How to Setup and Use Standby Mode on iOS 17

Apple introduced many exciting new features in iOS 17. One of my favorites is Standby Mode. It turns your iPhone into a smart display where you can customize widgets such as clock, weather photos, and more. Activate Standby Mode To activate Standby, you’ll need to prop your iPhone in landscape

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How to Use the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro

The Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro and Pro Max is an exciting feature, but it can be a little daunting to decide what to use it for with so many options. In this blog post we’ll walk through some of the customizations available so you can choose what

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How to use Check In to Keep Seniors Safe

In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use the new iOS 17 Check In feature that allows you to let your family or friends know you’ve arrived at your location. Check In is a great way to keep seniors safe! Compatible iPhones This feature is available on all

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How to use Apple’s New Journal App

With the release of iOS 17.2, Apple introduced the new Journal app. If you’re using another 3rd party journal app, this app is very basic. The app is simple and has some great features, such as allowing you to create journaling habits and keep your journal entries safe. You can

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How To Use NameDrop

In this guide, we’ll learn how to use NameDrop to send and receive phone numbers, email addresses, and Contact Posters between two iPhones. Recently there has been some controversy over this feature. Police and News Organizations are saying to turn the feature off. This is misinformation! You must give consent

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How To Autofill Passwords And Contacts In Messages

We’ve had the ability to AirDrop passwords since 2018. With the AutoFill feature in Apple’s Messages app, we can quickly share a saved password or contact details via iMessage or SMS on the iPhone and iPad. In this guide, I’ll show you how to use the AutoFill feature to quickly

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My Top 10 iPhone Tips for Seniors 2023

Exploring the digital landscape can occasionally feel daunting, particularly for seniors who may need to become more familiar with the complexities of contemporary technology. These are my top 10 iPhone tips focusing on an essential aspect of our daily existence, grasping their capabilities can significantly enrich our daily lives. We

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How To Use The New Health App On The iPad

With iPadOS 17, Apple has brought the Health app to the iPad. It gives users the ability to track their health, and the apps have been optimized for the iPad’s larger screen. The design is visually more appealing and brings newly designed revamped features.  The display encourages you to interact

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3 Easy Ways To Alphabetize Your Home Screen Layout

So many iPhone users ask if there’s a way to alphabetize your iPhone apps. If you want to organize your iPhone apps alphabetically, there are three easy ways to complete this task. Your apps will then be sorted intuitively without shuffling through other apps. Alphabetize Apps with Home Screen Layout

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5 New Features That Make the Reminders app More Useful

The Reminders app has evolved from a basic to-do list into a complete task management system. Reminders has unique capabilities with deeper integration with Siri and other aspects of iOS and iPadOS. Plenty of third-party apps in the App Store have powerful task management features, but with Apple steadily adding

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