iOS 8 Beta 4: Tips App, Control Center Redesign & New Display Options

iOS 8 Beta 4 Released on 21st, July

2 weeks after the release of the third beta of iOS 8 and more than one and a half months since the unveiling of new system iOS 8 on WWDC, the fourth version finally comes!

iOS 8 Beta 4 update, build number 12A4331d, is available through OTA on your iOS devices. Also, you can download it from iOS Developer Center.

download iOS 8 Beta 4
iOS 8 Beta 4

New Features of iOS 8 Beta 4

Including improved integration with OS X, HealthKit, Family Sharing, QuickType Keyboard, interactive notifications and more, iOS 8 brought a range of new features. Then what are brought by iOS 8 Beta 4?

No 1: Redesign of Control Center

The control center removed the black borders around the icons on the top and bottom, in addition, it will turn the icons white when activated.

Control Center 

No 2: New Options on Display

Unbundled from wallpaper, there is a new Display & Brightness section where you can adjust screen brightness, text size and active bold text.

No 3: Tips App

This is the first surface of Tips App, giving users tips on how to use iOS 8 on a weekly basis. There are directions on using quick notification responses, sending voice messages, using notifications for Mail response, activating Siri hands-free, etc.
Note that the Tips App will be a default iOS App, end users can’t uninstall it after you installed iOS 8 Beta 4.

So far, the iOS 8 is only available to registered developers. When will it be available to public? Rumors said that at this fall after several iterations, it will be available to public. Based on Apple’s convention, new iOS is likely to be released alongside new iPhone. So the big chance is that the time when iPhone 6 launches is the time iOS 8 becomes public.

Important tip: Exiting an iPhone that stuck on recovery mode during update, ReiBoot is the best tool, a freeware provided by Tenorshare.

How to Move/Extract Data from iPhone to Mac

Why You Need to Transfer Data from iPhone to Mac

As we know, photos and videos are the most space-taking files on iPhone but we like to use iPhone as the portable camera to take and save pictures/videos. So the problem is coming: As more and more pictures added on your iPhone, you would have no space one day, then you cannot use your iPhone to take pictures anymore. A good solution to this is to move data and save it on Mac or other removable disks/cards.

Is there a way to move the pictures/videos and other data from iPhone to Mac? Absolutely there is. We have demonstrated how to backup iPhone data to iTunes/iCloud before and analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of each method. In this article, I will introduce you a professional iPhone data transfer tool.

how to extract data from iPhone to mac
Transfer/Move Data from iPhone to Mac

How to Move Pictures/Videos or Other Files from iPhone to Mac?

In terms of stability and security (Apple controls everything), iPhone/iPad/iPod OS is a closed system in which you cannot do anything you want unless jailbreaking your iPhone. For example, you can’t move the data directly from iPhone to computer. So let’s learn how to move data from iOS to Mac with professional data backup tool.

Indeed, the so-called data backup tool is iPhone Data Recovery literally. Key functions of this iPhone data recovery are as follows:

1. Recover deleted or lost data from iPhone (The main and original function)
2. Extract data from iTunes backup and saved the extracted data on local computer
3. Restore data from iCloud backup if you ever backed up your iPhone to iCloud.

In the use of this software, we found that it scans existing data on your iPhone as well as the deleted/lost ones, and you can recover the existing files and save them on local computer. So this derives the backup/transfer function.

In other words, the transfer function is the recovery of existing data. It is to “Recover” the existing data to your local computer.

How to Use iPhone Data Recovery to Transfer/Copy Data from iPhone to Mac?

Firstly, you need to download the software and install it on your Mac. Click the icon to run or tick “Run after installation is done”. >> Download iPhone Data Recovery for Mac here.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone with Mac after you run the iPhone data recovery software.
Step 2: When this program recognized your iPhone, click “Start Scan”, then it will scan all the data on your iPhone.
Step 3: When scan process is complete, you are allowed to preview all the data in categories. Click the corresponding folder to view the detailed data information.
Step 4: Choose what you need to copy and click “Recover” on the bottom right. At last, specify a proper save path for these extracted files.

Important: This software is designed for all iPhone models but different version has different software version. Get the right one for your device: iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3GS.


iOS 8 Beta 3 is Available for Developers – New iCloud Drive Functionality, New Handoff Settings & More

On July, 3rd, the third version of iOS 8 Beta, iOS 8 Beta 3 was released 20 days after the second version iOS 8 Beta 2 which was released on June 17. iOS 8 Beta 3 is now available for developers to explore and study the new features, functions, etc.

iOS 8 Beta 3, labeled build number 12A4318C, was released to Apple developers via OTA mechanism. According to the MacRumors Post, the latest iOS 8 Beta added new functionality and updated some app’s features. Let’s have a look below.

What's New on iOS 8 Beta?

Add new iCloud Drive functionality: A new popup window giving users the option to upgrade to iCloud Drive

Update Find My Friends app: Allow users to move their friends list to an iCloud account if necessary
A new handoff on/off slider in the Settings menu: Allows users to seamlessly transfer tasks between iOS and OS X

An option to millimeter the QuickType keyboard: Let users toggle QuickType on and off
Shared Photo Streams has been renamed to Shared Album in the Photos app
Events and albums from Aperture are now available in the Photos app

Note: iOS 8 Beta builds are intended for developers to test their iOS apps and it should be careful to install on your production device. And there is always a risk to lose data after iOS update. Never forget to backup your device before upgrade and don't forget to seek for help from iPhone Data Recovery to recover lost data in case you didn't make backup or the backup is unavailable/corrupted.


iOS 7.1.2 Update – Fixed iBeacon Connectivity and Fixed Bugs & Compatible with PanGu Jailbreak

iOS 7.1.2 is compatible with PanGu jailbreak
iOS 7.1.2 Update

Though iOS 8 Beta has come out for a period of time, iOS 7.1 still improved its better update. On July 1st, Apple pushed the new over-the-air update – iOS 7.1.2 to users. Reports said that the latest version has improved the iBeacon connectivity and fixed a series of bugs like data transfer for certain 3rd party accessories issues, enhanced major mail attachment privacy, etc.

We know, iOS 7.1.1 update came 2 months ago, improved Touch ID & Fixed keyboard issues. We don’t yet know how many updates will be there before official iOS 8 comes out. As for jailbreak, geeks care about whether the new iOS can be jailbroken.

However, the good news is that PanGu 1.A is compatible with iOS 7.1.2 well. So you are safe to update to Ios 7.1.2 if you want to keep your iPhone jailbroken. Since the launch of PanGu jailbreak at last week, most probably, many users have updated to iOS 7.1.1 and jailbroken their devices. The iOS 7.1.2 update software is just 32,3MB, if you have jailbroken your iOS 7.1.1 device, you’re highly suggested to update DFU through iTunes and avoid the OTA update.

Below is the changelog for iOS 7.1.2:

iOS 7.1.2 update changelog
iOS 7.1.2 Changelog