Showing posts with label ios 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ios 8. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Apple Watch Lookout App Pings Your iOS 9.2.1 Misplaced iPhone

Except the nifty built-in feature to ping iOS 9.2.1 misplaced iPhone with Apple Watch over Bluetooth your wearable device can automatically notify you when you’re about to leave without an smartphone. A new app, called Lookout, brings the above described functionality. It aims to keep you from losing your phone and makes it a little easier to find it if you have lost your iOS device. 

How To Ping Misplaced iPhone With WatchOS 2.1 Apple Watch App



This new Apple Watch app was developed by Lookout Mobile security company. Lookout can be configured to ping iOS 9.2.1 misplaced iPhone with Apple Watch if you’re out of Bluetooth range of the watch’s paired iPhone. And in case you do ignore the alert and leave your smartfone behind, the app allows you to see its last reported GPS location on a map. This should be an indispensable feature for locating a misplaced or stolen phone.

It is also possible to make your iOS 9 iPhone buzz your wearable over Wi-Fi if you’re out of Bluetooth range but still connected to a known Wi-Fi network.

Lookout app also features a distance visualization bar that tells you how far away you are from your favorite iPhone, as determined by Bluetooth proximity data. It is really handy to find your misplaced iOS 9.3 iPhone telling how far it is.


So any time before you move out of connection-range from your iPhone, the Lookout watch app will alert you that you’re about to go out of range and force your smartphone emit a scream sound, or pull up a map of the iPhone’s location.

Lookout app requires an iOS device running iOS 8.0 firmware or later and an Apple Watch running watchOS 2.0 or later. The app is localized in 8 foreign languages. Lookout watch app is available at the App Store for free of charge.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Altkeyboard 2 Tweak Is Now Updated To iOS 8


Great news for jailreakers about Altkeyboard 2 iOS 8 update. This jailbreak tweak has been out for a long time and is a very powerful jailbreak tweak that greatly improves the stock iOS keyboard. Unfortunately the tweak was only compatible with iOS 7. Alt Keyboard 2 for iOS 7 was originally designed by Sentry_NC and coded by ac3xx (James Long).

If you happened to ever use it before, you’ll be glad to find out that the recent update made to the tweak now makes it compatible with iOS 8 devices including iOS 8.4.


If you’re not familiar with it, then Altkeyboard 2 jailbreak tweak for iOS 8 iPhone enhances your experience using the stock iOS keyboard by making it easier to input upper case and non-alphabetical characters. When you install it, you will notice some changes: series of alternate keys have been placed above the original keyboard keys.

You can swipe up on a key to input the alternate key or instead swipe down to enter the upper case letter of the key. This means that you no longer have to switch back and forth between upper case mode or numeric keys as the tweak provides simple swipe up and swipe down gestures to input them.


iOS 8 Altkeyboard 2 tweak also adds a few other functionality that work with the shift key, spacebar, backspace, and return key. For example, you can easily swipe up the spacebar key to quickly select, cut, copy or paste a piece of text. When you swipe up backspace key you will see options such as: Undo Tiping, Undo and Cancel. Another great feature about this tweak is that if you type the word and swipe up the button above the Shift key you will be represented with the definition of this particular word.

Altkeyboard 2 iOS 8 updated jailbreak tweak can be downloaded for $2.99 in the BigBoss repo. Existing users can update to the latest version for free.

Friday, July 24, 2015

How to Enable iPhone Led Notification Light [Instruction]

Would you like your Apple smartphone to flash whenever you get an alert? Are iPhone led notifications not working on your gadget? You might have just forgotten to enable this feature. This is a simple and quick procedure you can follow in order to customize your handset. You don’t have to be jailbroken even though PP Jailbreak and TaiG both support iOS 8.3, 8.4 untethering.

We’ll tell you how to turn on iPhone led notification light and get more out of your device. You’ll have to use Accessibility in order to make the gadget flash when you get new alerts. This is handy when you need to turn off the sound and still wish to know when you get notifications.


How to Enable iPhone LED Notifications

Step 1. Tak your iDevice. Since iPhone allows adding some customizations through Settings app you’ll have to launch Settings on iOS 8, 8.3 or 8.4 [this is the latest public firmware version released by Apple].

Step 2. Go to General tab. We are nearly there.

Step 3. Click on Accessibility and this is where we’ll apply some changes.

Step 4. Do you see the option that says LED Flash for Alerts? You should enable it.


Step 5. Once you turned on LED Flash you will make iPhone flash each time it gets a notification or alert.

How does it work? The feature uses LED flashlight built into Apple smartphone and notifies you about alerts you receive. This makes everything visible even when you don’t hear vibrations or disabled tunes.

Remember that the gadget doesn’t have to lay on the back because this way you won’t see the flash lights. The signs will be invisible and the option won’t be useful. Also if you have the Apple Watch your LED alert won’t work because it will be pushed to your wearable.

