How To Run Windows RT On HTC HD2? It’s Done Perfectly [IMAGES]

Anyone want to see Windows RT on a smartphone? Yup! Here is a good and fair news which comes as the latest exciting one as much as it does us. Windows RT has been ported to the HTC HD2 smartphone. Believe it or not – check out the pictures captured when running Windows RT on HTC HD2 handset below.

Honestly to say that Winows RT cant be run on Apple’s iPad, but can be installed on HTC, HP TouchPad and some other smartphones that have the ability of porting such mobile operating systems. This installation isn’t the first time done on HD2, ealier in the past Windows XP was also ported into HTC’s HD2 and Android 3.0 on HP TouchPad and Nokia N900 smaryphones.

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Apart this, the HD2 – same phone that has been around for longer than some of the news outlets that will report story, has now been the (un)lucky recipient of a whole new port, this time with Windows RT finding its way into that 4.3-inch screen. HTC’s HD2 may have begun life as just another Windows Mobile 6.5 handset, but its surprisingly hardly internals enable to run almost any mobile OS going.

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Now, the latest software to appear on the three-year-old device is the Windows RT, which was ported onto the system by a developer called Cotulla – the news comes as CotullaCode on Twitter released a collection of photos showing Windows RT running on the HD2, though we have yet to see video proof of the feat. He is the same person who previously put Windows Phone 7 on the same unit, let alone Windows Phone 8, the HD2 has proved to be something of a mammoth of hardware.

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The HD2’s 4.3-inch screen has seen ported versions of Ubuntu, as well as Windows Phone, MeeGo and all manner of Android releases. Now that three years old, the HD2 shows no official sign of giving up just yet, as the above collection of photos shared and proved.

Obviously the fact that Windows RT runs on the HD2 would be a big achievement. The HD2 packs just a 1GHz single-core CPU and 5760MB of memory. Impressively, it even for RT version of Windows has the ability to support to see it running.

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Imagine when you run Windows RT on iPad 4? Just kidding, many want to see HD2 running Android 6.0 and Windows Phone 10 at some point in the future. Wait and see!

Here’s How To Build Pi-to-Go: A Raspberry Pi Mini Computer With Screen And Keyboard Stuffed Into A 3D-Printed Case [Details]

Have you seen the features of awesome mods using the newly launched Raspberry Pi portable computer since its launch? With that this Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi mod would be the one of the best check out. Details after the jump!

When talking about gaming consoles – are generally candidates to go under a screwdriver for miniaturization into p[ortable packages, but here – Nathan Morgan has set himself to do something different: transform the hacker-friendly Raspberry Pi into a mobile rig. Finally, the Pi-to-Go created. The portable’s custom 3D-printed case packs a model B version Raspberry Pi, a 640 x 480 LCD screen and a QWERTY Keyboard with a built-in touchpad.

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The new Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi has created using the Google Sketch software and a 3D printer to create the case, which is thus equipped with a Raspberry Pi model B mini computer, a screen and keyboard stuffed into a 3D-printed case.

Storage on the Pi-to-Go internals include a Samsung-made 64GB SSD (with a 1GB swap partition), a rechargeable battery that provides more than 10 hours of juice, a 4GB SD card and support for WiFi and Bluetooth.

The LCD I used is from an after market backup camera system that can be installed in a car. The screen is a low resolution and I hope to find a better upgrade for my next version of the mobile RPi to-go. So for this proof of concept, it works just fine. The screen is 3.5? using a 4:3 aspect ratio. It uses a composite input and is able to display a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels.

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Morgan’s even published build instructions, 3D printer files and a parts list necessary for replicating the box. Interested in building your very own Pi-to-Go Raspberry Pi all the components required to make it, not accounting for the 3D-printed case, cobbling together your own Pi-to-Go setup should ring up at just shy of $400.

For full instructions and more details jump over to the Parts People website. For the entire build breakdown and more images of the rig, hit the bordering source link.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 4 On iPhone And iPod touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 [How-to Tutorial]

You may be familiar with beta releases of Apple’s mobile operating system, means the update only available for registered developers who got an UDID enrolled in the iOS development program. Actually, iOS beta means a preview version that will be first tested by Dev’s on their devices and that same with the latest seeded iOS 6.1 beta 4. But the additional good news is with the release is that those same developers can also enjoy a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1 beta 4 thanks to the always reliable Redsn0w.

