iOS is the mobile operating system that runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and other mobile hardware from Apple. Though it may look differently and run on different hardware, iOS is based upon a highly modified variation of Mac OS, the desktop operating system software that runs on Macs.

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Manually Empty Google Maps Cache on iPhone

Aug 13, 2016 - 14 Comments
Google Maps

Unlike most other apps on the iPhone, the Google Maps application allows users to manually clear the apps cache. Doing so will remove the Google Maps app specific Documents and Data on iOS, including all local application caches, app data, offline stored maps, and reset any cookies within the Google Maps application. This is a … Read More

How to Delete Documents & Data on iPhone or iPad

Aug 8, 2016 - 18 Comments
Delete Documents and Data on iPhone

If you have noticed your iPhone is low on storage space, or perhaps you are just browsing your storage settings, you might discover that certain apps have a large “Documents & Data” storage footprint and inordinately large storage burden in iOS. We’ll cover what Documents & Data actually are, and also how to delete the … Read More

Watch the Rio Olympics Live on iPhone or iPad

Aug 7, 2016 - 25 Comments

Want to watch live coverage of the Olympics? You can easily watch any of the 2016 Rio Olympic games and competitions live right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (or Android too, but we’re obviously focusing in iOS), meaning you can watch any game and any country and any sport you want, you don’t … Read More

How to Hide Contact Photos in Messages on iPhone

Aug 5, 2016 - 7 Comments
Hide and show contacts in Messages for iOS

The iOS Messages app defaults to showing assigned contact photos alongside each message thread, but if you’d rather those pictures are not shown alongside your iMessage chats, you can now toggle the thumbnails off on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This makes the Messages app chat screen a bit more simple looking, removing any picture … Read More

iOS 9.3.4 Released as Important Security Update [IPSW Download Links]

Aug 4, 2016 - 32 Comments
iOS 9.3.4

Apple has released a small but important security update versioned as iOS 9.3.4 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

How to Enable or Disable Apple Pay Lock Screen Access Shortcut on iPhone

Aug 2, 2016 - 8 Comments
Enable or Disable the Apple Pay access shortcut from lock screen

iPhone owners who have set up Apple Pay on their devices can use an optional shortcut to access the feature from the locked screen.

Fix iOS Stuck on “Verifying Update”

Aug 2, 2016 - 17 Comments
Fix iOS Stuck on Verifying Update screen

Many users who are installing iOS updates (whether beta or final versions) encounter an issue where a spinning pop-up indicator message saying “Verifying update…” appears stuck on screen. This is a fairly common issue that is somewhat annoying because while the iOS update is verifying, the entire iPhone or iPad is unusable. Fortunately, fixing a … Read More

How to Turn Off “Hey Siri” on iPhone and iPad

Aug 1, 2016 - 11 Comments
How to disable Hey Siri to turn off Siri voice activation in iOS

The “Hey Siri” voice activated control feature on modern iOS devices is a great feature that many people find tremendous use with, but not everyone enjoys it. Some users may wish to disable “Hey Siri” on iPhone or iPad, which will prevent the voice activated ability from listening for the appropriate commands, but turning off … Read More

Access & View All Selfies Taken on iPhone Camera Instantly

Jul 26, 2016 - 1 Comment
See All Selfies taken with iphone camera

If you take a lot of selfies with the iPhone you’ll be pleased to know that you can quickly access every selfie ever taken with the front facing iPhone camera by using a simple sorting album in the iPhone Photos app. Likewise, if you just want to see all the selfies taken by someone else, … Read More

How to Reset Notes Password in iOS

Jul 25, 2016 - 2 Comments
Notes icon in iOS

Many users are password protecting Notes on iPhone and iPad, which offers a secondary security layer for especially personal or private data stored within the Notes app. Because the Notes app uses a different password from the general password used on the iOS Lock Screen, and different from the password used by an Apple ID … Read More

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 Available

Jul 25, 2016 - 12 Comments
Pangu Jailbreak

A jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 and earlier versions back to iOS 9.2 is now available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The jailbreak arrives from China through a group called Pangu, who has released similar jailbreaking utilities in the past for Mac OS X and Windows.

Convert Currency in Spotlight Search for iOS

Jul 23, 2016 - 12 Comments
Converting Currency in Spotlight

Spotlight Search for iOS now has the ability to perform currency calculations and conversions using up to date exchange rates. This is a handy built-in feature for travelers, anyone who needs to exchange money, and those who work across borders, and it’s built right into the latest versions of Spotlight for iOS on iPhone, iPad, … Read More

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