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.

How to Disable Siri on Your iPhone

  Matt Cone       January 16, 2021

Siri is Apple’s virtual voice assistant. Freely available on all of Apple’s devices, including iPhones, Siri can help you find information, add calendar events, and send email. While many people find Siri helpful, some people find it distracting. Others worry about the privacy implications of their voice commands being sent to Apple. In any event, there’s a quick and easy way to turn off Siri on your iPhone. Here’s how to disable Siri on your iPhone:

How to Change Your iPhone's DNS Servers

  Matt Cone       January 14, 2021

Just like in macOS, you can change the DNS servers on your iPhone. This can significantly speed up Safari and other iPhone apps that use the Internet. For a general introduction to DNS, and to learn why you would want to change the DNS servers on your iPhone, see How to Change Your Mac’s DNS Servers. Before we start, you should know a couple things about how iOS handles DNS. First, these instructions only work for Wi-Fi connections - iOS does not allow you to change the DNS servers when connected to cellular networks.

How to Backup Your iPhone to iCloud

  Matt Cone       January 13, 2021

iCloud provides an easy way for you to back up your iPhone to iCloud. Enable this feature, and your iPhone will automatically create a copy of the information stored on your iPhone and upload it to Apple’s cloud servers. If you ever lose your iPhone or purchase a new iPhone, you can use the iCloud backup to restore the backup to the new iPhone.  Warning: If you enable this feature, Apple can decrypt your backup and provide the contents to law enforcement.

How to Check Your AirPods Battery Life

  Matt Cone       January 9, 2021

Apple reports that the AirPods Pro headphones can provide 4.5 hours of playback on a single charge. By recharging the headphones with the charging case, you can eek out 24 hours of playback. But how do you check the battery life of the AirPods Pro headphones? There’s a light on the charging case, but it doesn’t provide any indication of how much time you can continue listening to the headphones. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to check the AirPods battery life using an iPhone or a Mac.

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