If you have a passcode on your iOS device, you can disable some of Apple’s core features from working on your lock screen. Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock and you can stop Siri, Passbook, and the reply with message feature from working until you unlock.
In iOS 6, Apple added options next to the ‘slide to answer’ bar to silence a call and automatically reply with a custom text message. But if a caller blocked their number, the call screen won’t display the reply menu. You can still silence any call by pressing one of the volume buttons.
If you double tap the home button while your iPhone is off, it brings up the music controls – this is nothing new. However, in iOS 6.1, Apple updated the style of the controls and particularly on the volume slider. If you rotate your iPhone left and right, you will see the reflection on the […]
Tap the location marker in Apple Maps on iOS and it will pinpoint you. Tap it again and you’ll enter a compass mode that rotates the map based on the direction you (or, to be more precise, your device) are facing. It’s a handy way to get a good, relative view of where you are. […]
iOS 6 has gotten smarter with a whole bunch of common grammar hangups, one being it’s and its. If you begin a sentence with ‘its’, iOS 6 will automatically add an apostrophe because people usually seem to want the pronoun contract form to refer to something in a previous sentence, like “it is a great […]
In iOS 6, you can now silence a call and quickly reply with an iMessage or SMS to let the caller know what’s up. You can also set a reminder to call the person back. Simply slide up on the phone icon during an incoming call to access the reply and reminder options. Apple added […]
Apple released iOS 6.1 on Monday, January 28 2013 and added a number of changes. One undocumented change is new player controls on the lock screen. The back, play/pause, and forward buttons are now smaller, but farther apart and harder to tap accidentally. Thanks to John Morrison and Patrick McCarron for the iOS 6.1 screenshot
If you print a document from any app, you can open the App Switcher (double-tap the Home button) to see the Print Center. It’s basically a hidden app that only appears while documents are still printing, and you can tap it to stop the current job or view its details in a popover.
If Airplane Mode is enabled and you open Messages, an alert will let you turn data on right there instead of making you open Settings. As far as I can tell, this is fairly new, possibly 6.0.1, and Messages seems to be the only app to get this convenient option, Apple or otherwise. The alert […]