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How to know the exact file size of an app or update for your iPhone

iPhone App Store popup showing app's size before downloading

The size of an app you see in its App Store description is not always precise and particular for your device. What is showed is actually the maximum size for this app. The size of the same app for your specific iPhone may be far less than what's shown. In this tutorial, we show you a handy tip to know the exact file size of the iOS app or the app update on your iPhone. Once you know this, it can help manage your limited data plan and the local storage.

Visible now supports cellular Apple Watches for just $5 per month

Around three months ago, I shared my user experience with Visible as a second carrier for my iPhone. Visible, which operates on the Verizon Wireless network, offers outstanding network coverage for as little as $25 per month with unlimited 4G LTE & 5G data, talk, and text, and with unlimited tethering included!

Just this past week, however, Visible did something I never saw coming. They added support for cellular-capable Apple Watches. And much like Visible’s hyper-affordable cellular plan, enjoying cellular connectivity with Visible is just as affordable.

How to insert and format charts in Pages

Pie Chart in Pages on Mac

We mostly think about using charts when working in an application like Numbers. After all, that’s where we use a lot of numerical data and perform data analysis. But if you’re creating a report, proposal, or similar document where a chart could be beneficial, Pages has you covered.

What’s nice about the chart feature in Pages is that you can just pop in a chart, add a small amount of data, and you’re done. If you want to spruce it up, you can, but you don’t have to.

To make your next document a little more eye-catching, we’ll show you how to work with charts in Pages.

How to insert, format, and edit charts and graphs in Numbers

Insert Format and Edit a Chart in Numbers on Mac

Graphs and charts give you terrific ways to display data. Rather than reading row after row, a visual lets you see data at a glance, compare it, and even put it into perspective. And what’s nice about spreadsheet applications like Numbers is that all you have to do it select your data, pick out a chart, and the app will create it for you.

Once you have your chart, you can change its appearance and add items like a title, labels, and a legend. This gives you the flexibility to display a graph or chart that shows your data exactly as you like. So here, we’ll show you how to create your Numbers chart, format it to your liking, and edit it if needed.

How to color alternating rows in your Numbers sheets

Alternating Rows Orange in Numbers on Mac

When you have a large spreadsheet that’s full of data, especially numbers, it can be difficult to analyze without a little help. You might use a sort option or even a filter in Numbers to find certain data. But if you’re just reviewing it, why not make it a bit easier?

By coloring alternating rows, your sheets can look like those we’ve seen printed on pages. This feature simply uses a color to shade every other row. You’d be surprised at what a difference this makes to stay on track and not lose your place.

Here, we’ll show you how to color alternating rows in your Numbers sheets on both Mac and iOS.

How to create and use forms for data entry in Numbers on iOS

Create a New Form in Numbers on iPad

Working with a spreadsheet isn’t particularly difficult if you’re just entering data yourself. But if you’re collecting information from other people or just want an even simpler way to input data, you can use a form. Numbers version 10.2 on iPhone and iPad has a nice form feature that you’ll appreciate.

Basically, you create form, link it to a table, and then use the form for your data entry. And if you use Numbers on iPad with Apple Pencil, you can take advantage of handwriting data in the form too. So, if you’re ready to make data entry on your device easier, here’s how to create and use forms in Numbers.

How to use Data Detectors and Shape Recognition on iPad

Data Detector iPad Phone Number

Apple’s "on-device intelligence" is used in a variety of forms. From Smart Stacks and Siri Suggestion widgets to the Translate app to Accessibility recognition features, your device continues to learn from your actions and patterns. Using that same technology, upgrades to iPadOS 14 in combination with Scribble let you do things easier on your iPad.

If you use your Apple Pencil for handwritten notes and shapes, you can take advantage of your iPad’s smarts with Data Detectors and Shape Recognition. Each of these make capturing notes that you want to save or share simpler for others to read or for you to act on.

Here, we’ll explain Data Detectors and Shape Recognition and how they work on iPad with Scribble to help you.