Category: iPhone Hacks

9 Things You Must Do Before You Sell, or Trade-in Your iPhone

Apple is going to announce new iPhones shortly. If you’re planning to sell, trade-in, or give away your old iPhone to buy the new iPhone 11 then here are 10 things you must to do.

Things You Must Do Before You Sell, Trade-in or Give Away Your iPhone

Follow these simple steps to make sure that your personal data such as emails, text messages, etc. cannot be accessed by a stranger and you don’t have any issues when you switch to the new iPhone.

1. Unpair Apple Watch

If you paired an Apple Watch with your iPhone, unpair your Apple Watch.

2. Back up your iPhone

Before you erase your iPhone’s data, it is important that you first take a backup of your data, so that you can restore it to your new iPhone.

You can backup to your local machine via iTunes or backup to Apple’s servers via iCloud, or do both.

Back up via iCloud

iCloud automatically backs up most of the important data on your iPhone on a daily basis. But you can manually take a backup one last time before we show you how to delete your personal data.

  • Please ensure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Launch the Settings app
  • Navigate to [your name] > iCloud -> iCloud Backup 
  • Tap on Back Up Now

This can take several minutes depending on when your iPhone was last backed up to iCloud.

Backup using iTunes

  • Connect your iPhone to the computer that you normally sync it with.
  • Open iTunes and select your iPhone under Devices in the left-hand navigation pane
  • Right-click (or Control-click) the device and select Back Up

Note: If you’ve purchased some items on your iPhone and haven’t transferred these purchases to your computer yet, right-click the iPhone and choose “Transfer Purchases” to transfer the purchases prior to backup.

Note that even if you have iCloud Backup enabled, you can still manually take a backup through iTunes.

3. Sign out of iCloud and the iTunes & App Store

  • If you’re using iOS 10.3 or later, tap Settings > [your name]. Scroll down and tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off.
  • If you’re using iOS 10.2 or earlier, tap Settings > iCloud > Sign Out. Tap Sign Out again, then tap Delete from My [device] and enter your Apple ID password. Then go to Settings > iTunes & App Store > Apple ID > Sign Out.

4. Turn off Find My iPhone

You’ll have to make sure that Find My iPhone is turned off. You may be prompted to enter the Apple ID and password.

To turn off Find My iPhone:

  • Navigate to Settings > [your name] > iCloud >Find My iPhone
  • Tap the Find My iPhone toggle to turn it off

You may be prompted to enter the Apple ID and password.

If you don’t have the iPhone, and if you’re using iCloud and Find My iPhone on the device, sign in to iCloud.com or the Find My iPhone app on another device, select the device, and click Erase. After the device has been erased, click Remove from Account.

5. Deregister iMessage on your iPhone

Unless you explicitly turn-off iMessage, there’s a possibility that your iPhone continues getting iMessages addressed to you, even after it has been sold. To avoid this, turn off iMessage by following these steps.

Tap Settings and navigate to Messages, then tap on the toggle next to iMessage to turn it off.

If you don’t have access to your iPhone, you can deregister iMessage online using this link. After you complete deregistration, your phone number is removed from iMessage services.

6. Erase all your iPhone’s Data and Settings

Now that you’ve taken a backup of your data, you can follow these steps to delete the data and settings from your iPhone.

Note: It is advisable that your iPhone has a full charge or connected to a power source before beginning this process.

  • Launch Settings app
  • Tap on General
  • Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Reset
  • Tap on Erase All Content and Settings option
  • If you’ve set a passcode or Restrictions passcode, it will prompt you to enter the passcode.
  • After entering the passcode, it will prompt you one last time if you want to delete data and settings from your iPhone.
  • Tap on ‘Erase iPhone’ button

During this process, your iPhone will display the Apple logo and a progress bar. The process may take a few minutes to several hours based on the version of your iPhone and the amount of data on your iPhone. If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone then it is advisable to erase all your iPhone’s data and settings by plugging it your computer and clicking on the “Restore” button.

To be on the safe side, before erasing your data, you can sign out and unlink your device from online services like Google, Dropbox, Pandora etc.

7. Remove iPhone From Your Apple ID Account

It may also be a good idea to unregister your iPhone from Apple’s website so that it is no longer linked to your Apple ID.

  1. Go to: https://appleid.apple.com/account/manage
  2. Log in if not already logged in.
  3. Click on your iPhone under Devices.
  4. Click on the “Remove from Account” button in the popup.

