How to Backup & Restore iPhone on macOS Catalina If iTunes Be Killed

While there is no iTunes available in the coming macOS Catatina, how can your backup and restore your iPhone on a Mac? Get the answer in this post.

Apple WWDC announced the news of iTunes being killed in the macOS Catalina. Three different apps will replace the media management feature of iTunes. The iOS sync, backup and restore feature will go to the Finder app, continuing serving you to back up your valuable information and files.

So how to use the Finder to manually backup iPhone on macOS Catalina? Are there any differences?

Being one of Apple developers, I am able to download macOS Catalina beta installer to get the first hand of this update for a test. And the process of making an iPhone backup on Catalina is almost the same as it in the previous macOS.

The only difference is that all these features now work on the Finder app, instead of the iTunes app. Just follow me to experience the new iPhone backup and restore process for the 2019 macOS big update – Catalina.

Step 1. Go to Finder > Locations (Left Navgation), then you’ll find your iPhone icon.

Use finder to get your iPhone
Use finder to get your iPhone

Step 2. After you choose your iPhone, you will get the management panel for your iPhone. And there will show you several menus for Sync, Backup and Restore data on your iPhone devices.

Step 3. Just select General selection, you can find the Back Up Now option helping you make iPhone backup manually on Catalina.

Back up iPhone in macOS Catalina
Back up iPhone in macOS Catalina

Step 4. The following steps are as same as it goes before while using the iTunes app. You can follow the onscreen steps to finish all the backup process.

Backing up iPhone on Catalina takes minutes or hours, depending on what is stored on your device, macOS processing speed and USB/Wi-Fi connecting speed.

How to Restore iPhone on Catalina?

On the General section, the button Restore Backup…, still plays the role of letting you restore the device from the backup you’ve created.

The Differences?

The difference is that a new button named Manage Backups helps you quickly manage the iOS backups on your Mac computer. (This button is previously not provided. )

The backup feature on previous Mac iTunes
The backup feature on previous Mac iTunes

Conclusion

Although the iTunes app is gone from the coming macOS Catalina, the basic features of iTunes still exist on the separated apps, like music and finder. For someone who thought iTunes is bloated, this change could be good news. since it makes the thing simple to manage specific data across Apple devices.

For people who are willing to sync, back up and restore iPhone on Mac computer, the new macOS Catalina still works using the new Finder, and this method is simple, reasonable and natural, and people will quickly get used to it.

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iPhone Says Voicemail is Full But There’s No Messages? How to Fix

It may sound absurd if your iPhone warns you that the Voicemail is 95% or 100% full, but actually, there is nothing or only several voicemails stored there. This article covers this voicemail problem, and gives the causes of this issue, as well as 4 proven ways to fix it.

iPhone pop-up warning says voicemail is 100% full
iPhone pop-up warning says voicemail is 100% full

A few people complained that the Phone app pops up a warning saying the voicemail was full but in fact, it wasn’t. And in this case, they couldn’t receive messages from their friends, family, and clients on the Phone app.

Even though they deleted all voicemails, the issue still existed.  Some of them have tried to seek help from Apple and the wireless network provider, such as ATT and Verizon, but still failed to get the issue solved.

Why does iPhone say the Voicemail is Full but actually there is no voicemail?

The delay of voicemail sync might be the reason why this voicemail problem occurs. And due to the network delay or Internet/server issue, what you’ve seen on your device (local) may not be synced correctly or quickly to the Voicemail Box on Network provider side. Or the iPhone failed to recognize the real voicemail storage space.

How the voicemail service work
How the voicemail service work – image credit from voice333.com

4 proven ways to fix “iPhone Voicemail Full” issue

After investigating to get the real causes from several related forums, such as Apple Discussion and Verizon Forum, we found there is only several ways are proven to be useful. All the ways below aim to solve the data synchronization issue between your device and the server online.

1. Firstly, restart your iPhone to clear all RAM on your device.

This operation will completely clear all activities on your device. And after a restart, your system will restart, and just launch your Phone app to see whether the voicemail goes to normal.

