iPhone Battery Drain – Is your iPhone letting you down?

If you having issues with yor iPhone it could caused by problems with your Battery.
iPhone battery drain Issues you might experience are:

  • Apps are slow to launch
  • Slow frame rates while scrolling
  • Backlight dimming
  • Lower speaker volume
  • Gradual frame rate reductions in some apps
  • Camera flash disabled
  • Apps refreshing in background may require reloading upon launch

If you are having these issues mentioned the next step is to check your battery health and you can do that by going into Settings, Battery, Battery Health.

iPhone battery drain
iPhone Battery Drain – Battery Health

The first thing you need to look at is the Maximum Capacity %. As you can see here on my older iPhone 7 the Maximum Capacity 75%. Well what does that mean?If you compare that with my iPhone 8 which has Maximum Capacity of 100%. It means that every time I charge my iPhone 7 I am only getting a 75% charge of the battery.

iPhone Battery Drain – Check your Maximum Capacity.

So guys go ahead and check what the Maximum Capacity % is on your iPhone right now what number is it set too? I would be interested in knowing. So if my brand new iPhone use to give me 10 hours of battery life on a full charge and I am missing 25% I only get 7.5 hours now instead of 10 hours I use to get.

What do the other messages mean?

Under Peak Performance you will get a series of other messages and they mean different things. The first one is Performance is normal which means just that its normal. Nothing to worry about. The second one is Performance management applied. This means your iPhone shutdown because it couldn’t handle the power needed to perform a function. This management should stop the iPhone from crashing in the future.

The Battery Health unknown message – means that the iPhone can’t talk to the battery for some reason. Could be due to a hardware fault. If you get this take your iPhone into Apple.

Performance management turned off – if you get this message you have turned the Performance management off and your iPhone has crashed. The iPhone will turn this feature back on to stop future shutdowns.

Battery health degraded – This is the error I was getting on my iPhone 7. This means the battery is not as good as it was and it will need replacing to improve the performance and battery life.

Important Battery Message –
This error only Applies to the iPhone X series. It means that the iPhone can’t verify if the battery is genuine. This might be helpful to check if you are buying the iPhone second hand. Otherwise you can take the iPhone to a Apple Authorized service provider.

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Setup Bedtime on iPhone

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Setup Bedtime on iPhone

If you want a really nice way to wake up in the mornings you can setup Bedtime on your iPhone.
Bedtime has a slow rising volume alarms that don’t shock you to wake you up.

iPhone Bedtime Setup

To setup bedtime go to Clock and then tap on Bedtime.
Next tap on Set up and then set you Wake up time.
I am going to set my wakeup time for 6:30am. Then tap Next.
Go ahead and choose your alarm. The have some really good alarms let me play a few for you now.

iPhone setup
Setup iPhone Bedtime – Choose your alarm.

Once you have selected your alarm tap next. Set your bedtime, this will play the alarm when its time to go to bed. I am going to set mine for 11:15pm.
And then press next and choose your bedtime schedule days. I don’t want the alarm to wake me on the weekends, so I am going to remove Saturday and Sunday.

Tap next and you are done. Once your in the Bedtime screen if you want to make changes to your schedule tap on your alarm.
In your bedtime schedule you can use the slider wheel to edit your times.

How to turn off Bedtime?

If you want to turn off your bedtime schedule use the toggle switch at the top.
Go back out of bedtime schedule and go into options to see more options.
If you tap on bedtime reminder you can change the ammount of time that the iPhone will remind you.
If you want you can also turn off Track time in Bed and Do Not Disturb During Bedtime.
And lastly you can ajust your Wake Up sound volume. This controls how loud your alarm volume will be.
Tap Done and if you use the health app you can tap Show more in health.

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Hi Guys
I want to show you guys what will happen to your iTunes when Apple upgrade you to the new MacOS Catalina which is due to be released around Monday 23 September 2019. I am getting a few people asking about what will happen to iTunes and their music files. Is Apple shutting down iTunes? Watch the video to find out.

In this video I have added one MP3 file to test with. One video file and a pods cast.
Alright so the version I am currently running is MacOS High Seirra. Version 10.13 and we will upgrade that to MacOS Catalina 10.14.

