New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Taking photos is a popular use of the iPhone, and Apple has said that the improved cameras gave this year’s iPhone 11 Pro models their “Pro” designation. But Apple continually works to improve the Photos app as well. Taking great photos is only half the job—you also have to be able to find, edit, [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:27:46-04:00December 6th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Organization and Editing in Photos in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

By default, most iPhones and iPads ship with Apple’s tiny 5-watt power adapters. They work, but not quickly. However, the iPhone 8 and later, all models of the iPad Pro, and the most recent iPad Air and iPad mini models support fast charging when connected to higher wattage power adapters. You may have an [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:25:41-04:00December 3rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Need to Charge Your iPhone or iPad More Quickly? Get a Higher Wattage Power Adapter

Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

A small but welcome new feature of iOS 13 is Driving ETA, which helps you share your estimated time of arrival with a contact whenever you’re navigating with the Maps app. To use Driving ETA, start navigating to a destination in Maps, tap Share ETA at the bottom of the screen, and pick the [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:19:00-04:00November 26th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use the Driving ETA Feature in iOS 13’s Maps App to Share Your Arrival Time

Be Careful in iOS 13’s Mail App—the Trash Button Is Where Reply Used to Be!

For unknown reasons, Apple redesigned the toolbar in the iOS 13 version of Mail. Such things happen, but this time, Apple made a big mistake and moved Mail’s Trash button to where its Reply button used to be. Lots of people who have become accustomed to tapping Reply are now finding themselves deleting messages [...]

By |2019-11-02T11:08:55-04:00November 12th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Be Careful in iOS 13’s Mail App—the Trash Button Is Where Reply Used to Be!

iOS 13 Makes Editing Text Easier

Let’s be honest—text editing in iOS has never been anywhere near as good as it is on the Mac. We may be more accustomed to our mice and keyboards, but the Multi-Touch interface has always been clumsy when it comes to text. Apple keeps trying to improve iOS’s text editing features, and iOS 13 [...]

By |2019-10-02T11:20:16-04:00October 11th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 13 Makes Editing Text Easier

How to Get Custom Alerts for Email from Your VIPs

Few people get so little email that they want an iPhone notification for every message that rolls in. But many of us have just a couple of people—our personal VIPs—whose messages are important enough to warrant an alert. If that’s true for you, and you want to know right away when your boss or [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:05:06-04:00October 1st, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on How to Get Custom Alerts for Email from Your VIPs

Use AirPods to Improve Your Hearing

An ever-increasing number of people have hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise and age. If you’re in that group, but don’t yet need hearing aids, try using your AirPods to help you hear better in certain situations. iOS’s Live Listen feature uses your iPhone’s mic to pick up specific sounds and then [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:57:27-04:00September 3rd, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Use AirPods to Improve Your Hearing

Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Apple has put a lot of effort into Mail, providing lots of features you can employ to get through your email more quickly. But one of the most effective ways to improve your email productivity has nothing to do with an app. Instead, train yourself to write better email and you’ll cut down on [...]

By |2019-08-28T23:56:50-04:00August 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Six Tips for Writing Better Email

Migrate Your Data from an Old iPhone to a New One with iOS 12.4’s New Feature

Most people are probably waiting until September to buy a new iPhone, but Apple is laying the groundwork for making the migration from an old phone to a new one even easier this time around. In iOS 12.4, Apple introduced a new way to migrate your data directly from one iPhone to another. This [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:47:09-04:00August 27th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Migrate Your Data from an Old iPhone to a New One with iOS 12.4’s New Feature

Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave

An ever-increasing number of Web sites boost their security via two-factor authentication (2FA), which requires you to type in a short numeric code to complete a login after entering your username and password. It’s a big win because that code is generated on the fly and is good for only a short time (often [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:58:08-04:00August 23rd, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Learn How to Autofill SMS Login Codes in iOS 12 and Mojave