May 26, 2021 |

Flash Indicator for iPhone Alerts

For Apple iPhone 6 and higher you can set your phone to light up and flash when you receive a call, even when it is on silent – here’s how:
1. Tap Settings.
2. Tap Accessibility.
3. Scroll down a bit and find Audio/Visual.
4. Scroll some more then select Switch LED Flash for Alerts (e.g. the device will ring and flash simultaneously).
5. Also select LED Flash on Silent if you want the device will to flash when  the ringer is set to silent.
flash on silent
Here’s my tip on doing this – if your phone is on silent and is face down the camera flash on the back is very bright and some might find this as intrusive as the phone ringing – if you have it face up you can still see it flashing, but it is not as bright and obvious as having it face-down, when the camera flash is completely exposed.

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March 28, 2016 |

Protecting your privacy on Facebook

privacy-card-3x2If your friends are using apps (for example games like Candy Crush) on Facebook, they could be giving information of yours way without realising it, as people who can see your information can bring it with them when they use apps. However there is a setting you can use change to control the categories of information others can bring with them when they use apps, games and websites while Facebooking.

  1. Go to Settings on Facebook.
  2. Click on Apps.
  3. Scroll down to the box marked Apps Others Use and click on Edit.
  1. A box pops own listing the types of information (of yours) that your friends may be able to share. Deselect each option you do not wish to share, if not all of them.

Note: If you want to go a step further and stop apps or sites accessing data such as your Friends list, gender to other public information, locate the Apps, Websites and plugins box that is also under Apps, click the Edit button and select Disable Platform.  Be aware that this will disable your ability to use apps and plugins that offer to allow you to log in with your Facebook identity as well as disabling your ability to play games.

I suggest that if you are unsure of this information it would be a good idea if you take the time to read the Facebook help pages as well as doing your own Google research before changing any of the settings.

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