Five Tip Friday ~ Focus on iPhone


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1/ Additional currency symbols on the iOS keyboard — The keyboard on the iPhone and iPad has a surprising number of extra characters that you can type if you know how to find them. Here’s how you type international currency symbols like the British pound, the Euro and more:
Tap the ‘123’ button at lower left of the on-screen keyboard.
Tap-and-hold on the Dollar sign ($) – ie, touch the character and leave your finger on it, just like you do to get the accented vowels. Slide your finger over to the correct character on the popup that appears without letting your finger lose contact with the screen.
Let go on the character you needed.
(Keyboards other than English may have a different array of symbols.)

2/ Jump instantly to the top of a page — Sometimes scrolling back to the top of a long webpage, document or list can be a pain. Here’s a neat little shortcut that many iOS users have overlooked: a quick tap at the top of the screen.
Try this – grab your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Next, open an app with a scrolling page, such as a website, list of Mail messages or a long document. Swipe as you normally would to scroll down a bit. It doesn’t matter if you scroll to the very end of the page or just somewhere in the middle; this tip works no matter how far you’ve scrolled.
Now tap once at the very top of the screen – tap around the top level  area of your screen where the time, battery-charge and connection info is displayed –  and it should scroll all the way back to the beginning.

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3/ iOS 10 lets you collaborate on Notes — The new Notes collaboration tool in iOS 10 might be the reason you need to upgrade. The person who creates the note owns it and has the power to invite people to view and contribute to the note. Just tap the new collaboration icon – it’s a round yellow badge with a person and a plus sign – to send invitations via text, email, or by copying and sharing a link.
If they’re also using iOS 10, tapping that link will prompt them to either open the note immediately or decline. It’s easy and seamless, but that’s only on devices that are running iOS 10 – otherwise, they’ll be pointed toward an iCloud web link to sign in and open the note there.
After that, collaboration is simple. You can see changes happening in real-time, with new text highlighted in yellow for a moment before the background fades in with the rest of the copy. People you’ve invited to collaborate on your note can share the link with others, but they can’t invite additional people to make changes. You can cut off access to your note at any time, or delete the note altogether. Notes that people are collaborating on with you are marked with the person icon in your list of notes.

parkedcar4/ Apple Maps in iOS 10 knows where you parked your car — A new feature in Apple’s newly released iOS 10 automatically remembers where your car is located. This is done automatically for a trip that does not end at the user’s home address. The new feature notifies a user that their vehicle is parked and drops a pin on a map in its location. Users can get directions to their parked car, or edit the location to pinpoint it more accurately.
A parked car also shows up automatically as a recommended destination in Apple Maps – a ‘Parked car’ option shows up on the Apple Maps lock screen widget for easy access, if a user has that enabled in iOS 10.
(Maps has other significant changes in iOS 10, including quick access to destinations along a current route, such as gas stations or restaurants. Maps now also provides information on traffic conditions and current road hazards, and the view will zoom in or out appropriately based on speed, location and upcoming route.)

5/ iCloud can back up and restore Health Data — Apple improved options from the latest version of iOS 9 and after. iCloud still does not sync our Health data, but iCloud Backup places a copy with your other data – which means it can restore it to a new device.
It’s wise to manually run a backup shortly before you switch to a new device: make sure your iPhone is on a known network, plug it into power, go to Settings>iCloud>Backup, manually start a backup (tap ‘Backup Now’) then immediately lock your device (by clicking the Sleep button on the top right, or upper right side, of your iPhone). Apple doesn’t explain the reason for that last bit, but it’s worth noting.
When you restore to a new device, iCloud should bring your Health data down with everything else. To be sure of it, wait to wipe your old device once you have verified your Health data made the voyage.
The only way to move this Health data to a new device is by a restoring through either iCloud or Backup. As of this writing, Apple does have a way to manually export your Health data, then save it to other apps via the Share Sheet, but there is no way to manually import that data back into the Health app, which seems like an important oversight Apple should fix.  (Apple outlines your options in this support doc.)

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