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How to restore your deleted Instagram posts and stories

Confirm Restore Recently Deleted Instagram Post

With social media, there are times when we post something, change our minds, and delete the post. But have you ever done this and then changed your mind again, wishing you could put the post back?

Instagram gives you a way to see and restore your deleted posts and stories. You have 30 days from the time you delete the item to restore it. After that, it’s gone for good.

So if you want to restore a post or story on Instagram and time hasn’t run out yet, here’s how to do it.

How to fix duplicate iCloud contacts after updating to macOS Big Sur

Apple's promotional image for the macOS Big Sur software update for Mac computers

If you’ve recently updated your Mac to macOS Big Sur, you may have noticed an issue with your contacts. Have all of your Contacts suddenly been duplicated since the upgrade? If so, you’re not alone.

You can certainly go through the process of removing the duplicates, as some have suggested in the Apple Community forum. But there is another suggestion, used by our own Sebastien Page, that is the quickest and easiest way to go.

Basically, you’ll restore your Contacts to the last backup in iCloud, here’s how.

How to view and recover previous versions of images and PDFs in Preview

Preview Browse Previous Versions on Mac

As you probably know, Preview on Mac automatically saves changes you make to an image or PDF file. While most times this is benefit, it can also be a detriment. You can create a duplicate before you start working on the file, but if you forget, then you’ve just changed the original. And this isn’t always what you want.

At the same time, you may make several changes that you decide you don’t want to use after all. But again, you’ve changed and saved the file already.

Here, we’ll show you how to view and recover previous versions of PDFs and images in Preview. This allows you to go back and grab an earlier version to use or copy.

Inferius permits creating & restoring from custom IPSWs via checkm8 exploit

inferious tweet

Upon refreshing the /r/jailbreak subreddit Wednesday evening, many jailbreakers were pleasantly surprised to learn about the release of a novel jailbreak-centric utility dubbed Inferius by @marijuanARM.

After a quick scan of the release notes on the project’s official GitHub page, it becomes apparent that Inferius was created to aid users in the process of creating and restoring from custom IPSW files. Quite the attention-grabbing feat indeed, but you’ll definitely want to read more about Inferius before you start jumping right in.

How to remove the unc0ver jailbreak without restoring your iPhone or iPad

If your handset is jailbroken with unc0ver and you’ve either decided that you revert to a vanilla version of iOS or that you want to start over with a different jailbreak tool, it’s important to know that the unc0ver jailbreak incorporates a mechanism for rolling your handset back to a pre-jailbroken state.

In this step-by-step tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to remove the unc0ver jailbreak and all of its components from your iPhone or iPad. This process is recommended over totally restoring your handset because it will preserve your valuable personal data and ensure that your device can still be jailbroken in the future if you happen to change your mind.

How to remove the checkra1n jailbreak without restoring your iPhone or iPad

Whether you’ve jailbroken with the checkra1n tool and fancy reverting back to a vanilla version of iOS or you merely want to uninstall checkra1n to try a different jailbreak tool, the checkra1n jailbreak includes a convenient built-in utility for removing the jailbreak with just a few simple taps.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to remove the checkra1n jailbreak without completely restoring your iPhone or iPad. This method is traditionally recommended over a full-blown device restore because it doesn’t erase your data and it preserves your version of iOS. The latter is especially useful if you’re removing checkra1n to try another jailbreak since other jailbreaks can be picky about the versions of iOS they support.

How to view and restore previous document versions in Pages, Numbers and Keynote on iPhone & iPad

Numbers Version History iPhone Screen

Numbers Version History iPhone Screen

When you use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, you save the document you’re working on every so often. And if you have iCloud Drive turned on, versions of your documents are saved periodically as you work on them.

So if you make tons of changes and decide that you want to revert to a previous version, you can restore a previous document.

We’ve already shown you how to do this on Mac. This tutorial shows you how to view and restore previous document versions in Pages, Numbers, and Keynote on iPhone and iPad.

How to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

Manage Devices in Finder Mac

If you’ve updated your Mac to macOS Catalina, then you’ll notice a specific app missing; iTunes. You’ve probably heard that iTunes was going away, but now that it’s truly gone, you’ll have to manage your devices differently.

You might have used iTunes to back up or restore your iPhone, sync specific items with your iPad, or simply manage your devices.

The bad news is that you can’t use iTunes on Mac to do this anymore. But the good news is that there is another way and it’s super easy.

Here’s how to use Finder instead of iTunes on Mac to manage your devices.

The new AnyTrans 8 helps you make a smooth transition to iPhone 11 [sponsor]

AnyTrans on iMac

AnyTrans on iMac

Whether you’re ramping up for your first iPhone or upgrading to the iPhone 11, you need a simple way to make a seamless transition. You might want to migrate your data from Android, create a backup of your current iPhone for an easy move, or even erase data from a phone you’re getting rid of.

Whatever the case may be, one tool can take care of all of these tasks and more. AnyTrans is an intuitive iPhone manager that lets you transfer, back up, and manage the content on your device, all in one spot.

We have covered AnyTrans in the past for backups and transfers as well as AnyTrans for Cloud to manage files. But now, we have a brand new AnyTrans to introduce to you, AnyTrans 8. This latest version of AnyTrans gives you new features and enhancements that make managing your iPhone content easier than ever.

Succession: An upcoming Cydia Eraser alternative for iOS 10.0+

Veteran jailbreakers are likely familiar with a handy utility called Cydia Eraser, which Saurik released several years ago to help jailbreakers ‘un-jailbreak’ their pwned handsets without restoring and updating their firmware via iTunes. Saurik’s busy life has prevented him from updating Cydia Eraser for modern versions of iOS, but it now looks like there could be a light at the end of the tunnel.

iOS developer Sam Gardner, perhaps better known to the community as Samg_is_a_ninja, took to /r/jailbreak this weekend to tease a spectacular project that he has been working on for nearly a year and a half, and he calls it Succession.

Apple stops signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3, halting downgrades to a jailbreakable firmware

In an unfortunate turn of events this week, Apple appears to have stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 for most or all iOS devices. Before last night, this was the last jailbreakable firmware that could still be downgraded to via iTunes since Apple closed the signing window for the official iOS 12.1.1-12.1.2 releases exactly one month ago.

Hacker an unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd confirmed the unsigning status via Twitter in the wee hours of the night, shortly following up with reports saying that it was still being signed by Apple for certain devices. As expected, a couple of high-profile individuals such as rootlessJB 3.0 developer Jake James and OsirisJailbreak12 creator GeoSn0w confirmed that the firmware wasn’t being signed for their devices: