iPhone Personal Hotspot Not Working? Try These Fixes to Troubleshoot

Nov 2, 2019 - 7 Comments

Fix iPhone Personal Hotspot when its not working

Is iPhone Personal Hotspot not working for you? If you’re trying to use Personal Hotspot or connect to iPhone Personal Hotspot from another Mac, PC, or device and you find the wi-fi sharing feature is not working, it can be understandably frustrating as many users rely on this feature for internet service on the go, as a connection backup, and sometimes even in general as a primary internet gateway.

Fortunately few simple tips can usually fix Personal Hotspot if it’s not working on iPhone, and we’ll cover those troubleshooting steps here.

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How to Invert Screen Colors on iPhone & iPad

Nov 1, 2019 - 1 Comment

How to invert screen on iPhone or iPad

Want to invert the screen of iPhone or iPad? You can invert the screen colors of iPhone or iPad easily through an Accessibility option. This can be very helpful to many users for various purposes, whether for reviewing things on the display in dim ambient lighting, due to some color blindness or other visual difficulties, or perhaps just a general preference. There are actually two ways to invert the screen colors, one is called ‘smart invert’ which will invert everything on the screen except for media and images, and the other is the ‘classic invert’ setting which will invert everything on the display of iPhone or iPad.

This article will show you how to invert the display of iPhone and iPad, and how to turn the display inversion setting off if it was enabled.

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How to Use a Mouse with iPad

Oct 31, 2019 - 23 Comments

How to use a Mouse with iPad

Want to use a mouse with iPad? Now you can, and it’s fairly easy to setup and use. Plus the iPad and mouse experience works really great with an iPad, particularly if you have the iPad setup as a desk workstation.

This article will show you how to setup and use a wireless Bluetooth mouse with iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air, or iPad mini.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 23 Comments

How to Stop Accidentally Deleting Emails in iOS 13 Mail on iPhone

Oct 30, 2019 - 8 Comments

How to stop accidentally deleting email on iPhone with iOS 13

Some iPhone users are finding they are accidentally deleting emails in Mail app of iOS 13, instead of replying to them as desired.

This is because the Trash icon to delete emails is located directly next to the reply icon, a change to the Mail app interface that was introduced to iPhone with iOS 13. Depending on the email account type, that delete email button may be an archive email button instead, but the location is the same and some users are accidentally archiving emails rather than replying to them as well.

We’ll show you a tip that can help prevent accidentally deleting emails in iOS 13 Mail on iPhone.

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MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 Update Download Available Now

Oct 29, 2019 - 13 Comments

MacOS Catalina 10.15.1

Apple has released MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 update for all Mac users who are running MacOS Catalina. 10.15.1 is the first major point release software update to MacOS Catalina after Apple had previously issued a smaller set of Supplemental Updates to the operating system.

MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 arrives as build 19B88 and includes bug fixes and improvements, along with new Emoji icons and gender neutral emoji, support for AirPods Pro, returned support for titles and filtering in Photos app, improvements to Siri privacy, and other changes and enhancements. The full release notes are shown below, it’s unclear if some other reported bugs and issues with Catalina are addressed with the 10.15.1 update.

Separately, for Mac users running prior MacOS versions, Apple has released a new Security Update for MacOS Mojave 10.14.6 and macOS High Sierra, along with Safari 13.0.3 for those system software versions too.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 13 Comments

iOS 13.2 & iPadOS 13.2 Update Download Available Now [IPSW Links]

Oct 28, 2019 - 4 Comments

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2

Apple has released the final versions of iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 to all iPhone and iPad users with devices capable of running iOS 13 / iPadOS 13.

Separately, Apple has also released a security update versioned as iOS 12.4.3 for some older iPhone and iPad models including iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation. tvOS 13.2 is also available for Apple TV.

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2 includes bug fixes and improvements, 398 new Emoji icons including gender neutral emoji options, some new AirPods features, new Siri privacy settings, and other minor changes.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 4 Comments

PSA: iPhone 5 Must Update to iOS 10.3.4 ASAP to Avoid Internet Problems

Oct 28, 2019 - 20 Comments

iPhone 5

Update: You can read how to fix iPhone 5 not working recently with internet, data, cellular calls, etc, here.

If you use iPhone 5 you will want to update the device to iOS 10.3.4 as soon as possible. Failure to do so means iPhone 5 will have problems with internet connectivity and functionality, significantly degrading the devices utility. This is apparently due to an issue with GPS having a correct time.

According to Apple, any iPhone 5 that is not updated to at least iOS 10.3.4 by November 3, 2019 will no longer be able to access key components of device features that rely on the internet and accurate date & time, including web browsing, email, GPS, iCloud, iCloud backups and restore, Software Update, and the App Store. In other words, most internet and internet functionality will not work on iPhone 5 without the software update.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, News, Troubleshooting - 20 Comments

How to Apply for Apple Card

Oct 27, 2019 - 13 Comments

Apple Card on iPhone

Apple Card is a credit card offered by Apple and Goldman Sachs that offers daily cash back, in-app data about your purchases and spending habits, and other benefits, and you can use it directly from iPhone in the Wallet app. You’ll get a physical Apple Card too, which is crafted out of a fancy metal material, making the physical card somewhat similar in appearance to other notoriously high end credit cards like the AmEx Centurion or JP Morgan Reserve card. But unlike those other high-end credit cards, the Apple Card is much more broadly accessible and without the same requirements to obtain.

