My car doesn’t have buit-in navigation, but the onboard system supports Apple CarPlay. I have connected my iPhone to my car both through USB and Bluetooth, but my car only connects to my iPhone for Contacts and telephone… I can’t get access to my iPhone apps like navigation…
I have looked up info on CarPlay online, and it is said everywhere that there should be a CarPlay option in the General.app listed in the same chapter containing AirDrop, AirPlay&Handoff and Picture-in-Picture… immediately below those Picture-in-Picture… but there is none…
My iPhone is just over a year old and I am running the latest version of iOS, so that shouldn’t be a problem, especially since my friend’s iPhone 6S immediately connects to my car’s CarPlay when he plugs in the lightning-to-USB-cable…
What is wrong ?
If you have Siri turned off, the CarPlay option won’t show.
So, to fix your problem, do this :
on your iPhone, goto the Settings.app > Siri & Search (in the same chapter as General, Control Center and Display&Brightness, just below Wallpaper) > switch ON “Allow Siri When Locked” and preferably also “Listen for Hey Siri” and/or “Press Side Button for Siri”
then turn Bluetooth OFF and back ON on your iPhone
then turn WiFi OFF and back ON on your iPhone
then goto the Settings.app > General > CarPlay
if CarPlay isn’t listed, just wait a few minutes or restart your iPhone
press&hold the ON/OFF-button and the VolumeUP-button simultaneously until the “Slide to power off” slider appears
then slide the PowerOFF-slider so the screen goes black
then press&hold the ON/OFF-button until the Apple logo appears and your iPhone restarts and says you SIM must be unlocked
then touch the screen and typ your screen unlock code (6 digits) in the first (black) screen
then typ your SIM unlock code (4 digits) in the second (white) screen
then, again, goto the Settings.app > General and check if CarPlay is now listed
if CarPlay still isn’t listed, repeat the entire process
now reconnect your iPhone to your car using the Lighting-to-USB-cable and your car’s display will now be able to show your iPhone’s apps also
if the app you want to use isn’t listed, goto Settings.app > General > CarPlay and make sure that you add all apps that you would like to use
if no apps are available on your car’s display, use another Lightning-to-USB-cable
I especially bought the Bluetooth version to sync all measurements to my iPhone using the VitaDock+.app (and ultimately to the Apple Health.app). But when I open the VitaDock+.app and click on Devices (top-right), then on the next page scroll down to Health-PulseOximeter, then on the next page click Setup Device and switch the PM100 on, the Bluetooth scanner keeps scanning and finally reports not having found any new devices…
Multiple tries didn’t help… restarting the VitaDock+.app didn’t help… restarting my iPhone didn’t help… switching Bluetooth off and back on didn’t help…
Nothing seems to solve this, what can I do to fix this ?
Mediasana is aware of the problem and it will be fixed in the next version of VitaDock+.app, which is said to currently being reviewed by Apple …so if you have version 2.7.8 you will just have to wait for the update… there’s nothing you can do additionally…
Note you can see which version of the VitaDock+.app you have by opening the app on your iPhone and clicking on the ‘circle with 3 lines’ icon top-right, at the bottom of the popup window the version number is listed.
Note : you can get the Medisana PM100 BT Oximeter from Amazon DE
I am used to arranging my Calendar events mainly on my Mac, because I think I have more options there tan on my iPhone and iPad. But at this moment I do not have my Mac at hand and I want to duplicate (or copy-paste) a calendar event that is already in my Calendar to another date… but there doesn’t appear to be a simple button to do so…
Is there really no way to duplicate a calendar event on an iPhone/iPad ?
