Saint https://www.saintlad.com Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:55:28 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://www.saintlad.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-7-32x32.png Saint https://www.saintlad.com 32 32 How to Change Your PSN Name on PS4 https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-change-psn-name-on-ps4/ https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-change-psn-name-on-ps4/#respond Fri, 12 Apr 2019 09:57:24 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79789 FINALLLY. It’s here. 🍾 After years of flooding the PS4 subreddit and Sony forums hoping every day may be THE […]

The post How to Change Your PSN Name on PS4 appeared first on Saint.

]]>
FINALLLY. It’s here. 🍾

After years of flooding the PS4 subreddit and Sony forums hoping every day may be THE day you get a chance to change your embarrassing PSN Name to something more “respectable” by your troops

Well, here it is. You can now officially change your PSN Name ID.

 

how to change psn name id on ps4
me rn

 

Of course, just like any corporation, Sony is banking on this feature. 

The pricing works simply as follows: If you wish to change your PSN Name more than one time, you pay. 

The first name change is free. After that, if you’d like to change it again, then it’ll cost you $9.99 each time. 

If you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber then the price to change names will drop down to $4.99 for each time.

One other feature that came with this new announcement is that, as Sony claims, you can choose to rollback to a previous PSN Name for free as long as those old PSN Name still belongs to you.

You can also smooth the adjustment process of having a new name where you can turn on the option to display your prior name (your old PSN Name) next to your new one for 30 days.

This is good if you want to avoid your friends getting confused with who you are.

Anyways, let’s dive right in and change the PSN Name ID to a new one.

 

subscribe saint

 

Note ⚠

Not all games will be ready for the change of PSN Name. Be sure to check out this guide which Sony has tested on which games have issues with this feature and which don’t have. I cover more on this down below.

 

 

How to Change PSN Name on PS4: 5 Steps 

 

If you’re using your Web Browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc)
  1. Go ahead sign into your PlayStation Network Account.

    sign into playstation network account

 

  1. Then select your PSN Profile from the menu.

    how to change psn name id on ps4

 

  1. Next, click the Edit button that’s right next to your PSN Online ID.

    PSN Online ID

 

  1. Read through the warnings and all the terms and conditions crap. It’s actually worth a skim through to understand what are the implications.

    how to change psn name id on ps4

 

  1. Now simply enter the new PSN Name that you want.

    how to change psn name id on ps4

 

  1. Finally, just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the change. Voila! You’re done.

If you’re on your PlayStation 4.

If you wish to have the steps, here’s how you do it:

  1. Go ahead turn on your PS4 and jump into the Home menu. From there go to your Settings.
  2. Next, select Account Management and then Account Information.
  3. Choose your Profile and then select Online ID.
  4. Now, simply enter the new PSN Name/Online ID that you want. You can also get to choose one from one of the suggestions too.
  5. Finally, just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the change. Voila! You’re done.

 

Will There Be Any Problems If I Change My PSN Name?

It depends.

Most PS4 games released on and after April 1st, 2018 — when the game developers started using the tools to allow you to change your PSN Name — should work with the new name. Although, some of the more indie titles and smaller brands unlike their mostly actively played counterparts may have issues displaying the name.

You can check this by going through Sony’s published list of games that show the games that have no issues, the games that do have issues and the games with critical, red-alert issues:

The worst thing that can happen especially with a game that has issues is your previous PSN Name could pop up in-game instead of the new one. Also with the critical ones, changing your PSN Name may cause extreme problems like your saved data and leaderboard status may not carry over as well as the loss of access to paid DLC content.

Games like Bloodborne, Grand Theft Auto V, Warframe, Uncharted 4 are some of the games that may have issues with the PSN Name Change since they’re pretty vintage.  

So depending on what games you play, just think twice before changing your name and if you already happen to have already changed, then you can simply revert back and then that should fix the bugs.

 

Don’t forget to share this post!

 

The post How to Change Your PSN Name on PS4 appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-change-psn-name-on-ps4/feed/ 0
How to Format An SD or Micro SD Card on Your Mac https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-format-sd-card-mac/ https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-format-sd-card-mac/#respond Wed, 10 Apr 2019 11:19:47 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79751 Formatting an SD or a Micro SD card on Mac is a super simple process that will not take you […]

The post How to Format An SD or Micro SD Card on Your Mac appeared first on Saint.

]]>
Formatting an SD or a Micro SD card on Mac is a super simple process that will not take you longer than 3 minutes. 

The only little stumbling block is some Macs don’t have an SD card reader (post-2015 MacBook Pros) and some do. 

To get around that you’ll most likely need a thing called an SD card adapter which can wonder at times to save the in-deficiencies on Macs. (you don’t need to get one if your Mac has an SD card slot)

The one I’m using personally is the Anker 8-in-1 card reader which at US$9.99 is a pretty good deal on Amazon. You can carry it around wherever you travel and most importantly it can last.

In this guide, I’ll show you how you can format an SD card or a Micro SD card on your Mac.

 

Note ⚠ 

Formatting an SD card or Micro SD card means it will erase all the data on the card too. So even though you’re dying to re-format your card to a different file system format as quickly as possible, it’s important that you backup all of the data (if any) just in case if you need them in the future.

 

Let’s dive right in.

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Format an SD or Micro SD Card on Mac: 7 Steps 

 

  1. Connect the SD card or microSD card that you’re trying to format to your Mac.
  2. Next, open up your Applications folder (it’s on your Mac’s dock). Then look for the Utilities. Inside the Utilities folder, click on Disk Utility.
  3. Good. Now find and select your SD card from the column on the left. Do you see it?
  4. Next, simply click the Erase tab at the very top menu under the page heading “Disk Utility”.how to format sd card mac

 

  1. Let’s choose the format we want to format our SD card to. From the pop-up menu which says Erase “your_SD_Card_name”? you can rename the SD Card as well as choose the format from the dropdown list of formats available.how to format sd card mac

 

  1. Once you’ve chosen your format, simply hit the Erase button. This will now begin the process of formatting your SD card or microSD card.
  2. Finally, once the formatting is done, make sure to get too excited and pull out the damn SD card like your pulling out, urm, I can’t really think of an analogy to put here. Just be sure to find the formatted SD card from the left-hand sidebar and then press the Eject button.

If you‘re asking the question “Why am I not allowed to format my SD card or microSD card to MS-DOS?” then know that you really can’t. This is because the Disk Utility tool will not allow you to format SD cards or microSD cards which are 32GB or smaller in size. You’ll find that the option for MS-DOS will be grayed out.

You should try and go with exFAT instead in this case. 🙂

 

Don’t forget to share this guide.

 

 

The post How to Format An SD or Micro SD Card on Your Mac appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/how-to-format-sd-card-mac/feed/ 0
How to Fix Apex Legends Low FPS Issue on PC https://www.saintlad.com/fix-apex-legends-low-fps/ https://www.saintlad.com/fix-apex-legends-low-fps/#respond Sun, 07 Apr 2019 02:18:32 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79698 Apex Legends is a more unique and enhanced take to the whole Battle Royals fad compared to the likes of […]

The post How to Fix Apex Legends Low FPS Issue on PC appeared first on Saint.

