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iOS 14 problems: here’s how to fix the most common iPhone glitches

iOS 14 problems can ruin Apple’s otherwise beautiful iPhone software upgrade, so we’re here to help you fix the iOS 14 bugs and glitches that you’re running into. Broken WiFi, poor battery life and spontaneously reset settings are the most talked about iOS 14 problems, according to iPhone users. Luckily, Apple’s iOS 14.0.1 update fixes most of the issues, as we have noted below in the updated changelog. This isn’t new for us – we’ve been dealing with iOS 14 problems since the beta, and while some bugs have been solved, a few nasty ones persist. Most issues are more annoying than severe: constantly disconnecting WiFi is pretty obnoxious considering how much folks use it to avoid racking up huge data charges. Below, we’ll explain the top iOS 14 problems along with any fixes that have been figured out so far. Many of the solutions involve updating to the latest version of iOS; when we note that an update addressed the issue, consider it fixed for every later version of iOS unless we note otherwise.  To update to the latest version, head to Settings > General > Software Update > Download and Install, and click Install Now when the option becomes available. iOS 14 won’t download on your iPhone Technically, you’re not on iOS 14 yet, and that’s the first major problem. If you have a compatible iPhone, you should be able to get the latest software update. Make sure you’re iPhone is the iPhone 6S series or newer. You’ll…Continue readingiOS 14 problems: here’s how to fix the most common iPhone glitches

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Tech Radar

You’ll soon be able to stream your Xbox games to your iPhone

Microsoft is currently testing a revamped version of its Xbox app for iOS that will let you stream games you already own, from your Xbox console to your iPhone, either over Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. The same functionality is already live in the Android Xbox app. As tested by The Verge, the app lets you manage your console as well as playing games – you can get at your screenshots, delete games to free up space on the internal drive, share game clips and more. Known as remote play or console streaming, this is different to Project xCloud, where games are run directly from the cloud – in this case you are running them on your own Xbox, then streaming them to your phone. Sony offers something similar for PlayStation gamers on mobile. Get the best Xbox Series X deals before anyone else! We’ll send you pre-order details and the best Xbox Series X deals as soon as they’re available. Send me details about other relevant products from Techradar and other Future brands. Send me details about other relevant products from third parties. No spam, we promise. You can unsubscribe at any time and we’ll never share your details without your permission. Microsoft and Apple are currently locked in a debate about making Project xCloud gaming available on iOS and iPadOS, with Apple wanting each game in the streaming library to be individually approved. That wouldn’t be a problem with remote play. Only in streams Both the Android and…Continue readingYou’ll soon be able to stream your Xbox games to your iPhone

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No, Apple is not running an iPhone 12 trial – it’s a phishing scam

Apple fans are being warned to stay alert following the discovery of an online scam promising early access to the rumored iPhone 12. Experts at security firm Sophos have warned about a “smishing” scam that lures victims in to thinking they are getting an early look at Apple’s next smartphone, but instead end up having their bank accounts raided. The company is now warning users to take extra care when clicking on links in both SMS messages and emails, with criminals looking to spread their activity using a variety of methods. Smishing scam Sophos revealed that the scam starts with an SMS message that lures victims in with information about a fake delivery at an address different to theirs. If the victim clicks on the link in the SMS, they are taken to a website where they are greeted with messages from a fake Apple chatbot which says they were chosen to take part in an iPhone 12 trial. This eventually redirects the victim to one of a number of different scams sites, which claims there is a courier delivery charge for the “free” phone. This is typically between £1 and £2, again helping to lure victims in with a low cost, but accepting this takes the victim to a credit card payment form that’s hosted on what looks like a “special offers” website. This site may seem secure, and even boasts an HTTPS security padlock, but anyone looking to pay is just handing over your personal data, including your full…Continue readingNo, Apple is not running an iPhone 12 trial – it’s a phishing scam

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A step-by-step guide to changing your Apple iPhone password

