Category Archives: iPhone
Disabling location services won’t stop your iPhone from tracking your location – TNW Apple. This shouldn’t be the case. Apple is crossing the line here on what is acceptable.
Users report FaceTime glitch causes random photos to appear in calls – TNW Apple. Kind of concerning isn’t it? Not feeling in control of your device isn’t the warm experience you expected.
Beautiful graphic. This came from the Visual Loop website I mentioned earlier.
How to improve battery life in iOS 4.3, Ping bug Your Daily Apple News. This is a well constructed site. Simple solution to this problem. It seems with the last few updates with iOS that decreased battery life was a problem. Traditionally resetting up the email account seemed to solve these issues.
This is an Apple Discussion suggestion from tasa:
I am now showing some slight improvement since doing the following:
1) Shut down all apps running in tne background, completely emptying the task bar. I remembered when multitasking was an issue on the iphone(don’t remember which upgrade that was).
2) Made sure that absolutely everything that could be a drain, location services, alerts and notifications, etc., were off. When I went back to check after my first posting I found some things had been turned back on when I installed 4.3, and “ask to join networks” was on, which I always leave turned off as I have long been aware that this was a drain.
3) Did a complete restart twice.
4) Recharged overnight.
Today I have been working unplugged for 3 hours with only wi-fi turned on, almost constantly surfing and also did some app updating. Power is now at 75%, which is just about right, right?
I am also wondering how much DST might have played into all this?? Maybe not the best time for major system upgrades?
I will keep testing and report anything else I learn.
Some other suggestions:
- This Apple Discussions post suggests that updating your router/WAP might fix security settings like WPA2 that might be in use.
- Turning off push notification seems to help as well.
- Format device and re-add applications. In the past the iOS was sensitive to certain applications that slowed performance and caused glitches.
- Create a new user account on your computer and sync to new account. Test to see if any difference.
- Reinstall iTunes and resync.
- At MacRumors forum here try this: (thanks greenbreadmmm)
- Turn off Ping and itunes
- Turn off home sharing
- make sure even if mail fetch is off that in the advanced settings it is still set to manual.
- Reset network settings
- Log out of the apple store on your iphone.
- iPhoneShine here suggests you do this:
- Go into Settings/Mail,Contacts,Calendar, tap on the Exchange account name and turn off the 3 switches.\
- Back out of settings, then open Mail, then Contacts, then Calendar to clear the connections.
- Reboot the phone (hold HOME and SLEEP until an Apple logo appears, ignoring “Slide to power off”)
- Go back into settings and turn the 3 switches back on.’