How to Mirror Selfies on iPhone

Instead of flipping photos after taking selfies, you can capture “mirror selfies” automatically as they appear in the preview on your iPhone.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 19, 2022

Instead of flipping photos after taking selfies, you can capture “mirror selfies” automatically as they appear in the preview on your iPhone. Let’s explore this feature.

The Camera app on the iPhone packs several features, including an option to automatically take mirror selfies. This feature is available on iPhones running at least iOS 14 or later.

First, open the Settings app on your iPhone. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, in Settings, scroll down and tap Camera. See the below image:

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Accessing the Camera

Now, scroll down to the Composition section and toggle the switch for Mirror Front Camera to ON. (On some iPhones, this option might be labeled Mirror Front Photos.) See the following image:

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Enabling the Mirror Front Camera toggle

Next, open the Camera app on your iPhone. Turn the camera to face yourself and snap a selfie. The saved image will appear as you see yourself in the mirror, instead of flipped as it usually is. Note that your front camera automatically mirrors the front camera viewfinder, so this setting only affects the image that’s saved to your photo library.

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How to View the Private Info Your iPhone Apps Are Accessing

While using apps on your iPhone, these apps are often busy behind the scenes, using sensors and contacting internet domains without your knowledge. With iOS 15.2 or later, you can see a detailed report of these activities with the App Privacy Report.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 12, 2022

While using apps on your iPhone, these apps are often busy behind the scenes, using sensors and contacting internet domains without your knowledge. With iOS 15.2 or later, you can see a detailed report of these activities with the App Privacy Report. Let’s find out.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 15.2 or higher

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First, open Settings by tapping the grey gear icon. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, on the Settings screen, tap Privacy. See the below image:

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Accessing Privacy option

Now, in the Privacy settings, scroll down to the very bottom and tap App Privacy Report. See the following image:

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Accessing App Privacy Report option

If you have not enabled Record App Activity, tap Turn On App Privacy Report link. Refer to the below image:

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Enabling App Privacy Report

If you just enabled App Privacy Report, you will need to use your iPhone for a few days and let the App Privacy Report feature gather data. After that time (or if you have been using the Record App Activity feature in earlier versions of iOS 15), you will see a detailed report about Data & Sensor Access, App Network Activity, Website Network Activity, and Most Contacted Domains. Here’s what each section means:

  • Data & Sensor Access: This shows how many times an app accessed your iPhone’s sensors (and when), such as camera, location, contacts, screen recording, media library, photo library, or microphone.
  • App Network Activity: This shows how many internet domains an app has contacted and when each contact took place. It includes domains contacted directly by the app and those referenced by content within the app, such as websites that might pull in content from other domains.
  • Website Network Activity: This section shows the internet domains that have been contacted by websites you visited through a web browser within an app.
  • Most Contacted Domains: This shows a ranking of the internet domains that have been contacted the most by your apps. On the internal App Privacy Report details page in iOS 15.2 or higher, Apple notes that high-ranking domains on this list might be used by multiple apps to build a profile of you across different apps or services.

See the below image:

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Your report

Next, at any time, you can tap any entry on the list to see more details. Tap Show All at the bottom of each privacy report section to get a complete list. See the following image:

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Accessing Show All option

App Privacy Report Can Be a Risk

Enabling App Privacy Report on your iPhone will keep a detailed record of your internet activities on your iPhone (that is stored on your device). If you allow another person to access your iPhone, they can get a very detailed look at what you have been doing with your iPhone on the

Settings > Privacy > App Privacy

report page. If that’s the case, you might want to make sure that App Privacy Report is disabled.

Turn Off App Privacy Report

To disable App Privacy Report, navigate to

Settings > Privacy > App Privacy

then scroll down to the bottom of the page and tap Turn Off App Privacy Report. Refer to the below image:

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Disabling App Privacy Report

After that, click OK in the pop-up message, and all existing privacy report activity will be deleted.

If your iPhone is locked down and never shared, App Privacy Report is a great tool to keep an eye on what apps have been doing behind the scenes.