Your Apple iPhone contains sensitive user information – such as your emails, photos, and payment details – and protecting your phone with a passcode can stop unauthorized users from accessing the data on it. By default, the passcode is a six-digit code, but you can instead use a custom alphanumeric password if you prefer. You can even disable your passcode completely, but this isn’t recommended for security reasons. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your Apple iPhone passcode and how to unlock your iPhone if you’ve forgotten your code. How to change your Apple iPhone password In the Settings app, choose Touch ID & Passcode and enter your current passcode (Image credit: Apple) Select Change Passcode to begin changing your iPhone password (Image credit: Apple) To begin changing your iPhone password, open the Settings app. Scroll down until you find Touch ID & Passcode. Choose this option and enter your current passcode when prompted. Next, scroll down again to find the Change Passcode option. After pressing this option, you’ll again be asked for your old passcode. After entering it correctly, you’ll be asked to input your new passcode. Note that there are additional advanced options that let you set up an alphanumeric passcode or a four-digit passcode if you press Passcode Options.  Once you’ve entered your new passcode, you’ll be asked to verify it. Input your new passcode again, and you’ve now updated your Apple iPhone password. Don’t forget it! How to reset your Apple iPhone password…Continue readingA step-by-step guide to changing your Apple iPhone password

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Mashable

When will Apple launch the iPhone 12? Here’s our best guess.

September has come and (almost) gone, and while Apple did have an event this month, the company did not launch new iPhones as it typically does.  Officially, there’s no word on when the iPhone 12 (all four of them) will launch. We know that Apple has had to postpone the launch due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the holiday season coming up, the company likely doesn’t want to wait very long. So, what’s the most probable date for the iPhone 12? Judging by several recent reports, it’s Oct. 13.  Leaker of smartphone things Jon Prosser said his sources told him the launch is happening on Oct. 13, with pre-orders starting on Oct. 16, and in-store availability on Oct. 23. In August, Prosser said the iPhone 12 event is happening sometime between Oct. 12–18, though he also said that iPhone 12 Pro devices will be available for pre-order and shipping in November.  Both AppleInsider and MacRumors agree with the Oct. 13 launch date, citing their own sources.  It’s also worth noting that Apple often announces new products on Tuesdays, and it typically did have October events following the September event, so the Oct. 13 date fits the bill nicely.  Apple is rumored to launch four new iPhones at the event: the “regular” 5.4-inch and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models, and the 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro variants. The phones are likely to have Apple’s new A14 chip, 5G connectivity, OLED displays, and a new design, reminiscent of the iPad Pro. …Continue readingWhen will Apple launch the iPhone 12? Here’s our best guess.

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The Verge

iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution

Apple spells out the significance of its new iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates right in the release notes. iOS 14 “updates the core experience of iPhone” thanks to redesigned widgets that can be placed anywhere on your home screen and a new App Library feature for managing app overload and organization. iPadOS 14 is a bit less grand in scope, with Apple saying that it “introduces new Apple Pencil features and redesigned apps that take advantage of iPad’s large multi-touch display.” One marks the biggest shift for the iPhone in years, and the other continues to augment the creativity and productivity power of Apple’s tablets. For both platforms, the new software includes a long list of improvements to Messages, Maps, the Music app, Siri, and more. And Apple continues its quest to put privacy at the center of everything, with new protections for your personal data and indicators that reveal just how often apps are accessing your device’s camera, microphone, or even the clipboard. But first let me touch on something that’s equally important to new features: performance and reliability. Apple shipped iOS 13 in tatters last year, quickly releasing iOS 13.1 (with bug fixes aplenty) just five days later, and I’d say things didn’t feel truly stable and dependable until a couple more updates after that. Despite what feels like a sudden rollout, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 seem to be in a much better place out of the gate. I’m still encountering the odd bug on occasion…Continue readingiOS 14 and iPadOS 14 review: iPhone revolution, iPad evolution

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iPhone 12 series might get a new addition – and a new name

Apple’s customary September event came and went, showcasing some upgraded iPads and Apple Watches. However, what’s an annual meet without the customary flagship? Now, just as the company is  readying iPhone 12 series for an October launch, we hear rumours of a fourth variant.  Till date, all the reports had suggested that the iPhone 12 series is likely to come in three variants – the vanilla iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max. Now a leaker suggests that there could be yet another addition which could be christened the iPhone 12 Mini.  Twitter tipster, L0verodream says the iPhone 12 Mini would add to the lineup and might pack in a 5.4-inch display, bigger than the iPhone SE 2020 and still a compact form factor in the year 2020.  (Image credit: GSMArena) The iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro are likely to come with 6.1-inch screen size and the top of the line iPhone 12 Pro Max is said to come with a 6.7-inch display upfront. The iPhone 12 mini is said to pack in a dual rear camera setup while the other three iPhone 12 series are likely to sport a triple rear camera stack.  The moniker “Mini” is not new in Apple’s world. We have seen iPad mini, Mac mini, and even iPod mini back in the days. The iPhone 12 mini will be the first in the iPhone lineup to have this moniker. If the rumours turn out to be true, the iPhone 12 mini…Continue readingiPhone 12 series might get a new addition – and a new name

