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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I've got a new iPod Touch, do I need a new Apple ID for FaceTime and iMessage

We have a Mac, iPad2, 1 iPhone 4, 1 iPhone 4s and now have bought an iPod Touch for my son. What is the best way for the iPod Touch to be able to sync previuosly download apps and music but enable ...
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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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Why is the home button on iOS devices physical? [closed]

I understand that Steve Jobs tried to minimize the number of physical buttons on iOS devices, and I am sympathetic with that idea. It is understandable that the power button, which has to be ...
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Mail App Open wrong attach in iOS 5.1.1 iPad 2

In my inbox there are two different email with an attachment with the same name, i.e. "my document.pdf", but different contents. The problem is that, when I open a such email, the attachment ...
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What is the name of this button?

I've been calling it the "keyboard dismissal button," but I'd like to know if it has an actual name.
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iOS6 on iPod: Facebook Messenger doesn't show notifications

I have both Facebook and Facebook Messenger installed on my 4th generation iPod Touch, and Facebook messenger doesn't seem to receive push notifications. The setting is on in the iOS settings, but it ...
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Syncing old iTunes to new iOS?

I have iTunes 10.6.1 installed on my Mac. My mac is version 10.6.7, and I cannot upgrade it because it is on an image with software update disabled. I just updated to iOS 6, and obviously can't ...
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Downloading apps stuck after updating

I just updated my iPhone from iOS6 beta 4 to the final release, I restored via iTunes. I made an iCloud backup right before doing this, seeing this is what iCloud is for I figured I didn't need to ...
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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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Can I upgrade an iPhone from iOS 4 to to iOS 5 now that iOS 6 has come out?

If I have an iPhone running iOS 4 that I want to run iOS 5, but don't want to lose Google Maps by upgrading to iOS 6, is this possible?
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Where do my apps go when I run out of screen space?

Didn't realize I had ran out of home screen space on my iPad and I purchased a new app. The App store shows it is installed, and if I search for it I can find it, but I cannot find it on any of my ...
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Updated phone now texts are mixed

My father updated his iPhone software to iOS 6. Now his wife is recieving his text messages. We tried going to settings and turning off iMessage but that just stopped his phone from getting some of ...
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Which iOS devices support microphone input via the headphone jack?

I want to use an iOS device as a field recorder for an XLR microphone. However, I need to buy an adapter to plug in the mic via the headphone port. Which iOS devices support mic input (with the third ...
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What are some unique iPhone 5 features in iOS 6? [closed]

Rules: One feature per answer. Check if a feature has been posted already. Only post things you are sure about. The goal is to not have a one line answer or link and also not an essay of 500 words ...
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What's the practical difference between a 16GB and 32GB iPhone?

I'm looking to close a deal on an iPhone. What I am having difficulty understanding is the difference between 16GB and 32GB. When does it matter if you have 32GB and 16GB? I understand, of course, ...
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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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Do iOS 6 maps include public transit information and routing?

Lately I'm spending a lot of time in London, even though I'm not British. I rely heavily on the iPhone Google-based maps for transit information, I tell it where I need to get to, and it recommends a ...
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Syncing contacts with iCloud

So I just upgraded to iOS 6 and have two questions: Is it possible that my updated contacts (using Facebook integration) will uploaded to the cloud so the same info appearing on iPhone will be ...
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Has there been an end date established for the Maps app on iOS less than iOS 6?

It has been reported that the contract between Google and Apple to supply maps for iOS has not been renewed (or perhaps already has or is about to expire). Furthermore, it's clear that Google charges ...
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Synchronising contacts between iCloud and iOS

I have a problem with my contacts synching between iPhone and iCloud. There is a number of contacts that appears with the tag iCloud in my phone, although they arent on the iCloud website or my ...
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How do I add data to the maps app introduced in iOS 6?

Is there a way to add new data to the maps ecosystem introduced in iOS 6? For example, is there a way to add my own business to the map so everyone can find it? Also, can I add other point of interest ...
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Can I have stereo music playback during an iPhone call?

Is there a way to playback (true) stereo audio (with seperate left and right channel) files during a phone call? I'm not trying to make the callee hearing any of the stuff playing on my phone. I just ...
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What features are lost on the Lightning to 30 pin dock adapter?

The materials from Apple say that the following features are not supported on the Lightning to 30 pin dock adapter and cable: Video and iPod out. What exactly are these features? Lightning to 30 ...
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iPhone calendar/todo list app with easily enterable and snoozable reminders?

There are a lot of reminder/calendar/todo list apps, and it's hard to make sense of all of them. Hoping someone can recommend one that meets the following criteria: Reminders are as easy to enter ...
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Best Note Application Integrated With Exchange For IPad 2

I am looking for a note taking application that needs to be integrated with MS Exchange, because i am using an iPad, a notebook running Windows 7 and MacBook Pro. I want to be able to take notes, ...
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can't sync Calendar events from Mac to iPhone

Mac running OS X 10.8.1, and iPhone 4 running 5.1.1. Since upgrading to OS X 10.8.1 from 10.7.4, I can't sync Calendar events from the Mac to the iPhone. The opposite direction works just fine. I am ...
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Looking for iOS music player which includes all id3 information

I have open-ended tags stored in the Grouping field of my (iTunes) mp3 collection. I also have information written in the Comments field. A lot of my music is also BPM'd. How can I search by/sort ...
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Why does my iPad 2 beep sometimes?

