Best Hidden iPhone Secret Codes 2016

iOS is the one of the best mobile operating system.There are many secret and hidden features in iphone. iOS is getting smarter day by day there are many features which are hidden from the normal users which you can access via only hidden iphone secret codes 2015. iPhone developers also creates many backdoor through which you can enter into the system and you can change settings. It is not meant to be used these backdoor for malicious intent because developers blocked some modes and these backdoor are the way or allow the users to enter into the system and let you become familiar to the system. In smartphone these backdoor are called hidden secret codes. These are the numeric/symbolic sequences which allow you to access system settings for several uses. So here we collected some iphone secret codes 2016. May be some of them not work on specific device but you can try it if you can ! Check out these hidden codes and start exploring your iphone smartphone.

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iPhone Secret Codes 2016

*#06#
It helps to know IMEI Number of any phone i.e. it will work on any smartphone. Everyone knows this iphone secret codes 2015

*#21#
This code displays information about call forwarding (calls , voice and data)
*#62#
Information call forwarding if phone is switched off or in case of none of service is available
##002#
This code disables all call forwarding!
*#30#
This code allows or blocks the phone number calling you!
*#31#
Allows you to hide your phone number
*#33#
This code will give you a list with multiple configurations like ( call , sms , data etc) and show whether they are enabled or not
*#43#
This code helps to verify status of call waiting like SMS , Data and Sync data
*#61#
To know missed calls
*3001#12345#*

So, this is the list of all hidden iphone secret codes 2016 list which are working on all ios 8,7,and on iphone 6,iphone 6 plus,iphone 5s,iphone 5,4 and 3gs also these secret codes working on ipad. I hopes these codes  will help you alot. If you are facing any error or found any wrong codes then just drop it in comment section. Feel free to share these iphone secret hidden codes with your friends.


iPad Pro 13 inch

The latest leak shows what could be a case confirming a dual-port, dual-speaker design for the iPad Pro.

With Apple’s thinner, lighter iPad Air (and now iPad Air 2) and Retina display-equipped iPad mini 3 out in the open, what’s left for Apple to do? Rumour has it that Apple is working on a 12-inch Retina MacBook Air alongside another device, which may turn out to be a supersized version of one of the company’s existing products.

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That’s right: it’s believed that the Mac maker is working on an even larger iPad, commonly referred to as the “iPad Pro” – yet more recently we’ve also seen references to an “iPad Air Plus.” We’ve combed through all of the rumors and scuttlebutt to bring you everything we’ve heard so far about this alleged iPad Pro.

Apple invited the press to a “special event” October 24, but the iPad Pro was nowhere to be found, with the company instead choosing to launch the iPad Air 2 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Apple did something interesting with the launch of its fifth generation iPad (aside from a total hardware revamp): Gave it a new name. The iPad Air alluded to the Cupertino’s company adopting the naming convention of its laptop lines, the MacBook Air and Pro series, for its premiere range of tablets.

Logic would dictate, then, that if Apple were to release an even more sizable iPad, it would be with a professional bent and named the iPad Pro. So, we’re now looking at 2015 for a newer, bigger iPad entering a product category that has seen little success thus far. Will Apple be the one to legitimize the “professional’s tablet?”

At the moment most people are referring to the upcoming iPad as the iPad Pro. However, recent leaks refer to it as the iPad Air Plus. This might be down to an incorrect leak or translation, but it does follow Apple’s naming convention with the iPhone 6 Plus.

iPad Pro release date

Is the iPad Pro already on sale? According to German retailer 24mobile.de, which listed the iPad Pro in an online line-up of upcoming retail devices, it’s coming soon. In a screenshot that was captured by French blog Nowhereelse, the iPad Pro is listed alongside the unanounced iPhone 6s and iPhone 6c. BGR, which picked up on the listing, reckons that it was done “either as a publicity stunt or to attract attention”.

The iPad Pro isn’t on sale right now but will race out of the traps in the second half of the year, if a report by Bloomberg is to be believed. According to sources in the know, the 12.9-inch tablet will enter production in September, which would make a release before the end of 2015 unlikely.

