How to bypass a broken Home Button on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

How to's for iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

What do you do when your iPhone, iPad (Mini), or iPod Touch has issues with one of the hardware buttons? This article describes a few ways to continue to use your device even though it may have a broken Home Button or volume button by using Accessibility Features. There are ways to navigate your iOS device without using the Home Button. Apple goes to great lengths to make their products accessible to those with disabilities. The iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch running iOS 6 include dozens of features to help the hearing and sight impaired as well as a Continue Reading →

How to set up, customize and use Notification Center on iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch

This article will show you how to setup, customize and activate Notification Center on your iPhone, iPad (Mini), and iPod Touch. Apple introduced Notification Center in iOS 5 and improved on it in iOS 6. Notification centre is a built in log of all the notifications that you have gotten as well as a couple useful widgets. It is fully customizable and includes everything from weather to emails and stock quotes and any other favorite app you want to include in the list. I’ll show you how to set Notification Center up, how to access it, how to add favorite Continue Reading →

Silence an incoming call on the iPhone in iOS 6

This button on the iPhone can be pressed to silence the ring/vibration on an incoming call

There are 2 ways to silence the ringer on an incoming call on an iPhone. The first way is to push either the volume up/down on the side of the phone or the On/Off button on the top of the phone. This will also stop the vibration of the phone if the ringer has been turned off. This is especially helpful if you have forgotten to silence your phone when in a meeting. You can also send an incoming call straight to voicemail if you push the On/Off button twice. For other ways to respond to an incoming call, see Continue Reading →

Home Button (From Lockscreen)

The primary button on your iOS device is the Home Button. This button has various uses depending on how many times you push it and how long you push it. From the lock screen, the home button is used to activate the screen. This brings up  “Slide to Unlock” where you can simply slide your finger to unlock the device. If you have set a passcode (which I highly recommend as a way of protecting your device), then you will have to enter it before you can begin using your iOS device. The Home Button has a couple of other Continue Reading →