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Topic: Tips

How to get your old iPhone battery replaced by Apple

12/21/2017, 12:12 pm

If you have an older or heavily-used iPhone, and you're worried about Apple's admission that it slows down models with degraded batteries, here's how to get your battery swapped instead of paying for a new device.

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Get more out of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' with these toys, tips and apps

12/15/2017, 02:12 pm

With critical acclaim and unparalleled hype, the latest entry in the Luke Skywalker saga has arrived in theaters. If you just can't get enough "Star Wars," AppleInsider has you covered, with some of the coolest toys, best apps, games and more.

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Take a movie theater bathroom break at the perfect time with RunPee app for iPhone

12/14/2017, 07:12 pm

This weekend's highly anticipated release of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" clocks in with an epic-length runtime of 2 hours and 32 minutes. That's a lot of Star Wars action for your eyeballs, but can your bladder handle it? If not, the iPhone app RunPee is here to help.

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How to calibrate an Apple Watch for accurate pace & calorie measurements

12/13/2017, 10:12 am

The Apple Watch is pretty adept as a fitness device, but every person has different dimensions, which can lead to varying pace, distance, and calorie results for the same activity if a Watch isn't calibrated properly. Here's how to make sure you're getting the best data.

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Verify your identity to ensure smooth Apple Pay Cash transactions

12/08/2017, 01:12 pm

Apple and financial institutions want to make Apple Pay Cash as frictionless as possible for simple person-to-person money transfers. But if you want to send a larger amount of money, or spend your Apple Pay Cash at a retail store, you may need to verify your identity for security purposes. If you want to get that verification out of the way up front, AppleInsider shows you how to do it.

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How to use the new Apple TV Amazon Prime Video app with Siri and the TV app

12/06/2017, 02:12 pm

Amazon has gone with the user interface it prefers when it developed the Prime Video service for the Apple TV. But, using Siri, you can skip most of the interface oddities on the Apple TV.

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Use Apple Pay Cash with a debit card to avoid a 3% credit card transaction fee

12/05/2017, 10:12 am

If you're sending Apple Pay Cash to a friend through iMessage, Apple gives you the option to choose from all of your Apple Pay cards as a source of funds. To avoid unnecessary fees, you'll need to make sure you have a debit card authorized to send money.

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How to force-quit troublesome Apple Watch apps in watchOS 4

12/01/2017, 11:12 am

Although Apple Watch apps tend to be well-behaved, there is a way of force-quitting unruly ones if they freeze or fail to refresh data. The process is fairly simple.

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How to switch apps to List View on an Apple Watch with watchOS 4

11/29/2017, 02:11 pm

By default an Apple Watch uses a "honeycomb" view to browse installed apps, identified only by their icons. watchOS 4 includes an optional, more straightforward List View -- here's how to turn it on.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: iPhone-connected fitness accessories to burn off calories

11/25/2017, 04:11 pm

You don't necessarily need extra gear to keep in shape during the holidays, but it can certainly help if you know what you're doing. Here are a few hardware accessories iPhone owners might want to consider before hitting the weights or lacing up running shoes.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Play some games with your family on your iPad -- and ignore them if you need to

11/24/2017, 11:11 am

When a large family comes together in a gathering, including Thanksgiving, this often leads to either a boredom-filled conversation or a spirited verbal match between people who don't like each other. In an attempt to liven up proceedings and to keep the peace, AppleInsider offers some suggestions of apps that can keep everyone occupied, or at least keep you amused while you keep away from the rest of the group.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra pounds off with these fitness apps

11/23/2017, 04:11 pm

Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year's resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store's plethora of fitness apps.

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Surviving Thanksgiving: Feed the family with recipes you found on your iPad

11/22/2017, 02:11 pm

Thanksgiving can be a busy time, especially for those hosting family and friends, and making sure there's enough food for everyone is arguably the toughest task of of all. AppleInsider offers up some suggestions for how you can prepare for the long day of cooking by looking up recipes on your iPhone or iPad, or failing that, to acquire good food by other means.

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How to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

11/22/2017, 11:11 am

One of the traditions of Thanksgiving is to watch Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, which features a variety of floats and giant balloons floating through New York for the entertainment of everyone watching from the street. The 91st parade features 26 floats and 45 balloons, with new additions including Olaf from Frozen, characters from PAW Patrol, and Dr. Seuss' The Grinch.

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How to share Apple Watch Activity progress with friends & family

11/15/2017, 03:11 pm

Some people need a little encouragement -- or friendly rivalry -- to get in shape. Here's how to share Activity stats from your Apple Watch with others.

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Tip: Autofill passwords and credit card entry in Safari with Face ID on the iPhone X

11/13/2017, 08:11 pm

The iPhone X can auto-fill crucial data in Safari, using Face ID to authenticate the user, and securely enter credit card information with Apple's iCloud Keychain and Safari Autofill at the crux of the feature. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Tips: Bring back iOS app management to the Mac with iMazing 2.5.1

11/08/2017, 12:11 pm

An update to the iOS backup and management application aims to restore the app synchronization functionality that iTunes ditched -- for free.

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Video: All iPhone X gestures and interactions in under 5 minutes

11/07/2017, 08:11 pm

The home button is now a thing of the past with Apple's flagship iPhone X, leaving users with new gestures and interactions to get the job done. AppleInsider shows you all of the new iPhone X gestures and interactions, including Reachability Mode.

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iPhone X tips: How to record your own Animoji karaoke

11/06/2017, 12:11 pm

Apple's Animoji are a smash hit, but one of their most popular uses is not what was originally intended: lip syncing along with your favorite songs. The process of recording it is a little unconventional, but AppleInsider is here to explain how you can get in on the fun.

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iPhone X tips: Maximize battery life with 'dark mode' inverted colors and grayscale

11/06/2017, 09:11 am

Apple's switch to an OLED display on the iPhone X means users who dig into the settings of the device can squeeze out more battery life, reducing the power consumption of the screen and extending the time needed between charges. AppleInsider tells you how to do it.

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