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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

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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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iPhone XS drop test: Surprisingly tough to crack - CNET - CNET

CNET

How to know which iPhone is right for you - Yahoo Sports

Yahoo Sports

How to know which iPhone is right for you
Yahoo Sports
Apple's new iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max hit store shelves on Sept. 21, with the iPhone XR set to go on sale a month later on Oct. 26. Along with the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, and the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, you've got the option of purchasing one of 7 ...
Tim Cook just showed up at a Palo Alto Apple Store as new iPhones go on saleCNBC
Why you should buy the iPhone 7 instead of iPhone XS or iPhone ...Business Insider
The iPhone XS is surprisingly tough to crackCNET
Quartz -Motley Fool
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Here's how to decide between the red, blue, yellow, white, black, and 'coral' versions of the iPhone XR - Business Insider

Business Insider

Here's how to decide between the red, blue, yellow, white, black, and 'coral' versions of the iPhone XR
Business Insider
Thankfully, YouTuber Marques Brownlee, a.k.a. "MKBHD," spent some time with the new iPhone XR at Apple's big September event and took some beautiful footage of the colorful new phones using his incredible 8K camera rig. It's the next-best thing to ...

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Why There's No Fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone XS - Slate Magazine

Slate Magazine

Why There's No Fingerprint Sensor on the iPhone XS
Slate Magazine
Before the iPhone XS and XS Max made their debut earlier this month, many Apple watchers had wondered whether the company would adopt an emerging technology that enables fingerprint sensing without a home button. Apple switched from a hardware ...

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Do iPhone X cases fit the iPhone XS? | 9to5Mac - 9to5Mac

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Do iPhone X cases fit the iPhone XS? | 9to5Mac
9to5Mac
The iPhone X and iPhone XS carry a lot of similarities in terms of design, but as always, one of the biggest questions is whether or not cases for the iPhone X will ...

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How to Set Up Your New iPhone - WIRED

WIRED

How to Set Up Your New iPhone
WIRED
What a lovely new iPhone you have! Here's how to get acquainted with it to ensure a two-to-four year lifetime, give or take, of happiness. Or just one, if you're an annual upgrade person. When you turn on your new iPhone, you'll be greeted by the Setup ...
How to (Really) Delete Your iPhone's Built-in AppsLifehacker

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Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start - CNET

CNET

Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start
CNET
In nearly a decade and a half covering the tech industry, I've had the privilege of witnessing companies go all out when showing off their new products. One of the more awkward is the image of Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin on ...

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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.