Tips

May 11, 2020
Some people are wondering, "Can you share iBooks?" While you can share purchased e-books with other members of your Family Sharing group, if you want to know how to share iBooks, now just called Books, with a friend outside of Family Sharing, this tip will show you how to give them an e-book. Sending the gift of a good book is a real pleasure, and being able to do so instantly with just a few clicks is even better! As long as you've set up an Apple ID and you have the email address for the friend you want to send a book to, you'll be able to complete your purchase quickly. So let's dive in with how to send an Apple book as a gift.
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May 09, 2020
The Apple Calendar app for your iPhone and iPad is one of the best free calendar apps available, and has many features you might not be fully utilizing. Did you know that the Calendar app has a hidden list view that allows you to see your daily events while in the month view? We've already shown you how to see the weekly view in your Calendar app, and how to get directions from the Calendar app. Now, here’s how to save time and switch to the list view in the Calendar app in two quick steps.
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May 08, 2020
Are you tired of having to swipe through all your screens just to check the weather widget in the Today View on your iPad? Wouldn't it be nice if you could pin your favorite widgets to your Home screen? Well, now you can! When you add widgets to your Home screen on the iPad, it's easier to keep up with the breaking news or check the day's weather. Here's how to pin your Today View so that you can view your widgets on your Home screen.
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May 07, 2020
Here's a time-saving feature to boost your productivity: Lock Screen apps. You can open the Notes app directly from the Lock Screen of your iPhone. Lock Screen Notes are helpful for quickly marking down all the notes, checklists, links, and sketches that you want to have close at hand, without having to unlock your device. Let's get started learning how to add Lock Screen Notes to your iPhone so you can master this feature. 
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May 06, 2020
Using folders is a great way to add applications to the Dock on your iPhone. If you’ve ever wished you could have more than four apps in your iPhone dock, this tip will teach you how to add a folder to an iPhone Dock and have way more than four apps! By using folders in the Dock, you can increase your productivity. No more scrolling between Home screens looking for your favorite app. Let’s get going with how to add extra apps to your iPhone’s Dock.
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May 05, 2020
Did you know that the iPhone allows your phone to automatically answer calls after a certain number of rings? This is great for when you're using a headset or you're making dinner, but also expecting an important phone call.  If you’re the type of person who’s always near their cellphone but sometimes takes too long to answer, or if you find the swiping-to-answer motion annoying or difficult to do, then you can enable this feature in your Accessibility Settings. Here's how to have your iPhone automatically answer incoming calls.
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May 04, 2020
Sometimes, you need to respond quickly to multiple texts. Unread messages can pile up fast, and it sure would be nice to reply to conversations without having to type out every single reply. Luckily, Apple put a hidden feature on the iPhone that lets you respond to texts fast using automatic replies. With this tip, you’ll be able to send replies like “Okay” and “See you soon,” just by pressing a couple of prompts. Let’s dive in with the fastest way to respond to text messages on an iPhone.
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May 02, 2020
Want to know how to close apps on an iPhone 11 or other iPhones without a Home button? The App Switcher on your iPhone 11 or 11 Pro is nearly identical to the App Switcher on older model iPhones. There are two major differences: how you access the iPhone’s 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 11 or 11 Pro. 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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May 01, 2020
Scrolling the iPhone can be tedious, but it turns out that we’ve been scrolling the wrong way the whole time! This tip will help you quickly master the art of iPhone scrolling. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering if there was a better way to use the scroll bar, then this is the tip for you! Let’s get started with how to quickly scroll on your iPhone.
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April 30, 2020
When you know how to delete text messages on the iPhone automatically, you’ll have an easier time managing your storage. The stuff on our iPhones and iPads tends to accumulate, using up valuable storage space. This will be especially useful in saving space if your text messages include video and audio messages. Just be aware that deleted messages can’t be searched, so make sure to save any information you need before your message history is deleted. Here’s how to automatically erase old text messages on iPhone.
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April 29, 2020
Want to record a video on the iPhone quickly? When you find the perfect moment for a video, you don’t always have time to switch between Photo and Video mode on your iPhone. This tip for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max will show you how to take a video on an iPhone right from Photo mode
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April 28, 2020
Want to know how to crop a photo quickly to capture the perfect picture? Sometimes you get an amazing shot on your iPhone, only to find that your pet is off-center in the final product. If you're wondering how to crop photos on the iPhone, there's a quick and easy way to accomplish this without adjusting the crop box manually.
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April 27, 2020
Wondering how to share a password from iPhone to iPhone or to an iPad or Mac? If you want to let someone else watch your Netflix account, or log in to a website to view your shopping list, sharing the password safely and accurately can be a real pain. Especially if you are using longer, more secure passwords. But you don't have to type and text the password or read it out loud to the person you're sharing it with. The easiest way to share a password securely is by using AirDrop. This tip will show you how to share a password iPhone to iPhone or to other Apple devices, without any mistakes. Let’s get going with how to use AirDrop for password sharing on the iPhone.
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April 25, 2020
If your eyesight isn't what it used to be, you may find the small text size on your iPhone or iPad hard to read and wonder, "why is the font on my iPhone so small? How do I make the text bigger?" There's no need to strain your eyes; here are several tricks you can use to make reading on an iPhone or iPad easier, including changing your iPhone font size.
