Blogging Break

With lots of scheduling changes and rethinking how best to use this site, I wanted to share that I’m taking a “blogging break” from my Apple tips blog. Another factor in making this decision, Apple has had so many updates recently, which is making it even more difficult to keep up with posting accurate information. I still love my Apple devices, actually just bought the iPhone 11 Pro Max! What I don’t love is all the updates and issues each update has seemed to create. With so many devices, it’s become very difficult to share what works (or doesn’t work) … Continue reading Blogging Break

iOS 13 Updates for iPhone

Software Update to the Update? My last post said to wait at least 24 hours to update. So far nothing has surfaced that is causing major issues. If you haven’t updated to Apple’s latest iOS 13, you might want to wait anyways. Rumors have already started there may be a new iOS 13.1 available next week. If you want to wait, then you don’t have to do two updates so close together. Apple typically doesn’t confirm this until the update is available. This is very common because you can test and test software and once it’s public, a glitch can … Continue reading iOS 13 Updates for iPhone

Easy Tip-How to Text Faster

Sharing Posts You can always share any of these posts with your family and friends. You can email someone, or post on your social media. It’s easy using the icons below the post. 😊 Make Texting Easier Do you use repeated phrases like, see you soon or good morning? One way to make texting easier is to add the phrase text replacement as a shortcut! It’s easy to add and edit the phrases. You can even use one keystroke to add a phrase to a text or anywhere you create a note or message. Below are easy to follow directions … Continue reading Easy Tip-How to Text Faster

Notes App Repost & Review

Website Update Trying something new this week.  Posts will go out on Saturday afternoon so when there are questions, I can respond sooner, than later.  Always trying to keep it fresh and new.  September will bring all kinds of news and information for iOS 13 and Apple watchOS 6! Can’t wait until the new Apple event! Notes App Review Below is a link to a previous post on using the Notes app on your iPhone or iPad.  Today you will find a few tips on using the Notes app to create a checklist or create a table. Check Off That … Continue reading Notes App Repost & Review

Apple Watch Update

Quick note about the new 5.3 Apple Watch update. There is a security fix for the walkie- talkie feature. The ECG feature on S4 watches, will now be available in Singapore and Canada. Recommendation: this isn’t much of an update unless you used the walkie-talkie app or if you live in Canada or Singapore. No real need to update as no other security features were mentioned. A new, full update will be available this fall if you want to wait to update. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻 Continue reading Apple Watch Update

Apple Phishing Email

  Fake Email Today’s post is more of a reminder to stay aware about “phishing” emails.  What is a “phishing” email?  It’s an email that tells you there is an issue you need to fix, or change your password, or your account has been deactivated.  They come from all sources, from all company names, and recently I received one from someone trying to access my Apple ID.  The majority seem very real and often tell you to act immediately. Important Steps to Take Most important step, do not click on any links, in any email.  If you want to double … Continue reading Apple Phishing Email

New Tip Using App Switcher on iPhone X

App Switcher This tip is for iPhone X models. It’s quick and easy. Once you have an app open, use the black line at the bottom of screen to “switch” apps. Screen Recording You can watch the screen recording from my phone below to see it in action. Since there are only 4 apps open, I went back and forth. You can easily swipe left or right to see which apps you want to open again. If you use this tip, let me know. Also, remember to share with your family friends on your social media. Thanks for stopping by … Continue reading New Tip Using App Switcher on iPhone X

Apple Credit Card

Credit Card Game Changer What is Apple Credit Card? Apple has set out to be the leader in credit card processes. Your own card number specific to your device! When you make a purchase, the card number is not given to the retailer. It’s both fraud protection and privacy rolled into one card. NO FEES! No late fees, no over credit limit charges, no international fees, no annual fee, NO FEES! But it’s so much more. DAILY Cash Back! So imagine making a purchase and at the end of the day you get a cash credit to the Apple Cash … Continue reading Apple Credit Card

Best Tips for Contacts on iPhone

To add contact tap the + sign Add the name of your contact and company name as needed.  You can choose the type of phone number to enter here as well. You can set a specific ringtone and text tone here so you know who’s calling. You can add all kinds of information here.  You can also tap on “add field” for additional options. You can add a photo from your Photos app here. Here you have many options for the contact.  This number was found in my Recents tab at the bottom of the contact screen.  You can block … Continue reading Best Tips for Contacts on iPhone

Best Photo and Video Tip for Apple Devices

How to Take a Photo While Taking a Video Have you ever thought, I wish I had a photo of that shot from a video?  Follow the steps and screenshots below and you’ll see it’s very easy and everyone will love having photos and videos!! ✺Open your camera app   ✺Tap the word video ✺Tap the red circle to start your video ✺Tap the white circle to take a photo.  You should feel a small “haptic tapback” when you tap the white circle.  This indicates a photo was taken and your video will continue recording.  You won’t be able to … Continue reading Best Photo and Video Tip for Apple Devices

Saturday Repost Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name

Ever have Siri mispronounce your name or someone’s name in your contacts?  Here’s the solution and have fun with it!  Does a family or friend have a favorite nickname? You can have Siri use that name instead. Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name! Thanks for stopping by today!👩🏻‍💻     Continue reading Saturday Repost Hey Siri, That’s Not My Name

Apple Says No to App Developers

Apple Says, No Permission-No Recording So the big news the last few days has been apps that have been recording your screen actions without your permission. It’s a bit over my head, but it’s actually a third-party company, GlassBox, that is collecting the data with their software and providing the data to the other app developers.  App developers were given 24 hours to remove the recording coding, or their app would be deleted from the App Store. Some of the apps using this third-party company, GlassBox, are: Abercrombie & Fitch Hollister Expedia Hotels.com Singapore Airlines Air Canada Apple’s Policy Apple’s … Continue reading Apple Says No to App Developers

Apple TV App and Cord Cutters

Using Apple TV App Have you ever discussed favorite shows, but the other person didn’t tell you what channel or streaming service where you can watch the show?  Here’s a great solution. Best kept secret is you don’t need an Apple TV streaming device to use the app!  The app is already installed on your phone.  If you are a cord cutter (cable TV), this app will help you too.  You’ll find which streaming service to watch your favorite show on or help you find a new show to stream. In the photos below, the show being searched is The … Continue reading Apple TV App and Cord Cutters

Group FaceTime Disabled

Wanted to post and update you about the “bug” found in Apple’s Group FaceTime (GFT) feature. As of yesterday, Apple disabled GFT, so that it can’t be abused intentionally or unintentionally. One-on-one FaceTime (FT) is still operating as designed with no issues. What Happened? Apparently, when you started a GFT conversation, the first two on the call were fine. When the third person, and any additional people, were being added to the GFT call, their phones would connect BEFORE the person accepted the call! Which meant audio and sometimes video started before the receiving person knew the call was connected. … Continue reading Group FaceTime Disabled