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How to reset your AirPods

Posted on by Mike Tanasychuk.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Having problems with your AirPods? A simple reset should do the trick.

Apple's new AirPods have a lot going for them — they're ultra-portable, sound great, and offer easy access to Siri — but as with any products, they can have their issues.

Whether you're having battery issues with your AirPods, pairing problems, or other quirks, here's how to reset your AirPods and give them a clean start with your iPhone or iPad.

How to reset your AirPods

For many, you can fix battery issues with AirPods by resetting them. Here's how:

  1. Press and hold the setup button for at least 15 seconds until the status light starts flashing amber a few times and then flashes white.

  2. Reconnect your AirPods to all your devices. (If you set up the double tap to pause function, you'll have to set that up again).

The iOS 11 AirPods battery bug

We've observed (and seen multiple reports) of AirPods not showing their proper battery life estimations in Control Center's new Now Playing 3D Touch widget. This isn't an AirPods bug, however, but an iOS 11 quirk: Presumably it will be fixed soon enough, but in the meantime, you can check your battery life by doing the following:

  1. Swipe down from the top bezel of your iPhone (or wake from sleep) to view your Lock screen.
  2. Swipe to the right to open the Today/Spotlight view.

  3. Scroll down to the Battery widget.

    If Battery isn't present, tap the Edit button and add the Battery widget.

Alternate fixes for AirPods battery problems

If you're still having problems with the battery level on your AirPods after a reset, you may want to try fully draining both your case and AirPods before recharging: Redditor depressedsports tried this method and went from 4% hourly battery drops (without use) to only 1% total in a day (without use). If, after both a reset and full drain/recharge, your battery issues aren't disappearing, we suggest contacting Apple Support.

Your experiences?

You tell us, iMore: Found a good fix to troubleshoot your AirPods? Let us know in the comments below!

Updated September 2017: Updated to address the AirPods battery life issue in iOS 11.

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Everything you can do with Control Center in iOS 11

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Control Center in iOS 11 lets you customize which controls you want to use. Here are all the available controls and what you can do with them.

Now that you're able to customize Control Center with a variety of different shortcuts, you'll want to know what each one does so you can decide which ones you want, and which ones you don't.

Airplane mode, cellular, wi-fi, Bluetooth, music playback, screen orientation, Do Not Disturb, screen brightness, volume controls, and screen mirroring can't be disabled or moved around in Control Center.

The rest of the controls are customizable. You can add or remove them and reorganize where you want them on your screen.

How to customize Control Center

Note: This guide is specifically for using Control Center in iOS 11. Looking for Control Center in iOS 10? Check out our full guide to Control Center in iOS 10.

Here are all of the controls available in Control Center, how to use them, and what they do.

Airplane mode in Control Center

Airplane mode disables your cellular connection so you can't send or receive calls or text messages. You can quickly access Airplane mode in Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Airplane icon to turn Airplane mode on.The icon will turn orange.
  3. Tap the Airplane icon to turn Airplane mode off. The icon will turn transparent.

Cellular in Control Center

You can quickly disable the use of cellular data on your iPhone from Control Center if you're trying to restrict its usage. It's on by default on iPhone. Cellular is not available on wi-fi only iPad devices.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Cellular icon to turn cellular off.The icon will turn transparent.
  3. Tap the Cellular icon to turn Airplane mode on. The icon will turn green.

Wi-fi in Control Center

You can quickly turn wi-fi on or off in Control Center if you want to enable or disable the feature on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Wi-fi icon to turn wi-fi on.The icon will turn blue.
  3. Tap the Wi-fi icon to turn wi-fi off. The icon will turn transparent.

Bluetooth in Control Center

You can quickly toggle Bluetooth with your connected devices from Control Center. Unfortunately, you still can't select a specific Bluetooth device from Control Center, for that you'll have to connect it in Settings.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn Bluetooth on.The icon will turn blue.
  3. Tap the Bluetooth icon to turn Bluetooth off. The icon will turn transparent.

Music playback in Control Center

You can pause, play, skip ahead, or rewind currently playing music in Control Center without having to open the app. This works with third-party music apps, like Spotify and Pandora, too.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Play button to play a song.
  3. Tap the Pause button to pause a song.
  4. Tap the Skip button to skip to the next song.
  5. Press lightly on the Skip button to fast forward.
  6. Tap the Rewind button to start a song over.
  7. Press lightly on the Rewind button to rewind.

You can also press firmly on thePlay, Skip, or Rewind button to access full playback controls with 3D Touch.

Screen orientation lock in Control Center

You can quickly lock the screen orientation in Portrait from Control Center if you don't want your screen to be able to rotate.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Lock icon to lock your screen in Portrait orientation.The icon will turn white with an orange logo.
  3. Tap the Lock icon to disable screen orientation lock. The icon will turn transparent.

Do Not Disturb in Control Center

You can enable or disable Do Not Disturb at any time from Control Center. This will not affect your regularly scheduled Do Not Disturb time.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Moon icon to enable Do Not Disturb. The icon will turn white with a purple logo.
  3. Tap the Moon icon to disable Do Not Disturb. The icon will turn transparent.

Screen brightness in Control Center

You can adjust your screen's brightness without having to jump into the Settings app thanks to Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Drag the brightness tab up for a brighter screen. It has a sun icon in it.
  3. Drag the brightness tab down for a dimmer screen.

Volume controls in Control Center

You can adjust the volume of everything you listen to on your iPhone or iPad from Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Drag the Volume tab up to increase the volume. It has a speaker icon in it.
  3. Drag the Volume tab down to decrease the volume.

If you drag the Volume tab all the way down, you will mute the volume.

Screen Mirroring in Control Center

You can mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to supported devices, like Apple TV from Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Screen Mirroring.
  3. Tap the device you want to mirror your iPhone or iPad screen to.
  4. Tap Screen Mirroring again to disable it.
  5. Tap Stop Mirroring to stop mirroring your iPhone or iPad screen.

Accessibility shortcuts in Control Center

You can quickly toggle your enabled accessibility shortcuts from Control Center. You can enable multiple shortcuts in the Settings app and enable as many as you like at the same time in Control Center.

  1. Tap the Accessibility icon.
  2. Tap which accessibility feature you would like to enable. You can select more than one at a time.
  3. Tap outside the window to go back to Control Center.

To disable an accessibility feature, tap the Accessibility icon again and deselect the feature.