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How to Unfollow People on Instagram

On Instagram, if you do not want someone’s updates to appear in your news feed anymore, you can unfollow them in your account.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 14, 2021

On Instagram, if you do not want someone’s updates to appear in your news feed anymore, you can unfollow them in your account. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone and Android

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When You Unfollow Someone

Unfollowing someone on Instagram basically means unsubscribing from their profile updates. Instagram does not notify the user when you unfollow them.

Later, if you change your mind, you can always re-follow the unfollowed account. You can also remove people who follow you on Instagram.

Unfollow Using Mobile

On your iPhone or Android device, use the Instagram app to unfollow people.

First, launch the Instagram app on your phone. You can use the Spotlight Search (your first screen) to locate the app. Just enter Instagram in the search box and tap the resulting Instagram icon. Refer to the below image:

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Using Spotlight Search to find the Instagram app

Next, at the bottom of the app, tap the profile icon (the last icon in the bottom bar). See the below image:

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Selecting your profile icon

Now, at the top of your profile page, tap Following. This will display the users that you follow on Instagram. See the following image:

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Selecting the number of people you follow

Next, in the Following list, find the account you want to unfollow. Then, next to that account, tap Following. In our example, we are Following 92 people. Refer to the below image:

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Choosing a person to unfollow

Now, Instagram will remove your selected account from your Following list. The Following option is now turned into Follow, which means you have successfully unfollowed that account on Instagram and, in our example, the account changed to Following 91 persons.. See the below image:

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Unfollowing the person

Now, if you would like to unfollow someone from their profile, then on their profile, tap Following and select Unfollow from the menu that opens In our example, we tapped the profile icon for louicmoreno, selected the Following drop-down box, then chose Unfollow from the menu. See the following image:

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Unfollow a person from their profile

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How to Make Messages Disappear in Instagram

Instagram is a popular outlet for spontaneous texts thanks to its variety of filters and options. These are also the kind of conversations you do not want others to save permanently.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 2, 2021

Instagram is a popular outlet for spontaneous texts thanks to its variety of filters and options. These may be the kind of conversations you do not want others to save permanently. Let’s explore how to make the messages disappear.

This is for iPhone and Android running Instagram

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For creating self-destructing texts, Instagram offers a feature called Vanish Mode on its messaging service. An identical feature can be found in Facebook Messenger. Any text or media you send in Vanish Mode is automatically removed as soon as the recipient sees it.

First, make sure you have the latest version of the Instagram app on your Android or iPhone.

Next, open the Instagram app on your phone and swipe in from the left edge of the screen (or tap the text bubble button at the top right) to view a list of your messages. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to view messages

Now, perform a swipe-up gesture above the text box to activate Vanish Mode. Once that’s successful, Instagram will update your chat background with a darker shade and throw in a few animations to let you know Vanish Mode is active. See the below image:

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Activating Vanish Mode by swiping up on a text box

Next, in Vanish Mode, you can continue to chat normally and send messages in all the usual formats, like direct stories, voice clips, and more. See the following image:

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You are in Vanish Mode

The difference is that once you swipe up again to leave Vanish Mode and the other person reads whatever you have sent, Instagram will delete those messages. Refer to the below image:

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Exiting Vanish Mode by swiping up

Now, while the recipient is free to take a screenshot of your messages in Vanish Mode, Instagram will notify you if and when they do.

Note! Instagram retains your Vanish Mode media and texts for up to an hour after they have been deleted. This is in case the recipient files a report for abuse and harassment and Instagram needs the Vanish Mode data to take action.

