iPhone Mystery Solved

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Answering My iPhone I get this question often. Why does my phone show two different screens when I get a call?  Sometimes you have to swipe to answer your phone and sometimes you get the red/decline button or the green/accept button?  Here’s the reason why. Swipe to Answer When your phone is locked and you receive a call, you will see the “swipe to answer” screen below. Answer or Decline When your phone is unlocked and you receive a call, you will see the “red/decline and green/accept buttons” screen below. What Do You Think? Thanks … Continue reading iPhone Mystery Solved

How To Share Reminders

Do you have this problem in your home?  NOBODY remembers to take the trash down on trash night! 😂  I’m sure you have other things you want to share with family or friends that’s maybe weekly, monthly, or even every other week.  Well I have the perfect way to solve this problem.  You can create a Reminder and share it with anyone else using an iPhone or iPad and they are in your contacts.  Now NOBODY can say oh I forgot!  Here’s a link to a previous post on using Reminders in another way Reminders: Never Forget Again! Reminders App Here … Continue reading How To Share Reminders

Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

Do you like to take photos with your iPhone or iPad?  You can get some amazing photos with both of these devices.   The majority of my photos are taken on my phone.  A few are taken on my iPad Pro, which Apple has greatly improved the camera.  Below are a few tips to try and if you don’t like the outcome, you can just delete and try something new.  That makes it so easy to try something new! Photo Tips to Try Shoot from a low angle:  Most of us take photos from chest height. Try changing up the perspective. … Continue reading Tips for Great Photos and Blog Party

Apple Watch App Layout

If you have the Apple Watch you should be familiar with the photo of the app layout on your watch.   This view can be difficult to move around on and make it hard to select the app you want to use.  Now you can make a change to this layout that’s easiest for you to use.   Quick Tip on Changing Your View First you’ll need to press the Digital Crown.  Now press in the center of the watch, this is referred to as “Force Touch” until you see the pop up to choose “Grid View” or “List View” … Continue reading Apple Watch App Layout

Control Your iPhone and iPad

Well “control” is not meant in exactly the same context as we normally think of control.  But, it’s still nice to know you can outsmart your smartphone.📱😂 Control in Apple’s Control Center gives you easy access to what you’d like quickly.  Not every option is there, but it’s really handy to access a flashlight, a camera, a calculator, an alarm clock or timer with a quick swipe.  Let’s get into how this works and how to make it work better for you! How to Add/Delete Options in Control Center Doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing you can … Continue reading Control Your iPhone and iPad

Apple Watch-Clear All Notifications

Sometimes when you look at your latest notification, does it make you crazy all the notifications from yesterday are still there?  Well it does for me, so here’s a quick way to clear ALL notifications on your Apple Watch. Access Your Notifications First you need to give the “ok” If you want to receive notifications on your watch.  Open your Watch App on your iPhone, go to Settings and look for Notifications.  You can set which ones you want to receive here. How to Clear All Notifications When you see the red dot at the top of  your watch that’s … Continue reading Apple Watch-Clear All Notifications

Podcasts App-Listening and Learning

Have you heard of this term Podcasts?  It’s a form of media that’s been around since about 2004.   In some of my research, I found that the “pod” comes from the iPod and the “casts” comes from broadcasts.  There is a lot of information on the internet and several different ways to listen to podcasts, but my information is based on using the Podcasts app on your iPhone or iPad.  Here is a link as well to Apple’s page that gives more details on using the app.  Apple Support for Podcasts Podcasts You can find just about any subject … Continue reading Podcasts App-Listening and Learning

Tip to Access Notifications

Here’s a quick tip on accessing your Notifications without unlocking your iPhone.  Makes reading your text messages, Instagram comments, or any Notifications easy and fast. Notification Alerts Most apps you download ask you to give permission to receive Notifications.  If you always answer no to this request, then this post doesn’t apply to you.  But you still may want to know this because it allows you to view your Notifications without opening each app individually. Below is a text message alert I sent to myself for testing.  Ok, yes I sometimes text myself something I want to find easily and … Continue reading Tip to Access Notifications

Tips Using Notes with Instagram

Are you an Instagram lover?  Well I have a tip for you!  Actually, this tip could be used in many ways, but this specifically applies to Instagram. Copy/Paste Your #’s So if you use Instagram on a regular basis, you’ll love this tip.  When you post on Instagram, you “tag” others with the same interests as you by using a (hashtag) # in front of a word.  For example enter #photos and you’ll see how many people have posted to this same interest using the same #photos.  Below is what you’ll see if you enter #photos.   My #’s for … Continue reading Tips Using Notes with Instagram

