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Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 6 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

Everything you need to know about Apple's iOS 6 software for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

iOS 6, code-named Sundance, was introduced by Apple during the WWDC 2012 keynote on June 11 and was released on September 19, 2012. It was notable for its support of 16:9 displays for the then-new iPhone 5, for a new, Google-free version of the Maps app, Passbook, Facebook integration, Siri enhancements, and more. iOS 6.1, code-named Brighton, shipped on January 28, 2013. The latest release for most devices was iOS 6.1.3 on March 19, 2013. iOS 6.1.4 shipped for iPhone 5 only on May 2, 2013, and iOS 6.1.5 shipped for iPod touch 4 only on November 11, 2013.

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How to view friendships with Facebook for iPhone and iPad

Facebook has a neat feature called Friendships that lets you see all the interactions you have with a specific person. While it may be obvious how to access it on the desktop, Facebook for iOS doesn't make it quite as easy. The option is certainly there though. Here's how to access it:

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How to use private browsing in iOS 7 Safari

By default, Safari saves any webpage you visit to you browser history, and makes them available to all your other Apple devices via iCloud Tabs. If for any reason you don't want certain sites you visit to get saved to history or made available to iCloud Tabs - we don't judge! - you can quickly and easily enter Private Browsing mode. Switching to Private Browsing mode will also prevent websites from tracking you with cookies, and autofill from saving or completing any of your personal data. What's more, iOS 7 makes it easier to access than ever before.

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How to set up and use Reading Lists in iOS 7 Safari

If you like to read news and other types of media on your iPhone or iPad, the Reading Lists feature lets you quickly save articles for later that you don't have time to read right now. When you have time, you can pull up Safari's Reading List from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and start reading right where you left off. Here's how:

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How to use the Shared Links in iOS 7 Safari

Shared Links are new to iOS 7. With them, you can see a list of all the links shared by everyone you follow on Twitter, all in one convenient place inside Safari. Think of it as a Reading List populated by people you find interesting. It's a great place to go if you have time and are looking for something serendipitous to read, but you have to know where to look if you want to find it.

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How to clear stored website data in iOS 7 Safari

Safari for iPhone and iPad stores data about websites for a few reasons, and most boil down to convenience and faster loading times. Unfortunately, this website data can take up quite a lot of storage over time if you never clear it out. Here's how to access it and delete it:

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How to block cookies and stop websites from tracking you in iOS 7 Safari

Some people may not want Safari to track their online activity and hey, we aren't here to judge. Some of us also just value our privacy and want to keep as much information as possible out of the hands of large companies. Regardless of the reason, iOS 7 makes it easy to block cookies and stop Safari from tracking your online activity. Here's how:

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How to clear history and cookies from iOS 7 Safari

If you browse the web a lot on your iPhone or iPad, you can start accumulating a decent sized web history or lots of stored passwords that you may not want saved. Perhaps an iPad in your home is shared between more than one person and you don't want others having access to your accounts or your history. Luckily, you can easily clear it out in just a few seconds, here's how:

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How to find web pages, bookmarks, history, and 'on this page' with smart search in iOS 7 Safari

With iOS 7 Apple has brought the unified address and search bar to the Safari web browser. That means not only can you type in the names of your favorite web sites and get taken right to them, directly, but you can type in any terms you like and get back search results from Google, including top results, standard results, history and bookmark results, and even results from the text of the page you're currently on. Because some things have moved around, and it's more tightly packed then ever, it can take some getting used to. But, once you're familiar with it, the unified smart search field should prove faster and more efficient than ever.

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How to delete saved passwords from iCloud Keychain in iOS 7

One of the side-effects of an easy-to-use system like iCloud Keychain is that sometimes you accidentally end up saving a password you didn't intend to. That, or you simply stop using a certain site and no longer need its password saved, or some glitch comes up and it's not working properly, and you just want to start over. Regardless of the reason, iOS 7 makes it easy, if not immediately obvious...

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How to force websites to save passwords to iCloud Keychain in iOS 7

iCloud Keychain, which is part of iOS 7, lets you save passwords for sites you visit frequently so you don't have to enter them each time. Unfortunately, you may come across a lot of websites that prefer not to let iCloud Keychain store your passwords. If you really want to, you can override this setting in just a few taps. Here's how:

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