The iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple Inc. It and the iPad, along with several other mobile devices from Apple, run on the iOS operating system, which has its own topic, as does the iPad for device-specific questions. Native iOS applications are written in Objective-C or in Swift using the Cocoa Touch frameworks or HTML5 compiled with the help of a package manager such as Adobe PhoneGap; a common IDE is Xcode.

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Many loved their Windows Phone for its superior design. That included the contemporary ringtones. Now, having an iPhone, you are kicked back at square one with a dull variety of ringtones of yesterday. Rejoy, here is how to retrieve the superior Windows Phone ringtones and bring them to your iPhone.
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by:Gustav Brock
For those interested (Andrew), I managed to bring the ringtones to an old Android (Sony Xperia) phone.
It was nothing more than:

  1. Connect the phone via USB. It will appear as a normal, external drive in Windows Explorer
  2. Open this drive (Xperia arc S) and locate the folder ringtones, placed on the SD-card of the phone
  3. Copy the m4a Essential Collection files (not the m4r files) to that folder
  4. The ringtones will, on the phone, immediately be listed by there tagged title

I wouldn't expect it to be much different on a newer Android phone.
Read this post to discover how will you get your first iPhone App Approved by Apple. Make these necessary changes to prevent rejection of the app.
If you have a smartphone, I'm sure you've noticed that web applications are changing. Yet, are you aware of how these changes are going to impact your organization or company?
This article summarizes the problem of addictive cell phone usage that college students across the country are facing. It covers the issues with obsessive cell phone addiction, reasons why this is happening, and what we can do to solve this problem.
Learn how to use the free Acronis True Image app to easily transfer data between iPhones and Android phones.
After hours on line I found a solution which pointed to the inherited Active Directory permissions . You have to give/allow permissions to the "Exchange trusted subsystem" for the user in the Active Directory...
Is your phone running out of space to hold pictures? This article will show you quick tips on how to solve this problem.
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HDR photos are the same size as a normal photo, they're just enhanced so they shouldn't affect storage unless you keep the original as well.

Even selecting optimized photo roll will use space on your phone.  It's just that the phone will modify the size of the cache according to how much space there is available on your device.  e.g. on my Android, Google Photos has a 500mb cache.

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by:L C

Iphone. Whatsapp backup. Google. Free and unlimited media storage.
By installing Google Photos on your iphone, you will be able to backup all your iphones media, including your Whatsapp Folder/Album (Photos, Videos, Voicenotes, GIF's).  

You wont need to buy extra storage for Google Drive, becuase Google Photos has an option for unlimited storage, so this does count against your default Google Drive space.

If you choose to backup your Whatsapp media (Photos, Videos, Voicenotes, GIF's) this way, you can still backup your chat database to icloud, in your whatsapp settings, you can choose to backup chats without videos, so you wont use up your up your icloud storage space, by duplicating videos already backed up with Google Photos.

Google Photos also has an assitant to help you remove media on your device that has already been backed up, this is optional, but helpfull if you need to recover storage space on your device. You will need a data connection or wifi access to access your media files, or just choose for offline access for selected media files.
Email is way too noisy, prone to hiding the important stuff, and really becoming unreliable for critical/timely communications. There are better ways to communicate.

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by:Craig Kehler
This is so true
There’s always stuff going on. I punch email in the face in 15-minute bursts about six times a day.

Email is antiquated.
A brief look into what is, how to use, and how to make GIFs

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by:Marcos Daniel
I was wondering, how should I use gifs in a professional setting, if at all?

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
How to take pictures with depth using iOS 10
You should read OS supplied guidelines before developing. I can't stress that enough. The guidelines will help you understand the reasons mobile app developers do what they do. Apple is very particular when they review appstore submissions.
Set up iPhone and iPad email signatures to always send in high-quality HTML with this step-by step guide.
Let Bitmoji into your life. Now is the time to learn a new language of smartphone messaging with this brief introduction.
Is your iPhone or Samsung device having trouble connecting to your Microsoft Exchange Server? The purpose of this article is to provide as many crowd sourced solutions found on Experts Exchange.
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Hi Vinay,

That is a good question.  I have submit this question for you to our experts to see if they can help you resolve this problem.

Thank you for reading!
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Check that active sync is still on on the server.  All,  or almost all, smart phones will at least attempt to use activesync first when connecting to an exchange server.
Learn new improvements released by Google for Google Calendar. Noted in this article are simple tips and tricks that can make your everyday use of Google Calendar better.
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.

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by:Sean Plemons Kelly, CISSP
The title feels pretty click-baity.

If there isn't an actual way to change the priority, then why is that the title?
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From the summary:
Short answer to this question: there is no effective WiFi manager in iOS devices as seen in Windows WiFi or Macbook OSx WiFi management, but this article will try and provide some amicable solutions to better suite your needs.

