Wednesday, October 9, 2019

iPhone 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues

iPhone 6s Plus Service Program for No Power Issues
While Apple is busy with the new iPhone 11, it still keeps tabs on its older phones. If you happen to have brought an iPhone 6s or 6sPlus recently, you might just be able to get it repaired for free. The no power issue with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus seems to affect iPhones manufactured between October 2018 to August 2019. These phones all have a similar serial number, which may have the problem. The problem is when the phone does not power on due to a component part that might fail. Apple has even provided a serial number check to see if you’re affected, and offer a free iPhone 6 Plus Service program.

The iPhone 6 Plus Service Program?


With iPhones 6s and 6s Plus not powering on due to a failure on behalf of a component part, Apple has now initiated the iPhone 6 Plus service program. Under this program, you can get your iPhone 6s repaired for free if any breakdown is caused by the said issue. If you already have paid to get your iPhone repaired, then Appel is willing to give you a refund.

Any prior issues will have to be repaired first, like a cracked screen, for example, before the issue can be resolved.

iPhone 6 Plus Service Program, not the only Program in Town?


This isn’t the first time iPhone 6 has come under the radar with its issues. In 2016, Apple started the iPhone 6s Program for Unexpected Shutdowns and a worldwide Battery Replacement program too. All these programs are geared towards the iPhone 6.

Under the iPhone 6s program for unexpected shutdowns, the iPhone 6s will be covered for a period of 2 years since its initial sale.

Is your iPhone 6s in Trouble?


Apple has said that the not – powering on issue affects only certain iPhone 6s’ and 6s’s plus. Only a certain series of these phones are affected. To know if your iPhone 6s is affected, you can always check with Apple’s Support page. In this support page, Apple has given users the ability to check if the user’s phones are eligible for the iPhone 6s Plus service program. All you have to do to check if your phone is eligible is to enter your iPhone serial number into the serial box.

Apple has also said that by providing the iPhone 6s Plus service program, does not mean that Apple is extending the standard warranty on all these phones. This program will supposedly cover the phone for only two years after your initial purchase.

The free repair will only be applicable in cases where the iPhone isn’t powering up due to the Component failure. Any other issue will have to be looked in to at the user's expense.

Where to get your Phone Looked into if you’re Eligible for the iPhone 6s Plus service program?


You can have your phone looked at in an Apple store or in an Apple-authorized service provider, or alternatively, you could get in touch with Apple Support online, if you happen to be affected by the issue.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Privacy Tools in iOS 13: Get the Most out of Apples new Privacy Tools

Privacy Tools in iOS 13
To avoid viruses, bugs and what have you, out there, the best and most effective way is to get the latest software update. You may have heard this more than once from family, friends, and your neighbor’s grandma, but do not underestimate the power of the latest software update. Especially if it’s an iOS 13 update. The latest version of OS for Apple iPhone users came somewhere last week. This week, iPad users too can get more security with the latest version of IPads being released. Apart from the many new features, the new OS brings, updates to privacy tools is one of the key highlights of the new iOS 13.

Some of the New privacy Tools in iOS 13:


There are many cool and necessary privacy tools in iOS 13, one of them being a shortcut to automatically creating burner email addresses when signing in to apps. There is also a feature that silences Robo callers, where was this before now? Besides all this, there are even fewer buttons which aid in minimizing sharing of location data with third parties.

A Word of Warning:


As with most updates, with getting the latest in OS features, there are also several bugs to contend with. This one too is no exception. A word of caution, you may want to wait for a few more weeks till all the glitches are sorted out before you go on and download the latest version of iOS.

Logging in to Apps with a Burner Address:


The most useful privacy tool in iOS 13 is the ability to sign in to third party apps with Apple’s ID. This is not new to the tech world, however. The same is seen in both Google and Facebook. But to lend a little twist to the feature, Apple has now added a burner email to the cocktail.

When you register for a new app, they invariably ask you for your email ID. This is the point where you have the option to log in using your Apple credentials. Once you do this, Apple will ask you if you’d like to hide your email ID. When you accept this option, Apple essentially creates a burner email ID for you.

No more Robo Callers with the New Privacy Tools in iOS 13:


Robo calls are the most annoying thing yet. They call you throughout the day, and you go and pick them up only to place your phone down a second later, talk about a waste of time.

But with Apple’s new Privacy tools in iOS 13, you’ll be able to end this menace once and for all. You can activate this feature by going into settings and selecting “silencing unknown callers” option. So any time you get a call from an unknown person, the phone won’t ring or vibrate but will just show the notification on the screen. The robocall is automatically forwarded to voicemail.

While this may be good at getting rid of robocalls, it at the same time gets rid of calls from relevant unknown persons too.