This is a great feature! Just open up Notes swipe down to hide the keyboard then click the "+" at the bottom of the screen and then choose Scan Documents. The Camera app will fire up and you then just need to follow the prompts.
There are many permissions that can be granted to apps, such as access to the camera, the microphone, your contacts (why does Google Maps need my contacts?), and your location. It’s a good idea to keep track of which permissions you’ve given to which apps, and revoke any permissions that are not strictly needed. For example, if you posted a photo to Twitter once, but you aren’t likely to do it again, it would be a good idea to remove the right to look at your photos from the Twitter app.
In Settings, scroll down and tap on Privacy. Here resides the master list of all permissions and which apps you’ve granted them to. Go through all of them periodically, and revoke any permissions that you don’t think a particular app needs.
Open the app you want to screenshot and go to the exact screen you want to capture. Press and hold the Power button and click the Home button at the exact same time for a brief moment. A preview will appear in the lower left hand side of the display.
You need to tap on it if you want to edit the screen capture, otherwise it will disappear after a few seconds.
Your screenshot will still be saved to your camera roll as normal.
There's a new phone scam targeted at Apple users. The automated message claims to be from “Apple Support Care” and warns that your iCloud account has been breached and that you should stop going online. It then tells you to press 1 to be connected to Apple Support.
This is just another form of the classic tech support scam, and if you get such a call, hang up immediately.
The best defense against this sort of intrusion is carrier-level call blocking, since then the spam calls never even make it to your iPhone. AT&T offers the AT&T Call Protect app and service, and T-Mobile offers Scam Block. Both are reportedly quite good but you must sign up for them manually.
For those on other cellular networks, there are a variety of call-blocking apps that integrate with the call-blocking capabilities of iOS 10 and up. These can identify calls as coming from spammers or even block them right off, based on information from crowd-sourced databases. This approach works better than blocking the numbers manually yourself, since spammers are unlikely to use the same number twice when calling you, but they do reuse numbers across multiple people. So if five or ten people report a particular number as bad and then it’s used to call you, these apps can know to identify or block the call.
Why send a message when you can make a statement, jazz it up ... or be annoying?
When you've typed your message, instead of tapping the arrow to send it, press and hold down the arrow to get access to a whole bunch of iMessage effects you can use.
It’s all too easy to get your iPhone or iPad dirty with ink, lotion, makeup, dirt, food, and oil. If your device needs cleaning resist the urge to spray it with window cleaner, rubbing alcohol, or ammonia, even worse, to scrub it with baking soda or borax. That’s because all iPhones have oleophobic—oil repellent—coatings on their glass surfaces that make it easy to wipe off fingerprints. You don’t want to remove that coating any faster than it will wear off normally. Cleaning products will strip it quickly. Instead, Apple recommends a soft, lint-free cloth such as you would use for glasses or camera lenses.
By the way, though the iPhone 7 and later have some level of dust and water resistance it’s important to avoid getting moisture in the openings—most of the time, a lens cloth should be all you need. While this does seem like common sense, it’s still good to remember that even though these items are glass, they are still electronic devices, and care should always be taken when cleaning them.
Effective immediately Apple will replace the battery in your iPhone 6 or newer device for $29, regardless of battery health.
This program runs through December of 2018. We can do the replacement at Capitol Macintosh; total cost with the battery and labor is $69 before tax. You should make an appointment for the service which takes about an hour to do.
If you replaced your battery at $79 before Apple's announcement, you may be able to get a refund by contacting Apple support.
Before you pay Apple for more Cloud storage check and see what’s using up yours. On your iOS device go to Settings, Tap your Apple ID account at the top of Setting, Tap iCloud, Tap Manage Storage and review what’s using yours.
If you don’t need some some of the information Tap on it and select Delete. Once done you can NOT get this information back.
One of the biggest users of data is iPhone backups (personally I back up to my computer). Another data hog is photos and videos. If you have them already in iPhoto or Photos you can safely delete them.
If you just need cloud storage the one of the best rated and least expensive is Backblaze, you can try it for free: Backblaze
When you’re unboxing your new iPhone (or iPad), it’s time to think about how you’ll move your digital life from the old iPhone (or iPad) to the new one. If your old device is running iOS 11, you can use Quick Start, a new iOS 11 feature that makes the transfer easy. Just turn on the new iPhone, set it next to the old one, and tap Continue when asked whether you want to use your Apple ID to set up your new iPhone (or iPad). An animation appears on the new device for you to scan with the old one, similar to pairing an Apple Watch to your iPhone. Once you’ve done that, follow the rest of the instructions to enable Touch ID or Face ID and then restore your data and settings from your most recent iCloud backup (you can update the backup first if necessary). Leave the two devices next to each other while data is being transferred, and if possible, keep the new one plugged in and on Wi-Fi after setup so it can download your apps, photos, and music from Apple’s cloud-based services. That’s all there is to it, your new device now has the same information and settings as your old one.
