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Apple released iOS 12.1.4 last week, primarily to fix the Group FaceTime We have often seen interim updates increase iPhones’ battery life due to optimizations and other tweaks. However, the opposite can also happen, so the YouTube channel iAppleBytes carried out the iOS 12.1.4 battery life test to find out whether the latest iOS update has affected battery life. AppleBytes conducted the popular Geekbench battery life benchmark test on an iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 running on the latest version of iOS. The channel regularly performs this test on the latest version, and whenever the next one is released, it runs the tests again and releases an After performing the iOS 12.1.4 battery life test, iAppleBytes compared the results with those from the iOS 12.1.3 test. Overall, the iOS 12.1.4 battery life test showed a very marginal improvement over the previous version of iOS. The biggest gainer was the iPhone 8, which gained six minutes after updating to iOS 12.1.4. However, that’s not a big gain when you consider how long it takes the entire battery to drain.

Talk to your peers, friends, and family members, who got their iPhones repaired in the recent past. As they have already experienced the services of a few stores in the locality, their feedback will help you further shortlist a few names for getting the repair done. You may then personally visit the shortlisted places and shop around for prices. You may also call these stores or visit their websites to know more about them. If you stay too far from the store, you may request them to send their technician at your home for iPhone repair. Thus, finding the best place for getting an iPhone repaired requires a lot of patience. Be it water damage repair, iPhone screen replacement, software update, or USB port/volume button repair, you need to find the right place for repair. Not every [ cell phone repair] store or technician is capable of repairing iPhones. Therefore, just make sure that the place that you finally choose for your iPhone is authorized to repair iPhones and has certified iPhone specialists.

What’s puzzling about it is that the repair procedure involves fixing the rear camera, which has nothing to do with Face ID. The first step involves trying to repair the device by fixing the rear camera. In order to provide the best customer experience, if a customer reports that their iPhone X is having Face ID issues, you may be able to resolve the issue with a rear camera repair. Run AST 2 on the customer’s device to check the camera. If the diagnostics find issue with the camera, perform the repair to see if the issue is resolved. If the issue is not resolved, perform a whole unit replacement instead of a same-unit display repair. It’s unclear what the link between rear and front camera is, but it sure looks like an issue with the dual-lens camera on the back might hinder Face ID functionality. If the repair doesn’t work, then a full-device replacement is advised. The Face ID issue doesn’t appear to be widespread, but if you’re experiencing any problems, you should have your device checked. Start by visiting the customer support page on Apple’s website.

In most cases, when you need to repair your iPhone, you'll be sending it to Apple directly. And this tends to cost quite a bit for various reasons - logistics and transportation, original replacement parts, as well as labor. But you may be surprised that you can often get that repair done for far less by taking your iPhone to a third-party shop which handles phone repairs in general. Don't always count on third-party replacements as an ultimate solution though. There are cases when it might be a more viable idea to get the parts from Apple themselves, just like with the actual repair.

VSCO Cam is an app that’s packed full of features that enable to you edit and enhance your iPhone photos. The app offers several filters that can be applied to your photos for creative effects, as well as useful editing features, like the ability to adjust brightness, contrast, temperature, and so on. VSCO Cam is more than just a photo editing app, you can also use the app to improve your photos while you’re shooting - with the option to adjust shutter speed, white balance, and more. Marketing itself as the number one photo collage maker, Pic Stitch is an iPhone app that offers 245 different photo collage layouts, the ability to create your own layout, as well as 15 photo aspect ratios.

The app also offers its users several photo effects filters and the option to pan, rotate, flip, zoom, and mirror images. Creating a photo collage is easy with Pic Stitch and the results look amazing! Reflections in photos can look incredible, but it isn’t always easy to capture the perfect reflection. Photo Reflection is, as the name implies, an iPhone app that allows you to add reflections to your images. Using this app, you can add a reflection to your photo in any direction and you can also adjust the height and fade of the reflection. The app includes 16 effects and basic photo editing tools.

The selfie craze isn’t going away. Perfect365. This app has so many customizable features, you can take your selfie photo and turn it from drab to fab quicker than you can pull a brush through your hair. Perfect365 offers over 20 beauty tools and its preset makeup templates are inspired by current beauty trends and celebrity You can even try new hairstyles with this app! This highly rated app offers you a way to very quickly and easily create a 360-view photo of your surroundings. Unlike a traditional photo, 360 Panorama photos show more than just a glimpse of where you’ve been.