That’s in contrast to a report by Japanese news website Macotakara, which reckons Apple is eyeing a 2015 release date for the larger iPad, which it claims will arrive in the form of a 12.2-inch tablet that will come with a detachable keyboard to square up against business-friendly devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3.

The website reckons that the device will also feature a set of speakers and microphones on the top and bottom edges, which could function in a similar fashion to how the iPad 2 handles stereo sound. Details are sketchy, but the report also points to the possibility of an iSight camera, Touch ID sensor and Lightning connector.

According to HDblog, cited by IBtimes AU, the iPad Pro will have not one, but four speakers. Going by 3D cut-outs, the outer shell apparently places two speakers at the top of the tablet, while the other two can be found at the tail-end. That report also claims that the iPad Pro will measure 12.9 inches and will feature the microphone on the right-hand side of the device next to the primary camera. Mooted specs include an Apple A8X/A9 CPU backed up by 2GB of RAM.

So why isn’t it here already? Another rumour claims the iPhone 6 was to blame for the iPad Pro delay. According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple’s suppliers struggled to keep up with demand for its latest smartphone, which had a knock-on effect by pushing the iPad Pro back to 2015.

According to supply chain sources who spoke to Digitimes, Apple has a 12.9-inch iPad Pro in the works that will arrive in early 2015. If true, it could be worth the wait, as that report claims that the slate will run a hybrid OS X and iOS-integrated operating system. If that happens, reports from Taiwan that point to the iPad Pro as housing a more powerful version of the A8 chipset found in the iPhone 6 start to make a bit more sense.

One of the most credible updates – reports of a larger iPad release – peg it as right on track for a 2015 release date, Bloomberg reports, citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” that an iPad Pro will enter production early next year. (The whole gamut of rumors and reports follow.)

A 2015 release date is further backed up by Korea Times’ sources at a “local first-tier display supplier” who say a single version will launch “sometime early next year” with a nearly UHD resolution.

China’s United Daily News point to another iPad Pro manufacturing partner: Quanta Computer. DigiTimes’s sources (hit-and-miss with rumors) recently backed up this report, claiming that Apple expected the manufacturer to have either a 12.9 or 13.3-inch model ready. Now, the Taiwanese outlet’s sources say that Apple is leaning toward the smaller of the two.

As if to mix things up even more, International Business Times reports that Apple is aiming for winter or even a spring 2015 release, according to its Foxconn sources.

According to a report published by KGI Securities, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo doesn’t expect that Apple will be ready to launch the pro-grade tablet until 2015.

A recent leak published by Macotakara again hints at a release date at sometime between April and June 2015. This new leak suggests that Apple will also launch an improved iPad mini 4 alongside the iPad Pro.

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Apple teams up with IBM

In order to further its lead in the enterprise space through BYOD, Apple partnered up with IBM to create new business-focused apps for iOS. This includes exclusive apps created by Apple and IBM in tandem ranging from data and analytics to device management and security.

While this move is currently just to increase the amount of existing iOS devices in the office, is there a better way to grease the wheels for a pro-centric iOS device? Not without spending a ton more cash, that’s for sure.

Apple tries to quash the rumors

On the Macintosh computer’s 30th birthday, Apple executives responded to rumors that the company was looking to merge Mac OS X and iOS into a single operating system. The retort? No chance in hell.

“We don’t waste time thinking, ‘But it should be one [interface].’ How do you make these [operating systems] merge together?’ What a waste of energy that would be,” Apple SVP of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller told Macworld.

Craig Federighi, Apple’s SVP of Software Engineering, echoed Schiller’s statement with some rather sensible logic. Regardless, neither does this mean that an even larger iPad isn’t in the works nor that iOS could become more professional-friendly to support such a device. Basically, if Apple were to release an iPad Pro, it wouldn’t pull a Microsoft.

The competition already heats up

Samsung beat Apple to the punch in unveiling its 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro and Galaxy Tab Pro tablets during CES 2014. With that, DigiTimes expects Apple “to release its competitor by the end of the third quarter at the earliest.”

