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Having a problem with an Apple device, Mac system software, or iOS? Maybe your Mac is behaving weird, or your iPhone isn’t charging properly, or an iPad app is crashing, or something is just not working as expected? Browse through and search our troubleshooting articles and you might be able to resolve the problem!

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Fix Wi-Fi & Internet Connection Problems in macOS Ventura

Nov 7, 2022 - 9 Comments
Fix MacOS Ventura Wi-Fi issues

Some users are reporting wi-fi connection issues and other internet connectivity problems after updating to MacOS Ventura 13. The problems can range from slow wi-fi connections or reconnections, wi-fi disconnecting randomly, or wi-fi not working at all, or internet connectivity not working after updating a Mac to macOS Ventura. Network connectivity issues seem to pop … Read More

Mute Switch Not Working on iPhone? Try This

Nov 6, 2022 - Leave a Comment
iPhone silent mute switch

Some iPhone users may discover the side mute/silent switch on their device has randomly stopped working. Given that the mute switch is the only physical switch on the iPhone, and it’s sole job is to put the iPhone into silent mute mode and unmute, it’s pretty inconvenient if this buttons tops working as expected. If … Read More

ApplicationsStorageExtension High CPU & Memory Usage on Mac? Here’s the Fix

Nov 5, 2022 - 4 Comments
ApplicationsStorageExtension process on Mac using heavy resources

Some Mac users may notice that a process called “ApplicationsStorageExtension” is running in the background, using a large amount of CPU and memory resources. Typically this process is seen when a computer feels sluggish and a user ventures into Activity Monitor to locate errant processes or whatever is consuming system resources.

Workaround for “operation can’t be completed unexpected error 100093” MacOS Ventura Finder Error

Nov 3, 2022 - 4 Comments

Some Mac users running macOS Ventura have noticed a series of “operation can’t be completed because an unexpected error occurred” error messages when attempting to drag and drop files in the Finder from macOS Ventura to a virtual volume, like what’s often used on a Micro:bit, Raspberry Pi Pico, AdaFruit, CircuitPython / Pyboard, DAPLink, or … Read More

Fix Magic Keyboard Not Working on iPad Pro / Air

Nov 2, 2022 - 4 Comments
iPad Magic Keyboard troubleshooting

Some iPad Magic Keyboard users have discovered that the Magic Keyboard randomly stops working, or the keyboard keys will work while the Magic Keyboard trackpad stops working. Magic Trackpad issues can happen at random, or sometimes after installing software updates to the iPad Pro or iPad Air the Magic Trackpad stops working, but fortunately troubleshooting … Read More

How to Turn Off Focus Mode on iPhone

Oct 20, 2022 - 18 Comments
How to turn off Focus on iPhone

Focus Mode is a feature that was designed to allow iPhone users to focus on tasks by muting and hiding notifications, messages, phone calls, and other alerts on their devices. The Focus feature used to be very simple and called Do Not Disturb Mode, but with later versions of iOS, Apple added a bunch of … Read More

iPhone 14 Won’t Turn On? Here’s the Fix

Oct 15, 2022 - 72 Comments
iPhone 14 Pro black screen won't turn on

Some users who are new to the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series are finding they can’t turn on their device, or that iPhone 14 won’t turn on when they press the Power button on the side of the device. This is usually a super simple fix, so if you’re having issues with the … Read More

How to Fix CoreServicesUIAgent Stuck Verifying on Mac

Oct 14, 2022 - 1 Comment
Fix stuck verifying CoreServicesUIAgent on Mac

Rarely, if you have attempted to open a package installer or disk image on the Mac, you may find a stuck “Verifying” window, and you may also notice a task called CoreServicesUIAgent taking up a lot of system resources in Activity Monitor. This verification process is normal, but CoreServicesUIAgent getting stuck is not, so let’s … Read More

Fix 5G Not Working on iPhone

Oct 13, 2022 - Leave a Comment

Got an iPhone with 5G networking capabilities and find that 5G is not working? 5G offers ultrafast wireless networking, but that’s not too great if you can’t connect to it. If you’re having issues with connecting to 5G networks on your iPhone, read along to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

How to Get Old Notifications Style Back on iOS 16 Lock Screen

Oct 12, 2022 - 6 Comments
iOS 16 notifications on lock screen

One of the most obvious changes made to the Lock Screen of iPhone with iOS 16 is how all the notifications pile into a stack on the bottom of the locked screen. The notifications stack is done to prioritize the lock screen wallpaper and your widgets, but not all users may be enthusiastic about the … Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone 14 Pro & iPhone 14 Series

Oct 11, 2022 - 8 Comments
iPhone 14 Pro

The all new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, and iPhone 14 Plus offer some incredible features, and many users are getting their hands on these great new devices. But whether you’re upgrading from a prior model iPhone, or from an Android, you may be curious about how to perform one of … Read More

Gmail Page Won’t Load in Brave? Webpages Not Loading in Brave Browser? Here’s the Fix

Oct 9, 2022 - 6 Comments
Brave browser

The Brave web browser is a popular privacy-centric browser alternative that is based on Chrome, but built with user privacy in mind, and it usually works great. But sometimes, thing’s don’t work as expected. Something curious about the Brave browser that is experienced by some users however is that certain webpages will randomly stop loading … Read More

How to Force Restart iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Mini

Oct 8, 2022 - 3 Comments
iPhone 13 series

Did you get an iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13, or iPhone 13 mini, and you are curious about how to force restart the iPhone 13? Whether you want to force restart for troubleshooting or any other reason, it’s easy to do, once you learn the required technique. You’ll find that a forced restart on these … Read More

How to Refresh Software Update on Mac

Oct 3, 2022 - 1 Comment
Keyboard Shortcut to Refresh Software Update on the Mac

Occasionally when a user goes to update macOS system software through the Software Update preference panel, they’ll find the updates that are shown are outdated, not showing up at all, or not showing all of the updates that you know to be available (for example, a newly released system software update). If you find that … Read More

iOS 16 Problems: 11 Common iPhone Issues and How to Fix Them

Sep 24, 2022 - 61 Comments
Troubleshooting iOS 16 Problems

Experiencing problems after updating to iOS 16 on an iPhone happens for some users, and while it’s annoying, the good news is they’re usually easy to resolve. From battery issues, to the feeling that an iPhone is hotter than normal, to sluggish performance, problems with installing the update itself, wi-fi issues, apps crashing, and other … Read More

How to Easily Transfer Old iPhone to iPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14

Sep 21, 2022 - 2 Comments
Transfer old iPhone to new iPhone 14 Pro

If you just got a brand new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, or iPhone 14 Plus, you’re probably pretty excited to get it setup and working, with all of your data and stuff from your prior iPhone onto the new device. Apple has made transferring data from an old iPhone to … Read More

How to Downgrade iOS 16 and Revert to iOS 15

Sep 20, 2022 - 11 Comments
Downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15

If you recently updated your iPhone to iOS 16 and have decided it’s not for you, perhaps due to some incompatibility or battery issue or otherwise, you’ll be excited to know you can downgrade from iOS 16 and revert back to iOS 15. This article will cover an easy approach to downgrading, and you’ll be … Read More

iOS 16 “Allow Paste” Between Apps Popup Bug Can’t be Disabled, for Now

Sep 19, 2022 - 3 Comments
iOS 16 allow paste bug annoying

Many iOS 16 users on iPhone have noticed a goofy “Allow Paste” but on their devices that comes up when you attempt to use copy and paste between two different apps, say Messages and Notes, or from Safari to Notes, or Messages to Instagram, etc. Any built-in apps or third party apps seem to be … Read More

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