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Install Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.0 to 6.1 For All iPhones, iPods and iPads [Step by Step Guide]

So, finally the most awaited jailbreak has arrived, the users have been waiting for a very long period of time and now the jailbreak app store will be filled up with their loyal customers once again. The group named evad3rs have been working on this jailbreak tool named evasi0n. They have been deflecting the status of this jailbreak on their website in terms of percentage and now they have released this jailbreak of iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1 for all the iPhones, iPads and iPods (so no constraints for post A4 devices). The link to download this tool has been mentioned at the end of the post.
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Is it similar to the tools which have been used initially to jailbreak your iPhone, download this tool and then take a look at the read me file. Now, double the evasi0n named file and then plugin your iPhone to your computer. The tool will identify the iPhone and the iOS installed on it, once it does that press the jailbreak button.

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The tool will stop at this screen for considerable amount of time, don’t think that the tool is not responding. Now throughout the process your don’t have to do anything, just sit back it will keep on climbing on to the next step on its own. In between after injecting Jailbreak Stage 2 data it will ask you to find the jailbreak named icon on your screen and then tap it. That’s the only thing you will have to do in the whole jailbreak process.

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Once the tool reaches the screen as mentioned above, your iPhone will restart many times and the logon screen will be different displaying the log of evasi0n. Wait for the final boot where it will display the icon of the Cydia application on your iPhone screen.

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That’s it!! your iDevice has been jailbreak and now you can configure your Cydia with all the repositories and let me remind you that now you will not be able to see Installous under the jailbreak applications. The best part is that though it says in the README file that you should remove the passcode before proceeding on with this jailbreak but even if you have not removed the passcode then whenever your iPhone gets locked, it will start blinking the message on the tool to unlock it, so that the tool can proceed further.

Click here to download the jailbreak tool [evasi0n]

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New Google Maps for iOS 6 Review – Turn by Turn Voice Directions, Traffic and Public Transport Explained

Google Map has been missed by many of the users since the iOS6 has been released with iPhone 5. Apple Maps was supposed to take the place of Google Maps on our iPhones but it stood nowhere near to it. So, after a long wait we can see Google Maps on our iPhone that too without Jailbreaking it. Let us go through all of its features and see what all new things can be done.

Search and Save a Location in New Google Maps For iOS 6

You can search any location as you do it on desktop version of Google Maps, by just typing the name of it in the ‘search’ text field and once a place has been located you can navigate to the place by using the turn by turn voice guided navigation in new iOS google maps app.

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To save the location tap on the result and then you will have some options through which you can save and share the location.

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Getting Directions

You can get the directions is 2 ways: first you can search the location as mentioned above and then tap the name of the location at the bottom of the screen to get the further options. Among those options you can get the directions for that location. The other option can be to tap on the highlighted area on the screen and then provide the name of the location. In both the ways you will be able to get the directions in all the formats as available in the desktop version of Google Maps (as a pedestrian, using public transit, using your own vehicle).
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You can enter any other location or by default it will take your current location to provide you the location.

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Google Maps Navigation Modes [iOS]

Unlike the previous Google Maps and Desktop version you will not be able to view the hybrid mode of the maps i.e. Satellite view and Normal view at a time. Apart from that you will have few new options like watching out the traffic and the routes of Public Transit.

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The traffic intensity will be highlighted by red, orange and green lines drawn along the roads where red indicating the highest, orange indicating not too high and green indicating Good to go.
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Public transit feature indicates the routes of your Subway trains and Metro train and Google Earth option will take you that application, if you have it on your iPhone or to App Store.

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Satellite view is good, as it is already hybrid with the road information but the font used to denote the data in the maps is difficult as it will merge in the colored background.

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Enter Your Work and Home Address in Google Maps

You can save the information of address related to your profile like Home and Work address. These addresses will be saved as your favorites and so you can just say home or work to navigate to these places from anywhere using the voice guided navigation.

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Conclusion

This application is a life saver now though it has some UI lag and you cannot expect it to be as fluid as it was working with previous version of iOS but this can be ignored when you are getting accurate information about the locations and routes. New features are working just fine and unlike Apple Maps, Google Maps gives preference to all the other countries also (not only US).

