Apple is testing the next iOS 11 and MacOS High Sierra features. Both operating systems offer a big number of changes for all iPhone, iPad and Mac users. Would you like to customize Safari website settings? You can do this on your computer. We’ll share a step-by-step guide on what changes you can bring.
Safari Website Settings
You can simplify your browsing experience by changing some settings within Mac Safari browser. Apple allows customization in High Sierra update. You’ve got to explore the new settings, learn how to turn off autoplaying videos and read pages with ease.
It is possible to add changes to all sites you are visiting at a single click. It’s up to you which rules to set and follow. Add custom settings to a specific site or all websites you are visiting. Here is what you have to do.
How to Customize Safari Website Settings
Step 1. You need to use Safari for Mac High Sierra so update your computer to MacOS High Sierra operating system which is currently available in beta stage.
Step 2. Launch your browser and visit the website.
Step 3. Press on the browser’s menu (located at the upper left par of the screen). Choose Settings to proceed.
Step 4. You’ll see a new window below URL bar. It allows you setting up the way how you view the site. You can use any of these features: Content Blockers, Auto-Play on or off, Page Zoom, Camera, Location and Microphone and Reader view. Activate the option you like the most and use it.
Content Blockers in Safari for Mac
It is possible to block particular information for sites you are visiting:
Step 1. Go to Safari – menu – choose Preferences option.
Step 2. Go to Websites section.
Step 3. Select Content Blockers feature available in MacOS High Sierra.
Step 4. Choose a site and enable the blocker from the drop-down menu. You can turn it On or Off for one or all websites you visit.
Reader View on Mac Safari
Let’s look closer at how you can enable plugins on Mac within Safari browser. For example, you can enable your reader view:
Step 1. Go to Safari browser.
Step 2. Choose menu at the top left part of the screen.
Step 3. Choose Preferences.
Step 4. Choose Websites section.
Step 5. Choose Reader option.
Step 6. Now you have to choose a site through the drop-down option next to it. Just choose either On or Off toggle.
Step 7. If you need to turn on Reader View for all the websites you are visiting you can select On for ‘When visiting other websites’ option.
Videos Autoplay On / Off on Mac
Are you annoyed by auto-playing videos while surfing the web? Customize Safari website settings and enjoy silent pages.
Step 1. Launch Safari – menu – Preferences – Websites.
Step 2. Select Auto-Play feature.
Step 3. Disable Auto-Play for the site through drop-down menu. You can actually choose one of the three features: Never Auto-Play (to surf silently), Allow All Auto-Play (to watch all the videos) and Stop Media with Sound.
Mic, Notifications, Location Access on MacOS High Sierra
Step 1. Go to Safari – menu – Preferences – Website.
Step 2. Choose one of these options: Microphone, Location, Notifications.
Step 3. You can enable or disable (Allow or Deny) the features for one or all sites you are visiting.
You see that you have a long list of various features, tricks and tips for using Mac Safari browser on the next High Sierra platform.
Do you like to receive email notifications on iPhone? It’s the easiest way to never miss important messages and respond on time to those who you love or have business with. The latest iOS 11 features [you can share your iCloud storage with family] can let you set it all within seconds.
iOS 11 Mail Notifications
Right now you can only download iOS 11 beta if you are a developer or public beta tester. If you are not ready to install the buggy firmware version on your iPad or iPhone you can still learn how you’ll be able to use iPhone email replay notifications on the new operating system.
Checking your mailbox every half an hour is not something a lot of us like doing. You can save so much time if you get notified for every email you receive. Is it difficult to enjoy the features on iOS 11 or not?
Step 3. Select email and click on Flag option at the lower left part of the screen.
Step 4. Choose Notify Me – confirm by clicking on the same option once again.
Now you’ll get iPhone email reply notification on iOS 11 platform. To complete our guide on how to set up email notifications on iPhone 7, iPad or other iDevices, we should also explain how you can disable this feature.
Anyone could one day face Apple Watch passcode problem. Keeping too much information on ones mind can cause the ‘blackout’ periods when you simply understand that you forgot Apple Watch password [learn how to use Apple Pay on your wearable]. Is there a way how to fix the issues? Can you unlock your iWatch?
How to Remove Apple Watch Passcode
We know a couple of fixes to your problem. You can use your iPhone to help remove the passcode on the Watch wearable. You can also solve the issue without the smartphone’s help. Keep reading and find out how you can bypass the lock on iWatch and enjoy using the smart watch device.
