Unlike Verizon which unlocks all its 4G devices, AT&T still locks its iPhones to its network. This means you cannot take your AT&T iPhone, drop in a T-Mobile SIM and expect it work. Before you can bring that iPhone to a new carrier domestically or overseas, you have to meet the minimum criteria and go through AT&T’s official channels to unlock the device. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked? And how to unlock it if it is locked? Read on for information on unlocking your iPhone on AT&T’s network.
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The cellular industry in the US made a radical shift in 2014 when the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act became law. Among other things, this consumer-friendly piece of legislation required carriers to unlock all eligible devices upon consumer request. Want to find out if your iPhone is unlocked? And how to unlock it if it is? Read on for the information on unlocking your iPhone on Verizon’s network.
Typing on an iDevice can be a frustrating endeavor. Besides the annoyances of auto-correct or having carrots for thumbs, there are shortcuts, punctuations, and symbols that can complicate matters even more. No matter how comfortable you are with typing on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, there are a few simple tricks that you might not have known about.
“You’ve reached Osas Obaiza. I am not available right now so please leave a message with your name and number…” How many times does your phone ring before it’s forwarded to voicemail? My iPhone rang six times before the voicemail picked it up. Forcing a caller to wait that long to leave a voicemail dissuades them from even leaving a voicemail in the first place. Luckily there is a little known, and somewhat complicated process to changing just how long callers have to wait before they get your voicemail.
While Apple’s iCloud service didn’t have the greatest 2014, just ask Jennifer Lawrence, it is still the best and most convenient way to store and access your iPhone or iPad files online. Apple provides 5 GB of free iCloud storage, but as with all things concerning space, you can run out of it. So, if you don’t feel like ponying up to pay Apple for more space, you can delete your backups to free up more space in your iCloud account.
Apple accidentally slipped a bug in iOS 7 that allowed iOS users to create nested folders (i.e. folders within folders) on their devices. The bug was not exactly harmful, so Apple did not fix it in iOS 8 (and iOS 8.1) as well.
The Touch ID sensor allows you to unlock the device without a passcode, and also approve purchases from iTune Store, the App Store, and the iBooks Store.
If you’ve just got your shiny new iPhone 5s and can’t wait to use it, here’s our step-by-step guide on how to set up and start using it.