This was really bugging me because I don’t care for the Heart button Love/Dislike function in the latest versions of the Music app. Therefore, to bring back the star rating in iOS 10 Music app, you can do the following: Open the iOS Settings app from your Home Screen Find the settings for the Music and open it. About the fourth item down is the “Show Star Ratings” switch. Switch it on. When you enable the star ratings, you will find a new “Rate Song…” item when you tap on the song’s ellipsis button in the detail view of a playing song, with which you can rate the song with stars instead of Love/Disliking it. Based on information found at[…]

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As usual, I’m the second-to-last person to find out how to do this stuff.  I just happened to want to send multiple photos and couldn’t figure out how – but the forum post below shows that you do it from the other end – via the Camera Roll. Then it becomes clearer… Oh, and I edited the list of steps for iOS 5. Is it possible to email multiple pictures? – MacRumors Forums Go to your Camera roll. Select the roll you want. Tap Share icon (on iOS 5 – top right) Select multiple photos by tapping each one you want to send via e-mail (you should get a red check mark in each photo; the “Photos Selected” count in[…]

This sounds like it could really be a problem for developers who store anything but truly temporary data in the Caches or tmp directory… Cleaning… – Marco.org Every iOS app has its own “home” directory where it can store files. Every file and directory that an app puts there, except anything in a Caches or tmp directory, gets backed up when you sync your device to iTunes. Prior to iOS 5, the system never deleted the contents of Caches and tmp, so they were safe places for apps to put data that should always be available but could be redownloaded if the user did a complete restore or otherwise lost all data, and therefore shouldn’t be taking up space in[…]

Recently, I was having an issue I was having with subviews added to my UIButton objects that I was customizing. The buttons would behave fine if they were standard rounded rect buttons, but the moment I added a UIView and some UILabels to it, the taps stopped responding. But I was able to resolve it, thanks to the tip provided here: iPhone: Subviews in UIButtons block the touch, unless… The solution boils down to something very simple and it makes sense when you think about it, but at first it seems strange: All you need to do is set userInteractionEnabled and exclusiveTouch to NO on the items that you want to add as subviews to your UIButton (and don’t set those properties[…]

One of the more annoying things about iOS is its notification system. Modal alerts are so arcane, intrusive and annoying, I am actually shocked that they are still the standard method of notification in iOS as of version 4… Looks like there are some underground movements (requiring jailbreaking, of course) to change that. Here’s a little commentary by Sebastiaan de With (@cocoia) that I found interesting: Cocoia Blog » Getting Notified: There’s some discussion on Apple-centric and tech news websites about a video that’s doing the rounds with a new approach to notifications for iOS. While the system in the video is really nothing new (there’s been at least one alternative notification system in the App-Store-for-jailbroken-phones “Cydia” since 2010) it[…]

It was time to clean house a bit, so I wanted to remove all the currently installed applications in the iPhone Simulator. Turns out there’s a very simple way to do it… 1. With the iPhone Simulator running, click on the iOS Simulator application menu. 2. Click “Reset Contents and Settings…”. – A confirmation dialog will appear warning that “all installed applications, content, and settings will be moved to the trash.” 3. Click “Reset.” All the applications will be removed and you can proceed with a clean slate.