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Apple’s biggest boon is its futuristic approach. Unfortunately, that’s also its curse; hear me before any judgment. Apple often overlooks minute details/features in its farsightedness or extravagant feature list. This hampers the overall user experience and irritates users to the core.

Whether you consider this my wishlist for iOS 16 or some foolish hopes, here’s a list of basic features I wish Apple would introduce soon. Features that might seem too small; but have the power to greatly enhance the OS.

1. Turn off camera access from the Lock Screen

Yes, it is convenient, but why can’t it be my choice? The camera and flashlight access from the Lock Screen is a smart idea; you don’t have to waste time unlocking the phone.

Plus, when using the camera from the Lock Screen, you can’t view the iPhone’s camera roll, ensuring your privacy. Undoubtedly, the feature is great, but haven’t you ever accidentally and irritably enabled the camera or flashlight.

2. Predictive dialer for iPhone’s app

A galore of customization options are lacking in iOS. I understand the logic behind some, but some just stump me; why do we not have that? A simple example is the missing predictive dialer. When we start typing a contact’s name, a list of options pops up.

Why can’t that be applied to the keypad? When we key in a number, a list of suggestions can pop up. Agreed, the GenZ might not be number aficionados, but iPhone is also used by boomers and millennials. Some people still like remembering a number’s first/last digits and would love to dial like that.

Furthermore, the previously dialed number can be prompted when dialing an unsaved number again. Now, wouldn’t that be convenient? What’s more, Apple can make this a choice. Users can go to Settings and toggle it on/off, depending on whether they want a predictive dialer.

3. No ending point for the hourly reminder

This one is equal parts funny and irritating. Firstly, Apple takes ages to incorporate an hourly reminder system into the Reminder app. Then it suddenly removes the feature in one update and brings it back randomly in a later update.

While we’re happy that Apple decided to keep that feature in the mix, why isn’t there an off switch to it? So you can set an hourly reminder and the time from when it should start, but not a time when it should end. 😲😲😲

I don’t know why, but it seems that the developers at Apple don’t want us to keep an hourly reminder; unless we use a third-party app.

4. Different volumes for different notifications

When you adjust your device’s volume, the sound of every notification, whether a call, message, app alerts, etc., follows suit. We can debate whether this feature is really required or not. But all I am asking from the developers is to give users a choice.

I want the phone to ring loudly, messages a bit less, and alarms to go off loud, while reminders should just have a ping. And you may want something similar or entirely different, but what we get is the default. I hate to say it, but Android users get the choice. Why can’t iOS users be privy to it?

Note: You can adjust the alarm sound individually when using the Bedtime alarm.

5. Can’t share Wi-Fi passwords manually

However, you don’t have any control over the setting. The message usually pops up 8 times out of 10, so what about the other 2 times? How difficult would it be to incorporate a setting that will allow users to request a password from other users?

And if you’re scared of users being bombarded with password requests, give a switch to disable password sharing or contact-only settings like AirDrop.

6. View saved Wi-Fi passwords

What’s even a bigger sore point to the above situation is that you can’t simply go and check the Wi-Fi passwords! You’ll have to follow a series of steps to view saved Wi-Fi passwords before you can manually share them with others.

You can create a QR code and stick it to your router’s back as an alternative. But why should one go to such lengths?

7. Battery status on the Lock Screen

iPhones with notch do not carry battery status on the status bar. If users want to check the battery percentage, they’ll have to open Control Center or battery widget. In both scenarios, the user has to unlock the iPhone.

Wouldn’t a widget or battery percentage icon on the Lock Screen (like the Focus icon) be a better way of accessing these details? And as per the theme of this article, the user can choose to enable/disable the setting for privacy or other concerns.

8. Just view camera photos in the Photos app 

Note: I have a trick up my sleeve for this issue; go to the Photos app → Search tab → type iPhone in the search bar. You’ll see a list of iPhones; select the one you want to view.

9. Not easy to spot Burst or Live Photo in the Camera Roll

When viewing the Cameral Roll, you can easily spot a video via the time stamp. However, the same courtesy is not extended to Burst and Live Photos. You can spot the Live Photos and Burst mode icon when viewing them individually, but not while viewing everything together.

I must mention that Burst mode photos have a stacked-up look, but that’s only visible if you look too closely. I know that’s not a massive flaw, but since we’re on the topic, expressing my grudge against the issue is validated.

