3 Easy Tips Using Siri

Hey Siri, Turn On the Flashlight! Yes, you can have Siri turn on or off your flashlight on your iPhone.  One of the most recent things I’ve found that Siri can do for me.  Siri has gotten faster and more fun to use. You can use even more complex statements like, text mom I’ll be over around 9 tonight.  Or call mom on speaker! You can use Siri to set alarms, appointments, even reminders, “remind me to get gas when I leave work”.  How cool is that?  Here’s a previous post on using location based reminders you might like as … Continue reading 3 Easy Tips Using Siri

Alarm Clock and Siri

Quick Tip Have you used Siri to set up an alarm? It’s quick and easy. There are several ways to activate Siri, based on your phone and settings. Using Siri is fun and easy to do. You can say “Hey Siri, set an alarm for 7pm to check the dryer”. Then you go about your business, alarm goes off at 7pm, and you think why did I set that alarm? 😂 Siri saves the day by adding your “alarm title” when you set the alarm. Brilliant!! Thanks for stopping by today. Remember to share this post, and the website, with … Continue reading Alarm Clock and Siri

iPhone Updates 12.1 Revisited

As of today, it seems the internet has calmed down about the iOS 12.1 update.   I’ll be updating tomorrow while I’m at work so I’ll have a phone if needed.  That’s right, I don’t have a home phone!  Seems strange to me even 5 years later.  I remember using a phone on the wall with a “party line”!  Let me know if you remember this! Are You Ready to Update? The majority of iPhone users, back to an iPhone 5, will see benefits from updating.  There are several fun things and new functions that will be available in this … Continue reading iPhone Updates 12.1 Revisited

Best Tip for Free Information

  Reposting this information today since many people have purchased a new phone.  Maybe you didn’t, but you can always share this tip with someone who did.  Plus, lots of people will be getting a new phone during the holidays. FREE User Guides! Let me know if you have a question by clicking on the Ask A Question tab above. Please share this post with friends and family on your social media or by email too! Thanks for stopping by today! Debbie👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Best Tip for Free Information

Quick Tip-Save Website on Home Screen

Not sure why I didn’t post this a long time ago!  Do you have a website you visit often (like this one🤷🏻‍♀️) or maybe a store that you like to use their website not use an app? Another example is your bank.  I like to use my bank’s website when I’m paying bills or need to view all the options available.  Many times the bank app doesn’t have the exact functions as the website. How to Save a Website to Your Home Screen I’m using screenshoots of my website (hint hint) to show you how to save.  😊 Open the … Continue reading Quick Tip-Save Website on Home Screen

Alert: Issues with 12.1 Update Use Caution

Many articles are being shared about serious and not so serious issues with the current update of 12.1 for iPhones and iPads.  Some are as serious as people being able to hack your phone just by a phone call.  I haven’t confirmed this source, but wanted to make you aware.  If you want to read more about this you can start here iOS 12.1 Problems or iMore.com is also another good source.  Remember to use Reader View Stop Website Frustration with Reader View to stop all the ads from showing. I’m researching more information, but for the time being I’m recommending to NOT update … Continue reading Alert: Issues with 12.1 Update Use Caution

Best Tip Using Alarm Clock

Do you use Apple’s “Clock” app on your phone as your alarm clock?  Seems like the majority use the Alarm clock function most every day.  More importantly, do you use the snooze function? Snooze or Not to Snooze? Snooze on Apple’s “Clock” app is set to go off every 9 minutes.  I don’t use the snooze feature in the morning often.  If I need a little more time before getting up, I just set another alarm based on the current time and where I have to be in that morning. Maybe it’s a control issue? 😂 Alarm Settings The first … Continue reading Best Tip Using Alarm Clock

Apple New Event

  Apple’s new event is October 30th at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Howard Gilman Opera House.  Makes me wonder what the connection is between new products they are expected to announce and the venue they are holding the event.  🤔 Here’s what’s been going around the rumor mills on what to expect at the next event.  New iPad Pro, new MacBook Air, and a new Mac Mini.  I’m not too familiar with the MacBook as I use an iPad Pro.  But if you’re looking for a new device, maybe a Christmas or Birthday gift, check out iMore’s link for … Continue reading Apple New Event

Best Battery Quick Tip

Screen Time in iOS 12 Some have reported that they are seeing their battery drain faster now that they have updated to iOS 12 software. Have you noticed this? Here’s a tip I read about yesterday. Screen Time is a great feature for getting some perspective on how much time your or your kids are spending on “screens”. However, there are users who are reporting it’s draining their battery. Try this, go to Settings, Screen Time and turn it off. You’ll get a pop up asking if you really want to turn it off, click yes and that’s it. Now … Continue reading Best Battery Quick Tip

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!

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

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 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

Do You Hate Ads? Turn Them Off!

Annoying Ads Have you ever searched for a specific pair of shoes on Amazon and the next few days you see several ads on Facebook for the same or similar shoes?  I hate when that happens!😡  This is referred to as “cross over tracking” of your search history.  So whatever you search can be linked into another app like Facebook or Twitter to show you ads for similar items.  Do you know how many “new animal product” ads pop up because I’ve watched 100’s of cat videos?  😹😹😹 Reduce/Stop Ads This is something I did when I first got my … Continue reading Do You Hate Ads? Turn Them Off!