How To Close Safari Tabs Automatically on iPhone or iPad

IOS 13 or higher allows you to automatically close tabs in Safari after a specified period of time, which helps to keep your iPhone running smoothly.

IOS 13 or higher allows you to automatically close tabs in Safari after a specified period of time, which helps to keep your iPhone running smoothly.

You can have up to 500 open tabs. This number of active browser tabs can quickly get out of hand. It gets to be kind of a pain to go swiping through all your open tabs every few weeks to clean out the ones you no longer use.

Fortunately, in the Safari settings on your iPhone or iPad, you can set how long your tabs stay open before they automatically close; after one day, after one week or after one month. Let’s explore how to set this feature.

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Close All Tabs Solution

One solution is using the Close All Tabs option revealed by a long press on Done. But it’ is no good if you have a handful of newer tabs that are still useful to have open. Refer to below image:

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Close All Tabs option

The Settings Solution

First, open Settings. Next, scroll down until you see the Safari option and tap it. See below image:

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Safari option under Settings

Now, swipe down to the Tabs section, then tap Close Tabs. See following image:

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Close Tabs option under Safari

On this screen, you have the option to set the duration of open Safari browser tabs. When set, Safari will close tabs that have not been viewed within the period of time you set. The options are Manually, After One Day, After One Week or After One Month. This setting applies to Private tabs as well.

Checkmark an option that suits you. Refer to below image:

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Select an option to automatically close Safari tabs

Now, you can exit Settings.

However, you can still find the automatically closed tabs as well as Private tabs in the Recently Closed Tabs menu by holding down the + (plus) button on the tab management screen in Safari. See below image:

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Viewing Recently Closed Tabs

This is a potential downfall in using this feature. If you want to fully conceal recent browsing activity, it may be best to manually close the tabs.

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How to Add Widgets on iPhone in iOS 14

In addition to the App Library feature, another prominent change in iOS 14, is the addition of Widgets that can be added to any page.

In addition to the App Library feature, another prominent change in iOS 14, is the addition of Widgets that can be added to any page.

We have had Widgets on the Today View (the screen to the left of your first Home Screen) for years, but not a lot of people use that screen. And what’s the point of glanceable info if you have to swipe around to see it?

With iOS 14, Apple is replacing the old Widgets with all new ones that are more dynamic, can pull in more information, come in three sizes, and most importantly, can be placed anywhere on the Home Screen. Let’s explore how this is done.

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Add a Widget

To add a Widget:

Touch and hold an empty area on your screen until your apps jiggle and show minus (-) symbols. or tap Edit Home Screen. Refer to below image:

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The Jiggle screen

Tap the plus /+) sign in the upper-left corner. See below image:

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Selecting to add a Widget

You will bring up a menu of existing Widgets. See following image:

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Existing Widgets to chose from

Tap on the Widget you want to add, or use the search bar to find one. Swipe left and right to choose the Widget’s size and shape.

Widgets can come in three sizes. Small Widgets are the same size as a 2 by 2 block of app icons. Medium Widgets are two icons high, but four icons wide (taking up the entire width of your Home Screen). Large Widgets are four icons wide and four icons tall.

Tap Add Widget. Refer to below image:

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Adding a Widget

Once you have added the Widget, tap anywhere on the Home Screen to go out of edit (jiggle) mode.

Note! The first time you tap the new Widget, you may be asked to adjust its features (for example, to tell a weather Widget in what you want it to report).

You can even place multiple copies of the same Widget!

Move or Delete a Widget

To move the Widget around the screen or to another screen, just long-press it until it starts to shake and then move it where you want it.

If you want to get rid of the Widget, long-press to bring up a remove option or tap the little (-) button in the upper left corner of the Widget. See below image:

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Remove a Widget

Create a Widget Stack

You can create a stack of Widgets if you want to save space or if there’s one Widget you will only want to use occasionally.

