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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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iPhone X SE Leak Reveals Apple's Design Decision - Forbes


iPhone X SE Leak Reveals Apple's Design Decision
What we can't see is whether the 'iPhone SE 2' or 'iPhone X SE' as it is also known (but never call it the 'iPhone SE X'!) has a dual camera. Such a move would necessitate additional RAM since Apple has always said this is why the iPhone X, iPhone 8 ...
Sketchy supply-chain reports predict record-breaking iPhone sales this year9to5Mac
Apple Likely to Buy 270 Million Display Panels for 2018 iPhone LineupMac Rumors
Apple's iPhone SE 2 will feature Face ID and dual cameras, claims shady leakThe INQUIRER -BGR
all 192 news articles »
How to delete duplicate photos on iPhone - Macworld UK

Macworld UK

How to delete duplicate photos on iPhone
Macworld UK
With the storage allocations on smartphones growing larger every year, cloud storage decreasing in price and services such as Google Photos becoming more and more intelligent and convenient, there's a growing temptation to take masses of photos and ...

iPhone X is 'flagging' as customers balk at $1000 price tag — Nomura - Business Insider

Business Insider

iPhone X is 'flagging' as customers balk at $1000 price tag — Nomura
Business Insider
The analyst team at Nomura has joined their colleagues at Longbow Research and Bernstein in expressing alarm at what they believe are lackluster sales of iPhone X. Nomura's Anne Lee and her team lowered their prediction of iPhone X sales for Q1 2018 ...
Apple (AAPL) iPhone Unit Estimates Cut at Nomura to 221 Million, 'Units Not Yet Low Enough', Lowers FY 2018 EPS

all 62 news articles »
Apple iPhone and Apple Watch users are accidentally setting off the Emergency SOS feature - Phone Arena

Phone Arena

Apple iPhone and Apple Watch users are accidentally setting off the Emergency SOS feature
Phone Arena
While this is a good system in theory, in real life Apple iPhone and Apple Watch users have been accidentally triggering the feature. For example, an Apple Watch wearer by the name of Jason Rowley, who uses his timepiece for its sleep tracking ability ...
How to disable Emergency SOS on iPhone and Apple WatchTechRadar
People are accidentally setting off Apple's Emergency SOS alertThe Verge

all 14 news articles »
Apple Leak Reveals Radical 'iPhone X SE' - Forbes


Apple Leak Reveals Radical 'iPhone X SE'
Predictably the iPhone SE2, or 'iPhone X SE' as some are calling it, loses the headphone jack of its predecessor while there is also no place for Touch ID. Apple is expected to move all its new 2018 iPhones exclusively to Face ID. At this point, it is ...
Exclusive sketches show yesterday's iPhone SE 2 video leak might be realBGR
Unlikely 'iPhone SE 2' with iPhone X design surfaces in new video9to5Mac
Review: Anker's new PowerWave Wireless Chargers power your iPhone X & iPhone 8 at 7.5WAppleInsider (press release) (blog)
T3 -ZDNet
all 114 news articles »
Fortnite on iPhone: How will it make money? - - CNBC


Fortnite on iPhone: How will it make money? -
"Fortnite" is about to face a new challenge: The fickle world of mobile gaming.

and more »
How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad - Macworld


How to clear your browser history on iPhone and iPad
Quit apps on the iPhone X. Video. How to quit apps on the iPhone X. Table of Contents. Clear only some history items; Clear all browser history, cookies, and other browser data. Show More. Maybe you have been using the iPad you share with your wife to ...

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    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.