iOS

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

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How to Show Week Numbers in Calendar for iPhone & iPad

Jun 25, 2015 - 6 Comments
Show week numbers in iOS Calendar

Many people and professions rely on week numbers to plan events and schedule their time, particularly on a longer term yearly basis. By default, the iOS Calendar app does not show week numbers, but a simple settings change can make it so week numbers appear in the Calendar app of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to Change the Language on iPhone & iPad

Jun 18, 2015 - 2 Comments
How to change the language used on iPhone

The iPhone language is set during the initial setup of the device, defaulting to wherever region it was sold. But if you would like to change the language used on iPhone, you can do so at any time without resetting the device back to factory defaults, instead you’ll just need to turn to the settings … Read More

How to Screen Shot the Apple Watch

Jun 18, 2015 - 8 Comments
Apple Watch face

The Apple Watch allows users to take a screen shot of what they see on the face of the device by using a similar mechanism to capture screen shots on an iPhone or iPad; you press two buttons at the same time. For the Apple Watch, the buttons to press to take a screenshot are … Read More

Add a New Person to a Group Message on iPhone

Jun 13, 2015 - 3 Comments
Add a contact to the group chat in Messages app of iOS

Group messaging is a great feature that makes conversations with multiple people much easier, but what if you want to add someone else to an existing group chat from iOS? No sweat, you can quickly add a new contact (or several) to a group message conversation from your iPhone or iPad with a few easy … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 9 Beta to iOS 8

Jun 12, 2015 - 22 Comments
iOS 9 compatible devices

iOS 9 may be exciting with new features and refinements, but running beta software on a primary iPhone or iPad is rarely recommended, as the experience is less than optimal at the moment. For those who installed iOS 9 beta only to discover it’s current state is a bit of a buggy battery drain, the … Read More

Anyone Can Install iOS 9 Beta Right Now, But You Shouldn’t

Jun 10, 2015 - 16 Comments
iOS 9 devices

Though Apple typically only allows iOS beta software to be installed on devices with a UDID registered with the developer program, iOS 9 beta can technically be installed on any compatible iPhone or iPad right now. But, despite all the excitement for new features and changes with iOS 9, you should wait before jumping in, … Read More

iOS 9 Compatibility & Supported Devices List

Jun 10, 2015 - 6 Comments
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Apple is aiming to further improve and refine the iPhone and iPad experience with the release of iOS 9, and with many new features and enhancements, it’s sure to be a worthwhile system update for most users. Anytime a new version of system software is released though, users inevitably wonder if their devices will be … Read More

Grab the Gorgeous iOS 9 Default Wallpaper

Jun 9, 2015 - 6 Comments
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Apple has a knack for picking beautiful wallpaper to accompany software releases, and iOS 9 is no exception with it’s wonderfully colorful wave image adorning the iPhone and iPad background. Rather than run the first beta version or wait until the fall public release, you can get the full resolution wallpaper right now.

iOS 8.4 Beta 4 Released for Testing

Jun 9, 2015 - 6 Comments
iOS 8 speed

Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 8.4 to users participating in the developer testing program, the same build is also available to those in the iOS Public Beta program, though it’s labeled as iOS 8.4 Public Beta 3. The latest build arrives as 12H4125a and includes the newly refreshed Music app, complete … Read More

iOS 9 Release Set for Fall with Many New Features & Improvements

Jun 8, 2015 - 2 Comments
iOS 9 improvements

Apple has announced iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The update aims to refine the iOS experience from the ground up, and is said to make the entire operating system smarter, and faster.

How to Place Text on Video with iMovie for iPhone

Jun 6, 2015 - 4 Comments
How to add overlay text on video with iMovie for iPhone

Many iOS users will want to know how they can place text, a phrase, or a word overlay atop of a video captured with their iPhone. This is a fairly common and basic video editing task that can be handled with the iMovie app on iPhone, though if you’ve never added text to a video … Read More

How to Name Group Conversations in Messages for iOS

Jun 4, 2015 - 9 Comments
Name a group chat in iOS Messages

If you regularly message in group conversations or mass texts with Messages app on the iPhone or iPad, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the group conversations are labeled by the contacts involved in the conversation, like “Bob, Jon, Bill”. While that’s certainly adequate and descriptive enough, a better approach can be to assign a specific custom name … Read More

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