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1-24-14: Viewing only downloaded iTunes Match tracks

1-22-14: Splitting purchased content between two iPads

12-11-13: Shared Apple ID and switching away from iPhone

12-6-13: Syncing multiple iCloud data with a family Mac

12-4-13: iMessages come in from email address instead of phone number

12-2-13: Whether to include specific apps in iCloud backups

11-27-13: Passcode entry field not appearing on iPhone

11-26-13: Custom ringtones assignments don’t sync to iCloud

11-25-13: Resuming incomplete iCloud backups

11-21-13: Adding multiple photos to a Shared Photo Stream

11-20-13: Quality of videos sent via Messages

11-19-13: Text messages being delivered to wrong iPhone

11-15-13: Receiving FaceTime calls on multiple devices

11-14-13: iOS 7: Incorrect display of Company-only contacts

11-12-13: Internet access from Wi-Fi iPad via iPhone

11-11-13: Deleted photos in Camera Roll also removed from albums

11-7-13: Using an iPhone with an external Bluetooth adapter

11-6-13: Problems sending via AirDrop

11-5-13: Problems deleting pictures in Photos app

11-4-13: Notifications when restoring from another Apple ID

11-1-13: Migrating from shared to personal iPads

10-30-13: Cannot use AirDrop with iOS and OS X

10-28-13: Receiving other users’ iMessages when sharing an Apple ID

10-25-13: Sync only selected photos between devices via iCloud

10-24-13: iOS 7: Delete photos from Camera Roll without removing from Photo Stream

