If you have a Google account (which you do if you have a gmail account), you also have access to 15 GB of free cloud storage via Google Drive. Google Drive has an iOS app that you can use to backup your photos, contacts, calendar and other files. It is basically Google's version of iCloud, but you start with 15 free GB instead of 5. Here's how to set it up and use it on your iPhone or iPad:
While most iPhone owners use iCloud to store photos, contacts, music and other files, many may be unaware that some wireless providers offer cloud storage options as well, with some offering far more than iCloud's 5 free GB. AT&T, for example, offers a whopping 50GB of cloud storage for free through its AT&T Locker app. Locker is available to all AT&T wireless customers for free, here's how to set it up:
Most iPhone users are aware that they can employ different language keyboards for use with messaging, but less know that iOS 10 allows the keyboard to use multiple languages simultaneously. This comes in handy if you often communicate in more than one language, as the auto-correct won't try to correct words and phrases of the additional language(s) and predictive text will include words from it as well. Here's how to set it up:
Whenever you sell, donate, return to your employer or otherwise decommission an old Mac, it is of utmost importance to clean your private data from it. If you have set up your Messages app it would be wise to delete your Apple ID account from it rather than simply logging out of it. Unfortunately (and amazingly) this is frustratingly difficult to do - you can't just highlight the account and delete it for some odd reason. There is, however, a roundabout way to get the job done; here's how to do it:
Mac users may have noticed there is no built-in way to change where iTunes writes backup information. This means every time an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is backed up to the computer using iTunes, it automatically uses the local drive. Rest assured, it is possible to tell iTunes to put backups on an external drive. Once the steps below are implemented, all iOS backup data will be saved to the new location.