iPhone 6 bugs on iOS 8 and how to try and fix them
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were released in September alongside the newest iteration of a mobile software from Apple, iOS 8. Everybody was looking forward to both new phones, as well as to iOS 8, hoping that it would be Apple’s best attempt at a software so far. While iOS 8 is indeed an overhaul of iOS 7, it doesn’t affect the UI as much as it does performance and features. With iOS 8 and implicitly the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Tim Cook tried listening to fans a bit and incorporated a few features we were missing in iOS 7 and previous editions: third-party keyboards, a better notifications system and overall a bit more customizability. They didn’t go as far as releasing a stable update, though. Once iOS 8 was out, Apple product owners started raging out about bugs and issues they were having.
Subsequent updates, including iOS 8.1., iOS 8.1.2 and the more recent iOS 8.1.3 solved most of the issues with the phones and tablets, but there still are bugs to be found on the iPhone 6, as well as on older models. It seems Apple didn’t optimize the software too much for older models, but we won’t be getting into that. If you’re interested in musing about why Apple seems to be ignoring older users, you can read my rant about it here. This post is about what kind of bugs the iPhone 6 still has and a few tips and tricks on how to fix them or work around them if possible. The issues and bugs we will be talking about in this post are affecting iPhone 6 users on most versions of iOS 8, but be mindful that not everybody can experience the same bugs and the same fixes might not work for everybody.
One of the problems iPhone 6 users are having is bad battery life. The underlying cause of this is usually a recent system update, so after another charging cycle it should resolve itself. On the other hand, the other cause of bad battery life might be one or more third-party applications. Facebook is known to hog a lot of power, so you should check what is at fault for battery drain. iOS 8 comes with a neat feature in the iPhone 6 and other Apple devices compatible with the new software: battery monitoring. That might seem a trivial thing for Android users, but there was no native app on iOS for that until iOS 8. Now you can check your battery usage statistics by going to Settings, General, Usage and then Battery Usage. That way you can easily identify which apps are using most of the iPhone 6 power and get rid of them, if you want to.
Now you could use a few small, yet important tricks to get the most out of your iPhone 6 battery. You should definitely limit background app refresh, which keeps your apps running and getting updated content while you’re not using the phone. Auto Brightness also tends to use a lot of battery because it sets brightness at higher levels than necessary, so you should revert to setting brightness manually depending on your needs. Otherwise, if your iPhone 6 is showing severe battery drain and an app is not at fault, you might have to take it back to the store.
One of the most annoying bugs iPhone 6 users, as well as other Apple devices users are experiencing impacts Wi-Fi connections ever since iOS 8 was released. That means that your iPhone 6 is constantly dropping Wi-Fi, having an unstable connection or no connection at all. To try and fix this issue, although it might not work, try resetting network settings by going to Settings, General, Reset, Reset Network Settings. Don’t freak out if the iPhone 6 reboots, it should. If the reset doesn’t work, you’re going to have to make do with an annoying Wi-Fi connection or go the Genius Bar and get your opinion out there (ask for a replacement).
If you’re having Bluetooth problems, the only working fix (for some) is resetting all settings on the phone (this fix can work for many other issues, too, like keyboard lags, random reboots) , but make sure to remember important settings that seem to have made your iPhone 6 experience better. After the reset, Bluetooth should stop acting out when you’re in the car or when you’re trying to pair your iPhone 6 to Bluetooth headphones or speakers or whatever. Now if apps are the root of your problem and you find them crashing frequently, answer me this: have you updated your apps? If not, there lies the problem. Update all your apps to the most recent version, hopefully optimized for iOS 8, and they should work fine. If an app or two don’t have optimized versions yet, you’ll just have to wait it out.
Since iOS 8.1.3 was release for the iPhone 6 and its brothers and sisters, there haven’t been so many bug reports, which is a good sign. Still, those with older devices are not seeing their problems fixes, which is sad and says a lot about the approach Apple has towards its customers. These iPhone 6 bugs are the most common ones we’ve encountered on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus and these are the most simple ways of fixing them (or attempting to do so). If you encounter any other type of issue or bug, report it to Apple and post it into the Apple Support Communities forums. We hope iOS 8.2 fixes everything wrong with the software for all users, but we can’t be sure.
Google appeared as a car manufacturer
Google has recently used CES as a platform to present its philosophy of “Better Together,” the notion that all devices should get along with one another. Typically, this entails making announcements regarding new Cast compatibility and features like Fast Pair. The business revealed that it is collaborating with Spotify to incorporate the Connect streaming capability into the Android UI at CES 2023. Additionally, it showed a sneak peek at an audio handoff tool that would recommend various devices to shift your music to based on your preferences and location.
