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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 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 Change Default Web Browser on iPhone & iPad

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Ever wanted to change your default web browser on iPhone from Safari to something like Chrome or Firefox? Perhaps you use another popular third-party browser like Chrome, Firefox, or Opera to browse the web instead on your other devices, and you want to keep consistent. Whatever the case, you’ll be pleased to know that you can now change the default web browser on your iPhone and iPad.

Safari has always been the default web browser on iPhones and iPads, and up until now there was no way you could change that, though you could always install other browsers and…

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How to Hide the Hidden Photos Album on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the Hidden photos album feature on your iPhone or iPad to hide photos you don’t want others to see? In that case, you’ll be excited to know that you can finally hide the “Hidden” album, preventing it from being visible within the Photos app.

Although the Hidden album has been an easy and convenient way to hide some of the photos in your library, it hasn’t really done a great job of truly hiding your photos so far. Anyone who opens the Photos app and scrolls down will be able to view this hidden album and access the photos like they…

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How to Change App Icons in iOS 14 with Shortcuts

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Did you know that you can set a custom icon for any app that you want to launch on your iOS or iPadOS device? Thanks to the Shortcuts app that comes preinstalled on iOS and iPadOS devices, you can actually use any image as an app icon. This lets you effectively change icons of apps on your home screen, and if you get really committed to it you can basically theme your device screen this way.

With the recent release of iOS 14, home screen customization has become increasingly popular, mostly due to the fact that you can now add widgets to your home screen of…

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How to Set Google Chrome as Default Browser on iPhone & iPad

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You can now change the default web browser app on iPhone and iPad to be Chrome, so if you’d rather use Chrome instead of Safari, that’s now an easy option, as long as your device is running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or later.

For the longest time, no matter what third-party browser you used on your iPhone, Safari was still the default web browser. This meant that whenever you click on a web link within apps, the page opens up in Safari, even if you’d rather use another browser like Google Chrome. You would then have to pass the link over to Chrome manually….

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How to Change the Default Mail App on iPhone & iPad in iOS 14

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One of of the more exciting new changes to iPhone and iPad is the ability to set third-party mail apps as default. This ability requires iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or later.

For now, you can change the default mail app to a different email client and change the default browser app too, so if you’re not a fan of the stock Mail app, or if you simply rely on another email app frequently, you’ll be excited to learn about this change.

Want to learn how you can set a different email client as the default mail app on your iPhone and iPad? Then read on!

How to Change…

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How to Use Sound Recognition Alerts on iPhone & iPad

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What if we told you that your iPhone or iPad can listen for sounds such as doorbells, fire alarms, car horns, dogs, cats, sirens, door knocks, water running, babies crying, and more? Whether you have any sort of hearing impairment, or perhaps just a device sitting in another room or part of the house, you may have trouble listening to the sounds around the home.

With the iOS 14 / iPadOS 14 update, Apple has introduced an all-new accessibility feature called Sound Recognition to assist people who are deaf or hard of hearing, but it’s obviously useful for other…

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iOS 14 Battery Life Bad & Draining Fast? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

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Does it seem like your iPhone or iPad’s battery performance has worsened after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14?

If you have recently updated to the latest iOS or iPadOS version and you’re having battery related issues, you’re not alone, and it’s not uncommon to run into these situations when new system software updates are made available.

Each year, after a major iOS update is rolled out by Apple, you may see a slew of complaints from users regarding reduction in battery life, various problems, and slow performance. If you’re one of those unlucky…

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