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In September this year, Apple announced its two revolutionary models of iPhone, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. And it might confuse several consumers like me. Which one is better? Business Insider editor Jay Yarow and his colleagues got the chance to get iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and used it for two months or so. And he got the conclusion that, iPhone 6 Plus is the best phone he’s owned for a mile. And he highly recommend people to buy iPhone 6 Plus. If you missed the Black Friday sales, and you still have plan to get one on Christmas deals, you may take a look at this article.

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According to Jay, he loves the new iPhone 6 Plus due to the following reasons.

1. He loves the bigger screen. 

He made a perfect example to explain this. It’s similar with TV, no one ever regrets buying a bigger TV. And he even sold his old iPad mini and he hadn’t missed it that much.

2. The bigger phone doesn’t bring much trouble to him.

He also pointed out that the reason why people are unsure of which phone to buy is that they are getting used to the 4 inch phone and thought the 5.5 inch one might be too big. He referred to many other iPhone 6 Plus users and no matter they are men or women, they all put thumbs up to the bigger iPhone 6 Plus. And no one regretted to get the bigger phone till now. The new bigger phone sometimes let him feel tight in his jeans, but he takes it out a lot to use it and he also takes out his wallet when he takes seats. So it’s not that much trouble as people thought. Besides, iPhone 6 is also 0.7 inches bigger than iPhone 5S and its ancestors, so why not go bigger?

3. The better battery life.

According to Jay, if he only use the phone a light amount, he will get 48 hours of battery off a full charge. And if he use it heavily, he gets 36 hours. And he also shares a secret to save battery life, that is to keep the phone in “do not disturb” mode at all times to stop it from popping up notifications on the screen.

Here are what Apple provides in iPhone 6 Plus which is better than iPhone 6. 

iPhone 6 Plus has 5.5 inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology, 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi, 1300:1 contrast ratio (typical), and Optical image stabilization. Its talk time is up to 24 hours on 3G,  and the standby time is up to 16 days (384 hours). And internet usage takes up to 12 hours on 3G, up to 12 hours on LTE, and up to 12 hours on Wi‑Fi. The video playback takes up to 14 hours. And audio playback takes up to 80 hours.

And at last,  iPhone 6 is good phone, but if you want to be happier in the long run, iPhone 6 Plus is a better choice. You will not regret to get it due to its bigger screen, and longer battery life.

How to Downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1

November 21st, 2014 | Posted by JulieJ in iPhone - (0 Comments)

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In this “where there is a need, there is a video” time, you can find any guides and tutorials from YouTube. Here comes out a video tutorial to show you how to downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1. Accidentally update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.1 and want to downgrade to iOS 8.1? Here you can find the solution. And you must also bear in mind that this is only a temporarily solution since Apple may stop signing the iOS 8.1 firmware anytime.

Important notifications before the downgrading

1. Please check if Apple is still signing the iOS 8.1 firmware here. If Apple Signing Status is ticked green, congratulations, you can still downgrade.

2. You’d better backup all your data in iTunes since every downgrade and upgrade may cause data lost or other worse results.

How to downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1?

1. Download relative firmware from links below from iPhoneHacks, if Apple is still signing iOS 8.1 firmware.

2. Connect your iDevice to the computer and launch iTunes.

3. Click to select the iOS device at the top right corner of iTunes.

4. Hold the Alt/Option key on the Mac or Shift Key in Windows on your keyboard and click on the Check for Update. Please don’t click Restore since it will clear all the data on your device.

5. Browse folders to select the downloaded IPSW file.

6. Click Update on the pop-up window saying that iTunes is updating to iOS 8.1. And your iDevice will restart.

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7. iTunes will then downgrade your iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1.

8. When you see the “Slide to upgrade” sign on your iDevice, you can slide and enter passcode. And then you can wait untill the downgrade process is complete.

After activate your device, you can go to Settings >> General >> About to check your iOS version.

