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iPhone Battery Draining Too Fast? Try Calibrating The Battery

Written by iHospital. Posted in How To

iphone battery drainingMany people are complaining that their iPhone batteries are draining too fast after they installed iOS 6.  Check out this thread in the Apple Support Communities for a long discussion on the causes and the remedies. The most common complaint is that after a full night of charging the battery to 100%, it drops to 75% or so within an hour with little or no usage.  Although this is perceived to be a common issue, it’s been noted that there are similar complaints each time a software update has been issued by Apple.

No matter the cause, it’s extremely frustrating to have an iPhone battery that dies quickly after a full charge.  One remedy is to calibrate your iPhone’s battery.  This should only be done after you’ve tried the following: resetting your network settings; turning off Bluetooth when not in use; disabling notifications, iCloud, location services, and usage reports. These settings are easy to adjust and should help retain your iPhone’s battery life.

How to Insert a SIM Card into an iPhone 5

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Today we’re discussing how to insert a SIM sim card into an iPhone 5.

1) The first step is to get your nano SIM card.  Please note a conventional SIM card can’t be used in the iPhone 5. Don’t worry if you don’t have a nano SIM card, your carrier will be happy to replace your traditional SIM card with a nano.  This nano SIM can be converted back to the traditional form if needed.

2) The second step requires you to find your SIM eject tool.  Depending on the model, you may have gotten a SIM eject tool with your purchase. If not, a bent paperclip will work just fine. 

Passbook is Finally Good for Something! iOS 6 Passbook Now Supports Starbucks and More

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Passbook Enabled AppsDespite an overwhelming amount of negative press, Apple’s iOS 6 Passbook application is starting to gain some momentum among Apple fans.  This is largely due to the fact Passbook is now supporting a number of high-profile companies including Starbucks, Major League Basecall, Ticketmaster, Walgreens, McDonald’s, Airbnb and Eventbrite.  You can find a complete list of Passbook enabled apps here.

Starbucks is one of the most recognized brands that has decided to support Passbook.  Starbucks consumers can now pay for their java using Passbook as it will store their gift cards and use QR codes.  Leave the cash and credit cards at home.  We knew Apple and Starbucks were working together on the Passbook application due to Starbucks being prominently displayed in Apple’s marketing.  What’s even better is that Passbook is designed to make it easy for people to get right to their gift cards and coupons from the lock screen. It uses location and time information to pinpoint when a user is near a Starbucks and it puts a link to the Starbucks gift card right in the lock screen.

How To Reset an iPad

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how to reset an iPad

We love our iPads and have come to depend on them for just about everything.  Despite its flashy applications and leading edge technology, Apple’s iPad is similar to a computer and comes with the same problems.  Sometimes our trusty iPad applications freeze and it becomes tough to use your iPad.  We would call this situation a crash which means your iPad won’t respond to the home button, on/off button or the touchscreen. To fix this problem, you need to reset your iPad.  Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wrote this brief tutorial to help you get your iPad back in tip top running condition.

How to Reset an iPad

1)  The first step in resetting your iPad is to press the home button and the on/off button down at the same time.  The home button is the round one at the bottom center of the iPad’s front and the on/off button is located on the top right corner of the iPad.

2) After you hold down the on/off button and home button, you will have one of the two following things happen. First, the screen will flash and go dark, or a red slider will be displayed at the top of your screen. If you see the slider, slide it to the right to turn your iPad off.  You also have the option to cancel the reset from this screen.

How To Restart a Frozen Mac

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how to restart a frozen macIs your Mac throwing a high-tech temper tantrum that’s driving you crazy? This blog post will show you how to force your Mac to shutdown so you can back to your busy day.  We’d like to warn you that this process will force a shutdown of your Mac computer and you will lose all unsaved work.  All important activities will stop as well.  Have any questions? You can always contact one of our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices using the contact form on our website or via Twtter at @iHospital.

How to Restart a Frozen Mac

1) The first step to restart a frozen Mac is to find the power button. If you have an iMac, you’ll find the power button on the back of the computer near the left bottom corner. If you have a MacBook Pro, the power button is on the right speaker.  For Mac Mini’s, the power button is on the back, near the right corner.  For MacBooks, the power button is at the right corner of the base.  Finally, the power button can be found on the front of Mac Pro’s.

How To Create Free iPhone Ringtones

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how to create free iphone ringtonesAre you interested in how to create your own free iPhone ringtones? If so, this post is for you. All you need is a non-protected audio file (wav, mp3, etc), iTunes and your trusted Mac computer.

Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices thought you’d enjoy this short tutorial on how to create your own free ringtones for your iPhone.