The question is: would an iPad Pro help fend off the Galaxy Note Pro and other rumoured monster 13-inch tablets? Analyst house KGI reckons the answer is no. As spotted by 9to5Mac, KGI noted that while it’s “confident that the expected 12.9-inch iPad model can create an improved user experience,” it doesn’t expect the device to “contribute meaningfully to shipments momentum anytime soon.”

iPad Pro design

It’s doubtful that Apple would do much to change the shape of the iPad Pro in its leap to 12.9 inches, the supposed size most rumors point to. The iPad Air’s design was applauded by critics (us included), and early sales projections say that consumers are into it. The latest rumour, by French publication Nowhereelse, shows what purports to be an iPad Pro case – and as expected the case shows that it’s far bigger than the iPad Air 2.

It’s expected that Apple will use oxide TFT displays for its next-generation iPads, which would allow the company to make tablets that draw drastically less power, according to a CultofMac report. CultofMac cites an ETNews report that quotes an unnamed LG Display official, who has apparently gone on record saying that LG has ramped up production of its TFT sheets because Apple will need it for its upcoming iPad device.

Unreleased cases obtained by Sonny DIckson confirm early rumours that the iPad Pro may come with dual speakers and two ports. The images show that the iPad Pro could have a similar design to the iPad Air, positioining stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the tablet in a similar manner to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Note devices.

Coming out of HDBlog.it, another leak shows a device that could be the iPad Pro, depicting what could be either a secondary Lightning port or a USB-C port along the top edge of the device.

Another leak, which comes courtesy of French site NWE via Chinese supplier, shows a case that would appear to hold a 12-inch device. It positions the volume, standby and camera buttons in the same place as the iPad Air 2, meaning the iPad Pro could bear a stronger resemblance to what has gone before, rather than being outed with a radically new design.

However, an Evercore Partners analyst suspects the size to be a smaller 12 inches to align itself closer to the 11.6-inch MacBook Air, AppleInsider reports.

An image supposedly showing an iPad Pro dummy unit has made its way into the wild and it certainly looks closer to 13 inches than 12.

It should go without saying that the iPad Pro will inevitably be heavier than the iPad Air. To even meet the iPad Air’s feathery 453.6 g at 12.9 inches would be a miracle of modern engineering. That said, not much should stop Apple from meeting the Air’s super svelte profile at 7.5 mm thin.

The concept designers at SET Solution seem to disagree. In the video above, SET Solution dreams of a device with an even narrower bezel with sharper edges, a camera with the dual LED flash found on the iPhone 5s, Touch ID and a textured aluminum backing.

The Macotakara website has published rumours suggesting that the iPad Pro will be as thin as the iPhone 6. If true this would mean the iPad Pro would be between 6.9mm and 7.1mm (the thickness of the iPhone 6 Plus).

A later leak published by the same website appeared to show schematics of the iPad Pro which claimed the dimensions of the tablet will be 305.31mm x 220.8mm x 7mm. The 7mm thickness would indeed make the iPad Pro thinner than the iPhone 6 Plus, though not quite as thin as the iPad Air 2, which is just 6.1mm thick.

iPad Pro keyboard case

Back before the iPad Air unveiling, former Apple fellow Jamie Ryan claimed to have heard from current Apple employees that an iPad keyboard case was in the prototyping stage. Ryan went on to say that the keyboard case mimicked the Microsoft Surface Touch Cover.

While it didn’t make the latest iPad debut, the iPad Pro would provide the perfect stage for the reveal of Apple’s proprietary iPad keyboard case. Ideally, this keyboard would connect physically to the tablet much like the Smart Cover does today, but use Bluetooth for the interaction. Plus, an included keyboard would all but be a must for a professional-grade tablet.

Ask and ye shall receive! As of March 27, Apple has released a patent detailing a keyboard cover, combed over by none other than AppleInsider. The patent illustration paints the picture of something similar to the existing iPad Smart Cover, but with a detachable portion replete with touch-sensitive keys. Now, you tell me what a keyboard cover would be ideal for.

What would an iPad Pro be with an iPen?

Despite late Apple chief Steve Jobs’s derisive comments on styluses before, rumor has it that the Mac maker just might go through with creating a stylus for the would-be iPad Pro. The above image comes from one of Apple’s alleged 20 patent filings regarding a potential iPen, Patenly Apple reports.

