MacMost: iPhone

Getting the Most From the iPhone Weather App
1/17/22
The iPhone Weather app in iOS 15 puts a ton of information at your fingertips. You can dig even deeper by looking closely at the 10-day forecast, bringing up maps and searching for other locations.
How To Secure Your iPhone Before Handing It To Someone
12/24/21
If you need to hand your iPhone to a ticket checker, cashier, security guard, or police officer to show a document or your ID, be sure to use Guided Access first, to lock the iPhone into that one app and restrict access. You can also use Guided Access to allow children to play games on your iPhone or iPad.
How To Take a Screenshot On an iPhone or iPad
12/16/21
To capture your iPhone's screen you must use two physical buttons at the same time. Then you can let it save to the Photos library, or preview it and make changes like cropping, adding text and shapes and more. You can send the result directly to another app or save it as a file instead of to Photos. You can also capture the entire length of a document or web page.
Creating Regular Repeating Reminders
12/1/21
You can create reminders on your iPhone or Mac that will repeat on a regular schedule. Reminders can repeat hourly, daily, weekly, monthly and with all kinds of patterns such as specific days of the week or the nth day of every month.
Using Drag and Drop On Your iPhone or iPad
11/24/21
Drag-and-drop on the iPhone is greatly improved in iOS 15. You can now drag images, files, text and other items between apps. To do this you'll need to master use multiple fingers to drag at the same time as you switch apps.
Showing a Screen Pointer Indicator On an iPhone Or iPad
11/17/21
I'm often asked how I manage to show a red circle in my iPhone and iPad tutorials. This is just the pointer you get when you connect a mouse to your device. I'll show you what I use and how to modify it.
Managing Your Home Screen App Icons On iOS 15
11/15/21
Here are the basics and some advanced tips for arranging the icons on your iPhone's Home screen. Also learn how to create folders, change the order of the screens, and only show a small selection of apps on your Home screens instead of all of them.
iPhone Screen Sharing and More With SharePlay
10/29/21
SharePlay is a new feature in iOS 15.1 that allows you to share your iPhone or iPad screen with others over FaceTime. You can use this to share photos, web pages or almost anything while using FaceTime. You can also use SharePlay to play synchronized music or video.
How To Access the Dictionary On Your iPhone
10/20/21
There is a Dictionary built in to your iPhone. Several in fact. But you won't find a separate app to access them. Instead, you can use text selection, Spotlight search or Siri to access the definitions. You can also search the web or get a dedicated third-party dictionary app.
Creating Direct Links To Your iPhone Settings
10/19/21

If you know some hidden codes, you can set up Home Screen icons to take you right to screens in the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Learn how to use the Shortcuts app to set this up.

Using the Amazing New Live Text Feature On Your iPhone
10/1/21
Live Text allows you to copy text in your photos and take other actions as well. You can use it on your existing photos and you can also capture text without taking a photo at all.
Using Safari 15 Tabs On an iPhone
9/29/21
Using Safari on an iPhone is a whole new experience thanks to the new Tab Bar at the bottom of the screen. You can now go to sites, search, create and switch to tabs, organize into tab groups and more all while holding the phone in one hand.
15 More Things To Try On Your iPhone With iOS 15
9/24/21
Here are even more new features to try on your iPhone in iOS 15. Chck out new FaceTime features, background sounds, new widgets, drag-and-drop and much more.
15 New Things To Try On Your iPhone With iOS 15
9/21/21
iOS 15 has a lot of new features. Here are 15 you can try out right away to make your iPhone even better. Learn how to use Live Text, Visual Lookup, Focus, Weather maps, Hide My Email, Notes tags and much more.
How To Block Spam Calls On an iPhone
9/16/21
There's no perfect way to block all unwanted calls and messages on your iPhone. But you can use some apps, blocking and a built-in feature on your iPhone to reduce the time you have to deal with them to almost nothing.
How To Create a Treasure Hunt Game With Your iPhone and NFC Tags
6/4/21
With a few NFC tags you can create a treasure hunt game that others can play. Put clues on a fre website and link the tags to each page. Design your own game for your kids, students, friends or family.
Create an iPhone Shortcut To Show Your Vaccination Card
5/28/21

You can use your iPhone to scan in your vaccination card and then create a Shortcut to display it with one tap. This can come in handy when it isn't convenient to carry your card with you.

Use a Shortcut To Change iPhone Settings Just For One App
3/5/21
You can create a personal automation in the Shortcuts app to change your iPhone settings when you launch an app, and then change them back when you exit. For example, you can increase the font size, but only for that app or a set of apps.
Two Ways To Take a Photo On Your iPhone Using Your Voice
2/8/21
You can make the Camera app on your iPhone take a picture using only your voice by either setting up a Shortcut or activating Voice Control.
10 Quick and Easy iPhone Shortcuts
12/28/20
iPhone Shortcuts don't have to be long and complicated. Here are 10 one or two-action shortcuts that are easy to build and very useful. Also learn a good way to launch these from your Home screen.