To create a stack:

Select a Widget for your Home Screen as described above and place it where you want it. Select the next Widget you want to stack (you can stack as many as 10) and save it to your Home Screen. See following image:

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Selecting Widgets to create a stack

Long press the Widget so that you can move it around the screen, and place it on top of the first. Note that the Widget must be the same size and shape; you can not, say, place a small Widget on a medium-sized one. Refer to below image:

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Creating the stack

To see each Widget in your stack, swipe up or down on the top Widget and the next one will be revealed. In my example, I have stacked OneDrive on top of Google Search.

Tap Done when finished. See below image:

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The finished stack consisting of OneDrive and Google Drive

Move or Delete a Widget Stack

If you want to change the position of or remove any of the apps in the stack:

Long press the stack and select Edit Stack. See following image:

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Edit a stack

Press the three lines to the side of each app to change its position in the stack. Refer to below image:

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Change an app position in the stack

In my example, I have stacked Google Drive on top, previously it was OneDrive. See below image :

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Positioned Google Drive to be on top of OneDrive

To remove a Widget, swipe it to the left and tap Delete.

The Smart Rotate option, if On, will automatically rotate the Widget you use the most to the top. If Off, the Widgets are fixed.

Use the Smart Stack

Apple has also created a feature it calls a Smart Stack, which will automatically choose which Widget should be on top depending on your location, what time it is, or what you most often look at. It takes into account your usual app use, the time of day, and your location, and does all of this locally on your iPhone so no data is sent to Apple or anyone else.

iOS 14 comes with a pre-built Smart Stack made up of a group of selected apps. You add that stack the same way you would add any widget:

Long press on your Home Screen and tap the plus (+) icon in the upper-left corner.

Scroll down until you see the Widget called Smart Stack. See following image:

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The Smart Stack option

As with the other Widgets, scroll sideways to choose the size you want, and then tap Add Widget.

Note! There is no way to determine at a glance if apps are stacked. You have to swipe or chose Edit Stack.

Create a Smart Stack

You can make your own Smart Stack by simply dragging Widgets on top of each other.

Just place Widgets how you normally would. Drag any two Widgets of the same size on top of each other, and you have got a new stack! It works just like making a folder with app icons.

Move or Delete Smart Stack

You can edit your stack the same way you do the Smart Stack. Turn Smart Rotate on or off, reorder the Widgets or remove the ones you no longer want.

Just long-press any stack you have created and select Edit Stack.

That’s it for the basics. There is much more on Widgets to explore, like third-party and the most popular ones.

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How to Scroll Your Home Screen Pages on iPhone or iPad in iOS 14

If you have a lot of apps, like me, you likely have a lot of Home Screen pages. With many pages, swiping them repetitively, over and over to find a specific page can feel very tedious. If this sounds like your iPhone experience, you should know their is a much faster way to get around your Home Screen pages, thanks to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

If you have a lot of apps, like me, you likely have a lot of Home Screen pages. With many pages, swiping them repetitively, over and over to find a specific page can feel very tedious. If this sounds like your iPhone experience, you should know their is a much faster way to get around your Home Screen pages, thanks to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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There is the Dots Bar, that indicate which Home Screen page you are on. In portrait orientation, they are above the Home Screen Dock, while they are at the very bottom in landscape mode. They indicate which Home Screen page you are currently on. Refer to below image:

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The Dots Bar

With one finger, tap and hold the dots, and an outline will appear around them. See below image:

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The Dots Bar outlined

Without lifting your finger, slide your finger to the left or right. The Home Screen page will change. The faster you move your finger, the faster you will scroll through the pages. Lift your finger to stop scrolling and land on a page. Note! If you land on your last dot (a Home Screen page), you have to swipe left one more time to view your App Library page. To exit the App Library, swipe up.

This technique can come in very handy if you have many pages of apps. But both the new App Library and the new Home Screen Widgets (blog post coming) may make you rethink how your apps are organized.

That’s it. Your scrolling is now much faster.

