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How to Get Siri to Announce Name of the Incoming Caller

A smartphone with a voice assistant should be capable of doing more than just replying to your queries. It should be able to tell you things even before you ask them or pickup your phone. Wouldn’t it be nice, for instance, to get Siri to announce name of the incoming caller before you pick up your phone? In iOS 9 and earlier there wasn’t a straight forward way to do it, if there was a way at all. Thankfully, among the nice new features in iOS 10, you now have the ability to get Siri to announce the name of your caller when the phone rings. If you haven’t started using the feature yet, here’s a quick guide on how to do it. How to Get Siri to Announce Name of the Incoming Caller 1. Go to Settings. 2. Scroll down and tap Phone. 3. Tap Announce calls. 4. Here…

How to Delete Handwritten Messages in iOS 10

In a previous iOS tutorial I showed you how to send handwritten messages from the Messages app. Over time, all your handwritten messages get added to the Recent list of messages making it easier for you to send the same message again, should you need to use it. However, there may be some terms that have no use to you again and you may want to delete them. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to delete handwritten messages in iOS 10 from this Recent list. How to Delete Handwritten Messages in iOS 10 All handwritten messages that you send are stored on your device. They can be seen on the Apps tab in the Messages app. The danger in this is that anyone who accidentally or deliberately peeks or snoops into your phone may be able to read those messages. Something like that “locker-room talk” you don’t want anyone…

How to Send Messages with Animation Effects in IOS 10

If you have downloaded and installed iOS 10, you’ll know that the Messages app has received a ton of great features and improvements that makes it so much fun to use. From sending invisible messages to handwritten messages there’s plenty of interesting ways to communicate now. One other cool feature in the Messages app is the ability to send messages with animation effects. Its pretty easy to do it, so let’s see how. How to Send Messages with Animation Effects in IOS 10 1. Open up the Messages app, and create a new message. 2. Once you’ve typed in all that you wanted to say, tap and hold or long press the Send button. 3. You will be taken to a screen that displays various menu options. Tap the Screen tab. 4. You will see the first Balloon animation effect. 5. Swipe sideways to see all other animation effects available…

iOS 10 Tips You Need To Start Using Right Now

With the launch of iOS 10, Apple has transformed the way you use your iPhone or iPad. In case you find the new OS a little too overwhelming and don’t know where to start, just notes these cool iOS 10 tips. They are quite easily to remember and are sure to make your user experience a few notches smoother. iOS 10 Tips to Enhance Your User Experience Dim or Brighten Your Flashlight Got an iOS device with 3D Touch? You’re in luck. Open up the Control Center, and press and hold the flashlight button to open up a 3D Touch Action Menu. This menu will let you choose low light, medium light or bright light. View Recently Closed Tabs In iOS 9, tapping the tabs icon in the lower-right corner of Safari displays all of your open tabs. Tapping the plus icon at the bottom of the Tabs View…

How to Set Up Multiple Languages for Typing in iOS 10

iOS 10 has a lot of fun improvements including the ability to send handwritten messages and hidden message using invisible ink. Another cool feature involves multilingual typing. With multilingual keyboard support, you can type out your messages in multiple languages simultaneously without having the need to switch keyboard every time. But you’ll need to first set this feature. Let’s take a look at how to set up multiple languages for typing in iOS 10. How to Set Up Multiple Languages for Typing in iOS 10 1. Open up the Settings app on your iOS device. 2. Tap General, and then tap Dictionary. 3. You will see a long list of supported dictionaries in this screen. Select the languages you plan to use with the QuickType keyboard. Give it a few seconds to download. 4. Go back to the General screen and select Keyboard. 5. Tap Keyboards again, then tap Add…

How to Send a Message in Invisible Ink in iOS 10

Do you want to send a contact on your iPhone something personal and private? If you have upgraded to iOS 10, you don’t have to be worried about someone else seeing your message. The Invisible Ink feature has got you covered. If you found sending hand written messages fun, you’ll enjoy using the Invisible Ink feature as well. Anyway, let’s check out how to send a message in invisible ink in iOS 10. How to Send a Message in Invisible Ink in iOS 10 1. Compose your message as you normally would on your Messages app. You can also add a photo if that’s what you wish to share. 2. Then, tap and hold the Send arrow above the keyboard to bring up the pop up screen which has additional options. 3. Tap Invisible Ink. You will notice how the message has turned into white dust particles. 4. Tap the…

