Month: July 2018

How to hide Photos on iPhone

How to hide Photos on iPhone

Most people have a few pictures in their Photos library which they would rather keep private. If you let someone browse through your photos, you don’t necessarily want them to be able to see everything in your Library. So today, I’ll show you how to move those photos out of you main library and into a hidden photos album. It’s easy and free, and while there are dedicated apps available specifically for this purpose, this technique should be enough for most people.

While browsing through your photos, if you see a photo you’d like to hide, click on it to select it and then click on the share button on the bottom left side of the screen. So, four steps:

  1. Open your Photos app.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Tap  > Hide.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

The nice thing is that once you’ve picked one photo, it will also be very easy for you to choose adjoining pictures that you’d also like to hide.
And that’s it, those photos will now reside in an album called “hidden album” which you can find in the album section of your Photos app.

If you need to Unhide a picture in the Hidden Album, you basically do the same thing in reverse. Select an image in the hidden album, and click on the Share icon and then choose Unhide.

As you can see, it’s really easy to do once you know the steps. Have fun hiding photos !

Posted by Ian Van Slyke in iPhone, Learning, Tips & Tricks, 0 comments
iOS 12 beta: Apple releases the third beta available to the public

iOS 12 beta: Apple releases the third beta available to the public

Yesterday, Apple released the third iOS 12 public beta. And it is now something a lot of iPhone and iPad users may be tempted to install on their main devices.

Generally speaking, these public betas are fairly buggy and not for everyone. The first couple of betas usually have significant bugs, and are not a good idea for most users. But by the time the 3rd and 4th betas come around, things tend to be much smoother. And that is turning out to be the case with iOS 12 as well.

There is a fair amount of new features to iOS 12, which I will list later. But, one of the major appeals of iOS 12 is that it has been engineered to really speed things up. Even with older devices. So in theory, even an older like the iPhone 5S is going to see a significant speed boost. The keyboard should display faster, the camera will appear more quickly, and much more. You can tell Apple no longer wants to be criticized for devices that dramatically slow down after an update. And they’ve actually chosen to do something about it.
So, that’s a reason some people may want to get on board before the full release this fall. And I do think this 3rd beta is good enough for most people to use.

Besides the speed improvements, there’s a few really cool new features in my opinion. Screen time let’s you see how much time you spend looking at your screen, with very detailed stats. Do Not Disturb now has more options, such as the ability to last for only 1 hour. Notifications have been greatly improved and give you more control.
Instead of listing everything here, I will link to a couple of pages which have more details :
This Apple page highlights the bigger features included in iOS 12.
And this page from 9to5 Mac has a couple of videos which go much more in-depth with what iOS 12 has to offer.

Alright, so hopefully, this gives you an idea about whether or not this beta update is something you’re interested in. And if so, here’s where you can sign-up for the beta.

Posted by Ian Van Slyke in Apple news, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Recommendations, 0 comments