Videos by Category: iPhone

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.
Taking 360 Degree Panoramas With Your iPhone
6/1/16
You can have a lot of fun using your iPhone's camera and various photography apps. In this example, take a look at using the 360 Panorama app from Occipital. You can easily capture an image that includes everything around you, then view it later on your iPhone or any other device. You can also share these via email or social media.
Bypass Autocorrect To Type Anything in iOS
4/13/16
Often you need to type a name, special word or non-dictionary word on your iPhone or iPad. Autocorrect will then replace that word with something else from its dictionary. You can easily force iOS to accept anything you type by tapping one button.
Night Shift
3/28/16
The new Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3 changes the color of your iPad and iPhone's screen to fit studies that show that a warmer display will make it easier for some people to get to sleep. You can try Night Shift with your iOS device if you read in bed at night to see if it helps you.
Creating Ringtone From a Song
3/7/16
You can create a ringtone for your iPhone or iPad from a song you own using iTunes and QuickTime Player. This works for iTunes purchases as well as songs obtained in other ways, but not for Apple Music songs. You can trim the song to a section you want to use as a ringtone and then use iTunes to transfer it to your iOS device.
Setting iPhone Ringtones For Individual Contacts
2/29/16
You can set default ringtones and text tones on your iPhone. But you can also set each contact to use a specific ringtone or text tone so that you can identify the caller or message sender without looking at your phone.
Siri Alternatives For Your iPhone
1/11/16
Both Google and Microsoft offer voice assistant apps that you can download for your iPhone or iPad for free. Google's app offers some advantages over Siri, but neither app can match Siri because of Siri's connection to your built-in iPhone apps.
Using a Song As Your iPhone Alarm Sound
8/12/15
You don't have to settle for a ringtone as your iPhone's alarm sound. You can use any song in your music library. This means you can also record your own audio track, sync that through iTunes, and select that as your alarm sound. You can use that audio to give yourself reminders or other information upon waking.
Setting a Sleep Timer On Your iPhone
7/15/15
If you want music to automatically stop playing after a period of time, there is a sleep timer on the iPhone. But you won't find it in the Music app or in the Settings. Instead, you'll need to know where to look in the Clock app.
Preventing Photos and iTunes From Automatically Launching
7/13/15
When you plug in your iPhone, iPad or digital camera, the Photos app and iTunes may launch automatically. If you would prefer to stop this behavior, you can easily turn off these options with selections in these apps. But you need to connect the device first and know where to look.
Taking a Screenshot On Your iPhone or iPad
4/15/15
It is fairly easy to grab a screenshot of your iPhone or iPad if you know how. You've got to press the two physical buttons on your iOS device at the same time. This puts a copy of the screen into your Camera Roll in your Photos app. From there you can share it various ways. You can also attach a copy of the screenshot to an email message.