Reputable analyst Ming-Chu Kuo of KGI Securities has produced a report which backs Apple to introduce a stylus with the iPad Pro, which he predicts will surface in the second quarter of 2015, Apple Insider reports. Kuo formed his prediction on several stylus-related patents filed by the company, in addition to his own research. In the report, Kuo notes that in some cases styluses can be more convenient that keyboard and mouse setups, and that Apple may move beyond traditional 2D input to 3D handwriting sometime beyond 2015.

While it might sound silly for Apple to head down this road, it might be a necessary move. Lacking a stylus could be a ding against a potential iPad Pro when the business-minded Galaxy Note Pro line rocks Samsung’s S-Pen.

Patently Apple strikes again, unveiling even more Apple patents for a possible iPen accessory. This time, details include potential features like a laser pointer, the ability to project images and scanning capabilities among other. If Apple really is to make an iPen, it will be more than just any old smart stylus.

iPad Pro, meet iOS 8

While no rumors specifically point to this, it’s pretty much a given that the iPad Pro will run the latest iOS. If the pro-level pad launches in October 2014, then this is almost a certainty, as we expect iOS 8 to launch alongside the awaited iPhone 6 in September. However, our friends at MacLife seem to disagree.

The latest rumor, as of May 13th, surrounding iOS 8 makes it sound as if the refreshed operating system will be crafted with larger screens in mind across the board. 9to5Mac recently reported that iOS 8 will ape split-screen multitasking from devices like Microsoft’s Surface. That would definitely be an iPad Pro-ductivity booster. Get it? I’m here all week, try the veal.

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iPad Pro storage

This is Apple’s chance to differentiate the iPad Pro from the iPad Air even further. Professionals expect lots of space from their computing platform of choice, and while the current 128GB iPadmaximum is nice, it might not be enough.

Of course, a 256GB, 12.9-inch iPad would cost a small fortune, but what does the end user care when it’s on company dollar?

You can bet the farm that Apple will include its TouchID technology into the iPad Pro home button. Fingerprint security has become all but a must-have feature on enterprise laptops, and this professional iPad will have to meet that standard to gain better traction.

Rumors point to an iPhone 6 prototype having no home button, according to Business Insider. But that seems an unlikely fate for both devices, given that the iDevice form factor is minimalist enough as is.

iPad Pro screen

This is where things get way interesting. First, the Korea Times reported, citing Apple’s “local first-tier display supplier,” that the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will sport an almost-UHD resolution when it arrives in early 2014.

A later rumor, this time from China’s Pad News, pointed to both 2K and 4K resolution iPad Pro models in the works. Per the story, Apple is prototyping a 2K model that would likely exceed that of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9’s 2560 x 1600 (339 pixels per inch) and blow away the iPad Air’s 2048 x 1536 (264 ppi). The same source indicates that the device will boast a whopping 11,000mAh battery to ensure those pixels don’t cause it to run out of juice in a hurry.

A 4K iPad Pro would likely come in around 4096 x 3072, beating the 4K TVs available today.

There have also been a number of rumors that suggest that the iPad Pro will come with a slightly smaller 12.2-inch screen, so don’t get your hopes up too much for a 12.9-inch model.

iPad Pro processor

Again, this shouldn’t be a major shocker. The iPad Pro will almost undoubtedly use a beefier version of Apple’s 64-bit A7 chip, if not the new A8X processor or even a completely new A9 chip.

It will be interesting to see whether 64-bit processing has an effect on the iPad Pro’s enterprise capabilities. But what will be even more important is Intel’s response to such a product, given its long-standing relationship with Apple on the MacBook line, Daily Finance suggests.

New rumours have also emerged courtesy of Macotakara that suggest that Apple will be including a completely new processor; the A9.

We don’t have much more information about the A9 processor at the moment, but if it does exist then it looks like it will be an upgrade from the A8X processor found in the iPad Air 2.

iPad Pro camera

Not much, if anything, has been said of the iPad Pro’s shooter. Given that this tablet will be as large as (although lighter than) a number of laptops, we wouldn’t be concerned too much with what kind of photos the tablet can take.

