iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus tips and tricks

How to quickly search for photos and videos on iPhone and iPad May 24, 2015 13:14

If you have thousands of photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad, finding a particular one can be a challenge.the IOS built-in Photos app offers some incredibly useful search tools. As long as you can remember where or when a photo or video was taken, the Photos app can help narrow down your search quickly. And if you've tagged Faces in Photos for OS X, you can even search for people, too! As long as you remember something about the picture or video in question, odds are the Photos app can help you track it down.

The search feature inside the Photos app can understand certain contexts like year, faces, photos taken nearby, a specific location or place, and much more. Just keep in mind that much of this functionality depends on location information and face tagging: If you have location sharing turned off for the camera, some pictures and videos may not show up. This can also happen if you took them with a camera that didn't support location tagging, such as a DSLR.


How to search pictures and videos in Photos for iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap on Photos or Albums in the bottom navigation.
  3. Tap on the Search button in the top menu. 
  4. Type in a location, date range, specific place, or person's name. For example, you can type things like "nearby," a specific location (like "New York" or "Golden Gate Bridge"), or even a specific month or other time frame.
  5. Tap on the correct search result to narrow down your results. You'll see how many photos meet the search term to the right of the search.
  6. The Photos app will instantly take you to photos and videos tagged with that criteria.

How to Reject Calls on a Locked iPhone April 19, 2015 12:32

When a call comes in on your iPhone, you may have noticed that you see a different set of options when your phone is locked, compared to the options available when it’s unlocked. While the unlocked options seem more flexible, you still have a bit of flexibility available when your device is locked.

The main difference that’s always bugged me is the lack of a “Decline” button on the locked screen. All you see are the “Slide to Answer” gesture to answer, a “Remind Me” icon, and a “Message” icon.

You can however, reject a call, even if you don’t have the “Decline” button handy. To decline a call from the lock screen, simply double tap the power button on your iPhone. (It’s the button on top of the iPhone for the 5 series devices and older, and it’s on the side for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.) Double tapping rejects the call and sends the caller to voice mail. A single tap of the power button silences the call ringer without ending the call.

You can also set a reminder or send a text message to the caller from the locked screen. To decline a call, but set a reminder so you don’t forget you received the call, tap the “Remind Me” button. You’ll then be prompted to enter a time to be reminded about the call. Press “Message,” and you can send a text message to the caller.

How to reboot Your iOS Device when it becomes unresponsive April 19, 2015 12:26

While you’ll very seldom face issues that will require you to reboot your iOS device, it’s good to know the option is available to you if the need arises.If your iOS device becomes unresponsive, appears to lock up, and won’t respond to the Home Button, do the following.

  1. Hold down the Power Button (on top of the iPad, and iPhone 5 and older devices, and on the right side of the device on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices).
  2. While holding down the Power Button, also press the Home Button.
  3. Hold down these two buttons until your device’s screen clears, and a silver Apple logo appears, as seen above.
  4. Release the buttons.
  5. In a few moments, your iPhone or iPad lock screen will appear.
  6. Your iOS device should now work properly.

How to reorder Today view widgets in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad April 17, 2015 13:15

Notification Center lets you add handy Today view widgets so you can keep up with your most used apps in just a swipe.

How to reorder Today view widgets in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

  1. Swipe down from the top of your iPhone or iPad to bring up Notification Center.
  2. Tap on the Today tab at the top if you aren't already there.
  3. Scroll all the way to the bottom and tap on Edit.
  4. Tap and hold the move icon to the right of the widget you'd like to move up or down. The button looks like two horizontal lines.
  5. Once it's located in the place you'd like it, release your finger.

How to use iPhone, iPad and iPod Parental Controls ? April 1, 2015 15:54

You can limit what content your children have access to via Parental Controls (also know as Restrictions on an IOS device). This allows you to block explicit content, restrict content, restrict which movie your children have access to based on their rating, and more.

To enable Restrictions on IOS device, go to Setting, then General, and then Restrictions. You can choose to :

  • Restrict access to many different types of actions, such as using iTune, downloading apps, downloading In-App Purchases, and more.
  • Restrict access to specific content type such as movies and apps.
  • Restrict access to specific TV shows, and apps based on their rating.
  • Restrict explicit music and podcasts from displaying in the iTunes store.
  • Change settings so that a password is required at every download instead of every 15 minutes.


Turn on Restrictions

You can turn on and adjust Restrictions on your device by following these steps.

  1. Tap Settings > General.
  2. Tap Restrictions.
  3. Tap Enable Restrictions and enter a passcode. You'll need the passcode to change your settings or turn off Restrictions.