The iPhone Collective

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  1. vwlfan

    vwlfan Mouseketeer

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    I know the Dis boards shouldn't be our mobile device think tank / trouble shoot source but everyone is so responsive and helpful that I usually go here first before I go to the infernal Apple help boards.

    I have an IPad 3. My Bluetooth is turned off. I have screen brightness down as far as I can tolerate but lately the battery drain is getting really silly.

    Any ideas why? I do play Words with Friends a lot. And I have a lot of apps. Could a mystery one be pulling the battery so drastically?

    Any advice is appreciated.
     
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  3. Ariel484

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    I had my first unimpressive experience yesterday. I unknowingly misspelled the name of a street (I spelled it "Starlight" instead of "Starlite") and Maps was trying to navigate me to a completely different city...maybe I'm expecting too much from the app but I thought it should have kept me in the correct city and offered the correct spelling as an alternative. :confused3

    Hmm...do you close your apps? :confused3
     
  4. vwlfan

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    If by closing apps you mean at the bottom of the screen after pressing the home button.... Yes. I have been doing that..
     
  5. Ariel484

    Ariel484 DIS Veteran

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    Yes, that's what I meant. I hope you find a solution!
     
  6. CastawayJP

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    What about location services? That is a huge drain if the device is always trying to keep track of where you are. There are a lot of apps that ask for it, even when it seems useless. Try turning some of those off...

    Hope that helps!
     
  7. Justin Jett

    Justin Jett <font color=darkorchid>I will do my Elvis impressi

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    It is not hype at all. Apple has apologized for the flawed app.

    http://www.apple.com/letter-from-tim-cook-on-maps/
     
  8. GAN

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    Maybe it's just me, but this is starting to taste like "New Coke" .....
     
  9. CastawayJP

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    I saw the apology... But we all know that the media can affect the perception of a given situation. He could have been forced into issuing the statement because of pressure from the media.

    After more "research" on my part, it seems that some places (San Fran, San Jose) are better than others. I'll tell you this.... The Google and Apple maps have sucked equally in Bucharest!
     
  10. Stacy's a freak

    Stacy's a freak wrangles snakes

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    Have you also turned off the automatic push for emails? My iPhone drains terribly if it is constantly checking for emails so I set it to check only when I hit the email icon. Also by fiancé's new iPhone 5 had major battery issues until he was given a new SIM card. Does the iPsd have one of those that might be faulty?

    Sent from my iPhone using DISBoards
     
  11. Justin Jett

    Justin Jett <font color=darkorchid>I will do my Elvis impressi

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    Nobody forces Apple to do anything. Apple does what they want, when they want. That is power.
     
  12. sarahsar

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    I think the Apple Maps drama is an interesting situation. It seems like a rare misstep for Apple to put themselves in this position. They must have known they would be subject to intense scrutiny, as indeed they have been - much more than the original Google Maps app ever was. As anyone who used it knows, there were plenty of mistakes in Google Maps too.

    Consumer Reports just had a story about this, where they found that Apple Maps wasn't that bad. Note this is comparing Apple Maps to Google Maps for Android, which has more functionality than the iPhone version did (which is part of why Apple ditched Google for mapping). Consumer Reports generally is not particularly pro-Apple:

    http://news.consumerreports.org/car...on-showdown-apple-ios6-vs-google-android.html

    Here's another interesting story (from a pro-Apple website), about how the Motorola iLost ads used a fake address to make Apple Maps look bad. It's an interesting look at how the two apps deal with "wrong" addresses. I'm not sure that in this case Apple's method is worse:

    http://appleinsider.com/articles/12...torola-ad-faked-an-address-to-lose-ios-6-maps

    There are some real pluses to Apple Maps, in particular the vector graphics which make the data consumption much lower. From an eye candy standpoint, the flyover pictures, while different from Street View, are really nice too.

    I do think Apple has to get on top of the PR situation, though. Fair or not, people have very high expectations for what they put out, and the maps app is a critical one.
     
  13. CastawayJP

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    That is very true! :lmao:

    But even the great and powerful Apple has to succumb to the court of public opinion at some point!
     
  14. TiggerKez

    TiggerKez Earning My Ears

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    There is a cool new Disney App called OutSpotted! in the itunes store which my family LOVE to play against each other and other Dis fans. Have any of you guys tried it yet? I think it is fairly new.

    It is a spot the difference vs style game and features pics from the Different Walt Disney World parks.
     
  15. Maddysdaddy

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    Any T-Mobile users out there? Just wondering if their network upgrades have hit the parks and Orlando area, so iPhones are now able to access 4G/LTE speeds?
     
  16. mmccutche

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    Dish anywhere
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  17. disneysteve

    disneysteve You have to enjoy life, not go

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    I have a question I could use some help with. We recently noticed that when I add items to my portfolio in the built-in Stocks app, or when I add locations to the built-in Weather app, they show up on my daughter's iPod. We both have iCloud turned off everywhere we can think to have it turned off (what an incredibly annoying feature that is) but it still happens. Is there any possible way to keep this from happening?
     
  18. bleubell

    bleubell Earning My Ears

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    Do you share the same Apple ID? I had to set my daughter up with her own because she was receiving texts meant for me.
     
  19. disneysteve

    disneysteve You have to enjoy life, not go

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    Yes, all 3 of us share the same Apple ID. Always have. Every once in a while, we run into a conflict. We've also had trouble with certain games. If one person installs and plays a game then someone else installs it, they get the first person's game data, so only one of us can play certain games.

    So we need to each get our own Apple ID?
     
  20. sarahsar

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    I have never noticed that stocks or weather sync. I will check for that.

    Regarding Apple IDs, what works, although it is a bit convoluted to set up, is to share an AppleID for the store, so you don't have to buy apps, music, etc. more than once, but then have each person have their own ID other features, like the Game Center, email, iMessages, FaceTime, etc. You can log in with the ID you want to use for different things under Settings.
     
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