Category: iOS 15

How to Disable Spotlight Search from Lock Screen on iPhone

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Spotlight Search is enabled by default on the iPhone Lock Screen, along with Today View. This may be convenient for some users, but for others it’s either annoying, unnecessary, or a potential privacy breech as anyone who picks up the iPhone can see and search through your apps, calendar, and other personal data.

While the lock screen search and Today view doesn’t reveal everything an unlocked iPhone does, it can still be too much for some users. And of course for others, they may just find the feature to be annoying and to activate unintentionally, for…

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How to Stop Email Trackers on Your iPhone, iPad, and Mac

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You might already know that websites and apps track you. It’s so common now we don’t even bat an eye. But did you know the same thing applies to emails as well?

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How to Remove Background Noise From FaceTime Calls on iPhone, iPad, & Mac

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Making FaceTime calls from a noisy room has been challenging for many iPhone, iPad, and Mac users. Thankfully, Apple has implemented a software trick to block out all the ambient noise to improve the audio quality of FaceTime conversations. Read along and we’ll show you how to remove background noise during FaceTime calls on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Apple introduced two new microphone modes for FaceTime with iOS 15 and macOS Monterey, one of which purely focuses on eliminating background noise during audio and video calls. The new Voice Isolation mode uses…

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How to Tell Which Apps Can See Your Private iPhone Data

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Every year, Apple releases new features that both improve data privacy on the iPhone, and set a new benchmark for the industry as a whole. With iOS 15, it’s all about transparency. iOS 15.2 brings a new feature called App Privacy Report that provides a visual, easy-to-read report of all the ways an app is using or…

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How to Reset and Erase a Locked iPhone Without Connecting to a Mac or PC

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iOS 15.2 is filled with features big and small. Along with features like Digital Legacy and App Privacy Report, comes a feature we’ve been waiting years for; the ability to completely erase and reset a locked iPhone without needing to connect it to a Mac or PC first.

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How to Pass on Your iPhone Data After You Die

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Our digital lives are heavily intertwined with our “real” lives, and Apple is finally starting to acknowledge that. The data that lives in our iCloud accounts is not only important to us, but also to our family members. Now, there’s a way for our loved ones to access our digital data when we no longer can.

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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 Check Whether an iPhone Has ‘Genuine’ Apple Parts Without Opening It Up

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Apple has always placed a huge emphasis on using genuine Apple parts for iPhone repairs, and now, with iOS15.2, you can finally check to see if any non-genuine parts have been used in yours. If you only buy new iPhones, this probably isn’t of much interest to you; however, if you buy iPhones second-hand off…

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How to See All Links Shared With You Over Messages from Safari on iPhone & iPad

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Have you ever wanted an easy way to view all the web links your contacts share with you on iMessage? In that case, you have every reason to be excited about the new Shared With You feature that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 brings to the table.

Separating all the links you get during a conversation or a group chat becomes really hard when people share them frequently. Thankfully, Apple has alleviated this issue with the new Shared With You feature that automatically puts shared content into the relevant apps. For instance, if someone sends you a link over iMessage, iOS…

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How to Lock Your Secrets in the Notes App (and Why You Should)

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Searching for data or photo lockers will lead you to many apps. Some of them are genuinely secure—others, less so—but given that you’re dealing with secure data (documents, photos, security codes, or bank details), you maybe don’t want to trust a third-party iPhone app that happens to have a thousand 5-star reviews.…

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