iPhone notifications can be a bit overwhelming at times. Notification Grouping is a feature that aims to help you clean things up. We’ll show you how to use it to bring some more organization to your iPhone….
Sure, you’ve heard a lot about iPhones being water resistant, but what about iPads? Can you dunk them in the drink without any damage? Let’s take a look—and see what you can do about it.
iMessage on the iPhone feels like an instant messaging app, but it doesn’t quite have all the same features. What if you accidentally send a message to someone? Can you undo it? The answer is a little complicated….
If you’d like to allow certain people to call, FaceTime, or message you when you’ve enabled Do Not Disturb mode, activate your iPhone’s Emergency Bypass option for those people. We’ll show you how to do just that….
As a long-time Android user, I have a confession to make. I like iMessage. I never understood why it was a big deal, but I almost immediately realized how wrong I was. You might be underestimating it too….
If you’re shutting down your iPhone and you see the message “iPhone Findable After Power Off,” you might wonder what it means. Here’s an explanation—and how to disable it if you’d like.
By default, modern iPhones capture small videos called “Live Photos” every time you take a picture with the Camera app. These Live Photos take up a lot of expensive storage space, and if you don’t use them, they could be wast…
If you’ve been using your iPhone for long enough, you’ve likely noticed very few spam text messages have the “Report Junk” option to help you automatically report and block spam. What gives?
Bluetooth is great for connecting short-range wireless accessories to your iPhone or iPad. If you need to turn on (or turn off) Bluetooth on your iPhone or iPad, you can make a quick trip to Control Center or Settings. Here’s…
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduced a feature called “Microphone Mode” that can be used during FaceTime calls. You can choose from different modes to make yourself sound better to whoever you’re talking to. We’ll show you how eas…
Wondering where all your iPhone (or iPad) free space has gone? If you use Apple’s Podcasts app and have active subscriptions, it’s possible that your device has been downloading and holding onto episodes. Here’s how to check,…
iPhone users with an eSIM may see an error that notifies complaining “last line no longer available” when trying to place a call. So what does this mean, and what can you do about it?
Apple released a bunch of new software updates on Monday, May 16, 2022, including new system upgrades for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod speakers. Here’s everything that’s new….
iPhones with Touch ID look different than iPhones with Face ID, and it can also change how you use certain features on your device. Here’s how to spot a phone with Touch ID—and a list of models that support the feature….
Your iPhone can encrypt DNS traffic so that the names of websites and servers you access cannot be seen by third parties. Occasionally your iPhone may display a warning that encrypted DNS traffic is being blocked. Learn what …
The iPhone has a pretty simple and intuitive interface, but there are still some things that appear with no explanation. One such thing is the line under the cell signal, Wi-Fi, and battery icons on the lock screen….
If you’d like to share what you’re looking at on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac’s screen with a friend who is far away, it’s as easy as making a FaceTime call now thanks to the built-in Share Screen feature. Here’s how to use it….
When you take a photo on an iPhone (6s or higher), by default you’re also capturing a small video with sound, called a “Live Photo.” When you share a photo with friends, the audio is included. Here’s how to not share the audi…
Apple introduced the first iPod in 2001, and the product lineup dominated the 2000’s. However, the rise of smartphones slowly killed off iPods, and now Apple is officially saying goodbye.
Want the games, photos, and videos on your iPhone blown up on your big screen? Sometimes called “mirroring,” you can cast your iPhone’s screen to your Amazon Fire TV device using a free app. Here’s how to do it….
iPhones that use Face ID have a different physical design than iPhones with Touch ID, and it can determine how you use features on your phone. Here’s how to tell the difference—and a list of which iPhone models use Face ID….
Certain models of Apple iPhone and iPad include an authentication feature called “Face ID,” which uses a special camera on the front of your device to verify your identity. But why do we need Face ID, and how does it work? We…
Your iPhone’s Do Not Disturb mode blocks your calls, alerts, and notifications. If you’d like to start receiving those items, turn Do Not Disturb mode off on your phone. We’ll show you two different ways to do just that….
If you’ve made a mistake while typing on an iPhone—or you accidentally deleted a bunch of text—you might wonder: Can you undo it? The answer is usually yes, and there are at least four different ways to do it. Here’s how….
Your iPhone’s IP address is a string of numbers identifying your phone on the local network. In some cases, it’s useful to know what it is. We’ll show you a quick and easy way to check your iPhone’s private IP address….