Tips

August 20, 2019
Did you know that a simple iPhone gesture can save your thumb the workout of scrolling back to the top of most apps? Inside most apps with vertical scrolling, you can return to the top by tapping a specific portion of the screen. Here's how to quickly return to the top of an app on your iPhone and avoid thumb fatigue.
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March 08, 2019
Starting with the iPhone X, when Apple first removed the Home button, your iPhone has an app switcher that’s nearly identical to the App Switcher on all older iPhones with Home buttons. There are two major differences: how you access the App Switcher and how you remove apps from the app switcher. We’ve already covered how to close apps in the App Switcher; here’s how to open the App Switcher on an iPhone X or later. We’ll also cover a really cool feature that allows you to quickly swipe between apps without ever opening the App Switcher. Let’s get into it.
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December 28, 2018
By default on Mac, iTunes opens automatically when you plug your iPhone or iPad into your computer. If you have a Mac, the Photos app will also automatically open. But for many people this causes a lot of problems, including computer freezes. Luckily, you can disable iTunes auto launch pretty easily. We’ll go over how to stop iTunes from opening automatically when your iPhone is connected as well as how to disable Photos auto launch when your iPhone is connected. You’ll need to change these settings on your computer, so have it ready. 
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September 11, 2018
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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August 30, 2018
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! If you're wondering how to move apps into or out of the Dock on your iPhone or iPad, read on to learn how.
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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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April 10, 2018
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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January 10, 2018
Apple makes a distinction between battery life and battery lifespan. There are things you can do to make sure your battery has enough juice to last throughout the day. But Apple and others also give advice on how you can avoid damaging your battery so that it has a long lifespan. Every battery will degrade in performance over time, but following these tips will help you avoid damaging your battery.
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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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May 26, 2017
Sometimes you need to do some app housecleaning. Maybe your kid moved your apps around, or maybe you just want to see what apps you have. For example, I have 69 apps on the first screen and 67 on the second. Of course, they’re in folders, but sometimes I lose track and need to do an app purge. If you’re like me, or just need a fresh start, take a few quick steps in your settings to restore apps to their original default Apple layout. 
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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 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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September 05, 2016
There are two ways to back up your iPhone. You can back up your iPhone to iCloud or back up your iPhone to your computer (a local backup). You can even back up your iPhone to your Windows computer by using iTunes. Apple recommends having both an iCloud backup and a local backup, and we agree! Backing up your iPhone is incredibly easy, and having both makes it more convenient and more secure. Here’s how to back up your iPhone to your computer.
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April 26, 2016
I'll be honest, I don't think I've used a scientific calculator since college. But my teenage daughter uses one every time she does her math homework. The problem is that she's constantly losing her calculator. On the other hand, she has never once lost her phone. I suspect that her priorities in this matter are similar to those of most teenagers. That's why it's so great that the iPhone has a scientific calculator for backup.
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February 09, 2016
When you’re searching for specific information on the web, it’s helpful to be able to locate keywords and find the information you need without having to skim whole articles. Most of us are familiar with doing this on a computer, but you can also search web pages within Safari. This can be especially helpful on a small screen, as it highlights the words you’re looking for and allows you to easily scan through. Here’s how to search a Safari webpage.
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