How to turn the selfie flash on and off on your iPhone

A lot of iPhone owners nowadays love to take selfies. Whether it is during travel, important events, parties or everyday happenings, selfies are now a very commonly used way of clicking your own pictures. After the unveiling of the forward-facing camera by Apple, it has become even easier to pose for selfies. Just like you would want a regular picture to be captured with the best possible light and color settings, people want the same for their selfies. The iPhones older than the iPhone 6S do not allow for changing flash settings in the forward facing or selfie camera. Users of these models generally use some iPhone apps to capture selfies in better settings. However, starting from iPhone 6S you can easily adjust the flash settings even for the forward-facing camera. Let’s look at the few quick steps to turn your selfie flash on and off as required –

  1. Open your iPhone camera either by tapping on the camera app on the springboard or the camera icon in the control center.

Click on the Camera AppTapping on the camera app

  1. Once it is open, tap on the icon to change the camera to forward facing or the selfie camera.

Change the camera to forward facing

  1. The ‘lightning bolt’ sign on the top right is for the flash setting. Tap on that to see all the options.

Click On Flash setting

  1. You can set it to ‘Auto’, ‘On’ or ‘Off’ depending on what you need, by tapping on that particular option.

Click On any one  ‘Auto’, ‘On’ or ‘Off’

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How to use your iPhone as a Wi-fi hotspot

It’s easy to share your iPhone’s data with other nearby WiFi devices. Here’s how to make a your iPhone a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Have you ever wanted to share your iPhone’s cellular connection with other nearby Wi-Fi devices? It is not hard to set up your iPhone as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. This allows the iPhone to be used as a mobile broadband WiFi hotspot.

Why should I create a Wi-Fi hotspot with my iPhone?

Let’s say you’re travelling with your iPhone and MacBook or a Wi-Fi-only iPad and want to do some work. At this point you’ve got two options: do the work on the larger-screen devices, but without being able to connect to any online resources; or go online but be stuck with a smaller screen.

Turning your iPhone into a Wi-Fi hotspot gives you the option of allowing your laptop and tablet to utilise your phone’s internet connection and data allowance. Wi-Fi hotspots are great when you are working on the go.

Check with your mobile phone provider first or at least check your plan’s data allowance to ensure that you have enough data for both devices, if you have a limited allowance you should only use the Wi-Fi hotspot for a short amount of time.

How to create an iPhone hotspot

A Wi-Fi hotspot makes the iPhone a Wi-Fi router, much like your home modem. The iPhone connects to the internet using its cellular data connection, and then broadcasts this via a Wi-Fi connection that your other devices, can connect to .

  1. Tap on your iPhone’s Settings app to open it.

Tap on your iPhone’s Settings

  1. Then tap on Cellular

Tap on Cellular

  1. Tap on Personal Hotspot.

Tap on Personal Hotspot

  1. Tap on the slider to activate Personal Hotspot.

Tap on the slider to activate Personal Hotspot

Your iPhone is now a Wi-Fi hotspot. To connect to this hotspot, select the ‘iPhone’ wireless network and enter the Wi-Fi password that appears under the Personal Hotspot.

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How to Turn on Do Not Disturb for Individual Contacts on iPhone

  1. Tap on the Messages icon to open the app.

Click On Messages icon

  1. Once your messages are open, tap on the conversation of the contact for whom you want to turn on Do Not Disturb.

Click On Name

  1. Then tap on the symbol at the top right corner to open the details for that contact.

Tap on the symbol

  1. Tap the slider to enable the Hide Alerts Hit Done.

Enable the Hide Alerts

  1. In the list of conversations, you will see a crescent moon symbol next to the contact’s name. This indicates that the Do Not Disturb setting is active for that contact.

Do Not Disturb Activate

  1. To disable Do Not Disturb for a contact, just swipe left on that contact’s conversation. Tap on Show Alerts.

Click on Show Alerts

  1. Once the crescent moon symbol is gone, it means you have successfully disabled Do Not Disturb for that contact.

Successfully disabled Do Not Disturb

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How to use your Android phone as a Wi-Fi hotspot

A mobile hotspot utilizes the phone’s 3G or 4G cellular network and shares that network via Wi-Fi with other devices around it. This is especially useful when you have to use your laptop or tablet at a location with no available wireless network. In this situation, you can temporarily turn your Android phone into a mobile hotspot and pick up the connection via Wi-Fi on your laptop/tablet. Mind you, this should only be used as a temporary solution as it utilizes a lot of data. Let’s look at the few easy steps to setup your mobile hotspot –

  1. Tap on the Settings app on your Android phone.

Tap on the Settings

  1. Then tap on the Mobile hotspot and tethering

Tap on the Mobile hotspot and tethering

  1. Tap on Mobile hotspot.

Tap on Mobile hotspot

  1. Tap on the green slider to enable the Mobile hotspot.

Tap on the green slider to enable the Mobile hotspot

Your Android phone will now be a Wi-Fi hotspot. To connect another device to this hotspot, select the ‘AndroidAP’ option from the available Wi-Fi networks.

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How to use the iPhone camera

1. To access the camera, tap on the icon for the Camera app.
Open the Camera
Another way of accessing the Camera is via the Control Center. Just swipe upwards from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. Once it is open you will see the Camera shortcut. Just tap on it.
Camera shortcut. Just tap on it.
2. Once your camera is open, position the image you want to click on the screen. There are different tasks you can perform with the camera. Photo, video, panorama and square are some of them. To take a photo, see that the Photo option is highlighted below your image. Then tap on the big white circle to take the picture.
Then tap on the big white circle
3. To take a selfie, you need to use the front facing camera. Click on the little camera icon with the two round arrows at the bottom right corner of the camera screen to change the camera to front facing.
Camera screen to change the camera to front facing
4. To take a video highlight the video option under your image.
Video option under your image
Then start recording the video by tapping on the red circle under your image area.
Tapping on the red circle
To stop recording tap on the red square under your image area. The size of the video file will show at the top of the image area.
The size of the video file
5. Any pictures or videos you take will be stored in the Photos app of the iPhone. You can access them by tapping on the Photos icon.
Stored in the Photos app of the iPhone

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