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What iPhone apps can't you live without? [closed]

What are your "must-have" iPhone or iPod touch apps—the ones you can't live without? (Figuratively speaking, I hope.) Please omit apps that come pre-installed. Rules One app per answer. Use this ...
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Stop iTunes from opening when a device is plugged in?

Since re-installing OS X (10.8), every time I plug in an iOS device iTunes opens up and shows an error message: iTunes could not connect to the iPhone "..." because it is locked with a passcode. ...
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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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How to safely charge your apple device at a charging station?

Recently there has been alot of news about how free charging stations could be reading data from devices that are plugged into them. The obvious solution to this issue is to place an adaptor between ...
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Which iOS devices can *not* update to iOS 4.3?

What is the complete list of iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) that are unable to update to iOS 4.3 or higher?
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How do I clean my iPod screen?

Stating the obvious, but, how do I get all my greasy finger prints off my screen? (Or for that matter, any kind of the usual dirt).
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How can I show the battery as a percentage on my iPod Touch?

On the iPhone, to show the percentage of battery left, I can go into Settings > General > Usage and toggle "Battery Percentage" on. My daughter's iPod touch doesn't have a Usage category. Is ...
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The iPhone is over 3 times more expensive than the iPod touch, how much more margin is Apple doing on the iPhone?

Besides small differences like a minor camera, fundamentally the difference between the iPhone the iPod touch is the GSM/CDMA antenna and I guess more battery to support the antenna. Yet the iPhone ...
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How do you find the UDID for an iOS device?

How do you find the UDID for an iOS device on Mac and Windows?
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How much RAM does the 4th Gen iPod Touch have?

How much RAM do these iPods ship with? The iPhone 4 has 512MB, and older iPod Touch 3rd Gen have 256MB (same as the iPad). Do the new iPod Touch have 512MB as the iPhone 4 (what I would expect) or ...
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How does my iPod touch knows my location (if it doesn't have a GPS)?

If there's no GPS in the iPod, how can it know (with such a good precision) my location?
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Can an iPhone be restored from an iPod Touch backup?

If I have an iPod Touch backup on my computer, can an iPhone restore from it? How about vice versa?
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Any other major difference between iPhone and iPod Touch except telephone function?

Any major difference between iPhone and iPod Touch except telephone function? What does the iPhone have but the iPod Touch doesn't have and vice versa?
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Does the iPod touch have a GPS?

Does the iPod touch have a GPS? If not how, does it know where it is and how dependable is it?
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Is there a way to downgrade a 2nd gen iPod touch from iOS 4 back to 3.1.3?

Is there a way to downgrade an iPod touch (2nd gen) from iOS 4 back to 3.1.3?
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Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?

Rather than running a long cable from my Laptop to my stereo, I've been thinking for a while about getting one of those wireless devices that lets you transmit audio from your PC to a receiver plugged ...
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iOS6 on iPod Touch (4) no Wi-FI LAN, when there is no Internet?

I got a question of one of my customers: They are experiencing problems when connecting a iPod to a WIFI LAN without Internet connection. Basically, the iPod connects, gets a IP from DHCP, but then ...
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What happens if you have more than 1 apple id associated with 1 account…?

I have an iPhone with my own Apple ID and my daughter has an iPod Touch with her own Apple ID. Am I able to set iMessages syncing so I get my messages AND all of her messages sent to my iPhone, ...
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What are the bad points of the iPod Touch?

I'm thinking of buying an iPod Touch. But first I'd like to know what its bad points are so I can decide better if it's suitable for me and if I can find better alternatives. The reason why I'm ...
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How can I make the App Store remember my password?

It seems that my iPod Touch (iOS 5.0.1) will keep asking for my AppleID password every time I try to install an application from App Store. It is really driving me insane. I would be happy to add the ...
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My iPod Touch / iPhone is frozen!

My iDevice is frozen on one screen and won't let me do anything. What can I do to fix it?
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How to delete everything on an iPod Touch?

I would like to give my iPod touch as a gift to someone I know, but I want to be sure that there is nothing left on it to avoid giving data with it... How do I clean the iPod ?
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How can I keep different app versions on two devices synced with iTunes

I have an 1st gen iPod Touch and an iPad 2. The iPod Touch is obsolete enough that most new apps won't run on iOS 3.1. Also, there is a growing number of apps that I own and use daily that have ...
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Create audiobook from mp3 files?

How do I transfer a folder containing mp3 files to my iPod/iTunes to be recognized as an audiobook?
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What do I have to take into account if I want to replace my iPod touch with an iPhone?

I have an iPod touch which is regularly synced with my PC/iTunes at home. I have bought some apps and music. Can I easily plug in my new iPhone (I don't have it yet), start iTunes and have it synced ...
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How can I increase battery life with iOS 4?

Since I upgraded to iOS 4 on my iPod touch second generation my battery life is draining very fast. Is there anything I can do to help with that?
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How would Find my iPod work on a locked iPod Touch?

