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Check the Manufacture Date of Your iPad

Friday May 24, 2024 3:02 am PDT by
Apple iPads released in 2024 include new battery health features, including the ability to check the month that your device was manufactured and when it was first used. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Knowing the manufacture date of your iPad can be useful for several reasons. For one, it helps you determine the age of your device, which is essential for assessing its value, especially...
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Speed Up Text Editing With iPhone's Hidden Trackpad

Wednesday May 22, 2024 5:52 am PDT by
Navigating and editing text on your iPhone can sometimes feel cumbersome, especially when trying to precisely place the cursor. Fortunately, Apple has integrated a hidden feature in the virtual keyboard that can make this task much easier. Here's how to unlock and utilize this powerful tool to streamline your text editing. The next time you are writing something a little more lengthy and...
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Turn a Video into a GIF on iPhone and iPad

Saturday May 18, 2024 1:46 am PDT by
Animated GIFs have become a staple of the internet. Invented in 1987, the looping, soundless video clips can be found everywhere online, from social media networks to messaging platforms. They're often used to express emotions, communicate ideas, or just make people laugh. Because they are so short, GIF files are quick to load and they play automatically, so they communicate what you want...
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Turn a Live Photo into a Boomerang

Friday May 17, 2024 8:36 am PDT by
Most iPhone users are familiar with Apple's Live Photos, which capture 1.5 seconds of video before and after you take a picture, with the aim of adding a little bit of life and movement to still images. What some users might not know is that you can also make a Live Photo bounce back and forth like a boomerang. If you're familiar with Instagram, you probably know what a boomerang is. Since...
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Speed Up iPhone Typing With This Simple Keyboard Trick

Thursday May 16, 2024 3:49 am PDT by
iPhone users often find themselves toggling between different keyboard layouts to type messages, emails, or fill out forms. This can slow down communication and disrupt your flow. But there are ways to streamline the process. If this quick tip is new to you, it could revolutionize the way you type on your iPhone and save you precious time. Switching away from the alphabetic keyboard layout...
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Extend M4 iPad Pro Battery Lifespan With This New Feature

Wednesday May 15, 2024 3:06 am PDT by
Apple's new M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air models feature a battery health setting that is new to iPads and when enabled prevents the devices from charging beyond 80% at all times, which can extend battery lifespan. When the 80% hard limit is enabled, the iPad will never charge beyond that percentage, except on rare occasions to "maintain accurate battery state-of-charge estimates," according...
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Check M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air Battery Cycle Count

Wednesday May 15, 2024 3:00 am PDT by
On Apple's 2024 M4 iPad Pro and M2 iPad Air models, Apple has made it possible to check the number of completed battery cycles, which is a valuable metric to determine your device's battery condition. On the new iPad Pro and iPad Air models, Apple includes a new Battery Health menu (Settings ? Battery ? Battery Health) where you can check the "Maximum Capacity" percentage of the battery. ...
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How to Fake a Dropped Call on iPhone

Monday May 13, 2024 6:15 am PDT by
If you want to end a call on your iPhone without seeming rude, this handy little trick is for you. Keep reading to learn how to fake a dropped call. Whenever you hang up a call on ‌iPhone‌, the person on the other end sees a message on their phone saying "Call Ended." This indicates that you ended the call on purpose, because if the call had dropped due to poor cellular coverage, the message...
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Automatically Trigger iPhone Low Power Mode Earlier

Friday May 10, 2024 11:35 am PDT by
If your iPhone regularly runs out of battery later in the day, Low Power Mode is one way to make it last longer. You can also make Low Power Mode automatically turn on when your battery reaches a certain custom level. Keep reading to learn how. Most ‌iPhone‌ users are familiar with the way iOS throws up a prompt to turn on Low Power Mode when the battery reaches 20%. Low Power Mode can also be ...
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How to Straighten Your Camera Shooting Angle on iPhone

Wednesday May 8, 2024 9:55 am PDT by
Apple in iOS 17 introduced a handy camera feature that helps to straighten up your shooting angle before you even hit the shutter. Here's how to take advantage of the "Level" option. For a while now, Apple's Camera app has included a few optional settings that can help you line up your shots. There's a Grid that can be overlaid on the viewfinder to help apply the rule of thirds, and a somewha...
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Here's How to Check Your iPhone's Battery Health

