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Can I safely charge my iPhone 4 overnight on a regular basis?

First time caller, long time listener: I've seen this question asked on a few other sites but with no "definitive" answers. The Apple website on iPhone batteries is ambiguous, at best, and the ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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How can iPhone be used when wearing gloves?

In colder weather wearing gloves is essential. Looks like iPhone 4 completely ignores touches of fingers in gloves. So I sometimes even see people controlling their iPhones by touching them with their ...
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Can someone who registered my iPhone read all my text messages?

My ex-husband registered my iPhone and I have found out he has been using Apple iCloud storage to check up on my every move. Will he have been able to read all my personal text messages? And is ...
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Why does my iPhone use so much “other” space after upgrade to iOS 5?

After upgrading my iPhone, there is about 10 gigabytes assigned to Other that I don't remember seeing before. What could be causing this space to be filled?
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How do I restore my iPhone from an iCloud backup?

I just installed iOS 5 on my iPhone 4 several days ago, and I backed it up to iCloud. After performing a sync with my PC, it deleted a bunch of apps. I'd like to restore these from the iCloud backup. ...
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What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking iPhone 4 even if it's legal?

What are the disadvantages of jailbreaking the iPhone 4 even if it's legal? I'm interested in disadvantages in any and all terms, but especially about the warranty, future updates of iOS, and bricking?...
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“Verification Required” when installing free apps?

When I tried to install a free app, AppStore says: Verification Required Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to sign in, then verify your payment info. I never had this ...
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How to clean old iPhone 4 for selling after buying a new iPhone 5?

I just upgraded to the iPhone 5 and plan on selling my old iPhone 4. However, I want to make sure I don't keep any personal information (photos, emails, contacts) on the device. Since both iPhones are ...
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How can I block specific telephone numbers on my iPhone 4? [duplicate]

How can I block specific telephone numbers on my iPhone? I don't want to get call from specific numbers. if anyone call to me from the blocked number, he should receive a message that "this number ...
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Is there a way to restore the iPhone's oleophobic screen coating once it's worn off?

My iPhone 4 is about 15 months old now and the screen has completely lost the oleophobic property is had when it was new: finger smears now show up just like they do on other phones. Contrary to the ...
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Deleting photos on the phone - does it affect them on iCloud?

Can you delete pictures from an iPhone and still have it saved in iCloud? If so, how?
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Has anyone else seen “iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it”?

Just now, upon taking my iPhone 4 out of my pocket where it lives, I was faced with a screen saying "iPhone needs to cool down before you can use it" (see below - screenshot mysteriously still worked)....
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How to take a full length screenshot of the iPhone Messages app?

How can we do a "full page" (full length, from first message to the last message) screenshot? For example, this should be the resulting image: It's just one unified image, not multiple screenshots....
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How many HD video minutes do I get per 1GB of free storage?

I have 7GB free. If I give that to someone to record, what sort of ballpark figure would I get for a HD video recording? There may be about 10 individual videos being recorded over a couple of hours, ...
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Can I use an iPad charger with my iPhone 4?

Is there any harm in using the iPad charger for iPhone 4?
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Is it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with a simple European plug adapter?

I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it: When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other ...
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How to enable push notifications of emails?

A quick question with perhaps no answer, How can I enable push notifications of emails? What currently happens when I get an email is that my phone vibrates or rings, then I look at the locked ...
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How to stop iPhone from “erasing its contents” when I want to “manually manage” it?

In iTunes there is a checkbox to "manually manage music and videos". However when I tried clicking it, there's a popup saying that I can only do so after erasing all data on the phone: How do I "...
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iPhone alarm clock sometimes doesn't work

I can't count how often I overslept since I'm using my iPhone as my main alarm clock. I can't reproduce it and it's happening without any observable frequency of occurrence. Here is all I know: My ...
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Is there a way to make the alarm clock much much louder?

I'm trying to treat my iPhone as an alarm clock. But, it's not working. I'm not a light sleeper and the iPhone "alarm clock" does not have that kind of explosive power my traditional alarm clock has. ...
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Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?

I have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4. If I were to upgrade to an iPhone 5, could I simply pop the SIM out of my iPhone 4 and continue using it on wifi only? Would I also need to get the SIM deactivated ...
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Can I transfer photos from iPhone 4 to a MacBook via Bluetooth?

Is there any way to transfer photos from the iPhone 4 camera roll to a MacBook over Bluetooth?
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What speed does the A4 in the iPhone 4 run at?

Apple made a big deal about the iPad's A4 running at 1GHz, but they've never said how fast the iPhone 4's processor is. In the teardown, iFixit mentions that the iPhone 4 uses an A4 but never gives a ...
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Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4?

Can you FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4? If so, can you FaceTime in following situations? A initiates FaceTime over 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. B is also on 3G with jailbroken iPhone 4. ...
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Can I use a PC/Mac keyboard as a Bluetooth keyboard for iPhone?

I'm wondering about the feasibility of using my iMac's built-in bluetooth as a source for keyboard input to my iphone. There are times I want to type longer messages in my iphone, i keep a bluetooth ...
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What can be done when the headphones won't stay seated in an iPhone?