I chose the title to fit what people will probably search for.  Sometimes the solution is, there is no solution, but there are feasible work arounds.
iCloud Drive was introduced after iOS 8 was launched last year. This drive is Apple’s online storage device that lets users sync their files and access them from all their Apple devices.
There is a lot of data that is not automatically backed up on your devices such as photos and documents. iCloud Drive can sync and download all your data between any device. Follow this guide to learn how to set up and use iCloud Drive.

Set up iCloud Drive with your phone

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud.rsz-1.png
  2. If you have not upgraded to the drive when iOS 8 was launched, you can do it now by clicking on Upgrade to iCloud Drive. Keep in mind that your other devices must be upgraded to iOS 8 or OS X Yosemite to access all your files from your iCloud. rsz-img-3758.png
  3. Now you can manage what data can be accessed and synched from your phone.  rsz-3.png

Set up iCloud with your Mac

  1. Go to System Preferences > iCloud.
  2. Once iCloud Drive is enabled, select Options.rsz-14.png
  3. Now you can see what data is stored and synched from your Mac.rsz-15.png
  4. You can access your iCloud Drive through Finder. rsz-16.png
  5. You can open, edit and save material in your Drive to be synched with all your other devices.
You can also access your drive by visiting through the web and signing in with your Apple ID. 

iCloud Drive Storage

iCloud Drive has 5 gigabytes of free storage for all users. You can manage your storage through System Preferences > iCloud > Manage7.pngYou can also upgrade the size of your storage buy clicking Buy More Storage8.png
There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
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by:William Fulks
Great article. At my work, I inherited an iPhone from a former employee who had set up their personal account on there and Apple refused to do anything to help us even through we owned the phone. I had to go through several people to track down the former employee via Facebook and talk her into resetting the password so I could unlock the phone.
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Thanks, William.  That sounds like an awful route to have to take to recover a company owned phone, but at least it worked!  Hopefully more folks are able to learn about this issue and prevent it from happening in the future.
phones-cropped.jpgLet me explain this picture a little bit.  First, in case you haven't already guessed, you are looking at my 2 phones, an Android Samsung Galaxy S5 on the left and an iPhone 5 on the right.  They are on their respective cradles on my desk.  But, you may ask, why in the world do you have 2 phones - for 2 heads?  No, but not far off.  

Because of my work, where I am the IT goto guy for my department, I decided it was a necessity to have at least some experience with iPhones, iPads and Android devices.  This is mainly because our workplace does not have any policy restricting what devices can or cannot be on our network other than they have to have security software installed.   And I am then tasked with the job of having to troubleshoot ANY device, carried by someone in my department, that connects to the network (and they all use wifi at least).  There are some of my colleagues here that look like they are wearing a batman utility belt.  I know of at least one person who carries an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, WiFi AP, and a pager.  We all write, or try to write help documents for all these devices in regards to our network.  Such things as how to connect your device to our exchange server and how to configure your device to connect to our WiFi.  In order for these to documents to be at all helpful, we include screenshots of actually doing whatever we are describing (or sometimes I just make a movie).  To make those screenshots and to know what you are …

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by:Maidine Fouad
It really Depends on how much app's you have installed/Or running on your Android

Having Heavy draining Apps Running all day long(on both of the phones ) will shorten your batterys Life , and the power will not last as it was, Especially on Android

Being an android user , Some Apps Keep Auto Run on startup altough you didnt use them yet , Its quicker to run them since they are already executed on the background but it drains power : /, it is better to disable Auto start on the most Power-hungry ones

Benchmarks Are usually using Stock phones with no Apps on thems , and with no apps Android battery lasts longer:

Iphone has a more powerfull processor :

And in the underground Ios's are jail braked In order to Enable Customizations , that doesn't not equalize the equation ...So yeah Perhaps Carrying both is a must For It professionals

I wonder what kind of Applications Iphone User's have/Use especially in work ? are they the same as Android ?
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I wondered the same.  My boss has an iPhone and needs to be able to get files of of our one they are on.  The only real option is the cloud.  He uses an FTP app as well, and with enough configuration you can use what amounts to a files app.

As an IT professional,  I have found one of the best apps for iOS is on the iPad only, called CI (computer inventory) from imobile3,  it does almost everything I need from an inventory app. There are others which do a better job of either querying the computers or storing the info (see my article on it here : http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/18542/Finding-a-Computer-Inventory-Application-for-Use-with-Mobile-Devices.html).
Are you looking to clear some space on your phone for the latest iOS 8 update? Did you switch to Spotify so you no longer need to keep music native on your phone? Run out of space for taking photos while in the middle of vacation? Sometimes the quickest, easiest thing you can do is remove those old songs on your phone that don’t stand up over the years – it’s ok, we all have them.

