iOS 9 Tips
How To: Enable 'Night Shift' Mode to Prevent Your iPhone from Keeping You Awake at Night
If you're reading articles in bed or scrolling through Facebook before trying to fall asleep, you'll spend much less time on your iPhone before drifting off into slumber as long as you're using the right display mode.
How To: Add Folders to Other Folders on Your iOS 9 Home Screen
One of the most exciting things about a major iOS update is the discovery of new glitches, or even just finding ways to replicated the old ones that we've come to love so much. One of these is the glitch that lets you nest folders within folders on the home screen, which can save some major screen real estate. While this glitch was available in both iOS 7 and iOS 8, the process is slightly different in iOS 9, but you still have a couple options to choose from.
How To: 20 Surefire Ways to Boost Battery Life on Your iPhone
If your iPhone can't last a full day without being recharged multiple times, something's wrong—but it might just be working harder than it needs to.
How To: Annotate & Sign PDFs in Your iPad or iPhone's Mail App
In the past, marking up an email attachment, like a PDF or photo, required either using a third-party app or leaving it to edit later on a computer. Now, thanks to a feature in iOS 9, email attachments can quickly be annotated on the go from within the actual email on your iPad or iPhone.
How To: Share, Forward & Save Voicemails on Your iPhone
Eventually, your voicemail inbox on your iPhone will get full, and you'll have to delete some messages in order to make way for new ones. If all the voicemails you currently have are super important, you're not going to want to delete them before saving them first, of course. Luckily, this is a super simple task, and you can even forward them to someone else if needed.
How To: iOS 9 Public Beta Now Available (Here's What's New & How to Install It)
A month after its initial release to developers, iOS 9's Public Preview build is now available to everyone. If you signed up right from the start, you should receive an email or push notification letting you know of its availability. If you didn't, make sure to sign up for the Apple Beta Software Program.
How To: Downgrade iOS 9 Back to iOS 8
If you couldn't wait to test drive iOS 9 before its official release this fall, you probably have the beta software on your iPhone right now. However, if you're not a fan of all the bugs and glitches that accompanies it, it's not too late—you can still downgrade back to the latest version of iOS 8.
How To: The 5 Coolest New Siri Features for iPhone in iOS 9
Apple has once again improved functionality of Siri, their personal voice assistant for iPad and iPhone, in iOS 9—and this update is a big one. You can now use Siri to find photos based on location and date, set up contextual reminders, find your friends and family, and more.
How To: Run Two Apps Side by Side on Your iPad in iOS 9
After rumors and mockups and all sorts of speculated features, Apple has finally brought true multitasking to the iPad in iOS 9, with the long-rumored split screen feature (which is also in El Capitan) that lets you use two apps at once. This feature is actually two different ones called Split View and Slider Over, and they both work differently.
How To: Get a Floating Video Window While Multitasking on Your iPad in iOS 9
Out of all the new features in iOS 9, the two most important ones specific to iPads are split screen multitasking and floating video windows. The latter is truly great, since you can watch movies or use FaceTime while you use different apps. The feature is called Picture in Picture, and here's what you need to know about it.
How To: Disable Proactive Search on Your iPhone or iPad in iOS 9
Apple certainly took a page from Google Now with its new "Proactive" search page in iOS 9. Located to the left of the home screen, the page provides quick access to contacts you've recently corresponded with, suggested applications, nearby places, and news articles based off of your Safari activity.
How To: The 10 Best New Features in iOS 9's Notes App for iPad & iPhone
Notes on iOS has never been a particularly great app due to a lack of overall features compared to other note-taking apps like Evernote or Microsoft OneNote.
How To: Switch Apps with Just One Tap on Your iPhone in iOS 9
While the app switcher in iOS makes it easy to go from one open app to another fairly quickly, it's still not a great option if all you want to do is return to the previous app you were in.
How To: Enable or Disable the Wallet from Showing on Your iPhone's Lock Screen in iOS 9
To use Apple Pay in iOS 8, you had hold your iPhone to the card reader first, and then you could either switch to a different card or pay with your default one. Now, in iOS 9, you can access your Wallet (which replaces Passbook) on the lock screen before you get to the reader.
How To: Unlock the Hidden iCloud Drive App on Your iPhone in iOS 9
Previously, the only way to see files in iCloud Drive on an iPad or iPhone in iOS 8 was to view them in Safari, which was pretty messy overall. To make iCloud Drive a little less confusing for the average consumer, Apple has included a dedicated app in iOS 9, allowing you to conveniently view all your stored cloud-based files right from your home screen.
How To: Use the Ring/Silent Switch to Lock Screen Rotation on Your iPhone in iOS 9
The Ring/Silent switch on the side of the iPhone has always had one purpose—to toggle ring mode/silent mode. But in iOS 9, Apple gave us another choice, and that's locking the orientation of the screen.
How To: Extend Your iPhone's Battery Life by 3 Hours Using Low Power Mode in iOS 9
One thing Apple users universally complain about is battery life, whether it's on an iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch. Apple did include a Battery Usage feature in iOS 8 to help us monitor which apps suck up the most energy, but it's too big a pain to deal with. Now, in iOS 9, there gave us something that actually matters—Low Power Mode.
How To: The 55 Coolest New iOS 9 Features You Didn't Know About
Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, may not be the huge overhaul that iOS 8 was, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of new features. In fact, there are a ton of subtle changes that you may not notice right away. Here's a rundown of all the coolest new features you need to know about on the new iOS 9 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
How To: Get iOS 9 Beta on Your iPhone or iPad Right Now
Apple just showed off iOS 9 and its new features at WWDC 2015, including multitasking support for iPads (finally!), a new Low Power Mode to save battery, local area search and transit directions in Maps, a highly improved "Proactive" Siri, a better Spotlight search, new apps, and so much more.
How To: Sign Up for the iOS 9 Public Beta Preview for iPad or iPhone
Now that Apple's latest Worldwide Developer's Conference (WWDC) is over, you can sign up for the public beta version of iOS 9 for your iPad or iPhone. For the first time in their history, Apple made a beta version of their mobile OS available to the general public just a few months ago, in the form of iOS 8.3, and they'll continue that trend for the newest build.