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How to disable Touch ID in iOS 11

iOS 11 allows you to temporarily disable touch ID. A new feature in iOS 11, called Emergency SOS, has as a main role to give you a quick access to emergency services such as 911. But you can also use the feature to temporarily disable Touch ID. First, you need to bring up the Emergency SOS: Press the sleep button on your iPhone five times successively. You will see a screen in which you can make an emergency call (SOS) or bring up the Medical ID. Tap the Cancel button at the bottom of the screen. Your Touch ID has[…]

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How to disable Read Receipts in the default iOS messaging app

Disable & Enable read messages reports in iMessages. iOS’s default messaging app, iMessages, occasionally prompts you to enable a feature called ‘Send Read Receipts’. Once enabled, the app will notify your contacts when you’ve read their messages. The feature was added to iOS for iPhone, iPad and iPod with iOS 5, and it could be easily disabled and once again enabled from the app settings. You may have a valid reason to hate the read statuses, for example, like wanting to hide your online status from friends. Although it’s an optional feature, you can occasionally enable it from the pop-up[…]

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How to disable Portrait photo duplicates and have more free space

Portrait mode can eat up the space of your iPhone 7 Plus. Apple recently released iPhone 7 Plus models come with a special camera mode called ‘Portrait’. It uses the double-lens camera of the Plus model to capture two photos and then combines them into a single photo with a DSLR-like bokeh effect. Portrait mode is a camera mode included in the Stock camera app. Once you open it, the iPhone 7 Plus or future iPhone models with a dual-camera configuration, will automatically save two images each time you tap the shutter button for a portrait photo. The software automatically[…]

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How to back up contacts & photos and switch from iPhone to Android

Back up contacts, photos and calendars with Google Drive. If you have an Android phone or tablet, and you want to transfer all your contacts, images and calendar from iPhone / iPad, then Google Drive is here to help you make a painless transition. No more cables and a long process of copying files, creating and uploading backups. Google Drive for iOS does all the hard work instead of you. Here are the steps to switch from iOS to Android: Download and install the Google Drive app on iOS. Run Google Drive, sign in using your account. Create an account[…]

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How to improve your Privacy and security on iOS

Instantly improve your Privacy by tweaking the Settings. We keep so much personal information on our mobile devices that the companies know literally everything about us. Companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft track user’s behavior for the sake of the user experience, to serve more relevant ads, to learn more about our interests, hobbies and more. But this tracking comes at the expense of privacy. That’s why you should carefully consider the potential benefits of all features included in iOS 10. So below, we will teach you how to dramatically improve your privacy using a few simple steps: Disable the[…]

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How to remove text labels for app icons on iOS 10’s home screen

How to temporarily remove the home screen labels on your iPhone. While iOS doesn’t have many customization options, you can’t do much with the appearance of your iPhone or iPad. All iOS devices look the same due to the nature of the platform which doesn’t encourage any changes in the look and feel, especially on the home screen. But after a few simple steps you could make the home screen unique. This tutorial has been developed by iDeviceHelp, and you will need an iOS10 device to temporarily hide the app labels. These labels will disappear until the iPhone / iPad[…]

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How to use a Magnifying Glass to zoom into objects with iOS 10

Activate the Magnifying glass in iOS 10. IOS 10 comes with many new features and improvements for supported iPhones and iPads. Among the new features in iOS 10 is the ability to mega-zoom into objects using the camera. You don’t actually use the main camera app here, but a feature hidden in the Accessibility settings. By enabling the Magnifier you will be able to zoom in more than the stock camera does, and play with many editing options before saving the shot. You can adjust contrast, brightness, or even add a filter to what you are looking on the screen.[…]

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What’s the solution for the missing Escape key in the MacBook Pro?

You could use a virtual ESC key or remap the Escape to another key. Apple’s refreshed MacBook Pro will be officially announced tomorrow, but we already know that they will include an OLED touch bar instead of function keys. Yes, Apple will get rid of all function keys, including the useful Escape key, used by many specialists and programmers on their MacBook Pros. It’s clear that using virtual buttons is the smarter approach, but is it smarter for everyone? For regular users, having a configurable touch-sensitive bar with settings and important options depending on the app in use makes a[…]

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How to transfer contacts to another iPhone or Android

Easy steps: transfer contacts to a new iCloud or Android. Buying a new iPhone and then logging-in using the same iCloud account will seamlessly transfer all your contacts to the new device, providing that you’ve properly backed up the contacts to the Cloud. But what about if you want to use a new iCloud account or for some reason – Android. Here is how you can transfer the contacts in three possible scenarios: 1. Switching to a new iPhone (with a new iCould account): Upgrading to a new iPhone and transferring the contacts is a fairly simple process. Sign in[…]

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13 amazing tips to improve iPhone battery life

How to boost the battery life of your iPhone Probably the most problematic area in the modern smartphones is their weak battery life. All devices, including the iPhone, need to be recharged almost every day after a moderate use. For unknown reasons, the phones are getting thinner, thus it doesn’t matter how well the OS is being optimized, the new devices don’t last as much longer as we hope. Here are 13 tips that will definitely help you extend your iPhone’s battery life and get at least 2 days of standby without recharging. Don’t kill apps opened in the background.[…]

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