A client recently asked me to help her find an app that she had downloaded to her iPhone, but which she then couldn't find on her Home Screen.
Here's where her app was found - and why it was not on her Home Screen.
macOS 13 Ventura - a free upgrade to the operating system for our Macs - arrived on October 25th. It brought with it a significant change to a very important app/utility on the Mac - the System Preferences app.
Not only has its name changed, the app has had a total re-design, which takes a bit of getting used to.
23/8/2022 0 Comments
I recently found myself needing to adjust the font size in a particular app - just a tad, to make it a teeny bit larger.
I didn't really need to adjust other apps - it was just that one. And there was an easy way that I could adjust the app's font size without impacting any other app, and without having to go into the Settings app. Here's how.
6/5/2022 0 Comments
This topic comes up regularly in iTandCoffee Client appointments, so I am re-featuring this past article.
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.
7/2/2020 0 Comments
Did you know that your Apple device may be storing details of your passwords, for a variety of online sites and services?
This is so handy if you want your device to 'auto-fill' details so that you don't have to remember all those passwords. I do make use of this feature on all my devices.
But you need to consider whether these passwords could be accessible to others who have access to your device. If you have a weak passcode/password protecting your device, this could also put your online security at risk.
Let's take a look at where you can find out
8/9/2017 0 Comments
Today we were discussing kids and technology, and the issue of teenage sleep being disrupted by technology. In particular, the discussion was around the impact of screen brightness on sleep.
Melbourne psychologist Tena Davies writes about this in her blog article: Night time technology use and sleep.
A key suggestion Tena makes is to be sure that all iPhones and iPads in your household use a feature called 'Night Shift' at night.
The Night Shift feature changes the colour spectrum of your iPhone's/iPad's screen to a warmer, less blue 'temperature'.
It is not just teenagers who benefit from using this feature.
I had a client recently who told me she had found she could not read at night on her iPad because of the impact the device's light had on her sleep pattern. She would find herself waking up very shortly after falling asleep.
After showing her the Night Shift feature, she was able to once again use her iPad for reading at night - it made all the difference!
Once you have used the Night Shift feature at night, you will be amazed at how bright the screen looks when it is not in Night Shift mode.
Setting up Night Shift on your iPad and iPhone
Night Shift can be set up to turn itself on and off according to a schedule.
This is done in Settings -> Display and Brightness -> Night Shift.
Slide the Scheduled setting to On (green), then set the from and to time that you would like Night Shift to start and end.
You can also adjust the Colour Temperature slider if needed. I just leave mine at the 'maximum warmth' setting. You can see in the image above the difference in the screen lighting.
Night Shift can also be manually turned on and off at any time during the day from the Control Centre (accessed by swiping up from below the bottom of the screen).
5/5/2017 0 Comments
I thought I worth including this handy hint in this week's newsletter, as it is one that comes up so often in classes and appointments at iTandCoffee.
Just how do you stop your iPhone or iPad from going to sleep so quickly? How do you stop the screen going black when you haven't touched if for, say, a minute, and returning to the lock screen.
Additionally, when it goes to sleep, is there a way to stop it from requiring you to enter you passcode to wake it up again.
This is a topic we covered way back in 2013 when we first started this Handy Hint Newsletter (subscribe here if you are not already receiving this free fortnight newsletter).
While the settings for adjusting the locking and requirement for the passcode are still available, they have 'moved' since we recorded that hint.
So, here is the updated 'handy hint' for iTandCoffee Club members, detailing how to adjust your 'autolock' and 'password delay' settings. (Not yet a member of The iTandCoffee Club? Find out more here›)
Related Handy Hints and Articles
14/8/2015 0 Comments
Apple has just released an update to iOS version 8.4.
iOS 8.4.1 delivers some fixes for the Apple Music service, and some security patches.
So, when you see that red '1' on your Settings app, it is time to download and install this latest update. Even if your device is not yet showing this red '1', you can still go ahead with the update.
Just tap on Settings -> General -> Software Update, and choose Download and Install (or Install).
For a summary of what is included in this update, check out this article from MacWorld.
Do you need help with this upgrade?
If you need help with this update, why not make a time to pop into the iTandCoffee shop - we can help you with it.
Just call 1300 885 420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This tip has featured in a past Handy Hint, but I know that many iTandCoffee clients and subscribers have not yet discovered it.
Your iPad and iPhone have a feature called Do Not Disturb, found in your Settings.
Its purpose is to allow you to tell your device to turn off any sounds and notifications - similar to the 'mute' function, but with more features than the basic muting.
Do Not Disturb can be turned on and off manually whenever you need, from the Control Center (by swiping up from below the bottom of the screen).
But the feature I love about Do Not Disturb is that it can be set to occur on a schedule - for example every night between 10pm and 7am.
By putting your Do Not Disturb on a schedule, you can stop any noises waking you while you sleep. But it also allows you to make an exception for certain callers and can cater for 'emergency calls', where someone keeps trying to call you.
Why not check it out, in Settings -> Do Not Disturb.
If you are an iTandCoffee Club member, you can find out more information about this feature in the below handy hint video.
Not yet a member of The iTandCoffee Club? Find out more here.
Come along to an iTandCoffee Class for more great tips like this!
This is one of the great tips we cover in the Introduction to the iPad and iPhone series of classes.
The next series will start on July 14th 2015 - click here for more details or to book. For details of other great iTandCoffee classes, check out the class schedule here.
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