Technology major Apple has released the highly anticipated v8.4 iOS update to its devices.
The new update brings the new Apple Music app that comes integrated with the Apple's first ever 24/7 radio service Beats 1 (live in more than 100 countries).
Music app is a subscription-based service. As part of a promotional offer, Apple is giving three months subscription for free and after the trial period, users will have to pay monthly fees to extend the service.
Individual users have to shell out $9.99 (around €8.99/₹638)/month and family (up to six members) have to pay $14.99 (around €13.49/₹957)/ month in the US. Beats 1 radio service will be free for all users with an official Apple ID. [More information, HERE]
[Note: In India, individual and family subscription service is expected to set you back around ₹120 and ₹180 bucks respectively]
Besides Apple Music app, iOS 8.4 brings the fix to nagging Unicode SMS bug, which caused iPhones and iPads crash when user opened the malicious text via iMessage app.
Apple iOS 8.4 update also fixes the glitch that prevented GPS accessories from providing location data and rectifies Apple Watch app reinstallation-related issues.
How to install iOS 8.4 update on iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch:
Via iTunes (courtesy, iMore):
- Back up your iPhone or iPad with either iCloud or via iTunes.
- Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC.
- Make sure you're on the latest version of iTunes. Go to About and then Check for Updates or visit iTunes.com.
- Plug in your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it isn't already.
- Click on iPhone, iPad, or iPod in the top left navigation.
- Click on the Check for Update button in the first section that contains information about your device — alternately you can click restore instead if you'd like to do a clean wipe with updated software.
- An update should be recognized, click on Download and Update in the popup menu and agree to any terms or conditions.
- Unlock your device with your passcode if prompted in order to continue with the upgrade.
Via OTA (Over-The-Air):
- Settings >> General >> Software update
[Tip: Users who want to install the update directly on the device via OTA, make sure to clear enough device storage space before downloading the new OS firmware]