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How can I restart an iPhone 4S with a broken lock button and frozen springboard?

My springboard has frozen and the lock button is broken (two months out of warranty and it's not classed as a hardware failure). How do I restart the phone given that I can't access any apps or ...
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Using Find my iPhone to track my daughters phone

Can I use find my iPhone to track my daughters phone if we each have different apple ids?
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How to use my phone number on my Macbook's Messages?

iMessage is very confusing as my email and phone number keeps receiving different messages at random occasions rather than having all messages sent to both. This is very apparent in group messages. ...
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How do I password-protect access to specific apps in iOS?

currently, I have a 4 digit lock on my phone. I know this isn't really secure - and can be broken through if neccessary. It just kind of stops the situation if someone picks up my phone, they won't ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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How to activate a used iPhone bound to another account (already removed from iCloud)?

I want to pass my iPhone on to a friend. I backed up his old phone and restored it to the new one. After restarting it I see this: This is the case, because I had "Find my iPhone" activated and did ...
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How do I combine two or more images to get a single pdf file?

Say I have some image files (for instance, the result of scanning some sheets) and I want to combine them into a single pdf file, each image on a different page. Is there a faster / more convenient ...
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Alternative to Windows Snipping Tool for Mac OSX

Is there something like the Windows Snipping Tool for OSX? For those, who don't know about the tool, it's an easy to use software to take snapshot of any portion of screen, and is really useful in ...
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Official way to obtain an OS X ISO file

I'm trying to install OS X Mavericks in VirtualBox on Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed and the VM set up, but I need an ISO file to install the operating system. I've searched around and ...
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How to reinstall Safari 8 without reinstalling OS X Yosemite

Safari keeps on crashing or is unusable for some other reason and I have no possibility of reinstalling it without reinstalling the OS. What do I do?
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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable

My iPhone 5 that has been running iOS 7 since beta 1 suddenly wants to be activated. When locked, it shows me my wallpaper. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. When I enter it, it takes ...
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How can I remove a site from the reading list in Safari on my iPhone?

How do I edit the items in my "reading list" in Safari? Unlike bookmarks, there doesn't seem to be an "edit" option.
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Turning off or restarting iPhone if lock button is broken?

Now that I know how to lock the iPhone if the lock button is broken, I was wondering how I can restart the phone or turn it off. The lock button is completely unresponsive and holding it down does ...
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How do I enable/disable push notifications for an app on iOS 7?

Apps will often ask to enable push notifications the first time they are run. However how do I change this setting after answering this? There doesn't seem to be a single thing in Settings about Push ...
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Can I prevent SMS from showing on the Lock Screen in iOS 4?

I have some private SMS messages I want to hide. The problem is that they are displaying on main screen even when it's locked. So it was useless using password because it's displayed even with the ...
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Why can't I download iOS 7 on my iPhone 3GS?

I am unable to download iOS 7 on my iPhone 3GS. Why? I have iOS 6.1.6 and if I want to download "Find My iPhone", it requires iOS 7. I've tried to search on what else I can do, but cannot figure it ...
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How to change WhatsApp notification & SMS tone for iOS 7?

Does anyone know how to change WhatsApp notification & SMS tone for iOS 7 (on iPhone 5S)? I would like to use a ringtone such as Chinese music uploaded from phone or apps instead of using the ...
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How do I copy music to my iPhone using iTunes 11?

I've always managed my iPhone/iPad/iPod Manually, I recently updated to iTunes 11 and now I can see no way to get my music onto my device. I used to be able to just drag songs from my library to my ...
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How to backUp an iPhone with a black/blank screen?

Recently I dropped my iPhone 4 and when I picked it up the screen was all black but the sensor was still on. I called Apple and basically they said they can try to repair it or just buy a new one. So, ...
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Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows

On Mac OS X Yosemite the green icon in every window: is by default used to make the application full screen. How do I make it work the same way as in previous versions of Mac OS X, i.e. to ...
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Why can't I connect to the internet on my iPhone 4?

I've just bought an iPhone 4 and I want to connect to the internet but I can't do so. Do I need an apple id to use an iPhone? Definitely I've contacted my dataplan service and they are saying I ...
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Change my Apple ID email address on iCloud account

I had to make a new email address for my new Apple ID since I forgot my previous Apple ID password and couldn't receive a verification email. Now that I have my new Apple ID and password, my iPhone ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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Can't click with trackpad or mouse (OS X 10.9, MacBook Pro)

I have a new(ish) MacBook Pro running OS X 10.9. When it boots up to the login screen it will let me move the cursor around, but it won't recognize click events. I thought it was the trackpad, so I ...
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How can you unlock a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus? It was paid in full without a contract

I purchased a Sprint iPhone 6 Plus 64gb off contract. I paid the full amount which was about $1,000. As of today (2014-09-24), how can we unlock the iPhone 6 Plus which is on Sprint? I am a Sprint ...
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What machines will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on?

