Archive for July, 2011
One of the biggest problems iPad repair companies are seeing these days is issues with Wifi interference. Wifi interference can be a problem for all Apple devices, so here is a quick guide to troubleshooting the main causes.
If you’re experiencing continuing Wifi problems with your iOS device, it gets pretty frustrating to do even the simplest things, like check email and use your GPS. But luckily there are some great workarounds that can help you get the most out of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch Internet usage.
Here are four simple ways to get rid of Wifi interference from Tipb
Reset/reboot your router and your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Start out with a clean slate.
Reposition your route in case a particularly dense object like a wall, elevator shaft, etc. is getting in the way of the signal.
Change your Wi-Fi router channel. Sometimes a microwave can interfere, sometimes other devices.
Try the low end, high end, and middle until you find what works best.For iPad 2, try switching to the 5 GHz band. There’s much less interference on that frequency.
Be sure to be on the lookout for other causes of regular interference. It could be a microwave, garage door opener, Bluetooth streaming or any one of a number of identifiers.
iPad 2 users in general have reported Wifi issues. What has been your experience with Wifi use in your iOS device? Leave a comment below.
iPhone 4 Repair If you want to download YouTube or Vimeo videos directly to your iPhone or iPad, now you can. What makes it even better, you don’t need a jailbroken device.
When you open TagDisk you will see the “Disk” screen. Click the browser on the bottom toolbar and type “youtube.com” into the address bar.
When you get to the YouTube home page, search for videos you want to keep. When you find a video to download, hold down the link with your finger and a menu pops up. Choose “Download Link” and the video will download to your device.
As the video downloads, you can move on and queue multiple videos and they will download sequentially to your device. Once your downloads are finished, click the “Disk” icon in the lower toolbar and go to Documents where your downloaded videos are stored. Now you can click on any of the downloaded videos and watch them anytime, regardless of network connection.
iPhone Repair – When you’re using your iPhone and a call comes through, you get two choices – answer the call or decline it. But what about the times when you get a call and your iPhone is locked? At that point, the only option that seems available to you is to “slide to answer” the call with the slide bar at the bottom. What if you’re in a meeting or handing important business where your ringer is a terrible distraction? Luckily there are ways to handle these situations.
If you want to simply silence your iPhone and let the call go to voicemail as if you “didn’t have your iPhone on you at the time” – tap the volume or sleep/wake buttons.
But if you feel like being a little extra ruthless and want to immediately send the caller to voicemail, as in “you’re bothering me, just leave a message” – tap the sleep/wake button twice in a row and hopefully the person will take the hint and won’t immediately hang up and call back (as happens far too often).
Have a question or comment? Any tips you’d like us to share in the future? We welcome responses below.
iPhone repair can be a confusing process when you’re upset about your favorite device being out of commission. So now AT&T is beginning its iPhone insurance plan on Sunday. For the meager sum of $5 a month, iPhone owners can have the peace of mind of knowing their iPhones are covered in the event of loss, theft, physical damage, liquid damage and mechanical/electrical failure after the original manufacturer warranty has expired. But will this plan save you money on iPhone repair in the long run?
Here are the key terms of service as outlined on the AT&T page:
- $4.99 Monthly Premium: Per mobile number enrolled and a non-refundable deductible for each approved claim
- Incidents Covered: Lost, stolen, accidental damage and mechanical or electrical failure after the manufacturer’s warranty period has expired
- Non-Refundable Deductible: $50/$125 per approved claim, depending on the device model
- Replacement Time: Next business day (in most cases)
- Claim Limits: Two claims within any consecutive 12 months, with a maximum device value of $1500 per claim
- Replacement Equipment: Claims may be fulfilled with a new or remanufactured device. Colors, features and accessory compatibility are not guaranteed.
- Cancellation Policy: Cancel anytime and receive a prorated refund of your unearned premium
While this plan may seem like a good investment at face value, a deeper look into your iPhone repair options suggests it may not save you any money in the long run.
For a year of the AT&T insurance, you’re already paying $60. Then let’s say you break your iPhone’s screen glass, requiring you to pay a deductible up to $125. That’s $185 you’ll be spending to have your iPhone repaired. The plan says you could be as little as $50 for your deductible, but it doesn’t outline under what situation you would only have to pay $50, so it’s reasonable to assume (since they are AT&T after all) that you’ll be charged the maximum.
According to the leading iPhone repair website, it costs approximately $115 to get your iPhone screen glass repaired. You can see then that using a one-time service for iPhone repair is cheaper in the long run than paying every month for an insurance plan.
What do you think? Will you be purchasing the AT&T insurance plan for your iPhone? Leave a comment below.