iPhone AIM App: How to switch accounts.

iPhone AIM AppThe newly released AIM client for the iPhone is pretty cool, but it still needs some improvements to be a killer app. One issue I’ve come across is how to switch between various accounts. There doesn’t seem to be a way to store multiple AIM logins and switch between them quickly. The only way this seems possible to is edit your login infomation. The hardest part was figuring out where to edit the settings. This is because your AIM settings are stored inthe iPhone’s Settings page rather than within the AIM app. So here is how to switch accounts using the iPhone AIM App:

  1. Click the “Home” button
  2. Tap the “Settings” icon
  3. Scroll down to the “AIM” section and tap it
  4. Edit the “Screenname” and “Password” to match the account you want to log in
  5. Tap “Settings” at the top to return to the Settings screen
  6. Click the “Home” button to return to your Home Screen
  7. Tap the “AIM” account to launch the app

That’s the only way I’ve found to switch accounts in the iPhone AIM App. Hopefully AIM will update their app to facilitate this process, and hopefully they will keep it within the AIM App. It seems silly to me that you have to quit the AIM App to edit your settings. It would be better if all AIM settings could be edited directly within the app.

Trillian: AIM Error Code: 10054

After a recent automatic update of Trillian, I was unable to connect to AIM. The console stated:

Error Code: 10054

After searching around and trying a bunch of things, I was unable to re-connect until I found the following in the Trillian Technical Support Forum:

  1. Click Trillian > Connections > Manage My Connections.
  2. Select your AIM account, click Change button.
  3. Under the Connection tab in the Server section, click Reset, then Save Settings.
  4. Click Trillian > Trillian Preferences > Plugins.
  5. Disable AIM & ICQ by unchecking it.
  6. Re-enable AIM & ICQ by checking it.
  7. Click Close.
  8. Click Trillian > Connections > Global Reconnect.

This worked for me and I was able to connect to AIM once again.