Browsing Archive April, 2016

Does Apple Sign iOS 9.3 for iPhone Downgrade from iOS 9.3.1 or Not?

Users who like to jailbreak their iPhone and iPad models are always careful when it comes to new Apple firmware releases. Why? They simply wish to stay jailbroken and this is not possible with every other update. iOS 9.3 signing status [any iOS signing state] is something to consider when it comes to downgrading or jailbreaking.

Can you downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to 9.3? Some users who have installed iOS 9.3.1 might wish to get back to the previous firmware version since there are more chances there would be new jailbreak that supports earlier release. iOS 9.3 jailbreak status is still not available because there is no possibility to untether this version. In other words, even if you are running iOS 9.3 on your iPhone or iPad you cannot jailbreak it.

Downgrade iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.3 Status iOS 9.3 Jailbreak

You cannot downgrade from iOS 9.3.1 to iOS 9.3 as well because Apple stopped signing iOS 9.3. You can check this status by visiting IPSW.me site. If you still try to downgrade in hope to bypass this status you will get an error and will fail to successfully downgrade unless your firmware version is still signed by the ‘fruit’ giant which supports some recent updates that mean to fix iOS 9.3 issues and bugs on some iDevices. By the way, Pangu jailbreak only supports firmwares up to iOS 9.1 right now.

The Cupertino-based giant always stops signing older platforms and it likes to prevent users from downgrading. Jailbreak is one of the reasons why it happens because Apple is against of jailbreaking while it doesn’t let users to fully customize their iPhone or iPad in other way. There are many jailbreak tweaks that bring additional features to ‘fruit’ gadgets and this is why many people prefer jailbreaking if there is such a possibility.

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New iOS 9.3.2 Beta Update Offered by Apple: Looking for New Features?

Are you looking for the next iOS 9.3.2 features? The ‘fruit’ giant continues its work on iOS 9.3 update since the original iOS 9.3 was too buggy and contained a big number of problems. The company had to present iOS 9.3.1 public version and while most users are exploring all the options it continues the work on the future release.

iOS 9.3.2 beta download is offered to both developers and public beta testers. If you are a part of Apple Public Beta Program you can install iOS 9.3.2 beta 1 through OTA-update or get direct links that are available to registered developers through Apple Dev Center.

iOS 9.3.2 Beta 1 Release Download

With this recent update devs get a chance to test their programs and prepare future updates for applications and tweaks. Ordinary users are advised to stay away from iOS 9.3.2 beta release and wait till this operating system becomes public. All the new iOS 9.3.2 features can be discovered and shared by developers so there is no need to install possibly buggy update with more errors than were present in iOS 9.3 and 9.3.1.

It was only two weeks ago when the Cupertino-based giant presented iOS 9.3 with features such as Night Shift mode and Verizon WiFi call support. Users came across Activation Lock bug, had problems with Safari links and other issues.

You can secure Notes app and enjoy other improvements once you download 9.3 or 9.3.1 version. Still it’s better when developers and public beta testers explore 9.3.2 and report all the problems to Apple.

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Clear Cache on iPhone 6s Using 3D Touch Option

Users who have iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus with 3D Touch support can jailbreak iOS 9 – 9.1 firmware version and install a jailbreak tweak that helps you to clear app cache on iPhone. This is simple to do with the tweak which is not available to newer iOS 9.3 or 9.2.

It’s important to clear cache once in a while. These files are stored on the smartphone and if you are using many applications and playing games every day you should learn how to clear cache on iPhone in the simplest way possible.

How to Clear App Cache on iPhone 6s with 3D Touch

Jailbroken users can access Cydia store and download different tweaks to customize their device, improve and simplify everyday tasks and do other things quicker and easier. You can take a look at the jailbreak tweak called Lautus. It takes advantage of 3D Touch feature and helps clearing files with a single click.

How to Clear App Cache on iPhone 6s

Step 1. Download Lautus tweak which is available for free on BigBoss repository.

Step 2. Once you installed the tweak you should 3D Touch the application and use the shortcut menu.

Step 3. You will see Clear Cache option. Click on it and your app cache would be deleted.

Step 4. The tweak supports all App Store applications.

If you are not jailbroken you cannot clear your cache files this easily. There is no such a built-in feature in iOS 9. Luckily you can get more options than ordinary iOS 9 users because you have a jailbroken handset.

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You Can Install WatchOS 2.2.1 Beta 1 on Apple Watch

Apple has updated some of its software versions. iPhone users (mostly devs and public beta testers) can test watchOS 2.2.1 beta release along with iOS 9.3.1 beta 1 that was recently seeded to them by the ‘fruit’ giant.

