Now, connect your iPhone to the 70mai WiFi-network and open the 70mai.app. If you have problems connecting to the 70mai WiFi-network, see this post.
Then, open the 70mai.app and do this to upgrade the firmware :
make sure you are on the 70mai.app’s main page (the window labeled “70mai” with a picture of a blue car and your 70mai Dash Cam A800 listed below it)
if the 70mai.app opens in the “70mai Dash Cam”-window with the current video stream of the dashcam and the “Take Photo” and “Album”-buttons below it, click the “<“-button top-left and in the “Exit the dash cam homepage?”-popup, click “OK”
in the “70mai”-window, make sure that at “Device” it says “Connected”
if “Not conneted” is listed, click on it
the “70mai Dash Cam”-window will open and the connection will be re-established
then, return to the “70mai”-window by clicking on the “<“-button top-left and in the “Exit the dash cam homepage?”-popup, click “OK”
back in the “70mai”-window, click the person-icon top-left
in the slide-in window click on “My Devices”
in the “My Devices”-window, click on “70mai Dash Cam A800”
in the next window (also called “My Devices”), click “Firmware Update”
when the “Firmware update”-window opens, follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade the firmware to the latest version
…that’s it !
Note that you can adjust various dashcam settings (like the Speaker Volume, Video Resolution, Parking Surveillance, ADAS Driver Assistance, etc.) by clicking on the 3dot-icon top-right in the “70mai Dash Cam A800”-screen (where you can see the current video stream from the dashcam with the “Take Photo” and “Album”-buttons below it).
I can’t get it to connect properly to my iPhone over WiFi however… I can find the 70mai WiFi network in the list of available WiFi networks in the iOS Settings-app, and I can connect to it, since it is shown as the connected WiFi-network… but the WiFi icon (the pie-shaped triangle) isn’t shown in the upper right corner of my iPhone… and when I startup the 70mai.app and click on the “70mai Dash Cam A800” in the “Please add 70mai devices”-window, I get an error : “Unable to get Wi-Fi connection Please enter [Settings – 70mai] to open location permission and then connect the device.” …and when I click on the “Go to open it”-button, the Settings-app opens …there I can set Wi-Fi, but that is already connected to the 70mai WiFi-network…
What is going on… how can I fix this ?
The solution is simple, but you didn’t understand the given directions… probably because the the error message isn’t really straight forward : it’s in awkwardly translated English and the button only links halfway to where you need to adjust the settings…
open the “System Settings” page (the icon is a hexagram with a dot in it)
Note that there’s no touch-screen so you should use the 4 buttons below the screen to navigate through the on-screen menu-structure
On the Settings page, you need to set “Wi-Fi hotspot” to “Enable” :
select “Disable” (at the top line, right of “Wi-Fi hotspot”)
in the “Wi-Fi hotspot”-page that opens you will see the name of the WiFi-network (at “Wi-Fi SSID”) and the WiFi-password (at “Password”)
remember these (or leave this screen open)
Then, open the 70mai.app on your iPhone and do this :
on the first page (simply called “70mai”) click the “Add device”-button (the only button on-screen)
in the “Please add 70mai devices”-page that opens, scroll down to “70mai Dash Cam A800” and click on it
when you get the “Unable to get Wi-Fi connection Please enter [Settings – 70mai] to open location permission and then connect the device.” error message, click on “Go to open it”
now the Settings.app will open, but it won’t always on the same page inside the Settings.app
so, make sure you go to the main Settings-page and clcik on “Wi-Fi” in the list
when the “Wi-Fi”-page opens, select the 70mai WiFi-network (with the name that was listed at Wi-Fi SSID”) from the list of “Other Networks” (or “My Networks”)
if the WiFi-password is required, use the “Password” that is (or was) displayed on the dashcam’s screen
now, even when the 70mai WiFi-network is connected you will still see 4G (or 3G or some other mobile data indication) instead of the WiFi-icon in the top-right corner of your iPhone screen
then click on “<Setttings” top-left
back in the main Settings-page, scroll all the way down to “70mai” (in the list of apps that starts after “Game Center”) and click on it
in the “70mai” page that opens, set “Location” to “While Using the App”
you could also set it to “Always”, but that isn’t a great idea since the 70mai WiFi-network is rather poorly protected
now, open the 70mai.app again
in the “Please add 70mai devices”-page, click on “70mai Dash Cam A800”
now, the “Turn on Wi-Fi hotspot”-page will open with a picture that resembles the “Wi-Fi hotspot” page that is displayed on the dashcam
there, you should click on “Dash cam WiFi hotspot is turned on” (eventhough it appears to be greyed-out) so a green checkmark will appear
then click “Next”
on the next page (the “Connect to WiFi hotspot”-page) click “Connect”
now the Settings.app will open again, check that the 70mai WiFi-network is listed at “Wi-Fi”
then, open the 70mai.app and you will see a countdown-circle on your iPhone and you will hear a voice from the dashcam
so, go to the dashcam screen and tap the button bottom-right to confirm
now you will see what the dashcam is ‘seeing’ / ‘recording’ in the 70mai.app on your iPhone
…that’s it !
