Category: iPod Touch

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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How to Delete Apps from iPhone & iPad via App Store with a Gesture Trick

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Have you ever gone to update apps and then realized you don’t even want some of these apps installed on your iPhone or iPad any longer? Now you can easily delete those apps right from the Updates section of the App Store.

As you likely know by now, updating apps on iPhone and iPad with iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and newer is a bit different from before. And while the change of location for updating apps has frustrated some users, the app updates functionality also gained a new ability to delete and remove apps directly from the Updates section. This makes it easier…

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How to Remove Apps from iPad & iPhone the Fast Way by Contextual Menu

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Want to quickly remove an app from your iPhone or iPad? There’s a faster way to delete apps from iPhone and iPad, and it’s available to any user who has a device running a modern version of system software.


You may already be familiar with the process or deleting apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 and newer, which is basically a variation on the longstanding tap, hold, wait for the apps to wiggle, then Delete trick, but with the latest iOS and iPadOS releases you have an even faster way to delete apps from iPhone and iPad devices.

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How to Add New Contacts on iPhone

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Wondering how to add a new contact to iPhone? Maybe you just met someone you’ll be chatting with in the future, or perhaps you want to add a business to your contacts list for easy future access and communication, there are many reasons why you’d want to add a new contact to your iPhone address book.

While there are multiple ways to add new contacts to an iPhone, the most direct way involves using the Contacts app itself to create a new contact card. There you will be able to specify the contacts name, number, email, and much more. We’ll also show you a…

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How to Send Message Effects with Voice Control on iPhone & iPad

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Did you know you can send iMessage effects by using only your voice? Thanks to the Voice Control accessibility feature, you can not only control every aspect of your iPhone or iPad hands-free, you can also send those fun iMessage screen effects without touching your device too.

Apple’s iOS and iPadOS both offer a ton of accessibility features like Color Filters to help people who have challenges with some colors or are color blind, VoiceOver for people with imperfect vision, the ability to use AirPods as hearing aids, and more. Voice Control is another such…

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