UPDATED: iOS 12 Do Not Disturb notification reappears on lock screen—endlessly

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UPDATE 10/31/18

With iOS update 12.1 this Do Not Disturb notification bug may have been fixed!  Check it out!

 


iOS 12 Do Not Disturb notification reappears on the lock screen

A great feature already present on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11 has been Do Not Disturb.  And in iOS 12, DND gets improved with additional scheduling modes. These modes are especially useful if want to use Do Not Disturb  temporarily—for an hour meeting as example.  Do Not Disturb itself is all well and dandy except for the notification about itself that reappears on the lock screen whenever DND is enabled.

In iOS 12,  when Do Not Disturb is on/enabled, a notification will remind the user it is enabled, over and over again….endlessly.  In fact, as long is Do Not Disturb is in use, this notification apparently can’t be removed which I find extremely annoying for a modern phone.  I have tried for the past month and half to find a way to remove it and yet it still reappears only to clutter up the lock screen getting in the way of real notifications.  When I find a way to permanently remove the DND notification this post will be surely updated.

So what are your thoughts about the recent iOS 12 release, and specifically the reoccurring DND notification?  Please comment below.

 

 


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UPDATED: Frustrating problem with Apple’s iOS 12 Do Not Disturb Notifications

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UPDATE 10/31/18

With iOS update 12.1 this Do Not Disturb notification bug may have been fixed!  Check it out!

 

iOS 12 Do Not Disturb notification reappears over and over on the lock screen—even after it’s been cleared

Pretty soon we will need an app just remove DO NOT DISTURB lock screen notifications

A great feature already present on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11 is Do Not Disturb.  And in iOS 12, DND gets improved with additional scheduling modes. These modes are especially useful when you need to use Do Not Disturb  temporarily—an hour meeting  for example.  Do Not Disturb itself is all well and dandy except for the notifications that reappear on the lock screen whenever DND is enabled.  I don’t like a cluttered lock screen so it would be nice to be able to remove the DND notifications. I simply haven’t been able to find a way to make them go away for good.

In iOS 12, if DND is on/enabled, a notification will remind the user–just in case you forgot you enabled it I suppose.  One time is good.  But when you clear it by swiping left, the notification will reappear again on the lock screen sometime later (I have yet to determine what triggers it’s return). But I do wish for a way to disable/remove DND notifications altogether in iOS 12. When I find one, I will be sure to update this post.

If you do I would love your help!

 

So what are your thoughts about the recent iOS 12 release, and specifically the reoccurring DND notifications?  Please comment below.

 

 


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UPDATED: iOS 12 brings new frustrations with notifications

DND_iOS12

UPDATE 10/31/18

With iOS update 12.1 this Do Not Disturb notification bug may have been fixed!  Check it out!

 


Pretty soon we will need an app just to remove DO NOT DISTURB lock screen notifications

A great feature already present on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11 is Do Not Disturb.  And in iOS 12, DND gets improved with additional scheduling modes. These modes are especially useful when you need to use Do Not Disturb  temporarily—an hour meeting  for example.  Do Not Disturb itself is all well and dandy except for the notifications that reappear on the lock screen whenever DND is enabled.  I don’t like a cluttered lock screen so it would be nice to be able to remove these notifications.. I simply haven’t been able to find a way to make them go away for good.

In iOS 12, if DND is on/enabled, a notification will remind the user–just in case you forgot you enabled it I suppose.  One time is good.  But when you clear it by swiping left, the notification will reappear again on the lock screen sometime later (I have yet to determine what triggers it’s return). But I do wish for a way to disable/remove DND notifications altogether in iOS 12. When I find one, I will be sure to update this post.

If you do I would love your help!

 

So what are your thoughts about the recent iOS 12 release, and specifically the reoccurring DND notifications?  Please comment below.

 

 


iOS 12 features

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image source – my iphone screenshot

UPDATED: Is there a way to disable Do Not Disturb lock-screen notifications on iOS 12?

DND_iOS12

UPDATE 10/31/18

With iOS update 12.1 this Do Not Disturb notification bug may have been fixed!  Check it out!

