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3-18-15: Can I turn off the app icons that appear in the bottom corner on the lock screen?
3-13-15: Why do I have two separate conversations with the same person in Messages?
3-2-15: Can I transfer the existing version of an app to my new iPhone?
2-27-15: How do I quickly erase all of the contacts on my old iPhone?
2-25-15: How do I disassociate my phone number from iMessage?
2-23-15: How do I stop Siri from randomly waking up?
2-20-15: How do I cancel a print job on iOS?
2-18-15: How do I make my camera LED flash when my iPhone rings?
2-13-15: How do I re-sync contacts to my vehicle after switching to a new iPhone?
2-11-15: How do I move away from a shared Apple ID for iMessage?
2-9-15: How do I consolidate iTunes purchases into a single account?
2-6-15: How can I more easily Handoff a web page from my Mac to my iPhone?
2-4-15: What can I actually share with Family Sharing in iOS 8?
2-2-15: How do I find and remove only downloaded tracks with iTunes Match?
1-30-15: How do I turn off Reachability on the iPhone 6 Plus?
1-28-15: How do I get a phone number on iMessage?
1-26-15: Can I share in-app subscriptions among family members?
1-23-15: Can I cancel or ‘unsend’ sent iMessages?
1-21-15: Reorganizing files in the iTunes Media Folder
1-19-15: Exchange text messages between two iPhones with no cellular data plan
1-24-14: Viewing only downloaded iTunes Match tracks
1-22-14: Splitting purchased content between two iPads
12-13-13: Non-Bluetooth Lightning dock speakers
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
11-18-13: Problems logging in to iTunes Store
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
10-29-13: Accessing Messages and Social Networks from another iPhone
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
10-23-13: Sync option missing for Calendars
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
10-10-13: Transferring an iPhone SIM to another family member
10-8-13: Deleting and reinstalling an iOS app
10-7-13: iOS 7: Deleting Messages individually
10-4-13: Phone number inactive in iMessage
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
9-27-13: iPhone 5/5s docks and case compatibility
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
9-5-13: iMessage and FaceTime activation and blocked SMS
9-4-13: When and how Find My Friends reports your location
9-3-13: Accessing FaceTime call history on a Mac
8-29-13: Sharing recorded video between iOS devices
8-28-13: FaceTime and International phone numbers
8-27-13: Choosing whether to restore iTunes or iCloud backup
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
8-20-13: Streaming to multiple AirPlay speakers from Apple TV
8-19-13: Determining which carrier an iPhone is locked to
8-15-13: User not available for FaceTime when calling overseas
8-14-13: Accessing iPhone data via iCloud.com
8-13-13: Season Passes and iTunes in the Cloud Restrictions
8-12-13: iOS 7 and supported devices
8-9-13: FaceTime data usage and voice minutes
8-8-13: Using apps from multiple accounts on a single iOS device
8-7-13: Wired in-ear headphones with mics and call quality
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
8-1-13: Requirements for establishing an iTunes Store account in another country
7-31-13: Using Wi-Fi while in Airplane Mode
7-30-13: iTunes library disappears after enabling iCloud
7-29-13: Upgrading to a new iPhone and giving the old one to a family member
7-26-13: iOS Camera app and Location Services
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
7-19-13: Restoring an iPod touch on a shared computer
7-18-13: Flashlight apps and iPhone LED life
7-17-13: Availability of Lightning vs Dock Connector Car Adapters
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
7-8-13: Data transferred via iOS device backups
7-4-13: Cannot create new events in iOS Calendar
7-3-13: Restoring an iCloud backup to an older iPhone
7-2-13: Backing up a damaged iPhone
6-28-13: Restoring iCloud Contact info from backup
6-27-13: Flashing LED for alerts on iPhone
6-26-13: iTunes Store on iPhone set to wrong country
6-25-13: Re-enabling Find My iPhone
6-24-13: iTunes Match and track metadata
