iOS 11 public beta on the rollout, how to get the latest iOS version on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch?

Prior to its official release later this fall, Apple has rolled out a public beta version of the new iOS 11 for a range of iOS devices. Among the supported devices would include iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It is also supported in a range of iPad devices including the 9.7-inc and 10.5-inch iPad Pro, first and second generation iPad Pro, iPad Air and Air 2, 5th generation iPad, as well as iPad mini versions 2-4. The iOS 11 beta is also available for iPod Touch 6th generation.
If you own any of the aforementioned devices and would want to try the latest iOS 11 platform, feel free to refer to this content as it walks you through the entire process.

Before you proceed, it is highly recommended to back up your device and archive that backup using iTunes for safekeeping purposes. Please note that this is still a beta version of Apple's new platform, which means that this is still an in-development software, thus inevitable to certain bugs that may affect any app on the device or the device's normal functions. For Health & Activity data, you will need to encrypt your backup so as to retain the information in the backup.

Once everything is backed up and you're all set, follow these steps.

Steps to install the iOS 11 public beta on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Enroll your iOS device to the Apple's beta program:

1. Open Safari browser app on your iOS device.

2. Navigate to (Apple's public beta website).

3. Tap the Sign Up button to continue.

4. Enter your Apple ID to sign in to the Apple Beta Program.

5. Read and agree to the terms and conditions by tapping the Accept button located at the bottom right side of the Agreement page.

6. Tap the iOS tab.

7. Tap on the Enroll your iOS device link.

8. Continue by tapping on the Download Profile button. Doing so will open the Profile area of the Settings app.

9. On the Install Profile page, tap navigate to the upper-right corner of the screen and then tap Install.

10. On the Consent screen, tap the Install button.

11. Scroll down and tap the Install button at the bottom of the screen to confirm action.

12. Tap Restart to reboot your device once the iOS 11 installation completes.

After the reboot, your iOS device will boot up with the iOS 11 public beta profile. Proceed to the next step.

13. Go to Settings-> General-> Software Update. Doing so will prompt you with Checking for Update message.

14. Continue by tapping on the Download and Install button.

15. When prompted with the Terms and Conditions screen, tap Agree on the bottom corner. Doing so will instigate the download process.

Wait until the download is complete and then tap Install Now to start the installation.

Overall, the iOS 11 installation process should take around 20 minutes or so depending on your wireless internet speed. Once you've successfully installed the new iOS platform, you can go ahead and start exploring the new changes and exciting features it integrates. Over a hundred of new features and system enhancements are expected to come along with this major iOS update.

2016 Thanksgiving and Black Friday Specials on Apple iPhones, iPads, Watches

While Apple devices are rarely offered during Black Friday events, some retailers find ways to make some of the hottest iDevices available on this year's Black Friday sales through gift cards and other bundles. Read on to learn which of Apple's iPhones, iPads, or watches are made available by some of the leading retailers through special bundles on this popular shopping date.

Consider taking this as your chance of having your own share of any of the latest powerful Apple gadgets. Check out what these leading online retailers have to offer on this year's Thanksgiving and Black Friday events.

Apple iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus from Target

Target is offering the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus if you sign up for a 24-month installment plan with $0 down payment and then you will also get a $250 Target gift card. In this special, you can avail of the iPhone 7 128GB Plus for $36 per month or $31 for the 128GB iPhone 7 variant.

Target is also offering a special deal on the Apple iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablet with 128GB of storage for $450, giving you around $150 off the original cost. This tablet has Wi-Fi and LTE cellular connectivity features. Target is also offering a $125 discount on the iPad Air 2 and $70 on the iPad mini 2 tablet.

Apple iPhone 7 from Best Buy

Best Buy also offers a $250 store gift card with any iPhone 7 purchase foras long as you made the purchase in to an installment plan with Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. Best Buy stores are open at 5PM on Thanksgiving day but sales are expected to go online earlier.

Best Buy is also cutting $125 from the cost of Apple's larger tablets like the iPad Pro 9.7-inch tablet. It is also cutting $200 off the regular cost of the Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop, selling it for $800. The MacBook Air comes with an 8GB of RAM and 128GB of flash storage.

