Apple's big iPhone update moved the Safari search bar, here's how to change it back

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Why is the search bar at the bottom IOS 15?

When you open Safari, you'll immediately notice a new tab bar at the bottom of the screen rather than the top. Since iOS 15 introduces the ability to switch Safari tabs by swiping left or right on the address bar, having the search bar at the bottom makes it easier to access as you hold your phone. Elite DailyHere's How To Move Your Safari Search Bar Back To The Top In iOS 15

How do I update my iphone to ios 15?

Navigate to Settings > General > Software Update. You might have to tap Upgrade to iOS 15 at the bottom of the screen and then and Download and Install, or you'll be directed to Download and Install automatically. Either way, if your iPhone has a passcode, you'll be prompted to enter it. PCMag.comHow to Get iOS 15

What is Focus mode on Iphone?

What Focus mode does is that it allows iPhone users to set filters to notifications, calls, and even messages. Users can get alerts exactly how and when they need them at particular times. You will find an auto-reply feature as well which can automatically send messages when you don't want to use the iPhone. Times of IndiaExplained: Focus mode on iPhone, what it means for users

Safari in iOS 15: Hidden Tips & Tricks!

MacRumors 22 September, 2021 - 02:10pm

Users are taking longer to update to iOS 15 than they did with iOS 14

9to5Mac 22 September, 2021 - 10:59am

- Sep. 22nd 2021 8:59 am PT

Two days after releasing iOS 15 to the public, a report suggests that initial adoption is lower than iOS 14 at launch. According to analytics company Mixpanel, in over 48 hours, 8.59% of users updated to iOS 15 while during the same period with iOS 14, adoption was already over 14.68%.

It’s important to note that Mixpanel measures iOS adoption based on visits to the sites and apps that use its mobile analytics SDKs. Apple, of course, hasn’t publicly revealed how many people updated their devices yet.

In June, Apple announced over 85% of users were using iOS 14, 5% less than what Mixpanel reported in April when it said that over 90.45% of iOS users had installed the latest version of the operating system.

One of the things that could explain this lower adoption is that users can keep on iOS 14, with version 14.8, and continue receiving important security patches. Not only that, if users haven’t updated to iOS 14.8 yet, it will appear more prominent than the iOS 15 update on the “Settings” tab.

Also, when iOS 14 launched, people were really interested in the ability to remove apps from the Home Screen without deleting them, adding widgets, and customizing app icons.

With iOS 15, some of the big changes were delayed, including SharePlay, which will allow people to watch TV shows, listen to songs, and more while on a FaceTime call.

Want to know whether you should upgrade to iOS 15? Read our review here.

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Adoption of Apple's new iOS 15 appears to be slower than the previous iOS 14, with 8.5% of users having downloaded the update two days after its launch.

The new data, which was released by Mixpanel, indicates that 8.5% of iPhone users have installed iOS 15 on their devices as of Wednesday, Sept. 22.

That appears to be about half the speed as iOS 14's adoption two days after its launch. By day two of the iOS 14 initial availability, 14.5% of users had downloaded the iOS 14 update. As of writing, iOS 14 has an 85.92% share of the iPhone installed base, with 5.53% of users running an older software version.

When Apple announced iOS 15, it said that it wouldn't force users to download the update and would continue to provide critical security updates for iOS 14. Apple released iOS 14.8 and a batch of other software updates on Sept. 13.

Apple released iOS 15 on Monday, Sept. 20. The update packs new features like Live Text, Private Relay, Safari updates, Notes improvements, and more.

The company is also already working on iOS 15.1, which is currently on its first beta version. That software update is set to feature verifiable Covid-19 vaccination card support in Apple Wallet.

It has a lot to do with the way the update now appears in System Preferences. Feels optional. Also, many people are a little nervous about fresh releases due to some of the bugs we’ve seen in past updates. I’m waiting for 15.0.1. Normally I’d be a day one upgrader. 

I upgraded both my iPad Pros (9.7” A9X and 12.9” M1) and my iPhone Xs Max launch day morning with no problems. All went smooth, fast and easy.

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Apple iPhone sales in China slowed down in August, likely suggesting that many Chinese customers deferred purchasing new handsets in anticipation of the iPhone 13 launch.

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Apple announced an updated version of its leather MagSafe wallet that finally integrated directly with the Find My app. Unfortunately, in practice, we got less than we were hoping for.

Apple announced an updated version of its leather MagSafe wallet that finally integrated directly with the Find My app. Unfortunately, in practice, we got less than we were hoping for.