You can now jailbreak the latest beta seed – it can be jailbroken – just like the previous builds – using Redsn0w, right now, those who installed, or planning to install the update on their A4 device or older. Compatible devices include iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS and the 4th-generation iPod touch, all of which are susceptible to the longstanding Limera1n exploit. Owners of the iPhone 5 or the iPod touch 5G will need to keep that patience going while the relevant dev teams find some solution that will probve a tethered or untethered jailbreak on those new Apple products.

However a larger numbers have already taken the seed and upgraded their iOS devices to an iteration that isn’t currently supported by this jailbreak. For those who are clutching onto older Apple hardware will always have a way to a tethered jailbreak solution no matter waht, all thanks to the awesome bootrom exploit which Apple have no ability to patch due to its hardware nature. Currently, Redsn0w hasn’t received an official update to  offer support for the fourth beta release, but the tried and tested method of pointing the new software to the older 6.0 firmware file will do the trick for this latest beta 4.

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It is also worth reiterating that Redsn0w will only provide a tethered jailbreak for pre-A5 devices. This effectively means that all compatible devices that are jailbroken on iOS 6.1 beta 4 will need to be connected to the PC or Mac and have Redsn0w ran over them again to reboot into a jailbroken state, (hard rebooted or powered down).

Note: This jailbreak is tethered only, and relies on the publicly available iOS 6.0 IPSW for your respective device. Most importantly this is only for developers, and if you do not meet all of the aforementioned creteria, then it is best to wait until final iOS 6.1 firmawre launches for public. For those who are going to immediately embark on the path to a tethered jailbreak on this latest preview release of iOS 6.1, then you can follow our previous guide to achieve that

Step 1: Download iOS 6 beta 4 for iPhone and iPod touch device via Apple’s Developer Program, or throuh delta update (OTA).

Step 2: Now download the iOS 6.0 firmware from here.

Step 3: Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 fram here (Windows / Mac)

Step 4: Plug your device to computer and open Redsn0w. Place your device into DFU mode, and Redsn0w should pick up the device in that mode.

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Step 5: Click on Extras > Select IPSW > and then select the 6.0 IPSW, that you already downloaded in Step 2. Now, Redsn0w will successfully identifies the firmware.

Step 6: Go back to the Redsnow’s main channel and click on “Jailbreak.” Once it finishes processing, make sure to install Cydia is checked, and click Next to finish the entire jailbreak process.

How to boot tethered

Step 1: The iPhone will appear back on the Lock screen. Place it agin back to DFU mode.

Step 2: From the main page of Redsn0w, click Extras > Select IPSW and select iOS 6.0 firmware. Redsn0w should successfully identify the firmware.

Step 3: Click on Boot Tethered, and a tethered boot will be performed on your device. Similar to the initial jailbreak. You’ll see a pinapple logo during bootup, signifying a successful tethered booting.

Step 4: Once tethered boot completes, you should be back to your old device’s Lockscreen. Unlock it, and swipe to the second page. Cydia icon can be seen there. Open Cydia and let it perform its intial configuration and set up.

This is it! Jailbroken iOS 6.1 beta 5 successfully on your iPhone 4 / 3GS and iPod tuch 4G. This is not an untethered jailbreak, but a tethered one, so keep in mind that it need to perform Step 8 and Step 9 again in order to restart or power on your device at any time, tethered boot.

Whited00r 6 Brings iOS 6 Features On iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G And Older iPod touches [VIDEO]

Before we talk about this adding we got to talk about the latest and greatest releases in the mobile history which can be a pretty expensive pastime. Every year comes a handful of new releases from the biggest tech companies, and the device that comes from Apple power, your costing are as high as they get into the market. There are lots of customers who can count themselves as iPhone users, the vast majority will be in ownership of the older devices – running all the way back to the first couple of generations and not going to support the latest iOS versions like iOS 6. Whited00r has long since given these older devices a soak, by offering a utility which makes them appear as though they’re running on newer firmware and today, said utility has been updated for iOS 6.