Friday, June 26, 2015

How to Disable Automatic Videos on iOS 8 Twitter iPhone [Instruction]

Is it possible to disable Twitter videos on iPhone [here is how to fix iOS 8.3 battery problems]? Some iOS device users get frustrated when different services such as Facebook, Twitter and others autoplay different lights, images and video files. You can easily turn off automatic video on Twitter if you follow the instruction below.

This guide works for Twitter app on the iOS 8 iPhone and iPad [learn how to download YouTube videos on iDevice]. It does not only disable automatic video Twitter iPhone autoplaying but also works with Vines and GIFs. It supports all the lights, fish feeders and gearboxes and once you complete the instruction you will be happy to get some rest from all the videos autoplaying on the web while you are using your Twitter account or Twitter app.



How to Turn Off Twitter Videos on iPhone


Step 1. Everything can be adjusted right inside the Twitter app. Launch it on your iPad or iPhone device.

Step 2. Take a look at the low right corner of the program. Do you see the Me menu?

Step 3. Choose Me and click on the gear [it is located right near your profile].

Step 4. Select Settings that will appear in the pop-up window.

Step 5. Choose Video autoplay feature from General menu.

Step 6. Select Never play videos automatically option.

Step 7. Click on Done. This way you will save your new adjustments.

Step 8. That’s it.

You can now use Twitter on your iOS 8 device and have no videos being played automatically and distracting you. This is a great feature and it’s awesome that Twitter has added it to its own settings.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How to Block a Number on iPhone 6 iOS 8 [Instruction]

Is someone calling your iPhone but you don’t want to talk? Are you annoyed with the caller? It is possible to get rid of the problem by following this block phone number iOS 8 instruction [you can also use cool iOS 8 iMessage spam report feature] that also works on the previous iOS 7 firmware version and different smartphones, including iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S and earlier models.

We’ll explain in details how to block callers on iPhone. Whoever is trying to call you will not be able to reach and annoy you any longer. All unwanted contacts can be blocked with ease and you will simply stop all the calls that make you unhappy.


How to Block a Number on iPhone 6 iOS 8

Step 1. Take your smartphone.

Step 2. There is the Phone application on your Home display.

Step 3. Select Recents menu where all your recent phone calls are shown.

Step 4. You will see the ‘i’ near the numbers. Select the one you want to block and click on this icon.

Step 5. You should scroll down till you find the option called Block this Caller.

Step 6. Press on the option and confirm your decision.

Step 7. You have successfully blocked the unwanted caller - he or she won’t be able to reach you. If you want to block other numbers you have to repeat all the steps.


There is a different method for blocking iOS 8 contacts on the iPhone 6 and other smartphone versions.

Step 1. Launch Settings.

Step 2. Select Phone option and go down to the Blocked menu.

Step 3. All your blocked phone numbers are stored in Blocked tab.

Step 4. If you want to block other phone numbers you can choose Add New option and choose the number from your Contacts list.

Step 5. Confirm your decision and the chosen phone number will be blocked.

That’s it. You can follow any guide to block unwanted calls once and forever.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

How to Unblock Phone Number on iPhone 6 iOS 8 [Instruction]

Have you blocked someone’s phone number by mistake on your Apple device? You can unblock caller on iPhone 6, iPhone 5S, 6 Plus and other models that support iOS 8 and previous 7 firmware [find out more about iOS 8.3 features]. The instruction is simple and you will easily and quickly finish the process and start receiving calls from the caller you have earlier blocked.

It can be sometimes annoying to get calls from ad representatives or your ex. But the time passes and you might like to get in touch again. How to use unblock phone number iOS 8 guide? You won’t have any difficulties as it is super easy to both block and then unblock phone numbers on your smartphone.


How to Unblock Phone Number on iPhone iOS 8

Step 1. If you believe that you blocked someone by mistake or did this on purpose to get some rest and stop hearing the annoying calls and now you wish to change everything, you should firstly take your iDevice in your hands.

Step 2. You can now launch Settings application. This is where all the important changes take place and this is how you are able to undo what was previously done by you.

Step 3. Launch Phone menu.

Step 4. There is Blocked section inside. You need to go there.

Step 5. You are able to choose Edit option, so do so.

Step 6. You will see the list of all blocked numbers you have created.

Step 7. There is a red circle next to each number.

Step 8. Select the phone number you are planning to unblock and press on the red circle.

Step 9. The circle will turn into a red button. Click on it.

Step 10. That’s it. The blocked number has been successfully unblocked by you.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Mark iMessages as Read All at Once on iOS 8 iPhone [Instruction]

Sometimes when you have tons of unread iMessages on the iOS 8 device you don’t want to waste your time on going through each one and mark it as read [you might also like to learn how to set up Apple Watch and pair it with your iPhone 6]. Follow this instruction and you’ll be able to mark iMessages as read, all at once, with a click.

