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Change Default Account To Save Notes in iPhone

iPhone has a great feature in their notes which automatically sync itself with the default e-mail account configured in the settings. Once you put anything in the notes application of the iPhone it will automatically be seen as a mail in that e-mail account. Many users who do not primarily use iCloud e-mail account as their primary e-mail ID wish to find these notes in their GMail account.

Generally Apple ID and ‘iCloud’ will be automatically available as the options to sync with the notes but if you have configured the Gmail in your mailbox and allowed the access to notes then you can sync your iPhone notes with the GMail account.

In this post we will mention the method by which you can change the default account with which that note should be synced and if you do not want to add the notes to the default account then how to do it.

Go to Settings and then tap the Notes section, there you will have the option to change the font of the text in the notes or you can choose the default option for the accounts.
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Now if you want to add the note to some other account that the default account, then tap the accounts button and then choose any other account.
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Now tap the ‘+’ sign and then add any note you want, it will be synced with that account only.
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Conclusion

This feature is specifically used then the notes can be categorized in different accounts and if you want to sync a particular with all the accounts (which will never be done by default) then you will have to manually copy and paste that particular in all the accounts. This feature is great especially when your battery is dead or when you have completely restored your iPhone.

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Edit iPhone Vibration, Reminders, Tweets, Calendar Alerts Sounds

With the new upgrade in iOS, one of the less noticed features in the Sounds section which has some new options on its screen. In this post we will tell you that how can you change the tone of your Twitter tweet or Facebook status posting or reminder tone or any related to tones on your iPhone. The best part is that now iPhone allows you to select any of tones available on your iPhone, which means you can select a full ringtone for your text message rather than selecting a short tone available for the messages.

This feature is available for all the tones on your iPhone, you can select Facebook tone from any of the short tones categorized in the list or you can choose any ringtone added by you on the iPhone or you can anyone of the long tones designed as the ringer tones.

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Go to Settings and then tap Sounds section, you can see the list of all the tones which can be changed and all of them will be changed in a same way. I will be taking Facebook to explain this feature. Tap Facebook and then choose any tone in list. That’s it the tone is changed.
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You can also set the custom vibration for these features.

Bonus Tips

You cannot set the custom volume of these features but you can change the common volume either by tapping the volume bar or the pressing the volume button of the edges of your iPhone.
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Again you can choose the option to enable the lock sound, which is available as the end of the screen. After upgrading your OS or restoring your iPhone, this feature is OFF.
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Conclusion

A Jailbreak tweak is must to control the volume of these features independently and to put the MP3 tones with ease without any problem. This is very much obvious to the features but yes now you can get rid of that irritating reminder tone to some decent tone.

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Turn Off Shake To Send Feedback on Google Maps iOS App on iPhone, iPad

With the upgrade is the iOS version there is a small feature which has been introduced in the Apple Maps and that is ‘Report a Problem’, this feature can really help Apple maps a lot to improve their map database and make corrections in it. Apple has not done good with the roads of United State and the story is worse in the other countries so the users can really help to improve the Apple Maps but with the new Google Maps users have stopped using default Apple Maps application and in the scope to improve more further with their map data, Google Maps has also provided the same feature in their application in little annoying feature.

By default when you will shake your iPhone then it will vibrate and ask for the feedback which is really very annoying, the reason being when you will put your iPhone with the Google Maps application launched in your pocket then it will keep on vibrating after a while and it feels that we might have received some message or mail but then it was only shake to send feedback gesture.

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The feature is anyways really good as it allows you to mark any missing road or any wrong direction provided by the app. It can be any problem related to Street or road or your address name. Even if the problem is beyond it then you can select others and leave the suggestion there. To send the feedback you can shake your iPhone but if you want to switch OFF this gesture then tap your profile icon on the app home screen and the tap the gear icon to go to settings.

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There you will see the option for the gesture of shake to send feedback, tap it to turn it off and next time whenever you feel like rating the application or sending the feedback regarding anything then just select the option mentioned above that gesture option named ‘Send Feedback’, and you will be able to see the same options as described above.

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In the feedback section you will find many categories to report your issue. For example under the problem related to road or street you will have categories whether the road is closed or that road has the wrong name or the road is private (not accessible to the common public) or actually a road is missing from the map and if you do not have your query categorized under these sections then you can choose the Other section.

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Once the section is selected you can fill in the details and then choose the option to be notified when it gets resolved.

Bonus Tip:

In case of Apple Maps, You do have the same option but the UI of Google Maps is much better as compared to Apple Maps. You will have to flip the page of the Apple Maps to see the option of Reporting an Problem, you can tap and then select the appropriate sub-options as mentioned for the Google Maps, only the interface will vary rest is same.

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Once you complete your query and click on the send button, it shows you a message that your location based information is being sent to Apple to investigate this issue.

