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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 Use Voicemail Transcripts on iPhone

Dec 1, 2016 - 13 Comments
How to use voicemail transcriptions on iPhone

The iPhone now has an excellent ability to transcribe voicemails, offering users a transcription of whatever voicemail has been left on the device. The voicemail transcriptions feature happens automatically, listening to your voicemails and transcribing them into text automatically for you to read. The voicemail transcripts feature is fantastic and makes for an fast and … Read More

Use Low Quality Image Mode to Send Messages from iPhone with Less Data

Nov 29, 2016 - 1 Comment
messages-iphone

If you send and receive a lot of picture messages from an iPhone or iPad but you don’t have the most generous data plan in the world, you might want to consider enabling an optional setting which reduces the image quality of pictures sent from iOS Messages. The end result of enabling Low Quality Image … Read More

Get iCloud Calendar Spam Invites? How to Stop Them

Nov 26, 2016 - 71 Comments
iCloud Calendar invite spam

Nobody likes spam, but if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, there’s a good chance you’ve found a new avenue of spam on your Apple device lately: iCloud Calendar spam invites! These spam Calendar invites get forced onto your iPhone or computer as notifications and Calendar invitations for spam junk products with labels like … Read More

How to Enable Highest Quality Music Streaming Over Cellular on iPhone

Nov 25, 2016 - 4 Comments
Enable high quality streaming over cellular

Audiophiles who want to listen to the highest quality audio streaming from Apple Music and iTunes Radio from the Music app when on the go can enable an optional high quality streaming option in iOS Music settings. While this improves the sound quality and bitrate of the songs you listen to over cellular connections, the … Read More

Quickly Open a New Browser Tab in Safari for iPhone

Nov 21, 2016 - 9 Comments
Open a new tab in Safari for iOS quickly

The latest versions of Safari for iPhone have an even faster way to open a new Safari tab, without having to enter into the broader tab view window. It’s a great trick, but it’s a little hidden and less than obvious, but nonetheless offers the quickest way possible to open a new browser tab in … Read More

Temporarily Disable Hey Siri on iPhone with a Simple Trick

Nov 15, 2016 - 3 Comments
The iPhone Plus S placed face down on a desk

The Hey Siri feature is undeniably useful, allowing you to engage with the iPhone from just about anywhere by voice commands, but sometimes you definitely don’t want Hey Siri to activate (let alone start talking out of the blue or answering questions at a White House press conference). A simple solution is available with the … Read More

Beta 3 of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, tvOS 10.1 Released

Nov 14, 2016 - 11 Comments
MacOS Beta and iOS Beta

Apple has released the third beta versions of MacOS Sierra 10.12.2, iOS 10.2, and tvOS 10.1.

How to Login to iCloud.com from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch with Full iCloud Access

Nov 14, 2016 - 5 Comments
Sign in to iCloud login page with full iCloud.com features from iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

The iCloud.com website allows users to access various iCloud features including the endlessly useful Find My iPhone from anywhere with a web browser, but if you have tried to visit iCloud.com from an iPhone or iPad, you’ll notice rather than the traditional sign-in to iCloud login page that is mobile friendly, you’ll be redirected to … Read More

Using the Screenshots Album on iPhone and iPad

Nov 6, 2016 - 4 Comments
See all screenshots in iOS with Screenshots album

If you take many screenshots on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple Watch, you’ll likely find the Screenshots photo album view to be useful in iOS. Essentially the Screenshots photo album serves as a presorted album of all pictures on an iOS device that are screenshots. This includes any screenshots that are taken natively … Read More

Send Messages & SMS from Web & Email with a URL Trick

Nov 4, 2016 - 14 Comments
Mac Messages icon

Mac and iOS users can start iMessage conversations and send text messages from the web, email, or anywhere else a link can be clicked, by using a custom URL to launch the Messages app. Using this you can start an iMessage chat to any other iMessage user or send them an SMS through the Messages … Read More

iOS 10.1.1 Update Released

Oct 31, 2016 - 35 Comments
iOS 10.1.1

iOS 10.1.1 has been released by Apple for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The small software update includes a bug fix for Health data not showing up for some users, but it’s possible the update includes other small changes as well.

Have Siri Read Articles To You on iPhone or iPad

Oct 31, 2016 - 8 Comments
Siri Speak Screen on iPhone and iPad

Siri has the ability to read anything on the screen of an iPhone or iPad to you. And yes, that means Siri will quite literally read aloud whatever is open and on the display of an iOS device, whether it’s a web page, an article, an email, a text message, anything on the screen will … Read More

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