Category: iphone hardware

Why Zoomed Photos Look Bad on Your iPhone (and How to Fix Them)

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When you want to get closer to a subject without actually moving, you zoom. It’s a camera feature that’s been around for decades, and one that’s alive and well on the iPhone. However, you might have noticed your zoom shots don’t come out quite as crisp as your normal pictures. In fact, they sometimes look like…

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Why Resetting Your iPhone Could Dial 911 (and How to Avoid It)

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Smartphones are just tiny computers, and every now and then, all computers will decide to stop working. Your device will freeze up and become unresponsive, instantly turning into a $1,000+ paperweight. It’s times like these when a forced reset comes in handy—a simple combination of button presses that will hopefully …

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How to Check Whether an iPhone Has ‘Genuine’ Apple Parts Without Opening It Up

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Apple has always placed a huge emphasis on using genuine Apple parts for iPhone repairs, and now, with iOS15.2, you can finally check to see if any non-genuine parts have been used in yours. If you only buy new iPhones, this probably isn’t of much interest to you; however, if you buy iPhones second-hand off…

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How to Stop Your iPhone 12 or 13 From Frequently Dropping Calls

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If your iPhone won’t stop dropping calls, it can be difficult to troubleshoot. After all, you can’t just switch to Cingular Wireless anymore, and without the support of the network with the fewest dropped calls, what are you supposed to do? If your issue is tied to an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13, however, there is a new…

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How to Find Your Lost iPhone, Even If It's Turned Off

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With the iOS 15 update, Apple is improving the Find My feature even further. This feature normally lets you find, locate, and erase lost Apple devices—but now, certain iPhones that are running iOS 15 will be trackable even after the iPhone is switched off (which is the first thing that a thief does). How does it work?…

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How to Force Restart or Use ‘Recovery Mode’ on Your iPhone 13

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Now that you’ve got yourself a brand new iPhone 13, it’s time to learn a few basics. We all know that even the latest and greatest hardware doesn’t always work perfectly, so it’s good to know not only how to turn it on and shut it down, but also how to force restart it, how to enter and exit recovery mode, and even…

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How to Pre-order Your iPhone 13 Before Everyone Else

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Apple officially revealed the iPhone 13 lineup Tuesday, Sept. 14. There are new and improved cameras, a smaller notch, and 120 Hz high-refresh displays (Pro models only), among some other awesome new features. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on one of these brand new iPhones, you’ll need to know…

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How to Restore an iPhone Without the Password

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So, you forgot your iPhone’s password. It happens to the best of us. And you can guess all you want, but after too many attempts the system begins to lock you out. At first, it’s in short bursts, but after too many wrong guesses, your iPhone is locked for good. It might not be pretty, but here’s how to get yourself…

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