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How to use the flashlight on your Apple Watch

Among other featured enhancements and improvements, the watchOS 4 software has brought the useful flashlight function for the very first time to Apple Watch.... Read the rest of this post here


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How To View Only Unread or Flagged Emails in the iOS 11 Mail App on Your iPhone

If you’re like me, you send links, files, and other information to your own email address for later access. It’s a great way to save information for future articles, how to posts, and more. I always leave them unopened, so I’ll see the unread items in my inbox and remind me.

But, if you sent something to yourself a few days or even few weeks ago, the item you’re looking for could be buried under a mound of emails. Sure, you could search the mailbox, but what if you come up blank for a search term?

Luckily, it’s simple to view only your unread or flagged items in your iOS 11 Mail Inbox, and it takes just a few taps of the screen.

How To View Only Unread or Flagged Messages in the iOS 11 Mail App on Your iPhone

1.) Open the Mail app on your iPhone.

2.) Tap on the mailbox you wish to view.

How To View Only Unread or Flagged Messages in the iOS 11 Mail App on Your iPhone

3.) Once the mailbox opens, look for the Filter icon in the lower left-hand corner of the Mail screen. (It looks like a circle with three lines inside.)

4.) You will now see only the unread items that are in your mailbox. (Or it could be displaying “Flagged” items. If so, tap the “Filtered by:” link in the middle bottom of the screen, and tap “Unread” on the “Filter” screen. Tap “Done” to return to the mailbox screen.)

How To View Only Unread or Flagged Messages in the iOS 11 Mail App on Your iPhone

5.) Once you’ve finished, tap the Filter icon again to return to the normal view of your mailbox.

This tip makes it easy to see only your Unread or Tagged items in your mailbox. Saving you from long sessions of swiping through your entire mailbox.

For more tips and tricks that can help you 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 pin notes in the Notes app

We’re over the hump for another year. The shiny 2017 iPhones have been released and as has the software for the next 12 months. With the excitement slowly reverting back to normal levels, it is a good time to peel the attention-stealing layers off the new offerings and explore features arguably more low-key, however inarguably still valuable.

One of such instances can be found in iOS 11’s overhauled Notes app. On the whole, Notes has been a major beneficiary of the 11th iteration of iOS with document scanning abilities, new formatting options and much more having been added to the application in September.

Amongst the flurry of additions, a feature almost reprehensibly underreported, and by extension probably underused by today’s large iOS 11 user base, is the ability to pin individual notes the same way you are capable of pinning, let’s say, emails for lack of a better comparison.

If you are a regular user of Apple’s Notes – and why wouldn’t you since this has become a formidable note taking app – or if you haven’t given it a try yet, bear with us and learn below how to pin notes in order to do a better job of organizing your stack of notes.

How to pin a note in the Notes app

1) Open your Notes app.

2) Select and open the notes folder you want to pin existing files in or in which you want to create and pin a new file.

3) In this example I’m creating a new note first.

4) Once done, return to the list view of all your notes. By selecting the top left back arrow.

5) Here’s the killer gesture you’ll want to incorporate into your daily Notes use: swipe the note to the right until the orange pin starts showing. Either keep swiping all the way until it locks into place by itself, or swipe only until the the pin icon shows on the left hand and then tap it once to confirm.

6) Done. You’ll notice a new section called Pinned and a grey line to separate notes pinned atop and the remainder of the note body. You can pin as many notes as you like up here.

7) To unpin, simply repeat the swiping gesture from the left to the right. Simples!

That’s it, folders aside, this is by far the best way to organize your busy notes app, especially if it’s filled to the brim like mine has been for years.

Have you been making use of this little gesture all along or is this a gotcha moment for you? Either way, don’t forget to utilize it from here on, it’s just too good to swipe left on it.


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Tip: save power by restricting iPad Pro’s ProMotion display refresh rate to 60FPS

iPad Pro features Apple’s premium ProMotion display technology which doubles the screen refresh rate from 60 to 120 frames per second. It makes iOS interactions and actions like scrolling, playing media and drawing with Apple Pencil more fluid and responsive than before.... Read the rest of this post here


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How to disable Face ID discreetly

The advent of Face ID has ushered in a new era of convenience in biometric security. It’s also prompted privacy-minded folks to contemplate potential scenarios where police officers may attempt to unlock a confiscated iPhone X by holding the device up to the owner’s face.... Read the rest of this post here


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