Faster Touch ID recognition

Faster Touch ID recognition

Touch ID seems to have a beef with certain fingers, consistently requiring multiple scans before unlocking the device. If this sounds familiar, try this: Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode. Here, enroll the same finger two to three times by choosing Add a fingerprint. Doing so will give Touch ID more information about your… Read More

How to protect your Privacy

How to protect your Privacy

This tip will save your battery life and your privacy. Far, far into iOS’s privacy settings is a setting that, when enabled, sends Apple your location data. Some people don’t care. If you do — and you want a battery boost while you’re at it — disable the feature. Go to Settings > Privacy > System Services to toggle… Read More

How to increase battery life

How to increase battery life

Spotlight is really useful for quickly surfacing data on your phone. In order to do that, however, the tool needs to constantly survey your phone for new data and index it. To temper the effects on your battery, go to Settings > General >Spotlight and uncheck the items you don’t necessarily need indexed. Read More

How to shoot in Burst mode

How to shoot in Burst mode

Thanks to the iPhone 5S’s fast processor, the camera now lets you shoot in burst mode, snapping multiple photos per second. It’s great for capturing sports, kids, and special moments you want every bit of. Read More

How to charge your phone much faster

How to charge your phone much faster

Sometimes you need to charge your phone fast. The fastest way to do that? Airplane mode. With all sending and receiving of data cut off, your phone will charge much faster. Just be sure to leave the backlight off, too. Read More

How to long-press for more characters

How to long-press for more characters

Hidden beneath the unassuming characters of the iOS keyboard is a world of letters and symbols only available with a long-press. For example long-pressing the dash key reveals em and en dashes, while long-pressing the numeral 0 lets you insert a degree symbol. Read More

How to use iMessage overseas

How to use iMessage overseas

When you’re connected to in-flight Wi-Fi or traveling without a data plan, you can still send text messages to iPhone-using friends. Just head to Settings > Messages and make sure Send as SMS is disabled, and that iMessage is enabled. Read More

How to search text messages

How to search text messages

Here’s another one you might only stumble upon. To find a specific text message, use the search bar at the top of the message interface. Don’t see it? Pull down to reveal it, or tap the top bar. Read More

How to find out what the locals use

How to find out what the locals use

When you’re traveling, it’s a good idea to find out which apps the locals love most — especially public transportation apps. To see what locals are downloading, go to the App Store and tap Near Me at the bottom. Read More

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