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Your iPhone could not be activated because the activation server is temporarily unavailable

My iPhone 5 that has been running iOS 7 since beta 1 suddenly wants to be activated. When locked, it shows me my wallpaper. After sliding to unlock, it asks for my passcode. When I enter it, it takes ...
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How can I get explicit versions of songs from iCloud?

I use iCloud / iTunes Match and have just discovered that all my lovely songs with explicit lyrics have been replaced by versions with clean ones. In some instances it's fine, and it doesn't bother ...
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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 assess the health of my iPhone 5 battery?

I suspect my iPhone's battery is now much worse than it used to be. How can I assess this? Is there some kind of test I can make, to compare it with Industry average? How long can I reproduce a ...
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Is the 9-pin “Lightning” connector faster than the 30-pin?

The 9-pin "Lightning" connector used with the iPhone 5 and 2012 iPods offers many advantages over the old 30-pin connector, including a smaller size and reversibility. However, does it offer faster ...
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Can you charge an iPhone 5 from a standard, non-Apple Micro USB cable?

Someone who has the new iPhone 5 said you can charge it from a regular Micro USB port but he's not tested it. Can you?
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How can I remote control music on my computer from my iPhone?

I want to change, play or pause my music using my iPhone while it is playing on my laptop.
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How can I see the phone number dialed after I initiate a call?

In the Phone app (iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.2), I click on a contact's number, the call is initiated and starts ringing. For a brief moment at this point, the label of the number (home / work / etc…) is ...
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How to invoke navigation on Google maps using Siri?

At the risk of getting a big NO, Is there a way to use SIRI to invoke navigation on Google maps as opposed to the default Apple maps? I have tried "Navigate to Chicago using Google maps", but Siri ...
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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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Given the strength and scratch resistance of Gorilla Glass, are cases of value for iPhones?

Do I need a protective case for my iPhone 5? This is my first smart phone. I thought one of the advantages of a modern smart phone was the Gorilla Glass and the small size and weight. It seems to me ...
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Difference between GSM and Global iPhone 5

I want to download iPhone firmware, but I don't know my iPhone is Global or GSM so… What is difference between "iPhone 5 (Global)" and "iPhone 5 (GSM)"? How can I recognize if my iPhone is Global or ...
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YouTube at double speed on mobile

How do I listen to YouTube videos at double-speed? On the desktop I'm able to change the playback speed to 1.5x or 2x. With podcasts, I'm able to listen to them on my iPhone at 1.5x or 2x speed. ...
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How do I lock iPhone 5 in landscape mode?

How do I lock iPhone 5 in landscape mode? I see how to lock it in portrait mode, and I've tried locking it in landscape mode using the assistive touch feature, but that isn't working for me.
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How much more storage than iOS 7 does iOS 8 ACTUALLY use up?

I have read so many reports about iOS 8 installation storage requirements that I've lost count, and none of them even answer this very basic question. “The download is 1.2 Gb… the free space ...
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What are real life iPhone 5 battery run-time expectancies?

I got my iPhone 5 this week. While browsing with Safari, on WiFi (which I am using to post this question), my battery life drops at a steady rate of 1% per 5 minutes. I have been timing it from 64% ...
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iPhone 5 does not work while charging

My iPhone 5 does not respond to swipes and gestures on the touch screen, while charging. The buttons work fine. What is this issue, I have on 2 iPhone 5 devices - so not only one. Rebooting does not ...
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How to delete a podcast from new ios6 Podcast app?

The new ios 6 has Podcasts broken out into their own application. I've got a bunch of old podcasts there for some reason. I can figure out how to delete all the episodes, but I can't figure out how ...
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iPhone vibrates in spite of “Do Not Disturb”

When i switch my iPhone 5 (iOS 7) to "Do Not Disturb"-Mode, and also activate "Always" in the Silence-Settings, it vibrates when it is unlocked. So when i am reading an iMessage, and it arrives a ...
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Will the Verizon iPhone 5 be capable of accessing cellular data while on an active phone call?

I'm considering switching to Verizon for my family's new iPhones (partly due to cost, and partly due to free hotspot capabilities). The current Verizon CDMA iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S can not access ...
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How do I troubleshoot personal hotspot mode failing to issue IP addresses?

When I turn on the personal hotspot, I cannot get a DHCP network address on my computer. I've tried with 2 different computers and an Android phone. They can connect to the network router but not my ...
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iPhone 5 sync won't complete, stalls at waiting for changes to be applied

I have an iPhone 5. Since the latest update to iOS 7, my ripped music won't sync to my phone. The sync stalls at "waiting for changes to be applied". I've run the sync diagnostic, and it indicates ...
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How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives?

How do I prevent the iPhone 5 from beeping twice when a text message arrives? It beeps twice when there is a new message. I only want one notification. How do I have only one notification instead of ...
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Remove OTA downloaded (but not installed) iOS 8

I've downloaded the new iOS 8 update on my iPhone 5 but am getting second thoughts about actually installing it. Is there a way for me to delete that download or am I at the point of no return?
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How can I tell which band (2.4GHz or 5GHz) my iPhone's WiFi connection is on?

I have two access points for the same network in my house, with some overlap. One runs on 2.4GHz only, and one transmits both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. I have an iPhone 5 (running iOS 6.0.1), which supports ...
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Jailbreaking a stolen iPhone 5S after remote wipe from Find My iPhone

My iPhone 5S was stolen and I used Find My iPhone App to remote wipe it. Can someone still jailbreak that phone and use it as a new phone?
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Not able to charge iPhone 5

I have already tried more than 5 chargers but still my iPhone 5 is not getting charged. If I buy a new charger then it works fine for a week. Why is this occurring and how can I fix it?
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Can an iPhone stream to multiple Airplay devices at the same time?

