How To: Fix Your iOS 8 Bugs for good!


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So Apple has just released its anticipated version of its Mobile operating system, iOS 8. With this release came many new amazing features along with some new and annoying bugs. Many have decided to wait on iOS 8 for the bugs to be fixed, but the bugs are really not that big of a deal to fix. In this article, we will show you how to fix many of these bugs.

Backup

Before continuing, please backup your device to iTunes or to iCloud.

Backup to iTunes

  1. Connect your device to iTunes
  2. Find your device and click it to bring up the Details screen.
  3. press Sync. iTunes should do this upon seeing your device, but this will make sure that your device is backed up.

Backing up to iCloud

  1. On your iOS device, go to Settings -> iCloud -> Backup
  2. Tap on Backup Now

Resetting your device

The best way to fix iOS bugs is to just simply reset your device. This will erase all content and settings, but it will make sure that iOS is running the way Apple Programmed it. As you use your iOS device over time, files and scripts get lodged in memory, and just like with Windows, your device starts to work strangely. This typically causes the problems after updating to iOS 8 To restore your device:

  1. Go to Settings -> General -> Reset all content and settings.
  2. Type in your device’s pin and password. 
  3. wait for the device to reset.
  4. Once restore is complete, you may run the device setup, and restore from iCloud, or set your phone/iPad up as a new device. This will ensure that your device works efficiently. You can always download your apps and purchases from iTunes with iCloud. iCloud Drive will keep your documents that are in each app such as your Pages documents.

Conclusion

While the iOS 8 bugs are causing a lot of problems, it is possible for users to use their devices effectively after doing a reset. Perhaps if Apple would have given developers more time to work with the betas that were not released for a month, these bugs could have been reported and fixed.

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