Category: smartphones

How to Streamline Your iPhone 14 Pro’s Always-On Display

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With the 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max, Apple has finally brought an always-on display (AOD) to the iPhone. Android devices had the feature for years ago and Apple has been producing compatible OLED displays for almost as long, yet only now are we able to keep our iPhone displays illuminated 27/7. Huzzah! Except the execution…

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How to Fix the Most Annoying iPhone Features in iOS 16

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iOS 16 is filled with awesome new features, from the ability to instantly copy the subject from images to a whole new customizable Lock Screen with widgets. But when it comes to new OS releases, there is no such thing as perfect. While the new release is packed with some great stuff, there are also a couple of…

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How to Install Unsupported Apps on Older iPhones

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As much as Apple will want you to buy the iPhone 14, your old phone is probably serving you just fine, even if the company doesn’t officially support it anymore. But the bigger problem with aging tech isn’t necessarily the lack of official software support, it’s when third-party developers stop making apps for your…

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How to See Your iPhone's Battery Percentage All the Time Again

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When you look at the battery icon on your iPhone, you get a rough enough idea of how much battery life you still have to work with. But if you want to know exactly where you stand, you need to swipe down from the top right into Control Center, where Apple has hidden away the battery percentage for years.

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How to Instantly Customize Lock Screen Notifications in iOS 16

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Every year, and with every iOS update, it seems Apple tries to do something new when it comes to iPhone notifications. We’re not talking about reinventing the wheel or going the Android route—just incremental changes that improve your quality of life, at least as it pertains to your device.

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How to Install the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 Betas

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Apple announced iOS and iPadOS 16 during its WWDC event today, Monday, June 6. The new update sports some big changes, such as a customizable Lock Screen, revamped notifications, and the ability to edit and undo messages, while bringing some macOS window management to the iPad (finally). While the software won’t be…

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How to Add Speed Dial to Your iPhone

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Speed dial was an essential efficiency tool back when you needed to dial every number by hand. Rather than waste precious seconds punching the same digits every day, you could program your favorite contacts to designated spots on either a landline or a cell phone for quick, single-button access. Of course, these…

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How to Stop Someone From Editing the iMessages They Send You

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Apple’s iOS 16 introduces some awesome new Messaging features: With the new update, you can recover deleted messages for up to 30 days, mark messages as unread to return to later, and you have more options for SharePlay than ever before. The two Messages features that made headlines, however, were the ability to edit…

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How to Stop Your iPhone Camera From Recognizing Text Everywhere

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Back when it was first released, we called Live Text the best new feature in iOS 15, and it’s not hard to see why—the tool can recognize any text in any photo (or within the camera view) so you can copy and share it. But the more we use it, the more annoying we find it can be. When you’re in the camera view, for…

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How to Use Captions to Organize Your iPhone Photo Library

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Google Photos does a great job sorting through your photos using a text search, thanks to the tech giant’s prowess with image recognition, machine learning, and, er, search. Apple’s Photos app isn’t nearly as useful—but you can do a few things to fix that.

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