Change iOS 7 Safari Search Engine on iPhone and iPad

How to Change Default Search Engine in Safari on iPhone/iPad: Quick tip

Here's a handy tip for all new iPhone/iPad users who want to change the default search engine on Safari iOS 7.x. Safari, the web browser of choice for most iOS users, lets you search...
Calendar Events Missing on iOS 7-x in iDevices

Old Calendar Events Missing on iPhone [iOS 7.x]? Here’s a fix:

You just updated the firmware on your iPhone or iPad, enabled iCloud - and all the old events from your Calendar are gone. They don't show up on your iPhone or iPad. What just...
How to Stop Ad Tracking in iPhone or iPad on iOS 7.x

How to Stop Ad Tracking in iPhone/iPad on iOS 7.x

Apple allows advertisers to track an iPhone/iPad through what is called IDFA (identifier for advertisers). Basically, it's like the advertisers pin a number to your device (you and your device remain completely anonymous nevertheless)...
How to Block Ads in iPhone or iPad Apps or Games on iOS 7.x

How to Block Ads in iPhone/iPad Apps or Games on iOS 7.x

App ads are necessary evils of the mobile ecosystem. For the developer, having the app display ads is a source of revenue. That's why most free apps show ads, with an in-app-purchase option which...
How to Save Offline Maps in the new Google Maps app for iOS 7-x

Here’s How to Save Offline Maps in the New Google Maps App for iOS...

The update to Google Maps on iOS and Android brings an important feature that a lot of users would find useful/interesting. Google Maps now has a specific offline maps feature. It's built right into...
How to Troubleshoot Gmail and Push Notifications in iOS 7-x

Gmail Push Notifications Not Working in iOS 7.x: Here’s How to Troubleshoot

Many users occasionally complain about fetch/push notification problems with Gmail. If you've configured Gmail into the stock Mail app or use the Gmail app, you probably faced issues where you don't get routine alerts...
How to Get Directions Using Apple Maps in iOS 7-x

How to Get Directions to Places Quickly Using Apple Maps (iOS 7.x)

Apple maps have consistently improved over the years, since its disastrous debut. The hiring spree has possibly resulted in a refactoring of location data and technology that has helped Apple's stock Maps become better...
Enable Continuous Scrolling in iBooks

How to Enable Continuous Scrolling in iBooks (iOS 7.x)

iBooks is a great way to read books on your iPhone or iPad (although the iPad is a friendlier device for reading lengthy ebooks). iBooks in iOS 7, flattened though the interface is, brings...
How to Create Contact Groups for iOS 7.x Using iCloud

How to Create Contact Groups for iOS 7.x Using iCloud

iOS doesn't let you create contact groups from an iPhone or iPad. We're in iOS 7.1.1 and this feature is still conspicuously missing. In order to create contact groups, you have to rely on...
How to Turn off Unread Count on Mail app Icons in iOS 7-x

How to Turn off the Annoying Unread Count on Mail app Icons in iOS...

Following up on our post about getting rid of annoying badges on the App Store icon (that show how many apps are awaiting an update), here's a similar how-to. This one's about disabling the...
How to Delete All Offline Reading Lists from Safari iOS 7-x

How to Delete All Offline Reading Lists from Safari iOS 7.x

Offline reading lists in Safari were introduced in iOS 6 to help you tackle those "read later" articles without having to resort to a third-party read-later app. Offline reading lists synced via iCloud so...
How to Crop a Photo in iOS 7-x

Want to Crop a Photo on Your iPhone in iOS 7 Quickly? Here’s How...

Sometimes you click a picture to share with your friends but you want to edit the image: crop out the unnecessary parts to send just the main part of the image. iPhone's stock Photo...
iOS 7.1.1 Battery Life

iOS 7.1.1 Battery Performance/Issues: How’s Your iPhone/iPad After Update?

Every iOS upgrade has three possible effects on the iPhone/iPad's battery: it causes the battery to drain faster, it improves the battery or it has no effect on the battery.Just because someone with a...
How to Troubleshoot iOS 7.1.1 Update Issues

iOS 7.1.1: Unable to Update, Troubleshooting Issues and More

We wrote about iOS 7.1.1 this morning. The minor update comes with a small but important change to TouchID so that iPhone 5s users will see a faster TouchID recognition when they unlock their...
How to Make Text More Readable in iPhone & iPad Apps on iOS 7-x

Font-size Too Small In Apps on your iPhone/iPad? How to Increase It

Most iPhone/iPad apps designed decently/well take care of the font-size. But there are some apps which have font-sizes that are too small to be comfortably legible. Or sometimes, users have visual impairments that make...
How to Disable App Store Badget Icon in iOS 7-x

Here’s How to Disable App Store Badge Icon in iOS 7.x

When there are pending app updates - and you've disabled auto-update because that thing sometimes sucks - you will see badge notification on the app store. Yes, that blaring red circle above the app...
How to Fix Apps Stuck at Waiting in iOS 7.x When Installing Updating

How to Fix Apps Stuck at “Waiting” in iOS 7.x When Installing/Updating

Apps can get stuck when you're updating or installing them. You see a "Loading..." or "Waiting..." under the icons which are blacked out or look like this app-icon-template. In our earlier coverage of the...
How to Increase Contrast and Reduce Whiteness of iOS 7.1

iOS 7.1 How-to: Disable Blur Effects, Increase Contrast and Reduce Whiteness

The interface of iOS 7.x, according to Jony Ive, consists of layers, one stacked over the other. That's why the translucent, gaussian blur effect under the Notification Center and the Control Center.Most people are...
How to Turn off Siri on the Lockscreen in iOS 7.x on iPhone and iPad

Here’s How to Turn off Siri on Lockscreen in iPhone/iPad on iOS 7.x

Here's a quick tip that might save a few "accidental" Siri-triggers. Now, you might know that you can evoke Siri even when you've got your screen locked down with a passcode. The long-press-home-button triggers...
Hide Purchased Apps on the iPhone and iPad

Want to Hide Purchased Apps on the iPhone/iPad in iOS 7.x? Here’s How:

Update: You don't have to resort to iTunes to hide purchased apps, if you have upgraded your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8. Here's how to hide those purchased apps on iOS 8.You made...