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How to Change Spotify Music Quality for Streaming on iPhone, iPad, Android

Mar 17, 2019 - 3 Comments
Spotify

Spotify defaults to automatically adjusting music quality when streaming songs. That default music quality setting is recommended for most Spotify users, but some audiophiles may like to manually adjust the streaming music quality in Spotify to be either lower or higher as desired. As you’ll see it’s fairly easy to make changes to Spotify music … Read More

How to Use Google Maps with CarPlay

Mar 16, 2019 - 2 Comments
Google Maps on CarPlay

Some CarPlay users may prefer to use Google Maps on CarPlay, instead of Apple Maps. Using Google Maps on CarPlay is simple, and you can easily replace the maps icon on a CarPlay unit with Google Maps (or even Waze) if desired. We’ll show you how to add Google Maps to CarPlay and also how … Read More

How to Turn Off Screen Time Password on iPhone or iPad

Mar 15, 2019 - 4 Comments

iPhone and iPad users relying on Screen Time can choose to turn off the Screen Time passcode on an iOS device. This makes it so that you or anyone else can override Screen Time restrictions without having to enter a passcode on the device. Note turning off the Screen Time password is completely different from … Read More

How to Change AirPods Name from iPhone or iPad

Mar 14, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to change name of AirPods

Want to change the name of your AirPods? You can quickly change AirPods name from the Settings app of the synced iPhone or iPad.

Mac Randomly Double Typing Keys or Double-Spacing Between Words? This Might Fix It

Mar 13, 2019 - 18 Comments
How to fix Mac double typing keys issue

Have you ever been typing on a Mac laptop keyboard and noticed that hitting the spacebar sometimes randomly inserts double spaces between words? Or maybe you’re typing some other letter and randomly two of that key is doubled-typed? Some MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and MacBook users have discovered this happens seemingly at random, where hitting … Read More

How to Remove Microphone Button from Keyboard on iPhone or iPad

Mar 12, 2019 - 6 Comments
How to remove the microphone button from keyboard on iPhone or iPad

As you may have noticed, a prominent microphone button is visible on the iOS keyboard for iPhone and iPad, which when tapped will use voice-to-text to dictate spoken text to the iOS device in lieu of typing. Some users may never use the microphone button, while others may accidentally tap on the mic button, in … Read More

How to Fix AirPods Disconnecting from iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch

Mar 10, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to Fix AirPods disconnecting from iPhone or iPad or Apple Watch

“Help, my AirPods are disconnecting randomly!” AirPods generally work great once they have been setup with an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, but rarely some AirPods users may experience frequent random disconnections. When this is occurring, the AirPods disconnect from the iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch, and sometimes get stuck disconnecting and reconnecting with frequency, … Read More

How to Remove a Bluetooth Accessory from iPhone or iPad

Mar 9, 2019 - Leave a Comment
How to remove Bluetooth devices from iPhone or iPad

If you regularly use Bluetooth devices and accessories with an iPhone or iPad, you might occasionally run into situations where you want to remove a Bluetooth accessory from an iOS device. By removing a Bluetooth Device from an iPad or iPhone, the bluetooth accessory is essentially forgotten and will no longer automatically connect to iOS, … Read More

How to Get “Hey Siri” on Unsupported Macs

Mar 8, 2019 - 7 Comments
Get Hey Siri on unsupported Macs

Have an older Mac but want Hey Siri voice commands? With a little effort, you can get ‘Hey Siri’ on unsupported Macs by using a creative workaround. While new Mac models can enable Hey Siri on the Mac as easily as checking a setting in system preferences, older Macs do not support the same Hey … Read More

How to Reset AirPods

Mar 7, 2019 - 2 Comments
AirPods

Resetting AirPods returns AirPods to factory default settings, this procedure can be helpful for troubleshooting various problems with AirPods, but it can also be necessary if you plan on giving used AirPods to someone else, or even to sync and connect the AirPods to another compatible device. Essentially this will be resetting AirPods to factory … Read More

How to Access AirPlay Audio in iOS 12 for iPhone and iPad

Mar 6, 2019 - 9 Comments
AirPlay audio devices shown in iOS Control Center

Wondering how to access AirPlay audio controls in iOS 12 and iOS 11 on an iPhone or iPad? You might not be alone, as accessing the AirPlay controls for audio streaming is tucked away behind another panel in the iOS Control Center, making it very easy to overlook. If you’re looking for the AirPlay audio … Read More

14 Keyboard Shortcuts for Files App on iPad

Mar 5, 2019 - 6 Comments
Files app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

A fair number of iPad users type on their tablet with an external keyboard, and one of the major benefits to that approach is that you gain access to keyboard shortcuts in most apps for iPad. The Files app for iOS is no different, and with a Smart Keyboard or external Bluetooth keyboard connected to … Read More

How to Install Intel Power Gadget on MacOS Mojave

Mar 3, 2019 - 8 Comments
Intel Power GADGET on Mac

Intel Power Gadget for Mac is a processor monitoring tool that allows computer users to monitor the performance of an Intel processor in real-time. Intel Power Gadget will show you power and energy information in watts, the clock speed frequency of the CPU in GHz, the temperature of the CPU, and CPU utilization. It’s a … Read More

How to Remove a Bluetooth Device from a Mac

Mar 1, 2019 - 4 Comments
How to remove a Bluetooth Device from a Mac

Many wireless accessories and peripherals for the Mac connect to the computer with Bluetooth, but what if you no longer need a particular Bluetooth device connected to the Mac and you want to remove it? We’ll show you how to easily remove a Bluetooth accessory like a speaker, headphones, keyboard, mouse, game controller, or similar … Read More

How to Make & Receive Phone Calls with iPad

Feb 28, 2019 - 9 Comments
How to make a phone call from iPad

Have you ever wished you could make a phone call with an iPad? If you have both an iPad and an iPhone, you can actually make phone calls from the iPad, with the call being relayed automatically through the iPhone. You can also use the iPad to receive calls too. This is a great feature … Read More

How to Use Continuity Camera on Mac to Scan Documents or Take a Photo with iPhone or iPad

Feb 27, 2019 - 10 Comments
Use Continuity Camera on Mac to snap photo with iPhone or iPad

Continuity Camera is a great feature available in the latest versions of MacOS that allow a Mac to instantly use an iPhone or iPad for scanning documents or taking photos using that iOS devices camera. This allows you to use the high resolution camera of an iPhone or iPad directly from the Mac as a … Read More

How to Disable Smart HDR on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR

Feb 26, 2019 - 1 Comment
Smart HDR example photo from Apple taken with iPhone XS

The newest iPhone models include a camera feature called Smart HDR which aims to extend the High Dynamic Range feature to bring out even more details in the shadows and highlights of a photo. This is done automatically by iOS by blending together multiple exposures of the picture taken by iPhone camera, which is then … Read More

How to Enable “Hey Siri” on Mac

Feb 25, 2019 - 22 Comments
How to enable Hey Siri on Mac

Mac users can enable “Hey Siri” on their computer, allowing for simple voice activation of the virtual assistant. Much like Hey Siri for iPhone and iPad, or Apple Watch, when Hey Siri is enabled on the Mac you can interact with Siri entirely with voice commands and without needing to click or tap on anything … Read More

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