Recently, my iPhone 4's headphones won't stay seated in the jack. I'll push them in firmly, and then a few seconds later (without touching the phone, the headphones, or anything else), they'll pop ...
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Audio output and volume controls gone after updating to iOS 5.1

I have an iPhone 4 (Verizon, Model MD146LL) and I just upgraded from iOS 5.0.1 to iOS 5.1 (9B176) using Settings > General > Software Update. Immediately after completing the update, I noticed that ...
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iPhone keeps trying to iMessage someone who no longer has an iPhone [duplicate]

My friend used to have an iPhone and we would talk via iMessage but when he switched to a droid it keeps trying to send him iMessages instead of SMS and the text messages take twice as long to send. ...
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Are there any DIY remedies for a iPhone 4 home button that doesn't always register?

The home button on my iPhone seems to work on and off. It does take me back to the home screen but it feels like there is a loose connection and does not trigger on every press. Is there a fix to ...
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How to export and read .txt files using iPhone?

I've some text files (a few thousand lines each) on my PC. How can I transfer them to the iPhone so that I can do my reading on-the-go? (Sure I could simply email them to myself, but I'm looking for ...
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Does iMessage work on both Wi-Fi and 3G?

Will iMessage work on 3G if the sender or receiver isn't connected to a wi-fi network?
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How can I receive FM radio broadcasts on my iPhone 4?

How to listen my local FM stations in my iphone 4? Like I can listen with my old Nokia phone, without using Internet, GPRS etc. Is iPhone 4 lacking this facility? I heard about "Pandora Radio" but ...
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Why is my battery time so much shorter after jailbreak?

I've been impressed with the better battery time of my new iPhone 4 as compared to the 3G I had before. Yesterday evening, I finally jailbroke the 4, and the battery time today has been much worse ...
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The Casing & Protective Layer for iPhone 4 is Free, or Is It?

We all understand that the way to solve iPhone 4's antennagate problem is to use case and a protective layer. As far as I understand, Steve Jobs said that all these case and protective layer is ...
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Why did my iPhone's GPS tracking get so bad?

I started using the Nike+ GPS app on my iPhone 4 (not 4s) to track my running in summer 2011. The GPS measurement of runs was pretty consistent: runs on the same course would vary as much as a tenth ...
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Is It Possible to Have the iPhone Speak the Name of the Caller?

I am wondering if there is any software or any way that the iPhone can can be made to speak the name of the person who is calling. The reason I am asking is because I use a bluetooth headset all of ...
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How can I take a larger screenshot on my iPhone?

I would like to take a screenshot of an entire web page in Mobile Safari, not just the part that's visible on the screen. I'm running iOS 5 on an iPhone 4, but I'm pretty sure this functionality isn't ...
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Enable mirroring on iPhone 4 (over-the-air)

Through a cydia tweak or otherwise, is it possible to enable over-the-air mirroring for unsupported-by-default devices, i.e. iPhone 4, iPad 1 et al.? You would think it's a popular question but all ...
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Sorting Contacts in Other Languages

I use the iPhone in English, but I save the names of my contacts in Russian. The problem is that they all appear now under (#). Is there any way to fix that?
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Does the oleophobic effect of the iPhone screen wear off over time?

Unlike predecessors, the iPhone 4 has a screen that is more resistant to smears and smudges. Is this a property of the glass itself, or is it a coating that will wear off over time? If it wears off, ...
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Why do I have an “iMessage” and an “SMS” thread for my contact?

I recently updated to iOS5, One of my friends messaged me through iMessage, the sender name was his @gmail.com address. The message appeared in a seperated thread to the existing SMS messages I had ...
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iPhone 4 - sound only comes out of one speaker

I have notices that sound only comes out of one speaker on the bottom of my phone. Is it playing in mono or is the other "speaker" actually a microphone?
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Can using a non Apple USB cable damage an iPhone?

If I use a generic/aftermarket iPhone USB cable instead of the official Apple product, can it damage the iPhone? A vendor at the mall said that high quality iPhone USB cables have a chip that ...
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Why can't I delete messages from my IMAP account on my iPhone 4?

I have an iPhone 4 and have set up mail with an IMAP account. When I delete a message a popup says Unable to move message - The message could not be moved to the trash folder. How can I fix this?
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iPhone 4 (and 4s) won't take a screen shot. What should I do?

After owning an iPad for a couple of years, last week I purchased my first iPhone. I've been well aware of the feature where you press the power button + Home key, and iOS will take a screenshot of ...
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White iPhone 4 vs. black iPhone 4

Other than the color, what exactly are the difference between the black and the white iPhone 4?
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My dad keeps getting all my apps that I download. why?

My dad and I used to have the same Apple id, but recently I made his own (he didn't know how to work his) and I changed it on his phone. I kept mine on a new device. But he still keeps getting any app ...
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Is there anything faster than Veency for iPhone?

I want to be able to control an iPhone with a PC or Mac—that is, see the iPhone's screen on a computer and control it with my mouse—via either USB or wireless. Are there any solutions faster than VNC ...
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How do I get Windows to assign a drive letter to my iPhone?

I want to be able to move photos and videos from my iPhone onto my Windows PC, but the iPhone doesn't present itself like a compact camera. Because my existing import process works so well with normal ...