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How to secure your iPhone and iPad with Activation Lock

How to secure your iPhone and iPad with Activation Lock

iPhones and iPads are stolen on a daily basis and while you can't always keep it from happening, you can make sure that a thief can't simply disable Find My iPhone leaving you without a way to track it by using Activation Lock. Not only that, it can also keep them from being able to restore your...
iOS 7 adoption rate ticks up to 80%

Apple claims iOS 7 is the most popular operating system in the world!

Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer announced that the adoption rate for iOS 7 has ticked up a couple of points since the end of December, now standing at 80%. iOS 6 is installed on 17% of iOS devices, while iOS 5 and earlier is installed on 3%, according to the Apple Developer Portal. That compares to...
How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

How to personalize your listening experience with iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio is a great way to discover and enjoy music on the go with iPhone and iPad, or when you're in the office using iTunes. Even though you can always choose from featured stations that are constantly changing, it's always more fun to create your own stations. While how to create a station...
How to customize the Today screen in iOS 7 Notification Center

How to customize the Today view on Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

Notification Center, Apple's easy to pull down repository for all your alerts, includes a Today view that gives you day and date, next appointment, next destination, calendar list, reminders, stocks, an tomorrow's highlight all at a quick glance. But what if you just don't care about weather or...
Where's Print to PDF on iPhone and iPad?

Where's Print to PDF on iPhone and iPad?

When Apple introduced AirPrint to iOS, they made it incredibly easy to send files right from your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to any compatible Wi-Fi printer in the vicinity. Unfortunately, what Apple didn't do was bring Print to PDF (Export as PDF) along for the ride. At least, not yet......
iOS 7.1 beta 4 now available, developers go get it!

iOS 7.1 beta 4 now available, developers go get it!

Apple has released iOS 7.1 beta 4 to developers. Registered iOS developers can download it from the Developer Center or over the air on a device with a previous beta installed. To install over the air, simply go to Settings > General > Software Update, and hit Install. Source: Apple...
How to deactivate iMessage before switching to BlackBerry, Android, or Windows Phone

Not getting texts after switching from iPhone to Android? Here's how to turn off iMessage and fix it!

If you've succumbed to the temptations of Android — or even Windows Phone or BlackBerry — there are some steps you need to take to make sure the iPhone friends you leave behind can still reach you. iMessage works by routing iPhone to iPhone messages through Apple's servers instead of sending them...
Is iOS 7 functional — and stable — enough for you?

Is iOS 7 functional — and stable — enough for you?

Full disclosure: I live on my iPhone 5s. I'm on it almost constantly. I have very few problems with iMessage. I don't get a lot of crashes. And while I have a Nexus 5, when I'm on my iPhone I don't find myself missing much if any major functionality. (I am missing a bunch of minor stuff, but I'll...
How to change what iOS apps can store their data in iCloud

How to save space — and money! — by controlling which iOS 7 apps can store their data in iCloud

iCloud storage space can be a precious commodity, especially if you don't want to pay anything beyond the initial 5GB Apple offers for free. One way to make sure you're maximizing space and saving it for important things, like backups, is to make sure apps you don't care about aren't storing...
How to install BIteSMS beta for iOS 7 on your iPhone

How to install BiteSMS beta for iOS 7 on your iPhone

If you've jailbroken your iPhone on iOS 7, BiteSMS is arguably the jailbreak app everyone has to have. Mainly because it completely replaces the native Messages app and adds the sought after quick reply and quick compose features that Apple won't. Currently BiteSMS is in beta form for iOS 7 but...
Rant: The hell that is iOS 7 Visual Voicemail on AT&T

Rant: The hell that is iOS 7 Visual Voicemail on AT&T

Visual Voicemail and iOS 7 don't play nicely together, at least not on AT&T. Complaints about it are all over the internet, and I've been suffering with it since September. So, I decided to do some digging. After researching online and wasting time on the phone with AT&T, I've realized how...
How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

How to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.0.4 with evasi0n 7

evasi0n 7 has recently been updated with many fixes to both the jailbreak itself and to Cydia, which solve a lot of the concerns that kept us from recommending it until now. If you've been waiting patiently to jailbreak iOS 7.0.4, we can walk you through the entire process from start to finish....
How to send a file with iOS 7 AirDrop

How to send a file with iOS 7 AirDrop

With iOS 7 and AirDrop, as long as you're within range of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can send all sorts of data between iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Whether its a photo or video, a Voice Memo or a Passbook pass, a Map location or Safari link, or anything and everything that shows up on a Share...
How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone and iPad

How to enable iOS 7 AirDrop on your iPhone or iPad

AirDrop for iOS 7 lets you quickly and easily beam files from one iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to another over a secure, ad-hoc connection within a radius of approximately 30 feet. It requires both Bluetooth (to broadcast, discover, and negotiate the connection) and Wi-Fi (to transfer the data) in...
How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 the Do Not Disturb feature only silenced notifications when your device was locked or in sleep mode. Fortunately, iOS 7 has changed that and made it possible to suppress notifications even when you're actively using your iPhone. Here's how: How to use Do Not Disturb (DND) even...
How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

How to quickly access music and podcast apps with iOS 7 Control Center

If you're playing music or listening to a podcast on your iPhone or iPad with iOS 7, you may already know that Control Center gives you super easy access to pause, play, skip, tracks, and view what you're listening to. You can also quickly launch the app that's playing your music or podcast in...
How to ask Siri for walking directions using Google Maps and other transit apps

How to ask Siri for walking and directions using Google Maps, or another transit app

Siri can help you do all kinds of things, including help you get transit directions, even if Apple Maps doesn't support them. If you've got Google Maps or another transit direction app installed, Siri is smart enough to integrate with it in most instances. Here's how: How to get transit and...
How to enable and disable settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri

How to change settings on your iPhone or iPad with Siri on iOS 7

You can control general settings like Bluetooth, WiFi, and Airplane mode by hopping into the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, or through Control Center. But why if you can just ask Siri to enable or disable a setting for you? Here's how: How to toggle general iPhone and iPad settings with...
How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how: How to see what a specific person is tweeting about with Siri How to search a specific term or hashtag on Twitter...
iMore Editors' Choice Best of 2013 Awards

iMore Editors' Choice Best of 2013 Awards

They're what change the way we get things done and how we have fun. They're what compel us to replace what was in our pocket, on our lap or our desk, on our Home screens, in our workflows, and in our hearts with what's new and what’s next. They're what challenge our preconceptions, force us to...

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