Popular navigation apps such as Waze and Google Maps have an offline mode to help you get directions particularly when your cellular reception is bad or when you have no Internet connectivity. If you want to use Apple Maps in offline mode to get directions, you can still do it, although it is not as straightforward as you’d like it to be. In case you are figuring out how that works, read on.
The iOS Notes app is one of my favorite tools to collect notes, doodle or keep some secret information password protected. By default the Notes app keeps the most recently edited notes at the top of the list, but you may not always want to access the notes that way. Maybe you prefer to see your notes sorted a certain way. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sort Notes by title or date created.
The iOS Today screen is the place that holds all your widgets, be it the weather, news, calendar, stock info and other app data. Over a period of time you may be having way too many widgets on this screen and may not even be catching up with many of them. In this quick guide, I’ll show you how to remove widgets from Today Screen so you can keep just the ones you want or clear them up altogether. This tutorial is done on an iPhone running iOS 11.
Have you installed a lot of iMessage apps on your iPhone but no longer use many of them now? If you want to remove some of these apps but can’t find a way to do it, you’re not alone. Removing an iMessage app on the iPhone is not as straightforward as deleting the app icon from the Home Screen. If you’re confused about to how to delete an iMessage app, just follow the steps in this tutorial and you’ll be done in no time at all.
iPhone’s lithium-ion batteries deliver quicker charges and lasts longer. Over time, the battery capacity starts to decline. When the battery has a low state of charge and it has a higher age, it can unexpectedly shutdown. With the iOS 11.3 update, Apple is improving the performance management capability of the device to deliver optimum performance. If you are facing lags or shutdowns, here’s how to check the Battery Health on your iPhone to understand what’s going on behind the scenes and improve your user experience.
Your smartphone holds a lot of private data, including photos and videos. While you do love to share some of these media elements with your friends and family, there are times when you want to keep some of them private. Apple offers a way to do that, though it could have been a little more obvious. Let’s see how to hide photos and videos in your iPhone Photos app.
When you open multiple apps on your iPhone they continue to remain open in the App Switcher screen. This is to allow you to navigate to a previously viewed app much more easily. But over a period of time, you find too many screens stacked up creating a clutter. That defeats the purpose of easy navigation. Which then leads you to clean up the App Switcher. Here’s a guide on how to close all open apps simultaneously. Or as close to it as you can get.
You can set custom ringtones to alert you as to who is calling or who sent you a message. But these alerts won’t work when your iPhone is in Silent mode. Since all vibrations sound the same, you can never really identify a caller based on that. But you can set custom vibration alerts for specific contacts. In this guide I’ll show you how to set up a custom vibration alert on your iPhone so you can know who is calling or messaging even when your iPhone is silent.
iOS 11 introduced a feature to allow you to share your Wi-Fi connection with your friends or others without expressly revealing your password. Now there’s an even better way to share your Wi-Fi with friends or people around you.
If you use the new Share iOS Password feature in iOS 11, you know that it can be a bit of a cumbersome job. Because every time you share the encrypted password, you have to do it manually.
Then there is the fact that the other person must have an iOS 11 running device with Bluetooth enabled for it to work. Now you can simply use QR codes to share your Wi-Fi network with another person. This way, you don’t reveal your password to anyone and your friends can connect securely without bugging you every time.
For many of us, getting a good night’s sleep is not an easy. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can develop a good sleep schedule that you can actually follow and benefit from. That too, using your iPhone. Here’s how to use do it.
Too much work, family problems, late night parties – you can come up with a ton of excuses why you’re not sleeping up on time and why you’re struggling to wake up on time either. But it doesn’t have to be so. When you sleep well regularly, you’ll be mentally and physically better equipped to handle your day’s tasks.
But first – how do you set up a proper sleep schedule? Well, Bedtime is a feature on the iPhone/iPad’s clock app that lets you set the ideal time you should hit the bed and the best time to wake up. The feature even lets you set a reminder to alert you when you really need to unwind and go to sleep.