Don't-Miss iPhone Stories
Thanks to iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, and iCloud you can wirelessly sync data with your iOS device in two ways: iCloud lets you send specific information to and from Apple’s iCloud servers over an Internet connection, and Wi-Fi Sync syncs your device with iTunes on your Mac via your local wireless network. But there are notable differences between what gets synced using each method, and the two aren't mutually exclusive, so it's not surprising that many people are confused about the differences and similarities between the two. We've summarized the types of data handled by each.
Apple is promising a fix for iOS 5 that will address reports for poor battery life for devices running the new mobile operating system. But until that arrives, Christopher Breen has some suggestions for finding and tackling the source of your power problems.
If you find that your iPhone 4S does not auto-focus in the way you believe it should, your assumptions about how it shoots movies are incorrect.
Learn basic iOS gestures, how to navigate your device's Home screen, make folders, and multitask with apps.
Chris Breen's iPhone 4S was sucking down the battery charge like a boatful of tourists on an all-you-can-drink Mai Tai cruise. These are the steps he took to troubleshoot the problem.
Congratulations, you've just gotten an iPhone 4S. Let Macworld help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.
iOS 4 had a switch that disabled notifications system-wide. iOS 5 lacks that switch, but there are a couple of other ways to do the same thing.
Many families share Apple IDs for app and music purchases. But if you share that same address for iCloud, you might mix up your data or run out of room. Lex Friedman spells out the easy workaround.
Siri, the new voice command feature on the iPhone 4S, is a handy new feature that's pretty amazing. But it could be used by someone to play a pretty mean trick.
The launch of iCloud has ushered in a spate of location-aware services that help you track down your iOS devices, your Mac, and even your friends. Dan Frakes takes Find My iPhone, Find My Mac, and Find My Friends out for a spin.
The day of an iOS upgrade can bring great joy... and sometimes, great confusion. Let us help you upgrade your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to iOS 5 with this step-by-step guide.
With pre-orders for the iPhone 4S beginning Friday, we go over the options for existing iPhone customers to upgrade to the new model.
If you're planning on upgrading to the iPhone 4S, there's still one piece of business to take care of -- what to do with your soon-to-be redundant iPhone. Fortunately, options abound for repurposing your old iPhone.
Have you noticed data overcharges on your AT&T bill when you're sure you and your iPhone haven't been using the company's 3G network as often as AT&T claims? You're not alone, explains Ted Landau.
It took two years for the iPhone to get copy and paste support. But the feature's a bit less intuitive than other elements of iOS. Lex Friedman shows you how to put copying, pasting, and text editing to use.