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iPhone User Guide
Everything you need to know about
iPhone
iPhone X
Say hello to the future
Itʼs all screen
With iPhone X, the device is the display—an edge-to-edge screen
you can quickly navigate with intuitive gestures. Swipe up from the
bottom edge to return to the Home screen, swipe up and pause to
see your open apps, or swipe down from the top right to reveal
Control Center.
Unlock with a glance
Use Face ID to unlock your iPhone, authenticate purchases, and use
Apple Pay. Itʼs a powerful and secure authentication system thatʼs
even more convenient than Touch ID.
To set up Face ID, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
Fun with the front-facing camera
With the TrueDepth camera, you can create Animoji in Messages
that mirror your expressions and take photos with striking
studio-quality lighting effects.
To take a selfie where the background blurs and the subject stays
sharp, open Camera, tap , tap Portrait, then drag for Portrait
Lighting options like Contour Light or Stage Light (beta).
Want to learn more about what you can do with your new iPhone X?
Check out Intuitive gestures on iPhone X, Get to know iPhone X, and
iPhone X features.
Shoot like a pro
Use iPhone to take gorgeous photos
Take your photos to the next level with powerful camera features
and editing tools.
Donʼt miss it!
To quickly open Camera, swipe left from the Lock screen. Frame
your shot and tap the Shutter button, or press one of the volume
buttons to take the photo.
If you see an opportunity for a quick selfie—say your favorite
celebrity walks by—just tap
to switch to the front-facing camera.
Frame your shot
Choose the right mode for each shot—try Pano for a landscape, or
Video to capture the action. If you really want to fine-tune your shot,
you can manually adjust the focus and exposure. Tap where you
want to set the focus, then slide your finger up or down to change
the exposure.
Take amazing portraits
If you have iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, or iPhone 7 Plus, use Portrait
mode to take photos where the background blurs and your subject
stays sharp. With iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, you can also choose
studio-style lighting effects with Portrait Lighting (beta). Drag to
switch from Natural Light to new options—try Contour Light for
dramatic shadows, or Studio Light for a clean look.
Perfect your favorites
Tap Edit, then crop
and more.
, adjust lighting and color
, add filters
Deciding whether to keep your changes? Just touch and hold the
photo to get a peek at the original and see how it compares to your
edited version.
Add effects to Live Photos
You can turn your Live Photos into fun videos you can share. Open a
Live Photo in the Photos app, swipe up, then tap an effect. Try Loop
for continuous action, or Bounce to play the action backwards and
forwards. Or choose Long Exposure to create a still photo with a cool
blur effect.
You can also tap Edit to change the keyframe, turn the sound off or
on, and make other edits.
Want to learn more? Check out the Camera and Photos chapters.
Not all features are available for all iPhone models.
The gangʼs all here
Use iPhone to plan a night out
iPhone helps you figure out the details—like where youʼre going to
go and how to get there—so you can focus on the fun.
Make a plan
Start a group conversation in Messages and begin brainstorming
potential activities. When someone suggests a plan you love,
respond with a Tapback. Double-tap the message, then give it a
thumbs up.
Reserve a table
In Maps, pinch open to zoom in on the area you want to search. Tap
the search field, tap Food, then tap Restaurants.
After reading up on a few spots, choose one and tap Reservations. If
you donʼt see a reservation option, just tap
to give them a call.
Running late?
When you hit some bad traffic, just share your location with your
friends so they know youʼre on your way. In a Messages
conversation, tap , then tap Send My Current Location.
Quickly split the check
Instead of handing your server eight credit cards at the end of the
meal, pay with one card and use Apple Pay to split the tab with your
friends. Open a conversation with your friends in Messages, then tap
Apple Pay at the bottom of the screen.
Want to learn more about what you can do in Messages and Maps?
Start with Find places in Maps, or Send and receive messages.
Not all features are available in all areas.
Road Trip
Bring iPhone along for the ride
When youʼre on the road, iPhone can help you find your way,
minimize distractions, and keep your hands on the wheel—as you
rock out with the perfect road trip playlist.
Plan your route
Before you hit the road, type your location into Maps, then tap
Directions for turn-by-turn navigation. Maps tells you which lane to
use, posts speed limits, and more.
Safety first
Avoid distractions and focus on the road with Do Not Disturb while
driving. Messages and Notifications are silenced, and you can even
set iPhone to send an automated reply to people who text you. To
customize your settings, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
Sing out loud
When you want to rock out to some tunes, Siri can help. Just say,
“Hey Siri, play some music.” When you hear something you really
like, say, “Hey Siri, play more like this.”
Want to learn more about driving with iPhone? Start with Find places
in Maps and Do Not Disturb while driving.
Not all features are available in all areas.
Welcome
Say hello to iPhone
Get started
Whatʼs new in iOS 11
Basics
Siri
Personalize your iPhone
Apps
Sharing
iPhone and other devices
Privacy and security
Restart, update, reset, and restore
Accessibility
Safety, handling, and support
Say hello to iPhone
A quick look at iPhone
This guide describes iOS 11.1 for:
iPhone X
iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 8
iPhone 7
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
Your features and apps may vary depending on the model of iPhone you have, and on
your location, language, and carrier.
Note: Apps and services that send or receive data over a cellular network may incur
additional fees. Contact your carrier for information about your iPhone service plan and
fees.
iPhone X
iPhone X features
TrueDepth camera
Side button
SIM card tray
Lightning connector
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Dual wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras
Quad-LED True Tone flash
Get to know iPhone X
Meet the newest member of the iPhone family and learn what makes it different.
Wake iPhone. Raise or tap iPhone. See Wake and unlock iPhone X.
iPhone X recognizes you. When iPhone X needs to verify your identity, simply glance at
it (instead of using a passcode). See Face ID.
Express yourself with Animoji. Create custom animated messages that use your voice
and reflect your facial expressions. In a message, tap , choose an Animoji, then tap .
See iMessage apps.
Make easier, safer purchases with Apple Pay. Double-click the side button to display
your default credit card, then glance at iPhone X to approve the payment with Face ID.
See Set up Apple Pay.
Take selfies with Portrait Lighting. Highlight your face with a stunning effect. In
Camera, choose Portrait, then drag to choose the lighting. See Take photos.
Charge wirelessly. Place iPhone X on a Qi wireless charger (available separately).
Intuitive gestures on iPhone X
Go Home. Swipe up from the bottom. See Home screen.
Open Control Center. Swipe down from the top right. See
Control Center.
Switch between apps. Swipe up from the bottom and pause. Or
if youʼre in an app, swipe right along the bottom to see previous
apps.
Ask Siri. Just say, “Hey Siri.” Or hold down the side button and
make your request. See Make requests.
Use Apple Pay. Double-click the side button to display your
default credit card, then glance at iPhone X to approve the
payment with Face ID. See Set up Apple Pay.
Use Accessibility Shortcut. Triple-click the side button. See
Use accessibility shortcuts.
Take a screenshot. Simultaneously press and quickly release
the side button and volume up button.
Make an emergency SOS call (all regions except India).
Simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume
button until the sliders appear, then drag “Emergency SOS.” See
Emergency calls.
Make an emergency SOS call (in India). Click the side button
three times. If youʼve turned on Accessibility Shortcut,
simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume
button until the sliders appear, then drag “Emergency SOS.” See
Emergency calls.
Turn off. Simultaneously press and hold the side button and
either volume button until the sliders appear, then drag the top
slider to power off. Or go to Settings > General > Shut Down.
Force restart. Press and release the volume up button, press
and release the volume down button, then press and hold the
side button until the Apple logo appears.
iPhone 8 Plus
FaceTime HD camera
Side button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Dual wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras
Quad-LED True Tone flash
iPhone 8
FaceTime HD camera
Side button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Rear camera
Quad-LED True Tone flash
iPhone 7 Plus
FaceTime HD camera
Sleep/Wake button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Dual wide-angle and telephoto rear cameras
Quad-LED True Tone flash
iPhone 7
FaceTime HD camera
Sleep/Wake button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Rear camera
Quad-LED True Tone flash
iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus
FaceTime HD camera
Sleep/Wake button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Headset jack
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Rear camera
True Tone flash
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6
FaceTime HD camera
Sleep/Wake button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Headset jack
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Rear camera
True Tone flash
iPhone SE and iPhone 5s
FaceTime HD camera
Sleep/Wake button
SIM card tray
Home button/Touch ID
Lightning connector
Headset jack
Volume buttons
Ring/Silent switch
Rear camera
True Tone flash
Accessories included with iPhone
The following accessories are included with iPhone:
EarPods with Lightning Connector (iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and
iPhone 7 Plus) or EarPods with 3.5 mm Headphone Plug (other iPhone models). Use
the headset to listen to music and videos, and make phone calls. See Apple EarPods.
Lightning to Headphone Jack Adapter (iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7,
and iPhone 7 Plus). Use the adapter to connect headphones or other devices that have
a 3.5 mm headphone plug.
Lightning to USB Cable. Use the cable to connect iPhone to your computer to sync and
charge, or to the USB power adapter to charge.
Apple USB power adapter. Use the adapter to charge the iPhone battery. The size of
your adapter depends on the iPhone model and your region.
SIM eject tool. (Not included in all areas) Use the tool to eject the SIM card tray. See
Install the SIM card.
View this user guide on iPhone
View the user guide in Safari. Tap
, then tap the iPhone User Guide bookmark. (If
you donʼt see a bookmark, go to the iPhone User Guide.)
Add an icon for the user guide to the Home screen: Tap
Screen.
, then tap Add to Home
View the user guide in a different language: Tap the language link (English, for
example) at the bottom of the first page, then choose a language.
View the user guide in iBooks. Open iBooks, then search for “iPhone user guide” in the
iBooks Store.
For more information about iBooks, see Get books.
Get tips on using iOS 11
The Tips app helps you get the most from iPhone.
Get Tips. Open the Tips app. New tips are added frequently.
Get notified when new tips arrive. Go to Settings > Notifications > Tips.
Get started
Turn on iPhone
Turn on iPhone. Press and hold the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on
your model) button until the Apple logo appears.
iPhone X
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 5s
If iPhone doesnʼt turn on, you might need to Charge and monitor the battery.
Turn off iPhone. Normally, you leave iPhone on all of the time, but if you need to turn it
off, go to General > Settings > Shut Down.
Install the SIM card
If you were given a SIM card to install, install it before setting up iPhone.
Important: A Nano-SIM card is required to use cellular services when connecting to
GSM networks and some CDMA networks. An iPhone activated on a CDMA wireless
network can also use a Nano-SIM card for connecting to a GSM network, primarily for
international roaming. Your iPhone is subject to your wireless service providerʼs policies,
which might include restrictions on switching service providers and roaming, even after
the conclusion of any required minimum service contract. Contact your wireless service
provider for more details. Availability of cellular capabilities depends on the wireless
network, your iPhone model, and your location.
Eject the SIM card tray. Insert a paper clip or the SIM eject tool into the small hole of
the SIM card tray on the right side of iPhone, then press firmly to eject and remove the
tray. Place the SIM card in the tray—the angled corner determines the correct orientation
—then insert the SIM card tray back into iPhone.
Set a SIM PIN. To protect your SIM card from others using it for phone calls or cellular
data, you can use a SIM PIN. With a SIM PIN, every time you restart your device or
remove the SIM card, your SIM card locks and you see “Locked SIM” in the status bar. To
create one, go to Settings > Phone.
Set up iPhone
You can set up iPhone over a Wi-Fi network, or over your carrierʼs cellular network (not
available in all areas). You can also set up iPhone by connecting it to a computer and
using iTunes.
WARNING: To avoid injury, read Important safety information before using iPhone.
Prepare for setup. To make setup as smooth as possible, have the following items
available:
The name and password (if applicable) of your Wi-Fi network
Your Apple ID and password; if you donʼt have an Apple ID, you can create one during
setup
Your credit or debit card account information, if you want to add a card to Apple Pay
during setup on supported models
Your previous iPhone or its backup data, if youʼre upgrading to a new device
Your Android device, if you want to move to iOS from Android
Set up iPhone. Turn on iPhone, then follow the setup assistant.
If you have another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11 or later, you can securely copy
many of your settings, preferences, and iCloud Keychain to your new iPhone. Hold your
other device near your new iPhone, and wait for automatic setup to begin.
Note: Find My iPhone—an app you use to locate your iPhone, as well as AirPods
(available separately), Apple Watch (available separately), and other iOS devices—is
turned on automatically when you sign in with your Apple ID during iPhone setup. (See
Find My iPhone.) The Find My iPhone app includes a feature called Activation Lock that
prevents anyone else from activating and using your iPhone, even if itʼs completely
erased. Before you sell or give away your device, you should erase and unlock it so that
the next owner can activate it.
Use iPhone on other cellular networks. Some carriers let you unlock iPhone for use
with another carrier. To see if your carrier offers this option, see the Apple Support
article Wireless carrier support and features for iPhone. Contact your carrier for
authorization and setup information. You need to connect iPhone to iTunes to complete
the process. Additional fees may apply. For more information, see the Apple Support
article How to unlock your iPhone for use with another carrier.
Use iPhone for business. If your iPhone is deployed or managed by a company or other
organization, see an administrator for setup instructions. For general information, go to
the Business website.
Configure settings
The Settings app
The Settings app is on the Home screen. You use it to configure many of the settings on
iPhone. For example, to choose a different wallpaper, tap Settings, then tap Wallpaper
(Settings > Wallpaper). You can also use Settings to:
Manage your Apple ID
Change your device passcode
Choose different sounds for notifications
Configure privacy controls
Find out how much free storage remains on iPhone
Enable restrictions
Search for a setting. Open Settings, swipe down to reveal the search field, then enter a
term—alert or password, for example.
Connect to the Internet
iPhone connects to the Internet whenever necessary by using Wi-Fi or your carrierʼs
cellular network, if available. When an app needs to use the Internet, iPhone tries to do
the following, in order:
Connects to the most recently used available Wi-Fi network
Shows a list of Wi-Fi networks in range and connects to the one you choose
Connects over the cellular data network
Note: If a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet isnʼt available, apps and services may transfer
data over your carrierʼs cellular network, which may result in additional fees. Contact
your carrier for information about your cellular data plan rates. To manage cellular data
usage, see Cellular data settings.
Connect to Wi-Fi
If
appears at the top of the screen, youʼre connected to a Wi-Fi network. iPhone
reconnects when you return to the same location.
Configure Wi-Fi. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then turn on Wi-Fi.
Choose a network: Tap one of the listed networks, then enter the password, if
required.
Ask to join networks: Turn on Ask to Join Networks to be notified when a Wi-Fi
network is available. Otherwise, you must manually join a network when a previously
used network isnʼt available.
Join a closed Wi-Fi network: Tap Other, then enter the name of the closed network.
You need to know the network name, security type, and password.
Adjust the settings for a Wi-Fi network: Tap
next to a network. You can set an
HTTP proxy, define static network settings, turn on BootP, or renew the settings
provided by a DHCP server.
Note: Some networks may offer different information.
Forget a network: Tap
Network.
next to a network youʼve joined before, then tap Forget This
You can also use Control Center to make changes to your Wi-Fi connection. See Control
Center.
Set up your own Wi-Fi network. If you have an unconfigured AirPort base station turned
on and within range, you can use iPhone to set it up. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then look for
“Set up an AirPort base station.” Tap your base station, and Setup Assistant does the
rest.
Manage an AirPort network. If iPhone is connected to an AirPort base station, go to
Settings > Wi-Fi, tap
next to the network name, then tap Manage This Network. If you
havenʼt yet downloaded AirPort Utility, tap OK to open the App Store, then download it.
(This requires an Internet connection.)
Date and time
The date and time are usually set for you based on your location—take a look at the Lock
screen to see if theyʼre correct.
Update the date and time automatically. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time, then
turn on Set Automatically. iPhone gets the correct time over the cellular network and
updates it for the time zone youʼre in. Some carriers donʼt support network time, so in
some areas iPhone may not be able to automatically determine the local time.
Set the date and time manually. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time, then turn off
Set Automatically.
Change the time format to 24-hour time. (Not available in all areas) Go to Settings >
General > Date & Time, then turn on 24-Hour Time.
Language and region
Go to Settings > General > Language & Region to set:
The language for iPhone
The preferred language order for apps and websites
The region format
The calendar format
The temperature unit (Celsius or Fahrenheit)
To add a keyboard for another language, go to Settings > General > Keyboard >
Keyboards. For more information, see Use international keyboards.
Apple ID
Your Apple ID is the account you use for just about everything you do with Apple—
including storing your content in iCloud; downloading apps from the App Store;
streaming from Apple Music; buying music, movies, and TV shows from the iTunes Store;
and purchasing books from the iBooks Store. You can sign in to all Apple services with a
single Apple ID and password.
Sign in with your Apple ID. If you already have an Apple ID, use it to sign in when you
first set up iPhone, and whenever you need to sign in to use an Apple service. If you
didnʼt sign in during setup, go to Settings > Sign in to your iPhone.
If you donʼt have an Apple ID, you can create one anyplace youʼre asked to sign in—for
example, the iTunes Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store. Itʼs best to have only one
Apple ID.
Change your Apple ID settings. Go to Settings > [your name] to update your contact
information, change your password, upgrade your iCloud storage, manage Family
Sharing and subscriptions, and more.
iCloud
Safely store your photos and videos, documents, and more in iCloud so theyʼre available
even if you lose your iPhone.
Set up iCloud. If you havenʼt already signed in with your Apple ID, go to Settings > Sign
in to your iPhone. If you donʼt have an Apple ID, you can create one.
Content stored in iCloud is pushed wirelessly to your other devices where youʼre signed
in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
iCloud is available on devices with iOS 5 or later, on Mac computers with Mac OS X 10.7.5
or later, and on PCs with iCloud for Windows 5 or later (Windows 7 or later is required).
You can also sign in to iCloud.com from any Mac or PC to access your iCloud information
and features like Photos, Find My iPhone, Mail, Calendar, Contacts, iWork for iCloud, and
more.
Note: iCloud may not be available in all areas, and iCloud features may vary by area. For
more information, go to the iCloud website.
With iCloud, you can:
Store your photos and videos: If you use iCloud Photo Library to store all your photos
and videos, you can access them from any device with iOS 8.1 or later, a Mac with
OS X 10.10.3 or later, a PC with iCloud for Windows 5 or later, and on iCloud.com
when you sign in with the same Apple ID. Use iCloud Photo Sharing to share photos
and videos with only the people you choose, and let them add photos, videos, and
comments.
Note: If you use iCloud Photo Library to store your photos and videos, you canʼt use
iTunes to sync them with your computer.
Store and retrieve your documents: Store documents on iCloud Drive in the Files app
and access them from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC.
Back up your data: Back up iPhone to iCloud automatically when iPhone is connected
to power and Wi-Fi. iCloud data and backups sent over the Internet are encrypted.
See Back up iPhone.
Share with your family: With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share
iCloud storage on plans with 200 GB or more.
Synchronize mail, contacts, calendars, and more: Keep your mail, contacts,
calendars, notes, and reminders up to date across all your devices.
Note: If you use iCloud to store your contacts and calendars, you canʼt use iTunes to
sync them with your computer.
Keep tabs on your browsing: See the Safari tabs you have open on your other iOS
devices and Mac computers. See Browse the web.
Find your iPhone: Use the Find My iPhone app on another iOS device—or use the
Find My iPhone web app on any Mac or PC—to locate your missing iPhone on a map,
lock it remotely, suspend or remove the ability to pay using Apple Pay, play a sound,
display a message, or erase all the data on it. Find My iPhone also includes Activation
Lock, which requires your Apple ID and password to disable Find My iPhone, erase
iPhone, or reactivate your device. See Find My iPhone.
Find your friends: Use Find My Friends to share your location with friends and family.
Store and access your passwords and credit card information: iCloud Keychain keeps
passwords and credit card information up to date across all your designated devices.
With iCloud, you get a free email account and 5 GB of storage for your mail, documents,
photos and videos, and backups. Your purchased music, apps, TV shows, and books
donʼt count against your available storage space. You can purchase additional storage
right from your device.
Upgrade your iCloud storage. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage
Storage > Change Storage Plan. For information about upgrading your iCloud storage,
see iCloud Help.
For more information about iCloud, go to the iCloud website. For support information, go
to the iCloud Support website.
Set up other mail, contacts, and calendar accounts
In addition to the apps that come with iPhone and that you use with iCloud, iPhone works
with Microsoft Exchange and many of the most popular Internet-based mail, contacts,
and calendar services.
For information about setting up a Microsoft Exchange account in a corporate
environment, see the Apple Support article Set up Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone,
iPad, or iPod touch.
Set up an account. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords, then tap Add Account.
You can add contacts using an LDAP or CardDAV account, if your company or
organization supports it. See Add contact accounts.
You can add calendars using a CalDAV calendar account, and you can subscribe to
iCalendar (.ics) calendars or import them from Mail. See Use multiple calendars.
Move to iOS from Android
During setup, you can migrate your content automatically and securely from your
Android device.
Download the Move to iOS app. On your device running Android version 4.0 or later, see
the Apple Support article Move from Android to iOS and download the Move to iOS app.
Move your data from Android during setup. When setting up iPhone, on the Apps &
Data screen, select Move Data from Android. On the Android device, turn on Wi-Fi, open
the Move to iOS app, then follow the steps.
Note: You can use the Move to iOS app only when you first set up iPhone. If youʼve
already finished setup and want to use Move to iOS, you must erase your iOS device and
start over, or move your data manually. See the Apple Support article Move content
manually from your Android device to your iOS device.
Connect iPhone to your computer
By connecting iPhone to your computer, you can sync or backup content using iTunes.
To use iPhone with your computer, you need:
A Mac with a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, or a PC with a USB 2.0 port, and one of the
following operating systems:
OS X 10.9 or later
Windows 7 or later
The latest version of iTunes, available from the iTunes download website
Connect iPhone to your computer. Use the included Lightning to USB Cable.
Unless iPhone is actively syncing with your computer, you can disconnect it at any time.
Look at the top of the iTunes screen on your computer or on iPhone to see if syncing is in
progress. If you disconnect iPhone while itʼs syncing, some data may not get synced until
the next time you connect iPhone to your computer.
Sync iPhone
You can transfer information and files between iPhone and your other iOS devices and
Mac computers, using either iCloud or iTunes.
iCloud stores your photos and videos, documents, music, calendars, contacts, and
more. iCloud automatically syncs all your iOS devices and Mac computers where
youʼre signed in with the same Apple ID, keeping everything up to date. See iCloud.
With iTunes, you can sync music, videos, photos, and more between your computer
and iPhone. After you sync, the content on your iPhone matches the content in your
iTunes Library on your computer. iTunes is available from the iTunes website. For
more information, see the Apple Support article Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
with iTunes using USB.
You can use iCloud or iTunes, or both, depending on your needs. For example, you can
use iCloud to automatically keep your contacts and calendars up to date on all your
devices, and use iTunes to sync music from your computer to iPhone.
Note: If features such as iCloud Music Library, iCloud Photo Library, and iCloud calendar
and contacts syncing are turned on, you canʼt use iTunes to sync their associated media
and data.
Back up iPhone
You can back up iPhone using iCloud or iTunes. To decide which method is best for you,
see About backups for iOS devices.
Tip: If you replace your iPhone, you can use its backup to transfer your information to
the new device. See Restore iPhone.
Back up iPhone with iCloud Backup
When you first sign in with your Apple ID, iCloud Backup turns on automatically. iCloud
backs up iPhone daily over Wi-Fi, when iPhone is connected to a power source and
locked. (To lock iPhone, press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your
model). iPhone also locks automatically if you donʼt touch the screen for a minute or so.)
iCloud backups are encrypted automatically so that your data is protected from
unauthorized access both while itʼs transmitted to your devices and when itʼs stored in
iCloud. Purchased content, iCloud Photo Sharing, and My Photo Stream content donʼt
count against your 5 GB of free iCloud storage.
When you back up using iCloud, you canʼt simultaneously use iTunes to automatically
back up iPhone to your computer. However, you can use iTunes to manually back up
iPhone to your computer. See Back up iPhone with iTunes.
iCloud backups donʼt include:
Data thatʼs already stored in iCloud, such as contacts, calendars, notes, iCloud
Shared Streams, My Photo Stream, iCloud Photo Library, and the contents of
iCloud Drive
Data stored in other cloud services, such as Gmail and Exchange mail
Apple Pay information and settings
Face ID (iPhone X) or Touch ID (other models) settings
Content you didnʼt get directly from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store,
such as imported MP3s, videos, or CDs
Content from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store (if itʼs still available, you
can tap to redownload content you purchased)
Stop or resume iCloud backups. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud
Backup, then turn iCloud Backup off or on.
Back up immediately on iCloud. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iCloud
Backup, then tap Back Up Now.
View or remove iCloud backups. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Manage
Storage > Backup, then select a backup from the list.
Important: Previous purchases may not be restored from iCloud Backup if they're no
longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
Back up iPhone with iTunes
Connect to iTunes and back up. Connect iPhone to your computer, then open iTunes
on your computer. Click the iPhone button, then click Summary in the sidebar. To create
a manual backup, click Back Up Now. To turn on automatic iTunes backups, click “This
computer.” iTunes automatically backs up iPhone when you connect it to your computer.
iTunes backups donʼt include:
Content from the iTunes Store and App Store, or PDFs downloaded directly to iBooks
Content synced from iTunes, such as imported MP3s or CDs, videos, books, and
photos (see the Apple Support article Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with
iTunes using USB)
Photos already stored in the cloud, such as in iCloud Shared Streams, My Photo
Stream, and iCloud Photo Library
Face ID (iPhone X) or Touch ID (other models) settings
Apple Pay information and settings
Activity, Health, and Keychain data—to back up this content, select “Encrypt local
backup” in iTunes
Encrypt iPhone backup. In the Summary pane, select “Encrypt iPhone backup” if you
want to encrypt the information stored on your computer when iTunes makes a backup.
Encrypted backups are indicated by a lock icon , and a password is required to restore
the backup. If you donʼt select this option, other passwords (such as those for mail
accounts) arenʼt included in the backup, and you have to reenter them if you use the
backup to restore iPhone.
View or remove iTunes backups. Open iTunes on your computer, choose iTunes >
Preferences, then click Devices. Encrypted backups have a lock icon in the list of
backups.
Whatʼs new in iOS 11
Introducing iPhone X. It stands out with the all-screen OLED display, TrueDepth
camera, Face ID, and wireless charging. See Get to know iPhone X.
If youʼve upgraded to iPhone X, get up and running quickly. See Intuitive gestures on
iPhone X.
Get to iMessage apps with fewer taps. With just a swipe, share stickers, emoji, and
games with your friends, using the totally redesigned app drawer. See iMessage apps.
Pay friends with a message. (iOS 11.1) Use Apple Pay to send and receive money
quickly and easily in Messages. Thereʼs no app to download, and you can use the cards
you already have with Apple Pay. See Send and receive money with Apple Pay (U.S. only).
Apple Pay Cash. (iOS 11.1) When you receive money in Messages, itʼs added to your
Apple Pay Cash card in Wallet. You can use Apple Pay Cash right away to make
purchases using Apple Pay in stores, in apps, and on the web. See Apple Pay Cash (U.S.
only).
New Live Photo effects. Turn a Live Photo you love into a continuous video loop, play it
back and forth, or simulate a long exposure that blurs movement. See Edit photos and
trim videos.
See your photos in a whole new light. Use new filters to make photos more expressive
and skin tones more natural. Take great photos at a smaller file size using nextgeneration compression technology. See Take photos.
Take a FaceTime Live Photo. During a FaceTime call, capture a special moment of your
conversation. See Make and answer calls.
A redesigned App Store. See daily stories by experts, a dedicated Games tab, lists for
all kinds of apps, and much more in the redesigned App Store. See Find apps and games.
Ask Siri to do more. Siri is more expressive, with a new, more natural voice. With
Apple Music, Siri can be your personal DJ. And Siri now translates phrases from English
to Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian (beta). See Make requests.
Discover music with a little help from your friends. Your friends can now help you
discover new songs and artists. Each of you can have your own profile on Apple Music,
where you can see playlists your friends have shared as well as albums and stations they
frequently listen to. (Apple Music subscription required.) See what your friends are
listening to.
Take control of Control Center. Customize the redesigned Control Center so you can
quickly change the settings for the things you do most. Want quick access to Apple TV?
Add the Apple TV Remote. Want to see something up close with a tap? Add Magnifier. To
unlock even more commands in Control Center, use 3D Touch. See Control Center.
Get to your notifications from anywhere. To see your recent notifications, swipe down
from the top of the screen, then swipe up from the center of the screen to see earlier
ones. See Notifications.
Do Not Disturb while driving. iPhone can sense when you might be driving and then
help you stay focused. When Do Not Disturb while driving is activated, text messages
and other notifications are limited, and incoming calls are allowed only when iPhone is
connected to a car Bluetooth device or a hands-free accessory. See Do Not Disturb while
driving.
More from Maps. Lane guidance arrows make it easier than ever to follow driving
directions, while indoor maps help you find your way around the airport or shopping mall
when you get there. See Find places and Get directions.
News is even more personal. News now shows top stories that are more relevant to
you. Siri learns what interests you and suggests stories you might like. And a new
Spotlight tab features stories related to a timely topic, chosen by Apple News editors.
See For You.
Type with one hand. (All models except iPhone SE and iPhone 5s) To move the keys
closer to your thumb, touch and hold
or , then slide to choose one of the keyboard
layouts. See Type and edit text.
Move items with drag and drop. With a touch, you can move just about anything within
an app—a reminder in a list, a text selection in a note, or a calendar event. See Move
items.
Scan documents in Notes. The Document Scanner automatically senses and scans a
document in the Notes app, crops the edges, and removes any tilt or glare. See Scan a
document.
Mark it up. Annotate images, notes, PDFs, screenshots, and more with built-in drawing
tools. In some apps, you can also add text, signatures, and speech bubbles and other
shapes. See Use Markup.
Find all your files in one place. In the new Files app, you can easily browse, search, and
organize all your files. Thereʼs even a dedicated place for your recent files. See View files
and folders.
Quickly set up your new iPhone. Hold your new iPhone near a device with iOS 11 or
later to quickly and securely import many of your personal settings and iCloud Keychain
passwords. See Set up iPhone.
Note: New features and apps may vary depending on the model of your iPhone, your
location, language, and carrier.
Basics
Wake and unlock iPhone
Wake and unlock iPhone X
Wake iPhone X. Tap the screen or raise iPhone. When you wake iPhone, the Lock screen
appears. From there, you can check notifications and recent app activity, take photos,
and more, even when iPhone is locked. For more information, see Lock screen.
Note: To turn Raise to Wake off or on, go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
Unlock iPhone X. Swipe up from the bottom of the Lock screen, then enter the
passcode (if you set up iPhone to require a passcode). You can also use Face ID to
unlock iPhone X by simply glancing at it. If you didnʼt create a passcode or set up
Face ID, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. For more information, see Passcode and
Face ID.
Lock iPhone X. Press the side button. If you donʼt touch the screen for a minute or so,
iPhone locks automatically. (You can also use the side button to wake iPhone.)
Wake and unlock iPhone models with the Home button
Wake iPhone. Raise iPhone (on supported models) or press the side button or
Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model). When you wake iPhone, the Lock screen
appears. From there, you can check notifications and recent app activity, take photos,
and more, even when iPhone is locked. For more information, see Lock screen.
Note: To turn Raise to Wake off or on, go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
Unlock iPhone. Press the Home button, then enter the passcode (if you set up iPhone to
require a passcode). You can also use the Touch ID sensor in the Home button to unlock
iPhone. If you didnʼt create a passcode or set up Touch ID, go to Settings > Touch ID &
Passcode. For more information, see Passcode and Touch ID.
Tip: To use Touch ID to unlock iPhone by touching instead of pressing the Home
button, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button, then turn on Rest Finger
to Open.
Lock iPhone. Press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model). If
you donʼt touch the screen for a minute or so, iPhone locks automatically.
Home screen
The Home screen shows all the apps on your iPhone. It consists of multiple pages, added
as necessary when you need space for apps.
Go to the Home screen.
iPhone X: Swipe up from the bottom.
Other models: Press the Home button.
Open an app. Tap the app icon.
See more of your apps. Swipe left or right to see the apps on other Home screen pages.
Some apps may include a badge on their Home screen icon, to let you know how many
new items await—for example, the number of new email messages. If thereʼs a problem—
such as a message that couldnʼt be sent—an exclamation mark
appears on the badge.
(On a folder, a numbered badge indicates the total number of notifications for all the
apps inside.)
Gestures
Use a few simple gestures—tap, drag, swipe, and pinch—to control iPhone and its apps.
Look around. In an open app, drag a list up or down to see more. Swipe to scroll quickly;
touch the screen to stop scrolling. Some lists have an index—tap a letter to jump ahead.
Drag a photo, map, or webpage in any direction to see more.
To quickly jump to the top of a page, tap the status bar at the top of the screen.
Zoom in and out. Pinch open a photo, webpage, or map for a close-up—then pinch
closed to zoom back out. In Photos, keep pinching to see the collection or album that
contains the photo.
You can also double-tap a photo or webpage to zoom in, and double-tap again to zoom
out. In Maps, double-tap and hold, then drag up to zoom in or drag down to zoom out.
3D Touch
3D Touch gives you another way to interact with iPhone. On supported models, you can
press the display to see previews, access useful shortcuts, and more.
You can use 3D Touch on the Home screen—press an app icon to see Quick Actions
menus. For example, you can press the Camera icon on the Home screen, then choose
Take Selfie. Quick Actions work in Control Center too. For example, press Flashlight, then
drag the slider to adjust the brightness.
On the Lock screen, press a notification to respond to it. In Mail, press a message in the
mailbox list for a peek at the message contents, then slide up to see a list of actions. Or
press a little deeper to pop the message open. In Photos, press an image to peek at it,
then swipe up to share or copy it; press a little deeper to pop the image to full screen.
This guide provides more examples of using 3D Touch, which are marked with .
With 3D Touch, you can vary the pressure when you draw to change the quality of your
lines in some apps. For example, press as you draw in Notes to make a line darker. You
can also use 3D Touch to turn your keyboard into a trackpad and select text when typing.
Change 3D Touch sensitivity. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch, then
set 3D Touch sensitivity to Light, Medium, or Firm.
Switch between apps
While using one app, you can easily switch to another.
View open apps.
iPhone X: Swipe up from the bottom, then pause.
Other models: Double-click the Home button.
All of your open apps appear in the app switcher. Swipe right to see more. To switch to
another app, tap it.
Tip: (iPhone X) To quickly switch between open apps, swipe right along the bottom.
Close an app. If an app isnʼt working properly, you can force it to close, then try to
reopen it. (Typically, there is no reason to close an app; closing it doesnʼt save battery
power, for example.) To close an app, open the app switcher, swipe right to find the app,
then:
iPhone X: Touch and hold the app. When
appears, swipe up.
Other models: Swipe the app up from the app switcher.
Lock screen
The Lock screen, which shows the current time and date and your most recent
notifications, appears when you turn on or wake iPhone.
You can quickly access the features and information you need most from the Lock
screen, even while iPhone is locked:
Open Camera: Swipe left. (See Take photos.)
Open Control Center: (iPhone X) Swipe down from the top right. (Other models)
Swipe up from the bottom. (See Control Center.)
See earlier notifications: Swipe up from the center. (See Notifications.)
See Today View: Swipe right. (See Today View.)
Choose what you can access from the Lock screen. Go to Settings > Face ID &
Passcode (iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other models). You can change
access to Today View, Recent Notifications, Control Center, and more.
Show notification previews on the Lock screen. Go to Settings > Notifications > Show
Previews, then tap Always. (Notification previews include text from Messages, lines from
Mail messages, and details about Calendar invitations. See Notifications.)
Control Center
Control Center gives you instant access to airplane mode, Do Not Disturb, a flashlight,
and other handy features.
Open Control Center.
iPhone X: Swipe down from the top right.
Other models: Swipe up from the bottom.
Access more controls. Many controls offer additional options. To see available options,
press a control (touch and hold it on devices without 3D Touch). For example, AirDrop
options are available when you press (or touch and hold) the top-left group of controls,
then tap . Options to take a selfie, take a photo, or record a video are available when
you press (or touch and hold)
Temporarily disconnect from a Wi-Fi network. Tap
see the name of the connected Wi-Fi network, press
devices without 3D Touch).
. To reconnect, tap it again. To
(touch and hold the button on
Because Wi-Fi isnʼt turned off when you disconnect from a network, AirPlay and AirDrop
still work, and iPhone joins known networks when you change locations or restart iPhone.
To turn off Wi-Fi, go to Settings > Wi-Fi. (To turn on Wi-Fi again in Control Center, tap
.) For information about turning Wi-Fi on or off in Control Center while in airplane
mode, see Travel with iPhone.
Temporarily disconnect from Bluetooth devices. Tap . To allow connections, tap the
button again.
Because Bluetooth isnʼt turned off when you disconnect from devices, location accuracy
and other services are still enabled. To turn off Bluetooth, go to Settings > Bluetooth. To
turn on Bluetooth again in Control Center, tap . For information about turning Bluetooth
on or off in Control Center while in airplane mode, see Travel with iPhone.
Close Control Center.
iPhone X: Swipe up from the bottom.
Other models: Swipe down or press the Home button.
Turn off access to Control Center in apps. Go to Settings > Control Center.
Add and organize controls. Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls. Tap
or
to add or remove controls. To rearrange controls, touch
next to a control,
then drag it to a new position.
Notifications
Notifications help you keep track of whatʼs new. They let you know if you missed a call, if
the date of an event moved, and more. You can customize your notifications so you see
only whatʼs important to you.
Respond from the Lock screen. Press the notification (tap it on devices without
3D Touch). See 3D Touch.
Respond without leaving the current app. Pull down on the notification when it
appears at the top of your screen. To dismiss it without responding, swipe it up. This
feature works with text and email messages, calendar invitations, and more.
See recent and earlier notifications from any screen. Swipe down from the top to see
recent notifications, then scroll up to see older notifications. From the notifications
screen, you can also do the following:
Respond to a notification: Tap it.
Open Camera: Swipe left (from the right edge of the screen).
See Today View: Swipe right (from the left edge of the screen).
Return to where you left off: Swipe up from the bottom. Or on models with the Home
button, press the Home button.
3D Touch. Press a notification to respond to it. See 3D Touch.
Remove a notification. Touch and hold the notification, then tap
of notifications, tap .
3D Touch. Press
. To remove a group
to clear all notifications. See 3D Touch.
Set notification preferences. Go to Settings > Notifications.
Choose when to show notification previews: Tap Show Previews, then choose an
option: Always, When Unlocked, or Never. When you select When Unlocked, previews
also appear on the Lock screen. Previews include text from Messages, lines from Mail
messages, and details about Calendar invitations.
Set the notification style for an app: Tap the app, then choose from its options.
Choose whether to show recent notifications on the Lock screen. Go to Settings >
Face ID & Passcode (iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other models), then
turn on Recent Notifications (below Allow Access When Locked).
Get government alerts. In some areas, you can turn on alerts in the Government Alerts
list. Go to Settings > Notifications.
For example, in the United States, iPhone can receive presidential alerts, and you can
turn AMBER and Emergency Alerts (which includes both Severe and Extreme Imminent
Threat alerts) on or off (theyʼre on by default). In Japan, iPhone can receive Emergency
Earthquake Alerts from the Japan Meteorological Agency. Government alerts vary by
carrier and iPhone model, and may not work under all conditions. For more information,
see the About emergency and AMBER alerts website.
Silence all your notifications. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. You can also use Siri to
turn Do Not Disturb on or off. Say “Turn on Do Not Disturb” or “Turn off Do Not Disturb.”
Today View
Get information from your favorite apps, at a glance. Choose from Maps Nearby,
Calendar, Notes, News, Reminders, and more.
Open Today View. Swipe right from the left edge of the Home screen or the Lock
screen.
Add and organize Today View widgets. To choose which widgets appear, tap Edit at
the bottom of the screen. Tap
or
to add or remove widgets. To arrange the order of
your information, touch
, then drag to a new position.
Note: To include traffic conditions for your commute in Today View, make sure Frequent
Locations is turned on in Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services >
Frequent Locations.
Choose whether to allow access to Today View when iPhone is locked. Go to
Settings > Face ID & Passcode (iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other
models).
Control the volume
When youʼre on the phone or listening to songs, movies, or other media, the buttons on
the side of iPhone adjust the audio volume. Otherwise, the buttons control the volume for
the ringer, alerts, and other sound effects. You can also use Siri to turn the volume up or
down. Just say “Turn up the volume” or “Turn down the volume.”
WARNING: For information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety
information.
Lock the ringer and alert volumes. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics (on supported
models) or Settings > Sounds (other models), then turn off Change with Buttons. To limit
the volume for music and videos, go to Settings > Music > Volume Limit.
Note: To limit the maximum headset volume, go to Settings > Music > Volume Limit. To
prevent changes to the volume limit, go to Settings > General > Restrictions > Volume
Limit.
Use Control Center to adjust the volume. When iPhone is locked or when youʼre using
another app, open Control Center, then drag
Use Do Not Disturb. Turn on Do Not Disturb to temporarily silence calls, alerts, and
notifications. Open Control Center, then tap
to turn Do Not Disturb on or off.
Put iPhone in ring or silent mode. Flip the Ring/Silent switch to put iPhone in ring mode
or silent mode .
In ring mode, iPhone plays all sounds. In silent mode (switch shows orange), iPhone
doesnʼt ring or play alerts and other sound effects (but iPhone may still vibrate).
Important: Clock alarms, audio apps such as Music, and many games play sounds
through the built-in speaker, even when iPhone is in silent mode. In some areas, the
sound effects for Camera and Voice Memos are played, even if the Ring/Silent switch is
set to silent.
For information about changing sound and vibration settings, see Sounds and haptics.
Sounds and haptics
You can change or turn off the sounds iPhone plays when you get a call, text, voicemail,
email, reminder, or other event.
On supported models, you feel a tap—called haptic feedback—after you perform some
actions, such as opening Today View.
Set sound options. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics (on supported models) or
Settings > Sounds (other models) for options such as ringtones and alert tones, vibration
settings and patterns, and ringer and alert volumes.
Set vibration patterns. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics or Settings > Sounds, then
choose an item from the Sounds and Vibration Patterns list. To select a pattern or create
your own, tap Vibration.
To temporarily silence incoming calls, alerts, and sound effects, turn on Do Not Disturb.
Turn haptic feedback off or on. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics.
Tip: If youʼre not hearing or seeing incoming calls and alerts when you expect, open
Control Center, then see if Do Not Disturb is on. If
is highlighted, tap it to turn off Do
Not Disturb. (When Do Not Disturb is on,
also appears in the status bar.)
Do Not Disturb
To quickly silence iPhone, whether youʼre going to dinner or going to sleep, turn on Do
Not Disturb. It silences notifications and calls and prevents them from lighting up the
screen. (To help keep calls, text messages, and notifications from distracting you while
you drive, use Do Not Disturb while driving.)
Turn on Do Not Disturb. Open Control Center, then tap . You can also use Siri to turn
Do Not Disturb on or off. Say “Turn on Do Not Disturb” or “Turn off Do Not Disturb.”
When Do Not Disturb is on,
appears in the status bar.
Allow calls when Do Not Disturb is on. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb. To allow
incoming calls from selected groups, tap Allow Calls From. To allow repeated calls to
come through for emergency situations, turn on Repeated Calls.
Allow calls and messages from emergency contacts when Do Not Disturb is on. Go
to Contacts, select a contact, tap Edit, tap Text Tone or Ringtone, then turn on
Emergency Bypass. Or, create a Medical ID and identify an emergency contact. Even if
Do Not Disturb is on, calls and messages from your emergency contacts come through.
Schedule quiet hours. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb, turn on Scheduled, then set the
start time and end time for your quiet hours.
Set when to silence iPhone. To set whether Do Not Disturb silences iPhone only when
itʼs locked, or even when itʼs unlocked, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb.
Do Not Disturb while driving
When “Do Not Disturb while driving” is activated, it helps you stay focused on the road.
Text messages and other notifications are silenced or limited. Siri reads replies aloud, so
you donʼt have to look at your iPhone (the screen stays dark). Incoming calls are allowed
only when iPhone is connected to a car Bluetooth system or a hands-free accessory, or
you use the Do Not Disturb settings to allow some calls.
WARNING: For important information about navigation and avoiding distractions that
could lead to dangerous situations, see Important safety information. “Do Not Disturb
while driving” is not a substitute for following all rules that prohibit distracted driving.
Use “Do Not Disturb while driving.” If iPhone detects you might might have driven a
vehicle before you set up “Do Not Disturb while driving,” iPhone asks if you want to turn
it on. Otherwise, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Activate, then choose an option:
Automatically (when iPhone detects you might be driving), Manually (only from Control
Center), or When Connected to Car Bluetooth.
If you choose Manually, add Do Not Disturb While Driving to Control Center. Go to
Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls, then tap
next to Do Not Disturb
While Driving.
Note: When youʼre using CarPlay, “Do Not Disturb while driving” isnʼt activated.
Get calls, messages, and notifications when youʼre a passenger. If you set the option
to activate Automatically, and “Do Not Disturb while driving” becomes active when
youʼre not driving (if youʼre a passenger, for example), tap the Do Not Disturb notification
on the Lock screen, then tap Iʼm Not Driving. You can also swipe up from the bottom of
the screen (iPhone X) or press the Home button (other models), then tap Iʼm Not Driving.
Send an auto-reply text message that youʼre driving. By default, an auto-reply is sent
to anyone in your Favorites group in Contacts. To change who receives the auto-reply or
to turn it off, go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Auto-Reply To, then select a group:
Recents: Sends an auto-reply to anyone you sent a message to in the previous two
days, even if theyʼre not in your Contacts.
Contacts: Sends a message to any of your Contacts.
No One: Turns off auto-reply.
If anyone responds to your auto-reply message with the message “Urgent,” all
subsequent texts from that person come through for the remainder of your drive.
Create a custom auto-reply text message. Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > AutoReply, then tap the message to bring up the keyboard.
Allow some calls. If your car doesnʼt have Bluetooth, you can allow some calls to come
through.
Allow a second call from the same person within 3 minutes: Go to Settings > Do Not
Disturb, then turn on Repeated Calls.
Allow calls from your Favorites or everyone: Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb > Allow
Calls From.
Note: “Do Not Disturb while driving” uses Location Services to help determine if you
might be driving or if youʼre near your home, work, or a predicted destination. The
location data Apple collects for these purposes doesnʼt personally identify you. To turn
off Location Services for “Do Not Disturb while driving,” go to Settings > Privacy >
Location Services > System Services, then turn off Location-Based Alerts.
Status icons
The icons in the status bar at the top of the screen give information about iPhone:
Status icon
What it means
Cell signal Youʼre in range of the cellular network and can make
and receive calls. If thereʼs no signal, “No service” appears.
Airplane mode Airplane mode is on—you canʼt make phone
calls, and other wireless functions may be disabled. See Travel
with iPhone.
LTE Your carrierʼs LTE network is available, and iPhone can
connect to the Internet over that network. (Not available in all
areas.) See Cellular data settings.
UMTS Your carrierʼs 4G UMTS (GSM) or LTE network (depending
on the carrier) is available, and iPhone can connect to the
Internet over that network. (Not available in all areas.) See
Cellular data settings.
UMTS/EV-DO Your carrierʼs 3G UMTS (GSM) or EV-DO (CDMA)
network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over
that network. See Cellular data settings.
EDGE Your carrierʼs EDGE (GSM) network is available, and
iPhone can connect to the Internet over that network. See
Cellular data settings.
GPRS/1xRTT Your carrierʼs GPRS (GSM) or 1xRTT (CDMA)
network is available, and iPhone can connect to the Internet over
that network. See Cellular data settings.
Wi-Fi call iPhone is set up for Wi-Fi calling. iPhone also displays
a carrier name next to the icon. See Make a call.
Wi-Fi iPhone is connected to the Internet over a Wi-Fi network.
See Connect to Wi-Fi.
Personal Hotspot iPhone is providing a Personal Hotspot for
another device. See Personal Hotspot.
Syncing iPhone is syncing with iTunes. See Sync iPhone.
Network activity Shows that thereʼs network activity. Some
third-party apps may also use it to show an active process.
Call Forwarding Call Forwarding is set up. See Call forwarding,
call waiting, and caller ID.
VPN Youʼre connected to a network using VPN. See VPN
settings.
TTY iPhone is set to work with a TTY machine. See Support for
TTY.
Lock iPhone is locked. See Lock screen.
Do Not Disturb Do Not Disturb is turned on. See Do Not Disturb.
Portrait orientation lock The iPhone screen is locked in portrait
orientation. See Change the screen orientation.
Location Services An item is using Location Services. See
Location Services.
Alarm An alarm is set. See Set an alarm or bedtime schedule.
Bluetooth® Bluetooth is on and connectable. See Connect
Bluetooth devices.
Headphones connected iPhone is paired with Bluetooth
headphones that are turned on and within Bluetooth range. See
Connect Bluetooth devices.
Bluetooth battery Shows the battery level of a paired Bluetooth
device.
Battery Shows the iPhone battery level or charging status. See
Charge and monitor the battery. When the icon is yellow, Low
Power Mode is on. See Low Power Mode.
Change the screen orientation
Many apps give you a different view when you rotate iPhone.
When you use supported models in landscape orientation, some apps have special
layouts. These apps include:
Mail
Calendar
Settings
Messages
Note: These special layouts are not available when Display Zoom is enabled.
Lock the screen orientation. Open Control Center, then tap
When the screen orientation is locked,
appears in the status bar.
Enter text
Type and edit text
Tap a text field to see the onscreen keyboard, then tap letters to type. If you touch the
wrong key, you can slide your finger to the correct key. The letter isnʼt entered until you
release your finger from the key.
Type uppercase letters. Tap Shift to type uppercase, or touch the Shift key and slide to
a letter.
Turn on Caps Lock. Double-tap Shift.
Enter numbers, punctuation, or symbols. Tap the Number key
or the Symbol key
Enter accented letters or other alternate characters. Touch and hold a key, then slide
to choose one of the options.
Quickly end a sentence with a period and a space. Double-tap the Space bar.
Correct spelling. If you see a word underlined in red, tap it to see suggested
corrections. If the word you want doesnʼt appear, type the correction.
Type with one hand. To move the keys closer to your thumb (all models except
iPhone SE and iPhone 5s), touch and hold
or , then slide to choose one of the
keyboard layouts. For example, choose
to move the keyboard to the right side of the
screen.
Set options for typing or add keyboards. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard.
On iPhone 6 and later, the onscreen keyboard includes additional keys, which you can
see when you hold iPhone in landscape orientation.
You can also use an Apple Wireless Keyboard (available separately) to enter text. See
Apple Wireless Keyboard. To dictate instead of typing, see Dictate.
Revise text. Touch and hold the text to show the magnifying glass, then drag to position
the insertion point.
Select text. Tap the insertion point to display the selection options. Or double-tap a
word to select it. Drag the grab points to select more or less text. In read-only
documents, such as webpages, touch and hold to select a word.
You can cut, copy, or paste over selected text. With Universal Clipboard, you can also cut
or copy something on one Apple device, and paste it to another.
You can use drag and drop to move selected text within an app.
With some apps, you can also make text bold, italic, and underlined (tap B/I/U); see
suggestions in Look Up; or have Siri suggest alternative text. Tap to see all the appʼs
options. When you choose Look Up, you see suggested information from the web and
other apps. To turn off Suggestions in Look Up, go to Settings > Siri & Search.
3D Touch. To turn your keyboard into a trackpad, press the keyboard until it turns
light gray. Move the cursor by dragging around the keyboard. Without lifting your finger,
press a little deeper to select a word. Press twice to select a sentence. Press three times
to select a paragraph. After pressing, you can drag to select more text. See 3D Touch.
Undo the last edit. Shake iPhone, then tap Undo.
Predictive text
As you write, Siri predicts your next word, suggests emoji that could take the place of
your word, and makes other suggestions based on your recent activity and information
from your apps (not available for all languages). In Messages, for example, when you type
something like:
“My number is ,” your phone number appears as an option.