Conclusion

Its very rare that you will get a chance to report any issue on Google Maps but yes!! this tip might help you In case of Apple Maps. Moreover please remember the settings section part as reaching out to the settings section on the Google Maps is little tedious and much can be controlled from there. I hope this helps you.

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How To Copy Music Songs, Videos From iPhone to PC

There are many ways to transfer songs from your laptop to iPhone, you can manually copy and paste the songs to the music section of your iPhone or you can create one playlist and sync your iPhone only to that particular playlist, keep on changing it all the times as per your mood and then syncing it once with the help of iTunes or you can tick mark the genre of the music in iTunes and then it will automatically sync all the music under that category.

Transfer iTunes Music, Videos From iPhone to PC

But what to do when you have installed new operating System to your PC and now when all the music from your laptop is gone and you want at-least your iPhone music to be there in your laptop then you can select the free program called Sharepod which allows you to do it easily. Moreover if you laptop does not have any music then syncing the laptop with your iPhone over iTunes will delete all the music of your iPhone. In this post we will mention a method which can help you to transfer the music and almost every type of file to your laptop.

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There is a freeware known as Sharepod, which can help you to transfer music from iPhone to PC. This freeware has been designed especially for music and videos on your iPhone. You can download this freeware from the link at the bottom of the end of article. Once you install it, it will detect the device connected with your laptop and automatically list out the details of all the music files and videos available on your iPhone and you will have some options as mentioned above.

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With the first option you transfer select files available in the window to your computer. Select the files and if you want to transfer all the files then tap ‘Ctrl+A’, now press the first option and you will see something similar to this. You can select the path where the file will be saved and at the same time you can choose the hierarchy in which the file will be saved, like the songs of the same artist will be saved under a common folder by its name categorized by the names of Album. Similarly, you can choose any other hierarchy option or you can create your own option. That’s it you will find your music or video at the same location. You can also choose to take the backup of music and videos on your iPhone and choose to transfer the music from laptop to your iPhone without using iTunes.

Please Note: You will only be able to copy the songs which you have transferred to iphone from iTunes previously from PC, but you can’t transfer the purchased and downloaded songs from iTunes music store.

Conclusion

I tried to search for many application but most of them were paid and yes obviously much better than this in terms of UI and functionalities. Tools like iExplorer3 can do the same for all the available files on your iPhone like, taking out the downloaded browsing history or backup files or other media. You might take help with the demo version also but then it will ping you all the time to convert it into the full version. This freeware is a good and neat application for transferring the application from laptop to iPhone.

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How To Install Jailbreak Apps Without Cydia

Now when after a long time users have laid their hands on the jailbreak applications, Cydia was not able to handle the load. This scenario was pretty much expected because usually the jailbreak used to arrive for the older devices like the older iPhones and iPads but this time jailbreak for the devices has arrived at once and thus all the users have pounced on Cydia to download the applications and this has led to a very common error seen these days which ‘Internal Server Error’ and it somewhat looks as mentioned below in the screenshot. In this post we will tell you an alternative with the help of which you will be able to install the jailbreak application without using Cydia application.

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The precondition to this alternative is that the .deb file of the jailbreak application which you are about to install should be available with you. Even if you do not have that file then you can easily locate them on Google and then after that first of all you will have to download the Cyberduck which will be used to SSH into your iPhone with the help of SFTP connection established between your iPhone and computer. Download the application from here and then install it. Now click on the button named ‘New Connection’ and fill in the details as mentioned below.
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In order to know the Wifi address of your iPhone, Go to Settings and then Wifi and the tap the arrow mark in front of the name of the network which is connect to your iPhone. Put username as ‘root’ and the password as ‘alpine’.
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Now when the connection is about to establish you will see a dialogue similar to the one shown below, allow it and then the browser window will open.
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Now if you are doing this for the first time then you will have to create a folder named ‘Cydia’ (at private/var/root/Media) and then inside it create the folder named ‘AutoInstall’.
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That’s the required steps have been completed. Now you will just have to put the .deb file of that jailbreak application inside that AutoInstall folder and then restart the iPhone twice. We will surely write a post on how to locate these .deb files for the jailbreak applications as per the response received from the readers.

[ Via iDownloadblog ]

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Copy Installed Apps From iPhone To iTunes on PC or Mac

In my previous article I mentioned about a freeware named ‘Sharepod’ to transfer the music and videos from your iPhone to your computer. When you format your computer without taking the backup of the files related to your iPhone then you face such problems where you want to transfer files from your iPhone to computer. Today in this post I will mention about a method with the help of which you will be able to transfer the applications from iPhone to new iTunes installed on your computer.

