View Two Websites Side-By-Side With Safari Split View in iOS 10

First split screen only works in landscape mode, not portrait. There three ways to achieve this. 

Open a new tab is split screen

Tap and hold the the tab management icon in the upper right. You will see an option to Open Split View. Tap it to create a blank Safari window. 

Open a link in split view

Tap and hold a link on a web page and select Open in Split View

Drag a tab to open in Split View. 

Tap and hold a tab, then drag it to the side of the screen you want it to open in. 

Adding bold, italic and strike through text in WhatsApp

Not many people know WhatsApp now allows bold, italic and strike through text. However it’s hidden as there no button to apply the text formatting. 

To bold up, you need to but an asterisk on either side of the word, like *this*, while italics need an underscore on either side of a _word_, and strikethrough a tildes (those squiggly hyphens), just like ~this~. Feeling jazzy? You can even combine commands for *_bolditalics_* attention grabbing. 

Remove subscription from Apple’s Newsstand

Once you’ve subscribed to a Magazine it’s not immediately obvious how to cancel. Signing up to a subscriptions happens within the Newsstand app, however to unsubscribe you need to access your Apple account from the App Store.

1. Open App Store.
2. Select Featured and scroll to the bottom.
3. You should see a button saying “Apple ID: username” select it.
4. From the menu select “View Apple ID”,
5. Then select “Manage” under “Subscriptions”
6. Finally select the subscription you want to stop and set “Auto-Renewal” to Off.

Disable parallax wallpaper effect in iOS 7

The parallax effect gives the illusion your wallpaper is moving. However this works better for some wallpapers better than others.

The following size wallpapers will give the best effect.

iPad 2 and iPad mini: 1,424 x 1,424
iPad 3 and iPad 4: 2,448 x 2,448
iPhone 4S: 1,360 x 1,040
iPhone 5: 1,536 x 1,040

Should you want to disable this effect do the following.

1. Navigate to settings > general > accessibility

2. Scroll down to Reduce Motion and set it to On

iOS Saving Webpages as PDF

There are a few apps which will allow you to save Webpages as PDFs, but usually at a cost. However there a free online PDF converters which will do the same thing. The following instructions will create a Safari bookmark which when clicked will save the current webpage as a PDF.

1. Create a bookmark for any random webpage such as www.google.com and call it ‘Convert to PDF’

2. Open the bookmarks menu from Safari and select edit.

3. Select the ‘Convert to PDF’ bookmark.

4. Change the link from www.google.com to

javascript:pdf_url=location.href;location.href=’http://pdfmyurl.com?url=’+escape(pdf_url)

5. Save the bookmark.

To use the converter simply open the webpage you want to save as PDF, then select the ‘Convert to PDF’ bookmark.

iPhone Exposure/Focus Lock

It’s common knowledge that it in addition to auto focus tapping an object on screen will force the focus to change to that object.

However many people do not realise focus and exposure can be locked to a specific location. Just tap and hold the desired location until the focus square flashes. AE/AF Lock will appear at the bottom of the screen.

This is useful for moving objects. Without AE/AF Lock the iPhone will constantly hunt for focus. With AE/AF Locked wait for the moving object to pass through the focus square and take the shot!!