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Back in the day (a year ago?) you had to go into the app store and purposefully update any apps. That gave you the opportunity to read the release notes and see what was new. It wasn’t exactly a burden, but Apple improved iOS and made those updates automatic. Now, you have to go to the App Store, tap updates, and then read. It’s a couple of steps, but should you do it? I think so, read on if you want to know why.
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There’s no shortage of ways to make your iPad or iPad mini work faster and easier. Using gestures instead of clicks is faster, and frankly fun. With just a little bit of practice you’ll look like an expert.
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Learning how to manage the apps on your device is an important skill. You can delete apps, move apps around on your screen and organize them by folders. Master these steps and you’ll find your device more useful.
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If you share your device with your child or grandchild, you may want to restrict some of the functions of the iPhone or iPad. Why should you do this? Without creating parental controls or restrictions apps can be deleted, new apps installed, explicit material revealed or costs incurred with in-app purchases.
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You may think that accessibility settings are just for people managing disabilities, but there is something there for all of us. You can turn speak selection on and SIRI will read text you highlight. Or, you can enlarge the text on your text messages.
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A friend of mine commented that she turned her iPhone off regularly and I asked why? She said she thought it was healthy for her phone. I had never heard that, so I started researching. And, it turns out she was right. Check out this article on the subject. My iPhone is currently off and resting. Here are a few more tips.
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As you might imagine, I have a lot of apps loaded and I occasionally have to remove one so that I can download another – especially if it happens to be a large app I am trying to download. If I forget to ensure there is room on my device, I get the dreaded message – The download cannot be completed due to lack of space. Here is what you do.
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It is not always safe to accept an invitation to join someone’s WI-FI network. You have two options – just say no when it asks you or follow the steps below to stop the invitations. Continue reading “How to Stop Requests to Join an Unknown WI-FI”
Let’s face it; sometimes we forget the most basic things. If someone asks you for your phone number do not be embarrassed or feel you have to call someone else, follow the easy steps below and “ta da” your phone number is easily at hand. Continue reading “How to Find Your Cell Phone Number”
When you are on your PC and surfing the web it is easy to save photos. Did you know it is just as easy – maybe easier to do it from your iPhone or iPad? Follow these easy steps.
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It is important to set a pass code on your iPhone and iPad. More and more apps ask for and use your personal information. Should you ever lose your device (horrors), the person who “finds” it would have access to that information. You can choose to add a simple or complex password. Here are the steps for both.
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There are just some times when you want your iPhone or iPad screen to quit moving from portrait to landscape with your slightest move. This can come in especially handy when you are reading a book. It’s really east to lock and unlock the orientation of these devices.
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Do you have websites that you go to frequently and you don’t want to go through the steps of typing in the web address? If so, why not create an icon for that website. It’s very easy.
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How many times have you wanted to save something on your screen to look at later, or perhaps to send to someone? It just happened to me the other day. My husband asked where I was going for a meeting and I sent him a screen shot of the map. How did I do that? Follow these very simple steps.
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