iPhone 7 Calendar Not Syncing with iPad/iPod touch

“I have synced my iPad calendar to iCloud, and now why my iPhone 7 calendar not syncing with iCloud? I have updated my iPhone 7 to the latest software. Still not work!”

iPhone Calendar app always contains something important you need, such as meeting date and sb’s birthday. After purchasing a new iPhone 7, you may want to sync these important info from old device to your new iPhone 7, keep the info with you on the way.

However, you may have encountered some issues that stop you from syncing your iPhone calendar with iCloud. Then how to fix it? Below we gives you some tips that may be helpful.

How to Fix “iPhone Calendar Not Syncing with iCloud”

Tip 1. Turn off iCloud Calendar and then turn on.

Tip 2. Restart your iPhone and re-try.

Tip 3. Check whether you turn on Push by going to Settings > Calendar > Accounts > Fetch New Data > iCloud.

Tip 4. Check your network connection, make sure it works well.

Tip 5. Use alternative way, some transferring tool, for example AnyTrans can merge Calendar, contacts and messages from old device to new device.

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AirDrop Won’t Work in iOS 9.3.2

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“After latest update of iOS 9.3.2 and hard reset and network reset, no resolvement. Anyone else having this problem? When tapping on air drop and sharing photos, won’t search for nearby contacts or anyone if tapped on contacts Only / Everyone”

One iPhone 6 users asked for help on iOS 9.3.2 Airdrop not working problem.

As one of iPhone or iPad users, you may also catch this issue and find your Airdrop won’t work on your device. In this situation, what can you do to get your airdrop work again. Below are some basic tips to this issue. Now let’s check the list.

How To Fix AirDrop Not Working in iOS 9/9.3.1/9.3.2

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  • Turn off and then turn on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
  • Force restart your devices. Hold on both of “Power” and “Home” buttons for several seconds.
  • Turn off and then turn on iCloud at Settings > iCloud.
  • Update iOS to latest version.
  • Reset Networks at Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
  • Use alternative tools, such as iTunes, Email, Instant Messenger,or professional transfer tool – AnyTrans, to share songs, pictures, contacts, etc on your device.

Share your opinion on the comment section if you have some other solutions!

My iPad Won’t Play Videos – How to Fix

“Recently I downloaded some videos from my email, but found I couldn’t play it on my iPad, is there something wrong? My iPad is using iOS 9.3.1, the latest version. Any help would be appreciated. I am frustrated!” 

Normally, streaming videos and songs can be played on your iPad normally. However, the videos that you synced from computer or received from another person on email may cannot be played on iOS device, because there are some formats that iOS doesn’t support. You may have synced this kind of videos to your device.

What Videos Formats Are Supported By iPhone 6/6s

  1. H.264 video up to 4K, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
  2. MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;
  3. Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format;

How to Solve?

By using some converting tools, you can convert iPhone unsupported format to supported ones. And some transferring tool can automatically convert the formats when getting videos to your iOS devices, you can refer to this tutorial: unsupported MP4 to iPad.

iOS 9/9.3 Problem: Fix Can’t Backup iPhone iPad to iCloud

“Since update iPhone 6 to iOS 9.3, can’t backup device to iCloud, even have tried many methods, such as deleting old backups to free up iCloud space, turning off and on iCloud on iPhone, manually backing up, and automatically backup to iCloud. “

Actually, there are many reasons why you cannot backup your iPhone iPad or iPod touch to iCloud server after update to a new iOS, no matter iOS 9/9.1/9.2 or recent iOS 9.2.1/9.3.

Why I Can’t Backup to iCloud and How to Fix?

1, The data you want to backup is so large.

You can check which items on your iPhone will be backed up to iCloud and the size of these items, such as photos, videos, messages, apps and so on. If they are all some big files, then change your backup plan. Or try to backup them to computer. 

Some post you may interested in if you have this problem:

2, iCloud have no free storage.

