The price of flagship smartphones has skyrocketed in 2017... but are these increases in prices justified?

Are phones getting too expensive? I’d argue, yes.

Do you need a flagship phone for your daily driver? I’d argue in the negative – no, you really don’t; there are many, many awesome phones out there and a lot of them can be acquired for less than $400/£300

Should you get the latest iPhone every year? Probably not.

But people do – millions of them, each and every year. Apple, Samsung, Google and whoever else you care to name have ALL increased the price of their flagship offerings in 2017.

Apple is expected to unveil the first $1000+ phone later on this year in the form of the iPhone 8.

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, which are both fine, fine handsets, arguably the best Android phones available right now, retail for just shy of $1000 unlocked.

Back in the day, the Samsung Galaxy S4 retailed for £589.95 in the UK.

This is a dramatically lower figure. So what’s changed? Samsung’s upped its game, of course, improving the specs, hardware and design of its phones. But to the tune of over 300/400 quid? Not a chance.

Each Galaxy S8 handset costs Samsung $307 (or £240) to build, meaning the company is making a very tidy profit margin – around $45 more than it cost to make the Galaxy S7.

Apple’s even worse: its iPhone 7 costs $224.80 to make and it sells them for $649 (and that’s for the base model).

Costs will have increased with 2017’s iPhone 8, which is now scaling up, but Apple will still be making the same HUGE profit margin on each phone, as all it has to do is increase the price per unit accordingly.

Hence the $1000+ iPhone 8.


Which brings me back to my original point: Paying $1000 For A Phone Is Kinda Stupid When You Think About It.

First, $1000 is A LOT of money. Second, are you getting THAT much value from your phone, or could you get just as much using a lower-cost model? Third, why are you buying this $1000 over a $600 or even $500 phone like the OnePlus 3T, which is just as good and has similar specs/performance.

Seriously: why are you (and millions of other people) limbering up to pay $1000+ for a new phone in 2017? Couldn’t that money be used elsewhere?

There are a myriad of cheaper options out there. Some, like the OnePlus 3T are actually better – I’d take that handset over a new iPhone any day of the week.

Don’t believe me? Check out this guide to the best, brilliant-yet-affordable Android phones I put together. All the handsets on this list are superb, so be sure to check them out.

But What If You Like The iPhone?

You mean: what if I have expensive tastes? Simple: get an iPhone – but don’t buy the latest and greatest; go for last year’s model and you will save a fortune (even more so if you buy reconditioned).

Apple supports its iPhones for A LONG TIME, meaning those running an iPhone 6 will still probably get at least another two solid year’s worth of updates from Apple before it is consigned to the rubbish heap.

Moral of the story? If you’re looking to save money, don’t by a new iPhone – buy it reconditioned from somewhere like Gazelle. The phone will look new, get software updates for years to come, and cost you A LOT less than a brand new one.

Once you’ve done this you’re free to shop around for the best data and minutes packages on the web.

Android’s a little different, in that ALL Android phone makers are terrible at supporting their handsets with consistent, timely updates. Case in point: some Galaxy S7 models are ONLY just receiving Android Nougat, an update that came out almost 12 months ago.

This is a big downside. You can get around it by rooting your Android phone, though this isn’t something everybody is comfortable doing.

Still, with Android you have WAY more options when it comes to getting your hands on cheaper phones that are very impressive. The OnePlus 3T is my ultra recommendation, followed by the Google Nexus 6P if you can find one. Beyond this you have the Xiaomi MI5 and handsets like the one’s listed here.


If you’re looking to save some bucks in 2017, you might want to check out some of the phones I’ve mentioned above. They’re all superb and, best of all, retail for WAY LESS than $1000.

Source : This article was published knowyourmobile.com By Richard Goodwin

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Back in February, we learned from a security researcher that various iOS apps can secretly leak login data and other personal information to hackers that know how iOS works, and how to take advantage of various flaws. Three months later, it looks like many of these apps, including mobile banking applications, have not been fixed.

Sudo Security Group Will Strafach explained that no less than 76 apps were susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks, including banking and medical apps. Hackers could fool these apps into leaking a user’s login details, without the user knowing.


