How to Get a Free iPhone 4 Case from Apple

referral On July 23, 2010 Apple began allowing iPhone 4 owners to receive a free case or bumper in the hopes of fixing the notorious antenna reception problems caused by holding in a way that attenuates the antenna. This program is no longer active and this page exists for historical information only. ...Read more
On July 23, 2010 Apple began allowing iPhone 4 owners to receive a free case or bumper in the hopes of fixing the notorious antenna reception problems caused by holding in a way that attenuates the antenna. This program is no longer active and this page exists for historical information only.

Steps

From Your iPhone
  1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone and search for "iPhone 4 case program". Select the app that appears on top of the list.
  2. Click the blue button marked "Free" to begin downloading the app.
  3. Press "Get Started" and then select the case or bumper you want. You can view details of the cases available by clicking each case.
  4. Follow the prompts to confirm your address information. Wait at least 3-5 weeks for your free case to arrive by mail.
From Your Computer
  1. Navigate directly to the App Store via this link.
  2. Download the app as you would any other iPhone app.
  3. Sync with iTunes via the USB cable.
  4. Open the app on your iPhone and follow the "On Your iPhone" instructions above.
Refund
  1. Make sure you qualify. According to the terms and conditions, you must meet the following conditions to get a refund:
    • The iPhone 4 bumper must have one of the following part numbers qualify: MC597ZM, MC669ZM, MC668ZM, MC670ZM, MC671ZM, MC672ZM
    • It must have been purchased from an Apple Retail Store, Apple Online Store, or 1-800-MY-APPLE
  2. If you bought the case at an Apple store with a credit card, wait. Apple has already refunded your account and it may take up to one billing cycle for the refund to appear. You can check the status of your refund here.
  3. If you used cash, a check, or a gift card at an Apple store to buy a case, go back to the store by September 30, 2010. They will process a refund for you there.
  4. If you used a gift card on the Apple Online Store, wait for a new gift card in the amount of the refund in the mail.
  5. If you bought a bumper from an AT&T Store, fill out this rebate coupon. Mail it out, making sure it's postmarked no later than September 23, 2010. You will receive an email notification when your check is mailed.

Tips

  • This entire process should take about 5 minutes if you do this directly from your iPhone. Allow around 10 minutes if doing this on your computer.

Warnings

  • This program is no longer active. This page is for historical reading only. Do not try this.
  • Unfortunately, each case has at least a 3 to 5 week waiting period before it will arrive at your house.

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How to Multitask on an iOS Device

referral iOS 4.0 (formerly known as iPhone OS) has a number of changes that enable you to do multitasking with certain features of your apps. The idea is to make your use of apps more intuitive and to allow you to pick up where you last left off, rather than having apps close down on you when you switch to another one. ...Read more
iOS 4.0 (formerly known as iPhone OS) has a number of changes that enable you to do multitasking with certain features of your apps. The idea is to make your use of apps more intuitive and to allow you to pick up where you last left off, rather than having apps close down on you when you switch to another one. For example, you should be able to answer an SMS or call, keep a chat with a friend going and switch back to a suspended game when you're done. Or, you can click on an internet link in a mail you're reading and instead of closing your mail, it will simply take you to the internet link while leaving your mail open for switching back to once you're finished with the internet. Apps are now viewed as "running" or "suspended", dependent on how much the memory of the iPhone can hold. While not "true" multitasking (as that would chew up the batteries), the applications are paused while some items such as music and ability to receive calls continue "running in the background".[1] Here is how to do multitasking using the iPhone or iPod Touch.

Steps

  1. Familiarize yourself with switching between recently used apps quickly, without having to wait for reloading time.
    • Double-tap the Home button. This will bring up the multitasking display, showing your "recently used" apps. The Home button works in a similar manner to the taskbar in Windows or the dock in Mac OS X.
    • Scroll or flick right (horizontally) if you need to see more apps.
    • Tap any app to reopen it. It will open instantly, and be exactly the same as when you left it if the app supports multitasking. This means your last game, search, news item, etc., will still be waiting for you to finish it (it is simply "suspended" or "frozen" until you reawaken it).
  2. Close out of an app. If you don't want an app sitting around in its suspended state, you can close it. This is useful if you're concerned that the iPhone might be about to run out of memory and close down apps for you. Simply:
    • Double-tap the Home button
    • Scroll right across the icons to find the one you want to close
    • Press and hold the icon
    • Tap the red circle with a dash (the delete symbol). The app will close rather than remaining suspended.
Multitasking Activities to Try
  1. Listen to audio while you continue to use another app. Audio can continue to stream while you are checking for emails, playing a game, surfing online, etc.
  2. Answer your Voice-over-IP (VoIP) calls and keep doing whatever else you need to on other apps. A VoIP app ready for iOS 4 would no longer needs to be left open to receive calls; it can be left running in the background while you do other activities on the iPhone.[2]
    • Take the call, while continuing to use other apps. You can check your email, surf the internet, etc., while you continue to talk.
  3. Use GPS with other apps running. Use the GPS app as usual, but leave your other desired apps running. For example, if you want to listen to music, you can leave the music app open at the same time as the GPS app. When the GPS app needs to tell you what to do next, the iPhone 4 will lower the music so that you can hear the GPS directions.
  4. Allow uploads or downloads to complete in the background while you continue using other apps. Start the uploading or downloading process and check it's happening fine. Once you're reassured it's working, switch to another app, such as your email or playing a game, while the background task completes.

