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Fix “the last backup could not be completed” iOS iCloud Backup Error

Nov 14, 2015 - 18 Comments
Last backup could not be completed to iCloud error in iOS

For iCloud users with automatic backups configured, the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will backup to iCloud every evening when connected to wi-fi. This usually goes without a hitch, but sometimes you may check the iCloud Backup settings to discover a vague message stating “The last backup could not be completed.” You may also see … Read More

Fix “App is Damaged Can’t Be Opened” Error Messages in Mac OS X

Nov 12, 2015 - 20 Comments
App damaged error message fix

Some Mac users have discovered they are unable to open some applications downloaded from the Mac App Store. When attempting to open an impacted app in OS X, a message stating “ is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete and download it again from the App Store.” Another variation is a pop-up window appearing … Read More

Understanding “iPhone is synced with another iTunes Library. Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library” Message

Nov 1, 2015 - 5 Comments

One of the most frightening iTunes messages an iPhone, iPad, or iPod user may see when they connect a device to a computer is the “The iPhone (Name) is synced with another iTunes Library on (Computer). Do you want to erase this iPhone and sync with this iTunes Library?” message, which gives you two options, … Read More

Stop Spotlight Stalling & Beachballs When Searched in Mac OS X with External Drives

Oct 26, 2015 - 23 Comments

Spotlight is the lightning fast search engine built into the Mac, but some users may have noticed that once Spotlight has been summoned and a file search query is beginning to be typed, OS X freezes up, stalls, and beachballs for anywhere from 10-30 seconds for seemingly no apparent reason. If you’re in a quiet … Read More

Fixing Wi-Fi Issues in OS X El Capitan

Oct 16, 2015 - 83 Comments
Fix Wi-Fi Problems in OS X EL Capitan

Though Apple has largely resolved the wi-fi issues that persisted in some Macs with prior OS X releases, some users with OS X El Capitan may encounter wireless networking issues after updating to the latest OS X release. Typically the wi-fi problems are in the form of dropping connections or strangely slow speeds, and the … Read More

Accessing “Expert Mode” Screen Color Calibrator in OS X El Capitan

Oct 14, 2015 - 10 Comments
Expert Mode Display color calibrator in OS X

Mac users are likely familiar with the process of using display calibration to get the best color and picture quality for a specific monitor or screen used with a computer, and to get the most out of the calibrator tool you’ll want to run the utility in Expert Mode. While Expert Mode used to be … Read More

Fix a Missing Camera Icon on iPhone After iOS Update

Oct 9, 2015 - 5 Comments
Find missing Camera app icon in iOS

A handful of iPhone users have discovered their Camera app icon has gone missing after updating iOS to the latest version. Why the Camera mysteriously disappears after updating iOS isn’t always clear, but it’s typically an easy fix using one of the methods outlined below.

Fix for Split View Not Working in OS X El Capitan

Oct 8, 2015 - 13 Comments
Split View in OS X

Some Mac users who have been trying to use Split View in OS X El Capitan have discovered the feature isn’t working for them, and they are not able to place two full screen apps side-by-side into Split View. The inability to use Split View is typically because the user has upgraded OS X from … Read More

Fix an Unresponsive Touch Screen on iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Oct 6, 2015 - 38 Comments
How to fix an unresponsive touch screen on iPhone

Some iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users have noticed their devices touch screen becomes unresponsive. The unresponsive frozen touchscreen seems to happen at random, and also commonly when the device is freshly unlocked from the locked screen, either with a pass code or through Touch ID. The unresponsive touch issue is not subtle, as … Read More

3 Tips to Reduce High Cellular Data Usage on iPhone with iOS 9

Sep 29, 2015 - 8 Comments
Heavy cellular data usage in iOS with iPhone remedied

While some users are having trouble with cellular data not working at all in iOS 9 with certain apps, another set of iPhone users are experiencing the opposite problem, with excessive mobile data consumption after updating their iPhones to iOS 9. Given that most users don’t have unlimited data plans, heavy cellular data usage can … Read More

Cellular Data Not Working in iOS 9 on iPhone or iPad? 6 Troubleshooting Tips

Sep 24, 2015 - 77 Comments

A number of iPhone and iPad users have discovered cellular data usage is failing to work after updating to iOS 9. The cellular data problem is typically manifested in a few ways; either an outright failure to transmit any data or access the internet whatsoever when the iPhone or iPad is connected to a cellular … Read More

Wrong iOS Version Showing Up in Software Update? Here’s the Fix

Sep 23, 2015 - 6 Comments
Fix for Wrong iOS update showing, or an iOS update not showing at all

Have you ever checked for an iOS update and discovered the wrong version is showing up to install? Typically this happens when a new iOS update version becomes available, but the Software Update section of the iOS Settings app displays an older now outdated version as available to install on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod … Read More

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