General

How can I rename my iPhone?

Looking to change the name of your iPhone to something more original than "iPhone"? There are two ways to change the name of your iPhone. You can change the iPhone name without a computer, or by using iTunes. Here are instructions for each:

- On the iPhone, navigate to Settings -> General -> About -> Name. Enter the new name in the Name field. Tap the Done button.

How can I opt out of Apple diagnostics / Carrier IQ on the iPhone?

First off, Apple has issued a statement regarding the controversial Carrier IQ software. iOS 5 devices do not run the Carrier IQ software package (IQRD) and Apple will be completely removing all references to the software in a future update. Even without Carrier IQ, the iPhone can still send diagnostic and usage data to Apple daily to help Apple improve its products.

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Where can I download an iPhone user manual / guide?

Apple has published iPhone user guides for several generations of iPhones. These support manuals can be viewed directly on your iPhone using the Apple iPhone in-browser user guide. This link will automatically display the manual that best matches your iPhone and operating system.

iPhone user guides are also released as PDF files which can be viewed on a computer or printed out for future reference. See a list of available user guides in PDF format below:

What is iPhone airplane mode?

Airplane mode ensures your iPhone complies with airline regulations by shutting off all wireless signals from the device when boarding a plane to prevent interference.

To turn on airplane mode, navigate to Settings -> Airplane Mode -> ON. This will prevent cellular phone calls and data, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth signals from being emitted from your iPhone. When activated, an airplane icon appears in the status bar of your iPhone home screen.

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