Tuesday, September 30, 2014

How to Install iOS 8.0.2 on iPhone, iPad [Direct Links and Guide]

All iDevice users are offered to install iOS 8.0.2 on their iPhone, iPod touch and iPad after iOS 8.0.1 failure. Apple offers this new firmware update and we will publish the new iOS 8.0.2 installation guide to make it easier for you to update to this operating system version right now, of course, if this is what you want to do.

There will be a list of download 8.0.2 links with all current models that are supported by this update.You can choose iPhone upgrade to 8.0.2 via OTA-update or install this firmware manually via iTunes.

How to Install iOS 8.0.2

Before we share how to install iOS 8.0.2 iPhone instruction we will remind you that this update supports iPhones from iPhone 4S and up to iPhone 6 Plus, iPod touch 5G, and all iPads beginning with the iPad 2.

Step 1. Backup your gadget using iCloud or do this via iTunes. It doesn’t matter what program you select. It is just important to have a backup copy of all your iDevice data.

Step 2. Launch iTunes [it has to be the most recent version of this program] and connect your smartphone or tablet to your computer.

Step 3. Select your iDevice from the top right menu and choose “Check for Update” [there is no need to hold down any keys while you are clicking on this option]. If the tool sees the most recent firmware version iOS 8.0.2 let it download it automatically. Skip steps 4-7.

Step 4. Users whose iTunes didn’t download 8.0.2 version, you can do so yourself through the download iOS 8.0.2 links.

Step 5. Unzip the file you have downloaded and save it on your desktop.

Step 6. Click Shift / Option key depending on whether you are on Windows or Mac computer and select Check for Update option. The program will ask you to confirm that you want to Update.

Step 7. Show iTunes where the firmware file is and allow it updating you to this firmware version.

Step 8. Once the update is installed you can enjoy using iOS 8.0.2 on your iDevice. Note that your smartphone / tablet will reboot once it is updated to the newest firmware version.

Monday, September 29, 2014

How To Fix No Service And Touch ID Not Working In iOS 8.0.1

The iOS 8.0.1 update was released day ago. Although it fixes a lot of founded bugs, but users who are in the ownership of an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus got into another troubles. The iOS 8.0.1 update breaks cellular network capabilities of the devices along with Touch ID. If you’ve hit the No Service or Touch ID issue after upgrading to iOS 8.0.1, then you need to install the iOS 8.0 update manually to fix the issue.

In this article we will help you to fix no service in iOS 8.0.1 and also to fix touch id not working in iOS 8.0.1 issues.

How to backup using iCloud / iTunes

Don't forget to make a full backup of your device. As it is very important because since you downgrade to iOS 8, therefore you’ll lose everything on your device.

Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup and hit the Back Up Now button to backup everything to iCloud.
Also you can use iTunes to backup your iDevice. You should connect the device to your Windows PC / Mac and launch iTunes. Then you need to click on This Computer under the Backups pane.

Then click on Back Up Now. This might take a while depending on how much content you have on your device.

5 steps to restore using iTunes

Step 1: Download iOS 8 ipsw. Download the correct ipsw file catered for your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Step 2: When the download is completed you should connect your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to your Windows PC or Mac via USB. Please launch the iTunes. But before proceeding forward, turn off Find my iPhone on your device by clicking on  Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone and turn it off.

Step 3: Select your iPhone from the left-hand side column in  the iTunes.

Step 4: While holding down the left Option key on your Mac (if you’re using Windows - left SHIFT key). Then click on the Restore iPhone button.

Step 5: Select the ipsw firmware file from the folder that you downloaded in step one. And wait till the iTunes going through the restoration process.

When the restore process is completed. you’ll be back to iOS 8.0 sans the No Service and Touch ID issues.

We are sure that Apple will come through with an official fix for this problems  in the iOS 8.0.2 in the near future. But till that time it is the only way to fix No Service  and Touch ID not working in iOS 8.0.1.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

iOS 8.0.2 Release with Direct Download Links by Apple

Apple is trying to fix iOS 8 bugs and problems and offers iOS 8.0.2 release to its iPhone 4S and up to iPhone 6 Plus users, iPad and iPod touch. The company first launched iOS 8.0.1 earlier and this and now decided to help customers update to iOS 8.0.2 released on September 26.

