4/10/2021 0 Comments
This article was first published about a year ago.
An iTandCoffee client recently had an issue where her iPhone seemed to be sending some of her calls to Voicemail and not ringing at all. Some calls were coming through fine, but for others she was not even aware she had received a call. This was happening while she was at home, definitely connected to her service provider - so it wasn't as issue with her mobile signal or her SIM card.
So what was causing this issue?
Does your iPad or iPhone have the correct name? Or does it have the generic name of iPad or iPhone?
When you use features like Airdrop and Personal Hotspot, it is essential that your device is named so it can be distinguished from other devices.
A generic name for the device could make it hard to identify it if you are in a crowded place where lots of other iPhones and iPads are 'broadcasting' their names.
In iOS 14, there was a change to the look of a phone call notification when your screen is unlocked.
This change means that, when your phone rings, you get an 'alert-style' notification at the top of the screen (as shown above left) instead of the 'full screen' version of the call (as shown on right in above image).
While the change is good for those who don't want the phone call obscuring their other screen content, I had a client today who really struggled with the smaller versions of the 'accept' and 'decline' buttons.
If you too prefer the old version of the phone call screen when your iPhone is unlocked, there is a way to enable it again.
nIf you have a web page that you access on a regular basis, a great feature on your iPad and iPhone is that you can make that web page appear as a App on your Home Screen.
Then, whenever you want to access that web page, all you need to do is to tap on that App - and you will be taken straight to that web page in the Safari App.
I thought this one was something that arrived with iOS 14, but I am wondering if it is instead a change that Telstra has made recently (perhaps related to a plan change).
Has anyone else noticed a change in the Voicemail feature of their Phone app?
Previously, when I wanted to check my Voicemail, I had to go to the Voicemail option and tap the button in the middle of the screen to call the Voicemail service.
This magically changed very recently.
Subscriber Ruth D has asked if there is something she can do to stop her phone conversations from cutting out on her iPhone 7. She says this only started happening when she upgraded to the iPhone 7.
7/5/2020 0 Comments
If it drives you crazy that your iPad and/or Mac rings whenever your iPhone rings, fear not - there is a very easy fix for this!
The Calls on Other Devices is a feature that allows any device (as long it is running a recent iOS version) that is signed in to your iCloud account to also make and receive phone calls. If you don't like this feature, just turn it off.
Client Nicola has asked a question about dealing with scam callers and how to block them.
Blocking a scam caller is easy on your iPhone - we'll walk through the steps below. But it is also handy to know that Apple has included a new feature for dealing with scam callers, one that many people will be keen to turn on. Read on for more details.
Have you ever wondered why you get two versions of the same photo on your iPhone or iPad, even though you thought you had only taken one? Above is one that I took just now - identical, except that the second shows the letters HDR at top left.
Newer iPhones have a great Camera feature called HDR - High Dynamic Range - which can really enhance your photos in tricky lighting situations.
Thanks Simone R for this suggestion for the iTandCoffee Newsletter, telling us about an app that we should all have on our smartphones
"I just completed my first aid refresher course today and they got us to download this app. It’s awesome, especially the locality guide which gives latitude & longitude numbers for your location; particularly good if you’re out bush or at the MCG apparently!!!"
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