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10 common iOS 8.3 problems, and how to fix them

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Not all iPhone or iPad problems are easily fixed. If you crack the screen, for example, you will have to take it in to a shop to be repaired. However, there are some problems that seem like you need the assistance of a genius, but can actually be quickly and easily sorted out yourself.


Each time we update our Apple devices, we are aware that it is likely to come with a few teething problems, and it has been no different with the new iOS 8.3 update. It is one of the biggest updates so far, and includes the eagerly anticipated new emoji’s. Over 300 have been added, such as an addition to family choices including families of two men or two women and the option to change the skin tone of many.


The latest update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch also offers bug fixes for problems caused by earlier updates. With this it has also bought further problems but before you regret your decision to update or choose not to because of any concerns, here are 10 of the most common and how to fix them.


  1. Downgrade – this is perhaps the most important thing to know. Unlike previous updates, if you download this one and the problems are too much or you don’t like it you can downgrade back to iOS 8.2.


  1. Installation– if your device gets stuck during the installation process, you simply need to reboot by holding down the power button and home button at the same time until the device restarts.


  1. Battery– a common problem after iOS updates is your battery draining extremely quickly. This can happen at any time but there are a several different ways you can attempt to solve this. Find the apps that use the most battery and limit usage of these, turn on Airplane Mode when your phone is not in use, stop using auto brightness, limit background app refresh, disable iCloud keychain, restart your device, reset all settings or try restoring the update.


  1. Missing Password Settings – a new feature allows you to download free apps without a password, but if like others you can’t find this feature; Settings – ID & Passcode – turn off iTunes & App store. Then Settings – iTunes & App Store. Below Apple ID will be a feature called Password Settings, you can then turn “Require Password” off.


  1. Wi-Fi – 3 is supposed to come with a number of fixes for these problems. But this is an ongoing problem with no guaranteed fixes. First of all try resetting the device’s network settings or turning off Wi-Fi Networking, then rebooting your phone. If these don’t work you could also try restarting your router.


  1. Cellular Data – this could simply be fixed by turning cellular data (or the device) off and on again. If this doesn’t work try turning Airplane mode on and off again.


  1. Bluetooth – just resetting all settings should fix this problem.


  1. Apps – if your apps aren’t performing properly, first of all make sure they are all updated. If this doesn’t work try reinstalling the application.


  1. Performance – a number of different options are available if you are having performance issues including reducing animations and pretty effects, resetting settings, or restoring back to factory settings.


  1. Message Problems – first try turning them on and off, or rebooting the device. If these don’t work try resetting the device’s network settings.





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