How to Install & Use Safari Extensions on iPhone & iPad

Sep 28, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Install Safari Extensions on iPhone and iPad

Safari Extensions are now available on iPhone and iPad since the iOS 15/iPadOS 15 update. This is one of the biggest functional changes to Safari, and it’s something that’s long been available on the Mac.

With Safari extensions, you can improve your browsing experience with third-party tools and plug-ins published on the App Store.

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By Hamlin Rozario - iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks - 2 Comments

How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

Sep 28, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

If you have thousands of photos stored on your iPhone or iPad, then finding a specific photo could be a tedious process. If you use Photos captions, the search feature in the Photos app makes it a whole lot easier to filter out specific photos and find just the ones you need.

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How to Use Focus Mode on iPhone & iPad

Sep 27, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Focus Mode on iPhone and iPad

Focus Mode is the revamped Do Not Disturb mode, offering more options and control over how you can keep some peace while working on iPhone and iPad. Introduced with iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, it’s a bit different from simple Do Not Disturb mode, but that doesn’t mean it’s hard to use. Read along and you’ll learn how to use Focus Mode on your iPhone or iPad with the latest system software.

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How to Set a Picture for Group Messages on iPhone & iPad

Sep 27, 2021 - 2 Comments

How to Set a Picture for Group Conversations on iPhone & iPad

Do you regularly engage in group conversations over iMessage on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be excited to know that you can set a custom photo for your iMessage group chats with ease.

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How to Use Apple Watch as Music Remote on Mac or PC

Sep 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Apple Watch as Music Remote on PC & Mac

Do you listen to music a lot using iTunes on a Windows PC, or the Music app on your Mac? If you also own an Apple Watch, you’ll be pleased to know that you can control the music playback right from your wrist. That’s right, if your Mac or PC is out of your reach, you can effortlessly use your Apple Watch instead to change what music is playing on the computer.

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How to Enable or Disable Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro

Sep 26, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Enable or Disable Spatial Audio on AirPods

AirPods Pro support Spatial Audio, which is Apple’s take on Dolby Atmos surround-sound experience where there’s a huge emphasis on 3D audio. With this feature, Apple intends to bring a theatre-like surround-sound experience to your AirPods Pro while watching supported video content. Combined with AirPods Pro’s dynamic head-tracking capabilities, the audio for the content you’re watching on your iPhone or iPad’s screen will subtly shift as you move your head away from the screen since the sound-field stays mapped to the on-screen visuals.

Can’t wait to try out this feature already? Or perhaps you want to turn it off? No worries, we’ll cover how you can enable or disable Spatial Audio on AirPods Pro.

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How to Use HomePod with Windows PC and iTunes

Sep 25, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use HomePod with iTunes on PC

Want to use a HomePod with iTunes for listening to music on your Windows PC? If you don’t have good headphones or a decent speaker system, but have a HomePod instead, you may be excited to know that you can feed the audio from iTunes directly to your HomePod speakers within seconds. You don’t even have to do much to get this working in Windows.

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How to Watch 4k YouTube Videos on iPhone & iPad

Sep 25, 2021 - 1 Comment

How to Watch 4k YouTube Videos on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to watch YouTube videos in 4K resolution on your iPhone and iPad? If you have one of the supported iPhone models, you can watch full 4K high resolution videos on YouTube.

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

How to Transfer Everything to New iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 the Easy way

Sep 24, 2021 - 5 Comments

Transfer old iPhone to new iPhone 13 Pro

Got a new iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 model, and want to get all your stuff from your older iPhone to the new one?

Fortunately it’s easy to transfer all data from an old iPhone to the new iPhone 13 series, thanks to the data migration tool available during device setup, and you don’t even need any cables or wires. You’ll have your new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone 13 Mini setup in no time at all, so read along.

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How to Use Attention Mode in Translate on iPhone

Sep 24, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Use Attention Mode in Translate

Have you been using the new built-in Translate app to communicate with people who speak a different language? If so, you may be excited to learn about the hidden Attention Mode feature that the app has to offer.

Attention mode helps the other person to be able to read the translated text on your phone easily. So, if you’re interested in trying this out for yourself, read on to learn how you can use this particular feature on your iPhone.

