Good day to you all my amazing congregation of BlackBerriens!
I trust you have all made a comment in the http://utbblogs.com/backtoblack/to-celebrate-john-chens-anniversary-win-a-free-blackberry-passport-with-utb/? If you haven’t then I suggest you do and quick time… once you have finished reading this of course…
I’d also like to say a big hello to all our newbies! Brother Brad informed me that since the Passport give away got posted on the United Temple of BlackBerry we have had a lot of new people register, so, to all you newbies… WHY HAS IT TAKEN YOU THIS LONG?
OK, on a serious note though, all you new readers need to learn a few new things about the United Temple, a few rules and regulations as it were…
We won’t put up with troll’s, that’s a big NO NO!
We expect you to be kind and courteous to all other members and staff at the Temple, everyone makes mistakes, forgets or simply doesn’t know everything about BlackBerry (especially if they have moved on from some other inferior handset manufacturer) we all had to learn along the way and if we can pass our knowledge on to people who were once like us then lets do that just like someone once did for us!
Get involved! We have many ways of spreading the news etc, Tweeting bird thingy for pretty much everyone here, the forums, BBMC, Facebook and of course in the comments of each and every article that is on here! (I will list a few at the end, make sure you follow etc.)
Obviously we have other rules, spamming, copyright, don’t do anything illegal etc, but you should all be good Brothers and Sisters and behave appropriately anyway, I just wanted to make sure you know these things!
You may also wonder about who we all are, well as time goes on you will notice we all have our own style of writing and humor… mine being a little twisted I’ll admit. What I’m trying to say is make sure you have a good read of everyone’s stuff, get to know what we are like and, once again, get involved with us all, we aren’t all professional writers (Chen knows we don’t get paid for this) we all do this for the love of our favorite product and are all learning new things about writing and, like I have, about ourselves and others. I have made many new friends across the waters of the world and some closer to home than I thought, stick with us, get involved and become a part of the community that started with just a few but has grown through the few writers and the readers back in January this year to something that people are now taking note of and coming back to over and over again as a trusted site for all BlackBerry news.
So, while I have you here I will fill you in on a few things that the un-secure, un-trusted, money grabbing company known as Apple have been up to (or not) in the last week or so, we all heard about the twisted fire starter, and if you didn’t you can read about it http://utbblogs.com/backtoblack/iphone-6-bends-and-catches-fire-causing-second-degree-burns/
Payton Garner wants to know “Why does my iPhone 6+ keep crashing?”
I was hoping for some very detailed advice on getting my iPhone 6 Plus to stop crashing. It’s happening many times per day and almost makes using the device futile.
When it arrived, I backed up my old iPhone 5S to iTunes (encrypted) and then restored that backup onto the iPhone 6 Plus. During the restoration everything went smooth, but after it rebooted and began syncing the apps back over, I would hear the phone ping (charge sound) and syncing would pause for a moment. Turns out it was having a mini crash and the Apple logo would appear for a few seconds, then it would start syncing again. No problems or errors were produced on the iPhone or iTunes.
Once restoration was complete (iOS 8.0.2), all of my stuff was there and iTunes still reported 0 errors. But as I used the phone, I would notice some weird stuff:
1) Swiping between app pages quickly would cause the same mini crash and the Apple logo would appear a few seconds before the phone came back up.
2) After launching an app a few times, the “preview” iOS shows when zooming into the app would become the app icon itself (rather than a preview of the app). This would happen for all apps when entering and exiting.
3) Some stock apps (like Calendar) would be missing their icon altogether.
4) The dark area representing a folder would disappear and the tiny icons just looked as if they were floating.
5) Lots more crashing (when using Siri, when just in my pocket, etc).
If you’re still reading this, it’s obvious I have a problem in my backup that is causing springboard issues (or something). The obvious solution is to restore the phone to factory settings and not reapply the backup, but I have valuable text messages dating back to 2007 that I’d really like to retain. Keeping that in mind, here’s what I’ve tried:
– Restoring from the same iTunes backup again
– Turning off “Documents and Data” in iCloud
– Reset all Settings
– Reset Home Screen Layout
– Restore from slightly older iCloud backup
– Reduce the number of apps being synced over
When I setup as a new phone after restoration, the problem does appear to go away (in the brief amount of time I spent trying to crash it). I really just need some troubleshooting advice I haven’t tried that would (at a minimum) allow me to retain the text message conversations and related media (picture and video messages).
Any thoughts that could accomplish this or information on what this problem actually is? I’m willing to supply logs, etc, if that would be useful.
Thanks very much!!
iPhone 6 Plus, iOS 8, iOS 8.0.2, 128GB, Space Gray
Well I like the line ‘makes using the device futile’ I had to chuckle, we at the Temple knew this already!
Poor old tewilmer wants to know…
Why does my wife’s iPhone ring when I get a call on my iPhone? Same for her phone calls ringing on my iphone. How do I stop it?
Suwee, Slevine1, notright2020 and several others have also all had this problem since (strangely) the update to iOSh8, can you imagine how this could be causing problems? Who is the phone call for? What if the wrong person answers? Hmm, I can see this causing lots of problems can’t you?
wants to know…
Why when i synch my iphone with music, every track on every album is just 3:42 minutes?
There is a very complicated answer in reply about there being some app open that needs to be forced closed, restarting the phone then re syncing to iTunes and hope that this works.
There is a whole host of problem raising their ugly heads on the iPhone 6 and iOSh8 this week, I’m not going to go into each and every one for several reasons, one, you’d get bored stupid, two, I’d get bored stupid and three, I don’t want to wear my fingers to the bone (metaphorically speaking) typing it all up! but just to let you know a few more theres iOS 8 Performance & User Interface Issues, iOS8 wifi sync broken, a new iPhone 6 removing app, file and folders as and when it wants… well my poor Apple Sheeple, there is a very simple cure to all your iPhone/iOSh8 ailments, I’ve said it before and I guess I’ll be saying it again.
So here we go with these simple steps…
1: Remove iPhone from the wall (I’m guessing it’s on charge again)
2: Do a ‘Security wipe’ of the Phone (Don’t just restore to factory settings)
3: Place iPhone face up on a table
4: Bring down a large hammer squarely onto the screen
5: Place the remains into a bin
6: Head out and buy a new BlackBerry and enjoy the bliss that is known as BB10.2 (soon to be 10.3) and a secure phone that will work for you.
See? It’s simple, and if you’re quick enough you might even get a Passport from UTB for FREE!
Well, seeing as it’s getting late again here in Blighty I will be signing off for the evening…
Just quickly, How do you feel about me running a weekly United Temple of BlackBerry confessional? A place where you can come and confess the bad thing’s you have done in the past, admit that, maybe you once had an iPhone but saw the light or that you thought the iPad looked like a nice tablet or even that the Samsung Galaxy S5 looks pretty good (OK, you were drunk) I know a few Ex iPhone users within UTB that have confessed and are now
ridiculed Forgiven now…
let me know @CRAPPLEBASHING, BBMC C000117D3 on the forums or Facebook (I don’t personally go to that, I still don’t get Twit thing)
Reverend Grim is outta here!