10. Apps stick to the grid on the Home Screen

This is one prick that iPhone users have been living with forever, while Android users are enjoying the perk. Apple is stringent over many things, and I understand the logic behind most of it, but not this one.

The iOS/iPadOS icons must follow a stringent grid for reasons better known to Apple. While we can move them around, we can’t place them randomly. Agreed, Apple loves and encourages minimalism and simplicity. But what if the user loves chaos, or their wallpapers only work when the icons are at the bottom.

On the one hand, it’s Apple’s iPhone, and on the other hand, it’s also Arshmeet’s (imagine your name) iPhone. So, the user should have a right to keep the Home Screen how they seem fit, as minimal or chaotic as they want.

Note: If you want to defy all rules and regulations set by Apple for Home Screen design, check out this step-by-step tutorial.

11. Custom App folders in App Library

Another really important feature needed to truly customize our iOS experience. I was a happy bunny when the App Library was introduced in iOS 14. However, my excitement soon went downhill, as you can’t customize these folders.

So, the OS smartly arranges apps under the folder it seems fit according to what it learns from our usage. Although here’s the real trouble, as it does what it ‘seems fit;’ not what we might want.

Because while machine learning has become intuitive, it still can’t read our minds. Moreover, there are no foreseeable privacy risks if users want to arrange their apps in custom folders on their iPhones.

So, why the tech giant is not allowing these simple customizations is beyond me. All I can hope is that it realizes how stubborn and restrictive it is acting up and remedies the scenario ASAP.

12. Wireless OS recovery 

Whether your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo or disabled, the only way to recover the device is to put it in recovery mode and connect it to a Mac or PC (iTunes). But what if I don’t have access to Mac/PC now?

A wireless OS recovery will be highly appreciated in such circumstances. If there are any privacy and data-related concerns, we can handle them by adding a passcode or something. Or maybe the wireless recovery can be a safe mode version that runs the basic function until the Mac/PC recovery isn’t done.

I remember Apple briefly launching this feature in an iOS 15 beta, but that didn’t make it to the final public release. So maybe we might get it in iOS 16.

13. Snooze is stuck at nine minutes 

It won’t move mountains, but when we’re on the demanding spree, why not ask for extra perks. There’s a whole story behind why Apple maintains a nine-minute snooze time, and I respect their sentiment.

However, I can’t help but question why limit it to nine minutes? Why can’t we get adjustable snooze time like many third-party apps and manage it as per our sleeping and waking habits? Oh, almighty developers, is it too much to ask?

14. No Split View on iPhone  

While the multi-window support in other devices has been available since Android 7.0, I have not seen many people using it to its full potential. But the use case is not my point today, it’s the choice and the luxury to have that feature.

I am a Split View aficionado, and my Mac almost always runs split windows. Sometimes the other window would have nothing important, but it has become a deep-rooted habit for me. Naturally, I desire the Split View feature on iPhone as well.

Some may say the screen is not big enough, it will be difficult to manage two screens, and you don’t really need the feature. But I am managing the PiP mode and Reachability really smoothly. Let me have a shot at split screens and decide for myself.

15. Quick Note for iPhone

If not Split View, Quick Note might be the next best thing. Introduced in iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey, the feature allows you to make super-quick notes and save links, photos, and more. And though we don’t have Apple Pencil and physical keyboard attached to the iPhone, using the Quick Note wouldn’t be that difficult.

In fact, it would be better than opening the Notes app, making a new note, and finally being able to type or paste some things. I am keeping my fingers crossed that we get the feature in iOS 16. What about you?

16. iPhone widgets need more functionality

Let me start with an example of the Apple Podcast app widget. So, you can see the latest podcast episodes, but why can’t we pause/play it directly from here?

Yes, my AirPods can manage the pause/play while I am listening, but what If I am listening over a speaker or I was listening to Spotify and want to continue my podcast now? And the rant is not limited to this widget. I feel there is so much more real estate and chances being wasted.

17. Can’t lock folders manually

Shouldn’t it be that easy, Apple? Yes, we can use third-party vault apps to lock up your folders and files, but doesn’t that put our privacy at risk? Apparently, the developers at Apple don’t think so.

