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What tiny thing in iOS 5 makes you smile, or has caught you off guard?

iOS 5 is here! Geofencing, new Voices in Voice Command/Siri, and Notification Center for all! We all know how heartfelt iOS makes you seem (Cards), how much control it gives you for managing your ...
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How long does the new Testflight Beta review process usually take?

iOS app reviews generally take around a week or so. Since Apple now requires that new TestFlight beta apps go through the beta review process as well before we can send it to external testers, I have ...
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How can I prove to an airline that the iPad mini they found is the one I left on the plane, without giving them the passcode?

I left an iPad mini on an Icelandair flight. They just sent me this message: "We have an item matching your description. Can you please send us details about the item, preferably passcode, to ...
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How does iMessage know that the recipient is an iOS 5 device?

When you send a message using the Messages app, iOS seems to magically figure out that the recipient is on iOS 5 and automatically switches over to iMessage (blue messages instead of green SMSs). ...
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Can I install any iOS version I wish by picking and choosing which firmware to restore?

I'm trying to downgrade my iPhone from the current iOS to an older one, as per this question. But every time I try, I always receive this error: The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't ...
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Is the message “You must change your passcode within 60 minutes” valid / non-malware?

A few minutes ago, after unlocking my phone (iPhone 4, iOS 7.0.1) I got a dialog over the home screen: Passcode Requirement You must change your passcode within 60 minutes and it offered to ...
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How do I download an iOS App (IPA) file to my Mac after iTunes 12.7 update?

Now that Apple has removed the ability to access the iOS App Store in iTunes 12.7 on Mac/Windows (See MacRumors article), I can't find any way to download an IPA file from the App Store. As a note, I'...
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Can I delete unnecessary device simulators of Xcode?

I found that Xcode on my laptop consumes much of its storage, so I am trying to delete unnecessary files in Xcode. There are four directories under Application/Xcode.app/Contents/Developer/Platforms/....
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How do I AirPlay mirror my iPhone screen to my MacBook Pro?

I am using a 13 inch Retina MacBook Pro with Mavericks and a iPhone 5s with iOS 7. I want to record game tutorials. Where the game is running on my iOS device and I'm recording the tutorial via a ...
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Can I share my iMac's internet to iPhone or iPad over USB?

I have an iMac, connected to the Internet via Ethernet, and an iPhone 4. I would like to share the iMac's Internet connection to my iPhone via the USB Cable (because my wife dreams of a wifi-less ...
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Can I force a cache refresh in Safari running on iOS?

Most Windows desktop browsers utilize the keyboard combination Ctrl + F5 to force a page specific cache refresh. Mac OS X based browsers tend to use Command + R. Is there an equivalent cache refresh ...
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How can I bypass Activation Lock?

I bought a used iPhone 4. The previous owner re-set the phone, but did not remove the device from their iCloud. It is asking me for their iCloud information when I try to set-up the phone. I don't ...
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How can I force a Photo Stream sync on the iPhone?

The Settings page says that Photos will automatically by sent to Photo Stream when I am connected to Wi-Fi, however I've waited several minutes and don't see them in iPhoto. I believe they haven't ...
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What hidden features have you found in iOS 6?

This is the required hidden gems questions for iOS 6. Here are the rules: One feature per answer Also include how you use the feature or why it is useful Must be an under-documented feature. No "...
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Various iOS apps log out randomly, lose all data & settings

I've been experiencing an issue that has causing me a lot of problems, as various apps including Whatsapp, Telegram, Linkedin, Authy, Lastpass, and more will randomly log out, and reset back to their ...
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Has the WiFi KRACK vulnerability been patched for iOS?

There is a new vulnerability in WPA2 called KRACK (short for Key Reinstallation Attack), as described in The Guardian article: 'All WiFi networks' are vulnerable to hacking, security expert ...
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A software update is required to connect to your iOS device / iPhone

On my mac I've recently updated to the latest macOS version 10.13.5 and have installed Xcode 10 (beta 1). For my iPhone X there is an update available to 11.4 but i didn't install that yet. Now there ...
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How can I prevent iPhoto from opening everytime I plug my iPad/iPhone?

How can I prevent iPhoto/Photos/Image Capture from launching everytime I plug in my iPad/iPhone?
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How do I force iOS Reminders to sync?

Reminders on iOS is often out of sync with Reminders on my other devices and iCloud. How do I force it to sync?
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How to push GMail to iPhone without Exchange?

Since Google has ended support for Google Sync aka Microsoft Exchange on Janurary 30th, how can I continue to get mails from GMail pushed? As far as I know, IMAP does not support push. I know that ...
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Do iPhones have a built-in mouse or trackpad and how do I use it?

Quite some time ago someone told me (or maybe I read it) that iPhones have a built-in trackpad or mouse pointer that makes it easy for you to move the cursor around for editing text. I want to know if ...
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Removing news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9

How can I turn off news headlines from Spotlight Search in iOS 9?
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What features in iOS 9 make a difference?

Share your experiences on exploring iOS 9 with us.. Whether you found hidden or little-known feature of iOS 9 or can explain how a big feature makes a difference, we're looking for objective reports ...
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My iPhone keeps switching on and off charge whilst charging, how do I fix it?

When I charge my iPhone 4 on my laptop, it starts charging but then it keeps going on and off charging even though it's not touched. It charges fine with a plug charger or with any computers I use at ...
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Email encryption options on an iPhone

I've started taking security more seriously lately. (Why only now you may ask? Because I'm a trusting fool that's why.) I've now got emails signing automatically and encrypting where I have their key. ...
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How do I view my iCloud Photo Stream online?

