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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone 4s from iOS 7 to iOS 6.1.3 as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible ...
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Can I undo the upgrade to iOS 7 by restoring to iOS 6.1.3? [duplicate]

I recently attempted to follow this tutorial to upgrade my device (iPhone 4) to iOS 7 without being a developer or registering a UDID. I loaded and installed iOS 7 and got to the configuration ...
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How secure is Activation Lock on iOS 7 (and later)?

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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Safari on iOS 9.2.1 / 9.3 won't open links

Update 2: Fixed in iOS 9.3.1 Update: Apple has confirmed the bug and is working on a fix for a 9.3.1 release. My Safari on iOS 9.2.1 (update: and now 9.3) won’t open most links anymore, i.e. tapping ...
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How to downgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1?

I made a huge mistake of upgrading to iOS 6 today. I hate the release and I want OUT. When I try to downgrade by restoring to IPSW for 5.1.1 it tells me that the device isn't eligible for the build. ...
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How can I prevent iPhoto from opening everytime I plug my iPad/iPhone?

How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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The AppStore is temporarily unavailable. Please try again

This is very frustrating. We are not able to download apps from App Store, as we keep getting error message "The AppStore is temporarrily unavailable. Please try again". I falied also to login to App ...
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What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?

iOS 5 is here! Geofencing, new Voices in Voice Command/Siri, and Notification Center for all! We all know how heartfelt iOS makes you seem (Cards), how much control it gives you for managing your ...
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Disable Repeated System Alerts in iOS 7

On iOS 7, there is a feature under Cellular in Settings called: Use Cellular Data For:. This lists all of the apps I have on my iPhone 4 with individual On/Off Switches to disable or enable cellular ...
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Can't transfer purchases from iPhone to iTunes in iOS 9

After upgrading to iOS 9, I can't transfer purchases from my iPhone to iTunes. It happens to just start the process, then it finishes without transferring anything. However, I can still transfer ...
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Is it possible to upgrade iOS offline?

I have an iPad 3 iOS5.1.1 jailbroken. Now that iOS 7 (exactly 7.0.3) is on the Apple update servers, I want to know if I am able to update my iOS to 6.1.2 or not. I downloaded the firmware of 6.1.2 ...
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Transferring Clash of Clans

I originally started playing Clash of Clans on a first-generation iPad and connected it to my GameCenter. I then got a third generation iPad, linked it to the first iPad's GameCenter account, and ...
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How can I change the cellular DNS server on iOS?

Is there a way to set a global DNS server that will be used for all connections (both Wi-Fi + cellular data)? If there isn't a uniform manner to specify DNS, can I just change the DNS used by the ...
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How to completely disassociate iMessage from my device?

I have an older iPhone that I was thinking about selling soon in order to get a new one. I've set up iMessaging on the device. Normally I would just erase the phone a couple of times and be done with ...
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Is it normal for iOS updates to fail or to take hours on launch day?

After just accepting the iOS 7.0 upgrade dialog on my iPad, the gears spin for a moment and it looks like the download will start, but then the install fails. Is this something I can fix?
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iTunes - adding content to third party app

Prior to this iTunes 12 update, there was a way to navigate to the apps on your iPad and select a third party app from the App Store, then be able to 'add media' to that application. I would put home ...
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Why can't I install iOS 9.3?

I saw an update for my iOS 9.2.1 device to iOS 9.3. However, it said that the update cannot be verified, although it was downloaded. I even deleted all data and applications from the device, but I ...
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Is it possible to update any iOS 6 device to iOS 6.1.6?

Apple have just released software updates to fix a rather serious security problem where a valid SSL response wasn't checked properly to ensure it matches the site actually being browsed. I have an ...
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iOS 4 - Can I close an app without it staying open in the background?

I am aware that after closing an application (pressing the home button) you can enter the multi-tasking tray, hold your finger down on an icon and close an application properly. But is there an easy ...
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Call blocking for iPhone?

How do I block unwanted callers without jailbreaking?
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What malware has actually affected Jailbroken iOS devices?

Are there examples of malware that affects jailbroken iOS devices that doesn't require installation of shady packages (e.g. something that can compromise a device just by opening a PDF or visiting a ...
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iOS: App to search All Content in PDF files?

There are many apps that have search over the names of the files but not all content in the files. It is very slow to test all apps such as iAnnotate, PDF Expert, Amazing PDF Expert and GoodReader. ...
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Can I put Newsstand into a folder?

In iOS5 (and later) my newsstand icon will not go into a folder on either my iPod touch, or my iPad2. Anyone have any suggestions on how to move this application?
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Will an iOS reinstall make a jailbroken-iPhone “supported by Apple” again?

