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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 Convert WebP Images to JPG on Mac

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Do you want to convert some WebP images that are stored on your Mac to JPEG? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that you can get this done pretty easily on your Mac. The best part is that you don’t have to install any additional software on your computer, since the feature is natively available on macOS.

WebP is an image format developed by Google that utilizes both lossy and lossless compression to reduce the file size. In comparison to a typical JPEG image which is the most popular image format, WebP can be anywhere between 25-35% smaller in file size with…

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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 Change the Default Keychain on Mac

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Did you know that you can create multiple keychains on your Mac, in addition to the default keychain associated with your login? Moreover, you can set other keychains you created as the default keychain on your macOS computer, which then become where your login and password credentials are stored. Most users won’t need to do this, but there are particular circumstances where it can be useful or helpful.

If you aren’t familiar with Keychain, it is a password management tool developed by Apple that’s seamlessly integrated into macOS, iPadOS, and iOS…

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How to Install Hidden Fonts in macOS Big Sur & Catalina

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Did you know that your Mac has hidden fonts that are disabled by default? If your Mac is running macOS Big Sur, Catalina, or later, you can access all these hidden fonts and install them for free.

It turns out that Apple obtained licenses for a slew of new fonts in macOS that can be used system-wide, but these fonts aren’t installed on the Mac by default. Instead, these are an optional download and you might not necessarily be aware of this. Since these fonts can be used system-wide, you’ll get to use them in the documents or projects that you’re working…

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How to Get macOS Big Sur as a DMG File

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Some Mac users may be interested in obtaining macOS Big Sur as a DMG file, so that they can use the disk image with a virtual machine, to create bootable media, for archival purposes, for cloning, or any other reason. It turns out that macOS Big Sur is available to download as an installer application, and from that you can build a macOS Big Sur DMG file, and that’s what we’ll show you how to do.


For what it’s worth, if you’re looking to create boot media, it’s probably better to simply make a macOS Big Sur bootable install USB drive using the more…

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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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