“Iʼm at ,” your current location appears as an option.
Tap a word to choose it, or accept a highlighted prediction by entering a space or
punctuation. When you tap a suggested word, a space appears after the word. If you
enter a comma, period, or other punctuation, the space is deleted. Reject a suggestion
by tapping your original word (shown as the predictive text option with quotation marks).
Turn off predictive text. Touch and hold
off Predictive.
or
, slide to Keyboard settings, then turn
When you turn off predictive text, iPhone may still try to suggest corrections for
misspelled words. To accept a correction, enter a space or punctuation, or tap return. To
reject a correction, tap the “x.” If you reject the same suggestion a few times, iPhone
stops suggesting it.
Dictate
You can dictate text instead of typing it. Make sure Enable Dictation is turned on (go to
Settings > General > Keyboard, then turn on Enable Dictation).
On supported models, you can use dictation when youʼre not connected to the Internet.
Note: Dictation may not be available in all languages or in all areas, and features may
vary. Cellular data charges may apply. See Cellular data settings.
Dictate text. Tap on the onscreen keyboard or in the Search field, then speak. When
you finish, tap Done. To insert text, tap to place the insertion point, then tap . You can
also replace selected text by dictating.
Add punctuation or format text. Say the punctuation or format. For example, “Dear
Mary comma the check is in the mail exclamation mark” becomes “Dear Mary, the check
is in the mail!” Punctuation and formatting commands include:
quote … end quote
new paragraph
new line
cap—to capitalize the next word
caps on … caps off—to capitalize the first character of each word
all caps—to make the next word all uppercase
all caps on … all caps off—to make the enclosed words all uppercase
no caps on … no caps off—to make the enclosed words all lowercase
no space—to eliminate the space between two words (not available for all languages)
no space on … no space off—to run a series of words together (not available for all
languages)
smiley—to insert :-)
frowny—to insert :-(
winky—to insert ;-)
Save keystrokes
A shortcut lets you enter a word or phrase by typing just a few characters. For example,
type “omw” to enter “On my way!” That oneʼs already set up for you, but you can also
add your own.
Create a shortcut. Touch and hold
Replacement.
or
, slide to Keyboard settings, then tap Text
Have a word or phrase you use and donʼt want it corrected? Create a shortcut, but
leave the Shortcut field blank.
Use iCloud to keep your personal dictionary up to date on your other devices. Go to
Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on iCloud Drive.
Add or change keyboards
You can turn typing features, such as spell checking, on or off; add keyboards for writing
in different languages; and change the layout of your onscreen keyboard or Apple
Wireless Keyboard.
If youʼve added keyboards in other languages, you can type in two languages without
having to switch between keyboards. Your keyboard automatically switches between the
two languages you type in most often. (Not available for all languages.)
Set typing features. Touch and hold
Settings > General > Keyboard.
or
, then slide to Keyboard settings. Or go to
Add a keyboard for another language. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard >
Keyboards > Add New Keyboard.
Switch keyboards. Touch and hold
keyboard.
or
, then slide your finger to the name of the
You can also tap
or
to switch from one keyboard to the other. Continue tapping to
access other enabled keyboards.
For information about international keyboards, see Use international keyboards.
Change the keyboard layout. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards, select
a keyboard, then choose a layout.
For more information about your keyboard, see the Apple Support article Get help with
the keyboard on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Move items
With drag and drop, you can use a finger to move items within an app. For example, you
can rearrange a list in Reminders, move a text selection or a photo in Notes, or drag an
event to a new time slot in Calendar. (Not all third-party apps support drag and drop.)
Move an item. Touch and hold the item until it lifts up (if itʼs text, select it first), then
drag it to another location within the app. If you drag to the bottom or top of a long
document, it automatically scrolls.
Select multiple items to move. Touch and hold the first item, drag it slightly, then
continue holding it while you tap additional items with another finger. A badge indicates
the number of selected items. You can then drag all of the items together.
If you change your mind. Lift your finger before dragging, or drag the item off the
screen.
Search
When you search on iPhone, you get results from the Internet, from media and other
content on your iPhone, from iTunes and the App Store, and from your apps, like Maps
and Contacts. In Settings, you can specify which apps you want to be included in search
results.
Search with iPhone. To show Search from the Home screen, swipe down from the
center. To show Search from an app, swipe down from the top, then swipe from the left.
Hide the keyboard and see more results on the screen: Tap Search.
Open a suggested app: Tap it.
Get more information about a search suggestion: Tap it, then tap one of the results to
open it.
Start a new search: Tap
in the search field.
Choose which apps to include in search. Go to Settings > Siri & Search, tap an app,
then turn Search & Siri Suggestions off or on.
Turn off Suggestions in Search. Go to Settings > Siri & Search, then turn off
Suggestions in Search.
Turn off Location Services for suggestions. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location
Services. Tap System Services, then turn off Location-Based Suggestions.
Search in apps. Many apps include a search field so you can find something within the
app. For example, in the Maps app, you can search for a specific location. Tap the search
field and type your search.
Use Markup
In apps including Notes, Mail, and iBooks, you can annotate images, notes, PDFs,
screenshots, and more with built-in drawing tools. In some apps, you can also add text,
speech bubbles and other shapes, and signatures.
Mark it up. Tap
, then use your finger to draw.
To mark up a screenshot right after you take it, tap the thumbnail that appears for a few
moments in the bottom-left corner of the screen. (To share a screenshot after you mark
it up, tap .)
Choose a markup tool. Tap the pencil, marker, or pen tool. Switch to the eraser—or tap
—if you make a mistake.
Move your drawings. Tap , drag around one or more drawings to make a selection, lift
your finger, then drag your selection to a new location.
View more color choices. Tap the current color to view a color palette. Swipe the
palette left or right to see more colors. Or, hold iPhone in landscape orientation.
Zoom in. Pinch open so you can draw the details, then pinch closed to zoom back out.
To navigate when youʼre zoomed in, drag two fingers.
Add text. Tap , then tap Text. Tap the text box, tap Edit, then type your text. To change
the font or layout, tap
. To move the text box, drag it.
Add your signature. Tap
Add a shape. Tap
blue dot.
, then tap Signature.
, then tap a shape. To move the shape, drag it. To resize it, drag any
To fill the shape with color or change the line thickness, tap . To adjust the form of a
shape that has a green dot, drag the dot. To delete or duplicate a shape, tap it then
choose an option.
Magnify a portion of the screen. Tap , then tap Magnifier. To change the
magnification level, drag the green dot. To change the size of the magnifier, drag the
blue dot.
Voice Control
Instead of talking to Siri, you can use Voice Control to make calls and control music
playback. For example, you may want to use Voice Control if you canʼt use Siri because
youʼre not connected to the Internet. (For information about using Siri to control iPhone
by voice, see Make requests.)
Note: When you turn on Voice Control, you canʼt talk to Siri.
Turn on Voice Control.
iPhone X: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Side Button, then choose Voice
Control (below Press and Hold to Speak).
Other models: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button, then choose
Voice Control (below Press and Hold to Speak).
Use Voice Control. Press and hold the side button (iPhone X) or the Home button (other
models) until the Voice Control screen appears and you hear a beep, or press and hold
the center button on your headset. See Apple EarPods.
For best results:
Speak clearly and naturally.
Say only Voice Control commands, names, and numbers. Pause slightly between
commands.
Use full names.
You must speak voice commands in the same language thatʼs set for iPhone (in
Settings > General > Language & Region).
Turn off Voice Control. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Side Button
(iPhone X) or Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button (other models), then
choose Siri or Off (below Press and Hold to Speak).
You can keep Voice Control from dialing when iPhone is locked. Go to Settings > Face ID
& Passcode (iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other models), then turn off
Voice Dial.
For specific commands, see Make a call and Siri and Voice Control.
Reachability
On supported models, if you're using iPhone in portrait orientation, lightly tap the Home
button twice to slide the screen down so that you can reach everything with your thumb.
Turn off Reachability. Tap Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn off Reachability.
Charge and monitor the battery
iPhone has an internal, lithium-ion rechargeable battery. For more information about the
battery—including tips for maximizing battery life—go to the Apple Lithium-ion Batteries
website.
WARNING: For important safety information about the battery and charging iPhone, see
Important safety information.
Charge the battery. Connect iPhone to a power outlet using the included cable and USB
power adapter. You can also charge the battery on supported models by placing iPhone
face up on a Qi wireless charger. (For more information, see the Apple support article
How to wirelessly charge your iPhone.)
Important: If you suspect that liquid may be present in the Lightning connector of
iPhone, do not use the Lightning connector to charge iPhone. For more information about
exposure to liquid, see Important handling information.
Note: Connecting iPhone to a power outlet or (on supported models) placing it on a
compatible wireless charger can start an iCloud backup or wireless iTunes syncing. See
Back up iPhone with iTunes and Sync iPhone.
You can also charge the battery by connecting iPhone to your computer, which also
allows you to sync iPhone with iTunes. See Sync iPhone. Unless your keyboard has a
high-power USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, you must connect iPhone to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on
your computer.
Important: The battery may drain instead of charge if iPhone is connected to a computer
thatʼs turned off or is in sleep or standby mode.
Show percentage of battery remaining in the status bar. Go to Settings > Battery,
then turn on Battery Percentage.
See proportion of battery used by each app. Go to Settings > Battery.
The battery icon in the upper-right corner shows the battery level or charging status.
When syncing or using iPhone, it may take longer to charge the battery.
Important: If iPhone is very low on power, it may display an image of a nearly depleted
battery, indicating that it needs to charge for up to ten minutes before you can use it. If
iPhone is extremely low on power, the display may be blank for up to two minutes before
the low-battery image appears.
Rechargeable batteries, like those found in iPhone, have a limited number of charge
cycles and may eventually need to be replaced. The iPhone battery should be replaced
by Apple or an authorized service provider. For more information, go to the Battery
service and recycling website.
Low Power Mode
Switch to Low Power Mode when your iPhone battery is low or when you may not have
access to electrical power. Low Power Mode limits background activity and tunes
performance for essential tasks. Using Low Power Mode can significantly increase the
life of the battery charge.
Turn on Low Power Mode. Go to Settings > Battery, then turn on Low Power Mode.
Note: If your iPhone switches to Low Power Mode automatically, it switches back to
normal power mode after charging to 80%. Your iPhone might perform some tasks more
slowly when in Low Power Mode.
Find My Friends
You can find the Find My Friends app in the Extras folder. Find My Friends is a great way
to share your location with people who are important to you. Friends and family members
who share their locations with you appear on a map, so you can quickly see where they
are. You can set notifications for friends and family members to alert you when they
leave from or arrive at various locations.
Note: For more information about Find My Friends, please refer to the Help in the app.
Turn on Share My Location. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Share My
Location.
Share your location with a friend. Open Find Friends on iPhone, then tap Add. Select a
contactʼs name, or type a name in the To field, then tap Send. Choose how long you want
to share your location.
Share your location using AirDrop. Tap Add, then select a friend who appears in
AirDrop. Choose how long you want to share your location.
Set a notification. Select a friend, then tap Notify Me. Choose whether you want to be
notified when a friend leaves from or arrives at a location. Choose the friendʼs current
location, or tap Other to create a new location for the notification.
3D Touch. To share a location from the Home screen, tap Extras, press Find Friends,
then choose the Share My Location quick action. See 3D Touch.
Travel with iPhone
If you travel outside your carrierʼs network area, you can avoid roaming charges by
turning off voice and data roaming services in Settings > Cellular. See Cellular data
settings.
Some airlines let you keep your iPhone turned on if you switch to airplane mode. You
canʼt make calls or use Bluetooth, but you can listen to music, play games, watch videos,
or use other apps that donʼt require network or phone connections.
Turn on airplane mode. Open Control Center, then tap
You can also turn airplane mode on or off in Settings. When airplane mode is on,
appears in the status bar at the top of the screen.
Turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while in airplane mode. If your airline allows it, you can use
Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while in airplane mode. Open Control Center, turn on airplane mode,
then tap
(for Wi-Fi) or (for Bluetooth).
If you turn on Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while in airplane mode, it will be on the next time you
return to airplane mode. To turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth while in airplane mode, open
Control Center, then tap
or .
Siri
Make requests
Talking to Siri is a quick way to get things done. Ask Siri to set an alarm, find a
destination, book a ride or a table, or send a love note. Siri can even change the lighting
in a room with HomeKit-controlled lights. And the more you use Siri, the better it knows
what you need.
Note: To use Siri, iPhone must be connected to the Internet. See Connect to the Internet.
Cellular charges may apply.
Hey Siri. Simply say “Hey Siri,” then make your request. For example, say “Hey Siri,
howʼs the weather today?”
The onscreen response from Siri often includes information or images that you can tap to
get more info or take further action.
To turn Hey Siri on or off, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Listen for “Hey Siri.”
Note: On some models, Hey Siri is only recognized when iPhone is connected to a power
source.
Summon Siri with the press of a button.
iPhone X: Press and hold the side button until Siri appears, then make your request.
Other models: Press and hold the Home button until Siri appears, then make your
request.
Headset: Press and hold the center or call button until Siri appears, then make your
request.
Find out what Siri can do. Ask Siri “what can you do,” or tap
Make corrections. If Siri misunderstands you:
Clarify your request verbally: Tap
, then rephrase your request.
Spell out a name: For example, say “No, itʼs spelled K I T Z B U H E L.”
Edit your request with text: Above the response from Siri, tap “Tap to Edit,” then use
the onscreen keyboard.
Change a message before sending it: Say “Change it.”
Ask Siri to translate. (beta) Siri can translate a phrase from English to Chinese, Spanish,
French, German, or Italian. Ask Siri “How do you say” followed by the phrase and
language to which you want to translate. Siri speaks the translation out loud, which can
help you with pronunciation.
Change the voice for Siri. (Not available in all areas) Go to Settings > Siri & Search > Siri
Voice. Choose a male or female voice for Siri or even change its language.
Adjust the volume for Siri. Use the volume buttons while youʼre interacting with Siri. For
voice feedback options, go to Settings > Siri & Search > Voice Feedback.
Prevent access to Siri when iPhone is locked. Go to Settings > Siri & Search > Allow
Siri When Locked.
Tell Siri about yourself
If you tell Siri about yourself—including things like your home and work addresses, and
your relationships—you can get personalized service like, “send a message to my
husband.”
Tell Siri who you are. Fill out your info card in Contacts, then go to Settings > Siri &
Search > My Information and tap your name.
Tell Siri how to say your name. Say something like “Learn to pronounce my name.”
Tell Siri about a relationship. Say something like “Eliza Block is my wife” or “Ashley
Kamin is my mom.”
Securely sync what Siri knows about you on your Apple devices. Everything about
you is encrypted, so your personal information remains private. Go to Settings, then sign
in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all your devices.
Note: Siri uses Location Services when your requests require knowing your location. See
Location Services.
Proactive intelligence
Siri learns from you, and can sometimes anticipate what you want and make suggestions
before you make a request or ask a question. Your personal information—which is
encrypted and remains private—synchronizes across all your devices signed into iCloud.
As Siri learns about you on one device, Siri improves your experience on your other
devices.
Based on how you use your iPhone, Siri makes suggestions for what you might want to
do next. Siri might help when you:
Create email and events: When you start adding people to an email or calendar event,
Siri suggests the people you included in previous emails or events.
Receive calls: If you get an incoming call from an unknown number, Siri lets you know
who might be calling—based on phone numbers included in your emails.
Leave for an event: If your calendar event includes a location, Siri assesses traffic
conditions and notifies you when to leave.
Type: As you enter text, Siri can suggest names of movies, places—anything you
viewed recently. If you tell a friend youʼre on your way, Siri can even suggest your
estimated arrival time.
Search in Safari: (iPhone 6s and later) Siri makes suggestions based on what you
were just reading.
Confirm an appointment or a book flight on a travel website: (iPhone 6s and later) Siri
asks if you want to add it to your calendar.
Read News stories: As Siri learns which topics youʼre interested in, theyʼll be
suggested in News.
Siri and apps
Siri works with many of the apps on iPhone, including Phone, Messages, Maps, Clock,
Calendar, and Music. For example, you can say things like:
“Call Mom at home”
“Do I have any new texts from Rico?”
“Iʼm running low on gas”
“Set an alarm for 8 a.m.”
To get personalized service for requests like “FaceTime Mom,” tell Siri about yourself and
your relationships. See Tell Siri about yourself.
More examples of how you can use Siri with apps appear throughout this guide.
Use Siri as your personal DJ. Apple Music knows your tastes. So when you tell Siri to
play some music, youʼll hear a song you love. Siri can also answer music trivia questions
like “Whoʼs the drummer in this song?” See Apple Music.
Use Siri with third-party apps. Some apps from the App Store also support Siri. These
include apps that let you book a ride, send a message, search photos, place calls, and
track your workouts. Look for apps that support Siri in the App Store.
Turn off Search & Siri suggestions. Go to Settings > Siri & Search, then turn off Search
& Siri suggestions for specific apps.
Siri Eyes Free
With Siri Eyes Free, you can use iPhone features in your car without looking at or
touching iPhone—you can control it completely by speaking. To talk with Siri, press and
hold the voice command button on your steering wheel until you hear the Siri tone. You
can ask Siri to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text messages, get
directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add reminders, and more.
Siri Eyes Free is available on select automobiles.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding distractions that could lead to
dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
Use Siri Eyes Free. Connect iPhone to your car using Bluetooth. Refer to the user guide
that came with your car.
For more information about using Siri in your car, see About CarPlay.
Personalize your iPhone
Arrange your apps
Rearrange the Home screen and customize the Dock. Touch and hold any app on the
Home screen until the app icons jiggle, then drag it to where you want it (wait until the
apps rearrange to lift your finger).
To move the app to a different Home screen: Drag it to the edge of the screen.
To move an app to the Dock: Drag it to the Dock at the bottom of the screen (remove
another app first).
To finish, tap Done (iPhone X) or press the Home button (other models).
Tip: If you have a device with 3D Touch and you canʼt get your apps to jiggle, make
sure you are resting your finger on the app lightly and holding it there, not pressing
down.
Create an additional page for the Home screen. While arranging apps, drag an app to
the right edge of the last page. The dots above the Dock show how many pages you
have, and which one youʼre viewing.
Start over. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Reset Home Screen Layout to
return the Home screen and apps to their original layout. Any folders youʼve created are
removed, and apps youʼve downloaded are placed after apps that came with your
iPhone.
Remove apps
Remove apps from the Home screen. Touch and hold an app on the Home screen until
the app icons jiggle, then tap
on the apps you want to remove. When you finish, tap
Done (iPhone X) or press the Home button (other models).
Tip: If you have a device with 3D Touch and you canʼt get your apps to jiggle, make
sure youʼre resting your finger on the app lightly and holding it there, not pressing down.
In addition to removing third-party apps, you can remove some built-in Apple apps that
come with your iPhone:
Calculator
Calendar
Compass
Contacts (Contact information remains available through the Phone app. To remove a
contact, you must restore Contacts.)
FaceTime
Files
Find My Friends
Home
iBooks
iCloud Drive
iTunes Store
Mail
Maps
Music
News
Notes
Podcasts
Reminders
Stocks
Tips
TV
Videos
Voice Memos
Watch
Weather
Note: When you remove a built-in app from your Home screen, you also remove any
related user data and configuration files. Removing built-in apps from your Home screen
can affect other system functionality. For more information, see the Apple Support article
Remove built-in Apple apps from the Home screenn.
Restore an app you removed. Go to the App Store, search for the app, then tap
Organize with folders
Create a folder. Touch and hold any app on the Home screen until the app icons jiggle,
drag one app onto another you want in the same folder, then lift your finger. To rename
the folder, tap its name. To return to the Home screen, where you can drag other apps
into the folder or create another folder, tap outside of the folder.
To finish, tap Done (iPhone X) or press the Home button (other models).
You can have multiple pages of apps in a folder.
Delete a folder. Tap a folder, touch and hold an app in the folder until its icon jiggles,
then drag out all the apps—the folder is deleted automatically.
Change the wallpaper
Wallpaper settings let you set an image or photo as wallpaper for the Lock screen or
Home screen. You can choose from dynamic and still images.
Change the wallpaper. Go to Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper.
Tip: If you choose your own image as wallpaper, you can pinch open to zoom in on
your selected image, then drag your finger to move the image. Pinch closed to zoom
back out.
When choosing an image for new wallpaper, you may be able to tap Perspective to make
your wallpaper move when you change the angle you view the screen. To turn on the
Perspective option for wallpaper youʼve already set, go to Settings > Wallpaper, then tap
the image of the Lock screen or Home screen.
Note: The Perspective option doesnʼt appear if Reduce Motion (in Accessibility settings)
is turned on. See Reduce motion.
Set a Live Photo as wallpaper for the Lock screen. On devices with 3D Touch, go to
Settings > Wallpaper > Choose a New Wallpaper. Tap Live, then choose a Live Photo. To
set one of your own Live Photos as the wallpaper, choose one from one of your folders
(below Photos).
3D Touch. When youʼre on the Lock screen, press to play the Live Photo. See
3D Touch.
Adjust the screen brightness and color balance
Dim the screen to extend battery life. Use Night Shift to shift the colors in your display to
the warmer end of the spectrum at night and make viewing the screen easier on your
eyes. On supported models, use True Tone to automatically adapt the color and intensity
of the display to match the light in your environment.
Adjust the screen brightness. Open Control Center, then drag
Display & Brightness, then drag the slider.
. Or go to Settings >
Automatically adjust the screen brightness. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Display Accommodations, then turn on Auto-Brightness. iPhone adjusts the screen
brightness for current light conditions using the built-in ambient light sensor.
Use True Tone. (On supported models) Open Control Center, press , then tap
to
turn True Tone off or on. Or go to Settings > Display & Brightness, then turn on True
Tone.
Turn Night Shift on or off. Open Control Center, press
(touch and hold on models
that donʼt support 3D Touch), then tap . Or go to Settings > Display & Brightness >
Night Shift.
Turn on Night Shift manually—helpful when youʼre in a darkened room during the day, for
example—or go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift to schedule it to turn on
automatically. If you schedule Night Shift to turn on from sunset to sunrise, iPhone uses
the data from your clock and your geolocation to determine when itʼs nighttime for you.
Note: You wonʼt see the option to turn on Night Shift from sunset to sunrise if youʼve
turned off Location Services in Settings > Privacy, or if youʼve turned off Setting Time
Zone in Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
To adjust the color balance for Night Shift, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night
Shift, then drag the slider toward the warmer or cooler end of the spectrum.
Magnify the screen with Display Zoom
On supported devices, you can magnify the screen display. Go to Settings > Display &
Brightness. Tap View (below Display Zoom), choose Zoomed, then tap Set. For additional
zoom features, see Zoom.
App extensions
Some apps let you extend the functionality of your iPhone. An app extension may appear
as a sharing option, an action option, a widget in Today View, a file provider, or a custom
keyboard. For example, if you download Pinterest, Pinterest becomes another option for
sharing when you click .
App extensions can also help you edit a photo or video in your Photos app. For example,
you can download a photo-related app that lets you apply filters to photos.
Install app extensions. Download the app from the App Store, then open the app and
follow the onscreen instructions.
Turn sharing or action options on or off. Tap , then tap More (drag options to the left
if necessary). Turn off third-party sharing or action options (they're on by default).
Organize sharing and action options. Tap , then tap More (drag options to the left if
necessary). Touch and drag
to rearrange your options.
For more information about Today widgets, see Today View. For more information about
Sharing options, see Share from apps.
Your iPhone name
The name of your iPhone is used by iTunes and iCloud.
Change the name of your iPhone. Go to Settings > General > About > Name.
Set Restrictions
You can set restrictions for some apps, and for purchased content. For example, parents
can restrict explicit music from appearing in playlists, or disallow changes to certain
settings. Use restrictions to prevent the use of certain apps, the installation of new apps,
or changes to accounts or the volume limit.
Turn on restrictions. Go to Settings > General > Restrictions, then tap Enable
Restrictions. Youʼll be asked to define a restrictions passcode thatʼs necessary to change
the settings you make. This can be different from the passcode for unlocking iPhone.
Important: If you forget your restrictions passcode, you must restore the iPhone
software. See Restore iPhone.
International keyboards
Use international keyboards
With international keyboards you can type text in many different languages, including
Asian languages and languages written from right to left. For a list of supported
keyboards, go to Appleʼs iPhone website, choose your iPhone, click Tech Specs, then
scroll to Languages.
Manage keyboards. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Keyboards.
Add a keyboard: Tap Add New Keyboard, then choose a keyboard from the list.
Repeat to add more keyboards.
Remove a keyboard: Tap Edit, tap
Delete, then tap Done.
next to the keyboard you want to remove, tap
Edit your keyboard list: Tap Edit, drag
then tap Done.
next to a keyboard to a new place in the list,
If youʼve added keyboards in other languages, you can type in two languages without
having to switch between keyboards. Your keyboard automatically switches between the
two languages you type in most often. (Not available for all languages).
Switch keyboards. Touch and hold
keyboard.
, then slide your finger to the name of the
You can also tap
to switch from one keyboard to the other. Continue tapping to
access other enabled keyboards.
Enter accented letters or other characters. Touch and hold the related letter, number,
or symbol, then slide to choose a variant. For example:
On a Thai keyboard: Choose native numbers by touching and holding the related
Arabic number.
On a Chinese, Japanese, or Arabic keyboard: Suggested characters or candidates
appear at the top of the keyboard. Tap a candidate to enter it, or swipe left to see
more candidates.
Use the extended suggested candidate list. Tap the up arrow on the right to view the
full candidate list. To return to the short list, tap the down arrow.
When using certain Chinese or Japanese keyboards, you can create a shortcut (text
replacement) for word and input pairs. The shortcut is added to your personal dictionary.
When you type a shortcut while using a supported keyboard, the paired word or input is
substituted for the shortcut.
Create shortcuts. Go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Text Replacement. Shortcuts
are available for:
Simplified Chinese: Pinyin
Traditional Chinese: Pinyin and Zhuyin
Japanese: Romaji and Kana
Reset your personal dictionary. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Keyboard
Dictionary. All custom words and shortcuts are deleted, and the keyboard dictionary
returns to its default state.
Special input methods
You can use keyboards to enter some languages in different ways. A few examples are
Chinese Cangjie and Wubihua, Japanese Kana, and Facemarks. You can also use your
finger or a stylus to write Chinese characters on the screen.
Build Chinese characters from the component Cangjie keys. As you type, suggested
characters appear. Tap a character to choose it, or continue typing up to five
components to see more options.
Build Chinese Wubihua (stroke) characters. Use the keypad to build Chinese
characters using up to five strokes, in the correct writing sequence: horizontal, vertical,
left falling, right falling, and hook. For example, the Chinese character 圈 (circle) should
begin with the vertical stroke ⼁丨.
As you type, suggested Chinese characters appear (the most commonly used
characters appear first). Tap a character to choose it.
If youʼre not sure of the correct stroke, enter an asterisk (*). To see more character
options, type another stroke, or scroll through the character list.
Tap the match key (匹配) to show only characters that match exactly what you typed.
Write Chinese characters. Write Chinese characters directly on the screen with your
finger when Simplified or Traditional Chinese handwriting input is turned on.
3D Touch. Press a little deeper as you write to increase the line width of your
character strokes. See 3D Touch.
As you write character strokes, iPhone recognizes them and shows matching characters
in a list, with the closest match at the top. When you choose a character, its likely followon characters appear in the list as additional choices.
You can type some complex characters, such as 鱲 (part of the name for the Hong Kong
International Airport), by writing two or more component characters in sequence. Tap the
character to replace the characters you typed. Roman characters are also recognized.
Type Japanese kana. Use the Kana keypad to select syllables. For more syllable
options, drag the list to the left or tap the arrow key.
Type Japanese romaji. Use the Romaji keyboard to type syllables. Alternative choices
appear along the top of the keyboard; tap one to type it. For more syllable options, tap
the arrow key and select another syllable or word from the window.
Type facemarks or emoticons. Do one of the following:
Use the Japanese Kana keyboard: Tap
Use the Japanese Romaji keyboard: Tap
, then tap
Use the Chinese (Simplified) Pinyin or (Traditional) Zhuyin or Pinyin keyboard: Tap
, tap
, then tap
Apps
Phone
Phone calls
Make a call
Making a call on iPhone is as simple as choosing a number in your contacts, or tapping
one of your favorites or recent calls.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding distractions that could lead to
dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
Add favorites. With Favorites, you can make a call with a single tap. To add someone to
your Favorites list, tap . You can also add names to Favorites from Contacts. In
Contacts, tap Add to Favorites at the bottom of a card, then tap the number to add.
Delete a name or rearrange your Favorites list. Tap Edit.
Return a recent call. Tap Recents, then tap the call. Tap
to get more info about the
call, or the caller. A red badge indicates the number of missed calls.
Dial manually. Tap Keypad, enter the number, then tap
Paste a number to the keypad: Double-tap the phone number field above the keypad,
then tap Paste.
Enter a soft (2-second) pause: Touch and hold the “*” key until a comma appears.
Enter a hard pause (to pause dialing until you tap the Dial button): Touch and hold the
“#” key until a semicolon appears.
Enter a “+” for international calls: Touch and hold the “0” key until “+” appears.
Redial the last number: Tap Keypad, tap Call to display the number, then tap
Use Siri or Voice Control. Summon Siri, then say “call” or “dial” followed by a name or
number. You can add “at home,” “work,” or “mobile.” See Make requests and Voice
Control. For example:
“Call Elizaʼs mobile”
“Call the fire department”
“Redial that last number”
When voice dialing a number, speak each digit separately—for example, “four one five,
five five five….” For the 800 area code in the U.S., you can say “eight hundred.”
Make Wi-Fi Calls from your iPhone. (Available with some carriers) Go to Settings >
Phone > Wi-Fi Calling, then turn on Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
Tip: Wi-Fi Calling can be helpful when your iPhone has a low cellular signal, because
it uses your Wi-Fi network to make the call.
When someone calls
Answer an incoming call. Tap Accept (if iPhone is unlocked) or drag the slider (if iPhone
is locked). You can also press the center button on your EarPods.
Tip: You can have iPhone announce calls and specify when to do so—when youʼre
using headphones, for example. Go to Settings > Phone > Announce Calls.
Silence a call. Press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model) or
either volume button. You can still answer the call after silencing it, until it goes to
voicemail.
Decline a call and send it directly to voicemail. You can:
Press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model) twice quickly.
Press and hold the center button on your headset until two low beeps confirm that
the call was declined.
Tap Decline (if iPhone is awake when the call comes in).
Note: In some areas, declined calls are disconnected without being sent to voicemail.
Respond with a text message instead of answering. Tap Message, then choose a
reply or tap Custom. To create your own default replies, go to Settings > Phone >
Respond with Text, then tap any of the default messages and replace it with your own
text.
Remind yourself to return the call. Tap Remind Me, then choose when you want to be
reminded.
Adjust the volume during a call. Press the volume buttons on the side of iPhone.
Make and receive calls on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac
Continuity lets you make calls on your other devices by relaying calls through your
iPhone, which must be turned on and connected to a cellular network. To make calls this
way, you need iOS 8 or later, and OS X 10.10 or later. You must be signed in to iCloud and
FaceTime on all devices using the same Apple ID as on iPhone, and all devices must be
connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi Calling lets you make and receive phone calls on your iPad or iPod touch (iOS 9 or
later), Apple Watch (watchOS 2 or later), or Mac (OS X 10.11 or later), as long as youʼre
signed in to iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID on the device youʼre using for
calls. Your iPhone doesn't need to be on the same network as your other devices or even
turned on.
Note: Wi-Fi Calling on other devices is available with some carriers, and cellular charges
may apply.
You must first set up your iPhone, then your other devices. If you sign out of iCloud or
FaceTime on iPhone, Wi-Fi Calling is disabled.
Note: When making calls on iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and later, if the Wi-Fi
connection is lost, calls switch automatically to your carrierʼs cellular network using
VoLTE (Voice over LTE), if available and turned on. See Cellular data settings. (VoLTE
calls also switch to Wi-Fi when a Wi-Fi connection becomes available.) On earlier iPhone
models, and on iPad, iPod touch, or a Mac, a call is dropped if you lose the Wi-Fi
connection. Contact your carrier for feature availability.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling, then turn
on Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
If you see Add Wi-Fi Calling For Other Devices, tap it to allow calls from other devices
that arenʼt on the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone. Otherwise, you can still use your
other devices to make phone calls, but your iPhone must be turned on and on the same
network as your other devices.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling on another iOS device. On the device, go to Settings > FaceTime,
then turn on FaceTime. If youʼre asked, turn on Wi-Fi calling.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling on your Mac. On your Mac, open FaceTime, then choose
FaceTime > Preferences > Settings. Select “Calls from iPhone.” If an Upgrade to Wi-Fi
Calling button appears, click it, then follow the instructions.
Receive a call on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Swipe or click the notification to
answer, ignore, or respond with a quick message.
Make a call from your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Tap or click a phone number in
Contacts, Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, Spotlight, or Safari.
Note: Emergency calls on your iPhone are routed through cellular service when available.
In the event that cellular service is not available, and you have enabled Wi-Fi Calling,
emergency calls may be made over Wi-Fi, and your deviceʼs location information may be
used for emergency calls to aid response efforts, regardless of whether you enable
Location Services. Some carriers may use the address you registered with the carrier
when signing up for Wi-Fi Calling as your location.
For more information about Wi-Fi calls, see the Apple Support article Make a call with
Wi-Fi Calling.
Avoid unwanted calls
Block unwanted callers. On a contact card, tap Block this Caller (tap
in Favorites or
Recents to see a callerʼs contact card). You can also block callers in Settings > Phone >
Blocking & Identification. You donʼt receive voice calls, FaceTime calls, or text messages
from blocked callers. For more information about blocking calls, see the Apple Support
article Block calls and block or filter messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Identify spam calls. Download a spam-blocking app from the App Store, and iPhone
alerts you to potential spam calls.
To view your spam-blocking apps on iPhone, go to Settings > Phone > Call Blocking and
Identification.
If you have multiple spam-blocking apps, you can change which one checks an unknown
number first. Touch and hold
, then drag to position.
While on a call
When youʼre on a call, the screen shows several call options.
End a call. Tap
model).
or press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your
Use another app while on a call. Go to the Home screen, then open the app. To return
to the call, tap the green bar at the top of the screen.
Respond to a second call. You can:
Ignore the call and send it to voicemail: Tap Ignore.
Put the first call on hold and answer the new one: Tap Hold + Accept.
End the first call and answer the new one: When using a GSM network, tap End +
Accept. With a CDMA network, tap End and when the second call rings back, tap
Accept, or drag the slider if iPhone is locked.
With a call on hold, tap Swap to switch between calls, or tap Merge Calls to talk with both
parties at once. See Conference calls.
Note: With CDMA, you canʼt switch between calls if the second call was outgoing, but
you can merge the calls. You canʼt merge calls if the second call was incoming. If you end
the second call or the merged call, both calls are terminated.
Conference calls
With GSM, you can set up a conference call with up to five people (depending on your
carrier).
Note: Conference calls may not be available if your call is using VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
or Wi-Fi calling.
Start a conference call. While on a call, tap Add Call, make another call, then tap Merge
Calls. Repeat to add more people to the conference.
Drop one person: Tap
next to a person, then tap End.
Talk privately with one person: Tap
Calls to resume the conference.
, then tap Private next to the person. Tap Merge
Add an incoming caller: Tap Hold Call + Answer, then tap Merge Calls.
International calls
For information about making international calls from your home area (including rates
and other charges that may apply), contact your carrier.
When traveling abroad, you may be able to use iPhone to make calls, send and receive
text messages, get visual voicemail, and use apps that access the Internet, depending on
available networks.
Enable international roaming. To turn on Data Roaming and Voice Roaming (CDMA), go
to Settings > Cellular. Contact your carrier for information about availability and fees.
Important: Voice, text message, and data roaming charges may apply. To avoid charges
while roaming, turn off Data Roaming and Voice Roaming (CDMA).
You may be able to roam on GSM networks, if you have a CDMA account, and your
iPhone has a SIM card installed. While roaming on a GSM network, iPhone has access to
GSM network features. Charges may apply. Contact your carrier for more information.
Set network options. Go to Settings > Cellular to:
Turn data roaming on or off
Turn cellular data on or off
Turn voice roaming on or off (CDMA)
Use GSM networks abroad (CDMA)
See Cellular data settings.
Turn off cellular services. Go to Settings, turn on Airplane Mode, then tap Wi-Fi and
turn it on. Incoming phone calls are sent to voicemail. To resume cellular service, turn
Airplane Mode off.
Make calls to your contacts and favorites while traveling abroad. (GSM) Go to
Settings > Phone, then turn on Dial Assist. Dial Assist automatically adds the prefix or
country code for calls to the U.S.
Select a carrier network. Go to Settings > Carrier. This setting appears on GSM
networks when youʼre outside your carrierʼs network, and other local carrier data
networks are available to use for your phone calls, visual voicemail, and cellular network
Internet connections. You can make calls only on carriers that have a roaming agreement
with your carrier. Additional fees may apply. Roaming charges may be billed to you by the
other carrier, through your carrier.
Once you select a network, iPhone uses only that network. If the network you chose is
unavailable, “No service” appears on iPhone. To look for a different carrier network, go
back to Settings > Carrier.
Get voicemail when visual voicemail isnʼt available. Dial your own number (with
CDMA, add # after your number), or touch and hold “1” on the numeric keypad.
Emergency calls
In case of emergency, use iPhone to quickly call for help. With Emergency SOS, you can
quickly and easily call for help and alert your emergency contacts.
Dial the emergency number from the Passcode screen. Tap Emergency, dial the
emergency number (for example, 911 in the U.S.), then tap .
Make an emergency SOS call. (In all regions except India)
iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus: Press and hold the side button and either
volume button. Continue to hold the buttons when the Emergency SOS slider
appears, until iPhone plays a warning sound and starts a countdown. (To skip the
countdown, drag the Emergency SOS slider.) When the countdown ends, iPhone calls
emergency services.
Or, if you go to Settings > Emergency SOS and turn on Also Works with 5 Clicks, you
can start an emergency SOS call when you click the side button five times.
Other models: Click the Sleep/Wake button five times, then drag the Emergency SOS
slider.
Make an emergency SOS call. (In India)
iPhone X: Click the side button three times. Or, if youʼve turned Accessibility Shortcut
on, press and hold the side button and either volume button.
Other models: Click the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model)
three times.
By default, iPhone plays a warning sound, starts a countdown, then calls the emergency
services.
Turn Auto Call on or off. Go to Settings > Emergency SOS. If Auto Call is turned on and
you start an emergency SOS call, iPhone plays a warning sound, starts a countdown,
then calls the emergency services in your region.
Turn off the countdown sound. Go to Settings > Emergency SOS. If Countdown Sound
is on, iPhone plays a warning sound even in silent mode or when Do Not Disturb is turned
on.
Notify your emergency contacts. After an emergency SOS call ends, iPhone alerts your
emergency contacts that you made a call and sends them your current location (if
available).
Add or edit emergency contacts. Update your Medical ID in the Health app.
Important:
You can use iPhone to make an emergency call in many locations, provided that
cellular service is available, but you should not rely on it for emergencies. Some
cellular networks may not accept an emergency call from iPhone if iPhone is not
activated, if iPhone is not compatible with or configured to operate on a particular
cellular network, or (when applicable) if iPhone does not have a SIM card or the SIM
card is PIN-locked.
In the U.S., location information (if determinable) may be accessed by emergency
service providers when you make an emergency call.
Review your carrierʼs emergency calling information to understand the limits of
emergency calling over Wi-Fi.
With CDMA, when an emergency call ends, iPhone enters emergency call mode for a
few minutes to allow a call back from emergency services. During this time, data
transmission and text messages are blocked.
Visual voicemail
Visual voicemail lets you see a list of your messages. You can choose which ones to
listen to, view transcriptions of messages, or delete them, without having to wade
through all of them. A badge on the Voicemail icon tells you how many unheard
messages you have. The first time you tap Voicemail, youʼre asked to create a voicemail
password and record your voicemail greeting.
Note: Voicemail transcription (beta) is available in English and depends on the quality of
the recording. You wonʼt see transcriptions for voicemails you received before you
upgraded iPhone to iOS 10.
Listen to a voicemail message. Tap Voicemail, tap a message, then tap . If visual
voicemail isnʼt available with your service, tap Voicemail, then follow the voice
instructions.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Do I have any new voicemail?”
“Play the voicemail from Eliza”
Messages are saved until you delete them or your carrier erases them.
Delete a message. Tap or swipe left on the message, then tap Delete.
Note: In some areas, deleted messages may be permanently erased by your carrier. Your
voice messages may also be deleted if you change your SIM card.
Manage deleted messages. Scroll to the end of the messages list, then tap Deleted
Messages. You can:
Listen to a deleted message: Tap the message.
Undelete a message: Tap the message and tap Undelete.
Delete a message permanently: Swipe left on the message, then tap Clear. You can:
Delete all messages permanently: Tap Clear All.
Share a message. Tap a message, then tap
Update your greeting. Tap Voicemail, tap Greeting, tap Custom, then tap Record. Or, to
use your carrierʼs generic greeting, tap Default.
Set an alert sound for new voicemail. Go to Settings > Sounds.
Change the password. Go to Settings > Phone > Change Voicemail Password. If you
forgot your voicemail password, contact your wireless carrier.
Contacts
When viewing a contactʼs card, a quick tap lets you make a phone call, create an email
message, find the contactʼs location, and more. See Use Contacts from within the Phone
app.
See the phone number for your iPhone. Go to Settings > Phone > My Number.
3D Touch. To add a contact from the Home screen, press Phone, then choose the
Create New Contact quick action. See 3D Touch.
Call forwarding, call waiting, and caller ID
Set up call forwarding, call waiting, or caller ID. (GSM) Go to Settings > Phone.
Call Forwarding: appears in the status bar when call forwarding is on. You must be
in range of the cellular network when you set iPhone to forward calls, or calls wonʼt
be forwarded.
Call Waiting: If youʼre on a call and call waiting is turned off, incoming calls go directly
to voicemail.
Caller ID: For FaceTime calls, your phone number is displayed even if caller ID is
turned off.
For CDMA accounts, contact your carrier for information about enabling and using these
features.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Call forwarding, call waiting, and
other call features on iPhone.
Ringtones and vibrations
iPhone comes with ringtones that play for incoming calls, Clock alarms, and the Clock
timer. You can also purchase ringtones from songs in the iTunes Store. See Purchase,
rent, or redeem.
Set the default ringtone. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Ringtone (models with
system haptics) or Settings > Sounds > Ringtone (other models). See Sounds and
haptics.
Assign a different ringtone to a contact. Go to Contacts, select a contact, tap Edit,
then choose a ringtone.
Turn the ringer on or off. Flip the Ring/Silent switch to put iPhone in ring mode
silent mode .
or
Important: Clock alarms still sound when the Ring/Silent switch is set to silent.
Turn vibrate on or off. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics (models with system haptics)
or Settings > Sounds (other models).
Set the alert tone for new voicemail. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > New
Voicemail (models with system haptics) or Settings > Sounds > New Voicemail (other
models).
Safari
Browse the web
With Safari on iPhone, you can browse the web, add webpages to your reading list to
read later, and add page icons to the Home screen for quick access. If you sign in to
iCloud with the same Apple ID on all your devices, you can see pages you have open on
other devices, and keep your bookmarks, history, and reading list up to date on your
other devices.
Look before you leap. To see the URL of a link before you go there, touch and hold the
link.
3D Touch. To preview items, press a link to get a peek. Press a little deeper to open
it. See 3D Touch.
Open a link in a new tab. Touch and hold the link, then tap Open in New Tab. To stay on
the current tab whenever you open a link in a new tab, go to Settings > Safari > Open
Links, then tap In Background.
Browse open tabs. Tap
Close a tab: Tap
in the upper-left corner, or swipe left on the tab.
Return to viewing a single tab: Tap a tab, or tap Done.
View tabs that are open on your other devices. If you sign in to iCloud with the same
Apple ID on all your devices, and you turn on Safari in Settings > [your name] > iCloud on
iPhone, you can view tabs that are open on your other devices. Tap , then scroll to the
list at the bottom. To close a tab, swipe left, then tap Close.
Reopen a recently closed tab. Tap
recently closed tabs.
, touch and hold
, then choose from the list of
Get back to the top. Double-tap the top edge of the screen to quickly return to the top
of a long page.
See more of the page. Turn iPhone to landscape orientation.
Refresh the page. Tap
next to the address in the search field.
See a tabʼs history. Touch and hold
Share links. Tap
or .
View the desktop version of a site. To see the full desktop version of a site instead of
the mobile version, tap , then tap Request Desktop Site.
Block pop-ups. Go to Settings > Safari, then turn on Block Pop-ups.
Search the web
Search the web. Enter a URL or search term in the search field at the top of the page,
then tap a search suggestion, or tap Go on the keyboard to search for exactly what you
typed. If you donʼt want to see suggested search terms, go to Settings > Safari, then turn
off Search Engine Suggestions (below Search).
Quickly search a site youʼve visited before. Enter the name of the site, followed by
your search term. For example, enter “wiki einstein” to search Wikipedia for “einstein.”
Go to Settings > Safari > Quick Website Search to turn this feature on or off.
See your favorites when you enter an address, search, or create a new tab. Go to
Settings > Safari > Favorites, then select the folder containing your favorites.
Search the page. To find a specific word or phrase on the current page, tap , then tap
Find on Page. Enter the word or phrase in the search field to search. Tap
to find other
instances.
Choose your search engine. Go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine.
Add bookmarks and favorites
Bookmark the current page. Touch and hold
, then tap Add Bookmark.
View and organize your bookmarks. Tap
, then tap the Bookmarks tab. To create a
new folder or delete, rename, or reorder bookmarks, tap Edit.
3D Touch. To quickly access your bookmarks from the Home screen, press the Safari
icon, then tap Show Bookmarks. See 3D Touch.
Add a webpage to your favorites. Open the page, tap
, then tap Add to Favorites.
Quickly see your favorite and frequently visited sites. Tap the search field to see your
favorites. Scroll down to see frequently visited sites. (To avoid seeing a list of these sites,
go to Settings > Safari, then turn off Frequently Visited Sites.)
Edit your favorites. Tap
, tap the Bookmarks tab, tap Favorites, then tap Edit to
delete, rename, or rearrange your favorites.
Choose which favorites appear when you tap the search field. Go to Settings >
Safari > Favorites.
See your Mac bookmarks on iPhone. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn
on Safari.
Add an icon for the current page to your Home screen. To quickly access the page
from your Home screen, tap , then tap Add to Home Screen. The icon appears only on
the device where you add it.
Save a reading list for later
Save interesting items in your reading list so you can revisit them later. You can even save
the items in your reading list to iCloud and read them later when youʼre not connected to
the Internet.
Add the current page to your reading list. Tap
, then tap Add to Reading List.
Add a linked page without opening it. Touch and hold the link, then tap Add to Reading
List.
View your reading list. Tap
, then tap
Delete an item from your reading list. In your reading list, swipe the item to the left.
Automatically save all reading list items to iCloud for offline reading. Go to
Settings > Safari, then turn on Automatically Save Offline (below Reading List).
Fill in forms
When you sign in to a website, sign up for a service, or make a purchase, you can fill in a
web form using the onscreen keyboard, or have Safari fill it in for you using AutoFill.
Turn on AutoFill. Go to Settings > Safari > AutoFill.
Tired of entering passwords?
Save a password for an existing account: Enter your password. When youʼre asked if
you want to save the password for the site, tap Yes.
Create and save a password for a new account: Tap the password field, tap Suggest
Password, then tap Use Suggested Password.
Use a saved password: Safari automatically fills in your user name and password if
youʼve previously saved them for a site. If you use multiple identities with a site and
an incorrect identity is filled in, tap Passwords above the keyboard, then select the
identity you prefer.
View your saved passwords. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > App & Website
Passwords, then use Face ID (iPhone X) or Touch ID (other models), or enter your
passcode.
Fill in a form. Tap a field to bring up the keyboard. Tap
move from field to field.
or
above the keyboard to
Fill it in automatically. When you fill in contact information on a website that supports
AutoFill, tap AutoFill Contact above the keyboard. Tap Customize to edit and store your
information for next time. Or, tap Other Contact to fill in someone elseʼs information.
Add a credit card for purchases. Go to Settings > Safari > AutoFill > Saved Credit
Cards > Add Credit Card. To enter the information without typing, tap Use Camera, then
position iPhone so that your card appears in the frame. Also, when you make an online
purchase, you can allow Safari to save the credit card information. See iCloud Keychain.
Use your credit card information. When you fill in credit card information, tap AutoFill
Credit Card above the keyboard. Enter your cardʼs security code, which isnʼt stored. For
greater security of your credit card information, use a passcode for iPhone.
Submit a form. Tap Go, Search, or the link on the webpage.
Use Reader for distraction-free reading
Use Safari Reader to view a page without ads, navigation, or other distracting items.
Focus on content. Tap
at the left end of the address field. If you donʼt see the icon,
Reader isnʼt available for the page youʼre looking at.
Share just the good stuff. To share just the article text and a link to it, tap
viewing the page in Reader.
Return to the full page. Tap
while
in the address field again.
Use Reader automatically. On a supported website, touch and hold
use Reader automatically on the current website or on all websites.
, then choose to
Privacy and security
Adjust Safari settings to keep your browsing activities private and protect yourself from
malicious websites.
Control privacy and security settings for Safari. Go to Settings > Safari. Below Privacy
& Security, you can:
Prevent cross-site tracking: Safari limits third-party cookies and data by default. Turn
it off to allow cross-site tracking.
Block all cookies: To remove cookies already on iPhone, go to Settings > Safari >
Clear History and Website Data.
Ask websites not to track you: But beware—a website can choose not to honor the
request.
Get warnings about fraudulent websites: Safari displays a warning if youʼre visiting a
suspected phishing website.
Erase your browsing history and data from iPhone. Go to Settings > Safari > Clear
History and Website Data.
Visit sites without making history. Tap , then tap Private. While Private Browsing
Mode is on, the Safari background is black instead of white, and sites you visit donʼt
appear in History on iPhone or in the list of tabs on your other devices. To hide the sites
and exit Private Browsing Mode, tap , then tap Private again. The sites reappear the
next time you use Private Browsing Mode.
Messages
Send and receive messages
Use Messages to send and receive texts, photos, videos, and more through iMessage or
SMS/MMS services. With the iMessage service, you can enhance your messages with
bubble effects, invisible ink, full-screen effects, your own handwriting, Digital Touch,
iMessage apps, stickers, and more.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding distractions while driving, see
Important safety information.
Start a conversation. Tap . Enter the recipientʼs phone number or email address, or
tap
and choose a contact. Tap the text field, then enter your message. Tap
to send.
Alternatively, to start a conversation from Mail, Calendar, or Notes, touch and hold a
phone number, then tap Send Message.
3D Touch. To start a conversation from the Home screen, press the Messages icon,
then tap New Message. See 3D Touch.
Send a message to a group. Tap
, then enter multiple recipients.
Tip: To see what time a message was sent or received, drag a bubble to the left.
Note: An alert
message again.
appears if a message canʼt be sent. Tap the alert to try sending the
Manage a group conversation. Tap . You can name the conversation, add someone to
the conversation, or leave the conversation.
Resume a conversation. Tap the conversation in the Messages list.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Send a message to Eliza saying how about tomorrow”
“Reply thatʼs great news”
“Read my messages”
“Read my last message from Bob”
Use emoji. When typing a message, tap
or
to switch to the Emoji keyboard. To
automatically replace text with emoji, tap the highlighted words. See Use international
keyboards.
Respond with a Tapback. To send a quick response that lets people know what youʼre
thinking, double-tap a message, then choose your response.
View and manage conversation details. Tap
. You can:
Tap a contact to view the contact card.
Perform quick actions such as making a call.
Send your current location or share your location for a specified length of time.
Hide alerts.
Send read receipts.
View images and attachments.
View the Messages list. Tap or swipe from the left edge. On the larger iPhone models,
you can see the Messages list and the selected conversation in landscape orientation.