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How to Setup Screen Time on iPhone

Apple has tools to help you track your iPhone usage. Apple’s Screen Time settings include a bunch of handy things to help you foster healthy phone habits. That includes setting limits for how much you can use apps and checking up on your screen time.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
December 1, 2021

Apple has tools to help you track your iPhone usage. Apple’s Screen Time settings include a bunch of handy things to help you foster healthy phone habits. That includes setting limits for how much you can use apps and checking up on your screen time. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for the iPhone

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First, launch the Settings app from the Home screen. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Settings app

Next, scroll down to Screen Time. See the below image:

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Selecting Screen Time option

Now, you will need to turn on Screen Time. Tap Turn On Screen Time to proceed. See the following image:

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Enabling Screen Time

Next, a pop-up will appear with information about what you can do with Screen Time. Tap the Continue button at the bottom of the screen. Refer to the below image:

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Verbiage about Screen Time

Now, you can choose whether this is your iPhone or your child’s iPhone. For this post, , we are focusing on checking your own Screen Time. See the below image:

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Selecting which phone for Screen Time

Next, Screen Time usage is only recorded after you opt-in to the feature. You will not be able to retroactively view past screen time data. However, once you use your phone for a while, you will see data in the chart. Tap See All Activity for a deeper breakdown. See the following image:

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Your Screen Time stats

Now, you will see the apps that are taking up that Screen Time. Refer to the below image:

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Your Screen Time Most Used apps

To turn off Screen Time, navigate to:

Settings > Screen Time

and scroll down to the bottom. Here, tap on the Turn Off Screen Time option. Note! all your Screen Time stats will be reset.

This is a quick and easy way to get a glimpse at how you are using your phone. These numbers can be surprising to some people.

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How to Drag and Drop Photos Between iPhone Apps

Multitasking can be difficult on a small phone screen. Apple’s drag and drop tool makes it easy to move photos, text, links, and more between your favorite apps. This powerful feature can improve your photo or text manipulation.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
November 3, 2021

Multitasking can be difficult on a small phone screen. Apple’s drag and drop tool makes it easy to move photos, text, links, and more between your favorite apps. This powerful feature can improve your photo or text workflow.

 iOS 15 gives you the ability to simply drag something, such as a photo, from one app, and drop it in another. No messing around with downloading items or copy and pasting. Lets see how this is done.

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Drag and Drop Requirements

There are quite a few things you can drag and drop on the iPhone. Photos and text are the most obvious, but you can also grab videos, documents, links, audio files, and PDFs. However, you will need a source and destination app that supports the feature.

Developers need to implement drag and drop support in their app, which means the feature is not available everywhere. Apple’s own apps support it, including Safari, Mail, Messages, and Files. Other supported apps include Gmail, and WhatsApp.

Drag and Drop Essentials

First, open an app that supports the feature. In our example, we will be dragging a photo from Photos to Messages, but the action is exactly the same for text, links, and other items. If you are unable to find your Photos app, navigate to your first screen and use the Spotlight Search, to find the app. Refer to below image for the Photos app:

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Accessing Photos app

Next, select a photo. See below image:

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Find a photo to drag and drop

Now, hold a finger down on a photo until you feel a little vibration. Keep your finger pressed on the screen and drag the photo until it floats. Do not stop holding the selecting object. In our example, we have moved the photo to another spot on the Photos screen, my finger is still holding down on the photo. See following image:

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Dragging a Photo while holding down my finger on the photo

Now, with a different finger, navigate around the iPhone like you normally would. Keep the first finger pressed on the photo and use your other finger to open the destination. In our example, we are dropping the photo onto a Message, then release your finger. Refer to below image:

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Dropping the photo onto a Message and releasing your finger

Quote For the Day

I was lucky – I found what I loved to do early in life. Woz and I started Apple in my parents’ garage when I was 20. We worked hard, and in 10 years, Apple had grown from just the two of us in a garage into a $2 billion company with over 4000 employees.

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How to Upload a Smartphone Video to YouTube

Do you have videos on your smartphone that you want to upload to YouTube but not sure how to do this? If you have recorded videos with your smartphone, you can upload them directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 27, 2021

Do you have videos on your smartphone that you want to upload to YouTube but not sure how to do this? If you have recorded videos with your smartphone, you can upload them directly to your YouTube channel from your iPhone or Android device. Let’s see how this is done.

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First, to upload a video to YouTube from your iPhone or Android device, you will need the official YouTube app on your phone. Download and install the app on your iPhone or Android device, if you have not already done so. To search for the app on an iPhone, go to your very first screen, the Spotlight Search, and type in “YouTube” to locate the app.

