Posted by Charles Edge on May 15th, 2015

There are certain instances where an app that has push capabilities stops leveraging Apple’s Push Notification Services (APNS). This can happen for a few different reasons. But there’s no error correcting for this process and so occasionally, you’ll want to reset the app back to what amounts to a factory default status, in order to get Push working again. The first time an app is opened, it will register for push notifications and prompt for receiving push notifications for the app. This prompt never occurs again unless the app is uninstalled for a minimum of a day and then reinstalled. You can duplicate this functionality by simply deleting the app and then installing the app again after setting the Date & Time manually a day ahead of the current date.

You would do this by:

  • Tap on the app and hold it until the the apps display an X.
  • Tap the X to delete the problematic app from your device.
  • Turn the iOS device off completely.
  • Turn the iOS device back on.
  • Open the Settings app.
  • Tap on General.
  • Tap on Date & Time.
  • Move the date ahead a day or more.
  • Close the Date & Time Preferences.


  • Turn the device off completely again and turn it back on.
  • Open the App Store and download your app again.
  • Open the App.
  • Respond to the Push notification dialog.
  • Set your Date & Time back.
  • Enjoy.


Posted by Charles Edge on May 6th, 2015

You loved your Apple Watch. It was awesome. But then something happened. Maybe it got glitchy. Maybe it got weird. Maybe you want to sell it and so just want to get it back to factory defaults first. Well, either way it’s easy. To reset your watch, open the Settings app.


Open the General app.


Tap Reset at the bottom of the list.


When prompted, tap Erase All Content and Settings on the Apple Watch.


Once done, unless you’re getting rid of the watch, you’ll want to pair it again. To do so, follow the instructions in this article: http://krypted.com/apple-watch/set-up-your-new-apple-watch. Or, you can restore your device by selecting a device to restore the backup from.