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The iPad is a tablet computer from Apple that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Similar in functionality to the iPhone, the iPads purpose is often quite different, sometimes even serving as a general desktop computer replacement.

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Why You May See a “This Cable is Not Certified and May Not Work Reliably” Error on iPhone & iPad

Feb 12, 2015 - 22 Comments
Cable not certified may not work reliably error message

Rarely, when you plug an iPhone or iPad into a particular Lightning charger cable you’ll see a pop-up or lock screen message on the device that says something to the effect of “This cable is not certified and may not work reliably”. This usually prevents the lightning cable from charging the device as well. Though … Read More

How to Show Battery Percentage on iPhone to Indicate Remaining Battery Life

Feb 12, 2015 - 2 Comments
Show battery percentage remaining in iOS

A simple trick that can help manage iPhone battery life is to set the battery percentage remaining to be visible. This battery percentage indicator is off by default in iOS, and while that adds an element of simplicity to the status bar, the lonely battery icon isn’t particularly informative – to me, anyway. We’re going … Read More

iOS 8.3 Beta 1 Released to Developers

Feb 9, 2015 - 2 Comments
iOS 8.3 Beta 1

Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS Developer program, arriving as build 12F5027d. This is somewhat unusual given that iOS 8.2 is also currently still in beta release as version 8.2b5, but it may suggest a different focus for each point version of the operating system.

iOS 9 Said to Emphasize Performance, Stability, & Bug Fixes

Feb 9, 2015 - 25 Comments
big-iphone-vs-tiny-iphone

iOS 9 will primarily aim for system performance and stability improvements, according to a new report from the well-sourced 9to5mac. Furthermore, iOS 9 will have a ‘”huge” focus’ on fixing bugs and bringing under the hood improvements to the mobile experience, while the new iOS version will have less of an emphasis on bringing new … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Released for Developers

Feb 2, 2015 - 1 Comment
iOS 8.2 beta 5

Those registered with the iOS Developer program will find a new beta of iOS 8.2 available. The fifth beta version build arrives as 12D5480A and continues to focus on general bug fixes and improvements. The upcoming iOS release will also include support for iPhone and iPad communicating with the Apple Watch, the Watch is set … Read More

iOS 8.1.3 Released with Bug Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 27, 2015 - 26 Comments
Download & Install iOS 8.1.3

Apple has released iOS 8.1.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The minor point release primarily focuses on bug fixes, but is also said to increase general stability of iOS as well. All eligible devices running prior versions of iOS 8 are recommended to install iOS 8.1.3.

A Gesture Trick for Marking eMail as Unread Instantly in iPhone Mail App

Jan 22, 2015 - 9 Comments
Fast Mark Email as Unread gesture in iOS Mail app

Have you ever needed to mark an email as unread after opening it on your iOS device? Of course you have, whether to serve as a reminder to yourself later, or to undo an accidental mark as read. Typically on the iPhone and iPad iOS Mail apps, most people use the Flag menu method to … Read More

View the List of Songs Which Siri Identified in iOS

Jan 20, 2015 - 4 Comments
Find songs that Siri detected in iOS

Now that Siri can identify songs that are playing, similar to the Shazam app service, you’ll probably appreciate knowing that you can easily go back and see a list of songs that Siri has found and detected. This is great since it basically keeps a running tab of what music you asked your iPhone to … Read More

How to Save Pictures from Shared Photo Streams to iPhone & iPad

Jan 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
Photos iOS icon

The iOS Photo Stream feature is a really great way to share photos between friends and family who also have an iPad or iPhone. Each shared Photo Stream and the associated images are kept in iCloud, viewable through the “Shared” tab in the Photos app, where they are cached temporarily as you look at them. … Read More

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

Jan 6, 2015 - 5 Comments
Disable Auto-Correction in iOS Settings as seen on the iPhone

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some … Read More

Touch ID Not Working in Cold Weather? Here’s a Fix

Dec 31, 2014 - 17 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

Many iPhone users have noticed that Touch ID becomes finicky in cold weather, often not working at all when the temperatures drop in winter. Or at least, that’s what it seems like, but the real culprit is quite likely to be your skin and the effects of colder climates on fingerprints, which is what Touch … Read More

How to Remove a Finger Print from Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2014 - 16 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

When you properly set up Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad, many users add several different of their fingers to the configuration so that they can unlock the iOS device in different orientations. That’s a good idea, but sometimes you may want to change which fingers (or whose fingers) are allowed to access … Read More

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