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Enable Closed Captioning on iPhone, iPad, and in iTunes

Jun 6, 2012 - 4 Comments

Closed Captioning places written text at the bottom of video content, allowing for anyone to read along with the video rather than listen to the audio. This is an essential feature for certain accessibility purposes and for individuals who are hard of hearing, but it’s also just a useful feature to enable if you want … Read More

Transfer Music from iPhone, iPod, or iPad to a Computer

Jun 4, 2012 - 58 Comments

Everyone knows how easy it is to get music onto an iPod, iPhone, or iPad with the help of iTunes, but have you ever tried to get music off an iPod or iPhone and onto a new computer? As it turns out, transferring music from an iOS device and to a new or different computer … Read More

Back Up an iOS Device to a Computer When iCloud Space Runs Out or is Unavailable

May 28, 2012 - 7 Comments

You can continue to create local backups of iOS devices even if you rely primarily on iCloud for storing backups. This is a really useful technique if an iPhone, iPad, or iPod ran out of iCloud storage space and don’t want to deal with managing it manually at the moment, or you’re just temporarily without … Read More

Disable Automatic iTunes Backups for iPhone, iPad, and iPod

May 16, 2012 - 3 Comments

Having a backup of your iOS device and its settings is important, so rather than completely disabling iOS backups in iTunes, you can choose to selectively disable only the automatic backup process. This is a much better solution because it allows you to create and retain local backups of an iPad, iPhone, or iPod when … Read More

How to Save iPhone & iPad Apps & Downgrade an App to a Previous Version

May 16, 2012 - 7 Comments

We’ve all had the experience of one of our favorite app getting updated and the new version being worse than the previous version. Maybe it’s more intrusive ads, maybe it’s a terribly annoying feature, whatever it is, a poor app update can easily ruin your app experience. The easiest way to avoid this potential letdown … Read More

How to Disable the iTunes Backup For iOS Devices Completely

May 15, 2012 - 7 Comments

Anytime an iOS device is connected to a computer it will sync and backup the device, and though the syncing process can be annoying sometimes, the backup process should be considered crucial so that you always have a way to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod should anything go wrong. With that said, there are … Read More

Use IPCC Files with iOS Devices by Enabling Carrier Testing Mode in iTunes

May 13, 2012 - 12 Comments

iTunes carrier testing mode allows you to manually load signed .ipcc carrier files onto an iPhone or cellular iPad, these .ipcc files contain various carrier settings pertaining to voice mail, MMS and SMS, Personal Hotspot, APN settings, and other network-specific preferences. If you’ve used an iPhone on T-Mobile or even as a prepaid phone you … Read More

Download iOS Updates Once for Installing on Multiple Devices

May 9, 2012 - 6 Comments

If you have several iPhones, iPads, or iPods that need updating to the latest version of iOS, you can use a nice trick to save some bandwidth and download a single iOS update file to apply to multiple devices from either Mac OS X or Windows. This is a perfect solution for a family that … Read More

Delete iPhone & iPad Backups Easily Within iTunes

May 4, 2012 - 6 Comments

Without using iCloud, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod backups can take up a lot of local disk space on a computer. If you’ve moved the iPhone/iPad to sync with a new computer, sold an iOS device, or just want to potentially free up some disk space, you can easily delete these backups directly from iTunes. … Read More

Disable Automatic Syncing in iTunes When Connecting an iPhone, iPad, or iPod

May 1, 2012 - 9 Comments

Each time you connect an iPhone, iPad, or iPod to a computer, iTunes launches and immediately begins to automatically sync all content between the iOS device and the connected computer. If you’re annoyed with the auto-syncing aspect or you just want to disable it on an auxiliary Mac, here is how to do so: Launch … Read More

Join Songs in iTunes to Play Together as a Group When Shuffled

Apr 30, 2012 - 19 Comments

Do you want to join a group of songs together in iTunes to play together as a compilation, even when iTunes (or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod) is set to shuffle through a music collection? It’s easy, here is how to set this up: Open iTunes and select the songs you want to join together … Read More

Transfer Pictures to iPad the Easy Way with iTunes

Apr 19, 2012 - 4 Comments

Transferring photos from a computer to the iPad is very easy with the help of iTunes. To get started, you’ll need either a Mac or PC with iTunes, a USB connector cable for the iPad, and a folder containing the pictures you want to transfer over to the iPad. The process is exactly the same … Read More

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