]]>
Apex Legends is a more unique and enhanced take to the whole Battle Royals fad compared to the likes of Fortnite or PUBG — and that’s a good thing!

Besides some of us really don’t like all the annoying building that is in Fortnite and all we want is just more gun action. 🔫

One of the main issues Apex Legends has had since the game released a few weeks ago has been issues with low FPS.

Even though we have GPUs like the RTX 2070, GTX 1080Ti, Ryzen 5, the game just functions like we’re playing on a fucking toaster.

The simple fact of having low FPS just makes the game more unplayable, that’s the whole reason why you’re reading this in the first place. 😏

In this guide, I have compiled a few tweaks and recommended settings that can possibly increase the FPS.

Personally, I’ve managed to increase my FPS a little more than the 13 that I kept getting. 

So go through it, try it and see if it works. Also, comment down below if any one of them significantly manages to work as it can help others too.  🙂

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Fix Apex Legends Low FPS Issue on PC: 5 Ways

 

1. Meeting the Minimum/Recommended Requirements for Apex Legends.

First and foremost, it is absolutely crucial that before you do anything else in this guide that you make sure your machine is even capable of running Apex Legends.

Go through the list of requirements below and check if you meet them. It.’s important to meet all of the minimum system requirements as well as have some of the recommended system requirements in place to prevent such Low FPS issues from occurring.

 

Minimum System Requirements for Apex Legends.

CPU Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz Quad-Core Processor
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 / Radeon HD 7700
RAM 6GB
OS Windows 10, 64-bit
HDD 30GB available space required

 

Recommended System Requirements for Apex Legends.

CPU Intel i5 3570K or equivalent
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / AMD Radeon R9 290
RAM 8GB
OS Windows 10, 64-bit
HDD 30GB available space required

 

 

2. Using the Right Graphics Card.

Common problem users have reported have been that Apex Legends might be using your built-in Intel graphics card and not your dedicated one such as NVIDIA, AMD, EVGA, etc.

So depending on your graphics card, you will need to go the graphics card’s control panel right in your PC and then select Apex Legends as your program.

For instance, here’s how you do it if you’re on an NVIDIA:

  1. Jump into your PC, right-click anywhere on the screen and then click to go to your NVIDIA Control Panel.fix apex legends low fps
  2. Once you have your NVIDIA Control Panel opened and ready, click on the Manage 3D Settings from the left-hand sidebar.
  3. Now under the Manage 3D Settings, click on the Program settings tab. Then make sure under the Select a program to customize that you add your Apex Legends as your program.Manage NVIDIA Performance

 

Help! I cannot find Apex Legends. What do I do?

If in such case you cannot find it, click on Add and try to find it from there. Also, make sure that you run the game first and then close it down completely before looking for it. It can appear missing if the game is running in the background.

 

  1. Great. Next, right under Select the preferred graphics processor for this program: option, make sure that you choose the High-performance NVIDIA processor. Once you’ve selected that, you can then click on Apply to apply the changes.
     

Done. 

You can similarly follow the above steps even if you’re using a different one the likes of AMD, EVGA, etc. 

This fix should patch up most of the low FPS issues you were having. If it doesn’t, there are a few more ways that you can still try and do.

 

 

3. Optimization Tweaks for NVIDIA Users.

If you’re using one of NVIDIA’s GPUs then you can try some of the following optimizations in the NVIDIA Control Panel on your PC to get the most juice out of the system.

 

Note

Not all of these settings may apply to you.

 

  1. Go ahead open up your NVIDIA Control Panel (you can right-click anywhere on your Windows home screen and then choose NVIDIA Control Panel from the list). Then navigate to Manage 3D Settings.
  2. Here make sure to set the following settings to the following values:
    • Set Maximum pre-rendered frames to 1
    • Set Monitor Technology to G-SYNC (if applicable)
    • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode
    • SetPower Management Mode to Prefer maximum performance
    • Set Texture filtering – Quality to Performance
    • Disable Vertical Sync
    • Enable Threaded Optimization
    • Set Preferred Refresh Rate to Highest available
  3. Once you’ve made your optimization tweaks, simple Apply the changes and navigate to Adjust desktop size and position.
  4. Over here you can check the checkbox next to Override the scaling mode set by games and programs and then hit Apply.

Done. The above tweaks should get the best out of your NVIDIA GPU and fix up your Low FPS issue with Apex Legends.

 

 

4. Updating your Drivers.

It’s also important to routinely update your graphics cards.

Outdated drivers can result in loss of performance because it is not updated to the latest drivers which can get the best out of your GPU.

Depending on the make of your GPU (NVIDIA, AMD, etc) you can download the latest drivers by going to their websites and downloading them from there. For convenience I have included the links to the latest drivers for both NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards below:

 

 

5. Choosing High Performance in your Windows Settings.

  1. Jump into your Windows 10 and click on the search bar on the bottom. You want to search for ‘Graphics Settings’. Click on the Graphics settings once you find it.

    fix apex legends low fps
  2. Next, in your Graphics Settings page, under the Choose an app to set preference there will be a dropdown menu. From the dropdown menu select the Classic app. Then select Apex Legends and click on the Options button.fix apex legends low fps

 

Help! I don’t see the Apex Legends option. What do I do?

If for some reason you do not see Apex Legends once you’ve chosen Classic app from the dropdown menu list, then simply Browse for the game, select it and then finally click on the Options button.

 

  1. Lastly, under the Graphics specifications options, simply choose High performance. You’re good to go.fix apex legends low fps

 

 

Try playing Apex Legends once again to see if the low FOS glitch still is present.

 

 

6. Tweaking the Windows Power Mode Performance.

At times your PC reduces its performance when the battery is low which can affect your Apex Legends game and cause a drop in FPS.

To fix that simply jump into your Windows PC and click on the Battery icon on the bottom right-hand content of the screen. 

Then just drag the slider from Best Battery Life to the Best Performance (right).

 

Best performance Windows PC
More ⚡

 

This little tweak is a super simple one that most would often forget. This fix should ensure that your machine runs at peak performance

 

 

7. Adjusting In-Game Settings to Increase FPS.

There are a few tweaks that you can do to optimize your Apex Legends right in the game’s menu itself. 

Do note that these are some of the recommended settings but you can tweak them to your liking a bit.

  1. Go ahead launch up your Apex Legends and then open up the settings page by clicking the gear icon that is located to the bottom right-hand corner.
  2. Next click on the Video tab.
  3. Now you can set the following settings to get the best out of your game:
    • Set Display Mode to Full Screen.
    • Set Resolution to your monitor’s native resolution.
    • Set V-Sync to Disabled. (This is important)
    • Set Anti-aliasing to TSAA. Having this setting at Disabled is not worth the FPS increase (about 2-3%)
    • Set Texture Streaming Budget to High.
    • Set Texture Filtering to Anisotropic 4X.
    • Set Ambient Occlusion Quality to Low. This setting has a very high impact on performance.
    • Set Sun Shadow Coverage to Low.
    • Set Sun Shadow Detail to Low.
    • Set Spot Shadow Detail to Low.
    • Set Volumetric Lighting to Disabled.
    • Set Dynamic Spot Shadows to Disabled.
    • Set Model Detail to Medium.
    • Set Effects Detail to Medium.
    • Set Impact Marks to Low.
    • Set Ragdolls to Medium.

fix apex legends low fps

 

Done. You can try testing a game with Apex Legends to see if this fixes the low FPS issue with the game.

Hopefully one of the above methods should fix the Apex Legends Low FPS issue on PC. 

If it doesn’t then you might need to wait for EA to release an update. 

I will continue to update this article over the coming weeks and will be adding more effective fixes.

Stay tuned. 

 

Don’t forget to share this guide!

 

The post How to Fix Apex Legends Low FPS Issue on PC appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/fix-apex-legends-low-fps/feed/ 0
How to Fix When Apple ID is Disabled https://www.saintlad.com/apple-id-is-disabled/ https://www.saintlad.com/apple-id-is-disabled/#comments Sat, 30 Mar 2019 11:42:04 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=61203 Time is on our side.

The post How to Fix When Apple ID is Disabled appeared first on Saint.

]]>
You enter your Apple ID, your password and you click Sign in

But for some unknown reason, you see a message saying that Your Apple ID has been disabledSometimes you might even not even see the message on your iPhone, iPad or Mac and it’s like you can’t even log in.

 

I got this when I was trying to download this game on the App Store.

 

The most annoying part to this is that let’s say you kept on entering your password and you knew absolutely that it was correct, the thing is you still will not be able to log in because your Apple ID is disabled completely.

It’s really frustrating and it happens to a lot of users.

Personally, I have had this issue once or twice on my iPhone before and I could not find a complete, updated guide to fixing this. That is what this guide is written to be and I have compiled the most effective, working solutions that I have gathered over the years.

In this guide, I’ll show you how you can fix when Apple ID is disabled in less than 3 minutes of your time. 

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Fix When Apple ID is Disabled: 5 Steps

 

Make sure to go from 1-5 accordingly.

 

1. The Simplest Method.

The first way you can try to fix your disabled Apple ID is by jumping into a special page by Apple and then changing the password for it.

 

Note

It’s best if you use your computer to visit Apple’s Apple ID webpage since it’s a whole lot easier to type your Apple IDs, passwords, and your security questions with a full-sized keyboard. A lot of people make the same mistake (sometimes even twice) when they enter and confirm a new password using their iPhone. Don’t be like those people. Be the smart you.

 

  1. Go ahead visit appleid.apple.com and click on Forgot Apple ID or password? Then enter your email address for the Apple ID that is disabled. You’ll also need to enter the security characters that are shown in the image. Hit Continue. 

 

Apple ID is disabled

 

What if I do not know the email address for my Apple ID?

If you’ve forgotten your Apple ID’s email address, then it may help to use your iPhone or Mac and find out if the Apple ID’s email address shows up in the Settings.  

 

  1. Good. Now you’ll be asked on how you’ll like to reset the password: Get an email or Answer security questions. Choose the one that you’re most comfortable with. I am going to go with Get an email. Hit Continue. 

 

Note

If you remember that you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, then resetting the password will be a piece of cake. All you’ll need is one of your trusted devices.

Follow the steps for Two-Factor Authentication.

If you have enabled two-step verification, then Apple will ask for your Recovery Key. 

Follow the steps for Two-Step Verification. 

 

  1. Since you’ve not used two-factor or two-step verification methods and you chose to Get an Email, then jump into the email address that you just entered in the previous step and look for an email by Apple asking you to reset.

 

Note

If you chose Answer security questions, then you’ll only need to answer the security questions that are shown by Apple to get hold of the reset password page.

 

  1. Found the email? Great! Just tap on Reset now (it’s in blue) in the email.
  1. Finally, all that you have to do is just think of a new password (one that you’ll remember!) and write it down. Make sure the password is different from the one that you’ve used last time. Hit Reset Password once you’re done.

 

Voila! Your account will be fixed and will not be disabled or locked anymore. 

 

Note

Don’t forget to change the password for the Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Also, update the password in your Settings so that you are able to download new apps from your App Store or iTunes.

You’re done.

 

2. If You’re Using Two-Factor Verification.

 

If you’re on iPhone or iPad.

  1. Jump into your Settings app and tap on your Apple profile (it’s the one with your name the very top)
  2. Next, tap on Password & Security and then Change Password. 

 

Note

If you’re on iOS 10.2 or earlier then tap on iCloud and then your name

 

  1. Finally, all you have to do is just follow the onscreen steps to update your password.

 

If you’re on Mac.

  1. Jump into your Apple Menu and then click on System Preferences.
  2. Next, select iCloud and then Account Details.
  3. Finally, just click on Security then Reset Password and enter your password that you use to unlock your Mac to reset your Apple ID. 

 

Note

There are two things you need to take care of once that you have your Apple ID fixed:

  • It’s good to have more than one trusted number to your Apple ID (and iCloud) account so that if you come into a situation where don’t have access to one of both of your trusted phone numbers then you can still manage to recover your account. To add another trusted phone number jump into your Settings app then tap on your Apple profile (at the very top). Then tap on Passwords & Security and then tap Edit. Over here just tap on Add a Trusted Phone Number and add your backup trusted phone number.
  • Also don’t forget to change the password for the Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Also, update the password in your Settings so that you are able to download new apps from your App Store or iTunes.

 

You’re done.

 

3.  If You’re Using Two-Step Verification.

Apple requires that you verify your identity by entering your Recovery Key. Remember when you first enabled Two-Step Verification for your Apple ID and Apple provided you with a 14-character passcode? Yeah, that’s your Recovery Key and it’s crucial to regaining access to your account.

 

Note

If you’ve permanently lost your Recovery Key or if you’ve lost access to your trusted device (your iPhone, iPad, Mac) then you can’t change your password. 🙁

 

Here’s how you can use the Two-Step Verification that you’ve enabled to get your Apple ID back.

  1. Go to iforgot.apple.com and enter your unique Recovery Key.  Then hit Continue.

 

Apple ID is disabled

 

 

  1. Next, choose one of your trusted devices and Apple will send that device a verification code.
  1. Grab that device and find the verification code it’ll most likely be in your Messages app.
  1. Now enter the verification code.
  1. Finally, all you have to do now is just think of a new password (not as same as the one before). Hit Reset Password to finish it off. You can now use your new password to access your Apple ID. 

 

Note

Don’t forget to change the password for the Apple ID on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Also, update the password in your Settings so that you are able to download new apps from your App Store or iTunes.

 

But If you’ve tried everything and none of the above works for you, then …

 

 

4.  It’s Time to Contact Apple Directly.

If you have tried all of the above and you still find that your Apple ID is disabled, then you really should pay a visit to your nearest Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to get your iPhone repaired. 

Some of us will be held back by our jobs in the office and we wouldn’t have the time to go and visit Apple. If that’s the case, the best way to get in touch with someone from Apple is simply by going to Apple’s Support website and then either set up a call, start an online chat session or email directly Apple’s support.

Tip: Jump into Apple’s Support page and select Apple ID as the issue you’re having. Then choose Disabled Apple ID.

