If you’re anything like me, you probably already use your iPhone as your alarm clock (and egg timer…and stopwatch). But dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that the Clock app’s alarm feature gives you a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to setting and managing alarms.
In case you aren’t sure how to make an alarm in iOS, pop open the Clock app, then tap the Alarm button in the bottom toolbar. Tap the “+” button in the upper right corner, set a time, then tap Save. To change the alarm later on, tap the Edit button in the upper left, then tap the alarm you want to edit. You can add and remove alarms all you want at any time.
In today’s world of Facebook, Snapchat, and iMessage, there are no shortage of ways to share photos with friends or family members. But sometimes, email is still the easiest, more straightforward approach. After all, email is ubiquitous in a way that other services—even widely used ones—aren’t: If you’re online, you almost assuredly have an email address. With that in mind, here’s how to attach photos to your emails in iOS.
Back in January, while I was helping or sister site PCWorld with CES coverage, my Internet blinked out. After scurrying around the house in a panic—I was in the middle of a story—my sister came to the rescue with her iPad, which she set up as an Internet hot spot.
Setting up a wireless hotspot on your iOS device is a simple process, and it’s useful for more than bailing out freaked-out freelance tech journalists. Here’s how to go about it.
If there’s one thing I can fault iOS for, it’s the fact that it isn’t always immediately obvious how to do some very basic things. Organizing apps into folders is one such example: Sure, it’s super easy to do once you know how to do it, but if you’re brand-new to iOS, you could be forgiven for not realizing that the folders feature exists in the first place. But now that you know it’s there, here’s how to use this handy organizational tool.
First, tap and hold your finger on any home screen icon until the icons all start to wiggle around. (If you have an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, or 7 Plus, you don’t want to press down too hard with your finger, otherwise you may pop open a menu instead, thanks to your phone’s 3D Touch feature) Once the icons start wiggling, drag one app icon on top of another for a second or two, then lift your finger: Just like that, you’ve created a folder.