The App Library in IOS14

Apple have done something to address the problem of having gerzillions of icons on your iPhone With Android phones, you can see a display of all of the icons for your installed apps separate from the ones you have chosen to have displayed on your home screens. Until now, iPhones have not offered anything like …
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iPhone is Disabled

This can be a very disconcerting sight on your iPhone’s screen One minute the world looks all tickety-boo, and then you pull your iPhone out of your pocket or bag and are confronted with a black and white screen that says “iPhone is disabled, please try again in 5 minutes” (or a different number of …
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Intuitive? I think not

“Intuitive” seems to be a bit of a dirty word among, shall we say, more mature computer users Many, many times I have listened with sympathy as an IT Support client has told me that a younger family member has insisted that the computer struggles they are suffering are “weird” because the iPhone/tablet/computer is “so …
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Consigning Email to Junk on an iPhone

Do you just delete spam and junk on your iPhone because you can’t see how to consign its sender to email oblivion? Filters used by email providers are very good these days at stopping most of the world’s email rubbish from getting into your inbox. Nevertheless, the occasional rogue message will still get through and …
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Is it worth mending an iPhone?

If your mobile provider offers you a “free” upgrade to your mobile phone every 18 months or 2 years you may not be getting good value for money There was a time when mobile phone development was very rapid and an 18 month old phone was significantly less powerful, and/or less well featured, than a …
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Iphone randomly capitalises words

Does your iPhone randomly capitalise words? Several of my IT clients have mentioned this problem to me recently, and there doesn’t seem to be one single cause or one single fix. To add to the annoyance, the capital letter often doesn’t pop up until you have moved on several words in what you are typing. …
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Don’t share an Apple ID with your partner if you’re playing away!

Some of your iPhone call history could end up on your partner’s device and you can’t stop it if you use iCloud Without telling its users – let alone offering a way to stop it happening – it appears that Apple have been storing your iPhone’s call logs in your iCloud account (if you have …
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Multiple Apple IDs

Yes, this is me whingeing about error messages again See, for instance, “Oh dear – error!“. I’m not just letting off steam again for the sake of it. This is a situation that I’m sure other people come across and fail to solve (and I challenge you to find the solution among Apple help pages). …
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