Tips

  • Apps must be compatible with the iPhone for the multitasking to work. This means that the apps must be updated with the proper code. You'll know if your app is configured by whether or not it picks up from where you left off.
  • You will be able to receive alerts without having to open the app providing the alerts. This will work for third party apps that provide you with alerts such as news, sports wins, weather, alarms, etc.
  • A number of iOS 4 ready apps have already been submitted and approved for use, and the list will continue to grow.[3]
  • iOS 4 is not available as an update for the original iPhone or iPod Touch and multitasking is disabled on the iPhone 3G and the second generation iPod Touch due to speed issues.

Warnings

  • Not all apps will be permitted to run in the background; this is a precaution to prevent draining of the battery. Music, VoIP and location-tracking devices will continue running while using another app such as listening to Pandora tunes or answering a Skype call. The other apps, however, will be "suspended" mode, easily resurrected using the double-tap on the Home key as outlined above.
  • Apps are purged from the suspended state if the iPhone runs out of memory. Keep this in mind if there's something unfinished!
  • Note that multitasking is still very new and there is no guarantee that your particular app will be running where you last left off.[4]

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or the third or forth generation iPod Touch with iOS 4
  • Compatible iOS 4 ready apps

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Sources and Citations

  1. Gizmodo, How multitasking works in the new iPhone OS 4.0, http://gizmodo.com/5512656/how-multitasking-works-in-the-new-iphone-os-40
  2. Gizmodo, How multitasking works in the new iPhone OS 4.0, http://gizmodo.com/5512656/how-multitasking-works-in-the-new-iphone-os-40
  3. Techcrunch, The Best iOS 4-Ready Apps So Far, http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/19/ios-4-ready-apps/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)
  4. MobileCrunch, Five things to know about iOS 4.0, http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/06/21/five-things-to-know-about-ios-4-0/

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How to Activate Internet Tethering on the iPhone

Need to take advantage of the internet connection on your iPhone to get access on your computer? Find out how...Read more
Need to take advantage of the internet connection on your iPhone to get access on your computer? Find out how.

Steps

Mobile Carrier Method
  1. Update your iOS. For best results, make sure you have the latest iteration of iOS installed on your iPhone. Learn how to update here.
  2. Make sure a hotspot is on your mobile plan. Most carriers will charge you more to enable your iPhone to be a hotspot. Before proceeding, find out if a hotspot option is already included on your mobile plan; if it's not, decide how much it's worth to you to alter the plan.
  3. Check the system requirements. Apple lists system requirements for Personal Hotspot here. The iPhone 3GS can tether via USB or Bluetooth; the iPhone 4 can tether via USB, Bluetooth or WiFi.
  4. Open up the Personal Hotspot menu. Access the menu via Settings -> General Network -> Personal Hotspot. Turn the hotspot on. The screen will provide you with information on how to connect your computer to the hotspot.
    • Set up a password. If you're connecting via WiFi, Apple will prompt you to use a password to secure the network. A randomly generated one will appear in the dialog box automatically; it will look like [word][2-digit number][word]. You can change it if you want, but the one Apple provides is safe and will prevent anyone else hacking into your connection.
    • Make sure your AirPort device is compatible. A WiFi hotspot connection runs on WAP2 encryption, available in all AirPort bases in Apple devices from 2003 onward. If you're using an old, pre-2003 iBook, you won't be able to connect to the hotspot via WiFi.
  5. Manage your connection. The Personal Hotspot screen should show you all the devices its currently connected to. Note that the hotspot will search for acceptable devices for 90 seconds after you turn it on; after that, it will "hibernate" to save battery power. To turn it back on, simply open the Personal Hotspot menu again, or turn the Personal Hotspot off and on again.
  6. Shut down the hotspot. When you're done using it, turn the Personal Hotspot off.
Jailbreaking Method
  1. Be aware of the risks. Most wireless carriers have blocked apps or downloads that allow unauthorized tethering without adding a Personal Hotspot fee to your mobile plan. If you do purchase such an app, be aware that it might not work or that you may end up being charged for a Personal Hotspot add-on anyway.
  2. Download an App. Some people have reported success with PdaNet or TetherMe. New apps for unauthorized tethering pop up on the App Store constantly, but Apple generally takes them down quickly. Keep your eyes peeled for something new.
  3. Download a Mobileconfigs file. One can be found at the benmat website. Download the file or email it to yourself and retrieve it on our iPhone. You'll be required to note your country and your mobile carrier when you open it.
  4. Activate the tether or hotspot. Once you've downloaded an app or a Mobileconfigs file, go to Settings->General->Network and turn on the hotspot.
  5. Connect your computer. For an iPhone 4, this can be accomplished via USB, bluetooth, or WiFi. For an iPhone 3, only USB and Bluetooth are available.
  6. Manage your connection. The Personal Hotspot screen should show you all the devices its currently connected to. Note that the hotspot will search for acceptable devices for 90 seconds after you turn it on; after that, it will "hibernate" to save battery power. To turn it back on, simply open the Personal Hotspot menu again, or turn the Personal Hotspot off and on again.
  7. Shut down the hotspot. When you're done using it, turn the Personal Hotspot off.