 

 

And as we already know, after each update, Apple will stop signing the previous version shortly. So you must take your time to downgrade your device.

Check more about this issue, please refer to iphonehacks.com

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There’s bad news to iPhone 6 Plus again after the bent issue. The “Phablet”‘s rear camera doesn’t focus due to OIS problems.

Now in Apple Discussions, there are many iPhone 6 Plus users talking about the same issue. And it is said to be caused by OIS.

What is OIS? Yes you are right it’s OIS, not IOS. It stands for Optical Image Stability which is lately introduced into the new iPhone, but it apparently doesn’t help users a lot. Apple’s new OIS feature is meant to fix the blurring effect caused by hand movements when taking a photo, but it appears to be broken on some iPhone 6 Plus models.

Here’s a video taken by such a model and it makes people faint and it looks like you are watching the video under the water.

And according to the users who encountered the same issue, some of them have already got the device replaced at Apple Stores.

So if you have the same issue with your iPhone 6 Plus that you can’t take a clear picture, you can take the model right to Apple Stores to get fixed or replaced. It’s a hardware issue.

 

Here’s really  exciting news that only two weeks after the release date of iOS 8.1, here comes out the free way to jailbreak iOS 8.1. So now you can jailbreak iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2.

Please check details from the video below presented by iDownloadBlog and the easy steps under the video.

How to jailbreak iOS 8 on Windows

It’s very easy to jailbreak iOS 8.1 with a tool called Pangu for iOS 8.1.

First you need to do a few things before you start the jailbreak.

1. You have to make sure that your pass code is disabled. (Settings >> Touch ID & Passcode and turn Passcode off)

2. Disable Find My iPhone in iCloud settings.

3. Find a Windows computer or use a Windows Virtual machine, and make sure your device is recognized in iTunes on that machine.

4. And here’s another important step that you need to backup everything on your iPhone with iTunes or iFonebox, in case there comes out some accident in jailbreaking and gets your important data lost.

Now you can download the Pangu tool for iOS 8.1 on Windows. It supports to jailbreak all devices running iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, which includes iPod Touch, iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini/2/3, iPad Air/Air 2, etc.

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There are 6 steps to process but it will only take you less than 4 minutes to finish all.

1. Right click on Pangu icon on your desktop and select Run as administrator.

2. In its main interface, you can find information of your iPhone. Uncheck the only check box on the main screen.

3. Click on the little blue jailbreak button, and wait patiently.

4. If you got some message showing you Storage almost full or something on the iPhone, just click Done.

5. When the jailbreak process if completed on the Pangu tool, the iPhone will be restarted, and all you can do is to wait until it’s started.

6. When the iPhone is started, you can swipe and find the Pangu icon on the phone, and tap on it to install Cydia and other tools.

And congratulations, now you jailbreak your new iOS 8.1.

 

And here’s a note that  if you’ve got some accident in the process of jailbreak, and lost your data on the phone. Here’s some easy ways to help you get back the lost data on iPhone while jailbreaking.

 

Sometimes it’s frustrating when you lost your iPhone, or got iPhone severely damaged and unable to start again. It’s not only that you’ve lost your device, but also that you will lost all your contact, messages, call history, and valuable photos. iFonebox just got a new update which enables you to retrieve data from encrypted iTunes Backup with password.

In previous versions, iFonebox is already able to recover data from non-encrypt  iTunes Backup file, and in this update, users will be able to input iTunes backup password, and retrieve everything from the encrypted backup file. The recoverable data includes contacts, call history, messages, message attachments, calendar, camera roll, photo stream, notes, reminders, Safari bookmark, and voice memos. And in addition, users are able to transfer the retrieved contacts and notes directly back to iDevice.

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“In this update, we put a lot of effort on providing more friendly new features according to users need,  and also optimized the recovery capability and stability.” Said Anda Wu, the developer of this iOS data recovery utility.

