iOS 10 iMessage Effects Not Working? Here’s Why & How to Fix

Sep 15, 2016 - 134 Comments

iMessage screen effects

iMessage effects are pretty dramatic, so when they’re working they’re impossible to miss when they are exchanged between iOS 10 devices. If you’re finding that Messages effects are not working on the iPhone or iPad, there’s probably a really simple reason why, and an equally simple fix available.

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Second macOS Sierra GM Seed Available for Testers

Sep 15, 2016 - 14 Comments

MacOS Sierra on a Mac

Apple has released a new GM candidate seed of macOS Sierra to Mac users running the beta version of system software.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS X, News - 14 Comments

iOS 10: Where’s Slide to Unlock? How to Disable “Press Home to Unlock” in iOS 10

Sep 15, 2016 - 99 Comments

Press Home to Unlock iPhone with iOS 10

What happened to Slide-to-Unlock in iOS 10? If you’ve updated to iOS 10 on your iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed one of the most immediately noticeable changes; slide to unlock no longer works. Instead if you slide right on the lock screen of iOS 10 you end up in the widgets screen. Replacing that old familiar gesture is a new Press Home to Unlock maneuver.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 99 Comments

7 of the Best iOS 10 Features to Use Right Now

Sep 14, 2016 - 30 Comments

Best iOS 10 Features

Want to know what some of the best new features of iOS 10 are? While there are well over a hundred changes, features, and enhancements to iOS 10, many are subtle and some are major, some you’ll use and some you won’t. We’ll be covering tons of the great tricks and features for iOS 10 as time goes on, but for now let’s review seven of the handier features in iOS 10 that you can use right away on any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 30 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 10 to iOS 9.3.5

Sep 14, 2016 - 53 Comments

How to Downgrade iOS 10

Want to revert from iOS 10 and downgrade back to iOS 9? You can downgrade an iPhone or iPad and revert back to iOS 9.3.5 from iOS 10, but you’ll need to move fairly quickly. This tutorial will walk through the process of downgrading so that if you’re unsatisfied with iOS 10 for whatever reason, perhaps there’s some compatibility issue, or you think it is too slow and don’t want to wait for indexing to finish, then you can go back to the prior iOS 9 system software.

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iOS 10 Slow on iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Speed It Up

Sep 13, 2016 - 28 Comments

Speed up iOS 10 if it runs slow

Is your iPhone or iPad slow after updating to iOS 10? Why is iOS 10 running so slow? Maybe even the iPhone feels hot and animations are laggy, why? Some users may have these questions after they have updated their iPhone or iPad to iOS 10, as some feel that iOS 10 runs slower than iOS 9 did.

If you feel that iOS 10 has made your iPhone or iPad sluggish or laggy, read on and learn what is going on, and also some tips to follow to speed the device up a bit.

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iOS 10 Update Problem Fails, Requires iTunes to Fix Bricked iPhone & iPad

Sep 13, 2016 - 173 Comments

iOS 10 update bricked connect to iTunes

Some users are experiencing trouble installing the iOS 10 software update by way of the Over-the-Air Software Update mechanism. The problem is not subtle if encountered, the update halts and then displays a “Connect to iTunes” screen similar to recovery mode, preventing the update from going further. Essentially this means the iPhone or iPad will be bricked and unusable until it can be restored or successfully updated with iTunes and a computer.

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iOS 10 Released, Download Now [IPSW Links]

Sep 13, 2016 - 27 Comments

iOS 10 Update Download

Apple has released iOS 10, the latest software update for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new system software release includes many new features and enhancements to the iOS experience, including a dramatically overhauled Messages app complete with animations, stickers, and sketching, improvements to Maps, redesigned Notifications, a new lock screen experience, a redesigned Music app, new Photos app features, and much more.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, News - 27 Comments

watchOS 3 Update Released for Apple Watch

Sep 13, 2016 - 1 Comment

watchOS 3

Apple has released the final version of watchOS 3 for Apple Watch users. WatchOS 3 boosts performance significantly, and also includes various new features, new watch faces, new complications, and a rethought Glance screen which is now called a Dock.

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple Watch, News - 1 Comment

tvOS 10 Released for Apple TV

Sep 13, 2016 - Leave a Comment

tvOS 10 on Apple TV

Apple has released tvOS 10 for Apple TV. The major software update for Apple TV includes a variety of new features including a dark mode, much improved Siri search capabilities, a redesigned Music app, a new feature rich Photos app with Memories and instant slide shows,

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By Paul Horowitz - Apple TV, News - Leave a Comment

How to Stop iTunes from Updating iOS Software

Sep 12, 2016 - 6 Comments

Stop iTunes from updating iOS software

When you connect an iPhone or iPad to a computer with iTunes and an iOS software update is available, you will be notified with a pop-up that tells you a new version of iOS is available and asks if you want to update to the new version of iOS system software. Additionally, if you click on the “Check for Update” button in iTunes when an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is connected, the same iOS software update process begins and the software will download and attempt to install.

If you have chosen to accept an iOS software update in iTunes that you immediately realize you do not want to actually install, you can stop the iOS update process in iTunes by intervening quickly on a Mac or Windows PC.

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How to Delete Safari Reading List Offline Cache on iPhone, iPad

Sep 11, 2016 - 1 Comment

Safari icon in iOS

The Safari Reading List feature is nice and lets you save web pages in Safari for later reading, even if the iPhone or iPad goes offline. This is done by caching the web page into the Safari Reading List feature, which is then stored locally on the iOS device. If you use Safari Reading List often though you’ll likely find that Safari Reading List cache can take up quite a bit of local storage space on an iOS device, which can be felt on a device that is otherwise running out of available space. Thus, you may want to take the time to delete the cache from Safari Reading List on a iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

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