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How to Disable Picture-In-Picture on iPhone in iOS 14

iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off.

iPhones with iOS 14 or later, now support Picture -In-Picture (PIP) mode like their cousin, the iPad. By default, when you switch from playing a full-screen video in a supported media app, it will continue playing in the corner of the screen. If you find this annoying, like me, you can easily turn it off. Here’s how to do this.

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First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap on the General option. See below image:

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Accessing the General option

Next, tap on the Picture in Picture option. See following image:

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Accessing the PIP option

Tap on it to open the Picture in Picture settings. Now, toggle off (disable) the Start PIP Automatically option. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the PIP option

Now, the next time you return to the Home Screen while playing a video, the Picture-in-Picture will not pop-up automatically. To manually open Picture-inPicture, just tap the Picture-in-Picture button (if the app you are using supports it.)

That’s it. You just disabled a possible annoying feature of iOS 14.

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How to Check the Air Quality on iPhone and iPad

In recent months, the USA has had numerous forest, refinery, and chemical fires, to name a few If you are worried about local air quality from these fires, pollen, or other environmental pollution, you can check the current Air Quality Index (AQI) using your iPhone or iPad. Currently, Apple only supports checking the AQI in certain countries that includes the USA, United Kingdom, India, and Germany. Apple plans to roll out the AQI in more regions in the future.

In recent months, the USA has had numerous forest, refinery, and chemical fires, to name a few If you are worried about local air quality from these fires, pollen, or other environmental pollution, you can check the current Air Quality Index (AQI) using your iPhone or iPad. Currently, Apple only supports checking the AQI in certain countries that includes the USA, United Kingdom, India, and Germany. Apple plans to roll out the AQI in more regions in the future.

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What is the Air Quality Index

The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a numerical indicator of regional outdoor air quality in your area. Each country has its own way of determining air quality. For example, in the USA, the AQI iss defined by the Environmental Protextion Agengy (EPA) as a composite scale from 0 to 500 that incorporates inormation about five different pollutants (ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide) into one index.

The USA. AQI is divided into six categories, each with its own color. An AQI above 100 means the air quality is dangerous to sensitive groups. As the AQI rises, the number of people impacted by the poor air quality increases. Refer to below image:

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Air Quality Index chart

Other countries use their own custom AQI methodology, but the color codes are similar to the USA. Regardless of country, the goal of every AQI is to stand the crummy air and avoid getting sick . It is wise to know what the air is like so you can make the best decisions for your health.

Check AQI using Apple Maps

One of the fastest ways to check AQI for your area is by using Apple Maps on your iPhone or iPad running iOS or iPadOS 12.2 or later.

First, launch Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, scroll down till you see Maps and tap it. See followingimage:

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Accessing Maps

Now, scroll down to the CLIMATE section and enable Air Quality Index. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Air Quality Index

Next, open the Apple Maps app and then tap the navigation arrow to center the map on your current location. (It is assumed you have enabled Location Services). See below image:

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Accessing your current location

Once the map is correctly positioned, look for a small rectangular box in the bottom-right corner of your screen. If your country is supported, you will see a local temperature and an AQI number along with a category color code. See following image:

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Positioning your current location

If you don’t see an AQI number in the corner, it might not be available in your country via Apple Maps. If the feature is supported, reposition the map, zoom in enough, wait a moment, and that area’s AQI will appear in the corner of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Your local AQI from the Maps app

Check AQI using Apple Weather

You can also check the AQI using the Apple Weather pre-installed app. Open the the Weather app and then scroll down to the bottom of your local forecast page. There you will see the Air Qualtiy Index and Air Quality indication. Pretty neat! See below image:

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Your local AQI from the Weather app

Third Party App

For a more global view of AQI, you may want to check out the Air Matters app, available on the Apple App store for the iPhone or iPad. Click here to preview and/or download. The free version comes with ads, but you can remove the ads with their paid version.

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How to Launch Actions by Tapping on Back of iPhone in iOS 14

One of the new features that has arrived with iOS 14 that didn’t make a big splash but will be super useful for all users is something called Back Tap. The new iPhone feature lets you customize Double and Triple taps on the back of your iPhone to use for Shortcuts automations, Accessibility features, and iOS system actions.

