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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Avoid data plan being added onto AT&T iPhone 3GS

I gave my jailbroken iPhone to my parents to use. They don't need the data plan however AT&T keeps adding on the data plan since they detect it being a smartphone. Is there any way to avoid the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does the iPhone 3GS support iOS 5? [closed]

Will the iPhone 3GS be compatible with iOS 5?
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Why is my jailbroken iPhone not booting?

I have an iPhone 3GS with firmware version 3.1.3 running on tethered jailbreak (blackra1n). Yesterday the wifi didn't work so naturally I: reset network settings (as I did once or twice before). ...
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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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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 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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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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Has anyone actually gotten AT&T to unlock an iPhone?

We're going to be moving to Germany in a few weeks, so I visited AT&T today and asked them to unlock our phones. They unlocked my Android device, but told me that "Apple did not give [them] the ...
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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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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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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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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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Need offline iOS GPS app for Southeast Asia

Looking for recommendations for a good offline GPS tracker for SE Asia (Singapore, Cambodia, and Thailand, specifically). I was looking at Gaia GPS, but I can't quite tell from their site if they ...
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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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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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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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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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iPhone music no longer synced with PC

My iPhone syncs with my PC. The music from my PC syncs - or rather, did - with my iPhone. It doesn't now. Actions I took that probably caused this: I transferred music from 3 CDs to my laptop ...
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How do I get my iOS5 iPhone 4 (and 3GS) to play a .wav file attachment in email?

I have a phone service that sends me emails of voicemails in .wav files as attachments. How do I get them to play on my iPhone 4 (and 3GS)?
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...