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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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.
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 →
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!
Safari’s Reader view on iOS can be a very useful way to cut down on distractions when viewing a webpage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. When you load a page that has a large block of text on it, including most blogs and news sites, a small button will appear on the left side of your web address bar at the top of the screen. Tapping this will activate the Reader view which extracts the article’s text and images and presents them in a clean, attractive manner. “Reader” mode will cut out sidebars, ads, headers, and any other, sometimes, distracting components Continue Reading →