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Restoring an OLD iPhone backup

I recently made a full backup of my iPhone 4S to my computer. I was having some issues with it so I when into DFU mode and did a clean install. Unfortunately as soon as iTunes finished installing iOS ...
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Can you restore a phone with an old version of iOS if that phone was never upgraded?

I have a couple of iPhones running iOS 4 that I want to do a restore on. These phones have never been jailbroken, and I'm using the .ipsw that is the exact same version that's currently on the phone: ...
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Stop Image Capture from opening when a new device is connected

Ok I get how to disable Image Capture from opening for a specific device, but I'm an iOS developer and I work with a lot of devices. Is there a way to stop this ruddy app from launching the first time ...
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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 make an app think it's running on iOS 5?

So I have a jailbroken iPad on 4.X. I would like to use the new Netflix interface but it's only for ios 5. Is there any jailbroken app that will make it think its on ios 5 and not ios 4.X? Or is ...
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Is it good to keep apps closed on iOS devices?

Is it better to keep apps closed (double tap home button, hold the icon, and exit the app), as much as possible on iOS devices? I know the more apps one has open, the more RAM, for example is used, ...
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How do I sync iCloud iWork documents with Lion?

I have been using my iPad with Numbers and would like to be able to just open them up on my Mac with Lion. I can not figure out how to connect/sync to iCloud documents. I have checked iCloud documents ...
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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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Can someone explain why so much “Other” space is occupied on an iPhone 4?

I have the problem in iTunes where the "Other" data on the iPhone is excessively large. It's taking up over 5GB of space. I've searched this topic over and over, tried just about every option I've ...
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Why won't iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer?

It often happens that I create a Pages document on my home laptop, upload it to iCloud, then want to download it from iCloud at school. For some reason, iCloud doesn't support this—I need to, at some ...
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Why is my iPhone 4S showing so much “Other” data in iOS 7?

I've upgraded to iOS 7 on my iPhone 4s, cleared photos, cleared and turned off Photo Stream, deleted large apps, books, etc… and this is the 4th time I've installed iOS and started from scratch since ...
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Mark phone number as 'cannot receive iMessages'

iOS 8 & 7, iPhone 5S I have one phone number my iPhone insists ought to be iMessage-capable. The system is actually an automated response-counter I need for work to confirm I have received job ...
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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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Is it better for iOS to sync Gmail contacts using Exchange ActiveSync or the CardDAV protocol?

To date I've been using Google Sync as an Exchange account to synchronize contacts between Gmail and my iPhone. However, Google very recently announced support for syncing Gmail contacts using ...
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Email encryption options on an iPhone

I've started taking security more seriously lately. (Why only now you may ask? Because I'm a trusting fool that's why.) I've now got emails signing automatically and encrypting where I have their key. ...
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New iOS9 Spotlight search not finding contacts

I've just upgraded to iOS 9, and the new Spotlight search isn't finding contacts for me - it sometimes finds contacts, but not the one I'm searching for. I've turned off every app in Spotlight search,...
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How do you remove SSL certificate exceptions on iOS?

When connecting to a URL via HTTPS and the SSL certificate doesn't match (such as at a paid Wi-Fi hotspot), iOS shows a dialog asking whether the certificate should be accepted. If you accept the ...
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USB tethering gone after upgrading to iOS 9 and iTunes 12.3

After upgrading my iPhone 6 to iOS 9, and iTunes to 12.3, I cannot use the Personal Hotspot via USB anymore. It worked fine until the updates. Through WiFi it works fine, so the cause is not that ...
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What's the canonical name for the “sunburst” waiting animation?

Is there an accepted name for the spinning animation that's displayed when one needs to wait for an indefinite amount of time? It looks like this:
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How to delete all photos from the iOS 7 camera roll WITHOUT importing them?

I have 4000 photos in the camera roll I don't want import them into my MacBook's iPhoto or nowhere, so simple want delete them directly in the iPhone (iOS 7). selecting them one-by-one (you sure agree)...
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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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What OS X and iOS software combination tracks finances?

I was a long time Quicken user, tracking checking accounts and credit cards. I would enter all of my purchases on my phone and would sync regularly with my desktop. Two years ago, I switched to Mac ...
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Is AirDrop possible between iPad, iPhone and MacBook?

A new MacBook came with something called AirDrop and worked between many MacBooks such as MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Can I also use AirDrop to exchange data between Macs and iOS devices?
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What features in iOS 8 make a difference? [closed]

Share your experiences on exploring iOS 8 with us.. Whether you found hidden or little-known feature of iOS 8 or can explain how a big feature makes a difference, we're looking for objective reports ...
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HTML / CSS / Javascript editor for the iPad?

I'm interested for a code editor for my iPad. I've made a search on Apple Store for "HTML", and I've got a huge amount of results.. Can anyone recommend any of them? It would be nice to have syntax-...
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Is it possible to upload files to a website from Safari on iPhone?