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Tips

  • Connecting the hotspot via USB is the most efficient use of battery power.

Warnings

  • Consider carefully before you jailbreak your iPhone. Your warranty will be voided completely.

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How to Use iPhone Headphones

The Apple earphones with remote and mic can do far more than just play music.

The "iPhone earbuds" actually work with more than just the iPhone, these tips will work ...Read more

The Apple earphones with remote and mic can do far more than just play music. The "iPhone earbuds" actually work with more than just the iPhone, these tips will work if you have the advanced headphones with a iPod Shuffle (3rd gen), iPod Nano (4th and 5th gen), iPod Touch (2nd,3rd, and 4th generation). Not all features described here will work with all models. For example, some of the methods described here will only work with a iPhone 3GS or later.

Steps

  1. Learn the buttons on the microphone which is on the cord.
    • The plus button on the top of the microphone turns the volume up.
    • The minus button on the bottom turns the volume down.
    • The center button is the play and pause button for songs and also pick up and hang up button on the phone.
  2. Learn the music, podcast, audio book or video controls:
    • Play or pause song - press center button once.
    • Skip song - press center button rapidly twice.
    • Fast forward - press center button twice and hold.
    • Back to previous song - Press center button three times
    • Rewind - Press center button three times rapidly and hold.
    • Volume up - plus button
    • Volume down - minus button
  3. Learn the phone controls
    • Answer call - press the center button.
    • Hang up - press the center button again.
    • Decline an incoming call - hold down the center button for 2 seconds and release. Listen for 2 low beeps that confirm the call was denied.
    • Place current call on hold while swapping to other call - Press center button. Repeat after delay to swap to other call.
    • Hang up current call and answer incoming call - Hold center button down for 2 seconds. When you release 2 beeps will let you know old call has been terminated and you will be on the new call.
  4. Use voice control or Siri (if your iPhone or iPod supports voice control).
    • Hold down the center button until you hear a tone. Use voice control/Siri as directed on your iPhone.

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How to Find a Lost iPhone

Losing any phone is a pain, but losing your iPhone means a significant cash outlay for a new one, plus the loss—and possible exposure of—personal data, your iTunes ...Read more
Losing any phone is a pain, but losing your iPhone means a significant cash outlay for a new one, plus the loss—and possible exposure of—personal data, your iTunes account, your photos, and all the hours you've already spent setting it up just the way you like. Perhaps, all is not lost! If your iPhone hasn't been stolen—you have merely misplaced it—your chances of recovery are excellent, and we'll show you how to do it.