 

 

Share this guide with someone and help them when their Apple ID is disabled too and are looking to recover it. 🙂

 

 

The post How to Fix When Apple ID is Disabled appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/apple-id-is-disabled/feed/ 4
How to Fix An iPhone That Won’t Connect to Bluetooth https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-connect-to-bluetooth/ https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-connect-to-bluetooth/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2019 16:18:04 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=60774 Pair up, you doofus.

The post How to Fix An iPhone That Won’t Connect to Bluetooth appeared first on Saint.

]]>
You have your headphones (or your car) nearby and you find that the moment you try to connect your iPhone to the Bluetooth so that you can listen to The Proclaimers, your iPhone just doesn’t want to pair up.

In this guide, I’ll show you how you can fix your iPhone that won’t connect to your Bluetooth with these quick and simple ways in just under 5 minutes of your time.

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Fix An iPhone That Won’t Connect to Bluetooth: 7 Ways 

 

1.  Try Connecting to Another Bluetooth device.

The first thing you should try and find out is whether the problem lies with your iPhone or your Bluetooth device.

So grab another Bluetooth device (it doesn’t have to be the same) and try connecting to both and see if whether any one or both of the devices manages to successfully connect with your iPhone. 

If you find that one Bluetooth device does manage to connect to your iPhone while the other does not, then that means the problem lies with the Bluetooth device and not your iPhone.

If you find that your iPhone does not manage to connect to both of the Bluetooth devices then that means the problem lies with your iPhone.

 

 

2.  Turn Your iPhone Off and Back On Again.

This is the de-facto method whenever you encounter a problem on your iPhone as it helps fix some of the many minor software glitches that your iPhone might get stuck with.

Here’s how you can turn off and back on your iPhone.

  1. Press and hold down the Power button to turn your iPhone off and it’ll show a Slide to power off your screen. Just swipe the power icon from left to right.
  2. Wait for around 20 seconds to make sure that your iPhone completely shuts down.
  3. Lastly, press and hold down the Power button once again to turn your iPhone back on again and it’ll show the Apple logo as it turns on. 

Now you can try connecting your iPhone to your Bluetooth device again to see if that has fixed the problem. 

 

 

3.  Turn Bluetooth Off and Back On Again.

If you’ve tried turning off and back on your iPhone and you find that it didn’t seem to work then you can try to do the same by turning off and back on the Bluetooth setting in your iPhone.

This helps to fix some minor software glitches too that may be stopping your iPhone from pairing up with your Bluetooth device

There are a few ways you can do this. For the sake of simplicity of this guide, I’ll show you the manual way of resetting Bluetooth through the Settings app.

  1. Go ahead and jump into your Settings app and then tap Bluetooth.
  2. Next tap the switch next to Bluetooth. (Grey means the switch is turned off and hence Bluetooth is turned off).
  3. Lastly, tap on the switch again to turn Bluetooth back on.

 

After you’ve turned off your iPhone’s Bluetooth and back on again, try pairing your iPhone with your Bluetooth device again to see if it got the job done.

 

 

4.  Turn Pairing Mode on Your Bluetooth Device Off and Back On Again.

If you’re using a pair of Bluetooth headphones then it’s likely that it has a switch or a button which makes it easy to pair it up (Pairing Mode).

For instance, if you have Bose QCs (as shown in the image below), the Pair/Sync button will appear as a button on top of it.

 

iphone wont connect to Bluetooth
Can you find the Pair/Sync switch for the headphones above?

 

 

Sometimes even if you’ve tried everything to fix the iPhone not connecting to the Bluetooth, the problem could very well be with the Bluetooth device itself and not your iPhone.

It could’ve got stuck with a minor glitch/bug or it just didn’t make a solid connection the first time around.

So here’s what you do.

  1. Go ahead and grab the Bluetooth device that you’re trying to pair up with your iPhone and look for either a switch or a button that you would press to sync/pair it.
  2. Found it? Great! Just press and hold that button or switch on your Bluetooth device to take it out of Bluetooth pairing mode.
  3. Wait for around 30 seconds and then press the button or flip the switch again to put back the device ready for pairing with your iPhone. Now try pairing the device up with your iPhone as you would always do using Bluetooth and see if that has solved the problem.

 

 

5.  Time to Reset Network Settings.

When you reset your iPhone’s network settings, it erases all the data it has on your Bluetooth devices that you have connected before. 

This also means all the Wi-Fi networks and Virtual Private Networks (VPN) that you had connected with, including the passwords saved for those networks will get erased.

Resetting your Network settings is a great way to remove unwanted networks and their passwords from clogging up your iPhone and as well help your iPhone establish newer connections.

 

Will my iPhone’s data get erased?

Your iPhone’s data that includes your apps, notes, contacts, photos will not be deleted. This is just resetting Network Settings, not your iPhone.

Here’s how you reset your iPhone’s network settings.

  1. Go ahead and jump into your Settings app and then tap General.
  2. Next, scroll all the way down and look for Reset. Tap on Reset.
  3. Now tap Reset Network Settings.
  4. You’ll be asked to enter your iPhone’s passcode to process. Once you’ve entered it, your iPhone will reset network settings and will follow up by restarting itself.
  5. Finally, once your iPhone has turned back on again, your network settings will have been reset.

You can try to pair up your Bluetooth device with your iPhone once again to see if your iPhone connects to Bluetooth. 

 

 

6.  Then There’s the DFU Restore. 

The final method you can try (which should be your last resort ) is a Device Firmware Update (DFU) restore and it’s the most in-depth restore you can do on an iPhone and it should fix some of the more troublesome software issues.

Do make sure that before you perform a DFU restore, you back up all your data on your iPhone using your iTunes or your iCloud.

Here’s how you can DFU restore your iPhone.

  1. Go ahead plug your iPhone into your computer and open your iTunes. (it doesn’t matter whether your iPhone is on or off).
  2. Now press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and your Home button (iPhone 6S and below) or the Sleep/Wake button and your Volume Down button (iPhone 7) together for around 8 seconds.

 

How do I DFU restore on my iPhone X, or iPhone 8 (or 8 Plus)?

I’m currently finishing up the guide for this, but in the meantime, you can follow through with this great guide by Gadgethacks. 🙂

 

  1. After 8 seconds, release the Sleep/Wake button but make sure to keep holding down the Home button (iPhone 6S and below) or your Volume Down button (iPhone 7 or 7 Plus) until you find it says “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode“.
  2. Now you can let go of your Home button or the Volume Down button as your iPhone’s screen will be completely black which means it will has entered DFU mode. If you find it’s not, try again from Step 1.
  3. Finally, restore your iPhone using your iTunes (where you have your backup stored).

 

Done! Try reconnecting your iPhone with your Bluetooth device and see if the DFU restore has gotten the job done. 

 

 

7.  Pay the Genius Bar a visit.

If worse comes to worst, and if you still find that the iPhone does not connect with your Bluetooth device then what you can try to do is head over to your nearest Apple Store and talk with the Genius Bar. 

 

Share this guide with someone who’s going through a rough day having their iPhone not connecting to Bluetooth.

