Payette Forward https://www.payetteforward.com Expert Help with iPhone, iPad, and Mac Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:56:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 Apple Watch Stuck Verifying Update? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-watch-stuck-verifying-update-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-watch-stuck-verifying-update-fix/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:56:55 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21691 You’re trying to update your Apple Watch, but it’s not working. No matter what you do, the update won’t finishing verifying. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your Apple Watch is stuck verifying an update! Give It A Few More Minutes I got the idea for this article after trying to update my [...]

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You’re trying to update your Apple Watch, but it’s not working. No matter what you do, the update won’t finishing verifying. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your Apple Watch is stuck verifying an update!

Give It A Few More Minutes

I got the idea for this article after trying to update my own Apple Watch. The process was a little slow and I ran into a couple hiccups along the way.

First, just let your Apple Watch sit for a few minutes, even if it looks like it’s stuck on Verifying. It took my Apple Watch a few minutes to finish verifying its update.

apple watch stuck verifying

Second, make sure your Apple Watch has 50% battery life and is connected to its charger. Otherwise, you won’t be able to update it. If you’re still having trouble updating your Apple Watch, follow the steps below!

Check Apple’s Servers

Your iPhone has to connect to Apple’s servers to download the latest watchOS update. Occasionally, those servers will crash and prevent you from doing so. Visit Apple’s website and make sure their servers are functioning properly. You’ll know Apple servers are in good shape when there’s a green dot next to every system or service.

Close The Watch App

From time to time, the Watch app will crash while you’re trying to download, prepare, or verify the latest watchOS update. Sometimes, closing the Watch app can fix the problem.

First, you’ll have to open the app switcher on your iPhone. On an iPhone 8 or older, double-press the Home button. On an iPhone X or newer, swipe up from the bottom to the center of the screen.

Once the app switcher is open, swipe the Watch app up and off the top of the screen.

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Close The Other Apps On Your iPhone

After closing the Watch app on your iPhone, try closing your other apps too. It’s possible a different app has crashed, leaving you with an Apple Watch that’s stuck verifying an update.

Open the app switcher again and swipe all the apps up and off the top of the screen.

close apps iphone x app switcher

Restart Your iPhone

Apps aren’t the only thing that can make the software crash on your iPhone. Restarting your iPhone can fix other minor software bugs.

Press and hold the power button until slide to power off appears. If you have an iPhone X or newer, simultaneously press and hold either volume button and the side button.

slide to power off iphone x

Restart Your Apple Watch

While you’re restarting your iPhone, restart your Apple Watch too. This can fix a small software issue with your Apple Watch.

Press and hold the side button until the Power Off slider appears. Then, swipe the power icon from left-to-right across the display.

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Check For An iPhone Update

Sometimes you have to update your iPhone before you can update your Apple Watch with the most recent version of watchOS. Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. If an update is available, tap Download and Install.

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Once you’ve updated your iPhone, open the Watch app and try to update your Apple Watch again.

More Advanced Troubleshooting Steps

The last step to take when your Apple Watch is stuck verifying an update is to unpair your Apple Watch and set it up as new. You can do this by unpairing it on your iPhone or by erasing all the content and settings on your Apple Watch.

When you complete either of these steps, it’ll be as if you’re taking your Apple Watch out of the box for the very first time. Since you have your iPhone handy, we highly recommend unpairing your Apple Watch using your iPhone.

Unpair Your Apple Watch

When performing the steps below, keep your iPhone and Apple Watch in close range of each other to make sure the process goes smoothly.

Open the Watch app on your iPhone and tap on your Apple Watch at the top of the screen. Tap the Information button (the i inside a circle), then tap Unpair Apple Watch.

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If your Apple Watch is enabled with Cellular, make sure you choose to keep your plan. Tap Unpair Apple Watch again to confirm your decision.

Erase All Content And Settings

Open Settings on your Apple Watch and tap General -> Reset -> Erase All Content and Settings.

Make sure you choose to keep your plan if your Apple Watch is enabled with Cellular. Then, tap Erase All. Your Apple Watch will shut down, reset, and turn on again.

tap erase all on apple watch

Still Stuck Verifying?

