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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The iOS 10 Compatibility List

Jun 14, 2016 - 48 Comments
iOS 10 compatible device list

iOS 10 will be released in the fall as a free download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, assuming your device is compatible with the new iOS release, anyway. If you have been wondering what devices are supported by iOS 10 and will get all the fancy new Messaging features and redesigned lock screen, wonder … Read More

Developers Can Download Beta 1 of iOS 10, MacOS Sierra, WatchOS 3, tvOS

Jun 13, 2016 - 4 Comments
MacOS Sierra and iOS 10

The first beta versions of iOS 10, macOS Sierra, tvOS, and watchOS 3 are available to download for users participating in the registered developer programs.

iOS 10 Debuts with New Features, Release Date Set for Fall

Jun 13, 2016 - 16 Comments
iOS 10 lockscreen widget screen shots

iOS 10 has been announced in what Apple says is the biggest update to the iPhone and iPad ever. With many new features and enhancements, including a revamped lock screen, redesigned control center, smarter photos abilities, major improvements to Siri, and enhancements to Maps, there is much to be offered.

How to Set “My Info” Personal Contact Details on iPhone

Jun 11, 2016 - 4 Comments
Tap on My Info to change your contact info on iPhone

Setting your personal info, address, and contact information on an iPhone is important if you want to be able to do things like get directions home or to another location from home, appropriate auto-fill details, the ability to easily share your address and contact details with other people, and much more. Perhaps it’s not surprising … Read More

How to Disable Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Jun 9, 2016 - 2 Comments
Disable Touch ID on iPhone and iPad

Touch ID is an undeniably convenient feature of the iPhone and iPad, allowing quick access to the device simply by placing a registered finger on the Touch ID sensor, which reads the fingerprint to gain access. While Touch ID is useful, some users may later decide they want to disable the feature on their iPhone … Read More

Customize the Background Color, Font, & Text Size in Safari Reader for iOS

Jun 3, 2016 - 9 Comments
Customize Safari Reader appearance with font size and font changes and background color

Safari Reader is a nice feature of the Safari web browser for iOS and Mac OS X that allows users to simplify the look of a webpage or article to just focus on the text and image content. Now with the latest versions of iOS, you can customize the look of Safari Reader too, and … Read More

Fixed iOS 9.3.2 for iPad Pro Released

Jun 2, 2016 - 10 Comments
iPad Pro colors

Apple has released an updated version of iOS 9.3.2 for users of iPad Pro 9.7″ models. The prior iOS 9.3.2 release for that specific model line of iPad Pro suffered from a few problems that could potentially make the device unusable with an “Error 56″ message. While the issue didn’t impact all iPad Pro owners, … Read More

How to Enable a Hidden Emoticon Keyboard on iPhone

Jun 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to Enable the Emoticon keyboard on iPhone and iPad

iPhone users regularly enjoy the Emoji keyboard with all the fun icons, faces, and little pictures, but before Emoji came around there were Emoticons, which are basically little text drawings of faces and actions using regular characters on a keyboard. Emoticons are a little bit more complex to type out than hitting a simple Emoji … Read More

How to Setup 2-Factor Authentication on Apple ID for Extra Security

May 30, 2016 - 6 Comments
Two factor authentication for Apple ID

This guide will walk through setting up two-factor authentication for an Apple ID. Two-factor authentication requires that whenever a user is logging in to an Apple ID from a new untrusted device, not only must the proper password be entered but a secondary security ID code must be entered as well, which is typically delivered … Read More

How to Disable iPad Video Overlay (Picture in Picture)

May 28, 2016 - 6 Comments
Disable Persistent Video Overlay Picture in Picture mode on iPad

The Picture in Picture video mode on iPad is one of the better multitasking features of the device, but some users can find it to be distracting, and some may find themselves entering into the Picture in Picture (PIP) mode accidentally as well. While it’s easy to close a PiP window to make the video … Read More

How to Use iPhone Keyboard as Trackpad with 3D Touch

May 27, 2016 - 9 Comments
Using the iPhone Keyboard as a Trackpad with 3D Touch

Navigating around text blocks in iOS is typically done by hunting and pecking with a finger to tap in between precisely the write characters or words. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that approach and that’s what we have all become used to on the iPhone, but the 3D Touch enabled devices offer a much better … Read More

How to Download Photos from iCloud to Mac or Windows PC the Easy Way

May 26, 2016 - 23 Comments
How to download photos from iCloud

One of the most common questions regarding using iCloud and iCloud Photo Library is how to download photos from iCloud once they have been stored there. This is a deceptively simple question, and we’re going to push aside any of the complexities of downloading pictures from iCloud Photo Library within Photos app on the Mac, … Read More

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