Browsing Archive July, 2015

How to Report iOS 9 Beta Bugs to Apple

Are you participating in iOS 9 public beta testing program? If so you might want to learn how to send your iOS 9 beta feedback to Apple and help the company improve its next mobile firmware version for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This next release might support both iPod touch 5G and the newest iPod touch 6th generation that was launched in the middle of July.

Follow our instruction and you’ll learn how to also report iOS 9 bugs to Apple. All testing versions always have issues and problems that have to be fixed by the time the software becomes public. Actually, Apple allowed public testing its firmware for the first time in hopes to make it better and smooth.

How to Report iOS 9 Beta Bugs

Step 1. All users who have updated to iOS 9 beta 3 or iOS 9 public beta version get a couple of new tools on their gadgets.

Step 2. Take your iPhone or other device that is running this firmware version 9 and find Feedback Assistant app.

Step 3. Whenever you come across a bug or problem that requires Apple’s attention you need to create a screenshot [it’s great if you can do this].

Step 4. Now, when you have the screenshot you can launch Feedback tool. You might be asked to provide your Apple ID / password to use it. That’s ok.

Step 5. You should fill out the form you’ll see and attach the screenshot or ever create a video of the issue [option ‘Add image or video’ is available at the form’s bottom]. Be as detailed as possible and describe the bug, issue or problem the best way you can, if you can identify the type of bug this will be awesome.

iOS 9 Beta Feedback

Step 6. Click on Submit.

Step 7. That’s it. You have successfully sent your report to Apple.

Hopefully the next iOS 9 will have less bugs than iOS 8.


TaiG Jailbreak Updated to 2.4.3 to Optimize iOS 8.4 Jailbreaking Process

TaiG was the first iOS 8.1.3 jailbreak released this year. The group of Chinese hackers found exploits and managed to jailbreak all current iOS 8 versions including the latest iOS 8.4 update. There were a lot of different problems and bugs users came across while trying to untether their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with this tool, still TaiG jailbreak update versions helped to fix a lot of bugs.

Luckily you can already fix TaiG jailbreak getting stuck at 30 and 40% as well as address the issue when TaiG gets frozen at 60% and the process never completed. A lot of users were frustrated because they couldn’t successfully use this program when it was just released. Now there are numerous updates that are fixing everything.

If you are looking forward to iOS 8.4 jailbreak with TaiG you can follow our instructions on how to use Windows TaiG version on Mac and jailbreak iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 platforms. Besides, you can already download TaiG 2.4.3 version which is the latest upgrade of this utility.

According to the group of hackers, this newest release optimizes the whole process. If you are already jailbroken you don’t need this update at all because it only offers further optimization but doesn’t solve any previous problems and bugs. New users who are only planning the jailbreak will better download TaiG version 2.4.3 and use it in order to avoid all possible issues.

You probably already know that Apple has finally updated its line of iPod touch. The new sixth generation device can be also jailbroken with TaiG because all new colorful iPod touch 6G models come with preinstalled iOS 8.4 software version.

At the same time, TaiG is only working on Windows. If you are on Mac and afraid to use Windows virtual machine you are advised to download PP Jailbreak that supports OS X platform.


E-Sim Release Date Is Settled By Apple In The Fall Of 2016

Recent reports say that Apple e Sim release date may coincide with the day of company’s next iPhone launch. Maybe the wireless industry’s biggest fear is that someday mobile customers could desire to switch service without changing their SIM card is really coming true. Regarding the fact that from year to year technologies allow users to easily change carrier, such companies as Apple, Samsung and others now cooperate with the mobile standards organization GSMA to develop electronic SIM cards for consumer devices.

According to reports Apple and Samsung are in talks with mobile telecom groups on a standardized embedded SIM card for consumer devices, the so-called e-SIM.

The Apple custom SIM card, allows iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 owners switch service between AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint in the US, and EE in the United Kingdom, just using the Settings app.

On the downside, carriers can still put some limitations. So, for instance, if you pick an AT&T service on your iPad it will lock the Apple SIM to that network.