But hopefully, they’ll someday need to password-protect a folder and remember that they haven’t developed that feature.

18. Can’t see minimized windows in Mission Control

Mission Control on Mac is a cool and simple way to manage all active apps, windows, and desktops. However, funnily enough, you can’t see minimized windows when you see all of that.

And that’s a bit odd because the whole point of the feature is to allow you to see and switch between any and all active apps, except the ones you’ve minimized. This is the perfect example of what I stated in the intro: Apple is so concentrated on the bigger picture and better future that it misses the fine details.

If you’re reading this, Apple, I wouldn’t mind being on your payroll and pointing out these instances all day; but for now, I hope you’re enjoying this roast.

19. Need a smoother Split View system on Mac  

As of writing this article, my Mac’s screen is split between two windows; Chrome with WordPress and the Notes app. And while I love Mac’s Split View to the core, there is certainly a chance for many improvements.

For starters, why can’t I drag and drop the windows to the side to invoke Split View (like on the iPad)? Why have that additional step of going to the green button and then select an option? Yes, there are Siri Shortcuts that I create and run to get a split-screen, but that’s also a step too long.

Multitasking on the iPad is much more intuitive; why can’t Mac adopt some tricks from it, especially the Multitasking Menu.

20. Smarter Siri  

No matter which Apple device or OS you are talking about, this will be one feature on everyone’s wishlist. Despite being one of the oldest, Siri is still one of the most basic voice assistants. Don’t get me wrong, I am not age-shaming Siri.

However, Apple seriously needs to pull Siri’s socks up, way up. There have been some generous improvements over the years, but it is still too limited and slow in comparison.

And now that iOS 15 Siri has better on-device learning, access to on-screen materials, and can work offline, I have mighty high hopes for iOS 16 (keeping my fingers crossed).

Signing off…

Looking forward to hearing your take. And hoping that you enjoyed this rant ride and agree with me that these features need some TLC from Apple developers.

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Ios 15 Features Wishlist: 15 Features I Would Like To See In Ios 15

As WWDC 2023 is finally all set to be a 5-day-long mega-show from June 7 to 11, a large number of iPhone owners have started to share their iOS 15 features wishlist. As you may have already guessed, I don’t want to be left behind either. It’s been a while since I have been secretly crafting my extensive iOS 15 features wishlist. And I think there couldn’t be a better time to share a list of features that I would like to see in the next iteration of iOS. So, if you are curious to learn about the new features in iOS 15, along with its release date and compatible iPhone models, then jump right in.

iOS 15 Features, Release Date & Compatible iPhones

Even though Apple has managed to keep iOS 15 features under the wraps, some of the most anticipated features seem to be all geared up to arrive. As for the quirks that have continued to be the pain points for ages, Apple will likely sort them out one at a time.

This wishlist consists of features that you are likely to see in iOS 15, along with some much-awaited demands from iPhone owners. So, without further ado, let’s check out the features, release date, and compatible iPhone models for iOS 15.

iOS 15 Release Date

Apple will organize its annual developer conference, WWDC 2023, in June later this year. The company will unveil iOS 15 at the event, detailing most of its new features on stage. The iOS 15 developer beta will be released on the same day to give us a taste of what to expect from the company’s next mobile OS.

iOS 15 Compatible iPhones

I’m sure many of you would be wondering whether or not your iPhone will support iOS 15. So, here’s a list of iPhone models that will get the iOS 15 update:

iPhone 7/7 Plus (A10 Processor, 2023)

iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X (A11 Processor, 2023)

iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone XR (A12 Processor, 2023)

iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max (A13 Processor, 2023)

iPhone SE 2 (A13 Processor, 2023)

iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max (A14 Processor, 2023)

iPhone 13 Series (A15 Processor, 2023)

Unlike iOS 14 that could run on all the devices, including iPhone 6s and the first-gen iPhone SE that iOS 13 supported, iOS 15 will support only iPhone 7 Series or later. That means iOS 15 will end support for the A9 processor that came with the iPhone 6s.

iOS 15 Features Wishlist: Top Requested Features 1. Expanded Choice of Default Apps

After a long wait, Apple has finally allowed users to choose their default email, browser, and music app via iOS 14 updates. While it is a welcome move, it is far from complete. It would be better if the tech giant expands the list to include other categories of apps like calendar and messaging.

