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How to Cancel Pre-Orders on iPhone & iPad

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Did you pre-order something but now you’re having second thoughts? Changed your mind on a movie or music album that you pre-ordered on the iTunes Store? Don’t worry, because you haven’t wasted your money just yet. All you need to do is cancel your pre-order and this is something that can be done within a matter of seconds.

Apple’s iTunes and TV apps allow users to pre-order music and moves that aren’t available just yet. Unreleased items can be pre-purchased similar to how you’d buy any other content in the store. However, unlike existing content,…

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How to Hide Purchases on Mac

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Do you want to prevent an app from showing up in your purchased list on the App Store? You may occasionally download apps that you don’t want others to know about, or you might not want to see a reminder of yourself. Whatever the reason, it’s pretty easy to hide app purchases on a Mac.

Here, we’ll be focusing on hiding the purchased apps so that they don’t appear in the App Store updates section or in your purchased list on the Mac. It’ll still show up on your home screen, however. The app just won’t appear as if it was purchased before. And yes,…

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How to Manage Hidden App Purchases on Mac

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Have you hidden any downloaded apps on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad? Perhaps, you’re looking to unhide some of those apps or see how many purchases you’ve hidden so far? In that case, you’ll be pleased to know that unhiding purchased apps is pretty easy to do on a Mac.

Let’s discuss how you can manage all your hidden purchases on a Mac with ease.

How to Manage Hidden Purchases on Mac with App Store

Fortunately, macOS makes it easy to manage all the apps you’ve prevented from showing up in your purchased list. Simply follow the steps below to get…

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How to Download MacOS Catalina Without the App Store

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If you’ve owned a Mac for a while, you’re well-aware of the fact that updating macOS to the latest version is a pretty straightforward procedure. However, if you’re looking to create a bootable USB drive, a full installer file is necessary, and the update you download from Apple’s servers might not always be the full installer, particularly with Catalina and Mojave (Big Sur does not seem to have this issue, for what it’s worth). Fortunately, downloading a full installer of macOS Catalina is a lot more easier than you might think, and we’re going to show…

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How to Tell If You're Being Scammed By Fleeceware Apps

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Fleeceware is one of the worst scams you can deal with on your device, because it has one, singular goal: extracting as much money from you as possible. It generally accomplishes this not by dropping malware on your device or otherwise forcing you to do something; instead, fleeceware hides in plain sight, relying on a…

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How to Download Apps over 200 MB with Cellular on iPhone & iPad

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Are you unable to download large apps on your iPhone over the cellular LTE network? This is intended to avoid excessive data charges, but it’s something that can be overridden by tweaking the settings, if necessary.

Cellular data is fairly expensive in most parts of the world, and bandwidth is often capped, and as a result, Apple limits the size of apps that can be downloaded or updated over an LTE connection. This particular limit is set to 200 MB on both iOS and iPadOS devices. However, people living in certain regions have access to unlimited cellular…

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How to Change Your Default Music Player in iOS 14.5

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It’s rare to see Apple add options to iOS that allow you to set the app you actually want to use to accomplish something as the default, rather than forcing you to use the official Apple app. And while I doubt you’ll ever be able to use anything other than the App Store to get new software on your iPhone (sans…

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How to Install & Run iPhone or iPad Apps on M1 Mac (Apple Silicon)

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If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac.

The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only run Mac apps natively and through Rosetta 2, but iOS and iPadOS apps too, bringing a plethora of apps and games to the Mac that were previously not available on the platform.

This capability is limited to new Macs with Apple Silicon chips, like the M1 series of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, and of course future Macs will be running Apple Silicon chips too. If you do not have an Apple Silicon Mac,…

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How to Delete Apps from iPhone & iPad via App Store with a Gesture Trick

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Have you ever gone to update apps and then realized you don’t even want some of these apps installed on your iPhone or iPad any longer? Now you can easily delete those apps right from the Updates section of the App Store.

As you likely know by now, updating apps on iPhone and iPad with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and newer is a bit different from before. And while the change of location for updating apps has frustrated some users, the app updates functionality also gained a new ability to delete and remove apps directly from the Updates section. This makes it easier…

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How to Manage Subscriptions on Mac

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Do you want to keep an eye on all the apps and services you’ve subscribed to? Maybe you want to know the renewal dates, cancel a subscription to an app, or change the subscription plan to a different one? If you use a Mac, you’ll be pleased to know that Apple allows you to manage all subscriptions in one place.

When you choose to subscribe to a service on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, it’s set to automatically renew on a monthly or yearly basis by default. And if you don’t cancel the subscription, your credit card will be charged by Apple. This is also the…

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