While most iPhone owners use iCloud to store photos, contacts, music and other files, many may be unaware that some wireless providers offer cloud storage options as well, with some offering far more than iCloud's 5 free GB. AT&T, for example, offers a whopping 50GB of cloud storage for free through its AT&T Locker app. Locker is available to all AT&T wireless customers for free, here's how to set it up:
Most iPhone users are aware that they can employ different language keyboards for use with messaging, but less know that iOS 10 allows the keyboard to use multiple languages simultaneously. This comes in handy if you often communicate in more than one language, as the auto-correct won't try to correct words and phrases of the additional language(s) and predictive text will include words from it as well. Here's how to set it up:
Whenever you sell, donate, return to your employer or otherwise decommission an old Mac, it is of utmost importance to clean your private data from it. If you have set up your Messages app it would be wise to delete your Apple ID account from it rather than simply logging out of it. Unfortunately (and amazingly) this is frustratingly difficult to do - you can't just highlight the account and delete it for some odd reason. There is, however, a roundabout way to get the job done; here's how to do it:
Mac users may have noticed there is no built-in way to change where iTunes writes backup information. This means every time an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is backed up to the computer using iTunes, it automatically uses the local drive. Rest assured, it is possible to tell iTunes to put backups on an external drive. Once the steps below are implemented, all iOS backup data will be saved to the new location.
If you have ever been added to a Facebook Messenger conversation, especially one that involves many people, you know how quickly it can get annoying. When your iPhone is constantly notifying you that somebody in the conversation has messaged, you probably want to at least mute it; if it's a conversation you no longer care about anyway, it might be time to leave the chat for good. While Facebook often makes tasks like this difficult, muting or leaving a group conversation is pretty easy, here's how to do it: