Monday 17 february 2014 1 17 /02 /Feb /2014 17:12

If you are moving from one iPhone to the next or you you want to backup and transfer your iPhone games to another iOS device such as iPad or iPod Touch, this tutorial is for you.


Here, I demonstrate how to backup and transfer any iPhone game such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush, or Flappy Bird along with game saves to another iOS device.


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Backup iOS games and progress and transfer to another iPhone independent of iTunes


While iTunes can back up your iPhone games, it will not save the game progress. On the other hand, using iCloud to back up the games may not be a solution for you either as iCloud does not restore selected games and scores but restores the whole device to a previous state.


This is where you using an alternative backup and transfer solution such as CopyTrans Apps comes in handy. CopyTrans Apps is a PC program designed to back up and transfer iPhone games and game progress. Download it from here:



1. Run CopyTrans Apps on your PC and connect the iPhone. You’ll see the games appear in the program window



2. Select the games that you want to backup



3. Click on the Backup App button



4. Choose the place on your computer where to backup the games


5. Accept the next prompt by clicking OK



6. The games and game save data are saved to the PC destination of your choice. Each game is saved to a separate dedicated IPA file



You can use these IPA files to transfer the games to another iPhone or iPad. Simply connect the other device and drag and drop the IPA files to the main program window.



Confirm the game installation by clicking Ok.



Now you have the games complete with game scores transferred to your other iOS device and at the same time backed up to your PC.



Use iTunes to backup iPhone games


The easiest and most secure method to backup and transfer apps and games on any iPhone to a new iOS device is to use iTunes.


  1. Run iTunes and connect your iPhone

  2. Click on the iPhone device within iTunes

  3. From the “Summary” tab, click “Back Up Now” under “Manually Back Up and Restore”

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  5. If prompted, click “Back Up Apps” – you must have all iPhone apps backed up to your iTunes library in order for the apps and app data to be restored on your new iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

  6. Disconnect the iPhone from iTunes and connect the iPad or the new iOS device. Click on the new iOS device it appears in iTunes

  7. Click “Restore” under “Manually Back Up and Restore” from the “Summary tab

  8. Select the backup you just made on your iPhone

  9. Wait for iTunes to restore all apps, games app data, game saves, and settings to the new iOS device

  10. Your iPhone games appear on the new iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch in exactly the same way you left them along with game saves. In this case, I give an example of the restored Flappy Bird game with my high-score of 10 transferred from my iPhone to my iPad


Note that iTunes cannot restore game saves for individual games to the new iPhone or iPad. You can use iTunes to install individual games on the iOS device, however, to restore the game saves you need to restore the entire iPhone/iPad from a backup you created of your old iOS device where the game-saves originally exist. Both the old and the new iDevice must be updated to the latest iOS version before you effectuate the transfer.


Backup and restore iPhone games and apps via iCloud


Another quick method to backup and restore iPhone games is via using iCloud. In the process, just as with iTunes, iCloud will restore a snapshot of your entire iOS settings, games, game saves and other apps to the new iPhone or iPad.


  1. Back up the existing iPhone games, apps and settings by navigating to Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back Up Now

  2. On the new iOS device, you need to restore iCloud backup you just made. To do so, on the new device, navigate to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings

  3. This will remove all your settings and files along with apps and music on your new iOS device. From the Setup Assistant which appears after the new iOS device restarts, tap “Restore from a Backup” then sign in to iCloud. Select the backup entry you just made for your iPhone. To find out more about how to restore your new iOS device from iCloud backup, refer to the following apple tutorial:

The iPhone games and game saves have been transferred to the new iOS device along with other apps, app data, settings, messages, contacts, etc.


This is how to backup and transfer games and game saves from old iPhone to new iPhone.

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Friday 17 january 2014 5 17 /01 /Jan /2014 22:53

This quick tutorial will show you how to directly transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone without the need of iTunes. iTunes sync could be risky as it can delete data off the iPhone.


At the same time, transfer of contacts between Outlook and iPhone should be a straight-forward experience without the involvement of iTunes sync.