8. Remove SIM

Before shipping or handing your phone off to the new owner, make sure you remove your SIM if you’re on a GSM network or request deactivation of your device by contacting your carrier if you’re on a CDMA network.

9. Unlock your phone

If you’re planning to sell your iPhone directly to a buyer then you can ask for a much higher value if you unlock your phone, enabling it to run on most GSM networks all over the world. If your contract period with AT&T is over, you can request an unlock from them by following the instructions in this post.

That’s it! As you can see, it is very simple to prepare your iPhone for resale. If you’re planning to sell your iPhone, be sure to check out the best places to sell or trade-in your iPhone to get the most money.

If you’ve any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments section below.

Source: iPhone Hacks: 9 Things You Must Do Before You Sell, or Trade-in Your iPhone by Gautam Prabhu

10 Ways to Change iPhone Wallpaper

A wallpaper is a window to your iPhone. It’s the first thing you see when you pick up your iPhone. Something you do dozens, or hundreds of times a day. Maybe you’re happy with a stock wallpaper or a dark OLED wallpaper most of the time. But what if you want to spice things up from time to time? How do you go about changing the wallpaper on your iPhone or iPad? Read on to find out.

10 Different Ways to Change iPhone or iPad Wallpaper

Before we begin, please note that the steps below and the screenshots are for iOS 13. iOS 13 is currently available in Public Beta and it will be available as an update to all users in September.

1. Set A Stock Wallpaper From Settings

How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone or iPad 5

You can quickly switch to a different wallpaper that Apple provides using Settings. Apple has a great set of stock wallpapers, especially if you’re using an iPhone X and higher, and iOS 13. You’ll see a great collection of colorful and dark wallpapers, along with Live Photos and Dynamic wallpapers. For example, iOS 13 users can use four new wallpapers that changed based on Light mode and Dark mode.

How to Change Wallpaper on iPhone or iPad 6

Go to Settings -> Wallpaper -> Choose New Wallpaper to get started. Here you’ll find three categories: Dynamic, Stills, and Live. You’ll also see all your photos below, but we’ll get to that in the next section. Go to a section, tap on a wallpaper to select and preview it. Tap on Set and then choose if you want to set the wallpaper on the Lock screen, Home screen, or both. And that’s it, your wallpaper has been changed.

2. Set Your Own Photo as Wallpaper

You can also set any of your photos as a wallpaper. Open the Photos app and navigate to a photo. Tap on it and then tap on the Share button. From here, select Use as Wallpaper.

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The same wallpaper setting screen will show up. From here, you’ll be able to zoom in or pan around in the wallpaper, if you want. Tap on Set to set the photo as a wallpaper on the Lock screen or Home screen.

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3. Use a Wallpaper App

iPhone Wallpaper Apps

If you’re fond of discovering and changing wallpapers often, you should use a dedicated wallpaper app. Take a look at the wallpaper apps below to find your next best wallpaper.

Vellum: Vellum is one of the best iPhone apps for finding awesome, high-quality wallpapers. Using this app you’ll find category-wise, curated lists of wallpapers that will look great on the new iPhone’s OLED screen.

Unsplash: Unsplash is the biggest online community for photographers. And some of the best photos make for great iPhone wallpapers. You’ll find curated wallpaper collections here. Or you can just download any photo you like, crop it and set it as iPhone wallpaper.

Clarity: Clarity is the best-curated wallpaper platform for iPhone. The app takes a quality-over-quantity approach where it features new wallpapers in different editions. The app is also great for browsing through photos, editing them for lock screen, adding blur effects and more.

WLPPR: If you like geographical or astronomical wallpapers, you’ll love the WLPPR app. It has the best collection of top-down satellite photos for Earth and other planets.

4. Set Live Photos as Wallpaper

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You can also set Live Photos as wallpapers on your iPhone Lock screen. When you 3D Touch the Lock screen, the Live Photos will animate and play. This is a great way to put a lively photo of your kid(s) as a wallpaper. To set a Live Photo as a wallpaper, go to the photo and tap on the Share button. Here, select Use as Wallpaper. When you’re in the wallpaper editing screen, tap on the Live button to turn on the Live Photo option.

There’s a wonderful world of third-party Live Photos available to you. They are called animated photos and when you tap and hold, the image usually animates in a soothing manner. Try the following Live Wallpapers apps to see they strike your fancy: Live Wallpapers for Me, iLiveThemes.

