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October 17, 2019
Ever leave a tab open at home before work, and then want to find it again later from your iPhone? I do all the time! The Google Chrome iPhone app lets you see the tabs you left open on your computer and open them on your iPhone. Just enable Chrome Sync in the Chrome settings menu, then tap the tabs icon at the bottom of your Chrome browser, and you'll find a desktop icon on your tabs list that will show you all the tabs open on other devices. Being able to switch from one device to another with minimal effort is a huge advantage. Here's how to view your computer's open Chrome tabs, Chrome bookmarks, and more on your iPhone.
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October 16, 2019
The Sign in with Apple feature lets you use your Apple ID to sign in to websites and their associated apps securely, privately, and without the hassle of a million different passwords to keep track of. Sign in with Apple looks just like the Sign in with Google and Sign in with Facebook buttons you often see when creating new accounts; but unlike Google and Facebook, Apple doesn’t give away any of your information—no advertising profiles, no usage statistics. Read on to find out how to use Sign in with Apple to secure and simplify your online life.
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October 15, 2019
Half the fun of having an iPhone or iPad is being able to try all sorts of apps for work and fun. To download an app, you'll need to search or browse for the app in the App Store. Here's how to purchase and download apps from the App Store.
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October 14, 2019
When you tap the Share icon in an app, you are taken to a menu that includes options for Recent Contacts, Apps, and Actions. Editing the Favorites section of an action menu in apps like Photos or Notes lets you add the functions you use most often in that app to the top of the action menu. To edit an action menu, you'll need to select Edit Actions at the bottom of your screen and locate the function you want to edit, such as Print or Copy. The actions available will vary according to app. Let's dive in with how to customize action menus in the iPhone Share screen.
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October 12, 2019
When you share your location with iMessage, you can quickly tell a contact where you are so that you can find each other more easily. To share your location, you'll need to open the contact's information inside the message thread and select Send My Location. Here's everything you need to know to send and share your location over iMessage.
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October 11, 2019
Portrait mode has been making folks look great since the iPhone 7 Plus and 8 Plus—taking great portraits has never been so easy as picking a Portrait Lighting mode and letting the iPhone work its magic. With iOS 13, Apple has added even more flexibility: you can adjust the intensity of the lighting effect applied in Portrait mode. To avoid your photo looking like a bad photoshop job, just tap the lighting intensity icon at the top of the screen and swipe on the slider left or right to tune the effect up or down. A little goes a long way! Let's get started.
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October 10, 2019
  iPhone screens have gotten wider, and those wider screens can sometimes be hard to navigate one-handed. If you're having trouble accessing items at the top of the screen on your iPhone, give your overstretched thumb a break and start using Apple's Reachability feature to pull the top of the screen within reach. To use this feature, you'll need to enable Reachability in the Settings app. Here's how to use Reachability, with our without the Home button, to make your iPhone's screen more comfortable to access.
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October 09, 2019
For an extra layer of protection when using the Notes app, Apple now allows you to create a unique password for each of your Notes accounts, whether that's iCloud, On iPhone or On iPad, or an email-associated account. Before iOS 13, when you locked a note with a passcword for the first time, that password became the password for locking notes in all your Notes app accounts. You can now create a unique password for a Notes account by going to Notes in the Settings app and selecting Password. 
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October 08, 2019
You can customize your iPhone's Share menus by selecting apps like Messenger or Mail and rearranging the icons to make sharing images, web pages, and other media from your iPhone more efficient. To edit the icons in your Share menu, you'll need to open the Share tab and tap the More icon to the right of your share options to access the edit menu. Here's how to add Messenger and other apps to your Share menus.
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October 07, 2019
Customize a display picture in your Messages app profile and you’ll be able to share the face you choose with anyone you message. As of iOS 13, you can edit your profile picture and name; simply open messages, tap the three dots at the top of the screen, tap Edit Name and Photo, and swipe left or right to select an option. You can use a memoji or animoji, your initials with a custom color, or any picture on your iPhone. Once it’s set, you can choose whether to make your profile name and image visible to everyone in your contacts list, or only to select contacts. Let’s get started.
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October 05, 2019
Requesting and receiving money on your iPhone has been a possibility for a long time; apps like Facebook, Venmo, Paypal, and even Snapchat have all helped iPhone owners with these transactions. Apple Pay makes this even easier for iPhone users—you can quickly and securely request and receive payments right from the Messages app on your iPhone, as long as the person you're exchanging money with also has Apple Pay. No need to exit a text thread and open an app anymore! But what if you make a payment to the wrong person, or what if your payment isn't accepted? How do you go about canceling a payment you've made with Apple Pay Cash through your Messages app? Let's get started figuring this out, so that you don't have pending payments hanging out in your transaction history.
