Downgrade your iPhone/iPad from iOS 8 to iOS 7

Eversince apple released IOS 8, users started complaining about the lags, battery life low Etc .But the good news is, Apple is still signing IOS 7. So users who don’t feel just okay with iOS 8, follow the below steps get IOS 7 back running on your iDevice.

Here’s how to it,
⋅Turn off FIND MY IPHONE in settings>iCloud.(Only then apple will allow users to restore)
⋅Download IOS 7 from here. ( choose the one which is compatible with your device). As of now, iOS 7.1.2 is the latest.
⋅Connect your device to iTunes
on a PC/MAC.
⋅Click summary tab > Hold shift and click restore. Navigate to the iOS file you just downloaded.
⋅Stay calm and have a cup of coffee until iTunes finishes restoring your iPhone.
⋅Once, restarted your iPhone/iPad will be running IOS 7.1.2.

There’s a catch. If you really wanna go back to IOS 7, get back quickly. Because apple might stop signing IOS 7.1.2 when you are reading this.

So HURRY UP people.

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Improve iOS 8 on iPhone 4S

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Apple released iOS 8 on September 17. Most of us would be running iOS 8 on our devices except the jailbreak people.Many are already worried about its performance,battery life.

Everyone do understand , newer iOS versions take time to adapt on your device so it may lag at first. Later it will be okay. So STAY CALM.

The Big problem is for iPhone4S users.iOS8 being the last goodbye update from apple to iPhone4S, is expected to be little leggy due to low specs compared to other later models.Once you update to iOS 8 , iPhone 4S feels like so unusable.

Following these tips would help,

•DON’T update if you haven’t updated to iOS8.
•if you have, restore to iOS 7.1.2 before apple stops signing.
•Restore as new iPhone if you have updated via OTA, this removes old caches.
•If you have updated and you don’t want to lose the some cool features with iOS 8 by getting back to iOS 7.

Follow these,

•Turn off Recent calls/favorites in Settings>Mail,contacts>Show in app switcher > turn off both.

•Go to settings>general> accessibility> reduce motion> turn ON.
Now you might feel a little difference.

For more,
•Go to Settings>General>accessibility>increase contrast.

•Now, navigate to Settings>General> Spotlight > turn off spotlight search suggestions.

Turn off Background app refresh, if you haven’t.

•Now , Reboot(hold power+Homebutton till you see Apple logo)

After reboot,you’ll feel it’s better than before.

There are also some features which play really cool on iPhone 4S ,

•Predictive keyboard works great.(No lag at all)
•Photo edit in photos app , works great.
•Widgets work cool.(lags sometimes)
• third party keyboard works great.No lag observed while using swift key.

So, it’s a trade with performance vs features. So choice is truly yours. Choose wisely.Users?don’t worry apple will definitely fix the lag in few months like it did in iPhone 4.

The above post is TYPED in an iPhone 4S with swiftkey.

Happy day!

Things to do before updating to iOS 8

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Apple is all set to release it’s next iteration of iOS , iOS 8 on September 17.Every one holding an iPhone 4S or later and iPad 2 or later can update to iOS 8. To know more about iOS 8 , click here.

For JAILBREAK users,
If you are a JAILBREAK fan,stay on 7.1.2 since iOS 8 is currently not jailbreakable.If you haven’t jailbroke follow the below steps ,

•Download Pangu jailbreak tool from pangu.io for Win/mac.
•Check if your iDevice is on latest iOS 7.1.2.

•Backup your device to iTunes.

•Close iTunes and other apple tools.

•Run Pangu jailbreak tool.

•Connect your device when prompted.

•Follow On-Screen instructions,in a min or two your device is jailbroken.

•Enjoy your jailbroken device.

For NON-Jailbroken users,
It’s an exciting day for non-jailbreak users.Because , iOS 8 has a whole lot of new features like interactive notifications,3rd party keyboards and more.

Tips before your update ,
•iOS 8 will be available at 10:30pm(IST)September 17 via iTunes and OTA.

•Make sure that you have latest iTunes 11.4, which only supports iOS 8 syncing. Download here.

•Next,If choose between your choice of update via iTunes or OTA. If you are doing it via iTunes backup up your device , click CHECK FOR UPDATE or iTunes may also prompt when iOS 8 is available.

•Setup as a new iPhone to make clean iOS 8 install, or choose from backup. Setting up as new iPhone avoids software glitches.

•OTA update doesn’t require your PC/Mac.On your iDevice , Navigate to Settings>General> Check for update> Install(Once available).

•After updated,on your iDevice, Navigate to Settings>General>Reset>Erase all settings.Connect your phone to iTunes and get all your stuff back.

•Difference between iTunes and OTA update is that, iTunes downloads the whole firmware sizing about 1.6GB.On the other hand OTA will only have changes which may have size around 500MB or less . So it’s your choice.

•Apple servers will be extremely TRAFFICKED today. So make sure you have High-Speed (Broadband connectivity/Wifi). Or wait for few days when you can update buttery smooth.

IMPORTANT: iPhone 4S users think twice before updating to iOS 8.Since it’s the last update for the device, it may slow down your device a bit as like iPhone 4 last year.From reviews on iOS 8 GM on iPhone 4S , performance and battery life is poor. So think twice before you update.

ONCE YOU UPDATE TO iOS 8, YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE TO iOS 7/6/5. SO CHOICE IS YOURS.