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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iOS and Firmware differences

Is the iOS operating system the same thing as the phone's firmware? Basically, when reinstalling the firmware (such as with DFU mode), are the system files being reinstalled, or something else? What ...
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Native Youtube app rejects correct login details [closed]

Whenever I try and log into the native Youtube app on my iPhone, it reports 'Authentication Failed" even though the details are 100% correct. Here's what I've done so far: Youtube.com accepts my ...
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How does an app get to be featured in the App Store? [closed]

I have created an iOS Lifestyle app. In the App Store, under the Top Featured tab in the New column I was amazed to see my app listed there. Is it organized by sales or Apple featured?
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iOS Remote.app URL Scheme

I've discovered that Apple's Remote.app on iOS has a URL scheme. Opening remote:// opens the app. Does anyone know of any other ways to, say, open a certain playlist/shared library via this URL ...
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Is there a Fortran compiler/emulator for iOS?

Has anyone come across a Fortran 77 emulator or compiler for iOS devices?
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How can I prevent turning off the locations services on managed iPhones?

Is it possible to disallow iPhone/iPad users to turn off the location services on their iDevices? E.g. by configuring profiles, software or system settings, etc. I have a client that needs to track ...
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iOS: Change language back to English after accidentally changing to a language I don't know

I just plugged my iPhone in and instead of it being in English which it normally is, it's using German & I've not been to Germany. What can I do to get my preferred language back?
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Can I see which iPad apps I use most frequently?

I have many games on my iPad which my kids play. I'd like to remove the games and apps that aren't used but I don't know how to find this information. Is there a way to see the most used apps on ...
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Can I get iOS notifications for emails routed to folders?

I have rules in outlook that routes certain emails to folders. These still appear as "unread" in the mail app, but not in the inbox, so I'm not getting notifications. Is there a way to enable ...
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Songs refuse to transfer to iPad

I'm copying an album of non-DRM songs from iTunes (where they all play just fine) to an iPad. Three of the songs on the album were downloaded through the Bandcamp purchase interface (let's call it ...
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An app similar to Gif Text?

Is there any application that is similar to Gif Text but with more images and continous updates ? I tried looking in the appstore but I don't think the keywords I used were good enough. I'm sure gif ...
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Is there a slowing of app download speed when an iPad is locked?

I've noticed that downloading apps continue to download in the background as well as when the iPad is locked. Is there a speed decrease in either of these situations (assuming the foreground app isn't ...
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iPhone iCloud contacts and over the air sync

As I understand, the "over the air sync" is different from iCloud sync (for the contacts). Is it the case? Is the over the air sync just a sync with my Mac itself? So it is just an cordless version ...
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How to obtain the direct link to a specific podcast episode in iOS iTunes Store?

My friend, on her iPhone, wants to email me an iTunes Music Store link directly to a specific episode of a podcast. She wants to do this without downloading any 3rd party apps. Problem is....at ...
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Usage by iOS version stats [closed]

Can you point out sources for how many iOS users have each of the major iOS versions? Something like this graph, but recent (this graph is from Sept 2010): Ideally something that automatically ...
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Inconsistent App Store ratings stars representation

In the iTunes App Store for iPhone, the rating is often displayed near the application's icon. Sometimes, when there are no ratings, the empty stars have an orange outline and sometimes they don't. ...
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How to avoid iOS devices being first selection when launching iPhoto

As an developer I often have an iOS device connected to my MacBook Air when I launch iPhoto. The standard behaviour is for the last selected item in the source list to be selected on launch, except ...
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Why does Reminders seem to be syncing with the network, even though I have reminders turned off in iCloud settings?

I started using Reminders.app as soon as I got iOS 5.0, and for me it mostly works very well. As soon as I got an iCloud account, of course I turned reminder syncing on there as well. However I soon ...
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How did iPhone 4 know to switch timezone in Airplane Mode?

I have both an iPhone 4 (from work) and an iPhone 3GS (personal). Today I took a cross country flight from BOS to LAX. Upon boarding the plane this morning, after having stayed up all night packing ...
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It is possible to see the description rather than the actual email address when choosing from which mail account to send a message?

Using an iPhone with multiple email accounts is a bit confusing when my existing email addresses are very similar. I use the description for each account is distinctly differentiate between the ...
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How can you limit your use of time-wasting apps on iOS?

How can I limit my use of some time-wasting apps on my iPhone for a few days? Temporarily removing the apps so that I would have to first go through a reinstall to use them is not an option because I ...
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Generate an iOS Project (.xcodeproj) with AppleScript

How can I generate an iOS project (.xcodeproj) with AppleScript (without XCode)?
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How can I tell if my iPad is syncing to my PC or iCloud?

My iPad "synced" to iTunes once so I could set some settings. My iPad (iPad 2 iOS 5.0.1) is set to sync to iCloud. However when I set off a backup, iTunes opens on my PC and it seems that iTunes is ...
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Need help understanding coins in Coin Dozer on iPhone

I have been playing the game Coin Dozer on my iPhone which is a free game. When I can no longer play without having to wait 30 seconds for a new coin, I just delete the game and reinstall, I have ...
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Why does a jailbroken iPhone always ask to restart Springboard after installing a new app?