2. Native Sleep Timer for Apple Music

While there is no denying the fact that Apple Music is feature-rich, the lack of a native sleep timer is hard to explain. As most music lovers like to listen to relaxing songs or white noise before hitting the bed, the absence of an integrated sleep timer in Apple Music is beyond anyone’s guess.

Though iOS does offer a way to set a sleep timer in Apple Music via the stock Clock app, which we explained in our linked guide, the process is not intuitive. So, I would like to see Apple integrate a native sleep timer into the Music app in iOS 15.

3. Set Any Song As iPhone Ringtone with Ease

If you can download any song on your iPhone for offline listening, why can’t you set it as your iPhone ringtone after a bit of fine-tuning? Unlike Android, iOS still doesn’t offer a simple way to set your favorite song as a ringtone. While there are some workarounds, the tedious process seems to turn off most users.

4. Disappearing iMessages/ Auto-Delete Messages

Some messages do not need to stick around forever, especially private messages or light-hearted conversations. The ability to set messages to auto-delete after a defined duration not only offers more security and privacy in iOS 15 but helps keep your iMessage inbox uncluttered as well.

I love the disappearing messages feature as it offers me the flexibility to wipe out personal messages automatically at the preferred time. Besides, it will also allow me to keep other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal clutter-free. As most messaging apps have got the disappearing messages feature, it would be cool if iMessage gets it sooner than later.

5. Delete Accidentally Sent iMessages

Given how important this feature is, it would be nice if Apple adds the ability to delete accidentally sent messages to iMessage on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. Then if you ever happen to send a message mistakenly to anyone, you can recall it to ward off the embarrassment.

6. Chat Wallpapers for iMessage

Customizing the wallpaper of personal chats is something I have always appreciated. With a solid library of beautifully designed wallpapers (in line with WhatsApp’s offerings) at your disposal, it feels great to have different chat wallpapers for contacts and groups. Even if you aren’t into customization, you would appreciate this feature in iMessage on iOS 15.

7. Better Control over Photo Widgets

8. Continue to Use Apps Even When Siri is Active

One of the highlights of iOS 14 is the intuitive and compact Siri UI. Unlike before, Siri no longer takes over the entire screen (you can still make Siri go fullscreen if you wish), a welcome move from a user-experience perspective. However, you still can’t interact with apps when Siri is active, which is a disappointment.

At times, I feel the need to continue to use apps even when Siri is active, especially when taking notes or browsing the Internet. While it might not be a big deal for many, I think fixing this little quirk would be a long way to make Siri more efficient.

9. Change App Icons on Home Screen

Instead, I would be glad to have a native option built right into the Settings app to change app icons to my heart’s liking. It would also be amazing if third-party apps come with a handful of app icons and allow users to choose them from the Settings app itself.

10. Change Wallpapers Automatically

No matter how eye-catching a wallpaper is, it tends to appear dull after a day or two. And that’s when we wish to have the ability to change the wallpaper quickly without having to dig into the Settings app. On that note, wouldn’t it be super cool if Apple added a native option to change home screen/lock screen wallpapers automatically? From what I can tell, many of us would like to see that feature in iOS 15.

11. Customize App Library

12. Ability to Leave Blank Space on Home Screen

The times when I want to perfectly customize the home screen, the one roadblock that comes my way or tends to restrict my creativity is the lack of ability to leave out blank space on the home screen. Yeah, I’m talking about the same trick that Android offers.

Though there are invisible widgets to create blank space, they don’t offer the ideal solution. Considering iOS 14 has already opened the gate for customization, adding this neat little customization feature in iOS 15 may not be a big ask for Apple.

13. Delete Multiple Duplicate Contacts at Once

Deleting duplicate contacts one by one is a tedious process, which not many of us like to deal with. As a result, the address book doesn’t take long to get cluttered with redundant contacts. So, it’s high time Apple introduces a bulk contacts deletion feature in iOS 15.

14.Find and Merge All Duplicate Contacts at Once

Another Contacts app feature that is long due is the option to find and merge all duplicate contacts. While there is no dearth of powerful contact managers in the App Store that can get the job done smartly, many of these apps are paid. And the ones that are available for free don’t work quite efficiently. And this is what creates the need to make the Contacts app more capable in iOS 15.