“We are working on providing more stunning features in the next update.” concluded Anda. “And we are sure that you will in love with iFonebox because of this update, and find it a must tool in the next.”

What’s new in V 1.4.3.0?

1.Supported to transfer recovered iTunes Contacts and Notes directly to device
2.Supported to recover encrypted iTunes Backup (with password)
3.Supported to output Calendar in CSV format, & optimized the CSV format of Contacts
4.Repaired data recovery failure problem caused by backup failure
5.Repaired recovery failure problem caused by file parsing error
6.Fixed some random crash
7.Repaired the bug of device connection error
8.Optimized the extraction of recovered data, improved the accuracy of recovery
9.Optimized UI

How to update to iOS 8

September 17th, 2014 | Posted by JulieJ in iPhone 4S | iphone 5 | iPhone 5C | iPhone 5S | iPhone 6 | iPod - (0 Comments)

It is great news that iOS 8 will be available for users tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. There are a lot of new features to make the new update bigger than bigger. No matter you are an iOS 6 user or iOS 7 user, when you make your decision to update to iOS 8, you can follow the tips in the following video made by Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY. The steps are as simple as one ,two, three.

  • Just backup all your stuff in iTunes or with iFonebox by connecting to the computer;
  • Enable wifi on the iDevice, go to General >> Software Update tomorrow. The new update will be available then.
  • Download and install the update. And enjoy the new iOS 8. It will take less than a hour to download and install the new update according to the experience of updating to iOS 7 last year.

What iDevice is iOS 8 compatible with?

iOS 8 is compatible with iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad 2/ 3rd generation/ 4th generation/ Air/ mini/ mini with Retina display, and iPod touch 5th generation.

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What to expect when updating iOS 8?

It’s very easy to update to iOS 8. But you need to have enough space according to CNet Bridget Carey. You must have at lease 3 GB free space for the download and install, although iOS 8 doesn’t eat up all the storage space finally. According to the experience of updating to iOS 7, it may take up 700MB or so.  Want to know about what to expect when updating iOS 8? Here you can refer to Bridget Carey’s video.

According to the video, to release more storage space to download and install iOS 8, you can uninstall apps, and clean photos and videos. Media files like photos, videos, and audios always take up a lot of space. So the most efficient way is to backup those files elsewhere, and delete them on the device to free the space.

If you have the older products like iPhone 4S and iPad 2, you may want to avoid upgrading. Last year, some iPhone 4 users reported performance issues when they jumped up to iOS 7.

What’s new in iOS 8?

The new iOS 8 comes with a lot of new exciting features according to Apple.

  • Quickly find and edit the photos you take.
  • Add your voice right in a text message.
  • Let your health and fitness apps communicate with each other, with your trainer, and even with your doctor.
  • Apple also provided developers with deeper access and more tools.
  • You’ll have new keyboard options and even more ways to share your content.
  • And you’ll be able to use iCloud and Touch ID in ways you never have before.

Besides the above, there are many more thoughtful features like double click the home button to find not only the used apps, but also the contacts you’ve spoken to recently with their faces icons across at the top of the screen.  You could tap on their faces to quickly call or message them.  With the new iOS 8, you can easily message your location to your friends now.  With the new Siri, you can even open apps like Twitter. Regarding the iPhone NFC sensor, it is said that it will be available next month only for Apple Pay on iPhone 6 modules. Other apps can’t use the sensor to make programs to do other things.

At last, here are some tips about updating to iOS 8.

  • iOS 8 is not for all iDevice users, if you are using an older iDevice like iPhone 4S or iPad2, it’s highly recommended to keep your current iOS in case there may be some performance issues.
  • For other users with iOS 8 compatible devices, it’s a nice choice to backup all your info before the update.
  • To download and install iOS 8, you may need at lease 3 GB free space on the device although it will not take up that much after the installation. You can uninstall and delete useless apps and media files to free space for the updating.