Steps

Method 1: Use the "Find My iPhone" App
  1. Open the "Find My iPhone" app on an iOS device or iCloud on a Mac. If you don't have the app you can get it from the app store.
    • You will be asked to log in again, as a security precaution. Do so, and after a moment, you will be taken to a screen. It may default to a map of Apple in Cupertino, or it may display a map showing you the location of your phone.
  2. Click on the Devices button. This is in the upper left of the screen, and will give you the option of choosing any enabled device.
    • Your iPhone will be displayed in this list. Click on it, and Find My iPhone will search for your phone's location.
    • Note: If the phone has been powered off, or the battery has run out, it will show you the last known location, but will not be able to show you the current address.
  3. Send a notification. From your iPhone's info window, you can send an alert. If your phone has slipped between the cushions, or left in your jacket, this makes it easy to find. For two minutes, a loud alert will sound—even if you've muted your phone.
  4. Track your phone. If you're using iOS 6 or later, click Lost Mode in your phone's info window.
    • You'll be asked to enter an unlock code for your phone. Use a random number set that's not tied to you: no SSN, no birthdate, driver's license number, or anything that is personal.
    • You may also enter a message and contact phone number.
    • If your iPhone is online, it will immediately be locked, and you can see your phone's current location, as well as any changes in location. If your phone is offline, it will lock immediately if it's powered up, you'll be notified via email, and you'll be able to track your phone's position.
  5. Erase all your data. Should you not be able to locate your phone, and suspect that it's lost, click on the Erase iPhone button in the phone's info window. This will erase all data, but you will not be able to use Find My iPhone to locate your phone once that happens. It's better that, however, than to have your personal information compromised.
    • Should you later recover your phone, you can restore your data through your iTunes backup.
Method 2: Other Software Tools
  1. Install an application on your iPhone called "If Found". If Found lets you create a background wallpaper that shows your contact details that lets an honest finder contact you by another means (such as your home phone).[1]
    • Naturally, you'll need to add this before you have the misfortune of losing your phone, but it makes it very simple for even a non-iPhone owning person who finds your phone to find a way to get in touch with you without having to scroll through your data and maybe never work out who you are.
    • (Note that you need to purchase If Found but the cost is minimal.)
  2. Use iHound. This is a free program that alerts you the moment your iPhone is plugged into a computer. This means that you'll receive an email letting you know that your tracked iPhone has been located, along with a detailed report on where it is being used.
    • This is a good additional measure for where the iPhone gets turned off but is later plugged in to change or upload software, etc.[2]
    • iHound lets you sound an alarm to help you find the iPhone in case it's slipped down the back of sofa, etc.
    • iHound lets you use geofencing location alerts. These are alerts and check-ins that work automatically with Facebook, Foursquare, or Twitter when you arrive at locations.
  3. Use iLocalis. This lets you log in to the website to find your missing iPhone. You can also log in and send yourself a message. If the sim card has been changed, you'll also be able to get the thief's new phone number.
Method 3: Use Social Media
  1. Use social media. You never know—letting people know via Twitter or Facebook that your phone's gone missing may return dividends if someone who follows your pages or has friended you online stumbles across it.
    • It's a long shot but friends of friends of friends are sometimes a good way to find something lost.
    • You can use Twitter to keep a track of your iPhone. Create an account just for your iPhone and a separate email address of its own.
    • Protect the Twitter account so that only you, or a limited number of people such as your spouse or business partner, can see it. Then set up your iPhone to tweet in on a regular basis.
    • Install a program called "FindMe"; it will be able to use the tweets to this Twitter account to tell you the GSM tower's cell ID, as well as the latitude and longitude using Google maps.[4]
Method 4: Go To The Authorities
  1. Check with local law enforcement. Police stations and lost property stations in the vicinity of where you lost your iPhone might yield positive results. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that someone has handed in your phone, and even if they haven't, leave your details as there may be a delay in processing or turning in.
    • The amount of lost items not ever collected from police or lost-property is enormous—just visit police auctions!
    • Think laterally. Although you may have lost your iPhone in one borough or suburb, a person finding it might use a police station of a borough or suburb nearest to their own home, especially if in a hurry or not able to locate the one where they found the phone. Ask how you can check stations outside your area as well.
Preventative Measures
  1. Take good care of your iPhone and try not to lose it again. Losing an iPhone and never retrieving it again is an expensive and potentially personally exposing experience. Do your best to avoid losing it again by following these suggestions:
    • Always double-check that you have your iPhone on you before leaving any place—cafes, restaurants, meetings, other people's houses, museums, the opera, etc. Just get into a habit of looking for it before you leave.
    • Keep your iPhone somewhere safe at all times. Losing the iPhone is easier if you haven't been careful about where you keep it. Bags that let the contents fall out easily, pockets that tip when you move, and leaving it unattended while swimming or doing laps around the track, etc., are ways of asking for trouble. Secure the iPhone in a good carrying item or lock it up when you're pursuing outdoor or sporting activities, so that you don't need to worry about it.

Video

These guys explain how to use 'Find My iPhone' to easily locate any lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

Tips

  • For Find My iPhone to work, it must have been enabled. To do this, go to the iCloud tab in Settings, and set the switch for Find My iPhone to On.

