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How do I change my "nickname" on my Iphone 5?

For obvious reasons, I won't give my real name but let's make it be Daniel Smith. When I look at my name in the contacts screen, there is another name written between quotation marks "Bledsoe." Whenever I send an email to my mother, Bledsoe is what pops up and not my real name. Bledsoe happens to be the name of a contact I have on my phone. How did this get transferred as my name and nickname? How do I change this?
posted by RapcityinBlue on Jun 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Downgrade iPhone 5 from 8.2 to 7.1.2

I thought I'd be okay if I waiting until iOS 8.2 to upgrade my iPhone 5 but I feel like I've made a terrible mistake. I would like to go back to 7.1.2 but that appears to be impossible. Is it? Or am I stuck with a phone I'm no longer happy with?
posted by tommasz on Mar 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Problems with iPhone 5 during calls

When I'm on a call with my iPhone 5 (iOS 7), I can't use any apps anymore. The display flashes on and off, I can't use speakerphone or end a call, and the screen sometimes locks. (Restarting has done nothing.) Also, when I hold the home button and talk, Siri doesn't work anymore. It just keeps suggesting things I could ask. Google searching is suggesting a proximity sensor issue?
posted by trillian on Oct 19, 2014 - 4 answers

PLEASE help me switch iPhones & providers, & give old iPhone to friend

Normally I’d solve this by myself, but a severe bout of depression is making it impossible for me to think clearly. I’m so overwhelmed I’m barely keeping myself from bursting into tears at work. I’m basically asking AskMe to proofread my plan, point out vital information I’m missing, and let me know if there’s anything else I haven’t considered. Please keep your responses simple--providing links to websites with directions is fine, so long as you're sure that those instructions are RIGHT. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Sep 24, 2014 - 11 answers

Help me pull texts off of an Iphone 5....

I need the best way to save about a year's worth of texts on an iphone 5 to my PC, for use elsewhere... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2014 - 7 answers

Ghost in my iPhone 5?

iPhone was working this morning without incident. This afternoon, with headphones in, my phone is randomly turning down the volume, all the way down to mute sometimes. The issue is slightly better, but not completely, when I take off my Mophie case. Neither of my volume buttons seem to be broken. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Sep 10, 2014 - 7 answers

iPhone Recall Loaner: Can I Just Keep It?

I went to get my 16GB iPhone 5 repaired or replaced under the iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program today, and after some testing and such I was issued a loaner phone (also a 16GB iPhone 5) and told that mine will be repaired in about 6-8 days. I think I'd like to just keep the loaner, and it seems like that may not be encouraged but may be possible... [more inside]
posted by rollbiz on Apr 28, 2014 - 3 answers

iphone question

Okay, i need some advice on what is my best move. My new company just gave me a new iphone 5s (verizon) 64 gb. I had a iphone 5 (at&t) 64 gb. right after i got my new phone, i dropped my old (at&t) phone & the screen shattered. But thanks to applecare, i got a brand new one for only $50. (Go me!). Okay... my daughter has a 32gb iphone 4 with a slight crack at the bottom right of the screen... generally it operates kinda slow & she is having some problems with her home button (we had her screen replaced before) My son has a 16 gb iphone 4 ... his home button also isn't working great... (also, the screen has been replaced before). That's the summary of our situation.... So my question is... (seeing how i'm good with my new company phone) ... what is my best move to both upgrade both kid's phone & to maybe bank some money? [more inside]
posted by foodybat on Apr 17, 2014 - 7 answers

I'm looking for a bluetooth button. No features. Just. A. Button.

So I used WAZE for my morning commute on my iPhone. It's on my dash and out of easy reach. But sometimes I get an idea for a thing I need to do when I get to the office. Or a text I need to send. So I have to stretch and reach over for the iPhone button to hold it down and dictate it to Siri. Then I thought: What if I just had a button. On me. So that's what I'm looking for. A button I can have close to me that I can press to activate the same function on the iPhone. Not a headset. Or a speakerphone. My car's functionality there works great. Just a button to trigger the thing that's a foot out of easy reach. Now It'd be great if it was like a pin on and didn't look awful so it could be semi decorative. But frankly even if it was big and ugly and I could mount it on the wheel that would work too. So...anyone know any straight button options?
posted by rileyray3000 on Feb 18, 2014 - 11 answers

help us choose our first iphones

My parents and I are about to get iphones (and smartphones!) for the first time. We're trying to choose between the 4s and the 5. I've heard that the 5 models tend to eat through data even when the user isn't meaning to use data. Can anyone confirm, deny, or otherwise talk about this problem? [more inside]
posted by tacoma1 on Dec 27, 2013 - 15 answers

How to mute an iPhone 5 microphone when recording via auxiliary cable?

Is there a way to mute or turn-off this microphone while recording audio and only record the input from the sound system? [more inside]
posted by caveat empress on Nov 4, 2013 - 5 answers

I don't know how to google for the car stereo features I'm looking for

I want to buy a new car stereo, but have no idea how to google for the features I'm looking for. What I really want is a double din stereo that has a usb port on the front where I can plug in my iphone 5 and play it through the stereo. Now comes the hard part, I want to control the iphone from the iphone. Not through the stereo interface. In otherwords, I want to use the USB port as an Aux out. [more inside]
posted by bswinburn on Oct 21, 2013 - 10 answers

Is it a bad idea to upgrade my iphone 4 to the 4S instead of the 5?

