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How to recover your forgotten iCloud Password

iCloud is a good service provided from Apple to users to store their Apple device data in cloud server. With the help of the online storage space, users can backup their iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac computer data easily. And, if you lose data accidentally from your Apple devices, you can easily restore from iCloud server.

iCloud has another good features for data sharing, you can share a iCloud account with your families or friends to transfer different data including photos, videos, schedules, contacts, calendar,etc, but also is convenient for you to transfer your own data between different devices.

Lost or forgot your iCloud account (Apple ID)?

However, in modern digital age, people have so many accounts for different purposes. So, it is hard to remember all accounts’ information even if we can record them somehow. When you forget your iCloud account information, especially, the password, you must be hurry to find ways to remove iCloud password.

To unlock iCloud in password forgetting situation, we can take measures in two ways.

1.Official way-recover iCloud password (Apple ID password) via E-mail

Indeed, Apple provides password recovery ways for iCloud user.

1. Go to My Apple ID (appleid.apple.com).

2. Select “Reset your password.”

3. Enter your Apple ID, then select “Next”.

4. Select “Answer security questions” as your authentication method. Select Next.

5. Select the birth date associated with your Apple ID, then select Next to begin answering your security questions.

After answering your security questions, you’ll be asked to enter and confirm your new password. Select Reset Password when done.

If you forgot your Apple ID name, follow these steps to change your Apple ID password.

1. Go to My Apple ID (appleid.apple.com).

2. Click “Manage your Apple ID” and sign in.

3. If you have two-step verification turned on, you’ll be asked to send a verification code to the trusted device associated with your Apple ID. If you’re unable to receive messages at your trusted device, follow the guidelines for what to do if you can’t sign in with two-step verification.

4. Click “Password and Security”.

5. In the “Choose a new password” section, click Change Password.

6. Enter your old password, then enter a new password and confirm the new password. Click Save when done.

Unfortunately, if you can’t use official ways to recover password for iCloud, for example, you also forgot the E-mail or answers of security questions, how do you get back your password?

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2. Use iCloud Unlocker to recover password

If official ways can’t recover iCloud password, user may search for free iCloud unlocker, free iCloud password remover or something like that on the web. Of course, some password recovery program can help me get back or access iCloud to get back backup.

iPhone Backup Unlocker is dedicated to recovering lost iTunes and iCloud backup password for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod, and enabling forensic access to address books, call logs, SMS archives, voice mail and email account settings, applications, and so on in these backups. Moreover, it ensures you no data loss or damage to your backup data.

Indeed, the types of backup data in iTunes is the same as iCloud, so, we can try to recover or remover iTunes backup file password to restore lost iPhone, iPad, iPod data.

Free download here: http://www.tenorshare.com/guide/how-to-unlock-iphone-backup.html

The Easiest way to Factory Reset an iPhone/iPad without iTunes

Do you know how to factory reset an iPhone/iPad the easy way? As is know to many iPhone/iPad users, there are 2 common ways to make it. One of the 2 ways requires that you connect your iOS device to the iTunes and it is a bit difficult to perform. As a result, I will teach you how to factory reset an iPhone/iPad without iTunes with ease.

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What is to be done before doing the factory resetting process?

Factory reset an iPhone/iPad means that you will erase all the data on your device such as messages, contacts, photos, notes, apps and so on. So before doing that, remind yourself to backup the important data. Another instruction is to make sure that your iPhone/iPad has enough battery. After that then you can proceed to perform the resetting process.

How to Factory Reset an iPhone/iPad without iTunes the Easiest Way?

As far as I’m concerned, the easiest way is to perform a standard factory reset. The Apple Inc. has provided a “Reset” function for an iPhone/iPad, which is used when the owners want to erase part of or all the data on the iPhone/iPad. Here you can continue with the steps below to use it:

Step 1: Tap the Settings app icon on your device’s home screen

Step 2: Tap the General category in Settings, then scroll down and tap Reset.

Step 3: Tap Erase All Content and Settings and enter your PIN when prompted. In this step many people may come across a new problem “how to factory reset iPad without a pass-code”. In this case you can use iPhone Care Pro to unlock it and then go on with the next step.

Step 4: Then a warning pops up in the bottom to remind you to make sure the resetting process. Just choose Erase iPhone/iPad to continue. After a few minutes, you will supposed to succeed to factory reset the iPhone/iPad.

