ios 6 tips

How to set up and use Do Not Disturb mode on iPhone and iPad

While Notification Center is a great way to make sure you never miss an alert, there are some times when you might not want to hear the beeping and the buzzing that typically comes with them. Enter Do Not Disturb. With Do Not Disturb, your iPhone or iPad will keep collecting all your alerts but will do so quietly. Whether you're in a meeting, at a romantic dinner, or simply trying to get a good night's sleep, Do Not Disturb will make sure you can talk, eat, or sleep in peace and quiet, and still find all your alerts waiting for you when you're ready.

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How to edit Inbox order on your iPhone and iPad

If you've got several emails set up on your iPhone or iPad, you'll most likely want the ones you check most towards the top of your Inbox list. As of iOS 6 this is now possible. If you want your work email listed before your personal email, you can change the order in just a few taps.

Here's how:

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How to get started with Passbook on your iPhone

Passbook is a great way to store loyalty cards, flight information, coupons, gift cards, and members cards right on your iPhone. Many participating merchants will even scan your iPhone in order to take payment or redeem points. As long as you've got iOS 6 or higher on your iPhone, you've got Passbook.

Follow along and we'll get you set up and utilizing Passbook in no time.

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How to use the VIP Inbox on your iPhone and iPad

The VIP inbox in iOS allows you to favorite specific Contacts so their messages get filter into their own, special inbox in your Mail app and are always easy to find. If that's not enough, you also have the ability to set up specific tones and alerts for your VIP contacts which makes knowing who is contacting you easier than ever, and lets you stay on top of your email like never before.

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How to quickly answer a call with a text using Respond With Message on your iPhone

iOS 6 brings a couple of new options to the built-in Phone app, including the ability to Respond with Message to incoming calls. Basically, if a call comes in and you can't answering right then and there, with a swipe and a couple of taps, you can quickly send an iMessage or SMS instead of answering. It's a great feature for when you're busy or in a meeting and want to let someone know you will contact them later.

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How to use Remind me Later to handle inopportune calls on your iPhone

iOS 6 brings some welcome new features to the Phone app, including Remind me Later, which lets you safely avoid answering calls when it's inconvenient without having to worry you'll forget to return them later. As the name implies, Remind me Later ties the Phone app straight into the Reminders app, so it's really quick to use. Like the new, quick text-message replies, Remind me Later is accessible right from the Lock screen, and is only a swipe away.

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How to grant or deny access to your location with iOS 6 privacy controls

iOS 6 brings with it granular privacy controls so you can now fine tune exactly what built-in and App Store apps can access your location and share it on a pre-app basis. If you prefer not to have any apps accessing your location, you can disable location services altogether. If you don't want your favorite Twitter app to locate you, you can turn it off while still allowing your Weather app or the Camera access.

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How to grant or deny access to your contacts with iOS 6 privacy controls

iOS 6 brings a lot of new features with it, including granular Privacy controls in Settings. Given previous controversies surrounding apps accessing your contacts, it's important to make sure that only apps you specifically allow have access to your contacts, and only for as long as you allow it. With Privacy, you can grant and revoke permission to access your contacts at any time.

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How to install iOS 6 beta 4 despite "Unable to Check for Update" error

After Apple released iOS 6 beta 4 yesterday, we started getting flooded with emails and tweets concerning an "Unable to Check for Update" error that was occurring when trying to install the new beta over-the-air (OTA). If you're a developer trying to install iOS 6 beta 4 and you keep getting that error, here's what you can do...

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