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How to Use Captions to Organize Your iPhone Photo Library

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Google Photos does a great job sorting through your photos using a text search, thanks to the tech giant’s prowess with image recognition, machine learning, and, er, search. Apple’s Photos app isn’t nearly as useful—but you can do a few things to fix that.

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How to Make Your iPhone's Voice Memos Sound Better

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The iPhone’s Voice Memos app is easy to use to record anything from a college lecture to a podcast—but not all recordings turn out to have the quality you’d like. You might end up with wind noise in the background, or a speaker’s voice that is barely audible. With patience (and some audio editing skills), you might…

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How to Know When Your iPhone Could Be Recording You

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You’ve probably had the (legitimate) fear that your smartphone is listening or watching you. Your iPhone certainly isn’t without privacy risks, and you should absolutely audit your settings and all of your app permissions, but one helpful feature that Apple has built in is a visual warning when your device is queued…

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How to Check Privacy Data for Apps on iPhone, iPad, Mac, & PC

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Have you ever wanted to check the kind of personal data that’s collected by a particular app during usage? Specifically, the data that’s used to track you or link to your identity? Apple makes it easy and straightforward for its users, putting people’s privacy at the forefront.

Apple has brought some major changes to privacy and stepped up its security measures to protect user data. The company has made it mandatory to have App Privacy labels for the apps that are published on the App Store. This makes it easier for normal users to figure out all the…

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How to Fix the iPhone 13's 'Unlock With Apple Watch' Bug

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So, you bought a brand new iPhone 13, 13 mini, 13 Pro, or 13 Pro Max. Congratulations! Are you enjoying the new and improved cameras? The 120 Hz pro displays? Or are you pissed because your $1,000 iPhone won’t unlock when you’re wearing a mask—even though your old iPhone did just fine? Let’s help you fix this “Unlock…

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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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