iOS 15 Settings You Should Turn Off Now

Hi Guys and Matt from 123myit here. If you have just upgraded your iPhones iOS version to 15 or you have one of the iPhone 13 models. This video will show you the iPhone settings that you should turn off straight away. Turning off these settings will speed up your iPhone and save you cellular data and battery life. It will also increase the privacy on your iPhone which you should consider doing this anyway if you are not doing this already.

I am using an iPhone 13 Pro which comes with iOS 15, but depending on the iOS version, it might look a bit different but the settings will be the same. Let’s go into the settings of your iPhone.

Allow apps request to Track You!

The first setting you should turn off is Allowing Apps to Request to Track you. You can find this under Settings, Privacy and Tracking. This setting allows apps to track you when you use apps or when you visit websites on your iPhone. You can see here I am being tracked by Facebook, Insta and Twitter. They track you because they can sell better targeted ads, based on where you have been and what you looked at. So when you have this turned on you are basically helping them make more money with no personal gain for yourself. Up to you if you leave this on or not. But now at least you know its there. Toggle the button at the top to turn it off and then tap Ask Apps to Stop Tracking. Really easy.

iOS 15 settings

Location Services

The next one I want to talk about is Location Services. Go back out of privacy and go into location services. In here, you will see a list of Apps that are using the GPS to track your location. IF the App has the word “Always” next to it, it means that the App is tracking you via GPS all the time and not just when you are using the App. Apart from being Tracked this will also drain your battery life. As you can see most of my Apps say while using which is fine. This stuff can get confusing so let me show you and example. If you look here you can see my compass says while using the App. So if we go out and go back into your compass app. As soon as you open your compass, you will see a little blue arrow at the top of your iPhone. This means the GPS service is being used. Obviously the compass would use the GPS to find your location so it can give your co-ordinate information. So this it how Location Services work.

So at the top you can turn this off globally for all apps or if you want too you can go into each app and you can set it to Never or While using the App.

Location Services – System Services

Go back to Location Services and Scroll down to System Services.

If you have a purple arrow this might be a bad sign. It means that an app or service has been using your location. So turn all of these off accept for Emergency Calls and SOS, Find my iPhone and Networking & Wireless. 

Cool you have turned them all off now, head down to significant locations. These are places that you have visited and Apple saves those locations, pretty weird. I do not have any locations because I don’t take this iPhone anywhere but if you toggle this off and clear your history, you will save data and battery life.

Product Improvement

Back under Systems Services, scroll down to Product Improvement and turn these all off. Unless Apple is paying you to help them improve their products, just turn it off.

Turn Off Analytics & Improvements. To find it go into Settings, Privacy and go into Analytics & Improvements. So if you have all these turned on, data is constantly being sent from your iPhone to Apple and other App developers. So again turn these off to save battery life and Data. You can turn them off one by one or use the global switch at the top. Too Easy!

Personalised Ads

The next one here to turn off is Personalised Ads and you can find I under Settings, Privacy and Apple Advertising. To switch it off just toggle the button off. What it does it is stops Apples advertising platform from tracking you and then it can’t use your information to sell Ads. A no brainer really.

Push Mail

The next setting we should talk about it Push Mail. This is handy if you use your phone to get email. To find it tap back to Settings and scroll down to mail. Once your in Mail tap on Accounts and then Fetch New Data. This setting uses up heaps of Battery life on your iPhone. When you have push turned on, your iPhone is constantly looking for new email. When you turn push mail off your iPhone can choose how often it will check for email.

So what you want to do is toggle the Push button to Off and then you can go into each account and set it to Manual or fetch. Manual just means when you open the Mail account it will download the mail when you look at it. Rather than checking the mail servers all the time which will drain your battery life. If you want to put a tick beside Every 30 mins or every 15 mins. This means it will check for email every 30 mins or 15 mins which ever you prefer. Obviously if you set it to every 30 mins you will save more battery life and data.

5G phone settings

This next one is for 5G iPhones only so iPhone 12 or 13 models. Go to Settings, Your Name, iCloud and iCloud Backup. Under here you have a setting which says Back Up Over Mobile Data. In the US it will say Backup Over Cellular. This pretty bad setting. It means it will backup your data over the Cellular network rather than WIFI. And if you are on a limited data plan this means you might get charged if you go over you cap.

The next one to turn off is called iCloud drive. You can find it under Settings, Cellular and iCloud Drive. What this means is if you use iCloud drive it will sync over your cellular data plan rather than WIFI. So toggle this off to save battery life and cellular data.

