Battery Checks

  Have you wondered why your battery runs out earlier some days than others? Now you can see what apps you are using the most and how they are draining your battery power. How to Check Your Battery Health and Usage What is battery health?  When you look at this setting, you’ll see maximum capacity that your battery is able to charge.  This is especially helpful when you have an older phone.  If you are only able to charge up to 50% capacity, the Peak Performance Capability will most likely recommend when or if to change your battery. First, you’ll … Continue reading Battery Checks

iPhone and iPad Charging Issues

Have you been having issues charging since you updated to iOS 12?  There will be a fix coming from Apple soon.  Not sure of a specific date, but I’ll keep you posted. Charging Issues There have been enough people with charging issues that Apple is working on a fix in the next iOS update.  The issues have varied and seem to be hit and miss with other users.  I haven’t experienced any of these issues myself. Some people reported they plugged the charging cable into the phone and wall, but the charging would not start until they tapped and “woke … Continue reading iPhone and iPad Charging Issues

Help-Need Your Input!

Would You Help A Blogger Out? I really need your help!  Most of the posts I write about are typically based on iPhone 6, 7, and 8.  Any S or plus version.   The Apple Watch posts have been based on the series 0, 1, and 2.  Recently, I’ve been posting about the new Apple Watch 4 and the new software iOS 12. What would really help me with what comes next on my blog is, knowing what YOU are using as your device on a regular basis.  This will help me to research and write about information that will … Continue reading Help-Need Your Input!

Apple Watch 4 Unboxing

Morning all!  I’m trying to get back on track with posting.  Work, studying, prepping for exams have had to take more of my time lately.  But I’m off today and decided to get some writing done for my next few posts. Have you ever watched a video that shows the “unboxing” of a new device? I haven’t either!🤷🏻‍♀️  Well this one has changed my mind. What’s intriguing is it’s not all flashy, loud, and jumping all over the place.  Plus, I’m sure he just saved me a ton of time trying to open the box when I finally get my … Continue reading Apple Watch 4 Unboxing

Apple Watch 4

This is a screenshot from Apple’s website.  I’ve been reading and listening to podcasts trying to get some more information about the newest watch. What’s New and Old The new watch series 4 has a new feature called Fall Detection.  From the information available, a lot of testing went into this feature.  It’s going to be very beneficial, especially for those who live in areas of snow and ice.  Also for anyone who is prone to falling.  This could be someone who is older or someone who may have other medical conditions that make them prone to falling. The series … Continue reading Apple Watch 4

New Apple iPhones

Today’s post is about the new iPhones.  One thing Apple does very well, is update their website!  Here is a link to their site for you to read and watch the videos.  Apple iPhones There is an option that you can do a side by side comparison of your current phone and a new iPhone. You can compare all the specs just by scrolling. Here is a link that compares the models. iPhone Comparisons I’ve heard a lot of hype about the MAX iPhone.  Make sure if you choose to upgrade your phone, that you actually hold one in your … Continue reading New Apple iPhones

Where Have You Been?

This is not new to iOS 12.  It’s been there, but I just learned about it a couple weeks ago from a podcast I listen to about Apple devices. First things first, the information on your device is encrypted and can’t be read by Apple.  It is stored only on your device.  I’m sure there are many who won’t believe this to be true and there won’t be anything said here to try and convince you one way or the other.  If your location services is turned off, you should not have any history. How to Find Where You’ve Been … Continue reading Where Have You Been?

Messages and Photos Update

With every new update there will be changes in how you find something or where it “lives” now.  I just found this one last night and wanted to share it with you today. There’s a bonus in the photo below too.  If you figure it out before reading the post, let me know in the comments.  Come on Apple, it’s been a long time coming for this change! 👩🏻‍💻🤦🏻‍♀️📱 Update on Finding Photos in Messages In a previous post on how to easily find photos in messages, there has been a small change.  But like traditional Apple updates, if something … Continue reading Messages and Photos Update

iOS 12 Quick Update

Updated iPhone and iPad Today Morning everyone! I’m back from training and updated this morning. I didn’t have any issues. What about you? Have you updated your devices? Any issues you have had or seen others have? Let me know! This will be quick as I need to get to work! As you can see in photo below, the first thing I noticed was the bolder “predictive” text. Predictive text is the text that shows when you start typing. It’s predicting what word you might want so you can tap on the word. Maybe Apple just made the background a … Continue reading iOS 12 Quick Update

Software Updates for Apple

Image Credit: Pixaby Software Updates READ the Links Below Before Updating Well it’s been a very busy week for me and Apple! 😂  I’m still reading and watching videos to give you the most accurate information.  I’ll be in training classes next week, but plan to update at night. Just to be sure you know how serious I am about updating, I will NOT update until Thursday!!!  It will be soooooo hard, I mean really hard, but I’ll be searching the internet during breaks and reaching out to tech groups I follow to see if they have heard of any … Continue reading Software Updates for Apple

Apple’s Event

  Wow! I was only able to watch the Apple Watch 4 presentation and I fell in love with the watch all over again! The addition of Fall detection and ability to record an EKG was way more than I expected.  Plus the watch function is FDA approved!  That’s a huge accomplishment for Apple.  This will be an amazing tool for patients to keep their physicians informed.  I hate when you’ve been sick and your symptoms disappear the morning of your appointment! Below is a link that has lots of information shown during the event, as well as stories they … Continue reading Apple’s Event

Tomorrow is the Day!

