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Anyone else notice that your visual voicemail isn't working?

In my case I had to reenter my voice mail passcode

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post #122 of 217
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Originally Posted by bkerkay View Post

What kind of case do you have that makes sliding a switch take longer than 4 actions?

The Apple case, you have to fumble around in the cutout to reach the switch, which usually requires me to turn the iPad sideways so I can see what I'm doing. The software lock is much easier to access.
post #123 of 217
don't know if anyone else noticed this, but it seems that now if you inadvertently use the autocorrect while typing, it pops up a little bubble that lets you switch it back to the non-corrected version automatically.
post #124 of 217
Disappointed. Airplay not supported with 1st gen ATV, even with 2nd gen you can't play video from your camera roll. Print functionality only works with 6 relatively obscure printers. Ugh.

Oh, got new text messaging sounds. Yeehaw.
post #125 of 217
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Originally Posted by FJRabon View Post

don't know if anyone else noticed this, but it seems that now if you inadvertently use the autocorrect while typing, it pops up a little bubble that lets you switch it back to the non-corrected version automatically.

That's always been there.
post #126 of 217
I hope in a better battery management system

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post #127 of 217
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

Well if you want to split hairs, this is inaccurate also.

It's not like there are two different communities, one of thieves/pirates and one of jailbreakers and that the thieving types all just go to a jailbreaker to get access. If you jailbreak your phone, you are a jailbreaker, and five minutes later when you download the stolen apps, you are a thief/pirate. These are mostly the same person in all cases.

Jailbreakers ran out of excuses long ago.
post #128 of 217
My iPhone lost my voicemail password after update. Fortunately, I remembered it and all is good.
post #129 of 217
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Originally Posted by anonymouse View Post

The Apple case, you have to fumble around in the cutout to reach the switch, which usually requires me to turn the iPad sideways so I can see what I'm doing. The software lock is much easier to access.

I have the same Apple case and I never need to turn it sideways to see what I'm doing.

But luckily there are options out there regarding cases and now for your convenience a software lock.
post #130 of 217
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Originally Posted by NasserAE View Post

You think the recent app list is meaningless?! This makes me really wonder if you ever used an iPhone or an iPad with iOS 4.x!!
I use it almost all the time regardless of whether the app is running, suspended, or terminated. The ability to switch back and forth between two or three apps without going through every home screen is very important. If you are going through 30 apps in the recent app list then you are doing it wrong. It doesn't make any different if an app is launched from that list or the home screen icon.

I have the opposite experience. I rarely come across an app that doesn't support saved state.

Your really misunderstanding almost everything I'm saying here.

What I'm saying is that the recent app list is meaningless if it's only a list of recently opened apps. If those apps are not in a frozen state, nor suspended, nor running in the background etc., then it's just a meaningless list of "what you used lately."

I added to that, the fact that in my experience it's rare that any more than one or two of these apps are really still running, or are suspended in any meaningful or helpful way and most actually have to start over from the splash screen. The majority of the apps that I see haven't been coded to take advantage of multitasking at all.

You actually put up an argument in my favour by agreeing that in most cases "It doesn't make any different (sic) if an app is launched from that list or the home screen icon." This is true. It doesn't matter because in most cases the app has already been swapped out of memory, and probably doesn't save it's state anyway. Thus the majority of the apps that show up on the app switching list, are just duplicates or shortcuts of the icons on the home screen and basically add no functionality whatsoever.

All I'm saying is that I would prefer that the useless ones, where the app doesn't save the state, and has already quit anyway, and isn't going to give you any advantage to starting it up from there instead of the home screen, to not show up.
post #131 of 217
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

In my case I had to reenter my voice mail passcode


Thanks!!!!
post #132 of 217
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Originally Posted by bkerkay View Post

What kind of case do you have that makes sliding a switch take longer than 4 actions?

Why do we care if we make this guy happy? He's obviously a troll.
post #133 of 217
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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

All I'm saying is that I would prefer that the useless ones, where the app doesn't save the state, and has already quit anyway, and isn't going to give you any advantage to starting it up from there instead of the home screen, to not show up.


