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iOS is the mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and other mobile hardware from Apple. Though it may look differently and run on different hardware, iOS is based upon a highly modified variation of Mac OS, the desktop operating system software that runs on Macs.

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How to Disable or Enable Auto-Brightness in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Sep 30, 2017 - 9 Comments
Auto-brightness on iPad and iPhone

Auto-Brightness is a screen setting on the iPhone and iPad which causes the device to automatically adjust the display brightness depending on ambient lighting conditions. For example, if you’re outdoors or in bright lighting, the screen would adjust to be brighter so that it is more visible, and if you’re in a dim room or … Read More

How to Make iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures in iOS 11

Sep 29, 2017 - 43 Comments
How to change iPhone Camera image format

The iPhone camera will now default to taking pictures in a new HEIF format, rather then JPEG. This camera formatting change to HEIF came in iOS 11, but some iPhone users may prefer to have the camera continue to snap photos in JPEG format for broader compatibility with sharing, copying to a computer, and more. … Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Sep 28, 2017 - 7 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

iOS 11.1 Beta 1 & macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 1 Released for Developers

Sep 27, 2017 - 3 Comments
iOS 11.1 beta 1 for developers download available

Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 11.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1. The initial beta releases of system software are for developers only, but public beta versions of eligible system software beta builds will likely become available later.

Troubleshooting iOS 11 Problems

Sep 26, 2017 - 221 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

iOS 11.0.1 Update for iPhone & iPad Available to Download Now

Sep 26, 2017 - 37 Comments
iOS 11.0.1 software update available to download now

Apple has released iOS 11.0.1 as a bug fix update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. iOS 11.0.1 arrives just a week after the wide release of iOS 11, suggesting some notable bugs were discovered in the prior release and are being addressed in the small point release software update.

How to Install iOS 11 Manually with IPSW Firmware and iTunes

Sep 24, 2017 - 14 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

How to Update & Install iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Sep 23, 2017 - 7 Comments
How to update to iOS 11

iOS 11 is now out in the wild, but if you’re not particularly experienced with installing software updates to your iPhone or iPad, you may be interested to know there are several ways to update a device to iOS 11. This tutorial will show you how to install iOS 11 and update an iPhone, iPad, … Read More

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

Sep 22, 2017 - 41 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

7 of the Best iOS 11 Features You’ll Actually Use

Sep 21, 2017 - 37 Comments
Best iOS 11 features

iOS 11 includes many new features and a variety of subtle changes, but we’re going to highlight some of the best features available in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad that you will actually use. From the ability to scan documents with your camera, improving the Control Center, to less distracted driving, better file handling, … Read More

iOS 11 Update Available to Download Now [IPSW Links]

Sep 19, 2017 - 29 Comments
iOS 11

Apple has officially released iOS 11 to all users with a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The new operating system includes a revised Siri voice, a new look for the App Store, a redesigned Control Center, the inclusion of significant new multitasking features for iPad, and various other changes to the iOS experience. Read … Read More

How to Copy Ringtones to iPhone or iPad in iTunes 12.7

Sep 18, 2017 - 74 Comments
Copy a ringtone to iPhone in new iTunes version

You probably know by now that iTunes 12.7 brings some notable changes like the removal of the App Store from iTunes, requiring users to manage and install iOS apps directly on an iPhone or iPad without iTunes on a computer. Similarly, the ringtone and Tones section has also changed in the latest iTunes releases, which … Read More

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