Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable All Versions

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a library which is required by many applications on Windows to run and function properly. Many applications which are developed in C++ language also need components of Visual C++ redistributable library. The components of the Microsoft Visual C++ library are used to run everything developed in C++ language. Apps require different version of MS Visual C++ redistributable 2013/2015/2017/2008/2003/2012/2010. You should install them accordingly. 

You can easily see number of installations of Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable in “Apps and Features” in Control Panel. All the installations have different versions. There is always more than 1 package. As Microsoft keeps improving features of Visual C++, you will get updates with different versions. Sometimes few softwares require additional version of Microsoft Visual C++ and they will download & install it from internet before you can use them. 

VC++ redistributable

Just like you install JRE to run programs written in JAVA language, in the same way you need to install VC++ to run programs written in C++ language. 

VC++ Packages

You can easily download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for free. It can be downloaded manually from Microsoft website. If any software requires VC++ for its use then it can download it automatically after taking your permission. In these cases, software will download the correct version for itself. You can still download manually and install it for applications and softwares which are made on C++ language. 

Below we are giving you direct download links of VC++.  Download links are given for both 32 bit and 64 bit. Download VC++ accordingly. You also need to know that 32 bit won’t work in 64 bit properly. Please download the correct version and bit. 

Size of each download item below is around 20 MB. You can download them within seconds.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 

ARM : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 

ARM : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012 

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

32bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

64bit : Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

Installation Guide: After downloading the VC++ version, run the setup file. Accept the terms and condition and click on install button. It will barely take few seconds to install into your system. You will also get a confirmation window saying you have successfully installed VC++ redistributable into your system. 

Note: You need to download both 32bit and 64bit version of VC++ if you have 64bit Windows machine. Download and install both of them so that every application can use it without any difficulty. 

Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable expands the features of your system to multimedia. It installs many components automatically which are required by many softwares and apps. It mainly helps all programs, apps and games written in C++ language. If you have any problem while downloading or installing then you should comment below so that we can clarify regarding the problem. 

Windows 10 Product Activation Keys (All Versions Win 10)

Windows 10 is one of the most used operating system in the world. After failed attempts of Windows 8/8.1, Microsoft released Windows 10 with exciting features. All users welcomed it and switched to different version of Windows 10 immediately. There are many version of windows 10. You can install according to your needs. These keys will work perfectly in 2018. 

You should install Windows 10 home if you need to use the operating system at home. For businesses and organizations, you need to install Windows 10 Pro or Windows Enterprise version. Students must install Windows 10 Student edition from Microsoft. All of them have great features to use for everyone. Few different features may be present because of the kind of use. 

activate windows 10 keys

In order to activate Windows while installation, you need a generic key of Windows 10. Without a valid key, you won’t be able to proceed ahead in the installation. You should keep Windows 10 product activation keys to successfully install Windows 10. You don’t need to purchase generic keys of Windows 10. You can enter one of the keys mentioned below according to the version of the Windows 10 and you will be install it successfully for a trail period. You will be able to test and take trial of all Windows 10 feature during this period. However you still need to activate Windows 10 after the trial period ends. You can activate your copy of Windows 10 from settings of Windows 10. The below keys will work for both Windows 32 bit and Windows 64 bit. 

Below are product activation keys of Windows 10 Versions. Enter the product keys when asked according to your version. 

Windows 10 Activation Keys

Windows 10 version 1607/1703/1709

Enter the below mentioned keys when asked during installation of Windows 10 version. These are the generic keys which will activate your windows for a trial period of 90 days. 

Windows 10 Professional – W269N-WFGWX-YVC9B-4J6C9-T83GX

Windows 10 Professional N – MH37W-N47XK-V7XM9-C7227-GCQG9

Windows 10 Enterprise – NPPR9-FWDCX-D2C8J-H872K-2YT43

Windows 10 Enterprise N – DPH2V-TTNVB-4X9Q3-TJR4H-KHJW4

Windows 10 Education – NW6C2-QMPVW-D7KKK-3GKT6-VCFB2

Windows 10 Education N – 2WH4N-8QGBV-H22JP-CT43Q-MDWWJ

Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB – WNMTR-4C88C-JK8YV-HQ7T2-76DF9

Windows 10 Enterprise 2015 LTSB N – 2F77B-TNFGY-69QQF-B8YKP-D69TJ

Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB – DCPHK-NFMTC-H88MJ-PFHPY-QJ4BJ

Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB N – QFFDN-GRT3P-VKWWX-X7T3R-8B639

 

Windows Server 2016 All Versions

Below are Windows 10 Server generic keys. Enter it while installing Windows 10. 

Windows Server 2016 Datacenter – CB7KF-BWN84-R7R2Y-793K2-8XDDG

Windows Server 2016 Standard – WC2BQ-8NRM3-FDDYY-2BFGV-KHKQY

Windows Server 2016 Essentials – JCKRF-N37P4-C2D82-9YXRT-4M63B

 

Activation keys for Windows 10 Version 1803

Windows 10 Enterprise Evaluation – MNXKQ-WY2CT-JWBJ2-T68TQ-YBH2V

Windows 10 Enterprise – XGVPP-NMH47-7TTHJ-W3FW7-8HV2C

Windows 10 Professional Workstation – WYPNQ-8C467-V2W6J-TX4WX-WT2RQ

Windows 10 Education – 84NGF-MHBT6-FXBX8-QWJK7-DRR8H

Windows 10 Professional – VK7JG-NPHTM-C97JM-9MPGT-3V66T

You will be able to use all the functions and features of Windows 10 after using these keys. Note down the key somewhere for future use. You can also bookmark this page for further use while installing somewhere. 

How to activate Windows 10 Pro or Home Editions?

Follow the steps below to activate Windows 10 Home or pro edition. 

  1. Go to settings of Windows 10. 
  2. Open “Update and Security”. 
  3. Select Activation from left hand side. 
  4. Enter the licence key in the field asked. If you don’t have it, then click on go to store. You can purchase Windows 10 Pro or home activation keys on the windows store. The key will unlock and activate your Windows 10 version. 

