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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Where can I download old iOS versions from Apple?

I need to test my app with older version of iOS and can't find exactly where to download them from Apple. Anybody know the adress?
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How do I create new albums within my iPhone 3GS camera roll?

I'm looking for a way to create new albums within the Photos app on my iPhone 3GS, preferably without having to connect the device to iTunes. Is this possible?
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How to configure VPN per app in iOS 7?

As one of the business feature the upcoming iOS 7, Apple has announced the ability to configure VPN on application basis. However, details about this feature are hard to find on the web. I am ...
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HTML/rich text email signatures in iOS?

My work (Exchange) email signature has text formatting and a photo in it, as I'm sure many do. Does anyone know of a way to enable Apple Mail like signature customization in iOS? My iPhone is ...
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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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After I delete an app on my iPhone, iTunes copies it over on next sync

On my iPhone, I go to the App Store. I download some app. It's crap, so I delete it, by clicking the 'x' when the icons start wobbling. Some time later, I turn on my mac, and iTunes starts syncing ...
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iCloud bookmark sync with Chrome

Apple's iCloud makes syncing of Safari bookmarks easy between Safari on Mac or PC and IE on PC. However I'm using the Chrome browser on both those platforms and I'm wondering if there's any ...
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How can I forward delete on iOS?

Is there a way to delete text in front of the caret using the iOS software keyboard? The small wireless hardware keyboard accomplishes this with a fn+delete, so there might be a way to use multiple ...
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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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Is it possible to turn on “read receipts” in iMessage for just certain contacts?

I am wondering if it is possible to specify which of my contacts will see if I have read their messages. I know I can turn on "send read receipts" in iMessage but that allows everyone to see if I have ...
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iPad mobile safari printing

I need to print web pages from Safari to a mobile printer in the field using an iPad. I can't seem to figure this out - any ideas, suggestions? As I understand it, I cannot connect to a printer via ...
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Can anyone recommend good third party iOS email clients (especially regarding signature support)?

Can anyone recommend an iOS email client (Exchange/ActiveSync or IMAP... preferably both) that supports really sweet email signatures? Our company email signature has an official format that has a ...
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Is there a way to configure apps to download automatically similar to podcasts in iTunes?

I'd like for apps to download 'free updates' whenever they are available so when I sync my phone they will already be there, similar to podcasts. Is there a way to configure iTunes to do this ...
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Scrolling to top while on a call?

Normally when you press the top status bar on the iPhone, it will scroll the main list component all the to the top. When you are on a call, though, the status bar becomes a bit bigger and when you ...
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Invisible App Store updates

Nearly every time I see updates available on my iPhone (4, iOS 5.1) whilst browsing the app store, the list of updates is empty even when the badge says there are some. Selecting update all will ...
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App that caches Maps

I've tried looking for an app that caches map data, so that it doesn't need an active Internet connection on the move. The built-in one doesn't work well in that aspect. Caching the satellite maps ...
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How to keep a VPN connection alive on an iPhone?

I connect to a bunch of WiFi hot spots with my iPhone, and love that I have a VPN option. One thing I don't love is that it disconnects from the VPN if the screen ever goes blank. How can I keep ...
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How to move an iPod or iOS device from one computer to another without losing anything?

I have a new (Windows) PC and I am fed up with booting up my old computer just to sync my iPad and iPod, so I have just decided to install iTunes and sync with my new one. Music, Pictures and ...
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How does iBooks determine the category of an EPUB?

I've been using the Perl module EBook::EPUB to create ebooks to read in iBooks. But I can't figure out how to set a category for the books I create. When I sort by categories in iBooks, it doesn't ...
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iPhone switches to speakerphone when away from my face

Since this morning I think, when I'm on a call and move my iPhone away from my face a bit, it seems to automatically switch to Speakerphone (the voice can be heard out loud) and it shows the number ...
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Why is my iOS not detecting Bluetooth device names?

I am trying to list of bluetooth devices from my app. My Bluetooth is enabled in settings but doesn't detect device names.
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How to build last version of Ruby for jailbroken iOS?

I jailbrake my iPad and want to run Ruby in the console. I installed OpenSSH & Ruby from Saurik. But it is too old (1.9.2) & buggy. I would like to compile and install the latest version of ...
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How can I tell what “Audio” and “Other” contains in iTunes's iOS device capacity meter?

In iTunes, when selecting an iOS device from the left pane, the user is presented with a bar graph along the bottom of the primary pane showing the used space and available space of the given device. ...
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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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Stream iOS camera live video to other device over Wifi

Is there an app that can capture live video on one iOS device and broadcast it over wifi so all my other iOS devices can play it? Streaming it over the internet would be even better...
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Is there any way to globally or — at least persistently — kill OnSwipe for iPad browsing?

So, web browsing on the iPad has its quirks and drawbacks, but the one that stands head and shoulders above all others for me is the abomination that is OnSwipe, and especially its incarnation as a ...
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How do I refresh the devices in Image Capture?