5. Download Wallpapers From Web

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If you don’t want to download wallpaper apps, you can just download wallpaper photos online, save them to your iPhone or iPad and just use the photo as a wallpaper. There are many awesome websites for wallpapers. You can use Unsplash, Pexel, SetAsWall, and Papers.co as a good starting point.

Open the website and then select a photo. Tap and hold on the photo from Safari and select Save to Photos. Then go to Photos app, select the photo, tap on Share and select Use as Wallpaper to set it as your wallpaper.

6. Edit and Crop Your Own Wallpapers

The wallpaper you download online won’t be a perfect fit. Plus, the iPhone won’t let you define the complete dimensions. If you’re particular about your wallpaper, you should crop the wallpaper just right. Use the following dimensions for your iPhone.

  • iPhone 4/4s: 960 x 640
  • iPhone 5/5s: 1136 x 640
  • iPhone 6/6s: 1334 x 750
  • iPhone 6 Plus/6s Plus: 1920 x 1080
  • iPhone 7: 1334 x 750
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 1920 x 1080
  • iPhone 8: 1334 x 750
  • iPhone 8 Plus: 1920 x 1080
  • iPhone X: 2436 x 1125
  • iPhone XS: 2436 x 1125

You can use an app like Pixelmator on the iPhone to create a canvas of the size relevant to your iPhone and then scale the wallpaper perfectly. You can use an online editor like Pixlr to do this as well. Doesn’t matter which photo editor you’re using. Just use the Crop or Dimensions feature to get the photo resolution just right.

7. Manage and Sync Wallpaper Collection Using Files

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If you’re using iOS 13 or iPadOS 13, you can use Safari Download Manager to download photos and save them directly to the Files app. Go to the page which has the photo, tap and hold on the photo and then select Download Linked File. The photo will be downloaded in full resolution. Then open Files app and you’ll find in the Downloads folder. You can then select multiple photos and move them to another folder on iCloud Drive.

You can use this method to download all the photos you want as a wallpaper without crowding up your camera roll. When needed, you can open the photo, save the image to Photos and then use it as a wallpaper. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a way to directly set an image as a wallpaper from the Files app.

8. Change Wallpaper Daily Using Shortcuts

In iOS 13, Shortcuts gains more powers and true automation. This means you can use a shortcut to randomly set a wallpaper from an album and then create an automaton that will trigger the shortcut every day at a specific time. Learn about the step-by-step process in our guide here.

First, download and set up the Randomize Wallpaper shortcut. Edit the shortcut and change the Album field. Then, go to the Automations tab and create a new automation. After setting the trigger date, set the Randomize Wallpaper shortcut as an action. Your iPhone or iPad will now change wallpapers on its own, daily.

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If you’re new to Shortcuts, the steps above can sound a bit much. While it can seem like Shortcuts has a big learning curve, it becomes easy once you create one shortcut on your own. Learn how to create your first shortcut using our guide. You can use ready-made shortcuts to do some really cool things in iOS.

9. Set Wallpaper From Online Source Using Shortcuts

Using the shortcut in the above section, you can change your own photos as wallpapers on a daily basis. There’s another version of the shortcut, created by Twitter user Alex Chernikov that will automatically download a new wallpaper from Art Paper and will set it as a wallpaper for you. You can automate this shortcut as well.

10. Set a GIF as a Wallpaper

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Love GIFs? You can set one as your wallpaper using the GIPHY app. Find your favorite GIF in the app, tap on the Menu button and select Convert to Live Photo. The photo will be saved to the Photos app.

Go to Settings -> Wallpaper -> Choose New Wallpaper and select Live Photos. Find the GIF that you just saved, make sure Live Photo is selected, and tap on Set.

Download: GIPHY (Free)

Your Favorite Wallpapers and Sources?

Now that you know about ten different ways to set wallpapers on iPhone and iPad, what you should focus on is discovering and collection awesome wallpapers that suit all your moods, festivals and seasons. I find awesome wallpapers on Reddit.

What about you? Share your favorite wallpapers and sources with us in the comments below.

Source: iPhone Hacks: 10 Ways to Change iPhone Wallpaper by Khamosh Pathak

The 10 Best iPhone Contacts Tips and Tricks

Even in the age of social media, a lot of communication still happens over phone calls, texting, and email. Especially if you’re using your iPhone in a business or job setting. The one thing that connects all communication is your contact book. This might not be something you’ve paid attention to in a while, but there’s quite a lot that you can do in the Contacts app that will make your business and personal communication easier. Read on to find out the best iPhone contacts tips and tricks.

