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iPhone Feature Request: Copy ‘Skip Lock Screen’ feature from Google’s Pixel 4

Face Unlock on Google’s Pixel 4 is less secure than the iPhone’s Face ID, but it does have one feature I’d like to see Apple copy: Skip Lock Screen.

Copying that would be perfectly fair, as Google has recently confirmed that it will be copying at least part of Face ID’s Require Attention feature…


The Pixel 4 will copy Require AttentionLike Apple’s iPhone X, XS, and 11, Google’s new flagship Pixel 4 smartphone can unlock by recognizing your face. However, the company quickly came under fire when it was revealed that the device can be unlocked even when the owner is asleep, simply by someone else holding it up to their face.

With iPhones, there is a Requires Attention toggle. When this is on, your iPhone will only unlock if your eyes are open and you are actually looking at the screen. Google has now said that it plans to copy at least the first part of this requirement.

Google this evening confirmed to The Verge that it’s “been working on an option for users to require their eyes to be ope…

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

How to download and install iOS 8 in your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

The annual cycle iOS update is still rolling. This time, Apple released the eighth version of its operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod.

 iOS 8 will be available as a free download on Wednesday, September 17 the download and update itself is pretty easy, but there are some important things you should consider before downloading iOS 8 Here's a guide to help you through process with zero stress.

The first thing to do is to check if your Apple device is eligible for the upgrade. Apple has announced that iOS devices will gain the following 8 update:

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Some iOS 8 features such as SMS  Continuity will not be available on launch day, indicating that Apple will release an update to iOS 8 more closely when OS X Yosemite spear. Check this report for details on the functions that will be available later.

The next step is possibly the most important in the process - backup. Apple in general has had a great career without major data loss cases reported after the updates, but better safe than sorry. We have previously covered the whole process of making a backup of your iPhone and the steps are very similar to other Apple devices. Here is how to create a backup of your Apple device.

While you can have a backup of your device in iCloud, we recommend using iTunes and the whole process is more reliable, especially if you have irregular connectivity.Plug the device to a PC or Apple Mac. Opens iTunes and click on the iPhone (or iPad or iPod Touch) in the top right, next to iTunes.Under manually backup and restore, click Backup Now to start the backup from your Apple device . This process takes some time, especially if it is the first time that the backup data is performed. Make sure you have plenty of time before you do this. It took a little over 40 minutes to take a backup the first time, although your mileage may vary depending on the storage capacity of your iPhone and the amount of data you have critical data stored.Once default applications were backed up to iTunes, it will ask if you want to transfer purchases. This basically takes a backup of all installed applications on the phone, along with the downloaded data in those applications. To do this you must sign in with your Apple ID.

If you do not have access to a computer, then you can use iCloud backup. Remember that only 5 GB is free and not have to pay Rs. 60 per month for 20 GB of storage in iCloud. But since the actual applications themselves are not backed up with iCloud - only application's data, along with pictures, videos and other information - free storage is usually enough for most.

To start the backup, on your iOS device, go to Settings> iCloud> Storage & Backup.Turn in marking iCloud backup switch. You'll get a warning telling you that your iPhone will not be backed up your computer automatically. Touch okay.Once iCloud Backup, tap Backup Now. This will start the backup of your data to iCloud.

Wait for the backup to finish before proceeding. You should see the backup time Last (which should appear just below backup now) are a recent development, once complete the backup.

Now that your data is safe, we will see how to download and install the iOS 8 update You can update the device, either directly via Wi-Fi or by connecting to a PC or Mac and download the update through iTunes. Downloading directly is easier, so let's try that first.

On your iOS device, make sure you are connected to Wi-Fi (you can download updates over cellular data) and connect it to a power source.Go to Settings> General> Software UpdateOn this screen, you will see a message indicating your software is updated. When iOS 8 is released, the message will tell you that a new version is available. Tap Download and install.now the device will start downloading the update. Once the download is complete, you will see a popup asking if you want to install the update. Click on Install. That's it. When the update is installed, your iPhone will reboot.

If you want to install the update via iTunes, follow these steps.

Download and install iTunes iTunes.In case already, upgrade to the latest version. You can do this by going to the menu bar in iTunes and click Help> Check for updates on a PC or iTunes> Check for Updates from the menu bar in a Mac.Once you have the latest version, connect your iOS device to your computer. In iTunes, select your device from the bar in the top-right.Now click the Summary tab and click Check to download and install iOS Update.To 8, click on Download and update.

Once the installation is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to configure your iOS device 8. You may be promoted to configure the device as new, restore from an iCloud backup or restore from an iTunes backup after reboot - select option 2 or 3 based on the method of backup that you selected above. You may also be asked to re-enter your password or Wi-Fi Apple ID / iCloud or location services, while users of iPhone 5s will be asked to enter your fingerprint again - everything it is normal.

The iOS device will reboot when the update is downloaded. After that, follow these steps.

If the update is successful, a screen with "Update Completed" written in big letters will appear. Hit Continue.Now choose whether to enable location services. We suggest you tap Turn location services to ensure that the anti-theft service Find My iPhone is enabled. You can easily enable this afternoon by going to Settings> Privacy> location.If uses iCloud, your iOS device will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. Enter it and click the Next button on the screen of Terms and Conditions top.Apple now display. You can read the whole thing if you want or may need to be mailed Email touching. To continue touch Agree (bottom-right) and select the new agreement pop-up.Now Apple will ask if you want to upgrade to iCloud Drive.

 iCloud Drive lets you store files in the cloud and access them on all your devices. If you want this, tap Upgrade to iCloud Drive. If not, choose now.If uses iCloud keychain, and you want all your passwords on the device, then this step is important. You can choose the security code Use Apple iCloud actually sending an SMS with the code or click Approve from one device to another device (using your Apple ID) to reset passwords. Ignore this, click Restore Passwords.Finally No, Apple will show the welcome screen to iPhone / iPad / iPod. Touch Start to start using your iOS 8 device .

That's it. Now you are ready to enjoy iOS August.

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