In order for an iPod Touch (which has Find My iPod enabled) to let Apple's servers know where it is located (e.g. via Wi-Fi positioning), I believe it needs to transmit the location over Wi-Fi. Let's ...
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Can I add personal info to my iPod touch's lock screen?

My dad just got a new iPod Touch, and he'd like to add his personal info to the lock screen. If possible, how do I do this (without jailbreaking)?
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What is the iPod touch's screen sensitive to?

I know that tapping on the screen with an object doesn't cause any reaction in the user interface (e.g. it doesn't cause a click of a button shown from an application). To what is the iPod's screen ...
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How can I activate my iPod if my PC is running Linux?

I just bought an iPod, and when I turn it shows an image with the USB cable and iTunes. It wants me to plug it to a computer with iTunes? But I use Linux, what do I do?
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How is my iPod Touch able to determine my location when I'm offline?

When I'm traveling through a city, as long as there are wifi networks nearby (even if they are secured with a password), my iPod Touch can determine my current location with great accuracy—obviously ...
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How can I use my iPod touch as an external disk?

I have a 2nd generation iPod touch (8GB), but I don't know how to make it work as an external disk. I think I saw a checkbox somewhere but I can't find it anymore. I've searched the Web, but the way ...
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How can I make in-app purchases with a different Apple ID than the app was purchased with?

I have three children with three iPods and recently gave them all their own Apple ID accounts so that their iTunes money would be separate. However, now they cannot buy apps to add on to their games ...
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What is the best way to make free phone calls from an iPod touch?

I want to be able to make free phone calls from an iPod touch. I've used Google Voice for my computer, but it doesn't work for an iPod touch. How should I go about doing this?
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what is the best way to get my gmail contacts on my ipod touch contacts list

i have a new ipod touch and i want to get my gmail contacts available on the ipod touch contacts. what is the best way to do this?
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Do apps on jailbroken iOS devices have uncontrolled access to all my data?

I'm thinking about jailbreaking my iOS device but one thing worries me. Apple's restrictive developer API has one big advantage: apps can't tinker with my data outside the app unless I allow them to. ...
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Connect iPod Touch to WiFi with hidden SSID

is it possible to connect an iPod Touch to a WiFi network whose SSID is hidden? If so, how can this be achieved? Regards, Christoph
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Spelling correction on iPod Touch

How do I keep iOS from replacing my typing with something else when a correction is proposed? If I do nothing (i.e., don't choose the proposed word) and continue typing, it replaces the word I typed! ...
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Do location-aware apps work on the iPod touch?

A lot of iPhone apps use GPS positioning to provide services. However, the iPod touch does not have GPS capabilities, although it does have WiFi-based location services, if I'm not mistaken. Do ...
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Is it possible to upgrade a second generation iPod Touch to iOS 4.3?

Suddenly a lot of my apps are not working on my iPod Touch 2nd gen. Many of these are telling me that I need iOS 4.3 for them to work. I've tried updating software in iTunes - but it says my ...
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If on Wifi only, how does Mail work when not connected?

If I have an iPod touch, which will only connect to the internet via Wifi, how will it work with email? If I write an email on the bus, will it send when I get home? If I check an email with an ...
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How can I reduce the time it takes to sync my ipod touch

I have a 64 GB ipod touch with about: 20 GB of music on my external hard drive 20 GB of photos on my external hard drive About 50 apps It now seems to take over 40 minutes for my ipod-touch to do ...
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What are some interesting uses for an iPod touch 1G with broken wifi?

I have a 1st generation iPod touch in which wifi does not seem to work. Fixing it would cost too much and I don't want to just throw it away. It is jailbroken at the moment, but this does not help as ...
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What is the best way to recharge an iPod Touch battery?

I wonder how to handle the recharging of my iPod touch ? I've heard that there are some actions to have to be done regularly or actions that arms the battery (like memory effect etc...)
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Is there a way to connect my iPod touch to the internet without wireless connection (say, by usb)?

If I have no wireless connection, can I connect to the internet using the usb on the computer, or some other way?
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How do I view a song's composer on my iPod touch?

Is there any way of viewing the composer of a particular song in the Ipod Touch? I know you can sort songs by composer, but what I want to do is while listening to a particular album (classical ...
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Can the iPod touch work without a battery?

If you were to remove the battery from an iPod touch, and then connect it to a computer, would you still be able to play music on it?
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Can I restore an iPhone from iPod Touch Backup?

If I buy an iPhone, can I restore it (along with app data) from an iPod Touch backup?
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Locked iPod Touch, any options besides total system wipe

My 2 year old daughter goofed with my son's ipod touch and locked it out. The message says that he can try again in 22,566,234 minutes, which is a heck of a long time. He is 8, and has lots of photos ...
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Is there an app or another way to make an iPod Touch or iPhone emulate an older iPod Device?

Specifically I am trying to play music from my iPod-Touch through my XBOX360, but I know there are other devices that only work with the old iPod interfaces and not the touch/iPhone. I was wondering ...