Configure gmail to delete and not archive mail on iOS devices

When you add a gmail account to an iOS device, the default “swipe left” action when discarding email is to archive the email, whereas for all other accounts (i.e. hotmail) the default action is delete.

If you want to change that, here’s how.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap Mail, Contacts, Calendars
  3. Tap Gmail
  4. Tap Account
  5. Tap Advanced (at the bottom of the screen, you may have to scroll down)
  6. In the “MOVE DISCARDED MESSAGES INTO section, select either Deleted Mailbox or Archive Mailbox
  7. Press the Home button

How do I hide iTunes music purchases on iPhone ?

The ability to enable/disable showing iTunes purchases still exists, but it’s now in the iTunes app itself.

Launch the app and then click on the pull down which allows you to select iTunes listings like by artist, album.

In the picture below, tap the red Artists word just below the album art.


This will bring up this menu, scroll to the bottom,


and slide the Only Offline Music to the on position.

Convert a song to a different file format with iTunes

NOTE : Choosing the import type on the preferences menu alters the option you see on the File > Convert menu, heres how to do t.

1) Open iTunes Preferences.
Windows: Choose Edit > Preferences.
Mac: Choose iTunes > Preferences.
2) Click the General button, then click the Import Settings button in the lower section of the window.
3) From the Import Using pop-up menu, choose the encoding format that you want to convert the song to. To save the settings, click OK.
4) Select one or more songs in your library that you want to convert.
5) Choose File > Create New Version, then Create [format] Version. The format shown is the one that you chose in step 3. For example, if you chose Apple Lossless Encoder, select Create Apple Lossless Version.

New song files appear in your library next to the original files.