Apple e sim release date

Considering that e SIM should provide similar features like the Apple SIM, also the emerging standard is not expected to replace the iPhone SIM card. E-SIMs will free up compatible devices from carriers’ limitations. Rather than being locked to a carrier network, an embedded SIM would allow one to sign up for a wireless service right on one’s device, and switch carrier instantly.

So we can say that Apple e Sim release date is expected to be launched with an ‘iPhone 7′ in the fall of 2016. Networks expected to support the common e SIM architecture include AT&T, Hutchison Whampoa, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone.

Currently it is still unclear whether the e SIM standard is an actual card that must be inserted into a tray or a set of technological guidelines. In case e SIM will be developed in the way that it won’t require the physical card, evidently a tray will become unneeded thing. So smartphone engineer could use this space to gain more new features or make mobile devices thinner.


Siri Charge iPhone Request Will Call the Police

Do you know what happens if you ever ask Siri to charge iPhone? Sometimes you could be desperately searching for the charger because your iPhone battery is dying. Never, never, never call out for help if you are thinking about asking Siri to complete this task. Apple personal assistant has a different idea what iPhone charging is for and this is not the first confusion caused [Siri Russian language support also causes issues].

Instead of looking for chargers and helping you to extend your battery life your iOS assistant will call the police. If this happens you can only stop it within the 5 seconds. If you are late you might be in trouble for a while.

Why could it happen? It is unclear why Siri personal assistant would call the police when you give it the following command ‘charge my phone’ or ‘Siri charge iPhone 100 percent.’ What triggers the iOS helper to call and not charge – there are no explanations yet. You still can cancel the call if you are fast enough because such pranks are not fun at all.

Some experts think that this is some kind of iOS 8 bug Apple could potentially fix. Others believe this might be a hidden feature that gives an opportunity to call the police in secret and not attract attention.

Still when it comes to iOS 8 options Apple usually announces everything to users. Such a hidden feature could cause false calls and this is not what the company would be appreciated for. It’s most likely an issue in the software code that needs fix.

Anyone who wants to try and repeat this unusual experiment just needs to make sure to cancel the phone call as soon as Siri starts calling the police. You don’t want to be in trouble with law, do you? What you think about such Siri charge iPhone request problem?


iPod Touch 6 Jailbreak Available for Newest Apple Device

Apple released the new iPod touch 6th generation device in July. This device got major update compared to the previous model 5G. For example, it features A8 chipsent, 8 MP camera and 1GB RAM. Besides iPod touch 6 jailbreak is already available to customers who get to purchase the new gadget right after its launch.

You should know that the A8 chip is present in the latest smartphones offered by the Cupertino-based company, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6. Thus the new iPod touch 6G can run the same iOS 8.4 firmware version and use the same tricks handset owners know about.

You can jailbreak iPod touch 6 generation with PP and TaiG jailbreak tools. It is possible to jailbreak iOS 8.4 mobile operating system on Mac with PP Jailbreak. If you are using Windows PC you can use either PP or TaiG iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 jailbreak utility. Both versions work on such personal computers however TaiG supports only Windows at the moment.

Apple sells the colorful iPod touch 6 with iOS 8 preinstalled on it. In other words, you can buy your new device, download TaiG or PP program [depending on the software you have] and jailbreak right ahead.

There are some drawbacks of this. Since iPod touch has just been launched not all developers updated their jailbreak tweaks to support this model. It could take them a while to offer applications and tricks you can use to customize your 6th gen device and make it more personal. We are sure that the wait won’t be that long but it’s always nicer when you can get everything at once – jailbreak and run different fun applications on the device. What do you think about this?


How to Use Hidden iOS 8.4 Spock Emoji [No Jailbreak Needed on iPhone]

Are you a fan of using emojis in messages and emails? Apple offers iOS 8.4 download links along with new 8.4 features but the company still has secrets in this platform. If you wish to find hidden iOS 8 emojis there is a walkthrough below which doesn’t even need the jailbreak.

