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Save Space On Your iOS Devices

In iOS 11 and beyond, you can allow your iPhone or iPad to manage storage for you by automatically removing apps you haven’t used in a long time. Apps that are removed in this way still display their icons on the Home Screen, and all personal data from the apps, such as documents, projects, progress, etc are unaffected, meaning that data stays on your device, or in iCloud depending on the app, and does not get deleted. Only the app itself gets deleted in order to save space, but it’s just a tap away. Should you want to use the app again, tap it’s icon (it will have a Cloud beside it), and it will immediately begin to redownload.

To enable this setting, go to Settings, General, and iPhone (or iPad) Storage. It is quite possible that the option will be in the list of “Recommendations”. If so, it will be called “Offload Unused Apps”. If it is there, you can toggle it on. If not, go back out of General and back to the main Settings screen, then tap on iTunes and App Store. Toggle the “Offload Unused Apps” switch to turn it on.

Your device will show you how much space can be gained by enabling this feature. As mentioned above, no personal data is removed. Only the apps you have not used in a while are removed. When you want to open such an app again, just tap on its icon on the Home Screen. Be sure you are connected to a reliable and fast internet connection when you tap on an offloaded app, because it will need to be downloaded again from the App Store.

If you ever want to turn this feature off and allow all your apps to live on your device, return to Settings, iTunes and App Store, and turn off the “Offload Unused Apps” setting. Stay tuned for more how-to posts and other useful tips, tricks, tutorials, and more from The Tech Juggernaut.

TTJ Quiz of the Week- September7 2018

Test Your Knowledge of Today’s Tech Trivia!

Which of the following major features were introduced in Apple’s iOS 11.4 update?
Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2 Support
Correct! You are awesome!!
Apple Pay Cash and HomePod Support
Sorry, these were added in iOS 11.2 and 11.3 respectively
Files app and new Siri voices
Nope, these were both introduced in the initial release of iOS 11.0

Don’t Miss Apple’s September Media Event!

Apple will hold its annual September media event on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00PM Eastern, Noon Central, 11AM Mountain, or 10 Pecific. It has been Apple’s custom, for the past seven years or so, to use this event to introduce new iPhones and often other hardware. A[pple is expected to introduce at least two new iPhone models this year (possibly three). Among other rumored products which may see refreshes at the event are the Apple Watch, iPad Pro, and maybe even the Macbook in some form.

Of course none of this has been confirmed by Apple, so it’s pure speculation at this point. It is also thought likely that Apple may provide more details on its upcoming AirPower wireless charger. Finally, Apple is very likely to announce release dates for the official public versions of iOS 12, TVOS 12, HomePod Software 12.0, and maybe even Mac OS Mojave, though this has sometimes been a bit later to come than its sibling software platforms.

Apple has stated that it will live stream this event. Apple TV owners should head to the TVOS App Store to download the Apple Events app so they can watch the event unfolding live on TV. Users of iOS and Mac can also Live stream the app by visiting the Apple website.

Our Complete List of Trusted Companies

The Tech Juggernaut has no partnerships with other companies. We do not receive any commission or other incentives for recommending products to our customers. We suggest only the products we like to use ourselves on a daily basis. However, when it comes time to purchase those products, we utilize a number of respectable companies. Each is chosen, not simply because it’s a place that happens to sell what you’re looking to buy, but because we feel that it offers the perfect combination of great customer service, knowledgeable staff, customer-centric policies, and more – not to mention great deals.

Our number one trusted partner is, as you might have guessed, Apple Incorporated. As an Apple Teacher and a Certified-Apple Associate, we value Apple for far more than just their amazing hardware, software, and services. We also greatly appreciate how they always put the customer first. Whenever possible, we help our customers to order directly from Apple. This can be done from the free Apple Store app, by visiting Apple.Com, by calling Apple, or by visiting an Apple Retail Store. Of course if you work with us, we’ll help you every step of the way, even calling Apple for you if you wish.

We also have two preferred phone carriers – AT&T and Sprint. If you wish to purchase an iPhone or cellular-capable iPad or Apple Watch, it may be that purchasing or leasing directly through one of these carriers is beneficial or necessary. If so, we will help you do so.

Finally, we have many additional Trusted Companies for various other products, accessories, and services. The following is not a complete list, but it does represent many of the companies and product brands we support:

  • Amazon
  • Apple Inc
  • AT&T
  • Automattic (Creators of WordPress)
  • Best Buy
  • Book Baby
  • Canary
  • DLink
  • Eve Systems
  • First Alert
  • Friday Labs
  • Google
  • Honeywell
  • HP
  • Hulu
  • IDevices
  • IHome
  • ISmart Alarm
  • JVC
  • Korg
  • Logitech
  • Lulu
  • Mynet Music
  • Phillips
  • Philo
  • Ring.Com
  • Roland
  • Sceptre
  • SimpliSafe
  • Sonos
  • Sprint

Not Just a Search Engine – Learn Why We’re Different

So you’ve heard about The Tech Juggernaut; it’s just another tech company, right? Not so much. Of course every company claims to be different than the competition. So why do we claim to be so different? It all starts with our TTJ guarantee.

The TTJ guarantee is our promise to you, and it’s why we think you’ll never want to buy your tech from anywhere else. In a nutshell, we’re not just a search engine. Many companies offer tech from all sorts of manufacturors. You can buy computers made by Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP, and many others. You can buy the iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, LG G5, on and on. We’re glad such tech companies exist, because people do have the right to make their own choices, and healthy competition is…well…healthy. However, at The Tech Juggernaut, we wanted to be completely different.

It’s quite simple. We only recommend products we use ourselves. That’s right, if we love a product or service, we’ll recommend it to you, help you purchase it, set it up for you, and offer you training and operational support on that product or service. If in two or three years we feel there is a better product or service in the same category, we’ll make that our official recommendation going forward, and we’ll encourage you to make the move the next time you’re ready to update your tech. We regularly research and study, read reviews and user guides, watch unboxing and review videos, and personally test products and services, in addition to the products and services we own ourselves, so we can always provide you with the best solutions to meet your needs. We’re always staying up-to-date on the latest products, services, features, and trends, and as an Apple Teacher and Apple Certified Associate, we have the skill to train you on any product or service you purchase through The Tech Juggernaut.

If by some chance, your circumstances require you to purchase a particular product category in which we have less hands-on experience, we have numerous “Trusted Companies” who can help us make the final decisions. Trusted Companies are not partners. They’re simply companies we’ve worked with many times – companies we like and would personally work with again. You can see our list of Trusted Companies by clicking here.

Along those lines, we should mention that we have no partner companies at all. This means we receive absolutely no kickbacks, incentives, commission, compensation, free lunches, or anything else from the companies we recommend. When we order your products, we do it in exactly the same way you would do it. The difference is, we handle all the grunt work for you, and we’ll continue to be your liaison and trainer going forward. So, you’ll always know who to contact for set-up and operational help, trouble-shooting, purchasing of future products, and more. Think of us as your personal technology concierge.

So what are you waiting for? Whether you need an iPad, a game system, a security system, an Apple TV and HomePod, smart home devices, or just about any other tech or consumer electronic product you can think of for your home, school, or business, we can help you purchase, set-up, and learn to use everything you need, and you’ll have the complete confidence of knowing you’ve purchased your gadgets from a company who not only has first-hand knowledge of the products, but also personally loves using them. Why would you ever shop anywhere else?