239 – Use Security Key to Unlock Your iPhone With Guest Guy Serle and Ben Roethig

The latest In Touch With iOS with Dave.He is joined by guests Guy Serle and Ben Roethig. iOS16.3 was released to the public this week notably Apple added Security Keys providing enhanced security using a Yubikey. The Mac Mini M2 256GB SSD is slower than the previous model. Tips include how to report spam texts and bonus sending the report to your carrier. Apple still provides security updates to older devices and there are Apple web based user guides for your devices. 

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Do you know Apple provides updated user guides for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV?


iPhone User Guide on Apple Books

iPad User Guide on Apple Books

Web Guides are always updated – You can add these to the home screen on your iPhone. 

iPhone User Guide

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Apple Watch User Guide

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How to Copy & Paste between iPhone Apps Using Live Text. Some apps will not let you tap and copy text to paste it into another app. Here is how you get around that. 

Take a Screenshot of this app screen

Go into photos and open the screenshot you just created. Tap onto the text and you will be able to copy that text. Then paste it into the app of your choice. Notes is usually a good place.

Report spam texts on iPhone. You can report them 3 ways 

Use report spam here by tapping the link in the message

Swipe left to delete the message and select Delete and report Junk to Apple. 

You also can report the message directly to your carrier. Tap and copy the message and paste it into a new message. In the To box enter 7726 and send the message. You will get a response from the carrier like this 

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Guy Serle Is the host of the MyMac Podcast email @MacParrot and @VertShark on Twitter,  Vertshark on YouTube, Skype +1 703-436-9501

Ben Roethig Former Associate Editor of GeekBeat.TV and host of the Tech Hangout and Deconstruct with Patrice  Mac user since the mid 90s. Tech support specialist. Twitter @benroethig

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