Due to the nature of how Hey Siri on iPhone works, Siri is basically always listening to you and your surroundings, if the Hey Siri feature is enabled. This is necessary to hear the “Hey Siri” activation word so that Siri knows to pick up the command you give to it, and the always on … Read More
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.
If you’re accustomed to using iCloud to keep your photos synced between your iPhone, Mac, or even Windows PC, you may not be familiar with the process of transferring pictures off of the iPhone without using iCloud. This tutorial will walk through the steps required to get pictures from your iPhone to your computer, without … Read More
If you have an iPhone or iPad you may already be familiar with adding widgets to the Home Screen of iOS and iPadOS, but a lesser known trick is that you can create a stack of widgets that you can flip through to see different widgets and data.
This is a cool little convenience feature that is not widely known; the Messages app on iPhone and iPad will prompt you to send photos if someone asks for them. The Messages app has become significantly more intelligent in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS for iPhone and iPad, and now, alongside the usual … Read More
iOS 17.1.2 has been released for iPhone users, along with iPadOS 17.1.2 for iPad. The small software update includes security fixes and is recommended for all users to install onto their eligible devices. It is unclear if any bug fixes are included in the release, as none are mentioned in the release notes, which are … Read More
The latest versions of iOS for iPhone default to enabling a feature called SharePlay, which allows you to easily share Spotify, Apple Music, Podcasts, and many other media experiences, easily with whoever you’re having a FaceTime audio or FaceTime video call with. While this feature can be convenient for the intended purposes, it can also … Read More
The Instacart app for iPhone is convenient in that it allows you to shop for groceries and other items and have them delivered (if you live in a major city anyway), but like an ever-growing number of iPhone apps, it defaults to pelting you with annoying sales, promotional, and marketing notifications that are completely unrelated … Read More
Did you know your iPhone will let you know if a wi-fi network is available to join nearby? This feature of iOS is relatively new, and it’s interesting in that it will specifically focus on public wi-fi networks are popular and being used by others that are nearby.
Don’t want to have certain gestures trigger FaceTime Reactions? Don’t want an on-screen emoji to appear when you give a thumbs up to the camera, or maybe you don’t want a peace sign made with your hands to trigger a bunch of balloons appearing on your video chat? Then you can turn the FaceTime Reactions … Read More
Apple has introduced all new reaction gestures for FaceTime on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, meaning if you make certain hand gestures, symbols, or movements, you will trigger a digital effect reaction. For example, if you make a thumbs up gesture with your hand, a thumbs up emoji will appear on the screen, or if … Read More
Stickers are a fun and creative way to enhance your iMessage experience, and the latest versions of iOS support a feature that allow you to easily make your own stickers from any of your own photos, right from your iPhone. For example, maybe you have a picture of a great dog or cat, or yourself, … Read More
StandBy Mode is perhaps the most interesting feature for iPhone users who update to iOS 17, transforming the iPhone into a customizable display clock whenever the iPhone is placed horizontally and is charging. With StandBy Mode, your iPhone can become a table clock, a photo frame, an information display, amongst other possibilities, and since it’s … Read More
Apple has released iOS 17.1.1 for iPhone, along with iPadOS 17.1.1 for iPad. The point release updates offer bug fixes and security enhancements, and are therefore recommended for all users to install on their devices. Specifically, iOS 17.1.1 fixes an issue where the Lock Screen Weather widget may not display snow correctly, and an issue … Read More
Contact Posters are a feature added to iPhone with iOS 17 and newer, that allow you to choose a custom photo, poster, and name that appears when you call another iPhone user (or send them a message). These personalized Contact Posters can be a fun way to further customize your iPhone experience, and they’re unique … Read More
WhatsApp now offers the ability to edit sent messages, a convenient feature for correcting typos, errors, mistakes, or hastily sent messages that you soon regret. If you’re ever in this situation and using WhatsApp, there’s no need to freak out, because you can simply edit the message, correct or modify whatever you typed or sent, … Read More
Dropping a pin on Google Maps allows you to mark a location on the map for sharing with others, for saving that spot for yourself to reference later, or even for getting directions to that pinned location. It’s a very useful feature of Google Maps that has wide applications, so if you’re a Google Maps … Read More
Your iPhone can help to decipher those crazy laundry symbols on your clothes, but if you didn’t know that, you’re certainly not alone. Anyone who has ever done laundry in their lifetime has undoubtedly looked at the back of a clothing tag and seen a variety of symbols, some of which may seem sort obvious, … Read More
You can use the built-in microphone on your iPhone as an external microphone on your Mac, thanks to the Continuity Camera feature of MacOS. Yes, the same feature that allows you to use iPhone as a FaceTime camera on a Mac also lets you just tap into the microphone if you’d like to. The iPhone … Read More