Category Archives: iOS

What I Thought Was An iOS 4.3 Bug

Good evening everyone!

If you have an iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably updated to iOS 4.3 yesterday or today. I really like iOS 4.3 and I find it very snappy compared to iOS 4.2.1. I also notice that I’m getting better reception on AT&T’s 10.0 carrier file as well!

Anyway, after updating to iOS 4.3, I noticed that my photos didn’t sync. I got an error telling me that my iPhone didn’t have enough free space. I had 4 GB of photos on my phone. I had 6 GB available. Now I’m thinking, “What the heck?!”

I did some research and nothing really turned up throughout the course of the day. So I decided to just experiment and try to fix it.

After poking around in iPhoto and iTunes, I finally found my solution. It’s very tedious, but it worked for me.

I opened up iTunes and unchecked everything under the photos tab under my iPhone and then synced my phone. A message popped up and asked me if I wanted to delete the photos from my phone. I said yes. At this point, I also deleted ALL my music off my iPhone as well. At this point, the only items left on my phone were all my apps.

I opened up iPhoto and created a new empty album. I moved 3,000 pictures from the “old” album to the new one. I then plugged in my iPhone and synced it with iTunes. I went into the photo tab and turned on sync photos and then selected the new album to sync that contained the 3,000 pictures. As soon as I clicked it, it told me that it would take up 7 GB of space on my phone! So 3,000 pics = ~7 GB usage of iPhone space!

I then synced it. It went through the optimization first followed by copying the pictures to my phone. As soon as both of those were done, the Photo size decreased from taking up 7 GB on my iPhone to 1.18 GB. Now this makes more sense to me.

I repeated the above step; moving 3,000 pics per sync, and finally after 4 syncs, I had all the pics back on the phone.

I then opened up iPhoto and deleted the old album and I changed the name of the new album back to the name of the old album. iTunes recognized this and automatically applied the changes.

Now I just had to re-add all my music, books, etc and I was back in business.

This is a very tedious process, but if you want to carry a lot of pics with you from one or more albums, then this is the best solution I thought up.

I hope, if anyone has this problem, that everyone finds this useful.

Thanks everyone and goodnight!

iOS 4.3 Beta Features…So Far…

Good afternoon everyone!  Happy Mondays…ok, Monday’s aren’t usually great anyway.  🙂

Over the weekend, Apple iOS developers discovered some pretty cool stuff in the beta release of iOS 4.3.  Here are some of the things to note:

New iPad Gestures.  These are “possible” new gestures for the iPad that Apple “might” implement later on, but for now they’re there for testing.

AirPlay for Third Party Apps and Web Apps!  Yes, you read right!  Developers can now take advantage of the AirPlay APIs and stream video content from their apps to an Apple TV 2.  It would be cool if this worked for games too!  As far as AirPlay for web apps go, developers will need to put in strings of H.264  code as well as the special containers that will allow Safari to recongize if the content has been authorized to utilize AirPlay.  This is probably in place so movie/TV studios don’t freak out with unauthorized content being streamed to TVs.

New FaceTime icon.  The background is Silver now.  I think it will be most noticeable on the iPod Touch.

Full Screen iAd adds for the iPad.  We all know what iAds are so there’s no need to explain this further.

You can now configure the side switch on the iPad to be either rotation lock or mute/silent switch!  So for you people who miss rotation lock switch on the iPad, you’re getting a choice.

Someone found new camera lens effects buried in a plist file.  You can’t use them yet, but it sounds like Photo Booth for the Mac will be making its way to the iPhone.

There are new Repeat Alert Message settings.  You can now customize how often you want to hear a repeated alarm for a missed text message.  You can set it from twice to ten times!  However, it looks like you can’t turn it off totally, so you’ll have to choose which setting you want.  Remember, this is beta 1, so there’s time for Apple to re-add the on/off switch

Looks like there’s a new transparent keyboard layout.  It looks rather cool.  I’ve also heard that it is more responsive than previous keyboards.

It also looks like the App Store Updates section is getting a facelift.  It has a close resemblance to the Mac App Store that launched a couple weeks ago.

Looks like the iPad got a new font as well.

It looks like there are HTTP Live Streaming Stats too.  Wonder what that’ll be useful for.  We’ll see

Oh one more feature… 🙂

I saved the best for last.  Personal Hotspot!  Yup, not just for the VeriPhone, but for GSM phones as well.  I’m assuming it’s going to be activated on carrier by carrier bases.  I hope (very wishful thinking) that AT&T allows US iPhone users to utilize this pretty cool feature.  Hopefully they increase data caps as well for it!

Anyway, I think that covers the list of “possible” features we’ll see in iOS 4.3.  As with any beta release, Apple can easily add or take away features at any time.

Oh, one last note.  Apple is saying farewell to the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G with is iOS release.  Apple has dropped iOS support all together for these devices.  Hopefully this has been helpful for you.  What do you think of these features and what would you like to see in future iOS 4.3 betas or even the official 4.3 release?  Feel free to comment.

Please RT: Possible iPhone DST Bug Fix

Good afternoon everyone 🙂

My cousin discovered something important that I thought I’d pass along to you all.

I’m sure some of you with iPhones running iOS 4.1 have noticed your reoccurring alarms going off an hour late due to this rather bad bug. Well my cousin found a solution that has worked flawlessly so far.

1. Delete all of your alarms
2. Turn your iPhone off, the power it on
3. Re-add your alarms
4. Turn your iPhone off again, then power it up

That should fix your iPhone alarm woes. It has worked for him. It might work for you too.

If this solution has worked for you, and you wish to thank him, his twitter name is TheSilverFlash.

***DISCLAIMER*** He’s using an iPhone 3GS (32 GB) running iOS 4.1. This fix may or may not work for you.