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Can I get landline caller ID on a cell phone?

Caller ID on landlines typically shows the name of the person or business calling. Caller ID on cell phones only shows the name if you have it in your cell phone contact list. Otherwise it just shows the number. Why the difference? [more inside]
posted by alms on Nov 25, 2015 - 6 answers

What's up with my phone?

Using my iPhone 5S on Ting, I seem to have some data usage every day. This occurs even on days when my phone never leaves the house, where we have good wifi coverage. (The "wifi assist" that snuck in with the new ios was disabled long ago.) It's never very much data - usually around .02 megabytes - so it isn't impacting my bill, but the fact that it occurs at all is puzzling and I'd love to understand why. Can anyone help?
posted by DrGail on Nov 23, 2015 - 7 answers

How to email myself that I have a phone call?

I have a habit of muting my phone, dumping it into my bag, and forgetting that the phone has been silenced. I also spend a lot of time at the computer or using a tablet, so if I could just have the phone send me email, I'd know I had a call. I have an iPhone 6 with service from Verizon. [more inside]
posted by AMyNameIs on Nov 21, 2015 - 15 answers

iphone apps for running; out of town edition

I am looking for an iPhone app that will take me on a nice run in a town I am unfamiliar with. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Nov 20, 2015 - 3 answers

What's my best upgrade option for a teetering iPhone 4?

My wee, sturdy iPhone 4 is reaching the end of its unnatural lifespan. I plan to get a new phone in January and cannot decide from these options: 5s, 6, and [unknown Android capable of seducing me]. Difficulty level: Canadian; have a decent month-to-month phone plan now and don't want to settle for less; smallish hands. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Nov 19, 2015 - 18 answers

Not-terrible, sub-$50 microphone for iPhone for interviewing parents?

Not-terrible, sub-$50 microphone for iPhone for interviewing parents? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Nov 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me make a collage of photos and send it off to be printed A4 (UK)

I have tons of photos of me and my partner on my iphone and would like to put them all together in a grid fashion (maybe 10x7 photos ish) to then be sent off and printed so i can frame it and give it to her as a present. I would really like an app that would be able to do all of this in one shot but cant seem to see any. Failing that, any other option that is kind of straight forward. Id rather not be messing around with Photoshop templates and stuff if possible.
posted by aqueousdan on Nov 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Seeking simple album-oriented music player for my iPhone and iPad

I like to listen to albums and playlists from my music collection on my iPhone. I don't need a streaming service, or radio, or recommendations, or social networks. I just want a simple user interface that lets me pick out an album (or maybe a playlist) and listen to it. Does such a thing exist for iOS? The built-in music app has gotten way too complicated, and does not work well for me or my family. [more inside]
posted by alms on Nov 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Dictation App for iPhone?

I've been doing a lot of hands-on failure analysis and inspection for my work, and I need a good way to dictate inspection notes using my iphone. You know in TV when the coroner describes the autopsy as he's doing it? Like that. I'd really prefer it to be an iOS app, but some kind of laptop app would be vaguely acceptable. Specific Required features inside. [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Nov 16, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me find an iPhone app for tracking all the (numerical) things

I need an app to easily track various things in my life that can be captured as numbers. I'm sure the app I'm looking for exists, but I just don't know how to search for it. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Nov 12, 2015 - 11 answers

Ringo no uta

It's time to buy some more lovely Apples. Can you help me decide which exact models of iPad or Air + iPhone to buy? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Nov 5, 2015 - 7 answers

desktop site suddenly won't load on chrome for iPhone

I can't get my phone (iPhone 6, iOS 9.1) to load the swagbucks.com desktop site in chrome. whether I request it on the site itself or using chrome's "request desktop site" button, it just keeps loading and reloading the mobile site. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Nov 1, 2015 - 3 answers

How do I backup my iphone photos / I hate technology

My phone storage is almost full and I have ~1800 photos. I'm trying to back them up and am finding icloud so confusing. Please help me using simple words, I am not up to date on technology. [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Headset for iPhone that doesn't make me sound like I'm in a tunnel

I just started a telecommuting job, and will be using my cell phone as my office phone. I would love to find a plug-in handset to use, since I'll be having lots of phone meetings. I've tried a couple options, but both distort the way I sound and won't do for a professional use. Has anyone found something that works? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by rocketing on Oct 23, 2015 - 5 answers

How do I connect an iPhone and digital recorder to record calls?

I do a lot of interviews by phone. I want to connect my phone (an iPhone 6) to my digital recorder (the amazing little Sony ICD-UX533) so that I'm recording both sides of the conversation. Sounds easy enough, right? Not so fast. [more inside]
posted by bassomatic on Oct 22, 2015 - 8 answers

Why don't iPhone ringtones automatically transfer?

This is the second time I have updated to a new iphone in the past four years and again after doing a complete backup and then restore from the backup to the new phone, my paid for ring tones do not transfer over. [more inside]
posted by OkTwigs on Oct 21, 2015 - 3 answers

iOS 9 "Message has not been downloaded" on IMAP?

