iPhone to eSIM: Here’s What You Need to Know
Apple has gone all-in on eSIM, eliminating the SIM tray from iPhone 14 models sold in the US. What’s eSIM? Glad you asked—read on for the details of the technology and why it’s better than SIM cards.
Holiday Travel Tip: Share Airline Boarding Passes Using Wallet and AirDrop
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/share-airline-boarding-passes-using-wallet-and-airdrop.jpg"></div>It’s common for one person in a family to handle booking airline tickets and thus to be in charge of checking in for the flight online and downloading boarding passes. If that’s you, what’s the best way to send each iPhone-wielding person in your family their own boarding pass? Rather than tussle with sharing the […]
You Asked, We Answered. How To: Bring Back the Battery Percentage Indicator in iOS 16
Back in 2017, when Apple added the notch to the iPhone X for Face ID, the resulting loss of usable screen real estate caused the company to remove the battery percentage indicator from the status area. Since then, you’ve only been able to estimate how much battery life you had left from the icon...
Identify Plants & Wildlife With These Groovy iPhone Apps
Ever wondered what that pretty flower was that you saw on your walk or felt curious about an unusual visitor to your birdfeeder? With the free Seek and Merlin iPhone apps, you can identify plants, wildlife, and birds—learn more
How To: Hide Your Precise Location from Apps You Don’t Trust.
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/dont-trust-an-app-fully-hide-your-precise-location-from-it.jpg"></div>Most of the time, having your iPhone know precisely where you are is good. You want Maps to tell you exactly when to turn, not after you’ve passed an intersection. But too many apps abuse their users’ privacy. We strongly encourage you to stop using such apps entirely, but we acknowledge that it can be […]
What Now? Here is What to Do If I Get an “AirTag Found Moving With You” Message?
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/what-should-i-do-if-i-get-an-airtag-found-moving-with-you-message.jpg"></div>First, don’t panic. Most likely, you’re borrowing something with an Apple AirTag location tracker attached to it, or someone left something with an attached AirTag in your car. Second, tap the alert to open the Find My app, which displays a map showing where the AirTag has been with you, which might shed some light […]
14+1 Ways to Solve Dropped Calls on Your iPhone
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/15-ways-to-solve-call-failures-on-your-iphone.jpg"></div>Sure, we know that phone calls aren’t the most common thing people do on their iPhones—especially anyone under 30—but it’s still important to be able to make and take calls. There are a wide variety of reasons that outgoing or incoming calls might fail, so the solutions vary equally as widely. Some may seem a […]
Make Vacation Navigation Simpler with Favorite Addresses in Maps
<div class="media_block"><img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/ease-vacation-navigation-with-favorite-addresses-in-maps.jpg"></div>Imagine you’re on vacation, staying at an Airbnb and collecting tourist points in the surrounding area throughout the day. Since you’ll be heading back to your Airbnb regularly but may not remember its address reliably, it’s best to make it a favorite in Maps before you even leave home. That way, you can navigate to […]
How To: Safely Use CarPlay in Rental Cars
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/take-advantage-of-carplay-in-rental-cars-while-traveling.jpg">Renting a car has become more interesting in recent years due to changes automakers have been making to car electronics. For example, Apple’s CarPlay is becoming a common feature on rental cars. That lets you run Apple Maps or Google Maps on your iPhone while displaying the map on the car’s built-in screen and routing […]
Struggling With Glare and Reflections With Your Document Photos? Take a Step Back
<img src="https://www.creativetechs.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/use-the-iphone-cameras-zoom-to-avoid-glare-reflections-and-shadow.jpg">We increasingly need to take photos of documents—vaccination cards, driver licenses, passports, etc.—to submit for online verification. That’s often easier said than done, especially when taking a photo at night under lights that obscure the text with glare and shadows. Similarly, when photographing a screen to document a problem for tech support, it’s often difficult […]