Have you always wanted to know how to use apple iphones like the pros? Now is your chance. You can learn how professionals do it, and how they get around Apple’s many little quirks like pixel 3 dayz background. I’ll give you a rundown of 5 strategies that you can start using right now, even if you don’t want to read the rest of this article. Ready? Here we go!
Strategy 1: The Apple-Picker Crash Course
I know you’re dying to hear about this one. The Apple-Picker is my favorite of all of the strategies, because it’s a step-by-step walkthrough of everything I teach people when they sign up for my subscription.
When you use this strategy, here’s how it will go:
You’ll open the Settings app and go to “Mail, Contacts, Calendars.” Here you can add as many email accounts as you want (although I’d recommend just one or two), and then add those accounts to your “Apple IDs” on your iphone by tapping each account twice in quick succession. This will put the accounts on a list that you can tap when you want to retrieve your email (or send email from), and also sync your calendar between iphones. This is what Apple calls “pairing.”
Now, here’s the trick: You’ll pick two separate addresses with two separate Apple IDs in each account. One is going to be your personal address (i.e., email address); the other is going to be something like [email protected], so that other people at work will be able to send you work-related emails without having them go through their work account… or vice versa.
Strategy 2: The Apple-Picker Advanced Course
This doesn’t contain step-by-step instructions, but it’s the next-best thing. It will provide you with a long list of helpful hints that you can use to make your life easier, and to let you know what kind of problem you might be trying to solve. I recommend following along with one or two strategies for a while, before reading this advanced stuff. Here we go!
Once again, here’s how it all works: You’ll go into Settings and tap your “App Store & iTunes.” Here you can see all of your active subscriptions (iTunes Match is not one of these) and manage them as well. What you will see here is a list of each account’s Apple ID.
If you tap on the first one, the one in your phone, it will make everything on your iphone sing. Tap that and you’ll get an updated version of everything on your phone that is stored in iTunes (music, apps, etc.), synced over to your iPhone. Now you’ll be able to manage all of this at once as well! You can buy things from the App Store as if it were a single unified account.
Strategy 3: The Apple-Picker Advanced Course (Extra Credit)
Once again, this is not a step-by-step walkthrough. There are plenty of helpful hints for you here, but in the same way that Step 2 was only for advanced users, Step 3 is only for slightly more advanced users (i.e., those who have already mastered Strategy 2).
Here’s what you’ll do: Tap Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars. Now tap on the Apple ID attached to your iTunes account and tap “Edit” on the next screen. Scroll down and you’ll see an extra line of information that says something like “Account Type: MobileMe.
Strategy 4: The Apple-Picker Advanced Course (Double Extra Credit)
Once again, this strategy is for those who have already mastered Strategy 3 and want to take things a step further.
Tapping this will take you into a screen where you can see your iTunes account’s “Account Info.” This will tell you exactly what stage all of your Apple accounts are at. For example, it shows that my MobileMe account is active and already syncing documents with my various devices, but that my iCloud account is not yet activated.
Strategy 5: The Apple-Picker Advanced Course (Triple Extra Credit)
This strategy has several extra steps to it, but it’s really easy once you know what to do.
Step 1: Open an email.
Step 2: Raise the email to the top of your inbox.
Step 3: Pull down on the email as though you were going to go to a Home screen, but you’ll see that you’re still in your inbox.
Now, let’s say that this was a work-related email and it’s in your inbox for a good reason; now you need to get rid of it! Here’s how… and I know it takes some getting used to. You’ll tap the email and hold for about one second. This will bring up about four options for doing something with this particular email; one of them is “Move.
Step 4: Move that email out of your mailbox.
Step 5: Dismiss this screen by tapping in an empty space. You’ll see your inbox again, only now that email won’t be there anymore!
Conclusion of this article:
It’s important to note that there used to be a very different way to manage your Apple subscriptions, but because of the “Accounts” feature in iOS 7, all of that is redundant. And I am glad it is.