iPhone Support Links

The article links below will take you to articles that I have found helpful in learning to use my iPhone and iPad.

After you click on the link that will open Safari and take you to a web page, don’t forget to click on the READER VIEW (if available) to remove all the advertising and make your reading experience more enjoyable on your iDevice.















Black and White Photos On Your iPhone.


iOS 8: Manually Adjusting Your iPhone Camera’s Exposure.



How to get good audio while shooting video on your iPhone.



How to shoot great sports photography on your iPhone.


How to use Photos for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide.



Apple has a page where you can download iOS and iPhone manuals.



And, if you are a Verizon customer, there are a number of tips located on this page:


Frequently asked questions about Apple ID.



Do you need Keyboard or Typing tips? Try these:






emoji: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202332


Tip of the Day: How to Auto-Fill Credit Card Information Using Your iPhone Camera.



10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Apple Maps Master.



How to Force Reboot an iPhone & iPad.



Why can’t I send regular text messages on my iPhone 6 or 6 Plus?



How to block calls and texts on your iPhone.



How to search the App Store, iTunes Store, and iBooks Store faster with Siri.



Tip of the Day: How to Play Music on AirPlay Speakers or an Apple TV.



Use Accessibility features in iOS.



Change the font size on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



You’ll need a Mac running iTunes to do this, but if you want to make your own ringtones for your iPhone this article is very good:



Tip of the Day: How to Set Up Find My iPhone.



And again, if you have your Mac available this is a tutorial on how to record video from your iPhone onto your Mac:



This one may take you a while to read. Some of this stuff is just magic.

40 Secret iPhone Tricks, Hacks and Shortcuts



How to view all the songs you’ve identified with Siri.



4 tips for speeding up a slow iOS 8 device.



Apple writes some of the best stuff about iOS, naturally. Click all the links on this page:



How to get started with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus: The ultimate guide.



How to use your iPhone or iPad hands-free with ‘Hey Siri’.



Apple & Siri.



How to stop Facebook from making your iPhone run like crap.



Mail for iOS tricks. iOS 8.3 tips and tricks: See what your iPhone and iPad can do now.



Tip of the Day: Find an iPhone or iPad? Siri Will Tell You Who Owns It.



From Dave Marra (@marrathon)

Cool iPhone Tip: In iOS 8.3, when asking Siri to call someone, add “on speaker” to your request, to automatically use the speakerphone.

Cool iPhone Tip: When receiving a call, quickly press the Sleep/Wake button twice to decline the call and send it directly to voicemail.

A field guide to text terms and abbreviations. I don’t know where I got these but I emailed them to myself a few months ago. Somebody did a lot of work to compile these. HTH


To help you in your quest to decode your kids’ space-constrained text babble, we’ve compiled a list of popular terms and abbreviations. Don’t be surprised if you see variations when it comes to capitalization or style; it’s common for some kids to prefer all caps to lowercase or even changing capitalization, whether at the beginning or middle of a message.These 92 terms are among the most popular, but know that this is just the tip of the iceberg.

1     143   I love you (popularized by no less awesome a source than Mister Rogers himself)

2     2DAY    Today

3     4EAE    For ever and ever

4     ADN Any day now

5     AFAIK As far as I know

6     AFK Away from keyboard

7     ATM At the moment

8     B/C Because

9     B4 Before

10     BF / GF Boyfriend / Girlfriend

11     BFN Bye for now

12     BOL Be on later

13     BRB Be right back

14     BTW By the way

15     DM Direct message

16     DWBH Don’t worry, be happy

17     F2F or FTF Face to face

18     FB Facebook

19     FF Follow Friday (Follow Friday is a recurring topic on Twitter. Each week, users post lists of people that they think others should follow using the #FF or#FollowFriday hashtag.)

20     FTL For the loss / For the lose

21     FTW For the win

22     FWB Friends with benefits

23     FWIW For what it’s worth

24     FYEO For your eyes only

25     FYI For your information

26     GLHF Good luck, have fun

27     GR8 Great

28     HAK Hugs and kisses

29     HAND Have a nice day

30     HT or H/T Hat tip or heard through (usually referencing news or an informative link)

31     HTH Hope this helps / Happy to help

32     IANAL I am not a lawyer

33     IDK I don’t know

34     IIRC If I remember correctly

35     IKR I know, right?

36     ILY / ILU I love you

37     IMHO In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion

38     IMO In my opinion

39     IRL In real life

40     IU2U It’s up to you

41     IYKWIM If you know what I mean

42     J/K Just kidding

43     J4F Just for fun

44     JIC Just in case

45     JSYK Just so you know

46     K or KK Okay

47     LMBO Laughing my butt off

48     LMK Let me know

49     LOL Laughing out loud

50     MM Music Monday. Another recurring Twitter topic. In this case, users post a song or two that will get your week off to a better start.

51     MSM Mainstream media

52     NAGI Not a good idea

53     NM Never mind

54     NMU Not much, you?

55     NP No problem or Now playing (as in “My MP3 stream is now playing LMFAO’s Party Rock.)

56     NSFW Not safe for work. If this is attached to a link, you’re strongly advised not to check it out while in the workplace or any other venue where inappropriate content would be, well, inappropriate.

57     NSFL Not safe for life. Usually a humorous disclaimer that something formerly innocent is going to be irreparably sullied if you click the link.

58     NTS Note to self

59     OH Overheard

60     OMG Oh my God

61     ORLY Oh, really?

62     PAW Parents are watching

63     PLS or PLZ Please

64     PPL People

65     PTB Please text back

66     QQ Crying. Rather than an abbreviation, this is an emoticon, a picture created in text. The tails of the capital Q form tears, while the circles are the eyes. Saying “QQ” aloud also can mimic the “boo hoo” of someone who’s upset. Usually used sarcastically or contemptuously.

67     RAK Random act of kindness

68     RL Real life

69     ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing

70     RT Retweet. Similar to forwarding an email, Twitter lets you echo other people’s tweets for your own followers to read. In some cases, folks will ask for something they’ve said to be amplified by saying “Please RT” or “PLS RT.”

71     RUOK Are you okay? In Australia, #RUOK is a regularly trending topic, following a government initiative called RUOK Day, which raises awareness of mental health issues on social networking sites.

72     SMH Shaking my head

73     SRSLY Seriously

74     SSDD Same stuff, different day

75     SWAK Sealed with a kiss

76     SWYP So, what’s your problem?

77     TIA Thanks in advance

78     TIME Tears in my eyes

79     TMB Tweet me back

80     TMI Too much information

81     TMRW Tomorrow

82     TTYL Talk to you later

83     TY or TU Thank you

84     VSF Very sad face

85     WB Welcome back

86     WTH What the heck?

87     WTPA Where the party at?

88     WYCM Will you call me?

89     YGM You’ve got mail (to alert your texting partner that you’ve contacted them via that staid old email thing. That’s sooo 2001!)

90     YMMV Your mileage may vary

91     YW You’re welcome

92     ZOMG Oh my god (sarcastic)


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