Earlier this month Apple released iOS 12.3.2, a firmware update with a fix for the Portrait mode feature on the iPhone 8 Plus. Because the patch was aimed squarely at the 8 Plus, it was only released for that handset, which has left users that have moved to new iPhones unable to restore from their backups.
HomePod, the new sound of home, is here. To go with the launch, Apple published a brand new online user guide for HomePod to help owners set up their wireless speaker, adjust its settings and get the most out of its features.
Like the sound of a lighter, more content-focussed internet experience on your Mac? Here’s how to reduce the clutter and noise caused by pictures or ads in Safari, all the while saving you heaps of data as you go!
Want to know the warranty status of your Apple device? The Apple Support app is great for fast troubleshooting or getting in touch with Apple staff. Still, another feature stands out as the unsung hero: find out any of your devices’ warranty status, including AppleCare, in no time.
It’s the little shortcuts Apple Watch can provide in life that make wearing the device oh so rewarding at times. The most prominent ones have certainly saturated Apple’s marketing and most corners of the internet by now, still many smaller tricks are hardly covered simply because they can be so darn hard to find.
The following one certainly falls into that category, as I had never heard or read about it before, and I frankly came across it by pure chance. If you have to hit the roads regularly and rely on Apple Maps and your watch to get to your destination, it’s a deft shortcut that makes sure you can keep your eyes on the road at all times – even if you need to make a phone call to the place you are currently headed!
Want to see only the music that is physically on your iPhone or iPad? In this tutorial, we show you one simple step to see only the music that has been downloaded to your device in the Apple Music app.
This tutorial will teach you how to find out the GPS coordinates of any location using your iPhone or iPad. You will also learn how to locate a location based on its latitude and longitude coordinates.
Did you know that every time you ask Siri to identify a song for you, a record of that song is kept so you can go back to it in the future? In this tutorial, we show you how to see a list of songs you’ve identified using Siri.
We are currently disassembling Apple’s Podcasts app here on iDB, turning over every rock in iOS to help you make the most of what the seemingly basic app has to offer. After walking you through automatic downloads for your favorite shows earlier this week, we’re back with another slick little trick designed to cut down unwanted notification clutter perpetrated by the app.
Because notwithstanding your fondness for the dozen podcasts you love to zap through, collectively they sure can generate a bevy of notifications on your iPhone. Speaking from experience, the crux of the matter is that some of these notifications are much more hotly anticipated (e.g. surprise releases) than others (daily shows), which means neither leaving all podcasts notifications activated nor fully switching them off is going to genuinely cut the mustard for most users.
If you have made it this far, you will already have an inkling that there is luckily enough a much more satisfying middle way. And thankfully, you called it right. The square, purple icon on your Home screen itself holds the answers we need when it comes to selectively dumping the episode-drop notifications. So in the interest of a tidy Notification Center and minimal maintenance efforts, here’s how to remain in control of podcast notifications by toggling off the ones that have been bugging you for too long.