security software that restricts Internet access
  • If you’re trying to use FaceTime over cellular, make sure that Use Cellular Data is on for FaceTime. Go to Settings and tap Cellular or tap Mobile Data, then turn on FaceTime. If you’re using an iPad, you might see Settings > Cellular Data
  • Go to Settings > FaceTime and make sure that FaceTime is on
  • If you see “Waiting for Activation,” turn FaceTime off and then on again. Learn what to do if you can’t activate FaceTime
  • If you don’t see the FaceTime setting, make sure that Camera and FaceTime aren’t off in Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps
  • Make sure that you have the correct phone number or email address listed
  • Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and turn on Set Automatically
  • Restart your device
  • Update your device to the latest version of iOS

What if you have connection or sound quality issues with FaceTime?

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Make sure that both you and the person that you’re calling are using a fast Wi-Fi or cellular connection. If you’re using Wi-Fi, FaceTime requires a broadband connection.

What if I can’t find the FaceTime app?

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  • Make sure that your device supports FaceTime. FaceTime isn’t available or might not appear on some iPhones and iPads purchased or used in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates, including Dubai. However, with iOS 11.3 or later, FaceTime is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in Saudi Arabia.
  • Go to Settings > Screen Time > Content & Privacy Restrictions > Allowed Apps and make sure that FaceTime and Camera are turned on.
  • Search for the FaceTime app in Spotlight or using Siri. If you or someone else removed the FaceTime app, you might need to restore it.
  • Update your device to the latest version of iOS.
  • Restore your device. (Note: don’t forget to back up your important data before the progress)

Hot Topics About Messages And iMessages

What is the difference between my messages and my iMessages on my iPhone? I’m trying to figure out why my regular messages from other people come in on green and my iMessages come in on blue. Why?

What’s the difference between messages and iMessages?

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  • iMessages are texts, photos, or videos that you send to iOS devices and Macs over Wi-Fi or cellular-data networks. These messages are always encrypted and appear in blue text bubbles. To turn iMessage on or off, go to Settings > Messages.
  • If you aren’t using iMessage, you can use SMS/MMS. These messages are texts and photos that you send to other cell phones or iOS devices. SMS/MMS messages aren’t encrypted and appear in green text bubbles on your device.

In a nutshell, blue is iMessage which you send and receive to fellow iPhone users, Green is regular text messages sent and receive, with wireless carriers to non iPhones, like Android, Windows, etc.

What if you get an error when trying to activate iMessage?

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  • Check your device settings
  1. Make sure that you’re connected to a cellular data or Wi-Fi network.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and make sure that your time zone is set correctly.
  • Turn off and restart iMessage and FaceTime
  1. Go to Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage
  2. Go to Settings > FaceTime and turn off FaceTime
  3. Restart your device
  4. Turn iMessage and FaceTime back on
  • Wait 24 hours
  1. Make sure that your device has the latest version of iOS
  2. If you’re using an iPhone, contact your carrier to make sure that you can receive SMS messages
  3. Contact Apple Support

What should I do if I can’t send or receive messages?

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  • Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • Make sure that you have a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection
  • Check with your carrier to see if the type of message you’re trying to send, like MMS or SMS, is supported
  • If you’re trying to send group MMS messages on an iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and turn on MMS Messaging
  • Make sure that your device has enough space to receive images and videos
  • Make sure that you entered the correct phone number or email address for the contact

Is it possible to get deleted messages/iMessages back?

The answer is yes! With the help of iFonebox, you can retrieve as many as 17 file types as long as they were not wiped out by new data.

 

 

 

 

 

What Can I Do To Fix A Call Failure In The iPhone XS Max?

I have the iPhone XS Max 256GB and when I call someone after like 10sec into the conversation I get a call failure and I have to call again. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance!

You might not be able to make or receive calls on your iPhone if you have certain settings turned on, if your software isn’t up to date, or if there’s a problem with your network.

Find out what to do if you see “No service” or “Searching” in the status bar. If you can’t make or receive calls on your iPhone, follow these steps, testing after each step:

  • Check your iPhone settings

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  1. Turn Airplane Mode on and off. Go to Settings and turn on Airplane Mode, wait five seconds, then turn it off.
  2. Check your Do Not Disturb settings. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and make sure it’s off.
  3. Check for any blocked phone numbers. Go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking & Identification.
  4. See if Call Forwarding is turned on. Go to Settings > Phone > Call Forwarding and make sure it’s off.
  • Update your software

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  1. Check for a carrier settings update.
  2. Check for an iOS software update. Some updates might require a Wi-Fi connection.

