How to Add a Reminder Quickly on iPhone and iPad

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

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Tip 1 – Use a Widget

One of the quickest ways to add a Reminder on an iPhone or iPad is by using the Reminders Widget, which you can add to your Today Screen

First, access your Today View by swiping from left to right on the first page of your Home Screen.. Next, scroll to the bottom and tap Edit. Now, tap Reminders in the widget list to add it.

You might also want to move the Reminders Widget toward the top of your Today View list so you can access it quickly. Once you have done this, just tap it once to expand it, and then tap New Reminder to add one. Refer to below image:

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Add a Reminder using the Reminder Widget

Tip 2 – Use Siri

First, launch Siri by pressing and holding the Home or side button, or by saying “Hey Siri”, then say something like, “Remind me to visit CVS Pharmacy at 121st and Elm in Broken Arrow tomorrow at 10:00 am”.

Siri will confirm and show the reminder you just set up on the screen.

If you specify a location related to your home address, such as, “Remind me to check front porch for packages when I get home”, Siri will track your location via GPS and show the reminder when you arrive at your home. This Reminder feature uses the Home Address you have set for your Contacts card. See below image:

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Add a Reminder using Siri

Tip 3 – Use the Share Button

For some apps, you can add a Reminder using the Share button (the square button with the upward-pointing arrow).

For example, if you are browsing in Safari and want to read an article later, just tap the Share button on the toolbar. Next, locate Reminders in the Apps list. You might have to tap More and scroll down to find Reminders app.

Now, when you check the Reminder later in the Reminders app, it will include a link to the website. Just tap the link, and you’ll be taken to Safari automatically. See below image:

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Add a Reminder to view a website

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How to Use Automatic Updates on iPhone or iPad

In iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for downloading and saving the update for later.

With iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, you can have your device automatically download and install updates overnight while it is charging. There is a single automatic updates toggle to turn on which is not enabled by default.

But what if you just wanted to download the updates but did not want to install them right away? You would have to dismiss the prompts and reminders for updates on an almost daily basis. This can be quite annoying.

Fast forward to iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for installing the update. Let’s explore this feature.

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First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and then go to the General section. Refer to below image:

Accessing Settings

Next, chose the Software Update option. See below image:

Choosing Software Update option

Next, tap the Customize Automatic Updates option. See following image:

Choosing Customize option

Now, tap the toggle Download iOS/iPadOS Updates option. Refer to below image:

Choosing Download option

A new toggle labeled Install iOS/iPadOS Updates will appear. If you want to automatically install iOS, or iPadOS, updates overnight, tap the toggle to enable the feature. In our example, we have set the second toggle to off, meaning we will install the updates at our convenience. See below image:

Choosing Install option

Even if you do enable the feature, you will still get a notification before the updates are installed overnight (just like before iOS 13.6, or iPadOS).

Now, you can have the best of both worlds. New iOS and iPadOS updates will always be downloaded and ready to go. Simply navigate to the Software Update section and install them whenever you are ready (without waiting to download them first).

If you do not want to enable automatic updates, you can still update your iPhone or iPad whenever you want.

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How to Send New iPhone Apps to App Library in iOS 14

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter. Let’s explore how this is done.

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

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down to the Home Screen section and tap it, See below image:

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Acc essing the Home Screen section

Next, under the New App Downloads heading, select the App Library Only option. See following image:

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Enabling sending new apps to the App Library

If you want to see notification badges (like number of unread Tweets) for apps in the App Library, tap the toggle next to the Show In App Library option. Refer to below image:

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Enabling new apps notifications

That it’s . When you download new apps, they will show up in the App Library instead of on your Home Screen. See below image fpr an App Library page:

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The App Libtary page (trhe last page of your Home Screen)

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How to Remove Pages on iPhone in iOS 14

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

The App Library is added and configured automatically once you install 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. Refer to below image:

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The App Library page

Your apps are automatically sorted into categories. For example, you might see your social media apps under a Social category. The apps that you use most frequently will automatically reorder based on your usage.

Now that all apps are available in the App Library, it brings up the question. Why should you keep all those pages on the Home Screen as well? Let’s explore how to remove pages from your Home Screen.

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Seldom Used Page(s)

If you’re like us, you probably have a couple of pages filled with apps that you almost never visit. You might want to remove some or all the pages between your first page and the App Library page.

First, go to a page you seldom visit or any page. In my example, I am on the last page of my Home Screen. See below image:

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A seldom used page

Editing a Page

Now, tap and hold on an empty part of your iPhone’s Home Screen to enter editing mode. See following image:

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Entering edit mode

Next, tap the Page Dots found above the dock at the bottom of the device’s display. In my example, I have 7 dots representing 7 pages.

This will bring up a new User Interface (UI) that lists all of the pages in a grid. Tap the checkmark below a page to remove it. You can do this for as many pages as you want (except for the first page).

