Category: iPadOS

How to Link Shazam to Spotify Instead of Apple Music

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If you’re an iPhone user who uses the Shazam app to quickly identify songs that are being played in the background, and you’re also a Spotify user, you’ll be pleased to know that you can link your Spotify account within the app. Doing this can greatly improve your experience with Shazam in a couple of different ways.

Shazam is a service that’s owned by Apple and hence, Apple Music is primarily recommended by the app over the competition. However, the app that’s used by millions of users to identify a song in the background simply cannot overlook the…

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How to Stop Podcasts Auto-Downloading New Episodes to iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the built-in Podcasts app for listening to your favorite podcasts on your iPhone and iPad? If so, you might want to turn off automatic downloads, especially if you’re low on internet data or storage space on your device.

Apple’s Podcasts app is a home to nearly a million podcasts and is obviously very popular. By default, the app automatically downloads all the new episodes on to your device. This not only uses up your internet data cap, but also takes up valuable storage space on your iOS device. You probably already know that clearing Podcasts…

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How to Save Files Received via iMessage on iPhone & iPad

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Did you receive an important work-related document or file from your colleague via iMessage? Maybe a friend or family member messaged you a spreadsheet or PDF file? If you have received any file within the Messages app on iPhone or iPad, you may be looking to store it somewhere safe or easily accessible for later use. Thanks to the built-in Files app for iOS and iPadOS, managing your iMessage files is pretty easy to do, as you can save them to your device similar to how you can save photos and videos from Messages app too.

Apple’s iMessage like most other…

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How to Disable Typing Indicators in Signal

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Looking to be sneaky while texting your friends and colleagues on Signal? Not everyone wants to let the other person know that they’re typing. Signal gives you a unique setting unlike most other messaging platforms that allow you to disable typing indicators if necessary.

Most messaging platforms today indicate you when someone is typing a message. Although this is a really nice feature to have so that you don’t leave the chat during the middle of a conversation, it has its fair share of negatives. Accidental presses can trigger the typing indicator, and…

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How to Improve Recording Quality of Voice Memos on iPhone & iPad

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Do you regularly use the built-in Voice Memos app to record audio using your iPhone or iPad? In that case, you may be interested in using this neat but simple trick to improve the quality of the recorded audio.

Voice Memos records the audio just fine out of the box without any issues, but advanced users may sometimes want the added benefit of lossless quality, especially if they’re using an external microphone. The app records compressed audio so that the recorded files don’t take a lot of storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

If you’re looking to…

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How to Access Windows Shared Folders from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to access specific files and folders on your Windows computer right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in Files app, it’s fairly simple and straightforward to connect to SMB file servers which includes shared Windows folders on a network.

This feature was added to the Files app in modern iOS and iPadOS releases, so if you’re running a version older than 13 you won’t find this option available on your device. Aside from that, you can take advantage of it as long as you’re sharing folders from your Windows computer on a local…

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Make Siri Respond to Voice Even if iPhone Screen Covered

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Do you frequently take advantage of Siri to perform various tasks on your iPhone? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now use Siri without taking your phone out of the pocket, or in other situations where the iPhone screen is covered.

Most of us are already aware of the “Hey Siri” feature that’s available on modern iPhones and iPads. Although it allows you to activate Siri with just a voice command, your device stops listening for “Hey Siri” when you’re phone is laying face down, or if the screen is covered. One good example would be…

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How to Add & Remove People in Signal Group Chat

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If you’ve been motivated by others to get on the popular Signal messenger app, chances are decent that you also got invited and added to a group chat. Group chats are a quick way to get started on a new messaging platform and hence, you may be looking to add some of your friends to the group as well.

Signal has been the talk of the town lately, mostly due to appreciation by popular media for its vast array of privacy-oriented features. Therefore, it’s no surprise that some of your friends decided to try it out and requested you to install the app as well….

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How to Create Messenger Rooms on iPhone & iPad

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You may already know that Facebook Messenger can be used for making video calls and group video calls from your iOS or iPadOS device. Messenger Rooms, on the other hand, are a different implementation of the same service developed by Facebook to compete against the likes of Zoom.

Basically Messenger Rooms are an alternative video conferencing service to those offered by Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, Google Meets, and the myriad others. And with over 2.6 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the biggest social network in the world, so it’s easy to see why some…

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