Friday, October 7, 2022

Cache delete option for iPhone and iPad in iOS 17 or newer version

I have been using iPhone for a long time and on all these years, the most annoying and irritating thing about iOS is that the individual application accumulates large amount of cache files. Apple rather than bringing in new features on the iOS 17 version, it could focus on some critical enhancements for the applications and how cache files could be managed in smart way. Following are my views on how cache files could be managed on Apple devices
  • Delete cache files stored in unused or unwanted Apps for a specific time limit: With large number of applications available for handheld devices, it is evident that people could use different types of application for various needs and often varies upon time or situations. In such cases, there might be few applications which are used only once in a week or in a month, so Apple could enable a feature to ensure that the cache files are deleted if the applications are not used for a specific time limit and may store only the critical app components in the device. By this feature introduction, the cache files from the application could be removed if it is not used for more than a week or specific time and may acquire user information only if they needed.
  • Set size limit for Apps to store Cache files: Another more important feature enhancement required for individual apps cache management is to set size limit to store the cache files and if the limit is met, then the unwanted or older cache file to be removed automatically. By this way, user could know how much the individual application requires the cache files to store and how much the user is willing to allow the application to store the cache files.

Hope, Apple brings up this most wanted Cache size management feature in the iO17 or the newer version operating system for improved on-device storage management and hassle-free cache file management. For more such articles or information, please feel free to check out the “G R Team Sites”

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Process in Apple Store for AirPods Pro FREE replacement

As, I have told in my earlier articles, that after suspecting that my AirPods Pro had manufacturing defect and have been using it for over a year due to several reasons, I have now decided to check out Apple service center for possible options available. So, I wanted to summarize the process by checking out different service centers across the locations and by validating it with Apple’s Chat support. Here is the process:
  • Initial collection process: Once your feel that your AirPods Pro might have manufacturing defect and are eligible for FREE replacements, the first step would be visiting the Apple authorized service center. Post the visit, the entire product would be collected including the case and both AirPods pro headphones. During, collecting the device would be checked for any physical modifications or damages, Apple’s serial number validation and finally will be collected with photo proofs.
  • 24 hours to check any issues: Post device collection, the Apple service center representative would run basic troubleshooting steps for around 24 hours to validate the defect and ensure that product is not altered with any external or third-party counterfeit parts.
  • Product would be shipped: Post running the initial diagnostic process, it would be validated whether the device is eligible for FREE replacement or not, if eligible then Apple would be notified about the replacement eligibility and new would be shipped to service center.
  • 4-5 days to get replacement: Once the product is shipped by Apple to the service center, then it would take around 4-5 working days to reach the service center and the customer would be notified about the replacement. The customer can collect their FREE AirPods Pro headphones at their convenient time.

The above process is summarized based on my personal experience and through validation of various sources. To more about my personal replacement process, please feel free to check out the articles published in “G R Team Sites”

Friday, August 5, 2022

Apple should enable Passcode lock for Apps in iOS


I have been using iPhone as my primary mobile phone for several years and the most sought-after feature that would like to have in iOS is the lock/unlock option for Applications. This feature has been in Android for several years and this is one of those missing features in iOS that makes it inferior to Android operating system. There may be several reasons for Apple to not enable this most sought-after feature and I have few reasons on why Apple should enable this feature for its loyal users
  • Privacy Protection from friends and family: Even though Apple promotes their superior privacy protection against external forces, it should also enable users to protect their privacy with their close family and friends. The reason being, there would have been time where you had to pass on your mobile phone to friends/family to share stuff and there is high possibility that they might open an application accidentally and it might contain your personal/confidential information. So, in such scenarios Apple’s iOS system lacks feature to lock/unlock an application with passcode authentication to protect against accidental access from your friends or family.
  • Protect Kids from unauthorized access: Another reason on why Apple’s iOS system should enable application lock/unlock feature is accidental access by Kids and protecting critical office application access to children. With evolution next gen kids accessing mobile or iPad devices for games and videos, there are high chances that they might click on your critical office application or your personal projects with confidential information and accidental deletion of files. So, in such scenarios there should have been option to lock/unlock option with passcode for applications and it also helps in restricting kids access to video apps or games only to certain limits.
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