I am going to do the upgrade with my MacOS Catalina USB installer that I created in a previous video and I will put a link to that video here.

After the upgrade – Shutting down iTunes

Ok the upgrade has finished and now you can see iTunes has been replaced with three new icons. Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV.
If you start by opening Apple Music this is where your Music files should now be stored.
If we check for our test MP3 we can see it now shows up under the recently added menu in our Apple Music app.

Next up you can check out the Podcasts app. If you open that you should see your podcasts list. And theres the one we added earlier.

And the last app to check will be your Apple TV app. All your video content will be added here.
And theres our 123myIT video I added.

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3 new apps Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV.

Your probably wondering what about iTunes for Windows users. Well apparently it will stay the same.
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Low Power Mode on iPhone

Enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone to extend battery life when you need it.

Hi Guys, have you ever been caught out where you didnt get a full charge on your iPhone and you are not near a charger but you need to get some more battery life out of your iPhone?
Or is the battery on your iPhone not lasting as long as you would like? This seems to always happen when your expecting an important phone call or text message? Low power mode can help!

You can buy a portable battery brick, but you have to charge that as well and you its just another thing to carry.
Or you do another option which is built into your iPhone automatically and its called low power mode.

Step 1 – Enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone

low power mode
You can buy power bricks that allow you to double or tripple your iPhone battery life.

To add low power mode to your Control Centre go into Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls.

Scroll down until you see Low Power Mode.
Tap on the green plus icon beside Low Power. This will add it to your control centre.
And if you scroll back to the top you should see it there.

Go back out of settings and into your control centre. To access Control Centre just swipe up from the bottom . If you are using an iPhone X you will need to swipe down from top right conrner.

You should now see a new Low Power Mode icon in your control centre. Simply tap it to turn it on and tap it to turn it off.

To remove the Low Power icon from your Control Centre. Go back into Settings > Control Centre > Customise Controls. Tap the red minus icon and tap remove.
Then if you go back out and into your Control Centre, Low Power will be gone.
Another point to remember guys is Low Power will effect some features to make your iPhone last longer.

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Enable Window Zoom on iPhone or iPad

Zoom in anywhere on your iPhone or iPad.

In this video we will show you how to enable Window zoom on your iPhone or iPad.
So have you ever needed to zoom in on your iPhone or iPad to see fine text? Have you also noticed that not all apps will allow you to use the pinch to zoom function? What you can do is turn on three finger zoom or window zoom.

How does it work Window Zoom work?

You can use 3 finger double tap to zoom in on any part of your screen. So if you wanted to zoom on your main screen you can just double tap with three fingers. Once you’re zoomed in you can use one finger to move the screen side to side. However if you want to move all around the screen just tap and drag with 3 fingers.You can zoom in on anything and if you want to get back out of zoom simply double tap three fingers.

Enable Windows Zoom
Moving the screen Zoomed in with three fingers.

Turn on Windows Zoom for iOS 13

Lets go through and enable Window Zoom on iOS13 first. Go into settings and then tap Accessibility and then tap Zoom.In your Zoom menu you simply toggle the Zoom switch on. Straight away it starts to zoom just double tap three fingers to zoom back out.

Turn on Windows Zoom for iOS 12

In iOS 12 its a little different. Go into Settings, go into General and into Accessibility and then Zoom. Once again toggle your Zoom button on. In iOS12 it comes up with a little Zoom window which you can drag around with one finger.

You can test it in Safari with some fine text. Simply tap three Fingers and drag the screen around.

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Make your iPhone iPad speak each word you type

Your iPhone iPad can talk!

You probably didn’t know that your iPhone or iPad can speak words back to you as you type. Its pretty good its can actually do full sentences as well. It can even speak EMOJIS! LOL. So if you listen to the start of the video your get the idea of how powerful it can be. The iPhone voice does the video introduction for me.

Step 1 – iPhone iPad Speak – Turn it on

If you are using iOS 13 then you can find the speak words switch under Settings, Accessibility, Spoken Content, Toggle on Speak Selection. Then go down to Typing Feedback and toggle on the Speak words button.

iPhone iPad speak
You can even speak Emojis. 🙂

However if you are on iOS 12 you will find it a little bit different. Go into Settings, General and Accessibility. Then make sure your Speak Selection is toggled on at the top and in Typing Feedback make sure your Speak Words is turned on.

