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What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?

iOS 5 is here! Geofencing, new Voices in Voice Command/Siri, and Notification Center for all! We all know how heartfelt iOS makes you seem (Cards), how much control it gives you for managing your ...
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Why is iOS 5 draining my battery so fast?

My wife's phone went from lasting a full day to needing a recharge every few hours after upgrading to iOS 5. Mine still works fine after the upgrade. What might be causing this?
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How can I sync Reminders with Google Tasks?

I was looking for a way to sync my reminders from Google Calendar with the reminders app in iOS 5. I have Google Sync set up, and on my "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" settings page, it says "Mail, ...
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How do you erase pictures from the Photo Stream album on an iPhone running iOS 5?

I have recently upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 and am loving it. One issue I've run into is that my iPhone adds my recently taken photos to an album named "Photo Stream" whenever I'm on WiFi. The ...
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How can I change the colors of calendars on iOS5

Supposedly, you can change the colors of calendars from the iPhone now. How!? (In particular, I'm trying to do it for google calendars synced via exchange, but I can't see how to do it with iCloud ...
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How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?

When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs). ...
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How can I save Google Maps in iOS for offline use?

Is there a way to retain a map with as much detail as possible (street view, maps, directions, zoom levels) offline? This question refers to the Apple maps program that shipped with iOS versions 1 ...
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How can I change a defunct Apple ID email address?

I never changed my student email account to which all app purchases have been made. I just upgraded to iOS 5, and it requires to authenticate the iCloud, by verifying an email sent to the now defunct ...
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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Is it possible to share reminders?

I really like the reminders feature in iOS 5, especially the geo-tripping reminders that will alert you when you are at, or leave, specific locations. I was disappointed, however, that you could not ...
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iOS 5 Music App Grey circle with a square inside it next to the song title - what does it indicate?

I had a few problems downloading a few tracks from the iTunes store direct to my phone. As a result I seem to have placeholder versions of the songs that will let me stream them but not play them. In ...
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Hide specific calendars from Notification Center

I currently have five Calendar events displaying in Notification Center at a time. However, I have one specific calendar that I'd like to hide from it, as it has too many events for the ...
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How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online?

I set up iCloud when I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone and was excited about Photo Stream. I logged into icloud.com and found there are no photos. What gives? I was hoping that this would end the need to ...
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Unable to change Apple ID on my iPhone

I changed the e-mail address linked to my Apple ID. Now when I try to update apps or purchase them on my iPhone 4, the old address pops up asking me for the password. I cannot seem to get it to change ...
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Is the iOS 5 beta no longer usable? [closed]

I've been using iOS5 beta 7 for a while. About 4 hours ago (possibly the end of the 20th, PST, the expiration date for iOS 5 beta 7) the phone locked itself and claims it requires activation. ...
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Does iOS now delete text messages on iPhone without warning?

It appears that my iPhone 4s have silently and completely by itself deleted a number of messages from the beginning of this 2012. In the place of a longer messaging thread, there's now a load more ...
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How to restore iPhone contacts lost after an app crash?

After a crash/reboot I lost all contacts on my iPhone. I have an iTunes backup, but it is several months old. The iPhone was set to sync with my Windows Contacts list, but it also appears to not ...
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Which 8GB iPod touch do not support iOS 5?

I wanted to upgrade the software to iOS 5 through iTunes but I've never been able to get past iOS 4.2.1 so I waited for a year to see if Apple release another update yet. I purchased the iPod touch ...
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Per-app password in iOS 5.1

There is the overall locking password, which prevents the phone from being used. Is there a way to pasword-protect on a per-app basis, e.g. lock mail, but not photos. This is under iOS 5.1 on a iPhone ...
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Update and Jailbreak iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0

I am trying to update a jailbroken iPhone 4 IOS 4.3 to IOS 5.0. I have acquired the needed things from this link ...
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Can not upgrade to iOS 5.1

When trying to update from iOS 5.1 I keep getting an error message reading "unable to check for update, an error occurred while checking for a software update". The update screen loads for a couple of ...
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Why do apps only display in top left quarter of screen after installing Winterboard?

After installing the jailbreak app "Winterboard" just now and then rebooting as required, all my apps including settings and phone etc. only display in top left quarter of screen. Only that screen ...
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iBooks ePubs lost all cover art after iOS5 update

After I upgraded to iOS 5 on my iPad 2, iBooks no longer shows any cover art for ePubs that I have imported. Anything that is from the iBook store shows art fine, along with PDFs. Is there a solution ...
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How to stop syncing apps with iTunes without wiping them from my iPhone?

Is there a way I can stop syncing apps with iTunes without first obliterating the apps from the iPhone and re-downloading them? Now that iOS 5 and iCloud are released, I want to stop storing all my ...
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Why does my iPhone use so much “other” space after upgrade to iOS 5?

After upgrading my iPhone, there is about 10 gigabytes assigned to Other that I don't remember seeing before. What could be causing this space to be filled?
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What type of database is the iOS 5 SMS db?

