How to Enable Private Relay on Your iPhone
Matt Cone September 21, 2021
When you surf the internet with your iPhone, your personal information is collected at several points along the way. For example, if you visit nytimes.com, the New York Times web server can log your iPhone’s IP address and user agent (iPhone), among other technical details that could be used to identify you. That data can be used to track you around the internet and deliver customized advertisements. Understanding How Private Relay Works Apple’s Private Relay feature — new in iOS 15 and available to iCloud+ subscribers — helps obscure those technical details when using the Safari web browser.
How to Turn Off Read Receipts on your iPhone
Matt Cone September 9, 2021
Your iPhone has the ability to show others when you read their text messages. This feature, known as read receipts, provides visual confirmation in the Messages app that you’ve read someone’s text message. The image below gives you a sense of what read receipts look like from the other person’s perspective. If you don’t want people to know when you’ve read a message, you can turn off the read receipts feature on your iPhone.
How to Sync iMessages Across Your Apple Devices
Matt Cone September 8, 2021
iMessage is Apple’s end-to-end encrypted instant messaging service that you can use to send text messages, photos, and more to other people who own Apple devices. You can turn on an iCloud feature to synchronize your iMessages across all of your devices. That way, when you send or receive an iMessage, that message will be viewable on all of your Apple devices. Here’s how to set up your iPhone or iPad to sync iMessages across your other Apple devices:
How to Read Kindle Books on an iPhone
Matt Cone September 1, 2021
Amazon’s Kindle devices have become synonymous with ebooks. But did you know that there’s also a way to read Kindle books on an iPhone? With the free Kindle application for iPhone, you can read all of your Kindle books on your iPhone — for free. Here’s how to read Kindle books on an iPhone: Download and install the free Kindle app for iPhone. It’s available from Apple’s App Store.
How to Check Which Version of iOS Your iPhone is Using
Matt Cone August 31, 2021
All iPhones come with the iOS operating system preinstalled, but depending on how you have your settings configured, your iPhone may have an older version of iOS installed. Fortunately, it’s quick and easy to check which version of iOS is installed on your iPhone. Here’s how to check which version of iOS your iPhone is using: From the home screen, tap Settings. Tap General, as shown below.
How to Turn on Emergency SOS on Your iPhone
Matt Cone August 24, 2021
The Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone is designed to help you quickly contact emergency services and loved ones. You can initiate the call by pressing and holding the power button and one of the volume buttons. This feature is designed for emergency situations when you need to call emergency services but you don’t have the time to unlock your iPhone, open the Phone app, and dial a phone number.
How to Turn Off Emergency SOS on Your iPhone
Matt Cone August 21, 2021
The Emergency SOS feature on your iPhone is designed to help you quickly contact emergency services and loved ones. You can initiate the call by pressing and holding the power button and one of the volume buttons. But for some people, the Emergency SOS feature might be more of an inconvenience than anything. For example, if you have small children at home, you might discover that they can accidentally trigger Emergency SOS calls.
How to Erase Your iPhone
Matt Cone August 10, 2021
Are you considering selling your iPhone or passing it down to a family member? You should erase your iPhone before doing anything else. Erasing your iPhone removes all of your apps, personal content, and settings and then resets your iPhone to factory settings. Once you complete this process, the iPhone can be set up from scratch, like a new iPhone. Tip: Before you erase your iPhone, be sure to back it up to iCloud or a Mac.
How to Enable Lossless Audio on Your iPhone
Matt Cone August 3, 2021
Apple recently announced a feature that allows Apple Music subscribers to listen to lossless audio on their iPhones. This is a free feature and improves the sound quality of the music you listen to. What is lossless audio? According to Apple: Most audio compression techniques lose some amount of data contained in the original source file. Lossless compression is a form of compression that preserves all of the original data.
How to View Lyrics in Apple Music on Your iPhone
Matt Cone August 1, 2021
If you use Apple Music on your iPhone to listen to songs, you might be surprised to learn that you can view song lyrics right in the Apple Music application. Lyrics are available for most of the songs in Apple Music. Apple Music also has a feature that allows you to share lyrics with a friend, much like how it allows you to share a playlist with a friend. Here’s how to view lyrics in Apple Music on your iPhone: