30 Second Tips - Data Detectors

This is the 14th post in a series called 30 Second Tips. My goal is to show you how to do some neat stuff in 30 seconds or less!

The Mail app on iPads and iPhones has a technology built in called Data Detectors. It will magically sense addresses, phone numbers, dates, and even tracking numbers. When you tap on a Data Detector it will give you options on what to do with the data.

Dates

When you tap on a date you are given the option to Show in Calendar to see if you are available at that time or Create Event.

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If you tap on Create Event it will give you the ability to edit the details of the event before adding it to your calender.

Note: It will name the event based on the Subject line of the email. You can modify this if you want.

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Contact Info

You can tap on a physical address, an email address, or a phone number to add information to your Contacts app.

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Once you tap on the contact info you are given the choice to Create New Contact or Add to Existing Contact.

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Tracking Numbers

If you receive an email with a tracking number Mail will allow you to tap on it and you will be taken to the appropriate website to track your package.

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If you or someone you know needs help getting the most out of technology please contact me!