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How to Update All Apps on iPhone and iPad

May 22, 2018 - 7 Comments
How to update all apps on iOS

Apps on the iPhone and iPad are frequently updated with new features, various enhancements, security adjustments, and other components. If you don’t stay on top of updating iOS apps, you’ll quickly be inundated with dozens of available app updates waiting to be installed for your iPad and iPhone apps. Fortunately there’s a simple way to … Read More

Can’t Open Control Center from Lock Screen on iPad or iPhone? Here’s the Fix!

May 20, 2018 - 2 Comments
Access Control Center from Lock Screen of iPad and iPhone

The iOS Control Center is a great feature allowing iPhone and iPad users to quickly access screen brightness controls, volume controls, camera, wi-fi and bluetooth toggles, Do Not Disturb mode, and so much more thanks to the ability to customize it. But many iPad users, and some iPhone users too, may discover that Control Center … Read More

Apps Disappearing from iPhone or iPad? Try This Fix!

May 19, 2018 - 2 Comments
Stop apps disappearing from iPhone or iPad

Have you ever found that apps are disappearing from your iPhone or iPad? Maybe you hadn’t used a particular app in a while but you know for certain you downloaded it to your iOS device, but when you go looking for that app, it’s missing. While it’s certainly possible that you deleted the iOS app … Read More

How to Stop Signal Showing Message Previews on Locked Screen of iPhone or iPad

May 18, 2018 - 2 Comments
Signal

Signal is the encrypted messaging app that is used by many privacy conscious individuals on various platforms, but the Signal app defaults to showing a message preview on the locked screen of an iPhone or iPad, which may be convenient but it’s not particularly private. Given that Signal is typically sought out by users specifically … Read More

How to Set Sleep Timer in Podcasts on iPhone to Automatically Stop Playing

May 16, 2018 - 6 Comments
Sleep Timer for Podcasts app on iOS

If you want a podcast to automatically stop playing after a designated period of time, the little-known Sleep Timer feature in Podcasts for iPhone or iPad is for you. Much like the name implies, Sleep Timer will play a podcast until a specified time completes, or when the current episode is done playing, and then … Read More

Use This Simple Trick to Preserve Battery Life on iPhone by Stopping “Searching…”

May 13, 2018 - 13 Comments
Stop the iPhone from "Searching" with AirPlane Mode, this saves battery life when a signal is bad

If you’re traveling through areas of weak cellular signals and generally poor reception, you can save a significant amount of iPhone battery life simply by toggling the AirPlane Mode feature on. That may sound weird, but it really works, with the idea being that when an iPhone has an intermittent cell signal, the cellular modem … Read More

How to Setup & Use Signal on Mac or Windows PC

May 12, 2018 - 9 Comments
Signal on Mac

Signal is the popular encrypted messaging app that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, and iOS. This makes Signal an excellent choice if you’re a Mac user or iPhone user that also wants to instantly communicate in a secure manner with someone else on a Mac, PC, … Read More

The Fastest Way to View Old Messages on iPhone and iPad

May 9, 2018 - 2 Comments
Messages

The Messages app of iPhone and iPad will hold onto basically all text messages and iMessages that have been sent and received through the app on that particular device unless the message threads were either deleted manually, automatically removed, or not not restored through a backup. This means you can browse through very old messages … Read More

How to Use Portrait Camera on iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, & iPhone 7 Plus

May 6, 2018 - 5 Comments
Portrait Mode camera on iPhone

Portrait Camera mode is a nice feature available to some of the newer iPhone models. As the name implies, it’s ideally suited for taking portraits of people, animals, or objects, and it uses a digital blur to create a depth effect on captured images.

How to Use iPhone Speakerphone

May 5, 2018 - 4 Comments
How to use iPhone speaker phone

Speakerphone is a commonly used feature that allows an iPhone phone call to play the sound output through the devices speakers rather than only the ear speaker or headphones. Many people use speakerphone as a method of hands-free phone usage, for when their hands are occupied with other tasks, or even for allowing a phone … Read More

How to Use Field Test Mode in iOS 11 and iPhone X

May 2, 2018 - 8 Comments
iPhone Field Test Mode

Field Test Mode on iPhone allows users to get detailed information on their cellular signal and cellular connection, and has long been a popular alternate method of displaying the cell signal on iPhones as a number instead of the signal bars or dots. Field Test Mode is undeniably for more advanced purposes, but some casual … Read More

Podcasts Playing Too Fast on iPhone? Here’s the Fix

Apr 30, 2018 - 1 Comment
Podcasts playing too fast can be fixed

Have you ever noticed your podcast is suddenly playing too fast on an iPhone, and everyone sounds like they’re talking super fast after drinking way too much coffee, or the voices pitch higher like chipmunks? No you aren’t going crazy, and you’re almost certainly not alone! But don’t sweat it, if a podcast is suddenly … Read More

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