Forgotten Passcode on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Forgotten Passcode on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

This video will show you how to remove your forgotten passcode on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. This is helpful if you have forgotten your passcode or don’t know what it is.

Have you ever forgotten passcode before on your iPad? or has a family member added a passcode and then forgotten the passcode?
My first advice or words of wisdom would be to try and remember the original passcode first. If you still can’t remember the passcode then this video will show you how to remove the passcode from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The drawback to this is that you will lose any data on your device so it’s essential that you backup your device at all times. You can backup the device either through iTunes or iCloud.

Ok so the next step is to plug in your device into the computer that you synced the device with. Make sure this is the same computer that you sync the device with iTunes. If you get a passcode message this means you have plugged the device into the wrong computer. So try a different computer in your household.

If you have plugged the device into the correct computer in your iTunes there you should have a button which says restore iPad. To erase the iPad and get rid of the passcode you click the restore iPad button and you will see another window pop-up which says restore so go ahead and click restore. The iTunes will go ahead and download the iOS software which it will then restore on your iPad and this step will remove the passcode from your iPad. Make sure that your computer is connected to the internet because iTunes will download this software from apple.

Once the download has completed iTunes will extract the software to your iPad and then your iPad will restart and the passcode will be removed.

Apple Updates will they slow down your iPad?

In this video we run will find out if Apple updates can slow down your iOS device.

Hi All
Some people say that after they run Apple Updates on their iOS device so iPad, iPhone or iPod that their device slows down allot. I had an old iPad 2 laying around the house that was running a pretty old version of iOS, iOS 7. So I thought before I upgrade my old iPad 2 to the current version of iOS 9.2.1 at the time of writing this article. I thought I would run GeekBench which is a benchmark app used for testing the performance of hardware.

Apple Updates - iOS 7

So running iOS 7 I performed the following tests.
* Running GeekBench 3 times with device running on battery
* Running GeekBench 3 times with device plugged into power

The device operated pretty much the same with the cable plugged in or out. Here are the results.
iOS 7.1.2 Results
On Battery Single Core Score
264 Multi Core Score – 500
264 Multi Core Score – 499
264 Multi Core Score – 498

Plugged in Single Core Score
265 Multi Core Score – 499
264 Multi Core Score – 499
264 Multi Core Score – 499

iOS 9.2.1 Results
On Battery Single Core Score
262 Multi Core Score – 497
262 Multi Core Score – 496
262 Multi Core Score – 497

Plugged in Single Core Score
262 Multi Core Score – 496
262 Multi Core Score – 497
263 Multi Core Score – 497

So after looking at the results do Apple updates slow down the performance of your iOS device and it seems the answer to this question is YES! But in this instance not enough that I believe that you would notice.

What to do with your old broken iPad?

This video will show you what you can do to fix repair your old broken iPad.

Hi All,
I get allot of questions about old broken iPads so I thought I would put up a quick video about what you can do if anything with your older iPads. These steps will work with iPads, iPhones and iPods. This is helpful if you have got a new iPad and you want to retire your old iPad give it away or sell it and even recycle it for cash.

The first tip I mentioned was to make sure you have fully charged your iPad this is mainly for people that have faulty power cords or their laptop isn’t charging the device properly via the computer USB. Apple recently has recalled allot of these devices because they are faulty and I will go over how to work out if you cable is a faulty one or not. So its just something to try if you iPad or iOS device is not powering on properly.

old Broken iPad Power Cable

The next step is to clear out and personal data if you want to give away or sell the iPad. To do this its pretty easy go to Settings > General > Reset and then Erase all content and settings. This will put the device back into a factory default state simular to when you purchased the iPad.

The next step is to check your iOS version. Apple update the software on the iPad called firmware all the time and when they update this some apps may also need an update before they will work.
Now you can update the iOS by doing a OTA over the air update or you can do a full clean update by doing a DFU update. I wont go into this to much as I already have a video about how this is done and you can see it on the link below.
Phone DFU Mode – iPhone is disabled

Also you can find a complete list of iPad firmware here, iPad Firmware.

Lastly can you get your old broken iPad fixed under your warranty? and can you get a trade in voucher for your old working device? Well the answer is yes and you can check that on the links below.
These links are to the Apple.com US site. For people in other country’s just search for Warranty or recycle on your country’s Apple site.

Apple Links
Link to the Apple Warranty Check website here.
Link to the Apple Recycling & Reuse website here.

Good luck!
Matt

Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & Firstlook.

