CNET TIP: iPhone IOS 11 – How to fix 7 annoyances in iOS 11

CNET TIP: iPhone IOS 11 : How to fix 7 annoyances in iOS 11

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-fix-7-annoyances-in-ios-11/


1. Stop autoplay videos in the App Store

Auto-play videos are everywhere you turn, which you have probably noticed if you have visited Facebook, Twitter or pretty much any website lately. With iOS 11, auto-play videos have come to the redesigned App Store. If you don’t want demos of games and other apps to automatically start playing when you are scrolling through the App Store, it’s easy to disable them. Open Settings, go to iTunes & App Store, tap Video Autoplay and select Off.

 

 

2. Put an end to app rating requests

Apps asking you for your thoughts and opinion isn’t new to iOS 11, but a setting to disable them is. Now, you can put an end to an app interrupting you with a request for you to rate it. Head to Settings > iTunes & App Store and toggle off In-App Ratings & Reviews.

 

 

3. Turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for reals

The buttons in the Control Center for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi no longer turn off your device’s Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios. Instead, they simply disconnect you from devices and networks so you can continue to use AirDrop and AirPlay and the Apple Pencil and the Apple Watch. Read Rick Broida’s informative post on the topic for more detail, but the short of it is you need to dig into Settings to actually turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Those paths: Settings > Bluetooth > Off and Settings > Wi-Fi > Off.

 

4. What to do with screenshot thumbnails

I agree, the new iOS 11 screenshot tool is awesome. But if you want to take a screenshot and quickly save it to your camera roll without editing or annotating it, then you might get annoyed by the thumbnail preview that appears in the lower left corner of the screen. Turns out, you can just ignore them. Better yet, swipe to get rid of them. You do not need to tap on the thumbnail, tap 

Done and then tap Save to Photos to save a screenshot. Just let the thumbnail disappear after a few seconds or flick it away — either way, it’ll be saved to your photos.

 

5. Uncover the hidden auto-brightness setting

The auto-brightness control has moved from its logical spot in the Display & Brightness page in Settings. Where did it go? It’s now hiding out in the Accessibility page. Follow this path to find it: Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.

 

6. No Night Shift in Control Center?

There are many new buttons you can add to the revamped Control Center, but the Night Shift button it not one of them. It is, however, only a 3D Touch or long-press away. Call up the Control Center and 3D Touch or long-press the brightness slider and you’ll see the Night Shift button at the bottom of the screen.

 

7. Declutter the iPad’s busy keyboard

This one is iPad-only. With iOS 11, the iPad’s keyboard gets double-mapped keys to make it easy to access symbols and numbers, which you might find to be #convenient. If you can’t get the hang of the flick gesture to type a key’s secondary symbol, however, and want to return to the old iPad keyboard without the double-mapped keys, head to Settings > General > Keyboard and toggle off Enable Key Flicks.


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Contacts: which apps are allowed to use your contacts information

Choose Apple menu > System Preferences,

click Security & Privacy, then click Privacy.

Open the Privacy pane for me.

Click Contacts.

Select the checkbox next to an app to allow it to access your contacts.

Remote for Apple TV

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203777

Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote*

  1. Stay within range of your Apple TV when you use your Siri Remote, since the remote relies on Bluetooth. If you’re nearby but the volume controls don’t respond, move anything that blocks the path between your remote and the front of your television or receiver. For volume, your remote sometimes needs a line of sight to the IR sensor on the front of your home-theater equipment.
  2. Charge your Siri Remote or Apple TV Remote for 30 minutes using a Lightning to USB cable and a USB wall charger.
  3. Point your remote three inches away from your Apple TV. Then press and hold your remote’s Menu and Volume Up buttons for five seconds. If asked, place your remote on top of Apple TV to complete pairing.
  4. Unplug your Apple TV from the wall power outlet. Wait at least six seconds, then plug it back in.
  5. If you have an Apple Remote (aluminum or white), try it instead of your Siri Remote. Or, if you already set up your Apple TV, you can use the Apple TV Remote app for iOS to control your Apple TV.

    If you still need help, contact Apple Support.

 

Apple Remote (aluminum or white)

  1. Move anything that blocks the path between your Apple Remote and the front of your Apple TV, television, receiver, and sound bar.
  2. Unlink your Apple Remote to your Apple TV. On your Apple Remote, hold down Menu and Left for six seconds. Then on your Apple TV, look for  above an icon of a remote.
  3. Link your Apple Remote to your Apple TV. On your Apple Remote, hold down Menu and Right for six seconds. Then on your Apple TV, look for  above an icon of a remote.
  4. Unplug your Apple TV from the wall power outlet. Wait at least six seconds, then plug it back in.
  5. Replace the battery in your Apple Remote.

 

 

 

FINDER TOOLBAR: How Add a file, folder, or disk on Finder Toolbar

How Add a file, folder, or disk on Finder Toolbar

Add a file, folder, or disk: Hold down the Command (⌘) key, then drag the item to the Favorites section. If you don’t see the Favorites section, go to Finder > Preferences > Sidebar, then select at least one item in the section. Add an app: Hold down the Command (⌘) key, then drag its icon to the Favorites section.

OS X El Capitan: Use the Keyboard Viewer

OS X El Capitan: Use the Keyboard Viewer

See where characters for other languages, and special characters and symbols, are located on your keyboard.
  1. Click the Input menu in the menu bar, then choose the input source for the language whose keyboard you want to view.

  2. Choose Show Keyboard Viewer from the Input menu.

    If the command isn’t shown, choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Keyboard, click Keyboard, then select “Show Keyboard, Emoji, & Symbol Viewers in menu bar.”

  3. Press the key on your keyboard that corresponds to the character shown in the Keyboard Viewer, or click keys in the Keyboard Viewer.

    Press a modifier key, or a combination of modifier keys, to see special characters or symbols you can type. For example, hold down the Option key or the Option and Shift keys.

If you changed your input source or keyboard layout in step 1, be sure to change it back, if necessary.

If you don’t see a specific character or symbol, try using the Character Viewer.