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

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’s iOS 13

  Apple’s iOS 13 Beta vs Public There is a lot of media out there discussing what they think the new iOS 13 will feature.  This link to Apple is a good start to what you should see in the Fall iOS 13 You might also be hearing a lot about “beta” versions of the software for developers and for the public.  What is a beta version?  Basically, it’s used as a testing ground for all the features that will be coming in the final iOS 13 public release. Developers download the beta version to test their own apps to see … Continue reading Apple’s iOS 13

Apple Single Sign On in Fall

Ok, so what’s “Single Sign On”?  In the Fall, Apple will release a new iOS 13 update.  This will include being able to use an Apple generated email as your sign on in websites, apps, etc.  It won’t be ALL apps and websites.  It will be those that ask you to create a new account or use the option to sign in with your already created, Google email or FaceBook account.  Any app or website that offers Google email or FaceBook login will be required to offer Apple sign in as well! Yay!! Why Is This Important? Whenever you sign into an app … Continue reading Apple Single Sign On in Fall

New Tip Using Siri

Hey Siri! Here is a easy way to find out what Siri can do for you.  Make sure you have “Hey Siri” turned on (see link below on how to set up Siri).  Next say, Hey Siri what can you do? Slideshows First slideshow: what happens when you ask Siri what she can do Red arrow at the bottom of first screen is pointing to a “carrot” Tap “carrot” for more options within that app Second slideshow:  more options in the Calendar app Links To Learn More About Siri Here are a couple links to Apple for more information on … Continue reading New Tip Using Siri

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

iOS Update 12.2

Update Recommended First time, but I’m recommending you update your iPhone to iOS 12.2 today. There are over 50 security updates that are small to very important. This update is also full of software needed for new services from Apple. Go to Settings, General, Software Update. Your phone will need to be on Wifi and at least 50% charged. This link to Apple gives you clear and specific information on security. Plus details on changes to current and future services. If you have the iPhone 10x, try the new Animojis! I love the shark! Apple iOS 12.2 Update Thanks for … Continue reading iOS Update 12.2

AirPods What’s New?

New AirPods Available Today Apple is having their March event!  One of the new devices, which is already available, is AirPods. They are the same size and look, but have a new chip and the case has the ability to charge wirelessly.  The AirPods can also talk with Siri.  For many that will be a game changer.  I’m sure Apple will give more details if you get a chance to watch the live event. If you have jumped to the wireless charging band wagon, you will be able to buy the wireless charging case without buying new AirPods at about … Continue reading AirPods What’s New?

Great Tip Using iMessages

Making Text Messages Fun Have fun with iMessages and create a message with different filters and actions. Follow the screenshots and directions below to learn fun new ways to use iMessages! *Note, if you only press the blue arrow, you will send your text.  You need to press and hold the blue arrow to get the different options. You may want to practice with someone who knows your trying the new features. Plus, the receiving phone needs to be an iPhone for the message filters to show up. Thanks for stopping by today! 👩🏻‍💻   Continue reading Great Tip Using iMessages

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 Awesome Tips for iPhone

How many times have you opened an app and turned it in the “landscape” or what most of us call the “sideways” mode?  Many apps that are already installed on your phone have a different view and options when your turn it sideways.  Check out three popular ones below. Calculator Tip This view gives you the regular calculator view.  Look at the next photo and see what happens when you turn it sideways! Calculator view when turned sideways gives you a scientific calculator as well! Calendar Tip This view gives you the regular monthly calendar view.  The next photo gives … Continue reading 3 Awesome Tips for iPhone

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 Tip: New Event Date Set

New March Apple Event Nothing is confirmed, but the expected date is Monday, March 25th or Tuesday, March 26th.  What people are talking about…..new AirPods 2, Apple News service, possible wireless charging pads, new iPads, and maybe a new iPod! Do you have something you are waiting for or looking forward to Apple announcing?  Let me know and I’ll research if it’s an upcoming feature or device. What’s spiked my interest is the highly anticipated Apple TV streaming service!  I’ve read it’s supposed to be announced at March event and available by May 2019.  The service is said to be … Continue reading Apple Tip: New Event Date Set