Alarm in Control Center

From Control Center, you can directly tap into the Alarm section of the Clock app and set an alarm.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the alarm clock icon to jump into the Alarm section of the Clock app.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Apple TV Remote in Control Center

If you're watching your favorite shows on your Apple TV and need to use the remote, just use the Apple TV Remote in Control Center instead.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the TV icon to trigger the Apple TV Remote shortcut.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Calculator in Control Center

From Control Center, you can directly tap into the Calculator app and access all of its features. There is no Calculator app on iPad, so this control is not available on iPads.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Calculator icon to jump into the Calculator app.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Camera in Control Center

From Control Center, you can directly tap into the Camera app and access all of its features.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Camera icon to jump into the Camera app.
  3. Take a picture!

Do Not Disturb While Driving

You can keep yourself from being tempted to look at your phone while driving with Do Not Disturb While Driving. This turns off all notifications, including phone calls and text messages, right from Control Center. Do Not Disturb While Driving is only available on iPhone.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the car icon to enable Do Not Disturb While Driving. The icon will turn white with a purple logo. The Do Not Disturb logo will also change color.
  3. Tap the car icon to disable Do Not Disturb While Driving. The icon will turn transparent.

Flashlight in Control Center

You can quickly access the Flashlight in Control Center. Depending on your iPad version, you may not see the Flashlight control. It's only available on iPads that have a flashlight.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Flashlight icon to turn on the flashlight. The icon will turn white with a blue logo. Your iPhone's rear LED light will also turn on.
  3. Tap the Flashlight icon to turn off the flashlight. The icon will turn transparent and your iPhone's LED light will turn off.

Guided Access in Control Center

You can use Guided Access from any app you want to lock into by swiping up and tapping the Lock App button in Control Center.

  1. Launch the App you want to lock your iPhone into.
  2. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the Lock App icon.
  4. Select any portion of the app you want to disable access to.
  5. Tap Options to see more Guided Access options.
  6. Triple-click the Home button or use Touch ID to disable Guided Access.

Home app in Control Center

You can quickly access your HomeKit connected devices from the Home app in Control Center. Here, you can turn lights on and off, adjust color and brightness, enable automations, and more.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Home icon to access HomeKit controls.
  3. Tap a device icon to enable or disable it.
  4. Press and hold a device icon to access additional features, like brightness and color.

Low Power mode in Control Center

Low Power mode on iPhone and iPad disables certain processor heavy features to help extend the life of your battery. Your battery lasts longer, but you sacrifice some of your device's features. It turns on automatically when your battery reaches 20%, but you can enable it any time. With Control Center access, it's even easier. Low Power mode is only available on iPhone.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Battery icon. The icon will turn white with a yellow logl.
  3. Tap Continue to confirm that you want to enable Low Power mode.
  4. Tap the Battery icon to disable Low Power mode. The icon will turn transparent.

Magnifier in Control Center

From Control Center, you can tap directly into the Magnifier tool and access all of its features.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Magnifier icon to jump into the Magnifier tool.
  3. Use the magnifier tool as needed.

Notes in Control Center

You can tap directly into the Notes app from Control Center. Similar to using Instant Notes on iPad Pro, you can set up whether to tap into a new note or the last accessed note in the Settings app.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Notes icon to jump into the Notes app.
  3. Write a note!

Screen Recording in Control Center

You can record almost anything on your screen, including gameplay, by tapping the screen recording button in Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Screen Record button. You'll have a three-second lead before the recording starts.
  3. Tap the red banner at the top of the screen to stop recording.

Stopwatch in Control Center

From Control Center, you can directly tap into the Stopwatch section of the Clock app and start the stopwatch.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Stopwatch icon to jump into the Stopwatch section of the Clock app.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Text Size in Control Center

You can increase or decrease the size of letters across the operating system by tapping the Text Size control in Control Center.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Aa icon.
  3. Drag your finger up or down on the Text Size control tab to adjust the size of the text.

Timer in Control Center

From Control Center, you can directly tap into the Timer section of the Clock app and start a timer.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Timer icon to jump into the Timer section of the Clock app.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Voice Memos in Control Center

You can tap directly into the Voice Memos app from Control Center and access all of its features. Voice Memos is only available on iPhone.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Voice Memo icon to jump into the Voice Memo app.
  3. Record or listen to a voice memo.

Wallet in Control Center

You can tap directly into your Wallet, including access to Apple Pay, from Control Center and use it for payments, loyalty cards, and more. Wallet is only available on iPhone.

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap the Wallet icon to jump into the Wallet app.
  3. Perform your desired action.

Any questions?

That's all of the controls available in Control Center, what they do, and how to use them. Do you have any more questions about control center tools? Put them in the comments and we'll help you out.

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Apple just added iOS 11 features to Pages, Keynote, Numbers

Posted on by Mikah Sargent.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Apple's iOS productivity suite — Pages, Keynote, and Numbers — just got the iOS 11 update treatment!

Apple just rolled out an update for Pages, Keynote, and Numbers, the company's iOS productivity apps. Along with performance and stability improvements, the apps now include new iOS 11 features.

All three apps include a redesigned document manager that brings them more in line with iOS 11's document management system. They also received a few tweaks for drag and drop and multitasking on iPad. Lastly, you can organize all your Pages, Keynote, and Numbers documents using the new Files app on iOS 11. Read on to learn about the individual updates and improvements to each app!

Pages

Here's what's new, straight from the App Store:

  • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Pages and other apps
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock
  • Quickly access and organize your documents using the new Files app
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library
  • Select a paragraph of text with a triple tap gesture
  • Improved PDF export lets you view a document's table of contents in the sidebar in PDF viewer apps
  • Performance and stability improvements

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Keynote

Here's what's new, straight from the App Store:

  • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Keynote and other apps
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock
  • Quickly access and organize your presentations using the new Files app
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library
  • Performance and stability improvements

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Numbers

Here's what's new, straight from the App Store:

  • Redesigned document manager makes it easier to access files stored in iCloud Drive or with third-party storage providers
  • On iPad, drag and drop text, images, and more between Numbers and other apps
  • Work more efficiently on iPad using Slide Over, Split View and the new Dock
  • Quickly access and organize your spreadsheets using the new Files app
  • New date, time, and duration keyboards make entering values easier
  • Make minor adjustments to existing date, time and duration values faster using new "smart steppers"
  • Use Unite, Intersect, Subtract, and Exclude commands to create new shapes
  • Use Align, Distribute, Flip Vertical, and Flip Horizontal commands to quickly arrange objects
  • Support for Break Apart command for complex shapes from the shapes library
  • Performance and stability improvements

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August introduces new products that sense if your door is open or closed

Posted on by Tory Foulk.
Categories: Uncategorized.

