How to Add Third Party Keyboards to iPhone & iPad in iOS 8

Sep 25, 2014 - 1 Comment

Third party iOS Keyboard

iOS 8 gained the ability for users to add third party keyboards to their iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This has allowed for popular keyboards from the Android world, like the gesture-based Swype keyboard, to arrive to iOS, many of which aim to make typing on a touch screen significantly easier. Such keyboard are available to download from the App Store, and many of them are worth exploring, particularly if you find typing on the iOS keyboard to be annoying or difficult.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Delete the Buggy iOS 8.0.1 Update from Your iPhone & Prevent Accidental Installation

Sep 24, 2014 - 5 Comments

Flush iOS 8.0.1 buggy update

The original iOS 8.0.1 update has proven to be a disaster for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users, where it has led to a nonexistent cellular connection and malfunctioning Touch ID. This has forced users to restore or downgrade their iPhones to resolve the iOS 8.0.1 problem, a nuisance to say the least. While many users were able to avoid the iOS 8.0.1 update, others may have downloaded it onto their devices but haven’t yet installed it, with the update just sitting there waiting to install and wreak havoc on their device.

Fortunately you can easily delete any iOS update that has already been downloaded onto your iPhone (or iPad or iPod touch, though in this case, the iOS 8.0.1 problems only impact iPhone 6 users).

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

iOS 8.0.1 Cause “No Service” on Your iPhone? Here’s How to Fix It

Sep 24, 2014 - 7 Comments

iOS 8

The iOS 8.0.1 update is causing a lot of iPhone owners grief, particularly those who have a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, where it has apparently killed the cellular signal of those devices, leading to a persistent “No Service” problem. Additionally, Touch ID has stopped working on those devices. Obviously this is not good, and users who have not yet updated are advised to avoid the update until a fix has been released by Apple.

If you already updated to iOS 8.0.1 and are now experiencing the cellular connectivity failures and Touch ID issues, you have three choices: wait for an update from Apple which is sure to arrive as soon as possible, restore through iTunes, or downgrade to iOS 8. The latter two resolutions we’ll cover here.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Troubleshooting - 7 Comments

iOS 8.0.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Update: Avoid For Now]

Sep 24, 2014 - 17 Comments

iOS 8

IMPORTANT: iOS 8.0.1 update has caused some users to lose cellular signals and Touch ID capabilities, and Apple has pulled it from their servers. Users are strongly advised to not install the update yet. More information about the “No Service” issues and other complaints with the update are available below. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users can fix the “No Service” problem with these instructions.

Apple has released iOS 8.0.1 (build 12A402) for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are capable of running iOS 8.0. The update includes multiple bug fixes and improvements to iOS, and is said to resolve some of the complaints that users have experienced recently with third party keyboards, Reachability, Safari uploading, and more. Release notes for the iOS 8.0.1 update are included below.

While there is no specific mention of addressing wi-fi issues or battery life complaints, it’s possible that resolutions to those issues have been included in the update as well.
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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 17 Comments

Improve iOS 8 Battery Life Drain Problems with These Eight Tips

Sep 23, 2014 - 17 Comments

iOS 8 battery life tips

Some users have reported battery draining quicker than usual on their iPhones and iPads that have been updated to iOS 8. While it’s not a universal experience, there are some settings in iOS 8 that may have an impact on how long your battery lasts, thus we’re going to focus on adjusting those settings to preserve the battery life of your iOS devices.

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How to Leave a Group Chat in Messages for iOS 8

Sep 23, 2014 - 6 Comments

Messages icon If you’ve ever been included in a group text messaging thread that you had no intention on being a part of, you know how annoying it can be to have your iPhone (or iPad) chime repeatedly as new messages come in to the conversation you aren’t following. The longstanding strategy has been to just mute the iOS device and let the conversation play out, but iOS 8 has a better choice with the ability to leave an iMessage thread.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 6 Comments

iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Commercials Airing on TV [Videos]

Sep 23, 2014 - 1 Comment

iPhone 6 commercials

Apple has started to run new TV advertisements for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The commercials feature the voices of late night TV personality Jimmy Fallon and popstar Justin Timberlake, who lightheartedly discuss a feature of the new phones. If you haven’t seen them air on TV yet, videos of the advertisements have been embedded below for easy viewing.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

iOS 8 Wi-Fi Connection Problems? They Are Probably Simple to Fix

Sep 22, 2014 - 73 Comments

iOS 8 Wi-Fi problem troubleshooting

The iOS 8 update went smoothly for most users, but like every software update there are sometimes bothers, hangups, and difficulties that arise for a subset of users. One frustrating issue that is impacting some iPhone and iPad users are recurrent wireless connection difficulties post iOS 8 installation. Since these devices are so reliant on the internet for their functionality, that can obviously be an extreme annoyance.

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OS X Yosemite Mail Update Released for Developers & Public Beta

Sep 22, 2014 - 1 Comment

Yosemite Mail update

Apple has issued an update to the Mail app for OS X Yosemite, which aims to fix some issues which caused the Mail application incapable of composing an email message. Apple recommends that all users of OS X Yosemite Developer Preview and OS X Yosemite Public Beta install the update, though if you don’t use the Mail app as your email client you obviously won’t be missing much.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 1 Comment

5 of the Greatest iOS 8 Features

Sep 22, 2014 - 20 Comments

Great iOS 8 Features

iOS 8 is a fantastic update for most iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users with tons of excellent additions, feature enhancements, and great changes. Sure, some users are resistant to change and there may be some annoyances, but for the most part iOS 8 adds so many positives that it’s hard to imagine going backwards.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 20 Comments

Yes, You Can Downgrade iOS 8 Back to iOS 7.1.2 – For Now

Sep 21, 2014 - 86 Comments

Downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

If you updated to iOS 8, played around for a while, and found things to be unbearable, too frustrating,or otherwise not an improvement over iOS 7.1.2, you can still downgrade your iPhone or iPad from iOS 8 back to iOS 7.1.2. But this is almost certainly a short-lived opportunity, so if you have any intention on doing it you’ll want to move quick.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 86 Comments

7+ Frustrating Things in iOS 8 and What To Do About Them

Sep 20, 2014 - 167 Comments

iOS 8 Frustrations to Fix

iOS 8 is a really great improvement for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with a lot of changes, some big and some small, but let’s face it, there are a few things that are a little annoying too. Whether you just got a brand spanking new iPhone 6 and moved your stuff over, or simply updated to iOS 8 on an existing device, there’s a few settings you may want to toggle or adjust to your liking. For those who updated, some of these settings you may have turned off yourself a long while ago, but after the iOS 8 update they automagically may have turned themselves on again.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 167 Comments

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