Wi-Fi Not Working in macOS Sierra, Mojave or Catalina? 4 Solutions

4 easy methods to quickly fix your Wi-Fi connect issues on your macOS Catalina, Mojave or Sierra.

Two years ago, I got a new MacBook Pro. It works well and perfect, but I found a confusing issue after my mac waking up from sleep mode, it cannot connect to the Wi-Fi network. Strange it was showing full signal on the Wi-Fi icon on the top right bar of the screen. But keep “Looking for Networks…”. And I finally fixed it by deleting the Wi-Fi preferences file.

After googling this MacBook Wifi problem online, find this problem also happened on the new macOS Catalina system.

So confused, why not Apple takes it seriously and fixes this Wi-Fi problem? Here, I’d like to share some methods to fix these Wi-Fi problems.

Methods to Fix Wi-Fi Issues on MacBooks

1. Re-connect Wi-Fi on Mac

Someones tried and found this Wi-Fi issue can be easily fixed by turning Wi-Fi off and then turning it on. But it didn’t work on my issue.

2. Restart MacBook

I followed some tutorial to restart my Mac to fix my Wifi issue. But it worked temporarily, and went into the same issue after Sleep Mode which makes me crazy!

3. Delete Wi-Fi preferences files

After turning off Wi-Fi, I went to the folder named SystemConfiguration by using Finder. The path is “/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/”.

Wi-Fi issues on MacBook
Wi-Fi issues on MacBook

You can get the same window by using shortcut “Command+Shift+Go” or Finder > Go > Go to Folder…

On the folder, I deleted the preference files I list as below.

Delete Wifi Preference Files
Delete wifi preference files

After, I followed to restart my MacBook and turn on Wi-Fi. And finally, my Wi-Fi issue on My MacBook Pro was solved. Thank God!

Note:

Before deleting, I backed up some important data from my device to a portable drive since I don’t know what’s going to happen on my Mac. I’ve experienced data loss on my device before.  And for data secure, you are suggested to do a back also.

4. Start in Safe Mode to fix “Wi-Fi doesn’t work” on macOS Catalina

Apple replied to users to start their device in Safe Mode to fix the Wi-Fi problems. And this seems work.

To start up your Mac in safe mode, you should

Restart your Mac, and then press and hold “Shift” on your keyboard until the Apple logo appearing. After you release the key, you can log into your Mac and try to connect Wi-Fi. If you can connect, then just leave the safe mode by restarting your device without pressing any key.

Top 5 Move to iOS Alternative Apps to Transfer Data from Android to New iPhone iPad

Move to iOS app didn’t work, and you are considering a replacement? Read this post to get 5 top best Move to iOS Alternatives that we collected in 2019.

You may think that you can move everything from your Android phone to the new iPhone 11 (Pro) or the new iPad using Move to iOS app, and you think it’s the best app to transfer data from Android to iPhone. But after trying it out, you found this app was so complex to use or even didn’t work?

Move to iOS app ratings and reviews
Move to iOS app ratings and reviews

 

In fact, the users’ rating for Move to iOS is not so good – it got only 3 stars of average ratings on Google Play.

To smoothly migrate data from Android to iPhone iPad, you may need a replacement of Move to iOS app. In this post, we collected 5 professional Android to iPhone transfer tools that you can take as replacements. Now let’s take a look at these apps.

Top 5 Move to iOS Alternative Apps I Collected in 2018 and 2019

There are some best apps to transfer data from Android to iPhone. I’ve been collecting this kind of apps since 2018 and I’ve recently added some new apps to this list in March 2019. Just enjoy them!

  1. AnyTrans ($49.99)
  2. Dr.Fone ($35)
  3. Syncios Mobile Data Transfer ($39.95)
  4. FoneCopy ($39)
  5. MOBILedit Phone Copier (9.9)

Most of these apps require you to connect devices to the computer using USB cables since this could be stable for transferring large numbers of files. (Generally, it would be more stable using cables than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to start a connection.)

These apps are not free. I’ve tried my best to get free ones but found that none of them are free.

AnyTrans for iOS – Move to iOS Feature ($49.99)

AnyTrans is one of the excellent iPhone transfer apps developed by iMobie. In 2018, it added a new feature to help new iOS users to migrate data from their old Android devices.

As one of the top Move to iOS Alternatives, this app would be more stable than Move to iOS app to transfer all or only some specific items to iPhone from Android, and even from cloud drive and another iOS device. Watch the attached videos to know more.

This app is more than one Move to iOS alternative, but also one of best iPhone transfer programs I found that supports backing up your iPhone, making custom ringtones, downloading videos, etc.

Supported Data Types

Contacts, Photos, Music, Videos, Books, Messages, Call Logs, Ringtones, and Files.