Has anyone else had trouble with an iPhone running iOS 9 that is giving the "This message has not been downloaded from the server" error on a Cox.net IMAP account, not a POP account? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Oct 20, 2015 - 2 answers

Moving from Apple to Android

I'm about to make the move from an iPhone to a Nexus 5X running Android. If you've made the iOS to Android switch recently, what was your experience like? What surprised you? What confused you? What did you forget to think about and do that you wish you had?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Oct 16, 2015 - 15 answers

Transfer apps from iPhone to iPad

The title says it all, with two caveats: 1. Don't want to have to enter in all the passwords to various password protected apps. Number two is below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 16, 2015 - 10 answers

How can I use my iPhone to track my wandering last weekend?

I need to use my iPhone to find out where I drank last weekend. Lost some things I must have set down at a bar. [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Oct 14, 2015 - 7 answers

I am an adult, god fucking damn it!

I recently updated the software on my iPhone 6, and now I can't access my (or any) explicit content. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper on Oct 12, 2015 - 6 answers

Sharing Google calendar in iOS without sharing email

How can my ex-wife and I share our Google calendars with each other in iOS so they're available on our iPhones, but without having access to each other's email? [more inside]
posted by Arthur Vandelay on Sep 30, 2015 - 5 answers

Digitize My Lab Log?

Is there an easy way to track hours, tasks or projected completed, and also be able to add notes in a single app? [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Sep 29, 2015 - 1 answer

Unlocking My Previous AT&T Phone

I just bought an unlocked iPhone 6S, and am using it with AT&T (I'm currently off-contract with them entirely). I need to get AT&T to unlock my previous phone (iPhone 5C) so I can sell it to a friend who's on Verizon. Problem is, the 5C shows "no service", because AT&T (correctly) thinks the 6S is the phone for the account. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Sep 28, 2015 - 17 answers

Non-scammy ringtones for iPhone?

I'm sick of my ringtones, and would like a new one. Ideally free, but pay is OK, too. I have an iPhone, and specifically I'd like Olivia Pope's ringtone. Googling this is a big ole mess, and the App store is no better. Every webpage and app look like they are designed specifically to brick the phone. Halp.
posted by Stewriffic on Sep 26, 2015 - 8 answers

iPhone stuck on iTunes after ios9 upgrade, no computer HELP please

FML. I upgraded my iphone STUPID ME and now it is stuck with a prompt that just says "iTunes." I don't have a computer available, and I have to meet people in a few hours ... phone is our only method of communication. PLEASE HALP
posted by cyndigo on Sep 24, 2015 - 13 answers

Help me bounce back from a (non-violent) mugging

I was mugged on my way home 2 nights ago. I wasn't hurt, but presumably that's because the attackers were only interested in my iphone and ipod, which they took. I'm relatively new to my neighborhood and have never been the victim of crime before, despite my 20 years in NYC. Have you? What did you do/not do in order to move past the incident and stay safe? [more inside]
posted by fingers_of_fire on Sep 23, 2015 - 8 answers

Selling my Verizon EDGE phone without opening it

I recently got an iPhone 6s through Verizon as I had the 25$ line access discount for converting to Edge but don't want a new phone. I also got in on the $300 iphone trade in from a friends old 5S. Now, the phone is being delivered Friday. I'm looking to sell it on eBay and would like to sell it "sealed". [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Sep 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Will I regret the iPhone 6s+?

It's phone upgrade time and I'm looking to switch out my 5S for the 6s+. I'm really excited about the larger battery life but am concerned that it's too huge for daily use. Am I better off getting the 6s? [more inside]
posted by touareg on Sep 20, 2015 - 19 answers

substitute for Evernote?

I have tried and failed to get Evernote working on my iMac or other Apple devices, so I am looking for a substitute. [more inside]
posted by uans on Sep 20, 2015 - 15 answers

Help us choose an iPhone 6s model

My wife is interested in buying an off-contract new iphone and switching to MVNO service but I have questions about compatibility of the two different models. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by ghharr on Sep 17, 2015 - 5 answers

switching from Android to iPhone: how does it work?

I am a Windows PC/Android person to the teeth, have never used any Apple hardware or software other than iTunes in my life, and am now suddenly in the position of having to use an iPhone 4S running iOS 8 as my main phone for the indefinite future. Everything about the iPhone is deeply confusing to me. Is there a way for me to recreate the Android (Lollipop) experience? If not, can you help me learn how to adjust? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Sep 16, 2015 - 24 answers

specific (g)mail notifications on iPhone?

