How to Recover Disappeared Data That You Lost While/After iOS 14 Update

After updating to iOS 14, your photos, messages, contacts, notes or other files disappeared from your iPhone by accident? Read this post to get them back.

The iOS 14, Apple’s new operating system for iPhone, was recently released on September 16th, with a variety of features like customizable widgets and a new app Translate.

To experience the coming features, you may have tried to get the iOS 14 update. But unfortunately, you lost some or all of the photos, text messages, or other similar files on your iPhone while or after upgrading.

Consequently, you want to find a way to retrieve your lost data and files.

How to Recover Lost Data After iOS 14 Update

Don’t worry, 3 quick ways will get back those photos or contacts you lost after iOS 14. Because you may have unconsciously created an iPhone backup or synced data from iPhone to a Cloud server.

1, Sync back your disappeared photo, notes, and contacts from iCloud.com

If you have ever synced iPhone photos, notes, calendar events, contacts, or something else to iCloud before updating to iOS 14, you can retrieve them back easily.

Just unlock your iPhone and tap the Settings app > [Your name] > iCloud. You’ll find all apps using iCloud.  If you want to sync any items, just switch to turn on it to sync the data back to your iPhone, so easy!

sync data of apps using iCloud
sync data of apps using iCloud

Make sure that you are logging in to the iCloud using the correct Apple ID. Or, you may sync the wrong data to your iPhone.

2, Directly download lost photos from iCloud.com

iCloud.com will store all the data you synced from iPhone, iPad, or Mac if you’ve turned on iCloud sync.

So you can also try to log into iCloud.com to check whether there are some iOS 14 deleted items stored on the cloud server.

icloud.com
icloud.com

To check synced data on iCloud.com, you can use the browser app on your computer to log in to iCloud.com using your Apple ID and password. After all the data finished loading, you can preview and choose any items to download to your computer for backup.

3, Recover data from iPhone backup

If you didn’t sync photos to iCloud but created an iCloud backup or iTunes backup before you update iPhone to iOS 13.5.1, you can restore lost data from the iPhone backup by following the official guide.

If you don’t know whether your lost data are stored in the iPhone backup, there you can use a free iPhone backup viewer to have a check. These apps can scan your iPhone backup on your computer and enable you to view all the pictures, messages, and other data on your backup file.

iMazing - iPhone backup extract feature
iMazing – iPhone backup extract photos feature

Why iPhone Notes Disappeared and How to Get Them Back?

iPhone notes app is the default app that people use to record shopping lists, to-do lists, writing inspiration, and so on. And the iOS updates improve the notes app to be better every time and make the noting easy and funny.

However, there are always some users facing update issues and suddenly losing notes from their iPhone.  If you are one of these guys, this post may be helpful for you to get them back. And let’s check why your notes disappear? And get some free tricks to retrieve your notes back.

3 Reasons That Why Your iPhone Notes Disappeared

You can run your Notes app on your iPhone, and you’ll find there are some folders, like iCloud, Gmail, and On MY IPHONE. These folders tell that the notes are usually stored on iPhone hardware and cloud storage.

Some people may find Cloud notes missing from while others may find On My iPhone notes disappeared. And now let’s check the reasons why these notes disappear.

Reason 1. Forget to turn on Cloud Notes.

For people who like to store notes using cloud storage, they may get all cloud notes disappearing after iOS update since they may easily forget to turn on the cloud service to sync notes back to their device after software update.

Reason 2. iOS Update Errors.

Surely, some errors and bugs may occur during the update. And this may delete your photos, messages, or messages and note contents with the pictures, and attaches. In this case, the iPhone backup will be the lifesaver to get notes back to the iPhone.

Reason 3. Manually Deletion.

The notes may be deleted by some people or mistakenly removed by you. If you are lucky, you may find these deleted notes on the Recently Deleted Folder.

4 Methods to Retrieve Your Lost Notes from iPhone

Based on the reasons, there are some free tips you can follow to retrieve your missing notes from iPhone.

1. Retrieve disappeared Notes from Cloud

Sync Notes with iCloud
Sync Notes with iCloud

If you have synced notes from iCloud, Gmail or some other cloud storage service to your iPhone, you can get your cloud notes back by turning on notes sync using the accounts.

  1. Go to Settings app > Passwords & Accounts.
  2. Choose Account and tap to turn on Notes sync.

2. Recover all Notes from iPhone Backup

Think back, have you backed up your iPhone to iTunes or iCloud? If you have done some backups, you have a chance to get back all of your disappeared notes from the iPhone, cause the backup may contain your lost notes.

