Category: Mobile phone

  • Unlock your iPhone while wearing a mask

    Like many people, I have gone from not having any face masks other than PPE for chemical exposure to having a small collection of the things for use when I’m out and about. That’s all well and good, but wearing them means that I have to use my code to unlock my iPhone, which gets […]

  • iPhone: Prioritise download of certain apps

    As anyone who has been using iPhones for a while can tell you, one of the most time consuming parts about getting a new iPhone is downloading all the apps. Some apps are more important than others, and it would be nice if there was a way to tell the iPhone which apps to prioritise. […]

  • iPhone: Using Apple Pay with facial recognition

    I enabled Apple Pay on my iPhone shortly after it became available in Norway. Some time after that, however, I was pickpocketed, and got a new phone. While my previous one was one of the models with a fingerprint scanner, I replaced it with one with facial recognition. It took me a little while to […]

  • Mac OS: SMSes do not show up in the Messages app

    About two months ago, I was talking to a friend about the launch of iPhone 7, when I mentioned that I found it odd that they still hadn’t made text messaging work seamlessly on a Mac for iPhone users. My friend was somewhat nonplussed, as it worked fine for him. Learning this, I decided to […]

  • Stop iTunes from opening when connecting an iOS device

    Last week, I showed you how to disable the feature of iTunes and iPhoto opening when you connect an iOS device. The same issue occurs on Windows computers, too. Here’s how you resolve it:

  • Fix iPhone call failed issue

    Some time ago, I found my iPhone started to claim that a call had failed, when the call had in fact been terminated normally. This got a bit annoying, but luckily, there’s a simple fix. Here’s how I fixed it:

  • iOS: Make the screen darker than the darkest setting

    If you’re like me, your iPhone doesn’t stray far from you at any time, and is on your nightstand during the night. If you’re like me, you might also enjoy reading or something like that before sleep. If you’re like me, you find the darkest setting on the iPhone screen to be a bit too […]

  • Tech for travel

    Summer vacation time is closing on those of us in the Northern hemisphere once more. In honor of Towel day and its idea of preparedness, I thought I’d share some thoughts on what tech I bring with me when I travel.

  • Show week numbers in iOS calendar

    Many places refer to week numbers, as well as dates. This makes it a bit annoying not to be able to check what week it is on your phone. Luckily, there is now a setting to enable displaying week numbers. Here’s how you activate it:

  • What’s in your bag?

    I am lucky enough to travel as much as suits me, but not much more. However, I have developed a list of things I bring with me whenever I go travelling. There are two lists; the core list and the extended list. Here goes: