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Claims by mobile operator of iOS7 'secretly' using mobile data

Apologies in advance for the likely TL;DR. I have an iPhone 5 running iOS7 on a PAYG deal with Vodafone in the UK. Whenever I top up £10, I get a 500mb data pack that's valid for 30 days. Thing is, I ...
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iPhone 3 Upgrading and other similar issues

So the device in concern is the iPhone 3S. It has been jailbroken in the past and I haven't really used it since. And now I decided to upgrade it so I restore it to factory settings, except there is a ...
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iPhone 5 Battery - Help me diagnose issue

I'm having a weird issue with my iPhone 5, that I think is related to the battery, but might be something else. Symptoms The battery indicator is wrong. It sticks to the value it fetches when ...
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iCloud save support in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

I've been playing on my iPhone and iPad, and it appears that in order to do a "cloud save", I need to actually find a save point on one device and then do a save. Then, on my other device I need to ...
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Why do I get my own text message sent back to me in a group message on iphone 5S?

I just got an iphone 5s. I was sent a group text message from a friend. When I responded, it showed my response in the group message, but then chimed and showed a new text from myself which was the ...
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iTunes remembers my friend's iPhone from when he plugged it in to recharge

Every time my friend's iPhone is on the same WiFi network, iTunes asks me if I want to update his phone's OS and then later asks if I want to update his carrier profile or something like that. How can ...
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Photos not uploading to photo stream or syncing with iCloud

So I have a heavy question that I haven't seen asked on ad, so, or su. Question -- My photos are not uploading from my iPhone nor iPhoto to my photo stream. Why? Background -- When I attempt to ...
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iOS7 iPhone: how to make Siri-initiated calls, SMS text msgs come from Google Voice caller ID?

When I ask Siri (iOS 7.0.4 on my iPhone 5S) to call or text someone, I want said call or text to come from my Google Voice caller ID. Any way to do this now that jailbreak apps GVIntegrated & ...
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Change which microphone iOS 7 applications use?

Here's the problem. I have an iPhone 5c and when I use the front facing camera to record video (whether using default camera app, Instagram, SnapChat) or when I use anything that uses the front ...
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Music App. Touch anywhere to Pause or unpause

I'm looking for an App where, once the music is playing, I can touch anywhere on the screen to pause it, and then start it again.
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Does the IMEI block also blocks the Find My Phone feature?

I followed a similar question about SIM blocking and still don't know whether I should request an IMEI block. I spoke to a store and when I asked them about what happens if I give them the IMEI ...
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In the disk of an iPhone, are both HFSX slices journaled?

The question Is journaling enabled for the system partition? Background Answers to three questions show that both HFS slices of the disk are HFSX: What is the file system on iPhone? (2011-10-12) ...
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My address lines are missing from my address book in iOS 7

Just upgraded to iOS 7 and thought all was well until I noticed that all addresses are missing from my address book. All of the other data is ok - name, email, phone numbers, but no home or work ...
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Export/import iPhone keyboard shortcuts as text file

On an iPhone 5, if you go to Settings > General > Keyboard > Shortcuts its possible to input text shortcuts that expand into longer words. Is it possible to both export this list of shortcuts in a ...
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Turn iPhone into Dumb USB Drive

I am looking to turn my iPhone into a standard USB drive that will work with any device that accepts USB (for instance plugging into a TV). I do not mind completely killing the iOS firmware on it (I ...
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Why doesn't iTunes backup every time I charge my iPhone?

I read years ago when they introduced wireless syncing with iTunes, that they would backup my phone every time I would charge my phone wirelessly. I waited years and to this day this still doesn't ...
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iPhone: get Internet via Bluetooth

Is it possible to get the internet connection via Bluetooth (PAN) on an iPhone 3gs ? Note: I'm not asking about sharing the iPhone's internet connection via bluetooth to other devices; I want to do ...
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iphone (or ipad mini) as a helmet mounted display

I like to watch educational videos from coursera on my iphone or ipad mini while I walk. I was thinking of making a helmet mounted mount where I could essentially do without holding the ipad in my ...
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Can I use a straight talk iPhone on Verizon's network?

Can I use a straight talk iPhone (prepaid) on another carrier's network - specifically Verizon? My understanding is that such a phone comes factory unlocked, so it should be possible.
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iPhone 4S capability to read android hidden files

I sent an email with hidden files from an android to my iPhone 4S. When I opened the mail attachment it's was several lines of boxes and com.apple.textencoding. What are these files and how can I ...
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The volume control on my iPhone 4S is not responding after update to iOS 6.1.2

After downloading music from iTunes, audio suddenly stops and become uncontrollable with volume controls.
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iPhone 3GS not working with any docks, ideas?

About a month ago, my iPhone 3GS just stopped working with docks in terms of playing music. It can still charge via docks and I can still connect it to my computer and iTunes for syncing, but it just ...
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Ways to retrive deleted iMessages on iPhone

This may be a popular question, but I have not seen a very satisfying answer for it. It is unfortunate when one accidentally deletes iMessages because all of the history of that message is gone, and ...
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Bluetooth 4.0 Dongle detectable by iPhone 4S/5

I bought a CSR Bluetooth 4.0 dongle, when plugged into my computer, initially my iPhone 5 could not detect it, but if I set the dongle to broadcast as Headset mode in the Bluetooth settings, the ...
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How delete remaining photos AFTER reset from Photo Stream on icloud and on iPhone?

After having reset Photo Stream on icloud.com and turned off Photo Stream in the pref. on my iPhone, deleting all photos, I still got a total of 423MB worth of images on my iPhone. According to the ...
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Why does a deleted contact's name continue to show up in Messages?

I deleted a contact from my iPhone. However when I type that person's name when sending a text message, their contact details still show up as their name and other: 111-111-1111. I did a reset ...
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Does the new iPhone 5 Lightning connector still provide serial output (or does it when the dock connector adapter?)?

I'm working on an iPhone DIY dock kit, that exposes the serial connection for controlling the music playback controls through the serial port (Apple Accessory Protocol). Does anyone know if the AAP ...
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Is it possible to VIEW Google Contacts Customized Fields on iPhone?

We have some Google Contacts with Customized Fields (not customized email titles) such as: Certifications Attained: Years Experience in this Field: Among other customized fields that show up ...
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iPhone tries to load local open WiFi login page over mobile data

When connecting to my college's open WiFi network my iPhone attempts to open the pop-up login page over it's mobile data. The issue is that this page is obviously only available over the internal ...
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Stanza replacement recommendation?

Now that Amazon has sunk the usability flagship among e-readers, Stanza, I am looking for a replacement but it turns out to be very difficult. It seems every app praises itself beyond reason. Every ...
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Appointments longer than 24h will lose their exact start and end time when syncing with active sync?

We´re just about setting up a McAfee MDM solution to sync the iPhones and iPads of our company with our Exchange servers. Now when I have an entry in my Outlook calender e.g. from Monday 9 pm to ...
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SMS transfer clarification

I am new to the world of iPads and iPhones, so forgive my ignorance if something sounds silly. I am trying to find a solution for transferrring my SMS messages from a Nokia backup file which only ...
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Sync Music but Manually Manage Videos on an iPhone?

After switching to wi-fi sync with iOS 5, I've been running into problems with it syncing videos that are already on the device. It slows things down too much, so I thought I'd try manually syncing ...
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iPhone 5s - can't click on top voicemail/phone number/search bar!

I have a very strange problem with my phone that started a few days ago. I am not able to click on the "top element" in program, for example the most recent call, voicemail, search bar in email app, ...
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Attempting to play video on iOS 7 shows play button with line through

When I try to watch video in my browser I get a play button with a line through it and it doesn't work. I have tried Safari, Chrome, and Mercury. They all give me the play button with a line through ...
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Backup iPhone to external drive on Mac

What is the best technique for changing the backup location of one's iPhone to an external drive. It would seem that with small SSD's (256GB) and very large iOS devices (128GB) that Apple would easily ...
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How can I remove duplicate photos in Camera Roll?

I got a new phone and they transferred all my photos over. The machine they used to transfer from the iphone 4s to iphone 5s died right as it was finishing so we started all over. Now I have ...
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iOS Catalog app format

I have iOS PDF catalog app but it takes a lot of memory and slow. But I found this catalog app below fast and take a little memory: ...
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missing contact data after transfer to new phone

Transferred data from iphone 4 to new 5s through icloud. Not all contacts or messages transferred. have been using iphone 5s for couple of weeks now. How do I now transfer all contacts, messages ...
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NET10 iPhone 4 shows no cellular data service despite plan having cellular data

I have a NET10 iPhone 4 and it keeps saying I have no cellular data service and cannot connect to internet. How can I get internet back? NET10 said I show I have internet. I have reset my phone and ...
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L2TP/IPSec with certificate machine auth

Do recent iOS versions (6.x or 7.x) support L2TP/IPsec VPNs where the machine authentication is done using RSA signatures of x509 certificates? The "iOS: Supported protocols for VPN" document seems ...
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Still receiving online messages/notifications after disabling cellular data

When disabling 3G/network usage (go to Settings->Cellular->Use cellular data for:) for a specific application (eg. Facebook, Hangouts, Messenger, ...) I can still receive messages and/or notifications ...
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Only First Track Played on iPhone gets updated to iTunes Playlist

I've searched and found issues similar to mine, but not exact. I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS 7.1. I've got two Macs: Work: Macbook Pro running 10.9.2 with iTunes 11.1.5 Home: iMac also running ...
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Recover images from iPhone - creating image

I am following the steps from this site to recover deleted images from iPhone (I've tried other softwares, nothing has worked so far). When I follow these steps, at the end I get the iphone.img file, ...
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Is there a repeating, vibrating timer app for the iPhone that supports app-switching?

When studying, I used to use one of those cheap digital kitchen timers that chirps every ten minutes as a little reminder of how fast time was passing -- it helped me keep track of time without the ...
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Restore iOS 6 without going to iOS 7

I found an old iPhone 4s of one of my family members, it has iOS 6.1.3 installed, but it has a passcode on it, and he does not remember the passcode, and its currently locked, and if I try again I ...
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BMW link app not working on iPhone 5 after restoring my phone

I have a iPhone 5 and I downloaded the BMW link app which was paired up with my BMW S ONE. For some reason after I reset my phone it no longer pairs up with my car as if I have failed to switch ...
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Unlocking an iPhone with iOS 7.0.4 using SAM (Subscriber Artificial Module)

I want to unlock my iPhone with a utility called SAM, or Subscriber Artificial Module. I saved my activation ticket and used it to unlock my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.1.1. A few days ago I replaced my ...
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iPhone 4 Messages

I have an iPhone 4 and there is a new update for it but I have too little storage to download it, so I check my usage and it says that I have 3.9 GB of messages, I deleted all my messages but I still ...
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iPhone 5 and 5s lock screen flashing Apple logo

We have three iPhones in my house: two 5's and one 5s. Over the past 6 months every few weeks they glitch. What happens is that at exactly midnight eastern time all three phones start showing the lock ...