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iPhone Tips & Guides (Also Works for iPad, iPod & Apple Watch)
Useful tips and resources to help fix those annoying issues with your mobile Apple devices.
Why do I write these iPhone tips?
Back in 2011 I had a problem with my iPhone that nobody seemed able to fix.
I talked to the Apple tech guys, friends, IT specialists and searched the web in vain to fix my iPhone error.
Nobody had the answer.
At this point I decided to do a bit of research on the topic myself so see if anyone had written a "How To" article.
After a few hours I found several different answers none of which on their own seemed to solve the issue. However when I merged them I found a solution to my annoying iOS problem.
Helping others with their tech problems
I decided to help others out by posting this iPhone fix on my website. I was amazed a few weeks later to see that it had become the most popular page on my website with hundreds of people a day visiting!
At that point, I decided that creating useful instructions on how to resolve iPhone issues would be helpful for the Apple community.
I asked friends, family, and website visitors for the most annoying problems with their iOS devices or iTunes and found solutions for them.
The best Solutions for you and your smartphone
I wanted to create the best iPhone solutions on the web - and make the super easy to follow and understand.
You'll find a list of these fixes below. Hopefully you will find one that helps you resolve your particular Apple device error.
Kevin Craighead is iChimp's chief technology editor and has been covering Apple's mobile electronics, security, privacy and the wider technology sector since 2011. He is also a highly regarded Web Designer & Developer.
With a career spanning 30 years which began doing PC support (before the internet existed), Kevin's technical expertise and experience is highly regarded in a wide variety of fields. His well-researched work resulted in highly regarded and often cited articles such as the infamous 'Unable to move message to trash' error on iOS devices.
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