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Safari iOS 6 Guide – Private Browsing, Cookies, Reading List Sync & Landscape Mode Explained

Safari browser has been upgraded with few features which really help the users to browse consistently without any problem. Now all the of the new features are already available in Chrome and Chrome Desktop version is more famous than Apple Safari, then why should a user go Safari at all. Reason being, if you are using iOS 6 then I am sure you must have not jailbreak your iPhone (as untethered jailbreak is not available yet) so it is your default browser and if you are getting all these features in your default browser then why don’t you get habituated to it.

Secondly, the ‘READER’ view, which is really good and makes it really comfortable for the readers to read an article and unluckily this feature, is not available on Google Chrome iOS application. So here on in this post, I will take up 3 new features recently introduced in Safari; Private Browsing (known as Incognito mode in Google Chrome), Reading list syncing and Landscape Mode.

Private Browsing

To initiate this feature you will have to go the Settings and then activate this option. All the browsing and surfing done during this session will not be saved.

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But as soon as you switch ON or OFF that browsing session you will have the option to close all the already opened tabs or close them before changing the status of the Private Mode.

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Once the session turns ON, the color of the browser will change from normally BLUE to BLACK.

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Reading List Syncing

If you are using Safari on any other system, then the webpages and links saved on your Apple ID account and whenever you till access the safari from anywhere.

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This is pretty similar to the Google Chrome Google Account sign-in, where all the bookmarks and other stuff related to the browser are saved on cloud and available whenever you sign-in to Chrome from your Google Account on any other system.

Landscape Mode

This is a new type of view which can help you to read the articles in a better way by removing the border lines of the application. It is like watching a movie on the Full Screen mode.

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As soon as you take tap at the bottom of the screen, the bar will again come back and then you can turn OFF that mode.

Conclusion

I have used all these features and I would recommend that once you start using them you will be as comfortable on Safari as you were on Chrome. Private Mode is for private and Reading List can be edited from any system on which you are using Safari with the same Apple ID.

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iPhone Do Not Disturb Block Calls From All and Allow Selected Contacts To Call You

Do Not Disturb is a new feature introduced in iOS 6 and it is a very good feature to allow few number of people to disturb you when you are asleep or doing anything important. I can say that this feature is like putting your phone on custom silence. There is much functionality associated with this feature and in this post we will explain every one of them.

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You can alter the settings of this feature under the notification tab under Settings. The first feature to be explained is ‘Scheduled’.

Scheduled

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This feature will schedule this ‘Do Not Disturb’ feature for a scheduled period of time, if it is not enabled then DND feature will not be disabled unless you manually turn it OFF. Once it is enabled as mentioned in the screenshot below, you will have to select the start time and the end time of the scheduled time span for DND.

Allow Call From

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Now this feature gives you the privilege to receive the calls from a certain category of users. Broadly they have been classified among three options mentioned below in the screenshot and other options can be the group of contacts on your iPhone.

Repeated Calls

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This feature should be used wisely, if you feel that you might receive any urgent call then you can switch this field ON as an important call may be made more than once under a short span of time. This feature will reject the call for the first time but if the user calls again within 3 minutes then it will not be rejected and you will be able to take that call.

Conclusion

Once you enable Do Not Disturb, it will only work when you lock the phone else the phone will work normally. This feature will reject all the calls once it is enabled and your iPhone will not blink on the notification of any application.

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[How To] Reply with SMS or iMessage On Call Reject on iPhone with iOS 6

After you update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS  i.e. 6 or you go ahead and buy Apple iPhone 5 which comes with Apple iOS 6. You are in for a treat of new features and going by numbers, Apple has introduced about 200 new features in this new version of iOS6. Today we are going to discuss about one such feature which is replying with a message and setting a reminder while denying a call.

Earlier when a phone call came on your iPhone you had two choices Answer or Decline. But now apart from these you will get two more options such as Reply With Message and Remind me Later when you will slide upwards from the screen. And in this post i am going to to tell you about how to use these options so that you will never have to remember who called you and who do you have to call.