You’d think app developers would go ahead and fix their apps following the notice. It turns out some of them have done so, including HipChat and Foxit. But ZDNet reports that many others haven’t taken action.


The majority of the apps that can leak user data will still expose login info have not been fixed, including banking apps Emirates NBD, 21st Century Insurance, Think Mutual Bank, and Space Coast Credit Union, to name just a few.


Other apps including private web browser Dolphin Web Browser, blood glucose level Diabetes in Check, and an app that allows Indiana residents to vote are still affected by the hack.

There’s no indication anyone is abusing this iOS security flaw, but that’s not a good excuse for any app developer not to fix the issues. If you still have to use any of this apps, Strafach advises to avoid Wi-Fi networks and use your cellular plan instead.

Source: This article was published on bgr.com 

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Much like old humans, old iPhones have a tough time holding their juice -- and part of the reason why is how you charge them. "Charging my phone is a breeze," you say. "What could possibly go wrong?" you say. As it turns out, some of our seemingly harmless habits are doing slow, silent, deadly damage to those precious lithium-ion batteries.

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So many people have iPhones these days, but precious few people actually know about all of the useful features hiding inside iOS. That’s why we regularly publish articles covering iPhone and iPad features that aren’t well-known — like this post on 25 hidden iPhone features that are really, truly hidden. By bringing these features to light, we help iOS device users get the most out of their smartphones and tablets, and we get emails all the time from people thanking us for helping them learn something new.

Unfortunately, today we’re going to focus on a bunch of great features that aren’t hiding in your iPhone or iPad.

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately with Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge. In fact, I recently tried to switch to Samsung’s latest flagship phablet from my iPhone 6s, and I really wish I could have. As far as smartphone design and hardware goes, the Galaxy S7 line outshines Apple’s iPhones and everything else out there right now. Add in a class-leading display and the best smartphone camera the world has ever seen, and you can see why I tried my best to make the jump.

But alas, iOS is just too good. I summed it up in an earlier post covering 8 reasons I still can’t leave the iPhone and switch to Android.

I still carry the Galaxy S7 edge with me quite often though — I just can’t seem to leave it behind. And while I’ve been spending so much time with the phone, I’ve discovered a number of terrific lesser-known features.

Here are some of my favorites that I wish were also hiding in my iPhone:

Rearrange/replace shortcuts in settings pane: Apple’s iOS devices have a Control Center that can be accessed by swiping up, and it provides shortcuts to a bunch of features and settings. It’s a nifty tool that I use all the time, but why can’t I customize it? I rarely use the calculator and timer on my phone, for example, so those slots could point to things I actually do use.

On the Galaxy S7, users can swipe down from the top of the phone twice to access a settings pane with far more shortcuts, and then tap the edit button to rearrange them so that the most used items are listed first.

Two power-saving modes: Apple’s iPhone is best-in-class in a lot of ways, but battery life definitely isn’t one of them. There is finally a power saving mode now in iOS, but it doesn’t really do all that much in practice. Meanwhile on the Galaxy S7, there’s a standard power saving mode and an “ultra” power saving mode that cuts all non-essential functions and lets hour phone last for hours on just a charge of just a few percent.

Screen recording: Apple’s iPhone lets you take a still screenshot, but I can’t tell you how much easier my life would be if I could record videos of my screen to help friends and family members with their iPhone problems. On the Galaxy S7, you just go to Settings > Advanced features > Games > Game Tools to enable the feature, and then a single tap on a floating button lets you record a video of your screen.

Reminder notifications: My most important notifications appear on my Mac in addition to my iPhone, but there are some notifications from third-party apps that don’t. Sometimes I see something but I’m busy at work so I forget to come back to it. On the Galaxy S7 you can go to Settings > Accessibility > Notification reminder and set an interval so the phone will remind you of unread notifications.

One-handed operation: This is a huge one for me — probably the biggest.

