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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Disable Animations in iOS with a Bug

Mar 12, 2016 - 5 Comments
An iPhone

The zipping zooming flying around animations strewn throughout iOS are activated when opening and closing apps, switching app screens, tapping settings, and doing just about anything else on an iPhone or iPad. This motion eye candy causes some users to experience nausea, but aside from that they also make the device feel a bit slower … Read More

Zoom Into & Out of Video on iPhone & iPad with Gestures

Mar 11, 2016 - 1 Comment
Zoom in and out of video with gestures in iOS

iPhone and iPad users have long been able to zoom into still photos and pictures on their devices, and now with the latest versions of iOS, you can zoom into and out of videos and movies that are playing as well.

iOS 9.1 Jailbreak by Pangu Released for Mac OS X and Windows

Mar 11, 2016 - 14 Comments
Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.1

The Pangu group has released a new jailbreak for 64-bit iPad and iPhone devices running iOS 9.1, including iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

iPhone Stuck in Zoom Mode? It’s Easy to Fix

Mar 9, 2016 - 2 Comments
iPhone stuck in Zoom mode

iOS includes a helpful feature which allows users to zoom into anything on an iPhone or iPad screen to make it easier to read text and view elements. While this feature is undeniably useful for many users, it can also be a source of frustration for others who wind up enabling the feature accidentally, only … Read More

Preview Links with 3D Touch on iPhone

Mar 8, 2016 - 2 Comments
Preview links 3d Touch options

One of the more useful 3D Touch tricks is the ability to preview a link before opening it, allowing iPhone users a way to quickly see a preview of a webpage link before loading the entire thing in Safari. This can be activated from an email, from messages, or Safari itself, and it helps to … Read More

See How Much Data a FaceTime Call Uses on iPhone

Mar 7, 2016 - 4 Comments
Check FaceTime call data usage per call in iOS

FaceTime is the lovely video chat service that is available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac OS X, and while it’s a lot of fun to use and helps keep people in touch, something to keep in mind is that FaceTime can use quite a bit of data as it’s essentially streaming and uploading … Read More

How to Backup an iPhone to External Hard Drive with Mac OS X

Mar 4, 2016 - 28 Comments
How to backup iPhone, iPad to an external hard drive

For those of us with larger storage size iPhone and iPad models, backing up the device locally can be a burden on limited disk space. A simple solution to this storage dilemma is to backup an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to an external hard drive instead, where disk space is often more abundant. We’ll … Read More

Open the Multitasking App Switcher with 3D Touch on iPhone

Mar 3, 2016 - 3 Comments
The App Switcher multitasking screen on iPhone can be accessed with 3D Touch

Modern iPhone models with 3D Touch displays have an alternative method of opening the multi-tasking app switcher screen, rather than having to double-press the Home button. This trick requires a little bit of practice, so try it out a few times yourself to see how it works on the iPhone.

Fix AirDrop Not Working on iPhone / iPad with Easy Troubleshooting Tips

Mar 2, 2016 - 4 Comments
AirDrop in iOS - how to fix it if it's not showing up, or if AirDrop is not working in iOS

AirDrop is the easy to use direct file sharing protocol built into iOS and Mac OS X which allows for sending and receiving things between iPhones, Macs, iPads, and iPod touch. While AirDrop usually works without a hitch, sometimes there can be problems with AirDrop, and on the worst occasions AirDrop will not work at … Read More

Beta 5 of iOS 9.3, OS X 10.11.4, WatchOS 2.2, tvOS 9.2 Released

Mar 1, 2016 - 5 Comments
OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 beta and iOS 9.2.2 beta

Apple has released updates to each beta version of their operating systems, including iOS 9.3 beta 5, OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Beta 5, tvOS 9.2 beta 5, and watchOS 2.2 beta 5.

iPhone is Disabled? How to Fix With or Without Connecting to iTunes

Feb 26, 2016 - 16 Comments
iPhone is disabled error message and how to fix it

Have you ever picked up your iPhone to discover the message “iPhone is disabled” and to “try again in 1 minute” or to try again 5, 15, 60 minutes? In the worst scenarios, the message says “iPhone is disabled. Connect to iTunes”, and the device is unusable until then. So, what is going on here, … Read More

How to Disable (or Enable) 3D Touch on iPhone 6S

Feb 25, 2016 - 3 Comments
iPhone 6S with 3d Touch

New iPhone models include an interesting feature called 3D Touch, which allows you to press the screen at varying degrees of pressure to get various app shortcuts, as well as various ‘pop’ and ‘peak’ features. While 3D Touch is a useful feature for many and one of the primary selling points of the iPhone 6s, … Read More

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