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September 23, 2020
A group chat in the Messages app is handy if you have information to relay to several people at once. Text notifications from a group message can get really annoying, though, and Apple has finally come up with a solution. With iOS 14, we can tag contacts in messages within a group text, so every member doesn't have to get text message notifications for each message. This means that you can choose to receive only tagged chat messages within a group chat; here's how.
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September 21, 2020
iPad and iPhone emojis are a great way to add a little flair to messages and other text you type in the Messages app, or any other app that lets you use your iPad or iPhone keyboard. Now, with iOS 14, Apple has made iOS emojis easier to find and use than ever before with the new emoji search feature. Let's learn how to use this emoji finder to quickly locate the emoji you want on your emoji keyboard.   
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September 19, 2020
A new feature introduced in iOS 14 is the iPhone App Library. The App Library automatically sorts your apps into folders and also offers an alphabetical directory where you can search for any app you have downloaded. This takes away the difficulty of searching through your Home screen for lesser-used apps, and offers helpful suggestions when you're not sure which of your apps would best suit your purpose. In the mood for a game, but don't know which one? See them all in one place. So let's take a look at how to use the App Library.
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September 18, 2020
Apple's latest iOS update, iOS 14, allows iPhone users to pin their most important contacts and group texts to the top of the Messages app, making it faster and easier to send a text message to the people you message the most. You can pin up to nine text threads, which will appear at the top of your Main Messages page as circular icons. It's quick and easy to pin a contact or group message to the top of your Messages, and, if you change your mind about it later, it's just as fast to unpin it. Let's learn how.
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September 17, 2020
With indentation as easy as it is on a computer, it can be frustrating to realize there's no tab key on iPad or iPhone keyboards. If you're like me and depend on your Notes app to organize your life, you'll want to know the formatting options available. Nested lists in the Notes app make navigation easier and gives the option to mark tasks as partially done, and indenting blocks of text can draw attention to quotes or important items. But without an obvious option on the keyboard, how does one indent text in the Notes app? It's easier than you think.
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September 16, 2020
iOS 14 is finally here! If you're reading this on September 15 and haven't received an update notice on your iPhone, be patient; Apple rolls out its new iPhone software update gradually, beginning on the release date. Apple's new iOS update includes overall improved speed and performance, stackable Home screen widgets, Picture in picture, Pinned Messages, Inline Replies, new Memoji stickers and features, and many other improvements and fixes. Ready to update to the latest iOS update, iOS 14? If you've been wondering, "how do I update my iPhone?", we’ll cover which iPhones are compatible with iOS 14, how to get the iOS 14 download, and how to update to iOS 14 so you can begin to take advantage of the new iPhone software capabilities and features right away.
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September 15, 2020
Want to know how to listen to audiobooks on an Apple Watch? If you've bought books for the Audiobook app on your iPhone, then you can listen to those books on your Apple Watch. I've enjoyed listening to books that I forgot that I purchased ages ago through iTunes, as well as newer books that I bought on sale. The Audiobook app on the Apple Watch lets you listen to your favorite book wherever you are, whether you're walking to grab a cup of coffee or out for your morning jog. Here's how to listen to audiobooks on the Apple Watch.
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September 14, 2020
People are asking, “How do I remove Memoji keyboard stickers from my emoji keyboard?” You might have been annoyed to find that your Frequently Used emojis are preceded by a bunch of Memoji stickers that you never actually use. Luckily, there’s a hidden setting you can adjust to remove Memoji stickers from the emoji keyboard. Let’s dive in with how to get rid of Memoji stickers on the emoji keyboard so that you can once more find your favorite face-palm emoji.
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September 12, 2020
People want to know how to change the default Apple Pay card quickly, without hassle. Having a default card can be useful, but sometimes you you'd rather put a big expense on a credit card instead of your bank card. This tip teaches you the most convenient method for swapping out your default Apple Pay card, right from inside your wallet! Let's dive in with how to change an Apple Pay card.
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September 11, 2020
Need to do a group FaceTime call instead of a group text? Texting is great, but sometimes, you need to have a conversation face-to-face. Starting a group FaceTime from a group text message is the easiest way to start a group call. The contacts involved will be notified and can join the ongoing FaceTime chat whenever they're ready. It's quick and easy to do a group FaceTime call from a group text, so let's dive in.
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September 10, 2020
Want to record a video on the iPhone quickly? When you find the perfect moment for a video, you don’t always have time to switch between Photo and Video mode on your iPhone. This tip for the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max will show you how to take a video on an iPhone right from Photo mode
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September 09, 2020
Wondering how to share a password from iPhone to iPhone or to an iPad or Mac? If you want to let someone else watch your Netflix account, or log in to a website to view your shopping list, sharing the password safely and accurately can be a real pain. Especially if you are using longer, more secure passwords. But you don't have to type and text the password or read it out loud to the person you're sharing it with. The easiest way to share a password securely is by using AirDrop. This tip will show you how to share a password iPhone to iPhone or to other Apple devices, without any mistakes. Let’s get going with how to use AirDrop for password sharing on the iPhone.
