Month: January 2018

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

How To Backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch The Easy Way

How To Backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch The Easy Way – If you own an Apple device, be it an iPhone, and iPad or an iPod Touch, you should always create a backup to keep all your precious data safe.

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Why Create A Backup?

You’ll never know when things will go terribly wrong, especially with these high-tech gadgets! This may be the worst case scenario but we need to make sure that all our data are safe even if our iDevices are stolen or we lose them.

Also, Apple releases several updates to its mobile operating system (iOS) and its a good practice to backup your device before updating to the latest iOS release.

Of course, upgrading to a new iDevice is inevitable and having a backup will make transfering all your data to the new gadget that much easier.

These are just some of the reasons why it is important to setup a backup for your device after getting them out of the box. This way you can be sure you won’t lose any of your app data, contacts, device settings, health data, iMessages and texts messages. Enabling iCloud Photo Library on your iDevice (iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch) and Mac will allow you to backup not only photos but videos as well.

Ways To Create Your Backup

There are two “official” ways to backup any iDevice – using iCloud and iTunes. You can also use both if you really want to be safe. The main difference between the two is where your backup data are store. When you use iCloud to backup, your data is store in a “cloud” (iCloud) storage. Using iTunes to backup your iDevice store the data locally on your PC or Mac.

You can access your backup from anywhere and anytime as long as there is internet connection if you used iCloud for backup. Creating your backup with iTunes, you can access your data using only the computer used to create the backup.

There are also third-party software which you can use to backup your iDevice if you so desire. Some of the software offer functionalities which iTunes lack. The main advantage of iTunes against these other alternatives is that iTunes is free.

For this article, I am going to show you how to backup your iDevices the quick and easy way.

How To Backup iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch The Easy Way

As mentioned above, you can officially backup your iDevice(s) using iCloud, iTunes or both. For this first procedure, we are going to backup your gadget to the cloud. Just follow the steps below to do this.

How to backup iDevice using iCloud

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

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The “free” iCloud” storage is only 5 GB which is quite small if you own several iDevices. Because of this, it is recommended you choose which data will be included when you enable iCloud backup on the your device(s).

With that said, do the steps below to enable iCloud backup on your device.

Step 1. Connect your device to Wi-Fi network.

Step 2. On you device, go to “Settings” > “[Your Name]” the tap on “iCloud“. If you have iOS 10.2 or earlier version installed, then scroll down then tap “iCloud“.

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

Step 3. Tap on iCloud Backup. Again, if you are on iOS 10.2 or earlier, see to it that iCloud Backup is turned on.

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

Step 4. Tap “Back Up Now“. Do not disconnect from your Wi-Fi network until the backup process is done.

if you want to see that backup is working right you can go to “Settings” > “[Your Name]” > “iCloud” > “iCloud Backup”. Under “Backup Now” you can see the date and time of your most recent backup.

You can now let iCloud automatically backup your iDevice(s) everyday. Follow the procedure below to activate this.

Automatic iCloud Backup

Step 1. Connect your iDevice to a power source.

Step 2. Connect your iDevice to a Wi-Fi network.

Step 3. See to it that your iDevice’s screen is locked.

Step 4. Make sure that you still have available space in iCloud for the backup.

If you need more space for your iCloud storage, you can always buy more for your devices.  Check you this link to get the current pricing for additional iCloud storage.

Watch the video below to see how the iCloud backup is done using an iPhone.

The same procedure can be used for iPads and iPod Touches.

Next, I will show you how to backup your iDevices using iTunes.

How to backup iDevice using iTunes

Check out and follow the steps below to create a backup of your iDevice using your PC or Mac and iTunes.

Step 1. Make sure you have iTunes installed on your computer. You can get the latest version here.

Step 2. Connect your device to your computer using the correct cable.

Step 3. iTunes should automatically open and it will detect your device. If it doesn’t, launch iTunes manually.

Step 4. You will be prompted for your device passcode or your will see a “Trust This Computer” message. Follow the steps onscreen.

Step 5. Choose your iDevice in the left side panel of iTunes.

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

Step 6. You need to “encrypt” your backup if you want to save “Health” and “Activity” data from your iOS device. To do this, just tick the checkbox beside the “Encrypt [Device] backup” in iTunes (see above). You will need a password for the encrypted data.

Step 7. Click on “Back Up Now” to start the process.

Step 8. When finished, you can see your latest backup in the “Summary” section of iTunes.

How to backup your iphone, ipad or ipod touch

Step 9. Click “Done” and disconnect your device from your computer.

The video below shows how the backup is done using an iPhone.

Creating a backup of your data from any iOS device is easy when you follow the procedures outlined in this post.

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Zydia App

Zydia App : Download And Install For Your iOS Devices

Zydia App : Download And Install For Your iOS Devices – iOS device owners like to customize their gadgets with ringtones, themes, and tweaks. Many of these are available in the official Apple Appstore but lots more can be found in the internet. Customizing iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches make them more interesting and give them a more personalized look.

