Best Features of iOS 10

Best Features of iOS 10

This article is all about the best features of iOS 10. Apple released iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad on September 13, 2016. iOS 10 is one of the most feature packed upgrades to iOS ever. But with all the new features, there are several that stand out as the best and most useful. Here are 7 of the best features of iOS 10: 1. Messages The Messages app includes incredible new features in iOS 10. There are different kinds of effects to highlight the message you are sending as well as a new feature called Invisible Ink. With Invisible Ink Continue Reading →

How to control iPhone and iPad Settings with your voice using Siri

This article is all about how to control iPhone and iPad settings with your voice using Siri. With each new version of iOS, Apple continues to expand the capabilities of Siri. In iOS 9, Apple gave Siri the ability to control system settings on the iPhone and iPad. This means that you can control things like screen brightness, low power mode, turn wifi on/off, turn Bluetooth on/off, etc. This can be very helpful as it allows a direct shortcut to these settings by just using your voice. If you have not yet set up Siri on your iPhone or iPad, Continue Reading →

How to add a Webpage Bookmark as an Icon on Home Screen of iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

This article will explain how to add a webpage bookmark as a quick shortcut icon on the Home Screen of your iOS Device. This can be helpful if you need quick access to your bank website, your favorite blog, or another website. Often times a website owner will include an icon for the webpage Home Screen bookmark. Here is how to add a bookmark as an icon on the Home Screen of your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch: 1. Launch Safari and navigate to the website you want to add as an icon to your Home Screen. Then, tap the Continue Reading →

How to use punctuation with Siri and Dictation on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Siri has advanced voice recognition skills that continue to grow with each release of iOS. This includes the ability to turn spoken punctuation and spacing into the appropriate punctuation in the sentence or paragraph you are dictating. This is really helpful when you are driving and trying to send a text message to someone when the message includes punctuation. It is also helpful when you are dictating a sentence or paragraph for an email or a text document. Instead of stopping every few words to manually type in the punctuation, you can just tell Siri what to put in for Continue Reading →

How to search text in a webpage with Safari web browser on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

iOS has a feature that allows you to search for a particular word in the text of a webpage using the Safari browser on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. To search for a word on a webpage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, tap on the address bar at the top of the screen. (Quick Tip: tap on the clock at the top  of your iOS device screen to quickly navigate to the top of the screen – for more iOS Quick Tips like this, click here: iOS Quick Tips) Once your cursor is in the address bar, type in Continue Reading →

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: 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 save battery life while using Turn by Turn directions with Apple Maps App

There is no doubt that whenever you use any mapping application on the iPhone or iPad (Mini) Cellular, there will be significant strain on the battery life of the device. This is because the GPS chip is constantly sending and receiving signals in order to provide you with moment by moment location updates. One of the tremendous advantages of using the turn-by-turn directions on the built in Apple Maps app is the way it is integrated into the operating system. This gives the Maps App a significant advantage over other mapping apps like Google Maps. Some of these advantages include Continue Reading →