Apple posted an article about how to restore iPhone from backup. And you can restore your device to get your disappeared notes from the iPhone backup.

Some iPhone backup viewer helps you preview notes on iTunes backup and iCloud backup. Thus if you are not sure whether there are the missing notes and attached images stored on backup, you can have a try on the tools.

3. Recover Notes from Recently Deleted

Manually deleted notes will be automatically stored on the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days before they are permanently erased from your device. So just check the Recently Deleted folder on your Notes app to restore them.

4. Find an expert to get back missing notes

If all of these methods can’t solve your problem to get back your important notes, you can Google an iPhone recovery service and call them to recover your missing notes. And here we also listed some iPhone data recovery software that you may like to have a test.

The Ultimate Guide to Deleting Mac Apps

Cannot delete an app from your Mac? Or you want to fully remove some programs along with the leftover files? This article provides you with 4 methods to get apps property removed from Mac.

Problem: I bought a 128G MacBook in 2013. It worked well without any storage problem in the beginning years. But recently, I found the Mac disk space was always full although I’ve moved almost all my photos, videos, and documents to the iCloud.

Apps Take Almost Up To 50GB on My Mac
Apps Take Almost Up To 50GB on My Mac

Mac storage usage bar showed the apps is almost taking up to 50GB. I have no choice but to look for ways to uninstall rarely-used and unwanted apps to slim down my computer for a good system healthy. As a result, I collected 4 methods which I think would be very helpful.

  1. Long-Click to Delete Using LaunchPad
  2. Drag-and-drop from Application to Trash
  3. Manually delete app leftover
  4. Third-party app

Long-Click to delete apps through LaunchPad

This is a way just like that of you delete an app on the iPhone. This way is fast but it is only suitable to delete apps that you downloaded from the Mac App Store.

  1. Click LanuchPad and find the app you want to delete
  2. Click and hold the app icon until it wiggles
  3. Click the “X” to delete the app and confirm.

Drag-and-drop apps from the Application to Trash

Drag-and-Drop to Trash is a people-often-used method to remove files on the Mac computer. And if you want to remove a program on a Mac, just simply drag and drop its original app file to Trash bin from the Application folder.

  1. Go to the Applications folder thought the Spotlight
  2. Search the app you are going to remove
  3. Direct drag and drop it to the Trash folder
  4. Empty the Trash to permanently delete it from your Mac

Manually Delete App Leftovers

Both the above ways won’t remove app leftovers like caches and preference files to fully clean the storage space of your hard drive.

Actually, while installing and using an app, its temporary files, caches, cookies, downloaded documents, or similar files may be generated into some Mac folders, including

  • ~/Library
  • ~/Library/Application Support
  • ~/Library/Application Support/CrashReporter
  • ~/Library/Caches
  • ~/Library/Containers
  • ~/Library/LaunchAgents
  • ~/Library/Preferences
  • ~/Library/PreferencePanes

And the below folders may also store the app leftover files if you installed the app using APK installer or the app required admin privileges when first running on Mac.

  • /Library/Extensions
  • /Library/LaunchAgents
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons
  • /Library/PreferencePanes
  • /Library/Preferences

To manually delete leftovers, just follow the below steps,

You may mistakenly delete some important files in this way if you don’t know much about technique skills. So we list this method in the end.

  1. Shut down the app you are going to remove. Make sure the app stops all processes in Activity Monitor, or you may not completely remove its leftovers.
  2. Go to each of the above folders we mentioned above
  3. Search the name of the app to find its leftovers.
  4. Drag and drop all the leftover files to the Trash Bin and empty them.

Use Third-Party Mac App Uninstaller

Mac app uninstallers will help you easily pick out the old/large programs with leftover files to have a quick and complete erase. Besides, it will be safer than the way of your manually deleting.

Some of these third-party apps will provide you an easy-to-use interface, with which you can drag an app to know all its related files. And you can easily remove all your selected files by 1 click.

Can’t delete the app because It is Open? Get solution!

Sometimes you may get an error saying “Can’t delete the app because It is Open”. Actually, this means the app process is still running in the background so that you can’t remove it. To fix this problem, you should go to the Activity Monitor to stop the process.

  1. Use Spotlight to search Activity Monitor.
  2. Select the CPU tap and find the app that you can’t delete.
  3. Double-click the app and then quit it.
  4. If it pops up a window asking you whether to force quit, just force quit it.
  5. Now you can delete the app successfully.

