What to Do If You Run Low on iCloud Storage Space

By default, Apple gives every iCloud user 5 GB of storage space. That disappears quickly, given how it’s shared between iCloud Mail, iCloud Drive, iCloud Photos, Messages, and iCloud-enabled apps. Apple will, of course, sell you more iCloud space. $0.99 per month gets you 50 GB, $2.99 per month provides 200 GB, and for [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:39:16-04:00April 3rd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on What to Do If You Run Low on iCloud Storage Space

Set Your Preferred Name and Photo for Messages in iOS 13

In your list of conversations in Messages, you probably have lots of people who have generic icons next to their names or numbers. You likely look like that to other people as well, but a new feature in iOS 13 lets you share your preferred name and avatar picture with other iMessage users (blue-bubble [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:22:29-04:00March 31st, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Set Your Preferred Name and Photo for Messages in iOS 13

Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Are you overwhelmed by email? Is your Inbox filled with promotions, special offers, and the like? These messages aren’t spam—you almost always bought something from the company or have some sort of relationship with the sender—but that doesn’t mean you want to hear from them repeatedly. Luckily, it’s easy to get off the lists of [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:17:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Unsubscribe from Marketing Email to Lighten Your Inbox Load

Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

As of this writing, the respiratory disease COVID-19 has caused nearly 3000 deaths and infected over 80,000 people worldwide. There are relatively few cases in North America currently, but that could increase significantly. For high-quality information about COVID-19, turn to the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For [...]

By |2020-03-06T21:29:20-04:00March 13th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Preparing Your Organization for a Possible COVID-19 Quarantine

The Fastest Way to Change Wi-Fi Networks in iOS 13

Historically, picking a new Wi-Fi network has required you to open the Settings app and tap Wi-Fi, forcing you to unlock your iPhone or switch away from what you were doing. In iOS 13, however, Apple added a better way to connect to a new Wi-Fi network. Open Control Center (swipe down from the [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:31:13-04:00March 10th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Fastest Way to Change Wi-Fi Networks in iOS 13

Learn How to Examine Your iPhone’s Battery Usage

A common question we hear is, “Why is my iPhone/iPad battery draining so fast?” Luckily, Apple provides tools that help you see exactly how your iPhone uses its battery over the last 24 hours and—with less detail—over each of the last 10 days. Plus, you can tweak settings that will improve battery life, both [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:26:10-04:00March 6th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Examine Your iPhone’s Battery Usage

Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13

Ever wanted to take a photo of a receipt and circle the item for which you should be reimbursed? Or perhaps you’d like to put some text or a speech balloon on a photo? You can do all that and much more using iOS 13’s Markup tools. They’re available when you take a screenshot, [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:20:57-04:00February 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How to Mark Up Photos and Screenshots with Text and Graphics in iOS 13

Is Your iPhone Reporting “No Service” When You Know There’s a Signal?

Have you ever seen the dreaded “No Service” label at the top of your iPhone’s screen, even when you’re pretty sure there should be cellular reception? It’s not common, but the iPhone’s cellular radio can occasionally get confused. Luckily, you can easily fix the problem. Open Control Center (swipe down from the upper-right corner [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:17:17-04:00February 25th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Is Your iPhone Reporting “No Service” When You Know There’s a Signal?

To Prevent Spearfishing, Set a PIN or Passcode on Your Cell Phone Account

Spearfishing. It’s no longer just a tropical ocean sport that could provide seafood for dinner. In today’s tech world, spearfishing is when someone targets you specifically, usually with the goal of taking over your online accounts. Once that’s done, the attacker will try to siphon money from your bank account, impersonate you in an [...]

By |2020-02-10T14:14:09-04:00February 21st, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on To Prevent Spearfishing, Set a PIN or Passcode on Your Cell Phone Account

AirDrop Reception Not Working? Here’s the Likely Fix

AirDrop has become a fast and reliable way to transfer data from one iPhone to another that’s nearby. Just tap the share icon and in iOS 13’s activity view, either tap an AirDrop shortcut in the top row or tap AirDrop in the second row and select choose a person or device in the [...]

By |2020-01-04T05:26:03-04:00February 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on AirDrop Reception Not Working? Here’s the Likely Fix