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Enable a Hidden Auto-Correct & Auto-Complete Word Suggestion Bar in iOS 5

Nov 9, 2011 - 17 Comments
autocorrect suggestion bar in iOS

A hidden autocorrect suggestion bar has been uncovered in iOS, and with a bit of patience you can enable it yourself with any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5+. The discovery was made by iOS developer Sonny Dickson, who provides the details on how to edit your iOS backups to turn the feature … Read More

Split the iPad Keyboard For Easier Typing

Nov 9, 2011 - 10 Comments
iPad split keyboard

The split keyboard is one of the most under appreciated features that iOS has with the iPad, it makes typing while holding the device significantly easier in both landscape and portrait mode by allowing you to use thumbs rather than setting the iPad flat and trying to type like a normal keyboard, which is cumbersome … Read More

Delete Songs Directly on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Nov 9, 2011 - 35 Comments
Delete Music from iPhone

You can now delete songs directly from the Music app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The music removal action is achieved directly on the iOS device without having to re-sync to iTunes, allowing you to rapidly clear out music or songs you don’t want stored on the device. How to Delete a Song … Read More

iPhone Panorama Photo Option Hidden in iOS 5 Camera App

Nov 7, 2011 - 8 Comments
Panoramic camera mode on iPhone

A hidden panoramic photo mode has been discovered in currently shipping builds of iOS 5 by an iPhone developer. The panorama option is enabled by adjusting a plist file in the Camera.app, but making modifications to plist files in iOS requires a jailbreak. After the com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist file has been modified by setting ‘EnableFirebreak’ to YES, … Read More

How to Invert the iPad or iPhone Screen to Make Reading at Night Easier on the Eyes

Nov 7, 2011 - 15 Comments
Invert iPhone or iPad Screen

If you’re like me you end up reading a fair amount while laying in bed using an iOS device. If you read in the dark, you can give your eyes a rest by turning on a little known Accessibility feature that inverts the display of the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to show white text … Read More

Show Photos By Location on iPhone

Nov 5, 2011 - 6 Comments
Show Photos by Location on iPhone

The iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad include a “Places” feature in the Photos app which allow you to see pictures based on geographical location. From the iOS homescreen: Tap on “Photos”, then at the bottom of the Camera Roll tap onto “Places” Scroll and zoom on the Google Map to show pins for specific regions tagged … Read More

Apple Working Quickly to Release iOS 5.0.1 with Battery Fixes, Beta 2 Out for Devs

Nov 4, 2011 - 4 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2

Apple is working quickly to release iOS 5.0.1 to the general public, with the second beta version available to developers in just two days. The update aims to resolve some of the complaints about iOS 5 battery life and bring several other fixes and features to the latest release, including a security fix for iPad … Read More

Fix “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build” Error in iTunes When Updating iOS

Nov 3, 2011 - 100 Comments
Remove Hosts block to fix Device isn't eligible error

If you’re trying to update iOS to the latest version on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and you get an error in iTunes saying: The iOS Device “Device Name” could not be updated. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build. You’re encountering one the following problems: either you are using an old version … Read More

Get the Old Pop-Up Style Alert Notifications Back in iOS 5

Nov 3, 2011 - 3 Comments
Go back to pop-up alerts in iOS

Many users are thrilled about the new iOS Notification Center and easily dismissed alerts, but some still prefer the old style of pop-up dialog notifications. You can enable the old pop-up alert style again, but you have to do it on a per-application basis with iOS 5: Tap onto “Settings” and go to “Notifications” Tap … Read More

iOS 5.0.1 Beta Resolves Battery Life Issues for iPhone 4S & iOS 5, Public Release Soon

Nov 2, 2011 - 10 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery problems

Apple has acknowledged battery draining issues with iOS 5 and has since released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, indicating a public release is due soon. The update aims to fix iOS 5 battery problems without modifications of settings, bring multitasking gestures to iPad 1 without the third party tweak, and resolve several … Read More

Swipe Left to Dismiss New Notifications in iOS 5

Nov 2, 2011 - 8 Comments
Swipe to dismiss notifications in iOS 5

If you want to quickly get a notification off your screen in iOS 5, all you need to do is swipe left across the notification and it’ll be pushed off screen. Update: It turns out this works because you are briefly activating the Notification Center by slightly pulling down and letting go, this is what … Read More

How to Hide YouTube, Safari, and Other Default App Icons in iOS 5

Nov 1, 2011 - 18 Comments
Hide YouTube, Safari, and other apps in iOS 5

With iOS 5 you can hide many of the Apple default apps and their icons from appearing on the home screen of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This includes YouTube and iTunes, but also the essentials like Safari and Mail if you are opting to use third party or web apps in their place. … Read More

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