I really don’t like how small the display is on my iPhone 6s, but I can’t switch to the iPhone 6s Plus. It’s just too gigantic to use comfortably with one hand. Reachability (double-touch on the home button) helps you reach things at the top of the screen momentarily, but it obviously does nothing to make typing with one hand easier.


On the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, you can go to Settings > Advanced Features and enable the “one-handed operation” feature. Once enabled, a triple-tap on the home button will shrink the entire screen and place it in the bottom left or right corner of the display like this:


It seems odd at first, but I find myself using it all the time. The feature makes one-handed use not just possible, but actually comfortable.

This article was published in bgr.com by Zach Epstein

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Samsung's latest phone, the Galaxy S8, is packed with a lot of thoughtful features that you won't find on the iPhone.

While the iPhone still has a slight edge over the Galaxy S8, there are plenty of things that set it apart from its biggest rival.

Here are the most important Galaxy S8 features you won't get from the iPhone.

1. There's an iris scanner that can be used to unlock the phone and access secure folders.

1. There's an iris scanner that can be used to unlock the phone and access secure folders.
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Samsung says it's more secure than a fingerprint sensor. The iPhone only has a fingerprint sensor.


2. More screen. The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen.

2. More screen. The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen.
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Compare that to the iPhone: The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.


3. You can charge the Galaxy S8 with a wireless charging pad. There's also fast charging, which charges the S8 faster than normal.

3. You can charge the Galaxy S8 with a wireless charging pad. There's also fast charging, which charges the S8 faster than normal.
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The iPhone does not have wireless charging. There's also no fast-charging option.


4. You can plug in standard headphones thanks to the headphone jack.

4. You can plug in standard headphones thanks to the headphone jack.
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Apple famously removed the standard headphone jack on the iPhone 7. You have to use a dongle if you want to plug in your regular wired headphones.


5. Samsung Pay can make payments on standard magnetic credit card readers.

5. Samsung Pay can make payments on standard magnetic credit card readers.
This is an older Samsung phone using Samsung Pay, but it works the same on the Galaxy S8.Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider

You don't need a special NFC pad like you do with Apple Pay.

6. The Galaxy S8 comes with its own virtual reality software, powered by Facebook's Oculus.

6. The Galaxy S8 comes with its own virtual reality software, powered by Facebook's Oculus.
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The iPhone can work with some VR headsets like Google Cardboard, but it doesn't natively support VR and content is extremely limited.

7. The S8 has a heart rate sensor on the back.

7. The S8 has a heart rate sensor on the back.
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Get your pulse on the go! You'll have to buy an Apple Watch or another accessory if you want to measure your pulse using the iPhone.

8. You can attach the Galaxy S8 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse with a special dock and run a desktop version of the smartphone's operating system on a normal computer.

8. You can attach the Galaxy S8 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse with a special dock and run a desktop version of the smartphone's operating system on a normal computer.
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While features like this haven't been proven, it could appeal to enterprises. You can only mirror your iPhone screen on an external display.

10. Samsung's Galaxy S8 screen is more power-efficient and produces better colors.

10. Samsung's Galaxy S8 screen is more power-efficient and produces better colors.
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That's because Samsung uses a screen technology called OLED. The iPhone still uses LCD, which doesn't look as good as OLED.

Even More..

This article was published on businessinsider.com

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Take the utmost advantage of these best productivity apps for iPhone and iPad apps to increase your output and accomplish your goal.

These Smartphones have really changed the way we manage our lives. And these to-do apps and task managers have really made things much more different from what it would have been had there been no smartphones at all.

There are tons of productivity apps for the iPhone (or the iOS ecosystem generally). The range of diversity that developers have exercised in designing and developing their productivity apps is amazing.


Primarily based on quality and the ability to significantly increase output, these are the best productivity apps for iPhone and iPad. Let's jump over to explore them all!

Best iPhone and iPad Productivity Apps

#1. Google Docs

Google Docs iPhone and iPad App Icon“Google Docs” is one of the finest document creation apps. You can easily create, edit and manage documents on your iOS device. It also allows you to collaborate with others on the document.

