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Better Battery Life And Faster Charging: 11 Tricks For The iPhone 6

So you’ve bought your iPhone 6 and your wallet is looking depressingly slim, but now what? The iPhone 6, together with iOS 8.1, comes with a range of new features that you might yet not be aware of.<p><b>READ: iPhone 6: The 5 Best Reasons To Buy One</b><p>Did you know that you can share your location with …

How To: Clear Out That ‘Other Storage’ Taking Up Room on Your iOS Device

- Nov 9, 2014<p>With all the apps, music, video, and other stuff you have stored on your iPhone, every bit of storage space becomes precious, especially …

How To Take Care of Your Smartphone Battery the Right Way

While iOS 8 comes with plenty of advantages, upgrading to a new operating system is never without its drawbacks. Maybe battery life just ain't quite …

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10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

You may be missing out on some of the iPhone's most powerful features.<p><b>1. Take Siri to School</b>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another try, and offer you a few options …

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Kingston’s MobileLite Reader Looks Like A Great Way To Effectively Expand iPad Storage

Here’s a really cool accessory I read about on Tools and Toys: the Kingston MobileLite Wireless Flash Reader. The iPad lacks any sort of expandable storage, but the MobileLite allows you to work around this by pairing with over Wi-Fi. Once paired, you can use the MobileLite’s USB port or card …

How to keep personal messages from showing up on a shared iPad

Sharing an iPad with a spouse or family member is a common occurrence. Maybe you have a common iPad in your kitchen, or use it in the living room to …

Save Data on Your iPhone: How to Check What Apps Are Using the Most Data

​<p>If you have a limited data plan or a data cap for your iPhone, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on where your cellular data is going. But how do you find out which apps use the most data? How much data does Spotify use? What about YouTube? If you can find out which apps are sucking your data, you …

How to Block a Phone Number on iPhone: Texts & Calls

Sometimes, whether it's an ex, a cyberbully, or an obnoxious telemarketer, a person just won't get the message and stop calling or texting you. That's when it's time to block their calls and texts on your iPhone. There’s no need to put up with unwanted messages or phone calls when Apple has a …

How to Prevent Others from Accessing Private Information from Your Lock Screen

Siri is an awesome time saver. Want to view your most recent calls, text someone, get directions, or post to Facebook? Just ask Siri. You can even do all this from your lock screen. The problem is, so can anyone else. If your settings allow for it, anyone can access your call history, send a tweet, …

WHOOSH! No More Fingerprints, Dirt, or Oils on Your iPhone

At CE Week, I got to try <b>WHOOSH! Screen Shine cleaning solution ($19.95)</b>. To be honest, I've used a lot of cleaning products on my iPhone and they pretty much work the same. They clean fingerprints, dirt, and gunk off your touchscreen. But WHOOSH! is different. First, it's safe and non-toxic. In …

How to Block Facebook Game Requests

Some of your Facebook friends like games. A lot. Some of your Facebook friends want you to like games a lot too. And you know this because they've sent you so many Facebook game requests that you are considering unfriending them just to make the onslaught stop.<p>We at <i>iPhone Life</i> don't want to tell …

Power to Go, with TYLT's Energi 2K Travel Charger

I just got back from CE Week and I always try to travel light. Instead of carrying a battery pack and a USB charger as I wandered around the tradeshow floor and around New York City, I tried something new, namely TYLT's Energi 2K Travel Charger. This compact "block" has 2,000 mAh of battery life, a …

Tip of the Day: How to Add More Dictionaries for Define Feature

One of the great things about using an iPhone or iPad is that you can look up the definition of any word you encounter in Notes, Safari, Mail, and more with the Define feature. (See the tip on how to do that HERE.) But what if you are traveling or you speak more than one language and you want to be …

How To Install Fonts Onto Your iPad

Under iOS 7, you can install your own fonts, and use them in any app that supports the selection and changing of text font. Let Sandro Cuccia show …

GE Announce $15 Connected LED Light Bulb

The “Internet of things,” the “Connected Home,” the “Smart Home,” whatever you want to call it, it’s just a fancy way of turning your stuff on and off with your smartphone. Now GE has introduced a cheaper way to stay on the couch and control your lights.<p>The low-cost connected Link lightbulb from GE …

