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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iPhone Won’t Stop Vibrating? Here’s How to Resolve the Endless Buzzing

Jan 17, 2015 - 9 Comments
iPhone won't stop vibrating? Fix it

Most problems with iPhone are fairly simple to explain and resolve, but a somewhat rare outlier is the case of the spontaneous continuously vibrating iPhone. You’ll know it if you encounter it, the iPhone will basically seize up and do nothing but vibrate with a black screen, and the vibrations aren’t even pulsed like a … Read More

How to Save Pictures from Shared Photo Streams to iPhone & iPad

Jan 14, 2015 - 7 Comments
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The iOS Photo Stream feature is a really great way to share photos between friends and family who also have an iPad or iPhone. Each shared Photo Stream and the associated images are kept in iCloud, viewable through the “Shared” tab in the Photos app, where they are cached temporarily as you look at them. … Read More

Create a Ringtone Directly on iPhone with Garageband

Jan 12, 2015 - 2 Comments
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While you can turn a song into a ringtone using iTunes, another option to make custom ringtones is to create one yourself, directly on your iPhone using the Garageband app. This is a nice solution since it does not involve a computer or iTunes, and the entire ringtone or text tone creation process can be … Read More

iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Available for Developers

Jan 12, 2015 - 4 Comments
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Apple has released the fourth beta version of iOS 8.2 to those individuals registered with the iOS Developer program. The release carries build 12D5461b and likely includes bug fixes and feature enhancements.

Change the Slow Motion Video Recording Speed on iPhone by Adjusting FPS

Jan 8, 2015 - 2 Comments
iOS Camera icon

All new iPhone models can capture and record high quality slow-motion video by flipping to the ‘slo-mo’ setting in Camera app. Perhaps lesser known is that you can change the Frames Per Second (FPS) capture speed for slow motion video, which basically determines just how smooth and slow the video playback is, but also has … Read More

How to Disable Auto-Correct on iPhone Completely

Jan 6, 2015 - 5 Comments
Disable Auto-Correction in iOS Settings as seen on the iPhone

If you’re fed up with auto-correct on the iPhone erroneously changing words to things you did not intend to type, you can opt to disable the auto-correction feature completely in iOS. Doing away with this feature is not recommended for most users, but choosing to turn off autocorrect can be a reasonable solution for some … Read More

Disable Raise to Listen for Audio Messages in iOS to Prevent Weird Voice Text Behavior

Jan 4, 2015 - 1 Comment
Voice Texts and Audio Messages in iOS

Raise To Listen is a handy feature in modern versions of iOS that allow you to literally raise your iPhone to listen to a received audio message and to respond by sending a new voice text. But the feature is not entirely reliable for all users (particularly those who use an iPhone case, more on … Read More

How to Remove a Finger Print from Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Dec 29, 2014 - 16 Comments
iPhone Touch ID fingerprint unlock

When you properly set up Touch ID to unlock your iPhone or iPad, many users add several different of their fingers to the configuration so that they can unlock the iOS device in different orientations. That’s a good idea, but sometimes you may want to change which fingers (or whose fingers) are allowed to access … Read More

4 Super Simple iOS Maintenance Tips for iPhone & iPad

Dec 24, 2014 - 12 Comments
iPhone, iPad, and iPod

How many times have you seen someone else’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running an ancient version of iOS that is not backed up and has a million app updates waiting in the wings? It’s remarkably common for iOS hardware to go neglected by those who are less tech savvy, so if you’re heading to … Read More

What To Do If You Can Not Remember an Apple ID or Password

Dec 23, 2014 - 44 Comments
Confirm your Apple ID with iTunes Settings

Forgetting the login and password to an Apple ID is not the best feeling in the world, particularly given how integral an Apple login is to the broader iOS and OS X experience. So, if you or someone else happens to forget an Apple ID or the password to an Apple account, what should you … Read More

How to Check for a Carrier Settings Update on iPhone

Dec 22, 2014 - 9 Comments
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From time to time, your cellular network provider or Apple may issue a carrier settings update to an iPhone or cellular iPad device. The updates are usually very small and make adjustments or improvements to carrier specific settings pertaining to the cell network, data, personal hotspot, voicemail, text messaging, or making calls. While you may … Read More

How to Use Audio Messages in iOS to Send Voice Texts from iPhone

Dec 21, 2014 - 12 Comments
Audio message controls in iOS

Audio Messages (also called Voice Texts) are a great new feature in iOS that allows you to send a quick little audio note from your iPhone to another iPhone, iPad, or Mac user who has the Messages app configured to use iMessages. This can not only be an added fun way to communicate, but it … Read More

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