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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Preview Links with 3D Touch on iPhone

Mar 8, 2016 - 2 Comments
Preview links 3d Touch options

One of the more useful 3D Touch tricks is the ability to preview a link before opening it, allowing iPhone users a way to quickly see a preview of a webpage link before loading the entire thing in Safari. This can be activated from an email, from messages, or Safari itself, and it helps to … Read More

See How Much Data a FaceTime Call Uses on iPhone

Mar 7, 2016 - 4 Comments
Check FaceTime call data usage per call in iOS

FaceTime is the lovely video chat service that is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X, and while it’s a lot of fun to use and helps keep people in touch, something to keep in mind is that FaceTime can use quite a bit of data as it’s essentially streaming and uploading … Read More

Beta 6 of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and WatchOS 2.2 Released for Testing

Mar 7, 2016 - 2 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta and iOS 9.2.2 beta

Apple has released a bevy of beta software updates for users participating in the public beta and developer beta testing programs, including iOS 9.3 beta 6, OS X 10.11.4 beta 6, watchOS 2.2 beta 6, and tvOS 9.2 beta 6. Each new build continues to emphasize bug fixes and refinements to the beta releases as … Read More

How to Backup an iPhone to External Hard Drive with Mac OS X

Mar 4, 2016 - 36 Comments
How to backup iPhone, iPad to an external hard drive

For those of us with larger storage size iPhone and iPad models, backing up the device locally can be a burden on limited disk space. A simple solution to this storage dilemma is to backup an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to an external hard drive instead, where disk space is often more abundant. We’ll … Read More

Open the Multitasking App Switcher with 3D Touch on iPhone

Mar 3, 2016 - 3 Comments
The App Switcher multitasking screen on iPhone can be accessed with 3D Touch

Modern iPhone models with 3D Touch displays have an alternative method of opening the multi-tasking app switcher screen, rather than having to double-press the Home button. This trick requires a little bit of practice, so try it out a few times yourself to see how it works on the iPhone.

Fix AirDrop Not Working on iPhone / iPad with Easy Troubleshooting Tips

Mar 2, 2016 - 4 Comments
AirDrop in iOS - how to fix it if it's not showing up, or if AirDrop is not working in iOS

AirDrop is the easy to use direct file sharing protocol built into iOS and Mac OS X which allows for sending and receiving things between iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPod touch. While AirDrop usually works without a hitch, sometimes there can be problems with AirDrop, and on the worst occasions AirDrop will not work at … Read More

Beta 5 of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, WatchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 Released

Mar 1, 2016 - 5 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta and iOS 9.2.2 beta

Apple has released updates to each beta version of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3 beta 5, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Beta 5, tvOS 9.2 beta 5, and watchOS 2.2 beta 5.

iPhone is Disabled? How to Fix With or Without Connecting to iTunes

Feb 26, 2016 - 18 Comments
iPhone is disabled error message and how to fix it

Have you ever picked up your iPhone to discover the message “iPhone is disabled” and to “try again in 1 minute” or to try again 5, 15, 60 minutes? In the worst scenarios, the message says “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes”, and the device is unusable until then. So, what is going on here, … Read More

How to Disable (or Enable) 3D Touch on iPhone 6S

Feb 25, 2016 - 3 Comments
iPhone 6S with 3d Touch

New iPhone models include an interesting feature called 3D Touch, which allows you to press the screen at varying degrees of pressure to get various app shortcuts, as well as various ‘pop’ and ‘peak’ features. While 3D Touch is a useful feature for many and one of the primary selling points of the iPhone 6s, … Read More

Remove Unwanted Email Suggestions from Mail on iPhone & iPad

Feb 24, 2016 - 1 Comment
Removing an email address from the recent suggestions list in iOS Mail

The iOS Mail app will automatically suggest recently used email addresses in the recipient feel when compiling a new email message or forwarding an email. While this is often accurate and helpful, sometimes an unwanted email address can pop-up in the automatic suggestion list, as can email addresses of people who are no longer in … Read More

How to Convert Live Photos to Animated GIFs on iPhone with a Free App

Feb 22, 2016 - 13 Comments
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Live Photos are a great new feature for the iPhone camera, and while you can easily share them with other iPhone and iPad users or to a Mac, they come across as little movies unless the user has Live Photo compatible iPhone. Mysteriously missing is the ability to convert and save Live Photos as an … Read More

Beta 4 of OS X 10.11.4 iOS 9.3, WatchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 Available

Feb 22, 2016 - 13 Comments
iOS 9.3 beta 4

Apple has released new beta builds for each of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3 beta 4, OS X 10.11.4 beta 4, tvOS 9.2 beta 4, and watchOS 2.2 beta 4.

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