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Is it possible to retrieve SMS messages that have been deleted from my iPhone?

I have read a lot about this online and would like to confirm once and for all. Is it possible to retrieve SMS messages that have been deleted from my iPhone? I know it is possible to get access to ...
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How to unlock an iPhone 3GS with 05.16.05?

I had a perfectly working unlocked and jailbroken iPhone 3GS, but of course I had to go ahead and try to get iOS 5 on it. I didn't know I need to preserve my baseband while updating it, so now ...
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How could I hide the slide lock? (both text, background)

How could I hide the slide lock part of my lock screen? Only the bottom, that is. Both camera, slide button, and the background. So far I found an app in Cydia, called "Slide to Unlock killer". But ...
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What is the fastest iOS version for the iPhone 3GS?

I upgraded my wife's iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.0.1 and now basic tasks like opening apps like Texts/Phone dialer are now slower than before. I understand the 3GS is 2 years old, but just being able to type ...
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Is it possibe to upgrade and re-jailbreak (in order to unlock) a 3Gs running on 4.1?

I have a locked 3Gs running 4.1 and it's pretty annoying not be able to install anything on it anymore (most apps nowadays require at least 4.3) I can not unlock it officially because i bought second ...
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How to retrive my iphone 3gs backup files in windows 7

I was using iphone 3GS and using Dell windows 7 system. Last week I had cut and pasted (not deleted from my system) my iphone backup files in to my pen drive. I accidently lost my pen drive & ...
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Problem with iPhone LCD after repair

I have repaired an iPhone with a 3GS glass. Then I realized it was for an iPhone 3G. So, after replacing it again with a proper 3G glass the LCD just went black! What have I done wrong?
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If I erase and sync my iTunes library on my iPhone will I also lose my pictures that are on iCloud?

My hard drive failed on my computer and I can’t retrieve the original iTunes library. I lost all my music and photos that were saved on the computer as well. I still have 190 photos on my camera roll ...
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iPhone wipe out

I have lost and found my iPhone 3Gs. But apparently someone tried to use mine or had some intent to exploit it, and now I am a little paranoid about my iPhone. Fortunately, I have a very recent ...
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iPhone 3GS shuts down and cannot power on again

Last night I was still using my iPhone 3GS to play Kart Rider Rush game. My iPhone was still on 80% battery. Then in the middle of my game, my iPhone gradually gets heated up a lot and then it ...
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How to update jailbroken iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 to 5.1?

I want to update my jailbroken iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 to iOS 5.1 or any other iOS which is best for it. But I havent synced my iphone since a long time and that device I synced it to is no longer with ...
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Can I free up space on my iPhone 3GS taken by application data?

I click general> usage> under storage I see apps with memory usage, how do I delete these to free up space to increase available memory?
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Is there a way to capture text messages into an image?

On the iPhone, if you hold down the Power button + Main button, it'll take an image of what's on the screen. I've used it in the past to capture and print out text message exchanges. Is there a ...
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How do I password-protect access to specific apps in iOS?

currently, I have a 4 digit lock on my phone. I know this isn't really secure - and can be broken through if neccessary. It just kind of stops the situation if someone picks up my phone, they won't ...
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iPhone backup encryption with password cannot be disabled

Hi have backups which encrypted with passwords and i know the backup password, i can restore it. There is not any problem. But i want to disable encrypting backup with password, here is the problem. ...
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iPhone 3GS switches from 3G to EDGE after a GSM call

My title says it all. Now to get back the 3G network after a call, I need to go to Settings > Network and turn 3G off and back on. I'm fed up doing this every time after a normal call. My EDGE ...
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Is it possible restore or update your iphone if you only have tethered internet?

I totally bricked my iphone for a couple of days last time I tried to upgrade my OS. I didn't realize that upgrading the OS requires access to Apple during the installation process. I only have ...
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Can I retrieve my contacts and calendar notes from my dead iPhone 3GS?

My iPhone 3GS got wet a couple of weeks ago. I dried it off and it has been working ok. Then today it just died. Went from fully charged to no charge to dead. When plugged into the mains it shows the ...
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6GB of “other” on my iPhone 3GS, should I do a clean install of ios?

Since I installed iOS 6 there have been many issues with my iPhone 3GS. I now have 6GB of "unknown" stuff in the iTunes breakdown, and the phone became much slower, could there be a connection between ...
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internet connection problems with the iphone 3

i have had an iphone 3 for a year. no problems! i recently updated my iphone to ios 6, it was fine for a day, and then suddenly, my facebook, instagram and whatsapp/kik stopped working, i was still ...
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Slow WIFI on iPhone 3GS after update to iOS6

After updating my iPhone 3GS to iOS6, when I'm on WIFI the network connection appears terribly slow. Loading a webpage in Safari takes ages and opening the update tab in the App store seems to keep ...
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Can't access AppStore when connected via 3G

When my iPhone (3GS) is connected via 3G, I can't connect to the AppStore. It just loads a while and then says "Could not connect" and that's that. When I have a WLAN connection, everything works ...
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iPhone 3GS suddenly shuts down while playing games

I just purchased used iPhone 3GS from a fella, and the phone is running everything perfectly except for games. Whenever I play any game after some minute it suddenly shut down, even battery is fully ...
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Internet is slow on an iPad bought in New Zealand, but used in USA

I am travelling in the States at the moment. Upon arrival I immediately bought a local MicroSIM card from Simple Mobile. However, the connection speed at times is intolerably slow even when I am in ...
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iOS 6 activation error on iPhone 3GS without SIM card

I recently got an iPhone 3GS without a SIM card. I upgraded it to iOS 6 from 5.1.1. However, the phone is stuck on "Activation error" after successfully connecting to my WiFi. The screen says: ...
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Can't remove bluetooth iPhone 3GS from OS X Mountain Lion

I paired my 3GS for network tethering and it worked fine until I closed my MacBook. Now it says that I'm connected to my phone when I am not. Clicking the 'Disconnect from Network' button does ...
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Restore iPhone 3GS without backup

Please help. I updated my iPhone 3GS and have lost all my contacts/data. I did not make a backup as I am on a borrowed computer. How can I restore my old settings?
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Certain podcasts not syncing to iPhone when subscribed through iTunes

I subscribe to a lot of podcast both audio and video on iTunes. I rarely have an issue with the audio but the video ones sometimes will not sync certain podcasts. For example current the "Fast Lane ...
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Will erasing all data and settings affect my previous upgrade?

