iOS 4

Top 10 iPhone 4 Bugs, Issues and Complaints

Cupertino, we have a problem. With over 1.7 million iPhones sold in just three days, Apple's production capacity is at its limits. With so much innovative technology packed into such a small device, there are bound to be some lemons. Many customers have received their iPhone 4 and have no issues, while others have hit the support forums and message boards to voice concerns.

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Problems range from inconvenient to completely unfixable. The iPhone 4 comes with one free year of AppleCare, which means that one visit to the Genius Bar can help. With so many iPhones hot off the factory floor, its not guaranteed that even replacement hardware won't have issues of its own. Here's a list of the top 10 iPhone 4 bugs, issues and complaints to watch out for when you receive your shipment from Apple.

News Roundup: iPhone 4 Antenna Problems Continue

The furor over Apple's iPhone 4 antenna design and its impacts on reception when held in the so-called "Death Grip" continue and here are the latest developments. First of all, don't expect AppleCare representatives to replace your iPhone 4 if you're experiencing the issue. Not only this, but Apple employees have been explicitly told not to offer owners free iPhone 4 Bumper cases.

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A leaked document posted on BGR instructs Genius Bar employees to troubleshoot the problem, however if the antenna works fine when the iPhone 4 is resting flat on a table, then Apple considers the device to be properly operating. A software fix is not mentioned, and several solutions are to be suggested to the customer.

How do I delete / remove app folders on the home screen in iPhone OS 4 / iOS 4?

You have the option to remove a folder on the home screen after it's created. To delete the folder and move your apps to the home screen follow these steps:

1. Touch and hold the folder you wish to remove.
2. Icons will wiggle. Touch the folder to display the apps inside.
3. While the apps are wiggling drag them out of the folder and onto the home screen.
4. If you don't want to save the apps in the folder you can delete them instead (touch the black circle on the corner of the icon you wish to delete).


What happened to double-click home button shortcuts in iOS 4 (camera / favorites)?

The option under Settings -> General -> Home to add shortcuts to the home button has been removed in iOS 4 (iPhone OS 4). Double clicking the home button now opens the multitasking bar.

Users previously had the option to directly access iPod, Camera, Phone Favorites or Search by clicking the home button twice.

Triple-click options for the iPhone home button can be set under Settings -> General -> Accessibility and include features such as Zoom, Large Text, and White on Black.


How do I create app folders on the home screen in iPhone OS 4 / iOS 4?

Folders can be created to organize groups of app icons on the home screen. This feature is now available using iOS 4.

To create a folder:

1. Touch and hold an app icon.
2. While the icons are wiggling, drag an app on top of another app.
3. A folder will be created containing the two apps.
4. Rename the folder or touch the folder icon to accept the default name.
5. Press the home button to stop the icons from wiggling.

To add more apps to a folder:

1. Touch and hold an app icon.
2. While the icons are wiggling, drag an app on top of the existing folder.



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