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iPhone 101

How to Tell if You're Connected to Wi-Fi or Cellular

When you're at home, work, or a friend's house, it's always best to connect to their wi-fi network since it's faster, more secure and will save you from using cellular data.

When you're in your car, traveling, or just out and about, you'll likely be using cellular data. Which if you're like me, you monitor since your Cellular Provider charges you for overages.

Here's how to quickly tell if your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi or is using Cellular Data.

Looking at the status bar, if you see the Wi-Fi Symbol, you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.

5 Things You Should Know About the Annual iOS Update

Along with the new devices Apple announces once a year, there is also a software update that introduces exciting new features.

The software that runs your iPhone and iPad is called iOS. The OS stands for Operating System. iOS is everything you see when your iPhone is brand new and you first turn it on. 

You might be thinking, wait a minute. I know I get notified about an iOS update more than once a year! It seems like I’m getting asked to update my iPhone or iPad every few weeks! 

How to Avoid Disaster if Your iPhone is Lost, Stolen or Damaged

We’ve all experienced that moment of panic when we lose our iPhone. The first reaction is to call your phone. If you fail to hear it ringing, all kinds of thoughts come to mind.

Is my information safe? Did I turn on find my iPhone? When was my last backup?

On your Apple devices, if you’ve set up iCloud, you can locate your lost devices by using the Find My iPhone app.

Since the release of iOS7, Apple made it impossible for a thief to reset or reformat your device without your iCloud Username and Password.