- 03-24-2012, 10:58 AM #51iPhone Nanite
- 5 Posts
worst thing I can say about iphone
the iphone has gone through both some subtle and dramatic improvements since 2007. It remains the best all around phone/pocket computer/email device out there, but if I were to say just one worst thing about it, it would have to be that Apple seriously needs to give the native operating system of the iphone some much better, more professional and more choices for ringtones. That goes equally for text and email tones. the ones which come native on the iphone are pitiful compared to blackberry and the ones which come native on the iphone are most unprofessional. Yes, I do understand that the app store has myriads of choices for ringtones and some of them are darn good, but for such a professional device such as the iphone, they really need to work on more native, professional sounding ring and text tones. Other than that, I can't say enough good things about the iphone.
- 03-24-2012, 11:06 AM #52
- 03-24-2012, 01:27 PM #53
- 03-24-2012, 02:04 PM #54
- 03-24-2012, 05:33 PM #55
- 03-24-2012, 08:06 PM #56
- 03-24-2012, 09:45 PM #57
iP4S "Worst Thing"
Love the phone but...
-Calendar is abysmal...seriously, how could a calendar this cumbersome actually come from Apple?!?
-really, really, REALLY needs a notification light / system (sorry...BB convert)
- Did I mention how awful the calendar app is?
- 03-25-2012, 12:05 PM #58
- 03-25-2012, 01:53 PM #59
I guess the only bad thing I can think of is that there are too many cases available for my iPhone 4S. It is really hard to choose one that protects it but shows the fabulous industrial design at the same time.
Also, I love the fact that it is not screen-printed/branded like so many other phones with the carrier's name and logo. Is that a bad thing?
Last edited by iRetired; 03-25-2012 at 01:56 PM.
- 03-25-2012, 03:14 PM #60
Now....as for the carrier/mfg being printed on the phone itself -- I'm SO HAPPY the iPhone is not branded in that fashion(on the front). I can honestly say that is one thing that always erked me when I was using a blackberry. Gee...I had no clue it was a blackberry and that Verizon was my carrier for it LOL
- 03-26-2012, 02:05 PM #61iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Hmmm...I can say several things, sadly, but I think it all comes down to lack of customization/personalization (compared to Android or BlackBerry). For example: there's no option other than a "bubble" to view text messages. Why isn't there an option to view the message on the entire screen versus about 2/3 of it? Only ONE email "icon" and no "new message" indicator. I only use 2 email accts on my iPhone, but during the week my work emails are A LOT more important than personal emails. If I could even assign different tones for the different email accounts it would be helpful. And the lack of a "new message" indicator is frustrating, especially since I cannot separate emails into different icons. I need to know is when a new work email comes in. I think it's asking a lot to keep up with how many unread emails you have to know if the little number icon changes to know if you have new email (if you don't hear the tone, it's on silent, you're away from it, etc). While on email - it would also be nice to "mark messages unread." I'm sure this is just habit – but when a message is new, I know it still needs action on my part. Also, after reading and deleting a message (with the message open), I prefer to go back to my Inbox versus automatically opening the next message. Almost every employee in our organization has the "read message" notification turned on. So, they get a notification you've read the email when you might not have. Finally, you cannot (easily) insert a picture or any other object in an email. The only solution I've found is to leave the email, find the attachment - copy it and paste it in your email. That's a lot of steps for a simple attachment!
While the iPhone does have shortcuts to ease with typing, the technology is extremely limited; and ultimately ineffective. The shortcut must have 2+ characters. On all my BlackBerry devices, I had extremely helpful shortcuts setup that helped enormously with typing (''r' -> 'are' 'u' -> 'you' etc) I also had shortcuts setup to easily insert punctuation and other symbols (question mark, exclamation mark, ampersand). Not only did it insert them easily, it automatically backspaced, inserted the symbol, then forward spaced.
If there are solutions to any of these concerns, PLEASE help me! I've read through the manual and searched each specifically, but can't find any fixes! I guess I just feel like there should be more functionality for what we pay for these phones!
- 03-26-2012, 03:38 PM #62
I set it up like I did with my Storm2. The words I commonly mistyped due to rushing or not looking down at my keyboard were used.
One gripe I have is with Siri. She doesn't put punctuation in. When I get her to dictate a text or something for me, it looks like one big run on sentence.
- 03-26-2012, 04:17 PM #63
- 03-26-2012, 10:06 PM #64iPhone Newbie
- 12 Posts
iPhone CALENDAR appointments from 1. calls into calendar 2. email into calendar
using exchange 365 (cloud) as center post to multiple iPhone and devices (Mac and PC) using calendar driven exchange.
we need to do 2 things from the iPhone or I am stuck using Blackberry
1. push calls into calendar as appointments (where calls notes are modified by user and time is used)
2. push emails into calendar as appointments (again later modified by user)
must be exchange365 and iPhone 4
- 03-27-2012, 09:19 AM #65iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
- 03-27-2012, 10:11 AM #66
- 03-27-2012, 11:45 AM #67
I came from a Droid so I miss my bigger screen. They could def make the screen bigger without making the phone itself bigger. There is no reason I have a home button the size of an M&M. Also, the ringtones drive me nuts. Why do I have to edit it, sync it with Itunes twice, and then assign? I can't just edit and assign?! Other than that, I actually really love the phone.
- 03-27-2012, 07:46 PM #68
ccc is call me
mmm is on my way
And this is the most important one:
rrr is Please remove my email address from the body of this message before you forward it. Thanks
For me it's easier to tap the same letter three times rather than some combo of different letters.
Yes if you do the math, I can have a max of 26 but I only have about 5 now.
- 03-27-2012, 08:33 PM #69
- 03-28-2012, 08:51 AM #70
- 03-28-2012, 12:02 PM #71
To mark unread: You can mark any message "unread". In the message itself, to far right near subject line, look for the word "mark". Click on link, choose option to mark message as unread. You can also flag this way IF this feature is a part of the host email account. The features that come through into email on iPhone are driven by the email client rather than the iDevice.
Filtering work emails from others: In the email menu, open only the work email account (instead of 'all inboxes") ... inbox will then show only work emails. It will push the others, just not show them until you open those inboxes or revert to "all inboxes".
The auto-advance problem: In email settings, scroll down to "Preview". Click for options...set to NONE. This will remove the preview panel that auto-advances to next unread message. Nobody will think you've read an email until you actually have opened it yourself.
Notifications: You can adjust notification settings to see first two lines of a new email on the lock screen and in the (pulldown) notification panel. These only open or show a message as "read" if you then click through from the notification to the email message. A good way to preview & filter to choose which messages to open as they arrive.
Hope this helps a little!
- 03-28-2012, 01:17 PM #72
sometimes when im outside on a sunny day, I pull my phone out of my pocket and look at the screen, only to have the sun's rays reflect of my retina display and have them blasted into my own retina causing momentary blindless as walk into a pole... but its only happened 3 times.
- 03-28-2012, 01:54 PM #73
My biggest gripe has been with MMS sent to multiple recipients I keep forgetting that I am also replying to every one the MMS was sent to. That can cause some awkward situations. Coming from android I miss having a native voice guided turn by turn navigation.
- 03-28-2012, 02:02 PM #74
- 03-28-2012, 06:53 PM #75