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Old 10-20-2009, 08:06 PM   #916
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Ok, had a weird thing happen today to my iphone.. mind you i have had it less than a week -- it totally froze on me. I just hung up from a call, and went to open up an app, and it froze.. i couldn't do anything, not even shut it down! I was bummed!!
Thank goodness i was close to an AT&T store, and the woman there showed me that you have to press BOTH the power button AND the middle (home app) button thingie.. and wait for the apple symbol to appear and it will usally (usally she said...) will clear itself..

Has this happened frequently to anyone else? This was the first time it happened, but it made me a lil' upset -- i know -- it's similar to a computer, but man, all i kept thinking of, was -- "what if i break down right now, and can't make a call"...

I didn't know if this is "norm" behavior for this phone, or if it was a fluke.. Hopefully it's not the norm. I have a refurb, but i think it still has a 90 day warranty on it...
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:25 PM   #917
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Ok, had a weird thing happen today to my iphone.. mind you i have had it less than a week -- it totally froze on me. I just hung up from a call, and went to open up an app, and it froze.. i couldn't do anything, not even shut it down! I was bummed!!
Thank goodness i was close to an AT&T store, and the woman there showed me that you have to press BOTH the power button AND the middle (home app) button thingie.. and wait for the apple symbol to appear and it will usally (usally she said...) will clear itself..

Has this happened frequently to anyone else? This was the first time it happened, but it made me a lil' upset -- i know -- it's similar to a computer, but man, all i kept thinking of, was -- "what if i break down right now, and can't make a call"...

I didn't know if this is "norm" behavior for this phone, or if it was a fluke.. Hopefully it's not the norm. I have a refurb, but i think it still has a 90 day warranty on it...
We have four Iphones in our house and only had to do a soft reboot once and that was on my son's phone. Honestly, I just figured he did something to the phone to cause it to freeze cause kids do goofy things. I don't think the freezing is the norm though. Its simple enough to rectify if it happens again. I never had experience with any of our phones totally locking up and not rebooting so I wouldn't worry too much. If you think the phone is defective or something, then I'd run the Apple if your still within your warranty.
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #918
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Ok, had a weird thing happen today to my iphone.. mind you i have had it less than a week -- it totally froze on me. I just hung up from a call, and went to open up an app, and it froze.. i couldn't do anything, not even shut it down! I was bummed!!
Thank goodness i was close to an AT&T store, and the woman there showed me that you have to press BOTH the power button AND the middle (home app) button thingie.. and wait for the apple symbol to appear and it will usally (usally she said...) will clear itself..

Has this happened frequently to anyone else? This was the first time it happened, but it made me a lil' upset -- i know -- it's similar to a computer, but man, all i kept thinking of, was -- "what if i break down right now, and can't make a call"...

I didn't know if this is "norm" behavior for this phone, or if it was a fluke.. Hopefully it's not the norm. I have a refurb, but i think it still has a 90 day warranty on it...
First off I am not blond but anyway I have had my iphone for 2 months and never turned it off because I did not know how. It never locked up or froze, it worked just fine. Just happened to talk to a guy in the Apple store and he showed we how and told me there were updates I needed to downloand.

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:05 AM   #919
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Thanks.. I am assuming this was a *fluke* thing, If it happens again, i will stop by an apple store.. I know it has the latest downloads on it, as i just synced it less than a week ago.. and used the most current update..
Hoping it was just a minor meltdown ( i must have a female iphone.. LOL)
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:40 PM   #920
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I would put it in a plastic ziplock baggie before going on wet rides. I do this my camera and phone. Just to be safe. My son spilled a glass of water on his itouch and it still works (luckily!) but I wouldn't take chances.
That's what I'm thinking I will definitely do. I doubt we'll go on any wet rides but never know!
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:39 PM   #921
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:25 PM   #922
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Ok I have a question here!
I have my iphone, and I have a netbook, but I do not have internet service at the cottage.
However I can get the internet through my iphone.
Is there a way I can use my iphone to get internet on my netbook while I am at the cottage?
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Old 10-23-2009, 01:29 PM   #923
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Ok I have a question here!
I have my iphone, and I have a netbook, but I do not have internet service at the cottage.
However I can get the internet through my iphone.
Is there a way I can use my iphone to get internet on my netbook while I am at the cottage?
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I assume you have a Canadian iPhone? Is it with Rogers? It looks like they do allow tethering (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/06/19/roger...ra-charge-unt/).