All you need to do is pan your smartphone and the app will stitch the images together seamlessly. Your panoramas are geotagged and you can share your photos to Facebook and Twitter directly from the app. If you’re a Photoshop user, you may be familiar with "selective desaturation" or "selective coloring." Color Splash does the same thing with your iPhone photos. The app allows you to convert some parts of your photo to black and white while retaining the color in other selected areas. It’s a fun app to play with and can really enhance your photos, drawing attention to the subject. Adobe Photoshop Express has all the tools and features you would expect to find from an Adobe photo editing app. You can use the app’s one-touch auto adjustment features to fix your photos, or take full control over the post-processing process by using the slide-controls to adjust exposure, white balance, contract, and more.

How to recover data from dead phone or even dead motherboard? 2. Desolder the A8 CPU, EEPROM and NAND Flash from motherboard with QUICK 861DW hot air gun. Note: you have to handle the 3 chips very carefully or data recovery will not be successful! 3. Use rosin, BGA paste flux, PCB cleaner, soldering iron and razor blade to clean the 3 chips. 4. Reballing the chips with iPhone BGA reballing stencil. 5. Put the new motherboard on iPhone 6 PCB holder and remore the A8 CPU, NAND Flash, EEPROM from it. 7. Now finally we can assemble and install the iPhone 6 to have a test, data recovery is successful!

Either way you do it you will be prompted to Download and Install, which you should do. This will begin the process of updating your iPhone to iOS 4.1, which is a fairly hands off automatic process. You will be given information about what is included in the iOS 4.1 update and you will have to agree to the Software License Agreement. It will take a few minutes for the download to complete, iTunes will back up your iPhone, and then it will appear to shut off as it is essentially uploading the iOS 4.1 software to your iPhone. Once it has completed then your iPhone will be ready with iOS 4.1. You should have already updated your iTunes to iTunes 10 otherwise you are going to have to go through that process as What’s Up With 4.1?

The iOS 4 update was not just for the iPhone 4 and earlier versions like the iPhone 3Gs, but also for its companion device the iPod Touch. With the iOS 4 on the iPod Touch you will find that there are new features added, old features updated, and a lot of bugs fixed. Unfortunately, every time there is a step forward there is another step back. There are still a number of common iOS 4 problems with the iPod Touch and there is a concerted effort to try to figure out how to troubleshoot these issues. Here are a few of the most common iOS 4 problems with the iPod Touch and some ways to try and repair them.

One of the most common iOS 4 problems with the iPod Touch happens when you are trying to initiate the iOS 4 upgrade. When you are going through the iOS 4 upgrade everything should go fairly standard. Once you go through the basic agreements it should download and then sync to your iPod Touch, which will be attached to your computer. This may cause your iPod Touch to freeze or some other problem, and for this there is usually a universal solution. Go ahead and press the iPod Touch’s Home button and the Wake/Sleep button on top of the iPod Touch and hold them until you get the Apple logo.

Wait until your iPod Touch is back in order and try the iOS 4 upgrade for your iPod Touch again. There have been a whole range of claims around iOS 4 problems with the iPod Touch, many of them dealing with the iPod Touch’s content. This may include a lower quality for images and video that are on your iPod Touch, difficulty with email accounts, and problems with iPod Touch apps. If there are any of these problems then what you should try to do first is delete every single element that is having a problem. From here you should try to resync your iPod Touch to see if the media or content once it returns is back to working order.

Go ahead and remove the email account information and then reload it, which is essentially the same process as with corrupted media and apps. Everything should have been backed up from your iPod Touch when you go through the iPod Touch upgrade. Depleted iPod Touch Battery Life? It is still not officially confirmed if there is a problem with the iPod Touch’s battery life once you upgrade to iOS 4, but it is possibly the most reported. There really is no concrete way to troubleshoot this iOS 4 problem with the iPod Touch, but there are ways to extend the iPod Touch’s battery life. The App Store is a new feature on the iPod Touch with the iOS 4 and may incur a number of different problems. Make sure that your App Store information is entered correctly, especially your username and password. If your account is in working order then you should be able to interact with it in the same way that you would with the iPhone. On the same note, you are going to have to use an adequate Wi-Fi network.

Is the iPhone X struggling to put a name to the face? 999 smartphone introduced a Face ID recognition system when it went on sale in November 2017, but the replacement for the Touch ID fingerprint scanner may have some trouble authenticating the user in a limited number of circumstances. The company issued a new service policy, uncovered on Sunday, that seems to suggest a link between the rear camera failing and the front camera struggling with faces. The feature is a big change for Apple, which removed the home button present since the original iPhone in 2007 and switched to a gesture-based system.

