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What hidden features have you found in iOS 6?

This is the required hidden gems questions for iOS 6. Here are the rules: One feature per answer Also include how you use the feature or why it is useful Must be an under-documented feature. No ...
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How to refresh Messages on Mac after hibernation?

I've set up iMessage on my iPhone correctly (apple id) with Messages on my Mac (OSX Mountain Lion), and it syncs. But the syncing isn't flawless.. Everytime I wake up my Mac after hibernation, it ...
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Which cities have “flyover” in iOS 6 Maps?

Is there a list of which cities have 3D flyover data that is actually 3D and not an attempt to map a satellite image on false perspective? If not, could we crowd source this in a wiki-type answer?
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Download free app updates without prompting to enter Apple ID password on iOS 6

I read somewhere in iOS 6 you don't need to enter your Apple ID password for downloading free apps and updates to already installed apps. However I see that I am still being prompted for my Apple ID ...
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How does do not disturb in iOS 6 differ from the physical silent switch?

In iOS 6, we now will have a Do Not Disturb feature that prevents the phone from making sound when it receives notifications. How is this any different from using the silent switch? Or is it just ...
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How to not sync apps to iTunes 11

Since iCloud now offers a way for me to download apps directly from the cloud and I only want to keep updating the apps I use on my iOS device and not all that I have, I wanted to keep all my apps ...
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Can the iPad / iPad 2 handle iOS 6?

I've heard anecdotal evidence of iOS 6 seriously impairing the performance of the iPhone 4 (and had a poor personal experience with it on iOS 5). I was wondering if anyone has had any problems ...
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How to downgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1?

I made a huge mistake of upgrading to iOS 6 today. I hate the release and I want OUT. When I try to downgrade by restoring to IPSW for 5.1.1 it tells me that the device isn't eligible for the build. ...
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Can I remove or hide the VIP Folder in Mail on iOS 6?

Is there anyway to remove or hide the new VIP folder in the native Mail app on iOS 6? I use lots of filters on my Gmail backend and have no use for it.
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iOS6 has loaded someone totally different's details

I did an Over The Air update on my iPhone 4S this morning to IOS6. But it has showed me someone elses phone number after the update. When I send an iMessage to my wife, it comes from this random ...
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Where is Passbook for the iPad?

I installed iOS 6 on my iPad and went looking for Passbook and didn't find it. I checked the AppStore and no results are found for Passbook. Where is it?
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What iOS 6 features does the iPhone 4 lack?

Under iOS 6, what features will I not get if I were to buy an iPhone 4 vs. an iPhone 4S today? What I already know is the new navigation (continuous navigation on the lock screen, if I understood ...
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Is there any way to set Gmail app as the default mail client in iPhone and iPad?

I want to be able to one-click email links from apps such as Twitter, Safari and Instapaper. Is this possible if I'm using Gmail and not Apple's Mail app? Do I have to set Gmail as the default mail ...
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How can I see the phone number dialed after I initiate a call?

In the Phone app (iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.2), I click on a contact's number, the call is initiated and starts ringing. For a brief moment at this point, the label of the number (home / work / etc…) is ...
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Downgrading from iOS 7 to a recent full backup of iOS 6.1.3 [duplicate]

I have a device (iPhone 4S) that is running iOS 7, but I was wondering: Is it possible to restore a full backup of the same device running iOS 6.1.3. I'm not worried about losing data from the iOS 7, ...
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Is it possible to remember a wifi network in iOS 6 without automatically connecting to it?

Once in a while I need to use my iPhone 4 for work related tasks that require a lot of bandwidth. When doing this I will connect to the wireless network at work, do what I need to do, and then ...
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iOS 6 update problem: how to switch to Indian store?

I just updated my iPad 2 to to iOS 6 yesterday. Today when I tried to buy an app the usual way from the App Store, I got the message "Your account is not valid for use in US store. You must switch to ...
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How to delete a podcast from new ios6 Podcast app?

The new ios 6 has Podcasts broken out into their own application. I've got a bunch of old podcasts there for some reason. I can figure out how to delete all the episodes, but I can't figure out how ...
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How to disable notifications for a single calendar, in iOS6

I have multiple calendars on my iPhone (iOS 6) and would like to know how to disable event notifications for just my work calendar (it's an Exchange account, if that makes any difference). I still ...
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Is it possible to compile and run an Xcode project on a jailbroken device without a paid developer certificate?

Both for kicks and for budgetary reasons, I'd like to take a package that would normally requite a developer account and build an app to run on a jailbroken iOS device. I have a 5th gen iPod Touch, ...
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How do you cancel 1000's of iTunes Match downloads on the iPad without swiping each one?

I accidentally asked iTunes to download all my music from match to the iPad. There are 2500+ songs in the queue now and they won't download before my flight tomorrow. The music downloads are blocking ...
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iOS6 on iPod Touch (4) no Wi-FI LAN, when there is no Internet?

I got a question of one of my customers: They are experiencing problems when connecting a iPod to a WIFI LAN without Internet connection. Basically, the iPod connects, gets a IP from DHCP, but then ...
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Is it possible to disable the game center completely and permanently in iOS 6?

I am trying hard to avoid signing in to Game Center, but the interruptions and pop ups make this hard to do. My impression is that after the third time I don't sign into Game Center, a pop-up asks if ...
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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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Is the Photos app destructive?

I noticed the iPhone's photos app lets you uncrop images even after they've been saved. Does this mean it uses sidecar files to store the actual edits? Is it non-destructive on JPEGs?
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Are there general or specific iOS6 performance issues on iPhone 4?

I would like to upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS6 but I'm wondering if I will get performance loss (as when I upgraded my iPhone 3G to iOS4 : terrible). Can someone confirm that it won't affect my day to ...
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Are there any downsides to leaving personal hotspot perpetually on?