Note that you can adjust various dashcam settings (like the Speaker Volume, Video Resolution, Parking Surveillance, ADAS Driver Assistance, etc.) by clicking on the 3dot-icon top-right in the 70mai-app screen.
My car doesn’t have buit-in navigation, but the onboard system supports Apple CarPlay. I have connected my iPhone to my car both through USB and Bluetooth, but my car only connects to my iPhone for Contacts and telephone… I can’t get access to my iPhone apps like navigation…
I have looked up info on CarPlay online, and it is said everywhere that there should be a CarPlay option in the General.app listed in the same chapter containing AirDrop, AirPlay&Handoff and Picture-in-Picture… immediately below those Picture-in-Picture… but there is none…
My iPhone is just over a year old and I am running the latest version of iOS, so that shouldn’t be a problem, especially since my friend’s iPhone 6S immediately connects to my car’s CarPlay when he plugs in the lightning-to-USB-cable…
What is wrong ?
If you have Siri turned off, the CarPlay option won’t show.
So, to fix your problem, do this :
on your iPhone, goto the Settings.app > Siri & Search (in the same chapter as General, Control Center and Display&Brightness, just below Wallpaper) > switch ON “Allow Siri When Locked” and preferably also “Listen for Hey Siri” and/or “Press Side Button for Siri”
then turn Bluetooth OFF and back ON on your iPhone
then turn WiFi OFF and back ON on your iPhone
then goto the Settings.app > General > CarPlay
if CarPlay isn’t listed, just wait a few minutes or restart your iPhone
press&hold the ON/OFF-button and the VolumeUP-button simultaneously until the “Slide to power off” slider appears
then slide the PowerOFF-slider so the screen goes black
then press&hold the ON/OFF-button until the Apple logo appears and your iPhone restarts and says you SIM must be unlocked
then touch the screen and typ your screen unlock code (6 digits) in the first (black) screen
then typ your SIM unlock code (4 digits) in the second (white) screen
then, again, goto the Settings.app > General and check if CarPlay is now listed
if CarPlay still isn’t listed, repeat the entire process
now reconnect your iPhone to your car using the Lighting-to-USB-cable and your car’s display will now be able to show your iPhone’s apps also
if the app you want to use isn’t listed, goto Settings.app > General > CarPlay and make sure that you add all apps that you would like to use
if no apps are available on your car’s display, use another Lightning-to-USB-cable
I am using the IP Scanner (and LANscan) software to check my network performance whenever I encounter network problems. I have found that my AppleTV keeps getting multiple IP addresses from my router using DHCP…
What is going on and how can I fix this ?
The most probable cause of your problem is that you are connection over WiFi and the AppleTV is positioned somewhere where WiFi-reception isn’t optimal, and where multiple base stations are giving an equally strong WiFi-signal, which is causing the AppleTV to constantly switch from a connection to the one WiFi-base station to the other and back again.