Supported iPhone

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS (Max ), iPhone XR, iPhone 11 (Pro)

Move to iOS Alternative: Dr.Fone – Switch ($35+)

Dr.Fone (Switch) by Wondershare is one of best phone transfer apps that you should have as one alternative to Move to iOS app. Its neat and simple interface helps you easily put your important data like photos messages and contacts between Android and iOS with a few clicks.

With nice device compatibility for Android models, you can take it to get things easily moved to your new iPhone from various android brands including Samsung, HTC, Google Pixel, Huawei, LG, Motorola and so on.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Calendar, Photos, Songs and Videos.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and iPhone 11 (iOS 13).

Syncios Mobile Data Transfer ($39.95)

This Mobile Data Transfer developed by Syncios is another data transfer app working on Windows and Mac. Similar to Dr.Fone Switch, it is also developed for phone-to-phone transferring. Compatible with a large number of Android brands, this app will be another helper for people who want to move data from Android to iPhone and iPad.

Move to iOS similar app - SynciOS
Move to iOS similar app – SynciOS

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Photos, Videos, Songs, Call Log and Bookmarks.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

PhoneCopy for Windows by Aiseesoft ($39)

PhoneCopy by Aiseesoft is one PC-based app that you can take as one of Move to iOS alternatives to transfer contacts, photos, videos and songs from Android to iPhone. Just like AnyTrans and Dr.Fone, this app can auto convert your transferred files to be compatible with your targeted iOS device.  And only by a few clicks, you can finish the transfer process.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Photos, Videos, Songs, and Ringtones.

Supported iPhone:

iPhone 3GS to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

MOBILedit Phone Copier ($9.9)

Phone Copier is one of the professional Phone To Phone Data Transfer Software that are available for people who want to transfer between two smartphones. For Android to iOS switchers, this app can move contacts, messages, calendar and media files. After installing this app on both of your phones, you can begin your transfer between them in Bluetooth.

Supported DataType:

Contacts, Messages, Calendar and Media files.

Supported iPhone:

(Unknown)

Last, if there is some freeway of migrating data between phones, please don’t hesitate to comment on my post to share it. This would be very helpful.

How to Fix “Move to iOS Not Working, Could Not Communicate or Connect to iPhone”

move to ios not working
move to ios unable to migrate

Move to iOS app is available for Android users to move data from Android to iPhone for free. This app is useful but it’s not perfect. The transferring process is not that simple, and sometimes not even work or communicate with the iPhone.

If you got a new iPhone 11 or iPhone 11 Pro, and you encountered a problem while moving photos, messages or other files from your old Android device using Move to iOS app, this post may help you out.

How to Fix Move to iOS App Not Working?

Move to iOS works based on the Wi-Fi network, so it requires a stable network situation. If the network is in a bad condition, you may take a long time to finish the transferring. According to the feedback from the users on Google Play, besides communicating and connecting error, they also met problems including:

  1. Unable to migrate. Try again later.
  2. Stuck at “Moving items into place…“, Stuck at 40% or 50%.
  3. Stuck at “Move to iOS stuck on preparing“.

so are there some tips people can take to fix the Move to iOS errors? Here I’ve made a collection of solutions from some authoritative sites and forums.

6 Proven Ways to Fix Move to iOS Errors?

  1. Restart your mobiles phones.
  2. Unselect the option for “Smart network switch” or something similar, such as Connections Optimizer. Or you can try to switch off your WiFi or switch between WiFi and mobile data on your android phone, which is said helpful to solve the issue of “Move to iOS could not communicate with device”.
  3. Turn your Android phone into Airplane Mode.
  4. Don’t use your devices while migrating data. This may get the transferring process interrupted by accident.
  5. Reset Wi-Fi Network, or restart your router.
  6. Reset network settings on your iPhone Settings app.

Before using Move to iOS, you should check compatibility and do preparation

You should check the items in the below list before you use Move to iOS app.

  1. Move to iOS app requires Android 4.0 or higher.
  2. It cannot be used to transfer from iOS to Android.
  3. This app only works with transferring data from Android to a New or Reset iPhone.
  4. Transferring may take you several hours, depends on the size of data you are migrating and the Wi-Fi network condition.

This post was first published in 2016, and the last update happened on September 20th, 2019. Be free to comment if you have any ideas on “Move to iOS app”.

How to Charge iPhone iPad 3x Faster? 3 Easy Tips

Think that you are going to leave your house but you have forgotten to charge your iPhone or iPad and now you are waiting for your low battery iPhone fully charged.

So what can you do to increase iPhone charging speed? You may have found many online tips on how to make the charging process fast. But as I summarized, all of those tricks can be simplified into only 3.

