iOS 8 Update & Problems

Apple’s iOS 8 update is supposed to be the biggest one yet; with that bold statement comes even bigger expectations. As iPhone users begin to experience the new iOS 8, they are also discovering some flaws. Here are some things to consider before upgrading your iOS.

New features

iOS 8 is set to drastically improve mobile experience for Apple mobile users. Firstly, there are some handy functions allowing users to monitor their phones, conveniently interact on their phone with very little hassle and make for easier use.


Apple device users can look forward to features like the battery monitor that allows users to see which apps are drawing all their battery power. iPhone users will no longer be subjected to just using their default keyboard, instead they can consider downloading third-party options. There will be some adjustments to the camera and video features, where a timer and photo adjustment feature will be available for cameras. Sharing options for both camera and videos will become much easier and iPhone users will be given more control over their videos with a slow-motion/time lapse feature. Convenient additional features to look forward to include the interactive notifications, multitasking email, swipe to delete action, and a shortcut function.


Let downs

These features are enough to encourage Apple users to download the latest iOS 8 update, however, before downloading the iOS 8, make sure you know the following problems that might creep up.  Firstly, consider the size of the iOS 8; before downloading you will be required to have 5.7GB of free storage available. Apple has also released its second version for the update of iOS 8 to fix bugs that are causing iPhones to break phone connections and touch ID fingerprint sensors.


Not all iPhones and iPads will be able to benefit from this new update. Loyal iPhone supporters will have a tough decision to make; upgrade their phone or miss out on all the relevant and helpful updates iOS 8 brings.

Here is a list of the compatible iPhones and iPads;

  • Phone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air (…plus presumably the iPad 6 and/or iPad Pro when and if they launch)
  • iPad mini 1 and iPad mini 2 with Retina display (…and the iPad mini 3 when/if it launches)
  • iPod touch 5G


Despite the flaws, there are ways to work around them and if there aren’t, Apple will be working around the clock to resolve major problems to ensure their users benefit from the latest iOS 8 update.



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