But that is too confusing for most iPhone users.
post #134 of 217
Could some of you chaps go offline for 10 minutes or so while I get the last few M/bs.

Apple Tv all up to date. Works a treat with Itunes. Just the iPod T, iP4 and iPad to go.
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post #135 of 217
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Originally Posted by Chaseism View Post

...I just want to customize my text message alerts...

So either i did something wrong, or Apple forgot to include them...

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to 4.2.1 great, and it can assign text tones to certain people, but when i go to select the tones, they are the same ones they have always been... Where are the '17 new tones' they talked about?
post #136 of 217
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Originally Posted by halhiker View Post

I was excited about the free find my iphone app but then discovered it's only free for iPhone 4.

That sucks.

Just tested ... works great with iphone 3G.
post #137 of 217
Installed 4.2.1 on my 3GS, works great - no problems so far. Smoother operation than 4.1 and somewhat faster. Searching for text on a web page in safari is a good feature that I wanted.

Well done Apple
post #138 of 217
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Originally Posted by stevetim View Post

Just tested ... works great with iphone 3G.

Doesn't work with my 3G. I tried my CAN and US accounts.
post #139 of 217
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Originally Posted by Psych_guy View Post

Why do we care if we make this guy happy? He's obviously a troll.

I really am ROTFLMAO.
post #140 of 217
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Originally Posted by fartheststar View Post

Doesn't work with my 3G. I tried my CAN and US accounts.

DOES work with 3G. You have to activate the free account on a current iOS device, and then you can use it for older ones.

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Jailbreakers are pirates.

No.

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Originally Posted by Prof. Peabody View Post

These are mostly the same person in all cases.

No.

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Originally Posted by Pomme View Post

Jailbreakers ran out of excuses long ago.

For what, adding functionality? No such thing as an excuse for something that doesn't exist.

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post #141 of 217
For those of us who plan to keep our MobileMe accounts, is find my phone still accessed via the MobileMe login or the apple id?
post #142 of 217
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Originally Posted by TalonGold View Post

So either i did something wrong, or Apple forgot to include them...

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to 4.2.1 great, and it can assign text tones to certain people, but when i go to select the tones, they are the same ones they have always been... Where are the '17 new tones' they talked about?

go to Contact and you will be able to customize the text alert...just select a contact and click edit

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post #143 of 217
Streaming Pandora from my iPad to my appletv while surfing the internet on the ipad. Awesome!!
post #144 of 217
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Originally Posted by 2 cents View Post

For those of us who plan to keep our MobileMe accounts, is find my phone still accessed via the MobileMe login or the apple id?

either one..if you have a mobile me account you can access myiPhone from that acct and the app...if you do not have a mobile me email simple login with your apple id info and access the location from the app

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post #145 of 217
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I really am ROTFLMAO.

1994 called, IM want's it's short-hand acronym back.
post #146 of 217
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

I would do nothing unless you experience problems. If you do have issues you might ask Apple for help since there may be factors that are unknown to posters on this forum which could be helpful in deciding the best course of action.

I'm not sure whether I'm having any problems. I don't see the orientation lock when I double-click on home button, as below.

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Originally Posted by djames4242 View Post

It comes up as part of the multitasking screen you get when you 2x-press home. I'm guessing that's why the functionality of the hardware switch was um, switched
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post #147 of 217
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

I'm not sure whether I'm having any problems. I don't see the orientation lock when I double-click on home button, as below.

Hi guys how do I lock the screen in portrait mode?
post #148 of 217
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Originally Posted by daylove22 View Post

either one..if you have a mobile me account you can access myiPhone from that acct and the app...if you do not have a mobile me email simple login with your apple id info and access the location from the app

Thanks! I'm a satisfied MM customer so I'm keeping the service.
post #149 of 217
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go to Contact and you will be able to customize the text alert...just select a contact and click edit

So, i know i can do that, but where are the

"Know whos texting without looking at your screen. Choose from 17 new alerts and assign custom tones for people in your contact list." from the bottom of http://www.apple.com/ios/

I can assign the same 6 boring old overused sounds, but where are the new ones?

