The proactive Siri assistant learns your routines across the apps you use on your iPhone and iPad, then suggests an easy way to perform common tasks on the Lock screen. You can reduce information overload by excluding these Lock screen shortcut suggestions for any apps that you don’t care about, as explained in our step-by-step tutorial.
Last month I upgraded to the new iPhone XS Max using Apple’s Upgrade Program. It was my first time upgrading this way, and although it went fairly smoothly, there were a few things I picked up that I felt were worth passing along to folks looking to use the Program to pick up the iPhone XR that goes up for pre-order later this week.
A handy notification icon—a little red dot at the top of your watch face—appears every time you get a new notification. Do you find it a bit distracting? If so, follow the steps laid out in this tutorial to hide the notification icon so it no longer appears when you have unread notifications.
This handy shortcut for your iOS 12+ device makes it easy to text multiple people at once via the Messages app but as individual SMS messages rather than a group chat. iDB shows you how to use and customize it to your liking.
One of the many ways you can boost your privacy entails preventing the full notification from appearing unless it’s specifically tapped. iDB shows you how to keep notifications on your Apple Watch private.