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How to Fix an iPhone 3G Screen

screen! These steps and video will show you how to fix it yourself. Read entire guide before beginning the ...Read more
You, like many people, have broken your iPhone screen! These steps and video will show you how to fix it yourself. Read entire guide before beginning the process.

Steps

  1. Backup your iPhone! Connect it to your computer, browse to your iPhone in iTunes, and click "Sync."
  2. Gather all of the tools you will need. All these materials can be bought online in packages. A simple Google search, "iPhone screen repair kit", will produce you many results to choose from. Also, stores such as Zellers and Wal-Mart carry all the materials except for the screen. Ordering the materials offline will ensure that you get the correct size and type if you are uncertain. Here is what you need:
    • A replacement glass.
    • A #00 Phillips screwdriver
    • A razor blade, or other wedging and scraping tool
    • Rubbing alcohol and Q-tips, and/or a hair dryer or heat gun
    • Double-sided tape and scissors, or superglue
    • Optional: A small suction cup
    • Optional: Tweezers
  3. Look at the bottom of your iPhone (the side with the home button) and locate the 2 screws on either side of the USB connector. Use a #00 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew both of these. (Note that you don't need to remove the SIM card in order to open the phone, as mentioned elsewhere on the web.)
  4. Remove the screen using one of these methods:
    • Use a wedging or scraping tool. A razor blade works well. Put the razor blade between the rubber and metal and lift the screen. The screen will still be attached to the iPhone so be sure to read the next step to be prepared.
    • Use a suction cup. Instead of using a scraper tool or a screwdriver which can damage the rubber surround, use a small suction cup. Place the suction cup right above the home button and gently pull up. The glass will pull right out with no damage to the surrounding rubber gasket (assuming the glass is not broken too badly to get a seal).
  5. Look for flaps in the top right holding the screen and phone together. You will see labels 1 and 2 on bright orange stickers on these flaps. Lift these flaps with your wedging tool. (Note: The #2 sticker on the phone used in this tutorial fell off.)
  6. Look for a third sticker under the #2 flap. This one is a little different from the other two. You will need to lift the black "clamp" to release the #3 connection. Once the clamp is lifted, the screen will be free from the rest of the iPhone, simply pull it out.
  7. Remove 6 more screws. There are 5 screws on the side rails: 3 on the side with the flaps and 2 on the other side. The 6th screw is in the top right. All 6 of these screws are the same, so you don't need to worry about keeping track of which went where. There is black tape over some of the screws in this step. The black tape is not needed, so you can use your razor blade to cut off the tape covering each screw head.
  8. Separate the LCD screen from the glass. Put your wedger in between the rails and wedge the inner piece out. The LCD will need to slide down towards the Home button to clear the top flanges. Don’t be afraid to apply a little pressure as the metal will not get deformed. This step will free the LCD screen from the metal frame.
  9. Clean the metal frame from the broken glass. This step is the hardest part and will take a while, but make sure it is done well so the new screen fits snug. The specific approach to take will depend on how the glass broke, but don’t be scared to use force as long as you are not greatly bending the metal/plastic frame because you will reuse it. Use your razor blade or other wedging device to scrap away stuck pieces of glass and leftover residue of the former adhesive. Some people recommend using a heat gun or hair dryer, but be careful as this can deform the frame if it is torqued while applying heat. In that case you will have to heat it again to reform it. The adhesive does dissolve with rubbing alcohol, so try swabbing that on with a Q-tip and then working at it with the razor blade.
    • Be careful not to cut yourself! And if you get any tiny glass shards in your fingers or skin, read How to Remove a Splinter.
  10. Prepare your new screen. If you have double sided tape, make sure it is cut out correctly. If you have super glue, make sure when applying it that you do not apply too close to the home button. Only apply adhesive, whichever one it may be, to the wide black plastic on the bottom or top, staying away from the middle. You don’t want to glue the home button or the listening piece on the top. Let adhesive set for a few minutes to make sure it is set. If you use double-sided tape, consider using tweezers to manipulate it so that you don't get your finger oils all over it, diminishing its stickiness. Be sure to remove the protective plastic on the new glass where it will touch the tape.
  11. Start reassembling your iPhone. Put the LCD and glass back together. There are two ways the screen can go and only one is correct. On one side, the rail is longer than the other, so that's a quick way to match it. You may find it easier to slide the LCD in from the bottom so the little clamp slides on nicely.
  12. Put the 6 screws back that we took out before.
  13. Slide the #3 cable back into the clamp, making sure the clamp is open. This step is easier if you push the #3 down to straighten it out a bit, then hold the #2 and #1 cable with your thumb. Once you have the #3 cable reinserted, press down the black clamp.
  14. Put the #2 and #1 cables back on by simply pressing them onto the connector. Don’t worry about using a little bit of force or missing the connector a few times as it is bound to happen.
  15. Put the screen back onto the phone. Start by inserting the top, the side with the connectors, then place the bottom in. It should fit in nicely, avoid using force. After the screen and LCD are nice and snug, put the last 2 screws into their places on either side of the USB.

