Tips

October 11, 2016
There are two kinds of people: those who keep their apps in folders and those who don’t. Personally, I keep 90 percent of my apps in folders and the rest on my Home screen. You probably know that in order to make an apps folder, you drag apps together and a folder is automatically created. But maybe you're wondering how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can rearrange your apps. Let’s get started learning how to delete folders from your iPhone so you can reorganize your apps.
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October 07, 2016
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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October 04, 2016
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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September 15, 2016
Let the choir sing, we can finally delete Apple stock apps on iPhone. Before iOS 10, there were only workarounds that allowed you to hide the apps, either within a folder or by enabling restrictions for the apps, but they weren’t actually gone. Apple finally allows us to remove stock apps from Home screen on iPhone. We're not entirely sure if deleting the apps frees up any storage on iPhone, but deleteled Stock apps are certainly out of sight and out of mind. If you decide you want any of them back, simply visit the App Store to redownload them. Here’s how to delete stock apps on iPhone.
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August 20, 2016
The News app on iPhone is a relatively recent reincarnation of the old Newsstand stock app by Apple. It’s similar to other news apps such as Flipboard, which brings together multiple articles from different print and web publications into a single app for viewing, reading, and sharing. However, if you’re looking for something specific, you can search in the news app. Here’s how to search in the Apple News app.
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May 30, 2016
If you use a keyboard on your iPad or iPhone, keyboard shortcuts are a fantastic way to easily get around. Instead of constantly touching the screen, you can use keyboard shortcuts to quickly complete actions. This tip focuses on using keyboard shortcuts to browse through the Mail app and Safari. Here’s how to browse using keyboard shortcuts on your iPad.
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May 26, 2016
  iPhone app developers release updates from time to time, whether it be to fix bugs or add new features. If you're wondering, "how do I get updates for my apps?" there are two answers. You can change your settings to update apps automatically, but there's also an easy way to check which updates are available for your apps and download them. Let's learn how to quickly update apps all at once on your iPhone. 
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May 22, 2016
Books are the best gifts. And you can gift books virtually too using the Apple iBooks app. It’s usually cheaper to buy an ebook than a printed one, and they recipient will get their gift right away. Here’s how to gift an iBook to someone.
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May 21, 2016
Setting your Home address in Maps on your iPhone or iPad makes it easy to get directions from your current location to Home. Likewise, by setting a Work address and Favorites, whether in Apple Maps or Google Maps, getting directions to those set locations only takes a couple of taps. If you’ve already set your Home address in Apple or Google Maps, it’s still helpful to know this tip in case you ever need to update your home, work, or other favorite address. We’ll divide this article up by Apple Maps and Google Maps. Then for each map app, we’ll go over how to set your home address, work address, and create Favorites. Overall, having these set will save you time when planning daily routes and creating maps to and from frequently visited locations.
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May 14, 2016
You don’t need a photo crop app to edit your pictures on iPhone or iPad. The Photos app makes it easy to perform minimal edits such as rotating or cropping a picture. If you want to edit a photo on your iPhone or iPad, you could buy a fancy photo editing app. But if all you need are the basic editing functions, you can simply learn how to crop a picture using only the Photos app. Cropping photos on iPhone or iPad takes no more than a couple minutes, then your picture will be Instagram ready. Here’s how to crop pictures on iPhone.
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May 11, 2016
Face it; kids are going to use technology as a regular part of their lives. Whether it's a home or at school, for recreation or education, or all of the above, your children and grandchildren will learn all the ins and outs of your iPhone, iPad, and whatever other devices you may have around the house. We already know it's important to limit screen time to keep our kids well rounded, but what about other parental controls? Apple has created several iPhone and iPad restriction settings that adults can put in place without ever needing to purchase a parental control app, and even more settings are coming with iOS 12! There are many reasons you might enable restrictions on your iPhone; they act like a child lock app and control major aspects of privacy, allowed content, and more. Here are two restrictions I find very helpful; preventing kids from adding or deleting apps on your devices. Let's get started learning how to use these parental control settings.
