Category Archives: DAILY TIPS

How to Track Steps & Mileage with iPhone to Make the Health App Useful

The Health app, loaded onto all iPhones with iOS 8 and sitting prominently on the home screen, is clearly ambitious, but at the moment the majority of it’s intended abilities remain inactive or useless (at least without additional third party sensors, which don’t seem to exist yet). But for those with a new iPhone, the Health app can b

How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts

Using an iPad with a hardware keyboard provides access to several keyboard shortcuts to quickly take screen shots on iPad. These keystrokes offer a consistent and quick way to take a screenshot on iPad without your fingers having to leave the keyboard to use the other approaches of the Home / Power button iPad screenshot method or the Power / Volu

How to Find What iOS Version is on iPhone or iPad

iOS is the operating system that runs on every iPhone or iPad, but while many users may know the model of their iPhone or iPad, perhaps fewer people may know what version of iOS they are running. Knowing what version of iOS is installed and running on an iPhone or iPad can be important for knowing compatibility with certain features and apps, so w

How to Show iCloud Status Indicator in Mac Finder

If you’re a Mac user who relies on iCloud Drive for data syncing and cloud storage, you might appreciate knowing that you can enable an optional iCloud Status indicator in the Mac Finder. The iCloud Status indicators in Finder can tell you if a file or folder is only in iCloud, on the local Mac, ineligible for iCloud, waiting to upload, tran

How to See Two Pages of a Pages Document Open Side-by-Side on iPad

If you want to see multiple pages of a Pages app document open at the same time on iPad, you can use the “Two Pages” view to place a multipage document into a side-by-side view, sort of like a split screen mode but for viewing the same document. This allows you to see two pages of any open document on the same screen, without having to

How to Use Voicemail Transcription (aka Voicemail-to-Text) on iPhone

  A lot of people are asking, “How do you use Voicemail Transcription on iPhone?” This voicemail-to-text feature on iPhone takes your voicemail audio and transcribes it so you can easily read the voicemail. Some love the feature, others hate it; the debate rages on. One thing is for certain: you can’t turn Voicemail Transc

How to Hide Text Messages on iPhone by Hiding iMessages or Using a Secret Texting App

  If you can imagine it, there’s probably a way to do it with the iPhone. One of the things you might not know about your iPhone is how to hide text messages. It’s easier than you might think to hide text messages on iPhone. You can lock messages, hide messages, and even turn off message preview on iPhone so that your personal information s

Who Accepts Apple Pay? A List of Stores + How to Find Apple Pay Locations Nearby

  From big chain stores to small businesses, Apple Pay is accepted at over four million locations. Still, it’s not always obvious whether or not a retailer accepts Apple Pay. If you want to know where Apple Pay is accepted, there are a couple different methods to use. I’ll include a general list of stores that you can use Apple Pay at

Best Protective Cases for iPhone 8 & 8 Plus: Waterproof, Rugged & Tough

  Every iPhone user needs a rugged protective case, and many iPhone users will also want to find the best waterproof case to protect their device from all of the elements. Users with one of the new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus models are likely a bit weary of Apple’s reintroduction of the glass back. Which means it’s time make sure it

How to Power off & Hard Restart iPhone X

  There are multiple ways to turn off your iPhone X. You can power off your device using the buttons, from within the Settings app, or you can perform a hard restart (aka a force shutdown) if needed. Generally you’ll use the first two methods for restarting your iPhone, but the third is good to do if your device freezes or is acting a bit t

The watchOS 4 Update Is Now Available! Download It to Get All the Coo

  The new watchOS 4 is now available to install on your Apple Watch! September 19 is here, and users will be able to update to the much-anticipated watchOS 4. Anybody who is upgrading their Apple Watch will already have watchOS 4 installed when their new watch arrives, but you’ll still want to upgrade your older Apple Watch if you won

15 Best Golf Apps for Apple Watch & iPhone

  We’ll cover the best golf apps to improve your game, including golf apps for iPhone and Apple Watch. If you’re an avid golfer, your iPhone and Apple Watch can be a great boon to your game. Here, I’ll include the best golf rangefinder, scorecard, and swing-tracking apps, as well as the best golf GPS apps for calculating distanc

Live Photos: The Complete Guide to iPhone’s Moving Pictures (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

  Live Photos on iPhone are three-second moving pictures that first appeared with the iPhone 6s. If you’re not sure how to take a Live Photo, you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it is. I leave my Live Photo feature on for my iPhone 8 Plus camera; that way, all of my photos are moving pictures. My dog Buddy passed away earlier this year,

Easiest Way to Know Your iPhone Model (All iPhone Model Numbers & Generations)

  Are you wondering, “what iPhone do I have?” You’ve come to the right place. Prior to iOS 10.3 on iPhone, it was not easy to figure out what iPhone model you had. If you were trying to identify your iPhone’s model, you’d need to find the model number and look it up. For devices running iOS 10.2.1 or older, we’ll cover how to tell what kind

VPN: What Is VPN, How Does It Work & Which Is the Best VPN Service for You

  You may have heard or read the acronym VPN in recent news stories about internet privacy and security and wondered, “what is VPN?” VPN stands for Virtual Private Network, an extension of a private network over a public one that allows users to send and receive data safely, securely, and anonymously so that hackers, websites, a

How to Hide Photos on iPhone in a Locked & Private Photo Album (UPDATED FOR iOS 11)

  So you want to know how to hide photos on your iPhone, eh? Well the iPhone doesn’t really allow you to create a private photo album even though your photos are techincally hidden. Hiding picture on your iPhone within the Photos app has some big loopholes that makes it easy for someone to find the photos you mean to keep private. Which is

How to Hide Apps on iPhone (& How to Find Them Later on)

  It doesn’t matter if you want to hide apps on an iPhone 8 or X or an iPhone 5—you can hide apps from your iPhone or iPad Home screen regardless of what device you have, so long as it’s running iOS 10 or later. Users have been trying to figure out how to hide apps on their iPhones for years, and we’re especially keen on hiding Apple stock