How do you enter the product keys for Windows 10?

Follow the steps below to enter the product keys of Windows 10. 

  1. Go to Windows 10 settings. 
  2. Go to “Update and Security”. 
  3. Select “Activation” from left side. 
  4. Tap on “Change Product Key”. 
  5. Enter a valid product activation key and Windows will activate after web verification. 

How do you change product activation key of Windows 10 version?

Follow the steps below to change product keys of Windows 10 version.

  1. Go to Run. (Windows + R)
  2. Type “Slui”. 
  3. It will open product key dialog box where you can change it. 
  4. Enter the new activation key and press OK. 
  5. Windows will be activated after web verification. 

Difference between Windows 10 N and Windows 10 KN

Microsoft has released two special edition of Windows known as Windows 10N which is available for Europe and Windows 10 KN which is available for Korea. These Windows 10 versions lack few multimedia features but have rest of the features. 

It’s always recommended to purchase original version of Windows 10 specially for organizations to avoid any legal issues from Microsoft at any point of time. Now a days Windows 10 keys are available cheaply which can be purchased at a great discount on Amazon, Flipkart or any other ecommerce store. 

 

Top Ways to Factory Reset iPhone Without Password or iTunes 2018

You can perform factory reset on your iPhone without password or iTunes easily. There can be multiple reasons for performing a factory reset on your iPhone. Factory reset can be performed on iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5/4s. One of the common reasons for doing a factory reset is that people forget their passcode, pattern lock or iPhone is locked. You may also want to do factory reset because you want to sell your iPhone and want to delete every data and settings of your iPhone. 

Factory reset can be done in mainly 3 ways on a locked iPhone. You can do factory reset iPhone without passcode or without iTunes. You can also perform factory reset with iTunes. The most common way for performing a factory reset on a locked iPhone is using iTunes. 

Here are top 3 ways to factory reset iPhone X/8/7/6s/6/5s/5/4s :

  1. Factory Reset iPhone using iTunes (No Passcode or Password required)
  2. Factory Reset iPhone using iCloud ( No Passcode and No iTunes required)
  3. Factory Reset iPhone Without iTunes 

Lets see all the steps which are required to delete all data and setting from your iPhone using these methods. 

  1. Factory Reset iPhone Using iTunes – When you will use iTunes for factory reset then there is no passcode or password is required. Your iPhone must have been synched previously with iTunes. It’s the only precondition. You can do factory reset without Apple ID using this method. Now follow the steps below to do factory reset:
    • Connect your iPhone using iPhone lightening Cable to your Macbook or PC.
    • Open iTunes on your computer. 
    • Open “Summary Tab” in iTunes. Click on “Restore iPhone” option. Confirm the same in pop window. 
    • The process will be completed in few minutes. Wait for sometime. 
    • Use the latest backup file to restore your iPhone using iTunes.
      Restore iPhone iTunes
  2. Factory Reset iPhone using iCloud – There is no passcode or password is required. You don’t even need iTunes to factory reset your iPhone. You need your Apple ID and Password for logging into iCloud. Follow the steps below to login to iCloud to erase all data:
    • “Find My iPhone” must be enabled for this method to work. If you haven’t enabled find my iPhone earlier on your device then this method won’t work. 
    • Open “www.iCloud.com” on your browser. 
    • Login with Apple ID and Password through which you are signed into iPhone. 
    • Click “Find My iPhone” from the apps. 
    • Tap on “All devices” from the top of internet browser window. 
    • Select your iPhone and click on it to open various options. 
    • Tap on “Erase iPhone” option and it will erase all passcode, data and settings.
      iCloud Factory Reset iPhone
  3. Factory Reset iPhone Without iTunes – Factory resetting with iTunes creates a problem as it updates the software after restore. Many people don’t want to do that. They simply want to delete all data and settings without updating the software. You can do that by deleting all settings and data from iPhone itself. Your iPhone should be in unlocked condition. You need your passcode or password. Follow the steps below to factory reset your iPhone using iPhone settings: 
    • Tap on “Settings” in your iPhone. 
    • Tap on “General” in iPhone. 
    • Tap on “Reset“.
    • Now Tap on “Erase all Content and Settings“. 
    • It will erase all the data of your iPhone. 
    • Now you should backup iPhone using iCloud if you have a backup copy. 

Start setting up of your iPhone. During this you should select “Restore from iCloud” option. Sign in to iCloud and you will see all backup copies of the past. Select one of them and iPhone will start to restore from iCloud backup. Give it sometime before it downloads everything on your iPhone. 

4. Use Software – There are few softwares which tend to factory reset iPhone using the inbuilt functions. However they will use the same methods above. The only thing is that you don’t have to follow steps. These softwares must be paid for to use all functions. I highly recommend you to use free methods given above. In the process you will learn few things. 

Factory reset will help you get rid of problems like iPhone Black screen, iPhone Freeze Problem, iPhone WiFi connectivity problem, iPhone Unresponsiveness etc.. Hopefully you will be able to factory reset your iPhone without password or without iTunes. You can also factory reset iPhone without using Apple ID and Password. 

How to Fix iPhone 8 Stuck on Apple Logo Problem 2018

There are times when iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus get stuck on Apple logo while trying to boot up. It’s really when nothing happens and the screen just shows Apple logo. You are not able to do anything. No button will work properly. So what should you do when iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 Plus gets stuck on Apple logo? 

There are multiple reasons which causes your iPhone 8 to stuck on Apple logo. It can be a recent iOS system update that you installed. It may be jailbreak or malfunction of the iOS system in your iPhone. These reasons will make your iPhone unusable until you fix the issue. We are going to tell you few ways through which you can fix iPhone 8/ iPhone 8 plus getting stuck on Apple logo. 

iPhone 8 stuck on Apple logo

When an iPhone freezes on Apple logo or loading bar then there are few ways to resolve it fast. One of the fast method to resolve getting stuck on Apple logo is to force restart your iPhone. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus can also be force restarted to make go away of this problem. You can also force restart when your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 plus screen freezes or your swipe doesn’t works as it should. You can also force restart your iPhone when your touches and gestures lag too much. 

