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[Fix] What and Why are these Blue Dots on iPhone [iOS New Feature]

There is a new UI feature in the new iOS7 which puts a blue dot behind the name of the application which has been recently installed or which has been recently updated. Now in this post I will tell you that what does this signify and if your iPhone is automatically putting this in front of every application now and then (even if you don’t manually update it), then what is the reason behind it.

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This blue dots just tell you that after the install of that application or after its latest update you have not opened it once. The moment you open it, this blue dot will go away and there is not provision to completely remove it. However, if this comes on every application even if you don’t update it, then there is a small unknown setting on iPhone which has been doing this.

Reasons Why They Exist

Open the Settings section and then search for the option of App Store. Here you will see that the automatic updates option is toggled as ON, which means that as soon as the update arrives it uses the WiFi network through which your iPhone is connected and then updates that application. Hence, you see that Blue dot without doing anything.

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It may also happen if you will update the applications on your iTunes on desktop or laptop and then once your iPhone is synced with it, iTunes will replace all the old applications with the new updated versions and thus again you will see the same dot before the name of the updated applications (as they have not been opened since updated.)

Conclusion

This feature has really troubled many of the users. I just took a look at one of my friend’s iPhone and told him that you have not used this application till now. He was surprized that how did I tell him and so here goes the trick in this post. Please let us know if you face problem while following this tip or if you face any other problem on your iPhone.

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[Fix] Applications crash and iPhone hangs after iOS7 upgrade

With the upgrade of iOS7 (the latest major version of iOS) on iPhone 4 many users have complained that their iPhone is not lagging in UI and the applications are also crashing. In short they are putting it as their phone has gone really slow. One of the user complained on the Apple discussion that when he wants to call anyone then he has to wait for the iPhone to respond for about 10 to 12 seconds on every step. Now this is something very serious because the lag at this rate makes your iPhone completely useless. So, there are the steps which can help you to deal with this problem.

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How To Fix It

Step- 1

Upgrade your iPhone 4 to iOS7.0.3. This is the latest update of the iOS7. This update will fix many of the fixes on your iPhone and the lock-screen bypass problem which created a lots of problem among the users. This update will reduce the lag to a huge extent.

Step- 2

Try to close the applications regularly when you exit an application, make sure that when you double tap the home button you don’t a huge list of application in the row. Following the same logic in mind, delete all those application which you seldom use.

Step- 3

If the lag is unbearable, then take the backup of your iPhone 4 and then restore it with the backup.

Conclusion

These steps will really help you keep your iPhone4 stable and reduce the lag to a huge extent. After restoring the device, it responds really well but then after a month or two it might start doing the same things again. So, you can think of repeating the above again and again after an interval of 2 or 3 months. Please let us know if you face any problem while dealing with this issue.

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Location Services Problem After Google Search App Installation [iPhone]

Google Search application has got the new feature which includes the availability of Google Cards. These cards can serve many purpose, like telling you the weather and always keeping the route between your location and home location. But for all these features they actually use your location information all the time.

Few days I just saw that the location services icon was being by some application all the time, even if I am not using that application or even if my phone is locked and inside my pocket. The screenshot of the same has been mentioned below. Actually this was the bug in this application which has been recently taken care of.

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If you face anything like this again then, Open the Google Search application and then scroll down to the last options available there.

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You can will see a Location Services based icon, on tapping which you will be taken to another screen where you will have the option to turn off this location reporting feature which continuously uses the GPS data and thus monitors you all the time to show you the latest and the most updated information available on the Google Cards.

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Follow these steps to get rid of the extra usage of your battery and please let us know if you face any problem while dealing up with this tip.

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[Myth or Fact ] Does iPhone Charge Faster With iPad Charger ?

Generally people have a misconception that higher the power of the charger the faster it will charge their iPhone, that it the reason many of the users have mentioned on the apple discussion forum that their iPhone gets charged pretty fast with the help of iPad charger as compared to their iPhone charger. The other misconception users have is regarding the usage of the chargers, whether iPad charger can be used to charge iPhone or an iPhone charger be used to charge iPad. We will discuss about this in this post.

