Best AR Games for iPhone 8 and iPhone X

Augmented Reality is the future of iPhone gaming and that’s what Apple is currently devoting most of its resources to. If you’re still not familiar with AR, it’s actually a way of bridging real world and the virtual objects with the help of your iPhone’s camera. A couple of examples of using AR on iPhone could be that you can point the camera of your iPhone at some object the AR app you are using measures the dimensions of that object for you. Or, you may point the camera towards the sky while some astronomy app shows the stars. In fact, the ways AR could be used may not end. One of the initial steps into AR-enabled gaming was Pokémon Go, however, it had very limited AR aspect in it and the AR-gaming capabilities have increased a lot ever since the new ARKit tech and A11 Bionic chip.

So, if you have bought your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you must be getting curious about finding new AR games to check out the AR gaming capabilities of your new iPhone. As it’s just the beginning of the new AR era, there are still a few games out there only. But they can give you a great experience to start with. Here is our list of AR games for you to consider enjoying on your new iPhone.

1. Stack AR

Stack used to be quite addictive already and with AR it has turned out to be something really awesome. In this AR game, your objective is to stack up as many blocks as you can to achieve maximum heights. The blocks have to be moved side to side. If you fail to align them properly then block space is lost. The AR capabilities have now made the game come in 3D and you can enjoy it even more.

2. AR Dragon

Every wondered why you can’t have a dragon pet? Well, you can have one now if you have always wanted it. With the AR Dragon app on your new iPhone 8 or iPhone X, you can now have your own little dragon that you can interact with. Once your dragon hatches out, it’s you who have to take full care of it. Feed your pet, and watch it as it grows older and bigger. Play catch with your dragon and enjoy lots of other entertaining activities.

3. Zombie Gunship Revenant AR

It’s really a hardcore AR game and is certainly amongst the best that we have seen out there. If you have been disappointed by most of the Augmented Reality games out there, Zombie Gunship Revenant AR is the one you must try. Basically, it is zombie shooter game which makes things look as real as they possibly could. In the game you have to fly some gunship helicopter that you can control by moving your device around. There are some devastating weapons and intense battles featured in the app. So, survive as long as you can until those zombies rip you apart.

4. AR Drone Commander Lite

It’s a simple game for AR lovers. All you have to do is point your iPhone’s camera towards some flat surface and your military base will be established right there. Then you have to attack the base as drone pilot flying high above and destroy enemy helicopters and tanks.

5. Lila’s Tale: Stealth

It’s a really interesting stealth game that comes only for AR supported devices. As for the design, this AR game is pretty much similar to different role playing games around such as World of Warcraft.

While playing the game, you have to guide a little girl named Lila who’s trapped in some strange place. Use the iOS device for helping her out in avoiding enemies and getting caught. At the same time, you have to collect coins and retrieve keys for leaving every dungeon.

6. ARRise

Yet another true AR game, ARRise was built specifically as AR game rather than adding AR mode in some already existing app like others. It’s basically a 3D puzzle which is similar to Monument Valley. However, it gives you an AR experience which is not the case with other popular 3D puzzles out there.

Move your iPhone around for gaining new perspective and aligning those puzzle pieces. You don’t really have to swipe pieces or touch your device’s screen at all. You just have to move for solving the puzzles.

7. Kings Of Pool

The popular Kings Of Pool now comes with AR mode which really spruces it up. There are great new details added through this new mode. It is now possible to pinch the table and scale it to your liking according to the available space. Enjoy the game in 3D and you’ll really love this new pool experience.

Just move around and align your shots before tapping and dragging to take them. View greater details by going closer and move around for taking different shots and have all the fun.

So, if you have long been anticipating AR coming to iPhones, it has finally arrived and it’s time for you to take your shot. Download any of these games to your new iPhone and enjoy a perfect AR experience on your little gadget.

Author Bio:

James Barrett is a passionate writer who writes mostly about tech with a focus on Apple’s products, news and reviews. Currently, he’s a contributing author at Apple Pit.

What to Do if Photos Disappeared from iPhone 7 Photos App

Have been using iPhone 7 for some weeks, you may have stored hundreds of pics and videos in the Photos app, and those files records your travel, your foods and everything happened around you.

