Category Archives: Phones

How to Improve the Speed of your Slow Broadband Connection

Over time broadband connections can slow down, typically this is caused by fragments of data stuck on the line. Over the last couple of weeks our connection slowed down to a crawl and was suffering periods of not working all together. After a call to BT I spoke to a very helpful chap in Lancashire who ran a series of checks, confirmed there was no issue on the line and seemingly sped up the connection by doing some resets.

Below is what a BT engineer told me to do that can help clear these data fragments and speed up your connection.

  1. Disconnect your router (ethernet cable) from the BT master socket and wait 60 seconds
  2. Unplug the power lead from the back of your routerĀ and wait 60 seconds
  3. Plug the router back into the BT master socket and wait 60 seconds
  4. Reconnect your routers power lead

He told me this is likely to speed up the connection for a few weeks, possibly months depending on usage. When speaking to him he performed a series of line checks that did a similar thing.

He also mentioned that the reset button on the back of our home hub can be used as a last resort to do an even deeper reset back to the exchange. However he warned that doing this regularly can result in the exchange throttling the speed on your line so not to do this more than 2 or 3 times a year.

iPhone 4s Unable to Delete Emails

I recently hadf a problem on my iPhone 4s where i was unable to delet mails from one of my mailboxes. Everytime i tried to delete an email from the inbox in question I got an error stating ‘Unable to move message to folder Trash’. Here is the simple fix that solved the issue for me.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calanders
  3. Select the mail box affected
  4. Select Advanced
  5. Select Deleted Mailbox
  6. Click on Trash (even though it may already be checked)

As soon as I did this ti was suddenly able to successfully delete emails form my inbox again. Simples!

iPhone – How to See How Much Data I Use

With many mobile phone companies removing their unlimited data tarriffs many iphone users are worried about how much data they use and how much they may be charged in the future.

How To Check Your iPhone Usage

Navigate to the Settings application on your iphone then navigate to General > Usage. Down near the bottom of the screen you’ll see a Cellular Network Data – this tells you how much data you have both received and send.

iphone data usage

iphone data useage

You can reset this data by hitting the bottom of the screen. If you tariff has a monthly allowance you can simply reset the statistics every month. Below the reset button is the date the data was last reset.