Backup & Restore WhatsApp Messages on iPhone

Ok guys so you have a new iPhone or you want to reset your iPhone and don’t want to lose your WhatsApp messages you will need to do a backup and restore. In this video I will show you how to do a backup and restore via iCloud. Lets get started.

iCloud Login

The first step is to log onto your iCloud account with your Apple ID and turn on a service called iCloud drive. So go into Settings and iCloud. Scroll to the bottom and you should see your WhatsApp toggle switch. If its off turn it on. And then also make sure your iCloud drive button is turned on.

Backup & restore Whatsapp messages.
Use iCloud to backup your messages first.

If you go into your iCloud backup it should be on as well and feel free to turn off anything you don’t need like Book and Shortcuts.

How to Backup & Restore WhatsApp Messages?

Ok we have now turned on iCloud backup for WhatsApp, let go ahead and do a backup of the messages in WhatsApp. Go into WhatsApp and tap the settings tab down the bottom. Next go into Chats and then Chat backup.

Chat Backup
Chat Backup

Under Chat Backup you will have a few options. The first one is auto backup. This allows you to set an auto backup of the chats to iCloud drive. Maybe set this to once a month. The second option is include videos, remember that if you only have 5GB of backup space on your iCloud drive than maybe leave this option turned off. Tap backup now and it should start saving your messages to iCloud Drive. Press backup now and this should start to backup your WhatsApp messages. Make sure you do this when your on WIFI, otherwise it might eat up your cellular data.

Restore Backup

Ok now you have done a Backup. Lets see how you do a restore. So I will delete the WhatsApp app and reinstall it. Enter in your phone number and setup WhatsApp. After you enter your phone number it will ask you if you want to Restore from iCloud. It should then go ahead and download all your chat history messages videos pictures etc.

You can see here it says it has Restored 10 messages. Enter in your display name.

Once this is done you should be able to go in an check your chats. Also guys don’t forget to check out my other video such as unboxing of the Aorus KD25F Gaming Monitor. And do me a favour hit the subscribe button and smash the bell icon.

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Setup XBOX controller on Apple TV, iPad or iPhone + Games

Setup XBOX controller on Apple TV, iPad or iPhone + Games

Setting up the XBOX Controller on Apple TV

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT, in this video we will show you how to Setup XBOX wireless controller on Apple TV, iPad or iPhone.

One of the new features with iOS 13 is that you can pair XBOX controllers with Apple TV, iPad and iPhone. This means you can use the XBOX controller to play games on Apple Arcade as well as iOS supported games.

All right let’s get started its pretty simple on your Apple TV go to Settings > Remotes and Devices.

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Getting started, use the Apple TV remote to setup the Xbox controller.

Scroll down to Bluetooth. And under BlueTooth you will see other devices.

Next up grab your XBOX controller and put it in pairing mode. To do this Press the XBOX button to turn it on. Then press the connect button for 3 seconds or until the XBOX button starts to flash. The XBOX controller should show up under other devices select it with your AppleTV remote. Once you see the Controller Connected popup you should be good to go.

Connect the XBOX to your

Let’s connect the XBOX controller to your iPad or iPhone. Go into Settings > BlueTooth. And just toggle on the BlueTooth switch. Again put your controller in Pairing mode. And tap your controller to connect it.

Awesome lets go test out some games. On Apple TV just go into Apple Arcade and sign in with your Apple ID. Its free for the first month. The game I have played most is one called OceanHorn2. The games on Apple Arcade are pretty basic at the moment so don’t expect to the blown away. But they are ok for a bit of fun. OceanHorn2 is a Adventure Role Play game.

Lets check out some games on the iPad or iPhone. Not all iOS games will work with the XBOX controller. But when you load a game that does it should tell you at the bottom of the screen.

The game I am playing now is called real racing 3. In real racing 3 you can change your views in the car and also look behind you. This iPhone 11 pro does a good job with the sound and games can be quite fun on a bigger iPad screen. If racing is not your thing there is loads of other games like fortnight and actually having a controller will give you some advantage over other mobile players as the controller is much easier to use. Sonic Racing game on Apple TV is also a bit of fun.

