Jun 252015

“How can I change my back-up location for my iPhone on my Mac? The partition for my Apps does not have enough room to back-up my iPhone any longer. I would like to move the back-up location to another partition or even an external drive.”

Sometimes you may get to meet such problem as above. You have a Mac and an iPhone and you backup your iPhone file to the Mac. As time goes by, there are more and more backup data in your Mac, and at the same time the disk space is limited. Consequently, you have no other ways but to change iPhone backup storage location on Mac instantly. But how could you do that? Is there any tutorial about it? With this in mind, I will share the useful tricks with you.


Where is the iPhone default backup location on Mac?

First of all, we need to understand where the default backup storage location is in iPhone. Every time you backup your iPhone stuff in iTunes, the data will be saved in:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

You can hit Command+Shift+G to pop up the “Go To” window from the Mac OS X Finder and then type this keywords: ” ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/”

How to move iPhone backup location on Mac?

[1]Be sure that iTunes is closed.

[2]Move the folder (~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/) to the drive you need to backup. For example, you can move the data to a secondary drive in your Mac or an external drive that works for you.

[3]Launch Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal) and then type in the following command prompt:

ln -s /Volumes/DriveName/Backup/ ~/Library/Application\ Support/MobileSync/Backup

Note: In the path, “DriveName” is the name of the new backup location.

What if you forgot iPhone backup password on Mac?

Some of the iPhone users may create an iTunes backup password to their iPhone. In that case, they need to unlock iPhone backup password in advance. What is the best solution to retrieve backup password of iPhone? Tenorshare iPhone Backup Unlocker is the world’s first software to unlock iPhone backup file password. The only shortcoming is that it supports Windows system at present. What about you forgot iPhone backup password on Mac? You can read the related article about it as below:
2 Ways to Unlock My Lost iPhone Backup Password on Mac with Ease

May 312013


Well, you may have heard about the benefits of jailbreaking your iPhone 5. It allows you with root access to the iOS operating system, permits you to download additional applications, extensions, and themes which you can’t get from the official Apple App Store and enable you to use the third party apps, handset on multiple carriers, early exploit fixes, etc. You may get ready to experience the jailbreaking process for your iPhone 5. But don’t be too excited to early. There are many traps you would fall into if you don’t make the warnings clear before. Here we would like to list some of the notes you should pay high attention to in order to jailbreak your iPhone 5 in a perfect state.

Warnings You Should Pay Attention to Before You Jailbreak iPhone 5

  1. Apple has announced that jailbraking iPhone 5 can violate the warranty, and you can’t rely on AT&T, Verizon, or Apple to fix any problems that you encounter in the after days.
  2. In the Apple Store, the apps you pay for are of high quality and security, so you don’t need to worry about the virus attack. However, the software published in other website may easily affect iPhone battery life and the system stability, especially when the software is poorly optimized.
  3. All of the applications that you use to jailbreak your iPhone 5 would have the potential to damage or completely disable your device for they are unauthorized. So you need to make specifically sure that those applications would do little harm to your iPhone 5.
  4. You may suffer data loss to some extent. When you pull out the USB cable during the process, when the jailbreaking gets stuck, or when unfortunately the jailbreak is unsuccessful, you may get some data loss or totally lose all the files on your iPhone 5. So you need to backup your device before you jailbreak it.
  5. How to back up your iPhone 5 in order to avoid data loss after jailbreak? You can use iTunes or iCloud for backup, or you can try iPhone 5 Data Recovery to backup your data on PC. What if you forget to backup iPhone 5 and suffer data loss after jailbreak? Use iPhone 5 Data Recovery again to recover the lost data.
  6. Before you can start to jailbreak your iPhone 5, you need to successfully put your device into DFU mode. Many users fail to enter into the iPhone 5 DFU mode, so the very important thing, besides the above tips, is that you need to verify that the Power button and the Home button on your iPhone 5 work. Otherwise, you need to download other apps to put it into DFU mode.


