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iOS is the mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and other mobile hardware from Apple. Though it may look differently and run on different hardware, iOS is based upon a highly modified variation of Mac OS, the desktop operating system software that runs on Macs.

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How to Convert Firmware Zip to IPSW Easily

May 29, 2017 - 1 Comment
Convert a ZIP to IPSW firmware

iOS firmware files should always arrive in IPSW file format so that they can be identified and used properly. Sometimes, users may download an IPSW firmware file for iPhone or iPad and it arrives as .zip file instead of .ipsw as expected, this usually happens on Windows computers but it can happen on a Mac … Read More

How to Update AirPods Firmware

May 26, 2017 - 9 Comments
How to check and update AirPods firmware

AirPods are the wireless earbud headphones from Apple which are enjoyed by many iPhone users. Much like iOS devices have firmware updates, so do AirPods, and you may be wondering how you can update AirPods firmware, and how to check and see if your AirPods are up to date. Managing firmware updates on AirPods is … Read More

How to Reveal Hidden Message Previews with Touch ID on iPhone Lock Screen

May 23, 2017 - 4 Comments
The locked screen shows a hidden message preview on iOS

The iPhone defaults to showing message previews on the lock screen of iOS, revealing the sender name and message content text. Because of potential privacy ramifications, many users turn off message previews on the lock screen which hides the message content, but then to read the full message users have to go to the Message … Read More

How to Fill Out a PDF Form on iPhone and iPad with Markup

May 17, 2017 - 7 Comments
Finish editing the PDF file and save it on iPhone

If you have a PDF form you need to fill out, you’ll be pleased to discover that iPhone and iPad can fill in PDF documents rather easily thanks to the built-in Markup feature of iOS. There’s no need to print out any documents, you can handle editing the PDF entirely from iOS. Given how PDF … Read More

iOS 10.3.2 Update Out for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

May 15, 2017 - 3 Comments
iOS 10.3.2 update

Apple has released the final version of iOS 10.3.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The small software update is said to include bug fixes and security enhancements for iOS devices and thus Apple recommends installing the update. Separately, Apple has also released macOS 10.12.5 for Mac, watchOS 3.2.2 for Apple Watch, and tvOS 10.2.1 … Read More

How to Mark Addresses Outside Domains in Mail for iPhone & iPad

May 8, 2017 - 2 Comments
Use marked address email domains in iOS Mail app

Have you ever sent an email to or from an address at the wrong domain? Maybe you accidentally sent a personal email from your work account? The Mail app on iPhone and iPad includes a feature which can help you avoid that situation by marking any address outside of a specified domain as you compose … Read More

How to Use YouTube Parental Controls with Restricted Mode

May 3, 2017 - 3 Comments
Strict filtering for YouTube on iPhone and iPad

YouTube has countless hours of entertainment, videos, and TV shows to keep you and your kids entertained, but there is some content on YouTube you might not want your kids or even yourself to see. YouTube offers what is basically a parental control feature called Restricted Mode, which effectively avoids most inappropriate and offensive video … Read More

How to Change Podcast Playback Speed on iPhone

Apr 27, 2017 - 3 Comments

The Podcasts app on iPhone allows users to adjust playback speed, making the podcast play faster or slower. If you’re wondering why it’d be helpful to adjust the speed of podcasts, there are several reasons; increased comprehension or understanding, speeding through uninteresting parts of a podcast, or perhaps my favorite use which is to listen … Read More

How to Change the “From” Email Address on iPhone and iPad

Apr 26, 2017 - 12 Comments
Change the Sent From Email Address in iOS

For iPhone and iPad users with multiple email accounts in iOS Mail, you may want to change the “From” address when sending a specific email. This does exactly what it sounds like; it changes the email address you are sending an email from, but rather than changing the setting universally to set a new default, … Read More

A Simple Trick to Silently Plug-In iPhone to Charge Without Buzzing or Chiming Sound

Apr 24, 2017 - 19 Comments
Silently charge iPhone or iPad

Every time you plug an iPhone or iPad in to charge, it sounds a fairly loud chiming sound effect (unless it’s not charging anyway). One strategy to make the iPhone or iPad hush when plugged in is to place the device into silent mode by muting it with the physical mute switch, but that will … Read More

How to Add a New Email Account to iPhone or iPad

Apr 19, 2017 - 2 Comments
Mail icon in iOS

Most iPhone and iPad users already have one email account setup on their iOS device, but you can easily add a new email address to the iPhone or iPad, or even multiple new email addresses to the same device, all to be managed in the same Mail app of iOS. This is nice for those … Read More

How to Save as PDF from iPhone or iPad with a Gesture in iOS 10

Apr 17, 2017 - 12 Comments
Save as PDF from iPhone or iPad with a spread pinch gesture

It may not be well known, but iOS has several ways to save things as PDF and print webpages and other documents as PDF files. While one of the most popular methods involves using 3D Touch, another PDF generation approach is available to devices without that capability, and instead relies on a gesture trick to … Read More

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