Tag Archives: iPhone

iOS 11.2.6 now available, fixes Telugu character bug that causes iPhone to crash

Apple users, it’s time to update. iOS 11.2.6 is now available. This update addresses a bug that was discovered last week which could cause your iPhone to crash when it receives a particular character from the Indian language Telugu. Here’s the full iOS 11.2.6 changelog from Apple: Fixes an issue where using certain character sequences could cause apps to crash Fixes an issue where some third-party apps could fail to connect to external accessories While … [read full article]

Apple previews iOS 11.3, which will bring features like battery health info, new Animoji, and ARKit 1.5

Now that iOS 11.2.5 is out, Apple is placing a focus on iOS 11.3, and today the company gave a preview of the features that’ll be included in this new update. iOS 11.3 will bring with it new features in response to the recent news that Apple slowed performance on older iPhones with aging batteries. Specifically, the update will show battery health and recommend if the battery needs to be services. iOS will also … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 and watchOS 4.2.2 updates

iPhone and iPad users, it’s time to update. iOS 11.2.5 is now available for the iPhone and iPad. One feature of this update is a fix for a bug called chaiOS. The bug involved a link to a webpage with hundreds of thousands of characters in its metadata which, when sent using Messages, would generate a link preview that could freeze the Messages app and possibly crash the iPhone. Also included in iOS 11.2.5 is support … [read full article]

iOS 11.2.2 now available with security fixes for Spectre vulnerability

iOS users, the time to update is here again. Apple today released iOS 11.2.2 to the iPhone and iPad. This is a small, security-focused update, and Apple explains that it includes “security improvements to Safari and WebKit to mitigate the effects of Spectre.” Spectre is one of two major CPU flaws (the other being Meltdown) that affect devices with processors from Intel, AMD, and ARM. Apple recently said that it included mitigations to protect … [read full article]

Apple confirms it’ll replace your iPhone’s old battery, regardless of diagnostic test result

If you’ve got an iPhone with an older battery and you’ve been thinking about taking Apple up on its $29 battery replacement offer, there’s some more info about it that you should be aware of. Apple said today that it will replace the battery on an iPhone 6 or later for $29, even if it passes the company’s diagnostic test that shows that it retains less than 80 percent of its original capacity. Also of note is … [read full article]

Apple now offering $29 iPhone battery replacements

If you’ve got an iPhone 6 or later and were planning to have your battery replaced at a discount next month, it looks like your wait has been shortened considerably. Apple today confirmed that it is now offering $29 battery replacements to qualifying iPhones. “We expected to need more time to be ready,” Apple explained to TechCrunch, “but we are happy to offer our customers the lower pricing right away. Initial supplies of some replacement … [read full article]

Apple explains why it slowed down iPhones with older batteries, says it’ll offer discounted battery replacements

Apple found itself in a bit of a controversy last week, when some reports about it slowing down iPhones with older batteries came out. The company confirmed that was doing so at that time, and today it shed a bit more light on the situation. Apple today posted a message to further explain why it slowed down iPhones with older batteries and what it plans to do in the future. With the update to iOS … [read full article]

iOS 11.1.1 update now available, includes ‘i’ autocorrect fix

A little more than a week after releasing iOS 11.1, Apple has followed it up with another software update. iOS 11.1.1 is now available for the iPhone and iPad, and it focuses on fixing two specific bugs. First is the autocorrect bug that’s causing some devices to replace “i” with “A[?]”, and second is a bug that makes the “Hey Siri” hotword stop working. This is a relatively small update, so it shouldn’t take long for … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 11.1 with new emoji, bug fixes, and more

After releasing a few point updates for iOS 11 last month and this month, Apple is now pushing out a more significant release. iOS 11.1 is now available for download. It’s available to iPhone models from the iPhone 5s and up, iPad mini 2 and up, the iPad 5th gen, both iPad Air models, and all iPad Pro models. As for what’s included, Apple is highlighting the new emoji in this update. There are … [read full article]

Apple releases iOS 11.0.1 update for iPhone and iPad

iPhone and iPad users, it’s time to update again! Apple today unleashed iOS 11.0.1, one week after pushing iOS 11 to the public. According to Apple, the iOS 11.0.1 update includes “bug fixes and improvements for your iPhone and iPad.” Apple’s announcement is pretty vague, but it’s likely that this update addresses the issues that’ve come up in the week since iOS 11 has been in use by the general public. If you’ve got an iPhone … [read full article]