The iPhone and iPad both offer an auto-brightness option in the iOS settings, which uses each device’s ambient light sensor to detect the light levels in the room and automatically adjust the display brightness accordingly. But sometimes iOS’s “guess” at what the iPhone’s brightness should be isn’t what you want. Here’s how to disable auto-brightness in iOS and take control of your device’s screen.
Unless you’ve configured your account to skip the password, or are using an alternative login method, you need to type your password at the login screen in order to log in to your Windows account. But what if your keyboard is broken or not responding? Or what if you’re using a touch screen kiosk that doesn’t have a keyboard? Here’s how to log in to Windows without a keyboard as long as you have a working mouse, trackpad, or touch screen.
The ‘Reduce Motion’ option makes its way from iOS to the Mac with macOS Sierra. Here’s how to enable it and why it might make your Mission Control experience a whole lot better.
Tired of iOS trying to undo your last action every time you give your iPhone or iPad a little shake? Here’s how to turn off the Shake to Undo feature in iOS 9.
OS X El Capitan continues Apple’s recent tradition of adding subtle transparency effects throughout the operating system. While these visual effects create an interesting sense of depth, some users may prefer a more traditional opaque look. Here’s how to reduce transparency in OS X El Capitan.
Have you noticed after upgrading to OS X El Capitan that your cursor sometimes gets really big? You’re (probably) not going crazy, it’s just a new feature Apple introduced in its latest desktop operating system. While helpful for some, this new “shake to locate cursor” feature can be annoying for longtime users. Here’s how to turn it off.
Having trouble reading text or making out fine details in Windows? Instead of lowering your resolution to make everything bigger, which can introduce image quality issues, use the built-in Windows Magnifier utility to selectively zoom in on certain portions of your screen while leaving everything else at native resolution.
Apple has long made accessibility features in its products a priority, and there are many accessibility options available in iOS. But instead of navigating through iOS Settings menus, here’s how you can enable or disable common iOS accessibility options directly from iTunes on your PC or Mac.
There’s nothing quite as jarring as waking up to check an important email in the middle of the night and being greeted by a bright white iPhone screen. Save your eyes and learn to leverage the iOS Accessibility feature that let you invert your screen’s colors with a simple and easy home button shortcut.
Accessibility has always been an important factor for Apple when it comes to designing hardware and software, and both iOS and OS X include a number of modes and options to increase usability for those with unique needs. While some of these accessibility options are primarily beneficial to only certain users, others can be helpful to all users regardless of need or circumstances. One such example is LED flash alerts on the iPhone.