8 Common iPhone Issues after Updating to iOS 7.0.6 and How to Fix Them

Apple recommended that you update to the latest iOS 7.0.6 to address a critical security issue. If you’ve updated your device but encountered some problems, try these fixes.

Just a few days ago Apple silently released iOS 7.0.6 and asked all iOS users to update to the latest version of the iOS. This is to address a security issue related to SSL (Secure Socket Layer) which can be compromised by hackers who have access to your network.

In case you plan to update your iPhone to iOS 7.0.6, you may want to read these first so that you are better prepared in case something goes wrong (always remember to backup!). If you have done the update either via WiFi or iTunes, there shouldn’t be any issue. However, in case you’re stuck with one of the following problems, you can try the possible fixes as described below.

1. WiFi or Data not working after updating to iOS 7.0.6

You’re not able to connect to the internet after updating to iOS 7.0.6? The easiest fix to this would be to reset your network connection.

Simply go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Connection.

Do note that you will lose all stored WiFi password in your device.

2. iPhone won’t turn on after updating to iOS 7.0.6

This doesn’t happen a lot, but if you do get this problem try to do a soft reset on your iPhone. To do this:

Hold the sleep and home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds until the Apple logo appear. You will not lose data by resetting your iPhone, and most of the time it will fix many other issues.

If that doesn’t work, try putting your iPhone into recovery mode first.

3. Updating to iOS 7.0.6 stopped or froze half way

Usually this is due to internet connection problems or slowness with your internet speed. The process may take a while to complete so do be patient.

Some users reported that it took 1.5 hours to complete the update.

If for any reason the update failed, be prepared to do a full restore using iTunes on your computer.

4. ‘No SIM Card Installed’ after updating to iOS 7.0.6

A small number of people who are getting this problem has something to do with the SIM card itself.

The only possible solution is to go to your nearest carrier’s service center or store to get a replacement SIM card.

5. iPhone is no longer jailbroken after updating iOS 7.0.6 (Cydia Missing)

The good news is that the latest evasi0n is still able to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6. Click here for procedures on how to jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 7.0.6.

6. iPhone is not charging after updating to iOS 7.0.6

This is a very odd issue affecting some iPhone users after updating their devices. You can try on of the followings:

  • Clean the lightning connector, also check the charging port of your iPhone to make sure there’s nothing stuck inside it
  • Try a different cable
  • Plug your iPhone into a wall outlet for approximately 20 minutes then try a reset by pressing and holding the home and power buttons until the white Apple logo appears as explained here

7. Unable to activate iPhone after updating to iOS 7.0.6

If you bought the iPhone from someone, chances are it has the iOS 7 activation lock enabled. Activation what? You can read more about it here.

8. Sound not working after updating to iOS 7.0.6

This may not be related to any hardware or software issue but can be tricky to fix, because it’s too trivial:

  • Go to Settings and set Use Slide Switch to > Lock Rotation
  • Swipe up at the bottom of screen to launch the Sound controller. If the bell icon is stroked out, you’re fine, the sound will work. If otherwise, then tap on it to strike the bell. The sound should work now.

Some of you who are new to iPhone may ask, is it possible to downgrade iOS 7.0.6 to 7.0.4 or any earlier version of iOS? Unfortunately, this is not possible and Apple will do anything they can to prevent people from downgrading their device.

The above are just some of the possible solutions to the issue you might encounter when updating iOS 7.0.6. If all fails, the last option would be visiting your nearest Apple Store.

How to Fix iPhone with iOS 7 Bluetooth Connection Issue on BMW iDrive

Do you own a BMW but having issues with your Bluetooth connectivity after updating iOS 7?

The common issue faced with end users is that each software update by Apple may cause other problem with third party devices. This is usually due to insufficient tests performed when the latest software was still in Beta version.

Problems like this may or may not be fixed immediately, so we can only rely on some workarounds until the issue is resolved either by Apple or the third party device developers. In this case, many people who own BMWs are having problems with Bluetooth connectivity after updating to iOS 7 on their iPhones.

The fix below may help solve Bluetooth connectivity issues, however, do note that you won’t be able to browse your contacts through iDrive. You can only start the call on your iPhone directly.

1. ‘Forget’ the car telephone on the iPhone bluetooth settings.

2. Remove the iPhone for the bluetooth list in the car’s bluetooth settings.

3. Pair the iPhone with your car again.

4. Then go to bluetooth settings on the iPhone and uncheck the ‘Sync Contacts’ option.

Some reported that their BMW’s communication module are problematic. If your local dealer is able to diagnose this, they may replace the module and eliminate the problem.