You will add comments to your documents to easily remember important points. The app allows you to respond to comments with ease. You will be able to open, edit and save your Word documents. It supports a number of languages like Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, etc. More importantly, it works even offline to ensure your work doesn’t have any interruption.

#2. Fantastical 2

Fantastical 2 iPhone and iPad App Icon“Fantastical 2” has been a top calendar app for iOS. With various highly user-friendly features like natural language parsing, reminders, a beautiful week view available, you will be able to effortlessly keep an eye on the upcoming event and remain alerted to about essential things.


The main list shows all of your dated reminders and events. You can set the date, times, and even geofences for any event. You will have just to tap and hold on any event to move, duplicate or share it. The calendar app supports six languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish.

#3. Spark

Spark iPhone and iPad App IconSpark is easily the most feature-rich and best mail app for iOS. With this app, you can instantly go through your inbox and manage emails conveniently. The smart inbox quickly finds out if any email, newsletter or notification is personal and groups them so that you can glance through them with ease.

As the app is fully customizable, you can fine tune it to bolster your productivity. While composing an email, you will easily access most used signatures and select the right option. It allows you to save attachments to iCloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Readability, Pocket, Evernote and OneNote.

#4. Wunderlist

Wunderlist iPhone and iPad App IconWunderlist is an excellent to-do list and task manager app. You can add, organize and schedule your to-dos. The app lets you set due dates and reminders to ensure you are always up to the task and never forget to carry out important things.


The Today widget will help you keep track of your tasks with optimum ease. You will use notes, files and comments to easily remember essential things. Save web pages or your favorite articles to read later.

#5. Simplenote

Simplenote iPhone and iPad App IconSimplenote makes note taking incredibly easy. With this app, you will be able to capture ideas and make lists fast and efficiently. Use tags and pins to keep all of your important notes organized. The clean interface and easy-to-use features make it more convenience to play. You can sync your files to access them via all of your devices.

#6. Planner Pro

Planner Pro iPhone and iPad App IconPlanner Pro is a fine task manager. Combining tasks, notes, and events at one place, the app allows you to handle them comfortably. You can add, edit and delete events. If you want to have more privacy, hide your calendars.

You will add sub-tasks with projects and task. There are 25 priorities for tasks and projects. Easily create notes and manage them. Add reminders to each task to ensure you never forget to carry out any essential work.


#7. Productivity – Day Planner Productive Task Manager

Productivity iPhone and iPad App IconProductivity can enormously bolster your productivity and motivate you to achieve your goal. You can plan your tasks and complete them with the desired result.

Create your daily rules and make sure to follow them. Various effective tools can help you in manage your tasks without breaking any sweat. The simple features and intuitive interface offers better user-experience.

#8. Email- Fast & Secure mail for Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo

Email iPhone and iPad App IconEmail takes away all the stress from managing mailbox; making the task incredibly simple. It comes with an inbuilt assistant allows you to keep your expenses, shopping and travel completely organized.

You can unsubscribe from junk, snooze messages and even undo sent mail. It also discovers and suggests HTML signature from your sent box. The app supports Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Hotmail, Outlook, Office/ Outlook 365, Exchange and AOL, IMAP mail accounts, etc.

#9. Evernote

Evernote iPhone and iPad App IconEvernote excels in letting you manage and organize your personal and professional projects. You can capture and write your thoughts as checklists, notebooks, notes and to-do lists.

The app allows you take notes in several formats such as text, sketches, photos, audio, video, PDFs, web clippings, etc. With your iPhone camera, you will be able to scan documents, business cards, drawings and handwritten notes. It also allows you to annotate images. You can use the passcode to provide more security to your account.

#10. Microsoft OneNote

Microsoft OneNote iPhone and iPad App IconMicrosoft OneNote is a powerful note taking app. With this app, you can capture your thoughts, ideas and keep them organized just the way you want. You will use the built-in recorder to record audio notes.

It allows you to pin pages to instantly find them. You can work with your colleagues or friends in a shared notebooks. Keep your account safe using Touch ID. The app supports a number of languages like English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, etc.

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Make the best use of these apps to take control of your tasks, capture notes fast even on the go and bolster your productivity. Don't forget to set reminders to keep you on the charge all the time. Set a goal and make sure to achieve it by putting your best foot forward.

