Tips

December 17, 2019
When using my iPhone, I often download apps to try out. Later, when I unlock my iPad, all of the apps I downloaded to test on my iPhone are suddenly on my tablet. Most of the apps I use on my iPhone aren't apps I use on my iPad, so I have to go and delete them all. Some people prefer the automation of all their apps showing up on all their devices. But for me, it's a problem; here's how to stop apps you purchased on one device from downloading automatically on your other devices.
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December 07, 2019
  If you love podcasts, and also love iPhones, iPads, and other Apple devices, you've probably heard that you can sync your podcasts across your devices. Once your devices are synced, you can use the Podcasts app to listen to a podcast on your iPhone, then pick it up right where you left off on your iPad. Syncing across Apple devices includes not only podcast playback positions but also your podcast subscriptions and stations. If this sounds like podcast heaven to you, follow the steps below to sync up your devices and start listening.
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October 16, 2019
The Sign in with Apple feature lets you use your Apple ID to sign in to websites and their associated apps securely, privately, and without the hassle of a million different passwords to keep track of. Sign in with Apple looks just like the Sign in with Google and Sign in with Facebook buttons you often see when creating new accounts; but unlike Google and Facebook, Apple doesn’t give away any of your information—no advertising profiles, no usage statistics. Read on to find out how to use Sign in with Apple to secure and simplify your online life.
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August 08, 2019
One of my favorite features of the Reminders app is the ability to share lists over iCloud. Sharing lists in the Reminders app includes great features like the ability to add and remove members from a shared list, and even to remind list members to accomplish tasks when they're at the correct location to do so. Once you get the hang of using Reminders to share your lists, you may just wonder what you ever did without this feature. Let's learn how to use the Reminders app on your iPhone to share lists. 
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July 31, 2019
Want to know the quickest way to transfer photos and scan documents from your iPhone to your Mac? Here's how to use the Continuity Camera feature on the Mac, which enables you to scan documents or take photos on your iPhone and instantly have them uploaded on your Mac. Your Mac needs to be updated to macOS 10.14 or later and your iPhone to iOS 12 or later. You won't have to use AirDrop or have your device physically connected to the Mac with a cable for this tip. However, both your iPhone and Mac do need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network with Bluetooth enabled and be near each other (like in the same room). Both Mac and the iPhone will also need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.
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March 26, 2019
Your iPhone will automatically remember the Wi-Fi networks you join. When you’re in the vicinity of that network, it will automatically connect. You can view the list of network connections near you in Settings. This is also where you would tell your iPhone to forget a Wi-Fi network. You might decided to do this if you’re moving or having trouble with a particular connection. Here’s how to forget a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone.
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March 13, 2019
You can add money to your Apple ID account for App Store purchases without buying an iTunes gift card. Here's how to directly add funds to your Apple ID. If you budget your app or iTunes purchases, you can load the balance you want to spend and make purchases accordingly.
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November 26, 2018
Now that Apple has added Voice Memos to the iPad and Mac and made it possible sync them via iCloud, it's possible to access a voice memo on any of your Mac and iOS devices and to do things like record voice memos on your iPhone and edit them on your Mac. To do this, you will need to make sure that iCloud is enabled for Voice Memos on both your Mac and your iOS devices. And you will need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID on each of your devices. You can also follow these steps to disable iCloud sync for Voice Memos. 
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July 30, 2018
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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June 29, 2018
The best part of Apple Family Sharing is... sharing! After setting up your Family Group, you can get to sharing all of your content including iTunes purchases like apps, music, TV shows, and movies, as well as books from the iBooks store (well, except for the content that's hidden.) I love sharing music with my boys, but don't care to have any of their apps on my phone. With this tip you can use Family Sharing to share everything you want to and download none of what you don't. Here’s how to access and download shared purchases with Family Sharing.
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September 22, 2017
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.
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September 07, 2017
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.
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August 17, 2017
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.
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June 28, 2017
iCloud Drive on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac makes sharing files between devices seamless. When you add a file to a folder within your iCloud Drive on your Mac computer, the file is instantly available via the iCloud Drive app on your iPhone or iPad. While this is extremely convenient in a number of situations, from sending mail attachments via iPhone to having access to photos without taking up storage, you may want to create folders with iCloud Drive to keep all your various files organized and easy to locate. Here’s how to create a new folder in iCloud Drive on iPhone.
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June 23, 2017
If you forgot your Apple ID password or you want to reset your iCloud password, we’ll show you how. Your Apple ID account is the same thing as your iCloud account, so if you forgot your iCloud passcode, you forgot your Apple ID passcode. Luckily, it’s pretty easy to reset; there are also a couple different ways to do so. If you have two-factor authentication enabled on your iPhone, changing your iCloud or Apple ID password is incredibly quick and easy. If not, it’s still easy, but you’ll (ideally) need to get on a computer and use a browser to reset your password. Alright, if you have forgotten or want to reset your iCloud (aka Apple ID) password, here’s how.
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May 25, 2017
Within Settings on iPhone, there are plenty of ways to access your Apple ID. Before iOS.3 on iPhone, you would find your devices, access to Apple ID, storage and iCloud information, and other important device info scattered throughout the Settings app. But when Apple recently released iOS 10.3, that all changed. Now, when you open the Settings app, your Apple ID profile is the first thing you’ll see. Let’s take a quick tour.
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May 04, 2017
You can find your lost AirPods, AirPods (2nd Generation), or Airpods Pro the same way you find a lost iPhone. Apple decided to soothe the fears of AirPod owners with a simple but smart solution: the Find My app (which used to be called Find My iPhone). In the same way that you use Find My to locate your iPhone (even if its battery has died), iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac computer, you can find your AirPods now too. Whether you lose one on your morning run and need to figure out where you dropped it or you simply can’t locate your AirPods in your messy house, here’s how to find your AirPods using your iPhone.
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May 02, 2017
For quite some time now, you’ve been able to manage your Apple ID account in Settings on your iPhone. But with iOS 10.3, Apple made it even easier. At the top of your Settings menu, you’ll see your Apple ID profile photo and name. This new option allows you to look at your Apple ID profile in one glance and provides quick access to your Apple ID settings so that you can make any changes you want and manage your Apple ID account overall. Here’s how to manage your Apple ID account in Settings on iPhone.
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March 24, 2017
I've had the experience of finding a smartphone and having a hard time figuring out who the owner is. It always seems urgent, since I know the owner is desperately looking for it. Should you find a lost iPhone or iPad, you can simply ask Siri who the owner is. Siri will tell you the owner and show contact information. Here’s how to return a lost iPhone or iPad to its rightful owner.
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