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The main problems iOS 8 (and iPhone 6) and how to fix them

Основные проблемы iOS 8

It's not that the new mobile platform from Apple has something radically new. All as usual: several new features, applications and many minor modifications, including the ability to install a custom keyboard.

Unfortunately, new updates are accompanied by new problems, and some people already regret the transition to iOS 8. But sooner or later we have to update, so in this article we will look at the typical problems of Apple's new platform and how to solve them.

IOS 8 Issues:

Slow WiFi and no signal

After the upgrade to iOS 8, many iPhone users have a problem with the Wi-Fi network: despite the stable signal, sites and videos are downloaded very slowly, and sometimes the connection disappears altogether. For users of Safari, the message "Connection to the server has been violated" may appear on the screen. At this time, other devices connect seamlessly to the router and enjoy the usual speed of the Internet.


  • Enable / disable Wi-Fi / Offline mode: The network temporarily starts to work in the previous mode, if you turn off and then turn on WiFi again. Alternatively, you can do the same procedure with Offline mode. All this can be done in the Control Center, you can get to it by dragging your finger from the bottom of the screen up.
  • Hard reboot: another temporary solution is to turn off the phone and then turn it on again. Press and hold the Sleep / Wake button and Home button for ten seconds until you see the Apple logo. After such a reboot, the stable operation of the WiFi for some time should be restored.
  • Turning off Bluetooth: Sometimes the speed of Wi-Fi data is affected by Bluetooth on, so you can try to turn it off. This does not solve the problem, but temporarily removes it.


  • Reset network settings: Go to "Settings> General> Reset" and click "Reset network settings". This solution has helped many, but the problem can arise again.
  • To turn off Wi-Fi network in geolocation services: go to Settings> Privacy> Geolocation services and disable "Wi-Fi networks" in the "System Services" menu.
  • Switching the frequency of the router (2.4 / 5 GHz): If your router supports 2 frequencies, then you can try switching them. At 2.4 GHz, the connection quality is better, at 5 GHz - the data transfer rate is higher, but the range is shorter. Many solve the above problem with the WiFi network by switching these frequencies.
  • Changing the router's channel: Network problems can arise because the channel in which your router works is overloaded (because neighbors also have routers that may work in the same channel as yours) - in this case, you need to change the router's channel in its settings. For detailed information on how to do this, you will find in the instructions to your router.
  • Changing the DNS server: Some users are helped to change the DNS server to a Google server. You can do this via the menu "Settings> Wi-Fi", where you need to select your network and set the DNS point "". For the changes to take effect, it is better to reboot the device.
  • Resetting all settings: This is a serious step, which, nevertheless, does not guarantee success. To do this you need to go to "Settings> General> Reset", select "Reset all settings". After that, all the settings go back to the factory settings.
  • Wait for the update: If you have serious problems with the phone's firmware, you can hope for an update with corrected bugs. You can follow the updates of the software in the menu "Settings> General> Software Update".

The battery is quickly discharged

Основные проблемы iOS 8

After the release of iOS 8, many users began to complain that the battery was quickly discharged. Someone's iPhone was discharged from 100 percent to zero in just four hours.



  • There is some probability that the reason for the rapid discharge is some kind of program. In the menu "Settings> General> Statistics> Using the battery" you can check which applications use the most energy. If you have a suspicious app, a reeling battery, you should check if there are any updates available for it. If not, then think about the advisability of using it. If you really need this application, try disabling its background update in the Updating content section (Settings> General menu), and also using the geolocation for this application (the menu "Privacy> Geolocation Services").

Sound does not work

After switching to iOS 8, this seems to be a common problem for iPad owners. Fortunately, it is easy to fix.


  • Hard reset: Press and hold the Home and Sleep / Wake buttons for 10 seconds (before restarting the device).
  • In the menu "Settings> General", check the section "Switch on the side panel": there should not be a tick in front of "Mute". You can check the sound status in the Control Center.