There are mainly 3 methods to fix iPhone getting stuck on Apple logo/Freeze:

  1. iPhone Force Restart
  2. Update iPhone via Recovery Mode
  3. DFU Mode 

1. Force Restart your iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

Follow the steps below to force restart your iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: 

  1. Press and quickly release volume up button of iPhone 8/iPhone 8 plus.
  2. Press and quickly release volume down button of iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus. 
  3. Press and hold side button or power button of iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus until you see apple logo. 
  4. Once you see Apple logo then your iPhone 8/iPhone 8 plus will restart. 
  5. Now it will work perfectly. 

2. Update your iPhone 8/8 Plus System via Recovery Mode

When your iPhone get frozen on Apple screen or stuck at loading bar or simply freezes at any app then you can enter into the recovery mode and update your iPhone iOS to get rid of these situations.

Follow the steps below to enter into the recovery mode of iPhone 8:

  1. Connect your iPhone 8/8 plus to a computer using Apple supplied USB cable. 
  2. Open iTunes on your computer and update it if you don’t have latest version. 
  3. Press and hold the side button/power button and volume down button until the screen turns off. 
  4. Keep holding side button and volume down button even after the apple logo appears on the iPhone 8 screen. 
  5. Once you see message “Connect to iTunes” message on iPhone screen then release the buttons. 
  6. iTune will pop up a message which have “update and restore” option. Click on Update to update iOS. 
  7. If update doesn’t work then you need to restore you iPhone. Restoring iPhone will delete all content and settings of your iPhone. 
  8. The above method won’t work on iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/6S. You need to press the home button instead of side button along with volume down button. 

3. Restore iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus Using DFU Mode 

If your iPhone 8 is stuck on Apple logo or loading bar while switching on then you can try DFU mode as the last option to fix your iPhone. DFU is device firmware upgrade. DFU mode will completely fix the phone by reloading firmware and software. It will also delete all the data and settings of your phone. Please backup your phone before you try out this method. Save all the important photos,videos, music and documents before entering into the DFU mode. 

Follow the below steps to enter into the DFU mode and restore your iPhone:

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer/mac using lightening cable supplied by Apple. 
  2. Open iTunes on your computer/macbook.
  3.  Press and hold side button/power button and volume down for 10 seconds. 
  4. Keep holding the volume down for 10 seconds and release the side button. If you will hold it right then your iPhone will enter into the DFU mode. iPhone screen will remain black.
  5. Once you are in DFU mode of iPhone, iTunes will pop up a windows. 
  6. Click on “Restore” option to restore your iPhone 8/8 Plus.  
  7. If any apple logo or anything else appears then you need to do above steps again. 

Hopefully you will be able to follow the methods and fix your iPhone 8. DFU methods works much better than first 2 methods but it will lead to data loss. Backup your iPhone before performing any action on your iPhone to fix the Apple logo stuck problem. 

Fixed: iPhone 8 Ringer Volume Not Working

It’s really annoying when we miss important calls and texts from our beloved ones because ringer volume on your iPhone isn’t working properly. Problem is being observed with the latest release of iPhone 8. The iPhone 8 won’t ring for many people and you may be missing a lot of important calls. The iPhone 8 ringer volume not working is possible due to some settings in your iPhone. It may not be a hardware issue. You are simply not able to find or configure the iPhone 8 ringer volume. 

We are going to tell you what to do when iPhone 8 ringer volume doesn’t work for you properly. You should follow the methods below to fix it in not time. You need to change few settings in your iPhone 8 here and there and you will be able to resolve the problem in no time. iPhone 8 won’t ring problem will go away. 

iPhone ringer volume not working

Here are few solutions to fix iPhone 8 ringer volume not working : 

  1. Silent Switch of iPhone 8
  2. Increase Ringer Volume to Full in settings of iPhone 8
  3. iPhone 8 charging port debris. 
  4. Disable Do Not Disturb. 
  5. Repair your iPhone 8 at Apple service center. 

Here’s how to fix iPhone 8 won’t ring in detail:

  1. iPhone 8 Silent Switch – Every iPhone has a silent switch at the side of the iPhone through which you can quickly toggle iPhone 8 ringer to ON or OFF. You should check the silent switch of the iPhone 8 whether it’s in off mode or on mode. If it’s off then iPhone 8 ringer volume won’t work. You need to turn it On by pulling it towards front of iPhone 8 screen. 
    • Check the switch and change the direction of it. 
    • You will get notification on iPhone 8 screen whether ringer volume is OFF or ON. 
    • Normally if you pull the switch towards iPhone screen the ringer volume turns ON and if you pull towards back then it turns OFF. 
    • Make sure you have turned it ON so that ringer volume works properly for your iPhone 8. 
  2. Increase Ringer Volume in iPhone 8 Settings – There is a chance that ringer volume of your iPhone 8 is set to low or silent. Even if your iPhone is playing sounds from other applications then also ringer volume wont’ work because it’s set of independently to low or silent. You need to change the same by going to settings in iPhone 8. Follow the steps below:
    • Go to Settings >> Sounds and Haptics. 
    • Now drag the ringer and alert slider to full volume. 
    • There is also setting in sounds through which can change ringer volume with side buttons. Make sure it’s turned on so that you don’t have to go to settings always. 
  3. Dust/Debris in Charging port of iPhone 8 – It’s a very common problem where iPhone charging port accumulates debris inside the charging port. If there is debris present inside the charging port then your earphone won’t work properly. Even your charger wont’ work properly. You need to take out that debris by using some sharp strong pin (don’t use metal) which doesn’t break inside. Use a torch to see carefully inside the port and clean it carefully. 
  4. Disable Do Not Disturb – If Do not disturb is enabled on your iPhone 8 then you won’t hear it ring. You need to disable the DND via settings of your iPhone 8. You can also turn it off via control center of the iPhone 8. Swipe up the control center from the bottom of the screen and tap on do no disturb mode if it’s turned on. You will also see a moon icon in the right corner of the iPhone 8 which shows that Do Not Disturb is turned on. 
    • If you are not hearing the ringer volume while driving then there is a chance that Do not disturb while driving is ON. You need to turn it off through settings. 
    • You can schedule the Do Not Disturb by going to Settings >> Do Not Disturb >> Schedule.
  5. Repair at Apple Service Center – The last solution to this problem is to visit Apple service center and let them check out the problem. Either they will fix it for you asap or will take some time before fixing and returning your device. 
    • Make sure iPhone 8 is under warranty before you visit service center. Else you will be given quote for the problem. 
    • Most of the problems are fixed right away if parts are available there. 
    • Apple repairs are covered by a 90 day warranty. You can take them back if you have any problem within 90 days for free check up and repair. 
    • You also need to make a Genius bar appointment from Apple website which will ease everything when you visit them. 
    • Make sure you never replaced iPhone part with a non-iPhone part. In such cases it wont’ be repaired. Always use genuine parts even if you repairing it. 

