In iOS 12, Apple added several new ways for users to control how and when they receive app notifications, including the ability to group notifications and change their behavior on the fly with Instant Tuning. A lesser known feature in this subset of options is called Critical Alerts. So what are they exactly?
The idea behind Critical Alerts is that if specific apps have crucial information that shouldn’t be ignored – notifications related to health, home security, or public safety, for example – then you’ll be alerted regardless of your other device settings.
To that end, Critical Alerts override the Do Not Disturb feature if you have it enabled on [...]
The Gmail app for iOS was today updated with an option to turn off the threaded conversation view that some users have been unhappy with.
Toggling off „Conversation View“ in the Settings menu in the Gmail app will now let users see each of their emails listed individually in their inbox rather than grouped up in an „easier to digest and follow“ format, as Google puts it.
Gmail on the desktop has long allowed users to turn off Conversation View, and today’s update introduces feature parity on mobile devices.
Your Conversation View settings are synced across devices, so if Conversation View is disabled on desktop, it will be [...]
Apple’s watchOS 5 update includes a new automatic workout detection feature, which is designed to make sure you never miss out on getting credit for one of your workouts.
Automatic workout detection is a setting that’s enabled by default once you upgrade to watchOS 5, but if you don’t want the feature, it can be turned off using the Apple Watch app on the iPhone or on the Apple Watch itself.
Enabling/Disabling Automatic Workouts on Apple Watch
Open the Settings app on Apple Watch.
Scroll down to „Start Workout Reminder“ and „End [...]
Apple has confirmed that it is closing a technological loophole that allows law enforcement officials to hack into iPhones through USB-based hardware solutions like the GrayKey box, reports The New York Times.
Apple said it was planning an iPhone software update that would effectively disable the phone’s charging and data port — the opening where users plug in headphones, power cables and adapters — an hour after the phone is locked. In order to transfer data to or from the iPhone using the port, a person would first need to enter the phone’s password.
As we shared last week, the feature that prevents USB accessories from connecting to an iPhone [...]