How to Recover Old Messages in iOS 10

Normally if we choose to keep messages forever under Settings > Messages > Messages History, we can store all messages conversations on our device. However, recently some users reported that their old iMessages conversations disappeared accidentally in iOS 10 even though they’ve chosen it be forever.

“I keep all my texts from the people I regularly text and I was going back on a convo and wanted to see something they texted me a month ago, but i was scrolling up like I normally do, and it stopped at a certain point and wouldn’t load anymore.

Now I know I didn’t delete the texts before that point, and I tried with other people and it’s letting me go back up to a year. I tried force closing the Messages app and restarting my phone and nothing. 

What’s weird is the person in particular’s messages wont load after a certain point but all the photos/gifs we’ve sent each other still appear in the “details” button.

Any advice or people having a similar issue?”

Above is one of iPhone 7 Plus users reported on Apple Communities saying iMessages not loading old messages in iOS 10 and all old messages missing from iPhone.

Among all messages issues in iOS 10, this issue can be the biggest because you would lose something. And if we get this issue, is there some tips to fix it and get back lost messages?

How to Fix Won’t Load Old Messages and Recovery Messages in iOS 10

  1. Turn off iMessages and then turn on it by going to Settings > Messages.
  2. Power off your iPhone and restart your device. Or hold on both “Power” and “Home” to force restart your device.
  3. Restore your iPhone from recently backup to get back old messages.
  4. If you have so many backups, you may need an iPhone backup extractor for help to view contents on backups without restoring.

If you have some better ideas to get back disappearing old messages, please let us know by leaving a comment. Many thanks!

iOS 10 Let You Know Who Is Calling You When Drive and Run

iOS 10 is available to download for all supported device, including iPhone 5/5s/5c/6/6s/SE/7, iPad Pro, iPad Air/Air 2, iPad 4, iPad mini 2/3/4, and iPod touch 6.

After downloading and installing this new iOS operating software on iPhone, you can easily find new features on Settings > Phone. It is about the Announce Calls, which gives all car drivers and sporters some new and better experience – Siri will automatically announce you who is calling you when you are driving or using a headphone on the way.

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How to Use Announce Calls in iOS 10

Step 1. Run Settings app on your device and Tap Phone

Go to Settings > Phone

Go to Settings > Phone

Step 2. Tap Announce Calls.

Tap Announce Calls

Tap Announce Calls

Step 3. There are four choices. If you want Siri tells you who is calling you when driving and using headphone, just select “Headphones & Car”. Or you can select “Headphones Only”, which allows the Siri to announce the incoming calling only when you using headphone.

Set Headphones and Car

Set Headphones and Car

Cannot Send and Receive iMessages After iOS 10 Update

Recently. Apple released iOS 10 public beta 6 for all Apple testers. And some of these people said their iPhone/iPad won’t send or receive iMessages.

my cousin and I both installed iOS 10. We’re running Public Beta 6. After one the of updates, my cousin was suddenly not able to send or receive iMessages with the new effects. He just receives a message saying “sent with confetti” or something like that.”  — TheBsoBoy reddited.

So if we meet this problem, what can we do to fix this issue.

How to Fix iMessages Won’t Send/Receive Problem in iOS 10

Actually, it’s one of iOS common issues after updating or restoring. And there are some quick tips you can have a try to solve this problem.

Tip 1. Check Network Connection

It requires you to connect your device to a stable Wi-Fi or Cellular Network.

Tip 2. Turn off and then turn on iMessages

Go to Settings > Message > Turn off and then turn on iMessages and try again to send iMessages.

Tip 3. Restart or Force Restart 

You can power off your device. If your device has no response, press and hold on both of “Power” and “Home” to force restart your device.

Tip 4. Reset Network Settings

This method will remove all Wi-Fi and Cellular network settings, including the password you typed. To reset, you can go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

If all of these tips are useless for you, you may need to restore your device with iTunes backup or iCloud backup. Or wait for new iOS update to fix this bugs.  And sometimes, Apple server issues will brings this iMessages problem, In this situation, you have to wait for several hours or days to get this issue fixed.

Resource: iOS 10 iMessages Problems

iPhone 6/6s App Disappeared After Updating to iOS 9.3.4/10

“After updating to iOS 9.3.4, noticed my twitter app accidentally missing from my iPhone 6s. And I searched it on Spotlight, but there was no result. How can I get back my missing app?”

Normally, we can quickly find one app by searching its name in Spotlight bar on our iPhone. If we can’t find what we want in this way, the app may be deleted. In this situation, we can re-download it from App Store.