 


Pretty soon we will need an app just to remove DO NOT DISTURB lock screen notifications

A great feature already present on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11 is Do Not Disturb.  And in iOS 12, DND gets improved with additional scheduling modes. These modes are especially useful when you need to use Do Not Disturb  temporarily—an hour meeting  for example.  Do Not Disturb itself is all well and dandy except for the notifications that reappear on the lock screen whenever DND is enabled.  I don’t like a cluttered lock screen so it would be nice to be able to remove these notifications.. I simply haven’t been able to find a way to make them go away for good.

In iOS 12, if DND is on/enabled, a notification will remind the user–just in case you forgot you enabled it I suppose.  One time is good.  But when you clear it by swiping left, the notification will reappear again on the lock screen sometime later (I have yet to determine what triggers it’s return). But I do wish for a way to disable/remove DND notifications altogether in iOS 12. When I find one, I will be sure to update this post.

If you do I would love your help!

 

So what are your thoughts about the recent iOS 12 release, and specifically the reoccurring DND notifications?  Please comment below.

 

 


iOS 12 features

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image source – my iphone screenshot

Apple’s iOS 12 introduces Do Not Disturb notifications that don’t seem to go away

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iOS 12 Do Not Disturb notification reappears on the lock screen

 

UPDATE 10/31/18

With iOS update 12.1 this Do Not Disturb notification bug may have been fixed!  Check it out!

 


A great feature already present on the iPhone and iPad with iOS 11 is Do Not Disturb.  And in iOS 12, DND gets improved with additional scheduling modes. These modes are especially useful when you need to use Do Not Disturb  temporarily—an hour meeting  for example.  Do Not Disturb itself is all well and dandy except for the notifications that reappear on the lock screen whenever DND is enabled.  I don’t like a cluttered lock screen so it would be nice to be able to remove them. I simply haven’t been able to find a way to make them go away for good.

In iOS 12, if DND is on/enabled, a notification will remind the user–just in case you forgot you enabled it I suppose.  One time is good.  But when you clear it by swiping left, the notification will reappear again on the lock screen sometime later (I have yet to determine what triggers it’s return). But I do wish for a way to disable/remove DND notifications altogether in iOS 12 and when I find one, I will be sure to update this post.

If you do I would love your help!

 

So what are your thoughts about the recent iOS 12 release, and specifically the reoccurring DND notifications?  Please comment below.

 

 


iOS 12 features

Do Christians Hate Gays? Watch this

Movies to see before you die

Forbes: Apple’s flawed vision

Removing touch ID is bad idea

Opinion: Apple’s bad design iPhone X

iPhone strange behavior and missing features


image source – my iphone screenshot

Windows 10 Fast Boot a Source for Many Desktop Booting Freezes

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Microsoft may recommend Fast Boot but it has been source for many freezes to my Windows 10 desktop

If you have Windows 10 on your computer, chances are you have seen your computer crash, freeze, hang or have some other undesirable behavior especially after performing feature updates.  I have seen my computer refuse to boot into the Windows desktop after the Anniversary Update released in 2016 after several attempts. This freezing phenomena again occurred just recently after receiving the Creators Update released in the Fall of 2017.   The reason?  Fast Boot (which Microsoft apparently recommends) was automatically enabled after the feature update (I had disabled it before).   (And in case you are wondering, I have seen this freezing issue related to the Fast Boot enabled on at least three separate computers.  Why Microsoft doesn’t address this issue I do not know. )

So, if you are able to get to your desktop or your computer hasn’t been frozen entering the desktop, the first thing I recommend is to disable the Fast Boot feature ASAP which is found under Power Options.  (Note:  If you know your Fast Boot option is enabled and you have never had any issues with booting into the Windows 10 desktop, by all means feel free to leave it on!)

Disabling Fast Boot in Windows 10

1. Navigate to Power & Sleep Settings in Windows 10.  (Type in Power in the search bar or icon located at the on the taskbar at the bottom on your desktop.)

2.Click on Additional Power Settings (Usually located to the right or towards the bottom of the Settings window under Related Settings)

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3. In the Settings window that opens, click on Choose What the Power Buttons Do option located to the left of the Power Options window.  (Note: this will be part of the Power options found in Control Panel)

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4. The window System Settings will open.  Four check boxes will be listed with the Fast Boot options listed first.  Usually it is grayed out and the box has been already checked.  To uncheck it, simply click on Change the settings that are currently unavailable.

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5. Uncheck Turn On Fast Boot (Recommended)

6. Save the changes.  That’s it! Making sure this little hidden nugget from Microsoft is unchecked has fixed a lot of startup problems on my computers.  Hope it can help you.

