When I released 101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone over the summer, the response was overwhelming! Lots of you got the book and wrote to me to let me know how many great tips you found inside. Many others asked when it would be available in paperback.
The book is also updated and revised for iOS 12. I focused on making the tips even simpler and easier to understand.
Inside, you’ll find tips on the newest features available in Apple’s latest software, iOS 12. There is information on creating a Memoji, taking control of your notifications, Screen Time, content limits for kids, Downtime and more.
You’ll also learn how to use the fun new camera effects in iMessage, keep USB accessories from stealing your data, AutoFill passwords, group FaceTime, use Siri Shortcuts and set up a second phone line.
As always, the book focuses on helping you better understand the iPhone and get the most out of your investment.
101 Handy Tech Tips for the iPhone is not a book for dummies or a missing manual, it’s simply packed with the things that I think you should know about the iPhone. It’s written so anyone can understand! I go over the features that can help you be more productive, gain control over the privacy of your information and customize your device so that it works best for you.
The reason I wrote this book is simple – a large majority of the emails, Tweets, Facebook messages and questions I get are about the iPhone. These are my best tips and tricks in one easy to reference guide.
Keep in mind, this book focuses on the native functionality of the iPhone. The tips require no extra downloads or software other than what is built into iOS.
So, what will you learn?
For starters, I’ll teach you how to take a screenshot (tip #20) in case you don’t already know.
You’ll also learn how to change the brightness of the built-in flashlight (tip #36) and turn your phone into a magnifying glass (tip #33), which is super handy for reading restaurant menus.
I’ll show you how to reveal the “hidden” search functionality in Settings (tip #39) and Messages (tip #84).
You’ll learn about iCloud, how to free up storage on your phone instantly (tip #57, 58 and 59), stop those annoying WiFi popups (tip #51), do more with your photos (tips #60 and #65) and learn how to scan and sign a document (tip #87).
For families, you’ll find some especially useful tips. I’ll teach you how to control what your kids can access on their devices (tip #31) – they won’t like that tip but you will. I’ll also show you how to stop double paying for Apps and Movies you share with family members (tips #76 & 77). You’ll also learn how to cancel a subscription (tip #23).
There is much, much more. Like how to scan a QR code, turn off WiFi assist to save data, check your battery health, make sure you’re not mistakenly taking a photo with a filter, wake up to a gradual alarm, see if a movie is streaming for free and more. There are 101 Handy Tips in all.
Keep in mind, this is all coming from the guy who was there for the original iPhone launch in New York City in 2007 and, more recently, made a video at the launch of the iPhone X that was viewed over 22 MILLION times on Facebook.
There is a lot here – it’s not a complete list of everything you can do with the iPhone but the features I think you should know about.
No matter how you purchase 101 Handy Tech Tips for iPhone, I am confident that you will find many tips and tricks to rely on over and over.
You will undoubtedly feel smarter and more confident when using the iPhone after you complete the book. Even I felt like I learned some new tricks in the process of researching and compiling this book.