iOS 13.4

How to downgrade iOS/iPadOS 14 back to an earlier stable release

If after installing the iOS 14 beta on your iPhone or the iPadOS 14 beta on your iPad you've determined you'd rather wait until all of the kinks have been worked out, you can always dial things back a little by downgrading to the most recent stable version of the operating system, which at post time was iOS/iPadOS 13.5.1. Follow this tutorial for quick instructions showing you how to downgrade the OS 14 beta or the iPadOS 14 beta to an earlier stable release.

How to disable trackpad inertia on your iPad so that the pointer stops moving immediately

With a supported Multi-Touch trackpad like Apple's own Magic Trackpad connected to your iPad or iPhone, you'll notice the onscreen pointer continues moving for a fraction of a second after you lift the finger from the trackpad before gradually coming to a stop. This is called trackpad inertia, but not everyone is a fan of it.

If you belong to that camp, follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how to disable iPad trackpad inertia with just a few taps.

How to control iPad pointer with the keyboard

To control the iPad pointer with the keyboard, you must enable and configure Mouse Keys, a cool assistive feature in iOS and iPadOS 13.4. While moving the pointer with your connected mouse or trackpad trumps using the keyboard, sometimes you need high movement precision, such as when doing some pixel-perfect editing in apps like Pixelmator or Adobe Photoshop. Aside from moving the pointer left, right, up, down and diagonally, the keys on the connected keyboard simulate mouse actions like clicking, releasing or holding the button. Without further ado, follow along with our step-by-step tutorial for detailed instructions on setting up Mouse Keys on your device, which will allow you to control the iPad pointer with the keyboard.

Apple no longer signing iOS 13.4, preventing downgrades from iOS 13.4.1

Apple on Wednesday stopped signing iOS and iPadOS 13.4, a move on the Cupertino-based company’s part that prevents its users from intentionally downgrading their handset’s firmware version to anything besides the latest release.

Notably, iOS and iPadOS 13.4.1 were only just released last week. Apple typically waits two weeks before closing signing windows for its firmware, but has demonstrated a more aggressive approach to this behavior more recently.

How to adjust how quickly the pointer moves when you use a trackpad or mouse with iPad

Thanks to the new iPad tracking speed settings that are available with the iPadOS 13.4 update or higher, you can easily increase or decrease the speed with which the pointer moves across the screen while using trackpads or mice with your Apple tablet. Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial as we show you how to adjust the iPad tracking speed to your liking.

Checkra1n v0.10.1 released with support for iOS 13.4 & 13.4.1, bug fixes

Apple released iOS 13.4.1 to the general public yesterday, and as you might come to expect, this has a few implications for the jailbreak community. Obviously, the unc0ver jailbreak doesn’t support the new firmware, as it can only jailbreak iOS 13.0-13.3. Checkra1n users, on the other hand, should be in the clear following a new update to the jailbreak tool on Wednesday.

Checkra1n co-developer Jamie Bishop took to Twitter this evening to share that checkra1n v0.10.1 had been released. This new update incorporates support for iOS/iPadOS 13.4 & 13.4.1, enabling handsets susceptible to the checkm8 bootrom exploit (A7-A11) to be jailbroken even on Apple’s latest and greatest software updates:

If you’re having issues with Personal Hotspot on your iPhone or iPad, you’re not alone

In this day and age of self-isolation amid coronavirus lockdowns, I've been having lots of issues with my broadband Internet connection (as have a lot of other people) now that many of us are working from home. Network congestion interferes with my work, so when this crisis began escalating I figured I should try using my iPhone's cellular network instead.