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.

iOS 7.1.2 coming soon

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A report from Macrumors on claims apple is nearing release of an iOS update that looks to address an email attachment encryption issue, a lock screen vulnerability and enhanced iBeacon support, among other minor bug fixes.

After the release of iOS 7.1.1 two months ago, Apple said it was aware of the issue and would soon issue an update to patch the flaw.

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In addition to email encryption, the upcoming iOS 7.1.2 is also said to address a problem in which the Mail app fails to download email messages.

The upcoming iOS version will include a fix for an unspecified Lock Screen vulnerability that could allow access to “limited apps.” A final minor bug fix deals with data transfer from third-party accessories.

Finally, the purported iOS 7.1.2 update will include enhancements to iBeacon connectivity, but again the report is unclear on specifics.

It is expected that Apple will fix a long-standing problem with iMessage that occurs when a user switches from an iPhone to a non-iOS device without properly disassociating their phone number from Apple’s service. In some cases, iMessage will continue to intercept incoming texts and will not forward them to a users new device.

Apple has released the update already to its carriers and it is expected anytime in two weeks.

Touch-pal keyboard on iOS 8

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iOS 8 , apple’s next mobile operating system revealed before few weeks at WWDC said to support third party keyboards.

Yes! This works same as like in an Android phone. Users could use Swype,Swiftkey, touch pal etc from App Store as their default keyboard ditching apple’s stock keyboard.

Touchpal has released its alpha version of its keyboard to iOS 8.Installing is easy as like an app installation and selecting keyboard to use works the similar way selecting Emoji keyboards.

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Once activated, TouchPal is available anywhere a keyboard is traditionally used, such as in Mail, Messages, Safari, Notes, iWork apps, and third-party apps.

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Above image shows the famous and expected ‘Swype’ .
This for now available to developers for testing on iOS 8 beta.So others had to wait till September to get their hands on.

How’d you guys like this feature?
Comment is below.

Leaked display unit – 5.5 & 4.7 inch iPhones

Previous leaks confirmed about the fact that apple is finally increasing its screen size to 4.7 inch.But , the 5.5 inch iPhone/iPhablet has been a doubt among us.

To feed the rumours , the display units ( LCD Backlight panel) has been leaked for the 5.5 inch iPhone .

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Image shows the front and back of an LCD backlight panel that measures 14 cm or 5.5 inches diagonally.

And regarding the 4.7 inch iPhone , we had seen a whole lot of leaks.The below image shows the display unit of it.

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Looks like we are about to see apple revealing 4.7 and 5.5 inch on September , since apple has solved the production unit issue last week.

So , what do you guys think?
a 4.7 inch or 5.5 inch iPhone?!
Comment us below.

iPhone 6 in 4.7inch and 5.5 inch( Photos)

From the reports before , a 4.7 inch display iPhone 6 is confirmed. Regarding the 5.5 inch iPhone , leaks were not trustworthy.

Today , Sonny Dickson ha posted few MOCKED photos of iPhone 6 4.7inch and 5.5inch iPhone. Below picture shows a iPhone 6 with two sizes kept side by side.

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Looking at the photos , we could visually confirm the 4.7 inch phone has power button on left .

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However ,the 5.5 inch iPhone is said to go into production later this year.And will be priced a $100 more 4.7 inch iPhone.

As usual, we won’t know for sure what the iPhone 6 looks like until apple shows us this fall.

Leave your comments below.

iOS 8 : Messages app

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We all do texting , it has replaced our voices with letters via messages. And , for effective texting we need an app that gives us all , not everyone would feel to have separate apps for each feature , like one for group , share photos and videos and voice.

iOS Messages app is cool , with its sexy animations and UI the best stock app you’d get.However , it lacks features which people want on their texting apps.

With iOS 8 , apple has made messages app productive than ever. YES! Now you can create groups , share voice,videos and photos and a lot more. But , in Apple’s design style which makes it stand out.

Voice messaging :
Now , when you add a contact you want to send a text, the send button will automatically change into a microphone. Tapping and holding on the microphone icon with start recording the audio message and also display a translucent menu. You can swipe up to send the message or swipe to the left to dismiss the audio message. Alternatively, you can lift the phone to your ear to start recording the voice message or listen to an incoming voice message like a phone call.

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•Share Photos and Videos :
Tap and hold on the Camera icon to display a new translucent menu as you can see below. You can take an instant photo and send it by swiping up or take a video by swiping to the right. It may take some time getting used to, but it is certainly more intuitive and faster than the previous workflow of tapping on the Camera button, then tapping on “Take Photo or Video”, agreeing to “Use the Photo or Video” and then tapping on the Send button.

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Group messaging :
iOS 8 also brings some enhancements to group messaging. You will finally be able to rename a group conversation in iOS 8 so that you can quickly get the context of the conversation. You need to tap on Details, and swipe down to enter the subject to rename the conversation. You also have the option to mute notifications for a group conversation in the details screen by enabling the Do Not Disturb toggle.

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Quick reply : Finally , apple had answered to the request to reply/interact with a notification without leaving what you are doing . With iOS 8 , you will be able to reply to texts right from the notification.With a swipe down gesture , you could send a reply.

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To have a looks at all iOS 8 messages enhancements watch this video

Looks apple is ready with their basement to kill IM’s(Whatsapp, weChat) out there, except the fact that others IM’s are universal with iMessage exclusive to iOS.

So , people what do you think of apple’s new design changes on Messages app? . Comment us below.