Will an iOS reinstall Work on any jailbroken-iPhone and Make a jailbroken-iPhone "supported by Apple"? Similarly, does such an iOS reinstall reset the iPhone (jailbroken or not) back to a "clean, ...
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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Ran “Delete All Content and Settings” on a Jailbroken iPhone 4s

I recently received a iPhone 4s and it was jailbroken from a friend. When I wanted to restore it back to its original factory settings the loading screen came on and it has not stopped loading? What ...
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Where can I find information about past versions of iOS and code-signing windows?

I have an iPad 2 that is currently running iOS 5.0.1. I'm generally happy with it but some applications require a more recent iOS version. So I started to look into upgrading it, but the only upgrade ...
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Can Facebook and other iOS 5.0 apps be installed for iPhone 3G on iOS 3.1.2?

I recently found my old iPhone 3G with iOS version 3.1.2. I'm planning to let my 4-year old nephew to use it. But then, I'm having a problem on installing apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. ...
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Install Facebook Messenger on iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6

I reset my iPhone 3Gs but am unable to install Facebook Messenger back on my iPhone as it requires iOS 7. How can I install Facebook Messenger on my iPhone 3Gs running iOS 6.1.6?
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iPhone 4 reset is taking a very long time

I'm passing my IPhone 4 on to my mother, and I wanted to reset it. So I went into settings -> general -> reset, and I picked the option to reset all settings and remove all the data. Now I'm seeing a ...
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Two Clash of Clan accounts under one Game Center account

I have a problem that I am worried about with my Clash of Clans game. I originally started playing the game on my iPad. I was not able to play it while I was out because my iPad did not have an ...
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Why won't iCloud let me download Pages documents uploaded from a computer?

It often happens that I create a Pages document on my home laptop, upload it to iCloud, then want to download it from iCloud at school. For some reason, iCloud doesn't support this—I need to, at some ...
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How to recover after iOS update?

Being silly I have agreed to update my iPhone 5c to latest iOS and now my phone looks dead. When boots, it displays the following screen If I connect it to my notebook, iTunes proposes to update ...
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How to transfer Clash of Clans from one iOS device to another

I have two iPhones and an iPad 2. One of the phones is an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.6 and the other is an iPhone 4 running iOS 7. Under the same Game Center account they each have a separate village ...
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Cause of Unix Epoch time integer underflow? [closed]

By setting the time on 64-bit iDevices to January 1, 1970 (Unix Epoch time 0) and rebooting it, the iDevice becomes bricked because of an integer underflow. My question is about which operation ...
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My iPad Has This Pop Out Says That My iPad 2 Has Virus

When I went to a website, then it popped out to another website, it keeps saying that my iPad 2 has a virus, I deleted some of my apps, can someone help me? I'm worried.
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Other Apple ID is shown when attempting to update apps

For some reason another persons Apple ID pops up when I try to do updates on my iPhone 6. Don't have a clue how to fix this or stop it. The name does not resemble my name at all. Anyone know what to ...
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How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?

When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs). ...
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What features in iOS 7 make a difference?

Share your experiences on exploring iOS 7 with us.. Whether you found hidden or little-known feature of iOS 7 or can explain how a big feature makes a difference, we're looking for objective reports ...
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Is it better for iOS to sync Gmail contacts using Exchange ActiveSync or the CardDAV protocol?

To date I've been using Google Sync as an Exchange account to synchronize contacts between Gmail and my iPhone. However, Google very recently announced support for syncing Gmail contacts using ...
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How can I save Google Maps in iOS for offline use?

Is there a way to retain a map with as much detail as possible (street view, maps, directions, zoom levels) offline? This question refers to the Apple maps program that shipped with iOS versions 1 ...
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How to figure out iOS device battery health?

I'm looking for ways, similar to coconutBattery for OS X to figure out current health of battery for iOS devices.
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How to determine iOS app usage frequency for iPhone or iPad

I have over 200 apps on my iPhone 4 (32GB). No one needs that many apps, right? I want to organize my installed apps based on how frequently I use them, and/or how recently I last used them. I ...
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What features in iOS 8 make a difference? [closed]

Share your experiences on exploring iOS 8 with us.. Whether you found hidden or little-known feature of iOS 8 or can explain how a big feature makes a difference, we're looking for objective reports ...
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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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Can I block ports in Hotspot mode?

I would like to block ports when using my iPhone 4 (iOS 5.0 jailbreaked) as a hotspot. The reason is I don't want my backup program, computer updates or any high bandwidth usage tool to be able to ...
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Great iOS Games [closed]

Community Wiki questions can be a great tool for this site, but they require active curation by the person who posted them, and the question needs to be asked in a way that makes the answers more ...
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Apple/iOS: record videos via iPod touch; reduce video size?

I have the latest gen iPod touch: which has an HD camera with mic. I want to record class lectures and such but the files are massive that it produces: 4+ gigs for 1 hour using the built in app. Is ...
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What is the maximum time for delivering app binary to app-store?

I had put all of my app information into itunes connect and I got an email saying it is ready for upload. Please upload app binary. But, at the last time our client asks to change the designs of the ...