More important will be the iPad Pro’s front-facing webcam. Will we see a higher resolution snapper on the front for quality video conferencing? Well, we sure hope so. A truly HD webcam would get heavy travelers more jazzed about an iPad than ever.

iPad Pro eye tracking

To put an even finer point on the importance of the iPad Pro’s webcam, Apple would be remiss not to include eye tracking technology. The company has already seen startups like uMoove interested in providing the tech, and IBT’s sources claim that this will be a key feature.

The iPhone 6 is expected to come with eye tracking. Now, all that’s left is to implement them in a way that makes sense on an iPad Pro. Sharing with others what we’re looking at on our own screens in conference calls immediately comes to mind.

iPad Pro 13 inch Youtube Video Here

Best Hidden iPhone Secret Codes ( iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5s, 5c, 4, 4s )

This codes helps to know  10 iphone secrets for iphone 6,6+,5C,5S,5,4s,4,3gs and 1

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*#06#

 IMEI NUMBER OF ANY PHONE MEANS IT WILL WORK ON ANY SMARTPHONE

*#21# 

THIS CODE DISPLAYS INFORMATION ABOUT CALL FORWARDING (CALLS, VOICE AND DATA).

*#62#
INFORMATION CALL FORWARDING IF PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF OR IN CASE OF NONE OF SERVICE IS AVAILABLE

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THIS CODE DISABLES ALL CALL FORWARDING.

*#30#
THIS CODES ALLOWS (OR) BLOCKS THE PHONE NUMBER CALLING YOU.

*#31#
ALLOWS YOU TO HIDE YOUR NUMBER

*#33#
THIS CODE WILL GIVE YOU A LIST WITH MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS LIKE (CALL, SMS, DATA, ETC) AND SHOW WHETHER THEY ARE ENABLED OR NOT.

*#43#
THIS CODE HELPS TO VERIFY STATUS OF CALL WAITING LIKE SMS, DATA AND SYNC DATA

*#61#
TO KNOW MISSED CALLS

*3001#12345#*
TO DISPLAY MANY OF THE INNER SETTINGS OF YOUR IPHONE

Top Productivity Apps for Safari in iOS 8 and iOS 8.1

Keep the boundaries intact but allow some windows to let open for ventilation is the Mantra this time at Apple Inc now. Perhaps, we may call this beginning of Post Steve Jobs era. iOS 8 and its variants are available to download and install for various Apple devices, viz; iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad 2, iPad Air 3, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 5G. Do you mean productivity on the go? Here are Top Productivity Apps for Safari Web Browser in iOS 8, iOS 8.1 and higher variants.

Day One: The Day One, we believe is most appealing journal app, now available for iOS 8. In Apple Safari open Share Dialog and store the interesting links in your diary. This app is great for avid reader, scholars and researchers or anyone who may need to recall a story on demand.

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Bing App: Install this on your iPhone or iPad. So next when you find a page in Hebrew or Sanskrit or Arabic do not get disappointed. Under Safari Share Dialog find Bing Translator, tap and page will be converted in English. Truly awesome, when you are running after some location based search.

Install Pocket App: Find a story, but running behind schedule? No issues when you have pocket in your iOS 8 running devices. Navigate to Share Dialogue in Safari and Tap Read It Latter option.

Add Instapaper: Are you going after some case studies? Well, search seamlessly on your Apple iPhone, gather as much data as you can from newspapers, journals and what not. Just don’t forget to tap Read it later option under Share dialogue. You are building a great database that way.

The Instapaper and Pocket do same with Apple gadgets running iOS 8 and higher.

Enable LastPass: Yes, you heard right. LastPass is available for Apple Safari now running iOS 8 and its variants. Need to login on the go, call LastPass under Share Dialogue menu. No need to worry, apply an extra layer of Security, that’s your TouchId. Manage passwords and enjoy working seamlessly till you get back to office desk.

Evernote: Needless to say, it’s great for taking note. Now install Evernote for iOS 8 devices. So you do not miss on anything.

