Category: Tips & Tricks

Can You Disable App Library on iOS 14 / iPhone? Alternatives to Using App Library

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Not a big fan of using App Library on iPhone with iOS 14? In that case, you may be looking for ways to disable it on your iPhone. If you’re looking for a short answer, then no, you can’t completely disable the App Library. However, the long answer is more interesting than you think.

App Library is one of the best new features and biggest visual changes that iOS 14 has to offer for iPhone. With App Library, Apple intends to clean up your home screen that’s cluttered with apps that you’ve installed over the years. However, some people may have trouble…

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How to Change Paper Appearance Style in Notes on iPhone & iPad

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Do you use the stock Notes app on your iPhone or iPad to write down important info, manage checklists, scan documents, make to-do lists, quickly jot down notes, draw, or share info? For whatever purpose you use Notes, you may be interested in changing the paper style to lines, grids, or default, whatever is a better suited style for your needs.

By default, the stock Notes app has a blank paper appearance, but this can be changed to better suit the type of note or work you’re doing. For example, people who use Apple Pencil with their iPad to take handwritten…

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How to Turn iPhone SE Off & On (2020 Model)

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Got a new model iPhone SE? Whether you’re new to the iOS ecosystem after switching over from Android, or you’re just new to this particular model of iPhone, you might be interested to know how you can turn the iPhone SE off, and on again. And if you turn the device off and back on right away, you’re effectively soft restarting the iPhone SE that way. To be clear, we’re talking about the 2020 models here.

Several smartphones today including the modern iPhones and Android smartphones make it a little tricky to do something as simple as turning off your…

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How to Set Google Chrome as Default Browser on iPhone & iPad

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You can now change the default web browser app on iPhone and iPad to be Chrome, so if you’d rather use Chrome instead of Safari, that’s now an easy option, as long as your device is running iOS 14 or iPadOS 14 or later.

For the longest time, no matter what third-party browser you used on your iPhone, Safari was still the default web browser. This meant that whenever you click on a web link within apps, the page opens up in Safari, even if you’d rather use another browser like Google Chrome. You would then have to pass the link over to Chrome manually….

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Can’t Drag a Ringtone to iPhone with iTunes? Here’s the Fix

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Some iPhone users may notice that trying to drag a ringtone or text tone to their device through iTunes fails. You connect the iPhone (or iPad) to the Mac or Windows PC, open iTunes or Finder, select the device as required, but when trying to manually drag and drop a ringtone into iTunes to copy it to the iPhone, nothing happens.

If you encounter this frustrating issue, don’t be alarmed, as there is a way to easily copy ringtones over to iPhone using iTunes or Finder, it just does not involve drag and drop.

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How to Change the Default Mail App on iPhone & iPad in iOS 14

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One of of the more exciting new changes to iPhone and iPad is the ability to set third-party mail apps as default. This ability requires iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 or later.

For now, you can change the default mail app to a different email client and change the default browser app too, so if you’re not a fan of the stock Mail app, or if you simply rely on another email app frequently, you’ll be excited to learn about this change.

Want to learn how you can set a different email client as the default mail app on your iPhone and iPad? Then read on!

How to Change…

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How to Use Digital Touch in Messages on iPhone & iPad to Send Heartbeats, Doodles, etc

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The Messages app on iPhone and iPad allows you to send regular text messages and iMessages, but did you know you can also send sketches, doodles, fireballs, and even heartbeats to your friends over iMessage too?

Apple first introduced Digital Touch alongside the release of the original Apple Watch and it was and still is a pretty cool way to communicate with other Apple Watch users. However, with iOS 10, this feature was brought to the stock Messages app, so you don’t have to feel left out just because you don’t own an Apple Watch anymore. This is just one…

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How to Enable and Use Raise to Speak on Apple Watch

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Siri is better than ever on the Apple Watch, which means you might find yourself using it more and more to perform all sorts of tasks. But saying “Hey Siri” over and over may wear thin and grow old, or maybe it just feels a bit weird to you.

But with Raise to Speak, Apple has been able to fix that, removing the need for the wake phrase to be spoken before barking orders at Siri. Instead, you literally just have to raise your Apple Watch to your face to issue a command.

You’ll need to have an Apple Watch Series 3 or newer to take advantage of Raise to…

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How to Set Fitness Goals on Apple Watch

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The Apple Watch has spent the last few years turning itself into the go-to wearable for people who like to keep tabs on their health. Whether it’s their heart rate, sleep pattern, or just how much they move, the Apple Watch can track it. But for many users, its bread and butter is in telling you when you’ve done enough exercise, and you can do that by setting fitness goals on the device.

Much of that functionality revolves around the Activity app and it comes pre-installed on all Apple Watches – and iPhones, for that matter. The app can keep tabs on your…

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How to Customize Home Screen of iPhone in iOS 14

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Apple has added some interesting visual features to change the way your iPhone home screen looks with iOS 14. However, you likely won’t notice any change right away after updating your device, but you can customize it yourself and completely revamp your iPhone home screen’s appearance.

Ever since the introduction of the original iPhone, the iOS home screen has stayed pretty much the same for the most part, with grids of apps and folders, making it consistent but perhaps lacking in terms of some functionality. Thankfully, this all changes with the iOS 14…

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