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swell_sailor

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Posted: Jul 21, 2015 - 5:19pm

Here's a funny one. Several months ago I realized my 4S was no longer joining wifi networks. I opened the wifi settings and flipped the switch off, intending to switch it back on, and the phone froze. I rebooted the and noticed the wifi switch was grayed out and unavailable. I googled the issue and tried some things but found no solution to the problem. I figured I'd start looking for another phone. I don't want to spend $500-$600 for a new phone so I've been keeping my eyes open for a used phone. 

The other day I thought, "Maybe I should run this latest update to see if it magically fixes my wifi." So I did, but it didn't. I googled the problem again and found a vidio shot by a kid describing how to fix the problem. First you heat your phone up with a blow dryer until it shuts down and gives you the message about overheating. Then you power off the phone. Then you put the phone in a ziploc and put it in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. WTF? 

I looked at the comments........some said it worked. Some complained about toasting their phone. I decided to give it a try but I just put it on my dashboard in the hot sun until the heat protection circuit kicked in. (I'm not going to point a blow dryer at my phone) Then I shut it down, slipped it into a ziploc, and put it in the fridge. After 10 minuted I pulled it out, booted it up, and checked the wifi settings. The switch was no longer grayed out. I flipped it to the on position and immediately joined my home network. 

Who thinks this shit up?




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Posted: Oct 6, 2014 - 7:06am

 meower wrote:
On the iphone 5 with the new os8 or whatever it's called, how do you search the phone? Anyone?

 
Touch your phone anywhere on the homescreen and drag it down.  That will open the Spotlight search function.


meower

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Posted: Oct 6, 2014 - 7:05am

On the iphone 5 with the new os8 or whatever it's called, how do you search the phone? Anyone?
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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 - 6:25am

Apple plays defense on iPhone 6 bending, software concerns | Reuters

(...) Apple shares closed down nearly 4 percent at $97.87 on Thursday, wiping out nearly $23 billion in market value.

The new phones face criticism over their bendability, dubbed "bendgate". Social media and online forums have been abuzz with comments about how the new phones can bend when placed in back pockets or while wearing skinny jeans.

Apple said its iPhones feature stainless steel and titanium inserts to reinforce high-stress locations and use the strongest glass in the smartphone industry.

The only way an iPhone may have bent is if someone put it in their back pocket and sat on the phone for a very long time, said Laban Roomes, chief executive of Goldgenie, which customizes and gold plates iPhones.

Apple was also forced to withdraw a faulty update to its latest operating system after some users of its new phones complained of call service disruptions.

"We apologize for the great inconvenience experienced by users," Muller said.

Apple said on its website it was working on an iOS update to fix the issue, and will release it in the next few days. (bit.ly/1qxHWGR)

"I do believe this speaks to execution issues at Apple," said JMP Securities analyst Alex Gauna. "At the end of the day I believe this too shall pass, but we are noting with concern that the miscues pile up."

Apple said on Monday it had shipped 10 million units of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

Users of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus also complained about the inability to use the fingerprint-reading Touch ID after updating to iOS 8.0.1.

Some users had complained of "sluggish Wi-Fi and dwindling battery life" after moving to iOS 8, Time magazine reported earlier this week. (ti.me/1pqlCPt)

On Thursday, Apple issued a step-by-step guide for users to reinstall iOS 8, launched last week, through the latest version of iTunes. The health app will not work for now and will be fixed in the next software update, the company said.

Customers might, however, hope for replacements for their bent iPhones, depending on whether their devices passed an inspection, tech news website The Next Web reported, quoting an Apple support executive. (tnw.co/1rlv7mW)

"It's not game over for Apple, but nor should we give them a pass on this," Gauna said.

Cases of bent iPhones 5 and 5s had been reported in 2013 by Cult of Mac, a website that exclusively covers Apple. (bit.ly/1sjZbOT)

Rival smartphone makers took digs at Apple's problems.

A Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) advertisement showcased a bending phone against its own product, while BlackBerry Ltd (BB.TO) CEO John Chen said: "I would challenge you guys to bend our Passport."

Nestle SA's (NESN.VX) Kit-Kat chocolate wafer brand tweeted "We don't bend, we break".

Proclivities

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Posted: Sep 26, 2014 - 5:53am

 haresfur wrote:

Might as well just buy a tablet and a phone that does nothing but make phone calls.

 
That's pretty much what I do, and (for me) it's dramatically cheaper to do so.  {#Curtain}
haresfur

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 - 3:54pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

"Just casually sticking a £700 smartphone in your pocket is an increasingly reckless thing to do."
 



 
Might as well just buy a tablet and a phone that does nothing but make phone calls.
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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 - 11:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

"Just casually sticking a £700 smartphone in your pocket is an increasingly reckless thing to do."
 



 
Just cause it's called a smartphone doesn't mean that has any reflection on the people using them
PFM

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Posted: Sep 25, 2014 - 7:01am

 n4ku wrote:

I winder if they will give everybody who has bought one a rigid case for their phones? I have heard it can happen to both the 6 and the 6 plus. I would think it was more likely with the bigger phone.

We are being careful with ours, and awaiting the arrival of cases.

 
Or a pair of baggy Apple branded iTrousers.
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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 9:39am

 ptooey wrote:


 
Here's an idea - you notice that your customers phone's aren't holding up when they're placed in pockets.  Your customers prefer to carry phones in pockets.  Design phone to be carried in pocket.

 
crazy
ptooey

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 9:34am

 fidget wrote:

That is ridiculous

 

 
Here's an idea - you notice that your customers phone's aren't holding up when they're placed in pockets.  Your customers prefer to carry phones in pockets.  Design phone to be carried in pocket.
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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 9:20am

 islander wrote:

Had the same thing happen to my HTC One. My current Moto X is what I think of as the perfect size, unfortunately the new one is upsized like the iP6.  Maybe we need a phone that folds up... 

 

 
What will they think of next?
fidget

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46am

 Proclivities wrote:

Given their history, it seems unlikely that Apple will "give" anything to anyone, but I'm sure they'll sell rigid cases.  As one tech analyst states in the article, "smartphones are not designed to be put in trouser pockets".  I know those 'holster' cases are pretty goofy looking, but those phones are very expensive.

 
That is ridiculous
n4ku

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:33am

 Proclivities wrote:

Given their history, it seems unlikely that Apple will "give" anything to anyone, but I'm sure they'll sell rigid cases.  As one tech analyst states in the article, "smartphones are not designed to be put in trouser pockets".  I know those 'holster' cases are pretty goofy looking, but those phones are very expensive.

 

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:25am

 n4ku wrote:

I winder if they will give everybody who has bought one a rigid case for their phones? I have heard it can happen to both the 6 and the 6 plus. I would think it was more likely with the bigger phone.

We are being careful with ours, and awaiting the arrival of cases.

 
Given their history, it seems unlikely that Apple will "give" anything to anyone, but I'm sure they'll sell rigid cases.  As one tech analyst states in the article, "smartphones are not designed to be put in trouser pockets".  I know those 'holster' cases are pretty goofy looking, but those phones are very expensive.
n4ku

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:24am

 islander wrote:

You could just strap something rigid to the back of the phone.... I think I'll market a product especially for this purpose, it will be called the iBeam.

 
We have ordered clear cases with a rigid plastic back, and a rubber, grippy edge and corners. Hopefully, they will be enough to prevent bending.

But then, I wear old man, relaxed fit, jeans these days, so the phone has lots of room to move around in my pocket.  {#Whistle}
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:19am

 islander wrote:

You could just strap something rigid to the back of the phone.... I think I'll market a product especially for this purpose, it will be called the iBeam.

 
I think if I owned an iPhone, well they feel so slippery in my hand like a wet bar of soap, I'd want to fasten it into an old Western Electric receiver that I can get a grip on.
 
 
islander

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:14am

 n4ku wrote:

I winder if they will give everybody who has bought one a rigid case for their phones? I have heard it can happen to both the 6 and the 6 plus. I would think it was more likely with the bigger phone.

We are being careful with ours, and awaiting the arrival of cases.

 
You could just strap something rigid to the back of the phone.... I think I'll market a product especially for this purpose, it will be called the iBeam.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:13am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
I think the next big thing in phones will be flexibility, but not like this.

 
"Just casually sticking a £700 smartphone in your pocket is an increasingly reckless thing to do."
 


n4ku

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:11am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
I think the next big thing in phones will be flexibility, but not like this.

 
I winder if they will give everybody who has bought one a rigid case for their phones? I have heard it can happen to both the 6 and the 6 plus. I would think it was more likely with the bigger phone.

We are being careful with ours, and awaiting the arrival of cases.
islander

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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 7:11am

 Red_Dragon wrote:
I think the next big thing in phones will be flexibility, but not like this.

 
Had the same thing happen to my HTC One. My current Moto X is what I think of as the perfect size, unfortunately the new one is upsized like the iP6.  Maybe we need a phone that folds up... 

 
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