Photos Cellular data

Turn off Photos Cellular Data, you can find it under Settings, Photos and Cellular Data. This setting backs up your Photos and Video files over your Cellular Data plan rather than waiting till you get connected to a WIFI network. So it can put you over your cellular cap. Turn it off to save battery and cellular data.

Ok so lets show you how to turn off Safari Preload. Go into Settings, Safari and Preload Top Hit. What this does is when you do a search in Safari and you get the search results. Safari will start to load the first webpage in the list automatically without you selecting it. It will make the webpage seem to load faster if you do select it however this will use up data and battery life. SO turn it off.

Background Apps

Turn off Background App refresh, You can find it under Settings, General and Background App Refresh. This setting allows apps to use your cellular data to download new content in the background even when you might not be using the app. Turn this off to save battery life and data. And also make sure that at the top you set it to WIFI only.

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Transfer Data iPhone to iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro & 13 Pro Max

Hi Guys, Matt from 123myit here. If you have a new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max, this video will show you to transfer your data from any iPhone to any of the iPhone 13 models. So if you have the iPhone 13 Pro like this one on the right or any other iPhone that’s new to you, then this video will help you move contacts, text messages, music, photos, videos and app data. This also includes apps like Whatsapp but just remember you will need your Whatsapp password to transfer those apps.

The three ways to transfer your data

There is three ways to Transfer your iPhone data. You can backup and restore from iCloud. Sync and backup to iTunes on a Windows or Mac computer. You can Transfer wirelessly. I will show you how to Transfer wirelessly, because you do not need a computer and it is the easiest way.

If you have already setup, your phone and you are on the Home screen. Unfortunately, you will have to reset the new phone. If you do not want to reset your iPhone then you can do a backup and restore from iCloud. Alternatively, backup and restore from iTunes.

Reset your iPhone

To reset your phone Go into settings > General and scroll down to transfer or reset iPhone. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings. Then tap continue and then skip backup. If you get prompted for the Apple Id enter it now. If you have two factor authentication turned on it might send you a SMS or a code on one of your other devices. Swipe to the two factor authentication page an enter your code.

It should start the reset process, but if it does not go into settings and enter your password again and tap on sign out. Ok go back into general back into Transfer or Reset iPhone and tap on Erase all content and settings again. Then continue and Erase iPhone.

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Once your iPhone has reset itself. Go ahead and select your country and language. You should see the quick start screen appear on your old iPhone. If you do not see the quick start screen on your old iphone, make sure Bluetooth is turned on and you can press the sleep wake power button to put the device to sleep then tap it again to wake it up.

Scan your Rear Camera

Tap continue and you should get a little blue animation now. There you go now the little blue animation has come up. Scan it with the rear Camera on your old iPhone. Now at this stage you might need to enter your old iPhone passcode on your new iPhone. It didn’t come up for me because I turned it off before starting the transfer process. Follow the prompts to setup touch id or face id on your new iPhone.

Finally, tap continue and agree to start the Data Transfer from your old iPhone to your new iPhone. Almost there follow a few more prompts to setup your iPhone until you get to the Transferring Data from iPhone screen. There it is so all your data should be copying across now.

Keep the two devices close by and make sure they are plugged into power.

Your new iPhone will restart itself and when you log on you go and check that all your data has transferred across ok. I will check my pictures and see if that are the same. Cool looks like everything has copied across.

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Transfer Data Android to iPhone 13, 13 Mini, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max

Hi Guys, Matt from 123myit here. If you have a new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro or 13 Pro Max In this video, we will show you two free ways to transfer your data from any iPhone to the new iPhone 13. The first way is recommended by Apple but it requires you to reset your iPhone 13. If you don’t want to reset your iPhone then fast forward to the 5.24 min mark and I will show you how to Transfer your data without resetting your iPhone.

This video will help you transfer your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos. Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and free apps.

What you can transfer.

Tips before you start.

  • Create a backup
  • Make sure both phones are on WIFI and plugged into Power
  • Make sure that you have enough storage space on your iPhone 13
  • If you have a sim card you can transfer that after the data is transferred

The phones that we are using today are Samsung S21 and the iPhone 13 Pro.

Android to iPhone 13

Reset your phone

To reset your iPhone.

Go into settings > General and scroll down to Transfer or reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings.  Tap continue. This will delete all media and data so do a backup first if you need too. Type in your passcode. And then tap Erase iPhone.

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Just follow the prompts and start setting it up again.

Next up connect to your WIFI and make sure your Android device is connected to the same WIFI.

Continue setting up your iPhone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you’re on the Apps and data screen. Go to your Android phone and download the move to iOS app from the Google play store. Play.google.com

Go ahead and when that’s done tap open. On your iPhone tap Move data from Android. Then tap continue, agree and then allow on your Android phone.

Error when transferring

If you are getting  the could not connect error message make sure you turn on location services on your Android phone. You will find it under settings and location. Its important to turn that on. Here it is under Settings and location. Just toggle the button on and go back to the move to iOS app.

Tap continue on your Android device and then type in the code that you see on your iPhone. It now shows you the iPhone wifi. Tap continue. If it comes up again with the wifi to connect to just tap connect.

Ok great you are on the transfer data screen just deselect anything you don’t want to transfer and press Continue. I am going to include messages contacts and camera roll. And I will have to tap allow to give the iOS app access.

Lots of Data to transfer

Depending on how much data you have it might take some time.

Cool your data is transferred now. Tap done on your Android phone and you can close the app. On your iPhone 13 tap, continue setting up iPhone. And then go ahead and set up your iPhone 13. Go ahead and add your apple id if you have one. If not just hit forgot or don’t have one.

If you have two factor on your apple account if will send a code to another apple device or email address type it in. This is something new it might also ask for you Mac password if you have one. Go ahead an enter the password you use for your mac.

Awesome your phone is ready now. Check that your data was copied across. I will check my photos first.

Free Apps

The last step here is to check your free apps. IF they didn’t copy across open up your app store and enter your apple id. Tap on the blue icon in the top right and tap on purchased. This will show you a list of all your previous purchased apps. Just tap to download them.

Don’t have an apple id you can create one by going to the website appleid.apple.com.

If you swipe across you should see all your apps start to appear. If you didn’t get the prompt to Add Apps, then don’t worry, just go to the App store and download the Apps you need.

Copy my data app

The second part of this video is if you don’t want to reset your iPhone. We will move the data with an App called, Copy my data.

Go to the google play store on Android phone and download Copy my data. On your iPhone you can download it through the App Store. Go ahead and deselect anything you don’t want to copy.

Tap next and then Tap to or from Anther Device over WIFI. Tap on the iPhone 13 Pro and Enter the pin number from your android device onto your iPhone. On your Android phone deselect any data you don’t want to copy across. I don’t want contacts and calanders.

Awesome all your data is copied across now. If you have a SIM card you can move it across now too.

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Apple iPhone 13 Pro First Look Sierra Blue & Blue Case

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the iPhone 13 Pro. The iPhone 13 Pro has the same A15 Bionic processor as its bigger brother the iPhone 13 Pro Max. Both models have the same price as last year’s 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max.  The cameras have been updated and the battery is larger.

Pricing

Pricing for the iPhone 13 Pro starts at $999 USD and it comes in four different colours Blue, Silver, Gold and Graphite. Storage capacity starts at 128GB and goes up the to 1TB which is impressive.

First up in the box you have the iPhone 13 Pro itself. Next will find the documentation a SIM card eject tool, quick start guide, Guarantee information and Apple sticker. The only other accessory is the Lighting USB cable, which does up to 50% charge in 30 mins with a 20-watt adapter. Not to forget that the 13 Pro supports 15 watts wireless charging and is IP68 water and dust resistant.

This video & article will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iPhone 13 Pro. Helpful if you are looking to upgrade your phone

Display

The iPhone 13 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display, which is the same size as the iPhone 12 pro. However, the display now includes ProMotion technology that automatically changes the screen refresh rate from 10Hz to 120Hz. It has a 2532 by 1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and a brightness boost starting at 1000 nits, which is brighter than the iPhone 12 Pro. If you compare the Pro 13 with the Pro 12 on the left, you can’t really see allot of difference side by side. Therefore, an upgrade from the Pro 12 to the Pro 13 might not be worth it. However, for those of your who are thinking about upgrading from the iPhone 8 it would be a big update.

Design

Apple has kept the smooth flat edge design from the 12 pro on the 13 Pro line up as well. This allows the iPhone to stand up on its end. I love this design we first saw it on the iPhone SE. However, if you buy a cover the phone might not stand on its side with the cover on the aluminium frame does show fingerprints.

The left side of the iPhone, you have the Ring Silent and Volume up and down buttons and a SIM card slot.

On the right side, you have the Sleep Wake power button. On the bottom, you have the lighting connector, microphone and one of the stereo speakers. Actually, the Stereo speakers are impressive. Take a listen.