Keep in mind that you’d better back your important data up in case of data loss

  • Remove and reinsert your SIM card

 

 

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If your iPhone has a SIM card, remove the SIM card, then reinsert it.

  • Contact your carrier

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  1. When you contact your carrier, make sure that:
  2. Your account is set up to use your iPhone.
  3. There aren’t any localized service outages.
  4. Your account doesn’t have a billing-related block.
  5. Your calls don’t have errors on the carrier system.
  • Check your network settings

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  1. Reset your network settings. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. This will erase all current saved settings, including Wi-Fi passwords, preferred networks, and VPN settings.
  2. Try to make or receive calls in another location.
  3. Switch to a different network band. Go to Settings > Cellular > Cellular Data Options > Enable LTE and turn off Enable LTE, 4G, or 3G (this option will depend on your carrier and device model).
  • Get more help

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If you still can’t make or receive calls, restore your iPhone as new. If restoring doesn’t fix the issue, contact Apple Support.

 

Things We Know About Two-factor Authentication For Apple ID

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How it works?

  • Trusted devices: A trusted device lets apple know it’s yours and that can be used to verify your identity by displaying a verification code from Apple when you sign in on a different device or browser. You can also get a verification code from Settings on your trusted device.
  • Trusted phone numbers: A trusted phone number is a number that can be used to receive verification codes by text message or automated phone call.
  • Verification codes: A verification code is a temporary code sent to your trusted device or phone number when you sign in to a new device or browser with your Apple ID.

What to remember when you use two-factor authentication?

  1. Remember your Apple ID password.
  2. Use a device passcode on all your devices.
  3. Keep your trusted phone number(s) up to date.
  4. Keep your trusted devices physically secure.

Is this different than Apple’s current two-step verification feature?

Yes. It uses different methods to trust devices and deliver verification codes, and offers a more streamlined user experience. Two-factor authentication is required in order to use certain features that require improved security. The older two-step verification feature continues to work separately for users who are already enrolled.

What if I forget my password?

You can reset or change your password from your trusted device when you follow these steps.

  • On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
  1. Go to Settings > [your name]. If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > tap your Apple ID.
  2. Tap Password & Security.
  3. Tap Change Password.
  4. Enter a new password.
  • On your Mac:
  1. Go to System Preferences, then click iCloud.
  2. Choose Account Details.
  3. If you’re asked to enter your Apple ID password, click Forgot Apple ID or password and follow the onscreen instructions. You can skip the final steps below.
  4. Click Security > Reset Password. Before you can reset your Apple ID password, you’re required to enter the password used to unlock your Mac.

Do I still need to remember any security questions?

No. With two-factor authentication, you don’t need to choose or remember any security questions.

Can Apple Support help me regain access to my account?

Apple Support can answer your questions about the account recovery process, but can’t verify your identity or expedite the process in any way.

Can I turn off two-factor authentication after I’ve turned it on?

If you already use two-factor authentication, you can no longer turn it off. Certain features in the latest versions of iOS and macOS require this extra level of security, which is designed to protect your information.

Failed To Activate iMessage Or FaceTime? Fixed!

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We all know that iMessages don’t count against your messaging plan. Messages sent via iMessage can include photos, videos, and other info. And FaceTime calls don’t count against your cellular minutes. To use iMessage or FaceTime, you need to activate them on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you see an error message during activation, follow these steps.

When activating iMessage or FaceTime, you might see these messages:

  • Waiting for activation
  • Activation unsuccessful
  • An error occurred during activation
  • Could not sign in, please check your network connection

What to do?

  • Check your device settings
  1. Make sure that you’re connected to a cellular data or Wi-Fi network. If you’re using an iPhone, you need SMS messaging to activate your phone number with iMessage and FaceTime. Depending on your carrier, you might be charged for this SMS.
  2. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and make sure that your time zone is set correctly.
  • Turn off and restart iMessage and FaceTime
  1. Go to Settings > Messages and turn off iMessage
  2. Go to Settings > FaceTime and turn off FaceTime
  3. Restart your device
  4. Turn iMessage and FaceTime back on

Still not activated after a day?

