How to redial a phone number on your iPhone

We come across several occasions where we need to redial a phone number after finishing the call. For example, it could be that you remembered something later and need to extend the conversation; or you had to look up some information and then share it with the person you were talking to. Let’s take a look at a quick and easy way to redial a phone number on an iPhone.

  1. Tap on the Phone icon on your Home

Tap on the Phone icon on your Home

  1. Tap on the Keypad.

Tap on the Keypad.

  1. Tap on the Call

Once you do this, the last called number will appear at the top of the keypad.

Tap on the Call

  1. Tap the Call button again to redial that number.
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How to assign a unique ringtone to an individual contact on your iPhone

Assigning unique ringtones to different contacts stored on your iPhone is a cool and very useful functionality. It helps you quickly identify the caller on hearing the iPhone ring. Based on this you can determine the importance of a call without even picking up or even viewing the phone screen. This comes in handy when you are busy at work or in between some other task and would prefer not being disturbed.

To assign a unique ringtone to an individual contact, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the Phone app on your iPhone.

Tap the Phone app on your iPhone.

  1. Tap the Contacts

Tap the Contacts

  1. Select the contact to whom you want to assign a unique ringtone.

Select the contact to whom you want to assign a unique ringtone.

  1. Click Edit on the top right corner.

Click Edit on the top right corner.

  1. Click Default in the Ringtone

Click Default in the Ringtone

  1. This opens up the list of available ringtones. Select the one you want to assign to that particular contact.

This opens up the list of available ringtones

  1. Click Done.

Using the music on your iPhone as a ringtone

Any songs or other audio files can be used as ringtones. This is however a longer procedure and requires the use of your iTunes software and a computer.

To convert a song into a ringtone, follow these steps:

  1. Open your iTunes Library.
  2. Right click the song you want and click Song Info in the list that appears.

Click On Song Info

  1. On the Song Info pop-up, under the Options tab, enter the start and stop times for the ringtone that you want to create from the song (For this you will have to listen to the song in advance and decide which part of the song is best suited for your ringtone. Note down the start and stop times of this desired part of the song.)

Song Info POP UP

  1. Click OK.
  2. Click File in the top menu bar. In the list under File, select Convert and then click Create AAC Version.

Select Convert and then click Create AAC Version.

  1. Drag this AAC file to your desktop.
  2. Change the extension of the AAC file from .m4a to .m4r.

Change the extension of the AAC file from .m4a to .m4r.

  1. Click the iPhone icon on the top left of your iTunes

Click the iPhone icon on the top left of your iTunes

  1. Click the Summary tab for your iPhone, in the Options section select Manually manage music and videos.
  2. Click Done.

Click On done for complete Process

  1. Drag the ringtone file to the Tones tab of your iPhone.
  2. The newly created ringtone will now appear among the different ringtones available on your iPhone. You can assign it to whichever contact you desire.
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How to turn off cellular data on your iPhone

iPhone users can have various reasons for not wanting to use their cellular data. It could be that they just want to connect to available Wi-Fi networks and save their device’s battery. Or they want to sparingly use their cellular data and not go over the data limit of the plan. Whatever the reason, turning off the cellular data on your iPhone is very simple. Just follow these steps and you are all set!

1. Tap on the Settings app on your iPhone springboard.

 Tap on the Settings

2. Tap on Cellular.

Tap on Cellular.

3. Tap on the green slider for Cellular Data to move it to the left. Cellular Data will get turned off.

Click on Cellular Data   Cellular Data Off

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Apple Unveils 3 New iPhones And A New Apple Watch

Calling all avid fans of Apple products! On September 12, at 10 am PDT (September 13, 2 am in Australia) made a big announcement at the Steve Jobs Theater, located on their campus at Cupertino. Apple said that there are three new iPhones and a new Apple Watch Series 4 to watch out for in 2018. The iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR will replace the iPhone 8 officially.

To make room for the brand new iPhones, Apple already pulled out the remaining iPhone 8 stocks right after the announcement. In line with this, iPhones 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone SE will no longer be available. So, if you’re keen on buying an iPhone 8, you’ll have to choose between the three new iPhones.

The Price of the new iPhones and Apple Watch Series 4

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are two size differences, but the iPhone XR will serve as the smartphone giant’s “bargain” phone. Prices vary depending on the capacity, and the cost rises with every increase in internal storage.

The price for iPhone XR starts at $749 for the 64GB, $799 for the 128GB and $899 for 256GB.

For the iPhone XS, you can buy with an memory internal capacity of 64GB, 256GB or 512GB.

On the other hand, the iPhone XS Max has the same memory as the iPhone XS, but you will need to pay $100 more.

