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August 14, 2015
In most western countries, the Calendar app on the iPhone or iPad has Sunday set as the first day of the week. But considering the work week tends to divide quite distinctly into weekdays and the weekend, with most of our appointments and business meetings taking place Monday through Friday, you may prefer to set Monday as the first day of the week. Or if you have an unusual schedule, you could set any day of the week you prefer to be the first day of your personalized week. Here's how to change what day your week starts in the Calendar app on iPhone.
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August 13, 2015
For our family vacation this year we decided to travel to Florida. I took tons of photos with my iPhone to save the fun memories. When we arrived home I wanted to share photos our trip with friends and family. It’s not always convenient though to gather around my iPhone’s screen when there’s more than one person viewing the photos. Sometimes you just need a stack of photo prints to pass around, use for scrapbooking or send to relatives who aren't digitally inclined. Fortunately there's no need to upload photos to your computer before printing. If you have an AirPrint printer (most major printer manufacturers have AirPrint installed in their latest models), it’s simple to tap your photos and print directly from your iPhone.
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August 12, 2015
From big chain stores to small businesses, Apple Pay is accepted at over four million locations. Despite the widespread availability it's not always obvious whether or not a store accepts Apple Pay. There are a couple different methods available for finding Apple Pay stores in your area. It would be impossible to list all the stores that accept Apple Pay because the list keeps growing. However, I’ll offer some tips on how to find Apple Pay locations near you. You can even view places that take Apple Pay in the Maps app on your iPhone or iPad! Let’s take a look at where and how you can use Apple Pay.
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August 11, 2015
When you capture an image with your iPhone, the camera's autofocus (AF) and auto exposure (AE) features will automatically determine the best focus position for you and the best exposure for that area of focus. (Exposure determines how light or dark your image will be.) Alternatively, you can manually designate a different area of focus (and adjust the exposure of the image) by tapping on the area you prefer on your iPhone's screen. The iPhone's camera AE/AF Lock feature allows you to lock the focus and exposure settings you've selected so you don't have to reset them between each shot.
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August 10, 2015
In iOS 10, there are now two ways Siri makes app suggestions on the Lock screen. The first is the Siri app suggestions that appear in the Widget pane. The second are the time and location-based app suggestions that appear in the lower left corner of the Lock screen in the same place app icons appear when you’re using Handoff. If you don’t appreciate this feature, it’s easy to turn off app suggestions.
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August 08, 2015
Siri is an awesome time saver. Want to view your most recent calls, text someone, get directions, or post to Facebook? Just ask Siri. You can even do all this from your lock screen. The problem is, so can anyone else. If your settings allow for it, anyone can access your call history, send a tweet, or get directions to a contact's home from your lock screen just by bringing up Siri and asking.
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August 07, 2015
Sometimes, whether it's an ex, a cyberbully, or an obnoxious telemarketer, a person just won't get the message and stop calling or texting you. That's when it's time to block their calls and texts on your iPhone. We've already gone over how to use a call blocker to stop unknown callers, and how to know if your number has been blocked, so now let's talk about how to stop unwanted messages or phone calls on your iPhone. Enabling call blocking for a specific number on your Apple device means you will no longer receive phone calls, FaceTime calls, text messages, or iMessages from that number. Here’s how to block a phone number on iPhone, so you won't receive calls or texts from that number again!
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August 06, 2015
Some of your Facebook friends like games. A lot. Some of your Facebook friends want you to like games a lot too. And you know this because they've sent you so many Facebook game requests that you are considering unfriending them just to make the onslaught stop.  We at iPhone Life don't want to tell you who to be friends with, but you don't actually have to unfriend the Facebook gamers you know in order to make the game requests stop. Here's what you can do instead:
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August 05, 2015
The purpose of a public beta is to allow users to try out a service and then submit feedback. With Apple’s iOS 9 public beta (which you can learn how to install here), that process has been made much easier with the included Feedback app, which allows users to report problems in a much more efficient way. Here’s how to submit your problems with iOS 9 directly to Apple.
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August 04, 2015
There are a variety of reasons why you might want to transfer your photos from your iPhone to your computer. Maybe you’re running low on storage space and need to clear out some room in your Photos app; or maybe you just like the extra bit of security that comes with having your photos on multiple devices. Here’s how to use AirDrop to transfer photos between devices.  
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August 03, 2015
If you are traveling to a place where you won't have reliable or affordable access to data or Wi-Fi, Google Maps allows you to save the maps you need ahead of time for later offline use. 
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August 02, 2015
If your iPhone keeps going to lock screen after showing a black screen and then a spinning wheel—we've got a fix below. At the beginning of this article, we're going to show you how to fix the "iPhone keeps locking" problem many iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 users running iOS 11 are having. If you simply want to turn off Auto-Lock or change how quickly your screen dims, we'll cover that as well. What is Auto-Lock? Auto-Lock on iPhone and iPad dims the screen after a set amount of time in order to conserve battery life and prevent others from accessing your unlocked iPhone. You can choose to disable Auto-Lock, but it will cut into your battery life when you don't have an iPhone screen lock time. 
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August 01, 2015
If important notifications keep getting buried under less significant ones in Notification Center, you can easily change the order they are shown to you, and even determine whether you see them at all.
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July 31, 2015
  Panoramic photos are great for capturing an expanded view of a beautiful landscape. Typically, this is done by moving your iPhone from left to right or right to left as you take the photo in Pano mode. But what about when you want to capture a shot of something really tall, like a tree, for example, or even the Eiffel Tower? Well, you'll be excited to hear that you can take vertically oriented panoramic photos with your iPhone too!
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July 30, 2015
In iOS 8 Apple expanded the formerly limited options for customizing repeat reminders in the Reminders app. You can set the app so that you're reminded of something at intervals such as every third day, the 1st and 15th of the month, the last day of the month, and much more.
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July 29, 2015
What does HDR mean and why would I want to use HDR photography on my iPhone? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and an HDR photo is created by balancing the shadows and highlights of an image so that neither is being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on the iPhone is done by combining three different exposures into a single shot. HDR has been around for a long time on the iPhone, so you won't need an HDR camera or a special app if you have an older iPhone 4, iPhone 5, the iPhone 6, the latest iPhone 8, an iPhone X, or any of the models in between. We’ll go over what HDR means, why and when to use HDR photography, as well as how to use HDR on your iPhone. HDR mode on your iPhone camera makes a big difference in the right situations, such as when taking a photo of land and sky. So let’s get to it; here’s everything you need to know about what HDR is and how to use it on your iPhone to take awesome pictures.
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July 28, 2015
Have you ever been watching something on Netflix with your iPhone or iPad only to realize the app was using cellular data instead of Wi-Fi? Most of us do not have unlimited data available, so that can be an expensive mistake. To avoid using data when you don't have to, it's a good idea to prevent data-gobbling apps from accessing data as their default setting. You can do this by turning off cellular data for specific apps, like video and music streaming apps, and changing the frequency with which apps like Mail fetch new data.
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July 27, 2015
The ability to mark, move, or delete emails using the Mail app comes in handy when you need to manage your inboxes. You can easily mark, move, or delete an email in your iPhone's Mail app from within the body of an email using the menu at the bottom of your screen. You can also manage individual emails from within your inbox by swiping to the left over the email. But this is tedious if you have a large number of emails to deal with.
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