Send a Message or Set a Reminder While Declining a Call on iOS6

Here’s how you can do it

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When you receive a call and if you don’t want to answer it and you also want some more options while declining the call such as Reply with Message or Remind me Later as shown in the screenshot. Image Credit Apple.

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This is the symbol which will be present to the right of the unlock slider. So when your iPhone is locked and you receive a call from someone which you don’t want to answer and you need the two new options provided by iOS 6 i.e. with Message or Remind me Later then slide this symbol upwards with the help of your finger to reveal them.

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In case you select the Reply with Message option then you will get three preset replies as well as one custom reply. The default preset replies are I’ LL CALL YOU LATER, I’M ON MY WAY and WHAT’S UP?. If you tap on any of these options then a automatic text message will be sent which says, “I can’t talk right now…” followed by the message that you chose. In case you want to send something other than the default presets then you can tap on the CUSTOM option which will open a blank message addressed to the caller which you can type and send. Image Credit Apple.

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In case you don’t want to Reply with Message rather you want yourself to be reminded for the same. Then tapping on the Remind me Later option will provide you with following four default options In 1 hour, When I leave, When I get home, When I get to work and When I get to work. What all options are showinfg depend on your current location. For example, if you are at work, the WHEN I GOT TO WORK option will not be displayed. When you tap on any of these options it will automatically create a reminder in the Reminder App. Image Credit Apple.

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This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it. Image Credit Apple.

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After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.

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Inside Settings you will find a lot of options now with the help of your finger slide up and then you will see Phone option which is highlighted in Red color in the above screenshot.

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After you tap on the Phone option the above screenshot will open. You can select the Reply with Message option highlighted in red in order to define your custom message that you want to send to the caller while you are not able to attend to the call.

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After you tap on the Reply with Message you can add up to three custom messages of your own which will show up in the list of messages when you tap on the Reply with Messages button.

Conclusion

This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who would like to explore more about reply with message and remind me later option on iPhone while declining a call. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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[How to] Make iPhone Usable By an Autism, Low Vision or Blind Users on iOS 6

We all have given our iPhone handset to a child as he would have asked for it because they have to play a game or see some pictures or take a photo from your phone. But once they press the button at point of time they comeback to the home screen and now they can navigate to anything from your Messages, Emails, Contacts or some application and can access your private data that you never intended anyone to see especially a child.

Well you don’t have to worry about that anymore with your iPhone anymore as the new version of your iOS comes with a feature known as Guided Access which will allow you to grant the access of a specific application to someone without the navigation option out of the app using the home button.

Steps to Use Guided Access on your iOS 6

Here’s how you can do it

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This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it.

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After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings and also has a red outline in the above screen.

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Inside Settings you will find an option which says General with a red outline at the bottom of the screen. Just tap on that.

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Inside General there is an option Accessibility with a red outline at the bottom of the screen. Just tap on that.

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Inside Accessibility there is an option of Guided Access with a red outline at the bottom of the screen. Just tap on that.

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Inside Guided Access there is a Guided Access toggle to turn it ON with a red outline at the top of the screen. Just slide it to turn it ON. After you turn Guided Access ON and you have to put an application into Guided Access Mode just press the Home button thrice simultaneously when you are inside the application.

So here i considered the example of a game that i was playing. In order to put  it into Guided Access mode you can triple click on the home button and the below screen will open.

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The above screen opens up which has two buttons on the top Cancel on the top left hand corner and Start at the top right hand corner. So if you want to start the Guided Access on this app you should press Start on the top right hand corner and if you pressed the buttons by mistake you can always cancel it using the Cancel button on the top left hand corner.

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The above screen opens up when you will press on the Options button on the bottom left hand corner in the previous screen. You can also control the touch as well as the Motion using toggles together or individually.

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After you have set all the options that you want and you press Start button present on the top right hand corner the above screen opens up which will allow you to set a password in case someone uses the Home button to come out of the App in the Guided access.

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The above notification comes after you have entered the password and pressed on Go.

