Don't-Miss iPhone Stories

Maintain app organization when restoring iOS devices

If you have to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a backup, here's how to retain all your folders and other carefully crafted app organization.

Open iOS Safari to a blank page

Tired of iOS Safari loading old pages, or popping up your bookmarks, when you just want to open a new Web page? Here's how to open Safari to a new page.

Use Bluetooth to tether your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad

Apple's recent iOS 4.3 update adds Bluetooth tethering to every iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad capable of running that version of the mobile operating system. This lets any of those devices obtain an Internet connection from an iPhone with its sharing feature enabled. Glenn Fleishman shows you how it's done and tells you why you'd want to do it.

How to manage your kids' iOS app purchases

If you're about hand over an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your child, here are some quick steps you should take to make sure they don't inadvertently spend you out of house and home.

Connect an Android phone to Mac OS X's Internet Sharing

Glenn Fleishman does a little detective work to figure out why an Android smartphone can't connect to the software base station on a MacBook Pro.

How to extract media files from your iPod or iOS device

It's always a good idea to back up your iTunes library. But if disaster does strike, you may not be completely out of luck -- assuming you've synced a good portion of your library to an iPod, iPhone, or iPad.

How to set up Find My iOS device on your iPhone and iPad

Did you know that you can find a misplaced iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad from your computer? All it takes is a little forethought and these setup instructions.

Using the Personal Hotspot on your AT&T iPhone

Curious as to how the new Personal Hotspot feature in iOS 4.3 works on an iPhone that runs on AT&T's network? Glenn Fleishman has all the details on getting started, staying secure, and managing your Personal Hotspot.

Using the Personal Hotspot on your Verizon iPhone

The Personal Hotspot feature turns a Verizon Wireless-flavored iPhone into a portable Wi-Fi router with an Internet connection provided by the mobile broadband network to which it's connected. Glenn Fleishman walks you through the ins and outs of this new iPhone feature.

Tips and tricks for iPhone newcomers

CIO.com's Tom Kaneshige has some words of wisdom to share with soon-to-be Verizon iPhone 4 customers.

Listen to FLAC audio files on iOS devices

Neither iTunes nor any Apple hardware natively supports FLAC files, but there are apps that can let you listen to FLAC files on your iOS device: Dan Leehr's FLAC Player, and FastIntelligence's Golden Ear.

Syncing multiple Google calendars to iPhone

Problem: You want to sync the Google calendars of all your loved ones with your iPhone. Solution: Google Sync. Here's how.

Create a custom iPhone 4 case

Do-it-yourself sites inspire imaginative designs for original iPhone cases and covers. Here's where you can go to create a unique holiday gift.

When iTunes and iPhones disagree

Is iTunes having problems getting along with your iPhone or other iOS device? If so, you may be surprised at these two unlikely but effective solutions.

Setting up iPhone tethering

The iPhone can access high-speed mobile data and voice networks. So why not use your smartphone's data connection with your laptop instead of having to buy a separate 3G modem or cellular router for the computer and pay a separate monthly service fee? In this excerpt from Take Control of iPhone and iPod Touch Networking, Glenn Fleishman walks you through the finer points of iPhone tethering.