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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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

Reminders: Never Forget Again!

Reminders and Cats When was the last time you forgot something you wanted to pick up or do while you were out?  Recently I forgot to buy stamps when I was at the post office, but didn’t realize until I got home and was so frustrated! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Reminders to the rescue!  The Reminders app is built right into your iPhone.  I’m going to show you how to set up a location reminder to one of my favorite places to go, this is their link,  Gem City Catfe   Sitting at this beautiful catfe, writing, drinking coffee, AND playing with cats is the … Continue reading Reminders: Never Forget Again!

Stop Website Frustration with Reader View

Do you get frustrated by how hard it can be to read a website article on your iPhone or iPad?  All the ads, pop ups, side bar scrolling of stuff I think I WANT but don’t NEED to buy, it’s crazy!  Well there’s a quick way to end that frustration, start using Reader View. No more ads for vacuum cleaners moving on the screen when you’re busy trying to look at cute kitten photos.  My cats gave permission to use their photos.  I did have to pay them with a treat. Reader View:  What is it? When I hear the word … Continue reading Stop Website Frustration with Reader View

Calculator Tip

What do you do if you enter the wrong number while using a calculator app? Deleting all the numbers has been the common practice, until today!  Try this trick that I just found late last year! I entered 12,346 instead of 12,345.  Touch on the last number entered and swipe left. The number should disappear allowing you to enter the correct number. Note:  This tip should apply to any calculator app that doesn’t have a “back” or “delete” key. What’s Next? Finding something in settings can be a tedious task.  I’ll show you the quick way to search on any … Continue reading Calculator Tip