Overwhelmed by Apps? Use iOS 14’s App Library to Manage Your Home Screens

Many of us have been using iPhones for years, and apps we bought or downloaded long ago molder in corners of our Home screens. Even if you haven’t played Flappy Bird in years, its pixelated icon still stares glumly at you every time you peer at its Home screen, and it’s far from alone. [...]

By |2020-12-23T16:06:51-04:00January 15th, 2021|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Overwhelmed by Apps? Use iOS 14’s App Library to Manage Your Home Screens

Pinch to Zoom in All Photos View in iOS 14

Photos in iOS 14 provides four views of your library: Years, Months, Days, and All Photos. For the first three, Photos picks representative images that may not include particular shots you’re looking for. The All Photos view shows everything, but it can be overwhelming. What’s not apparent is that you can navigate All Photos [...]

By |2020-12-23T15:49:03-04:00December 29th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Pinch to Zoom in All Photos View in iOS 14

New Back Tap Feature in iOS 14 Provides Two Customizable Shortcuts

We all have things we do regularly on our iPhones, whether it’s checking the weather, searching Google, or invoking the magnifier. Apple has long provided ways of making your most common actions easier to access. You might put an app on your Dock, open Control Center, or take advantage of the triple-press Accessibility shortcut. [...]

By |2020-11-13T19:06:15-04:00December 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Back Tap Feature in iOS 14 Provides Two Customizable Shortcuts

Amazing New Tips for Rearranging Apps on Your iPhone or iPad

You’ve likely seen our tip on using the Dock on an iPhone or iPad as a temporary holding place that makes rearranging apps easier. We’ve learned two new tips that help even more! First, you can move multiple apps at once. Start by touching an app, waiting to feel a tap, and then moving [...]

By |2020-11-13T19:02:33-04:00December 8th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Amazing New Tips for Rearranging Apps on Your iPhone or iPad

Home Screen Widgets Take Center Stage in iOS 14

A significant new feature in iOS 14 is Home screen widgets, information-rich tiles that share space on a Home screen with app icons. iPhone users familiar with Google’s Android smartphone operating system have long clamored for widgets because they provide quick information at a glance, without having to launch an app or swipe right [...]

By |2020-11-13T19:00:52-04:00December 4th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Home Screen Widgets Take Center Stage in iOS 14

Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

Harvest season is here again, and Apple has deemed iOS 14 (along with iPadOS 14, watchOS 7, and tvOS 14) ready for the picking. Although the betas have been pretty stable and no major problems have appeared in the first few days, we still recommend waiting at least a few weeks before installing via [...]

By |2020-09-22T07:28:38-04:00September 22nd, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Our Four Favorite Features of iOS 14

Want to Make Your iPhone and Apple Watch Easier to Read?

If you have 20/20 vision or are still wondering why your parents have reading glasses, count yourself lucky. But if you’re like many people—over 60 percent of the population by some estimates, including most people over 45—reading the tiny text on your iPhone or Apple Watch might be impossible if you don’t happen to [...]

By |2020-08-05T16:09:07-04:00September 4th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Want to Make Your iPhone and Apple Watch Easier to Read?

Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Sure, you know that the Space bar in the iOS virtual keyboard types a space character. But did you realize that if you tap it twice, it inserts a period? (Probably, but if not, now you do.) That’s to make it easier to provide proper punctuation, which will have the added benefit of irritating [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:57:16-04:00September 1st, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Two Quick Tricks You Can Use with the iOS Space Bar

Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

People whose iPhones or iPads have relatively little free space have long struggled with the fact that iOS likes to download updates so they’ll be ready for installation. “Who wants to wait for a long download?” Apple thought. Unfortunately, lots of people do. The problem is that if you don’t want to update right [...]

By |2020-08-05T15:52:05-04:00August 18th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use This New Setting to Prevent iOS Updates from Consuming Precious Space

Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily

If you have lots of apps on your iPhone or iPad, rearranging their icons on your Home screens by dragging from page to page is tedious. Although the new App Library promised for iOS 14 later this year will help you find apps, rearranging them will still be a manual process. To make organizing [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:16:03-04:00August 11th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Rearrange Icons on Your iPhone or iPad Home Screens More Easily
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