This is so easy you’ll find the trick simple, useful and fast to use. Save your time as Apple created cool tips that can help you out.



How to Mark iMessages as Read on iPhone [All at Once]


Step 1. Take your iOS 8 smartphone.

Step 2. Go to Messages application.

Step 3. Find the list of your iMessages and texts.

Step 4. Press on Edit option that you can find in the top right corner of the app.

Step 5. Each iMessage you have has a circle to the left. When users are planning to delete some messages or one particular message they can select the conversations using these circles.

Step 6. Select the iMessages you want to mark as read. We are not going to delete them, don’t worry.

Step 7. There is Read All option in the low left corner of the display. Click on it after you select the texts you want to mark this way.

Step 8. This is the magic. All the selected iMessages that were unread are now marked as read by you.

We hope that this iPhone mark messages as read tip is handy. At least, you don’t have to go through each single message or conversation to mark it as read if you don’t want to read it anyways. Just follow the guide above and mark all messages altogether.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

How to Speed Up iOS 8 iPhone 4S to Make It Faster

If you have a slow iOS 8 iPad or slow iOS 8 iPhone 4S you can try to speed up your gadget a bit. You know that the two earlierst devices that support the mobile firmware released by Apple in the fall of 2014 can’t boast the fast performance like iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 or other newer versions of the iDevices. Still there are some tips you can follow to learn how to make iOS 8 faster.

New firmware can’t be handled that perfect with the hardware used in the iPhone 4S and original iPad. The tricks we share can do some magic and you’ll be surprised at how snappier your ‘fruit’ device can be.

How to Speed Up iOS 8 iPhone 4S or iPad

Step 1. If you have tons of applications installed on your iOS 8 smartphone or tablet you might need to delete the ones you don’t use. You most likely have apps that you have stopped using after a while but they are still stored on the gadget and as a result they limit iPhone 4S resources for other games and programs.

Click-hold the app icon on your Home screen and when you see a small X press on it to remove the application and all the data it stores on iOS 8 platform. Do this for every unused app you have.

Step 2. If you feel that your iDevice gets too slow try to reboot it. Power it back on after a couple of seconds and it might get faster.

Step 3. There are a lot of features in iOS 8 but you don’t need them all. Try to turn off the options you do not use. For example, you can disable Background Refreshes or other things you don’t need that much.

Step 4. You can also clean up caches once in a while to boost your iPhone 4S.

These are simple tricks that can become handy on any iOS versions, including the most recent iOS 8.3 released in April. You might be not able to update to iOS 9 this year if Apple stops supporting iPhone 4S and iPad for the next firmware upgrade.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Direct Links for iOS 8.1.3 and Installation Guide for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch [Instruction]

Finally iOS 8.1.3 update has become live and users who have Apple iDevices that support iOS 8 firmware can install this new operating system version. It is possible to use direct links for iOS 8.1.3 download for further installation through iTunes or go with the Over the Air upgrade process.

If you are still not sure if your model is supported, note that all iPad Air and mini versions can run iOS 8.1.3, iPod touch 5G users can also update and users with iPhone 4S and newer models, including iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, can also update.


How to Install iOS 8.1.3 on iPhone 6 / 5S / 5c / 5 / 4S / 6 Plus


Just as we noted above you can use either OTA update or direct links. Any version is ok, though users who might like to jailbreak in the future [right now there is no iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak] are advised to update via iTunes through direct links.

The firmware solves some issues and bugs, improves system performance and makes it more stable.

Method 1. Update using Direct Download Links for iOS 8.1.3


Step 1. You will have to use iTunes in order to update using this method. Launch it after you take a USB cable to connect the iPhone or any other device you have to your Mac or PC.

Step 2. Let iTunes detect your gadget and press on your device button which will appear in your top right iTunes corner.

Step 3. If you are planning to download the firmware file directly, here are the links:

For iPhone users

iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 6
iPhone 5S CDMA
iPhone 5S GSM
iPhone 5c CDMA
iPhone 5c GSM
iPhone 5 CDMA
iPhone 5 GSM
iPhone 4s

For iPad owners

iPad 2 Wi-Fi and 3G CDMA

For iPod Touch 5G users

iPod touch 5 gen

Select your model above and download the file. It must not be auto unzipped so better use Firefox / Chrome instead of Safari for this or turn off the auto unzip option in Safari.

Once the file has been downloaded you need to press-hold Shift on Windows or Option on Mac while clicking on Check for Update in iTunes. Click on Update when the program tells you it is ready to install the firmware.

Step 4. If you don’t want to use the links above you have to skip Step 3 and use this once instead. Just press on Check for Update on iTunes without clicking on anything else and let the program download iOS 8.1.3 automatically for you. Choose to Update then and wait till the firmware is installed and your gadget reboots.