Upto iPhone 3GS, iOS 6 only reaches back to experience, but countless people are still on the old iPhone 2G / 3G, as well as the old iPod touche first and second generation. Whited00r for iOS 5 initially arrived this year, allowing users to install portions of iOS 5 of those above mentioned antiques and gave them the impression that the device was actually running on the fifth edition of Apple’s mobile operating system.

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Virtually, Whited00r could be seen as the iPhone and iPod touch version of CyanogenMod for Android, or like a Dreamboard tweak looks like iOS 6, offers one or two of its features to boot up.

In essence, Notification Center is also ported, and a replica of Apple’s iCloud service, which is, of course not the real imminent, but an alternative that gets the job done transforming the same manner and lets you share data between two Whited00r toting devices. And if you’re stuck on an older device and have been teased bt those running the smooth new iOS 6 firmware, you can grab this iOS 6 skin pack firmware from the official site of Whited00r.

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Obviously, you’ll need to jailbreak your iOS device befire you can get started with installing the updated version of Whited00r, but once you got it out of the way, you can turn your antiqued device by offering it a rejuvenate simulation of the latest release of iOS.

Do you own an older device? Then give it a try right now. Share your combat stories with us via the usual mediums like Facebook and Google+ pages or Twitter.

You Can Disable User Data Collection And Location Tracking On Google Maps For iPhone [How-to Tutorial]

It’s now official. Google Maps app for iPhone and iPod touch has been launched and it really offers an awesome user experience built on top of Google’s extensive real-time data and mapping information that they have built-up over these years. The app contains 3D representations of certail buildings in particular localities with even faster and fluid action, and also has an extremely functional – albeit in data stage – offering of voice-guided turn-by-turn directions (navigation) system. Here’s the actual problem, it is the app is collecting user location data, which is somewhat disturbing the most. How to get rid of it, is what we’re going to talk now.

Luckily, it is simple enough to turn off this setting off. Google have done a great job building a free of charge iOS 6 maps alternative, we will just run through a few simple steps to ensure that location privacy is maintained for those who want it. Bear in the mind the fact that on first launch of the app, the user is asked if they would like their location data to be collected, but, in such case you missed that screen and went towards without realizing, then simply follow these steps after the jump to turn off completely.

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Step 1: Download and install Google Maps for iPhone and iOS 6 from the iOS App Store. Launch the app from the home screen when booted.

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Step 2: Once the app launches, select the Profile icon from the top right hand side of the navigation bar before selecting the Settings cog icon located in the same place.

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Note: Using a Google account user meanly requires to login to the Maps app.

Step 3: Select the About, Terms & Privacy button from the bottom of the display before selecting Terms  Privacy on the show up screen.

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Step 4: Select the Location Data Collection toward the bottom of the Terms page. On the resulting screen make sure that the Location Data Collection toggle is set of On to Off.

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Following the above steps should make sure that the addresses and navigation directions that are visited within the new Maps app are not been tracked back to Google’s servers and added to their vast collection of user data. Anonymously, Google is collecting this information, even though it’s always a good idea to have that peace of mind that comes with knowing private information isn’t being collected or leaked from your devices.

This MultiROM Allows You To Run & Load Multiple OSes On You Nexus 7 Tablet

Being an Google’s Nexus 7 owner you might be interested in learning how to run various operating systems loaded on your Android 4.1 Jelly Bean smartphone. Today, we got that XDA-Developer named Tassadar has created a new application called ‘MultiROM’ for Google’s Nexus 7 tablet, enables you to load multiple OSes on to it exclusively.

MultiROM is all based on multi-booting solution that has been created to boot an Android ROM on your Nexus 7 tablet while keeping the one already running in the internal memory intact or boot Ubuntu without having the device to be format entirely.

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Tasssadar explains about the MultiROM – the ROM can only be set-up in the internal memory of the Nexus 7 tablet device, but booting from USB is also planned for the future iterations and installations. It is to be noted that those whom toting with an 8GB of Nexus 7 tablet will struggle with this loading, whereas the 16GB and 32GB versions of tablet have plenty of space to install, run extra operating systems.

Interested ones can follow the instructions on how to install multiple OSes on Nexus 7 tablet, after downloading MultiROM app from the XDA-Developers website from here.

How To Backup / Restore iPhone Contacts With iCloud Or Email Address

It would be the best idea when thinking to restore their iOS devices only when needed to worry about backing up their device contacts if their device of choice was an iPhone. Apple when introduced iMessage the most efficient ability to send messages across iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, it is now more important than ever to ensure that all contact information is backed up securely. While backing up contacts on iOS device ensures that the smartphone will never cause a contact information based issue, when you upgrade to yet another firmware upgrade or downgrade to any iOS software update. Having that information backed up ensures that the data being immediately made available at your finger tips regardless of the type of iOS device you toting with.

There are a different variety of way to make sure that contacts and other data is backed up for future use, two of which pointed below with easy to follow steps.

Backing up contacts via iCloud [first way]

iCloud is a cloud-based service done right to store your music, photos, apps, calendaers, documents, contacts and more. In either way called it a cloud computing service offered by Apple Inc. iCloud has made things extremely simple when it comes to backing up device information and data. Exclusively designed to allow users to securely store their data in the cloud, with the end goal being; to make that data available across multiple devices under the same Apple IP. To perform an iCloud backup, and subsequently restore the backed up info, the device must be running iOS 5.x or above. Follow the below instructions with simple steps guide to achieve an iCloud backup and restoring contacts information on a different device.

Step 1: Open up the stock Settings app on your iDevice running iOS 5.0 or above and select the iCloud cell that is located in the fourth section of the Settings menu layout.

Step 2: Make sure that the Contacts toggle is set to On.

Step 3: If this your first time performing iCloud backup, then select the Storage & Backup cell from the bottom of the structure.

Step 4: Ensure that the iCloud Backup toggle is set to On before selecting the Back Up Now option from the bottom of the display. This option will invoke an initial iCloud backup and provide you an estimated length of time to complete the task. Important is that all iClod backups require a WiFi connection to perform.

Step 5: Using a new iOS device like different from iPhone, iPod touch or iPad; users can simply ensure that the Contacts toggle is set to On to sync the backed up contacts info to a new device using with the same Apple ID.

Now, well talk about yet another way like, below.

Backing up contacts with an email address

Aside from using iCloud, iOS also allows backing up and restoring contacts data through an  Exchange account. By using any email address that is compatible to syncing through Microsoft Exchange is possible, but in this tutorial we’ll use a Gmail account for synchronizing contacts.

Step 1: Open up the stock Settings app and select the Mail, Contacts, Calendars option from the third section.

Step 2: No accounts are active right at the moment on the device, then select Microsoft Exchange from the presented list. Already there with an active email account and want to add a new account from which you wish to restore – or backup your contacts from – just select Add Account… from the interface, before switching to Microsoft Exchange.

Step 3: Now, add the relevant email address into the first field before adding the associated account password and an informative description of the account.

Step 4: Select Next from the top right hand corner before adding m.google.com in the server field and adding the email address again as the account username (server and username may differ when using a service other than Gmail).

Step 5: Once again select Next from the navigation bar and ensuring that the Contacts toggle is set to on the next screen is set to On. This will make a backup of the contacts or restore them when set up on a new device.

Using such simple and effective ways to backup and restore your important contact information on an iOS device, would be perfect in no reason to ever lose that vital data again when you update to the latest iOS software update.

How To Set Up Wireless Ad Hoc Internet Connection In Windows 8

Windows 8 is said that it’s missing the Start Orb and the ability to easily restart/shut down the PC, but that isn’t true, it all gets on his right sidebar, check it out after the jump. However, there are certain elements that Microsoft either decided to hide deep within the settings, or omit altogether, when compared to Windows 7 and earlier editions of the operating system. Among them is the ability to easily create ad-hoc wireless networks using the current internet connection and wireless adapter. Virtually, an ad-hoc wireless network turns your PC into a virtual WiFi router, connection that allows other devices to connect to the internet through a shared internet connection, each with its own unique IP addresses. Until Windows 7, ad hoc connection were seasonal, since there was an option to create one right in the Network Management utility. With Windows 8, now the ability does exist; its just a little hard to activate (achieve). In particular, this article we’ll guide you how to create a wireless ad hoc connection under Windows 8.

