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 manage and monitor your connections to wireless networks.

Podcast by AppleVis on Sunday, October 30, 2016

In this episode of his introductory series to iOS, Thomas Domville takes a look at managing apps on your device. Topics covered include:

  • Changing the location of app icons on your Home screen
  • Creating folders on your Home Screen for grouping apps
  • Deleting apps from your device
Blog Post by mehgcap on Friday, April 4, 2014

Intro

Have you ever thought about making the switch from braille notetaker to iOS device? Are you unsure which one you should choose? Do you have both, and can't decide which one to invest in moving forward? I made the switch from a BrailleNote Apex to an iPhone, quite slowly and mostly by accident, and I'm here to tell you why a notetaker is the only way to go, and why that metal and glass frisbee in your hand is nothing but trouble. Then, I'll explain why you should ditch that… 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

Guide by Scott Davert on Thursday, May 19, 2016

There are many models of Bluetooth keyboards supported on iOS. The Amazon Basics Bluetooth Keyboard for Apple Devices, the Logitech line of keyboards, Apple's own set of keyboards, and many others. While it's impossible to cover the… Read more

Guide by Scott Davert on Monday, April 17, 2017

Starting in iOS 10, a new way exists through the actions rotor to move apps around your various home screens. While the old method is still available, the new way of accomplishing this task seems to be preferred by many. In iOS 11, it then became possible to drag multiple apps at the same time. The below process was written for iOS version 12.1, and if the instructions do not work as outlined below, chances… 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, 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 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 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 Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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

Podcast by AppleVis on Monday, September 16, 2019

In this podcast, Thomas Domville discusses and explores how in iOS 13 users have the capability to customize VoiceOver gestures.