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iPhone XR Unable to set Live Photo as wallpaper : iOS 12

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If you have purchased the latest iPhone XR recently launched by Apple you should be facing issue of not able to set live wallpaper on the lock screen. The live wallpaper is now a old feature of iPhone works well with other iPhone models. You would need to press and hold the screen to get the live photo to move. But the live wallpaper are not working in iPhone XR only which is running on iOS 12.

Why Live wallpaper are not working on iPhone XR: Live wallpaper on iPhone XR won’t work as it doesn't have 3D touch feature. This may be surprising for many iPhone users as 3D is supported from iphone 6s and all model afterwards. But the iPhone XR now lacks 3D feature and the live wallpaper will not run or show effects.
iPhone XR features a new technology called Haptic Touch instead of the usual 3D Touch. The haptic touch is technique of long press combined with haptic feedback from the Taptic Engine. Causing many issues to 3D touch users like live wallpaper, keyboard use etc. But for now the …

iOS 12.1.1 FaceTime Live Photo Button added again

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If you are using face time on iOS 12 than you must be facing problem of not able to take live photo on Facetime call. But the issue is solved on latest release of iOS 12 viz iOS 12.1.1 as the Apple has again added live photo feature in one to one chat on Facetime.


This is really a great news for many people who love to use Facetime call and missed the feature really bad. It was really pain for many users as they were found of taking live photo and all of sudden Apple decided to remove this feature. Since the feature is added again you may now take live photo on Facetime after upgrading to iOS 12.1.1, a big relief.



The feature is enabled by default but can be turned off in Settings -> FaceTime -> Live Photos. Everyone must be updated to iOS 12.1.1 or later for the FaceTime Live Photo capture to succeed.

iOS 12.1.1 Notification badge on setting icons in iPhone and iPad [Fixed]

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iOS 12.1.1 is the latest iOS 12 version released by Apple in Dec-2018 and it comes with many bug fixes like one tap switch in front and back camera in Facetime, Live photo capture during one to one FaceTime call. But the notification badge on setting apps icon in iOS 12 seems to still persist in iOS 12.1.1.

iOS 12.1.1 shows notification badge in settings which iPhone users are unable to remove. The issue with iOS 12.1.1 is that it will show a notification badge and No apparent notifications are found in settings.  if you try to restart or hard reboot the phone the settings notification is not going away from iPhone/ settings.
How to remove setting notification badge in iOS 12.1.1 and iPhone Xs, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s plus: Fix 1: Signout /Sign in from iCloud
One way to remove the notification in iOS 12.1.1 is to signing out of  from iCloud with your Apple ID and signing in back again. This way after successful login the notification should go away. Step wise: 1.      Launch the Set…

Apps not updating from update section on Appstore: iPhone /iOS 12.1 [Fix]

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iOS 12.1 is reported with a bug in update section that the listed app pending apps for update are not updating apps while clicking or tapping on the update section.  iOS 12.1 apps update is not working, When you tap on the update next to application name, it will start rolling for few seconds and will revert to “update again”. There are no error reported for update failure or no message given about what happened in iPhone/iPad devices.

The iPhone apps update failure issue seems to occur after iOS 12.1 update only and it was never found with earlier iOS 12 version. If go to update section in Appstore and tap on multiple apps to update in some case no apps will update or while in other some of the apps will update and rest will update in Appstore on iPhone/iPad/ iOS 12.1. This is a serious issue for many iPhone users are apps update nor working on iOS 12.1 is restricting them from using latest app feature.
What to do if apps are not updating from update section in Appstore on iPhone:
1.Res…

Spotlight search/ setting search not working in iOS 12.1/12.2/iPhone Xs [Solved]

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iPhone XS Max/8plus users after upgrading iPhone to iOS 12.1 are facing issue with spotlight search not working with iOS 12.1. Basically, whenever user go to spotlight search and search for anything like apps, the spotlight return no result. After pressing search in spotlight, the Siri suggestions stay, and nothing appears in result. After about 5-10 seconds, the Siri suggestions completely disappear and the options to search web, app store, and maps appear about 5-10 seconds later.

Similarly issue is faced while searching for something in settings app, the setting app search is not working with iOS 12.1. The issue seems to be with iOS 12.1 as the iOS 12 the spotlight search was working just fine.


How to fix spotlight search not working in iOS 12/ iOS 12.1
Fix 1: Change region language Changing the language region, restarting the device, and then switching it back again, seems to fix the issue for some users. You can give it a try. (eg switch the device language from English to English (…

How to fix children Screen Time Data not showing on parent iPhone

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iOS 12 has come with very useful feature Screen Time, which can be used to monitor and control time the user spend of apps. The feature works fine with family sharing. The great part of feature is that you can add your children or family member and restrict the screen time. The screen not showing child/family member data is reported more often after upgrading to iOS 12.0.1 on almost all types of device like iPhone Xs, iPhone 8/7/6, iPad etc. (Read this article to know how to set up Screen Time as Parent/Child) 

The issue is that after configuring screen time on kids/family members, it is still missing from the iPhone. After successfully setting up child iPhone screen Time as “Set up as Parent”, The parent iPhone is not showing all family iPhone in Screen Time setitings (SettingsScreen Time All Devices Devices). 
Other issue with screen time is that it was working fine after initial set up but later on after few weeks usage, the screen time app has stopped showing child data. When l…

How to set up Screen time as Parent on Child iPhone: iOS 12

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Screen Time is really a great feature of iOS 12 and helpful being a parent if you are want to control your child mobile usage. If you have set the screen time as Parent, in this case ignoring the limit in your child iPhone will require the parent’s pass code for all managed devices, but it won’t be needed if you set up limits on your own (parent) device.

To set up Screen Time as Parent in your child iPhone :Set Content & Privacy Restrictions as follow: In Your child iPhone->Go to Settings and tap Screen Time.Tap Continue, "This is My Child's iPhone”.Please note, as a parent iPhone you should chose "This is My iPhone".
Follow the instruction of the child iPhone to set App Limits, Content & Privacy, and creating your Parent Passcode. If you're the parent or guardian of your device and want to prevent another family member from changing your settings, tap Use Screen Time Passcode to create a passcode. Then re-ente…

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