Search conversations. Scroll to the top of the Messages list to reveal the search field,
then enter the text youʼre looking for. You can also search conversations from the Home
screen. See Search.
Delete a conversation. In the Messages list, swipe left on the conversation, then tap
Delete.
Note: You canʼt recover a deleted conversation.
Set up iMessage and SMS/MMS
With the Messages app, you can exchange messages with other SMS and MMS devices
using your cellular connection on iPhone, and with other iOS devices and Mac computers
using iMessage.
iMessage is an Apple service that sends messages over Wi-Fi or cellular connections to
other iOS devices (with iOS 5 or later) and Mac computers (with OS X 10.8 or later).
These messages donʼt count against your messaging plan. Messages sent via iMessage
can include photos, videos, and other info. You can see when other people are typing,
and send read receipts to let them know when youʼve read their messages. For security,
messages sent via iMessage are encrypted before theyʼre sent.
iMessage texts appear in blue bubbles, and SMS/MMS texts appear in green bubbles. For
more information about SMS/MMS and iMessage, see the Apple Support article Use
Messages with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Sign in to iMessage. Go to Settings > Messages, then turn on iMessage.
If youʼre signed in to iMessage with the same Apple ID on all your devices, all the
messages that you send and receive on iPhone can also appear on your other Apple
devices. Send a message from whichever device is closest to you, or use Handoff to
start a conversation on one device and continue it on another.
Sign in to iMessage on your Mac and other Apple devices using the same Apple ID.
iOS devices: Go to Settings > Messages, then turn on iMessage.
Mac: Open Messages. If youʼre signing in for the first time, enter your Apple ID and
password, then click Sign In. If you signed in before and want to use a different
Apple ID, choose Messages > Preferences, click Accounts, then select iMessage in
the Accounts list.
With Continuity, all the SMS/MMS messages that you send and receive on iPhone can
also appear on your other iOS devices and your Mac. For more information, see the Apple
Support article Use Continuity to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
Share photos, videos, and audio
With iMessage or MMS, you can send messages with photos, videos, and audio. Your
carrier determines the size limit of attachments; iPhone may compress photo and video
attachments when necessary.
Send a photo or video. Tap
. You can:
Take a photo within Messages: Frame the shot in the viewfinder, then tap
Choose a recent photo or video: Swipe left to browse through recent shots.
Take a photo or video using Camera: Tap Camera.
Choose a photo or video from your Photo Library: Tap Photos.
Then, tap
to send or
to cancel.
Mark up a photo. Tap the photo in the message bubble, then tap Markup. Draw on the
photo with the Markup tools. See Use Markup.
Find and share trending photos and videos from the web. See iMessage apps.
Send an audio message. Touch and hold
to record an audio message, then lift your
finger to stop recording. Tap
to listen to your message before you send it. Tap
to
send or
to cancel.
Note: To save space, iPhone automatically deletes audio messages two minutes after
you listen to them, unless you tap Keep. To always keep them, go to Settings >
Messages > Expire (below Audio Messages), then tap Never.
Raise iPhone to listen or reply to an audio message. Raise iPhone to your ear to play
incoming audio messages; raise it again to reply. To turn this feature on or off, go to
Settings > Messages, then turn off Raise to Listen.
Forward a message or attachment. Touch and hold a message or attachment, tap
More, select additional items if desired, then tap
Share, save, or print an attachment. Tap the attachment, then tap
Copy an attachment. Touch and hold the attachment, then tap Copy.
Share items from another app. In the other app, tap Share or
, then tap Message.
Delete a message or attachment. Touch and hold a message or attachment, tap More,
select additional items if desired, then tap .
iMessage apps
With iMessage apps, you can decorate a conversation with stickers, schedule dinner and
a movie, share a song, and more—all without leaving Messages. Expand your options by
downloading more iMessage apps from the App Store.
Browse and download iMessage apps. Tap
, then tap
Use an iMessage app. Tap an app to open it, then tap an item to add it to the message
bubble. Add a comment if you want, then tap
to send or
to cancel.
Express yourself with Animoji. (iPhone X) Tap , choose an Animoji, then tap
to
record your facial expressions and voice. Tap
to review your message, then tap
to
send or to cancel.
Decorate with stickers. Tap a stickers app to open it, touch and hold a sticker, then
drag it anywhere in the conversation. Before you release, you can:
Adjust the angle: Rotate a second finger around the finger dragging the sticker.
Adjust the size: Move a second finger closer to or away from the finger dragging the
sticker.
You can place the sticker on top of a message bubble, put it on another sticker, or even
dress up a photo.
See text covered by a sticker. Double-tap the sticker.
See sticker details. Touch and hold a sticker, then tap Sticker Details. You can:
See who sent the sticker.
View the iMessage app that sent the sticker.
Delete the sticker—swipe left, then tap Delete.
Manage iMessage apps. Tap
Reorder apps: Drag
, then tap Edit. You can:
Add an app to your Favorites: Tap
Remove an app from your Favorites: Tap
Hide an app: Turn the app off.
Delete an iMessage app. Tap
, swipe left on the iMessage app, then tap Delete.
Send and receive money with Apple Pay (U.S. only)
Use Apple Pay to send and receive money quickly and easily in Messages. Thereʼs no
app to download, and you can use the cards you already have with Apple Pay.
When you receive money in Messages, itʼs added to your Apple Pay Cash card in Wallet.
You can use Apple Pay Cash right away to make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, in
apps, and on the web. You can also transfer your Apple Pay Cash balance to your bank
account.
Before you use Apple Pay Cash or send or receive payments with Apple Pay, you need to
agree to the terms and conditions of these services.
Send a payment. In an iMessage conversation, tap
tap Pay, and add a comment if you want.
, then tap
. Enter the amount,
Tip: Tap the underlined monetary amount in the message (if available) to preset the
payment.
Ask Siri. Say something like, “Send 75 dollars to Phillip.”
To complete the payment, tap
, then:
iPhone X: Double-click the side button, then glance at iPhone to approve with Face ID
or enter your passcode.
Other models: Approve with Touch ID or enter your passcode.
The payment is made with Apple Pay Cash if your balance has sufficient funds.
Otherwise, you can choose a credit, debit, or eligible prepaid card in Wallet. Credit card
payments incur a 3 percent transaction fee.
Cancel a payment. If youʼve sent a payment that hasnʼt been accepted, you can go to
your transaction history, tap the payment, then cancel the payment.
Request a payment. Tap
, enter the amount, then tap Request.
Ask Siri. Say something like, “Ask mom for 12 dollars.”
Receive a payment. When someone sends you a payment, the money is added to your
Apple Pay Cash card. See Apple Pay Cash (U.S. only).
Manually accept or reject payments. By default, payments are automatically accepted.
If you want to accept payments manually instead, go to Wallet, tap the Apple Pay Cash
card, then tap . You can accept an individual payment in the message conversation. Or
in your Apple Pay Cash transaction history, tap the payment, then accept or reject it. You
have 7 days to accept a payment before itʼs returned to the sender.
Apple Pay Cash and sending and receiving payments through Apple Pay are services provided by Green Dot
Bank, member FDIC.
Digital Touch
With iMessage, you can use Digital Touch to send sketches, taps, kisses, heartbeats, and
more. You can even add a Digital Touch effect to a photo or video.
Sketch. Tap
, tap
, then draw with one finger. You can change the color, then start
drawing again. Tap
to send.
Express your feelings. Tap
, then use gestures on the canvas to send a Digital Touch
effect. Your feelings are sent automatically when you finish the gesture:
Tap: Tap with one finger to create a burst of color. You can change the color, then tap
again.
Fireball: Touch and hold with one finger.
Kiss: Tap with two fingers.
Heartbeat: Touch and hold with two fingers.
Heartbreak: Touch and hold with two fingers until you see a heartbeat, then drag
down to break the heart.
Note: If you have Apple Watch or another sensor that records heartbeat data, Messages
may use the recorded data when you send a Digital Touch heartbeat.
Add a Digital Touch effect to a photo or video. Tap
, then tap . Tap
to take a
photo or
to record a video. Add a Digital Touch effect, such as a sketch or kiss, then
tap
to send.
Handwritten messages
With iMessage, you can send a handwritten message. The recipient sees the message
animate, just as ink flows on paper.
Create and send a handwritten message. In landscape orientation, tap the text field,
then tap
. Write a message with your finger. Tap Done, then tap
to send or
to
cancel.
Send a saved message. After you create and send a handwritten message, the message
is saved at the bottom of the handwriting screen. Tap a saved message to use it again.
Remove a saved message. Touch and hold a handwritten message until the messages
jiggle, then tap
in the top-left corner. Tap any saved message when youʼre done.
Animate messages
With iMessage, you can animate a single message with a bubble effect or fill the entire
message screen with a full-screen effect. You can even send a personal message with
invisible ink.
Use a bubble effect. After you type a message, press
(touch and hold
on devices
without 3D Touch). Tap the choices to preview different bubble effects. Tap
to send.
Tip: Want to send a personal message? When you use invisible ink, the message
remains blurred until the recipient swipes to reveal it.
Use a full-screen effect. After you type a message, press
(touch and hold
on
devices without 3D Touch), then tap Screen. Swipe left or right to preview different
screen effects. Tap
to send.
iMessage automatically uses the following screen effects for specific text strings:
Balloons for “Happy birthday”
Confetti for “Congratulations”
Fireworks for “Happy New Year”
Manage message notifications and privacy
Manage notifications for messages. Go to Settings > Notifications > Messages. See
Notifications.
Set the alert sound for messages. Go to Settings > Sounds & Haptics > Text Tone (on
supported models) or Settings > Sounds > Text Tone (other models). See Sounds and
haptics.
Assign a different ringtone to a contact. Go to Contacts, select a contact, tap Edit,
then tap Text Tone. To allow alerts for messages sent by this contact even when Do Not
Disturb is on, turn on Emergency Bypass.
Mute notifications for a conversation. In the Messages list, swipe left on the
conversation, then tap Hide Alerts.
Block unwanted messages and calls. View the conversation, tap , tap the phone
number or name to view the contact card, then scroll down and tap Block this Caller. To
view and manage your list of blocked phone numbers and contacts, go to Settings >
Messages > Blocked. For more information, see the Apple Support article Block phone
numbers and contacts or filter messages on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Filter iMessage messages from unknown senders. Go to Settings > Messages, then
turn on Filter Unknown Senders. This turns off iMessage notifications from senders who
aren't in your contacts and moves the messages to the Unknown Senders tab in the
Messages list.
You canʼt open any links in a message from an unknown sender until you add the sender
to your contacts or reply to the message. If the message is spam, tap Report Junk (below
the message) to delete and send the message to Apple.
Music
Music overview
Use the Music app to enjoy music stored on iPhone as well as music streamed over the
Internet. You can also listen to Beats 1 radio, which broadcasts all day, every day from
studios in Los Angeles, New York, and London. With an optional Apple Music
membership, you can listen to millions of songs recommended by music experts and
discover new music together with friends.
Note: You need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to stream music from Apple Music and
Radio. In some cases an Apple ID is also required. Services and features are not available
in all areas, and features may vary by area. Additional charges may apply when using a
cellular connection.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety
information.
Access music
Play music on iPhone in the following ways:
Become an Apple Music member: With a membership and a Wi-Fi or cellular
connection, stream as much music as you like from the Apple Music catalog; share
playlists, albums, and stations with your friends; watch select TV shows and movies;
and download songs, albums, and playlists. See Apple Music.
Listen to Beats 1: Beats 1 is a worldwide radio station broadcasting live on
Apple Music. No membership is required to listen to Beats 1.
Use iCloud Music Library: iCloud Music Library, available to Apple Music members,
contains your imported and purchased music and music you added and downloaded
from Apple Music. You can listen to your music on any of your devices. See Library.
Participate in Family Sharing: Purchase an Apple Music Family Membership, and
everyone in your Family Sharing group can enjoy Apple Music. See Family Sharing.
Sync music with iTunes on your computer: See Sync iPhone.
Purchase music from the iTunes Store: See Find music, movies, TV shows, and more.
Apple Music
Apple Music is a streaming music service that lets you listen to millions of songs and your
personal music library. As a member, you can listen any time—online or off—and get
handpicked playlists, new music first, ad-free radio, select TV shows and movies, music
shared by your friends, and more.
Join Apple Music. You can join Apple Music when you first open Music, or later in
Settings > Music > Join Apple Music.
Individual membership: Get access to the full Apple Music catalog, expert
recommendations, and on-demand radio stations.
Family membership: Up to six people can enjoy unlimited access to Apple Music on
their devices.
Student membership: Have complete access to Apple Music, with personalized
recommendations, the best new music, and more—at a price designed for students.
If youʼre a student at a qualifying school, you can join Apple Music for a discounted
membership price for up to 48 months (4 years). The time neednʼt be continuous.
Student memberships arenʼt available in all locations.
Note: If you end your Apple Music membership, you can no longer stream Apple Music
songs or play Apple Music songs you downloaded.
Show or hide Apple Music. Go to Settings > Music, then turn Show Apple Music on or
off.
Use cellular data. Go to Settings > Music > Cellular Data, where you can choose to
stream and download music over a cellular connection. Turn on High Quality Streaming to
always stream music at the highest quality.
Note: High Quality Streaming uses more cellular data, and songs may take longer to start
playing.
If youʼre not a member, you can use the Music app to listen to music stored on iPhone,
play and download previous iTunes purchases, and listen to Beats 1 for free.
Get personalized recommendations
Apple Music learns the music you like and recommends songs, albums, and playlists
based on your tastes.
Select your favorite genres and artists. When you first tap For You, youʼre asked to tell
Apple Music about your preferences. Tap the genres you like. (Double-tap those you
love, and touch and hold the genres you donʼt care for.) Tap Next, then do the same with
the artists that appear.
To add a specific artist who isnʼt listed, tap Add an Artist, then enter the artistʼs name.
Apple Music uses these preferences when recommending music to you.
Avoid recommendations on shared devices. What you listen to influences For You
recommendations. If you share iPhone with someone else, For You also recommends
music based on what that person plays. To prevent any listening habits from influencing
recommendations, go to Settings > Music, then turn off Use Listening History.
Update genre and artist preferences. Tap For You, tap
then tap Choose Artists For You.
, swipe up, tap View Account,
Library
The Library tab includes any added or downloaded music from Apple Music, music and
music videos synced to iPhone, TV shows and movies you added from Apple Music, and
iTunes purchases.
Browse and play your music. Tap a category, such as Playlists or Albums, tap the album
art, then tap . Tap
to shuffle the playlist or album. Tap the player to show the Now
Playing screen.
3D Touch. Press the album art, then tap
. See 3D Touch.
Sort your music. Tap Playlists, Albums, or Songs, then tap Sort.
View more categories. In the Library tab, tap Edit, then select additional categories.
View only music stored on iPhone. In the Library tab, tap Downloaded Music.
Play music shared on a nearby computer. If a computer on your network shares music
through iTunes Home Sharing, go to Settings > Music, then tap Sign In under Home
Sharing. Return to the Music app, tap the Library tab, tap Home Sharing, then choose a
shared library.
Remove Apple Music songs from iPhone. Go to Settings > Music, then turn off iCloud
Music Library. The songs are removed from iPhone, but remain in iCloud. Music you
purchased or synced also remains.
Add from Apple Music
Add music from Apple Music to your library. Do one of the following:
Touch and hold a song, album, playlist, or video, then tap Add to Library.
When viewing the contents of an album or playlist, tap Add to add the album or
playlist, or tap
to add individual songs.
On the Now Playing screen, tap
Music you add to iPhone is also added to other devices where youʼre signed in to the
iTunes Store and App Store using the same Apple ID and have iCloud Music Library
turned on.
Note: You must turn on iCloud Music Library (go to Settings > Music) to add Apple Music
to your library. Songs from Apple Music that you add to your library play only when you
have a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. To play music when youʼre not connected to the
Internet, you must download it to iPhone. See Download music.
Add music to a playlist. Touch and hold an album, playlist, song, or music video. Tap
Add to a Playlist, then choose a playlist.
3D Touch. Press the album, playlist, song, or music video. Tap Add to a Playlist, then
choose a playlist. See 3D Touch.
The first time you tap Add to Playlist, you can choose to automatically add songs to your
library when you add them to a playlist. If you do this, those songs are also browsable in
your Library. Go to Settings > Music > Add Playlist Songs to turn this setting on or off.
Delete music from Library. Touch and hold the song, album, playlist, or music video,
then tap Delete from Library.
3D Touch. Press the album or song, then tap Delete from Library. See 3D Touch.
Download music
To play music when iPhone isnʼt connected to the Internet, you must first download it.
Download music from Apple Music. After adding a song, album, or playlist, tap
Add from Apple Music.
. See
Note: You must turn on iCloud Music Library to download music from Apple Music to
your library (go to Settings > Music, then turn on iCloud Music Library).
Always download Apple Music. Go to Settings > Music, then turn on Automatic
Downloads. Songs you add are automatically downloaded to iPhone.
See download progress. On the Library screen, tap Downloaded Music > Downloading.
Limit music storage. If iPhone is low on storage space, you can automatically remove
downloaded music that you havenʼt played in a while. Go to Settings > Music >
Optimize Storage.
Remove music and videos stored on iPhone. Touch and hold a song, album, playlist,
music video, TV show, or movie. Tap Remove, then tap Remove Downloads. The item is
removed from iPhone, but not from iCloud Music Library.
3D Touch. Press the song or album, then tap Remove. See 3D Touch.
To remove all songs or certain artists from iPhone, go to Settings > Music > Downloaded
Music, tap Edit, then tap
next to All Songs or the artists whose music you want to
delete.
Search for music
Search Apple Music. Tap Search, then tap a recent or trending search term. To search
for specific music, tap the search field, tap Apple Music, then enter a song, album,
playlist, artist, compilation, genre, TV show, or movie. Tap a result to play it.
Search your library. Tap Search, tap the search field, tap Your Library, then enter a
song, album, playlist, or artist. Tap a result to play it.
Play music
Control playback. Tap a song to play it and show the player. Tap the player to show the
Now Playing screen, where you can:
Tap
to play the song; tap
to pause it.
Tap
to skip to the next song.
Tap
to return to the songʼs beginning.
Double-tap
to play the previous song in an album or playlist.
Skip to any point in a song. Drag the playhead.
Quickly navigate to the album. Tap the song, artist, or album name in Now Playing.
Hide Now Playing. Tap
Share music. Tap
at the top of the Now Playing screen.
, then tap Share Song.
Shuffle. Swipe up, then tap
shuffle.
to play your songs in random order. Tap again to turn off
When viewing the contents of a playlist or album, tap Shuffle All.
Repeat. Swipe up, then tap
single song.
to repeat an album or playlist. Double-tap
Add the song to your library. Tap
to repeat a
See lyrics. Swipe up to see Lyrics, then tap Show. Tap Hide to hide them.
Note: Lyrics arenʼt available for all songs.
Access additional options. Tap
See whatʼs up next. Swipe up. Tap a song to play it and the songs that follow. Drag
to reorder the list.
Get audio controls from the Lock screen or when using another app. Open Control
Center.
Stream music to a Bluetooth or AirPlay-enabled device. Tap
in Now Playing, then
choose a device. See Connect Bluetooth devices and Stream audio and video to other
devices.
3D Touch. On the Home screen, press the Music icon, then choose a quick action.
See 3D Touch.
For You
In For You, discover playlists created by Apple Music experts, albums based on your
tastes, and music your friends are listening to.
Play music. Tap a playlist or album, then tap . Tap
to shuffle the playlist or album.
Tap an album or a playlistʼs album art to view its contents.
3D Touch. Press an album or playlist, then tap
. See 3D Touch.
Tell Apple Music what you love. Touch and hold an album, playlist, or song, then tap
Love or Dislike. On the Now Playing screen, tap
, then tap Love or Dislike. Telling
Apple Music what you love and dislike improves future recommendations.
3D Touch. Press an album or playlist to see options. See 3D Touch.
Quickly identify an albumʼs most-played songs. Some albums have a
most popular songs.
next to the
See what your friends are listening to
When youʼre an Apple Music member, you can see music your friends are listening to by
following them. You can also see the playlists theyʼve shared and the music they listen to
most often. Likewise, your followers can see your shared playlists and the music you
often listen to.
Create a profile. When you open Music, youʼre asked to set up a profile. Tap Get Started
to begin.
If you donʼt want to set up a profile now, you can do it later. Just tap For You, tap
tap Start Sharing with Friends.
Follow your friends. There are several ways to follow people:
, then
Add friends when you set up your profile.
Swipe to the bottom of the profile screen, tap Find More Friends, then tap Follow next
to those you want to follow.
Tap a profile picture, then tap Follow.
Tap Search, enter a friendʼs name, tap it in the results, then tap Follow.
Note: Your friends must have a profile for you to find them using search.
Tap a recommended friend in For You, then tap Follow.
Some profiles may appear with a lock on the profile picture, which means that you need
to ask for and receive permission from that person to become a follower. After your
request is accepted, you see their shared playlists and the music theyʼre listening to.
Respond to follow requests. On the profile screen tap Follow Requests, then accept or
decline the requests. You receive follow requests only if you decide to choose who can
follow you.
You may receive follow requests in other ways—as a link in mail or a text message, for
example. To accept, tap the link.
Stop following. Touch and hold the profile picture of a person you follow, then tap
Unfollow.
Block followers. Touch and hold a profile picture, then choose Block. People you block
wonʼt see your music or be able to find your profile. They can still listen to your shared
playlists if they added them to their library.
3D Touch. Press a profile picture, then choose Block. See 3D Touch.
Share music with followers. Create a playlist. Your followers will see the playlist in For
You on their devices unless you turn off Show on My Profile.
Note: If you make changes to music you share—edit or stop sharing a playlist, for
example—those changes are reflected on your followersʼ devices.
Change your shared playlists. On the profile screen, tap Edit, then turn playlists on or
off. Drag
to reorder them.
Hide your guilty pleasures. No one is proud of every song they listen to. On the profile
screen, touch and hold a playlist or album that appears under Listening To, then tap
“Hide from profile.” The listening history for this item wonʼt appear in your profile or be
visible to the people who follow you.
3D Touch. Press an album or playlist under Listening To, then tap “Hide from profile.”
If you donʼt want your followers to see any of the music you listen to, tap Edit on the
profile screen, then turn off Listening To.
See what your friends are listening to. Tap For You, then scroll down to Friends Are
Listening To. Tap an item to play it.
See what a follower or person you follow is listening to. Tap For You, then tap a
personʼs profile picture to see shared playlists and frequently listened to music. You also
see their followers and the people they follow.
Tip: Find related people to follow. For example, if you follow Erin because she likes
hip-hop, and she follows Molly for her taste in electronica, you may also want to follow
Molly.
Share your profile. On the profile screen tap
sharing option.
, tap Share Profile, then choose a
You can also share the profile of anyone you follow, or who follows you.
See who youʼre following. On the profile screen, swipe up to see the people youʼre
following and those who follow you.
Report a concern. If you have a concern about a follower, touch and hold their profile
picture, then tap Report a Concern.
Playlists
Create playlists to organize your music. Tap Library, tap Playlists, then tap New
Playlist. Enter a title and description, tap Add Music, then select music to add to the
playlist.
You can also tap
in a track list or on the Now Playing screen, tap Add to a Playlist,
then tap New Playlist.
Customize your playlistʼs artwork. Tap Edit, tap
image from your photo library.
, then take a photo or choose an
Share a playlist with people who donʼt follow you. Touch and hold a playlist, then tap
Share Playlist.
3D Touch. Press a playlist, then tap Share Playlist. See 3D Touch.
Create a public playlist. Select a playlist you created, tap Edit, then turn on Public
Playlist.
Edit a playlist you created on iPhone. Select the playlist, then tap Edit.
Add more songs: Tap a playlist, tap Edit, tap Add Music, then choose music from your
library.
Delete a song: Tap a playlist, tap Edit, tap
playlist doesnʼt delete it from iPhone.
Change the song order: Drag
, then tap Delete. Deleting a song from a
New and changed playlists are added to iCloud Music Library and appear on all your
devices if youʼre an Apple Music member. If youʼre not a member, theyʼre copied to your
music library the next time you sync iPhone with your computer.
Delete a playlist. Touch and hold the playlist, then tap Delete from Library.
3D Touch. Press a playlist, then tap Delete from Library. See 3D Touch.
Browse
Get recommendations for great music, music videos, playlists, and more—all tailored for
your tastes.
Explore new music. Tap the Browse tab, then tap New Music.
Browse playlists created by music experts. Tap Playlists, then choose a playlist,
activity or mood, curator, or genre.
Watch select TV shows and movies. Tap TV & Movies, tap a show or movie, then tap an
episode or movie to play it.
Note: TV shows and movies arenʼt available in all areas.
See whatʼs popular. Tap Top Charts, then choose a song, album, artist, or music video.
Browse your favorite genres. Tap Genres, choose a genre, then tap a featured song,
album, artist, or music video to enjoy music handpicked by music experts.
Radio
Radio is the home of Beats 1, which features world-class radio shows, the latest music,
and exclusive interviews. You can also listen to featured stations that have been crafted
by music experts. And you can create custom stations from songs or artists you choose.
Listen to live radio. Tap the currently playing Beats 1 program.
Note: Because Beats 1 is live radio, you canʼt pause, rewind, or skip songs.
Listen to past shows and find out when your favorite shows are on. Tap Beats 1, then
tap a show or DJ.
Listen to your favorite music genre. Tap Radio Stations, then tap a genre or featured
station. If you already listened to a station, tap a recently played station on the Radio
screen.
Create a station. Touch and hold an artist or song, then tap Create Station.
3D Touch. Press an artist or song, then tap Create Station. See 3D Touch.
Fine-tune the stations you create. While playing a station you created from an artist or
song, tap the player to show the Now Playing screen, tap , then choose Play More Like
This or Play Less Like This.
Siri and Voice Control
You can use Siri or Voice Control to control music playback. See Siri and apps and Voice
Control.
Use Siri. Summon Siri, then make your request. Siri supports a wide variety of
commands, which you can use to do the following:
Play an album, artist, song, playlist, or radio station: Say “play” followed by the name
of the artist, album, song, playlist, or station that you want to play. If Siri doesnʼt find
what you asked for, be more specific. For example, say “play the radio station ‘Pure
Popʼ” rather than saying “play ‘Pure Pop.ʼ”
Play similar music: While music is playing, say “play more songs like this one”
or “create a radio station based on this song.”
Browse Apple Music: You can play any Apple Music song by title (“play ‘Old Friendsʼ
by Jasmine Thompson”), by artist (“play Daye Jack”), and by chart (“play the top
song from March 1991”).
Choose music by mood: Say something like “play something happy” or “play some
upbeat music.”
Let Siri be your personal DJ: Say something like “play something I like,” “play
recommended music,” “play an Alex Vargas album that Iʼd love,” or “play my daily
playlist.”
Ask for more information: Ask something like “when was this album released,” “what
is Feistʼs most popular album,” or “who plays drums in this song.”
Add music from Apple Music to your collection (Apple Music membership required):
Say, for example, “add ‘Bad Boyʼ by Dan Croll to my Library” or, while playing
something, say “add this to my collection.”
Add a song or album to a playlist: While playing a song, say something like “add this
song to my Workout playlist” or “add this album to my Sunday Morning playlist.”
Correct Siri: If Siri doesnʼt play what you expect to hear, say something like “no, the
album” or “no, the version by Blondie.”
Find out more about the current song: Say “whatʼs playing,” “who sings this song,” or
“who is this song by.”
Siri can also help you find music in the iTunes Store. See Find music, movies, TV shows,
and more.
Use Voice Control. Turn on and use Voice Control.
Note: When you turn on Voice Control, you canʼt talk to Siri.
Play or pause music: Say “play music.” To pause, say “pause,” “pause music,” or
“stop.” You can also say “next song” or “previous song.”
Play an album, artist, or playlist: Say “play album,” “play artist,” or “play playlist”
followed by the name of the artist, album, or playlist you wish to play.
Sound Check, EQ, and volume limit settings
Choose an equalization (EQ) setting. Go to Settings > Music > EQ. EQ settings
generally apply only to music played from the Music app, but they affect all sound
output.
Set a volume limit. Go to Settings > Music > Volume Limit.
Note: To prevent changes to the volume limit, go to Settings > General > Restrictions >
Volume Limit, then tap Donʼt Allow Changes.
Normalize the volume level of your audio. Go to Settings > Music, then turn on Sound
Check.
Mail
Write messages
WARNING: For important information about avoiding distractions that could lead to
dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
Create a message. Tap
. Touch and hold to view draft messages youʼve saved.
3D Touch. To create a new message from the Home screen, press Mail, then choose
the New Message quick action. See 3D Touch.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“New email to John Bishop”
“Email Simon and say I got the forms, thanks”
Draw in your message. Double-tap in the message body, tap Insert Drawing, then use
the drawing and annotation tools. Tap Done to insert the drawing into your message. See
Use Markup.
Add attachments. Double-tap in the message body, tap Add Attachment, then select a
document in Files.
Insert a photo or video. Double-tap in the message body, then tap Insert Photo or
Video.
Quote some text when you reply. Touch and hold in the message body, then select the
text you want to include. Tap
, then tap Reply. To turn off the indentation of the
quoted text, go to Settings > Mail > Increase Quote Level.
Send a message from a different account. Tap the From field to choose an account.
Change a recipient from Cc to Bcc. After you enter recipients, you can drag them from
one field to another or change their order.
Mark addresses outside certain domains. When youʼre addressing a message to a
recipient whoʼs not in your organizationʼs domain, you can have the recipientʼs name
colored in red to alert you. Go to Settings > Mail > Mark Addresses, then define the
domains that you donʼt want marked. You can enter multiple domains separated by
commas, such as “apple.com, example.org.”
Add additional mail accounts. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account >
Other > Add Mail Account.
Change your mail signature. Go to Settings > Mail > Signature. If you have more than
one mail account, tap Per Account to set a different signature for each of them.
Automatically send a copy to yourself. Turn on Settings > Mail > Always Bcc Myself.
Preview your messages
3D Touch. Press a message to peek at it, then swipe up, left, or right to use quick
actions. Press a little deeper to pop the message open. See 3D Touch.
See a longer preview. Go to Settings > Mail > Preview. You can show up to five lines.
Is this message for me? Go to Settings > Mail, then turn on Show To/Cc Labels. In the
message list, a label next to your name indicates how it was addressed to you. You can
also use the To/Cc mailbox, which gathers all mail addressed to you. To show or hide it,
tap Mailboxes, then tap Edit.
Finish a message later
Look at another message while youʼre writing one. Swipe down on the title bar of a
message youʼre writing. When youʼre ready to return to your message, tap its title at the
bottom of the screen. If you have more than one message waiting to be finished, tap the
bottom of the screen to see them all.
Save a draft for later. If youʼre writing a message and want to finish it later, tap Cancel,
then tap Save Draft. To get it back, touch and hold .
With OS X 10.10 or later, you can also hand off unfinished messages with your Mac. See
Handoff.
See important messages
Get notified of replies to a message or thread. While reading a message, tap , then
tap Notify Me. While youʼre writing a message, tap
in the Subject field. To change how
notifications appear, go to Settings > Notifications > Mail > Thread Notifications.
Gather important messages. Add important people to your VIP list, so all their
messages appear in the VIP mailbox. When viewing a message, tap Details, tap the
senderʼs name to display their contact info, then tap Add to VIP. To change how
notifications appear, go to Settings > Notifications > Mail > VIP.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Any new mail from Nanditha today?”
Flag a message so you can find it later. Tap while reading the message. To change
the appearance of the flagged message indicator, go to Settings > Mail > Flag Style. To
see the Flagged mailbox, tap Edit while viewing the Mailboxes list, then tap Flagged.
Search for a message. Scroll to the top of the message list to reveal the search field,
then type the text youʼre looking for. Choose between searching all mailboxes or the
current mailbox above the results list. Tap a message in the results list to see it, then tap
the up and down arrows to scroll through the other messages. Searching looks at the
address fields, the subject, and the message body. The most relevant messages appear
in Top Hits above the search suggestions as you type.
Search by timeframe. Scroll to the top of the messages list to reveal the search field,
then type something like “February meeting” to find all messages from February with the
word “meeting.”
Search by message state. To find all flagged, unread messages from people in your VIP
list, type “flag unread vip.” You can also search for other message attributes, such as
“attachment.”
Junk, be gone! Tap while youʼre reading a message, then tap Move to Junk to file it in
the Junk folder. If you accidentally move a message, shake iPhone immediately to undo.
Make a mailbox a favorite. Favorite mailboxes appear at the top of the Mailboxes list so
you can access them easily. To designate a mailbox as a favorite, tap Edit while viewing
the Mailboxes list. Tap Add Mailbox, then select the mailboxes to add.
Show draft messages from all of your accounts. While viewing the Mailboxes list, tap
Edit, tap Add Mailbox, then turn on the All Drafts mailbox.
Delete messages
View then delete a message. Tap a message to open it. To delete it, tap . To turn the
confirmation of deletion on or off, go to Settings > Mail > Ask Before Deleting.
Delete a message with a swipe. While viewing a list of messages, swipe a message to
the left to reveal a menu of actions, then tap Trash. Or, to delete a message in a single
gesture, swipe it all the way to the left.
Delete multiple messages at once. While viewing a list of messages, tap Edit, select
some messages, then tap Trash. If you change your mind, shake iPhone immediately to
undo.
Recover a deleted message. Go to the accountʼs Trash mailbox, open the message,
then tap
and move the message. Or, if you just deleted it, shake iPhone to undo. To
see deleted messages across all your accounts, add the All Trash mailbox. To add it, tap
Edit in the mailboxes list, then select it in the list.
Archive instead of delete. Instead of deleting messages, you can archive them so
theyʼre still around in the Archive mailbox if you need them. How you turn this option on
varies by the type of mail account you have configured. Go to Settings >
Accounts & Passwords. Tap your email account, tap Mail (below Advanced), then tap
Advanced. In the Advanced settings, change the destination mailbox for discarded
messages to Archive Mailbox. After youʼve turned this option on, to delete a message
instead of archiving it, touch and hold , then tap Trash Message.
Stash your trash. You can set how long deleted messages stay in the Trash mailbox. Go
to Settings > Accounts & Passwords. Tap your email account, tap Mail below Advanced,
then tap Advanced. In the Advanced settings, tap Remove, then select a time interval.
Some email services might override your selection; for example, iCloud doesnʼt keep
deleted messages longer than 30 days, even if you select Never.
Attachments
Preview an attachment. Touch and hold an attachment, then tap Quick Look.
3D Touch. Press an attachment to preview it, press deeper to open it using Quick
Look. See 3D Touch.
Save a photo or video to Photos. Touch and hold the photo or video, then tap Quick
Look. Tap , then tap Save Image.
Mark up attachments. Use Markup to annotate an image or a PDF attachment. Touch
and hold the attachment, then tap Markup (if itʼs an attachment youʼre sending) or
“Markup and Reply” (if itʼs an attachment youʼve received), then use the drawing and
annotation tools. See Use Markup.
Open an attachment with another app. Touch and hold the attachment until a menu
appears, then tap the app you want to use to open the attachment. Some attachments
automatically show a banner with buttons you can use to open other apps.
See messages with attachments. Tap
to turn on filtering, then tap “Filtered by” and
turn on “Only Mail with Attachments.” You can also use the Attachments mailbox, which
shows messages with attachments from all accounts. To add it, tap Edit while viewing the
Mailboxes list.
Add an attachment. See Write messages.
Send large attachments. Mail Drop lets you send files that exceed the maximum size
allowed by your email account. Tap Send when youʼre ready to send a message with
large attachments, then follow the onscreen instructions to use Mail Drop.
Work with multiple messages
Move or mark multiple messages. While viewing a list of messages, tap Edit. Select
some messages, then choose an action. If you change your mind, shake iPhone
immediately to undo.
Manage a message with a swipe. While viewing a list of messages, swipe a message to
the left to reveal a menu of actions. Swipe all the way to the left to select the first action.
You can also swipe a message to the right to reveal another action. Choose the actions
you want to appear in the menus at Settings > Mail > Swipe Options.
Organize your mail with mailboxes. Tap Edit in the mailboxes list to create a new one,
or rename or delete one. (Some built-in mailboxes canʼt be changed.) There are several
smart mailboxes, such as Unread, that show messages from all your accounts. Tap the
ones you want to use.
See the whole conversation. Go to Settings > Mail, then turn on Organize by Thread.
Swipe left or right on a message in a thread to reveal actions. To change how threads are
displayed, go to Settings > Mail. To change the swipe settings, go to Settings > Mail >
Swipe Options.
Filter messages. Tap
to hide messages that donʼt match the current filter. Tap again
to turn the filter off. To set up the filter, tap
to turn on filtering, then tap “Filtered by.”
You can filter by read or flagged status, by messages addressed to you, messages from
VIPs, and other criteria.
See and save addresses
See who else received a message. While viewing the message, tap Details at the top of
the message.
Add someone to Contacts or make them a VIP. Tap the personʼs name or email
address, then tap Add to VIP. You can also add the address to a new or existing contact.
Print messages
Print a message. Tap
, then tap Print.
Print an attachment or picture. Tap to view it, tap
See AirPrint.
, then choose Print.
Calendar
Manage your calendar
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Set up a meeting with Gordon at 9”
“Do I have a meeting at 10?”
“Where is my 3y30 meeting?”
Add an event. In day view, touch and hold a time until a new event appears, then fill in
the event details. If you add the address of the eventʼs location, youʼre reminded in time
to leave from your current location, based on traffic conditions.
3D Touch. Press Calendar, then choose the New Event quick action. See 3D Touch.
Search for events. Tap , then enter text in the search field. The titles, invitees,
locations, and notes for the calendars youʼre viewing are searched.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Whatʼs on my calendar for Friday?”
View a weekly calendar. Rotate iPhone sideways.
Change your view. Tap a year, month, or day to zoom in or out on your calendar. In week
or day view, pinch to zoom in or out.
3D Touch. In the monthly calendar, press a date to peek at that dayʼs schedule. Then
press deeper to pop open the schedule.
View a list of events. In month view, tap
to see a dayʼs events.
View events sent to you in Mail or other apps. Tap Settings > Calendar > Siri & Search,
then turn on Find Events in Other Apps.
Adjust an event. Touch and hold the event, then drag it to a new time, or adjust the grab
points.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Reschedule my appointment with Chris to next Monday
at 9 a.m.”
Fine-tune Calendar. Go to Settings > Calendar to set which day of the week calendar
starts with, display week numbers, choose alternate calendars (for example to display
Chinese or Hebrew dates), override the automatic time zone, and more.
Change how Calendar notifies you. Go to Settings > Notifications > Calendar. You can
change notification styles for invitations, events found in apps, upcoming events, and
more.
Invitations
iCloud, Microsoft Exchange, and some CalDAV servers you can send and receive meeting
invitations. (Not all calendar servers support every feature.)
Invite others to an event. You can invite people to an event, even if youʼre not the one
who scheduled it, with Exchange and some other servers. Tap an event, tap Edit, then
tap Invitees. Type names, or tap
to pick people from Contacts. If you donʼt want to be
notified when someone declines a meeting, go to Settings > Calendar, then turn off Show
Invitee Declines.
RSVP. Tap an event youʼve been invited to, or tap Inbox and tap an invitation. If you add
comments (which may not be available for all calendars), your comments can be seen by
the organizer but not by other attendees. To see events you declined, tap Calendars,
then turn on Show Declined Events.
Schedule an event without blocking your schedule. Tap the event, tap Availability,
then tap “free.” Or if itʼs an event you created, tap Show As, then tap “free.” The event
stays on your calendar, but the timeframe doesnʼt appear as busy to others who send
you invitations.
Quickly send an email to attendees. Tap the event, tap Invitees, then tap
Suggest a different meeting time. You can suggest a different time for a meeting
invitation youʼve received. Tap the meeting, then tap Propose New Time. Depending on
the capabilities of your calendar server, the organizer will receive either a counterproposal or an email with your suggestion.
Use multiple calendars
See multiple calendars at once. Tap Calendars, then select the calendars you want to
view.
Set a default calendar. Go to Settings > Calendar > Default Calendar. When you add an
event using Siri or using other apps, itʼs added to your default calendar.
Change the color of a calendar. Tap Calendars, tap
next to the calendar, then choose
a color from the list. For some calendar accounts, such as Google, the color is set by the
server.
Turn on iCloud, Google, Exchange, or Yahoo! calendars. Go to Settings >
Accounts & Passwords > Add Account > Other, tap Add CalDAV Account or Add
Subscribed Calendar, then enter a server address.
Subscribe to a calendar. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account >
Other, then tap Add Subscribed Calendar. Enter the URL of the .ics file to subscribe to.
You can also subscribe to an iCalendar (.ics) calendar by tapping a link to the calendar.
Add a CalDAV account. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account > Other,
then tap Add CalDAV account.
Add a macOS Server account. Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add
Account > Other, then tap Add macOS Server Account.
View the Birthdays calendar. Tap Calendars, then tap Birthdays to include birthdays
from Contacts with your events.
View the Holidays calendar. Tap Calendars, then tap Holidays to include national
holidays with your events.
Move an event to another calendar. Tap the event, tap Edit, tap Calendars, then select
a calendar to move it to.
Share iCloud calendars
You can share an iCloud calendar with other iCloud users so they can view, add, and
change events, and share a read-only version that anyone can view. If you set up Family
Sharing, a calendar shared with all the members of your family is created automatically.
See Family Sharing.
Create an iCloud calendar. Tap Calendars, tap Add Calendar, then type a calendar
name.
Share an iCloud calendar. Tap Calendars, then tap
next to the iCloud calendar you
want to share. Tap Add Person, then enter a name, or tap
to browse your Contacts.
Those you invite receive an invitation to join the calendar.
Change a personʼs access to a shared calendar. Tap Calendars, tap
next to the
shared calendar, then tap the person. You can turn on or off their ability to edit the
calendar, resend the invitation to join the calendar, or stop sharing the calendar with that
person.
Turn off notifications for shared calendars. When someone modifies a shared
calendar, youʼre notified of the change. To turn off notifications for shared calendars, go
to Settings > Notifications > Calendar > Shared Calendar Changes.
Share a read-only calendar with anyone. Tap Calendars, then tap
next to the iCloud
calendar you want to share. Turn on Public Calendar, then tap Share Link to copy or send
the URL for your calendar. Anyone can use the URL to subscribe to the calendar using a
compatible app, such as Calendar for macOS.
Photos
Photos overview
With the Photos app you can view, organize, share, and edit your photos and videos.
There are many ways to get photos and videos on iPhone: take them with Camera, turn
on iCloud Photo Library to sync all your photos and videos on all your Mac and iOS
devices, sync them with iTunes from your computer, import them from a camera, save
them from an email or a webpage, and more. You can also use Photos to store and view
your favorite animated GIFs, which appear in the Animated album.
View and work with your photos in the Photos, Memories, Shared, and Albums tabs at
the bottom of Photos:
Tap Photos to see all your still photos, Live Photos, and videos, organized by
Moments, Collections, and Years. To quickly browse the photos in a collection or
year, touch and hold a thumbnail, then drag. Tap a thumbnail to view the photo.
Tap Memories to view collections of photos and Memory movies based on events and
categories in your library, like people, pets, kids, trips, and favorite activities. See
Memories.
Tap Shared to see photos and videos you shared with others or that others shared
with you. See iCloud Photo Sharing.
Tap Albums to create and view your albums. See Organize photos and videos.
View photos and videos
Browse your photos and videos. Tap Photos, then tap a photo. While viewing a photo,
swipe the thumbnails to browse photos, then tap a thumbnail to view a photo. Drag down
the photo to continue browsing Moments or Albums.
Note: By default, Photos displays a representative subset of your photos when you view
by year or by collection in the Photos tab. To see all your photos and videos, go to
Settings > Photos, then turn off Summarize Photos.
3D Touch. Press the thumbnail in a collection or album to peek at a photo or video.
Swipe up to see a list of quick actions, or press a little deeper to pop open the photo or
video to full screen. See 3D Touch.
Zoom in or out. Double-tap or pinch a photo open or closed. Drag to see other parts of
the photo.
Play a video. Tap
screen.
. To toggle between full screen and fit-to-screen, double-tap the
Play a slideshow. While viewing a photo or video, tap , then tap Slideshow. To stop the
slideshow, tap the screen, then tap . Tap Options to choose a slideshow theme, music,
and more.
To stream a slideshow or video to a TV, see Stream audio and video to other devices.
Play a Live Photo. A Live Photo, which can be taken on some models, is a moving image
that captures the moments just before and after a picture is taken. In full screen, press
the Live Photo (or touch and hold it on devices without 3D Touch) to see its movement.
If someone shares a Live Photo with you via email, you can swipe up on the image (on
supported models) to add a Live Photo effect—Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure. See
Take photos for information about taking Live Photos.
Note: On models that support 3D Touch, you can also use a Live Photo as the wallpaper
on the Lock screen. See Change the wallpaper.
View photo and video details. Tap a photo or video, then swipe up to see:
Related memories. See Memories.
People identified by Photos. See People.
If available, the location where the photo or video was taken and a link to photos and
videos taken nearby. See Places.
Note: If the image is a Live Photo, when you swipe up you can add a Live Photo effect
(Loop, Bounce, or Long Exposure).
Search photos. From Photos, Memories, or Albums, tap
to search by date (month
and year), place (city and state), category (beach or sunset, for example), or person (Kim
or Duncan, for example).
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Show me photos from July”
“Show me photos of California”
“Show me photos of the beach”
“Show me photos of Gordon”
Organize photos and videos
The Albums tab includes albums you create yourself and albums that Photos creates for
you, based on photo or video type. For example, photos you take with the front-facing
FaceTime camera are automatically added to the Selfies album. Other albums that
Photos creates include Favorites, People, Places, Live Photos, Videos, Panoramas, Slomo, Bursts, Screenshots, and more.
If you use iCloud Photo Library, all your photos in iCloud are in the All Photos album (see
iCloud Photo Library), as well as the Photos tab. Otherwise, you see the Camera Roll
album, which includes photos and videos you took with iPhone and from other sources.
If you use iCloud Photo Library, albums are stored in iCloud. Theyʼre up to date and
accessible on devices where youʼre signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID—iOS
devices with 8.1 or later, Mac computers with OS X 10.10.3 or later, and on iCloud.com.
Create a new album. Tap Albums, tap
and videos, then tap Done.
, enter a name, then tap Save. Select photos
Add items to an existing album. While viewing photo thumbnails, tap Select, select
items, tap Add To, then select the album.
Manage albums. While viewing your album list, tap Edit.
Rename an album: Tap the album name, then enter a new name.
Rearrange albums: Touch to enlarge the albumʼs thumbnail, then drag it to another
location.
Delete an album: Tap
Note: You canʼt delete albums that Photos creates for you, such as People, Places,
and Selfies.
Mark your favorites. While viewing a photo or video, tap
to add it to the Favorites
album. A photo or video can be part of another album as well as Favorites.
Hide photos or videos you want to keep but not show. While viewing thumbnails, tap
Select, then select the photos or videos you want to hide. Tap , then tap Hide. The
photos or videos are moved to the Hidden album.
Photos and videos are hidden from Moments, Collections, Years, and Memories, but are
still visible in Albums.
Delete a photo or video from Photos. Tap the Photos tab, tap a photo or video, tap ,
then tap Delete Photo or Delete Video. Deleted photos and videos are kept in the
Recently Deleted album for 30 days before theyʼre permanently removed. You can see
how many days remain until the item is permanently removed from iPhone. To delete a
photo or video permanently from the Recently Deleted album before the days expire, tap
the item, tap Delete, then tap Delete Photo or Delete Video. If you use iCloud Photo
Library, deleted photos and videos are permanently removed from all your devices that
use iCloud Photo Library with the same Apple ID.
Recover a deleted photo or video. In the Recently Deleted album, tap the photo or
video, tap Recover, then tap Recover Photo or Recover Video to move the item to the
Camera Roll or, if you use iCloud Photo Library, to the All Photos album.
To recover multiple photos and videos, tap the Recently Deleted album, tap Select, tap
the photos and videos you want to recover, then tap Recover.
Remove a photo or video from an album. Tap the photo or video, then tap . You can
choose to remove it from the album or delete it from your iCloud Photo Library on all your
devices.
Memories
Photos scans your library to automatically create collections of photos and videos called
memories. Memories also include Memory movies, which are automatically edited for you
and set to music. You can edit them and share them with others. (Memories created from
albums that donʼt have enough photos and videos wonʼt generate a Memory movie.) You
can also make a Memory movie from albums you create. Memories can focus on:
Locations, such as a favorite vacation spot or your neighborhood
Special events, such as birthdays, holidays, weddings, and performances
Activities, such as hiking, skiing, and diving
Pictures of family, friends, young kids, and pets
Play a Memory movie. Tap Memories, tap a Memory movie, then tap . To pause, tap
the movie, then tap . To switch between portrait and landscape orientation while
viewing the movie, rotate your iPhone.
Scrub through a Memory movie. Tap a Memory movie while itʼs playing to show the
controls, then swipe left or right through the scrubber.
3D Touch. To open recent memories from the Home screen, press Photos, then tap a
memory. See 3D Touch.
View an albumʼs memory. Tap an album you created, then tap . To add it to Memories,
swipe up, then tap Add to Memories.
Save a memory to the Favorite Memories album. Touch and hold a memory, then tap
Add to Favorite Memories.
3D Touch. Press a memory, swipe up, then tap Add to Favorite Memories.
Create memories from holiday events. Go to Settings > Photos, then turn on Show
Holiday Events.
Change the mood. Tap a Memory movie while itʼs playing, then tap a mood, or swipe the
moods left or right to choose a new one. (Each mood includes a distinct title, music, and
editing style.)
Change the duration. Tap a Memory movie while itʼs playing, then tap a duration, or
swipe to choose short, medium, or long. All durations may not be available for every
movie.
Customize a Memory movie. Tap a Memory movie while itʼs playing, then tap Edit to do
the following:
Edit the title: Tap Title, tap the title and subtitle to edit them, then choose a title style.
Choose a title image: Tap Title Image, then tap the photo or video you want to use.
Choose different music: Tap Music, then choose music from a soundtrack or from
your music library (only music you own thatʼs stored on iPhone is available).
Choose a custom duration: Tap Duration.
Choose photos and videos: Tap Photos & Videos, tap , then tap the photos and
videos you want in the movie. Deselect photos and videos currently in the Memory
movie to remove them.
Delete a photo or video from the Memory movie: Tap Photos & Videos, tap a photo or
video in the timeline, then tap to remove it from the movie.
Trim a video in the Memory movie: Tap Photos & Videos, tap a video in the timeline,
then trim the video. See Edit photos and trim videos.
Note: When you tap to rotate a Memory movie youʼre editing, it changes the way the
movie is displayed only while youʼre editing it.
People
Photos scans your photo library for peopleʼs faces and adds the most frequently found
faces to the People album. You can assign names to the people Photos finds, add people
who appear less frequently, mark people as favorites, and view memories that contain
specific people. The more photos you have, the longer the first scan takes.
Note: With iCloud Photo Library, your People album is kept up to date on all your other
devices with iOS 11 and later, and Mac computers with macOS High Sierra 10.13 and
later. (You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on all the devices).
Name a person. Tap Albums, tap People, then tap a person. Tap the name at the top of
the screen, then enter the name, or tap it in the list if you see it. Tap Next, then tap Done.
Mark people as favorites. In the People album, tap
on the personʼs key photo. Tap
again to remove the favorite. You can also drag a person to the Favorites area.
To remove multiple favorites, tap Select, tap the people you want to remove, then tap
Unfavorite.
Merge people. If the People album shows one person identified as two or more people,
tap Select, tap each instance of the person, then tap Merge.
Set a personʼs key photo. Tap the personʼs album, tap Select, then choose the photo
you want as the key photo. Tap , then tap Make Key Photo.
Remove a misidentified person. Tap a person in the Photos album, then tap Show More
to see all photos they appear in. Tap Select, tap Show Faces, then tap the misidentified
face. Tap , then tap Not This Person.
