iOS 5

Complete review of Apple's iOS 5 software update for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 5 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

iOS 5, code-named Telluride, was introduced by Apple during the WWDC 2011 keynote on June 6 and shipped on October 21. Tentpole features included Notification Center, Newsstand, Reminders, iMessage, Siri, integration with iCloud, and more. iOS 5.1, code-named Hoodoo, was released on March 7, 2012. The last version, iOS 5.1.1 was released on May 7, 2012.

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iOS 9 said to pack support for Force Touch on the iPhone 6s

Apple is said to have built in support for Force Touch interactions into iOS 9, ahead of the reported introduction later this year of the iPhone 6s.

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Stability and security said to be the primary focuses for iOS 9 and OS X 10.11

Apple has apparently focused more on stability and security with iOS 9 and OS X 10.11, opting to include fewer tentpole features for users.

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Apple once again said to be adding transit directions to Maps in iOS 9

Apple is said to be including transit directions for buses and train in the Maps application in iOS 9. This would mark the return of native transit directions to iOS since they were removed along with Google Maps in 2012.

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iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 may take a typography lesson from the Apple Watch

Apple may elect to use San Francisco, the typeface built for the Apple Watch, as the system font for both iOS 9 and OS X 10.11.

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I'd love it if iOS 9 brought 'complications' to the iPhone lock screen

Complications are what I miss most when not wearing my Apple Watch, especially when I'm looking at my iPhone lock screen.

I've been thinking about this for a while, but I became acutely aware of it this weekend when I took my Apple Watch off for a couple of hours to see what, if anything, I'd miss. I expected primarily to be annoyed by the iPhone's notifications, having to reach for my phone at every buzz and beep like it was 2014 again. But after repeatedly glancing at my wrist and seeing nothing but wrist, I realized how much I'd come to depend on the highly accessible, hyper-dense information provided by the Apple Watch's clock face complications.

"Complications" refer to any feature on a watch beyond showing the time in hours and minutes. With the Apple Watch, however, they've come to mean something more. That's the advantage of taking wearables from analog and digital to computational. Almost subconsciously, I'd gotten used to subtly turning my arm and remaining almost passively, constantly aware of the weather, my activity progress, my calendar, and more. Then, when I did reach for my iPhone 6 Plus to check a notification, the lack of similar information on my lock screen was notable. That's why I'm hoping Apple considers adding complications to the lock screen in iOS 9.

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Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here's the fix!

Having problems getting Google Calendars to show up in the Calendars app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac?

If you accepted an invitation from someone to share a Google calendar but aren't seeing it on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac; it could be due to your Google Sync settings. Google turns sync off by default for new calendars, particularly shared ones. It's frustrating, and it's why you can't immediately see them on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac even when you can see them online. Luckily it's also simple to fix — once you know how!

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iCloud Photo Library: Out of storage messages and how to fix it!

Setting up iCloud Photo Library on a Mac or PC for the first time can result in out of storage messages on iPhone and iPad.

iCloud Photo Library can help you save tremendous amounts of storage across iPhones, iPads, and Macs. For most of us, we have thousands of photos stored on our computers. When we first sync these to iCloud Photo Library, they'll also come down to all our iPhones and iPads. Depending on how you have iCloud Photo Library set up on your iPhone or iPad, you may start receiving out of storage messages. This is exactly the issue an iMore reader is having:

"I enabled iCloud Photo Library on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Within a few hours, I received out of storage messages on my iPhone and iPad. I thought my photos were streamed, not stored. How do I fix this issue?"

I experienced the same issue as well when I initially enabled iCloud Photo Library. Luckily, there's a super simple way to fix it!

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How to open links in the background with Safari for iPhone and iPad

Opening Safari links in the background lets you open links without losing your place.

You're reading a lengthy article on Safari for iPhone or iPad and you've found a link that you want to check out later. If you tap it, you'll load it and navigate away from the current page, even if you aren't finished reading. To get around this, you can open a new tab by pressing and holding on the link. You can even set this as a default behavior in Safari's preferences to make it easy for next time. Here's how!

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Apple releases new beta of iOS 8.4 to developers and AppleSeed testers

Apple has released a new beta of iOS 8.4. This is the third beta version for developers, and the second for AppleSeed testers.

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How to stop the Music app from auto-playing in your car

Tired of your iPhone's Music app automatically playing when you connect via Bluetooth or USB?

You aren't alone. This happens in many cars of many makes and models. The minute your iPhone is connected, the Music app takes over and decides to play whatever song is first up in your library, or whatever track you listened to last. But what if you don't like this behavior? That's exactly what iMore reader Rob is wondering:

As soon as my iPhone 6 connects to the Bluetooth in my car, music starts playing even though my Music app is not open. I'd like it not to. Could you help please?

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