I was given a iphone 4s from a relative as a gift. I already have a nice android and thought it would be cool to just use the iphone as a ipod instead of just selling the gift and risk offending them. It came factory reset and stays on a activation screen awaiting a sim card. I can not figure out how to get past this screen and just use it as a device which is fairly easy to do with any android phone. Do I need to "unlock" or "jailbreak" the phone to bypass the sim card need or do I need to buy a sim card just to use it as a ipod with no carrier or phone functionality? Please help and recommend any useful software.
posted by isopropyl
on Nov 5, 2013 -
Have looked up what seems like every bit of help for iMessage, but can't get it to work for us. Situation is:
I have an iphone 4GS, latest iOS. iMessage is now working, on my own apple account (email@example.com). Have sim with texts and data included.
Husband has my old iPhone 3GS, updated software, iMessage will not work. Is on another apple account (firstname.lastname@example.org). Has sim with texts and data included, same network as mine.
Bought my son an iPod touch 4th gen, iMessage will not work. On his own apple account (email@example.com) [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I have a 2nd generation ipod shuffle
(the kind that's about 1 inch by 1 1/2 inches and is just a giant clip) which I would like to start using again. However, there is not a single computer nor human in our house which will tolerate iTunes. It's not an option, really; never using the shuffle again will happen before installing iTunes will.
I have seen a couple apps on the internet for using this type of shuffle without iTunes, but I haven't found any reviews of them or clear instructions for them. Thus, I am asking y'all. Anybody know a good, easy way to get songs off my vortexbox
and onto my little shuffle? I don't need playlists or synching or stats or anything, just the ability to move files from one place to another and listen to them on the shuffle. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Feb 14, 2013 -
My wonderful iPod, going on nine years now, seems to have finally gotten to the point where I can't fix it anymore. I've replaced the hard drive, battery, hard drive cable, and logic board, and yet all it does is turn on, show the Apple logo, and turn off, repeating over and over. What else could be wrong, and how can I fix it? This is a B&W 4th gen iPod, originally 40 GB.
posted by reductiondesign
on Jan 17, 2013 -
I am writing some documentation for an app that runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. I need a consistant way to refer to these devices and am looking for something better than "iPhone/iPod/iPad". For example:
"Hold your iPhone/iPod/iPad's camera so that the QR code is centered in the brackets."
I've come up with either
"... iPhone/iPod/iPad (referred to as iPhone from here on)"
Anyone have a better idea?
posted by cosmac
on Dec 16, 2012 -
How do you move songs from an iPod to an iPhone? Google is a bit scant on this and when I try to open the iPod as a drive on my PC it doesn't show the files. My Apple Zealot friend says it's like moving music from a cassette to a LP but I say digital is digital and this is another reason why Steve Jobs is a jerk. [more inside]
posted by Ber
on Oct 25, 2012 -
Applefilter: I ordered an iPod touch from the official german apple website with an engraved message.
Two problems: They messed up the engraving and they left the package with a neighbour even though it explicitely says on the package that this is not allowed. I'm in Germany.
What can I do now? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Jun 16, 2012 -
I change playlists for an iPod Touch a lot, as I update them often. What is the best way to put new playlists on an iPod Touch? I must be doing it wrong because it is a pain. [more inside]
posted by cashman
on May 10, 2012 -
I have 300gb of music, a house, several Mac laptops, a Mac G5, a router, two iphones, an ipad, and several external HDs where the music is stored. I would like to be able to play music anywhere in my house, control it wirelessly without the laptops and update libraries as well as all my devices with whatever I like anywhere in the house, without having to drag out the external USB HD to plug into various laptops like I do now. I'm willing to buy equipment to let this happen. Bonus if it lets me move movies onto a USB stick to plug into my nifty new tv. Details under the fold. [more inside]
posted by nevercalm
on Nov 19, 2011 -
While reading the iPod anniversary post
, I remembered that I had a 2nd-gen iPod tucked away. It only has a Firewire port. My Macbook is long retired. If I buy a Firewire to USB adapter, will I be able to use the iPod as a hard disk? (And get the music files off it?) Will it charge the iPod? What is the best adapter (or brand) to buy? [more inside]
posted by chavenet
on Oct 24, 2011 -
My iPod Nano 4th gen has no backlight. Fix it myself or get the Apple store downtown to do it. [more inside]
posted by theichibun
on Aug 22, 2011 -
Looking for a low cost multifunction laser printer compatible with a Mac [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jul 14, 2011 -
Is there an archive of old firmware for iPods? I have a 30GB 5th gen iPod - songs often skip, the device freezes, and audible excessive spinning is causing major battery drain. Reset and restore are useless, and I am thinking it is maybe a quirk of the latest firmware. [more inside]
posted by molecicco
on Mar 8, 2011 -
2nd generation iPod Touch isn't syncing properly. Is it worth fixing or should I just look into buying a refurbished one? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Feb 24, 2011 -
My trusty 60gig iPod finally bit the dust. Capacity is crucial to me. Should I buy a new 160gig iPod Classic, or is there a general consensus that Apple will be releasing something new soon for the high-capacity iPod crowd?
posted by inweaknessbe
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Recently, I have new (weird) problem with iTunes. (18.104.22.168 on XP)
After starting the app, the music store show-up and vanish..
