iPhone App?

It seems the iPhone app for Instructables doesn't work for me on my iPod Touch. When i try to download it, a message pops up saying "The item you tried to buy is no longer aailable." Any ideas on how i could get it to work.

Asked by LiquidLightning 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Iphone dead?? Answered

I was trying to upload a video to youtube with my Iphone, and the screen went black. Iv'e tried everything. The battery isn't dead. What can I do before I goto the apple store?

Asked by rec0n 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


iPhone Pirates!

From Wired:"The iPhone's App Store is becoming an increasingly juicy target for pirates, who have illegally cracked 20 percent of paid applications for free distribution.Apple's App Store offers about 25,000 paid apps, and iPhone analytics company Medialets estimates at least 5,000 have been pirated. The company also said it has tracked dozens of apps with as high as a 100-to-1 pirated-to-paid ratio."That's one fifth of Apple's applications for the iphone! LinkWhat do you guys think? Do any of you use the pirated apps? Most of us have heard all the downsides to pirating, are there upsides to pirating? Opinions welcome; discuss!

Posted by drinkmorecoffee 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Instructables for iPhone

Don't you hate it, when you've finished building something outside and you've forgotten your camera? Can't wait to publish an instructable when you're out and about, and have no access to a computer? Both of these have happened to me, and I had a good idea. I propose an iPhone app for instructables. This app would be better than browsing on your internet browser on the iPhone because it would be made for the iPhone screen rather than for a 16:9 monitor. I think that it should have at least the following features:  * Offline Instructable Editor  * Instructable uploader  * Online instructable browser  * User page, in which you can check comments and edit your profile etc.  * Onboard instructable saver - instead of having to go online and browse the site to find the instructable again, the app could have, for example, 2MB of allocated memory in which to save one or more simple pdf files or similar of instructables, which may be viewed at any time, even when the internet connection is faulty. I truly believe that this has potential, and I just hope that the admins see this. I don't have the means, funds or time to make this app but hopefully somebody does.  Feel free to post any more ideas, as this would be a community app and I'd like it to be suitable for as many people as possible. 

Posted by The Jamalam 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iPhone Chargers

I have seen many 'ibles on battery-powered USB chargers that say they cannot charge iPhones/iTouches because they require power to be supplied to the data pins. How, then, have I seen iPhone chargers (that work) with only two inner wires - a red and a black?  I recently bought an iPhone charger, so I could cut the wallwart off and use it instead of a USB port in this circuit. However, I have discovered that it only has 2 inner wires, as previously detailed. How could I use a 9V (PP3) battery and a 5V (7805) voltage regulator to turn this into a battery-powered charger? Both of the above questions are ones I would like answers to. Thanks in advance, ~H4ZZ

Posted by __DELETED__ 8 years ago


iPhone Spoof

This is great and well done! :)

Posted by LasVegas 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Iphone charger, 1A.

Hello I have a Iphone 3Gs with the original Iphone charger. On the charger it says that it supply's  5V,1 A, and a normal computer usb-port supply's 5V,0.5 A. Is it safe to use my mp3player with the Iphone charger? On my mp3 players charger it sayd 0.5 A but I lost it. Can my mp3 player's battery break if I use double the current that is recommended? Question 2: If I buy those Iphone chargers on ebay, is it safe to use them on my Iphone? cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll Question 2: If I leave my charger in the outlet will it still draw current? Without any devices attached to it?

Asked by Popstickal 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


iPhone app ideas

I was wondering if any of you guys had some cool iphone app ideas.

Posted by Zephyr Wind 8 years ago


Iphone, extension cable?

Hello I´m trying to use a usb extension cable to charge my iphone 3Gs. But it´s not working, I get an error.? I use a usb extension cable to connect to the charger and the iphone cable on the female port. www.ace-plus.com/product/data_c/usb_extension_cable.jpg Do I have to buy this kind of cable? www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/iphone-dock-extender-cable.jpg Does any Iphone 3Gs user have this problem? EDIT: If I use a shilded usb-extender it works, but why not the other...naked one?

Asked by Popstickal 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


there's a new iphone...

Apple is releasing a new iPhone on july 11. it comes with 3g, and games and gps and all the other crap. see it right here

Posted by coolz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


New iphone 6?

