Find a Router IP Address on iPhone or iPad in 10 Seconds!

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Who Needs to Know a Router IP Address?

In some situations you may really need it. The most frequent reason to find your router IP address is when you want to log in to its settings but the default IP address specified on the label seems to be wrong. Thus you have a choice: to reset your router to factory defaults and face all those mess with setting it up from a scratch or finally find the current router IP and gain access to its web configuration. And here is how to find it! Screenshots taken on iOS 11.2. Continue reading

How To Change iPhone’s Network Name (Hostname)

iPhone's network name on router

Step-by-step guide on how to change iPhone’s network name. This guide will also help you to change the name of your iPad and iPod touch. Screenshots taken on iOS 11

iPhone’s Network Name? What’s This?

Every device has the network name (a.k.a. hostname). When talking about Windows PC, your laptop or desktop can be accessed by hostname or IP-address on the LAN or even Internet. But mobile devices also have it. The closest example: if you log in to your router’s web interface, open the DHCP Clients List section you can find your iPhone in the list mentioned by its hostname. By default iPhone has a network name like Brian’s iPhone or Amanda’s iPhoneContinue reading

How To Switch An iPhone To 2G Mode

iPhone in 2G mode

Why Switch Your iPhone To 2G?

Normally iPhone is configured to work in 3G or LTE depending on the country where you are using the device. When the signal of LTE is weak your phone will switch to 3G. If 3G network coverage is poor iPhone will switch to 2G respectively. In some areas you can face the situation when the signal of 3G network is so weak or unstable that your iPhone will endlessly jump from 3G to 2G and backwards, causing a frenzied battery discharge. Beside that you may notice a terrible quality of voice transmission. In such a case it is recommended to temporarily switch your iPhone to 2G to save the battery and at least be able to hear the person you are talking to.  Continue reading

Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow On iPhone

iPhone devices receive the update to iOS 11.2. In the information it is declared about Apple Pay Cash to send, request and receive, improvement of stability and bugs fixes. One of the first things you will surely notice is that you cannot turn off Wi-Fi completely anymore. Tap on the Wi-Fi toggle in the Control Center and you will see the notification “Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow“: Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow Continue reading

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data On Android And iOS

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos Wastes Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos is an extremely popular app designed to store, view, manage and backup your precious moments of life in image and video formats. Personally I use it on my both devices: Pixel and iPhone. But, as you might know, photos and especially videos consume a lot of storage when backed up and use a decent amount of cellular data when you view it (and even browse through the thumbnails). When talking about the Internet at your home there is no problem here because in most cases you use unlimited plan of your wired ISP. But how to preserve your mobile data – that is the question. I mean how to continue using your favorite app but but prevent Google Photos from wasting your cellular data in vain. In this article we will give our tips on this issue.  Continue reading

Turn Off Auto-Brightness In iOS 11: Where Is The Toggle?

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Another iOS 11 “Improvement”

Auto-Brightness Toggle was logically located in Display & Brightness in iOS 10. Right under the brightness slider. Oh, God. How convenient and intuitive it was. But in iOS 11 it disappeared for some reason. Maybe, the developers decided that “auto” mode works so perfectly that you will never want to disable it. So perfectly that you don’t even need to know where the Auto-Brightness toggle is located now. But personally I dislike the way the auto-adjustment works in many cases. That’s why I prefer to turn off Auto-Brightness in iOS 11 exactly like I did in the previous version. But how to find the toggle? Where do you think it is hidden?  Continue reading