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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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.

Having Safari Problems with iOS 8.2? Try This

Mar 10, 2015 - 44 Comments
Safari icon

Some users who have updated to iOS 8.2 have discovered the Safari web browser no longer works as it should on their iPhone or iPad. There seems to be a few variations of Safari issues with iOS 8.2, but typically the problems manifest as an inability for Safari to launch or stay open, Safari becoming … Read More

iOS 8.2 Released for iPhone, iPad [IPSW Direct Download Links]

Mar 9, 2015 - 21 Comments
iOS 8.2 Download

iOS 8.2 has been released for all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. The new release includes bug fixes and feature improvements, and is required for iPhone users who wish to use an Apple Watch when it is released on April 24, as the new iOS version ships with the Watch companion application.

Type the Apple Logo Icon on iPhone or iPad with Keyboard Shortcuts

Mar 5, 2015 - 20 Comments
The Apple Logo icon

The Apple logo is iconic and used frequently by fans, but if you’re looking to type the Apple logo () on an iPhone or iPad you won’t find it in the standard keyboard options or special characters. Indeed, for the time being anyway, the Apple logo does not have an easily accessible character option in … Read More

How to Force Reboot an iPhone & iPad

Mar 3, 2015 - 15 Comments
How to Force Reboot an iPhone

Rarely, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will become completely unresponsive and errant, leading to what amounts to a frozen device that just won’t do anything. The most obvious indicator of this is when something on screen just cease up completely and the touch screen becomes unresponsive to all input, and clicking on any of … Read More

Visit Open Web Pages on Other Devices with iCloud Tabs

Feb 24, 2015 - 1 Comment
iCloud

Safari iCloud Tabs are a great feature that allow you to visit and access any actively opened web page in Safari on another iPhone, iPad, or Mac. This is really handy if you found something interesting on your iPhone but you’d rather read it on your iPad or Mac, or vice versa, and in some … Read More

iOS 8.3 Beta 2 Released for Developers

Feb 23, 2015 - 3 Comments
iPhone

Apple has released the second beta for iOS 8.3. The new build is 12F5037c and is available now for compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. Separately, a new Apple TV beta version is also available.

“My iPhone is Not Ringing or Making Sounds with Inbound Messages Suddenly, Help!”

Feb 21, 2015 - 21 Comments
Fix iPhone not getting calls or alerts suddenly

Have you ever had the experience where an iPhone is suddenly not ringing on incoming calls, or making any sounds when a new message arrives? The mute button isn’t turned on, so what on earth is going on, right? This is surprisingly common experience for those who are more novice iPhone users, and after troubleshooting … Read More

Turn Off the FaceBook App Sound Effects on iPhone

Feb 16, 2015 - 6 Comments
Turn off Facebook app sounds in iOS

The modern versions of Facebook app for iOS make various sound effects when interface elements are interacted with in the app, from liking something to leaving comments and refreshing the feed. The little popping and squishing sounds have annoyed some people apparently that use Facebook, but some of our readers have found that you can … Read More

Get Awkward with Siri for Valentines Day

Feb 14, 2015 - Leave a Comment
siri-valentine-rejection

Looking for a date this Valentines Day of the artificial intelligence variety? Maybe hoping for that “Her” experience? Well your iPhone may provide you some form of company, but don’t turn to Siri, for much more than a laugh at least. Unless you want to get rejected, of course. Yup, among the many amusing things … Read More

Turn iPhone or iPad Screen Into Black & White with Grayscale Mode

Feb 13, 2015 - 5 Comments
iOS Grayscale Mode vs Color Mode

The latest versions of iOS support an optional display mode that turns everything shown on the screen of an iPhone or iPad to black and white. Called Grayscale mode, the setting is mostly intended as an accessibility option, but it has other uses beyond that as well.

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