Does anybody else have these new tones?
post #150 of 217
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Originally Posted by TalonGold View Post

So, i know i can do that, but where are the

"Know whos texting without looking at your screen. Choose from 17 new alerts and assign custom tones for people in your contact list." from the bottom of http://www.apple.com/ios/

I can assign the same 6 boring old overused sounds, but where are the new ones?

Does anybody else have these new tones?

Go to a contact, hit edit, scroll to text tones and tap. You get 17 new tones plus the originals. Going to be a bit weird if you're not seeing that.
post #151 of 217
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Originally Posted by Dr Millmoss View Post

I'm not sure whether I'm having any problems. I don't see the orientation lock when I double-click on home button, as below.

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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

Hi guys how do I lock the screen in portrait mode?

Double-tap Home. Swipe left. It's completely idiotic.

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post #152 of 217
Tried Find my Phone. Uploaeded app.
Fine.
Tried to enter my Apple ID.
Message : This device is not qualifed for free Mobile Me Account.
Meanwhile, the How To from Aplle says : If you already have an Apple ID,
you don't have to create a Mobile Me ID.
I love Apple when they begin to Mioft themselves.
Heeeeelp !
post #153 of 217
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Double-tap Home. Swipe left. It's completely idiotic.

I finally found it, thanks. The method is fine as far as I'm concerned, once you know where to look.
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post #154 of 217
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

No not that. I'm at work. I have some apps and content to sync back to my iMac at home.

You don't get me. The iTunes update makes the hack unnecessary, as iTunes includes the AirPrint update that was taken out of the IS X update. The hack is only needed if you update OS X and don't update iTunes.
post #155 of 217
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Originally Posted by MartinRead View Post

Go to a contact, hit edit, scroll to text tones and tap. You get 17 new tones plus the originals. Going to be a bit weird if you're not seeing that.

Did all that, only see the original 6... Anybody got any ideas? Any way i cut it, i only see the crappy 6 old text tones.....
post #156 of 217
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Originally Posted by tonton View Post

You don't get me. The iTunes update makes the hack unnecessary.

Really? How so? Can you print to the printer of your choice connected to your Mac or just the HP ePrint. Does iTunes have to be running? Please elaborate.

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post #157 of 217
Got it at last, - it took some 5 hours to download on my 50mbit connection. Good server speed there Apple, well done.

First impressions are, they've broken my TV shows. Now they all sort under one directory, with episodes of multiple shows all in a folder from an entirely different show. It used to work, now it doesn't. Does anyone even test this stuff before it's released? It's just a joke.

And wasn't this supposed to enable access to iTunes shared libraries? (so I could stream from iTunes to my iPhone/iPad, rather than have to sync all the time) All I can see is the ability to send video to my Airport Express, which would really be such a useful thing to do... No option too I note to send it to my Apple TV, but then I guess that's because I the original model which Apple no longer supports.
post #158 of 217
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Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post

Double-tap Home. Swipe left. It's completely idiotic.

Hunh? I tried that and it didn't work. I don't see a home button unless you mean the main button that on the device.
post #159 of 217
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Originally Posted by mstone View Post

Really? How so? Can you print to the printer of your choice connected to your Mac or just the HP ePrint. Does iTunes have to be running? Please elaborate.

See my edit...

iTunes includes the AirPrint update that was taken out of the OS X update. The hack is only needed if you update OS X and don't update iTunes.
post #160 of 217
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Originally Posted by AdonisSMU View Post

Hunh? I tried that and it didn't work. I don't see a home button unless you mean the main button that on the device.

That's it. The home button is the physical button in the middle of the bezel above the connector. Click it twice and the multitasking tray comes up. Swipe the tray to the left for more controls.
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