1/23/17

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Review: Reliable External Hard Drive With 256-bit Hardware Encryption

WD (Western Digital) is the world's largest computer hard drive manufacturer. WD provides all kinds of storage solutions from desktop hard drives to surveillance storage. If I am not wrong then your PC is running a WD internal hard drive while you are reading this post. Western Digital makes reliable hard disk drives that can store your personal data for over a decade without getting failed. WD hard drives have the lowest failure rate when compared to other hard drive manufacturers.

It is said that a hard drive runs perfectly for the first three years of its life. After 3 years a hard drive's failure rate keeps on increasing on a yearly basis. So if you are running a hard disk drive that is more than 3 years old then you should be careful about your data stored on it. An HDD can fail anytime thereby corrupting all the data stored on it. In this situation, the HDD stops spinning and nothing can be read from it. So it is a wise decision not to get yourself into such situations. As you can purchase a new hard disk for your PC anytime but you can't get your personal data once lost.

So having multiple backups of your sensitive and personal data is necessary to avoid data loss. You should either use cloud services like DropBox or Google Drive. But data on the cloud is not safe. If you are storing your personal data on the cloud then you should encrypt it before uploading. Saving data on the cloud is a very cumbersome process if your data counts in GBs and you have a slow internet connection. Uploading, downloading and restoring your data from the cloud takes a considerable amount of time which highly depends on your internet connection speed.

The second alternative is to burn your data into DVD or Blu-ray discs. But these discs won't last long. As they may corrode due to moisture or a scratch on their shiny surface will ruin the data. Finally, you are left with taking data backup on flash drives, SSDs or external hard drives. Flash drives and SSDs are the best options to take data backups as they are fast and have a long life. But they are expensive and if you can't afford SSDs, then external hard drives are the second best option for data backup which is your personal offsite backup solutions.

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB (2015) External Hard Drive Review

You can buy your first external hard drive from Seagate, Hitachi, Transcend or ADATA. But these hard drives will only store your data without any security. WD My Passport Ultra is different from any normal hard drive because it provides 256-bit AES hardware encryption. You can lock your My Passport Ultra with a password so that no one can access your personal files. After setting your password the entire data on the disk gets encrypted with your password which gets stored in the ROM chip of My Passport Ultra.

wd my passport ultra 1tb retail pack

wd my passport ultra review and unboxing


1. Design and Build Quality: WD My Passport Ultra 2015 model comes with a very good design. The plastic body looks premium and can prevent minor scratches. On the front side, you can find a USB 3.0 port and a micro LED light. This LED light keeps blinking whenever the drive performs read/write functions. On the back side, you can find 4 rubber stoppers which provide extra grip to this portable hard drive on any surface. If you compare this 2015 model with the newer model then you will find that the newer design is not that good. WD My Passport Ultra is available in 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB. The 2TB, 3TB, and 4TB variants are thicker than the 1TB model.  It comes in colors like classic black, brilliant white, noble blue and wild berry. WD My Passport Ultra is not a SSD. It is a normal 5400 RPM hard disc with a custom USB 3.0 interface. The hard drive is sealed inside the plastic body.

wd my passport ultra 1tb review


2. Data Transfer Rate (Speed Test): WD My Passport Ultra offers around 109 MBps read and 101 MBps write speed on USB 3.0 when benchmarked on NTFS file system. And we saw around 33 MBps read and 25 MBps write speed on USB 2.0 on NTFS partition. But file transfer speed depends upon file types and the computer hardware (RAM, CPU, internal hard disk) to which the drive is connected. On average I am getting around 70 MBps read/write speed on USB 3.0. The speed reaches up to 90 MBps when you transfer ISO files.

wd my passport ultra speed test

wd my passport ultra speed test usb 3.0

➜ Actual Data Transfer Speed Test

Watch this video below to see the actual read, write, copy and data transfer speed of WD My Passport Ultra 1TB.



3. WD Drive Utilities Software: The WD drive utilities software lets you manage your My Passport Ultra hard disc. You can check the drive for bad sectors via quick and complete scans. It also tells about the drive health. You can control the sleep timer and can set the LED light to OFF or ON. You can also secure erase your My Passport Ultra. Secure erase function will completely wipe the data and nothing can be recovered even via data recovery software. You can also backup your data to Dropbox from My Passport Ultra.

wd drive utilities


4. WD Security Software: With WD Security you can set a password for your My Passport Ultra. You can also use this software to remove the password. When you set a password then it gets stored on the ROM chip of the My Passport Ultra. Now, whenever you connect this portable hard drive on any Windows or Mac system then it will ask for a password. Without unlocking the drive you can't view files stored on it.


