How to Use Apple Pay

Why Use Apple Pay? I’ll start off by saying using Apple Pay, in my opinion, is an awesome feature on iPhones, Macs, and Apple Watch. I use Apple Pay regularly. It’s convenient and more secure.  Once you add your cards, you’ll find them in your “Wallet” app. Many people don’t like to add credit cards to their devices, but in my opinion, this one is the best options to avoid having your credit card number stolen.  I’m only writing this post to make you aware of options available to use on your device. Apple Pay can be used in many … Continue reading How to Use Apple Pay

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 Holiday Travel

Wondering how your phone can help you during the upcoming holiday travel?  I’ve already checked and confirmed the process is the same with iOS 12 update. I’m reposting this information since we are getting closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas, the biggest travel days of the year. Finding gates and restrooms in airports you’ve never been in can be a challenge.  Hope this information helps ease your travel journey during the holidays! Tips While Traveling Continue reading Best Tip for Holiday Travel

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

New in iOS 12-Measure App

If you’ve ever needed a measurement of something, now you have it in your hand! In iOS 12, a new Measure app is ready and waiting for you to start measuring. How to Measure First, let me clarify this is not an exact measurement you would use to measure and cut something.  Unless you’re looking for an “approximate” fit. 😂  However, you could use this to see if a new table will fit in an area in your home.  You could even use it to measure the kids and have a fun way to show them how they have grown! … Continue reading New in iOS 12-Measure App

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

WAIT-Issue with iOS 12.0.1

If you haven’t already updated, WAIT! I’ve read several articles about a major issue in the newest iOS 12.0.1 update. The app that’s not working? The “phone app” is shutting down or not functioning 100%. You might be able to start a call, but not be able to use other functions, like hanging up the phone. Or you can open the phone app, but not be able to dial, choose a contact, or put the call on mute. iPhone 8 and older seem to be the versions being hit the most with this issue. As soon as I can find … Continue reading WAIT-Issue with iOS 12.0.1

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!

New Apple iPhones

Today’s post is about the new iPhones.  One thing Apple does very well, is update their website!  Here is a link to their site for you to read and watch the videos.  Apple iPhones There is an option that you can do a side by side comparison of your current phone and a new iPhone. You can compare all the specs just by scrolling. Here is a link that compares the models. iPhone Comparisons I’ve heard a lot of hype about the MAX iPhone.  Make sure if you choose to upgrade your phone, that you actually hold one in your … Continue reading New Apple iPhones

Where Have You Been?

This is not new to iOS 12.  It’s been there, but I just learned about it a couple weeks ago from a podcast I listen to about Apple devices. First things first, the information on your device is encrypted and can’t be read by Apple.  It is stored only on your device.  I’m sure there are many who won’t believe this to be true and there won’t be anything said here to try and convince you one way or the other.  If your location services is turned off, you should not have any history. How to Find Where You’ve Been … Continue reading Where Have You Been?

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