iOS 8.4 Update

iOS 8.4 Update

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Apple iOS 8.4 Update Available

Apple’s iOS 8.4 operating system is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

To update your device, tap on the “Settings” app, then tap on General->Software Update.

See blog post for additional details.


The biggest news for pilots in this release:

Bug Fix:

  • “Fixes an issue that prevented GPS accessories from providing location data”

This bug caused a 12-week outage of Bluetooth GPS devices which caused many pilots scrambling for a new solution. iOS 8.4 fixes the error Apple caused and restores service to each of these devices.

Other features in this release – Apple Music:

  • Become an Apple Music member to play from millions of songs in the Apple Music catalog, or keep them offline for playback later
  • For You: Members can see playlist and album recommendations, handpicked by music experts
  • New: Members can find the latest, greatest new music available—direct from our editors
  • Radio: Tune in to music, interviews, and exclusive radio shows on Beats 1, play radio stations created by our editors or create your own from any artist or song
  • Connect: See shared thoughts, photos, music, and videos from artists you follow, then join the conversation
  • My Music: Play from all of your iTunes purchases, songs from Apple Music, and playlists in one place
  • Completely redesigned music player that includes new features such as Recently Added, MiniPlayer, Up Next, and more
  • iTunes Store: Still the best place to buy your favorite music—one song or album at a time
  • Availability and features may vary by country

iBooks improvements and fixes:

  • Browse, listen and download audiobooks from inside iBooks
  • Enjoy the all-new Now Playing feature, designed specifically for audiobooks
  • Books that are Made for iBooks now work on iPhone in addition to iPad
  • Find and pre-order books in a series right from your library
  • Improves accessibility of widgets, glossary and navigation in books made with iBooks Author
  • New default Chinese font
  • New setting to turn off Auto-Night theme in your library
  • Resolves an issue that may have prevented Hide Purchases from working
  • Resolves an issue that may have prevented downloading books from iCloud

Other bug fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where receiving a specific series of Unicode characters causes device to reboot
  • Fixes an issue where deleted Apple Watch apps could re-install

Eric’s Release Summary Notes:

  • This is an important update for anyone who owns a Bluetooth GPS. Installing this update will restore functionality to it’s pre-iOS 8.3 levels
  • iOS 8.4 has been extensively tested for compatibility across a wide range of devices and passed all tests for cockpit usage.

2016-11-21T22:45:02+00:00