How to Access AirDrop on iOS 11 Control Center

Nov 18, 2017 - 4 Comments

Using AirDrop in iOS 11 Control Center

You might be wondering where AirDrop went in iOS 11 Control Center, and you’re probably not alone. AirDrop allows for rapid wireless transfer of pictures and files between iOS devices or Macs, and is one of the more convenient features available on the Apple platforms. Many users quickly enable and access AirDrop through Control Center on their iPhone or iPad, but with iOS 11 you may have noticed that AirDrop is no longer in Control Center… at least initially. While it may be hidden now, enabling AirDrop is still possible from Control Center for iOS 11 on iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, and all other iPhone models, as well as cellular iPad devices. Once you learn how to access it you’ll discover toggling AirDrop from Control Center is otherwise just as easy to enable or disable as before.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

How to Force Restart iPhone X

Nov 17, 2017 - Leave a Comment

How to Force Reboot iPhone X

If you need to force restart an iPhone X you will need to learn a new method, because Apple has changed how you force reboot iPhone X compared to prior iPhone models. This is partially because the iPhone X no longer has a Home button, so the longstanding method of forced rebooting is no longer possible with iPhone X.

Now with iPhone X, you will force restart the device by using a series of button presses instead. This tutorial will detail exactly how you can initiate a forced restart, sometimes called a hard reboot, of iPhone X.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

Beta 4 of iOS 11.2, watchOS 4.2, tvOS 11.2, Released for Testing

Nov 17, 2017 - 1 Comment

Apple beta system software

Apple has released iOS 11.2 beta 4, along with watchOS 4.2 beta 4 and tvOS 11.2 beta 4. Yesterday, Apple released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 as well.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

Download iOS 11.1.2 Update with Bug Fixes for iPhone X [IPSW Links]

Nov 16, 2017 - 4 Comments

iOS 11.1.2 Update

Apple has released iOS 11.1.2 for iPhone and iPad users. The small point release software update appears to primarily focus on solving two particular issues with iPhone X, including a problem where the iPhone X screen becomes unresponsive in cold weather, and with distorted video capture on iPhone X.

Despite the software update release notes primarily mentioning iPhone X, iOS 11.1.2 is available for other devices as well. You can find IPSW download links below, along with the release notes of the update.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News - 4 Comments

How to Access iCloud Drive from Command Line in Mac OS

Nov 16, 2017 - 4 Comments

Access iCloud Drive from Terminal in Mac OS

Some Mac users may need to access iCloud Drive from the Terminal in Mac OS. But if you have tried to access iCloud Drive via command line on your own, you may have noticed it does not appear in the user Home directory. This is because iCloud Drive is actually locate elsewhere in Mac OS, and thus to access iCloud Drive from the command line you will need to dig around in the user Library folder instead of the Home folder.

We’ll show you the full path for iCloud Drive access from the command line in Mac OS, and show you how to quickly and easily get to iCloud folders and files from the Terminal.

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MacOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Nov 16, 2017 - 3 Comments

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta

Apple has released macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 4 for Mac users enrolled in the beta testing program.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 3 Comments

How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Nov 15, 2017 - 32 Comments

Translate languages with Siri in iOS

Whether you’re a frequent traveler, simply learning a new language, or interacting with someone who speaks in a different language, Siri for iOS now has the fantastic ability to translate between languages on the fly. For example, you can ask Siri to say “I need a taxi ride to the airport” in French, and Siri will not only instantly translate that for you in written text, but also say it aloud.

Essentially you can think of of Siri on iPhone or iPad as a digital translator that is always with you, and it works to translate between English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Try it out yourself, it works really well and is quite fast.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 32 Comments

How to Quit Apps on iPhone X

Nov 14, 2017 - 9 Comments

Quit apps on iPhone X

Want to quit apps on iPhone X? Maybe an app is misbehaving or draining your battery, or maybe you don’t want to updating or doing things in the background. If you need to quit running apps on iPhone X, you may have noticed that the traditional swipe up gesture does not work to close the app and instead sends you back to the home screen.

Instead, iPhone X has a new method of quitting apps that uses a two part method composed of both a gesture and then a tap and hold. It may take a little bit of getting used to, but the end result is the same; you can close out of running iOS apps.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 9 Comments

Resolving Wi-Fi Issues in macOS High Sierra

Nov 13, 2017 - 13 Comments

Fix Wi-Fi issues in macOS High Sierra

Some MacOS High Sierra users have reported issues with wireless networking after updating their Mac to the latest system software version. The problems may range from difficulties connecting to wi-fi networks, dropping wi-fi connections (particularly after waking from sleep), sluggish wireless speeds, and other frustrating connectivity problems with wi-fi networks.

This article will attempt to detail some common problems, and explain some troubleshooting steps to resolve wi-fi issues with macOS High Sierra.

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iOS 11.2 Beta 3, macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Nov 13, 2017 - Leave a Comment

Apple beta system software

Apple has released beta software updates for their entire operating system suite, including iOS 11.2 beta 3, watchOS 4.2 beta 3, tvOS 11.2 beta 3, and macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 beta 3.

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How to Activate Reachability on iPhone X

Nov 11, 2017 - 4 Comments

Using Reachability on iPhone X

iPhone X offers the helpful Reachability feature, which shifts everything down from the top of the iPhone screen so that it can be more easily reached by a single finger or tap. Reachability was first unveiled on the iPhone Plus series and has a strong following of users, but if you want to use Reachability on iPhone X you’ll find it’s slightly different in how it works and how it must be activated.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 4 Comments

Can You Use iPhone X Without Face ID? Yes! Face ID Questions, Answered

Nov 10, 2017 - 3 Comments

Use iPhone X without Face ID

There are a lot of questions out there about using iPhone X and the new Face ID feature, which scans your face to unlock your iPhone X. Some people want to know if they can use iPhone X without Face ID, and without the iPhone X ever using facial recognition for unlocking the iPhone and performing other verification tasks, like paying with Apple Pay or authenticating other logins. Or perhaps you’re wondering what you do instead if you choose not to setup Face ID.

If you don’t like the idea of Face ID or having your iPhone scanning your face for whatever reason, then you’ll be relieved to know the answer is yes, you an absolutely use the iPhone X without ever using Face ID, it is not required. You can absolutely use iPhone X without ever registering or scanning your face for any facial recognition purpose.

We’ll aim to answer a few common questions about Face ID and iPhone X, if you have additional questions feel free to ask them in the comments below.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Security, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

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