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iPhone and iPad Tips of the Week

This week’s tips take a look at putting Safari to work for you using that apps Autofill feature, using Genius as a smart way to get new app recommendations, customizing your app settings, and how to shake your mistakes away or bring them back if you change your mind.

Autofill in Safari

Here’s a tip for surfers. If you frequently visit different websites on a regular basis, Safari’s Autofill feature is awesome. You can tell Safari to use the selected contact from your contacts list to help fill in form based data that you encounter on websites that you are browsing. Safari can also be tasked with remembering previously stored user names and passwords for the sites you visit.
Safari doesn’t do any of this by default, but you can turn it on by launching the Settings app, tapping Safari, and tapping Autofill. Finally tap Use Contact Info to turn that on and tap Names & Passwords to turn it on. You don’t have to use both if you don’t want too.  If you turn the Use Contact Info on make sure that you also select the appropriate contact to use too.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Genius: The Smart Way to Find App Recommendations

You can do this by launching the App Store app and then tapping the Genius button at the bottom of the screen. Apple’s Genius tool will suggest other popular apps that are comparable to the ones you’ve already installed.
An even smarter feature is the iPad Upgrades tab within your Genius search results on your iPad. Tap that and you’ll see whether or not there are iPad versions of your favorite iPhone or iPod touch apps.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Setup and Customize Your App Settings


Here’s another little known fact about iOS a lot of the apps that you download often have their own settings screens that are accessible via the Settings app.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Give Your iDevice a Good Shake to Undo/Redo Typing

Here’s a little known fact about your iOS devices — they like to get shaken. If you are, for example, typing a note in the Notes app you can undo or redo your typing by giving your device a good shake.
Bonus: Try this tip inside of other apps besides Notes and see what happens.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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