Thursday, January 26, 2017

How To Make iPhone 5s Look Like An iPhone 7 Mini

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 0 Comments

In this post we'll show you how to make iPhone 5s look like an iPhone 7 mini. It is not a secret that there are plenty of useful and unique accessories for your iPhone on different Chinese websites like AliExpress or Gearbest. For iPhone 5s owners, one such particularly useful kit is the ”iPhone 7 mini” kit that transforms your handset into a mini iPhone 7.

Some time back there was weird two-minute YouTube video instructing users how to turn your iPhone 6s into an iPhone 7. It was really crazy as video guide demonstrated how to engineer from iPhone 6s an iPhone 7 without knocking on Apple’s headquarters. The process started by eliminating the iPhone’s headphone jack. Then the person used a drill to add additional speaker holes, and an angle grinder to remove the camera from your second iPhone 6s. In the end they colored the new phone in a “deep blue” color. It wasn't a serious hack as such transformations as just damaged iPhone 6s.

This time to make iPhone 5s look like an iPhone 7 mini you don't need a drill or any other means. All you have to do is to visit some of above described websites and buy such kit. Kits of such kind are usually available for anywhere between $25-$40 and transform your iPhone 5s into a matte black ‘iPhone 7 mini’. If you are not particularly fond of black then you can pick kits either with blue or red option.

Installing the housing will take you around a couple of hours and various tools, but if you lack the expertise things can go wrong, so keep that in mind. The iPhone 7 mini kit uses an aluminium that is very similar to the quality that Apple has used on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and gives the phone great look. 

Since the iPhone 5s and iPhone SE share the same design and dimensions, similar kits are also available for the latter as well. 

iOS 10.3 Brings WiFi Calling For Verozon iPhone Users

According to reports it will be possible to enable Verizon WiFi Calling on iOS 10.3 iPhone with this public software release. Apple added support for Wi-Fi Calling in iOS way back with iOS 8 in the year 2014. Wi-Fi calling is carrier-driven, and depends on a technology called SIP / IMS (IP Multimedia Subset). This technology forces your iOS 10 iPhone to make and receive phone calls using a regular Wi-Fi network. And almost every user with poor or inconsistent cellular reception knows how to enable WiFi Calling.

What is more such U.S. wireless carriers as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile have supported Wi-Fi Calling since iOS 8, with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile also supporting Wi-Fi Calling on other iCloud-connected devices like iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch and Mac. 

Apple has just seeded fist beta for the next software update iOS 10.3, right after it has released iOS 10.2.1. This was a minor update and didn't brought any significant change or enhancements to the table. The update’s release notes indicated that it included bug fixes and improved the security of iOS devices.

As per report iOS 10.3 beta 1 seed supports Integrated Calling on Verizon. So with this handy feature, compatible iCloud-signed devices can make and receive calls using your carrier’s account even when your iPhone isn’t nearby. Verizon customers should be able to take advantage of this useful feature when Apple will release iOS 10.3 to public.

With Verizon’s Integrated Calling feature, users will be able to use iCloud to make calls over Wi-Fi, as long as that device is using the same Apple ID as their iPhone. As the result, the iPhone doesn’t even have to be on to make or receive those calls, nor does it have to be on the same Wi-Fi connection. 

So to Verizon WiFi Calling on iOS 10.3 iPhone you will need any iPad or iPod touch model running iOS 9 or later, any Mac model manufactured in 2012 onward with OS X El Capitan or later or Apple Watch with watchOS 2 or later.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How To Queue Messages For Sending While Offline In Whatsapp

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 0 Comments

Now it is possible to queue messages for sending while offline in Whatsapp. Thise new feature becomes available with the recent update for WhatsApp messaging client for iOS. Lots of iPhone users from time to time faced with the problem when you want to send a message on WhatsApp and connection fails. It can be annoying because you have to wait till the connection pops back online again before you will be able to send the message, but a recent update to the iOS version of WhatsApp fixes that problem.