15. Restore iCloud Backup without Erasing Your iPhone

I have never been able to cope with this lengthy workaround. At times, the restoring process never seems to come to an end, more so when you have to restore an ample amount of data. Besides, it would also be great if Apple offers the flexibility to choose the specific data that you want to restore, just like Android.

Which iOS 15 Feature Are You Most Excited About?

There you go! So, that’s my iOS 15 features wishlist. Hopefully, you have found my collection up to the mark. Now that you have known my top iOS 15 picks, it’s time for you to let me know the features you would like to see in the next iteration of iOS. As WWDC is just a couple of months away, stay tuned to learn more about all the iOS 15 and watchOS 8 features that are likely to arrive in the next version of iOS.

5 Hidden Iphone Features That Improve Productivity

But maybe that does not have to be a problem anymore. Instead of having you go through the trouble of studying each built-in app on your phone, we listed some of them below.

1. Scan and sign documents on Notes

One of the main updates of iOS 11 was the implementation of document-scanning and signature-adding into the Notes app. So, instead of downloading a third-party app and perhaps paying to get certain features, the Notes app takes care of this for free.

There are only two reasons why any user may have overlooked this hidden iPhone feature:

Lack of use of the Notes app.

Lack of use of “+” and “Markup” on the Notes app where the features are hidden.

Listed below is how to use these features.

Scanning Documents on an iPhone

1. Launch the Notes app.

4. Place the documents you want to scan in view of the camera.

5. Tap the shutter button or use your volume button to capture the scan.

6. Adjust the captured scan according to your preference. then select “Keep Scan.”

7. You can choose to include additional scans, especially if you have a large document or save what you already have.

Signing Documents on an iPhone

1. Select the saved scanned document in the note.

2. Tap the “Share” icon to bring out a list of options.

3. Select “Markup,” and then go to the “+” icon at the bottom of the screen.

4. Tap “Signature” to add your signature. Either sign with your finger or with an Apple Pencil.

5. Tap Done to save the signature.

2. Spotlight search

Another action you can easily carry out with your iPhone is a spotlight search. This is one of the many hidden iPhone features most individuals tend to overlook. A reason for this is that most of us are reliant on our phone browsers to carry out any research.

But, instead of launching the Safari, a simple swipe of the home page can get a search for contacts, emails, web news, etc. Here’s how to use this feature:

1. Go to your Home screen.

2. Swipe down from the top of the screen.

3. Tap the Search bar, and input what you’re looking for.

4. See real-time results as you type.

5. Choose to “Search more” in an app or tap a result to “Show more.”

3. Scan QR codes with camera

Instead of downloading a QR code reader, your iPhone camera can help you save up a lot of space by scanning codes. Using this function is as simple as launching the camera app and placing the QR code in its field of view.

However, if you use your “Control Center” to launch the camera:

1. Hard press the “Camera” icon and wait for a pop-up menu.

2. Select “Scan QR code,” and the camera app will launch.

3. Place the code in the field of view of the camera and a link will pop out.

4. Tap the link and it will either open in Safari or open the targeted app.

4. Universal Clipboard

Apple’s devices are integrated and leverage one another for maximum efficiency. One such hidden iPhone feature that makes it easy to carry out an action on one Apple device and complete it in another is Continuity on Mac.

When the feature is enabled, you can easily copy something from an iOS 10 or higher and paste it on your iPhone or iPad but must do so within two minutes. To carry out this action:

1. Select the item you want to copy by placing your mouse arrow on it.

3. Choose “Copy” out of the options or make use of a keyboard shortcut to perform this action.

4. The copied item should be available on all your Apple devices so that all you have to do is “Paste” it.

5. Using Siri as a Reminder

Since the launch of Siri, Apple has reinvented the abilities of its voice-enabled AI to perform more functions. For example, you can open a web page on your browser and ask the AI to remind you of it in the next hour or the next day.

You can also make use of the AI to send messages on third-party apps such as WhatsApp or Twitter.


Sometimes you don’t have to go the extra mile to find a solution to a problem. Such is the case with some of the hidden iPhone features. A little exploration of your device and its capabilities can help you maximize its potential for your own productivity.

If you think you’ve found better hidden features than what we listed here, please share.

Sarah Adedun

Sarah Adedun is a technology enthusiast. When she is not reviewing tech products, you can find her sharing personal thoughts on Medium and researching ways to merge Finance and Technology together.