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How to Use the One Handed Keyboard on iPhone
The latest iOS versions support one-handed keyboard mode for iPhone. One Handed Keyboard shifts the touch screen keys over on the screen to the left or to the right, so that it’s theoretically easier to reach the keys with a single thumb. This keyboard feature can be particularly helpful for users who have the larger iPhone Plus and iPhone X models and find them challenging to type on one handed.
You will need a modern version of iOS for iPhone to have this feature available, anything beyond iOS 11 has the capability. The iPad does not have one handed keyboard support.
You can quickly switch into and out of One Handed Keyboard mode on iPhone, here’s how it works:
1 Access the keyboard anywhere on the iPhone as usual, whether in Messages, Mail, Safari, Notes, etc does not matter
2 Tap and hold on the Emoji icon in the lower left corner of the keyboard (it looks like a little smiling face icon)*
1 When the pop-up keyboard menu appears, tap on the keyboard icons to shift into the equivalent One Handed Keyboard mode:
- Left: keyboard shifts to the left, if you type with your left thumb this is likely what you’d use
- Center: the default iPhone keyboard, centered and not shifted over into One Handed Mode
- Right: keyboard keys shift to the right, if you want to type with your right thumb this is probably what you’d use
3 One Handed keyboard will be enabled, shifting the keys over to the left or right side of the screen depending on what you chose
How to Print Webpage Articles Without Ads from iPhone or iPad, and Safari
This tip is focused on printing articles from Safari in iOS with an iPhone or iPad.
To try this out you’ll obviously need an iOS device with an internet connection, and an AirPrint compatible printer.
This method works to strip down a web page or article in Safari to just focus on the content (text and pictures in the article), which you can then print out as a simplified clutter free version of an article. This process works the same on iPhone and iPad, here’s all you need to do:
- Open Safari and head to the web page article you want to print out
- Tap the Safari Reader button in the link URL bar at the top of Safari, it looks like a series of lines atop one another, this will enter into Reader mode in Safari for iOS
- Once in Reader mode, tap the Sharing action button, it looks like a little box with an arrow flying out of it
- From the Sharing action options, choose “Print”
- Adjust your printer options as necessary and choose the “Print” button to print the article or web page from Reader Mode, stripped of any ads or other content
That’s all there is to it, the resulting printed web pages or articles should simply include the article text, and related article images – nothing else.
This works because Safari mode strips out webpage data that is not directly related to the core content of the web page in question, and by printing from there rather than the regular webpage view, you can print out a simplified version of the article.
By the way, you can also use this trick to save simplified webpages as PDF files.
You may already know this, but Reader Mode has a lot of other great uses as well. You can use Reader Mode on iPhone to make a webpage mobile friendly or easier to read, you can use it to change the appearance of articles and make text bigger, change font faces, adjust colors, and much more.
Microsoft has discovered a scam site tha's targeting both Apple and Microsoft users.
Instead of scary dialog boxes, the site plays an audio message to warn users about a supposed "critical alert from Apple support". The message reads:
"Critical alert from Apple support. Your mac(phone) has alerted us that your system is infected with viruses, spywares, and pornwares. These viruses are sending your credit card details, Facebook logins, and personal emails to hackers remotely. Please call us (number given) immediately on the toll-free number listed so that our support engineers can walk you through the removal process over the phone. If you close this window before calling us, we will be forced to disable and suspend your Mac device to prevent further damage to our network. Error number 268D3."
This is entirely bogus and you can IGNORE it. If you can’t get rid of the message turn your phone (or computer) off and restart it. On your iPhone you can also go to Settings, Safari, “Clear History and Website Data”.
Think of Siri like your personal translator, it’s super easy to use on iOS:
1 Summon Siri on the iPhone or iPad by using a button press or Hey Siri voice command
2 Tell Siri “Translate (phrase) into (language)”, where language is either Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Mandarin Chinese
Siri will instantly translate the phrase into the language specified. The translation is immediately spoken aloud, and also written out in text on the phone. Additionally, there is a little play button next to the translation to play the spoken translation again, so you can easily repeat the translated phrase too.
The key is to tell Siri specifically at the start of the command either to “translate” or ask “how do you say”, followed by the phrase and the language. If you simply tell Siri a phrase and then follow it up with “in (language)” it will not work properly. For example if Siri starts trying to search the web for something you asked, you didn’t make the right request, or Siri interpreted you wrong, or you’re speaking to it wrong.
Not all major languages are supported yet; currently Siri only can translate between English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Mandarin Chinese.
