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iPhone or iPad Capitalizing Random Words? Try This Workaround

Jan 30, 2018 - 14 Comments
iOS randomly capitalizes words on iPad and iPhone sometimes

Many users with iOS 11 are noticing that their iPad and iPhone will randomly capitalize words that were typed in the middle of sentences. For example, a sentence May look Like This with Randomly capitalized Words for No apparent reason, requiring Many manual Corrections Of what you have Typed. The random capitalization issue has been … Read More

How to Change a Third Party Apple ID Email to iCloud Email

Jan 29, 2018 - 12 Comments
How to change an Apple ID email address

You can now change the email address used as your Apple ID from third party emails to an @icloud email address, if you so desire. This means if your current Apple ID email login is something like “” you can change it to an Apple domain like Note this is completely different from changing … Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, & iPhone 8 Plus

Jan 28, 2018 - 1 Comment
How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone X and iPhone 8

Rarely, iPhone users need to enter DFU mode to initiate a low-level device restore with the help of a computer and iTunes. Entering DFU mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus is different than getting into DFU mode on earlier iPhone models, so if you’re an owner of one of these devices … Read More

How to Check if iPhone is New, Refurbished, or Replacement

Jan 27, 2018 - 8 Comments
How to check if iPhone is new or refurbished

If you’re buying a used iPhone or repairing an iPhone, you may wonder if you can find out if the iPhone was bought as new, is a refurbished model, or is a replacement device provided by Apple via a service request. Wonder no more, you can use an interesting device model identifier trick to discover … Read More

How to Get Siri to Read News of the Day to You in iOS

Jan 26, 2018 - 8 Comments
Siri play news

Siri for iOS can now play short daily news digests by request, allowing you to quickly hear news recaps from some popular mainstream news outlets and media sources. This is a handy feature if you want to get a quick blurb about what’s apparently newsworthy on a given day, and it works the same on … Read More

How to Force Quit Multiple Mac Apps Simultaneously

Jan 25, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to force quit multiple Mac apps concurrently

You probably know the various different methods for how to force quit apps on the Mac by now, but a lesser known capability is that Mac OS allows you to force quit multiple apps at the same time. This can be a great trick when troubleshooting, as well as a just a nice way to … Read More

How to Enable Type to Siri on iPhone and iPad

Jan 24, 2018 - 6 Comments
Type to Siri on iOS

Type to Siri for iOS allows you to interact with Siri by typing text commands on an iPhone or iPad, using either the onscreen software keyboard or an external keyboard. All of the Siri commands you’re used to using work through Type to Siri, it’s just the command entering process that is different as you … Read More

How to Stop “Upgrade to MacOS High Sierra” Notifications Completely on a Mac

Jan 22, 2018 - 28 Comments
Stop Upgrade to macOS High Sierra notifications

If you’re tired of the “Upgrade to macOS High Sierra” notifications nagging your Mac to install a system software update that you perhaps have made a conscious decision to avoid, then you will likely appreciate this tip to completely stop the upgrade macOS notifications. As you likely know by now, there is no way to … Read More

How to Disable Online Activity Status on Instagram to Stop Showing When You’re Using the App

Jan 21, 2018 - 7 Comments
Open Instagram settings

Instagram now defaults to showing other peoples accounts when you were last active using the Instagram application. For example, if you’re using Instagram right now then other Instagram users will be able to see that you are using the app at that moment. If you used the app exactly 23 minutes ago, other users can … Read More

How to Check Uptime of iPhone or iPad to See When Last Booted

Jan 20, 2018 - 1 Comment
Get uptime from OpenTerm in iOS

Uptime determines how long a computer or iOS device has been turned on for, or at least when the hardware was last booted or rebooted. On a unix machine or any Mac, you can check uptime with the uptime command or system System Information, but the iPhone and iPad has no such mechanism for seeing … Read More

How to Make iPhone Automatically Answer Calls

Jan 18, 2018 - 1 Comment
Enable automatically answer iPhone calls

iPhone has the capability to automatically answer inbound phone calls. Much as this sounds, with the auto-answer feature enabled, the iPhone will answer all phone calls automatically that come to the phone. Auto-Answer Calls is an excellent accessibility setting that has many obvious uses and a wide range of applications for nearly all sorts of … Read More

How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

Jan 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to stop iOS automatic app downloads across all devices

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called … Read More

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