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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)

7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know - Mac Rumors
7 Useful iPhone Tips You Might Not Know  Mac Rumors

So you've been using an iPhone for years now and think you have it all figured out? Don't be so sure. We've gathered up 7 tricks obscure...

Apple Loop: Massive iPhone 11 Leaks, Tim Cook's Big Battery Problem, iPhone XR Price Cuts - Forbes
  1. Apple Loop: Massive iPhone 11 Leaks, Tim Cook's Big Battery Problem, iPhone XR Price Cuts  Forbes
  2. Rumor: 2019 iPhone to sport 3x telephoto lens, 4,000mAh battery with 15W wireless charging  AppleInsider
  3. New rumor may shed light on iPhone 11's advanced camera system  BGR
  4. Keep your battery green with almost $20 off Apple's iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case  iMore
  5. Sketchy Rumor Suggests 2019 iPhone Could Feature 4,000mAh Battery, 15W Wireless Charging, 3X Telephoto Camera...  MacRumors
  6. View full coverage on Google News
Slumping iPhone demand causes layoffs, slashed profit forecasts - Mashable
Slumping iPhone demand causes layoffs, slashed profit forecasts  Mashable

Apple's iPhone assembler, Foxconn, reportedly laid off 50000 contract workers early due to reduced iPhone sales and demand.

Apple forced to retract press release about iPhone sales in Germany amid Qualcomm suit - 9to5Mac
Apple forced to retract press release about iPhone sales in Germany amid Qualcomm suit  9to5Mac

Qualcomm has won another injunction in its suit against Apple in Germany, forcing it to retract part of a recent press release about iPhone availability.

How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone (+ Give Your Thumbs a Break) - G2 Crowd
How to Record the Screen on Your iPhone (+ Give Your Thumbs a Break)  G2 Crowd

Knowing how to record the screen on your iPhone means you can share exactly what is happening on your screen with others. It's easy, and thanks to iOS 11, ...

Best (Affordable) iPhone Accessories You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now - iDrop News
Best (Affordable) iPhone Accessories You Can Buy on Amazon Right Now  iDrop News

Your iPhone is likely the most versatile tool in your arsenal. It's a communicator, flashlight, and more all rolled into one. But adding accessories to.

2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast - AppleInsider
2019 iPhone rumors, a possible new iPad mini & a call for privacy laws on the AppleInsider Podcast  AppleInsider

This week on the AppleInsider Podcast, Willian and Victor are back, catching up on overall themes of CES, iPhone rumors, the possibilities of a new iPad Pro, ...

Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones - CNBC
Microsoft recommends switching to iPhone or Android as it prepares to kill off Windows phones  CNBC

Microsoft says anyone using its smartphone platform, Windows 10 Mobile, should switch to Android or iPhone.

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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.