5. File System Compatibility: The WD My Passport Ultra is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS, and android (exFAT). WD My Passport Ultra supports NTFS, exFAT and OS X (Extended). It doesn't support FAT32 directly unless you use a third party FAT32 format utility. If you want this portable drive to work on Windows, Mac, and android at the same time then you can use the exFAT file system. While bigger file systems like NTFS and Mac file system works greatly you can still use exFAT if you want compatibility between multiple devices because exFAT is supported by most devices than NTFS or HFS. However, if you are going to use the My Passport Ultra only on your Windows PC then use NTFS.

6. WD Backup Software: Another most import feature of the My Passport Ultra is the automatic backup. With WD Backup software you can set this portable drive to take automatic backups of your data on an hourly, daily or monthly basis. If your portable drive is partitioned then you can choose any partition to take automatic backup with restore option.

7. Price: WD My Passport Ultra 1TB costs around $66. You can buy this from various sources online like Amazon or you can directly buy this from Western Digital which also comes with 30-days money back guarantee in the United States.

Handling External Hard Drives

The reason why internal hard drives have a very long life is that they run inside a desktop cabinet at a fixed place. The internal hard drive does not move here and there and keeps working at a fixed place. You don't need to take it places. But this is not the case with an external hard disc. External hard drives are reliable just like internal ones but they can stop working anytime if they are mishandled. Suppose you dropped your portable drive from a height and after this, it stopped working which corrupted all of your precious data. In this situation, you can't blame the portable drive because they are not shock proof and they can stop working if they hit a hard surface when falling from a height.

wd my passport ultra hard drive case

You need to put your My Passport Ultra inside a shockproof case which will protect the drive from damage, water, and moisture. A shockproof hard drive case will protect the drive from the force of gravity. If you have previously dropped your external hard drive many times and if it is still working then don't rely on it completely. Buy a new one and replicate your data because the previous one can fail anytime. These external hard drives are very delicate and require proper care if you want them working for a long time just like internal hard drives.

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB External Hard Drive Pros

  • Easy to carry portable hard drive with slim design.
  • Comes with 256-bit AES hardware encryption.
  • The password protection feature prevents anyone from accessing your files.
  • Comes with WD drive utilities which also lets you secure erase your My Passport Ultra.
  • Good file transfer rates.
  • Works with several android phones with exFAT support.
  • Built in security software.
  • Automatic backups with WD Backup software on an hourly, daily or monthly basis.
  • Secure erase function works well. After a secure erase no file can be recovered.
  • Comes with 3 years replacement warranty.

Watch the Video Review and Unboxing


Buy Now

You can buy the WD My Passport Ultra from amazon by going to this link. You can also purchase the secure case for your My Passport Ultra, go to this link.

1/18/17

Moto G4 Plus Gets Latest Update (NPJ25.93-14) With December Security Patch and Stability Improvements

Good news Moto G4 Plus has received a latest update having build number NPJ25.93-14. This update fixes the low notification sound problem and comes with latest December security patch. The low notification sound was a real problem in the Moto G4 Plus and it started after the July patch update. But with the December security patch update the low notification sound problem has been resolved. The notification sound on Moto G4 Plus is now very loud.

The update weighs only 114.8MB and takes only 10 minutes to install. This update also fixes the 2G connectivity problem. In the android 7.0 nougat update we were unable to select the 2G network. But with this latest update we can now select 2G in preferred network type. But the screen burn issue is not yet resolved, but you can fix screen burn on Moto G4 Plus. If you haven't received the update then go to 'Settings>About phone>System updates'. If you have received the update then tap 'YES, I'M IN' and select 'Wi-Fi or mobile network' then let the update to finish download. After downloading tap 'INSTALL'.

moto g4 plus NPJ25.93-14


Motorola has been fixing various bugs via OTA since the launch of Moto G4 Plus. With the December security patch update the low notification sound problem also got fixed. So we can hope that Moto G4 Plus can get android 7.1.1 update soon, because on the Moto G4 Plus launch date Motorola said that it will releasing the next update also after the android N which is android O.