August's next generation of smart lock products are making your door smarter than ever.

Smart home security company August announced in a press release today that its redesigned family of smart home products are now available for purchase. In addition to boasting improvements like longer battery life, both of the new locks are equipped with a technology the company calls DoorSense that can tell you when your door has been left ajar.

August Smart Lock Pro + Connect

The most full-featured of the new locks, the Smart Lock Pro + Connect, is also the priciest at $279, but with good reason. It supports WiFi, HomeKit, Bluetooth and Z-Wave Plus connectivity, meaning you can integrate it into pretty much any smart home technology you may already have - that way you can ask Siri or Alexa to lock your door for you. In addition, the Smart Lock Pro can be set to lock instantly as soon as the door is closed, so there won't be any stressing yourself out at work wondering whether or not you remembered to lock your door. The lock also includes a new Beta service called Active Monitoring that sends you alerts on your smartphone when any activity happens re: your door.

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August Smart Lock

The more affordable of the locks, a redesigned version of August's original Smart Lock, will only set you back $149 but includes all the basic features you need to protect your home. Like the Smart Lock Pro, it offers keyless entry, Active Monitoring, auto-lock, temporary keys sent via the August app and quick and easy install over your existing deadbolt. However, unlike the Smart Lock Pro, it also has a manual thumb-turn locking mechanism and doesn't offer as many connectivity options. If you're new to the smart lock game, this is a good option for you.

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August Doorbell Cam Pro

August's announcement wasn't all locks, though: The company also rolled out the Doorbell Cam Pro, an upgraded version of their preexisting doorbell cam system. The Doorbell Cam Pro has a motion-activated floodlight so that it can capture color footage at night (though ideally it also might strike fear into the heart of an intruder). Another cool feature introduced along with the redesigned cam is HindSight - it records the few seconds leading up to whatever incident triggers the motion detector as well so you don't miss out on anything when you're watching the footage. The Doorbell Cam Pro hasn't been officially released yet, but is available for preorder on August's website.

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Questions?

What do you think of August's new security devices? Let us know in the comments!

How to customize the left and right tap controls on your AirPods in iOS 11

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Both your left and right AirPods have tap controls in iOS 11: Here's how to customize them!

Your iPhone isn't the only one getting improvements with iOS 11 — your AirPods are getting an awesome new feature, too, in the form of customizable tap controls.

You've always been able to double-tap on the right AirPod to trigger Siri; with iOS 11, you'll also be able to use a customizable double-tap shortcut on the left AirPod, as well as change the functionality for the right AirPod if you so choose.

What features support the AirPods double-tap shortcut?

When you customize your AirPods double-tap shortcut, you'll be able to choose from the following options:

  • Siri
  • Play/Pause
  • Next Track
  • Previous Track

You can also disable the shortcut entirely, if you find that you're triggering it accidentally.

How to customize the left and right double-tap shortcut for AirPods in iOS 11

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Select Bluetooth.
  3. Tap Left or Right under Double-Tap on AirPod.
  4. Select from the available double-tap shortcuts.

  5. Tap the back arrow at the top left of the screen.
  6. Select the other AirPod.
  7. Select the same or a different double-tap shortcut.

Once enabled, you'll be able to immediately use your AirPods with your new double-tap shortcuts.

How to disable the left or right double-tap shortcut for AirPods in iOS 11

If you find yourself skipping tracks or pausing songs because you accidentally double tap your AirPods too often, you can disable the feature.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Bluetooth.

  3. Tap Left or Right under Double-Tap on Airpod.
  4. Select Off.

Now you can tap, double-tap, smash, or throw your AirPods (which I don't recommend) without accidentally triggering a shortcut.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to enable and customize the double-tap shortcut for AirPods in iOS 11? Put them in the questions and we'll help you out! And if you're looking for other ways to customize your AirPods settings, see below.

How to customize your AirPods settings

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Be prepared for your next at-home electronics repair with this $25 iFixit toolkit

Posted on by Jared DiPane.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Got any ongoing do-it-yourself projects? Need some precision repair work done? This deal is definitely for you, then!

We know. You're clumsy and break things, and fixing them gets expensive, right? Doing it yourself is a great option, but only if you have the right tools around. Right now you can pick up the 64-piece iFixit driver kit for $24.99. This is the best price you'll find on the kit right now, which is around $20 lower than it normally sells for.

  • Complete solution for precision repair, 64 bits selected using data from thousands of repair guides.
  • Ergonomic Aluminum Handle provides plenty of torque, & is magnetized with a ball bearing swivel top.
  • Case features magnetic closure for durability and a screw sorting tray integrated into the lid.
  • All the bits to repair cell phones, game consoles, wearables, laptops, desktops, tablets, and more!
  • Covered by iFixit's Lifetime Warranty

Whether you have a broken device right now that you want to take a crack (get it?!) at fixing, or want to upgrade your existing tech with a new hard drive or graphics card, you won't want to miss out on this deal.

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This $8 Apple Watch leather band is good for any occasion

Posted on by John Levite.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Get a band that's inexpensive enough to not bankrupt you while still looking good enough to complement your Apple Watch!

This Benuo brown leather band for the 42mm Apple Watch is down to $8.46 with code 8U7O5X5P. It's compatible with all Apple Watch models, including the recently announced Series 3. The normal price for this band is $20 but it's currently discounted to $18. The code should work on every variety you see on the product page, including a couple shades of Brown, Black, and both sizes of the watch in 38mm and 42mm.

A couple of the deals from a previous post are still live if you want some different styles, including a Red Leather Band for $7 and a Brown Leather Band for $6. Use code TEYEV44F.

I know you're ready to jump on the Apple Watch Series 3 bandwagon and rightfully so. Official Apple Watch bands can cost the equivalent of a small country, though. It's nice to be able to get a band that's not only affordable but also looks great.

