IPHONE Posts on XDA

How to easily message unsaved WhatsApp numbers on iOS

WhatsApp is a popular, Meta-owned instant messaging (IM) app that connects iOS and Android users globally. Sometimes we spot the number of a business that we want to contact. Other times we might want to ask a random person about something. In both cases, we wouldn't necessarily want to save their numbers, knowing that we...

XDA Basics: How to set up and use an Apple AirTag on iPhone

Earlier this year, Apple released its Find My Network-enabled trackers — AirTags. These coin-sized devices help you find lost or stolen items by piggybacking other Apple devices. So when an internet-connected iPhone user passes by an AirTag, the two devices will communicate. This is what updates the AirTag’s status and location on Apple’s servers and...

XDA Basics: How to use the Hide My Email feature on iOS 15

Apple revealed iOS 15 back in June, during its opening WWDC21 keynote. This release was then made available to the public in September, after months of beta testing. One of the new features that it brings is Hide My Email. It's an exclusive feature for iCloud+ subscribers using the latest Apple OS. Hide My Email...

XDA Basics: How to insert a SIM card in your iPhone

When you get a new iPhone, one of the first things you have to do is insert a SIM card. This is to activate your data plan and be able to call and message your family and friends. If you've bought an iPhone 13, make sure to check out our lists of best chargers and...

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 with bug fixes for iPhone 12 and 13 models

Apple has released iOS 15.1.1 with bug fixes exclusive to the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. This release comes almost a month after that of iOS 15.1 -- which enabled SharePlay. In the meantime, the company is testing iOS 15.2 which is packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. iOS 15.1.1 improves...

Apple now lets you repair your own iPhone

Following heavy criticism regarding anti-repair practices on the iPhone 13 lineup, Apple has just announced its Self Service Repair program. The company shared earlier that third-party screen repairs would no longer disable Face ID, after online outrage. The Cupertino giant is now taking an unexpected step further and making repairs easily accessible to individuals. In a newsroom...

XDA Basics: How to listen to Apple Music in Dolby Atmos and Lossless qualities on iOS and macOS

Apple made a move earlier this year that has pressured other music streaming services to change the way their plans and pricing work. Apple Music started supporting Lossless audio formats, in addition to Dolby Atmos, at no extra charge. So subscribers could take advantage of these new perks for no additional cost. As a result,...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 developer beta 3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released the third beta of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more will...

Apple holiday gift guide: The best products to buy this season

Holiday season is upon us, and Apple devices are premium products that your loved ones will appreciate. Whether you plan on buying an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or an accessory -- such as the AirPods 3rd Gen -- we're here to help you choose! You can spend so little on an Apple Polishing Cloth or a...

iOS 15.2 beta 2 fixes the one big complaint everyone had about Macro mode on the iPhone 13 Pro

Apple revealed the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max back in September. These new iPhones come with a Pro-exclusive feature called Macro mode. When enabled, the iPhone uses the ultra-wide camera and autofocus system to focus on 2cm only. At first, the feature would only work automatically when getting very close to a...

Netflix allows iOS users to subscribe directly through its newly released games [update]

Apple has often been criticized for the 15-30% cut it takes from subscriptions done through its App Store payment system. Some companies like Spotify and Netflix have avoided paying the commission fees by removing the option to subscribe through their iOS apps. Users would have to pay through the website, and then the premium privileges...

Like it or not, iOS is a better OS than Android for the average user

The war between iOS and Android fans goes way, way back. On online spaces and forums, you will always bump into enthusiasts of either OS. They'll defend it, attack whoever criticizes it, and type long rants on how their favorite OS is the superior mobile operating system since sliced bread. While I'm very passionate about...