 

The post How to Fix An iPhone That Won’t Connect to Bluetooth appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-connect-to-bluetooth/feed/ 4
How to Change Email Address for Your Apple ID https://www.saintlad.com/change-apple-id-email-address/ https://www.saintlad.com/change-apple-id-email-address/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2019 01:12:11 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=56824 You forgot your Apple ID and you just... Here's a quick and simple step-by-step guide for you to change email address Apple ID (+Screenshots)

The post How to Change Email Address for Your Apple ID appeared first on Saint.

]]>
It’s a little tough to wrap your head around on how to change your Apple ID.

Whether you like to create a brand new Apple ID or change your old Apple ID to a new email address, you may feel lost and not know what to do.

Also, most of the guides on the Internet are written in such a way that the author seems to never had to face the problem.

This guide is specifically for you if you’re trying to: 1) change your current Apple ID to a new email address 2) create a new apple ID but you get an error saying “That email address is already used as an Apple ID.” 3) you want to remember the password of an Apple ID or even the email address for that Apple ID.

Relatable? Yup. If that sounds like your predicament, you’ve come to the right place. 

So take a deep breath and simply just follow the steps (divided into separate headings with what you want to do with your Apple ID) in this guide. 

 

What you need to know. 

There are just two things you need to know:

  1. Your Apple ID is an email address just like your other Gmail or Yahoo or even AOL email address (who the heck still even uses AOL?!). However, the password for your Apple ID email address is not necessarily the same with your Gmail, Yahoo, etc. (unless, of course, if you had used the same password for both). It’s confusing but it helps to take a few minutes to understand it. 
  2. Make sure you have access to the email account (Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, etc) that is linked with your Apple ID. If you don’t have it, you can’t verify your Apple ID and in turn, you won’t be able to use your Apple ID. 

Here’s an example — if you’re creating an Apple ID for lisa@gmail.com, make sure you log in to lisa@gmail.com over at Gmail.com before you begin the steps below. 

 

Help! What do you do if your email address is already an Apple ID or not available? I don’t remember creating one before. 🙁

Just when you’re about to create a new Apple ID, you see the little message(s) saying:

“Email Address is Already an Apple ID” or “Email Address is Not Available”

If you get such message(s), then your Apple ID already exists even if you have no recollection of creating it in the first place. 

So in order to proceed with the steps below, you have to have another email address that is not already in use or exists with an Apple ID so that we can use it. 

Remember the rule of thumb: One Apple ID per email address. 

Sweet! Let’s dive right in. 😀

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Change Apple ID Email Address: 6 Steps

 

  1. Go ahead, jump into Apple’s Apple ID page and then sign into the Apple ID that you want to change the email address for.

Change Apple ID Email Address

 

  1. Next, click the Edit button that is right next to “Reachable At” under the Account section. See it?

Change Apple ID Email Address

 

  1. Good. Now select Change Apple ID under your Apple ID.

Change Apple ID Email Address

 

  1. Simply enter your new email address.
  1. Hit Continue. You should find a verification code sent to your new email address’ inbox.
  1. Click on the Verify email address link in that email.
  1. Enter the verification code back over at Apple’s Apple ID page and hit the Verify button. Finally, hit Done.

 

Voila! You just changed your Apple ID to another email address. 

 

 

How to Change an Apple ID‘s Email Address That Is Already in Use: 6 Steps

 

  1. Go ahead jump into Apple’s Forgot Password page. Then enter with the email address you want to switch your active Apple account to (the one you can’t currently change because it’s already being used) account. Hit Continue.

Change Apple ID Email Address

 

  1. Hit Continue.
  1. Select Get an email. Then again hit Continue.
  1. Now simply jump into the email address’s inbox and look for a verification email sent by Apple. Open up the email and select to Reset now.
  1. Enter your new password and then hit Reset Password. You now have the password for the Apple ID that you don’t remember creating and intend to change its email address.

Change Apple ID Email Address

 

  1. Lastly, simply follow the Step(s) 1-6 above on How to Change Apple ID email address. Simply change the email address associated with the inactive Apple ID (which you now have access to) and change/add it to your new, active Apple ID.

You can now sign out of the Apple ID from all your Apple devices and then sign back in. 

This seals the deal.

 

Help! What do I do if I don’t see the option to change email address?

If the email address linked to your Apple ID is an @me.com, @Mac.com, or @icloud.com address then you can only change it to another @icloud.com email address that is already linked to your Apple ID account. Unfortunately, you cannot change it to your Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook email address. 

Apple has said,

If your email address ends with @icloud.com, @me.com, or @mac.com, you can’t change your Apple ID to a third-party email address. You also won’t see Change Apple ID on your account page or the option to delete your email on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 10.3 or later.

If you still persist on wanting to use your Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc. then backup and download all your content (like your photos, contacts, iCloud Drive documents, content not purchased on iTunes, etc), then simply start from scratch with a new Apple ID, with your Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook email etc. 

 

Help! What do I do if I had entered the wrong email address when I created my Apple ID?

If you accidentally used the wrong email address to create your Apple ID (like mistakingly using .com instead of .net), you can fix this issue just by changing the email address that is linked to that Apple ID.

The trick with this is,  simply follow the Steps 1-6 on How to Change Apple ID Email Address (above) but instead use the incorrect email address. You will be able to change the email address for the Apple ID like that. 

 

You’re done!

 

Don’t forget to share this guide!

 

The post How to Change Email Address for Your Apple ID appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/change-apple-id-email-address/feed/ 1
Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved? https://www.saintlad.com/where-are-steam-screenshots-saved/ https://www.saintlad.com/where-are-steam-screenshots-saved/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 08:55:21 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79489 I was playing Outlast last night and there was this moment where I just had to screenshot something and send […]

The post Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved? appeared first on Saint.

]]>
I was playing Outlast last night and there was this moment where I just had to screenshot something and send it to my friend to scare her. 😈

At first, just like you, I assumed that the screenshot(s) were usually saved right into Steam’s Screenshots section.

But it wasn’t there.

So I tried to look for it by going into Steam’s settings, skimming through the various menu options and all that stuff. I even tried to look through my machine to see if it is stored in the hard disk.

And I still couldn’t find it, haha. 🤦‍♂️

At this point, I just threw my hat in and decided to just google it up and see where my Steam screenshots are saved.   

What I found was that the screenshots that you take when you press the F12 button get stored into a hidden place called Screenshots which is inside the In-Game directory right in your Steam client itself. 

Steam doesn’t exactly make this process easy to find these screenshots, so there are a few steps to it. 

In this guide, I’ll be precisely going over how to access the Steam Screenshots folder as well as a few alternate shortcut tricks that you can try. 🙂

Let’s dive right in.

 

subscribe saint

 

Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved?

 

1. The Simplest Option.

  1. Jump into your Steam client on either your Windows PC or Mac then click on the View tab (on the top menu). Then from the dropdown menu click on Screenshots.

where are steam screenshots saved

 

  1. Now, select the game that you have saved screenshots. This will bring up all the screenshots saved for the game that you had chosen. You can then click on the Show on disk (at the bottom) to access the screenshots right from your hard drive directly. 

where are steam screenshots saved

 

It’s arranged by each game so that you won’t have to look through your entire library of screenshots to find the particular screenshot. 

The next method is another alternative method that allows you to access tour screenshots directly from your Windows PC’s hard disk. It’s a great option if you are too lazy to open the Steam Client.

