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How to transfer iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos

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Apple introduced a new feature that allows you transfer your iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos. The service doesn’t remove any of your photos or videos from iCloud, it simply copies them over to Google Photos.

So if you’re interested in a third-party backup of your items or are planning to make a switch away from iCloud, this could make it easy. Here, we’ll show you how to get the ball rolling to transfer your photos and videos, the limitations you may run into, and a few other things you need to know.

How to use AirDrop to send files on iPhone, iPad and Mac

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If you’re a new iPhone or Mac user, then AirDrop may be completely new to you. This handy service lets you transfer items like photos and files to nearby Apple devices wirelessly. So you can quickly send a photo to your friend or file to your family member.

In order to use AirDrop, you’ll need to make sure you’re within range, using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and that your recipient can receive your item.

To help you out, this tutorial shows you what you need to do and how to use AirDrop on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to transfer contacts from Android to iPhone

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Perhaps you're intrigued by the Face ID feature on iPhone X, or maybe you just want a (PRODUCT)RED iPhone 8. Whatever the reason, you've decided to switch to an iOS device. Now it's time to transfer your contacts from Android to iPhone. Doing so is a simple process, as you can see in this tutorial.

How to change the default AirDrop destination folder on Mac

If you're a big user of the AirDrop feature on iOS and macOS, you probably know that when sending files from a mobile device to your Mac, they're automatically saved to the Downloads folder. Whilst this is a logical place for them to go, it is non-configurable and lumps them in with your Mail attachments and Safari downloads.

This approach is not granular enough for some users, who may wish to designate a specific folder for AirDrop files to be saved to, just as you can for your Safari downloads. Although macOS does not allow this out of the box, it is possible. This guide will show you how to change the save location of files you send via AirDrop to a Mac.

How to easily transfer contacts, photos, and videos from an iPhone to another

Depending on your set up, transferring contacts, photos and videos from your old iPhone to your new one can be pretty simple. You might use iCloud to store all this data, in which case, your contacts and photos/videos will automatically come back once you sign in your new device. Or maybe you back it all up in iTunes, which allows you to sync all that data from your computer to your new iPhone. Maybe you don't do any of that, and if you're looking for a relatively quick and easy way to transfer all this data from one iPhone to another, then read on.

How to transfer your music to a new computer using iTunes Match

iTunes Match is a paid service from Apple that allows you to store all your music in iCloud, regardless of where it originated from. For example, it could be music imported from CDs, downloaded from online music stores, or even music that was downloaded in ways that go against copyright laws. In short, iTunes Match matches or uploads all your music to iCloud so you can stream or download it from any of your Apple devices, including Mac, iPhone, and Apple TV.

With that said, iTunes Match offers an easy way to move your iTunes library to a new computer without having to deal with transferring files from one hard drive to the other. In this post, I will show you how to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer using iTunes Match.

How to transfer contacts from iPhone to computer

How to transfer your iPhone contacts to your computer

There are several ways to transfer iPhone contacts to a computer, but the quickest and easiest way to do that might just be with an app. The concept is simple: use an app to export contacts, then email that list of contacts to yourself, or to whoever you want to share the contacts with. In this post, we'll show you how to use an app we developed called Export Contact to transfer contacts from an iPhone to a computer.

How to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup

We previously wrote a guide on how to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup, but that is limited by the fact that Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage. If you have more than 5 GB of music, apps and other data, and you do not wish to pay for additional iCloud storage, you will have to resort to an iTunes backup. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup.

How to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup

I know quite a few iPhone users that upgrade their smartphone once every few years, often coinciding with the two-year contract they locked into with AT&T or other carriers. For some reason, a lot of these people seem to think that transferring all of their content over to the new iPhone is a daunting task. In reality, the process is actually fairly simple. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to restore an iCloud backup on a new iPhone.

How to transfer SMS and iMessage history between iOS devices

If you're anything like me, you've been waiting for the upcoming release of the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak before you upgraded to the iPhone 5. Upgrading to a new iPhone is exciting, but there are always a kink or two in the process. One of the upgrading issues that always bothers me is the fact that iTunes doesn't make it easy to copy your text message history to a new device; your only option is to restore from a backup, and that doesn't always work.

Unfortunately even third party utilities like iTools.hk or CopyTrans Contacts are currently unable to transfer SMS and iMessage history between devices since iOS 5 and up. I was able to find a manual method, but it requires following the process to the letter. The guide also works with the iPad and iPod touch, but these devices will only display iMessages.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to backup your SMS and iMessages, and we will also show you how to transfer these messages from one device to another...

‘SendAny’ and ‘ReceiveAny’ lets you send and receive any file using iMessage

Remember that little feature we showed you with the OS X Messages beta that let you send files to your iDevice straight from the desktop?

Imagine that, but imagine it about 50 times better. That's what you get with the upcoming jailbreak tweaks entitled SendAny and ReceiveAny — they allow you to send and receive any type of file using iMessage.

Check inside for our full hands-on preview of both tweaks in action...

Movies Rented on The iPhone 4 Can’t Be Transferred Back to iTunes

iLounge reveals a bit of discerning information that took a mysterious amount of time to surface. It turns out that the iPhone 4 shares the same limitations as the iPad and the Apple TV in regards to being unable to transfer rented movies back to your iTunes library.

The ability to move rentals had never been a problem before when renting on previous iPhone models. An excerpt from the iPhone iOS 4 User Guide briefly mentions the limitation on page 99, and it reads as such: