Thursday, 19 June 2014

iOS 8 Features and How to Install iOS 8 Beta

iOS 8 Features and How to Install iOS 8 Beta
Apple recently unveiled the latest version of their mobile operating system that is iOS 8. It will be available for download this fall, but currently it is available for developers and today Apple rolled out the iOS 8 beta 2 with build number 12A4297e that includes several tweaks and bug-fixes. The iOS 8 is not officially available to download and install, but you can still install it to hands-on the newest features before the official release.

iOS 8 Features:

iOS 8 has several cool and amazing features which make it most advanced mobile OS of the world. Have a look at some most prominent features of the iOS 8:
  • Safari credit card scanning
  • Phone calls over Wi-Fi
  • Download Apps via Siri
  • Siri voice activation
  • Send voice messages using Message App
  • New and smart gestures
  • Battery usage breakdown by individual Apps
  • Photo/Camera App enhancements
  • Health monitor and fitness report
  • iCloud Drive to share any kind of file
  • Spotlight that suggest you apps, contacts, places nearby, trending news and plenty more

iOS 8 Compatible Devices:

In addition, there is also very much in the new mobile OS, but you do need a compatible device to install the iOS 8. Below is the list of Apple devices that are compatible with iOS 8:
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad 2
  • iPad with Retina display (iPad 3 and iPad 4)
  • iPad Air
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini with Retina display
  • iPod touch (5th generation)

How To Install iOS 8 Beta:

  1. First of all Sign up at iOSDev.
  2. Now sign in using your Apple ID.
  3. Register your device by entering device name and UDID (Unique Device Identifier)
  4. Go to the Developer Portal, select the iOS 8 beta section and download the required firmware on your Mac or PC.
  5. Extract the .ZIP file that you just downloaded to get .IPSW files.
  6. Now connect your device to Mac or PC and launch the iTunes.
  7. Once iTune is launched, restore and start installation of .IPSW file.
  8. Wait for some time to complete the installation and once the iOS 8 logo on the screen of your device, you are all set to use iOS 8 on your deivce.