Tip: Close All Open Websites

Do you know you can close multiple websites (browsers) all at once on your iPhone or iPad?  Here’s a quick tip on how to close them quickly without much fuss. How to Close All Open Websites Press and hold the folder icon in the bottom right corner.  You’ll see a pop up that will tell you the options you can take next. Pop Up Options Use one of the options listed listed in your screen after press the folder icon.  See photo below.  New Private Tab is a private website browser you can use when you don’t want others to … Continue reading Tip: Close All Open Websites

Text Messages

Have you ever wondered if your text was delivered and what time?  Here’s a quick tip on finding out this information! Easy Way to View Message Delivered Open your text message app.  Tap the name of someone you recently sent a text message.  Now press on the screen and drag to the left.  You will see the time of delivery of the message.  You can easily find the date too, by scrolling down on the screen to the first message sent that date.  That’s it, short and sweet! What Do You Think? Thanks for stopping by today!  Comment below and … Continue reading Text Messages

iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders

We all have our favorite apps on our phones.  Maybe you have two, three or ten favorite apps.  You might have several that are similar in content, like social media apps or photo apps.  Today’s post is how to get them all in one folder for YOUR convenience. Something New Today:  Video! Yes, I’m starting to use “screen recording” for some videos and will be adding videos when it fits the topic.  What I like about this idea, is sometimes it’s hard to explain only in writing.  Plus I’m a very visual learner! This is a perfect example, creating folders. … Continue reading iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders

Find My Apple Watch

If you want to know how to find your iPhone using your watch read this post, Where’s my iPhone? How To Find Your Watch First, search your phone for the Watch app.  Mine is in a “folder” of apps.  I’ll be posting this week on how to create a “folder” to put your similar apps in one place. Next, tap the Watch app and type in “Find” in the Search bar.  This will bring up the Find My Apple Watch section for you to tap to open. Your next screen with be the app loading the map and location of your … Continue reading Find My Apple Watch

Tips While Traveling

If you’re traveling this summer and looking for ways to make it easier, then this information is perfect for you!  Two great ways to use your iPhone to help while your waiting on a plane or trying to find your way around the airport. Tracking A Flight Whether you’re flying on your next adventure or you’re waiting on a flight to land, it’s easy to track the flight with your phone. All you need is the flight number!  While on your home screen, swipe down on the screen to see the Search bar.  Type in the flight number and you’ll … Continue reading Tips While Traveling

Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Did you know you can easily ask Siri to translate into five languages?  It’s very easy and ready at the push of a button or by saying “Hey Siri”. Translate into Five Languages If you travel or have friends who speak one of these five languages, now you can communicate with ease!  Need to get a taxi, ask for help, ask for directions, or you want to speak to your friends in their native language?  Just ask Siri for a translation in one of these five languages:  Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin. Activate Siri Depending on how you activate Siri, … Continue reading Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Fun Tip On Using Reader View

I just found a new, exciting tip to share with you on using Reader View! My first post on Reader View can be found here ➡️ Stop Website Frustration with Reader View Easy Changes for Easier Reading Using this tip, you can change the font size and style, as well as the background color.  This takes just a few easy steps to make reading so much more enjoyable!  You will find it so much easier to read the articles you choose. Steps to Make Changes The first photo is the original view in Reader View mode on my website.  See the … Continue reading Fun Tip On Using Reader View

Medical ID on iPhone

Not everyone likes to put this information on their phones, but I just want to make sure you’re aware it’s an option that is available on your iPhone. The Medical ID is part of the Health App on your iPhone.  If you’d like more information on using the Health App, please click on this link to Apple Support Apple Health App Special Note My Health App and Medical ID are completed so I’m unable to do screen shots for this feature to show you how to use the app.  That’s why I’m recommending you review the link at Apple to see … Continue reading Medical ID on iPhone

Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch

Dick Tracy Mode Did you know you can access Siri on your Apple watch? Do you remember Dick Tracy? That’s what I feel like when I talk to my watch. He was surely ahead of his time! Activating Siri First, check your Settings in the Watch app so Siri is turned on so it will work. The Watch app is where you determine all settings for the watch. There are actually three ways to activate Siri on your watch. Say “Hey Siri” Press and hold the Digital Crown If you are using the Siri watch face, tap the Siri color … Continue reading Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch

Make Your Life Easy-Magnify Text

Have you noticed how the print on things like ingredients on a cereal box or a menu at a restaurant just keeps getting smaller and smaller?  Well I sure have 🤓 and for many reading small text can be very frustrating. Great news!  There are two quick ways to view small print on just about anything!  One is the Magnify feature and second, is using the Camera app. Since you’ll use your phone to magnify the text, nobody will even know what you’re doing!  So don’t feel shy to use this feature. Everyone has their phones out doing something, so you’ll … Continue reading Make Your Life Easy-Magnify Text