217 – Using Focus Mode and AirTag Battery – With Guest Dan Wassink and Jeff Gamet

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave he is joined by guest Dan Wassink and Jeff Gamet. Do we miss the headphone jack on the iPhone? We discuss it and if bluetooth headsets work for you. Must install update iOS15.6.1 has major security fixes. The AirTag is 1 year old and some need to replace the battery. We review the AirTag at 1 and how to change the battery. Dan gives us some tips on using Focus Mode and how to save PDFs on an iPad. Rumor that Apple event will be on September 7th announcing new iPhone 14 Apple Watch 9.

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The AirTag was released a little over 1 year ago and you have to expect the batteries will start running out and need replacing. We talk about how far the AirTag has come and how to replace the battery. How to replace the battery in your AirTag – Apple Support


Dan has a few tips from his Dan’s Tutorials site he reviewed

Focus Mode tips

Save PDFs from Safari to the iPad

We discuss the headphone jack being removed seven years snd do we miss it.Seven years later, Apple was right to kill off the 3.5mm headphone jack

Our Host

Dave Ginsburg is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users and shares his wealth of knowledge of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV and related technologies. Visit the YouTube channel follow him on Twitter @daveg65.and the show @intouchwithios


About our Guest

Dan Wassink @danwassink is the owner, trainer, and most everything else for Dan’s Tutorials. He has created over 2,000 lessons on how to use the Mac, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. He also helps out a local school that is Apple based, and has worked for Apple. With over 10 years of experience in online training, he is ready to help you! Visit his YouTube channel at

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Jeff Gamet is a podcaster, technology blogger, artist, and author. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s managing editor, and Smile’s TextExpander Evangelist. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram as @jgamet and YouTube

Warren Sklar @Wsklar is an IT Consultant and moderator of the Mac To The Future FaceBook Group with over 4000 members talking about all things Apple.

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