2. Make sure there is a strong signal on your iPhone.

Make sure the signal is strong enough to support the voicemail service to work. If you get a bad network connecting, you may get a sync delay from the Carrier side, and the device may keep getting the pop-up warning saying a full voicemail.

3. Reset the network settings on your iPhone.

This tip is told to be very useful to solve the issue. And it’s easy to do a network reset via Settings > General > Reset Network Settings.

Reset Network Settings on iPhone
Reset Network Settings on iPhone

This action will clear all login information related to Network, such as WiFi and VPN. So before you proceeding, be sure that you write down all the login info about WiFi and VPN.

4. Contact your network provider for help.

Getting help from your Network provider is the last choice while all above ways cannot work to solve your voicemail problem. And usually, they will give you some other tips. And you will also get some information from the network provider on whether there is a temporary voicemail service issue happening.

5 Simple Steps to Trash All Emails on Your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

There is no “Trash All” or “Delete All” to remove all emails on iPhone iPad? Read this tutorial to make it within no more than 1 minute.

Trash All option disappearing on previous iOS 9 device
Trash All option on previous iOS 9 – image from techradar.com

In iOS 9, there is a Trash All option that you can tap to remove all Inbox emails on the Mail app. But since iOS 10, there is no “Trash All” or “Delete All” on the bottom right corner of your Mail inbox on iPhone iPad and iPod touch. That’s why you can’t find a default option to quickly remove all emails on the latest iPhone or iPad.

If you want to free up space of your mailbox or just get rid of all spam messages, it will be so difficult since you have to delete the emails one by one? So how can you make this job easy in several clicks?

How to Quickly Remove All Emails on iPhone iPad

In fact, you don’t have to remove the messages one by one. Because there is a proven way to easily make it. Just follow us to delete all emails within no more than 1 minute.

Step 1. Firstly, run Emails app on your iOS device, you should go into Inbox and select one email.

Step 2. Secondly, press and hold the “Move” on the bottom of the Inbox screen.

Select one email and hold the Move button
Select one email and hold the Move button

Step 3. Uncheck the email you selected but keep holding the Move button.

Step 4. Release Move button and tap Trash to move all Inbox emails to Trash box.

move all emails from Inbox to Trash
move all emails from Inbox to Trash

Step 5. Go to Trash box, tap Edit on the top right corner and delete all emails by tapping “Delete All” on the bottom right of the screen.


Generally, you can successfully trash all emails in your iOS Mail app by following this tutorial. If you can’t, be free to comment for help.  And we’d like to discuss on this topic to find another way to make it.

How to Fix iPhone No Sounds Problem

“You know after iOS 12.3 update, my mom’s iPhone 7 has no sound. And I am sure that it was not muted, and no headphone connected. Anyone has this kind of issue? Now confused and can’t hear songs and all videos playing are silence!”

iPhone No Sounds
iPhone No Sounds

We use the iPhone mostly because of its excellent voice sounds on playing music and videos. For the music lover, no sounds on an iPhone could be a disaster. I’ve encountered a similar problem on my iPhone before, and cannot listen to music and no sound on call.

Here I gathered some tricks based on iOS 12, and people could have a try on them to fix the issue of the iPhone has no sound.

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I’ve collected 6 basic tips to get iPhone sound work again. Let’s check them one by one. And most of these tips are easy to follow, 100% safe and don’t do harm to your device. If all of these tips don’t work, you may consider taking your iOS device to the Apple repair store for a hardware fix.

Method 1. Try to force reset your device.

Force restarting iOS system could be very useful for you to reset all sound settings and background process of Sound and Ring. And this may work for you to fix iPhone no sound issue.

Force restart iPhone X to fix iPhone No sound problem
Force restart iPhone X

The way of force restarting varies according to the iPhone models.

  1. If you are using the latest iPhone including 8, X/XS/XR, you should press and quickly release Volume Up button and then do the same operation on Volume Down. After this press and hold the Side button until the Apple Logo come out.
  2. For iPhone 7 that has no mechanical Home button,  you’ll have to press and hold both Volume Down and Sleep/Wake button to force restart.
  3. For the older models, you can press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake to do the job.