This article was published on igeeksblog.com

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If Apple is forced to delay the launch of the next-generation of the ever-popular iPhone, what is it going to do in September? While it could skip the traditional get-together, or announce the presumptively titled iPhone 8 and hope that ‘coming soon’ will be enough to keep eager buyers at bay for a few months, I think that it has a second option. One that is being developed in full view of the geekerati while we focus on the high-end game-changing tenth-anniversary smartphone.

The iPhone 7S is going to beAppleAAPL -0.14%’s safety net.

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a table during a visit of the shopfitting company Dula that delivers tables for Apple stores worldwide (Photo: Bernd Thissen/AFP/Getty Images)

Although information is muddled because of the confusion over the name of the next-generation iPhone, the indications are that the new top end iPhone (be it ‘iPhone 8’, ‘iPhone Pro', or the pure and simple 'iPhone') will not begin production until Q4 of 2017, meaning that it’s not going to be available until probably mid-November, and perhaps into December.


From the point of view of the new handset, I’ve previously argued here on Forbes that Apple should consider pushing the release back to March. Not only would this give time for the new hardware to be thoroughly evaluated and tested, it also allows Apple to go head-to-head with its chief rival Samsung and disrupt the traditional launch of the new Galaxy S model in March.

Be it a six-week delay or a six month delay, either strategy requires a bulwark to hold the line against a wave of highly specced Android handsets and the hordes of geekerati looking for a new Apple smartphone. Tim Cook and his team need a handset that will continue to portray Apple as a master of commercializing new technology that also leaves enough space for the iPhone 8 hardware and specifications to be portrayed as cutting-edge.

Step forward the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus.

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Apple iPhone 7 (image: Ewan Spence)

Launched alongside the iPhone 8, it’s hard to see how the iPhone 7S family would stand out. With the curved screen, OLED display, and smart connector, many of the easy wins that will make the iPhone 8 stand out will illustrate how much technology is missing from the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus. With some sources suggesting the OLED display may show up on the 7S handsets Apple will have a tough time positioning the handsets for retail success.

What if the plan is not to match up the 7S, 7S Plus, and the 8? What if the plan is to hold back the iPhone 8 because of production issues until a later date and put all the focus on the iPhone 7S family? That would explain the suggestions of OLED displays going into the same handset design that was debuted in 2016 on the iPhone 6. It would mean that the speed and efficiency improvements to be found in the new A11 system on chip can be the focus of the event. Updates to software such as the camera and increased integration with iCloud could be promoted.

The 7S and 7S Plus would still be seen as iterative handsets by the experts and those who follow the news online will be aware of the mutterings of a ‘better’ iPhone, but most consumers are comfortable with the idea that there is always going to be a better phone in the future. The 7S family can be the phone that Apple uses to define 2017, that the phone that delivers Cupertino the sales it needs in the fourth calendar quarter, and the phone can be the one that tops the annual sales charts.


At some point the iPhone 8 will arrive. Until that delayed day, the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus will save Apple from making an embarrassing admission about its production schedules.

This article was  published on forbes.com by Ewan Spence

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Google Voice is a handy, free service that lets you make phone calls and get voicemail through the internet. It works on iOS, Android, and on the web through your web browser. It also allows you to select a special phone number that the receiver will see, instead of revealing your real phone number. That’s quite handy.

Let’s take a look at how to set up Google Voice on your iPhone or Android smartphone.

Set up Google Voice on iPhone

  1. If you don’t have the Google Voice app, download it from the App Store.
  2. Open Google Voice and sign-in, or select, your Google account.
  3. Tap Search to select a phone number to use. Select the number that you want your contacts to see when you call them. You can search by city, and pick the number that you want.
  4. Tap Select when you choose your number, and then tap Next to confirm the phone number you selected.
  5. On the Link this device to Google Voice screen, tap Next.
  6. You will be asked to enter your phone number.
  7. Type the verification code you received.

Once you have verified the code, you will be ready to use Google Voice with your iPhone.

