Top iPhone Annoyances and How to Fix Them

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2009 10:10 AM CDT
An Apple Store sales associate prepares to sell two iPhone 3GS at an Apple Store in San Francisco last week.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Even a gadget as good as the iPhone isn't without its annoyances, although luckily bigger geeks than you have cooked up workarounds for most of them, Jared Newman writes in PC World. Some major gripes:

  • AT&T: The carrier's stranglehold in the US is becoming even more irksome as foreign iPhone users start to enjoy better tethering and multimedia messaging services.
  • Weak email management: An update has added bulk email management, but there's still no simple way to delete or move batches of messages.

  • Default apps can't be hidden: Apple seems to think every user needs a shortcut to checking the stock market. Wrong.
  • Apps can't run in the background: It's great to be able to listen to Internet radio stations like Pandora, but it'd be even better if you could check email at the same time.
Click the link below for the full list of iPhone annoyances—and some tricks to get around them.