10-21-13: Scheduling Alarms when using Do Not Disturb

10-18-13: Using iMessage without iCloud

10-17-13: Manual vs scheduled Do Not Disturb settings

10-16-13: Syncing music from iTunes when using iTunes Match

10-15-13: Deleting old iCloud Backups

10-8-13: Deleting and reinstalling an iOS app

10-7-13: iOS 7: Deleting Messages individually

10-3-13: Estimated iCloud backup size doesn’t add up

10-2-13: Restoring Text Messages from an iCloud Backup

10-1-13: iOS 7: Playing tracks by Genre

9-30-13: Removing Purchased Apps from iCloud

9-26-13: Reminders appearing on multiple iPhones

9-25-13: Restoring iCloud backup to a second iPhone

9-24-13: iTunes Radio: Requirements for ad-free listening

9-23-13: iOS7: Accessing Music Controls

9-19-13: iOS 7: Find My iPhone only available on primary iCloud account

9-11-13: Adding other users to Find My iPhone

9-6-13: Phone numbers for iMessage on an iPad and iPod touch

9-4-13: When and how Find My Friends reports your location

8-29-13: Sharing recorded video between iOS devices

8-28-13: FaceTime and International phone numbers

8-26-13: New photos appearing from lost/stolen iPhone

8-22-13: Measuring Wi-Fi signal strength from iOS

8-21-13: Choosing an account when creating a new contact

8-15-13: User not available for FaceTime when calling overseas

8-14-13: Accessing iPhone data via

8-12-13: iOS 7 and supported devices

8-8-13: Using apps from multiple accounts on a single iOS device

8-6-13: Transferring apps to a family member’s iPhone

8-5-13: Streaming AirPlay audio via an Apple TV to an alternate destination

8-2-13: Re-enabling Find My iPhone after Factory Reset

7-25-13: iPhone prompting for old Apple ID

7-24-13: iMessage vs SMS/MMS messaging and text + data plans

7-23-13: Sharing an iMessage account between family members

7-16-13: Updating Contacts with Twitter and Facebook info

7-15-13: Retrieving deleted data from an old iCloud backup

7-12-13: Stolen iPhones and cellular accounts

7-10-13: Keeping track of iMessage conversations

7-9-13: Accessing an older iCloud backup

7-4-13: Cannot create new events in iOS Calendar

7-2-13: Backing up a damaged iPhone

6-20-13: Listening to iTunes Match tracks on an airplane

6-5-13: Deleting backups made under another iCloud ID

5-31-13: Sending iMessages to an iPhone that is out of coverage

5-24-13: Shared iCloud accounts and Remote Erase

5-23-13: Costs associated with using FaceTime

5-22-13: iMessages showing as Delivered when iPhone is out of coverage

5-21-13: Inability to use Find My Friends without a passcode

5-17-13: Calendar info disappears after iCloud restore

5-16-13: Remove old iCloud backup after restoring to a new iPhone

5-10-13: Can’t restore iPod touch without passcode

5-9-13: Retaining older versions of Apps during an iOS Restore

5-3-13: Organizing video collections on an iPad

4-29-13: Transitioning purchased apps to a new iTunes account

4-25-13: Backing up iPhones for other family members

4-24-13: Restoring missing apps after an incomplete iCloud restore

4-22-13: Removed iPhone still syncing with iTunes in the Cloud

4-18-13: Transferring Apps to a new iPhone

4-16-13: Google Reader alternatives for iOS

4-12-13: YouTube background playback on iOS 6.1

4-10-13: Post to Facebook option in Notification Center

4-9-13: Forgotten Passcode for Parental Restrictions

4-5-13: Disabling Previews in Notifications

4-4-13: Using a single iCloud account for Find My iPhone

3-27-13: Making International iMessage and FaceTime connections

3-26-13: iTunes in the Cloud limitations on iOS devices

3-22-13: Setting default account for new Contacts

3-21-13: Transferring Contacts to a new iPhone

3-20-13: Transferring data when moving to a new iCloud account

3-18-13: Watching Rented Movies on Multiple Devices

3-15-13: App Store accounts and iCloud document sharing

3-11-13: Securely Erasing an iPhone

3-8-13: Display Owner Information on an iPhone

3-7-13: Reset and erase an old iPhone for resale

3-6-13: Reliability of the Find My iPhone Feature

2-22-13: Automatically backing up photos via cellular data

2-21-13: Disabling Birthday Reminders from Facebook Friends

2-19-13: Separating family iTunes and iCloud accounts

2-15-13: More than five family devices sharing a single iTunes account

2-14-13: iOS Reminders and Google Tasks

2-12-13: Resetting a forgotten passcode

2-11-13: Restoring from a previous iCloud backup

2-8-13: Disabled iMessages on iPhone still appearing on Mac

2-4-13: Separating iCloud apps between different family devices

1-31-13: Sharing iOS Calendars between family members

1-30-13: Calendar entries disappear after enabling iCloud

1-29-13: Removing Songs from the Clock alarms list

1-28-13: Find My Friends and Passcodes

1-22-13: Problems with transferring apps to a new iPhone

1-21-13: Moving to a new country and retaining purchases

12-19-12: Resetting a forgotten iPad passcode

12-17-12: Setting custom alert intervals for iOS Calendar items

12-10-12: Setting up a new iPad: Restore or Set up as a new device

11-29-12: Image Quality Considerations with Shared Photo Streams

11-28-12: iCloud Photo Stream and Image Quality

11-27-12: Managing multiple iCloud accounts for Contacts

11-26-12: FaceTime and iMessage not accepting Apple ID password

11-21-12: Deleting apps used on multiple devices

11-19-12: Updating an iPad for a friend with no computer

11-15-12: Maintain separate contact lists on two iOS devices

11-14-12: Moving from a shared iCloud to individual accounts

11-13-12: Switching to a new iTunes account with existing content

11-6-12: Problems Syncing and Downloading Podcasts on iOS

10-26-12: Subscribing to iTunes Match with an iPhone music library

10-25-12: Can’t disable Location Services in Safari on iPhone

10-19-12: Scheduling irregularly recurring events

10-18-12: Facebook Contact and Calendar Integration in iOS 6

10-17-12: Deleting unwanted apps from iCloud

10-11-12: Manually downloading iTunes Match content on iPad

10-10-12: iTunes Match and streaming in iOS 6

10-9-12: Using Find My iPhone from a PC or Mac

