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How to Download YouTube Videos on Your Phone

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Want to watch YouTube videos offline on your smartphone? There are plenty of ways to do so, but it can get a bit confusing to find the right one. Even YouTube’s official download methods vary from region to region, and third-party video download methods keep changing. Here’s how to download YouTube videos on your…

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How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

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If your iPhone or iPad is frozen or not recognizing touchscreen inputs, a forced restart may be necessary to get it working again. The force restart method allows you to shut down and reboot the iPhone without using the touchscreen.

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How to Make Sense of What Apple Has Done to the Podcasts App

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In April, Apple made some long-overdue changes to its Podcasts app, part of an overhaul of the company’s general approach to the podcasting market that will allow podcasts makers to charge subscription fees for their content via Apple’s homegrown app. Unfortunately, the changes have proved frustrating to many longtime…

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How to Fix the Mysterious iPhone Wifi Bug (and Avoid It Altogether)

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An unusual bug is currently breaking iPhones’ wifi connections. Luckily, it’s easy enough to avoid—and to fix if your phone becomes afflicted—but dang, is it weird. In short, for some reason, if your iPhone connects to a wifi network named “%p%s%s%s%s%n,” the device’s wifi will cease to function. So don’t do that.

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How to Check the Battery Health on All Your Apple Devices

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If you’re like me, you relentlessly charge your devices even if doing so might be hurting the battery over the long-term. “This is the way,” I think to myself as I look over at the AirPods Pro charging case that I’ve left plugged in for the last three weeks.

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How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2021 Keynote Presentation, and What to Expect

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Next week, Apple will again hold its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event. Like last year, WWDC 2021 is online-only due to the ongoing pandemic, but you can still expect the tech super-giant to make some big announcements, including our first good looks at iOS 15, macOS 12, and—if the rumors are to be…

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How to Stop Apple Music CarPlay From Crashing Until There's a Real Fix

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Over the last few days, we’ve seen lots of reports across Reddit and social media that Apple Music on CarPlay has been crashing unexpectedly. While we don’t know the specific cause, and there’s no confirmed fix yet, there are a few workarounds you can try while you wait.

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How to Unlock That Hidden Debug Mode for AirTags in iOS 14.5

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Apple’s AirTags have a hidden debug mode that you can access pretty easily on your connected device (ideally, an iPhone). And while the features found within aren’t going to give you magical tracking powers, you can at least enjoy some of the data related to AirTag tracking. That, and you can change some colors, too.

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How to Set Up Every iOS 14.5 Feature Worth Knowing About

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It’s been just over a week since iOS 14.5 debuted, and we’ve spent a chunk of time going over the most interesting features the operating system has to offer. This is one update I wouldn’t wait to install, if for nothing else than it’s the only way your iPhone will tell you if someone has slipped an AirTag tracker…

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How to Get Started With Apple Fitness+

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Apple is all about the three Ss these days: subscriptions, services, and saturation (for its new iMacs, at least). And while you can hardly blame the company for wanting to diversify its revenue, it can sometimes feel like there’s just a lot to buy from Apple—with a recurring monthly payment, that is. However, you…

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