iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2, iOS 8.1.3: Features, Problems, News & Tips

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iOS 8.1.3

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 on January 27th, 2015, which includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements. iOS 8.1.3 also kills TaiG jailbreak as Apple has also patched several vulnerabilities used by the jailbreak.

iOS 8.1.2

Apple released iOS 8.1.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on December 9th, which bug fixes and addresses a problem where ringtone purchased through iTunes Store may have been removed form your device.

iOS 8.1.1

Apple released iOS 8.1.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on November 17th, which includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.

iOS 8.1

Apple released iOS 8.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on October, which includes a number of improvements and enables new features such as SMS Relay, Apple’s Apply Pay mobile payment service, iCloud Photo Library in beta which were announced at the WWDC Keynote in June 2014. It also restores the Camera roll, which was removed in iOS 8.

Check our post to find out what’s new in iOS 8.1:

What’s new in iOS 8.1

Compatibility

The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.1.1:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
  • iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
  • Retina iPad mini, 1st gen iPad mini
  • iPod touch 5th generation

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How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG 2.1.2 Jailbreak tool

How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG 2.1.2 Jailbreak tool

The TaiG team has just released a new version of their popular jailbreak tool for Windows to jailbreak iOS 8.3 – iOS 8.1.3.

Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.3

Apple stops signing iOS 8.1.3

Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.1.3, two weeks after releasing iOS 8.2. This means that users won’t be able to downgrade from iOS 8.2 to iOS 8.1.3.

This tiny box uses brute force to bypass the passcode on your iPhone

This tiny box uses brute force to bypass the passcode on your iPhone

With almost every iteration of iOS, Apple has made it even more difficult to bypass a passcode lock. But the tiny box you see above is able to use brute force to bypass a passcode and gain entry to a locked iOS device while keeping its data intact.

Jailbreakers: iOS 8.2 beta 2 and iOS 8.2 beta 1 are no longer being signed

Jailbreakers: iOS 8.2 beta 2 and iOS 8.2 beta 1 are no longer being signed

We’ve some bad news for users who are looking to jailbreak their device. Apple has stopped signing iOS 8.2 beta 1 and beta 2 firmware files.

iOS 8.3 may run slightly faster on older iOS devices [Video]

iOS 8.3 may run slightly faster on older iOS devices [Video]

When iOS 8 was released, users of older devices such as iPhone 4s and iPad 2 had complained about performance problems.

‘Masque Attack II’ reportedly still bypasses Apple’s prompt for trusting apps

‘Masque Attack II’ reportedly still bypasses Apple’s prompt for trusting apps

Near the end of 2014, security research firm FireEye found malicious software that it dubbed “Masque Attack,” which could fundamentally bypass the prompt issued by iOS to either trust or not trust some apps. Now, “Masque Attack II” is reportedly causing the same issues.

Jailbreakers: You can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

Jailbreakers: You can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

Even though Apple released iOS 8.1.3 on January 27th, which killed the TaiG and PP jailbreak, it was still possible to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 back to iOS 8.1.2 as Apple did not stop signing the iOS 8.1.2 firmware file.

iPhone or iPad battery draining faster after iOS 8.4.1 update? Try these tips to improve battery life

iPhone or iPad battery draining faster after iOS 8.4.1 update? Try these tips to improve battery life

Apple released iOS 8.4.1, which includes bug fixes and improvements for Apple Music. While they don’t have any major enhancements that should have an adverse impact on battery life, some readers have complained that the battery is draining a lot faster after installing the update.

Poll: Did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.3?

Poll: Did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8.1.3?


Apple last week publicly released iOS 8.1.3, a minor revision containing bug fixes and performance improvements. The question for today’s poll is, did you update your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to iOS 8 when it was released.

How to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

How to downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2

Apple released iOS 8.1.3 few days back, which includes fixes for some annoying bugs, increased stability and performance improvements.

Update (February 10): You can no longer downgrade from iOS 8.1.3 to iOS 8.1.2 as Apple has stopped signing the iOS 8.1.2 firmware file. Check this post for more details.