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Beta 2 of iOS 11.1 and macOS 10.13.1 Released for Testing

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released iOS 11.1 beta 2 and macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 beta 2 for users enrolled in the iOS and macOS beta testing programs. Additionally, the second beta versions of watchOS 4.1 and tvOS 11.1 are available for those in the beta testing programs. iOS 11.1 beta 2 aims to include various bug fixes ... Read More

How to Shut Down an iPhone or iPad Without Using the Power Button

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 18:02
Have you ever wondered how to turn off an iPhone or iPad? If so, you’re not alone. While most users keep their iOS devices turned on all the time, sometimes users may need to power down a device completely, be it for storage, shipping, to preserve battery life, or whatever other reason. The latest versions ... Read More

How to Enable Offload Unused Apps in iOS to Save Storage Space Automatically

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:56
If you frequently run out of storage space on an iPhone or iPad, you will appreciate a new feature in iOS that automatically saves storage for you. Called Offload Unused Apps, the toggle allows the iPhone or iPad to perform housekeeping and delete apps that have gone unused for a while, just as the name ... Read More

iOS 11 Feels Slow? 11 Tips to Speed Up iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 22:30
There are mixed reports that updating to iOS 11 has slowed down some iPhone and iPad hardware, or that performance of tasks like opening and interacting with apps is slower after installing iOS 11. If your iPhone or iPad feels slow after installing iOS 11, then you might want to try a few of the ... Read More

How to Refresh Updates in App Store for iOS 11

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:18
Keeping apps updated on an iPhone and iPad is generally a good idea, as app updates frequently include bug fixes, performance improvements, enhancements to compatibility, or even entirely new features to apps and games. iOS users can update apps by opening the App Store and going to the “Updates” tab, but sometimes an update may ... Read More

macOS High Sierra Supplemental Update Released for Mac Users

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 18:40
Apple has released the first supplemental update to macOS High Sierra 10.13, complete with bug fixes, improvements, and security fixes. General release notes accompanying the supplemental update suggests the release includes improvements to stability, reliability, and security. Specifically, the update is said to “improve installer robustness” (it is unclear if this addresses the issue where ... Read More

How to Actually Turn Off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in iOS 11

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:55
With iOS 11, the new Control Center toggles for turning off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth do not actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on an iPhone or iPad. Instead, if you hit the buttons for disabling Wi-Fi or Bluetooth in Control Center, the iPhone or iPad will disconnect from wi-fi or Bluetooth, but not actually turn ... Read More

How to Disable Video AutoPlay in App Store of iOS

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:07
The App Store in iOS will now automatically play video previews of apps while you navigate through the App Store on an iPhone or iPad. These video previews can offer a helpful look into what an app does or may look like, but they can also be distracting, cause battery to drain faster than otherwise, ... Read More

How to Hide the iMessage App Icon Row in iOS 11 Messages for iPhone and iPad

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 19:25
The Messages screen in iOS 11 is busier than ever before, displaying a row of colorful icons and iMessage apps on the bottom of every conversation in Messages on iPhone and iPad. While some users will love the quick access to their gifs, message stickers and apps, not everyone is satisfied with having a row ... Read More

iOS 11.0.2 Update Released [IPSW Download Links]

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:30
Apple has released iOS 11.0.2 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices running iOS 11. This is the second small bug fix update for iOS 11 that aims to patch various bugs and offer improvements to the operating system, making it recommended for users who are running a prior version of the iOS 11 release. ... Read More

How to Clean Install MacOS High Sierra

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 20:21
Some Mac users like to perform a clean install when a new operating system is released. Usually this is reserved for more advanced users, as a clean install means the hard drive is formatted and completely erased, removing the existing Mac operating system, and erasing all contents, data, files, applications – everything from the Mac ... Read More

How to Enable Night Shift in iOS 11 Control Center on iPhone and iPad

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:58
Accessing Night Shift quickly has changed in iOS 11, and while Night Shift is still easily accessible via Control Center on iPhone and iPad, users will have to dig just slightly deeper to reveal the Night Shift setting toggle and be able to enable and disable the feature through Control Center. For the unfamiliar, Night ... Read More

How to Save Games on SNES Classic from Anywhere, Anytime

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 20:57
If you have managed to get your hands on the coveted SNES Classic Edition, you’re probably interested in learning how the new optional suspend point save system works. Suspend Points allow you to save any game from anywhere, at any time, rather than only at a dedicated save point or by using the in-game save ... Read More

How to Disable or Enable Auto-Brightness in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 21:08
Auto-Brightness is a screen setting on the iPhone and iPad which causes the device to automatically adjust the display brightness depending on ambient lighting conditions. For example, if you’re outdoors or in bright lighting, the screen would adjust to be brighter so that it is more visible, and if you’re in a dim room or ... Read More

How to Make iPhone Camera Shoot JPEG Pictures in iOS 11

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 18:04
The iPhone camera will now default to taking pictures in a new HEIF format, rather then JPEG. This camera formatting change to HEIF came in iOS 11, but some iPhone users may prefer to have the camera continue to snap photos in JPEG format for broader compatibility with sharing, copying to a computer, and more. ... Read More

How to Force Quit Apps on iPad with iOS 11 App Switcher

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 23:07
iOS 11 on iPad features an excellent new app switcher, complete with an all new look and a multitude of nice multitasking features, as well as the ability to perform critical functions like force quitting apps. We’ll show you how to force quit out of an app on the newly redesigned app switcher for iPad ... Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 18:58
Apple has changed how to forcibly restart an iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, with the device now relying on a sequence of three button presses to complete the hard reboot procedure. If you’ve been trying to forcibly reboot an iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus to no avail, it is because all of the ... Read More

How to Create a Bootable Install Drive for macOS High Sierra

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 22:18
Some Mac uses like to create a bootable USB installer drive for macOS High Sierra. A bootable install volume of macOS 10.13 allows users to perform a variety of tasks including formatting and clean installs, updating multiple Macs from the same USB flash drive installer (and without re downloading), and to use as a troubleshooting ... Read More

iOS 11.1 Beta 1 & macOS High Sierra 10.13.1 Beta 1 Released for Developers

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 19:42
Apple has released the first beta versions of iOS 11.1, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, tvOS 11.1, and watchOS 4.1. The initial beta releases of system software are for developers only, but public beta versions of eligible system software beta builds will likely become available later. iOS 11.1 beta 1 is available to download now for ... Read More

How to Download a Full macOS High Sierra Installer App

Wed, 09/27/2017 - 17:57
Many Mac users who are attempting to download macOS High Sierra from the Mac App Store will find that a small 19 MB version of “Install macOS High Sierra.app” downloads to the /Applications folder of the target Mac, rather than the complete 5.2 GB Installer application for macOS High Sierra. This is annoying because it ... Read More