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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 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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How can I retrieve the deleted backup file from iTunes for iPhone?

I just upgraded my iPhone to iOS 5 after I did a backup of the device, and during the upgrade another backup was done too. When trying to restore me backup I was asked for a password which I didn't ...
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How do I get my firmware version prior to running jailbreak on a new 3GS?

I want to jailbreak my new iPhone 3GS, but I need to find out what firmware it has before downloading the jailbreak software. I can't get past the emergency call only page, and I can't read it with ...
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How can I create an event that recurs every other day in the iPhone calendar?

How do I create an event on my I phone calendar that would occur every other day without manually putting in the Event on each day in the calendar?
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“unable to download application” when installing directly on iPhone

While trying to download an app over a wifi connection, app store told me that it was "unable to download application, please connect to pc to download application". After doing some research i found ...
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3GS iPhone will not update to iOS 5

According the iOS 5 features page on Apple's web site, the 3GS is supported. When I push the "Check for Update" button in iTunes, it says "This version of the iPhone software (4.2.1) is the current ...
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Bad battery life on iPhone 3GS used as iPod Touch

My spouse got an iPhone 4 recently and we want to use the old iPhone 3GS as an iPod for the daughter. They switched him over at the AT&T store so I don't know if the old phone has a SIM card in ...
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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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Should I expect battery life on an iPhone 4S to be significantly worse than on a 3GS?

I just upgraded from a 3GS to a 4s and my battery life is dramatically worse. I wasn't expecting it to be the same (though I was hoping that it might even be better), but I'm seeing a big difference. ...
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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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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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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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Apple iPhone 3GS Battery Problem

So my iPhone is charged at 100% overnight, and when the battery gets to like 90%, the phone suddenly shuts off when I open an app like Facebook, Foursquare, Maps, etc... I try turning it back on and ...
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Does the iPhone 3GS support iOS 5? [closed]

Will the iPhone 3GS be compatible with iOS 5?
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How can I record my iPhone's screen?

I'm wondering how I could record the screen of my iPhone without jailbreaking? Are there any Apps that will do this? I know how to take a screen shot but I don't know how to record video.
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Yahoo as Exchange on IOS 4

I can sync Gmail contacts to my iPhone and it works pretty well. Is there a way I can sync my Yahoo contacts over the air with my iPhone?
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Why does my iPhone 3GS drop service and delay receiving of data?

I have a 16 GB iPhone 3GS. The phone is dropping the network sporadically. I am in a metro area that should have full coverage. I know I should have service, because I can sit right next to someone ...
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How can I integrate custom search app's results to my iPhone's spotlight search? [closed]

Is it possible to extend iOS spotlight's search results to include data from my application? My iOS app has a separate search interface but it would be great if there was a way to provide the results ...
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iPhone SHSH for go back to 3.1.3

I have a iPhone 3GS with iOS 3.1.3 in my job. I have to update it to 4.1 and after I need to go back to 3.1.3. We have only this iPhone with it, so if I do something wrong, I will never can go back. ...
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How to find un-synced content on my iPhone

iTunes is telling me there's updated iOS firmware available (4.3.5) for my iPhone 3GS. I've synced the iPhone to iTunes already. Repeated the sync several times. Regardless of this, every time I go ...
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My iPhone 3gs “isn't eligible” when updating to 4.3.4

I get this error message in iTunes when trying to update my iPhone 3GS (non jailbroken) from 4.3.3 to 4.3.4: Why is this? The iPhone 3GS is listed under “products affected” on the iOS 4.3.4 release ...
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iPhone 3GS headphone sound is crackly

I have a problem with the sound from the headphone jack on my iPhone 3GS. Sound from the speaker is fine, but the sound from the headphone jack (on any headphones) is distorted at normal volumes. If I ...
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How can I convert an AT&T iPhone 3GS to a Verizon iPhone 3GS?

