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iOS 8.1 Beta 1 Available for Developers

Sep 29, 2014 - 7 Comments
iOS 8.1 Beta 1

Hot off the heels of the iOS 8.0.2 update, Apple has released the first developer beta of iOS 8.1. The beta build is number 12B401 and presumably focuses on bug fixes and feature improvements to the mobile operating system. iOS 8.1 beta 1 software is limited to those registered with the official Apple Developer Program. … Read More

How to Stop Other Devices Ringing When iPhone Gets a Phone Call

Sep 29, 2014 - 11 Comments
Phone icon

If you have multiple devices running iOS 8 and using the same Apple ID, you’ve probably noticed that an incoming phone call rings on every one of the devices at the same time. In other words, an inbound phone call will ring not only your iPhone, but also any other iPad, iOS device, or Mac … Read More

2 Big Reasons Why You Might Want to Buy iPhone 6 Plus Over iPhone 6

Sep 27, 2014 - 33 Comments
iphone-6-landscape-mode

Much has been said about the iPhone 6 Plus already, and there are plenty of thorough reviews describing the hardware, the design, camera, and every other little improvement and detail of the device. After using one for a week, two things in particular really stand out to me which differentiate the iPhone 6 Plus over … Read More

Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Sep 26, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes

Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.”

iOS 8.0.2 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Sep 25, 2014 - 21 Comments
iOS 8.1 IPSW Downloads

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2 for all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users running iOS 8. The update includes multiple bug fixes, including resolutions to problems introduced by the failed iOS 8.0.1 launch. Full release notes for iOS 8.0.2 are included below.

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

Sep 25, 2014 - 1 Comment
Add a new keyboard in iOS

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

Sep 24, 2014 - 8 Comments
iOS 8.1 IPSW Downloads

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 … Read More

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

Sep 24, 2014 - 17 Comments
iOS 8.0.1 OTA download

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 … Read More

Improve iOS 8 Battery Life Drain Problems with These Eight Tips

Sep 23, 2014 - 17 Comments
iPhone battery image

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 … Read More

How to Leave a Group Chat in Messages for iOS 8

Sep 23, 2014 - 7 Comments
Leave This Conversation to remove yourself from a group Messages chat

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 … Read More

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

Sep 22, 2014 - 83 Comments
Wi-Fi

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 … Read More

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