Features include:

  • Vintage Top Grain Leather surface, soft microfiber lining & handmade tone-on-tone stitching decorate the beautiful appearance
  • Designed with 7 holes for length control, freely adjusts the length to fit your wrist.
  • The buckle is made of solid stainless steel, also the clasp pin is stable and long, never worry about the middle pin as the buckle disengages easily. * Secure your Apple Watch with impeccable yet unpretentious style.
  • The adapter is sturdy enough for daily abrasion, we updated to a more advanced and durable version, super easy to install, no screws or screwdriver needed, and you don't need to worry about the adapters falling apart.

The band comes with a lifetime warranty and 60-day money back gaurantee.

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How to delete apps in iOS 11

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Though the process for deleting an app from your iPhone or iPad hasn't changed much, now that there are a lot of other things you can do when you press and hold an app, you've got to be a little more delicate.{.intro}

With the update to iOS 11, there've been some user interface changes to app icons on your Home screen. The basic idea is still the same: Press and hold on an app until it enters "jiggly mode," then tap the X to delete it. In iOS 11, however, you might have to be a little more subtle with your gestures in order to trigger the ability to delete an app. Here's how it works on different devices.

How to delete apps on iPad Pro

On iPad Pro, Apple has added the ability to see actions, similar to triggering widgets on phones that support 3D Touch (Note: I was only able to perform this with the Google Drive app). Therefore, when you just press and hold on an app for one second, you might trigger the widget.

Pressing and holding on an app for one second will also allow you to move an app around on the Home screen without deleting it. This is great news for people that constantly accidentally delete apps when they were trying to move them.

To trigger the delete function, keep holding the app for a total of two seconds. It'll hover after one second and jiggle after two.

How to delete apps on iPhone with 3D Touch

On iPhones with 3D Touch, it's always been a hassle to delete an app. We're constantly accidentally triggering the 3D Touch peek-and-pop widgets instead.

That hasn't changed in iOS 11. You'll still find yourself accidentally triggering the widget if you're not careful.

My suggestion: lightly place your finger on the app. Do not press down on it. After about one second, you'll see the delete button when it's ready.

Strangely, apps don't seem to jiggle anymore on 3D Touch supported devices. Maybe that's a glitch?

How to delete apps on iPad and iPhone without 3D Touch

On other devices, like the iPad and the iPhone SE, you're in luck. Nothing has changed. You can press and hold on an app for one second until it triggers jiggly mode. Then, you can press the X button to delete the app.

What to do if your motor skills make it difficult to delete an app

If you're unable to perform the gestures needed to trigger "jiggly" mode on your iPhone or iPad, you can delete them from the Settings app instead.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap [Device] Storage.

  4. Select the app you want to delete.
  5. Tap Delete app.
  6. Tap Delete to confirm that you want to delete the app.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about how to delete apps on your iPhone or iPad? Put them in the comments and we'll help you out.

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Apple Publishes New iPad and iOS 11 How-To Videos

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Today, Apple officially launched iOS 11 to the public, bringing the next big software upgrade for the iPad lineup. Continue reading

How to find purchased apps you’ve hidden in iOS 11

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
Categories: Uncategorized.

You can hide purchased apps you no longer want to see — but how do you get them back?

I've been an iPhone user nearly ten years. That translates into a lot of purchased apps over the last almost-decade, and I'm not exactly thrilled about each and every purchase. (Did I need seventeen sticker pack apps when those launched? Probably not.) So I love the fact that you can hide apps from your previous purchases list to make the apps you do want to re-install easier to find.

But, as Gadget Hacks discovered, there's a bit of a fly in this hidden-purchase ointment: While you can easily hide purchases by swiping on them, you can't actually find them again on your iPhone or iPad. As far as I can tell, there's no "Hidden Purchases" tab or secret menu item.

There is, however, a work-around: iTunes. Despite the note in the Gadget Hacks article, you can still view hidden purchases even though the App Store no longer formally lives on the Mac. Here's how to do it.

How to find purchased apps that you've hidden

These steps work as of iTunes 12.7.0.166.

  1. Open iTunes on your Mac or PC.
  2. Go to the Account menu.
  3. Choose View My Account.

  4. Authorize your account with your fingerprint and/or password.
  5. Scroll down to Purchase History and press Manage next to Hidden Purchases.
  6. Select Apps on the upper right side of the screen.
  7. Choose the apps you wish to unhide.

What do you think?


Is this process cumbersome? (Yes.) Should there be a solution on the iPhone or iPad directly? (Probably.) We've filed a radar for Apple at rdar://34526196, but let us know what you think in the comments, iMore!

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Apple Releases Safari 11 for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan

Posted on by Evan Selleck.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Apple is planning on releasing the next major upgrade for macOS, High Sierra, next week. Ahead of that, the newest version of Safari is making its way out. Continue reading

How to customize Control Center in iOS 11

Posted on by Lory Gil.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Control Center gets a lot more useful in iOS 11 thanks to customizable controls!

Control Center gets a lot bigger and more customizable as of iOS 11. While you can still access your flashlight, timer, camera, Airplane Mode, Bluetooth, AirPlay Mirroring, audio playback controls, your Home app shortcuts (and others), you'll also be able to turn cellular data on or off, trigger Low Power mode, quickly open the Notes app, and a whole lot more! Here's how to customize Control Center in iOS 11.

What can you put in Control Center in iOS 11?

  • Camera
  • Low Power Mode toggle
  • Screen Recording
  • Wallet
  • Do Not Disturb While Driving
  • Home
  • Apple TV Remote
  • Flashlight
  • Calculator
  • Alarm
  • Notes
  • Voice Memos
  • Accessibility Shortcuts
  • Guided Access
  • Magnifier
  • Stopwatch
  • Text Size controls
  • Timer

How to customize Control Center in iOS 11

When you have Control Center enabled, you can customize which features you want to create shortcuts for in iOS 11.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Control Center.
  3. Tap Customize Controls.
  4. Tap the add button (+) next to a control under the More Controls section.

Note: You won't be able to make any changes to Airplane mode, Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio playback, Lock screen rotation, Do Not Disturb, or screen mirroring. Those controls remain in Control Center.

How to organize the order of controls in Control Center in iOS 11

You may discover that you want to use one particular control a lot and another rarely in Control Center. You can organize what order they appear in the panel in iOS 11.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Control Center.
  3. Press and hold on a control until it goes into hover mode.
  4. Drag the control to its new location on the list.

