Tag Archives: iPod Touch

How to downgrade iOS and restore your iPhone from a backup

iPhoneIconXIf you have installed a new version of iOS, or have otherwise modified your iPhone or iPad and are now running into problems that you cannot seem to overcome, then a quick fix is to restore your phone to a recent backup. These issues may especially happen if you have installed test versions of iOS from Apple, such as a public or developer beta of the latest versions of iOS. While you may wish to simply downgrade your iPhone or iPad, unfortunately Apple provides no utility for this. Therefore, your only approach is to use a backup of your device that you made before upgrading or modifying your device, so hopefully you created one before upgrading or modifying your device. Continue reading

Five reasons to avoid installing iOS 8 right away

iOS8IconXApple’s long-anticipated iOS 8 upgrade will be released today, and will likely start being available for download at 10am Pacific (1pm Eastern) for all eligible iDevices, which are the iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, and 5C, the iPad 2, 3, 4, Air and Mini models, and the 5th generation iPod touch. If you have one of these devices, and have properly prepared it for the upgrade, then you are only left with the notion of whether or not you should upgrade right away. For the most part, the answer to this will be a resounding yes, but there are a few considerations you might take before jumping right in. Continue reading

How to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS 8

iOS8IconXApple has announced iOS 8 will be released on September 17, and as with prior iOS updates it will appear as a notice on your iPhone (models 4S, 5, 5S, or 5C), iPad (models 2, 3, 4, including the Air, and all versions of the Mini), or iPod Touch (5th generation only) that will instruct you to download and install the new software; however, before you do, be sure your various iDevices and their contents are backed up, and are otherwise prepared for the update. Continue reading