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November 25, 2015
Apple introduced multitasking for the iPad with iOS 9. This includes Split Screen, Slide Over, and Picture-in-Picture. Most iPads are capable of using Slide Over and Picture-in-Picture, so long as they are running iOS 9 or later. However the Split Screen multitasking function is reserved for iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, and iPad Pro users. It’s arguably the most useful of the three functions too, as it allows you to work in two apps simultaneously. That means you could read the news on one side of the app and take notes on the other. Here’s how to use Split Screen view on the iPad.
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November 24, 2015
Say goodbye to searching for a friend’s contact info when you want to call or email them. With 3D Touch (only on the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus), you can view contact information in any app where the circle containing a contact’s initials or image appears. You’ll be able to call, FaceTime, message, or email your friends and family without having to open a separate app.
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November 23, 2015
Figuring out how to download music on Apple Music for offline listening is fairly straight forward—tap the plus sign next to a song and then the cloud icon. While downloading individual songs or albums on Apple Music is easy to do, learning how to download all music on Apple Music isn’t so obvious. If you want to listen to your Apple Music offline, you’ll need a way to download all Apple Music at once. However, unlike Spotify, Apple Music doesn’t provide a clear Download All button to download your music for offline listening. We’ll first explain how it is that you can use Apple Music offline, then we’ll jump into how to download all music on Apple Music with iPhone or iPad. Let’s go.
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November 22, 2015
When Apple released iOS 9, Notes added a lot of features including the ability to create folders, share websites, add images to Notes, and more. Those features are still present in Notes on iOS 10 as well. One of the things you can do in Notes is draw a sketch and add it to the note. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch (iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus), you have the ability to sketch dark or light lines, depending on how firmly you press when drawing. Here’s how to make more nuanced sketches in Notes with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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November 21, 2015
Sometimes particular conversations or individuals can become a bit of a nuisance in Messages — so much so that you'd like to stop receiving notifications for that conversation. Maybe you are part of a group conversation run amok or a family member likes to text you during work hours? Fortunately, you can turn on Do Not Disturb for any particular conversation.
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November 20, 2015
3D Touch on iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus allows you to jump into a specific place within an app using Quick Actions. This is done from Home screen by 3D Touching an app icon. Options for jumping into the app will pop up and you can select one. For example, the Settings app has Quick Actions for jumping to the settings for Wi-Fi, Battery, Bluetooth, and Cellular Data. Here’s how to jump into apps with 3D Touch on iPhone.
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November 19, 2015
In Settings you can adjust quite a few of the ways your iPhone or iPad screen responds to taps. There is the option to Hold Duration, Ignore Repeat taps, and Enable Tap Assistance. We’ll go through the options and how to change them below.
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November 18, 2015
Email addresses you frequently use appear as suggestions in the "To" field when composing a message in the Mail app. However, sometimes we accidentally send an email to the wrong address and receive a Failed Notice, but the incorrect email continues to appear as a suggestion. Here’s how to remove unwanted suggestions from the email list.
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November 17, 2015
If you have read receipts enabled but want to read the occasional text without letting the sender know you’ve seen it, just use 3D Touch to peek into the Message. (Note that this tip requires an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus.)
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November 16, 2015
Apple Music is kind of tricky. Sometimes My Music wouldn't play when I was away from Wi-Fi and out of Cellular reach and I couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, not all of My Music in Apple Music is available offline. Which means I’ve been using Cellular data without knowing it. To prevent this, Apple Music has the option to view Only Offline Music.
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November 15, 2015
On by default, Safari Quick Search uses search shortcuts to look within websites. Therefore, if you type a website name as a part of your search, Safari will look within that website for what you need. For example, type “Youtube cat video” to show YouTube search results for cat videos. If you’d rather this feature be turned off, here’s how.
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November 14, 2015
Starting with the iPhone 6s, Apple introduced a selection of free Live Photo Wallpaper images to bring color and animation to your iPhone background. You can use one of these free Live Photos as your iPhone wallpaper on your Home screen or Lock screen, although the picture will only move on your Lock screen. If Apple's offerings aren't the cool iPhone wallpapers and backgrounds you want, you can always use your own Live Photo instead. Live Wallpaper looks like still wallpaper until you activate 3D Touch, or press and hold the screen. We've already gone over how to take a Live Photo and how to turn a Live Photo into a bounce GIF, now, let's go over how to make your own Live Photo wallpaper on your iPhone.
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November 13, 2015
With iOS 9, viewing the desktop version of a website is easy. The option is now located in the Share menu.
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November 12, 2015
With iOS 9, your iPhone looks through the Mail app to let you know who might be calling when an unknown number comes in. This is true for outgoing calls as well; iOS 9 will try to match the number you’re calling with a contact from emails. If this is a function you’d like to turn off, here’s how.
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