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 can I recover notes missing from the Notes app?

I recently opened the Notes app and found that about a month's worth of notes are missing. There is a gap between August 5th and September 3rd. (This time period includes a note I wrote while in an ...
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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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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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Does anybody know an email client for iOS that is password protected?

I am looking for an email client, that when opened, asks for a password before showing email messages. Is there such an app available for iOS?
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Notes not syncing to and from iCloud from OS X Yosemite

Okay, this is extremely frustrating and weird. I've had syncing of notes to iCloud turned on for a while, and I was never really able to figure out when the notes were synced. It always seemed pretty ...
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What actually happens during “Waiting for changes to be applied” and “Waiting for items to copy”?

There are literally hundreds of threads on dozens of different internet forums about iOS devices that get stuck on "Waiting for changes to be applied" and/or "Waiting for items to copy" while syncing. ...
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Any suggestions for a password manager app?

I currently have MiniKeePass on my iPhone and although it does the basic job of storing passwords, I don't have the ability to create random passwords from the app itself and sync the changes to ...
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As an iOS Developer, how can I avoid upgrading to Lion?

I have been an iOS developer for quite some time now, and I am still using Xcode 4.2, because the new version is now only available for Lion. My problem is that after reading the reviews for Lion in ...
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How can I make an app think it's running on iOS 5?

So I have a jailbroken iPad on 4.X. I would like to use the new Netflix interface but it's only for ios 5. Is there any jailbroken app that will make it think its on ios 5 and not ios 4.X? Or is ...
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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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Can you install Google Chrome on an iOS Device

Is it possible to install Google Chrome web browser on an iOS device?
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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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Speed comparison of iPhone 3g with iOS4 and iOS3?

I have heard that running iOS4 would slow down my 3G. Does anyone know of any reliable data on whether that is the case or not, and if so, by how much? Related Questions Is it worth upgrading my ...
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How to type fraction symbols on iPad?

Many character sets provide single special characters for fractions like 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, etc. Can these be typed on an iPad? I have found GlyphBoard that lets you paste them in but it dates back to ...
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Can I give away my iPhone apps with my phone?

I had an iPhone 3G that I've given to my friend. I had a number of paid apps that I left on there in the hope my friend would be able to use them, however when he tries to sync iTunes tries to delete ...
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Can I mirror my iPad's display using the VGA adapter for use in a presentation?

I would love to be able to mirror the display of my iPad on a projector for use in a presentation. Is there any software available to do this - on the AppStore or if necessary for use with a ...
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What is an iPhone 4,1?

I have developed an iOS app, and I am using a service called TestFlight to distribute the application to some beta testers. Here is an image of the service: What is an iPhone4,1? If it is ...
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Easiest way to browse iPhone filesystem

What method of browsing the root filesystem is least likely to make any modifications to it? Hooking to a pc is an option. Jailbreaking is not an option for this question.
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Are there any car stereos out there that support AirPlay?

First, I understand that I'm walking a fine line but, to be clear, I am sticking to the FAQ and I am not asking for hardware recommendations. Instead, I simply want to know if there are any car ...
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Why do iOS devices take such a long time to turn back on?

Often I will realise my iPhone or iPad is about to run out of battery, run around the house looking for a charging cable and plug, and get back just in time to see the screen go black and the little ...
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How to fix message spam from usbmuxd in console (_SendDetachNotification/_SendAttachNotification)

My console is flooded with messages like these: 11.01.12 21:21:39,819 com.apple.usbmuxd: _SendDetachNotification (thread 0x7fff7f6cb960): sending detach for device ...
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How can I set the iOS Springboard wallpaper to a different image than the lock screen wallpaper without jailbreaking?

How can I set the iOS 5 Springboard wallpaper to a different image than the lock screen wallpaper without jailbreaking? The answer may very well be "you can't." I just want to know for sure.
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What are the main difficulties people face migrating from Linux to Mac OS?

Coming from a Linux background what are the main difficulties I will face if I start to work on iMac? I use to work on Linux with consoles and I know I have a huge apps repository (synaptics) for ...
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Verification required when attempting to purchase free app

When I'm trying to install a free app on my iPod, it'll say: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap continue to verify your payment info. Why do I see then when ...
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iPhone 4 (and 4s) won't take a screen shot. What should I do?

After owning an iPad for a couple of years, last week I purchased my first iPhone. I've been well aware of the feature where you press the power button + Home key, and iOS will take a screenshot of ...
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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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Can iPhone 6 tell if a surface is horizontal?

I can launch the Compass app on my iPhone 4 and it can tell if the surface I'm placing it on is perfectly horizontal, or it's bending to any direction. Given iPhone 6's sticking-out camera, can it ...
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How to identify CPU and memory usage per process on iPhone?