Lots of rumors going around and “leaks” of what’s coming from Apple tomorrow.  My excitement is getting the best of me!  📱👩🏻‍💻⌚️🖥💻 However, I’ve learned not to believe it until I see it.  If you would like to listen to the event, there are multiple ways. If you are on Twitter, search for Apple’s verified account and they will post a link there for you to click that you “like” the tweet and they’ll send you a link.  Typically so many people are logging in, I usually have a couple alternatives.  You can do a Google search, how to watch … Continue reading Tomorrow is the Day!

Close Your Rings!

Have you wondered, how do I close those darn rings?  The Stand ring has been one that’s hard for me to close since I have a full time desk job.  But I still try to get up and stretch even if I can’t leave my desk to walk around a little. The name, Stand ring is a little misleading.  It’s not just stand, it’s move around for 1 minute also. Help with What the Rings Mean Each ring is designed to really get you moving.  Stand, Exercise, Move.  They look really good when they are closed.  Plus it’s motivating to see … Continue reading Close Your Rings!

Apple Watch Activity

Activity on your Apple Watch can do a lot more than you may think.  Plus you have options when setting up the watch that you should review before exercising. Setting Up Your Apple Watch Don’t skip the most important step of calibrating your watch.  Especially, if your main form of exercise is walking or running!   I’ve included a link below from Apple which explains the steps better than I ever could. 😂 Heart Rate (HR) Monitor One of the most important functions of the watch is to monitor your heart rate.  There are a few steps you need to take … Continue reading Apple Watch Activity

What Does That Mean?

Today’s post is to make sure you have the information you need for the upcoming Apple event.  Read about it here 👉🏼  Apple Event Date Set! Below are definitions of words you’re going to hear a lot about in the next few weeks.  You’ll hear about new things on the event date.  I plan to post the same day and probably the next few days with new things coming out and when they will be ready to purchase.  I’ve already planned my lunch at 1pm that day to at least hear the beginning! 👩🏻‍💻🤷🏻‍♀️📱 Common Words Used by Apple & … Continue reading What Does That Mean?

Apple Event Date Set!

Wednesday, September 12th 1:00pm EST/10:00am PT Lots of new announcements coming out on this date! 9 to 5 Article This article has lots of information and hopefully you’ll have lots of questions for me! Today’s the Last Day The special 20% off discount on watch bands at Clockwork Synergy ends today.  Free shipping on all US orders also.  The discount applies to all bands on their site, not just Apple bands. 😊  Click on this previous link for the discount code Surprise-Discount Code for You!   Thanks for stopping by! Debbie👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Apple Event Date Set!

Wait! New Apple Products

September WWDC for Apple Apple is gearing up for it’s next big conference, WWDC, World Wide Developers Conference in September, maybe the 2nd week. I know I’m really excited to see all the new devices and software coming out!  I won’t be buying this year as I bought last  year for a “big” birthday!   I’ll be reviewing information for you here and taking all your questions. This is the perfect time to starting asking questions because you may get a new device or want to know something about the new software.  So don’t be shy!  Click on that Ask A … Continue reading Wait! New Apple Products

Great Tips Using USB Cables

Updates will be coming soon for most, if not all, devices.  Phones, iPads, Apple Watch, Macs, and Apple TV’s. If you haven’t read the previous post on updating, here is the original post General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT! and an update based on a question from a reader. Ask A Question: Update to Update Post . More Tips on Updating If you are updating wirelessly, your device is required to be at least 50% charged.  However, if you are close to that and it goes below 50% while updating, your update may stop. Updating with an Apple USB cable or one that’s been certified … Continue reading Great Tips Using USB Cables

Try Talking, Not Typing

Image Credit: Pixaby Are you tired of typing texts, website searches, or even emails?  Did you know you can use the microphone at the bottom of the iPhone or iPad and just speak your message?  It’s not 100% accurate all the time, but you can edit and make changes a lot faster than typing the entire note. How To Use the Microphone To use the microphone when searching the internet: Tap on Safari to open a new web search Tap on the microphone as pointed out with the red arrow Next screen is what you’ll see once you tap on … Continue reading Try Talking, Not Typing