iPad Tips and Tricks

Complete Guide to Using an External Keyboard With an iPad

Complete Guide to Using an External Keyboard With an iPad

The 9.7 inch iPad Pro turned me into an iPad believer. And while Split View, Slide Over and Apple Pencil are awesome, it wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t attached an external (physical) keyboard and the productivity that comes with keyboard shortcuts.

How To Use Split View in Safari On Your iPad

How To Use Split View in Safari On Your iPad

One of the best things about the newer iPads running iOS 9 and above is Split View. For me, this finally makes iPad “productive”. Writing my article (like I am right now), in one window and researching in Safari in another is basically the only reason I’ve finally started integrating the iPad Pro into my writing workflow.

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to External Drive

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to External Drive

We all know how important backing up our mobile devices is; so much so that backing up my iPhone has become second nature. But what happens when your Mac or computer doesn’t even have enough space for your iPhone or iPad backups? Depending on the size of your device, backing up multiple times could really start to take a toll on your computer’s storage space. How do you solve that issue? With an external hard drive of course. We will show you how to get iTunes to automatically backup your device to and external hard drive.

How to Automatically Enable or Disable Night Shift on iPhone or iPad at Sunset and Sunrise

How to Automatically Enable or Disable Night Shift on iPhone or iPad at Sunset and Sunrise

Night Shift has become one of my favorites apps for iOS 9.3. If you have not read all about it already, then you may want to check this article out. Basically, Night Shift reduces the blue light emitted from your Apple Device, by altering the warmth of your display lighting. This is great for reading in dark rooms and the reduction in blue light emission has been proven to have health benefits for those with sleep deprivation and sensitive eyesight. 

How to Adjust iPhone’s Home Button Click Speed

How to Adjust iPhone’s Home Button Click Speed

The Home button on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is the button that gets the most love. And by love, I mean the most taps, pushes, presses, and clicks. Given that this is the only physical button on the front of the phone, it can get accidentally pushed or clicks may register too quickly, forcing users into the app switcher when they really just wanted the home screen. Nevertheless, there is a nice way to adjust the Home button click speed in Accessibility.

How to Lock Your Photos and Files on iPhone & iPad

How to Lock Your Photos and Files on iPhone & iPad

We all need to hide something. It might be super important documents, account information you don’t want to share with anyone or maybe even those selfies. But the thing is, unlike Android, there’s no easy way to just plain hide photos, videos or documents on your iPhone. Of course, you can protect your entire iPhone using a passcode or via Touch ID. For some, this level of protection might be enough.

Can’t Activate iPhone or iPad After Installing iOS 9.3 Software Update? Here’s How to Fix It

Can’t Activate iPhone or iPad After Installing iOS 9.3 Software Update? Here’s How to Fix It

If you’ve updated to iOS 9.3 and you’re having trouble activating your iPhone or iPad, don’t worry. You’re not the only one with this problem, and fortunately, there are a couple of workarounds that should fix it. Here’s what you can try.

How to identify a stolen iPhone or iPad

How to identify a stolen iPhone or iPad

I’ve had my iPhone stolen not once, but twice. Even with Find my iPhone enabled, the chances of you recovering a lost or stolen iPhone is still pretty low. Every now and then, a lost iPhone may find its way into a Good Samaritan’s hands. Instead of keeping this lost phone as their own or selling it, this Good Samaritan decides to make sure it finds its way back to its rightful owner. But, that scenario is few and far between. Instead, these stolen iPhones get sold to folks online and once they receive the item they may not even be able to unlock it. In order to avoid getting duped and buying someone’s stolen iPhone there is a nice tool that will allow you to identify if that phone is stolen before ever hitting that buy button, and we are going to show you how. 

How to remove ‘Other’ data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

How to remove ‘Other’ data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

If you are an iPhone owner, then you are well aware of the mysterious Other data that appears on your iPhone’s storage breakdown. With limited space on my iPhone 5s 16GB, this Other data can become overly cumbersome when I want to add more apps or music to my iPhone. Since Other data is mostly unusable, consisting of old system files, settings, browser caches, and more, it is important to know how you can get rid of this Other data. Of course, we are going to show you how. 

How to block Political content in Safari on your iPhone and iPad

How to block Political content in Safari on your iPhone and iPad

If you are not tired of the constant political coverage of this year’s presidential nominees, I can make a pretty confident bet that you will be. Whether you are rooting for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, the internet can become a battering ram of unrelenting political focus. If you are like me, and would like to take a break for the political nonsense when browsing Safari, you can do so on your iPhone or iPad. All you need to do is install a handy content blocker; and we are going to show you exactly how to do that.