Monday, August 10, 2015

Methods To Recover Lost Contacts From iPhone

Here is an email I received :"Yesterday I found the newly added contacts disappeared from my iPhone,these contacts were some of my new customer’s.i must get the lost contacts back otherwise I will get into trouble.however the contacts lost before i backup them. I could not restore iPhone contacts from backup.I was anxious to know is it possible to recover lost contacts from iPhone without backup."

Apparently, this user needs to recover his lost contacts from iPhone but he did not have any iTunes or iCloud backup. That's OK. Even though he had no backup, he could access and recover lost contacts from his iPhone directly. Usually, when you lose some data from your iPhone or iPad, you can recover them from your iOS device directly. If you have an iTunes or iCloud backup for those data, you can also extract them from backup. So, here, I want to show you three methods to recover lost contacts from iPhone. 

Generally, there are two common methods to restore the lost contact on iPhone
iCloud: which is the most preferred and popular method today
iTunes: an old method which still many people use
iFonebox : a professional data recovery tool designed to recover the lost/deleted data from iPhone. It also supports to extract and restore data from iTunes or iCloud backup if you have one. Now, you can transfer recovered contacts and notes back to your iDevice directly
How to restore lost iPhone contacts via iCloud backup
First make sure you have enabled iCloud Contacts sync. To check if this is true:
•     Login to with your Apple ID and password
•     Click on Contacts
•     Search your contacts to check if the lost contact (from your iPhone) is here
If yes, you can now restore that lost contact easily.
Step 1: Go to Settings -> iCloud on your iPhone, and turn off Contacts
Step 2: When the popup message comes up, press ‘Keep on My iPhone’
Step 3: Now, turn ON the contacts and click “Merge”; wait for a while
Step 4: After sometime, you should see the lost contact back on your iPhone. In case this doesn’t work, all you do is delete your iCloud account (but keep all data) Then add your iCloud account again, and still choose “merge” when prompted.
How to restore iPhone contacts via iTunes backup?
I f you backed up your iPhone with iTunes in a very recent time, you’re in luck. Restore lost contacts on your iPhone, all you do is:
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac via usb cable and run iTunes
Step 2: Click on Devices tab
Step 3: Right-click on the iPhone and choose “Restore from Backup”.
Step4: From the drop-down menu, choose the backup that you wish to restore from, and hit “Restore”
Note that this will effectively remove all current data on your iPhone and replaced by the previous data on the the backup files.
How to recover contacts on iPhone via  iOS Data Recovery?
I have to mention that the above 2 methods only work when you have backups, What to do if you don’t have backup? A third party tool is needed. Here I recommend iFonebox .
iOS Data Recovery aims to help you recover lost or deleted data from iPhone with 3 steps. It supports iPhone 6Plus/6/5/5S/5C/4S, etc. Such software can not only recover deleted contacts from your iPhone directly, but extract contacts from your backup if you have an iTunes or iCloud backup. 
Download this powerful program Free Trial for Mac & Windows by clicking below icons.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to computer
Run iFonebox; connect your iPhone to PC with USB cable. Then select “Recover from iOS Device” to start the iPhone contacts recovery job. You’ll see the window below.

Step 2: Start to scan your iPhone
Click on Contacts and iFonebox scan your iPhone automatically. After scanning finished, all contacts including the lost ones on you iPhone will displayed in the windows.

Step 3: Preview the contacts and selectively to recover
In the scanning result, you can easily preview all data found on your iPhone. Pick out those contacts you need then, click Recover to Device, all contacts you select will be on your iPhone now. 

Tips: you can also edit those contacts and then save the modified contacts to your iPhone. 
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Monday, August 3, 2015

How To Get Back Lost Notes From iPhone Without Any Backup?

It is quite troublesome when you find that an important note which you need was deleted from your iPhone. You are urgent to get back the lost notes, however, you don't have a recent back and you cannot restore those lost notes from your iTunes or iCloud backup. So the question is, how to get back lost notes from iPhone without any backup? Is there any way? Definitely, the answer is yes. Thanks to iFonebox, you can absolutely get back lost notes from your iPhone even though you don't have any backup. 

