Apple has released the 7th beta of the iOS 10.3 last week. Quickly you’ll get a software update notification on your iPhone noting you to update to the new iOS 10.3. You may have planned the way to do this iOS update, using iTunes or iCloud. But, before updating to iOS 10.3, hold on please and follow us to backup your iPhone first.
The common methods people use to backup iPhone or iPad are iTunes and iCloud. So we’ll firstly introduce these two ways to create an iOS backup in case of your data loss due to some accident when updating to iOS 10.3.
How to Backup iPhone to iCloud Before iOS 10.3 Update
iCloud allows you to create backups wirelessly without using computer. If you have no computer around you, this can be a good method to backup your iOS device. Now let’s go on to backup your device.
Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, unlock your iPhone.
Go to Settings > iCloud, and make sure you’ve logged into your iCloud account.
Tap Backup and then the Backup Now button. (Keep you device connected to Wi-Fi and make sure your device have enough battery life to finish the backup)
How to Backup iPhone to iTunes Before iOS 10.3
Relatively speaking, iTunes will be safe and quick in backing up data and settings on your iOS device. This way requires you to download and install iTunes to your computer firstly. If you have done the job and update your iTunes to the latest version.
Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer.
On iTunes menu, click File > Devices > Back Up, to backup your iPhone.
WhatsApp is one of the most frequently used chatting apps on smartphones, and you may have stored lots of chats on your Android device. During switching from Android to iPhone, you may like to move all your WhatsApp chat history and attached images from the Android device to your new iPhone. But you may have found it’s not easy to make it via WhatsApp Backup and Restore.
You may have got a few apps to transfer WhatsApp chats between Android and iOS, but do they really work? We’ll cover these in this post.
Is it possible to use WhatsApp Backup & Restore to get chat history from Android to iPhone?
We’ve tried to follow a tutorial, using iCloud Drive to backup WhatsApp chats on Samsung Galaxy S7 and then restore the backup to the iPhone 8, but it failed. We found iOS won’t support restore WhatsApp Chats from iCloud drive to iPhone. We got stuck on this step.
The backup way for WhatsApp data varies from the mobile operating system. The iOS devices use its default backup service iCloud to backup and restore WhatsApp chats. So it’s impossible to directly restore WhatsApp to iPhone from Google Drive used to make backups for Android devices.
How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages and Attaches to New iPhone
WhatsApp setting enables you to backup your chats and when you set up WhatsApp on another mobile phone, you can restore that chats from the backup.
On Android phone, run WhatsApp Messenger and go to settings to backup Chats.
Download and install WhatsApp on your iPhone 7.
Run WhatsApp on iPhone, and set up with your WhatsApp account. Then restore chats from backup.
Got a new Apple iPhone XS or XR? Is there a way to move your loved app with its cached data to your new iPhone from an Android smartphone?Let’s talk about the methods to transfer apps from android to iPhone.
Is Move to iOS app able to transfer apps and app data?
Apple Move to iOS app will be definitely one of the best Android to iPhone transfer apps to migrate data to your new iPhone. This app is developed by Apple inc, and you can use it to copy all messages, contacts, calendars and some apps to your iOS device.
However, as Apple says, this Move to iOS app transfers only some free apps from android to iPhone, not including paid apps and app data. In fact, what Move to iOS do is just search and download apps from App Store again using the apps’ name on your old Android.
How to transfer apps and apps data to new iPhone?
It’s hard to move all apps from Android to iOS devices. And you have to purchased again on the App Store to get apps on your new iPhone. To moving app data, there is no easy way.
It seems that all depends on app itself. And you’ll find some apps supports app data migrating like WhatsApp, and you have to know whether your apps have data migrating feature.
When checking your Mac storage usage, you may found that you dropped into a MacOS Sierra update issue: the Storage keep calculating there and has no response. ShimonLeb recently reported this issue and asked for help about this Mac problem.
This issue came after updating Mac computer to new macOS Sierra beta, and many users replied saying that they also meet the similar problems, and sometimes it couldn’t be solved even they updated to Version 10.12.1 and 10.12.2.
Potential Solutions to Fix “Calculating” Issue on macOS Sierra
Wait and Wait. Some users said it could be fixed automatically after some hours or days. It may be the compatibility of the new Mac Operating System, and it need more time for it to calculate and analyze data on your Mac hardware.
Remove some large files you don’t use. A few users said the storage stopped calculating after deleting Garage Band app: /Applications/GarageBand.app, /Library/Application Support/GarageBand.
Do a Spotlight reindex.
Disable iCloud Drive.
Delete an iTunes Extras file under the movies tab in iTunes
Update to upcoming Version 10.12.3.
Restore Mac and set it as a new Mac. (Not a good way because it will erase your device and lose everything)