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Making the DUALSHOCK 4 work with Apple TV

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT, in this video we will show you how to Setup Dualshock 4 controller on Apple TV, iPad or iPhone.One of the new features with iOS 13 is that you can pair Dualshock 4 controllers with Apple TV, iPad and iPhone. This means you can use the Dualshock 4 controller to play game on Apple Arcade and iOS supported games.

All right let’s get started its pretty simple on your Apple TV go to Settings > Remotes and Devices.

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Use the Apple TV remote to setup DualShock 4 controller.

Scroll down to Bluetooth. And under BlueTooth you will see other devices.

Next up grab your DualShock controller and put it in pairing mode. To do this hold down the PS and sharing buttons for 3 seconds or until the light starts flashing on the top. The DualShock controller should show up under other devices select it with your AppleTV remote. Once you see your Controller Connected popup you should be good to go.

Lets connect the DualShock to your iPad or iPhone. Go into Settings > BlueTooth. And just toggle on the BlueTooth switch. Again put your controller in Pairing mode. And tap your controller to connect it.

Apple TV Games

Awesome lets go test out some games. On Apple TV just go into Apple Arcade and sign in with your Apple ID. Its free for the first month. The game I have played most is one called OceanHorn2. The games on Apple Arcade are pretty basic at the moment so don’t expect to the blown away. But they are ok for a bit of fun. OceanHorn2 is a Adventure Role Play game.

Lets check out some games on the iPad or iPhone. Not all iOS games will work with the DualShock controller. But when you load a game that does it should tell you at the bottom of the screen.

The game I am playing now is called real racing 3. In real racing 3 you can change your views in the car and also look behind you. This iPhone 11 pro does a good job with the sound and games can be quite fun on a bigger iPad screen. If racing is not your thing there is loads of other games like fortnight and actually having a controller will give you some advantage over other mobile players as the controller is much easier to use. Sonic Racing game on Apple TV is also a bit of fun.

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Voice Control the most over looked feature of the iPhone.

Hi Guys and welcome to 123, in this video I will show you how to Turn on Voice Control on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Voice Control allows you to control your iOS devices using just your voice. This is helpful if you have your hand full or have limited mobility.

To turn on voice control go into Settings > Accessibility and Voice control.

Voice Control iPhone
Set Up Voice Control

Next, Tap on Set Up Voice Control. Voice control might need a small download when setting up, but after that, It doesn’t need an internet connection. Tap continue. In addition, it gives you a short list of commands. So we will go through these in a second. First, I want to show you how you can turn Voice Commands off and on using Siri.

Try some Commands

Ok let try some commands. When Voice Control is turned on you will see a blue microphone in the top left of the screen.

If you want to go to the home screen, say Go Home. Swipe Left to swipe left. If you get stuck for commands simply say. If you want to check out control centre, say Open Control Centre.

Awesome if you want to see other commands you can use just say, Show Commands.  Ok lets take some pictures.  Open camera. If you want to know, the names of the settings to use say Show names. In addition, to take a picture just say, Tap Take Picture.

Moreover, if you want to Zoom in just say Show Names to find the Name. Then Tap Zoom. If you want to lock your screen just say Lock Screen.

Some other commands are, Take screen shot.  Turn on Smart invert colours.

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10 iPhone settings that you don’t need. Time to turn them off.

Hi guys and welcome to 123, this video I will show you ten iPhone settings that you should turn off straight away. Ok guys these settings I am about to show you will do two things save battery life and save you mobile data. So let us get started.

iPhone Analytics

  1. The first one you should turn off is iPhone analytics. IPhone Analytics sends data to Apple and could be a privacy issue as well. They use these analytics to see how you use your phone so they can improve their services. It also drains your battery life. So to turn it off go into Settings > Privacy > Analytics. Just toggle the button at the top. If you have an Apple watch, it will also turn off the analytics for your Apple watch. Again, this will give you more battery life on your Apple watch as well.

iCloud Analytics

  1. In addition, while you are in there turn off iCloud analytics, which is the same thing as iPhone Analytics accept for iCloud.
  2. Turn off Improve Siri & Dictation. This setting allows Apple to store and review the Audio from your Siri interactions. For me no thanks I want to keep that private.

