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

Text Messages

Have you ever wondered if your text was delivered and what time?  Here’s a quick tip on finding out this information! Easy Way to View Message Delivered Open your text message app.  Tap the name of someone you recently sent a text message.  Now press on the screen and drag to the left.  You will see the time of delivery of the message.  You can easily find the date too, by scrolling down on the screen to the first message sent that date.  That’s it, short and sweet! What Do You Think? Thanks for stopping by today!  Comment below and … Continue reading Text Messages

iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders

We all have our favorite apps on our phones.  Maybe you have two, three or ten favorite apps.  You might have several that are similar in content, like social media apps or photo apps.  Today’s post is how to get them all in one folder for YOUR convenience. Something New Today:  Video! Yes, I’m starting to use “screen recording” for some videos and will be adding videos when it fits the topic.  What I like about this idea, is sometimes it’s hard to explain only in writing.  Plus I’m a very visual learner! This is a perfect example, creating folders. … Continue reading iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders

Find My Apple Watch

If you want to know how to find your iPhone using your watch read this post, Where’s my iPhone? How To Find Your Watch First, search your phone for the Watch app.  Mine is in a “folder” of apps.  I’ll be posting this week on how to create a “folder” to put your similar apps in one place. Next, tap the Watch app and type in “Find” in the Search bar.  This will bring up the Find My Apple Watch section for you to tap to open. Your next screen with be the app loading the map and location of your … Continue reading Find My Apple Watch

Tips While Traveling

If you’re traveling this summer and looking for ways to make it easier, then this information is perfect for you!  Two great ways to use your iPhone to help while your waiting on a plane or trying to find your way around the airport. Tracking A Flight Whether you’re flying on your next adventure or you’re waiting on a flight to land, it’s easy to track the flight with your phone. All you need is the flight number!  While on your home screen, swipe down on the screen to see the Search bar.  Type in the flight number and you’ll … Continue reading Tips While Traveling

Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Did you know you can easily ask Siri to translate into five languages?  It’s very easy and ready at the push of a button or by saying “Hey Siri”. Translate into Five Languages If you travel or have friends who speak one of these five languages, now you can communicate with ease!  Need to get a taxi, ask for help, ask for directions, or you want to speak to your friends in their native language?  Just ask Siri for a translation in one of these five languages:  Spanish, German, French, Italian, Mandarin. Activate Siri Depending on how you activate Siri, … Continue reading Things to Ask Siri-Translation

Fun Tip On Using Reader View

I just found a new, exciting tip to share with you on using Reader View! My first post on Reader View can be found here ➡️ Stop Website Frustration with Reader View Easy Changes for Easier Reading Using this tip, you can change the font size and style, as well as the background color.  This takes just a few easy steps to make reading so much more enjoyable!  You will find it so much easier to read the articles you choose. Steps to Make Changes The first photo is the original view in Reader View mode on my website.  See the … Continue reading Fun Tip On Using Reader View

Medical ID on iPhone

Not everyone likes to put this information on their phones, but I just want to make sure you’re aware it’s an option that is available on your iPhone. The Medical ID is part of the Health App on your iPhone.  If you’d like more information on using the Health App, please click on this link to Apple Support Apple Health App Special Note My Health App and Medical ID are completed so I’m unable to do screen shots for this feature to show you how to use the app.  That’s why I’m recommending you review the link at Apple to see … Continue reading Medical ID on iPhone

Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch

Dick Tracy Mode Did you know you can access Siri on your Apple watch? Do you remember Dick Tracy? That’s what I feel like when I talk to my watch. He was surely ahead of his time! Activating Siri First, check your Settings in the Watch app so Siri is turned on so it will work. The Watch app is where you determine all settings for the watch. There are actually three ways to activate Siri on your watch. Say “Hey Siri” Press and hold the Digital Crown If you are using the Siri watch face, tap the Siri color … Continue reading Quick Tip: Siri on Apple Watch

Make Your Life Easy-Magnify Text

Have you noticed how the print on things like ingredients on a cereal box or a menu at a restaurant just keeps getting smaller and smaller?  Well I sure have 🤓 and for many reading small text can be very frustrating. Great news!  There are two quick ways to view small print on just about anything!  One is the Magnify feature and second, is using the Camera app. Since you’ll use your phone to magnify the text, nobody will even know what you’re doing!  So don’t feel shy to use this feature. Everyone has their phones out doing something, so you’ll … Continue reading Make Your Life Easy-Magnify Text

