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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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Apple Leak Reveals Massive, Cheap iPhone - Forbes

Forbes

Apple Leak Reveals Massive, Cheap iPhone
Forbes
The good news is, despite the budget pricing, the new iPhone (which I expect to simply be called 'iPhone' just like the entry level 'iPad' and 'MacBook') will indeed retain all the flagship styling of the iPhone X: bezel-less design, Face ID, glass ...
iPhone 8 v iPhone 7 - Which Apple iPhone is best and which should ...Express.co.uk
Here's what could happen to Apple's average selling prices in the next iPhone cycleMarketWatch
Apple iPhone Average Selling Prices Seen Dipping In Next CycleInvestor's Business Daily
Tom's Guide -Redbrick -BGR
all 65 news articles »
2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning? - CNET

CNET

2018 iPhone could be cheaper than iPhone X, and will USB-C replace Lightning?
CNET
This week we've got more rumors about future iPhones -- the 2018 lineup could have a cheaper option and the iPhone's Lightning port might get the boot. Also, President Trump's making promises to Apple CEO Tim Cook (but not about immigration).
An Apple store employee told me I was charging my iPhone wrongZDNet
Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bumThe Register
New iPhone X could have no ports at all but still fast charge, wirelesslyT3
AppleInsider -TrustedReviews -Inverse -Bloomberg
all 57 news articles »
Get DearMob iPhone Manager for free (Reg. $59.95), now updated for iOS 12 betas - 9to5Mac

9to5Mac

Get DearMob iPhone Manager for free (Reg. $59.95), now updated for iOS 12 betas
9to5Mac
That includes managing content like photos, music, videos and books, as well as backups, data recovery and much more all from a single app. It's also the world's 1st iPhone manager to transfer iPhone and iPad data to and from your Mac with U.S ...

Lifeproof Next Review: Make Your New iPhone Tougher, Not Bulkier - Forbes

Forbes

Lifeproof Next Review: Make Your New iPhone Tougher, Not Bulkier
Forbes
The first thing any iPhone owner should buy is a protective case. There are cases that add minimal protection along with style. There are military grade cases that look ugly but make an iPhone all but impervious to physical harm. The $79.99 Lifeproof ...

Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts ... - Engadget

Engadget

How to Quickly Identify and Delete iPhone Apps You Don't Use Anymore - Lifehacker

Lifehacker

How to Quickly Identify and Delete iPhone Apps You Don't Use Anymore
Lifehacker
When it comes to giving new apps a try, I'm a pretty easy sell. I'll download almost any app from the App Store someone has convinced me has a use and give it a test drive. However, once that test drive is over I'm not good at taking the time to delete ...

Apple pushes back on hacker's iPhone passcode bypass report - ZDNet

ZDNet

Apple pushes back on hacker's iPhone passcode bypass report
ZDNet
A security researcher's demonstration that purportedly bypassed a passcode on up-to-date iPhones and iPads has been pushed back by Apple. Matthew Hickey, a security researcher and co-founder of cybersecurity firm Hacker House, tweeted Friday about a ...
There's a Brute Force Hack That Can Bypass the iPhone's Passcode Limit [Update: Maybe Not!]Gizmodo
Apple has strong words for anyone who wants to 'jailbreak' their iPhone to run unauthorized appsBusiness Insider
Apple Rants That Jailbreaking Your iPhone Is Bad, But Is It?Hot Hardware
Mac Rumors -Fortune -Twitter
all 92 news articles »
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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.