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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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Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug - The Verge

The Verge

Apple releases iOS 11.2.6 to fix iPhone crash bug
The Verge
Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 today, which includes a bug fix for the Indian language (Telugu) character that crashes an iPhone and makes apps like Messages, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp inaccessible. The bug was discovered last week, allowing ...
Apple Releases Important iOS 11.2.6 Update: What Features Are Included?Forbes
New iPhone bug blocks users from chat appsThe Week UK
Twitter trolls are exploiting the latest Apple bug to crash your iPhone by posting a rogue Indian character into ...Daily Mail
Business Insider -Mashable -Alphr
all 133 news articles »
Apple Leak Reveals Significant iPhone Design Changes - Forbes

Forbes

Apple Leak Reveals Significant iPhone Design Changes
Forbes
The analysts claim the range itself will be comprised of three iPhone X-based designs: a second generation iPhone X, larger iPhone X Plus and new, cheaper LCD model I dub the 'iPhone X SE'. In addition to this, Barclays believes Apple will deliver a ...
Apple Is Making Significant iPhone X Design Changes, Barclays SaysThe Inquisitr

all 3 news articles »
In A Week Your iPhone May Not Be Able To Play 'Pokémon GO' - Forbes

Forbes

In A Week Your iPhone May Not Be Able To Play 'Pokémon GO'
Forbes
In a week's time, your iPhone may no longer be able to play Pokémon GO if you're using a particularly old model. The cut-off is the iPhone 5, where that model and below will no longer support Pokémon GO as of February 28th, and you won't be able to ...

Apple's Cunning iPhone X Plans Are Causing Problems For Samsung - Forbes

Forbes

Apple's Cunning iPhone X Plans Are Causing Problems For Samsung
Forbes
Could Apple's reduction in iPhone X orders result in more mid-range smartphones available with OLED screens, taking away one of the key advantages of the iOS powered handset? As the iPhone X launched, Samsung Display was the sole supplier to Cupertino ...
Is a bigger iPhone X coming in 2018?Fox News
Samsung to slash OLED panel output as iPhone X slumpsNikkei Asian Review
iPhone X price, deals and news: 'Sluggish' iPhone X sales leave Samsung scrambling for OLED buyersThe INQUIRER
Business Insider -Motley Fool -Madison.com
all 194 news articles »
Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Why the iPhone Is Losing Out to Chinese Devices in Asia
Wall Street Journal
China's manufacturers are increasingly churning out higher-priced devices that compete directly with Apple's smartphones. They often have high-end features, but carry lower price tags than the iPhone X or even older iPhone models. They are targeting ...

and more »
iPhone is beaten in a computer performance race by an $18 (£12.99) BBC Micro:bit given free to school children - Daily Mail

Daily Mail

iPhone is beaten in a computer performance race by an $18 (£12.99) BBC Micro:bit given free to school children
Daily Mail
iPhone is beaten in a computer performance race by an $18 (£12.99) BBC Micro:bit given free to school children. BBC's Micro:bit was launched in 2015 as a free computer education aid in the UK; It won a competition against computers from the last eight ...

and more »
Apple's Move to Share Health Care Records Is a Game-Changer - WIRED

WIRED

Apple's Move to Share Health Care Records Is a Game-Changer
WIRED
And it ensures that the pace of progress will accelerate as healthcare delivery systems respond to the aggregate demand of potentially millions of iPhone users around the world. Understanding the promise of this announcement requires a bit of ...

and more »
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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.