 

 

2. Accessing the Screenshots Folder Directly from a Windows PC.

Each Steam user has his or her own screenshots folder where all their in-game screenshots are saved.

This particular folder is located where your Steam app is currently installed on your PC which is the local disk C.

Here’s how you find it:

  1. Jump onto your PC and then go ahead open up your File Explorer.

  2. Next, simply add the following link into the Search to directly open up the screenshots folder. But before you enter and search the link there is one missing piece! 🧩
C:\Program Files\Steam\userdata\[USER_ID]\760\remote\[GAME_ID]\screenshots

 

  1. Take note of the next part. Do you see that there is a field in the link below that says <USER_ID>? Yes, this will be your unique Steam ID which can be found by opening up your Steam Client and then open up your Steam Profile then click View Profile. The Steam ID will be the number at the end located in the URL. Just copy and paste the Steam ID into the above link and Voila! You can now always access your screenshots directly from in your File Explorer.
access Steam Screenshots folder
An example for User ID could be 288977670. Yours may be different.

 

Help! I don’t see a number at the end of the URL. How do I find my SteamID?

If in such case where you don’t see a number at the end of your URL when you view your Steam profile then simply just jump into your Steam Client, click on View from the top menu and then choose Settings.

Now from the left-hand sidebar, click on Interface. You will find a box that says “Display Steam URL address when available”. Simply check the box and hit OK (below) to save it.

You can now try jumping to your Steam Profile (I have added the direct link for you here) and then click View Profile. You will see a number at the end located in the URL which is your SteamID.

finding user_id on steam

 

Help! How do I find my GAME_ID (the App ID)?

Simply jump to the game that you’re looking the screenshot(s) for in the Store page.  Next, like how you check for your User ID you can look at the URL. The last number in the URL is the game/application ID. All the store URLs are in the format: store.steampowered.com/app/APPID.

So for Wasteland 2, the URL is: http://store.steampowered.com/app/240760/ and appID 240760.

finding game_id on steam

 

 

3. Still can’t access your Steam Screenshots? Do this.

If you’ve tried absolutely everything in this guide and you still manage to find that you can not locate the Screenshots, then simply just click on the link below to directly bring you straight to the Screenshots location in your Steam:

http://steamcommunity.com/my/screenshots/

The above link is always kept updated.

So even if Steam changes the location, the link above will automatically link to your Screenshots location. If it doesn’t work, comment down below and I’ll update it.

Have fun!

 

Don’t forget to share this post!

 

The post Where Are Steam Screenshots Saved? appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/where-are-steam-screenshots-saved/feed/ 0
How to Mass Unsubscribe YouTube Channels at Once https://www.saintlad.com/mass-unsubscribe-youtube-channels-at-once/ https://www.saintlad.com/mass-unsubscribe-youtube-channels-at-once/#respond Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:49:11 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79450 It’s annoying to have so many subscriptions when you don’t even watch those YouTube channels. It looks cluttered and most […]

The post How to Mass Unsubscribe YouTube Channels at Once appeared first on Saint.

]]>
It’s annoying to have so many subscriptions when you don’t even watch those YouTube channels.

It looks cluttered and most of the time you’re recommended awful videos related to those channels in the Recommended section that no longer keeps your interests.

Besides, if you’re confused, ask yourself this question:

Are you even interested to watch the content produced by the other 100+ channels when in fact you only watch your top 5-10 channels most of the time?


If so, then it’s worth unsubscribing from the channels that no longer interest you and stick with the ones that do.

In this guide, I’ll show you how you can unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once.

Let’s dive right in.

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Mass Unsubscribe YouTube Channels at Once: 3 Ways

 

1. The Long Approach.

This method allows you to unsubscribe YouTube channels, however, it comes at a price of being a little more time consuming than the other methods below.

It is like going through a box of memorabilia and taking the time to go through one by one and decide whether each goes into the Want box or the Throw box. 📦 

This method is perfect if you have the liberty of time and patience to one by one swift through your channels list and ensure you unsubscribe from the ones that you really don’t need whilst you keep the ones that you really do need

Let’s get started.

  1. Jump into YouTube and then from the sidebar (or if you’re on mobile, then the bottom bar) click on Subscriptions.

Youtube subscriptions

 

  1. Now, you should see the list of all your subscribed channels on YouTube (if you’re on mobile then you’ll need to click on All at the top). What you can do is click on the grey Subscribed button and then click Unsubscribe from the “Unsubscribe from <channel name>?” pop-up.

unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once

 

unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once

 

Note

For mobile, simply tap on Manage at the top right-hand corner and then swipe from right to Unsubscribe the channel.

 

Do this one by one for each channel that you want to unsubscribe from. For mobile, simply swipe from right to Delete the channel.

Now like I mentioned this is how you normally do it and it’s perfect if you have the time to do it. 

But most of us don’t have the time or patience to do this, which is why the next method is the best way to mass unsubscribe YouTube channels.

 

Also, Note

If you don’t mind mass unsubscribing from all the YouTube channels you’ve subscribed to, then do the next method.

 

 

2. The Bazinga.

I thought that would be a cool name for the method. 😛

Anyways, the following method is the most surefire and tested way of 2019 to mass unsubscribe YouTube channels that you’d subscribed to.

It does involve a little copy-pasting of “code” but trust me, I will make this as simple as possible. Just follow the steps and you will do it.

 

⚠ Warning

The following method mass unsubscribes from all the channels you’ve subscribed to. So if you have a channel that you may feel you might forget after you unsubscribe or that you don’t want to unsubscribe from them either take note of the few channels that you want to maintain a subscription and then proceed with the method below.

 

Okay. Let’s do this.

  1. Go to the following link in your YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/feed/channels

You should see a list of all your subscribed YouTube channels.

mass unsubscribe YouTube channels at once

 

  1. Good. Now, listen carefully, scroll the page all the waaay down until you reach the very last subscribed channel in your list. This is so that we can populate all the channels we’ve subscribed to the screen (which makes it more effective to mass unsubscribe from all of them). You’ll see what I mean in the next few steps.

unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once

 

  1. Next, simply right-click anywhere on the page and then click the option to Inspect Element (or just Inspect).

Inspect subscriptions

 

  1. I know it all looks a little like mind-f*** but hear me out. Click the Console tab.

mass unsubscribe YouTube channels at once

 

  1. Now, simply copy-paste the below “code” into the Console (like I’ve shown you below). Once you’ve copied and pasted it into there, just hit your Enter key (or Return key).
var i = 0;

var myVar = setInterval(myTimer, 3000);

function myTimer () {

    var els = document.getElementById("grid-container").getElementsByClassName("ytd-expanded-shelf-contents-renderer");

    if (i < els.length) {

        els[i].querySelector("[aria-label^='Unsubscribe from']").click();

        setTimeout(function () {

            var unSubBtn = document.getElementById("confirm-button").click();

        }, 2000);

        setTimeout(function () {

            els[i].parentNode.removeChild(els[i]);

        }, 2000);

    }

    i++;

    console.log(i + " unsubscribed by Saint");

    console.log(els.length + " remaining");

}

 

unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once

 

  1. Sit back and watch the magic happen in front of you.
unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once
See that it says “unsubscribed by Saint”.