Add more people. On a photo of someone you want to add, swipe up to see a thumbnail
of that person (below People). Tap the thumbnail, tap Add Name, then enter the name, or
tap it in the list if you see it (names in the list are from your Contacts app). Tap Next, then
tap Done.
View photos that contain a person. Tap Albums, tap People, then tap the person.
Places
The Places album creates collections of your photos and videos based on where they
were taken. Collections are displayed on a map within the album. Only pictures and
videos that have embedded location information (GPS data) are included.
View by location. Tap Albums, tap Places, then tap a collection. Zoom in on the map to
see more specific locations.
See a list of locations. While looking at the map, tap Grid.
View a location in the Maps app. While viewing a photo or video that contains location
information, swipe up to view Places, then tap the locationʼs name or address.
View a location-based Memory movie. Tap Albums, tap Places, tap a location that has
several images, tap , then tap .
iCloud Photo Library
iCloud Photo Library automatically uploads the photos and videos you take and stores
them in their original format at full resolution in iCloud. You can access your photos and
videos in iCloud Photo Library from any device where youʼre signed in using the same
Apple ID.
Use the Photos app on iOS devices and Mac computers to open and edit your photos
and videos. Any changes you make are updated on all your devices. See Edit photos and
trim videos.
To use iCloud Photo Library, you need a device with iOS 8.1 or later, a Mac with OS X
10.10.3 or later, or a PC with iCloud for Windows 5 or later.
Note: If you turn on iCloud Photo Library, you canʼt use iTunes to sync photos and videos
to iPhone.
Turn on iCloud Photo Library. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, or go to
Settings > Photos.
Optimize your storage or keep all your photos and videos in full-resolution on
iPhone. Optimize iPhone Storage is on by default. It manages space on your iPhone by
automatically keeping your full-resolution photos and videos in iCloud and smaller
versions optimized for iPhone, as needed. To keep the full-resolution originals on your
iPhone, go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, then select Download and Keep
Originals. Your originals are always stored in iCloud.
Download a full-resolution photo or video. If youʼre not storing full-resolution versions
on your iPhone, pinch to zoom in to 100%, or tap Edit. The full-resolution photo or video
downloads automatically.
Note: To always use cellular data to upload and download from iCloud Photo Library, go
to Settings > Photos > Cellular Data, then turn on Unlimited Updates.
If your uploaded photos and videos exceed your storage plan, you can upgrade your
iCloud storage. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Tap Manage Storage, then tap
Upgrade.
My Photo Stream
My Photo Stream automatically uploads your most recent photos to iCloud, so you can
see them on devices that arenʼt using iCloud Photo Library. (My Photo Stream doesnʼt
upload Live Photos or videos.) You must be signed in on all devices using the same
Apple ID.
Photos in My Photo Stream donʼt count against your iCloud storage, and theyʼre kept for
30 days in iCloud (up to 1000 photos). Download photos to your computer or iOS device
if you want to keep them permanently. For more information, see the Apple Support
article My Photo Stream FAQ.
Turn My Photo Stream on or off. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos, or go
to Settings > Photos.
Use My Photo Stream without iCloud Photo Library. Photos you take with iPhone are
added to the My Photo Stream album when you leave the Camera app and iPhone is
connected to Wi-Fi. Any photos you add—including screenshots and photos saved from
email, for example—also appear in your My Photo Stream album. Photos added to My
Photo Stream on your other devices appear in your My Photo Stream album on iPhone.
Manage My Photo Stream contents. In the My Photo Stream album, tap Select.
Save your best shots on iPhone: Select the photos, then tap Add To.
Share, print, or copy: Select the photos, then tap
Delete photos: Select the photos, then tap
Note: Although deleted photos are removed from My Photo Stream on all your devices,
the original photos remain in Photos on the device on which they were taken. Photos that
you save to another album on a device or computer also arenʼt deleted. See the Apple
Support article My Photo Stream FAQ.
iCloud Photo Sharing
With iCloud Photo Sharing, you can invite others who are using iCloud Photo Sharing to
view your photos and videos. If theyʼre using iCloud Photo Sharing on a device with iOS 6
or later or on a Mac with OS X 10.8 or later, they can view your albums and leave
comments. If theyʼre using iOS 7 or later or OS X 10.9 or later, they can add their own
photos and videos. You can also publish your album to a website for anyone to view.
iCloud Photo Sharing works with or without iCloud Photo Library and My Photo Stream.
Note: To use iCloud Photo Sharing, iPhone must be connected to the Internet. iCloud
Photo Sharing works over both Wi-Fi and cellular networks. Cellular data charges may
apply. See Cellular data settings.
Turn on iCloud Photo Sharing. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos. Or go
to Settings > Photos.
Share photos and videos. While viewing a photo or video, or after selecting multiple
photos or videos, tap , tap iCloud Photo Sharing, add comments, then share to an
existing shared album or create a new one. You can invite people to view your shared
album using the email address or the mobile phone number they use to receive text
messages.
Enable a public website. Tap Shared, tap an album, tap People, then turn on Public
Website. Tap Share Link if you want to announce the site.
Add items to a shared album. Tap Shared, tap an album, tap
Done. You can add a comment, then tap Post.
, select items, then tap
Delete photos from a shared album. Tap Shared, tap an album, tap Select, select the
photos or videos you want to delete, then tap . You must be the owner of the shared
album or the photo.
Delete comments from a shared album. Tap the photo or video that contains the
comment. Tap the comment area at the bottom of the screen, touch and hold the
comment, then tap Delete. You must be the owner of the shared album or the comment.
Rename a shared album. Tap Shared, tap Edit, then tap the name and enter a new one.
Add or remove subscribers, or turn Notifications on or off. Select the shared album,
then tap People.
Subscribe to a shared album. When you receive an invitation, tap the Shared tab
then tap Accept. You can also accept an invitation in an email.
Add items to a shared album you subscribed to. Tap Shared, tap an album, then tap
. Select items, then tap Done. You can add a comment, then tap Post.
See your Family album. When Family Sharing is set up, a shared album called Family is
automatically created in Photos on all family membersʼ devices. Everyone in the family
can contribute photos, videos, and comments to the album, and be notified whenever
something new is added. For more information about setting up Family Sharing, see
Family Sharing.
Other ways to share photos and videos
You can share photos and videos in Mail or Messages, or using other apps you install.
Share or copy a photo or video. View a photo or video, then tap
tap the screen to show the controls.
. If you donʼt see
Tap More in Sharing to turn on the apps you want to use for sharing.
You can share a Live Photo using iMessage, iCloud Photo Sharing, AirDrop, and more. A
shared Live Photo plays in Photos on any iOS device with iOS 9 or later or a Mac with
OS X 10.11 or later. For devices or services that donʼt support Live Photos, a Live Photo is
shared as a still photo.
The size limit of attachments is determined by your service provider. iPhone may
compress photo and video attachments, if necessary.
You can also copy a photo or video, then paste it into an email or text message (MMS or
iMessage).
Share a Memory movie. Tap a Memory movie thatʼs playing, tap
option. See Memories.
Tip: To change the orientation of the movie before sharing, tap
, then choose a share
or
Share or copy multiple photos and videos. While viewing by Moment, Album, or
Memory, tap Select. Select the photos you want to share, tap , then choose a share
option.
Save or share a photo or video you receive.
Email: Tap to download the item if necessary, then touch and hold it to see sharing
and other options.
Text message: Tap the item in the conversation, then tap
Photos and videos that you receive in messages or save from a webpage are saved to
your Photos tab. They can also be viewed in the Camera Roll or, if youʼre using iCloud
Photo Library, the All Photos album.
Edit photos and trim videos
You can edit still photos and Live Photos right on iPhone. If your photos are stored in
iCloud, your edits are updated across all your devices set up with iCloud, and both your
original and edited versions are saved. If you delete a photo, itʼs deleted from all your
devices and iCloud. Photo app extensions can provide special editing options. See App
extensions.
Edit a photo or Live Photo. View the photo full screen, tap Edit, then tap a tool. When
youʼre finished, tap Done.
Auto-enhance
qualities.
improves a photoʼs exposure, contrast, saturation, and other
With the Remove Red-eye tool
, tap each eye that needs correcting.
To crop the photo, tap . Photos suggests an optimal crop, but you can drag the
corners of the grid tool to set your own crop. Move the wheel to tilt or straighten the
photo; tap Reset to undo these changes. Tap
to rotate the photo 90 degrees. Tap
to choose a standard crop ratio, such as 2y3 or Square.
With photo filters
Silvertone.
you can apply different effects, such as Vivid, Dramatic, or
Tap
to make adjustments to light, color, or black and white. Tap an option, then
move the slider to the desired effect. Tap
for fine adjustments.
Donʼt like the results? Before you save your changes, tap Cancel, then tap Discard
Changes. Or tap Done to save changes.
Add a Live Photo effect. Swipe up on a Live Photo and tap an effect. Loop repeats the
action in a continuous looping video. Bounce rewinds the action backwards and forward.
Long Exposure simulates a DSLR-like long exposure effect by blurring motion.
Make a still photo from a Live Photo. View the Live Photo, tap Edit, then tap the Live
button at the top of the screen.
Set a key photo for a Live Photo. View the Live Photo, tap Edit, then drag the square in
the frame viewer until you find a still photo you like. Tap Make Key Photo.
Trim or mute a Live Photo. View the Live Photo. Tap Edit, then drag either end of the
frame viewer. To mute, tap
Compare the edited version to the original. Tap Edit, then touch and hold the photo to
view the original. Release to see your edits.
Revert to original. After you edit a photo and save your changes, you can revert to the
original image. Tap the image, tap Edit, then tap Revert.
Mark up a photo. View the photo, tap Edit, tap
, then tap Markup. Annotate the photo
with the Markup tools (pen, pencil, and marker). Erase your marks with the eraser. (If itʼs
a Live Photo, Markup turns it into a still image.) See Use Markup.
Add a photo filter. Tap , then below the viewer, swipe the filters left or right to
preview and choose a filter. You can remove or change filters that were applied in either
Camera or Photos.
Trim a video. Tap Edit, drag either end of the frame viewer, tap Done, then tap Save as
New Clip. The new video clip is saved in your Videos album (the original video remains
unchanged).
Set the slow-motion section of a video shot in Slo-mo. Tap Edit, then use the vertical
bars beneath the frame viewer. (See Shoot video for information about Slo-mo.)
Print to an AirPrint-enabled printer
Print photos: Tap
, then tap Print.
To print multiple photos while viewing a photo album, tap Select, select the photos, tap
, then tap Print. See AirPrint.
Import photos and videos
You can import photos and videos directly from a digital camera, an SD memory card, or
another iOS device that has a camera. Use the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter or the
Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader (both sold separately).
1. Insert the camera adapter or card reader into the Lightning connector on iPhone.
2. Do one of the following:
Connect a camera: Use the USB cable that came with the camera to connect the
camera to the camera adapter. Turn on the camera, then make sure itʼs in transfer
mode. For more information, see the documentation that came with the camera.
Insert an SD memory card into the card reader: Donʼt force the card into the slot
on the reader; it fits only one way.
Connect an iOS device: Use the USB cable that came with the iOS device to
connect it to the camera adapter. Turn on and unlock the iOS device.
3. Unlock iPhone.
4. The Photos app opens and displays the photos and videos available for importing.
5. Select the photos and videos to import.
Import all items: Tap Import All.
Import just some items: Tap the items you want to import (a checkmark appears
for each), tap Import, then tap Import Selected.
6. After the photos and videos are imported, keep or delete them on the camera, card,
or iOS device.
7. Disconnect the camera adapter or card reader.
A new event in the Last Import album contains all the photos you just imported.
To transfer the photos to your computer, connect iPhone to your computer and
import the images with a photo app such as Photos or Adobe Photoshop Elements.
Camera
Take photos
You can take photos and videos with the front-facing and rear cameras. To quickly get to
the camera, swipe left from the Lock screen.
Choose a photo mode. Camera has several photo modes so you can shoot standard and
square-format photos, and panoramas. To choose a mode, swipe the screen left or right,
or tap Photo, Square, or Pano.
On iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus, you can also choose Portrait mode, which
includes a depth effect that focuses on your subject and blurs the background.
Take a photo. Thereʼs more than one way to take a photo.
Swipe left on the Lock screen to make Camera appear, then take the picture. To
return to the Lock screen, swipe up (iPhone X) or press the Home button (other
models).
Open Camera, choose Photo, Square, or Pano (or Portrait on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus,
and iPhone 7 Plus), then tap the Shutter button, or press either volume button.
3D Touch. In Control Center or on the Home screen, press
action. See 3D Touch.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
, then choose a quick
“Open Camera”
“Take a photo”
Adjust shutter-sound volume. Adjust the volume of the shutter sound using the Ringer
and Alerts settings in Settings > Sounds (called Sounds & Haptics on models with
system haptics). Or mute the sound using the Ring/Silent switch. (In some countries,
muting is disabled.)
Add a photo filter. You can apply a filter before you take a photo in Photo, Square, and
Portrait mode. Tap , then below the viewer, swipe the filters left or right to preview and
choose a filter. You can remove or change a photoʼs filter in Photos.
Keep it straight. To display a grid that can help you align shots, go to Settings >
Camera, then turn on Grid.
Zoom in or out. (iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus) The Dual 12MP wide-angle
and telephoto cameras capture full-resolution video and stills at 1x and 2x zoom. To
quickly switch, toggle
or . You can zoom even further with digital zoom—up to 10x
for photos and up to 6x for videos. For finer zoom and to zoom beyond 2x, touch and
hold the zoom control, then slide left and right. You can also pinch the screen to zoom in
and out. On other iPhone models, pinch the screen to zoom in and out.
The telephoto camera on iPhone X has optical image stabilization, which allows you to
capture great zoomed video and stills in low light.
Capture a portrait. (iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus) Choose Portrait mode,
frame your subject, then tap the Shutter button.
Use Portrait Lighting. (beta) On iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus, you can highlight your
subject with a stunning effect. In Camera, choose Portrait, then drag to choose the
lighting.
Natural Light: The face is in sharp focus against a blurred background.
Studio Light: The face is brightly lit, and the photo has an overall clean look.
Contour Light: The face has dramatic shadows with highlights and lowlights.
Stage Light: The face is spotlit against a deep black background.
Stage Light Mono: The effect is like Stage Light, but the photo is in classic black and
white.
On iPhone X, you can take a Portrait mode selfie with a Portrait Lighting effect. Switch to
the front-facing TrueDepth camera, choose Portrait mode, then frame your face.
Turn Depth Effect on or off for a photo. (iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus) In
the Photos app, view a photo that was shot in Portrait mode, tap Edit, then tap Portrait to
turn the blurred depth effect on or off.
Tip: Itʼs easy to find photos you captured in Portrait mode that have Depth Effect
turned on. In the Photos app, tap Albums, then tap the Portrait album.
Take a Live Photo. A Live Photo captures what happens just before and after you take
your photo. On models that support Live Photos, choose Photo, tap
to turn on Live
Photos (yellow is on), then tap the Shutter button. A “Live” badge appears at the top of
the screen to indicate the duration of the exposure. You can edit Live Photos in the
Photos app. In your albums, Live Photos are marked with “Live” in the corner.
Take Burst shots. With the camera in Photo or Square mode, touch and hold the Shutter
button to take rapid-fire photos in bursts. Lift your finger to stop. The counter shows how
many shots youʼve taken. You can take burst photos with the rear and front-facing
cameras. To select the photos you want to keep, tap the burst thumbnail, then tap
Select. Gray dots below the thumbnails mark the suggested photos. Tap the circle in the
lower-right corner of each photo you want to save as a separate photo, then tap Done.
To delete the burst of photos, tap the burst thumbnail, then tap
To choose which burst photos to upload to your Photo Stream, go to Settings > Photos.
Take a selfie with Retina Flash. On models with Retina Flash, turn on the flash, switch
to the front-facing camera, then tap the Shutter button (the display flashes on exposure).
Take a panorama photo. (Rear camera) Choose Pano, tap the Shutter button, then pan
slowly in the direction of the arrow, keeping the arrow on the center line. To finish the
pan, tap the button again. To pan in the other direction instead, first tap the arrow. To
pan vertically, rotate iPhone to landscape orientation. You can reverse the direction of a
vertical pan, too.
On iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus, toggle between
Panorama at 1x and 2x zoom at full resolution.
and
to shoot a
Use the capture timer. Use the capture timer to give yourself time to be in the shot.
First stabilize iPhone where you want, then frame your shot. Tap , tap 3s or 10s, then
tap the Shutter button.
Preserve camera settings. You can preserve the last camera mode and photo filter
settings you used so theyʼre not reset when you next open Camera. Go to Settings >
Camera > Preserve Settings, then turn on Camera Mode. You can also preserve Live
Photo settings on models that support Live Photos.
Compress photos to save space. (iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and
iPhone 7 Plus) To save space, iPhone captures photos and videos in new high-efficiency
formats called HEIF and HEVC automatically. To change image and video format settings,
go to Settings > Camera > Formats, then choose either High Efficiency (saves more
space) or Most Compatible.
Take a screenshot. To capture whatʼs displayed on your screen:
iPhone X: Simultaneously press and then release the side button and volume up
button.
Other models: Simultaneously press and then release the Home button and the side
button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model).
Tap the screenshot, then tap Done and choose Save to Photos or Delete Screenshot. If
you save the screenshot, you can view it in the Screenshots album or All Photos album (if
youʼre using iCloud Photo Library).
Read a QR code. Camera automatically detects a QR code when itʼs in the picture frame.
Tap the notification that appears to go to the relevant website or app.
Adjust for the perfect shot
About auto exposure and face detection. When youʼre taking a photo, a rectangle may
briefly appear to indicate where the automatic exposure is set. When you photograph
people, face detection balances the exposure across many faces. A rectangle appears
for each face detected.
Lock the focus and exposure. You can set where you want Camera to focus for your
next shot and lock the exposure. Tap the object or area on the screen where you want to
focus (this temporarily turns off face detection), then touch and hold until the rectangle
pulses. The screen indicates when exposure and focus are locked. Take as many photos
as you want. When you tap the screen again, exposure and focus unlock, and the
automatic settings and face detection turn back on.
Adjust the exposure. Exposure is automatic, but you can set the exposure manually for
your next shot. Tap the screen, then drag
next to the exposure rectangle to adjust the
exposure.
Turn the flash on or off. Tap . The True Tone flash on the back of iPhone also provides
extra light when you need it. To use it as a flashlight, open Control Center, then tap the
Flashlight button.
Make it better. You can edit photos and trim videos, right on iPhone. See Edit photos
and trim videos.
Shoot video
With Camera you can shoot video, including slow-motion and time-lapse videos.
Record a video. Choose Video, then tap the Record button, or press either volume
button, to start and stop recording. By default, video records at 30 fps (frames per
second). Depending on your model, you can choose other frame rates and video
resolution settings. The faster the frame rate and the higher the resolution, the larger the
resulting video file.
Change video recording settings. Go to Settings > Camera > Record Video.
Snap a still while recording. Tap the white Shutter button.
Take it slow. (Rear camera) Choose Slo-mo to capture slow-motion video. When you edit
the video, you can set just a portion of it to play back in slow motion, and the rest plays
back at regular speed. Depending on your model, you can change the frame rate and
resolution. The faster the frame rate and the higher the resolution, the larger the
resulting video file. To change Slo-mo recording settings, go to Settings > Camera >
Record Slo-mo.
Set the slow-motion section of a video. Tap the video thumbnail, then tap Edit. Slide
the vertical bars beneath the frame viewer to define the section you want to play back in
slow motion. Tap Done.
Zoom in or out when shooting video. (Rear camera) Pinch the image on the screen
open to zoom in, and pinch closed to zoom out.
On iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 Plus, toggle between
out, or use the dial to zoom up to 6x.
and
to zoom in and
Capture time-lapse video. (Rear camera) Choose Time-Lapse, set up iPhone where you
want, then tap the Record button to start capturing a sunset, traffic flowing, or other
experiences over a period of time. Tap the Record button again to stop recording. The
time-lapse photos are compiled into a short video.
With the Dual 12MP wide-angle and telephoto cameras on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and
iPhone 7 Plus, toggle between
and
to zoom in and out.
With iOS 9 and later, time-lapse videos have video stabilization, which minimizes the
effect of camera movement during capture.
HDR
HDR (high dynamic range) helps you get great shots in high-contrast situations. iPhone
takes three photos in rapid succession at different exposures—and blends them
together. The resulting photo has better detail in the bright and midtone areas.
By default, iPhone uses HDR (for the rear camera and front-facing camera) when itʼs
most effective. For best results, keep iPhone steady and avoid subject motion.
Keep only the HDR version. Go to Settings > Camera, then turn off Keep Normal Photo
(by default, both the normal and HDR versions of the photo appear in Photos). In your
albums, HDR versions of photos are marked with “HDR” in the corner.
Turn off Auto HDR.
iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus: Go to Settings > Camera, then turn off Auto
HDR. (If Auto HDR is turned off in Settings and you want to make sure HDR is turned
on for a particular shot, tap HDR at the top of the Camera screen, then tap On.)
Other models: Tap HDR at the top of the screen, then tap Off.
View, share, and print
Photos and videos you take are saved in Photos. With iCloud Photo Library turned on, all
new photos and videos are automatically uploaded and available in Photos on all your
devices with iOS 8.1 or later that are set up with iCloud Photo Library. When iCloud Photo
Library is turned off, you can still collect up to 1000 of your most recent photos (from
your devices set up with iCloud) in the My Photo Stream album.
Note: If Location Services is turned on in Settings > Privacy, photos and videos are
tagged with location data that can be used by apps and photo-sharing websites. See
Location Services.
View your photos. In Camera, tap the thumbnail image in the lower-left corner, then
swipe left or right to see the photos youʼve taken recently. Tap the screen to show or
hide the controls. Tap All Photos to see everything in the Photos app.
View sharing and printing options. While viewing an image, tap
apps.
. See Share from
Upload photos and videos. Use iCloud Photo Library to upload photos and videos from
your iPhone to iCloud. You can access them on your devices with iOS 8.1 or later where
youʼre signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID. You can also upload and download
your photos and videos from the Photos app on iCloud.com.
Sync photos and videos to iPhone from your Mac. Use the Photos settings pane in
iTunes on your computer. See Sync iPhone.
Maps
Find places
Move around Maps by dragging the screen. To face a different direction, rotate with two
fingers. To return to north, tap .
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Find coffee near me”
“Show me the Golden Gate Bridge”
WARNING: For important information about navigation and avoiding distractions that
could lead to dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
Zoom in or out. Either pinch open or closed on the map, or double-tap and hold the
map, then drag up to zoom in or down to zoom out. The scale appears in the upper left
while youʼre zooming. To change how distance is shown (in miles or kilometers), go to
Settings > Maps.
Find nearby attractions, services, and more. Tap the search field, then tap a category
such as Food or Shopping. (For feature availability, see the iOS Feature Availability
website.)
3D Touch. To find nearby places from the Home screen, press Maps, then choose
the Search Nearby quick action. See 3D Touch.
Search for a location. Tap the search field. You can search for a location in different
ways. For example:
Intersection (“8th and Market”)
Area (“Greenwich Village”)
Landmark (“Guggenheim”)
Zip code (“60622”)
Business (“movies,” “restaurants San Francisco CA,” “Apple Inc New York”)
Maps may also list recent locations, searches, or directions that you can choose from.
Change the search area. Zoom in or out, or drag the screen to another area, then tap
Search Here.
Get info about a location. Tap a location, then swipe up to view all of the information
about it.
Use indoor maps to find your way around an airport or shopping mall. Go to the
location, then tap Look Inside. Tap a category (like Food, Restrooms, or Clothes) at the
bottom or left side of the screen, then tap a result. Swipe up to see all results, listed
alphabetically. To see a map of a different floor, tap the Floor Level button below .
Zoom in if you donʼt see the Floor Level button.
Add a favorite location. While viewing info about a location, scroll to the bottom of the
information then tap Add to Favorites.
Book a table and more. If youʼve installed apps that have map extensions, you may be
able to do things like make a reservation at a restaurant or order a ridesharing vehicle to
take you to the location. Visit the App Store to find apps that work with Maps.
Choose your view. Tap
, then choose Map, Transit, or Satellite.
If transit information is unavailable, tap View Routing Apps to use an app for public or
other modes of transportation.
3D Touch. To mark your location from the Home screen, press Maps, then choose
the Mark My Location quick action. See 3D Touch.
Mark a location. Touch and hold the map until a marker appears.
Share a location
Tap a location or marker to display its info, then tap
or AirDrop. See Share from apps.
and choose an option such as Mail
3D Touch. Press a location, then choose the Share Location or Send My Location
quick action. You can also press Maps on the Home screen, then choose a quick action.
See 3D Touch.
Get traffic and other info
Find out about traffic conditions. From the map or satellite view, tap , then turn on
Traffic. Orange shows slowdowns, and red shows stop-and-go traffic. To see an incident
report, tap an incident marker.
Find out about the weather. Zoom in until the weather icon, which shows current
conditions for that area, appears in the lower-right corner.
3D Touch. Press the weather icon to see the hourly forecast. Press a little deeper to
see the 10-day forecast in the Weather app. See 3D Touch.
Get info about a location. Tap a location to display its information. Info might include
Yelp reviews, a phone number, a webpage link, and more.
3D Touch. Press a location, then choose the Open Homepage or Call quick action.
See 3D Touch.
Help improve Maps. To report an incorrect label, a missing location, or other issue, tap
, then tap Report an Issue.
Get directions
Note: To get directions, iPhone must be connected to the Internet. To get directions
involving your current location, Location Services must also be on. (See also Location
Services.)
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Give me directions home”
“Transit directions to my dadʼs work”
“Whatʼs my ETA?”
“Find a gas station”
Tip: Add your home and work addresses to your My Info card in Contacts, then you
can use “work” or “home” when searching in Maps or with Siri.
Find a route to a location. Tap a location to display its info, then tap Directions.
Directions are from your current location. To get other directions, tap My Location, then
enter a different location.
Choose a different route: If multiple routes appear, tap the one you want to take.
See a driving, walking, or transit route: Tap Drive, Walk, or Transit.
See detailed directions: Tap Go.
In select cities, Maps provides public transportation information and multimodal routing,
from walking to a bus stop or train station to hopping off at your destination.
If transit route information is unavailable, tap View Routing Apps to use an app for other
modes of transportation.
Mark a transit stop as a favorite. When viewing the Transit map, tap a transit stop or
station. Scroll to the bottom of the location card, then tap Add to Favorites. You can also
add the transit line to the Maps Transit widget in Today View, so you can quickly check
the lineʼs operating status.
Choose a transit time or date. Find a transit route, then tap Leaving Soon to select a
time or date for departure or arrival. Tap Transit Options to choose which transit vehicles
to consider.
Hear turn-by-turn directions. Find a route to drive, then tap Go.
Maps follows your progress and speaks turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
When Do Not Disturb while driving is turned on, or if iPhone auto-locks, Maps stays
onscreen and continues to announce directions.
See the route overview: Tap the turn directions at the top of the screen. To change
the map orientation so that the destination, instead of north, shows at the top, tap
the map, then tap the compass in the top-right corner of the screen. To return to
turn-by-turn directions, tap the turn direction in the top-left corner of the screen.
View directions as a list: Tap the route card at the bottom of the screen, then tap
Details.
Even if you open another app, Maps continues to give you turn-by-turn directions. To
return to Maps, tap the banner across the top of the screen.
View turn-by-turn or stop-by-stop directions for a walk or transit route. Find a
route, tap Go, then swipe each instruction left.
See the route overview: Tap the route card at the bottom of the screen, then tap
Overview. To zoom in, tap the route card, then tap Turn-by-turn (for a walk route) or
Zoom In (for a transit route).
View directions as a list: Tap the route card at the bottom of the screen, then tap
Details.
Make a quick detour. To add a stop along your route, tap the route card then tap one of
the suggested services, such as gas stations. Tap Go to add one to your route.
Stop turn-by-turn directions or light guidance. Tap End.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Stop navigating.”
Use Maps on your Mac to get directions. Open Maps on your Mac (OS X 10.9 or later),
get directions for your trip, then choose File > Share > Send to [your device]. Your Mac
and iPhone must both be set up with iCloud using the same Apple ID.
You can also use Handoff to pick up directions on another device. See Handoff.
Find your car
When you disconnect iPhone from your carʼs Bluetooth or CarPlay system and exit your
parked vehicle, Maps drops a Parked Car pin so you can easily navigate back to where
you left it.
Find where you left your car. Tap the Search field, then choose Parked Car from the
suggestions list.
Turn parking location on or off. Go to Settings > Maps > Show Parked Location.
Get a ride
After you find a destination, you can request a ride from a ridesharing company, if you
have a ridesharing app installed. (Not available in all areas.)
Book a ride. Find the destination, tap Directions, then tap Ride. If you donʼt have a
ridesharing app installed, Maps shows you apps that are available from the App Store.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Get me a ride home.”
Get a ridesharing app for Maps. Visit the App Store to find ridesharing apps that work
with Maps.
Remove markers and routes
Remove a marker. Tap the marker, tap Edit Location, then tap Remove Marker.
Delete a route. Past routes are listed below the Search field. To remove one, swipe it to
the left.
3D and Flyover
With 3D and Flyover, you can see three-dimensional views of, and even fly over, many of
the worldʼs major cities.
View a 3D map. Drag two fingers up. (Zoom in for a closer look if the 3D map doesnʼt
appear.) For best effect, use the satellite view. Tap , then tap Satellite.
Adjust the angle. Drag two fingers up or down.
See cities and landmarks from above with Flyover. Flyover is available for select cities
and landmarks. Tap the name of a city (in Map or Satellite view) or tap the name of a
landmark, then tap Flyover in the banner (Flyover Tour on iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s). To
return to the map, tap .
On supported models, view a city or landmark from above:
Change viewing direction: Point or tilt iPhone in the direction you want to view.
Move around: Drag a finger in any direction. To rotate perspective, touch and hold
the screen with one finger, then continue holding it in place while you drag another
finger around it.
Watch an aerial 3D tour: Tap Start Tour in the card at the bottom of the screen. (If
you donʼt see the card, tap anywhere on the screen.)
Flyover cities are indicated by
next to their names in Map view. If you donʼt see
markers, zoom out, or if youʼre using Transit or Satellite view, tap , then choose Map.
Flyover landmarks are identified by the Flyover button in their banners.
Clock
See the time in cities around the world
Use the Clock app to view the time in various locations around the world.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“What time is it?”
“What time is it in London?”
Manage your World Clock list. In the World Clock tab, tap Edit.
Add a city: Tap
Delete a city: Tap
, then choose a city.
Reorder the cities: Drag
up or down.
Set an alarm or bedtime schedule
With the Clock app, you can set an alarm that plays a sound or vibration at a specific
time. You can also set a bedtime schedule that reminds you when to go to sleep and
plays a sound when itʼs time to wake up.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Wake me up tomorrow at 7 a.m.”
“Set an alarm for 9 a.m. every Friday”
“Turn off all my alarms”
Set an alarm. Tap Alarm, then tap
a name (like “Water the plants”).
. Set the time and other options, then give the alarm
3D Touch. To set an alarm from the Home screen, press Clock, then tap Create
Alarm. See 3D Touch.
Change an alarm. Tap Edit, then tap the alarm.
Delete an alarm. Swipe left on the alarm, then tap Delete.
Set a bedtime schedule. Tap Bedtime, then follow the instructions to set your sleep
reminder and wake-up alarm. After youʼve done the initial setup, you can slide
and
to adjust your sleep and wake times. Tap Options to set the alarm days, wake-up sound,
and volume. To turn Bedtime reminders off, tap the Bedtime switch.
See your sleep history. The Sleep Analysis portion of the Bedtime tab shows your
history for the past several days, based on your use of iPhone during those hours. Your
sleep history is automatically provided to Health, too, where you can view more data.
Fall asleep to music or a podcast. Tap Timer, tap When Timer Ends, then choose Stop
Playing at the bottom.
Track time with the timer or stopwatch
In the Clock app, you can count down from a specified time with the timer or measure the
duration of an event with the stopwatch.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Set the timer for 3 minutes”
“Stop the timer”
Set the timer. Tap Timer, then set the duration of time and a sound to play when the
timer ends.
Tip: To quickly access the timer, open Control Center, then tap
Timer from Control Center even when iPhone is locked.
. You can access
Measure the duration of an event and track lap times. Tap Stopwatch, then tap Start.
Tap Lap to record a lap or split. The timing continues even if you return to the Home
screen, open other apps, or press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on
your model). Tap Stop to record the final time. When you finish, tap Reset to clear the
stopwatch.
Switch between digital and analog Stopwatch faces. Swipe the Stopwatch.
Weather
Get the current temperature and 10-day forecast for one or more cities around the world,
with hourly forecasts for the next 12 hours. Weather uses Location Services to get the
forecast for your current location.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Whatʼs the weather for today?”
“How windy is it out there?”
“When is sunrise in Paris?”
See the local weather. Swipe to the leftmost screen (available only when Location
Services is turned on in Settings > Privacy > Location Services).
View the current hourly forecast. Swipe the hourly display left or right.
See a detailed forecast. Swipe up to see details such as the times of sunrise and
sunset, the chance of rain, and the humidity.
Add a city. Tap
, then tap
. Enter a city or zip code, then tap Search.
See the weather in another city. Swipe left or right to see weather for another city, or
tap
, then choose a city from the list.
3D Touch. To choose a forecast from the Home screen, press Weather, then choose
a location. Tap Add to add a location. See 3D Touch.
See all your cities at once. Pinch the screen or tap
3D Touch. To preview a cityʼs weather, press a city in your list of locations to peek at
the weather forecast, then press a little deeper to open it. See 3D Touch.
Delete a city. Tap
, swipe the city to the left, then tap Delete.
Rearrange the order of cities. Tap
Choose Fahrenheit or Celsius. Tap
, touch and hold a city, then drag it up or down.
, then tap °F or °C.
Turn off local weather. Go to Settings > Privacy, then turn off Location Services. See
Location Services.
Use iCloud to sync your list of cities on your other iOS devices. Go to Settings, then
sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all your devices. See iCloud.
News
Get started with News
News collects all the stories you want to read, from your favorite sources, about the
topics that interest you most. To personalize News, you can choose from a selection of
publications (called channels in News) and topics such as Entertainment, Food, and
Science. For You collects the best stories from the channels and topics you follow. The
more you read, the better News understands your interests. Siri learns whatʼs important
to you and suggests stories you might like. You can also receive notifications about
important stories from channels you follow.
Note: You need a Wi-Fi or cellular connection to use News. News isnʼt available in all
areas.
Follow channels and topics. When you open News and follow only a few channels or
topics, a “Personalize your News” message appears at the top of For You and Following.
Tap Browse Channels and Topics, then tap the channels and topics you want to follow. At
any time, you can search for specific channels or topics in the Search tab or discover
more channels and topics to follow by tapping the Browse button in the Following tab.
Follow suggested channels and topics. For You may show you stories from channels or
topics suggested by Siri or by News. If you like these suggestions, tap
to follow the
channel or topic and see more stories like it in the future. Visit the Following tab to see a
list of all of Siriʼs suggestions.
To turn off suggestions from Siri, go to Settings > News > Siri & Search.
Note: If Siri has nothing to suggest, you donʼt see a Suggestions section in Following.
Dislike suggested channels and topics. Tap
to see two options:
Dislike (Mute Channel/Topic): Tap this option and News wonʼt show stories from that
channel or topic, anywhere in News.
Stop Suggesting: Tap this option and News will stop suggesting the channel or topic
in For You.
Add notifications. Some channels you follow may send notifications about important
stories. To receive notifications, tap Following, then tap next to a channel.
Access News stories from Today View. From the left edge of the Home screen or Lock
screen, swipe right to open Today View. In the News section, tap a story headline to open
the story in News.
For You
For You presents the best stories from the channels and topics you follow. For You also
includes stories suggested by Siri, breaking news, top stories of the day, trending stories
that are popular with other News readers, featured stories selected by Apple News
editors, and more.
Read more stories within a group. Tap the arrow at the bottom of the group.
3D Touch. To access stories and recently viewed channels from the Home screen,
press News and choose a quick action. See 3D Touch.
Play a video in the story list. Tap
Get newer stories. Pull down to refresh For You with the latest stories.
Love, share, or save. When viewing a story, tap
Love Story, Share, or Save.
or swipe a story left, then choose
Dislike a story or report a concern about a story. When viewing a story, tap
a story right, then choose Dislike Story or Report.
or swipe
To remove a dislike, tap or swipe the story right, then tap Remove Dislike. To remove a
love, tap or swipe left, then tap Remove Love.
Dislike a channel. To prevent a channelʼs stories from appearing in For You, tap
tap Dislike Channel.
, then
3D Touch. Press a channel in Following, or press a story, swipe up, then tap Dislike
Channel. See 3D Touch.
Love or dislike a topic or channel. Tap
or
next to a topic or channel in For You.
When you love a topic or channel, related stories appear more often in For You and the
topic or channel appears in Following. When you dislike a topic or channel, fewer related
stories appear in For You and the topic or channel appears among the disliked topics and
channels in Following.
See stories only from the channels you follow. Go to Settings > News, then turn on
Restrict Stories in For You.
Note: Restricting stories significantly limits the variety of stories that appear in For You.
When you restrict stories, you wonʼt see Top Stories, Trending Stories, and Featured
Stories.
Read stories
Read a story. Tap a story to read it. Web stories delivered through an RSS feed show a
preview. To view an RSS story in full, swipe up. To always view the full story, go to
Settings > News, then turn off Show Story Previews.
3D Touch. Press a story to take a peek at it, then swipe up to see options including
Love Story, Dislike Story, Save, Share Story, and Dislike Channel. Press deeper to pop
open the story. See 3D Touch.
Read the next story. Tap the arrow in the lower right of the screen. You can also swipe
left to read the next story or right to read the previous story. Swipe from the left edge to
return to the list of stories.
To hide the arrow when you scroll, go to Settings > News, then turn off Always Show
“Next Up.”
Tell News what stories you love and dislike. When viewing a story, tap
takes your feedback into account for future recommendations.
Change the text size. Tap
(Not available in all stories.)
or
. News
, then tap the smaller or larger letter to change the size.
Share stories. When viewing a story, tap , then choose a sharing option, such as
Message or Mail. To share a story from your list, swipe the story left, tap Share, then
choose a sharing option.
Report a concern. If you believe that a story youʼre viewing is mislabeled, inappropriate,
offensive, or doesnʼt display properly, swipe right, then tap Report.
Spotlight
In Spotlight, Apple News editors go deep into a topic thatʼs of interest at the moment,
curating the best content from sources you can trust. Here youʼll find compelling video,
audio, photo essays, and featured stories focusing on culture, wellness, lifestyle, tech,
and more.
Read Spotlight stories. Tap Spotlight to read stories related to popular and timely topics
such as award shows, sports championships, or holiday events.
Note: The Spotlight tabʼs name and icon may temporarily change to reflect the topicʼs
theme.
Following
The channels and topics you follow appear in the Following screen. Following also
includes channels and topics that Siri and News suggest.
Explore suggestions. On the Following screen, tap a channel or topic under
Suggestions to browse its contents. Tap See All for more suggestions. Tap
next to a
suggestion to follow it. Tap
next to a suggestion to dislike it.
Browse a channelʼs stories. Tap a channel or topic to see the most recently published
stories. In some channels, you can browse sections, such as Politics, Sports, or
Entertainment.
3D Touch. Press a channel or topic to peek at its current stories. See 3D Touch.
Dig deeper into a topic. Tap a topic to see recent related stories.
Stop following channels and topics. Tap Edit, tap
, then tap Remove.
Follow a channel or topic. Tap
next to a channel, topic, or search result. Or tap the
Follow button at the end of a story. To follow a trending topic, tap Search, tap a topic,
then tap
3D Touch. Press a trending topic, swipe up, then tap Love Topic. See 3D Touch.
Manage notifications. Tap to turn notifications on or off for the channels you follow
and the channels recommended by Apple News editors.
Show disliked channels and topics. Tap Disliked Channels and Topics at the bottom of
the Following screen to show the channels and topics youʼve disliked. For stories from
that channel or topic to appear again in For You, tap the channel or topic, then tap
Search
News keeps track of a wide variety of topics, which makes it easy to find the stories that
interest you.
Search for channels, topics, or stories. Tap Search, then enter the name of a channel
(CNN or WIRED, for example), a topic (fashion, business, or politics, for example), or a
story (music awards or stock markets, for example). In the results list, tap
to follow
the channel or topic.
View trending topics. Search shows trending topics to get you started. Tap a topic to
see search results for that topic, then tap
to follow the specific topic or a related topic
or channel.
Save stories
In News you can save stories to read later, online or offline.
Save a story. When viewing a list of stories or reading a story, tap
read a saved story, tap Saved, then tap the story.
, then tap Save. To
Delete a saved story. Tap Saved, then swipe a story left.
Check your reading history. Tap the History tab to see what youʼve read. Swipe a story
left to delete it.
Clear your reading history. Tap the History tab, tap Clear, then choose an option:
Tap Clear History to remove your reading history.
Tap Clear Recommendations to remove the information used to create
recommendations.
Tap Clear All to clear your News history and recommendation information.
Note: If you clear recommendations, and the Find Content in Other Apps switch is on
in Settings > News > Siri & Search, recommendations based on your Safari and app
usage and your reading habits in News are cleared. To prevent News from suggesting
stories based on your Safari and app usage, turn off Find Content in Other Apps.
Subscriptions in News
Subscribe to channels. With News you can read premium stories from select
publishers. There are three ways to access subscriptions in News:
Subscribe within News: You can purchase a subscription directly in News. In a
channel that offers subscriptions, tap the subscription button.
Access an existing subscription purchased from iTunes or the App Store: News
checks your iTunes Store account for subscriptions you bought as in-app purchases
in publishersʼ apps. If any subscriptions youʼve purchased are also available in News,
youʼre automatically granted access in News. See the About in-app purchases
website.
Access an existing subscription purchased from a publisher: If youʼve purchased a
subscription directly from a publisherʼs ecosystem, the publisher may allow you to
sign in to your account in News to access your subscription there.
To sign in, tap a story that requires a subscription to read, then tap Already a
Subscriber? Enter the user name and password for your existing subscription.
When you subscribe to a channel, itʼs automatically added to Following and stories from
the channel appear in For You.
For more information, see the About subscriptions in Apple News website.
Home
Home overview
Home provides a secure way to control and automate HomeKit-enabled accessories,
such as lights, locks, thermostats, window shades, smart plugs, cameras, and more.
With Home, you can control any “Works with Apple HomeKit” accessory using iPhone.
After you set up your home and its rooms, you can control accessories individually, or
use scenes to control multiple accessories with one command. For example, you might
create a scene called “going to bed” that turns off the lights around the house, dims the
lights in the room “master bedroom” to 30%, then locks the front door and lowers the
thermostat.
If you have an Apple TV (4th generation or later), or iPad that you leave at home, you can
schedule scenes to run automatically at certain times, or when you activate a particular
accessory (such as unlocking the front door). This also allows you, and others you invite,
to securely control your home while youʼre away.
Add and control accessories
The first time you open the Home app, the setup assistant helps you create a home,
where you can add accessories and define rooms. If you already created a home using
another HomeKit-enabled app, youʼll skip this step.
Add an accessory to your home. To add an accessory to Home, make sure the
accessory is turned on, tap , tap Add Accessory, then follow the onscreen instructions.
You may need to scan or enter an 8-digit HomeKit setup code found on the accessory
itself (or its box or documentation). You can assign the accessory to a room, as well as
give it a name. The name defines how itʼs shown in the Home app, and also how you
control it using Siri.
Control an accessory. Tap an accessoryʼs button to quickly turn it on or off, or touch
and hold the button until controls appear. The available controls depend on the type of
accessory it is. For example, with some lightbulbs, you can change colors. You can also
control accessories using Control Center.
Assign an accessory to a room. Tap Rooms, tap
, then choose the room the
accessory is currently assigned to. (If itʼs not already assigned, look in Default Room.)
Touch and hold the accessoryʼs button until its controls appear, then tap Details. Tap
Location to assign it to a room.
Rename or edit an accessory. Touch and hold the accessoryʼs button until its controls
appear, then tap Details.
Edit a room. Tap
, tap Room Settings, then choose the room to edit. You can change
the roomʼs name, wallpaper, or delete the room.
Make an accessory a favorite. Touch and hold an accessoryʼs button until its controls
appear, then tap Details. Then turn on “Include in Favorites.” You can access your
favorite accessories from the Home tab.
Change an accessoryʼs icon. Touch and hold an accessoryʼs button until its controls
appear, then tap Details. Tap the icon (next to its name) to select a new icon. Not all
icons can be changed, but you can change them for lighting accessories, for example.
Rearrange your favorites. Tap Edit, then drag the buttons into the arrangement you
want.
Add more homes. Tap , then tap Add Home. After you add another home, tap
choose the one you want to view or control.
to
Create and use scenes
Scenes allow you to control multiple accessories at once. For example, you might define
a “Reading” scene that adjusts the lights, closes the drapes, and adjusts the thermostat.
Home has some typical scenes already defined for you, but youʼll need to edit them
before theyʼll work.
Create a scene. Tap , enter a name for the scene (such as “Dinner Party” or
“Watching TV”), then tap Add Accessories. Select the accessories you want this scene to
control, then tap Done. Next, set each accessory to change it to the state you want it to
be when the scene is run. For example, you can set up a scene that turns on lights in the
bedroom, and turns off the kitchen lights, when youʼre going to bed.
Run a scene. Tap a scene to run it. If you donʼt see the scene you want to run, look in a
different room.
Change a scene. Touch and hold a scene, then tap Details.
Make a scene a favorite. Touch and hold a scene, tap Details, then tap Show in
Favorites. Favorite scenes appear on the Home tab and are handy for scenes that arenʼt
automated.
Control your home using Siri
You can use Siri to control your accessories and scenes. Here are some of the things you
might be able to say to Siri, depending on your accessories, how youʼve named them,
and the scenes youʼve created:
“Turn off the lights” or “Turn on the lights”
“Dim the lights” or “Set brightness to 55%”
“Is the hallway light on?”
“Set the temperature to 68 degrees”
“Did I lock the front door?”
“Close the garage door”
“Show me the entryway camera”
“What is the air quality indoors?”
If you set up rooms, scenes, or more than one home, you can say things like:
“Iʼm home” or “Iʼm leaving”
“Turn down the kitchen lights”
“Turn on the fan in the office”
“Set my reading scene”
“Turn off the lights in the Chicago house”
Automations and remote access
If you have an Apple TV (4th generation or later), or you set up an iPad (iOS 10 or later)
that you leave at home, you can use automations and remote access. Automations can
run scenes automatically based on the time of day, your location, a sensor being
activated, or the action of an accessory. The Apple TV or iPad acts as a home hub, which
also allows remote access to your accessories. Apple TV 3rd generation can also provide
remote access, but does not support creating or editing automations using the Home
app.
Allow remote access. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on Home. Make
sure youʼre signed in using the same Apple ID on all the devices.
If you have an Apple TV and youʼre signed in using the same Apple ID as your iPhone, it
will be paired automatically and enabled for automation. To set up iPad for automation,
see the Home chapter of iPad User Guide.
Create an automation. Tap the Automation tab, tap Create New Automation, then
choose one of the automation triggers described below.
When arriving or leaving a location. Tap People Arrive or People Leave, then set a
geofence and specify if you want the trigger to occur when you arrive or leave the
location. You can also set this automation to only occur after sunset, which is useful for
turning on lights only when theyʼre needed.
At a time of day. Tap A Time of Day Occurs, then choose when you want this automation
to run. If you choose Sunset or Sunrise, the time will vary as the season changes.
When an accessory changes. Tap An Accessory is Controlled, select an accessory,
then tap Next and follow the onscreen instructions. You might use this, for example, to
run a scene when you unlock the front door.
A sensor detects something. Tap A Sensor Detects Something, select an accessory,
then tap Next and follow the onscreen instructions. You might use this, for example, to
turn on lights in a stairway when motion is detected nearby.
Disable an automation. In the Automations tab, tap the automation, then turn off Enable
This Automation.
Share control with others
You can invite others to control the accessories in your home. The people you invite need
to have iCloud set up. If you have an Apple TV (4th generation or later), or you configured
an iPad to be used as a home hub, additional controls are available that let you set what
guests are able to do.
Give others control. Tap , tap Home Settings, tap a home, tap Invite, then choose
from your Contacts list or enter mail addresses.
Notes
Take notes
Use Notes to jot down important information, sketch ideas, and keep things organized.
You can add attachments—like photos, scanned documents, web links, and maps—to a
note, and you can lock a note to keep it private. You can also share a note so others can
view and edit it.
Store your notes securely in iCloud. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn
on Notes. Your iCloud notes—and any changes you make to them—appear on all your
iOS devices and Mac computers where youʼre signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
Note: If youʼve been using an earlier version of Notes, you may need to upgrade your
iCloud notes to use all the features—sketching, checklists, paragraph styles, password
protection, adding people, and more. See the Upgrade your notes website.
Store certain notes only on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Notes, then turn on “On My
iPhone” Account. Notes in this account appear only on your iPhone. Your notes in iCloud
wonʼt be affected.
Create a new note. Tap
. The first line of the note becomes the noteʼs title.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Create a new note.”
Tip: You can quickly create a note or resume work on your last note from the Lock
screen if you add the Notes control to Control Center. To configure the Lock screen
behavior, go to Settings > Notes > Access Note from Lock Screen.
3D Touch. To start a new note from the Home screen, press Notes, then choose a
quick action. See 3D Touch.
Set the default account for adding or editing notes using Siri or Today View. Go to
Settings > Notes > Default Account.
Tip: If you add the Notes widget to Today View, you can create and view Notes right
from there. In Today View, tap Edit at the bottom.
Delete a note. In a note, tap
. Or in the notes list, swipe left on the note.
If you change your mind, open the Recently Deleted folder. Tap the note you want to
keep, tap in the note, then tap Recover.
Format notes and add attachments
Format text and add tables, lists, scanned documents, photos, videos, and sketches.
Change the text style. Tap
, then select the style.
Set a default formatting style for the first paragraph. Go to Settings > Notes, then tap
New Notes Start With. Choose Title, Heading, or Body.
Start a checklist. Tap
format, tap
again.
, then enter the first item in the list. To remove the checklist
Add a photo or video to your note. Tap . Take a new photo or video, or tap Photo
Library to select and add existing photos and videos.
If you want photos or videos you take in Notes to be automatically added to the Photos
app, go to Settings > Notes, then turn on Save to Photos.
Add info from another app. When youʼre in another app and find something that you
want to add to Notes (like a location in Maps, a webpage in Safari, or a PDF in Files), tap
Share or , then tap Add to Notes. You can create a new note or add the attachment to
an existing one.
Mark up an image or PDF. Tap the image or PDF in your note, then tap
Markup.
. See Use
Change the preview size of attachments. Touch and hold an image, sketch, or PDF
attachment in a note, then choose a size for the preview.
Write a note by hand
Use the handwriting tools to quickly write or draw with your fingertip.
Create a handwritten note or drawing. In a note, tap , then start writing or drawing
with your finger. Change to a different tool by tapping it. Tap the color tool to choose a
different color. See Use Markup.
Tip: To insert a drawing within existing text, touch and hold within the text until a
magnifying glass appears, drag to position the insertion point where you want it, then tap
Insert Drawing.
Erase a mistake. Tap
the drawing.
to undo your last stroke. Tap the eraser to delete any element in
Stop drawing. Tap Done to dismiss the handwriting tools. To add more to your note,
type on the keyboard or add attachments.
Resume drawing. Tap
Show lines or grids. In a note, tap , tap Lines & Grids, then choose a line or grid style
for the note. To set the default line or grid style for new notes, go to Settings > Notes >
Lines & Grids.
Edit the suggested note title. (Not available in all languages) If your note starts with
handwritten text, scroll to the top of the note to reveal the suggested title, then tap Edit.
Search for typed and handwritten text within a note. Tap
type the text youʼre looking for in the search field.
, tap Find in Note, then
Search for typed and handwritten text in all your notes. Scroll to the top of the notes
list to reveal the search field, then enter the text youʼre looking for.
