When you pick up your iPhone after updating to iOS 10, you’ll notice two things. First of all the screen wakes up by itself. And the notifications look different. They look like cards. And you’ll see that there’s no “Reply” option there when you swipe to the left. That’s because there’s a new way to interact with notifications in iOS 10.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
I know it’s a running meme that we don’t use the “Phone” part of the iPhone as much as we used to. This is so widespread that some think the iPhone might be renamed sometime down the line.
iOS 10 finally removed the limit on how many tabs you can have open in Safari. Now you can open unlimited tabs. But with unlimited tabs comes unlimited clutter. And if you’re like me, you don’t clear your tabs ever, until it’s too late. And then you need to swipe 89 times. Thankfully there’s a better way. It’s a bit hidden, but it’s there.
Tweetbot 4 is hands down the best third party Twitter client for iPhone and iPad. Yes, you don’t get access to all new Twitter features like Polls, but on the upside, there are no ads, there’s timeline position sync between all your devices and the user interface is much, much better. Totally worth the $9.99 asking price. Especially if you use Twitter day in and day out.
The biggest addition to iOS 10 are all the changes to the Lock screen and Notifications. The slide to unlock gesture is gone. You click the home button to unlock instead. Plus, there’s a whole new screen to the left – the Today view that contains all the widgets. You can access it simply by swiping left on the lock screen.
I know you use Facebook when there’s nothing else to do and you just consume what it throws at you. I’m not throwing shade, that’s what Facebook does, helps you when you’re bored.
When I stop to think about it, it’s amazing just how much of my work life depends on my iPhone. From messaging in Slack to researching in Safari to organizing bookmarks in Pinner to replying to emails in Mail to jotting down article outlines in Notes to well, everything, really. So much of what I’d need a Mac for is done on my iPhone.
Apple only allows you to zoom so far into photos in iOS, but thanks to an odd bug in the latest versions of its operating system, there is a way to get unlimited zoom on your iPhone. Here are the steps to follow.
When it comes to messenger apps with a massive number of active users, Facebook Messenger is second only to WhatsApp (that other app Facebook owns). While WhatsApp is basically inescapable for many users, Facebook Messenger is usually used to stay in touch with people you might not find in your phonebook. That’s a different subset of your connections, but still just as important.