After successfully launching iOS 15 earlier this week, Apple is out with the first betas of iOS 15.1. We take you hands on with the new features expected to launch with these new updates later this fall.

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You might have wanted more, especially from iPadOS 15, but what we've got with it and iOS 15 is a combination of refinements and new features that make this a particularly compelling upgrade.

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AirPods, Beats Owners Can Get Apple Music Free for 6 Months | Digital Trends

How-To Geek 22 September, 2021 - 03:40am

Eligibility for the offer covers current owners and future purchasers of the following devices: AirPods Pro, AirPods with Charging Case, AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, AirPods Max, Beats Studio Buds, Powerbeats, Powerbeats Pro, and Beats Solo Pro.

For the sake of clarity, products not included in the offer include AirPods (1st generation), Beats Solo3 Wireless, Beats Studio3 Wireless, Beats EP, and Beats Flex.

Redeeming the offer is a simple enough process …

First, ensure your iPhone or iPad is running iOS 15 or later. Then, pair your eligible audio device to your iPhone or iPad. Open the Apple Music app on your iPhone or iPad and sign in with your Apple ID. The company says that if the offer fails to show on the display after launching the app, head to the Listen Now tab where it should appear. Finally, tap “get six months free.”

After pairing your audio device, you have 90 days to begin using your six free months of Apple Music. Existing owners of eligible devices have 90 days after upgrading to the latest mobile operating system on iOS or iPadOS to redeem the offer.

Full details about the offer are available on Apple’s website.

If you’re not eligible for the six-month trial but still want to take Apple Music for a spin without handing over any cash, then the tech company also offers a 3-month trial.

Once a trial with Apple Music ends, continuing with the service requires payment. An Apple Music subscription costs $10 a month or $99 a year for individuals, $15 a month for families (up to six users), and $5 a month for college students.

If you’re new to music streaming and are interested in going with one of the two main players — Apple Music and Spotify — then check out Digital Trends’ useful comparison article that looks at the size and quality of their respective music libraries, user interfaces, audio quality, discovery features, and more.

And for a look at some alternative music streaming services, this article has some useful suggestions.

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All the iOS 15 Features You Won't Get Until Later

MacRumors 21 September, 2021 - 12:56pm

A FaceTime feature, SharePlay was available for most of the beta testing period, but it was buggy and in August, Apple confirmed that it wouldn't be implemented when ‌iOS 15‌ launched.

When it launches, SharePlay will be available in ‌iOS 15‌‌, ‌‌iPadOS 15‌‌, ‌macOS Monterey‌, and tvOS 15. Right now, Apple is testing SharePlay in the iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, and tvOS 15.1 betas that are available to developers.

Digital Legacy is a feature that lets a person's friends or family members access their data in the event of their death.

Users will be able to set a Legacy Contact and that person will be able to access their Apple ID and personal information like photos after death.

Right now, if someone passes away with a locked iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it's often difficult if not impossible to get access to the device, which Digital Legacy will address.

Digital Legacy was never active in the beta and it is not yet clear when it might be ready for launch.

HomeKit-enabled locks will be able to be stored in the Wallet app going forward, so you can unlock your front door without having to download a third-party app from an accessory manufacturer. HomeKit accessory makers need to implement this feature and Apple says it will roll out after the launch of ‌iOS 15‌.

An exact timeline for the rollout is unknown at this time, but Apple is also working with the TSA to allow digital IDs to be accepted at some airports.

Apple needs to establish deals with each state, so it may be some time before digital IDs are available to all ‌iPhone‌ users in the United States.

The App Privacy Report, which Apple plans to roll out in full later this year, will let you know which apps are using the privacy permissions that have been granted to them, like access to the camera, microphone, and location.

Apple is allowing ‌HomeKit‌ accessory makers to integrate Siri functionality into their devices in ‌iOS 15‌, but it will take time for device manufacturers to implement this functionality and it won't be available at launch.

Note that using ‌Siri‌ through a third-party device will require a HomePod mini that can be used to route requests.

An ‌iPadOS 15‌ and ‌macOS Monterey‌ feature, Universal Control will allow a single input device like a mouse or a keyboard to be used to control multiple Macs or iPads at the same time.

Shortly before the launch of ‌iOS 15‌, Apple updated its ‌iOS 15‌ features page to note that the Find My feature for the AirPods will not be launching until later this fall.

Don't like the new position of the iOS 15 Safari Address/Search bar? Here's how to move it back to the top.

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