Many people have rung/text me today stating that their iPhone isn’t sending messages. It appears that iMessage is down this morning. Could be the weather. Could be Apple. Could be ???
If you need to send a message that is normally iMessage and it’s not sending. Hold your finger on the message till you see “SEND AS TEXT” just for now and let’s hope it fixes itself soon
As everyone knows we like to be with or ahead of the game here at DESC Computers even if that means with a new operating system.
The new IOS 11.0 was released from Apple today for their devices
First thing we did here was our iPad’s – Just in case – and guess what – we couldn’t WAIT to do our phones!!!! The update is great and has some really cool features. The ones that we like here are
Screen Shots are now really manageable – you can take a shot – write on it quickly etc. and then text it, email it, save it to Dropbox or whatever you want to do it and then it doesn’t automatically save. You can now dump it straight away without it clogging up the memory of your phone
The next thing we really liked was the live photos and what you can do with them !! Live. Loop. Bounce. Long Exposure – oh what fun!!
BUT BE WARNED!!! – if you have outdated apps that are a “OMG what am I going to do without them” – don’t do the update until you find another similar. Most people know that I am a weather freak! I have about 10 apps on my iPhone to tell me what the weather is doing. Yes I know I can look outside but hey – I’m weird! This is the message you get when you try and load the apps
Oh and I forgot to mention the knew control centre screen – pretty nifty I recon 🙂 Fully customised now. Really Exciting. Below are what can be turned on/off – Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls
One of the great features that I think is essential for women and men who walk/jog etc alone – the EMERGENCY CALL feature – tapping the side button about 5 times repeatedly and it will call 000 – it does give you the option to cancel the call to 000 and a siren warning you that it is about to call. You can cancel the 000 call and then ring your list of emergency contacts if you wish.- but wow – great one Apple!!
Settings > Emergency SOS > Auto Call – you can even turn off the warning alarm
Here at DESC Computers we are excited. A new iPhone is to be released and we WANT it !!
The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are open to pre-orders on now with the release of the phones on Friday September 22nd.
If you are like us, we are waiting for the iPhone X or Ten, whatever you wish to call it – the release date for the X is Friday November 3rd, but pre-orders start at 6:01pm AEDT on October 27th – not that we are counting down the time – oh boy are we counting down the time!!!
Why are we choosing the X ? In our opinion why upgrade to something similar to what we have (we have the iPhone 7) that look and feel the same. Yes, we know it’s faster and slimmer and blah blah but we want the new NEW one! Like all gadgets, we like to BE THERE FIRST !
If you want to compare the 8 to the 10 below is an article that we found the most useful
APPLE iPHONE COMPARE