iPhone Calling

Make and Use Alias iPhone Numbers with Burner

Now you can protect the privacy of your phone number with the iPhone app Burner. Not only can you create a temporary alias phone number that will appear as your caller ID with outgoing calls, the number will kick incoming calls to your line and/or an anonymous voicemail automatically. The numbers work with text messaging as well.

iPhone app Burner

When you're finished using the number it can be deleted forever. The developer Ad Hoc Labs explains that Burner numbers are great for "dating, job searches, short-term projects, craigslist transactions, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media" or for any other time you don't want to distribute your real phone number.

How can I store an international number in iPhone Contacts?

Dialing an international number on the iPhone requires the "+" symbol ahead of the phone number. The Contacts app can store these numbers so they can be dialed automatically.

Create a contact or navigate to an existing contact and select the phone number field. To add "+" when storing an international phone number, touch the button in the lower left hand corner of the keypad marked "+*#". This will switch the number keypad over to symbols and the "+" sign will appear where the 0 (zero) button was.

iPhone 4S Audio Problems: Fixed with iOS 5.1 Update?

Some iPhone 4S users are experiencing a strange, involuntary mute when dialing out using their mobile devices. The problem is that the person dialing out can't hear anything on the other end of the line, not even a ringing phone. People receiving the calls can hear the iPhone 4S owner just fine. An Apple discussion page titled Outgoing call no audio started almost immediately after the iPhone 4S was released and has leap over to additional discussions.

iphone 4s audio mute call

Although Apple was quick to respond to complaints about iPhone 4S battery life being shorter than expected, there's no official word on whether or not a fix is in the works for the audio issue. Some iPhone owners who experienced the problem were able to correct the issue with a full restore. Others who have not had luck fixing the problem have begun to call the issue Audiogate.


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