My iPad with iOS 5.1.1 (with home screen is activated) plays a "beep beep" sound (as if I had gotten a new e-mail) every 10 minutes or so, but no notification is shown. Can I find out what causes the ...
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iCloud prompts me to create a free @me.com email address to turn on Notes sync

I'm very aware this question is probably about to become obsolete with the release of iOS 6 at some point soon, but thought I'd ask anyway. I have an iCloud account set up on my phone with the email ...
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Does iPhoto copy all photos from Photo Stream, or just make references?

When using Photo Stream on the iPhone, you have access to the last 1,000 photos taken, or the last 30 days of photos (source). That same rule applies to all iOS devices, and beyond the 30-day window, ...
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Can I set up a hand written signature in iOS mail app?

Or must I copy and paste each time?
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iPhone untethered jailbreak need redsn0w to startup

I've decided to jailbreak my iPhone 4. So I did. And I installed SiriPort to get siri. And it worked. I don't know why, but my iPhone crashes on startup!(I can only boot it with redsn0w) I don't know ...
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Forcing VPN on demand to “on”

When we install an iOS configuration profile for Cisco IPSec "VPN on Demand" (using certificate based machine authentication), a switch appears in the Settings > VPN Settings page: "Connect On Demand ...
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“Cannot connect to iTunes” so cannot install any apps or update them in iPad, why?

I don't have Mac computer/laptop. I have only iPad. Now I am getting this error "Cannot connect to iTunes" although I have never used iTunes. So I cannot install or update any apps in iPad. How can I ...
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How to use machine name of iOS devices on network?

I have an iPhone 4 and a 3rd generation iPad. They connect to my local home network over WiFi but I cannot use their machines names. I have an app on both devices that exposes a web server, but I can ...
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Help. Question about run application on IOS 5.1 [closed]

I am using Xcode 4.2 with iOS 5 to develop an application. This application doesn't include any new features provided in iOS 5.1. So, if I submit this app to App Store, can the users download it and ...
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How do I tell an iOS device there's no internet connection on the Wifi?

I've setup a WiFi network to allow iOS devices (such as my iPad) to connect to other devices on the local network, but I want to be able to use the 3G functionality on my iPad at the same time to ...
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My iMessage won't send

I have an iPad 2 and have used iMessages many times. For some reason now I can't message. The send button is not active. I'm trying to message a friend who has an iPhone and who I have messaged many ...
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Is it possible to do conditional formatting in Numbers for iOS?

Is it possible to do conditional formatting in Numbers for iOS? I'd just like to change the text or background colour depending on the cell's contents.
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Is it possible to remove cell borders from Numbers?

I imported an Excel spreadsheet that contained a few cells with black lines as their border. Is it possible to remove these outlines through Numbers (iOS)? I have tried copying and pasting, the ...
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Why doesn't IOS mail delete from my pop server?

i have my iphone configured to get email from my pop server. i also went into the advanced settings and configured it to 'delete from server' 'when removed from inbox'. still, i noticed that when i ...
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How do I add/adjust words in/to the keyboard dictionary on iOS?

I want to add some common building names for my college campus to my keyboard dictionary, but in the General tab in Settings, I only see an option to reset the dictionary. I tried typing the words, ...
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What can be done about the calendar app closing itself on an iPad?

I have been using my calendar fine but this afternoon when I click on the tile it briefly opens (1 sec) and then closes itself. I have waited 30 mins, I have turned iPad off & back on and still no ...
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What arguments are available for the mobileiron URI scheme on iOS?

This concerns the MobileIron MyPhone@Work Client, I noticed a mobileiron:// URI scheme is available on iOS. I was thinking of using this with a webclip, that directs a user to the right server for ...
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Is there an iOS app or jailbreak modification that can activate true caps lock?

I'm using jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 and am looking for an app or setting that enables true caps lock. Meaning, once activated, caps lock behaves like it does on a PC and stays enabled when you switch to ...
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How can I access preview documents saved to iCloud from 10.8 on an iPad?

As of OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) one can move Preview documents to iCloud, how do I access these documents from my iPad?
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How do websites offer a factory unlocking service

There are numerous websites online which offer an actual genuine factory unlocking service if you provide the iPhone's IMEI code. They advertise a service which whitelists your iPhone's IMEI code from ...
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Is it legal for other people (with different IDs) to share different apps,games and music with each other & if it is legal, is there a limit?

Say for example there's 3 people. Person 'A' has an app that person 'C' wants, while person 'A' has another app that person 'B'&'C' want. Can person 'A' transfer these apps without any memory ...
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What is wrong when an app is perpetually in need of updating from the Mac App Store?

I have an app called "UPAD Lite" that keeps appearing in the "updates" tab of app store. I have installed the update multiple times, but when the app store checked for updates, it would appear again. ...