Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

When Apple released iOS 12 in September 2018, the main change for iPad users was a revamped collection of gestures similar to those used by the iPhone X. As it turned out, these new gestures were in preparation for the release of the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models that dropped the Home [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:00:58+00:00February 1st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Have You Learned iOS 12’s New Gestures on the iPad?

Apple Has Disabled Group FaceTime to Prevent Pre-call Eavesdropping

A serious bug has been discovered in Apple’s Group FaceTime multi-person video chat technology. It allows someone to call you via FaceTime and then, with just a few simple steps, listen in on audio from your iPhone, iPad, or Mac while the call is ringing, before you have accepted or rejected it. To prevent [...]

By |2019-01-29T17:56:22+00:00January 30th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Apple Has Disabled Group FaceTime to Prevent Pre-call Eavesdropping

The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS

The Caps Lock key on Mac keyboards often feels extraneous, since it’s easy enough to hold the Shift key while typing multiple capital letters for acronyms like HIPPA or when you want to shout GET OFF MY LAWN! But if you need to do that on an iPhone or iPad, it’s annoying to keep [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:41:38+00:00January 22nd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Secret Trick for Enabling Caps Lock When Typing in iOS

iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

For security reasons, we always recommend that you use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to generate, store, and enter strong passwords in your Web browser. We hope you’ve been doing that because iOS 12 has a fabulous new feature that lets you enter passwords from third-party password managers in addition to iCloud [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:53:14+00:00January 18th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

Two Ways to Convince a Wedged iPhone to Connect to the Internet Again

Every now and then, we’ve seen iPhones stop being able to access the Internet, either via Wi-Fi or a cellular data connection. Assuming that the Internet connection is working for other devices, there are two easy ways to reset your iPhone’s connection and get it working again. First, enable Airplane mode to shut off the [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:36:37+00:00January 8th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Two Ways to Convince a Wedged iPhone to Connect to the Internet Again

Use This Hidden Feature in Safari to Access Tabs on Your Other Apple Devices

Browser tabs. They breed like bunnies, and if you’re like us, you have oodles of tabs open on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad. But you may not know that Safari has a great tab-management feature that lets you access all the open tabs on all your devices. (Make sure to enable the Safari switch [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:41:28+00:00January 2nd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Use This Hidden Feature in Safari to Access Tabs on Your Other Apple Devices

Recover Drive Space by Deleting Old and Unnecessary iOS Device Backups

If you’ve been good about backing up your iOS devices to iTunes on your Mac or to iCloud, give yourself a gold star! Both backup destinations are fine, but there’s one potential downside to iTunes backups: they can consume a lot of space on your Mac’s drive. In iTunes, go to iTunes > Preferences [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:34:10+00:00December 26th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Recover Drive Space by Deleting Old and Unnecessary iOS Device Backups

Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Touch ID lets users register up to five fingers that can unlock an iPhone, which has long been a boon for those who share access to their iPhone with trusted family members. However, users of the iPhone X haven’t been able to give a second person Face ID-based access, forcing those people to wait [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:13:43+00:00December 11th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Did You Know iOS 12 Lets You Add a Second Person to Face ID?

Need to Limit How Much Your Kids Use Their Devices? Use Screen Time in iOS 12

It’s a constant refrain in many homes—a kid clamoring to use an iPad or iPhone to play games, watch videos, or chat with friends. As a parent, you know too much screen time is bad, especially when it affects homework or family dinners. At the same time, an iOS device may be essential for [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:39:11+00:00November 23rd, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Limit How Much Your Kids Use Their Devices? Use Screen Time in iOS 12

Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12

Before iOS 12, you’d tap the camera button in a Messages chat in order to share either a brand-new photo or a photo that had already been taken. In iOS 12, Apple changed things so tapping the camera button only lets you take a fresh photo. To find and send a photo that’s already [...]

By |2018-11-02T13:36:37+00:00November 20th, 2018|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Here’s How Apple Changed Sending a Photo in Messages in iOS 12