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.

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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

Mar 142013
 

Apple and its manufacturing partner are readying the next-generation processor expected to be used in future iPhones and iPads. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, is expected to tape out — one of the final steps before manufacturing — Apple’s A7 chip this month, according to a report in Digitimes.

That will set the stage for pilot production by TSMC this summer and commercial production by the first quarter of 2014.

The A7 will use TSMC’s future 20-nanometer manufacturing process — which isn’t expected to be ready until 2014.

Apple, in fact, is designing products now based on the TSMC’s 20-nanometer process, according to sources contacted by CNET who are familiar with TSMC’s plans.

To date, Samsung has been the exclusive manufacturer of Apple’s A series processors — including the current A6 chip — for the iPhone and iPad. But Apple has been looking to diversify beyond Samsung.

Down the road, that diversification could also include Intel. One school of thought has Intel making chips for Apple on its 14-nanometer process, possibly in 2014.

As we are waiting for the next generation iPhone with brand new processors, we might also worry about another thing: what should we do when lost data from iPhone?

How to Recover Lost or Deleted Files from iPhone with iPhone Data Recovery

iPhone Data Recovery is the tool that help us recover data on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 without iTunes backup. It recovers messages, contacts, call history, and other files directly from our iPhone. As a result, you must be sure that your iPhone is at hand when we do the text message recovery.

Step1: Enter into DFU mode

After we connect our iPhone to the computer and launch the program, we have to set iPhone to DFU mode. 

DFU mode is the only mode from which we could load data from iPhone to the program. In order to set our iPhone 5 to DFU mode, we should first hold Home and Power button at the same time for 5 seconds after starting the program. If your iPhone has been powered off already, click “Start” button to enter DFU directly. Secondly, keep holding Home and Power button until the device screen turns to black. At last, release Power button and keep holding Home for 10 seconds.

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Step2: Preview and select files to recover 

We can preview before recover data from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4.

Step3: Recover text messages from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4

In the end click “Recover” button to recover contacts from iPhone 5, iPhone 4S or iPhone 4 to your PC.

In the end, I’d like to remind you back up iPhone regularly. Because by doing so, you can still have your data even you lost your iPhone. If you still have your iPhone, I think the best choice is to recover from iPhone with the help of iPhone Data Recovery.

 Posted by at 12:14 pm
Feb 262013
 

Researchers have discovered another lock screen bug in iOS 6.1, which allows other people to get past your lock screen without a password and view your iPhone data after plugging it into a computer.

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The vulnerability was detailed in a YouTube video that revealed how a simple exploit allowed users to bypass the lock screen of a passcode-protected iPhone. The vulnerability, which was highlighted on Monday by Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica, is similar to one that was recently discovered. This new bug, however, is a bit more open, allowing attackers to plug in the phone via USB and access its data (like contacts, voicemails, photos, and more) without needing a passcode. The trick is remarkably similar to the other lock screen bug in iOS 6, but involves using the screenshot tool as well as the emergency call button to get in. Check out the video above to see it in action, and watch out for the loud annoying music.

Apple promises to close this bug with the next version of iOS, 6.1.3. However, 6.1.3 also breaks the latest jailbreak, so it’s a tradeoff. Once again, this is a good reason to enable Find My iPhone, so if your phone does get lost or stolen, you can wipe your data and protect it from ne’er-do-wells.
Of course, a hacker must have physical access to the device for the exploit to yield any data. But using the method highlighted, data such as contacts and voicemails could be extracted from a stolen iPhone even if a passcode lock were enabled on the device.
As a result you should keep your iPhone with you during parties or other public places and to keep your data safe you’d better set password for iPhone backup files. With this password no one can access your backup data. Worry about losing this password? No need at all, you can always seek help from software like iPhone Backup Unlocker to unlock iPhone backup for you.

 Posted by at 2:58 am
Feb 102013
 

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It is reported by hackers evad3rs that an iPhone 5 and iPad 3 iOS 6 jailbreak finally arrived last weekend. The group has said that it will be launching its untethered iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

iOS owners have been desperately awaiting for the release for months now and it looks like the wait is finally over.

It has been reported that the untethered jailbreak has gone through tests on Mac, Windows and Linux before it was release on Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.

The jailbreak is “compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1,” the official evasi0n website has explained. That means that any iOS users who own an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4, iPod Touch 5, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini will be able to use the jailbreak.

The iPhone 5, the iPad 4, and the iPad Mini have all been hugely successful over recent months and millions of the devices have been sold worldwide since release. However, many users seek to jailbreak their devices to optimize the functionality of the devices, and allows them to personalize it a lot more to their desires.

If you are interested in jailbreaking your phone, all analysts advice that files should be backed up first prior to attempting any jailbreak, to ensure that nothing important is lost. And you could backup iPhone to PC using iPhone Data Recovery.

An untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6 has been available for some time, although it has not been rolled out extensively because hackers expected that Apple would fix various bugs with the iOS 6.1 versions, and with the changes, ruin their work. However, the operating system has since settled down and should be stable for a fully fledged jailbreak to be released.

Users greatly prefer an untethered jailbreak to the tethered kind, as an untethered kind allows users to reboot the device without having to reinstall the jailbreak manually all over again.

Most people wish to jailbreak their devices to access unofficial apps, and download external software to help them customize their device outside the restrictions of the Apple Store and iTunes.

However, of course anyone planning to jailbreak their iPhone or iPad this coming week should remember that any warrantee would be invalidated by such actions.

By the way, if you happen to lose important data from iTunes backup files, it is easy to use iTunes Data Recovery to extract iPhone backup, or iPad and iPod touch backup.

 

 Posted by at 7:56 am
Dec 152012
 

Anyone who uses iPhone may be very familiar with iPhone backup files, and thanks to iPhone backuo files, or we’ll lose our mind once we accidently deleted important data from iPhone or lost iPhone. The backup files give us a chance to recover our personal information.

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iPhone Backup File

iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. And these data that are located in a specific place of your computer are called iPhone backup files which could be used to restore data in your iPhone if you accidently deleted something in iPhone, buy a new iPhone, etc…

Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes.

Then maybe you are wondering where those backup files are. Whether you use Mac OS X or Windows, the iPhone backup process is basically the same, iTunes backs up all your iPhone files and identifier information to a specific directory in the locations that we are about to talk. OK let’s start to find the iPhone backup files.

iPhone Backup File Location

In Mac OS X your iPhone files are backed up at the following location:

~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/

The (~) symbol signifies your home directory, which is the same place all your other documents and information are stored.

Windows XP stores all of your iPhone backup files in this location:

C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Windows Vista and Windows 7 backs up the iPhone files to here:

C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup

Obviously if your main drive is not C: then you’ll have to change that, same goes for “user”.

Want to Recover iPhone Backup Password?

One thing that almost all iPhone users have encountered is losing iPhone backup password in iTunes. This really drives one crazy, because all your important data and personal information such as contacts, messages, call history could not be restored from iPhone backup files now. In this case, you may ask a professional tool to help you. One of my friends recommend iPhone Backup Unlocker to me and I like it so much. It is like a loyal password keeper for me. Maybe you could also have a try.