First of all connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes, if you have the latest iTunes then I am sure you might be facing certain problem in discovering the Sidebar which is required in this method. Now click the menu icon on the left top corner.
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Now click on the Show Menu Bar, the moment you hit this, you will see the View as one of the options in this menu bar. Click that option and then choose the option named Show Sidebar.
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Now you will be able to see your device listed under the category named Devices. Right click on the name of your iPhone and then click the option named transfer purchases. Once you do that it will start transferring the application from iPhone to its application folder.
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If your iTunes has been newly installed then iTunes will ask you to authorize that computer and then you will be able to proceed with the transfer. To authorize that computer you will just have to enter the password of the Apple ID used on your iPhone.
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That’s it!! It will take some time and then the transfer will be complete of all the applications and the music which has been bought using App store.

Conclusion

If you have bought all your music and Application from App Store then you will not be needing any third party application to transfer them on your computer from your iPhone. This is best way to transfer the application, I will recommend the readers to go for this method rather than using iExplorer3 or any other iPhone file system browser application.

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Install Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.0 to 6.1 For All iPhones, iPods and iPads [Step by Step Guide]

So, finally the most awaited jailbreak has arrived, the users have been waiting for a very long period of time and now the jailbreak app store will be filled up with their loyal customers once again. The group named evad3rs have been working on this jailbreak tool named evasi0n. They have been deflecting the status of this jailbreak on their website in terms of percentage and now they have released this jailbreak of iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 and 6.1 for all the iPhones, iPads and iPods (so no constraints for post A4 devices). The link to download this tool has been mentioned at the end of the post.
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Is it similar to the tools which have been used initially to jailbreak your iPhone, download this tool and then take a look at the read me file. Now, double the evasi0n named file and then plugin your iPhone to your computer. The tool will identify the iPhone and the iOS installed on it, once it does that press the jailbreak button.

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The tool will stop at this screen for considerable amount of time, don’t think that the tool is not responding. Now throughout the process your don’t have to do anything, just sit back it will keep on climbing on to the next step on its own. In between after injecting Jailbreak Stage 2 data it will ask you to find the jailbreak named icon on your screen and then tap it. That’s the only thing you will have to do in the whole jailbreak process.

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Once the tool reaches the screen as mentioned above, your iPhone will restart many times and the logon screen will be different displaying the log of evasi0n. Wait for the final boot where it will display the icon of the Cydia application on your iPhone screen.

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That’s it!! your iDevice has been jailbreak and now you can configure your Cydia with all the repositories and let me remind you that now you will not be able to see Installous under the jailbreak applications. The best part is that though it says in the README file that you should remove the passcode before proceeding on with this jailbreak but even if you have not removed the passcode then whenever your iPhone gets locked, it will start blinking the message on the tool to unlock it, so that the tool can proceed further.

Click here to download the jailbreak tool [evasi0n]

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How To Make iPhone Notifications Silent For Certain Apps

I seldom use Poker application but this application has a very annoying habit, every time when your poker friend plays then it will send you the notification this means that if you have lots of friend playing regularly then it will fill your iPhone with the notifications. Similarly you might have some other applications which might trouble you a lot with their vague notifications. In this post I will share a common method with the help of which you will not see any notification related to that application in the notification center or not even the number of notification symbol available on the top right corner of the application icon.

Go To Settings and then go to Notifications. On the page search for the name of the application which is bothering you.

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  • Please take a look at the screenshot carefully; here you will have to toggle off the first option which will take the application out from the notification center.
  • Alter Style should be selected that none, this will not allow the application to even show any alert or notification bubble on your iPhone screen.
  • Badge App Icon is responsible for displaying the number of unseen notifications available on top right corner of the application inside small red bubble. Once you turn that off you will not see that badge on the application icon any more.
  • Next you will have to turn off the notification sounds created by this app.

Conclusion

Once you perform all these 4 steps that application will be completely muted in terms of notification and its alerts with sound. Instead of completing all the 4 steps you can customize then on the basis of your requirement but turning off the alerts and sound is necessary to mute application. So, I use Poker when I want to and I never get disturbed its notifications any more and I feel that this is the most effective way to mute any application.

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How To Untag Yourself In Photos In Facebook on iPhone

Now untagging yourself from the Facebook application on iPhone was challenge for me because you will not find any option directly indicating that ‘you can untag yourself’. In this post we will share about a method with the help of which you can untag yourself from any of the photograph from Facebook application of iOS. Nowadays when people have smart gadgets in their hands, they do not prefer to open their laptop or computer and sit in front of them for Facebook whole day and so when they get tagged on any image (while they are on move), then they should have the option to take that down if they don’t like it.

Procedure to Remove From a Tagged Photo on Facebook on iPhone

The steps are simple but it is not visible or easily approachable for the users. So, first of all reach out to that photo and then tap down finger on that image, do not lift your finger unless you see the options as mentioned below.

