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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iOS 16 Battery Life Draining Fast on iPhone? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

Sep 16, 2022 - 21 Comments
iOS 16 battery life

Some iPhone users who have recently installed the iOS 16 update may feel like their battery life is draining much faster than it was before. And truth be told, it very well may be! If you’re experiencing rapid battery drain on an iPhone after installing iOS 16, there’s likely a reason for that, and fortunately … Read More

7 of the Best iOS 16 Features to Check Out Right Away

Sep 15, 2022 - 6 Comments
iOS 16 best features

iOS 16 is here for iPhone users, and it’s a nice update with some handy features that you’re sure to appreciate. By far the biggest and most flashy new feature is the ability to customize the lock screen, but there are also many smaller useful features, including marking messages as unread, editing messages, unsending messages, … Read More

How to Leave the iOS 16 Beta Testing Program

Sep 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Are you in the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta testing programs and want to stop getting beta updates now that the final version is out? Whether you’re in the public beta or developer beta, you can leave the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta programs at any time by removing the beta profile from … Read More

How to Prepare Your iPhone for iOS 16

Sep 13, 2022 - 3 Comments
iOS 16.2

Now that the iOS 16 upgrade is available, you may be like many users who haven’t yet taken the time to update their device quite yet. If so, you’re certainly not alone, since not everyone is enthralled by installing system software updates or centers their life around doing so. But before you do go updating … Read More

iOS 15.7 & iPadOS 15.7 Update Released with Security Fixes

Sep 13, 2022 - 3 Comments
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15

Apple has released iOS 15.7 and iPadOS 15.7 for iPhone and iPad users. The update is available to iPhone users as an alternative to the freshly released iOS 16 update for iPhone, and offers security fixes for iPad users given that iPadOS 16 is not available until next month. Most iPhone users should simply install … Read More

iOS 16 Available to Download Now

Sep 12, 2022 - 2 Comments
iOS 16 update download available now

iOS 16 has been officially released and is now available for all iPhone users to download and install now. The iOS 16 release has some exciting new features, like the totally revamped lock screen that allows for customization with widgets and different fonts, new Focus modes tied to lock screens, undo sending of messages, editing … Read More

Listen to Long Audio Messages Easier on iPhone with This Trick

Sep 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Scrub voice messages on iPhone

Ever get sent a lengthy audio message to your iPhone and while you’re listening to it, the screen turns off and the voice audio message is interrupted, forcing you go to re-listen to the entire thing again? That’s annoying, right? The next time you get sent a long audio message to your iPhone, use this … Read More

How to Unlock iPhone With Your Voice

Sep 8, 2022 - 6 Comments
How to Unlock iPhone or iPad With Your Voice

Have you ever wanted to unlock your iPhone with just your voice? In that case, you may be excited to learn that it’s possible to do that, thanks to a little known Accessibility feature.

iOS 16 GM Released to Download for iPhone Beta Testers

Sep 7, 2022 - Leave a Comment
iOS 16 GM download

Apple has released the iOS 16 GM candidate for all users in the beta testing programs, days ahead of the planned public release. GM builds are typically the finalized beta version of system software that matches what is released to the general public. The iOS 16 GM update is available to download right away for … Read More

How to Hard Lock an iPhone to Prevent Unauthorized Biometric Access

Sep 1, 2022 - 13 Comments
Hard Lock an iPhone

If you’re ever in a situation where you are concerned about unauthorized biometric access to your iPhone, for example, someone holding your iPhone up to your face to unlock it with Face ID, or someone forcing you to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone, you can prevent that unauthorized … Read More

iOS 12.5.6 Update Released for Older iPhones & iPads with Important Security Fix

Aug 31, 2022 - 1 Comment
Prepare for iOS 12 update

Apple has issued an important security update to older model iPhones and iPads that are not able to run the latest iOS 15 operating system. iOS 12.5.6 includes important security patches, and should be installed on any older model device that is eligible to receive the update, and that can not install iOS 15.6.1, which … Read More

How to Change the Font of a Webpage in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Aug 30, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Change the Font of a Webpage in Safari

Have you ever wanted to customize the font seen on a webpage? Maybe you have a preferred font that you want to see while you’re reading, or the font on a particular webpage is difficult to read? In that case, you’ll be excited to know that you can now do this on your iPhone or … Read More

iOS 16 Beta 8 Available for Testing (New Public Beta too)

Aug 29, 2022 - 1 Comment
iOS 16 beta 8 update

Apple has issued the eighth beta of iOS 16 for users enrolled in the iPhone beta testing program. The latest beta is available for both developer beta and public beta users. With iPhone 14 expected to launch in the coming weeks, it’s likely that iOS 16 beta 8 will be very close to the final … Read More

Remove Dictation Button from Safari Address Bar on iPhone & iPad

Aug 24, 2022 - 1 Comment
Remove the microphone dictation button from Safari search bar on iPhone or iPad

You may have noticed a microphone button in the address bar of Safari on iPhone or iPad, and when the microphone icon is tapped it will activate dictation, turning your voice into text. Many users may accidentally tap on the microphone dictation button in Safari on iPhone or iPad, and thus may want to disable … Read More

How to Access Reader Mode in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Aug 23, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to access Reader mode on Safari for iPhone

Reader Mode in Safari is a fantastic feature for Safari on iPhone and iPad that lets you more easily read just about any web page, and works particularly great on longer articles or pages with a lot of clutter. Basically Reader mode will strip away any and all other page content except for the article … Read More

How to Unsubscribe from Public Calendars on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Aug 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Unsubscribe from Public Calendars on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Are you subscribed to multiple public calendars to follow holidays and other important events? If you change your mind and you no longer wish to see these calendar events, you’ll need to unsubscribe from the calendar.

How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone & iPad

Aug 19, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Need to know the word count of a document you’re working on in Pages? Word counts can help you determine how long something that you’re writing, whether for school, work, or personal. This is a feature that a lot of users would like to have, but for whatever reason the Pages app doesn’t show this … Read More

iOS 15.6.1 & iPadOS 15.6.1 Updates Released with Security Fix

Aug 17, 2022 - 3 Comments

Apple has released iOS 15.6.1 for iPhone, and iPadOS 15.6.1 for iPad. The small software updates include important security fixes and are therefore recommended for all iPhone and iPad users to install onto their devices. No new features or changes are expected in the update. Separately, Mac users also will find macOS Monterey 12.5.1 update … Read More

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