If your Apple Watch is still stuck verifying the update, it’s probably time to visit the Apple Store. We recommend setting up an appointment first so you don’t spend your day standing around and waiting for someone to become available.

Update: Verified!

You’ve fixed the problem with your Apple Watch and now it’s up to date. Next time your Apple Watch is stuck verifying an update, you’ll know how to solve the problem. Have any other question about your Apple Watch? Leave them below!

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What To Do Before Updating To iOS 13 https://www.payetteforward.com/what-to-do-before-updating-to-ios-13/ https://www.payetteforward.com/what-to-do-before-updating-to-ios-13/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:05:02 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21680 We’re nearing the release of iOS 13 and you want to make sure you’re prepared. There’s one important step to take before updating the software on your iPhone. In this article, I’ll explain what to do before updating to iOS 13. Backup Your iPhone The one thing you need to do before updating to iOS 13 [...]

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We’re nearing the release of iOS 13 and you want to make sure you’re prepared. There’s one important step to take before updating the software on your iPhone. In this article, I’ll explain what to do before updating to iOS 13.

Backup Your iPhone

The one thing you need to do before updating to iOS 13 is backup your iPhone. This will ensure that all your data is safe, just in case something goes wrong during the update process. It’s also important to save a backup if you’re installing the iOS 13 beta, just in case you want to revert back to iOS 12 at some point.

You can use iTunes or iCloud to backup your iPhone. We’ll walk you through how to do both below!

Backup Your iPhone To iTunes

  1. Use a Lightning cable to plug your iPhone into a computer with iTunes.
  2. Open iTunes.
  3. Navigate to the upper left corner of the screen and click on the iPhone icon.
  4. Click on Back Up Now.
  5. Wait for the backup to finish and unplug your iPhone!

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Backup Your iPhone To iCloud

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap your name on the top of the screen.
  3. Select iCloud.
  4. Scroll down and tap iCloud Backup.
  5. Make sure the switch next to iCloud backup is on.
  6. Tap Backup Now.

icloud backup now

Though this won’t happen to everyone, some might encounter a slight problem when trying to create a backup using iCloud. Many people have limited iCloud space and won’t be able to back up their iPhone using iCloud.

If you don’t have enough iCloud storage space, that’s okay! You can always backup your iPhone using iTunes. Apple also gives you an option to purchase additional iCloud storage space for a small monthly fee.

Looking for iOS 13 Beta?

If you want to get ahead of the curve, consider joining the Apple Beta Software Program. The Apple Beta Software Program gives you the opportunity to test out new versions of iOS before they’re released to the general public!

New iOS 13 Features

Once you’ve backed up your iPhone and updated to iOS 13, it’s time to explore all the new cool features! One of our favorites is Dark Mode.

Dark Mode changes the overall look of your iPhone to a light-on-dark color scheme as opposed to the standard dark-on-light layout. You can also create a schedule for Dark Mode to turn on and off all by itself.

iOS 13 also has increased privacy protection, an updated App Store, audio sharing for AirPods, and much more!

Backed Up And Ready To Go!

Your iPhone is officially ready for iOS 13! Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and family what to do before updating to iOS 13. Any other questions? Let us know in the comments below.

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My iPhone Speaker Sounds Muffled! Here’s The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-speaker-sounds-muffled-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-speaker-sounds-muffled-fix/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 16:44:06 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21642 A lot of the day-to-day tasks on your iPhone revolve around functional speakers. When your iPhone speakers aren’t working, you can’t enjoy music, talk to someone on speakerphone, or hear the alerts you receive. This problem can be incredibly frustrating, but it can also be fixed. In this article, I’ll explain what to do if your [...]

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A lot of the day-to-day tasks on your iPhone revolve around functional speakers. When your iPhone speakers aren’t working, you can’t enjoy music, talk to someone on speakerphone, or hear the alerts you receive. This problem can be incredibly frustrating, but it can also be fixed. In this article, I’ll explain what to do if your iPhone speaker sounds muffled!

Software Vs. Hardware Issues

A muffled iPhone speaker can be the result of a software problem or a hardware problem. The software tells your iPhone what sounds to play and when to play them. The hardware (the physical speakers) then plays the noise so you can hear it.

