Thursday, May 12th, 2016
With each update, iOS users end up with a smorgasbord of features that were not available before. The problem is that most people don’t even know they exist. The following are just some of the many iOS features that rolled out with 9.3
You’ve probably heard you shouldn’t use your iPhone or iPad before bed because it can keep you from sleeping well at night. Well, that’s not true anymore. You can use it, as long as you turn the Night Shift on. The Night Shift reduces the blue wavelength of the screen. Just go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.
Yes, Wi-Fi calling. You can now call people through Wi-Fi rather than use airtime charges (if you don’t have unlimited). You will need to turn this feature on by going to Settings>Phone>Wi-Fi Calling.
AT&T Users: Guess what? You can call internationally with Wi-Fi calling!
Everyone is loving GIFs, especially since they are now a big part of Twitter. You can create GIFs easily with iOS 9 with it’s Live Photos feature. All you have to do is hold your finger on the picture when you view it afterwards and you’ll get a little live motion from when the picture was taken.
Bonus: Save your GIF as a wallpaper, for a really cool effect.
Forgot your charger? No worries; just turn low power on and you’ll likely save the battery long enough until you can get to it. Just go to Setting>Battery and then turn the low power setting on.
Before iOS 9.3, you had to tap each image you wanted to select. Now, you can simply drag your finger across the images to select them.
On the iPad, you can them select a word or sentence easier. Just tap your finger two times and then spread them to highlight what you want to select.
If you want to work while watching YouTube on the iPad, go ahead and use the picture in picture video. You can simply tap on the picture in picture icon to bring YouTube or whatever you’re watching to the top corner making it smaller, and then bring up the app you want to work in.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about your iOS device. Have fun with these new features! If you ever have any issues with your device, remember iResQ. Our certified techs will take care of any problems you may have with your iPhone, iPad, and/or iPod.
Friday, April 15th, 2016
Charging cords aren’t meant to last forever. When you take the charger, plug it into the iPod and then into the outlet over and over again, it makes sense it starts to show some wear. The good news is that you don’t have to throw your charger away when it breaks. The following are some ways you can fix the cord.
Usually, the problem is in the plugin part of the charger. You need remove the white casing to get to the part that’s broken. You can do this with a small knife like one that’s part of a Swiss Army knife.
Once you have that taken off, you’ll want to cut the wire where it is broken. Don’t worry, you’ll be able to see it because it will be frayed. It would be best to resolder the wire, but you don’t need to do it. You can then remove the rubber from the outside of the wire to see the foil. Expose the wire enough for you to work with it. You should now have three wires coming out of both the plug and the cord.
At this point, you need to use heat shrink tubing and a butane lighter to bring together the red, black, and white wires. Twist them together and secure with electrical tape. Be sure the wires are twisted together to make a connection or all of this work will be useless.
You can plug it in now, and if you did everything right, you’ll be set to go. You will have a charger that works perfectly without having to buy a new one.
If you continue to have charging issues, you may want to try a new charger. If that doesn’t work, it could be the battery. Our certified technicians have a lot of experience replacing batteries in all models of iPods. Visit our battery replacement page for iPods to find the one you need. If you have any questions about your iPod charging or any other difficulties you’re having, please contact us by phone or email. We are happy to help.
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Many people never consider using iResQ as a place to get what they need for gift giving this holiday season. They simply see iResQ as just an iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook repair place that is only needed when a device breaks. The truth is that iResQ is perfect for holiday gift giving. Consider giving one of these gifts to your loved ones.
Thousands of people purchased the iPhone 5C when it came out because of the cool colors. Over the last few months, many people either had a scratched back cover or want to change the color of the one they purchased. We provide back cover replacements. You can choose from a wide assortment of colors such as:
All you need to do is go to our iPhone 5C repair page to select the color you’d like to choose.
People walk around with a cracked screen on their iPhone, smartphone, iPod, and iPad for months. They don’t like it, but feel they have no choice because they don’t have the money to repair it. For Christmas, you may to give the gift of a brand new screen. It’s almost as if you’re getting the person a brand new device, but for much less than what you would pay for a new one.
We can replace the screen on all devices. Simply go to our iResQ homepage and click on the device you need the screen replaced on, and then look for the screen replacement service.
The holidays are about giving from the heart. You know how important your loved ones’ devices are to them. Give them the gift of having a new looking one. They will appreciate it and you’ll save them money because they will either have to pay for the repair eventually or buy a brand new device.
If you want to give your loved ones’ a repair as a surprise, we suggest making up a coupon for the person. The person can then give you the coupon to cash in on the repair. You can then pay for the repair while the device owner sends it in for whatever repair he or she desires.
Let us know if you need any help or have any questions. We would be happy to assist you with your holiday gift giving.
Image courtesy of Serge Bertasius Photography from FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Monday, November 11th, 2013
As a special tribute to our veterans today, we wanted to share this NJ iPod repair story. We received an iPod from a Navy veteran. He told us his beloved iPod went through two war zones with him, and many times, it was the only thing that could get him through the most difficult times.
When the iPod stopped operating, he rushed to the Apple store to see if could be saved. While there, he began to cry. He could not stand to know that he could possibly lose the one thing that saved his sanity so many times.
The good news is the Apple tech reported the iPod just needed a new battery. To save money, this veteran decided to send his device to us for a battery replacement.
We were happy to replace the battery for him. It was no problem for our technicians to do it, and get it back to him quickly for a much lower price than Apple wanted to charge him.
The iPod is the most important thing to him. We replaced the battery, tested it out, and send it right back to him the same day we received it. He now has his iPod and can listen to all of the great music he listened to for years. We’re sure he is relieved.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
The silver Nano came into us with a report that said that the On/Off switch wouldn’t work and the screen wouldn’t light up.
The customer explained that he had washed the Nano in the washing machine. It was unintentional, of course.
When he discovered what happened to his precious music machine, he removed it from the washer and placed it in the freezer for 48 hours. He heard that this was a good way to save a water damage iPod Nano, but it didn’t work quite as he hoped.
It was fine the day he took it out of the freezer, but after a week, the Nano started to act up. The screen wouldn’t light up, so he couldn’t see a thing he was doing. Everything else worked fine. He could hear his music and he could sync it to iTunes.
Over time though, the sound stopped, and even with a Restore it wouldn’t come back. It had died…
When we received it, we found out that that there was water damage in the headphone jack, which likely caused the sound to not work, and there was iPod Nano water damage under the screen and logic board. There was also corrosion on the logic board.
This is a good lesson to everyone. NEVER wash your iPod Nano!
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