Complete guide on how to backup iPhone on iTunes and iCloud

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One of the most important things you should do is to regularly backup your iPhone. Unfortunately, it's also on the top of the list of things people neglect to do on any consistent basis. There is a reason for the increased storage and bigger screens on today's smartphones. These devices often act as our primary computing devices, in addition to completely replacing your old point and shoot camera. At their core, these are mobile devices, designed so that you can take them virtually anywhere. Unlike an old desktop computer that spends its life sitting on a desk, your iPhone goes everywhere. That makes is incredibly susceptible to drops, being lost and gasp, going for a swim. All surefire ways to kill your phone and more importantly, lose … [Read more...]

How to sell your old iPhone and upgrade to iPhone 6 or Plus

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Apple now offers to flagship phones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Although prices start at $199, in line with every model since the 3G, the new storage capacity options almost beg users to spend the extra $100 for what amounts to a minimum of four times the built-in storage. The new iPhones can get expensive fast, even if you are out of contract. There are ways to lessen the financial blow associated with upgrading. We'll help you navigate the best options for how to sell your old iPhone and upgrade to the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. … [Read more...]

How to add and view iCloud calendars in Google Calendar

iCloud calendar in Google Calendar

Using iCloud for your calendars is a no-brainer for those who live and work on Macs, iPhones and iPads. There are times however when you might want to use other popular calendar services, in addition to iCloud. For example, you may use Google Calendar for work and would like access to your home calendar. Sure you could login to iCloud from any Mac or PC to access your calendars, but wouldn't it be easier to have them accessible from Google? There are also the scenarios where a Mac user decides on an Android phone or tablet, where Google services rule the roost. With a few steps, you can access your iCloud calendars through Google Calendar, include real-time updates of any changes. … [Read more...]

How to delete your photos from iCloud

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There is a convenience associated with iCloud or any cloud based storage service that stores your data. We've become increasingly reliant on our smartphones. They are home to our important documents, spreadsheets, personal information, contacts and photos. The iPhone has long been a replacement for point and shoot cameras, with quality now approaching the quality found on a DSLR. In most instances, the iPhone is more adept at backing up data, thanks in part to iCloud. Once activated, the process is seamless, provided you have enough storage available. That problem is likely to be solved with the forthcoming pricing changes when iOS 8 releases this month. While your data is password protected, there is a big difference in the levels of … [Read more...]

How to accept or send a calendar invite on iPhone or iPad

Send Calendar invites on iPhone

The Calendar app on your iOS device can be used to share calendars between family members or collaborating with a workgroup for business. These two forms of group calendars can often lead to your receiving event invitations or wanting to send your own. The Calendars app can make for a truly collaborative hub for organizing events, meetings and more. Here's how to send or accept a calendar invite on iPhone or iPad using iOS 7/8. … [Read more...]

How to edit and show birthdays on iPad and iPhone calendar

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The Calendars can prove to be incredibly useful. In addition to helping to organize your busy schedule, the app can also help remind you of birthdays of family, friends and those in your life who are important. All of the information is stored in iCloud, so you'll have access from any of your iOS devices. By setting up birthdays in iCloud, you'll never forget to send good wishes to the ones you love. We'll show you how to enable the birthdays calendar, how to turn on Facebook birthdays and how to make edits in iOS 7. … [Read more...]

How to make a calendar public in iOS

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When you create a calendar using the Calendars app, it becomes accessible on all of your iOS devices, a PC or Mac and the Internet. This means that access is not restricted to owning an iPhone, iPad or an Apple product for that matter. Any web browser will do, provided they have an iCloud account (free) and that allows for more robust sharing options beyond friends and family who carry iOS devices. If you are dealing with a small group, whether your family or colleagues, it makes sense to use the method we described for sharing a calendar. It's easy enough for folks to understand and subscribe, but the process isn't geared for larger groups. If the information is something you feel comfortable sharing, why not publish it to iCloud? Here's … [Read more...]

How share a calendar in iOS

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As you start adding and subscribing to calendars, you might find there are a number of instances where you might want to share a calendar. Like we covered earlier, most folks have multiple calendars, with each geared towards a specific to groups of similar events. There may be members in your family or business associates who would benefit from having access to the same calendar. For these sort of calendars, it makes sense that one person is the keeper of the calendar, while allowing access to others. You could make it public, but often you don't want personal information available to anyone. Fear not, Apple makes this very easy, thanks to iCloud, which by the way, is a requirement for sharing. Here's how to share a calendar in iOS. … [Read more...]

How to subscribe to calendars on iPhone and iPad

Subscribe to Calendars iPhone

The default iOS Calendars app lets your personal and work like seamlessly, by allowing you to create multiple calendars specific to a group of events. With the added advantage of showing or hiding events, it lets you focus on a specific group of events. This is a critical feature, otherwise the excessive addition of various calendars could be overwhelming. As you start to add your own calendars, which often include manual entries, there's an easy way to expand the information provided by your calendar. Subscriptions are an easy way to add a plethora of useful information to your calendar. We'll go over some great sources to find content worthy of your subscriptions and how to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone and iPad. … [Read more...]

How to switch calendar view on iOS

Switch calendar view iOS

With the changes to the Calendar app in iOS 7, it introduced new views with navigation that may not seem apparent at first glance. Since many of us rely on the app to get things done, knowing your way around the app is vital. Today we'll provide you with an overview on how to get around with an emphasis on how to switch calendar view on iOS 7 between day, week and month. … [Read more...]