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 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… Read more

Guide by Darrell Shandrow Hilliker on Sunday, October 10, 2010

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

  1. Press the Home button to make sure you are on the Home screen.
  2. Double tap Settings.
  3. Double tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Flick right until you find the name of your wireless network. This is also known as the Secure Set Identifier (SSID). If your wireless network is unsecured, you'll be connected immediately. Although this might seem convenient, it is not recommended. Wireless networks… Read more
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.

iOS & iPadOS App Directory by David Woodbridge on Saturday, November 16, 2013

Learn to draw lowercase letters, uppercase letters, and numbers for use with iOS 7's VoiceOver handwriting feature!

This app is primarily intended for the blind or visually impaired, teachers or instructors of same, and other users of iOS 7's VoiceOver screen reader.

Many blind or visually impaired people are not familiar with the shapes of printed letters or numbers. DoItWrite teaches you how to draw them in a simple way that has the best chance of being correctly recognized by… Read more

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 make a few suggestions for 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… Read more

Podcast by AppleVis on Thursday, September 17, 2020

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us the new ability in iOS 14 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:

  • Place widgets anywhere on the Home Screen for information at a glance.
  • Widgets now come in small, medium, and large sizes so you can pick the information density that’s right for you.
  • You can create stacks of up to 10 widgets to make the most of the space on your Home Screen. Drag one widget on top of another and swipe through them… Read more
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, 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?"
"… Read more

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… Read more
Podcast by AppleVis on Saturday, December 8, 2018

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us How to control the various volume levels in iOS.

Podcast by AppleVis on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville discusses and explores how in iOS 13 users have the capability to create custom VoiceOver configurations for different tasks. For example, having a Different VoiceOver voice, speaking rate, and verbosity level for when using a specific app.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, July 19, 2020

Don't want new iOS updates to be installed or downloaded automatically? Take back your power to say no to the updates. Listen as Thomas Domville shows us how to customize iOS automatic updates.

Podcast by AppleVis on Wednesday, January 16, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville shows us how to customize keyboard shortcuts in iOS.