How To Queue Messages While Offline In Whatsapp

Now iOS 10 devices users can queue messages for sending while offline in WhatsApp and once a connection has been established, the messages will be sent so that users don’t have to worry about forgetting to reply a message which can be rather annoying for the person on the other end. What's more, the number of photos and videos that can be shared at once has been increased from 10 to 30, that's really great.

In addition to the offline message queuing feature, the latest update also introduces better storage management and sharing improvements. Now iOS devices users have the ability to get a breakdown of space used by WhatsApp on a per-conversation basis. This addition will be really useful for 16GB iPhone owners.

 If you navigate to Data and Storage Usage under WhatsApp Settings and click on Storage Usage option, you will now get a number of the storage occupied by each of your chats. It is possible to clear any particular kind of media you want like GIFs or videos to free up storage space on your device. You can now also chose to download new media files on WhatsApp only when you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, or when connected to either cellular data or Wi-Fi.

To enjoy latest WhatsApp improvements head over to App Store and download the latest update for free.

Public iOS 10.2.1 Download Links For All Compatible iDevices

On Monday Apple company has seeded public iOS 10.2.1 download links for all compatible iOS devices users. With nearly a month of testing, iOS 10.2.1 is finally available for public consumption and direct links are below. iOS 10.2.1 software release brings no new user features and no noticeable changes or enhancements of any kind. However, according to release notes the latest Apple's update includes bug fixes and improves the security of iOS devices.

Apple seeded four betas ahead of 10.2.1 public release, and unlike 10.2 update, no notable changes surfaced during its testing period. However, the same is not expected to be true of iOS 10.3. Due to rumors this update is going to bring a new “Theatre Mode” feature making iPhones less obnoxious if a owner has to bring one out during a movie or stage show. Rumors say that this mode lets users quickly mute the sound on their Apple Watch and avoid waking the screen on wrist raise. Apple has already seeded its first beta of iOS 10.3 that is available only for developers at this point.

iOS 10.2 release was packed with multiple interesting and useful features. The update has brought to the table over 70 New Emojis, SOS feature for iPhone, new Now Playing Splash screen, new TV App that replaced Video App. The new TV app allows you to enjoy all your files that were purchased from iTunes. But most interesting new feature is in the “Watch Now” section. This is where you’ll be able to connect all your media apps to the TV app and get a singular experience for watching all compatible content.

You can download iOS 10.2.1 update over-the-air via the Software Update function in the iOS Settings app —located under the General menu —or by connecting your device to iTunes on a desktop or laptop and using public iOS 10.2.1 download links for all compatible devices below:

iPhone 7
iPhone 7 Plus
iPhone 6s
iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone SE
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 5
Phone 5c
iPhone 5s
12.9 inch iPad Pro
9.7 inch iPad Pro
iPad Air 2
iPad Air
iPad 4
iPad Mini 2
iPad Mini 3
iPad Mini 4
iPod touch 6th gen

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How To Enable WiFi Calling On iPhone In iOS 10

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Reading this post you'll learn how to enable WiFi Calling on iOS 10 iPhone. As you know such US carries as AT&T, T-Mobile and more support Wi-Fi Calling on their network, allowing those with weak cellular signals to use WiFi to make and receive calls. Wi-Fi calling is carrier-driven, and depends on a technology called SIP / IMS (IP Multimedia Subset). This technology forces your iOS 10 iPhone to make and receive phone calls using a regular Wi-Fi network.

Instead of routing your voice packets through your carrier's closest cell tower, those packets get tunneled through the Internet to a controller used by your cell company, which then bounces them across the network to whomever you're speaking. The net result is that you're talking, but you're not actually using a cell tower to do it. For people who live in areas with poor or inconsistent cellular reception, Wi-Fi calling is an absolute savior.

How To Enable WiFi Calling On OS 10 iPhone

Apple added support for Wi-Fi Calling in iOS way back with iOS 8 in the year 2014. Here we will show you how to enable this feature in a step-by-step guide below.

Before you proceed keep in mind that your carrier must support Wi-Fi Calling feature in order to enable it on your iPhone. If your carrier doesn’t support this feature, you won’t see Wi-Fi Calling option on your iOS 10 iPhone.

