Apple's operating system crafted specifically for mobile devices. iOS has roots in OS X, and in recent years the two operating systems have diverged in some areas of functionality, though they remain separate entities.

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How to add wallpapers to iOS 7?

How can I add wallpapers to iOS 7 without adding them to Photos.app ? Is there a way to add wallpapers to native iOS wallpapers?
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Downgrading to a previous iOS version

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
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European week numbers to iOS calendar?

I have never really used the calendar in iOS and the below is the reason. I need week numbers for my work, studies, hobbies and almost everything -- that is why I am still using a paper calendar. If a ...
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In Google Drive on iOS, how do you change sharing permissions to be anything other than “Private”?

In Google Drive on iOS, how do you change sharing permissions for a file or folder from "Private" to "Anyone with the link" or "Public on the web"? I only see a way to add named users.
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Can I remove the text beneath apps on the iOS 7 home screen (SpringBoard)?

The text beneath the apps looks really out of place with the new iOS 7. Is there any way to turn it off without jailbreaking?
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App Store keeps showing wrong badge count

App Store on my iPhone keeps on showing that there are 3 new updates, but when I click on updates, it shows 0 new updates. It will update the badge count to 0 new updates as well, but not much later ...
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How to isolate an application from the system (fully sandboxed application)?

Is it possible to do something like the concept of sandboxing (like all apps on iOS have its own system software resources) for all existing applications (so - not while designing an own new ...
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Upgrade iPad2 to previous iOS version (from 4 to 6, but not 7)

I have an iPad2 with original iOS4.3.3, no jailbreak. Now there are several apps that require iOS 5 or above and I'm ready to upgrade. But I don't want to install yet the latest iOS7 (heard about some ...
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Where can I find information about past versions of iOS and code-signing windows?

I have an iPad 2 that is currently running iOS 5.0.1. I'm generally happy with it but some applications require a more recent iOS version. So I started to look into upgrading it, but the only upgrade ...
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Why do OTA updates require so much space?

Why do OTA updates for iOS always require at least 3GB of free space? It's kind of a pain to have to delete apps and then to have to reinstall them again.
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How much space do “Shared Streams” take up on an iOS device?

In iOS 6 and 7 there's a section in the Photos app that allows you to share photos with other people and other people to share photos with you. When others share with me, are the photos copied to ...
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How do I copy photos from an iMessage chat to the iOS Camera Roll?

When I long press on a photo someone shared with me in an iMessage chat I get three main options: Copy, More..., and Speak. More only presents options to delete all, or select some messages to forward ...
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What iPad app can I use to manage the locations where I took some photos?

I use iPhoto on the Mac and it can show a map with all the locations where I took photos. Is there a similar app on the iPad? With a map I can zoom in and out…
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iOS 7 update failed - stuck on Connect to iTunes

I was downloading iOS 7 to my iPhone 4 and the update was going for almost 1 day. I left it overnight and when I was about to use my phone it is stuck on the 'Connect to iTunes' screen (iTunes logo ...
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dtmf dial recording for playback to bypass automated dial-in systems

I'm looking for an app that would offer the ability to (among other things) record your dtmf key presses into a sort of recording or macro. The reason behind this would be to go through calling a ...
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Bluetooth skip not working

iOS 7 on iPhone 4 Noticed that when I pair with my car's BT, the track skip button on the steering wheel doesn't do anything. Tried un-pairing and re- pairing. Toggled BT. It used to work fine on iOS ...
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Iphone: outgoing email iCloud account and gmail

Iphone 5 iOS 6.1 (jaikbroken) OK, I've been solely using the gmail app for a while now and haven't had any use for the built-in mail app. Was hoping to run without any mail account on there, but it ...
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Is there a way to get different Google calendars syncing with different Apple devices?

I'm trying to sync several Google calendars with my iPhone, iPad and Mac, but I don't want all of my Google calendars to show up on the phone, just a certain few. You used to be able to go to the ...
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iOS7 Contacts Have All Disappeared

I upgraded to iOS 7 yesterday. Today, all my contacts suddenly vanished. They were working in iOS 7 this morning, but have since disappeared. I'm not syncing contacts with an external system ...
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What's the difference between Background App Refresh in iOS 7 and multitasking in iOS 6?

Didn't iOS 6 support multitasking and allow background apps to refresh their content? So what's new in iOS 7? Just that we can enable/disable specific apps from accessing the network when running in ...
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iPad 2 won't keep 'remember me' cookie on a website

I'm running an iPad 2 on iOS7. I have 3 iPad 2 and an iPad mini. All running iOS7. On all of the devices, I access a site which has a 'remember me' cookie to save me having to log in again. This ...
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Can a Operator locked iPhone be updated to iOs 7?

I was wondering if a locked iPhone (with a contract of 2 years) can be updated to iOs 7 and still working well and under the same contract.
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Remote Desktop that doesn't go through the cloud

What is a simple and cheap solution that let's me see and control my OSX desktop from iOS that solely works over LAN and does not connect to the internet at any time?
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Downgrade iphone 5 back to ios 6 [duplicate]

I have a question is there a way to downgrade from ios 7 to ios 6 with an iphone 5? please tell me yes i hate this update lol
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Why is iPhone Software Update twice as large in iTunes than on iPhone

Downloading iOS 7.0 from iTunes on my Mac was estimated at 1.2 GB (with some 16 hours download time). Then I tried downloading it from the iPhone itself, and it said 660 MB (with 8 hours download ...
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Is there a log of auto-updated apps?

iOS 7 has a new auto-update apps feature. When it's enabled, you don't have to manually go into the App Store app and download updates for your installed apps. However, I want to be able to find out ...
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Can I make a dynamic wallpaper?

