iphone – Does recipient of WiFi call to toll free number know where you are calling from?

I have a US telephone number for my iPhone. Currently I’m traveling outside the US and need to call a US toll-free 888 number. When I call it using WiFi calling, I get a recording saying I cannot call that number. But I can call other 800 numbers. Can the owner of the 888 number tell that I am outside the US even though I’m using a US number over wifi?

ios – How to stop iPhone auto reducing volume when it is connected via BT to things that are NOT headphones?

I understand apple has my wellbeing at heart by trying to lower the volume when listening to music (with the volume set to full), but this makes no sense why I am connected to a bluetooth speaker.

It doesn’t even ask me ‘are these headphones?’ like it does when you connect something to the lightning port.

How can I make it realise these are not headphones that are being connected?

usb – What type of cable can give the highest data transfer rate for an iPhone 5s?

I have an iPhone 5s and a 2020 Mac mini with

Two Thunderbolt / USB 4 ports with support for:

  • DisplayPort
  • Thunderbolt 3 (up to 40 Gb/s) USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gb/s)
  • Thunderbolt 2, HDMI, DVI, and VGA supported using adapters (sold separately)

Two USB-A ports (up to 5 Gb/s)

I searched that the iPhone 5s has a lightning port. I don’t know much about lightning ports working with thunderbolt ports or USB 3, so I don’t want to buy something with fast data transfer rate but only to be limited by the data transfer rate of iPhone 5s’s lightning port.

So what type or types of cable can give the highest data transfer rate for an iPhone 5s?

iphone – Creating a copy of an ITunes backup using Apple ComputerMobile SyncBackup folder

Instructions found on internet says that I need to edit the:
“Info.plist” file.
Here is where the backup folder was found: “C:Users%username%AppDataRoamingApple ComputerMobileSyncBackup” folder, where “%username%” represents your Windows username

Proceeding with the instructions: 1) I copied and pasted a copy of the backup folder.
2) Renamed the copy with date, time and “nickname”.
3) opened the copied folder and found the Info.plist file.
4) Used Windows Notepad to open the Info.plist in order to edit it.
5) as directed went to the bottom of the file for the purpose of finding “Yourname’s iPhone” per this instruction: “Edit the last line, which should look similar to ” Yourname’s iPhone”. Change it to something like “Yourname’s iPhone – Dec 12, 2013″ so that you can easily identify the date of the backup.”
6) there was no such ‘last line’.

So my questions are: A) how can I edit the copied backup folder’s Info.plist since I did not find that line?
B)The instructions indicate that the purpose of changing the last line is to differentiate it from all other backup folders. However, in the Library listing where I found the original file, I did change the name of the copied file so from that I can differentiate it from all others. So the question is: do I really need to change the last (non-existant) line of the Info.plist file when I can easily differentiate the copied backup folder by the name change I performed?

Any help is, of course, gratefully appreciated.

iphone – Can’t restore latest WhatsApp Backup to new device

My iPhone 11 went in for damage assessment on 9 January, which is when I did an iCloud backup of everything. The same day I pulled out my iPhone 7 and restored from iCloud to get all my WhatsApp messages onto that phone. Today I received a replacement iPhone 11 and restored the new phone from the iCloud backup of my iPhone 7.

My problem is that WhatsApp will only restore the messaged from 9 January – the iCloud back I made on the previous iPhone 11.

I don’t want to lose all the messaged that I received between 9 January and today.

I have tried deleting the WhatsApp backup on iCloud and recreating from the iPhone 7, but somehow the backup restore that the new iPhone 11 finds is from 9 January.

I deleted the old phone from iCloud and re-attempted above, with no differents.

I reduced the size of the WhatsApp backup on iPhone 7 by removing a lot of media and then confirmed on both phones that the WhatsApp part of iCloud storage is the reduced size.

Research indicates that there are 2 backups for WhatsApp – one for the application itself stored on iCloud and another for iCloud backup. I think that my problem is the previous iPhone 11’s iCloud backup.

Guidance, help, please.

How to turn on an iPhone with a broken power button?

I have an iphone 4. It has been off for 2 years. I don’t know which iOS is on it and my power button is broken.

How can I turn it on without it ? It just shows the battery logo not the apple one.

itunes – Synching iPhone to dell? What have I shared?

Someone PLEASE help!!! I’m a tech novice and really need help from some experts. Is there anything I can do to check this?

So I have a work computer and a personal phone. I have a dell work computer and an iPhone. I’ve used my laptop to charge my iPhone and when doing so, I’ve allowed access when the prompt asks “Trust this computer?”

My ask is did this synching share my web browsing history from my iPhone? I don’t see it on my laptop’s internet history.

I don’t see any of my phones images or contacts in my laptop but my anxiety riddled self would like answers. I was logged into a google account on my laptop but not on my iPhone.

My phone was on my home wifi and my laptop was on my home wifi while running a VPN.

When I go to my phones settings and click devices, I see that my work laptop is one of the devices. I have never signed on to my iTunes account on work dell laptop.

Any answers is appreciated. I turn in my work laptop the first week of next month. Also under my iCloud settings, safari is turned off.

iphone – Siri be used to play on Apple TV?

While HomePod can be used to play content on Apple TV, I’m finding a lot of trouble getting my watch or iPhone to play content on Apple TV.

Assuming I can get something to play on Apple TV using the Siri remote, why can’t I use the same command from my watch or iPhone?

iphone – “Unable to load photo, an error occurred while loading a higher quality version of this photo” error message in Photos (iOS)

I’m trying to view a photo on my device but it’s incredibly low quality and has a white information button in the bottom right, which when pressed says:

“Unable to load photo, an error occurred while loading a higher quality version of this photo”

I have plenty of storage left, I’ve tried running the Photos app with low power mode off, restarting my phone etc and nothing helps.

It’s especially frustrating as I’m sure I never set it to ‘optimise storage’ and typically the one photo it’s lost is one of my absolute favourite memories and photos of my wife. Sigh.

Is there anyway I can get this back please? Thank you

Stolen iPhone + iMessages on MacBook

My iPhone was stolen and I have filed a claim to get a new one. When I receive it the old one, wherever it is, will be deactivated. I have my messages synched onto my Macbook pro also, I have photos and some saved voicemails there that I don’t want to lose, will all of my messages also be deleted or will they be alright?