Have you ever wanted to check the kind of personal data that’s collected by a particular app during usage? Specifically, the data that’s used to track you or link to your identity? Apple makes it easy and straightforward for its users, putting people’s privacy at the forefront.
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iOS 14.8.1 and iPadOS 14.8.1 have been released with security updates for iPhone and iPad. Yes, this is a separate release track than iOS 15/iPadOS 15. The updates are intended for users who are not yet on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 releases, the latest of which is iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1. In a … Read More
Want to downgrade from iOS 15 and revert back to iOS 14, but you’re concerned about losing data? Want to remove iOS/iPadOS 15 from your iPhone or iPad, but you don’t want to go through the restore process? While many users may be familiar with the typical methods of downgrading iOS/iPadOS betas by relying on … Read More
Have you been using the new built-in Translate app to communicate with people who speak a different language? If so, you may be excited to learn about the hidden Attention Mode feature that the app has to offer. Attention mode helps the other person to be able to read the translated text on your phone … Read More
Adding captions to photos can help you to add context or a note to a picture or video, and this is now easily done on iPhone and iPad. Captions are a useful feature for cataloging images and adding notes about a photo too, for example maybe you took a photo of people and you wanted … Read More
Did you know your iPhone and iPad can translate text for you from foreign languages? If you’ve been on international trips, or interacted with anyone who speaks a foreign language, you likely know it can be difficult to communicate with people who aren’t writing or speaking the same language as you. Apple intends to make … Read More
Wondering how you can tell if an iPhone is unlocked? Did you recently purchase a new iPhone for yourself or maybe for someone else as a gift? Or perhaps you are reselling your used iPhone, or considering switching carriers? Maybe you’re thinking of traveling to a different area and you’re wondering if you can swap … Read More
Apple has released the final versions of iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 for iPhone and iPad. The new system software versions include some small features relating to Apple Card and AirTags, and a handful of bug fixes and other enhancements. The full release notes for iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 are further below. Separately, Apple … Read More
Do you regularly receive random text messages, SMS, or iMessages to your iPhone from people you don’t know? Whether it’s from SMS spam or random people messaging you, the Messages inbox on your iPhone can become a mess quickly if you’re inundated with unknown and spam messages. Fortunately, you can filter these unwanted messages using … Read More
Do you regularly use FaceTime for making video calls? If so, you probably already know how there’s a lack of proper eye contact most of the time, since people look at the screen instead of the camera. However, Apple has managed to fix this with the modern iOS and iPadOS releases.
Modern versions of iOS and iPadOS offer widgets to be added to the Home Screen. By allowing widgets to live amongst apps, Apple instantly made them more usable and more important for iPhone and iPad users. It also introduced stacks. Stacks are super widgets that house more than one standard widget. That not only brings … Read More
Plenty of us know that listening to music too loudly can impair our hearing in the long term, but how loud is too loud? Apple has offered historical data on how loud your earphones have been blasting music for a while, but with modern iOS and iPadOS versions, that feature is now available in real-time, … Read More
Apple has released iOS 14.5.1 and iPadOS 14.5.1 as updates for iPhone and iPad users. The small updates include important security fixes and are therefore recommended for all to install. Separately, macOS Big Sur 11.3.1 update is out for Mac, watchOS 7.4.1 for Apple Watch, and iOS 12.5.3 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, … Read More
Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 14.6 for iPhone, iPadOS 14.6 for iPad, and watchOS 7.5 for Apple Watch. This comes a day after issuing the first beta of macOS Big Sur 11.4 to Mac testers. The beta period of iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 begins before the public release of iOS … Read More
Did you know you can translate webpages in Safari on iPhone and iPad? If you’re on a foreign language website, you can easily translate it into English using a fantastic language webpage translation feature built into Safari for iOS and iPadOS. And yes, this feature also exists in Safari for Mac, in case you were … Read More
Have you ever wondered if you’re being spied upon by apps using the camera or microphone on your iPhone or iPad? You’re certainly not alone, but you can now check this out for yourself pretty easily if your device is running a modern iOS or iPadOS release.
Apple has released iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 with an important security fix for iPhone and iPad. The update is small, but due to the nature of the security flaw, all iPhone and iPad users are recommended to install the iOS 14.4.1 and iPadOS 14.4.1 update on their devices. Separately, Apple also released the same … Read More
Apple has released the third beta version of iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 to users who are enrolled in the beta testing programs. Typically a developer beta build comes first and is soon followed by the public beta version. Separately, Apple also released macOS 11.3 beta 3 for Mac beta testers.