Wednesday May 8, 2024 8:15 am PDT by
Earlier this year, Apple retested the batteries of its iPhone 15 models and updated its battery life claims for the entire series, suggesting that they offer better longevity than previously thought. Curious about the battery health of your iPhone 15? Here's how to check it. Apple in February 2024 updated the technical specifications for the batteries in the iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone ...
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Separate Your iPhone Browsing Habits With Safari Profiles

Monday May 6, 2024 12:40 pm PDT by
With iOS 17, Safari gained a feature called Profiles that's designed to help you separate your browsing sessions into categories like Work, School, Personal, or custom categories that you find useful to have siloed. This article explains how to use it on iPhone. Apple in ‌iOS 17‌ expanded on Tab Groups with a Profile feature that lets you separate out your browsing into different use cases....
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Stay Focused or Chill Out With This Hidden iPhone Feature

Monday May 6, 2024 9:31 am PDT by
Do you sometimes struggle to maintain focus while you're working, or find it difficult to unwind and relax at the end of the day? Believe it or not, your iPhone could help with that. Keep reading to learn how. If you are looking to minimize distractions when you focus on something, or just want to zone out after a hard day's work, it's well worth checking out the Background Sounds feature on ...
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How to Watch the 'Let Loose' Apple Event on Tuesday, May 7

Sunday May 5, 2024 1:47 pm PDT by
Apple will hold its first media event of 2024 on Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time through a live stream. Titled "Let Loose," the event is expected to see the unveiling of new iPad Air and iPad Pro models, along with updated Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard accessories. There are several ways to watch the May 7 event, with details listed below. We've also included a useful guide on...
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How to Enable Stolen Device Protection on iPhone

Thursday May 2, 2024 5:41 am PDT by
When Apple released iOS 17.3 in January, it introduced a Stolen Device Protection feature to provide iPhone users with added security. This article explains what it does, why you might want to turn it on, and how to go about doing so. In 2023, reports began emerging about a new method thieves were using to steal iPhones and access users' highly sensitive data. Thieves would surreptitiously...
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Turn Several Live Photos into a Single Video on iPhone

Wednesday May 1, 2024 7:26 am PDT by
Did you know it's possible to take multiple Live Photos from your iPhone's photo library and turn them into a single continuous video? Keep reading to learn how it's done. On iPhone and iPad, Live Photos bring your pictures to life by adding a few seconds of video before and after the shot, creating a living memory rather than a static image. While Live Photos are great on their own,...
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Remove Suggested Contacts From Your iPhone's Share Menu

Wednesday May 1, 2024 2:06 am PDT by
When you go to share something on your iPhone, iOS tries to be helpful by displaying a row of suggested contacts at the top of the Share menu. Keep reading to learn how to get rid of them. Whenever you go to share something on your ‌iPhone‌ or iPad using the Share button, iOS brings up a Share menu – often called the Share Sheet – at the top of which is a row of suggested contacts with...
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Share a Webpage Link With Quoted Text in iPhone Messages

Friday April 26, 2024 7:27 am PDT by
Most iPhone users know how to share a webpage link in Messages, but not everyone realizes that you can quote text from the webpage and include it in the message link. Keep reading to learn more. Incorporating quoted text when sharing a webpage link in Messages is a great way to get to the point and make it clear why the content you're sharing is relevant and interesting. It not only makes...
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How to Make Your iPhone Screen Less Bright in Bed

Thursday April 25, 2024 3:46 am PDT by
Most of us stare at our iPhones for far too long, and this constant exposure to a bright screen can strain our eyes, especially in low-light conditions or during the twilight hours. That's where the ability to dim your iPhone screen beyond the standard brightness settings becomes a game-changer. If the screen of your iPhone or iPad is too bright for comfort, the usual solution is to go to...

Delete Multiple Contacts on iPhone

Tuesday April 23, 2024 5:20 am PDT by
Most iPhone users may not know this trick, but you can delete multiple contacts at the same time in iOS. The reason it's not more widely known is that Apple's bulk delete function in Contacts is unlike similar actions performed in Messages and Mail, so it's not immediately obvious how it works. The following steps guide you through what is actually a very simple process once you know it....