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 iCloud.com 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.

iTunes Wiped All My Music and Playlists after Update to iTunes 12.3.3

“After update my iTunes to the latest version 12.3.3, all of my songs and playlists accidentally disappeared from my Mac, how can I get back them? MacBook Pro”.

After updating iTunes to new version, some Mac users found their music are deleted and gone. In this case, how to get back them?

Method 1. Reload Music to iTunes

The new iTunes may cannot find where your music files are stored on your Mac. So you should follow the steps below to let it know.

  • Step 1. Quit iTunes, and find your iTunes library files by Go > Home > Music > iTunes on your Mac
  • Step 2. Drop iTunes Library.itl to another place for backup, and then go into Previous iTunes Libraries to  get a latest iTunes library file to its parent folder.
  • Step 3. Rename the latest iTunes library file to “iTunes library” to replace what you have dropped out.

Step 4. Open iTunes to check whether it works to find back your deleted music files.

Method 2. Get Back from TimeMachine Backup

If you have backed up your iTunes library by using TimeMachine, you can easily get back deleted songs and playlists.

Method 3. Transfer Songs from iPhone/iPad/iPod back to your iTunes library

If you make sure that all of your songs and playlists are not on your Mac, but have been synced to your iPhone/iPad/iPod recently, you can rebuild your iTunes from your iOS device. Of course, iTunes can’t make it. You may need some professional transfer tool.

Method 4. Re-download your purchased songs from iTunes

What you have purchased on iTunes can be re-downloaded for free. Just cost you some times to download songs again. But your playlists may be gone forever, and you should create them manually.

How to Put MP3 MP4 MOV WAV PDF To iPhone 6/6s/SE

After getting one new iPhone, no matter it’s a bigger iPhone 6s Plus or smaller iPhone SE, most of iPhone users would like to transfer something to their iPhone from their computer, where they may have collected thousands of songs, videos and PDF books. For old iPhone users, transferring process would be familiar. However, sometimes, it could be hard for new iPhone users to understand how it work to sync files to iPhone. So we make this tutorial here.

How to Transfer Media Files to iPhone with iTunes

iOS is different from Android. For Android users, getting songs from PC to their device is super easy. After connecting Android phone to computer, the device will be recognized as a USB hard drive, and in this method, you can easily drag and drop files between the device and computer. However, if you get one iPhone, the transferring process would be different – you have to use iTunes to sync data to your iPhone. And sync is different from transfer, what you plan to transfer from iTunes will erase and replace the matched files on your iPhone. And eventually, what you have on your iPhone will be the same as the data on your iTunes. And below we give you a example of this way to transfer MP3 to your iPhone:

Step 1. Run iTunes, collect some MP3 files that you want to put to your new iPhone, and drag and drop them to music category of your iTunes firstly.

Step 2. After add all MP3 files to your iTunes, now connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable or WiFi. Click your iPhone icon

How to Put MP3 to iPhone 6s

How to Put MP3 to iPhone 6s

Step 3. Under “Summary”, select “Music”, and you can turn on Music sync to put MP3 files to your iPhone. In this step, your iPhone Music will be erased and replaced.

Sync Songs to iPhone 6s with iTunes

Sync Songs to iPhone 6s with iTunes

Summary

iTunes enables you to sync photos, movies, books to your iPhone, but some iOS incompatible files cannot be added to iTunes. In addition, you should know that iTunes allows you to sync with only one computer and iTunes cannot help you to get data off iPhone. So if you want to transfer in a simple way, sometimes, you may need professional transfer tool like AnyTrans to help you out.