Apple iPad Pro from Verizon

Verizon is offering a $250 discount on the 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro slate with 32GB of storage if you purchase an iPhone from them.

Apple iPhone 7 and iPad mini 2 from Walmart

Walmart offers a no money down deal for any Apple or Samsung smartphone on AT&T Next or Verizon Devices Payment plans. On top of that, you will also get a $250 Walmart gift card. Phone activation will start at 9PM on the night of Thanksgiving.

Aside from the iPhone 7, Walmart is also cutting the price of the iPad mini 2 tablet by $70 off the usual $270 cost for the 32GB variant.

Apple iPod Touch from Tous R Us

For those parents with kids who are into smartphones, Toys R Us has a special Black Friday offers with these Apple gadgets. A $50 discount will be applied to these devices.

Apple Watch Series 1 & 2

Holiday shoppers may now avail of the Apple Watch series 1 & 2 through a special offer by Kohl's, selling these watches for $269 and $369, respectively. A better deal for the holiday will be offered to those who will pay in Kohl's cash for the Series 2 watch at $105 and Series 1 at $75 in Kohl's cash.

The Apple Watch Series 1 is also sold at Target with around $80 discount. This means that you can get this Apple watch at only around $200.

More of the 2016 Thanksgiving and Black Friday Ads, Sales and Deals for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets, as well as Live Black Friday Sales are posted on pertinent websites like and

2016 Black Friday Hottest Offers on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones and Tablets

The much awaited Black Friday 2016 event is fast approaching. It is the date set for shoppers to avail of different special offers on a wide range of products and services. And it always happens on the day after Thanksgiving. This year, Black Friday falls on the 25th of November, and it's just a few more days away. Hence, if you haven't marked your calendars yet, do it now as we give you a glimpse of the best special offers on Android power smartphones and tablets you may want to avail on that very special shopping date this year.

Below are some of the best and hottest Black Friday Android smartphone and tablet offers from Samsung, which you may want to avail on this year's special shopping date.

Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge bundle with VR Kit from Best Buy

One of Best Buy's hottest smartphone offers for this year's Black Friday sales is Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphone flagship devices, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge bundled with VR Kit. This would cost you around $28 per month for 24 months under an installment plan by giving out a $250 store gift card along with a Samsung Gear VR viewer.

Verizon Android smartphones for $10/month

Among the best Android smartphone deals you can avail from Verizon's offers for this year's Black Friday event include the Samsung Galaxy S7, Google Pixel, and Moto Z Droid. All these devices are available for $10/month for 24 months with 0 percent APR. This means you will be able to save up to $400 on these leading and powerful Android smartphones.

Samsung Galaxy S7 S7 Edge specials from Target

Aside from Best Buy, Target is also offering a $250 store gift card for you to avail of Samsung's power smartphones the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge bundled with a Samsung Gear VR headset.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch tablet from Samsung

Samsung itself is also giving out a special deal for its Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1-inch tablet, starting November 18. With this special offer, a $100 discount on the original cost for this big screen 16GB Android device is applied, bringing down the price to $200. This tabletsupports Wi-Fi connectivity.

Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite from Shopko

Black Friday sales of Shopko will officially start online a day before Thanksgiving, or on the 23rd of November this year. And on Thanksgiving Day, it goes online at 4PM. Among the best offers you can avail of during these special events include a Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite tablets, a 7-inch tablet for $70. This means you can save up to $60 from the regular price. It comes with an 8GB of storage space and expandable with a 32GB microSD card.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet from BJ's Wholesale Club, Staples and Kmart

Another Samsung Galaxy tablet offers you can avail of is Samsung's Galaxy Tab A tablet. The device can be procured at BJ's Wholesale Club for $90 or $50 off the regular cost. What you'll get for that amount is a 7-inch tablet with 16GB of storage space plus an extra 16GB microSD card. This deal officially starts on November 18 until November 29.

