By default in iOS, unread notifications are sorted in chronological order, so the most recent notification will be listed at the top of the list. The way iOS sorts your notifications means that those received at different times, even from the same app, may not be listed in the same section. If your Notification Center is busy, you probably only see the most recent update of your favorite app, while the old updates are way down the list. Luckily, it is possible to group notifications by app. By doing so, managing and dismissing notifications becomes much easier.
The Calendar app on your iPhone helps you keep track of appointments and events that are important to you. You can use your iPhone to schedule reminders for dates and meetings through the Calendar app. You can create a new event, edit an existing activity, or delete a calendar entry. To learn how to create a new calendar event on your iPhone, read through the whole article.
In the past, any files that were shared on Google Drive could be downloaded. However, a recent service update from Google has given users the ability to disable downloading for files that are available to everyone. Here is how to use it.
If you ever accidentally delete your notes inside the Notes app, follow the steps in this tutorial to recover them.
By default, photos that you have taken inside Facebook Messenger and photos from your friends will not be saved to the gallery. This is understandable because not all of the photos are worth saving. However, if you often communicate and exchange important photos with friends, saving those pictures automatically can save you a lot of time. Here is how to enable this feature inside the Messenger app on both iOS and Android.
By default, Spotlight indexes most of your files, and they can be accessed by entering search terms. While this is a convenient feature since you do not have to remember the exact location of your files, your secret files may be exposed. Luckily, it is possible to configure Spotlight to exclude specific files from the search result. Here is how to do it.
Even though Gmail’s default interface is satisfactory, you might prefer to spice it up to make working with email messages a bit less monotonous. The good news is that Gmail has a built-in feature to help you do just that. You can even upload your own picture and set it as your Gmail background. Here’s how.
Depending on your settings, Apple Music may only allow you to stream songs when your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network. However, if you are using a fast 3G or 4G connection with an unlimited data plan, you can configure Apple Music to stream songs over this connection as well. Here is how to do it.
When you first set up the Apple Watch, the device will ask you to set up a passcode. Using a passcode on a watch may seem strange, but it helps to protect your private information (e.g., credit card numbers) and to block unauthorized access when you are not wearing it. However, if you are not using Apple Pay and do not have any sensitive information on the device, you may want disable the passcode. One benefit of disabling the code is that you do not have to enter the code repeatedly to use the device when it is not on your wrist.
Since iOS 8.4, the Music app has been enhanced with new features for Apple Music. Now, you have extra tabs for accessing content from the service, and your offline music collection is located under the last tab. However, if you are not using Apple Music, these tabs are all unnecessary. Here is how to remove them from the Music app.