Note: Searching for handwritten text is not available in all languages.
Create a detailed sketch
Although you can create a drawing directly in a note using the handwriting tools,
sometimes you may need a detailed sketch to help you capture an idea or plan. In
sketching mode, which provides a ruler and additional colors, you can enlarge the
drawing for more precise control.
Start a sketch using the pencil, marker, or pen tool. Switch to the eraser if you make a
mistake.
Sketch in your note. Tap
To edit the sketch, tap it.
, tap Add Sketch, use your finger to sketch, then tap Done.
3D Touch. If you press a little deeper as you draw, the pencil and marker leave a
darker line, and the pen tool leaves a wider line. Press a little deeper as you erase to
increase the area you erase. See 3D Touch.
View more color choices. Tap the current color to view the color palette. Swipe the
palette left or right to see more colors. Or, hold iPhone in landscape orientation.
Draw straight lines. Tap the ruler tool to make it appear on your canvas. Draw a line
along the edge of the ruler. Tap the ruler tool again to make it disappear.
Move the ruler without changing its angle. Drag the ruler with one finger.
Adjust the angle of the ruler. Touch and hold the ruler with two fingers, then rotate your
fingers.
Mask a part of your sketch. Place the ruler along the edge of the area you want to
cover, then start your sketch. Draw lines that start away from the rulerʼs edge, then come
toward it.
Hide the toolbar. Swipe the toolbar down to hide it and see just the tool youʼre using.
Tap the tool youʼre using to see the toolbar again.
Zoom in. Pinch open so you can sketch the details. To zoom back out, pinch closed.
Tip: To navigate when youʼre zoomed in, drag with two fingers.
Add another sketch to your note. Tap
fingers.
. Or on your last sketch, swipe left with two
Scroll through all your sketches in a note. Swipe a sketch left or right with two fingers.
Start over. Touch and hold the eraser tool, then tap Erase All.
Edit a sketch. Open the note that contains the sketch, then tap the sketch.
Add a table
You can organize information into a simple table.
Create a table. Tap . Tap a cell to enter text, then tap Next to move to the next cell. If
you reach the last cell and tap Next, a new row is automatically added.
Add or delete a row or column. Tap a row or column handle, then choose to add or
delete. Column widths automatically adjust to fit the text. To see more columns, scroll
the table left or right.
Reorder a row or column. Touch and hold a row or column handle, then drag it to a new
position.
Convert the table to text. Tap a cell in the table, tap
, then tap Convert to Text.
Scan a document
You can use the camera to scan documents into Notes, then add markup or signatures.
Scan documents. Tap , then choose Scan Documents. When you position iPhone so
that the document page appears on the screen, iPhone automatically captures the page.
Continue to scan more pages or tap Save when youʼre done.
Tip: To manually capture a page, tap
Retake to try again.
Turn the flash on or off. Tap
. Tap Keep Scan to save the page or tap
Apply a filter. Tap , then choose to scan the page as a color, grayscale, or black and
white document, or as a photo.
Manually adjust a scan. Before you save a scan, you can tap the thumbnail to show
tools to adjust the crop, rotation, or filter of the scan. After you save the scan, you can
tap the scanned document in the note to make adjustments or capture more pages.
Mark up a saved scan. Tap the scanned document, tap
signature, tap , then tap Signature. See Use Markup.
, then tap
. To add your
Organize your notes
3D Touch. To preview a note, press a note in the notes list to get a peek; press a little
deeper to open it. See 3D Touch.
Search for a note. Scroll to the top of the notes list to reveal the search field, then enter
the text youʼre looking for. If a note is locked, only its title appears in the search results.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Show notes from today.”
Pin an important note. To keep a note at the top of the notes list, swipe right on the
note in the list, then tap the pin. Your pinned notes show up on all your Apple devices
where youʼre signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID.
Sort your notes. Go to Settings > Notes > Sort Notes By, then choose Date Edited, Date
Created, or Title.
Search for a specific attachment. Tap in the lower-left corner of the notes list to see
thumbnails of sketches, photos, links, documents, and other attachments. (Attachments
in locked notes aren't shown.) To go to a note with a specific attachment, tap the
attachment thumbnail, then tap Show in Note.
Create a folder to organize your Notes. From the notes list, tap to view your folders.
Tap New Folder (at the bottom of the folders list), then name your folder.
Delete a folder. From the notes list, tap
tap Delete.
to view your folders. Swipe a folder left, then
Print a note. Tap at the top of the note, then tap Print. For more information about
printing, see AirPrint.
View and edit notes from other accounts (such as Google, Yahoo!, or AOL). Go to
Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account, then choose an account. These notes
appear in Notes on all your other iOS devices and Mac computers where youʼre also
signed in to that account.
Many Notes features arenʼt available in these third-party accounts.
Move a note to a different folder or account. In the notes list, swipe left on the note,
tap
, then choose the folder or account.
To move several notes from one folder or account to another, tap Edit in the upper-right
corner of the notes list, tap the notes you want to move, then tap Move To.
Share notes
You can send a copy of a note to a friend. Or, you can invite people to collaborate on a
note in your iCloud account, and everyone will see the latest changes.
Note: You canʼt collaborate on a locked note.
Send a copy of a note. In the note, tap , then choose how to send your note. After you
send the note, your friend wonʼt see any changes you make to the note unless you send
it again.
Invite friends to collaborate on a note. Tap
invitation.
, then choose how to send your
Add people, remove them, or stop collaborating on a note. In a note with
collaborators, tap
Lock notes
Secure notes that contain sensitive information with a password, Face ID (iPhone X), or
Touch ID (other models). You can lock notes that you want to keep private from anyone
who might use your device. Notes uses a single password for all your locked notes, on all
of your devices.
You can view locked notes that are in your iCloud account on your iOS devices with
iOS 9.3 or later and Mac computers with OS X 10.11.4 or later.
You can lock notes that include images, sketches, maps, and web attachments, but not
other types of attachments like video, PDFs and iWork documents. You canʼt lock notes
that youʼve shared.
Set or change your notes password. You use this password for all your locked notes.
Go to Settings > Notes > Password.
Set Face ID or Touch ID to unlock your notes.
iPhone X: Go to Settings > Notes > Password, then turn on Use Face ID.
Other models: Go to Settings > Notes > Password, then turn on Use Touch ID.
Add a lock to a note. In the note, tap
, then tap Lock Note.
When a note is locked, the title remains visible in the notes list.
Unlock your notes. Tap a locked note, tap View Note, then unlock with Face ID
(iPhone X), Touch ID (other models), or your notes password.
Unlocking one note unlocks all your notes until one of the following happens: your
session times out, you tap the lock icon at the top of the screen, you tap Lock Now at the
bottom of the notes list, or you lock your iPhone.
Remove a lock from a note. Tap
, then tap Remove Lock.
Forgot your notes password? Go to Settings > Notes > Password, then tap Reset
Password. This allows you to create a new password for notes you lock from now on.
Notes that already have a password arenʼt affected.
Import notes from another app to Notes
Import notes from another app. (Upgraded notes only) Export the notes from a
supported app. Then, with an Evernote file, for example, touch and hold the exported file
attachment (it has a .enex filename extension) in Mail, then choose Add to Notes. After
you import notes, you can find them in the Imported Notes folder.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Import your notes and files to the
Notes app.
Stocks
Use the Stocks app to track the major exchanges and your stock portfolio, see the
change in value over time, and get news about the companies youʼre watching. You can
also see your stocks as a widget in Today View.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“How are the markets going?”
“Howʼs Apple stock today?”
Manage your stock list. Tap
Add an item: Tap
Search.
. Enter a symbol, company name, fund name, or index, then tap
3D Touch. Press Stocks on the Home screen, then choose Search. See
3D Touch.
Delete an item: Tap
Reorder the items: Drag
up or down.
Display price change, percentage change, or market capitalization. Tap any of the
values along the right side of the screen to change the data displayed.
View the summary, chart, or news for a stock. Tap the stock, then swipe left or right
below the stock list to change the information displayed. On larger iPhone models, rotate
to landscape orientation to see your stock list with news, or with the summary and chart,
all at the same time.
View a full-screen chart. Rotate iPhone to landscape orientation. On larger iPhone
models, rotate to landscape orientation, then tap the chart to expand it to full-screen
view. Swipe left or right to see your other stock charts.
See the value for a specific date or time: Touch and hold the chart with one finger.
See the difference in value over time: Touch and hold the chart with two fingers.
Note: Quotes may be delayed 20 minutes or more, depending on the reporting
service.
Read a news article. Tap a news headline to view the article in Safari. To save an article
to your reading list, touch and hold the news headline, then tap Add to Reading List. To
add all news articles to your reading list, tap Add All to Reading List.
Find out more. Tap
, then tap YAHOO!
Use iCloud to sync your stock list on your other iOS devices. Go to Settings, then
sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on all your devices. See iCloud.
Reminders
Reminder lists
With Reminders you can keep track of all the things you need to do.
3D Touch. To add a reminder from the Home screen, press Reminders, then choose
a quick action. See 3D Touch.
Add a reminder. Tap a blank line in a list.
Share a list using iCloud. While viewing a list, tap Edit, tap Sharing, then tap Add
Person. The people you share with also need to be iCloud users. Anyone who accepts the
invitation can add, delete, and mark items as completed. Family members can also share
a list. See Family Sharing.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Remember to take an umbrella”
“Add artichokes to my groceries list”
“Read my work to-do list”
“Remind me to call my mom at 5”
Set a default list for new reminders. Go to Settings > Reminders.
Delete a list. While viewing a list, tap Edit, then tap Delete List. All of the reminders in
the list are also deleted.
Delete a reminder. Swipe the reminder left, then tap Delete.
Change the order of lists. Touch and hold the list name, then drag the list to a new
location. To change the order of items in a list, tap Edit.
What list was that in? Scroll to the top to see the search field. All lists are searched by
the reminderʼs name.
3D Touch. To set a reminderʼs options, press a reminder, then choose a quick action.
See 3D Touch.
Keep your reminders up to date on other devices. Go to Settings > [your name] >
iCloud, then turn on Reminders. Some other types of accounts, such as Exchange, also
support Reminders. You can change how reminders in the past are synced in Settings >
Reminders.
With OS X 10.10 or later, you can hand off reminders youʼre editing between your Mac
and iPhone.
Scheduled reminders
Scheduled reminders notify you when theyʼre due.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Remind me to take my medicine at 6 a.m. tomorrow.”
Schedule a reminder. Swipe a reminder to the left, tap More, then turn on “Remind me
on a day.” Tap Alarm to set the date and time. Tap Repeat to schedule the reminder for
regularly occurring intervals.
Donʼt bother me now. You can turn off Reminders notifications in Settings >
Notifications. To silence notifications temporarily, turn on Do Not Disturb.
Location-based reminders
Be reminded when you arrive at or leave a location. Swipe a reminder to the left, tap
More, then turn on “Remind me at a location.” Tap Location, then select a location in the
list, or enter an address. After you define a location, you can drag to change the size of
the geofence on the map, which sets the approximate distance at which you want to be
reminded. You canʼt save a location reminder in Outlook or Microsoft Exchange accounts.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Remind me to stop at the grocery store when I leave
here.”
Add common locations to your My Info card. When you set a location reminder,
locations in the list include addresses from your My Info card in Contacts. Add your work,
home, and other favorite addresses to your card for easy access in Reminders.
TV
Watch movies and TV shows
Use the TV app to discover and watch movies and TV shows from your supported apps
in one place. You can continue a movie or show, or go to the next episode in a TV series,
even if you started playing on another iOS device or on Apple TV. This includes movies
and shows youʼve purchased or rented from the iTunes Store. The TV app isnʼt available
in all areas.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety
information.
Use Single Sign-on to authenticate your cable or satellite subscription credentials.
Sign in when you first open the TV app or go to Settings > TV Provider. Single Sign-on
gives you immediate access to all the supported video apps in your subscription
package. (If you donʼt see your TV provider, sign in directly from the app you want to
use.)
Discover new movies and shows. Tap Watch Now, then scroll through the movies and
shows. To narrow your browsing, tap a category. Tap a title to see the details screen,
which may include trailers, reviews, cast information, and more.
Play a movie or show. Tap a movie or show to see the details screen, where you can:
Watch with the suggested video app: Tap
Buy or rent from the iTunes Store: (Not available for all titles) Tap Buy or Rent. Or tap
, then tap Open in iTunes. For more information, see Purchase, rent, or redeem.
Choose a different video app: If the content is available from multiple providers, tap
to choose a provider.
See whatʼs up next. Scroll through the Up Next section to find:
The next episode in a TV series youʼve been watching.
Content you havenʼt finished, even if you started watching on another device where
youʼre signed in to the iTunes Store with the same Apple ID.
Content youʼve recently purchased or rented from the iTunes Store.
Queue content to play next. Tap the title, tap
, then tap Add to Up Next.
Remove a movie or show from Up Next. Touch and hold the item.
Watch other types of videos.
Music videos: Open the Music app.
Podcasts: Open the Podcasts app.
Videos you recorded with your iPhone camera: Open the Photos app.
Watch Big Little Lies on HBO NOW with subscription. HBO NOW® is accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S.
territories. Certain restrictions apply. © 2017 Home Box Office, Inc. All rights reserved. HBO NOW® and
related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc.
Search for movies and shows
Use Search to find movies and shows in your library and the iTunes Store and from
content providers. Discover trending movies and TV shows.
Search for a movie or show. Tap Search, then enter the name of a movie, show, or cast
or crew member in the search field.
Play content in your library
Your library includes movies and shows you purchased or rented from the iTunes Store.
Browse content in your library. Tap Library. To narrow your browsing, tap a category—
such as TV Shows or Movies, then tap Sort by Genre.
Play a movie or show. Tap a title to see the details screen, where you can:
Stream the content if iPhone is connected to the Internet: Tap
Download the content so you can watch it later when iPhone isnʼt connected to the
Internet: Tap .
Add new movies and shows to your library. Tap Store, where you can find the latest
releases on the iTunes Store.
Control playback
This information describes playback for content purchased or rented from the
iTunes Store. Playback using third-party apps may vary.
Kong: Skull Island is available on iTunes.
Play a movie or show. Tap
Pause. Tap
Skip forward or go back. Touch and hold
or
, or drag the playhead forward or
back. To control the scrubbing speed, move your finger vertically as you drag the
playhead.
Skip to the next or previous chapter. Tap
or
. You can also press the center
button or equivalent on a compatible headset two times (skip to next) or three times (skip
to previous).
Scale the video to fill the screen or fit to the screen. Tap
or
, or double-tap the
video. If you donʼt see the scaling controls, your video already fits the screen perfectly.
Choose a different audio language. (Not available for all videos.) Tap
a language from the Audio list.
, then choose
Show subtitles or closed captions. (Not available for all videos.) Tap
See subtitles and closed captions for the deaf and hard of hearing. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning, then turn on Closed Captions + SDH. To
customize the appearance of subtitles and closed captions, tap Style.
Choose playback quality. Go to Settings > TV > iTunes Videos, tap Wi-Fi or Cellular,
then choose Best Available or Good.
Note: High-quality playback requires a faster Internet connection and uses more data.
Stop playing a video automatically. If you often fall asleep while watching a video, you
can have the video stop playing after a set amount of time. Open the Clock app and tap
Timer, then set the number of hours and minutes. Tap When Timer Ends and choose
Stop Playing, tap Set, then tap Start.
Watch on your Apple TV.
Open the TV app on Apple TV: The Watch Now section includes the shows and
movies youʼve been watching. You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on
iPhone and Apple TV.
AirPlay to Apple TV: Start playing the video on iPhone, then tap
information, see Stream audio and video to other devices.
. For more
Kong: Skull Island © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC, and
RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.
Videos
Watch videos
Use Videos to watch movies and TV shows on iPhone. In Videos, you can also purchase
movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store that can be played on your other devices
where youʼre signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
Videos has been replaced by the Apple TV app in some areas.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety
information.
Watch a movie or TV show. Tap the video in the list of videos.
Stream or download? If
appears on a video thumbnail, you can stream the video
over your Internet connection. Or, to download the video to iPhone and watch it when
youʼre offline, tap
in the video details.
To show only the videos that are downloaded to iPhone, go to Settings > Videos, then
turn off Show iTunes Purchases.
Watch other types of videos.
Music videos: Open the Music app.
Podcasts: Open the Podcasts app.
Videos you recorded with your iPhone camera: Open the Photos app.
Add videos to your library
Buy or rent videos from the iTunes Store. Tap Store In the Videos app. Or open the
iTunes Store on iPhone, then tap Movies or TV Shows. The iTunes Store isnʼt available in
all areas. See Find music, movies, TV shows, and more.
Transfer videos from your computer. Connect iPhone, then sync videos from iTunes on
your computer. See the Apple Support article Sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with
iTunes using USB.
Stream videos from your computer. To configure video streaming from your computer
to iPhone, turn on Home Sharing in iTunes on your computer. On iPhone, go to Settings >
Videos, then enter the Apple ID and password you use for Home Sharing on your
computer. Open Videos on iPhone, then tap Shared.
Convert a video for iPhone. If you try to sync a video from iTunes on your computer to
iPhone and a message says the video canʼt play on iPhone, you can convert the video.
Select the video in iTunes on your computer, then choose File > Convert > Create iPod or
iPhone Version. Then sync the converted video to iPhone.
Delete a video. Tap Edit in the upper right of your collection, then tap
on the video
thumbnail. If you donʼt see the Edit button, look for
on your video thumbnails—those
videos havenʼt been downloaded to iPhone, so you canʼt delete them. To delete an
individual episode of a series, tap the series, then swipe left on the episode in the
Episodes list.
Deleting a video from iPhone doesnʼt delete it from the iTunes library on your computer
or from your purchased videos in iCloud. You can sync the video or download it to iPhone
again later. If you donʼt want to sync a deleted video back to iPhone, set iTunes to not
sync the video.
Control playback
Kong: Skull Island is available on iTunes.
Play a video. Tap
Pause. Tap
Skip forward or go back. Touch and hold
or
, or drag the playhead forward or
back. To control the scrubbing speed, move your finger vertically as you drag the
playhead.
Skip to the next or previous chapter. Tap
or
. You can also press the center
button or equivalent on a compatible headset two times (skip to next) or three times (skip
to previous).
Scale the video to fill the screen or fit to the screen. Tap
or
, or double-tap the
video. If you donʼt see the scaling controls, your video already fits the screen perfectly.
Choose a different audio language. (Not available for all videos.) Tap
a language from the Audio list.
, then choose
Show subtitles or closed captions. (Not available for all videos.) Tap
See subtitles and closed captions for the deaf and hard of hearing. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning, then turn on Closed Captions + SDH. To
customize the appearance of subtitles and closed captions, tap Style and choose an
option.
Choose playback quality. Go to Settings > Videos. Below Playback Quality, tap Wi-Fi or
Cellular, then choose Best Available or Good.
Note: High-quality playback requires a faster Internet connection and uses more data.
Choose where to resume playback. Go to Settings > Videos, tap Start Playing, then
choose From Beginning or Where Left Off.
Stop playing a video automatically. If you often fall asleep while watching a video, you
can have the video stop playing after a set amount of time. Open the Clock app and tap
Timer, then set the number of hours and minutes. Tap When Timer Ends and choose
Stop Playing, tap Set, then tap Start.
Watch on your Apple TV.
Open the TV app on Apple TV: The Watch Now section includes the shows and
movies youʼve been watching. You must be signed in with the same Apple ID on
iPhone and Apple TV.
AirPlay to Apple TV: Start playing the video on iPhone, then tap
information, see Stream audio and video to other devices.
. For more
Kong: Skull Island © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Legendary Pictures Productions, LLC, and
RatPac-Dune Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved.
App Store
Find apps and games
Use the App Store to find, purchase, and download apps and games to iPhone.
Note: You need an Internet connection and an Apple ID to use the App Store. The
App Store isn't available in all areas.
Stay up with the latest. Tap Today to discover whatʼs happening in the world of apps.
The Today screen features tips and tricks, collections, exclusive premieres, and original
stories from App Store editors around the world.
Browse apps by category. Tap Apps, then scroll down to Top Categories and choose a
category—for example, Photo & Video, Entertainment, or Social Networking.
Browse games by category. Tap Games, then scroll down to Top Categories and
choose a category—for example, Action, Arcade, or Family.
Find a specific app. Tap Search, enter the name in the search field, then tap Search on
the keyboard.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Find apps by Apple.”
3D Touch. On the Home screen, press App Store, then tap Search. See 3D Touch.
Tell a friend about an app. View the app in the App Store, tap
—for example, Mail or Message. See Share from apps.
, then choose an option
Purchase, redeem, and download
Sign in with your Apple ID. If you aren't signed in with your Apple ID, the App Store asks
you to do so before you make a purchase. To view or edit your Apple ID, go to Go to
Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID. If you donʼt have an
Apple ID, you can create one at the time of purchase.
Buy and download an app. Tap the appʼs price, then tap Buy. If the app is free, tap Get,
then tap Install.
If you see
instead of a price, youʼve already purchased the app and you can download
it again without a charge. While the app is downloading or updating, its icon appears on
the Home screen with a progress indicator.
Your app updates automatically over Wi-Fi, so you can keep up with the latest
improvements and features. (To turn off automatic updates, go to Settings >
[your name] > iTunes & App Store, then turn off Updates.)
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Purchase [app name].”
3D Touch. To view your purchased items from the Home screen, press App Store,
then tap Purchased. See 3D Touch.
View and download your previous purchases. Tap Updates, tap your profile picture in
the upper right, then tap Purchased. To automatically download apps that you purchase
on other Apple devices, go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then turn on
Apps (below Automatic Downloads).
Limit downloads to Wi-Fi connections. To prevent App Store downloads from using
cellular data, go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then turn off Use
Cellular Data.
Approve purchases with Family Sharing. With Family Sharing set up, the family
organizer can review and approve purchases made by other family members under a
certain age. For more information, see Family Sharing.
View and download family membersʼ app purchases. With Family Sharing set up, you
can view and download apps purchased by your family members who choose to share
their purchases. Tap Updates, tap your profile picture in the upper right, then tap
Purchased and choose a family member to see their purchases. (Purchases made in an
app shared with Family Sharing may not be accessible after the family member leaves
the family group.)
Hide individual purchases. Using iTunes on a computer, family members can hide any
of their purchases so other family members canʼt view or download them.
Restrict in-app purchases. Many apps provide extra content or enhancements for a fee.
To prevent in-app purchases, go to Settings > General > Restrictions, make sure
Restrictions is enabled, then turn off In-App Purchases. You can also set other
restrictions, such as limiting app downloads by age ratings.
Give an app. View the app, tap
, then tap Gift (not available for all apps).
Give an iTunes gift certificate. Tap Updates, tap your profile picture in the upper right,
then tap Send Gift Card by Email.
Redeem a gift card or code. Tap Updates, tap your profile picture in the upper right,
then tap Redeem Gift Card or Code.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Redeem an iTunes Store gift card.”
3D Touch. On the Home screen, press App Store, then tap Redeem.
Create an iTunes Pass. Tap Updates, tap your profile picture in the upper right, tap
Redeem Gift Card or Code, then tap Get Started (below iTunes Pass). See the Apple
Support article About iTunes Pass.
iTunes Store
Find music, movies, TV shows, and more
Use the iTunes Store to add music, movies, TV shows, and ringtones to iPhone.
Note: You need an Internet connection and an Apple ID to use the iTunes Store. The
iTunes Store isnʼt available in all areas.
Browse by category or genre. Tap a category at the bottom of the screen (Music,
Movies, or TV Shows). To refine the list, tap Genres at the top of the screen.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Look for kidsʼ shows in iTunes.”
If you know what youʼre looking for, tap Search. You can tap a search term thatʼs
trending among other iTunes users, or enter info in the search field, then tap Search on
the keyboard.
3D Touch. To find songs, TV shows, and movies from the Home screen, press
iTunes Store, then tap Search. See 3D Touch.
Ask Siri to tag it. When you hear music playing around you, ask Siri “What song is
playing?” Siri tells you the name and artist of the song and gives you an easy way to
purchase it. The song is also tagged so you can preview or buy it later. To see your list of
tagged songs, tap Music, tap
, then tap Siri.
Preview a song or video. Tap it.
Add to your Wish List. To track a song you might want to buy later, add it to your Wish
List. View the song, tap , then tap Add to Wish List. To view your Wish List, tap
then tap Wish List.
Organize the tabs for quick access. To rearrange the tabs at the bottom of the screen,
tap More, tap Edit, then drag the icons. To replace an icon, drag an icon from the center
of the screen over the icon you want to replace. Tap Done.
Purchase, rent, or redeem
Sign in with your Apple ID. If you arenʼt signed in with your Apple ID, the iTunes Store
asks you to do so before you make a purchase. To view or edit your Apple ID, go to
Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then tap your Apple ID. If you donʼt have an
Apple ID, you can create one at the time of purchase.
Buy and download an item. Tap the itemʼs price, then tap Buy. If the item is free, tap
Get.
If you see
instead of a price, youʼve already purchased the item, and you can
download it again without a charge.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Purchase [song title] by [artist].”
3D Touch. To view your purchased items from the Home screen, press iTunes Store,
then tap Purchased. See 3D Touch.
View and download your previous purchases. Tap More, then tap Purchased. To
automatically download items that you purchased on other Apple devices, go to
Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then turn on Automatic Downloads.
Limit downloads to Wi-Fi connections. To prevent downloads from using cellular data,
go to Settings > [your name] > iTunes & App Store, then turn off Use Cellular Data.
See the progress of a download. Tap More, then tap Downloads.
Rent a movie. Tap the movieʼs rental price, then tap Rent. You can choose to stream the
movie to iPhone or download the movie to play when youʼre offline. To start or continue
the movie on another iOS device (iOS 10.3 or later), Apple TV (tvOS 10.3 or later), or Mac
(with iTunes 12.6 or later), make sure youʼre signed in to the iTunes Store with the same
Apple ID on each device.
You have 30 days to start watching a rented movie. After you start watching a movie, you
can play it as many times as you want during the 48-hour rental period. When the rental
period ends, the movie is deleted.
Note: Movie rentals and streaming arenʼt available in all areas or for all movies.
Approve purchases with Family Sharing. With Family Sharing set up, the family
organizer can review and approve purchases made by family members under a certain
age. For more information, see Family Sharing.
View and download family membersʼ purchases. With Family Sharing set up, you can
view and download songs, TV shows, and movies purchased by your family members.
Tap More, tap Purchased, then choose a family member.
Hide individual purchases. Using iTunes on a computer, family members can hide any
of their purchases so other family members canʼt view or download them.
Send a gift. To give an item, view it, tap , then tap Gift. To give an iTunes gift
certificate, tap a category (Music, Movies, or TV Shows), scroll to the bottom, then tap
Send Gift.
Redeem a gift card or code. Tap Music, scroll to the bottom, then tap Redeem.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Redeem an iTunes Store gift card.”
3D Touch. On the Home screen, press iTunes Store, then tap Redeem.
Create an iTunes Pass. Tap Music, scroll to the bottom, tap Redeem, then tap Get
Started (below iTunes Pass). See the Apple Support article About iTunes Pass.
iBooks
Get books
Get books from the iBooks Store. In iBooks, use the buttons at the bottom of the
screen to access the iBooks Store. Tap Featured to browse the latest releases, or Top
Charts to view the most popular. To find a specific book, tap Search.
3D Touch. To start a book search from the Home screen, press iBooks, then choose
the Search iBooks Store quick action. See 3D Touch.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Find books by [author name]”
“Find the Odyssey on iBooks”
Read a book
3D Touch. To open a book from the Home screen, press iBooks, then choose from
the menu of recently accessed books. See 3D Touch.
Open a book. Tap My Books at the bottom of the screen, then tap the book you want to
read. If you donʼt see it on the bookshelf, swipe left or right to see other collections.
Show the controls. Tap near the center of a page. Not all books have the same controls,
but some of the things you can do include searching, viewing the table of contents, and
bookmarking the page.
Close a book. Tap , or pinch the page.
Enlarge an image. Tap, or with some books double-tap, the image.
Read by columns. In books that support it, double-tap a column of text to zoom in, then
swipe up or to the left to move to the next column.
Go to a specific page. Use the page navigation controls at the bottom of the screen. Or
tap , enter a page number, then tap the page number in the search results.
Get a definition. Touch and hold a word, then tap Look Up. (Definitions arenʼt available
for all languages.)
Interact with multimedia. Some books have interactive elements, such as movies,
diagrams, presentations, galleries, and 3D objects. To interact with a multimedia object,
tap, swipe, or pinch it. To view an element full-screen, pinch open with two fingers. When
you finish, pinch it closed.
Bookmark a page of interest. Tap to add a bookmark; tap
see all your bookmarks, tap
, then tap Bookmarks.
again to remove it. To
Note: You donʼt need to add a bookmark to mark your place when you close a book—
your place is saved automatically.
See your bookmarks on all your devices. Go to Settings > iBooks, then turn on Sync
Bookmarks and Notes.
Remember the good parts. Some books let you add highlights and notes. To add a
highlight, touch and hold a word, then move your finger to draw the highlight. To add a
note, double-tap a word to select it, move the grab points to adjust the selection, then
tap Note.
To review your notes, tap
Notes.
for books that support study notes or tap
, then tap
Share the good parts. Tap some highlighted text, then tap . Or select text, then tap
Share. If the book is from the iBooks Store, a link to the book is included automatically.
(Sharing may not be available in all regions.)
Share a link to a book. Tap near the center of a page to display the controls, tap
then tap .
Change the way a book looks. Some books let you change the font, font size, and color
of the page. (Tap
.) You can also change justification and hyphenation in Settings >
iBooks. These settings apply to all books that support them.
Change the brightness. Tap
. If you donʼt see
, tap
first.
Dim the screen when itʼs dark. Turn on Auto-Night Theme to automatically change the
bookshelf, page color, and brightness when using iBooks in low-light conditions. (Not all
books support Auto-Night Theme.)
Use study notes and glossary terms
In books that support it, you can review all of your highlights and notes as study cards.
See all your notes. Tap . Search your notes, or tap a chapter to see notes you made in
that chapter. To see your notes on your other devices, go to Settings > iBooks, then turn
on Sync Bookmarks and Notes.
Delete notes. Tap Select, select some notes, then tap
Share notes. Tap Select, select some notes, then tap
Review your notes as study cards. Tap Study Cards. Swipe to move between cards.
Tap Flip Card to see its back.
Shuffle your study cards. Tap Study Cards, tap Options, then turn on Shuffle.
Add glossary terms to your study cards. If a book includes a glossary, tap Study
Cards, tap Options, then select Glossary Terms to include those words in your study
cards.
Listen to an audiobook
Open an audiobook. Audiobooks are identified by a
on the cover. Tap the book you
want to listen to. If you donʼt see it in the library, swipe left or right to view other
collections.
Skip farther forward or back. Touch and hold the arrows, or slide and hold the book
cover. To change the number of seconds that skipping moves, go to Settings > iBooks.
Speed it up, or slow it down. Tap the playback speed in the lower-right corner, then
choose a different speed. 1x is normal speed, 0.75x is three-quarters speed, and so on.
Set a sleep timer. Before starting playback, tap
Go to a chapter. Tap
, then choose a duration.
, then tap a chapter. (Some books donʼt define chapter markers.)
Go to a specific time. Drag the playhead, located underneath the book cover. Where
you started listening during this session is marked with a small circle on the timeline. Tap
the mark to jump to that spot.
Download an audiobook previously purchased from the iBooks Store. You can
download an audiobook again from the Purchased list in the iBooks Store anytime, free of
charge.
Organize books
View books by title or by cover. Tap
or
View only audiobooks or PDFs. Tap the name of the current collection (at the top of the
screen), then choose PDFs or Audiobooks.
Organize your books with collections. Tap Select, then select some books and tap
Move.
Create or edit collections. Tap the name of the current collection (at the top of the
screen). Some built-in collections, such as PDFs, canʼt be renamed or deleted. You can
sync your collections with your other devices in Settings > iBooks.
Rearrange books. While viewing books by cover, touch and hold a cover, then drag it to
a new location. While viewing books by title, sort the list using the buttons at the top of
the screen. The All Books collection is automatically arranged for you; switch to another
collection if you want to manually arrange your books.
Search for a book. Pull down to reveal the Search field at the top of the screen.
Searching looks for the title and the authorʼs name.
Remove books. Tap Select, select some books, tap Delete, then choose an option.
Hide books you havenʼt downloaded. If you see
on a cover or next to a title, you can
download the book again without charge. To remove from view the books that arenʼt
downloaded, tap the name of the current collection (at the top of the screen), then turn
on Hide iCloud Books.
3D Touch. To see how far along you are in a book and other info, press a bookʼs
cover. If itʼs an audiobook, youʼll see the listening time remaining. See 3D Touch.
Read PDF documents
Add a PDF email attachment to iBooks. Open the email message, touch and hold the
PDF attachment in the message, then tap Copy to iBooks. Or, tap the PDF attachment to
open it, tap , then tap Copy to iBooks.
Print a PDF document. With the document open, tap
about AirPrint, see AirPrint.
, then choose Print. For more
Mark up a PDF document. Tap , then use the drawing and annotation tools. (Tap near
the center of a page if you donʼt see .) For more information, see Use Markup.
Email a PDF document. With the document open, tap
, then choose Mail.
Access your entire library in iCloud
You can store your PDF files and other books in iCloud and access them on your other
devices.
Turn on iCloud for iBooks. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > iBooks.
After you turn on iCloud for iBooks, whenever you add a PDF file (or a book that doesnʼt
come from the iBooks Store) to iBooks, the document is uploaded to iCloud. The
document is also added to your other devices where youʼve turned on iCloud for iBooks
and youʼre signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID.
Note: The books in your Purchased list in the iBooks Store are available anytime and
donʼt count against your available iCloud storage space.
Health
Health overview
The Health app gathers your health and fitness information and provides a clear overview
of your health. It shows data from other apps and devices, such as Apple Watch, all in
one place. With Health, you can sign up to be an organ donor, save health records to
iPhone, and share your data with family members and healthcare providers. And, Health
can display important contacts and medical information on the iPhone Lock screen for
emergency responders.
WARNING: iPhone, Apple Watch, and the Health app arenʼt medical devices. See
Important safety information.
Explore the health and fitness categories. Tap each of the four categories—Activity,
Mindfulness, Nutrition, and Sleep—for introductory videos and recommended apps to
help you get started.
Add your profile. Tap
to provide basic information, such as your date of birth and
sex, for setting up health and fitness apps.
View a summary of your daily progress. Tap Today to see your stats for the day. To
view your data from another day, tap a different date on the calendar.
3D Touch. To quickly view your daily progress from the Home screen, press Health,
then tap Today. See 3D Touch.
Get started
Health automatically counts your steps and walking and running distances. To gather
additional health and fitness data, you can use other apps (such as nutrition and fitness
apps) and devices (such as blood pressure monitors, weight scales, and glucose
monitors) that are compatible with Health.
Install third-party apps. Tap a category (such as Activity), tap a subcategory (such as
Active Energy), then scroll down to Recommended Apps. Tap a recommended app to
download it from the App Store. After you install and set up the app, you can choose to
share data with Health.
View your sleep history. If you set up Bedtime in the Clock app or a third-party app,
Health displays your sleep history. To view your sleep history in Health, tap Health Data,
then tap Sleep.
Collect data from Apple Watch. After you pair Apple Watch with your iPhone, data is
automatically sent to Health. To view your move, exercise, and stand data and goals, tap
Health Data, then tap Activity. To view heart rate data, tap Health Data, tap Vitals, then
tap Heart Rate.
Collect data from another device. Follow the setup instructions for the device. If itʼs a
Bluetooth device, you need to pair it with iPhone. See Connect Bluetooth devices.
View and manage a data type. Tap Health Data, then tap the data type. For example,
tap Activity, then tap Steps.
View your progress over time: Tap the D (day), W (week), M (month), or Y (year) tab.
Move a data type to the top of the Today screen: Turn on Add to Favorites.
Manually enter data: Tap
in the top-right corner of the screen.
Delete data: Tap Show All Data, swipe left on a data record, then tap Delete. To
delete all data, tap Edit, then tap Delete All.
View apps and devices allowed to share data: Tap Data Sources & Access.
Search for a data type. Tap Health Data, then swipe down to reveal the search field.
Share health and fitness data
You can control how the Health app shares your health and fitness data with other apps
and devices. For example, if your healthcare provider offers an app that sends your vital
signs to your doctor, you can install the app and allow Health to share specific data (such
as blood glucose or activity).
Control the sharing of data. Tap Sources to see the apps and devices you allow to read
or write data. To change your sharing options, tap the device or app.
Export all your health data. Tap Health Data, tap , then tap Export Health Data. Your
data is exported in XML format, a common format for sharing data between apps.
Create a Medical ID
In Health, you can create a Medical ID, which contains your critical contact and medical
information, such as medications and allergies. When they tap Emergency then tap
Medical ID from the Lock screen, emergency responders (and anyone else with physical
access to your iPhone) can view your Medical ID without entering a passcode.
Set up your Medical ID. Tap Medical ID, then tap Create Medical ID.
Review or change your Medical ID. Tap Medical ID. To make changes, tap Edit.
3D Touch. To quickly view your Medical ID from the Home screen, press Health, then
tap Medical ID. See 3D Touch.
Prevent viewing from the Lock screen. Tap Medical ID, tap Edit, tap Edit Medical ID,
then turn off Show When Locked.
View your Medical ID from the Lock screen. You can see how your Medical ID appears
to emergency responders.
iPhone X: Press and hold the side button and either volume button until the sliders
appear, then drag the slider for Medical ID. When you are finished, tap Done. The
next time you unlock iPhone, your passcode is is required to enable Face ID again.
Other models: Wake iPhone and press the Home button without using a finger set up
in Touch ID. On the Lock screen, tap Emergency, then tap Medical ID.
Register as an organ, eye, or tissue donor (U.S. only)
A single donor can save as many as eight lives. In Health, you can register to be an organ,
eye, or tissue donor with Donate Life America. After you register, your Medical ID
indicates that you're registered with Donate Life America.
Learn about organ donation. Tap Medical ID, scroll down to Organ Donation, then tap
Learn More for an overview of organ donation and Donate Life America.
Register with Donate Life America. Tap Medical ID, scroll down to Organ Donation,
then tap Sign Up with Donate Life.
View or edit your registration information. Tap Medical ID, scroll down to Organ
Donation, then tap Edit.
Add optional donation preferences: Scroll down and tap Edit Donation Preferences.
This takes you to your Donate Life America profile page, where you can opt in to
research and education, and specify restrictions on certain organs.
Remove your registration: Tap Remove Me.
Manage health records
A health record typically contains patient information such as medications,
immunizations, lab results, and more. If you receive a health record as a CCD file in ZIP or
XML format, you can store it in Health. You can also share it with other healthcare
providers and family members.
Import a health record. After you receive a health record—via a message in Mail or
Messages, a website on Safari, or AirDrop—tap , then tap Add to Health.
View and manage your health records. In Health, tap Health Data, then tap Health
Records.
Share a health record: Tap the health record, tap
, then choose a sharing option.
Delete a health record: Tap Show All Records, swipe left on the health record, then
tap Delete.
Wallet
Wallet overview
Use Wallet to keep cards and passes in one place for easy access:
Cards for Apple Pay: (Not available in all areas) Apple Pay Cash, credit, debit, store,
and prepaid cards
Passes: Boarding passes, movie tickets, coupons, reward cards, and more
(The Apple Pay Cash card is available only in the U.S.)
Apple Pay
Set up Apple Pay
On supported devices, use Apple Pay (not available in all areas) to make secure
payments in stores, in apps, and on websites that support Apple Pay. You can also send
and receive money in Messages. Using Apple Pay can be simpler than using a physical
card, and safer too.
(The Apple Pay Cash card is available only in the U.S.)
Not all Apple Pay features are available in all areas. For information, go to the Apple Pay
website.
Add a credit or debit card. In Wallet, tap
your Apple ID.
. You may be asked to sign in to iCloud with
Add a new card: Position iPhone so that your card appears in the frame or enter the
card details manually.
Add your previous cards: Select the card associated with your Apple ID, Apple Pay
cards on your other devices, or cards that youʼve removed. Tap Continue, then enter
the CVV number of each card.
The card issuer determines whether your card is eligible for Apple Pay, and may ask you
for additional information to complete the verification process.
Apple Pay Cash (U.S. only)
When you receive money in Messages, itʼs added to your Apple Pay Cash card in Wallet.
You can use Apple Pay Cash right away to make purchases using Apple Pay in stores, in
apps, and on the web. You can also transfer your Apple Pay Cash balance to your bank
account.
Set up Apple Pay Cash. Go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay, then turn on Apple Pay
Cash.
Use Apple Pay Cash.
Send and receive money with Apple Pay (U.S. only)
Pay at a store
Pay in apps or on the web
Manage your Apple Pay Cash. Tap the Apple Pay Cash card, then tap
. You can:
Add money from a debit card in Wallet.
Transfer money from your Apple Pay Cash balance to your bank account.
Tap Transactions to view your transaction history and details (including comments
sent with payments), manually accept or reject individual payments, and request a
statement.
Choose to manually or automatically accept all payments.
See your PIN.
Verify your identity for account servicing and the full benefits of Apple Pay Cash.
Contact Apple support.
Apple Pay Cash and sending and receiving payments through Apple Pay are services provided by Green Dot
Bank, member FDIC.
Pay at a store
You can use Apple Pay at many contactless readers. Look for a symbol indicating that the
store accepts Apple Pay, including the following:
In Japan, contactless readers may also display the following symbols:
Pay using your default card.
iPhone X: Double-click the side button, then glance at iPhone to approve with Face ID
or enter your passcode.
Other models: Place your finger on Touch ID or enter your passcode.
Position the top edge of iPhone about an inch (2.5 cm) from the symbol on the reader,
until iPhone vibrates. A checkmark on the screen and an audible beep confirm that the
payment information has been sent.
Tip: You can also access your default card by pressing the Wallet icon on the Home
screen. Or, add Wallet to Control Center.
Use another card. When the default card appears, tap it to display all your cards, then
tap the card you want to use.
Tip: When you use Apple Pay at some locations, you may receive a notification that
allows you to easily add a rewards card for that merchant.
Set up a store card for Automatic Selection. To automatically use a store card (rather
than the default card) with the associated merchant, tap the store card, tap , then turn
on Automatic Selection.
Use Apple Pay at stores in Japan. You must have a model that supports Apple Pay in
Japan and a card issued by a bank in Japan. Tell the cashier what type of card you are
using (visible on the front of your card in Wallet) before completing the payment.
Note: If you have Location Services turned on, the location of your iPhone at the time
you make a purchase may be sent to Apple and the card issuer to help prevent fraud. See
Location Services.
Pay in apps or on the web
When shopping in an app or on the web in Safari, look for the Buy with Apple Pay button
or the Apple Pay payment option.
Pay in an app or on the web. During checkout, tap the Apple Pay or Buy with Apple Pay
button, then review the payment information. Make any changes to the shipping and
billing information, or choose a different card. Then authorize the payment:
iPhone X: Double-click the side button, then glance at iPhone to approve with Face ID
or enter your passcode.
Other models: Use Touch ID or enter your passcode.
Shop on your Mac and pay on iPhone. Using the Safari web browser on your Mac, you
can shop and begin checkout on websites that support Apple Pay, then complete the
payment with Apple Pay on your iPhone.
Sign in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on both devices.
Turn on Bluetooth on both devices.
Ensure that iPhone is nearby and connected to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
Check out on your Mac, choose the Apple Pay payment option, then review the
payment information. Make any changes to the shipping and billing information, or
choose a different card. Then on iPhone, review the payment summary and authorize
the payment.
If you donʼt want to use Apple Pay on your iPhone to confirm payments on your Mac, go
to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay, then turn off Allow Payments on Mac.
View card activity and manage cards
View a card. Tap a card in the Wallet stack. The last transaction may appear.
View and manage card information. Tap
. You can:
Tap Transactions to view your recent transactions. To hide this information, turn off
Transaction History. To view all your Apple Pay activity, see the statement from your
card issuer.
Note: The authorized amount may differ from the amount of the payment charged to
your account. For example, a gas station may request an authorization of $99, even
though you only pump $25 worth of gasoline. To see the final charges, see your card
statement, which includes all Apple Pay transactions.
View the last four digits of the card number and Device Account Number—the
number transmitted to the merchant.
Change the billing address.
Remove the card from Wallet.
Set your default card. The first card you add to Wallet becomes your default card for
payments. To set a different card as the default, touch and hold the card in Wallet, then
drag it to the front of the stack.
Specify the shipping address and contact information for purchases. Go to
Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay.
Prevent cards from appearing when you double-click. Go to Settings > Wallet &
Apple Pay.
iPhone X: Turn off Double-Click Side Button.
Other models: Turn off Double-Click Home Button.
If your iPhone is lost or stolen. If you enabled Find My iPhone, use it to help locate and
secure your iPhone. You can also suspend or remove the ability to make purchases using
your cards in Apple Pay:
On a Mac or PC: Sign in to iCloud.com using your Apple ID, click Settings, click the
lost iPhone in the My Devices section, then click Remove in the Apple Pay section.
On another iOS device: Go to Settings > [your name], tap the lost iPhone, then tap
Remove All Cards (below Apple Pay).
You can also call the issuers of your cards.
Note: If you sign out of iCloud in Settings > [your name], all your credit and debit cards
for Apple Pay are removed from iPhone. You can add the cards again the next time you
sign in to iCloud.
Suica (Japan only)
On models that support Apple Pay in Japan, use Suica with Apple Pay for transit and in
stores wherever Suica is accepted. If you already have a Suica card, transfer your card
balance and commuter pass from your Suica card to iPhone. Or, get a new Suica using
the Suica iOS app.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Using Suica on iPhone or
Apple Watch in Japan.
Passes
Add a pass.
From an app, email, message, or website: Tap the pass or the link, then tap Add to
Wallet.
From a barcode: If you donʼt have any passes in Wallet, tap Scan Code. Otherwise,
scroll down, tap Edit Passes, then tap Scan Code. Position iPhone so that the code
appears in the frame.
Use a pass. If an alert for a pass appears on the Lock screen, swipe up to open Wallet
and display the pass, then present the barcode to the reader. If thereʼs no alert showing,
open Wallet, select the pass, then present the barcode to the reader.
View and manage pass information. Tap the pass, then tap
. You can:
Turn off automatic updates.
Prevent the pass from automatically appearing on the Lock screen based on time or
location.
Share the pass using Mail, Messages, or AirDrop.
Remove the pass.
The pass provider may also show information such as the associated app, usage details,
and terms and conditions.
Display a pass based on location. A pass can appear on the Lock screen when you
wake iPhone at the right time and place—for example, when you reach the airport for a
flight youʼre taking. Make sure Location Services is turned on in Settings > Privacy >
Location Services. Then on the pass, tap , and turn on Suggest on Lock Screen.
Prevent passes from appearing on the Lock screen. Go to Settings > Wallet &
Apple Pay, then turn off Double-Click Side Button (iPhone X) or Double-Click Home
Button (other models). To prevent a specific pass from appearing on the Lock screen, tap
the pass, tap , then turn off Suggest on Lock Screen.
Rearrange passes. Drag a pass in the stack to move it to a new location. The pass order
is updated on all your devices (iOS 7 or later).
Set notification options. Go to Settings > Notifications > Wallet.
Sync your passes on your other iOS devices. Go to Settings, then sign in to iCloud with
the same Apple ID on all your devices.
Note: This setting applies only to passes in Wallet, not to Apple Pay credit and debit
cards.
FaceTime
Make and answer calls
Use FaceTime to make video or audio calls to someone whoʼs also using an iOS device or
a Mac. With the front-facing camera, you can talk face-to-face; switch to the rear iPhone
camera to share what you see around you. To capture a special moment of your
conversation, take a FaceTime Live Photo, which takes a still and records a brief video of
the moment.
Note: FaceTime may not be available in all areas.
With a Wi-Fi connection and an Apple ID, you can make and receive FaceTime calls (first
sign in using your Apple ID, or create a new account). You can also make FaceTime calls
over a cellular data connection, which may incur additional charges. To turn off this
feature, go to Settings > Cellular. For more information about cellular usage and settings,
see Cellular data settings.
Set up FaceTime. Make sure FaceTime is turned on in Settings > FaceTime. You can also
specify a phone number, Apple ID, or email address to use with FaceTime and set your
caller ID.
Make a FaceTime call. Tap FaceTime, then type the name or number you want to call in
the entry field at the top. Tap
to make a video call, or tap
to make a FaceTime
audio call. Or tap
to open Contacts and start your call from there.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Make a FaceTime call.”
3D Touch. To quickly call or send a message to a recent contact, press a contact in
your list of FaceTime calls, then choose a quick action. See 3D Touch.
Take a FaceTime Live Photo. To save a moment of your call, tap
(make sure
FaceTime Live Photos is turned on in Settings > FaceTime). The camera captures what
happens just before and after you take the photo, including the audio, so you can see
and hear it later just the way it happened. The photo is added to the Camera Roll album
or, if you use iCloud Photo Library, in the All Photos album in the Photos app. See Take
photos.
Leave a message. If no one answers your call, tap Leave a Message. You can also
choose to cancel the call or try calling back.
Want to call again? Tap FaceTime to see your call history on the screen. Tap Audio or
Video to refine your search, then tap a name or number to call again. Tap
to open the
name or number in Contacts.
Canʼt take a call right now? When a FaceTime call comes in, you can answer or choose
another option.
See the whole gang. Rotate iPhone to use FaceTime in landscape orientation. To avoid
unwanted orientation changes, lock iPhone in portrait orientation. See Change the screen
orientation.
Manage FaceTime calls
Multitask during a call. Go to the Home screen, then tap an app icon. You can still talk
with your friend, but you canʼt see each other. To return to the video, tap the green bar at
the top of the screen.
Juggle calls. If another call comes in while youʼre on a FaceTime call, you can end the
first call and answer the incoming call, decline the incoming call, or reply with a text
message. You can use call waiting with FaceTime audio calls only.
Use call waiting for audio calls. If youʼre on a FaceTime audio call and another call
comes in—either a phone call or another FaceTime audio call—you can decline the call,
end the first call and accept the new one, or put the first call on hold and respond to the
new call.
Block unwanted callers. Go to Settings > FaceTime > Blocked > Add New. You wonʼt
receive voice calls, FaceTime calls, or text messages from blocked callers. For more
information about blocking calls, see the Apple Support article Block calls and block or
filter messages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Delete a call from call history. Tap FaceTime to see your call history. Swipe a call to the
left, then tap Delete.
Podcasts
Get podcasts
Use the Podcasts app to find and listen to your favorite podcasts.
Podcasts are free shows that are similar to radio or TV shows. Some podcasts are
individual episodes; some are series. You can stream a podcast over your Internet
connection, or you can download it to iPhone to play when youʼre offline.
Discover podcasts. Tap Browse to see Featured podcasts or Top Charts. You can also
browse by content providers or categories.
Search for podcasts and episodes. Tap Search, then type the name of a podcast or
episode.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Play ‘Freakonomics Radioʼ podcast”
Subscribe to a podcast. Get new episodes as theyʼre released. Tap the podcast, then
tap Subscribe.
See your subscribed podcasts.
Podcasts with new episodes and episodes you havenʼt finished: Tap Listen Now.
All podcasts: Tap Library.
Add an episode to your library. For podcasts that you havenʼt subscribed to, tap
next to an episode.
Play an episode. Tap the episode, then tap . If the episode isnʼt downloaded, itʼs
streamed to iPhone. To download the episode so you can play it when youʼre offline, tap
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Play podcasts”
Resume playing an episode. Tap Listen now. Episodes you havenʼt finished are near the
top of the list.
Sync your podcast subscriptions on all your devices. Go to Settings > Podcasts, then
turn on Sync Podcasts.
Control playback
Show the playback controls. While playing an episode, tap the player near the bottom
of the screen. Swipe up to see the sleep timer and sharing options. Swipe down to hide
the playback controls.
