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How to Prepare Your iPhone for iOS 16

Sep 13, 2022 - 3 Comments
iOS 16

Now that the iOS 16 upgrade is available, you may be like many users who haven’t yet taken the time to update their device quite yet. If so, you’re certainly not alone, since not everyone is enthralled by installing system software updates or centers their life around doing so. But before you do go updating … Read More

How to Disable Spotify Car Mode

Sep 11, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Disable Spotify Car Mode

Spotify Car Mode is apparently supposed to make the app less distracting and easier to use while driving, but because the interface is completely different and less intuitive if you’re used to the regular Spotify interface, you may find it to have the opposite of the intended effect. If you’d like to turn off Spotify … Read More

Listen to Long Audio Messages Easier on iPhone with This Trick

Sep 10, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Scrub voice messages on iPhone

Ever get sent a lengthy audio message to your iPhone and while you’re listening to it, the screen turns off and the voice audio message is interrupted, forcing you go to re-listen to the entire thing again? That’s annoying, right? The next time you get sent a long audio message to your iPhone, use this … Read More

How to Unlock iPhone With Your Voice

Sep 8, 2022 - 5 Comments
How to Unlock iPhone or iPad With Your Voice

Have you ever wanted to unlock your iPhone with just your voice? In that case, you may be excited to learn that it’s possible to do that, thanks to a little known Accessibility feature.

Hosts File Not Working on Mac? Try This Fix

Sep 6, 2022 - 2 Comments
Hosts file on the Mac

Some Mac users have discovered that the hosts file in MacOS does not appear to work, or changes to the /etc/hosts file on the Mac are seemingly ignored. Given that the hosts file is used to map IP addresses to host names, and is frequently modified by advanced users, this is an understandably annoying problem. … Read More

How to Play iPhone & iPad Games on Mac

Sep 2, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Play iPhone & iPad Games on M1 Mac

Have you ever wanted to play the iPhone or iPad games you own on your Mac? Perhaps, you just want to play one game of Among Us while you’re stuck at work? As long as you have a Mac that’s powered by Apple Silicon, you’re all set.

How to Hard Lock an iPhone to Prevent Unauthorized Biometric Access

Sep 1, 2022 - 13 Comments
Hard Lock an iPhone

If you’re ever in a situation where you are concerned about unauthorized biometric access to your iPhone, for example, someone holding your iPhone up to your face to unlock it with Face ID, or someone forcing you to put your finger on the Touch ID sensor to unlock the iPhone, you can prevent that unauthorized … Read More

How to Search Messages on Mac

Aug 31, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to Search Messages on Mac

If you use Messages app on your Mac, you may frequently arrive at a situation where you’d like to search and filter the content of your messages and conversations for a match, or a particular word, or topic. Fortunately, the Messages for Mac app has a nice and easy message search feature.

How to Change the Font of a Webpage in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Aug 30, 2022 - 1 Comment
How to Change the Font of a Webpage in Safari

Have you ever wanted to customize the font seen on a webpage? Maybe you have a preferred font that you want to see while you’re reading, or the font on a particular webpage is difficult to read? In that case, you’ll be excited to know that you can now do this on your iPhone or … Read More

Unable to Auto Unlock Mac with Apple Watch? Troubleshoot & Fix

Aug 26, 2022 - 4 Comments
Unable to Auto Unlock Mac with Apple Watch? Troubleshoot & Fix

Apple allows users to unlock their Macs using their Apple Watch, which is a super handy feature for users of both devices. As convenient as this may sound, the feature isn’t completely flawless though, and sometimes you may run into issues with the auto-unlocking Mac feature. Since Apple Watch and your Mac relies on a … Read More

Remove Dictation Button from Safari Address Bar on iPhone & iPad

Aug 24, 2022 - 1 Comment
Remove the microphone dictation button from Safari search bar on iPhone or iPad

You may have noticed a microphone button in the address bar of Safari on iPhone or iPad, and when the microphone icon is tapped it will activate dictation, turning your voice into text. Many users may accidentally tap on the microphone dictation button in Safari on iPhone or iPad, and thus may want to disable … Read More

How to Access Reader Mode in Safari on iPhone & iPad

Aug 23, 2022 - 2 Comments
How to access Reader mode on Safari for iPhone

Reader Mode in Safari is a fantastic feature for Safari on iPhone and iPad that lets you more easily read just about any web page, and works particularly great on longer articles or pages with a lot of clutter. Basically Reader mode will strip away any and all other page content except for the article … Read More

How to Unsubscribe from Public Calendars on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Aug 22, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Unsubscribe from Public Calendars on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

Are you subscribed to multiple public calendars to follow holidays and other important events? If you change your mind and you no longer wish to see these calendar events, you’ll need to unsubscribe from the calendar.

How to Hide WhatsApp Last Seen Status from Specific People

Aug 20, 2022 - Leave a Comment
Hide WhatsApp Online Status

By default, WhatsApp will show a ‘Last Seen’ status of contacts, which lets you know when the user was last using WhatsApp. The latest versions of WhatsApp allow you to selectively hide the Last Seen status from specific people or contacts. Previously, hide Last Seen and hide online status but the setting was broadly oriented, … Read More

How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone & iPad

Aug 19, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Need to know the word count of a document you’re working on in Pages? Word counts can help you determine how long something that you’re writing, whether for school, work, or personal. This is a feature that a lot of users would like to have, but for whatever reason the Pages app doesn’t show this … Read More

How to Split Screen on Mac

Aug 18, 2022 - 7 Comments
Choosing the other window or app for Split Screen on Mac

Using Split Screen on a Mac is easier than ever before in the latest versions of MacOS, including macOS Monterey, Big Sur, and Catalina. You can nearly instantaneously split screen two different apps, or two windows from the same app. Perhaps you want two browser windows to be side-by-side, or a browser window split screened … Read More

How to Show Word Count in Pages for Mac

Aug 16, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to Find Word Count for Pages Documents on iPhone, iPad and Mac

Want to know the word count of a Pages document you’re working on from the Mac? Keeping track of word counts is often essential for writers, authors, students, and many other professions, so it’s natural to want to know how to see the word count of documents as you work on them in Pages for … Read More

How to Enable Disappearing Messages in Facebook Messenger

Aug 14, 2022 - Leave a Comment
How to use Dark Mode on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger now has a disappearing messages feature, which, just as it sounds, allows your messages to disappear after a period of time. The disappearing messages feature in Facebook Messenger is similar to the feature in WhatsApp in that you can set it per message thread with each person. Let’s take a look at how … Read More

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