Determine the ways of troubleshooting the eight known issues and concerns with the new iOS 8
Posted: Aug 17, 2017
Without doubt, iOS 8 has been a blessing as well as curse for those estimated two-third that has made the update since it was released in September. Nonetheless, it still lags behind its predecessors 6 and 7, with a lot of end users attributing the delay in updating to the various issues that are still prevalent across different devices, including the recent iPhone 6 flagship.
What should users do when they are faced with service or services loss on their device? The following items are eight common issues that affect the platform and how to troubleshoot them.
1. BATTERY DRAIN
Historically, this has been an issue with every new iOS version until the kinks get worked out and the software is thoroughly optimized for every single version of the supported iPhones. Nevertheless, not all battery life concerns are the result of the platform. There are times that concerns that are related to positions and apps could cause a lot of drain too.
Besides waiting for the platform to be optimized further in a future update, modifying specific settings could help lessen further drain on the device, like lowering the adjustments for brightness. It is a good idea to move the slier around halfway or lower in the Positions, Display and Brightness section as the screen typically is the biggest battery hog on any smart phone. Another setting to check out is the real-time batter usage statistics. On the screen, the battery use is ranked from highest to lowest, with the percentage displayed next to every application. Additionally, stats are displayed in 24/ sections to provide an overview of pattern use and must provide ample information in modifying specific behaviors when using the device.
2. WIFI CONNECTIVITY PROBLEMS
The problem may be attributed to a WiFi driver concern in how OS X handles communications between the device and the wireless router.
Although a permanent fix is not available yet through an update from Apple, a lot of users reported success in changing the wireless bands from 5GHZ into 2.4GHZ. The 5 is less crowded and faster than 2.4. However, because of its shorter range, even newer AC-based networks are having problems with stability in connection at the 5GHZ range, while the operate smoothly at the 2.4GHZ range. One could also reset network settings via tapping Reset Network Connections which would clear out all previous settings that may be causing issues. Moreover, it's also known to correct Bluetooth and WiFi related concerns every now and then.
3. LOW VOLUME VIA EARPIECE DURING CALLS
Although it is completely possible that the earpiece mounted to the screen from inside the phone is malfunctioning, the possible culprit in most cases seems to be Apple's use of Ambient Noise Reduction for minimizing external noises that otherwise could disrupt the conversation.
If the earpiece is not as loud as it should, the Phone Noise Cancellation in Settings should be turned off. This will considerably improve the quality of sound when listening to callers via an earpiece, such as a night and day enhancement.
4. iMESSAGE ERRORS, CAN'T CONNECT TO SERVER
When sending texts, the iMessage would result in failure to send the message. Nevertheless, standard messages may be sent and received without problem. There are various causes for this trouble, which range from the service not being on to connectivity concerns. The thing to do is to make certain that the feature is turned on. Secondly, ensure that there is an active cellular or WiFi connection. Third, verify the Apple ID that is linked to iMessage/iCloud is working and the password is correctly entered.
5. APPLICATIONS NOT UPDATING OR STUCK DOWNLOADING
Pending apps in the App Store are not downloading or start to download and get stuck and do not complete. Data connections play an integral role in downloading or updating apps. Nevertheless, when the connections are stable, resource concerns within the platform could attribute to installing apps correctly or getting stuck halfway. Moreover, availability of storage space could prevent certain applications from installing. A solution would be to check data connections to make sure they are working properly. Also, the App Store apps have an over-the-air download time of 100 MB when downloading over cell connections. The downloads could even start until the limit is flagged and the install stops, thus make certain the WiFi is used to download bigger programs.
6. SLOW SAFARI PAGE LOADS
Navigating sites on Safari sometimes slowly loads or times out for no reason. Just like any app, Safari is subject to internal sources in use on the phone and the occasional bug that requires updating. To a lesser extent, but still a possibility, issues on WiFi could and negatively impact the platform and may account for a percentage of downloading issues. Unlike other programs from the store, the tool could not just be uninstalled, updated or downloaded unless Apple will issue a system upgrade to iOS. Using the current version would ensure that the current version is loaded on the phone all the time.
7. NO IN OR OUT CALLS
Calls could result in an error, which may be caused by quality of cell signal. However, version 8 has prevented incoming or outgoing calls because of bugs that are software related. The first thing to do would be to verify the existence of a valid cellular connection. Upon confirmation, consider placing the iPhone into an Airplane Mode by going to Settings and turning on the service. Wait around ten seconds before turning it off and allow another ten to establish tie-ins with the carrier.
8. SLUGGISH BEHAVIOR/SLOWDOWNS
If working on the gadget it becomes slow to respond when swiping between screens or opening and closing pages and apps, this could mean a slowdown. This is typically caused by iOS running on lean resources. In truth, the more applications are opened, music streaming, email sending and receiving, torrents copying and more will eventually hit a limit that would cause the computer to slow down between apps downloads or toggles. The key would be to lessen the apps opened.
Ritesh Mehta is the Sales Director at TatvaSoft Australia, a Software & mobile app development company. For Over 15 years, he has been professionally active in financial management, software development.