I've had an iPhone 4 for a couple of years now. It's seen better days; the home button works only half the time, etc. My fiance recently got his first, a 4S, and the difference between it and the 4 is amaaaaazing. I am sorely tempted to upgrade to that for a hundred bucks, rather than wait for the new 5's to come out (esp since there's no guarantee now that the original 5 will come down in price). [more inside]
posted by flyingsquirrel on Aug 14, 2013 - 19 answers

iPhone 5- why are some of my podcasts no longer downloading?

I'm using the Podcast app with iPhone 5, IOS 6.1.4. Recently, some of the podcasts that I've subscribed to have stopped working. When I try to download them manually (I am not using iTunes, just my iPhone) I get an error message. The vast majority of my podcasts are downloading fine. Why might this be? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Aug 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Text and calls for an iPhone 5 in four countries

I have an unlocked iPhone 5 with Verizon. (It is verifiably unlocked for foreign SIM card use -- and yes, even though it is Verizon it does have GSM as well as CDMA). I'm looking for advice on how to travel with it to four countries, with the ability to receive/send calls and texts. I'd like to buy and use one SIM card only. And I want to be sure that I don't use any data, which gets expensive. So the question boils down to: (1) Keep the iPhone or ditch it for my unlocked travel phone? (2) Use the Verizon international plan, or buy an offering from Telestial, Global, etc.? More inside. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 21, 2013 - 15 answers

Slim translucent flexible iPhone 5 case

I'm looking for a slim iPhone 5 case translucent enough to see the two tone back and Apple logo (I have black). More wishes inside. [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on Jul 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Best UK mobile provider for my situation?

I am in the UK. I live in Plymouth. My one year Vodafone contract is finally up and I hate them with a passion. I'd like to switch, but as a still relatively new ex-pat I don't know who to switch to. Can you recommend a provider to me based on my requirements inside? [more inside]
posted by olinerd on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

best iphone scanner apps?

I have a lot of vintage paper. Photo albums, fashion magazines, random ephemera-- and a lot of it can't go in a flatbed scanner. I found an iPhone app called SmartScan that lets me photograph pages and corrects for tilt, but the resulting scans aren't as high-quality as my iPhone 5 is capable of. There are a ton of scanner apps out there, but I want the one that lets you capture the highest-res images. Any recommendations?
posted by nonasuch on Apr 16, 2013 - 9 answers

Why do I keep having problems with the iPhone 5 camera?

I'm on my third iPhone 5 since November, due to blobby specks appearing in my pictures. Am I the only one having this problem? Is this a known defect? And if it persists, will Apple just keep replacing the phone? [more inside]
posted by Flashman on Feb 12, 2013 - 11 answers

US Verizon iPhone 5 on Italian vacation?

I've Googled this, and asked at both the Verizon and Apple stores, and am getting conflicting information, so I turn to you. Have any of you taken a stock (not jailbroken or unlocked) Verizon iPhone 5 which is under contract (not purchased at full price) to Europe and used the GSM SIM slot with a prepaid European SIM? [more inside]
posted by outfielder on Feb 10, 2013 - 7 answers


My wife's iphone is sending SMS (sometimes) to my ipad's "imessage" app instead of to my phone! Please halp! [more inside]
posted by jozxyqk on Feb 4, 2013 - 31 answers

Prepaid SIM for iPhone 5 in the US?

I have an iPhone 5 purchased unlocked in the UK. I travel regularly to the US for 1-2 weeks at a time, often in situations where WiFi is not an option, and would like to be able to buy a pre-paid US SIM primarily for data. Now that the iPhone 5 has been out for a few months, has anyone finally gotten onboard with pre-paid nanoSIMs for the 5? Or is cutting down a regular SIM still the only option?
posted by olinerd on Dec 19, 2012 - 3 answers

Case Me?

Help me find a very specific style of classy, unisex iPhone 5 "wallet" case? tl;dr: flurry of special snowflakes contained within. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Dec 3, 2012 - 9 answers

iPhone, Mac and PC calendar and contact sync

I just switched to an iPhone 5 after years with an Android phone. My carefully constructed sync setup between my work Win 7 PC, my home Mac and my phone is no longer as useful. Details of my current setup within. [more inside]
posted by tommasz on Nov 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Iphone 5 playlists

How to get playlists on the iPhone 5? [more inside]
posted by Cuspidx on Oct 23, 2012 - 1 answer

Are there good iPhone 5 cases available now?

Are there any excellent iPhone 5 cases available now? [more inside]
posted by jeffmshaw on Sep 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Phoned in.

The iPhone seems to be available everywhere now--at Target, at Radio Shack, at online vendors. Where should I go to get the best deal on an iPhone 5? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Sep 18, 2012 - 12 answers

Le grand événement de pomme

Can we watch the September 12 iPhone 5 announcement at the Apple Store in Paris, France? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Sep 5, 2012 - 1 answer

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