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 →

Create custom vibration alerts for incoming calls on your iPhone in iOS 6

iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5

With iOS 6, Apple introduced custom vibration alerts. This not only allows you to select one of 8 built in vibration variations, but it also allows you to create your own. I am often in meetings where I need to have my iPhone on vibrate only. I do this by flipping the little switch on the left side of the iPhone to reveal a little red line. Up until iOS 6, I was unable to distinguish between the various incoming calls I was receiving. Now, I have a custom vibration alert set up for when my wife calls. That way, 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 →

Enable “Do Not Disturb” on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to give yourself a peaceful break

Apple introduced a helpful feature in iOS 6 called “Do Not Disturb”. When enabled, your device silences all incoming notifications, phone calls, and vibrating alerts. For once, you can enjoy a break from all those Facebook notifications :). Here is how to get the most out of this feature: Locate the “Do Not Disturb” toggle in the settings app. If you switch it on, you will notice a little moon appears to the right side of the time at the top of your screen. Further customization of the “Do Not Disturb” feature can be found by tapping on the “Notifications” Continue Reading →