Search within a webpage on your iPhone


Searching for information is great! We have it right at our fingertips with a web search engine on our smartphones.  But have you ever wanted to look for something specific inside of a webpage itself on your iPhone?  Safari, the web browser on your iPhone can do just that. Let's say you want to find Sarah Connor mentions from within a Terminator: Genisys review. Just visit the page in Safari, tap the address/search box at the top of the screen, tap the little “x” button to clear out the URL, then type “Sarah.”


At the bottom of the search results, you’ll see an “On This Page” heading. Tap “Find ‘Sarah’” to highlight every mention of the word on the page. From there you can tap the arrows at the bottom of the screen to cycle through each mention.

Quick Access to Draft Emails on iOS

Have you ever been interrupted while composing and email on your iPhone or iPad. You hit cancel, and then propted with “Delete Draft or Save Draft” But getting to that draft can be overwhelming.  

Step 1: Hold down the compose button.  You will be prompted with "New Message" and PREVIOUS DRAFTS.


That's it.  Lesson over.



Share a list in Reminders

Share Reminders 1 Not only is it easy to create and edit reminders, but you can also share and collaborate on lists with anyone else in the world, even if they don’t have an Apple Device with them. All they need is an iCloud account.

To be clear, you cant invite others to share your Reminders lists from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. You have use your Reminders app on the OSX version 10.8.2 or later. If you don’t use a Mac computer, you can access Reminders from iCloud.com. Just log in using your iCloud account information. Most people’s iCloud account is the same as their Apple ID (the account info and password used to buy music and apps).

The steps:

1. Launch Reminders app on OSX or iCloud.com

2. Create a list you want to share with others.

3. Hover over the right side of the list you want to share and select the broadcast icon that appears

4. Enter the iCloud connected email address for anyone you want to invite to the list.

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Once you’ve shared a list, the person or people you are sharing with can see all of your archived items, plus the current list. They can also edit the list. So, if you share a grocery list with your spouse, the two of you can add or remove any items. It is as if you are sitting in the kitchen together while making the list.

When a person accepts your invitation to share a Reminder list, you will receive an alert on all devices that feature the Reminders app.

All changes that are made to your list will be immediately viewable in our iOS Reminders app. So, if your spouse makes a note on one of your items, you’ll know about it before putting it in the cart.

You can remove someone just as easily as you invited them. Hover over the broadcast icon again and click on their name. Select “Remove” and you're done. They will no longer have access to your list. However, all of their changes will remain on your list.


Bump Your Apple TV

Did you know that you can setup an Apple TV by simply bumping your iPhone to your Apple TV? It's true. If your iPhone is already connected to your home wifi network and logged in to your Apple ID, you can simply bump your iPhone to your Apple TV during the setup process on the language select screen and the Apple TV will automatically import your wifi and Apple ID settings from your iPhone.

What is required?

A WiFi network Apple TV 3rd Gen using Apple TV software 6.0 or later One of the following iOS devices running iOS 7 or later:

  •    iPhone 4s or later
  •    iPad 3rd gen or later
  •    iPad mini
  •    iPod touch 5th gen

The steps:

  1. Connect your Apple TV to your television and power and wait until you Apple TV displays the setup screen.
  2. Unlock your iOS 7 device and ensure that Bluetooth is enabled. Also ensure that you are connected to the Wi-Fi network you want to use with Apple TV.
  3. Touch your iOS device to your Apple TV and wait for the prompts to appear on your iOS device and Apple TV.
  4. Enter your Apple ID and password on your iOS device.
  5. Choose if you want Apple TV to remember your Apple ID password, and if you want Apple TV to send data to Apple.
Note: This does not change your iOS device preferences.
  6. Your Apple TV will start the configuration process, including connecting to your Wi-Fi network, activating Apple TV, and setting up your iTunes Store account.
  7. When complete, your Apple TV is ready to use.

Note: While configuring your Apple TV, keep your iOS device within 10 to 15 feet of your Apple TV until the configuration process completes.

Alternate iMessage Email

How to set up an alternate iMessage email address. From an iOS device:

1. Select the device you wish to change.

2. Go to Settings > Messages > Send & Receive > add another email

3. type the email you want to add.

4. Wait for a verification email from Apple.  In the verification email you will need to follow the Link.


If you are wanting to change the email address for messages on your computer...

1. Launch Messages.

2. choose messages from the menu bar.

3. Select Preferences

4. select accounts

Syncing via iTunes and iTunes Backup

iTunes Backup

iTunes Backup is how users have backed up their iOS devices before iCloud was available.  It is still a method that many users continue to use and serves them well. Let’s see if this is the best way for you.

  • Do you regularly use the computer that has your iTunes Backups?
  • Do you not have an iCloud account or don’t want to use iCloud?
  • Do your photos and videos on your device’s camera roll regularly exceed 1 GB in size?
  • Do you tend to have very large backups?
  • Would you like a manual or secondary backup solution to use with your iCloud back up?

iCloud and iTunes Backup together

For those of you who want that extra level of backup for your data, we suggest that you use iCloud Backup and iTunes Backup together.

When you use iCloud backup, it doesn’t disable iTunes backup completely, it just stops the automatic backup via iTunes.  You can manually backup via iTunes yourself whenever you want to create a new one.

The Steps for Manual iTunes Backup 

1. Plug your iOS device into your primary computer via the cable provided.

2. Open iTunes

3a. For iTunes 11, click the iOS device button on the right, then in the backups section, click back up now under “manually backup and restore”

3b. For iTunes 10.7, right-click or control click on your iOS device in the iTunes source list, then choose back up from the itunes device shortcut menu.