If you like to use credit cards for cash back and the convenience they offer, and you have an iPhone, applying for Apple Card may be something you’re interested in.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 13 Comments

How to Unsend a Message on Instagram

Oct 26, 2019 - Leave a Comment

How to unsend a Message on Instagram

Ever sent a message over Instagram DM and wished you hadn’t? You’re in luck, because you can unsend Instagram messages! Unsending an Instagram message will literally unsend it and delete it from all sides of the conversation, so if you send something and regret it you can undo that decision.

Read on to learn how to unsend messages in Instagram on iPhone and Android.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Add Filters to Video on iPhone & iPad with iOS 13

Oct 25, 2019 - 1 Comment

Adding a filter to videos using Photos on iPhone and iPad

You can easily add filters to your videos captured on iPhone or iPad, a new ability that has been introduced in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS.

We’ve been able to apply filters to photos via the Photos app for years, but being able to do the same to video via the Photos app is something new. And it looks and works exactly how you would expect it to.

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By Oliver Haslam - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

How to Fix “application is damaged, can’t be used to install macOS” Errors

Oct 24, 2019 - 40 Comments

Fix copy of Install MacOS damaged and cant be used to install macOS

If you have attempted to use a MacOS installer application recently, you may discover an error message stating something like “This copy of the Install macOS Mojave.app application is damaged, and can’t be used to install macOS.” This prevents the installer of macOS from working and running, and essentially makes the installer applications useless.

The cause of this error is an expired certificate, and because the certificate is expired the “Install macOS” app for Mojave, Sierra, and High Sierra will not run. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple solution to the “damaged” installer problem.

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MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 Beta 3 Released for Testing

Oct 24, 2019 - 1 Comment

MacOS Catalina beta

Apple has released the third beta version of MacOS Catalina 10.15.1 to Mac users who are participating in the beta system software beta testing programs.

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By Paul Horowitz - News - 1 Comment

Beta 4 of iOS 13.2 & iPadOS 13.2 Released for Testing

Oct 23, 2019 - Leave a Comment

New betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Apple has released iOS 13.2 beta 4 along with beta 4 of iPadOS 13.2 for users enrolled in the beta testing programs for iPhone and iPad.

Typically a developer beta version rolls out first, soon followed by the same build to public beta testers.

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How to Save Photos & Videos from Messages in iOS 13 & iPadOS 13

Oct 22, 2019 - 8 Comments

How to Save Photos & Videos from Messages on iPhone and iPad with iOS 13

Wondering how to save photos, pictures, and videos from Messages in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13? If you’re perplexed you may not be alone, as some users have discovered the changes to the photo and video saving mechanism in Messages app to be more confusing than before, leading some people to think the ability to save photos and movies from messages is no longer an option. Rest assured you can still easily save pictures and videos from Messages in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, but it’s a bit different and the ‘save’ option may not be immediately visible to you depending on your device.

This article will show you how to save photos and videos in the Messages app on iPhone and iPad running iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and later.

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How to Use Dark Mode on iPad with iPadOS 13

Oct 21, 2019 - 3 Comments

How to Use Dark Mode on iPad

The optional Dark Mode appearance theme is a popular choice for many iPad users who want a darker look when using their device. Dark Mode transforms the bright white visual appearance of iPadOS into darker shades of black and grays. This may be preferential to some users, whether to reduce the brightness of the interface, or perhaps just because they prefer the look of the Dark Mode interface theme.

This tutorial will show you how to use and turn on Dark Mode on any iPad, including iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad, or iPad Air.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 3 Comments

Revised MacOS Catalina‌‌ Supplemental Update Released

Oct 21, 2019 - 13 Comments

MacOS Catalina

Apple has released a new revised version of the MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update that was initially released last week.

It’s unclear why a revised version of the supplemental update was made available, or if any new features or changes are included. Release notes accompanying the download remain the same, however.

The newly updated MacOS Catalina Supplemental Update brings macOS 10.15 to build 19A603 (whereas the prior weeks supplemental build was 19A602).

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 13 Comments

How to Turn Off iPad Pro

Oct 20, 2019 - 8 Comments

How to turn off iPad Pro

Want to turn off iPad Pro and completely power it down? Maybe you’re going to travel with iPad Pro and want to keep it powered off to preserve battery, or maybe you want to turn it off because you aren’t going to use it for a while. Whatever the case, you can easily turn off an iPad Pro.

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How to Disable Spotify Playing Videos to Music on iPhone, iPad, Android

Oct 19, 2019 - Leave a Comment


Wondering how to stop Spotify from playing music videos automatically? You’re probably not alone. Fortunately it’s easy to turn the visual loop and music video feature off with Spotify on iPhone, iPad, and Android.

The latest versions of Spotify on iPhone, iPad, and Android default to automatically playing short clips of music videos with many songs. Those music video clips play in a constant loop while the song is playing too. But if you don’t want Spotify to automatically play music videos of many songs, you can turn this feature off. Here’s how to do it.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

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