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Now select the option ‘Report Photo’ and then you will be directed to a webpage, where you can either repost abuse for that image or you can un-tag yourself from that image and then press continue. You will not see that image in your timeline or in your photos section any more. This feature is important for the phones specially when you do not have the option to hide any images of your from your timeline which is available in the desktop version of Facebook. So, the least you can do is un-tag yourself.
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Conclusion

This feature is a very important feature because you may never know when you get tagged in an unwanted image and if you are not able to take an action at that moment of time then it might become a problem for you. Unluckily this feature is not available in the mobile web version of Facebook.

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Working Tested Methods to Make Your Android Phones Last Longer

Probably the number one complaint of all Android users is the poor battery life of their handset. With Android phones sporting bigger and bigger screen sizes, quad-core processors and a powerful GPU, the battery life is going to take a hit somewhat. The increase in battery consumption is usually offset by using a larger and beefier battery by Android OEMs.

The truth is that most Android phones can easily last a day of average use. They usually don’t because of some apps in the background draining the phone’s battery or auto-syncing being enabled for useless apps. A bit of tweaking will be more than enough to easily get nearly a day of juice from your Android handset.

So, if you are bothered by the poor battery life, here are some tips and tricks that should help improve the battery life of your Droid.

Tips To Improve The Battery Life Of Your Android Device

Deep Sleep – The first thing that you need to is to make sure that your Android phone is entering ‘Deep Sleep’ mode when its screen is off. Deep Sleep mode is a low-power state that devices usually enter when idle, where they can usually turn-off the unneeded cores or sensors to save battery. If your device is not entering Deep sleep mode, expect the phone’s battery to drain to 0% in just a matter of few hours, even when you are not using it.

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To make sure that your device is entering Deep Sleep mode, you can use an app called ‘CPU Spy Plus‘ from the Play Store. The app will show all the various frequencies that your device has spent in each state or frequency of your processor, including Deep Sleep mode. Keep in mind that if your Android device is on charge, it will not enter Deep Sleep mode. I will recommend readers to restart their phone before removing it from charger and check the readings of CPU Spy Plus at the end of the day.

If your phone is entering Deep Sleep mode, then all is well. If not, then an app or a setting is preventing your Android device from entering Deep Sleep mode, thus draining its battery.

BetterBatteryStats – If your Android device is not entering Deep Sleep mode, then this tip is for you. Otherwise, you can skip to the next tip. Download BetterBatteryStats from the Play Store or you can download the APK for free from XDA forums.

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Once you have installed BetterBatteryStats, select the Kernel Wakelocks and Partial Wakelocks options, one by one. The app will then list all the processes in order of their power usage and battery drain. If there is any app that is draining your phone’s battery, it will show up in this list here. You can then very well uninstall or disable that app to preserve your Droid’s battery life. If you cannot make out the name of the culprit app or are confused by the list of processes, just drop in a comment and we will be more than glad to help you.

Background Synchronization/Push Notifications – Background syncing in Android allows certain apps to notify users about an update even when they are not using the app. Auto-Syncing allows GMail, Google Contacts, Calendar, and other such services to be always connected to Google’s or their respective provider’s server, and provide instant updates to users.

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The downside is that constant syncing can significantly affect the battery life of any Android device. You can easily turn switch off syncing for quite a few services and can save significant battery life in the process. If you don’t need instant Gmail notifications or for any other app, you can simply switch off ‘Auto-Sync’ for a major boost in battery life. Keep in mind that switching off Auto-Sync will also disable background notifications from any app.

If you don’t want to turn off ‘Auto-Sync’, you can always turn off syncing for individual services from under the ‘Accounts’ sub-menu in Settings. If you use Google+ app on your Android device, you can turn off Messenger/Hangouts and Notifications provided you don’t use them.

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Disable GPS/Auto-Brightness Etc. – This is perhaps the most common tip to save battery life. Disable anything and everything that you don’t need. Disable Wi-Fi or Bluetooth when you don’t need to use them. Disable GPS when you are not using it. If you have a phone with an AMOLED or Super-AMOLED display, use a black wallpaper. AMOLED screens require nearly zero power to display black since they do so by switching themselves off. On the other hand, displaying white drains a lot of battery  Thus, if your Android phone or tablet has a AMOLED screen, using a black wallpaper or black theme in apps can save you tons of battery power.

Conclusion

If you follow these four basic tips that I have mentioned above, you can easily improve the battery life of your Android device by a noticeable margin. If none of the steps above work, I will recommend you to factory reset your device once.  If your Android device is very old, it can be very well possible that its time you need to replace the battery.

If all else fail, invest in a portable charger or a high-capacity battery. If your Android OEM does not have a high-capacity battery for sale for your device, check out Mugen Batteries. Mugen is known for making high-capacity extended batteries for all Android devices, which should be more than enough to last you a day or if you their XL batteries, a few days!