Staples is also offering the same Samsung Galaxy tablet starting on Thanksgiving day, cutting the cost by a third to $100. You will then get a 7-inch Android tablet from Samsung, with an 8GB of storage space. Aside from the 7-inch model, Staples also offres the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-inch, with a discount of $70. This is a 16GB Android tablet powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor.

You can also avail of the same Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet (7-inch, 8GB variant) from Kmart for $100 plus $50 of Shop Your Way Reward points that can be used at a later time.

New Troubleshooting Page for the Latest Samsung Galaxy Devices

Howdy readers! Welcome to our new troubleshooting page designed to address various problems affecting any of the latest Samsung Galaxy devices available in the market. In this page, you will see a list of device issues and errors encountered by owners while using their brand new Galaxy smartphones including the Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge, as well as the latest Galaxy tablets.

We would do our best to keep this page updated with new contents containing potential solutions to a specific device issue. You may consider this as a free reference should you be willing to try to fix errors or resolve certain issues you may encounter while using any of these new Samsung Galaxy devices.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7/ Galaxy S7/ Galaxy S7 Edge Problems and Potential Solutions

Hardware Problems:

  • Won't turn on
  • Won't charge
  • Not responding or frozen screen
  • Screen flickering
  • Unable to detect SIM card
  • Quick battery drain and overheating
  • Phone is slowing down or sluggish
  • Microphone not working
  • Camera not working

Firmware Issues:

  • Cannot update to the latest Android OS version
  • Apps run very slow or keep crashing
  • Stuck in bootloop or constantly reboots by itself
  • Cannot update apps
  • Cannot enter/exit Safe Mode
  • Can't get past the Samsung logo

Connectivity Issues:

  • Cannot connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi
  • Can connect but unable to browse webpages
  • Internet keeps dropping or intermittent connection
  • Unable to use mobile data 
  • Cannot scan for or find Wi-Fi networks to connect to

Calling and Texting Issues:

  • Cannot make/receive calls
  • Cannot send/receive text messages (SMS)
  • Cannot send/receive multimedia or picture messages (MMS)
  • Cannot send/receive emails

Again, we will do our best to update this page regularly so as to uphold our commitment of providing significant and useful contents to our online readers. Keep posted.

How to Transfer Contents from your iPhone to Google Pixel/Pixel XL phone

Need help in moving files from your iPhone to the new Google Pixel or Pixel XL device? This content might be able to help. Read on to learn more.

This is a quick guide on how to transfer important files from your iPhone to your new Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone. Before you begin, make sure both your iPhone and Pixel devices are charged to at least 50 percent to avoid any interruptions due to low power during the file transfer process.

The following steps will walk you through an easier way to move contacts, photos, calendar and events, music and video files, SMS messages, as well as iMessages from your iPhone to Google Pixel or Pixel XL. Get both phones ready and begin.

Important note:
This file transfer method is done during the initial setup of your Google Pixel device. In order to get started, turn on your Pixel phone by pressing the Power button until the phone starts then tap Let's go to continue.

1. On your Pixel phone, tap the option to Copy your data.

2. Connect your Pixel phone to a Wi-Fi network or cellular network.

3. Unlock your iPhone.

4. On your iPhone go to the Home screen.

5. Turn off iMessage by going to Settings-> Messages, and then toggle the switch next to iMessage to turn the feature off.

Note: You will need to turn off Apple's messaging services or iMessage, when you make a switch from an iOS phone to Android.

6. After you turn off iMessage, deregister your number used for iMessage. To do so, you need to go to Apple's official iMessage deregister page to complete the phone number removal process from Apple's iMessage service.

7. Connect your iPhone and Google Pixel phone using the Quick Switch Adapter. This adapter comes with the Google Pixel device.

8. When both devices are successfully connected, log in to your Google account. In case you haven't set up a Google account yet, create or sign up for one on your Android device to proceed to the next step.

9. You will see a list of your contents or data on your device.

  • Tap Copy, to copy all your data. If you want to exclude an item, simply switch the item off and then tap Copy to proceed.

You will see a pop up message saying that the transfer is done.

10. If you want to cancel the transfer, tap on the option to Stop copying.

11. Continue setting up your new Pixel phone by tapping on OK.

12. Wait for the entire transfer process to complete.

By then you should be able to access any of the files you have moved from your iPhone through to your Google Pixel smartphone.

