November 12, 2015
With iOS 9, your iPhone looks through the Mail app to let you know who might be calling when an unknown number comes in. This is true for outgoing calls as well; iOS 9 will try to match the number you’re calling with a contact from emails. If this is a function you’d like to turn off, here’s how.
October 30, 2015
When you open a new tab in Safari, it gives you suggestions for frequently visited websites. This feature can be turned off in Settings.
October 29, 2015
In iOS 9, Siri tracks your iPhone habits, including who you contact, which apps you use, and where you are in order to provide Siri Suggestions in Spotlight Search. However, if you’d rather Siri didn’t anticipate your every search you can turn off Siri suggestions.
October 27, 2015
Maybe you want to make a video with your iPhone camera, but you don't need it to be high resolution. After all, high-quality videos look gorgeous, but they also take up a lot of storage space. If you have the iPhone 6s or 6s Plus or later, 4K video, in particular, takes up large chunks of storage. Whether you want to save storage or ensure you’re recording the highest-quality video possible on your phone, it's great to have the option to change your iPhone's video-resolution settings. Here’s how to change the video resolution on your iPhone.
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.
October 24, 2015
3D Touch unlocks the power of pressure sensitivity in iOS, but some users find that either they have to press really hard to activate the feature or they activate it without meaning to. Here's how to adjust the amount of pressure needed to activate 3D Touch.
October 22, 2015
When typing on the iPhone's keyboard, every character you press pops up as you select it. If you’re not a fan of the feature, it’s easy to turn off.
October 17, 2015
Within Settings, music playback can be adjusted to get the most out of your headphones and provide the best sound regardless of your surrounding environment. This means changing the EQ which adjusts the frequencies of sound as you perceive them. For instance, if you have a hard time hearing bass, you would increase the lower frequencies with bass booster. Or, if you’re listening to rock music, there’s an EQ option for rock.
October 16, 2015
In iOS 9, you can view specifics on which apps are using your iPhone’s battery. If you find your battery is draining quickly, viewing detailed battery info is a great way to figure out why. You can see which apps use chunks of your battery life, how long the app was active, and how long the app was running in the background. This is also a great way to see how much time you're spending on a particular app; in case you're still in denial about your Facebook habit.
October 13, 2015
With iOS 9, Apple introduced default six-digit passcodes on new devices for higher security. Previously, the default was a four-digit passcode—although users could still choose to use a longer passcode. It may seem like a small change, but the additional two digits changes the possible combinations from 10,000 to a million. Whether you prefer to stick with a four-digit passcode on your new iPhone or want to make your older iPhone more secure, here’s how to switch.
October 09, 2015
Low-Power Mode is a battery life saver when your iPhone is running out of juice. It’s easy enough to navigate your Settings and turn it on; however, Siri can do it for you even faster.
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.
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!