1. Open iTunes on your Mac.

2. Look for the song you’d like to make into a ring tone and select it.

3. Right click by pressing Control then Click and select “get info”.

4. Click on the “options” tab from the next window.

Your Guide to Mac Repair in Atlanta

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mac repair in AtlantaAre you wondering how to get your Mac computer repaired and live in the Atlanta, Georgia area? iHospital Atlanta is your one stop shop for all your Mac repair in Atlanta needs. We service every type of Mac computer including (but not limited to): Mac Mini, iBook, PowerBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Pro. Trust us when we say we’ve seen every type of damage imaginable. From water damage to wiped hard drives, our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to get your Mac book in your care as soon as possible, at a reasonable cost too.

[Related: Which Mac is Right for You?]

With over 4 million Macs sold in the second quarter of 2012, Mac desktop computers and notebooks continue to be one of the most beloved computers of all time. That being said, if you find yourself looking for reliable Mac repair in the Atlanta region, iHospital Atlanta is the way to go. We’ve created this handy guide on how to get your Mac repaired in the Atlanta region:

1.) Power down your Mac and gather all of the broken pieces (if necessary) and power cords.

2.) Head down to iHospital Atlanta located at 3655 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30342.

How To Add Safari Shortcuts to Your Home Screen

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This post is about how to easily add Safari shortcuts to your home screen on Apple devices. Want to quickly view your favorite website on your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone? This article is for you!  Safari allows you to easily save websites for easy viewing later on. An icon with the shortcut will appear on the home screen of your device.

How to Add Safari Shortcuts

1.  Using the Safari Internet browser on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, visit the website you wish to bookmark. We have used iHospital’s website for this example located at http://www.iHospital.com. After the website has fully loaded, tap the right facing arrow at the bottom of the page.

3 Ways to Keep Your iPhone Hack Free

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how to keep your iPhone hack free CNN recently reported how all your iPhone apps could be hacked at once which quickly led to privacy concerns and Internet buzz about how to keep your iPhone hack free.

This paired with the recent Trojan Loophole has been keeping the Apple engineers up at night working hard to keep your iPhone, iPad and Mac’s hack free. But, as die hard Apple fans, we know that our beloved devices are some of the most secure on the market, and our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices wanted to share three ways to keep your iPhones hack-free.

1.  Ensure that you enable the Passcode Lock on your iPhone. This is done by tapping “Settings” and then “General” and swiping the “Passcode Lock” to “ON”.  Enter a four digit code that is easy to remember but hard to figure out. (Don’t pick 1234, 4321 or all the same numbers). Please note from this setting you can also decide if you want to set “Erase Data” to on. Turning this on will cause all your iPhone data t

Which Mac is Right For You?

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how to choose a MacSo you’ve made the big decision. You’re switching from PC to Mac and now you need to decide which model to choose. The great thing about Macs is that unlike PC manufacturers, there aren’t dozens of models to pick from. But, when you walk into your neighborhood Apple store, you’ll be met with a number of options and configurations. Should you buy a tablet, notebook or desktop? Once you make that decision, you’ll need to decide which model. Our D.i.D. Doctor of iDevices are here to make this decision easier by creating the below guide for you!

How To Decide Which Mac is Right For You

MacBook Air

  • Positives: The MacBook Air is extremely portable due to its light weight.  It also has a long battery life and a super fast start-up.  This Mac is perfect for multi-tasking and solid state drive storage comes standard.  All models come with Intel HD Graphics 3000.
  • Negatives: The downside of MacBook Air includes no disc drive, limited memory, smaller storage and limited ports.
  • Type: Laptop
  • Price Range: From $999 – $1499 US
  • Notes:  There are two sizes to choose from: 11″ or 13″, and 128GB or 256GB. We recommend that if you are using your MacBook Air for work you purchase the 256GB.

MacBook Air Product Page

MacBook Pro

  • Positives: The MacBook Pro has an upgraded storage, expendable memory and lots of ports and drives. The best part of the MacBook Pro is that it has a dedicated video memory.
  • Negatives: The MacBook Pro is heavier than the MacBook Air due to its upgraded features. It’s also more expensive and SSD storage doesn’t come standard.
  • Type:  Laptop
  • Price Range: $1199 – $2799 US
  • Notes: You’ll need to choose from a 13″ or 15″ display. The weight also varies from 2.38 pounds to 4.46 pounds. The most expensive version has a Retina display while the others have LED backlit glossy displays. You’ll also need to decide if you’d like CPU, memory and graphic upgrades. If cost is no issue, go for it. If you don’t know, don’t worry, you probably don’t need the upgrades. The MacBook Pro offers you the power of a desktop with the portability of a notebook.

Macbook Pro Product Page

how to pick your MacMac Mini

  • Positives:  The Mac Mini is great for students because of its low cost and tiny size. It also includes ample ports.
  • Negatives: The downside of the Mac mini is also its small

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