One of the new features that has arrived with iOS 14 that did not make a big splash but will be super useful for all users is something called Back Tap. The new iPhone feature lets you customize Double and Triple taps on the back of your iPhone to use for Shortcuts automations, Accessibility features, and iOS system actions.

Possibilities for iPhone Back Tap custom controls are pretty much only limited by your imagination since the feature works with Shortcuts app automations. But if you want to keep things simpler, you can assign a Double or Triple tap on the back of your iPhone to do things like open Control Center, take a screenshot, or enable Accessibility features like AssistiveTouch, VoiceOver, Zoom, etc.

How Does It Work

Back Tap uses the accelerometer in the iPhone 8 or higher to detect taps on the back side of your device running iOS 14. You assign the actions you want to launch upon tapping.

Back Tap works from the Home Screen, within apps (including third-party), and even from your your lock screen.

Let’s explore how to launch the built-in iOS 14 actions upon tapping.

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Setup Back Tap

First, open Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap the Accessibility option. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility

Under Accessibility option, scroll down and tap the Touch option. See following image:

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Accessing Touch

On the Touch Settings screen, scroll down until you see the Back Tap option, now tap it. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Back Tap

Next, in Back Tap settings, you can set the an action to either Double Tap or Triple Tap on back of the iPhone. See below image:

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Selecting your Back Tap option

Chose one of the list of available actions. At the bottom you will find the System actions. See following image for my example in selecting Screenshot for a Triple Tap.

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Selecting your Back Tap action

Scroll to the bottom to see your shortcuts. If you don’t see any or you want to create one, follow along. Here is how you can build a Camera Shortcut, then attach it to the Back Tap iOS 14 accessibility gesture.

Create a Shortcut

Open Shortcuts on your iPhone by swiping past your first Home Screen, then enter Shortcuts in the Search Box and tap the app. Refer to below image:

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Entering Shortcuts search

Tap the plus (+) button in the upper-right corner. See below image:

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Selecting the Add icon

Tap Add Action. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Add Action option

Tap the Search Bar. Now ttype in Camera and tap the app. See below image:

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Entering the Camera search

Tap your selection, Take Photo Or Take Video. See following image:

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Selecting your Camera option

Tap Next in upper right-hand corner. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Next link

Enter a shortcut name, like Camera Shortcut and tap Done in upper right-hand corner. See below image:

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Entering a Shortcut name

Your Shortcut(s) will be displayed. See following image;

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Viewing your Shortcuts

Now exit Shortcuts. You’have now successfully created your Camera shortcut. Just follow the above steps and chose this as an action to be associated with Double or Triple Back Tap. Refer to below image for my example of assigning Camera Shortcut to Double Tap and Screenshot to Triple Tap:

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Displaying your Back Tap actions

That’s it. In writing this blog post, I have found the Double Tap to be too sensitive; the associated action goes off accidentally.

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How to Tap the Back of Your iPhone to Take a Screenshot in iOS 14

If you want to take a screengrab on your iPhone you may be thinking you have to press the Up Volume and Side Button at the same time. This was the way ever since Apple introduced the iPhone X. But with iOS 14 and later, there’s a new way and it’s extremely handy.

If you want to take a screengrab on your iPhone you may be thinking you have to press the Up Volume and Side Button at the same time. This was the way ever since Apple introduced the iPhone X. But with iOS 14 and later, there’s a new way and it’s extremely handy.

You can now take a screenshot just by tapping its back, thanks to a new accessibility feature called Back Tap, Let’s explore how to set up this feature.

How Does This Work

Back Tap, first introduced in iOS 14, uses the accelerometer in an iPhone 8 or later to detect if you have tapped on the back side of your device. In Settings, you can configure two or three taps to launch certain actions. Apple considers this an accessibility feature, but it is for everyone. With this tip, a quick screenshot is only just two or three taps away.

