Have You Forgotten to Return an Important Call? Stop, Read This!

    Note: this screen is only seen when your phone is unlocked. I’m sure you’ve seen this screen a hundred times.  But do you know what happens if you tap “Remind Me” when a call comes in?  Let’s talk about how this little reminder can mend broken relationships or make your mother cry tears of joy!  I know, a little dramatic, but so true if you actually remember to call someone back when you said you would, right???📱 Remind Me When your phone is unlocked and you receive a call, you can tap “Remind Me” to notify you to … Continue reading Have You Forgotten to Return an Important Call? Stop, Read This!

Psst! Secret iPhone Tip Revealed

Did you know there is a Compass on the iPhone?  Well it’s there, but I don’t know anyone who has ever used it!  That’s not even the secret!  The Level feature is the secret!  Yes, inside the Compass is a level so forget about that old photo above! To find the level, you can pull down on any screen to see the Search bar at the top.  Type in Compass.  Open the Compass and swipe left and there’s your level! The photos below show what you’ll see when holding the Level up against the wall.  The second photo shows the … Continue reading Psst! Secret iPhone Tip Revealed

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?

Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name!

      If you use Siri for making calls or texting people, you know your contact’s names can sound way off!  Did you know you can change the way Siri says the name of the person you’re trying to reach?  It’s really easy to do and you’ll never hear the name pronounced wrong again. Siri, Say My Name One way is to ask Siri to open a contact that you know the name is not pronounced correctly.  In my example I used Barnes & Noble.  The “&” was pronounced “ampersand” not “and”.   You will need to tell Siri … Continue reading Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name!

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

Air Pods and Apple TV and Photo Tips!

Apple has a large variety of products.  The tips below will apply to a few new things that have not been posted before.  I hope one of them helps you use your technology to enhance your use of mobile devices! Air Pods The Air Pods have been one of the best wireless ear buds I’ve used, not because they are Apple, but because they work so well and I’ve never had them fall out.  I know, amazing! One of the best uses is setting up your Air Pods bluetooth with Apple TV 4th generation or above.  Now you can watch … Continue reading Air Pods and Apple TV and Photo Tips!

Apple Watch as Camera Remote

If you have an Apple Watch and an iPhone you now have a way to take a photo using your watch! How to Set Up Your Watch as a Remote for Photos Even though you can’t actually take a photo with your watch by itself, you can use the watch remotely to take the shot! First set up your photo.  Let’s say you’re at a family gathering at a restaurant and you want to be in the group photo too.  Since most of us don’t carry around a mini tripod, you can use a shelf or something on a table … Continue reading Apple Watch as Camera Remote

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

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 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