Use Split Screen Mode On Your iPhone 6+ Now

At last week’s WWDC Apple announced split screen for iOS 9 with iPhone 6+ and the newest iPads when it comes out this Fall.  But you can do split screen on your iPhone 6+ now with certain Apple Apps.  

Let’s get yours doing it now.  From your home screen tap SETTINGS; tap DISPLAY & BRIGHTNESS; tap VIEW; at the top tap STANDARD.  If you have ZOOMED set it will let you know the iPhone has to restart to make the change take effect.  It is the fastest restart of any Apple iDevice I have ever seen, so go on and tap USE STANDARD. 

Tap <SETTINGS at the top of the page.

Tap your home button to close SETTINGS.

Open STOCKS.  You’ll see your stocks listed (or the ones Apple lists) and one will be highlighted and additional information displayed at bottom of screen.  Turn your iPhone 6+ into landscape mode. Close STOCKS.  

REMEMBER: landscape mode features won’t work if you have Display Zoom enabled or if your display is locked in portrait orientation.

Now click and open NOTES.  Turn your iPhone into landscape mode. Your list of notes is on the left side and the highlighted note is on the right opened. 

The Apple Apps that this works with are: Calendar, Clock, Contacts, Mail, Messages, Reminders,  Stocks & Voice Memos, 

To get a larger composition area in NOTES & MAIL you can tap the two arrows at the top center of the display.  

If you are using STANDARD DISPLAY to do this then when you turn your iPhone through LANDSCAPE it will change the screen orientation, INCLUDING YOUR HOME SCREEN.  That was a bit disconcerting the first few times I took my iPone 6+ out of my carry case on my belt and opened it and found it in landscape view. 

I am over it now and find that split screen useful in mail and notes especially.   

If you would like to have personal tutoring on your iDevice please drop a line to Louisville Tech Tutors.  We specialize in tutoring Seniors so they get the most out of their iPad or iPhone. 

Send an iTunes Gift Card with Your iPhone

It’s easy to shop on your iPhone. It is really great when you’re shopping for someone else. An easy choice for a gift, be it for your grandmother or a pre-teen grandchild, is an iTunes Gift Card. 

You can purchase an iTunes Gift Card and send it to the giftee right from the Apple Store app on your iPhone. Here’s how:

A.  Open the Apple Store app. If you don’t already have it on your iPhone you can download it from the App Store for free.

B.  Tap SEND GIFT at the bottom of the screen.

C.  Enter the e-mail address of who you are sending it to. Add a short message. Tap the amount of the Gift Card.

D.  Tap NEXT in the top right corner of the screen.

E. Pick the card you want to send. Click NEXT in the upper right corner. 

F. Confirm your order by clicking BUY in upper right corner. 

 

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WWDC On June 8. Know Before You Watch

On Monday Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference will open.  What can we expect. Certainly iOS 9, probably OS X, Apple Watch & much more.  I am fairly certain there will be some surprises.  

Here’s round of reading for your Sunday afternoon getting ready to watch the opening on the web.  

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/what-apple-is-apt-to-show-at-wwdc-from-ios-9-to-music-streaming.html

Forbes usually knows what to expect.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2015/06/05/apple-wwdc-2015-predictions/

TechSmash is another one saying the death of iTunes.

http://techsmash.net/wwdc-apple-rumor-round-up/15662/

Watch WWDC Live on June 8.

http://www.apple.com/live/

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Siri Knows The Strangest Things

When you query Siri, she answers based on what she knows rather than defaulting to a web search. And a significant portion of what Siri knows comes courtesy of WolframAlpha, a database search website created by the legend of Big Data Stephen Wolfram. As long as you use English, WolframAlpha “gives you access to the world’s facts and data and calculates answers across a range of topics….” Siri just includes a small subset of WolframAlpha’s offerings, but some of them are quite astounding.  

Look, Up In The Sky

I have no idea why you’d need to know this, but you can ask Siri, “What planes are overhead?,” and Siri will respond with a list of planes above you at that very moment. The list gives the airline and flight number, the altitude, the angle, the type of plane, and the angle distance.

A really secure password

If you’re looking for a highly secure password, you can ask Siri to give you one. Simply say, “Wolfram, password.” Siri will not only give you an eight-character password but will also give you information about it, such as it would take 229 years at 100,000 passwords per second to guess it.

If you don’t begin your query by saying “Wolfram,” you’ll typically get an answer from Siri such as, “If you don’t already know it, I can’t tell you.”

That is just some of the things we teach in our Introduction to iPhone & iPad Class.  

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Stop iTunes Launching When You Plug Your iDevice In

You plug in your device to your computer to charge it & iTunes opens up, getting in the way of whatever you happen to be doing.

If you find it irritating when iTunes opens up, there’s an easy way to fix it! To change your iTunes settings, open iTunes and make sure your iPhone is plugged in. Tap on the iPhone icon on the top left bar to get to your iPhone settings. Make sure you’re in the “Summary” view which can be found in the left panel.

From here, scroll down to the Options panel. To stop iTunes from opening when you plug in your phone, uncheck the Automatically sync when this phone is connected. That should stop the iTunes launch! Make sure you hit Apply in the bottom right to save your settings.

If you still want to sync automatically without having iTunes pop up, click the Sync with this iPhone over Wifi option in the same panel. Your phone will now sync automatically when both your Mac and iPhone are connected to the same WiFi network.

 

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The Next Iteration of iOS Wants & Desires

This may come a little late to the table for iOS 9, but wanted to make it public. What do we need in the next issue?  

“Hey, Siri”, to work all the time.  Come on Apple, Google has had this going for ages.  Or at least make it so it works when being charged in your vehicle. Hands Free Folks.  

Inside the Health App, have the ability to take photos of your insurance cards and have them available for viewing. Just makes sense. 

Multi Task with two apps in view on iPhone 6+ and iPad.  News and rumor is this is coming in iOS 9.  Let’s hope so. 

Tap or gesture that will put your iOS device in “Meeting Mode”. No noise, No flashy light & No Vibrating (still makes sound). This needs to be one touch or tap from lock screen or home screen. Not a bunch of taps to get into “Do Not Disturb” mode. 

Can I have your card?  Another one tap or touch to send someone your “business card”. Not bumping fists, or waiving your phone in a counter clockwise circle three times with your left hand. Just hit an icon, and up pops a space for the person’s phone number. Input it. Hit send. They have your business card, Name, Company Name, Address, Phone Numbers, E-Mail Address, URL, Title, & Note.  I know, I know you can do that now in contacts. It is the slowness of it in a networking situation. Come on, bits and bytes are cheaper than dead trees. 

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