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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Have sim with texts and data included.
Husband has my old iPhone 3GS, updated software, iMessage will not work. Is on another apple account (email@example.com). 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) [more inside]
posted by Megami
on Sep 26, 2013 -
I have a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon with its original factory radio, a Kenwood KDC-MPV6022
. I've just now tried to use its Aux In feature by connecting a cable to its RCA cables as listed on page 31 of the manual
. According to Page 27 of the manual, the radio's configuration menu should have an Aux On/Off setting but this setting doesn't appear in my menu. I can hear the music from the iPhone but it's in addition to the other source (radio or CD), not instead of the other source, i.e. I hear both the iPhone and the other sound combined. I've tried connecting older iPods in case there were some equipment compatibility issues but the results were the same.
What am I missing here? The radio has the Aux In cables so clearly it's expecting the audio. Why doesn't the radio allow me to select it as an input?
posted by Jamesonian
on Sep 2, 2013 -
I lost my iTunes installation in a hard drive crash. I have a backup from many months ago. I have an iPad and iPhone that have never been synced to iTunes because I got them since the hard drive failure. I'd like to re-install iTunes from the backup and sync my iPad and iPhone to the re-installed iTunes without losing any data or re-installing apps. How would I do that? [more inside]
posted by Rob Rockets
on Aug 29, 2013 -
I just jailbreaked (jailbroke?) my iPod Touch. What are the must-have apps, modifications, etc that I should get for it? I'm running iOS 6. I'm particularly interested in good Notification Center widgets, since that seems to be the biggest thing that can't be done through the regular App Store. Recommendations for good themes would be swell too. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Feb 5, 2013 -
The last time I bought a stereo, Reagan was president. I don't know if they're even called stereos any more. Please help me figure out what I want and how to set it up. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library
on Feb 2, 2013 -
I am on my 3rd iPhone in 3 months, which is annoying. What is more annoying is that when I added my songs to this third one, some of them don't show up when I select the artist, but they're there when I select all songs. [more inside]
posted by Enchanting Grasshopper
on Jan 13, 2013 -
Is there a clean and simple alternative to iTunes for getting music from
my Macbook Air onto
my iPhone 4S? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky
on Jan 2, 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 -
I have a bunch of undeletable podcasts on my iphone 4s that I would like to get rid off but can't.
this is what it looks like: http://imgur.com/oiNKY
this happened because the downloads failed (blame the craptastic chinese mobile connections). I cannot redownload these episodes, I cannot play them, I cannot swipe-to-delete them, I cannot see them in itunes. a restore was no help because my last backup already had these "ghost files" on them.
I don't want to wipe the iphone because maps in ios6 is even worse in china.
do you know how I can still get rid of these unusable files?
posted by krautland
on Nov 14, 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 -
I'm looking for non-sealing earbuds with iPhone controls that aren't white, and I can't find them. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by unsound
on Sep 28, 2012 -
iOS application recommendation: Is there a slideshow, flashcard, or similar app you think is particularly excellent? Please tell me about it! [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Jun 7, 2012 -
Please recommend your favourite in-ear/earbud noise-cancelling headphones with an iPod/iPhone control and mic. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA
on May 1, 2012 -
Could I potentially ruin my Iphone (which I love) if I take it to some guy suggested by T-Mobile to get it unlocked because AT&T won't give me the unlock code. [more inside]
posted by victoriab
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What is the best way to manage getting a new iPhone and effectively turning the old one into an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by expialidocious
on Jan 26, 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 -
Is there a remote that CONTROLS the music on the iPhone (4s)? Google searches reveal only how to use the phone as a remote for other things. I need to keep the iPhone hooked up to a speaker in the back of the room, and trigger it with *something* to make the music go on and off. Any ideas??? Thanks!
posted by largecorp
on Nov 18, 2011 -
Using iPhone/iPad between two computers with roughly the same data. Is this possible? More inside: [more inside]
posted by damiano99
on Oct 14, 2011 -
I'd like to find a use for my iPod touch that will, in some way, enrich my life more than just playing endless games of Drop7. Some ideas I've had: reading great literature in ebook form; memory training
; becoming more virtuous
; studying a foreign language. What other things can I do?
