VideoHUD provides system-wide access to iOS 11’s new volume HUD

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One of the most significant pain points involving the iOS user interface is the stock volume HUD. It pops up directly in the middle of your display, forcing you to wait for its automatic dismissal before returning to your tasks.

Apple provided meaningful volume HUD-centric upgrades in iOS 11, but you’ll only notice them when you watch videos or play full-screen games. Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called VideoHUD by iOS developer Youssef Mikhail lets you enjoy these upgrades from anywhere in iOS…. Read the rest of this post here


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Reminder: Apple includes a tiny AirPlay toggle in iOS 11’s Control Center for iPhone and iPad

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Apple, in its "infinite wisdom," compacted the Control Center in iOS 11, and gave AirPlay even less of a starring role on it. With HomePod now available and able to have audio streamed via AirPlay AppleInsider shows you where the AirPlay button is, and two slightly different ways to turn it on.
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iOS 11’s increased pairing security requires passcode for the “Trust This Computer” prompt

iOS 11 has introduced security-enhancing tweaks, including one that changes how trust is established between your computer and an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch connected to it…. Read the rest of this post here


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Facebook now has access to iOS 11’s Screen Recording feature, currently inactive

The Facebook app now apparently integrates with iOS 11’s Screen Recording feature…. Read the rest of this post here


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Screenshots reveal how you’ll adjust HomePod settings in iOS 11’s Home app

Now that HomePod has finally received a much-needed approval from the Federal Communications Commission, and given iOS impending 11.2.5’s launch later this week, first screenshots of the setup process for the wireless speaker have begun trickling out…. Read the rest of this post here


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Apple overhauls dated app previews on the web with iOS 11’s new App Store styling

Apple has refreshed web previews of iOS, watchOS, tvOS and macOS apps, changing the dated design of its App Store and Mac App Store web interfaces to match iOS 11’s new App Store styling with larger images, bolder headings, a strong focus on reviews and other perks…. Read the rest of this post here


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How to Fix iOS 11’s Frustrating Letter ‘i’ Bug

There’s a frustrating bug affecting some ⍰PHONE users running ⍰OS 11.1 — and if you couldn’t tell from the previous sentence, it has to do with the letter “i.”

Reportedly, a percentage of iPhones running iOS 11.1 have lost the ability to type the capital letter “i.” Instead of an “I” character, the iPhone keyboard will display an exclamation point and a boxed question mark, or a capital “a” with a series of lines.

The problem seems to be linked to iOS’s predictive text feature — and specifically the cloud synchronization for text predictions. Apple’s machine learning algorithms can pick up new words used by its customers and sync those words to other iOS or macOS devices.

The “?-within-a-box” symbol is usually representative of an unprintable Unicode character, though sometimes it can appear as several lines instead. According to The Guardian, some Apple users are reporting seeing the “i” character in the emoji picker, while others are actually seeing the strange Unicode character.

Although it’s an ironic and somewhat amusing bug, it’s also undoubtedly frustrating. Apple said it will fix the bug in a future iOS update, but in the meantime, here are a few workarounds.

The Apple Method

Apple recommends in a new support page that users set up a Text Replacement for the letter “i.”

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on General
  3. Tap on Keyboard and then Text Replacement.
  4. Tap the + plus to add a new replacement.
  5. For Phrase, type an upper-case “I.”
  6. In the Shortcut box, type a lower-case “i.”

It’s not a perfect solution, however. Since it’ll replace all lowercase “i” characters with an uppercase “I” character, it’ll be grammatically incorrect. But, at the very least, your messages and posts will make sense.

The Third-Party Method

The other way to fix the glitch in the interim is to download and use a third-party keyboard app. There is a slew of these apps on the App Store, but some highly rated (and free) options include Google’s Gboard and SwiftKey.

  1. Download the keyboard app of your choice from the App Store.
  2. Once it’s installed, go to Settings > Keyboard.
  3. Tap on Keyboards.
  4. Tap on Add New Keyboard…
  5. Tap on GBoard or SwiftKey.
  6. In any app where the Keyboard is present, tap on the Glove icon to switch between available keyboards.

Again, it’s not an ideal solution, but it’ll work until Apple fixes the issue. Which, judging by the fact that “I” is a relatively important letter in the English language, will probably be sooner than later.

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The Truth About iOS 11’s ‘1+2+3=24’ Bug

It’s simple math: 1+2+3=6. But, apparently, if you type that equation into iOS 11’s Calculator really quickly, you’re more likely to get 24 as an answer.

This “bug” has been getting quite a bit of attention recently, but it’s been around in iOS 11 for quite a while.

Basically, the Calculator app’s animations experience some lag when you type in numbers in quick succession. This lag can result in certain numbers being ignored entirely.

If you have iOS 11 installed on your device, you can try it yourself. Type 1 + 2 + 3 and hit equal as fast as you can. More likely than not, you’ll get some random answer instead of 6. It’s not just that equation, either. It all comes down to typing in numbers quickly.

Of course, this is a bug — but not necessarily a major one. Some media outlets have sensationalized the issue, calling iOS’s Calculator “useless.” That’s hardly true. It’s a bit annoying, but it’s not an app-breaking glitch.

To be fair, the “fade” animation speed for the iOS 11 calculator is noticeably slower than the animation for the Calculator in iOS 10 and previous versions of the operating system. But it’s not necessarily the animation speed that’s at fault, it’s how that animation interacts with the app’s ability to register inputs. Specifically, it seems to be caused by pressing an operator button (like plus or minus) more than once in a single equation.

But even with the bug, the iOS 11 Calculator app isn’t “useless” by any means. When typing equations out at normal speeds, the app will still give you the correct answers. Until the animation issue is fixed, it’s just a matter of slowing down a bit.

Users who are reliant on the Calculator bug will be glad to know that Apple is aware of the issue, as Apple employee Chris Espinosa notes that over 70 people have filed a Radar report on it. We’ll probably see a fix in the next iOS 11 update.

How to Workaround This Bug

In the meantime, just type equations slower. If that’s absolutely not an option, you can download a third-party app like Calcbot 2 and PCalc — or just get Siri to do your math for you.

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Google Drive documents are now accessible in iOS 11’s Files app

What good is the Apple Files app that came with iOS 11 anyway? Well, now that Google Drive plays nicely with it, the possibilities are… okay, they aren't endless, but you get the idea. Now that iOS has a central file library, it's nice that your it…
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iPhone 8 unboxing & fast setup with iOS 11’s new Quick Start

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In iOS 11, Apple has made it even easier to set up a new iPhone with your existing phone with Quick Start, a new system that discovers your new device (similar to the setup of Apple Watch or AirPods) and transfers most of your settings and preferences automatically. Here’s how it works.
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