The fifth version of Apple's OS for mobile devices.

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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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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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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 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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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 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 can I turn off push notifications for individual apps in iOS 5?

When an app is first installed, occasionally it asks if you would like to receive push notifications for that app. Normally I click 'No' and never think about it again. But yesterday, I accidentally ...
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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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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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Is there any way to remove the stock ticker from Notification Center in iOS5?

I like Notification Center in iOS5, but I find the stock ticker at the bottom a bit distracting. Is there any way to turn it off?
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Is there a way to use punctuation in Siri dictation?

Is there a way to use punctuation in Siri dictation? For instance, if I tell Siri to text someone "want to meet for dinner?" - it won't track inflection, right? How can I add the question mark via ...
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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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Why is the Location Services icon always present?

I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 last night. In iOS 4, the purple GPS arrow appeared next to the battery indicator when an app I was using (or had running in the background) was actively accessing my ...
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Does iOS 5 have a SSL security bug that got patched on iOS 6/7?

Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and 6.1.6 to patch a specific SSL/TLS security bug. I can't find anything official about iOS 5. Does iOS 5 have the same bug? Please cite your answer.
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How to explicitly password-lock an iPhone regardless of timeout setting?

Can I explicitly lock the iPhone, so that it needs a passphrase to unlock? I want to instantly lock the iPhone and not be waiting until "Require Passcode" (currently at 1 hour) kicks in. Basically ...
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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 iPhone Maps app sometimes ask to enable Wi-Fi for “accuracy”, even though Location Services (GPS) is enabled?

Background: I have an iPhone 3GS with iOS 5.1, and a 3G data plan that I keep enabled. I also keep "Location Services" (GPS) always on, since I use applications that take advantage of it. However, I ...
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Why can't I disable my iPhone's (iOS 5) new mail sound?

I have an iPhone 4 running iOS 5. In the last month or so, it has developed an annoying habit. When a new mail arrives it makes a "boing" sound and a vibrate. It does this, even though the New Mail ...
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Is there an iMessage client for OS X?

Apple's new iMessage sends messages between accounts associated designated e-mail addresses (as well as certain phone numbers). Apple's iChat also sends messages between accounts associated designated ...
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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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How to view high-res images in iPad 3 without downsampling?

I'm Korean and I like reading web comics on the web. Korean web comics (or as called here "webtoons") tend to have large images, and something like 500x12000 JPEG images are not uncommon. But as you ...
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How can I post to Twitter using Siri?

It seems like there is no voice command in Siri to directly update your status on twitter. Am I missing something? I thought that with iOS 5 Twitter is tightly integrated into iOS?!
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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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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 Sorting of list of playlists

First, a little background. I listen to my iPhone in two cars, a Honda and a BMW. The Honda uses the Aux In, and I have a Bluetooth speakerphone, through which I use Voice Control to start playlists. ...
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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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iOS 5 change AppStore language

After upgrading to iOS 5 my AppStore language changed to German. Referring to that quesiton it is possible to change the language by selecting the country in iTunes like it is described in this apple ...
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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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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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Will voice dictation work on iPad 2?

Will the voice dictation technology built into iOS 5.1 running on the new iPad be made available on the iPad 2?
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Is It Possible to Have the iPhone Speak the Name of the Caller?

I am wondering if there is any software or any way that the iPhone can can be made to speak the name of the person who is calling. The reason I am asking is because I use a bluetooth headset all of ...
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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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Can I see the stored WLAN settings on my iPhone?

Ist it possible to see the settings of my known WLANs stored on my iPhone? I only know that I can access the settings of the current network when I am logged into one. Edit: The iPhone is not ...
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Enable mirroring on iPhone 4 (over-the-air)

Through a cydia tweak or otherwise, is it possible to enable over-the-air mirroring for unsupported-by-default devices, i.e. iPhone 4, iPad 1 et al.? You would think it's a popular question but all ...
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Can I change the default camera app on my iPhone?

In the latest iOS update (5.1) Apple added the camera to the lock screen, so now I don't need to unlock the phone to take a picture. Is it possible to change which app is used for this? I realise ...
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Can I reinstall a single iOS app without losing its data?

I have a single app that needs to be reinstalled. I have tried all tricks known to man in attempts to get it to work, but all have failed. There is a lot of data in this app that I'd rather not lose. ...
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What will happen to apps i bought in a different country after i upgrade my iOS now?

I am running iOS 5.1 on my third gen ipad. I have moved and changed my account location to a different country. I have around $1500 worth of professional apps installed on my device which were all ...
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Why can't Siri add the relationship for an account?

I'm using Siri in German, and one of the examples mentions the command: Meine Mutter ist Diana Pelzl That is, My mother is Diana Pelzl. So, I say something similar to the above German sentence, ...
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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 there a way to delete only documents/data of an app without deleting the app itself?

I am running out of space on my iPhone and since iOS 5 I can see the worst offenders in Settings -> General -> Usage. Some apps while being very small themselves have accumulated a lot of data. I want ...
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Is there an app that will let me edit track information (title/artist)?

I wonder if is there any app for the iOS 5 that will let me edit the artist or title of my music? The music is currently synced through iTunes and stored in the music app, but please let me know if ...
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How can I take a larger screenshot on my iPhone?

I would like to take a screenshot of an entire web page in Mobile Safari, not just the part that's visible on the screen. I'm running iOS 5 on an iPhone 4, but I'm pretty sure this functionality isn't ...
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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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Is it possible to time adjust push mail on iOS 5?

Is it possible to time adjust push mail on my iPhone? What I want is that the phone automatically adjust the push setting for some time slots a day. E.g. that it should push mail between 9-17, but ...
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Is there an app on Cydia that will let me turn off dock audio?

I have an iPhone 4 with some slight water damage. The only issue is that when I am listening on headphones, occasionally it thinks that it is docked (which silences the headphones), then half a ...
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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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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Is Wifi enabled in iOS 5 even when the device is put to sleep?

I've been under the impression that iOS shuts down WiFi when the screen is off - which is good as far as battery savings. Lately I've been suspecting that WiFi remains on, and I did a test. My ...
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iPhone USB Tethering Problem

I have a strange little problem on my hands here. All this while, I've been using iPhone tethering via USB, and all was well. However, today afternoon, my iPhone USB interface in the Network pane ...
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Downgrade iOS 5.1 on my iPad to iOS 5.0

New version of iOS is out & I have upgraded my iPad to iOS 5.1 from iOS 5.0. I didn't realize that some other software will not work with iOS 5.1 so I would like to go back. How can I downgrade ...