Note: If you want to transfer your latest data to your Google Pixel phone, you will need to sync your iOhone with your iCloud account before setup.

Fixing an Apple iPhone SE/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus that won't charge [Recommended Workarounds]

This post highlights the recommended procedures and workarounds to diagnose and fix your iPhone SE, iPhone 7, or iPhone 7 Plus that is not charging. When dealing with charging issues in mobile devices like your new iPhone, you need to consider four things. These include, the charger or lightning cable, your iPhone's charging port, the wall adapter you used as power source, and your iPhone's software.

iPhone not charging

A common thought as to what may have prevented your iPhone from charging is most likely due to a faulty hardware like a bad battery. But contrary to that, the actual culprit is your phone's software. The reason why I said so is because the software decides whether or not to charge the battery every time you plug in your device. It makes sense given the fact that what you have is a new device and so there's no way for its battery to get damaged this early. Having said that, replacing your iPhone's battery is most likely not helpful.

So here's what you can do to diagnose and fix your new iPhone that won't charge:

1. Verify if it's a software issue. 

To determine if it's the software that is preventing your iPhone from charging, force your device to restart or do a hard reset by holding down the Sleep/Wake (Power) button and the Home button simultaneously for at least 20 seconds until the Apple logo appears.

This method generally resolves any minor software glitch that caused you this trouble. Why? Because although your iPhone seemed to look like it wouldn't charge, what actually happened is that your phone's software had crashed in the background while the screen was off. This means that your iPhone's still on the reason why it wouldn't charge. Given that your iPhone's software has crashed, it wouldn't be able to function properly and so by the time you connect your device to a power source in an attempt to charge, the software won't be able to initiate the charging process. That's when most users jumped into a conclusion that your iPhone won't charge.

If it is not a software problem, proceed to the next recommended workaround.

2. Check and ensure that the charging port is working or functional. 

Secure a flashlight and use it to inspect your iPhone's charging port. Take a closer look at the charging port located at the bottom part of your iPhone. There might be some debris or gunk that might have prevented the lightning cable from making a solid contact to your device. If any of the connectors is blocked off, your iPhone wouldn't charge at all.

Should you see any debris or gunk in your phone's charging port, brush it out. But before you do, make sure you are using something that won't conduct an electric charge or cause damage to the electronics beneath your iPhone. As recommended by many, use an unused toothbrush and then gently brush out your phone's charging port. But if you can secure a fancy anti-static brush to do the job, then that would be better.

3. Ensure there is no damage to the lightning cable.

To determine whether the lightning cable is damaged or not, you can try to plug your iPhone into a USB port on your computer to charge instead of using the wall adapter that came with your iPhone. If charging to a computer gives you the same output or your iPhone is still not charging, try to use the wall adapter. If it works in one place and not the other, then your cable is not the problem. But the best way to determine if it's a bad cable or not, try to charge your iPhone with a different charging cable. You can borrow one from a family member or a friend. If your iPhone charges using a different charging cable, then apparently, it's your cable that is at fault.

Important Note:

As much as possible, use only Apple charging cables or accessories. Other charging accessories or cables may not be compatible with your iPhone's charging structure. While Apple cables are expensive, they are high quality products. However, there are also some high quality yet less expensive cables you can use as an alternative. Just be sure to know and pick the good ones.

4. Check and ensure no damage to your iPhone charger. 

The easiest way to determine if it's a bad charger that is causing the problem is to try to use other power sources such as wall socket, car charger, speaker dock, laptop, or some other power sources. If your iPhone charges in any one of these alternative sources, then obviously your charger is at fault. Otherwise, try the next workaround.

5. Check for any possible liquid damage on your iPhone.

Your iPhone may not be able to charge because of a liquid damage, which can short out the connections in the iPhone's charging port. If this is the case, then your best option is to take your iPhone to an Apple technician for further inspection and repair. However, if your iPhone is still under warranty, you should contact Apple support and ask for replacement or other best option for you.

