Archive for ipad, iphone

Data Overage Charges on iPhone

 Data Overage Charges on iPhone, iPad!

Just upgraded to iOS 9 the newest operating system for your iphone or ipad? If you don’t have unlimited data (and most don’t now) then turn off “wifi assist”.  This is turned on by default. Already a group of people are suing Apple blaming overage charges on the wifi assist feature – new to ios 9

It’s very easy to turn off

Go to Settings
assist2Tap on it.

Go to Cellular  and tap on it.








Now scroll all the way down to the bottom.
If you have a lot of apps that use cellular data (most do) then it may be a long scroll down!

Look for “wifi assist” and if it shows green, tap it to turn it off. Now you are done! What this does is uses cellular data if your wifi connection is poor. If that is the case you can turn it back on temporarily. But then you will know better than to watch Youtube videos using your cellular plan.

While you are here, go to your online cell company account. Find out what day of the month your new month starts. Mine happens to be on the 16th. So on that day (or close to it) I reset the statistics. Then I can track how much data I am using so I can budget it if need be and not run out!

Most cell plans will also let you set up alerts such as a text message warning you when you are half way thru your data allotment and then again when you are about to run out.










ipadiPhone, iPad Update Workshop – Cost $35
When: Tuesday November 18, at 2:00 PM at MCAR

iphone will be projected to screen


** Click on Store Link to sign up online


What we will Cover: New ios8 updates
(you need iphone 4s or ipad 2 or newer)

  • New Camera Features and ones you may have forgotten
  • Adjust and Lock Camera Focus and Exposures for Better Photos
  • Use the new camera filters to make photos more interesting!
  • Color Contrast Exposure – Fix Photos fast – new built in tools
  • New Alerts, Favs – how to use or turn off – if it drives you crazy!
  • Use the Wonderful       new “Family Sharing”
  • Back up to icloud or iTunes – which is best for you and how
  • iPhone, iPad Life in the clouds with no computer
  • Where the heck are my files?
  • Two Apps – Scan documents anywhere
  • Update Your Apps
  • Never Lose Your Apps
  • Siri Does more
  • Email Signature
  • Finger Exercises – swipe from bottom top and middle – what it does

**Cancellation Policy
Refund minus $5 process fee – up to 48 hrs prior. After that – credit towards future workshop, webinar or your spot can be transferred to anyone. Just send email saying who is taking your place.

Eileen Begley (831) 277-9939

Health App for iphone

 Health App for iphone
Health App for iphone





Have you updated yet? You need an iphone 4S or newer and ipad 2 or newer (has to have the camera). Is it worth it – yes! It requires several gigs of free space to install – more space than it actually needs once installed.

Apple is billing this as the biggest update since the inception of the iphone. You will see some immediate changes but more will follow once app developers get going. There is now more creative freedom for developers.

I am going to touch on  1 aspect –  the new Health App that is built in to the iphone ios version. Sorry not available on the ipad. Find the icon with the heart. Tap on medical Id in the lower right corner.


Then edit >upper right corner. You can add allergies – I’m allergic to Sulfa Drugs. List medications you are taking, add an emergency contact, blood type, if you are an organ donor and any medical conditions. You can choose to have this info available even when your phone is locked. Emergency responders can look at your iphone and obtain a great deal of info.












The health app is going to be the central location for all your health info – if you choose. Other fitness and Health apps will later tie into this app.

iOS 7 September

ios7iOS 7 should be here by early September 2013.

Should you upgrade? If you have the iphone 4 or higher and the iPad two or higher than you have the option to upgrade. Some choose to wait to see if there are any bugs. Also some of your favorite programs may not work for awhile. It takes many app developers time to update their application to work with the new operating system.

There are some new features that sound useful. The control center should be easier and faster to access. You just swipe up from the bottom of your screen. You can then access airplane mode, wifi, screen lock and screen brightness. There is also a new flashlight which I will find useful.

Swipe down from the top of your screen and open the notification center. You can choose to just see the alerts you have missed. That’s something very useful for me!

You can quickly go to the apps you have open to use or close them.