You can install watchOS 2.2.1 beta 1 if you have already updated to new iOS 9.3.1 beta. Earlier phone mobile systems do not support this smartwatch software release. Previous watchOS 2.2 version that is available to public arrives with new features. For example, it supports different smartwatch gadgets paired to the same iPhone.

Install watchOS 2.2.1 Beta 1

Does 2.2.1 beta offer any new options or updates? Developers and public beta testers can follow a simple guide in order to update to watchOS 2.2.1 beta 1. Please note that you can only upgrade if you are running newer iPhone firmware.

Step 1. Launch you Watch app and perform the following task.

Step 2. Go to General menu.

Step 3. Select Software Update and install the newest beta.

This shouldn’t take much time if taking into consideration that you are already running iOS 9.3.1 beta 1 and not iOS 9.3 public firmware. Remember that both software updates are meant for developers and public beta testers and not ordinary iPhone and Apple Watch users.

Make sure you have enough battery life on your smartwatch before you start installation. According to experts, the new software should improve some behind-the-scenes problems and offer minor fixes.

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Compare iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s via Durability Test

Can the two latest Apple smartphone compete with each other? Look at iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s and you’ll know which model is better to purchase. Take into consideration your personal desires as smaller / bigger screen and number of unique features can play big difference. Can’t it?

If you get a quick look at both iPhones you might think that the 4-inch model is a great replacement for iPhone 6s however iPhone 6s and iPhone SE durability test shows that the more expensive model is better to get when it comes to various obstacles and life situations.

iPhone SE vs iPhone 6s Durability Test

When there was knife / hammer test performed on iPhone SE screen it turned out that this display is better than other screens Apple produces. However if you drop, dunk in water, throw or bend your handset you will notice how easily it will ‘die.’

If you need a durable handset with multiple options you should pay attention to iPhone 6s running iOS 9.3 or other firmware version. If you ever drop your iPhone Se into water it would be bricked within a minute or two. You might lose audio support at first and get a brick in your hands. At the same time the iPhone 6s can survive deep in the water for much longer in case you ever drop it.

Thrown or dropped iPhone Se will get numerous scuffs on the frame. The iPhone 6s would get less damage if you drop it. In other words, there is a reason why Apple’s 6s line is more expensive than iPhone SE. It is more durable than cheaper gadget.

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Users Get Apple Maps with Transit Data Support in Montreal

Are you enjoying Apple Maps transit data on your iPhone? This is a great way to get bus / subway routes right on the smartphone. Apple is working on its program and improving Maps along with other products it offers to users.
Apple Maps transit data Montreal is the latest addition to the iOS app. This time you can get details for routs in Canada’s second biggest city. Apple is cooperating with local transport agency STM and offers the most accurate information to visitors and local citizens.

The Apple Maps Montreal update brings bus routes from Societe de transport de Montreal. It covers various areas in Montreal. For example, you can get bus and subway routes in Laval, Brossard, Blainville, Repentigny, Saint-Lambert, Boucherville and other suburbs. You get details for both greater ares and main island.

iOS 9 Maps Transit Data Montreal Canada Support

This is not the first Canadian city supported by Maps. Nearly a year ago the ‘fruit’ giant presented transit information for another city Toronto. The company also brought support for some smaller cities and included Ontario on the list.

iPhone users can get transit information for different cities and travel easier when they are in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles and other U.S. cities. They can also get Maps transit data in Mexico, Australia, China, Germany and England.

While Maps are getting better Apple has to fix numerous bugs with iOS 9.3 and 9.3.1. Both firmware updates contained errors and problems. The ‘fruit’ giant is presenting fixes as soon as it can however users keep complaining about new troubles. Hopefully all bugs would be soon solved.

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Learn How to Leave YouTube Audio Playing in Background on iPhone

A lot of iPhone users like to watch YouTube and often prefer leaving music playing in the background [learn more about YouTube Picture in Picture iOS 9 mode]. It is possible to stream YouTube audio on iPhone without ads? Everything is possible if you know some simple tips and tricks. This is easy to do and you’ll enjoy your favorite music on-the-go.

Here is how to leave YouTube playing on iPhone and make audio ad-free. You can surely stream videos however this eats up you iOS 9 battery life much faster if you choose audio only. There is a cool application called VOX. It is mostly available at $3.99 however don’t hurry to pay for it and this program is often offered for free. So take a chance and download it at no cost when there is a deal.

VOX iPhone Music App Stream YouTube Songs Background

Thanks to VOX you can stream YouTube songs in the background on your iPhone or iPad [jailbroken user can take a look at ProTube 2 Cydia tweak for music streaming]. This program has vertical swipe gestures support. Just swipe down when you need to do anything. Add YouTube songs to VOS library – home screen – by swiping left to see Add to Library option.

