How to: Change Screen Brightness using Siri

Even though iOS and MacOS has the ability to change screen brightness on its own, sometimes, we still need to adjust it on our own. Normally, we’d have to go into Settings > Brightness (on an iOS device), or System Preferences > Displays on a Mac. You can do that and more just by using Siri. Here’s a list of commands for that feature (yes, both will work on iOS and Mac): “Make the Screen Brighter” “Brighten the Screen” “Make the Screen Darker” “Dim the Screen” “Change Screen Brightness” “Set Screen Brightness to 50 Percent” Just another way to make your life with iOS and/or Mac Click Here to Read more

Super Mario Run for iPhone requires an “always on” Internet Connection

As the release date gets closer, more details are being released about what Super Mario Run players will need in order to play the game. One of the things required will be an “always on” Internet connection.  According to the game designer, this is for security and game play reasons. The actual gameplay may consume 75 MB per hour or less on wireless.

How to create folders in iOS

Editor’s Note: Even though this tip may seem obvious to some, there are a lot of new iPhone users out there that may not be aware how to do the above.   When one gets a new iOS device (iPhone or iPad) the screen may seem overwhelming at first.  iOS has a way for you to organize those icons into “Folders” for you to better organize the screen and make it easier to use and find what you’re looking for. Here’s how to make a folder in iOS: Choose an icon from the screen, press and hold it until it Click Here to Read more

Apple Confirms: iOS 9.3.4 has a Nasty Surprise

“The iPhone 7 is very close and the all singing all dancing iOS 10 will come with it,” Gordon Kelly writes for Forbes. “But right now most iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users are on iOS 9.3.4 and Apple has confirmed to me it contains a nasty surprise that, for millions, will never be fixed.” “The problem in iOS 9.3.4 is an incompatibility between VoiceOver and voice dictation which is hitting disabled and, in particular, blind users hard,” Kelly writes. “In short: with VoiceOver enabled (it describes everything on your screen with a triple press of the home button) voice Click Here to Read more

Apple Pushes iOS 9.3.1 Update to Fix Crashing Issues

Just a few days after promising to fix a bug that caused major crashing issues on iPhones and iPads, Apple has delivered and released iOS 9.3.1 to address the lingering issue.  It’s recommended for all iOS users. To update, plug your device into a wall outlet or computer, and select Settings > General > Software Update. The update may take anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the device.

iOS 9.3: The most stable upgrade in years

“In spite of some publicized glitches, including an activation bug that affected older devices, iOS 9.3 is Apple’s ‘most stable new release in years,’ an app analytics firm said on Wednesday,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider. “During the past eight days 9.3 has had a crash rate of just 2.2 percent, easily making it the most stable iOS release in circulation, Apteligent claimed,” Fingas reports. “A Web link bug actually affects iOS versions as far back as 9.0.2, and turns out to be connected to and its affiliated apps, rather than the iOS 9.3 update. Nevertheless, Apple promised to Click Here to Read more

iOS 9 Bug? Blank icon in Settings App

A friend of mine has just informed me about a possible bug in iOS 9.  When she went into her settings app, and went into the area that listed all her apps, she discovered that their was a blank white icon with no name listed. Upon further investigation, it was found that other users are also having the same problem.  It is not known if Apple is aware of this possible bug. There is no known fix for this as of yet.  We’ll follow this and update as necessary.

A Bug in iOS Overnight Updater Turns Off iPhone Alarms

Users who opt to update their iPhone overnight have discovered that doing so will turn off any alarms they may have set, potentially causing issues waking up the next morning. iOS 9.x Users have been taking to Twitter and elsewhere to let other users know about the bug. We at AppleScoop suggest that users opt-out of this feature until this problem is fixed. As of this writing, Apple has yet to issue an official statement about this problem.

How to: Use Picture-In-Picture Mode with iOS 9 on an iPad

With the introduction of iOS 9, users now have an option to have Picture-In-Picture (PIP) mode while using another app in iOS.  Here’s how: With a FaceTime video call active, or even a video playing, press the HOME button. The video will go into PIP mode in the corner of the screen. Open any other iOS app.  The PIP will stay in the corner of the screen. That’s it. This will only work with devices that can run iOS 9.

Apple Disables iOS News App in China because of Censorship Concerns

The issue was initially brought to light by software developer Larry Salibra, who last week noted Apple disables News when roaming in mainland China, a policy he finds “disconcerting.” Apple has not yet acknowledge the situation, but The New York Times on Saturday cited a person with knowledge of the matter as saying News is indeed inaccessible in China. The News app can only be downloaded in the U.S., where the service is live, and test markets in Australia and the UK. Customers who purchase an iPhone or iPad and install News in a supported country can usually access content while traveling internationally, except Click Here to Read more

iOS 9: Apple Makes it Easier for Users to Get Latest Updates

In a bid to drive the already-impressive iOS upgrade rate even higher, Apple has brought a bit of OS X to iOS 9 with a new automatic installation option that will let iPhones and iPads update themselves — at a convenient time for the user. “We’re also changing the way software updates are presented to the user,” OS X platform lead Andreas Wendker explained at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June. “Users will be given a choice to install right now, or later at night when they might not need access to devices.” This change has brought iOS in line with Click Here to Read more

iOS 9 Has Fastest Adoption Rate Ever – Already Installed on 1/2 iOS Devices

iOS 9 is already on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history, marketing chief Phil Schiller said in a press release. The company’s figures are based on access to the App Store as of Saturday, Sept. 19. Apple’s official numbers are even better than outside estimates, which pegged adoption at 36 percent. In contrast, Google currently reports that only 21 percent of active Android users have obtained some version of Android 5.0 Lollipop since it first became available nearly a year ago. iOS 9 became available to download last Wednesday. The free update includes more advanced Click Here to Read more