iOS

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 Enable Siri for Third Party Apps in iOS 10

Jan 26, 2017 - 2 Comments
Enable Siri third party app support

Siri in iOS now supports third party apps, meaning Siri can interact with apps like PayPal, Skype, Uber, and others that have chosen to include support for the Siri virtual assistant. In practice this allows you to ask Siri to do something like “send $10 to Bob using PayPal” or “Get me an Uber to … Read More

iOS 10.2.1 Update Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 23, 2017 - 4 Comments
iOS 10.2.1 software update

Apple has released iOS 10.2.1 for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The update includes multiple bug fixes and security enhancements and is therefore recommended that users install the system software update.

Where Do AirDrop Files Go? Locating AirDrop Files on Mac and iOS

Jan 20, 2017 - 11 Comments
AirDrop

AirDrop is the excellent wireless file transfer feature available to Mac, iPhone, and iPad, and with it you can easily and quickly transfer pictures, movies, documents, and whatever else between any iOS or Mac OS device. Being on the receiving end of AirDrop, have you ever wondered where AirDrop files go on a Mac or … Read More

How to Share Calendars from iPhone, iPad

Jan 17, 2017 - Leave a Comment
Share Calendars in iOS

Sharing Calendars offers an easy way for family members, coworkers, or partners to see what’s on each others schedule. The shared calendars will even update automatically as events are added or changed, thanks to the calendar syncing through iCloud. We’ll show you how to easily share an entire calendar from iOS with any other iPhone, … Read More

How to Enable Read Receipts Per Contact in Messages for iOS

Jan 16, 2017 - 10 Comments
Send Read Receipts for individual contacts in iOS Messages

Read Receipts offer a way for a message sender to know you have viewed their message, and vice versa. This can be a nice messaging feature in iOS, but it has obvious privacy implications and can become problematic in other situations. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS offer more granular controls and allow you to … Read More

How to Save Photos from Messages on iPhone and iPad

Jan 10, 2017 - 2 Comments
Save Photos from Messages to iOS

Many iPhone users send and receive pictures in Messages app for iOS, but have you ever wanted to save a photo from Messages app to your iPhone or iPad? Maybe it’s a picture you received from someone else that you want to save locally, or perhaps it’s a photo you took with the camera directly … Read More

Set Up Medical ID for Emergency on Your iPhone

Jan 7, 2017 - 8 Comments
Check Medical ID on an iPhone

The Health app on iPhone is primarily used to track fitness and activity, and likely much more once the Apple Watch and other sensors connect to the device, but another handy and lesser known feature is called Medical ID. Medical ID can be filled out on your iPhone to show important information about the iPhones … Read More

How to Convert Text to Emoji in Messages on iPhone

Jan 6, 2017 - 11 Comments
Emojify Messages in iOS to replace words with Emoji icons

Emojifying words and messages is one of the many new fun features of Messages in iOS. With a simple trick, you can choose words to replace them with Emoji icons, converting a generic text message into a colorful message intermixed with Emojis. The Emoji text replacement tool works on iPhone and iPad as long as … Read More

How to Forward a Photo Message from iPhone to Someone Else

Jan 2, 2017 - 3 Comments
How to forward photos from Messages on iPhone

Have you ever received a picture message on your iPhone and you wanted to share that photo with someone else? There are a few different ways to forward photo messages from an iPhone, we’ll show you the easiest and quickest method to pass along a picture message from your iPhone Messages app to send along … Read More

How to Reset Forgotten Restrictions Password on iPhone, iPad

Dec 28, 2016 - 26 Comments
Reset Restrictions Passcode on iPhone and iPad

Restrictions on iPhone or iPad prevent a user from making many changes to the devices settings and allow the disabling of various iOS features, including some apps, functionalities, to disallow certain content types, and the ability to prevent making in-app purchases or buying from the App Store. Restrictions are very commonly used by parents to … Read More

How to Disable System Haptics on iPhone

Dec 23, 2016 - 16 Comments
Disable System Haptics on iPhone

The new iPhone models offer subtle system haptic feedback when performing various actions in iOS. This physical haptic feedback is performed through the Taptic Engine built into iPhone, and you’ll notice it throughout iOS when activating different features, toggles, buttons, and functions. You’ll find system haptic feedback when opening Notification Center, Contrl Center, toggling UI … Read More

How to Enable Message Effects in iOS with Reduce Motion On

Dec 22, 2016 - 7 Comments
iMesssage effects can be preserved with Reduce Motion enabled

The modern releases of iOS allow you to see and send fun iMessage effects while retaining the Reduce Motion setting to remove the sometimes nauseating zoom effects found elsewhere throughout the iPhone and iPad user interface.

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