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Google Action Blocks Would Make Iphone Simple Again

Google Action Blocks would make iPhone simple again

Google Action Blocks was launched as an Android app in May of 2023, but it’s the latest round of iPhones and iOS 13 that stands the most to gain. With the latest version of iOS and most iPhones released in the last couple of years, Apple’s smartphone ecosystem’s become a bit of a new-user nightmare. Based on my experience as resident “looks like he’d be good with computers” tech supporter for several iPhone users Baby Boomer age or older, Google Action Blocks looks like a dream come true.

Google Action Blocks is an app that works on Android devices. It works with Google Assistant and the command-response features of the latest half-dozen years of Android updates to make Android simple. Android can remain as deep and powerful as you like, but with Google Action Blocks, you can set up a screen full of buttons for specific actions.

Say, for example, you’re the sort of person who only does about four things on their smartphone. You browse the internet, you like to watch cute videos on YouTube, you take some photos, and you like to send messages to your extended family. Google Action Blocks can turn several steps into a single step – one button tap.

Google Action Blocks (buttons you can add to an Android phone’s home screen):

• Play Video (Play x videos on YouTube, play x movie on Google Play Movies)

• Make Telephone Call (Call Mom, Call Jeremy on Skype)

• Play Music (Specific tracks, sorts of music, in Spotify, YouTube, etc)

• Set Alarm

• Create Reminder

• Open Calendar

• Set temperature (connected with smart devices)

• Turn on/off lights

• Get turn-by-turn directions

• Open app

• Send a specific text message*

*This text message button is particularly awesome. You can pre-set it to send a text message to a specific person with, for example, the following message: “Please come pick me up at the grocery store now.” You can pre-program this to send a message to your son or daughter to send a text that says: “Call me on video chat now”, or “Please turn down your stereo I cannot hear myself think.”

But why, you might ask, would I need a button to open an app? Can’t I just tap the app icon? Yes, you can, but Action Block buttons can be made large. Action Blocks creates Widgets, Widgets that are resizable – as resizable as you desire. You could open a specific app with a button that’s as large as your display – it could be massive!

Just think of the possibilities. A home screen with only 5 buttons, one each for the five functions you seek every day. Imagine using a system like this to configure a phone for your grandmother. One button as large as half the display that says PHONE, another button that covers the other half of the display that says TEXT MESSAGES.

Android can benefit from this new Google Action Blocks system right now, the app is in the Google Play app store right now, for free, for most Android devices. If you’d like something similar for iOS, you might need to wait until either Apple or Google decides they’re ready to allow the iPhone to be a slightly more friendly tool for people that only started using a smartphone when they reached the age of 60.

Just Some Thoughts (On Apple Watch, Iphone 6, And Apple Pay)

First of all, I’d like to say, ignore my display name. I made this several years ago and I can’t be bothered at this point to make a new account.

So Basically, in this little opinionated article I’d just like to talk about some of the things that I have picked up on or noticed that perhaps are wrong or perhaps are correct over the past few days. These include the use of the digital crown on the Apple Watch, the timing of the releases of some of the iOS and apple pay features and some other things I’ve noticed.

So starting with the digital crown. I’ve seen on some article here on 9to5Mac and on other tech sites that some have been complaining about the digital crown. One of the primary complaints that I’ve seen is that how are we supposed to know when it scrolls and when it zooms. Well after re-watching the keynote from Tuesday, I picked up on some things. The crown appears to zoom whenever zooming would usually be applicable, and scrolls whenever that is applicable, as you would expect. Very rarely do you zoom and scroll vertically on the same element. For example, on a map, the crown would obviously work for scrolling because a 1-dimensional scrolling device can’t appropriately navigate the application. But then if you are changing one of the complications on the watch face, it will obviously work for scrolling, because what purpose would scrolling have there?

Now onto the design of the watch. The design, I agree isn’t perfect, and not everybody is going to love it. However, it does look splendid, in my opinion. The way that the screen curves around to meet the main body of the device, I think is really clever and really gives it an element of a screen that covers the whole device. I noticed in the UI as well, it’s mostly black so as to make a mostly seamless transition from the screen to the bezel/edge of the device. I personally think that the sport version of the watch is quite unattractive, but the other versions, in particular the space black stainless steel with either a classic buckle or link bracelet looks absolutely stunning. I also think that the sport version is where a lot of people are getting the idea it looks bad. If you look at a lot of the photos taken in person in the hands on room, it looks really nice.