Blog Unlimited with Tumblr: Download via iTunes and install it to your device. Here is the direct download link https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/tumblr/id305343404?mt=8 Install, read, share, blog or reblog.

Great for travel bloggers and anyone on the roads.

Install View Source: This allows you see what’s running in the back of a webpage, html, css, JavaScript. View Source also does Automatic Syntax Highlightening.

Wunderlist: Install Wunderlist in you for your device in iOS 8. Next time, when you find an interesting link, send it to To Do List. Edit Title and Description if required.

Apple Users Haven’t Downloaded iOS 8 Yet

Holding off on downloading iOS 8? You’re not the only one.

Less than half of Apple users have installed the latest operating systems, according to Apple’s own

The update has been live for about 20 days, first available Sept. 17. The percentage of people using iOS 8 is the same as those still using iOS 7 — 47%.

Over the same time period, nearly 70% of Apple users had already made the jump to iOS 7 when it was first launched, according to Information Week

. But iOS 8 installation rates remain stagnant, increasing in users just 1% since Sept. 21.

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The 47% number doesn’t seem so low when compared to adoption rates for KitKat, Android’s latest operating system, the software of choice for only about 25% of overall Android users, according to Android’s metrics. But the history of Apple’s success in this department is hard to ignore.

It’s tough to identify the cause behind the decreased interest in iOS 8, but there are a few obvious potential reasons. You can find workarounds to the massive amount of space needed for the iOS 8 download, but many were turned off by the 5GB required for installation.

There was also the problematic (to put it charitably) rollout of iOS 8.0.1, which caused service and Touch ID issues for many Apple users. So much so, in fact, that Apple pulled the download and publicly apologized. It later released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the errors.

That’s not to mention the complaints of depleted battery life and other kinks in the new operating system.

But really, you just need to search “iOS 8” on Twitter to see how unpopular it truly is.

Google Chrome updated with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support Google Drive integration

Google has just updated Chrome for iOS with support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with other improvements.

Today’s Chrome update brings up its version number to 38.0.2125.59. Chrome will now be able to fully utilise the additional screen real estate on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus to display more of a web page rather than just scaling what you could see on the iPhone 5s’ display. The release also lets you download and open files directly in Google Drive.

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Here are the release notes:

• Better support for iPhone 6.
• Download and open files in Google Drive.
• Stability improvements and bug fixes.

If the app hasn’t been automatically updated, you can download the update via the Updates tab in the App Store app or use the iTunes link below.

Download link:

Google Chrome – free

What favorite apps of yours still haven’t been updated for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? Let us know in the comments below.

How to Download iOS 8 Without Deleting Any of Your Data

If you’ve tried downloading iOS 8, or know anyone who has already done so, you’re probably familiar with the biggest complaint: The download is huge.

It’s not that iOS 8 occupies a ton of storage on your iPhone or iPad (iTunes says the file is about 1.2GB), but rather that the download itself needs up to 5.7GB of free storage to be completed.

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As a result, people are scrambling to delete pictures, apps and music in order to make room for iOS. The previous version, iOS 7, only required 2.9GB of space to install, so the added storage requirement has hit some users pretty hard. Note: Depending on which model you have — and the last time you updated the iOS — how much space you’ll need in order to download the software will vary.

But before you start deleting everything you’ve ever saved, there’s a very easy solution: Sync your iPhone or iPad to the computer and download iOS 8 directly from there. This won’t suck up any space on your device, and you can manually transfer the new software back to your device. Updating via your PC or Mac is more reliable way to upgrade, versus OTA (over-the-air), which is performed directly on the device.

If you’re taking this alternate route, be sure to select “check for update” when the prompt pops up on iTunes — not “restore iPhone.” The latter option will indeed wipe all content from your device.

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For those who haven’t downloaded the software yet, we recommend backing up your data via iCloud, among other tips.

If anything, the 5.7GB requirement to update to iOS 8 is a subtle nudge from Apple that you may need to splurge for the 64GB device next time.

What You Should Do Before Downloading iOS 8

Apple will launch iOS 8 software for the iPhone and iPad on Wednesday, but before you download the upgrade, set some time aside to prevent any glitches that might surface.

