Category Archives: iOS 11

How to use Live Photo Effects on iPhone X/8/8 Plus with iOS 11

2 Years ago, Apple published Live photos with iOS 9. Live Photo is a kind of photo that will become alive when you touch them, it records what happens 1.5 seconds before and after you take a picture. More than a gif, you can get both the movement and voice with live photo, what you need to do is just set the camera to live mode, then take a photo like usual.

1.     How to take Live Photos on iPhone X/8/8 Plus?

Just tap the Camera app on your iPhone, switch to photo mode, then tap on the top middle circle icon, it will show you Live and the icon becomes yellow, now take a photo, you will see a “Live” icon on the top left, this means a Live Photo.


2.     How to see my photos come to live?

Open a live photo in your camera roll, firmly press on the screen and held, you will see the photo come to life.

3.     3 Ways to add interesting effects to live photos.

In a live photo, sweep up from the bottom screen, you will see 3 additional effects options. Here you can choose which one that will makes your photo most interesting and funny.

A. The Loop animation could find two similarity frame in your photo, then played then in a continuous loop. It will be greatly impressive when you take some sports scenes like this one.

live-photo-loop animation

B. The Bounce animation will make your live photo rock back and forth, you can watch your live photo as it happened, then instantly in reverse.

You can see how basketball gets back to sportsman’s hands and a crash bottle came to the original status.


C. The Long Exposure animation could capture the elements of time and movement. This kind of pictures usually be possible with a DSLR camera, but now you can take great photos with iPhone. Such as Fireworks become bright streaks across the night sky, a waterfall, a magical blur and etc.

Live-Photo-Long Exposure

Now, start your imagination and create more inspiring photos!

1 Click to Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s

iOS 11 Was pushed to all users this month, Apple added many new features in iOS 11, such as new control center where you can use force touch to enable or disable switch. The built-in screen recording feature, newly designed App Store. Everything improves iOS 11 experiences and makes it more attractive. Here I’d like to show you how to upgrade iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad/iPod.


Please make sure you’re using a 64-bit iOS device, otherwise, iOS 11 will no longer support to installing on a 32-bit device. Here is a screenshot shows you the available device model.


Option 1: Update iOS 11 on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/5s

Step 1: On your iDevice, navigate to Settings – General – Software Update, now your device will automatically check the new iOS update. If not, you can also pull down the screen to check iOS 11 update manually.


Step 2: Once you see iOS is available, tap on “Download and Install” to download the firmware.

Step 3: Wait for the download completed, now you can tap “Install” to install iOS 11 on your iPhone. The iDevice will restart after the upgrade completed.

You can also use a free iOS update tool to update iOS 11 if you have no good wireless connection or failed to upgrade iOS 11 on iPhone.

Option 2: Upgrade iOS 11 on iPhone/iPad/iPod

Step 1: Download iAnyGo and install it to your PC/Mac.


Step 2: Launch iAnyGo and connect your iPhone/iPad/iPod to PC/Mac via USB cable. Click on the left button “One-click to downgrade iOS”, iAnyGo will help you check the available iOS for your device. Now you can see iOS 11 here. Click “Download” to download iOS 11 firmware that will work for your device into your computer.


Steps 3: Once the download completed, iAnyGo will check the firmware with your device, after that, you can click “Upgrade” to start the iOS 11 update process.

Tips: Some people may worry about loss data while iOS upgrade, please take it easy with iAnyGo, it will help you back up iPhone/iPad/iPod before upgrade. If there are any problems during the upgrade, you can also restore iPhone with backup files.


Step 4: Wait for iOS 11 upgrade process completed, now you can enjoy it!


How to Fix iTunes Error 9/4005/4013/4014 when Restore/Update iPhone

“The iPhone could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (4013).”


Have you ever been stuck with this kind of iTunes error message now? Is that emergency for you to update or restore your iPhone/iPad? 

Many Apple users may see iTunes errors while iOS restore, they can also find many solutions in Apple official help documents, but most Apple suggested are restart iPhone or enter recovery mode and restore iPhone with iTunes. Things are not always so easy…Here just follow me to how to solve “The iPhone could not be restored” errors.


Solution 1: Restore/Update iOS with Other Methods – iTunes works OK but you just failed to restore/update iOS.

iTunes cannot restore iPhone with 100% success rate, under this circumstance, you can try some iTunes alternative tool to restore (or so called update) iPhone, here I take a light tool – ReiBoot as example. With ReiBoot, your data remains safe in iPhone.

Step 1: Download ReiBoot and install it on your PC/Mac;

Step 2: Connect iPhone to PC/Mac with USB cable and launch ReiBoot;

reibootStep 3: Click on “Fix All iOS Stuck” and choose “Fix Now”, click “Download” button, ReiBoot will automatically download the latest iOS public firmware.

fix-iOS-problemsStep 4: Follow the steps to proceed the iOS restore progress, the iPhone will be restore to newest iOS.


Step 5: The whole progress may cost 5 to 10 minutes, include uncompressing firmware and install iOS into iPhone. After that, you can successfully restore iPhone.


Solution 2: Fix iTunes then Try Again

If iTunes performs abnormal other functions cannot be use, you can try to repair iTunes with a freeware TunesCare. Just follow me to fix iTunes error 9, 4005, 4013, or 4014 within clicks.

Step 1: Download TunesCare and install it on PC or Mac

Step 2: Launch TunesCare and click on the Only button “Fix All iTunes Issues”.


Step 3: TunesCare will help you repair iTunes library files and reinstall some iTunes msi installation packages. The whole progress will be completed within 3 to 5 minutes.


Now you can try to restore iPhone again with iTunes.


Easiest Way to Install iOS 11 Beta on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/SE/5s


Apple released iOS 11 Beta on June 5Th, the iOS 11 bring us more new features such as new control center, redesigned app drawer and apple pay on iMessage and new app store.

Here you can follow me to update to iOS 11 Beta on iPhone 7 with out PC/Mac, this guide also works for iPhone 7 Plus/6 Plus/6/SE/5s. Designed for 64 bit framework, iOS 11 will not work on iPhone 5 and earlier devices.

NOTE: The beta version of iOS 11 may not stable, before update, please ensure that you have backup you iPhone. Thus you can get back to previous iOS if you have any problems with iOS 11.


1. Download and install iOS 11 Beta Configuration Profile.

Open iOS 11 Configuration Profile link in Safari and it will download the profile and open in settings. Click “Allow” then follow the steps to install confirmation profile. Now your iPhone will restart.


Tips: The first restart brings black screen on my iPhone 7, even cannot power off. Here I use a freeware – ReiBoot to enter and exit recovery mode to fix it.

You can download ReiBoot before you do the upgrade in case any unexpected problems, ReiBoot also could also downgrade your iPhone to iOS 10.3.2 with clicks, very easy and convenient.

2. Check for Apple Update

Open settings on iPhone, navigate to General – Software Update, you will see the iOS 11 Beta available. Click on “Download and install” to down iOS 11 system file, now you can handing everything to apple.


3. Install Update

After the iOS 11 system file downloaded, you will be able to install the iOS 11. The whole process will be last more than 30 minutes, please wait patiently and you can enjoy iOS 11.


Now enjoy iOS 11 Beta! Though there remains many bugs in iOS 11, take my iPhone 7 as example, the bluetooth cannot disable and the notification enter remain black. If you need to downgrade to iOS 10.3.2, just download the freeware ReiBoot and it will automatically help you do the job.