How to zip and unzip files on iPhone and iPad

How to zip and unzip compressed files on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 13 finally adds support for zipping files and unzipping compressed files. You could do this before with third party apps but it's about time native support was added, especially since they introduced a file management system (Files) in iOS 11. Here's how to open and extract zipped files and how to compress your own files and folders on iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or better:


How to screenshot a full web page on iPhone

How to take a full page screenshot on iPhone and iPad.

iPhone's screenshot feature received an update with iOS 13 - the ability to capture an entire Safari webpage in one shot. A full page or "scrolling" screenshot is saved as a PDF though, so it isn't technically a new ability, as you could do this prior to iOS 13 with the "Save as PDF" Share menu option. This makes it more convenient though, and gives you instant access to the screenshot's markup tools so you can quickly highlight, circle or cross out text, add notes and more.

Here's how to take a full page screenshot on iPhone and iPad:

How to create location based Reminders on iPhone

How to create location-based reminders on iPhone and iPad.

Most people are probably familiar with creating reminders with specific dates and times, like a reminder for a dentist appointment at 11:00 AM on Monday, or a reminder to go grocery shopping on Thursday. But there are a couple of other useful options aside from assigning a date/time to a reminder, including location-based reminders. These are especially useful for non-urgent situations like remembering to get something you left at a friend's house the last time you were there. Now you can set a reminder to notify you the next time you go to that friend's house.

How to save documents locally to your iPhone instead of on your iCloud

How to save downloads, documents and files locally on your iPhone or iPad instead of iCloud.

iPhones and iPads these days have quite a bit of storage, so you may have plenty of room to save documents on your device rather than spending money to upgrade your iCloud storage to the next tier. To do this you will want to set your internet downloads to automatically save locally, which is easy to do with Safari's new download manager and you will want to make sure you save email attachments locally. Also, anything you have stored in iCloud you can always move to a local folder in the Files app.

How to set reading goals with Books on iPhone

How to set daily and yearly reading goals in Books on iPhone and iPad.

If you are an avid reader and don't mind reading digital books, then you should be using Apple's Books app on your iPhone and iPad. This app has flown under the radar for a long time, as it rarely gets much fanfare and its updates are relatively quiet. iOS 13 adds a nice feature - it lets you set reading goals that help you keep track of how many minutes a day you are reading and how many books you've read so far in the year.


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