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

Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Whenever you tap a link to open a Web page on your iPhone or iPad, it automatically opens a new tab. Having hundreds of tabs open won’t cause any problems but can make working with tabs clumsy. You can close all tabs—touch and hold the tab button and then tap Close All X Tabs—but [...]

By |2020-07-03T15:05:53-04:00July 28th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Prevent Unsightly Tab Buildup in Safari on Your iPhone and iPad

Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

Tired of typing your admin account password whenever you try to install software or change security settings on your Mac? A new feature in macOS 10.15 Catalina removes that requirement for Apple Watch owners. In System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General, select the checkbox for “Use your Apple Watch to unlock apps [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:32:48-04:00July 14th, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Approve App Authentication Requests with Your Apple Watch in Catalina

How to Back Up an iPhone or iPad with Your Mac Running Catalina

One of the most significant changes in macOS 10.15 Catalina was the breakup of the long-standing iTunes app into separate Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. But what about backing up iOS devices, which you also used to do in iTunes? In Catalina, Apple moved this function into the Finder. So if you’ve upgraded to [...]

By |2020-06-16T12:22:07-04:00July 3rd, 2020|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on How to Back Up an iPhone or iPad with Your Mac Running Catalina

Do You Know Who Can Track Your Location? It’s Worth Checking Periodically

Sharing your location works well when you’re out with friends or family and want everyone to be able to see where everyone else is. It’s easy to enable in various spots in iOS 13—in Messages, in Contacts, in the Find My app, and so on. You can share your location for an hour, until [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:31:28-04:00June 16th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Do You Know Who Can Track Your Location? It’s Worth Checking Periodically

Want to Push Some Buttons? Make the Most of Control Center in iOS

Starting back in iOS 11, Apple made Control Center significantly more useful by letting you customize it more to your liking by adding and rearranging buttons. You can even remove a few of the default buttons if they’re just taking up space. Opening and Closing Control Center To open Control Center in iOS 11 [...]

By |2020-05-06T17:37:57-04:00June 12th, 2020|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Want to Push Some Buttons? Make the Most of Control Center in iOS