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Some Bug Fixes for IOS 8

 Dec 5, 2014    iPhone tips

The new iPhone generation has created a lot of excitement and anticipation. As the new operating system was launched alongside the devices, users of older generations upgraded to the latest OS so they could have the new look and feel on their phones. However, like many new software, this version was fraught with problems. Users were complaining of reduced battery life, poor display, and even wi-fi drop out.

This article will help solve, or get you out of jail until permanent fixes come about from Apple direct.

WiFi Dropout

An annoying occurrence that can sometimes take some time to show itself. You may be browsing the net, when slowly but surely, the speed decreases. Eventually, you’ll get time out and not get anywhere. There’s three things you can do. The first is to ensure Bluetooth is switched off as this can sometimes interfere. Secondly, turn the wi-fi off and on again. Thirdly, you may need to reboot the device.

Battery Draining Fast

This is a very annoying issue. The battery life isn’t fantastic on the iPhone at the best of times, and to have a battery that drains is doubly annoying. The first thing you should do is to go to Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage and try to identify an app that is taking too much juice. If there’s one, try to update it, if not perhaps consider uninstalling it.

Sluggish Performance

Perhaps the biggest issue people have faced is reduced performance of their device. If you haven’t upgraded to IOS 8, DON’T!

If you have (and I guess you wouldn’t be reading this if you hadn’t), the best solution would be to uninstall and go back to the previous version, and wait for Apple to get their act together and re-release iOS 8 properly.

To downgrade, you need a copy of iOS 7.1.2 firmware in the form of an IPSW file. You may have this on your computer when you synched your iPhone before updating, otherwise a search on Google should locate a version for you. Next, you’ll need to switch off Find My iPhone in Settings > iCloud. Connect your phone to your computer and start iTunes. Choose your phone, then look for the summary tab, then shift and click on restore and choose the iOS 7.1.2 file.

Unfortunately, these major issues will be a headache until Apple fixes them. There are plenty of other issues that iOS 8 has caused, and hopefully they will be rectified too.

For any other issues, hardware or breakages, give iPhonefixed.co.uk a call and see what they can do to fix your phone. They have worked with the iPhone and its issues for many years and are the UK’s leading iPhone repair specialist.

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