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

Основные проблемы iOS 8

It’s not to say that something radically new appeared in Apple’s new mobile platform. Everything is 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 they have to be updated, so in this article we will look at typical problems of Apple’s platform and how to solve them.

IOS 8 issues:

Slow WiFi and no signal

After upgrading to iOS 8, many iPhone users have a problem with the Wi-Fi network: despite the stable signal, websites and videos load very slowly, and sometimes the connection disappears altogether. Safari users may see the message “The connection to the server has failed”. At this time, other devices without any problems connect to the router and use the usual Internet speed.


  • Turn on / off Wi-Fi / Offline mode: The network temporarily starts to work as before, 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, which can be reached by sliding your finger from the bottom of the screen upwards.
  • Hard reset: another temporary solution - turn off and then turn on the phone. 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 WiFi operation should be restored for a while.
  • Turning off Bluetooth: Sometimes the speed of data transmission over Wi-Fi is affected by the included Bluetooth, so you can try to turn it off. This does not solve the problem, but temporarily fix it.

Solution to the problem:

  • Reset network settings: Go to “Settings> General> Reset” and click “Reset network settings”. This solution helped a lot, but the problem may arise again.
  • Turning off the Wi-Fi network in geolocation services: go to “Settings> Privacy> Geolocation Services” and turn off “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 problem described above with the WiFi network by switching these frequencies.
  • Changing the channel of the router: Network problems may arise due to the fact that the channel in which your router is working is overloaded (since the neighbors also have routers that may work on the same channel as yours) - In this case, you need to change the channel of the router in its settings. Detailed information on how to do this can be found in the instructions for your router.
  • Changing the DNS server: Some users are helped by changing the DNS server to a Google server. You can do this through the "Settings> Wi-Fi" menu, where you need to select your network and in the DNS item, register "". For the changes to take effect, it is better to reboot the device.
  • Reset all settings: This is a serious step, which, however, does not guarantee success. To do this, you need to go to "Settings> General> Reset", select "Reset all settings." After that, all settings return to the factory settings.
  • Wait for an update: If there are serious problems in the firmware of the phone, you can hope for an update with bugs fixed. You can follow the software updates in the “Settings> General> Software Update” menu.

Battery runs out quickly

Основные проблемы iOS 8

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


  • Check out battery saving tips .
  • Try Hard Reboot using the “Sleep / Wake” and Home buttons (described above).

Solution to the problem:

  • There is some likelihood that the cause of the fast discharge is some kind of program. In Settings> General> Statistics> Battery Use, you can check which applications consume the most energy. If you come across a suspicious application draining a battery, you should check if there are updates available for it. If not, think about the appropriateness of its use. If you really need this application, try disabling its background update in the Content update section (Settings menu> General), as well as using geolocation for this application (Privacy menu> Geolocation services).

No sound

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

Solution to the problem:

  • Hard Reboot: Press and hold the Home and "Sleep / Wake" buttons for 10 seconds (until the device restarts).
  • In the “Settings> General” menu, check the section “Switch on the side panel”: there should not be a check mark next to the “Mute” item. Another state of sound can be checked in the Control Center.

Sync music does not work or takes a lot of time

Основные проблемы iOS 8

Some users encountered this problem after updating the firmware when it was necessary to restore data on the device. For some, this process took a lot of time (more than 24 hours), while for someone it just suddenly stopped.


  • You may have too many album covers in your library, and you just need to remove some of them.

Solution to the problem:

  • Launch iTunes, select the device you want (iPhone, iPad or iPod) in the left column. In the "Overview" section, check the box next to "Process music and video manually." If the check mark already stands, try to remove it, and then put it again.
  • Launch iTunes and connect your device to your computer. After that, in the “Settings> General> Statistics> Music” menu, delete all the music. In iTunes, go to the “Music” tab, uncheck “Sync Music” and save the changes. After this, re-tick "Sync music." Now synchronization should work without errors.

Problem with sending messages and group messaging in iMessage

After upgrading iOS, several problems appeared in iMessage at once: someone cannot send messages at all; Someone, instead of group messaging, iMessage now simply sends SMS to all chat participants.


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

Solution to the problem:

  • If you find that you cannot send messages at all, then the problem may be related to the Waiting for activation. Try to go to the “Settings> Messages” menu and disable the Send as SMS and iMessage functions. Now go to “Settings> General> Reset” and click “Reset network settings”. After that, return to the “Settings> Messages” menu and re-enable the Send as SMS and iMessage functions.

Sudden reboot and blue screen

For some people, after updating the firmware, the phone began to unexpectedly reboot, show errors, and someone had a blue screen of death. Such a behavior of the phone could not be connected with something concrete, because all those who had these problems, at the moment X, performed completely different tasks on the phone.

Solution to the problem:

  • Go to “Settings> General> Reset” and select “Reset all settings”. This will reset all your phone settings (passwords, wallpapers 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 kind of application. To find out if this is the case, you can delete the applications one by one and then check whether something has changed in the behavior of the smartphone.

Can't upload photos via Safari browser

Most people switched to the new iPhone firmware only to find out that now they cannot upload photos via the Safari browser.


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

Solution to the problem:

  • This is a bug in the mobile version of Safari, and you cannot fix it yourself. It remains to wait for the update.

Where are the Spotlight tips?

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


  • Spotlight tips are now available in only 15 countries. You can view 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 “Settings> General> Language and Region” menu (it is important that they match). After changing the settings, restart the device.
  • The following problem: if you do not know enough English or any other of the supported languages, this solution is not suitable for you.

Poor performance

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


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

Solution to the problem:

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