However, there is one iOS problem: after updating to a new iOS or restoring from iTunes/iCloud, some apps disappear from screen, and you cannot re-download it from App Store, and sometimes, it shows “Open” (App Store shows it was installed). So what can you do to get out of this trouble?

How to Recover Disappeared App on iPhone 6/6s

Tip 1. restart your iPhone.

Tip 2. check whether iPhone restriction prevent the app showing up.

Tip 3. delete the apps on Settings

  • Step 1. Run Settings app on your iPhone 6,  and then go to General > Storage & iCloud Storage > Mange Storage (Storage).
  • Step 2. Find whether the app is listed. If it is listed, tap it and delete it.
  • Step 3. Run App Store, tap “Updated” on the bottom menu bar, and download your wanted app from Purchased on iCloud.

If you have some better ideas of fixing missing apps on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s, be free to share them on the comment section.

Source: Fix App Problems on iPhone iPad

iCoud Storage is Full? How to Clean?

Do you often get a messages from your iPhone telling you that you have no storage to backup your iPhone to iCloud? And it keeps on requiring you to “Upgrade Storage” just like the screenshot shows below.

iCloud Storage Full

iCloud Storage Full

iCloud gives your only 5GB storage for free, which is always not enough for an iOS device. However, it’s necessary for you to backup you iPhone iPad frequently to avoid data loss. So do you need to upgrade your iCloud account to 50GB, 200GB or 1TB?

You normally needn’t. What you should do is just backing up only what you care about instead of all on your device.  Now let’s get the way to clean your iCloud storage and take the most use of your limited iCloud storage.

How to Clean iCloud Storage

1, Apple allows you to delete old iCloud backup to free up your iCloud storage.

In iOS 9, you can go to Settings app > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage (iCloud). Tap your name of device > Delete Backup  > Turn Off & Delete.

2, iCloud Photos Library takes up your iCloud storage. So you can remove some photos and videos on your device to get more space. Of course, before removing, you can backup your photos/videos to computer.

3, iCloud Drive and iCloud Mail also use your iCloud space. So you should clean these apps to make more room.

Generally speaking, iCloud is useful to backup data on your device, but its storage is limited. So  the best way is that you can use it to save some important texts, such as messages, contacts, safari info, notes or calendar events. But for some big files, such as photos and voice memos, you can choose another way to backup them.

How to See All Call History on iPhone 6/6S/SE/5S

You may wander a way to get old call log of some specific contact on your iPhone, maybe the call history was created some months ago. You may have tried to unlock your iPhone and check the call log, but eventually you found there was only some recently call history listed. So how to get old call history of one specific contact?

Actually, some data recovery software can easily make it to help you view all call history, and even some deleted ones on your iPhone for free. Now let’s follow this post to know how it work.

How to View Call History on iPhone

  1. You can download PhoneRescue and install it on your computer. It’s compatible with both of Mac and Windows.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer by using your cable. Select “Recover from iOS device” and go forward to scan data on your iPhone.

    How to Get All Call History on iPhone

    How to Get All Call History on iPhone

  3. After scanning, PhoneRescue will lists most of iOS built-in apps with its related data. Just select call history, now you can view all call log here. In addition, it shows you clearly what people called you.
    Recover iPhone Call Log

    Recover iPhone Call Log

    Source: How to Recover Deleted iPhone Call Log

iPhone Contacts Disappeared After Update to iOS 9.3.5/iOS 10

I recently read a question on Apple Communities, it said as below:

“I was updating my iPhone 6 to iOS 9.3.5, last night and this morning when i looked at my phone several of my contacts were missing. I tried to put a dare range to it but it doesn’t make sense. Some contacts that I have were added only months ago, while I am missing some that I have had for years.”

You may also meet this issue. Because, in the process of updating to a new iOS operating system, no matter recently iOS 9.3.5 or upcoming iOS 10, your device will be backed up and then restored. In the whole process, you should keep your iPhone connected to computer or iCloud in a stable state, or you may lose something. In this post, we give you some tips about how to restore iPhone contacts. If your iPhone contacts disappeared after iOS update, these tips may be helpful.

How to Get Back Missing Contacts on iPhone

  1. Restart your device, or Force restart your device.
  2. If you are using iCloud, you can go to to check whether your lost contacts are there. Or you can try to turn off iCloud and then login.
  3. If you are using Google contacts or some other email contacts, you can login your email contacts to get back lost contacts. Or re-login your email on your iOS device to retrieve disappeared contacts.
  4. If you have created an iOS backup, you can restore your device with the latest backup to get your lost contacts. Of course, sometimes when you don’t know whether the backup contains contacts, you can use backup viewers to check whether the contacts are backed up to the backup.