Play. Tap
Pause. Tap
Skip 15 seconds forward or back within the episode. Tap a circular arrow.
Skip forward or back with greater accuracy. Drag the playhead forward or back. To
control the scrubbing speed, move your finger vertically as you drag the playhead.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Skip back 15 seconds”
“Skip to the next episode”
Add the episode to the Up Next queue. Tap
the Up Next Queue, swipe up.
, then tap Play Next or Play Later. To see
Get more info about an episode. Swipe up, then tap Episode Notes.
Stream the podcast to another device. Tap , then choose a device. For more
information, see Stream audio and video to other devices.
Control playback with Apple EarPods.
Pause: Press the center button. Press again to resume playback.
Skip to the next episode: Press the center button twice quickly.
Return to the previous episode: Press the center button three times quickly.
Fast-forward: Press the center button twice quickly, then hold.
Rewind: Press the center button three times quickly, then hold.
Summon Siri: Press and hold the center button. See Siri and apps.
Manage your library
Tap Library to see your subscribed podcasts and downloaded episodes.
Search your library. In the Search tab, type the name of a podcast or episode, tap Your
Library, then tap Search.
Browse for more episodes of a podcast. Tap Library, tap the podcast, then tap
Available Episodes.
Share an episode or a podcast. Tap the episode or podcast, tap
choose a sharing option.
, tap
, then
Change the settings of a subscribed podcast. Tap the podcast, tap
, then tap
Settings. You can set options for notifications, the order in which episodes are played,
downloading episodes, and more.
Change the default download settings for all subscribed podcasts. Go to Settings >
Podcasts > Download Episodes.
Choose how frequently Podcasts checks your subscriptions for new episodes. Go
to Settings > Podcasts > Refresh Every, then choose an option.
Limit downloads to Wi-Fi connections. To prevent podcast downloads from using
cellular data, go to Settings > Podcasts, then turn on Only Download on Wi-Fi.
Delete an episode. Tap Library, tap Episodes, swipe left on the episode, then tap Delete.
Remove a download. Tap Library, tap Downloaded, and swipe left on an episode, then
tap Remove.
Unsubscribe from a podcast. Tap the podcast, tap
, then tap Unsubscribe.
Calculator
Use the standard calculator for basic arithmetic functions or the scientific calculator for
exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
Tip: To quickly access Calculator, open Control Center.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Whatʼs 74 times 9?”
“Whatʼs 18 percent of 225?”
Delete the last digit. Swipe left on Calculatorʼs display.
Clear the last entry. Tap the Clear (C) key.
Clear the calculation results. Tap the All Clear (AC) key.
Use the scientific calculator. Rotate iPhone to landscape orientation.
Files
View files and folders
Files brings all your documents, presentations, spreadsheets, images, and other files
together so that you can browse, search, and organize them in one place, including files
in iCloud Drive and other cloud storage providers like Box and Dropbox.
View recent files and folders. Tap Recents at the bottom of the screen.
3D Touch. To see recent files from the Home screen, press Files. See 3D Touch.
Browse files and folders. Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen, then tap an item
below Locations, Favorites, or Tags. To open a folder, tap it. (For information about
marking folders and files as favorites or adding tags, see Organize files and folders.)
Open a file. Tap it. If you havenʼt installed the app that created the file, a preview of the
file opens in Quick Look.
Change to list view or icon view. From an open location or folder, drag down from the
center of the screen, then tap .
Change how files and folders are sorted. From an open location or folder, drag down
from the center of the screen, tap “Sorted by,” then choose an option: Name, Date, Size,
or Tags.
Find a specific file or folder. Enter the name in the search field.
Hide the keyboard and see more results on the screen: Tap Search.
Start a new search: Tap
in the search field.
Open a result: Tap it.
Add a cloud storage service. Download the app from the App Store, then open the app
and follow the onscreen instructions. Open Files, tap More Locations (below Locations in
the Browse sidebar), then turn on the service.
Rearrange the Browse screen. Tap Browse at the bottom of the screen, then tap Edit at
the top of the screen.
Hide a location: Turn it off.
Remove an item from the Favorites list: Tap
Delete a tag and remove it from all items: Tap
Change the order of an item: Touch
next to the item.
next to the tag.
, then drag it to a new position.
Organize files and folders
To keep yourself better organized, use Files to create folders and move files between
them.
Create a folder. Open a folder, drag down from the center of the screen, then tap
you donʼt see the New Folder button, you canʼt create a folder in that location.)
. (If
Copy, duplicate, rename, move, or delete a file or a folder. Touch and hold the file or
folder, then choose an option.
To duplicate, move, or delete multiple files or folders, tap Select, tap your selections,
then tap an option at the bottom of the screen.
Some options may not be available depending on whatʼs selected; for example, you canʼt
delete an app library (a folder labeled with the app name).
Move a file or a folder with drag and drop. Touch and hold an item until it lifts up, then
drag and drop it into a different folder or location. As you drag,
appears wherever you
can drop the item. To move multiple items, touch and hold an item, drag it slightly, then
continue holding it while you tap additional items with another finger. To open a folder or
location while touching and holding a selection, tap the folder or location with another
finger.
Note: You canʼt move an app library, which looks like a folder labeled with the app name.
Share a file. Touch and hold the file, then tap Share to do things like send a copy of a file
or, with iCloud Drive, allow others to view or edit it.
Tag a file or folder. Touch and hold the file or folder, tap Tags, then tap one or more
tags. To remove a tag, tap it again. When finished, tap Done. You can locate tagged items
quickly in the Browse sidebar.
Mark a folder as a Favorite. Touch and hold the folder, then tap Favorite from the menu
that appears. You can locate favorite folders quickly in the Browse sidebar.
Use iCloud Drive
iCloud Drive is built into the Files app, so you can easily store files there and access them
from all your devices. You can also invite others to collaborate with you on files in
iCloud Drive, by giving them permission to edit or view the files.
You can use iCloud Drive on iOS devices (iOS 8 or later), Mac computers (OS X 10.10 or
later), and PCs (iCloud for Windows 5 or later or Windows 7 or later). To access
iCloud Drive, you must be signed in to iCloud using your Apple ID. Storage limits are
subject to your iCloud storage plan.
Set up iCloud Drive. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on iCloud Drive.
Choose which apps use iCloud Drive. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud. Below the
control showing that iCloud Drive is turned on, a list shows which apps support
iCloud Drive. Turn each app on or off.
Open a file in another app. Touch and hold a file in iCloud Drive, tap Share from the
menu that appears, then choose an option.
Invite others to edit or view a file. Touch and hold a file in iCloud Drive, tap Share, tap
Add People, then do one of the following:
Give exclusive permission to view and make changes to the file: Tap a method for
sending a link to the file, enter any other requested information, then send or post the
invitation. Only the people you invite can access the file, which they can edit and
print. People donʼt need to have an Apple ID before you invite them, but they need to
create one before they can open your shared file.
Choose permission and access options: Tap Share Options, make any access and
permission changes, then tap Add People (at the top of the screen). Tap a method for
sending a link to the file, enter any other requested information, then send or post the
invitation. Share Options allow you to grant access to:
Only people you invite: Only people who sign in to iCloud with an Apple ID can
open the file. People donʼt need to have an Apple ID before you invite them, but
they need to create one before they can open your shared file.
Anyone with the link: Anyone who has the link to the shared file can tap or click
the link to open the file.
Share Options also allow you to set what others can do:
Can make changes: People can edit and print the shared file.
View only: People can view and print the shared file but not edit it.
When you allow people to edit a file, everyoneʼs changes are updated automatically.
If you donʼt see Add People, the document may be owned by someone else who shared it
with you. Tap Show People to see the ownerʼs name.
Important: When you share a file on iCloud Drive, a link to the file (which includes its
title) is created on iCloud. If the title or content of the file is confidential, be sure to ask
recipients not to forward the link to anyone else.
Invite more people to view or edit a file. If youʼre the owner of a shared file whose
access is set to “Only people you invite,” you can invite more people. Touch and hold the
file, tap Share, tap Show People, tap Add People, tap a method for sending a link to the
file, enter any other requested information, then send or post the invitation.
Note: If youʼre the owner of the shared file and you move it to another folder or location,
the link is broken and people lose access to the file.
Send a link to more people. If your file access is set to “Anyone with the link,” you can
give new people access to the file by sending them the file link. Touch and hold the file,
tap Share, tap Show People, tap Send Link, tap a method for sending the link, enter any
other requested information, then send or post the invitation.
Change access for everyone. If youʼre the owner of the file, you can change its access
at any time, but anyone you shared the link with is affected. Touch and hold the file, tap
Share, tap Share Options, then tap the access setting you want.
If you change the setting from “Only people you invite” to “Anyone with the link,” the
people you originally invited can still open the file, along with anyone else who has the
link. They donʼt need to sign in to iCloud with the email address or phone number you
used to send the link. If you change the setting from “Anyone with the link” to “Only
people you invite,” the original link no longer works for anyone. Only people who receive
an invitation from you can open the file, and they must sign in to iCloud with an Apple ID.
Change permission for everyone. If youʼre the owner of a shared file with access set to
“Only people you invite,” you can quickly change everyone's permission. Touch and hold
the file, tap Share, tap Share Options, then tap the permission setting you want.
Anyone who has the file open when you change the permission sees an alert. New
settings take effect when they dismiss the alert.
Change permission or remove access for one participant. If youʼre the owner of a
shared file with access set to “Only people you invite,” you can change the permission for
an individual without affecting the permission of others. You can also remove their
access to the file. Touch and hold the file, tap Share, tap Show People, tap the personʼs
name, then tap an option.
Stop sharing a file. If youʼre the owner of a shared file, you can stop sharing it, to
prevent anyone from viewing or editing it. Touch and hold the file, tap Share, tap Show
People, then tap Stop Sharing.
Anyone who has the file open when you stop sharing sees an alert. The file closes when
the alert is dismissed, and the file is removed from the participantsʼ iCloud Drive. The link
to the file no longer works. If you later share the file again and set the access to “Anyone
with the link,” the original link will work. If the access is set to “Only people you invite,”
the original link will work again only for people you reinvite to share the file.
Compass
Use Compass (located in the Extras folder) to find a direction, see your latitude,
longitude, and elevation, and find level or match a slope.
3D Touch. To quickly access Compass, tap Extras on the Home screen, press
Compass, then choose the Compass quick action. See 3D Touch.
See your location. To see your current location, go to Settings > Privacy > Location
Services, then turn on Location Services and Compass. For more about Location
Services, see Location Services.
See your location in Maps. Tap the coordinates at the bottom of the screen to open
Maps and display your location.
Stay on course. Tap the screen to lock in the current heading, then watch for a red band
to see if youʼre off course.
Important: The accuracy of the compass can be affected by magnetic or environmental
interference; even the magnets in the iPhone earbuds can cause a deviation. Use the
digital compass only for basic navigation assistance. Donʼt rely on it to determine precise
location, proximity, distance, or direction.
Show the level. Swipe left on the Compass screen.
Quickly access the level from the Home screen. Tap Extras on the Home screen, press
Compass, then choose the Level quick action. See 3D Touch.
Hang it straight. Hold iPhone against a picture frame or other object, then rotate them
until you see green. For true level, the deviation is displayed on a black background. If
the background is red (indicating relative slope), tap the screen to change it to black.
Match that slope. Hold iPhone against the surface you want to match, then tap the
screen to capture the slope. The slope you seek is shown in black, with the deviation
shown in red. Tap again to return to standard level.
Contacts
Manage contacts
The Contacts app is located in the Extras folder. With Contacts, you can view and edit
your contacts lists from personal, business, and other accounts. You can also create
contacts and set up a contact card with your own information.
Create a new contact. Tap
iPhone automatically suggests new contacts from messages you receive in Mail and
invitations in Calendar, and from other apps. To turn this feature off, go to Settings >
Contacts > Siri & Search, then turn off Find Contacts in Other Apps.
3D Touch. To create a contact from the Home screen, tap Extras, press Contacts,
then choose the Create New Contact quick action. See 3D Touch.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Whatʼs my brotherʼs work address?”
“Sarah Castelblanco is my sister”
“Send a message to my sister”
Allow calls or texts from a contact to override Do Not Disturb. Tap the contact, tap
Edit, tap Ringtone or Text Tone, then turn on Emergency Bypass.
Find a contact. Tap the search field at the top of the contacts list, then enter your
search. You can also search your contacts using Search (see Search).
Quickly reach a contact. Tap one of the buttons under the contactʼs name to start a
message, call, video call, or email. To change the default contact method (for a call, for
example), touch and hold the call button, then tap a phone number.
If you use a third-party app to make video or audio calls, send messages, or send email,
you may be able to set that app as the default.
Change how your contacts are sorted and displayed. Go to Settings > Contacts.
Share a contact. Tap a contact, then tap Share Contact. See Share from apps. Sharing a
contact shares all the info from the contactʼs card.
Assign a photo to a contact. Tap a contact, tap Edit, then tap “add photo.” You can take
a photo or add one from the Photos app.
Change a label. If a field has the wrong label, such as Home instead of Work, tap Edit.
Then tap the label and choose one from the list, or tap Add Custom Label to create one
of your own.
Add your friendsʼ social profiles. While viewing a contact, tap Edit, then tap “add social
profile.”
Delete a contact. Go to the contactʼs card, then tap Edit. Scroll down, then tap Delete
Contact.
Add your contact info
iPhone uses your Apple ID to create your My Card, but you may need to provide your
contact information to complete it.
Complete your My Card. Open Contacts, tap My Card at the top of your contacts list,
then tap Edit. Contacts suggests addresses and phone numbers to help you set up your
My Card.
If there is no My Card, tap , then enter your information. To create a My Card with this
information, go to Settings > Contacts, tap My Info, then tap your name in the Contacts
list.
Edit your My Card. In Contacts, tap My Card at the top of your contacts list, then tap
Edit.
Create or edit your Medical ID. Go to your My Card, tap Edit, then scroll down and tap
Create Medical ID or Edit Medical ID.
Add contact accounts
Besides adding contacts individually, you can:
Use your iCloud contacts: Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on
Contacts.
Use your Google contacts: Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords. Tap Google, sign
in to your account, then turn on Contacts.
Add contacts from another account: Go to Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add
Account. Choose an account, sign in to it, then turn on Contacts.
Access a Microsoft Exchange Global Address List: Go to Settings > Accounts &
Passwords. Tap Exchange, sign in to your Exchange account, then turn on Contacts.
Set up an LDAP or CardDAV account to access business or school directories: Go to
Settings > Accounts & Passwords > Add Account > Other. Tap Add LDAP account or
Add CardDAV account, then enter the account information.
Sync contacts from your computer: In iTunes on your computer, tap Info in the device
info pane, then select Sync Contacts. For information, see iTunes Help.
Import contacts from a SIM card (GSM): Go to Settings > Contacts > Import SIM
Contacts.
Import contacts from a vCard: Tap a .vcf attachment in an email or message.
Search a directory. Tap Groups, then tap the GAL, CardDAV, or LDAP directory you want
to search. Tap Done, then enter your search. To save a personʼs info to your contacts, tap
the personʼs name.
Show or hide a group. Tap Groups, then select the groups you want to see. This button
appears only if you have more than one source of contacts.
Use Contacts from within the Phone app
Add a Favorite. Put VIP contacts in your Favorites list for quick dialing. Tap a Contact,
then scroll down and tap Add to Favorites. Calls from these contacts bypass Do Not
Disturb (see Do Not Disturb).
3D Touch. To quickly view favorite contacts, tap Extras, then press Contacts. See
3D Touch.
Save the number you just dialed. In Phone, tap Keypad, enter a number, then tap
Tap Create New Contact, or tap Add to Existing Contact, then choose a contact.
Add a recent caller to Contacts. In Phone, tap Recents, then tap
next to the number.
Tap Create New Contact, or tap Add to Existing Contact, then choose a contact.
Automate dialing an extension or passcode. If the number youʼre calling requires
dialing an extension, iPhone can enter it for you. When editing a contactʼs phone number,
tap
to enter pauses in the dialing sequence. Tap Pause to enter a two-second
pause, which is represented by a comma. Tap Wait to stop dialing until you tap Dial
again, which is represented by a semicolon.
Hide duplicate contacts
When you have contacts from multiple sources, you might have multiple entries for the
same person. To keep redundant contacts from appearing in your All Contacts list,
contacts from different sources with the same name are linked and displayed as a single
unified contact. When you view a unified contact, the title Unified Info appears.
Link contacts. If two entries for the same person arenʼt linked automatically, you can
unify them manually. Tap one of the contacts, tap Edit, tap Link Contacts, choose the
other contact entry to link to, then tap Link.
When you link contacts with different first or last names, the names on the individual
cards donʼt change, but only one name appears on the unified card. To choose which
name appears on the unified card, tap one of the linked cards, tap the contactʼs name on
that card, then tap Use This Name For Unified Card.
Note: When you link contacts, those contacts arenʼt merged. If you change or add
information in a unified contact, the changes are copied to each source account where
that information already exists.
Voice Memos
Record
With Voice Memos you can use iPhone as a portable recording device. Use it with the
built-in microphone, an iPhone or Bluetooth headset mic, or a supported external
microphone.
Record a voice memo. Tap
pause or resume.
or press the center button on your headset. Tap again to
Recordings using the built-in microphone are mono, but you can record stereo using an
external stereo microphone that works with iPhone. Look for accessories marked with the
Apple “Made for iPhone” or “Works with iPhone” logo.
3D Touch. To start recording a voice memo from the Home screen, press Voice
Memos, then choose the New Recording quick action. See 3D Touch.
Adjust the recording level. Move the microphone closer to what youʼre recording. For
better recording quality, the loudest level should be between –3 dB and 0 dB.
Preview before saving. Tap to the left of the Record button. To position the playhead,
drag the recording level display left or right.
Record over a section. Drag the recording level display to position the playhead, then
tap .
Trim the excess. Tap , then drag the red trim handles. Tap to check your edit. Adjust
the trim handles if necessary, then tap Trim to remove everything outside the trim
handles.
To remove the sound between the trim handles, tap Delete.
Save the recording. Tap Done.
Mute the start and stop tones. Use the iPhone volume buttons to turn the volume all
the way down.
Multitask. To use another app while youʼre recording, go to the Home screen, then open
the other app. To return to Voice Memos, tap the red bar at the top of the screen.
Play it back
Rename a recording. Tap the name of the recording.
Share and sync recordings
You can share individual voice memos and sync all your voice memos with the iTunes
library on your computer.
Share a voice memo. Tap a saved voice memo, tap
save the memo to iCloud Drive.
, then choose a sharing option, or
Sync voice memos with iTunes. Connect iPhone to your computer. Open iTunes on your
computer, then select iPhone near the top-left corner. Select Music in the sidebar, select
Sync Music, select “Include voice memos,” then click Apply. Or, if iCloud Music Library is
enabled on iPhone, select “Sync voice memos,” then click Apply.
When you delete a synced voice memo from iTunes, it stays on the device where it was
recorded, but itʼs deleted from any other iPhone or iPod touch you synced. If you delete a
synced voice memo on iPhone, itʼs copied back to iPhone the next time you sync with
iTunes, but you canʼt sync that copy back to iTunes a second time.
Voice memos synced from iPhone to your computer appear in the Music list and in the
Voice Memos playlist in iTunes. Voice memos synced from your computer appear in the
Voice Memos app on iPhone, but not in the Music app.
Sharing
Share from apps
In many apps, you can tap Share or to choose how to share your information. The
choices vary depending on the app youʼre using. Additional options may appear if youʼve
downloaded apps with sharing options. For more information, see App extensions.
Share from the Files app. You can send a copy of any document in Files. Touch and
hold the document, tap Share, then choose an option for sending the document (for
example, Message, Mail, and so on).
Organize your sharing options. Tap the More button, then touch and drag
items to new positions.
to move
Share files from iCloud Drive
With iCloud Drive, you can edit files you store in iCloud from any of your devices. Any
changes you make appear on all your devices set up with iCloud Drive.
You can also invite others to view and edit a file by sending a link to it—no need to send
an attachment. When you invite people to work on a document, they always have the
latest version.
To use iCloud Drive, you need to be signed in to iCloud using your Apple ID, and have
iCloud Drive turned on (go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud, then turn on iCloud Drive).
Invite others to view or edit a file. In the Files app, tap Browse, then tap iCloud Drive.
Touch and hold the file you want to share, tap Share, then tap Add People.
Note: If you donʼt see Add People, the file may be owned by someone else who shared it
with you. Tap Show People to see the ownerʼs name.
By default, people you invite can edit your file. To change share options and limit who
can access and edit the document, tap Share Options, then select the permission
settings you want. Share Options allow you to specify:
Who can open, view, and print the file, but not make changes—only people you invite,
or anyone with the link.
Who can open, view, print, and make changes to the file—only people you invite, or
anyone with the link.
When you allow people to edit a file, everyoneʼs changes are updated automatically.
After you set the share options, tap Add People at the top of the screen. Then tap a
method for sending a link to the file (Message, Mail, and so on), enter any other
requested information, then send or post the invitation. See Use iCloud Drive.
Control access to a shared file. The settings you select in Share Options determine
who can view and who can edit a shared file. When you share a file that you have in
iCloud Drive, a link to it (including its name) is created on iCloud. If the file is confidential,
be sure to ask recipients not to forward the link to anyone else. See Use iCloud Drive.
Share files with AirDrop
AirDrop lets you share your photos, videos, websites, locations, and other items
wirelessly with other nearby devices (iOS 7 or later). With iOS 8 or later, you can share
with Mac computers with OS X 10.10 or later. AirDrop transfers information using Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth—both must be turned on. To use AirDrop, you need to be signed in to
iCloud using your Apple ID. Transfers are encrypted for security.
Share an item using AirDrop. Tap
, then tap the name of a nearby AirDrop user.
Receive AirDrop items from others. Open Control Center, then tap
(if you donʼt see
, tap and hold the top left group of controls, or, on models with 3D Touch, press the
top left group of controls). Then choose to receive items from Contacts Only or from
Everyone. You can accept or decline each request as it arrives.
For more information, see the Apple Support article How to use AirDrop with your
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Family Sharing
With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share iTunes Store, App Store, and
iBooks Store purchases, an Apple Music family membership, an iCloud storage plan, a
family calendar, family photos, and more, all without sharing accounts. For more
information, see the Apple Support article Family Sharing.
To use Family Sharing, one adult family member (the organizer) chooses features for the
family to share and invites up to five additional family members to participate. When
family members join, Family Sharing is set up on their devices automatically.
Family Sharing requires you to sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID. Youʼll also be asked to
confirm the Apple ID you use for the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store (you
usually the same Apple ID for everything). Family Sharing is available on iOS devices with
iOS 8 or later, Mac computers with OS X 10.10 or later, and PCs with iCloud for
Windows 5 or later. You can be part of only one family group at a time.
Set up Family Sharing. Go to Settings > [your name] > Set Up Family Sharing, then
follow the onscreen instructions. As the family organizer, you choose the features you
want to share and invite family members to join. Depending on the features you choose,
you may be asked to set up an Apple Music family membership or an iCloud Storage
subscription. If you choose to share iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases
with your family members, you agree to pay for any purchases they initiate while part of
the family group.
Create an Apple ID for a child. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing, then tap
Create a Child Account. For more information, see the Apple Support article Family
Sharing and Apple ID for your child.
Accept an invitation to Family Sharing. Tap Accept in your invitation. Or, if you are near
the organizer during the setup process, you can enter the Apple ID and password you
use for iCloud on the organizerʼs device.
Share purchases. When your family uses iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store
purchase sharing, all items are billed directly to the family organizerʼs Apple ID. Once
purchased, an item is added to the initiating family memberʼs account and is shared with
the rest of the family.
Access shared purchases from the iTunes Store. Open iTunes Store, tap the person
icon (or photo) at the top right, tap Purchased, then choose a family member.
Access shared purchases from the App Store. Open App Store, tap the person icon
(or photo) at the top right, tap Purchased, then choose a family member.
Access shared purchases from the iBooks Store. Open iBooks, tap Purchased, then
choose a family member.
Use a shared Apple Music family membership. If your family has an Apple Music family
membership, you can simply open Apple Music and start listening. Each family member
gets their own music library and personal recommendations. Make sure youʼre signed in
with the Apple ID you entered in Family Sharing settings.
Use a shared iCloud storage plan. If your family is sharing an iCloud storage plan
(200 GB or 2 TB), you can privately use as much storage as you need. You can also
purchase or use your own storage plan if you need more space.
Turn on Ask to Buy. The family organizer can require young family members to request
approval for purchases or free downloads. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family
Sharing, then tap the personʼs name.
Note: Age restrictions for Ask to Buy vary by area. In the United States, the family
organizer can enable Ask to Buy for any family member under age 18; for children under
age 13, itʼs enabled by default.
Hide your iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store purchases. To hide all your
purchases from family members, go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing, then
turn off Share My Purchases. On your computer, you can also hide specific purchases so
they arenʼt available to other family members. For more information, see the Apple
Support article Hide and unhide iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks purchases.
Share photos or videos with family members. When you set up Family Sharing, a
shared album called Family is automatically created in the Photos app on all family
membersʼ devices. To share a photo or video with family members, open the Photos app,
then view a photo or video or select multiple photos or videos. Tap , tap iCloud Photo
Sharing, add comments, then share to your shared family album. Members can
unsubscribe from the family album, and the family organizer can delete it. See iCloud
Photo Sharing.
Add an event to the family calendar. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared
calendar called Family is automatically created in the Calendar app on all family
membersʼ devices. To add a family event, open the Calendar app, create an event, then
add the event to the family calendar. Members can unsubscribe from the family calendar,
and the family organizer can delete it. See Share iCloud calendars.
Set up a family reminder. When you set up Family Sharing, a shared list is automatically
created in the Reminders app on all family membersʼ devices. To add a reminder to the
family list, open the Reminders app, tap the family list, then add a reminder to the list.
Members can unsubscribe from the family reminder list, and the family organizer can
delete it. See Reminder lists.
Share your location with family members. Family members can share their locations by
going to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Share My Location. To find a family memberʼs
location, use the Find My Friends app. You can also send or share your location using the
Messages app (iOS 8 or later). For more information about using Messages to share your
location, see Send and receive messages.
Keep track of your familyʼs devices. If family members enabled Share My Location in
iCloud, you can help them locate missing devices. Open Find iPhone on your device or at
iCloud.com. For more information, see Find My iPhone.
Leave Family Sharing. Go to Settings > [your name] > Family Sharing > [your name],
then tap Leave Family Sharing. If you are the organizer, tap Stop Family Sharing. For more
information, see the Apple Support article Leave Family Sharing.
iPhone and other devices
Connect Bluetooth devices
You can use Bluetooth devices such as wireless headphones, speakers, car kits, and
more with iPhone. For information, see the Apple Support article Supported Bluetooth
profiles.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss and avoiding
distractions that could lead to dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
Note: The use of certain accessories with iPhone may affect wireless performance. Not
all iOS accessories are fully compatible with iPhone. Turning on airplane mode may
eliminate audio interference between iPhone and an accessory. Reorienting or relocating
iPhone and the connected accessory may improve wireless performance.
Turn Bluetooth on or off. Go to Settings > Bluetooth. To quickly disconnect from
Bluetooth devices without turning Bluetooth off, open Control Center, then tap .
Pair a Bluetooth device. Follow the instructions that came with the device to put it in
discovery mode. Then go to Settings > Bluetooth, and tap the device in the Devices list
to connect.
iPhone must be within about 33 feet (10 meters) of the Bluetooth device.
If you have AirPods, and you set them up with one iOS device or Mac computer, they are
automatically set up with your other devices where youʼre signed in using the same
iCloud account (iOS 10, macOS Sierra, watchOS 3 required). For more information about
setting up AirPods, go to the AirPods Support website.
Bypass your Bluetooth device for phone calls. To use the iPhone receiver or speaker
for calls:
Answer a call by tapping the iPhone screen.
During a call, tap Audio, then choose iPhone or Speaker Phone.
Turn off the Bluetooth device, unpair it, or move out of range.
Turn off Bluetooth in Settings > Bluetooth.
Unpair a device. Go to Settings > Bluetooth, tap
next to the device, then tap Forget
This Device. If you donʼt see the Devices list, make sure Bluetooth is on.
If you have AirPods and you tap Forget This Device, they are automatically removed from
other devices that are set up through your iCloud account.
Stream audio and video to other devices
Stream content from iPhone to AirPlay-enabled or Bluetooth devices, or mirror your
iPhone screen. (Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled devices, and Bluetooth devices are available
separately.)
Stream audio to an Apple TV, AirPlay-enabled device, or connected Bluetooth
device. Open the audio app that you want to play from, tap , then choose a playback
destination. While audio is playing, you can also change the playback destination from
the Lock screen or Control Center.
Note: If you donʼt see your AirPlay-enabled devices, make sure everything is on the
same Wi-Fi network.
On a Bluetooth device, the playback destination returns to iPhone if the device moves
out of range.
Stream photos and video to an Apple TV using AirPlay. Open the photo or video app
that you want to play from. Tap
or ; in some apps, like Photos, tap , then tap
AirPlay. Then choose your Apple TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode
appears on the TV screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.
Mirror your iPhone screen on an Apple TV. Open Control Center, tap
, then choose
your Apple TV as the playback destination. If an AirPlay passcode appears on the TV
screen, enter the passcode on your iPhone.
Switch back to iPhone. Tap
or
, then choose your iPhone.
You can also connect iPhone to a TV, projector, or other external display using the
appropriate Apple cable or adapter. For more information, see the Apple Support article
About Apple Digital AV Adapters for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
AirPrint
Use AirPrint to print wirelessly to an AirPrint-enabled printer from apps such as Mail,
Photos, and Safari. Many apps available on the App Store also support AirPrint.
iPhone and the printer must be on the same Wi-Fi network. For more information about
AirPrint, see the Apple Support article About AirPrint.
Print a document. Tap
or
(depending on the app youʼre using).
See the status of a print job. Open the app switcher, then tap Print Center. The badge
on the icon shows how many documents are in the queue.
Cancel a job. Select it in Print Center, then tap Cancel Printing.
Apple EarPods
The EarPods that come with your iPhone feature a microphone, volume buttons, and the
center button.
Use the center button to answer and end calls, control audio and video playback, and
use Siri, even when iPhone is locked.
Control audio
Pause a song or video: Press the center button. Press again to resume playback.
Skip to the next song: Press the center button twice quickly.
Return to the previous song: Press the center button three times quickly. (Works only
while audio is playing.)
Fast-forward: Press the center button twice quickly and hold.
Rewind: Press the center button three times quickly and hold.
Manage calls
Answer an incoming call: Press the center button.
End the current call: Press the center button.
Decline an incoming call: Press and hold the center button until two low beeps
confirm you declined the call.
Switch to an incoming or on-hold call, and put the current call on hold: Press the
center button. Press again to switch back to the first call.
Switch to an incoming or on-hold call, and end the current call: Press and hold the
center button until two low beeps confirm you ended the first call.
Activate Siri
Ask Siri: Press and hold the center button until you hear a beep. Let go, then make
your request. See Siri and apps.
Apple Watch
Use the Apple Watch app (not available in all areas) to learn more about Apple Watch,
and to pair your Apple Watch with iPhone. Just tap the Apple Watch app, then follow the
onscreen instructions.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
You can use an Apple Wireless Keyboard (available separately) to enter text on iPhone.
The keyboard connects via Bluetooth, so you must first pair it with iPhone.
Note: The Apple Wireless Keyboard may not support keyboard features that are on your
device. For example, you canʼt enable dictation with Apple Wireless Keyboard.
Pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard with iPhone. Turn the keyboard on. On iPhone, go to
Settings > Bluetooth and turn on Bluetooth, then tap the keyboard when it appears in the
Devices list.
Once itʼs paired, the keyboard reconnects to iPhone whenever itʼs in range—up to about
33 feet (10 meters). When itʼs connected, the onscreen keyboard doesnʼt appear.
Save your batteries. Turn off the wireless keyboard when not in use. To turn off the
keyboard, press and hold the On/Off switch until the green light goes off.
Wireless charging devices
On supported models, you can wirelessly charge the battery by placing iPhone face up
on a Qi charger (available separately). For more information, see the Apple support
article How to wirelessly charge your iPhone.
Handoff
Continue working on one device where you left off on another. You can use Handoff with
many Apple apps—for example, Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages,
Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts—and even some third-party apps. To use Handoff,
you must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID on all your devices. Your
devices must have Bluetooth on and be within Bluetooth range of one another (about 33
feet or 10 meters).
Switch devices.
From Mac to iPhone: Open the app switcher on iPhone. The icon of the app youʼre
using appears at the bottom of the screen. Tap the icon to continue working in the
app.
From iPhone to Mac: The icon of the app youʼre using appears on your Mac at the left
end of the Dock (or the top, depending on the Dock position). Click the icon to
continue working in the app.
Disable Handoff on your devices.
iOS devices: Go to Settings > General > Handoff.
Mac: Choose Apple Menu > System Preferences > General, then turn off “Allow
Handoff between this Mac and your iCloud devices.”
Universal Clipboard
Cut or copy content (a block of text or an image, for example) on your iPhone, then paste
it on another iOS device or Mac computer, and vice versa.
For Universal Clipboard to work, you must be signed in to iCloud using the same Apple ID
on all your devices. Your devices must be connected to Wi-Fi, be within Bluetooth range
of one another (about 33 feet or 10 meters), have Bluetooth on, and have Handoff
enabled. Universal Clipboard requires iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.
You must cut, copy, and paste your content within a short period of time.
Copy or cut. Touch and hold a word or image to display the selection options, then
choose Copy or Cut.
Paste. Double-tap to place an insertion point and display the selection options, then
choose Paste.
For more information about selecting text or placing the insertion point, see Type and
edit text.
Make and receive Wi-Fi calls on other devices
Wi-Fi calling lets you make and receive calls on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac by relaying
calls through your iPhone. To make calls this way, you need iOS 9 or later and OS X 10.10
or later. You must be signed in to iCloud and FaceTime on all your devices using the same
Apple ID as on iPhone.
Note: Wi-Fi calling on other devices is available with some carriers, and cellular charges
may apply.
You must first set up your iPhone, then your other devices. If you log out of iCloud or
FaceTime on iPhone, Wi-Fi calling is disabled.
Turn on Wi-Fi calls on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling, then turn
on Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone.
Allow Wi-Fi calls on your other devices. Go to Settings > Phone > Call on Other
Devices, turn on Allow Calls on Other Devices, then select the devices.
Turn on Wi-Fi Calling on your iPad or iPod touch. Go to Settings > FaceTime, turn on
FaceTime, then turn on Calls from iPhone.
Note: If you enable Wi-Fi Calling, emergency calls may be made over Wi-Fi, and your
deviceʼs location information may be used for emergency calls to aid response efforts,
regardless of whether you enable Location Services. Some carriers may use the address
you registered with the carrier when signing up for Wi-Fi Calling as your location.
Make a phone call on your iPad or iPod touch. Tap a phone number in Contacts,
Calendar, FaceTime, Messages, or Safari.
Receive a call on your iPad or iPod touch. Swipe the notification to answer, ignore, or
respond with a quick message.
For more information about Wi-Fi calls, see the Apple Support article Make a call with
Wi-Fi Calling.
Instant Hotspot
You can use Instant Hotspot to provide Internet access to your other iOS devices (iOS 8
or later) and Mac computers (OS X 10.10 or later) where youʼre signed in to iCloud with
the same Apple ID. Instant Hotspot uses your iPhone Personal Hotspot, without you
having to enter a password or even turn on Personal Hotspot.
Use Instant Hotspot. Go to Settings > Wi-Fi on your other iOS device, then simply
choose your iPhone network under Personal Hotspots. On your Mac, choose your iPhone
network from your Wi-Fi settings.
When youʼre not using the hotspot, your devices disconnect to save battery life. For
more information see Personal Hotspot.
Note: This feature may not be available with all carriers. Additional fees may apply.
Contact your carrier for more information.
Personal Hotspot
Use Personal Hotspot to share your iPhone Internet connection. Computers can share
your Internet connection using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or a USB cable. Other iOS devices can
share the connection using Wi-Fi. Personal Hotspot works only if iPhone is connected to
the Internet over the cellular data network.
Note: This feature may not be available with all carriers. Additional fees may apply.
Contact your carrier for more information.
Share an Internet connection. Go to Settings > Cellular, then tap Personal Hotspot—if it
appears—to set up the service with your carrier.
After you turn on Personal Hotspot, other devices can connect in the following ways:
Wi-Fi: On the device, choose your iPhone from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
USB: Connect iPhone to your computer using the cable that came with it. In your
computerʼs Network preferences, choose iPhone, then configure the network
settings.
Bluetooth: On iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth, then turn on Bluetooth. To pair and
connect iPhone with your Bluetooth device, refer to the documentation that came
with your device.
Note: When a device is connected, a blue band appears at the top of the iPhone screen.
The Personal Hotspot icon
appears in the status bar of iOS devices using Personal
Hotspot.
Change the Wi-Fi password for iPhone. Go to Settings > Personal Hotspot > Wi-Fi
Password, then enter a password of at least eight characters.
Change the name of your Personal Hotspot. You can change the name of your
Personal Hotspot by changing the name of your iPhone. Go to Settings > General >
About > Name.
Monitor your cellular data network usage. Go to Settings > Cellular. See Cellular data
settings.
Transfer files with iTunes
You can transfer files between iPhone and your computer or other iOS devices with
iCloud Drive, AirDrop, email attachments, or by connecting iPhone to your computer and
using iTunes.
Transfer files using iTunes. Connect iPhone to your computer using the included cable.
In iTunes on your computer, select iPhone, then click Apps. Use the File Sharing section
to transfer documents between iPhone and your computer.
Apps that support file sharing appear in the File Sharing Apps list in iTunes. To delete a
file, select it in the Documents list on your computer, then press the Delete key. For more
information, see the Apple Support article About File Sharing on iPhone, iPad, and
iPod touch.
CarPlay
About CarPlay
CarPlay puts key iPhone apps on your carʼs built-in display. With CarPlay and your
iPhone, you can get turn-by-turn directions, make phone calls, exchange text messages,
listen to music, and more. CarPlay uses the contacts on your iPhone to help you make
calls, send texts, and find destinations.
Note: CarPlay is available only in certain areas (go to the iOS Feature Availability
website). Siri must be enabled on your iPhone. Go to Settings > Siri & Search.
CarPlay is available on select automobiles (go to the CarPlay available models website)
and on select aftermarket navigation systems.
WARNING: For important information about avoiding distractions that could lead to
dangerous situations, see Important safety information.
You operate CarPlay using your carʼs built-in controls—for example, a touchscreen, a
rotary knob controller, or a touchpad. To learn how to operate your display, see the
ownerʼs guide that came with your car.
Or just use Siri voice control to tell CarPlay what you want. Without looking at or touching
iPhone, you can ask Siri to call people, select and play music, hear and compose text
messages, get directions, read your notifications, find calendar information, add
reminders, and more. (Siri often steps in automatically to help you, depending on the app
youʼre using.)
Get started
If your car supports wireless CarPlay, press and hold the voice command button on your
steering wheel to start CarPlay setup. To connect iPhone to your carʼs USB port, use an
Apple-approved Lightning to USB cable. It may be labeled with the CarPlay logo, the
word CarPlay, or an image of a smartphone.
Depending on the model of your car, the CarPlay Home screen may appear automatically.
If the CarPlay Home screen doesnʼt appear, select the CarPlay logo on your carʼs display.
Connect wirelessly to CarPlay. First, make sure your car supports wireless CarPlay and
is in wireless or Bluetooth pairing mode (see the ownerʼs guide). Then on iPhone, go to
Settings > General > CarPlay > Available Cars, and choose your car.
Speak to Siri. Press and hold the voice command button on the steering wheel, or touch
and hold the Home button on the CarPlay Home screen, until Siri beeps. Then make your
request. Or instead of waiting for Siri to notice that youʼve stopped talking, press and
continue to hold the voice command button on the steering wheel while you speak, then
release it when you finish.
Open an app. Tap the app on the touchscreen. Or twist the rotary knob to select the
app, then press down on the knob.
Return to the CarPlay Home screen. Tap the Home button on the touchscreen. Or twist
the rotary knob to select Home, then press down on the knob.
You can also press the “back” button near the rotary knob—or press and hold the “back”
button—until you get back to the Home screen.
Return to your carʼs Home screen. Tap the icon with your carʼs logo if it appears on the
Home screen, or press the physical Home button on your radio if your car has one.
View additional apps. If you have more than eight apps, some apps may appear on
another page of the Home screen. Swipe left on the touchscreen, or twist the rotary
knob.
Return to a recently used app. Tap its icon on the edge of the touchscreen. Or twist the
rotary knob to the icon, then press down on the knob.
Scroll quickly through a list. Tap the letters along the list at the right side of the
touchscreen. Or twist the rotary knob.
View and control the current audio source. Select Now Playing to see the current
audio app.
Rearrange the icons on the CarPlay Home screen. When youʼre not operating your car,
go to Settings > General > CarPlay on your iPhone, then select your car. Touch and hold
any icon, then drag it. To remove an icon, tap it. To add it back, tap it again. (An icon that
can be removed appears with a gray circle in its upper-left corner.)
Your icon changes appear on the CarPlay Home screen the next time you connect to
CarPlay.
Maps
Use Siri or open Maps to get turn-by-turn directions, traffic conditions, and estimated
travel time. CarPlay generates likely destinations using addresses from your email, text
messages, contacts, and calendars—as well as places you frequent. You can also search
for a location, use locations you bookmarked, and find nearby attractions and services.
You can use other apps even when getting directions. CarPlay lets you know when itʼs
time to make a turn.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Take me home”
“Get directions to the nearest coffee shop”
“Whatʼs my ETA?”
“Find a gas station”
Display likely destinations. Open Maps, then select Destinations. Select a destination in
the list to get directions. To get directions to a nearby service, select a category (such as
Gas, Parking, or Coffee), then select a destination. (For availability of nearby
suggestions, go to the Maps: Nearby website.)
Make a quick detour. To make a stop while navigating in Maps, select , select one of
the suggested services (such as Gas Stations), then select a destination to add it to your
route. Or you can just ask Siri to find you something along the way.
Phone
Use Siri to help you make calls, or open Phone, then select from options to show
contacts, favorites, recent calls, voicemail, or a keypad.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Call Eliza”
“Return my last call”
“What voicemails have I gotten?”
Messages
Use Siri to help you send, hear, and reply to text messages. Or, open Messages, then
select a conversation to hear unread messages or respond to a thread. Select
to start
a new conversation.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Text my wife”
“Tell Eliza Iʼm in traffic and Iʼll be 15 minutes late to the meeting”
“Read my text messages”
Music
Use Siri or open Music to access your Apple Music membership, For You, New, and the
music on your iPhone—including songs, artists, albums, and playlists. Or tune in to
Radio.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Play [a specific artist, album, song, playlist, or station].” If Siri doesnʼt find what you
asked for, be more specific. For example, say “play the radio station ‘Pure Popʼ”
rather than saying “play ‘Pure Pop.ʼ”
“Letʼs hear the Acoustic playlist”
“Play more songs like this one”
“Play more songs by this artist”
“Play the rest of this album”
“Create a radio station based on this song”
“Skip this song”
“Repeat this song”
“Shuffle this playlist”
On some systems, Music displays only a partial list of choices while youʼre driving. To
choose among options not in the list, use Siri by selecting More at the bottom of the list,
or by pressing and holding the voice command button on your steering wheel.
To control playback, use Siri, the controls on your carʼs steering wheel, or the Now
Playing screen.
Button
What it does
Pauses playback.
Plays the current song.
Skips to the next song. When pressed and held, fast forwards
through the current song.
Returns to the songʼs beginning. When pressed again, returns to
the previous song. When pressed and held, rewinds through the
current song.
Plays songs in random order.
Continually repeats the current song.
Displays controls to create a custom station based on the current
song and to rate the current song.
Up Next
Displays a list of songs queued for playback. (You can select a
song from the list to skip the songs that proceed it.)
Podcasts
Use Siri or open Podcasts to find a podcast on your iPhone and play it with CarPlay.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Play the Freakonomics Radio podcast”
“Skip ahead 45 seconds”
Other apps
CarPlay works with select third-party audio apps that you download to your iPhone, as
well as apps made by your car maker. Compatible apps show up automatically on the
CarPlay Home screen.
You can also use Siri with CarPlay to access many of the apps on iPhone, including
Calendar, Reminders, Clock, and more.
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Whatʼs my next meeting?”
“Remind me to pack an umbrella when I get home”
“Add milk to my grocery list”
“Set my alarm for 6y00 a.m. tomorrow”
Privacy and security
Privacy
Location Services
Location Services lets location-based apps such as Reminders, Maps, Camera, and
Wallet gather and use data indicating your location. Your approximate location is
determined using available information from cellular network data, local Wi-Fi networks
(if you have Wi-Fi turned on), and GPS (if available). The location data collected by Apple
isnʼt collected in a form that personally identifies you. When an app is using Location
Services,
appears in the status bar.
Privacy settings let you see and control which apps and system services have access to
Location Services, and to Contacts, Calendars, Reminders, and Photos.
Turn Location Services on or off. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services. You can
turn it off for some or for all apps and services. If you turn off Location Services, youʼre
asked to turn it on again the next time an app or service tries to use it.
Turn Location Services off for system services. Several system services, such as
compass calibration and location-based ads, use Location Services. To see their status,
turn them on or off, or show
in the status bar when these services use your location,
go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services.
Turn off access to private information. Go to Settings > Privacy. You can see which
apps and features have requested, and you have granted, access to private information.
You can turn off each appʼs access to each of these categories of information:
Contacts
Calendars
Reminders
Photos
Bluetooth Sharing
Microphone
Speech Recognition
Camera
Health
HomeKit
Media & Apple Music
Motion & Fitness
Review the terms and privacy policy for each third-party app to understand how it uses
the data itʼs requesting. For more information, see the Apple Support article About
privacy and Location Services.
Advertising and tracking
Turn off location-based ads and offers. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services >
System Services, then turn off Location-Based Apple Ads.
Reset or limit Ad Tracking. Go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising (at the bottom of the
screen). To clear the data used to determine which ads might be relevant to you, tap
Reset Advertising Identifier. To opt out of targeted advertising, turn on Limit Ad Tracking.
Note: If you turn on Limit Ad Tracking, you may still receive the same number of ads, but
they may be less relevant to you.
View the information Apple uses to deliver targeted ads. Go to Settings > Privacy >
Advertising > View Ad information. The information is used by Apple to deliver more
relevant ads in Apple News and the App Store. Your personal data is not provided to
other parties.
Keep your Safari browsing activities to yourself. While browsing the web, you can
prevent cross-site tracking, block cookies, erase your browsing history, and more. See
Privacy and security for Safari.
For more information, go to Settings > Privacy > Advertising > About Advertising &
Privacy.
Security
Passcode
For better security, you can set a passcode that must be entered each time you turn on
or wake up iPhone.
Set, change, or turn off the passcode.
iPhone X: Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
Other models: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode.
To adjust when iPhone automatically locks (and then requires the passcode to unlock),
go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock.
Setting a passcode turns on data protection, using your passcode as a key to encrypt
Mail messages and attachments stored on iPhone, using 256-bit AES encryption. (Other
apps may also use data protection.)
Use Face ID. (iPhone X) Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode. You can turn on Face ID to
unlock iPhone, make purchases, and allow Safari AutoFill. See Face ID.
Add fingerprints and set options for the Touch ID sensor. (Models with the Home
button) Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. See Touch ID.
Allow access to features when iPhone is locked. Go to Settings Face ID & Passcode
(iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other models). Optional features include:
Today View (see Today View)
Recent notifications (see Notifications)
Control Center (see Control Center)
Reply with Message (see Send and receive messages)
Home Control (see Home overview)
Wallet (see Wallet overview)
Return missed calls (see Make and receive calls on your iPad, iPod touch, or Mac)
Erase data after ten failed passcode attempts. Go to Settings Face ID & Passcode
(iPhone X) or Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (other models), then tap Erase Data. After
ten failed attempts to enter your passcode, all settings are reset, all your information and
media are erased, and you must restore your device from a backup or set it up again as
new.
Two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security for your Apple ID designed to
ensure that youʼre the only person who can access your account, even if someone knows
your password. Itʼs built into iOS 9 and later, and OS X 10.11 and later.
Turn on two-factor authentication. Turn it on when asked while setting up iPhone. Or,
go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security, then tap Turn On Two-Factor
Authentication.
When asked, verify your identity with a six-digit verification code (as described below).
You wonʼt be asked for a verification code again on your iPhone unless you sign out
completely, erase your iPhone, sign in to your Apple ID account page in Safari on your
iPhone, or need to change your Apple ID password for security reasons.
Note: If you use two-step verification and upgrade to iOS 11 or later, your account might
be migrated to use two-factor authentication. Your account will have an optional,
additional recovery factor: a recovery key that can be generated on iPhone. For more
information, see the Apple Support article Switch from two-step verification to twofactor authentication.
Verify your identity with a six-digit verification code. When youʼre asked on your
iPhone for the code, look for a notification on any of your trusted devices or at a trusted
phone number. On a trusted device, tap or click Allow to make a code appear on that
device. To send the code to a trusted phone number, tap “Didnʼt get a verification
code?”, then choose the phone number. Enter the code on your iPhone.
If you canʼt receive a verification code automatically on your trusted devices (described
below), and a trusted phone number (described below) is unavailable, you can get a
verification code from Settings on a trusted device, even if your device is offline. On a
trusted iOS device, go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security, then tap Get
Verification Code. On a trusted Mac, choose Apple Menu > System Preferences >
iCloud > Account Details > Security, then click Get Verification Code.
Add another iOS device (iOS 9 or later) or a Mac (OS X El Capitan or later) as a
trusted device. After you turn on two-factor authentication, use the same Apple ID to
sign in to iCloud on another device. If you previously signed in, sign in again. (On an iOS
device, go to Settings > [your name]. On a Mac, choose Apple Menu > System
Preferences > iCloud.) Verify your identity with a six-digit verification code (as described
above). You can receive verification codes on all your trusted devices.
You wonʼt be asked for a verification code again on a trusted device unless you sign out
completely, erase your device, sign in to your Apple ID account page in Safari on that
device, or need to change your Apple ID password for security reasons.
Add a trusted phone number. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security, tap
Edit (above the list of trusted phone numbers), then tap Add a Trusted Phone Number.
You must verify at least one trusted phone number to enroll in two-factor authentication.
You should also consider verifying other phone numbers you can access, such as a home
phone, or a number used by a family member or close friend. Trusted phone numbers
donʼt automatically receive verification codes. If you canʼt access any trusted devices
when setting up a new device for two-factor authentication, tap “Didnʼt get a verification
code?” on the new device, then choose one of your trusted phone numbers to receive
the verification code.
Remove a trusted phone number. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password & Security,
tap Edit (above the list of trusted phone numbers), then tap
next to the phone
number.
Get a verification code on a trusted iPhone, even when youʼre offline. If you need to
enter a verification code on another device when setting it up for two-factor
authentication, but you canʼt receive the code on your iPhone, you can get a verification
code from Settings on your trusted iPhone. Go to Settings > [your name] > Password &
Security, then tap Get Verification Code.
View or remove trusted devices. Go to Settings > [your name]. A list of the devices
associated with your Apple ID appears near the bottom of the screen. To see if a listed
device is trusted, tap it, then look for “This device is trusted and can receive Apple ID
verification codes.” To remove a device, tap it, then tap Remove From Account.
Turn off two-factor authentication. Sign in to your Apple ID account page, tap Security,
tap Edit, then tap Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication.
Face ID
iPhone X
With a simple glance, Face ID securely unlocks your iPhone X. You can use it to authorize
purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, and payments with Apple Pay.
Developers can also allow you to use Face ID to sign into their apps.
To use Face ID, you must set up a passcode on your iPhone. You must enter your
passcode for additional security validation when:
The device has just been turned on or restarted.
The device hasnʼt been unlocked for more than 48 hours.
The passcode hasnʼt been used to unlock the device in the last six and a half days
and Face ID hasn't unlocked the device in the last 4 hours.
The device has received a remote lock command.
