Ben PattersonPCWorld

10 ios tips all iphone users should know type in all caps 5

10 basic iOS tricks every iPhone owner should know

From message stickers and 3D Touch to Live Photos and Apple Pay, iOS is stuffed with features that grab headlines. But some of iOS's most useful features are the oldest ones—and they're easily overlooked.

6 youtube tricks for android and ios turn on auto generated captions 4 edited

6 super YouTube tricks for Android and iOS

The YouTube app has added support for immersive VR videos, private viewing, and even saving videos for offline viewing (via YouTube Red).

6 android clock tips open clock with single tap 1

6 ways to make the most of Android's Clock app

Six eye-opening tips and tricks for the Android Clock app, from setting louder alarm tones to overriding your Do Not Disturb rules.

child holding cell phone baby

2 easy ways to child-proof your Android or iOS device

Android and iOS devices both have parental controls, but here are ways you can quickly and temporarily lock down your handset, without having to take a deep dive into the Settings menu.

6 ways to lock down your iphones lock screen turn off wallet access 5

6 ways to lock down your iPhone’s lock screen

Just because your iPhone is locked with a passcode or Touch ID doesn’t mean it’s safe from prying eyes and fingers. These iOS settings can help lock down your phone’s lock screen.

6 gotta know ipassword tips reveal password with large type 6

6 ways to make the most of 1Password for iOS and Android

You'll be a happier 1Password user once you master these mobile tips and tricks, from unlocking 1Password with your fingerprint to entering passwords with the 1Password keyboard.

4 ways to protect your icloud password enable two factor authentication 2

4 easy ways to keep your iCloud password safe

Your iCloud account will be easy pickings for hackers unless you take these few basic security measures.

9 gboard tips translate as you type 2

9 nifty Gboard for Android tricks you need to try

Translate as you type, call up the numeric keypad whenever you want, get a dedicated row of number keys, and more.

6 easy ways to secure your android phone safe browsing mode 6

6 easy ways to keep your Android phone secure

There are plenty of ways to keep your Android handset safe from the most common security threats, all with a minimum of effort. Read on to learn about the right passcodes, security settings and other safeguards.

5 ios photos tips draw shapes and write captions 2

5 handy things the Photos app can do with your iPhone snapshots

These tips will help you find best features Photos has to offer—draw shapes, write captions, publish a gallery online, un-delete a trashed photo, and more.

6 tips for android phone dialer rearrange frequent callers 1

6 ways to maximize the Android phone dialer

Rearrange your speed-dial contacts, get phone numbers for nearby businesses, send annoying callers straight to voicemail, duck spam calls, and more.

7 gotta know things about google assistant main image

8 handy things to do with your new Google Assistant

From telling it what to call you to playing tic-tac-toe, here are some nifty ways to get started with your new Assistant.

8 most useful android app shortcuts google camera take a selfie app shortcut 8

8 Android app shortcuts that are actually useful

Save yourself some taps while freeing up storage space, creating reminders, scanning receipts, recording audio notes, and more.

6 gotta know spotify tips for ios and android offline radio for ios 1

6 gotta-know Spotify tips for Android and iOS

Save Spotify radio stations for offline listening, snip out the gaps between songs, keep the music playing when your playlist runs out, and more.

5 ways to unlock your android phone face matching 4

5 alternative (and easier) ways to unlock your Android phone

You can set your Android phone to unlock itself when it's in your pocket, while you're near a certain location, when it hears your voice, and more.