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
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
When you have friends or family members over, you’re bound to hear, what’s your WiFi password? However, you don’t want to tell just anyone your actual password right? Think of your kids or grandkids and all their friends asking for your password! So here’s a quick way to do just that (requires iOS 11 software update). How to Share Your WiFi Password Both phones (or iPad) must be using iOS 11.0. You can find what software you are using in Settings. Check out this previous post, Settings = Information Once your guest is there, have them tap on Settings, … Continue reading Share Your WiFi, But Not Your Password
Now I’m not a football fan, but I thought I’d start this Sunday off with a few “replays” of some original posts. It’s not easy, even for me, to keep track of all the things iPhone, iPad Pro, and Apple Watch can do. Here’s hoping you take time to read again. If you’re a first time reader, let me know if you have any questions. My Phone is Acting Crazy! Where’s my iPhone? Podcasts App-Listening and Learning Have a great Sunday! Debbie Continue reading Sunday Replay
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?
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?
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?
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!
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
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
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
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