The Best iPhone Contacts Tips and Tricks You Should Know About

1. Sync Contacts with Google

Don’t you hate it when someone puts a message on Facebook saying they’ve lost all their contacts because their phone was stolen or smashed and that everyone who knows them should now contact the person sharing their contact card? You don’t want to be that guy/girl. Plus, losing contacts is very inconvenient. Doubly so if you’re in a job or a business role.

There’s a simple solution to this. Just sync all your email to Google or iCloud. It’s best to use Google because it’s easy to manage your contact book online and Google sync is available on Android and Windows devices as well.

This process is simple and invisible. All you have to do is enable the Google account sync and check the Contacts option. Everything else will happen in the background. All contacts will be uploaded to the cloud in a while and any new contacts you and will go to the Google sync (make sure it’s the default source for new contacts).

To enable this, go to Settings > Passwords & Accounts > Add Account > Google and add your Gmail account. If you already have a Gmail account added, tap on it and check the Contacts option.

2. Use Favorites Section

iPhone Contacts Add Favorites

To simplify your contacts book, you should start using the Favorites feature in the Phone app. It has multiple benefits. First of all, it’s a quick way to access your frequent contacts. Plus, it works with the Do Not Disturb feature as well. In there, you can enable a feature that will let Favorites bypass the Do Not Disturb rules, so you can receive calls from your Family members when DND is enabled.

To start using the Favorites feature, go to the Phone app and switch to the Favorites tab. Now, tap on the + button at the top-left, search for a contact and tap on it. Then you can select if you want to add a shortcut to message or call them. Choose one of their main phone numbers and they’ll be added to the favorites list. Repeat this for all your family and friends that you want to add to your favorites list.

3. Create Multiple Contact Cards For Yourself

iPhone Contacts Edit Your Card

Open the Phone app, go to the Contacts tab and you’ll find your card at the top. Tap on it and add all the important details. Make this your complete card. Add your address, email address, alternative contact and you can even add additional fields you want. This can be the card you send to people or you AirDrop to people around you.

But you can also create different cards for different scenarios. Tap on the Plus button and you can create a different version of the card, with a different photo and without too many personal details. You can have different contact cards for work and personal life as well.

4. Add Nicknames to Use with Siri

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When it works, using Siri to contact people is great. You can just ask Siri to call someone or leave a message. But if you’re in a non-English speaking country, Siri has issues with recognizing names. This is where the nicknames feature comes in.

Open a contact, add a new field and select Nickname. Add nicknames for your immediate family and keep them simple, like mom, dad, sis, bro and so on. You can do the same with your best friends as well.

5. Add Contact Shortcuts in Widget

iPhone Contacts Favorites

Once you have your Favorites section curated, you can add a widget that will let you quickly call them from the Lock screen. Open the widgets screen, scroll to the bottom of the page and tap on the Edit button. Then add the Favorites widget.

You now have quick access to 4-8 of your top Favorites.

6. Set up Emergency Bypass

iPhone Contacts Emergency Bypass

If you use Do Not Disturb a lot, you should set up the Emergency Bypass feature. It basically lets a contact reach you even when you have Do Not Disturb enabled. If you don’t want to use the Favorites feature to do this, Emergency Bypass is a good alternative.

To enable this for a particular contact, open their contact card in the Contacts app, tap on the Edit button, select Ringtone and then enable the Emergency Bypass option.

7. Quickly Backup All Contacts

If you don’t want to involve Google sync or iCloud sync, but still want a backup, use the app Contacts Backup to periodically take a backup of your contact book. You can then email it to yourself or upload it to Dropbox or Google Drive.

The app is quite simple. Just open it, press the Backup button to start the process. The free version will only let you backup up to 500 contacts for free. To remove the limit, you’ll need to use the Pro version of the app that costs $1.99.

Download: My Contacts Backup

8. Merge Duplicate Contacts Using Contact Cleanup

Contact Cleanup Duplicates iPhone App

If you haven’t managed your contact book in a long time, and if you’ve just switched devices or sync services, chances are, you have a couple of duplicate contacts. Now, those are not bad to have. Much better to deal with duplicate contacts than to lose all your contacts at once. And now, dealing with duplicate contacts is quite easy as well. You can do it from the new Google Contacts web view.