Even though the Cupertino-based giant tried to fix problems with Touch ID on its new firmware, cellular connectivity issues and other things users were unhappy with, some people who have used direct links for iOS 8.0.2 download or updated via OTA complain about getting the same problems over again.

You can also follow this download 8.0.2 link list for different supported models and see if this most recent upgrade fixes the problems for you. How is your Wi-Fi network connecting? Do you still have issues with it? You can try to launch Settings and Reset your network settings. This might help.

Users who still get the Touch ID problem can try to set up a new fingerprint through Settings app. If nothing helps you, just downgrade to iOS 8.0 and use till Apple presents another iOS 8 update.

Direst Links for iOS 8.0.2 Download

Use these links if you want to get the firmware file directly on your computer and install it manually.

iPhone 6 owner should get the iOS 8.0.2 update from here

If you have an iPad, you can download iOS 8.0.2 update using these direct links:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

iOS 8 App Crash News Compared to iOS 7 App Crashing

How often does iOS 8 app crash problem happen? According to one report that compares iOS 8 vs iOS 7 app crashing issue, applications have a bigger chance to crash on iPhone and iPad iOS 8 device than it happens on iOS 7.1 platform.

As the report stats app iOS 8 crash rate reaches 78 percent compared to the iOS 7.1 crashing rate. This is a high figure and users will not be happy with this issue as the new platform also drains iPhone battery faster than it was expected and causes Wi-Fi connection issues. Apple will have to do a big job on fixing all these problems in its next iOS 8.0.1 or 8.1 update.

iOS 8 vs iOS 7 App Crashing Report

The report was created by Crittercism experts who analyzed information from both iOS 8 and iOS 7.1 on September 18-22 [the new iOS 8 was officially released on September 17]. App iOS 8 crash is not a big problem as comparing to iOS 7.1 firmware iOS 8 program crashing rate is a bit higher: 2% on iOS 7 against 2.11-3.57% on iOS 8.

Most crashing is experienced by iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c / 5S users. People who purchased the most recent iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have less problems with iOS 8 and applications crash.

Is iOS 8 better than iOS 7? It is not difficult to answer this question. This firmware truly has more features and options. It is improved by Apple in many things, however, it also has a big number of bugs which have to be fixed in future updates.

The problem is not that terrible. iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S crashing reached 3.57 percent, while iPhone 6 app crash rate was 2.63 percent compared to iPhone 6 Plus rate of 2.11 percent.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

iOS 8.0.1 Release to Address All iOS 8 Bugs and Problems for iPhone and iPad

The most recent iOS 8 was released on September 17, 2014 but numerous bugs and problems experienced by users give us a hint on soon iOS 8.0.1 release with fixes to most of the issues people get. The new operating system comes with a lot of interesting options, features, enhancements and improvements, but at the same time they give users a headache.

iOS 8.0.1 update should address fast battery drain, problems with slow Wi-Fi connection and other bugs reported by iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, iPad and other iDevice owners. Apple fans complain about Safari bugs, Keyboard problems and other things they have to deal with since upgrading to iOS 8.

Also you can try to downgrade iOS 8 to 7.1.2 if Apple still signs 7.1.2 blobs or wait for the new update.

Some Apple sources assure that the next iOS 8.0.1 launch should fix the issues with voicemail [freezing should be gone], Safari browser [it sometimes doesn’t let users play videos], VPN problems [some people can’t install their VPN profile] and Keyboard [there is a bug with keypad that doesn’t show up when you need to enter your iCloud Keychain verification codes]. The new update should also solve issues with Passbook passes and other bugs people have discovered.

Earlier reports mentioned that iOS 8.0.1 update was seeded to Apple partners in the beginning of September. In other words, this firmware is being worked on, and hopefully the solution will soon be presented to public.

