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iPhone at LBL

Note: Information on this page refers to iPhone 3.0 software released by Apple on June 17, 2009.  If your menus look different, you need to upgrade!

Summary: What Works

iPhone is a supported and recommended smartphone platform.  That means that you can expect to get support from LBL whether or not your iPhone is owned by the Lab.  

System

Yes/Partial/No

Comments

Email

Yes (Gmail)

Search of email via IMAP can time out.

Calendar

Yes (Gcal)

 

Directory

Yes

In 3.0+, you can use the LDAP directory as described below.

NextBus

Yes

Via Safari

m.lbl.gov

Yes

Via Safari

LBL Provided iPhones

IT Division can provide you with a Lab provided iPhone and service with appropriate approvals.  Learn more>>>

Lab GMAIL Email Configuration (New Standard)

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/google/iPhone+configuration+for+Gmail

Directory Configuration

You can now look up people in the LBL Directory directly from your iPhone contacts.A step by step tutorial is here>>

Calendar Configuration

https://commons.lbl.gov/display/google/Configuring+iPhone

Other LBL Applications

VPN:

The Lab now offers VPN Service on the iPhone! You can access internal only lab sites from your iPhone. Configuration instructions can be found here. The software can be downloaded from software.lbl.gov.

LBNL-Employee WiFi:

You can now connect to the Lab's lbnl-employee wifi with your iPhone, iPod or iPad. To use LBNL-Employee wireless, download the configuration here from your iPhone, iPod or iPad via Safari. Follow the instructions on your device to complete the configuration.  After you install this profile it will prompt you for your LDAP username and password.  The profile will be good until you change your ldap password.  If you change your ldap password; please remove this profile from your IOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod) device and download and re-install this profile again.

iPhone news (offsite)

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iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50 - CNET

CNET

iPhone beats Samsung in court, but Apple has to pay you $50
CNET
The iPhone won a huge -- and lucrative -- legal battle against Samsung Galaxy phones, but will wind up giving some of it back to pissed-off iPhone owners, and next-gen iPhone chips might already be underway. Here's what happened in the world of iPhone ...
Apple Loop: New iPhone Design Leaked, MacBook Air's WWDC Gamble, Apple's Powerful iPhone AdvantageForbes
iPhone to unlock hotel doors, act as virtual transit card after iOS 12 updateBGR
Apple to unlock iPhone's NFC chip capabilities in June, report saysAppleInsider
Motley Fool -SlashGear -9to5Mac -The Information
all 28 news articles »
Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem - Forbes - Forbes

Forbes

Apple Promotes Powerful Privacy Tools For iPhone, iPad, Mac Users In GDPR Response - Forbes

Forbes

Apple Promotes Powerful Privacy Tools For iPhone, iPad, Mac Users In GDPR Response
Forbes
Apple didn't need to do anything to meet the stringent requirements of the new EU law, called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force on May 25 - it already practised such good privacy hygiene that its existing precautions ...

and more »
Let's do it again: One iPhone killer dies, another is born - Macworld

Macworld

Let's do it again: One iPhone killer dies, another is born
Macworld
It's hard to believe it's been a year since the Essential phone was first teased, heralding an avalanche of unbridled enthusiam as pundits pointedly predicted its iPhone-killing ability. The Verge called it an “incredibly audacious and ambitious ...

Apple Knew The iPhone 6 Had a Bending Problem But Sold it Anyway - Thrillist

Thrillist

Apple Knew The iPhone 6 Had a Bending Problem But Sold it Anyway
Thrillist
Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were plagued with issues. If you flash back to 2014, scores of customers complained about the phones' susceptibility to bending, with the durability of the new products called into question by YouTubers and the general ...
Documents Reveal Apple Was Aware of iPhone 6 'Bendgate' Issues ...ExtremeTech
Court docs show Apple knew about the bendiness of the iPhone 6, 6 PlusArs Technica
Apple's iPhone battery replacement credit atones for batterygate ...TechRadar
PCMag -Techaeris -Notebookcheck.net (press release) -Motherboard
all 36 news articles »
Apple Accidentally Exposes New iPhone Decision - Forbes

Forbes

Apple Accidentally Exposes New iPhone Decision
Forbes
It doesn't take a genius to work out this will be the same cable Apple ships with its new iPhones, and the price cut was facilitated by the massive new economy of scale generated from Apple ordering millions to go with every next-generation iPhone and ...
The Best Part of the Next iPhone Might Be Its ChargerPopular Mechanics
Belkin's new audio cable lets iPhone users skip the dongleCult of Mac
Belkin Launching Lightning to 3.5mm Audio Cable for iPhonesMac Rumors
9to5Mac -Belkin
all 21 news articles »
How to quickly translate webpages in Safari for iPhone and iPad - iMore (press release) (blog)

iMore (press release) (blog)

How to quickly translate webpages in Safari for iPhone and iPad
iMore (press release) (blog)
Skip to main content. Forums · Shop; Toggle Search. iPad (6th Gen) · Forums · iPhone X · iPhone 8 · Apple Watch Series 3 · Apple TV 4K · iOS 11 · Pokemon Go · macOS High Sierra · iPad Pro · Amazon Prime Day 2018. On the fly translation ...

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  1. Read:

    Google Sync: Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync

    http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740

    Getting Started

    1. Open the Settings application on your device's home screen.
    2. Open Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
    3. Tap Add Account....
    4. Select Microsoft Exchange. OS 4.0+ now allows multiple Exchange accounts. However, if you're on a device that doesn't let you add a second account, you could also use CalDAV to sync Google Calendar and IMAP to sync Gmail.

    Note important changes in the following section:

    Enter Account Info

    5. In the Email field, enter your full LBNL email address.
    6. Set the Domain field to lbl.gov.
    7. Enter your LBNL LDAP user name  as the Username.
    8. Enter your LBNL LDAP password as the Password.
    9. Tap Next at the top of your screen.
    9a. Choose Cancel if the Unable to Verify Certificate dialog appears.
    10. When the new Server field appears, enter m.google.com.
    11. Press Next at the top of your screen again.

    12. Select the Google services (Mail, Calendar, and Contacts) you want to sync.

    13. Unless you want to delete all the existing Contacts and Calendars on your phone, select the Keep on my iPhone option when prompted. This will also allow you to keep syncing with your computer via iTunes.

    If you want to sync only the My Contacts group, you must choose to Delete Existing Contacts during the Google Sync install when prompted. If you choose to keep existing contacts, it will sync the contents of the "All Contacts" group instead. If there are no contacts on your phone, the latter will happen -- the contents of your All Contacts group will be synced.

    1. A note that IT cannot/will not support contacts syncing (meaning you are welcome to turn it on, but the helpdesk cannot assist and there is no support at all).  While a few people have had good experiences, a number have also had very strange outcomes where contacts were lost, modified, and otherwise messed up.  There is definitely the possibility that Google will repopulate your My Contacts group against your will and that this will sync to your iphone regardless of whether you follow the instructions above.