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 !
Since we are working from home a lot (and the children are home schooling), and we have several old iPads and iPhones lying around gathering dust, we were wondering if it would be possible to use them as second screens on our Macs and Windows PCs to make our work and homework easier by being able to do this (and more) :
manage our music playlist (iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify) on our old iPad/iPhone whilst running MS Office on our Mac/PC without switching apps
use our old iPad/iPhone’s touchscreen to put a signature under a PDF-document whilst typing it on our Mac/PC
use our old iPad/iPhone as a drawing tablet for our Mac/PC
videochat or view an online presentation onour Mac/PC whilst making notes on our old iPad/iPhone using a full-size keyboard (and easily swapping the two around when needed)
We noticed Apple has introduced this great feature called Sidecar that enables you to use your iPad (or iPhone) as a second screen for your Mac. But when I looked at the Sidecar requirements on the Apple website, I found that our older iPads/iPhones aren’t supported.
Is there any way to use Sidecar (or something similar) on our old iPads/iPhones ?
Yes, even though you cannot use Sidecar on any unsupported iPad, iPhone or Mac, there is an alternative that works just as great for any old iPad (or iPhone) and is not limited to a Mac, but does support Windows PCs also… and best of all : it’s FREE.
This is ideal for working from home and home schooling since you can do all this (and more) :
manage your music playlist (iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify) on your iPad whilst running MS Office on your Mac/PC without switching apps
use your iPad/iPhone’s touchscreen to put a signature under a PDF-document whilst typing it on your Mac/PC
use your iPad/iPhone as a drawing tablet for your Mac/PC
videochat or view an online presentation on my Mac/PC whilst making notes on my iPad/iPhone using a full-size keyboard (and easily swapping the two around when needed)
This FREE alternative for Apple Sidecar is Splashtop Wired XDisplay. It enables you to use any iPad/iPhone running iOS 7 or newer as a second or third (touch)screen for any Mac running OSX 10.9 Mavericks (or PC running Windows 7) or newer.
This means that all these iPhone / iPad / Mac models are supported :
iPhone 4 or newer
iPad 2 or newer
any iPad mini
any iPad Air
any iPad Pro
any aluminum iMac (iMac “Mid 2007” or newer)
any iMac Pro
Mac mini “Early 2009” or newer
Mac Pro “Early 2008” or newer
white MacBook “Early 2009” or newer
any aluminum MacBook
MacBook Air “Late 2008” or newer (2nd gen MacBook Air or newer)
MacBook Pro “Mid 2007” or newer
To install, do this :
install the Splashtop Wired XDisplay app on you Mac/PC
you can download Splashtop Wired XDisplay for Mac or Windows here
install iTunes on your PC if you have done so yet
you can download iTunes for Windows here
on a Mac you don’t need additional software for your iPad/iPhone to be recognized
install Splashtop Wired XDisplay on your iPad/iPhone
you can download Splashtop Wired XDisplay for iPhone here
you can download Splashtop Wired XDisplay for iPad here
then, plug your iPad/iPhone’s USB-cable into your Mac/PC
then run the Splashtop Wired XDisplay app on your Mac/PC
then run the Splashtop Wired XDisplay app on your iPad/iPhone
then goto the Settings on your Mac/PC, find the Screen Settings and arrange your screens the way you like
you can choose “Mirror Screen” to see exactly the same on your MAc/PC and your iPad/iPhone
you can choose “Extend Screen” to arrange the iPad/iPhone as an add-on for your desktop
if you already have a second screen attached to your Mac/PC, you can use your iPad/iPhone as an additional third screen also
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.
this will convert to an .mp4 video with 1280×720 resolution at 30 frames per second and AAC sound (file size ca. 2MB per 10 seconds)
Note : even though the frame rate and screen size are the same, the ‘Gmail’-ready file will be much smaller than the ‘iPhone’-ready file, even though (or rather ‘because’) this comes with the downside that quick-moving objects will blur in the ‘Gmail’-ready video (compared to the ‘iPhone’-ready video that hardly has any blur and is similar in size and quality to the ‘Fast 720p30’ preset in Handbrake)