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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

Enable Multi-Tasking Gestures & Display Mirroring in iOS 5 for iPad 1

Oct 28, 2011 - 8 Comments
Multitasking Gesture for iPad 1 in iOS 5

The first generation iPad got iOS 5, but it didn’t officially get multitasking gestures or display mirroring. Not a huge deal, because a user on ModMyi figured out how to enable these two features and has released a modified version of redsn0w so that it unlocks these abilities, without a jailbreak. It’s pretty easy to … Read More

Re-Open Closed Browser Windows in Safari for iPad

Oct 28, 2011 - 4 Comments
re open closed browser windows in Safari for iPad

You can easily re-open closed web browser windows in Safari for iOS on the iPad. This works in all iPad models with iOS, and it’s really easy to do at any time in Safari browser on the device:

Manually Update or Restore iOS 5

Oct 27, 2011 - 44 Comments
Manual iOS 5 update or restore

Despite the relative ease of updating to iOS 5 through iTunes either directly or by IPSW, some users are still reporting problems. In some cases this is user caused (error 3194 is easy to fix as is error 3200 & 3002), but if you’re continuing to have issues it could be related to a firewall … Read More

Want to Sleep In? Tell Siri To Turn Off All iPhone Alarms

Oct 27, 2011 - 2 Comments
Turn Off or On all Alarms with Siri

Want to sleep in? You can quickly turn off all your alarms on the iPhone by telling Siri simply to “turn off all alarms“, Siri will then confirm the alarm change plus show you the alarm settings. Oversleeping due to Siri likely won’t be a valid excuse to get out of school or work for … Read More

How to Remove the Stock Ticker Widget from Notification Center in iOS

Oct 25, 2011 - 11 Comments
iOS 5 Stock Ticker

Don’t want to see the Stock Ticker and market details on the iOS Notification Center every time you swipe down to view it on your iPhone or iPad? Many users don’t, and this was one of the first questions a friend asked me after updating to iOS and discovering market details as a prominent feature … Read More

Hide Mail from the Lock Screen in iOS

Oct 24, 2011 - 4 Comments
Hide Mail from the iOS 5 Lock Screen

Notification Center in iOS makes it easier than ever to see when new messages and mail comes in to your device, but if you receive sensitive or private emails on your iPhone or iPad, you may not want them showing up on the lock screen at all. If you’d rather not see any alert or … Read More

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