How To: Turn on Auto-Update for Apps
It is generally good to keep your iPhone apps updated–as app updates usually contain new features or bug fixes.
Apps are updated all of the time, and depending on how many apps you have downloaded on your iPhone, every day there could be a lot of apps to be updated. When you turn on automatic updates for apps, new versions of apps that you currently have on your iPhone will automatically download when updates for those apps become available.
This post will explain how to turn on auto-updates for apps–just note the tip at the end of the post about how to avoid using data from your iPhone’s cellular data plan when updating apps.
Quick Tip: Turning Rotation Lock (Orientation Lock) On and Off
When turned on, rotation lock (sometimes referred to as “orientation lock”) keeps your screen from rotating when you move your iPhone–like when you rotate your iPhone to the left, right, or upside down. Rotation lock will lock the orientation of your iPhone’s display in portrait mode (portrait mode is where you hold your iPhone with the home button at the bottom). Note that rotation lock does not let you lock your iPhone in landscape mode (landscape mode is where you hold your iPhone with the home button on the right or left).
Turning rotation lock on and off on your iPhone is really easy, and this post explains how to do it.
How To: Speed Dial using Workflow on Your iPhone
Old flip phones have always had that one advantage over all smart phones. You can quickly call a specific person with a single touch. No fuss or headaches. Now, with Apple’s Workflow App, you can set up a button on your home screen to call a specific person. Just one touch!
How To: Change the Wallpaper on Your iPhone’s Home Screen and/or Lock Screen
One of the ways you can personalize your iPhone is by changing the background wallpaper of your home screen and/or your lock screen to display the wallpaper that you choose (such as a photo of your family, your favorite sports team logo, etc.).
This post explains what your iPhone’s home screen and lock screen are and how you can change the background wallpaper on one or both of them.
How To: Quickly Free Up Space on Your iPhone
Over time, no matter the capacity of your iPhone, you will eventually need to free up space, and sometimes you’ll need to do so quickly. I’ll go over the best 3 ways to do so quickly and effectively.
Quick Tip: Turn Auto-Brightness Off/On in iOS 11
“Auto-brightness” is a setting that is intended to save battery by automatically brightening or dimming your iPhone’s screen based on the ambient light where you are.
When the “auto-brightness” setting is turned on, if you are in a dark place then auto-brightness will automatically dim your iPhone’s screen (as you generally would not need your iPhone to be really bright in order to be able to read your iPhone in a dark place), and if you are in a bright place (like outside in sunlight) then auto-brightness will automatically brighten your iPhone’s screen so you are able to see the screen.
The “auto-brightness” setting is automatically turned on in iOS 11. However, if you are like me and prefer to have your screen brightness held constant all of the time, then “auto-brightness” can get pretty annoying. Luckily there is a way to turn it off, and here is how.
How To: Use Widgets In iOS 8
With iOS 8 comes a whole new way to use your apps. Some third party apps (apps made by people other than Apple) now work with your notifications center, which means, you can quickly access more content from a wide variety of apps just by swiping down from the top-most part of your screen.
4 Uses of Airplane Mode That Don’t Involve Airplanes
Unless you’re flying a lot for whatever reasons, you may not be using Airplane mode on your iPhone that often. But did you know there are other reasons for its usefulness? This is especially important lately due to the FAA relaxing restrictions on the use of electronic devices while in flight. So let’s find out. Read More →
Apple Initiates iPhone 5 Battery Replacement Program
Has your iPhone 5 battery been suffering? Have you been charging your iPhone more frequently? Perhaps your device is among those that Apple will replace the battery, at no cost to you!