There is a slight chance that you have this problem when connecting over Ethernet LAN-cable also… in that case you might have some interference or data-loss on the cable which usually isn’t problematic, but still is sub-optimal…
The best and easiest way to fix this is to give the AppleTV a fixed IP-address.
To do so, do this (in tvOS 7.4 – for other versions of tvOS the actual screens may differ) :
unplug the AC-power cable from your AppleTV
restart your router (or unplug it from power for 30 seconds)
plug the AC-power cable back into your AppleTV
turn on your TV (the one that’s connected to your AppleTV)
turn on your AppleTV
goto Settings (the app that has a Sprocket/Gear-icon)
in the Settings-window, click on General
in the General-window, click on Network
in the Network-window, click on WiFi (or Ethernet if you use it)
in the WiFi-window (or Ethernet-window), click on Configure IP
in the ConfigureIP-window, make a photo of all settings or write them down (because this exact info is what you are going to enter manually), then click on Manual
in the IP-configuration window, roll the dials until the IP is set, then click OK
in the Subnetmask-configuration window, roll the dials until the Subnetmask is set, then click OK
in the Router-configuration window, roll the dials until the Router IP is set, then click OK
in the DNS-configuration window, roll the dials until the DNS is set (or use 008.008.008.008), then click OK
then wait for the setting so be accepted while the wheel spins
then exit, exit, exit until you’re back on the Home screen
That’s it !
Note : if you want to be completely sure that your AppleTV has accepted all settings, you can unplug and replug your AppleTV from power, but that is not as important as it used to be in older versions of tvOS – and you need to check afterwards in Settings to be completely sure
I have just upgraded my child’s iPhone from iOS 11 to iOS 12, but I can’t access his/her iCloud settings, since his/her account name is greyed out in Settings.app and nothing happens when I click on it…
How can I solve this ?
The problem is that you have had Restrictions-setting active on iOS 11, and it is still active on iOS 12…
However : the Restrictions-setting is no longer in the “General”-chapter of Settings.app, starting in iOS 12, the Restrictions-setting is in the “Screen Time”-chapter (the purple hourglass icon just above the grey sprocket/gear-wheel icon of the “General”-chapter) and the setting is now called “Content & Privacy Restrictions”
So, do this :
open the Settings.app
in the window that opens, click on “Screen Time” (the chapter just above “General”)
in the next window, click on “Content & Privacy Restrictions”
when asked, type the Restrictions-password-code (4 digits) you previously used on iOS 11
then scroll down to “ALLOW CHANGES:” and “Account Changes” and adjust the setting to allow changes
now, the account-info in Settings will no longer be greyed out and you can also login on additional iCloud services like Messages (a.k.a. iMessage)
I’ve just upgraded my child’s iPhone from iOS11 to iOS12, which went without any problems. Or so it seemed…
In iOS11 I had set some Restrictions on my child’s iPhone because (s)he is underaged. I used to be able to find the Restrictions setting in Settings.app under General… but now, in iOS12, it’s no longer there…
Where has the Restrictions setting gone ?
In iOS12, the Restrictions setting can be found in Settings.app under Screen Time. It’s now called “Content & Privacy Restrictions” instead of just “Restrictions”, but your options for setting restrictions are still generally the same.
You even have more options now. You can also set the amount of time your child will be able to use any specific app or service now.
I just upgraded to iOS 11 and I’m very happy with this new version of iOS, but when I opened the Calendar app and went into Month-view I noticed that all weeks now start on Sundays, which I find very confusing.
I can remember that I was able to choose on what weekday my weeks should start, but I have set that long ago in some previous version of iOS to never be bothered with it again.
But now it’s been reset to the (American ?) weeks starting ons Sundays, which is very annoying as we (Europeans) tend to start new weeks on Mondays…
…where has the option to customize this gone ?
This is very simple to fix, you just need to know where to find it :
open the Settings app on your iOS 11 iPhone or iPad
then goto Calendar
then on the next page you can adjust the settings of your Calendar, and adjust it according to your preference
then click on “Start Week On” and choose “Monday” from the list