Significant Locations

  • Next up turn off Significant Locations. Significant location tracks everywhere you go this also means it uses your GPS everywhere you go. This allows Apple to deliver targeted advertising to your phone.  To turn this off go to Settings > Privacy> Location services > you can toggle it off at the top. Otherwise if you want to see where you have been go to System Services > Significant Locations. You can turn it off in here plus see where you have been and clear history.
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System Services – Turn off services that you are not using.

System Services

  • Turn off everything in System services that are unnecessary. Turn off everything apart from Emergency calls and SOS, find my iPhone and share my location if you use that feature. If suddenly, something does not work come back in here and double check. Otherwise, turn them off. It will save you battery life and data.
  • While you are in there turn off everything in Product improvement. This allows Apple to use your location to improve maps. Just turn it off.

Limit Ad Tracking

  • Next, up you want turn on Limit Ad Tracking. This is one where the naming might be confusing. If you do not have this on then you are being tracked when you go to websites so that advertisers can advertise to you.  Turn this on under Privacy and Advertising. If you want to see information that is being used by Apple, tap the View Ad Information menu. Hit the Reset Advertising Identifier button and then toggle Limit Ad Tracking on.

Email accounts

  • Set your email accounts to fetch instead of Push. What this does is it only goes and gets your email when you open your email to look. Rather than wasting battery, life constantly checking for new email. You can also select how often you want to fetch your mail. Every 15 minutes might be suitable. Just remember the longer you leave this the better your battery life will be.
  • Turn off background app refresh. You can find this under iPhone Settings, General. This allows apps to download data in the background even where you are not using them. Turn these off for anything you are not using.
  • Raise to wake. Turn off save battery life. What this does is when your iPhone screen is blank it turns on when you raise it.

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Forgotten your passcode on your iOS device? This video will help.

Forgotten Passcode on iPad?

Hi guys and welcome to 123, in this video I will show you how to remove the passcode from iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. This is helpful if you have Forgotten Passcode on iPad, iPhone or iPod.

Ok guys so have completely forgotten your passcode and you need to remove it from your device. How painful it can be to have Forgotten Passcode on iPad, iPhone or iPod? Apple recommends two ways to remove your passcode. However, this will erase any data on your iPad, iPhone or iPod so I recommend trying to remember you passcode first. Because If you have backed up your device via iCloud or iTunes then you will be able to restore your data and settings after restoring your device.

Check iCloud first

Alright the first way to remove the passcode is if you have added your iPad, iPhone or iPod to iCloud backup and find my iPhone. Once you are on the iCloud.com page login with your Apple ID.

And then click on find iPhone. Click on All devices at the top and you should see your iPad, iPhone or iPod that you want to restore. If you don’t see your device there then you will have to fast forward the video to the second option of restoring your device.

Forgotten Passcode on iPad
Erase your device with iCloud if you have it added to iCloud.

Here I have my iPhone 11 Pro and I will click Erase iPhone. This will restore your iPad, iPhone or IPod back to factory defaults. But remember that this will also erase any data on the device so be sure you want to do this. Next up enter your Apple ID and password and enter your secret questions. On the Erase iPhone menu click Next and then Done. And you will a message that states your erase has started.

Setup your device as new

Ok go a head now and start setting up your device again from scratch. Your passcode will be gone now. If your get activation lock you can enter your Apple ID or click the remove from account button in iCloud then go back on your device and the activation lock won’t come up once you have removed the account from iCloud. If you cant get past activation lock. You will need to take your device to Apple with proof of purchase. Follow the prompts to setup your iPad, iPhone or iPod. Your Passcode is now gone.

And there you have it you have removed you passcode.

If you haven’t Added your iPad, iPhone or iPod to iCloud then you will need to restore your device via iTunes. So you will need a computer with iTunes.