The Watch is simple to unlock than a phone. You know that in order to bypass iPhone activation lock you have to order a distant service (if you don’t know the original password). It is much quicker and easier with the iWatch. There is no need to search for remote unlocking services. All you need is a watch or watch + iPhone.
Apple Watch Passcode Not Working: Use Paired iPhone to Fix
It is great if your paired iPhone is with you. It helps when you suddenly forgot Apple Watch password [check the battery level on your phone using watch]. You’ll have to erase all watch content. The settings will also be wiped out. In other words, you’ll need to use a backup file to restore all lost information so if you haven’t backed up your iWatch before facing the password issue – you’ll have to deal with lost contents.
Step 1. Place the iPhone next to your Apple Watch with password that is not working because you can’t remember it.
Step 2. Open Apple Watch application on the iPhone 7, 6s, 6, 8 or other model you are using.
Step 3. Select My Watch section.
Step 4. Go to General.
Step 5. Click on Reset feature.
Step 6. Choose Erase Apple Watch Content and Settings. The app will ask for your confirmation of this step. Confirm. Sometimes you will have to type in your Apple ID password to complete this process.
Step 7. Now you can set up Apple Watch without the passcode. If you have a backup copy of it you should restore from backup and return all your information back on the wearable.
How to Unlock Apple Watch without iPhone
Even if there is no smartphone with you right now – you are still able to remove lock on iWatch:
Step 1. You’ll have to charge your device while you are performing this type of password bypass and try to fix Apple Watch passcode problem.
Step 2. Click-hold your device’s side button. There will be Power Off option on your display.
Step 3. Click on the Power Off feature.
Step 4. You’ll enter your settings. Now you can choose Erase all content and settings.
Step 5. Once all info is erased you can set up your wearable without any passcode.
Now you know how you can bypass password on Apple Watch with iOS 11 or other firmware version. It’s quick and simple. Just remember to back up your gadget once in a while to have a fresh copy of backup in case you’ll need to restore the Apple smartwatch.
Do you know how to disable camera on Safari? This mobile browser can access your iPhone microphone and camera unless you stop it from getting the access. With iOS 11 update, it becomes important to control your operating system which learned a lot of new tricks, got multiple features and changes.
iOS Safari Camera Access
Why do you need to restrict Safari on iPhone? The updated iOS 11 Safari program can automatically access your camera and mic once you install this newest firmware version on your iDevice. Users who care about their mobile privacy might want to stop any apps from accessing their microphone and camera by default.
iPhone and iPad owners who like to browse the web via Safari have to get control over their browser since Apple added the feature to automatically launch your camera or mic even when you don’t want this to happen. It is always better when you give access to particular options on your need basis. Isn’t it?
How to Disable Camera on Safari iOS 11
You can quickly restrict iPhone camera access on Safari. Just follow this guide and you’ll fix the issues within a couple of steps.
Step 1. Install iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad as mobile browser camera access by default is available on the latest firmware version.
Step 4. Now get down the page once again and you’ll see Privacy & Security option with Camera & Microphone Access feature.
Step 5. Now mobile browser access for all Safari sites will be locked. Thanks to new iOS 11 features you can choose which websites can access your camera. Give them permission manually and you privacy will be better protected.
Safari Camera Access: How to Allow on iOS 11
Once you’ve learned how to restrict Safari on iPhone let’s see how you can return the settings to the default and let all sites to access your mic with camera once you update to iOS 11.
Step 1. Go to Settings on your iPad or iPhone.
Step 2. Click on iOS 11 Safari section.
Step 3. Enable the option called Camera & Microphone Access.
Step 4. That’s it. All sites you are browsing through Safari will be able to access your mic and camera without your special permission. You have returned the default settings on iOS 11 beta or public version (depending if you are testing the newest firmware in the summer or download the final release in the fall).
Everything is so simple. You can stop and give access to your iOS 11 camera within a couple of clicks. Work with Safari browser and remember that unless you prevent different websites from getting this access they will be able to automatically launch your microphone or camera since these are default settings on iOS 11.
Simple manipulations are required to turn off Camera & Microphone Access option on your smartphone or tablet device.
iOS 11 family sharing is here. It’s time to learn how you can add a new iPhone or Apple tablet device to your storage plan on iCloud. Since iOS 11 features are different from iOS 10 options you have to master the process. It is still simple so you can easily enjoy iCloud storage family sharing after updating to the most recent mobile firmware version released in 2017.
iOS 11 iCloud Storage
Would you like to easily share your storage with friends or family members? Everything can be achieved on iOS 11 beta so it will also work once this mobile operating system becomes available to public.
