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 Change the Default Safari Search Engine in iOS

Dec 4, 2014 - 1 Comment
Where to change how Safari searches the web and with what Search Engine, including Google, Yahoo, Bing, and DuckDuckGo

When you tap on the URL bar in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and enter a phrase or term to search for, that search gets carried over to a search engine to find results, and on you go (unless you’re opting for on-page search). Many users don’t realize this, but you can actually customize … Read More

How to Stop Apps Sending Alerts & Notifications to an iPhone or iPad

Dec 1, 2014 - 11 Comments
Disable Notifications for an app like the App Store

If you’re the type of iPhone or iPad user who prefers to strictly control what alerts and notifications get pushed to their iOS device, you may be bothered by an unsolicited notification coming to your lock screen or the Notifications panel of iOS. Many apps will try to send you notifications by default, and even … Read More

Take a 3D Tour of Major Cities with Flyover in iOS

Nov 30, 2014 - 8 Comments
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Apple Maps in iOS includes a fun feature that allows you to take a 3D tour of major cities around the world, complete with rendered landmarks, buildings, and terrain. Called 3D Flyover, you can also choose to navigate around in the three dimensional view, to zoom, rotate, and tilt the viewing angle as desired.

How to Delete a Third Party Keyboard in iOS

Nov 27, 2014 - 1 Comment
Delete a keyboard from iPhone Settings

Many of us explored the array of new keyboard options available now that iOS supports third party keyboards, but if you’re anything like me you probably settled on one that worked for your typing needs (if not the iOS default and QuickType) and now your iPhone or iPad has multiple unused keyboards laying about. While … Read More

How to View a Full Desktop Website in Safari for iPhone

Nov 25, 2014 - 12 Comments
Mobile vs Desktop sites shown in Safari for iPhone

Most iPhone users like to read and use websites specifically designed for mobile usage, which tend to simplify the user experience and focus attention a bit more. Since many websites detect you’re using an iPhone and automatically serve a mobile site (ours included) over the standard desktop site, there isn’t much involvement required from the … Read More

How to Use Instant Wi-Fi Hotspot in OS X Yosemite with an iPhone

Nov 24, 2014 - 7 Comments
Instant Hotspot

The iPhone has long had the excellent Personal Wi-Fi Hotspot feature, which effectively turns an iPhone or cellular iPad into a wireless router that Macs and other devices can connect to. That iPhone Hotspot feature gets even better for Mac users running OS X Yosemite, because you can now enable the iPhones personal Hotspot feature … Read More

Delete Specific Pages from Safari History in iOS

Nov 21, 2014 - 2 Comments
Access browsing history in Safari for iOS

Safari in iOS has always had the ability to clear all browser history on the iPhone and iPad, but up until the latest versions of iOS, it was either delete all history or nothing. That has changed however, and if you would rather selectively delete individual pages from history instead of clearing out all browser … Read More

How to Format Text & Insert Pictures Into Notes in iOS

Nov 20, 2014 - 10 Comments
Insert an image into Notes in iOS

The Notes app in modern versions of iOS includes support for text formatting and media insertion. This is a welcome change for many reasons, as it not only improves the functionality of Notes app to serve as a scratchpad, but it also makes the Notes app and it’s iCloud syncing abilities between iOS devices and … Read More

How to Disable Reachability on iPhone If You Accidentally Open It

Nov 18, 2014 - 3 Comments
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The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus gained a feature called Reachability which, when activated, brings all onscreen icons and elements closer to the bottom of the display and Home button, thus making it easier for your thumb or finger to reach the desired touch points. While Reachability is proving to be a popular tool … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 1 & Apple Watch Developer Kit Released

Nov 18, 2014 - 3 Comments
IOS 8.2 beta 1 and WatchKit

Apple has released iOS 8.2 beta 1 and an Apple Watch developer toolkit to those registered with the iOS developer program. The first iOS 8.2 beta build is 12D436 and arrives alongside a new beta version of Xcode 6.2, which includes the WatchKit developer package.

Instantly Share Your Current Location from Messages on iPhone

Nov 15, 2014 - 12 Comments
Send Map of current Location

If you’ve ever tried to give directions to someone when you aren’t that good at it, or maybe aren’t entirely sure where you are let alone how to get there, you know how frustrating of an experience that can be. Fortunately you can avoid that situation entirely now though thanks to a great location sharing … Read More

Get Notifications for Specific Email Threads in iOS Mail App

Nov 13, 2014 - 4 Comments
Enable email notifications for a specific conversation in iOS Mail app

The iOS Mail app has long included a variety of ways to be notified of new emails, whether it’s the standard notification for all new messages, or having a unique alert set to specific VIP contacts. Perhaps even better is a feature added to recent versions of iOS that allow for individual email thread alerts, … Read More

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