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set up google voice

Set up Google Voice on Android smartphone

  1. If you don’t have the Google Voice app, download it from the Google Play Store.
  2. When you open the app, you will be asked to go to voice.google.com on your computer to set it up.
  3. On the Welcome page, click Continue.set up google voice
  4. Search for available numbers by city or area code.
  5. When you find the number that you want to use, click Select.
  6. Click Next to confirm the number you selected.
  7. You will be asked to add a number; if you haven’t added your phone number to your Google account, then click Send Code.


Once you have verified the code, you will be ready to use Google Voice with your Android smartphone.

Source : Digital Trends by Carlos Vega

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Note-taking apps are crucial to our daily productivity. Thankfully, iOS houses the Notes app, a piece of software that’s designed to go toe-to-toe with Evernote, OneNote, and a host of other note-taking apps that have come to dominate the market.

There are many ways to delete and recover notes from directly within the Notes app, but keeping them synced in the cloud — whether using iCloud or Google’s proprietary services — is the best way to make sure you don’t lose any notes. This allows you to easily change devices without fear of losing your data, or get everything back after a complete data wipe. Below, we will guide you through the steps of deleting and recovering notes.


Deleting notes

Deleting all notes at once

  1. Open the Notes app.
  2. Select the folder and account that you want to go into.
  3. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner.
  4. Tap Delete All in the bottom-right corner.

Deleting a single note at a time

  1. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner.
  2. Select the individual note, or notes, that you want to delete.
  3. Tap Delete in the bottom-right corner.

Deleting a note using the swipe gesture

  1. While looking at your notes, swipe left on any one of them, and tap Delete.

Deleting a note from within

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deleting notes ios
  1. Tap the note the you want to delete to open it.
  2. Tap the trash icon in the lower-left corner.

Deleting using 3D Touch

  1. When you’re looking at your list of notes, press down on the note you want to delete to perform a peek.
  2. Swipe up while in peek mode, and select Delete from the menu.

Recovering deleted notes

If you have deleted some notes, and you need to recover them, there are a few ways you can accomplish this.

Recovering deleted notes from Recently Deleted

Remember that the Notes app has a Recently Deleted folder. The keyword here being “recently,” as the Notes app will only keep these notes for 30 days. After 30 days have passed, it will permanently delete them.

  1. Open the Notes app, and tap Recently Deleted from the account that you want to recover.
  2. Tap Edit in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select the notes you want to recover.
  4. Tap Move To in the lower-left corner.
  5. Select the folder that you want to move the note to.

Bringing back your notes from iCloud

If you’re trying to recover all your notes after you’ve erased your iPhone or bought a new device, make sure that iCloud is turned on in Settings.

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud.
  2. Scroll down to Notes, and make sure it is turned on.

Bringing back your notes from other accounts

You may have created Notes using your Gmail account — or another account — meaning your Notes may be synced with that account, instead of your iCloud account. If this is the case, your notes will not appear in the Notes app until you set up all your accounts again. That said, here’s how to ensure that Notes is turned on in a Gmail account.

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts.
  2. Select the account, or if you only have iCloud set up, take the time to add your other email accounts.
  3. Once you select or add an account, make sure Notes is turned on.

Using iTunes to restore notes from a backup

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If you regularly back up your data with iTunes, then your notes and other data should be backed up to your computer. Thankfully, you can restore your media from a preexisting backup. Because you are restoring your entire iPhone from a backup, however, the notes that will appear on your iPhone are the notes that were on your iPhone on the day of the backup. Any notes you’ve saved since then may disappear, though you can always restore them using a backup from a previous day.
  1. Open iTunes on your computer.
  2. Plug in your iPhone, and in the Summary tab, choose Restore Backup.
We recommend using a cloud service to keep a complete backup of every note you take. See the previous steps if you want to ensure Notes is turned on for iCloud, and your other accounts.