For some reason, Image Capture doesn't always update the list of devices after I plug in my iPhone. Sometimes restarting Image Capture works, and sometimes it does not. Does this have to do with the ...
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iChat call forces in-call status bar in iOS simulator [closed]

Is there a way I can disassociate the iOS Simulator from my iChat calls, currently I am working on my app and I am using iChat for a video call and the in-call status bar comes and I can't toggle it ...
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iTunes asks to transfer purchased apps from iPhone even though app sync is off

A few weeks after iOS 5 came out, I disabled app syncing with my phone. I still sync my media with the computer. Today when I synced my phone, it asked to transfer purchases from my phone to my ...
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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7?

Apple showed this new feature in iOS 7 called Activation Lock, that if you enable "Find My iPhone" on a device that is lost or stolen, a person that finds/gets the iPhone will not be able to wipe it ...
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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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What software is best for taking notes fast and keeping in sync between iOS and web?

My requirements are very simple- I want notes that I can access quickly and easily via the web (from my Mac or PC) and also via iPhone and iPad. For iOS, it's critical that I can go from having an ...
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How do I restart my iPhone and why should I?

Often people talk about restarting an iPhone in the same way you restart a computer. How do you do this, what buttons do you press? Also how/why is this different to just turning off the iPhone ...
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What filesystem does iOS use?

I can't find this information documented anywhere. What filesystem do iOS devices use? Did Apple stick with HFS+? Is it different between devices and iOS versions?
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Is Wifi enabled in iOS 5 even when the device is put to sleep?

I've been under the impression that iOS shuts down WiFi when the screen is off - which is good as far as battery savings. Lately I've been suspecting that WiFi remains on, and I did a test. My ...
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High processor/CPU load on iPhone, draining battery, how to fix?

My iPhone sometimes gets very hot and drains battery extremely quickly. When I use the app iStat to check processor load, it shows high numbers (above 2, where it is normally 0.5, not sure about the ...
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(How) Can a web site determine if Safari Private Browsing is turned on?

In Safari on Mavericks, I sometimes get a dialog from web sites indicating that some site functions will be blocked or degraded unless I turn off Private Browsing mode. Most users probably expect ...
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Schedule text message on iPhone

Is there an iPhone app in the App Store which allows scheduling of text messages? For example, I would like to setup birthday messages, so I don't forget them, or reminder messages. I know of such ...
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iOS administration: Fleet Management / remote setup / remote control **without jailbreak**

I have a fleet of more than 10 iOS devices (iPhones 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad2...) to manage, setup, etc. Often, users are very lost with configuration and usage (device configuration, e-mail, calendar sync, ...
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How to delete emails instead of archiving them on iPhone & iPad?

This summer Apple changed built-in mail app to support "archive" button (at least for GMail and GApps-based accounts), but I have found that I need to delete emails much more often than archive them. ...
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Does iOS encrypt all the data on my device when I set a passcode to my iPhone

Excuse my stupidity, I know less than nothing about mobile phones OSes but I have been told that iOS encrypts your data when you set a passcode to your phone. This means even if someone stole your ...
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How is my iPod Touch able to determine my location when I'm offline?

When I'm traveling through a city, as long as there are wifi networks nearby (even if they are secured with a password), my iPod Touch can determine my current location with great accuracy—obviously ...
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Are there common causes of a text message sound in the night, but no text message?

My iPhone 3GS has made the text message sound twice at like 3:30 am but when I look at it there is no text. This is hard to explain to my husband, it's making us both paranoid! Can I look somewhere ...
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App/solution for having alerts for emails

I have following case: when something bad happens with services I'm responsible for, I get email to specific email account. And I'd like to get alert about it from my phone. But I don't mean just ...
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Tweetbot marks some tweets with a blue corner

Some tweets in my twitterfeed is marked with a blue upper right corner, and some kind of bookmark icon on it. What does it mean?
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Quicksilver-like app for iPad?

Quicksilver is a long-loved Mac app that gives you a single entry point, a command box, for performing a wide variety of actions on the Mac. It is easily extensible and scriptable. A similar app on ...
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Reclaiming hard drive space in iPad

What is the easiest way to reclaim HD space on an ipad2 without having to sync? Ideally I'm looking for an app that would allow me to delete files directly from the iPad (I remember there was one for ...
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How do I invert the colors on my iPhone?

As a prank someone has inverted the colors on my iPhone. Black is white, blue is orange, etc. How do I get my phone back to normal?
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How did Starbucks send bold text in an MMS to Messages.app?

I received the discount message shown below from Starbucks on iOS 7.0.3. Somehow they managed to make part of the message text bold. How did they do this, or better, how can I recreate it? I ...
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Certificate error when using Chrome for iOS with company CA

I am using an iPad with Google Chrome installed to access the internet. I have downloaded and installed the Netbox Blue certificate authority from their website. I can currently access https:// ...