Don't-Miss iPhone Stories

Share Reminders with iCloud, add them with Siri

You can create shared Reminders lists with iOS 5 and iCloud. Then, you and others can add to and review the shared list--using Siri on the iPhone 4S, if you wish.

iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

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 Appleā€™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.

Managing battery life for iOS 5 devices

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.

Autofocus and shooting iPhone videos

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.

iOS Basics: Navigate on your iPhone or iPad

Learn basic iOS gestures, how to navigate your device's Home screen, make folders, and multitask with apps.

Troubleshooting a battery-sucking iPhone 4S

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.

Move to an iPhone 4S

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.

Turn off iOS 5 notifications

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.

How to configure iCloud if you share an Apple ID

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.

How to prevent Siri access on a locked iPhone 4S

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.

Hands on with Find My iPhone, Mac, and Friends

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.

How to upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5

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.

Upgrading to the iPhone 4S

With pre-orders for the iPhone 4S beginning Friday, we go over the options for existing iPhone customers to upgrade to the new model.