The Cydia app is a a gold mine of apps, tweaks and other customization for iDevices. One caveat though – you must jailbreak your iDevice to get Cydia installed. Some users avoid jailbreaking their devices because they don’t want to lose the warranty on their gadgets.

Zydia app

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If you are not one of those adventurous type and consider yourself a bit conservative by securing your warranty, then the Zydia app is for you.

What is Zydia?

From the site itself, Zydia is –

a Cydia alternative (judging by the slightly modified name) for users that don’t want to, don’t know how to, or are unable to jailbreak their iDevices

Like Cydia, Zydia is a repository of app, emulators, games, themes, tweaks and other software for Apple mobile devices. Users can also download “paid” apps for free via Zydia. The best thing of all is you don’t have to jailbreak your gadget to get the Zydia app on your device.

Zydia Features

  • All apps are arranged by categories so users can easily find what they are looking for.
  • Everything in Zydia is “free”, even third-party “paid” apps.
  • It has a very user-friendly interface.
  • Some apps are available nowhere else but Zydia
  • No jailbreak needed to use Zydia

For this article, I am going to show you the easy way to use Zydia app on any of your iDevices.

Zydia App : Download And Install For Your iOS Devices

Just follow the steps below if you want to use Zydia app on your device.

Step 1. Launch the “Safari” internet browser on your device.

Step 2. Key in the following in the URL box : http://yoshifan.x10host.com/zydia/index.html

Step 3. You should now see the “Zydia” homepage.

Zydia app

Step 4. Click on the “Enter Zydia” button. You will taken to all Zydia content.

Zydia app

Step 5. You can choose from or explore the “categories” to see what the Zydia app has in store for you.

Step 6. You can “create” a shortcut for the app/site on your homescreen to get easy access to Zydia anytime.

Complete Zydia Content List

Below you can find the complete Zydia content for every category.

Themes

  • Doge Theme
  • Galaxy SIII Icon Pack 1
  • Galaxy SIII
  • Red
  • Sharp
  • Paper
  • Flaterize
  • iMUIU
  • H1
  • BlackOrbs
  • Overdue
  • Glasklart
  •  Soft
  • SoftLight
  • Redux
  • ChocoMilk
  • Cartoon
  • Inv3rt3d

Dock Themes

  • PacDock
  • MarioDock
  • iOS7Dock
  • Upside-Dock
  • AppleLabelDock
  • NoLabelDock
  • Dock Sweeper

Emulators

  • Many Mo (Online Android Emulator)
  • Ubuntu (Ubuntu Simulator)
  • Emu4iOS Store
  • AVFoundationEditor (iMovie alternative iPad)
  • AirFloat (Airplay device as speaker)
  • DOSPAD (DOS Emulator)
  • FileBrowser (Simple iFile alternative)
  • GearBoy (GB/GBC Emulator)
  • iHasApp (Info about some installed app)
  • iRec (iOS 7+ Screen Recorder)
  • iTransmission (Torrent Client)
  • Nestopia (NES Emulator)
  • NibbleTouch (Apple I Emulator)
  • SiOS (SNES Emulator)
  • Tethering (Tethering via Wi-Fi)
  • GBA4iOS 2.0 (Gameboy Advance Emulator for iOS 7+)
  • GBA4iOS 1.6.2 (Gameboy Advance Emulator)
  • RetroArch (Multi Arcade Emulator)
  • iDOS (Another DOS Emulator)
  • MD.emu (Sega Genesis Emulator)
  • Nescaline (NES Emulator)
  • NDS4iOS (Nintendo DS Emulator)
  • RecordMyScreen (Screen Recorder)
  • SNES4iOS (SNES Emulator)

Tweaks

  • iEmpty (Blank spaces between icons)
  • iCustom (Customize your icons)
  • PassHack (Hide stock apps with a pass)
  • Rag3Hack (Hide stock apps and more)

Diagnostics

  • Facetime Diagnostics
  • Bluetooth Diagnostics
  • iCloud Diagnostics
  • iMessage Diagnostics
  • Maps Diagnostics

Siri Alternative

Related Apps

Zydia creator warned that “some” apps and tweaks may not work because of the changes Apple had made to iOS. Also, these apps and tweaks may also not work due to the “various revoked certificates” by Apple. Nothing could be done about these so users are requested NOT to contact Zydia creator about such issues.

There are other Cydia alternatives like  iNoCydiaMojo InstallerTweakbox, and Zestia that are similar to Zydia. You can also try these if you want to experience Cydia on your device without jailbreaking it.

The best part after downloading and installing Zydia is adding all the available apps you want from the alternative appstore! Try out new themes for your iDevice or download some tweaks to further enhance the capabilities of your gadgets.

No need to worry of losing your warranty and you can always uninstall the app, game, theme or tweak if you found any of them not to your liking.

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