Once the process is done, you will get a brand-new iPhone/iPad. If you want to recover some of the data on the iPhone/iPad you can restore them from iTunes backup or a third-party data recovery tool like iPhone Data Recovery. Always the iTunes backup files is password-protected. If you can’t remember it you can resort to iPhone Backup Unlocker (http://www.tenorshare.com/products/iphone-backup-unlocker.html) to recover it.

How to Stop Facebook from Installing Messenger on iPhone

Facebook’s policy to force users to install a separate Messenger app (which has a 1-star rating in the App Store) on their smartphones hasn’t been popular. However, there is a quick way for iPhone users to stop Facebook installing Messenger and continue chatting using the normal Facebook app.

How to avoid having to use Facebook Messager

All iPhone users have to do avoid this unpopular decision is to hit the install Messenger button when prompted by the standard Facebook app, but switch to the App Store while the Messenger app is being installed and stop the installation or delete the app. When you pause the download in App Store, then return to Facebook, the old messaging interface will return. You can even give Messenger a test drive and delete it if you don’t like it. After that, Facebook won’t pester you to download the new app again.

With this done, you can feel free to use other message apps on iPhone. If you happen to have WhatsApp installed, I’d like to share with you an easy way to back up WhatsApp messages with a freeware called Free WhatsApp Recovery.

Added Tip: How to back up WhatsApp messages to PC

1. Launch Free WhatsApp Recovery on your computer and connect your iPhone with this computer as well.

Note: No need to connect iPhone to computer if you are to extract the iTunes backup. You should select the iTunes backup file instead.

2. In a few minutes, all the conversations will be displayed on the main interface. Choose the conversations you wish to export. To select a conversation, tick the checkbox next to each message thread on the left. Or check the “Messages” box on top to select all messages.

3. Click on the “Export selected” button. Pick a location on the PC where to save the messages.

More info about WhatsApp can be found in the Top 10 WhatsApp Tips and Tricks.

 

How to Create a Facebook Event on iPhone and iPad

It’s easy to create a Facebook event on your iPhone and iPad. However, if you haven’t used this before it could be hard to find out how. Great news is that you can just follow the tips below to create Facebook events on iPhone and iPad. Additionally, there are also some other Facebook tips for you as perks.

How to Create Facebook Event on iPhone and iPad

1. Launch the Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Tap on the More tab in the bottom navigation.

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3. Tap on the dropdown arrow next to the Apps section in order to expand all.

4. Find Events in the Apps list and tap on it.

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5. In the upper right hand corner, tap on the + symbol to add an event.

6. Type in the information for your event. Once you’re finished, tap on the Done button in the upper right hand corner.

Additional Tips for Using Facebook on iPhone:

There are some simple features of Facebook that you might need. We’ve picked up the 3 mostly used for your information.

1. Change Your Cover Photo: You can change your cover photo directly from the mobile app. Head to your profile and tap on your cover photo. You have the option to snap a new picture, or select one from your iPhone’s Camera Roll.

Note: If the photo in your Camera Roll is deleted by mistake, try to use iPhone Data Recovery to restore photos.

2. Change Your Profile Picture: It’s easy to change your profile picture. Open a photo you’re tagged in and press on it for 2-3 seconds, then tap Make Profile Picture.

3. Delete a Post: How to delete posts when using the mobile app isn’t very obvious, but it’s very simple. First, swipe your finger across the post from left to right. A small black circle with a white X in the center will appear. Tap this to either hide or delete the post entirely.

How to Fix iPhone Home Button

The Home button is a button that plays an import role in controlling your iPhone. And once the Home button doesn’t work or fail to respond, your iPhone is next to useless. As a lot of things could lead to an unresponsive iPhone Home button, there are a lot of ways to fix iPhone Home button. Just read and learn.

Method 1: Calibrate Your iPhone Home Button

If your iPhone home button is slow to respond, it may need to be recalibrated. This could be done with the following steps:

  1. Open any app
  2. Hold your sleep/wake button until the Power Off screen appears
  3. Hold down your home button for 5-10 seconds

Method 2: Clean Your iPhone Home Button

Your iPhone Home button may fail to respond when there is dirt or some kind of sticky substance obstructing your home button. You can use the steps below to clean iPhone Home button.

  1. Use 99.9% isopropyl alcohol. DO NOT USE RUBBING ALCOHOL, which has water in it and can ruin your phone.
  2. Apply a few drops in and around the home button
  3. Lightly tap it, and wait about 10 minutes before checking it again

Tips: When you clean iPhone Home button, be careful and make sure you will not get iPhone water damaged.