However most of the time iPhone 8 Ringer volume won’t ring due to settings in iPhone 8. You simply need to checkout the settings as mentioned in the above methods and hopefully you will be able to make your iPhone 8 ringer volume work asap. 

If you have found any other method which worked out for your iPhone then please tell us in the comments so that we can include the same in the list. 

 

Fixed: AirPods Not Connecting to Macbook 2018

You newly bought Airpods are not connecting to your Macbook and you have no idea why. You must have tried all the possible ways to make the Airpods get connected to Macbook so that you can listen to your favorite music wirelessly. If your iOS devices are linked to the iCloud account then Airpods will pair quickly with them without any problem. However not all things go as shown in launch videos. Right? Keep reading the methods to know why your Airpods won’t connect to your Macbook. 

There can be multiple reasons behind Airpods not connecting successfully with Macbook. The reasons can be charging problem, Bluetooth pairing problem, Airpods as output device problem or may be it’s the charging case of the Airpods. 

airpods won't connect to mac

Update your Macbook to latest version

You need to make sure that your macbook is running the latest MacOS. The latest operating system for Macbook is MacOS Sierra. If you don’t have latest OS in your Macbook then Airpods won’t connect for sure. Update your Mac now or just check whether it has the latest OS. 

To Update: Click on the Apple logo at the upper left hand corner of mac screen and tap on About This Mac. A popup will appear when you will click on on about this mac. Tap on software update to update the MacOS if it doesn’t show MacOS sierra. 

If you have updated MacOS and your AirPods are still not connecting to Mac then follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Turn ON Macbook Bluetooth – To connect any bluetooth device to your Macbook then bluetooth should be turned on. Go to System Preferences >> Tap on Bluetooth >> Turn ON Bluetooth. Your Macbook will say “Bluetooth ON” when it’s turned on.  
    • Bluetooth can also be turned on clicking on bluetooth icon in the upper right hand corner of macbook. It will be black when turned on and grey when turned off. Tap on Bluetooth icon and tap on “Turn Bluetooth ON”.

  2. Put Airpods into Bluetooth Pairing Mode – Bluetooth pairing mode allows Airpods to connect to other bluetooth devices. It will also connect devices which are not linked with your iCloud account. If the iPhone or macbook isn’t logged into iCloud account then activate the bluetooth pairing mode on the Airpods. It will make them connect to your Mac without any problem. Follow below steps to switch on Bluetooth pairing mode: 
    • Put Airpods into charging case and keep the lid of case open. 
    • Press and hold the setup button which is at the back of the charging case. 
    • When bluetooth pairing mode is turned ON then status light will flash white.

  3. Connect Airpods to Macbook Manually Airpods are mainly designed and constructed so that they can get linked to any iOS devices linked to your iCloud account. However due to technical reasons, It may not work like that and you have to connect airpods to mac manually. When automatic connection isn’t happening then connect manually. Follow the steps given below to connect Airpods manually:
    • Open charging case of Airpods.
    • Go to System Preferences >> Bluetooth  in your Macbook.
    • Make sure the Bluetooth is turned ON for your Mac.
    • In the devices list, double click Airpods. 
    • Now Airpods will get manually connected to Macbook. 
    • Note: You can also get manually connected to Airpods by clicking the Bluetooth icon in upper right corner of mac and then selecting Airpods to get connected.

  4. Forget Airpods as Bluetooth Device – Sometimes Airpods don’t get connected even when you manually click on Airpods from the list of bluetooth devices. It may be due to some technical reasons. In order to make things work, you can forget the Airpods from the Bluetooth device list and then try to get connected again just like first time. Follow the steps given below to forget Airpods and list it freshly in bluetooth devices list. 
    • Go to system preferences. 
    • Click on Bluetooth icon. 
    • Select Airpods from list of device and click on X in front of it. 
    • Click on “Forget Device” when any alert appears. 
    • Now try to reconnect Airpods to Macbook after sometime. Most of the time this method works perfectly and Airpods get connected successfully.

  5. Airpods as Output Device – Whether you know or not but you need to select output device for the sounds produced by Macbook. Macbook is smart enough to detect headphones, speakers and such things and changes the output device accordingly but sometimes due to technical reasons it doesn’t get changed. It causes problem for the person. You may think that Airpods are not connecting properly to Mac however output device didn’t change in actual. You can fix it by selecting Airpods as your output device in sound settings. 
    • Make sure Macbook Bluetooth is turned on and Airpods charging case is open.
    • Go to System Preferences >> Click Sound >> Click on Output tab
    • Select Airpods as the output device and test it by playing some music on mac. 
    • In case you don’t see Airpods then first connect it to Mac using Bluetooth.

