Ankur Thakur

Ankur has been an Apple user for seven years. He uses a MacBook Pro and two iPhones to write articles. At iDB, Ankur focuses on iPhone tips and how-tos. Besides writing about Apple, he likes to watch tech videos, romantic and comedy movies, listen to old songs, and eat pizza and chicken.

FaceTime not working on Mac? 14 solutions to fix it

How to fix FaceTime not working on Mac

In most cases, FaceTime on Mac may not work or suddenly stop working due to wrong settings, temporary problems, or network issues. Once that happens, making video and audio FaceTime calls from your computer becomes impossible.

To fix this issue, here are 14 reliable solutions. Once you follow these, FaceTime not working, activating, or connecting on Mac should be a thing of the past. Have a look.

How to sync music from Mac to iPhone

How to sync music from Mac to iPhone

As a Mac user, chances are the songs you downloaded, ripped from CD, and got from elsewhere are stored on it. If you are wondering how to sync music from Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, here are the multiple ways to do that.

Let us start with the easiest solution, which lets you transfer all or only the selected songs and music playlists from Mac to iPhone. After that, we will look at an effortless wireless solution to sync your entire music library. And the final method involves using a reputed third-party media player app to copy songs and videos from Mac to iPhone or iPad.

Have a look at all the ways and use the one you like the most.

How to get iCloud on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows PC

How to get iCloud on iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Windows PC

iCloud is Apple's solution to store your contacts, reminders, photos, passwords, backups, and more, and seamlessly make them available everywhere. It is built into every modern Apple device. If you have recently bought your first iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you might wonder how to get, set up, and access iCloud.

Let us begin by telling you a bit more about iCloud and its requirements. After that, we will go over the quick steps to enable and use iCloud on Apple and non-Apple platforms.

How to use your friend’s iPhone to find your lost Apple device

How to find your missing iPhone, iPad, Mac, or AirTag using the Find My app on your friend's iPhone

Find My app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and iCloud lets you locate your missing Apple devices, things attached to AirTag, and third-party supported accessories. When you misplace one of your devices, you can use it on your other device or iCloud.com to locate it. But what happens when you own only one Apple device and, for some reason, cannot use iCloud? In these situations, here's how to find your missing, lost, or stolen device using your friend's iPhone or iPad.

So please do not panic. Meet your friend in person as you would need physical access to their iPhone. And follow the steps in this guide.

How to unzoom iPhone and entirely turn this feature off

How to unzoom iPhone Screen

Zoom is an iOS accessibility feature, which, as the name suggests, zooms or enlarges the contents on the screen, making it easier for people with weak eyesight. If you accidentally enabled this option, navigating the iPhone screen may get challenging and tapping the buttons confusing.

But worry not. Here is how to unzoom iPhone or iPad screen and return everything to normal. After that, we will also see how to turn off this feature, so it does not trouble you again in the future.

How to use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., in Files app on iPhone and iPad

How to use Google Drive, Dropbox, etc, in Files app on iPhone and iPad

Apple introduced the Files app in iOS 11, and it has stayed on all subsequent versions, including iOS 15. The Files app is the built-in iPhone file manager to store documents, videos, projects, and just about anything. By default, it lets you save and access files in iCloud Drive and locally On My iPhone.

But you can also easily enable third-party apps and services like Google Drive, Dropbox, One Drive, Box, and more inside the iPhone or iPad Files app. Once that's done, it becomes easy to move data among different locations. Let us show you how to do this.

How to use Slack on iPhone or Mac even when it is down

How to use Slack on iPhone or Mac even when it is down

Slack is down globally for several users due to "connectivity issues related to DNS." The situation is so bad that even its status page, which has one job to show Slack's status, is not loading for many users. However, we have found two quick and easy solutions that have worked for us and may work for you as well.

So, here is how to use Slack on your iPhone, Mac, Android, PC, or in a browser even when Slack is down, unresponsive, and not loading for you.

How to sync your iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

How to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad

When you own multiple iPhones and iPads, you may want to sync them so that they have the same contacts, reminders, photos, videos, files, and apps. Doing this ensures you can pick up any device to make FaceTime calls, check your calendar event, enjoy apps, see pictures, or start a document on the smaller iPhone screen but finish it comfortably on the large iPad.

Thanks to iCloud, you can have all your essentials sync wirelessly on your iPhones and iPads. If you wonder how to do that, here are the easy steps to sync iPhone to another iPhone or iPad.

What is Find My app’s “Notify When Left Behind” and how to use it?

Find My app's Notify When Left Behind

With iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you get time-sensitive left behind notifications if you leave your Apple devices, AirTags, and other Find My-supported accessories accidentally at unknown places. This is possible thanks to the separation alerts you receive after enabling Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app.

It is a helpful, new feature to ensure you do not walk away forgetting your expensive devices and items. Let us show you how to set up and use Notify When Left Behind in the Find My app on iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Plus, if you are annoyed by it at your house or known places, we also have the steps to turn it off for all or selected locations.

How to sync or transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac

Best ways to sync or transfer contacts from iPhone to Mac

Just like your iPhone, your Mac has FaceTime, Messages, and other apps for connecting with family, friends, and colleagues. For a more streamlined experience, you might want to transfer and/or sync your contacts from iPhone to Mac. With mobile numbers and email addresses available on your computer, making video calls or sending iMessages become quick and convenient.

So, let us show you the five ways to sync and import contacts from iPhone to Mac.

How to archive an iPhone backup and why you might want to

iPhone backup archive

When you backup your iPhone using a Mac, it overwrites the previous backup with the new one. Finder or iTunes does this to manage your Mac's storage and ensure only the latest backups with the newest data are saved and old ones are discarded. Overall, this sounds like a great thing, but there is a caveat.

What to do if your iOS 15 update is stuck for a long time?

Fix iOS 15

It is easy to download and install iOS 15 on your iPhone. The process is the same as earlier versions of iOS. However, the iOS 15 update may get stuck in rare circumstances and fail to download, prepare, and install.

If you are in this situation, do not panic. Please follow the solutions below, and we will fix the iPhone stuck on preparing update screen, stuck on verifying update, or stuck for a long time on the downloading screen.