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

Apple Pay and Apple Wallet

  Apple Pay With the new Apple Card coming this summer, maybe you can start practicing using Apple Pay on your current devices. Apple has updated their Apple Pay set up video, which includes setting up different devices How To Set Up Apple Pay . Practice when the line is short and make sure you have another form of payment with you.  Many stores are new to using Apple Pay too.  So each experience may be a little different. Their employees may be familiar with the process or may have never seen it done before.   I’ve used Apple Pay on … Continue reading Apple Pay and Apple Wallet

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

Fast Photos App Tip

Photos App on Your iPhone Doesn’t this photo just scream Spring is here?  Nothing Apple related, but a beautiful photo! You’ve probably opened your Photos app 1,000’s of times.  Have you ever scrolled down and looked at the options?  It’s a great way to quickly access only your videos, screenshots, or your portrait mode photos.  Also time to empty your deleted photos album! Note About Hidden Folder Putting photos in the “Hidden” folder doesn’t really keep them secret, if that’s what you’re needing to do.  For example, you’ve take a few photos of possible gifts for your kids.  You put … Continue reading Fast Photos App Tip

Text Message Easy Tip

Quick Tip to Reply to a Text When you get a notification on your iPhone X, slide it to the left. iPhone 8 and earlier, pull down the notification from your lock screen and you’ll see the message and be able to reply right away.       Note: you’ll need to have your software up to date.   Tap on View and you will be able to see the message and reply without opening up the Messages app.  You can also tap on the mic (bottom right) and leave a quick voice message too!  It’s a fast and easy way … Continue reading Text Message Easy Tip

Quick Tip and a Milestone!

Thank you to all my followers! I hit 200 on Wednesday! Thankful that people read the tips and come back for more!  Grateful for each like, comment, and follow! Quick Tip Apple Watch owners:  when you have your watch on, it becomes the “primary” source for notifications.  It will use the same notification sound for all text messages even if you have a specific one set for a contact/number.  If you take your watch off, you notice the alert tone now comes from your iPhone, not the watch.  ⌚️📱 So if you wondered about this, it’s how it’s supposed to … Continue reading Quick Tip and a Milestone!

Apple Phishing Email

  Fake Email Today’s post is more of a reminder to stay aware about “phishing” emails.  What is a “phishing” email?  It’s an email that tells you there is an issue you need to fix, or change your password, or your account has been deactivated.  They come from all sources, from all company names, and recently I received one from someone trying to access my Apple ID.  The majority seem very real and often tell you to act immediately. Important Steps to Take Most important step, do not click on any links, in any email.  If you want to double … Continue reading Apple Phishing Email

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

New Tip Using App Switcher on iPhone X

App Switcher This tip is for iPhone X models. It’s quick and easy. Once you have an app open, use the black line at the bottom of screen to “switch” apps. Screen Recording You can watch the screen recording from my phone below to see it in action. Since there are only 4 apps open, I went back and forth. You can easily swipe left or right to see which apps you want to open again. If you use this tip, let me know. Also, remember to share with your family friends on your social media. Thanks for stopping by … Continue reading New Tip Using App Switcher on iPhone X

iOS Update 12.2

Update Recommended First time, but I’m recommending you update your iPhone to iOS 12.2 today. There are over 50 security updates that are small to very important. This update is also full of software needed for new services from Apple. Go to Settings, General, Software Update. Your phone will need to be on Wifi and at least 50% charged. This link to Apple gives you clear and specific information on security. Plus details on changes to current and future services. If you have the iPhone 10x, try the new Animojis! I love the shark! Apple iOS 12.2 Update Thanks for … Continue reading iOS Update 12.2

Apple Credit Card

Credit Card Game Changer What is Apple Credit Card? Apple has set out to be the leader in credit card processes. Your own card number specific to your device! When you make a purchase, the card number is not given to the retailer. It’s both fraud protection and privacy rolled into one card. NO FEES! No late fees, no over credit limit charges, no international fees, no annual fee, NO FEES! But it’s so much more. DAILY Cash Back! So imagine making a purchase and at the end of the day you get a cash credit to the Apple Cash … Continue reading Apple Credit Card

AirPods What’s New?

New AirPods Available Today Apple is having their March event!  One of the new devices, which is already available, is AirPods. They are the same size and look, but have a new chip and the case has the ability to charge wirelessly.  The AirPods can also talk with Siri.  For many that will be a game changer.  I’m sure Apple will give more details if you get a chance to watch the live event. If you have jumped to the wireless charging band wagon, you will be able to buy the wireless charging case without buying new AirPods at about … Continue reading AirPods What’s New?

Best Five iPhone Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

Five Questions! Are you a techy person? Does your device help you or frustrate you? Is asking your kids how to use your iPhone the norm? How would you like to show them a new tip? Do you have five minutes? That’s all you’ll need to read these tips!  All comments welcome and remember to share with your family and friends! 1. Add Contacts as Email VIP’s  Waiting on a special email that says “You’re A Winner”😊?  Want to find your favorite people’s emails instantly? Follow the steps below. Open email app, tap VIP link, tap Add VIP Search and … Continue reading Best Five iPhone Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

Repost Bloggers Bash

Reposting today as the deadline for entries is 23:59 (GMT) on Sunday, 24th March 2019!! I’m finishing mine on Saturday. One rule is to post on your blog and provide the link to enter. Make sure to read all directions! The theme is “five”. Look for all five new tips from me this Saturday! The Bloggers Bash Blog Post Competition — Hugh’s Views & News Continue reading Repost Bloggers Bash

Great Tip Using iMessages

Making Text Messages Fun Have fun with iMessages and create a message with different filters and actions. Follow the screenshots and directions below to learn fun new ways to use iMessages! *Note, if you only press the blue arrow, you will send your text.  You need to press and hold the blue arrow to get the different options. You may want to practice with someone who knows your trying the new features. Plus, the receiving phone needs to be an iPhone for the message filters to show up. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻   Continue reading Great Tip Using iMessages