Videos by Category: iPhone

Using a Fisheye Lens With Your iPhone
5/25/17
You can buy cheap clip-on lenses for your iPhone and use the Fisheye lens to capture more of a scene than you can do with a normal photo. This can come in handy for better selfies or in situations where you'd rather have more in the photo even if it is distorted.
Using Workflow to Record Voice Memos
5/22/17
The Workflow app on your iPhone and iPad allows you to string together actions to create a custom process. In this example, we'll use two actions to record a quick voice memo and save it to your iCloud Drive. You can put this workflow process on your Home screen for quick access.
iPhone Burst Photos
5/10/17
Use the Burst Photo feature on your iPhone to get otherwise improbable shots. By taking a series of photos you can then select the perfect one instead of relying on pressing the shutter button at just the right moment. It is easy to choose the photo or photos you want to keep from the series.
Understanding Wi-Fi Signal Strength
4/20/17
It is important to understand that just because you have a great Wi-Fi signal, it doesn't mean that your Internet speed will be fast. Wi-Fi signal only tells you about the connection between your device and the local Wi-Fi-router. But that router's connection to the Internet is what really determines your speed.
New Apple ID Settings In iOS 10.3
4/4/17
In iOS 10.3 for the iPhone and iPad Apple has changed where you look to view and update your Apple ID, iCloud and related settings. Now there is a large ID category at the very top of Settings that gives you access to everything. You should take time to familiarize yourself with these changes to the Settings app.
Create Ringtones From Music On Your iPhone
4/3/17
Find out how to create a ringtone on your iPhone using GarageBand and a music track from iTunes, or an audio file from iCloud Drive. You can import non-protected songs, edit them, and export them so they are available in Settings.
Create Custom Ringtones On Your iPhone
3/31/17
You can use GarageBand on your iPhone to create your own custom ringtones from music notes, loops, or audio recordings. Just share the resulting GarageBand project as a ringtone and the audio will be available in Settings to use.
Bypass iPhone Do Not Disturb
3/22/17
If you use the iPhone's Do Not Disturb function, it can be important to let some people contact you even with Do Not Disturb turned on. Even if you are not using it, or only occasionally use it, you may want to set some contacts so they can contact you at any time in case of an emergency.
Exporting iPhone Voicemail
3/13/17
You can export your voicemail on your iPhone to standard audio files that can be send via email or message, saved to your iCloud Drive, or used in other apps. This can be handy if you want to archive and backup potentially important messages while also keeping your voicemail list clean.
Connecting Your Mac Through Your iPhone with Personal Hotspot
3/3/17
If you are out of the house and need to connect your MacBook to the Internet you can use your iPhone's personal hotspot function. This allows you to connect through your iPhone's mobile data connection. This is handy when you'd rather not use public Wi-Fi or none is available.
Access Safari Passwords On Your iPhone
1/18/17
If you need to see your stored Safari passwords while on the go, you can get to them on your iPhone. While they are automatically inserted when using Safari on your iPhone, to use the passwords on another device you can go to the Settings app and view them there.
Add Emergency Contact Info To Your iPhone
1/11/17
In a medical emergency it is important for medical professionals to know as much about you as they can. The Medical ID function of the Health app in iOS 10 can be used to store important information that can then be accessed on the lock screen of your iPhone, such as allergies, blood type, medications and emergency contact information.
Using the New Apple Support App
12/19/16
The new Apple Support app is available in the iOS app store and will help you solve problems on your iOS devices and Macs. In addition to including helpful information, you can use it to call Apple or schedule a call or repair.
Check Storage On Your iPhone or iPad
12/15/16
If you are running out of storage on your iOS device, there is an easy way to see which apps are using the most space. In Settings you can see a list of apps sorted by the amount of space they are using. You can use this list to delete apps and sometimes content.
Use iCloud.com On an iPad or iPhone
12/9/16
Usually you cannot use iCloud.com on an iPad or iPhone because you are automatically redirected to a screen that asks you to set up iCloud on the device. But by using the Request Desktop Site button, you can access your iCloud.com account on someone else's iPad or iPhone, or access iCloud.com settings on your own iOS device.