6. Restore your iPhone via DFU (Default Firmware Update) mode.

This should be your last resort. After you have eliminated the possibility of a software issue preventing your iPhone from charging and have done scrutinizing other factors such as your USB cable, charger, and the phone itself, then your next option is a DFU restore.

A DFU restore is deemed a special kind of system restore. It erases everything on your device and restore it to factory settings, thereby helps eliminate any existing severe software issues on your iPhone. Here's how to put your iPhone SE, iPhone7 or iPhone 7 Plus in DFU mode:

  • Plug your iPhone into a computer.
  • On your computer, iTunes.
  • On your iPhone, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and Home button simultaneously for 8 seconds.
  • After 8 seconds, release the Sleep/Wake button but keep holding down the Home button until the iTunes screen says, "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode."
  • When you see that screen, let go of the Home button. 

Hint: If your iPhone screen turns completely black, it means you have successfully entered DFU mode. If it's not, then retry and go back from the very first step.

  • Once you're in DFU mode, restore your iPhone using iTunes.

When you do a DFU restore on your iPhone, your computer will erase and reload every bit of code that controls both the software and hardware of your phone.

Do not perform a DFU restore if your iPhone is damaged in any way (water-damaged or physically-damaged) as it may break your iPhone completely. An existing damage on your iPhone may prevent the restore from completing. If this happens, your supposedly functional iPhone with minor issues can become completely dysfunctional and unusable should a DFU restore fails.

Screen Mirroring via AirPlay with your Apple iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus

AirPlay is a wireless streaming feature entrenched into a wide range of Apple devices including the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. With this feature, you can showcase your favorite photos, movies and applications from your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer on to your television. This content will help you learn how to use and take advantage of this cool feature.

There are times when you would opt to stream your favorite videos or other media files from your iPhone 7/7 Plus on to a larger TV screen. If so, then Apple's AirPlay technology will let you do just this. The following steps will help you get started.

Here's how to mirror your iPhone screen to a TV and start watching movies or play music videos wirelessly from your iPhone on a television set with an Apple TV.

1. Connect to the same Wi-Fi network on your iPhone and the device that you want to AirPlay to.

2. On your iPhone, open the Control Center.

3. From the Control Center screen, tap the AirPlay Mirroring icon (TV image).

4. When prompted with the list of available devices, tap to select your Apple TV from the list.

5. Enter the AirPlay passcode on your iPhone, if prompted with a passcode screen on your TV screen.

6. Tap OK to proceed.

Wait until both devices are connected successfully. Your iPhone screen should then be displayed on your television.

Your television will use the same screen orientation and aspect ratio to that of your iPhone. You can change your TV's aspect ratio or zoom settings to fill your TV screen with the mirrored iPhone screen.

How to turn off AirPlay or Screen Mirroring on your iPhone 7/7 Plus

In case you're done mirroring your iPhone screen, you can turn off AirPlay with these simple steps:

1. Go to the Control Center of your iOS device.

2. Once you're in the Control Center, swipe horizontally to find the Now Play screen.

3. Tap the AirPlay icon to view a list of your available AirPlay devices.

4. Select your iOS device (iPhone7 or 7 Plus) from the list.

Important Notes:

  • Make sure your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network as AirPlay works via Wi-Fi.
  • Also ensure you are connecting to an AirPlay-compatible device or that your TV supports AirPlay feature. For example, an AirPlay speaker (for wireless audio playback) or Apple TV (wireless video streaming).

You can also use AirPlay to view photos from your iPhone's Photos app or to play the latest movies from Netflix on to your TV screen.

A Quick Guide on Setting Up Exchange Email Account on Google Pixel smartphone

Once you have set up an Exchange email account on your Google Pixel phone, you will have the privilege to check corporate or work emails on the go. Should you happen to land into this page while searching for some guide, this content will walk you through the Exchange email setup process on your new Google smartphone.

The following steps are deliberately made simpler and easier for the benefit of those who are not yet familiar with the Google Pixel interface.