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I agree that iPhone charger is rated at 5 Watts and iPad charger is rated 10 Watts, but you should know that charging speed depends on the drawing capacity of the device. The maximum capacity for iPhone to draw current is till 5 Watts, so if you will use any charger which is rated below 5 Watts (charging through USB cable attached to your laptop gives 2.5 Watts) then the charging speed of iPhone will decrease but if you will use any charger which is rated more than 5 Watts then it will not charge any faster that your iPhone charger because iPhone has maximum current drawing capacity till 5 Watts, so when connected to a 10 Watt charger it will draw current only on 5 Watts.

Source

Voltage

Current

Power

PC USB

5 volts

0.5 amps

2.5 Watts

iPhone Charger

5 volts

1.0 amps

5 Watts

iPad Charger

5.1 volts

2.1 amps

10 watts

It is always suggested that you should charge your device with a low powered charging source, firstly it will take lot more time and secondly it barely damages your battery. Keeping this in mind, you should not charge your iPad with your iPhone charger (as iPad charger is rated 10 Watts and iPhone charger is rated at 5 Watts) and you should not charge your iPhone with USB cable attached to your laptop. So, you can use your iPad charger to charge iPad and iPhone both.

If you don’t agree then you can check the facts that iPad will 4 times longer when charger with USB cable connected to your Laptop and 2 times longer when charged with an iPhone charger. Similarly there will be not time difference when an iPhone is charged with an iPad charger and it will 2 times longer when charged with USB cable connected to your system.

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[Solved] Block Ads in Safari on iPhone, iPad

Browsing experience is always spoilt by the ads pop-up, whether you are browsing on your computer or on your phone, they will not leave you. Now when we have pop-up blockers in our browsers they still manage to overrule them by taking the advantage of our click on the links on the page. You might click a link for some purpose but apart from the useful page few more windows will pop-up as a result of your click, this can be tolerated to a certain limit when we are browsing on computer but when it comes to mobile phone this is intolerable.

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There are certain steps which can be taken in order to get rid of this problem, please read further to know how to stop ads in iphone while browsing.

Enable The Popup Blocker In Safari

As you can see a screenshot mentioned above, this is a settings section on your iPhone from where you can enable the popup blocker to avoid this problem to a certain extent.

Switch Off The Javascript Execution in Safari

You must have come across certain advertisements which sometimes appear on your browser screen using the javascripts, now these advertisements do not need click, infact if your mouse icon got hovered over it once then they will cover your whole page and play that ad. Similarly, there are more types in which these ads are present using javascript on your browser page. So, to avoid this problem you can switch off the Javascript section, but then there are many websites which use Javascript enabled login pages and home page. At last it gets tedious for the user to do again and again.

Try Different Browser On iPhone, iPad

The last option is to use other browsing application instead of Safari which have better ad-blocking features, for example Atomic Web Browser, which has got a very good rating for its various features but then if you want a free application then I will direct you towards ‘Perfect Browser’ or ‘Mini-Opera’.

Please let us know by your comments if the above steps do not solve your problem.

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Reset iPhone Without Passcode or Password

If you have forgotten the passcode of your iPhone then the only option you have is to restore it, it might happen that you will lose all the data on your iPhone, but if you have a habit of taking regular backup then you won’t have lost much of the data. In earlier firmware versions there will certain work around like going to the root directory through any of the iPhone explorer tools and then getting rid of the passcode file to bypass the forgotten passcode, or you might want to get inside your iPhone through emergency call screen, but then all these do not work anymore as with every upgrade in the firmware these have already been taken care of.

So, the only option you have is to restore your iPhone. Just follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. First of take the usual backup of your iPhone so that you should not lose any data after the restore is completed. Once this is done put your phone is DFU mode.
  2. In order to reset the passcode you cannot go for a normal restore because the passcode will not allow the user to do so. Now press the power button and home button simultaneously and your phone will get switched off, do not leave the phone unless you see an icon displaying data cable to be connected with iTunes symbol. As soon as you see this screen mentioned below, you should know that your phone has entered the recovery mode.
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  3. Now your iTunes will block all the options available for your phone and it will ‘popup’ a message asking you to restore your phone. So this way you can restore your phone get rid of the previous passcode and then use the last backup to put all the deleted data back on your iPhone.

