Did you get new AirPods for Christmas or have you had them a while and can never work out how to see how much charge they have left. Here are a few easy ways you can check. Here is this weeks #TechTuesday guide... Using the Case and your iPhone With both your AirPods in their … Continue reading Checking the Battery Life of your AirPods
Every time you download something on your Mac it disappears into the depths of the Downloads folder and finding it, if you don't have it sorted correctly, can be a real pain. Here is a quick guide on how to sort documents in your Finder to make them easier to Find! You will usually find … Continue reading How to find your Downloads (Mac)
Did you know that if something was to happen to you or your kids, anyone can open the emergency contacts on your locked iPhone to contact loved ones? They can also get access to any medical information that could be life saving should you need to go to hospital, BUT only if you have this setup.
Searching for a word or content on a webpage isn't particularly intuitive on the iPhone. If you need to do this here is a quick guide.
Did you know it is possible to sign your documents electronically? This means you don't need a printer and scanner to sign documents at home. Especially useful whilst so many of us are working from home and might not have access to these tools. (These instructions are for those of you using an Apple Mac) … Continue reading Signing Documents Electronically (Mac)
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Sometimes the iPhone doesn't recognize words that you type regularly and it is really useful to add them to the dictionary, family names and nicknames for example. You can also setup phrase shortcuts in the same way so that you can be more efficient. For example you can set it so that every time you … Continue reading Adding words & phrases to the iPhone Dictionary
Do you find the constant notifications popping up on your screen distracting? Use the Do Not Disturb feature on your Mac if you are in a meeting, presenting or for your child while they are in lessons or doing homework.
Setting up Family Sharing will give you better control over your kids devices and allow shared resources, including; Sharing Purchases, Sharing Subscriptions (iCloud, Music, etc), Sharing Location, Parental Controls and more.
Every time I take a screen shot on my Mac it puts it on my desktop, making it cluttered and hard to find anything. You may also like to store important documents on your desktop or shortcuts to applications. There is a super simple tool that not many people use or know about called Stacks. … Continue reading Tidy up your Mac Desktop
If you never know what to listen to or just want to listen to something different. Try out the Create a Station option in Music on your iPhone. You just have to think of a song by an artist you like and it will do the rest.
If you are a Mac user and you have ever selected Save Password when prompted, all those passwords can be found and accessed in your Keychain. Keychain is secure and a great way to store your saved passwords so you don't have to remember them all! To Find a saved password you need to Open … Continue reading Keychain & Passwords
Do you have AirPods or other bluetooth headphones? Do you use them with more than one device? Do you find that they often disconnect? Here is a really quick way to reconnect them without going into the settings.
Do you know which Apps have access to your data? Take a moment today to check and turn off access to any Apps that you would prefer didn't have access to your data. Your Location, Contacts List, Calendar and Camera are just a few...
When you receive an email containing details of an event or meeting, did you know you can click directly on that and automatically add an event to your calendar? It's such a great timesaving trick you'll wonder why you never knew about it before!
I've had a few questions this week about how to set parental controls on the iPhone. There are a couple of different options, all can be found in Screen Time. We will look at setting Downtime, useful if you want your children to have access to their phones for an emergency or so they can use it as an alarm, but not be able to communicate with friends, access apps, mail and other features of your choosing, during certain times. Setting the amount of time your child is allowed to spend on each app using App Limits. Screen Time also allows you to set Content & Privacy Restrictions.
I've always used my iPhone Alarm to wake me up in the morning, but since starting online school we now have multiple alarms setup during the day to help remind the kids when they need to get back to class.