Step 2 – Turn it all off

So to turn off the Speak word function you can just reverse the steps mentions above. So that its guys go ahead and turn it on and have a bit of fun with it.

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Clean Install MacOS Catalina on any Mac

The clean install process is easy.

In the video we will show you how to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.
In a previous video I showed you how to create a MacOS Catalina installer USB and I here is the link. Create MacOS Installer Drive.

Once you have followed that video and created your USB we can now show you how to do a clean install on any Mac.

One more thing to mention your USB can be USB type A or USB type C it doesn’t matter which one. If you want to buy one similar to what I am using here’s the link.

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Step 1 – Clean Install MacOS

Go ahead and shutdown your Mac. Apple Menu > Shut Down and Select Shutdown again. Next plug in your MacOS Catalina USB. Press and hold your Alt Option Key on your Keyboard and press your power button to turn your Mac on.

You should then see the Boot menu with Install macOS Catalina, use the arrow keys and select Mac OS Catalina drive. Press return on your keyboard.

It will eventually boot you into the macOS Utilities menu. If you want to Upgrade or Install a new copy of macOS, select the install macOS option. I want to show you a clean install so I am going to wipe the hard drive first. Click Disk Utility.

Clean Install MacOS
Disk Utility a program to help you format your hard disk before installing MacOS Catalina.

Step 2 – Disk Utility

When you are in Disk Utility, select your Internal Hard drive in the top left hand corner and press partition. Press partition again. Give your partition an Name in this case I will call it Mac HD. Under format you can select APFS or if you have an older drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled).Click Apply and click Partition. When you have done that go back up to Disk Utility menu and Quit Disk Utility.

Alright you have wiped your hard drive and now you are about to do a clean install of macOS. Select install macOS. Click continue. Agree to the terms. Select Mac HD and then click install.

So by now you Mac would have rebooted and you should get the Welcome screen where you select the country you are from. You have now done a clean install of macOS Catalina and you can just go through all the mac setup prompts, similar to when you first purchased your mac.

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Create macOS Catalina USB Installer Drive

Create a MacOS Catalina USB installer drive

This video will show you how to create MacOS Catalina USB installer drive. This installer drive can be used to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.

Step 1 – Download MacOS Software

You will need to open up a Safari browser and navigate to beta.apple.com. Click on Sign in or join up if you haven’t already. Type in your Apple ID when prompted.

Next up you want to scroll down to where it says “Get Started” and Enroll your Mac. Then the next menu to look out for is the Download the MacOS Public Beta. You will be able to upgrade this version to full version when its released, some time in September 2019. Once downloaded open your beta file and run through the prompts.

Close the installer windows by going to the Apple menu and into the Install MacOS Beta and then quit Install MacOS.

Step 2 – Create MacOS Catalina drive

Go into your Finder menu, then click on Go. Then go down to Applications, find your Install MacOS Catalina app. Right click it and go to show package contents. Go into Contents and go into Resources folder. Then find the create install media file. Drag that Windows to the left side of the screen to give yourself some space.

Go into Finder and do a search for Terminal window. Move your Terminal window to the right so you can see both windows. In the Terminal window type sudo space. Then drag your create install media file into the Terminal window. It should look something like the picture below.

Create macOS Catalina USB
Using the Terminal to create the USB drive.

After that type in –Volume and then press space again. Next go back up to the Go menu then down to Go to folder. In the text box type /Volumes and click on Go.

Plug in your USB to the Mac. I use a SanDisk version but you can buy your own version here. 🔥 Do you want a USB drive like the one in the video? Click here. https://amzn.to/2NqJI5k

Step 3 – Create MacOS USB

Go back into your Volumes folder and you should see your SanDisk USB or whatever USB you are using should appear. Click and drag it into your Terminal window. press Return and the next step will wipe and data on the USB. Type Y and press Return again on your Keyboard. Double click on your USB drive and you should see the installer file. Your drive has been created and you are ready to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina.

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