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How to Use Bedtime for Tracking Sleep on iPhone

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Is your sleeping schedule all over the place at the moment? If so, you can easily get into a proper bedtime routine with the help of Bedtime on your iPhone.

Apple’s Bedtime feature is baked into the default Clock app on iOS devices. This can be used to track your sleep on a daily basis. Although Bedtime isn’t going to force you to sleep, you can at least try to co-operate with the app for a more consistent sleeping pattern. Bedtime also analyzes your sleeping pattern and sends this data to the Health app that’s pre-installed on your device.

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iOS 14 Feels Slow? Here’s Why & How to Speed It Up

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Does your iPhone feel a little slower after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14? Well, you’re not alone, as this seems to be an issue for a few days after every major iOS software update. Normally, updating your devices to iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 should make your iPhone or iPad feel snappier, but that might not necessarily be the case right away, particularly for older devices that support the update.

Therefore, if you’re one of those users facing sluggish performance after updating to iOS 14 or iPadOS 14, don’t worry. We’ll tell you exactly why this could…

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How to Delete All Videos from iPhone & iPad

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Some iPhone and iPad users may decide they want to delete all videos from their devices. This can potentially save a lot of storage space, considering how large video files are, particularly when they’re captured as 1080p and 4K video. Interestingly, the videos that you record or download are both mixed along with the rest of your photos in the Photos app. Fortunately, it’s fairly easily to filter videos out of the photos list, as the app also displays content by media type.

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How to Enable Irregular Heart Rhythm Notifications (AFib) on Apple Watch

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Your Apple Watch has features designed to make it easier than ever to keep tabs on the health of your heart. It’s constantly checking your heart rate and it can alert you if something is amiss. It can do something similar to monitor for an irregular rhythm, too.

We’re going to show you how to enable heart rhythm notifications so that you will know if something isn’t quite right.


An irregular rhythm can be indicative of something called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. According to heart.org:

“Normally, your heart contracts and relaxes to a regular beat. In…

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How to Delete All Photos from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to remove all the photos from your iPhone or iPad? While there’s no direct option that lets you delete all photos at once from iPadOS or iOS, there is a handy trick to help you delete all photos from a device.

With the help of a lesser known gesture, you should be able to select your entire photo library in the matter of a few minutes and then remove the photos, clearing up storage and ridding a device of whatever pictures you have on it.

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12 Essential iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

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Using a hardware keyboard with iPad adds a large variety of helpful keyboard shortcuts that can greatly improve workflows on the tablet. While many apps have their own collections of keyboard shortcuts for use with iPad, it turns out that so does iPadOS itself.

With iPad keyboard shortcuts alone, you can immediately close an app and return to the Home screen, search with Spotlight, navigate within Spotlight search results and launch apps and documents from those Spotlight searches, open the iPadOS app switcher and quickly switch apps, show and hide the iOS Dock…

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What Words Trigger iMessage Effects? List of iMessage Screen Effect Keywords for iPhone & iPad

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The various screen effects that iMessage has to offer lets you spice up conversations and express yourself with more than just emojis, Memojis, and stickers. Whether you’re texting your friends or family members, using these effects make the conversations more interactive and enjoyable.

Although full-screen effects is a feature that you can manually select and use, iMessage also checks for certain keywords and phrases that can automatically trigger these messages effects to fill up your (and the recipients) device screen with balloons, confetti, fireworks,…

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10 Must-Know Tips for iOS 14

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iOS 14 is now available to the general public and you may have already updated your device (if not, here’s a guide to help get ready for iOS 14). Some of you who have been keeping track of Apple’s events recently may already know what iOS 14 brings to the table, whereas most others may not be aware of all the new features and changes.

To make things easy for you, we have compiled a list of all the major additions to iOS 14 that you can take advantage of once you update your iPhone (or iPod Touch) to iOS 14. Note that most of the iOS 14 features coexist on…

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How to Clear Google Maps Search History on iPhone & iPad

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If you use Google Maps for navigation on your iPhone and iPad, you may know already that the app saves all of your recent searches for places and directions, just like a web browser. If you want to remove the Google Maps search history to clear out outdated suggestions, or for privacy purposes, you will be happy to know that you can clear the Google Maps search history on iPhone and iPad rather easily.

Like all other maps apps, Google Maps knows a lot about you if you use the app often, from where you’re headed, the places you’ve been to, the directions…

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How to Fix an iOS 14 Update Bricked iPhone or iPad

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Is your iPhone stuck on the Apple logo screen after attempting to update iOS to the latest version? Or maybe you see the ‘connect to computer’ screen on the device? If considerable time has passed and the device is stuck on the  Apple logo or connect to computer splash screen, there’s a fair chance that a failed update bricked your iPhone. But don’t panic, as this can be usually resolved with some troubleshooting and patience from your end.

Although updating the software on an iPhone or iPad is a pretty simple and straightforward procedure, things…

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