6-21-13: Retain existing tracks when enabling iTunes Match
6-20-13: Listening to iTunes Match tracks on an airplane
6-7-13: Inline Remote + Mic adapters for iPhone
6-6-13: Filtering content by iTunes Store account
6-5-13: Deleting backups made under another iCloud ID
6-4-13: Blocking data access on an iPhone
6-3-13: Changing iPhone number for iMessage
5-31-13: Sending iMessages to an iPhone that is out of coverage
5-30-13: Multiple iPads sharing contacts in a company
5-29-13: Contacts and iMessages appearing on multiple iPhones
5-28-13: Photo Stream and one-way syncing of photos
5-27-13: Transferring recorded videos from iPhone to PC
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
5-15-13: Setting up a ringtone in iTunes
5-14-13: Using a Wi-Fi hard drive with an iPad
5-13-13: Backing up and restoring an iPod classic
5-10-13: Can’t restore iPod touch without passcode
5-9-13: Retaining older versions of Apps during an iOS Restore
5-8-13: Can’t eject iPod nano without closing Firefox
5-7-13: Can’t change iTunes Apple ID to iCloud e-mail address
5-6-13: Effect of erasing an iPhone on the Find My iPhone feature
5-3-13: Organizing video collections on an iPad
5-2-13: Burning music to CD using iTunes on another computer
5-1-13: Movie and TV Show Playlists in iTunes 11
4-30-13: Scheduling automatic iCloud backups
4-29-13: Transitioning purchased apps to a new iTunes account
4-26-13: Using FaceTime while abroad
4-25-13: Backing up iPhones for other family members
4-24-13: Restoring missing apps after an incomplete iCloud restore
4-23-13: Find My Friends shows location unavailable during phone calls
4-22-13: Removed iPhone still syncing with iTunes in the Cloud
4-19-13: Remote Home Shared Library in Play Only Mode
4-18-13: Transferring Apps to a new iPhone
4-17-13: Removing a duplicate iPhone from iTunes
4-16-13: Google Reader alternatives for iOS
4-15-13: Using Apple TVs at multiple locations
4-12-13: YouTube background playback on iOS 6.1
4-11-13: Ring/Silent Switch and Application Volume
4-10-13: Post to Facebook option in Notification Center
4-9-13: Forgotten Passcode for Parental Restrictions
4-8-13: Removing unwanted iOS devices from iTunes
4-5-13: Disabling Previews in Notifications
4-4-13: Using a single iCloud account for Find My iPhone
4-3-13: Cancelling a sync in iTunes 11
4-2-13: Limiting content displayed on multiple Apple TVs
3-28-13: Accessing the Equalizer on iOS devices
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
3-19-13: Switching an iTunes Store account to a different country
3-18-13: Watching Rented Movies on Multiple Devices
3-15-13: App Store accounts and iCloud document sharing
3-14-13: iMessages being sent as Text Messages
3-12-13: Optimal Size for Album Artwork
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
3-5-13: Autofilling a Device from iTunes
3-4-13: Personal Hotspot availability on the iPad
3-1-13: Recreating a lost iTunes library from existing media content
2-28-13: iCloud Tabs, Bookmarks and Reading List on Windows 7
2-27-13: Slow sync speeds when converting to 128kbps
2-26-13: Organizing Photos on the Apple TV
2-25-13: Hiding Purchased iBooks
2-22-13: Automatically backing up photos via cellular data
2-21-13: Disabling Birthday Reminders from Facebook Friends
2-20-13: Accessing Composers View in iTunes 11.0.2
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
2-13-13: Sending all iPhone calls to voicemail
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
2-7-13: Sharing iBooks between iOS devices
2-6-13: Accessing a large iTunes music library from an iPad
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- Can I turn off the app icons that appear in the bottom corner on the lock screen?
- Why do I have two separate conversations with the same person in Messages?
- Can I transfer the existing version of an app to my new iPhone?
- How do I quickly erase all of the contacts on my old iPhone?
- How do I disassociate my phone number from iMessage?
- How do I stop Siri from randomly waking up?
- How do I cancel a print job on iOS?
- How do I make my camera LED flash when my iPhone rings?
- How do I re-sync contacts to my vehicle after switching to a new iPhone?
- How do I move away from a shared Apple ID for iMessage?