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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to take a full length (past screen length) screenshot using iPhone?

I've read How I can save a screenshot of an iPhone application? however I wanted to take a full page (full length of app, past screen length) screenshot. For example, this should be the resulting ...
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How do I stop the phone from erasing it's contents when I want to “manually manage” it?

Hi all I was wondering why is it that when I want to manually manage my iphone data, the phone agrees to let me do that only after erasing all the contents already on the iphone? How do I stop the ...
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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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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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How do I download photos from my iPhone?

I find it very complicated to move photos taken with my iPhone into my pc's photo library. I used to take photos with a compact camera, and pc applications could very easily import the photos ...
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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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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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Is it possible to upload files to a website from Safari on iPhone?

I'm trying to upload a photo from my iPhone 4 to a website. However, the browse button to display the select file dialog is disabled. Normally this works fine on my Windows PC. Should I be able to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to open (and read) .txt files using iPhone?

I have some notes (a few thousand lines) saved as .txt files on my computer and I was wondering if there is anyway I could export those notes to the iPhone, such that it is possible to read those ...
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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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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 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 it possible to use a Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 with any other carrier or Pay-Per-Use carrier?

This is probably seems like a FAQ but I haven't seen anything definitive as of today. I have a CDMA-Only Verizon iPhone 4 (not a 4S) that recently came off contract. I'm aware that it's CDMA only ...
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iPhone 4 requires recalibrating the compass almost every time I use it

My iPhone 4 asks me to recalibrate the compass by using a figure 8 motion almost every time I use it. I'm wondering if this happens because my phone is defective, or if other people are having the ...
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Will using iTunes Match with a large music library use up all the storage space on my iPhone?

I have 100 GB of music on my MacBook Pro and I have an iPhone 4. If I sign up to iTunes Match will all this music flood my phone?
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Can I tether with my iPhone 4 without jailbreaking my phone or paying for the additional service?

Basically, I want to be able to tether my laptop to my iPhone 4 but I don't want to pay for extra service or lose my unlimited plan. I've heard there were some apps that had easter eggs but are no ...
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Can I “hide” the keyboard on my iPhone 4 the way you can on the iPad?

When using my iPad to, for example, write an email, I have the option to press a button and hide the keyboard. This is useful for reviewing an email prior to sending it. Is there a similar feature ...
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How to backUp an iPhone with a black/blank screen?

Recently I dropped my iPhone 4 and when I picked it up the screen was all black but the sensor was still on. I called Apple and basically they said they can try to repair it or just buy a new one. So, ...
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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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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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Is there an app on Cydia that will let me turn off dock audio?

I have an iPhone 4 with some slight water damage. The only issue is that when I am listening on headphones, occasionally it thinks that it is docked (which silences the headphones), then half a ...
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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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Are there general or specific iOS6 performance issues on iPhone 4?

I would like to upgrade my iPhone 4 to iOS6 but I'm wondering if I will get performance loss (as when I upgraded my iPhone 3G to iOS4 : terrible). Can someone confirm that it won't affect my day to ...
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How do I recover purchased music on my iPhone 4?

I replaced my iPhone 4 today and used iTunes to restore all of my settings, contacts, calendars and apps. Everything but my music was restored- including my purchased items. I have tried the iTunes ...