The iPhone 5 is such an amazing device, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by its fantastic features. Some consider it even better than the latest model, the iPhone 6. On the other hand, it can also be easy to get frustrated with some of its annoying quirks. The iPhone 5 is not perfect, but fortunately, there are workarounds for its hiccups to make your use practically stress-free:
iPhone’s latest operating system iOS 8 now comes with a trash bin for photos, so there’s no need to worry about deleting photos by accident. However, if you actually want to delete photos, then go to your Photos app, head onto Photos, click the ‘Recently Deleted’ album, hit ‘Select,’ then ‘Delete All.’ If you’re not on iOS 8 yet, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your device
Unable to Connect Over 4G
Some iPhone users complain that they can’t connect to 4G even in a good coverage area. Before you bring in your device for iPhone repairs, try to see if this works: at the top of your Settings menu, toggle your phone’s Airplane Mode on and off. This will reset the radio so it will connect over 4G again. If that doesn’t do the trick, turn off 4G momentarily. 4G may be faster, but it won’t be doing you much good if it’s not working.
Inactive Apps in the Background
With iPhones, once you launch an app, it remains in operation until you manually shut it down. Rebooting your phone doesn’t help. If you want to let these apps remain open but simply want to silence their chatter, go to Settings>Notifications, then turn these off for each application. If that’s not enough, turn all options to Off.
Really Delete That U2 Album
Shortly after U2 released their new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes, a wave of backlash ensued, mostly from people who didn’t want something appearing on their iPhones without permission. The album is really hard to remove, and the easiest way to get rid of it is to go to http://itunes.com/soi-remove, and type in your Apple ID information. The album will consequently be deleted.
What about problems you can’t fix?
The iPhone 5 really sets the standard in iPhones and in smartphones in general. If you’re an iPhone 5 lover, naturally, you’ll want to hold on to your device as long as you can, or until a better version comes along. If you encounter any problems with it that can’t be given a quick fix, take your device to iPhone repair specialists in Melbourne, like TelcoWorld.
How to Fix iOS 8’s Biggest Annoyances, Lifehacker
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