Requirements for Siri translation is that the iPhone or iPad be running iOS 11 or later and has an active internet connection, either cellular or wi-fi.
AssistiveTouch floats a small menu on your display (which you can move about on the screen to wherever suits you) that allows you to carry out gestures such as pinching or multi-finger swipes with a single finger, offers quick access to a variety of functions, and even allows you to activate Siri without pressing the Home button.
There are three ways to activate AssistiveTouch:
• Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > AssistiveTouch, then switch on AssistiveTouch
• Tap Settings > General > Accessibility > Accessibility Shortcut and then activate AssistiveTouch
• Ask Siri: "Turn on AssistiveTouch"
In iOS 11 the Control Center has been reduced from the two or three pages in iOS 10 to
a single page in iOS 11.
AND you can now customize Control Center to a certain extent in Settings >
Control Center > Customize Controls. Most notably, you can add a
variety of Apple-provided controls.
Although you can remove a few default controls, others are fixed:
the networking platter, the media platter, Orientation Lock, Do Not
Disturb, Screen Mirroring, Brightness, and Volume.
In iOS 11 there's been a change totakingsScreenshots. If, like me, you take a lot of screenshots in iOS, then you will no doubt have seen the change in the way this works. Now when you take a screenshot, a preview appears in the lower left hand side of the display. You only need to click on it if you want to edit the screen capture, otherwise it will disappear after a few seconds.
Your screenshot still be saved to your camera roll as normal.
The new version of iTunes removed the iOS App Store from being included in iTunes. Additionally, iTunes 12.7 removes the ability to sync iOS apps and ringtones on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via iTunes on the desktop. Instead, Apple wants you to manage and download iOS apps from the iPhone or iPad itself via the native iOS App Store application.
Apple has determined the under certain conditions on some Apple Watch (1st generation) devices the back cover may separate from the watch case. Apple will service eligible devices free of charge.
Apple will authorize coverage for three years from date of purchase.
This repair program covers all makes of the first-generation Apple Watch, including the Apple Watch, Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch Hermès, and Apple Watch Edition. Apple recommends that you back up your Apple Watch before bringing it in. At CapMac we can facilitate a mail-in repair/replacement.
If you’ve paid Apple to repair this issue contact AppleCare to see about a refund.
AirDrop, has been a part of Apple’s mobile operating system since iOS 7. It gives you the option to share (and receive) files with other devices that are nearby - whichmay be everybody or just contacts depending on your settings.
The ability to see other devices (or be seen yourself) is in the Share menu. To get to the AirDrop settings, swipe your finger up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center panel.
• Tap the AirDrop button in the Control Center. In the default setting, AirDrop makes your device visible to others in the Share menu to “Contacts Only,” meaning just the people listed in your Contacts app.
• However, if you have “Everyone” selected in the settings instead, anybody within range can see your device in their own Share menu and request to send you a file. As one might expect, the opportunity to harass with unwanted images is a temptation some cannot resist - leaving you prone to “cyber flashing”.
• To disable AirDrop — and your phone’s visibility — select “Receiving Off” in the Control Center’s AirDrop settings.
For further security measures, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (which AirDrop needs to function) in the Control Center when you are not using them, and change the name of your iPhone to something vague and less personal.
Too much exposure to artificial blue light before heading off to bed has been shown to adversely affect our chances at getting a good night’s sleep, but reducing that blue light glow to a warmer color can yield great results.
A new addition to macOS Sierra, 10.12.14, was Night Shift. When enabled, Night Shift will adjust colors of your display to the warmer, less intense colors on the spectrum when the sun goes down. Night Shift can also be found on your iOS devices, assuming you are updated to at least iOS 9.3. (Note: not all devices running the prerequisite iOS/OS are capable of running Night Shift) The shift in warmer colors has been shown to lessen the exposure and intensity of the artificial blue light and it’s also is more in-sync with our circadian rhythm, which governs the natural sleep cycle.
To enable Night Shift in iOS:
1 Open the ‘Settings’ app in iOS and go to “Display & Brightness”
2 Tap on the “Night Shift” option underneath the Brightness section
3 Now in the ‘Night Shift’ settings, flip the switch for “Scheduled” to the ON position
4 In the “From / To” section, choose “Sunset to Sunrise” (or set a custom schedule as well if desired)
5 Return back to the Night Shift screen, and, optionally but highly recommended, set the “Color Temperature” to the “More Warm” setting furthest on the righ
6 Exit Settings and enjoy your automatic Night Shifting display
If supported on your Mac:
1 Open System Preferences
2 Click on Displays
3 Click on the Night Shift Tab
4 You can create a custom schedule or choose “sunset to sunrise”
Now when sunset or sunrise comes, the iPhone / iPad display will automatically shift to be warmer, or back to the regular blue-light heavy display.