After five unsuccessful attempts to match a face.
After initiating power off/Emergency SOS by pressing and holding either volume
button and the side button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
If your device is lost or stolen, you can prevent Face ID from being used to unlock your
device with Find My iPhone Lost Mode. (See Find My iPhone.)
The probability that a random person in the population could look at your iPhone X and
unlock it using Face ID is approximately 1 in 1,000,000 (versus 1 in 50,000 for Touch ID).
As an additional protection, Face ID allows only five unsuccessful match attempts before
a passcode is required. The statistical probability is different for twins and siblings that
look like you and among children under the age of 13, because their distinct facial
features may not have fully developed. If you're concerned about this, we recommend
using a passcode to authenticate.
For more information, see the Apple Support article About Face ID advanced technology.
Enroll your face. Follow the onscreen instructions when you first set up iPhone. Or, go to
Settings > Face ID & Passcode, then tap Set up Face ID.
If you have physical limitations, you can tap Accessibility Options during enrollment that
doesnʼt require the full range of head motion to capture different angles and is still
secure to use but requires more consistency in how you look at iPhone X.
Face ID also has an accessibility feature to support individuals who are blind or have low
vision. If you don't want Face ID to require that you look with your eyes open at iPhone X,
go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn off Require Attention for Face ID. This
is automatically disabled if you enable VoiceOver during your initial set up of iPhone. For
more information, see Face ID and attention aware features (iPhone X).
Use Face ID to make a payment in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
When purchasing from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, follow the
instructions to enable purchases with Face ID. Or, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode,
then turn on iTunes & App Store.
Note: Youʼre asked for your Apple ID password for the first purchase you make in the
iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
Use Face ID for Apple Pay. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode to ensure that
Apple Pay is turned on for Face ID. To complete a payment with Apple Pay, double-click
the side button, then approve with Face ID. For more information about Apple Pay, go to
the Apple Pay website.
Temporarily disable Face ID. Press and hold the side button and either volume button
for 2 seconds. To lock iPhone, press the side button. If you donʼt touch the screen for a
minute or so, iPhone locks automatically. The next time you unlock iPhone, your
passcode enables Face ID again.
Turn off Face ID for specific items. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, then turn off
one or more options: iPhone Unlock, Apple Pay, iTunes & App Store, or Safari AutoFill.
Disable Face ID. Go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode, then tap Reset Face ID. To use
Face ID again, tap Set Up Face ID.
Touch ID
Models with the Home button
When you set up Touch ID, you can unlock iPhone by placing a finger on the Home
button. You can use Touch ID to authorize purchases from the iTunes Store, App Store,
iBooks Store, and payments with Apple Pay. Developers can also allow you to use
Touch ID to sign into their apps.
To use Touch ID, you must set up a passcode on your iPhone. You must enter your
passcode for additional security validation when when you do the following:
Turn on or restart your device
Update your software
Erase your device
View or change passcode settings
Install iOS Configuration profiles
Set up fingerprint recognition. Follow the onscreen instructions when you first set up
iPhone. Or, go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Set whether you want to use a
fingerprint to unlock iPhone, and to make purchases. Tap Add a Fingerprint, then follow
the onscreen instructions. You can add multiple fingerprints (both of your thumbs and
forefingers, for example, and one for your spouse).
Name a fingerprint. Tap the fingerprint, then enter a name, such as “Thumb.”
Delete a fingerprint. Tap the fingerprint, then tap Delete Fingerprint. If you added more
than one fingerprint, place a finger on the Home button to find out which fingerprint it is.
Unlock iPhone by touching instead of pressing the Home button. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Home Button, then turn on Rest Finger to Open.
Use Touch ID to make a payment in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
When purchasing from the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, follow the
instructions to enable purchases with your fingerprint. Or go to Settings > Touch ID &
Passcode, then turn on iTunes & App Store.
Note: Youʼre asked for your Apple ID password for the first purchase you make in the
iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.
Use Touch ID for Apple Pay. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode to ensure that
Apple Pay is turned on for Touch ID. To complete a payment with Apple Pay, approve with
Touch ID. For more information about Apple Pay, go to the Apple Pay website.
Turn off Touch ID. Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode, then turn off one or more
options: iPhone Unlock, Apple Pay, or iTunes & App Store.
iCloud Keychain
iCloud Keychain keeps your Safari website user names and passwords, credit card
information, and Wi-Fi network information up to date across all of your approved
devices (iOS 7 or later) and Mac computers (OS X 10.9 or later). iCloud Keychain is
secured with 256-bit AES encryption during storage and transmission, and its data
cannot be read by Apple.
iCloud Keychain works with Safari Password Generator and AutoFill. When youʼre setting
up a new account, Safari Password Generator suggests unique, hard-to-guess
passwords. You can use AutoFill to have iPhone enter your user name, password, and
credit card info automatically. To protect your personal information, set a passcode if you
turn on iCloud Keychain and AutoFill.
Note: Some websites do not support AutoFill.
iCloud Keychain can also keep the accounts you use in Mail, Contacts, Calendar, and
Messages up to date across all of your iOS devices and Mac computers.
To learn more about iCloud Keychain, see the Apple Support article Frequently asked
questions.
Set up iCloud Keychain. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Keychain. Turn on
iCloud Keychain, then follow the onscreen instructions.
When you set up iCloud Keychain, you create an iCloud Security Code. You can use your
iCloud Security Code to authorize additional devices to use your iCloud Keychain. Itʼs
also used to verify your identity so that you can perform other iCloud Keychain actions,
such as recovering your iCloud Keychain if you lose all your devices.
Set up iCloud Keychain on additional devices. Set up iCloud Keychain for each device
that you want to add. When you turn on iCloud Keychain on an additional device, your
other devices that use iCloud Keychain receive a notification requesting approval for the
additional device. After you approve the additional device, your iCloud Keychain
automatically begins updating on that device.
To approve iCloud Keychain on an additional device when you donʼt have access to your
other devices, follow the onscreen instructions to use your iCloud Security Code.
Forgot your iCloud Security Code? If you enter the wrong iCloud Security Code too
many times when using iCloud Keychain, your iCloud Keychain is disabled on that device,
and your keychain in iCloud is deleted. To reset or create a new iCloud Security Code,
see the Apple Support article If you enter your iCloud Security Code incorrectly too many
times.
Find My iPhone
If you misplace your iPhone, the Find My iPhone app can help you locate it and protect
your data. Use the Find My iPhone app on another iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch—or use
the Find My iPhone web app on any Mac or PC—to locate your iPhone on a map, lock it
remotely, play a sound, display a message, or erase all its data. Find My iPhone includes
a feature called Activation Lock that prevents anyone else from activating and using your
iPhone, even if itʼs completely erased.
You can also use Find My iPhone to locate your AirPods, your Apple Watch, and your
other iOS devices.
Note: For more information about Find My iPhone, refer to the Help in the app.
Allow Find My iPhone to locate your iPhone. Go to Settings > [your name] > iCloud,
then turn on Find My iPhone. Also turn on Send Last Location to have iPhone send its last
location prior to the battery running out. (See iCloud if you need help setting up iCloud.)
Important: To use these features, Find My iPhone must be turned on before your iPhone
is lost. iPhone must be able to connect to the Internet for you to locate and secure the
device.
Use Find My iPhone. On iPhone or another iOS device, open Find My iPhone. Or on a
computer, go to the Find My iPhone web app. Sign in, then select the device you want to
locate.
Play Sound: Play a sound at full volume for two minutes, even if the ringer is set to
silent.
Lost Mode: Immediately lock your missing iPhone with a passcode and display a
custom message on the screen with a contact number. Find My iPhone tracks and
reports the location of your iPhone, so you can see where itʼs been.
When iPhone is in Lost Mode on models that support Apple Pay, Find My iPhone
attempts to suspend the ability to pay with credit and debit cards used for Apple Pay.
See View card activity and manage cards.
Erase iPhone: Protect your privacy by erasing all the information and media on your
iPhone and restoring it to its original factory settings. Activation Lock prevents
anyone else from activating and using your iPhone, even after you erase it with Find
My iPhone. On models that support Apple Pay, erasing iPhone also removes the
ability to pay with credit and debit cards used for Apple Pay.
Before you sell or give away your iPhone, you should completely erase it in Settings,
which removes Activation Lock. The next owner can then activate and use the device
normally.
Restart, update, reset, and restore
Restart an app or iPhone
If something isnʼt working right, try restarting the problem app or iPhone.
Restart an app. If an app isnʼt working properly, you can force it to quit, then try to
reopen it. (Typically, there is no reason to quit an app; quitting it doesnʼt save battery
power, for example.) To quit an app, open the app switcher, swipe right to find the app,
then:
iPhone X: Touch and hold the app. When
appears, swipe up.
Other models: Swipe the app up from the app switcher.
To open the app again, go to the Home screen, then tap the app. Opening the app again
may resolve the problem.
Restart iPhone. To turn off iPhone, go to Settings > General, then tap Shut Down. Or:
iPhone X: Simultaneously press and hold the side button and
either volume button until the sliders appear, then drag the top
slider to power off.
iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s,
iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus: Press and hold the
side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model)
until the slider appears, then drag the slider to turn off iPhone.
iPhone SE or iPhone 5s: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button
until the slider appears, then drag the slider to turn off iPhone.
To turn iPhone back on, press and hold the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending
on your model) until the Apple logo appears.
To turn off iPhone, you can also go to Settings > General, then tap Shut Down.
Force restart iPhone. If iPhone isnʼt responding, press and hold down the button
combination for your model until the Apple logo appears:
iPhone X: Press and release the volume up button, press and
release the volume down button, then press and hold the side
button.
iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: Press and release the volume up
button, press and release the volume down button, then press
and hold the side button.
iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the volume down
button and the Sleep/Wake button.
iPhone 6 (all models): Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake
button and the Home button.
iPhone SE or iPhone 5s: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake
button and the Home button.
If iPhone still doesnʼt respond or turn on, see the Apple Support article If your device
doesnʼt respond or wonʼt turn on.
Update iOS software
You can update the iOS software in Settings or by using iTunes. Your data and settings
remain unchanged.
Before you update, make a backup of iPhone using iCloud or iTunes.
Update wirelessly on iPhone. If a message says that an update is available, tap Install
Now. Or go to Settings > General > Software Update to check for available software
updates.
Update software using iTunes. iTunes checks for available software updates each time
you sync your device using iTunes.
For more information, see the Apple Support articles Update the iOS software on your
iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and If you canʼt update or restore your iPhone, iPad, or
iPod touch.
Reset iPhone settings
Without erasing your content, you can return iPhone settings to their defaults. If you
want to save your settings, back them up in iCloud or back them up using iTunes before
resetting them.
If you want to use iTunes to delete your content along with your settings, and then
restore iPhone to factory settings, see Restore iPhone. If you want to completely erase all
content and settings, see Erase iPhone.
Return settings to their defaults. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then choose an
option:
WARNING: If you choose the Erase All Content and Settings option, all of your content is
removed. See Erase iPhone.
Reset All Settings: All settings are reset.
Reset Network Settings: Only network settings are removed.
When you reset network settings, previously used networks and VPN settings that
werenʼt installed by a configuration profile or mobile device management (MDM) are
removed. Wi-Fi is turned off and then back on, disconnecting you from any network
youʼre on. The Wi-Fi and Ask to Join Networks settings remain turned on.
To remove VPN settings installed by a configuration profile, go to Settings >
General > Profiles & Device Management, select the configuration profile, then tap
Delete Profile. This also removes other settings and accounts provided by the profile.
For more information, see Profiles settings in this guide. To remove network settings
installed by MDM, go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management, select
the management, then tap Remove Management. This also removes other settings
and certificates provided by MDM. For more information, see “Mobile device
management (MDM)” in the iOS Deployment Reference.
Reset Keyboard Dictionary: You add words to the keyboard dictionary by rejecting
words iPhone suggests as you type. Resetting the keyboard dictionary erases only
the words youʼve added.
Reset Home Screen Layout: Returns the built-in apps to their original layout on the
Home screen.
Reset Location & Privacy: Resets the location services and privacy settings to their
defaults.
Restore iPhone
To restore copies of your content and settings to iPhone, you must first create a backup
of your iPhone. See Back up with iCloud Backup and Back up iPhone with iTunes.
If youʼre asked to enter your passcode or Apple ID password and youʼve forgotten either,
see Forgot your Apple ID, iPhone passcode, or iCloud Security Code?
Erase then restore iPhone from a backup. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap
Erase All Content and Settings. After iPhone restarts, follow the setup assistant to
restore iPhone from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
Restore iPhone from an iTunes backup. Connect your device to the computer you
normally sync with, then in iTunes choose File > Devices > Restore from Backup.
Restore iPhone to factory settings using iTunes. Connect your device to a computer,
open iTunes on the computer, click the iPhone button near the top of the iTunes window,
then click Restore iPhone in the Summary pane. All of the content and settings on iPhone
are deleted, and the latest iOS software is installed.
Important: Restoring iPhone to factory settings using iTunes deletes all your content and
settings, but doesnʼt erase it. Deleted information canʼt be accessed through the iPhone
interface, but it remains on your device. For information about erasing all content and
settings, see Erase iPhone.
For more information, see the Apple Support articles Restore your iPhone, iPad, or
iPod touch from a backup and If you canʼt update or restore your device. For more
information about iTunes, refer to the Help in the app.
Restore purchased items
You can download items purchased from the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBooks Store
again, free of charge. If your family sets up Family Sharing, you can download items
purchased by other family members, too.
If you see
next to an item, itʼs already been purchased, and you can download it again.
To find purchases that arenʼt on your iPhone, do the following:
iTunes Store: Tap More, tap Purchased, tap a category (Music, Movies, or TV Shows)
in your purchased list (or a family memberʼs list), then tap Not on this iPhone.
App Store: Tap Updates, tap Purchased (swipe down if you donʼt see Purchased), tap
My Purchases (or a family memberʼs purchases), then tap Not on this iPhone.
iBooks Store: Tap Purchased, tap a category in your purchased list (or a family
memberʼs list), then tap Not on this iPhone.
Erase iPhone
When you delete data, itʼs no longer accessible through the iPhone interface, but it isnʼt
erased from iPhone. To remove all of your content and settings, erase iPhone. If you want
to save your content and settings, back them up to iCloud or back them up using iTunes
before erasing iPhone.
Important: Erase iPhone before you sell or give it away. If you previously turned on Find
My iPhone, Activation Lock is removed when you erase iPhone, making it ready for a new
owner. For more information, see the Apple Support article What to do before selling or
giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Erase all content and settings from iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap
Erase All Content and Settings. (If youʼre asked to enter your passcode or Apple ID
password and youʼve forgotten either, see Forgot your Apple ID, iPhone passcode, or
iCloud Security Code? )
After iPhone restarts, follow the setup assistant to either set up iPhone as new or restore
it from an iCloud or iTunes backup.
Accessibility
Accessibility features
iPhone provides many accessibility features to support your vision, interaction, hearing,
and learning needs.
Vision
VoiceOver
Zoom
Magnifier
Display accommodations
Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and Typing Feedback
Face ID and attention aware features (iPhone X)
Large, bold, and high-contrast text
Button Shapes
Reduce motion
On/off switch labels
Assignable ringtones and vibrations
Audio Descriptions
Interaction
Switch Control
AssistiveTouch
Touch Accommodations
Use accessibility features with Siri
Reachability
Voice Control
3D Touch
Widescreen keyboards
Software and hardware keyboards
Hearing
Made for iPhone hearing aids
Support for TTY
Call audio routing
Phone noise cancelation
LED Flash for Alerts
Mono audio and balance
Subtitles and closed captions
Learning
Guided Access
Turn on accessibility features. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility to set up and
configure features. Then, you can quickly turn features on or off with the following
methods:
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Turn on VoiceOver.” See Use accessibility features with
Siri.
Use accessibility shortcuts.
Use iTunes on your computer to configure accessibility on iPhone. In iTunes, you can
enable a limited number of accessibility features, including VoiceOver, Zoom, Invert
Colors, Speak Auto-text, mono audio, and “Show closed captions when available.” Click
Summary, then click Configure Accessibility at the bottom of the Summary screen. For
more information, see iTunes Help on your computer.
Use accessibility shortcuts
You can quickly turn on or off many accessibility features using the side button
(iPhone X), the Home button (other models), or Control Center.
Use the side button. (iPhone X)
Set up Accessibility Shortcut: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility
Shortcut, then select the features you use the most.
Use Accessibility Shortcut: Triple-click the side button.
Slow down the double-click or triple-click speed for the side button: Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Side Button.
Use the Home button. (Other models)
Set up Accessibility Shortcut: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility
Shortcut, then select the features you use the most.
Use Accessibility Shortcut: Triple-click the Home button.
Slow down the double-click or triple-click speed for the Home button: Go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button.
Use Control Center.
Customize Control Center: Go to Settings > Control Center > Customize Controls,
then tap
next to accessibility features such as Accessibility Shortcuts, Magnifier,
Hearing Aids, Touch Accommodations, and Guided Access.
Activate an accessibility feature from Control Center:Open Control Center, then tap
the accessibility feature.
Vision
VoiceOver
VoiceOver overview
VoiceOver is a gesture-based screen reader that lets you use iPhone even if you donʼt
see the screen. Add VoiceOver to Accessibility Shortcut to enable it wherever you are in
iOS. Hear a description of whatʼs on your screen, from battery level, to whoʼs calling, to
which app your finger is on. You can also adjust the speaking rate and pitch to suit you.
VoiceOver tells you about each item you select. The VoiceOver cursor (a black outline)
encloses the item and VoiceOver speaks its name or describes it.
When you touch the screen or drag your finger over it, VoiceOver speaks the item your
finger is on, including icons and text. To interact with an item, such as a button or link, or
to navigate to another item, use VoiceOver gestures.
When you go to a new screen, VoiceOver plays a sound, then selects and speaks the first
item on the screen (typically in the upper-left corner). It tells you when the display
changes to landscape or portrait orientation, when the screen becomes dimmed or
locked, and whatʼs active on the Lock screen when you wake iPhone.
Note: VoiceOver is available in many languages. Go to Settings > General > Language &
Region to choose a language.
Learn VoiceOver gestures
Important: VoiceOver changes the gestures you use to control iPhone. When VoiceOver
is on, you must use VoiceOver gestures to operate iPhone—even to turn VoiceOver off.
When VoiceOver is on, standard touchscreen gestures have different effects, and
additional gestures let you move around the screen and control individual items.
VoiceOver gestures include two-, three-, and four-finger taps and swipes. For best
results using multifinger gestures, let your fingers touch the screen with some space
between them.
You can use different techniques to perform VoiceOver gestures. For example, you can
perform a two-finger tap using two fingers on one hand, or one finger on each hand. You
can even use your thumbs. Some people use a split-tap gesture: instead of selecting an
item and double-tapping, touch and hold an item with one finger, then tap the screen
with another finger.
3D Touch. You can also use 3D Touch to perform gestures. See 3D Touch.
Try different techniques to discover which works best for you. If a gesture doesnʼt work,
try a quicker movement, especially for a double-tap or swipe gesture. To swipe, try
brushing the screen quickly with your finger or fingers.
In VoiceOver settings, you can enter a special area where you can practice VoiceOver
gestures without affecting iPhone or its settings.
Practice VoiceOver gestures. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver,
then tap VoiceOver Practice. When you finish practicing, tap Done. If you donʼt see the
VoiceOver Practice button, make sure VoiceOver is turned on.
Here are some key VoiceOver gestures:
Navigate and read
Tap: Selects and speak the item.
Swipe right or left: Selects the next or previous item.
Swipe up or down: Depends on the rotor setting. See Use the VoiceOver rotor.
Two-finger swipe up: Reads all from the top of the screen.
Two-finger swipe down: Reads all from the current position.
Two-finger tap: Stops or resumes speaking.
Two-finger scrub (move two fingers back and forth three times quickly, making a
“z”): Dismisses an alert or returns to the previous screen.
Three-finger swipe up or down: Scrolls one page at a time.
Three-finger swipe right or left: Goes to the next or previous page (on the Home
screen, for example).
Three-finger tap: Speaks additional information, such as position within a list or
whether text is selected.
Four-finger tap at top of screen: Selects the first item on the page.
Four-finger tap at bottom of screen: Selects the last item on the page.
Activate
Double-tap: Activates the selected item.
Triple-tap: Double-taps an item.
Split-tap: An alternative to selecting an item and double-tapping to activate it, touch
an item with one finger, then tap the screen with another.
Double-tap and hold (1 second) + standard gesture: Use a standard gesture. The
double-tap and hold gesture tells iPhone to interpret the next gesture as standard.
For example, you can double-tap and hold your finger on the screen until you hear
three rising tones, and then without lifting your finger, drag your finger on a slider.
Two-finger double-tap: Initiates an action or halts or pauses an action in progress.
For example, you can:
Answer or end a call.
Play or pause in Music, Videos, Voice Memos, or Photos (slideshows).
Take a photo in Camera.
Start or pause recording in Camera or Voice Memos.
Start or stop the stopwatch.
Two-finger double-tap and hold: Changes an itemʼs label to make it easier to find.
Two-finger triple-tap: Opens the Item Chooser.
Three-finger double-tap: Mutes or unmutes VoiceOver. If both VoiceOver and Zoom
are enabled, use the three-finger triple-tap gesture.
Three-finger triple-tap: Turns the screen curtain on or off. If both VoiceOver and
Zoom are enabled, use the three-finger quadruple-tap gesture.
Use iPhone with VoiceOver
Turn VoiceOver on or off. Summon Siri and say “turn on VoiceOver” or “turn off
VoiceOver.” You can also go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, or use
accessibility shortcuts.
Unlock iPhone with your passcode. From the Lock screen:
iPhone X: Drag up from the bottom edge of the screen until you feel a vibration, then
enter your passcode.
Other models: Press the Home button, then enter your passcode.
To avoid having your passcode spoken as you enter it, enable handwriting mode or type
onscreen braille.
Unlock iPhone with Face ID. (iPhone X) To set up Face ID, go to Settings > Face ID &
Passcode. To unlock, wake iPhone and glance at it. If you donʼt want iPhone to require
your attention for unlocking, go to Settings > Accessibility, then turn off Require
Attention for Face ID. After you unlock with Face ID, drag up from the bottom edge of the
screen until you feel a vibration to view the Home Screen.
Unlock iPhone with Touch ID. (Other models) You can unlock iPhone by pressing your
finger on the Home button if you set up Touch ID. To use Touch ID by touching instead of
pressing the Home button, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Home Button, then
turn on Rest Finger to Open.
Open an app, toggle a switch, or tap an item. Tap the item, then double-tap the
screen.
Double-tap the selected item. To invoke a command normally executed by tapping
twice on the screen—selecting a word or zooming an image, for example—tap three
times.
Adjust a slider. Tap the slider, then swipe up or down with one finger.
Use a standard gesture. Double-tap and hold your finger on the screen until you hear
three rising tones, then make the gesture. When you lift your finger, VoiceOver gestures
resume. For example, to drag a volume slider with your finger instead of swiping up and
down, select the slider, double-tap and hold, wait for the three tones, then slide left or
right.
Scroll a list or area of the screen. Swipe up or down with three fingers.
Use the list index: Some lists have an alphabetical table index along the right side.
Select the index, then swipe up or down to move through the index. You can also
double-tap, hold, then slide your finger up or down.
Reorder a list: You can change the order of items in some lists, such as the Rotor
items in Accessibility settings. Tap
to the right of an item, double-tap and hold
until you hear three rising tones, then drag up or down.
Open the notifications screen.
iPhone X: Drag down from the top edge of the screen until you feel the second
vibration. To dismiss the notifications screen, do a two-finger scrub.
Other models: Tap any item in the status bar, then swipe down with three fingers. Or
touch and hold the top of the screen until you hear a sound, then swipe down. To
dismiss the notifications screen, do a two-finger scrub or press the Home button.
Open Control Center.
iPhone X: Drag down from the top edge of the screen until you feel a vibration. To
dismiss Control Center, do a two-finger scrub or swipe down from the top right.
Other models: Tap any item in the status bar, then swipe up with three fingers. Or
touch and hold the bottom of the screen until you hear a sound, then swipe up. Or
touch and hold the top of the screen until you hear a sound, then swipe down. To
dismiss Control Center, do a two-finger scrub or press the Home button.
Search from the Home screen. Tap anywhere on the Home screen outside the status
bar, then swipe down with three fingers.
Switch apps.
iPhone X: Drag up from the bottom edge of the screen until you feel the second
vibration.
Other models: Double-click the Home button.
Swipe left or right with three fingers to select an app, then double-tap to switch to it. Or
set the rotor to Actions while viewing open apps, then swipe up or down to cycle through
the apps.
Rearrange apps on your Home screen. Use one of the following methods:
Drag and drop: Tap an icon on the Home screen, then double-tap and hold your
finger on the screen until you hear three rising tones. The itemʼs relative location is
described as you drag. Lift your finger when the icon is in its new location. Drag an
icon to the edge of the screen to move it to another Home screen. You can continue
to select and move items until you press the side button (iPhone X) or Home button
(other models).
Move actions: Tap an app, then swipe down to hear available actions. When you hear
“Arrange Apps,” double-tap to start arranging apps. Find the app you want to move,
then swipe down to the “Move” action and double-tap. Move the VoiceOver cursor to
the new destination for the app, then choose from the available actions: Cancel
Move, Create New Folder, Add to Folder, Move Before, or Move After. You can
continue to select and move items until you press the side button (iPhone X) or Home
button (other models).
Speak iPhone status information. Tap the status bar at the top of the screen, then
swipe left or right to hear information about the time, battery state, Wi-Fi signal strength,
and more.
Speak notifications. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then turn on
Always Speak Notifications. Notifications, including the text of incoming text messages,
are spoken as they occur, even if iPhone is locked. Unacknowledged notifications are
repeated when you unlock iPhone.
Turn the screen curtain on or off. Triple-tap with three fingers. When the screen
curtain is on, the screen contents are active even though the display is turned off.
Set audio routing options. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Audio. Device-specific options are shown if you connect additional devices, such as an
instrument amplifier or DJ mixer.
Use the VoiceOver rotor
Use the rotor to choose what happens when you swipe up or down with VoiceOver
turned on, or to select special input methods such as Braille Screen Input or Handwriting.
Operate the rotor. Rotate two fingers on the screen around a point between them. If you
prefer to use one finger on each hand, simultaneously flick up with one finger and flick
down with the other.
Choose your rotor options. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Rotor, then select the options you want to include in the rotor.
The available rotor options and their effects depend on what youʼre doing. For example, if
youʼre reading an email, you can use the rotor to switch between hearing text spoken
word-by-word or character-by-character when you swipe up or down. If youʼre browsing
a webpage, you can set the rotor to speak all the text (either word-by-word or characterby-character), or to jump from one item to another of a certain type, such as headings or
links.
When you use an Apple Wireless Keyboard to control VoiceOver, the rotor lets you adjust
settings such as volume, speech rate, use of pitch or phonetics, typing echo, and reading
of punctuation.
VoiceOver basics
Explore. Drag your finger over the screen. VoiceOver speaks each item you touch. Lift
your finger to leave an item selected.
Activate an item: Tap once to select an item, then double-tap to activate it.
Select the next or previous item: Swipe right or left with one finger. Item order is leftto-right, top-to-bottom.
Select the first or last item on the screen: Tap with four fingers at the top or bottom
of the screen.
Select an item by name: Triple-tap with two fingers anywhere on the screen to open
the Item Chooser. Then type a name in the search field, or swipe right or left to move
through the list alphabetically, or tap the table index to the right of the list and swipe
up or down to move quickly through the list of items. You can also use handwriting to
select an item by writing its name; see Write with your finger. To dismiss the Item
Chooser without making a selection, double-tap.
Change an itemʼs name so itʼs easier to find: Select the item, then double-tap and
hold with two fingers anywhere on the screen.
Speak the text of the selected item: Set the rotor to characters or words, then swipe
down or up with one finger. See Use the VoiceOver rotor.
Hear additional detail about using a button or feature: Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver, then turn Speak Hints on or off.
Use phonetic spelling: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Phonetic Feedback.
Speak the entire screen, from the top: Swipe up with two fingers.
Speak from the current item to the bottom of the screen: Swipe down with two
fingers.
Pause speaking: Tap once with two fingers. Tap again with two fingers to resume, or
select another item.
Mute VoiceOver: Double-tap with three fingers; repeat to unmute. If both VoiceOver
and Zoom are enabled, triple-tap with three-fingers. If youʼre using an external
keyboard, press the Control key.
Silence sound effects: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Audio,
then turn off Use Sound Effects.
Use a larger VoiceOver cursor. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver,
then turn on Large Cursor.
Adjust the speaking voice. You can adjust the VoiceOver speaking voice:
Adjust the volume: Use the volume buttons on iPhone. You can also add volume to
the rotor, then swipe up or down to adjust it. See Use the VoiceOver rotor.
Change the speaking rate: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver, then
drag the Speaking Rate slider. You can also set the rotor to Speaking Rate, then
swipe up or down to adjust.
Adjust the pitch of the speaking voice: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
VoiceOver > Speech, then drag the Pitch slider.
Use pitch change: VoiceOver can use a higher pitch when speaking the first item of a
group (such as a list or table) and a lower pitch when speaking the last item of a
group. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech, then turn on
Use Pitch Change.
Control audio ducking: To choose whether audio thatʼs playing is turned down while
VoiceOver speaks, set the rotor to Audio Ducking, then swipe up or down.
Change the language for iPhone: Go to Settings > General > Language & Region.
VoiceOver pronunciation of some languages is affected by the Region Format you
choose there.
Change pronunciation: Set the rotor to Language, then swipe up or down. Language
is available in the rotor only if you select more than one pronunciation in Settings >
General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech > Rotor Languages.
Choose which dialects are available in the rotor: Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech > Rotor Languages. To adjust voice quality or
speaking rate, tap a language. To remove languages from the rotor or change their
order, tap Edit, tap the Delete button or drag
up or down, then tap Done.
Set the default voice for the current iPhone language: Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech > Voice.
Download an enhanced quality reading voice: Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech, tap a language, then choose an enhanced voice.
If youʼre using English, you can choose to download Alex (869 MB), the same highquality U.S. English voice used for VoiceOver on Mac computers.
Specify the pronunciation of certain words: Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Speech > Pronunciations. Tap , enter a phrase, then dictate or spell out how you
want the phrase to be pronounced.
Control verbosity. To control how much VoiceOver tells you, go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Verbosity. You can control whether VoiceOver speaks hints,
punctuation, uppercase letters, embedded links, and more. You can even have VoiceOver
say “emoji” after it reads an emoji in text.
Use the onscreen keyboard
When you activate an editable text field, the onscreen keyboard appears (unless you
have an Apple Wireless Keyboard attached).
Activate a text field. Select the text field, then double-tap. The insertion point and the
onscreen keyboard appear.
Choose a typing style. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Typing
Style. Or, set the rotor to Typing Mode, then swipe up or down.
Enter text. Type characters using the onscreen keyboard:
Standard typing: Select a key on the keyboard by swiping left or right, then doubletap to enter the character. Or move your finger around the keyboard to select a key
and, while continuing to touch the key with one finger, tap the screen with another
finger. VoiceOver speaks the key when itʼs selected, and again when the character is
entered.
Touch typing: Touch a key on the keyboard to select it, then lift your finger to enter
the character. If you touch the wrong key, slide your finger to the key you want.
VoiceOver speaks the character for each key as you touch it, but doesnʼt enter a
character until you lift your finger.
Direct Touch typing: VoiceOver is disabled for the keyboard only, so you can type just
as you do when VoiceOver is off.
Move the insertion point. Swipe up or down to move the insertion point forward or
backward in the text. Use the rotor to choose whether you want to move the insertion
point by character, by word, or by line. To jump to the beginning or end, double-tap the
text.
VoiceOver makes a sound when the insertion point moves, and speaks the character,
word, or line that the insertion point moves across. When moving forward by words, the
insertion point is placed at the end of each word, before the space or punctuation that
follows. When moving backward, the insertion point is placed at the end of the preceding
word, before the space or punctuation that follows it.
Move the insertion point past the punctuation at the end of a word or sentence. Use
the rotor to switch back to character mode.
When moving the insertion point by line, VoiceOver speaks each line as you move across
it. When moving forward, the insertion point is placed at the beginning of the next line
(except when you reach the last line of a paragraph, when the insertion point is moved to
the end of the line just spoken). When moving backward, the insertion point is placed at
the beginning of the line thatʼs spoken.
Change typing feedback. By default, VoiceOver speaks characters as well as words
when you type. To hear no feedback, hear characters only, or hear words only, go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Typing Feedback, then choose an
option.
Use phonetics in typing feedback. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
VoiceOver > Phonetic Feedback. Text is read character by character. VoiceOver first
speaks the character, then its phonetic equivalent—for example, “f” and then “foxtrot.”
Delete a character. Use
with any of the VoiceOver typing styles. To control whether
VoiceOver speaks each character as itʼs deleted, go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Verbosity > Deleting Text. If you choose Change Pitch,
VoiceOver speaks deleted characters in a lower pitch.
Select text. Set the rotor to Edit, swipe up or down to choose Select or Select All, then
double-tap. If you choose Select, the word closest to the insertion point is selected when
you double-tap. To increase or decrease the selection, do a two-finger scrub to dismiss
the pop-up menu, then pinch.
Cut, copy, or paste. Set the rotor to Edit, select the text, swipe up or down to choose
Cut, Copy, or Paste, then double-tap.
Undo. Shake iPhone, swipe left or right to choose the action to undo, then double-tap.
Enter an accented character. In standard typing style, select the plain character, then
double-tap and hold until you hear a sound indicating alternate characters have
appeared. Drag left or right to select and hear the choices. Release your finger to enter
the current selection. In touch typing style, touch and hold a character until the alternate
characters appear.
Change the keyboard language. Set the rotor to Language, then swipe up or down.
Choose “default language” to use the language specified in Language & Region settings.
The Language rotor item appears only if you select more than one language in Settings >
General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Speech.
Write with your finger
Handwriting mode lets you enter text by writing characters on the screen with your
finger. In addition to normal text entry, use handwriting mode to enter your iPhone
passcode silently or open apps from the Home screen.
Enter handwriting mode. Use the rotor to select Handwriting. If Handwriting isnʼt in the
rotor, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Rotor, then add it.
Choose a character type. Swipe up or down with three fingers to choose lowercase,
numbers, uppercase, or punctuation.
Hear the selected character type. Tap with three fingers.
Enter a character. Trace the character on the screen with your finger.
Enter an alternate character. To use an alternate character (a character with an accent
or umlaut, for example), write the character, then swipe up or down with two fingers until
you hear the type of character you want.
Enter a space. Swipe right with two fingers.
Go to a new line. Swipe right with three fingers.
Delete the character before the insertion point. Swipe left with two fingers.
Select an item on the Home screen. Start writing the name of the item. If there are
multiple matches, continue to spell the name until itʼs unique, or swipe up or down with
two fingers to choose from the current matches.
Enter your passcode silently. Set the rotor to Handwriting on the passcode screen,
then write the characters of your passcode.
Use a table index to skip through a long list. Select the table index to the right of the
table (for example, next to your Contacts list or in the VoiceOver Item Chooser), then
write the letter.
Set the rotor to a web browsing element type. Write the first letter of a page element
type. For example, write “l” to have up or down swipes skip to links, or “h” to skip to
headings.
Exit handwriting mode. Do a two-finger scrub, or set the rotor to a different selection.
Type onscreen braille
If you turn on Braille Screen Input, you can use your fingers to enter 6-dot or contracted
braille directly on the iPhone screen. Enter braille with iPhone laying flat in front of you
(tabletop mode), or hold iPhone with the screen facing away so your fingers curl back to
tap the screen (screen away mode).
Turn on Braille Screen Input. Use the rotor to select Braille Screen Input. If you donʼt
find it in the rotor, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Rotor, then add
it.
Enter braille. Place iPhone flat in front of you or hold it with the screen facing away, then
tap the screen with one or several fingers at the same time.
Adjust entry dot positions. To move the entry dots to match your natural finger
positions, tap and lift your right three fingers all at once to position dots 4, 5, and 6,
followed immediately by your left three fingers for dots 1, 2, and 3.
Switch between 6-dot and contracted braille. Swipe to the right with three fingers. To
set the default, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille > Braille
Screen Input.
Enter a space. Swipe right with one finger. (In screen away mode, swipe to your right.)
Delete the previous character. Swipe left with one finger.
Move to a new line (typing). Swipe right with two fingers.
Cycle through spelling suggestions. Swipe up or down with one finger.
Select an item on the Home screen. Start entering the name of the item. If there are
multiple matches, continue to spell the name until it is unique, or swipe up or down with
one finger to cycle through match suggestions.
Open the selected app. Swipe right with two fingers.
Lock the screen orientation. Swipe up or down with three fingers.
Use Exploring Mode. To have iPhone read dots aloud as they are tapped and released,
tap and hold dots, then wait for the timer tones and announcement.
Turn braille contractions on or off. Swipe to the right with three fingers.
Translate immediately (when contractions are enabled). Swipe down with two
fingers.
Switch to the next keyboard. Swipe up with two fingers.
Turn off Braille Screen Input. Do a two-finger scrub, or set the rotor to another setting.
Use VoiceOver with an Apple Wireless Keyboard
You can control VoiceOver using an Apple Wireless Keyboard paired with iPhone. See
Apple Wireless Keyboard. You activate VoiceOver commands on the Apple Wireless
Keyboard with keyboard shortcuts.
You can use VoiceOver Help to learn the keyboard layout and the actions associated with
various key combinations. VoiceOver Help speaks keys and keyboard commands as you
type them, without performing the associated action.
Choose the modifier keys. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Modifier Keys. You can choose the Control-Option key combination or the Caps Lock key,
abbreviated as “VO” in the following list.
VoiceOver keyboard commands
VO = modifier keys
Turn on VoiceOver Help: VO-K
Turn off VoiceOver Help: Esc (Escape)
Select the next or previous item: VO-Right Arrow or VO-Left Arrow
Double-tap to activate the selected item: VO-Space bar
Go to the Home screen: VO-H
Touch and hold the selected item: VO-Shift-M
Move to the status bar: VO-M
Read from the current position: VO-A
Read from the top: VO-B
Pause or resume reading: Control
Copy the last spoken text to the clipboard: VO-Shift-C
Search for text: VO-F
Mute or unmute VoiceOver: VO-S
Open the notifications screen: Fn-VO-Up Arrow
Open Control Center: Fn-VO-Down Arrow
Open the Item Chooser: VO-I
Change the label of the selected item: VO-/
Double-tap with two fingers: VO-Hyphen
Swipe up or down: VO-Up Arrow or VO-Down Arrow
Adjust the rotor: VO-Command-Left Arrow or VO-Command-Right Arrow
Adjust the setting specified by the rotor: VO-Command-Up Arrow or VO-CommandDown Arrow
Turn the screen curtain on or off: VO-Shift-S
Return to the previous screen: Esc
Switch apps: Command-Tab or Command-Shift-Tab
Quick Nav
Turn on Quick Nav to control VoiceOver using the arrow keys.
Turn Quick Nav on or off: Left Arrow-Right Arrow
Select the next or previous item: Right Arrow or Left Arrow
Select the next or previous item specified by the rotor: Up Arrow or Down Arrow
Select the first or last item: Control-Up Arrow or Control-Down Arrow
Tap an item: Up Arrow-Down Arrow
Scroll up, down, left, or right: Option-Up Arrow, Option-Down Arrow, Option-Left
Arrow, or Option-Right Arrow
Adjust the rotor: Up Arrow-Left Arrow or Up Arrow-Right Arrow
You can also use the number keys on an Apple Wireless Keyboard to dial a phone number
in Phone or enter numbers in Calculator.
Single-key Quick Nav for web browsing
When you view a webpage with Quick Nav on, you can use the following keys on the
keyboard to navigate the page quickly. Typing the key moves to the next item of the
indicated type. To move to the previous item, hold the Shift key as you type the letter.
Turn on Single-key Quick Nav: VO-Q
Heading: H
Link: L
Text field: R
Button: B
Form control: C
Image: I
Table: T
Static text: S
ARIA landmark: W
List: X
Item of the same type: M
Level 1 heading: 1
Level 2 heading: 2
Level 3 heading: 3
Level 4 heading: 4
Level 5 heading: 5
Level 6 heading: 6
Text editing
Use these commands (with Quick Nav turned off) to work with text. VoiceOver reads the
text as you move the insertion point.
Go forward or back one character: Right Arrow or Left Arrow
Go forward or back one word: Option-Right Arrow or Option-Left Arrow
Go up or down one line: Up Arrow or Down Arrow
Go to the beginning or end of the line: Command-Left Arrow or Command-Down
Arrow
Go to the beginning or end of the paragraph: Option-Up Arrow or Option-Down
Arrow
Go to the previous or next paragraph: Option-Up Arrow or Option-Down Arrow
Go to the top or bottom of the text field: Command-Up Arrow or Command-Down
Arrow
Select text as you move: Shift + any of the insertion point movement commands
above
Select all text: Command-A
Copy, cut, or paste the selected text: Command-C, Command-X, or Command-V
Undo or redo last change: Command-Z or Shift-Command-Z
Support for braille displays
You can use a Bluetooth braille display to read VoiceOver output, and a braille display
with input keys and other controls to control iPhone when VoiceOver is turned on. For a
list of supported braille displays, go to the Braille Displays for iOS website.
Connect a braille display. Turn on the display, then go to Settings > Bluetooth and turn
on Bluetooth. Then, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille and
choose the display.
Adjust Braille settings. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille,
where you can:
Choose contracted, uncontracted 8-dot, or uncontracted 6-dot braille input or
output
Turn on the status cell and choose its location
Turn on Nemeth code for mathematical equations
Display the onscreen keyboard
Choose to have the page turned automatically when panning
Change the braille translation from Unified English
Change the alert display duration
Output closed captions in Braille during media playback. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > VoiceOver > Verbosity, then choose Braille or Speech and Braille.
For information about common braille commands for VoiceOver navigation, and for
information specific to certain displays, see the Apple Support article Common braille
commands for VoiceOver navigation using iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Set the language for VoiceOver. Go to Settings > General > Language & Region.
If you change the language for iPhone, you may need to reset the language for VoiceOver
and your braille display.
You can set the leftmost or rightmost cell of your braille display to provide system status
and other information. For example:
Announcement History contains an unread message
The current Announcement History message hasnʼt been read
VoiceOver speech is muted
The iPhone battery is low (less than 20% charge)
iPhone is in landscape orientation
The screen display is turned off
The current line contains additional text to the left
The current line contains additional text to the right
Set the leftmost or rightmost cell to display status information. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > VoiceOver > Braille > Status Cell, then tap Left or Right.
See an expanded description of the status cell. On your braille display, press the
status cellʼs router button.
Make phone calls with VoiceOver
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Call John Appleseed”
“Call 555-555-1212”
Answer or end a call. Double-tap the screen with two fingers.
When a phone call is established with VoiceOver on, the screen displays the numeric
keypad by default, instead of showing call options.
Display call options. Select the Hide Keypad button in the lower-right corner, then
double-tap.
Display the numeric keypad again. Select the Keypad button near the center of the
screen, then double-tap.
Read PDFs
VoiceOver can read detailed information—such as forms, tables, and lists—in PDF
documents in the Files and iBooks apps.
Read math equations
VoiceOver can read math equations encoded using:
MathML on the web
MathML or LaTeX in iBooks Author
Hear an equation. Have VoiceOver read the text as usual. VoiceOver says “math” before
it starts reading an equation.
Explore the equation. Double-tap the selected equation to display it full screen and
move through it one element at a time. Swipe left or right to read elements of the
equation. Use the rotor to select Symbols, Small Expressions, Medium Expressions, or
Large Expressions, then swipe up or down to hear the next element of that size. You can
continue to double-tap the selected element to “drill down” into the equation to focus on
the selected element, then swipe left or right, up or down to read one part at a time.
Equations spoken by VoiceOver can also be output to a braille device using Nemeth
code, as well as the codes used by Unified English Braille, British English, French, and
Greek. See Support for braille displays.
Use VoiceOver with Safari
Search the web. Select the search field, double-tap to invoke the keyboard, enter your
search, then swipe right or left to move down or up the list of suggested search phrases.
Then double-tap the screen to search the web using the selected phrase.
Skip to the next page element of a particular type. Set the rotor to the element type—
such as headings, links, and form controls—then swipe up or down.
Set the rotor options for web browsing. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
VoiceOver > Rotor. Tap to select or deselect options, or drag
up or down to reposition
an item.
Skip images while navigating. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > VoiceOver >
Navigate Images. You can choose to skip all images or only those without descriptions.
Reduce page clutter for easier reading and navigation. Select the Reader item in the
Safari address field (not available for all pages).
If you pair an Apple Wireless Keyboard with iPhone, you can use single-key Quick Nav
commands to navigate webpages. See Use VoiceOver with an Apple Wireless Keyboard.
Use VoiceOver with Maps
In the Maps app, you can use VoiceOver to explore a region, browse points of interest,
follow roads, zoom in or out, select a pin, or get information about a location.
Control how the map tracks your current location. Double-tap
tracking option you want:
until you hear the
Tracking on: The map automatically centers on your current location.
Tracking on with heading: The map automatically centers on your current location
and rotates so that the heading youʼre facing is at the top of the screen. In this mode,
iPhone speaks street names and points of interest as you approach them.
Tracking off: The map doesnʼt automatically center on your current location.
Explore the map. Drag your finger around the screen, or swipe left or right to move to
another item.
Zoom in or out. Select the map, set the rotor to Zoom, then swipe down or up with one
finger.
Pan the map. Swipe with three fingers.
Browse visible points of interest. Set the rotor to Points of Interest, then swipe up or
down with one finger.
Follow a road. Hold your finger down on the road, wait until you hear “pause to follow,”
then move your finger along the road while listening to the guide tone. The pitch
increases when you stray from the road.
Select a pin. Touch a pin, or swipe left or right to select the pin.
Get information about a location. With a pin selected, double-tap to display the
information flag. Swipe left or right to select the More Info button, then double-tap to
display the information page.
Edit videos and voice memos with VoiceOver
You can use VoiceOver gestures to trim Camera videos and Voice Memo recordings.
Trim a video. While viewing a video in Photos, double-tap the screen to display the
video controls, then select the beginning or end of the trim tool. Then swipe up to drag
to the right, or swipe down to drag to the left. VoiceOver announces the amount of time
the current position will trim from the recording. To complete the trim, select Trim, then
double-tap.
Trim a voice memo. Select the memo in Voice Memos, tap Edit, then tap Start Trimming.
Select the beginning or end of the selection, double-tap and hold, then drag to adjust.
VoiceOver announces the amount of time the current position will trim from the
recording. Tap Play to preview the trimmed recording. When youʼve got it the way you
want it, tap Trim.
Zoom
Many apps let you zoom in or out on specific items. For example, you can double-tap or
pinch to look closer in Photos or expand webpage columns in Safari. Thereʼs also a
general Zoom feature that lets you magnify the screen no matter what youʼre doing. You
can zoom the entire screen (Full Screen Zoom) or zoom part of the screen in a resizable
window and leave the rest of the screen unmagnified (Window Zoom). And, you can use
Zoom together with VoiceOver.
Turn Zoom on or off. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn Zoom on or off.
Or, use accessibility shortcuts.
Zoom in or out. With Zoom turned on, double-tap the screen with three fingers.
Adjust the magnification. Double-tap with three fingers, then drag up or down. This
gesture is similar to a double-tap, except you donʼt lift your fingers after the second tap
—instead, drag your fingers on the screen. You can also triple-tap with three fingers,
then drag the Zoom Level slider in the zoom controls that appear. To limit the maximum
magnification, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom, then drag the Maximum
Zoom Level slider all the way to the left.
Pan to see more. Drag the screen with three fingers. Or, hold your finger near the edge
of the screen to pan to that side. Move your finger closer to the edge to pan more
quickly.
Switch between Full Screen Zoom and Window Zoom. Triple-tap with three fingers,
then tap Window Zoom or Full Screen Zoom in the zoom controls that appear. To choose
the mode thatʼs used when you turn on Zoom, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Zoom > Zoom Region.
Resize the zoom window (Window Zoom). Triple-tap with three fingers, tap Resize
Lens, then drag any of the round handles that appear.
Move the zoom window (Window Zoom). Drag the handle at the bottom of the zoom
window.
Show the zoom controller. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom, then turn
on Show Controller, or triple-tap with three fingers, then choose Show Controller. Then
you can double-tap the floating Zoom Controls button to zoom in or out, single-tap the
button to display the zoom controls, or drag it to pan. To move the Zoom Controls
button, touch and hold the button, then drag it to a new location. To adjust the
transparency of the zoom controller, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom >
Idle Visibility.
Have Zoom track your selections or the text insertion point. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Zoom, then turn on Follow Focus. Then, for example, if you use
VoiceOver, the zoom window magnifies each element on the screen as you select it.
Zoom in on your typing without magnifying the keyboard. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > Zoom, then turn on Follow Focus. When you zoom in while typing (in
Messages or Notes, for example), the area immediately around the text you type is
magnified while all of the keyboard remains visible. Turn on Smart Typing, and the entire
window (except the keyboard) is magnified.
Display the magnified part of the screen in grayscale or inverted color. Go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Zoom Filter, then choose an option. Or
triple-tap with three fingers, then tap Choose Filter in the zoom controls that appear.
While using Zoom with an Apple Wireless Keyboard, the screen image follows the
insertion point, keeping it in the center of the display. See Apple Wireless Keyboard.
On supported models, you can turn on Display Zoom to see larger onscreen controls. Go
to Settings > Display & Brightness > View.
Magnifier
Turn your iPhone into a magnifying glass to zoom in on objects near you.
Set up Magnifier. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Magnifier, then turn on
Magnifier. This adds Magnifier to accessibility shortcuts.
Turn on Magnifier. Use accessibility shortcuts.
Adjust the magnification level. Drag the Zoom Level slider.
Add more light. Tap
to turn the flashlight on or off.
Lock the focus. Tap
. Tap again to unlock the focus.
Freeze the frame. Tap . To adjust the magnification, drag the Zoom Level slider. o
save the image, touch and hold the image, then tap Save Image. To unfreeze the frame,
tap
again.
Apply color filters. Tap . Tap the different color filters to preview their effects. To
adjust the brightness and contrast, drag the sliders. To invert the colors, tap . To apply
the selected filter and return to Magnifier screen, tap
again.
Turn off Magnifier.
iPhone X: Swipe up from the bottom.
Other models: Press the Home button.
Display accommodations
If you have color blindness or other vision challenges, you can customize the display
settings to make the screen easier to see.
Automatically adjust the screen brightness. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Display Accommodations, then turn on Auto-Brightness. iPhone adjusts the screen
brightness for current light conditions using the built-in ambient light sensor.
Invert the screen colors. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display
Accommodations > Invert Colors, then choose Smart Invert or Classic Invert. Or use
accessibility shortcuts. Smart Invert Colors reverses the colors of the display, except for
images, media, and some apps that use dark color styles.
Apply color filters. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display
Accommodations > Color Filters, then turn on Color Filters. Or, use accessibility
shortcuts. Tap a filter to apply it. To adjust the intensity or hue, drag the sliders.
Reduce the intensity of bright colors. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Display Accommodations, then turn on Reduce White Point.
You can also apply these effects to only the contents of the zoom window. See Zoom.
Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and Typing Feedback
Even if VoiceOver is turned off, you can have iPhone speak selected text or the entire
screen. iPhone can also provide feedback and speak text corrections and suggestions as
you type.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech, where you can:
Turn on Speak Selection.
Turn on Speak Screen.
Choose to underline or highlight content as itʼs spoken.
Turn on and configure Typing Feedback; you can configure typing feedback for
software and hardware keyboards and choose to have iPhone speak each character,
entire words, auto-corrections, auto-capitalizations, and typing predictions.
Adjust the speaking rate.
Hear selected text. Select the text, then tap Speak.
Hear screen content. Swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen. Use the
controls that appear to pause speaking or adjust the rate.
Ask Siri. Say “speak screen.”