But if you want to manage it on your iPhone, try the contact Cleanup app. Open the app, grant the contact book access, and tap on Duplicate Contacts to see a list. Tap on a contact to see all the details and then select the Merge button to merge the duplicate contacts.

You can automate this as well by going to the Auto Merge section.

Download: Contact Cleanup

9. Enhance Your Contact Book Using Contacts+

Contacts+ iPhone

Contacts+ is an alternative, third-party contact book app. You can think of it as an Evernote compared to the Apple Notes app. It’s feature rich and will give you options that the default app just won’t. You can sign in with your Google account to import all your contacts.

You can scan a business card to automatically all the information in a new contact card. All your data syncs across all your devices automatically as well. The app also has great organization features. You can manually tag and leave notes for apps and create custom groups for them.

The best part of Contacts+ is the Automatic Contact Enrichment feature. What this means is that the app will do the heavy lifting of finding a contact picture, social media profiles and more details for a contact. Say you only have an email for a contact. This feature will help you give their profile picture, LinkedIn profile and more. For business users, Contacts+ might be worth paying for just for this feature.

Download: Contacts+

10. Add Missing Profile Pictures to Contacts Using Vignette

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We’ve already talked about Vignette previously but it’s worth mentioning again in this list. Vignette is a neat little app that helps you find and add display pictures for your contacts. And it does so in a completely private manner. You don’t need to log in for an account and your contact book isn’t synced with any service.

It uses social media profiles to find profile photos that you can import instantly. The scanning feature is free but to actually change the photos, you’ll have to pay the one-time $4.99 fee.

Download: Vignette

Bonus: Cardhop

Cardhop is a relatively new app in the contact management space. It’s from the makers of Fantastical and it’s supposed to be the Fantastical for contacts. It will simplify and steamline your contact book while adding pro features. The best thing about it is the natural language processing. You can type something like “Stephen Whiskers 555-555-1000 [email protected]” and Cardhop will automatically save the contact with proper fields.

The search field pulls double duty. You can use it to create new contacts and search for particular contacts as well. You can search for something like “email Ron” and you’ll see a shortcut to quickly start typing an email to Ron (in your favorite email app) right there.

While Carhop is new and unproven, it brings a lot of smart features that will be appreciated by anyone in a business or job role. Plus, you can buy the app outright and it doesn’t have a subscription model (another plus in our books).

Download: Cardhop ($4.99)

How Do You Manage Your Contact Book?

Do you spend a lot of time managing your contact book? Do you try to make sure that all the important contacts are updated? Share your contact management workflow with us in the comments below.

Source: iPhone Hacks: The 10 Best iPhone Contacts Tips and Tricks by Khamosh Pathak

How to Mirror Netflix from iPhone to TV

Netflix has now stopped AirPlay support on Apple TV citing technical limitations. So now, when you try to AirPlay a video from iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV, it just won’t play. But not all is lost. If you’re trying to AirPlay content from your phone, your biggest reason might be the need to control playback from the iPhone itself. There are a couple of ways to can keep this experience going. Here’s how you can mirror Netflix from your iPhone to TV.

Mirror Netflix from iPhone to Your TV

Using Chromecast

Google Chromecast

The most reliable way of getting an AirPlay-like experience for Netflix is by buying a Chromecast. A Chromecast is Google’s streaming device. At around $30, it’s quite cheap. It doesn’t have a remote and is very simple to use. Once it’s set up and active, you’ll see a Cast icon in the Netflix app at the top.

Tap on it, and select your Chromecast. Now, anything you play on the Netflix app will be played on your TV via Chromecast. And you’ll be able to control the playback using your iPhone or iPad (similar to AirPlay).

There’s only a technical difference here. When you’re using AirPlay, the video is actually going through your device. On Chromecast, it’s directly going through the Chromecast device, connected to the web. This leads to a faster, more reliable connection.

Buy: Chromecast ($35)

Use Your Smart TV’s Netflix App

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If you own a smart TV, no matter how old, chances are that you’ll have a Netflix app in there. If it’s not installed already, you can download it from the library. After that, log in with your account and start streaming.

But you might not like the experience of using your TV’s remote to navigate the Netflix app. If so, use the Netflix 2nd Screen experience outlined below.

Using Netflix’s 2nd Screen Experience

A myriad of devices supports Netflix’s 2nd Screen experience. What this means is, you can turn the first device (your iPhone or iPad) into a remote for a second device which is the one playing the Netflix media.

