How to Downgrade iOS 15 Beta to iOS 14.x

Jun 17, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to downgrade iOS 15 beta

If you have installed the iOS 15 beta but now decided you no longer want to run beta system software on your device, you’ll need to downgrade the iPhone back to an iOS 14.x release.

Whether you’re fed up with bugs, crashes, app incompatibilities, or just don’t want to deal with the beta anymore, you can remove the iOS 15 beta or iPadOS 15 beta by downgrading.

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How to Schedule Downtime on Mac

Jun 17, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Schedule Downtime on Mac

Do you want to limit the amount of time you or your kid spends on their Mac on a daily basis? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do with Screen Time, as it allows you to set time away from the screen during which most apps remain inaccessible.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Mac OS, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

Get the iOS 14.7 Default Wallpapers

Jun 16, 2021 - 3 Comments

Get the iOS 14.2 Default Wallpapers

Typically, Apple releases a new set of default wallpapers with major system software releases, like you can get with the default iOS 14 wallpapers. But occasionally Apple surprises us and introduces new wallpapers with interim software updates as well, and in this case you can find additional wallpapers in iOS 14 introduced with iOS 14.2 through iOS 14.7.

You’ll find a variety of wallpapers including drawn scenes inspired by California environments, including a beach, desert, mountain stream, and coastal road, and you’ll find wallpapers of desert photography too.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Customize - 3 Comments

Run iOS 4 on a Modern iPhone with OldOS

Jun 16, 2021 - 6 Comments

OldOS is iOS 4 as an app

Do you long for the days of the skeuomorphic designs and tactile beauty of iOS 4? Do you wish you could run iOS 4 on your shiny new iPhone 12 Pro? Of course you do!

If you’re feeling that iOS 4 nostalgia, you won’t want to miss OldOS.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPhone, Retro - 6 Comments

How to Use Mentions in Messages for iPhone & iPad

Jun 16, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Mentions in Messages for iPhone & iPad

If you regularly use iMessages with group conversations, you’ll likely appreciate the Mentions feature that is part of Messages on iPhone and iPad.

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How to Block Facetime Callers on iPhone & iPad

Jun 15, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Block Facetime Callers on iPhone & iPad

Is someone bothering you by constantly trying to call you on FaceTime? Regardless of whether it’s a random phone number of it’s someone in your contacts, you can easily block these callers on your iPhone and iPad.

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How to Use Inline Replies to Messages on iPhone & iPad

Jun 15, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Send Inline Replies to Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

If you’re a regular iMessage user, you may have come across a situation where you’d like to reply to a specific message sent from somebody, and have it be obvious that is the message you are responding to. This is where inline replies come in, which allow you to specify a message you are replying to from Messages on iPhone and iPad.

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Beta 3 of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, macOS 11.5 Available for Testing

Jun 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iPadOS 14 and iOS 14 betas

Apple has released the third beta versions of iOS 14.7, iPadOS 14.7, macOS Big Sur 11.5, watchOS 7.6, and tvOS 14.7.

These ongoing beta releases for current generation system software are separate from the concurrent beta program for the next major versions of operating systems, which includes iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS Monterey 12, watchOS 8, and tvOS 15.

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How to Install AltStore on iPhone & iPad

Jun 14, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Install AltStore on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to install some apps to iOS or iPadOS that are not available on the Apple App Store? Perhaps you want an emulator, or a torrent client on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you will need to rely on a third party store called AltStore that lets you sideload apps on to your iPhone and iPad with just your Apple ID.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 1 Comment

iOS 12.5.4 Update Released for Older iPhone & iPad Models with Security Fixes

Jun 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

iOS 12.4.4 for iPhone and iPad

Apple has released iOS 12.5.4 with important security fixes for older iPhone and iPad models.

The iOS 12.5.4 update is available for devices that are not capable of running later iOS and iPadOS versions, including the latest iOS 14.6 and iPadOS 14.6 release.

Specifically, iOS 12.5.4 is available for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPod touch 6th generation. Other devices will not find an update available.

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How to Pin & Unpin Messages on iPhone & iPad

Jun 14, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Pin & Unpin Conversations in Messages for iPhone & iPad

Do you receive a lot of messages from multiple people on your iPhone or iPad? Do you frequently message back and forth with a few people in particular? If so, you may find the pinning feature of Messages to be useful, which allows you to pin a message thread or contact to the top of the Messages app in iOS and iPadOS.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

Grab the M1 iPad Pro Wallpapers

Jun 13, 2021 - 1 Comment

Grab the New M1 iPad Pro Wallpapers

You may have noticed the snazzy new wallpaper adorning the new M1 iPad Pro lineup. Wouldn’t you like to enjoy these wallpapers, even if you don’t have that device? Well, you can.

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By Hamlin Rozario - Customize - 1 Comment

How to Change HomePod Wi-Fi Network

Jun 13, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change HomePod Wi-Fi Network

If you recently purchased a HomePod or HomePod Mini, you may remember how you didn’t have the option to even connect to a Wi-Fi network while setting up the device. Accordingly, you may be surprised to know that the HomePod wi-fi network can in fact be changed, albeit to a limited extent.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPhone, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

How to Add Favorite Websites to Safari on Mac

Jun 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Add Websites to Safari Favorites Page on Mac

When you launch Safari on a Mac, by default the first thing that you see is the start page. The Safari start page can be customized to better suit your needs, and adding your most visited or favorite websites is one great way to improve the Safari start page experience.

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How to Recalibrate Battery on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

Jun 12, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Recaliberate Battery on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, & iPhone 11 Pro Max

If you own an iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you’ve noticed less than ideal battery health for your device, this article is just for you. The good news is that there’s nothing wrong with your iPhone. And with newer iOS versions, you can recalibrate the battery for these devices.

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How to Change Your Mac Region

Jun 12, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Change Your Mac Region

Are you traveling overseas with your MacBook? Or perhaps, you’re moving to a different country for college or work? In that case, you may want to change your Mac’s region settings. Thankfully, this is quite easy to do.

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List of Apple TV Models That Support tvOS 15

Jun 11, 2021 - Leave a Comment

List of Apple TV Models That Support tvOS 15

Do you own an Apple TV and you’re wondering if it will support tvOS 15, the next major software update for your device?

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By Hamlin Rozario - Apple TV, News, Tips & Tricks - Leave a Comment

Grab the macOS Monterey Default Wallpaper

Jun 11, 2021 - 6 Comments

MacOS Monterey Default Wallpapers

MacOS Monterey includes some snazzy looking default wallpapers of purple-ish abstracted scenery. Looks nice, right?

But you don’t have to download or run macOS Monterey beta just to get the default wallpapers, you can just grab the wallpaper images and spruce up your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows PC with that Monterey style.

Click on either thumbnail below to launch the full size compressed image in a new browser window.

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By Paul Horowitz - Customize - 6 Comments

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