Hear typing feedback. Start typing.
Hear typing predictions. Go to Settings > General > Keyboards, and turn on Predictive.
Then, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Speech > Typing Feedback, and turn on
Hold to Speak Predictions. Touch and hold a prediction to hear it spoken.
Face ID and attention aware features (iPhone X)
If you have physical limitations, you can tap Accessibility Options during Face ID setup so
that you arenʼt required to perform the full range of head motion to capture different
angles. Face ID is still secure but requires more consistency in how you look at iPhone X.
To set up Face ID, go to Settings > Face ID & Passcode.
For additional security, iPhone X is attention aware, meaning it unlocks only when you
look at it with your eyes open. iPhone X can also reveal notifications and messages, keep
the screen lit when youʼre reading, or lower the volume of an alarm or ringer.
If you donʼt want iPhone X to check for your attention, go to Settings > Accessibility.
Below Attention, you can turn off:
Require Attention for Face ID
Attention Aware Features
These settings are turned off by default if you turn on Voice Over when you first set up
iPhone X.
Note: Requiring attention makes Face ID more secure.
Large, bold, and high-contrast text
Display larger text in apps such as Settings, Calendar, Contacts, Mail, Messages,
and Notes. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text, then turn on Larger
Accessibility Sizes. Or, use accessibility shortcuts.
Display bolder text on iPhone. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn on
Bold Text.
Increase text contrast where possible. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Increase Contrast. You can choose to reduce transparency and darken colors.
Button Shapes
iPhone can underline text buttons so theyʼre easier to distinguish.
Emphasize buttons. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn on Button
Shapes.
Reduce motion
If you have sensitivity to motion effects or screen movement on your iPhone, you can
stop or reduce the movement of some screen elements, such as:
Parallax effect of wallpaper, apps, and alerts
Screen transitions
Siri animations
Typing autocompletion
Animated effects in Weather and Messages
Reduce motion. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion, then turn on
Reduce Motion.
Manually play effects in Messages. If you donʼt want to automatically play bubble and
full-screen effects in Messages, turn off Auto-Play Message Effects. To manually play
effects in Messages, tap Replay below the message bubble.
On/off switch labels
To make it easier to distinguish whether a setting is on or off, you can have iPhone show
an additional label on on/off switches.
Add switch-setting labels. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then turn on the
On/Off Labels switch.
Assignable ringtones and vibrations
You can assign distinctive ringtones to people in your contacts list for audible caller ID.
You can also assign vibration patterns for notifications from specific apps, for phone
calls, for FaceTime calls or messages from special contacts, and to alert you of a variety
of other events, including new voicemail, new mail, sent mail, and reminders. Choose
from existing patterns, or create new ones. See Sounds and haptics.
You can purchase ringtones from the iTunes Store on iPhone. See Find music, movies, TV
shows, and more.
Audio Descriptions
Audio Descriptions provides an audible description of video scenes. If you have a video
that includes audio descriptions, iPhone can play them for you.
Hear audio descriptions. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Audio Descriptions,
then turn on Prefer Audio Descriptions.
Interaction
Switch Control
Switch Control overview
If you have a motor impairment, Switch Control lets you control iPhone using one or more
connected physical switches. Use any of several methods to perform actions such as
selecting, tapping, pressing, dragging, typing, and even free-hand drawing. You use a
switch to select an item or location on the screen, and then use the same (or different)
switch to choose an action to perform on that item or location. Three basic methods are:
Item scanning (default), which highlights different items on the screen until you
select one.
Point scanning, which lets you use scanning crosshairs to pick a screen location.
Manual selection, which lets you move from item to item on demand (requires
multiple switches).
Whichever method you use, when you select an individual item (rather than a group), a
menu appears so you can choose how to act on the selected item (tap, press, drag, or
pinch, for example).
If you use multiple switches, you can set up each switch to perform a specific action and
customize your item selection method. For example, instead of automatically scanning
screen items, you can set up switches to move to the next or previous item on demand.
You can adjust the behavior of Switch Control in a variety of ways, to suit your specific
needs and style.
Add a switch and turn on Switch Control
You can use the following as a switch:
An external adaptive switch: Choose a Bluetooth switch or a Made For iPhone switch
that plugs into the lightning port.
The iPhone screen: Tap the screen to trigger the switch. (Or, on models that support
3D Touch, press the screen.)
The iPhone front-facing camera: Use head movements while facing the camera to
trigger the switch.
Add a switch and choose its action. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch
Control > Switches. If you use only one switch, it is your Select Item switch by default.
If youʼre adding an external switch, you need to connect it to iPhone before it will appear
in the list of available switches. Follow the instructions that came with the switch. If it
connects using Bluetooth, you need to pair it with iPhone—turn on the switch, go to
Settings > Bluetooth, tap the switch, then follow the onscreen instructions. For more
information, see Connect Bluetooth devices.
If you connect a Made For iPhone (MFi) switch, Switch Control sets a Select item switch
and enables automatically.
Turn on Switch Control. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control. Or,
use accessibility shortcuts.
Scan the keyboard. VoiceOver scans the onscreen keyboard row by row, including the
suggestions above the keyboard. To control how the keyboard is navigated, go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control, then turn the settings below
Keyboard on or off.
Turn off Switch Control. Use any scanning method to select and tap Settings >
General > Accessibility > Switch Control, then turn off Switch Control. Or, use
accessibility shortcuts.
Basic techniques
Whether you use item scanning or point scanning, the Switch Control basics are the
same.
Select an item. While the item is highlighted, trigger the switch youʼve set up as your
Select Item switch. If you are using a single switch, it is your Select Item switch by
default.
Perform an action on the selected item. Choose a command from the control menu
that appears when you select the item. The layout of the menu depends on how you
configure tap behavior. (To choose an option, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Switch Control > Tap Behavior.)
With Default on: The control menu usually includes only the Tap button and the More
button (two dots at the bottom). If youʼre in a scrollable area of the screen, a Scroll
button also appears. To tap the highlighted item, trigger your Select Item button
when Tap is highlighted. To see additional action buttons, choose More at the bottom
of the menu. If you have multiple switches, you can set one up specifically for
tapping.
With Auto Tap on: To tap the item, do nothing—the item is automatically tapped when
the Auto Tap interval expires (0.75 seconds if you havenʼt changed it). To see the
control menu, trigger your Select Item button before the Auto Tap interval expires.
The control menu skips the Tap button and goes right to the full set of action
buttons.
With Always Tap on: Tap to select the highlighted item rather than display the control
menu. Wait until the end of the scan cycle, then tap a button to display the control
menu.
Note: Always Tap applies only when you choose item scanning. When point scanning,
the default behavior applies.
Work with recipes. A recipe lets you temporarily assign a special action to a switch. For
example, you can choose a recipe to turn pages in iBooks or control a game. To create,
edit, or launch a recipe, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control >
Recipes.
Dismiss the Scanner menu without choosing an action. Tap while the original item is
highlighted and all the icons in the control menu are dimmed. The menu goes away after
cycling the number of times you specify in Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch
Control > Loops.
Perform screen gestures. Choose Gestures from the Scanner menu.
Scroll the screen. Select an item in a scrollable part of the screen, then:
With Auto Tap off: Choose the Scroll Down button (next to the Tap button) in the
Scanner menu. Or, for additional scrolling options, choose More, then choose Scroll.
With Auto Tap on: Choose Scroll from the control menu. If many actions are available,
you might have to choose More first.
Tap the Home button. Choose Home from the Scanner menu.
Perform other hardware actions. Select any item, then choose Device from the menu
that appears. Use the menu to mimic these actions:
See the app switcher
Open the notifications screen or Control Center
Press the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model) to lock
iPhone
Rotate iPhone to landscape or portrait orientation
Flip the Ring/Silent switch
Press the volume buttons
Press and hold the side button (iPhone X) or Home button (other models) to summon
Siri
Triple-click the side button (iPhone X) or Home button (other models)
Shake iPhone
Take a screenshot
Swipe down from the top with two fingers to speak the screen (if you have Speak
Screen turned on)
On models that support 3D Touch, replicate 3D Touch to preview the contents of an
email message
Control media playback. Choose Media Controls from the Scanner menu to play, pause,
or go backward or forward.
Use Switch Control on another iOS device. Ensure that you sign in to iCloud with the
same Apple ID on the other iOS device, then choose the other device from the menu.
Item scanning
Item scanning alternately highlights each item or group of items on the entire screen until
you trigger your Select Item switch. If there are many items, Switch Control highlights
them in groups. When you select a group, highlighting continues with the items in the
group. When you select a unique item, scanning stops and the control menu appears.
Item scanning is the default when you first turn on Switch Control.
You can choose from three scanning styles—auto scanning, manual scanning, and
single-switch step scanning. Auto scanning automatically highlights items, one after the
other. With manual scanning, you use one switch to highlight an item and another to
activate it. Single-switch step scanning uses a switch to move the highlight from item to
item. If you take no action after a period of time, the highlighted item activates.
Select an item or enter a group. Watch (or listen) as items are highlighted. When the
item you want to control (or the group containing the item) is highlighted, trigger your
Select Item switch. Work your way down the hierarchy of items until you select the
individual item you want to control.
Back out of a group. Trigger your Select Item switch when the dashed highlight around
the group or item appears.
Dismiss the control menu without performing an action. Trigger your Select Item
switch when the item itself is highlighted. Or choose Escape from the control menu.
Hear the names of items as they are highlighted. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > Switch Control, then turn on Speech. Or choose Settings from the control
menu, then choose Speech On.
Slow down or speed up the scanning. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch
Control > Auto Scanning Time.
Point scanning
Point scanning lets you select an item on the screen by pinpointing it with scanning
crosshairs.
Switch to point scanning. Use item scanning to choose Point Mode from the control
menu. The vertical crosshair appears when you close the menu.
Select an item. Trigger your Select Item switch when the item you want is within the
broad, horizontal scanning band, then trigger again when the fine scanning line is on the
item. Repeat for vertical scanning.
Refine your selection point. Choose Refine Selection from the control menu.
Return to item scanning. Choose Item Mode from the control menu.
Settings and adjustments
Adjust basic settings. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Switch Control, where
you can:
Add switches and specify their function
Choose, create, and edit recipes
Choose a scanning style
Adjust how rapidly items are scanned
Turn off auto scanning (only if youʼve added a Move to Next Item switch)
Set scanning to pause on the first item in a group
Choose how many times to cycle through the screen before hiding Switch Control
Choose a tap behavior and set the interval for performing a second switch action to
show the control menu
Choose whether Switch Control resumes scanning at an item you tap or from the
beginning
Set whether a movement action is repeated when you press and hold a switch, and
how long to wait before repeating
Add another action to a switch by pressing and holding the switch for a long duration
Choose which items appear in menus and the order in which they appear
Set whether and how long you need to hold a switch down before itʼs accepted as a
switch action
Have Switch Control ignore accidental repeated switch triggers
Adjust the point scanning speed
Turn on sound effects or have items read aloud as they are scanned
Choose what to include in the Switch Control menu
Set whether items should be grouped while item scanning
Make the selection cursor larger or a different color
Save custom gestures to the control menu (in Gestures > Saved)
Fine-tune Switch Control. Choose Settings from the control menu to:
Adjust scanning speed
Change the location of the control menu
Turn sound or speech accompaniment on or off
Turn off groups to scan items one at a time
AssistiveTouch
AssistiveTouch helps you use iPhone if you have difficulty touching the screen or
pressing the buttons. You can use AssistiveTouch without any accessory to perform
gestures that are difficult for you. You can also use a compatible adaptive accessory
(such as a joystick) together with AssistiveTouch to control iPhone. To configure the
AssistiveTouch menu, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch.
AssistiveTouch lets you perform the following actions and more just by tapping (or the
equivalent on your accessory):
Open the AssistiveTouch menu
Go to the Home screen
Double-tap
Perform multifinger gestures
Summon Siri
Access Control Center, notifications, Lock screen, or app switcher
Adjust volume on iPhone
Shake iPhone
Take a screenshot
Use 3D Touch to peek at previews and pop open items (on models with 3D Touch)
Use Apple Pay (on models that support Apple Pay)
Make an emergency SOS call
Speak screen
Control Analytics
Restart iPhone
Turn on AssistiveTouch. Tell Siri “turn on AssistiveTouch,” go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > AssistiveTouch, or use Accessibility Shortcut. When AssistiveTouch is on,
the floating menu button appears on the screen.
Add more actions to the AssistiveTouch menu. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Customize Top Level Menu. The menu can have up to
eight actions.
Show or hide the AssistiveTouch menu. Tap the floating menu button, or click the
secondary button on your accessory.
Show the Home screen. Tap the menu button, then tap Home.
Lock or rotate the screen, adjust iPhone volume, or simulate shaking iPhone. Tap
the menu button, then tap Device.
Perform a swipe or drag that uses 2, 3, 4, or 5 fingers. Tap the menu button, tap
Device > More > Gestures, then tap the number of digits needed for the gesture. When
the corresponding circles appear on the screen, swipe or drag in the direction required
by the gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
Perform a pinch gesture. Tap the menu button, tap Custom, then tap Pinch. When the
pinch circles appear, touch anywhere on the screen to move the pinch circles, then drag
them in or out to perform a pinch gesture. When you finish, tap the menu button.
Create your own gesture. You can add your own favorite gestures to the control menu
(for example, touch and hold or two-finger rotation). Tap the menu button, tap Custom,
then tap an empty gesture placeholder. Or go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
AssistiveTouch > Create New Gesture.
Example 1: To create the rotation gesture, go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
AssistiveTouch > Create New Gesture. On the gesture recording screen that asks you to
touch to create a gesture, rotate two fingers on the iPhone screen around a point
between them. (You can do this with a single finger or stylus—just create each arc
separately, one after the other.) If it doesnʼt turn out quite right, tap Cancel, then try
again. When it looks right, tap Save, then give the gesture a name—maybe “Rotate 90.”
Then, to rotate the view in Maps, for example, open Maps, tap the AssistiveTouch menu
button, and choose Rotate 90 from Custom. When the blue circles representing the
starting finger positions appear, drag them to the point around which you want to rotate
the map, then release. You might want to create several gestures with different degrees
of rotation.
Example 2: Letʼs create the touch-and-hold gesture that you use to start rearranging
icons on your Home screen. This time, on the gesture recording screen, touch and hold
your finger in one spot until the recording progress bar reaches halfway, then lift your
finger. Be careful not to move your finger while recording, or the gesture will be recorded
as a drag. Tap Save, then name the gesture. To use the gesture, tap the AssistiveTouch
menu button, then choose your gesture from Custom. When the blue circle representing
your touch appears, drag it over a Home screen icon and release.
If you record a sequence of taps or drags, theyʼre all played back at the same time. For
example, using one finger or a stylus to record four separate, sequential taps at four
locations on the screen creates a simultaneous four-finger tap.
Exit a menu without performing a gesture. Tap anywhere outside the menu. To return
to the previous menu, tap the arrow in the middle of the menu.
Assign custom actions to the menu button. By default, a single tap on the menu
button opens the menu. To assign other actions to the menu button, go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch. Below Custom Actions, you can assign different
actions to a single tap, double tap, long press, or 3D Touch.
Reduce the visibility of the menu button when not in use. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > AssistiveTouch > Idle Opacity, then drag the slider.
Move the menu button. Drag it anywhere along the edge of the screen.
Touch Accommodations
If you have trouble using the touchscreen, side button, or Home button, use Touch
Accommodations to change how your device responds to your touch.
Choose how long you must touch the screen before a touch is recognized. You can
configure iPhone to respond only to touches of a certain duration. Go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations, turn on Hold Duration, then use the
Gesture Delay plus and minus buttons to choose a duration (the default is 0.10 seconds).
Choose the duration in which multiple touches are treated as a single touch. If you
have trouble touching the screen just once, turn on Ignore Repeat. Then, if you touch the
screen several times quickly, iPhone treats the touches as one. To change the amount of
time between touches before iPhone treats them as one, go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > Touch Accommodations, turn on Ignore Repeat, then use the Gesture
Delay plus and minus buttons to adjust the timing.
Choose the location where iPhone responds to the first or the last place you touch.
Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Touch Accommodations, then choose a Tap
Assistance option (Use Initial Touch Location or Use Final Touch Location).
When you choose Use Initial Touch Location, iPhone uses the location of your first tap—
when you tap an app on the Home screen, for example. Choose Use Final Touch
Location, and iPhone registers the tap where you lift your finger. iPhone responds to a
tap when you lift your finger within a certain period of time. Use the Gesture Delay plus
and minus buttons to adjust the timing. Your device can respond to other gestures, such
as drags, if you wait longer than the gesture delay.
Choose how iPhone responds when you press and hold the side or Home button. Go
to Settings > General > Accessibility > Side Button (iPhone X) or Home Button (other
models), then choose Siri, Voice Control, or Off.
Use accessibility features with Siri
Siri is often the easiest way to start using accessibility features with iPhone. With Siri,
you can open apps, turn many settings on or off (for example, VoiceOver), or use Siri for
what it does best—acting as your intelligent personal assistant. Siri knows when
VoiceOver is on, so will often read more information back to you than appears on the
screen. You can also use VoiceOver to read what Siri shows on the screen.
Type to Siri. To type instead of speaking to Siri, go to General > Accessibility > Siri, then
turn on Type to Siri. After you summon Siri, interact with Siri by using the keyboard and
text field.
Voice Control
Voice Control lets you make phone calls and control Music playback using voice
commands. See Make a call, and Siri and Voice Control.
Reachability
On supported models, Reachability brings items at the top of the screen down to the
lower half of the screen.
Bring the top of the screen into reach. While using iPhone in portrait orientation, lightly
double-tap the Home button. To reset the screen, double-tap the Home button again.
Turn off Reachability. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Reachability.
3D Touch
On models that support 3D Touch, you can control the sensitivity of 3D Touch or turn it
off.
Adjust 3D Touch sensitivity. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch, then
choose Light, Medium, or Firm sensitivity to adjust the amount of pressure needed to
activate 3D Touch. Light sensitivity reduces the amount of pressure required; firm
sensitivity increases it.
Turn off 3D Touch. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > 3D Touch.
Widescreen keyboards
Many apps, including Mail, Safari, Messages, Notes, and Contacts, let you rotate iPhone
when youʼre typing, so you can use a larger keyboard.
Large phone keypad
Make phone calls simply by tapping entries in your contacts and favorites lists. When you
need to dial a number, the large numeric keypad on iPhone makes it easy. See Make a
call.
Software and hardware keyboards
If you have difficulty distinguishing characters on the iPhone keyboard or manipulating a
hardware keyboard, find help by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Keyboard.
You can adjust settings to:
Show only uppercase keys on the iPhone keyboard.
Adjust the key repeat rate on hardware keyboards.
Use Sticky Keys to press and hold modifier keys, such as Command and Option, as
you press another key.
Use Slow Keys to adjust the time between when a key is pressed and when itʼs
activated.
Hearing
Made for iPhone hearing aids
If you have Made for iPhone hearing aids, you can use iPhone to adjust their settings,
stream audio, or use iPhone as a remote mic.
Pair with iPhone. If your hearing aids arenʼt listed in Settings > General > Accessibility >
MFi Hearing Aids, you need to pair them with iPhone. To start, open the battery door on
each hearing aid. Next, on iPhone, go to Settings > Bluetooth, and make sure Bluetooth
is turned on. Then, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > MFi Hearing Aids. Close the
battery doors on your hearing aids and wait until their name appears in the list of devices
(this could take a minute). When the name appears, tap it and respond to the pairing
request.
When pairing is finished, you hear a series of beeps and a tone, and a checkmark
appears next to the hearing aids in the Devices list. Pairing can take as long as 60
seconds—donʼt try to stream audio or otherwise use the hearing aids until pairing is
finished.
You should only need to pair once (and your audiologist might do it for you). After that,
each time you turn your hearing aids back on, they reconnect to iPhone.
Turn on Hearing Aid Compatibility. Hearing Aid Compatibility may reduce interference
and improve audio quality with some hearing aid models. To turn it on, go to Settings >
General > Accessibility > Hearing Aid Compatibility.
Adjust hearing aid settings and view status. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
MFi Hearing Aids, or use accessibility shortcuts. Hearing aid settings appear only after
you pair your hearing aids with iPhone.
To access shortcuts for hearing aids from the Lock screen, go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > MFi Hearing Aids, then turn on Control on Lock Screen. From the Lock
screen, you can:
Check hearing aid battery status.
Adjust ambient microphone volume and equalization.
Choose which hearing aids (left, right, or both) receive streaming audio.
Control Live Listen.
Choose whether call audio and media audio are routed to the hearing aid.
Choose to play ringtones through the hearing aid. (Not all hearing aids support this
feature.)
Stream audio to your hearing aids. To stream audio from Phone, Siri, Music, Videos,
and more, see Connect Bluetooth devices.
Use iPhone as a remote microphone. You can use Live Listen to stream sound from the
microphone in iPhone to your hearing aids. This can help you hear better in some
situations—for example, when having a conversation in a noisy environment. Use
Accessibility Shortcut, choose Hearing Aids, tap Start Live Listen, then position iPhone
near the sound source.
Use your hearing aids with more than one iOS device. If you pair your hearing aids
with more than one iOS device (both iPhone and iPod touch, for example), the
connection for your hearing aids automatically switches from one to the other when you
do something that generates audio on the other device, or when you receive a phone call
on iPhone. Changes you make to hearing aid settings on one device are automatically
sent to your other iOS devices. To enable this feature, sign in to iCloud using the same
Apple ID on all the devices, and connect all the devices to the same Wi-Fi network.
Hearing aid compatibility
The FCC hearing aid compatibility rules require that certain phones be tested and rated
under the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) C63.19 hearing aid compatibility
standards.
The ANSI standard for hearing aid compatibility contains two types of ratings:
M: For reduced radio-frequency interference to enable acoustic coupling with
hearing aids that donʼt operate in telecoil mode
T: For inductive coupling with hearing aids operating in telecoil mode
These ratings are given on a scale from one to four, where four is the most compatible. A
phone is considered hearing aid compatible under the FCC requirements if itʼs rated M3
or M4 for acoustic coupling and T3 or T4 for inductive coupling.
For iPhone hearing aid compatibility ratings, see the Apple Support article About Hearing
Aid Compatibility (HAC) requirements for iPhone.
Hearing aid compatibility ratings arenʼt a guarantee that a particular hearing aid works
well with a particular phone. Some hearing aids might work well with phones that do not
meet the FCC requirements for hearing aid compatibility. To ensure that a particular
hearing aid works well with a particular phone, use them together before purchasing.
This phone has been tested and rated for use with hearing aids for some of the wireless
technologies it uses. However, there may be some newer wireless technologies used in
this phone that have not been tested yet for use with hearing aids. It is important to try
the different features of this phone thoroughly and in different locations, using your
hearing aid or cochlear implant, to determine if you hear any interfering noise. Consult
your service provider or the manufacturer of this phone for information on hearing aid
compatibility. If you have questions about return or exchange policies, consult your
service provider or phone retailer.
Mono audio and balance
Mono Audio combines the sound from the left and right channels into a mono signal
played on both channels. This way you can hear everything with either ear, or through
both ears with one channel set louder.
Turn on Mono Audio. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Mono Audio.
Adjust the balance. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility, then drag the Left Right
Stereo Balance slider.
Subtitles and closed captions
The Videos app includes an Alternate Track button
you can tap to choose subtitles
and captions offered by the video youʼre watching. Standard subtitles and captions are
usually listed, but if you prefer special accessible captions, such as subtitles for the deaf
and hard of hearing (SDH), you can set iPhone to list them instead, if theyʼre available.
Prefer accessible subtitles and closed captions for SDH. Go to Settings > General >
Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning, then turn on Closed Captions + SDH. This also
turns on subtitles and captions in the Videos app.
Choose from available subtitles and captions. Tap
Videos.
while watching a video in
Customize your subtitles and captions. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility >
Subtitles & Captioning > Style, where you can choose an existing caption style or create
a new style based on your choice of:
Font, size, and color
Background color and opacity
Text opacity, edge style, and highlight
Note: Not all videos include subtitles or closed captions.
LED Flash for Alerts
If you canʼt hear the sounds that announce incoming calls and other alerts, iPhone can
flash its LED (next to the camera lens on the back of iPhone). The LED flashes only if
iPhone is locked.
Tip: LED Flash for Alerts is a useful feature for anyone who might miss the tones
associated with calls and other alerts in a noisy environment.
Turn on LED Flash for Alerts. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > LED Flash for
Alerts. By default, the LED flashes even if iPhone is in silent mode.
Prevent LED flashes when iPhone is in silent mode. Turn off Flash on Silent.
Call audio routing
You can have the audio of incoming or outgoing calls automatically routed through a
headset or speaker phone instead of iPhone.
Reroute audio for calls. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Call Audio Routing,
then choose how you want to hear and speak your calls.
Switch audio routing from your hearing aid to a speaker. If a call is routed to your
hearing aid, automatically switch to a speaker by removing the hearing aid from your ear.
See Made for iPhone hearing aids.
Phone noise cancelation
iPhone uses ambient noise cancelation to reduce background noise.
Turn noise cancelation on or off. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Phone
Noise Cancelation.
Support for TTY
You can use Software and Hardware TTY on iPhone to make and receive TTY phone
calls. You can access built-in Software TTY (may not be available in all areas) from the
Phone app—it requires no additional devices. Hardware TTY enables iPhone to connect
to an external TTY device with the iPhone TTY Adapter (sold separately in many areas).
Set up TTY. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > TTY, where you can:
Turn on Software TTY, Hardware TTY, or both. If you turn on both and connect an
external TTY device, incoming calls default to Hardware TTY.
Specify the phone number to use for relay calls with Software TTY.
Choose to send each character as you type or enter the whole message before you
send.
Choose to answer all calls as TTY.
When TTY is turned on,
appears in the status bar at the top of the screen.
Connect iPhone to an external TTY device. If you turned on Hardware TTY in Settings,
connect iPhone to your TTY device using the iPhone TTY Adapter. For information about
using a particular TTY device, see the documentation that came with it.
Start a TTY call. In the Phone app, choose a contact, then tap the phone number. Tap
TTY Call or TTY Relay Call, wait for the call to connect, then tap TTY.
When making an emergency call in the U.S., iPhone sends out a series of TDD tones to
alert the operator. The operatorʼs ability to receive or respond to TDD can vary
depending on your location. Apple does not guarantee that the operator will be able to
receive or respond to a TTY call.
Type text during a TTY call. Enter your message in the text field. If you turned on Send
Immediately in Settings, your recipient sees each character as you type. Otherwise, tap
to send the message.
Review the transcript of a Software TTY call. In the Phone app, tap Recents, then tap
next to the call you want to see. TTY calls have
next to them.
Note: Continuity features are not available for TTY support. Standard voice call rates
apply for both Software and Hardware TTY calls.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Answer or make TTY calls from your
iPhone.
Visual voicemail
Ask Siri. Say something like:
“Play my voicemail”
“Play the message again”
“Call back that number”
The play and pause controls in visual voicemail let you control the playback of messages.
Drag the playhead on the scrubber bar to repeat a portion of the message thatʼs hard to
understand. See Visual voicemail.
Guided Access
Guided Access helps an iPhone user stay focused on a task. Guided Access dedicates
iPhone to a single app, and lets you control which app features are available. Use
Guided Access to:
Temporarily restrict iPhone to a particular app
Disable areas of the screen that arenʼt relevant to a task, or areas where an
accidental gesture might cause a distraction
Limit how long someone can use an app
Disable the iPhone hardware buttons
Use Guided Access. While using an app, tell Siri “turn on Guided Access” or go to
Settings > General > Accessibility > Guided Access, then turn on Guided Access. Within
the Guided Access screen you can:
Turn Guided Access on or off
Set a passcode that controls the use of Guided Access and prevents someone from
leaving a session; tap Passcode Settings and turn on Face ID (iPhone X) or Touch ID
(other models)
Tap Time Limits to set a sound or have the remaining Guided Access time spoken
before time ends
Set whether other accessibility shortcuts are available during a session
Set whether the Accessibility Shortcut menu is available during a session when you
triple-click the side button (iPhone X) or Home button (other models)
Start a Guided Access session. After turning on Guided Access, open the app, then use
accessibility shortcuts. Adjust settings for the session, then tap Start.
Disable app controls and areas of the app screen: Draw a circle or rectangle around
any part of the screen you want to disable. Drag the mask into position or use the
handles to adjust its size.
Enable the side button or Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model) or volume
buttons: Tap Options below Hardware Buttons.
Prevent iPhone from switching from portrait to landscape or from responding to other
motions: Tap Options, then turn off Motion.
Prevent typing: Tap Options, then turn off Keyboards.
Ignore all screen touches: Turn off Touch at the bottom of the screen.
Set a session time limit: Tap Time Limit Options at the bottom of the screen.
End the session.
iPhone X: Triple-click the side button, then unlock with Face ID (if enabled) or enter
the Guided Access passcode.
Other models: Triple-click the Home button, then unlock with Touch ID (if enabled) or
enter the Guided Access passcode.
Accessibility in macOS
Take advantage of the accessibility features in macOS when you use iTunes to sync
information and content from your iTunes library to iPhone. For more information, see
iTunes Help on your computer.
Safety, handling, and support
Important safety information
WARNING: Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric
shock, injury, or damage to iPhone or other property. Read all the safety information
below before using iPhone.
Handling Handle iPhone with care. It is made of metal, glass, and plastic and has
sensitive electronic components inside. iPhone or its battery can be damaged if dropped,
burned, punctured, or crushed, or if it comes in contact with liquid. If you suspect
damage to iPhone or the battery, discontinue use of iPhone, as it may cause overheating
or injury. Donʼt use iPhone with cracked glass, as it may cause injury. If youʼre concerned
about scratching the surface of iPhone, consider using a case or cover.
Repairing Donʼt open iPhone and donʼt attempt to repair iPhone yourself. Disassembling
iPhone may damage it, result in loss of splash and water resistance (supported models),
or cause injury to you. For example, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, or later, contains one or
more lasers that could be damaged during repair or disassembly, which could result in
hazardous exposure to infrared laser emissions that are not visible. If iPhone is damaged
or malfunctions, contact Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider. Repairs by
service providers other than Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider may not
involve the use of Apple genuine parts and may affect the safety and functionality of the
device. You can find more information about getting service at the iPhone Repair
website.
Battery Donʼt attempt to replace the iPhone battery yourself. The lithium-ion battery in
iPhone should be replaced by Apple or an authorized service provider. Improper
replacement or repair could damage the battery, cause overheating, or result in injury.
The battery must be recycled or disposed of separately from household waste. Donʼt
incinerate the battery. For information about battery service and recycling, go to the
Battery Service and Recycling website.
Distraction Using iPhone in some circumstances may distract you and might cause a
dangerous situation (for example, avoid using headphones while riding a bicycle and
avoid typing a text message while driving a car). Observe rules that prohibit or restrict
the use of mobile devices or headphones. For more about safety while driving, see Do
Not Disturb while driving.
Navigation Maps depends on data services. These data services are subject to change
and may not be available in all areas, resulting in maps and location-based information
that may be unavailable, inaccurate, or incomplete. Compare the information provided in
Maps to your surroundings. Use common sense when navigating. Always observe current
road conditions and posted signs to resolve any discrepancies. Some Maps features
require Location Services.
Charging Charge iPhone with the included USB cable and power adapter, or (on
supported models) by placing iPhone face up on a Qi wireless charger, or with other
third-party “Made for iPhone” cables and power adapters that are compatible with USB
2.0 or later, or power adapters compliant with applicable country regulations and with
one or more of the following standards: EN 301489-34, IEC 62684, YD/T 1591-2009,
CNS 15285, ITU L.1000, or another applicable mobile phone power adapter
interoperability standard. Only charge with an adapter that is compliant with the
applicable international and regional safety standards, including IEC 60950. Other
adapters may not meet applicable safety standards, and charging with such adapters
could pose a risk of death or injury.
Using damaged cables or chargers, or charging when moisture is present, can cause fire,
electric shock, injury, or damage to iPhone or other property. When you use the Apple
USB Power Adapter to charge iPhone, make sure the USB cable is fully inserted into the
power adapter before you plug the adapter into a power outlet. When using a wireless
charger, remove metallic cases and avoid placing metallic foreign objects on the mat (for
example, keys, coins, or jewelry), as they may become warm or interfere with charging.
Lightning cable and connector Avoid prolonged skin contact with the connector when
the Lightning to USB Cable is connected to a power source because it may cause
discomfort or injury. Sleeping or sitting on the Lightning connector should be avoided.
Prolonged heat exposure iPhone and its power adapter comply with applicable surface
temperature standards and limits. However, even within these limits, sustained contact
with warm surfaces for long periods of time may cause discomfort or injury. Use common
sense to avoid situations where your skin is in contact with a device, its power adapter, or
a wireless charger when itʼs operating or connected to a power source for long periods of
time. For example, donʼt sleep on a device, power adapter, or wireless charger, or place
them under a blanket, pillow, or your body, when itʼs connected to a power source. Itʼs
important to keep iPhone and its power adapter or wireless charger in a well-ventilated
area when in use or charging. Take special care if you have a physical condition that
affects your ability to detect heat against the body.
Hearing loss Listening to sound at high volumes may damage your hearing. Background
noise, as well as continued exposure to high volume levels, can make sounds seem
quieter than they actually are. Turn on audio playback and check the volume before
inserting anything in your ear. For information about how to set a maximum volume limit,
see Play music. For more information about hearing loss, go to the Sound and Hearing
website.
To avoid hearing damage, use only compatible receivers, earbuds, headphones,
speakerphones, or earpieces with iPhone. The headsets sold with iPhone 4s or later in
China (identifiable by dark insulating rings on the plug) are designed to comply with
Chinese standards and are only compatible with iPhone 4s and later, iPad 2 and later,
iPad Pro, iPad mini and later, and iPod touch 5th generation and later.
WARNING: To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels
for long periods.
Radio frequency exposure iPhone uses radio signals to connect to wireless networks.
For information about radio frequency (RF) energy resulting from radio signals, and steps
you can take to minimize exposure, go to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF
Exposure, or go to the RF Exposure website.
Radio frequency interference Observe signs and notices that prohibit or restrict the
use of electronic devices (for example, in healthcare facilities or blasting areas). Although
iPhone is designed, tested, and manufactured to comply with regulations governing radio
frequency emissions, such emissions from iPhone can negatively affect the operation of
other electronic equipment, causing them to malfunction. When use is prohibited, such
as while traveling in aircraft, or when asked to do so by authorities, turn off iPhone, or
use airplane mode or Settings > Wi-Fi and Settings > Bluetooth to turn off the iPhone
wireless transmitters.
Medical device interference iPhone contains components and radios that emit
electromagnetic fields. iPhone also contains magnets and the included headphones also
have magnets in the earbuds. These electromagnetic fields and magnets may interfere
with pacemakers, defibrillators, or other medical devices. Maintain a safe distance of
separation between your medical device and iPhone and the earbuds. Consult your
physician and medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical
device. If you suspect iPhone is interfering with your pacemaker, defibrillator, or any
other medical device, stop using iPhone.
Not a medical device iPhone and the Health app are not designed or intended for use in
the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of disease.
Medical conditions If you have any medical condition or experience symptoms that you
believe could be affected by iPhone or flashing lights (for example, seizures, blackouts,
eyestrain, or headaches), consult with your physician prior to using iPhone.
Explosive atmospheres Charging or using iPhone in any area with a potentially
explosive atmosphere, such as areas where the air contains high levels of flammable
chemicals, vapors, or particles (such as grain, dust, or metal powders), may be
hazardous. Obey all signs and instructions.
Repetitive motion When you perform repetitive activities such as typing, swiping, or
playing games on iPhone, you may experience discomfort in your hands, arms, wrists,
shoulders, neck, or other parts of your body. If you experience discomfort, stop using
iPhone and consult a physician.
High-consequence activities This device is not intended for use where the failure of
the device could lead to death, personal injury, or severe environmental damage.
Choking hazard Some iPhone accessories may present a choking hazard to small
children. Keep these accessories away from small children.
Important handling information
Cleaning Clean iPhone immediately if it comes in contact with anything that may cause
stains, or other damage—for example, dirt or sand, ink, makeup, soap, detergent, acids
or acidic foods, or lotions. To clean:
Disconnect all cables and turn off iPhone by pressing and holding the side button or
Sleep/Wake button (depending on your model), then dragging the slider.
Use a soft, lint-free cloth—for example, a lens cloth.
Avoid getting moisture in openings.
Donʼt use cleaning products or compressed air.
iPhone has a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic (oil-repellant) coating. This coating wears
over time with normal usage. Cleaning products and abrasive materials will further
diminish the coating and may scratch iPhone.
Exposure to liquid and dust If liquid splashes on iPhone or dust gets on it, wipe it off
with a soft, lint-free cloth (for example, a lens cloth) and ensure that your iPhone is dry
and free of dust before opening the SIM tray. Minimize exposing iPhone to soap,
detergent, acids or acidic foods, and any liquids—for example, salt water, soapy water,
pool water, perfume, insect repellent, lotion, sunscreen, oil, adhesive remover, hair dye,
and solvents. If iPhone comes into contact with any of these substances, follow the
instructions above in the Cleaning section.
Supported models are splash, water, and dust resistant and were tested under controlled
laboratory conditions with a rating of IP67 under IEC standard 60529. Splash, water, and
dust resistance are not permanent conditions and resistance might decrease as a result
of normal wear. Liquid damage not covered under warranty. To prevent liquid damage on
iPhone, avoid the following:
Swimming or bathing with iPhone
Exposing iPhone to pressurized water or high velocity water, such as when
showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, and so on
Using iPhone in a sauna or steam room
Intentionally submerging iPhone in water
Operating iPhone outside the suggested temperature ranges or in extremely humid
conditions
Dropping iPhone or subjecting it to other impacts
Disassembling iPhone, including removing screws
If your iPhone has been exposed to liquid, unplug all cables and do not charge your
device until itʼs completely dry. Using accessories or charging when wet may damage
your iPhone. Allow at least 5 hours before charging or connecting a Lightning accessory.
To dry iPhone, tap it gently against your hand with the Lightning connector facing down
to remove excess liquid. Leave the device in a dry area with sufficient airflow. Placing the
device in front of a fan blowing cool air directly into the Lightning connector may help the
drying process.
Do not dry your iPhone using an external heat source or insert a foreign object into the
Lightning connector such as a cotton swab or a paper towel.
Using connectors, ports, and buttons Never force a connector into a port or apply
excessive pressure to a button, because this may cause damage that is not covered
under the warranty. If the connector and port donʼt join with reasonable ease, they
probably donʼt match. Check for obstructions and make sure that the connector matches
the port and that you have positioned the connector correctly in relation to the port.
Lightning to USB Cable Discoloration of the Lightning connector after regular use is
normal. Dirt, debris, and exposure to moisture may cause discoloration. If your Lightning
cable or connector become warm during use or iPhone wonʼt charge or sync, disconnect
it from your computer or power adapter and clean the Lightning connector with a soft,
dry, lint-free cloth. Do not use liquids or cleaning products when cleaning the Lightning
connector.
Certain usage patterns can contribute to the fraying or breaking of cables. The Lightning
to USB Cable, like any other metal wire or cable, is subject to becoming weak or brittle if
repeatedly bent in the same spot. Aim for gentle curves instead of angles in the cable.
Regularly inspect the cable and connector for any kinks, breaks, bends, or other damage.
Should you find any such damage, discontinue use of the Lightning to USB Cable.
Operating temperature iPhone is designed to work in ambient temperatures between
32° and 95° F (0° and 35° C) and stored in temperatures between -4° and 113° F (-20°
and 45° C). iPhone can be damaged and battery life shortened if stored or operated
outside of these temperature ranges. Avoid exposing iPhone to dramatic changes in
temperature or humidity. When youʼre using iPhone or charging the battery, it is normal
for iPhone to get warm.
If the interior temperature of iPhone exceeds normal operating temperatures (for
example, in a hot car or in direct sunlight for extended periods of time), you may
experience the following as it attempts to regulate its temperature:
iPhone stops charging.
The screen dims.
A temperature warning screen appears.
Some apps may close.
Important: You may not be able to use iPhone while the temperature warning screen is
displayed. If iPhone canʼt regulate its internal temperature, it goes into deep sleep mode
until it cools. Move iPhone to a cooler location out of direct sunlight and wait a few
minutes before trying to use iPhone again.
For more information, see the Apple Support article Keeping iPhone, iPad, and
iPod touch within acceptable operating temperatures.
Forgot your Apple ID, iPhone passcode, or iCloud
Security Code?
Recover your Apple ID or reset your Apple ID password. Go to Appleʼs I Forgot
website.
Reset the iPhone passcode. If you enter the wrong passcode six times in a row, you'll
be locked out, and a message will say that iPhone is disabled. If you canʼt remember your
passcode, you can erase your device, then set a new passcode. (If you made an iCloud
or iTunes backup before you forgot your passcode, you can restore your data and
settings from the backup.) For more information, see the Apple Support article If you
forgot the passcode for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch or your device is disabled.
Reset or create a new iCloud Security Code. If you enter the wrong iCloud Security
Code too many times when using iCloud Keychain, your iCloud Keychain will be disabled
on that device, and your keychain in iCloud will be deleted. Go to the Apple Support
article If you enter your iCloud Security Code incorrectly too many times.
iPhone Support site
Comprehensive support information is available online at the iPhone Support website. To
contact Apple for personalized support (not available in all areas), go to the Apple
Support website.
Get information about your iPhone
View overall storage availability and storage used per app. Go to Settings > General >
iPhone Storage. For more information, see the Apple Support articles Check your storage
on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Manage your iCloud storage.
See Battery Usage. Go to Settings > Battery to see the elapsed time since iPhone has
been charged and usage by app. You can also display battery level as a percentage, and
turn Low Power Mode on or off. See also Charge and monitor the battery and Low Power
Mode in this guide.
View call time and cellular usage. Go to Settings > Cellular. See Cellular data settings
in this guide.
See more information about iPhone. Go to Settings > General > About. The items you
can view include:
Name
Network addresses
Number of songs, videos, photos, and apps
Capacity and available storage space
iOS version
Carrier
Model number
Serial number
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth addresses
IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
ICCID (Integrated Circuit Card Identifier, or Smart Card) for GSM networks
MEID (Mobile Equipment Identifier) for CDMA networks
Modem firmware
Legal (including legal notices and license, warranty, and RF exposure information)
To copy the serial number and other identifiers, touch and hold the identifier until Copy
appears.
To see regulatory marks, go to Settings > General > Regulatory.
On supported models, you can also find the IMEI on the SIM card tray and the model
number in the SIM tray opening.
View or turn off diagnostic information. Go to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics &
Usage.
To help Apple improve products and services, iPhone sends diagnostic and usage data.
This data doesnʼt personally identify you, but may include location information.
Cellular data settings
To turn cellular data and roaming on or off, set which apps and services use cellular data,
see call time and cellular data usage, and set other cellular options, go to Settings >
Cellular.
Note: For help with cellular network services, voicemail, and billing, contact your wireless
service provider.
If iPhone is connected to the Internet via the cellular data network, the LTE, 4G, 3G, E, or
GPRS icon appears in the status bar.
LTE, 4G, and 3G service on GSM cellular networks support simultaneous voice and data
communications. For all other cellular connections, you canʼt use Internet services while
youʼre talking on the phone unless iPhone also has a Wi-Fi connection to the Internet.
Depending on your network connection, you may not be able to receive calls while
iPhone transfers data over the cellular network—when downloading a webpage, for
example.
GSM networks: On an EDGE or GPRS connection, incoming calls may go directly to
voicemail during data transfers. For incoming calls that you answer, data transfers are
paused.
CDMA networks: On EV-DO connections, data transfers are paused when you answer
incoming calls. On 1xRTT connections, incoming calls may go directly to voicemail
during data transfers. For incoming calls that you answer, data transfers are paused.
Data transfer resumes when you end the call.
If Cellular Data is off, all data services use only Wi-Fi—including email, web browsing,
push notifications, and other services. If Cellular Data is on, carrier charges may apply.
For example, using certain features and services that transfer data, such as Siri and
Messages, could result in charges to your data plan.
Turn Cellular Data on or off. Go to Settings > Cellular, then tap Cellular Data. The
following options may also be available:
Turn Voice Roaming on or off (CDMA): Turn Voice Roaming off to avoid charges from
using other carrierʼs networks. When your carrierʼs network isnʼt available, iPhone
wonʼt have cellular (data or voice) service.
Turn Data Roaming on or off: Data Roaming permits Internet access over a cellular
data network when youʼre in an area not covered by your carrierʼs network. When
youʼre traveling, you can turn off Data Roaming to avoid roaming charges.
Enable or disable 4G/LTE (varies by carrier): Using 4G or LTE loads Internet data
faster in some cases but may decrease battery performance. This option is not
available in all areas. On iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and later, there are
options for turning off 4G/LTE or for selecting Voice & Data (VoLTE) or Data Only.
Voice & Data (some carriers): Choose LTE to load data faster. (This also turns on
VoLTE.) Choose slower speeds to increase battery life.
Set up Personal Hotspot: Personal Hotspot shares the Internet connection on iPhone
with your computer and other iOS devices. See Personal Hotspot in this guide.
Turn Wi-Fi Assist on or off: If Wi-Fi connectivity is poor, Wi-Fi Assist uses cellular
data to boost the signal.
Note: Using data over a cellular network may incur additional fees.
Set whether cellular data is used for apps and services. Go to Settings > Cellular,
then turn cellular data on or off for any app that can use cellular data. If a setting is off,
iPhone uses only Wi-Fi for that service. The iTunes setting includes both iTunes Match
and automatic downloads from the iTunes Store and the App Store.
For more information about GSM, CDMA, and LTE cellular data networks, see the Apple
Support article About cellular data networks.
VPN settings
A VPN (virtual private network) provides secure access over the Internet to private
networks, such as the network at your organization. You may need to install a VPN app
from the App Store that configures your iPhone to access a network. Contact your
system administrator for information about the app and settings you need.
Profiles settings
Configuration profiles define settings for using iPhone with corporate or school networks
or accounts. You might be asked to install a configuration profile that was sent to you in
an email, or one that is downloaded from a webpage. iPhone asks for your permission to
install the profile, and displays information about what it contains, when you open the
file. You can see the profiles you have installed in Settings > General > Profiles & Device
Management. If you delete a profile, all of the settings, apps, and data associated with
the profile are also deleted.
Sell or give away iPhone
Before you sell or give away your iPhone, see the Apple Support article What to do
before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and be sure to perform the
following tasks:
If you paired an Apple Watch with your iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch. (See the
Apple Support article Unpair your Apple Watch and iPhone.)
Back up iPhone with iCloud backup or back up iPhone with iTunes. If you replace one
iPhone with another, you can use the setup assistant to restore the backup to your
new iPhone.
Erase all content and settings, which includes your personal information.
Learn more, service, and support
Refer to the following resources to get more iPhone-related safety, software, and service
information.
To learn about
Do this
Using iPhone safely
See Important safety information.
iPhone service and support, tips, forums,
and Apple software downloads
Go to the iPhone Support website.
Service and support from your carrier
Contact your carrier or go to your carrierʼs
website.
The latest information about iPhone
Go to the iPhone website.
Managing your Apple ID account
Sign in to your Apple ID account page.
Using iCloud
See iCloud Help.
Using iTunes
Open iTunes, then choose Help > iTunes Help.
For an online iTunes tutorial (may not be
available in all areas), go to the iTunes Support
website.
Using other Apple iOS apps
Go to the iOS Apps Support website.
Finding your iPhone serial number, IMEI,
ICCID, or MEID
You can find your iPhone serial number,
International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI),
ICCD, or Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) on
the iPhone packaging. Or, on iPhone, choose
Settings > General > About. For more
information, go to the Apple Support article Find
the serial number or IMEI on your iPhone, iPad,
or iPod touch.
Obtaining warranty service
First follow the advice in this guide. Then go to
the iPhone Support website.
Viewing iPhone regulatory information
On iPhone, go to Settings > General >
Regulatory.
Battery service
Go to the Battery Service and Recycling
website.
Using iPhone in an enterprise environment
Go to the Business website.
FCC compliance statement
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device
must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired
operation.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.
This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which
can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
Important: Changes or modifications to this product not authorized by Apple could void
the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and wireless compliance and negate your
authority to operate the product.
This product has demonstrated EMC compliance under conditions that included the use
of compliant peripheral devices and shielded cables between system components. It is
important that you use compliant peripheral devices and shielded cables between
system components to reduce the possibility of causing interference to radios,
televisions, and other electronic devices.
Responsible party (contact for FCC matters only):
Apple Inc. Corporate Compliance
1 Infinite Loop, MS 91-1EMC
Cupertino, CA 95014
Canadian regulatory statement
This device complies with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada
licence-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1)
this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference,
including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
Operation in the band 5150–5250 MHz is only for indoor use to reduce the potential for
harmful interference to co-channel mobile satellite systems.
Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR dʼInnovation, Sciences et Développement
économique Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. Lʼexploitation
est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) lʼappareil ne doit pas produire de
brouillage, et (2) lʼutilisateur de lʼappareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique
subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible dʼen compromettre le fonctionnement.
La bande 5 150 – 5 250 MHz est réservée uniquement pour une utilisation à lʼintérieur
afin de réduire les risques de brouillage préjudiciable aux systèmes de satellites mobiles
utilisant les mêmes canaux.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
Class 1 Laser Information
iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus are classified as Class 1
Laser products per IEC60825-1y2007 and IEC60825-1y2014. These devices comply with
21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11 except for deviations pursuant to Laser Notice No. 50, dated
June 24, 2007. These devices contain one or more lasers that could be damaged during
repair or disassembly, which could result in hazardous exposure to infrared laser
emissions that are not visible. This equipment should be serviced by Apple or an
authorized service provider.
Apple and the environment
At Apple, we recognize our responsibility to minimize the environmental impacts of our
operations and products. For more information, go to the Apple and the Environment
website.
Disposal and recycling information
Apple Recycling Program (available in some areas)
For free recycling of your old device, a prepaid shipping label, and instructions, go to the
Recycling website.
This symbol indicates that this product and/or battery should not be disposed of with
household waste. You must dispose of iPhone properly according to local laws and
regulations. When iPhone reaches its end of life, contact local authorities to learn about
disposal and recycling options, or simply drop it off at your local Apple Retail Store or
return it to Apple. The battery will be removed and recycled in an environmentally friendly
manner. For more information, go to the Recycling website.
European Union—Disposal Information
The symbol above means that according to local laws and regulations your product
and/or its battery shall be disposed of separately from household waste. When this
product reaches its end of life, take it to a collection point designated by local
authorities. The separate collection and recycling of your product and/or its battery at
the time of disposal will help conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in
a manner that protects human health and the environment.
Brasil—Informações sobre descarte e reciclagem
O símbolo acima indica que este produto e/ou sua bateria não devem ser descartados no
lixo doméstico. Quando decidir descartar este produto e/ou sua bateria, faça-o de
acordo com as leis e diretrizes ambientais locais. Para informações sobre substâncias de
uso restrito, o programa de reciclagem da Apple, pontos de coleta e telefone de
informações, visite www.apple.com/br/environment.
Información sobre eliminación de residuos y reciclaje
El símbolo de arriba indica que este producto y/o su batería no debe desecharse con los
residuos domésticos. Cuando decida desechar este producto y/o su batería, hágalo de
conformidad con las leyes y directrices ambientales locales. Para obtener información
sobre el programa de reciclaje de Apple, puntos de recolección para reciclaje, sustancias
restringidas y otras iniciativas ambientales, visite www.apple.com/la/environment o
www.apple.com/mx/environment.
Turkey environmental information
Türkiye Cumhuriyeti: AEEE Yönetmeliğine Uygundur.
Battery service
The lithium-ion battery in iPhone should be serviced by Apple or an authorized service
provider, and must be recycled or disposed of separately from household waste. For
more information about battery service and recycling, go to the Battery Service and
Recycling website.
Dispose of batteries according to your local environmental laws and guidelines.
Battery charger system efficiency
Taiwan battery statement
China battery statement
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