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How to enable Wi-Fi Calling on the iPad

Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi Calling is great for the iPad since it allows you to make phone calls on your tablet without a cellular connection. You need to be running iOS 9.0 or later to use Wi-Fi calling on your iPad (or iPod touch). Before you get started, check that your carrier supports Wi-Fi Calling. Your iPad must also be signed in to iCloud and FaceTime with the same Apple ID you use on your iPhone. Now you can enable Wi-Fi calling on your iPad. Here's how:

How to save $20 on Apple Music, sign up for annual subscription

Apple Music Yearly Rate

Apple offers three monthly pricing plans for its music streaming service ($9.99/month, $14.99/family plan or $4.99/student), but TechCrunch has discovered a way to pay $99 for a year. Switching your account to an annual subscription will save you $20 in the long run.

To sign up for the yearly rate you need to subscribe to one of the existing tiers by opening your Music app and tapping the "Get all the music you want" banner. From here you can sign up for one of the three plans mentioned above. Once set up with your new account, navigate to Settings > Apple ID Subscriptions and choose Apple Music. You should now see an option to switch to the $99/year plan. Tap that option to switch your account.

How to permanently delete your Uber account on your iOS device

#deleteUber

There's been a lot of controversy over President Trump's recent travel ban, and the ride sharing company Uber recently found itself in the cross hairs of the debate. As a primarily iPad-focused blog we're not here to discuss the pros and cons of Trump's policy, but a lot of iOS users have decided to delete their Uber accounts in solidarity with New York taxi drivers who are participating in a work stoppage at JFK Airport. Here's how to delete your Uber account if you would like to support the #deleteUber movement.

Can I Make In-Store Purchases with Apple Pay on my iPad?

There seems to be some confusion about Apple Pay now that Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has released iOS 8.1. The iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 do support Apple Pay, but they do not support in-store purchases. Only the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later can make in-store payments. Neither the iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 ship with the Near Field Communication antenna that is required to utilize the Apple Pay readers coming to more than 220,000 retail locations.

Apple Pay iPad

iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 owners will be able to use Apple Pay and Touch ID to make online and in-app purchases when they begin shipping later this week. For example, you will now be able to pay for stuff within an app, like the Apple Store, by just placing your figder on your Touch ID. This eliminates the need to type in your App Store password every time you want to make an in-app purchase.

How to Access the Undo and Redo Buttons on the iPad and iPhone

New iOS users may not realize that both the iPad and iPhone feature "undo" and "redo" text options. The undo and redo buttons on the iPad are quite easy to access, while the process of undoing and redoing text on the iPhone is kind of silly.

iPad Undo Button

To quickly delete the last thing you typed on the iPad just tap the 123 key and you will see a large "undo" button next the #+= key. You can now tap the #+= key to access the "redo" button. This works in any text field on the iPad that has access to the built-in stock iOS keyboard.

Four Tips to Make Typing on Your iPad Easier

The iPad keyboard is pretty easy to master but there are a few hidden features that can make you look like a typing wizard if your learn how to use them. Here are four quick keyboard tips for new iPad owners:

iPad Typing Tips

Split the keyboard: This trick is pretty well known, but new iPad owners will be happy to discover it. Apple added the ability to split the iPad keyboard in half in iOS 5. This makes it easier to hold your iPad and type with your thumbs. You can split the keyboard by placing two fingers in the center and draging them apart. You can also tap the keyboard icon at the bottom right of the keyboard and tap the "split" option from on menu.

How to Delete a Cydia App From Your Home Screen

Removing a Cydia app from your Home screen is a lot harder than deleting a normal iOS app. Instead of holding a jailbreak app until it wiggles to delete it, users must navigate to the Manage section of Cydia to uninstall the package themselves. Luckily Ryan Burke has updated developer Dustin Howett's original iOS 4 tweak CyDelete to work with iOS 7 devices.

CyDelete7

CyDelete7 allows jailbreakers to uninstall Cydia applications directly from their Home screen just like regular App Store apps. The new tweak works with all jailbroken Apple devices running iOS 7 or later.

CyDelete7 is available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repo.

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