Don't waste money on a bumper cover from Apple to save the reception on your new iPhone. In this clip, learn how to take a simple rubberband and solve all of your dropped call worries! This method is cheap, easy and well worth a shot. Best of all? It seems to work with all mod ...more
iOS 6 and above freezes on iPhone 4 and 4s randomly. Step 1. Your phone should have Assistive Touch enabled. Step 2. When the phone freezes, tap on Assistive Touch and click on Voice Control. Step 3. Speak a name to dial from your address book and wait until the dialer pad a ...more
Having trouble with your iPhone 4 voice reception? You're not alone. Thankfully Apple has made it clear with press release after press release that it's not their fault, it's ours. And they're right! Apple can only do so much; if people keep messing up so badly they're going t ...more
When a phone has only one main button, it can be pretty frustrating when that one button doesn't really work anymore. If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Yep, the Home button, which is prone to unresponsiveness and lag. Most users blame the ...more
There are definitely some great things about iOS 7, but like any good piece of software, it's got some things to kink out—and how wallpapers work seems to be one of the biggest issues, since it's so much different than in previous iOS versions. We've seen tons of questions po ...more
As we go about our daily grind, our smartphones and tablets take a silent beating. Dirt, dust, oil, and grime that our hands have picked up immediately gets transferred over to our shiny pocket-sized computers every time we check the time or look for new notifications, and ove ...more
Many of you who tried to wake up to your iPhone's alarm clock this morning didn't. Reports say that after the stroke of midnight last night, the alarm clock application on all iOS 4 devices simply didn't work— unless you set a recurring alarm. Something like this happened to ...more
This video is about how to fix an iPod Touch that will not open applications. You fix it by pressing and holding the power or home button which will restart your iPod that will only take a few minutes. If this does not work, fix it by uninstalling or deleting all the applicati ...more
The iPhone 4 is one of the most divisive pieces of consumer electronics ever released. Its defective antenna has ruffled the feathers of even the most diehard Apple enthusiasts. This video will show you how to fix the antennagate issue using only some Scotch tape, which when a ...more
If you're feeling particularly handy, you can try using this video to fix a jammed iPhone power button. In it you'll learn how to completely disassemble and then reassemble your iPhone. If you've got the right tools lying around, you might just be able to save yourself a lengt ...more
In this video, we learn how to fix a wet phone using rice! Before you begin, you will need to turn your phone off and take the back off and battery out. After you do this, take a bag of Basmati rice and place the phone inside of it. If there is a reseal on the top of the rice ...more
Restoring your Apple device to factory settings is the last ditch way to fix an otherwise unfixable problem with your iPod or iPhone. But what to do when even that doesn't work? You may need to update iTunes, and if that doesn't work, here are a few other ideas you can use to ...more
Sometimes, if dust and debris gets stuck in your AirPhone jack, it might make your iPhone think that you're wearing a jack and shorts out the audio. If you think this might have happened, check your jack with a flashlight and gently dislodge the dust.
Normally, your computer will automatically detect your Apple device when you plug it in, but if that's not working, here are a couple of solutions. Always make sure your USB drivers are up to date, and then try a reboot. If that doesn't work, make sure that your USB cord is un ...more
If you accidentally drop your cell phone into the water all you need to do is blow dry it for 10 minutes. This will not always work, but it has a very high chance of working.
The iPhone 4 shipped with a poorly designed antenna that can be disabled simply by holding the phone in the manner that most people hold phones. To make matters worse, when asked about it, Steve Jobs responded like the snooty prick that he is, saying that people should just ch ...more
Smartphones are almost completely controlled through touchscreens now, but most of them still rely on physical buttons to turn it on or adjust volume. When those buttons stop working, you've got trouble (especially if it's your Home button). Dujo, a user on Sugru's website, h ...more
Apple has acknowledged a problem with the sleep/wake key, better known as the power button, on a certain number of iPhone 5's manufactured through March 2013. As a result, the company has announced the iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Replacement Program, which will replace the powe ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix a frozen iPod or an iPod with water damage. Begin by shifting the iPod into hold mode. Then push back the hold switch. Now hold the center and menu button until the apple logo appears. To take care of water damage, put the iPod ...more
Fix your wet phones by drying them in rice.
