Submitted by Sarah Kingsbury on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 06:00
Have you ever lost an app on your iPad or iPhone? It can happen more easily than you might think. Maybe you stuck it in a folder in an effort to declutter your Home screen, or even deleted it to create space for the latest iOS update, and then forgot. Or maybe you just have so many apps it's lost in the crowd. Whether you have a missing app on your iPhone, a hidden app on your iPhone, or have simply deleted your app, here's how to find an app that disappeared from your device.
Submitted by Sarah Kingsbury on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 06:00
When you turn on Reader View in Safari on iPhone or iPad, you can enjoy articles without the clutter of ads and menus. Better yet, did you know you can also share this ad-free reading mode version of an article with friends? If you are using the Safari browser to read an article from a website that offers Reader View, you can send friends the ad-free version of the article by sharing it via email (but unfortunately not text or social media.) Here’s how to use this convenient Safari setting to share web articles without the ads on iPhone or iPad.
Submitted by Becca Ludlum on Fri, 11/24/2017 - 06:00
Facebook is a great way to keep up on news and videos that your family and friends share. The problem is time. There’s never enough time to read everything you’d like to, and honestly, it’s not easy to find those articles again. I’ve seen people share articles they want to read later, but that can clutter your timeline and annoy your friends. Fortunately, Facebook has a save feature that makes it easy to save those and go back to them later. Here’s how to save an article (or video) to view later on Facebook.
Submitted by Jim Karpen on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 06:00
One of the great features of our mobile devices is the ease with which we can share photos and videos. You can use your iPhone or iPad to send multiple photos via email or messaging. And if you want to send recent photos, you can easily select multiple pictures to send to someone in the Photos tab in the Photos app. Here’s how to share multiple recent photos on the iPhone.
Submitted by Tommy Ly on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 06:00
Want to know how to start a Siri FaceTime call? It’s no secret that you can use Siri to do things like control your music or launch apps. And most people are familiar with using Siri to make a voice call, but you can also use Siri to make a FaceTime call. My mom is a huge fan of this as she continues to learn the best ways to use her iPhone; using Siri to FaceTime me is her personal favorite how-to. Here’s how to use Siri to make FaceTime calls.
Submitted by Sarah Kingsbury on Fri, 11/17/2017 - 06:00
Home button or Sleep/Wake button not working properly? (Maybe you had some kind of iPhone misfortune involving water or a drop?) You're probably planning to take your phone in to get fixed; but in the meantime, Assistive Touch is a great work around to this problem. Here’s what you can do as a workaround if your Home button isn’t working on iPhone.
Submitted by Violet Cooper on Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:00
How to Delete Old iCloud Backups & Free Up More Storage Space on iPhone
Submitted by Tommy Ly on Fri, 09/22/2017 - 06:00
Birthdays are a great thing to celebrate with those you care about. If you have someone's birthday saved with their contact information, the Calendar app will automatically create an all-day event for that date. However, with iOS 11, Facebook events seem to have dissapeared from Calendar along with Facebook birthdays. For some this will be welcome, since it means seeing generally less birthdays. But if you want to hide birthdays altogether, it's a a simple process. Here’s how to hide birthdays in the Calendar app on iPhone.
Submitted by Jim Karpen on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 06:00
It's important to keep your iPhone or iPad backed up. It’s especially important to back it up before you install the latest iOS update. Having a full and recent backup is the fastest way to restore your iPhone should something happen to it. Plus, the iCloud backup will restore all your settings as well. For convenience, you can set your iPhone or iPad to automatically back up via iCloud when your device is connected to a WiFi network, plugged in, and locked. You can also manually tell it to back up. Here’s how to back up your iPhone to iCloud.
Submitted by Paula Bostrom on Wed, 09/06/2017 - 06:00
People are asking how to organize podcasts on the iPhone with the Apple Podcast app. If you have a long morning commute or like to listen to podcasts while you're out and about, having to stop what you're doing to switch podcasts can get annoying. That’s where the ability to create your own stations or playlists comes in handy. You can organize podcasts into stations that allow you to easily find the type of podcast you want to listen to. A recent change to my schedule has me commuting an extra two hours a week. Instead of looking at the extra time as an annoyance, I decided to make more use of the Podcasts app on my iPhone. However, the more subscriptions I have, the less organized they are in the Podcasts app. I have a variety of Podcasts on my iPhone, but I don’t want to be listen to meditation Podcasts while I’m driving down the road. Here’s how to organize podcasts into stations on iPhone.