 

That’s it! Do make sure to refresh the page.

Empty subscriptions list
Once you refresh your page, it should look like above.

 

If for some reason this didn’t work, comment down below, I’ll try and guide you through it.  🙂

 

Note

You may see that the script loops by saying “_ remaining” continuously. At that point, all your subscriptions should be unsubscribed. The loop is just a side effect of the script. There’s nothing to worry about.

unsubscribe from all the Youtube channels at once
Endless loop = finished.

 

 

Help! The thing stopped unsubscribing.  What do I do?

If you find the script stopped unsubscribing, then simply refresh the page and then follow the above steps again. It will work. 

 

Help! The script doesn’t work for me. Some of the channels are still not unsubscribed.

Sometimes YouTube just updates their system and prevents scripts like the one we’ve used above, thinking it may be one of those pesky bots. If the method above doesn’t work, you have two ways to go about it: 1) Refresh the page and try again. 2) Try the following method below, which will always remain an updated alternate method to the previous method. Try it and see if it works.

 

 

3. Another Way to Unsubscribe.

This is another alternate way with a different script to the one above. It’s great if you find the above method is no longer working.

Simply copy-paste the code below by following the exact steps for Method 2.

var i = 0;

var myVar = setInterval(myTimer, 200);

function myTimer () {

    var els = document.getElementById("contents").getElementsByClassName("ytd-subscribe-button-renderer");

    if (i < els.length) {

        els[i].querySelector('.ytd-subscribe-button-renderer').click();

        setTimeout(function () {

            var unSubBtn = document.getElementById("confirm-button").click();

        }, 500);

        setTimeout(function () {

            els[i].parentNode.removeChild(els[i]);

        }, 1000);
    }

    i++;

    console.log(i + " unsubscribed");
    console.log(els.length + " remaining");
}

 

Don’t forget to share this post! Also, subscribe to Pewdiepie. 

 

The post How to Mass Unsubscribe YouTube Channels at Once appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/mass-unsubscribe-youtube-channels-at-once/feed/ 0
How to Install Python 3 on Mac https://www.saintlad.com/install-python-3-on-mac/ https://www.saintlad.com/install-python-3-on-mac/#respond Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:17:00 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=79412 Being a software engineer, you often come across many instances where you would require to have Python installed on your […]

The post How to Install Python 3 on Mac appeared first on Saint.

]]>
Being a software engineer, you often come across many instances where you would require to have Python installed on your Mac.

However, the issue is most modern macOS versions come with rather with Python 2.7.x installed and not the newer, modern version like Python 3.6.5 or Python 3.7.2 (which is the most up-to-date version right now).

This short guide is written to show you how to properly install Python 3 on a Mac OS X  computer.

Before you jump into the guide, do take note that there are multiple ways to install Python 3 on a Mac but with this guide, I’ll show you the two easiest ways to do this, step-by-step. 

Personally, the way I did it was using a package manager like HomeBrew (it’s okay if you don’t understand what it is). Again, I’ll show you how to do this method down below.

 

Wait, how do I check if Python 3 is already installed on my Mac?

Simple. Open up your Terminal and type the following line python --version and then hit your Enter key:

$ python --version
Python 2.7.15

You should see the python version that is currently installed on your Mac. 

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Install Python 3 on macOS: 2 Ways

 

1. The Simplest Way.

Perhaps the simplest way to install Python 3 on macOS.

This is for you especially if you’re a newbie (though I still strongly recommend you try the HomeBrew method below) or if you don’t want to deal with copy-pasting code into your Terminal and downloading other software.

Here’s how to install Python 3 on your macOS:

  1. Jump into Python.org downloads page and simply just download the latest Python version.

install python 3 on mac

 

  1. Next, run the Python Installer to install Python 3 onto your Mac.

install python 3 on mac

 

Note

The Python installation may require about 100MB of disk space to install. Once you’ve installed Python 3 you can have it alongside Python 2 without having to delete the latter from your Mac.

 

  1. Great! Now once Python 3 is installed, you’ll be able to find it within the Applications directory of your Mac. You’ll also find here a simple IDE called “IDLE.app” which gives you a basic Python IDE. 

install python 3 on mac

 

Help! Where do I find the Applications directory? 

If you can’t find the Applications directory, simply go to Finder by clicking the Finder icon in the Dock (it’s usually the first icon from the left side of the Dock). From there simply, go to the Go menu and select Applications. 

 

Done. If you got yourself lost through the process, you can comment down below.

Next up, I’ll show you how you can install Python 3 using HomeBrew onto your macOS. This is my preferred way and it is just as simple as the method before but it will make your life a whole lot simpler, in the long run, using Python.

 

 

2. Install Python 3 on Mac using HomeBrew.

This method is dead-ass simple and a little fun. 🙂

First of all, you’ll need to have this thing called HomeBrew installed on your Mac. Homebrew is basically a “package manager”. A package manager is an application that helps you install the stuff you need that Apple (or even your Linux System) hadn’t installed in the first place for you.

It’s simple, fast and safe. 

Second, you will need to have installed XCode onto your Mac. If you’re thinking of learning how to program or creating iOS apps on your Mac, then it’s good to have XCode installed. We will be using XCode to install HomeBrew application.

 

Note

If you have already installed XCode onto your Mac you can skip step 1 and jump straight to step 3. 

 

Here are the steps to install XCode, HomeBrew as well as install Python 3 using HomeBrew onto your Mac:

  1. Jump into your Terminal app on your Mac and run the copy/paste the following command into the Terminal to install XCode onto your Mac:

    $ xcode-select --install
  2. Simply click through all the confirmation crap that XCode shows. It may take a little while to install XCode since it is a large program.
  3. Great! Now that you have XCode installed, you can install HomeBrew! To install HomeBrew, simply copy/paste the following command into your Terminal:

 

Note

You can confirm the HomeBrew installed correctly by running the command:  below: 

$ brew doctor
Your system is ready to brew.

 

  1. You’ve installed HomeBrew! Now let’s install the Python 3, the reason why you’re here. To install the latest version of Python, just copy/paste the following command into your Terminal:

    $ brew install python3

 

Note

You can confirm which version of Python was installed all by running the command below (the exact same command you tried earlier in this guide). It should show up as follows:

$ python3 --version
Python 3.7.0

 

  1. Finally, let’s run our new Python 3. Simply enter python3.

Voila! You have now installed Python 3 successfully if you see something similar in your Terminal:

$ python3
Python 3.7.0 (default, Jun 29 2018, 20:13:13)
[Clang 9.1.0 (clang-902.0.39.2)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>

 

Bonus

  If you want to exit, type exit() and then hit your Return button on your keyboard. You can also hit both Control and D keys at the same time instead of the Return key.

  Remember I mentioned you can run both your new Python 3 alongside your old Python 2? Yup. Simply type python into the Terminal to run with Python 2.

$ python
Python 2.7.15 (default, Jun 17 2018, 12:46:58)
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 9.1.0 (clang-902.0.39.2)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>

 

Share this guide with someone who’s looking to install Python 3 on macOS.

