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Weekend of December 18, 2020 – Hour 3

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Flash’s end of life finally approaching, Apple Music and TV apps being available on Google products, Ikea no longer printing a catalog, Amazon catalogs, Disney releasing more titles in theaters and Disney+, an Apple cellular modem, QR codes and the pandemic, and more.

Ray in Niagara Falls, New York listens online and asked: “I’m having problems with my iPhone X. I’m losing contacts in my phonebook and also if somebody calls me, the call goes right to voicemail unless the person is in my favorites list. Hope you can help me with that.”

Ray, your second question has an easy answer, your first one not so much.

For your second question, we suspect you must be using the Do Not Disturb functionality. Apple built exceptions into their DND functionality. One of them, and the most relevant one in this case is Allow Calls From Favorites.

There are two easy ways to get around one, the first one is to just turn off Do Not Disturb, you can do that by pulling down from the top right corner to activate Control Center. From there just tap on the half moon button and youll be all set.

If you want to be able to continue to use DND but still allow calls (for example, if you just dont want to be notified of apps trying to get your attention). You can go into the settings and open Do Not Disturb.

From that pane you should be able to turn it off and on, check to see if you have scheduled DND hours, and set who is exempt and can still call you.

Your first question is tougher, there is no reason for your contacts to disappear. Something must be misbehaving somewhere and that something must have access to your contacts.

To try to figure out what app could be causing that behavior, you can go into Settings, then Privacy, and finally Contacts. That will show you which apps youve allowed to access your contacts. Any that dont have to access them should probably lose the privilege since, why allow it? But most importantly, one of those is the likely culprit if your contacts are disappearing.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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