Category: iOS

HOW TO Improve Battery Life on Your iPhone in iOS 11

The new iOS 11 was just released by Apple, and you can install it right now. Overall, it's got some great features, but how does it fare battery-wise on your iPhone? And how can you increase daily battery life for more juice and less charging every day?No matter the iOS version, if there's one thing I'm constantly thinking about during the day, it's my iPhone's battery. And I'm sure it's a big concern for you, too. You never want to see it get too low, especially when you know you're nowhere near a charging port. (Stuck on the subway, anyone?) The internet is congested with conflicting tips and tricks to maximize daily battery life, so it's a little messy trying to figure out what's what, especially now that there's iOS 11 with the possibility of new battery-draining features to fix. To help you sort through the chaos, we've compiled the best of the best to make it as easy as possible to boost your iPhone's everyday battery life. While we're focusing on improving how long your iPhone Read the full article →

Now’s a good time to check which of your apps won’t open in iOS 11 as 32-bit support dropped

  Apple was dropping support for 32-bit applications altogether in iOS 11. In iOS 10, Apple displays a warning message and then allows the app to open; in iOS 11, the app won’t open at all. But with some 187,000 32-bit apps still in the App Store – amounting to around 8% of the total – now would be a good time to check your own apps. It takes just a few seconds to do this … The estimate of the total number of 32-bit apps still out there comes from Oliver Yeh, co-founder of app intelligence firm Sensor Tower, via Business Insider. To check whether you currently have any 32-bit apps installed, go to Settings > General > About > Applications. If nothing happens when you tap Applications, you’re good. But if you have any 32-bit apps, they will be shown on the next screen. It makes sense to check before upgrading to iOS 11, so that you have time to find replacements apps. Apple is taking the stricter approach in iOS 11 because supporting 32-bit apps degrades Read the full article →

MacDaddy Security News: Australian Mac and iOS users find devices remotely locked, held for ransom (and how to keep yours safe)

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that several Australian Mac, iPhone, and iPad users are finding that their devices have been locked remotely through Apple’s Find My iPhone service by someone using the name “Oleg Pliss.” The hacker (or hackers) then demand payments of around $50 to $100 to an anonymous PayPal account in order to restore the devices to their owners. An active thread on Apple’s support forum was started yesterday as users started to discover that they had been targeted by the attack. According to that discussion, users are finding all of their devices locked at once rather than a single device per user. Based on that report and the fact that Find My iPhone is being used to hold the devices hostage, it seems likely that the perpetrator has gained access to these users’ iCloud accounts—possibly through password reuse by those users—rather than some device-specific malware or hack.     Because the hackers used Find My iPhone Read the full article →

Apple releases iOS 7.1 with CarPlay support, Siri and Touch ID improvements

By AppleInsider Staff Apple on Monday released iOS 7.1, the most significant update to its mobile platform in six months, featuring tweaks to the user interface introduced in iOS 7, fixes for lingering bugs, and new features such as support for the new CarPlay infotainment center. The newly released iOS 7.1 is identified as build 11D167. As first revealed by AppleInsider last month, the update is said to improve Touch ID fingerprint recognition for iPhone 5s users.iOS 7.1 also includes a new manual setting for Siri, allowing users to hold the home button on their device to have the system listen, and let go when they are done speaking, as opposed to having Siri automatically detect when a user has finished speaking. The update also allows users to subscribe to iTunes Match directly from their device, allowing for ad-free listening to iTunes Radio.Owners of the iPhone 4 should also see improved performance with iOS 7.1, while those who buy a compatible vehicle will be able Read the full article →

iOS: How to restore your content

Learn how to restore the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. iCloud How to restore from a backup To learn more about what is backed up, see the iCloud: Backup and Restore Overview article. When you go through Setup Read the full article →

iOS: How to back up your content

Learn how to back up the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.   iCloud How to back up iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later. After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, Read the full article →

iTunes: Restoring iOS software

Learn how to use iTunes to restore your iOS device.  Try restoring the iOS device if backing up and erasing all content and settings doesn't resolve the issue. Restoring your device will delete all data and content, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar information, and will restore all settings to their factory condition. Before restoring: Verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes. Back up your device. Transfer and sync content to your computer. Restoring your iOS device Connect your device to your computer. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes. Select the Summary tab, and click the Restore button. Click Restore. iTunes may prompt you with a software license agreement. If you click Agree, iTunes will download the iOS software file (.ipsw file) before restoring. After a restore, the iOS device restarts. You should then see "Slide to set up". Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant. If Read the full article →

Back up your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad

When you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer, certain files and settings on your device are automatically backed up to your computer. You can restore this information to your device if you need to (if you get a new iPhone, for example, and want to transfer your previous settings to it). Automatically backed-up information includes text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more. In addition, photos in Camera Roll or Saved Photos are also backed up. Other media files (such as songs, videos, and some photos) aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. If you have iOS 3.0 or later and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later, iTunes can also encrypt your backups to secure your data. HideBack up or restore your device Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the computer you normally sync with and select your device. Click Summary. Do one of the following: Back up or restore from a backup Read the full article →

iCloud: Restore your iOS device from iCloud

When you set up a new iOS device or need to restore information on one you already have, your iCloud backup makes it easy. Restore from an iCloud backup On your iOS device, go to Settings > General > Software Update. If a newer version of iOS is available, follow the onscreen instructions to download and install it. You must update your device to the latest version of iOS to make sure you can restore from a recent backup of another device, such as a lost or broken device. Make sure you have a recent backup to restore from. Go to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup, then look at the bottom of the screen for the message Last Backup, followed by the date of the latest backup. For information about backing up manually now, see Back up your iOS device to iCloud. If you don’t see a backup you expected to be there, see the Apple Support article iCloud: Troubleshooting restoring an iCloud backup. Go to Settings > General > Reset, then tap Read the full article →