Method 3: Enable the On-Screen Home Button

If the previous methods did not work, it sounds like perhaps you have a completely defunct home button. In this case, your home button’s connectors may have been misaligned and would require professional repair.

The good news is, you can still use your phone using its on-screen home button. Normally, this is used as an accessibility option, but it’s also a common solution for those with non-functioning home buttons.

If all these methods still can’t help you fix iPhone Home button, your last resort might be iPhone Data Recovery, a tool that helps you to recover photos, messages, contacts, call history, etc. from iPhone. Though the tool won’t help you fix iPhone Home button, it helps you get important data out of iPhone.

How to Make Older Devices Run Faster after iOS 7 Update

Just updated to iOS 7 on your iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4 or other older iOS devices? Stuck with current devices, which are acting a bit sluggish after upgrading to iOS 7? Good news is that there are a few things you can do to improve an old iOS device’s performance somewhat.

Clear up iDevice, Keep Only Needed Apps

Deleting unnecessary apps could help you save a lot of space on iPhone, iPad or iPod. If your device’s hard drive is near capacity, reducing the amount of data stored on it could result in a speed boost.

You can check how much free space you have, go to Settings > General > Usage. We’d suggest keeping at least 1GB free just to make sure there’s some free space for iOS to shunt files around without having to do too much juggling. To delete an app, find it, tap and hold until it starts wiggling, and tap the X in the upper-left corner.

Also, you can delete unwanted photos which takes up a large number of space on iDevices. If you accidently deleted the wrong photos, use iTunes Data Recovery to restore the deleted photos.

Stop Background Update

iOS 7 runs more processes in the background to make it more convenient to use. For starters, apps now update by themselves in the background, which saves you the trouble of updating your apps manually.

Turn off Automatic Updates: Tap Settings > iTunes & App Store > and turn Updates off. If you spend a lot of time uploading Music, Apps and Books you might want to turn off those as well.

Turn off Background App Refresh: Tap Settings > General > Background App Refresh. Turn Background App Refresh off and tap Disable Background App Refresh.

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Turn Off Motion, Transparency, and Other Effects

iOS 7 introduced new animations, which quickly lose their luster when they result in a choppy motions and lag. you can turn them down if this setting is available your device. For instance, iPad 2 supports this motion effect but iPhone 4S doesn’t.

Turn off Motion: Tap on Settings > General > Accessibility > Reduce Motion and set Reduce Motion to On. This turns off the parallax effect of icons and alerts (many people find it easier to use in this setting).

Hopefully these tips could help your device run faster after iOS 7. If you have other problems after updating iOS 7, such as battery drain, check How to Fix iOS 7 Battery Drain

How to Turn Voice Recordings into Ringtones on iPhone

Tired of having the same ringtones with other iPhone users? Want to have different and recognizable ringtones for calls and messages on your iPhone? This article describes how to record a voice memo and use it as your ringtone.

Step 1: Record the Voice Message & Send it to Yourself

You can record voices of your baby and loved ones as your ringtones. Every time you hear the unique ringtone, you should know whom this call is from. To achieve this, follow the following steps:

  1. Launch “Voice Memos” on the iPhone and tap the red button to record a voice message
  2. Next, press the voice memo you just recorded, tap the blue “Share” button and select “Email” to send it to an email address you can check from your computer

When you finish with the recording, you should prepare a computer which works fine. You could change the file extension for the recording so that it can be used as a ringtone.

Step 2: Turn the Voice Memo into a Ringtone & Import to iTunes

As the Voice Memo recordings are captured and saved as “.m4a” file format, you need to rename the file extension to a “m4r” file which can be used for ringtone on iPhone.

  1. Change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r
  2. Double-click the newly renamed .m4r file to launch it into iTunes, it will be stored under “Tones”
  3. Connect the iPhone to the computer (or use Wi-Fi sync) drag & drop the ringtone from “Tones” to the iPhone”

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Step 3: Set the Voice Memo as your Ring Tone

Finally you will need to go back to your iPhone and set the voice recording as your ringtone or text messages tone. Those who have already set ringtones or individual text tones before must be very familiar with the steps below.

  1. Open Contacts, locate the contact name, tap “Edit”
  2. Select either “ringtone” or “text tone” to change it
  3. Under “Ringtones” find the newly transferred ringtone. The default name is “Memo” if you didn’t rename it. Just select it and tap “Save”.

With all this done, you can now enjoy your special ringtone now. In addition, if you just mistakenly deleted important voice memos from your iPhone, you can try to use iPhone Data Recovery to recover the voice memos.