34 iOS 4.0 Features and Tips For the iPhone and iPod touch

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pina84

It's out - I just got it loaded on my phone - hopefully the bugs will be cured.

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The_Quintessent...

iOs 4 now supports portrait top orientation. Previously, only iPad supported it.

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Cody777

at first I was pissed that apple was kicking out the original iPhone because I bought a used iPhone 2g to replace my iPod touch in anticipation for ios 4. I thought " WTF no support for ios4 at all". It pissed me off big time. But then i just upgraded to the 8gig 3GS and now im less angry, still mad about my new data plan thow. Also miss the free tethering from my old iPhone being jailbroken

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escar

I have the iPhone 3G. Last week when the update became available, I updated my phone. First the backup took about 3 hours. Then the OS started to install and I got an error. I clicked a button and the installation continued. Then the screen with the USB cable and iTunes popped up and within 3 seconds went away. I was prompted to restore everything back to the phone. The iPhone rebooted and when I saw the home screen all of my apps were out of place. I started to open applications and all of my data was gone. I tried my backup and nothing. Very frustrating. Trying to figure out what was being backed up during those 3hrs.

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azukaonyenso

i want to know how to upgrade and So how do I send text pix http://www.loangist.com

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parlingtom

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kylerwalker

the controling the ipod when locked and picking a search engine and the popup ipod controls and more room

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preciousher

My iphone is 3GS. When i plug in my USB from iphone to computer. Itunes appears something infront of me. Its an update ISO 4 and i click ok. After that when i restore back , it took damn long as i expected. My iphone only shows "Apple symbol" and "Loading bar". Its like stuck or something. and my itunes shows "Restoring Iphone Software". Its like not moving. can anyone help me. Now i cant even contact anyone unless if i update the software. oh my.

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honorcpt

Are you connecting with a MAC or PC? IOS4 has a conflict with Windows XP and you will need to connect to a MAC to restore your phone like they do at the Apple stores.

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The_Quintessent...

It's Mac.

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brucear

I have the first ipod, can that be ios4 upgraded, if so, how ??

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edew

After installing iOS4, my cellular carrier here in Brazil (TIM) sent an update that incredible made the signal to increase! I finally can use my iPhone inside my home, the only place it didn`t work before. It`s a weak signal, but it`s working. Any idea of why this happened?

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Ourquieta

sorry. On a 3Gs iPhone.

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Ourquieta

ok. So how do I send text pix? I can't find the mms link r button. Do i need to change the settings?

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paquafit

this is all well and good for iPhone users, but I'm not finding much about the update to iTouch -- do I need to buy a new Touch? I thought I did good with 3G

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bondr006

I updated my iPt 3g and got everything but the phone and camera specific features. It's what I've been waiting for. I can take advantage of all the below and more....What the hell is there to complain about????

* Multi-Tasking
* Folders
* Homescreen Wallpapers support
* Enchanced Email
* Threaded email messages are now possible and email attachments can now be opened
* SSL VPN support
* Social gaming features
* iBooks
* iAd: Don’t fear this advertising model from Apple. This is how you can get free games and applications from the iTunes Market. iAd is how freeware developers will get to earn money for their hard work and effort without you paying them a single cent. Steve Jobs promised iAd advertisements to be non-intrusive.
* Bluetooth keyboard support
* Gifting feature

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arithehun1

2g iPod Touches don't get Bluetooth keyboards, home-screen wallpaper, or multitasking. 1g Touches have to stick with 3.1.3

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dai.hop

What the fuck is an iTouch?

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kychaiy@gmail.com

ipod touch genius

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ggarthe

iPod touch...not iTouch. There is no such thing as an iTouch. I hate it when people call it that.

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SBChristine81

Thank you so much for the "cliff's notes" version....soooooooooooooooo helpful!!!!!!!!!

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mob1278

Dude just upgrade your phone and be done with it.

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kychaiy@gmail.com

i just updated my Iphone 3GS and for some reason game center is missing. Is anyone else having this problem? My friend had the beta release candidate on a 3GS and it had it.

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fnh

Just to clarifiy, does the 3G have the option to change the background, and is iBooks avaible for the 3G?

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edew

For iPhone 3G it`s only possible to change the background on the lock screen, not on the Home Screen. As for the iBook, you can download it from Apple Store. I found it a bit slow, but it`s worth trying it out.

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r_hazzard89

I'm a long time apple fanatic, and I love anything apple. But today I am pissed off at apple!! after waiting all morning for the iPhone 4.0 to be available I was very disappointed that my iPhone 3G was given the cold shoulder on many of the features!! WTF apple! I am curious to how many of the 100 new features are available with the 3G. It might sound silly but I was really looking forward to being able to change the home screen background...........to my great disappointment i can't. There is know way something so simple could be explained with a lack of hardware. Come on....really? And where is the iBooks app on my 3G? another feature lost. I was upset enough about multitasking but at least I was warned by apple. I would of really appreciated a chart on the apple site clearly showing me what features where going to be working on 3G and what ones would NOT be working.........as if we all have money exploding out of our pockets to be buying apples latest and greatest every few months! Is this all so I will go buy a iPhone 4? also, I don't think 3GS owners should be so ignorant to think that they are not next in the apple screw-over! You just wait till next year another iPhone will be out with another software update and the 3GS will be kicked to the side just like the 3G was this time around!

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steverkruse

Apple was totally upfront about what would work and not work on older iphone/itouch. Were you not listening? If Apple had to continually support the older hardware they could NEVER move forward as a company. They could never give us these awesome apps or products for that matter. Yes is sucks to know you're beloved iPhone/Macbook Pro/ etc is no longer leading edge. But that's the price of technology.

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arithehun1

Just download redsn0w, and navigate to the ISPW that you downloaded when updating (do a search), and select enable multitasking and home screen wallpaper, and you don't have to get Cydia. It doesn't run ideally on older models, but it's better than not, or using Pro Switcher and Winterboard. Calm down.

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r_hazzard89

Sorry team. Really I just needed a place to vent my frustration with the lack of new features on 3G's. Everyone made good points. I understand that my phone is a couple of years old (making it a dinosaur in the tech world) but I've actually only had an iPhone since december. I got a 3G instead of a 3GS because I'm a poor college student and money is always a question mark in my life...I'm sure they're many out there who can relate. I guess i should be glad that I got a bunch of free features that I didn't have before. Thanks for putting me in my place! Anyway I'm sure in the future I'll find a way to have the iPhone 4 and hopefully and iPad as well!

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jackzig

You people kill me. A two year old phone is like a 5 year old computer. Apple is in business selling phones and iPods/iPads not giving away free upgrades. If you want all the new features, buy a new phone, if you can't afford it, want until you can. Do you really expect Apple to grandfather your 2 year old phone forever? Did I say the upgrade was free. Yes I did. Are you still "very angry"? If so buy some other manufacturers phone.

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aliasrae7@gmail.com

The only features you don't get are multi-tasking and changing your home screen backgrounds. You have to download the iBooks app.

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DS9SISKO

As noted before, the news about which devices would be supported has been out ever eince Steve Jobs iOS 4 keynote. It's not Apple's fault you haven't kept up with such widespread and readily available information, including at Apple.com.

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soapko

Apple detailed the features that would not be available for the 3G when they announced iPhone OS 4.0. I have a 3G, so I was disappointed too. But here's the deal: the OS upgrade is FREE. Can we really expect that a 2 year old phone will continue to be fully supported with FREE upgrades? Sooner or later, progress comes at a cost.

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Loup407

This will be a big help in sorting out how to get the most out of iOS4.

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