When the new OSes come out, like everyone else I struggle to learn all of the new features on my Mac, iPad, and iPhone. I start by reviewing my notes of what I was all excited about in WWDC, but I realize that my notes weren’t all that good and they don’t actually tell me exactly how to use the features.
Then I go to Apple.com and look for a feature list and maybe I try a couple of things and move one. Pretty soon I’m only using the stuff I learned in the first few days and I never uncover all of the new tricks.
But this year, I found Jacob Woolcock on Mastodon posting about his YouTube channel called iPhone Quick Tips, where he teaches tips and tricks.
He’s put together a Playlist of 49 tiny little tip videos focusing just on iOS 17. Each video is no more than 1-2 minutes each, and they’re fantastic. I’ve been binge-watching them and I’ve learned so much from Jacob.
The production quality is very high, and he gets right to the point immediately. The videos are fun to watch because the left side is an Animoji of Jacob talking (with a fabulous British Accent) and on the right side is an iPhone on which he’s demonstrating the tip. He’s got all kinds of fun graphics, like a tiny little hand that taps the buttons on the screen.
If you want to get up to speed quickly with iOS 17, I can’t say enough good things about Jacob’s Playlist of iOS 17 Tips.