Ankur Thakur

Ankur has been an Apple user for seven years. He uses a MacBook Pro and two iPhones to write articles. At iDB, Ankur focuses on iPhone tips and how-tos. Besides writing about Apple, he likes to watch tech videos, romantic and comedy movies, listen to old songs, and eat pizza and chicken. Twitter: @ankuriGB

Not getting notifications on iPhone? 16 ways to fix this

Fix for not getting notifications on iPhone

Notifications are a big part of your smartphone life. If you are not receiving all, a few, or some particular app's notifications on your iPhone, you'll miss important updates from family members, friends, office, potential jobs, banks, and more. To fix this, here are 16 solutions to solve issues related to call, text, and app notifications. After following these, you should start getting regular alerts on your iPhone and iPad.

How to stop your iPhone from converting image file formats (PNG to JPG) when AirDropping them

How to stop iPhone from converting images before sending

Are you sending images via AirDrop from your iPhone to Mac, and the image format changes while transferring? For instance, you have the image in PNG format on your iPhone, but after sharing it with AirDrop, it appears on the Mac as a JPG file. If you face a similar situation, here's how to transfer images from iPhone to Mac in original file format, at full-quality with all its Exif data and everything.

How to fix WhatsApp not working on iPhone

How to fix WhatsApp not working on iPhone

WhatsApp is the most popular messaging app, and even iPhone users love it as, unlike iMessage, it allows cross-platform communication. However, if WhatsApp is not working on your iPhone, we have the solutions to fix it.

So, whether WhatsApp or WhatsApp Business is not connecting or stuck on the connecting screen, not receiving new messages, not sending new text notifications, failing to make voice and video calls, or having any such problems, here are the fixes. Let us get your WhatsApp working again!

How to listen, delete, and ask Amazon not to save your Alexa voice recordings

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Echo is a series of smart voice assistant devices by Amazon. You can review and listen to voice commands given to Alexa on your Amazon Echo, inside the Alexa app, and any other device with Alexa built in. From here, you can delete the voice recordings individually or in bulk. The settings also allow you to stop saving your Echo recordings. Finally, you can even ask Amazon to no longer use your Alexa voice recordings for evaluation and training purposes. This'll ensure no human hired by Amazon listens to them. In this guide, we show you how to do all these using the Alexa app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, and the Amazon website in a browser on Mac or PC.

What is Private Session in Spotify and how to enable it

Green Spotify logo and text on a very light gray background

Spotify lets you follow artists and people. Similarly, others can follow you. By default, what you are listening to on Spotify can be seen by your friends and followers. But if you want to hide this, here's how to turn on Private Session. Plus, we also tell you its consequences and an alternative solution.

How to merge and split PDF documents on iPhone and iPad

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We share school documents, college projects, rent agreements, payment invoices, and more as PDFs. At times, it becomes necessary to merge two or more PDFs into a single file. For example, to combine three monthly invoices for a quarterly report. Similarly, sometimes you might want to split one big PDF into two or more parts. Like, while doing a group project using a big reference PDF. It is easy to merge and split PDFs straight from your iPhone or iPad. You can use the Files app, third-party iOS/iPadOS apps, Apple Shortcuts apps, and more. Let us show you multiple free ways to do this.

How to turn on Dark Mode in Google Maps on iPhone

Google Maps in Dark Mode on iPhone

While using Google Maps at night, you may want to enable its Dark Mode to keep things easy on the eyes. On iPhone with an OLED screen (iPhone X, XS, 11 Pro, 12, and 13 series), switching to Dark Mode can also help extend the battery life giving you a few more minutes of navigation. So, if you are wondering how to use iOS Google Maps in a dark theme, here are the steps to do that. Plus, if you do not see the option for Dark Mode in Google Maps, we have a solution to fix that.

How to unlock your iPhone with your voice

How to unlock your iPhone with your voice

You usually unlock your iPhone using Face ID, Touch ID, or by entering the correct passcode. In addition to these, there is an accessibility setting that lets you unlock your iPhone using your voice. All you have to do is set up the voice command in the Voice Control feature and then say that phrase to unlock and get inside the iPhone. In this guide, we will show you how to do that. We also have a video demonstrating this. Finally, don't forget to see the drawbacks so that you can make an informed decision about using iPhone voice unlock.