How to restore emails from trash on iPad

Accidentally deleted an email and want to get it back? Using the built-in Mail app on your iPad? Look no further.

  1. open the mail app

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    Tap the mail icon
  2. use the back buttons in the top right to navigate to your main mailbox

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    Tap the mailboxes button in the top left
  3. click on the trash folder

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    Tap on the trash folder
  4. here you should be able to see the email(s) you accidently deleted
  5. tap edit

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    Tap edit
  6. tap the circle next to the email(s) you accidently deleted

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    Select the emails you wish to restore.
  7. tap move

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    Select move and then select inbox
  8. select inbox

your emails will now be back in their rightful place.

Pro tip: if you have accidentally deleted a single email, shake your phone straight after and this will undo the action returning you email without having to go through all of the steps outlined above.

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Advice on buying a used iPhone

Here are our top tips for making sure you are safe and getting a good deal when buying used iPhones.

Functional checks: Necessities to check if you want the phone to work

  1. Check the IMEI on the back of the phone matches the IMEI in Settings > General > About
  2. Check that the liquid damage sensors have not been set off
  3. Test everything (article on this coming soon)
  4. Check that find my iPhone is off
  5. Check the unit is not blacklisted – most retailers use a service called checkmend but there is also a free check available through swappa.com 
  6. Check whether the device is unlocked or locked

Other considerations: For additional peace of mind

  1. Battery life might not be as good as if you were to buy new
  2. Check the condition
  3. What accessories are included
  4. What is the storage capacity – Will this be enough space?
  5. Software versions available – does it take the latest software versions? Some older iPhones are not compatible with the version of iOS.
  6. Apple warranty – is it out of warranty, refurb or in warranty.
  7. Does the seller provide any form of warranty?

Words of warning

  1. If buying online never pay by bank transfer – use something like PayPal which offers buyer protection.
  2. If you are buying in person and paying cash, make sure you get the sellers name and address in case the device gets blocked or goes wrong.
  3. If buying online is it insured against loss or damage in the post?

Safest Option

  1. buy from a reputable retailer like these lovely guys: http://illPod.com 😉

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How to check if an iPhone has ‘Find My iPhone’ switched on

Whether you are selling your device, buying a used one our, or just want to restore your current one but cannot remember your credentials, it is a wise idea to check whether the device has Find My iPhone switched on.

If the device does have Find My iPhone switched on. When you carry out a factory reset to the device you will be prompted for the AppleID and password that were last used to activate find my iPhone. This is a useful security feature to prevent lost or stolen phones from being sold on.

Thankfully Apple have released a great tool that allows you to check before you buy/sell/restore a device.

  1. Simply find the IMEI or serial numeber off the back of your device or in Settings > General > About
  2. Enter this into: https://www.icloud.com/activationlock/
  3. You will be presented with a results page that tells you whether find my iPhone is activated

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How to take a screen shot on Mac

If you are used to taking screenshots on windows then the first time you come to do it on a Mac you might be a little confused as most macs are missing the print screen key and even if you do have a print screen key it will not work.

It is actually really simple and offers a lot of flexibility.

I’ve listed differing methods in order of complexity below (if you are just after keyboard shortcuts feel free to skip ahead to point 2):

1. Grab

Grab is the built in app in OS X for creating screen grabs, it gives you all the options you get with the keyboard shortcuts below with none of the hassle of remembering those pesky keyboard shortcuts.

Simply open grab, by clicking on spotlight in the top right (the magnifying glass) and search for grab.

Once grab has loaded you will notice your top bar has changed to the grab app, from here you can select the capture menu and pick the option which best suits.

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Grab – OS X builtin screen grabber

Once you have taken your screen grab you will be presented with window on screen showing your results from here you can use the edit menu to copy it elsewhere or the file menu to save.

2. Keyboard shortcuts.

If you need to take screen shots of a similar type regularly, it’s definitely worth memorising the most appropriate keyboard shortcut.

Here’s the run down:

cmd ⌘ + shift + 3 – captures the whole screen and saves to the desktop ready for you to share.

cmd ⌘ + shift + 4 – Captures a selection and saves it to the desktop.

cmd ⌘ + shift + 4 – then press space – Captures a particular window and saves it to the desktop.

cmd ⌘ + ctrl + shift + 3 – captures the whole screen and copies it ready for your to paste it into whatever application your heart desires.

cmd ⌘ + ctrl + Shift + 4 – Captures a selection and copies it.

cmd ⌘ + Ctrl + shift + 4 – then press space – Captures a particular window and copies it.

I hope this article has been useful to you, if it has let us know in the comments.

All of our articles are based on common questions we on team illPod are asked on a regular basis, so if you have a question let us know and we will do our best to answer it and maybe write a blog on the subject.

References:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201361
https://colorlib.com/wp/print-screen-mac/