You can play your songs or YouTube music on iPhone. Having songs in the background is nice if you don’t use iTunes on-the-go. It is impossible to download songs if you are offline. You can plays songs from both YouTube and SoundCloud.

Search iTunes or App Store for free VOX application for iPhone [right now it is available to download free of charge] and enjoy listening to multiple songs and tunes right from YouTube.

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OS X 10.11.14 Software Points to Future MaOS Launch

We might see new MacOS pretty soon. Apple is believed to be working on this major upgrade [the next iPhone 7 should arrive in the fall]. Mac users are all familiar with OS X platform however there are some interesting hints in OS X 10.11.4 version that point to software rename.

The version OS X 10.11.14 could become macOS in the future. Experts who explored the framework files are sure that the new name would be soon offered by Apple. There is one interface file which gives a hint about macOS nomenclature.

MacOS News Apple 2016 Plans

When could the Cupertino-based giant introduce macOS to users? We don’t know what exactly is planned by the ‘fruit’ company and when it would present such major update. It could happen only in the fall as such big changes are often introduced after summer is over. Learn what to expect from Apple in 2016 and find out more about upcoming gadgets.

Apple likes to test beta firmwares once new mobile firmware and computer software are presented to developers and public beta testers. This usually happens during WWDC and this conference takes place in June. The upcoming 2016 event should unveil new iOS 10 and next Mac operating system.

It could be real. Apple calls its mobile firmware iOS. Its Apple TV software is called tvOS. Smartwatch users are offered watchOS. Having OS X on computers doesn’t sound like all other platform names. It makes more sense to call it macOS. It could be next OS X 10.12 that would be renamed. Why not?

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Can I Downgrade from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1 and Avoid Bugs?

Apple released iOS 9.3 with multiple errors, bugs and problems. Many iPhone and iPad users would like to downgrade iOS 9.3 to 9.2.1 and avoid all those issues. Is it still possible for you to revert back to the previous mobile firmware?

Well, you should hear the latest news about iOS 9.2.1 signing status. The ‘fruit’ company always stops signing previous versions of its mobile operating system soon after the upgrade. The latest iOS 9.3 was launched this spring. Less than 3 weeks after the public launch and numerous reports of Safari bugs, Activation lock issue and other problems Apple changes iOS 9.2.1 signing status.

Downgrade OS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1 Is It Possible

Can I downgrade from iOS 9.3 to iOS 9.2.1? The answer is ‘no’ – you are no longer eligible for this process because Apple stopped signing the previous firmware version. In other words if you have installed iOS 9.3 and experience issues you cannot downgrade and solve them right away [you can download iOS 9.3.1 update with some fixes]. You are now forced to wait until Apple releases fixes to all the known bugs. This could take some time so be patient.

If you visit IPSW.me site you’ll see that iOS 9.2.1 is not signed by Apple. This is the website that always knows what versions are approved and what are not longer signed. It’s a fast way to get the trusted information about iPhone and iPad software.

Both iOS 9.2.1 or iOS 9.3 are non jailbreakable at the moment. Only earlier versions starting with iOS 9.1 and down can be jailbroken with Pangu tool. If you are running iOS 9.2.1 you are advise to update to iOS 9.3 once all the issues are fixed.

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Cool iOS 9 Control Center Tweak That Enables More Toggles

Are you searching for new and fun iOS Control Center jailbreak tweak? If you are running iOS 9.1 or older iOS 9 firmware version you can take a look at the free jailbreak application that enables some interesting iOS Contron Center toggles after you jailbreak iOS 9.1 with Pangu. Would you like to learn more?

The tweak adds WatchOS-inspired toggles to your iPhone Control Center. You’ll get colored toggles and everything is at no additional cost because you can download the tweak for free. It is called Cream and you can find this addition to a jailbroken iPhone on BigBoss repo on Cydia store.

Colorful Toggles Control Center iOS 9 iPhone Jailbreak Tweak

Unfortunately users who have installed iOS 9.3 or iOS 9.2 that cannot be jailbroken are not able to use Cream or any other Cydia tweaks. Once you install Cream on your iPhone you will notice how attractive your Control Center becomes. It gets various colors for toggles and you are the one who chooses the default or bright color to use.

Color toggles for Polus, FlipControlCenter and enjoy bright green, red, blue, pink toggles. This is a simpler way to know if the toggle is on or off since the color can tell you the state of the option. Remember to adjust the jailbreak tweak’s settings and turn it on.

Use the color picker to change colors or enter the hexadecimal color’s code. To do so you should click on ‘#’ option presented on the color picker. Change the style of iOS 9 Control Center and stay unique and creative.

Colorize toggles with Cream and make your iPhone bright and cute-looking.

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