Category: Tips & Tricks

How to Force Restart iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro

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If you’re new to iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 mini, you might be wondering how you can forcibly restart the device. Whether you made the switch from an Android device, or if you’re upgrading from an older iPhone model with Touch ID, you will find force restarting the iPhone 12 series to be easy, but it is a bit different from some other devices.

While soft restarting your iPhone is quite as simple as powering it off and back on, force restarting on the other hand is a little tricky. Typically, this is mostly done by advanced users to troubleshoot…

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How to Disable Shortcut Banner Notifications on iPhone & iPad

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If you use the built-in Shortcuts app to perform automated tasks on your iPhone or iPad, you may have noticed how you get a banner-style notification every time a shortcut is executed. Some users may want to disable these notifications, especially if it’s a feature that they frequently use.

You may have tried disabling notifications for Shortcuts from the notification settings on your device, but the issue here is that the Shortcuts app simply doesn’t show up here. Therefore, turning off notifications for Shortcuts can get tricky, but rest assured, it’s…

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How to Turn On & Off iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro

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Wondering how you can turn off and turn on the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max models? Whether you’re new to the iPhone platform from Android, or just new to the iPhone 12 series, you might find it useful to know how to power on and power off the devices.

Powering off your mobile devices has gone from a simple button press to holding multiple buttons over the span of a few years. Despite having a dedicated power button, powering off a modern-day smartphone isn’t really straightforward. If you tried pressing the power button…

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How to Backup Your Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watches contain all kinds of information that you probably don’t want to lose, so backing it up is important. Your contacts, health data, and more are all stored on your Apple Watch and the health data, in particular, is all absolutely something you can’t replace should it go missing. That’s why backing everything up is vital.

But we have good news, your Apple Watch is easy to backup, yet you can’t manually back up your Apple Watch! Wait, that’s bad news isn’t it? No – let us explain.


The reason it’s good news is because your Apple…

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How to Use Signal Messenger on iPhone

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Interested in setting up and using Signal messenger on iPhone? For those who are unfamiliar, Signal is a privacy-oriented messaging application that lets you send and receive encrypted messages across various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, Windows, and Linux. In addition to sending and receiving encrypted text messages, images and other media, you can also make encrypted video and voice calls with Signal too.

The Signal app has been around for a couple of years and has gained popularity several times before, including after being mentioned in…

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Can You Install macOS Big Sur on Unsupported Macs? Yes, But It’s Not Simple

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Want to run macOS Big Sur but don’t have a computer on the list of officially compatible Macs with macOS 11?

If you’re an advanced user who is comfortable with running unsupported system software on unsupported hardware, and you’re feeling adventurous, there are some solutions to install and run macOS Big Sur on unsupported Macs, but it’s nowhere near as straight forward or simple as installing Big Sur on an officially supported Mac is.

The approach we’ll mention here is perhaps the best documented, using a “primitive USB patcher” that is applied…

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How to Enter DFU Mode on iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Do you have an iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, or iPhone 12 Pro Max? If so, you may want to learn how you can put your device into DFU mode. Whether you’re new to the iOS ecosystem or you’re upgrading from an older iPhone with Touch ID, you’ll find DFU mode mode to be beneficial in cases of severe troubleshooting, or perhaps even downgrading a devices iOS version.

Normally, putting your iPhone 12 into recovery mode and then restoring or updating it using iTunes should fix the problems you’re facing. However, if the problem persists after…

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How to Install & Run iPhone or iPad Apps on M1 Mac (Apple Silicon)

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If you have an Apple Silicon Mac, you can install and run iPhone and iPad apps directly on the Mac.

The new Apple Silicon Macs have the ability to not only run Mac apps natively and through Rosetta 2, but iOS and iPadOS apps too, bringing a plethora of apps and games to the Mac that were previously not available on the platform.

This capability is limited to new Macs with Apple Silicon chips, like the M1 series of MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and Mac mini, and of course future Macs will be running Apple Silicon chips too. If you do not have an Apple Silicon Mac,…

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How to Save Audio Attachments from Messages on iPhone & iPad

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Have you received audio files or audio messages from any of your contacts on iMessage? If so, you may sometimes want to store them permanently on your iPhone or iPad so that you can listen to them later at your convenience, and save the audio attachment as a file directly. Fortunately, you can do this pretty easily, and we’ll show you how you can manually view and save audio attachments from iPhone and iPad.

We’re already covered in the past how to automatically keep and save audio messages on iPhone and iPad, but sometimes users want the actual file…

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How to Automatically Trash Emails from Blocked Senders on Mac Mail

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Do you want to stop getting unwanted emails from senders you’ve previously blocked in your Mac Mail inbox? If you’ve noticed blocked senders emails still coming through to your Mail inbox on the Mac (or iPhone or iPad), this occurs due to the default inbox settings used by the Mail app. Fortunately, you can fix this in a jiffy and be done with seeing those blocked emails by sending them to the trash automatically instead.

Apple’s Mail app that comes pre-installed on iPhones, iPads, and Macs is widely preferred by users to keep themselves updated on their…

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