There are many other risks to jailbreak iPhone 5. If you have other information to share with us, it is appreciated that you add your comments here.



May 252013

Apple has released the new version of iOS 6, iOS 6.1.4 update, for iPhone 5 users for a span. You may have heard about some opinions about it. Some people would have a passion for it since it helps users to better enjoy iPhone 5 to its potential, while others would complain about some shortcomings of it, such as after the update, they lost data on iPhone 5, or it is hard to jailbreak. In fact, we recommend you should go to experience this update for it can really make a difference on your iPhone 5 and we would like not to specify the benefits of it. Here we prefer to mention some important things you should pay attention to before you go to the iOS 6.1.4 update for your iPhone 5.


The first thing you should note is that any iOS update would cause data loss on your iPhone. Whether you are using Apple iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or even the later modles, you would never get rid of losing data and other information during or after iOS update. It is a big defect, isn’t it? However, you can avoid data loss if you back up your iPhone 5 before you update it to new iOS 6.1.4.

After you have the serious awareness of knowing iOS update would cause data loss, the next significant thing you should pay attention to is to find out ways to back up your iPhone 5. Conventionally, you may know that using iTunes is a good way for backup. You can just Sync with iTunes and iTunes would automatically backup almost all of your data, settings, and other information. Or you can also right-click (control-click) your iPhone 5 under Devices and choose Back Up. iTunes would help to store your data in your computer. Besides, to back up your data into computer, you can use iPhone 5 Data Recovery to help your freely transfer data into computer and select a save path to back up those data into your computer.

Moreover, if you don’t like to use hard drive to store your iPhone 5 data, you can make backup with iCould. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup & Storage. Your iPhone 5 data would be backed up into the cloud.

The next important thing you should watch out is whether your iPhone 5 gets enough available storage or not to store the new iOS update. When updating, your iPhone 5 needs enough space to download and install the update. If “Download and Install” is grayed out or you get the message saying “This update requires at less XX GB of available storage”, this means you would not be successful to update iOS 6.1.4. So before you go to update, make sure you have enough available storage.

May 102013

Have you ever met such problems that you can’t send messages with your iPhone 5 or can’t receive any messages? This can really drop you into a world full of headache when you met message problems since text messages are really a life helper to better communicate with others.

Here are some tips for you to deal with these issues.

If You Can’t Send or Receive iPhone 5 Text Messages (SMS)

When you find that you cannot send any messages, neither can you receive SMS, the first thing you should do is to restart your iPhone 5: press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red “slid to power off” slider appears, and then slide the slider. Or you can press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

If restarting iPhone 5 is unworkable, you can check to update your device to the latest iOS software. Here we take the new version of iOS 6, iOS 6.1.4 as an example to update iPhone 5.

Update iPhone 5 via iTunes: connect iPhone 5 to computer, select the device when it appear in iTunes under Devices, click “Check for Update” in the Summary pane, click “Download and Update”.

Update iPhone 5 without iTunes: connect iPhone 5 to a Wi-Fi network, go to Settings > General > Software Update. When the iOS 6.1.4 update is prompted, tap “Download” and “Install”.

If you still have the message problems after the above operations, you can follow the methods below.

  1. Check to make sure that every iPhone 5 number in your contacts list includes an area code.
  2. Ensure that your contacts include the full phone number instead of just the information needed to dial locally when you send messages to existing contacts.
  3. Contact your current carrier to verify that the porting process has successfully completed when you have recently ported your number from another carrier.
  4. Check to make sure that your wireless carrier supports MMS.
  5. Make sure that MMS Messaging is turned on in Settings > Messages.
  6. Ensure that your iPhone is can access cellular data.


If you prefer to reset your iPhone 5, you can press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button together for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

If you accidently deleted or lost your iPhone 5 text messages, use iPhone Data Recovery to help you recover all messages or selectively restore any wanted SMS.