We can’t be sure what type of problem this is yet, so we’ll start with the software troubleshooting steps. If those steps don’t fix your iPhone speaker, we’ll recommend a few great repair options!

Is Your Phone Set To Silent?

When your iPhone is set to silent, the speaker won’t make any noise when you receive a notification. Make sure the Ring / Silent switch above the volume buttons is pulled towards the screen, indicating that your iPhone is set to Ring.

Turn The Volume All The Way Up

If the volume on your iPhone is low, it may sound like the speakers are muffled when you receive a phone call or notification.

To turn up the volume on your iPhone, unlock it and hold the top volume button on the left side of your iPhone until the volume is all the way up.

You can also adjust the volume on your iPhone by going to Settings -> Sound & Haptics and dragging the slider under Ringer and Alerts. Drag the slider all the way to the right to turn the volume on your iPhone all the way up.

If you want to have the option to turn up the volume using the buttons on your iPhone, turn on the switch next to Change with Buttons.

sounds and haptics ringer and alerts

Take Off Your iPhone Case

If you have a bulky case for your iPhone, or if the case was put on upside down, it could make the speaker sound muffled. Try taking your iPhone out of its case and playing a sound.

Clean Out Any Gunk From The Speaker

Your iPhone speakers can quickly get filled with lint, dirt, or other debris, especially if it has been sitting in your pocket all day. Try wiping off the speaker with a microfiber cloth. For more compacted gunk or debris, use an anti-static or an unused toothbrush to clean out your speaker.

Back Up Your iPhone And Put It In DFU Mode

Before you run to your local Apple Store to get a hardware repair done, let’s make sure we’re absolutely certain that the speaker is broken. A DFU restore is the last step you can take to completely rule out any type of software problem causing your iPhone speaker to sound muffled.

First, backup your iPhone. A DFU restore erases then reloads all the code on your iPhone. You’ll want a recent iPhone backup so you don’t lose your contacts, photos, messages, and more.

You can follow these guides to back up your iPhone using iTunes or back up using iCloud.

After you’ve backed up your iPhone, follow these instructions to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

Before checking if your speakers work, go through steps 1-4 again and then try to play music or use your speakerphone. If the speaker still sounds muffled, it’s time to look into repair options.

Repairing Your iPhone Speaker

Apple offers repairs for iPhone speakers. You can schedule an appointment at the Genius Bar or use their mail-in service by visiting their support center.

One of our favorite and often less-expensive repair options is Puls. They will send an iPhone repair expert to a location you choose and can have your iPhone fixed in as little as an hour. They also offer a lifetime warranty, so this might be the best option for you!

If you have an older iPhone, you may want to consider upgrading to a new one instead of paying out of pocket to repair your old one. New iPhones have better stereo speakers that are great for listening to music or streaming videos. Check out UpPhone’s comparison tool to find a great deal on a new iPhone!

Can You Hear Me Now?

Now that you’ve reached the end of the article, we’ve either solved your speaker problem or at least figured out that you need a repair. If your problem was fixed, let us know which step helped you figure it out — this might help others with the same problem. Regardless, if you have any other questions, leave them in the comments below!

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Five iPhone Settings That Could Save Your Life https://www.payetteforward.com/five-iphone-settings-that-could-save-your-life/ https://www.payetteforward.com/five-iphone-settings-that-could-save-your-life/#respond Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:22:10 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21626 Within the iPhone lies a ton of hidden features you may have not known existed. Some of these settings can even keep you safe in an emergency situation. In this article, I’ll talk about five iPhone settings that could literally save your life! Do Not Disturb While Driving While many of us might not be quick [...]

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Within the iPhone lies a ton of hidden features you may have not known existed. Some of these settings can even keep you safe in an emergency situation. In this article, I’ll talk about five iPhone settings that could literally save your life!

Do Not Disturb While Driving

While many of us might not be quick to admit it, at one point or another, our phones have distracted us while we were driving. Even a quick glance at a notification could potentially lead to an accident.

Do Not Disturb While Driving is a relatively new iPhone feature that silences incoming phone calls, texts, and notifications while you’re driving. This helps you stay safe and undistracted on the road.

