iOS 10

Control Your Calendar -- #TechTipTuesday

Are you getting duplicate calendar notifications?

It's not un-common, especially if you are using gmail calendars, to have duplicate notifications for upcoming meetings. An easy update can fix this issue. 

By opening your calendars and un-checking the duplicate calendars you will only display one version of the same event, and in-turn only get one notification. 

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Learn how with this helpful video: 

iPhone Medical ID - #TechTipTuesday

In Case Of An Emergency

You are taking the dog for a walk. The route you typically go takes you near a busy intersection. It's a Friday, and you can sense that drivers and pedestrians alike are itching to start their weekend. As the light turns, you see the walk sign appear. Just then a car whips through the intersection, T-boning a blue sedan that had begun to go straight through the green light. 

Traffic comes to a halt, and everyone around you freezes. You tell a stranger to hold on to the leash, and you run to the cars to see if anyone is hurt. As you approach the T-boned car you look in the driver's window to find a middle aged woman, unconscious with blood coming from her head. You scream to the person holding your dog to call 911, and then call out to the woman. She's unresponsive. 

You see her iPhone on the passenger's side floor, and run to the other side of the car to grab it. From there you press the home button, and then the word "emergency". There you see a "medical ID" button.

Her name's Maria, she's 47 years old. She has no known allergies, is an organ donor, and her blood type is O+. You scan the information, and call out her name, there's no response. You press the name Manny, listed as her husband in her emergency contacts. 

You tell Manny that his wife was just in a car accident, and that the paramedics were on the way. Just then Maria comes to, she's dazed and in shock. You tell her your name, and that help is on the way. You say you have Manny on the phone, and you give the phone over to Maria. She walks away with a concussion and a few stitches, but will forever remember you and your ability to comfort her by knowing how to get to her emergency contact information.  

A Medical ID could save a life. It's important to set up yours on your iDevice today, and know how to access it from a device's lock screen. 

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Stop Hoarding Old Texts

With full screen animations, funny GIFs, and group text chains that seem to alert you every 15 seconds -- we are a texting nation! Without you even knowing, your messages app eats up more and more of your storage every day.

Reduce & Refresh Messages NOW.

The how to video below will walk through two tricks that will help significantly reduce the size of the Messages App. Create more space, and make sure your phone is able to always stay up to date! 

iPhone Screenshot

It's as easy as 1,2,3... 

  • Find your iPhone Home Button
  • Find your iPhone Lock Button
  • Press Both Simultaneously

If your screen flashed, then you just took a picture of what ever was displayed on your iPhone. You can find the photo in your Photos app. 

Here's a video tutorial showing you the steps: 

iPhone Text Display Size

Size does matter... 

Would you like the text on your phone slightly larger so you are able to see it better from afar? Or perhaps you would like it smaller so you can have more information on one screen. Either way use this eGuide Tech Allies Insider for a step by step tutorial on how to adjust the size of the text on your iPhone. 

iPhone iMessage Reactions

Have you been wondering how to send "Likes" and "Hearts" as reactions to texts that are being sent? On this eGuide Tech Allies Insider we cover how to send iMessage Reactions. Watch this quick tutorial, and check out other eGuide Tech Allies Insider videos HERE. Be sure to subscribe, and post any questions in the comments!