10-3-12: Restoring Apps from iTunes vs iCloud

10-2-12: Restoring Apps and App folder layouts

9-28-12: Can’t remove iTunes Match tracks in iOS 6

9-27-12: Black Safari Toolbars on iPad

9-24-12: Syncing iOS Apps with a different computer

9-18-12: Removing an iOS device from an iTunes account

9-13-12: Using Newsstand subscriptions on multiple devices

9-7-12: Managing an iTunes library on an iPad and External Hard Drive

9-6-12: Backing Up Phone Numbers to iCloud

9-4-12: Restoring iPod touch after forgotten passcode

8-31-12: iOS 6 Turn-by-Turn Navigation on iPhone 4

8-30-12: Retaining older Calendar entries on iOS

8-29-12: Calendar & Contact entries still appearing from previous iPhone

8-24-12: Deleting Podcasts from the Podcasts App

8-21-12: Problems activating FaceTime on iPad

8-15-12: Monitoring iMessages on a child’s iPod touch

8-10-12: Multiple Apple IDs and iOS devices in a Family

8-7-12: TV Out option missing in iOS 5

8-3-12: Reset Passcode after purchasing used iPod touch

8-1-12: iOS Encryption and Data Protection

7-31-12: Streaming Audio with Apple TV and Airport Express

7-30-12: Deleting App Data from iCloud

7-27-12: Setting Custom Repeat Intervals in the Reminders app

7-25-12: Transferring Videos from iPhone 4S to Computer

7-23-12: Sync iCloud Contacts on multiple iPhones

7-17-12: Reordering iCloud Calendars on iOS

7-16-12: Assigning an older iPhone to another family member

7-13-12: Songs downloaded on iPad keep transferring back to iTunes

7-12-12: Identifying iOS Device Backups

7-10-12: Cannot Turn Off Passcode Lock on iPhone or iPad

7-5-12: Auto-deleting Episodes in iOS Podcasts App

7-4-12: Disappearing iPhone Calendar events

6-27-12: Restarting or Rebooting an iOS Device

6-25-12: Accessing the Internet from an iPad using an iPhone

6-15-12: Transferring Apps to a new iPhone using iCloud

6-8-12: Using iCloud Find My iPhone on iOS 4.2 devices

6-7-12: Location Services and access to Camera Roll photos

6-1-12: Deleting Camera Roll photos after uploading to Photo Stream

5-28-12: Avoiding automatic sync on iOS devices

5-21-12: Find My Friends always reports home location

5-17-12: Benefits of keeping apps in iTunes when using iCloud

5-10-12: Consolidating apps to a single iTunes Store account

4-16-12: Managing Devices in your iTunes Store Account

4-5-12: Sharing iTunes & iCloud Accounts in a Family

11-11-11: Unable to disable passcode lock on iOS devices

11-11-11: Configure Apple IDs on family iOS devices

11-11-11: Preventing deleted tracks from coming back from an iOS device

11-4-11: Notification Center and iMessage in iOS 5

9-23-11: iOS 5 release and OTA installation

6-24-11: FaceTime cost between iPhone 4 and iPod touch

6-24-11: Using FaceTime internationally

6-24-11: Costs for using FaceTime

6-24-11: FaceTime and Yahoo Messenger and PC compatibility

5-20-11: Gifting apps

4-15-11: Problems sending e-mail over Wi-Fi

4-15-11: Renaming an iOS device

2-25-11: iPad Camera Connector on iOS 4.2

1-28-11: Editing Contacts on iPod touch

10-1-10: iOS Calendar integration

9-17-10: iPhone screen remains active during calls

9-17-10: Re-downloading Apps

9-10-10: Disk Use on iPod nano 6G

8-20-10: Home Screen Wallpaper not available in iOS 4

8-20-10: Converting an iPod touch from Windows to Mac

7-30-10: Problems connecting to iTunes Store

7-30-10: Tracking Changes in Word Docs on iPad

7-30-10: Alarm Clock apps for iPhone

7-23-10: Deleting Apps from iTunes

7-23-10: Using GPS car kit with Bluetooth stereo

7-23-10: Finding a lost iPod touch

7-9-10: Sending e-mail attachments from iPhone

7-9-10: Transferring apps from iPhone to iPad

7-2-10: Backing up and erasing iPhone 3G

7-2-10: iPhone 4 Retina Display apps on iPad

6-11-10: iPod touch prompts for old iTunes password

6-4-10: iPad 3G and International use

4-30-10: Problems downloading free updates from iTunes Store

4-16-10: Upgrading iPod touch to 3.0

3-19-10: iPad and Remote Desktop control apps

3-19-10: Sharing Apps on multiple iPhones

2-26-10: Sharing files between apps

2-26-10: iPad font support

2-26-10: iBooks and dictionary support

2-19-10: Storing files on iPhone

2-19-10: Transferring purchased apps from iPod touch

2-12-10: Playing WMV e-mail attachments on iPhone

2-12-10: iPhone background audio recording

2-5-10: iPod touch and apps requiring OS 3.x

2-5-10: Using apps on new iPod touch

2-5-10: Transferring apps to another iPod touch

1-29-10: Updating Apps for iPad

1-29-10: AT&T Wi-Fi access

1-29-10: iPad and iPhone tethering support

1-22-10: Joining Audiobook tracks

11-20-09: Enlarging text on iPhone 3GS

11-20-09: iPhone shuffles when walking

9-11-09: Disabling Geotagging Warnings

7-10-09: Passwords on iPod touch

7-10-09: Nike+ shoes

7-3-09: iPod touch Bluetooth audio support

7-3-09: iPhone stereo audio recording

7-3-09: iPhone Recent Calls list and location info

7-3-09: Car interface fails after 3.0 upgrade

6-26-09: Recovering a dead iPod touch after 3.0 update

6-26-09: Options hidden after 3.0 update

6-26-09: Battery Percentage Display on iPhone 3.0

3-27-09: Using iPhone as an alarm clock

2-13-09: Reinstalling games on the iPhone

12-19-08: iPod touch e-mail accounts

11-21-08: Organizing iPhone apps

11-14-08: Apps button missing on iPod touch

11-14-08: Internet radio for iPod touch

9-26-08: Problems updating iPhone applications

9-19-08: Recovering photos from iPod

9-12-08: iPhone and T9 predictive text

9-5-08: iPhone task applications

8-29-08: Disabling data on iPhone 3G

8-8-08: Hiding SMS previews on iPhone

8-8-08: iPhone and SIM card contacts

8-1-08: App Store in wrong language

8-1-08: Switching between apps

8-1-08: Excel and A2DP support

7-25-08: MobileMe on iPhone for Calendars only

7-18-08: Push e-mail support

7-18-08: Converting videos for iPhone 3G

4-3-08: Sending photos from iPhone

2-29-08: Automatic vs manual iPod management

10-5-07: Flash support on iPhone

10-5-07: iPhone and multi-recipient SMS

8-23-07: Chat Clients for iPhone

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