Where’s That Text Message?

Do you text on your phone a lot? Maybe you have a lot of text from that one special person!  They told you a story you want to share with friends, but you can’t find it.  You can easily find the information by using a Search bar in your Text messages! Sorry my photo is messy, but I had names and phone numbers in my lists of text so I had to black them out.  But you’ll see the Search bar at the top. Step by Step Open your Text Messages Search bar is at the top, if you don’t … Continue reading Where’s That Text Message?

Hey, Do You Know the Time?

Do you prefer to use the standard 12 hour time display or military time?  Did you know you have the option to change this setting on your iPhone or iPad? It’s quick and easy to make the change.  It’s an option I hadn’t thought of because I don’t use military time.  However, since we are close to an Airforce base, those using Apple devices might like to know it’s an option to see the time displayed in military time. How to Change the Time Setting Tap on Settings Touch the screen and pull the menu down (if you don’t see … Continue reading Hey, Do You Know the Time?

Do You Know How to Hide and Password Protect Photos?

Thanks Christine for a great question! I received an excellent question from Christine, a new Apple user, and wanted to share the answer with you today.  Christine asked, how can I hide and password protect photos?  I took photos of my ID so I always have them with me even when not carrying a purse. I think it’s a great idea for anyone!  How many times have you heard someone say, oh I left my wallet at home and don’t have my driver’s license?  My son does it often.  If you’re traveling and lose your purse or wallet or your … Continue reading Do You Know How to Hide and Password Protect Photos?

Notes App So Much More To Know!

  The iOS 11 upgrade for Notes app was amazing!  There are so many things you can do that you could not before, the app was just kind of plain.  Now it’s a rockstar, but only if you know about the features . Today I’m going to tell you different ways I’ve used notes since the upgrade.  Then I’ll give you the link to Apple’s support article.  They do an excellent job of explaining and shows more photos than I can think of to use!  It gave me even more ideas about using Notes!  Apple Support Notes App Notes Used Grocery … Continue reading Notes App So Much More To Know!

Do You Miss Handwritten Notes?

Did you know you can make a handwritten note on your iPhone or iPad Pro? You can use your finger tip on both devices. You know you’ve been some where and needed to jot down a phone number or a date to schedule and no paper or pen in sight!  Now you can use the Notes App on your iPhone or iPad Pro.  The Apple Pencil can be used on the iPad Pro and it’s almost the same feeling as writing on paper. Note: there are some upgrades coming soon that will enhance this feature even more in the Fall. … Continue reading Do You Miss Handwritten Notes?

Recomendations

Today is about products I use and find to be very high quality.  Sometimes we try a new case or glass cover and it doesn’t live up to the hype.  These two items I’ve purchased for myself and family as well.  However, just to be clear, I have not received anything in the way of payment or product for this recommendation.  I have no affiliation with these two companies and do not plan to in the future.  Except to buy more products!  I also  have no affiliation with Amazon, except my own personal membership. Note:  prices may be different than … Continue reading Recomendations

Battery Tips

Tips for Faster Charging These tips will apply to almost any Apple device you own. Put the Device to Sleep Depending on the device, you can just put the device in the sleep mode.  It’s a button on the right side of the phone and on the top right of the iPad.  Once you set your phone to charge, just click the sleep button and let it rest while it charges. Turn on Airplane Mode Go to your Settings or your Control Center.  Find the Airplane and tap it to turn it on.  This will turn off all cellular and … Continue reading Battery Tips

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

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

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: 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

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

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

Ask A Question: Update to Update Post

Thanks to KC for a question regarding updating your software! Last week I posted recommendations for updating software on your devices.  Here is a link for you to review General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT!  Below I’ve listed the question and my rely. Question Doesn’t the phone update on it’s own when charging at night if you don’t update when you get the pop up? Is there a way to tell it not to update? Reply When your phone is ready to be updated, Apple will send you a notification which typically is a pop up asking if you want to update now. … Continue reading Ask A Question: Update to Update Post

FREE User Guides!

Have you ever needed a manual for your device but didn’t know where to find one? Great news! It’s been right in your device all along for 🌟 FREE!! 🌟 iBooks If you use the iBooks app already, then you are one step of ahead of us!  If you don’t use the app, you’ll need to find it by searching your device.  From any screen on your device, pull down and the Search bar will appear at the top of the screen.  Type in iBooks and the app will appear as shown below. Finding Your Device User Guide First things first. … Continue reading FREE User Guides!