Tips

March 04, 2019
If you're like me you have a lot of tabs open in the Safari app on your iPhone—of articles you want to come back to, recipes you plan to try later, or an online shopping cart where you're not ready to check out. Here's a tip to rearrange those tabs in Safari so your most important tabs are at the front.
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February 05, 2019
Ever since Apple released iOS 10 in 2016, it's been possible to use the iPhone as a magnifying glass. You don't need a separate magnifying glass app; this helpful magnifier feature is free! Of course, the screen magnifier is not only useful for those with visual challenges, but also for any of us who has ever needed a reading magnifier to see more detail in an image. Better yet, the screen magnifier includes a light, as well as the ability to adjust contrast and color, which is a big help for those with color blindness. So how does this smartphone magnifier work? Read on to find out! 
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November 09, 2018
Did you know you can zoom in and out using just your thumb in the Apple Maps app? Before iOS 11 you needed two fingers, which meant you generally also needed two hands—one to hold the phone and another to zoom. But now using Apple Maps is easier than ever before on your iPhone; you can hold your phone in one hand and use just one finger or your thumb to zoom in and out of maps in the Maps app. Here’s how.
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November 02, 2018
A heavily requested feature for iOS 11 was Dark Mode. Dark Mode essentially turns white space black while leaving media, photos, and content the same. However, we did not get an official Dark Mode in iOS 11, and we haven't gotten one for iOS 12, either. Hopefully this will come out soon because macOS Mojave does offer this feature. For now, though, the next best thing is pretty darn fantastic. Inverting colors on iPhone in the past meant distorting the look of photos and content as well. But iOS 11 introduced Smart Invert, which is (almost) as good of a Dark Mode as we need. Here’s how to turn on Dark Mode or Night Mode in iOS 12 on iPhone, this will invert colors on your display and reduce eye strain.
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August 02, 2018
If you have an iPhone Plus model, you’ve definitely struggled to type on your iPhone’s keyboard with just one hand. It’s not easy to do on a regular iPhone model, and nearly impossible with the larger device. Well, there’s a new hidden feature in iOS 11 that allows you to move the keyboard to the right or left of the screen. The keys become smaller and closer together, but you can definitely type one-handed on any iPhone with this one-handed keyboard. Here’s how to enable the one-handed keyboard in iOS 11 on iPhone.
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May 22, 2018
It's like the Interrupting Cow joke that delights school-age kids everywhere; you activate Siri and start speaking your request, only to be interrupted by, "Here's what I found on the web." At which point you probably say something like "If you'd just let me #$@%ing finish, Siri, you'd know I'm trying to call my wife, not do a web search!"  I can't help you with your anger issues, but I do have a very simple solution to your problems with Interrupting Siri. Here's how to get Siri to stop interrupting you and listen to your entire question. 
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December 13, 2017
Drag & Drop in iOS 11 is mostly for iPad users; however, the iPhone is also perfectly capable of dragging multiple items, such as apps or photos, and dropping them somewhere else. Which means you can select multiple apps that you want to drop into a folder on your iPhone or iPad. Here’s how to move multiple apps at once with iOS 11 on iPhone.
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August 21, 2017
If you come across an unfamiliar word while using your iPhone, it's easy to quickly get the definition. If you have an iPhone with 3D Touch you can look up a definition with ease. Of course, you can also look up a word if you don’t have 3D Touch by tapping and holding to highlight a word, then tapping Look Up. For those with iPhone 6s (Plus) or later, however, use this tip to 3D Touch a word for the definition.
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August 14, 2017
We have a tip on how you can view the desktop version of a website you’re viewing in Safari on iPhone or iPad. But that tip requires you tap the Share icon, then select View Desktop Version. Did you know that you can use the page refresh icon to view the desktop version of a web page instead? I had no clue until very recently; it’s a pretty awesome hidden trick. Here’s a hidden trick for viewing the desktop version of a website on your iPhone or iPad.
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June 29, 2017
I had no idea this was a thing until I started looking for an answer. Let me explain: my mom has been slowly adjusting to using an iPhone. With her old flip phone, she merely closed the phone to hang up the call. But with an iPhone, you have to press the big red dot on the screen. But for her, it felt more intuitive to press the Home button. So she found herself thinking she’d hung up the phone when she hadn’t. This let me to search for an easy solution. There’s no setting on iPhone that allows you to use your Home button to hang up a call, but you can use a different button. Here’s how to hang up your iPhone with the click of a button.
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September 30, 2016
Your iPhone’s LED flashlight is a great help for when you need to grab a midnight snack or get to your car on an unlit street. There are three main ways to turn the iPhone flashlight on or off; in the Control Center, from the Lock Screen, or by asking Siri to turn the iPhone flashlight on or off. We'll show you how to use each method to turn on the flashlight and turn off the flashlight on your iPhone and then teach you how to adjust the flashlight's brightness. 
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September 23, 2016
If you have a favorite website you use daily or a personal website you want quick access to, consider adding the website to your Home screen on iPhone. I do this to have quick access to my blog from Home screen. It’s perfect for quickly access a website without needing to open Safari each time. Plus maybe the site doesn’t have an app or you don’t want to download, you can turn the website into an icon that looks just like an app and access it directly from your Home screen. Here’s how to add a website to your Home screen.
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June 30, 2016
This is one of those small tips that blew my mind upon discovery. Periods come at the end of every sentence, which means we’re doomed to constantly tap the 123 button on the iPhone or iPad keyboard to get access to that little bugger. Or are we? It turns out there’s a super fast shortcut for typing a period that brought me an irrational amount of joy. Here’s how to type a period with only the space bar.
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June 27, 2016
How do you clear RAM on iPhone and what does clearing RAM do? Resetting RAM on your iPhone makes it perform faster. Memory on iPhone is about how many various activities are going on at once. Clearing RAM allows iPhone to clear out any processing it doesn’t need to currently do. When you clear RAM on your iPhone, nothing on the surface changes. But you will see and feel the difference when using your iPhone. This is one of the best ways to make your iPhone faster in just a couple short steps. You can clear RAM on any iPhone model, including the latest iPhone 7. Here’s how to clear RAM on iPhone to make it faster.
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October 18, 2015
With iOS 9, not only can you select multiple photos, but you can drag your finger over multiple photos to select them for sharing or deletion.
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October 08, 2015
The Shake to Undo feature on your iPhone can be extremely useful if you accidentally delete an email or want to undo something you’ve typed. However, it can also be irritating and unnecessary if you find yourself constantly prompted to erase things you don't want to. No problem; disable the feature in your Settings.
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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 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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