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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.  





Yes (Gmail)

Search of email via IMAP can time out.


Yes (Gcal)




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



Via Safari


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)

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

Other LBL Applications


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

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 Accidentally Leaks Radical New iPhone X - Forbes


Apple Accidentally Leaks Radical New iPhone X
When Apple announced the iPhone X in September, it claimed Face ID was superior to Touch ID (that's debatable) and marked the beginning of the end for fingerprint sensors. That fact we now know Apple continues to work on the next generation of ...

New iPhone X Leak Reveals Preorder's Exciting Release Date - Forbes


New iPhone X Leak Reveals Preorder's Exciting Release Date
When can you order your new iPhone X, iPhone X Plus, or iPhone 9? The names may be presumptive, but the dates are becoming clear. Although Apple has yet to confirm the launch date of the new family of iPhones (and even though everyone is expecting it ...
This year's iPhones might not sell well, and it's all the iPhone X's faultBGR
2018 iPhone Pre-orders to Take Place on September 14 According to German CarriersMac Rumors
Analyst downgrades Apple to sell because popularity of iPhone X means fewer phone upgrades next yearCNBC -AppleInsider -ZDNet
all 63 news articles »
Apple may upgrade 2018 iPhone lineup with faster wireless charging - 9to5Mac


Apple may upgrade 2018 iPhone lineup with faster wireless charging
After the iPhone 8 and X launched with a 5W maximum for wireless charging, Apple upped that to 7.5W shortly after with the release of iOS 11.2. However, a new report today claims that a change in the wireless charging coil in a least one of the 2018 ...
Apple's 2018 iPhone may charge faster because of new material in Qi charging coilAppleInsider
2018 iPhones may have faster wireless charging thanks to a new copper coilBGR
Apple's 2018 iPhone Lineup Might Charge Faster Thanks to the Addition of a New Wireless Charging Coil MaterialWccftech

all 14 news articles »
Sony reveals why Apple's iPhone has one HUGE advantage over Android phones - The Sun

The Sun

Sony reveals why Apple's iPhone has one HUGE advantage over Android phones
The Sun
By contrast, iOS is built with Apple-made iPhone chips in mind. After that, Sony needs to implement basic smartphone functionalities – like calling, messaging, and enabling internet connectivity. Next up, Sony makes its own changes to Android, putting ...
A New-Age Debate: iPhone or Android?

all 54 news articles »
Would you make use of Apple Pencil support on iPhone? [Poll ... - 9to5Mac


Would you make use of Apple Pencil support on iPhone? [Poll ...
A pair of recent reports indicate that this year could bring the first iPhones to offer Apple Pencil support. After the $329 2018 iPad was updated to work with the ...
iPhone 9: The new feature that Steve Jobs would have
Shock iPhone 9 accessory rumouredTweed Daily News (press release)
New iPhone 9 to get SURPRISE feature that Steve Jobs would have hatedThe Sun

all 37 news articles »
The best iPhone cases - Engadget


The best iPhone cases
By Nick Guy. This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full iPhone cases guide here. A good case is a ...

How to cancel iPhone app subscriptions - Business Insider - Business Insider

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  1. Read:

    Google Sync: Set Up Your Apple Device for Google Sync

    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
    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
    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.