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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 Remove a Bluetooth Accessory from iPhone or iPad

Mar 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to remove Bluetooth devices from iPhone or iPad

If you regularly use Bluetooth devices and accessories with an iPhone or iPad, you might occasionally run into situations where you want to remove a Bluetooth accessory from an iOS device. By removing a Bluetooth Device from an iPad or iPhone, the bluetooth accessory is essentially forgotten and will no longer automatically connect to iOS, … Read More

How to Reset AirPods

Mar 7, 2019 - 2 Comments
AirPods

Resetting AirPods returns AirPods to factory default settings, this procedure can be helpful for troubleshooting various problems with AirPods, but it can also be necessary if you plan on giving used AirPods to someone else, or even to sync and connect the AirPods to another compatible device. Essentially this will be resetting AirPods to factory … Read More

How to Access AirPlay Audio in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Mar 6, 2019 - 9 Comments
AirPlay audio devices shown in iOS Control Center

Wondering how to access AirPlay audio controls in iOS 12 and iOS 11 on an iPhone or iPad? You might not be alone, as accessing the AirPlay controls for audio streaming is tucked away behind another panel in the iOS Control Center, making it very easy to overlook. If you’re looking for the AirPlay audio … Read More

14 Keyboard Shortcuts for Files App on iPad

Mar 5, 2019 - 6 Comments
Files app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

A fair number of iPad users type on their tablet with an external keyboard, and one of the major benefits to that approach is that you gain access to keyboard shortcuts in most apps for iPad. The Files app for iOS is no different, and with a Smart Keyboard or external Bluetooth keyboard connected to … Read More

How to Make & Receive Phone Calls with iPad

Feb 28, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to make a phone call from iPad

Have you ever wished you could make a phone call with an iPad? If you have both an iPad and an iPhone, you can actually make phone calls from the iPad, with the call being relayed automatically through the iPhone. You can also use the iPad to receive calls too. This is a great feature … Read More

How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac to Scan Documents or Take a Photo with iPhone or iPad

Feb 27, 2019 - 10 Comments
Use Continuity Camera on Mac to snap photo with iPhone or iPad

Continuity Camera is a great feature available in the latest versions of MacOS that allow a Mac to instantly use an iPhone or iPad for scanning documents or taking photos using that iOS devices camera. This allows you to use the high resolution camera of an iPhone or iPad directly from the Mac as a … Read More

How to Disable Smart HDR on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Feb 26, 2019 - 1 Comment
Smart HDR example photo from Apple taken with iPhone XS

The newest iPhone models include a camera feature called Smart HDR which aims to extend the High Dynamic Range feature to bring out even more details in the shadows and highlights of a photo. This is done automatically by iOS by blending together multiple exposures of the picture taken by iPhone camera, which is then … Read More

How to Add a Border to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Feb 21, 2019 - 8 Comments
How to add a border to a photo on iPhone or iPad

Want to add a simple border to a picture with an iPhone or iPad? We’ll show you a simple trick that allows you to place a colored border around a photo in iOS, without needing any additional downloads or apps. To accomplish this, we’ll be using two photo editing features native to iOS, thereby allowing … Read More

How to Run a Simple Web Server on iPad or iPhone

Feb 20, 2019 - 6 Comments
Simple web server running on iPad or iPhone

Want to run a simple web server off of an iPad or iPhone? If you have iSH linux shell running in iOS then you can easily start and run a simple web server directly from an iPhone or iPad. By running iSH and starting a web server with python 3 you can then serve either … Read More

How to Find What iOS Version is on iPhone or iPad

Feb 18, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to Check what iOS version running on iPhone or iPad

iOS is the operating system that runs on every iPhone or iPad, but while many users may know the model of their iPhone or iPad, perhaps fewer people may know what version of iOS they are running. Knowing what version of iOS is installed and running on an iPhone or iPad can be important for … Read More

How to Disable “Shake to Send Feedback” in Google Maps for iPhone and iPad

Feb 17, 2019 - 4 Comments
Disable Shake to Send Feedback in Google Maps for iPhone or iPad

Have you ever been using Google Maps on iPhone or iPad and noticed a little pop-up alert message stating “Shake to send feedback – You shook your device! Your feedback suggestions help us improve Google Maps.” with options to report data problems, send feedback, or to dismiss the alert. Sometimes Google Maps users on iPhone … Read More

How to Update iOS Automatically on iPhone or iPad

Feb 15, 2019 - 14 Comments
How to enable Automatic Software Updates in iOS

If you want to stay on top of the latest iOS system software updates but don’t like bothering with manually installing the software updates, or you routinely fall behind, you might want to consider automating the installation process of iOS software updates. Thanks to a new feature in iOS, you can set an iPhone or … Read More

How to Make Text Size Much Larger on iPad

Feb 14, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to make text size larger on iPad

Some iPad and iPhone users may prefer to have larger text sizes and font sizes visible when using the device. Having bigger text size can make reading things on an iPad screen easier for many people, particularly if you find the default font sizes on iPad to be too small, or difficult on the eyes. … Read More

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Pro (2018)

Feb 10, 2019 - 2 Comments
How to enter and exit Recovery Mode on iPad Pro

Rarely you may need to enter into Recovery Mode on an iPad Pro in order to restore iOS or update iOS software. The latest iPad Pro models without a Home button make the typical process of getting into Recovery Mode impossible however, so if you have a new iPad Pro 11 inch or 12.9 inch … Read More

iOS 12.1.4 Update Available for iPhone & iPad, Download Now to Get Group FaceTime Back

Feb 7, 2019 - 12 Comments
iOS 12.1.4 update

Apple has released iOS 12.1.4 for iPhone and iPad, the new update resolves the serious Group FaceTime security flaw that existed in prior iOS 12.1.x builds that allowed for unauthorized eavesdropping of a FaceTime call. The update is recommended for all iOS users, and is necessary for those wishing to use Group FaceTime. Separately, Apple … Read More

How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone XS Max

Feb 6, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to enter and exit DFU mode on iPhone XS, XR, XS Max

Placing an iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPhone XS Max into DFU mode may be necessary as a troubleshooting step in some situations in order to restore an iPhone. DFU mode is a low-level device restore state that allows for an iPhone to be restored directly from firmware, it requires a Mac or Windows PC … Read More

How to Schedule Sending Text Messages from iPhone

Feb 4, 2019 - 7 Comments
How to schedule sending messages from iPhone

The ability to schedule the sending of text messages and iMessages on iPhone has long been desired but up until recently it was not really possible. Fortunately now there are several options available to schedule text messages from iPhone so that the messages are sent at a particular time, and with the help of the … Read More

How to Set a Timer on iPhone or iPad

Feb 3, 2019 - 6 Comments
Set a timer with Siri in iOS

Both the iPhone and iPad have an easy to use timer mechanism that allows you to time events and tasks, playing an alarm sound when the timer completes. The timer functionality is convenient for many obvious reasons, whether you need a simple reminder for something in an allotted time, be it for cooking, exercise, childcare, … Read More

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