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Apart from this I am sure that you will not find any other method to access your phone when you have forgotten the passcode. Even though if you manage to find one, then please do share with us.

 

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[Solved] Fix iPhone Camera Stuck at Shutter Does Not Open

Most of the users have reported that their Camera shutter does not open and whenever they open ‘Camera’ application then their Camera stuck on Shutter. Now this problem has many solutions and while performing these solutions I will suggest you to perform in the order as they have been mentioned in the post. So, let us start on with the solution.

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One of the most basic solution is to close this application by double tapping the home button and then hold any one of the icons for a long time, you will see ‘minus’ sign at the top of every icon. Just tap that ‘minus’ to close the application. In this case you will do this for Camera and then press home button to return back. Now open your camera again and there are certain chances that now your camera will work fine.

If the above mentioned solution does not work, then press and hold the power key until you see the red swipe key asking to switch off your iPhone. Now press the home Button unless this screen changes to normal home screen. Now again try to open your camera and this time might start working.

If the problem still exist then press and hold the power button unless it shows that screen as discussed above and then swipe to switch off your cellphone, now switch it on again by pressing the power key until you see the Apple logo. Restarting your iPhone might help you. Now again try to open ‘Camera’ it might work this time.

If you are reading this, then your problem has not been solved. Now go to Settings>General>Reset and then tap the option stating ‘Erase All Content and Settings’. This will take some time and meanwhile leave your phone unattended. This option as the name states will delete all the applications and all the data which is available on your iPhone and it will also forget all the settings which was done on your phone. You will have to re-configure your iPhone again, so it will advisable to take the backup and then perform this solution. After your configure it, tap the Camera app, now there are high chances for this problem to get resolved.

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If the problem is again unresolved, then Restore your iPhone, that’s what you can do now and for almost everyone this has worked but then you will have configure your iPhone and then iPhone for iTunes and its pretty time consuming

If the problem is still unresolved, then delete all the back created on your computer, by going to ‘C:\Documents and Settings\<Your Computer Name>\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup’, then restore your iPhone without taking any back up of your iPhone. This is the last solution which can be offered by me. Now if the problem still persists then I will suggest you to take your iPhone to Apple Care and then let me decide what to do with the problem.

Please let us know if you have some other solution to this problem.

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[Solved] Cannot Sign Into iMessage

Many users have faced this problem of not being able to sign-in to use iMessage, sometimes it pops-up saying that it is network error (though mobile is working perfectly with all the other applications or features available in the iPhone) and sometimes it says that the e-mail cannot be verified as is already being used somewhere else.

We will be providing you the correct method to activate iMessage service and moreover a probable solution to the problems mentioned above. Follow the steps mentioned below to activate ‘iMessage’ on your iPhone:-

Go to Settings and then tap ‘Message’ option, toggle the iMessage switch to ON, iPhone will ask you to pay charges to the carrier for switching ON this service.

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Then tap the ‘Receive at’ Section and then enter your mobile number, for iPhone your mobile number is always preferred, as most of the contacts in your phone list will know you by your mobile number rather than apple ID. Even if you want to add your Apple ID then go ahead but in the Call ID section choose your phone number as the caller ID.

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Now a problem may appear stating that Apple ID cannot be verified as the e-mail is already in use. Now as per solution searched on internet, they say that it is advisable that a common apple ID should not be used among multiple apple devices. So, make sure that apple ID is not being used anywhere else on other Apple devices and you will get rid of this error message.

You might face any other stating that the phone number is being verified and that verification ends, for this issue you can reset all the network settings and then restart your iPhone most of the times this has solves this problems.

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If any of the problem still persists after performing the steps mentioned above then you will have to go to the Date and Time settings and change that to automatic this also might get rid of you these, though this solution might seem awkward to you but actually this worked for many users.

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Please let us know if the problem still persists even after following these steps, put your problem in the comments section.