Category: Troubleshooting

How to Restart & Force Restart the iPad Air 5

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Occasionally you may need to shut down, restart, or force restart a device, and iPad Air 5 is no exception.

Whether it’s force restarting because of a frozen app, troubleshooting an issue, restarting for any number of reasons, or shutting down the iPad Air for a flight, we’ll cover how you can perform these common tasks for the iPad Air 5.

How to Force Restart iPad Air 5

You can forcibly restart an iPad Air 5 by initiating a series of button presses using the physical power and volume buttons on the device. Here’s the sequence to force restart:

  1. Press and…

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How to Stop Discord Opening at Startup on Mac

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If you’re a Discord user, you may have noticed that the Discord app starts automatically when you startup the Mac. Some Mac users may prefer that Discord does not launch itself on system boot, and thus may want to stop this from happening.

For the unfamiliar, Discord is a popular app for communicating, whether through voice calls, video chat, messages, group chat, communities, and much more through Discord servers. While it’s commonly used by gamers for streaming and communicating while playing, it’s also widely used by many other online communities.

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iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

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The backlit keyboard on iPad Magic Keyboard typically lights up the moment you attach the Magic Keyboard to the iPad Pro or iPad Air. But sometimes that doesn’t happen, and sometimes the iPad Magic Keyboard backlighting does not work.

Usually this is an easy fix however, so don’t freak out if you find the backlit key illumination is not working as expected with your iPad Magic Keyboard.

Troubleshooting iPad Magic Keyboard Backlight Not Working

Let’s cover some basic steps on how to troubleshoot and fix the backlit Magic Keyboard with iPad Pro and iPad Air…

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Fix iCloud Errors & “Can’t Establish Secure Connection with idmsa.apple.com” on MacOS Sierra & High Sierra

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Some Mac users running MacOS Sierra and MacOS High Sierra have found they’re unable to login to an Apple ID or iCloud through System Preferences, or access iCloud.com in Safari. Additionally, Apple websites requiring usage of an Apple ID from Safari fail with a ‘Safari Can’t Open Page’ error “because Safari can’t establish a secure connection to the server ‘idmsa.apple.com’.”

If you’re experiencing any of the following type of error message on MacOS High Sierra or macOS Sierra, you should be able to fix them by installing an Apple certificate…

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Tap to Click Not Working on Mac? Here’s How to Fix It

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Tap to Click is a popular feature for Mac trackpads that allow users to tap on the trackpad to perform a click, rather than exert physical pressure to physically click down on the trackpad. Many Mac users like to use Tap to Click, so if you find it’s suddenly not working, or not working as expected, it’s understandable why you’d be bothered.

Some Mac users have found that Tap to Click is not working as expected on their MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, MacBook, or Magic Trackpad, often since updating to macOS Monterey or later. If you encounter this issue, read…

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How to Change or Remove Font Smoothing on MacOS Monterey & Big Sur

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Are you noticing blurry text on your Mac’s display while navigating through the menu and across apps? More specifically, has this been an issue ever since you updated to macOS Monterey or Big Sur, and on a non-retina display? If so, chances are, font smoothing is enabled by default, and for some users they feel like this can result in slightly blurry text in menus and across apps. If you don’t like this, you’ll need to disable the feature in MacOS.

Until the release of macOS Big Sur, there was this setting called “Use Font Smoothing when available”…

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What Does the Red Dot Mean on Apple Watch?

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Got a red dot on the screen of your Apple Watch? Wondering what the red dot is at the top of the Apple Watch screen?

You’re certainly not alone, as many Apple Watch users are wondering what the red dot means, and perhaps how they can get rid of it on their device.

What does the red dot on Apple Watch mean?

If you see a red dot at on the Apple Watch screen, it means you have a new or unread notification on the Apple Watch.

The unread notification could be from any number of things; an unread text message, missed phone call, email, alert, or any other…

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Fix a Spinning Wheel Loading Indicator on iPhone or iPad Home Screen

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Are you seeing a constant spinning icon indicator on your Home Screen, next to the wi-fi, location, and battery icons in the upper right corner?

The spinning loading icon shows up when the iPhone or iPad is attempting to contact a remote server, or load data. It looks like a spinning wheel made up of little dashes, and when it has gone haywire it will rotate endlessly, never going away.

If you see the spinning wheel icon while you’re on the Home Screen of the iPhone or iPad, it is likely because something on the Home Screen is attempting to use the…

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Check the Health of Mac SSD with DriveDX

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Wondering how you can check the health status of an SSD drive in your Mac? Thanks to a third party app called DriveDX, determining the health of a Mac SSD and other disk drives is easier than ever.

Knowing the health of your disk is important for many reasons, but it may be of particular significance now that most modern Macs have SSD drives soldered into the logic board, which means if the SSD is failing, the entire logic board has to get replaced – a much more expensive repair than simply swapping out a drive. By checking the health status of your SSD, you…

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