For this to work, both devices need to be on the same Wi-Fi network and logged into the same account. A majority of Smart TVs, Play Station and more support this feature.

To find out of your device does or not, open the Netflix app on your TV (or device connected to your TV) and then open the Netflix app on your iPhone. Tap on the Cast button that appears on the top toolbar. If you see your device listed here, it means the 2nd Screen feature is supported.

Tap on it and now both your devices will be connected. Continue to browse around on your iPhone and when you finally find something that you like, tap on it. The playback will start instantly on your TV!

Other Methods to Watch Netflix on Your TV

Use an HDMI Cable and Your Laptop

If all fails, this is something that will still work, reliably. Just connect an HDMI cable from your Mac or Windows laptop to your TV. Then open the Netflix window in your browser. Make it full screen and as long as you’re in mirroring mode, you should see the content, along with the sound, coming through from the TV.

Miracast From Android Or Windows

You can think of Miracast as the new, wireless format of HDMI. If the technology is built into your Android phone, Windows PC and your TV, you can get Chromecast like casting feature without the need for any additional hardware. Just check online if Mircast is supported on your devices. And then like always, use the Cast button to connect to the available devices on your Wi-Fi network.

Mirror Using Google Chromecast on Mac

You might not know this but Netflix officially supports Google Chromecast is the Chrome browser as well. Make sure you’re running the latest version of Google Chrome which comes with Google Cast feature built-in. Then open Netflix in your browser, start playing something and then click on the Cast button to send it to your TV. You can continue to control the playback using Google Chrome on your computer.

How Do You Use Netflix On Your TV?

As you can see, even though Netflix has ended AirPlay support, it doesn’t mean all is lost. There are still many ways you watch Netflix on your TV where you can control it from your iPhone.

How do you watch Netflix? Share with us in the comments below.

Source: iPhone Hacks: How to Mirror Netflix from iPhone to TV by Khamosh Pathak

How to Download TikTok Videos on iPhone

TikTok is currently the most fun app for short-form videos. Yes, it’s even more popular than Instagram when it comes to vertical videos. The app, previously known as Musical.ly, lets users create fun 15 seconds lip-sync videos. You can spend hours just looking at fun videos in TikTok. But what if you want to download and save some of your favorite TikTok videos offline? Or share them with your friends on WhatsApp? That’s quite easy to do.

How to Download Videos in TikTok App

The app has a built-in download feature. And it works with most public facing and viral videos.

Step 1: Open the TikTok app and find the video you want to download.

Step 2: Tap on the Share button and select Save Video.

Download TikTok Videos iPhone app

Now, the video will be downloaded in the background and will be stored to your device, locally. To find the save video, open the Photos app and swipe to the bottom of the All Photos album.

How to Download TikTok Videos Using Instagram Stories

There are some videos which won’t have a Save Video button. But don’t worry, there’s a simple workaround. You just need the Instagram app installed (and logged in).

Step 1: Open the TikTok app and find the video.

Step 2: Tap on the Share button. You won’t find the Save Video button. Instead, tap on the Stories button (or Instagram button).

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Step 3: You’ll see the progress bar for saving the video. Then the app will open Instagram, with the screen for adding a new story. You’ll find the video here playing already.

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Step 4: Tap on the Download button from the top toolbar. The video has just been saved to your Camera Roll. Tap on the X button to exit the story view.

How to Download TikTok Videos Using Total Files App

If you don’t want to use Instagram, you can use a file manager app like Total Files to download the video.

Step 1: Open the TikTok app and find the video.

Step 2: Tap on the Share button and select Copy Link.

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Step 3: Open the Total Files app and tap on the Globe icon in the bottom-right.

Step 4: From the URL bar, paste in the link we just copied and tap on Go.

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Step 5: Play the video and it will play in full-screen view.

Step 6: Tap on the screen and the app will ask you if you want to download the video. Tap on the green Checkmark button and choose a destination.

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Step 7: Tap on the File icon and from the Local section, you’ll see the downloaded video right there. From here, tap on the Menu button next to the video for options. You can convert the video to audio, or upload to a cloud account. If you want to save it to Camera Roll, tap on Share and then choose Save Video.

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Download: Total Files (Free)

What Do You Think of TikTok?

Do you create videos for TikTok or you just like to watch them when you’re free? Share with us in the comments below.

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Source: iPhone Hacks: How to Download TikTok Videos on iPhone by Khamosh Pathak