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It’s true that many of the auto-generated Memories
slideshows are not that great. Unfortunately, you
can’t disable the feature. But since Memories are in
their own tab in the Photos app, you can do what I
do—just pretend that tab doesn’t exist!
If you dislike one of the Memories, you can remove
individual photos by tapping on the Memory, then
tapping Select. Tap on the photos you want to delete and then hit the Trash icon in the lower right. To
delete the entire thing, scroll down to the bottom of
the Memory and tap Delete Memory. Interestingly,
you can disable holiday-themed memories altogether by going to Settings > Photos, and toggling off
Show Holiday Events.
Would you please advise me how to stop
Photos from arbitrarily generating
Memories in iOS?
Would Rather Forget
Where is AirDrop in iOS 11? I’ve searched
all over but can’t seem to find it anywhere.
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For some reason Apple has made AirDrop a little
harder to find in iOS 11. It’s still there, but you need
to open Control Center and 3D Touch the tile that
has the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Data icons. This will
expand the tile; the AirDrop icon can be found
among the additional icons that appear. Tap on
the AirDrop icon to turn the feature on or off or to
change who can send and receive things to or from
you via AirDrop.
You can switch audio output between Bluetooth
devices in Control Center, just not via the Bluetooth
control. Open Control Center and tap the pulsing
icon in the media playback panel (located at the top
right corner of the new Control Center). Tapping that
allows you to see all your Bluetooth options and
select your earbuds from there.
I am running iOS 11 on my iPad Pro. I can’t
find a way to switch to my Bluetooth earbuds without going to Settings. In iOS 10
I could swipe up and change devices from
Control Center. Am I missing something?
Blue Over Bluetooth