With constant upgrades and the consistent introduction of new tech products, Apple is clearly one of the industry leaders in innovation. In the past month alone, Apple has introduced two new versions of the iPhone (the 5s and the lower-priced 5c) as well as a new operating system (iOS 7, which has been the subject of much criticsm).
Because of this emphasis on new, better and exciting, it’s easy to fall behind the curb and wonder if you’re getting the most performance-wise out of your Macbook, iPhone or iPad. Below, Computer City Repairs has put together a list of 5 tips to better use your Apple products and get the most out of your Mac experience.
1) Get more battery life on Your iPhone and iPad: One of the chief complains about the new iOS 7 platform is its ability to drain your phone’s battery life quickly. According to Mashable, the culprit most responsible for depleting your battery’s power is the new Background App Refresh, which keeps your apps open in the background while you use the phone’s other features. By default, the feature is set to “on” in iOS 7. You can disable the feature—and improve battery performance—by visiting Settings > General > Background App Refresh and turning it off.
2) Get more battery life on Your MacBook: Battery life has also been a major issue on MacBooks and MacBook Pros. If your power supply seems to be dwindling fast, and your power cord is nowhere in sight, there are a few quick fixes, MacLife says, like dimming the screen, turning off the wi-fi, disabling Bluetooth, quitting unused apps and killing the keyboard light.
3) Block Unwanted Calls: Say goodbye to those pesky and unwanted telemarketers. A new feature on iOS 7 allows you to do something that no other iOS platform does: block certain phone numbers from calling you. Per CNET, there are multiple ways to do this, including through the call log in the iPhone app, via the Messages and FaceTime apps, or by going to Settings and selecting the Phone, Messages, or FaceTime option.
4) Revealing Time Stamps in Messages: One of the most annoying and inconvenient things about other versions of iOS, as Forbes points out, was the inability to see what time a specific text message or iMessage came in since they were all stamped under the same time. The new iOS 7 takes the guesswork out of the equation by providing time stamps for all incoming and outgoing messages. To see them, simply open the message and slide your finger from right to left across the screen.
5) Speed Up Your MacBook: If your Apple laptop is sluggish and slow, then you are definitely not getting the best use out of it. While increasing the amount of RAM is one way to improve performance and speed up your MacBook, there are other simpler routes you can go that do not require you to spend extra money. E-How suggests deleting old files, stopping login items and quitting unnecessary computer to ensure your MacBook works faster.
And of course, If you are still having issues with your Apple products and their performance, you can also take it to the experts at Computer City Repairs. Our skilled technicians can fix a variety of problems, including broken screens, lost data and motherboard issues, among other things.
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