Category: apps

How to Disable In-App Ratings & Reviews on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever used an app where you received random pop-ups out of nowhere asking you to rate their apps and write a review? Kind of annoying, right?

Most long-time iPhone and iPad users have probably closed dozens or even hundreds of annoying review request pop-ups that does nothing more than hamper the app usage experience. Apps that constantly ask for ratings and reviews are a nuisance for many users, and let’s be honest, how often have you actually rated these apps because of the review pop-ups?

Fortunately Apple has been taking notes, as they’ve added…

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How to Record Your Phone Screen for Free

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You don’t need a pricey app or fancy hardware. In the video above, I explain how to record high quality footage of your phone screen for free.

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How to Change the Size of Your App Icons in iPadOS 13

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One of the more jarring experiences you’ll encounter when updating your iPad to Apple’s iPadOS 13 this fall—including having to call it that from now on—are the slightly smaller icons now gracing your iPad’s Home screen and pages.

Like a juice cleanse, this icon diet is only a temporary fad. It appears Apple is going to let you revert back to the beefier icons you’ve been using all this time if you prefer your apps to look like a delicious thicc steak than a lean patty. At least, that’s my impression based on the latest iPadOS 13 beta—version 5!—which now comes with a little setting for adjusting the size of your app icons.

Make your app icons big or small

If you’re currently running the iPadOS 13 beta, or you know smaller icons are going to drive you crazy and you’ll want to change this as soon as iPadOS 13 drops in (probably) September, here’s how to fatten up your icons.

First, pull up the Settings app. You’ll then want to tap on Display & Brightness. Toward the bottom of this section, look for the new option for “App Icon Size.” You can’t miss it, as you’ll see a little graphic that shows you how many icons will fit on a page in “More” and “Bigger” modes:

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That’s it! I haven’t reinstalled iPadOS 13 lately, but it makes sense that Apple would also ask you this preference as part of your device’s initial setup process. If not, now you know where to find it.