To turn on Do Not Disturb While Driving on an iPhone, open Settings and tap Do Not Disturb -> Activate. From here, you can select to have Do Not Disturb While Driving activate Automatically, When Connected to Car Bluetooth, or Manually.

turn on do not disturb while driving ios 13

We recommend setting it to turn on Automatically. That way, you’ll never need to remember to turn it on!

Emergency SOS

Emergency SOS is a feature that allows you to immediately call emergency services after you quickly press the power button (iPhone 8 or older) or the side button (iPhone X or newer) five times in a row. This works in any country, no matter if you have international cell service or not.

To turn on Emergency SOS, open Settings and tap Emergency SOS. Make sure the switch next to Call with Side Button is turned on.

turn on emergency sos ios 13

You also have the option to turn on Auto Call. When you use Auto Call, your iPhone will play a warning sound. This is called the Countdown Sound, which lets you know that emergency services are about to be contacted.

turn on auto call for emergency sos

Share My Location

This setting allows you to share your location with family and friends. It can be especially useful if your child has an iPhone and you want to make sure they got home safely.

To turn on Share My Location, open Settings and tap Privacy -> Location Services -> Share My Location. Then, turn on the switch next to Share My Location.

turn on share my location on iphone

You can also select to share your location from other devices connected to your iCloud account.

Update Your Wi-Fi Calling Address

Wi-Fi calling is a setting that allows you to make calls from your iPhone using your connection to Wi-Fi. Updating your Wi-Fi calling address gives emergency services a location to reference to find you if you are ever in a dangerous situation.

From the Home screen, navigate to Settings -> Phone and tap Wi-Fi Calling. Then, tap Update Emergency Address.

update emergency address for wifi calling

An Updated Emergency Address gets transmitted to the emergency dispatcher for all 911 calls made over a Wi-Fi network. If address validation fails, then you’ll be prompted to enter a new address until a valid address is entered.

Check out our other article if you’re having issues with Wi-Fi calling on your iPhone!

Medical ID

Medical ID saves your personal health information on your iPhone, making it easily accessible if you ever find yourself in an emergency situation. You can save personal data such as your medical conditions, medical notes, allergies, medications, and much more.

To set this up, open the Health app and tap the Medical ID tab in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. Then, tap Create Medical ID.

how to create medical id on an iphone

Enter your personal information, then tap Done in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If you ever want to update your Medical ID, tap the Edit button.

If you haven’t added an emergency contact to your iPhone, now would be a good time! You can set up your emergency contacts in the Health app too.

Settings That Save Your Life!

You’ll now be more prepared if you ever find yourself in emergency situation. If you have ever used any of these settings, leave a comment below and let us know how they worked for you. Stay safe!

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iPhone Dark Mode: What It Is And How To Turn It On https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-dark-mode-what-it-is-how-to-turn-on/ https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-dark-mode-what-it-is-how-to-turn-on/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2019 15:27:37 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21612 You just installed iOS 13 on your iPhone and you want to try out Dark Mode. You’ve used the same color scheme on your iPhone for a decade now and you’re ready for a change. In this article, I’ll explain what iPhone Dark Mode is and how to turn it on! What Is iPhone Dark Mode? [...]

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You just installed iOS 13 on your iPhone and you want to try out Dark Mode. You’ve used the same color scheme on your iPhone for a decade now and you’re ready for a change. In this article, I’ll explain what iPhone Dark Mode is and how to turn it on!

What Is iPhone Dark Mode?

Dark Mode is a new iPhone color scheme with light text and a dark background as opposed to the standard dark text on a lighter background. Although Dark Mode is new to the iPhone, it has been around for awhile on other devices.

An iOS Dark Mode has been on the wishlist of iPhone users for awhile now. Apple finally delivered with iOS 13!

I Thought iPhones Already Had Dark Mode!

They did, sort of. When iOS 11 was released, Apple introduced Smart Invert Colors. The Smart Invert Colors (now Smart Invert on iOS 13) setting does essentially the same thing as Dark Mode — it inverts the basic iPhone color scheme, making light text appear on a dark background.

However, Smart Invert isn’t as universal as Dark Mode and many apps are incompatible with the color scheme change.

