22 iOS 4.2 Tips, Tricks and Features

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lilsproutnlou

Find the search word or phrase on the current webpage: Scroll to the bottom of the
results list, then tap the entry below On This Page to find the first occurrence of the
search word or phrase. To find subsequent occurrences, tap Next.

As I posted three days ago, this does NOT work on my iPhone 4- can someone,anyone point me to an answer/fix?
There is no "next" option.
Thanks!

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racassady

The deal with the text tones is this, Apple went from having 6 lame text tones to 25 lame text tones. They need to start selling text tones and let 3rd party companies create the because at this point, Apple doesn't know how to create a good one!

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lilsproutnlou

Just purchased iPhone 4 on the twenty-fourth. When I am searching in Safari my search says,"0 matches on this page". However, there ARE multiple choices, yet I cannot "choose" any of them. They are not in black bold type they are grey in color. Any suggestions? Thank you!

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MrMcQ

iOS 4.2 also kills my iPad's memory allocation. Just saw it drop to 3.83MB. Yikes! Crash alert!

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MrMcQ

iPad cannot do the rocker thingy that was mentioned here:

Controlling Ringers and Alerts

You can adjust what is controlled by the volume rocker button on the outside of the iPhone and iPad.

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sambopr

Anyone know were I can get that cool little monster wallpaper for my iPad. My kid wants it bad. Thanks iin advance!

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paezcadj

Hi. The name of the monster is Domo-Kun.

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Howard Brazee

Quitting an application all the way is way more unfriendly than it has to be. Not at all what I would expect from Apple.

We need a way to choose how we exit an application - whether we exit all the way or just move to a different app. Right then.

And shutting down the iPad then re-starting it still leaves the dozens of apps on the multi-task screen.

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Chris CA

@Howard Brazee
"And shutting down the iPad then re-starting it still leaves the dozens of apps on the multi-task screen."
The task bar shows recently launched apps, not only running apps.
If the app is not enabled for multitasking, it is not running. It is simply an icon in the task bar.

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nhbeast

@fckdapress - For the default wallpaper, click Settings>Brightness & Wallpaper>Wallpaper the defualt should show up in there, just select it.

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matracy68

Two issues for my iPhone 4. First is the screen lock. It will only allow me lock in at portrait, not landscape. Second is tethering. My phone will not tether anymore with 4.2.1 on it. I have it selected on turned on but it is not working. There is no more blue tethering banner at the top and I can no longer get to any web site on my MacBook Pro.

Anyone else having these same issues?

As for the iPad 'mute' I too have the same issues above. I have Pandora on right now and put it on mute and got the screen to say mute but the music still plays. Shouldn't a mute actually mute everything?

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matracy68

I think I cracked the code on tethering. I did some research on other Apple forums and this is what I came up with. First off, I am in the US and I am a paying AT&T tethering customer. My iPhone 4 has never been jail broken or unlocked. I was able to set up Bluetooth tethering to my MacBook Pro. That went pretty easy. I wanted the USB cable tethering option back. I read that some overseas iPhone 4 tethering customers went into their Cellular Data and made some changes. The options that the overseas customers had in settings are not available in the US. Here's what worked for me. Go to Settings-General-Network. From there I toggled Cellular Data from On to Off and then back On. I didn't reboot the phone after I did this. iTunes did a sync and then my USB iPhone back to being an option in Network Preferences on my MacBook Pro. The blue tethering band came back on and everything is working back to normal. This may or may not work for you if you too have tethering problems with 4.2.1.

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jjayfe

Hey how do you think I feel about this new update. Doesn't do a stinkin' thing for me. My HP printer is about 7 years old, and yes it's on the network, but I can't access network printers.

1) I've got two 160 gig apple TV units.... I can't share movies to them from the iphone...
2) I get one thing new.... I can select one pair of speakers in the house and send ipod tunes to it.... try to add more? and it disconnects the one I picked.... If I get a calendar alert, or txt message, it drops the speaker and I have to manually pause and reconnect.
3) This adds no value for me since my music library is already on a home computer that I can access using the app called "Remote," and can use all the speakers on my network, and don't get interruptions when a call comes in.
This is a NON-update update. I get a few stupid ringtones, that's about it. Right now this is just a novelty that a few users can play with..... for the rest of us, it's a waste of time.

jay

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rjhatton

Anyone else with an iPad and tried to use the "new" mute switch? The "mute" symbol comes up on the screen but no muting takes place!

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Nitsua

Not true! I have successfully muted almost 10 of my 105 apps currently on my iPad! I just can't mute Youtube, videos, the iPod, music apps or anything with the sole purpose of exporting sound really :P But hey! Now when I'm playing Flight Control I don't have to just tap pause and slide Music from "on" to "off" I can just flip the switch...now if I want to lay on my side and be able to read an article in landscape I have to double tap the home button, swipe to the left, tap the lock button, then tap out of it. That's what I'm talking about! Making it more complicated to do something simple ;D

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fckdapress

how can I get that background pic maclife has on their IPad?

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Chris Thomson

Apple also made a mistake with the second- and third-generation iPod touches in that image -- they shouldn't have the FaceTime icon, only the fourth-generation iPod touch should.

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molotovmouse

Why no home screen wallpaper on the iPod 2nd Gen? Even the little picture of the supported devices seems to indicate that the wallpaper is supported.

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Roberto Baldwin

I'm double checking this now.

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sosae22

I don't believe the old Appletv (with the hard drive) works with Airplay to stream the movies and videos from the iPhone...Has any else had the same problem?

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metalhaze

They never claimed it would work with the old Apple TV.

Airplay is only for the new Apple TV's

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Raketemensch

So just use AirFoil.

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Raketemensch

There's no quick-access brightness control in 4.2 for iPhone? Just iPad?

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Roberto Baldwin

iPad only. I have sensitive eyes and I really wish they had included this with the iPhone.

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metalhaze

Are you aware of the auto-brightness feature on the iPhone?

There are also some more features for easier reading in the Accessibility section of the settings which you can assign to toggle with a triple click of the home button.

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Raketemensch

Yup, I'm all set on auto-brightness, but I fall asleep every night reading in Stanza, and I set the brightness to extremely low, then bring it back up the next day. Auto-brightness doesn't have such a huge range, and digging out Preferences every time is a PITA.

Well, I won't be in such a hurry to upgrade and re-jailbreak, then. Kinda bummed, but now I'm thinking there *must* be a way to do this with sbsettings.

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souch3

Anyone with a 3GS able to confirm this for me? I can customize text tones on a per contact basis but I don't have any of the new ones, just the old. Is this a feature only for the iPhone 4?

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texthetitan

I have a 3Gs and the same issue. It looks like only the iPhone 4 gets the new tones. Kind of lame.

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texthetitan

I don't seem to have the new text tones. Anyone else having this issue?

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nicvargus

It's okay, they totally suck anyway.

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Roberto Baldwin

I was hoping it just a beta issue, but it looks like the new text tones are for iPhone 4 only.

 

LAME!

 

-Robbie

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metalhaze

While 3G/3GS users may not get the new sounds, can we at least assign the existing sounds to contacts like we can with the ringtones?

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