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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Force App Store to Refresh in iOS with a Repeat Tap Trick

Apr 28, 2015 - 2 Comments
App Store refresh

If you’ve ever waited for an update to appear on the iOS App Store, either for an available app, an app update itself, or for the Top and Featured pages to refresh, you know that sometimes the App Store can sit stale. While you can often trigger an update to show up by changing the … Read More

How to Stop Suggested Apps Appearing on Lock Screen of iPhone

Apr 18, 2015 - 5 Comments
Suggested app on the lock screen of iPhone

New versions of iOS offer an interesting featured called Suggested Apps, which uses your current location to recommend or suggest an app to use or download based on where you are and what you may be doing. For example, if you walk into a Starbucks, the Starbucks app could be recommended on the lock screen … Read More

WWDC 2015 Starts June 8, New Versions of iOS & OS X Expected

Apr 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
The Apple Logo icon

Apple has announced their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will take place June 8 through June 12 in San Francisco, California.

iOS 8.4 Beta 1 Released for Developers

Apr 13, 2015 - 7 Comments
iOS 8.4 beta 1

Apple has released the first beta version of iOS 8.4 to those registered with the iOS Developer program. The first iOS 8.4 build arrives as 12H407d and looks to prominently feature a freshly redesigned Music app with several new features.

Lose the Cartoon Yellow People Emoji! How to Access Diverse Emoji Icons in iOS

Apr 11, 2015 - 20 Comments
The Emoji skin tone variation explainer for iOS

Apple has changed the Emoji characters in iOS and OS X to include many new diverse emoji variations. In the process of diversifying our Emoji keyboards, Apple also turned most of the default people emoji icons into curious looking yellow characters, which look a bit like LEGO characters meet The Simpsons. But once you understand … Read More

iOS 8.3 Update Released with Many Fixes [IPSW Download Links]

Apr 8, 2015 - 165 Comments
iOS 8.3 download

Apple has released iOS 8.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The software update includes 300 new Emoji icons, a variety of small new features, some minor user interface changes to keyboards, a variety of new languages for Siri, and a handful of performance fixes and optimizations, including resolutions to various wi-fi issues and Bluetooth … Read More

How to Enable (or Disable) Motion & Fitness Tracking with iPhone

Apr 5, 2015 - 14 Comments
Toggle fitness and activity tracking on iPhone

Newer iPhones have the ability to track fitness activity and motion and displaying that data in Health app and other applications. Fitness tracking is done by using a low-power motion coprocessor that determines steps, altitude gain and lost, and distance traveled, and many users like this feature as it represents an easy way to keep … Read More

Two Stupid April Fools Jokes for iPhone

Apr 1, 2015 - 1 Comment
iOS Pranks

It’s April Fools, so why not have a little fun and play a prank or two on some iPhone (or iPad) users? We’ve got two super simple tricks that are completely harmless yet amusing enough to be worth while. Have fun out there.

How to Clear & Flush DNS Cache on iPhone & iPad

Mar 31, 2015 - 3 Comments
Clear DNS cache in iOS

If you ever need to set custom DNS or change the DNS settings on iOS devices for using an alternate domain name server or a faster one, you’ll probably want the DNS changes to take effect immediately, which requires the flushing of DNS caches on the iPhone or iPad. There are actually several ways to … Read More

See the Year a Song was Released from iTunes Radio

Mar 26, 2015 - 2 Comments
Find what year a song was released in iTunes Radio

The next time you’re listening to iTunes Radio and you find yourself wondering which wonderful decade a particular song came from, wonder no more, because iTunes Radio can tell you when a song was released. You can even see the date of a songs release with songs listed in iTunes Radio history, here’s all you … Read More

iOS 8.3 Beta 4 Released to Developers & Public Beta Users for Testing

Mar 24, 2015 - 3 Comments

Apple has released the fourth beta release of iOS 8.3 to those registered with the iOS developer program, or who are participating in the iOS Public Beta. The build is versioned as 12F5061 and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone

Mar 21, 2015 - 28 Comments
Phone Calls on Mac and iPhone

If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice … Read More

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