About Apple Pay Apple Pay offers an easy, secure, and private way to pay on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. What do I need to use Apple Pay? Here’s what you need to use Apple Pay in supported regions: Your eligible device A supported card from a participating card issuer The latest version of iOS, watchOS,(…)
Use Continuity to connect your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac Continuity lets you seamlessly move between your iOS devices and your Mac, or use them together. Continuity features include Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, SMS, and Instant Hotspot. For example, you can start an email or document on your iPhone and pick up where you(…)
Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen to reveal Control Center. Tap to turn on Wi-Fi. Tap to turn on Bluetooth. To turn it off, tap either icon again. Note: If you haven’t already selected a Wi-Fi network or set up your Bluetooth device, you may need to do that first.
Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen to reveal Control Center. Tap to turn on Airplane mode, which turns off cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and location services. Tap again to turn off Airplane mode and enable those services.
Do Not Disturb keeps calls, alerts, and other notifications from making sounds or lighting up when iPhone is locked. Swipe up from the bottom edge of your iPhone screen—even when locked—to reveal Control Center. Tap to turn on Do Not Disturb. Note: You can also turn on and adjust Do Not Disturb in Settings.
Control Center gives you quick access to commonly used settings and apps. You can access Control Center from anywhere in iOS—including the Lock screen. To access Control Center, swipe up from the bottom of the screen. To close Control Center, swipe down, tap the top of the screen, or press the Home button. In Control Center,(…)
Understanding cellular data settings You can temporarily turn off cellular data to prevent applications from using the cellular network connection to send or receive data. If you turn off cellular data, you will be unable to: See the cellular data icons in the status bar (for example, LTE or 3G). Send or receive MMS messages.(…)
When a Wi-Fi network is unavailable, iPhone and iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular models) are capable of using a cellular data network for Internet connectivity. Select your carrier network technology to learn more about the cellular data network capabilities and features, including: Network types Status Bar icons Whether simultaneous voice and data are supported (on iPhone)(…)
Ensure that your device is connected to the Internet Siri works by sending your requests to Apple servers. Because of this, Siri sends information such as your voice input, contacts, and location (if you have Location Services turned on) to Apple to process your requests. For Siri to work, your device must be connected to(…)
Bug: White screen of death A bug that seems to have cropped up for a lot of people, particularly on the iPad, but also various iPhone models is a random crash from the home screen which soft reboots the device and brings up a screen with the Apple logo. The background color matches the device, so a(…)
Smart search field Safari on iOS 7 has a unified “smart search field” that allows you to type the url of the website or search for text. When you start typing, it displays the top url hit, suggestions from Google Search or your favorite search engine, your Bookmarks and history, and results of the text search on the(…)
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Apple’s software updates for iOS introduce new features and improvements that let you do even more with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Updating the software on your device is easy. This article explains how to do it in five simple steps. Update your device wirelessly (available in iOS 5 and later) Ensure your device(…)
1. Change the Spotlight Search Result Order The iPhone’s Spotlight Search functionality is a great improvement from early incarnations, but you can make it even more relevant to you just by tweaking the settings. In the “Settings” menu, go to “General,” then select “Spotlight Search.” You are then presented with a list of categories. By(…)
Setting up syncing Before setting up syncing you should download and install the latest version of iTunes. Wi-Fi syncing requires iTunes 10.5 or later and iOS 5 or later. You can change your sync options at any time. Each time you sync, content is synced between your iOS device and computer to reflect new, updated,(…)