iOS 8.4 also brought iBooks and music player update, bug fixes
While everybody focused on Apple Music and Beats 1 radio that came with iOS 8.4 this morning, few people noticed that iBooks was also updated.
Right now, if you are running on iOS 8.4, you can access the newly redesigned iBooks app which now comes with ability to read out eBooks. You can arrange books under Now Playing to read books in shuffle mode or in any way you arrange them to play.
The default iOS music app also got updated. You get to see the next music file when you tap the Up Next icon in Now Playing. Apple also added the a global search feature, making it possible to search for music files from anywhere in the music player. The music app itself also got a total design refresh.
The bug causing a specific line of Unicode characters to randomly reboot devices was also crushed. Another one which makes Apple Watch apps to reload when the device is refreshed on the connected iPhone; has been fixed.
Apple also said it has fixed a couple of major security threats on devices using iOS 8.4:
Within the update, the iPad and iPhone maker has tackled the Logjam flaw, a cryptographic weakness in algorithms used by the Diffie-Hellman key exchange, a popular way for Internet protocols to agree on shared encryption keys and create secure communication channels.
How to install iOS 8.4 via OTA
- To get the update via OTA go to Settings > General > Software Update and once the update is found just tap Install Now.
- Alternatively, connect your iOS device via USB cable to a Mac or Windows PC running the latest version of iTunes.
- An iOS 8.4 update prompt should now appear on your device’s screen automatically. Just follow the onscreen instructions to install the latest iOS update successfully.
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