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!

Apple Watch Tip and Life Saver

Apple Watch Sending Location This is a tip that not only is convenient, but could be a life saver!  Now you probably know you can send your location from your iPhone when you send a text message.  You can also do this with your Apple Watch.  Let’s say you’re waiting at a restaurant for someone and you want to make sure they know your location.  Here’s the easy way without pulling out your iPhone. Depending on how you have your watch set up, one way to access the Messages app is to push the Digital Crown and scroll through until … Continue reading Apple Watch Tip and Life Saver

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

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

Apple Watch App Layout

If you have the Apple Watch you should be familiar with the photo of the app layout on your watch.   This view can be difficult to move around on and make it hard to select the app you want to use.  Now you can make a change to this layout that’s easiest for you to use.   Quick Tip on Changing Your View First you’ll need to press the Digital Crown.  Now press in the center of the watch, this is referred to as “Force Touch” until you see the pop up to choose “Grid View” or “List View” … Continue reading Apple Watch App Layout

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

Apple Watch-Clear All Notifications

Sometimes when you look at your latest notification, does it make you crazy all the notifications from yesterday are still there?  Well it does for me, so here’s a quick way to clear ALL notifications on your Apple Watch. Access Your Notifications First you need to give the “ok” If you want to receive notifications on your watch.  Open your Watch App on your iPhone, go to Settings and look for Notifications.  You can set which ones you want to receive here. How to Clear All Notifications When you see the red dot at the top of  your watch that’s … Continue reading Apple Watch-Clear All Notifications

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

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

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

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