Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Set Up an AirTag on iPhone & iPad

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Have you picked up a few AirTags to keep track of all your accessories? In that case, you may be curious about how you can set them up and add them to the Find My network. There’s nothing to worry about since it’s pretty easy.

Apple is entering a completely new product segment with AirTags. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the news, AirTags are small, button-shaped tracking devices that work with the Find My network. You can put an AirTag in your bag, add it to your keychain, or even attach it to your pet’s collar. Basically, no matter where…

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How to Find Files on Mac

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Finding a specific file on your Mac can be a tedious process sometimes, even if you keep all your files and folders organized. Thanks to Finder and Spotlight search, you can quickly find the exact file you’re looking for, regardless of where it’s stored on the Mac. We’ll cover how to find files on a Mac using both methods.

Finder is the macOS file manager, and it’s the first thing you see after you boot up your Mac. Finder is also the first app located in the Dock and its menu bar is displayed at the top of your desktop. Clicking on the Finder app will…

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How to Export LastPass Passwords

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Want to export the passwords stored in your LastPass account? Maybe you’re deciding to migrate to a new password manager, or you just want a hardcopy of your credentials for another reason. Exporting all your saved passwords from LastPass is pretty easy.

LastPass is quite popular, but they recently changed how their free plan works, limiting it to one device type, i.e. either computers or mobile devices changing how you access your saved passwords across different devices. This contrasts to something like iCloud Keychain, which is included as part of iCloud…

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How to Download Apple TV+ Shows on Mac

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Do you want to watch your favorite Apple TV+ shows even when you’re not connected to the internet? If so, you’ll need to take advantage of the offline viewing feature that the service has to offer. You can download episodes and store them locally on your Mac.

Although Apple TV+ is primarily used to stream content over the internet, you cannot always expect to stay connected to the internet at all times, especially if you’re traveling with a MacBook. Whether it’s a long flight, road trip, or you’re on the train, you can’t always rely on a Wi-Fi…

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How to Follow Podcasts & Automatically Download New Episodes on iPhone

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Do you listen to podcasts using your iPhone or iPad on a regular basis? If so, you may have noticed that the Podcasts app’s user interface and options have changed, especially if your device is updated.

Apple has updated the Podcasts app as they’re bringing premium subscriptions to the platform. Prior to the update, users had the option to subscribe to their podcasts, but due to the introduction of a paid subscription model, the subscribe option has been replaced with a new Follow button instead. This allows you to continue to keep up with your free…

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How to Add HomeKit Accessory Without QR Code

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Are you facing issues setting up a new HomeKit accessory using the Home app? Perhaps, you’re unable to scan the QR code successfully, or the product’s QR sticker is damaged? Thankfully, you have other options to configure your accessory, as it’s possible to manually add accessories without having to use a QR code. We’ll cover this process using the Home app on an iPhone, but it’s the same for the Home app for iPad and Mac too.

Most HomeKit accessories come with a QR code sticker or NFC label either on the packaging box or on the device itself. If…

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How to Update HomePod Software

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Are you looking to update the software on your HomePod or HomePod mini to the latest version of HomePod OS software? Keeping HomePod updated allows access to new features and functionality, so it’s a good idea to do. Updating a smart speaker may not be a familiar process to many users, but as you’d probably expect, Apple makes the update process pretty easy and straightforward.

Just like your other Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, etc., your HomePod runs on software as well, even if it doesn’t exactly have a display or a…

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Icons Randomly Missing on iPhone? Here’s a Fix

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A peculiar issue can occur for some iPhone users where the icons on their device screen are missing. The icon names may or may not appear, or the icon badges may or may not appear, but the icon itself is usually gone.

Sometimes the entire bottom row of icons in the Dock are missing, along with other icons that are supposed to be on the iPhone Home Screen or within folders.

When the icons are missing, the places they should appear on the screen are still taken up, but they are not clickable, and nothing shows up there at all. It’s a very strange issue and it…

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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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How to Schedule Downtime on Mac

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Do you want to limit the amount of time you or your kid spends on their Mac on a daily basis? Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do with Screen Time, as it allows you to set time away from the screen during which most apps remain inaccessible.

Screen Time allows you to keep track of device usage and also set parental controls and restrictions for the Mac. Downtime is an integral part of Screen Time, and it’s the period during which you use your Mac the least or not at all. Interested in trying this out? Let’s check out scheduling downtime on a Mac.

How to…

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