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Tips

  • Put your screws where you know you will not lose them because they are very small and can easily get away from you.

Warnings

  • If you are not comfortable fiddling with your iPhone, you could have people from Apple do this for you as you may cause more damage to the phone.
  • This process will void your iPhone warranty.

Things You'll Need

  • Narrow flat head screw driver or something similar, make sure the item has a somewhat fine tip as it will be used for scraping.
  • A very small Phillips Head Screwdriver (the one with the X shape to fit the screws).
  • iPhone glass screen.
  • Superglue or double sided tape.
  • All these materials can be bought online in packages. A simple Google search, "iPhone screen repair kit", will produce you many results to choose from. Also, stores such as Zellers and Wal-Mart carry all the materials except for the screen. Ordering the materials offline will ensure that you get the correct size and type if you are uncertain.

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How to Restore an iPhone

Restoring an iPhone may be necessary if your iPhone has stopped working normally. Restoring will turn your iPhone back to factory default settings...Read more
Restoring an iPhone may be necessary if your iPhone has stopped working normally. Restoring will turn your iPhone back to factory default settings, but it means that all your personal data from your iPhone, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, calendar information, and any other data will be wiped out. However, you always have the option to recover your personal data from the backup.

Steps

  1. Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC and select your iPhone from the list of devices in iTunes. If things had gone horribly wrong while hacking your iPhone and iTunes does not detect your iPhone then you will need to put it in DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode.
  2. You can follow these steps to put your iPhone in DFU mode.
    • (this is required only if iTunes does not recognize your iPhone)
    1. Connect your iPhone to your computer.
    2. Turn iPhone off.
    3. Hold power and home together for 10 seconds (exactly).
    4. Release power but keep holding home until the computers beeps.
      • (observed on a PC) as a USB device is recognized. A few seconds later iTunes should detect your iPhone.
  3. In the iTunes window for the iPhone go to the Summary Tab, click on the Restore button.
  4. Follow the prompts.
  5. Wait as it updates. This can take a long time, possibly 1 hour.

Warnings

  • Use at your own risk.

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How to Add Your Work Email to Your iPhone

The Apple iPhone is capable of allowing you to access your email account with most providers; including your work email account through Microsoft Exchange or another email clien...Read moret
The Apple iPhone is capable of allowing you to access your email account with most providers; including your work email account through Microsoft Exchange or another email client. If the configuration settings of your email client are not already programmed into your iPhone, you can contact your email provider directly to obtain the incoming and outgoing server information, which you can then program into your iPhone to have access to your work's email account. This article will walk you through the steps for adding your Microsoft Exchange email account or an email client not already configured into your iPhone.

Steps

Add Microsoft Exchange Email
  1. Obtain the domain and server names for your email account.
    • Contact the network administrator at your place of work if you need help with obtaining this information.
  2. Tap the Settings icon from the home screen of your iPhone.
  3. Select the option for "Mail, Contacts, Calendars."
  4. Tap on "Add Account" and select "Microsoft Exchange."
  5. Type in your Microsoft Exchange account information. You will be prompted for your email address, domain name, the username and password you use to access email at work, and a description for the account.
  6. Provide your server information when prompted and click "Next."
  7. Switch your Mail option to "On" when you are prompted for synchronization preferences.
    • This screen will also allow you to specify whether you want to synchronize your email contacts and calendar between your email account and your iPhone.
  8. Tap on the "Save" button to save your changes. Your work email can now be accessed from the "Mail" icon on your iPhone's home screen.
    • If you need to modify your work's Microsoft Exchange information in the future, such as domain or server name, go back to "Settings" from your iPhone's home screen and select "Mail, Contacts, Calendars." Choose your Microsoft Exchange account, then select "Account Info" to make changes.
Add Other Work Email
  1. Tap on "Settings" from the main screen of your iPhone.
  2. Tap on "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" and select "Add Account."
    • Choose "Other" if you do not see your work email's client already provided on the screen.
  3. Type your work's email configurations into the appropriate fields. This will allow your iPhone to access your work's email account.
    • If the iPhone does not recognize or properly configure your email information, you may need to contact your email provider directly to collect configuration details.
  4. Contact your work's email provider.
    • Visit the email provider's main website to locate a help section or their contact information; such as a telephone number, email address, live chat, or contact form.
  5. Ask the email provider for email configuration settings.
    • Find out if the account type is POP or IMAP, obtain the incoming and outgoing server names, incoming and outgoing server port numbers, incoming and outgoing usernames and passwords, and whether the incoming and outgoing servers support SSL.
    • Visit the "My Email Settings" Apple support link featured in the Sources section of this article for a complete list of information you need from your email provider.
  6. Enter the email client's configuration settings.
    • You may need to return to the email account settings section of your iPhone to complete this process.
    • Tap on "Save" to finish the process of adding your work email. You will now be able to access your work's email client directly from your iPhone.

