iPhone 7(+) I am disappointed in my iPhone

Marcellus

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I have been an iPhone, iPad and Mac user for years, and I have owned only one Android phone several years ago, which I tried as an experiment. I returned to iPhone after that and have remained an Apple fan ever since 2005. I currently have an iPhone 7 +, and I am now finding things about it which are very annoying. For example, it rarely can remember the words that I used in previous emails and texts. The older Android did a much better job of remembering and correctly spelling words. The iPhone does this poorly in my opinion. Also, I have noticed lately that email and Safari pages freeze up more and more frequently. Then I am blocked from opening certain websites, and receive a message that that website is "restricted." I didn't restrict it, but Apple has decided to restrict it for me. Most of these sites are perfectly legitimate and harmless. So I go into my phone and unblock the website and I still cannot access it. Finally, when using the phone keyboard, I find the keyboard suddenly disappears (goes black) when I try to push a number button, or when I push the number, nothing happens. The battery life is also very mediocre. My iPhone is not even two years old so I cannot blame it on age. I never had these kinds of issues in any other iPhone that I have had.
The bottom line is this: I am due for a phone upgrade later this year, and I am seriously considering dumping Apple and getting a Samsung 10 or some other Android based smartphone. Can anyone convince me why I should stick with an iPhone? Has anyone else had these kinds of problems with iPhone? Thank you for the replies, if any.
 

zx128k

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Do you have a screen shot of the 'restricted' message you get?

I don't believe I have seen that before.
 
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Marcellus

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Has it be dropped, any damage?

There are many with the 7+ that are very happy.

Have you tried backing up and the resetting the phone?
No, it has never been dropped, and I have not yet tried resetting it or backing it up.
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Do you have a screen shot of the 'restricted' message you get?

I don't believe I have seen that before.
No, how does one take a screen shot of the restricted message. It basically says that that site is restricted on a blank page. Accessed denied because it is restricted. I don't know how or why it is restricted.
 

akash.nu

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No, how does one take a screen shot of the restricted message. It basically says that that site is restricted on a blank page. Accessed denied because it is restricted. I don't know how or why it is restricted.
I mean, you can always take a screenshot?! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By the sound of it, I feel like you’re going to insecure websites and Apple has restricted those sites because you could compromise your security. A screenshot of the page will definitely help us identify the issue.
 
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Ebok

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7+ still running well. Debating on jailbreaking so I can get more out of my device.
 

StellarVixen

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Maybe you two shall sit down and talk a little bit? Let your iPhone know that you are disappointed, everything is easier when you are open to talk.

Almost every time there is a problem in relationship between the two is because they won't listen and understand each other.
 

Marcellus

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I mean, you can always take a screenshot?! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

By the sound of it, I feel like you’re going to insecure websites and Apple has restricted those sites because you could compromise your security. A screenshot of the page will definitely help us identify the issue.
Here is a screen shot of just one website that was restricted. It’s a Chinese restaurant! Why would a restaurant website be restricted? And nearly all of the other restricted websites were as innocuous.
 
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Here is a screen shot of just one website that was restricted. It’s a Chinese restaurant! Why would a restaurant website be restricted? And nearly all of the other restricted websites were as innocuous.

Are you using a content blocker? If yes, disable it in Safari settings.

Also, if Safari finds sketchy code it might block the page. Only for your own safety.
 
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In the middle of several books.
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Here is a screen shot of just one website that was restricted. It’s a Chinese restaurant! Why would a restaurant website be restricted? And nearly all of the other restricted websites were as innocuous.
Sounds like you may have a content blocker installed etc. The site is not restricted by Apple.

From what you described in the opening post, you might want to wipe the phone and install as new.
 

mollyc

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I have put parent restrictions on my kids’ devices before and that’s the message they get. I would check Restrictions in Settings.
 
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Marcellus

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I don’t have a content blocker installed on the phone. Only adult websites are blocked.
I appreciate all the replies.
 

mollyc

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All sites should be allowed unless you have Restrictions set up under Settings. As I said earlier. Where are you adding sites to the Allowed list?