Category: iPadOS 15

How to Blur Background During FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Ever wanted to blur your background while on a FaceTime call? Maybe it’s a busy room or a messy kitchen behind you. Fortunately, you can use the same Portrait mode you use for your selfies, right on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

The Portrait mode on the front selfie camera of your iPhone and iPad works only because of Apple’s software magic, but we’re glad to see this feature make its way to FaceTime. With third-party video calling apps offering virtual backgrounds to hide your room, Apple had to do something similar with FaceTime. Sure, blurring the background…

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How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to view all the web links your contacts share with you on iMessage? In that case, you have every reason to be excited about the new Shared With You feature that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 brings to the table.

Separating all the links you get during a conversation or a group chat becomes really hard when people share them frequently. Thankfully, Apple has alleviated this issue with the new Shared With You feature that automatically puts shared content into the relevant apps. For instance, if someone sends you a link over iMessage, iOS…

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Screen Time Showing Inaccurate Usage on iPhone & iPad? How to Troubleshoot Screen Time

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Many iPhone and iPad users have discovered Screen Time is reporting incorrect time estimates for apps and webpages, sometimes showing numbers that are considerably wrong.

Often the incorrect Screen Time reports will be calculated as many hours for websites or web pages that may be opened as a tab in Safari or from another app, or apps that are in the background and not active. Screen Time then erroneously reports the time on screen of the apps or webpages as the iPhone or iPad as being wildly inaccurate, muddying the Screen Time data and making it largely…

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Touch Screen Issues with iPhone or iPad and iOS 15.1? Here’s How to Fix

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Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered that their devices touch screens are having random problems with response to touch input, particularly since updating to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 or later, including iOS 15.1 and iPadOS 15.1.

The touch screen issue can be everything unregistered taps, unresponsive to touch input, a seeming delay to touch input, erroneous touch input, or even just completely ignoring touch input.


Some common examples of issues with iPhone or iPad touch input, or an unresponsive touch screen, include the following:

  • Swiping on the screen to…

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How to Take & Share a Screenshot with Siri

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Taking screenshots is a common activity for iPhone users nowadays. Often people use screenshots to share things displayed on their screen, since it’s one of the fastest and most convenient ways to share content as an image. So, wouldn’t it be nice to use Siri to take screenshots and share them?

Typically, you’d take a screenshot on your iPhone by pressing the Power button and the Volume button simultaneously. While this is already easy, Apple has made it even easier to share screenshots with from the iOS 15 software update and onward. You can now use Siri…

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How to Turn Off Address Bar Color Effect in Safari for iPhone & iPad

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Safari for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 received a pretty significant visual overhaul, and one very obvious change is that the Safari browser screens tab bar and navigation/search bar now have a color effect that tints the Safari interface towards the color of the webpage in view.

If you’d like to disable the Safari color tinting effect on iPhone or iPad, you’ll find it’s easy to do so.

How to Turn Off Safari Color Tinting on iPhone & iPad

The color tab bar feature are in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 or later, earlier versions will not have the settings option:

  1. Open the…

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How to Schedule & Automate Focus Mode on iPhone & iPad

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Apple’s iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 introduced an all-new feature called Focus. Focus replaces the Do Not Disturb toggle in the Control Center and Settings, and you can use it to filter notifications from your contacts and apps.

With just a few steps, you can set your iPhone or iPad to schedule Focus depending on the time, location, or even an app you use.

For the unfamiliar, you can consider the new Focus mode a more advanced version of the Do Not Disturb mode focusing on your current activity. While you can access the various Focus modes from the Control Center…

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How to Use Live Text with Images on iPhone & iPad

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One of the most exciting features for iPhone and iPad with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 is Live Text. Live Text is kind of like OCR (Optical Character Recognition) but for your images, and it allows you to grab text content from photos, whether it’s a screenshot, or a picture of a handwritten note.

Apple understands that people store a lot of information in the form of image files on their phones. This includes photos of documents, notes, important files, screenshots, and whatnot. Live Text can detect text information from pictures as well as your camera’s preview….

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iOS 15 Battery Life Drains Faster? Try These Tips

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Do you feel like battery life is worse after the iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad? Battery draining issues are commonly reported after major system software updates, and iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are no exception. Fortunately there’s usually an explanation to these battery life woes, and resolutions too.


For most users, updating to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 goes without a hitch, but for others there is trouble and difficulty, with battery issues being amongst the top frustrations.

1: Just updated to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 and battery life is worse? Wait

If you…

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