View and Copy Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 16

The iPhone and iPad have long allowed you to share Wi-Fi passwords with other nearby devices and people as long as they were in your Contacts list. But you couldn’t see those passwords, which is handy for sharing with non-Apple users and devices. In iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, you can now view and [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:57:02-04:00November 29th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on View and Copy Saved Wi-Fi Passwords in iOS 16

Share Airline Boarding Passes Using Wallet and AirDrop

It’s common for one person in a family to handle booking airline tickets and thus to be in charge of checking in for the flight online and downloading boarding passes. If that’s you, what’s the best way to send each iPhone-wielding person in your family their own boarding pass? Rather than tussle with sharing [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:53:30-04:00November 22nd, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Share Airline Boarding Passes Using Wallet and AirDrop

Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

Next time you’re flying to visit your Apple-using family or friends, send them your flight number using Messages when you leave. Then they can easily track your flight in the air and see when you’re arriving. Just text them the flight number prefixed with the airline’s abbreviation, like AA for American Airlines, AC for [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:27:23-04:00November 8th, 2022|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Text Flight Numbers to People You’re Visiting So They Can Track Your Flight

Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

Perhaps the most surprising change in the iPhone 14 line, at least in the United States, was the shift from using removable SIM cards to eSIM. SIM cards—SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module—have been a fixture in the mobile phone world for many years because they provide the unique identification necessary to connect a subscriber [...]

By |2022-11-03T11:24:59-04:00November 4th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Apple Is Driving the iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know

watchOS 9’s New Low Power Mode Could Help Older Apple Watches

Until watchOS 9, Low Power Mode on the Apple Watch turned the smartwatch into a dumb watch that only told the time. With watchOS 9 on an Apple Watch Series 4 or later, however, a new Low Power Mode reduces the watch’s capabilities while keeping it largely functional. It turns off the Always-On display, [...]

By |2022-10-04T11:04:49-04:00October 18th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on watchOS 9’s New Low Power Mode Could Help Older Apple Watches

New Messages Features in iOS 16: Mark as Unread, Edit Messages, Undo Send, Report Junk, and More

After years of user requests, Apple has finally beefed up Messages with a few welcome features—options to mark conversations as unread for later reference, edit messages after they’ve been sent, and undo sending entirely. Plus, when you delete junk texts in Messages, you can now report them to Apple and your carrier, and you [...]

By |2022-10-04T11:20:34-04:00October 14th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on New Messages Features in iOS 16: Mark as Unread, Edit Messages, Undo Send, Report Junk, and More

Bring Back the Battery Percentage Indicator in iOS 16

Back in 2017, when Apple added the notch to the iPhone X for Face ID, the resulting loss of usable screen real estate caused the company to remove the battery percentage indicator from the status area. Since then, you’ve only been able to estimate how much battery life you had left from the icon; [...]

By |2022-10-21T11:13:01-04:00October 11th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Bring Back the Battery Percentage Indicator in iOS 16

The Many New Lock Screen Customizations in iOS 16

iOS 16 has been out for a bit now, and it’s likely safe to upgrade as long as you don’t rely on obsolete apps that might not be compatible. When you take the plunge, the first new feature to check out is the capability to create, customize, and switch among multiple Lock Screens, each [...]

By |2022-10-04T11:16:44-04:00October 7th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on The Many New Lock Screen Customizations in iOS 16

Add Haptic Feedback to the iPhone Keyboard in iOS 16

The iPhone has long been able to play clicking sounds when you tap the keys on the virtual keyboard, but that feedback, while sometimes welcome, can become annoying when you’re trying to be quiet. A new feature in iOS 16 provides haptic feedback—tiny taps you can feel in your fingertips as you tap keys [...]

By |2022-10-04T10:54:51-04:00October 4th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Add Haptic Feedback to the iPhone Keyboard in iOS 16

Read This Article Before Transferring Your Data to a New iPhone

Are you among the millions of people planning to get a new iPhone 14? It’s exciting, we know, but don’t move too fast when getting started with your new iPhone, or you might cause yourself headaches. Instead, follow these instructions once you’re ready to transfer your data to the new iPhone: Make sure you [...]

By |2022-09-01T23:31:05-04:00September 30th, 2022|iOS Tips|Comments Off on Read This Article Before Transferring Your Data to a New iPhone
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