I'm trying to upload a photo from my iPhone 4 to a website. However, the browse button to display the select file dialog is disabled. Normally this works fine on my Windows PC. Should I be able to ...
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What size should a background image be for Apple Configurator to place it on iOS devices?

I'm looking to set up some custom backgrounds for iOS and using Apple Configurator to drag an image into the lock screen tab of the preferences and the tool crops the image for me. So, considering ...
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Why are my updating iPhone apps “waiting…” forever?

I've got an iPhone 4, not quite sure which version of iOS, but I keep current. Recently, I got an update for one of the apps, started it, and then for some reason it got stuck on "Waiting..." ...
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Can you recommend an editor for both iOS and Mac OS X designed for writers?

Is there an editor designed specifically for writers of short prose? Currently I am using Microsoft Word and it is very heavy weight. Large technical reports need indices, chapters, heavy formatting ...
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Do companies have IT “spyware” on corporate iPhones?

I have an iPhone through my company. From my understanding, Apple does not allow any software onto their i* devices that does not come from the app store. I got into a discussion with a coworker about ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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Can iOS 7 folders and dock be skinned to be totally black?

I've just upgraded to iOS 7 on an iPhone 4S. I prefer a completely black wallpaper, but I noticed that making it so will turn the backgrounds of folders and the dock grey. I am looking for a ...
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Can I block ports and network traffic when using Personal Hotspot?

I would like to block ports and network traffic when using my jailbroken iOS device as a Personal Hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates, or any high bandwidth usage ...
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Once iOS files are backed up to iCloud, can you access them programmatically?

Is there a way to get the same files you can find in a local backup of an iPhone / iOS device from iCloud programmatically? Ideally, I would like to access them from a computer, but any access other ...
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How can I set the priority of Wi-Fi networks on my iOS device?

I have two Wi-Fi networks in my house, one at one end of the house and one at the other. While signals crossing from one side of the house are usually audible on the other side, they are generally ...
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What are the blue dots next to App names in iOS 7?

They disappear once you open the apps and then return to the home screen, but I can't tell what they indicate. Are they apps that haven't been opened since an app update? Or that it thinks have never ...
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Where can I download Xcode (n) Beta?

I want to start developing in Swift. I already own an apple developer account, yet am struggling to download Xcode (n) beta. How can I do this? Thank you in advance.
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iOS 4 - Can I close an app without it staying open in the background?

I am aware that after closing an application (pressing the home button) you can enter the multi-tasking tray, hold your finger down on an icon and close an application properly. But is there an easy ...
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iTunes Sync: X items could not be synced. See iTunes for more information

Every time I sync my iPhone or iPad (both running iOS 5) with iTunes, I get this error. iTunes displays no information that I can find about what the mystery six unsynced items are. How do I find out -...
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What does the “Current Period” data usage number mean?

In the Settings app, under Cellular > Cellular Data Usage, I see a “Current Period” value of 6.8 GB. However, I’ve checked this number several times over the years, at all different points in my ...
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Is there an iPhone App for reading PDF files?

After having used Eucalyptus and Stanza apps on my iPhone, I really can't read printed books while traveling any more. What similar app can I use to transfer, store and read my own pdf files on my ...
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From a technical standpoint, why can't Night Shift be supported on 32 bit hardware?

As referenced in this comment, Apple doesn't remove features without a significant reason, but other 3rd party apps like f.lux and GammaTool can do colour changes on 32-bit devices just fine. What are ...
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Is there a jailbreak for iOS 4.2

I want to jail break my 3Gs running 4.2.1. Possible?
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Apple/iOS: record videos via iPod touch; reduce video size?

I have the latest gen iPod touch: which has an HD camera with mic. I want to record class lectures and such but the files are massive that it produces: 4+ gigs for 1 hour using the built in app. Is ...
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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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iPad won't turn on after a complete battery drain

my iPad iPad mini retina is out of warranty I forgot to plug in my iPad after the critical battery warning and it went some minutes following the warning. I was not worried because same thing had ...
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How to add a reminder to a specific list and time via Siri

I can say " Add call friend to my Work list " and Siri will add that reminder to the specific reminder list WORK. However, if I imply any time, it will add it as a calendar entry. Yet when I say " ...
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Can receive but cannot make outgoing calls on an iPhone 5S

My iPhone 5s which I bought a year ago shows "Call Failed" whenever I hit "send", it doesn't matter which number I'm dialing. I can get incoming calls, FaceTime calls, messages, and apps are working ...
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Is there a way to sort the apps by usage frequncy?

I want to know if there's a quick way to find out the number of times one opens each app so that we can know which apps are really used by us frequently and we can sort them in that order. I've tried ...
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ITunes Match: syncing smart playlists that reference other playlists

ITunes tells me I cannot sync a smart playlist that references another playlist, but combining playlists is how I like to shuffle my music. I especially like creating individual playlists with "last ...