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How to Share Your Watch Face from Apple Watch

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Did you know that you can share a completely customized Apple Watch face with someone, whether one of your friends or family members? This allows them to use your exact watch face without having to go through all the customization by themselves.

Apple provides plenty of customization options for most of the watch faces that are currently available for the Apple Watch. You can personalize it to your liking by adjusting the color, changing the dial-style, and even adding the complications that fit your use case. However, this process may be complicated for…

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How to Change Frame Rate of iPhone’s Camera

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Do you want to shoot videos at a different frame rate on your iPhone? Perhaps you want to record videos at 24 fps for cinematic visuals rather than smoothness? Or maybe you want to use the smooth 60 fps for a professional video? Changing frame rate of your iPhone or iPad video capture is easy, let’s take a look.

Typically, all iPhones and iPads record videos at the maximum possible resolution and frame rates that their built-in hardware is capable of. Most modern-day iPhones shoot videos at 4k 60 fps out of the box. While these 60 fps videos look really…

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How to Use Incognito Mode on Google Chrome for iPhone, iPad, Mac

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Looking for a way to browse the web without having to delete your browsing history every now and then? If so, you may be interested in taking advantage of a privacy-oriented browser feature called Incognito mode that’s available on Google Chrome. It’s accessible on all platforms including iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and it’s easy to use.

Google Chrome is the most popular web browser out there, and it’s even preferred by some iOS, iPadOS, and macOS users over Safari that’s pre-installed on Apple devices. Whether you’re one of these users or someone who…

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How to Cancel Automatic Install of iOS & iPadOS Updates

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You may already know that iOS and iPadOS will attempt to automatically install iOS and iPadOS system software updates to your devices. But not everyone wants to use this feature all the time.

If you accidentally scheduled an overnight software update on your iPhone or iPad, you may be looking to cancel this automatic update, whether you don’t want your device to be interrupted at night, or whether you just want to wait on the update or install it manually yourself later. Thankfully, you can cancel this iOS or iPadOS update by tweaking your update…

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How to Set a Timer on Mac

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Setting a timer on the Mac is pretty easy, though you’ll be forgiven if you assumed there would be a dedicated timer feature within the clock app of MacOS, as there is in the iOS and iPadOS world. It turns out that a timer functionality is not yet part of the clock app or clock widget on the Mac, but that doesn’t mean you can’t easily set a timer.

Instead, setting a timer on a Mac is accomplished with Siri. We’ll show you how.

How to Set a Timer on Mac with Siri

  • Summon Siri on the the Mac, then say “Set a timer for (time)”

Set a timer on Mac with Siri

You can use seconds,…

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How to Pair a Bluetooth Trackpad, Mouse, & Keyboard with iPad

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Until somewhat recently the idea of pairing a Bluetooth trackpad, mouse, or keyboard with an iPad is something that would have had people looking very confused indeed. But we live in exciting times, and all modern iPad devices running modern iPadOS versions have proper pointer support for trackpad and mouse, and full support for keyboards, complete with many keyboard shortcuts and handy tricks.

You can even create a budget iPad desk workstation setup if you’re so inclined.

As ever, there are some caveats to consider here. But fear not – we’re going to…

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How to Use Private MAC Address on Apple Watch

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Do you frequently connect to multiple Wi-Fi networks from your Apple Watch, say at work, school, coffee shops, airports, or other networks that aren’t yours? If so, you may want to safeguard your privacy by using private MAC addresses for the public Wi-Fi networks you connect to. Much like you can do so on iPhone and iPad, you can use a feature to randomize the MAC hardware address of your Apple Watch when connecting to wi-fi networks.

For some quick background, when you connect to any Wi-Fi network using any device, the device needs to identify itself to…

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How to View & Remove Apps that Can Access Your Apple Music

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Did you know that some third-party apps installed on your iPhone or iPad can access your Apple Music library? Of course, they can only access it if you granted access for some reason, but you may have forgotten about it. Thankfully, it’s pretty easy to check all the apps that have access to your Apple Music, and if you wish, to remove access for those apps too.

Apple Music is one of the most popular music subscription services out there utilized by millions of iOS, ipadOS, and macOS users. Some apps may request permission to access your Apple Music…

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How to Change Auto-Reply Messages while Driving on iPhone

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Do you want to customize the text messages sent as an auto-reply for incoming calls to iPhone while you’re driving? This allows you to buy some time while you keep your hands on the steering wheel and focused on the road, letting the caller know you’re currently driving. Customizing the auto-replies for Focus modes / Do Not Disturb mode is easy.

If you make use of the Focus / Do Not Disturb While Driving feature on iOS, you probably already know that your iPhone silences all incoming calls and automatically replies with a preset text message. It’s…

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How to Turn Off Siri on Apple Watch to Stop Siri Listening

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Don’t want Apple Watch to always be listening for the “Hey Siri” command? You can turn off Siri on Apple Watch if you want to stop it from listening to you, ready to take your commands.

We’ll show you how to turn off the Siri listening feature Apple Watch, which still allows you to use Siri if manually activated, and also how to turn off Siri completely so that the entire feature is not available on Apple Watch. Finally, we’ll also show you how to delete your Siri history and voice commands from Apple servers.


Note that by disabling Siri listening on…

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