The say we, the iPhone 6 is still quite far from its 'official sunrise' but rather as close as it advances now seem to be the two official versions of the device, while the price of the basic model would be around the 710 euro and then a figure even lower than the launch of the iPhone 5S 16 GB (729 €). On the price, in fact, we feed more than a suspicion that they may arrive at certain levels, but never say never, especially if the version phablet will come to the top of the hill 900 Euros and will represent the true top of the line. So, in summary, and using as a yardstick the dollar, the iPhone economy is expected to cost between 650 and 800 dollars, while the Apple iPhablet would bring with it a price that the sfiorerebbe 950-1000 dollars.

Asked by Francesca Diamanti 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Is the iPhone worth the cost? Answered

$200 for 8G or $300 for 16G**plus $30 data plan$40 service plan$20 unlimited texts$10 in taxes= $100/mo! Is it worth it? I want to hear from current iPhone users!**minus $100 each for refurb. any thoughts on new vs. refurb?

Asked by scoochmaroo 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Iphone App - Comments

I have downloaded the iphone app, and its good, but you cant see any of the comments attached to an instructable. Comments can be really important for additional information or improvements... I think you need to be able to see them. The iphone web interface handles them well.

Posted by Mr_o_uk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


iphone 5 solidpart

I'm a middle school shop teacher and am looking for a basic iphone 5 and 6 solidworks file for students to modify and print in our 3D printers.  The ones I've found are all created in a version of Solidworks newer than the one we use.  Any suggestions?  Does anyone have a file like this?

Posted by kkroon5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Iphone IR nightvision

I have been thinking of using my iphone 4 as an IR nightvision device. I have read that some of the Iphones have IR blockers built in. Does anyone know if the Iphone 4 can see IR light, and if it cant is their a way to make it? Thanks

Posted by strykerX_X 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Top iPhone Instructables

Apple has released the new iPhone--and there are Instructables to make it better. Check out these iPhone-related Instructables, some of our favorites, that can make your iPhone better prepared for everyday use. Retractable Headphones Headphones are always getting tangled up in knots, but these recoiling headphones will keep the wires conveniently curled up and ready to use.   Business Card Stand Using just a business card, you can make this simple stand on which you can watch movies or just let your iPhone rest. Handgun Handset By talking into the grip, listening through the barrel, and starting and finishing your calls with a pull of the trigger of this modified airsoft gun, your iPhone calls will never be the same again. If you get trigger-happy, though, you might end up with a bunch of dropped calls. Book Safe As long as you don't choose a piece of classic literature, you can safely conceal your iPhone inside of a book with this design. Car Stand You don't want to be talking on your phone while you're driving, but this car stand will keep the iPhone in a convenient position for music and other purposes during car trips. One-Hand Use A simple loop attached to the back of the iPhone can make one-handed iPhone-ing simple and secure. And these are just a few--there are plenty more great iPhone Instructables to use!

Posted by joshf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


iPhone App not updating

My Instructables iPhone app has stopped updating :( The recent Instructables remains on "Duct Tape Projects by Sam DeRose". and the Featured is stuck on "Shop Tolls by Instructables Guide" Its been like this for a few days now. I have logged off and logged on. I have uninstalled the app and re-installed it. No success. Getting to current Instructables via Safari on the same iPhone works fine. Please help :| Alan

Posted by acboother 5 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Feedback iPhone Support

Mobile continuity is missing.  I get an email saying i have a comment on my comment but when i click the link it takes me to a web page thats says install the iphone app.  But i already have it installed.  I say no thanks and it takes me to the mobile version of the web page  I reply to the comment but can't click submit.  I go to the iphone app (via the same link) but it doesnt open to the article.  i search for the article but can't see comments to comments nor can i apply to them.  i go to the full site and that doesn't work either.  I click in Contact Us and it tells me it can't find that article.

Posted by djharris 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Cutlery iPhone stand

We've had plenty of iPhone stands here at Instructables. But none of them have been made with cutlery. So check out this bizarre and awesome way of using two spoons and three forks to hold up your cellular god. You can even buy one of these from the maker on Etsy or try and do it yourself. Link via Make

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Iphone/ipod app

I recently downloaded an Instructables App. - is it legit? - if so, why is there no search option? - if there is one... where is it? - if there isint one... can there be one added? It would make it great!

Posted by Alphonsus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Broken iPhone for Sale

Selling my White 16gb iPhone 3Gs. Can't update or restore it, so im selling it for parts or to someone who knows how to fix it. Still powers on and in great condition. Get details and bid on the auction here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item;=220706508818

Posted by sega27 8 years ago


Lol ICarly Iphone!

