This video will show you how to put an iOS device into DFU Mode & fix the error iPhone is disabled.
I always get allot of questions on what to do if an iDevice Apple iPhone, iPad or iPod has been locked and the device gives and error the “iPhone is disabled“. Basically, you cannot remember the password and get access to the device.
This happened to me recently, when I switched from an Apple iPhone 4S to the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Because I had not used my old iPhone in a long time. I could not remember what passcode I had set on the device.
The Official Apple process suggests an Erase and restore method. This erases all data on the idevice, so be aware that you will lose contacts, pictures and any other personal data on the device. Apple say that once you erase the device you can restore the data from iCloud, if you were lucky enough to have an iCloud account or if you have made an iTunes back up then you can do an iTunes restore of the data.
For me I figured if I didn’t need to access any of the data on the phone for such a long time, Then I probably wouldn’t need it after all. So in the video above I just do a clean install of iOS.
iPhone DFU Mode – which stands for Device Firmware Upgrade, allows the device to be flashed with a new version of iOS. Just bare in mind that Apple only allows you to upgrade your iOS version. You cannot go sideways or down in versions, as a general rule.
In the video example above, I had to use iPhone DFU Mode to upgrade the device from iOS 7 to iOS 8. Once I do this upgrade it is very hard if not impossible to roll back this change.
A complete list on the iPhone DFU Mode firmware can be found on the following 123myIT.com pages below. iPhone iPod iPad
This video will show you how to Add Bookmarks in IOS 8.
I always cringe a bit when I see people that use their iOS device everyday. But still have the same old default Apple, Bing, Google and Yahoo Bookmarks icons in their Safari browser. This also goes for any Mac running OS X Yosemite as the home page on these Mac’s now defaults to a bookmarks screen bringing them inline with their iOS devices.
I really don’t like this page as I feel its locking people in. However its here to stay so we may as well work with it.
So the steps to add a Bookmark in iOS is pretty straight forward, all you need to do is go the website you want to add. For the example in the video I used the www.123myit.com website. Once you have browsed to your website. Press the up arrow icon in the middle of the page at the bottom.
Once this is done you will see a menu which contains the Add Bookmark, Add to Reading List, Add to Home Screen, Add to Shared Links buttons, press the Add Bookmark button and this will take you to the next screen.
The next screen will have the Bookmark that you want to save, at this stage you can change the heading of the Book mark if you wish. In the video I have removed the “Your complete IT help portal” from the 123myit.com Bookmark. Once you have adjusted the heading simply press save.
Once saved the Bookmark will show up every time you start a new Safari browser session.
If you want to know more about iOS 8, you can find the official Apple site here.
This video will show you a first look and unboxing of the Apple iPhone 6 Plus mobile phone.
Recently I through it might be a good idea to purchase the iPhone 6 Plus to do a review and unboxing for everyone. Normally I am not such an Apple fan boy, however the part that sold me on the iPhone 6 plus was a few things.
* Greater battery life
* 5.5 inch LED-backlit widescreen Multi‑Touch display with IPS technology
* 1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
Which is pretty awesome. How comfortable the phone is in your hand when talking on the phone remains to be seen.
Also it make you wonder if Apple plan to kill off the iPad mini with the size of this phone? If is the price difference between the iPad and iPhone will keep it safe.
Well of course the iPhone 6 plus is thinner over all, however the camera on the back of the phone does stick out. As for the phone size I do worry about my pocket getting smaller, I carry my phone in my left side pocket and one of the great things about the iPhone 4S was it fits well in small pockets.
The also has been allot said about the iPhone 6 Plus bending, when using the phone I did not notice any type of movement in the chassis of the phone. So if you are a normal user of the phone I wouldn’t worry about this.
This video will show you how to change the Sim & SD cards from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. Recently I moved my data from an iPhone 4S to a Samsung Galaxy S5. Once this was done the next step would be to change the sim card over as well. This will give the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone, mobile cell network access.
This video will show you How to switch from iPhone to Samsung Galaxy. Moving your data and contacts can be tricky when you upgrade however it easy if you use Samsung Smart Switch to copy your contacts, photos, videos and calendar items across to your new Samsung device.
As mentioned in the video above I went to reload the firmware on an iPad mini and iTunes started downloading Apple newly updated iOS 8.
The supported models for the iPhone start at the iPhone 4S and up. The iPad 2’s and up and the iPod 5th generation only.
You can find the direct links for iOS 8 on the links below.
Also before you upgrade you should try and save your signed shsh blobs file. This will allow you to downgrade back to iOS 7 is you so wish.
If you want to check out the Office Apple iOS 8 page you can find it here.
This video will show you the Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Unboxing & Firstlook.
I managed to get my hands on a new iPad mini 16GB wifi model. While I don’t use the iPads myself, I did notice that the screen is thumbs touch sensitive, which means its doesn’t detect your thumbs when holding the side of the screen. This seems to me to be a no brainer when you compare that with its competitor the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8 inch.
As mentioned in the video this model retails in the US for $299 & $429 for the cellular model. In Australia for A$349 and A$499 for the cellular model.