iOS Mail not syncing with Outlook

I’ve stuck with the built in mail app for my iPhone 7, it works OK for my purposes, most of the time.
Every now and again if I delete or move emails in Outlook on my desktop, they will stay in my Inbox on my iPhone. I will update, refresh, restart all of that and nothing works.
I was removing my Outlook account from the phone and putting it back, but I’ve found an easier way.

  1. Make sure the mail app is at the mailboxes screen, where you choose which mailbox or inbox to open.
  2. Switch to Settings
  3. Tap Mail
  4. Tap Accounts
  5. Tap Outlook
  6. Turn off Mail, go back to Mailboxes and check Outlook has been removed.
  7. Switch back to Settings
  8. Turn Mail on again.
  9. Switch back to Mailboxes and Outlook should be there again and syncnorized with the server.


iPhone 7 Frozen

I got my iPhone stuck somehow today, it wouldn’t respond to touches and then wouldn’t turn off/sleep.
When I held the power/sleep button down for a few seconds (10?) it displayed a “loading circle” and sat there.
I then discovered that if you that to force restart the iPhone 7, you have to press the volume down and the sleep button.
I did that and it restarted and all was good.

Configure gmail to delete and not archive mail on iOS devices

When you add a gmail account to an iOS device, the default “swipe left” action when discarding email is to archive the email, whereas for all other accounts (i.e. hotmail) the default action is delete.
If you want to change that, here’s how.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Tap Gmail
  4. Tap Account
  5. Tap Advanced (at the bottom of the screen, you may have to scroll down)
  6. In the “MOVE DISCARDED MESSAGES INTO section, select either Deleted Mailbox or Archive Mailbox
  7. Press the Home button

How do I hide iTunes music purchases on iPhone ?

The ability to enable/disable showing iTunes purchases still exists, but it’s now in the iTunes app itself.
Launch the app and then click on the pull down which allows you to select iTunes listings like by artist, album.
In the picture below, tap the red Artists word just below the album art.
This will bring up this menu, scroll to the bottom,
and slide the Only Offline Music to the on position.

Trouble syncing iTunes Videos

by Eoghan Uttley
by Eoghan Uttley

One of the main reason I purchased my iPod Touch was to watch videos on the train on the way to work. And this has been work out great for me. One of the small problems I had was there seemed to be certain show that it didn’t want to sync properly.
I have the TV Shows set to sync the “5 least recent unwatched”, and this works OK for most TV shows that I add to iTunes myself. However for one particular show, it seemed to be choosing episode 10 onwards, instead of episode 1 onwards. I couldn’t for the life of me work out why. All the files had the same date, the same time. There was no reason.
Then I found The Complete Guide to Managing iTunes Videos at the iLounge.
In their guide I found that “when dealing with the various ‘recent’ settings, iTunes bases this on the date the episode was added to iTunes, not on the episode number, episode ID, or release date.”
After reading that I removed all the episodes from my library, added them again all at once, and tried sync’ing again.
It works!
Thank you iLounge.

My 15 Favorite iPhone/iTouch Apps

I really like my iPod Touch, it’s the most usefull PDA type device I have ever owned. It is so usefull and easy to use.
There are loads (25,000?) of applications available for it , here are some of my favorite:

  1. Toodledo [iTtunes] – List / to do management
  2. eWallet [iTunes] – Password management
  3. Cash Flow Free [iTunes] – Money Management
  4. Google Reader – Technically not an application, but very mobile friendly RSS reader.
  5. FaceBook [iTunes] – Facebook application.
  6. Tweetie [iTunes] – Tweeter Application.
  7. ISP Usage [iTunes] – Monitor ISP usages with a few Australian ISPs
  8. Air Sharing [iTunes] – Transfer files from you PC to your iPhone/iTouch
  9. Read It Later Free [iTunes] – ‘Download’ web pages to read later
  10. Remote [iTunes] – Remote control iTunes on your PC


  1. Labyrinth [iTunes]
  2. Tap Tap Revenge 2 [iTunes]
  3. Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D [iTunes]
  4. Sol Free Solitaire [iTunes]
  5. Kids Painter [iTunes]