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How to enable Messages in iCloud on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac (and why you might want to keep this feature turned off)

A cool new feature rolled out in iOS 11.4 and macOS 10.13.5 is Messages in iCloud, but it's not turned on by default. Here's how to activate it, …

iCloud

I had no idea this hidden iPhone trick existed, and now it’s one of my favorites

A few months ago I told you about a nifty little iOS trick that may very well keep some iPhone and iPad users from losing their minds. How annoying …

iOS 11 tips and tricks everyone should know | ZDNet

How to really turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth<p>Those buttons on the Control Center panel don't actually turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Instead they …

There's a hidden shortcut for rearranging all of your iPhone apps at once — here's how to do it (AAPL)

Kif Leswing<p><b>There's a hidden mode that lets you rearrange the apps on your iPhone much quicker.</b>• <b><br>Here's how you do it.</b><p>It's easy to rearrange the apps on …

iCloud Backup Failed? Why iPhone Won't Back Up & How to Fix It

Backing up your iPhone or iPad regularly is an important part of keeping your data and settings secure. By regularly backing up your device, you're assured that if your iPhone is damaged, you won't lose your device settings, app data, messages, or photos and videos. There's even a way to set your …

Operating Systems

Can iPhones Get Viruses? How to Detect & Remove Malware & Viruses from Your iPhone

Can iPhones get viruses? It's easy to revel in false security and believe our iPhones can't be infected by viruses; after all, the Apple ecosystem has a great track record for safety and defense against electronic invasion of all kinds. No system is completely invulnerable, however, so it's …

7 signs Apple may be slowing your old iPhone

On Thursday, Apple apologized for failing to tell us the truth right away: The company had been secretly throttling the speed of older iPhones to keep them from unexpectedly shutting down. The fix? A newly inexpensive battery replacement -- just $29 for any iPhone 6 or later, starting in January …

Apps

How to clean up all the useless app subscriptions on iOS

Apps are essential to getting the most out of our smartphones, but the subscriptions that some of those apps rope us into are far from necessary once …

How to use drag and drop in iOS 11: Three tips for improving your workflow

Drag and drop is one of the best new features of iOS 11, and it can be used system-wide in numerous ways. Here are three tricks to using drag and …

What to Do Now That You Can’t Sync iOS Apps Using iTunes

If you’ve been using your computer to manage the apps for your iOS device, that time has come to an end. The latest update to Apple’s iTunes removes …

Apps

iOS 11: How to scan documents with the Notes app

Apple has been improving its Notes app each year, and this time around one of the main updates is the ability to scan documents within the app in iOS 11. Follow along after the break for a look at how this useful feature works.<p>Apple has done a nice job implementing document scanning seamlessly into …

What’s new in iOS 11? Hands-on with 100+ features and changes [Video]

We’ve been playing with iOS 11 for the last 12 hours or so, and have been able to experience a plethora of the new features offered by the release. As you might expect, iOS 11 is quite buggy at this stage, but it’s a truly promising release that’s littered with so many new features that it’s hard …

iPad gets overhauled multitasking and other major software updates in iOS 11

Apple announced some new updates for the iPad Pro at WWDC as part of the upcoming iOS 11 update that finally builds out the tablet’s potential as a professional device, with what Apple calls “the largest iOS release for iPad ever.”<p>The Dock is getting overhauled, and now resembles the dock on a Mac. …

Apple introduces iOS 11

iOS 11 was the least surprising announcement of WWDC. Apple has announced new versions of its mobile operating system at its developer conference for years. While the final version of iOS 11 won’t be available until September, here’s what Apple has in store for you with iOS 11.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook …

One of the most useful features of your iPhone is hidden to the left of the home screen - here's how to use it

Have you ever swiped left on your iPhone's home screen and seen a bunch of tiles there? Ever wondered what they are?<p>They're called "widgets," and …

The 15 best iPhone hidden features you never knew existed

The iPhone has a treasure trove of useful features that can actually save you time. So many in fact, that even the most seasoned iPhone users may not …

Cyber-attacks

Deleting This 1 App Can Literally Double Your Phone's Battery Life | Inc.com

Last week, I deleted Facebook from my phone and literally doubled my battery life. Not just overnight, but instantly.<p>You can too--or, if that's too extreme a reaction, there are a few simple things you can do to minimize Big Social's impact on how often you need to recharge your phone. As an …

Apps

iPhone Apps Stuck on 'Waiting' During Download? Here's How to Fix It

Nothing is more annoying than seeing an iPhone app that is stuck on “waiting” during installation. You could cancel the download and retry, but the …

App specific passwords will be required to sign in to iCloud with third party apps from June 15, here’s how to make them

In its ongoing efforts to ensure strong security for customers, Apple will require the use of app-specific passwords from June 15th. This affects you if you use a third-party app that logs in with an iCloud email and password (Outlook, Thunderbird, etc) to access contacts, calendar and mail …

iCloud Guide: Top Tips for Understanding and Using iCloud

When Apple introduced iCloud in the summer of 2011, it was groundbreaking in recognizing the need for a hassle-free method of updating information and content across devices. A lot has happened to iCloud since that introduction. Today, with 800 million worldwide users and growing, Apple's iCloud is …

17 iPad tips and secrets you’ll use

I’ve tried to solely include iPad-only features here, though I have included a couple that work across iOS which I think come into their own on the …

How to turn anything into a PDF on your iPhone or iPad

Stop! Don’t download that PDF converter app for iOS. You don’t need it. What if I told you iPhones have come with a built-in PDF-conversion tool since iOS 10?<p>Once you know where this iOS PDF converter is buried, you can quickly and easily turn anything into a handy PDF on your iPhone or iPad.<p>On the …

7 Little-Known Tricks to Make Your iPhone Faster

You may notice your older iPhone running slow after a while, but tips for making your slow iPhone 5 of iPhone 6 faster aren’t as well known as the …

Apple stops signing iOS 10.2.1 & 10.3, preventing downgrades from APFS

Following today’s beta release of iOS 10.3.2, Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3. Now, users who were looking for the possibility to downgrade from iOS 10.3 or 10.3.1 will no longer be able to do so.<p>When iOS 10.3 was officially released, Apple introduced its new file system into the …

Fixing Your iPhone’s Battery Drain Issues Following a Software Update

Software updates are great, but one of the downsides to them is that they can drain your battery afterward due to old or out-of-date settings from …

How to free up space on your smartphone

Simple tricks to avoid running out of room<p>You pull out your phone to snap a spontaneous photo...and get an error message because you have no space for the image. Running out of room on your phone—with no memory left for photos or videos, new apps, or data for your existing apps—can be a disaster. …

Apps

Free Up iPhone Space With These Hidden Tricks

It’s 2017 and I still often witness this soul-crushing scene: A friend goes to take a photo only to realize he doesn’t have any more space on his iPhone (soul crush 1). Then he frantically deletes apps or photos (soul crush 2). Finally, he can take a picture…of his latte (soul crush 3).<p>Deleting a …

How to Determine If Your iPhone or iPad Has a Virus, and How to Fix It

While viruses and malware are most often synonymous with Windows PCs or, to a lesser extent, Android-powered smartphones, it is possible, technically …

Apps

How to Quickly Close All Tabs in Safari on iPhone

I don’t know about you, but I am a master of having far too many tabs open on my iPhone. Before I know it, Safari is overrun with my web pages from the past month, and all I can do is tap X a hundred times to close all windows. But now there’s an awesome trick in Safari on iPhone that allows you to …

Safari (Browser)