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September 08, 2020
Did you know that you can close all your Safari tabs that have been open beyond a set amount of time, instead of waiting for Safari to hang up or slow down? When you close tabs regularly, Safari runs much more smoothly, but it’s easy to forget to close tabs in between use. Luckily, you can create a schedule to close all your Safari tabs. Here’s how to close tabs on Safari automatically.
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September 07, 2020
We’ve had Split View and Slide Over for a while now, allowing us to work in more than one app at a time. Now, users can also work in more instances of the same app in different windows. This is great if you’re organizing the folders in your Files app working on a large project in Pages, but how does it work, exactly? This tip explains what it means to run multiple windows of the same app. Read on to learn how to open the same app in a new window on the iPad.
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September 05, 2020
You can set an alarm on the iPhone, but if you sleep through your iPhone’s alarm, then it’s not doing you much good. You can change the alarm volume on your iPhone, but you’ll have to dig around your Haptics & Sounds settings to do it. This quick tip will show you how to set the alarm on your iPhone to the perfect volume, so let’s dive in.
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September 04, 2020
Forget package tracking apps! Did you know you can track shipments on your iPhone without ever leaving the app in which you received the tracking number? If you’re worried about porch pirates, one of the best security measures is knowing when a package is supposed to arrive. Your iPhone will automatically detect tracking any tracking number that you receive in Mail or Messages. You can also use the same method to track packages from websites like Amazon by copying and pasting the tracking number into Notes. For an extra layer of security, you can add a unique passcode to Notes. With this tip, you’ll be able to set up tracking from any carrier. Let’s dive in to how to use iPhone package tracking.
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September 03, 2020
The Scribble feature makes Apple Watch lets you compose texts by writing the words on your Watch Face with a finger rather than dictating them to Siri. Quiet texts on the Apple Watch make it easier to send and receive texts discreetly. But what happens when your watch fails to correctly translate your scribbling into text? With Scribble on the Apple Watch, you can also edit incorrect words without talking to Siri. Here’s how to text on an Apple Watch and edit texts using Scribble.
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September 02, 2020
With the new iPadOS, Apple made app icons smaller in order to fit more icons on a given screen. But what use is having more icons if you can’t find the app you’re looking for because the app icons are so small? Apple anticipated this and nested a fix for the small iPad icons inside the Settings app. Read on to learn how to make the change the app icons on your iPad to be bigger.
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September 01, 2020
Sometimes, you need to close all your tabs in Safari on your iPhone to get the browser to run smoothly, but that can mean losing important pages you’d like to read later. This tip will teach you how to instantly save all your open Safari tabs as bookmarks on your iPhone or iPad so that you can easily find them again. Read on to learn how to save several bookmarks at once.
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August 31, 2020
Are you into iPhone photography and wondering how to get the best shots in low light? Apple's latest iPhones, the 11 and 11 Pro, offer a new camera feature called Night Mode. Night Mode makes night photography easy, allowing users to take clear, vivid pictures in low-light situations. We've already answered the question, "how do you use the new iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 camera on Night Mode?" Now, we'll go over the different ways to use Night Mode camera settings on your iPhone so that you can have more control over the amount of exposure in a low-light shot.
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August 29, 2020
If you have a child who uses your iPad or iPhone, you'll love this tip. Keeping our kids from seeing inappropriate content online can be a struggle, but Apple makes putting parental controls on your iPad or iPhone easy. (We cover how to use Parental Controls to set restrictions on a child's personal device in a different tip.) If you ever hand your iPhone to the back seat to keep your kids occupied on a long car ride or let them watch a movie on your iPad while you get dinner together, you'll want to read how to restrict your iPad or iPhone for your child to make sure they're only accessing age-appropriate material. 
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August 28, 2020
  Apple's Find My app (formerly Find My iPhone) enables you to locate any of your devices instantly, so if you're wondering what to do if you lost your phone or how to locate a lost iPad, the Find My feature is all you need. It’s easy to use and you are be able to see the location of all your devices right there on the map view. The best part of Find My iPhone is being able to see where your iPhone, iPad, and Mac are from any of your devices. That means if you've lost your iPhone, you can find its location from your computer or another Apple device. 
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August 27, 2020
We all want our kids to avoid screen addiction and be safe online, but that can be hard to accomplish when children have open access to the internet via their iPhone or iPad. Fortunately, Apple's Screen Time parental controls are easy and free to use. In the past you might have had to pay for iPad or iPhone parental control apps to make sure inappropriate content wasn't getting through on your kids' devices, but not anymore. Learn how to set up Screen Time settings on your child's iPhone and iPad, and how to lock those settings so your curious kids can't access the content you've blocked.
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August 26, 2020
Have a song stuck in your head but can't figure out what it is? Well, you can search by song lyrics in Apple Music. Even if the words in your head don't include the title, there's still a good chance you'll find what you're looking for in the search results. Here's how to look up songs by lyrics in Apple Music.
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