You can fiddle with your Control Center settings until it looks just right.

How to remove controls from Control Center in iOS 11

So maybe it turns out you don't use the flashlight as much as you thought you did. You can remove it from Control Center in iOS 11.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap Control Center.
  3. Tap Customize Controls.
  4. Tap the remove button (-) next to a control under the Include section.

Note: You won't be able to make any changes to Airplane mode, Cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, audio playback, lock screen rotation, Do Not Disturb, or screen mirroring. Those controls remain in Control Center.

Any questions?

Do yo have any questions about customizing Control Center in iOS 11? Put them in the comments and we'll help you out.

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Top 25 iOS 11 Tips and Tricks for iPhone and iPad

Posted on by Khamosh Pathak.
Categories: Uncategorized.
iOS 11 is a revolutionary update for the iPad. But on the iPhone, it’s filled with smaller features. If you’ve upgraded to iOS 11 and are looking for all the ways you can use the new iOS 11 features to get most out of your device, just follow the list of our iOS 11 tips and tricks. Continue reading

Amazon’s a hero with tons of Marvel comics on sale, including some freebies

Posted on by Alex Smith.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Dive into this Marvel comics sale and experience more of your favorite hero's greatest moments and defeats!

Any good Marvel fan has been counting the days 'til Thor: Ragnarok arrives in theaters to continue Phase Three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If the wait for November 3rd is getting increasingly harrowing for you, then this deal is likely just what you need. Amazon has a huge variety of digital Marvel comics and graphic novels on sale currently, with many available completely free!

As you know, Marvel is home to some of the most well-known and beloved superheroes on Earth and beyond. The volume of comic books and graphic novels the company has published over decades is staggering, and the myriad of stories produced has truly changed the world.

A few of the free comics on sale include:

Meanwhile, there are tons of longer reads heavily discounted currently, such as:

Most of these comics are viewable via the free comiXology app which is a companion to the Kindle app dedicated solely to comics, graphic novels and manga. The app is available to download on iOS and Android devices, along with Amazon tablets. You can even go to comiXology.com to read your comics on your computer. These comics can also be read via the regular Kindle app.

If you're searching for unrestricted access to Marvel's library of comics and graphic novels, consider joining Marvel Unlimited. For $10 a month (or $69 per year), you'll gain instant streaming access to a digital library of over 20,000 Marvel comics. Overall, it blows Amazon's deal out of the sky if you're a regular comic book reader.

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Every ARKit app you can install right now

Posted on by Russell Holly.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Check out every AR app out there today!

One of the biggest features to come to iOS 11 is ARKit, enabling developers to open up your world to a whole new kind of gaming and discovery system. Instead of being limited to the screen, you can play on surfaces big and small and you can play with others. The only thing limiting you right now is not knowing which ARKit apps are out there right now, so you can dive in and see which apps are your new favorite.

Searching Apple's massive App Store can take a long time, so we've compiled a big friendly list for you to pick out the real winners!

Want to see our favorite ARKit apps and demos? We've got that over here too!

Free Apps and Games

These apps are either fun new apps that are played entirely in AR, or existing popular games that offer new AR features or special levels built for AR.

Paid Apps and Games

Instead of going through the Freemium model to find your AR happy place, these apps ask for a little cash up front.

Have you found any ARKit apps we've missed? Give us a shout in the comments!

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How to Downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10.3.3 on Your iPhone or iPad

Posted on by Andy.
Categories: Uncategorized.
Apple finally released the final version of iOS 11 to the public which includes several cool features and improvements. There is a lot of excitement whenever Apple releases a new major iOS software update, so it is quite understandable that the natural instinct is to install iOS 11. Continue reading

iPad Drag and Drop, Multitasking, and Split View in iOS 11: Everything you need to know!

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Curious about the iPad's new multitasking features in iOS 11? Here's what you need to know.

The iPad is getting a pretty significant interface adjustment in iOS 11 when it comes to working with multiple apps. Apple's 64-bit iPad line will receive a new Dock, multitasking features, drag and drop, virtual keyboard features, and a lot more. If you're curious about how this will look on your iPad — and whether it's eligible — read on!

What's new for iPad multitasking in iOS 11?

A whole lot. iPad owners are going to see the following features show up on their devices later this year:

A new Dock

Not only does the Dock look more Mac-like, with a rounded overlay interface, but it can store many more apps. Users can also now access it from any app with a small swipe up from the bottom of the screen, and switch apps with a tap.

A new multitasking screen

Extend that swipe up to the middle of the screen (or use a four-finger gesture), and you'll see the iPad's new App Switcher, a combination of the Mac's Mission Control interface and iOS 11's customizable Control Center widgets. The iPad's new Control Center is set up with widgets on the right side of the screen, the Dock along the bottom, and App Spaces — app thumbnails, along with Split View instances — an easy swipe to the right. You can tap (or tap and hold) on any widget to control it, or tap one of the apps to jump into full screen.

New Split View and Slide Over controls

Split View and Slide Over have gotten super-charged in iOS 11, letting you have more open panels than ever before. Split View will also allow you to actively swap panels with different apps, and control which apps sit on which side of the screen.

Drag and Drop

No, you're not dreaming. Drag and drop has come to the iPad at last, with full support for dragging apps, documents, photos, text, and more, all with a tap and hold.

Which iPads are going to get the new iOS 11 multitasking features?

Pretty much the entirety of Apple's 64-bit iPad line, with a few caveats.

  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro*
  • iPad Air 2*
  • iPad Air*
  • iPad, 5th generation*
  • iPad mini 4*
  • iPad mini 3*
  • iPad mini 2*

*= These devices have less than 4GB of RAM, and as such won't be able to use every Split View and Slide Over option (detailed below).

What about the iPhone?

No dice for most features, at least in iOS 11; that said, iPhone users can take advantage of Drag and Drop with app icons on the Home screen.

How does the new Dock work?

Like before, the Dock lives along the bottom of your Home screen, but it now has a bunch more spaces for your favorite apps — up to 13 static apps on the 9.7-inch, and more on the larger options. As before, you can drag apps you love to the Dock to save them there; iOS will also intelligently suggest up to three more recently opened apps along the right side of the screen from which to pick.

In apps, the Dock is omnipresent, too: Swipe up from the bottom of the screen in any app, and the Dock appears, ready to switch to a different app, open up an app in Slide Over mode, or enter Split View.

