How To: Close Apps on iOS 7
With the introduction of iOS 7 came lots of new features and changes. One change is the way in which you manually close an app.
The old way was to bring up that “quick app switching” bar at the bottom, put it in “jiggle” mode, and then carefully touch that little red circle to close the app. The new way still involves the “quick app switching” feature but now it looks different. Once you get to the quick app switching view, simply swipe up on the screenshot of the app you wish to close. I can walk you through it below.
How To: Share Photos, Videos, and Documents with AirDrop
You’ve seen the commercials for other smartphones where they bump phones to share files, right? Well, Apple’s version of this doesn’t require you to “bump” anything. It’s called AirDrop and I’ll show you how to use it.
Sharing files with someone is always possible with email, but AirDrop makes it even easier with email out of the picture. If you’re next to the person (or people) you want to share with, you can utilize AirDrop to securely share your document or photo.
How To: Combine and Stitch Photos Together on Your iPhone
So you took some good photos of that trip to Niagara Falls. Now what? How about stitching some of them together to make a nice presentable masterpiece of the highlights? There are a few apps that can do this but the most popular is Pic Stitch.
With Pic Stitch, you can quickly combine your photos into one image. There are many options to spice it up and different patterns to choose from. In the end, you can easily upload the photo to your social networks or even order prints from Walgreens!
How To: Use Caps Lock on Your iPhone
Have you ever needed to type something on your iPhone in all capital letters, but every time you tapped the shift button you type one letter that’s capitalized but all the letters you type after that are lowercase letters? That can get pretty frustrating. However, there is a solution. Your iPhone has a Caps Lock feature, which works just like the Caps Lock on your computer. You can simply turn Caps Lock on and have all the letters you type be capitalized.
This quick tutorial will teach you how to enable the Caps Lock feature on your iPhone and then how to turn Caps Lock on and off when typing on your iPhone keyboard.
How To: Reset Autocorrect’s Dictionary
We’ve all been there. That moment when you’re typing a text and your iPhone replaces a perfectly normal word with a totally bizarre one just because you’ve used it before. This is no good! How can you get rid of this so-called ‘history’ your iPhone keeps referring to while correcting your typing?
How To: Create Custom Alert Vibration Patterns for Your iPhone
::buzz buzz buzzzzzz:: “Was that me or you?” Hard to tell if you both are using the default vibration alert pattern. Why not create your own customized vibration pattern so you’ll know right away if it’s your iPhone and not somebody else’s?
How To: Use Shared Photo Streams
You probably have some photos from the holidays on your iPhone. Some of your family and friends may also have some holiday photos on their iPhones. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to share your photos with your friends and family? Well, with shared photo streams, there is a way to share those photos. But that isn’t all. In addition to sharing the photos, you and your family and friends can also comment on the photos and “like” the photos–almost like it’s your own private social network.
How To: Pay for Starbucks with Your iPhone Using Passbook
Imagine the next time you get Starbucks: you pull out your iPhone, the cashier scans it, and you're done! Now how tech savvy would you look then? Pretty cool. We want all our Simple iPhone readers to learn this so they can impress their friends. We'll run through the steps to do this right here.