  6. Charge Airpods charging case and Charge your Airpods – The charging case that comes with Airpods has an inbuilt battery inside it. You need to make sure that it’s charged from time to time. It can be charged with or without Airpods. You also need to charge Airpods. Enough battery is required on Airpods to function properly. A low battery will cause issues while connecting with your mac. Put your Aipods in the charging case to charge it. 
    1. Green Status Light – Airpods are fully charged. 
    2. Amber Status Light – Less than one full charge. 
    3. White Flash – Airpods are ready to be connected to one of the bluetooth devices.

  7. Check for Debris in Charging CaseYou should check for dust and debris in the charging case and Airpods. If there is debris in the charging case then it will create problem in Airpods charging. We normally see debris being present in iPhone charging. We need to carefully clean it up for proper functioning of the device.

  8. Reset Airpods – One of the last solution from our side to reset your Airpods. You can reset Airpods from charging case. It will fix minor issues related to connectivity with bluetooth devices. A reset will give Airpods a fresh start to connect with your mac. Follow steps below to reset your Airpods: 
    1. Press and hold setup button on charging case. 
    2. Release button when status light flashes amber few times and then white. 
    3. It will reset your Airpods and you can now connect with your mac without any problem just like first time.

  9. Repair your Airpods – There is always a chance of hardware issues. In such cases you need to get your Airpods checked at authorized Apple service center. If Airpods are under warranty then get them replaced as soon as possible. If they are repairable then someone there will surely fix it up for you. There is 1 year warranty available for Airpods. 

After trying all the above things, hopefully you will get easily connected to your macbook for listening to your favorite music and watch videos. If you are still having difficulty in connecting after trying all 8 methods above then go for 9th one fast and get them replaced. 

 

Fix iPhone X Screen Unresponsive Issue 2018

iPhone X has lots of problems as it’s a new device. People have reported that their iPhone X screen becomes unresponsive due to some issues and they are not able to swipe or do anything on their iPhone. It disables swipes and gestures on iPhone and many people are unable to turn off their iPhone X due to unresponsive screen. The unresponsive screen makes your swipes and gesture lag very much. There will be a notable delay before your swipe action takes place. Taps on the screen take a lot of time and sometimes they are ignored completely. For most of the people, the screen of the iPhone X freezes completely and they are not able to do anything. 

There are simple solution available to this problem when your iPhone X screen is not working properly or becomes completely unresponsive. This is a quite rare issue but it’s really annoying if it happens with us. Make sure that your iPhone X display is clean and there isn’t any obstruction such as screen protector or case which is causing the touch problem in your iPhone X. You can start the troubleshooting methods when you think that everything is okay. 

iPhone X screen unresponsive

What causes iPhone X touchscreen to become unresponsive?

There can be 3 main reasons for unresponsive touch screen of your iPhone X. If your iPhone X screen is becoming unresponsive while using certain app that you downloaded on your iPhone X recently there certainly the problem is limited to that app only. You should uninstall that faulty app by doing a soft reset of iPhone X. 

The freeze and unresponsiveness can also be caused due to faulty updates to apps or iOS. Apple keeps releasing updates for iPhone X from time to time. As it’s a new device, lots of updates in the new iOS keeps coming. There is a chance that some faulty update is causing the problem in your iPhone X. Updates cause conflicts to system functions. Minor bugs are always downloading new updates which fixes the problem. Major problems can only be removed by doing a hard reset option. 

The third reason can be hardware issue. If you ever dropped off your iPhone or phone got exposed to liquid then there is a chance that it’s a hardware issue. It can only be cured at Apple service center. As there is no software issue, you can’t fix it yourself. You need to take it to service center. 

How to Fix Frozen/Unresponsive iPhone X Screen

You can quickly fix frozen/unresponsive iPhone X screen by force restarting the device. Follow the steps below to quickly force reboot of your iPhone X. It will fix up every software issue. 

  1. Press and release the volume up button of iPhone X. 
  2. Press and release the volume down button of iPhone X. 
  3. Press and hold power button/side button of iPhone X until you see Apple logo on screen. It can take up to 30 seconds. 
  4. Once you see the Apple logo then release the power button and your iPhone X will boot up as usual. 

Once the phone restarts then your screen will work perfectly just like new phone with all the swipes and gestures working perfectly. The force reboot solution doesn’t take much time and your iPhone X will be up and running in no time. 

What’s Next: Update the iOS on the iPhone X immediately

You should immediately update the iOS on your iPhone X. Update your iOS to the latest version or just check whether your iPhone requires an update or not. Follow the steps below to update your iPhone to the latest version of iOS:

  1. First backup of your data via iCloud or backup via iTunes. 
  2. Go to Settings >> General >> Software update.
  3. The phone will start checking for updates. 
  4. Now proceed with iOS update download and installation. 

If the above solution didn’t work out for you then you can perform a device firmware upgrade (DFU) mode on your device. 

The next troubleshooting step is DFU recovery on your iPhone X. This the last solution to fix the unresponsiveness of the iPhone X screen. It will also fix any other issues such as WiFi issues, network issues or any other software or app related problems. Follow the below steps to enter into the DFU recovery mode for your iPhone X. 

  1. Connect your iPhone X to a computer using the USB cable provided by the Apple. 
  2. Open the iTunes program on the computer. 
  3. Press and hold side button/power button and volume down button on your iPhone x for at least 10 seconds. If the Apple logo appears then you held the button for too long. repeat the steps again. 
  4. If no Apple logo appears then release the power button and keep holding the volume down button for few more seconds. 
  5. If iPhone X screen remains black and you are alerted with a message on iTunes saying that it has detected iPhone then you are successfully into DFU mode. 
  6. Now follow the on screen instruction in iTunes on computer to restore your iPhone X. 

Hopefully your problem will be resolved by these two methods. If you discovered any other method then please inform us in the comments below so that we can include that method also. 

Fix iPhone X Won’t Turn Off When It’s Frozen Problem 2018

One of the most common problem in high end smartphones is the power problem. What will you do if your Phone screen gets stuck on to something and won’t t turn off? What will you do if your Phone won’t turn on? The problem occurs in all the phone including iPhones. Many users of iPhone X and iPhone 8 have reported the problem that their iPhone froze and now it’s won’t turn off. Users have also reported iPhone X black screen and how their iPhone won’t turn on. If you are reading the article then there is a chance that you already have the problem where you iPhone is causing power related trouble. 

We are going to tell you few ways through which you can troubleshoot the power problem of your iPhone and fix it within no time. Follow the given method below to see if your problem gets resolved. If the iPhone power won’t turn off problem goes away then you are good else you can try some advanced method restore iPhone X to fix the issue. 

There are mainly 2 issues which your iPhone X not to turn off or turn on: 

  1. Software issues
  2. Hardware issues

Software issue is the most common in such cases. Many people think that their battery is not working properly or the phone is dead. However they ignore the software issue which causes malfunction of the iPhone and wont’ let it turn off or turn on. In such cases you need to restore the iPhone X through recovery mode or using iTune restore method. The software in many phones crashes and it needs to be restored for full functionality again. 

There are hardware issues in the iPhone X if you have dropped it somewhere or there is a liquid exposure to it. If such is the case then it needs to fixed at Apple service center. You should not fix it yourself. You could damage it even more. Take it to your nearest service center to troubleshoot the issue. 

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How to Fix your iPhone X if it’s not turning OFF or turning ON?

Your options are pretty much limited if the iPhone X is stuck and it’s not turning off. Problems are also limited even if the iPhone X is not turning on. The iPhone screen becomes unresponsive and nothing will happen. The iPhone X screen will get frozen and you won’t be able to do anything. You will try to turn off your phone and it won’t turn off. In fact nothing will happen. In these cases try the method given below to fix your iPhone X won’t turn off problem.

  1. Power OffPress the side button/power button of your iPhone X to see if the RED power button appears on the screen. Try it for 2-3 times before you give up. If it doesn’t work then try the next method to troubleshoot the issue. Before you try the next method, make sure that your iPhone X is charged enough for the process. If it’s not charged then connect the phone with Apple provided charger to charge it for few minutes before you use it.
     
  2. Force Restart of iPhone X – If you are not sure what happened with your iPhone X then you should assume that it’s a software crash in your iPhone and you should first try to fix the software issues via force restart of the iPhone X. If the screen is frozen or unresponsive then certainly it’s a software issue and you should force restart your iPhone X to fix it immediately. Follow below steps to force restart your iPhone X: 
    1. Press and quickly release volume up button of iPhone X. 
    2. Press and quickly release volume down button of iPhone X. 
    3. Press and hold power button/side button of iPhone X for few seconds until you see Apple logo on the screen. The side button must be pressed for at least 20-30 seconds because sometime the screen is unresponsive because of the black screen. 
    4. Now the iPhone X will restart in the process.

  3. Let the battery go to 0% – Many people have reported that automatic shutdown of your iPhone X when the battery goes to 0% fixed the problem. If the force restart doesn’t work then you should try out this method. Once the phone is discharged completely then connect the phone to Apple provided lightening cable and charge it for atleast 30 minutes. Now turn on the phone. It will turn on and work perfectly. 

Most probably the problem of not turning OFF/ turning ON will be fixed by force restart of the iPhone X. Force restart is different than normal reboot and that’s why it works much better in troubleshooting the problems in iPhone and iPad. Follow the above given steps one oby one and you will fix iPhone X won’t turn off issue in few minutes. 

 

How to Fix iPhone X Black Screen Problem 2018

Many people are facing problem with the black screen of death in iPhone X. The iPhone X gets stuck on black screen and it won’t power on easily. The problem may be caused due to hardware damage or software related issues. If the problem is software related then we can fix it by trying certain steps mentioned below. If the black screen is coming due to hardware issues such as hard fall or liquid exposure then you won’t be able to fix it. You need to give it at apple service center to fix it. However most of the times the black screen on iPhone X comes because of system crashes which is software related issue. Many people have fixed the problem by following below methods. You can try these simple troubleshooting methods to fix iPhone X black screen and won’t power on problem. You can also take any friends help who have encountered such problems and ask them how did they fix it. It’s one of the best solutions. 

Let’s see some of the troubleshooting fixes that you can apply on your iPhone X to fix black screen issue. 

  1. Force Restart of iPhone X
  2. Charge iPhone X for sometime. 
  3. Force Restart while charging. 
  4. Use iTunes on laptop to fix iPhone X black screen. 

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Now I am going to explain as how you can use these methods to remove black screen in your iPhone X. 

  1. Force Restart of iPhone X – The first solution to any problem in iPhone to restart the iPhone immediately. A force restart is always preferred for iPhone and iPad. You can force restart your iPhone just like usual reboot but it’s carried out in a different way by iPhone. There are normally 3 ways to force restart iPhone X. They are listed below: 
    1. Press and hold power button of the iPhone until Apple logo appears. 
    2. Press and quickly release volume up button of iPhone X.
    3. Press and quickly release volume up button of iPhone X.

    Normally if the iPhone X crashed or froze due to software issues or any other technical problem then press these buttons on your iPhone X until the Apple logo appears and phone finally boots up. Most probably it will resolve the issue. 

  2. Charge iPhone X for sometime – Sometimes people get confused discharging of the iPhone X for black screen. Now the iPhone X is out of power so it will also won’t turn on. You will continue to think that it’s happening because of the black screen problem. You need to make sure that your iPhone X is charged before you assume that it’s having problem due to hardware of software issues. Connect your charger and let your iPhone X charge for sometime. Charge your phone for atleast 30 minutes. This much of time is enough for your iPhone to power on without any difficulty. Make sure you have the original Apple charger to charge the iPhone. Other local chargers may not provide fast charging and may not be compatible with iPhone X. Always use original charger to avoid any other kind of issues such as slow charging or iPhone not charging at all.