You can try out Smart Invert for yourself by heading to Settings -> Accessibility -> Smart Invert.

smart invert ios 13

How To Turn On Dark Mode On Your iPhone

Open Settings and tap Display & Brightness. Tap on Dark at the top of the screen under Appearance. When you do, your iPhone will be in Dark Mode!

turn on dark mode on iphone

You can also toggle Dark Mode on or off in Control Center. If you have an iPhone X or newer, swipe down from the upper right-hand corner of the screen. If you have an iPhone 8 or older, swipe up from the very bottom of the screen.

Once Control Center is open, press and hold down on the brightness slider. Tap the Appearance button to turn Dark Mode on or off.

turn on dark mode conrol center

Scheduling iPhone Dark Mode

iOS 13 also lets you schedule Dark Mode to automatically turn on at a certain time of day. This feature is especially useful for people who only want to use Dark Mode at night while they’re checking their iPhone before bed.

To schedule Dark Mode on your iPhone, turn on the switch next to Automatic by tapping it. When you do, an Options menu will appear. Tap on Options.

turn on automatic dark mode

From here, you can either choose to turn Dark Mode on between Sunset to Sunrise, or you can set up your own custom schedule.

dark mode appearance schedule

Dark Mode: Explained!

You now know everything you need to know about iPhone Dark Mode! What’s your favorite iOS 13 feature? Let us know in the comments section below!

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iPhone Ear Speaker Not Working? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-ear-speaker-not-working-heres-the-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-ear-speaker-not-working-heres-the-fix/#respond Thu, 04 Jul 2019 14:00:41 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21572 Are you having trouble hearing your best friend’s voice on the other end of your iPhone? Is your iPhone ear speaker just not working? In this article, I’ll explain how to fix your iPhone ear speaker when it just won’t cooperate! Turn Up The Volume When Making A Phone Call Before trying anything else, I recommend [...]

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Are you having trouble hearing your best friend’s voice on the other end of your iPhone? Is your iPhone ear speaker just not working? In this article, I’ll explain how to fix your iPhone ear speaker when it just won’t cooperate!

Turn Up The Volume When Making A Phone Call

Before trying anything else, I recommend turning up the volume when making a phone call. Keep in mind that you’ll have to adjust the volume during the phone call because these settings are independent of the other volume settings on your iPhone.

Remove The Case and Clean Out All The Speakers And Microphones

If adjusting the volume doesn’t do the trick, try removing the case and cleaning out all the speakers and microphones. Take a moment to think about how much dirt and dust particles your iPhone collects every day. If you haven’t cleaned your iPhone in awhile, it’s probably overdue.

Make sure to clean each speaker and microphone carefully. There is one microphone in the earpiece, one at the bottom next to the charging port, and one on the back of your iPhone near the camera lens. An anti-static brush or a brand new toothbrush is the best tool to get the job done. And remember to be gentle!

Turn Off Phone Noise Cancellation

Though Phone Noise Cancellation is a nifty feature, sometimes it does more harm than good. While it’s supposed to cancel background noise, it can sometimes make your calls sound a little wonky.

To turn off Phone Noise Cancellation, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Scroll down and turn off Phone Noise Cancellation.

turn off phone noise cancellation

Reset All Settings

Some software problems can be difficult to track down. That’s why we recommend resetting all the settings on your iPhone. This will reset everything in the iPhone Settings app back to factory defaults.

You’ll have to set up your wallpaper again, reenter your Wi-Fi passwords, reconnect your Bluetooth devices, and more. It’s a small price to pay to get your iPhone working normally again.

To Reset All Settings, open Settings and tap General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings.

how to reset all the settings on your iphone

Comparing Your Repair Options

If your iPhone ear speaker still isn’t working, it’s time to explore some repair options. The Apple Store is always willing and able to help you with your iPhone needs. If you have AppleCare+, the Apple Store should be your first trip. Just make sure to schedule an appointment first!

You can also count on Puls, a come-to-you maintenance company that focuses on technology. Either company is sure to fix the problem with your iPhone.