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You can also pause the services in between using the Home button. When you press it thrice simultaneously the above screen will open which has two buttons on the top two corners End and Resume. The End button will end the Guided access and Resume button will resume the Access from the point where we paused it.

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The Guided Access feature also allows you to disable a part of the screen which you think is of no use to the user. The disabled part appears to have diagonal lines in it.

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When you need to finish the Guided access just press the Home button thrice and enter the password that you entered the first time while you got access to the Guided access option for an Application.

Conclusion

This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who have to frequently give their phones to their kids iOS 6. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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[How To] Install, Get Back Youtube App on iOS 6 on iPhone

After you update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS i.e. 6 or you go ahead and buy Apple iPhone 5 which comes with Apple iOS 6. You are in for a treat of new features and going by numbers, Apple has introduced about 200 new features in this new version of iOS6. But a very big disadvantage of updating to iOS 6 is that it doesn’t come with a built in YouTube app as in previous versions of the iOS.

But no need to worry for all those who like watching videos like me and have not been able to do so in iOS6 as in this post i will tell you about the steps to download the YouTube app in iOS6.

Steps to Download YouTube app back on iOS 6

Here’s how you can do it

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This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it

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After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the blue colored icon which has an ‘A’ in a circle and also it has a red outline in the above screen and says App Store.

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When the App Store app opens up it will look like this and you will have five options at the bottom i.e. Featured, Top Charts, Genius, Search and Updates. You will have to select the Search option which is outlined in Red and in the search box present at the top enter YouTube. And you will get a YouTube app with an Install button. Just tap on the Install button to install the app.

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The app will start installing after you will tap on the Install button.

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The above screenshot shows the app and the status of installation in the blue bar.

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After being installed you can open this app. It has a new interface compared to what it has in iOS 5. The main page slides to the right just like Facebook to show you all the menu options. The first option is Sign In which will allow you to Sign In to the App. The various categories present in the app are Popular, Films and Animations, Autos and Vehicles, Music, Pets and Animals, Sports and then you can slide up with the help of your finger to reveal more options.

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After you slide up in the previous page the various other categories that get unveiled are Travel and Events, Gaming, People and Blogs, Comedy, Entertainment, News and Politics, Howto and Style, Education and Science and Technology.

Conclusion

This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who like watching videos on YouTube and were searching for this app in iOS 6. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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[Tip] Store iPhone Contacts On Google Servers With Calendar Synced Up

For many of us including me Google Mail or Gmail has been the only Email client that they are using due to the impeccable service they offer and various other add-ons available with the Gmail like our Contacts and Calendar events. We can access them easily on our computer or laptop.

But in case we have to access them on our iPhone then we may not be able to do that until now. But you will be very excited to hear that today i have got a solution to your problems of not being able to access the Gmail contacts and Calendar on your iPhone. In iPhone we normally configure our Email in our Email app provided by Apple which allows us to configure the Gmail as a Gmail Account due to which we are not able to sync our Contacts and Calendars with iPhone.

But today i will tell you how to configure your Gmail Account as a Microsoft Exchange Account so that you are able to sync your Google Contacts, Calendars and mail in iPhone.

Sync Google Contacts, Calendars and Mail on iOS 6

Here’s how you can do it

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This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it.

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After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.

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Inside Settings you will find a lot of options now with the help of your finger slide up and then you will see the Mail,Contacts, Calendars option.

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Select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option highlighted in a Red Border by tapping on it.

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Inside Mail, Contacts, Calendars options you will see an option which says Add Account as highlighted in red in the above screenshot. Please select this option by tapping on it.

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Now here is where it get tricky, don’t select Gmail instead select Microsoft Exchange as highlighted in red by tapping on it.

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After you select Microsoft Exchange above screen will open for you which will have three fields i.e. Email, Password and Description.

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Now you need to enter your Full Email Address in the Email field, Password in the Password field and in the Description field you can anything according to your convenience as it will be used as a name for your Gmail Account so that you can recognize it if you have one or more Microsoft Exchange Accounts configured in your iPhone.

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After Entering all the three fields you can press Next button on the top right hand side corner and it will start verifying all the credentials.

