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All iPhone X, all the time

Discussion in 'BYTE ME: Technology discussion' started by bohous, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Here is where I get % to appear on my home screen.
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  2. MuzzyField

    MuzzyField Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Must be a "feature" of the notch.
     
  3. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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  4. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Yes I said that five posts before this.
     
  5. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Here’s what it looks like now.

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  6. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    So, went to setup up the better half’s new one and its repeatedly asking for her sister’s Apple ID. She thinks it’s likely shared music. Any help on figuring out what she needs to delete to get it to stop?
     
  7. swiftaw

    swiftaw Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, she clearly has some of her sister’s music in her library. Not sure if you can bypass the music syncing.
     
  8. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    Gotta say I have been running this thing into the ground for about 7 hours now and it’s still got juice. A big improvement over my 6S and 8.
     
  9. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Yep. Been playing with it a lot as well, in all aspects, for about the same time period and short of playing with the wireless charger I bought for about five minutes, it’s holding up impressively. Fast as shit too.
     
  10. Papelbon's Poutine

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    She’s fine deleting it, just curious how to determine which ones are causing it.

    Edit; I’m thinking delete all music and restore from iTunes might be best option here?
     
  11. swiftaw

    swiftaw Member SoSH Member

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    If you have it all in iTunes I think you can add a column that indicates which account each song is attached too.
     
  12. trekfan55

    trekfan55 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Question.

    I am looking at the Xr, but there is no unlocked option. Since T-Mobile doesn't have contracts I could buy one, but is it unlocked so I can bring it to Panama?
     
  13. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Popped into an Apple store in DC today and played with the Max. I fell in love.

    If UPS ever sends my phone it says was delivered yesterday how do I return it? I did an AT&T Next plan. My existing phone is totally paid off fwiw.
     
  14. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Is anyone here experiencing the terrible cell and WiFi connection issues that are plaguing others?
     
  15. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

    The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa Member SoSH Member

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    Problems with a newly released iPhone? Shocking.
     
  16. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Conversely I’ve found I have better reception for both on this. Could be a carrier issue, who do you use?
    Only snag I’ve hit so far is screen sizing with texts or websites being wonky when going from portrait to landscape. I assume that’ll be addressed in next update and expect small glitches in iOS when they go new.
     
  17. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I always wonder why people who don’t like Apple products must follow conversations about them and drop their wicked cool one liners.
     
  18. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I don’t have mine yet but MacRumors has a front page story and multiple forum threads about it. It’s an antenna problem apparently, not software.
     
  19. VORP Speed

    VORP Speed Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I got my gold XS Max today. Upgraded from last year’s X. The gold is a real pimp look, I like it. Other than that, though, pretty underwhelming. The screen is a little bigger, but otherwise nothing is noticeably different. Meh.
     
  20. The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa

    The_Powa_of_Seiji_Ozawa Member SoSH Member

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    I like Apple products just fine and use them widely. But I am disappointed in the company for releasing products and software all too frequently that are not ready for prime time. Phones that don't make phone calls properly. iOS that drains battery. Keyboards that don't work or break down in a year.
     
  21. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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  22. Papelbon's Poutine

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    I’ve found people that upgrade every year will always be underwhelmed. There’s only so much advancement they can make in a year. Or overall all really, they can’t go full barrel and expect people to buy long term rather than sit on their older tech. I do it every two years and while there may be some tomfoolery with software, I’ve always been glad I did it and glad I waited.
     
  23. Papelbon's Poutine

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    I know I’m now coming off as an apple slave (which I partially admit to) but is Android that much better? I’ve found any new release on electronics like this to have glitches and expect as much. They always fix it. I’m not a software guy but I’d imagine it’s not easy to get right first shot on this stuff without some updates, at least until it’s in play. I generally know and accept that about a month before a new release my old phone and software is going to get wonky. My new one will take a month or two to work out the kinks. I’m willing to make that sacrifice to have continuity within the ecosystem and have all my devices synched.
     
  24. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  25. Papelbon's Poutine

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    All I can really say is what I did, I’ve had better cell and WiFi reception on this than my old 7. All I’m seeing online is that they’re using both Intel and Qualcomm. Which is why I asked what your provider is, as in the past I knew they use slightly different builds for the two different techs. Do you have a link? I’m honestly not even really finding much other than iOS 12 complaints.
     