The upgrade — which should be available around midday ET on Wednesday, if last year’s arrival is any indication — promises a collection of useful new features, including time-lapse capture for video, a smarter Siri, a dedicated health app, a battery usage indicator, interactive notifications and a better keyboard.

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iOS 8 is compatible on devices as far back as the iPhone 4S, the iPad 2 and the fifth-generation iPod Touch.

As typical of new upgrades, especially long, extensive ones like iOS, there will probably be kinks in the process, so you’ll want to make sure everything is backed up ahead of time.

This will cut down on the panic of realizing the upgrade accidentally wiped your pictures, music and other files.

This will cut down on the panic of realizing the upgrade accidentally wiped your pictures, music and other files.

Back up your data in iCloud or to your computer, manually. With the recent news of iCloud vulnerabilities and the celebrity nude photo hack, you may be worried about storing everything there, but Apple recently strengthened its security. Now, if you log into iCloud on a web browser, you’ll be prompted to enable two-factor authentication — the digital equivalent of double-locking your doors at night — and an option to remotely sign out of all browsers.

If you’re using iOS 5 or a more recent version, Apple backs up the most important data to iCloud automatically, but the feature must be enabled. To set this up, visit Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage. This will back up your iPhone on a daily basis as long as the device’s screen is locked, is connected to a Wi-Fi network and plugged into a power outlet.

Before you download iOS 8, we suggest doing a manual backup. To do so, follow the same steps as above (Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage) and then tap “Back Up Now.”

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The hardest part of this process is patience. It takes some time (even an hour or so, in some cases) to complete a full backup. For those who have maxed out storage, Apple may tell you it’s unable to complete the backup. In this case, either transfer files (like photos) via an Apple connector to a computer, delete a few apps you haven’t used in awhile, or make room elsewhere.

Just to be safe, we recommend backing up your iTunes library, too. Connect your device to a computer to sync with iTunes, but note this might be disabled if you have iCloud backup turned on. Right-click the device in iTunes under Devices and select Back Up. You can also back it up by tapping the file menu and select Devices > Back Up.

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Keep in mind that updating iCloud Drive via iOS 8 will complicate the process for older devices. Since the new upgrade breaks the way new apps sync, you may not want to update iCloud Drive on iOS unless you plan to upgrade all of your iOS devices to the new software.

iPhone 6 running iOS 8

We’ve seen our fair share of iPhone 6 leaks over the last few months, but (as far as we can tell) they’ve all been dead units.

But today we’re bringing you shots of a device that seems to be awake and running iOS 8. The source, TMZ, said it received the pictures from a source who swiped the phone from a Foxconn factory.

While we obviously can’t confirm the validity beyond TMZ’s word, the phone certainly fits with most of the leaks we’ve already seen. It’s got the more rounded design in the edges, while the camera on the back looks to be slightly raised.

The raised camera is something we’ve heard about in earlier leaks, but we thought it might be changed come the phone’s final release. If these latest shots are to be believed (and this isn’t just an early prototype, which it might be) Apple’s new camera may not be totally flush with the rest of the phone.

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Crazy 8

But the biggest thing here is the fact that the phone is running iOS 8, making it seem slightly more plausible that this is indeed the iPhone 6. However there’s always a chance it’s a good photoshop job, don’t forget.

On the screen we can see the menu, which is blocking out some of the apps – possibly the Health app? TMZ’s source said that the phone is “noticeably” lighter than its predecessor and includes a new sensor on the front.

From what we can tell, it looks like Apple has just moved the existing light sensor above the speaker grille and made it slightly bigger, but it’s difficult to be sure just yet.

iOS 8 Beta 2 Now Available

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 2 three weeks after releasing the first beta to developers at its World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California on June 2nd. The second beta is available now as an OTA update or through Apple’s development portal. The new beta features mostly bug fixes. Check out the full iOS 8 beta 2 changelog below.

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Apple is expected to launch iOS 8 alongside its next-generation iPhone and rumored iWatch this fall. iOS 8 will bring a host of new features to Apple products including Apple’s Health app, improvements to messaging, an App Store Family Sharing option and more.