Tip of the Day: How to Adjust Siri's Volume

Have you ever wanted to tell Siri to keep it down or to speak up, but couldn't find where in the settings to adjust the virtual assistant's volume? That's because there is no Siri volume control in Settings.<p>Asking Siri to adjust it's own volume doesn't work either. You may recognize these Siri …

How to Restrict Access to Adult Websites on iPhone or iPad

Many families share iOS devices such as the iPad. Not only do the adults in the household use the device but the children do as well. The internet is a vast and unpredictable place—if you want to make sure kids don’t end up on adult websites, you can set Restrictions within the Settings on iPad or …

OtterBox launches durable, fast charging Resurgence Power Case for iPhone 5/5s

OtterBox is adding a new collection of protective cases to its accessory lineup today with the introduction of its new Resurgence series. The Resurgence case is similar in concept to other battery pack case offerings from Mophie and similar case makers, but the Resurgence iPhone case boasts …

Google Drive 3.1 for iOS released with activity stream, sharing enhancements, more

In addition to previewing the next version of Android dubbed “L”, Android Auto, Android TV, new Chromecast features, and more, Google released an updated version of Google Drive for iPhone and iPad. The new version brings enhances to file sharing giving users the ability to allow files or folders …

How to Turn Flashlight On & Off on Your iPhone

You can turn off your flashlight on the iPhone in the same place that you turn the iPhone flashlight on—in Control Center. If you’re wondering how to access the flashlight on your iPhone, you do so by opening Control Center, which is opened by swiping up from the bottom of your screen, or down from …

How to block people and app invites on Facebook

Sick and tired of those annoying app or event invites? Here's how you can stop them once and for all.<p>Facebook can be a great tool. You can use the social network to catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and keep an online catalog of your life. There are also some downsides, however. Besides …

Review: Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

The Anker TC930 Ultra-Thin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air is very similar in style to the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. It's not exactly a knockoff, but it's close: black plastic keys and tray, metal back, and magnetic attachments. The Anker keyboard one ups the Logitech keyboard with a pop-up …

Tip of the Day: How to Dial Extensions on Your iPhone

Adding a contact's phone number to your iPhone is simple. But what about adding phone numbers with extensions? You could manually dial the extension after calling, but fortunately that's not necessary. Here's how to set up a contact's phone number so that your iPhone dials an extension …

Apple TV likely to gain Continuity this fall, allowing tighter integration with Mac & iOS

Alongside the introduction of the current Apple TV design in fall 2010, Apple launched AirPlay. In short, AirPlay allows a user to watch a movie, listen to a song, or view a photo on an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch (or Mac in some cases) and stream that content to the Apple TV. AirPlay typically works …

Netflix updates its Apple TV and iOS apps with design refresh

Last night Apple TV users started seeing a new channel icon for Netflix as the company recently updated its logo, and today both the iPhone and iPad versions of the Netflix apps were updated to version 6.0 which includes the new design.<p>The updates to both Apple TV and the iPhone and iPad apps don’t …

Tip of the Day: How to Set Speakerphone as the Default for Hands-Free Calling

If you spend most of your free time elbow deep in garden soil, if you have a long commute, or if you otherwise need to take calls on your iPhone hands free, you will probably be pleased to know that it is possible to set your iPhone to automatically answer calls in Headset or Speakerphone mode.<p>Go …

How to See Only the Notifications That Are Important to You

If important notifications keep getting buried under less significant ones in Notification Center, you can easily change the order they are shown to you, and even determine whether you see them at all.<p>Go to Settings > Notifications and then select Sort Manually. Then tap Edit in the upper right …

iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer connections for AirPlay to Apple TV, no longer needs a network

iOS 8 uses peer-to-peer technology to stream video to Apple TV, as described by Apple on a page highlighting enterprise features.<p>Today, AirPlay requires both devices connect to the same WiFi network before they can communicate.<p>With iOS 8, the network is cut out completely and the iOS device …

How To Share All the Photos in a Moment at Once

If you want to share all the photos of the school play, the graduation party, your adorable puppy, or your anniversary celebration, but don't want to go through the trouble of selecting individual photos to share, you're in luck. Your iPhone Photo app organizes your photos into "Moments" and you …

What to Do if Your Home Button Doesn't Work on iPhone

Home button or Sleep/Wake button not working properly? (Maybe you had some kind of iPhone misfortune involving water or a drop?) You're probably planning to take your phone in to get fixed; but in the meantime, Assistive Touch is a great work around to this problem. Here’s what you can do as a …