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Problems with iOS 15? Troubleshooting iOS 15 / iPadOS 15 Issues

Sep 23, 2021 - 34 Comments

Troubleshooting problems with iOS 15

Experiencing a problem with iOS 15 on iPhone or iPadOS 15 on iPad? Having a hard time installing the update, or maybe the device is misbehaving after installing the update?

If you’re one of the people who is experiencing difficulties after updating to iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, read along to help troubleshoot the problem. Whether it’s battery issues, general sluggish performance, problems with installing or updating to iOS 15, wi-fi and networking problems after the update, issues with apps, amongst other problems, you’re probably not alone, this article aims to help get it all worked out.

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iOS 12.5.5 Security Update Released for Older iPhone & iPad

Sep 23, 2021 - 1 Comment

iOS 12.5.5

Apple has released iOS 12.5.5 for users with older iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices that are incapable of running iOS 15 and iPadOS 15.

iOS 12.5.5 includes important security fixes and is therefore recommended to install for all devices that can get the update.

Separately, Mac users running macOS Catalina will find Security Update 2021-006 Catalina available for Macs that are not yet running Big Sur.

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Security Update 2021-006 Released for MacOS Catalina

Sep 23, 2021 - 5 Comments

MacOS Catalina update

Apple has released Security Update 2021-006 for macOS Catalina users.

Security Update 2021-006 Catalina includes important security fixes for macOS Catalina and is recommended to install for all users eligible for that update.

Separately, Apple released iOS 12.5.5 for older iPhone and iPad models with the same security fixes.

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By Paul Horowitz - Mac OS, News - 5 Comments

How to Decline a Phone Call on iPhone

Sep 23, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Decline a Phone Call on iPhone

Got a call coming in that you don’t want to take on your iPhone? If you’re new to the iPhone, you may not be familiar with the process of declining a phone call on iPhone. Fortunately, declining calls is a super easy trick that you’ll master in no time at all.

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iOS 15: Revert Safari to Old Design & Get the Safari Search Bar Back on Top on iPhone Screen

Sep 22, 2021 - 7 Comments

Move the Safari Address Bar from Top or Bottom in iOS 15

Two of the the most common questions asked by people after updating iPhone to iOS 15 is “can I revert back to the old Safari design?” and “how do I get the Safari search / address bar back to the top of the screen?”

If you don’t like the new Safari design with the address search bar on the bottom of the screen, you’ll be happy to find out that you can reverse this change and get the old Safari design back again.

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The 8 Best Features of iPadOS 15 You’ll Actually Use

Sep 22, 2021 - 5 Comments

iPadOS 15 Features You'll Use

The iPad has gained some interesting new refinements, features, and capabilities with iPadOS 15. From placing widgets anywhere on the Home Screen, to Quick Notes, Low Power Mode, and new multitasking functionalities, you’ll have some unique iPad specific features to check out.

We’re going to focus on some iPadOS 15 features that you’re most likely to use and appreciate.

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By Paul Horowitz - iPad, Tips & Tricks - 5 Comments

watchOS 8 and tvOS 15 Released for Apple Watch & Apple TV

Sep 22, 2021 - Leave a Comment

Apple Watch and Apple TV software updates

Apple has released watchOS 8 for Apple Watch, alongside tvOS 15 for Apple TV, and HomePodOS 15 for HomePod.

The software updates for Apple Watch, Apple TV, and HomePod, arrive alongside the iOS 15 update for iPhone and iPadOS 15 for iPad.

watchOS 8 includes new Watch faces, updates to bundled apps like Contacts, Weather, Photos, and Find My, a Mindfulness app, new workouts for Fitness+ subscribers, and some other minor changes.

tvOS 15 includes new Aerial screen savers, a Shared With You feature like iOS/iPadOS 15, spatial audio support, improved AirPods support, and other smaller changes.

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How to Leave iOS 15 Beta & iPadOS 15 Beta Programs

Sep 21, 2021 - Leave a Comment

How to Leave the iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta programs

Many of the more casual users who beta tested iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 on their iPhone and iPad may wish to remove the beta updates from their devices, and leave the beta program. And now that the final versions of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are available, perhaps you’re no longer interested in the new beta builds of 15.1 etc.

By leaving the iOS/iPadOS beta program, you will no longer receive beta updates on that device, instead you’ll get the final stable versions that the general public gets.

So, want to leave the iOS/iPadOS 15 beta program and stop getting the beta updates on your iPhone or iPad? It’s pretty easy, though it has changed slightly from how this was done in years before.

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