How does the new Split View and Slide Over work?

Like the Split View of iOS generations gone by, iOS 11 allows iPad users to sit two iPad apps side by side while working. But how you get into Split View in iOS 11 is a little different — as well as what you can do with it.

As before, to enter Split View, you open the first app you'd like to use. But from there, there's no side-of-the-screen swiping. Instead, you swipe up from the bottom of the screen to pull up your Dock, and drag the app you want to use onto the left or right side of the screen.

A single Slide Over window appears, showcasing the new app on top of the existing one — but unlike years past, both the Slide Over app and active app can be interacted with simultaneously (if your iPad supports it). This means that even if an app hasn't implemented true Split View support, you can use two apps simultaneously without having to constantly open and dismiss a Slide Over app. You can also move the Slide Over panel to either side of the screen at any time, so you're not blocking the content you need.


It's additionally easy to turn that Slide Over panel into a proper Split View screen if the apps in question support it: Just drag down on the top edit handle to pull the app into Split View mode; you can then adjust the vertical edit handle to change the sizing of each panel.

Can you use Split View on multiple instances of the same app in iOS 11?


Not that we can tell, beyond apps that currently support it (like Safari).

How can I adjust Split View apps?

In Split View, you can look at applications in three ways when holding the iPad horizontally:

  • 50-50: Each app takes up the exact same real estate on the iPad.
  • 25-75: The app on the left takes up just 25% of the screen, with the right app taking up 75%.
  • 75-25: The app on the left takes up 75% of the screen, with the right app taking up 25%.

When holding the iPad vertically, you'll only have the 25-75 or 75-25 options.

You can also adjust which pane is on the left, and which is on the right: Tap and drag the top slider to swap it to the left or right side of the screen. You can also drag it down again to return it to Slide Over mode.

How do I swap out different apps in Split View?

The best way is to pull up the Dock and go from there. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen, then drag the app you wish to use from the Dock into one of the Split View instances. It will then take over that instance, populating with the app in question.

To launch an app that isn't in your Dock, you can return to the Home screen with the Home button, highlight the app in question, and use a second finger to re-open your original app.

You can also use Spotlight search when connected to a keyboard.

How do I return a Split View app to a Slide Over panel?

You need only pull down again on the top edit handle.

What about getting rid of the Slide Over panel?

Just swipe to the left or right to sweep the Slide over panel off the screen. (It will continue to live on that side of the screen, so you can slide it back into existence at any time.)

What about leaving apps entirely or finding a new app?

To exit Split View, you can drag the center edit handle all the way to the left or right side of the screen to have one of the two apps take over the entirety of the screen; from there, you can change the current app by opening the Dock, or swiping all the way up to enter the App Switcher, which contains snapshots of every app you've opened on your iPad.

You can alternatively search in Spotlight for a new app: Pull down from the top of the screen to access the new Lock screen/Notification Center, then swipe right to access the Search bar and type in your app query.

What does Split View look like on the 7.9-inch, 9.7-inch, 10.5-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad?

Each iPad model has a slightly different implementation of Split View, based on internal RAM and screen size.

iPad mini 2 and 3, and iPad Air

These can't use true Split View; instead, they'll be able to pull up a single Slide Over implementation.

iPad mini 4 (7.9-inch iPad) & all supported 9.7-inch iPads

These iPads all use the Compact size class when going into Split View: This means that after you set two apps into Split View, those apps will display iPhone-style UI when set side by side in a 50-50 split, and one iPad, one iPhone-style when in a 25-75 or 75-25 split.

Because of RAM limitations on these iPads, you can pull up a maximum of two Split View apps with both in focus; you can also pull up to two Split View apps, one Slide Over app, and a Picture-in-Picture video all on the same screen, but only the Slide Over app will be in focus.

10.5-inch iPad Pro

This iPad uses the Compact size class when going into Split View: This means that after you set two apps into Split View, those apps will display iPhone-style UI when set side by side in a 50-50 split, and one iPad, one iPhone-style when in a 25-75 or 75-25 split.

This iPad has 4GB of RAM, allowing it to pull up a maximum of two Split View apps, one Slide Over app, and a Picture-in-Picture video all on the same screen; all will be in focus.

12.9-inch iPads

These iPad uses the Regular size class when going into Split View: This means that after you set two apps into Split View, those apps will display iPad-style UI when set side by side in a 50-50, 25-75 or 75-25 split.

This iPad has 4GB of RAM, allowing it to pull up a maximum of two Split View apps, one Slide Over app, and a Picture-in-Picture video all on the same screen; all will be in focus.

What's the App Switcher, and how do I use it?

You can either swipe all the way up from the bottom of the screen or use a four-finger swipe upward to access the App Switcher, which squishes App Spaces and Control Center together in an easy-to-access location. It essentially replaces both iOS's Multitasking View and that awkward grey vertical scrolling space when swapping apps in Split View in iOS 9 and 10; instead, you're presented with a horizontally-scrolling thumbnail gallery of every app you've ever opened — including those saved in Split View configurations.

Can I have multiple Split View configurations of the same apps?

Unlike the Mac's Spaces, you unfortunately can't have multiple configurations of the same apps (i.e. an App Space that had Safari and Mail, and an App Space that had Safari and Fantastical) at this time. It's definitely a feature I'd like to see come to iPad in the future, however.

How do I force quit apps in the new App Switcher?

Tap and hold on any app (or App Space) to bring up Edit mode; from there, tap on the X in the upper left corner of the app or App Space to remove it.

How does Drag and Drop work on the iPad?


Drag and Drop uses a touch-and-hold based multitouch interface to let you drag a remarkable amount of items inside an app itself, or even between apps using the Dock or Home button. To choose something to drag, simply highlight it and tap and hold — the item will enlarge slightly and its opacity will dim.

Fun fact: You can interact with any other item on screen or the Home button itself while in Drag mode — for instance, you can start dragging a photo in the Photos app, press the Home button, open the Files app from the Home screen, add a file to the selection from iCloud Drive, bring up the Dock, then drop your Photos and file attachments in a Mail message.

From here, you can use a secondary finger (or fingers) to either bring up the Dock or App Switcher while continuing to hold on that original item; you can navigate with your secondary fingers until you've found the app you wish to drop the item in, then hover it over the instance. The app will then double-pulse and open; if you can add the item to the new app, you'll see a green plus button in the upper right corner — once you see it, you're free to release your hold on the item. Otherwise, releasing your hold will snap it back to its original location.

