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How to Install iOS 11 Manually with IPSW Firmware and iTunes

Sep 24, 2017 - 15 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 - 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

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

Sep 20, 2017 - 112 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

How to Downgrade iTunes 12.7 to iTunes 12.6

Sep 17, 2017 - 60 Comments
Downgrade iTunes 12

Some users may determine that iTunes 12.7 along with the removal of the App Store and other changes are incompatible with their particular workflow. With a little effort, you can downgrade iTunes 12.7 back to iTunes 12.6 on either a Mac OS computer or Windows PC.

How to Access iCloud Settings on iPhone and iPad

Sep 4, 2017 - 1 Comment
Find where iCloud Settings located in iOS

iOS Settings used to be easily accessed by going to the Settings app and then to the clearly labeled “iCloud” section of Settings, but modern versions of iOS for iPhone and iPad have changed how iCloud Settings are labeled and where those configuration options are located. This has led to some amount of confusion with … Read More

How to Deauthorize All Computers in iTunes

Aug 25, 2017 - 6 Comments
Deauthorizing iTunes computers

iTunes Authorization grants the ability to access your own stuff obtained from iTunes, but each Apple ID has a maximum limitation of five computers per Apple ID that can be authorized. Because of that five computer limit, you may eventually run out of available authorization slots for an Apple ID, and a new Mac or … Read More

Broken iPhone Screen? Here’s How to Repair & Get it Fixed

Aug 6, 2017 - 30 Comments

Have you broken your iPhone screen before? It’s not a particularly pleasant experience. I recently dropped my $950 iPhone 7 Plus onto a dirt trail from about three feet up and the screen completely shattered, to the point where glass shards were sticking out. Uh oh, a broken iPhone screen! Now what!? If you break … Read More

iPhone Voicemail Won’t Play? Here’s How to Fix That

Aug 3, 2017 - 7 Comments
Fix iPhone voicemail not playing

The iPhone Visual Voicemail feature gathers voicemails as audio files on the iphone, found within the Voicemail tab of the Phone app. When you want to play a voicemail, you simply tap on one of the voicemail messages in Phone app and it should play the voicemail audio as expected. Should is the operative word … Read More

How to Stop Auto-Playing Music in Car Bluetooth from iPhone

Jul 29, 2017 - 33 Comments
Stop autoplaying music from iPhone over Bluetooth in Car

Many newer cars have Bluetooth stereo systems that sync wirelessly with an iPhone. One common and prominent feature of this experience is that music will automatically start playing from the iPhone through the Bluetooth speakers when you get into the car, sometimes autoplaying from a local music library or sometimes from a streamed music service. … Read More

iPhone Sound Not Working with Headphones? Loud Buzzing Sound in Earbuds? How to Troubleshoot

Jul 15, 2017 - 3 Comments
iPhone sound not working with headphones

A friend of mine recently plugged their Apple Earbud headphones into their iPhone to use, and rather than having normal sound and audio come through the earbuds, they experienced a ringing buzzing sound coming out of the headphones instead. Their first thought was “My iPhone is broken, the sound isn’t working!” but with a little … Read More

Where’s the Startup Boot Sound on New iMac & MacBook Pro?

Jul 14, 2017 - 53 Comments

The Mac startup boot chime has been around for decades, and is one of the most notable features defining a booting Mac. Nonetheless, the latest MacBook Pro and iMac models (from late 2016 onward) are quiet and perform no startup boot sound, meaning the Mac boots up completely silently instead of making the traditional chime … Read More

How to Update Adobe Flash in Chrome Browser

Jul 11, 2017 - 7 Comments
Manually update Flash Player in Google Chrome

The Chrome web browser is perhaps best suited for running Adobe Flash because Chrome sandboxes the Flash player plugin, making it a bit more secure. While Google Chrome should automatically update the Adobe Flash plugin itself when the browser app is relaunched, sometimes Adobe Flash Player may become out of date anyway and require the … Read More

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