The "notch" at the top of the screen houses a TrueDepth sensor, similar to a Microsoft Kinect, that beams infrared to scan a user’s Apple claims the system is so precise there’s only a one in a million chance the phone will unlock with the wrong face. Users experiencing an issue may want to take their phone to the store to get an expert response. The document claims that stores are authorized to switch out the entire device instead of performing a screen repair. This display repair process came under criticism after it was discovered the iOS 11.3 software update disabled the ambient light sensor if a screen repair came from an unauthorized third party. The "Horizon" machine, shipped to some 4,800 repair partners, enables Face ID repairs without triggering the phone security. All signs point to the Face ID staying in the product line for now. Chief designer Jony Ive is so confident about the iPhone X design he referred to it as "a new chapter" in the company’s history.

Modern smartphones are highly integrated devices, bringing immense computing power into the palm of one’s hand. This portable computing power and connectivity has both changed society in innumerable ways, and also tends to lead to said powerful computers ending up dropped on the ground or into toilets. Repairs are often limited to screen replacement or exchanging broken modules, but it’s possible to go much further. The phone is an iPhone 7, which a service center reported had issues with the CPU, and the only fix was a full mainboard replacement. ] weren’t fussed, however, and got to work. The mainboard is installed in a CNC fixture, and the A10 CPU is delicately milled away, layer by layer. A scalpel and hot air gun are then used for some further cleanup of the solder pads.

Some conductivity testing to various pads is then carried out, for reasons that aren’t entirely clear. At this point, a spare A10 CPU is sourced, and a stencil is used to apply solder paste or balls - it is not immediately obvious which. The new chip is then reflowed on to the mainboard, and the phone reassembled. The device is then powered on and shown to be functional. It’s an impressive repair, and shows that modern electronics isn’t so impossible to fix - as long as you have the right tools to hand. The smart thing is, by using the CNC machine with a pre-baked program, it greatly reduces the labor required in the removal stage, making the repair much more cost-effective. The team are particularly helpful, linking to the tools used to pull off the repair in the video description. We’ve seen similar hacks, too - such as upgrading an iPhone’s memory. Video after the break.

In what would make for an unprecedented move, Apple will allegedly begin repairing iPhones with non-Apple batteries. According to internal documents obtained by Mac Rumors, your local Genius Bars and Apple Authorized Service Providers have been instructed to go ahead with repairs unrelated to an already-replaced battery. Apple did not return a request for confirmation on the circulating This policy update is a major departure from the tech giant’s famously strict AppleCare warranty, which the company has been known to void on devices with third party parts. Phone owners will also be pleased to hear that if their non-Apple batteries are in need of repairs, the technicians will go ahead and replace them with proprietary Apple batteries "at their discretion," the documents state. Unlike the standard in-warranty service however, this will incur a fee for the owner. It’s also worth noting that the update only affects iPhones batteries. These offerings include liquid and physical damage in recent years, which the company did not previously cover. Whether the new policy changes are part of a larger strategy to work with—rather than against—third party repair centers remains to be seen. It’s an issue that the company has been embroiled in, which has cost it lawsuits against independent repair shops.

After paying to fix a broken iPhone a few years ago, one Michigan teen has since learned how to fix iPhones himself. Now, he’s become an activist for individuals to have the right to repair their devices. 120 for Apple to fix the device, Motherboard reports. Shortly after that, the new display started acting up. 120 for Apple to replace the faulty screen, Raghavendran pulled up YouTube videos and learned how to make the repair himself. The teen now owns an iPhone repair business called SKR Screen Repair where he fixes phone displays for half the cost Apple Raghavendran faced problems when iOS 11.3 dropped. The update killed functionality in devices with some third-party displays. Some of his customers, primarily high school classmates, were affected by the update, and Raghavendran had to scramble to figure out fixes. This incident inspired him to start doing more to protect peoples’ right to repair their electronics. Right to repair legislation would open up smartphone repairs to a broader number of independent repair outlets, supplying them with original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts and service manuals. It would also likely make it easier for consumers to buy OEM replacement parts and make fixes themselves. This legislation is typically modeled after the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act, which passed in More than a dozen states are now eyeing similar legislative measures to empower consumers and reduce electronic waste.