The iPhone is an indispensable part of it's owners lives, and very fragile. If yours has broken and you don't want to shell out the cost of the phone again to have it fixed, watch this video for an easy guide to repairing a broken screen and digitizer (touchpad) using parts yo ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix the Wi-Fi problem on an iPod Touch or iPhone. Begin by clicking on Settings and select General. Then scroll down to click on General and select Reset Network Settings. When a confirmation window pops up, click on "Reset Network ...more
Today's Tech shows you how to fix a cell phone or computer that has gotten wet or jammed. With a wet cell phone, you must act quickly or it may be permanently damaged. The first thing you should do after pulling it out of the water is to take the battery and SIM card out. Dry ...more
Learn what to do if you drop your phone in the pool or water.
I can't believe it, but I've actually read about dozens of people getting their iTouch, iPhone, or iPad stuck in a bricked recovery loop and then going out to buy a new one. This is overly unnecessary. When it gets stuck in the recovery loop, some people mistake themselves by ...more
We recently ran into a serious iPhone 6 issue here in the Gadget Hacks office, where the device was stuck in an infinite bootloop with intermittent red and blue screens (of death?) and an unresponsive touchscreen and buttons. From what we can tell, we weren't alone, though som ...more
If you've ever had issues charging your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, like most other Apple products, the culprit to blame is usually a frayed or damaged cord. It's a common design flaw due to thinness of the cables and the weak sheath surrounding them, but it's not always the ...more
A simple tutorial on how to fix your iphone or ipod touch from a Bricked state. A brick is frozen and pretty incapacitated. It happens sometimes when you try to jailbreak. This is a method of getting it unbricked. It's pretty straight forward.
Some users are experiencing difficulties using the MSS picture messaging and FaceTime voice chat features on their jailbroken iPhone 4. This tutorial shows you an easy fix after jailbreaking your phone - all you need to do is go into Cydia and upgrade all packages in order to ...more
If you jailbroke your iPhone 3G or iPod 2G with redsn0w, you may encounter a problem when upgrading to iOS 4. If you have recently upgraded and your iBooks is not functioning properly, check out this clip and learn what happened and how to fix it. Happy reading! Important lin ...more
In this video, we learn how to fix and iPod touch LCD screen that is too dim/won't light up. First, open up the back case of the device and take out the battery. Make sure not to disconnect the battery that is attached to the battery. After this, take a tool, which you can pur ...more
Some people (including myself) are seeing a "Hold" button instead of the "FaceTime" button when calling people on our new iPhone 4. It turns out this problem comes from a bug where Apple disables FaceTime on the iPhone 4 if you restored from an iPhone 3G. To get your missing ...more
If you've already jailbroken your iPhone, but noticed that you are missing your cellular data network tab, check out this video. You will need Cydia, Winterboard, and be jailbroken on 3.0 of course. Below is the source that needs to be added to Cydia: http://xsellize.com/cydi ...more
With the new iOS 4.2 (and 4.2.1) firmware for all mobile Apple devices, printing from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch has become easy… well, maybe not. Despite the new AirPrint software in iOS 4.2, it can still be difficult to print papers and photos from your mobile device si ...more
So.. you spent 200, 300 or even 600 bucks on your new iPhone and now you have no reception! It seems as though Apple was so busy developing cool new apps for it's latest creation that it forgot about the fact that its.. oh right.. also a PHONE. If your new iPhone 4 cuts out ev ...more
In this how to video, you will learn how to replace a broken iPhone screen. This screen is called a front panel. First, turn off the iPhone. Open the repair kit and look up the instructions. First, remove the screws at the bottom. Next, use a suction cup and pull the front ass ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix YouTube on an iPhone or iPod Touch. Users will need to have their device jail-broken. Begin by open Cydia and wait for it to load. Then click on Manage and select Sources. Now click on Edit, select Add, type in the address: http ...more
Battery draining super quickly after flashing your iPhone to 6.15.00? This video will teach you everything you need to know to resolve the problem. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to try this fix for yourself, watch this hacker's how-to.
Faced with an 3194 error? There's no need to worry. This video will teach you everything you need to know to resolve it. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to try this fix for yourself, watch this hacker's how-to.
Faced with an 1015 error? This video will teach you everything you'll need to know to resolve it. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to try this fix for yourself, watch this hacker's how-to.
