One of Apple’s biggest marketing sayings is bragging about how easy their devices are to use. However, whether you’re new to Apple devices or just upgraded to a new phone, it can still be difficult to figure out how everything works. Even if you’re familiar with iPhones, each year brings a new release with changes to a variety of options and features. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s difficult to learn how to make the most out of your device.
There are a few ways you can backup your iPhone, but the easiest is to use iCloud directly from your phone. To do so
Once you’ve enabled iCloud backups, they will occur automatically when your phone is charging with the Wi-Fi on.
We’ve all been there. You’ve recorded a video but in the wrong orientation. Now you need to rotate it. Thankfully, Apple has made rotating videos a very easy process.
One of the coolest features of Apple devices is AirDrop. You can use it to share or receive photos, documents, and so much more between other devices. Make sure to enable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on both devices and make sure they’re within range of each other.
If the devices don’t appear, there’s a chance that one of the devices is set to AirDrop exclusively with contacts. You can adjust this in the Settings app, under General and AirDrop.
One of the few things that has remained consistent across the various iPhone releases is how to delete apps. However, it no longer performs the classic shaking animation most people have become accustomed to.
It’s important to remember that deleting an app doesn’t stop any recurring subscriptions you might have signed up for. When deleting an app, you may see a Cancel Subscriptions button that allows you to fix this.
Spam calls have become a plague in recent years. It’s not uncommon to receive several calls a day. Alternatively, you may wish to cut ties with someone you know. Regardless, you’ll need to block the number.
You can do the same in the FaceTime, Messages, and Mail apps to prevent people from contacting you through those apps as well.
With the newer iOS updates, it’s become increasingly easier to take screenshots of your phone. However, Apple has still buried the ability to screen record deep in the menus.
If you want to view your screen recording, go to the Photos app and select it.
Normally, to clear the cache in your browser, you’d go to the browser app itself. On iPhones, however, it’s a little different.
If you want to keep your browsing history and just delete your cookies, the steps are slightly different.
One of the best features of modern phones is visual voicemail. Rather than calling your voicemail’s number and waiting for the message, you can just go to an app and play it directly. It’s important to note that while most carriers support this feature, some of the smaller ones may not.
Now your voicemail is active, and you can use the visual voicemail feature to see any messages you may receive.
Sometimes there’s no other fix available, and you have to reset your phone. But, before you do, there are a few things you need to check. First, make sure to turn off Find my iPhone. Secondly, if you want to save anything from your phone, make sure to create a backup.
Once the process is complete, it will restart, and you can set it up as if it were new.
There is no doubt that Apple’s wireless AirPods are among the best recent tech innovations. They’re also incredibly easy to setup.