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After the above credentials get verified the above screen will open in which you will again have to enter some fields so that you can setup your Gmail account as Microsoft Exchange.

  • In Email Field enter your full Gmail address
  • In Server field enter m.google.com
  • Leave Domain field blank

Now with the help of your finger slide up and you will see some more fields.

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  • In Username field enter your full Gmail address
  • In Password field enter the password for the Gmail account
  • In Description field you can anything according to your convenience as it will be used as a name for your Gmail Account so that you can recognize it if you have one or more Microsoft Exchange Accounts configured in your iPhone

After entering all the fields press Next button on the top right hand corner of the screen.

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After you credentials get verified the above screen will come up and you can use to toggles to sync according to your choice.

Conclusion

This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users who would like to sync their Gmail Contacts and Calendars on iPhone. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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[Tip] How to Stop Advertisement Tracking what you do in iOS 6 on iPad, iPhone

When we are browsing on our iPhone and some ads come along and we click on them just to check them out and it gets recorded. Advertisers are tracking your every move. Apple’s advertising arm iAd, uses the data from your iPhone to create a personal and targeted ad campaign based on all your recent choices that you made on the web or Google.

This type of tracking done by apple is not new infact Apple device always carry a unique UDID(unique device identifiers) number using which the consumer is given a certain type of ads based on his/her choices. But after a lot of question raised by a lot of people all around the world, Apple came out with a resolution which seems to be fair and allows you to turn off this tacking.

Turn off Apple Ads Tracking on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Here’s how you can do it.

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This is main screen of your iPhone. You can now unlock your phone by sliding across it.

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After you will unlock your iPhone this is how your iPhone’s screen will look like. Now tap on the grey colored icon which says Settings on the bottom of your screen.

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Inside Settings you will find General now tap on that it will be probably on the bottom of your screen when you will open the Settings App.

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In General select the First option which says About.

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Inside About select the Advertising Option at the bottom of your screen.

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Inside Advertising option there is a Limit Ad Tracking option turn it off in order to turn off your Ad tracking.

Conclusion

This is a very simple tip, but can be very useful for many users. If you have a related tip to share or something else about any other thing or in case the above procedure does not work for you then please let us know through our comments section at the end of the page, also let us know if this tip is helpful for you.

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Install Google Maps App on iOS6 Without Jailbreak [Maps+ An Alternative]

Well Apple maps are really a big pain and I honestly want to get rid of them as soon as possible and this is one of the most important reason due to which iOS6 users are desperately waiting for the jailbreak. But with a new application on App Store you will not have to deal with Apple Maps anymore. You can this app as ‘Maps+’.

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With the help of this application you can access Google Maps, with more functionality. We have described every one of them in the description mentioned below.

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As soon as you open this application you will Google Map interface and there is you can see a button at the bottom of the screen highlighted at one of the corners. On tapping this button, you will see a list of features, which we enable you to take advantage of all the features possible on Google Maps and even more than that.

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Alarm

You will add a pin on the map and as soon as you reach that point it will start buzzing the alarm, to remind you about the location if you are busy in reading a novel while travelling through train.

Locate

This will switch ON the location services and thus will help you to locate your current on Google Maps.

Pin

This is a normal feature to create your own markings on the Map

Route

This will help you to find Driving Route, Public Transit route and Walking route to a certain location, as it used to be on Google Maps. It also provides the Bicycle route but then they are restricted to some countries. You can get to see the list of those countries in the description of the application available on App Store.

Search

This will help you to search the locations on Google Map, a very common feature.

Settings

This is an important feature which will help you to change the interface of the Map. You can switch to Satellite, Standard, terrain or Hybrid mode. Change the units of the distance and restrict the usage of alarm under a certain battery level.
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Track

This feature is pretty similar to the running apps, where in you will be able to track the distance travelled by you under a specified period of time.

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This will help you to locate the tweets sent from near to your location.

Conclusion

This application lots of features and helps the users to access Google Maps on their iOS6, which is a lot to give for free. As for now this application is a life saver and I will recommend all the users to go for this application.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link

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