 


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MyPillow®: Is the High Price Justified and Should I Buy One?

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Most of us have seen or heard the infomercials and commercials on TV and radio for MyPillow®.  Mr. Lindell is a great communicator and he is the founder and inventor of MyPillow®.  I want to trust him when he says “I personally guarantee MyPillow® will be the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.”   But is the MyPillow® pillow really that good?  I could use a new pillow because mine is turning a yellow-brownish color.  But should I buy a MyPillow®?

Is this pillow amazing or what?

Radio and TV Talk show host Sean Hannity (who is awesome by the way) discusses the benefits of owning a MyPillow® pillow on his radio show.  The testimonies found on the MyPillow® website proclaim nothing but praise and adulation for this pillow and the wonders it does to help in sleeping better.  With all this positive jubilation I’ve heard and read about the MyPillow® I am nearly persuaded to buy my own MyPillow® pillow just to experience the hype …er… pillow myself.  But there is a problem that has been keeping me from purchasing my own.

What about the price

First, the price of the MyPillow® pillow is not cheap.  I have seen it for close to $50 at Walmart to as much as $90 online. The high price for any pillow causes me to pause and it certainly does with a purchase of my own MyPillow® brand pillow.  And yet, there is an even bigger problem that price holding me back in such a purchase.  And this second problem is not an easy one for me to overcome.

There are reviews

What I have learned so far about MyPillow® started with a quick visit to a few website reviews such as Amazon, Walmart, Better Business Bureau and YouTube.  All of these sites feature either mixed reviews or some candidly negative opinions about this pillow or the company who makes MyPillow® with positive comments in the mix.  Positive reviews and comments are great and essential to sell a product but negative reviews about a product never sit well with me.  When I read or watch reviews, I take into account user error, bias, tone, the details provided and the overall quality of the comments within the review.  But even honest and fair reviews for MyPillow® seem to expose something unsettling about this product.   For starters, the grade letter on the Better Business Bureau website certainly doesn’t help this cause especially when companies pay the BBB to appear on their site.  Hmmm.

I have read about and watched reviewers who have cut open a MyPillow® brand pillow and reveal what appears to be nothing more than shredded pieces of foam in varying shapes and sizes. This might not be problematic if this was all there was to tell. Many reviewers claim the MyPillow® is lumpy.  That theme repeated itself more often than I think it should have unless it were true.  And I can understand why this might be when there are lumps of foam clumping together under one’s head in the form of a pillow!  How about the return policy?  User experience seems to be all over the map on this one.  Some folks claim an easy return while others claim customer service was unhelpful and the high price for return shipping had to be paid by the customer.  But back to what’s on the inside of the pillow. Perhaps this foam (or whatever it is) is made of a high quality material and that’s why the pillow is expensive?  I do like that MyPillow® is made in the USA.

Questions

So the question that remains still remains.  Is this pillow simply a cheaply made pillow that should cost around $10 and some reviewers have suggested but has instead been marketed at a higher price so we the consumer think it’s a luxury pillow? Of course, that would be deceptive and that wouldn’t be good publicity for any company would it?  Or, is this pillow in fact a truly a high quality product that one could justify in paying a price of $50 to near $90 or more?   Well, right now I don’t have the answer but I do wish I could try out a Premium MyPillow® before I spent more than $10 on my own.

If do get my hands on a MyPillow® pillow I will update this post and give you my first hand…..or head, experience and thoughts.

I want to hear from you. Do you have (or know someone) who has first hand experience with the MyPillow® pillow?  Feel free to let me know in the comments below.


 

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Who is Equisolar, Inc. anyways? Shady Sales Tactics Put Up Giant Red Flag

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The company Equisolar, Inc. sent a salesperson to my door the other day claiming I had made an appointment at 2:00 pm for a consultation…,er sales pitch to install solar panels on my home.  The trouble is, there was no actual appointment made nor was there any discussion about it. In fact I hadn’t even heard of this company before.  My wife told me they had repeatedly left recorded messages on her phone but no appointment had been set by her either.

The friendly salesman gave me a company flyer which also included the company address.  Now Equisolar, Inc. claims to be located in southern CA (specifically Encino).  Okay.  I live in the north part of the state (nearly 1000 miles away).  No big deal you say? except one company rep on the phone told my wife they were local.  Local to who? Southern Cal?  The nice salesman also inexplicably had some of my personal information which according to my wife she had not provided either.  Could Equisolar be another aggressive telemarketing company?

