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How to Scan In Old Photographs on iPhone
Google PhotoScan

How to Scan In Old Photographs on iPhone

Do you have a pile of old photographs sat in a box somewhere? You might be surprised just how easy it is to scan these into your iPhone using the PhotoScan app. Once you've digitised your old photographs you can edit and store them safely in your Photos app for the future. Here's a quick and easy-to-follow tutorial that'll get you scanning in and digitizing your old paper photographs using just your iPhone and a free app.
Time Travel with Google Street View
Google Maps

Time Travel with Google Street View

Did you know you can use Street View in Google Maps to travel back in time? Yes, with the awesome Historical Street View feature you can now revisit locations and addresses from any time in the last 15 years to see how they've changed over time.
How to Set A Sleep Timer On Your iPhone
Clock

How to Set A Sleep Timer On Your iPhone

Did you know you can use the Clock app on your iPhone to automatically turn your music off when you go to sleep? Whether it's in Apple Music, Spotify or even a Podcast this means you don't have to worry about your iPhone playing all night long when you've gone to sleep! This easy-to-follow tutorial video will should you how to set up a Sleep Timer and explain how it works.
How to Easily Straighten Photos on iPhone
Photos

How to Easily Straighten Photos on iPhone

How many photos have you taken, only to later realise you were holding your iPhone at a weird angle and that the horizon is horribly wonky? Well it's super easy to correct this - in fact Photos will do it automatically for you!
How to set Dynamic Wallpapers for Day + Night
Shortcuts

How to set Dynamic Wallpapers for Day + Night

Dark Mode is great, but wouldn't it be cool if there was a way to have an entirely different wallpaper when Dark Mode was enabled as to the one you have when Light Mode is enabled? With this easy-to-follow iPhone tutorial you'll be able to get that set up and working in no time - a different wallpaper for daytime and a different one for nighttime! You can even decide if you want this to apply to your Lock Screen, Home Screen or both.
How to Cancel App Subscriptions (Save Money on iPhone)
App Store

How to Cancel App Subscriptions (Save Money on iPhone)

Over time it's easy to build up multiple subscriptions on your iPhone, each one charging you monthly or annually to use an app or service. Whilst most of these will probably be things you've explicitly want, it may be that you've also got some other subscriptions that have built up over time that you don't need anymore. Here's how to delete or edit them.
Take Control of Focus and Do Not Disturb Modes
Focus

Take Control of Focus and Do Not Disturb Modes

Do Not Disturb and Focus modes are both great features, but if you're anything like me you'll often end up leaving them on for far longer than you intended. In this short #QuickTips video I'll show you how to take control of both Do Not Disturb and other Focus Modes to automatically switch them off at the right time.
How to Change App Icons on iPhone
Shortcuts

How to Change App Icons on iPhone

In this short and easy-to-follow tutorial I'll show you how to change your iPhone App Icons to show off your personality and aesthetic in your own style. In this tutorial I'll show you how to replace a boring App Icon with an image of your choosing - and I'll even share an awesome trick to hide the Shortcuts Banner Notification running each time you use the new App Icon. I'll talk you through replacing the old app icons with the new ones in a simple, clear way and will share some top tips for making your iPhone home screen look as aesthetic as your iPad!
Recolour your Folder Icons in Two Clicks
Manilla

Recolour your Folder Icons in Two Clicks

Sometimes it can be hard to find the folder you're looking for - particularly when they all look the same. Adding a coloured 'Tag' helps a little bit, but it's not great. Luckily, a free masOS utility called Manilla is available to fix that problem by quickly and efficiently recolouring your folder icons. You can download Manilla here: https://github.com/neilsardesai/Manila
Easily Censor Photos with Emoji using MaskerAid
MaskerAid

Easily Censor Photos with Emoji using MaskerAid

Have you ever wanted to share a photo of your class but can't have certain children faces online? Or perhaps you want to send a picture home to a parent but can't include the other children? With the great new MaskerAid app you can now quickly and easily cover student faces using Emoji. It'll even use some Machine Learning skills to automatically find and cover faces which will save you a ton of time. And if that's not enough, you can also use the app to create some fun Emoji-Art like putting a top hat on your cat or, well, isn't that enough of a reason to try the app?!
How to Customise Memoji Clothing
Memoji

How to Customise Memoji Clothing

One of my favourite additions in iOS 15 is the ability to give your Memoji Clothing! Yes that's right, you can now give them outfits to wear which appear in the new sticker choices. There's a huge amount of customisation available here and you can fine-tune your Memoji's appearance like never before. This short video will show you exactly how it works!
How to Change Watch Faces Automatically with Focus
Focus

How to Change Watch Faces Automatically with Focus

Focus Modes on iOS 15 are really powerful ways of controlling your device like never before. Using these options you can configure your Apple Watch to change its Watch Face when you arrive at work, leave the gym or turn on any of your custom Focus Modes. No more manually switching between Watch Faces for home and work - let Focus Shortcuts on iOS 15 take control of it all automatically for you. Here's a quick guide to how it works...
How to set a Custom Text Size per App
Accessibility

How to set a Custom Text Size per App

Did you know you can now set Dynamic Text to be a different size in different apps? That means you can increase the size of the font in Calendar, whilst keeping it the same size in other apps? Or perhaps you want to fit more of Twitter on your screen by making the text smaller there, without having to squint at other apps. With this great new feature in both iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 you can do just this. Here's how...

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