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Resetting an iPhone 5

By learninmypc
Oct 7, 2013
  1. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Maybe for a jail-broken iPhone. There isn't a lot of tweaking you can do to a regular one. I looked for clock widget and keyboard replacement for my iPhone 4 couple months ago, because I wanted it to look and feel like my Android phone. Found none. I did find some articles saying iOS is pretty much locked down and doesn't allow apps to have too much control. So I left it as is. It's my work phone so I didn't want to violate the IT policy by jail breaking it. In my opinion, my 2+ yr old Galaxy phone had a better user experience out of the box.
     
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  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Thanks, I'll continue watching my tv programs on my pc.:)
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    ???? :confused:
     
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    That's probably what happens when you send multiple photos in the same email.
     
  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    I was afraid that was the answer, thanks.
     
  6. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    I've only done it couple times, but I've never encountered that. Nor have I seen that in emails from coworkers. Maybe because our emails go thru the Exchange server. Maybe multiple files are zipped when the email goes thru non-Exchange server. Have you tried here?

    https://discussions.apple.com/community/iphone
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Thank you Rabbit01, I've bookmarked it & will check it out.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Rabbit01 & St1ckM4n , I wasn't aware the battery charger cord doubled as a photo transfer cord also. All my pictures are transferred off the iPhone, thank you. :)
     
  9. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Yes, most phones' USB cables serve as both charging & data cable. And if you do a lot of file transfer and get tired of plugging & unplugging the cable, there are file manager apps that can do that via wi-fi. You will need to enable sharing of the folder, if not already, where you plan on transferring the files to though.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Thank you Rabbit01. :)
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    What security programs do I need for my iPhone?
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    I just got what I thought was an update similiar to MS updates since it did mention "bug fixes".
    Once it completed, I found the 3 apps I downloaded gone. I'll have no problem getting them back hopefully, but that is why I quit using iTunes years ago.Everytime I updated iTunes, it was a BIG hassle.
    If these IOS updates require me to redownload the same apps, what a *****.:mad:
     
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,475   +624

    None.

    Updates to the OS of the phone come from: Settings > General > Software Update.

    Don't know why your apps disappeared. Try dragging down on the screen to bring up the search box, and search for em.
     
  14. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Earlier this afternoon I asked a friend why the #1 was on settings on mine & she said something about notifications. Ok, I admit I got too nosey (impatient) & decided to go for it & thats when I saw part of a phrase mentioning bug fixes.
    As of now, I've got said apps back but its still not operating the way it was. I'll get used to it, hopefully,lol. Thanks :)
     
  15. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Ok,my bad. Tired & a bit impatient, I found the apps I thought were gone. Thanks for your patience, still learning my PC/iPhone.
     
  16. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Just after I got this iphone I successfully changed the desktop wallpaper. Well, earlier I tried to change it again but the directions were different, here http://www.dummies.com/how-to/conte...as-wallpaper-on-your-iphone.navId-407183.html
    "
    To select an image as your iPhone wallpaper:
    1. Tap the picture.
      Make sure the picture controls are displayed.
    2. Tap the icon at the bottom left (the one that looks like an arrow trying to escape from a rectangle)." . That part is correct. picture in next post since it won't let me attach it here.
     
  17. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

  19. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Dis regard. After a lot of BS I finally gave up & found out it had been changed to what I wanted.:confused:
     
  20. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    On iPhone 4, pressing & hold the home button, then pressing the power button will capture the screen. Probably does the same on iPhone 5.
     
  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Ok, but what I'm trying to do is use a saved picture for my desktop picture.
    Everything was working fine till that first software update. Since then, icons changed color/shape & directions that once worked,don't. :eek:
     
  22. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    Whatever it was that you used to take a picture of the screen (post #42), just saying there's a build-in method.
     
  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Ok, in post #42, once I held the iphone horizontal, there was a wallpaper icon not visible the way I was holding it when I posted. My bad. I'm too damn impatient & wanting solutions before I think of them. I think that makers sense. I do thank you for your patience with me.
     
  24. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TS Booster Posts: 902   +39

    I changed mine via Settings > Wallpapers & Brightness.
     
  25. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,387   +240

    Thank you. I didn't know that route.(y)
     
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