How to Backup and Restore iPhone in 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 backup and restore feature will go to the finder, continuing serving you to back up your valuable information and files.

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

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

The only difference is that all work on the Finder app, instead of iTunes. And you can follow me to experience the new iPhone backup and restore process below.

1. Go to Finder, then find your iPhone under the section of Locations.

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

2. After you click your iPhone and then the General, you can find the Back Up Now option helping you make iPhone backup. The following process is the same as it goes using the iTunes app.

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

The Restore Backup…, still play the role of letting you restore the device from the backup you’ve created. 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, 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 back up data to a 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.

2019 Top Best iPhone Transfer Software List with Reviews

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 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

Best App to Print iPhone Messages (SMS, iMessages and WhatsApp)

Printing messages conversations can be pretty easy once you know some iPhone messages transfer programs. This post listed two professional iPhone messages transfer apps you may like to use for printing iPhone messages.

I’ve experienced some tedious and time-consuming methods to print the text messages on my iPhone. For instance, I took screenshots to record a part of my messages, saved them to photos app and then share them to a computer for printing. It worked but obviously is not suitable for printing a complete message conversation.

To export and print messages from my iPhone easily, I tested some iPhone messages transfer apps, and here I’ll share two apps that I think could give you an easy way to print text messages, iMessages and even WhatsApp chats on your iPhone, no matter for court or other reasons.

  1. How Does One App Work to Print iPhone Messages?
  2. What Defines One “Good” App to Print Message Conversation?
  3. Best Apps to Print Text Messages and iMessages on iPhone

How Does One App Work to Print iPhone Messages?

In fact,  some iPhone transfer apps have the ability to extract messages, and WhatsApp conversations from iTunes backups as printable document files like PDF and HTML.

Therefore, after you backup your iPhone using iTunes, you can use these apps to get the messages from the iTunes backup and then print iPhone messages easily using the printer that hooked up to your computer.

How Does iPhone Messages Transfer App Work
How Does iPhone Messages Transfer App Work

What Defines One Good Program to Print Messages?

As one professional app for transferring and printing iPhone messages and WhatsApp, firstly it should be able to print all types of messages such as SMS, MMS, iMessages, WhatsApp chat history, and attachments. Besides, the process should be easy and simple to follow. At last, the price should be reasonable.

Almost all iPhone messages transfer apps work in Windows and Mac computer. Therefore, the best app should be compatible with the popular computer operating system, like Windows 10, Windows 8 and macOS.  In addition, it ought to support all iPhone generations, of course, including the new iPhone XS and XR.

Top Best Apps to Export and Print Messages on iPhone [Updated in 2019]

1. iMazing – Offer “Print” button.

iMazing is one of the best iPhone transfer apps that I’ve introduced before. And the feature I like most is the clean interface, which makes the messages transferring easy in clicks.

Print text message conversations iPhone
Print text message conversations iPhone

iMazing can automatically extract text messages, iMessages and WhatsApp from the latest iPhone backup or help you create one new iTunes backup using your iPhone instead of asking you to do these jobs manually. In addition, iMazing is the only app I found that provide with the “Print” button that you can use to quickly print iPhone SMS, iMessages and WhatsApp chats.

Just like other similar apps, iMazing also allows you to preview the message contents and to choose several or all the messages/conversations for printing. Download iMazing Free Trial

WhatsApp is widely used by people around the world, and the WhatsApp messages exporting and printing feature is newly added to iMazing 2 recently. With this feature, you can preview, export and 1-click print selected chats and attachments of WhatsApp on a Mac or a Windows PC. 

Export and Print WhatsApp Messagse on iPhone
Export and Print WhatsApp Messagse on iPhone

2. Decipher TextMessages – Focus on iPhone messages

I choose Decipher TextMessages because it is the special app that I found focus on managing only the iPhone messages. It can transfer, print and recover messages on your iPhone. It is cheaper than iMazing. 

This app is developed by Decipher Tools which is located in San Francisco, USA. The company offers you the local phone number that you can use to get a quick response when you face any problem using the app to print messages.

To print text messages, Decipher TextMessages will firstly ask you to make an iPhone backup to computer. Next, it will auto import text messages from your iTunes backups. You can select the latest backup to preview message conversations, extract message to PDF for printing. Download Decipher TextMessage

Print text messages from iPhone with Decipher
Print text messages from iPhone with Decipher

How to Recover Photos / Password from iPhone Photo Vault Apps

There are plenty of iPhone photos vault apps, including the Private Photo Vault, Secret Calculator, App Locker, and NQ Vault. They are very helpful to protect secret pictures and files using a PIN, a pattern or a Touch ID. However, there is a possibility that people may forget the password to bypass the photo vault apps on iPhone. And it’s also possible that people may delete photos and videos from the app by accident.

So what if these accidents happen to you, how can you get back the lost or deleted photos from the Photo Vault or Lock Apps?

Forgot Passcode to Private Photo Vault App
Forgot Passcode to Private Photo Vault App

Here, I’ll tell about how secret apps hide photos and give some tricks to quickly get back deleted photos from the iPhone Private Photo Vault or similar apps, as well as some tips to recover a forgotten password.

How the Photo Vault, Secret Calculator or App Locker apps hide your photos on iPhone?

I looked for the answer to this question from some app developers. And I got some feedback saying,

The Photo Vault app will create some non-visible file extensions that are only accessible via the app. In fact, they didn’t encrypt the pictures, videos, and files. And they just use the passcode to stop you from accessing the files hidden behind. So some file explorer apps may be able to bypass these photo vault or lock apps to get the hidden pictures without using the passcode.

Surely, even if you deleted the pictures from the app, there are still some potential solutions available since you may have made an iPhone backup recently which contains your lost photos.

How to recover accidentally deleted photos from iPhone photo vault app?

As we are known, app data can be saved with an iPhone backup using iTunes or iCloud. And in this way, the photos and files you saved to Photo Vault app or secret apps might have been also saved to your iPhone backup, so there is a chance you could get back your removed app data from the iPhone backup.

1. For People Using iCloud

So how to check whether you’ve ever backed up photos on the photo vault app? In fact, it’s easy to get it by going to Settings > Your Profile > iCloud > Manage Storage > Backups > your iPhone name > Check whether you’ve backup data on your Photo Vault app.

If it shows that your deleted photos are saved there, then you can restore iPhone to get back the deleted files. But it should be noted that the restore process would get all data from backup to your iPhone and replace everything on your device, which means you may lose those data you didn’t backup.

2. For People Using iTunes

Similarly, if you’ve ever created an iTunes backup of your iPhone, you got another chance to restore your deleted photos. And for details on restoring, you can go to https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1766

How to bypass the Photo Vault App to get hidden photos without Password?

Sometimes you may forget the passcode or pattern used to unlock the Photo Vault app. In this situation, how can you get the hidden files?

1. How to recover passcode for iPhone Photos Vault or Lock apps?

Actually, some apps, such as the Private Photo Vault, will require you to set a recovery email address for the accident of forgetting the passcode.  If you’ve ever set the recovery email address, it’s easy to get back the passcode.

2. How to bypass file vault of lock apps on iPhone?

Surely, if you didn’t set the recovery email, it is still possible that you could use some iPhone file browser apps to get back the hidden files. For example, some iPhone transfer software and some backup extractor apps help get the pictures saved behind those photo vault apps.