posted by yankeefog
on Aug 4, 2011 -
I broke some very expensive headphones that i bought at guitar center... How can I get a refund? [more inside]
posted by sizzil34
on Jul 29, 2011 -
Just got a new iPhone; already had an iPod Touch. What apps do I want now? What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Jun 20, 2011 -
Help me identify this mystery song that played on my iPhone so I don't think I'm crazy. [more inside]
posted by xtine
on May 19, 2011 -
iPhone/iPod music conundrum. How can I easily see my full albums - and only my full albums - when I also have loaded playlists with multiple single tracks? [more inside]
posted by m@f
on Mar 23, 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 -
Does anyone know a good way to sync multiple devices on the same iTunes account on multiple machines easily? [more inside]
posted by emjay
on Feb 6, 2011 -
I have been taking video with my iPhone 4 recently, but it's been windy so I get a lot of wind noise. What's the best way to go about reducing the wind noise, and/or how can I make a microphone cover/windscreen for the iPhone 4?
posted by Korou
on Jan 23, 2011 -
What's a decent iPhone app for downloading/listening to podcasts? I'm trying to avoid syncing it to iTunes every time I want to get new podcasts, so I'd like to use this app to subscribe to one and let me know when new episodes are available (that's the important part), listen to them, and delete them. Didn't find much of anything in the AskMeFi archives except a reference to Podcaster, but does anyone have any personal recommendations? Free or not-free. Thanks!
posted by jroybal
on Jan 7, 2011 -
I'm trying to buy some warm gloves that are designed to work with the iphone. In my internet search there seem to be several different brands that work in different ways but few reviews. These are going to be gifts and I need both a man's and a woman's glove and, since both recipients live in cold climates, I want ones where their fingers can stay covered while they operate their iphone. Can anyone point me to a review of these gloves or have any experience to share?
posted by Flacka
on Nov 20, 2010 -
I've virtually tracked down my missing/stolen iPod Touch, and have discovered all sorts of personal information about the person who is now using it. How can I reclaim it? [Details inside-- this one's a detective story] [more inside]
posted by stilly
on Oct 28, 2010 -
What is the best way to get a job in fixing bugs in computer or mobile software? [more inside]
posted by antgly
on Oct 15, 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 -
What are the best reasonably-priced earbud-style headphones? I need a good set for use with an iPod and am looking to improve on Apple's white earbuds.
posted by killdevil
on Sep 20, 2010 -
what sort of device can I buy to show my google tasks next to a corkboard, so I see them on my way out the door?
do any photo frames do wireless sync? my first thought was a cheap old itouch, but the screen is tiny, and it does more than I need.
low power use would also be a plus (i.e. not a laptop or cheap desktop with wall mounted monitor, which I also thought of - I do have an extra 17" sitting around)
I could consider switching to another tasks app if required for the best solution, though I do enjoy gtasks in gmail and calendar.
posted by lrodman
on Sep 19, 2010 -
As a new iPhone owner, my wife can choose from one of seven different free cases
, but she has no idea which one to pick. Any advice? Which case do you use, and are you happy with it? (Obviously the best thing would be to stop by the Apple store and try them all out, but she's not sure she's going to have the chance to do that before the free case period runs out.)
posted by yankeefog
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 -
What's the best application for syncing RSS feeds between a Mac and an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by divisjm
on Aug 10, 2010 -
Two people. An iPod Touch and an iPhone. One Macbook Pro. How can I sync the Notes (as in...notes written in the Notes application) from the Touch to the Macbook Pro without confusing iTunes into syncing everything else to the wrong device? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 8, 2010 -
Can you recommend a calendar/to-do app for the iPod Touch or the iPad? I want to be able to schedule events in my calendar, but I also want to be able to specify a list of tasks within each event that can be crossed out as they are done. I don't care about reminders or syncing. [more inside]
posted by Phire
on Jul 13, 2010 -
How do I add print functionality to my iPhone/iPad app? Can I license this ability or do I have to create it? What is the most cost-effective way for my app to be able to print to a wireless printer or a networked printer? [more inside]
posted by smersh
on Jul 12, 2010 -
My son likes WarioWare DIY
for his Nintendo DS--it lets you make little microgames and share them online. Are there any games for the Iphone that let you create levels or make little microgames? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jun 19, 2010 -