I'd love to make my own dynamic wallpaper. Has anybody investigated their format, and if there is a way of making one?
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Retrieving a file from an iOS backup

So I have recently updated from iOS 6 to 7, but in the process, I did a clean restore. Beforehand though, I have done a backup in iTunes before the update. Something I forgot to grab when doing the ...
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How are “emergency calls” restricted?

An "Emergency" link on my iOS 7 lock screen goes to a phone dial page that says "Emergency call". What are the restrictions on this page? Can anyone use my iPhone to dial out? Does it only work with ...
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iOS7 Moving Backgrounds - file type and creating your own

iOS7 comes with parallax backgrounds. My questions are: Are these a standard file type? Does anybody know what it is? Is there a process to create a custom one? -- EDIT Thanks everyone - I was ...
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Can I view a list of applications currently running background jobs in iOS?

A growing number of applications for iOS, especially those adjusted for iOS 7, support background tasks (so they complete a download or sync or whatever also if not in front). Is there any chance to ...
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What causes repeating push notification alerts on iOS 7?

I recently updated to IOS 7, now every time I use an app I get a message saying Connect to iTunes to use push notifications " Whatsapp" (And Other Apps) notifications may include alerts, sounds and ...
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Restored from iOS 7 BETA to iOS 6.1.3 and can't activate phone

Okay so first off, I have an iPhone 4 CDMA (Verizon), but haven't had cell service on it for two years. Not that that matters but thought I'd throw it in there, that it only works with wifi. Now that ...
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Updating iphone 4s OS 5.1.1 to ANYTHING more current 6.1.1? 7.0?

I have not updated my iphone 4s since the day I got it. I am still on IOS 5.1.1. I jailbroke the phone when i first got it, but the jailbreak was outdated and stopped working so I deleted it off the ...
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What are the direct download links for iOS 7.0?

Direct download (i.e. from Apple servers) links for officially-released iOS firmware versions through 6.1.4 are listed here, with checksums: http://theiphonewiki.com/wiki/Firmware These firmware ...
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Is it normal for iOS updates to fail or to take hours on launch day?

After just accepting the iOS 7.0 upgrade dialog on my iPad, the gears spin for a moment and it looks like the download will start, but then the install fails. Is this something I can fix?
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Do I have to downgrade from iOS 7 Beta in order to get iOS 7 today? [closed]

I downloaded the iOS 7 Beta about a week ago and now I'm worried I'll have to downgrade in order to install iOS 7 that's being released today. Anyone have any insight? If I have to downgrade, what's ...
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iTunes home sharing playback position when streaming to iOS device

I am using a Mac mini as a home theater streaming computer, with Home Sharing in iTunes to view the movies in my iTunes library either on my Apple TV or my iOS devices. In cases where I do not finish ...
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How to turn off iOS Calendar Notifications for iCloud shared calendars

How can I turn off alerts for iCloud calendars that have been shared with me? I just want to see alerts for my calendar. Example: My girlfriend has a haircut today, and she set an alert to appear 15 ...
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Recording on iPhone from stereo line-in

I'm looking for a way to perform relatively high quality stereo line-in recording on iPhone. Unusual and third-party hardware is acceptable, but jailbreak is not. I am aware of the following options: ...
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Downgrading an iOS application - how to download a previous version?

On my iPad, I updated to a new version of YouTube that I don't like. Is there a way to downgrade? Would it be possible if I have the application link to the old version? How do I get the old link? ...
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Gmail lock screen notifications don't appear on iPod Touch, but the device still wakes from sleep

I've got the Gmail iOS app installed on my iPod Touch 5. Also, I have set the app to only show notifications for "Important" emails (which are indicated with a yellow tab in the web version of Gmail). ...
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For iOS developers, are GM releases eligible for OTA updates on point releases?

The iOS 7 betas are the first set of OS betas I've been through as a member of the Developer Program. Manually installing the beta releases is one thing, but now that a GM has been released will the ...
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iPad children's storybook with audio: is there a way to create a paid iBook AND free version?

I've been researching what it would take to create a children's storybook (including custom audio containing music and narration as well as moving imagery) and publish it on the iPad. I discovered ...
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Accessing a PDF stored in iBooks (on a jailbroken device)

On a jailbroken iPad, I was looking for a way to access a particular PDF from iBooks. The files reside in /var/mobile/Media/Books, so basically I was looking for a way to find the random filename of a ...
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Can an .ipsw firmware restore image's origin be verified?

Given an .ipsw iOS firmware restore image, can its origin be verified (e.g. through checking a digital signature) to provide assurance that it is actually from Apple and it hasn't been tampered with?
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How can I prevent iTunes from automatically downloading podcasts?

I listen to podcasts, but almost always on my iPhone (by downloading them on the iPhone directly) and almost never on my computer through iTunes. I do sync my iPhone with iTunes. However, any time I ...
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Why won't my iPhone 4S let me turn on the wifi? [duplicate]

When I go to Settings then to Wifi, I cannot turn it On. I had read in another question I should Reset Network Settings but that did not seem to help. Does anyone have any idea what I could do?
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Dump Heap Memory

I wanted to know if it is possible to dump heap regions from a jailbroken ios device? I am trying to see if there is any sensitive data stored in plaintext, for a particular application.
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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 ...