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April 24, 2020
Want to learn how to rent a movie on Amazon Prime to watch on your iPad or Apple TV? Movies and shows can be an exciting way to pass the time, but Amazon sure doesn’t make rentals easy on the iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV. With so many different Amazon apps, why is buying and renting movies and TV shows so hard to figure out? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered to make your next family movie night a success.
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April 23, 2020
One of my favorite features of my Kindle device and the Kindle app on my iPhone and iPad is the ability to read a book on one device, then pick up a different device, open the book and continue reading from the same place. I tend to use my Kindle Paperwhite at home for morning reading, then I use the Kindle app on my iPhone for reading during my commute or when standing in line at the coffee shop. If this feature (called Whispersync) wasn’t enabled, I’d have to constantly remember what page I’m on. Here’s how to sync the Kindle app on the iPhone or iPad.
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April 22, 2020
Need to do a group FaceTime call instead of a group text? Texting is great, but sometimes, you need to have a conversation face-to-face. Starting a group FaceTime from a group text message is the easiest way to start a group call. The contacts involved will be notified and can join the ongoing FaceTime chat whenever they're ready. It's quick and easy to do a group FaceTime call from a group text, so let's dive in.
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April 21, 2020
People are asking how to put their emergency info on the Lock screen of their iPhones. If you have a medical issue such as a seizure disorder, cardiac condition, or similar problem that may leave you unable to communicate with medics and other first responders, it's important to have a simple method they can use to understand your situation so they can best help you. While a medical alert bracelet, ID bracelet, or even a medical ID card in your wallet may help in an emergency, there's one more tool you can use to ensure you receive the prompt care you need—your iPhone! Even if you keep your iPhone locked with a passcode or Touch or Face ID, it's still possible to have your Medical ID visible on your smartphone so that bystanders and emergency personnel can assist you in a medical emergency. Let's get started learning how to get the Medical ID on the Lock screen of your iPhone.
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April 20, 2020
You can set an alarm on the iPhone, but if you sleep through your iPhone’s alarm, then it’s not doing you much good. You can change the alarm volume on your iPhone, but you’ll have to dig around your Haptics & Sounds settings to do it. This quick tip will show you how to set the alarm on your iPhone to the perfect volume, so let’s dive in.
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April 18, 2020
Touch ID and Face ID are great iPhone security features, but if you want the best protection for your device, you need an iPhone passcode. Apple's default six-digit numeric passcode is already pretty hard to crack, but you can change your iPhone passcode to one that's even more secure. You can change the passcode on your iPhone to an alphanumeric code that's six digits or longer. That combination of letters, numbers, and length will bring your iPhone security to the next level. In addition to setting up Face ID or Touch ID, your passcode helps keep your iPhone safe from prying eyes. If you're looking for the best security code possible, an alphanumeric code is your best bet. Let's get started learning how to set a new passcode on your iPhone now. 
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April 17, 2020
Have you ever taken a photo that would be perfect if the top of Grandma's head wasn't cut out of the frame? The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max have a feature called Capture Content Outside Frame that captures details outside the standard 4:3 frame and saves them for 30 days in case you decide to adjust the framing of the image. By default, your iPhone 11 and other new models come with the feature disabled. Let’s dive in with how to adjust your Camera settings so you can use the extra content to fix poorly framed photos after the fact.
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April 16, 2020
Does your iPhone 11 have a Control Center? Yes! But unlike iPhones with Home buttons, you don’t swipe up to get to the iPhone 11’s Control Center. To access the Control Center on an iPhone 11, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and any other iPhone without a Home button, you’ll need to swipe down, not up. The notch at the top of your iPhone 11 creates two distinct sides at the top of the screen, and Apple uses this small divide to give you access to both Notifications and Control Center. This tip covers how to access the Control Center but keep an eye out for our tip on how to accessg Notifications without a Home button. Here’s how to get to the Control Center on the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max and earlier iPhones without a Home button.
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April 15, 2020
Did you know that the Apple Books app (formerly iBooks) lets you buy e-books, audiobooks, and even radio-plays? When you’re stuck at home, listening to audiobooks and reading ebooks is an enriching way to pass the time, especially as a family. Apple’s Books app doesn’t get much love, but it’s got a great collection of books to buy as well as some freebies! Let’s dive in with how to make purchases in Apple’s Books app.
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April 14, 2020
Some people ask, "Does the iPhone have a QR scanner?" Yes! It's so easy to use your iPhone as a QR reader. In fact, you can add a QR code reader to the Control Center on your iPhone for the fastest possible access. Learning how to use your iPhone's QR reader will make it easier to install new gear or register products online. If you frequently use QR codes and would like to add this feature to your iPhone or iPad's Control Center and learn how to use your device as a QR scanner once you've installed the QR reader feature, read on. 
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April 13, 2020
Are you into iPhone photography and wondering how to get the best shots in low light? Apple's latest iPhones, the 11 and 11 Pro, offer a new camera feature called Night Mode. Night Mode makes night photography easy, allowing users to take clear, vivid pictures in low-light situations. We've already answered the question, "how do you use the new iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 camera on Night Mode?" Now, we'll go over the different ways to use Night Mode camera settings on your iPhone so that you can have more control over the amount of exposure in a low-light shot.
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