1/15/17

Moto G 2015 Gets Two Maintenance Updates With July and October Security Patch

It is clear that Moto G 2015 also known as Moto G3 is not getting the android 7.0 Nougat update. But recently Motorola released two maintenance updates for this 3rd generation of Moto G at the same time. These two updates are just security patches which fix the android vulnerabilities up to October 2016. These two updates also come with stability fixes. The first OTA update has the build number 24.71.2.en.03 and weighs only 12.9 MB. This is the July 2016 security patch update and hardly takes 10 minutes to install.

Moto G3 July 2016 security patch update

The other update having build number 24.201.5.en.03 is the October security patch update and weighs 63.7 MB. This OTA update installs in 10 minutes. These are the important security updates for your Moto G3 and you shouldn't skip these updates at any cost. So if you are seeing a notification on your phone then tap 'YES, I'M IN' and let the phone update itself. Make sure the battery is charged to 60% or above.


1/14/17

How to Unlock Easter Eggs (Android Neko) Cat Game on Android 7.0 Nougat

Just like every other android OS the android Nougat has a hidden game. This game is Neko Atsume-style game in which you collect cats by serving them food. The android nougat cat game is simple to play. You put food in an empty dish and after some time. You can choose from four food items that are Chicken, Fish, Bits and Treat. Whenever a cat comes and eats the food a notification appears on your phone. From there you can add that cat to your collection. Chicken and Fish attract the cats faster rather than Bits and Treats. You can catch many cats as the number is not confirmed.

Unlock Easter Eggs Android Nougat Cat Game on Android 7.0

  • Go to 'Settings>About phone'. Scroll down and tap 'Android version' several times until it opens the Nougat logo.
  • Now keep tapping the android Nougat logo unless you see an orange cat emoji on the screen.
  • Now tap the home button and access the quick settings panel by swiping the notifications panel down.
  • Tap 'EDIT' and scroll down to find '????Android Easter Eggs'. This icon is a cat emoji.

    
  • Drag and drop this icon on to the main quick settings shortcuts. Then go back.
  • Now you will see an empty dish icon in the quick settings panel.
  • Tap this empty dish icon and it will give you four food items.
  • Select Fish or Chicken because the cat will appear faster if you use this food to bait it.
  • A notification will appear as 'A cat is here'. Tap this notification and android Easter Eggs will open.
  • Here you can find all your cats.
  • Tap any cat to rename it. Long tap it to share or delete it from the collection. I have collected 17 cats now.
android nougat cats

Watch The Video Tutorial


1/13/17

How to Use Google Chrome in Split Screen View on Android

With the launch of android 7.0 Nougat, we have got a new feature known as split screen view. In split screen view, we can simultaneously run two apps on the same screen. This is indeed the best feature of android 7.0 Nougat. The biggest advantage of this feature is that we can work on two apps simultaneously. Split screen view is by default supported by most android apps. But Google chrome for android doesn't go into split screen view directly.

If you have used chrome on android 7.0 then you might have seen that the long tapping the recent apps button don't send the chrome tabs in split screen view. But for other apps this method works. It is possible to run two chrome browser tabs in split screen view. The benefit is that you can work on two websites at the same time and no need to switch tabs. Split screen view also prevents page reloading when you switch between tabs. This saves your data and time.

How to Use Google Chrome Tabs in Split Screen View on Android 7.0 Nougat.

  • Open chrome browser and open two tabs.
  • Long tap the recent apps button unless it open the split view.
  • Now tap the 'Options' button in chrome browser. It looks like three vertical dots on the top right corner.
  • From the options tap 'Move to other window'.
split screen view on android 7.0 nougat
  • On selecting this option the chrome browser will open two tabs in split screen mode.
  • If you previously just opened one window then the upper split screen view of Google chrome browser will become empty.
  • To open the new tab in the upper view tap the plus '+' button.


    • Now you can browse two websites at the same time.
    • Note that, by default the chrome tabs will split vertically but you can rotate the screen to let the tabs split horizontally.
    split screen on chrome for android

    You can check out the video tutorial below.


