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You Can Change the Look of Your AirTag’s Precision Finding Screen Using This Secret Debug Mode (Here’s How)

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One of the unique features that sets Apple’s AirTag apart from other item trackers is the new Precision Finding mode that’s powered by the U1 chip in the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12. This allows you to not only get a general location for where your AirTag is located, but to actually zone in on its exact location in a room, whether it’s sitting on the coffee table or buried under a couch cushion.

Now it looks like there may be more to the Precision Finding mode than we first expected,…

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How to Reset an Apple AirTag So Someone Else Can Use It

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Among the safety and privacy features baked into Apple’s AirTags is “Pairing Lock” — a feature to make sure that somebody who finds your missing AirTag can’t just pick it up and appropriate it for their own use.

Similar to the iPhone’s Activation Lock that was introduced back in 2013 with iOS 7, once an AirTag has been paired with a specific user’s iPhone, it can never be used by any other Apple ID unless the original owner specifically decides to release it.

While this…

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This Mom Had to Fight for a Refund After Her Young Son Racked up $1.1K in App Store Purchases (Here’s How to Avoid This with Your Kids)

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In another cautionary tale, a nine-year-old boy managed to charge up a large sum to his mom’s iTunes account after making multiple in-app purchases, leaving his mom struggling to get her money back from Apple.

As reported by Canada’s Global News, Maria Vasquez of Langley, BC, was stunned to discover that she had multiple alerts showing $1,162.32 in charges to her Apple account after her nine-year-old son, Thenniel, unwittingly made multiple purchases in popular games like Roblox and…

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How to Unlock Your iPhone While Wearing a Mask in iOS 14.5

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Recently, Apple released a new software update for iPhone. iOS 14.5 brings a bunch of new features to the table, including one that’s been needed for well over a year.

Now, you can unlock your iPhone without having to remove your face mask. No, it’s not by using Face ID; instead, it’ll take advantage of your Apple Watch. Still, pretty cool, right?

It’s been a long time coming, but now you don’t have to risk removing your face mask just to unlock your iPhone quickly….

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Customize the Charging Sound on Your iPhone or iPad (Here’s How!)

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iPhone owners are accustomed to hearing a familiar chime when they plug in their phone to charge. Up until iOS 14, you could not change this sound. If you didn’t like it, there was nothing you could do about it unless you were willing to jailbreak your phone..

But, starting with iOS 14, Apple freed you from this default sound by adding a hidden setting that lets you customize it.

Though, changing this sound is not as easy as going into Settings and choosing a new sound.

This sound is…

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Keep Your Mac Safe and Running Like New! 8 Easy Ways to Avoid Malware

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Long gone are the days when we thought Mac computers couldn’t get infected with malicious software (or malware for short). Your Mac is at risk, just like any other Windows computer. Well, the risk isn’t as high, but your Mac still can get infected. Just look at the past few weeks. A new virus called Silver Sparrow has been infecting Mac computers. It came out of nowhere, and now over 30,000 Macs have been infected with this virus. Whether it’s a virus, ransomware, or any other type of malware, there are ways…

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You Can Now Check Your AppleCare+ Coverage with an App Clip (Here’s How)

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The new App Clips feature in iOS 14 has been sadly under-utilized since it was first introduced, so we can’t really blame you if you’ve forgotten the feature was even there in the first place. However, Apple has at least added its own App Clip now, so you can get an idea of how it can be put to practical use.

Alongside a recent update to the official Apple Support app, Apple has also added a new App Clip to its Check Coverage page, allowing users to more quickly and easily check warranty or…

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Not All MagSafe Chargers Are Created Equal (Here’s How to Tell the Difference)

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The iPhone 12’s MagSafe charging feature is a cool piece of technology, but as more accessory makers begin to jump into the fray, it’s important to understand that not every charger or battery pack that attaches to the back of your iPhone using the magnetic ring necessarily works the same way.

We already explained a few months ago how MagSafe can be a confusing mess even when dealing with Apple’s own MagSafe chargers, and now that third-party chargers are available, it’s gotten even more…

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How to Automatically Share Your ETA with Friends and Family in Apple Maps

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One of the smaller features that Apple snuck into an iOS point release last year was the ability to share your ETA when navigating to a destination in Apple Maps. It’s a handy feature for letting people know when you’re going to arrive, and Apple has not only made it easily accessible from Apple Maps on your iPhone and via CarPlay, but it even remembers the contacts you regularly share your ETA with, so you can share again at any time with only a couple of taps.

Apple originally announced the…

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Have You Tried All 5 of These iPhone Accessibility Hacks?

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You can say whatever you want about Apple, but one thing’s for sure; the company is constantly working to make its devices more inclusive. Apple’s hardware and software are incredibly easy to use – additionally, every device has accessibility features to aid those who need extra help. People with visual impairments or even blindness can use an iPhone fairly easily, and so can people who have hearing issues. The best part? Anyone can use these accessibility features on a day-to-day basis. You can turn on these…

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