All about Resetting Your iPhone Passcode

If you’re going to bravely let your toddler play with your iPhone or iPad, you’re going to need to protect from fingers, knocks, drops, and even yourself from financial loss. Here are some suggestions for products that will protect your device. If you wish to learn more about this, visit How-To Guide: Resetting Your iPhone Passcode.

  1. Get a screen protector.

Kids are dirty and their little cute fingers have all kinds of dirty stuff on them. The last thing you need on your phone is a dried booger, cookie crumbs, or sticky apple juice. A screen protector will not only your protect your screen from grime but also from scratches that will ruin your beautiful screen. There are all kinds of screen protectors you can buy ranging in material/thickness/finish of course depending on how much you want to spend. I just use a cheap one, it gets scratched itself but does the job.

  1. Get a case.

Your kid will drop your phone and will knock your phone into something hard, it’s not a matter of if but when and how bad. After seeing my own horrific knee-jerk reactions my own daughter has figured that the cell phone is of value and that she should be very careful with it. However, accidents happen and you want to be safe rather than sorry. Cases are typically made from plastic or silicon with varying degrees of hardness. My experience with hard cases are that they crack at some point, so I prefer the more rubbery ones. I use a cheap iLuv case that I bought at a discount store, I wouldn’t drop kick my phone with it but it does a good job of protecting my phone edges from bumps. Cases come in all kinds of customized forms, designs, and colors to meet your individual taste.

  1. Use password protection features on your device.

A friend of my once told me that her 6 year old figured out how to purchase apps from the app store application. I don’t remember how much money he spent, but this is never a good a thing. Your kid will figure out how to buy something eventually, the technology is that intuitive. There are two ways to implement parental controls on an iPhone, using the Passcode feature, or Enabling Restrictions.

Passcode: If your worried about your toddler sneaking off with you phone, a good way to prevent use is the Passcode feature which basically asks you for a passcode to access the phone. To turn on the Passcode feature on your iPhone tap Settings>Passcode Lock>Turn Passcode On. You’ll be prompted to enter a 4 digit passcode and then re-enter it for verification. Once enabled no one will be able to turn on your device without entering your passcode first. This by itself only protects who has access to your phone, not how a person uses your phone.

Enabling Restrictions: If your worried about your toddler buying/deleting apps or surfing the internet, the restrictions feature on the iPhone essentially “hides” those capabilities. To enable restrictions tap Settings>Enable Restrictions. You’ll be prompted to enter a 4 digit passcode and then re-enter it for verification. After your passcode is accepted you will see a list of features you can choose to turn off. If you wanted to turn off the ability to install apps for example, locate “Installing Apps” on the list and slide the “on” button to “off”. This will actually hide the Appstore application so that no app can be downloaded. This can be a little cumbersome for yourself, since you will have to go back and enable features in order to use them again.

  1. Use your head.

Letting Johnny out into the backyard with your cell phone probably isn’t the wisest idea. Only let your child play with your phone in a situation where you can supervise. You’ll save yourself from that awful panic attack of not knowing where your phone is or what condition it may or may not be in. You should check on Johnny too of course, he is kind of more important.

Iphone Screen Repair Repair Options

To some, the cost of an iPhone is one of its major selling features, so it’s understandable that they’d be willing to pay top dollar to get a new screen. But if you happen to have an older model iPhone, it may not be worth fixing in order to save money on a new model. In fact, the repair costs can be so high that it may make the iPhone more expensive than if you had just purchased a new model. Have a look at Iphone Screen Repair for more info on this. Fortunately, there are ways to make sure that the repairs you do on your iPhone won’t cost you much more than you expect.

There are several DIY repair options available when it comes to replacing or repairing the screen on your iPhone. One option is to go to a professional dealer of iPhones and iPads to have them come to your location, fix the screen for you, and leave your device for you to keep. The price for this service varies widely depending on what kind of work the technician will do, how long it takes, and what kind of equipment he has to use. Here is a list of common DIY iPhone screen repair options:

The most inexpensive and most popular option for iPhone screen repair is to simply purchase a new screen from Apple. While their screens are less likely to break than those provided by other companies, you are not covered for any defects that may appear in the new screen once it arrives. However, if you buy a replacement that meets or exceeds the company’s specifications, you can typically have the screen in your iPhone working like new for only a few dollars.