Face Unlock

Face unlock is standard on the iPhone 13 models. Also along the top, we have a 12-megapixel True Depth Camera that has a F2.2 aperture. While you cannot see them, there is actually a whole bunch of sensors hidden here. Ambient light, Proximity, Flood illuminator, infrared camera and dot projector.

On the back of the 13 Pro, you have a Triple Camera setup which features a Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras. The Telephoto camera has a 3x optical zoom. The Ultra Wide camera has a f 1.8 aperture and allows better photos in low light. In addition, the new Wide Camera has a F.15 aperture.

Therefore, out of the box the iPhone 13 Pro will take amazing photos. Here are some comparisons between the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 8. Can you spot the difference?

Processor

The iPhone 13 Pro has the A15 bionic processor, which has an updated 5 GPU cores. A fast processor is important when playing games and videos or when generally moving around the iPhone. Here is the Geekbench scores for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 13 Pro. As you can see the iPhone 13 Pro wins with a single core score of 7509 and multicore score of 19477

Battery

In terms of Battery life for the iPhone 13 Pro, it has a 3095 mAh battery and you can expect up to 22 hours video playback. This will get you about 20 hours of streamed video playback. Say from the web.

My thoughts pretty amazing phone. The cameras get better all the time so if you are looking for the best Instar worthy shots you can’t really go wrong. However I think the price could have dropped a bit since Apple no longer includes a charger and battery life could be also be improved in my mind. I would like to see it last longer.

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Record Your Screen on iPhone or iPad

Hi Guys Matt from 123myit here. In this video, we will show you how to record the screen on your iPhone or iPad. First, up, you need to add Screen Recording to the Control Centre. To do this go into Setting and then Control Centre. Scroll down and then tap the green plus next to Screen Recording. Scroll backup and should see that Screen Recording has been added to the Included Controls menu.

Record Your Screen on iPhone

All right, let us show you how it works. Go back out of Settings and swipe down from the top right corner to access Control Centre. Here you can see the new Screen Recording button has been added. Tap and Hold to turn on your microphone if you want it to record your voice.

Capturing the action – Record Your Screen on iPhone

Let us capture some action. To start the Screen Recording swipe down from the top right hand corner and tap the screen-recording button. It will start Screen Recording when the three-second countdown ends. Next, close the control centre to pick up where you left off. Great Shot! When you want to stop recording. Go back to the Control Centre and tap the Screen Recording again. You Screen Recording will be saved to Photos. Tap edit to edit your Screen Recording and cut out the parts you do not want. When you finished tap done and you can save it as a new clip. When you are finished, editing you can share it with friends by tapping the Share button.

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Turn on Speak Screen on your iPhone or iPad

IF you want to know how to get your iPhone or iPad to read certain text that appears on your screen. You need to use Speak Screen. To turn it on go to Settings > Accessibility and tap spoken content. Then toggle on Speak Screen. To start it up, just swipe down with two fingers from the top of the screen.

Turn on Speak Screen

Getting your iPhone to read text to you is easy.

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Scan a QR code on iPhone iPad or iPod Touch

IF you did not know already, scanning a QR code with your camera app is super easy. Just open up your Camera. Then point your iPhone or iPad at the QR code so it appears in the view finder.

Notification – QR code on iPhone

Then you should see the notification at the top of the screen. Just tap it and then it will forward you to the website you are after. See Super easy!

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Apple iMac 24 Inch 2021

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iMac 24 Inch in 2021.

This is the Apple iMac 24 inch, which is the direct successor to the 21.5 inch Intel based 4K iMac. The iMac range has not had a complete redesign since 2012, which is almost a 10 years. So it’s been a long time coming.

The 2021 iMac gets the new Apple Silicon M1 chip and we get an extremely compact internal design. This allowed the designers to reduce the overall size and volume of the iMac while giving us a much larger screen.

Pricing – Apple iMac 24

Pricing for the iMac starts around $1299 USD for the 256 GB base model and goes up to $1699 USD for the 512BG model. Things to note the Base model only has a 7 core GPU while the other models have 8. And the other model come with an extra two USB 3 ports, Gigabit Ethernet and Magic Keyboard with Touch ID. The new iMac is very colourful and come in the colour Blue Green Pink Silver Yellow Orange and Purple.

Apple iMac 24

In the box, you will get Warranty and setup documentation. Along with Apple stickers. Also included is a 143 watt power adapter which is external to the iMac. This is better design for cooling and allows you to replace the power supply without opening the iMac. The cable is also colour matched to the colour of iMac. In the upgraded model, you will have an integrated Ethernet port as well.

