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 Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch

Jul 20, 2014 - 13 Comments
Quit apps in iOS 7 with a swipe up gesture

If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running … Read More

Quickly Turn Off the iPhone Alarm Clock with a Swipe

Jul 19, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Turn off the iPhone alarm by swiping

The iPhone Clock app has replaced many bedside alarm clocks out there, fitting since many of us sleep with an iPhone on a bed stand anyway. While most users know that you can snooze / sleep the iPhone alarm by just tapping on the screen or pressing one of physical buttons on the phone (volume … Read More

Prevent Volume Buttons from Changing the Ringer & Alert Levels on iPhone

Jul 18, 2014 - 1 Comment
iPhone volume buttons

If you’ve ever let a child play with your iPhone, you know that every physical button probably gets pressed a few million times, often repeatedly. There’s obviously little harm in that by itself, but a fairly common scenario is that a parent hands their iPhone to their kid to play a game or watch a … Read More

How to Bulk Remove Many Photos on iPhone Quickly with a Date Trick

Jul 17, 2014 - 3 Comments
iOS photos

If you need to remove a bunch of pictures from your iPhone, the iOS Photos app now includes a handy group selection tool that allows for bulk modification of many images without having to resort to tapping and marking a ton of pics or any of the other deletion tricks. Instead, mass deleting many multiples … Read More

Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message

Jul 16, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Starting an iOS Device backup to iTunes

If you regularly make backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with iTunes, you may rarely run into an error when iTunes reports it’s unable to backup the iOS device. This is usually accompanied by a very vague error message like “iTunes could not back up the iPhone “(name)” because the … Read More

Disable Call Waiting on the iPhone for Beep-Free Phone Calls

Jul 15, 2014 - 5 Comments
Turn Off Call Waiting on iPhone

Call Waiting is the feature that allows you to hear another incoming call when you’re already on active phone call, often referred to as a ‘beep’. On the iPhone, you can then look at your screen and the incoming callers number or contact details will be shown. Call Waiting is obviously very useful for many … Read More

Protect Hearing By Setting Volume Limits on Music Played in iOS

Jul 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Volume Limit in iOS

Have you ever had someone pass you their headphones to hear a song, and had your ears blasted by an outrageously loud volume level? Well, by default, anyone can crank the volume up on music played from an iOS device to 100%. That may sound like no big deal, but there are situations where listening … Read More

See & Listen to iTunes Radio History in the iOS Music App

Jul 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
Check iTunes Radio Listening History

If you listen to iTunes Radio throughout the day on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, sooner or later one of those songs you heard is going to get stuck in your head. When that happens, or when you’re just simply curious about the music you’ve been listening to and want to hear a particular … Read More

Get Stock Market Details from Siri on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Jul 8, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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You may already know that you can add stock ticker symbols to the Notification Center on the iPhone, but if you don’t feel like tapping around, another option is to retrieve information on markets and equities through Siri. That also means you can get detailed stock market data on prices, highs and lows, dividends, and … Read More

iOS 8 Beta 3 Download Released for Developers by Apple

Jul 7, 2014 - 1 Comment
iOS 8 beta 3 OTA update

Apple has released the third beta release of iOS 8 to those registered with the iOS Developer Program. All eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices can install the beta 3 update immediately, which is versioned as build number 12a4318c. The update is said to include numerous bug fixes and improvements, and marks another milestone … Read More

Type Line Breaks & Enter a New Line in Messages for iOS

Jul 5, 2014 - 7 Comments
Type a line break in Messages app for iOS

Most iPhone users spend a lot of time typing in Messages, the text messaging app native to iOS that sends iMessages between yourself and others. While the basic functionality is pretty straightforward, what’s perhaps a little less obvious is how to enter onto a new line when typing an iMessage without actually sending the message, … Read More

Force iOS to Recalculate Device Usage Statistics with a Reboot

Jul 3, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Settings

The device Usage statistics shown in iOS Settings > General > Usage offer a quick look at how much capacity is available, actively being used by apps, and their respective data and caches. Similarly, usage data is also available to track app cellular data usage. Sometimes these usage statistics will appear blank though, showing a … Read More

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