iPhone


Set Your iPhone's Clock to 24-Hour Time

  Matt Cone       January 6, 2021

Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as “military time,” to keep track of time. This is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and it’s the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments. Here’s how to set your iPhone’s clock to 24-hour time (military time): From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings.

How to Find Your iPhone's IP Address

  Matt Cone       January 6, 2021

Your iPhone is assigned something called an IP address when it connects to a Wi-Fi network. Other devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network can use this unique identifier to transfer information to and from your iPhone. If this sounds confusing, it might help to think of an IP address as your iPhone’s home address. Just like physical mail, which is routed to your home via a unique address, digital information is routed to your iPhone using an IP address.

How to Turn Off Amber Alerts on your iPhone

  Matt Cone       January 5, 2021

By default, your iPhone will automatically notify you when local authorities issue an Amber alert or other public safety notification. These Amber alerts can be really annoying! They always seem to be sent at the most inconvenient times and the alert sound is absolutely horrendous. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to disable Amber alerts and public safety notifications. Here’s how to turn off Amber alerts on your iPhone: From the home screen, tap Settings.

How to Connect an iPhone to a Wi-Fi Network

  Matt Cone       January 1, 2021

If you’re a new iPhone owner, one of the first things you’ll want to learn how to do is connect your iPhone to a wireless network. That’s because there are certain times when your cellular data connection just won’t cut it, even if you have an unlimited data plan. Using Facetime, downloading and streaming content from iTunes, and even surfing the web can be painfully slow without a wi-fi connection.

Make Your iPhone Ask to Join Wi-Fi Networks

  Matt Cone       April 11, 2013

By default, your iPhone automatically connects to known wi-fi networks. (To stop an iPhone from automatically connecting, you can tell your iPhone to forget a wi-fi network.) But what happens if you take your iPhone to a new location? You’ll need to manually connect your iPhone to a wi-fi network. That’s a hassle. But if you have the foresight and inclination, you can save yourself time in the future by making your iPhone ask to join wi-fi networks when no known networks are available.

Tell Your iPhone to Forget a Wireless Network

  Matt Cone       April 10, 2013

When you connect an iPhone to a wi-fi network, the iPhone remembers that network and will automatically attempt to connect to it in the future. This is a great feature for wi-fi networks you trust and use frequently. But mistakes happen. If you connect to the wrong network at a coffee shop, your iPhone will automatically attempt to join that network every time you visit the coffee shop in the future.

How to Find Your iPhone's MAC Address

  Matt Cone       March 25, 2013

Your iPhone’s Wi-Fi interface has a permanent, unique serial number called a media access control (MAC) address. Some universities and employers may request your iPhone’s MAC address to monitor or limit your access to certain Wi-Fi networks. MAC addresses can also be used for less nefarious purposes. For example, if your iPhone is stolen on a university’s campus, the IT department may be able to use its MAC address to trigger an alert when the criminal connects your iPhone to a university network.

How to Change Your iPhone's Wallpaper

  Matt Cone       February 13, 2013

Changing your iPhone’s wallpaper is one of the best and easiest ways to customize it. You can use photos, images you find on the Internet, or the free wallpaper images that Apple provides. The best part is that you can use different images for the home screen and the lock screen. We’ll show you how to do it! Finding Images to Use as Wallpaper Before you do anything else, you should find the images that you want to use as wallpaper.

How to Download an Image to an iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 12, 2013

Downloading an image from the internet to your iPhone is an easy to way to save the pictures your friends post on Facebook or any of the cool iPhone wallpapers you find on webpages. (As an example, we’ll use these beautifully designed wallpapers for your iPhone.) Plus, if you use Photo Steam, the saved images will instantly be available on all of your other Apple devices. The process is easy, and takes only a second.

Show Only Downloaded Music on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       February 11, 2013

I use iTunes Match and I love it. Being able to stream and download all of my music to an iPhone over a wireless or cellular connection is priceless. But there is one time when I don’t want to use iTunes Match at all: when I’m using my iPhone in airplane mode or when I’m in an area with no cellular or wireless connectivity. That’s because iTunes Match displays all of my music in one big list, and I can’t tell which music is downloaded to my iPhone - that’s the music I can play without network connectivity - and which music that is currently stored in iCloud - that’s the music I can’t play without network connectivity.



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