Problems and solution for iPhone / iPod / iPad
Low battery symbol is displayed.
The iPhone does not have enough energy and needs to be recharged for ten minutes before you can start using it.
iPhone does not respond to input
IPhone may be dead. Connect your iPhone to your computer or power adapter for charging.
Press and hold the "Home" button under the screen for at least six seconds until the program used is closed.
If this measure does not help, turn off the iPhone and turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep button at the top of the iPhone for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep button until the Apple logo appears.
If this does not work, restart your iPhone. Press and hold the Sleep button and Home button for at least ten seconds until the Apple logo appears.
After reset, the iPhone does not respond to input
Reset iPhone settings. Select: Settings / General / Reset / Reset all settings. All your settings are reset, but data and media files are not deleted.
If this does not work, remove all content from the iPhone.
If this does not work, restore the iPhone software.
The message “Accessory not supported by iPhone” appears.
The accessory you have connected may not work with the iPhone. Check that there are no debris in the dock connector.
ITunes connection screen is displayed
Required to activate the iPhone. Connect iPhone to your computer and open iTunes, if it doesn’t open automatically.
Sync not working
IPhone battery may need to be recharged.
Disconnect other USB devices from the computer and connect iPhone to another USB 2.0 port of the computer (and not the keyboard).
Turn the iPhone off and on again. Press and hold the Sleep button at the top of the iPhone for a few seconds until the red slider appears, then drag the slider. Then press and hold the Sleep button until the Apple logo appears. Click "Unblock" and enter the pin-code of your sim-card, if the sim-card is locked.
Restart the computer and reconnect the iPhone to the computer. Install or reinstall the latest version of iTunes.
Contacts, calendars or bookmarks are not synced.
Install or reinstall the latest version of iTunes. If you set up a MobileMe or Microsoft Exchange account on iPhone, iTunes will not sync contacts, calendars, and bookmarks in the Info panel of settings on the iPhone. You want to disable in MobileMe or Exchange all the items you want to sync via iTunes. In the "Settings" section, click "Mail, Contacts, Calendars," click on a MobileMe or Exchange account, and deselect all items that you want to sync via iTunes. If you have both a MobileMe account and an Exchange account, you should deselect these items for both accounts. If you deselect contacts or calendars in your MobileMe or Exchange account, this contact or calendar information will no longer be available through the iPhone.
You do not want to sync information from iPhone to computer
Replace contacts, calendars, email accounts or bookmarks on your iPhone with information from a computer. To do this, open iTunes. When connecting iPhone to a computer, hold down the Command-Option key (if you are using a Mac) or Shift-Control (if you are using a PC) until the iPhone appears in the iTunes sidebar. As a result, the automatic synchronization of the iPhone will be prevented. In the iTunes sidebar, select iPhone and select the Information tab. In the “Replace information on this iPhone,” select “Contacts,” “Calendars,” “Email Accounts,” or “Bookmarks.” If required, you can select multiple positions. Click "Apply". Information of the selected type is erased from the iPhone and replaced with information from the computer. The next time you sync, your iPhone will sync in the usual way, with the addition of information entered on your iPhone to your computer, and vice versa.
Email attachment does not open
This type of file may not be supported. iPhone supports the following file formats for email attachments: .doc, .docx, .htm, .html, .key, .numbers, .pages, .pdf, ppt, .pptx, .txt, .vcf, .xls, .xlsx .
Unable to deliver email (timed out for port 25)
You may need to change the outgoing server port setting for one of your accounts.
Make sure the volume is not turned off completely.
Disconnect and reconnect the headphones. Make sure the headphone jack is fully inserted.
Music on the iPhone may be suspended. To resume playback, try pressing the microphone button on the headset. Or, on the Home screen, tap iPod, tap Now Playing, then tap the play button.
Check if volume limit is set. On the Home screen, select: Settings / iPod / Restricts. volume.
If the output port of the optional docking station is used, check that the external speakers or the stereo system is turned on and working properly.
The song, video, or other item does not play.
