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 Disable Online Activity Status on Instagram to Stop Showing When You’re Using the App

Jan 21, 2018 - 7 Comments
Open Instagram settings

Instagram now defaults to showing other peoples accounts when you were last active using the Instagram application. For example, if you’re using Instagram right now then other Instagram users will be able to see that you are using the app at that moment. If you used the app exactly 23 minutes ago, other users can … Read More

How to Check Uptime of iPhone or iPad to See When Last Booted

Jan 20, 2018 - 1 Comment
Get uptime from OpenTerm in iOS

Uptime determines how long a computer or iOS device has been turned on for, or at least when the hardware was last booted or rebooted. On a unix machine or any Mac, you can check uptime with the uptime command or system System Information, but the iPhone and iPad has no such mechanism for seeing … Read More

How to Make iPhone Automatically Answer Calls

Jan 18, 2018 - 1 Comment
Enable automatically answer iPhone calls

iPhone has the capability to automatically answer inbound phone calls. Much as this sounds, with the auto-answer feature enabled, the iPhone will answer all phone calls automatically that come to the phone. Auto-Answer Calls is an excellent accessibility setting that has many obvious uses and a wide range of applications for nearly all sorts of … Read More

How to Stop Apps Downloading on All iOS Devices Automatically

Jan 17, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to stop iOS automatic app downloads across all devices

If you have more than one iOS device using the same Apple ID, let’s say an iPhone and an iPhone, you may have noticed that if you download an app on the iPhone, the same app will simultaneously download and appear on the iPad, and vice versa. This is due to an iOS feature called … Read More

iOS 11.2.5 Beta 5 Released for Testing

Jan 11, 2018 - 3 Comments
iOS 11.2.5 beta 5

Apple has released iOS 11.2.5 beta 5 to iPhone and iPad beta testers, just a few days after releasing beta 4 of the same system software version.

How to Take Long Exposure Photos on iPhone & iPad with Live Photos

Jan 10, 2018 - 3 Comments
Take Long Exposure photos on iPhone and iPad with Live Photos

You’re probably aware of Live Photos by now, the interesting iPhone and iPad feature that transforms a regular image capture into a brief movie clip. But the latest versions of iOS support an assortment of exciting Live Photo effects, including an ability to easilyy create beautiful long exposure images. Long Exposure photography is typically left … Read More

iOS 11.2.2 Security Update Available [IPSW Download Links]

Jan 8, 2018 - 5 Comments
iOS 11.2.2 update

Apple has released iOS 11.2.2 for iPhone and iPad. The new software update provides a security improvement to presumably address the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, and is therefore recommended for all iPad and iPhone users to install on their compatible devices. The simplest way to download and install iOS 11.2.2 is through the Software … Read More

Get Terminal for iOS to Bring the Command Line to iPad and iPhone

Jan 8, 2018 - 13 Comments
Terminal for iOS via iCloud Drive on Mac

Ever wished you had a native command line in iOS? You know, like a Terminal app for iPad and iPhone? Wish no more, the aptly named Terminal for iOS is here, and it’s free! Terminal is a sandboxed command line environment for iOS that has over 30 commands currently available, covering many of the most … Read More

How to Protect Against Meltdown & Spectre Security Flaws

Jan 5, 2018 - 22 Comments
Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities have their own logos

Two major security flaws have been found in modern computer processors, potentially impacting nearly all modern computers in the world. All Macs and iOS devices along with most Windows PC and Android devices are potentially susceptible to the critical security flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre. Theoretically, the vulnerabilities could be used to gain unauthorized access … Read More

Beta 3 of iOS 11.2.5, macOS 10.13.3 Released for Testing

Jan 3, 2018 - 3 Comments

Apple has released beta 3 of iOS 11.2.5, macOS High Sierra 10.13.3, tvOS 11.2.5, and watchOS 4.2.2 for users participating in the beta testing programs.

How to Activate Siri on iPhone X

Dec 31, 2017 - 1 Comment
Access Siri on iPhone X

The iPhone X includes Siri access, the ever helpful (and sometimes goofy) virtual assistant that can perform tons of tasks by issuing simple commands by voice. But if you’re accustomed to accessing Siri by holding down a Home button and now you have iPhone X, you’re probably wondering how to access Siri on the iPhone … Read More

How to Disable Bad Language in Siri on iPhone and iPad

Dec 28, 2017 - 4 Comments
Prevent bad language with Siri on iOS

If you don’t want Siri to ever dictate, speak, or write out explicit language, you can disable bad language in Siri for iPhone and iPad completely. By disabling explicit language support in Siri, the virtual assistant will use asterisks to cover up curse words and bad language, like “s**t”, and will literally bleep explicit language … Read More

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