Warnings

  • The iPhone will not allow you to register or sign up for a work email account through the "Mail" or "Settings" menus. To add the work email account to your iPhone, you must already have an existing username and password for the email account from the provider.

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How to Use a Gophone Plan With an iPhone

Lots of people want to enjoy the coolness and functionality of an iPhone, but not everybody wants to pay for those expensive data plans. Good news! You can activate with a GoPhone SIM card...Read more
Lots of people want to enjoy the coolness and functionality of an iPhone, but not everybody wants to pay for those expensive data plans. Good news! You can activate with a GoPhone SIM card, and enjoy all the benefits without the steep liability! Here's how to do it:

Steps

Method 1: iPhone 5
  1. Buy an iPhone 5. Check eBay or retail outlets that carry the phone.
  2. Get a prepaid AT&T GoPhone. They're available at the AT&T store, eBay, Target, Best Buy, and many other retail electronics stores. The phone itself is not important—only the SIM card—so get the cheapest phone you can find.
  3. Power down your iPhone. Make sure your GoPhone is powered down as well.
  4. Remove the iPhone SIM card. With a SIM eject tool, or a simple paper clip, push it into the slot on the right side of the phone. The nano-SIM tray will pop out.
  5. Remove the GoPhone SIM card. Following the instructions listed here, trim the microSIM in your GoPhone so that it's nanoSIM-sized.
  6. Replace the iPhone SIM card. Put the GoPhone SIM into the iPhone SIM slot, and close it back up.
  7. Power up your iPhone. Test it to see if you can make a call (assuming you purchased a GoPhone with some minutes on the plan)
    • Find a Wi-Fi hotspot, and launch Safari on your Go-iPhone.
    • Navigate to unlockit.co.nz, and tap Continue, then tap Custom APN.
    • From the list of carriers, choose "AT&T (PAYG)" or your local carrier, whichever is appropriate.
    • Tap Create Profile to create and download the APN file.
    • At the prompt, choose "Install," and then "Replace."
    • When you see the "Profile Installed" screen, restart your iPhone.
    • When it's restarted, go to Settings, and disable Wi-Fi. Check the on the upper left of the iPhone screen, and it should say 4G/LTE.
    • Re-enable your Wi-Fi settings.
  8. Purchase minutes. Navigate to paygonline.com and purchase your desired plan.
    • Don't choose the “Unlimited $50 Monthly Plan” —it won’t work. Purchase a separate data plan instead. Buy a small amount, to make sure it's all going to work.
Method 2: iPhone 4
  1. Get an AT&T iPhone 4. You can find them on eBay for around $250 USD. Make sure it's not attached to any contract, and has a SIM card.
  2. Get a prepaid AT&T GoPhone. They're available at the AT&T store, eBay, Target, Best Buy, and many other retail electronics stores. The phone itself is not important—only the SIM card—so get the cheapest phone you can find.
  3. Call AT&T. Their toll-free US number is 1-800-331-0500. At the prompt, say “Customer Service” to speak with a service representative.
    • Tell them you need assistance transferring your old GoPhone plan to a new SIM card.
    • Provide the GoPhone SIM card ICCID number (found on the SIM card) and the new MicroSIM ICCID (from the iPhone 4 "About" screen or from iTunes).
    • Provide your iPhone's IMEI number, printed on the MicroSIM's caddy or from the iPhone "About" screen.
    • AT&T will recognize from the IMEI and ICCID that you are using an iPhone 4, and will notify you that they can do the transfer, but can't enable internet usage. Agree to this, and get the GoPhone account transferred to your new MicroSIM.
  4. Connect to iTunes. Start iTunes, attach your iPhone, and follow the prompts to activate the phone
    • Once activated you will be able to make phone calls on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  5. Activate data and the Internet. SIM cards generally have wireless services disconnected, but try this:
    • Find a Wi-Fi hotspot, and launch Safari on your Go-iPhone.
    • Navigate to unlockit.co.nz, and tap Continue, then tap Custom APN.
    • From the list of carriers, choose "US-AT&T" or your local carrier, whichever is appropriate.
    • Tap Create Profile to create and download the APN file.
    • At the prompt, choose "Install," and then "Replace."
    • When you see the "Profile Installed" screen, restart your iPhone.
    • When it's restarted, go to Settings, and disable Wi-Fi. Check the on the upper left of the iPhone screen, and it should say Edge or 3G.
  6. Re-enable Wi-Fi if you wish.
Method 3: iPhone through iPhone 3GS
  1. Get an old AT&T iPhone. You can find them on eBay for around $100 USD, or maybe even in your desk drawer.
  2. Get a prepaid AT&T GoPhone. They're available at the AT&T store, eBay, Target, Best Buy, and many other retail electronics stores. The phone itself is not important—only the SIM card—so get the cheapest phone you can find.
  3. Power down your iPhone. Make sure your GoPhone is powered down as well.
  4. Remove the iPhone SIM card. On the top of the iPhone, next to the earphone socket, is a tiny hole. Insert an unbent paper clip into the hole, and push down: the SIM tray will pop out. Remove the SIM, noting how it is oriented in the tray.
  5. Remove the GoPhone SIM card. Follow the instructions included with the GoPhone for details.
  6. Replace the iPhone SIM card. Put the GoPhone SIM into the iPhone SIM slot, and close it back up.
  7. Make a call. You are now on your prepaid GoPhone plan! You will also still be able to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet.
  8. Enable wireless data. SIM cards generally have wireless services disconnected, but try this:
    • Find a Wi-Fi hotspot, and launch Safari on your Go-iPhone.
    • Navigate to unlockit.co.nz, and tap Continue, then tap Custom APN.
    • From the list of carriers, choose "US-AT&T" or your local carrier, whichever is appropriate.
    • Tap Create Profile to create and download the APN file.
    • At the prompt, choose "Install," and then "Replace."
    • When you see the "Profile Installed" screen, restart your iPhone.
    • When it's restarted, go to Settings, and disable Wi-Fi. Check the on the upper left of the iPhone screen, and it should say Edge or 3G.