Every year Apple presents new iPhone firmware beta in the summer and makes it official in the fall. This is when millions of users from all over the world can finally download, install and explore all the brand new features, specs and tricks the system offers.
The iCloud storage plan gets more storage while Apple keeps the old prices. You can get twice more for the same $9.99 / month payment. Thus with 2TB of storage available to you, you might want other family members to also use it which is now possible on iOS 11 platform [learn about iOS 11 Safari privacy] and future High Sierra OS for Mac machines.
How to Add iPhone to Shared iCloud Storage on iOS 11
Learn how you can use iCloud storage on multiple devices. Enjoy iOS 11 family sharing on iDevices [by the way, iPad Pro got a new drag and drop feature]. You should be using iCloud Family Sharing plan in order to enjoy the feature. Send the invitation so that your family member can join your Family Sharing Group and your iCloud storage plan.
Step 1. Install iOS 11 beta 4 or wait till this firmware becomes public in September.
Step 2. Go to Settings on the iDevices running iOS 11.
Step 3. Click on Apple ID you are using.
Step 4. Select Family Sharing feature.
Step 5. Click on iCloud Storage menu.
Step 6. Choose Let Your Family Know option.
Step 7. Click on Send to invite your friend or family member to your iCloud Storage sharing.
Step 8. Choose Close.
Your friend should accept your invitation otherwise the iOS 11 family sharing of iCloud storage won’t take place:
Step 3. Start sharing and enjoying the plan along with you.
If you don’t want to pay $9.99 per month for 2TB plan you can choose the free plan that offers up to 5GB of storage. In this situation your family members and friends can choose the same plans on their iCloud accounts without the need to share in between.
Apple allows only users with 200GB and 2TB plans to use this iOS 11 feature and invite another iPhone users to the Family Sharing group. What do you think about this new opportunity? Is it worth sharing a plan or not? Let us hear your thoughts.
Are you worried about your privacy while surfing the web on your iPhone or iPad? You know that Apple is currently testing the next iOS 11 software and this version makes it possible to protect your privacy. You can use Safari private browsing feature and this is how the sites will stop tracking your activities. Are you interested in learning more? Keep on reading.
Safari Privacy on iPhone
The websites you visit through Safari browser won’t track everything you are doing online if you explore and use the new iOS 11 features. Currently this option is available in Safari browser but there are numerous apps that can help you keep all activities privacy while using other browsers. We won’t discuss these third-party applications as we want you to focus on the changes brought to Safari with iOS 11 beta updates.
Why do websites track you anyways? Why do you need to think of private web surfing on iPhone and iPad? Modern companies are very interested in tracking every step you make while staying online. This way the websites can show you related ads and content in hopes you’ll check them out.
A lot of users are frustrated with such interest from companies and wish to surf safely without getting attention from mobile ads. Stop sites from tracking you while using iOS 11 Safari browser. Such option is available to both iPhone and iPad owners in 2017.
iOS 11 Features for Safari
There are three betas you can try for free this summer. Download the most recent iOS 11 beta using a developer account. If you are not a developer you can register for Public Beta Testing program offered by Apple and also install the iOS 11 beta 3 at no cost [find out how to recover lost files on iOS 11].
Safari security is a cool addition that prevents websites from tracking you. This way the companies won’t know how you act while using the web which is better for your privacy. Let’s learn how this cool feature works on modern iDevices.
How to Stop Websites from Tracking You
Step 1. Install iOS 11 beta on your iDevice.
Step 2. Go to Settings on iPhone or iPad.
Step 3. Get down to the list and find Safari section. You’ll have to click on it to continue.
Step 4. Once again get down to the list until you find the option called Ask Websites Not to Track Me. Do you see it?
Step 5. Enable this option by toggling the switch on.
Step 6. Now the websites should stop tracking your web activities on iOS 11 Safari.
You can see that everything is simple and fast. If you wish the sites to offer their ad and content suggestions again based on your activity you can repeat this guide and disable the Ask Website Not to Track Me iOS 11 feature.
Are you excited about protecting your privacy while using mobile internet? There are many other interesting and wonderful changes brought by iOS 11 beta. This firmware version will become public in the fall. Besides, this year Apple is expected to release the new iPhone 8 which will celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular ‘fruit’ smartphone across the world.
Sometimes you quickly name the new photo albums on iPhone 7 without even thinking of the proper title. Do you need to rename one or more albums? Are you not happy with the original title you assigned to it? iOS 11 firmware has a lot of new possibilities including the simple and quick name change for your mobile photo album.
Rename Photo Album on iPhone
Many of us remember the situation when the album named ‘My Trip’ or anything else contains images that are not related to travelling. If you believe that the name of iOS 11 album doesn’t describe its content you can rename it. Arrange your memories on iPhone 7 to easily find what you are looking for based on the titles you assign.
Even the new iOS 11 doesn’t let to add any changes. For example, you cannot change name of iPhone photo album if this is your Camera Roll, Live Photos, Animated, Recently Deleted. You cannot rename Screenshots, My Photo Stream, Selfies and People as well as Places and Videos. In other words, it is still impossible to rename the default albums. The guide below works only for your custom folders.
Which folders, you might wonder? The whole idea is perfect for the albums that were created automatically by different apps or by you. Some programs, including Instagram, always make a new automatic folder when you download images. Let’s see how to name photo albums on iPhone if they were not created by default.
How to Change Photo Album Name on iPhone
Step 1. Install iOS 11 or try performing these steps on iOS 10 or earlier firmware version. You can do this on both your iPad and iPhone.
Step 2. Launch Photos application. Remember that you are not able to rename it because this is a default app.
Step 3. Look at the upper right part of the screen. There is Edit option there. Click on it to continue.
Step 4. Click on the album’s name and you’ll see the edition option. Be sure to click on the text and not the folder to succeed.
Step 5. This is how to rename album on iPhone 7 or upcoming iPhone 8. Enter the new name.
Step 6. Click on Done option and you’ll confirm your previous step. This button is located at the upper right part of the screen.
Step 7. Repeat the steps for each custom photo album you are planning to rename on iPhone. You are able to change the name of as many iPhone photo albums as you wish as long as they are not default tools created by Apple.
Maybe in the future we’ll get the option to change name of any iPhone photo album including default applications. For now this is impossible to do. Apple keeps testing its next iOS 11. Users who wish to participate in the text can apply for the free Public Beta Testing program and download the latest iOS 11 beta 3 just like developers do.
The updated iOS 11 beta make it possible to easily and quickly drag and drop files between your iPad Pro apps. This is an awesome addition to future software. Let’s learn how to move files around and this is so simple. You can even test everything before the final firmware release in the fall because the beta 1 and 2 are available for free download.
iPad Pro with iOS 11
Your iPad Pro can get more functions and this is something really incredible. What can you move? Anything. Just anything. The cool feature works for different types of files, including documents, photos and even URL links.
The images and pictures can be moved between folders and applications. The cool iOS 11 option [it is easy to save GIFs images on iPhone and iPad and all these pictures will remain alive] is supported throughout the system. You can test it within iBooks app, Messages, Home Screen, Pages, Maps etc.
The list also includes Photos, Files, mobile browser Safari, News… In other words, you can use the drag and drop feature in different applications once you update to iOS 11 beta. It might be buggy so you should backup before installing any versions for testing. Some experts say that it is better to play with betas on a secondary device saving your primary iPad Pro for the official operating system.
How to Use iOS 11 Drag and Drop on iPad Pro
Step 1. Make sure you are running the most recent ‘fruit’ firmware version as your iPad Pro will not support the nice drag-and-drop option on iOS 10.3 or previous software.
Step 2. Launch the application that supports the feature and which files you need to move around.
Step 3. Touch-hold the file, photo or content you want to move and just drag it towards your Home button.
Step 4. Now there are several steps you can take:
Click on Home button one time and you will go to your Home screen
Swipe up from the bottom of the display and you’ll get to Dock
Step 5. Once you start holding the file and decide which moving method to use, you need to keep holding it and find the app where you want to drop the content. When you hover over that place – drop your file.
Move Multiple Files on iPad
If you want to drag and drop more than one image or other file between apps you can use the feature and move multiple contents around:
Step 1. Launch the program from where you want to move several files at once.
Step 2. Click on Browse.
Step 3. Choose the location where you want to move files. It could be your iCloud or something else.
Step 4. Open that folder and click-hold documents or files while you choose Home screen, App Switcher or Dock.
