How to switch keyboards quickly in iOS 12

Normally you tap the globe icon on the iPhone and iPad keyboards to switch between the regular keyboard and the emoji one. That’s fine– it works. But, if you tap and HOLD the globe icon, you get a quick way to switch to the one-handed keyboards (left- and right-handed versions), as well as an easy way to switch among multiple keyboard layouts (Bitmoji, anyone?). First you tap and hold the globe button… Then you get a bunch of handy options. Continue reading How to switch keyboards quickly in iOS 12

Save Your iPhone’s Battery by Turning Off “Push” for Mail

Do you want your iPhone’s batter to last longer? Of course you do. The single most important thing to do is to set your iPhone to check for new mail only when you open the app and ask for it. Here’s how you do it. 1. Go to Settings and then Mail, Contacts, Calendars 2. Tap Fetch New Data and turn Push off 3. Scroll down to Fetch and set Fetch to Manually. This is going to save your battery. A lot. But, you are not going to know that you have new email until you open the Mail app … Continue reading Save Your iPhone’s Battery by Turning Off “Push” for Mail

Turn Your iPhone Sideways: Mail

Second in a series of “Turn Your iPhone Sideways” posts. Depending on the model of phone you have, and whether you have Display Zoom enabled, turning the iPhone sideways may show the list of messages alongside the message you’re reading. You can tap the two-headed arrow at top to go full-screen.  Also depending on the model of iPhone you have, and whether you have Display Zoom enabled, rotating your iPhone may increase the size of the text.. The increased size can make the difference between squinting and reading comfortably. See below. Continue reading Turn Your iPhone Sideways: Mail