iOS 8

Can I upgrade my iPhone to iOS 8 if it is jailbroken?

You can indeed upgrade a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (as long as they are compatible) to iOS 8. However, you will lose your jailbreak and all jailbreak apps and tweaks.

There is currently no jailbreak for iOS 8, and once you upgrade to the new iOS, you won't be able to return to an earlier version. So if you like your jailbreak tweaks, don't upgrade to iOS 8. At least not until a jailbreak is available for it, which isn't guaranteed.

iOS 8 Now Available for the iPhone and iPad

Apple has officially released iOS 8 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. You can update your device(s) over a WiFi connection by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update and choosing to download new software, or you can connect your device to your computer and click "update" in iTunes.

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iOS 8 is Apple's biggest update since iOS 7. The update will add tons of new features, like Apple's Health app, to your iPod touch, iPhone or iPad once it is installed. Remember, not all iOS 8 features will be included on older devices, like the second-generation iPad and iPhone 4s, and some are not currently available in some countries. You can see Apple's "iOS 8 Feature Availability" list for different countries here


What is continuity and "Handoff" in iOS 8?

Continuity between iOS and OS X devices was a major concept during the iOS 8 presentation at this year's WWDC. It basically refers to the connectivity between one's devices and the capability of passing off tasks between them. Apple placed a lot of emphasis on this in the development of iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. While not a whole lot is known at this point, we do know some features from Apple's iOS 8 preview.



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