Download and Install Apple Music on iPhone with iOS 8.4

Download and Install Apple Music on iPhone with iOS 8.4

With Apple entering the into the music streaming market there is a lot of hype around there new Apple Music streaming App which also now integrates with the Music App. With some great features such as a worldwide Beats radio station, human select playlists and a 3 month free trail there is a lot to offer and is worth trying if your already running an iOS device. Unlike other operating systems you can’t just simply download the new App, the Apple Music app is included in the latest iOS 8.4 update which also addresses some bugs. Some may argue that Apple is force feeding this App to users if when not wanted. But if you are looking to download the latest update and set up the App it is very easy to do so.


Download and Install Apple Music Step 1

As Apple Music is included in the iOS 8.4 update it is required to download which is accessible through your iOS device. By going into Settings > General > Software Update > Install update. Unlike previous Apple updates this one is around 200MB shouldn’t take up to much memory. The download time will vary on your internet speed but your device should restart shortly after downloading with the new Apple Music App.


Download and Install Apple Music Step 2

Once downloaded and installed you will be able to access the Apple Music App. When opened you may have to sign in with you iTunes ID and password. From there you are able to sign up for the 3 month free trial. It will ask you for a payment authorisation but will not be processed until the 3 month trail is finished. As it automatically rolls over to the subscription it asks for payment permission now. In the Apple Music App there is a way of turning this off. By going into Account located on the top left hand corner under You > View Apple ID > Subscriptions / Manage > Turn renewal subscription from On to Off.


Download and Install Apple Music Step 3

Alternatively to downloading the iOS update from your iPhone / iPad / iPod you can plug in your device to iTunes to check for the latest update. By going into my iPhone > Check for updates > Update

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No Sound or Volume on Spotify – How to Fix

No Sound or Volume on Spotify – How to Fix

With Spotify gaining huge popularity across different devices it has become a new addition to the daily applications we use. As I live in a house with many other people it depends on how I will listen to Spotify. Sometimes problems occur when listening to headphones or bluetooth speaker then reverting back to laptop speakers. Also if listening on bluetooth then inserting headphones sound and audio problems can arise. So when or if Spotify stops sound or volume playback it can be a huge annoyance. Some symptoms you may come across on different devices such as Macs, Windows, iPhone, iPad and Android include

  • No sound playback
  • Song playback is skipping
  • Will only start playing half way through a song
  • Static.

No Sound Volume on Spotify Step 1

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A very quick and easy fix for eliminating any temporary glitches is to simply exit the app turn it back on. This applies for Windows, Mac and even smart devices such as iPhones and Android Devices. If your using a Mac you will have to exit it in the dock by right clicking > Quit. This is a very simple fix but is usually the most effective.

No Sound Volume on Spotify Step 2

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In the Spotify applications insure that the internal volume slider is turned up, generally it is located on the bottom right and corner of the window. Also check that the hardware speakers are turned up or not on mute. If none of these steps work you can read these posts specific to sound issues on different devices.

No sound on Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10

No Sound on Yosemite / Mac / MacBook

No Sound on iPhone

No Sound on Samsung Galaxy 

No Sound Volume on Spotify Step 3

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If your using multiple audio sources such as laptop speakers, bluetooth speakers or headphones. Ensure that bluetooth is off or disconnected when trying to playback through headphones or vice versa. You may have to try step 1 again once swapping between different audio sources.

If any of these steps have helped resolve your sound please share your experience below on how you did it as it all helps 😀


No Sound or Volume on Apple TV – How to Fix

No Sound or Volume on Apple TV – How to Fix

If you are having any issues or problems with audio coming from your TV while using Apple TV (2nd or 3rd generation) there are some simple steps and solutions you can follow to resolve the sound problem. Some symptoms you may be coming across include no sound while playing movies, audio static, no sound on AirPlay or mirroring a device. You can follow the steps below to fix these issues.

No Sound or Volume on Apple TV – Step 1


With any third party device being connected to a Apple device for it to run, it is always recommended to troubleshoot the third party device first then move onto the Apple TV device. Troubleshooting your TV would include.

  • Check if the volume on your TV is turned up or the mute button has not been activated. Refer to the specific manual for your TV to change these settings.
  • Ensure there is a positive connections between your Apple TV, Television and also Home Theatre system if benign using. This would include checking all devices are connected and cables are secure and in the appropriate areas. Also to see if there is adequate power source to each device. Also check if the audio receiver is set to the Apple TV, check user manual for more details.
  • If none of these fixes or solutions fixed the sound problem, you can do a restart the Apple TV. This is very easily done by holding down the Menu & Down buttons together for 6 seconds or more. This will restart the Apple TV which may take a few minutes and hopefully eliminate any temporary glitches that may have occurred.