The iPhone itself permits tethering (getting online through your iPhone), but AT&T has not enabled that feature and has not announced pricing for enabling it.
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Old 10-23-2009, 02:14 PM   #924
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The iPhone itself permits tethering (getting online through your iPhone), but AT&T has not enabled that feature and has not announced pricing for enabling it.
Another perk of the jailbreak I've been able to tether since before it was "enabled" on the iPhone, and still can without paying our carrier's (o2) extortionate tethering pricing

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Old 10-23-2009, 03:02 PM   #925
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Wasn't someone asking about an app of Steve Barrett's Hidden Mickey's Guide? There is one now! It's called (aptly enough) Hidden Mickeys. It's $5.99
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:01 AM   #926
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I assume you have a Canadian iPhone? Is it with Rogers? It looks like they do allow tethering (http://www.tuaw.com/2009/06/19/roger...ra-charge-unt/).

The iPhone itself permits tethering (getting online through your iPhone), but AT&T has not enabled that feature and has not announced pricing for enabling it.

Thank you, yes I have a canadian iphone through Rogers.
This is nice to know, now I just have to figure out how to tether.
Can someone post a link to the how to's if it is not to much to ask!
I don't know how much extra they will charge for this, but I am thinking it will be worth it to us.
We go to our cottage almost every weekend from May through Nov.
We have no phone (land line) or internet at the cottage.
I was a Bell customer until Sept. 09 when my contract was up.
You can't get cell service out of our cottage unless you are a Rogers customer. So for that reason I switched.
Now I have an iphone!
I am having alot of fun learning about my iphone.
I am not a techy, usually when we get something new I let DH figure out everything and get him to show me the basics.
But with this I want to learn.
Thank you for helping me.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:27 AM   #927
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Thank you, yes I have a canadian iphone through Rogers.
This is nice to know, now I just have to figure out how to tether.
Can someone post a link to the how to's if it is not to much to ask!
I don't know how much extra they will charge for this, but I am thinking it will be worth it to us.
We go to our cottage almost every weekend from May through Nov.
We have no phone (land line) or internet at the cottage.
I was a Bell customer until Sept. 09 when my contract was up.
You can't get cell service out of our cottage unless you are a Rogers customer. So for that reason I switched.
Now I have an iphone!
I am having alot of fun learning about my iphone.
I am not a techy, usually when we get something new I let DH figure out everything and get him to show me the basics.
But with this I want to learn.
Thank you for helping me.
If you have a data plan of 1 gig or more tethering is free (for now anyways).

Go into settings/General/Network and turn tethering on. Plug your iphone into your laptop. Done. :-)

Be sure to turn tethering off when your not using it.


p.s., there is a chance there will be no tethering option in your menu. If thats the case you need to call rogers.
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Wasn't someone asking about an app of Steve Barrett's Hidden Mickey's Guide? There is one now! It's called (aptly enough) Hidden Mickeys. It's $5.99
Has anybody tried this app out? How does it compare to the HLM Hidden Mickey app at the app store? The reviews in the app store are pretty limited. . We are going to the World in about a week and it would be fun to add some Hidden Mickey magic to the trip.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:25 AM   #929
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If you have a data plan of 1 gig or more tethering is free (for now anyways).

Go into settings/General/Network and turn tethering on. Plug your iphone into your laptop. Done. :-)

Be sure to turn tethering off when your not using it.


p.s., there is a chance there will be no tethering option in your menu. If thats the case you need to call rogers.
I have the new iphone 32g 3gs and yes it has a tettering button.
I found it with ease thanks to you.
Thank you!
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Ok, had a weird thing happen today to my iphone.. mind you i have had it less than a week -- it totally froze on me. I just hung up from a call, and went to open up an app, and it froze.. i couldn't do anything, not even shut it down! I was bummed!!
Thank goodness i was close to an AT&T store, and the woman there showed me that you have to press BOTH the power button AND the middle (home app) button thingie.. and wait for the apple symbol to appear and it will usally (usally she said...) will clear itself..

Has this happened frequently to anyone else? This was the first time it happened, but it made me a lil' upset -- i know -- it's similar to a computer, but man, all i kept thinking of, was -- "what if i break down right now, and can't make a call"...

I didn't know if this is "norm" behavior for this phone, or if it was a fluke.. Hopefully it's not the norm. I have a refurb, but i think it still has a 90 day warranty on it...
I had this same problem with my phone when we were on vacation last week in Vegas. We took our phone to the Apple store and made an appt with a Genius who asked if I had the latest version. Because I had just done an update before we left for vacation, I insisted the phone was up to date. I felt like an idiot when he checked and it was NOT the most current version. For the record, the most current version as of today is 3.1.2 and the problem with freezing (per our Genius Alex) is a known behavior with the 3.1 version, hense the update to 3.1.2. Good luck!
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