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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 Set & Use the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

Mar 28, 2018 - 1 Comment
Use the Accessibility Shortcut on iPhone and iPad

The Accessibility Shortcut in iOS allows users to quickly enable and use various accessibility features on an iPhone or iPad, giving near instant access from just about anywhere to features like AssistiveTouch, Invert Colors, Color Filters, the Magnifier, Reduce White Point, Smart Invert, VoiceOver, and Zoom. For example, a great usage for the Accessibility Shortcut … Read More

How to Adjust Click Speed of Side Button on iPhone X

Mar 24, 2018 - 3 Comments
How to adjust Side button click speed on iPhone X

The iPhone X side button performs an impressive array of functions, working as a power button, a screen lock button, a summon Siri button, summoning Apple Pay, accessibility shortcuts, part of the snapping screen shot sequence, part of a steps to force restart, and more. That’s a lot of work for a single iPhone button! … Read More

How to Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

Mar 23, 2018 - 1 Comment
Enable Voice Navigation in Maps on iPhone

By default, the Maps app for iPhone will use voice navigation when giving directions. Voice navigation and talking directions is also the standard setting for Google Maps on iPhone too. But sometimes users can accidentally toggle the voice navigation settings off when they didn’t intend to, or forget to turn the voice navigation settings back … Read More

How to Search Email on iPhone and iPad Mail

Mar 20, 2018 - 8 Comments
How to Search Mail on iPhone and iPad

Did you know the Mail app for iOS has a Search feature? Indeed the iPhone and iPad Mail apps have a search capability, but it’s not visible by default and instead the functionality is hidden behind a gesture, and thus many users don’t even know a find feature exists for emails on their iOS devices. … Read More

How to Fix “Verification Required” for Apps Downloads on iPhone and iPad

Mar 18, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to Fix Verification Required message on iPhone or iPad

You may discover a “Verification Required” error message when attempting to install or update free apps from the iOS App Store on an iPhone or iPad, thereby preventing the user from downloading apps or updating any apps. The complete message is either “Verification Required – Before you can make purchases, you must tap Continue to … Read More

How to Share Wi-Fi Passwords from iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2018 - 5 Comments
How to share wi-fi passwords in iOS

The latest versions of iOS offer a very nice feature that lets you easily share wi-fi passwords from an iPhone or iPad so that other people can quickly join a wireless network that you’re already connected to. While there is still no way to see the wi-fi router password in iOS, the ability to share … Read More

How to Use Stopwatch on iPhone

Mar 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
The iPhone Stopwatch

The iPhone has a handy Stopwatch feature, with two different visual modes and the capability of notating laps. The all-purpose stopwatch is fantastic for anything where you want to time something, whether it’s tracking an athletic endeavor, performance, or simply some other event or occurrence where a stopwatch measurement is appropriate.

How to Set Your Personal Info with Siri on iPhone and iPad

Mar 8, 2018 - Leave a Comment
Set My Information with Siri in iOS

In order for a variety of Siri features to work, Siri must know who you are, and the more Siri knows about you the better some of those features work when activated from an iPhone or iPad. For example, if Siri knows your home address then you can ask Siri to “give me directions home” … Read More

How to Enable or Disable “Avoid Highways” in Maps for iPhone

Mar 5, 2018 - 2 Comments
How to avoid highways in Maps for iOS

The iOS Maps app has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, including a settings toggle that allows you to get directions to and from destinations while avoiding highways and freeways. This is particularly helpful for iPhone users that rely on the Maps app for directions and getting around, but it works on iPad as … Read More

How to Tag Files on iPhone and iPad

Feb 28, 2018 - 3 Comments
Open the Files app

Using file tags can help to arrange, organize, and prioritize documents, files, and data. Now that iOS has a dedicated Files app for the iPhone and iPad, you might find it helpful to know that you can tag any items, files, documents, images, or anything else stored within the Files app of iOS, much like … Read More

How to Convert Animoji to GIF on iPhone with Workflow

Feb 23, 2018 - 7 Comments
Animated animoji as GIF of poop animoji

If you’ve been using and creating Animoji on iPhone and sharing them with other people, you may have noticed that Animoji are saved and shared as video files in the .mov file format. But Animated GIF files are exceptionally popular, as they loop endlessly on any device or operating system they are received on, and … Read More

How to Customize Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Feb 22, 2018 - 3 Comments

iPhone and iPad users can now customize Control Center to better suit their needs. For example, if you frequently use Voice Memos, Notes app, Stopwatch, Magnifier, or the Alarm feature, you can add those to Control Center for ultra-fast access from anywhere in iOS. Or if you never use the Flashlight feature or Camera via … Read More

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