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July 12, 2015
If your eyesight isn't what it used to be, you may find the small text on your iPhone or iPad hard to read. But there's no need to strain your eyes. And fortunately for you, I got my first pair of glasses at age six, so I'm way ahead of you on this being blind thing. Here are several tricks I use to make reading on an iPhone or iPad easier on the eyes:
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July 11, 2015
Use timers a lot? Here's a fun way to use music on your iPhone to time showers and other activities like workouts or your kids' chores. If you like to fall asleep listening to music or podcasts and want playback to stop after a set time, this tip will work for that too.
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July 10, 2015
For new Apple Music users, Apple offers a three-month trial. When those three months are up, you can choose to cancel your subscription if you’ve decided it’s not for you. But Apple will automatically begin to charge your account if you haven’t turned off auto renew. On the other hand, let’s say you’ve been using Apple Music for a while but want to cancel. You can use this tip to make sure your account isn’t automatically renewed for another month of Apple Music. Here’s how to turn off Apple Music auto renew on the iPhone.
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July 09, 2015
Do you always measure ingredients exactly when following a recipe? Do you say things like, "According to my pedometer app, I've walked 3.8 miles today."? Do you use decimals when filling out your weight on medical forms? If you do, you'll be happy to know you can also quantify exactly how much battery power your iPhone has left.
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July 08, 2015
As a tennis player, I often need to know when sunset will be (since the outdoor courts where I play don't have lights). Conveniently, Siri can tell me the time of sunrise and sunset. You cannot only find the time for today but also for any day of the next week. (Note, however, that Siri won't give you information for dates in the past.)
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July 07, 2015
​​ Making contact groups allows you to quickly send emails and messages to a group. If you're wondering how to send a group message or email on your iPhone, the simple answer is that, aside from installing a third-party app like Groups, you can only create groups on a PC using iCloud.com or on a Mac using the Contacts app. Fortunately, we've tested both methods of creating contact groups to make the process easier. Read on to learn how to create contact groups with iCloud or a third-party app as well as how to send emails and messages to your contact group.
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July 06, 2015
Most of us have no idea how to figure out how much data we’re using, but there are a lot of reasons why that knowledge might be helpful to know. Whether you pay for extra data that you never end up using, or don't pay for enough only to end up exceeding your limit and costing yourself more money, the fact is that keeping track of your data usage could save you a whole lot of money in the long run. Lucky for you, there's an app for just that (or rather, a few apps).
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July 05, 2015
Apple's Health app helps iPhone users keep track of a variety of data concerning their health all in one place. The iPhone Health app for iPhone versions 5s and later keeps track of how many steps you take in a day, including running and walking distances. Health app users can track their bedtime and how much sleep they've had each night, they can import health data from Bluetooth devices, third-party apps, and doctor's records, and they can even back up all this information on iCloud or their computer and in turn share that information with other apps and devices as users permit. In addition to information collected by the iPhone, or imported from a health care provider, your Health app can also accept data that you enter manually. You may want to do this if, for example, you have a fever and want to track if your temperature is spiking at a certain time of day. Let's get started learning how to manually enter data into the Health app on your iPhone, so you can have all the data you need in one place.
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July 04, 2015
If you’ve recently upgraded your iPhone, you’ve probably noticed that your older iOS device still appears on iCloud’s list of backups. These old iCloud backups could be taking up a lot of unnecessary storage space and don’t do you any good either. All the documents, data, and settings you need backed up for your new iPhone are already saved in your iCloud account if you've been backing up your new device regularly. Here’s how to delete those old iCloud backups and clear more iCloud storage space!
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July 03, 2015
If you find yourself typing the same personal data, passwords, and credit card information over and over again on your iPhone, it's time to set up AutoFill. Setting up AutoFill in Safari on your iPhone saves you time and ensures the accuracy of the information you enter into logins and forms online. Let's get started learning how to set up AutoFill in Safari on our iPhones; it won't take long! 
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July 02, 2015
One of the most basic functions of the iPhone is the ability to download apps from the App Store. You access the app store from Home screen. Once you’ve opened the App Store, downloading apps to iPhone is as simple as finding the apps you want. We’ll cover everything you need to know below. Here’s how to download apps on iPhone.
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July 01, 2015
The iPhone Calendar app has a hidden list view that allows you to see your daily events while in the calendar month view. Here’s how to switch to calendar list view on iPhone. When you open the Calendar app on iPhone, it appears you can only view today, month, or year view. You can actually view the overall daily events for any day within a selected month. We’ll show you how to find the hidden list view with a single tap. 
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June 30, 2015
Can text messages be forwarded? Why, yes, they can! If you’ve ever accidentally sent a message to the wrong person or wanted to pass a message you received from one person on to someone else, you can easily forward texts from the Messages app. When you forward a text message on iPhone, you can also add your own comments before sending it on. This is a great way to forward pictures you receive in messages that you want to share with friends. Here’s how to forward a text message on iPhone.
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June 29, 2015
If you need to call someone, but it's not convenient to place the call right now, you can use the Reminders app to help you remember to make the call later. If you use Siri to create the call reminder, you'll be able to call the person directly from the reminder notification.
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June 28, 2015
Say goodbye to Glances on Apple Watch. With WatchOS 3, the Apple Watch has a customizable dock that allows you to quickly jump into apps you often use. The dock on the Apple Watch is opened by tapping the side button, which used to contain the circle of friends in previous Apple Watch operating systems. The Dock is comparable to Glances from older operating systems for Apple Watch, but now works a bit more like the app switcher on the iPhone. Here’s how to add and remove apps from Dock on Apple Watch with Watch OS 3.
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June 27, 2015
Your Apple ID is the key to using your iCloud account and making purchases in the App and iTunes Stores. If you want to change your Apple ID, perhaps because it is an email address for an account you no longer use, you'll need to sign out of everywhere you use your Apple ID on all your iDevices. This includes the iTunes, iBooks, and App Store, Apple Music, FaceTime, iMessages, GameCenter, iCloud, Find My Friends, and Find My iPhone.
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June 26, 2015
With all of our information in "the cloud," it feels like we have everything at our fingertips. Emails, dates, calendar appointments, and phone numbers easily pop up on whatever device we're using and sometimes we take for granted how it all syncs up. Syncing your Google and Yahoo contacts with your phone is a super simple process and I'm going to walk you through it now. 
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