Everybody should be able to know how to be in full control of their privacy and security, especially in this day and age. While iPhone and iPad users should have a bit more peace of mind than Android users, developers, websites and even Apple still all collect personal information from your devices. To understand this in greater detail and learn ways to enhance your privacy and security even further on iOS, we’ve compiled plenty of options.
iPad Tips and Tricks
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.