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May 06, 2016
This iPhone tip makes a huge difference if you use the Calculator app often. Have you ever had this frustrating Calculator experience? You go to the Calculator app on your iPhone and start entering a long number, but you mistype a digit or two. Up until now, you may have thought that you had to hit C for clear and start all over. Am I the only person who wonders why Apple didn't just include a backspace button? However, while there isn't a backspace button visible, there is a hidden iPhone trick that will do the same thing. Here’s how to delete digits in the iPhone Calculator app.
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January 19, 2016
Apple has placed what it thinks are the most useful apps in the Dock of the iPad and iPhone, where they are accessible on every Home screen. If your most useful apps aren't in the Dock, you can easily move them there! Read on to learn how to move apps into or out of the Dock on your iPhone or iPad.
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October 28, 2015
When deleting an alarm on your iPhone, you no longer need to tap the Edit button. In iOS 9, a quick swipe on the alarm is all it takes.
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October 26, 2015
Currently, Live Photos can only be viewed from an Apple device running on iOS 9 or later and Macs running OS X El Capitan. Others will see only the still version of the Live Photos. However, iPhone 6s and 6s Plus users are eager for those Live Photos to be shareable beyond that limited circle of Apple users. Here’s how to create a GIF from a Live Photo so you can share it with anyone.
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October 25, 2015
Spotlight Search, with iOS 9, is able to search within the apps you use and link directly into specific sections of that app. For instance, you could search for a recipe from Spotlight Search and receive results from multiple cooking apps on your phone. However, each new app downloaded is automatically added to Spotlight Search. For the applications you don’t need Spotlight to search through, turn them off in Settings.
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October 23, 2015
Apple's free Find My Friends app allows you to track the location of friends and family members who have given you permission. The feature probably works best for keeping track of teenagers running around town, and Siri is happy to help you locate them.
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October 15, 2015
Voicemail storage is limited and, usually, most people discard the old ones. However, now and again there’s an awesome or hilarious message that you want to keep or share with friends and family. Now, in iOS 9, you can do that.
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October 10, 2015
Finally, in iOS 9, there is an option to delete all of your mail via the Mail app. This only works with individual mailboxes, such as Yahoo, not the All Inboxes mailbox. If you're using Gmail, you'll need to select Delete All instead of Archive All in Gmail Settings. If you're worried about losing emails you want to keep, there's a setting you can enable to prevent accidentally deleting emails.
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October 06, 2015
When Apple rolled out iOS 9, it introduced the possibility of accessing Apple Pay from the iPhone Lock Screen. In iOS 11, you can still use Apple Pay from your Lock screen, but things work a little differently with the iPhone X. When this feature is enabled, it will allow you to quickly access Apple Pay and the passes and loyalty cards found in the Wallet app so you can get ready to make a payment or bring up your boarding pass while you wait in line. Note that Apple Pay only works with the iPhone 6 or later. Let's get started learning how to enable Apple Pay from your iPhone Lock Screen!
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October 04, 2015
The Notes app on the iPhone and iPad is a surprisingly useful, multi-functional tool. Whether you want to manage a project, set yourself weekly goals, or create a grocery list you won’t forget at home, it’s easy and efficient. You can add links, insert photos, include sketches, create checkable to-do lists, collaborate with others on a shared note, lock your notes for extra privacy, and more. You can see all our Notes app how-tos here.  But first, let's get started with the most basic function of the Notes app: creating to-do lists.
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September 27, 2015
Notes receives my award for most improved app of the iOS 9 update. One of the big upgrades is the Sketch feature. Now, Notes combines text, sketch, picture, and sharing to give you many note-taking options. With three different "marker" tips, a ruler, eraser, and color easel, it's a pretty basic sketch application, but it's effective and easily combined with text or images. 
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