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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How to Protect Private Photos with Passcode, Face ID, or Touch ID on iPhone & iPad

Mar 24, 2023 - 1 Comment
Enable authentication to view Hidden photos album on iPhone or iPad

The “Hidden” photos album on iPhone and iPad offers a place to put photos on your device that you don’t want hanging around in your general Photos camera roll. But since the Hidden album is still visible to anyone who knows where to find it, even if you hide the Hidden album, if you want … Read More

How to Add Gmail Account to iPhone or iPad Mail

Mar 22, 2023 - 1 Comment
Gmail logo

Gmail is a very popular email service from Google, and if you have a Gmail account (or few) you may wish to add that Gmail account to the Mail app on your iPhone or iPad. Setting up Gmail to work with Mail on iOS and iPadOS is quite easy, and we’ll walk you through the … Read More

How to Use Action Mode on iPhone Camera

Mar 17, 2023 - 3 Comments
Action Mode video recording with iPhone

Action Mode offers an impressive stabilizing function to recording videos, which can be particularly handy if you’re moving or active while recording something else that is also moving. Essentially, Action Mode stabilizes the video to turn shaky camera videos into smooth videos, and it works really well. For example, maybe you want to record a … Read More

How to Undo Send in Gmail to Unsend an Email

Mar 16, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Gmail logo

Having the ability to unsend an email is invaluable, and if you’re a Gmail user on iPhone or iPad, or even the web, you’ll be happy to know there’s an Undo Send feature in Gmail.

How to Edit Messages on iPhone & iPad

Mar 15, 2023 - 1 Comment
How to edit Messages on iPhone or iPad

One of the better new features available for Messages on iPhone and iPad is the ability to edit sent messages. Editing messages allows you to correct mistakes and typos, adjust wording, rephrase things, or even send something completely different than the original message if you’d like to. There are many obvious use-cases for editing messages, … Read More

How to Share a Reel / Post to Your Story on Instagram

Mar 11, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Instagram icon

Ever found a great reel or post that you want to share to your own story on Instagram? That’s pretty easy to do, but you’d be forgiven if you tried to do this and failed by using the Sharing menu. Of course it would make sense that to share a reel or post you would … Read More

How to Disable iCloud Private Relay for Specific Website on iPhone & iPad

Mar 7, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Temporarily disable iCloud Private Relay on iPhone and iPad

The iCloud Private Relay feature allows you to hide your IP address from websites as you browse the web, which can help to increase privacy and prevent some unwanted tracking. However, there are times when you might want to show your IP address to a particular website or webpage, and in these situations you can … Read More

How to Unsend Email on Mail for iPhone & iPad

Mar 6, 2023 - Leave a Comment
iOS Email

We’ve all been there, typing out an email quickly and hitting send, before immediately realizing there’s a typo, or a mistake, a forgotten attachment, or perhaps some choice words that you immediately regret sending. Fortunately the Mail app on iPhone and iPad offers forgiveness in the form of the Undo Send email feature, allowing you … Read More

How to Delete Comments from Shared iCloud Photo Streams

Mar 5, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Delete comments from shared iCloud photo streams on iPhone or iPad

iCloud Shared Photo Albums are one of the better features available for users who want to privately share pictures and videos with groups of people without blasting them onto social networks. You can even leave comments on photos and videos on the shared streams, but what if you left a comment that you want to … Read More

Beta 2 of iOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, iPadOS 16.4, Released for Testing

Mar 1, 2023 - Leave a Comment
new beta versions of system software

Apple has released the second beta versions of iOS 16.4, MacOS Ventura 13.3, and iPadOS 16.4 to those participating in the beta testing programs for Apple system software. No major features or changes are expected. The beta versions of iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3 include new Emoji icons including jellyfish, moosehead, hair … Read More

How to See Temperature & Humidity Level from HomePod Mini

Feb 26, 2023 - 3 Comments
HomePod Mini temperature and humidity sensors

Did you know the HomePod Mini can tell you the indoor temperature and humidity level, of where ever the HomePod Mini is located? The HomePod Mini recently received a software update that enabled two built in sensors on the device that were previously dormant; indoor temperature, and indoor humidity level. This is completely different from … Read More

Scan Document from Notes App Icon on iPhone or iPad

Feb 24, 2023 - 2 Comments
Scan documents into Notes quickly via app icon trick

One of the handier features available on iOS and iPadOS allows scanning documents into the Notes app on iPhone and iPad. But rather than opening the Notes app and then initiating the document scanning process, you can scan documents even faster by using a handy trick that relies on long-pressing the Notes app icon itself.

How to Recover Deleted Messages on iPhone

Feb 23, 2023 - 4 Comments
How to enable iMessage on iPhone and iPad

Have you ever deleted a message on iPhone and decided you want that deleted message back? If you have deleted messages that you’d like to retrieve, you’ll find the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS make recovering deleted text messages to be super easy on both iPhone and iPad. As long as the deleted messages … Read More

How to Loop Video on iPhone

Feb 19, 2023 - 2 Comments
Loop video on iPhone

Have a video on iPhone you want to play repeatedly in a loop? There are a few ways to do this, but we’ll focus on the simplest method here, which involves looping a single video using a trick in the Photos app. This will work to loop any video that is either on your iPhone … Read More

How to Disable Clean Energy Charging on iPhone

Feb 11, 2023 - 9 Comments
iPhone Clean Energy Charging setting

The newest versions of iOS have introduced an interesting feature that Apple calls “clean energy charging” which aims to ‘reduce your carbon footprint’ by timing when your iPhone charges to align with when ‘lower carbon emission electricity’ is available. Putting aside the stark realities and illusions of green energy, whether or not you want your … Read More

How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone

Feb 8, 2023 - 2 Comments
Fake a dropped call on iPhone

Have you ever been on a phone call you want to get off of but you can’t figure out a way out of the conversation? Dropped call to the rescue! With iPhone, you can fake a dropped call from poor service by quite literally forcing the phone call to drop from a cellular connection or … Read More

How to Change Undo Sending Delay on Mail for iPhone & iPad

Feb 3, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Change Undo Send Delay on Mail for iPhone and iPad

One of the better new features in modern versions of Mail for iPhone and iPad is the ability to undo the sending of an email, which offers you a grace period to retract an email before it gets sent out. This is nice when you forgot something to include in the email, caught a typo … Read More

iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, iOS 12.5.7 Updates Released for Older iPhone & iPad

Jan 23, 2023 - 4 Comments
iOS 15.7.3, iPadOS 15.7.3, iOS 12.5.7

Apple has released iOS 15.7.3 for iPhone, iPadOS 15.7.3 for iPad, and iOS 12.5.7 for older iPhone and iPad models. These updates are available for devices that are not running iOS 16.3 or iPadOS 16.3, either because they have not updated, or because they are unable to run the latest iOS/iPadOS versions. Each of these … Read More

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