iOS 7.1.1 Update is Released - Improved Touch ID & Fixed Keyboard Issues

On 22nd, April, Apple released a new update for iOS 7.1 on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It is iOS 7.1.1 which is the improvement of iOS 7.1, focuses primarily on fixing the remaining issues on the latest iOS 7.1.

History of iOS 7

ios 7.1.1 update released

In October of last year, iOS 7 was firstly released. With its outstanding using experience and cool interface, it becomes the most popular and favored operating system among iOS users.

In March of this year, after a series of iOS 7.0.X, Apple released its first major update – iOS 7.1. In iOS 7.1, Apple added a few new features, for example, the support for CarPlay, improved performance across Apple's device lineup and fixed many of the bugs that persisted since the initial release of iOS 7.

Now, Apple released another update of iOS 7.1, aim to provide iOS users a better and easier system. Specifically, according to Apple, iOS 7.1.1 update contains improvements, bug fixes and security updates, including:
 >Further improvements to Touch ID fingerprint recognition
 >Fixes a bug that could impact keyboard responsiveness
 >Fixes an issue when using Bluetooth keyboards with VoiceOver enabled

The update is available for all devices that run iOS 7 and varies between 15 and 30MB in size depending on which device you are using.

Detailed Tech Spec for iOS 7.1.1 Update

Devices that is allowed to run iOS 7: iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5S, 5C; iPad 2, iPad mini, the new iPad, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display; iPod Touch 5.

Space Needed: 15 to 30MB. You’d better leave enough space for the update.

Supported Language: Deutsch, English, Français, 日本語, Español, Italiano, Nederlands, Dansk, Norsk Bokmål, Polski, Português, Português (Brasil), Pусский, Suomi, Svensk, 简体中文, 繁體中文, 한국어, Bahasa Indonesia, British English, Crna Gora, Eesti, Hrvatski, Latviešu, Lietuvių, Magyar, Melayu (Malaysia), Română, Shqip, Slovenčina, Slovenščina (Slovenija), Tiếng Việt, Türkçe, Íslenska, Čeština, Ελληνικά, Български, Македонија, Українська, עברית, العربية (مصر)‏, ไทย

An overview of iOS 7.1.1 is here on Apple Support.

Kindly Tips: There are some situations and fixes you may encounter when you are updating your iPhone to iOS 7.1.1.


How to Recover iPhone Contacts - Address Book is Missing Accidentally

how to recover contacts form iPhone
iPhone Contacts Missing

"And of a sudden, all my iPhone contacts are gone”.

We can see this same or similar question persistently appear online: various discussions, forums, and communities. Of course, this raises a few eyebrows. Why so many iPhone users lost contacts unexpectedly? Generally, there are countless reasons that can cause iPhone contacts loss. Let’s go to explore the most common and top 5 reasons.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Lost iPhone Contacts

A lot of reasons and unexpected incidents can lead to iPhone contacts loss. One or combinations of the below situations may match yours.

iPhone iOS Upgrade: e.g. From iOS 6 to iOS 7

This is the most common one reason that caused iPhone lost contacts and other data. As long as you ever updated your iPhone to a higher iOS version, you may know this: after updating to iOS 7, iPhone prompts whether you’d like to use iCloud and sync iPhone data such as contacts, photos, notes, calendars, etc. Users who previously never synced iPhone contacts to iCloud but willingly or not accepted Apple’s prompt, might find address book is empty without any contact.

iPhone Jailbreak

This is not a direct reason that caused iPhone contacts loss, but having your iPhone Jailbroken could lead to situations in which iPhone contacts are lost.

iPhone Factory Reset

When your iPhone runs into unexpected states such as iPhone stuck on recovery mode, frozen or unresponsive, maybe resetting is a solution to fix it. But what you may not know is that resetting also erased all data and setting on iPhone. Accidental reset also caused data loss on iPhone. 

iPhone Unexpected Attack Such as Automatic Restart

We can randomly see some users complained online that their iPhone automatically restarts or stuck into reboot loop. This could lead to loss of iPhone contacts among other phone data.

Accidental Deletion

Seemly, this is the most stupid thing, but this really happen on no less users.

How to Recover Lost Contacts from iPhone 5s, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS?

In this article, I will give you 3 methods to get your lost contacts and other more data like photos, text messages, notes, videos in camera roll back.

