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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 ...
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How do I get non default calendars to show up on iOS (iPhone/iPad)?

I was able to connect my iPhone to multiple Google accounts and have the default calendars show up on my iPhone and iPad correctly. But how do I get the non default google calendars to show up as ...
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iPad application failed to install from iTunes on Windows

I am trying to install an application on my iPad 2 from Windows. Whenever I do so, I am getting an alert on iPad: Application failed to install. When I install the same application from iTunes on ...
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iOS restore causes downloading issues

I restored my iPad today. The first, say, 30 apps redownloaded fine after the restore, but now my screens are filled with "Waiting..." icons. I've tried downloading something else and entering my ...
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Why does a Double Hard Reset help with iPhone issues?

My wife has an iPhone 3G, I have an iPhone 4. Ever since she upgraded to iOS 4, her phone has been much slower than it was on iOS 3. My iPhone 4, upon upgrading to iOS 5, isn't slower. Instead it ...
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How to disable certain Apps & access to PIM data on iOS

Anybody can describe how to disable certain apps on iOS and disable access to PIM (calendar, contacts, reminders, email) data? I've looked at the Restrictions feature and find that it limits access to ...
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Does the 'iPhone' label on a Contact's phone number enable any special handling?

When entering a contact's phone number in the Contacts app on iOS or the Address Book on OS X, the number can be labeled iPhone rather than, say, mobile. Does doing so have any effect on how the ...
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Restore mail account password from iOS

I want to trick IOS to use my IMAP server so I can help my buddy retrieve his mail password (which he forgot, but is still stored on the iPhone). So he has a Yahoo Mail account configured and working ...
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Will iOS ever play nice with Amazon purchased content? [closed]

Are there any indications that I will be able to use my Amazon content on an iPad? I have songs and videos with Amazon, and I would rather buy an iPad to watch/listen to them. But I am being ...
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Looking for an iOS app to announce the time

Is there an application for iOS devices similar to "Announce the time" feature in Mac OS X? This feature simply announces time every hour/half hour/quarter hour with preselected voice. My idea is ...
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Proper backup procedure for upgrading to iOS 5?

I keep telling my Dad to upgrade his iPod touch from iOS 4 to iOS 5, and his response is "but I'll lose all my data". Can I be confident that simply backing up by right clicking in iTunes and clicking ...
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Why does mobile Safari revert to “Never accept cookies”?

Every few days Safari on my iPhone (iOS 5.0.1) reverts to "Never" accept cookies. I put it to "From Visited" but it switches back shortly thereafter. Discussion elsewhere suggests an Exchange link ...
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What does a vanilla jailbreak offer over a vanilla iOS firmware?

Based on my experience for the two minutes for which my device was jailbroken, I saw little difference between a jailbroken device and nonjailbroken device. All I noticed was a little Cydia icon. ...
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Why are my iMessages showing as coming from my email address when I've set my Caller ID to my phone number?

When iOS 5 first came out, I added my @me address to my iPhone and iPad. People could iMessage me at my email address, and I'd see it on both devices. This wasn't always perfect, and recently I ...
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Alternative to pressing home button to stop rearranging apps?

To stop rearranging apps (i.e. after holding the finger down on an app so that they all start to shake, make them stop shaking again), the home button is used. Is there a gesture that does the same?
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How can I keep 200 recent photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac?

I have about 1500 photos in my camera roll. Because of this, my iPhone has about 2GB worth of photos. I would like to have only the most recent 200 photos on my iPhone and the rest on my Mac. How can ...
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Does the iPhone 4S generate a spark or detectable electric signal of any kind when receiving a call?

In my spare time, I am a volunteer for the fire brigade. Yesterday I was attending a lessons about preventing fires, and we saw a movie about a lady fueling her car while receiving a call. And "boom"! ...
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Is the iOS Voice Memos built-in app appropriate for recording an hour-long interview?

I have been sufficiently impressed with the sound quality of the voice memos app on my iPhone. I'm planning to interview several of my family members for up to an hour at a time. I have a 4th ...
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Facebook app shuts down itself on iPhone 4

I have an iPhone 4. The Facebook application was working fine until this morning. When I start the Facebook app, it shuts down immediately. I tried restarting the phone but it's the same. No ...