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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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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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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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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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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?
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Cydia on refurbished iPhone 3

I bought a refurbished iPhone that has the Cydia icon on it. Does that mean it is already jailbroken? If so, can I just go ahead and use the apps? Do I have to jailbreak to use it? Also the iPhone is ...
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Unbrick iPhone 3GS?

I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 5 and baseband 5.16. After reading various blog posts and threads, I was told that in order to unlock it, I had to first upgrade it to the iPad baseband (6.15) and ...
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Will I be able to use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 3GS with European carriers?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. I have an iPhone 3GS that has been unlocked by AT&T. Will I be able to use my iPhone 3GS with European carrier sim cards once I get there?
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iPhone 3GS doesn't react on remote control (headphones) from iPhone 4S

Because I lost my iPhone 3GS headphones (those with microphone and remote control), I now tried to use the latest ones (from iPhone 4S). The microphone is working, but somehow the iPhone doesn't react ...
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Is there an official policy behind the 'S' in 'iPhone 4S' and 'iPhone 3GS'?

Has Apple stated any meaning for the 'S' in the iPhone product designations '4S' or '3GS'? Does it mean the same thing in both product names?
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An iPod, iPhone, and an iPad on 2 Apple IDs

I have one iPod touch and my dad has a iPhone and a iPad. I use my dad's Apple ID. My dad has many apps and if I want a game/app that normally costs money he mostly has it, so I can install it for ...
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Inverted colors in Iphone

Recently the colors on my Iphone 3g have started looking inverted or negative, I havent dropped my phone or had it damaged, but I cant seem to make it go back to normal. i have also done some ...
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Remove iOS 5.1 notification from the main screen?

I do not want to update my iPhone 3gs to new iOS 5.1. How can I remove this notification showing all the time on the Settings images. Please look at the image. I've tried opening this screen but ...
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iPhone 3GS switches off randomly after update to 5.0.1

I bought a used iPhone 3GS and the owner claims it worked fine with iOS 4.3.5. When I came home, I reset all content and settings on iPhone. Did I know that doing the reset would force me to upgrade ...
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iTunes won't sync song

I have my iTunes library on my external hdd and added a track to an playlist. Everything goes and works fine in iTunes, I can play the whole song from begin to end (also in other applications on ...
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Can I stop mobile Safari from opening my bookmarks whenever I start the app?

Whenever I start Safari on my iPhone it insists on bringing up the last bookmarks folder I happened to be in. Is there a way to disable this behaviour and just have it present me with an empty page ...
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iPhone calendar alerts are not muted when vibrate switch is on

I leave my iPhone in vibrate mode all the time. The switch still works (when I switch it the iPhone shows the ringer on/off notice). This morning it started alerting me for calendar alerts with both ...
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my wife just got an iphone 3GS. we both have apple IDs, but her iTunes on her iPhone shows my username

my wife just got an iphone 3GS. we both have apple IDs and use a macbook together, but her iTunes on her iPhone shows my username and the credit amount that I have. When buying a song or an app, my ...
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Is white iPhone 3gs all white?

I am seeing images of iPhone white with only white background, while the front is black (or it looks on images). I am looking to buy used iphone 3gs and many images from different sellers are like ...
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Previously activated iPhone 3GS

I've just upgraded to an iPhone 4S, and I want to use my old 3GS like an iPod touch. I have updated the software using iTunes and now on iTunes it says: There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone ...
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Can someone read production week from this serial?

The serial looks like this a13038xxxxxxxxxx I know that I have to look for 3rd digit for the year, and 4th and 5th for week of that year to get the week when my iphone was made. Do I count the ...
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Error when syncing iPhone with iTunes

When I'm synchronizing my iPhone 3G S with iTunes, an error message tells me that "iTunes could not sync to the iPhone 'Katie's iPhone' because the contacts are in use by the phone." What ...
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Play music in iPhone using iTunes

Is there a way to play music on an iPhone which is connected to a DVD player using iTunes on my PC?
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iPhone 3Gs got dropped in water. Is it pretty much done?

My old iPhone 3Gs got dropped into water (completely submerged for a second or two). When I took it out, the screen was barely visible. Then it went off completely, but it appears from time to time ...