How to Unlock Your iPhone with a Swipe Action in iOS 10

In iOS 10, Apple changed the way a user unlocks the phone. Now, the swipe-right action open the iOS widget screen and doesn’t unlock the phone. If you don’t like this option and would rather use the old method of swiping right to unlock your iPhone, you can switch it back to the way it was in iOS 9. This option only works for users using Touch ID. In iOS 9, you use the Touch ID fingerprint recognition feature to unlock your phone with ease. You press the home button on your device to wake it, and if you had a passcode, you keyed it in to get to your Home screen. How to Unlock Your iPhone in iOS 10 In iOS 10, swiping right opens up the lock screen widgets page and swiping left opens up the camera. To change the iOS 10 Touch ID behavior to how it…

How to Send Handwritten Messages in iOS 10

iOS 10 is here and there are plenty of exciting new features and enhancements you’re gonna love. If you’ve just installed the new OS and want to know what’s changed, check out our comprehensive post on the best features of the OS. One of the cool features in iOS 10 is the ability to send handwritten messages via the Messages app. iOS 10 offers a few preset handwritten messages but also gives you the option to write using the keyboard. If you’re not sure how to get this done, simply follow the steps in this guide to send handwritten messages in iOS 10 to your contacts. How to Send Handwritten Messages in iOS 10 1. Open the Messages app and hit the Compose button to hand write your new message. 2. Turn your iPhone screen horizontal. 3. A white screen will appear for you to type your message. At the…

How to Delete Unwanted Native iOS Apps

iOS 10 is here bringing one of the biggest upgrades to iOS devices. If you’ve just downloaded it and don’t know what’s changed, check out our comprehensive post on the best features of the OS. One of the things that you’ll probably want to do in iOS 10 involves getting rid of the native iOS apps that you don’t use and don’t want to see on your iOS Home screen. Here’s a quick tip on how to delete native iOS apps that you don’t use at all. How to Delete Native iOS Apps You Don’t Need 1. Press and hold an app icon until they start to wiggle and display an X sign above the icon. 2. Tap the X icon on the stock app you want removed. 3. Tap Remove to confirm the removal of the app. That’s it! Deleting the native iOS apps works pretty much the…

All the Best Features in iOS 10

iOS 10, which was announced at WWDC way back in June is finally here. For those of you who made the upgrade, there’s plenty of great new features to look forward to. Messages is now making conversions more personal than ever, Maps have received a grand redesign, Siri is getting better integration, and there’s plenty more improvements to the app that makes you do so much more with your iOS device. Here is a list of all the best features in iOS 10. Best Features in iOS 10 Messages Gets Better and More Personal Fun Emoji If you love communicating via emoji, then enjoy the bigger better iOS emoji in iOS 10. All emoji are 3 times bigger than before. If you’re struggling to express yourself with the right emoji, iOS 10 will suggest words that can be substituted with the right emoji. Just write your message and hit the…

All the BIG Features in iOS 10 Unveiled at WWDC

WWDC 2016 has thrown open plenty of exciting new stuff for iOS users to look forward to. Among other things, Tim Cook announced that the iOS 10 update is the biggest ever –  a “mother of all new releases” so to speak, with Siri becoming more powerful, great improvements to the way you use apps on your iOS device, interact with the Home screen and the lock screen and 3D Touch integration becoming deeper. Messages is another feature that is getting a huge update and so are emojis. Here is a list of all the big features in iOS 10 to look forward to later in the year. The BIG Features in iOS 10 Messages Get Visually Appealing If you use iMessages a lot, you’ll love what’s coming in iOS 10. Messages are going to get visually appealing with emojis getting 3 times bigger than before. QuickType, the predictive text…

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