Lol I saw this show called Icarly the other day and I didn't think it was too good but there was a part I thought was funny. She had an iphone with a pear on the back instead of an apple! LOL

Posted by Wafflicious 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iPhone apps not loading! Answered

 The iphone 3Gs is amazing. But 3 days into it, with only a dozen apps downloaded, more than half of the apps dont load. They pop up for an instant and immediately close out. Only a few work. I've tried removing an app. I've tried restarting it. No dice. Any suggestions?

Asked by M4industries 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Hulu App For Iphone!

Big news for the iPhone and iPod touch owners! Hulu is finally developing an app for the iPhone.From cNet news...Silicon Alley Insider is reporting that a dedicated Hulu application is indeed on its way to the iPhone and should be here in just a few months.SAI says the application will work over Wi-Fi and AT&T;'s 3G network, meaning that users will be able to view programming anywhere with a fast data connection.Rumors suggesting that an iPhone-friendly version of Hulu swirled around this time last year, however, they predated the launch of the App Store, and Hulu flat-out denied that one was being worked on.This time around, though, it's far more plausible, with the upcoming iPhone OS 3.0 software update, which lets developers bake streaming media into their applications. For Hulu, this means that the advertising could be stuck into the mobile stream and that users would be able to watch videos without leaving the application.One of the things that keep this rumor from holding water is that Hulu is in direct competition with Apple's iTunes business. Users of Hulu can watch ad-supported, full-length television shows and movies on their personal computers for free, instead of paying Apple to download a copy for offline viewing.If such an app were available on the iPhone, it would also offer portable TV and movie watching, something not yet offered in Apple's own mobile iTunes app, which is limited to video podcasts. In past instances of this, the company has simply denied applications such as Podcaster from making it through the app approval process, only to launch it as a first party feature later on.On the other hand, some of Hulu's competitors have already gotten a foot in the door, including Joost and CBS-owned TV.com, which has its own iPhone application that streams in content in chunks. In addition, Google's YouTube, whose application comes preinstalled on the iPhone, has recently reached an agreement with major studios, including Sony Pictures, Lions Gate Entertainment, and CBS (publisher of CNET News), to offer visitors full-length TV shows and feature films.If Hulu can't manage to pull off getting advertisements in the stream, using this system, it would be fairly simple to force users to sit through advertisements between clips.Link.

Posted by Gjdj3 9 years ago


Iphone app crash

When i add something to fav. On my iphone the app closes on me. When i reopen the app the artikle is not added to fav. Any solution for it. 

Posted by gservers 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


HELP WITH IPHONE PARTS?

 I want to build an original iphone or at least build a ipod an 3rd gen. please give me some sites that you know are reliable for ordering these parts

Asked by led235 9 years ago


Iphone controlled Gopro?

Ok, total noob here. First, I have a knockoff Gopro camera (Pyle). Are there instructions out here to build the capability to basically turn the camera on and off at will, remotely via cell phone? I'd like to be able to see what the dog is doing during the day. Since I have a "gopro", I'd like to just plug it into a device that I can turn on and off via the internet. This allows me to use the camera for an additional purpose. I would envision a box with all of the electronics inside that has a single cable that plugs into my camera. The box would be hooked up via Wi-Fi in the house to the internet. Not sure if I'm describing this correctly or not, but thanks in advance for help / advice / etc.

Posted by wavy chips 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Help Transferring Notes From Old iPhone to New iPhone.? Answered

Just got the latest New iPhone, the phone co. transferred my phone directory and my service from the Old iPhone. But I have lots of notes that I don't want to re-type in! Anybody have experience with this ?

Asked by iceng 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Movie made with iPhone 4

The new iPhone has just been out for a few days and someone's already made a short film with it. Shot and edited entirely on an iPhone 4 over 48 hours, "Apple of My Eye" is a gripping tale of ice cream and model train nostalgia. Check out the video below to see the movie and some behind the scenes footage.

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables iPad/iPhone app.

Hey, is there anyone out there that can write a iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad app that would automatically sign into Instructables, and show all steps?

Asked by Robotic_mage 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Site does not work on iPhone

The site does not load anything on the iphone browser. Example , when i click on a link to a project from the daily emails. Why is this ?

Posted by johnc1 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


make iphone ir connector?

