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!
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
One of the first features of cell phones was the ability to speed dial certain contacts. It saved us all lots of time. Can it be done on the iPhone? Yes!
So you just got your first iPhone. Now what? Well, one thing that makes the iPhone great is the great ecosystem of apps available to download instantly. One of the first things you should do with your new iPhone is download some of the best free apps that are out on the App Store right now.
Wouldn’t it be great if all the pictures you took on your iPhone could be viewed on your other devices without having to mess around with cables and copying and pasting? Just imagine, you could take a photo on your iPhone and then view and edit the photo on a bigger screen–like an iPad–without having to sync to iTunes or having to constantly email pictures from one device to the next. With Photo Stream, you can do this and so much more!
A few months ago we explained how to create and manage photo albums using only your iPhone. You can find that article by clicking here. Now we are going to move on to how you can use Photo Stream (1) to back up your photos, (2) to view your photos on your other Apple devices, and (3) to share your photos with friends and family.
Photo Stream is an amazing feature that allows you to do several things. First, Photo Stream operates as a way to do a limited backup of your photos. I say “limited” because Photo Stream won’t permanently backup every photo you take forever. Rather, as stated by Apple: “[i]f you have Photo Stream enabled on your iOS device, every single photo you take appears in a special Photo Stream album that holds your last 1000 photos.”1 However, the length of time your photos are stored on iCloud is limited because “iCloud [only] stores new photos for 30 days.”2 Second, Photo Stream makes it easy to share photos between your iPhone, iPad, supported iPod, and Mac computer with iPhoto installed. Finally, Photo Stream makes it easy to share photos or photo stream albums privately with friends and family or publicly with everyone. All of these features make your life easier and cost nothing to use! Now let’s get into the “how-to”.