If, like me, you need to regularly check and change the Wi-Fi network to which you are connected, you will love this new feature of iOS 13. It is one that I have been hoping for in many past iOS upgrades.
Up until now, switching Wi-Fi networks has required a visit to the Settings App, to the Wi-Fi option.
This has meant that, when I checked what Wi-Fi I am connected to using Control Centre, I then needed to go through several further 'taps' to change to a different Wi-Fi.
Under iOS 13, changing your Wi-Fi network can be done directly from the Control Centre. Here's how.
You may already know this one, but I have to confess that I only just discovered it myself. And I can't believe I haven't found it earlier.
It is a great little trick in the Photos app on the iPhone and iPad that allows you to jump to the end of your long list of photos really quickly, or jump back to your Albums view when you are viewing an individual Album.
Apple launched its latest upgrade to the operating system for our iPhones on Friday September 20th. iOS 13 is now available for all iPhones from iPhone 6s and newer. (iPhone 6, 5 series and 4 series can not be upgraded to iOS 13.)
You will notice that I am only mentioning the iPhones here - as there will be a new separate operating system for iPads, called iPadOS, launched on September 30th (or Oct 1 in Australia).
So, should you upgrade your iPhone to iOS 13 straight away?
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If you have ever emailed a particular email address from your Mail app - or received an email from that email address - your Mail app will keep a 'memory' of those email addresses.
While this can be very handy when you are drafting an email, allowing suggestions to appear as you start typing the email address, it can also be a cause of frustration and confusion if more than one suggestion appears for the person you are emailing - especially if you are not sure which one is correct or the latest.
If you have ever spelled an email address incorrectly, this email may show in the list of suggestions.
Even if you have removed an old email address for the person from your Contacts (or perhaps have removed the person completely), the old email address may still appear when you type a few characters of the person's name.
So how do you get rid of any email addresses that you no longer want to see in Mail's suggestion?
It was a great turnout for this month's iPad and iPhone user group, held on September 13th at iTandCoffee. Here's the list of topics we covered - and the video of the session is now available.
The latest range of iPhones - the iPhone 11 series - was announced early this morning (11/9), and pre-orders will open at 10pm this Friday (13/9) - for those who are super-keen to jump on board! The new phones will be available from 20/9.
Read on for more details on Apple's announcement, and for pricing and some advice for those looking to purchase a new iPhone some time soon.
Many of you will have seen press around the recent revelation by Google about a vulnerability that existed briefly in Apple's iOS, a vulnerability that was patched about 6 months ago.
I regularly tell clients how safe they are using an i-Device, that they can't catch a virus or spyware. So I was really concerned when I saw the press reports on this - wondering if I had given my clients a false sense of security.
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This coming week will see announcement from Apple of the latest (and I'm sure greatest) iPhone range, as well as the launch of the new iOS 13, macOS Catalina and other news.
In the lead-up to these announcements on September 10th (or early morning September 11th Australian time), it would be an excellent time to bring all those Apple devices up to date - so that you have the most recent iOS 12 and macOS version. This then allows you 'hold fire' for a little while on installing the latest operating systems.
We always suggest that it is a good idea to wait for a while so that others can find any teething problems.
One of my favourite tips for any Apple device is one that saves you so much typing. Typing just few characters can instantly insert some replacement text - text that would otherwise take you ages to type.
As an example, I type litc, and my full email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) appears.
I type joinbasic and the URL https://www.itandcoffee.com.au/itandcoffee-club-basic.html appears - so I con't have to remember the full URL when I am providing that to someone in an email.
When presenting the 'Keeping Kids Safe on the iPad and iPhone' information session at a local school last week, I briefly discussed an option that can offer household-wide protection for ANY devices connected to home's internet - that of using a router that provides Parental Control Capabilities.
After the session, I sent a list of topical articles to the parents who attended that session - which included a handy article about options for such Parental Control routers.
I am including that particular article here for all other parents who subscribe to the iTandCoffee newsletter.
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