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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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 - 16 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

How to Mark All iMessages as Read on iPhone & iPad Instantly

Mar 20, 2015 - 19 Comments
Instantly marking all Messages as Read in iOS

We’ve all experienced it, a huge number of texts and iMessages arriving on our iPhone or iPad, that you either know aren’t important or you already read on another devices Messages app. Or maybe the messages are coming from someone you’d just prefer to ignore, whatever the case, you can instantly mark all messages as … Read More

How to Join a Hidden Wi-Fi Network with No Broadcast SSID from iOS

Mar 18, 2015 - 4 Comments
Connect to a hidden wi-fi network in iOS

Hidden wi-fi networks are becoming more common as network administrators look for additional measures to secure wireless connections. Hiding the network functions as a means of security by obscurity, but the main user-side issue with a hidden Wi-FI network is that the routers SSID is not broadcast which can make it difficult to find for … Read More

Troubleshoot iTunes 12 Sync Failures & Syncing Problems with iOS 8

Mar 16, 2015 - 49 Comments
iTunes icon

Many users have a love or hate relationship with iTunes, which is required to sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a Mac or PC (presumably an Apple Watch too). When iTunes syncing works as intended, that’s fantastic, but sometimes things don’t work out that way. iTunes 12 in particular appears to have some … Read More

Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS

Mar 15, 2015 - 7 Comments
Change word casing in iOS quickly

The shift and caps lock key in iOS can be toggled at will to either capitalize a word or to type out something in ALL CAPS, but using the new Quick Type keyboard, you can switch casing of existing words very easily. This works really well on the iPhone and iPad, and once you learn … Read More

iOS Beta Testing Program Available to Many iPhone & iPad Users

Mar 12, 2015 - 10 Comments
What installing iOS with OTA Software Update looks like

Apple has launched a new iOS Beta Testing Program for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. Much like the beta test program for OS X Yosemite, this allows users who opt to participate in the software testing program to receive beta versions of iOS system software before they are released to the wider public.

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