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Tip of the Day: Manage Your Apple ID Account in Settings

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Apple has worked hard to make sure you can do everything from your iPhone and iPad without having to connect it to your desktop computer. Over-the-air system updates and backups via WiFi were a culminating step in this direction. In addition, you can also now manage your Apple ID account from your iPhone or iPad.



Tip of the Day: How to Share Your Shopping List Using iCloud

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Thanks to iCloud, you can create things like shopping lists or to-do lists in Reminders at home on your iPad and then access and edit those lists on your iPhone while you're out running errands or shopping. But what if you want someone else to have a copy of the list on his or her device and you don't want to use the Family Sharing Reminders list or that person's not part of your Family? Here's how you can share your shopping list with another person using iCloud.



Tip of the Day: How to Use iOS 8's Manual Exposure in Camera

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Automatic exposure (which determines how light or dark our images should be) is so convenient and accurate most of the time, but then there are those times when we end up with  overexposed or underexposed images that make us cringe. After all, our cameras are pretty advanced, but it's still impossible for them to recognize when we want our focal point darker (such when shooting silhouettes) or lighter. 



Tip of the Day: Add Emergency Medical Card to Your Lock Screen

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The number one tip suggestion we get at iPhone Life is to write up your emergency contact and health information, take a picture of it, and set that image as your lock screen. However, you can easily do this via the Health app instead.



Tip of the Day: How to Control What Information Each App Can Access on Your iPhone or iPad

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Privacy is a huge topic these days. But despite this, how many of us download apps and accept the terms without even thinking about it, thus giving apps access to our contacts, location, social media accounts, and more?

If this describes you, no worries. I am going to tell you how you can check your privacy settings on your iDevice and revoke the access you absentmindedly gave to these apps.



Tip of the Day: Save Storage by Turning on iCloud Photo Library [Update]

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One of the major benefits of iOS 8.1 is iCloud Photo Library. All your photos can now live in the cloud rather than being tied to a particular device, making them available to you regardless of which device you're using. Any change you make to a photo or video on one device is carried over to the others. And perhaps the most important benefit is that it allows you to free up space on your devices. If you enable iCloud Photo Library, you can choose to store only optimized versions of your photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad. The full-resolution versions are kept in the cloud, and versions less storage-intensive, which are perfectly suited to the size and resolution of your iPhone or iPad, are stored on your device. This can save you gigabytes of storage space on your iPhone. And any time you want, you can download the full resolution.



How to Get Directions from Siri Without Using iOS Maps

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There is a commonly held belief that men don't like to ask for directions. As a guy, I am here to say it's true. At least for me. With Siri, I can ask for directions without anyone knowing.



Tip of the Day: How to Use a Credit Card that is not Your Default Card with Apple Pay

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When using Apple Pay, there will be times when you do not wish to use your default card. Selecting a different card is very easy to do.



Tip of the Day: How to Change the Credit Card Associated with iTunes

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Changing or updating the credit card you use to make iTunes and App Store purchases is easy and can be done right on your iPhone or iPad.



Tip of the Day: How to Assign Photos to Contacts

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Sometimes it's handy to see a face or other image pop up on your iPhone's screen along with the name of your caller. If you like having a photo associated with each of your contacts, it's easy to do. 



Swift Programming 101: Mastering Dynamic Type in iOS 8

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Apple has announced they expect third party apps to support Dynamic Type. However, if you have tried to implement it in your apps, you know there are some unexpected land mines along the way (such as static table view cells and custom cell styles). In this article, you will learn how Dynamic Type works under the hood and how to get it working properly in a variety of scenarios. You will also get some Swift code that makes it easier to implement Dynamic Type in your apps.



Tip of the Day: Never Forget to Return a Call

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Have you ever rejected a call from a person whom you wanted to speak with because you were driving or in a meeting, or it was an otherwise inconvenient time? Did you truly, honestly intend to return that call, only to forget? Here's how to make sure that never happens again.



Tip of the Day: How to See All Your Scheduled Reminders at Once

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When creating reminders in the Reminders app, you may find it useful to organize them into separate lists such as a personal to-do list, a list for a pet's vaccination and worming schedules, and a work to-do list. But at other times it can be helpful to see all your recurring reminders from all your different Reminders Lists in one place.



Tip of the Day: How to Move your Image in FaceTime

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When you're FaceTiming, you can see the other person and you can also see yourself. But say you’re FaceTiming someone on your iPad or iPhone and they’re trying to show you something from their location, or their face is covered the small image of you.



Tip of the Day: How to Set a Default Credit Card and Suspend or Remove a Card in Apple Pay

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Some of the neatest improvements we have seen with iOS 8.1 are the cool things you can do with Apple Pay. It's so easy to pay for things using your iPhone without the need to swipe a credit card. Of course, if you're going to use this feature, you'll need to know how to set a default card, remove a card, or suspend a card in case your phone is lost or stolen.



Tip of the Day: How to Fix Unwanted QuickType Suggestions

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A reader who regularly uses the new predictive text feature of QuickType in iOS 8 emailed iPhone Life asking how he could edit the suggested words. He said he had inadvertently accumulated several misspelled or unwanted words that pop up before the word he really wants. He asks if there's a way to edit or remove unwanted words that predictive text presents. Indeed there are some solutions, but unfortunately no solution that lets one directly edit the list of words.



Tip of the Day: How to Make FaceTime Calls with Siri

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It’s no secret that you can use Siri to do things like control your music or launch apps, but today we’re going to show you how to use Siri to make FaceTime calls.



Tip of the Day: Recording Slow Motion Video on Your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus

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Sometimes you just gotta see something in slow motion to fully appreciate it in all its glory. The iPhone 5s can record slow motion video at 120 frames per second and now with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you also have the option to record 240 frames per second.



Tip of the Day: How to Use AirPrint to Print from Your iPhone or iPad

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Apple’s AirPrint allows you to print photos or documents wirelessly from your iDevice. If you’re browsing Safari on your iPhone and find an article you’d really like to share with your roommate or significant other, AirPrint lets you create a hard copy of the article with just a few taps on your screen.



Tip of the Day: Magnify your Screen Display on iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

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Are you in denial about needing a stronger prescription for your glasses or contacts? Display Zoom is here to act as an enabler for a little bit longer! With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, you can choose between either standard or zoom display resolutions.



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