The tutorial of the procedure outlined here uses Windows’ native Network Shell utility, dispose the wlan command within the utility to enable a hosted network that will, it turn, serve as your ad hoc wireless connection. If all this sounds alarming, worry not, for the actual procedure is fairly easy. Follow the steps outlined below, and you should be fine to go.

Noticeably, this method which we’re going to work on must be capable of supporting hosted networks with your network interface. Recommended to update your network adapter to the latest drives before doing this.

Instructions

Step 1: Launch an elevated command prompt under Windows 8 (one with administrator privileges), I man as ownership.

Step 2: Run the following command to verify whether your network interface actually supports visualization:

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If Hosted network supported says yes, you’ll all set. If now, you need to upgrade your hardware, if the software update doesn’t fix it.

Step 3: Now, set up the ad hoc wireless network using this command, Replace the parts in markup tags with your own choices

netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=<enter_network_name_here> key=<enter_password_here>

Step 4: Until now, your hosted network has been created. Now, you need to start it. Use the command below:

netsh wlan start hostednetwork

Step 5: Now, you’re all set with just one more thing remaining. If it’s not already enabled, you need to allow Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) for your currently-active internet connection. Head over to a Network & Sharing Center, and in the properties for the current internet connection, enable ICS. Make sure to select the ad hoc connection under Home networking connection. Right click on your existing Wi-Fi internet connection and select properties.

Now you can connect any device supporting WiFi to the internet using the ad hoc wireless network with t’internet connection sharing that you just created on your Windows 8 PC.

Optionally, in case you want to stop the hosted network, use this command;

netsh wlan stop hostednetwork

Worth noting that this isn’t the only method to create an ad hoc connection. Don’t want to play around with netsh command, or just need an easier way, the best solution is by using a Virtual Router application for Windows, and that should do the trick for you. Google search have pretty good candidates out there. Search it!

How To Run Windows XP In Windows 8 For Free [Guide]

Here’s a simple answer for this question how useful Windows 8 is? And can we use VirtualBox to install any operating system like OS X Mountain Lion or Ubuntu on your Windows PC is yet another option. There are alternative ways which brings the ability to utilize the latest technology on your smartphone, tablet, computer and laptop. Such as trnasformation packs for Windows is yet another way and for mobile phones the themes and skins already changes its overall look and a much-needed benefit. Similar holds for Windows – the world’s most used PC OS – where Windows 8 is the latest and greatest in the choices that you have. Up until Windows 7, Microsoft allowed users to run applications that were compatible with, say, Windows XP, but that has been removed from the latest iteration of Windows. Actually limited in the operating system” backward compatibility.

Been Windows 7 Ultimate and Enterprise user, Microsoft had officially released Windows XP Mode that allowed programs to be run in virtual environment, via a free download. It also allowed programs from Windows XP to pin into Windows 7’s taskbar, which was a very neat. These applications were called Virtual Windows XP applications. With Windows 8, XP Mode (XPM) is no longer officially available. Now, if you want to run Windows XP in a virtual machine, you’ll need the license for it. However, we found a workaround, sort of.

Requirements

  • Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 from a genuine Windows 7 PC.
  • VirtualBox
  • Genuine copy of Windows 8 (it will be verified).

Procedure

Step 1: Download the Windows XP Mode .EXE file on your Windows 8 running PC.

Step 2: Explore the EXE file using an archive viewer (WinZIP or 7-Zip), and locate a folder named “sources” within it.

Step 3: Inside this folder, you’ll have a file titled “xmp”.

Step 4: Extract the xmp file to your computer.

Step 5: Within the extracted files’ content, you will find a VirtualXPVHD file containing the Windows XP virtual machine, that you can open in VirtualBox. Take it out, and rename the file with a .vhd extension.

Step 6: Now load the virtual disk in an emulator like VirtualBox, and you will have Windows XP running on your Windows 8 PC in a virtualized environment, for free of charge XP license!

It is to be noted that for some users, loading this file in VirtaulBox screw up all the previous virtual disk integrations, and you might want to set it up from scratch once again. Already having a virtual machines running, you may consider taking a backup before hand. Not everyone has reported that, but in case, it’s a chance that you may not want to take.

It might also be possible, this same extracted file can be using Windows 8’s built-in virtual machine manager, Hyper-V, but that’s only available in Windows 8 Pro, so unless you’re running that, you’re out of luck here. Talking about this solution, is far easier than dual-boot or triple as compared to setting up VirtualBox, with the added benefit of forging the need to set up an additional software.

Apart this, have you ever tried to install and run Windows XP through USB Flash drive? If not, I will be publishing it soon in Vsszone. (source: Lifehacker) (Via Redmondpie)

Facebook Photo Syncing Now Available To All iOS And Android Users, Enable It Right Away!

The new option of Facebook anyhow may cost a lot of money for all mobile users but currently holds the title as the worlds largest network over one billion active monthly members, which also doesn’t mean that success is guaranteed. The major part of the most popular socuial networks like Facebook and Twitter are constantly evolving to meet the demands of their user base, which particularly stands to reason that Facebook will be continuously trying to innovate and add new technologies and services to the social channel, one of which is the Photo Syncing feature that was reported a week ago. Though the Photo Syncing was initially in a private beta stage with a select few iOS users, Facebook has now offered and rolling out the service on a larger scale to all compatible iOS and Android devices using the official Facebook app. Experience it!

Facebook’s Photo Sync feature is nothing new and the technology behind that iteration isn’t really heap praise of Facebook for innovating in that area. Existing top and the best services like Dropbox and Google+ have already rolled the similar addition into their iOS apps that essentially allow automatic uploading of photos from the device. This release of the added feature addition to Facebook’s arsenal of mobile trickery goes some way to fill the fact that they are still focusing their attentions on mobile users and are committed to improving the user experience for the vast amount of members who really access their accounts regularly from an iOS or Android device.

Actually the Photo Syncing feature works on an opt-in basis, which is pretty good to hear for those who value their privacy. The new feature of this available app is that all photos from the camera roll on the device are automatically uploaded through the Facebook app in the background to a private album that hidden to Facebook friends. Users can choose to publish select images from the store album to their live accounts with a wish being to make the upload process simple and a lot of more uniqueness. Facebook Photo Syncing is now gradually being rolled out to all users of Facebook for iOS.

Enabling such and who really want to opt-in to the Photo Syncing feature, can be achived in two different ways. Users can either access the official app on an iOS or Android device, head to the Photos area from the left menu and scroll right to the bottom to access the Photo Syncing section. This procedure can be accessed directly an account on the Facebook website by simply entering into Photos and selecting the Synced from Phone option at the top.

We have a user guide that instructs you on how to set up / enable Facebook Photo Syncing on your iOS or Androiod device:

Note: Photo Syncing is only compatible on iOS 6 running devices if you’re an iOS users.

Step 1: First of all launch the official Facebook app on your iOS or Android handset.

Step 2: From the left-hand side navigation panel, which you can access by swiping on the screen to the right, scroll down and tap on Photos.

Step 3: Now tap on the Synced tab at the bottom of the display.

Step 4: Follow on-screen instructions to set up a Photo Syncing.

Tip is the you can choose to sync photos over WiFi only or cellular network + Wi-Fi. If you don’t have enough unlimited data plan.

Now, how to opt out of Photo Syncing:

Step 1: Follow the aforementioned guide of instructions up to step 2.

Step 2: Click on the Settings icon on the top right side of the screen.

Step 3: Tap on Don’t sync my photos.

As said about the synced photos are saved to a private album on your Facebook profile on the web, which isn’t visible to FB friends anymore. Simply head over to the Photos app, click on the Synced from Phone option. From here, you can manage your synced photographs and choose which one isn’t visible to your friends and family members personally.