I decided to do a little internet exploration on Equisolar, Inc.  The Better Business Bureau shows the company in good standing. But that isn’t entirely reliable since the BBB is paid by the businesses to appear on their site. Can we all say “conflict of interest”?  But I digress.  More online investigation shows a smattering of positive and negative reviews for Equisolar.  On some sites like the BBB and Facebook—mostly negative.  Now it’s true positive reviews are great for any company and it’s those positive reviews a company would hope to receive in order to positively represent and reflect their business practices.  But as a potential customer I want to be sure I am dealing with a reliable, honest and trustworthy company.  That is why it’s not only positive reviews I’m  interested in. So when I found multiple claims about the company not returning phone calls, treating customers unfairly, or that a salesman arrived to meet for an appointment that was never approved……….I think it’s only natural to become wary.

So let us briefly recap what we’ve learned.  A salesman from Equisolar holding my personal information and address arrives to my home unannounced. He claims to have an appointment with my wife and I for a consultation.  Online company complaints mention poor customer service, phones going unanswered, robo-like calls and incomplete installations with a few highly suspicious positive reviews thrown in the mix.

Now, I will probably never know if Equisolar provides a great service and can be completely trusted or not because as far as I’m concerned their initial sales tactics are not only a huge shady turn-off but they also displayed a giant red flag with the words, “RUN AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY AS FAST AS YOU CAN”.

Have personal experience with Equisolar?  Feel free to comment below.


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Review: How Does Project Highrise Rate in 2017?

 

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This review is for Project Highrise plus the available DLC (Las Vegas, Miami Malls and Tokyo Towers). I purchased this game as a bundle on a Steam sale which included the available DLC and the base game Project Highrise.

Initial Observations

Contrary to what I have read, Project Highrise in my opinion is not much like the old 1990’s Sim Tower.  Yes, you can build a tall building and yes there are animated people walking around and yes there are offices, hotels, restaurants and apartments but for me that is as close as those two games get to being the same.  I consider Project Highrise more in line with a city builder such as Cities Skylines because of the required planning and management aspects to it.

Tutorials are Helpful

For me there has been a slight learning curve to discovering the game’s mechanics.  The included tutorials are extremely helpful although they only scratch the surface for how the game operates.  Playing with unlimited resources I found has given me the best experience and the most fun in learning the game.

DLC Adds Variety to Game

As of this writing, I have not played Project Highrise (PH) without the DLC but as far as I can tell, the added DLC (Las Vegas, Miami Malls, and Tokyo Towers) are welcome (essential?) additions in making PH an enjoyable experience. The DLC gives the game depth and variety with its added hotel building expansion which includes casinos, stores, art galleries, event venues, in addition to apartments, office and multi-level lobbies. Who doesn’t want to add stores, hotels, casinos and event venues to their tower?  Get it all with a Steam sale and you can’t go wrong.

Additional note about DLC (Las Vegas, Miami Malls and Tokyo Towers):  As catchy or flashy as the DLC titles may sound, their function is simply generic in the game.  What I mean is the Las Vegas DLC adds generic hotels, casinos, and event venues as options to PH (all things one might see in Las Vegas). The Miami Malls expansion adds generic mall related spaces such as mall security, demo booths, or a mall directory with a variety of stores to choose from. Tokyo Towers adds a generic Japanese flare to apartments, art, and lobbies within the game.

Choose the kind of buildings you wish to create

In Project Highrise you get to choose the direction you want to take your building beside just up, whether it be by adding hotels, apartments, stores, businesses or a combination of all of these (must have the DLC).  It’s up to you (mostly) because you get to choose the types of tenants who will make up your tower. (This is different from Sim Tower where in that game I believe the specific types of food eateries, restaurants and establishments were randomly chosen for you.) PH gives you much greater control and variety in who will move into your building. (A pizza place or a Mexican restaurant? A pet store or an electronics store? You get to decide from a list of choices.)  Again, this is why I highly recommend the additional DLC.

Graphics and Sound

Both the graphics and sound of PH are decent but are nothing earth shattering. The game could do more with additional animations and sound effects which would add a little more vibrancy to the game.

Unlimited Money and Resources Game-play Option

In the main menu, there is an unlimited money feature which allows for more creative and faster building from the start. In my opinion, this feature alone makes the game worth a purchase.  However, it’s important to note that even with the unlimited money and resources option enabled, not all in-game building options will be available at the start (although plenty will be). This applies to things like 2 floor apartments, large luxury apartments, large hotel suites, casinos, large offices, metro transit, etc. (See Your Tenants can be needy people below.)

Not to fret though because having the extra money, prestige, buzz, and influence available are also important for greater possibilities to growing your building faster, bringing in consultants, fulfilling contracts and opening up a variety of future tenants.

Depth of Gameplay

Consultants are an essential part of PH and add an enormous amount of depth to the game.  With influence the player can add consultant offices which in turn will open up more available options for constructing the perfect building.  There are four types of consultant offices and tracks to choose from: Aesthetics, Politics, Operations and Tourism. Aesthetics pertain to art, sculptures and galleries in your building and also to its general appearance.  Politics consultants lift some limitations and codes on building heights and will allow for public transportation.  Operations pertain to the inner workings and maintenance of your building such as the number of workers available and the speed at which they build. The Tourism consultants open up the building to allow event venues, hotels and the construction of casinos.

Buzz allows for campaigns or ad’s to be placed to bring in more people to your tower, lower the costs of building materials or improve the overall moral of office workers among other things.

Prestige stars reflect the level of the good in your building and the happiness (or sadness) of your tenants and visitors. You gain and lose prestige stars by forming various actions in game or allocating space for specific tenants.  Unhappy tenants and other factors can lower your Prestige level (the number of stars you have).

Optional Contracts

Project Highrise features optional contracts which are basically a checklist of goals and achievements you can obtain depending on the particular deal or contract you sign. For example, one contract might be to bring in a specific number of people into your tower (grow your population). There is no time limit to complete this task and when your tower reaches that number in population as specified in the contract, you will receive a cash reward for completing the contract.  Note: Fulfilling contracts help build your wealth faster especially if you are not playing with unlimited resources

Your Tenants can be needy people

Tenants who you might wish to occupy a space in your tower will have needs or requirements that must be met before they can be placed in your building. Some have few needs like electricity and water while others have many.

This is very important in understanding who can move in immediately and who will have to wait. For example, a luxury two-bedroom apartment might need special cleaning services, handyman services, trash pick-up and more variety of restaurants and cafes  placed in your building before a luxury apartment can be placed in your building. IMO the necessity to check these needs of prospective tenants adds a great deal of depth to the game-play.  For some players, meeting these needs might become frustrating but for me it added an awesome element of realism and depth to the game.

Prestige stars are also necessary in order to bring in specific tenants.

A little bit like SimCity or Cities Skylines

Offices, stores, apartments, hotel rooms and other selected tenants need electricity to run and be happy.  Some of these tenants also need water, a phone line, cable TV or Air Conditioning (hotels). Therefore as you might guess, planning and setting up your buildings infrastructure is important in Project Highrise.

Unlike Sim Tower, elevators in PH do not need to be monitored for capacity and usage times.  However, their location does matter depending on what type of tenant you choose to locate nearby.  Some businesses or apartments for example may not be happy if placed next to the elevators.

In addition, smells, noise levels etc, must be monitored to keep your tower dwellers happy.

Lots of Space

One awesome thing I love about Project Highrise is the amount of space you have available to build your tower or towers.  The player is actually given a few options in the main menu. There is Standard, Narrow, Short and Wide or Extra Large.  I found the Extra Large option to be a wonderful amount of space to build a huge (or spread-out) tower or even multiple ones! Of course, if you choose the smaller play areas (which aren’t that small at all), the option to expand your building opens up with a building permit which you can obtain by adding influence and the proper consultant offices!

Room for improvement

Like many games which are good, Project Highrise also has room for improvement.

Poor in-game music

PH lacks music options during game-play. In fact there is only soundtrack available and IMO was a poor choice for this game. Unless you enjoy repetitive elevator music, you may agree.  However, allowing a music style selector (or mod) available would greatly enhance the music options. Fortunately, the music can be turned off completely.

More animations and visuals to enhance the game quality

The current animations and sound effects in the game are fine but having additional animations, visuals and sound effects would further enhance the game’s overall quality, likeability and charm.  For example in the pet store, it would be wonderful if the cat and dog moved and we saw people actually purchase items from the stores or sit down and eat at the restaurants rather than just stand or walk through them. (Yes, there is a very large hamburger that appears on the tables but I didn’t always see anybody eating them.)