When Apple presented iOS 8.3 and later iOS 8.4 it updated some options for its customers. Hackers from China were quick to release iOS 8.3 untether jailbreak and upgrade it to support the next firmware version. Still there is no need to jailbreak if you only want to unlock secret emoji iOS 8.4 on your handset or tablet device.

Hidden Spock Emoji Unlock Instruction

Step 1. Fans of Spock emoji should be glad that both iOS 8.4 – 8.3 support this famous character. A lot of users enjoy using it now and you can also get access to this fun feature since Apple created both mobile platforms supporting it but it’s hidden.

Step 2. You need to visit one Twitter page: where you are able to long press on the Vulcan salute Spock emoji and copy it [remember to do this from your iOS 8.3 or 8.4 iPhone / iPad].

Step 3. Launch Settings app and go to General – Keyboard where you can choose Shortcuts right after you copied the emoji.

Step 4. Click on Plus option in order to add the new shortcut and paste the icon into Phrase.

Step 5. Use Llap as a shortcut [simply add it and save].

Unlock Hidden iOS 8.4 Spock Emoji

Step 6. That’s it! Now when you are typing a message through QuickType keyboard to your friend you can also type Llap phrase and it will turn into the Spock emoji on iOS 8.3 and 8.4 firmwares.

Step 7. Make sure you send the hidden Spock emoji to users with Mac OS X version 10.10.3 and later or iOS 8.3, 8.4 because other people won’t see it.

iOS 8.4 Spock Emoji Unlock

Have you tried adding the hidden emoji to your messages yet?


Free Quick Reply Tweak Cydia Updated to iOS 8.4

iOS 8.4 is the most recent Apple mobile firmware released for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in July. Fans of untethering can easily jailbreak iOS 8.4 using two programs: TaiG for Windows and PP Jailbreak for Mac computers. The process is simple and most known bugs are fixed by now. If you are jailbroken you can download and use iOS 8.4 quick reply tweak we’ll describe below.

There are a lot of different programs you can use but it’s always better if you can find a free quick reply tweak Cydia such as Couria. It is available on the BigBoss repository at no additional cost and it brings the most wanted feature to your iDevice.

How to Use Quick Compose iOS 8.4 Cydia Tweak [with Quick Reply]

Step 1. Download Couria from BigBoss on Cydia and install the tweak on a jailbroken iOS 8.4 smartphone.

Step 2. You should enable the tweak in Settings by toggling it on.

Step 3. It is also important to turn on authentication. You’ll be asked to either use Touch ID or enter your passcode in order to view conversations and quick reply to your messates.

Step 4. When you receive a text message and see the notification banner about it you can swipe down the banner and see the conversation. You can also compose messages using Activator gesture – there is no need to be in Messages program at the moment because you are able to choose the recipient from your contacts or enter the contact manually.

Step 5. If you’d like to customize the jailbreak tweak it is possible to do this by changing different themes and bubble colors.

According to users who tested this Cydia app it runs without problems. If you want to find an alternative to biteSMS and similar programs, try to use Couria.

What do you think about this program? Is it useful?


iPod Touch 6G 2015 Release Brings More Storage and Other Improvements

Apple brings a new gadget to the fans of its iDevices. New iPod touch 6G release date in July caught a lot of customers by surprise. The famous company introduced a refreshed iPod touch 6 generation with big changes.

This gadget is available on the Apple Store which went down before the launch. This happens to a lot of other gadgets that cause the store outage for a while. Firstly, the new iPod touch 6G comes with A8 chipset. This is wonderful because the previous iPod touch 6G can only boast the A5 chip. It’s new ‘brother’ got the 64-bit dual-core processor and a lot of other improvements. Secondly, it has the co-processor that can track your walks, steps and elevation.

What else the new iPod touch 2015 includes? Apple updated it to have the 8MP camera [just like on the iPad Air 2] and 1GB of RAM. The bigger storage will also make users much happier as well as great WiFi connection that is very fast compared to what previous models offer.

Just like the 5-gen version, new iPod touch 6 gets the same 4-inch screen size and resolution of 1136 x 640 [you can jailbreak iOS 8.4 iPod touch using PP Jailbreak for Mac]. This hasn’t been changed by Apple. Still its new rear camera can record videos at 120fps and use burst mode to take images of the same resolution but more pixels. This means the new quality of photos.

According to the iOS giant, its new iPod touch release will interest a lot of users because it can fully charge in four hours [at the same time it can reach 80% of charging in just two hours]. Isn’t it wonderful?

The Apple Store has four variants of its iPod touch sixth generation. One is the 16GB model and the other one is 32GB version. You’ll have to pay $199 for the smaller storage space and $249 for better option. The company also released the 64GB and 128GB versions priced at $299 and $399 respectively.

The gadget comes in six colors, including blue, gold, gray, pink, red and silver.


iPhone 6S A9 Chip Production Started by TSMC and Samsung

It is reported that the production of A9 chips for iPhone 6S and 6S Plus has begun [the company should release two new models in the fall]. The next devices will run iOS 9 [if you updated to this beta firmware by accident you can download iOS 9 to iOS 8.4] and get a faster and improved A9 processor.

According to news, the Cupertino-based giant is still working with TSMC and Samsung Electronics companies when producing the chips for its future smartphones. It tried to find replacement for Samsung but hasn’t succeeded yet and thus this firm continues to make chipsets for popular iOS devices.

The source that mentions iPhone 6S A9 chip production start is unknown. These might be rumors but we all know that a lot of rumors regarding Apple devices often turn to be true. If the companies really began the mass production of Apple A9 processor – this means we’ll see the new line of ‘fruit’ handsets in 2015 just as promised and expected by a lot of analysts.

Apple updates its iPhones every year. Beginning with iPhone 5c and iPhone 5S launch it started to release two models a year. Last fall the company introduced iPhone 6 and even bigger iPhone 6 Plus. This year it is expected to launch iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus [also dubbed as iPhone 7].

As report also mentions, Apple made Samsung to change its new chip’s mask patterns. This took some time and the new modification is already being used for mass production of iOS chipsets. The TSMC company is believed to just create new processors based on 16nm FinFET used in the 4th quarter.

If this is true Samsung is major Apple’s supplier for iPhone 7 processors. Such information was already revealed earlier and thus it seems to match the previous predictions.

This year’s iPhones will have more features than iPhone 6 Plus / iPhone 6. They might get Force Touch option, new apps and improved options.


How to Downgrade Cydia Tweaks on iOS 8.3 and 8.4 [Instruction]

Great news! iOS 8.4 jailbreak tweak downgrade option is available to all iDevice users who are jailbroken with TaiG or PP Jailbreak [these are the only tools released for iOS 8.1.3 – 8.4 firmwares]. The creator of the unofficial store with tweaks, Cydia, released a new version which you can install in order to get back to your old packages.

We’ll explain how to downgrade jailbreak tweak in Cydia using its latest version. This can be done thanks to the changes brought to this store which is not ‘root’ any longer. The improvement allows installing the older version of the package you are using if it is available in repositories.

How to Downgrade Cydia Tweaks in Cydia

Step 1. Download Cydia 1.1.23 and this is the version that will allow you downgrading your tweaks. Why would you need such a thing? Some apps after upgrade become buggy and problematic. The only way to fix such issues is to return to the previous stable version, isn’t it?

Step 2. Open Cydia package.

Step 3. You should now launch the jailbreak tweak you want to downgrade.

Step 4. Look at the right upper corner and select Modify menu.

Step 5. Click on Downgrade option. It will appear in Modify only if there is an older version of the package in the repo [the one you are trying to downgrade].

Step 6. If there are a couple of older versions available you should select the one you want to install.

Step 7. You should Confirm your decision.

Step 8. The package you have chosen will now download.

Step 9. If you are asked to respring you should do so.

Step 10. Enjoy using the previous package.

We hope that our short how to downgrade Cydia apps guide was useful. The new feature is truly unique and must-have for all jailbroken iDevice owners.