    1/10/17

    2G Network Option Missing From Moto G4 Plus After Updating to Android 7.0 Nougat: How to Fix

    Moto G4 Plus is the only android smartphone in the Moto G series that has faced many software and hardware problems since its launch. The very first notable problem was of overheating. Then Motorola took this seriously and released a series of OTA updates to fix this. Then a new problem arose during the July security patch update in which the notification sound became very low. The notification problem still exists in android 7.0 Nougat and most of the time the sound is inaudible.

    Now after updating the Moto G4 Plus to android 7.0 Nougat, the users are reporting screen burn-in issues and a very rare problem related to the cellular network. Users of Moto G4 Plus are unable to select 2G network on any SIM. The 2G network option is nowhere to be seen under network type selection. 2G network is not banned in India then why Motorola is dissuading the Moto G4 Plus users from selecting it. If you have upgraded your Moto G4 Plus to android 7.0 Nougat then you will find that you can only select either 4G or 3G network for any SIM. The access to 2G network is either intentionally or accidently removed.

    Why 2G Network is Still Necessary for Smartphones

    If you own a smartphone then it may have the capability to operate with different network technologies like 2G, 3G or 4G (LTE). Since 3G and 4G networks are new in India therefore there coverage is much far behind than 2G in most areas. In India, these high-speed networks (3G/4G) do not work properly inside a building. If your house is located near skyscrapers or tall house buildings or there are not enough cellular towers in your area then you are definitely having connectivity problems with the 3G or 4G network.


    2G is present worldwide since 1999 and it operates at 900MHz frequency band compared to 2100MHz 3G band and 2300MHz 4G band. Due to lower frequency 2G signals can penetrate building walls providing better in-house signal reception. So you remain connected all the time. On the other hand, 3G uses UMTS 2100MHz frequency band which is not good at all for getting good reception inside a building. However, 4G networks use three bands which somehow provide better network reception than 3G inside a home.

    If you live in an area where 3G/4G signal reception is weak then you should select 2G network on your phone. Weak 3G/4G signals drain the phone's battery at a very high rate and make the phone to overheat.

    Unable to Select 2G Network on Moto G4 Plus After Android 7.0 Nougat Update: How to Fix?

    I must tell you that it is true that 2G option is missing from Moto G4 Plus after upgrading to android 7.0. But we can still select the 2G GSM network with a simple trick that I am going to share. Weak 3G and 4G signals are not good both for your phone and your health. So you should immediately select GSM on your Moto G4 Plus for good network reception, preventing unusual battery drain and ill effects of weak signals on one's health.

    Note: Don't use the code '*#*#4636#*#*'. When you dial this code from your Moto phone then it will let you select the network type from 2G, 3G or 4G. But it does not work at all.

    The trick I am going to share here works on both SIM cards and you can select 2G network on any SIM any time. But do note that only one SIM will work on 2G at a time. This trick works on AirTel SIM and Vodafone SIM doesn't allow connection to 2G network sometimes, but it connects when we repeat the process 2-3 times. If we do so the phone app force closes itself. This makes us think that 2G network in India is slowly reaching its end.


    • Open 'Settings' and go to 'More>Mobile networks'.
    • Select the SIM which you want to operate on 2G. This SIM would be in slot 2 or it may be the SIM which is not using data network.
    • Now keep this 'Mobile network settings' screen open and swipe down the notifications panel and tap 'SIM 2' to open SIM card settings.


    • Tap the green button to disable the slot. Then enable it few seconds.
    • Now go back quickly after enabling the SIM slot and quickly start tapping 'Preferred network type' multiple times. Select '2G' from the list.


    • After selecting 2G the option will become unclickable and the network will be locked to 2G GSM.
    • If you want to change to 3G then you can repeat the process.


    ➜ Split Screen Trick

    If you are finding the above procedure too fast then you can use the split screen view to enable 2G network. Basically, we run 'Mobile network settings' window and 'SIM card settings' window in the split screen view for quickly accessing the 'Preferred network type' on the same screen without going back.

    • Open 'Settings' and go to 'More>Mobile networks'.
    • Scroll down the notifications panel and tap 'SIM 2'. It will open SIM cards.
    • Now long tap the recent apps button to activate split screen view and select the 'Mobile network settings' window which was opened previously. Your split screen view will look like this below.



    • Now tap the green button in front of SIM slot to disable it. Then enable the slot again.
    • Now immediately keep tapping the 'Preferred network type' in another window of the split screen view.
    • Select 2G from the list before the network gets locked again.