Store names don’t always match the in-game graphical representation

Now I realize this is a game and not to be taken too seriously but I still noticed when the model train store had dolls in it instead of expected model trains and that some restaurants look eerily similar.

Why not display all tenant needs and requirements from the categories menu?

The game could do better job at how it displays the requirements and needs for tenants in general. Currently (as far as I can tell) the player must first allocate tenant space (at no cost) in order to view the needs of that prospective tenant only to find you need to delete that space because your tower doesn’t yet fulfill those requirements.  There should be a way of displaying the needs of tenants from the categories or selection menu before anything is placed in the building. While it doesn’t cost anything to allocate the space, it is an unnecessary extra step the developers might want to consider eliminating to make the game-play less tedious.

A faster third speed would be nice

Waiting for things to develop can be a looonnng wait.  The current speeds available are normal and fast.  Sometimes fast isn’t quite fast enough.

Escalators and Parking Spaces

Wish there were escalators and parking spaces.  Some two story malls stores include an escalator already but it would great to be able to add one in addition to the elevators and stairs.  Where are the parking spaces for cars to park?  This little nugget was part of Sim Tower and I miss it.

A big picture view

When your tower gets big sometimes it can be difficult to spot what is making someone upset in your building and it can be especially tedious to search for specific tenants or that elusive recycling bin or eatery to check its stats.  Having a view available which displays all tenants located in your building each broken into categories with specific stats, might go a long way to making them easier to find especially when something goes wrong.

My Rating of Project Highrise

Overall, I would highly recommend this game especially if you enjoy city builders and a Sim Tower style game.  My nine-year-old daughter can also attest to the fun factor this game provides.

Get the game plus DLC in a bundle on a Steam sale for $10-$15 and it’s a great deal.

At the 10 dollar price point, my rating for Project Highrise (with DLC) is 4 stars (out of 5)

Have you played Project Highrise? Did you like it? Dislike it? Let me know what you think of the game in the comments below.


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The strange behavior and missing features of iOS 11

 

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The strange behavior and missing features of iOS 11

I like my iPhone and iPad but between strange behavior and missing features in Apple’s new update to iOS 11 I have become increasingly frustrated with it.

Strange bright border around face of iPhone

When viewing any app or picture with a white background, my iPhone shows an odd inexplicable bright whitish border around the edge of the screen.  This was not seen prior to iOS 11.1 and does appear in any screenshots taken with the phone but appears to be an issue with the phone itself.  Any thoughts?  (below are some screenshots taken with my iPad of my iPhone 5s)

 

Sticking Portrait Orientation even when the feature is not locked?

I may or may not be one of the few people experiencing this issue but I have noticed when I check my email Portrait Orientation sticking to a wide position even when I hold the phone upright in iOS 11.  I am forced to shake or rotate the phone a couple of times to get it “unstuck”.  To completely remedy this “sticking” of auto rotation I have to now use the portrait orientation lock feature when viewing emails or browsing the web to keep it from sticking in the wrong position.  Pre-Locking the position is fine but it adds more steps when viewing a video should I want to rotate the view of the picture on the fly.

Control Center Wi-Fi setting appears to have a mind of its own

Another thing I have encountered in iOS 11 which I did not encounter in previous OS versions, is Wi-Fi automatically turning itself on after turning it off from the control center. This behavior never occurred in iOS 10.  Of course, I go into settings to permanently turn off Wi-Fi but then it will won’t find any hot-spots at all.  Isn’t the purpose of Control Center to allow convenient access to various phone settings such as Wi-Fi?  I think so but for whatever reason, Apple decided to change the functionality of Wi-Fi in the Control Center.

App Store Wish List Missing From iOS 11

Lastly, if you have ever wanted to buy an App from the App store and save it to your wish list, you can’t anymore. Again, for whatever reason, the wish list feature has been removed in iOS 11.  Thank you Apple.  Why not keep it when it such a useful feature in iOS 10?

Still no iPad Calculator

Honorable Mention:

This isn’t necessarily simply an issue with iOS 11 but still having no built-in calculator on the iPad is also odd since the iPhone has one built in. Maybe the code to add a calculator to the iPad (without using a third-party app) is more complicated than we realize.

 

 

 


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