But now all of your photos disappeared from iPhone 7, how can you get back them or just retrieve some important ones? In this post, we’ll talk about the ways to recover disappeared photos from your iPhone 7.

Your may lose your iPhone photos after these cases

1. Updating to iOS 10.3.3 or iOS 11

Apple often push its released iOS updates to iPhone users. Sometimes when you fail to update your iPhone 7 to the new software, you may lose your photos.

2. Restoring your iPhone 7

It’s risky to restore your iPhone 7 from iTunes or iCloud backup. Because you don’t know what’s in the backup, and what will be restored to your device and replace what you have.

Think about if there is no photos in the backup, you’ll get nothing to your iPhone photos app. In other words, you’ll get an empty Photos app on your iPhone 7. It seems like all your photos accidentally disappeared from your iPhone 7.

Besides, some iTunes errors may stop you from restoring successfully, and causes iPhone data loss.

3, Manually deleting data

It’s possible that you might delete photos manually when cleaning your iPhone limited storage. Or someone hate you removed your photos intentionally.

How to recover disappeared or deleted photos from your iPhone by following 4 steps

1, Backup iPhone 7

Firstly for preventing data loss, you’d better backup your iPhone using iTunes on computer or using another method.

2, Recover lost photos from iCloud

If you have ever synced iPhone photos to iCloud (iCloud Photo Library or My Photo Stream), run Settings app on your iPhone 7,  and go to iCloud. You can login your iCloud account and turn on iCloud Photo sync to download photos to your device.

3, Find disappeared photos on iCloud.com

Additionally, you may find lost photos on iCloud.com. Some synced photos will be stored there, and you can preview them by logging into the site without your iCloud account.

4, Recover photos from iPhone backup

If you didn’t sync photos to iCloud before, but created an iCloud backup or iTunes backup, you can restore lost photos from the iPhone backup. But as we referred above, you don’t know whether your backups have photos. Therefore, some professional iPhone data recovery software may be helpful for you to access and view backups.


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4 Solutions to Fix iMessage Games and Apps Not Working

Get some best iMessage games and ready to play, but the iMessage game seems not working on your iPhone iPad? Read this post and try our solutions to fix it.

The iOS 10 update makes the Messages app become another ground to play loved games and apps when you are bored. And there are plenty of nice iMessage apps to play, such as Pigeon, Quiktionary, 8ball, and Mr.Putt. But recently some people complained they can’t play some iMessage games with their contacts.

“Some of my friends and i wanted to play 8ball, but when they ‘request’ the game, it just sends a picture. but when i send a request and i click on it, it says it’s waiting for the opponent. It’s the same on the other side for my friends (it sending a picture and not the game)”

As we found, you might get some other issues on iMessages games and apps, like:

  • Can’t add iMessage Games from App Store.
  • Can’t install and update iMessage games and apps.

How to Fix iMessage Games Not Working

  1. Restart iPhone. Power off your device. Wait for a while, and then turn on your device again.
  2. Reinstall the iMessage Game. Hold on the app on iMessage to delete it and then reinstall it in your iMessage app.
  3. Free up your iPhone storage. If you have not enough storage, you may not update, install games and apps on iMessages. Try to clean up your iPhone space and make room for your iMessage games and apps.
  4. Update your device to latest iOS software.

The tips don’t work to solve your iMessages problems, take part in our discussion by leaving your comment.

How to Smartly Backup iPhone Before Update to iOS 10.3

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.

Step 1

Connect your iPhone to Wi-Fi, unlock your iPhone.

Step 2

Go to Settings > iCloud, and make sure you’ve logged into your iCloud account.

Step 3

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.

Step 1

Run iTunes on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer.

Step 2

On iTunes menu, click File > Devices > Back Up, to backup your iPhone.

How to Transfer WhatsApp Messages Between Android and 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.

Step 1

On Android phone, run WhatsApp Messenger and go to settings to backup Chats.

Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone
Transfer WhatsApp from Android to iPhone – Credit from CNET
Step 2

Download and install WhatsApp on your iPhone 7.

Step 3

Run WhatsApp on iPhone, and set up with your WhatsApp account. Then restore chats from backup.