Category: mobile phones

How to Find Your Lost iPhone, Even If It's Turned Off

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With the iOS 15 update, Apple is improving the Find My feature even further. This feature normally lets you find, locate, and erase lost Apple devices—but now, certain iPhones that are running iOS 15 will be trackable even after the iPhone is switched off (which is the first thing that a thief does). How does it work?…

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How to Force Restart or Use ‘Recovery Mode’ on Your iPhone 13

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Now that you’ve got yourself a brand new iPhone 13, it’s time to learn a few basics. We all know that even the latest and greatest hardware doesn’t always work perfectly, so it’s good to know not only how to turn it on and shut it down, but also how to force restart it, how to enter and exit recovery mode, and even…

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How to Fix the Express Transit Vulnerability on Your iPhone

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I love paying with my iPhone. I use Apple Pay at grocery stores, vending machines, and really anywhere else that’s compatible. However, if you use Apple Pay, too, be warned—a recently discovered security flaw could allow hackers to steal from right from your mobile wallet, particularly if you use public transit.

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What's the Point of AirPods Pro's Transparency Mode? And How to Customize It

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Transparency mode is one of the Apple AirPods Pro’s best features. Using a mix of internal and external microphones, it allows you to listen to music through you earbuds without totally shutting out the world around you. But not all ears are created equal, and some people might want to let through more sound than…

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How to Pre-order Your iPhone 13 Before Everyone Else

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Apple officially revealed the iPhone 13 lineup Tuesday, Sept. 14. There are new and improved cameras, a smaller notch, and 120 Hz high-refresh displays (Pro models only), among some other awesome new features. If you want to be one of the first to get your hands on one of these brand new iPhones, you’ll need to know…

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How to Stream the September 14th Apple Event (and What to Expect)

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Apple recently announced its next hardware showcase is planned for Tuesday, September 14, so we could be just a few days away from finally seeing the rumored iPhone 13 and other upcoming Apple products for the first time.

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How to Use 'Live Text,' the Best New Feature in iOS 15

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There’s a lot going on in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, from small features like Background Sounds to banner features like FaceTime SharePlay. But the one feature that’s going to have a huge impact on your day-to-day life is Live Text.

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How to Restore an iPhone Without the Password

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So, you forgot your iPhone’s password. It happens to the best of us. And you can guess all you want, but after too many attempts the system begins to lock you out. At first, it’s in short bursts, but after too many wrong guesses, your iPhone is locked for good. It might not be pretty, but here’s how to get yourself…

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How to Turn Your iPhone Into a Free High-Res Webcam

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Apple makes a mean iPhone camera, but when it comes to their Macs, it’s a whole different story. Sure, they’re getting better, with the M1 Macs having the best of the bunch, but there are a lot of Macs out there with subpar webcams. If you use an external display for your MacBook, you might not even have a good webcam…

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How to Make Sure Your AirPods Pro Are Actually Fully Charged

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Ever wondered why your AirPods Pro’s battery level almost always hovers around 80 percent? This is because Apple automatically enables a feature that reduces battery aging—and as a consequence, slows down the charging speed significantly once your AirPods Pro’s battery is 80 percent charged. If you’re in a hurry to…

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