You can come back here at any time to re-enable a page. Once you’re done editing, tap the Done button in the upper right-hand corner. In my example, I have checkmarked my last page. Refer to below image:

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Selecting a page to be removed from Home Screen

Viewing Your Changes

Once you go back to the Home Screen, you will see that the page dots at the bottom of the screen have reduced in number. Depending on how many pages you have removed; allows faster access to the App Library page. The apps are not being deleted, just removed from a page. Notice I now have 6 dots or 6 pages. See below image:

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Viewing your removal of page(s)

Once you are on the App Library page, swipe up to return to your Home Screen..

Now you have a cleaner look and fewer swipes for navigation of your pages.

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How to Disable Shake to Undo on iPhone

The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature.

The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature. Let’s explore how to disable.

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First, launch the Settings app by tapping on the Gear icon, usually found on the first page of your Home screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Settings app

Next, tap on Accessibility. See below image;

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Accessing the Accessibility option

Now, tap Touch. See following image:

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Accessing the Touch option

Next, scroll down until you see a toggle labeled Shake to Undo. Tap the toggle to turn it off. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the Shake to Undo option

Alternative Methods

Tap to Undo: Double-tap three fingers on the screen to undo typing. In some apps, the text you’ve just typed disappears. In others, you might see an Undo button pop-up that you need to tap.

Swipe to Undo: Swipe left with three fingers on the screen to undo typing. Just like above, some apps will immediately erase what you last typed, and others will present an Undo button pop-up. If so, just tap it.

That’s it. This should make your typing less intrusive by eliminating the pop-up message on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Remove Audio From Video on iPhone or iPad

As an amateur video/photographer, I would take videos of ballroom dancer’ s showcase routines or competitions with the accompanying audio track and publish the video on YouTube, only to have YouTube block the audio due to copyrights. I would spend hours getting the video and audio “just right” for YouTube. If I had known about the copyrights, I would not have spent so much time on the productions. Sometimes you might want to share such videos without infringing on the copyrights or you find the audio distracting.

As an amateur video/photographer, I would take videos of ballroom dancer’ s showcase routines or competitions with the accompanying audio track and publish the video on YouTube, only to have YouTube block the audio due to copyrights. I would spend hours getting the video and audio “just right” for YouTube. If I had known about the copyrights, I would not have spent so much time on the productions. Sometimes you might want to share such videos without infringing on the copyrights or you find the audio distracting.

Fortunately, there is a quick way to silence the audio using the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.

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Edit the Video

First, open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. Now, locate the video you would like to silence and tap on its thumbnail to open. Refer to below image:

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Locate a video

Next, tap the Edit icon in the upper-right corner of your screen. See below image:

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Edit a video

Disable the Audio

If the audio is enabled, a yellow speaker icon will appear in the upper-left corner of your screen. To disable the audio, tap the icon. See following image;

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Disable the audio for a video

Unlike other speaker icons on the iPhone or iPad, this is not simply a mute button. Tapping the yellow speaker icon removes the audio track from the video file so that the audio will be silent when you share it.

With the audio disabled, the icon will change to a grayed-out speaker icon with a diagonal strike mark through it. Refer to below image;

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Audio disabled for a video

To save your change, tap Done in lower right-hand of your screen. See below image:

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Save your change

In Photos, you will see a grayed-out speaker icon on the toolbar if a video has no audio track. See following image:

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Audio has been disabled

If the icon looks like a crossed-out speaker, it could mean that you phone is merely silenced. If so, simply turn the sound back on and make sure the speaker icon is fully grayed out before sharing. Now you can share the video without the audio component.

Restore the Audio

The Photos app saves the original videos you edited, so you can undo your changes.

After sharing, launch the Photos app and inspect the video you would like to restore the sound. Tap Edit in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, then tap Revert at the bottom right. The audio for that video will be restored. Refer to below image:

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Select to revert back to the original

You will receive a confirmation message. Simply click the Revert to Original button. See below image;

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Message to revert back to original

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How to Disable Autoplay on iPhone and iPad

The decision to listen to Autoplay videos should be in your control. Fortunately, with iOS 13+ you are able to control Autoplay. Whether you want to enjoy Autoplay videos as you browse or you want to shut them down until you’re ready, here is a way you can finally control the noise.

The decision to listen to Autoplay videos should be in your control. Fortunately, with iOS 13+ you are able to control Autoplay. Whether you want to enjoy Autoplay videos as you browse or you want to shut them down until you’re ready, here is a way you can finally control the noise.

By default, Apple mutes your personal photos and videos in iOS 13+. What’s particularly annoying about this feature is that your iPhone will still Autoplay videos, but it won’t enable the volume by default.

The bad news is that there doesn’t currently seem to be a way to Autoplay with volume via your phone’s settings. The good news is that there is a way to get around this feature. Let’s explore how to do this.