It might take up to 24 hours to activate iMessage and FaceTime. If the issue continues after 24 hours, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure that your device has the latest version of iOS

Note: To prevent data loss, you’d better back up your important data

  1. If you’re using an iPhone, contact your carrier to make sure that you can receive SMS messages
  2. Contact Apple Support

Keep in mind:

  • You can also use your email address with iMessage and FaceTime. Sign in to your Apple ID account page and review all the email addresses you have on file, including the one that you’re trying to verify. If the email address is incorrect, you can update it. Then click Resend next to the email address that you want to verify.
  • If you can’t sign in to iMessage or FaceTime on your Mac, see if you can’t sign in to your iMessage account or FaceTime on your Mac.
  • FaceTime is not available in all countries or regions.

How To Manage Your iCloud Space On Your iPhone/iPad?

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When you set up iCloud, you automatically get 5GB of storage. You can use that space for your iCloud backups, to keep your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photos, and your documents up to date in iCloud Drive. If you reach or exceed your iCloud storage limit, learn how to manage your storage.

How to see how much iCloud storage you have?

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:

If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Tap iCloud Storage or Manage Storage.

If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, go to Settings > iCloud > Storage.

What if I run out of my iCloud space?

If you used up your free iCloud space, your device won’t back up to iCloud, new photos and videos won’t upload to iCloud Photos, and iCloud Drive, other iCloud apps, and your text messages won’t stay up to date across your devices. And you can’t send or receive emails with your iCloud email address.

How to make more space available in iCloud?

  1. Buy more iCloud storage. Plans start at 50GB for $0.99 (USD) a month. If you choose 200GB or 2TB plans, you can share your storage with family.
  2. Free up storage in iCloud by deleting content, like old iCloud Backups, photos, videos, files, mail, and text messages that you’re not using.

Also learn: What should I do before I delete data?

  1. You can decrease the size of your iCloud Backup and free up space in iCloud when you turn off backups for apps that you’re not using or delete old iCloud backups.
  2. Delete backups and turn off iCloud Backup for your device.
  3. You can make more space in iCloud when you delete photos and videos that you no longer need from the Photos app on any of your devices.
  4. You can also choose to save space on your device when you turn on Optimize device Storage in Settings.
  5. Reduce the size of your photo library
  6. You can manage and delete files you store in iCloud Drive from your iPhone/iPad
  7. Delete email messages from your iCloud email account
  8. Delete Voice Memos

 

 

 

iPad Pro Can Be Your Next Computer Due To These 5 Reasons

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Apple published a new 60-second spot through its official YouTube channel yesterday, provocatively titled “5 reasons iPad Pro can be your next computer”. And here they are:

  • It’s more powerful than most computers.
  1. Use multiple apps at the same time and drag and drop between them
  2. Switch apps using gestures
  3. Use two apps at the same time

Learn how to use Split View in Safari to see two websites at the same time on your iPad

  • It’s anything you want it to be as long as there’s an app for that.
  • It goes anywhere and stays connected everywhere.

Easily browse, search, and organize all of your documents in the Files app — and access them from any of your iOS devices.

  • Using it as easy as tapping, swiping, pinching and dragging.

It gives you instant access to the things you do the most. Quickly take a picture, turn on lights, or control your Apple TV — all with just a swipe.

  • It’s even better with Apple Pencil
  1. You can use Apple Pencil to write, markup, and draw with built-in apps and apps from the App Store. With some apps, like Notes, you can draw and sketch with an Apple Pencil.
  1. With iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9-inch, you can double-tap the lower section of Apple Pencil to quickly switch back to the tool you used last.

You can change what happens when you double-tap your Apple Pencil by going to Settings > Apple Pencil. Choose between these: switch between current tool and eraser, switch between current tool and last used, show color palette, off.

What if your Apple Pencil won’t pair with your iPad?

  • Make sure to center your Apple Pencil on the magnetic connector on the right edge of the iPad
  • Restart your iPad, then try to pair again
  • Go to Settings > Bluetooth and make sure that Bluetooth is turned on
  • On the same screen, look under My Devices for your Apple Pencil. If you see it, tap Forget this Device
  • Connect your Apple Pencil in to your iPad and tap the Pair button when it appears after a few seconds
  • If you don’t see the Pair button, wait for one minute while your Apple Pencil charges. Then try connecting your Apple Pencil again and wait until you see the Pair button.
  • If you still don’t see the Pair button, contact Apple Support.