Check Out The UpPhone Comparison Tool

If all else fails, it might be time to get a new phone altogether. If this is the case, check out the UpPhone comparison tool to help in your search. This comparison tool makes shopping for a phone easy and painless!

I Can Hear You Now!

Your iPhone ear speaker is working and now can make phone calls again. The next time your iPhone ear speaker is not working, you’ll know what to do. Have any other questions? Comment below!

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iPhone Ringer Not Working? Here’s The Real Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-ringer-not-working-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-ringer-not-working-fix/#respond Mon, 01 Jul 2019 18:00:59 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21563 If you’re constantly on the move or super busy throughout the day, you know how important it is to hear texts and calls when they come through. However, even though you double-checked to make sure your ringer is on, you’re still missing calls! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone ringer is [...]

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If you’re constantly on the move or super busy throughout the day, you know how important it is to hear texts and calls when they come through. However, even though you double-checked to make sure your ringer is on, you’re still missing calls! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone ringer is not working!

First, Check The Basics

While this may seem like a no-brainer, check to make sure the Ring / Silent switch on the side of your iPhone is pulled toward the display. If it’s pushed towards the back, your iPhone is set on silent. Pull it forward to set it to ring.

Once you’re sure that it is set to ring, make sure the volume is turned up. You can do this in Settings or by using the volume buttons on the side of your iPhone.

If you want to use the volume buttons to adjust the volume, make sure the volume bar that comes on the screen says Ringer when you press them. If it says Volume, head to Settings to adjust the ringer volume.

turn on change with buttons settings

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Sounds & Haptics.
  3. Make sure “Change with Buttons” is switched on.
  4. You can use the volume bar on the screen to adjust the ringer volume or the volume buttons now.

Turn Off Do Not Disturb

If your ringer is on, but Do Not Disturb is also turned on, you won’t receive notifications for calls or texts. The easiest way to know if your iPhone is in Do Not Disturb mode is by looking for the moon in the upper right-hand corner of the display.

If you have an iPhone X or newer, you’ll know see moon icon when you open Control Center.

do not disturb icon control center

To turn off Do Not Disturb, open Settings and tap Do Not Disturb. If the switch is turned on like above, Do Not Disturb is on. You can tap the switch to turn it off.

You can also turn off Do Not Disturb in Control Center by tapping on the moon icon. You’ll know Do Not Disturb is on when the icon is lit up in Control Center.

toggle do not disturb in control center

Disconnect From Bluetooth

It’s possible that your iPhone is connected to a Bluetooth device and that your calls and texts are ringing there. To disconnect it, do this:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.
  3. Check to see if you’re connected to any devices.
  4. If you are, tap on blue i to its right.
  5. Tap Disconnect.

disconnect a bluetooth device

Reset All Settings

If none of the above worked for you, let’s try to reset all settings. This will reset everything in the Settings app back to factory defaults, which can often fix a deeper software issue. To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Scroll down and tap Reset.
  4. Tap Reset All Settings.

how to reset all the settings on your iphone

iPhone Repair Options

If even this doesn’t work, you might have a bigger problem on your hands. Check out our article on what do do if your iPhone speaker stops working or how to fix an iPhone that is stuck in headphone mode.

If it’s something serious, you might have to take it to Apple to be repaired. You can make an appointment at your nearest Apple Genius Bar. Another great iPhone repair option is Puls, a company that will send a certified technician directly to you!

If you have an older iPhone with a broken speaker, you may want to consider upgrading. Newer iPhones have amazing stereo speakers. Check out the UpPhone comparison tool to compare the latest phones!

Can You Hear Me Now?

Hopefully, now that you’ve reached the end of this article, your iPhone ringer is working again! You’ll never miss another important call or text again. If you have any extra questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below!

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Wi-Fi Calling Not Working On iPhone? Here’s The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/wi-fi-calling-not-working-on-iphone-heres-the-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/wi-fi-calling-not-working-on-iphone-heres-the-fix/#respond Thu, 27 Jun 2019 15:24:31 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21592 You’re trying to make a phone call, but you don’t have any service. Now would be a great time to use Wi-Fi calling, but that’s not working either. In this article, I’ll explain the steps to take when Wi-Fi calling isn’t working on your iPhone. Wi-Fi Calling, Explained. Wi-Fi calling is a great back-up when [...]