How to Fix “No Android Device Found” Error on Mac [7 Tips Included]

Get “No android device found” error when using Android file transfer app on Mac? Get 7 tips here to fix it.

Android has changed our way of life by improving the status of mobile phones from “just a phone” to “pocket personal computer”. With the advent of Android OS and small base processing chips with extraordinary computing capacity, now our phone is a camera, a pager, a typewriter USB based storage, and a telephone along with a fax facility (email) on a single board.

Imagine how frustrating it would be when, after recording a video of your favorite pet enjoying in the lawn, you come to your MacBook or an iMac to transfer the footage from your android device to your computer and your device is not mounting on your Apple Mac machine for file transfer and get an error of “No Android Device Found”.

No Android Device Found Error - Android File Transfer
No Android Device Found Error – Android File Transfer

In this article, we will guide you through to correctly mount your Android phone storage on the Mac machine to interchange the files between your Mac and Android devices. Besides, give you 7 tips to quickly fix the “No Android Device Found” error.

How to Correctly Mount Your Android Devices on Your Mac?

The original is better!

In order to connect your Android phone with the Apple Mac machine, you will require a USB cable compatible with your phone. Most of the new android phones have switched from mini-USB to C-type Connector. The rule of thumb is “Original is better”. So make sure you are using the original cable shipped with your phone while connecting it with your Apple Machine. Non-branded cheap USB cable off the shelf from the market is sometimes the first and foremost point of failure between the Apple machines and Android-based Phones.

Use Android File Transfer [AFT]

Unlike Microsoft Windows, Android phones do not mount on the Apple machine as a USB storage. Hence, an application is required to be installed on the Mac computer to make Android phone storage to be mounted well. And the official application provided by Android is Android File Transfer know as AFT.

Following are the steps on how to connect your Android device with your Apple Mac Machine and how to transfer your files from Android device to Mac Book or an iMac;

  1. Install AFT on your Apple machine by downloading the package from Android project website and open the package and drop the AFT application to the Application folder
  2. Connect your Android device to your Apple machine using the original standard USB cable provided with your phone.
  3. Once plugged in, the phone will prompt to select the connection type. Based on the Android version, the connection type can be “Charge only”, “USB File sharing” or Media transfer mode i.e.  Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) for pictures and videos only.
  4. In case of a successful connection, the Android File Transfer Application will launch and display the content of your Android Device Storage.

In case of failed connection, the AFT application will open a dialogue box saying “Android Device not connected” or. “No Android Device found”. There can be many reasons for this error. The following steps can be taken in order to fix this issue.

7 Tips to Fix “No Android device found” Issue on Mac

1. Use original cable

Make sure you are using original cable and cable is plugged in properly on both ends.

2, Select the file transfer mode

2. If the cable is working fine and it is creating a successful connection between Universal Serial Bus of your Apple machine and Android device, it will invoke a prompt on your Android device to select the connection type; make sure to select the file transfer mode.

3. Check whether the cable is working

To confirm if the cable is working fine or not you can follow these easy steps;

Check whether your android phone well connected to Mac
Check whether your android phone well connected to Mac
  • Click on the Apple Logo in the top left corner of your screen on your computer > About This Mac
  • Go to Overview > System Report > Hardware > USB option.
  • In the information pane, you will find the list of devices connected to USB bus 3.0  under the label of USB Device Tree if the identifier (usually the make of your android device) of your device is present the hardware connection has been established if there is no identifier for the Android device change the USB cable and USB port on Apple Machine and re-launch the system report

4. Trust the computer

Few phones with the blend of their own security feature can have an additional check of “Do you trust this computer”, make sure to check ‘Yes’. This will invoke the Android file transfer application automatically because the parent process to this connection is the Launch process of OSX.

5. Allow the AFT installed

If AFT is not launching make sure to allow this application in the security tab of Apple device, in order to do so follow these simple steps;

Allow apps installed on Mac
Allow apps downloaded and installed on Mac
  • Go to system preferences > Security & Privacy.
  • Allow the installation of third-party applications.
  • If the AFT application is being blocked by the security make sure to allow it.
  • Exit the preferences and re-launch the Android File Transfer manually from the Application Menu.

6. Check for any logged errors.

If your device was previously connected to your Mac, follow the given steps and check for any logged errors;

  • Click on your finder and on the main taskbar select “Go” from the drop list
  • Select the ‘Go to folder’ option and type the following directory: /Users/ “your username”/Library/Logs/MTPViewer.
  • In the folder you will find MTPViewer Log and MTPAgent Log, copy both files to your desktop and open will text utility, MTPAgent log file will contain the specific error against your device. If no error found clear both log files for the directory mentioned above and try connecting your device again.