Are you looking forward to iOS 8.0.1 release and update? How buggy is iOS 8 for you?

Monday, September 22, 2014

How to Fix Battery Problems on iOS 8 After Update

A big percentage of people have installed iOS 8 by now. While this firmware is enjoyed by a lot of users, some of them have battery problems on iOS 8 after update. Is there a way to fix everything? Can you add life to iOS 8 battery? Let’s see what the most common issues are and how users deal with them.

Fix iOS 8 Battery Life Guide for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Some applications can drain your battery life on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You can easily located some apps and fix the problem. Just open Settings – General – Usage and select Battery Usage option. You will see a list of programs that consume too much battery life.

If you wish to see all your battery hogs for the last week click on Last 7 Days menu. Some programs might have been running in the background. If you found apps running that you don’t need you can close them and extend the battery life this way. If you don’t even need some of the applications that require much battery life you can simply delete them.

Fix iOS 8 Battery Life: Background Application Refresh

You can preserve some battery life on the earlier iPhone models by disabling the option that refreshes your background apps all the time. Launch Settings and select General – Background App Refresh menu where you can turn off this feature.

Extend iOS 8 Battery Life via Location Services

A lot of programs use locating services which requires your battery life. Turn off location services for your apps through Settings – Privacy – Location Services and iOS 8 won’t “eat” as much of your iPhone or iPad battery as it used to.

To free some battery life on iOS 8 device you can also try the following methods.

Method 1

  • Disable dynamic wallpapers through Settings.

Method 2

  • Turn off automatic updates in the App Store. You can find this option in Automatic Downloads in
  • Settings – iTunes and App Store menu.

Method 3

Method 4

  • If you are not using 4G LTE, just disable it.

There are a lot of iOS 8 features you can turn off, but remember that your iDevice is good because it has all these options. If you have problems with your battery life, you can also try to restart your device or even restore it as new. Hopefully you won’t have troubles with your new firmware or Apple might release the next minor upgrade with fixes to battery life iOS 8 problems that some users have right now.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

iPhone 6 Plus Photos [Unboxing, Review, Impressions]

iPhone 6 Plus is shipping on September 19th along with the iPhone 6, but the first real iPhone 6 Plus photos are already posted online by lucky users who got their hands on this new generation smartphone before it is available to public. We offer you a look at these interesting images of the iPhone 6 Plus and share first impressions of the person who got this handset this week.

Firstly, the new 5.5-inch display gives you a new feeling as it is way bigger than the 4-inch screen.

Take a look at these images of iPhone 6 Plus and share your iPhone 6 Plus review with others as soon as you get your smartphone. The first customers have it delivered beginning on September 19, 2014.

Secondly, this new gadget is mostly designed for two-handed use. Still some people might enjoy using it with one hand, but only after getting used to the larger display. It takes time to feel comfortable with the new generation iPhone 6 Plus.

Thanks to the rounded edges you get a better grip of your new handset. The glass panel is also great as well as the new iPhone antenna bands. They look pretty nice and meet the overall design simply fine.

Customers also have to get used to the new button positions. For a while, you will most likely keep trying to press the Sleep/Wake button on the top of your iPhone 6 Plus and then you will remember that Apple changed the Power button position.

The 5.5-inch handset still fits great in your pocket. There is no need to worry about the size as Apple has already worried about everything creating a great, simple-to-use and gorgeous 6 Plus model.

Friday, September 19, 2014

iOS 8 Battery Life Testing Results for iPhone and Other iDevices

Have you installed iOS 8 by now? This is the most recent firmware released by Apple on September 17. How has iOS 8 battery life changed? Is it draining fast or not? The new operating system comes with numerous features including widgets, updated Messages program, Interactive Notifications and many others that should influence the devices’ battery life.

The ArsTechnica conducted some battery life iOS 8 testing and know for sure how iPod touch, iPad and iPhone battery acts after being updated to this firmware version. According to these folks, iOS 8 battery usage hasn’t changed that much compared to iOS 7 battery life even though the Cupertino-based iPhone maker introduced a lot of interesting options and features making this firmware much better.