I'd like to be notified on my iPhone for email from one or two specific email addresses. I have gmail. I have it set up as my mail account on the phone. How can I be notified of only specific mail, not all incoming? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Sep 11, 2015 - 6 answers

Change starting address on Google Maps on iPhone - plea from a stranger

At my business I received an email from a customer who is trying to navigate using their iPhone. Some strange text is in the default starting location in Google Maps, and they are 70 and don't know how to change it to their actual home address. [more inside]
posted by lockedroomguy on Sep 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Should I buy a new smartphone? iPhone 6S edition

Should I upgrade my iPhone 5 to the new 6S, or an as-yet-unidentified Android phone? Biggest priority: SMALL size with best specs possible. [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Sep 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Using a Verizon/CDMA+GSM iPhone on a US GSM network

Verizon have simplified/Europeanized their plans such that you can just buy the phone outright upfront and pay for service month-to-month (I think!). Given that, if I were to buy a new Verizon iPhone next week, I would own a GSM+CDMA phone outright and not have a long-term contract with Verizon. In the future, could I then put a US (not overseas) SIM card in that phone and have it work? Or would I still need to pay a ransom to get the phone unlocked to use it on, e.g. T-mobile or AT&T? [more inside]
posted by caek on Sep 10, 2015 - 4 answers

iphone app no longer available in US itunes

My friend showed me an app on her iphone 4 (I have the same model). I loved it at first sight, and it was free, to boot! Unfortunately, it's no longer in the itunes store. [more inside]
posted by dancing leaves on Sep 10, 2015 - 7 answers

0 results for guy screaming on toilet taco bell iphone

There's this vine I saw a few weeks ago. By way of summary: [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Sep 6, 2015 - 2 answers

Seeking super simple calendar app

So, I currently have a system where when I accomplish a certain daily goal, I stick a star sticker on a physical calendar. Now I want to keep doing that, but on my phone! [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Sep 2, 2015 - 7 answers

Any recovery options for data of deleted iPhone app?

I accidentally deleted an iPhone app (Voice Recorder). Associated with the app were audio files that I didn't have anywhere else, some of which I'd be pretty bummed to lose. There are no phone backups. Is it possible that these files still exist on my phone, and with the right tools, one could recover them? [more inside]
posted by weston on Aug 31, 2015 - 7 answers

Looking for a digital camera recommendation

Looking for a digital camera recommendation. Something small and compact to take biking and hiking that is able to take action shots. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 31, 2015 - 7 answers

Grocery list apps, late 2015 edition

I need a grocery app that my husband and I can both add to/sync lists for iOS (web interface nice but not mandatory). We've been using Buy Me a Pie, but it's gotten glitchy for us and won't let me add him to lists. I've seen this post, and will check out the other recs, but it's a year old, which is forever in app development time. Possible complication: spouse beta tests new iOS versions on his phone for work reasons.
posted by immlass on Aug 21, 2015 - 28 answers

Internet access icon for iPhone

I'm looking for an iPhone app that displays whether or not an Internet connexion is on, as can be found on a PC. I use wifi at home & work and my carrier's 3G on the road but sometimes, although the phone connects to the router and the wifi signal is there, there is no internet. Short of looking at the router itself, is there any app that can give you the actual Internet access icon directly on the phone?
posted by Kwadeng on Aug 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Boosting Cell Service in Very Rural Virginia

For the time being, I'm living in southwest Virginia. I'm having major problems making and receiving calls. Details within. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Aug 20, 2015 - 10 answers

Apples to apples: which secondhand iPhone and laptop to get?

My iPhone 4s was stolen a few weeks ago. Last week my early 2011 MacBook Pro screen went dark and wouldn't come back on. [more inside]
posted by taupe on Aug 15, 2015 - 10 answers

Is there a way to disable all but the phone part of my iPhone?

I'm trying to take a break in the evening from a screen, but I'm finding it difficult to put down my iPhone and walk away with just the sheer power of will. Are there any apps I can download that would allow me to block everything BUT the actual phone part? I still want to be able to make or receive phone calls (and texts too, preferably, but that is not mandatory). I have an iPhone 5S.
posted by sutel on Aug 12, 2015 - 13 answers

Getting into iPhone, iPad & Mac of deceased

A friend's child passed away this week. They left behind an iPhone, iPad and MacBook, but no passwords. Looking for recommendations on best course of action to access the devices. [more inside]
posted by lodurr on Aug 11, 2015 - 11 answers

iPhone Time Punch/Clock App w/Lock Screen Controls?

I'm looking for an iPhone app that lets one keep time records (simple in-out-lunch's fine, don't need task/client tracking), but most importantly has a presence on the lock screen. In a perfect world I could get a lunch hour countdown clock too, but I'm not greedy. Any suggestions?
posted by WCityMike on Aug 6, 2015 - 1 answer

Do Apple stores replace cracked iphone screens?

I dropped my iPhone. The screen cracked. Can I take it into an Apple Store and have them fix it there? Or do I need to send it in to them for repair? Hoping to do this same day if possible. I'm in NYC if relevant.
posted by dfriedman on Aug 2, 2015 - 11 answers

A break from the internet, but with internet tools?

I'm planning an internet/app/social media free week, and could use some advice on the best way to do this. Specifically because some of the items I want to work during my internet break require online tools. Also, my phone doesn't work well without data; making this extra special snowflake-y. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Jul 30, 2015 - 7 answers

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