Category: iOS 11

How to Stop Your iPhone Camera From Recognizing Text Everywhere

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Back when it was first released, we called Live Text the best new feature in iOS 15, and it’s not hard to see why—the tool can recognize any text in any photo (or within the camera view) so you can copy and share it. But the more we use it, the more annoying we find it can be. When you’re in the camera view, for…

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How to Finally Disable Auto Macro Mode on iPhone 13 Pro

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Apple pulled off a neat trick on the iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max; it added a surprisingly good Macro mode to the Camera app, without even adding a separate Macro camera (like Android phones do). The Camera app automatically switches to a cropped version of the Ultra-Wide camera once you got closer to an object.…

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How to Speed Up Your Apple Watch Updates

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The Apple Watch packs a lot of power into a small design. But for all of their speed and utility, performing certain tasks on one of them can still be painfully slow. Take updates, for example—they’re notoriously sluggish on Apple Watch. If you’re dreading how long your watchOS 8 update is going to take, you can tweak…

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How to Finally Translate (Almost) Any Text in iOS 15

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As we near ever closer to iOS 15’s fall 2021 release, more and more features are being added to the beta builds. One of the latest additions is a new, system-level translation feature that can translate just about any text on your iPhone’s screen.

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How to Tell If a New Battery Will Fix Your Lagging iPhone

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Your old iPhone is feeling its age; apps crawl to open, animations couldn’t be choppier, keyboards lag like no one’s business. Before you throw in the towel and upgrade to the latest and greatest Apple device, consider simply upgrading the battery instead.

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How to Quickly Scan Documents on Your Mac With Your iPhone

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I don’t use my Mac and my iPhone together as much as I should; I generally tend to complete tasks on one or the other, rather than handing off my work between the two platforms. I might change this up, though, now that I see how easy it is to trigger my iPhone’s document-scanning capabilities from my Mac.

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