Let’s review how to delete a song, an album, or all the music from your iPhone.

Disable iTunes Match
Before we start removing music from the iPhone, we have to make sure iTunes Match is disabled. If it isn’t, our phone won’t let us delete music directly from our iPhone (we would have to do so through iTunes on our computer – thanks Apple).

Settings > Music > “Show All Music” slider should be set to “Off”. This will hide all music that is not downloaded on your device, this will NOT affect music that you loaded onto your iPhone from your computer. 
Music01.pngDelete All Music
If you want a fresh start to your music collection, you can do it all at once, rather than taking the time to delete one album or song at a time.

Under your Settings > General > Usage (this can take a second, as it’s scanning all of your apps) > Music
Music02.pngFrom here you will see information about all of your apps. Select Music > Edit > All Music (red minus sign) > Delete  
Delete an Entire Album
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by:Lucas Bishop
Great write up! Since a delete option wasn't readily available in the UI, I wasn't even aware this could be done.
The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was a complete game changer for Apple. Steve Jobs had even showed his distaste for larger phones, calling them “Hummers”. But to compete with larger smartphones, Apple finally introduced the iPhone 6 with a 4.6-inch screen and the iPhone 6 Plus with a 5.5-inch screen in September of 2014. It’s the largest and the thinnest phone Apple has to offer and includes higher quality display, camera, software and battery life.
Here’s why you should buy the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus:
  1. Display: The people who are making the switch to the iPhone 6 the most are people with larger phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note. If you want a bigger screen with a better display and readability, then the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus would be the right choice for you. The iPhone 6 has a resolution of 1335x750 pixels. The brightness levels on the iPhone 6 is also better than previous phones and the display is rich and vibrant with the improved retina HD display. 
  2. Camera: Although the camera is still 8-megapixels like the iPhone 5, there is now a wider f/2.2 aperture, larger pixels at 1.5 microns and an improved auto-focus system. There is also slow-motion mode for videos.
  3. Software: iOS 8 was introduced for iPhone 6. This includes inter-app communication where content can be shared across apps. “Reachability” is also a new tool that can be used with the iPhone 6. This allows a user to double-tap

The release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus was extremely successful for Apple. However when iOS 8.1 was introduced, many iPhone users complained of quick battery drainage. Without even knowing, you may be unnecessarily using up your battery power.

Follow these tips and tricks to increase the longevity of the battery on your iPhone.

Battery Usage

You can check which apps are using more of your battery power by visiting Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage. 1.PNG 

Use this list to see which apps you should use less often or to help you remember which apps to close right after using.


Background App Refresh

Some apps on your phone can actually be running while it is open but not in use. These apps are constantly refreshing and using up your battery to push data and check for new content. Visit Settings > General > Background App Refresh. 2.PNGUse the Background App Refresh toggle to turn this function off completely or individually select specific apps to turn on or off. 


Location Services

Your battery will be constantly used to update your location if your location services are turned on for all of your apps. Visit Settings > Privacy > Location Services to see which apps are checking for your location. 3.PNGYou can click on each app and choose whether you want your location to be updated While Using the App or Never. 4.PNG

Fetching New Data

The data associated with your Mail, Contacts, Calendars and iCloud are either pushed to your iPhone from the server or fetched. If it is pushed, this means that your server is looking for new data such as emails in real-time to send to your phone. If your data is fetched, this means that data is looked for once you open the app or when you choose to.


To save battery life, visit Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data and turn off Push by clicking on the toggle.


However, this is not practical if you want to receive your emails frequently. In this case, scroll down to the Fetch section and choose how often you want the data to pushed to your iPhone. To maximize the potential of your battery, fetch less often. 5.PNG 


A good amount of your battery is used just to create the animations and the parallax effect to show depth on your iPhone. An example of parallax occurs when you turn on your iPhone and the wallpaper moves as you tilt your phone.


To turn off parallax visit Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion. Then select the toggle to turn it off.6.PNG


Much of your battery can be saved if you lower your brightness. Visit Settings > Display & Brightness. If you choose Auto-Brightness your phone will detect the amount of light in the environment and based off of that it will decrease or increase the display brightness. Personally, I always keep my brightness at the absolute minimum to save my battery. 7.PNGHopefully these tools help maximize your battery’s life power.  

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Decent content, but the images are waaaayyyyyyy too big in comparison to the text.
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With an article in edit mode, there are source code settings like below for the images:

style="max-width: 800px;"></

This allows to make the images smaller. But, the adjustment changes an image size while the author is in edit mode. So, after saving the changes, the image sizes ignore the setting just made. This has been my experience. Apparently, it is under consideration article edit utility to be upgraded. Verify with Netminder.