There are many common apps available to show total system RAM usage and free. However, my understanding is only a jailbroken phone has access to the APIs to access PER PROCESS memory usage on iOS. ...
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Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot?

Can I download apps larger than 50MB while using Personal Hotspot? If so, isn't the limitation on iOS itself rather arbitrary? I can just use personal hotspot to download larger files to my computer ...
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“Ineligible” iCloud Songs on iOS devices

I have some mp3's ripped from a language CD, "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" and so forth. Some of them are uploaded to iCloud with iTunes Match, for some it says "Ineligible". I don't really need them in the ...
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How do I “copy image address” in iOS?

On desktops, when web browsing you typically right click on an image and choose an item from a contextual menu to display/copy the image URL. In iOS, when you tap and hold down an image, an action ...
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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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Do apps on jailbroken iOS devices have uncontrolled access to all my data?

I'm thinking about jailbreaking my iOS device but one thing worries me. Apple's restrictive developer API has one big advantage: apps can't tinker with my data outside the app unless I allow them to. ...
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iCloud has space but iCloud Backup says that I don't have enough to complete a backup

I use 120 MB of iCloud storage space for iCloud Backup of my iPad & iPhone. There is still 4.8 GB free from 5 GB, but I have a notification in iPad's backup window that I'm lacking space to back ...
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What will happen to apps i bought in a different country after i upgrade my iOS now?

I am running iOS 5.1 on my third gen ipad. I have moved and changed my account location to a different country. I have around $1500 worth of professional apps installed on my device which were all ...
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Using parenthesis with the built-in iPhone calculator app?

When you open your ios builtin calc and rotate the iphone you get the scientific calc: I am trying to use Parenthesis ( ) to write something like: (2+2)/4 but the parenthesis don't appear!
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Can I restore an iPhone backup taken from a previous iOS version, or is there a better way to retain my data?

I just put orders in for a few new iPhone 4S upgrades for the wife and I but I'm not sure how to keep her data (app data mainly, the other essentials are synced with outlook). She has an iPhone 3G, ...
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Best approach for enterprise integration

I found information from Apple regarding managing a business with a large number of iPhones and iPads. It looks to me like Apple just builds the libraries, and expects vendors to build applications ...
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Can you tether via bluetooth?

I would like my iPad to connect to the internet via a bluetooth modem (in this particular case, a Samsung Omnia with a more convenient pricing plan.) The iPad has been bought full price and thus ...
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Enable “Developer” inside the “Settings” app on iOS

Before Xcode 6 one could go to the Xcode Organizer window. Tap on the Devices tab. Select the connected device and click the "Use for Development" button. See here. However with Xcode 6 there are no ...
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How can I get my entire iTunes Match-based music library to appear on my iPhone?

I have about 12,500 tracks uploaded to iTunes Match. From my desktop and laptop, everything works great. I can see the cloud-based tracks and play them. I can download them to my machines. When I ...
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How many times can I attempt to guess the pin code of the restrictions settings on iPad?

I want to change some settings related to restrictions on my iPad but I don't remember the code I used to lock changes to restrictions. I have a few common variations to try, I'm certain it is one of ...
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Installing iOS on VMware Workstation

I have a Windows PC and VMware Workstation. I am trying to figure out a way to install iOS on it. Is there is way to install iOS on VMware Workstation?
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Switching Organizations in Apple Developer Center

I have my own iOS Developer account and recently I got invited to join a team. I accepted, but now I can't switch back to my personal account to develop apps for myself. Every time I log in it has the ...
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Can i create my own back up iCloud account other than the one my ex boyfriend set my iphone up with?

When I first got my iPhone, my boyfriend set it up with his iTunes and iCloud account because I didn't have one of my own. We recently broke up, and he then changed the password for his Apple ID and ...
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Is swipe to archive possible with non-Gmail account in iOS?

Is it possible to configure which folder to put mail in when swiping on a email to archive/delete with a non-Gmail account? My objective with this would be to file email into an archive more easily ...
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The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (9)

This is an issue that occurred to my iPhone. What is the recommended general fix for this?
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How many people can you add to an iMessages group?

I was curious what the limit was on the number of people you can add to an iMessages group. Assuming everyone was on iMessages (i.e. everyone shows up as blue).
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Password protect removal of apps on iOS

I have had instances of people deleting my applications (purposedly or unpurposedly) and it's a real annoyance to get them back, plus you lose all of your data. Is there a way to password protect the ...
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How can I get a video *into* the photo/video gallery on an iPad or iPhone?

Let's start by assuming that I have a perfectly compatible file. (In my use case, I was literally trying to get a video I took on my iPhone, that lives in my iPhone photos/video gallery, onto my iPad, ...