Method 2. Disable “Do Not Disturb”.

Do Not Disturb is very useful for you to have a good rest, attend an important meeting, etc. If you’ve enabled this feature on Settings > Do Not Disturb, all calls, notifications, and alerts will be silenced. So if your iPhone has no sound, check whether you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb.

Method 3. Make sure the Ring/Silent switch set to Ring.

Your iPhone is equipped with a Switch on the left side for you to mute the sound of ringtones or alerts for the speaker. Sometimes you may forget setting it to silence after a meeting or cinema watching. And if you found there is no sound for ringtones or alerts but you can hear the sound of music and video playing,  it may be the Ring/Silent Switch causing the no sound issue.

iPhone No Sound Issue - Ring/Slience Switch
Credit from Apple.com

Check whether you have silenced your iPhone on the left side. And if you’ve silenced, just change it back to ring.

Method 4. Make sure Volume is not muted.

You may mistakenly turn down your volume on your device by pressing the volume down button. Of course, this will definitely make your iPhone almost no sound and ring. Just turn up the volume by adjusting the volume on the left side of your iPhone to get the sound again.

Method 5. Turn off Bluetooth and try again.

Method 6. Check your speaker on the bottom of your device and make sure it isn’t blocked.

Method 7. Clean trash around your iPhone speaker.

 

How to Check iPhone Battery Health and When Should I Change Battery?

In this post, I’ll show you the details on how to check battery health and discuss when should you change the battery of your iPhone device.

My iPhone 7 got a short battery life after updating to iOS 12.2. So how to know the heatlth status of my battery and whether its time to change my iPhone battery? – from Apple Community

Bad battery life may be caused by several reasons, such as the bad habits of overnight charging and often draining the battery to Zero. Besides, iOS update may bring some bug making the system fail to recognize the real ability of your battery life. But generally, a bad battery always comes after a large number of charge cycles.

Your battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 500 complete charge cycles. – Apple Inc., posted

Whatever the reasons, it would be a bad experience for you to use a short battery life smartphone. Think about it shuts down itself after no more than 1-hour gaming or music listening. And you may have to rely on a portable charger or take one USB charging cable with you to make your mobile device always on. This is terrible!

So how to solve the battery problem?

Firstly, you should check the iPhone battery health status

Since the iOS 11.3, a Battery Health feature is built-in on iPhone, to make you know exactly the health status of your iPhone battery, in which you will know whether it’s time to change the battery of your device.

iOS 11.3 Battery Health Feature
iOS 11.3 beta firstly released the Battery Health Feature

To check your iPhone battery health. Firstly, make sure your device was updated a software update (iOS 11.3 – iOS 12.2). And after tapping the Battery Health under Settings > Battery, you’ll get the Battery Heath, including Battery Maximum Capacity and Peak Performance Capability.

iOS 11.3 Battery Perfamance - Capacity and Peak Capability
iOS 11.3 Beta firstly show the Battery Heath feature – Capacity and Peak Capability

Normally, it will show a larger than 90% Maximum Capacity and a normal peak performance like what you can see on the above screenshot picture. But no all of you will get a good-condition battery on your iPhone or iPad.

Battery issue - The Peak Performance shows there is an unexpected shutdown
Battery issue – The Peak Performance shows there is an unexpected shutdown

If the battery full charge cycles exceed 500, the maximum capacity may get lower than 80%, which means your battery life will get shorter and shorter. If there is issue or error suddenly happening on your battery, the peak performance feature will report promptly. Besides, this battery health feature will also tell you what time your battery needs to be replaced.

So at what maximum capacity or what peak performance capacity should I change my iPhone battery?

If the Maximum Capacity is lower than 80%, or it reports abnormal peak performance, then maybe it’s time to get your battery replaced.

At what battery health status should you replace your iPhone battery
At what battery health status should you replace your iPhone battery