I really love AirPlay so I thought about buying a second AirPort Express for another amplifier in the apartment. But will my iPhone5/iPad2 be able to stream to both AirPlay devices simultaneously?
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Why would the “Enable LTE” option be missing in an iPhone 5?

I have a iPhone 5 updated with the latest IOS (6.0.1); when going to the cellular options, there is no "Enable LTE" option. Could this be because my carrier (TIM, Italy) doesn't currently support ...
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How can I restore photos from an iCloud backup to a new iPhone?

My iPhone fell into water and is now broken, completely! I desperately try to recover my photos via iCloud. I downloaded the iCloud manager for Windows since I never backed up my iPhone with my ...
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What is the difference between Personal VPN vs VPN Configuration profiles?

I noticed that the VPN menu in the iPhone settings menu has two different kinds of VPN connections and I am troubled by it. There are two different types of VPN connections shown, Personal VPN ...
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How does emu4ios Transfer cracked Apps with out jailbreak?

Today I came across a strange kind of website that helped me save an app from Safari, to my iPhone 5 on iOS 7. The point being I didn't authenticate the App in the App Store, still it's there. Also ...
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Is that possible to change IMEI on Iphone 5?

I know changing the IMEI number of the phone, is illegal in most countries. I'm basicly curious about two things: Is that possible? If it is not possible; why is that so hard, technically? ...
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Does leaving LTE on when LTE service is unavailable drain the battery faster?

The iPhone 5-series phones all support LTE but if I only have a contract for 3G service will my iPhone battery drain faster because it's always trying to find an an LTE-capable signal? Can I stop it ...
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Is wifi on when the iPhone is idle?

I have an iPhone 5 with iOS 6.0.1. Whenever I resume the phone from idle, I see "LTE" quickly change to the wifi icon in the status bar. This makes me believe that wifi is off when the phone is idle. ...
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The cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5?

What is the cheapest and reliable way to unlock iphone 5? Is there any reliable free solution? The phone is now locked to U.S. Sprint service.
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iPhone 5 alarm—is there an option to have an “increasing melody” for the alarm?

I just made the switch from an Android and I had this option there. Does the iPhone have it as well? And a second question: will the alarm activate when the phone is off?
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How do I move my Health data from one device to another?

I just got an iPhone 6+ and I want to move my Health data from my iPhone 5. I know I can export it, but I don't see any importation options in Health. How do I move all this data?
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Enabling The Emoji Keyboard in iOS 7?

Emoji emoticons can be be an enhancing feature of a text-based conversation. Whilst having an android smartphone it’s rather easy to add third-party emoji packs (due to the open source nature of ...
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Activate unsubsidized iPhone 5 - can I later switch carriers?

I'm living in Germany and recieved an unused iPhone 5 A1429 without SIM or contract as a gift. I'm planning to use it abroad, likely with prepaid SIM cards. The phone is not activated yet and I am ...
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iPhone 5 always asks for username when connect to Wifi

(I'm using wifi from a personal access point in my room, of which the security type is "WPA/WPA2 Personal" (it's what I see in network settings on my mac). Normally it just requires a password to ...
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How do I debug Airport Extreme (5th gen) + iPhone 5 wifi performance problems?

Right around when I bought iPhone 5s for my wife and me I also moved in to a new, larger house. I was finding that wifi performance on our fancy new phones was terrible: I have a 35mbps internet ...
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Why can't I restore apps to iPhone 5 from 4s?

I recently upgraded from an iPhone 4s to iPhone 5. How do I transfer all my apps to the new iPhone 5? I have tried two times without success: First attempt: From iTunes, make "a full backup" of the ...
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Is the Lightning connector 8-pins or 8+1 ground pins?

Apple said the new Lightning connector is 8 signals design but is there an additional ground aside from the 8 pins? Because this would mean it could support USB 3.0 in the future (USB 3.0 uses is 9 ...
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App Store on iOS keeps asking for another user's iTunes credentials

I recently helped a friend activate her iPhone 5. She used to have an iPhone 4S which I helped her do a backup on my Macbook. After backing up her iPhone 4S, I restored her iPhone 5 with the backup. ...
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Can I use 2 different Apple IDs with a single install of iTunes?

I just got an iPhone 5 at work, and have discovered the only way to get a different ringtone on the device is via iTunes. However, work will not allow iTunes to be downloaded to Corporate PCs. I ...
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Copy video files as is from iPhone 5 to Mac

Is there a simple way of copying video files (taken with the camera, so they are .mov) from iPhone 5 right to desktop using the USB cable? I thought of adding them to Goodreader, but Goodreader ...
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Is it possible to have my iPhone 5 on silent except for one specific person?

I want to have the phone on silent (no vibrate) and have it ring only for one or two specific people. Is there any way to do this? I know how to turn the phone on silent (the switch on the left side ...
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Auto delete previous / old events from iOS 7 Calendar?

I don't like to keep old events (of previous week or month) in my iPhone calendar, but they keep up showing in my iOS Calendar, I want them gone automatically as the event passes. I don't want to ...
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Is the iPhone 5s physically similar enough to the iPhone 5 to use a close fitting case?

I wonder if there is any reason why a close fitting iPhone 5 case wouldn't also fit the iPhone 5s? It would be helpful to know whether the cutout for the camera or the various buttons (mute switch, ...