It can be easy to become overwhelmed by iOS notifications, particularly if you have chatty friends or apps. In iOS 12, Apple corralled notifications by grouping them into stacks so you no longer see an endless screen of alerts. To expand a stack of notifications on either the Lock screen or in Notification Center (swipe […]
iPhone notifications are undeniably useful—they can keep you on schedule, display incoming messages, and much more. But because notifications can also be distracting and annoying, Apple added an Instant Tuning feature to iOS 12 that makes it easier to adjust an app’s notification approach. Start with any notification on the Lock screen or in Notification […]
iOS 12 should be popular, thanks to Apple’s focus on enhanced performance and new time-management features for both adults and children. Expected in September, the free update will work on all iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches that can run iOS 11, including the iPhone 5s and the original iPad Air. Speed Boost During its Worldwide […]
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A client got in touch recently with a maddening problem. When he received texts on his iPhone, Messages displayed notifications for messages from everyone…except his wife! Needless to say, this was a problem. Since notifications appeared correctly for other people, it wasn’t related to overall settings. It turned out that he—or someone else, or iOS […]
Distracted driving may not make headlines, but it’s a huge problem. In the United States in 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that 391,000 people were injured and 3477 killed in accidents caused by distracted driving. Many things can distract drivers, but the most concerning—and the most avoidable—is texting. Given that the iPhone […]
Want a faster way to reply to a conversation in Messages? If you see a Messages notification on the Lock screen of your iPhone 6s or later, press and hold on it to expand it into an interactive box where you can reply without unlocking your iPhone or navigating into the Messages app. It’s perfect […]
Apple designed the built-in Reminders app as a list-keeping assistant for both macOS and iOS. You can add reminders of any sort to the default Reminders list, or you can create custom lists, like Groceries or Movies to Watch. Plus, if you’ve set up Family Sharing, you also have a shared Family list that everyone […]