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You’re trying to make a phone call, but you don’t have any service. Now would be a great time to use Wi-Fi calling, but that’s not working either. In this article, I’ll explain the steps to take when Wi-Fi calling isn’t working on your iPhone.

Wi-Fi Calling, Explained.

Wi-Fi calling is a great back-up when you’re in an area with little or no cellular coverage. With Wi-Fi calling, you can make and receive phone calls using your connection to a nearby Wi-Fi network. Still, there can be problems that prevent this from working properly on your iPhone.

What You Can Do To Fix It

There are several reasons why Wi-Fi calling might not work on your iPhone. Here are a some steps you can take to try and fix the problem.

  1. Restart your iPhone. Sometimes, all you need to do to fix the problem is simply restart your phone. Press and hold the power button, then swipe the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone. If you have an iPhone X or newer, press and hold the side button and either volume button, then swipe the power icon across the display.
  2. Double-check that your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you’re not connected, you won’t be able to use Wi-Fi calling. Head to Settings -> Wi-Fi and make sure a check mark appears next to the name of a Wi-Fi network.
  3. Make sure Wi-Fi calling is turned on. To do this on your iPhone, go to Settings -> Cellular -> Wi-Fi Calling and turn it on. If you don’t see this option, your cell phone plan doesn’t include Wi-Fi calling. Check out UpPhone’s comparison tool to find a new plan that do es.
  4. Eject and reinsert the SIM card. Similar to restarting your iPhone, rebooting your SIM card may be all it takes to fix the problem. Check out our other article to learn where the SIM card tray is on your iPhone. Once you’ve found it, use a SIM card ejector tool or a straightened out paperclip to eject the SIM card. Push the tray back in to reseat your SIM card.
  5. Reset Network Settings. To do this, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. This erases your Wi-Fi settings, so you’ll have to reenter your passwords after the reset is complete. Keep in mind that this will it also reset the Cellular, Bluetooth, VPN, and APN settings on your iPhone. Check out our other article to learn more different types of iPhone resets.
  6. Contact your wireless carrier. If nothing else has worked, it may be worthwhile getting in touch with your wireless carrier. There could be an issue with your account that only a customer service representative can resolve.

Just One Wi-Fi Call Away!

No wireless carrier has 100% coverage, and that’s why Wi-Fi calling is a great backup. It’s an important feature to have, and now you know what to do if Wi-Fi calling is not working on your iPhone. Let us know how you fixed your Wi-Fi calling issue in the comments below!

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My iPhone Won’t Charge, But It Says It’s Charging! Here’s The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-wont-charge-but-says-its-charging-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-wont-charge-but-says-its-charging-fix/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 19:46:17 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21582 You plug your iPhone in and walk away. An hour later you come back to leave the house and to your surprise, the battery is just as dead as when you left it. Your iPhone says it’s charging, but clearly it has not. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone won’t [...]

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You plug your iPhone in and walk away. An hour later you come back to leave the house and to your surprise, the battery is just as dead as when you left it. Your iPhone says it’s charging, but clearly it has not. In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone won’t charge, but it says it’s charging!

There Must Be A Problem With The Battery, Right?

The software on your iPhone controls everything. If there is no increase in charge, it’s more likely than not that there’s an issue with the software, not the hardware. The steps below will help you diagnose and fix the real reason why your iPhone isn’t charging even though it says that it is.

I’d Rather Watch Than Read!

Great! Payette Forward’s iPhone experts David and David created a video walkthrough to help you solve this problem.

Hard Reset Your iPhone

A hard reset forces your iPhone to quickly restart, which can sometimes fix a software crash. It’s possible your iPhone crashed, making the display go black and giving off the appearance that your iPhone isn’t charging.

There are different ways to perform a hard reset depending on which iPhone that you have:

iPhone 8 and newer models

Press Volume Up and let go, then press Volume Down and let go, then press and hold the side button until the screen turns off and then turns back on. You can release the side button when the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and down the Volume Down button simultaneously. Keep holding both buttons until the screen turns black and the Apple logo appears.

iPhone 6 and earlier

Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo shows up on the screen.

