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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 Uninstall Apps from iPhone & iPad in Seconds

Aug 30, 2014 - 16 Comments
How to delete an app icon from iOS Home Screen

Installing apps to iOS is easily done through the App Store, but uninstalling apps from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch is probably even easier. Yes, many users will know how to do this, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know how to remove an app from their iOS device. Fortunately, Apple … Read More

How to Show Back & Forward Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Aug 25, 2014 - 3 Comments
Show Navigation Bar and Buttons in Safari for iPhone

Modern versions of iOS changed how Safari looks when a web page is loaded, particularly on the iPhone and iPod touch. To save screen space on these devices, all of the Safari navigation buttons disappear automatically once you start scrolling through a web page, hiding your standard back and forward features and other buttons. While … Read More

How to Pause Music & Podcasts on iPhone & iPod Touch Without Looking

Aug 19, 2014 - 12 Comments
Instantly pause music on the iPhone by yanking out the audio cable

Fiddling around with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad while driving or riding a bike is dangerous as it takes your eyes off an important task, which is why things like texting and driving are made illegal. Many of us use our iPhones and iPods in the car though for listening to podcasts and music … Read More

Keep a Record of All Emails Sent from iPhone by Always BCCing Yourself

Aug 16, 2014 - 2 Comments
Mail app icon

Though most email services nowadays support the “Sent” outbox, where you can easily find all emails that you’ve sent out from an iPhone (or elsewhere with that email account), not all mail providers do. This is particularly true for POP3 accounts where the email will be downloaded once from the server then deleted from the … Read More

Show a Photo On Your iPhone Without Someone Accessing Camera Roll

Aug 15, 2014 - 6 Comments
Deny access to Photos Camera Roll

Have you ever wanted to share an iPhone picture with someone, but you’re concerned about them flipping through your camera roll and finding other photos you’d rather not share? If you want to limit that you have a few options available, but because the iPhone doesn’t have a specific ability to lock onto a single … Read More

How to Change DNS Settings on iPhone & iPad

Aug 8, 2014 - 7 Comments
Set DNS Servers on an iPhone

When you point your iPhone or iPad at a web address (like osxdaily.com), iOS will perform a DNS lookup to send you to the proper location. DNS servers handle part of that lookup service, translating numerical IP addresses into the readable domain names we’re all more familiar with and associate with web sites and other … Read More

How to Restart iPhone / iPad Without Using Power Button & Home Button

Aug 7, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Broken iPhone Power Button

Ever needed to reboot an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that doesn’t have a functioning power button or a Home button? It’s tricky if not impossible, right? Even with the Assistive Touch on-screen buttons and variety of workarounds for a failed power button, rebooting an iOS device without working hardware buttons is a challenge, but … Read More

How to Watch MKV & AVI Video on iPad or iPhone Free with VLC

Aug 3, 2014 - 7 Comments
Enable VLC Wi-Fi Video upload capabilities in iOS

If you’ve ever wanted to watch a high resolution movie like an MKV, MPEG, or AVI file that’s currently on a computer, but on an iPhone or iPad, you know that the default iOS Video app isn’t always going to cut it. Sure Videos.app stores iTunes movie downloads and can play a fair amount of … Read More

How to Change the Apple ID on iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad

Aug 1, 2014 - 5 Comments
How to Change an Apple ID in iOS

An Apple ID is central to just about every Apple service you use on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. From sending and receiving iMessages and FaceTime calls, to shopping with the App Store and iTunes Store, and making backups to iCloud, this is all tied to an Apple ID. For the best experience with … Read More

Translate Words & Phrases from Foreign Languages with iPhone & Word Lens

Jul 30, 2014 - 7 Comments
Word Lens instant language translation on iPhone

Have you ever been somewhere with something written in a foreign language and wondered what the heck it said in your own language? Or, have you ever looked at a sign, book, or printed text somewhere, and wished you could instantly translate that something into the language of your choice? With your iPhone and the … Read More

Unlock the iPhone 5S with a Fingerprint & Touch ID, Reliably

Jul 23, 2014 - 15 Comments
Unlock iPhone with a fingerprint

Touch ID and the iPhone fingerprint reader has been around for a while now, but a great feature that seems to not get much use is the ability to unlock an iPhone with a touch and a fingerprint – that means not having to enter the passcode when you want to unlock the iPhone. Instead, … Read More

How to Remotely Disable iCloud Activation Lock from an iPhone

Jul 21, 2014 - 8 Comments
How To Turn Off iPhone Activation Lock Remotely

iCloud Activation Lock is a feature that allows users to lock down an iPhone (or iPad) and require the entry of an Apple ID before the device becomes usable again. It’s part of the excellent Find My iPhone service and is extremely useful for many reasons, but it can also be a real pain if … Read More

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