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3 Easy Hacks to Transfer Data From an iOS Device

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3 Easy Hacks to Transfer Data From an iOS Device

Freeing up your device by transferring your files from iDevice to desktop allows a smooth process for any upgrade. This will be an important factor if you want to tap into the imminent iOS 10 release. Doing this reduces the risk of any data loss that you could experience when your files remain on your iDevice.

It has become a popular question for iOS owners to inquire how they could transfer their files from iDevice to desktop. Well in the past such actions could only be realized by people who could email themselves files across devices. However a lot of things have changed now.

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It is important to know that there are tools that can help you transfer your files from an iOS device to computer. Such tools help you tap into the functionality of your device. Still, you have to know the process of accomplishing a transfer of your files from your iOS device to your computer.

1. Free your iDevice

There are a lot of tools for transferring and managing iPhone files. But it is important to find a tool that has a user-friendly interface and transfers your files at the highest possible speed in simple methods. You also have to consider how you can maximize your iPhone space, back up files, export videos of big size and flexibly manage iPhone music on PC. There are a lot of peculiar features among different PC suite software in the market. But you have to consider the versatility of the tool, the speed and ease of using such tools.

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You have to also consider that importing videos from PC to iPhone in a traditional way (for example when you use iTunes) can be long and boring. Sometimes the transferred videos can be incompatible with your iPhone and the time you have used in importing such videos becomes in vain. You have to also consider seeking a tool that would help transfer your videos to iPhone or PC in minutes. It should be functional enough to convert any videos (MKV, FLV, AVI, 4K, HD, UHD) to IOS-friendly formats for later playback. Editing or performing other operations on iPhone, iPad, iPod shouldn’t be a complicated process.

2. Use the right tool to transfer your files

WinX MediaTrans, a versatile iPhone file transfer and manager can help you transfer music from iPhone to PC for enjoying anytime anywhere with only several clicks. With this iPhone manager, you can transfer music. Also, it exports iPhone music back to PC when you want to free up iPhone storage or update its music playlists. It has unmatchable loading and transferring speed so that backing up tens of high quality music takes only half a minute.

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Unlike iTunes, it never erases the old data on your iPhone, so you don’t have to worry about that. If you think that managing music can be a pain with the restrictions of the limited size of iPhone screen and complex operations, WinX MediaTrans is one to choose when you consider the many tools out there. With it you can easily rename, delete iPhone music playlists, edit music information like artist, album, etc. and get an overview of the music quality, format and duration with the file structure of your phone showing in an organized way on Windows PC.

3. Turn Your iDevice as Free USB drive

If you are in urgent need of a USB to copy some important materials, this file transfer will set your iPhone, iPad or iPod at hand as a flash drive to store temporarily your Excel, Word, PDF or other files. So you don’t have to take a USB, which is so inconspicuous that people often left it somewhere, with you anytime anywhere.

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Too many clicks bother sometimes, so if you want easier operations and less clicks, just drag and drop media to their destinations (sync or export) to finish the jobs neatly.

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Last Updated on November 25, 2021

How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

    What Does Private Browsing Do?

    When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

    For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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    The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

    The Terminal Archive

    While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

    Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

    dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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    Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

    Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

    However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

    Clearing Your Tracks

    Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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    dscacheutil -flushcache

    As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

    Other Browsers and Private Browsing

    Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

    If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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    As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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