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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 Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad to Have iOS Read Anything to You

Jun 27, 2017 - 4 Comments
Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the iPhone or iPad can read aloud anything that is on screen? The Speak Screen feature of iOS is helpful for many reasons, but in order to use it you must first enable the ability within the device settings, and then learn how to use the speak function.

How to Send Invisible Ink Messages from iPhone and iPad

Jun 26, 2017 - 2 Comments
Messages

iOS Messages includes the Invisible Ink feature which allows people to send obfuscated messages to and from iPhone and iPad. The invisible messages arrive visibly obscured, and the content of the invisible message can only be revealed by swiping a finger on the blurred message(s) to temporarily reveal the message text, image, or video. And … Read More

How to Search Safari Browser History on iPhone & iPad

Jun 21, 2017 - 1 Comment
Search Safari history in iOS

Did you know you can search through web browsing history in Safari on an iPhone or iPad? With the excellent Safari History search feature you can easily retrieve and find previously visited sites, webpages, and videos, whether from earlier in the day or even well over a year ago – assuming the searchable Safari history … Read More

How to See How Much Time is Spent in Apps on iPhone & iPad

Jun 15, 2017 - 8 Comments
See how much time iOS apps are used for

Have you ever wondered just how much time you spend in a particular app on your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re curious how long you spend in Messages, or you’re concerned you’re wasting time all day in an app like Facebook or Minecraft, you can use a neat little iOS trick to see exactly how … Read More

Grab the iOS 11 Default Wallpaper

Jun 10, 2017 - 2 Comments
Get the gorgeous iOS 11 default wallpaper beach scene

Every new Apple operating system release brings with it a lovely new wallpaper, and iOS 11 is no exception. The new default wallpaper in iOS 11 (beta anyway) arrives as a beautiful overhead beach scene with a crashing wave hitting the sand. As expected, the new default iOS 11 wallpaper looks fantastic on the iPhone … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 11 Beta to iOS 10

Jun 7, 2017 - 10 Comments
How to Downgrade iOS 11 beta back to iOS 10

Did you install iOS 11 beta onto your iPhone or iPad, but now want to downgrade to iOS 10 and revert to a more stable system software version? You’re likely not alone. Fortunately just like it’s easy to install iOS 11 beta right now (even without a developer account), it’s also easy to downgrade iOS … Read More

Anyone Can Install iOS 11 Beta Without a Developer Account, But Don’t

Jun 6, 2017 - 20 Comments
iOS 11

Every time a new fancy iOS beta surfaces, many users rush to find a way to install it and try out the latest and greatest, fanciest new features, and experience the nuisances of running beta system software. iOS 11 is no different, freshly released and carrying with it a lot of excitement. It turns out … Read More

How to Convert Firmware Zip to IPSW Easily

May 29, 2017 - 2 Comments
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 - 11 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 - 5 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 - 8 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 - 5 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

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