    This trick may or may not work on all networks. Because sometimes the cellular network reaches the phone instantly after enabling the SIM slot. In this short span of time, we can't tap the 'Preferred network type' option and it becomes unclickable. This trick is currently working with AirTel only., but you can try this trick below.

    For Vodafone Users

    Insert Vodafone in SIM slot 2 and make sure that the SIM in slot 1 is using 4G network. Now follow the steps below.
    • Remove the SIM from slot 1.
    • Now a popup will open asking you to switch your Vodafone SIM for data network. Tap 'No'.
    • Now follow the split screen view method given above to select the 'Preferred network type' 2G on Vodafone SIM.
    • Now insert any SIM in slot 1 and set the network to 4G.


    ➜ Watch the Video Tutorial


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    1/1/17

    How to Fix Screen Burn-In Problem on Moto G4 Plus

    Moto G4 Plus is on the list to receive android 7.0 Nougat. The update will arrive soon. After finishing the soak test in Brazil, Motorola is conducting the same in India. Users in India are expecting the latest software update for Moto G4 Plus, but right now the android 7.0 for Moto G4 Plus is under soak testing. Moto G4 Plus had received the July security patch update which came with build number MPJ24.139-63. This update has notable bugs and we already mentioned some in this article.


    The most notable bug of this July security patch update is the low notification sound. The notification sound is inaudible in a crowded place. But if you are watching a video or listening to music on your Moto G4 Plus then the notification sound is loud enough and can be heard easily.

    Now some Moto G4 Plus users are reporting that after updating their phones to this July security patch update they are seeing screen burn-in problems.

    What is Screen Burn-In Problem in Moto G4 Plus

    Whenever you watch a video or the screen is constantly active for a long time say 20 minutes or more then you will see some discoloration in various parts of the screen. This discoloration is visible when you access quick settings panel by swiping down the screen. You can easily see ghost image of icons that actually doesn't exist on the phone.

    screen burn issue moto g4 plus

    These icons are mostly visible on top, left and right side of the screen. The problem gets worse when the phone starts to heat. The more your Moto G4 Plus heat the more discoloration and screen burn-in will happen on the screen.

    Is Screen Burn-in Problem Related to Hardware or Software of Moto G4 Plus

    We are not sure whether this screen burning problem is arising due to faulty screen or the phone's software. But we haven't noticed this issue on the previous software builds that Moto G4 Plus was running. We only came across this problem when we updated the Moto G4 Plus to MPJ24.139-63 firmware. So possibly the screen burn-in issue may be due to an OTA update that is the July Security Patch update.

    How to Fix Screen Burn-in Problem in Moto G4 Plus [100% Working]




    If you are experiencing screen burning problem on Moto G4 Plus then we suggest you to wait for official launch of android 7.0 Nougat. This latest update will fix all software problems in Moto G4 Plus. We also suggest you not to install apps like 'Screen Burn-in tool' as this app will damage your phone's screen pixels. To fix the screen burn-in follow the steps below.

    • Download the color filter app from this link.
    • In phone settings make sure that 'Adaptive brightness' is 'ON'.
    • Install the color filter app on your phone.
    • Open color filter app and set the opacity to '20'. You can increase this value, but twenty is working fine. This value can be set to as low as '5' and it would also work fine. At value '5' the bluish color on screen will not be seen. However, the bluish tint is also not noticeable at value '20' either.
    • Now tap 'Color'. A list of colors will open. Scroll down to the last color and select the 'blue-gray' color just before the yellow color. See image below.
    • Now tap 'OK' to select the blue-gray color filter. Now enable 'Lockscreen'. If you enable lockscreen filter then the color filter will be applied to whole screen including the status bar.
    • If you do not enable the 'Lockscreen' filter then the status bar icons will cause screen burn. So enabling the 'Lockscreen' option is must to avoid Moto G4 Plus screen burn-in completely.

    • This fix is a 100% working solution for the Moto G4 Plus screen burning problem. We have tested this fix and the screen burning is nowhere to be seen.

    Note: The above fix just prevents the Moto G4 Plus screen burn-in issue. If your phone requires a screen replacement then go for it.

