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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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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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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Is there anyway to turn off the dreaded slot machine date picker in iOS?

The date picker in iOS is awful. Every time I put something on my calendar it's a "game of chance" if I will notified about it. Combine that with a touch screen and you have a recipe for scheduling ...
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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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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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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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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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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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Airdrop: Bluetooth or WiFi?

How does Airdrop work? I thought it is just bluetooth, but I am starting to doubt that now. Whenever I turn Airdrop on, my WiFi and Bluetooth are automatically turned on. If I turn the WiFi off, and ...
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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 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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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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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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Photo Streams from two or more iCloud accounts into same iPhoto library?

I'd like to connect iPhoto on my MBP to my photo stream and my wife's photo stream. We each have our own Apple ID and iCloud account. Can iPhoto connect to multiple iCloud photo streams? Thanks.
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iOS 7 Syncing Headaches (iTunes 11)

NEW NOTE: None of my fixes have seemed to work in real world, day-to-day use. So I now just check of “Manually manage music & videos.” Apple really need to fix this. NOTE: The description in ...
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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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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, ...
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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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Installing ChatJax bookmark on the iPad and iPhone

I have a 16 GB Apple Mini iPad using iOS 8.1.2 and am unable to install the bookmark found here that renders LaTeX in the Math Stack Exchange chat room. I can't find a browser with a bookmark bar to ...
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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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How to disable all iOS notifications temporarily?

I use my iPad more and more as I teach, showing the students slides, videos, etc. Having a words with friends, draw something, or email notification, especially with personal content in the first ...
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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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Can't install Find My iPhone app on iPhone 4 as it requires iOS 8

I reset my iPhone 4 as I gave it to a friend. I am unable to install Find My iPhone as prompt says I need iOS 8 to run this app. What can I do? I know iOS 8 is not available for iPhone 4, but apps ...
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camera roll “usage” number does not match photos in the app

I have completely deleted all photos in all categories from my iPad 3 (16G iOS 7) but my settings continue to state that I still have 3.5G "used" (camera roll) in the Photos/camera app. I have no idea ...