Method 1: Restore iPhone Contacts from iTunes Backup

Restore Contacts from iTunes Backup

Chances are that you backed up your iPhone to iTunes the last time you plug your device into computer. If in this case, you are lucky. Go through the following steps to perform iPhone contacts recovery

How to Recover deleted iPhone contacts via iTunes backup:
Chances are, you backed up your device in iTunes the last time you plugged the device in. If this is the case, you’re in luck.

To restore a deleted contact on your iPhone, all you do is:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac
Step 2: Open iTunes
Step 3: Click on Devices tab
Step 4: Right-click on the iPhone that’s connected and click ‘Restore from Backup’

Method 2: Retrieve iPhone Contacts form iCloud Backup

how to restoe iPhone contacts from iCloud backup
Restore Contacts from iCloud Backup

If you cannot be sure whether you have the contacts on iCloud backup, you can check that by the below steps:
>> Login to https://www.icloud.com with your Apple ID and password
>> Click on Contacts
>> Search your contacts to check if the deleted/lost contact (from your iPhone) is still visible here
If yes, you can now recover that lost contact easily.
Step 1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone
Step 2: Turn off Contacts (if it’s not turned off already)
Step 3: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
Step 4: Now, turn ON the contacts again and tap “Merge”; wait for a while
Step 5: After sometime, you should see the deleted contact back on your iPhone
Step 6: In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) and then re-add the iCloud account by logging in with your Apple ID and password
Step 7: Merge all data and wait for a while. After sometime, iCloud will have merged all contacts to your iPhone and the deleted one should be back!

Method 3: Use Third Party Software to Recover iPhone Deleted/Lost Contacts

iPhone contacts lost
iPhone Data Recovery Software

If the above methods are not working for you, you may need to use paid iPhone data recovery software to find the lost contacts. Recommend one is Tenorshare iPhone data recovery, except for recovering data from iPhone without backup, you can also use other two modes: Recover data from iTunes backup & Recover data from iCloud backup. When you choose to recover data from iTunes/iCloud backup, iPhone is not needed, you can perform is without iPhone. Learn more about iPhone data recovery software, click the link.


New iOS 8 – Packed with Health Application Healthbook

Apple released its iOS 7 last year, whose huge change brings total polarization of evaluation. However, it has leaded the design of “flattering” trend. Not long ago, updated was released to fix some bugs. According to the previous experiences, the update after iOS 7.1 won’t have too big changes. Thus, more and more iFans are looking forward to iOS 8.

As the nearing of Apple WWDC,there has run out of more and more rumors about iOS 8. It is very likely that  iOS 8 will be released on June, and come into market on Sept. along with iPhone 6.   Let’s lay out what has been rumored about  iOS in the rest article.

New Health Application - Healthbook

healthbook in iOS 8

At present, 9 to 5 Mac revealed a lot of  iOS screenshot which is most likely  iOS 8 beta. The most obvious change from the screenshot is the new application called “Healthbook” which is able to achieve various sport supervising functions. Screenshots also tell us Healthbook is designed to supervise users’ amount of exercise, heart rate, hydration level, blood pressure even glycemic index. Obviously, it is more powerful than other similar application. M7 Sport coprocessor, which is packed in iPhone 5s, is able to achieve ordinary supervising function, but not to supervise heart rate, blood pressure and glycemic index.

Apple Map App is Enhanced

enhanced Apple map in iOS 8

Apple Map App is released with  iOS 6. As we know, it can’t be compared with Google Map in terms of function and public praise. It is improved in  iOS 7 on function and accuracy, and is expected to be better in  iOS 8. According to an informed source, Apple is planning to add train, metro and bus information to its Maps. However, it is involved to main American cites at the launch and more other cities around the globe will be added gradually.

In addition, interesting contents nearing to bus/train station or airport will also be added. And interface experience is to be improved as well.

Open Public Use of Siri Interface

Siri, as one of the apps that Apple gives great expectation, is not so satisfactory to public. Thus, in order to change this situation, Apple might open the Siri interface to public in iOS 8, aiming to be compatible with more third party apps as well as achieve more application forms. Plus, there is rumor said that Siri would be likely to be capable with context awareness. For example, when you are running, it will initiate the sport supervising function automatically, then, it is a real “Smart Setting”.

iTunes Radio Becomes an Independent Application

It is likely that iTunes Radio will become an independent application in  iOS 8, and it will also support more countries and regions.

Text Editor and Preview Application

Though there is no big change on  iOS 8 interface, many new applications will be added into it. Except for Healthbook, operation tips and new text editor applications will also be built in.

iOS 8