As is known that iFonebox can help you recover your deleted/lost notes on your iPhone even if you have no backup. It could directly scan your iPhone and extract the deleted notes with ease. It also empowers you to recover deleted notes as well as contacts, messages, WhatsApp messages, etc, of your iPhone. Of course, you can choose whatever you want to recover casually if you lost your iPhone data.With the help iFonebox, to recover all lost notes back to your iPhone is not a big issue and you can quickly complete all the operation steps in seconds.

Note: If you have backup file,you can also extract and recover notes from backup.

Download a free trial version of Windows&Mac, it allows you to preview and retrieve deleted notes from your iPhone/iPad/iPod:
How to Get Back deleted Notes from iPhone Directly?
Here I take iFonebox for Windows as an example. If you are Mac user,Please get Mac version and take the same operation as below.
Step 1 Connect your iPhone to your computer
Download and install the program, then run it on your computer. A main interface as follow will appear. Here choose”Recover from iOS Device”.

Step 2 Scan deleted notes from iPhone
Now you can choose Notes item to scan. 

Step 3 Edit and transfer notes back to iPhone 
After you get the scan result, all data on your iPhone will displayed here, click on “notes” and you can take a glance of the found notes one by one,includes deleted notes and those still on your iPhone, click the button “Only display deleted items” to show the deleted notes only. Mark what you want to recover and click “Recover to PC/Device”. With just one click, you can get back you deleted notes and save them on your computer or just back to your iPhone.

Tips: You could do some edit before synced deleted notes back to iPhone. Choose one deleted Note, and click the“Edit” on the bottom right of the interface to edit and add the content of this note. Then click “Save” button to transfer the notes back to you iPhone.
That’s all; you have successfully recovered your deleted note

Monday, March 16, 2015

How To Restore Deleted Safari Bookmarks From iPhone 5?

"Mistakenly i have deleted one of the folder from safari bookmarks. Pls let me know how to restore\recover? appreciate your assistance, iPhone 5"

The above content was extracted from Apple community which is about that the user have deleted some safari bookmarks accidentally and he wanted to recover or restore them. At present, I just cannot make sure whether he had an iTunes or iCloud backup for those safari bookmarks. If he did, it is pretty convenient to restore those deleted safari bookmarks. So here, first I want to introduce how to restore deleted safari bookmarks from iPhone 5 if he had backup files.

In order to restore iPhone 5 deleted safari bookmarks, this user needs a third party software for help. As you may have know that there are dozens of such software and in our test, we found that iFonebox is pretty accurate and powerful in recovery function.

What is iFonebox?

iFonebox is a powerful and professional iOS data recovery, which can not only support to recover deleted data like contacts, messages, notes and other data from your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, but extract data like safari bookmarks, voice memos, photos, videos and more from iTunes or iCloud backup for your iPhone. Plus, iFonebox can be used to transfer the recovered notes and contacts to your iPhone or other iOS devices directly. Quite functional. Well done.

How to restore deleted safari bookmarks from iPhone 5?

The first thing you need to do is to download and install iFonebox. Two versions are available: Windows version and Mac version. Besides, you can try the free version in advance.

Next are 1-2-3 steps for you to follow:

  • Launch iFonebox. Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. 
  • Scan iTunes data. iFonebox will start scanning data from iTunes backup.
  • Preview and select before restore. After scanning, you can preview and select the deleted safari bookmarks to restore. 

This is the whole process of restoring deleted safari bookmarks from iTunes backup.

Notes: if you have iCloud backup files for those safari bookmarks, you can also choose Recover from iCloud Backup in the first step.

