iPhone

The iPhone is a smartphone from Apple that runs the iOS mobile operating system. Between its apps, communication features, the camera, mobile internet access, and other functionalities, the iPhone has quickly become an integral part of many peoples tech lives.

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See a Blank Red Dot on the Phone Icon? It’s Your iPhone Voicemail, Here’s the Fix

Aug 23, 2014 - 4 Comments
Voicemail on iPhone

If you’ve recently made a change to your iPhone service or SIM card, you may notice a mysterious red blank dot on the “Phone” app of the iPhone home screen. Typically that little blank red dot means you have voicemail, but the iPhone can’t retrieve it, and it usually occurs in one of the following … Read More

What to do with Frayed Lightning Cables?

Aug 22, 2014 - 31 Comments
iPhone cable frayed with electrical tape

How many iPhone and iPad owners wind up having a frayed USB lightning adapter with wires visible or protruding from the cable? One of my own Lightning cables ended up a frayed disaster after less than a year of being always plugged into a MacBook, and only used on a desk – not exactly demanding … Read More

How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

Aug 19, 2014 - 12 Comments
Instantly pause music on the iPhone by yanking out the audio cable

Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music … Read More

Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Aug 16, 2014 - 2 Comments
Mail app icon

Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the … Read More

Show a Photo On Your iPhone Without Someone Accessing Camera Roll

Aug 15, 2014 - 6 Comments
Deny access to Photos Camera Roll

Have you ever wanted to share an iPhone picture with someone, but you’re concerned about them flipping through your camera roll and finding other photos you’d rather not share? If you want to limit that you have a few options available, but because the iPhone doesn’t have a specific ability to lock onto a single … Read More

Six iPhone 6 Rumors That Are Most Likely To Be True

Aug 14, 2014 - 15 Comments
iPhone 6 dummy models with different screen sizes

There’s no shortage of next generation iPhone rumors out there, but as the iPhone 6 debut nears it’s becoming a bit easier to whittle down what’s likely and what’s not. With that in mind, here are six of the most likely rumors for we can all expect from the next iPhone.

How to Start & Stop a Timer on iPhone & iPad with Siri for Easy Countdowns

Aug 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Start a timer on the iPhone / iPad with Siri

Whether you’re waiting for your favorite show to come on TV, some wet paint to dry, or that chicken parmesan to finish cooking in the oven, we all need to use a countdown for helping us wait for something throughout regular life. Fortunately, the iPhone and iPad has such a feature built right in, and … Read More

How to Change DNS Settings on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Set DNS Servers on an iPhone

When you point your iPhone or iPad at a web address (like osxdaily.com), iOS will perform a DNS lookup to send you to the proper location. DNS servers handle part of that lookup service, translating numerical IP addresses into the readable domain names we’re all more familiar with and associate with web sites and other … Read More

How to Restart iPhone / iPad Without Using Power Button & Home Button

Aug 7, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Broken iPhone Power Button

Ever needed to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that doesn’t have a functioning power button or a Home button? It’s tricky if not impossible, right? Even with the Assistive Touch on-screen buttons and variety of workarounds for a failed power button, rebooting an iOS device without working hardware buttons is a challenge, but … Read More

Why You Should Always Use the Free AppleCare Repair Service

Aug 6, 2014 - 11 Comments
AppleCare Repair Summary for iPhone

From time to time, Apple will offer free out-of-warranty repair services for devices and hardware that are determined to be dysfunctional or defective. For example, many users experienced the failure of their iPhone 5 lock / power button, and Apple later determined that some of the devices manufactured were susceptive to power button failure, thus … Read More

iPhone 6 Launch Date: September 9

Aug 5, 2014 - 5 Comments
iPhone 6

Apple will launch the iPhone 6 at an event scheduled for Tuesday, September 9, according to the consistently reliable and well sourced Re/Code (formerly WSJ’s All Things Digital), Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.

iOS 8 Beta 5 Download Now Available to Developers

Aug 4, 2014 - 5 Comments
iOS 8

Apple has released iOS 8 beta 5 for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The latest build focuses primarily on bug fixes and improvements to iOS 8, and marches the beta release ever closer to the final public version, which is expected sometime this fall.

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