How to Find Your iPhone's Serial Number
Matt Cone January 7, 2021
Every iPhone is assigned a unique serial number. This isn’t something you’ll need to know under normal circumstances, but if you ever need to check your AppleCare status or have Apple repair your iPhone, you’ll need to provide them with your iPhone’s serial number. Here’s how to find your iPhone’s serial number: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap General, and then tap About. Your iPhone’s serial number is displayed at the top of the page, as shown above.
How to Find Your iPhone's IMEI Number
Matt Cone January 7, 2021
Your iPhone has a unique identifier known as an IMEI, or International Mobile Equipment Identity number. This isn’t information you’ll need under normal circumstances, but this number can be used to unlock your iPhone and activate it with a different mobile carrier. You’ll need the IMEI number to unlock the iPhone and switch carriers. Here’s how to find your iPhone’s IMEI number: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap General, and then tap About.
Set Your iPhone's Clock to 24-Hour Time
Matt Cone January 6, 2021
Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as “military time,” to keep track of time. This is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and it’s the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments. Here’s how to set your iPhone’s clock to 24-hour time (military time): From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap General.
How to Find Your iPhone's IP Address
Matt Cone January 6, 2021
Your iPhone is assigned something called an IP address when it connects to a Wi-Fi network. Other devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network can use this unique identifier to transfer information to and from your iPhone. If this sounds confusing, it might help to think of an IP address as your iPhone’s home address. Just like physical mail, which is routed to your home via a unique address, digital information is routed to your iPhone using an IP address.
How to Turn Off Amber Alerts on your iPhone
Matt Cone January 5, 2021
By default, your iPhone will automatically notify you when local authorities issue an Amber alert or other public safety notification. These Amber alerts can be really annoying! They always seem to be sent at the most inconvenient times and the alert sound is absolutely horrendous. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to disable Amber alerts and public safety notifications. Here’s how to turn off Amber alerts on your iPhone: From the home screen, tap Settings.
How to Connect an iPhone to a Wi-Fi Network
Matt Cone January 1, 2021
If you’re a new iPhone owner, one of the first things you’ll want to learn how to do is connect your iPhone to a wireless network. That’s because there are certain times when your cellular data connection just won’t cut it, even if you have an unlimited data plan. Using Facetime, downloading and streaming content from iTunes, and even surfing the web can be painfully slow without a wi-fi connection.
Make Your iPhone Ask to Join Wi-Fi Networks
Matt Cone April 11, 2013
By default, your iPhone automatically connects to known wi-fi networks. (To stop an iPhone from automatically connecting, you can tell your iPhone to forget a wi-fi network.) But what happens if you take your iPhone to a new location? You’ll need to manually connect your iPhone to a wi-fi network. That’s a hassle. But if you have the foresight and inclination, you can save yourself time in the future by making your iPhone ask to join wi-fi networks when no known networks are available.
How to Find Your iPhone's MAC Address
Matt Cone March 25, 2013
Your iPhone’s Wi-Fi interface has a permanent, unique serial number called a media access control (MAC) address. Some universities and employers may request your iPhone’s MAC address to monitor or limit your access to certain Wi-Fi networks. MAC addresses can also be used for less nefarious purposes. For example, if your iPhone is stolen on a university’s campus, the IT department may be able to use its MAC address to trigger an alert when the criminal connects your iPhone to a university network.
How to Wirelessly Sync Your iPhone
Matt Cone February 6, 2013
For years, the only way to sync the music, movies, photos, and other content on your Mac was to physically connect it to your iPhone with a USB cable. Of course, that’s still an option. But if you own an iPhone running iOS 5 or later and a Mac with iTunes 10.5 or later, there’s an even better way to sync content to your iPhone: wirelessly and automatically. This tutorial shows you how to cut the cord.
How to Find Your iPhone's Phone Number
Matt Cone January 7, 2013
When you activate a new iPhone, your carrier provides you with documentation that contains the iPhone’s phone number. But if you haven’t yet committed the phone number to memory, or if you live in the United States and use a different phone number with Google Voice, you may need a quick way to find your iPhone’s number. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to do it as long as your iPhone is already activated with a standard SIM card.