Quick Tip: How to turn on Wifi or bluetooth even when in Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Did you know you can turn on Airplane Mode on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and also leave Wi-Fi or Bluetooth turned on? Airplane Mode is a great feature that allows you to turn off all of the wireless communications signals on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. This includes the cellular signal (voice and data), bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and Location Services. Airplane mode is perfect for…you guessed it, flying on an airplane. There are also other uses for Airplane Mode, though. For example, you can use it when you have your iOS device plugged into a larger sound Continue Reading →

How to use Reading List on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Reading List is a way to save webpages and articles that you want to read at a later time. It even includes a handy offline reading function so that you can preload a bunch of articles and webpages on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch before you jump on the plane and access all of them even though your iOS device is in airplane mode. Here is how to use Offline Reading List: 1. Open up a webpage on your iOS device in Safari that you want to add to Reading List for later reading. 2. Once the page has loaded, tap Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Shortcut to add a period and start a new sentence on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

There is a simple shortcut that allows you to automatically enter a period and start a new sentence on your iOS device. All you need to do is double tap the space bar when you reach the end of a sentence. This will enter a period at the end of the sentence, put a space after the period and capitalize the first letter of the next word you type. If it doesn’t work for you, you will need to go to the Settings app to enable it. Go to Settings –> General –> Keyboard –> and flip the “.” Shortcut Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: How to find and easily open apps that aren’t on your Home Screen (and contacts, texts, and emails)

As you add more apps to your iPhone, iPad , or iPod Touch, it can become increasingly difficult to locate the apps when you need them. This is especially true if you have created folders for your apps. Thankfully, there is an easy way to search for and open any app on your device (this also works with contacts, texts, emails, and more). If you are running iOS 7 or later, all you need to do is to pull down on the the Home Screen. This will initiate a Spotlight search. Once in Spotlight, just start typing the name of the app Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: How to quickly access toggles, brightness, and music controls on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

At any given time while you are using your iOS device running iOS 7 or later, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to bring up Control Center. This tray gives you access to toggles including Wi-Fi and Rotation Lock, a screen brightness slider, music playback controls, AirDrop settings, and quick shortcuts to apps and, on iPhone, a handy flashlight. This works on the home screen, in apps, and even on the lock screen. For additional quick tips and tricks for iPad (Mini), iPhone, and iPod Touch, click here: Quick Tips    

How to get Siri to set a wakeup alarm and a timer on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Siri is Apple’s personal assistant that was introduced with the iPhone 4S. You can ask Siri all kinds of things using normal sentences. There are a number of requests I make of Siri every day. Two of these are setting a wakeup alarm and a timer. 1. Wakeup Alarm Each night when I go to bed, I ask Siri to set an alarm for me. You can say, “Wake me up at 7am.” Or, you can say, “Set me an alarm for 7:30 in the morning.” Siri will respond by telling you that your alarm is set. You can also Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Shake your iPhone or iPad to Undo

Whenever you make a typing mistake or accidentally delete a string of text on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, there is a simple way to Undo (similar to Edit/Undo on your computer). Simply shake your device side-to-side and a little box will appear asking you if you would like to Undo. Tap the button to Undo your last action. If you want to Redo your last action, shake your device again and you will be given an option to Undo again or Redo.

Quick Tip: Access Camera Roll directly from Camera App

This is a quick tip that comes in handy if you take pictures with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. To quickly jump over to your Camera Roll without leaving the Camera App, simply tap on the thumbnail icon in the lower-left of the screen that displays the last photo or video you took. This will give you immediate access to the photos in your Camera Roll. Hit the Done button in the top-right to jump back over to the Camera App. Pretty simple.           3D Touch Bonus Tip! – If you 3D Touch on the thumbnail instead of tapping, Continue Reading →

Quick Tip: Instantly scroll to top of page by tapping on the menu bar on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

A helpful feature for getting you back to the top of any page on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch is to tap on the menu bar at the very top of the screen where the time is located. This is particularly useful in situations where you have scrolled pretty deep into a page (web pages, photos, long emails, etc). No matter how far down the page you have scrolled, just simply tap on the top menu bar where the time is and it will automatically scroll you right back to the top of the page. It’s that easy!

How to use Airdrop to transfer files between Apple devices

Airdrop allows you to easily send photos and videos, contacts, files, and pretty much anything else, between your devices running iOS and Mac OS X, and it’s one of my favorite and most used features. In this article, I’ll tell you why you should use Airdrop too and I’ll show you how to use it. Why use Airdrop? – First off, why would you use Airdrop when there are other options available? For example, it’s pretty easy to send photos, videos, and other types of files to other devices using iMessage or in an email. There are a few reasons I prefer Continue Reading →