iOS 10 Email Issues

There have been many reports of email trouble with iOS 10 that even I have experienced with my iPhone 7 Plus. 

You may get an error message that says Mail cannot move or delete an email. It may look like the email was moved or deleted, but if you exit out of the Mail app and then go back in, you will find the offending email has returned to your Inbox.

To fix this, go into Settings > Mail. Select the account that you are having trouble with. You will see several options that you can use with the account including Mail, Contacts, Notes, etc. Mail will be toggled ON. Toggle Mail to OFF. The switch will go from green to white, indicating it is off. Wait 60 seconds. Toggle it back on. Double tap the home button, which will show recently used apps. Swipe up on the Mail app to force quit. Then go back into your Mail app.

I only encountered this problem once, and the above fixed it. Some people have reported that this has happened to them several times. It’s a known issue, and I hope we see a resolution in future updates.

Type and Draw on Photos

Numerous are the apps available for iOS to edit, type on, and highlight photos. iOS 10 has a little known ability built in to markup your photos called… Markup!

Go into Photos. Select a photo. You will see three bars with three dots/circles that initiates editing, touch it. Then you will see a circle with three dots inside it. This will bring up additional editing options. Select Markup.

By changing your selection across the bottom, you can draw on your photo – as you might want to do to draw attention to a certain part of the photo. You can also insert text – a great way to annotate or caption your photo. The built in photo app also has filters!

Play with it!

Deleting Applications – Delete All Related Files?

There are a few different ways to delete an application from your Mac hard drive. Some applications come with an “uninstaller,” and this option should be chosen whenever available. If the application you want to delete does not have an uninstaller you can go into the Finder, right click, and select “Move to Trash.” Make sure the application is not running when you delete it. If you try to delete a running application, you will be prompted to quit. Then empty your Trash.

There are a number of files related to the application, including preference files, that are left even after the application has been deleted. To clean up these files, I recommend App Cleaner in the Mac App Store. You can try it for free, and the Pro version (as of the date of this entry) is $3.99. There is another app by the same name, App Cleaner, available for free on the internet. I have used both, and the one from the App Store is superior.

Using App Cleaner is simple. When you want to uninstall an application, launch App Cleaner. Make sure you grant the app permission to access your Application Folder and user files. Find the application you want to delete in the left column. You will be given the option to delete the application and you will have the option to delete other related files.

Why would you want to leave the files there? First off, the files are usually extremely small. Secondly, you might decide you want to download the application again in the future and it is convenient to have your preferences already saved.

Why would you want to delete the related files? I like to keep my hard drive clean. These extraneous files can build up over time, and storage memory is limited on my SSD hard drive.

I think this comes down to personal choice. If you are looking for a convenient way to delete applications and related files, I highly recommend App Cleaner.

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