Yes, there is an option built into iOS/iPadOS to do so, but it’s not as straight forward as you might like :
open the Calendar app
go to the calendar event you want to duplicate (or copy-paste)
click on it, so the Event Details page will open
then click on Edit (top-right), so the Edit Event page will open
then click on the tiltle of your event, so the red cursor line appears
then click-and-hold on the title of your event again, and when you release the pop-up options will appear in black, then choose Select All
the title of your event will now be entirely highlighted in red, and slightly different pop-up options will appear in black, this time choose Copy
then click Cancel (top-left)
then click on the date (in red) top-left
in Calendar-roll page, scroll to the date where you want to place the duplicate calendar event
then click + (the red plus-sign top-right), so a New Event page will open
click-and-hold on Title (in grey), and when you release the pop-up options will appear in black, then choose Paste
now, the event name will be pasted, and the Location-line will be pushed downward to make way for a Suggeted Event
click on the Suggested Event and all the additional settings of the original event will be filled out (put differently : you now have a duplicate of the original event)
now, adjust all details, like date, time, calendar, alerts, etc. to your liking
when ready, click Add (top-right in red)
That’s it… you now have a copy-pasted (and edited) the original event !
I have a voice recording that I would like to loop continuously on my iPhone, so it will repeat over and over again.
How do I do that ?
It is possible to do that on your iPhone (or iPad), but not with any of the pre-installed Apple apps… so you will need to download and install an app like VLC first. You can download VLC for iOS here.
Once you have VLC installed, do this :
record your voice memo in Apple’s pre-installed VoiceMemos.app ( Dictafoon.app in Dutch )
in VoiceMemos.app, in the list of voice memos, click on the voice memo you want to loop
when the voice memo info expands, click on the ‘three blue dots’-button at the left
in the popup screen list, click “Share“
when the list is expanded with app icons, swipe to the far right of the row of app icons and click on the “More“/’three grey dots’-button
in the popup list of apps that appears, scroll down and click on “Copy to VLC“
then click “Done” top left
when VLC opens, the voice memo will auto-play
tap on the empty black area below the track’s title
now, in the black audio control screen that appears, tap the 3 dots (bottom right)
in de pop-up menu, click on the loop icon until the ‘loop 1’ icon is shown (so NOT the ‘no loop’ or ‘loop’ icon)
now your voice recording will play over and over until you manually stop it
Note : When VLC does not auto-play the voice memo, click the “Audio” button (bottom left), then click on “Unknown Artist” in the list that appears, and the voice memo will be available there (if it was exported properly from VoiceMemos.app)
I have MS Office running on my Mac, but it’s not Office 365, so on my iPad I can’t unlock all editing features of Word, PowerPoint and Excel for iOS …so I only have the option to open, view and read Word documents, PowerPoint presentations and Excel sheets.
At this moment, I only have my iPad available and not my Mac. Is there any way to quickly do a little editing on a Word document on my iPad, even though I don’t have Office 365 ?
There are several options to do so. You could use Google Docs or Office 700 (an OpenOffice version for iOS), but you probably have Apple Pages already installed on your iPad, so that is most likely the quickest solution :
open Pages.app on your iPad
under “Locations” find the Word document you want to edit
you will see that the Word document is opened as if it were a Pages document
now edit it as you wish
when finished, click on the button top-right (the button that looks like a circle with three dots in it)
in the menu that appears on the right, click on “Export”
in the pulldown menu that appears, click on “Word”
in the popup window, click on “Save to Files”
in the next window, select a location to save the Word document, then click “Save”
I have been using WhatsApp for a long time now, and I have some group chats that have an enormous amount of text messages. Now, I want to look up some info someone has posted a few months ago. I have narrowed down the group chats that that specific text message could be in, but even after having scrolled and even read through loads of messages, I can’t find the info I am looking for…
Isn’t there any way to search inside chats in WhatsApp ?
Yes, you can search inside WhatsApp messages.
To do so, do this :
in WhatsApp, go out of any group chat you might be in
in the main Chats screen, swipe down from the top
now a search bar appears just below the word Chats
typ the text you are looking for inside the searchbar
…and all chat messages containing that text will be shown
Every time I typ a note in Notes.app on my iPad, the first letter of the sentence automatically turns into a capital. Sometimes that’s no problem, but most of the time I would prefer an undercast letter if I’m not writing a sentence that ends in an endpoint.
Is there any way to prevent these auto-capitals ?
Yes, you can prevent the auto-capitalisation of the first word of every sentence doing this :
Press [SHIFT] key and release it, before typing the first word of the sentence
note : This trick only works in Notes.app on iPhone (iOS) and iPad (iPadOS), it doesn’t work in Notes.app on macOS.