Category: iPod Touch

How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

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If your iPhone or iPad is frozen or not recognizing touchscreen inputs, a forced restart may be necessary to get it working again. The force restart method allows you to shut down and reboot the iPhone without using the touchscreen.

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How to Install iOS 15 Public Beta on iPhone or iPad

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Want to try out the public beta of iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 on your iPhone or iPad? Now that the public beta is available to download, interested users can run the public beta on their compatible iPhone or iPad right now and get a look at the new features, instead of having to wait until the fall for the final version to come out.

Of course all typical beta caveats apply; beta system software is less stable than final versions, not all features or apps may work as expected, third party apps may not work at all, and you should expect to run into bugs. But if you’re…

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How to Install iOS 15 Developer Beta on iPhone

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Apple introduced iOS 15 at the 2021 WWDC event, and its early build is already available for developers to download and install. If you’re a developer yourself, or just have a dev account, you probably want to try out iOS 15 beta and install it onto an iPhone so that you can check it out.

While iOS 15 dev beta is aimed at developers, technically anyone can get into the developer program by paying a $99 annual fee. Don’t want to spend money to test out an early build? No problem, Apple will roll out the public beta in July.

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iPhone Models Supporting iOS 15

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Wondering if your iPhone will support iOS 15? Not all iPhone models will, but fortunately the list of compatible devices is pretty generous.

iOS 15 for iPhone has some new and compelling features, ranging from screen sharing with FaceTime, to Notifications improvements, new widgets, a redesigned Weather app, and so much more.

Let’s review the official list of compatible iOS 15 devices.

iOS 15 Supported iPhone List

Here is the official list of supported iPhone and iPod touch models:

  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone…

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iPhone / iPad Screen Not Rotating? Here’s How to Fix Stuck Screen Rotation

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Is your iPhone or iPad’s screen stuck in landscape or portrait mode while using a particular app? Or perhaps, you’re unable to switch between the orientations no matter what you do on your device? This issue is not exactly uncommon, but it’s frustrating, and fortunately, it’s very minor and pretty easy to fix.

Switching between Landscape mode and Portrait mode is common behavior on iPhone and iPad. Entering landscape view or portrait orientation on iPhones and iPads is routine, but technically speaking the feature is limited to supported apps, and that…

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Fix “Unable to Install Update” Error for iOS & iPadOS

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If you’re trying to install an iOS or iPadOS software update and discover a failure error that states “Unable to Install Update – An error occurred installing iOS 14.5” (or any iOS/iPadOS x.x.x) with an option to Retry or to Remind Me Later, you may be understandably frustrated. Fortunately this is usually pretty easy to get around.


This “Unable to Install Update. An Error Occurred” failure and error can happen with basically any iOS or iPadOS version so it’s not limited to any particular release. It’s typically only experienced when attempting…

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How to Read Messages Without Sending Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad with Haptic Touch

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If you use Read Receipts for Messages on iPhone or iPad, you may be wondering if it’s possible to read new inbound messages without triggering the sending of the “Read” read receipt. Well you’re in luck, because it turns out that with a little Haptic Touch trick, you can preview messages and keep them as unread, without triggering the read receipt.

Reading Messages Without Read Receipts on iPhone & iPad

For this to work, you must ignore the inbound message(s), and not have them open in the Messages app. Instead, here’s what you can do to preview and…

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How to Close Search-Matched Safari Tabs on iPhone or iPad

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You may already know that you can search Safari browser tabs on iPhone or iPad for matching terms, words, and keywords, but a lesser known iOS and iPadOS Safari trick allows you to close those search-matched Safari tabs too.

For example, if you have a bunch of browser tabs open in Safari on an iPad or iPhone that are recipes, you can search tabs for ‘recipe’ and selectively close all of those ‘recipe’ keyword matched tabs in iOS and iPadOS. Sounds convenient, right?

How to Close Search-Matched Safari Tabs on iPhone or iPad

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How to Switch Between Apps on iPhone & iPad

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If you’re new to the iPhone or iPad ecosystem, you might want to learn how to switch between apps, which is a significant part of a multitasking experience. There are actually more than one way to switch between apps on your iOS or ipadOS device, so let’s review how app switching works.

Regardless of whether you’re using an iOS or iPadOS, many people try to work with multiple apps concurrently, wanting to move data from one to another to look at information from one and use that data to take action in another app. For example, let’s say you’re…

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How to Start an iPhone Instant Hotspot from iPad

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The iPad can immediately start and connect to an iPhone Hotspot, without having to interact with the iPhone to turn it on manually. This makes for an ultra-fast way to connect an iPad to the internet through an iPhone’s shared internet connection.

This iPad ability is quite similar to using iPhone Instant Hotspot from the Mac, except rather than accessing it from a menu bar you access Instant Hotspot through the Settings app.

How to Start & Connect to iPhone Hotspot from iPad

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