It seems that Apple is starting to test how much cash people are willing to splurge on phones after hitting the one grand ceiling. But Apple fans need not worry as they can still buy iPhones 7 and 7 Plus and the iPhones 8 and 8 Plus.

Release Dates

Preorders for the new Apple Watch Series 4, as well as the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, started last September 14, and the release date will b on September 21, 2018. As for iPhone XR, pre orders will be available by October 19 while the release date is on October 26.

The New Features and Specs of The New iPhones and Apple Watch

 

iPhone XS and XS Max have the same key specs, and these are as follows:

  • CPU: A12 Bionic
  • Storage: Up to 512GB (for both)
  • Memory: 4GB (both)
  • Screen size: 5.8-inches, 6.5-inches (Max)
  • Resolution: 2,436 x 1,125, 2,688 x 1,242 (Max)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC
  • Battery: 2,658 mAh, 3,174 mAh (Max)
  • Size: 143.6 mm x 70.9 mm x 7.7 mm, 157.5 mm x 77.4 mm x 7.7 mm (Max)
  • Weight: 6.24 ounces (177 grams), 7.34 ounces (208 grams) (Max)
  • Operating system: iOS 12

 

The iPhone XS has a Super Retina, 5.8-inch OLED screen and has a pixel resolution of 2436 x 1125 per 458 PPI. As for the iPhone XS Max, it has a pixel resolution of 2,688 x 1,242 pixels per 458 PPI density. Both are available in Gold and Silver, Space Grey.

Powered by Apple’s A12 Bionic, both have an A-series processor with six-core CPU dedicated for efficiency and high performance.

New cameras graced the iPhone XS and XS Max – Dual cameras that are 12-megapixel wide. Both have Dual sim card slots and have a water resistance rating of  IP68. Compared to iPhone X, Apple claims iPhone XS can last up to  30 more minutes while iPhone XS Max can last for 1.5 hours longer than the previous iPhone model released.

One can expect Face IDs to work faster when it comes to unlocking the iPhone. They have a wider stereo field and a 3D Touch pressure-sensitive screen.

 

The key features of iPhone XR are as follows:

CPU: A12 Bionic

Storage: Up to 256GB

Memory: 3GB

Screen Size: 6.1-inches

Resolution: 1792 x 828

Connectivity: Bluetooth, NFC

Size: 150.9 mm x 75.7 mm x 8.3 mm

Weight: 6.84 ounces (194 grams)

Battery: 2,942 mAh

Operating System: iOS 12

 

The iPhone XR has 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD screen with a pixel resolution of 1792 x 828 per 326 PPI density. Apple installed the Haptic Touch as a replacement for the 3D Touch pressure-sensitive screen which offers the same clever shortcuts.

The iPhone XR offers the same A12 Bionic chip, camera and Face ID system as the iPhone XS and XS Max. As for the battery, it promises to last 90 minutes more.

It has an Aluminum body, a glass back and a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens single camera. It has a water resistance rating of IP67 and is available in six candy colours – Black, Blue, Coral (pink), Product Red, Yellow and White.

 

Key Specs of the new Apple Watch 4

The Apple Watch Series got a makeover – an overall unique design with many new health features – including an electrocardiogram sensor. While it retained the rectangular shape, Apple made room for a much larger display which is 30% more t6han the previous models.

It has two new size versions (40mm and 44mm) with a speaker installed that is up to 50% louder. It has the same features as the Apple Watch 3 – built-in GPS and water resistance, but now has a battery life of 18 hours.

Equipped with watchOS 5 – the Apple Watch 4 has Apples newest smartwatch OS, a 64-bit processor and a new S4. The back of the Apple Watch 4 is now made from ceramic and crystal meant for better cellular reception. It also has a new gyroscope and accelerometer that helps the watch detect falls. You can choose from the stainless steel or aluminium version and in colours gold, silver, and space grey.

 

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How To Use iMessage

Brief Introduction

The iMessage is an inbuilt instant messaging service available with all Apple devices. It enables Apple devices to easily communicate with each other via Wi-Fi and does not utilize the phone connection. Apple device owners can send text, images or any other media to other Apple device owners using iMessage. For an iPhone the iMessage service sits with the regular text messaging service.

Tap On Messages

How to start using the iMessage service

  1. Tap on the Settings app on your iPhone.

Tap on the Settings app

  1. Then tap on Messages.

Tap on Messages.

  1. Move the iMessage slider to the right to enable the service.

Move the iMessage slider to the right

Now each time you send a message to any Apple device, it will be an iMessage.

It will be an iMessage.

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