I have someone who is not using their AT&T iPhone 3GS. They are willing to give it to me since they have a later model. How can I convert an AT&T iPhone 3GS to a Verizon iPhone 3GS? What ...
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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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This Device isn't Eligible for Requested Build restore error in iTunes

So a search around Stack Exchange and days on Google hasn't rendered any solution. You guys are pretty much my last hope short of restoring my Mac, etc. I'm attempting to restore iOS 4.3.2 on to my ...
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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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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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iPhone constantly outputting audio via universal connector

My iPhone 3GS has just developed an unusual problem. Audio will not come out of the loudspeaker, but the ear piece works, the headphones work and plugging into iPhone speakers via universal connector ...
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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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Is Cellular Network Data Usage persisted to a new iPhone

I got my original 3GS on release day in June 2009 as an upgrade to a 1G. In around September 2009 it developed a problem with the mute switch so I had it replaced at my local Apple Store. A friend ...
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Jailbroken iphone 3g wifi is greyed out, no 3g, need to open a mobileconfig file or load apn editing

I have a friends iphone 3g that does not and has not at any time had the wifi connection available. It is greyed out with "no wifi" I have restored a dozen times to no end. He wants me to put his ...
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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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No SIM Card installed error in iPhone 3g

My iPhone 3G is showing No SIM Card installed Insert a valid SIM With no PIN lock to activate iPhone It is in Emergency mode so please give me a solution if there is..? It happened when I am ...
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iPhone 3GS always rebooting when logging on to cellular network

I upgraded to 4.3, without jailbreak. Phone seemed ok, but I turned it off and on again a few days later (normal power off). It started rebooting itself. I tried hard resets. Eventually got to a ...
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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 many SMS and contacts can be stored in an iPhone

I want to know how many (number of ) SMS and Contact details can be stored in an iPhone 3gs and iPhone 4.
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Automaticly and seamlessly sync iPhone photos as soon as they're taken (over the air)

I use Snappy. That's my preferred photo app of all! So, please, keep this in mind. Ideally I want to be able to sync to picasa and dropbox. But I wouldn't mind if it was flickr, picposterous or ...
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Streaming a movie to my iPhone 3GS through ITunes

Is there any way to stream a video from my iTunes library to my iPhone 3GS? I have a couple of videos sitting in the 'Movies' folder of my iTunes, but when I start up my iPhone iPod application, it ...
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how many devices can be registered for ios Enterprise programme

I am working in a big organization where I want to distribute application with 300 different devices. I came to know that ios Enterprise programme is available for such a big in house distribution , ...
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Anything in iOS 4.3 for the iPhone 3GS?

I was reading up on the update and it seems that most changes are for either iPad2 or iPhone 4 (e.g. the personal hotspot). Is there anything in this update for the iPhone 3GS? Any performance ...
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Why does Reply All also reply to me?

I've setup an Exchange account to point to my work address and it works pretty well. The only annoyance is that if I receive an email that has several recipients, pressing Reply All, also includes me ...
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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 old voice memos don't sync via iTunes

I have switched computer which I'm using to sync with my iPhone 3Gs. The problem is that all my old voice memos aren't added to my iTunes library, but they're still on the iPhone. So I wonder how do ...
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Apps rearrange themselves after iPhone restart

Occasionally, after i do a forced reboot on my iphone (holding power and home) all the apps rearrange themselves to alphabetical order and it removes all my folders. Is there a way to fix this? I have ...
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iPhone 3GS never goes into standby

I have noticed a problem with my iPhone 3GS recently. It never goes into standby mode unless I turn on flight mode. When I have phone mode on it will keep on running something in the background. I ...
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iPhone 3GS how to enable or subscribe for free Find My iPhone

the free Find My iPhone seems to require an iPhone 4 for setup, even though it will work on an iPhone 3GS. How can I set up the service without an iPhone 4?
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Is there a way to sync an iPhone 3GS with Mac OS X Tiger?

We recently bought an iPhone 3GS for my stepson. He has my old iMac G5, running OS X 10.4.11 (Tiger), and iTunes 9.2.1. When we connect the iPhone to this computer, we get an error window saying "The ...
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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 app or mod in cydia to remap headset inline remote buttons?

I was wondering if there's any package in Cydia or iPhone app that would allow me to change the inline remote buttons behavior. I often walk around the cydia with my headphones on and speaking the ...