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On your IPhone or iPad, open Settings. Next, scroll down to the Photos tab. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Photos option

Now, toggle off Auto-Play Videos and Live Photos.

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Turning off Autoplay

It’s important to understand what this actually does. Basically, your personal collection of live photos and videos will no longer play automatically when you load them. The good news is that when you do choose to play them, the volume will be enabled. This is the best way to enjoy audio from the start without having to manually toggle it each time.

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How to Setup Safari for Offline Reading of Web Pages

Whether you’re underground between subway stops, caught in a dead zone, or your internet is out, the most reliable way to catch up on your digital reading is to make sure it’s downloaded and accessible offline.

Whether you’re underground between subway stops, caught in a dead zone, or your internet is out, the most reliable way to catch up on your digital reading is to make sure it’s downloaded and accessible offline.

If you have an iPhone or iPad linked to an iCloud account, you can save articles to your Reading List for later reading offline using a feature buried in Settings. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Enable the Reading List

First we need to make sure iCloud is set up to save your Safari bookmarks and Reading List. To do that, open Settings and tap on your name at the very top. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, tap iCloud. See below image:

Offline Reading 2
Accessing iCloud

In iCloud settings, scroll down until you see Safari. Tap the toggle (it will turn green) to enable if it’s not already on. See following image:

Offline Reading 3
Accerssing Safari for iCloud

Return back to the Settings main screen. Scroll down to the Safari option and tap to open. Note! This is a different setting than the one mentioned above. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Safari from Settings

Now, scroll down to the Downloads option and ensure that iCloud Drive option is selected. In my example, the option is selected. See below image:

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Accessing Downloads

If not selected, tap the Downloads option and select iCloud Drive from the two available options. See following image:

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Accessing Downloads options

Continue to scroll down until you find the Reading List section. There you will see the toggle for Automatically Save Offline. Simply enable this toggle. When enabled, the toggle color will turn green. Refer to below image:

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Enabling offline reading

Save to the Reading List

Now exit Settings and launch Safari. Whenever you’d like to save a web page to your Reading List for offline viewing, tap on the Share button at the bottom of your screen. See below image:

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Accessing the Share button

A pop-up menu will appearr. Select the Add To Reading List option. See following image:

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The Add to Reading List option

View Your Reading List

To view your Reading List later, tap the Bookmarks button at the bottom of your screen. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Bookmarks button

Now, tap on the tab that looks like a pair of glasses in the uipper center of your screen. See below image:

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Accessing your offline Reading List

From here, you can tap on any one of the items you’ve saved and it should load even if no internet connection is available. See following image for my offline reading list:

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Previewing your offline Reading List

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How to Close Safari Tabs

The Apple iPhone has a built in browser called Safari. The icon for Safari is usually located in the bottom right of the Home screen. Starting with iOS 9 through the current version, iOS 13, you can have up to 500 tabs open in Safari.

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The Apple iPhone has a built in browser called Safari. The icon for Safari is usually located in the bottom right of the Home screen. Starting with iOS 9 through the current version, iOS 13, you can have up to 500 tabs open in Safari.

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To chose all your tabs or the current one is not obvious. Here’s how to close these open tabs in Safari.

  • Tap on the Safari icon to open
  • In the lower right hand corner you will see an icon represented by two rectangles.
  • Press down on the icon and hold
  • You will see several options. Tap “Close All xxx Tabs” where xxx is a number
  • Confirm you want to close the tabs

Your tabs will now be closed. That it’s.

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How to Use the Weather App on Your iPhone Lock Screen

There’s a hidden feature to view the weather report on your iPhone lock screen. This feature is built-in on an Android device.

There’s a hidden feature to view the weather report on your iPhone lock screen. This feature is built-in on an Android device. Let’s explore how to enable this on your iPhone.

We are going to use the Do Not Disturb Scheduled option available in iOS 12 and later. When enabled, you will see the weather report on the first tap of the lock screen after the Do Not Disturb time has passed. The Do Not Disturb feature automatically mutes all incoming notifications.

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Open the Settings app, go to Do Not Disturb section. Next, toggle the Scheduled option. Set the From and To time. Important! You want to set the “To” time frame to 10-15 minutes before you wake up. Finally, toggle the Dim Lock Screen. Refer to below image:

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Setting the Do Not Disturb time frame

We are dimming the lock screen and sending all new notifications to the Notifications Center until the Do Not Disturb schedule is over.

Let’s go back to Settings and tap the Privacy option. Now, tap the Location Services option. Next, scroll down to the Weather app. See below image:

Weather Lock Screen 2
The Weather app

Now, tap the While Using the App button to enable. This gives the Weather app permission to see your location, so it show you the weather report. See following image:

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Setting permission for the Weather app

The next morning, after the Do Not Disturb time has passed, you will see the day’s weather report on your lock screen. Refer to below image:

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The Weather screenshot

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