Category: Troubleshooting

How to Refresh Software Update on Mac

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Occasionally when a user goes to update macOS system software through the Software Update preference panel, they’ll find the updates that are shown are outdated, not showing up at all, or not showing all of the updates that you know to be available (for example, a newly released system software update).

If you find that the proper Mac software updates are not showing as available in the Software Update panel, you can refresh the Software Update preference panel in macOS.

Curiously enough, the refresh option is not shown in any of the menu items however, so if…

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10 Common iPhone Issues and How to Fix Them

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Experiencing problems after updating to iOS 16 on an iPhone happens for some users, and while it’s annoying, the good news is they’re usually easy to resolve.

From battery issues, to the feeling that an iPhone is hotter than normal, to sluggish performance, problems with installing the update itself, wi-fi issues, apps crashing, and other misbehaviors, every iOS update sometimes has hiccups for a select group of users. Read along and let’s troubleshoot these issues so that you’ll be using your iPhone as intended in no time.


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How to Easily Transfer Old iPhone to iPhone 14 Pro / iPhone 14

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If you just got a brand new iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 14, or iPhone 14 Plus, you’re probably pretty excited to get it setup and working, with all of your data and stuff from your prior iPhone onto the new device.

Apple has made transferring data from an old iPhone to a new iPhone super easy, and it’s no exception with the iPhone 14 series. Let’s dive in so that you can have your new iPhone 14 series device setup with all your stuff from your older iPhone model.


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iOS 16 Battery Life Draining Fast on iPhone? Here’s Why & How to Fix It

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Some iPhone users who have recently installed the iOS 16 update may feel like their battery life is draining much faster than it was before. And truth be told, it very well may be!

If you’re experiencing rapid battery drain on an iPhone after installing iOS 16, there’s likely a reason for that, and fortunately it’s typically one of the easiest things to resolve.

1: Spotlight & Photos Indexing Draining Battery Life

If you recently updated to iOS 16 and you notice battery life is much worse than normal, it’s actually normal and expected behavior, as…

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Hosts File Not Working on Mac? Try This Fix

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Some Mac users have discovered that the hosts file in MacOS does not appear to work, or changes to the /etc/hosts file on the Mac are seemingly ignored. Given that the hosts file is used to map IP addresses to host names, and is frequently modified by advanced users, this is an understandably annoying problem.

This is fairly obvious issue when it happens, because after editing the hosts file on a Mac from the command line or even with TextEdit, and flushing DNS cache, there does not appear to be any change to hosts.

Changes to the hosts file being ignored, or…

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Unable to Auto Unlock Mac with Apple Watch? Troubleshoot & Fix

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Apple allows users to unlock their Macs using their Apple Watch, which is a super handy feature for users of both devices. As convenient as this may sound, the feature isn’t completely flawless though, and sometimes you may run into issues with the auto-unlocking Mac feature.

Since Apple Watch and your Mac relies on a wireless connection to get this done, you can run into connectivity problems that may prevent you from unlocking your Mac with it. Additionally, certain macOS settings can change the way your Mac unlocks and in some rare cases, software glitches…

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How to Exit Recovery Mode on Mac

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Recovery Mode is typically used for troubleshooting a Mac, for reinstalling system software, erasing disks, and performing similar tasks. Perhaps you’ve used recovery mode before to troubleshoot something, or perhaps you’ve even entered recovery mode accidentally on a Mac before. Rarely, a Mac just boots automatically into Recovery Mode constantly as well. Whatever the case, you may be wondering how to get out of and escape recovery mode on a Mac.

You will be relieved to know that exiting recovery mode on a Mac is incredibly simple.

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How to Leave the iOS 16 Beta Testing Program

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Are you in the iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 beta testing programs and want to stop getting beta updates? Whether you’re in the public beta or developer beta, you can leave the iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta programs at any time by removing the beta profile from your device.

Generally there’s not a lot of reason to remove the beta profile if you’re in the middle of the beta testing period, but some users may have installed just the beta profile and not the system software itself, and now want to remove it.

Note that by leaving the beta program you will stop receiving beta…

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Zoom Audio Choppy, Cutting Out, or Garbled? Try This Fix

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Are you on a Zoom meeting and your audio, or someone elses audio feed, is very choppy, garbled, cutting out, or robotic sounding? Zoom conferences use a lot of bandwidth, particularly when you are using video streaming and audio streaming concurrently.

Why is my Zoom audio cutting out or choppy?

Sometimes Zoom audio is choppy or garbled briefly because of a hiccup in an internet connection, a bad cellular signal, or interference in a wi-fi or cellular device if you’re moving around.

Those type of temporary connection issues tend to resolve themselves quickly…

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Universal Control Compatible Mac & iPad List

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Wondering what Mac and iPad models are supported to use Universal Control? If you’re interested in knowing which iPad models support Universal Control, and which Macs can use Universal Control, you’re in the right place. Below we’ll go through the list of supported devices for Universal Control, and cover the other system requirements for using the feature as well.

For the unfamiliar, Universal Control is the great feature which allows a single keyboard and mouse to control multiple other Macs and iPads. It’s really handy, and makes using multiple Apple…

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