Link to Video
I didn't made any critical changes to my XP machine recently.. (Firewall, Hosts file..)
What can cause this issue.. ?
posted by nagalr
on Feb 16, 2011 -
I'm trying to find an ipad app that'll allow me to replay small, short sentences from a recorded screenplay. [more inside]
posted by bonobothegreat
on Feb 1, 2011 -
I bought an Ipod Nano off a friend (4th gen). He was running the latest version of Itunes. I have A G5 Mac with OSX Version 10.4.11. The newest version of Itunes Apple will allow me to download is Itunes 8.2.1. My computer can't access the Ipod at all. help me? [more inside]
posted by kristymcj
on Jan 13, 2011 -
iPod Touch for mother-in-law. We've just decided to give my partner's mother an iPod Touch, and need your suggestions for apps and podcasts. She is a 65 year old woman, travels often, takes care of her grandson sometimes, and is new to all iPod technology. We also need your tips on how to set it up from afar tonight, and help her with the inevitable questions down the road. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on Jan 13, 2011 -
Unexpected Holiday Gift: Someone got me a Zune HD! Problem. I already own an ipod Nano and know next to nothing about Zune. What can the Zune do that my nano can't? How do you use yours? What does the Zune do well? Any tips or trips or strange things/ 3rd party applications I can use?
posted by The Whelk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
When are refurbished models of the latest generation ipod touches likely to go on sale from Apple? How much are they probably going to cost? I realize this isn't an exact science, but educated guesses based on the history of refurbished ipod touches (or any other insight) would be helpful. Thanks!
posted by andoatnp
on Oct 11, 2010 -
Is it just me, or is iTunes the most annoying, inconvenient, fricking stupid piece of software ever created? Help me figure out how to use this piece of crap. [more inside]
posted by moorooka
on Oct 6, 2010 -
The maximum volume on my new iPod touch is down to around 80% after the upgrade to iOS 4.1. Help? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on Sep 14, 2010 -
This is a followup question about printing from an iPhone/iPad app: the original question can be found here
Blazecock Pileon and GuyZero (and anyone else), please respond! [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Aug 12, 2010 -
I have two kids. Each has an ipod touch. Planning on adding two more to the household (mom and dad). Problem: I created an itunes store ID for each kid. Looking backward, wouldn't it have been smarter to create ONE Apple ID for the family, so I can see what is being purchased? I had a recent breach in my credit card and had several unauthorized purchases from Itunes...having one account might have led me to see this fraud a little sooner. (apart from checking my credit card statement daily)
What do you multi-iphone-Touch families do? one account?
If the devices all get registered to one account, can one transfer a paid app from one device to another?
Will apps already purchased be lost if I consolidate the devices under a different username?
Any family Apple device strategies appreciated.
posted by teg4rvn
on Jun 7, 2010 -
How can I place an order with Apple with the money in my Paypal? Apple requires payment from a credit card, which I don't have. Is there any way to transfer my money? [more inside]
posted by hotdiggitydog
on Apr 25, 2010 -
How do I quickly sync all the application data on my iPod touch? Currently, I have to open every single app, wait for it to finish downloading content and then move onto the next app. As I find more and more cool apps, this is taking longer. Is there a way (possibly by hooking it up to my computer) to issue one command and have every application of mine download new data off the web for offline reading? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish
on Apr 17, 2010 -
Can I use the iPod Nano MP3 player with my own headphones and non-itunes music? [more inside]
posted by katala
on Dec 30, 2009 -
Brand new iPod Touch 3G 32GB running 3.12 software and synched to the latest version of iTunes. Getting a "This movie could not be played" error notice when attempting to play an iTunes-purchased commercial video from a major television network (and for Youtube videos as well). Why? [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac
on Nov 26, 2009 -
I'd like to keep track of iPhone/iPod app prices. Are there any websites that display price info, such as whether an app has gone up or down in price?
posted by ellighi
on Nov 2, 2009 -
What is up with my music files' titles turning into nonsensical four-letter titles? [more inside]
posted by ishotjr
on Sep 8, 2009 -
What is the black piece on the bottom right part of this photo?
posted by bofe
on Aug 18, 2009 -
What's wrong with my stupid 120GB iPod Classic and my stupid iTunes installation? [more inside]
posted by xmutex
on Jul 16, 2009 -
With the release of iPhone OS 3.0, I have some questions that I'd like answered. One relates to Stereo Bluetooth headphone recommendations, and the others relate to internet tethering. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Jun 18, 2009 -
Newish iPod freezing during transfer from computer. Also HDScan not appearing in the diagnostics. Anything (additional) I should try before taking advantage of the service plan? [more inside]
posted by tremspeed
on May 5, 2009 -
Does anyone know how to totally clear out an iPod, essentially returning it to 'factory settings'? I have an older iPod I wanted to give to someone, but the issue is my computer won't locate the iPod (I had it synced to another computer that has since died), or tells it's not authorized. Is there a way for example to clear it out from the ipod itself?
posted by dearleader
on Apr 20, 2009 -