Step 1: In order to enable WiFi Calling on iOS 10 iPhone launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Click on Phone, then Wi-Fi Calling.

Step 3: Then switch ‘Wi-Fi Calling on This iPhone’ to On.

Step 4: Tap Enable on the pop-up that appears.

Step 5: Confirm the Terms of Service.

Step 6: Enter an emergency contact address for 911 calls.

Step 7: Tap Save and then Close and you’re done.

Now, when you’re on a WiFi connection with enough bandwidth, your iPhone will use that to make and receive cellular calls instead of the carrier network. You should be seeing Wi-Fi on your status bar as shown in the screenshot above. Enjoy.

How To Check Battery Charge Cycle Count On iOS 10 iPhone

Battery Percentage is an app that allows you to check battery charge cycle count on iOS 10 iPhone even without jailbreaking. As y may know that it was taken down from the App Store last year, but is back with a new name and available to download right now.

Battery Percentage app helped users to look at your phone’s battery and worked out just how long it should last at any given moment. Yes, Apple’s battery readout gives you an idea, but the app that was at the time Battery Percentage app was able to make estimates based on the current health of a battery. That means it took into account the number of charge cycles the battery itself had been through, which, predictably, meant that it may not last as long as it used to.

Old batteries degrade, and just can’t last as long on a single charge as new ones. It’s an unfortunate fact of life, as is the fact Apple pulled that app from the App Store last year. But fortunately this year the app modified and came back with new name.

Dubbed as Battery Life, the app does much the same thing, although it neither supports iOS 10 firmware nor, as a result, the iPhone 7. It works just fine on other devices though, so if you’ve been wondering why your battery is so poor, this might be worth checking out.

Battery Life app is free to download from the App Store. But if you want to check battery charge cycle count on iOS 10 iPhone then you are out of luck as it was mentioned early the app doesn't work with iOS 10 devices. And if you’re an iPhone 7 owner and want to learn how to check battery charge cycle count on your device then your phone is too new for any of this to matter! So enjoy your phone, and if your battery is still underperforming, you might want to take it in to Apple before that warranty runs out. So keep that in mind.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How To Set Up Multilingual Typing On iOS 10 iPhone

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Here is useful guide on how to set up multilingual typing on iOS 10 iPhone and use this new feature. Apple has made a bunch of improvements to its QuickType keyboard for iOS 10, and one of those is support for multilingual typing. This feature allows users to type in multiple languages simultaneously and take advantage of the auto-correct function to receive appropriate suggestions without having to switch between different keyboards manually. 

How To Set Up Multilingual Typing In iOS 10

Before you proceed check multilingual typing requirements:
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS 10.0 or later firmware version
  • Appropriate Dictionary files downloaded through the Settings app
  • QuickType keyboards in selected languages

Now follow easy steps below to set up multilingual typing on your iOS 10 iPhone:

Step 1) On your iOS iPhone, navigate to Settings > General > Dictionary.

Step 2) Select any languages you’d like to use with the QuickType keyboard. iOS 10 will then download the dictionary for the language. This might take a while.

Step 3) Now navigate to Settings > General > Keyboards > Keyboards.

Step 4) Tap Add New Keyboard and add keyboards in the languages that were downloaded in the step 2.

Step 5) Lastly close out the Settings app.

How To Use Multilingual Typing In iOS 10


Once your new keyboards are active, you’ll be able to use them all at the same time and you’ll receive appropriate next-word suggestions for each. Autocorrect will understand you’re typing in another language, too, so it won’t keep trying to correct you.

iOS 9 allowed us to use multiple languages for typing, too — but you had to switch between different keyboards manually in the same way you would switch to a third-party keyboard. Only then would autocorrect understand which language you’re using this time.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How To Fix iOS 10 iPhone Text Messages Crash Bug

Wednesday, January 4, 2017 - 0 Comments

Here is the useful guide oh how to fix iOS 10 iPhone text messages crash bug for those users who have encountered with such problem. According to multiple users reports they have received the malicious contact file. When they opened the said file their Messages app has become unresponsive. Fortunately there is a way to fix this issue on iOS 10 iPhone.