The brand new Apple iPad Pro, the first of its kind that Apple has released and it’s BIG, REAL BIG. But is it worth or just more of the same from Apple? I will leave that decision up to you. However lets take a look at what we are dealing with here in the Apple iPad Pro Unboxing & firstlook.

Lets talk about the size the screen is now a 12.9-inch retina display.
The iPad pro has 5.6 million pixels, which is the highest‑resolution Retina display of any of Apple’s iOS device’s so far. But this is probably because there is allot of real estate to fit that many pixels.

Apple iPad Pro Unboxing

In Apples words 🙂

iPad has always offered a uniquely simple yet immersive experience. And now with its expansive 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2, and refined Multi‑Touch technology, iPad Pro adds another dimension to that experience. It’s not just larger. It’s an iPad that lets you be more creative and more productive — at a whole new scale.

The iPad Pro sports Apple’s most powerful chip the A9X Chip and in the video we used Geekbench to benchmark the iPads Pro vs iPad Air 2. The iPad Pro smashes the iPad Air 2 in the single core scores of 3235 to 1817.

iPad Pro Geekbench Scores

Probably the next big change and something that is unique to the iPad range is the inclusion of two extra high‑fidelity speakers bringing the total up to four speakers in the iPad Pro. I doubt that this is something Apple can actually fit into the iPad Air 2 so I believe it will stay unique to the iPad pro only. So the idea is that the sound will be more engaging with three times the acoustic output of iPad Air. Which is great but we found that if you are holding the iPad Pro your hands tend to cover the exact spot where the speaker grills are mounted and may cause some distortion of the sound. Not a big deal, but one worth mentioning.

Lastly, as an optionally extra you can buy a pen and a keyboard case that will allow you to write on the iPad and type like a normal laptop. while this seems to work fine. It doesn’t really replace you desktop and if you are looking to do that you might be better off with something like the Microsoft Surface Book or the Surface Pro 4.

iPad Pro Pencil

For more details check out the Apple Official iPad Pro webpage.

Cheers
Matt

Apple iPad Air 2 Unboxing & Review

This video will show you the Apple iPad Air 2 Unboxing & Review.

Hi All,
I recently got Apple’s latest iPad Air 2 and thought I would do and unboxing and review to show those of you who are thinking about buying one what to expect when you do go through with the purchase.
Overall I was pretty impressed with this version its very light and thin as you can imagine. 6.1mm thin to be exact and weighing 0.96 pound.

The iPad Air 2 comes in three different colours Silver, Gold and Space Grey. With Storage sizes of 16GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively and you have a choice of WIFI or WIFI + Cellular.

iPad Air 2

At the time of writing this article prices start at $499 for the 16GB Wifi model and go all the way up to $829 for the top of the range 128GB cellular model.
The iPad Air 2 comes standard with the latest Retina display, which is a 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology at 2048-by-1536-pixel resolution at 264 ppi.
The display has a Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic and Antireflective coating which is fully laminated. The screen doesn’t fracture the images as much as previous models giving the user a much improved viewing experience.

All iPad Air 2’s have the A8X CPU with 64-bit architecture and a M8 motion coprocessor. The iPad Air 2, comes with 8MP iSight camera, some features are Burst mode, Tap Focus, Timer mode and Photo geotagging. The iSight camera allows HD video recording at 1080p (30 fps) and Slo-mo at (120 fps). and also features Time-lapse video, Video image stabilization, Improved face detection and 3x video zoom.

Lastly one of the other big upgrades is Touch ID which allows you to log into the iPad with the need for a passcode.
Over all pretty impress look and feel to Apples latest iPad, while I wouldn’t rush out and buy one myself. If you are in the market for a new tablet you would have to at least take a look at it.

Cheers
Matt

How to Add Bookmarks in IOS 8

This video will show you how to Add Bookmarks in IOS 8.

Hi All,
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.

Mac OS Bookmarks Page

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.

iOS Bookmark 1

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.

Add Bookmarks in IOS 8

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.

Save iOS Bookmark

Once saved the Bookmark will show up every time you start a new Safari browser session.

Saved iOS Bookmark

If you want to know more about iOS 8, you can find the official Apple site here.

iOS 8 Update

This video will show you an iOS 8 Update.

iOS 8

Hi All,
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.

Good luck 🙂
Matt

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http://www.123myit.com/2014/05/upgrade-downgrade-iphone-ipad-ipod-firmware/
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Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Unboxing & Firstlook

This video will show you the Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Unboxing & Firstlook.

Hi All
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.