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August 22, 2015
The default iPad and iPhone signature in iOS Mail is "Sent from my iPad" or "Sent from my iPhone." But while some people may be happy to declare what device they are using at the bottom of every email they send, others prefer to provide other information, such as the name of the sender and additional contact information. Here's how to remove or change your email signature. This tip will let you change your signature in Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook emails sent from iPhone as well as your Apple iCloud account.
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August 21, 2015
The forthcoming iOS 9 has a lot of great new features, including the News app, split-screen multitasking on the iPad, transit and walking directions in Maps, new formatting options in Notes, and a more intelligent Siri. For the first time, Apple is making a beta version (which means a not-yet-final test version) available for public download. You can use the new iOS software and report any bugs to Apple. But beware: Apple advises users not to install it on their main device because there may still be some bugs and because some of your favorite apps may not work. If you'd like to give the new software a test run, you can download it by following these steps.
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August 20, 2015
What's the difference between text messaging and iMessages? Text messaging requires that you have a cellular plan while iMessages allow you to send messages using your cellular data or Wi-Fi. This is especially handy if you're travelling internationally with only a Wi-Fi connection, or if you want to send messages from an Apple device without cellular connectivity. If the message you send is blue, it's an iMessage; if green, it's a text message. Here's how to set iMessages up if you  haven't already.
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August 18, 2015
  The Always on Location Tracking by Apple's Weather app can take a toll on your iPhone's battery life, but a couple of tweaks can improve your iPhone's performance and battery life without sacrificing the convenience of the Weather app. To rescue your battery life from the Weather app, you'll need to go to Settings first to disable Location Tracking and then pick a city to permanently display inside the Weather app. The following steps will allow you to monitor the weather and temperature near your home without the Weather apps' pesky power and performance drains, so let's get started.
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August 15, 2015
It’s easy to miss appointments when our calendars are always full, and pasting sticky notes to computer screens just doesn’t cut it anymore. However, your phone is happy to do the thinking for you; change the Default Alert Time and your Calendar app will remind you. 
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August 10, 2015
In iOS 10, there are now two ways Siri makes app suggestions on the Lock screen. The first is the Siri app suggestions that appear in the Widget pane. The second are the time and location-based app suggestions that appear in the lower left corner of the Lock screen in the same place app icons appear when you’re using Handoff. If you don’t appreciate this feature, it’s easy to turn off app suggestions.
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August 08, 2015
Siri is an awesome time saver. Want to view your most recent calls, text someone, get directions, or post to Facebook? Just ask Siri. You can even do all this from your lock screen. The problem is, so can anyone else. If your settings allow for it, anyone can access your call history, send a tweet, or get directions to a contact's home from your lock screen just by bringing up Siri and asking.
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August 02, 2015
If your iPhone keeps going to lock screen after showing a black screen and then a spinning wheel—we've got a fix below. At the beginning of this article, we're going to show you how to fix the "iPhone keeps locking" problem many iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 users running iOS 11 are having. If you simply want to turn off Auto-Lock or change how quickly your screen dims, we'll cover that as well. What is Auto-Lock? Auto-Lock on iPhone and iPad dims the screen after a set amount of time in order to conserve battery life and prevent others from accessing your unlocked iPhone. You can choose to disable Auto-Lock, but it will cut into your battery life when you don't have an iPhone screen lock time. 
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August 01, 2015
If important notifications keep getting buried under less significant ones in Notification Center, you can easily change the order they are shown to you, and even determine whether you see them at all.
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July 29, 2015
What does HDR mean and why would I want to use HDR photography on my iPhone? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range, and an HDR photo is created by balancing the shadows and highlights of an image so that neither is being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on the iPhone is done by combining three different exposures into a single shot. HDR has been around for a long time on the iPhone, so you won't need an HDR camera or a special app if you have an older iPhone 4, iPhone 5, the iPhone 6, the latest iPhone 8, an iPhone X, or any of the models in between. We’ll go over what HDR means, why and when to use HDR photography, as well as how to use HDR on your iPhone. HDR mode on your iPhone camera makes a big difference in the right situations, such as when taking a photo of land and sky. So let’s get to it; here’s everything you need to know about what HDR is and how to use it on your iPhone to take awesome pictures.
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July 28, 2015
Have you ever been watching something on Netflix with your iPhone or iPad only to realize the app was using cellular data instead of Wi-Fi? Most of us do not have unlimited data available, so that can be an expensive mistake. To avoid using data when you don't have to, it's a good idea to prevent data-gobbling apps from accessing data as their default setting. You can do this by turning off cellular data for specific apps, like video and music streaming apps, and changing the frequency with which apps like Mail fetch new data.
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July 22, 2015
Thanks to our iDevices we can be connected at all times, never missing a call, email, message, or notification. But there may be times when you don't want to be connected. That's when the Do Not Disturb feature comes in handy.  
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July 21, 2015
What is portrait orientation and what is portrait orientation lock? On iPhone, when you tilt your device on its side, the screen follows and rotates to landscape orientation. Turning on portrait orientation locks the screen so that no matter which way your iPhone is turned, the screen will stay in place. Instead of your iPhone screen flipping between portrait and landscape view, you can use portrait orientation lock. We’ll cover how to lock your iPhone screen and how to use a small workaround to lock rotation on iPad as well. And just in case your screen won't rotate, we'll also tell you how to unlock screen rotation on iPhone and iPad. Here’s how to lock your iPhone or iPad screen with portrait orientation.
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July 20, 2015
Control Center is great because it allows you to quickly do all kinds of useful things like turn Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, and Do Not Disturb on or off, lock your screen orientation, control playback, adjust volume levels, open your phone's calculator, and use your iPhone as a flashlight. However, some people worry about privacy when Control Center is accessible from Lock Screen (although, rest assured, nothing private can be opened without unlocking your phone), and others get tired of accidentally opening Control Center in an app while playing a game. Which is why Apple made it possible to turn off access to Control Center from Lock screen and within apps. Here’s how to disable access to Control Center from Lock Screen.
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July 14, 2015
Previously, we covered creating keyboard shortcuts to help you quickly type commonly used phrases. Did you know you can also create shortcuts for emoji characters (those cute emoticons that go way beyond your average smiley face)? This is handy if you use a lot of emoji characters and don't want to switch back and forth between keyboards all the time.
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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 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 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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