Category: iPhone

Why Zoomed Photos Look Bad on Your iPhone (and How to Fix Them)

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When you want to get closer to a subject without actually moving, you zoom. It’s a camera feature that’s been around for decades, and one that’s alive and well on the iPhone. However, you might have noticed your zoom shots don’t come out quite as crisp as your normal pictures. In fact, they sometimes look like…

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How to Type the Upside-down Exclamation Point ¡ on iPhone & iPad

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The upside-down exclamation point is frequently used in some languages, and if you’re on an iPhone or iPad you may be wondering how to type the inverted exclamation point on the virtual keyboard.

Like most things on iPhone and iPad, it’s simple, at least once you learn how it’s done. We’ll show you how to type the inverted exclamation point on iPhone and iPad using both the onscreen virtual keyboard, and with a physical keyboard as well.

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How to Update Your AirPods

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Apple often issues firmware updates for its entire AirPods line, including AirPods Pro, AirPods 2, AirPods 3, and AirPods Max. However, the company doesn’t make it clear how to actually update your AirPods, nor do they share what each firmware update does. So here’s how to do it, whatever model of AirPods you use.

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Scan Text Into Notes on iPhone & iPad

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The Notes app on modern iPhone and iPad system software versions includes a handy feature that lets you scan text directly into the notes app. The text you want to scan can be printed or handwritten, and the scanning is done directly within the Notes app instantaneously. After the text is scanned into the Notes app, you can edit it as needed at any time if you’d like to.

This is a great feature if you want to digitize a collection of anything that is printed or handwritten, be they letters, family recipes, receipts, manuscripts, books, magazines, flyers, or just…

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How to Disable Live Text on iPhone & iPad

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Live Text is useful and interesting feature that allows users to select any text, words, or numbers found within an image, and then copy, define, lookup, or search for that selected text. For iPhone and iPad users, this can be convenient for many obvious use cases, but for some users it can also be frustrating as the text selection tools may show up when attempting to adjust a photo, or when you don’t want to actually select text within a photo or picture.

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How to Turn Off or On Headphone Notifications on iPhone

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The iPhone has a nice optional health feature called Headphone Notifications, that aims to protect your hearing from loud music and sounds.

What exactly does Headphone Notifications do, you ask? In layman’s terms, the feature notifies you if you’ve been listening to loud audio via headphones. How does your iPhone know if your music is too loud, you ask? Basically, your iPhone analyzes your headphone audio levels, and checks if you’ve reached the recommended 7-day audio exposure limit. This is a feature that some users may really want to enable, while other…

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How to Type the Inverted Question Mark on iPhone & iPad ¿

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¿ Need to type the inverted question mark from your iPhone or iPad? Whether you’re learning a foreign language, speak another language fluently, or simply need access to the ¿ punctuation character for any other reason, typing the inverted question mark symbol is very easy from iPhone or iPad.

We’ll show you two ways to type ¿ on the iPhone and iPad, using the onscreen keyboard and also using a hardware keyboard.

Typing Upside Down Question Mark on iPhone & iPad Onscreen Keyboards ¿

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How to Control+F Search on iPhone & iPad in Safari

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Many computer users associate Control+F with searching for text on a web page, and if you’re coming to the iPhone or iPad from the Windows world, you may be wondering how you can use the equivalent to the Control+F search in the Safari browser on iPhone and iPad.

The Safari web browser on iPhone and iPad has a built in Find On Page search feature that easily allows you to search for matched text on a webpage, mimicking the behavior of Control+F search for users who are coming to the platform from Windows. And arguably, the iPhone and iPad method is even easier…

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Set Telegram Account to Automatically Self Destruct and Delete Itself

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Did you know you can set your Telegram account to self destruct, automatically deleting itself after a set amount of time if you don’t login to it?

If you’re a privacy and security buff and you’re looking to gain a unique additional layer of privacy with Telegram, you can set your Telegram account to delete itself after no activity has been detected in 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, or 12 months. For example, if you choose one month, and you don’t sign into your Telegram account in a month, the account will automatically delete itself, including all…

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How to Use the Gender Neutral Siri Voice

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Siri now has a non-binary gender neutral voice option available to users who prefer to not have a stereotypically male or female Siri voice.

While Apple somewhat recently removed all gender identifying information from Siri voices, simply referring to them as ‘Voice 1’ and so on, the introduction of the gender neutral non-binary Siri voice is freshly available on the latest iOS, iPadOS, and MacOS releases. Apple calls the gender neutral voice, “Voice 5”, and you can set it on any Mac, iPhone, or iPad.

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