Recent iPhones save camera pictures as HEIC files instead of JPEG. This new format is more efficient, which means you can save even more photos and videos on your iPhone, but it’s not compatible with every device and operating system, including older Macs. Here’s how to configure your iPhone to shoot JPEGs again for better compatibility.
If you signed up for the iOS 12 beta just to get an early look at Apple’s latest mobile operating system, you may want to switch back to the regular non-beta software releases now that iOS 12 has reached public release. Here’s how to leave the iOS beta program on your iPhone or iPad so that you won’t continue to receive beta updates.
If you ever find yourself in a (probably scary) situation in which you’d like to disable your iPhone X’s ability to unlock with its facial recognition feature, then this tip could be invaluable to you. There is a way to do this using just the device’s external buttons, and we’ll tell you how.
The Look Up feature in iOS and macOS has long been a great tool for researching words or topics. In iOS 11, Look Up provided the definition of your selected word via your preferred dictionary. Now in iOS 12, you can also enable a thesaurus in select languages.
Upgraded to iOS 12 and can’t find the flip camera button in FaceTime? It’s not gone, Apple has just hidden it behind a new options menu. Here’s how to find it.
Do Not Disturb at Bedtime is an extension of the old Do Not Disturb feature aimed at helping curb iPhone addiction. When enabled, Do Not Disturb at Bedtime keeps all calls and notifications off your lock screen, helping you get a distraction-free rest.
USB Restricted Mode is a security feature in recent versions of iOS that automatically disables the Lightning port when your iPhone hasn’t been unlocked in more than an hour. This helps protect you from hackers, but it also interferes with legitimate Lightning accessories like CarPlay. For those who value flexibility more than potential security, here’s how to turn off USB Restricted Mode.
Apple added native QR code scanning to the Camera app in iOS 11, and is now making QR code scanning even easier by giving it a dedicated Control Center widget in iOS 12. Here’s how it works.
Want to see every individual notification from a particular application on your iPhone lock screen or in Notification Center? Here’s how to manage and turn off grouped notifications in iOS 12.