Recovery Mode

You will need to put your device into recovery mode and here’s how to do it for the different models. So for my iPhone 11 I just hold down the side button and plug it into my computer. Once done correctly you should see the restore screen.

But on your computer you iTunes should come up with a restore option. Click Restore and then Restore and update. Click next on software update.

In the top right hand corner of iTunes you should see the software start to download the new iOS for your iPad, iPhone or iPod. If you are using Mac OS Catalina the process is the same.  Click on Go and then computer.  Find your iPad, iPhone or iPod. Click ok and then hit restore. Again click restore and update. Click Next and Agree and your software will start to download.

Slow Internet?

If you are on a slow internet connection, your device might restart itself and you will have to put it back in Restore mode again. So once the download has finished it will extract and start to restore your iPad, iPhone or iPod.

You should now see a message that your device has been restored. However your device will restart itself and your passcode will be gone. Just go ahead and setup your device again. Congratulations you now have removed your passcode.

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Move your data from old iPhone to your new iPhone.

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. This video will show you how to transfer data from your old Phone to your new Phone.

Start the Transfer – Old iPhone to New iPhone

If you have a new Phone you can transfer data by turning it on and placing it beside your old Phone. You should see the Quick Start screen appear on your old Phone.
On your old Phone make sure you are logged in with your Apple ID and check that your iOS is 11 or later.
Next you should see an animation appear on your new Phone scan it with the rear camera on your old iPhone.
If you get prompted for a passcode enter your old iPhone passcode on your new Phone.
I didn’t have a passcode on my old Phone so its gone into the activate step.

Old iPhone to New iPhone
Quick Transfer window.

Also If you didn’t get the Quick Start screen try restarting your old Phone and make sure you have the WIFI turned on.

Follow the steps to setup Face ID or Touch ID on your new Phone. I am going to set mine up later.
Awesome you have made it this far! Hit continue to Start the transfer between your iPhones. This will take a while so now is a good time to plug your iPhones into power.

Logon to your Apple ID account

Next up enter you Apple ID password.
Agree to the terms and conditions. And then follow the next few setup prompts.
Awesome your iPhones are starting to transfer data. Depending on how much data you have this could take some time.

Your Phone will restart and you should see the Restore completed message. Hit continue. Again follow the prompts to setup your new Phone.

Ok you should be all done now. check your new Phone and make sure all your data is there. I am going to check that my pictures have copied across.

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Transfer data Android to iPhone 2019

Transfer data Android to iPhone 2019

Hi Guys and welcome to 123, in this video we will show you how to Transfer data from Android to iPhone in 2019.

Android to iPhone 2019 – What can you transfer?

This video will help you transfer Contacts, Message history, Camera photos and videos, Web Bookmarks, Mail Accounts, Calendars and Free apps.
The first step is to reset your iPhone, if you don’t want to reset your iPhone then you will have to Transfer the data manually. I plan to do some videos on this method so hit subscribe.

Ok you can go into Settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase content and settings. Next tap Erase iPhone.
Once your iPhone has reset itself just follow the prompts and start setting it up.

Connect to your WIFI

Next up connect to your WIFI. Make sure that your Anrdoid device is connected to the same WIFI.
Continue setting up your iPhone until you get to the apps and DATA screen.

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Apps & data screen.


Tap move data from Android.
Before you hit continue Go to your Android phone and download the Move to iOS app from the Google Play store.

Tap continue on your iPhone and Continue on your Anrdoid device. Agree and hit next. On your Android device type in the code that you see on your iPhone.
Your devices should now connect and move to a Transfer data screen. If you get the error message Could not communicate with the device. I have already done a video on how to fix this and I will put a link in the top of the video now.

Select the data you want to Transfer

Alright good job you are on the Trasnfer data screen just deselect anything you dont want to transfer and press next.
Cool all your data is transfered now, tap continue setting up iPhone.
Go ahead and setup your iPhone.

Awesome the last step here is to install your free apps. To do this you will need your Apple id. Just tap use exsisting Apple ID and your iPhone will download all the free apps for you.

If you swipe across you should see all your apps start to appear.
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