Tips

  • With AT&T, you may want to buy a data or messaging plan, but for data to work you'll need to change your APN.
  • Another option: H2O Wireless will sell you pre-paid plan similar to GoPhone. They contract with AT&T to use the AT&T network. Unlike AT&T, they will not hassle you if you want to supply your own unlocked iPhone. Buy a SIM card directly from them, or buy an H2O Wireless SIM on eBay. Make sure you get a micro size SIM card.
  • If you'd like to use a T-Mobile Sim you'll need an unlocked iPhone.
  • AT&T may discover you're using an iPhone in ways they don't intend for you to use, and may either shut down your account or bill you. Then again, they may not!

Warnings

  • For T-Mobile data-plan users: You can only use the Edge network on your phone; T-Mobile's 3G service will not work on an iPhone.
  • Verizon iPhones do not have accessible SIM cards.

Things You'll Need

  • AT&T micro SIM card

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How to Hard Reset an iPhone

Like all computers, the Apple iPhone occasionally needs a reboot. You can do this by giving it a "hard reset". This does not remove app, songs, contacts or anything else stored on your iPhone. It basically just reboots the phone without following the normal shutdown procedures.....
Like all computers, the Apple iPhone occasionally needs a reboot. You can do this by giving it a "hard reset". This does not remove app, songs, contacts or anything else stored on your iPhone. It basically just reboots the phone without following the normal shutdown procedures.

Steps

  1. Press-hold the Home button (big circle below the screen) and the Sleep/Wake button (on top of the iPhone) simultaneously.
  2. Continue holding both buttons until the iPhone shuts off and begins to restart. This will take anywhere from 15-60 seconds.
    • Assuming your iDevice isn't totally crashed and unresponsive, you will be offered the ability to power off at this point. If you take that option, remember to turn your phone back on when you are done. Alternatively, you can ignore the power off request and continue holding continue following the steps below.
  3. You may let go when you see the silver Apple logo. You have now completed the hard reset successfully.
  4. Don't be alarmed that it takes quite a while to load from the Apple logo to the main screen. This is normal.

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Warnings

  • It's best not to hard reset or reboot your iPhone if you can avoid it. When given the option of powering down and just restarting, take that option.

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