No Sound or Volume on Apple TV – Step 2


If you are using a third party home theatre system or optical digital audio port try connecting your television directly to the Apple TV with a HDMI cable. If this does not work to resolve the no sound problem you can change the audio output mode for the Apple TV

  • Using your Apple remote, select Settings > Audio & Video.
  • From there change the audio output setting from auto to 16bit.

Secondly you can turn off the Dolby Digital Out setting (if your television isn’t picking a signal it may be causing audio issues)

  • Using your Apple TV remote, select Settings > Audio & Video.
  • From there change the Dolby Digital Out setting from On to Off.

Hopefully some of these solutions and fixes have resolved the no sound or speaker issues for your Apple TV. If you have used any of these steps or have found another way of fixing this issues please share below as is all helps :D.



iPhone 6 and 6Plus has Zoomed in – How to Fix

iPhone 6 and 6Plus has Zoomed in – How to Fix

There have been several reports of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6Plus having zooming issues when using. Some of the symptoms are that its locked in zoom mode no matter what App is running or what task is being done. This also applies to the lock screen where the zoom is locked. Below are some steps that will hopefully help the zoom issue on the iPhone 6.


Step 1

With any issues or problems with any iPhone it is always recommended by restarting the device as if it were a PC or Mac. This can be done by holding down the lock and home button simultaneously for 10 seconds until the iPhone reboots back up. This should eliminate any temporary glitch that may have occurred.

Step 2

If you have accessibility features turned on for your iPhone it can be easy now and again to activate these on accident. For zooming you can using 3 fingers to double tap on the screen and also the same to turn it off. You can turn off Accessibility Features by going into Settings > General > Accessibility > Zoom > Off. From there you will have control over

  • VoicerOver
  • Zoom
  • Invert Colours
  • Grayscale
  • Speech
  • Text
  • Bold Text
  • Contrast
  • Reduce Motion
  • Labels

Step 3

If the above steps have not worked, check for any new updates from Apple that may fix a glitch that may be specific to a certain iPhone. This can be done by going into Settings > General > Software Update > Check for Updates.

Step 4

Another successful solution is by changing the size of the text which has been associated with zooming problems. To adjust text go into Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size > Choose desired size.

If any of these solutions or fixes have worked for you please share you experience below as it all helps 😀

No Sound on iPhone after Updating to iOS8 or iOS9

No Sound on iPhone after Updating to iOS8 or iOS9

With any new updates from Apple for the iPhone or iPad there are sure to be some initial bugs or issues that will arise. Usually the first release of an iOS is in some ways a beta for the public so Apple can seek out any problems they missed. From there Apple is able to resolve most of these issues with new updates.

The new iOS8 update and the upcoming iOS9 update will effect different models of iPhones in different ways. With the latest iOS8 update the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S had major sound and volume issues with no explanation from Apple. This problem can go though to all iPhone model from the 4 to the 5 / 5S / 6 and the 6 Plus.

No Sound iOS8 Step 1



One of the first and most important fixes for this speaker and sound problem is to check for any recent updates from Apple. This should fix any temporary glitches or bugs that may be in the software. This can be done by going into Setting > General > Software Update > Download and Install. As with checking for updates for the software it is also highly recommend to check for any new App updates. There have been several reports of some Apps that once opened on the new iOS8 to cause sound issue. App updates can be done by App Store > Updates > Available Updates > Update.

No Sound iOS8 Step 2


Whenever people ask me to fix there iPhone whether it be a sound, camera or screen issue I always recommend doing a hard restart. Just with a PC or Mac when you run into problems the first troubleshooting option is to restart. On a iPhone it is very easily done by holding down the sleep/ power button and home button together for 10 seconds till the iPhone turn off. After the iPhone has turned off it should boot back up with the Apple logo.

No Sound iOS8 Step 3

As with step 1 with some Apps causing the sound issues it is recommended uninstalling 1 App at a time until the sound / volume comes back. If certain Apps haven’t been updated for iOS8 or iOS9 platform it can cause compatibility issues which may also cause crashing of the iPhone. Uninstalling Apps can be done by pressing and holding on a App till it jiggles then press the X on the App. All Apps be be reinstalled later on by going into the App store download history.

No Sound iOS8 Step 4


If you iPhone was connected to any Bluetooth devices during the update this can cause some issues after the update with the iPhone thinking its still connected and won’t play sound through the speakers. There is a simple fix by turning your iPhones Bluetooth off or turn it on and off. This can be done by going into Settings > Bluetooth > Off.

If you are stilling running into walls with the sound / speaker problems there is a full article here with more methods and fixes. Also if you have tried any of these and have been successful please share your experience below as it all helps :D.

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