Let’s hope the planned iOS 7.1 which is due for release soon will fix these problems for those who are affected, or perhaps BMW has workable patch for their systems as well.

image via BMWBlog

Play Nintendo NES Super Mario Bros Online on iPhone Safari Browser without Jailbreaking

The classic Nintendo’s Entertainment System (NES) games will never go out of style no matter how old it gets. Now you can play it on your iPhone without having to jailbreak your iPhone.

 

There are two default games available for playing without having to download or load anything – Croom and Tetris. So if you need to play other games such as Super Mario you will need to have a valid ROM file first.

Do you need to download a Super Mario Bros ROM file directly? Like, Tweet or +1 below to reveal a direct download link:

Like, Tweet or +1 to reveal this free content, we will not bite, we promise.

The online console integrates nicely with DropBox, so all you need is to have a ROM file uploaded to your DropBox first. The details steps are outlined below:

1. If you only want to try it out go ahead and launch the following website on your Safari browser:

http://www.webn.es

2. If you have other ROM files available, you can go to your DropBox, and upload the ROM file.

3. Once you have uploaded the file, launch the web link as shown in Step (1).

4. Click the ‘+’ sign and it will launch a new browser that takes you to your DropBox. Login to your account and point the ROM file.

5. It will take you back to the Web NES interface, and you can see Super Mario is now available as one of the options to play. Just tap on it to start playing your favorite childhood game!

The experience won’t be as smooth as on a real console and somewhat choppy, but it’s a great eye candy and will definitely add some fun to your device without the need to jailbreak it. All the virtual buttons seem to respond well to your touch.

Since it’s not available on the AppStore, chances are that it will always be available. I’m just hoping that the performance will improve.

Use this Free Tool to Check if Your AT&T iPhone’s Contract Status for Cheap Unlock

We all love free online tools – try this free tool from iphoneox.com that allows you to check the contract status to unlock your AT&T iPhone.

UPDATE: Here’s a free checker to check the locked/unlocked status of your iPhone¬†or a paid checker that works on all AT&T iPhone.

If you’re not the original owner of an iPhone, it would be good to find out some basic information about your iPhone such as the date of it was purchased, warranty information, activation information, carrier and the contract status.

The contract status becomes important these days because some unlocking services require that the iPhone to out-of-contract.

How to Check if your AT&T iPhone or Other Carrier iPhone is In-Contract or Out-of-Contract?

1. First go to iphoneox.com

2. In the input box, enter your 15-digit IMEI without space. Your IMEI can be found under Settings > General > About.

3. Go ahead and click ‘Check!’

4. You will see a spinning wheel while the website queries your iPhone information from Apple’s database.

5. If your IMEI is valid, you should get the result as shown below. You won’t see any carrier information, so you can either buy the carrier checking service from us or from their website (ours are cheaper).

Please do note that this checker works best for iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4 and 4S only. For some reason, you will not get the contract status for iPhone 5. However, it is safe to assume that most iPhone 5’s are still under contract as of the date of this post is published.

If you have an AT&T iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, or 4S, they can be unlocked using a special cheap service here. Most of you are aware that AT&T did something last October which made unlocking AT&T iPhone more costly and difficult. However, the situation is much better now that even AT&T iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c can be unlocked at a lower cost.

There’s a fast premium service to unlock AT&T iPhone that is under-contract, blacklisted or for whatever reason if it cannot be unlocked with a cheaper service.

On a last note, do be careful when checking your IMEI online because some websites are reported to be giving you fake results.

iOS 7.1 Update will Fix ‘White/Black Screen of Death’ Bug on iPhones and other iDevices

If you’ve been experiencing this problem on your iPhone, the upcoming update from Apple is expected to fix the problem.

Apple has acknowledged that this is an issue plaguing many iPhone users. Based on people’s reports, the color of the ‘screen of death’ is based on the color of the face plate of your device.

For example, if you own a white colored iPhone, you will experience the ‘white screen of death’, for those with black colored iPhone, you will get the black screen of death.

The issue becomes more prominent when battery level drops under 30% according to iPhone users who are experiencing this problem.

iOS 7.1 will also bring some minor changes to the user interface and jailbreakers should be forewarned that the evasi0n 7 jailbreak will no longer work on iOS 7.1. It may take a while before hackers can find new exploits that can be used on iOS 7.1.

The release of iOS 7.1 should be available anytime soon.