iPhone users often complain about Safari, but many have been loathe to install and try anything else. Other iPhone users immediately discard Safari and install Chrome or some other browser simply because they find Safari not up to speed (pardon the pun.)
Now there is a definitive guide to deciding which browser - between Safari and Chrome - is best for your purposes:
Which browser is best for you is partially a matter of preference, but it also matters what other apps you use. Let’s dig into where Chrome makes more sense than Safari and vice versa.
You can get the complete guide, a breakdown of features; the good, the bad and the ugly, by clicking here.
Like magic, really. That is how some iPhone 6 users describe the way Apple engineers mysteriously fixed a problem they have been having with their device battery. Specifically, the battery would just instantly run out of power, and the phone would shut off. No warning. Just powerless.
Although some iPhone 6 users complained that Apple turned a deaf ear to their complaints, behind the scenes the company was actually working furiously on the problem. Once engineers discovered the problem, they issued a fix, via a forced update. Unfortunately, Apple didn't actually notify users they had issued a fix. To be fair, they hadn't acknowledged there was actually a problem, so why should they admit they found a solution?
Regardless, iPhone 6 users are delighted.
If an iPhone running the latest update still shuts down unexpectedly, the user will be able to restart it without reconnecting to power — much more convenient than walking around with a bricked device until they get to a power cord.
This isn't the only battery shutdown issue the iPhone 6S has faced — last year, Apple actually offered replacements for a small number of faulty devices. That flaw isn't related to the incidents being addressed by the most recent update.
You can read more about "non-problem" and the apparent fix Apple engineers devised right here.
Let us know if you've been having the same battery problem with the iPhone 6 and how the fix worked (or didn't work) for you.
Apple may have found a way to both entice traditional watch wearers and Apple Watch owners who deride the short battery life of the device. Their solution? Well, according to a recent patent filing, it appears to be a manual winding feature.
That's right - you might one day simply wind your Apple watch to keep it working.
The idea is definitely old-school, but also, tantalizingly steampunk; a classic feature making future technology work? What could possibly be cooler than that?
On Thursday, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a patent filed by Apple in August 2016. The patent application titled “Connector-free magnetic charger/winder,” describes a charging system that applies a rotational magnetic field to move an electric generator. The resultant charge could be stored in a power reservoir such as a battery cell.
You can read more about the possible mechanical update coming to Apple Watch right here.
Nobody likes spending money if they can avoid it - even those who've just spent a fortune on an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, you've probably got less cash to spare than the rest of us after settling up with Apple. Luckily there are masses of free apps on the App Store, many of which are just as good as the paid-for alternatives, enabling you to expand your device's capabilities in a myriad of exciting ways.
You can read the entire list right here, and let us know in the Comments if there are any of your favorites which were missed.
Specifically, we're referring to the 'Bacon' emoji, but bacon in any form is worth it's weight in gold. The 'Bacon' emoji is just one of 72 different emojis which are coming as part of the next update.
Apple has released a developer preview of iOS 10.2, the next update to its iPhone operating system, and it includes one highly anticipated feature.
The next version of iOS will add the 72 new emoji that were approved by the Unicode Consortium back in June 2016, as part of the Unicode 9.0 update .
These include some emoji that iPhone users have wanted for a long time, such as the shrug, the facepalm, the "feeling sick" face and the "fingers crossed" emoji.
You can read more about the new emojis (including pictures!) coming soon, right here.
With all the new about the iPhone 7 the release of iOS 10 has gone (slightly) unnoticed. For those iPhone users who will immediately upgrade to the iPhone 7 when it comes around, there are millions of others who will likely just upgrade their iOS.
Fortunately for all of those people, there is this handy tutorial for how to make that happen:
One rule of thumb: backup your device before updating. It’s not uncommon for phones to freeze up during the update, so it’s important to back up everything just before you make any big changes. Whether you use iCloud or iTunes, have the most recent backup ready in case you have to restore your device.
Get the specifics on the download/upgrade process right here.
Have you updated to iOS 9 recently? And have you also noticed your data usage has drastically increased? If so, then you might (or might not) be surprised to know those two things are related.
Part of the latest iOS 9 updated added the Wi-Fi Assist feature. On the surface this might seem like a good thing: If your phone has a bad wi-fi connection it will automatically switch to your cellular network for the very best connection. Unfortunately, this means you will incur data charges. Also, since you have no way of knowing whether the wi-fi signal is just weak, or even how weak it might be for iOS to make its decision to switch to cellular, you will be left holding the bill every month--literally.
Fortunately, savvy iPhone users have discovered how to switch this off. Apple is likely happy this information has finally been released to the public seeing as how they are facing a $5 million lawsuit from a California couple who say they feel duped by Apple as a result of the updated. Apple of course says users have always had the option of turning off Wi-Fi Assist at any time, but this is little comfort to people who received outrageous data bills from their carriers before they realized what was happening.
Here are the specifics for turning off Wi-Fi Assist and any other apps which might be draining your data without your knowledge.
Apple has a new iOS update coming which ia aimed directly at consumers. only this time, instead of a new way to collect more money for their coffers, Apple actually appears to be trying to make life a little easier (better) for iPhone users.
Essentially, the new update will help give you a more secure connection even when your cell network is lousy. It will transfer calls across a Wi-Fi network, and use encryption software to improve the connection.
This means that if you're in an area where cell reception is very limited but your phone is connected to a better-performing Wi-Fi network, you'll have the option to make the call over Wi-Fi. It's a useful addition if you happen to be in a city or neighborhood where your carrier's service is particularly slow or unreliable.
iOS 9 will also bring another new feature to the iPhone called Wi-Fi Assist. This enables your iPhone to intelligently switch between using a cellular connection or Wi-Fi depending on which service is performing faster.
we'll have to wait for the update before we can test out the new feature, but it sounds promising. You can read more about Wi-Fi Assist from this Business Insider article.
You can watch a couple videos about what to expect here and here. But the fact of the matter is that nobody will know exactly what iOS 9 will bring with it until it is released. We're expecting Apple to make the release known this week, but knowing Apple anything is possible, so just in case it might be best to expect the unexpected.
Gizmodo even has a bit of a wishlist but again, we won't know whether Apple has brought them all they wish for or just a bag of coal.
Apple knew it had a serious problem when it released iOS 8.2. Namely, folks who downloaded it not only suffered serious problems on their iPhones and iPads, but these problems seemed to grow and fester, actually causing some instability issues with the overall operation of their device.
Here's the skinny on the iOS 8.2 release:
Let’s break it down a bit further. Apple says iOS 8.2 will improve the stability of the Mail, Maps, and Music apps (particularly with iCloud playlist syncing), as well as improve VoiceOver reliability and Made for iPhone Hearing Aids. iOS 8.2 also fixes autocorrect for the last word in a quick-reply message, iCloud restoration issues involving duplicate iTunes purchased content, and several Bluetooth audio related issues, including how you couldn’t hear audio until the call is answered, and routing to car speakers when using Siri Eyes Free. There are also some fixes for Exchange support and Calendar.
You can read more about the fix and what it does and does not do for users right here.