You would need a small utility which acts as a mediator between Outlook on your PC and the iPhone. Download the PC utility from here:


  1. Download and install the PC program from the above link

  2. Run the program on your computer and connect the iPhone

  3. From the main program window, click on “Import contacts”

  4. Once prompted, click on “Outlook (direct import from Outlook)”

  5. Select your Outlook contacts folder from where to import the contacts and click OK

  6. At this stage, Outlook on your PC might prompt you to grant access. If so, allow for the maximum amount of time and click "Yes"

  7. Select the Outlook contacts you wish to transfer to the iPhone. to select all contacts, simply click on "All contacts" at the top of the list. Click "Import selected contacts from Outlook".

  8. The Outlook contacts are now imported to the iPhone


The Outlook contacts were directly transferred to the iOS Contacts app


YouTube tutorial – Transfer Outlook contacts to iPhone

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Wednesday 25 september 2013 3 25 /09 /Sep /2013 15:58
wifi problems on iphone

If you are like me, you would not have experienced issues with your iPhone WiFi beyond lack of available network to connect to or occasional unavailability of 3G. However, there is much more to iPhone WiFi problems than that.


One of the most common WiFi problems on the iPhone is the WiFi option being greyed out. This means that you cannot connect to the Internet, because your iPhone switch is turned off and is unavailable. This occurs mainly on the iPhone 4S running iOS 6. However, reports of the same problem occurring under iOS 7 are growing. For a complete list of iPhone WiFi connectivity issues and possible solutions, be sure to check the following page: Common iPhone WiFi problems.


Amazingly some users claim that putting the iPhone with greyed out WiFi in the freezer fixes the issue. See the below video for a demonstration of how this works. I have to warn that this might not fix your iPhone WiFi problem.


Other common WiFi problems include:

  • iPhone unable to join WiFi network
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  • iPhone unable to join WiFi network


The below YouTube video shows how to fix an issue with the iPhone's WiFi being greyed out by placing the phone in a freezer:

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Thursday 12 september 2013 4 12 /09 /Sep /2013 15:31

iOS 7 is coming out on September 18th. If you have still not decided whether to upgrade your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 7, you probably have a good reason for that.


Like the difference between Windows 7 and Window 8, you might find yourself overwhelmed by iOS 7’s new look which has completely different from predecessor versions.


To find out more what to consider before upgrading, refer to this detailed article: 3 things to consider before you upgrade to iOS 7


Before upgrading to iOS 7 make sure that you:

  • are ready to adapt to the new look and feel
  • make a full backup of your iDevice (via iTunes, iCloud or third party programs)
  • are ready for decreased battery life (albeit slightly) and any bugs which may be present in the initial version of iOS 7


To find out more about what’s new in iOS 7, have a look at Apple’s official iOS YouTube video:

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Wednesday 7 august 2013 3 07 /08 /Aug /2013 14:22

Ever since the introduction of iOS 6, the iPhone and other iOS devices such as the iPad and iPod Touch have been closely integrated with Facebook. You can easily share webpages, videos, and posts you find online directly with your Facebook friends and it is all native to iOS 6. You can also share photos and videos to your Facebook wall directly from the native Photos application. You can even post your Facebook status via Siri.


One love-it or hate-it feature of the iPhone’s native Facebook integration is the ability to source Facebook-friend data into the iPhone contact list. The problem until recently with bringing in your Facebook friends’ data to your iPhone contacts is the clutter that this brings to your iPhone address book. New contact entries containing little more than Facebook nickname information are created and added to the iPhone Contacts app.



In June, Facebook announced a fix with an update to the Facebook iOS app. Instead of creating extra contact entries without useful contact info, Facebook now only sources data to already existing contacts on the iPhone. All new contact entries created via Facebook contact sync were now automatically removed from the iPhone contacts list.


The fix was met with an even larger confusion by iPhone Facebook users who woke up in the morning realizing that half or more of their previous contact list was gone. In any case, the deleted contact entries were only the ones created by Facebook on your iPhone which contained little to nothing more than the person’s Facebook profile name (nickname).


However, if you would still like to opt out from Facebook’s integration with iPhone’s address book, here is how to delete Facebook friends from iPhone’s contacts list.


1. On the iPhone, navigate to Settings > Facebook



2. Place the Contacts switch from ON to OFF



3. That’s it; you just unlinked Facebook integration from your iPhone address book.

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