Category: iPhone

Problems with iOS 14.5.1 Update? Can’t Install? Battery Draining Issues?

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It appears that some users are having issues with iOS 14.5.1 and ipadOS 14.5.1, ranging from problems installing the update, to battery issues or a hot iPhone / iPad after install. These type of problems are usually rare, but they can happen to some users after virtually any system software update, and thus these circumstances are generally not specific to this release.

Like most iOS and iPadOS updates, these issues are usually easy to resolve if you experience them.

Problems Installing iOS 14.5.1 / iPadOS 14.5.1

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How to Unlock iPhone with Apple Watch

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Do you use an Apple Watch alongside your iPhone? If so, you may be excited to know that you can now use your Apple Watch to quickly unlock your Face ID-equipped iPhone, this may be particularly handy when you’re wearing a face mask. That’s right, you no longer have to type in the passcode.

Ever since mask wearing became common, Apple’s Face ID-equipped iPhones haven’t been able to do their job quite as well. Sure, there are tricks to use Face ID with a mask, but they’re not perfect either. As a result, you’re forced to type in your device passcode…

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How to Unlock That Hidden Debug Mode for AirTags in iOS 14.5

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Apple’s AirTags have a hidden debug mode that you can access pretty easily on your connected device (ideally, an iPhone). And while the features found within aren’t going to give you magical tracking powers, you can at least enjoy some of the data related to AirTag tracking. That, and you can change some colors, too.

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How to Check Your Headphone Volume Level In Real Time to Keep Your Ears Safe with iPhone & iPad

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Plenty of us know that listening to music too loudly can impair our hearing in the long term, but how loud is too loud? Apple has offered historical data on how loud your earphones have been blasting music for a while, but with modern iOS and iPadOS versions, that feature is now available in real-time, and for the first time, on iPhone and iPad.


Doctors say that listening to anything of around 80dB for more than 40 hours per week can increase the chance of loss of hearing – and that isn’t something you want to risk. This new feature helps us to visualize how…

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How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

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It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker…

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How to Automatically Set Your iPhone Screen Orientation for Every App in iOS 14.5

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Apple has added a few helpful new Shortcut actions to iOS 14.5. We’ve previously talked about one, which lets you drop a new “Take Screenshots” action into any of your programmed Shortcuts. Joining it is a a new action for your device’s Orientation Lock, which allows you fine-tune when you want it on (almost always)…

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How to Enable LED Flash Notifications on iPhone

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How’d you like the LED camera flash on the back of iPhone to flash when a notification or phone call comes into the device? Do you place your iPhone face down on the desk? Or, do you keep it in silent mode most of the time? In any case, you might be interested in taking advantage of its LED flash for notification alerts.

Normally when you receive a notification, your iPhone’s screen lights up. However, that’s not the case if it’s placed face down. In such cases, using the built-in LED flash can be a good indicator when you get alerts. It’s…

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How to Automatically Reduce Loud Headphone Audio on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know that your iPhone can automatically lower the audio level coming out of your headphones? That’s right, no more “RIP headphone users” moments when you’re watching YouTube videos. This feature is pretty easy to enable and use on iPhone and iPad.

When you watch videos, regardless of the type of content and where they’re from, the audio levels aren’t consistent and in fact, they’re ever-changing depending on the scene. This is most noticeable when you’re wearing a pair of headphones and the volume spikes out of nowhere. Well, thankfully,…

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How to Add Accessibilty Features to Control Center on iPhone & iPad

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Do you make use of the various accessibility features on your iPhone or iPad? If so, you may be surprised to know that you can add shortcuts and toggles for these features to the iOS and iPadOS Control Center, in order to access them faster.

The Control Center on iOS houses a bunch of toggles to enable/disable key features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, adjust brightness, volume, and more. However, you’re not limited to the shortcuts that are already present. In fact, you can customize the Control Center any way you want and add toggles that you find useful. Since…

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How to Use Screen Share With Discord on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know you can screen share with Discord, right from your iPhone or iPad? Of course you can screen share from your other devices too, but we’ll be covering iOS and iPadOS here.

Discord has become one of the more popular social networking platforms over the past couple of years with roughly 300 million users across the globe. If you recently started using this app for group video chats, meetings, or even online classes in some cases, you may be interested in the recently added screen sharing feature that it has to offer.

Although Discord originally…

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