Syncing music does not work or takes a long time

Основные проблемы iOS 8

Some users encountered this problem after updating the firmware when it was required to restore the data on the device. Someone took this process a very long time (more than 24 hours), and someone just suddenly stopped.


  • Perhaps you have too many album covers in your library, and you just need to delete some of them.


  • Start iTunes, in the left column select the desired device (iPhone, iPad or iPod). In the "Overview" section, check the box "Process music and video manually". If the tick already stands, try removing it, and then put it again.
  • Start iTunes and connect the device to the computer. Then, in the "Settings> General> Statistics> Music" menu, delete all music. In iTunes, go to the Music tab, uncheck "Sync Music" and save the changes. After that, check the "Synchronize music" check box again. Now synchronization should work without errors.

The problem with sending messages and group messaging in iMessage

In iMessage, after iOS update, several problems appeared at once: someone can not send messages at all; for someone, instead of group messaging, iMessage now simply sends SMS to all chat participants.


  • You can solve the problem with group messaging by deleting old correspondence and starting a new one with the same participants.


  • If you find that you can not send messages at all, then the problem may be with the activation waiting. Try going to the "Settings> Messages" menu and disabling the Send as SMS and iMessage functions. Now go to "Settings> General> Reset" and click "Reset network settings". Then go back to the "Settings> Messages" menu and re-enable the Send as SMS and iMessage functions.

Sudden reboot and blue screen

Some people after updating the firmware the phone began to restart unexpectedly, show errors, and someone and the blue screen of death. This behavior of the phone could not be connected with anything specific, because everyone who had these problems, at the time of X, performed absolutely different tasks on the phone.


  • Go to the menu "Settings> General> Reset" and select "Reset all settings". This will reset all settings of your phone (passwords, wallpaper and everything that you customized for yourself after purchase). Photos, videos and other files will remain intact.
  • It is possible that the problem is in some application. To find out if this is so, you can delete the applications one at a time and then check to see if anything has changed in the behavior of smartphone.

I can not upload photos using the Safari browser

Most people switched to the new iPhone firmware only to find out that now they can not upload photos through the Safari browser.


  • If you are trying to upload photos to a site like Vkontakte, then it's easier to download the application and already through it to add images and other files.
  • You can also use a different browser, such as Chrome.


  • This is a bug in the mobile version of Safari, and you can not fix it on your own. It remains to wait for the update.

Where are Spotlight tips?

Many iPhone users were disappointed when they found out that the Spotlight hints function on their phone no longer works.


  • Spotlight tips are now available in only 15 countries. You can see the full list on the Apple website.


  • You can make the function work by changing the language and region in the phone settings (specifying the one in which the function is supported). This can be done in the menu "Settings> General> Language and Region" (it is important that they match). After changing the settings, restart the device.
  • The resulting problem: if you do not know enough English or any of the other supported languages, this solution is not suitable for you.

Low productivity

Many users complain that the firmware update led to frank brakes and poor performance on the iPhone and iPad. Moreover, the older the device, the greater the likelihood of this problem occurring. According to the tests conducted with iPhone 4S on iOS 7.1.2 and iOS 8, the update significantly slows down the loading time of applications and the phone itself.


  • Do not update the firmware.
  • If you have already updated, then you have a little time left to return the old firmware, which will not be supported in the near future. You need a copy of iOS 7.1.2 firmware as an IPSW file - it may have been saved on your computer since the last update. If not, then you can download it to Redmond Pie. After you have the necessary file, turn off the "Find iPhone" function in the "Settings> iCloud" menu, connect the device to the computer and start iTunes. Then select your device and go to the "Overview" tab. Now hold down the Shift key and left-click on the "Restore" (on Mac instead of Shift hold down the Option key) and select the IPSW file iOS 7.1.2. Keep in mind that you will get back your applications and settings only if you have backup files (made even while using iOS 7) for further recovery.


  • You can wait for the next update. There is a chance that the developers will make the necessary changes, and the performance will increase (as was the case with iOS 7 firmware). But there is no guarantee, as always.