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50% off Tips Premium – our Black Friday promotion is now live

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New members can get a year of Tips Premium half-price this weekend only

Skip to ‘how to redeem’ to see how to claim our Black Friday offer via the App Store.

A few years ago we launched Tips Premium, a subscription service for readers looking to get even more from their Apple devices. It grants access to exclusive long-form content from our expert writing team, with reviews and recommendations for over 1000 amazing apps. Members tell us it opens their eyes to all manner of things they never realized could be done with a mobile device!

Tips Premium subscribers now get an awesome new perk to add to the existing benefits of membership: free access to our collection of Tips & Tricks ebooks, including iOS 16: The Unofficial Guide, Productivity Hacks for iPhone, and more.

Here’s a brief overview of all the extras included with a subscription. Scroll down for more detail on each perk and to see how to access the Black Friday promotion.

Rest assured that Tips Premium is an optional extra and hasn’t taken the place of any existing Tips & Tricks content. All users still get free access to all the regular news, reviews, and tutorials posted daily to the Today feed, and our award-winning library of 200+ guides in the All Tips section isn’t going anywhere.

Half-price promotion

But for those who want a little more, we’re running a four-day sale for Black Friday, granting new members 50% off the cost of an annual subscription, which is already the cheapest way to subscribe. That means you’ll pay just $17.99/£17.49 for an entire year of Tips Premium. To redeem this offer, follow the instructions below.

If you’d prefer to pay monthly, you still can through our usual in-app subscriptions page, although please note that the Black Friday discount is only for yearly subscriptions.

How to redeem

It’s easy! From the list below, tap on the app you’re currently using to confirm the discount via the App Store. You can then return here to enjoy your new perks and freebies from the Premium tab of the app. (If you get a blank screen, press Share > Open in Safari to fix it).

Tips & Tricks – for iPhone

Tips & Tricks Pro – for iPhone

Tips & Tricks – for iPad

Tips & Tricks Pro – for iPad

If you’re not sure which app you have, inspect the icon on your Home Screen. The iPhone versions have a white ‘notch’ at the top, while the Pro variants – you guessed it – say ‘Pro’.

We know it’s a bit confusing that we have four apps – it’s a hangover from a time before universal apps were the norm. We’ve been around that long! But no matter which version of the app you’re using, the Tips Premium content is identical and you’re eligible for the same discount.

Due to how App Store promotions work, you’ll need to make sure you tap on the correct link above. Rest assured if you make a mistake or change your mind you can simply back out without accepting the offer.

More about the perks

If you’re still on the fence about a Tips Premium membership, here’s a bit more detail about all the benefits and bonuses you get as a subscriber.

Full Ad-Free Experience

Adverts are a huge part of how we keep our core content free for all users – but as a subscriber, you won’t see ads in the app, ever.

Note that readers who already bought Tips & Tricks Pro also get an ad-free experience, but all the other perks listed here are exclusively for Premium members.

Early Access iOS Updates

You might think that turning on Automatic Updates means you’ll always have the latest software installed, but it’s a little-known fact that Apple staggers iOS updates over days or even weeks. Only a tiny subset of users actually get those updates on the day of release, with Apple exec Craig Federighi confirming that auto-update can take up to four weeks to install each new release.

Considering how critical it is to have the latest security patches, we’re not fans of that system – iOS updates should be installed ASAP. So if you’re keen to be the first in line for new features and safety fixes, be sure to enable notifications so we can alert you to the latest iOS updates as soon as they’re available. No more waiting around for Apple’s auto-update to kick in!

Long-Form Expert Guides

Scroll through the Premium tab of the app and you’ll find a veritable treasure trove of resources for iPhone users. These exclusive articles go beyond what you’ll find in the freely-accessible Today section, digging deeper into iPhone and apps to help you get the most from your device.

There are well over 100 Premium features to explore here: themed roundups that highlight the very best of the App Store; deep dives into everything from digital security to Apple myths; and our ever-popular Toolkit series from tech expert Craig Grannell.

Exclusive Weekly Updates

In addition to the daily updates in the Today view, we also add new long-form content to the Premium tab on a weekly basis. Check back often and turn on notifications to ensure you don’t miss out!

Free eBooks

Premium members also get free access to all the PDF guidebooks we’ve made. You can read them on practically any device, even offline, and they’re designed to be print-friendly so you can print sections for easy reference.

If you like the look of these guides but don’t want to subscribe to Tips Premium, you’re welcome to purchase them individually with the links below. They’re also on sale right now.

iOS 16: The Unofficial Guide: The Essential Handbook of Everything New for iPhone in 2022 (worth $14.99)

App Store A-Z: 26 Essential iPhone Apps, From Apollo to Zoom (worth $4.99)

Privacy, Please: Simple, Practical Tips to Help Protect Your Personal Data on iPhone (worth $19.99)

Productivity Hacks for iPhone: Apps, Settings, and Hidden Tricks to Save Time and Improve Your Workflow (worth $19.99)