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How to Send iMessage Screen Effects from iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to express yourself with more than just emojis when you’re messaging and texting your friends and family from iPhone or iPad? With iMessage, you can use various fun screen effects like balloons, confetti, fireworks, lasers, shouting, and more, when you send messages from your iPhone and iPad.

Apple iMessage service is a major feature of the Messages app and Apple ecosystem, it’s extremely popular as a way to freely text message other iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch users. Over the years, Apple has tweaked and added new features to the…

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How to Reset SMC on New iMac, Mac Mini, iMac Pro, & Mac Pro with T2 Chip

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Resetting the SMC on new model iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktop Macs have a T2 security chip is a different procedure than on earlier models of the same hardware.

SMC, which stands for System Management Controller, handles a variety of hardware functions on the Mac, including power, fan operation, some ports, and much more. Thus resetting the SMC is a common troubleshooting technique when the hardware side of things are not working as expected on a Mac (along with resetting NVRAM / PRAM).

This tutorial will walk through how to reset the SMC on iMac…

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How to Hide WhatsApp Messages on iPhone by Archiving Messages

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Do you want to keep your WhatsApp conversations and media private? You’re certainly not alone, but WhatsApp allows users to conveniently hide their conversations within a matter of seconds by archiving them.

The world’s most popular instant messaging app has over 1.5 billion active users, thanks to its popularity in Europe, Asia, South America, and increasingly in North America too. If you’re a regular WhatsApp user and you’re looking for ways to hide your chats before letting someone else use your device or your kids use your iPhone to play games, you…

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How to Set Any Song as Ringtone on iPhone with GarageBand (No iTunes Required)

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How’d you like to set a song as the ringtone on iPhone? If you want to use your favorite song as a custom ringtone for incoming phone calls or text messages, you’re certainly not alone. Thanks to Apple’s GarageBand app, you can set literally any song as a ringtone right on your iPhone, and without needing iTunes.

With the old iTunes ringtone creation method, you had to rely on a computer to get the music you want as ringtones. Therefore, GarageBand is a better alternative for people who don’t have access to a computer, or who would rather just do it all…

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How to Send Bubble Effects with Messages from iPhone & iPad

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How would you like to try some iMessage special effects? Emojis are great and all, but what if you want some of your messages to stand out when you’re texting your friends and family? Thanks to iMessage, you can use various bubble effects like Slam, Loud, Gentle, etc. to express yourself in flashy and fun ways when messaging from iPhone or iPad.

Apple iMessage service is baked into the Messages app that comes pre-installed on iOS and iPadOS devices. It’s extremely popular among Apple users, as it offers a free and convenient way to text other iPhone, iPad,…

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How to Use Guided Access on iPhone & iPad to Lock an App on Screen

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Guided Access is an extremely useful accessibility feature that can be utilized to lock your iPhone and iPad’s screen to one app. It can also limit what you can touch on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch screen. Guided Access is a great feature of iOS and iPadOS, particularly for parents, educators, and even businesses wanting to put an iPad into a form of kiosk mode.

If you often let your kids use your iOS or iPadOS devices to play games or access homework apps, you can take advantage of Guided access to limit access to just the one app that they want to use…

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How to Update & Edit Saved Passwords in Safari Autofill on Mac

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Do you use Safari’s built-in password manager to quickly log in to your favorite websites on the Mac? If so, you might want to learn how you can update this stored login data whenever you change the password for one of your online accounts.

Although Safari autofill and keychain integration makes it so that you don’t have to remember your passwords again, you will run into issues if you change the password for any of your accounts. Since the password that’s stored in Safari is now the old password, you will no longer be able to sign in to the website using…

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How to Add Logins & Passwords to Safari Autofill on Mac

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Many Mac users might already be aware that Safari requests to automatically save your password information when you log in to a website for the first time. But even if you ignored that initial request to save login information, you can manually enter those details into Safari autofill, and never have to remember your logins and passwords again.

Most of us visit several websites on a daily basis, logging into things like email, banks, social networks, shopping, etc, and as a result, we have many online accounts for a variety of services. While Safari does a…

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How to Restore iPhone or iPad with Windows PC & iTunes

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Restoring an iPhone or iPad can be necessary sometimes, usually as a troubleshooting procedure. If you’re a Windows PC user, you can restore iPhone and iPad easily with iTunes.

Restoring a device can be helpful if you’re facing issues with your iOS device, or if you’re simply planning to sell or trade it for a newer device. Restoration with iTunes on a PC means that you erase all the content from the device, and then typically restore your iPhone or iPad back to its factory settings, or with a previously made backup.

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How to Check AirPods Battery Life from Control Center on iPhone & iPad

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Do you want to quickly see the battery percent of your AirPods or AirPods Pro? Thanks to the Control Center on iPhone and iPad, it’s fairly convenient to check the battery life of your wireless earbuds.

Let’s say you’re in the middle of using an application or playing games on your iOS device. With the Control Center, it’s easy to take a quick peek at your AirPods’ remaining battery with just a couple of actions and determine when you need to charge them again.

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