Cell phones contain everything nowadays; our whole lives in one single device. With important data, contacts, photos, emails, credit card information and much more, our phones can be convenient yet detrimental if ever lost or stolen. 

Use these steps to prevent loss or to easily track and find your lost or stolen device.  

Find your Apple Device

Find My iPhone is the perfect app to use on your desktop or on your phone when trying to find any Apple device. It allows you to find, lock or erase data from your iPhone. To set up your phone so that you can easily track and find it if you were to ever lose it, follow these steps.

To set up Find My iPhone, make sure your phone’s GPS location is on. This will help in finding your device if it was ever to get lost or stolen.

  1. Go on your phone and select Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone
  2. ​​Tap the toggle to turn on your GPS tracking for the app. This will allow you to track your device.


Now if you ever lose your cell phone you can use a desktop computer or any other device to find the location of your phone.
Follow these steps to find your device through a desktop:
  1. Go to www.icloud.com
  2. Enter your Apple ID and password
  3. Select Find My iPhoneicloudfind.png
  4. As long as your location services is turned on, you should be able to see the location of your phone.
  5. From here, you can select Play Sound to try locating your phone if it is nearby. Or you can select Erase iPhone
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Nice article.  I have to say that the built in ways to do this tend to work very well and I assume that is why you were looking at them.  Although I don't endorse any 3rd party apps, I have had the trustgo security app on my android for too many years and it has found my phone and saved me several times, even one time in the dead of night when the ringer had been turned off, trustgo located it to within 5 feet and then I set the alarm off and found it on the ground a couple of feet from where I was standing.  The kicker was it was almost pitch black at the time.

What's a UDID?

If you're involved in developing, testing, or even reviewing an iOS application that's in beta, then at some point you may need to know the UDID for any iOS devices that you'll be testing on. What's the UDID? It stands for Unique Device Identifier, and much like it sounds, is a unique identifier for each and every iOS device. Knowing this number is crucial for granting a specific device permission to run an app that's still in development and not yet released to the public. This way, developers can ensure that their unreleased apps aren't ending up on devices they shouldn't!

OK, I've Just Been Asked for Mine

Great! Let's assume you've been invited as a beta tester for some cool new app. (Lucky you!) The developer has asked you for your iPhone or iPad's (or even an iPod Touch's) UDID so that they can set the provisioning profile that'll allow your device to run the beta version of their app. It's easy. Here's what you do:

Step 1: Connect Device to Computer

Connect the device to a computer that's running iTunes. Ideally, you've already got a computer that you synchronize with or backup your iDevice to. Use that one. (If not, then you'll need to get iTunes on a system that you can attach the device to. Just head over to http://www.apple.com/itunes/ to get the iTunes installer. It's ok, I'll wait.)

Step 2: Launch iTunes

If iTunes hasn't launched already (in …
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
Thanks for this.

Just for info you can also collect the Apple UUID from Windows' registry without iTunes installed - as the iPhone/iPad will identify itself via Plug'n'Play through the USB interface.

There are multiple registry entries but as an example:

="USB\VID_05AC&PID_12xx\<your 40 character UUID is here>"

"USB\VID_05AC&PID_12xx" relates to the Apple DeviceID so for example 129F would mean an iPad 2 (WiFi version) has been connected. (
See below for iPad/iPhone device codes)

The DeviceID and UUID are both used to check devices subscribed to beta projects by programmers.

This might be a useful adjunct to this piece if your readers can't for some reason install iTunes on the Windows device they have available to them.

iPhone/iPad DeviceIDs

12A8 	iPhone 5, 5s, all 6 variants
12A0 	iPhone 4s
129c	iPhone 4 (Verizon)
1297 	iPhone 4 (Telus)
1290 	iPhone Original
1292 	iPhone 3G
1294 	iPhone 3Gs
129A 	iPad
129F 	iPad 2 (WiFi)
12a2	iPad 2 (GSM)
12a3	iPad 2 (CDMA)
12a3	iPad 2 #2 (WiFi)
12a4	iPad 3 (WiFi)
12a5	iPad 3 (CDMA)
12a6	iPad 3 (GSM)
12ab	iPad 4 (All variants incl Mini)

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Thanks, MASQ! That's great info. I could definitely see that being useful if someone's in a situation where they can't get iTunes on the system available to them.


The iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple Inc. It and the iPad, along with several other mobile devices from Apple, run on the iOS operating system, which has its own topic, as does the iPad for device-specific questions. Native iOS applications are written in Objective-C or in Swift using the Cocoa Touch frameworks or HTML5 compiled with the help of a package manager such as Adobe PhoneGap; a common IDE is Xcode.