I want to make a ir connector for my iphone (to use it as a remote) ex. http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/newkinetix-re-iphone-universal-remote-24-03-2010/ it looks like its just an ir led connected to the iphone but for 70$!!! no way! could someone show me the inside of one or tell me how to make one plz?

Asked by tim13211 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


iPhone charger connection to sound?

How do you connect an amplifier to amplify the sound through the charge connector and still be able to charge the phone for an iPhone4 instead of using the headphone out to amplify the sound?

Posted by bricabracwizard 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iphone 4 search not working

Whenever i try to search something on instructables i cannot type anything, it is increasingly annoying to have to google search "instructables ...."     whatever i need to search and find a link, plz fix

Posted by 94todd 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iPhone-controlled LED suit

This LED suit made by uiproductions and shown off at Dragon*Con is pretty sweet. It's controlled by an iPhone although there's no information on exactly how that's done. Check out the video to see it in action as well as a cameo by Volpin Props. iPhone Controlled LED Suit In Action via Arduino Blog

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iPhone 6 with damaged backlight

I have an iPhone 6 with a backlight problem. The screen turns on with no light (I can barely see whats on the screen with bright light shined on it) but everything else still works on the phone. The touch screen works, apps work, it’s just the screen that’s really dim is what the problem is. Is this a filter that blew or is it the entire system? I have found a nice recorded solution: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8BedLX7JAg but I would like to be sure that this is the correct issue. Anyone perform the repair which is shown on the video?

Posted by donaldlewis1802 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


iPhone, IR transmitter for Heli?

Hello all, does anyone know how to make IR transmitter for heli? You can look at here what I mean: http://www.ihelicopters.net/ I already have such heli at home, also apps is free, I don't know how transmitter works, but I thinks it's just audio->IR->heli any ideas, suggestions? thanks

Asked by mcride 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Charing an iPhone 3g with batteries

Hi all, I've been trying to charge my iPhone 3g with AA batteries. I have the batteries, which are producing 6 volts and about 2700 millamps hooked up to a 5 volt, 1 amp regulator. Then I have the output of the regulator hooked up to a female usb, which charges my friend's phone fine (generic samsung). However, when I hook it up to my iphone charger, it doesn't seem like its charging and the charging screen does not come up. Does anyone know what the problem is? Thanks,

Posted by piratebadger 9 years ago


Problems with instructables on iphone 3g

Ok, the following bug was experienced on the iphone 3g while i was connected on a 4 bar edge connection. I logged into instructables.com and replied to a comment with superjustin 18. or at least i tried. the first time i tried to reply, the safari browser closed automatically and i was taken back to the home screen before the text box showed up. the second time, i could type a reply and i hit "post comment", but while it was loading, the browser quit again, and i was taken back to the home screen. however, a quick check under my computer shows the comment made it through safe on both counts, when i reopened safari, i was logged out, even when i checked remember could this please be fixed soon? thanks if you can!

Posted by DJ Radio 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


IPod touch and iPhone games?

Asked by chrizw123 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Is there a way to decompile iPhone apps? Answered

I was wondering if there was a way to decompile apps on the iPhone that were made by apple (Clock, Calender, Stocks, etc.) in order to get the Obj-C source code (or any editable code if you cant get the Obj-C).  I can ssh into it to get the binaries, but dont know how to decompile them.  any help would be great.  Thanks.

Asked by budabob07 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


iphone solar charger (again)

Have read through alot of topics but cant find my question answered... If i use 5v solar panels, with lets say 1000mA  power, and simply solder wires from panels to a female usb connector ex. if i buy a usb extension (male one end /female other end) and cut away the male part and solder the other female part to panels would this simple circuit charge a iphone ,,or would there have to be other electronic parts involved to make charging happen? If this does not work , im thinking of buying a car usb socket and solder to 12-15v panels ,   that should be bombproof as long as you now that the specific socket works with iphone right ? Downside of that , as i read somewhere on the net is that you loose power when transforming current down from 12 to 5v ? is that right ok hope someone has got a answer to me  regards

Posted by kristerh 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


iPhone Instructable Draft Bug

iPhone 5  iOS - version 8.1.1, Instructables App - version 2.6.0 Reply and photo to a published Instructable - "9 Unusual Uses For Beer" by Wilgubeast https://www.instructables.com/id/9-Unusual-Uses-for-Beer/ Screenshot included. I have identified a bug when submitting photos in response to an 'ible published by another member. I used my mobile app to make a comment on a published Instructable by another author. When opening my drafts folder, I found that authors 'ible in my draft folder - ready to be published by me.