If you have no available space on your iCloud server (Free Storage of iCloud is only 5GB), you can’t create new backup. It is time for you to delete some old iCloud backup or pay Apple for a large space. 

To delete old iCoud backup, go to setting > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage. Before deleting, you are suggested backup your iPhone to iTunes first.

Question: If I couldn’t delete iCloud backup after update to new iOS, such iOS 9/9.1/9.3?

Solutions: you can try to delete iCloud backup on computer instead of on your device.

3, Bad internet/wifi network connection.

Bad network connection could stop you backing up your iPhone/iPad to iCloud on computer or on device. So check the network, and make sure it is stable. Or reset network setting by tapping Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.

4, iCloud server overload and is so busy.

Sometimes, Apple iCloud server issue could lead to the backup problem. If Apple admit that it is because of its server overloading, just wait for some days.

5, iOS bugs.

After updating to new iOS, you may find you cannot backup to iCloud. And other versions of iOS work well on this point. In this situation, it could be some bugs of new version of iOS. Normally, you can notice Apple about this issue and waiting for bug fixed and another iOS update. 

Other solutions you could have a try.

1, Restore your iOS Device

Firstly, backup your iPhone or iPad to iTunes. And then reset your iPhone/iPad to factory default setting, and then restore with iTunes backup. 

2, Remove your iCloud account and re-login.

3, Force restart you iPhone/iPad by by holding on both home button and sleep button.

Thanks for reading this post and any comments on how to solve iCloud backup problems are welcome here!

[iOS 9/10] Get Back Deleted iPhone Text Messages/iMesssages

“My iPhone text messages accidentally disappeared after I followed software update notice on my iPhone 6 to got the recent iOS 9.3.5. I have no clue how this happened, can I get back the lost messages, especially some attached pictures that my business partner sent to me.”

Usually, while bringing some improvements and bug fixes to make your devices goes more smoothly,one new released iOS update, no matter iOS 9.3.5 or upcoming iOS 10, probably also brings some serious issues, such as sync problem, iPhone black screen, messages disappear issue that we talk about in this post or some other problem.

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If you experienced recently iOS update, you will know that almost all iOS update will cause some issues about messages disappearing. So you are not alone if you lost some messages and attached pictures/voice after update to iOS 9.3.5 or iOS 10 final version.

Get backup deleted messages by restoring your device

Actually, you may lose SMS or iMessages due to bad Internet connection or fail to restore your device data after updating to new iOS, no matter you are using iTunes or iCloud to update your iPhone/iPad to the newest iOS operation. In this case, you can try to have another iPhone/iPad-restoring to get back your lost messages.

If you have a backup on iCloud, just try to read this tutorial: How to Restore from iCloud Backup. If you have a backup on computer, you can try to restore your lost messages by using iTunes on your computer. Just connect your device to computer, run iTunes, move to the menu of iTunes and click File > Device > Restore from backup. After choose one backup, you can restore your device and get back deleted messages.

Notice: Restoring may erase data and settings on your iPhone.

Restoring can’t work, how to retrieve deleted messages

Sometimes, you may find the method of restoring your device couldn’t get back your lost messages attachments and even just a text. So what to do?

In this situation, you can try to seek for help from some top backup extract tools. For example, with PhoneRescue, you can quickly preview backup data on iCloud and iTunes, and find whether there are some deleted messages stored in the backup. Additionally, you can save the lost items from backup to computer.

In the end

Your iMessages appearing issue may be caused by Apple online server problem – your device can’t download messages from the server instantly. So you can wait for some days when server works normally.

Welcome any comments about this topic on how to get back iOS update deleted messages. And thanks for viewing this post.

Backup Photos to iCloud or Mac/PC for iPhone 6s/iPad Pro

Recently, my friend Jack asked me a question about how to backup Camera Roll photos on his new bought iPhone 6s. He said that his iPhone is now full of taken pictures of products that he will upload to his company website. And, these files take up so many storage of his iPhone 6s.

