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Best Ways to Sanitize and Kill the Viruses Living on Your iPhone

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Whether it’s keeping the screen pristine or regularly cleaning out ports, most iPhone owners do their part to keep their device in good shape. But how can an iPhone affect your own physical health?

With recent attention turning to cleanliness as a high-priority concern, there are now more reasons than ever to wonder whether your smartphone might play an integral part in the spread of the coronavirus.

Some studies have shown that smartphones often carry more bacteria and germs than bathroom surfaces, like toilet…

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Does Your iPhone Keep Shutting Down Randomly? Do These 6 Things Now

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Few iOS problems are as annoying as a sudden shutdown that stops your current activity dead in its tracks. Sometimes these shutdowns are preceded by app crashes, and sometimes they happen out of nowhere. Since iOS 13, some users with older iPhones and iPads claim that sudden shutdowns are more common now than ever before.

So what can you do about it? Unexpected shutdowns can be caused by memory problems, incompatible apps, poor system configuration, and more. Continue reading to browse six tips that can help you…

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How to Disable Apple’s New (and Sometimes Annoying) Music Alerts

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Apple recently launched a new Music alert feature on the iPhone and iPad. This notification lets you know when an artist in your music library has added a new album, EP, or video to their Apple Music profile.

For many people, these alerts are a welcome feature that allows them to stay connected and up-to-date with their favorite artists. For others, it’s an unwelcome intrusion.

Thankfully, for those who don’t like the alerts, they are easy to turn off.

How to Disable Apple Music Alerts

To disable these new Music…

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Spotify Now Works with Siri on Apple Watch – Try These 15 Commands

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Spotify is rolling out an update to iPhone owners that lets them control the music streaming service from their Apple Watch. The update began rolling out starting April 2 and is available for Apple Watch owners running watchOS 6.

Once the update is installed, users can control Spotify using voice commands on their Apple Watch. We’ve compiled a handful of the most popular commands that you can use to get you started. Continue reading to browse all of the new Siri tricks you can try on your Apple Watch now.

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You Might Have Too Many Devices on Your Wi-Fi Network (Here’s How to Tell)

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Homes are packed with smart devices, mobile devices, Wi-Fi TVs, smart speakers, online security cams, and many other types of tech jostling for a spot on the Wi-Fi network. It’s getting harder to find home technology that doesn’t want to use your Wi-Fi. But if you’ve been experiencing slow or spotty Wi-Fi lately, all of those devices may have you thinking: Does my router have too many connections?

Are there just too many devices for it to support? How do I know when my router is “full?”

It’s an…

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Just Moved? Here’s How to Force Siri to Recommend Your New Address

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Apple has made plenty of welcome additions to Siri and CarPlay interactions with recent iOS updates, and the two now work together more seamlessly for giving directions, operating apps, and more. However, Siri recommendations aren’t always accurate, and this can create problems when your address changes.

If you’ve recently moved to a new home, you may find that Siri on CarPlay keeps suggesting your old home address during navigation.

This can get annoying quickly, and it can be tricky to determine what you need to…

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14 Tips and Tricks for Using a Mouse with Your iPad in iOS 13.4

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Apple recently unveiled sweeping changes to mouse functionality in iPadOS. Starting with iPadOS 13.4 (available March 24), you’ll have full cursor support when using a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad.

These features launched alongside Apple’s new Magic Keyboard with Trackpad, but they will work with any compatible accessory. So, continue reading to find out how to take full advantage of these new cursor features in iOS 13.4!

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6 Tips to Protect the Private Information on Your iPhone

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Security is something that we may overlook more than we should. We carry around extremely sensitive information in our pockets, and yet we act like our iPhones are secure enough on their own. Don’t get me wrong; Apple is doing its best to keep all of their devices as secure as possible. However, none of its efforts matter if we don’t take our time to check what kinds of information we’re giving to third-party apps (or to Apple itself).

There are a lot of things you can do to keep your iPhone as secure as…

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What You Should Know About iPhone Battery Life and How to Improve It

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With each year that passes, you might have noticed that your iPhone just isn’t holding up the way it used to. It may be working fine, but now you need to charge it more often. That’s completely normal – there’s not a single device that doesn’t suffer from a decreased battery capacity over time. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it.

There are multiple ways to reduce the aging process of your iPhone’s battery. All you need to do is understand what’s going on inside of your device and…

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How to See Apple’s New iPad Pro in Your Home Using Augmented Reality

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Apple this week announced its new iPad Pro along with the Magic Keyboard with Trackpad and the new MacBook Air.

Even though you can’t see the tablet in stores right now, you can use Apple’s website to visualize it on your desk.

This AR feature is embedded into Apple’s website and is accessible on any iOS device.

  1. Start by visiting Apple’s new iPad Pro webpage using Safari on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down to the “Your next computer is not a computer” section and click “Learn More.”
  3. Look for a link to “

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