iTunes: Apple Mobile Device Service error, fix

If your iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod)  isn’t recognized in iTunes on a Mac or PC, you may see this error message: “This  iPhone (or iPad etc) cannot be used because the Apple Mobile Device Service is not started.” Fix: The first thing you may do is to restart the Apple Mobile Device Service (AMDS). […]

How to sync your iPhone / iPad over Wi-Fi

This article explains how to sync your data on your iOS device (i.e. iPod touch, iPad and iPhone) with iTunes on your computer (Windows or Mac) using Wi-Fi.  This way is more practical (than using USB), it is possible to sync wirelessly as a USB connection is no longer needed to sync your iPhone, iPad, or iPod […]

Using iOS (iPhone, iPad and iPod) recovery mode to fix your problems

In same cases, your iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) may automatically go into recovery mode after an update / restore issue. You may also place your device into recovery mode to fix your update or restore issues. Please note that recovery mode is different than DFU mode.  In Recovery Mode, you can only upgrade or restore. How to […]

How to archive iOS backups

iTunes can back up your data on your iOS devices; iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. By default, iTunes only keeps one  backup per iOS device. This is an incremental backup meaning only data that has changed is backed up. This mean that when you sync your device “again”, the backup file will be overwritten by the new content, and […]

Voice memos not showing up in iTunes, fix

iPhone has a built-in voice memos app. With this app, you can store voice memos on your iPhone and transfer them to your computer. iTunes will transfer voice memos once you enable that setting. Several users have reported that some voice memos are not showing up in iTunes when they connect their iPhones. If you are having […]

iPhone not activating; “we’re sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time.” error fix

Several users have reported they were unable to active their iPhones after a restore or update process (e.g.”Erase All Content and Settings”). They further reported they received this error: “We’re sorry, we are unable to continue with your activation at this time”.  If you are having this problem, please try the following tip to resolve your iPhone […]