  3. Force Restart While Charging – Sometimes few apps cause lot of problem and they drain your battery very quickly making your iPhone unusable. These apps use massive amount of battery life causing your iPhone X to shut down. Connect your iPhone X to an original Apple supplied charger and force restart your iPhone X. Use the first method to force restart your iPhone X. As the iPhone is connected to charger, it won’t shut down and force restart will work perfectly. A restart will also fix apps which are causing the problem. It will also allow your device to charge normally just like previously. If you believe some newly installed app was causing the problem then you can uninstall those apps. Hopefully if the problem was caused due to an app then it will be fixed with this method.

  4. Use iTunes on a computer to fix black screen – The last method that can be used to troubleshoot the issue is to fix it using iTunes on a PC. Connect your iPhone X to a windows or macbook using the lightening cable provided by the Apple. Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed in your system. Connect your iPhone and let iTunes recognize your iPhone. Once it’s connected then create backups of all the important items of your iPhone. Once you have created the backup then you can restore your iPhone using 2 methods: 
    1. Recovery Mode
    2. DFU Mode

    Both these methods are advanced methods to restore your iPhone if there is any major software issue with your iPhone and it’s getting stuck on black screen. 

For Recovery Mode on iPhone, follow easy steps given below: 

With you iPhone connected to computer, perform a force restart with below steps:

  • Press and quickly release the volume up button of iPhone X.
  • Press and quickly release the volume down button of iPhone X. 
  • Press and hold the power button when you see connect to iTunes screen. Don’t release buttons as you need to enter the recovery mode of the iPhone X. 
  • On next screen, you will one option out of Restore or update. 
  • Select UPDATE to update the iOS if it’s there otherwise select restore. 

Wait until iTunes reinstalls the iOS on your iPhone X without deleting your data. iTunes will download the updates and installs it on your device. If download time takes longer and your iPhone exist connect to iTunes option then you should wait for the download to complete. Once it complete then you should perform the previous steps to reach recovery mode again. 

If the recovery mode failed to fix the problem then you should try much advanced method which is DFU ( Device Firmware Upgrade ). Device firmware upgrade is one of the last methods to fix any software glitch which made you iPhone unusable and made it to malfunction. You also need to make sure that there is no physical damage or liquid exposure to the iPhone X. If DFU restore methods fails then there is a higher chance of iPhone to brick. 

Follow the below steps to perform a DFU mode restore: 

  • Close any running programs on your computer so that no program can interrupt with the DFU mode restore on your iPhone X. 
  • Connect your iPhone X to computer using Apple supplied USB cable. 
  • Press and hold the power button for few seconds while it’s connected to computer. 
  • Keep pressing power button and press & hold volume down button for atleast 10 seconds. If the Apple logo appears then you have to do it all over again. 
  • If you see no Apple logo then release the power button and keep pressing the volume down button for another few seconds. 
  • If your iPhone X screen stays black and you will be alerted with a message on iTunes that “iTune has detected your iPhone”. Now you have entered the DFU recovery mode. Follow the onscreen instructions on your computer for DFU restore mode. 
  • If you don’t see any alert message then you need to do it all over again. 

You can always pay for such service at local service center if you are not willing to take the risks. If you are not that much tech savy then it’s always recommended to take help from friends or youtube videos for complete help. 

Hardware Damage and Repair 

If none of the above methods worked then there is a chance that it’s a hardware damage caused due to fall or liquid exposure. Your iPhone X must be repaired at Apple service center in such cases. If your iPhone is under warranty then you should get it checked at Apple service center. Don’t try to fix it yourself by opening the iPhone. You will damage it even more and even won’t be able to fix the black screen problem.

Hopefully iPhone X black screen issue will be resolved by following the above methods. 

Comment if you have found any other method to fix the iPhone X getting stuck on black screen. 

Why Does My iPhone Wi-Fi Keeps Disconnecting by itself

Few of you must have encountered a situation where your iPhone Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting by itself. You have to connect to a wireless network again manually. People also toggle Wi-Fi option to connect again to their network. You can also toggle Airplane mode to connect to a known Wi-Fi network automatically. “iPhone Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting by itself” problem can be caused by number of reasons. However it can be fixed by making some changes in the settings. We don’t our iPhone or iPad Wi-Fi to get disconnected by itself. 

The iPhone Wi-Fi disconnection can be created by many problems such as poor signal, fluctuating signal, malfunctioning software on your device or may be the Wi-Fi receptor got damaged due to drop or exposure to liquid. Most of the above problems can be easily fixed beside the last one which is hardware damage. You should give the iPhone to a service center in case of hardware damage. 

Here is the list of solutions to resolve “iPhone Wi-Fi Keeps Disconnecting itself” issue:

  1. Network Problem
  2. Toggle Wi-Fi
  3. Toggle Bluetooth
  4. Forget Network Setting
  5. Toggle Wi-Fi Assist
  6. Reset Network Settings
  7. Airplane Mode + Wi-Fi option
  8. Change DNS servers
  9. Renew Lease
  10. Software Updates
  11. Hardware Issues

Let’s take a look into problems and their solutions one by one:

1. Network Problem

The first thing that you should do when your iPhone or iPad Wi-Fi keeps dropping automatically is to check your network. The network might be creating all the problem. Take another phone or computer. Connect to the same Wi-Fi network that your iPhone is trying to connect. If your computer or phone is able to connect successfully then then problem must be in your iPhone or iPad. 

Make sure that your iPhone is in proper range of the network else the Wi-Fi network will keep dropping. You should also make sure that there is no device causing interference. Devices such as baby monitor or cordless phone can cause a great amount of trouble for some routers. Keep those devices away and connect to the Wi-Fi network and see if it improved the issue. 

The last thing you can do is to switch off the router for few seconds and turn it on. Now connect your iPhone to wireless network. Check if the iPhone stopped dropping Wi-Fi connection. 