I set up iCloud when I installed iOS 5 on my iPhone and was excited about Photo Stream. I logged into icloud.com and found there are no photos. What gives? I was hoping that this would end the need to ...
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How do I un-trust a computer that I have connected my iOS device to?

When I'm at work, I connect my iPhone to my computer over USB to keep it charged during the day. When I do so, the phone appears in iTunes. I don't remember my phone prompting me if I wanted to trust ...
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App Store asking for other Apple ID when updating apps

My friend's mate reset his phone to prove him wrong about a situation and ever since then when he tries to update his apps it asks for his mom's iCloud password yet it says at the bottom of the App ...
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Is there a real benefit to removing applications from the iOS multitasking bar?

Sometimes, if my iOS device (ipad or ipod touch) is acting sketchy or slow, I will bring up the multitasking bar (double-press the home button) and then remove items from that multitasking bar (do a ...
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What features in iOS 7 make a difference?

Share your experiences on exploring iOS 7 with us.. Whether you found hidden or little-known feature of iOS 7 or can explain how a big feature makes a difference, we're looking for objective reports ...
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How to delete all photos from the iOS 7 camera roll WITHOUT importing them?

I have 4000 photos in the camera roll I don't want import them into my MacBook's iPhoto or nowhere, so simple want delete them directly in the iPhone (iOS 7). selecting them one-by-one (you sure agree)...
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IOS 10 warning: Using a hidden network can expose personally identifiable information

I am aware that 'hiding' a wifi network/SSID does not make the network MORE secure, but Apple's warning on IOS 10: Using a hidden network can expose personally identifiable information seems to ...
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How does an iOS device keep time when it is out of power?

My iPhone is always running out of battery. However, when I power it back up, the time is still in perfect synchronization. This begs the question: "How does it keep time when it is out of battery?" ...
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Is there a native QR Code reader on iPhone?

I was given an iPhone for Christmas and want to know how I can scan QR codes? My Google searches all point to articles or reviews about apps you can install, but some of these don’t even exist anymore....
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Why do some Unicode text messages crash the iPhone OS?

Recently a new "glitch" has surfaced over the Internet over the last few weeks where if an iPhone user is sent: effective.  Power لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ 冗 via iMessage it ...
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How to get iMessages to sync across an iPhone, iPad and Mac automatically?

One of the new features of Mountain Lion is the fact that one can sync iMessages across iOS and OSX devices. I would really like to have a thread that I start on my iPhone automatically sync to my ...
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Why is iOS 5 draining my battery so fast?

My wife's phone went from lasting a full day to needing a recharge every few hours after upgrading to iOS 5. Mine still works fine after the upgrade. What might be causing this?
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USB tethering gone after upgrading to iOS 9 and iTunes 12.3

After upgrading my iPhone 6 to iOS 9, and iTunes to 12.3, I cannot use the Personal Hotspot via USB anymore. It worked fine until the updates. Through WiFi it works fine, so the cause is not that ...
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Is there a way to force Google Photos to upload in the background?

I recently download the new Google Photos app for iOS, and I noticed that my photos are only uploaded when I have the app opened and in focus. Background app refresh is on for the app. Is there ...
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How does iOS and OS X detect when a Wi-Fi network is a personal hotspot?

When there is a Personal Hotspot network available, it displays a chain link icon instead of the usual lock icon in the list of available networks on iOS and OS X. My question is, how does OS X ...
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Simple way to see a list of installed iOS apps with their storage space size?

The storage on my iPhone is nearly full. Most of the space is used by apps. I'd like to see which apps consume the most space on my device. Is there a way to get a list of the apps with their ...
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Enable “Developer” inside the “Settings” app on iOS

Before Xcode 6 one could go to the Xcode Organizer window. Tap on the Devices tab. Select the connected device and click the "Use for Development" button. See here. However with Xcode 6 there are no ...
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How can I sync Reminders with Google Tasks?

I was looking for a way to sync my reminders from Google Calendar with the reminders app in iOS 5. I have Google Sync set up, and on my "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" settings page, it says "Mail, ...
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iOS Untrusted Developer error when testing app

I am trying to make my own iOS applications by using Xcode 7 and iOS 9.0. I have successfully been able to install the app on my own iPod by following Xcode 7 develop for iOS without developer account ...
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Get Swipe Left in Mail To Show 'Delete' Instead of 'Archive'

A new swipe-left feature to delete emails was promised to us in iOS 8 for the Mail application. And yet, when I swipe left, it only shows More, Flag and Archive. That is beyond disappointing. How ...
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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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Enable touch indicator for iOS app demo video recording

I would like to record a demo video of an iOS app with QuickTime on Yosemite. (I found this tutorial) Is it possible to enable a tap indicator, like a small circle, for touch events so users can ...
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What does the “Current Period” data usage number mean?

In the Settings app, under Cellular > Cellular Data Usage, I see a “Current Period” value of 6.8 GB. However, I’ve checked this number several times over the years, at all different points in my ...
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Where did the button to hang up the phone from the lock screen go on iOS 10

Since upgrading to iOS 10 I've noticed that often when I want to hang up a call, I now have to unlock the phone, navigate to the phone app to finally press the red "hang up" button. Previously there ...
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How to clear browser cache for just one specific site in Mobile Safari?

I'm doing some testing on a mobile site in development and there are many updates and changes happening to this site. In order to test afresh and clear any JavaScript or what-not that is held in the ...