Clean Out Your Charging Port

If a hard reset didn’t do the trick, try cleaning out the charging port. We recommend using an anti-static brush to do this, but if you don’t have one hanging around (most people don’t), you can use a clean, unused toothbrush instead. Just brush back and forth to loosen and dislodge any possible gunk or debris hiding in your charging port.

Try A Different Lightning Cable

If your iPhone is still refusing to charge even when it says it is, try using a different Lightning cable. There could be an issue with your Lightning cable, not your iPhone. While you’re at it, try a different charging too. A wall charger, laptop USB port, and a car charger are all good options.

Put Your iPhone In DFU Mode

The DFU (Device Firmware Update) restore is the most in-depth restore you can do on your iPhone. Before putting your iPhone in DFU mode, you’ll want to back it up to avoid losing all of your data, such as your contacts and photos. When you’re ready, check out our article to learn how to DFU restore your iPhone.

iPhone Repair Options

If none of our software troubleshooting steps fixed your iPhone’s charging issue, you’ll probably have to get it repaired.

Take your iPhone into your local Apple Store, especially if it’s still under warranty. We recommend setting up an appointment first to make sure someone is available as soon as you arrive. We also recommend Puls, an on-demand repair company that will send a vetted technician to you in as little as one hour.

Buying a new phone is often a cheaper option than paying for an expensive repair. Use the UpPhone phone comparison tool to find the best prices on phones from Apple, Samsung, Google, and more. We’ll help you find the best cell phone deals from every carrier, all in one place.

Fully Charged!

Without a charged battery, you can’t really do anything on your iPhone. Fortunately, you now know what to do wen your iPhone won’t charge, but it says it’s charging. Leave a comment below letting us know what worked for you!

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What Is 3D Touch On iPhone? Here’s The Truth! https://www.payetteforward.com/what-is-3d-touch-on-iphone/ https://www.payetteforward.com/what-is-3d-touch-on-iphone/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2019 16:00:54 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=21547 You just switched to an iPhone and you want to know more about 3D Touch. This often neglected tool has a lot of different uses! In this article, I’ll define what 3D Touch is, show you how to use it, and explain how it can be beneficial for you! What Is iPhone 3D Touch? iPhone [...]

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You just switched to an iPhone and you want to know more about 3D Touch. This often neglected tool has a lot of different uses! In this article, I’ll define what 3D Touch is, show you how to use it, and explain how it can be beneficial for you!

What Is iPhone 3D Touch?

iPhone 3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive feature on the iPhone 6s and newer models, excluding the iPhone XR. 3D Touch allows you to do more with certain apps and games. You can quickly take photos, reply to messages, preview web pages, make social media posts, and more.

How Do I Use 3D Touch?

To use 3D Touch, firmly press and hold down on an app icon or a notification on the Home screen. Your iPhone will then give you haptic feedback and a new menu will appear with quick actions.

app store 3d touch

How is 3D Touch Useful?

3D Touch can be helpful in many different ways. It allows you to preview and utilize different content and features without actually opening an app. For example, 3D Touch allows you to quickly take a selfie, record a video, or scan a QR code with the Camera app.

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How Do I Change 3D Touch Sensitivity?

You do have the option to change the sensitivity of 3D Touch. This will affect how hard you need to press and hold on the screen to activate it. To change the sensitivity of 3D Touch:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap on 3D Touch.
  5. Use the slider to adjust the sensitivity of the 3D Touch.

3d touch sensitivity

Can I Turn Off 3D Touch?

By default, 3D Touch is turned on. However, you can turn it off if you don’t need to use it. Follow these steps to turn off 3D Touch:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Accessibility.
  4. Tap on 3D Touch.
  5. Turn off the switch at the top of the screen by tapping it.

turn off 3d touch

To turn 3D Touch back on, repeat the steps above. This time, tap the switch at the top of the screen to turn 3D Touch on. You’ll know its on when the switch is green.

iPhone 3D Touch: Explained!

I hope this article helped you gain a better understanding of what iPhone 3D Touch is and how to use it! Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and family more about 3D Touch and how it is beneficial to iPhone users. If you have any other questions about 3D Touch, leave them in the comments section below.

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