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How to Customize Photos Widget on iPhone

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Have you been using the Photos widget on your iPhone’s home screen to reminisce about your memories? If so, you may want further control over what is shown on the widget, and perhaps see just your favorite photos rather than everything in your Photos library. Fortunately, there’s a workaround for that using a third party widget.

The ability to add widgets to the iPhone home screen is one of the biggest features that iOS 14 and newer has to offer, at least visually, as it allows users to customize their home screens considerably. However, the stock Photos…

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How to Enable Apple ProRAW on iPhone 12 Pro & iPhone 12 Pro Max

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If you recently purchased an iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 Pro Max for it’s excellent camera and use it to take photos frequently, you’re in for a surprise. As long as you’re running iOS 14.3 or later, Apple has added the ability to capture photos using Apple ProRAW image format. Many of you may not necessarily be sure of what it means, but we’ve got you covered.

In simple terms, the new Apple ProRAW format will allow you to capture 12-bit RAW image files with your iPhone. For those who aren’t familiar with RAW files, they’re basically uncompressed…

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How to Delete All Photos from iMessage Threads on iPhone & iPad

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Data, photos, and videos within the Messages app could take a chunk of your iPhone or iPad storage space, especially if you send and receive a lot of media over iMessage. One solution to this is to delete all photos from Messages threads when your device is running low on storage.

The media that are shared over iMessage are not saved in your iOS or ipadOS photo library as a separate album, so you can’t find them directly in the Photos app, but you can use a trick to view all photos in a Messages thread. Scrolling through your iMessage conversations and…

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How to View All Photos in Messages Threads on iPhone & iPad

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Scrolling through days or weeks of Messages conversations on iPhone or iPad to find that one photo you’re looking for is such a tedious process. However, if you use iMessage for texting your friends, family, and colleagues, there’s a neat trick to quickly access all your media and browse through all photos that have been exchanged.

Whether you’re using an iPhone or iPad, all the images and videos that are sent and received through the Messages app are stored on your device. These can be viewed at any time, shared with others, and saved to your photo…

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How to Completely Turn Off Live Photo on iPhone Camera

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Most iPhone users know that you can enable or disable Live Photos directly from within the Camera app on iPhone every time you take a photo. But you also may notice that if you turn off Live Photos in the camera app by toggling the button, the next time you use the Camera app the Live Photos feature is back on again. This is because the default behavior of the Camera app is to automatically reset the have Live Photo turned on, even if you turned it off the last time you used the camera on the iPhone (or iPad for that matter).

Fortunately there’s a solution to…

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How to Sync Photos Between iPhone and Mac with Finder in macOS Catalina & Big Sur

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For many users, the easiest and best way to sync your photos across multiple devices is undoubtedly using iCloud Photos on the Mac, but that requires a reliable high speed internet connection, and depending on the amount of photos you have, perhaps a lot of iCloud space too.

Fortunately, another option exists, and you can still sync things directly between iPhone and Mac with a cable the old fashioned way, should you want to use that option for whatever reason. Naturally, this article is going to show you how you can sync photos directly between an iPhone,…

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How to Create Shared Photo Albums on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to share a bunch of your photos with your friends and family? This can be easily done with the help of Shared Albums feature on the iPhone and iPad.

Let’s say you had a family gathering, or went on a trip with a group of people, and all of you took pictures. If you want to see the pictures others took and share the ones you captured on your iOS device, you can create a shared album and add all the photos to it. Users who are part of a shared album will be able to add pictures to the album too, making photo sharing among iPhone and iPad owners a…

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How to Delete All Videos from iPhone & iPad

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Some iPhone and iPad users may decide they want to delete all videos from their devices. This can potentially save a lot of storage space, considering how large video files are, particularly when they’re captured as 1080p and 4K video. Interestingly, the videos that you record or download are both mixed along with the rest of your photos in the Photos app. Fortunately, it’s fairly easily to filter videos out of the photos list, as the app also displays content by media type.

If you’re running low on storage space, deleting videos might help you free up…

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How to Delete All Photos from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to remove all the photos from your iPhone or iPad? While there’s no direct option that lets you delete all photos at once from iPadOS or iOS, there is a handy trick to help you delete all photos from a device.

With the help of a lesser known gesture, you should be able to select your entire photo library in the matter of a few minutes and then remove the photos, clearing up storage and ridding a device of whatever pictures you have on it.

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How to Backup iPhone Photos to Google Photos, for Free

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Are you an iPhone user looking to backup your photos to the cloud, but you have either ran out of iCloud storage space, don’t want to pay for iCloud fees, or you’re already intertwined within the Google ecosystem? You’re certainly not alone. Thanks to Google Photos, there’s an alternate way to backup iPhone photos to the cloud, and it’s free.


Apple provides 5 GB of free iCloud storage with every account, but for many people, that’s not enough to store their stuff, let alone all of the photos in their libraries. Of course one solution is to pay Apple…

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