    ➜ Update: Even after updating to android 7.0 Nougat the burn-in problem didn't go. Whenever we use the phone to browse or watch videos on YouTube app then after few seconds we can see status bar icons visible on notifications panel. The screen retention can also be seen on both sides of the screen. It would be better to visit the Motorola service center and have your phone checked. But if you want to fix this problem by yourself then this tutorial is for you.

    ➜ Update 2: If you have updated your Moto G4 Plus to android 7.0 then 2G network option is not accessible anymore. You can't select 2G network, but we have found a trick to enable 2G network on Moto G4 Plus after android 7.0 update.

    ➜ Update 3 : Moto G4 Plus gets the December Security Patch update which fixes low notification sound problem and brings stability improvements. The newer build is NPJ25.93-14. This is the first maintenance update after the android 7.0 nougat update.

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    12/29/16

    T-Mobile Released a Software Update That Kills The Recalled Galaxy Note 7 Battery

    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was released in the USA in August 2016. But after some time of its release the Galaxy Note 7 started to malfunction. There were cases reported in which the battery caught fire and exploded without any notice. The smoke coming from the battery became a common problem. For these reasons the Galaxy Note 7 was banned in flights. For security reasons, Samsung released a notice to recall 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7 units.

    t-mobile killer update note 7

    If you live in the USA then you are not supposed to use the Galaxy Note 7. Samsung had asked its users to return the device to the store from where they bought it. After returning they can get a refund or get a $100 bill credit for exchanging their Note 7 with another Samsung smartphone. Customers who want to get a refund will get a $25 bill credit.

    After the recall, not all Note 7 users have returned their phones. So T-Mobile just released an OTA update for the Note 7 which will kill the Galaxy Note 7 battery. The new update having build number N930TUVU2APL2 is being called the killer update for Note 7. Because after installing this update a user can't charge his/her phone anymore. Without charging the phone can't power on and finally can't be used. This update also gives instructions on returning the phone for exchange or refund purposes.

    This killer update is released because all the Galaxy Note 7 units that were sold in the USA have not been recalled yet completely. Samsung reported that almost 7% of Galaxy Note 7 sold in the USA were still in use two weeks ago. This means that some owners have not returned their faulty phones that can burn or explode anytime. This killer update ensures the safety of a Note 7 user and its family belongings. Since the phone can't be charged so it can't be used and finally a user has to return it for an exchange or a refund.

    Currently, T-Mobile has released this update. AT&T and Verizon variants will see this update starting from January 5th, 2017 followed by Sprint variants which will receive the update starting from January 8th, 2017.

    Moto G4 Plus Finally Receives Android 7.0 Nougat Update in India After Many Speculations

    October 2016, Motorola India announced via a tweet that Moto G4 Plus has started receiving the official android 7.0 Nougat update. But later on, it was confirmed that the update was not officially received. We only saw release notes that Motorola posted on their official website. Before this, Motorola had already conducted a soak test on Moto G4 Plus in Brazil. The Moto G4 Plus now works with AT&T, Verizon, US Cellular, T-Mobile, and Sprint. And Moto G4 Plus users in the USA will also get the Nougat update soon. The latest build number is NPJ25.93-11 and weighs 733 MB.


    This new update brings many software and performance improvements. Major improvements include the stock android 7.0 Nougat which is a bit different than android 6.0. The quick settings bar has been changed completely and shortcuts are customizable directly from quick settings. The doze mode is now more improved and puts your phone in lower power usage mode when not in use. The Moto actions app has now a new feature 'Swipe to shrink'. This feature lets you shrink the screen so that you can use your phone with one hand.

    moto g4 plus multi window

    Notifications have been changed and you can use the direct reply feature. You can also block the notifications by long pressing to access notification controls. Another security added to Moto G4 Plus is that you can now lock the phone by long tapping the fingerprint sensor. And don't forget the multi-window feature in which you can run two apps simultaneously on the screen. To update your Moto G4 Plus go to 'Settings>About phone>System updates'. Right now this is a quick overview of the android 7.0 Nougat for Moto G4 Plus. We will do the full review of this latest software update in another post.

    12/28/16

    iMyFone Umate Review: Best Cleaner for iPhone to Save Huge Space

    It is true whenever you buy a new smartphone it performs smoothly for sometime. But soon it starts to lag and the usage is no longer smooth. This case also applies to iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPad. iPhones have now grown bigger with massive storage spaces. You can find an iOS device ranging from 16 GB to 256 GB. 256 GB is a lot more space and most users won't notice any lag or crashes until the storage gets full.

