Losing your phone or smashing it so badly you can’t even use it, is a tech nightmare. But it’s the data inside that really matters for most of us. Not the glass and aluminum on the outside.Use an iPhone as Apple intended and it’s almost difficult to lose most of the stuff we cherish, like photos and messages. However, you should still school up on backups to make sure you are ready for the worst.We’ll look at the ways you can back up your data with Apple’s own measures, as well as third-party ways to keep your data safe.How to back up to iCloudApple likes to make life easy if, and it’s a big 'if', you buy into the Apple way of doing things. Its devices are knitted together by iCloud, the company’s online backup service.This is built into all iPhones and makes securing your data blissfully easy.To check you have iCloud backup activated, go to Settings on your device, tap your name at the top of the list and select iCloud, near the top of the … [Read more...] about How to back up an iPhone
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Getting started with the new iPad 9.7 and iPad Pro is hitting a technical snag, according to some frustrated users and verified by our own testing.It's impossible to import existing backup data on an updated iPhone through iCloud or iTunes, because Apple hasn't updated the iPad to iOS 12.1.2 yet. This is especially maddening for brand new iPad owners who only have iPhone data to import.The latest version of the iPhone operating system is iOS 12.1.2, a minor tweak aimed at solving eSIM issues and other iOS 12 problems. The latest version of the iPad, meanwhile, is stuck at iOS 12.1.1.The iPad doesn't need the phone-focused iOS 12.1.2 update... Only it does because now you can't import iCloud or iTunes backups from an iPhone into a new iPad if you've already updated to iOS 12.1.2 on the phone.Apple confirmed this to us:"You're correct. You would not be able to restore a backup from an iOS version later than what's currently installed," according to Apple Support in a Twitter direct … [Read more...] about Without iOS 12.1.2 on iPad, some users can’t import iCloud backups
Everyone loves a good app bundle, and BundleHunt—creators of just that, for your Mac—has launched its brand-new holiday bundle of apps. Get stoked, because you have a grand total of 46 heavily discounted apps to pick from. How does the bundle work? First, a quick word about BundleHunt’s setup. Unlike a traditional “app bundle,” like what you’d find at a place like Humble Bundle, you aren’t paying a single price to unlock a handful of apps. Rather, you’re paying two prices: a $5 fee to gain access to BundleHunt’s big discounts, and separate fees based on however many apps you decide to purchase. In other words, BundleHunt forces you to create your own bundle of discounted apps rather than just giving you one to buy. That means that you’re going to have to make some choices—and probably do a little research—to get the best deals. Here are a few recommendations to get you started (with prices listed as … [Read more...] about Find Discounted Mac Apps in BundleHunt’s New App Pack
Hi! In this week’s edition of Tech 911—the column that attempts to answer all of your emailed questions (please email us your questions)—we’re taking a look at an issue that affects more people than you might think at first: updates. Specifically, should you really update your device to the latest and greatest version its software or operating system? What if the update makes it worse? Lifehacker reader Mike writes: “My wife and I have leapt off of the upgrade train. You see, we’re young professionals with a lot of student debt. My wife and I each have an iPhone 5s, and our computers are about to hit double digits. My wife decided to upgrade her iPhone 5s to iOS 12.0.1 yesterday without backing up her phone. Part of the reason for that is probably because she’s been running Mavericks until just recently - her computer wouldn’t let her sync. I had a small, internal panic attack when she told me. Her phone has been fine for all of the … [Read more...] about Should I Update My Older iPhone With the Latest OS?
Best Deals of the Day The best deals from around the web, updated daily. Anker’s huge charging accessory sale, $30 pajamas, and a bunch of JBL home theater speakers lead off Saturday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter and Facebook to never miss a deal. Best Tech Deals Whether you’re getting a new iPhone, keeping your old one, or even if you’re an Android user, Anker’s big iPhone charging sale has a deal or four that you can take advantage of. There are too many deals to list here, but we’ve included them all in this post. With its ability to work on any surface, including glass, the Logitech MX Anywhere mouse has always been a reader favorite. And today, you can save on its sequel. All the features you know and love from the original are still here, but the MX Anywhere 2S adds in Logitech’s new FLOW cross-computer control, which lets you use one mouse to control multiple computers at once, and even copy and paste … [Read more...] about Saturday’s Best Deals: Anker’s New iPhone Sale, JBL Speakers, Beef Jerky, and More