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Help: My iPhone won’t send Messages in iOS 7

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 | Business | No Comments

iOS 7My wife texted me yesterday asking for some info.  I sent it.  5 hours later, she came home asking why I ignore her text messages.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is aware there’s a bug regarding text messages in iOS 7 (particularly, with iMessages).

If you want to fix it now you can either restart your phone, or (MAKE SURE YOU KNOW YOUR WIFI PASSWORD, AS THIS RESETS THEM ALL):

  1. Turn off iMessaging (Settings -> Messages, then toggle “iMessage” off)
  2. Rest your network settings (Settings -> General – > Reset, then click on “Reset Network Settings”)
  3. Your iPhone will restart
  4. Turn iMessaging back on (Settings -> Messages, then toggle “iMessage” on)

Remember you just reset your network settings, so you will have to re-enter your WiFi passwords etc.

 

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iOS 7 Released

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 | Business | No Comments

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Help: Wi-Fi broke on iOS 6 install

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6I’m hearing reports that WiFi is breaking on iOS 6 updated phones.

The best thing you can do is:

  1. Forget WiFi Network: Settings->Wifi->(select your network)->Forget This Network
  2. Restart your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc)
  3. Log back on your Wi-Fi network

Some people are reporting this is due to a proxy being assigned to your WiFi (it works but you can’t browser in Safari).

Please let me know if this helps, and if not, what does!

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Help: iOS 6 Upgrade / Update Frozen!

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6Yesterday I was installing the iOS 6 firmware on my iPad and iPhone.  My iPhone 4 (which was installed via iTunes on USB) installed without a problem.

My iPad was another story.  I tried the OTA (over the air) update, and it froze with the Apple logo and the progress bar (empty).

I waited an hour with nothing changing.

Finally I reset it:

  1. Unplug the iPad
  2. Hold the Home and Power buttons for a few seconds (it’ll turn black when it resets of course)

It came back, finished the update, and was ready to use a few minutes later.

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iOS 6 Lost Contacts

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 | Business | 84 Comments

iOS 6I started seeing some people visiting my site asking about iOS 6 lost contacts issues.

You should check out our extensive post on lost contacts in iOS 5.  All the same approaches still apply in iOS 6 (if you let me know if it helped, I’ll mark iOS 6 next to entries that help iOS 6 users).

UPDATE: The TamTam Solution to iOS Lost Contacts

A comment by “TamTam” on this page has proven very helpful for a number of people, follow these steps:

  1. Connect iPhone to iTunes
  2. Go to iPhone Summary
  3. Switch from “Back up iCloud” to “Back up to Computer
  4. Go to info tab, at the bottom (in advanced settings) “Replace info on this iPhone
  5. Click on Contacts
  6. Sync!

Thanks TamTam!

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iOS 6 Released, How to Upgrade your iPhone/iPad/iPod

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

iOS 6Apple has just officially released iOS 6.  The download just started for me!

iOS 6 is compatible with the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPod Touch (4th gen)
  • iPod Touch (5th gen)
  • iPad 2
  • The new iPad (I still hate that name)

To install the new iOS 6 you just follow these steps (you need iTunes 10.7 for this, to upgrade read after the iOS instructions):

  1. Connect your device via USB to your computer (at this point it may prompt you for an upgrade, go for it)
  2. Open iTunes (if it doesn’t open already)
  3. Click on your device below “devices
  4. Click on the “Summary” tab up top
  5. Click on “Check for Update
  6. Enjoy!
Alternatively you can do so without a computer:
  1. On your iOS device
  2. Settings
  3. General
  4. Software Update

If you don’t get the update, you probably still have an earlier version of iTunes.  Only iTunes 10.7 supports the new iOS 6.

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Project Glass: Google’s Augmented Reality

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

It’s been a rumor for a few months, but Google is actually putting their “Project Glass” technology out in the wild.  They’ve been seen in the hands of Google employees.

This stuff is the future. We just need to find out who does it right. Google has some impressive technology here, and it actually works.

All powered by Android.  I’m still an iOS guy, but I can see this as changing my tune.

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5 iPhone App Development Tutorials/Resources

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 | Business | 1 Comment

So you want to get into iPhone development?

There are tons of great resources sitting out on the web right now.  Here are some of my favorites resources and tutorials on iPhone application development:

Apple iOS Dev Center

Apple provides the best, obviously, resources for iPhone App development.  There are many resources that are free and available for anyone to use.

You can check out the iOS Dev Center to get set up, and follow up by checking out some courses on iTunes U on Developing Apps for iOS.

No matter what you do in iOS development, you’ll need to get acquainted with the iOS Dev Center.

MIT: introduction to iPhone Application Development

MIT puts a ton of their courses online, and you can check out the one-week course on iPhone SDK development.

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How Can I Delete Photos from my iPhone’s Photostream?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012 | Business | No Comments

iOS 5I’ve gotten a few people asking this question.  How can you delete photos from your Photostream?

In reality you can’t.  You can “delete” the entire album, but not photos individually.  This is because Photostream is meant to make your photos available on all of your devices.

I don’t agree with it, but that’s how it is.

You can, however, reset your Photostream if you want to remove all the photos (and start fresh):

  1. Go to iCloud.com
  2. Log in (with your Apple ID, probably your Email address, and the password you have to type every day on your iPhone)
  3. Click on your name in the top right corner to bring up the Account options
  4. Click on Advanced
  5. Click “Reset Photo Stream

You can also turn Photo Stream off, if you want to do that:

  1. On your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)
  2. Open Settings
  3. Click/touch iCloud
  4. Click/touch Photostream
  5. Toggle On/Off

Hope that helps achieve whatever you wanted to achieve.

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iOS 5.0.1 Update to fix Battery Life Problems

Thursday, November 10th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

iOS 5To fix some iOS 5 battery life issues, Apple released an update.

According to the update it:

  • Fixes bugs affecting battery life
  • Adds Multitasking Gestures for the original iPad
  • Resolves bugs with Documents in the Cloud
  • Improves voice recognition for Australian users using dictation (I’d love to hear the problems with that)
It isn’t yet available as an OTA (over the air) update, but is available as an iTunes update.

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