I am primarily concerned if this will drain my battery if I leave personal hotspot on. Is it worth the mental time to turn off the hotspot in order to conserve battery? I run iOS 6 on an iPhone 4s.
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Remove a Cydia tweak that breaks iOS

I've hidden Cydia and Poof! With the Poof! Cydia tweak. Now I cannot open either one of both of them. Is there any way to undo this? I've tried respringing and rebooting but that does not place them ...
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Are there performance (slowness) issues with iOS 6 running on iPhone 3GS?

My brother has an iPhone 3GS. The upgrade to iOS 5 has considerably slowed the device. Will the upgrade to iOS 6 slow the device even more? Will iOS 6 work well (not any different from iOS 5) on an ...
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Trying to understand how podcast syncing works in iOS 6

I noticed that in iOS6 I can't listen to podcasts in iTunes, but only in the new podcast app. What is troubling me: The play-count, played/unplayed status, or progress, of podcasts I listen to via ...
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Siri's language choice (Settings) - does it affect speech recognition?

If I prefer to hear US/Canadian Siri, will she understand my Australian accent? Sorry Australian-voiced Siri, but you sound too much like the Telstra automated bill payment system voice. And I'm used ...
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Is it impossible to listen to podcasts on iOS 6 now?

I'm on iOS 6 on my iPhone, and I don't like iOS 7. When I try to listen to a podcast on the iTunes app, it tells me to download the Podcasts app. When I try to download the Podcasts app, it tells me ...
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Link Contacts between Facebook and iCloud

I have iOS6 and OSX 10.8. Both bring Facebook integration. It was smart enough for some of my contacts to merge (or "link") them. However for some on my iPhone I manually edited the contact card and ...
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Can an iPhone stream to multiple Airplay devices at the same time?

I really love AirPlay so I thought about buying a second AirPort Express for another amplifier in the apartment. But will my iPhone5/iPad2 be able to stream to both AirPlay devices simultaneously?
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How can I add an autocorrect mapping to the iOS dictionary?

My iPhone, running iOS 6, used to autocorrect ill -> I'll for me and I liked that. It has, very recently, stopped doing this. I suppose it makes sense given than ill is actually a word, but it is a ...
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After updating to iOS 6, iPhone will not charge from Mac Pro USB ports

Immediately before I downloaded and updated to iOS 6, my phone charged in my computer's tower front USB port. Immediately following, it will not. I plugged it into my wall charger at home and it ...
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Enable iPhone Voicemail Divert

I have an iPhone 4 running iOs 6.1.3. I have just switched from O2-UK to T-Mobile. O2 supported Visual Voicemail and T-Mobile does not (at present) I have set up my voicemail by dialling 222. ...
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“Unable to Download”/“Unable to Install” on iOS app update

Whenever I try to update one of my apps, it downloads 79%, stops for a moment, then the progress bar resets and one of two dialog boxes appears: Unable to Download Item "App Name" cannot be ...
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How can I stop autocorrect in a granular way?

I misspell "maintenance" all the time. I usually ignore the autocorrect suggestion and just send it. Recently my iPhone (and iPad and MacBook - thanks iCloud) have started suggesting the misspelling ...
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What is preventing an OTA update to iOS 6 on an iPod touch 4th gen?

I have iPod Touch 8GB 4th generation version. I got a notification that iOS 6 is available for the iPod. I have downloaded new iOS 6 but it's not getting installed. When I select Software Update -> ...
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Does hard reset downgrade device?

I just "repaired" an iPod Touch, 4th generation (MC540BT). A friend of mine didn't use it for a year because it didn't charge. After playing with it a little; I finally managed to turn it on and it ...
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Apple ID replaced with someone else's after iOS 6 upgrade (Security breach)

I just updated my iPad retina (3rd generation) with iOS 6 and now my Apple ID has been replaced with someone else's ID. And its not jailbroken either. How did someone manage to do that? This is a ...
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iPhone 4S/IOS6 - battery drain after the camera usage

Just discovered than my iPhone4S/IOS6 draining battery too fast after I using the camera. So: after the fresh restart the phone lasts 3 days - when not taking photos or videos, but enough take one ...
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How to delete multiple podcast episodes from iOS 6 podcast app?

I know how to delete a podcast subscription form the iOS 6 podcast app (http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/65460/how-to-delete-a-podcast-from-new-ios6-podcast-app) but I'm having trouble ...
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Notification Center on iOS 6 is not removing deleted emails

After upgrading to iOS 6 on my 4S i'm seeing that after I delete an email in the mail app itself, it was SUPPOSED to remove it from notification center. Now even after i've deleted messages without ...
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Locate iPhone without an internet connection

I want to desperately locate my lost iPhone 4 (factory unlocked). It does not have an Internet connection—no 3G, no 4G and it is not in a Wi-Fi zone. The bell rings when I call which means that SIM is ...
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What solutions exist when apps don't download or update on iOS 6?

I've been having a problem with installing and updating apps after upgrading to iOS 6 on my iPad (3rd gen). When I click the Install or Update button the button, it turns inactive with "Installing" ...
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Will iOS 6 be available OTA?

With iOS 6 due the 19th of September, I was wondering if it will be available over-the-air (OTA) like iOS 5.1. Is the Software Update in Settings only for minor updates, or can Apple push out major ...
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What features of iOS 7 are available to iPhone 4S users?

What features from iOS 7 are available on the iPhone 4S? Is it any more sluggish that iOS 6?
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iPad and iPod touch suddenly require activation [closed]

I was using my iPad 2 today and everything was behaving normally. It had 90% battery and is running iOS 6.0. Then, suddenly, it displayed the Apple logo boot screen for a couple seconds and brought me ...