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Mashable

Man redesigns iPhone home screen in the style of MS Paint, with glorious results

Microsoft Paint truly is the gift that keeps on giving. Nowadays, with the likes of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop knocking about, Bill Gates’ crowning design software jewel barely gets a look in — but that doesn’t mean it’s been completely consigned to the digital history books. On Sunday, 31-year-old indie game marketer Thomas Reisenegger decided to pay homage to it, using Apple’s Shortcuts app to redesign the app icons on his home screen. As you can see, the results were nothing short of glorious. iOS 14 let’s you re-do app icons so naturally remade them all much worse in MS paint style Sorry to all app icon designers that spent years making them nice pic.twitter.com/bsa0E5VvSy — Thomas Reisenegger.gif (@Olima) September 20, 2020 We particularly love the little hand-drawn Snapchat ghost and the Twitter bird. Reisenegger told Mashable the whole process took him around 40-50 minutes, which included some time to figure out how to make custom icons and connect his Apple pencil. It’s worth noting that the ability to customise app icons isn’t strictly related to iOS 14 — in order to make it work you have to use the aforementioned Shortcuts app, which has actually been around for a while, in order to swap out the icons. But Reisenegger’s inspired design still deserves credit. “I thought it was quite funny and I’m very glad people seem to appreciate and honour the ancient legacy of MS paint,” he said. “Also, I’m of course very glad to see that it made…Continue readingMan redesigns iPhone home screen in the style of MS Paint, with glorious results

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The Next Web

Get the most out of your Android and iPhone with these 10 accessories, now on sale

TLDR: Here are 10 phone accessories that no serious gadget lover should be without — and you can now get an extra 20 percent off each. We don’t need to tell you…but every day, your phone inches closer and closer to being the absolute center of your universe. It’s understandable. It’s happening to all of us, so there’s no need to fight it. In fact, just turn into the skid. To help, we’ve assembled 10 phone accessories that you definitely should consider that are not only already discounted, but now have added savings as part of the TNW Three-Day VIP Sale. On top of the big discount already in place, using the codeword VIPSALE20 during checkout will slash another 20 percent off the final price of your item. 1. 4-Panel Foldable Solar Charger and 10,000mAh Power Bank – $27.99 (Orig. $43) with code: VIPSALE20 There’s nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of nowhere with a dead phone battery, but with this foldable solar charger, the sun is all the battery you need. These four portable monocrystalline solar panels unfurl to scoop up solar power at maximum efficiency and feed the juice back to the spacious 10,000mAh battery reserve. It’s even got built-in LED lights that can light your campsite or signal for help in case of an emergency. 2. U-STREAM Home Streaming Studio with Ring Light, Tripod – $40 (Orig. $99) with code: VIPSALE20 It’s a complete home video studio in one compact little package. You can record vlogs or YouTube…Continue readingGet the most out of your Android and iPhone with these 10 accessories, now on sale

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The Next Web

How to quickly make room for iOS 14 on your iPhone

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. It’s that time of year again: another iOS update is out, and it’s time to start considering the upgrade. But iOS upgrades generally take up a lot of room, and if you’re like me, you’ve been complacently accruing stuff on your phone for months. Luckily, there is a built-in solution for trimming down what’s in your phone to make room — and you don’t have to take the blunt force approach of just deleting apps or pictures en masse. iOS updates, especially major ones like iOS 14, are usually in excess of several GBs, and you need to have at least that amount of room on your iPhone‘s internal storage in order to successfully install it. The go-to solution if you didn’t used to be purging your phone of apps and/or photos, possibly to reinstate them after the install. But iOS does have some storage options that will help you trim some fat. Here’s how to do it. Go to the Settings app, and then go into the General settings. In this menu you’ll find “iPhone Storage.” This setting will give you a colorful breakdown of what takes up how much space in your phone, so you can see whether the culprit is your apps, your music, or your photos (or some combination of all three, as in my case). This menu also gives you some…Continue readingHow to quickly make room for iOS 14 on your iPhone