Now, moving on from the Apple Watch, I’d like to talk about some of the dates that have been mentioned recently that have caught my attention.

Both Apple Pay and the continuity features of iOS 8 have been been explicitly said or rumoured to be made available in October. This, coincidentally, is exactly when Apple has previously been rumoured to be holding another event for the iPad and potentially some updates to the mac (if they have managed to do anything without the availability of the new processors from Intel). We haven’t heard anything recently about the October event, but I am still strongly in the belief that they will be holding an event within the next month and a half for the iPad. The way the features mentioned before happen to coincide with this event suggests that perhaps there is something that will tie these features together further, that will be announced at this event or maybe there will be just be solid release dates announced at the event.

How To Set Up Apple Pay On Iphone, Ipad, Apple Watch, Or Mac

Apple Pay is extremely convenient and useful for paying in-store, online, in-app, or to friends. It’s available on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. Follow along as we walk you through how to get started with Apple Pay.

First and foremost, you’ll need to check whether or not your bank or credit union supports Apple Pay.

How to set up Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac

On iPhone or iPad:

Depending on your bank, you’ll need to verify via phone, SMS, or e-mail. Most large banks will send you an SMS verification code, while others may require you to call the bank to verify your identity. This process can be immediate, or sometimes take several days to complete depending on your bank.

Once verification is complete, you’re all set up! Now you’ll be able to tap your iPhone at any store, restaurant, or gas station that accepts contactless payments, use it in apps, on the web, or send/receive money from friends or family through iMessage.

On Apple Watch:

However, if this is your first time adding cards on your iPhone or Apple Watch, you’ll need to either take a snapshot of your card with your iPhone’s camera, or enter it manually.

Depending on your bank, you’ll need to verify via phone, SMS, or e-mail. Most large banks will send you an SMS verification code, while others may require you to call the bank to verify your identity. This process can be immediate, or sometimes take several days to complete depending on your bank.

Once verification is complete, you’re all set up! Now you’ll be able to tap your Apple Pay at any store, restaurant, or gas station that accepts contactless payments, use it in apps, on the web, or send/receive money from friends or family through iMessage. Note that you don’t need to be paired with your iPhone, nor do you need an internet connection for Apple Pay to work on your Apple Watch.

To initiate Apple Pay, you’ll need to double tap the side button (the one that isn’t the crown). If you have multiple cards, you can swipe through the cards left or right.

On MacBook Pro with Touch Bar:

You have the choice between snapping a photo with your FaceTime camera or adding the details manually.

Depending on your bank, you’ll need to verify via phone, SMS, or e-mail. Most large banks will send you an SMS verification code, while others may require you to call the bank to verify your identity. This process can be immediate, or sometimes take several days to complete depending on your bank.

Once verification is complete, you’re all set up! Now you’ll be able to make purchases through Safari with Apple Pay by using the Touch ID sensor located on the top right of your keyboard.

On Macs without Touch Bar:

Once enabled, you can simply visit any site that supports Apple Pay in Safari, hit the “Pay with Pay” or “Pay” button (as shown above), and authenticate with your iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.

While the process is different for each device, the outcome is the same. The ability to shop securely in apps, on the web, or in physical locations. You can even send and receive money with Apple Pay Cash through iMessage.

On the iPhone, you can either double tap the side button (formerly known as sleep/wake) on the iPhone X to initiate it, or by double tapping the Home button on other iPhones. Or, you can simply hover your phone over a payment terminal and it will automatically appear. You’ll just need to either authenticate with Touch ID or Face ID.

For checking out on the web or in-app on iPad, Mac, or iPhone, look for the “pay with Apple Pay” button in Safari (or in app with the iPad). The same rules apply, simply authenticate with Touch ID or Face ID and you’re good to go.

On your Apple Watch, you can double tap the side button to pay at terminals, or in certain apps you can double tap the side button to pay. Since your Apple Watch is passcode locked, you don’t need any form of authentication here as Apple Watch automatically locks when not on your wrist.

Read more about Apple Pay Cash and how to use it here.

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