With iFonebox, to restore deleted safari bookmarks from iPhone 5 is as easy as a pie. But you still need to realize the importance of backup your iPhone frequently.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Methods To Remove Apple Watch App From Your iPhone Home Screen

"Apple does it again. Installed iWatch app without my permission during upgrade to iOS8.2. Didn't they learn from the last debacle with the unwanted music album? How do I get rid of it?" 

iOS 8.2 was released last week. This time, iOS 8.2 comes with the wearable Apple Watch, in other words, iOS 8.2 will make a platform for the upcoming iWatch device, hence, once you update to iOS 8.2, the Apple Watch app will be on your iPhone home screen. If you don't need it, it is pretty annoying to have such a useless app. Here, methods are introduced to help you delete the iWatch app from your iPhone.
You cannot totally delete the Apple Watch app from your iPhone, but you can hide it without sticking it in the back of a folder. This is not the most perfect solution for you will see the Apple Watch app listed in Spotlight search, but it appears to be a small app so it shouldn't push too many users over the edge if available storage.
Now here is a video to help you hide the iWatch app:
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Monday, October 13, 2014

How to use Wi-Fi calling on iPhone 5C/ 5S/ 6/ 6 plus with iOS 8

Wi-Fi calling is a new feature of iOS 8 that's available initially to T-Mobile customers in the United States and EE customers in the U.K. What's more, it's coming to other carriers in the coming months. It lets your iPhone make and receive calls using Wi-Fi instead of depending on your carrier's cell tower coverage. 

Here's how it works.

Wi-Fi calling depends on a technology alternately called Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) or Generic Access Network (GAN), depending on which technical paper you're reading. The technology enables your iPhone to make and receive phone calls using a regular Wi-Fi network.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Selectively restore contacts from iTunes backup to iPhone 5/5S/5C

Contacts all lost after jailbreak or Part of contact number erased from iPhone after iOS 8 update? 
Don’t worry, you can restore from iTunes backup to get lost contacts from backup to your iPhone5/5S/5C(if you have backup your iPhone before contacts lost). Then How to restore contacts from backup to iPhone5/5S/5C via iTunes? 

Can't miss: How to Extract& Recover data from encrypted iTunes backup 

Here introduce an easy and fast way to recover contacts from iPhone5/5S/5C backup and you don't have to restore the whole backup. the answer is iFonebox, which is a powerful ios data recovery program that allows you to selectively extract data from backup and transfer data back to iPhone with a few clicks.
iFonebox released: support recover from encrypted iTunes backup and transfer contacts, notes back to iPhone/iPad
Step 1: Free download iFonebox (Window & Mac),then lunch it on computer, select the “Recover from iTunes backup” mode in windows 
Step 2: Select the backup file and hit on “Start Scan” to scan and extract contacts 
Step 3 Restore and transfer contacts from iTunes backup to iPhone 5/5S/5C 
When scanning finished, all files in iTunes backup are extracted and displayed here, Move your mouse to “Contacts” to preview the content one by one. Then choose those you want and click ”Transfer all selected to device” button to transfer those contacts back to your iPhone or click “Recover” button to save them on computer. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Apple has ceased downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.1.2

Apple has finally ceased signing iOS 7.1.2 on friday, which means that it is no longer possible to downgrade from iOS 8 once you have installed the update. If you’re still unsure about iOS 8 and have yet to pull the trigger, be aware that there’s now no turning back once you do. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

How to Recover Deleted Reminder items on iPhone6 Plus/iPhone5s

I was writing some notes in my reminders and my iPhone froze for a second. When it unfroze I notice it had deleted several important events I wrote in my reminders. These items records the meeting schedule in this week, I must get them back. What can I do to recover the deleted/erased reminder items on my iPhone 6 plus? 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New features of Messages in iOS 8

At first glance, you may not notice anything different about the Messages in iOS 8, but there is definitely a lot more going on when compared to iOS 7. Within the Messages app, Apple added several features including Tap to Talk which allows you to quickly record an audio message to send inline within the app and the ability to quick reply to incoming messges.

Here’s a look at the new features of messages in iOS 8 and how best to use them

Related reading: iMessage problems in iOS 8, How to fix?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Best Keyboard app for iOS 8:Swiftkey,Swype,Fleksy

Now that you've got iOS 8 installed, want to try out some new keyboards, right? if you're interested in the iPhone/iPad keyboard apps currently available, follow along for our top recommendations!