I've literally been trying to crack this for an hour. With previous versions of iOS, the db was a simple sqlite file and could be opened with any sqlite utility. I really need access to these messages ...
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Audio output and volume controls gone after updating to iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 4 (Verizon, Model MD146LL) and I just upgraded from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.1 (9B176) using Settings > General > Software Update. Immediately after completing the update, I noticed that ...
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Devs, can 3rd party apps access Safari's Reading List?

Any chance iOS 5 lets devs access Reading List in Safari? A potential Read Later option for Twitter clients, etc. I've been asking devs through Twitter for a while, but am yet to hear anything back.
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How does “…” while replying works?

I realised that in iOS-5 sms app, if I send an sms to my friend and he is replying, there will be a "..." showing. How is it possible that I could be notified while he is replying? How does it work? ...
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Downgrading to iOS 4 on my iPod Touch from iOS 5

I installed iOS 5 on my iPod Touch 3rd Generation, but it slows everything down. I want to put it back to iOS 4. How can I do this?
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How do I view the list of podcast chapters on an iPad using iOS 5?

I subscribe to Tiesto's Club Life Podcast, and the episodes are released as very superbly crafted AAC files. Aside from containing audio data, they also: Define Podcast "Chapters" marked at the ...
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What does the “4G” that appears on my iPhone 4S's AT&T network indicator mean?

Since upgrading my iPhone 4S to iOS 5.1 (from 5.0.1), the AT&T network status indicator now reads "4G" where it once read "3G". What has changed from the previous version? Does this "4G" mean the ...
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iOS 5 'home sharing' feature missing?

Previous to the update to iOS 5, the 'home sharing' feature in the iPad's iPod app worked as expected. You'd simply choose the different 'library', and you'd be able to play items over the network ...
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Is there a way to change the default camera app launched from the iOS5 lock screen?

In iOS 5 the lock screen can access the camera app. Is there a way to change the default app that is launched. I would rather use instagram for its social media connections and filters.
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Is it possible to suppress hidden calendars in iOS 5's notification view?

I like seeing my upcoming appointments in the notification view, but I have several subscribed calendars that I generally keep turned off, but keep around so I can reference them when necessary. ...
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What is the workflow between iWork apps with iCloud?

I have Numbers and Pages for iOS and the Mac. With iOS 5, I can create documents and spreadsheets in iCloud. How can I access those same iCloud documents in the Mac versions? Even better yet, if I ...
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Downloading and uploading files through Safari iOS

I am aware that iPad does not have a file-system in traditional sense. I want to know how Safari for iOS behaves when trying to download/upload files from/to a website. Suppose I go to ...
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How do I sync Google Tasks to an iPhone?

I can sync my mail and calendar to Google from my iPhone via the GMail Exchange interface, but my GMail task list is not synced. How can I sync my tasks so that they show up in the built-in Reminders ...
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Is it possible to downgrade modemfirmware?

I've updated the iOS on my iPhone 4 to 5.0.1 the baseband was also updated to 04.11.08. I've downgraded the OS it but the baseband didn't change, can someone help please?
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What are the different types of System Services using Location in iOS 5?

With the new iOS 5 comes new way of managing Location Services. This allows you not only manage which applications can use Location, but also which System Services are allowed to use it. There is ...
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Can I have different Apple IDs on my iPhone 4S?

iCloud has an Apple ID: Settings > iCloud Messages has an Apple ID: Settings > Message > Receive At Store has an Apple ID: Setting > Store Do these all have to be the same ID? ...
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Can I view the list of songs within a podcast while playing it?

When playing a podcast on my iPhone, can I view the names of the songs (or whatever show notes are embedded into the podcast metadata?
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Where is my iPhone backup kept? (Created prior iOS5 upgrade)

I've just updated my wife's 3GS to iOS 5.1 from iOS 4. The restore seem to only restore the messages/photo roll and some other settings. I don't see most of the apps but the most important part is the ...
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Why does syncing pictures take so long (even when there are no new pictures)

I have about 20GB of photos (from my external hard drive) to sync with my ipod. The first sync tooks 11 hours to copy everything over. That makes sense to me as this is actually moving all of this ...
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How can I disable the “Welcome, Name!” banner notification for Game Center?

As per this question I've found banners to cause slowdown on iOS 5, it turns out the "welcome, you have been signed in" Game Center message does this too, and on occasion it will interupt me several ...
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How can I get rid of Newsstand?

After the upgrade to iOS-5, I got the Newsstand app "for free". I don't use it and I probably never will. Is there any way, short of jail breaking, for me to remove it from my iPad2? I know that I ...
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My iPhone 4S won't text my friend's Android, my phone thinks she still has an iphone with iOS5

My friend used to have an iPhone 3GS with iOS version 5. Our text messages showed up blue being that we were on the same software. She now has updated her phone to a Galaxy S II and my phone still ...
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iOS 5 Reminders on weekdays only

Is it possible to create repeating reminders for weekdays only? I don't see this option, but I can't believe something so basic would be left off.
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Do iOS 5.1 devices have a firewall?

Does iOS 5.1 support a built in firewall like Mac OS X does? Can't see anything about it in Settings.
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Reorder items in Reminders app

Can't find a way to reorder tasks in Reminders. Am I missing something or it really is not possible? Update: Apple added this feature to iOS 6.