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Want to Easily Share Your Wi-Fi Password with Your Guests? Here’s How

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Are you tired of always having to tell your guests what your Wi-Fi password is when they come over to visit? While some newer routers offer more efficient ways to help your friends and family jump onto their guest networks, for most of us, joining a Wi-Fi network at somebody’s home or office still requires manually keying in an oft-cumbersome password.

While one solution to this problem is to pick a really easy password for your Wi-Fi network, that’s never a good idea for security; even if you run a secure guest…

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How Family Sharing Works

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In a new video posted on the Apple Support YouTube channel, the company provides an informative overview of how it’s Family Sharing feature works, and although the explanation is sparse on specifics, it does offer a good overview of what you can accomplish with Family Sharing to help those who may be unfamiliar with the feature.

As Apple explains, Family Sharing allows up to six people in a family to share App Store and iTunes purchases, iCloud Storage, and subscriptions to Apple services such as Apple Arcade, Apple…

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Want to Unlock Your Mac with Just Your iPhone? Here Are Two Ways

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Locking your Mac with a password is always a good idea. But, of course, having to type in that password over and over again can quickly get annoying.

If you own an Apple Watch, your problem has already been solved thanks to the easy unlock function of watchOS. The same goes for MacBook Pro or MacBook Air devices with Touch ID.

But owners of desktop Macs, or those who use their laptops in desktop mode a lot, are left without any first-party options.

While it’s definitely likely that Apple will add iPhone-Mac unlocking…

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Customize Smart Replies to Text Using Your Apple Watch Quicker Than Ever

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You can view and send text messages from your Apple Watch. But unlike your iPhone, your wrist-worn wearable has one key limitation: the lack of a full-size keyboard.

While scribble and Siri dictation are useful, they aren’t perfect replacements for a keyboard. But Smart Replies could be one solution.

You’re probably familiar with Smart Replies, even if you don’t use them. And while the default replies sound a bit generic and robotic, you can actually change and add new Smart Replies easily. Here’s how.

How to…

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You’re Cleaning Your iPhone Wrong, Here’s How to Do It the Right Way

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If you’ve had your iPhone for any length of time, it’s probably pretty dirty unless you’ve cleaned it. But while cleaning your device is highly recommend, there’s definitely a right and a wrong way to do it.

Apple notes certain iPhone cleaning guidelines on its website, but there are still some pro tips that Apple’s support documents don’t detail. With that in mind, here’s how to clean your iPhone properly without damaging it.

Cleaning Your iPhone: Don’ts

While the exact safe methods for cleaning your…

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Do You Know All of These Long Press Tricks for iPhone?

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Apple has now ditched 3D Touch entirely – a former touchscreen technology with three sensor options for detecting taps, light presses, and hard presses. In theory, this allowed a lot more possibilities for how people interacted with their iPhones and iPads. In practice, well, not so much.

3D Touch just didn’t get a lot of use, and it was a bit too complicated for many fans to get used to. So, Apple dropped the feature, but that doesn’t mean that users are relegated to just simple taps now.

Instead, 3D Touch has…

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You Can Finally Turn OFF Netflix’s Worst Feature – Autoplaying Previews

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After years of user complaints, Netflix will now finally let you disable one of the worst features about its platform: autoplaying previews.

If you use Netflix, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the feature. Pretty much across every platform that it’s available, Netflix will autoplay a preview or trailer for any content that you hover over — regardless of whether you want to watch it or not.

That feature is so hated that there’s an entire Twitter account dedicated to getting Netflix to stop it.

Knives Out and Star…

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Having Problems Charging Your AirPods? Try These Fixes

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Last year Apple introduced two new versions of its popular truly wireless earbuds — the second-generation AirPods, and later on the AirPods Pro — adding support for Qi wireless charging for both versions via a wireless charging case.

For the second-generation AirPods, the case was optional, and in fact it was also sold separately, allowing users of first-generation AirPods to also take advantage of wireless charging capabilities, while the AirPods Pro included it as a standard feature. While users previously had…

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4 Tips to Qualify for the Apple Card

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If you love all things Apple, then a great way to stay in the Apple ecosystem is to use the Apple Card. Apple Card is Apple’s credit card, with several perks including daily cashback, unparalleled privacy protection, and a sleek titanium card that will look great wherever it’s used.

Of course, before you can enjoy the benefits of the Apple Card, you have to be approved for the Apple Card. To help increase your chances of qualifying for this card, here are four things you can do.

1. Know Your Score

One of the most…

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Did You Know Every One of These iMessage Tricks?

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Apple’s Messages app seems like a simple texting platform. But thanks to the internet-based iMessage system, Messages actually has a lot more to it than first meets the eye.

Whether you’re new to the Apple ecosystem or you’ve been using iPhones for years, continue reading to browse seven iMessage tips you may not know about that will help you make the most of Apple’s messaging system.

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