Customization

How to hide, show, and move apps in Apple CarPlay

CarPlay screen with third-party apps

Are you seeing multiple pages of apps on your CarPlay screen and wish to customize them? For example, you may want to remove some unnecessary apps from CarPlay, add some helpful ones to it, or change the order of app placement on your car’s infotainment display.

In this tutorial, we show you how to show, hide, and rearrange your apps in CarPlay.

How to always show only open apps in your Mac Dock

Mac Dock in three sizes with first image showing all apps, second one showing just open apps, and the last one showing only Finder and Trash icons

You have most likely already customized your Mac’s Dock with applications you use daily. However, if you feel that your Dock is cluttered and takes a lot of space, you can customize it from System Preferences to decrease its size. Alternatively, you can even set your Mac’s Dock only to show open, running apps!

Getting your Mac Dock to show only running apps will significantly tidy it up. And whenever you restart your Mac, you will be greeted with a tiny Dock that just has the Finder and Trash icons.

How to use Widgetsmith on your iPhone

How to use Widgetsmith on iPhone

Starting with iOS 14, Apple allowed users to put widgets on the iPhone Home Screen. One of the widget apps that went viral around that time is Widgetsmith, and it quickly grew into one of the fan favorites.

It lets you add several kinds of widgets like time, date, photos, calendar, weather, astronomy, health, tides, reminders, custom text, and even blank space on the Home Screen. In this tutorial, we show you how to use Widgetsmith on iPhone running iOS 14, iOS 15, or later.

How to show an emoji or symbol in your iPhone status bar

Show emoji or symbols on iPhone status bar

Focus mode lets you silence alerts and notifications so that you can focus on other tasks. When a Focus mode is active, it shows an icon in the top status bar and Lock Screen. You can customize this icon with one of 38 symbols such as smiling emoji, books, graduation cap, home, train, fire, bulb, sunset, heart, star, guitar, and more.

Here's how to show an emoji on the top of your iPhone screen.

How to get the new iOS 14.2 emojis on your jailbroken device

The last few iOS point releases had been all quiet on the emoji front, but iOS and iPadOS 14.2 brought over 100 novelties to users, including such ragers as "Pinched Fingers" (that emphatic gesture which often accompanies a hackneyed impression of an Italian), "Bubble Tea", "Ninja", and "Tamale" (at last!). Whilst stock users will have to update to iOS 14.2 to make use of these little beauties, jailbroken users don't have to, thanks to developer Poomsmart.

Choosing between losing your jailbreak by updating to iOS 14.2, or being unable to spam your friends with the Dodo emoji, is thankfully not necessary. We'll show you how to get the best of both worlds.

How to customize the Dock and menu bar of your Mac

Customize Dock and menu bar on your Mac

macOS lets you customize the Dock and menu bar effortlessly. Starting with macOS Big Sur and carried forward by its successor macOS Monterey, the System Preferences saw some revamp. You can figure out most of these changes on your own. But there are a few things you should know to get started.

So here, we’ll show you how to customize the Dock and menu bar on Mac.

How to create custom Apple Watch faces to match your style

Custom watch faces on Apple Watch

The Face Gallery section in the Watch app has tons of watch faces to choose from. It's also in this section you can customize and manage your Apple Watch faces. However, if you want to create a custom watch face or get an exciting one that’s different than what Apple offers, you have some easy options.

In this tutorial, we show you how to create and use beautiful custom watch faces on your Apple Watch.

6 tips to customize your iPhone Home Screen for a unique look

iPhone Home Screen Customization Tips - BlueKiyoshi Screen

So far it seems that iPhone users are really enjoying the new options they have for their Home Screens. If you’re one of those people and are still seeking ways to make your screen fit your personality and taste, then you’ve come to the right place!

With tips from iDB, you can take your Home Screen to the next level. Whether you love animals, games, or characters, and want to change widgets, icons, or wallpaper, here are great ways to customize your iPhone Home Screen.

How to customize your Safari Start Page on Mac

Customize your Safari Start Page on Mac

One of the most interesting features with macOS Big Sur is the improvements to Safari. With a redesigned tab toolbar, new translation feature, and a privacy report for website trackers, you’ll enjoy these great enhancements. Another improvement to Safari, that was released ahead of Big Sur, is the ability to customize your Safari Start Page.

If you’ve switched away from the Start Page for new tabs and windows, the customization options may just have you switching back. Let’s take a look at the options and go through how to customize your Safari Start Page on Mac.