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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)

Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone - Forbes
  1. Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone  Forbes
  2. Apple's new iPhone case will give you about an extra day of battery life, but it's quite bulky  CNBC
  3. Apple resurrects iPhone SE, a smaller smartphone option  USA TODAY
  4. Apple resurrects the iPhone SE with brand-new units starting at $249  Digital Trends
  5. Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, its smallest, cheapest, and arguably best phone  Business Insider
  6. View full coverage on Google News
The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store [update: sold out] - Macworld
  1. The iPhone SE is available on Apple’s online Clearance Products store [update: sold out]  Macworld
  2. Apple is once again selling its iPhone SE — for now  The Verge
  3. Leaked emails show Apple tried to use Qualcomm modems in iPhone XS/XR, but with no success  9to5Mac
  4. Apple Begins Selling iPhone SE Again on Clearance Store, Starting at $249 Brand New [Sold Out]  MacRumors
  5. German court stops Apple from using a deceptive statement following iPhone ban - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com
  6. View full coverage on Google News
You don’t need to be a computer scientist to work out why iPhone sales are down - The Guardian
You don’t need to be a computer scientist to work out why iPhone sales are down  The Guardian

The slowdown at Apple should surprise no one given that most adults on the planet already have a smartphone.

Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced - AppleInsider
Crime blotter: A Walmart iPhone theft ring, New Hampshire delivery scammers sentenced  AppleInsider

Police are seeking a pair of thieves nabbing Apple gear late at night from WalMarts, 1400 iPads lifted by civil servant, FedEx employees nabbed for grabbing ...

Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ short film about teenage athlete in American Samoa - 9to5Mac
Apple shares new ‘Shot on iPhone’ short film about teenage athlete in American Samoa  9to5Mac

Apple today has shared a new 'Shot on iPhone' video on YouTube. This time, it's a 3-minute video that showcases American Samoa, a U.S. territory located the ...

Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone - NPR
Pray With The Pope, From Your iPhone  NPR

The pope brought a tablet to his usual Sunday address, as he announced the ClickToPray app for communal prayer around the world, with a call for young ...

More iPhone Supplier Struggles As New Price Cuts Mooted - Forbes
More iPhone Supplier Struggles As New Price Cuts Mooted  Forbes

A shocking turn of events for Apple's new iPhones...

iPhone 11 Leak Reveals 2nd Apple Prototype - Forbes
iPhone 11 Leak Reveals 2nd Apple Prototype  Forbes

Apple's radical new iPhone is going to look different to what you are expect...

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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.