iPhone backups

The screen broke on my iPhone and need to get it replaced.  As with any service to the smart phones, you want to make sure your data is backed up prior to any work being done.  Even if iCloud is used, it is a better idea to connect your iPhone to your computer and make … Read more

How to save battery power when you really need to

The iPhone comes with a power save feature that extends the battery for times when you are not able to charge the phone.  Sporting events, gatherings, camping trips, etc are some examples where you can extend the power your phone battery has by activating “Low Power Mode.” Go to Settings, then Battery and slide to … Read more

Securing your iPhone

It’s been in the news lately.  Should Apple allow the US Government access to a phone?  Maybe both sides are correct.  In any event, securing your phone is as important today as ever and the story has gotten many people thinking about their phone security.  There are three settings you can use to really secure … Read more

Permanently delete text messages on an iPhone

In an earlier Tip we discussed how to create more space on your smart phone by removing text messages you don’t need to save.  As you may know, those messages are still stored on the iPhone data base and can be found using spotlight.  To eradicate them permanently we suggest using a free utility called … Read more

Creating space on an iPhone

No matter how much space you have on your iPhone, it seems not enough.  You can increase your available space on the iPhone and increase personal privacy at the same time. Text messages may not seem like an area of data storage that would take up a lot of space.  When you consider how many … Read more