Category Archives: iPhone

How to Downgrade your iPhone 5s from iOS 8 to iOS 7

In this video I show you how to downgrade your iPhone 5s from iOS 8 Beta back to iOS 7.1.1

Like many people I wanted to try out the new iOS 8 which was announced on June 2nd at Apple’s WWDC14 Event.

iOS 8 is currently in beta testing and is should only be installed if your prepared for problems and bugs.  For me a few apps that I use on a daily bases kept crashing so I have decided to downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.1 and wait for iOS 8 Beta 2 which might be more stable.

The steps I have taken in this video will restore my iPhone 5s back to iOS 7.1.1 and then used my latest back to restore my iPhone back to how it was before I upgraded.

The first thing to note is that it is destructive and it will erase all apps and data on your device.  If you don’t have a backup of your phone before you upgraded you will lose it all..  You have been warned.  You can restore iOS 8 from iOS 7 backups but not iOS 7 from iOS 8 backups

1. First thing you want to do is get a copy of 7.1.1 IPSW for your iPhone.  Make sure you have the correct one.

2. Plug your iPhone into your mac and start itunes

3. Put your iPhone into recovery mode.

4. once in recovery mode you will want to press and hold “alt” and click restore in itunes.

5. browse to where you saved your IPSW file and select it.

6. Site back and wait

7. If you have backup your iPhone before you upgraded to iOS 8 then you can restore from that backup.

Good luck.

Helpful forum on iOS 8

Could the new iPhone 6 be getting a 4.8inch screen


Its been rumoured for years now that the next iPhone will have a larger and all we got was a slightly taller phone.   But this new claim says that the next iPhone will definitely have a 4.8in display.

Apple is currently using a 4inch screen having moved away from 3.5inch with the iPhone 5. But 4inch is still a lot smaller than the screens on flagship Android and Windows Phone devices.  Will Apple feel compelled to follow suit and give its customer a larger display.

Apple iPhone 5s quick review on and unboxing

I recently got my hands on the new iPhone 5s 16gb Silver and after trying out a few other phone over the past year I was please to get back to iOS.  So far the 5s has not dissapointed.  Check out my quick unboxing video.

Other features include slo-mo video, burst photo mode and the True-Tone dual LED Flash which I will show in a follow up video.

Storage: 16/32/64GB
Display: 4″ Retina Display (326 ppi)
Cameras: 8MP/1.3MP

Gold/Silver/Space Gray

Apple rumored to be testing 13-inch iPad and larger iPhone displays?

Apple is now testing larger displays for use with future iPhone and iPad devices, a recent reports suggest.

iphone5In a bid to offer more choice to its fan base and better compete with other smartphone manufactures, Apple is believed to now be actively engaged in developing a variety of different size iPhone models ranging from 4-inches right up to 5.7-inches.

The report suggests  production on the iPad 5 will begin ramping up in July and August. The iPad 5 will use the same 9.7-inch display as the iPad 4 but will feature a slimmer bezel similar to what’s employed on the iPad Mini.

Apple’s new line of devices are expected to launch later this quarter with a release date to follow shortly after.


Nokia Launches Free Mapping for iOS

Nokia has just release its new free mapping/routing app for iOS called “HERE maps” which promises features such as offline mode, transit and walking directions.


“HERE Maps helps you feel like a local anywhere you go. See where you are, search and discover nearby places, and get a feel for the place. Collect places to remember or for later discovery. Explore new destinations and know instantly how to get there on foot, by car or on public transport. HERE Maps is based on the world-class NAVTEQ mapping data used in 90% of in-car navigation systems in the world.”

• Map views – Pick the map you need from map view, live traffic view, public transport line view or satellite view

• Save map areas & wander without data coverage

• Maps, search and place coverage for nearly 200 countries

• Share places with just a tap, including the location and how to get there, over SMS, email, or social networks

• Step-by-Step voice-guided walk navigation

• Walk navigation through pedestrian routes, parks, alleyways, and more

• Public transportation and driving direction

Nokia’s HERE Maps is available now as a free download from iTunes – Nokia HERE maps