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how can I get back ios 6

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joeglennaz Calculating status...
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Oct 1, 2013 11:21 AM

My wife upgraded to ios 7 and can't stand it. I find it very hard to read the screen. How do I get ios 6 back on her phone?

iPhone 4S, iOS 5
  • brad805 Level 5 Level 5 (7,285 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 11:23 AM (in response to joeglennaz)

    Apple does not allow iTunes to downgrade the iOS on iPhone 4S. So you cannot get iOS 6 back.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,675 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 11:30 AM (in response to joeglennaz)
    I find it very hard to read the screen.

     

    Settings > General > Accessibility > Bold Text, Larger Type, Increase Contrast

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,905 points)
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    Oct 1, 2013 12:27 PM (in response to joeglennaz)

    Some other potentially useful ideas, quoted from pvonk, another user here:

     

     

    1. General -> Accessibility -> Reduce Motion to ON. This seems to cost me the pretty effects with app icons, but with all of the fuzziness they've added to folders and the your-apps bar, it helps avoid ~shifting~ fuzziness. Which turns out to cause problems for me. Who knew?
    2. General -> Accessitiliby -> Invert Colors to ON. ******* ONLY while in the Settings menu or Apple's screens like Safari, Reminders and Mail. I've been told I might be able to assign it to a triple tap, which should make switching easier. Haven't figured out how yet.
    3. App Switcher - Either don't use it or kill all Apple screens you aren't actively using. This cuts down on the large light squares that fill the screen in the app switcher now. Not using it would be a hassle, but would also cut down on the heightened visibility of everything I have open when switching between apps I use at work. I'm undecided which I'll end up going with.
    4. Use new screen pages instead of folders. I love the new folder design. My migraine-ridden brain doesn't, though. /-: With the old folder design, you knew an app in a folder was on screen if the folder was open and could let your gaze sweep over it multiple times to identify the icon. Now it may not be on the screen, so you have to focus specifically on smaller icons against a fuzzy-ish background. Focusing on something meant to be fuzzy is apparently one of my headache triggers. If the folders were darker or I could show the same number of icons, this would be much less a problem, but for now... I'm not sure that having a page for each folder is doable or worth the hassle, though. Might just end up moving the apps I use less often into a set of folders on a last page I don't have to visit often or just deleting them to minimize folders.
    5. Remember your brightness setting needs to be lower than it looks. This one seems obvious but surprised me with the frustration it causes. When you open the lower dock that has the brightness control, it darkens the rest of the screen. If you set your brightness so that what you want to look at seems right, it will brighten further after you close the menu and go back to it. I don't have a feel yet for how much lower I need to set the brightness, but I assume that will come with time. Also: Setting brightness higher makes the menu itself brighter to look at, so judge headache likeliness with that in mind.
    6. Settings -> Wallpapers & Brightness -> Auto-Brightness to OFF. This OS is super on-the-ball about adjusting brightness automatically. Which is awesome sometimes, but less so when you manually set the brightness, go back to the screen and watch it change from what you just set it to. You may end up with darker screens than you want until you adjust the setting, but you won't end up with brighter screens than you want.

     

    Some additional tips here:

     

    http://tidbits.com/article/14122?rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_c ampaign=Feed%3A+tidbits_main+%28TidBITS%3A+Mac+News+for+the+Rest+of+Us%29

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