1. To get started, go the Home screen.

2. Tap the Gmail icon beneath the screen. This will launch and open the email inbox screen.

3. Locate and tap the Menu icon on the upper-left corner of the screen.

Note: A Welcome to Gmail screen will automatically display if no email accounts are set up on your device. If you see this screen, swipe to the left and tap DONE. Otherwise, tap SKIP to skip the intro page then follow the onscreen instructions to setup your email account.

4. Now tap on your existing email account address.

5. Tap on the Add account option.

6. Scroll to and tap to select Exchange from the given options.

7. Enter the email address on the field provided and then tap Next to proceed.

8. Enter the password on the Password field then tap on the Next button.

9. Wait for your device to automatically search for the email settings. Once it found the settings, do the following:

  • Tap to set the Account options and tap Next.
  • Enter an Account name for your email, then tap Next
  • If prompted, tap on the option to Take Me to Gmail. 

Important Notes: 

  • In case your device is unable to find the settings, verify all field entries are correct and then tap Next.
  • Please contact your email provider or the email administrator of your company to verify the correct Exchange server settings to use.
  • If prompted with an error message saying that the Email address or password are incorrect, enter the Username and password again. Make sure you're entering the correct information this time.

10. Tap the option to set or configure the Account options according to your preferences, then tap Next to continue.

11. Enter an Account Name and tap Next.

12. Your new Exchange email account is now set up and ready for use. You can view or check your work emails from the Home screen by tapping on the Gmail icon.

In case you are not taken to the inbox of your Exchange email, tap the Menu icon, tap the existing email account name, and finally, tap the new Exchange email account name.

How to Fix an iPhone SE/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus that won't turn on [Recommended Workarounds]

The following are general troubleshooting procedures and recommended workarounds used to fix a possible hardware issue on the Apple iPhone SE, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 Plus, in which the device won't turn on.

There are several reasons as to why your new iPhone won't power on. First, is due to the battery that is completely drained or depleted. Another factor to consider is a software bug. While this is tagged among other hardware issues, power functions of your iPhone may also be affected by some software glitches. For example, a faulty app is causing the phone to power off and won't turn back on. Or worst, it could be due to a hardware problem like a damaged to pertinent components which needs to be repaired.

Considering the possible culprits, we therefore recommend the following workarounds. You can give these a try before visiting an Apple Genius for hardware check and/or repair.

First Workaround: Charge or re-charge your iPhone a little longer.

Connect your iPhone to a charger and allow it to charge for at least two hours. You may say that you're certain that your iPhone is charged up, it is still better to make it more sure. There are instances that some third-party apps or certain processes in your iPhone system is causing the device to drain faster than you expected or perhaps, your charger or USB cable is not working. Having said that, it is worth checking again.

To isolate whether the problem is due to a faulty charger, try to use a different charger this time. If that works and the phone boots up, then you have to consider replacing your charger or USB cable. Otherwise, try the next workaround.

Also ensure that the battery is not damaged. While it may sound a bit odd for a new device to have a bad battery, it can happen sometimes.

Second Workaround: Perform a hard reset on your iPhone. 

Yes, it may appear to you that the device is not turning on but actually it is just frozen or showing a blank or black screen but is actually powered on. To hard reset your frozen iPhone, press and hold down both the Sleep/Wake and the Home buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds until the Apple logo appears. By then, let go of both buttons.

If you don't see the Apple logo no matter how hard you try or how many times you tried to hard reset, it is an indication that your iPhone won't reboot. In this case, proceed to the next workaround.

Third Workaround: Try to restore your iPhone SE/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus. 

This process is a bit harder than the previous ones. But I will try to make it simpler. Performing a system restore on your new iPhone requires iTunes or iCloud. To proceed with this workaround, I suggest going with iTunes.

Even if your iPhone is not booting up directly, it will still have to be functional to restore. You will need a computer with the latest version of iTunes installed to proceed with the following steps:

1. Connect your iPhone to your computer and open iTunes. Using a Lightning or 30-pin Dock connector is highly recommended.

2. Open iTunes on the computer and then click on the Device tab located on the upper-left of the screen.

3. Click on Backup.

4. Wait for the backup process to complete.

5. Click on Restore.

6. Wait for the restore process to complete.

If that works, then good. But if you are prompted with error or your iPhone cannot connect to iTunes, try the next workaround.

