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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7 Useful Reasons to Use AirPlane Mode on iPhone

May 24, 2023 - 9 Comments
When and why to use AirPlane Mode on iPhone

While AirPlane Mode for iPhone has been around since the earliest days of the device, many users still do not understand how the feature works, or why it is potentially useful. With that in mind, we’re going to review a variety of genuinely useful reasons you may wish to use AirPlane Mode on an iPhone. … Read More

How to Access Bing GPT Chatbot from Microsoft Edge on iPhone & iPad

May 20, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Using the Bing AI ChatGPT chat bot in Edge for iPhone and iPad

The latest versions of Microsoft Edge web browser for iPhone and iPad, and the Bing search engine itself, include integrated AI-powered chatbots that can be accessed and queried at anhy time. Why not take advantage of these powerful AI features and give them a try yourself? The Bing GPT chatbot is highly competent, offering yet … Read More

iOS 16.5 & iPadOS 16.5 Update Released to Download

May 18, 2023 - Leave a Comment
iOS 16.5 update

Apple has released iOS 16.5 for all eligible iPhone users, and iPadOS 16.5 for iPad. The software update includes mostly bug fixes, but also includes a few minor changes and additions. Specifically, iOS 16.5 includes a new LGTBQ+ pride celebration wallpaper, along with a “Sports” tab for News app, and the ability to start screen … Read More

How to Get Alerts if Smoke Alarm is Detected by Homepod

May 18, 2023 - 1 Comment
Enable the Smoke Alarm detector with HomePod

HomePod Mini and the newer HomePod models offer sound recognition features that can recognize smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and you can set these devices to send you a notification if either of these alarm sounds is detected by your HomePod. With this feature setup, if your HomePod or HomePod Mini detects the sound … Read More

How to Use the Analog Stopwatch on iPhone

May 14, 2023 - 2 Comments
How to access the analog stopwatch on iPhone

The iPhone Stopwatch feature is widely used by many people for everything from exercise, cooking, games, timers, health, and anything else requiring timing of durations. You can switch the appearance of the Stopwatch in Clock app on iPhone to an analog face, complete with a standard watch face with moving watch hands. Analog stopwatches are … Read More

How to Use ChatGPT on iPhone

May 10, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use ChatGPT on iPhone

Want to use ChatGPT on your iPhone? It’s easy to tap into the incredible power of ChatGPT from anywhere, as long as you have your iPhone with you. ChatGPT will generate human-like text and responses that is leaps and bounds far more impressive than anything offered by Siri (or Alexa for that matter), offering you … Read More

Make Siri Listen Longer for Commands on iPhone & iPad

May 6, 2023 - 1 Comment
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If you ever find that Siri is cutting you off in the middle of you issuing a command to the virtual assistance, you may want to change the “Siri Pause Time” setting to a longer duration of time. You can easily adjust how long Siri will pause for a command on the iPhone or iPad, … Read More

Fix iPhone Quick Start Not Working: 6 Troubleshooting Tips

May 4, 2023 - 1 Comment

Quick Start is the fantastic feature that allows users to easily transfer data from an old iPhone or iPad to a new iPhone or iPad, seamlessly, wirelessly, and with minimal effort. While Quick Start typically automatically opens when you get a new iPhone or iPad and you’re beginning to set it up, it doesn’t always … Read More

Security Response Updates for MacOS 13.3.1, iOS 16.4.1, iPadOS 16.4.1 Released

May 1, 2023 - 7 Comments
Security Response Updates for iOS, iPadOS, MacOS

Apple has released the first rapid security response updates for MacOS Ventura 13.3.1, iOS 16.4.1, and iPadOS 16.4.1. The security updates are said to include important security fixes and are therefore recommended for all eligible users to download and install onto their Mac, iPhone, or iPad. The purpose of Rapid Security Response updates are to … Read More

How to Remove a Rapid Security Response Update on iPhone or iPad

May 1, 2023 - 12 Comments
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Apple uses Rapid Security Response Updates to deploy critical fixes to security issues, and these updates are pushed to your iPhone or iPad automatically by default. While this is generally a good thing, since these little micro-updates are installed to protect your device from critical security issues, and installing them does not even require the … Read More

Devices Compatible with Live Text, Visual Lookup, & Camera Translate

Apr 30, 2023 - 2 Comments
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Many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users may be interested in using various features related to Live Text, Visual Lookup, and Camera Translate, but not all hardware will support these features. Live Text, which allows you to select text from photos and images, Visual Lookup, which allows you to identify objects found in photos and images, … Read More

How to Dim Flashing Lights in Videos on iPhone & iPad

Apr 28, 2023 - 1 Comment
Automatically dim flashing lights in videos on iPhone and iPad

Videos that feature flashing lights or strobe effects can be annoying to almost everyone, but for people with epilepsy those type of videos can be potentially dangerous. The iPhone and iPad have a handy accessibility feature that will automatically detect and dim any flashing lights or strobe effects when seen in videos.

Enable a Page Turning Effect on Books for iPhone & iPad

Apr 27, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Get Page Curl animations back in iPhone and iPad Books app

Want to have a fancy page turning animation effect when you turn a page in the Books app for iPhone or iPad? You can adjust the page turning style in the Books app to resemble the literal turning of a page, and get a nice flashback to skeuomorphic design user experience thanks to a settings … Read More

Fix “Application Error: A Client-side Exception has Occurred” in Safari

Apr 18, 2023 - 1 Comment
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Occasionally, when browsing the web you may see a website fail to load or interrupt with an error message that says “Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).” Let’s dive into what this error message means, and how to fix it in Safari, whether you’re on a Mac, … Read More

How to Sync Google Contacts to iPhone or iPad

Apr 15, 2023 - Leave a Comment
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Do you have a bunch of contacts in Gmail or with a Google account that you want to sync to your iPhone or iPad? While you may have already added a Gmail account to your iPhone or iPad when setting up email, if you didn’t choose to toggle Contacts to sync, then you may not … Read More

How to Connect PS5 DualSense Edge Controller to iPhone or iPad

Apr 14, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use PS5 Controller on iPhone or iPad

The Playstation 5 DualSense Edge controller is a popular game controller that is obviously used for the PS5, but you can also use the PS5 DualSense Edge controller for gaming with an iPhone or iPad if you’d like to. Gaming in iOS or iPadOS with a game controller can really improve the playing experience for … Read More

How to Change Calendar Event to iCloud on iPhone & iPad

Apr 13, 2023 - 1 Comment
Change an event from local to iCloud Calendar on iPhone or iPad

Sometimes when adding an event to Calendar on iPhone or iPad, you may unintentionally add the event to the calendar on your local device, rather than to iCloud. This is often why a calendar event appears to not sync with other Apple devices, because if the event is stored in a calendar set to “On … Read More

How to Use Intercom on HomePod Mini from iPhone or iPad

Apr 12, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Use Intercom with HomePod

Did you know the HomePod Mini and HomePod can double as an intercom for your household? You can use the intercom feature to speak and the message will be broadcast to the HomePod from any iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

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