Taking into consideration that iOS 8 can boast hundreds of new updates, it is nice to know that Wi-Fi iOS 8 battery drain didn’t get a big impact. Of course, there are some loses and gains which you can see in the chart created by testers.

Right now, the most compaints come from iPhone 4S users who chose to upgrade to iOS 8. They say that their battery life is draining faster than usual, but iPhone 5 and up owners don’t experience similar problems after installing iOS 8. In this case all iPhone 4S user can downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 and keep the battery life to bemore extended.

What about your experience? Do you face iOS 8 battery drain quicker than with iOS 7 or is everything all right?

How to Downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 Instruction

The new iOS is now up and iOS 8 available for download with millions of users having already installed this newest iPhone, iPod touch and iPad firmware. Still there are a lot of people who now wish to use iOS 8 downgrade to iOS 7. Is it possible? Well, you can only downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 and can’t get to earlier versions such as iOS 7.1.1 and 7.1.

Here is how to get back from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 operating system release. All you have to do is follow this instruction and perform everything as advised to you.

iOS 8 Downgrade iOS 7.1.2 with Backup for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Step 1. iOS 8 downgrade backup is the first thing to do. Use iTunes or iCloud [whatever you prefer more] and create a backup copy of all your iDevice data and information.

Step 2. You follow this iOS 8 downgrade to iOS 7.1.2 guide at your risk as Apple doesn’t recommend its customers to downgrade.

Step 3. You should find and download iOS 7.1.2 firmware file for your particular device.

Step 4. Users who turned on Find My iPhone app should now disable it.

Step 5. Plug your smartphone or tablet to your PC or Mac.

Step 6. Open iTunes.

Step 7. Find your model in the top right menu in iTunes.

Step 8. Hold down Shift / Alt/Option [for Windows or Mac] while choosing Restore iPhone, iPod touch or iPad option in iTunes. You will have to select your iOS 7.1.2 ipsw file now.

Step 9. iTunes will ask you to confirm that you wish to erase / restore your gadget. Confirm this step and press on Restore.

Step 10. The program will restore iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2 for you. Once this is done your iPhone or other iDevice will restart allowing you to “Slide to set up” having walkthrough assistant do complete this step.

Important Notes.

Firstly, once you have downloaded to iOS 7.1.2 you won’t be able to restore to earlier iOS 7.x.x versions but not iOS 8 backup.

Secondly, Apple might stop signing iOS 7.1.2 at any moment now so hurry up if you still want to get back to this operating system.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

How to Fix iOS 8 Update Stuck Problem “Update Requested”

Finally Apple has presented its public iOS 8 version and millions of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users began to download and upgrade to this newest firmware from the Cupertino-based company. Still some users came across iOS 8 update requested problem. If you are one of them you can get past iOS 8 update stuck issue by fixing it through this guide.

It looks like the huge traffic overloaded the company’s servers since too many people started at once to download and install the operating system major update causing iOS 8 update stuck issue for others. If you want to update via iTunes you can see the error saying “Update Requested” which means this program servers just can’t be reached at the moment.

How to Fix Update Requested iOS 8 Issue

Method 1

Use OTA update but make sure your Wi-Fi connection is on. If you still see software update failed message you can simply try again later. Apple has a surge in traffic that it can’t handle. Try in couple of days to get iOS 8 features and updates.

Method 2

You can solve iOS 8 install problems called “Update Requested” [when you are stuck at this phrase] by resetting your gadget.

Step 1. When you see iOS 8 update requested bug, press Home and Power buttons at once and wait till your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch display goes blank. You will see Apple logo on it.

Step 2. Turn your gadget back on and try to download iOS 8 through Settings once again.

Other Can’t Install iOS 8 Problems

If you see the message that the iPhone or iPad server can’t be reached right now, you can try to check your network connection and settings, make sure that everything is good with them and take another attempt later on.

If you continue to experience problems and can’t fix iOS 8 updat on your iDevice, use direct download links for iOS 8 and update manually through iTunes.