Blogging Break

With lots of scheduling changes and rethinking how best to use this site, I wanted to share that I’m taking a “blogging break” from my Apple tips blog. Another factor in making this decision, Apple has had so many updates recently, which is making it even more difficult to keep up with posting accurate information. I still love my Apple devices, actually just bought the iPhone 11 Pro Max! What I don’t love is all the updates and issues each update has seemed to create. With so many devices, it’s become very difficult to share what works (or doesn’t work) … Continue reading Blogging Break

New Photos App Tip

These photos were taken by me at a local grocery store entrance. Using in my screen recording today. Here’s a quick tip to look at a photo on your phone without opening and swiping. I use this when I’m looking at several photos of written text that I can’t read in the “thumbprint” size. It may take a few tries as my nails got in the way a little. 😊 Open the Photos app Put your finger tips on any of the photos and pinch and hold You can decrease and drop back into place or let go and open … Continue reading New Photos App Tip

Easy Tip-How to Text Faster

Sharing Posts You can always share any of these posts with your family and friends. You can email someone, or post on your social media. It’s easy using the icons below the post. 😊 Make Texting Easier Do you use repeated phrases like, see you soon or good morning? One way to make texting easier is to add the phrase text replacement as a shortcut! It’s easy to add and edit the phrases. You can even use one keystroke to add a phrase to a text or anywhere you create a note or message. Below are easy to follow directions … Continue reading Easy Tip-How to Text Faster

Notes App Repost & Review

Website Update Trying something new this week.  Posts will go out on Saturday afternoon so when there are questions, I can respond sooner, than later.  Always trying to keep it fresh and new.  September will bring all kinds of news and information for iOS 13 and Apple watchOS 6! Can’t wait until the new Apple event! Notes App Review Below is a link to a previous post on using the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.  Today you will find a few tips on using the Notes app to create a checklist or create a table. Check Off That … Continue reading Notes App Repost & Review

Quick Tip to Take Photos

Smile and Take Quick Photo Did you know you can take a photo using the volume up/down buttons on your iPhone? Or if you are using the wired headset that came with your phone, you can use the +|- volume controls to take a photo. Many 3rd party wired headsets offer this feature as well. So make taking photos or selfies easier by using the volume up/down buttons! Meet Luci, who jumped up next to me while writing this post about taking a quick photo! Don’t you love a good close up? 😂 Do you like using your phone to … Continue reading Quick Tip to Take Photos

Libby: Borrow Free Books & Audiobooks

Best App:  Libby Libby is an app that you connect with your local library using your library card.  As long as you have a library card, you can use this app. Listening to audiobooks can be fun, but expensive if you’re paying for a service.  Personally, why pay for audiobooks or books if you can “borrow” them for free without leaving your comfy sofa!  Some people don’t like e-books and that’s ok.  But for audiobooks this is a perfect option. Plus you can use your phone or your iPad.  Download the app on both and there is an option to … Continue reading Libby: Borrow Free Books & Audiobooks

Apple’s iOS 13

  Apple’s iOS 13 Beta vs Public There is a lot of media out there discussing what they think the new iOS 13 will feature.  This link to Apple is a good start to what you should see in the Fall iOS 13 You might also be hearing a lot about “beta” versions of the software for developers and for the public.  What is a beta version?  Basically, it’s used as a testing ground for all the features that will be coming in the final iOS 13 public release. Developers download the beta version to test their own apps to see … Continue reading Apple’s iOS 13

iPadOS

If you own one of the following iPads, then you’ll be amazed at what is coming this Fall, iPadOS. 12.9-inch iPad Pro 11-inch iPad Pro 10.5-inch iPad Pro 9.7-inch iPad Pro iPad (6th generation) iPad (5th generation) iPad mini (5th generation) iPad mini 4 iPad Air (3rd generation) iPad Air 2 Here’s a link to Apple that gives an overview. As more information is available, I’ll post on specific features. Apple’s iPadOS Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading iPadOS

Apple Single Sign On in Fall

Ok, so what’s “Single Sign On”?  In the Fall, Apple will release a new iOS 13 update.  This will include being able to use an Apple generated email as your sign on in websites, apps, etc.  It won’t be ALL apps and websites.  It will be those that ask you to create a new account or use the option to sign in with your already created, Google email or FaceBook account.  Any app or website that offers Google email or FaceBook login will be required to offer Apple sign in as well! Yay!! Why Is This Important? Whenever you sign into an app … Continue reading Apple Single Sign On in Fall

Apple’s WWDC Monday 6/3/19

1:00 pm EST Today is the day Apple shares what’s new in software for multiple devices! I’ll be listening during my lunch break👩🏻‍💻 Also, what’s actually going to happen with iTunes?🤷🏻‍♀️. Not sure about you, but I can’t remember the last time I used iTunes to update my phone. Since I don’t use Apple Music, I know you’re surprised, I can’t even recall when I last opened iTunes. However, I’m sure Apple will provide ways for you to keep all your music, videos, etc. Here’s a link from imore.com if you want some information now. iTunes Information Thanks for stopping … Continue reading Apple’s WWDC Monday 6/3/19

Fast Tip Using iPhone Keyboard

Do you have the plus or XS Max iPhone? If you’ve ever had a problem using the keyboard, this just may be the answer for you! Check out the photos and directions below to see how you can move your keyboard left or right to make typing easier! After you choose a keyboard, it will pop up in that position in the majority of apps you type, including texting, FaceBook, etc. Sharing Please don’t forget to share these tips with your family and friends. Thanks for stopping by today!👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Fast Tip Using iPhone Keyboard

Easy Tip Creating Groups in Contacts

What is Grouping Contacts? Maybe you have a couple coworkers already in your contacts.  Maybe one of your kid’s is on a soccer team and you want to see the names grouped together in your contact information.  Or maybe like me, you go to several locations of one store. Setting Up a Group Click on Settings and scroll down to Contacts Click on the Sort Order and Display Order to change to Last Name if not already on this setting. In the last name field I’ve listed Kroger then the location.  This way when you search Kroger all the locations … Continue reading Easy Tip Creating Groups in Contacts

Tips for Mailboxes

Photo by Plush Design Studio on Pexels.com Mailbox Extras If you use one or five emails, you can view them a couple ways in the Mail app that is preinstalled on your iPhone and iPad. You can see in the photos below each email can have folders. The last photo is my work email, which has folders inside folders. This easy access on your iPhone or iPad can be very important when your away from your work or home office. How it Works You have duplicate listings of your emails.  The top section shows only emails. The second set is … Continue reading Tips for Mailboxes

New Tip Using Siri

Hey Siri! Here is a easy way to find out what Siri can do for you.  Make sure you have “Hey Siri” turned on (see link below on how to set up Siri).  Next say, Hey Siri what can you do? Slideshows First slideshow: what happens when you ask Siri what she can do Red arrow at the bottom of first screen is pointing to a “carrot” Tap “carrot” for more options within that app Second slideshow:  more options in the Calendar app Links To Learn More About Siri Here are a couple links to Apple for more information on … Continue reading New Tip Using Siri

New Photos App Tip

  Quick Tip to Delete Photos If you want to delete multiple photos at once, here’s a quick way. Click on Photos app Tap on “select” in top right corner Slide your finger across the photos you want to delete This will allow you to delete a lot of photos at once.  If you accidentally select one you don’t want to delete, just tap it to de-select that photo. If you do hit delete, the photo will go to a “deleted photos” album.  You can open the album and move it back to any other album you choose. Remember to … Continue reading New Photos App Tip