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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 Wi-Fi is greyed out, no 3G, need to open a mobileconfig file or load pan editing

I have a friend’s iPhone 3G that does not and has not at any time had the Wi-Fi connection available. It is greyed out with "No Wi-Fi". I have restored it a dozen times to no end. He wants me to put ...
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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 ...
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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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How to reorder the inbox list in the Mail app

I check 3 email accounts on the iPhone. So under 'All Inboxes' in the email app, there are 3 entries. How do I reorder the 3 inboxes? I'd like to put the inbox that's currently 3rd in the list to ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I completely start over with an iPhone?

After a botched attempt at jailbreaking, then removing the jailbreak, half the stuff does not work on the iPhone (apps won't sync, iPod app crashes, Settings don't "take", sync freezes the phone for 5 ...
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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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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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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? [closed]

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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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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How do I subscribe to podcast in iTunes remotely?

I have an iPhone 3Gs that is synchronized with my home PC (Windows Vista). But I spend most of the day at work (unsurprisingly), I don't have iTunes on my work PC and I never connect my iPhone to it. ...
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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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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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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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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 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? ...
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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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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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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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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 ...