4. Allow the backup to complete.

We recommend backing up with iTunes on a weekly basis or more often if there is important data.  If your going to use the two backups together, and you want to speed up your iCloud Backup and Restore functions, you can save iCloud storage by turning off very large data types. Example: You have a 7 GB Camera roll on you iPhone, and you already have it manually backed up to iTunes.  Disabling the backup of any items can be done on your iOS devices.

Settings > iCould > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > Backups > Backup Options

These items, after doing so, will only be backed up manually to itunes.

Automatic iTunes Backup.

1. Open iTunes

2. Connect your iOS device to your computer with the included USB cable.

3. Select the iOS device in the upper right corner. If your don't see your device, choose View > Hide Sidebar.

4. In the Summary tab, select "Sync with this [device] over Wi-Fi"

5. When the computer and the iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network, the iOS device will appear in iTunes. The automatic syncing will commence when the following conditions are true:

  • The iOS device is charging
  • iTunes is open on the computer
  • The iOS device and the computer are on the same Wi-Fi network.

 You can also backup via iCloud

3 Best iPhone Apps for Runners

Urban runningIt’s about to get crowded in Indianapolis. This Saturday, approximately 35,000 runners will descend on the city for the annual OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon, the largest half marathon in the nation.

Want some extra motivation, or to track your progress during the run? Give one of these iPhone running apps a try.

1. Nike+ Running 

When it comes to run-tracking and mapping apps, this one is the uncontested gold standard. From mapping your runs using GPS to receiving encouragement from athletes such as Tim Tebow, this app just works. Each workout, it tracks your runs, calories burned and average pace.

The app also allows you to share your runs with your social media networks. It even allows you to log the weather conditions during your run.

Cost: Best of all, the app is free in the App Store.

2. RunKeeper

More than 17 million people use the RunKeeper app, which allows you to track your runs and long-term progress in a visually friendly manner. A bonus for Indy Mini runners: The premium version of the app allows friends and family members who can’t be at the finish line on race day to watch live maps of your progress.

Cost: Like Nike+, RunKeeper is also free. However, more advanced versions such as RunKeeper Elite, which offers premium features like the live run broadcast, start at $4.99 a month or $19.99 a year.

3. Zombies, Run!

For some, the only thing that can make running more enjoyable is zombies—especially when they aren’t chasing you. At least in real life.

A less data-heavy running app than Nike+ and RunKeeper, Zombies uses the idea of zombies chasing you to create optimum conditions for interval training. It boasts more than 500,000 users who have logged 11,000,000 kilometers on missions to collect and save virtual supplies and lives. Runners can choose from 60 different missions.

Cost: $3.99

What’s your favorite running app? Which ones did we miss?

iOS Guides

iOS 7 is here and we will be starting to bring you tips on what it does.  Stick around because this list will be growing. METip iOS Backup and Restore

Erase and Restore

Families and Apple ID's - end the madness

Alternate iMessage Email

Syncing via iTunes and iTunes Backup

Backup via iCloud

Swiping Back - No more thumb stretches

A Guide to Guided Access - Keep your toddler on one program

Control Center

Notifications in iOS 7


Why You Should Set Up Find My iPhone Today

Everyone loses his or her iPhone every now and then. Usually it turns up in the car, stuck in the couch cushions or somewhere your inquisitive toddler decided to hide it this week. Most of the time, it is recovered without much worry. But that sinking feeling when you realize you have left it at a restaurant, on the bus or in class is something that happens to thousands of people every day.

That’s why The MacExperience strongly recommends setting up all of your iPhones, iPads and iPods and Macs with the Find My iPhone app.

Once you have the app installed and register your Apple ID on the device, you will be able to see its location on a map and display a custom message on the screen like “Please call (***)***-**** if you find this phone for a reward.”


Additionally, you can have the device beep at full volume for two minutes, even if it is set to silent mode.

As more and more important documents, data and images are saved on your phone, the dangers of someone accessing that information increases. That’s why Find My iPhone allows you to lock your iPhone or you can even wipe all personal data from your phone remotely.

The new iOS 6 installs this app automatically, but you’ll still need to register your Apple ID and an iCloud account.

Install it now, if you haven’t already, and test it to make sure it works. Play the sound, try a custom message and lock the device.

If you have questions about security of your Mac products or want additional backup and protection, the Apple Certified specialists at The MacExperience can answer any questions you may have. Visit one of our four Indiana locations at the Greenwood Park Mall, Bloomington, Downtown Indy by IUPUI or our newest location at Hamilton Town Center.

Apps For Keeping Up With Indiana College Sports

If you’re an iPhone smartphone user, then you’re in luck! There are a variety of apps out there that will keep you up to date with the latest sports news and scores from your alma mater. ESPN launched WatchESPN last year that allows Verizon iPhone users to stream ESPN content from across their cable platform meaning you can never miss a game. For fantasy and stat junkies, ESPN, CBS, Yahoo! and more offer apps that give up-to-the-minute stats, news and injury reports.

But for those of you with deep ties to a the greatest in-state rivalry, check out these two apps.

Do you bleed cream and crimson? Then check out the Hoosier Scoop! IU sports reporters will keep you updated with the latest news, and you can get the latest direct from the players, coaches and writers with Twitter built right in. You also get directions, maps and locations for all the games as well as schedules and scores. Download the FREE app here.

Calling all Boilermakers! Boiler Up with this heavy-hitting app. Created by CBS  Interactive, you get live scoring, play-by-plays, alerts, schedules and more! Upgrade to get LIVE AUDIO! While the app is free, there is a monthly or annual subscription fee. The annual fee is the better deal at $9.99 vs. $.99 per month. Download the FREE app here.