The built in camera now has filters. Many of us are not likely to find this useful as there are other very sophisticated cameras and filters.  There are some changes to the photo album but will have to use and test them to see if they are useful!

Air Drop sounds useful – send photos, contacts, other info to anyone close by to you who is also running ios 7.  Siri is supposed to be more sophisticated. And they have an iTunes radio. But I already use and love Pandora.

The new “find my iphone” sounds very useful. You can not only remotely erase your info, you can also post a message on the screen telling the user to call you. And you can lock you phone so it can not be used at all! Not much use stealing if they can’t use it.

At some point you almost have to upgrade to a new operating system as your favorite apps will update to the new ios 7.  But you might want to wait a few weeks (or months) and let your apps update first!

ios 6 coming soon

iOS6 for iphone & iPad coming sooniOS 6 the newest operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is mostly likely to be available either later in September or in October. It’s often tied to the new release of the iphone – the iPhone 5 in this case. Sometimes it’s good to wait as there can be bugs. But doubt if I will wait as am looking forward to some of the newer features. One big change expected is a major update to the maps – which will have turn by turn directions. They will no longer be using Google Maps. They will be using an Apple version instead. Not sure if that will be good or bad!

If you happen to have the newest version of the iPad – you will get to have Siri! I am still with the iPad 2 so no change there for me. There are some nice updates for the iphone. You can sent a call straight thru to voice mail or send a quick text message in reply.  You can also use Facetime on your cellular network rather than just over wifi.  Wonder how much of your minutes it will use up? I actually have unlimited minutes so will experiment and let you know.

The newest iOS 6 update will work on phones 3GS, iphone 4 and iphone 4S.  Also will work on the iPod touch 4th generation and the iPad2 and the latest 3rd generation ipad.  Sorry ipad 1 users – you are left behind on this one.

iPhone, iPad Workshop

Free iPhone, iPad Quick Start Workshop
When: Tuesday March 20th at 2:30 PM at MCAR (Monterey, CA)
Follow along – iphone will be projected to screen

What we will Cover:

  • 10 Things to do to save/maximize battery life
  • Banners, Alerts & Sounds, what works best
  • How to update your software
  • Back up to icloud or iTunes – which is best for you and how
  • iPhone, iPad Life in the clouds with no computer
  • Password Protect Your iphone, ipad
  • Where the heck are my files?
  • Practice Downloading Free Apps
  • Six Great Free Apps for Realtors
  • Scan documents anywhere
  • Update Your Apps
  • Never Lose Your Apps
  • Tell Siri What to do (iphone 4S)
  • No Siri, Use Dragon Dictates for your note taking
  • Note Pad,  New Notes, Add to Notes, Find them
  • One EZ tip for better photos.
  • Camera – quick draw, HDR, Grid Lines…
  • Demo of Chicago Title’s Great Free App – Rene Ayers

Please Call or email to reserve your spot

Eileen Begley (831) 277-9939
EzTechTraining (aka Coldwell Banker Associate)

Top Reasons IOS 5

Top Reasons to upgrade to IOS 5

I recently upgraded my iPad 2 to IOS 5 and I totally love it!
My top reasons:

Audio button click  to take a photo – much easier to hold the pad steady now.

Notification Center – I have customized my notifications. I miss seeing text messages. Now I am notified twice. My text, missed phone calls, and email display on my lock screen for quick viewing!  I can scroll thru my email messages from my lock screen to see it anything important came in. Little banner alert appear at the top of my screen to let me know what I have missed.

 “Reader” in Safari – look for it at the top of some websites. Tap on it to reduce the clutter for easier reading – especially on small iphone screens.  Tap on the arrow (2nd image) to open screen to add to Reading list for later.

Photostream in iCloud – My photos are uploaded everywhere! They appear on my ipad 2, iphone and desktop PC

The Store – I set the Store settings and now when I download from itunes to my PC, the app appears (wirelessly) in my iphone and ipad (if compatible for both). Got to Settings> Store

**Back up your iPad or iPhone before upgrading to IOS5 – You can not uninstall if you have problems but should be able to revert to prior saved back up.
I upgraded my iPad2 with no problems.

To upgrade – connect to computer with itunes and select upgrade