Posted by Tater Zoid 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Iphone 4S Internal Speaker? Answered

I just purchased an Iphone 4S from verizon 2 days ago, it is the white model. However, the Internal Speaker will not work, and has never worked for anything: Apps, Music, Videos, Ringtones, etc. I made sure the phone was not on silent mode and the volume was up high.  I thought that the headphone detection could be malfunctioning, however when in music, I set the volume to highest possible with no headphones and then plugged in my headphones and the volume bar went to the previous setting with headphones. This makes me assume that it knows to play out of the speakers. Help would be appreciated, if the solution is not fixed, I will be trading in the phone at verizon.

Asked by jacobdlyon 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY Waterprrof Iphone case.

Hello, I have an iPhone 5s and want to make a durable waterproof case for that, specifically for white water rafting. So I have an outline plan and want your inputs if I am doing something wrong or if you have a better suggestion. 1) Get a plastic box in which iphone cases come (some thing like this but which is strong http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v3/1574895035_1/iphone_5s_case_hard_plastic_box.jpg) 2) Get a rubber seal and fit it exactly for the size.     http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/AlwAAOxyOalTYCK2/$_35.JPG 3) Make a wrist strap with some elastic and make a holder for iphone with it.       This holder is needed to keep the phone in place on hand and when I want to take the pic I can easily get it off, shoot and put it back. 4) Fish wire.      This will be used to connect the actual phone case and wrist strap so if I drop the phone it still remains with me or use a retractable cable to make it more professional. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ZbiJQuOsL._SX466_.jpg So far this is my idea, what do you guys think about it ?

Posted by Bosco Don 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


iPhone App Selling Prices? Answered

What is the best price to sell an RSS based search engine app on the app store (Apple inc.)? Also, what apps do people need most (besides games)

Asked by chilll2009 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


iPhone app For Making an Instructable

An idea I have is for an app, for iPhone or Android or both, which is used to make an Instructable. This would mean using the built-in phone camera to take the necessary photos, in order, for each step of the Instructable. Then the user would be able to add text, photo tags, and other things included in the Instructable-making process, without having to transfer their photos to a computer and upload them to Instructables. They would simply upload the finished product directly to the site. I would make this myself, but my knowledge of the required software is very basic. I might be able to do it, as long as I had some help, and information on the formatting used on this site i.e colors, logos, basic layout, etc

Posted by St Jimmy 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Fallout Pip-Boy Iphone

Hello. I've been coming to this website for some time now and I must say there are some very creative people on here kudos to all of you. Any way my topic is: I'm thinking of making a Fallout 3 Pip-Boy 3000-style case for my Iphone 3G  (when I get one that is) and be able to wear it. I have seen a topic on here that is similar and I've seen a video that someone has already done this but it was made out of the Limited Edition clock and frankly I just can't afford that it costs roughly 90 pounds, just too much for something that I'll be taking apart any way. I was thinking of creating my own Pip-Boy out of a plastic tube, some polystyrene and an old screw case but after a talk with my father Polystyrene just crumble's so that's gone down. Then i though why not make a mold out of plasticene (modeling clay) but how do I go about that?. What is the material I need that will be sturdy enough to keep my phone safe?. Resin wont do nor will fiber glass. Can anyone tell me what is a good compensation for those or will those two work?. Yours sincerely Just Killing Time.

Posted by justkillingtime 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY knitted iPhone gloves? Answered

I know there are some commercial products that can let you use your touch phone without removing your gloves, but most of them look really gaudy or cheap. Is there a material that I can preferably knit with that would let me use my phone without damaging it or letting precious heat escape my fingers? These are the commercial products:http://www.tavoproducts.com/http://www.dotsgloves.com/

Asked by montresor 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY Milled iPhone case? Answered

I am taking a class in automated manufacturing this year in school, and thus have to do a few projects requiring laser cutters/cnc mills. So I thought as kind of an extra project, it would be cool to make a case for my iphone 4. So the question: is it possible that I can mill myself an iphone case, probably out of wood (I prefer aluminum/stainless steel but that might just scratch the heck out of the phone), and if so, what type of wood should i use (I am clueless... not a carpenter :D ), any ways, any thoughts, or maybe someone has tried it before? Just though it would be a cool project if I could make it happen...

Asked by astroboy907 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago