Tips

April 29, 2020
Want to record a video on the iPhone quickly? When you find the perfect moment for a video, you don’t always have time to switch between Photo and Video mode on your iPhone. This tip for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max will show you how to take a video on an iPhone right from Photo mode
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April 28, 2020
Want to know how to crop a photo quickly to capture the perfect picture? Sometimes you get an amazing shot on your iPhone, only to find that your pet is off-center in the final product. If you're wondering how to crop photos on the iPhone, there's a quick and easy way to accomplish this without adjusting the crop box manually.
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April 27, 2020
Wondering how to share a password from iPhone to iPhone or to an iPad or Mac? If you want to let someone else watch your Netflix account, or log in to a website to view your shopping list, sharing the password safely and accurately can be a real pain. Especially if you are using longer, more secure passwords. But you don't have to type and text the password or read it out loud to the person you're sharing it with. The easiest way to share a password securely is by using AirDrop. This tip will show you how to share a password iPhone to iPhone or to other Apple devices, without any mistakes. Let’s get going with how to use AirDrop for password sharing on the iPhone.
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April 25, 2020
If your eyesight isn't what it used to be, you may find the small text size on your iPhone or iPad hard to read and wonder, "why is the font on my iPhone so small? How do I make the text bigger?" There's no need to strain your eyes; here are several tricks you can use to make reading on an iPhone or iPad easier, including changing your iPhone font size.
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April 24, 2020
Want to learn how to rent a movie on Amazon Prime to watch on your iPad or Apple TV? Movies and shows can be an exciting way to pass the time, but Amazon sure doesn’t make rentals easy on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. With so many different Amazon apps, why is buying and renting movies and TV shows so hard to figure out? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered to make your next family movie night a success.
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April 23, 2020
One of my favorite features of my Kindle device and the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad is the ability to read a book on one device, then pick up a different device, open the book and continue reading from the same place. I tend to use my Kindle Paperwhite at home for morning reading, then I use the Kindle app on my iPhone for reading during my commute or when standing in line at the coffee shop. If this feature (called Whispersync) wasn’t enabled, I’d have to constantly remember what page I’m on. Here’s how to sync the Kindle app on the iPhone or iPad.
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April 22, 2020
Need to do a group FaceTime call instead of a group text? Texting is great, but sometimes, you need to have a conversation face-to-face. Starting a group FaceTime from a group text message is the easiest way to start a group call. The contacts involved will be notified and can join the ongoing FaceTime chat whenever they're ready. It's quick and easy to do a group FaceTime call from a group text, so let's dive in.
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April 21, 2020
People are asking how to put their emergency info on the Lock screen of their iPhones. If you have a medical issue such as a seizure disorder, cardiac condition, or similar problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it's important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical alert bracelet, ID bracelet, or even a medical ID card in your wallet may help in an emergency, there's one more tool you can use to ensure you receive the prompt care you need—your iPhone! Even if you keep your iPhone locked with a passcode or Touch or Face ID, it's still possible to have your Medical ID visible on your smartphone so that bystanders and emergency personnel can assist you in a medical emergency. Let's get started learning how to get the Medical ID on the Lock screen of your iPhone.
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April 20, 2020
You can set an alarm on the iPhone, but if you sleep through your iPhone’s alarm, then it’s not doing you much good. You can change the alarm volume on your iPhone, but you’ll have to dig around your Haptics & Sounds settings to do it. This quick tip will show you how to set the alarm on your iPhone to the perfect volume, so let’s dive in.
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April 18, 2020
Touch ID and Face ID are great iPhone security features, but if you want the best protection for your device, you need an iPhone passcode. Apple's default six-digit numeric passcode is already pretty hard to crack, but you can change your iPhone passcode to one that's even more secure. You can change the passcode on your iPhone to an alphanumeric code that's six digits or longer. That combination of letters, numbers, and length will bring your iPhone security to the next level. In addition to setting up Face ID or Touch ID, your passcode helps keep your iPhone safe from prying eyes. If you're looking for the best security code possible, an alphanumeric code is your best bet. Let's get started learning how to set a new passcode on your iPhone now. 
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April 17, 2020
Have you ever taken a photo that would be perfect if the top of Grandma's head wasn't cut out of the frame? The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max have a feature called Capture Content Outside Frame that captures details outside the standard 4:3 frame and saves them for 30 days in case you decide to adjust the framing of the image. By default, your iPhone 11 and other new models come with the feature disabled. Let’s dive in with how to adjust your Camera settings so you can use the extra content to fix poorly framed photos after the fact.
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April 16, 2020
Does your iPhone 11 have a Control Center? Yes! But unlike iPhones with Home buttons, you don’t swipe up to get to the iPhone 11’s Control Center. To access the Control Center on an iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and any other iPhone without a Home button, you’ll need to swipe down, not up. The notch at the top of your iPhone 11 creates two distinct sides at the top of the screen, and Apple uses this small divide to give you access to both Notifications and Control Center. This tip covers how to access the Control Center but keep an eye out for our tip on how to accessg Notifications without a Home button. Here’s how to get to the Control Center on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max and earlier iPhones without a Home button.
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April 15, 2020
Did you know that the Apple Books app (formerly iBooks) lets you buy e-books, audiobooks, and even radio-plays? When you’re stuck at home, listening to audiobooks and reading ebooks is an enriching way to pass the time, especially as a family. Apple’s Books app doesn’t get much love, but it’s got a great collection of books to buy as well as some freebies! Let’s dive in with how to make purchases in Apple’s Books app.
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April 14, 2020
Some people ask, "Does the iPhone have a QR scanner?" Yes! It's so easy to use your iPhone as a QR reader. In fact, you can add a QR code reader to the Control Center on your iPhone for the fastest possible access. Learning how to use your iPhone's QR reader will make it easier to install new gear or register products online. If you frequently use QR codes and would like to add this feature to your iPhone or iPad's Control Center and learn how to use your device as a QR scanner once you've installed the QR reader feature, read on. 
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April 13, 2020
Are you into iPhone photography and wondering how to get the best shots in low light? Apple's latest iPhones, the 11 and 11 Pro, offer a new camera feature called Night Mode. Night Mode makes night photography easy, allowing users to take clear, vivid pictures in low-light situations. We've already answered the question, "how do you use the new iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 camera on Night Mode?" Now, we'll go over the different ways to use Night Mode camera settings on your iPhone so that you can have more control over the amount of exposure in a low-light shot.
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April 11, 2020
In iOS 13, Reminders lets you group related lists of reminders on the iPhone. When you create a group in Reminders, you can bring together related lists under one folder. This tip will help you set up groups and get your reminders organized. You can even use this method to add groups in Reminders on your iPad! Read on to learn how to use the updated iOS 13 Reminders app to set up groups of lists on the iPhone.
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April 10, 2020
If you're into iPhone photography and looking for ways to get the best shots in low light, you're in luck. Apple's latest iPhones, the 11 and 11 Pro, offers a new feature called Night mode. Night mode makes night photography easy, allowing users to take clear, vivid pictures in low-light situations. So, how do you use the new iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Camera in Night mode? We'll go over the ins and outs of these Camera settings below.  
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April 09, 2020
The Scribble feature makes Apple Watch lets you compose texts by writing the words on your Watch Face with a finger rather than dictating them to Siri. Quiet texts on the Apple Watch make it easier to send and receive texts discreetly. But what happens when your watch fails to correctly translate your scribbling into text? With Scribble on the Apple Watch, you can also edit incorrect words without talking to Siri. Here’s how to text on an Apple Watch and edit texts using Scribble.
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April 08, 2020
You probably already know that you can react to text messages with a heart or a thumbs up. But Memoji stickers are another fun way to react to text messages and give your conversation a personal touch. You can add stickers to an iMessage, even after that message was sent! If you already have a Memoji sticker sheet, then you probably want to know how to add those stickers in a message. This tip will show you how to add a Memoji sticker after the message is already sent, for the ultimate in text customization. Read on to learn how to use your Memoji stickers for text messages.
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April 07, 2020
One of the biggest questions people usually have when they upgrade from an older iPhone with a Home button to an iPhone 11 is, "How do I navigate my iPhone 11 without the Home button?" In particular our readers frequently ask us how do you return to the Home screen on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max as well as any earlier iPhone without a Home button? The answer is surprisingly simple: To go back to the Home screen without a Home button, start by locating the thin, long bar that usually appears as white, black, or gray, at the very bottom of your screen. Here’s how to return to Home screen on iPhone XR, XS, 11, and more.
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April 06, 2020
Did you know that the person you've invited can call into your meeting straight from their iPhone's Calendar app? We'll show you how to use this easy and efficient way to keep calls and meetings on time and in order. We've already gone over how to get directions from the Calendar app, and also how to create events and meetings in your iPhone's Calendar app, then invite people to them; let's get started learning how to use this iPhone Calendar app feature. 
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April 04, 2020
Want to know how to share a podcast from one iPhone to another? Sometimes, a podcast episode is so good, you have to share it right away. With this tip, you can share a podcast episode any time, even while you're listening! Then, when you're done with the episode, you'll have someone to talk about it with right away. It's great way to spend time with someone, even if you can't be in the same place. Not only can you share a podcast, but there are also several different ways to do so. You can send an episode via text message, Facebook Messenger, email, a Facebook post, and more, all from right within the podcast episode you're enjoying at the moment. Let's get started learning how to share a podcast episode on your iPhone! 
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April 03, 2020
Want to know how to use FaceTime to talk to your friends and family? If you're trying to find a more personal way to keep in touch, FaceTime is a great option! FaceTime has features you can use like call waiting, and the option to pick between video calls or audio only. Below, I show the first thing you need to know about FaceTime: how to make a FaceTime audio or video call. The person you call will also have to have FaceTime enabled on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
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April 02, 2020
If you have iOS 10 or later, you can challenge a friend to a quick game in the Messages app, provided your friend is also using iMessages! Just find a game you like in the iMessaages App Store, tap to get it, and then start playing with your friend. Playing a game via iMessages is great for when you don't have much to talk about, but still want to keep in touch with someone. Here's how to start and play games in iMessages. 
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April 01, 2020
Forget package tracking apps! Did you know you can track shipments on your iPhone without ever leaving the app in which you received the tracking number? If you’re worried about porch pirates, one of the best security measures is knowing when a package is supposed to arrive. Your iPhone will automatically detect tracking any tracking number that you receive in Mail or Messages. You can also use the same method to track packages from websites like Amazon by copying and pasting the tracking number into Notes. For an extra layer of security, you can add a unique passcode to Notes. With this tip, you’ll be able to set up tracking from any carrier. Let’s dive in to how to use iPhone package tracking.
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