Has Apple announced which specific models of Macs will OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) run on and if so, what are they?
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How can I “Delete All” from Inbox mail folder in iOS 8.1?

Is there a way to mass delete compiled list of emails on iOS devices (like can be done in os x)? I only know two options: select individually & swipe "left" and from bottom select "edit", then ...
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Disable voice control on iPhone 4s, ios7.1

My partner has a hand-me-down iPhone 4s, and a few months ago, the home button started playing up and not pressing. She started using the on-screen home button instead, which has solved the problem of ...
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The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro just stopped working. How do I fix it?

The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro stopped working. It was working fine, then just spontaneously stopped while I was using external speakers plugged into the output jack. Now, neither speakers nor 3 ...
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Turn off message sending from iCloud?

Whenever I send someone a text, I'm told that it shows that "myname@icloud.com" is sending the text and not my phone number. And when someone responds to "myname@icloud.com", I receive the message on ...
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS?

Where can I find an explained list of emoji (emoticons) used in iOS for use on Mac OS X? Some of them are not quite clear and I would like to see their base meaning (I know that you are free to use ...
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Why does my iPad keep asking for my iCloud password?

I keep receiving an iCloud pop-up message to insert my iCloud password every time i switch on my iPad and I'm unable to do anything on it, inserting the password doesn't help. What should I do?
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Do I need to set up individual Apple IDs for all my kids' iPads?

I will be giving my three children three iPads as their christmas presents. I am now currently using my iPhone 4 with my only one Apple ID for the App Store. My question is if I set up their iPads ...
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How to stop my texts (iMessage) from showing on my Mac

Whenever I send or receive messages on my iPhone they show up on my MacBook also. I was wondering how I could get that to stop? It used to be that my texts wouldn't show up, and I could message ...
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permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac

How do I permanently stop iPhone text messages from appearing on my iMac. I don't want to send/receive/view messages on my computer. I only want to use my phone for sending/receiving/viewing messages. ...
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My iPhone thinks it's always docked — Volume slider disappeared with no audio output

EDIT3* I managed to fix this problem in a risky way, but it worked for me. Read below. Pin 11 apparently carries out the following function : 11 GND If connected to GND the iPhone sends ...
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How to combine two images into one on a Mac?

Say I have two photos (or any images), for example with the following dimensions: +----------+ +----------+ | | | | | | | | |320 x 428 | and ...
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Some Contacts not showing up but are still stored in iPhone 4

I noticed today that several of my recent contacts are not in my contacts. However, I have been texting them and their info shows up when I go to contact from a text message or recent call. When I am ...
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How to stop “Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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Keyboard extremely sluggish on iOS7 with iPhone 4s

I've upgraded to iOS7 on my iPhone 4s. The keyboard, regardless of what I am doing, either texting or entering email, is extremely sluggish - 5 second interval between keystrokes. What are some ways ...
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What exactly does “erase and sync” mean in iTunes?

This is one of the scariest, vaguest warnings I've ever seen. In my case I don't mind if it erases all of my songs and re-syncs with my new computer, but I sure as hell don't want it erasing ...
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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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How do you EXIT full screen mode in Yosemite?

OMG, I just discovered the new green button behavior in Yosemite that causes the window to go to full screen instead of maximizing it. That's fine, and I can live with option+click to get the old ...
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How can I repair a disk that disk utility says it can't repair this disk?

I have an external hard-disk with a single Mac OS Extended partition. This disk stopped working couple of days ago. I tried to repair the partition with disk utility but no luck. The error message is ...
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How to search by image from the iPad?

Google only allows image search from the camera directly (and not the gallery), but doesn't allow iPad users to search by uploading an existing image or typing a specific URL. How can I search by ...
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How do I type a ² or a ³ on an Apple keyboard (International English layout)?

I use ² and ³ a lot in e-mails. When using my Belgian Windows keyboard and a custom keymap it was easy to type this in Mac OS X as I assigned the appropriate key. Now I switched to a qwerty ...
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How can I change calendar/contacts sync setting for iPhone?

I recently upgraded to iTunes 11.0.1.12. When I plug my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.1.1) into the computer, I noticed that under the "Info" tab, "Sync Contacts" and "Sync Calendars" don't have any options ...
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How can I “Delete All” from Inbox or Sent mail folder in iOS?

The sent items folder is about 8 GB and I need to clear it out to free up space. Is there any way to do it without selecting each individual message?
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Should I delete pictures from Photo Stream or Camera Roll to free up space on my device?

Can I make more available memory by deleting pictures? Do I delete them from Photo Stream or Camera Roll? I want them saved but can I remove from one of those areas.