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Fix cannot connect MacBook to iPhone via bluetooth_01_iOS message connection unsuccessful

Apple bluetooth logo 128x128Learn how to fix the issue ‘cannot connect MacBook to iPhone via bluetooth’. If you try for the first time to connect and pair your new MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or MacBook 12 inch to your iPhone (5, 5S, SE, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, iPad air, iPad Pro) or any iOS device via bluetooth tethering, you probably got the message ‘Connection unsuccessful’ and ‘your MacBook’s name‘ is not supported’ on your iOS device and ‘Network is unavailable’ on your MacBook. I bet, you had already set up a Personal Hotspot on your iOS device before. And that’s the source of the problem. I will show you the fix in the following.

OS X sidebar favorites not showing_Mail app before restarting

OS X 10.11 El Capitan finder iconLearn how to fix ‘sidebar’s favorites not showing’ in macOS finder and apps like macOS mail, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Microsoft Office or any other app. In macOS 10.13 High Sierra, macOS 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and OS X 10.10 Yosemite  the sidebar’s favorites folder list sometimes just disappears and got lost. This happens due to an issue in the macOS finder app, if you have not restarted your mac, iMac or Macbook for a long time.

iBooks Syncs PDF Files And ePub books Via iCloud_01_set up iCloud for iBooks on Mac OS X

iBooks for Mac icon 120x120iBooks is now natively capable to sync PDF files, ePub books (‘ebooks’) and iBooks author books via iCloud. The requirements are OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra for Macs and MacBooks and iOS 9.3, iOS 10 or iOS 11 for iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch). There is no need anymore to sync PDF files, ePub books and iBooks author books via iTunes. The problem that PDF files and ePub books aren’t syncing is solved.

iOS_Messenger+ for WhatsApp on iPad_3_successful connection with iPhone

Messenger+ for WhatsApp for iPad iconInstall WhatsApp on iPad with the iOS app Messenger+ for WhatsApp. No Jailbreak is required, Messenger+ for WhatsApp mirrors all information on iPhone using WhatsApp Web in a more comfortable way. WhatApp Web is working without jailbreak on iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra. In the past, WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak was working on iOS 7 and iOS 8 up to version 2.11.8.

VIP mailbox bug in Apple ail on OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Mail icon 1024x1024Coming up with OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the VIP Mailbox in Apple Mail is not working in the ‘Inbox’ view for certain VIP contacts. You can temporarily fix the VIP Mailbox Bug by switching the view to ‘All Mailboxes’. However, I must admit that this circumvention is not a real fix because you have to repeat it from time-to-time and you will see all mails of your VIP contact and not only the ones of the inbox. Update: The VIP Mailbox bug in Apple Mail is fixed on macOS 10.13 High Sierra and macOS 10.12 Sierra.

SiriMote_2_Siri Remote Connected to Mac

SiriMote IconThe Freeware SiriMote enables the Siri Remote to control a Mac. Via the app SiriMote, the Apple TV 4 remote, called Siri Remote, can be used with a lot of Mac OS X and macOS applications on the Mac, like iTunes, Keynote, QuickTime, VLC and more. SiriMote translates button presses on the Siri Remote to keyboard events. SiriMote requires OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra or macOS 10.13 High Sierra. I tested SiriMote on my MacBook pro 13” Retina (Late 2013) with iTunes, Keynote and Quicktime. Siri Remote interacts perfectly and directly with my Mac.

Screenshot Apple TV 4_tvOS 9.0_home App Store

apple_tv_4_icon_400x400Finally, the new Apple TV 4th Generation with tvOS 9.0 and tvOS 10 has the option to make screenshots, video screen capturing and game recordings. All you need for making Apple TV 4 screenshots and video screen captures is the Quick Time Player and an USB-C to USB cable. In contrast to other tutorials, for the following one you do not need a developer tool like Xcode on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra.

WhatsApp Web on iPad_07_Synced Chats on iPad

WhatsApp iconLearn how to set up Whatsapp Web on iPad, iPad air and Mac. WhatApp Web is working without jailbreak on iOS 8, iOS 9, iOS 10, Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan and macOS 10.12 Sierra. In the past, WhatsApp on iPad without jailbreak was working on iOS 7 and iOS 8 up to version 2.11.8. But then, WhatsApp 2.11.8 apparently expired, meaning the app certificate was not valid anymore. Hence, you could not install WhatsApp 2.11.8 on your iPad, iPad air or iPod touch anymore. Furthermore, WhatsApp versions higher than 2.11.8 have never worked on iOS 8 due to root and folder limitations of a non-jailbreaked iPad. 

Installing Huawei E3276s-150 on OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite_7_How to reconnect

Huawei Logo 151x151A Huawei E3276 / Telekom Speedstick LTE III mobile broadband modem USB stick is easily installed on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite without using Mobile Partner software. Just use the following work around to get your Huawei E3276s-150 / Telekom Speedstick LTE III running on Yosemite. If you also have a Windows 8 / 8.1 or Windows 10, you just follow the Windows 8 / 8.1 instructions for Huawei K3765. So far, Huawei E3276 is not working on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Installation Huawei E3276 on macOs 10.12 Sierra works in the similar way as for Huawei E3372.