2. Toggle Wi-Fi 

Many times the biggest problems have easiest solutions to them. If you are having problem with the Wi-Fi network then this solution is one of the best for you. Open the Wi-Fi from status bar or go to settings. Turn OFF the Wi-Fi for few seconds then turn it ON again. Your iPhone will automatically get connected to the known network. Check for few minutes whether your iPhone or iPad is still having problem of dropping Wi-Fi network. 

3. Toggle Bluetooth

Many iPhone and iPad users have reported that Bluetooth is causing problem with the Wi-Fi connection. Open the Bluetooth from settings. You can also open Bluetooth from status bar of the iPhone. Tap the Bluetooth to turn it off. Now connect to the Wi-Fi network and check whether the problem still exists or not. If the problem isn’t resolved then move on the next method. 

4. Forget Network Setting

Forget Network setting is one of the best solutions to many Wi-Fi problems. There is a chance that there is some problem in the current Wi-Fi network. You should forget the current Wi-Fi network and reconnect to the network again. Follow the below steps to forget network in iPhone and iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings” of the iPhone or iPad. 
  2. Tap on “Wi-Fi” option. 
  3. Tap on little blue icon next to your Wi-Fi network. 
  4. Tap on “Forget Network” option.
  5. Go back to Wi-Fi option. 
  6. Search for the network. Now connect to the network with the right password. 
  7. This solution has helped many people fix the automatic dropping of the Wi-Fi connection in iPhone and iPad. 

5. Toggle Wi-Fi Assist

Wi-Fi assist is an option which is present in both iOS and android devices. Wi-Fi assist option helps your phone switch between mobile data and Wi-Fi connection when the Wi-Fi connectivity is poor. If your iPhone is dropping Wi-Fi signal then it may be because of Wi-Fi assist. The network connectivity might be poor at your location. Your phone will keep switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi. When Wi-Fi connectivity will get better then it will connect your phone to wireless network. You won’t like this thing. We always want either mobile data or Wi-Fi to work continuously rather than keep switching. 

Follow the below method to switch off the Wi-Fi Assist option on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings” of your iPhone. 
  2. Tap on “Mobile Data
  3. Keep on scrolling down until you see “Wi-Fi Assist” option.
  4. Disable the setting by sliding the button to the left. 

Now it will stop switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi that will also resolve your Wi-Fi issue of keep disconnecting. 

6. Reset Network Settings

Most of the network related problem in your iPhone and iPad can be easily fixed by restoring the network settings. Network settings reset will remove previous settings of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular settings which will help you get rid of problems. You can start fresh and enter new settings that can work perfectly. Don’t forget to remember your networks and their passwords because they will be wiped off during the reset. 

Follow the below steps to reset network settings on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings” of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on “General” option.
  3. Tap on “Reset” option.
  4. Tap on “Reset Network Reset” option. 
  5. Enter your passcode and follow the next steps to reset. 

Restart your phone and connect to the wireless network. Keep checking whether the problem got resolved or not. If the Wi-Fi dropping still exists on your iOS device then proceed to the next step. 

7. Airplane Mode + Wi-Fi option

Many people have reported that this method has worked for them in iPhone. The mobile network might be interfering with the wireless network and creating the disconnection problem. Follow the below trick to connect your iPhone properly to Wi-Fi:

  1. Turn ON Airplane mode. 
  2. Go to “Settings” of iPhone.
  3. Tap on “Wi-Fi” and switch it ON.
  4. Connect to your desired wireless network. 
  5. Turn OFF Airplane mode. 

People have claimed that it fixed their Wi-Fi issues such as dropping of Wi-Fi signal every now and then. You must try out this technique and see for yourself whether it’s working or not. 

8. Change DNS Servers 

Changing DNS servers of the wireless network has also helped people get rid of the problem. You can change the wireless network DNS servers to one of Google servers or open DNS servers. It will help your iPhone get rid of “Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting” issue. 

Follow the below steps to change DNS servers on iPhone and iPad:

  1. Go to “Settings” of iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on “Wi-Fi” option at the top. 
  3. Tap on little blue icon next to the connected wireless network. 
  4. You will see that under IP Address >> DHCP, DNS servers are located with some random IP address. 
  5. Note down the current DNS used. 
  6. Click on the DNS server address and it will become editable.
  7. Enter “8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4” for Google’s DNS or “208.67.222.222, 208.67.220.220” for Open DNS.
  8. Go back to Wi-Fi and let the it auto connect. 

Many iPhone users fixed their Wi-Fi problem by changing the DNS servers like this. If it didn’t help you out then you should change back DNS to the previous IP address that you noted down. 

9. Renew DHCP Lease

Renewing DHCP lease has also helped people in solving their iPad or iPhone disconnecting issue. You must try out this option to see whether it works for your network or not. 

Follow the below steps to renew DHCP lease on iPhone and iPad:

  • Go to “Settings” of iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on “Wi-Fi” option at the top. 
  • Tap on little blue icon next to the connected wireless network. 
  • Scroll down and click on “Renew Lease” option.
  • A pop will appear. Tap on “Renew Lease” again. 
  • It will renew the DHCP lease. 

10. Software Updates

If you recently updated your iPhone or iPad to a new iOS or installed some new features through update feature then there is a chance that problem is being created by the new update. People who have upgraded to iOS 11 from iOS 10 complained about many problems regarding Wi-Fi networks. It was because of the upgrade. If you upgraded and experiencing Wi-Fi disconnection issues because of the software update then you should wait for the next update. Most probably the new update will fix the issue of dropping Wi-Fi connection. 

11. Hardware Issues

Hardware issues can become a real time headache as they will cause a long term damage to your iPhone until your repair it at the Apple service center. If you dropped your iPhone or iPad or if it got exposed to liquid then you started experiencing problems in your Wi-Fi connection or any other things then you must take your phone to service center. They will fix the issue. Hardware issues should not be handled by yourself. 

Most probably one of the above solutions will help you fix “iPhone or iPad Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting by itself”. If you found any other method then comment below so that we can include the same in our list.