Uploading a Video

Next, launch the YouTube app on your phone and log in to your YouTube (Google) account. Then, from the bar at the bottom of the app, select the “+” (plus) sign. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Add icon

Now, YouTube will open a Create menu. Select Upload a video from this menu. Note! If you want to make a YouTube Short, tap the Create a Short option, or, to stream a video, tap the Go live option. See below image:

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Selecting to Upload a video

Next, you will see an Upload screen that displays all your phone’s videos. Here, tap the video that you would like to upload to YouTube. Then, when the video begins to play, tap NEXT at the top-right corner of the app. See following image:

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Your Video to upload

Add Details

Now, you are on the Add details screen. Here, tap the Title field and enter a title for your video. Then tap Public to choose who can watch your video on YouTube. Refer to below image:

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Add some details about your Video

Set Visibility, Schedule, and Audience

Next, on the Set Visibility screen, select one of these visibility options for your video:

  • Public: This allows anyone on YouTube to watch your video.
  • Unlisted: With this option, only the people you share your video’s link with can watch the video.
  • Private: Only you and the people you choose can watch the video.

Now, tap Schedule to release your video on YouTube at a specific time. See below image:

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Selecting who can see your Video

Set your date then tap OK. See following image:

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Selecting the Video scheduled date

Set your time then tap OK. Refer to below image:

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Selecting the Video scheduled time

Your scheduled release of the video is displayed. See below image:

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Your Video release date and time

Next, tap the Select audience option. See following image:

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Selecting your Audience

If your video is meant for kids, select the Yes, it’s made for kids option. Otherwise, select the No, it’s not made for kids option. If you choose the No… option, you can specify further options by tapping Age restriction (advanced). Next, at the top-right corner of the app, tap Upload (not shown). Refer to below image where we selected the video is made for kids:

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Selecting who is your Audience

Edit Your Video Details

Your video will begin to upload to YouTube. When that’s done, go to Library > Your videos section of the YouTube app. Then, tap the video 3 dots menu button. Now, tap Edit to open the Edit Details screen and make any changes. When you are finished, tap Save. See below image:

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Edit your Video details

Your Videos Listing

Next, access Your videos section to see your uploaded video. See following image:

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Your recently uploaded Video

And that’s how you begin your journey of becoming a YouTuber!

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How to Change Back to Old Safari on iPhone

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 29, 2021

iOS 15 introduced a redesigned Safari interface that puts the address bar at the bottom of the screen. Refer to below image:

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New Safari

If you prefer to keep it at the top of the screen, like most web browsers, it can be easily swapped. Let’s explore how this is done.

This is for the iPhone running iOS 15 or above

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There are a few advantages to having the address bar at the bottom. First, it’s easier to reach with one hand on a large screen. Second, it puts all the browser controls in one place. If you are still not convinced to give it a try, let’s switch it back. Personally, I like the old Safari.

First, open the Settings app from the home screen. See below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll way down and tap Safari. See following image:

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Accessing Safari

Next, go to the Tabs section and switch it to Single Tab. Refer to below image:

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Toggle to Single Tab

Now, the address bar is back at the top of the screen and the other browser controls are still at the bottom. See below image:

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The old Safari

Regardless of which interface you prefer, the same amount of content is visible, so it’s just a matter of what you like best.

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Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.

Steve Jobs

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How to Listen to Background Sounds on iPhone

One of the upgrades to Accessibility in iOS and iPadOS 15 is a new Background Sounds feature that plays relaxing audio tracks to help you stay calm and focused, and to block out background distractions.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
September 1, 2021

One of the upgrades to Accessibility in iOS and iPadOS 15 is a new Background Sounds feature that plays relaxing audio tracks to help you stay calm and focused, and to block out background distractions.

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What Are Background Sounds

Background Sounds are like having a sound machine from your bedroom in your iPhone and iPad. The sounds can also be played over Bluetooth to external devices.

With thenew Background Sounds feature, you can play balanced, bright, and dark noise, as well as ocean, rain, and stream sounds to help you concentrate and relax when using your iPhone or iPad.