 

The post How to Install Python 3 on Mac appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/install-python-3-on-mac/feed/ 0
How to Fix When iPhone Won’t Charge https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-charge/ https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-charge/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:55:53 +0000 https://www.saintlad.com/?p=57813 You haven't tried everything, not just yet... This is a quick and simple guide on how to fix when your iPhone won't charge. (+Screenshots)

The post How to Fix When iPhone Won’t Charge appeared first on Saint.

]]>
You grab your iPhone, you grab your charging cable and you try plugging in to charge your phone. But wait…

This is weird…

You keep trying, switching and twisting your charging cable each time hoping it might make a difference.

You may be thinking, 

“I swear it was charging alright this morning (or yesterday) but I don’t know why but my iPhone won’t charge.”

 

Well, look, you haven’t tried everything. At least not just yet.

 

subscribe saint

 

How to Fix When iPhone Won’t Charge: 5 Ways

Make sure that you go from 1-5 accordingly.

 

1.  Hard Reset Your iPhone

The very first thing you should always do, if you find that your iPhone won’t charge, is to hard reset your iPhone. By performing a hard reset on your iPhone, you can check for any software malfunction before jumping into checking any of the hardware. This is because it is your iPhone’s software that allows it to charge not it’s hardware.

Here’s how you can hard reset your iPhone.

If you’re on an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR or XS Max.
  1. Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Next, do the same for the Volume Down button. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button.
  3. Lastly, press and hold down on your Power button to the side until you see an Apple logo appear on your iPhone’s screen. Once you see the logo on your iPhone’s screen, you can then let go.

If you’re on an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
  1. Simply, press and hold down on both your Power button and the Volume Down buttons until you see the Apple logo. Once you see the logo on your iPhone’s screen, you can then let go.

If you’re on an iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, SE, or an older model.
  1. Press and hold down on both the Power button and the Home button. Keep holding both of it down together until you see the Apple logo appear on your screen, then let go.

Now try charging your iPhone once again. If you still find that your iPhone won’t charge, then move on to the next few methods. 

 

 

2.  Check Your Lightning Cable For Any Damage

Go on grab your iPhone’s charging cable.

Got it? Alright now take a very close look at both sides of that one end of the cable you use to plug into your iPhone to charge it with.

iPhone Won't Charge
That golden strip should not have scratches or dents.

 

Now, I know, you may be asking, “How do I tell if my lightning cable is what’s causing my iPhone to not charge?”

Well as long you’ve made sure the charging cable does not have any scratches, dents or a broken tip, then you can put your question to the test by trying out a few things:

  • Try connecting your iPhone using your charger to your PC and see if your iPhone charges. If your iPhone won’t charge, then it’s most likely the charger itself that’s causing the problem. 
  • Connect your iPhone using your charger to your car and see if your iPhone charges. Again, if your iPhone will not charge, then it’s because the charger has a problem.
  • Charging your iPhone in many different locations around your house.  Say you may have a socket in your bedroom to charge or your living room. Give it a go a few times.
  • Charging your iPhone using your friend’s cable. Your friend may have an iPhone and a charger to go with it. Try asking him or her to see if you can charge your iPhone using their charging cable. If it works with theirs and not with yours, then you know what to do.

Once you’ve tried the list of tests above, you can pinpoint whether the issue really lies with the charger itself or the iPhone.

If the issue with the charger, then it’s time for you to get a new Lightning cable. However, if chances are the issue is with your iPhone, I can still help you try a few other things that may help your iPhone. 🙂

 

 

3.   A Good Ol’ Brush.

One other good trick to do is to simply grab a flashlight and have a look inside your charging port. 

 

iPhone Won't Charge
This is your iPhone’s charging port.

 

Now if you see any lint, dirt, or stuff in there, then that might be what’s stopping your lightning cable from connecting with your iPhone. This is what causes the iPhone to not charge because it simply is blocked from receiving the charging input due to all the gunk in there.

Also, your iPhone’s charging port has about 9 connectors in there. The problem is if at any time any one of these “connectors” is blocked by junk or debris that has accumulated inside the charging port then iPhone won’t charge at all.

It’s a pretty sensitive area to your iPhone.

iPhone Won't Charge

Let’s get back to our issue, what you need to do is clean your charging port by brushing it gently with the softest brush you can find. I’ll show you how 

 

Got your brush? Alright, let’s get this over with.

  1. Grab your soft brush and then gently brush out your iPhone’s charging port. Take all the time you need.
  2. Take a moment to use your handy flashlight to see if there are any junk left inside your charging port.
  3. Repeat.

Once you’re done brushing all the dirt out, try charging your iPhone again. 

 

 

4.  Dropping your iPhone into Water. 

Now, this does not matter if your iPhone is waterproof which would be an iPhone 7 or any newer models.

As Apple suggests, if your iPhone is older than the iPhone 7 and you dropped it into the water, then there’s a pretty high chance it could be liquid damage. 

You see, remember the whole “9 connectors inside your charging port” topic that we were discussing earlier?

Yup, the problem is, if any liquid touches these connections, you basically just roasted your connections faster than Ross and Rachel from breaking up.

So even if you tried drying the charging port or putting it into a bowl of rice, you can’t do anything about because these connections are spoilt. 

If this is the case, then it’s best that you meet up with your nearest Apple store and pray to Steve Jobs that you’re still on some sort of warranty.

 

 

5.  DFU Mode.

This is still one last option that may still work and it is useful particularly if you found there is nothing wrong with your iPhone’s charger and you are sure that it’s not liquid damaged. 

 

Note

Make sure that you backup your iPhone into iTunes before going any further.

 

What you’re going to do is a method called DFU Restore. (It’s a fancy term for factory reset, basically resets your iPhone back to how you first got it). Yes, that does mean all your data on your iPhone will get erased so it may be wise to backup your iPhone before jumping ship to factory reset it.

Now again you might hesitate to what I say, saying

“I’m sure the guys over at the Apple Store knows how to fix this without erasing all of my data.”

 

The thing is every time no matter what the problem you bring to them is, if they see it as a damaged iPhone they’ll always resort to factory resetting the device before proceeding with the hardware fix. 

Also, it sucks because most of the time they’ll charge you an outrageous fee for just doing something you could have done back home.

So you might as well save your precious time and the cost of a trip to the store by doing it yourself. It’s really simple and just involves 5 steps.

  1. Go ahead and plug in your iPhone into your computer and open your iTunes. (It doesn’t matter if your iPhone is on or off)
  2. Press and hold the Power button and your Home button together for 8 seconds.
  3. After the 8 seconds, release the Power button but continue to keep holding down the Home button until you see that iTunes shows “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode”.
  4. Now let go of the Home button. Your iPhone’s screen should be completely black, which means that you’ve successfully entered DFU Mode. (If it is not, try again from the beginning)
  5. From here, you can restore your iPhone using iTunes.

 

iPhone Won't Charge

 

6.  Time to call the geeks.

If you have tried all of the above and you still find that it does not charge, then you really should pay a visit to your nearest Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to get your iPhone repaired.

 

 

Share this guide with someone who’s having a bad day with their iPhone not being able to charge. 🙂

 

The post How to Fix When iPhone Won’t Charge appeared first on Saint.

]]>
https://www.saintlad.com/iphone-wont-charge/feed/ 21