What can I drag, officially?

There's no master list available currently on Apple's website, but we've seen the following work:

  • Apps onto other apps in Split View (to replace the active pane)
  • Multiple apps into a folder on the Home Screen
  • Text
  • URLs
  • Images
  • Files

Can I drag multiple items?

Yup! After you tap the first item, use secondary fingers to lightly tap any and all additional items you want to move. You can even combine items from separate apps if you so choose — Drag states are persistent through app switching.

How does this work with apps?

With iOS 11, you'll be able to use Drag and Drop to quickly move multiple apps around on your iPad — and the iPhone (7 or later) line, too. To do so, press and hold on an app until you see it enter Edit mode; from there, use multiple fingers to tap on any secondary apps you wish to select, then move them to the appropriate screen or folder.

How does the long press to enter Edit mode differ from the long press to drag an app into Split View?

As the iPad doesn't have 3D Touch, it's all about how long you hold it: When you press and hold for a few moments, the icon will enlarge slightly and wiggle, letting you know it's ready to be used for Split View. Continue to hold it, and it will go into full-on wiggle mode with the X in its upper right corner — that's Edit mode.

What about the old iPad multitasking gestures? Are those still there?

Yep! You can still use some multi-finger gestures in iOS 11:

  • Four-finger lateral swipes to switch between apps
  • Four-finger upward swipe to bring up the App Switcher
  • Four-finger pinch to return to the Home screen
  • Two-finger pinch to adjust the Picture-in-Picture options
  • One-finger drag to hide Picture in Picture

Other questions about iPad multitasking?

Let me know in the comments and I'll get to digging.

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How to use Slide Over and Split View on the iPad in iOS 11

Posted on by Serenity Caldwell.
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iOS 11 changes the multitasking game on the iPad and iPad Pro. Here's how to use it!

If you like using multiple apps on your iPad, you're going to love Apple's new multitasking improvements in iOS 11: Slide Over and Split View are going to be easier to use than ever thanks to the Dock and drag and drop motions.

iPad Drag and Drop, Multitasking, and Split View in iOS 11: Everything you need to know!

Running iOS 11? Here's how to use all of the new multitasking features.

What does multitasking look like in iOS 11?

There are four components to multitasking in iOS 11: Slide Over, Split View, Picture-in-Picture, and the App Switcher. These terms should be familiar to iOS 10 iPad users, but they've all been redesigned and improved in iOS 11.

Slide Over

Slide Over allows you to have a second app on the left or right side of the screen in an iPhone-sized floating pane; you can also hide it off the screen or re-summon it at any time by swiping it away (hence the "slide" portion of the name).

Unlike iOS 10, Slide Over doesn't currently have a default "app" you can slide in from the screen — after a restart, you'll need to drag one on the screen from the Dock or Home screen.

How to use Slide Over in iOS 11

Split View

Split View lets you have two persistent apps sitting side by side on your iPad. Depending on the screen size of your iPad, those two apps may be displayed as Compact (iPhone UI) or Regular (iPad UI) next to each other.

On certain iPads, you can also resize Split View panes for a 50-50, 25-75 or 75-25 split in a horizontal orientation; when holding the tablet vertically, you'll only have the 25-75 or 75-25 options.

  • 50-50: Each app takes up the exact same real estate on the iPad.
  • 25-75: The app on the left takes up just 25% of the screen, with the right app taking up 75%.
  • 75-25: The app on the left takes up 75% of the screen, with the right app taking up 25%.

When multitasking in the App Switcher, Split View apps will remain conjoined until separated; Apple calls them "App Spaces." Unlike the Mac's Spaces, you can't have multiple configurations of the same apps (i.e. an App Space that had Safari and Mail, and an App Space that had Safari and Fantastical) at this time.

How to use Split View in iOS 11

Picture-in-Picture

If you're watching a video in an app that supports Picture-in-Picture, you may be able to minimize the video window to float alongside your current workspace, effectively making the video a second Slide Over pane.

Once in Picture-in-Picture mode, you can pinch-to-zoom or shrink the window, position it in any corner of the screen, play/pause video, slide the video off-screen, or return it to its original app.

How to use Picture-in-Picture on your iPad

App Switcher

iOS 11's App Switcher replaces iOS 10's multitasking screen and can be accessed by double-pressing the Home Button or using a four-finger swipe upwards on the screen. It's comprised of four parts: Control Center, the Dock, App Spaces, and recently used apps.

On the iPad, Control Center is positioned to the right of the screen and works much like it does on the iPhone in iOS 11, while the Dock (bottom-aligned) is there to quickly enter other recently-used apps.

App Spaces can be found immediately to the left of Control Center; they're what Apple is calling its conjoined Split View apps. You can tap to enter them, though you can't currently separate them or create new App Spaces from the App Switcher interface.

Other recently used apps can be scrolled through by swiping right and tapped on to enter them; you can also force quit them by pressing and holding on a pane.

How to use the new App Switcher and Control Center in iOS 11

Which iPads can take advantage of multitasking in iOS 11?

Any iPad that runs iOS 11 can use multitasking, but each offers different levels of support depending on its RAM.

12.9-inch iPad Pro (first and second generation)

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Apple's best implementation of multitasking: Both generations have 4GB of RAM and a screen large enough to support Split View apps in their largest configuration.

  • Slide Over: Supports Slide Over on top of Split View with full interaction* for all apps

    Second-generation iPad Pro only; first-generation supports Slide Over on top of Split View, but only Slide Over is in focus.

  • Split View: Supports Regular (iPad UI) size classes in Split view; it supports 50-50/25-75/75-25 views horizontally and 25-75/75-25 views vertically.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Supports PiP next to Slide Over and on top of Split View with full interaction.

10.5-inch iPad Pro

The 10.5-inch iPad Pro also has 4GB of RAM, but the smaller screen limits it to iPhone UI-style sizes in Split View.

  • Slide Over: Supports Slide Over on top of Split View with full interaction for all apps.
  • Split View: Supports Compact (iPhone UI) size classes in Split view; it supports 50-50/25-75/75-25 views horizontally and 25-75/75-25 views vertically.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Supports PiP next to Slide Over and on top of Split View with full interaction.