  26. uncannymanny

    uncannymanny Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Fair enough, people do this everywhere and I assumed from the two one liner posts. My apologies.

    Apple is a lot like Larry David – they live by certain rules which they don’t necessarily come right out and tell you. Optimal user experience with their products is found in not having hardware that is either too new (will have bugs and/or defects) or too old (will run new software like shit, battery life is likely to be non-optimal). And buying AppleCare. It’s lined up to cover you exactly until the device is “old” in Apple terms.

    They’ve definitely waited until critical mass to address defects that they should have been proactive about. Maybe I’d be more critical if I’d been more affected, but my issues have generally been handled by a free repair or on-spot replacement.

    Their marketing is ridiculous but it’s meaningless. At this point I actually enjoy anticipating what claim they’re going to make. It’s like WWE for nerds.
     
  27. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Here you go:

    https://www.macrumors.com/2018/09/24/iphone-xs-xs-max-wifi-lte-connectivity-issues/

    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...e-than-iphone-x.2140854/page-21#post-26562291
     
  28. soxhop411

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    I have had ATT for years and it seems faster than the X...

    Are you in Verizion?
     
  29. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    Haha. So conflicting reports on different carriers and phones using different chips and people reporting both better and worse reception. Also speculation it might be a software issue with older WiFi networks. Got it.

    Like I said, I used to get one bar in my apartment, I now get three. I used to have issues with WiFi at certain accounts, now I have none. I’m not sure what you’re looking for. Not all iPhones have same components and not all networks are built the same everywhere. Much like not all shipped via same carrier, but you didn’t realize that either.

    Edit: removed some snark, but I’ll just summarize by saying I doubt they sold 15M phones that have shitty antennas.
     
  30. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Have AT&T but ups lost my phone. Was supposed to be here Friday, it’s still in China. Apple is sending a 2nd one.
     
  31. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    I have AT&T as well. You’ll be fine. Stop worrying. If there’s an issue it’s software not hardware and will be corrected in a week or so.
     
  32. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Phone finally arrived today. Setup was a breeze thanks to the NFC of holding my old one next to the Xs.

    The WiFi speed is realllllllllly slow but I see that’s an issue I hope the next iOS update corrects.
     
  33. BernieRicoBoomer

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    I get 215 down and 485 up on my wifi...have you tried to reset network connections?
     
  34. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Not yet. Tonight I'll test and see what I get. Last night I was setting everything up and reentering passwords into all the apps so didn't mess with it.

    Resetting network settings won't do anything but make me reenter my WiFi password again right?
     
  35. BernieRicoBoomer

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    Well, for someone like me who has never messed with any network settings or had a VPN set up...that's it. I basically got 4 times the speed after doing that, so well worth losing any saved wifi passwords I may have had.
     
  36. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    Morgan's Magic Snowplow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    I have an iPhone 6 with Verizon. I finally installed an update two nights ago and then a carrier settings update. Now the cell calling is all fucked up. All the numbers in my phone are listed just as strings of numbers, not separated by area codes. When I call anybody, I get a weird Verizon message that long distance calling isn’t enabled for the phone. My wife’s cell service works and we’re on a family plan together so it seems like a device issue not a plan issue. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  37. Murby

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    Been with AT&T in Boston area since switched to iPhone with 3S?

    Got X last year and just upgraded to XS Max. Agree with the connectivity issues both on WiFi and on cellular.

    I also seem to remember this with the X last year, but as the year went on, the cell reception smoothed out. The WiFi never seemed to get better though.

    I started with 1 bar on WiFi, reset everything, and it’s better now, but still could be better.

    Heard about the two antenna & just assumed it was like two soccer goalies who never communicated or met defending a goal: either it works great or they cancel each other out allowing the ball in. The two antenna seem to be confused as to who is taking the data. Hopefully, as Poutine noted, there is a software fix that will help improve that.
     
  38. Rook05

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    Can anyone tell me why it now takes 45 clicks to swap cameras during FaceTime, or why it take 12 to text a photo? Jeez, Steve Jobs.
     
  39. Rook05

    Rook05 Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Never mind. I’m an idiot on the photos.

    FaceTime—you’re still on notice.
     
  40. bostonbeerbelly

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    Anyone have any thoughts on how to get my voicemail working correct again? When I get a voicemail it isn't showing up in the voicemail section. I have to dial 1 to get to voicemail old school way. So basically if I miss a call, I don't know if they left a voicemail or not, unless I check manually.
     
