Starting with the iPhone 7, Apple introduced haptic feedback to the iPhone, giving iOS the ability to inform users of various system events, such as changing the date in a calendar appointment or reaching the maximum zoom level on a photo. While separate from the traditional vibrations associated with notifications and the iPhone ringer, some users don’t like the feel of these subtle taps. If that’s you, here’s how to turn off haptic feedback on the iPhone.
AirDrop, Apple’s ad-hoc networking technology, makes it easy to quickly share photos, files, contacts, and more between iOS and macOS devices. But one lesser known AirDrop feature is the ability to send websites, too. Here’s how it works.
If you use Chrome as your desktop browser and bookmark manager but Safari for iOS, adding a site to your synced bookmarks while on the go can be tricky. But here’s a way to use the iOS Share interface to directly add a site from Safari to your synced Chrome bookmarks with just a few taps.
Apple frequently advertises its Apple Music streaming service within its iOS Music app, which can quickly become annoying for users who don’t have any intention of signing up for the service. Here’s how to turn off Apple Music ads and features so that you can listen to your own music in peace.
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.