Submitted by Rheanne Taylor on Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:00
I’ve heard it said over and over again that the best camera is the one you have with you. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. I have an amazing DSLR and yet I find that the majority of my pictures are taken with my iPhone. Unfortunately, our iPhones still struggle in a lot of ways that more advanced cameras don’t. One of those ways is the iPhone’s intolerance for low-light situations. If you’re sick of blurry, unclear images, then here are a few tips and tricks that have really helped me out. Here’s how to shoot clearer, better photos on your iPhone.
Submitted by Jim Karpen on Thu, 08/31/2017 - 06:00
Mail on the iPhone and iPad has a lot of helpful features that makes it easier for you to deal with the onslaught of email messages. Luckily, there is a quick way to mark all email messages as read that’s been around since iOS 8. Unfortunately, unlike iOS 8, iOS 11 no longer makes deleting all your emails simple. However, there’s a glitch which you can take advantage of to delete large chunks of your inbox at once. Here’s how to mark all your emails as read and bulk delete emails from inbox on iOS 11.
Submitted by Jim Karpen on Wed, 08/30/2017 - 06:00
I think all of us have accidentally closed a tab in Safari on our iPhones and wished we knew how to open closed tabs so we could get it back. Luckily, there's a simple way to reopen closed tabs. Let's get started learning how to open recently closed tabs you accidentally closed on your iPhone.
Submitted by Conner Carey on Tue, 08/29/2017 - 06:00
Are you wondering how to create a group text? You don't need to look for a free chat app; you can create group messages to keep in contact with multiple people simultaneously in the Messages app on your iPhone. You can even hold group chats with contacts that don’t use an iPhone—you just won’t be able to add anyone to a group chat unless it’s comprised of all iPhone users with iMessage enabled. Group texts can easily get out of hand when there are lots of people in one, but they’re fantastic for sharing information that multiple people need to know in a single message. We've already covered how to name a group text, and how to leave a group text; here’s how to create group messages on your iPhone.
Submitted by Sarah Kingsbury on Thu, 08/24/2017 - 11:00
If you need to find and track a lost iPhone, using the Find My app to locate your iPhone is the easiest method. If you've enabled the Find My iPhone feature in the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, you can use Find My to locate the missing device, even if it's powered down or the battery's dead. We've already shown you how to turn on Find My iPhone, how to turn off Find My iPhone, and even how to use the Find My app to find your phone if it's lost in your house. Now, here’s how to find your iPhone when it’s lost, whether it’s offline, dead, or even if you don’t have Find My enabled for the iPhone.
Submitted by Paula Bostrom on Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:00
The triple- and double-click shortcuts are designed to let you easily maneuver through a few features of your iPhone when pressing your Home button multiple times. The double-click shortcut lets you find the recent apps you’ve used, and the triple-click shortcut allows you to quickly jump to Accessibility shortcuts you’ve set. However, the triple- and double-click Home commands have a default setting that might be too fast for some to push. My 83-year-old grandmother has an iPhone and she has difficulty pressing her Home button in quick succession due to arthritis in her hands. Whatever your reason, here’s how to slow down the triple- and double-click shortcuts on iPhone.
Submitted by Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:00
Enabling Touch ID for use in apps means that you can lock apps with your fingerprint on your iPhone and iPad. Using Touch ID as an app locker allows you to protect sensitive information such as private documents or personal finance information, instead of setting a password that you might forget. However, other apps such as Facebook don’t allow you to use a fingerprint lock. Once you have Touch ID enabled on your iPhone, you can use your fingerprint to open the Touch ID apps of your choosing. We’ll go over how to set up Touch ID apps below. We’ll also cover which popular apps are Touch ID apps and which ones offer the fingerprint lock screen feature. Since setting up a fingerprint lock on your iPhone often requires a passcode, we'll also cover how to put a password on apps. Here’s how to lock apps on your smartphone or tablet.
Submitted by Abbey Dufoe on Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:00
Maybe you want to get to inbox zero. Or maybe you need more iCloud storage on your device. Either way, you can set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on your iOS device. Once your emails have left the trash, they’re gone forever. So consider that when selecting your time; otherwise, this is a fantastic feature. Here’s how to set how long deleted iCloud emails stay in the trash on iPhone or iPad.
Submitted by Paula Bostrom on Fri, 08/11/2017 - 06:00
I use the Reminders app on my iPhone quite a bit. I’ll create a reminder to pick up my dry cleaning, to buy my cousin a birthday present, or to pay a bill. When I create Reminders, I usually set them to remind me on a certain day, at a certain time. But if I need to make a change to one reminder among many, manually shuffling through them is a pain. For example, I made a Reminder to “pay a fee for the school trip” my son was going on. I forgot what the fee amount was and needed the information before the due date. Instead of tapping each folder and scrolling through them to find it, I simply accessed the Reminders search field. Here’s how to search for a particular reminder on iPhone.