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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How to Stop iTunes AutoFilling Unwanted Music Onto an iPhone / iPod touch / iPad

May 26, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes logo

Have you ever wanted to just copy a song or two over to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad from iTunes, only to have iTunes try to sync a whole barrage of unwanted music to the iOS device? That happens due to iTunes AutoFill, a feature that some users may enjoy as it will fill … Read More

Remove Color Filters from Photos in iOS to Restore the Original Image

May 24, 2014 - 1 Comment
Restoring an unfiltered original image in iOS Photos app

Both the actively applied Camera filters and the later added Photos apps based color filtering in iOS can add some nice stylizing effects to pictures, helping to give them a unique look, but if you decide you’re no longer wanting an image to be filtered through a crazy color lens, you can actually easily remove … Read More

How Much Cellular Data Does iMessage Use? Here’s How to Find Out on iPhone

May 22, 2014 - 8 Comments
How much data does iMessage use?

iMessage sends text messages, pictures, and movies over cellular data rather than through the traditional SMS and MMS protocols, but have you ever wondered just how much of an iPhone data plan all your iMessage use is consuming? It turns out that you can find this information through a somewhat buried location in iOS Settings, … Read More

How to Set the iOS Calendar to Start on a Monday Instead of Sunday

May 20, 2014 - 2 Comments
Start the week on Monday in Calendar for iPhone

The iPhone and iPad Calendar app defaults to starting a week on Sunday, which is the generally accepted standard of most US calendars. Meanwhile, some other nations start the calendar week on Monday, and some users just prefer to start the week on the first weekday of Monday rather than the weekend of Sunday anyway. … Read More

Generate a Random Number with Siri

May 19, 2014 - 5 Comments
Generate a random number with Siri

Many iPhone and iPad users know that Siri has a huge range of capabilities surrounding specific actions, but fewer know that Siri can also serve more obscure functions, like generating a random number for you. This is handled through Siri’s data connection through Wolfram Alpha, and it’s effective at truly randomizing integers similar to the … Read More

How to Get a List of Purchased Apps Not Installed on an iPhone

May 19, 2014 - Leave a Comment
List all apps not installed on iOS

Those of us who have been using an iPhone or iPad for a while have likely acquired a sizable amount of iOS apps through purchases, downloads, promos for temporarily free apps, and general promo code redemptions, many of which end up deleted or removed after the initial install. If you ever want to quickly see … Read More

iPhone Calls Sound Weird? Try Turning Off Phone Noise Cancelation in iOS

May 15, 2014 - 9 Comments
iPhone Phone Noise Cancelation feature in iOS

A feature called “Phone Noise Cancellation” was introduced to the iPhone with iOS 7 which aims to reduce background ambient noise when on a phone call, but for some users it can sound strange and make their phone calls sound weird, or worse. This may be due to the ambient audio stream created by the … Read More

Yes, You Can Cancel Out of the “Compressing Video” Process when Sending Movies from iOS

May 14, 2014 - 2 Comments
Stop compressing video sent from an iPhone and exit out of the process

If you send a lot of photos and video from an iPhone or iPad to friends and family, you’ve probably noticed that sending a movie brings up a curious looking pixelated black and white “Compressing Video” screen where the video is being squeezed down to a smaller size. If the video you’re trying to email … Read More

How to Password Protect Pages, Keynote, & Numbers Documents on iPad & iPhone

May 12, 2014 - 1 Comment
Password Protect iWork Documents

The iWork suite of productivity apps include Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and each of them allow users to password protect individual documents. In practice, this means that a document created within iWork in iOS, OS X, or iCloud, can be safely locked with built-in encryption, and the document can not be opened or viewed without … Read More

How to Recover Mail Attachment Storage Space in iOS

May 11, 2014 - 4 Comments
Clear Mail and Attachments storage space in iOS

The Mail app on our iPhones and iPads downloads and stores emails and attachments into iOS, which makes for easy searching and retrieval of past emails. For most users this is no big deal and the convenience overrides any potential issues, but some users who send and receive a lot of attachments or tons of … Read More

Make Modern Designs with the iOS 7 System Font, Helvetica Neue

May 10, 2014 - 8 Comments
iOS System Font is Helvetica Neue

Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying the new system font of iOS is slimmer, lighter, and more modern looking. If you’re a graphic artist, developer, or designer looking to make your own designs or mockups that fit into Apple’s new design language, using the proper font is a good place to … Read More

5 Maintenance Tips for iPhone & iPad: The Simple and Essential iOS Cleanup Guide

May 8, 2014 - 8 Comments
Essential iOS Maintenance tips

Spring is well under way, which means it’s high time to do some essential maintenance for your iOS hardware. Yes, we know that cleaning isn’t the most fun thing in the world, but these are all simple tasks, and really it’s the type of regular maintenance that every iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch user should … Read More

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