Can you imagine using iOS 11 without 3D Touch? iPhone 7 and future iPhone 8 users and even non-3D Touch gadget owners can perform some tasks on this next software version with ease. We are talking about iOS 11 Control Center that has been updated to work great on any supported iDevice.
iOS 11 no 3D Touch
Apple has redesigned its Control Center. Those of you who have desire to test these changes right away [for example, you can recover deleted files] can download and install iOS 11 beta 3. This is the most recent released offered to developers and public beta testers for free. Just register in the official Beta Testing program and you’ll get a link to the third beta.
iOS 11 features bring more functions to iPhone 8 Control Center which is also intuitive on previous smartphone models, current iPhone 7 and older devices. Users have an opportunity to customize this part of the system, improve it and use without 3D Touch.
In other words, you don’t have to be afraid of iOS 11 without 3D Touch because different parts of the software can work on iDevices that have no 3D Touch at all and users should still get a wonderful experience. These are great changes for better.
How to Use iOS 11 Control Center Without 3D Touch
Don’t expect the haptic features if your gadget has no taptic engine, but expect that your tasks will still be carried out. User iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well we iPhone 7 and future iPhone 8 without issues.
Step 1. Install iOS 11 beta 3 on your phone to enjoy the new features this summer. The public iOS 11 launch will take place in the fall.
Step 2. To enjoy the cool options you need to go to Settings and select your Control Center since you have to enable Access within Apps if you don’t have 3D Touch on your gadget.
Step 3. Swipe up from your display’s botton and you’ll get to iOS 11 Control Center on iPhone without 3D Touch. iPad users can double click on their Home button to perform the same action.
Step 4. Click-hold the shortcut buttons. You can access Music, Wi-Fi, adjust the brightness of the screen, get your alarm, Mobile Data and many other features.
Step 5. Once you choose the button and press-hold it you’ll see a shortcut menu above it. This is how you can perform various tasks if you don’t have the 3D Touch taptic engine.
You will not receive the haptic feedback since you don’t press the 3D Touch button. But you’ll feel like using this option since you can get to various options within iOS 11 Control Center.
If you still have iPhone 6 and don’t want to update to iPhone 6s with 3D Touch, 7 or upcoming iPhone 8 (you might want to trade-in your old device this year), you can use the new technology with some parts of iOS 11 system. Well, it does work with Control Center and Apple still has more than a month to add more interesting features to its next mobile operating system.
The iOS 11 brings some changes to GIF images. Now all iPad and iPhone users who like to save GIFs to their iDevice will watch them being alive. The pictures are stored in your Animated album and you view them for fun or share with your friends via messages.
iPad GIFs Viewing
Would you like to learn more about GIFs on iOS 11? This mobile firmware is only available as beta for now. Apple is testing its next software update for iPhone and iPad (iPad Pro and other models) and all users will soon get the official public version. The current iOS 11 beta 1 and 2 is buggy but you can already enjoy Siri translate feature.
Do you remember how iPad GIFs viewing is working on iOS 10? You can save such images without issues. But it automatically becomes a still image. iOS 11 GIFs act differently. They don’t become still once being saved. The learned how to look cute and alive in text messages and on your mobile gadget.
How to View Gifs on iOS 11
Step 1. To view animations on iPad and iPhone you should go to your Photos program.
Step 2. Choose Albums option.
Step 3. Select Animated album.
Step 4. Animated has the collection of all GIF images saved on your device.
Step 5. You can now view the pictures and even share them with your friends via messages.
How to Save Gifs on iOS 11 iPhone 7
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Step 1. Once you are updated to iOS 11 you can save iOS 11 GIFs and preserve their alive state.
Step 2. Go to any mobile browser and visit the website where you are saving GIF images from.
Step 3. Select the GIF image. You should 3D touch on it if you are using iPhone 7 and click on Save Image option.
Step 4. The picture is saved and it acts as GIF on your device and inside messages.
Step 1. Launch your Messages application. Remember that this only works with iOS 11 apps.
Step 2. Go to the conversation with the GIFs you are interested in. Select the image you either sent to someone or received form someone and 3D touch.
Step 3. Now you can see the Save feature. Click on it and save the GIF.
You see that iOS 11 is different from iOS 10. There are many more changes so animated GIFs that stay live in a new Animated album and inside text messages is not the only improvement offered by Apple in 2017.
Developer and public beta testers are now working with iOS 11 beta 2. They keep exploring the new features, finding and reporting bugs and sharing interesting details about the future software update with users.
No still images in iOS 11. Isn’t it a cool idea? The phone now supports animations and your tablet device also shows the real GIF instead of its still copy. You can improve your communication and make messages much funner.