Using a third-party app

If your notes have been permanently deleted from your Notes app, and you can’t recover them using iCloud or any other app, then your only other option would be to go with a third-party app. These apps are great when you need to recover your notes, contacts, texts, and other types of media. Some of them can even repair various iOS issues. Below are a few of our favorites.

iMobie Phone Rescue ($60+)

Phone Rescue will allow you to recover a number of media files, including your notes. What sets this program apart, however, is that it allows you to recover data from your iCloud account, in addition to your iTunes and device backups. The app also has a number of repair tools, which let you recover your device when it crashes or experiences errors.Download now from:iMobie


Wondershare Dr.Fone ($70+)

This recovery tool is compatible with the latest iOS devices, and you can install the program on both MacOS and Windows-based machines. The software will allow you to quickly recover notes, as well as photos, videos, and even data from other apps like WhatsApp.Download now from:Wondershare

Tenorshare Ultdata ($50+)

Like other recovery apps, this app will let you recover notes, messages, media, and other various types of data. It also allows you to recover your iPhone when it’s stuck in recovery mode, or when it fails to install the latest iOS update.


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Source : Digital Trends By Carlos Vega
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We’ve already talked about how to delete your text messages, so now we’re going to look at how to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone. That’s right, text messages don’t really get deleted when you delete them, unless you reset your iPhone to its factory settings — an action designed to erase everything on your device, not just texts.

If you’re passing your iPhone on to someone else, or selling it, then performing a factory reset is the safest way to rid your device of its precious data. If you’ve deleted some texts by mistake and want to recover them, there are ways you can do this. Let’s take a look at a few examples.


Restoring texts from an iCloud Backup

Restoring an iCloud backup is probably the easiest way to recover deleted text messages on your iPhone. Provided that you have iCloud Backup turned on, and your iPhone has been doing its scheduled backups, then your deleted texts should be backed up to iCloud. The service backs up messages sent via iMessage, SMS, and MMS, though it does require the SIM card that was in use when you made the backup.

  1. Go to Settings > iCloud > Backup.
  2. Make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.
  3. After that, you will have to erase your iPhone by going into Settings > General > Reset.
  4. Choose Erase All Content and Settings.
  5. Once done, you’ll be asked if you want to restore your iPhone from an iCloud Backup.
  6. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Once your backup is restored, you should be able to access any texts that were on your phone when you first made the backup.

Restoring texts from an iTunes Backup

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prevent from syncing itunes iphone ios

If you’re in the habit of doing backups through iTunes, then you should have a number of backups to choose from. However, this requires a bit of digging in the iTunes preferences before you plug your iPhone into your computer.

  1. In iTunes, go to Edit > Preferences > Devices.
  2. Make sure Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically is checked.
  3. Click OK.

If you sync your iPhone with iTunes, you can permanently delete messages so they can’t be recovered. Once you’ve prevented your iPhone from automatically syncing, however, there are two ways to restore your iPhone from an iTunes backup.

  1. After you reset your iPhone to its factory settings, you can either Restore from iTunes Backup or plug your iPhone into your computer and open iTunes.
  2. Select your iPhone in the top menu, and in the Summary section, click Restore Backup.
  3. If asked to update your device, select Download only.

Restoring text with a third-party app

There are many apps that will allow you to retrieve text messages from your iPhone, most of which work in the same way. You plug your iPhone into your computer, open a program, and follow a set of on-screen steps. From texts to call history, these apps will let you recover things you thought were lost forever. Below are a few of our favorites.

The best

iMobie Phone Rescue ($60+)

Phone Rescue will allow you to recover a number of files, including messages. What sets this program apart, however, is that it allows you to recover data from your iCloud account, in addition to your iTunes and device backups. The app also has a number of repair tools, which let you recover your device when it crashes or experiences errors.

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Wondershare Dr.Fone ($70+)

This recovery tool is compatible with the latest iOS devices, and you can install the program on both MacOS and Windows-based machines. The software will allow you to quickly recover text messages, as well as photos, videos, and even data from third-party apps like WhatsApp.


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Tenorshare Ultdata ($50+)

Like other recovery apps, this app will let you recover both messages and media. It also allows you to recover your iPhone when it’s stuck in recovery mode, or when it fails to install the latest iOS update.

Source : yahoo.com 

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