Take a Temporary Photo With Your iPhone
11/30/16
If you want to take a temporary photo with your iPhone, and not have to remember to delete it from your Photo Library later one, use the Notes app instead. You can take a photo right from the app, and it will appear in the current note, but not your Photo Library. You can then delete the photo from the Note, or the entire note.
Undo Mistakes On Your iPhone or iPad
11/22/16
iOS has an undo function that works in a wide variety of apps and situations. But it doesn't have an on-screen button. Instead, shake your iPhone or iPad when you want to undo your last action.
Find Your Parked Car With Your iPhone
11/17/16
If you have your iPhone linked to your car using Bluetooth, then it will automatically remember where you parked. You can access your parking location in the Maps app and get directions to walk back to your car. You can also add notes and an image to help.
Adjust iPhone Flashlight Brightness
11/10/16
You can set your iPhone's flashlight brightness to low, medium or bright using 3D touch on a later model iPhone. You can also access the flashlight without unlocking your iPhone by using the button in the Magnifier function.
Start the Timer or Stopwatch With 3D Touch
11/3/16
You can use 3D touch on your iPhone 6s, 6s plus, 7 or 7 plus to quickly and easily start a timer or stopwatch. This comes in handy while cooking, exercising, or some other activity where you want to use clock functions quickly.
Find Your Lost iPhone With a Sound
10/28/16
You can use the Find My iPhone function to find a lost iPhone, iPad or even a MacBook by making it play a sound. This is handy when you misplace your device in your own home or workplace.
Troubleshoot iPhone Battery Problems
10/21/16
If your iPhone battery doesn't last as long as you'd like, it is probably because of an app that is using too much power. You can check to see which apps are using the most power in the Settings app in iOS 10. You can compare the amount of power they are using to the amount of time you are using the apps to make a better determination of which apps could be causing trouble.
Share Maps Directions and Locations From Mac to iPhone
10/18/16
You can get directions using the Maps app on your Mac, and then send those directions to your iPhone. You an also set points or create favorite locations one one devices and then share it with the other.
Quickly Access Camera and Photo Functions With 3D Touch
10/13/16
On iPhones that support 3D Touch, you can quickly access camera functions and also preview and access photo functions. To get to the Camera functions, tap hard on the Camera icon. To get to the Photos functions, tap hard on a photo and swipe up.
Use Your iOS Virtual Keyboard as a Trackpad
10/7/16
Learn how to manipulate the text cursor on your iPhone and iPad easily by using the virtual on-screen keyboard as a trackpad. Using 3D Touch on your iPhone or two fingers on your iPad you can move the cursor or make a selection.
Filter Email In iOS 10
10/3/16
A new Filter button in the email app allows you to quickly and easily filter your email in the mailbox you are viewing. You can change the filter criteria.
Use Your iPhone As a Magnifying Glass
9/26/16
A new Accessibility function in iOS 10 allows you to use your iPhone as a high-tech magnifying glass. You can focus, zoom, turn on the LED light, use special light filters and even freeze the image.
Scanning Documents With Your iPhone
7/20/16
Instead of using a bulky flatbed scanner you can use your iPhone's camera for most document scanning today. Apps will allow you to quickly capture pages, straighten them and organize them. You can even do optical character recognition with some apps.
An Early Look At Messages For iOS 10
7/13/16
The new Messages app in iOS 10 adds a ton of new features that should be fun to use. You can animate text bubbles in a number of ways. You can also send full-screen animations. You can send animated drawings and videos. You can attach stickers from developer-supplied packs. There is an easy way to send a quick response to a text and you can also insert emoji without searching for them.
iPhone Do Not Disturb Mode
7/5/16
If you want to silence your iPhone at night or while in meetings, you can use the Do Not Disturb mode to temporarily disable audible alerts. You can turn this on manually, or set a daily start and stop time.