Faced with a 1600, 1601, 1602, 1603 or 1604 error when loading custom firmware on your Apple iPhone with iReb 4.1? Take heart: this jailbreaker's guide will teach you how to fix it. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this tutorial can present a complete walkthrough of the proce ...more
Plugged into the earphone jack, but you're not getting any audio? Sometimes, if you remove and then plug the audio jack back in, that may fix your problem by forcibly having the iPhone recognize the earphone and reroute the audio.
iTunes not letting you sync your iPhone? This clip from CNET TV offers a useful fix. Whether you're the proud owner of an Apple iPhone 3G or perhaps just considering picking one up second hand, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more information, includi ...more
If you're like us and totally abuse that "replay" button on Taio Cruz's music video for "Higher," then you know just how important YouTube is for those neverending car rides home from school. But what happens when YouTube isn't working as well as you'd like? Or, worse yet, if ...more
Have you ever dropped your iPhone or iPod in water? Learn how to fix it here. Water can be very damaging to electronics because of its conductivity. You can avoid short circuiting your device by following the directions in this tutorial. Discover why water can hurt your electr ...more
Look at the Main Menu on our screen. If the Icons on the screen do not respond to your commands, it means that the system is corrupted. To fix this problem, hold and press down the Power and Menu button at the same time for about 6-8 seconds or until you see a black and white ...more
If you enter in your password incorrectly too many times, your iPod will lock. If it locks too many times, you may need to unlock it. This tutorial shows you how to reset your iPod to undo the lock so you can keep using your iPod. This will let you unlock someones password on ...more
Sometimes when you answer a call you are unable to hear it unless you use your earbuds or a Bluetooth headset. This is because the earpiece speaker no longer appears to function. This happens when the iPhone thinks the earbuds are still plugged in (because the plug is fouled w ...more
Hey iPhone jailbreakers! Did you jailbreak your 2G/3G iPhone and then update to firmware 4.1? Yeaah. Now you've got a shiny little brick, don't you. Well, this video will help you get free (again) from the clutches of those clever guys in Cupertino. Apple doesn't like people m ...more
Have a broken "Home" button on your iPhone 3G? In this video tutorial, learn ways of possibly fixing a sticking or broken HOME button, or any other buttons on your iPhone 3GS, by simply restarting and reboting your system. Fix a sticking HOME button on the iPhone 3G. Click thr ...more
In this video the instructor shows how to repair the volume on your iPhone. This video advices caution and is not responsible for any damage caused to your property. While using iPhone people often face different kinds of problems with volume like low volume or no volume at al ...more
While clicking random links on the internet probably isn't the best idea to begin with, now you can rest easy knowing that your iPhone won't repeatedly dial 911 after tapping a malicious link in Twitter, Facebook, or other apps that use iOS's WebView. The links in question, w ...more
Jamming out to the newest beats can be a problem if your speakers don't work. I've been having some issues with my iPhone speakers and was looking for some quick fixes when I stumbled upon this quick fix from Saw Tun that uses just a cotton swab. Video: . Now, this fix will no ...more
Apple has finally addressed and issued a fix for Error 53, a "safety" mechanism that would prevent your iPhone from booting if you had certain repairs done outside of Apple's official channels. Essentially, if you had a repair done to fix a broken Touch ID on your iPhone 6, 6 ...more
When the first version of iOS 7 was released, there was a wealth of awesome new features, but there was also a lot to complain about. The biggest issue by far was, and still is, how custom home and lock screen wallpapers work on iPads and iPhones. Previously, when you set a c ...more
Bugs are usually bad news for phone owners, ranging from mild annoyances to downright dangerous. Sometimes, the patch released to fix the problem messes things up even more. An iOS bug discovered Monday might not fit into any of these categories, as it is difficult to activate ...more
The official release of iOS 8 was highly anticipated, but the truth is it may have been a little premature on Apple's part. Since its debut only a week ago, plenty of bugs and issues have been reported across the various compatible iPhone models. Just seven days after iOS 8 c ...more
The world of mobile gaming is flush with MMORPGs that entice players with console-quality graphics and gameplay, intense co-op dungeons similar to World of Warcraft, and epic loot that'll give you a leg up over your competition. While there are games like Order & Chaos that ne ...more
If your iPhone is rebooting or your Messages app is constantly crashing, you might be the victim of a recently discovered iOS exploit. This exploit allows pretty much anyone with a smartphone to send you a text message attack that can reboot your iPhone, as well as crash your ...more
We've all seen the blue screen of death at least one time in our lives. I grew up using a Windows PC about the size of a small refrigerator and that damn screen popped up at least once a day. Thankfully, errors like these happen much less often, but now that our smartphones ha ...more