Tell Your iPhone to Forget a Wireless Network
Matt Cone February 1, 2021
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 Block Caller ID on Your iPhone
Matt Cone February 1, 2021
When you call other people with your iPhone, your phone number will appear on their screen by default. To hide your caller ID, you can change a setting to block caller ID on your iPhone. Once the setting is changed, your calls will appear as “Private” or “Unknown” on the recipient’s phone. Tip: The block caller ID feature isn’t available for all iPhone users. If your service provider doesn’t support this feature, you won’t be able to enable it.
How to Enable Night Shift on Your iPhone
Matt Cone January 30, 2021
Apple says that your iPhone’s display provides a “brilliant viewing experience,” which means it’s very bright. That’s great during the day, when you probably need the display to be as bright as possible, but what about at night? Recent research suggests that starting at screens after sunset can disrupt your sleep cycles. What is Night Shift, and what does it do on your iPhone? The iPhone’s Night Shift feature customizes your display’s lighting by changing the color of your screen, so you’re not as wired when you try to go to sleep.
How to Use Do Not Disturb on Your iPhone
Matt Cone January 27, 2021
Sometimes you just need to temporarily disable all of the notifications on your iPhone. No phone calls, no notifications, nothing. The Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone has been specifically designed for this purpose. After you enable this feature, virtually all calls and notifications will be silenced while your iPhone is locked. The default Do Not Disturb settings can be changed to silence even more calls and notifications. Here’s how to turn on the Do Not Disturb feature on your iPhone:
How to Block Scam Likely Calls on Your iPhone
Matt Cone January 26, 2021
You can manually block phone numbers on your iPhone, but if you find yourself getting a lot of “Scam Likely” calls on your iPhone, you can also enable a feature on your iPhone to automatically hide calls from unknown callers. After you enable the Silence Unknown Callers feature, phone calls from numbers that aren’t in your contacts will be silenced and sent to your voice mail. This is a great way to cut down on marketing and scam calls.
How to Check Your iPhone's Battery Health
Matt Cone January 24, 2021
If your iPhone’s battery life seems to be getting shorter and shorter, it might be time to check your iPhone’s battery health. All iPhones ship with batteries that are designed to last for years, but depending on how you typically recharge your iPhone’s battery, the battery’s capacity can be reduced early leading to shorter battery life. Checking your iPhone’s battery health can help you keep an eye on things and make sure your iPhone’s battery isn’t defective.
How to Unblock Phone Numbers on Your iPhone
Matt Cone January 23, 2021
If you previously decided to block a phone number on your iPhone and you’ve changed your mind, you can unblock the phone number so you can receive calls from the phone number again on your iPhone. After you unblock the phone number, you’ll be notified of calls and voice messages from the caller. Here’s how to unblock a phone number on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap the Settings icon.
How to Block Phone Numbers on Your iPhone
Matt Cone January 22, 2021
Getting unwanted calls on your iPhone? You can use a feature on your iPhone to block the phone number from calling your iPhone again. After you block the phone number, the caller will still be able to leave you a voice message, but it won’t appear in a notification on your iPhone. Tip: If you’re receiving a lot of “Scam Likely” calls on your iPhone, you may want to block all of the Scam Likely calls on your iPhone.
How to Change the Default Search Engine on iPhone
Matt Cone January 18, 2021
By default, your iPhone’s search engine is set to Google when using the Safari web browser. Fortunately, there’s a quick way to change your iPhone’s default search engine from Google to another search engine like DuckDuckGo or Ecosia. Here’s how to change the default search engine on your iPhone: From the iPhone’s home screen, tap Settings. Tap Safari. Tap Search Engine. Tap the name of the search engine you want to use on your iPhone.
How to Forward Text Messages to Your Mac
Matt Cone January 17, 2021
Not everyone owns an iPhone, and that means that many text messages are still sent as SMS/MMS text messages. You can forward these text messages from your iPhone to your Mac so they appear in the Messages application on your Mac (you can also respond to the text messages from your Mac). This is a great feature for people who want to do all of their texting from their Mac.