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Setup Back Tap

First, open Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down and tap the Accessibility option. See below image:

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Accessing the Accessibility option

Under Accessibility option, scroll down and tap the Touch option. See following image:

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Accessing the Touch option

On the Touch Settings screen, scroll down until you see the Back Tap option, now tap it. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Back Tap option

Next, in Back Tap settings, you can set the screenshot action to either Double Tap or Three Taps on back of the iPhone. See below image:

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Selecting your Back Tap preference

Now, scroll down the pop-up list that appears and select the Screenshot option. See following image:

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Selecting the Screenshot optiond

Next, go back one menu level to make sure your selection is saved, then exit Settings.

Now, the next time you tap two or three times on the back of your iPhone (according to your selection), you will capture the current screen and save it to an image file. These images can be later viewed in your photo album.

That’s it. This feature is one of several you can setup for using the Back Tap.

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How to Move iPhone Apps From App Library to Home Screen in iOS 14

So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

Ina previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your Home Screen to your App Library. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your App Library to your Home Screen in iOS 14.

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So as to not clutter up your Home Screen, newly-downloaded apps from the App Store can be sent directly to the App Library. But what if you later want to open the app without digging through the library?

In regards to moving an app, we are not deleting an app. Your app remains in the App Library. Apple should have used the terminalogy of “copying” an app instead of “moving” one. Anyway, lets explore how to move an app from the App Library to your Home Screen.

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Move an App

First, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. Next, locate an app that you would like to move that isn’t already on your Home Screen. Press and hold down on the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app under the Entertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

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Locating an app to move

Next, tap the Add to Home Screen option from the pop-up context menu. Note! the app has moved to a different position because Apple automatically organizes the apps based on usage. See below image:

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Selecting Add to Home Screen option

The application will be moved and placed on your Home Screen automatically in the first unused icon area which may not be your first screen. In my example, the app is moved to my eighth page because my preceeding seven pages are full. See following image:

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The app added to Home Screen

Heading back to the App Library, notice that the Kim Komando app is still in the App Library under the Enertainment grouping. Refer to below image:

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The app is still in your App Library

If an app is already on one of your Home Screens(s) (visible or hidden), the Add to Home Screen option won’t appear in the pop-up context menu. Instead, you’ll have to enter Jiggle mode.

Enter Jiggle Mode

Locate an app (not a folder) in your iPhone’s App Library that’s already on your Home Screen. Press and hold on the app’s icon. After a second, a pop-up context menu will appear. Continue holding down on the app until it appears on your Home Screen.

You will activate Jiggle mode (where your apps and folders will bounce around on your screen). See below image:

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Entering Jiggle mode

Placing Your App

Hold down on your app and place it wherever you like on your iPhone. Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. In my example, I am moving the Kim Komado app to the sixth screen. (Note! In between screengrabs, I deleted a page.) See following image:

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Placing your app

Use the Search Bar

If you can not find a specific app in one of the App Library’s automatically-generated groupings, you can tap on the Search Bar at the top to locate the application. Just type in a few characters of the app name. Refer to below image:

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Using the Search Bar to find your app

Use the Alphabet List

You may use the alphabetical list to find an app. Next, press and hold the listing until it is highlighted. The block will look like it is hovering above the rest of the menu when properly selected. See following image for my selection of “K”.

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Using the alphabetical list to locate your app

In my example, when I release the hold, I can see the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

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Viewing the found app

Enter Home Screen

Now, press and hold the app to move it to the left or right. You will be immediately shifted to your Home Screen with Jiggle mode enabled. See below image:

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App being added to your Home Screen

Tap the Done button in the top-right corner when you are finished moving the app. See See following image for my placement of the Kim Komando from App Linrary to Home Screen by swiping left:

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Viewing the app on your Home Screen

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That was a lot of swipes and knowing when and where to swipe. I find iOS 14 cumbersome to use; it’s like Apple created the App Library feature as an afterthought. Have you found the App Library useful?

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this event marking the 17th year that we in the cybersecurity community promote increased awareness on cybersecurity and privacy issues.

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October is designated as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month with this event marking the 17th year that we in the cybersecurity community promote increased awareness on cybersecurity and privacy issues. After 17 years, you might think that we should be winding down; that we don’t have much left to say on this subject. The truth is the exact opposite. Every year more and more of our daily lives and services move to the digital world. Last year my family began doing most of our grocery shopping online and now this year due to the global events of 2020, most families, including ours, moved our children’s school online. Increased cybersecurity awareness it seems is needed now more than ever.

Password Security

For this month, I wanted to share with you some thoughts and advice about passwords. You have probably read a lot of advice on passwords in the past like “make them long and unguessable”, “use a password manager”, or “don’t use the same password on more than one website”. All this advice is great, and I still recommend you do all of these steps. Most browsers have a built-in password manager that’s pretty good, easy to setup, and will even sync your passwords between your phone and computer if you use the same browser. However, the truth is that passwords by themselves are not enough to keep you fully safe on the Internet. I view password like a VCR or 8-track player. Old technology for the past that can’t keep up with today’s 4K, blue ray, and streaming Internet. Passwords provide a very minimal level of protection, but they need some help.

Multi-Factor Security

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The good news is that help is already here, you just have to setup it up or turn it on. We call this additional level of security, Multi-Factor or just MFA for short. You also may see it called “Two-Factor” Authentication. You have probably already been exposed to it at your job or place of business, but it simply means using an additional level of security beyond a password. This might be a text message with a one-time code, an automated phone call, or a smart phone application. There are many different types of MFA setups. Personally, I use the smart phone version anywhere I can as I always have my phone handy.

So the question is where should you be using MFA. The easy answer is everywhere! Any place or website you use a password to login you should look and see if that website has MFA. Its usually tucked away in the account setting. You might be surprised when you find out that almost every important website you use today have some form of MFA features. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Amazon, Paypal, Ebay, most email providers, any financial websites, etc. They all support MFA and I highly recommend you turn it on.  Especially if the website has your credit card or gift cards stored or any place you make an online purchase.

Turing on MFA takes a little extra work but it makes a big difference in online safely. Criminals and hackers may be able to guess your password, but it’s much harder for them to also steal your phone.

A Big Thank You

Thanks to Michael for being our guest and creating this blog post.

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How to Move iPhone Apps From Home Screen to App Library in iOS 14

Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter?

In a previous post, we discussed how to move an app from your App Library to your Home Screen. In this post, we are learning the opposite; moving an app from your Home Screen to your App Library in iOS 14.

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Apple added an App Library to the iPhone with the release of iOS 14. To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. To exit the App Library, swipe up. Ready to remove an app from your Home Screen to reduce your screen clutter? Lets explore how this is done

This is for the iPhone running iOS 14

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Move an App

First, locate an app on your Home Screen you would like to move. Press and hold down the app. In my example, I am wanting to move the Kim Komando app. Refer to below image:

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Viewing the Kim Komando app on the Home Screen

Next, tap the Remove App option from the pop-up context menu. See below image:

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The pop-up menu for the Kim Komando app

Your iPhone will display a message asking if you want to move the selected app to the App Library or delete it. Just select the Move to App Library. See following image:

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The message notification for the Kim Komando app

Use Alphabetical List

The app will now disappear from your Home Screen. Now, swipe over to the right-most Home Screen page, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; to view your App Library. You can find the app that you moved in one of the automatically-generated groupings, or by tapping on the App Library Search bar, or by tapping on a letter in the alphabetical list of installed apps. Refer to below image for searching by the alphabetical list:

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Accessing the alphabetical list

Use Search Bar

You may start typing into the App Library Search Bar the first couple of letters of the app’s name to find it. See below image in locating the Kim Komando app:

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Typing in a few characters to locate the Kim Komando app

Launch the App

Once you have found the app, just tap it to launch the app. See following image for my Kim Komando app in the Suggestions library:

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The App Library showing the Kim Komando app

For now, Apple doesn’t allow you to create your own groups or to decide which app should go in which group. Hopefully, Apple will improve the feature over the coming months.

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