I’ve just erased all data and settings in my iPhone 3GS. I’ve upgraded to the latest iOS (6.0.1) before that. Will erasing all data and settings affect my previous upgrade?
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iPhone 3GS activation error on iOS 5 upgrade - “No SIM card in phone”

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 a few days ago. The upgrade went smoothly; however, I'm having trouble activating my phone. My wireless provider is O2 in the UK and my O2 SIM is in the phone, but ...
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Removing pictures transferred from PC to iPhone

I transferred some pictures from my PC to my iPhone 4G. I am unable to delete these pictures that were sent to my iPhone.
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IOS 6 - Contacts have disappeared then when I type it in they re-appear temporally

I recently updated my 3Gs to the new iOS 6. However after doing this I've noticed that a lot of my contacts are gone. However if they call me or I type the number in, they pop up and will stay in my ...
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How to remove a number from 'Recents' on iPhone, rather deleting all?

Since many days I am trying to achieve this, but I can only delete/ clear all recent dial, received phone numbers. Is there an option/ hack to delete only one number at a time on my iPhone ? I have ...
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syncing iphone contacts with PC outlook contacts

when I sync my iphone with my PC contacts in outlook how do I ensure recent contacts entered on either device are the correct ones being transfered
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Close down all background iPhone apps without clearing task switcher (Jailbreak)

I have a 3GS running 5.1. Memory management is key to keeping it running smoothly. I've tried: SBSettings processes. Clears apps one by one and clears memory - and leaves them in the task switcher. ...
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iPhone 3GS won't let iMessage show my number; only email

On my iPhone 3GS, iMessage recently started sending it via email. I've tried everything and I've checked Send & Receive and it won't even let me click on my phone number as an option. It also says ...
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Where is the documentation of the options on the 'System Services' settings screen?

The settings screen Settings ▸ Location Services ▸ System Services in iOS 5.0 contains the following boolean options: Cell Network Search Compass Calibration Diagnostics & Usage Location-Based ...
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What does green screen on 3gs mean?

The iphone 3gs went off (did not use it for a couple of days). I attached it to its power cord but all I can see is green screen. Tried resetting it with power_btn+home_btn, but still the same. ...
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Undoing calendar sync between iPhone and Outlook

I was trying to save the calendar data on my iPhone to my Outlook calendar. I connected via iTunes and the sync caused all my iPhone calendar data to disappear, overwriting it with the data from the ...
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Successful jailbroken iPhone ran out of battery and stuck in constant reboot with worn sleep/wake button

I successfully jailbroke my iPhone 3GS 5.1.1 untethered using Absinthe. I had been using the phone for a handful of days. Last night however the phone ran out of battery. A few hours later, I ...
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Are there performance (slowness) issues with iOS 6 running on iPhone 3GS?

My brother has an iPhone 3GS. The upgrade to iOS 5 has considerably slowed the device. Will the upgrade to iOS 6 slow the device even more? Will iOS 6 work well (not any different from iOS 5) on an ...
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Why is my iPhone playing the notification sound but no notification is showing?

A few minutes ago I was listening to music on my iPhone and the music faded out and then the notification sound played but no notifcation showed. (it has done this about 10-15 times now) Does anyone ...
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How to Pair an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 3GS using Bluetooth

I have an iPhone 3GS that has a data plan and tethering enabled. It is running iOS 5.1.1 Being an iPhone it only does tethering over bluetooth and USB, not WiFi. I also have iPhone 4, a 1st-gen ...
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Connecting iPhone to TV

What cable do I need to display my iPhone on my TV? I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running iOS 4.2.1.
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Moving Sim Card from One iPhone to Another

I am looking to buy an iPhone 4 from the secondary market. I currently have an iPhone 3GS. Can I just replace the sim on the new iphone with my current sim? Or is there something else that I need to ...
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ios devices screen overview

I am really reckless and just dropped my ipod touch second time in past year and the screen is broken, I am not very keen on trying to replace it with flat fee, bacause I am sure it would happen ...
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How do I get my GPS working on iPhone 3GS after upgrading to iOS 5?

I've upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 and hence changed my baseband to 5.16.05. Now it is not possible for me to unlock the phone. Is there any way I could get both GPS and phone working?. I've done ...
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iPhone 3GS keeps vibrating at random times

I've had this 3GS for nearly three years now, and just recently (last few months) it has started to vibrate briefly (under 1 second) with no alerts or other indication onscreen as to why it's ...
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How to record iphone 3gs desktop?

I am rather new to iPhone. I have iPhone 3gs updated to iOS 5.0. It's jailbroken, I have Cydia, etc. I tried to find a solution to video record my screen (video of my iphone's screen). I need to ...
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Is there an iPhone 3GS app that stores incoming SMSes encrypted?

I'm looking for an app which will store the incoming SMSes encrypted. Is there any?