Fourth Workaround:Enter recovery mode. 

As what other users suggest, booting their device into recovery mode has helped them save it.

To enter recovery mode on your iPhone SE, 7, or 7 Plus, press and hold the Home button and Sleep/Wake button at the same time. As soon as the screen gets black, release the Sleep/Wake button. Keep holding down the Home button until you see the Connect to iTunes screen.

If you are using a Windows PC, it is also recommended to connect to a 32-bit Windows computer with iTunes. There are some cases where users who used a 64-bit Windows machine has found no help. Finally, restore your iPhone through iTunes (please refer to the previous workaround).

If all else failed, and you still end up with a new iPhone that is not turning on, it's time to contact Apple Support or your device carrier for problem escalation and ask for your other options.

New Troubleshooting Page for the Latest Apple iDevices

Welcome to our new troubleshooting page dedicated to all the latest Apple iDevices available in the market. In this page, you will see a list of various issues a user may or might have encountered with their latest iPhones or iPads. Among the latest Apple devices covered in this T/S page include the iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, as well as the iPad Pro variants.

Each of these issues listed contains a link that is targeted to a specific post containing general troubleshooting methods, workarounds, tricks, and other recommendations shared by other new iPhone owners who have experienced the same issues on their new Apple device. It also highlights some applicable standard troubleshooting procedures found in various support pages for iDevices online.

You may consider this as a free reference should you try to fix errors or resolve certain issues you may have with your new iPhone or iPad device all by yourself.

Apple iPhone SE/iPhone 7/iPhone 7 Plus Issues and Fixes

Hardware Issues:

Firmware Issues:

  • cannot update iOS
  • runs very slow
  • apps freezing or unresponsive
  • update process error or always interrupted
  • stuck in bootloop
  • apps keep crashing
  • app won't update or app update halted
  • stuck in safe mode
  • stuck in recovery mode
  • can't enter safe mode
  • can't enter recovery mode
  • can't get past the Apple logo

Network and Connectivity Issues:

  • cannot connect to the Internet
  • can connect but cannot browse webpages
  • intermittent connection 
  • iPhone activation error
  • cannot enable Wi-Fi
  • unable to scan for wireless networks error after 
  • cannot connect to or use mobile data or cellular network

Calling and Texting Issues:

  • cannot make calls or receive calls
  • cannot send SMS or cannot send MMS
  • cannot receive SMS or cannot receive MMS
  • cannot send/receive emails

Other Apps Issues:

  • Facebook Messenger app not working or freezing
  • Apps won’t update or update failed
  • Chrome keeps freezing or crashing
  • Gmail app not loading

Apple iPad mini 2/ iPad mini 4/ iPad Air 2/ iPad Pro Issues and Fixes

Hardware Issues:

  • won't turn on
  • not charging or won't charge
  • screen is not responding
  • battery drains so fast and overheating
  • screen flickering
  • Home button is unresponsive
  • cannot detect SIM card

Firmware Issues:

  • cannot update iOS
  • runs very slow
  • apps freezing or unresponsive
  • update process error or always interrupted
  • stuck in bootloop
  • apps keep crashing
  • app won't update or app update halted
  • stuck in safe mode
  • stuck in recovery mode
  • can't enter safe mode
  • can't enter recovery mode
  • can't get past the Apple logo

Network and Connectivity Issues:

  • cannot connect to the Internet
  • can connect but cannot browse webpages
  • intermittent connection 
  • iPhone activation error
  • cannot enable Wi-Fi
  • unable to scan for wireless networks error after 
  • cannot connect to or use mobile data or cellular network

Calling and Texting Issues:

  • cannot make calls or receive calls
  • cannot send SMS or cannot send MMS
  • cannot receive SMS or cannot receive MMS
  • cannot send/receive emails

Other Apps Issues:

  • Facebook Messenger app not working or freezing
  • Apps won’t update or update failed
  • Chrome keeps freezing or crashing
  • Gmail app not loading
We will do our best to keep this page updated regularly, so as to help those who need such contents. 

Note: Contents of this page are still subject to change.