Step 5. After you have successfully installed the update you will find on-screen instructions on how to start using the iDevice.

Method 2. iOS 8.1.3 OTA Update


Step 1. This upgrade can take from a few minutes to about an hour so users should plug in their gadgets to avoid battery drain before the installation is over.

Step 2. Use Wi-Fi connection as cellular connection can be pretty expensive for the download.

Step 3. Launch Settings on the iPhone.

Step 4. Click on General menu.

Step 5. Select Software Update menu.

Step 6. When your system informs you that it can update to iOS 8.1.3 allow it doing so by clicking on Download.

Step 7. Click on Install after the file has been downloaded.

Step 8. That’s it. You should be running iOS 8.1.3 once everything is completed.

P.S. Before you install anything you should better backup your iPhone or other device through iCloud or iTunes.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

How to Change iPhone Alarm Snooze Time on iOS 8 [Jailbreak Tweak]

It is possible to choose your personal snooze time for every alarm you have even if you are on the iOS 8 iPhone 6 or any other model. Once you jailbreak your gadget iPhone alarm adjust for Snooze becomes available since Cydia store has solutions for different situations, including ours.

The tweak you might like to download is called Sleeper. It is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. Follow the instruction and learn what you can do with this tool.

How to Change iPhone Alarm Snooze Time


Step 1. After you install the iOS 8 jailbreak tweak from Cydia you will find a new option right in your Clock application.

Step 2. Select an alarm you wish to customize and find a new toggle just below Snooze. It has been installed with your tweak. Remember to toggle on your Snooze otherwise you will not see the new feature added.



Step 3. You can edit alarms and add new ones, and with the tweak you can click on Snooze Time menu and find a new page where it is possible to set Snooze time on iOS 8 firmware by selecting seconds, minutes or hours.


Step 4. If you wish to reset the time you have to click on Reset Default option.

Step 5. After you set your Snooze time and saved the alarm, you will just have to snooze it when it rings and the snoozing time will be set to the custom you have selected.

The tool is useful for users who have a lot of alarms set.

Sleeper is an interesting tweak for iPhone owners who like to sleep in the mornings but don’t want to be late to work or somewhere else.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

How to Hide iOS 8 Contacts on My iPhone [Favorites and Recents]

iOS 8 iPhone has a lot of tips and tricks you can use to improve your everyday smartphone use. Some users do not like it when they get fast access to their recent and favorite contacts in the multitasking tray also know as the app switcher. It is possible to hide contacts on iOS 8 in this tray and disable iPhone favorites and recents this way.

In order to disable iPhone recents and turn off this feature you should follow a simple instruction. It works on all models that support iOS 8 firmware version, including the most recent iPhone 6 and 6 Plus which are the most popular gadgets in Apple line of devices right now.



How to Hide Contacts on My iPhone in iOS 8 App Switcher

Note: Here is how to delete duplicate contacts on iOS 8 smartphone.

Step 1. The recent / favorite contacts can be hidden from the multitasking tray by one or both at once. All the adjustments can be done in your Settings so launch it.

Step 2. You should keep scrolling down until you find the menu called Mail, Contacts, Calendar.

Step 3. When you are inside the menu, continue scrolling and click on Contacts – Show in App Switcher.

Step 4. Once you are inside this sub-menu you can play with toggles and enable / disable iPhone Recents and Phone Favorites. Do what you like and get back to your Home screen.


You have successfully hiden the contacts from your app switcher and they will be no longer visinger when you open the multitasking tray.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

How to Stop Receiving iPhone Calls on iPad [iOS 8 Instruction]

iOS 8 users who share their iCloud account with family members can become annoyed with one thing. If you also wish to stop receiving iPhone calls on iPad [users who share the same account get phone calls each time another member of the family receives the call] you can follow the instruction and stop getting others phone calls.


It’s actually a fun feature Apple introduced in 2014. Still, in 2015 you might like to learn how to stop iPhone calls from ringing on iPad and other iDevices. The thing usually happens when you are on the same WiFi network and signed in to the same account on iCloud.

How to Stop iPhone Calls on iPad on iOS 8


Step 1. Go to Settings app on your tablet device. This is where most adjustments can be done.

Step 2. Find FaceTime option. You have to scroll down to locate it.

Step 3. Do you see the toggle for iPhone Cellular Calls? Turn it off.



Step 4. The feature will be disabled and you will not longer get someone else’s phone calls on your iPad.

The same process can be repeated on the iPhone. There is nothing to panic about. Everything is simple and fast.

It is possible to turn off the option for all gadgets or disable it individually on each device that you don’t want to receive iOS 8 iPhone phone calls.

P.S. You might also be interested to learn how to record FaceTime calls on iPhone or record iPhone calls on Mac without jailbreak.