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 272014

Cellular Data is used for data communication in cellular networks. When your iPhone is not connected with a Wi-Fi network, any app that needs data will use the cellular data network. Once exceeding the limit of the data plan, the cost will be extremely high. Therefore, learning to manage Cellular Data Usage on iPhone is quite necessary. Here I share you some tricks about how to manage your Cellular Data Usage on iPhone.


Manage Individual Apps on your iPhone

Individual apps are important parts which will consume a great proportion of Cellular Data, so you should find out how much Cellular Data has been used by these individual Apps and to see which App can be disabled.

Pop into Settings from the home screen and tap Mobile (named Cellular on some devices).

Scroll down to Mobile Data Usage. Here you can see how much data you’ve used.


Scroll down further on the mobile screen and you will find a list of installed Apps on your iPhone. You can decide which one should be disabled here.



Automatic Downloads

Another major part that will cost your Cellular Data is iTunes, which will automatically download books, music, Apps etc. You can follow the steps below to turn off these automatic downloads:

Pop into Settings and then tap iTunes & App Store.

Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and turn off the option to Use Mobile Data.



System Service

iPhone will also use mobile data for some necessary services such as weather, time, location syncing, mapping services etc. To see how much data your iPhone uses for these services, scroll down further beyond the list of Apps and tap on System Service. For these services, you can only disable mobile data altogether to prevent your iPhone from using mobile data. It actually makes no sense to do so. But you can be aware of how much data your system services have used so that you can control Cellular Data Usage on iphone appropriately.

system service


Now, all parts that will consume Cellular Data on your iPhone have been covered. You can check them from time to time and manage the Cellular Data Usage better. For more iPhone tips, click here.

Sep 142013

I can’t send or receive e-mail from my iPhone 5! What can I do? Thanks for help!

-Apple Support

iPhone is really a convenient tool of people to receive and send email whenever and wherever they want to. However, many iPhone users complained that they can’t send or receive e-mail from iPhone. In this article, we list several solutions for you to solve the problem that iPhone unable to send or receive email.

Solution 1: Restart Your iPhone Device

If your iPhone can’t receive or send email, you need to restart your iPhone first to see if this works.

1. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for a few seconds until the red “slide to power off” slider appears, and then slide the slider.

2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Solution 2: Check Your iPhone Whether Has Internet Access

If the restarting doesn’t work for you, you need to ensure that your iPhone has Internet access. Tap Safari and attempt to load a webpage to see if your iPhone has Internet access.

Solution 3: Try an Alternative Internet Connection

If your iPhone has Internet access but you still cannot receive or send email, you can try an alternative Internet connection.

1. If your email is provided by your Internet provider, try connecting from the home network.

2. If your iOS device has an active cellular data plan, try to disable Wi-Fi:  Tap Settings > Wi-Fi and turn off Wi-Fi.

Solution 4: Enter SMPT Server Password

If you have tried the first 3 solution but still can’t send or receive email from iPhone. Then it may be because the SMPT server needs a password but you didn’t enter it.

1. Go to the iPhone email settings, select the account and then scroll down to the Outgoing Mail Server settings.

2. Click on the SMPT settings, then on the primary SMPT server, you will see that there is a field for password.

3. Just click on the password field and enter your SMPT password and this should solve your problem.

Other Solutions:

There are some other solutions for your reference.

1. Log in to your email provider’s website to ensure that the account is active and the password is correct.

2. Delete the account from Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars and then add the email account again on the iOS device.

These 4 solutions mentioned here are most used by people who can’t send or receive email from iPhone. For more iPhone tips, click here.

Sep 062013

iOS 5 introduced a new capability within iOS device’s Messages app named iMessage. It can send text, picture, and messages to other iOS users without paying your carrier for a special messaging plan. In this article we’d like talk about how to send photos using iMessage.

How to Send an iMessage Photo Using the iOS Messages App?

iMessage is built right into the same Messages app and Share Sheet that sends SMS and MMS to your non-iPhone using friends, so you can do it with your Message app.

1.Launch Messages app and tap the New Message button in the upper right hand corner.

2. Choose the contact you’d like to send a video to.

3. Tap the Camera button next to the message entry area.

4. Select whether you’d like to take a photo now or choose an existing one

Choose existing or take video



















5. If you chose to send an existing photo, you’ll be shown all the pictures and videos in your Photos app. Scroll through and find the photo you’d like to send. Tap on it to select it.

6. Make sure the photo is the one you want and tap the “Choose” button in the lower right hand corner and it will be inserted into the message.


















7. Tap the Send button.




















How to Send iMessage Photo Using the iOS Photos App?

You can also send a single iMessage photo using the iOS Photo app.

1. Launch the Photos app and locate the photo you want to send. Tap on it to select it.

2. Tap on the Share button in the lower left hand corner and select Message.

3. The photo will be automatically inserted into a new message.

4. Type the contact name or search for the contact you want to send to by tapping the blue “+” button.

5. Tap the Send button.

Remember that iMessages photos can only be sent to people have an Apple device using iMessage, or your video will be sent as a regular MMS message. If the message appears in a green bubble instead of a blue one, it means you can’t send iMeassage to the contact you send and you’ll be charged any applicable text message or multimedia message fees.

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Jun 092013

When you got an iPhone in hand, you may be very excited at the very beginning. Undoubtedly, as one of the high-quality smartphones, Apple’s iPhone would take you to experience wonderful trips by using the great functions. However, you may find it disappointed that sometimes, your iPhone can’t make calls by receiving the message “Call failed”. What to do when you met such a boring problem.

Below are some tips for you to fix this problem.

  1. Put your iPhone into airplane mode and turn it off again quickly. This is helpful to fix the problem when your iPhone call failed on ATT, especially when you need to make a call but it keeps dropping the calls.
  2. Restart your iPhone and head to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. If your iPhone calls fail due to the network, you can have a try with this method.
  3. Open you iPhone and go to Settings > Phone > Show My Caller ID. And then switch this to “ON”. This sometimes can do a lot of help when you suddenly got stuck and can’t make any calls.
  4. Go to ettings > Phone and turn off “Call Forwarding” and “Call Waiting” if tip 3 cannot work.
  5. Close some apps on your iPhone. Too many apps on at once will do harmto your iPhone and cause your iPhone into a corruption, which will lead to your iPhone call failure too.
  6. Reset your iPhone to factory settings. When your iPhone drops calls, it may also jump into a crash. If this always happens, the good advice is to to reset your iPhone to factory settings.  But you need to backup your iPhone before you do the factory reset, or the data on your iPhone will be lost. If you do make a backup with iTunes before, try iTunes Data Recovery to help you recover the lost files from iTunes backup. If you forget to back up your iPhone, stay calm. You can use iPhone Data Recovery to help you recover lost data directly from your iPhone without backup files.

You can pick up any of these tips to help you fix the iPhone call failure problem. To be added, there is another trick to help you avoid this issue effectively. That is you can turn your iPhone off every night for a while to reset and delete the cache that allows the memory to fill up.