How To Fix Text Messages Crash Bug In iOS 10

Fortunately, the fix doesn’t actually require having a ton of intricate technical knowledge. It’s more a case of knowing where to go to and what to do, which is where we come in. So if you want to fix iOS 10 iPhone text messages crash bug here’s what you need to do.

Step 1: On the iPhone in question, you’re going to need to go ahead and navigate to a special page in Safari. You can do this by heading over to the following URL:

Step 2: Opening the page in Safari will simply initiate an automated process where as requested, the script will instantly re-open up the native Messages app and take you to a new message screen. This screen will actually have a piece of pre-populated text in the messaging text field saying “I have just saved your iPhone bro ;)”.

And that is most definitely all she wrote. Your Messages app and iPhone functionality should start to work as usual. Everything should be functioning as expected and you should have full access to all features on your device. Hope this guide will help you to fix iOS 10 iPhone text messages crash issue. 

This is not the first iOS 10 bug, just after its launch users reported that after watching a malicious video link in Safari their iDevices became unresponsible or even crashed. As it turned out it was a longstanding bug as iPhones and other iDevices running iOS 5 were found to be affected by the same glitch.

How To Disable System Haptic Feedback on iOS 10 iPhone 7

Reading this your will learn how to disable system haptic feedback on iOS 10 iPhone. As you may know starting with the iPhone 7, the improved Taptic Engine has the ability to provide haptic feedback when the user performs different system actions. Haptic feedback is a short vibration that your phone produces when performing a specific action. For instance, when you’re setting an alarm on your iPhone 7, spinning the timer dial will provide vibratory feedback.

This new feature is available only for such smartphones as iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. On prior iPhone models, vibratory feedback is limited to 3D Touch, Silent/Ring switch etc.

If you’re not a big fan of haptic feedback, then there is a way to turn it off in iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Doing so will disable haptic feedback only for system actions such as the timer dial in Clock app, date dial in the Calendar app and so on. Unfortunately, it doesn’t get disabled for 3D Touch and Silent/Ring switch.

How To Turn off Haptic Feedback On iOS 10 iPhone

Step 1: In order to disable system haptic feedback on iOS 10 iPhone 7 launch the Settings app.

Step 2: Then go to Sound & Haptics.

Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the interface and toggle off System Haptics. 

After you’ve switched off System Haptics, your iPhone will no longer produce vibratory feedback for system actions and interactions. If you wish to turn it back on, follow steps above again by going to the Sound & Haptics section in Settings and toggle on System Haptics.

Again this feature is available only for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Remember you can only disable vibratory feedback for system actions and not for things like 3D Touch.

Haptic feedback is a nice feature that simulates physical feedback when performing various actions. Fortunately you can disable and re-enable if very easy.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

How To Disable iOS OTA Update On iPhone Without Jailbreak

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 0 Comments

Reading this post you'll learn how to disable iOS OTA update on iPhone even without jailbreak. The constant struggle between Apple and jailbreak hackers accentuates before every new iOS release. Apple engineers is working hard to plug the holes within iOS that jailbreakers exploit in order to to develop jailbreak. That's why there may be situations where iOS is prompting a user to install an update which they simply want to avoid especially when the device is jailbroken.

For many users it can be really annoying when iOS constantly remind about an update that needs to be installed. If your device is already jailbroken, then then to disable it you need to install a new tweak, but what to do if you are not jailbroken. Fortunately there is a way to prevent iOS update download prompts.

How To Disable iOS OTA Update On iPhone

Step 1: Fire up Safari on the iOS 10 device that you want to prevent from offering iOS updates repeatedly.

Step 2: Then point Safari to this GitHub link:

Step 3: You will be prompted to install a profile. Follow the steps to finish the installation. Make sure the profile is also trusted.

Step 4: Next reboot your device.

Step 5: Check for new updates by going to Settings > General > Software Update. You shouldn’t see one even if your device is on an older version of iOS.