I just jailbroke my iPhone and it went well. Why does a jailbroken iPhone always ask to restart springboard everytime an app is installed from Cydia? It's so annoying. It's like installing an app on ...
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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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Is there any way to reduce an app's usage of storage space on iOS 5?

Is there any way to get any iOS app to clean up its cache etc? I heard there's a new 'cleaning' feature in iOS 5 where apps do that automatically. But I haven't seen any of my apps do that. I really ...
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Why won't my iPhone reply to a text message after updating to iOS 5? [closed]

After updating to iOS 5, I cannot reply to a text message from non iPhone users. iMessage works fine. In order to actually reply to a text, I have to go into my contacts and hit "Send Message"...and ...
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Are there any other iOS apps other than Mail which can send email?

I have been trying to find an iOS app which will let me send email from various accounts without going through Mail.app. I know about the comma trick but that is not what I am after. I also do not ...
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Can I save an HTML file to my iPhone and open in Safari?

Does anyone know if its possible to save an HTML file to your iphone and then open it with Safari so that you can then favourite it and have it appear on the launcher as an icon?
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Why do some apps only Airplay the audio?

For the background info: I have an iPod Touch [4g] running iOS 5.0.1 and an AppleTV 2 running the latest software. I've noticed that while the majority of third-party video apps do AirPlay just fine ...
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Random iOS Mail App Freezes?

I've found myself depending more and more on the Mail app's ability to pull down mail from the servers immediately upon their arrival, and for the most part it works flawlessly. Every now and then, ...
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Searching Contacts in iOS

It seems that you can only search for a name or a company name in iOS's Contacts app. You can't search for an address, a zip, a note or any text outside of those fields. The same holds true for ...
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How can Siri recognize a contact's name, but be unable to call that person?

My wife and I have the same problem with Siri. In our contacts database, each person has at least one associated phone number (usually associated with 'home', 'mobile' or 'iPhone'). However, even ...
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Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud?

Do PDF documents in iBooks get backed up to iCloud? It is very strange that there is no answer to this on official Apple forums. Searching for this online often brings up Wifi iTunes sync or using ...
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What prevents iOS and iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from having an official screen recorder?

I have searched all over Apple's help and documentation I can't find any built in or app store apps that provide screen recording. What prevents such an app to exist ? Are there any obvious ...
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I want to change the country on my app store account and I am having some problems? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do I need to repurchase apps if I moved countries? So I wanted to change the country on my app store account but I was told that all of the purchases made in that region ...
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How do I pause the installation of iOS apps?

How do I pause the installation of an application? I started the download and installation of two apps from the app store. Now those are showing "waiting" and I want to cancel the installation of ...
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iTunes sync error -50

I recently tried to sync my iOS device, but I got a message similar to this one: I tried googling around, and people generally recommended to disable syncing photos to fix this, but in my case ...
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How do I find how much space the camera roll is using on my iOS device?

Since iOS5, when I want to find out how much space I have left on my iPhone I go to Settings > General > Usage Where can I find out how much space is being used by the Camera Roll?
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To have TV Out from iPad 2's any application via Apple Composite AV Cable

I know about this previous thread asking about iPad TV out. I have not managed to have my iPad 2's screen mirror from all applications to my TV. It only shows YouTube at the moment from the YouTube ...
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Transfer values between tabs in Numbers for iPad

I have two tabs in one spreadsheet in my Numbers for iPad. Is there a way I can transfer a value between those tabs?
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Floating row in Numbers for iPad

Is there a way I can make a row float on top of everything else. So, no matter how many rows you add, the row will always be visible?
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Is iCloud Document Sync “delta sync” or “full file sync”?

I don't mean iWork docs but for example personal docs in GoodReader iCloud folder and perhaps Mac OS ~/Library/Mobile Documents. Is there any official documentation about it?
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Why is my iPhone 4S's home button not responding from home screen?

My home button seems to be working okay to move out of apps etc, and double tapping brings up the expected menu, but on the home page, a single tap no longer swaps to the search interface, and when ...
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If my family has multiple iPhones that use the same Apple ID, is there any way to not share Apps?

My sons use my Apple ID on their iPhones, but I do not want the silly apps that they download. Is there any way to prevent installing their downloads onto my iPhone? Also, not all of my apps go onto ...
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How do I move a file into a folder in the iOS version of DropBox?

I uploaded a file from my email to DropBox on my iPad. Then I got several more files of the same type and realized that it would be appropriate to keep all of them in a folder. I created the folder ...
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What are the networking requirements for AirPrint?

I'm trying to get AirPrint setup at work. I've used it at home with AirPrint Activator with no problems. But it doesn't seem to work on my work network. I suspect our network is too locked down to ...
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How to best manage 1 iTunes account with SEVERAL devices in our family.

We have 1 iTunes account for my family. We have 4 iPhones, 1 iPad, 2 MacBooks, 1 iMac, and several iPods. I understand that each device can be configured to only sync certain playlists, so I do not ...
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Is there a procedure to report a buggy iOS app in the app store?

I found an app on the iOS App Store available in both lite and paid version, but it has too many bugs. See the edit history for the name, but this is more about how I can get word back to Apple in ...