Now that iOS 10.1 has been released, many iPhone owners are wondering if they should install the update. Of course, all updates are recommended by Apple. Usually this is because updates to iOS contain important security improvements. iOS 10.1 is no different, but these security fixes mostly happen in the background. What else is included in the latest and greatest version of iOS?
Apple has patched an important security vulnerability with the release of iOS 9.3.5. The iOS update comes just weeks after iOS 9.3.4 closed off the Pangu jailbreak earlier this month. Details regarding the latest security fix have surfaced and Apple has released an official security document on the matter. So should iOS users rush to update?
As you probably know, Apple is preparing to unleash iOS 10 onto the world. As with most iOS updates, Apple users everywhere are scanning the list of new features to see how exactly this new update will improve their favorite devices.
Mostly though, what you’re likely looking for are the little things. While redesigns, bug fixes and new apps are all well and good, the thing that matters most to Apple users are those quality of life features that improve little things that bugged you about previous iOS versions.
Over-the-air (OTA) updates to iOS can be a convenient way to make sure the latest firmware is installed on your iOS device. Sometimes, when restoring from a backup, an OTA update will download but not install right away. The Install Now button can be greyed out and unresponsive.
The error message reading "You can install this update when your iPhone is finished restoring from the iCloud backup" can be displayed, even if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch has completed downloading apps and other iCloud content.
Last Year's April Fool's joke reappeared in Cydia today, thanks to code that checked for the date and displayed a Twitter-inspired Quick Bar. Saurik explained that the prank was intended to emulate the discontinued Twitter iPhone app feature, which received poor reviews. The Quick Bar automatically displayed promoted tweets.
The feature was renamed the "dickbar" by some frustrated users before it was eventually removed by Twitter. Saurik realized that some people might get confused by the feature reappearing every April 1st, so he removed the code once and for all. Cydia 1.1.6 incorporates this change and can be updated using the Cydia app.