The reason this works is because the profile you just installed actually enrolls your device into the tvOS beta program. This nifty trick to disable iOS OTA update on iPhone sounds a little bit crazy but it really works. As your device will now go looking for a compatible version of iOS but only find tvOS betas. If you want to update iOS later, simply delete the profile and you'll be able to do it. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Is There A Way To Fix iOS 10.2 iPhone Battery Life Issue?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 0 Comments

Since the last software update for iOS 10 was released almost two weeks ago there are many users who complain and try to find fix for iOS 10.2 iPhone battery life issue. As it was expected the iOS 10.2 update has brought some improvements and feature additions to the iOS platform. 

Consequently these enhancements have made battery problems a lot worse for users who were already experiencing issues with power and devices randomly shutting down as on iOS 10.1.1. According to multiple users reports they encountered with even worse battery life issues after updating their devices to iOS 10.2. Apple has already publicly acknowledged that it is aware of battery-related issues affecting certain iPhone models. Apple even set up a dedicate repair program that lets users check if their device is one of the affected models, and then have the battery replaced free-of-charge to rectify the problem. 

Apple users probably hoped that iOS 10.2 would fix the battery issue, but as it turns out, it seems to have made the problem even worse. Devices affected by the issue suddenly go dead when their battery was showing that it still had a 30% charge left. Battery problem also touched many devices including the iPhone 5, forcing them to shut down. Other reported that their devices sitting on a certain percentage for hours without moving.

What is really worse is that Apple has now stopped signing earlier version of iOS, which means those users who have upgraded to iOS 10.2 will actually be forced to stay there and endure any battery problems that the update has coursed. As there is no fix for iOS 10.2 iPhone battery life issue at this point and nobody knows how to do it all we have to do is to wait till Apple will release next minor update. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Download iOS iOS 10.2 IPSW From Direct Links For Compatible iDevices

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 0 Comments

You can download iOS 10.2 IPSW from direct links and upgrade your device to the latest software release as Apple made it available for public consumption. This recent software update comes after iOS 10.1.1 that was released back November and carriers a build number “14C92”. Rather than focusing only on performance enhancements and stability improvements, Apple has actually taken the initiative by introducing new functionality for users to interact with, as well as new features and inclusions that could actually make iOS 10 feel fresh and new once again.

iOS 10.2 brings out bulk of new features, including widgets and 100 new emojis, new TV app, the Emergency SOS feature from the Apple Watch, new screen effects Celebration and Love for Messages, new wallpapers for iPnone 7/7 Plus, the option to preserve camera settings and much more.

The iOS 10.2 software is available wirelessly and more savvy users can also download the update using direct IPSW links below and install it manually.

OTA method

To install the iOS 10.2 using OTA mechanism go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Manual Installation

To install iOS 10.2 manually, download the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac. Also turn off the Find My Phone feature on their device (Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone).

After that download iOS 10.2 IPSW from direct links for your specific iOS device.

iOS 10.2 (iPhone 5 GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 5s GSM): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 5s GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 5c GSM+CDMA): iPhone_4.0_32bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 6 Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 6): iPhone_4.7_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 6s): iPhone_4.7_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 6s Plus): iPhone_5.5_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone SE): iPhoneSE_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 7): iPhone_7_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPhone 7 Plus): iPhone_7Plus_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw


iOS 10.2 (iPad 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_32bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad 4 GSM): iPad_32bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad 4 GSM_CDMA): iPad_32bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Air Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Air Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Air China): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 2 China): iPad_64bit_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 3 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 3 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 3 China): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Air 2 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 4 Wi-Fi): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Mini 4 Cellular): iPad_64bit_TouchID_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Pro Wi-Fi): iPadPro_12.9_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Pro Cellular): iPadPro_12.9_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Wi-Fi): iPadPro_9.7_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw
iOS 10.2 (iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular): iPadPro_9.7_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw

iPod touch

iOS 10.2 (iPod touch 6G): iPodtouch_10.2_14C92_Restore.ipsw

Then connect the iDevice to your computer with a lightning cable, launch iTunes and then select the tab for their device.

Mac users should hold the Alt key, while PC users should hold the Shift key and click Restore iPhone in the same time. Select the update software version for your device when prompted.

The device will then start to install iOS 10.2 and will reboot once the installation process will be completed. 


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