Tag: iPhone

Roborock S7 Wi-Fi and Reset indicators

Roborock iOS App Won’t Connect to Vacuum For Wi-Fi Setup

I recently had to reset my Roborock S7 vacuum Wi-Fi, and when following the instructions in the iOS app I was getting stuck at “Phone is being connected to device…”. Fortunately I found a solution on reddit. The solution was to turn off cellular data on my iPhone, then go through the Wi-Fi reset/connection process.…

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Possible Fix for Delayed T-Mobile Voicemail Notifications on iPhone

I’ve had an issue where missed call and voicemail notifications are delayed for several hours or even a day or more on my iPhone. I switched to T-Mobile recently and can’t remember if I had this problem when I was a Verizon customer, but regardless it has become annoying for me and friends/family who leave…

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You Can’t Set Up an Old iPhone without a SIM Card

I recently needed to wipe and start fresh with an old iPhone 5 to use as a WiFi-only device (essentially like an iPod Touch) but it did not have a SIM card in it anymore and would not let me finish the initial setup without one. This article provides a few suggestions for getting around…

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How I Used Mac Addresses to Identify All the Smart Devices On My Network

Like many tech-savvy thirty-somethings my household has acquired quite a few Wi-Fi-connected devices over the past few years: Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi scale Wireless printer Smart thermostat Apple TV/Roku Smart HDTV Wi-Fi baby monitor Wi-Fi security cameras Smart phones, tablets, computers etc. Our network had gradually become highly populated with devices, and I didn’t even notice. When I upgraded our router…

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Rotate Videos that were Recorded Sideways

Ever since smartphones started adding video recording capabilities, I’ve seen a lot more videos recorded in “portrait” mode. This happens when you record a video while holding your phone upright instead of sideways. Depending on the phone, the video recording app you used, and how you are playing it back, the video may end up…

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Auto-dial Teleconference Codes using iPhone

So I just discovered this handy tip and thought I’d pass it along. iPhone will auto-dial conference codes for you if the number is written in a particular format in the location or description fields of a calendar event. The phone number and conference code will be colored to show they are a telephone hyperlink.…

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Share One iTunes Library on Multiple PCs Over a Network

Update (2013-06-16): A while ago I signed up for iTunes Match, and I have found it to be a great solution for viewing my iTunes library on multiple PCs, whether they are on my home network or not (I have my entire library available on my MacBook at work as well as my PCs at…

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Why I Don’t Miss my Android Phone after Switching to the iPhone 4s

I’ve never been an early adopter of cell phones; I don’t want to be a beta-tester and I really can’t afford to get the latest and greatest phone every few months. It took me a long time to make the decision to get my first Android smartphone, and I spent several months considering my latest…

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