Tips

November 01, 2019
Do you know how to connect to Wi-Fi, or change the network you're using, directly from your iPhone or iPad's Control Center? This method is much quicker than sorting through the Settings app to find available networks. Let's get started learning how to connect to a specific Wi-Fi network, or change the network you're connected to, via the Control Center.
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October 26, 2019
If you're limited in the amount of cellular data that you can use because of your internet plan, you'll want to know how to turn on low-data mode on your iPhone. It's possible to turn on low-data mode separately for Wi-Fi and cellular, and in this tip, we'll show you how to do both. Let's get started learning how to save data on your iPhone. 
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August 22, 2019
  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, 2019
Your iPhone is connected to a Wi-Fi network with a weak signal, and you'd like to disconnect. Of course, you could open your Settings app, open Wi-Fi, disconnect from your current Wi-Fi network, and join another or switch to cellular. But did you know there's a much faster way to accomplish this task by using Control Center? Let's learn how to temporarily disconnect from a Wi-Fi network using Control Center on your iPhone. 
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August 06, 2019
Before iOS 11, if you wanted to share your Wi-Fi password you'd need to give it out so visitors could enter it into their device and join your network. This could get complicated if your devices had stayed logged in to your Wi-Fi for so long that you found yourself asking, "wait, what is my Wi-Fi password again?" But now iPhone owners no longer have to remember and share their password, the new system allows you to share your Wi-Fi with other Apple users with just one tap. Let's get started learning how to share Wi-Fi passwords!  
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July 31, 2019
Want to know the quickest way to transfer photos and scan documents from your iPhone to your Mac? Here's how to use the Continuity Camera feature on the Mac, which enables you to scan documents or take photos on your iPhone and instantly have them uploaded on your Mac. Your Mac needs to be updated to macOS 10.14 or later and your iPhone to iOS 12 or later. You won't have to use AirDrop or have your device physically connected to the Mac with a cable for this tip. However, both your iPhone and Mac do need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network with Bluetooth enabled and be near each other (like in the same room). Both Mac and the iPhone will also need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.
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March 26, 2019
Your iPhone will automatically remember the Wi-Fi networks you join. When you’re in the vicinity of that network, it will automatically connect. You can view the list of network connections near you in Settings. This is also where you would tell your iPhone to forget a Wi-Fi network. You might decided to do this if you’re moving or having trouble with a particular connection. Here’s how to forget a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone.
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June 01, 2018
  Have you ever had three or four or people more gathered around you as you show off pictures from your iPhone? Ever wish you had a bigger screen to display those photos? Well, if you (or someone you know) has an Apple TV, you can use your iPhone’s AirPlay feature to wirelessly stream those photos to the TV’s screen. AirPlay, or screen mirroring, is also a great way to stream music, other audio, and videos from your iPhone. If you are a Spotify (or other non Apple music) subscriber who wants a HomePod, AirPlay is the only way you can listen to your tunes from your Smart Speaker Let's get started learning how to use AirPlay on your iPhone now so that you can take advantage of all your Apple TV and HomePod have to offer.
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March 05, 2018
The Apple Watch is an ideal purchase for on-the-go people who need an ultra portable device that can offer both functionality and durability. Many of the iPhone's best loved features are included in the Apple Watch, including fitness tracking and health monitoring, the ability to play music, and of course text messaging and calling. The Apple Watch also accommodates health apps with safety features designed to notify wearers of medical concerns and offer help to contact emergency services if needed. These features have been credited with everything from alerting Apple Watch owners to life-threatening health crises to enabling the Coast Guard rescue of an Apple Watch user stranded off the California coast after a kiteboarding mishap. Sometimes, though, it can be a little too easy to get in touch with Emergency Services via an Apple Watch; there have been multiple reports of accidental calls to 911 from Apple Watch owners who unwittingly triggered their device's SOS setting. How can you keep from joining their number and accidentally dialing 911 on your Apple Watch? Let's figure it out! 
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January 04, 2018
We’ve talked before about how Apple devices can share downloads as long as they’re registered to the same Apple ID, but did you know that cellular data can also be shared between devices? Oh yes, friends, it’s true. Say you’re stuck somewhere with no Wi-Fi (the horror) or just an overloaded Wi-Fi network. There’s work to be done, and you need a connection; the time has come to use your iPhone to set up your own personal Wi-Fi hotspot.
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January 03, 2018
Do you have an unlimited data plan?  If not, you’ll want to pay close attention to today’s tip. One of the many convenient features Apple offers is the ability to share downloads across devices, as long as you use the same Apple ID for each one. This means you can purchase an iBook on your iPad, and read it on your iPhone as well. While that’s very exciting, the data overages you can incur if your iPhone automatically downloads that content without a Wi-Fi connection could be… less thrilling.  So here’s how to find out if your iPhone is set to automatically download new purchases made on other devices, and if it uses your cellular data to do so!
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February 17, 2017
To listen to Apple Music offline, you need to download the songs you would like to make available for offline listening. Apple Music allows you to add lots of songs to your library without having them take up space on your device, but if you want to listen to those songs offline (or without using your data plan) you should download the songs you want to listen to offline. Luckily, it’s easy to make an album or song available offline in Apple Music. Here’s how.
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June 02, 2016
Are you having issues with the internet connecting to your iPhone? If you know your Wi-Fi router is working, your Wi-Fi is turned on, and you’ve already restarted your device, but it still won’t connect, there’s one thing left to do. Resetting your iPhone’s network settings will usually fix the problem just like restarting your phone often fixes issues the phone is having. Here’s how to reset your iPhone’s network settings.
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October 05, 2015
New to iOS 9 is Wi-Fi Assist. When using Wi-Fi, if your connection is unreliable, your phone will automatically boost your signal using Cellular data. This can be extremely helpful and save you a trip to Settings; however, if you’re watching your data usage, there’s an easy way to turn Wi-Fi Assist off. 
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September 07, 2015
Unless you have unlimited data on your iPhone or iPad, it is imperative that you use Wi-Fi whenever possible to avoid costly overage charges on your cell phone bill. You probably already use Wi-Fi at home and at friends' houses and fortunately, free Wi-Fi can also be found in public spaces, from coffee shops, to libraries, and even fast-food restaurants. Most hotels offer free Wi-Fi as well. And if you’re traveling overseas, virtually every function of the iPhone can be performed using Wi-Fi so you don’t have to pay international phone costs.
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August 28, 2015
If you travel or do business internationally, you know how costly roaming charges are. Unless your mobile carrier is T-mobile (limited to 2G data speed), you need an additional service plan for international texting. AT&T international texting costs $10 a month, as does Sprint, but don't worry; you can text free in Italy, Germany, the Philipines, or almost any other country you can think of with iMessages. With iMessage, you can text from anywhere for free, as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection and the person you're messaging also has an iPhone or Mac. If you want to be able to internationally text friends without iPhones for free, you'll need a free texting app. Let's get started learning how to avoid monstrous phone bills by sending free iMessages, or using a free text app!  
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