Best Of 2012: iOS

From now until the end of the month, we're highlighting the 10 most popular stories on Lifehacker Australia across a range of categories. To kick things off, today we're counting off the most popular new stories about iOS over 2012, running the gamut from OS updates to hardware prices.

Silence Your iPhone With Do Not Disturb And iOS 6′s New Phone Features

iOS 6 brings a few handy new features to help you manage your notifications. For anyone who has received a text message in the middle of the night or accidentally received a dumb phone call during a meeting, the new Do Not Disturb feature is a lifesaver. Here's how to manage it right.

How To Manage Tickets And Vouchers With Passbook In iOS 6

Passbook is a brand new app in iOS 6 designed to manage movie tickets, vouchers and loyalty cards. Its usefulness in Australia will be limited at first, but the fact that it's available here at all should mean that we'll starting seeing local businesses making the most of it. Here's how to get it working for you.

The US iPhone 5 Price Isn't Massively Cheaper Than Australia (And Other Importing Mistakes)

This is one of those things that seems to crop up with every iPhone launch, but just to be exceptionally clear; the US price for the iPhone 5 isn't magically "cheaper" than the Australian price. It's also not a very clever idea to import one from the States.

Top 10 Secret Features Of iOS 6

Apple released iOS 6 this week, bringing a handful of new features to iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. While they defined many of the flagship features, several were left unsaid. These are our 10 favourite secret features in iOS 6.

This Is The Virgin Mobile iPhone 5 Pricing

The first of the subsidiary carriers, Virgin Mobile now has its iPhone 5 pricing up, just like Optus, Vodafone and Telstra. Check it out here.

The Best Jailbreak Apps For iOS 5

It took a good while before iOS 5 received its first jailbreak, but now that you've jailbroken your compatible iDevice you need to know all the great apps and hacks it can handle. Here's a look at some of our favourites available in Cydia for iOS 5.

How To Get Apple To Replace A Defective Out-Of-Warranty iPhone In Australia

With the two year anniversary of the release of the iPhone 4 in Australia just past, many folks who bought their iPhone 4 after that period would now be approaching the end of their contracts. The iPhone 4 has been known to experience some common defects later in its life (does anyone have a flaky home button?), so here is a guide for how to get Apple to honour the Trade Practices Act of 1974, and provide you with free warranty service: that is, a replacement for your defective iPhone.

Upgrade To iOS 6 Right Now

Although iOS 6 won't see an official release until September 19, you can install the final version right now. Anonymous public postings of the software update files has made it possible for even non-developers to get the next version of Apple's mobile operating system. Here's how.

Planhacker: Australian iPhone 5 Contract Plans

The iPhone 5 goes on sale this Friday, and for many people buying on contract to avoid pay $800+ up front will be the most popular choice. But which carrier and which contract should you choose? Our Planhacker table lists every iPhone 5 offer in Australia so you can decide for yourself.

Planhacker: iPad SIM Plans March 2012

As we prepare for the expected launch of the iPad 3 this week, it seems appropriate to revisit the available SIM plan deals for iPad owners. Whatever combination of download allowance, network coverage and expiry period you want, Planhacker has it covered.


    "Upgrade To iOS 6 Right Now" seems a little out of date for a end of year round up article?

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