TCR Tips & Tricks

New Features in iOS 10

In every update, Apple products improve with a slew of new features and capabilities. Remember, it's always FREE to upgrade! Here’s a quick overview of what to check out in iOS 10.

Apple's secure, encrypted, free, and international messaging app has an extensive set of new features! In the new iMessage you can send messages in your own handwriting, share your heartbeat, send stickers, change the background, or even animate your text bubbles.

Words that correspond with emojis automatically highlight as you type so you can tap the word to transform it into the associated emoji! Quick reactions (like a thumbs up) to messages are just one tap away. Have something special you want to send as a surprise? You can send a message or photo that is blurred with Invisible Ink until the recipient wipes to see what's hidden!

Send money right through iMessage to contacts or groups. New full-screen animations add even more impact to your statements.

Home App: Apple now has a dedicated Home app to control HomeKit enabled smart devices with your voice, based on your location, or with a couple of taps. For example, turn on lights, change the temperature, open a garage door, or raise your window shades automatically upon arriving home or you can lock doors, turn of lights, and cut power to appliances when going to bed. Hundreds of companies and thousands of products already work with HomeKit and there are many more to come!

Music App: the Music app has many significant changes. Easily find music to stream (from over 30,000,000 songs) with Apple Music or from your own library with iTunes Match. You can choose to optimize phone storage and save albums for offline listening automatically, or you can store/delete them with a single swipe. Scroll down to automatically display song lyrics! As always, without unlocking your phone you can ask Siri to "play the newest album by..." any artist you please!

Notes App: Notes now allows collaboration for groups or teams to share and edit the same note! Want to keep a note private? Lock it with TouchID! Mail App: Mail has a three pane view on iPad, full conversational thread view sortable and filtered by options of your choosing, and single button unsubscribe from mailing lists.

There are now major system-wide third party app integrations into iMessage, Maps, Siri, etc. For example, you can make reservations at and order a car to a restaurant all within the Maps App thanks to services like OpenTable and Uber. Don't want to open your phone? Ask Siri for a Lyft to a location and she'll automatically request a car and plan out the route from your current location!

Have a new favorite app that you have to send to your friends or colleagues? If you have a 6S or newer, press the app using 3D touch on your home screen and share it directly from the pop-up menu!

  • Lift your phone to your face to activate "raise to wake"
  • The new notifications and widgets are interactive, condensed and more informative
  • 3D touch can allow you to respond directly to a message notification or to clear all with a deep press
  • Swipe right for instant access to the Camera, swipe up for an in-depth Control Center with a dedicated music, media, and streaming pane
  • Two Safari windows side by side on iPad can be achieved by a long press on a link, then "open in split view." There is also a close all tabs at once option.
  • Voicemail automatically transcribes messages to text
  • If all of your software is updated, you can copy something on a Mac and paste it on your iPhone (or vice versa)
  • Multilingual typing allows for texting in several languages at once without switching keyboards
  • There are new, softer keyboard and locking sounds for letter, shift, and delete buttons etc. so you know if you're hitting the correct keys and don’t disrupt others around you
  • Contextual predictions automatically suggest phone numbers, email addresses etc. based on conversations, events, and more when you type someone’s name, or can show you free time in your calendar when you say something like "I'm available at..."

"Best Cell Phone Repair Services in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill"

Triangle Cellular Repair (TCR) specializes in fixing mobile devices quickly, inexpensively, and professionally. We fix a variety of smartphone and iPad issues including cracked glass, water damage, broken LCD screens, charge ports, buttons, batteries, speakers, and cameras. Most repairs are under 15 minutes, use high quality parts, are competitively priced and are backed by our 90 day warranty.

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Triangle Cellular Repair first opened its doors in 2012 and remains locally owned and operated with one mission: to help our customers when they need it most, in the best ways possible. A phone is much more than just a gadget we carry around - it's our connection to family, friends, businesses, and the world. At TCR we understand how crucial it is to have a working, reliable device, which is why we have the fastest, friendliest, and best service available with extremely competitive pricing updated daily. Replacing a phone or tablet can take days and is quite expensive, so come save time and money with TCR and it'll be like it never happened!

From day one, our customers have always been the most important part of our business. We always strive for everyone to have a 5-star experience, as our reviews demonstrate. TCR does not charge for basic diagnostics and we are happy to provide answers to any of your questions. We are here to help you, no matter what you need.

We offer a true, 90-day guarantee against any manufacturer defects! If you received a faulty part, we will make sure you are 100% satisfied and leave with a fully functional device. We are proud to stand by our work - your devices are in good hands with Triangle Cellular Repair. To find out more, click here.

TCR has spent years sourcing the highest quality parts from the most reliable vendors in the world. We also have our own refurbishing facility to ensure the ultimate quality control. Our background in B2B and wholesale allows for not only the best parts and tools, but also the most competitive pricing in the Triangle.

At Triangle Cellular Repair we are the most dedicated, caring, and hardest working team you will ever meet. We collaborate as a family and extend our excitement for TCR to our customers. Our goal is to ensure that you are 110% satisfied. Each member of TCR is here to do their best to help you in any way they can!

The owner and leadership team were born and raised in the Triangle. TCR's first location opened at Olde Raleigh Village in 2012. We take pride in being from the area and work hard to support as many local businesses, events, students, and groups as possible. We look forward to helping you at any of our locations in Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill!

Our professionally trained technicians are second-to-none. On average, we repair smartphones 40% faster than the competition. We have also set national records for speed of phone repair. Each member of the TCR team believes that the customer always comes first! Whether you are getting a repair, buying or selling a phone, or simply asking a question - we will treat you with the utmost courtesy and respect. We have outstanding Yelp reviews for each and every one of our locations.

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Falls Pointe

9660 Fall of Neuse Rd. - STE 140

Raleigh, NC 27615

10-7 Mon - Sat


Next to the UPS store near Harris Teeter



Olde Raleigh Village

3120 John Humphries Wynd

Raleigh, NC 27612

10-7 Mon - Sat


Directly behind Harris Teeter in Olde Raleigh Village



The Streets at Southpoint

6910 Fayetteville Rd . - STE 196

Durham, NC 27713

10-9 Mon - Sat, 12-7 Sun


Inside the mall on the 1st floor next to Belk



Ninth Street

714 Ninth Street - STE 101

Durham, NC 27705

10-7 Mon - Sat


In the Couch building to the left of Native Threads




601 W. Rosemary St. - STE 105

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

10-7 Mon - Sat


Right by Beer Study and The Baxter



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