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

iOS 13 Updates for iPhone

Software Update to the Update? My last post said to wait at least 24 hours to update. So far nothing has surfaced that is causing major issues. If you haven’t updated to Apple’s latest iOS 13, you might want to wait anyways. Rumors have already started there may be a new iOS 13.1 available next week. If you want to wait, then you don’t have to do two updates so close together. Apple typically doesn’t confirm this until the update is available. This is very common because you can test and test software and once it’s public, a glitch can … Continue reading iOS 13 Updates for iPhone

iOS 13 Update

Today is the release of iOS 13. As always, I recommend waiting at least 24-48 hours before downloading. If you wait until next week, it would be even better. This allows time for any unexpected bugs to be caught and worked out before you update. It’s hard to wait, but it’s the best recommendation. This also applies to any device update. Thanks for stopping by today. 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading iOS 13 Update

Apple & Third Party Repairs

  Apple Launches Approval for 3rd Party Repairs This is great news, especially for those who don’t live close to an Apple store.   Each repair location will need to have a certified technician which is offered as free training.  So this should make it easier for smaller businesses to join in the repair of iPhones a lot easier. You can read more in the link below! Third Party Repairs Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Apple & Third Party Repairs

Easy iPhone Tip: Who is Calling Me?

  Use Contact Photo to See Who is Calling Just a few easy steps and you can see who is calling using a contact photo.  This does require you have a photo of the person or photo that represents that caller. Open the Phone app on your iPhone as pointed out in the first photo. Click on Contacts at the bottom of your screen. Search and select the contact you are adding a photo, click edit in top right Click on “add photo” in top left, select your photo, then click Done in top right Next time you receive a … Continue reading Easy iPhone Tip: Who is Calling Me?

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

Apple Watch Update

Quick note about the new 5.3 Apple Watch update. There is a security fix for the walkie- talkie feature. The ECG feature on S4 watches, will now be available in Singapore and Canada. Recommendation: this isn’t much of an update unless you used the walkie-talkie app or if you live in Canada or Singapore. No real need to update as no other security features were mentioned. A new, full update will be available this fall if you want to wait to update. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Apple Watch Update

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

Five Best Tips Wins 3rd Place

Wow what a surprise and an honor! Thank you to the Bloggers Bash judges for choosing my post for a 3rd place win in their annual competition. I really appreciate the judges comments as well, which are below. Thanks to all of you for your support too! Please click on the link to read the post! Best Five iPhone Tips to Make Your Life Easier! Thanks for stopping by today!👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Five Best Tips Wins 3rd Place

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