  41. NortheasternPJ

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  42. Rudi Fingers

    Rudi Fingers Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Call your carrier - they may think you are using an Android device, or the wrong model of iPhone
     
  43. B H Kim

    B H Kim Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    My daughter's iPhone 6 has finally died, so I'm taking advantage of the deal Verizon has right now to buy one Xr and get a second one free. (My wife and older daughter will get the Xr's and my younger daughter with the dead 6 gets her mother's handed down 7.) The Verizon deal requires that you add a line to your account. All of my existing four lines are out of contract, so I can cancel any of them at any time. My only question is whether I can port one of the existing numbers over to the new line before cancelling the old line. I see a lot of conflicting information about this in various online forums. Anyone here have any experience with this?
     
  44. NortheasternPJ

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    You could always go to Cricket or something for a couple days. Kind of a pain in the ass but it'd work if you can't do what you are describing above.
     
  45. c_yesterday

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    Hadn't seen anyone post about the XR, so initial thoughts...

    Upgraded from the 7 three weeks ago and am pretty impressed. Not having the home button took an hour or so to get mostly used to, and a few days to get entirely used to. When I think about how many hundreds of thousands of times I've used that home button since the 4S, being able to completely ditch it so quickly is pleasantly surprising. Face ID is also better than I expected. No issues with hats or glasses. I know that the efficacy of face ID vs the fingerprint varies from user to user depending on personal use patterns, but I've found that my thumb was wet much more often than instances of this thing not being able to ID my face. It'll be interesting to see how the battery ages, but out of the box it is a hoss.

    The only thing that took some real getting used to was the size. Next to the 7 all the dimensions are nominally bigger, but for the first week this phone just felt huge. I'm sure a lot of that is just that so much more of it was screen. I'm used to it now and like it a lot, but that was the biggest adjustment for me. As for the wi-fi and antenna issues, we switched from Sprint to Verizon when we got the new phones so I won't weigh in on cell signal, but the wi-fi doesn't seem to be performing any worse, though it sometimes registers as a weaker signal. With my old phone 2 bars of wi-fi was useless, but rare in my house. With this phone a couple corners only get two bars, but they're functional, just a bit slower. Guess I'm saying that the wi-fi isn't any worse, but that the phone's assessment of the wi-fi is more accurate.

    Anyway, I'm pleased so far. How's anyone else doing with this thing?
     
  46. bohous

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    Apple is restarting iPhone X production due to weak sales of Xs phones via Mashable).

    I don't know where the X fits in now that they have the Xr as the budget model. I wonder what the price point will be. Seems like it will just kill the resale value on used Gen1 X
     
  47. NortheasternPJ

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    The iPhone X and MacBook line ups are complete mess.

    MacBook and MacBook Air are redundant. The X, Xr and Xs are all the same phone to a lot of buyers. Why does the Xr have a larger screen? I get it’s a lesser screen but non tech geeks don’t care. It’s a phone with a larger screen that’s cheaper. I’m not sure what they’re thinking. Also can they just throw some new components in th iPad mini?
     
  48. canderson

    canderson Fomenting voting confusion and angst since 2016 Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Agreed wholeheartedly. The Mac lineup makes zero sense and even worse is confusing. The iPad lineup isn’t much better.

    I love my Xs but would’ve bought the Xr had it featured 3D Touch. I don’t get how they’ll restart X production and not cannibalize Xr/Xs sales.
     
  49. NortheasternPJ

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    I don’t think I’ve really ever used 3D Touch in the years I’ve had it. It’s cute for Live Photo’s etc. but a hold on the photo could do the same thing. I think it’s really useless to nearly everyone.

    We’re basically back to the point of 1997 where there’s like 15 models all over the place, no one knows what to buy and it took Steve Jobs in 1998 to come back and basically simplify things into the 4 models.

    I’m not Tim Cook and obviously they have a plan but it’s really confusing. I’m guessing the iPhone X production return is due to emerging markets and not for US, which makes complete sense. The analysts following Apple are pretty awful in general.
     
  50. bohous

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    I think this is correct. I just can't see the X and Xr existing in the same market as budget options of the flagships. You could make an argument for the X being priced both above or below the Xr. It's nuts.
     

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