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iPhone 3GS and iOS 5 don't sync

After updating my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5.0.1 from 4.3 on Sunday Evening, and letting it finish syncing, I tried playing my music in the morning. I thought it was great that it held the last song I was ...
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Is it possible to install siri on iphone 3gs?

I have an iPhone 3GS, and I want to know if it is possible to install Siri on it.
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How can I turn off the photo preview when I plugin in my iPhone on my PC?

When I plug in my iPhone 3GS into my Windows XP machine, it automatically opens up Word and displays a preview of all my photos from my phone. I believe I may have accidentally selected an option to ...
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Texting from my old 3GS iphone without a Sim still shows my old phone number

I've upgraded my iPhone 3GS to the new iPhone 4S. I want to give my old 3GS to my daughter to use as an "iPod touch". We've upgraded the 3GS to iOS 5 and attached it to iCloud with her own separate ...
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iPhone 3GS, ATT MicroCell, iOS 4.0.1, failure to connect

I was a very happy customer of my microcell until the upgrade to 4.0 and the subsequent patch. Now, at best, I can force an M-cell connection by flipping to airplane and back. I have completely ...
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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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How can I upgrade my jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 3GS to 4.2?

I have an iPhone 3GS running on 4.0.1 and I want to upgrade it to 4.2 with my Mac. How can I go about doing this? Current Version: 4.0.1 (8A306) Model: MB7... Modem Firmware: 05.13.04
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How can I buy a new 8GB iPhone 3GS that still has iOS 4?

My contract with AT&T is up for renewal. My wife has an iPhone 3G. I'd like to use my renewal to score her a free upgrade to a 3GS. She's on T-Moble and so needs to have her phone jailbroken and ...
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How can I use Google shortening service (http://goo.gl) in Twitter for iPhone?

I tried to configure Google service as custom URL shortening service by adding this url http://goo.gl but it's not working. Any idea ?
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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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Does the iPhone 3GS support iOS 5? [closed]

Will the iPhone 3GS be compatible with iOS 5?
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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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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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Is my iPhone cheating me with data usage? How can I check it?

I reset my data usage on my iPhone after asking this question, so at 28th of July. Since then I was using my phone all the time, watching YouTube, talking on Skype (both voice and text), downloading ...
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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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Why my iPhone switches from wi-fi to 3g each time screen blocks and does it take any data during? (or how to check it)

I am using iPhone 3gs 16gb with OS 4.0.1 and each time screen blocks it is switching from wi-fi to 3g. It comes back automatically to wi-fi each time I unblock the screen. Can I prevent it somehow? ...
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Why is the top button on my iPhone 3Gs not working consistently?

My iPhone 3Gs got slightly damp (not wet) from being in my pocket in a rain storm. Since then, the top button (power on/off) is not working consistently. By that, I mean that sometimes when I hold ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Why is my iPhone 3GS proximity detector not working?

Whenever I use the phone on my iPhone 3GS, it detects my face's proximity and dims the screen. However, once the call ends and I take the phone away from my face, the screen does not brighten again ...
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Is it possible to disable or hide the digital zoom controls in the Camera app on iPhone?

I don't think I have ever used the digital zoom feature in the Camera app. The controls are just in the way when you wan't to focus something in that part of the image. So, if possible, I want to hide ...
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Is anyone else having signal strength problems on an iPhone 3GS since the iOS 4.1 upgrade?

Since upgrading my iPhone 3GS to iOS 4.1, I've periodically seen 1 bar or "Searching..." at home and work where I used to have 4 or 5 bars. And I've sent text messages with 4 bars, only to have it ...
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Errors while syncing iPhone

I did a restore on my iPhone 3GS running the latest 4.2.1 (after a failed attempt at jailbreaking). For whatever reason the applications won't sync. For each of the apps it gives me an error: The ...
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Where is this “other calendar” coming from on my iPhone

I am using Google's exchange service on my iPhone, and I have successfully selected which calendars I want to sync by going to m.google.com or whatever the Sync address is. However, in the native ...
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Is there a functional Jailbreak for iOS 4.1 on an iPhone 3GS?

I have an iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1 that is currently Jailbroken (using the Jailbreakme.com vulnerability a while back). While I don't care about any ability to unlock my phone - I'm quite happy with ...
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iOS 4.2 - What's there for the iPhone 3GS?

I have looked at iOS 4.2 wrap-ups and all I can see are features for iPad. Besides AirPrint (which does not work with my printer), is there anything for the iPhone 3GS there?
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Is possible to use a Micro SIM in iPhone 3GS?

I want to use my old iPhone 3GS, but don't want to pay another plan for the occasional use.
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Is the upgrade to 4.1 worth it?

I currently have a jailbroken 3Gs iPhone running 4.01. I've really used the jailbroken part, but it's good to know that I can tether my laptop to the phone should I ever need to. Having said that, ...
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iPhone: play podcasts via voice command?

Is there a way to get the iPhone 3gs to play a Podcast via voice command? I've tried all sorts of things and it doesn't seem to work. I believe the official answer is no, but I was wondering if there ...
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Using git on the iPhone

I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running 4.0.1, and I recently installed git from Cydia just for fun. I've noticed in recent weeks that a number of developers have been throwing their theme/plugin ...
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HDR photos on iPhone 3GS with iOS4.1

I've just installed iOS 4.1 on my iPhone 3GS, and want to try the new HDR feature in the Camera App... But it doesn't seem to be available. Is it possible to use it in the 3GS? Do I need to do ...
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iPhone 3GS on T-Mobile Connecting to iTunes Question

I just purchased iPhone 3GS. Currently it is running Version OS 4.0.1. Now if I update my iTunes on my Mac and plug then connect the iPhone to the Mac to sync it then will it brick or not. I need ...
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Sand in iPhone 3G S

The volume controls on my iPhone 3G S are pretty hard lately. It works, but I need to press very hard on them to change volume. I am afraid that some sand went inside, but I am not sure about that. ...
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iPhone backlight blinks on then goes out. What are my options?

This morning I woke up to find my iPhone dark. If I pressed the home button to turn on the screen, the backlight would flash on briefly and then die. I've turned it on and off, done a hard reboot ...
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iPhone back to OS3: What happens with application data?

I have upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS4, but now want to go back to OS 3.1.3 that it had before. There are plenty of instructions on how to do this, but what happens with the data stored on the iPhone? ...