Perhaps the song is encoded in a format that the iPhone does not support. iPhone supports audio files of the following formats: .aac (m4a, m4b, m4p up to 320 Kbps), Apple Lossless (high quality compressed format), .mp3 (up to 320 Kbps), .mp3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR), .wav .aa (audible.com speech, formats 2, 3, and 4) .aax (audible.com speech, AudibleEnhanced format), .aiff. This list includes formats for audio books and podcasts.
iPhone supports the following video file formats: H.264 (Baseline Profile Level 3.0), MPEG-4 (Simple Profile).
The song, encoded in Apple Lossless format, has CD sound quality, but takes only half the space compared to a song in .aiff or .wav format. The same song in the .aac or .mp3 format takes up even less space. When you import music from a CD using iTunes, the default content is converted to .aac format.
Using iTunes for Windows, you can convert unprotected .wma files to .aac or .mp3 format. This feature is of interest when there is data in the media library that is encoded in the .wma format.
iPhone does not support .wma, MPEG Layer 1, MPEG Layer 2 audio files and the audible.com 1 format.
If there are songs or videos in the iTunes library that are not supported by the iPhone, you can convert them to an iPhone-supported format. For more information, see iTunes Help.
Backups can be created in the following ways:
- After the iPhone is set up to sync with a specific computer, iTunes automatically creates a backup of the iPhone on that computer when it syncs. iTunes does not automatically back up an iPhone that is not configured to sync with this computer. If you set up your iPhone to automatically sync with iTunes on a specific computer, iTunes will back up your iPhone every time it is connected to your computer. Automatic synchronization is on by default. iTunes creates only one backup each time you connect a device, even if it’s been synced several times before it was disconnected.
- If you decide to update the software on your iPhone, iTunes will automatically back up your iPhone, even if it is not configured to sync with iTunes on this computer.
- If you decide to restore the iPhone software, iTunes will prompt you to back up the iPhone before restoring. If you are using a Bluetooth headset or car kit from an iPhone and you are restoring a setting, you must reconfigure it to work with an iPhone to use a Bluetooth device.
Restore from backup
You can restore settings, downloaded programs, and other information from a backup, or use this feature to transfer these items to another iPhone device. For this:
- Connect your iPhone to the computer with which you usually sync.
- In the iTunes sidebar, select iPhone and select the Browse tab.
- Select “Restore” to reinstall the iPhone software, restore the default settings and delete the data stored on the iPhone. In iTunes, you can also restore from backup without deleting data stored on your iPhone.
Deleted data becomes unavailable through the iPhone user interface, but it is not permanently erased from the iPhone until it is replaced with new data. When prompted, select the option to restore the settings, downloaded programs, and other information from the backup, and select the backup you want to use. Several backups are listed separately for each device in chronological order, the most recent backup copies follow first.
You can delete an iPhone backup from the list of backups in iTunes. This may be necessary, for example, if a backup was created on another user's computer. For this:
- In iTunes, open iTunes preferences. For Windows, select: Edit / Preferences. For Mac, select iTunes / Preferences.
- Select "Devices" (iPhone connection is not required).
- Select the backup you want to delete and click Delete Backup.
- Confirm the deletion of the selected backup by clicking "Delete Backup".
- Click OK to close the iTunes settings window.
Update and restore iPhone software
You can use iTunes to update or reinstall iPhone software, restore default settings, and delete all iPhone data. In the case of an iPhone device update, your software is updated, but the downloaded programs, settings, and songs are not affected. When restoring, the newest version of the iPhone software is restored, the default settings are restored and the data stored on the iPhone is deleted, including downloaded programs, songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information and all other data. In iTunes, you can also restore from backup without deleting data stored on your iPhone. Deleted data becomes unavailable through the iPhone user interface, but it is not permanently erased from the iPhone until it is replaced with new data.
IPhone update and repair
- Check that you have an Internet connection and that the latest version of iTunes is installed.
- Connect the iPhone to the computer.
- In the iTunes sidebar, select iPhone and select the Browse tab.
- Click "Check for Updates." iTunes will tell you if there is a newer version of the iPhone software.
- Click “Update” to install the latest software version. Or click "Restore" to complete the recovery. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.