7. Other tips.

For the advance user who has android developer studio SDK installed on the Mac machine, if the error “No Android Device Found” occurs following steps can be time-saving;

  • Make sure the Version of Android developer studio SDK is compatible with your OS version.
  • Make sure that android_sdk/platform-tools/ are installed from the package. This will automatically install the MTP Agent for Android devices so that the device can connect to the file transfer app.

If you confirm that the USB Cable connectivity is working well and there is no error in the MTPAgent.Log, you can just open the activity monitor to quit the threads of the Android File Transfer app, and then relaunch it. This will fix the error of “No Android Device Found” and you will be able to transfer the files across.

Top 5 Best iOS System Recovery Software

Get 5 top best iOS system recovery programs that you can use to fix the iPhone and iPad system issues without requiring any tech skill.

Apple is well known for its high-quality iPhone and iPad devices. However, even Apple cannot immune to system issues happening on these devices. You know that each iOS update comes with complaints about the system bugs and issues, such as iPhone stuck problem and iTunes not connecting errors.

Actually it’s not rocket science to do a system recovery for some people who know well on technology and system knowledge. And it may spend only a few minutes to get the iOS system problem solved.

However, it may be different for you. Therefore, a handy tool will be a nice choice.

Top 5 Best iOS System Recovery Software List – No Technique Required

There are so many desktop-based system repair tools for iPhone and iPad. So I just listed some top ones that I think could be better than those I didn’t list. Notice that all these tools are commercial applications that are not free for all their features.

1. Tenorshare Reiboot

Tenorshare Reiboot
Tenorshare Reiboot

Reiboot by Tenorshare is a utility specially designed for iPhone system repair. With this tool, you can easily fix more than 150+ system issues you may face on Apple devices (Apple TV is also included).

The advantage of Reiboot is that it’s free of charge to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode (support.apple.com/iphone/restore error). And it’s fully compatible with the latest iOS 14 beta. That means, this tool also works if you get system issues while or after updating to the new betas.

2. iMyFone Fixppo

iMyFone Fixppo
iMyFone Fixppo

Fixppo is a professional iOS system recovery tool developed by iMyFone to help people get the iOS device system back to normal. And this product has been recommended by some famous tech sites like MacWorld and TechAdvisor.

Similar to Reiboot, Fixppo is also be used to help you get the device out of system stuck or connect problems when you want to sync, update, restore, and backup your iPhone and iPad. Moreover, the free edition also contains the feature of 1-click enter & exit Recovery Mode.

3. iMobie AnyFix

AnyFix iOS System Recovery
AnyFix iOS System Recovery

AnyFix is a brand-new iOS system repair tool developed by iMobie. With this tool, you can easily fix most of the iPhone, iPad and iTunes issues, including iPhone disable, iPhone won’t turn on, iPad screen frozen, iTunes won’t connect, and so on.

Just like Reiboot, AnyFix is also working on the computer and requires you to connect your devices first to start the fix process. What makes AnyFix different is its unique interface and longest 60-day money-back guarantee.

4. Dr.Fone – System Repair (iOS)

DrFone iOS System Repair
DrFone iOS System Repair

Wondershare Dr.Fone is an all-in-one solution for iOS and Android users to recover data, transfer data, repair systems, etc. And its System Repair tool plays a role to fix system issues for its users. For iOS system recovery, this tool offers two modes – the Standard Mode and the Advanced Mode, which similar to the above software.

And the Standard Mode is used to fix 20 common issues like device stuck on the back screen, Apple logo, or Recovery Mode. And if you cannot fix using the Standard Mode, the Advanced Mode may be helpful, but this mode has a disadvantage that is all your data will be erased. (Just like a factory resetting)

5, TunesKit iOS System Recovery

TunesKit iOS System Recovery
TunesKit iOS System Recovery

Tuneskit iOS System Recovery is another program to reset your iOS system to normal. And it can fix 30+ iOS issues. If you connected your device to this tool, you’ll find it just like a copy of Dr.Fone System Repair because both of them have the same recovery modes, will also require you to download firmware.

Conclusion (My personal take)

The theory behind all these iOS system recovery programs is almost the same actually. Most of the programs will reset your device to factory resetting and then restore your device to the latest firmware with the backup data.

For my personal take, I like AnyFix more because of its unique and easy-to-use interface, although the test results showed that the Reiboot and Fixppo were more stable to download firmware than others.