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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.

Using Reader View in Safari

It seems like more and more these days, I'm reading articles that have been sent to me in my email on my iPhone.

When I click on a link in my email, the web page opens in Safari, with "Reader View Available." If you click on the bars in the upper left corner, an easier to read version is displayed.

How to Prevent Interruption When Recording Video

If you plan to record a video that is important to you, set your phone to 'Do Not Disturb' to prevent an incoming call from interrupting your video recording.

Here's how to set your iPhone to 'Do Not Disturb':

Go to Settings > Do Not Disturb and set Manual to 'on'. You can also adjust your 'Allow Calls From' setting to 'none'.

Or Swipe up on your Home Screen and select the moon icon, which turns 'Do Not Disturb' on.

How to Scroll Through Photos Quickly

If you have a lot of pictures in the Photos App, it can be time consuming to scroll through pictures to find what you're looking for. Luckily, there is an easy shortcut to scroll to the top or bottom of the pictures in an album.

Go to the Photos App and open an Album. It will show you the place in the album where you left off.

To get to the oldest photos, tap the top of the screen, near the time. You'll go to the oldest photos.