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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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Fix for “No Active Device Used For Your Location” on iPhone Error

Jan 30, 2024 - Leave a Comment
Fix location sharing issues on iPhone with Find My

Some iPhone users have discovered they are not able to share their location in Messages or Find My, and instead get an error message stating “No Active Device Used For Your Location. You can check your settings in Find My.” This issue, when present, prevents the user from sharing your location, until it has been … Read More

Fix AirPrint Not Working with iOS 17 Update

Jan 25, 2024 - 1 Comment
AirPrint on iPhone and iPad

A fair number of iPhone and iPad users are reporting that using AirPrint is no longer working on their device since updating to iOS 17 and iPadOS 17, or a later update to those operating systems (like iOS 17.2, etc). For many users impacted by this problem, the AirPrint compatible printer disappears after you select … Read More

Fix Step Count in Health App Updating Slowly on iPhone

Jan 19, 2024 - 1 Comment
iPhone Health app

If you’re the type of person who likes to keep track of their daily step count by using iPhone as a step counter, it is frustrating when the iPhone Health app step counter does not update as frequently as you’d like. Additionally, there are some challenges that are linked to specific step counts, and many … Read More

How to Change Default Notification Sound on iPhone

Jan 16, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to change the default alert sound on iPhone

One of the fun ways to customize your iPhone experience is to change the default alert sound effect to something you like or prefer. For a long time, the default alert sound effect was Tri-Tone and could not be changed, and then with later iOS releases Apple changed the default alert sound to the Rebound … Read More

How to Disable Journaling Suggestions on iPhone

Jan 13, 2024 - 5 Comments
How to disable Journal Suggestions on iPhone

The iPhone now has a Journal app, where you can jot down your day, highlights, including notes, pictures, videos, workouts from Apple Watch, and more, plus the Journal app even has journaling suggestions that are available as well. If you don’t find the suggestions of what to write about or journal about to be particularly … Read More

How to Restore & Reopen All Closed Tabs in Safari on iPad

Jan 10, 2024 - 2 Comments
Restore closed tabs in Safari

If you’ve accidentally closed tons of Safari tabs on iPad or iPhone and want to restore them, or you lost all of your Safari tabs by trying to create a Safari Tab Group (a surprisingly common occurrence, what a feature bug), you are probably desperately wondering how you can recover and reopen all closed tabs … Read More

How to Use Voice with ChatGPT on iPhone

Jan 6, 2024 - Leave a Comment
How to use voice chat with ChatGPT on iPhone

The official ChatGPT app for iPhone includes a voice feature, letting you speak with the chat bot and hear answers back from high quality voice options. Voice chat with ChatGPT lets you have hands-free interactions with ChatGPT, and can be very useful for a wide variety of purposes. If you haven’t used voice chat with … Read More

How to Copy Pictures from iPhone to PC Without iCloud

Jan 5, 2024 - 4 Comments
How to transfer photos from iPhone to Windows PC without using iCloud

If you have an iPhone with iCloud, and you also have a Windows PC that does not have iCloud setup, you may still want to copy the pictures off of the iPhone to the PC. This is a common situation that not everyone is familiar with, so we’re going to take the opportunity to demonstrate … Read More

How to Disable Inline Text Predictions on iPhone & iPad

Jan 4, 2024 - 1 Comment
How to disable inline text typing predictions on iPhone or iPad

The latest versions of iPhone and iPad system software include a feature that offers predictive typing, with typing suggestions shown inline as light gray words that are ahead of your cursor as you type. For example, if you’re typing “how ar” you might see the inline prediction suggest “how are you” as a way to … Read More

iOS 16.7.4 and iPadOS 16.7.4 Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

Dec 20, 2023 - Leave a Comment
iOS 16.6 update

Apple has released iOS 16.7.4 for older iPhone and iPadOS 16.7.4 for older iPad models that are not updating to iOS 17.2.1 or iPadOS 17.2.1. Specifically, iOS 16.7.4 and iPadOS 16.7.4 are available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation. The software … Read More

iOS 17.2.1 Update Released for iPhone with Bug Fixes

Dec 19, 2023 - 6 Comments
iOS 17.2.1 and iPadOS 17.2.1 updates released

Apple has released iOS 17.2.1 for iPhone. The small point release updates are said to include important but unspecific bug fixes for those devices, and is therefore recommended for all users to install. Separately, Apple also released a similar update for Mac as macOS Sonoma 14.2.1, and for older iPhone and iPad models versioned as … Read More

Why is My iPhone Playing Music Randomly? Here’s a Fix

Dec 18, 2023 - 5 Comments
Stop iPhone randomly playing music when locked

Some iPhone users may discover their iPhone is randomly playing music, sometimes from within a pocket, or a purse, from a lap, or when being held in a hand but otherwise not in use. An iPhone may begin to randomly play music even when the iPhone is locked, making this a frustrating and potentially embarrassing … Read More

iOS 16.7.3 and iPadOS 16.7.3 Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models

Dec 13, 2023 - 5 Comments
iOS 16.6 update

iOS 16.7.3 and iPadOS 16.7.3 for iPhone and iPad have been released for users who are not updating to iOS 17.2 or iPadOS 17.2, either because they have not yet updated, are not able to run iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 on their devices, or because they are not interested in doing so. Specifically, the … Read More

iOS 17.2 Update for iPhone Released with Journal app, PDF Autofill, Messages Catch-up, etc

Dec 11, 2023 - 1 Comment
iOS 17.2 software update

iOS 17.2 update for iPhone, and iPadOS 17.2 for iPad, have been released by Apple. iOS 17.2 includes the Journal app for iPhone, while both iOS 17.2 and iPadOS 17.2 include PDF autofill capabilities, some improvements to Messages app like the ability to add stickers from contextual menus in messages and a catch-up arrow, new … Read More

How to Upload High Quality Video & Photos to Instagram for iPhone

Dec 9, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Instagram icon

Instagram is a very popular photo sharing and video sharing social network where users post photos, videos, reels, and stories, but, curiously, by default Instagram does not upload the highest quality photos or videos. Instead, a buried settings option allows you to enable high quality uploads of photos and videos to Instagram. If you feel … Read More

How to Stop iPhone Siri Listening to You

Dec 7, 2023 - 2 Comments
Stop Siri on iPhone Listening to You

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

How to Transfer Photos from iPhone to Mac Without iCloud

Dec 6, 2023 - 15 Comments
How to copy photos from iPhone without using iCloud

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

How to Add Widgets to Stacks on iPhone & iPad Home Screen

Dec 4, 2023 - Leave a Comment
Add widgets to stacks on iPhone and iPad

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.

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