Tag: How-to

Old Calendar Events Missing on iPhone [iOS 7.x]? Here’s a fix:

You just updated the firmware on your iPhone or iPad, enabled iCloud - and all the old events from your Calendar are gone. They...

How to Stop Ad Tracking in iPhone/iPad on iOS 7.x

Apple allows advertisers to track an iPhone/iPad through what is called IDFA (identifier for advertisers). Basically, it's like the advertisers pin a number to...

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone or iPad Easy Way

What do you do when you lose a ton of data - notably, photos - from your iPhone? That's right, you run back to...

iCloud Backup Restore Stuck: How to Troubleshoot Restore Issues

We generally recommend an iTunes backup whenever you are upgrading/updating your iPhone/iPad but given the ease with which one can deal with iCloud backups,...

How to Block Ads in iPhone/iPad Apps or Games on iOS...

App ads are necessary evils of the mobile ecosystem. For the developer, having the app display ads is a source of revenue. That's why...

Here’s How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps...

The update to Google Maps on iOS and Android brings an important feature that a lot of users would find useful/interesting. Google Maps now...

Gmail Push Notifications Not Working in iOS 7.x: Here’s How to...

Many users occasionally complain about fetch/push notification problems with Gmail. If you've configured Gmail into the stock Mail app or use the Gmail app,...

How to Get Directions to Places Quickly Using Apple Maps (iOS...

Apple maps have consistently improved over the years, since its disastrous debut. The hiring spree has possibly resulted in a refactoring of location data...

How to Enable Continuous Scrolling in iBooks (iOS 7.x)

iBooks is a great way to read books on your iPhone or iPad (although the iPad is a friendlier device for reading lengthy ebooks)....

How to Create Contact Groups for iOS 7.x Using iCloud

iOS doesn't let you create contact groups from an iPhone or iPad. We're in iOS 7.1.1 and this feature is still conspicuously missing. In...

How to Reset/Restore Hosts file to its Original Version in Mac/Windows

When you encounter iTunes errors like 3194, it is recommended to edit the hosts file. After a certain point, you have edited your hosts...

How to Turn off the Annoying Unread Count on Mail app...

Following up on our post about getting rid of annoying badges on the App Store icon (that show how many apps are awaiting an...

How to Delete All Offline Reading Lists from Safari iOS 7.x

Offline reading lists in Safari were introduced in iOS 6 to help you tackle those "read later" articles without having to resort to a...

How to Free up Storage on your iPhone to Install New...

It is highly annoying when your iPhone keeps running out of storage space, especially when you want to install new apps and do fun...

How to Recalibrate Motion Sensors on iPhone 5/5s (Compass, Gyro, etc.)

The iPhone comes with a few motion sensors: the gyro, the accelerometer, the magnetometer etc. The sensors help the iPhone calculate the alignment/motion based...

Want to Crop a Photo on Your iPhone in iOS 7...

Sometimes you click a picture to share with your friends but you want to edit the image: crop out the unnecessary parts to send...

iPhone 5 Power Button Fix: Replace iPhone 5 or Trade-in for...

We've learnt that Apple's iPhone 5 replacement program (for faulty power-buttons in qualifying iPhone 5 phones) actually goes further. If you ask for a...

How to Setup iCloud Photo Stream On Your Mac/Windows

Apple's Photo Stream feature is not limited to iOS ecosystem. Photo streams work on Mac and Windows too. But you will have to setup...

iPhone 5/5s Not Charging? The Solution Might be Simpler Than You...

When your iPhone doesn't charge, it's one of the lowest moments in the smartphone experience. I mean that's when we realize how important this...

iOS 7.1.1: Unable to Update, Troubleshooting Issues and More

We wrote about iOS 7.1.1 this morning. The minor update comes with a small but important change to TouchID so that iPhone 5s users...