Magic Mouse – Apple iMac 24

Next up is the magic mouse 2 which didn’t get any update apart from the colour. So, you get the mulitouch gesture service on the top which also has a mechanical click. And you have the lighting port on the bottom of the mouse which means you cannot charge the mouse and use it at the same time. Which remains quite controversial.

The keyboard is a Magic keyboard and has a really nice lock button in the top right hand corner. The upgraded model will come with Touch ID sensor, which will do the same functions it did on the older iPad.  The only drawback I see with my model is it you pick up the keyboard you might bump the button and lock your screen when you don’t want to. Both the mouse and keyboard are changed with a colour matched USB-C to Lighting Cable. You only get one cable so you would probably need to charge the keyboard and mouse individually. Last accessory is the power supply cable. Thankfully, this makes the total length of the cable long enough for most desks. This is the Australia version but if you were in the US, you would have the US version.

24 Inch Screen

Next, you will have the Apple iMac 24 itself. The biggest upgrade on this iMac is the larger display. You get a 24-inch 4.5K screen instead of a 4K and that allows you to get the pixel density of 218 ppi which is what makes it a Retina Display. It has a resolution of 4480 x 2520 and 500 nits of brightness which is pretty standard on the M1 Macs. True Tone technology also adds a warmer more realistic colour to the display.

In Terms of how heavy the iMac is its 9.83 pounds or 4 kgs which is slightly lighter than the 2012 iMac on 12.5 pounds or 5.68 kgs. And in regards to Dimensions it stands 18.1 inches high and 21.5 inches wide.

On the back of the iMac you have the stunning deep blue colour with a two tone effect. However, for the most part you won’t see this. The glossy Apple logo on the back is colour matched to same colour on the front chin of the iMac. So when you pick your iMac maybe note you wont see much of the colour on the back.

Ports

On the back left side of this base iMac, you have two Thunderbolt, USB 4 ports. I would have like to see three as one could be taken up when charging the keyboard. There is no Ethernet on the base model, so this model is WIFI only. And you will be prompted for WIFI password on setup.The USB 4 doubles as a display port so if you have a USB 4 to HDMI adapter you can plug in an external display.

If you are plugging in an external display. Make sure you set the main display to be optimised in the display settings. This should give your main display the best clarity as you can see here.

On the back right side,  you have the power button which is concaved so you can feel it when turning  the iMac on. Along the side you have an 3.5 Headphone Jack. And there is no SD card reader which I get it, you can buy an Apple Adapter if you need that. However, it does feel limited in terms of connectivity.

The Stand

The design of the stand is a thing of beauty, however it only tilts back and forth. If you want to raise the height you would need to put a book under it and if you want to mount the screens on a different VESA stand you need to buy the iMac without the stand included.

The iMac comes with a six-speaker system and force-cancelling subwoofers. This improves the performance of the subwoofers without distortion. They sit in the chin of the iMac and there’s a speaker grill along the bottom. Lets take a listen.

The magic keyboard does have a lock computer button which is really handy. Just tap it and the iMac locks itself instantly. Great if you work in an office. The power cable is colour matched and magnetic so it clicks into the power socket on the iMac but isn’t designed to pop out like it does on the MacBook range.

FaceTime HD Camera

Along the top, you will find an integrated 1080p FaceTime HD camera with an indicator light. This replaces the 720p version from the last generation. The improvement here is the image signal processor which is on the M1 chip and it makes a huge difference. Another big upgrade is the microphone on the back of the iMac. Apple calls these Studio grade microphones however that might ne be a bit of a stretch. They are still quite good.

Cool, lets run the benchmarks real quick and I will show you the fan noise. Starting the benchmark software really works the iMac hard. And you can hear the fan spinning its quite loud. To see where all the heat is heres a capture of the heat on the iMac. You can see the bottom right part of the chin is the hottest at 42 degrees. This heat is probably the M1 chip doing it thing.

The Cinebench multicore score on the iMac was 6126. This is better than the MacBook Air M1 we tested which had a score of 5324, but not as good as the MacBook Pro M1 which was 7780. So the 24 inch iMac won’t perform as good as the MacBook Pro M1 laptop.

Here is the benchmark for the disk read and write speeds.

The iMac might seem like is just home desktop PC for the family. However, in Reality it is extremely powerful and can edit multiple streams of 4K video. As well as drive, a 6K external display and edit 100 megapixel photographs. The only drawbacks might be if you want to play games or you need more than 2 USB C ports.

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