    But if you are a 16 GB iPhone user then I bet that once your phone's storage gets full then you definitely start to get problems with your iDevice. These problems are mostly related to storage. When their is no more storage space left on your iPhone then you can't click photos any more, you can't install new apps and most of all you will see that your iPhone has become very slow because of no space left.


    Here we present to you iMyFone Umate which is the number 1 cleaner software for iPhone and other iOS devices. This iPhone cleaning software is available to download for both Mac and Windows 10. It lets you manage your iPhone's storage space without any data loss.

    What is iMyFone Umate Capable Of

    iMyFone Umate is an easy to use iPhone cleaner that even works with iOS 10. It can perform following tasks.

    • Clean up junk files.
    • Clean up temporarily files from iOS device.
    • Compress photos losslessly.
    • Backup photos from iPhone and delete them to claim more space.
    • Backup large files first and then delete them from internal storage of your iOS device.
    • Remove unused apps.


    How to Use iMyFone Umate to Clean Junk Files From iPhone

    • Download and install iMyfone Umate from this link.
    • You can download the software for Mac and Windows 10 from the above link.
    • After installation open the program. It will ask you to connect your iPhone or any other iOS device. Use a USB cable to connect your device to PC.
    • Let iMyFone Umate recognize your iPhone.
    • After detecting the device, iMyFone Umate will show the storage space used on your iPhone.


    • Click 'Quick Scan' to let the software scan your iPhone for junk files, temporary files, photos, unused apps and large files.
    • The scan results will be displayed on the screen showing the complete list of items that need attention. A clean button will appear next to every option that is to be cleaned. Click this button to launch the individual cleaner.


    How to Remove Junk Files and Temporary Files from iPhone With iMyFone Umate

    • Click the 'Clean' button next to 'Junk Files' in the image above. It will open up the list of all junk files stored on your iPhone. See image below.


    • The click 'Clean' again the green button on the bottom right corner to start the junk files cleaning process.
    • After cleanup you will see how much space has been released and how much can be freed.
    • The similar way you can clear temporary files.


    Compress Photos Losslessly to Save 75% Space for Camera Storage

    With iMyFone Umate you can compress your iPhone clicked photos losslessly. By lossless compression we mean that the image quality won't have any difference after compress. Only the image storage size is decreased.
    • Go to the homepage and click 'Photos'.
    • Then either click 'Backup & Compress' or 'Backup & Delete'.

    • The first option will backup your photos to PC in original quality and then start to compress them. The compressed images will still reside on your iPhone.
    • In the second option a backup is created of your original photos to PC and the photos are deleted from the iPhone's storage.


    Delete Large Files

    • Go to the home by clicking the 'Home' button. Or click 'Large Files' on left panel. If nothing shows up click 'Rescan'.
    • The files having size more than 5 MB will be listed here. You can select files and click the 'Backup & Delete' button to remove that files from your iPhone. The backup will be saved to your PC.

    Delete Unused Apps

    If you have lots of apps installed on your iPhone then you can manage them via iMyFone Umate. All apps will be listed in unused apps section. From here you can select which apps to keep and which to delete. After selecting unused apps click 'Remove'.


    Final Words on iMyFone Umate

    iMyFone Umate is indeed a great cleaner app that not only works with your iPhone but supports iPad and iPod too. It lets you manage the storage space of your iOS device by giving you the full control over your device's storage. Unlike other cleaning apps this software is much more convenient because it deeply scans your iPhone's storage. You can also manage and compress photos losslessly and original photos backup is stored to your PC. If you are running out of storage on your iPhone then iMyFone Umate is our ultimate recommendation to you.


    Buy iMyFone Umate

    iMyFone is available to purchase for both Mac and Windows. The lifetime license for 1 user costs $19.95 for Mac and Windows. You might have bought many iPhone cases in that much amount. But at just $19.95 iMyFone Umate is the ultimate cleaning software for your iPhone. It comes with a 30-Day money back guarantee. It is easy to use and provides useful tools to manage your iPhone storage. Currently iMyFone is running Christmas promotions and they are giving huge discounts. You can check and buy this software from the link below.

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