iOS Today with Mikah Sargent and Rosemary Orchard

Oct 26th 2021

iOS Today 573

iOS Settings You Might Have Missed

Display Zoom, Text Replacement, QR Code Scanner, more
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Category: Reviews

Rosemary and Mikah detail some of the most often overlooked or underestimated iOS settings.

  • Enable Display Zoom to increase the Keyboard Size
  • Custom Text Replacement
  • Hide Sports Scores in the TV App
  • Sleep Timer for Playback
  • Scan QR Codes with the camera
  • Search a Safari web page
  • Hide People in the Share Sheet
  • Offload Unused Apps
  • Phone Codes for iOS
  • Hide Notification Previews



  • 20th Anniversary of the iPod
  • iOS 15 brings new Announce Notifications feature for Siri, here’s how it works
  • Apple Music begins rolling out new mood and activity playlists; here’s how to find them
  • Apple updates App Store Guidelines in response to class-action lawsuit from developers
  • EpocCam now lets you use your iPhone as a webcam with AR Snap Lenses
  • Apple One Premier expanding to 17 new regions starting next week


Shortcuts Corner

  • Daniel (the listener who asked for help setting up a Shortcut for automated audio playback in conjunction with the Books app) reported back with an update: Rosemary's Shortcuts suggestion worked wonders!
  • Marshall wants to create a Work Focus that's tied to a specific Calendar event.


Feedback & Questions

  • Edwin wants to disable AirPlay playback controls from automatically appearing on their iPhone.
  • Steve has a 4th-generation iPad with 16GB of storage and wants to make use of the device in their home. Steve asks for suggestions to repurpose the older tablet.


App Caps

  • Rosemary's App Cap: Elsewhen
  • Mikah's App Cap: Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

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