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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 Enable & Disable Private Wi-Fi Address on iPhone & iPad to Increase Privacy

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Do you connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your iPhone or iPad on a daily basis? Whether it’s your workplace or somewhere in public, you may want to help protect your privacy by using private Wi-Fi addresses on your device, which basically spoofs the devices MAC address to a randomized one. But having a changing MAC address is not always desirable for some network situations, thus you may want to turn off this feature in other circumstances too.

When you connect to any Wi-Fi network using any device, the device needs to identify itself to the network…

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How to Block App Tracking on iPhone & iPad

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iPhone and iPad apps will now need permission from the user before they can use their data for targeted ads. This is a newer privacy feature from Apple, which has changed the way app developers access your data for delivering personalized ads to your device.

Most of us are probably familiar by now with how advertising works on the internet. You may have noticed how in-app ads and website ads are more relevant to your internet activity, for example maybe you saw shoe ads after shoe shopping online. These ads are tailored to you by using tracking cookies across…

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How to Use Precise & Approximate Location on iPhone & iPad

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Modern versions of iPhone and iPad system software offer the user more control over their location data that is shared with apps. This privacy-centric feature allows the user to choose either precise or approximate location data on their iPhone and iPad, whichever the user is more comfortable with or finds most appropriate for that particular app.

Prior to the release of iOS and iPadOS 14, users had the option to share their location always or while using the specific app. To take things a step further, Apple now gives users the additional choice to share…

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How to Check for Compromised or Leaked Passwords on iPhone & iPad with Security Recommendations

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Have you ever wondered if the passwords to any of your online accounts have been compromised in a data breach? You’re certainly not the only one in that regard, but now you can now check for breached password security easily right from your iPhone and iPad.

In the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS (14 and later), Apple has added a security feature called “Security Recommendations” that would provide security alerts for the passwords stored on iCloud Keychain. If one or more of your accounts use a password that’s easy to guess, uses a sequence like 123,…

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How to Use Volume Buttons for Camera Burst & QuickTake Video on iPhone

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How’d you like to use your iPhone camera buttons for both camera burst mode and QuickTake video? With supported devices and the latest versions of iOS, you can use the volume buttons for camera burst and QuickTake video on an iPhone.

On supported iPhone models (including iPhone 12 series, iPhone 11 series, iPhone XS, and XR, and newer) burst photos are taken by quickly dragging the shutter icon to the left, and QuickTake videos are recorded by long-pressing and dragging the shutter icon to the right. Fortunately, you can assign volume buttons for both of…

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How to Check Privacy Report in Safari on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wondered which websites you visit have cookies and ad trackers, and what those trackers are while browsing the web? Well, it’s now possible to check if you use Safari to browse the internet on your iPhone and iPad, and you’ll find the majority of the web uses these cookies. But not to worry, because not only can you easily see which trackers are being used on sites, but you can also block them if you want to.

Apple is putting its users at the forefront of privacy with the latest iOS and iPadOS versions, and the Safari Privacy Report feature is…

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How to Customize Photos Widget on iPhone

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Have you been using the Photos widget on your iPhone’s home screen to reminisce about your memories? If so, you may want further control over what is shown on the widget, and perhaps see just your favorite photos rather than everything in your Photos library. Fortunately, there’s a workaround for that using a third party widget.

The ability to add widgets to the iPhone home screen is one of the biggest features that iOS 14 and newer has to offer, at least visually, as it allows users to customize their home screens considerably. However, the stock Photos…

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How to Organize Shortcuts in Folders on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the built-in Shortcuts app on your iPhone to launch apps, run automated tasks, change app icons, and perform various other actions? In that case, you may be interested in organizing all of your shortcuts into folders within the app, especially if you’ve created many of them.

Apple’s Shortcuts app that comes pre-installed on iOS and iPadOS devices let users quickly do everyday tasks and operations with just a tap or by asking Siri to run them. From launching apps to creating custom icons for your apps, there are so many things you can do with this…

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How to Store Voice Memos in Folders on iPhone & iPad

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Do you frequently use the Voice Memos app to record audio on your iPhone or iPad? If you use the feature often, you may end up with many recorded files stored on your device, and you might want to organize your recordings by storing them within different folders.

The pre-installed Voice Memos app offers a free and convenient way to record anything from personal voice clips to even professional podcasts with the right audio equipment. It even features a built-in editor to handle post-production work to a certain extent. However, one thing that the app has lacked…

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