PS: you may also interested in how to recover deleted/lost data from iPad.

What If You Can’t Send/Receive Messages On Your iPhone?

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I did the update today for my iPhone now my text messages aren’t working. I’ve tried shutting it down and restarting it. Help please! Thank you for your support.

Try these steps first:

  • Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • Check your network connection. To send a message as iMessage or MMS, you need a cellular data or Wi-Fi connection. To send an SMS message, you need to have a cellular network connection. If you turn on Wi-Fi Calling, you can send SMS messages over Wi-Fi.
  • Check with your carrier to see if the type of message you’re trying to send, like MMS or SMS, is supported.
  • If you’re trying to send group MMS messages on an iPhone, go to Settings > Messages and turn on MMS Messaging. If you don’t see an option to turn on MMS Messaging or Group Messaging on your iPhone, then your carrier might not support this feature.
  • Make sure that your device has enough space to receive images and videos.
  • Make sure that you entered the correct phone number or email address for the contact.

If you see a red exclamation point

  1. Check your network connection.
  2. Tap, then tap the red exclamation and try again.
  3. If you still can’t send the message, tap, then tap send as text message. Messaging rates may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.

If you see a green message bubble

It means that message was sent using MMS/SMS instead of iMessage. There are several reasons for this:

  • The person that you sent the message to doesn’t have an Apple device.
  • iMessage is turned off on your device or on your recipient’s device. To check if iMessage is turned on for your device, go to Settings > Messages > iMessage.
  • iMessage is temporarily unavailable on your device or on your recipient’s device.

If you’re in a group message but stop receiving messages

Check if you left the conversation. Open Messages and tap the group message. If you see a message that says you left the conversation, then either you left the conversation or you were removed from the group message. You can rejoin a group message only if someone in the group adds you.

Is it possible to recover accidentally text messages from my iPhone?

It’s not easy to retrieve erased contacts from the iPhone itself, but it’s not impossible. iFonebox is a professional iOS data recovery software that aimed to help you restore up to 17 file types like notes, text messages, safari bookmarks, phone numbers, calendar events, reminders and many more.

 

Get Help Of Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

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I charge my iPhone X every night wirelessly behind me. The phone was at 80% battery when I put it on the charging pad. This morning when I woke up, the phone signaled low battery. What happened? Is my battery having problems? I just updated iOS 2 days ago. Help!

Your iPhone 8 or later features integrated wireless charging that allows for an easy and intuitive charging experience. Your iPhone has a glass back that works with Qi-certified chargers that are available as accessories and in cars, cafes, hotels, airports, and furniture. Qi is an open, universal charging standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium.

What you need:

What are the specific steps?

  1. Connect your charger to power. Use the power adapter that came with your accessory or a power adapter recommended by the manufacturer.
  2. Place the charger on a level surface or other location recommended by the manufacturer.
  3. Place your iPhone on the charger with the display facing up. For best performance, place it in the center of the charger or in the location recommended by manufacturer.
  4. Your iPhone should start charging a few seconds after you place it on your wireless charger.

Here are some considerations:

  • Don’t place anything between your iPhone and the charger. If your case holds some of sensitive items like magnetic mounts, magnetic cases, remove them before charging or make sure that they aren’t between the back of your iPhone and the charger.
  • If your iPhone isn’t charging or is charging slowly and your iPhone has a thick case, metal case, or battery case, try removing the case.
  • If your iPhone vibrates, your iPhone might shift position. This can cause the charging mat to stop providing power to your iPhone. If this happens often, consider turning off vibration, turning on do not disturb, or using a case to prevent movement.
  • Depending on the charging mat you have, you might hear faint noises while your iPhone charges.
  • Your iPhone might get slightly warmer while it charges. To extend the lifespan of your battery, if the battery gets too warm, software might limit charging above 80 percent. Your iPhone will charge again when the temperature drops. Try moving your iPhone and charger to a cooler location.
  • Your iPhone won’t charge wirelessly when connected to USB. If your iPhone is connected to your computer with USB, or if it’s connected to a USB power adapter, your iPhone will charge using the USB connection.