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Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra Problems

Oct 14, 2017 - 38 Comments
Troubleshooting macOS High Sierra problems

Are you having difficulties with macOS High Sierra? While most Mac users who update to macOS High Sierra have no issues with the system software, there are small groups of users who have experienced a variety of problems with the software update. This tends to happen with every major system software release, either due to … Read More

How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Oct 12, 2017 - 10 Comments
How to Downgrade macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra 10.13.x users may wish to downgrade back to macOS Sierra 10.12.x or even Mac OS X El Capitan. Mac users can downgrade from High Sierra to a prior Mac OS release, either by formatting the hard drive and clean installing Sierra or another prior system release, or by relying on a … Read More

How to Shut Down an iPhone or iPad Without Using the Power Button

Oct 8, 2017 - 11 Comments
How to shutdown an iPhone or iPad without power button use

Have you ever wondered how to turn off an iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re not alone. While most users keep their iOS devices turned on all the time, sometimes users may need to power down a device completely, be it for storage, shipping, to preserve battery life, or whatever other reason. The latest versions … Read More

How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS to Save Storage Space Automatically

Oct 7, 2017 - 1 Comment
Use Offload Unused Apps in iOS to save storage space

If you frequently run out of storage space on an iPhone or iPad, you will appreciate a new feature in iOS that automatically saves storage for you. Called Offload Unused Apps, the toggle allows the iPhone or iPad to perform housekeeping and delete apps that have gone unused for a while, just as the name … Read More

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Oct 6, 2017 - 29 Comments
Speed up iOS 11 if it feels slow

There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the … Read More

How to Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

Oct 4, 2017 - 30 Comments
How to disable wi-fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

With iOS 11, the new Control Center toggles for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad. Instead, if you hit the buttons for disabling Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control Center, the iPhone or iPad will disconnect from wi-fi or Bluetooth, but not actually turn … Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Sep 28, 2017 - 6 Comments
How to force restart iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone 8

Apple has changed how to forcibly restart an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with the device now relying on a sequence of three button presses to complete the hard reboot procedure. If you’ve been trying to forcibly reboot an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to no avail, it is because all of the … Read More

How to Download a Full macOS High Sierra Installer App

Sep 27, 2017 - 26 Comments
Download the complete macOS High Sierra Installer application

Many Mac users who are attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store will find that a small 19 MB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” downloads to the /Applications folder of the target Mac, rather than the complete 5.2 GB Installer application for macOS High Sierra. This is annoying because it … Read More

Troubleshooting iOS 11 Problems

Sep 26, 2017 - 156 Comments
Troubleshooting iOS 11 problems

Most users are able to install iOS 11 onto an iPhone or iPad without any incident, and they are ready to enjoy the best new features available in the new system software version. But that’s most users. Unfortunately, problems may arise during an iOS software update, either when attempting to install, or with a failed … Read More

How to Install iOS 11 Manually with IPSW Firmware and iTunes

Sep 24, 2017 - 8 Comments
iOS 11 IPSW

While most users should update to iOS 11 using the standard software update mechanisms within Settings app or iTunes, another more technical option is available that utilizes device-specific firmware (IPSW) to install iOS 11 onto an iPhone or iPad. In general, using IPSW to update iOS system software is considered advanced and is therefore only … Read More

iOS 11 Battery Draining Fast? How to Fix iOS 11 Battery Life Problems

Sep 22, 2017 - 36 Comments
Fix iOS 11 battery life problems

Some users who updated to iOS 11 have discovered their battery life on an iPhone or iPad is running down faster than usual. Experiencing rapid battery drain after iOS updates can be frustrating, but often there are reasons why the iPhone or iPad battery is draining faster than usual after a system software update like … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 on iPhone and iPad

Sep 20, 2017 - 83 Comments
How to downgrade iOS 11 to iOS 10

Don’t like iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad? You can downgrade to iOS 10.3.3 if you act quickly. Maybe you don’t like the update, maybe you find iOS 11 battery life to be poor, or app compatibility to be a problem, or perhaps you think the performance is subpar. Whatever the reason, you can … Read More

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