Monthly Archives: August 2014

Free webinar: How to avoid mobile bill shock

Learn how you can avoid post-summer smartphone bill shock

Summer is high season for bill shock and research by our partner Wandera shows that Brits are set to incur roaming costs of £500 million this summer – and £170 million of that will be paid for by businesses.

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Employees take their company phones on holiday so that they can stay connected with the office, and inadvertently rack up exorbitant roaming charges for their employer.

And with the recent changes in carrier tariffs, domestic data usage is now also highly susceptible to excess charges.

Join us for a 30-minute webinar with our business and development director Thom Gibbons and guest speaker Will Fisher, business development director at Wandera.

You will learn how you can:

• Benefit from compression and data usage policies in the post BlackBerry Enterprise Server era and save 60% of data or £200 on your monthly per user roaming bill,
• Protect against mobile malware with scanning in the path of the data,
• Get visibility into the black box that is mobile data usage: understand how your employees engage with apps and what they need to be productive,
• Eliminate bill shock forever whilst still allowing your employees the ‘always-on’ connectivity they demand.

Can’t make it on the day?

Register anyway and we’ll send you a recording of the webinar.

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Quick tip: How to check & lower your iPhone mobile data usage

How to check & lower your iPhone mobile data usage

Checking your usage:

To check how much mobile data your iPhone has used on each application go to:

Settings -> Mobile -> Mobile Data Usage -> Use Mobile Data For

Here you can see how much of your iPhone’s data each application has used, and turn off any applications you don’t want to use your data on.

iPhone Mobile Data Usage

To switch off an application, simply swipe the green switch to off. This will prevent the app from connecting to the internet via your mobile data. Instead, the app will work only when you access the internet via a Wi-Fi network connection – a far cheaper alternative!

You can reset these stats whenever you want.

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Top 5 iPhone battery life tips

iPhone battery life tips 

A flat battery before your day is over can be beyond inconvenient. Follow our tips on how to optimise your iPhone’s battery life and thus stay connected for as long as possible…

iPhone battery life tips

1) Turn off Background Refresh for apps you use less:

Background App Refresh keeps your iPhone active, busy polling the data network in the background updating your apps such as Facebook, which in turn reduces your battery life. You can turn it off fully or choose selective apps – depending how you use them. When you return to the app, it may take a moment longer to bring you new information but other than that it will not have any effect on the app – just added battery life for your iPhone!

To find, go to: Settings -> General ->  Background App Refresh

2) Check for your email manually:

Push email can be another battery drainer. You can set your accounts to receive updates manually (also know as fetch i.e. as soon as you load the app) instead of automatically (push). This will not only improve your battery life but it will also reduce your data usage, which is particularly useful when you are overseas. By changing this setting it means that your email will only download when you open the application or when you press the update button.

To find, go to: Settings -> Mail, Calendar, Contacts -> Tap on Fetch New Data -> Slide ‘Push’ to off and check ‘manually’ under Fetch Data. (You can then select ‘Advanced’ and set your Work email to manual if applicable)

3) Reduce your screen brightness:

As simple as it sounds, taking your screen brightness down a notch can really help your battery life – (it’s also a good thing to do when you leave your phone on overnight).

Brightness can be found via: Settings -> Wallpapers & Brightness

4) Stay cool:

Lithium-ion batteries and heat tend not to mix too well, ensure your iPhone stays in the shade over the summer and out of your boiling hot car, if possible!

5) Facebook auto play:

Facebook has recently incorporated the auto-play of videos. This can aid in both draining your battery life and increasing your data usage.

To switch off auto-play, go to Settings -> Facebook -> Auto-play -> Off

We hope these iPhone battery life tips have been as helpful as possible!

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How to soft reset an iPhone & when to do so

How to soft reset an iPhone and when to do so

Soft reset:

Like all tech, your Apple iPhone may need a little reboot. You can do this via a ‘soft reset’. This will not remove any of your iPhone content such as contacts, apps, songs etc.

How to conduct a soft reset:

1) Press and hold your home button (the big circle below the screen) and the Sleep/Wake button (on top of your iPhone, on the right-hand side) simultaneously.

how to soft reset an iPhone

2) Continue holding both buttons until your iPhone shuts down and begins to restart – this can take anywhere between 10-20 seconds. You will offered the ability to power off at this point. If you take that option, remember to turn your phone back on when you are done. Alternatively, you can ignore the power off request and continue following the steps below.

3) Let go off the buttons when you see the Apple silver logo appear. You have completed the reset successfully! – (Don’t be alarmed if it takes quite a while to load from the Apple logo to the main screen, this is perfectly normal).

Astonishingly, soft resets solve around 90% of iPhone issues, and are particularly useful if:

– If your device is unresponsive or if certain controls aren’t working as expected.

– If your applications are not responding or are ‘frozen’.

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