Apple's iOS 8.0.1 has introduced a nasty bug that breaks cell phone service and Touch ID. From most reports, the issue is specific to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. You have a few options here, none of which are great, but can help you get your cell service back. Another option is to restore your iPhone to iOS 8.0 using iTunes. Apple has already pulled iOS 8.0.1. When you go through this process, iTunes will download the latest working version of iOS. This seems to be the easiest and most effective way at fixing cell service on your phone. It also means that you must backup all of your data. 1. Connect your iOS device to your Mac or PC. Open iTunes if it does not launch by itself. 2. Select your iPhone either from the left hand menu … [Read more...]
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Are you looking for a way to fix battery life on iOS 8 or your new iPhone 6? With each major iOS release, we see a rush of folks who are experiencing some sort of battery drain, that's not in keeping with their past experiences. If you have an old iPhone that had been running the latest version of iOS 7, it included several updates from Apple that have fixed bugs and optimized battery life. iOS 8 may look and feel much like iOS 7, but it's got a number of new features and it's a major update. That translates to significant changes to the underlying code that runs on your iPhone. So whether you have upgraded an older iPhone to iOS 8 or experiencing battery life issues with your new iPhone 6, there is no magical fix, at least yet. You can … [Read more...]
Just get your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? Whether this is your first iPhone or your transitioning from an older model, setting up as new is a great way to start fresh and get the best, problem-free experience from your new iPhone. Some users prefer the convenience associated with restoring from an existing backup, which can yield similar results, and we'll certainly cover transferring data from your old iPhone to your new iPhone 6 in an upcoming article. If you are completely new to iPhone, you want start fresh, this tutorial will guide you through everything you need to setup your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. … [Read more...]
The release of any major update to an operating system can be jarring and iOS 8 is no different. While it's certainly doesn't possess the polarizing aspects associated with the move from iOS 6 to iOS 7, there are instances where changes aren't always welcome. One such change appears to be the new Photos app. It has folks asking, "where did camera roll and Photo Stream go in iOS 8?" We'll cover the changes and provide a few less than ideal workarounds. … [Read more...]
iOS 8 is out and many folks are rushing to download Apple's last software release of the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It's caused Apple servers to slow to grind, something which should speed up over time. A number of users are attempting to upgrade to iOS 8, only to be informed that they do not have sufficient storage space to complete the upgrade. When people purchase new iPhones, storage concerns usually revolve around how many apps, how much music, video and documents you plan to carry with you. Last year's iOS 7 update, which Apple's CEO Tim Cook proclaimed as the biggest update to iOS since iOS, required 3.3 GB of free space. iOS 8 requires a whopping 5.8GB of free storage space. If you happen to own a 16GB iOS device, you'll need … [Read more...]
Apple is releasing iOS 8 today. With hundreds of new features, this free update is like getting a new iPhone or iPad. Last year's iOS 7 update saw Apple going in a completely new direction, introducing a new design that extended to stock and third party applications. This year is more about refinement, more about building features that customers like you, want. Over the coming weeks, we'll be delving into each and every new iOS 8 feature, as part of our continuing how-to series. First things first, here's the complete step-by-step guide on how to upgrade to iOS 8. We'll cover both upgrading using iTunes and OTA (over the air), plus everything you need to know about preparing your device, backing up and what killer features you can expect. … [Read more...]
One of the most important things you should do is to regularly backup your iPhone. Unfortunately, it's also on the top of the list of things people neglect to do on any consistent basis. There is a reason for the increased storage and bigger screens on today's smartphones. These devices often act as our primary computing devices, in addition to completely replacing your old point and shoot camera. At their core, these are mobile devices, designed so that you can take them virtually anywhere. Unlike an old desktop computer that spends its life sitting on a desk, your iPhone goes everywhere. That makes is incredibly susceptible to drops, being lost and gasp, going for a swim. All surefire ways to kill your phone and more importantly, lose … [Read more...]
The yearly iPhone cycle, it's where we all look lovingly at the shiny, new devices from Apple. At the same time, our old phones somehow become old and outdated, despite months of devoted service. It wasn't long ago, that I walked out of the Annapolis Apple Store with a gold iPhone 5s, a phone that has now lost its luster in the glare of the iPhone 6 Plus. Once you decided on the color, best storage option and which model to buy, the next move is to check eligibility for the all-important subsidy and a plan of action to upgrade to the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. We'll help guide you through the process, highlighting costs, value and impact on your current plan. A comprehensive look at how to check your eligibility, the cost of the … [Read more...]
Apple now offers to flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Although prices start at $199, in line with every model since the 3G, the new storage capacity options almost beg users to spend the extra $100 for what amounts to a minimum of four times the built-in storage. The new iPhones can get expensive fast, even if you are out of contract. There are ways to lessen the financial blow associated with upgrading. We'll help you navigate the best options for how to sell your old iPhone and upgrade to the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. … [Read more...]
Using iCloud for your calendars is a no-brainer for those who live and work on Macs, iPhones and iPads. There are times however when you might want to use other popular calendar services, in addition to iCloud. For example, you may use Google Calendar for work and would like access to your home calendar. Sure you could login to iCloud from any Mac or PC to access your calendars, but wouldn't it be easier to have them accessible from Google? There are also the scenarios where a Mac user decides on an Android phone or tablet, where Google services rule the roost. With a few steps, you can access your iCloud calendars through Google Calendar, include real-time updates of any changes. … [Read more...]