Fast Photos App Tip

Photos App on Your iPhone Doesn’t this photo just scream Spring is here?  Nothing Apple related, but a beautiful photo! You’ve probably opened your Photos app 1,000’s of times.  Have you ever scrolled down and looked at the options?  It’s a great way to quickly access only your videos, screenshots, or your portrait mode photos.  Also time to empty your deleted photos album! Note About Hidden Folder Putting photos in the “Hidden” folder doesn’t really keep them secret, if that’s what you’re needing to do.  For example, you’ve take a few photos of possible gifts for your kids.  You put … Continue reading Fast Photos App Tip

Text Message Easy Tip

Quick Tip to Reply to a Text When you get a notification on your iPhone X, slide it to the left. iPhone 8 and earlier, pull down the notification from your lock screen and you’ll see the message and be able to reply right away.       Note: you’ll need to have your software up to date.   Tap on View and you will be able to see the message and reply without opening up the Messages app.  You can also tap on the mic (bottom right) and leave a quick voice message too!  It’s a fast and easy way … Continue reading Text Message Easy Tip

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

Best Five iPhone Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

Five Questions! Are you a techy person? Does your device help you or frustrate you? Is asking your kids how to use your iPhone the norm? How would you like to show them a new tip? Do you have five minutes? That’s all you’ll need to read these tips!  All comments welcome and remember to share with your family and friends! 1. Add Contacts as Email VIP’s  Waiting on a special email that says “You’re A Winner”😊?  Want to find your favorite people’s emails instantly? Follow the steps below. Open email app, tap VIP link, tap Add VIP Search and … Continue reading Best Five iPhone Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

3 Tips Cleaning iPhone Case

Do You Clean Your Case on Your iPhone? Have you heard the stories about the germs that live on your phone cases?  It’s pretty frightening! How do you clean your case?  If you have a pop up holder or ring on the back of your case, you may have to find a way to clean around the holder. 3 Tips You Can Use Today First, follow the recommended process from the manufacturer of your case. You should go to their website and find what’s recommended for your specific case. Cases can be very expensive and you don’t want to ruin … Continue reading 3 Tips Cleaning iPhone Case

3 Tips for Amazing Photos on iPhone

The majority of people who own a cell phone take the majority of their photos on their phone.  Here are 5 tips to help you! Nature Tip Find your favorite spot with that amazing view and take a lot of photos. Take different angles, get down on the ground, if possible, and shoot up toward the sky.  Take some photos at different times of the day too. Once you decide which angels you like, go back when the season changes and take them again.  You’ll get a totally different perspective.  Then create a photo collage of the four seasons and … Continue reading 3 Tips for Amazing Photos 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

Tips and YouTube Links

Lots of Tips and YouTube Videos Today it’s all about visual learners!  There are tons of people on YouTube who create tips for the iPhone, the Apple Watch, and iOS software. There are lots of tips out there that are hard to explain in a written format.  The videos below review tips on iPhone Xr, Apple Watch 4, and iOS software version 12 (this will apply to anyone running any version of iOS 12) Note:  you’ll see adds or pop ups in the videos.  They are not connected to this blog, only to the person who created the video.  Most … Continue reading Tips and YouTube Links

Tip to Know Who is Calling

Who is Calling Me? Ever wonder this when your phone is another room? Is it the kids, your mom or dad, or work?  This tip will show you how to assign a specific ringtone and/or vibration to a contact.     Go to Contacts and select the person you want to change their ringtone option.   Choose “edit”. Choose “ringtone” and tap on “default”.  You can use this same process to change the Text Tone as well. On this screen you can see your default ringtone.  The list below it will be ringtones you have purchased from the App Store … Continue reading Tip to Know Who is Calling

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

5 Tips for Apple iPhone and iPad Pro Keyboards

If you’ve ever used a computer or laptop, then you probably know a shortcut or two on your keyboard.  There are keyboard shortcuts on your iPhone and iPad Pro’s keyboard too.  There may be a few differences between the iPhone and iPad, but pretty much they are the same. Letter and Number Shortcuts Wonder how you can make these?  Ø œ ö Lightly press the letter “o” and hold, you’ll see a pop up, slide your finger up into the pop up and  over the one you want to use, that’s it!  Not every key has different options, but many letters … Continue reading 5 Tips for Apple iPhone and iPad Pro Keyboards

iPhone Apps and Folders

Folders on Your Phone Good morning on this first day of 2019! Many of you, like me, are probably thinking about organizing something. How about your apps on your phone? I just did mine and it’s so easy! Gave me a great feeling that one thing got organized today. Ahhhh, mission accomplished. Here’s My Link This was posted in July of 2018. There are no changes and can be used with any iPhone or iPad. iPhone Apps-How To Create Folders Have any questions, be sure to post in comments or tap the “Ask A Question” tab at the top. This … Continue reading iPhone Apps and Folders

Merry Christmas! Delay iOS Update 12.1.2

Thank you to each of you who take the time to read, share, comment, and like my blog posts!  It’s been a whirlwind 6 months of blogging and I’m learning more everyday. I hope you continue to come back and are even more engaged with questions and comments into the new year too!  Maybe Santa will bring you all the “Apples” you asked for and some you didn’t know you needed! 📱⌚️💻 Update Issues with iOS 12.1.2 Now the not so good part!  Apple released this update about 5 days ago.  After waiting and reading what’s involved with this update, I … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Delay iOS Update 12.1.2

New Apple Watch 5.1.1 Update

Old Update Pulled In October, Apple pulled the 5.1 update because it was “bricking” watches. Bricking means your watch (can actually happen to any device) just stops working in the process of updating.  It’s something only the Apple Store can resolve for you, which usually means they replace the device.  Here’s the previous post on the 5.1 update Do Not Update Apple Watch New Update Available The new 5.1.1 update is ready and I updated last week!  I searched and didn’t find any issues that were being reported.  There were several bug fixes and the Walkie Talkie app has been tweaked … Continue reading New Apple Watch 5.1.1 Update

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

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