Also Read: iPhone Have No Storage – How to Clean

So how to save and backup these photos to some place and then delete them on iPhone? In this post, we tell you two common ways to backup photos on your new bought iPhone 6/6s, and it is also available to save photos on iPad Pro and other devices in iOS 9/9.1.

Method 1, Transfer Photos from iPhone/iPad to Computer

No matter what iPhone or iPad you are using, you can transfer photos from these iOS device to a computer. And there are many methods you can use to save pictures on your iPhone 6s or iPad Pro to computer.

iPhone Photos to Windows 7:

  1. Connect iPhone/iPad to computer.
  2. If you see AutoPlay popup window, click “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. If you don’t see, click “Start” > Computer, find “Portable Devices”, right click and click “Import pictures and videos”.

iPhone Photos to Windows 8:

  1. Connect iPhone/iPad to computer. (if you first time connect, some drivers will be automatically installed.)
  2. Go to “The PC”, right click and choose “Import pictures and videos”.
  3. Select “Review….import”, and click “More options” at the bottom-left corner of the window.

iPhone Photos to Mac/MacBook:

After installing some app on your Mac, you can easily get photos from your iPhone 6/6s or iPad Pro to your Mac computer, such as using iPhoto, Preview, Aperture or Image Capture. However, all of these apps can import only Camera Roll Photos from your iOS devices to your Mac computer. If you want get more than Camera Roll, for example want to export Photo Stream, Photo Library photos, you can try to use more professional tool, such AnyTrans (supports win 7/8/10 also).

Backup photos to iTunes backup:

If you are using iTunes on your computer, no matter Windows or Mac, you could backup your iPhone/iPad. And as Apple said, the iTunes backup you created with your device contains photos. However, you cannot view the photos on your backup except you restoring your device or using some iTunes backup extractor.

Method 2, Backup Photos to Online Drive

If you have no computer around, you can choose to backup your Photos online. The most common way people use to backup iPhone/iPad photos are Apple iCloud Photo Library – you can upload photos to iCloud and access these files on any iOS device or Mac with your Apple ID. However, there are only 5GB storage available. If you have more than 5GB pictures, you have to pay for more online iCloud storage.

Backing up photos to iCloud Photo Library is quite simple, just unlock your device (iOS 8.3 or later), tap Setting > iCloud > Photos, and turn on iCloud Photo Library. After that, photos and videos will upload when Wi-Fi connected and battery charged.

Of course, there are some iCloud alternatives you can also have a try, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, OneDrive and MediaFire.

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Thanks for your viewing this post about how to backup iPhone/iPad photos to computer/iCloud. And welcome any comments on this topic.

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Fix “iMessages Activation Failed” Issue – iOS 9/9.2/9.3

iMessages activation issue is one of common problems you may face when updating iPhone/iPad to a new iOS operating system, such as iOS 8, iOS 9 and 9.3. Although the new released 9.3 aims to solve this activation problems, it seems have brought new iMessages problems to some users, people reported  “can’t send and receive iMessages after updating to iOS 9.3” (have no solution now).

In this post, we just talk about some basic tips to solve iMessages activation failed problems, and hope the future iOS could solve the iMessages bugs in iOS 9.3. Now let’s check the tips below.

  1. Make sure cellular data and WIFI connected well.
  2. Set up your Time Zone correctly.
  3. Turn off iMessage and restart or “Force” restart iOS device:
  4. Force restart: Holding both “Power” and “Home” buttons to turn off device, and then turn on device.
  5. Make sure you can receive SMS: If you are using iPhone, you can contact your carrier to make sure you can get text messages.
  6. Log out Apple ID and then login.
  7. Reset network setting or reset all contents and setting/restore iPhone/iPad:
  8. You iOS device > Setting > General > Reset, you can reset network or reset all contents and setting now.
  9. Contact Apple support.
  10. Retry and Retry!

Sources:
Apple – Get an error when trying to activate iMessages
iMessages Activate Failed Problems after iOS 9 update