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How to Change the Displayed Font Size in iOS 10

Once you reach a certain age, the tiny font used by default on your iOS 10 device might not be so easy to read. Luckily, there’s a quick way to enlarge the font for easier reading.

Just FYI, this change will also affect the text in a number of apps on your device, depending on if they support Dynamic Type. We use the Messages app in this “how-to,” but be sure to also check the other apps to view how things will look there.

How to Change the Displayed Font Size in iOS 10

How to Change the Displayed Font Size in iOS 10

  • Open Settings and tap the “General” menu option.
  • Once in the “General” menu, tap the “Accessibility” menu option. (It’s about halfway down the menu.)
  • Now that you’re in “Accessibility”, tap the “Larger Text” menu option.
  • You’ll now see a slider. Sliding the control to the right enlarges the font for your device. (And, as you might guess, sliding it to the left shrinks the font.)
  • You can also toggle the “Larger Accessibility Sizes” switch to “ON” to enable even larger font sizes.

How to Change the Displayed Font Size in iOS 10

You’ll be able to see the text on the screen change size as you slide the font slider back and forth. You can also check an app like the Messages app to see how the text changes. Play with the slider until the text looks readable.

How to Change the Displayed Font Size in iOS 10

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

Where are the images and videos from the Photos app saved on my Mac?

Not unlike iTunes, Photos for Mac defaults to copying every single imported photograph or video to its own library. You can change that behavior if you like, but most people prefer to not bother themselves with running managed photo libraries so they’ll keep the setting as is. In this post, we’ll explain where the images and videos from the Photos app are stored on your Mac and more.... Read the rest of this post here


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How to Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your iPhone

A few days ago, we showed you how to enable private browsing mode in Safari for Mac. You can do the same in Safari on your iPhone. Here’s how.

When you’re browsing the web in Safari on your iPhone, the browser tracks information about your browsing habits. It keeps track of which websites you may visit, your web searches, and more.

However, Private Browsing Mode comes to the rescue! When in Private Browsing mode, Safari won’t remember your search or browsing history, no pages are cached, and AutoFill is forgotten.

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your iPhone

Here’s how to turn on Private Browsing for your iPhone browsing session.

How to Use Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your iPhone

  1. Launch Safari on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the “Tabs icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Tap on the “Private” icon in the lower right-hand corner of the window. It will show as selected, with dark text on a white background.
  4. Tap the “+” icon in the middle bottom of the screen.
  5. A new window appears with a search field with a darker background, in place of the usual white one. This indicates you’re using a private browsing window.

Note: Only the new Private window, and any of the windows you spawn from that Private window will have Private Browsing enabled. Your original browsing window (the one with the light background in the search field) will still be tracked as per your privacy settings.

While Safari doesn’t track your moves online while in Private Browsing mode, and forgets everything as soon as the Private browsing window is closed, you shouldn’t feel like you’re invisible. Your ISP, and any government folks that may be monitoring your connection, can still see what you’re doing and track your activities. Use a VPN if you want to keep your Internet connection safer from monitoring.

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

How to restore your device to iOS 9.x with iDeviceReRestore

A while back we broke the story of a bug which was allowing restores to iOS 9 firmwares, without even needing a jailbreak. It was subsequently discovered that the bug was more far-reaching than originally thought, allowing restores to iOS 9.x from any firmware, not just from iOS 9.

The tool was released a week or so ago, and so we thought the time was right for a tutorial. Follow our instructions here to bring any 32-bit device back to any iOS 9.x firmware you have blobs for, from any starting firmware. No keys, bundles, nonces, or jailbreak required!... Read the rest of this post here


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How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

When you’re browsing the web in Safari on your Mac the browser tracks quite a bit about your browsing habits. Such as which websites you visit, what you searched for, and more.

Luckily, Safari includes a feature called Private Browsing that fixes all of that. When in Private Browsing mode, Safari won’t remember your search or browsing history, no pages are cached, and AutoFill is forgotten.

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

Here’s how to turn on Private Browsing for your browsing session. These instructions work on macOS Sierra, but they are similar for earlier versions.

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

  1. Launch Safari on your Mac.
  2. Click on the “File” menu and then click “New Private Window.” (Keyboard combo fans can simultaneously press “command + shift + N” on the keyboard.
  3. A new window appears with a search field with a darker background, in place of the usual white one. This indicates you’re using a private browsing window.

How to Enable Private Browsing Mode in Safari on Your Mac

Note: Only the new Private window, and any of the windows you spawn form that Private window will have Private Browsing enabled. Your original browsing window (the one with the light background in the search field) will still be tracked as per your privacy settings.

Also, please take note that while Safari doesn’t track your moves online, and forgets everything as soon as the Private browsing window is closed, you shouldn’t feel like you’re invisible. Your ISP, and any government boys looking over your shoulder, can still see what you’re doing, and track your activities. Use a VPN to browse totally incognito.

For more tips and tricks on how to make better use of your Mac, iOS device, Apple Watch, or Apple TV, be sure to visit the “How To” section of our website.

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