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How to Restore HomePod Mini with Mac or PC

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Is your HomePod Mini not working? Whether HomePod is not responding at all no matter what you’ve tried, or is apparently bricked, you can try restarting, resetting, or even restoring your HomePod Mini to get it to work.

Unlike the regular HomePod, the HomePod Mini comes with a USB-C charging cable, meaning you can potentially connect it to your computer’s USB-C port. While it cannot be used to transfer content, your computer can be used to restore your HomePod’s software to factory defaults, which may be useful if you’re not able to find your device in…

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Downloading MacOS IPSW Files for Apple Silicon Macs

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The latest Apple Silicon Macs can use IPSW files to restore and revive Mac hardware, similar to how iPhone and iPad can use IPSW files for firmware updates and restores. Unsurprisingly, this means there are now Mac IPSW files for the Apple Silicon M1 Macs.

The usage of IPSW files is generally considered advanced, and with the Mac IPSW files this is particularly true because they’re a bit of a hassle to use for restoring and reviving Apple Silicon Macs. But more on that in a moment. If you’re wondering where you can download MacOS IPSW files from, you can get…

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How to Restore iOS Backups in MacOS with Finder (Big Sur & Catalina)

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As you likely know by now, iOS and iPadOS device backups are handled differently in macOS Big Sur and MacOS Catalina compared to Mojave and earlier that ran iTunes. Instead of iTunes for device management, device syncing, backups, and restores are all handled in the Finder now instead.

We’ve already explained how to go about creating a backup of your iPhone or iPad using Finder, but what about restoring that iOS or iPadOS backup? The hope is that you’ll never need it, but here’s how you go about doing it if you’re using macOS 10.15 or later.

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How to Restore iPhone or iPad with Windows PC & iTunes

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Restoring an iPhone or iPad can be necessary sometimes, usually as a troubleshooting procedure. If you’re a Windows PC user, you can restore iPhone and iPad easily with iTunes.

Restoring a device can be helpful if you’re facing issues with your iOS device, or if you’re simply planning to sell or trade it for a newer device. Restoration with iTunes on a PC means that you erase all the content from the device, and then typically restore your iPhone or iPad back to its factory settings, or with a previously made backup.

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How to Restore Lost Calendars & Reminders from iCloud

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If you’re an avid iPhone or iPad user, there’s a pretty good chance that you schedule events or add reminders to the Calendar app in order to keep track of your appointments throughout the week. Thanks to Siri, it just takes a couple of seconds to create an event or reminder too. These reminders and calendar events are automatically synced across all your Apple devices by harnessing the power of iCloud, so they’re readily available no matter what device you use.

But what happens if you lose your Calendars and Reminders? Losing calendars and reminders data…

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