AppsTips & How-to

How to switch back to the old navigation in your YouTube app

October 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


“The new YouTube update for iPhone and iPad sucks”

That is the #1 comment I’ve seen so far throughout the days since YouTube decided to update its application to the latest version that everyone thought that it’s just going to fix some bugs. However, the Google-owned company decided to change their overall layout, especially the navigation, and somewhat makes it uncomfortable for users to move around.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to secure your iPhone/iPad by removing root certificates

October 10, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


In the recent Ad blocker related-news, Apple just removed one of the best ad blockers for iOS 9 called Been Choice, this isn’t your typical ad blocker for iOS devices. Users can block ads from social network, inside applications, and browsers like Safari. Along with that, iPhone and iPad users can also choose to earn money by sharing their data and using the ad blocker at the same time.

However, since the application is showing security risk and violation of privacy, Apple has quickly taken it down from their App Store. In order for Been Choice, for example, to share user’s information and data, they have to install some sort of root certificates and this usually done with permissions by users. But for most people, they think that this is just any typical installation and no hesitation, give permission to install these certificates right away.

JailbreakTips & How-to

How to permanently delete photos without Recently Deleted folder

October 7, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Starting from iOS 8, any deleted photos or videos from the Camera Roll will be transferred over to a new folder called Recently Deleted. This new album was added to store deleted media files on your iPhone or iPad for 30 days and it will then remove permanently after that.

For some people, this might be a useful feature because you can easily restore a deleted photo just in case of a mistake. However, most iOS users found Recently Deleted to be an annoying feature because they have to get rid of their photos and videos twice. Not to mention that the data will continue to be counted, which means your storage will stays the same as is.

AppsTips & How-to

How to Fix Apps Missing or Disappeared on iPhone and iPad

October 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Applications are something that we can’t live without while using an iPhone or iPad. iOS devices that came out-of-the-box has some pre-installed applications in them already and one the most important stock application is the App Store. This gives you access to the marketplace full of free and premium applications and games available for all devices running on Apple operating system.

People enjoy downloading applications from the marketplace that Apple has to offer until one day restore or upgrade to another firmware version just to find out that their favorite apps are no longer there on the home screen anymore. While most users have no problem re-downloading them from the App Store, the real problem came in when the app wouldn’t open or appear on the Springboard, despite showing installed.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to Save Cellular Data on iOS 9 for iPhone & iPad

October 3, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Many users who recently upgraded to iOS 9 reported high consumption of cellular data on their iPhone or iPad, despite the same usage as to before they decided to download the software update.

While most iPhone and iPad users have an unlimited data to waste, some are literally saving up their mobile data to avoid charges from the carrier. In this article, we will show you a few simple methods to reduce high cellular data usage after updating to iOS 9 for both iPhone and iPad.

iPhoneTips & How-to

How to Unlock iPhone 6s / iPhone 6s Plus using iTunes

October 2, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Apple recently released two new iPhone models at their press conference in San Francisco on September 25, 2015, dubbed iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus running on the latest iOS 9 and built-in 3D Touch. Last year’s iPhone 6 was something that people didn’t expect because it came out with a larger screen size, bigger than anyone could imagine it would come from Apple. However, the company once again upgraded one of their model from the 4.7-inch screen to the 5.5-inch screen (iPhone 6s Plus).

With these new features and speculations landed on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, it’s doubtful that iFans are not going to give them a try. For those who are thinking about buying either of these models, you definitely should because getting an unlocked iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus is now easier than ever.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to check for XcodeGhost malware using Pangul tool

September 22, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


XcodeGhost is a newly discovered malware on iPhone and iPad that is included in more than 300 legitimate applications from the App Store. Unlike KeyRaider, the previous malware, that infect jailbroken iOS devices, XcodeGhost can be found in both non-jailbroken and jailbroken iDevices. Not to mention, you don’t have to download any shady IPA and can still get XCodeGhost malware.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to Hide and Unhide Multiple Photos & Videos in iOS 9

September 19, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


There are over 20 things you can do in iOS 9 that couldn’t do in iOS 8 and hiding a photo or video from the Camera Roll happen to be one of them. This might be a feature that gets teenagers or those that have experience violation of privacy to update their device right away.

Before this version, iOS 7 or 8 or anything below that doesn’t have this feature unless you use third-party applications to store the photos that you want to hide and then delete them from the Photos app. But that takes a bit time and could lead people into thinking about different stuff as to why you did that, of course, they have no rights to judge but that’s how things work now.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to save your iOS 9 battery with Low Power Mode

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


Apple has implemented many features that focus on improving the user experience in iOS 9. Some of these include content blockers (similar to ad blocker), ReplayKit that lets gamers record their screen while playing, and most importantly Low Power Mode to give users an extra 3 hours on their iOS device.

According to the company, Low Power Mode help iPhone and iPad users take care of preserving battery by turning off certain features that consume battery without the users knowing or required to be disabled manually. These are the functionality that will be turned off once Low Power Mode is activated on your iOS 9 device.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to enable ad blocker in iOS 9 and speed up Safari

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


Apple’s latest firmware update, iOS 9, is now available to everyone and can be downloaded through the Settings app or from iTunes software on a computer. This iOS update brings new changes, improvements, and features to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

One of the most important functionality in this update is content blocking in our stock browser, Safari. This is similar to ad blocker extensions we found on Windows/Mac browsers. It allows you to block ads, popups, javascript, and speed up Safari so that users can have the best browsing experience.