Siri Suggestions attempts to intelligently recommend apps, or content from apps, in relevant situations such as when searching or using the iOS Look Up function. But Siri might not always get it right, and may frequently recommend apps that you don’t want. Instead of turning Siri Suggestions off entirely, here’s how to tell it exclude certain apps from its recommendations so that you won’t see the apps unless you explicitly want to.
When you swipe to scroll a website in Safari on your iPhone, is it choppy and stuttering instead of the usual smooth experience? One culprit may be the iPhone’s Low Power Mode. Here’s why this feature makes Safari choppy and how to turn it off.
When you set up Screen Time in iOS 12, you’re asked to pick certain app categories that you’d like to restrict in terms of usage time limits. But what if the apps you want to limit don’t fall neatly into one or more categories? Or what if you want to limit some apps from a particular category but not all of them? Here’s how to set up Screen Time limits for individual apps or groups of apps that you choose.
The new Screen Time feature in iOS 12 is part of Apple’s efforts to help users understand their mobile device usage and curb iPhone addiction. But not everyone needs a feature like this, and it may also introduce privacy concerns by tracking which apps you use and for how long. For those who aren’t interested in this feature, here’s how to turn off Screen Time.
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.
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.