Monthly Archives: November 2021

How to Fix If Unlock with Apple Watch is Broken on the iPhone 13

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iOS 15 has landed, and unsurprisingly, this update is chockfull of features that make life easier for us in newfound ways.  For example, if we have the Apple Watch and an iPhone, we can now unlock our iPhone with the Apple Watch! This is true only for Face ID-equipped iPhones only, though.

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Why did Apple bring this particular feature only to Face ID-equipped iPhone models? This was a direct response by Apple to the global coronavirus pandemic wherein people with Face ID-equipped phones found themselves unable to unlock their phones due to the face masks.

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But Apple has identified an issue where Unlock with Apple Watch may not work with iPhone 13 devices after the iOS 15 update. You might see “Unable to Communicate with Apple Watch” if you try to unlock your iPhone while wearing a face mask, or you might not be able to set up Unlock with Apple Watch.

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Apple has warned owners of its new iPhone 13 model that they might not be able unlock their phone with an Apple Watch due to this software glitch.

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If everything seems to be in order and you are still unable to unlock iPhone with Apple Watch after the iOS 15 update, there are a few steps you can take.

1. Restart the iPhone and key in your passcode when it boots up.

2. Restart the Apple Watch similarly.

3. Ensure that Unlock With Apple Watch is activated!

This method can temporarily solve the problem, but it may happen again in the future.

Good news is that Apple is lining up a software update that should resolve the problem, according to a new support document. Althought the specific release time is still uncertain.

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Another problem is iPhone 13 Not Detecting SIM Card after the iOS 15 update.

Usually we will do the following operations to fix:

1. Turn On (and Off) Airplane Mode;

2.  Remove and Reinsert Your SIM Card and Tray

3. Restart Your iPhone

4. Reset Your Network Settings.

But it is not work for iOS 15 user, the current way to solve this problem briefly is to restart the phone, but the problem will still recur.

What we can do is wait for software update that can resolve the problem.

What You Need to Know About Apple Announces ‘Self Service Repair’

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Apple announced a new self-service repair program on Wednesday that will let customers buy parts to fix their own iPhones or Macs. The program will first allow iPhone owners to replace their screen, battery or camera, with more parts coming later.

First, the company expects to make the service available for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, and then expand to Mac computers featuring M1 chips.

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“Creating greater access to Apple genuine parts gives our customers even more choice if a repair is needed,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “In the past three years, Apple has nearly doubled the number of service locations with access to Apple genuine parts, tools, and training, and now we’re providing an option for those who wish to complete their own repairs.”

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To ensure a customer can safely perform a repair, it’s important they first review the Repair Manual. Then a customer will place an order for the Apple genuine parts and tools using the Apple Self Service Repair Online Store. Following the repair, customers who return their used part for recycling will receive credit toward their purchase.

Self Service Repair is intended for individual technicians with the knowledge and experience to repair electronic devices. For the vast majority of customers, visiting a professional repair provider with certified technicians who use genuine Apple parts is the safest and most reliable way to get a repair.

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What’s more, Apple hasn’t yet said how much the parts will cost.

Regarding the further development of this self-service repair we will continue to pay attention to it. If you have any ideas, please leave us a message.

How to Fix Your Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra Back Camera

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The camera is one of the most used applications on a smartphone. It is therefore, essential that it works perfectly without any hiccups while out to capture those precious moments.

Lately, many Galaxy S20 owners complained about the camera not working and they are not sure why?

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In this article, we’ll discuss some effective solutions you can try to fix camera not working issues on the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra.

The following is basic detection methods:

1. Most often simply way is closing and restarting the camera app can fix the problem;

2. If the above solution does not work, try rebooting the phone;

3. Clear the camera data and cache;

4. Check if there are new updates available for the apps including the camera app;

5. Wipe system cache partition;

6. Factory reset your phone (only if all other solutions fail to fix the problem).

If the problem is still not resolved, you need to consider that there is a problem with the camera. As we all know, Samsung S20 series rear camera consists of multiple small cameras, how can I confirm which camera has a problem?

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Let’s take S20 ultra as an example to explain in detail how to confirm which camera has a problem.

Samsung has embedded a total of four cameras on the back of Galaxy S20 Ultra. They are 12-Megapixel Ultra Wide Angle Camera, 108MP Wide angle camera, 48MP Telephoto and DepthVision camera.

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The specific test method is as following:

1. Open the dial interface and enter the Engineering mode (Input *#0*#)

2. Click MEGA CAM to test wide angle and telephoto;

3. Click Front Cam to test front camera;

4. Click TOF Camera to test DepthVision Camera;

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If all are OK, please return to the Home interface and turn on the camera, click the focal length 0.5x/1.0x/2x in turn to judge the focus of the camera , click 0.5X to test ultra-wide-angle camera.

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In this way, you can determine which camera has a problem, and replace whichever has a problem.

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When Do You Need to Change the iPhone Back Camera

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One of the best features of your iPhone is the camera. And there’s nothing more annoying than iPhone camera not working when you want to take a picture.

The iPhone’s camera is a combination of software and hardware. So, if your iPhone camera isn’t working, you need to investigate where the trouble lies—with the software or the hardware.

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If it still not work after the software and hardware tests, then you need to replace a new back camera.

So how to choose a suitable back camera for your iPhone? This is what we are going to analyze in detail today. Let’s take iPhone 7 Plus as an example.

The quality on the market is mainly divided into the following categories:

1. 100% original new or original disassemble;

2. OEM refurbished (original flex cable is damaged, replaced a new cable)

3. Blu-ray with scratches (the camera lens surface is scratched);

4. The camera lens has watermark (eliminate watermarks and dirt by cleaning).

Now, let’s analyze one by one.

First is 100% original new or original disassemble quality.

As we all know, original quality works well and with good appearance, but unstable supply and high price are also the reality we have to face. Now mainly is disassembled quality.

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Second is OEM refurbished (original flex cable is damaged, replaced a new cable).

Its main advantage is its low price, but in function, using it for a long time or dropping it will cause malfunction.

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Third is Blu-ray scratches (the camera lens surface is scratched).

Advantages: low price, stable function.
Disadvantages: camera lens scratches will affect the photo effect.

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Last is the camera lens has watermark (eliminate watermarks and dirt by cleaning).

The appearance is invisible. If you buy the original camera but it is easily broken, it may be watermarked and cleaned.

Advantages: cheap price, perfect appearance.
Disadvantages: easy to damage and unstable.

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Each one has its advantages and disadvantages, just choose the right quality according to your needs.

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