Photos App and Fun Tips

If you love to take photos on your phone like I do, then you’ll love reading this post!  Most iPhones back to iPhone 4 had a decent camera.  Now most iPhones have AMAZING cameras whether you’re at the beach, playing with the kids, or taking photos of your fur babies!  Let’s go over a few fun tips to use on your iPhone.  If you would like to know exactly how and what your phone’s camera can do, go to my link here for a free user guide. FREE User Guides! Find a Photo Fast Open the Photos app on your phone.  … Continue reading Photos App and Fun Tips

Ask A Question: Update to Update Post

Thanks to KC for a question regarding updating your software! Last week I posted recommendations for updating software on your devices.  Here is a link for you to review General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT!  Below I’ve listed the question and my rely. Question Doesn’t the phone update on it’s own when charging at night if you don’t update when you get the pop up? Is there a way to tell it not to update? Reply When your phone is ready to be updated, Apple will send you a notification which typically is a pop up asking if you want to update now. … Continue reading Ask A Question: Update to Update Post

FREE User Guides!

Have you ever needed a manual for your device but didn’t know where to find one? Great news! It’s been right in your device all along for 🌟 FREE!! 🌟 iBooks If you use the iBooks app already, then you are one step of ahead of us!  If you don’t use the app, you’ll need to find it by searching your device.  From any screen on your device, pull down and the Search bar will appear at the top of the screen.  Type in iBooks and the app will appear as shown below. Finding Your Device User Guide First things first. … Continue reading FREE User Guides!

General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT!

I love getting tips or tricks on how to use my devices, don’t you?  This is a great tip given to me a long time ago by a coworker that I still follow today. Updates on Any Mobile Device iOS software updates will be coming out this Fall for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and Apple TV.  There are going to be lots of changes👩🏻‍💻📲💻🖥.  I know not everyone is as excited as I am, as change is frustrating. That’s another reason I write my blog, to help make your life easier using your mobile devices. Patience is a … Continue reading General Tips: Software Updates, WAIT!

Controlling Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been one of my favorite gifts I’ve ever received.  So many things I can do without pulling out my phone out of my purse.  Today it’s all about the icons in the Control Center.  Check out my previous post on finding your iPhone using your watch by clicking   Where’s my iPhone? Warning—Using the Side Button Be very careful using the side button on the watch.  It is now able to call 911 AUTOMATICALLY by pressing and holding it down.  911 will call you back and you’ll have to explain that it was an accidental call. Depending … Continue reading Controlling Apple Watch

Siri Can Do What?

If you use Siri or have ever searched what to ask Siri, you’ll find a ton of things.  Did you know you can teach Siri how to say your name or any of your contact’s names?  Did you know you can ask Siri to open an app for you?  It’s time to put this phone to work for you!  For more great ways to use Siri to your advantage, check out this link to Apple Siri Can Do What?   Today I’m just going to give you a few things to ask Siri to do for you! Typical things people ask … Continue reading Siri Can Do What?

Wallpapers the Choice is Yours

If you’ve ever seen your friend’s phone and thought, how did they get their grandkids photo to show when they unlock it?  Well Apple has given you two places you can design how your phone looks when you are using it. You have a Home Screen and a Lock Screen.  Both need a background photo or what Apple calls a “Wallpaper”.  This strikes me funny, since it’s a bunch of cool, young people running this giant tech company and they decided to call it “wallpaper”? Like my Grandma’s wallpaper? 😂  Anyways, we’re going to call it Wallpaper ONLY because that’s how … Continue reading Wallpapers the Choice is Yours

Settings = Information

Have you ever had a question about your phone/tablet or need a repair done?  Well if you do, one thing you’ll need is your serial number when you call for service.  Luckily, it’s a piece of cake to find it in Settings. What Are Settings? This is the real story on “Settings”.   It tells the phone or tablet what to do and when to do it.  That’s basically it and it also stores information.  I’d love to have a “Settings” feature in me!  Like push my ear and I go right to sleep for 8 hours.  Or touch my … Continue reading Settings = Information