[SOLVED] How to Find Your iPod Touch When Find My iPhone Does Not Work

My son has a 4th Generation iPod Touch. He’s 5 years old. He loves the damn thing…but he loses it all the time because he’s so careful to “pack it away” and make sure it’s “safe”.

Fast forward 2 hours, and my 5 year old can’t remember where he left it and super-daddy needs to fire up his “Find My iPhone” so I he can locate it.

I log in and Find My iPhone says it cannot be located.
I try again. Nothing.
Again…nothing.
WTF?
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How to Fix Freezing, Unresponsive iPhone

More iPhone drama. After updating my iPhone to 3.1, I started experiencing a freezing iPhone every so often. It really does freeze, by the way. No attempt to hold any button will bring it back. The iPhone becomes completey inresponsive with a silent, black screen.

The good news: there’s a way to get the phone to work again.

The bad news: it won’t fix the bug itself.

To get your iPhone working again, do this: hold down the power button and home button together for around 10 seconds. This will reboot the iPhone without losing any data. Do this everytime your iPhone freezes up and you’ll be ok.

Good luck.

How to Fix a Hanging, Failed or Incomplete iPhone Software Update (aka Your Phone is a Brick)

My Last iPhone Software Update Drama
Four months ago, my wife bought me an iPhone. During a Software Update, the iPhone decided to stop the installation at around 70-80% and hang. I unplugged the device after 2 hours of hanging and tried to restore my backup. It didn’t work. Each restore operation also failed/hung around 70-80%. I called tech support and they told me to try deleting the Software Update and re-download. They also had me uninstall and reinstall iTunes. Nothing. Back then, my iPhone was still in it’s 2 week trial period so I marched back to AT&T and got a full refund.

Today’s iPhone Software Update Drama
My wife surprised me again on Christmas with another iPhone. We figured the last unit was defective and the chance of a 2nd defective unit is near zero. For the past month, I’ve been syncing with a Dell Inspiron 530 flawlessly.
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Motorola Ming: Cingular Wireless Settings for MMS and MediaNET

Go to the setup setting from the Menu > Data Networks > click on the tab with the three bars to make a “new” network, then put this in:

Profile Name: Cingular
GPRS setting:
APN: wap.cingular
User Name: WAP @ CINGULARGPRS.COM
Password: CINGULAR1 (ALL UPPERCASE)
Time Out: Off
Primary Gateway IP: 66.209.11.61
Port: 9201
Secondary Gateway IP: LEAVE BLANK
Port: LEAVE BLANK
DNS Server:BLANK
CSD setting:BLANK
Dial in number NONE
Query at Logon: (NO CHECK MARK)
User Name
Password
Baud Rate Auto
Line Type: ISDN
Time Out Off
DNS Server:

Save the settings, when you wanna connect online, you have to go back here and hit the “connect” tab, don’t forget to turn it off when done.

Then go to your browser, press the tab with the three lines>set up>profiles>then you hit the tab with the three lines and create a “new”

Profile Name: MEdia Net
Homepage: device.home
Network Link: Cingular
Save it and choose this one to be the default, dont’t forget to save.

These are my setting and they work fine. Also to set up MMS, be sure to enter these settings (Courtesy of Bruceleroy):

Go to your envelope for the sms and mms text>click the tab with the three lines to service setup>multimedia message>default profile, you edit this.

MMS Settings:
Profile Name: MMS over HTTP
MMSC: http : //mmsc.cingular.com/ (No Spaces)
Max Sending Size: 30K
Network Profile: Cingular

I hope this helps you.

I guess when we get in this far, we can choose what page we want to make our homepage when we get, or the media net website for us will automatically be in place, you have to log in to cingular.com = media net from a computer, you have to set this up with a media bundle, I think you can do it without signing up for a feature, but with all the KB usage, you might as well.
Test by sending a mms from your phone to your phone, in that way you know if it can send and recieve.

Motorola Ming: How to Cut and Paste Text

The Motorola Ming does have a cut n paste feature although the manual mentions nothing about it.

Here are the instructions:

  1. Select the text by pressing and dragging from leftside to right side of text.
  2. Then press and hold on text, squares should form around where you pressed and eventually a menu will appear.
  3. Select cut.
  4. Then press and hold where you want the text to be when the menu appears, select paste
  5. Done!