9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini 4 (7.9-inch iPad), and all other 9.7-inch iPads

  • Slide Over: Supports Slide Over; only the Slide Over pane is useable when on the screen, with the background app or Split View apps grayed out.
  • Split View: Supports Compact (iPhone UI) size classes in Split view; it supports 50-50/25-75/75-25 views horizontally and 25-75/75-25 views vertically.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Supports PiP next to Slide Over and on top of Split View with only PiP and Slide Over in focus.

iPad mini 2 and 3, and iPad Air

These devices can't use most of iOS 11's multitasking features due to RAM limitations.

  • Slide Over: Supports Slide Over; only the Slide Over pane is useable when on the screen, with the background app grayed out.
  • Split View: Not supported.
  • Picture-in-Picture: Supports PiP next to Slide Over and on top of Split View with only PiP and Slide Over in focus.

How to add a second app on screen in Slide Over and Split View

Whether you want to add a Slide Over pane or enter Split View, adding an app to your workspace is pretty simple.

From the Dock

  1. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to invoke the Dock.
  2. Tap and drag on an app in the Dock to invoke Multitasking mode.
  3. Drag the app out of the Dock up to the screen.

From the Home Screen

Want to use an app that's not in your Dock? Here's how to go about it.

  1. Press the Home Button to return to your Home Screen.
  2. Tap and drag on an app on your Home Screen to invoke Multitasking mode.
  3. While dragging the app, use a second finger to tap the other app you want to use. (If the other app is on another Home screen, you can swipe and then tap while dragging on the first app.)

How to choose the type of multitasking you want: Slide Over or Split View


Once you've picked the app you'd like to use, you can choose what kind of multitasking you'd like to do: Slide Over, or Split View.

  1. To invoke Slide Over, drag the app to the center of the screen.
  2. Release your drag. Slide Over automatically positions on the right side of the screen.

  1. To invoke Split View, drag the app to the far left or right of the screen until you see the main app pane bump over, leaving a black space.
  2. Release your drag.

How to adjust your Slide Over or Split View apps

Here's how to reposition apps once you've opened them in a multitasking mode.

How to turn a Slide Over pane into a Split View pane

  1. Position the Slide Over window on the side of the screen you'd like it.
  2. Pull down on the Slide Over pane's Edit handle at the top of the screen until you see the main app pane bump over, leaving a black space.
  3. Release your drag.

How to turn a Split View pane into a Slide Over pane

  1. Position the Split View slider so that the app you wish to turn into a Slide Over pane is in 25% view.
  2. Pull down on the Split View pane's Edit handle at the top of the screen until you see the main app pane bump over, taking over the entirety of the screen.
  3. Release your drag.

How to reposition an app in Slide Over

  • To reposition the app on the left side of the screen, tap and drag the top of the Slide Over window to the left side.
  • To reposition the app on the right side of the screen, tap and drag the top of the Slide Over window to the right side.
  • To hide the app, drag the top of the Slide Over window off-screen to the right.

How to reposition an app in Split View

  • To reposition the size of each Split View, drag on the vertical Edit handle in the middle of the screen.
  • To swap panes, return the Split View pane to Slide Over by dragging down on the top Edit handle, follow the instructions for moving a Slide Over pane to the left side of the screen, and turn it back into a Split View pane.

How to swap out apps in Split View

  1. Follow the instructions for adding an app from either the Dock or Home Screen.
  2. Drag the app icon on top of the app you want to switch out; the pane should darken.

    If you don't see the pane darken and the app icon re-size, you may be trying to switch out an app that doesn't support Split View.

  3. Release your drag.

How to swap out apps in Slide Over

  1. Follow the instructions for adding an app from either the Dock or Home Screen as a Slide Over pane; the existing Slide Over pane will disappear when you drag the new app icon to the screen.

How to remove Slide Over or Split View app panes

Whether you're done with multitasking or you want to clear your workspace, here's how to remove Slide Over and Split View app panes.

How to remove the Slide Over pane

  1. Swipe right on the active Slide Over app pane to send it off screen.

How to remove a Split View app pane

  1. Tap and hold on the vertical Edit handle in the middle of the screen.
  2. Drag left or right to the edge of the screen to close the app in the direction you're dragging.

  3. To close both Split View panes at once, double press the Home button.
  4. Tap and hold on the Split View App Space.
  5. Select the Quit icon (looks like a black X) in the upper left corner of the App Space.

Other questions on Split View and Slide Over?

If you have any questions about iPad multitasking with iOS 11, drop them in the comments!

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How to delete burst photos ’stuck’ in your camera roll

Posted on by Anthony Casella.
Categories: Uncategorized.

Having trouble deleting burst photos with numerous shots from your camera roll on iOS? Here's a way to get rid of them!

Ever have a numerous-shot burst photo series get stuck in your camera roll? Not able to delete them with the normal "Select >Trashcan" method? Here's a way to delete your large series photo bursts on iOS.

What is a burst photo?

Burst photos on iOS allows for you to press and hold the camera button to take a fast series of photos after which iOS will automatically choose the best photo from the burst. If you'd rather a different photo, you can select the best photo from that burst manually. The longer you press and hold the camera button, the more photos will be taken in your photo burst.

What's the problem?

I'm playing around with some photogrammetry and I was using my iPhone to take photos to create a 3D object to upload onto my computer. I figured (wrongly) that using burst mode might save me some time by taking the multitude of photos required. The result was a series of burst photos with many hundreds of shots in them. Although I could easily access the burst from my camera roll, I could not delete them. Smaller bursts I could remove without issue. Larger ones, decided to remain.

How to delete numerous-shot burst photos.

Although you must perform a few extra steps, the process is fairly simple.

  1. Open your Photos app.
  2. Tap on your problematic burst photo. Note that a burst photo will look like a stack of pictures one on top of another.
  3. Tap Select.

  4. Toggle any single photo as your Favorite. It doesn't matter which as you'll be trashing them regardless.
  5. Tap Done.
  6. Tap Keep Only 1 Favorite.

  7. Tap Select.
  8. Tap your 1 Favorite photo you chose in step 6.
  9. Tap the Trash Can icon.
  10. Tap Delete Photo.

Need more information on using your Camera app?

You can learn how to master the Camera app by checking out all of our tips and tricks for your iPhone or iPad here!

Comments or questions?

Do you have any secret kung-fu on using the Camera app you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments!

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