There have been an increasing number of users experiencing an iOS 7 activation error when attempting to upgrade. These are often caused by running an older beta version of iOS 7, notably iOS 7 beta 6, and can be fixed in a few easy steps. Follow along and in time, you'll bypass those pesky activation errors that have been preventing you from upgrading to iOS 7. … [Read more...]
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During my iOS 7 review, I often opined about how slick Apple's new pseudo 3d effects, zoom and animation has had on the iOS experience. The level of depth created by the parallax feature is unlike any other smartphone platform. Positive response to these effects has not been unanimous, with numerous reports of folks suffering from motion sickness from iOS 7. By just using their iPhones, the symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headaches and not feeling well overall. Thankfully, there are a few changes you can make to the settings on your iPhone or iPad that should help. … [Read more...]
There are hundreds of new features in iOS 7, not to mention the entirely new interface. We dug deeper into everyone's favorite browser to see what's new, what's improved and how you can get more from your browsing experience. It's our iOS 7 Safari tips for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, part of our ongoing 7 on iOS 7 series. 1. Private Browsing Are you surfing on a shared iPad or iPhone? Do you have Safari bookmarks syncing through iCloud, so your recent history shows up on all of your iOS devices? There are all sorts of reasons why individuals want to keep some of their browsing history private. Google's Chrome browser offers the 'Incognito Mode' and now Safari in iOS 7 gets a similar feature. Tap on the card view icon to bring up … [Read more...]
The Ultimate Guide For Fixing And Improving Battery Life On The iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone 4/4S, iPhone 5/5c/5S, iPad mini/3/4/5 You were one of the 200 million and counting who upgraded to iOS 8, but now you are experiencing the dreaded battery drain. We've seen reports in our forums and I too have had issues with my iPhone. You have that helpless feeling as you watch your battery life percentage moving at a fast clip to a point where your phone is rendered all but useless. A good number of you rely on your iPhone, counting on it to make through an entire day. Thankfully, there are ways to fix battery life on iOS 8. Updated: January 29, 2015 Shut Down Background App Refresh New features. We love them when they are introduced, … [Read more...]
A question we see regularly in our iOS help forums is related to quitting apps. The process changed in iOS 7, with the introduction of Apple's new way of handling multitasking. While different, it's still incredibly easy to force quit or kill apps that are misbehaving. Here's how to close apps in iOS 8. In iOS, double-clicking the home button will bring up the multitasking, which is essentially a collection of 'running apps'. With previous versions of iOS, you would have to tap and hold an icon. Your icons would start wiggling and you could tap on the minus sign to close them. If you are still running an iOS device with iOS 6 or lower, that method still works. Close Apps in iOS 8 When you double-click on the home button in iOS 8, … [Read more...]
If you just purchased a new iPhone, congratulations on selecting an awesome device. Both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s are exceptional choices and feature iOS 7, featuring a number of exciting new features and advancements. Our extensive iOS 7 Review and Guide is a great starting point and you'll want to bookmark our iOS 7 how-to guides. The first step is helping you setup your new iPhone 5c or iPhone 5s. Buckle in and let's get going. … [Read more...]
The new Messages app in iOS 7 is visually different, but at the same time incredibly familiar. Apple has included a number of new features that might not be apparent, especially as your gazing at the new simple and clean interface. So what's new and are there any hidden gems in the Messages app in iOS 7? Read on for this installment of 7 on iOS 7, a look at 7 Awesome Tips for Messages on iOS 7. … [Read more...]
You've read or casually browsed our iOS 7 Review and you're excited to install Apple's new operating system on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Thankfully, Apple's software updates can be relatively painless. We're here to help provide you with step-by-step instructions. Read on for our full guide and walkthrough for how to backup and update to iOS 7. Make Sure Your Device is iOS 7 Ready The following devices are iOS 7 compatible: iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s iPad 2, 3, 4, iPad mini iPod touch 5g Update iTunes You will need the latest version of iTunes, available here. Backup Using iCloud or iTunes The single most important step prior to upgrading is to backup your iOS device. When you first set-up … [Read more...]
Google is making a serious play to be your streaming media device of choice with the release of the Google Chromecast. The diminutive device is a little larger than a pack of gum and plugs directly into an HDMI input on either an HDTV or AVR (Audio Visual Receiver). It's powered by a USB connection that either gets plugged into the included charger or into your TV/AVR. Here's how to setup Chromecast on Mac, PC and iOS. … [Read more...]
Gaming on iOS rocks. The App Store shelves are filled with excellent game titles. One way to improve any game experience is to invite a friend to play or challenge someone new. That's the focus of Game Center, which puts the social in gaming on iOS. Here's how to setup Game Center on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Updated: February 18th, 2015 … [Read more...]