However, CES is a significant vehicle event, and Google also sells items for cars. Additionally, it said today that the Polestar 3 would receive its higher-resolution maps, and it debuted the most recent Android Auto user interface for the first time since it was revealed at I/O 2022.
Two vehicles, a Volvo EX90 with Google preinstalled and a BMW i7 with the new Android Auto experience, were at the Google stand in the trailer lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We had never seen the Volvo before, and we’ll be posting a separate hands-on on that experience shortly. The new Android Auto is the main topic of this article and video.
The redesigned interface will support larger screen sizes and have a split screen layout, as we discovered at I/O. Google has eliminated the status bar and inserted a row of shortcut keys below it, along with some indication icons in a small area to the top left. When we were in the car, the Spotify app was located on the left panel, and we could access a list of suggested playlists by swiping in from the right side.
Alerts that you won’t have time to respond to while driving are likewise stored in this left pane. For instance, you can swipe right on a notification to move it to the dock, where it will wait until you’re ready to deal with it.
Check out the video up top for more of our experience with the updated Android Auto in the BMW i7! And be sure to pay attention this week as there will be a ton of news at CES 2023.
Apple Mini-LED Display Supplier Reports Decreasing Demand As Rumors Suggest a Switch to OLED in the Next Few Years
One of Apple’s top mini-LED suppliers claims that while the company plans to switch to OLED displays for its iPad and MacBook line in the upcoming years, demand for displays in consumer products is declining while demand for mini-LED in other applications is increasing.
According to a recent report from DigiTimes, the demand for mini-LED displays for consumer electronics devices is declining, but it is anticipated that demand for mini-LED displays for dashboards and vehicle displays will increase in 2023. Epistar, which has been supplying mini-LED displays to Apple for some time, is one company that has made this claim.
The creation of particular kinds of OLED screens that Apple intends to utilize in next iPad Pro models, according to a report published last week, is now Samsung’s top priority. The first iPad Pro with an OLED panel, which Apple is rumored to introduce in 2024, has prompted mini-LED vendors to consider alternate applications for their screens, according to DigiTimes.
In 2024, Apple is also expected to release a 13-inch MacBook Air with an OLED display in addition to an OLED iPad Pro. According to reputable display analyst Ross Young, Apple is exploring adopting an OLED panel in a planned update to the iPhone SE but is torn between employing an LCD or OLED display.
Apple Provides 10 Practical iPhone Tricks
In an effort to assist customers get the most out of their devices and teach new iPhone users some features and tips they may not have previously known about, Apple recently provided ten helpful tips and techniques for iPhone users.
Apple revealed ten tips and techniques for the new features in iOS 16 in a video on its Apple Support channel, including the ability to choose and lift subjects out of images and the newly revamped and customisable Lock Screen. As people get used to their new iPhones, the short film, which is barely six minutes long, was posted on Christmas Day.
- If you tap and hold on a subject inside of a photo in the Photos app on iOS 16, you can lift the subject from the photo and place it into another app.
- The new Lock Screen on iOS 16 allows users to customize different elements, including the color and style of the time and date, add widgets, and more.
- Within Settings -> Wi-Fi, you can select a saved Wi-Fi access point to discover and copy and paste its password.
- If you often write the same thing time and time again, such as your email or address, you can create a text replacement within Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> Text Replacement.
- If you’re running low on battery or want to save some battery life when you won’t have access to a charger, you can add the Low Power Mode toggle to Control Center for easy access. Head into Settings -> Control Center and add it to the list of Included Controls.
- If you want to share or move multiple photos into another app, simply tap and hold on a photo, move it away, and proceed to tap on the other photos. You’ll then be able to drag and drop all of the photos into other apps or places in iOS.
- If you want to quickly open the camera, tap and hold on the Camera shortcut in the bottom right-hand corner of your iPhone’s Lock Screen.
- With iOS 15 and later, you can now use Live Text to automatically translate text in the camera app or inside of a photo. In the camera app, point the camera to some text and tap on the Live Text that appears in the right-hand corner, then select translate in the options shown. This can also work for photos already taken in the Photos app.
- Using the Notes app, you can easily scan a piece of paper and create a digital copy of it. The Notes app will automatically properly crop and edit the image so the document appears legible with no glare.
- If you’re curious about what your first photo is in your photo library, you can easily discover it with one tap. In the Photos app, simply tap on the top edge of your iPhone to jump to the first photo in any specific library, album, or search result.
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