How To Send Feedback To Apple

Do you have a comment or suggestion about an Apple product or service? Do you want to send your feedback to Apple? You can easily let Apple know about any problems you run into or send suggestions, complaints. These feedbacks are important because they help Apple improve your Apple product and service experiences. This short how-to article explains how you can give feedback. Please note that Apple states that although they read all feedback or comments submitted but they cannot respond each submission. Apple has a team whose entire job is dedicated to reviewing feedback and escalating it to the proper outlets (such as the engineers for iTunes, iPhone, iPad, etc.), so you can rest assured that your voice will be heard!
Here is how:

How do I send feedback to Apple?

Please note that if you are having a specific problem and if you are looking for technical support (e.g. Buttons not working, broken screen etc), then contact Apple support. For support, you can call, chat or meet with a Genius at an Apple Store.

There are different ways to send your feedback. But first, let us explain what constitutes feedback. Here are the some basic feedback types that you can send:

Complaints
Bug reports (unexpected behaviors etc)
Performance problems (application crash, application slow or unresponsive)
Feature requests
Other suggestions

Submit feedback via Apple’s web site:
You can easily send feedback online. Here is how:

Visit Apple’s feedback website: apple.com/feedback/ 
Choose a product or service 
Then use the form to send feedback. Make sure that you provide as much as detail you can. Also make sure that you enter your email (entering your email is optional). As it is stated above, Apple does not respond everyone who submits feedback. 
Click Submit Feedback and you are done. 

If you are using an Apple computer (macOS), then you can also use the Feedback Assistant app.
Submit feedback via the Feedback Assistant app (macOS and iOS)
1. macOS
You can do this if you are running the macOS public beta.

Launch the Feedback Assistant app by clicking the Feedback Assistant icon in the Dock.
If this is your first time opening the app, you will bne asked to accept the licence agreement before using the app. Click Accept to continue. 
Enter your Apple ID and password and click Sign in.
This looks like the mail app
Click New Feedback
You will be asked to describe your issue, after you are done, click Continue and submit. 

2.iOS
If you are running the iOS public beta, you can do this:

Open the Feedback Assistant (second page of your home screen)
Enter your Apple ID and password and sign in. 
Describe and send your feedback. 

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Messages Showing Numbers, Not Contact Names? Fix

Recently, I was having this problem: Every time when I receive a message , the message app was showing its phone number instead of its contact name even though I had saved the contact information of this particular person in my iPhone. For example, I had a friend named Selma and her number was (217) XXX XXXX. I saved her (this number) as Selma. However when Selma sent a message, it was showing her number, (217) XXX XXX and not her name, Selma, even she was listed.
I was able to fix this problem. This short article explains how I was able to fix this. If you are having this problem, this article will teach you how you can troubleshoot it.  Here is how:
Phone numbers instead of Contact names (iOS devices)
Please note that we explained this issue before when users were having a very similar problem with then-new iOS 9 update. Please read that article also. If you are still having issues, then please try the following tips:

It seems that iCloud Contacts may cause this. If this is the case, here is you can fix it:

On your iPhone or iPad tap Settings > Your Name > iCloud and then turn off Contacts (you will be asked what you would like to do with the previously synced iCloud contacts on your device. Select Delete) and wait a few seconds and turn it back on (when you are asked select Merge). 

Restart your device. You can restart your device by going to Settings > General > Shut Down and start again.
Force quit the messages app and open again. To close the app (if your device have a Home button), double press the Home button, and swipe up the Messages app. If your device does not have a Home button, e.g, iPhone X, swipe up from the home screen and then swipe up the Messages app. And then reopen the Messages app.
Go to Settings > Messages and turn off MMS Messaging (under the SMS/MMS section) and then turn back on.
Try to disabling Short Name. Please tap Settings > Contacts > Short Name and toggle it off. Please note that Short Name is turned on by default. Short Name lets you see your contacts’ first names (or last name or nick name depending on your settings) instead of the full name.
Check the contact number. Make sure it is in this format: + country code (area code) phone number (like: +1 217 721 0000) if it is not in this format, change it and fit in this format. This may be an issue especially if you have international contacts saved. You may want to do this because your iOS device may not recognize it. Here is how you can change a contact name and number:

Open Contacts
Tap the name of the contact that you would like to change its number
Tap the Edit button (upper right corner)
Tap the number field
Make your changes
and then finally tap Done (upper right corner)

See also:

iPhone Not Showing Recent and Missed Calls
Block No Caller ID

If none of the tips works for you, then you may want to contact Apple support. You can chat or meet with a Genius.
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How To Turn Off Zoom (Magnifier) On Your iPhone

iOS devices has variety of accessibility features so that everyone, especially users with disabilities, can use them without any problems. One of them is the Zoom feature. This feature magnifies the screen of your iPhone no matter what you are doing so that you can see better especially if you have a poor vision. You can turn on this feature easily by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom. You can either zoom your entire screen (Full Screen Zoom) or part of your screen (Window Zoom).
I recently bough an iPhone for my father. He has a very low vision so I thought that turning this Zoom feature may really help him use this device immensely. So that he can fully use his new iPhone. So I turned it on. I chose the full screen zoom. But then I realized that the screen became too large that it was magnified too much to fit the screen. A big part of the screen was not accessible. So, immediately, I wanted to turn it off.  But it seemed to be really difficult to turn it off as toggle on/off section of the screen was not even visible and accessable since the screen was too big:

So I decided to write this short article. In this article, I explain how you can disable Zoom (magnifier). You may find this article useful. You may want to turn on Zoom and now you may want to turn off. You may have turned on Zoom accidentally and now you may want to get rid of it.  Here is how:

Ideally, you can turn off this by going to Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > toggle it off.  However you may unable to do so, as you may not see the on/off slider. If this is the case, then read #2.
You can zoom out easily by double tapping with three fingers. If you double tap with you three fingers, you screen will zoom out and then you will be able to see and access the on/off slider so that you can disable it.
If you are still unable to turn off Zoom, don’t worry there is a one more way to do this via iTunes. But you need a computer. Here is how:

Connect your iPhone to your computer.
Open iTunes.
Click the Device icon (when your device appears).
Click “Configure Accessibility” (under the Options section).
Select “Neither” and then click Ok. 

See also: How to cancel app purchases; How to cancel subscription
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