The feature may negate the need to purchase or subscribe to third-party background noise apps. Its not a dedicated app, but rather hidden away inside your device’s Accessibility settings.

It’s worth noting that at the current time, there is no way to load your own background sound. Note as well that they do not have a time limit. They will only turn off when you disable them. This is a glaring omission by Microsoft. I would like to turn on sound at night as I fall asleep and have it automatically turn off at a certain time. Anyway. let’s explore how to use this feature.

Background Sounds in Accessibility

Apple sees Background Sounds as a way to diversify its array of accessibility features by being more inclusive.

The company says in its official announcement of the feature that it targets “support of neurodiversity” and aims to mitigate “distracting, discomforting, or overwhelming” everyday noises. In other words, the feature can help you focus and relax during the day and mitigate distracting sounds that are bothering you.

That being said, the feature has the ability to appeal to many different people, so it’s interesting that Apple decided to stick with the accessibility angle instead of a more generalized approach.

Enable Background Sounds

First, open the Settings app. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings app

Next, scroll down and tap Accessibility. See below image:

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Accessing Accessibility option

Now, under the Hearing section, tap Audio/Visual. See following image:

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Accessing Audio/Visual option

Next, tap Background Sounds. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Background Sounds option

Now, you can toggle Background Sounds On and Off and choose which sound you would like. You can also adjust the volume of the sound as it plays over other media. If you do not want the background sound to play while, for example, listening to music, uncheck Use When Media Is Playing. See below image.

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Selecting your sound

You are ready to listen to relaxing, distraction-free sound from your iPhone or iPad. If you want other particular sounds, consider trying out a third-party white noise app.

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It’s not going to do any good to land on Mars if we’re stupid.

Ray Bradbury

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How to View Your Most Used Apps on iPhone

A big part of your daily time is spent using your iPhone. Whether you want to understand your app usage, change your lifestyle, or just know which apps you need to cut down on, its helpful to know about your most used apps.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
August 25, 2021

A big part of your daily time is spent using your iPhone. Whether you want to understand your app usage, change your lifestyle, or just know which apps you need to cut down on, its helpful to know about your most used apps. Let’s explore this feature, called Screen Time.

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Enable Screen Time

Before you can find out which apps you use the most on your iPhone, you will need to turn on a free feature built into iOS called Screen Time. This feature helps you keep track of how you use your iPhone. It can also help you put limits on your app usage if you would like, although that’s optional.

First, open the Settings app, and then tap the Screen Time option. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Screen Time option

Next, tap Turn on Screen Time and tap This is My iPhone or This is My Child’s iPhone. See below image:

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Enable Screen Time

Now, you will see a Screen Time summary page with no data, but we will fix that problem. Note! Each time you enable Screen Time, you data is removed.

Check Screen Time Again

The catch with using Screen Time is that it needs to be enabled to start gathering data about which apps you use the most. If you just turned it on, you will not have a most-used app list to look at.

So, now that Screen Time has been enabled, use your iPhone as you normally would. After a while, you can check back in with Screen Time and see some statistics.

Next, open the Settings app and tap Screen Time again. See following image:

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Accessing Screen Time option

Now, on the Screen Time summary page, you will see a chart that shows your average daily activity. Just under that chart, tap See All Activity. Refer to below image:

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Selecting to See All Activity

Next, choose whether you want to see your most used apps over the period of a day, week, month, or year at the top of the screen. See below image:

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Selecting your time period

Now, scroll down to the Most Used section, and you will see a list of apps sorted by which you used the most over the selected time period, with your most used apps listed at the top. Tap an app to see more details. See following image:

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Selecting an app to view its details

Add a Limit

Next, while on the detailed-view screen, if you want to set a time limit to prevent you from using the app too much, scroll down and tap Add Limit. Refer to below image:

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Selecting Add a Limit to control how much time you spend using the app

Now, you will see a screen where you can set a time limit for the app in hours or minutes. When you’re done, tap Add. See below image:

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Setting the time limit

From now on, whenever your time is up, you will see an alert pop up, reminding you not to use the app anymore.

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