I was asked today how to fix a iPhone (or iPod Touch) which had a Frozen Safari app (Apples Internet Browser). This can also work for a Frozen iPhone in some situations like an app which is unresponsive.
The problem was that Safari on the iPod Touch would not accept any touches to the address bar, search bar or bookmarks – basically the Safari GUI on the iPod was frozen or simply it is a Frozen iPhone.
The solution to fix this frozen iPhone or frozen safari app is fairly easy, but not everyone knows it. To fix and unfreeze the iPhone Safari App , do as follows; – Load the Safari App on the iPod Touch / iPhone – when Safari has loaded, press and hold the home button (the circular button in the middle of the iPod) until Safari quits – your iPhone / iPod Touch should return to the home screen.
If this does not work you can try do an iPhone reset. The iPhone / iPod Touch reset is done by pressing and holding the home button and the power on/off button simultaneously, until you see the Apple logo and then release – while ignoring the “slide to turn off prompt” when doing this.
Its probably useful to clear your cache and cookies when this has resolved; this can be done by Going to Settings > Safari and select Clear History, Clear Cookies, and Clear Cache.
You can also ensure no further issues occur by turning off and re-powering the iPod/iPhone once finished this.
Hopefully, this should solve any problems if you have an iPod Touch or iPhone with a Safari App which is Frozen or if you have a frozen iPhone, hopefully you are now back up and running.
I decided to track how much I use each app just as an experiment to see which iPhone apps I frequent most often. The results are quite interesting. (You can click the graph to the right to see the results–> )
I did this little experiment while I was on Holiday in the south island of New Zealand, which is why apps like Booking.com and TripAdvisor are on the list. (These 2 apps got us some of the best accommodation in New Zealand and would be worth downloading if you don’t already have them!)
So what were my most used iPhone Apps?
In first place, top of the heap was the Facebook App. This was interesting since I’m not really somebody who would do too much on Facebook, however, it seems I check in on the app quite a bit to see whats going on.
In 2nd Place was the Sky News app, one of the best news apps I have used. 3rd place saw yet another Social Media app, Twitter, which I am getting quite into now and enjoying using … maybe even more than Facebook for the interactive nature of it. 4th Place, Classic FM which is great to relax to and the iPhone app for Classic FM delivers very high quality radio straight to your device. 5th place sees,Grrr, Angry Birds which I really got into while on the long haul flights. The rest you can see for yourself. Feel free to add a comment about which apps you most use.
The Most used iPhone App Table
RTE News Now 3G
Sky Mobile TV
Xe Currency Converter
Entertainment.ie (cinema guide)
The test was carried out over a 2 week period in May 2011 and over 300 app uses were logged.
Do you use the alarm on your iphone to wake up for work? Warning … The alarm clock of the iPhone is not working since 1st January, 2011. A similar issue arose in November with a similar bug in the iOS which affected the alarm clock on the iPhone.
The iOS iPhone Alarms issue affects once-off alarms only! It does not affect countdown timers or repeating alarms. Therefore the solution to fix the iPhone Alarms issue is as follows;
1) Start the Clock app and click Edit to edit an existing alarm. Or indeed add a new alarm with the + symbol.
2) Edit the alarm so you have a Repeating Alarm, eg. Select Repeat for Mon to Fri if you want a weekday alarm… i.e set your repeat interval.
3) Now press Save to save the alarm.
You should now have something like this.
That’s it. In this way you can fix the iPhone Alarm bug through a change on alarm settings. Some sources say it should fix on it’s own on Jan 3rd 2010. Lets see!
Don’t forget to share your thoughts on this issue, in the comments area below.
If you are looking at doing Timelapse I would certainly recommend the iTimeLapse iPhone App. (Note, you need a camera on your device so the old iPod Touch cannot use this app)
The iTimelapse iPhone App allows you to create a timelapse project, specifying the timelapse interval, duration of the project, & size of the video. During rendering you can output at varying framerates, add music and add a filename. The timelapse videos can then be output to your camera roll / library for sharing.
The quality of the videos are very good and I feel I could be getting slowly addicted to timelapseing … But it is enjoyable especially if you have a nice subject, e.g. sunset, cityscape, or something which is slow moving but interesting to watch over time.
I would recommend that you switch to Airplane Mode, turn off sound, turn down the brightness, and if you are running a timelapse which takes mire than 2 hours that you have a full battery or stay on AC power.
Your projects in iTimeLapse are saved so if you render & export your video at 12fps and you find that it is too jumpy then you can re-render later by accessing the project file and changing the fps of the timelapse.
Have a look at a sample which I created this month in Sydney, Australia.
The iTimeLapse iPhone app is available in the app store at €2.99 – well worth it, a nice fun app.