Getting Started With iOS and iPadOS

Listed below is a selection of posts from across the AppleVis website which have been especially selected to help you setup and get to know your first iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

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Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, October 5, 2015

In this edition of his introductory series of podcast, Thomas Domville discusses and explores the settings available within iOS to control what sounds are played to accompany various actions and events.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, September 26, 2015

In this podcast, Thomas Domville introduces us to Apple’s News app which is new in iOS 9.

News collects all the stories you want to read, from top news sources, based on topics you’re most interested in — so you no longer need to move from app to app to stay informed.

Explore a huge selection of topics from sources including top news organizations and indie publications. Choose the ones you want to add to your favorites so you can get the news that interests you — like business, technology, fashion, sports, and more.

The more you read, the better News gets at understanding your interests, refining the selection of stories delivered to your screen so they are relevant to you. Easily share articles with others and save them to read offline.

Guide by Darrell Hilliker on Sunday, October 10, 2010

Follow these steps to connect your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to a wireless network.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, October 26, 2014

In this podcast, Steve Sawczyn discusses the Direct Touch Typing input mode first introduced in iOS 8 and shows how it works with VoiceOver.

Guide by Paweł Masarczyk on Sunday, October 9, 2022

Introduction

The following guide has been inspired by this episode of the Apfel-Fleger Podcast, a podcast in German for blind users of Apple products. All credit goes to JĂĽrgen Fleger and his friend for discovering and presenting this little trick.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, November 5, 2017

In this podcast, Dave Nason explores the new gestures and changed button functions on the iPhone X.

Blog Post by David Goodwin👨‍🦯 on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

In this post I explain the importance of reporting accessibility-related bugs to Apple; and suggest the best way to do so.

AppleVis is a great platform for talking about VoiceOver, Braille, and low vision bugs - to confirm with others that what you are experiencing is actually a bug; to seek and share workarounds; or to simply vent the occasional frustration - but we also need to make sure that the Accessibility Team at Apple is aware of each and every bug so that they can fix them in a future software update.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, September 17, 2020

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to quickly and easily move back through menu levels by performing a long-press on the Back button.

Essentially, this functionality is similar to back button history menus that you are probably familiar with from your desktop web browser.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, February 20, 2020

If you receive or initiate a phone call or text message, from a number that isn't in your iPhone Contacts, you may want to add that information to an existing contact or create a new contact.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, March 26, 2020

In this podcast Thomas Domville shows us how to add nicknames to Contacts on iOS.

Podcast by AppleVis on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

In this podcast, Thomas Domville explores some of the new features and options for widgets in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. These include:

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, July 13, 2020

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to allow your Medical ID information to be sent automatically to emergency services, via a secure third-party service, when you call or text 911 or use Emergency SOS from your iPhone or Apple Watch (U.S. only; iOS 13.5 or later required; watchOS 6.2.5 or later required if Apple Watch is connected to Wi-Fi or a cellular network without your iPhone nearby).

Podcast by AppleVis on Friday, May 15, 2020

Listen in as Thomas Domville shows us how to change Safari's default search engine in iOS.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, May 22, 2021

Did you know that you can change to other voices for Siri? In this podcast Thomas Domville shows us how to change Siri voice on iOS.

Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, February 23, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to check a battery status of all of your iPhone bluetooth accessories.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, September 15, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville explores the battery health features of iOS 13, in particular the new “Optimized Battery Charging” feature which is designed to extend the total battery life of your iOS device.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, July 11, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to check the various weather information with Siri in iOS.

The various Siri commands used in this podcast:

get current weather
"What's the weather going to be like today?"

Get a weekly weather
"What is the forecast for the next week?"
"What is the forecast for this weekend?"

Get the Current Temperature
"What is the current temperature?"
"What is the Perceived Temperature"

Get the Current Conditions
"What is the Current Weather Condition?"
"Do I need an umbrella?"

check sunset and sunrise
"What time is sunrise tomorrow?"
"What time is sunset tonight?"

Get the Humidity Index
"What is the humidity Index?"

Get the Wind Speed
"What is the current wind Speed?"

Podcast by AppleVis on Friday, September 17, 2021

In this podcast from his series looking at some of what's new and notable in iOS 15, Thomas Domville Shows us how you can now configure a number of accessibility settings on a per-app basis.

This feature allows you to enable or disable certain accessibility settings for a specific app or set of apps, including the Home screen. All you need to do is choose an app, toggle on the accessibility settings you want, and you'll then get options like larger text, reduced transparency, and smart invert in only the places you want them.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, September 16, 2021

In this podcast from his series looking at some of what's new and notable in iOS 15, Thomas Domville Shows us VoiceOver's new Quick Settings feature.

Activated with a 2-finger quadruple tap, the Quick Settings panel offers fast and easy access to a number of VoiceOver's settings and options, allowing you to streamline the VoiceOver rotor.

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, February 14, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us How to contact Apple for accessibility inquiries.

Topics Covered in this Podcast

Apple Accessibility Web Page:
https://www.apple.com/accessibility/

Apple Product Feedback Web Page:
https://www.apple.com/feedback/

Accessibility Support - Official Apple Support Web Page:
https://support.apple.com/accessibility

Today at Apple - Accessibility - Apple Web Page:
https://www.apple.com/today/collection/accessibility-collection/

Apple Accessibility and Assistive Technology Email Address:
Accessibility@Apple.com