How to Charge Your iPhone Faster? 3 Simple Tips

1. Use Charger instead of connecting to a computer.

Connect to a charger instead of the USB port of your computer. Because it will be very slow to charge your iPhone with the USB port on the computer.

2. Use 12 watts iPad charger or a fast charger if possible

Use 12 watts iPad charger or a fast charger for new iPhone X/XS/11 if possible, these chargers will increase iPhone charging speed significantly. And this Apple provided charger won’t harm your iOS devices.

3. Don’t Use Your iPhone, tune off it or put it into Low Power Mode.

Put your iPhone into Low Power Mode, Airplane Mode or turn your iPhone off, and keep your device cool. All these will make your iPhone charge faster. If you don’t know how to enable Low Power Mode and Airplane Mode, you can follow these steps.

On your iPhone, go to Settings > Battery, you can enable Low Power Mode. On the home screen of your iPhone, swipe up and tap the moon icon to enable Airplane mode.

Why Your iPhone Battery Drains So Fast? And How to Fix It?

This is a real case of iPhone battery drain problem by @Rangeesh from twitter,

If you are also facing the battery drains fast, you will know how frustrating it should be, you will get a bad experience of game-playing and video-watching, and you may have to get an external battery charger with you, just in case that your iPhone turns off itself after the battery volume goes to zero.

This issue is common, whether on the old iPhone 7 or the brand-new iPhone XS Max. So why the iPhone battery dies so fast and how can you fix it? In this post, you’ll get the answer.

Why Your iPhone Battery Drains So Fast?

It’s hard to get the reason for an iPhone battery draining so fast because lots of factors determine how long a battery will last after a full charge. In order to explain why it happens, we listed all the possible reasons here.

Reason 1. Device Too Old.

Actually, just like humans, the battery has its limited lifespan. After some years of using, it will surely get a short life. As Apple said after 500 full charge cycles (about 1-2 years), the battery’s performance will significantly go down. If your device is too old, its battery may get a bad health status.

Reason 2. Temperature Too Low.

Are you kidding me? No, this is the reason for some cases. iPhone uses the lithium-ion battery (LIB). According to a recent review about Temperature effect and thermal impact in lithium-ion batteries, the perfect temperature range for LIBs is 15 °C–35 °C. And if the temperature is below 0 °C, the performance of lithium-ion batteries will degrade. Usually, this case could happen in some high-latitude areas like Canada.

Reason 3. So Many Apps Are Running In Background.

Running multiple apps/games simultaneously will consume more power of the battery than usual use. Some apps may use GPS service in the background, some apps use notifications, and some apps are turned on and used automatically or manually.  If so many apps are running at the same time,  your iPhone battery will be quickly eaten up.

Reason 4. iPhone Battery Damaged

The battery may be damaged if you get it wet, drop it to hard ground, or put it in a so-cold or so-warm environment for a long time. iPhone provides you with the battery healthy checker on the Settings app. And if the maximum capacity of your battery is lower than 80%, you may need to get it replaced.

Maximum Capacity of iPhone Battery
Maximum Capacity of iPhone Battery

3 Tips to Fix iPhone Battery Drain Problems

There are some common ways to fix your battery problems. And you can have a try by following the list below.

  1. Backup your device with iTunes on the computer and then restore your device with the iTunes backup.
  2. Downgrade to previous iOS software. You should download an available iOS firmware for your device firstly and use iTunes to downgrade iOS software. Some people said this method works when he faces the battery issue after updating to iOS 12
  3. Report this issue to Apple support and wait for bug fixed in the next software update.
  4. Check your iPhone battery health status and decide whether to get the battery replaced.

How to Save Your iPhone Battery Life

We have to admit that there are more and more features going to eating your battery life in upcoming iOS 10 updates. If you don’t know how to disable these features and you are using an old and outdated iOS device, the thing may get worse.

Step 1

Firstly, go to Settings > Battery to check which apps use your battery. You can find apps that are eating your battery aggressively and secretly. Just do something to stop this happen.

Step 2

Check signal strength. If you have a weak and bad signal, the battery will drain fast.

Step 3

Using Settings to save battery life, adjust some items to save battery life on your device.

  • Disable some location tracking. Settings > Privacy > Location Services.
  • Turn off App Notification. Settings > Notifications.
  • Set your auto-lock. Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Set auto brightness. Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Disable raise to wake. on iPhone SE/6S/7, Settings > Display & Brightness.
  • Stop push data from server to device when possible on Email. Settings > Mail > Fetch New Data.
  • Turn off AUTOMATIC DOWNLOADS. Settings > iTunes & App Stores.
  • Turn off Background App Refresh. Settings > General.
  • Turn on Low Power Mode. Settings > Battery.
  • Use Reduce Motion. Settings > General > Accessibility.