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How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Nov 23, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Fix macOS Big Sur Wi-Fi Problems

Are you having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi networks on your Mac after updating it to macOS Big Sur recently? Although connecting to Wi-Fi networks on a Mac is a fairly straightforward procedure for the most part, some users have reported issues with getting the internet to work over Wi-Fi after installing macOS Big Sur.

How to Start Mac in Recovery Mode (Intel)

Nov 20, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to start a Mac in Recovery mode

Rarely you may need to boot a Mac into Recovery Mode. Starting up Mac OS into Recovery Mode allows for various important troubleshooting and recovery features, including the ability to reinstall MacOS, repair a hard drive with Disk Utility, erase a boot disk, restore a Mac from a Time Machine backup, adjusting and setting Firmware … Read More

How to Run Homebrew & x86 Terminal Apps on M1 Macs

Nov 18, 2020 - 1 Comment
Mac Terminal icon

If you’re one of the early adopters who acquired an M1 Apple Silicon Mac and find that Homebrew and many other x86 terminal apps don’t yet have support for the new Arm architecture, you’ll be happy to know there’s a fairly simple workaround. The trick is to run a parallel Terminal application through Rosetta. And … Read More

Messages Not Working on iPhone? How to Fix iMessages on iPhone & iPad

Nov 15, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Troubleshoot Messages Not Working on iPhone

The stock Messages app on iPhone and iPad lets you send iMessages and SMS text messages too. But the great thing about iMessage is that you can communicate endlessly with other Apple users with iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, entirely for free, through the encrypted iMessage protocol. But what if Messages is not working … Read More

Errors with MacOS Big Sur Downloading; Update Not Found, Installation Failed, Forbidden, etc

Nov 12, 2020 - 35 Comments

Many Mac users are currently unable to download macOS Big Sur. This could be due to overwhelmed servers, or a number of other issues. If you’re experiencing problems trying to download macOS Big Sur, whether it’s an error message, a failed download, or an incredibly slow download, you’re not alone. We’ll go over a few … Read More

Wi-Fi Calling Not Working on iPhone? Here’s How to Fix & Troubleshoot

Nov 8, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Calling

Wi-Fi Calling is great iPhone feature that allows you to make regular phone calls over your Wi-Fi network. It comes in handy when you’re indoors but your cellular signal strength is poor, or even nonexistent. Assuming wi-fi calling is enabled on your iPhone, your carrier will automatically switch to the active Wi-Fi connection to improve … Read More

How to Completely Turn Off Live Photo on iPhone Camera

Nov 7, 2020 - 2 Comments
How to turn off Live Photos completely

Most iPhone users know that you can enable or disable Live Photos directly from within the Camera app on iPhone every time you take a photo. But you also may notice that if you turn off Live Photos in the camera app by toggling the button, the next time you use the Camera app the … Read More

How to Enter & Exit DFU Mode on iPhone SE (2020 model)

Oct 30, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Enter & Exit DFU Mode on on iPhone SE

Rarely, you may need to put an iPhone SE into DFU mode as a troubleshooting method or recovery method. This shouldn’t be necessary with any regularity, but if you have some particular difficulties with the device where it appears completely unusable (bricked), or fails during the middle of a software update and the device is … Read More

iCloud Photos Not Downloading on iPhone or iPad? Here’s How to Fix & Troubleshoot

Oct 25, 2020 - 1 Comment
iCloud Photos Troubleshooting on iPhone

Do you take advantage of Apple’s iCloud Photos service to conveniently store all your photos online? If you’ve been a regular user of iCloud Photos over the years, you may occasionally run into issues where it doesn’t always work seamlessly, and sometimes that means iCloud Photos are not downloading to an iPhone or iPad as … Read More

How to Turn iPhone SE Off & On (2020 Model)

Oct 22, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Turn iPhone SE Off & On

Got a new model iPhone SE? Whether you’re new to the iOS ecosystem after switching over from Android, or you’re just new to this particular model of iPhone, you might be interested to know how you can turn the iPhone SE off, and on again. And if you turn the device off and back on … Read More

Can’t Drag a Ringtone to iPhone with iTunes? Here’s the Fix

Oct 21, 2020 - 11 Comments
iTunes

Some iPhone users may notice that trying to drag a ringtone or text tone to their device through iTunes fails. You connect the iPhone (or iPad) to the Mac or Windows PC, open iTunes or Finder, select the device as required, but when trying to manually drag and drop a ringtone into iTunes to copy … Read More

One AirPod Not Working? Here’s How to Fix Left or Right AirPods Not Working

Oct 18, 2020 - 4 Comments
How to Fix Left or Right AirPods Not Working

Apple’s AirPods generally work fantastic and trouble-free, but every once in a while you may encounter a strange issue where a single AirPod stops working, while the other continues to work fine. These sort of connectivity issues are rare but can happen. This tutorial will help to walk through how to troubleshoot and resolve an … Read More

Group FaceTime Not Working on iPhone? Here’s How to Troubleshoot & Fix

Oct 8, 2020 - Leave a Comment
Troubleshoot Group FaceTime Not Working on iPhone

Ever had a problem with Group FaceTime not working as expected on your iPhone or iPad? It happens, but chances are you’ll be able to resolve the issue with some troubleshooting tricks. Apple’s Group FaceTime feature offers a fun, free, and convenient way to video call up to 32 other people who uses an iPhone, … Read More

How to Identify Which iPhone Model You Have

Sep 30, 2020 - 3 Comments
How to Identify Which iPhone Model You Have

Are you trying to figure out the model number of the iPhone you own? Well, you don’t necessarily have to find the box your iPhone came in just to get the model number, as you can check it right on your device.

iOS 14 Battery Life Bad & Draining Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

Sep 27, 2020 - 8 Comments
iOS 14 Battery Life Bad & Drainin Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix

Does it seem like your iPhone or iPad’s battery performance has worsened after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14? If you have recently updated to the latest iOS or iPadOS version and you’re having battery related issues, you’re not alone, and it’s not uncommon to run into these situations when new system software updates … Read More

Troubleshooting iOS 14 Problems

Sep 26, 2020 - 21 Comments
Troubleshooting Common iOS 14 Problems

Are you facing any issues after updating the software on your iPhone to iOS 14? Is your iPad acting up after updating to iPadOS 14? Some users may experiences issues related to overall performance, battery, installed apps, wi-fi and networking issues, email issues, ? You’re certainly not alone, but we’re here to help.

iOS 14 Feels Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed It Up

Sep 25, 2020 - 10 Comments
iOS 14 Feels Slow? Here’s Why

Does your iPhone feel a little slower after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14? Well, you’re not alone, as this seems to be an issue for a few days after every major iOS software update. Normally, updating your devices to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 should make your iPhone or iPad feel snappier, but … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 to iOS 13.7 / iPadOS 13.7

Sep 19, 2020 - 3 Comments
Downgrade iOS 14 to iOS 13 and iPadOS 14 to iPadOS 13.7

Some iPhone and iPad users may have updated to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 but then determined the latest software update is not compatible with their current workflow. This is typically due to app problems, app incompatibilities, or some other deal-breaking issue that makes using iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 impossible, at least until a … Read More

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