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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...
Forgot your iCloud Keychain security code? Here's how to change it!

Forgot your iCloud Keychain security code? Here's how to change it!

iCloud Keychain is Apple's approach to managing passwords effortlessly across both iOS and OS X. After you've set it up, all your passwords and credit card information is immediately synced securely across your devices. When adding a new device or replacing one, you'll need to verify with either...
How to only allow apps to see your location while you're using them in iOS 8

How to only allow apps to see your location while you're using them in iOS 8

Prior to iOS 8, you only had two options when it came to sharing your location with App Store apps, share or don't share. That meant if you wanted an app to use your location while you were actively using it, but never in the background, you couldn't have both without changing settings. Now, you...
Pioneer CarPlay

The first third-party Apple CarPlay systems are here from Pioneer

We first saw an example of what Pioneer is doing with Apple CarPlay at the recent IFA event in Berlin, Germany, and today we have the very first official release information. Besides launching a new, CarPlay compatible unit, Pioneer is issuing a firmware update for some of its existing units to...
How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

How to set messages to automatically delete themselves in iOS 8

One of the largest culprits when it comes to chewing through the storage on your iPhone or iPad is the Messages app. From regular text messages to iMessages to photos, videos, and audio notes, they all take up space. In some cases, several gigabytes. However, iOS 8 brings with it an awesome...
Apple seeds first iOS 8.1 beta to developers

Apple seeds first iOS 8.1 beta to developers

After having rolled out the iOS 8.0.2 update to consumers, it looks like Apple is actively working behind the scenes to keep the momentum for iOS software updates going. Now, in Apple's developer portal, developers have access to iOS 8.1 beta 1. Currently, a change log isn't given as to what will...
ios 8

iOS 8 rumored to get three major updates in the coming months

Apple is reportedly working on three major updates for iOS 8 - iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 - for release sometime in the coming months. The report, from 9to5Mac, cites the website's own analytics report which shows that it has been visited by iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 device users. It...
What's really happening with iOS 8 MAC address randomization?

What's really happening with iOS 8 MAC address randomization?

Normally when you're walking around with a WiFi-enabled device, if it's not connected to a network, it's broadcasting probes in order to try and find known networks. These probes would be sent using your phone's WiFi MAC address, which is a unique and normally persistent value. This means that...
Folders on the iPhone 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Dear Apple: It would make me really happy if you made these two changes to Folders on iOS 8

The iPhone 6 Plus would really benefit by giving folders reachability view by default and providing an option to view more than nine apps per page When it comes to arranging the application shortcuts on my phone's home screen, I'm a folders addict. I hate scrolling horizontally through pages...
Best manual control camera apps for iOS 8: Fine tune your photos before you take them!

Best manual control camera apps for iOS 8: Fine tune your photos before you take them!

If you're looking for the best iPhone apps to help you take advantage of all the new camera features that iOS 8 offers, you've come to the right place. For times when you want to adjust exposure on the fly, or have complete control over things like shutter speed and white balance, you'll need to...
Why doesn't Wi-Fi calling work on the iPhone 5?

Why doesn't Wi-Fi calling work on the iPhone 5?

iOS 8 was released on September 17th and millions of iOS device users upgraded. That included iPhone 5 owners on T-Mobile who hoped to use Wi-Fi calling, only to find out their phones aren't supported. What's going on? What's Wi-Fi calling? Wi-Fi calling enables the iPhone to make and receive...
How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

One of the main reasons I've used third party mail apps such as Mailbox for such a long time is because the stock iOS Mail app has never made it easy to use archive and trash simultaneously. Sometimes I don't want to archive an email, I want to delete it. And other times I want to archive but not...
Why bad bugs hit good people

Why bad bugs hit good people

Software is buggy. Humans write and test software and humans are imperfect; as a result, so is software. This is the reality of software and should come as a surprise to nobody. What can be surprising are the kind of bugs we actually see make their way out into the wild. We've seen two very...
How to designate someone as a parent or guardian with Family Sharing

How to designate someone as a parent or guardian with Family Sharing

If you live in a household where you need to monitor and control iTunes and App Store purchases that children are making, Family Sharing lets you do just that on any device that's running iOS 8 or higher. Once you've got it set up, you can even designate what adults in the group can make...
iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

iOS 8.0.2 - How's it working for you?

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2, the rapid update to 8.0.1, itself a quick update to iOS 8, which shipped last week in advance of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6. While the full binary download for iOS 8.0.1 seems to have been fine, the incremental update file served to the new phones cause some...
Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple releases iOS 8.0.2, addresses previous update errors

Apple has released iOS 8.0.2. It's available now via Settings > General > Update or over Lightning to USB tether to iTunes on your Mac or PC. This comes just one day after the iOS 8.0.1 update left iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus customers unable to use Touch ID or connect to cellular networks....
Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

Best apps with Notification Center widgets for iOS 8: All the things at a glance!

One of the best new features of iOS 8 is the ability to add widgets for your favorite apps to Notification Center. Since iOS 8 is brand new, not all apps have added widgets just yet. However, we've found some that we think are particularly great and worth your attention right now. So if you don't...

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