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How to Use Attention Mode in Translate on iPhone

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Have you been using the new built-in Translate app to communicate with people who speak a different language? If so, you may be excited to learn about the hidden Attention Mode feature that the app has to offer.

Attention mode helps the other person to be able to read the translated text on your phone easily. So, if you’re interested in trying this out for yourself, read on to learn how you can use this particular feature on your iPhone.

How to Use Attention Mode in Translate App

Translate app is only available on iPhones running iOS 14 or later, and iPads…

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How to Use 'Separation Alerts' in iOS 15 so You Never Forget Your Phone Again

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If you’re like me, leaving the house is consistently a last-minute, out-of-breath dash as you desperately try to avoid being late to wherever you’re going. As such, things like keys, bags, even MacBooks are often forgotten, remembered only when it’s too late. If that’s true for you, you’ll want to take advantage of…

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How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

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Adding captions to photos can help you to add context or a note to a picture or video, and this is now easily done on iPhone and iPad.

Captions are a useful feature for cataloging images and adding notes about a photo too, for example maybe you took a photo of people and you wanted to add a caption with each of their names, or perhaps you took a photo or video of an event and you want to add a caption to specify what it was and help add some context to the image, or for future reference. Captions could also be helpful when someone else goes through some of the…

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How to Translate Text on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know your iPhone and iPad can translate text for you from foreign languages? If you’ve been on international trips, or interacted with anyone who speaks a foreign language, you likely know it can be difficult to communicate with people who aren’t writing or speaking the same language as you. Apple intends to make this a lot easier with the Translate app, which is native to modern iPhone and iPads. Much like you can translate speech, you can also translate written text too.

The Translate app first arrived with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 devices to make…

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How to Check if iPhone is Unlocked

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Wondering how you can tell if an iPhone is unlocked? Did you recently purchase a new iPhone for yourself or maybe for someone else as a gift? Or perhaps you are reselling your used iPhone, or considering switching carriers? Maybe you’re thinking of traveling to a different area and you’re wondering if you can swap in a local SIM card? Whatever the case, you may want to make sure that your iPhone is capable of accepting any SIM card.

There are multiple ways to check if an iPhone is locked to a specific carrier or not. For starters, typically the iPhones that…

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How to Finally FaceTime Your Non-Apple Friends

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If you’re an Apple devotee, there’s a good chance the company’s Messages and FaceTime services are two of the key features that keep you locked into the Cupertino ecosystem. But now, Apple has opened the floodgates just a crack, allowing us to invite anyone to a FaceTime call—even those on Android and Windows.

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How to Turn On the New 'Announce Notifications' on Your iPhone

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One of the convenient new features that’s coming in iOS 15 (already available in public beta) is the ability to have Siri read out notifications from both Apple and third-party apps. Users have had the option to have Siri announce calls and texts for a while, but Announce Notifications lets you customize what…

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How to Enroll in the iOS 15 Developer Beta Right Now

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The public beta for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 starts sometime in July, but users can get their hands on Apple’s new mobile operating systems even earlier by installing the developer builds. These versions are less stable than the eventual public beta, and there are several requirements you’ll need to meet, but it’s the…

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How to Make Sense of What Apple Has Done to the Podcasts App

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In April, Apple made some long-overdue changes to its Podcasts app, part of an overhaul of the company’s general approach to the podcasting market that will allow podcasts makers to charge subscription fees for their content via Apple’s homegrown app. Unfortunately, the changes have proved frustrating to many longtime…

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How to Preemptively Block Ad-Tracking on Your Android

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Later this year, Google will begin blocking advertisers and developers from accessing a device’s advertising ID if users opt-out of personalized ads, mirroring the controversial changes (controversial to advertisers, anyway) that Apple introduced in iOS 14.5. While you’re waiting, though, you can opt-out of…

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