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How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

How to capture contact and calendar info automatically in Mail for iOS 8

The Mail app has gotten even smarter in iOS 8 thanks to smart data detection notifications. If an email contains items such as addresses, phone numbers, or even things like flight information, the Mail app can make calendar and contact suggestions based on the context. For example, entering an...
How to tell if iOS and Mac apps are eligible for Family Sharing

How to tell if iOS and Mac apps are eligible for Family Sharing

Family Sharing allows you and the other members of your household to share iTunes, App Store, and iBooks purchases across all your devices, without having to purchase them multiple times. While most app developers support Family Sharing, Apple gives them the option to opt out if they choose....
How to use the QuickType keyboard in iOS 8

How to use the QuickType keyboard in iOS 8

iOS 8 brings with it a brand new way to type on your iPhone and iPad. QuickType is a new type of predictive keyboard that gets smarter as you use it. Not only that, since QuickType is contextually aware of your conversation, it can even present you with an answer to a question someone asked so...
How to quickly share your location in iMessage for iOS 8

How to quickly share your location in iMessage for iOS 8

Sometimes we have the need to share our current location with someone, or in the case of younger children, you may want to always know where they are. Up until iOS 8 the only way to share a location was through the Maps app, which didn't give you constant location information, only current. Now...
Best apps for iOS 8: Keyboards, widgets, photo extensions, and more!

Best apps for iOS 8: Keyboards, widgets, photo extensions, and more!

So you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 and are looking for the best iPhone apps and best iPad apps that take full advantage of all the new features. From custom third party keyboards to widgets and photo extensions, lots of App Store apps are updating to take full advantage of everything...
iTunes wifi sync not working with iOS 8? Here's how to fix it!

iTunes wifi sync not working with iOS 8? Here's how to fix it!

If you've upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8 only to find that wifi syncing capabilities between iTunes are now broken, you aren't alone. For some users, wifi sync just appears to be syncing indefinitely while others can't seem to get it working again at all. No matter what issue you're...
How to use multitasking contacts in iOS 8

How to use multitasking contacts in iOS 8

If you're running iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad, it's never been easier to access the contacts you call and message the most. From most recent contacts to the people you've got marked as favorites, iOS 8 makes it quicker and easier than ever to get in touch with them. How to access your...
How to quickly send photo and video selfies in iOS 8

How to quickly send photo and video selfies in iOS 8

iOS 8 has made it easier than ever to send both photo and video selfies with the help of the Messages app. Literally, a swish and a flick and your message is on its way to the recipient! How to send selfies and videos faster than ever with iOS 8 Launch the Messages app on your iPhone or iPad...
How to quickly leave group messages in iMessage for iOS 8

How to quickly leave group messages in iMessage for iOS 8

Ever been looped into what seems to be a never-ending group message with friends or family? All of us have been there and have desperately wished there was a way to stop the notification madness, especially when nothing being said even pertains to you. Luckily, iOS 8 lets you quickly and easily...
Having issues with Bluetooth connectivity in iOS 8? Try these steps to fix it!

Having issues with Bluetooth connectivity in iOS 8? Try these steps to fix it!

If you've upgraded to iOS 8 and you're having issues staying connected to Bluetooth devices, you don't seem to be alone. While the problem doesn't seem to affect everyone, it's certainly causing headaches for quite a few. From intermittent drops to pairing not working at all, we've got a few...
How to quickly mute message threads with iOS 8

How to quickly mute message threads with iOS 8

Ever been stuck in a group message where the notifications just never seem to stop? We've all been there and wished that there was a way we could quiet them without having to silence everything else. Now thanks to iOS 8 you can mute message threads, group or individual, without bringing your...
Apple software snafus may have hurt iOS 8 adoption

iOS 8 adoption slower than last year's iOS 7, currently sits at 47%

Almost three weeks since it has launched, iOS 8 adoption currently sits at 47%, identical to the current share of its predecessor, iOS 7. That's a change of only 1% over the course of the last couple of weeks. iOS 7, by contrast, is believed to have hit over 60% adoption by this time last year...
How to quickly delete images in the iOS 8 Messages app

How to quickly delete images in the iOS 8 Messages app

Prior to iOS 8, deleting images in individual message threads was tricky business. There wasn't an easy way to view all of them at once which made deleting more than one at a time a pretty tough task. Luckily, the details view in iOS 8 changes all of that and makes it super simple to delete lots...
Trying to disable NC CC and Siri on the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

Need to disable Notification Center and Siri access from the Lock screen? Here's how in iOS 8!

By default you can access Notification Center, Control Center, and Siri from the Lock screen of any iPhone or iPad, regardless of whether or not there's a passcode set. However, you can disable these options in the Settings app if you choose to. While Control Center access hasn't changed, many...
How to use quick reply messaging in iOS 8

How to quickly reply to an iMessage using interactive notifications in iOS 8

Many of us have wanted a quick reply messaging option to come stock in iOS for years. And finally, after years of begging, Apple has granted our wish with iOS 8 via interactive notifications. If you receive a message while you're using your iPhone or iPad, you can now respond without ever even...
Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

Notification banners getting stuck in iOS 8? Here's a temporary fix!

One of the most annoying bugs I've experienced thus far with iOS 8 is an issue where notification banners don't seem to want to disappear from the top of the screen. No matter how purposefully I flick them away, they just sit there silently mocking me. From a quick web and Twitter search, I don't...
How to edit expiration settings for audio messages in iOS 8

How to edit expiration settings for audio messages in iOS 8

Audio messages, introduced in iOS 8, allow you to send short voice clips via iMessage. They're incredibly easy to use and receive which should make them a popular option when folks are unable to text. However, they can take up far more storage space than regular text-based messages. That's why...
How to save space on your iPhone by setting video messages to expire in iOS 8

How to save space on your iPhone by setting video messages to expire in iOS 8

iOS 8 adds some storage friendly features that allow you to make sure the Messages app isn't wreaking as much havoc as it previously could. One of the ways iOS now helps you conserve storage is by letting you set video messages to automatically expire after a period of time. As we all know, video...
NSFW: Big upgrades and small iPhones

NSFW: Big upgrades and small iPhones

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome. iOS 8 has been out for a few weeks now...
iMore show 424: Your iOS 8 & iPhone 6 questions answered!

iMore show 424: Your iOS 8 & iPhone 6 questions answered!

The iMore show brings you everything you need to know about the week in iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple! On this episode: Missing iCloud data, missing weather, camera scratches, call relay requirements, iOS 8 updating, iPhone 6 favorites, Wi-Fi calling quality, raise to Siri, battery life, and more...

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