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October 04, 2019
Slide to Type, or the QuickPath keyboard, has finally arrived on the iPhone with iOS 13! With the QuickPath keyboard you can compose words by swiping from letter to letter without lifting your finger from the virtual keyboard, and the phone predicts what word you want by noticing when you hesitate or change directions. You can also switch back and forth between swiping and tapping to type, as you prefer. When I first heard of this feature I didn't think much of it, but it quickly became my go to method for typing on my phone, and with all the texting and messaging we do these days, that's a big deal. I found I could compose messages one-handed, with increased overall speed and accuracy. Let's get started.
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October 03, 2019
Apple Maps Favorites allow you to skip typing in your home address every time you want to navigate there. Instead, you can save your often-used locations, including work, home, and any place else you want, by opening Maps, searching for your favorite location's address, tapping on it in the search results list, and then scrolling all the way to the bottom to tap Add to Favorites. Your list of favorites will appear every time you open Maps, and navigating to one of them is just one tap away. Read on to learn more about how to add Favorites to your Apple Maps and how your Favorites can help you plan your frequent trips.
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October 02, 2019
The new iOS 13 Dark Mode feature reverses the color scheme on your iPhone, darkening the background and lightening text to provide higher contrast, and can help reduce the eye strain caused by looking at bright screens. Thanks to iOS 13, all you need to do to switch to Dark Mode on your iPhone is open the Display & Brightness options in the Settings app. Let's get started with how to switch your iPhone from Light to Dark Mode.
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October 01, 2019
The Photos app can get crowded quickly, but knowing how to use the Photos Tab inside the app can make navigating and organizing your files much simpler. And now it's even easier with the updated Photos app in iOS 13. To use the Photos Tab, open the Photos app and tap the Photos label on the bottom left to view your images by Years, Months, Days, or All Photos. Here's how to navigate the Photos Tab.
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September 30, 2019
Rich text email, including bold text and fonts, has come to the iPhone! As of iOS 13, you can format emails to your pleasure in the Mail app by simply composing an email, selecting the text you want to format, and then tapping the "Aa" option just above the keyboard. A menu of text formatting options will replace the keyboard, and you can format your email like a pro. Here’s how to format your text in the Mail app on an iPhone with iOS 13.
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September 28, 2019
  Apple's Health app can tell you how many flights of stairs you've climbed or steps you've taken, your cycling distance, calories, weight, and, starting with iOS 13, how often your headphones were too loud. Sorting through all that data could be daunting, but the Summary tab can be customized to show only what you want to see: simply go open the Health app, tap the Summary tab, tap Edit in the top right corner, and then select the kinds of data you want to see in your summary. More health minded? With a HealthKit accessory, you can track your resting heart rate, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. Looking to focus on nutrition? The Health app can show your nutrients including sodium, fat, carbohydrates, and fiber. Choosing which of all these metrics to view is easy! Let me show you how.
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September 27, 2019
If you're planning a big trip or a busy weekend, you can use Apple Map's new iOS 13 Collection feature to create a list of the places you'd like to go. To create a Collection, swipe up from the bottom of the screen in Apple Maps and select New Collection to begin your list of locations. Let's dive in with how to create a Collection using Apple Maps.
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September 26, 2019
You can use Hey Siri to perform basic operations on your iPhone, such as turning on your flashlight, making a call, or looking up information on the internet. To set up Hey Siri in iOS 13, start by going to Siri & Search to enable Listen for Hey Siri. Let's dive in with how to set up Hey Siri on the iPhone.
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September 24, 2019
Thanks to iOS 13, you can now create your own Memoji even if you have an older iPhone as long as it has an A9 chip. Whether animated or pasted from a sticker sheet, Memojis are a great way to personalize messages. You can create an animated Memoji and a Sticker-Sheet Memoji by selecting the plus icon in either menu to add a customizable avatar. Memojis are similar to Animojis, as they can follow your head and facial movements, but different in that they are nearly infinitely customizable. Let's get started learning how to make Memojis on your iPhone so you can join in the fun! 
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September 23, 2019
Sometimes the right side is the left side—you've taken a picture that needs to be flipped, or mirrored, in order to get the best effect. This effect is super easy in iOS 13; simply open the image in Photos, tap Edit, and use the mirror/flip icon. Images in mirrors are flipped around right to left, so this lets you take a selfie that looks like you do in the mirror, and can also be useful when you need to imbed an image in a collage or other media, since sometimes the direction the subject is facing makes all the difference. Read on for how to horizontally flip pictures or images in the Photos app on the iPhone.
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September 21, 2019
Did you know that in the Photos app you can apply a filter, tweak an effect like contrast, or even remove those changes to reset the picture? You're not stuck with the settings you pick when you take a picture—you can change them simply by opening the Photos app, selecting a photo to edit, tapping the Edit option at the top right of the screen, and then swiping left or right through the exposure options below the picture to apply effects. The Photos app puts the power right in your hands, with no need for third-party photo editing apps! Here’s how to apply filters and tweak contrast in the Photos app on your iPhone.
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September 20, 2019
If you accidentally recorded a video in landscape mode or upside down on your iPhone, then fear not; with iOS 13, you can flip your videos from inside the Photos app. To flip a video with iOS 13, all you have to do is open the video in the Photos app, tap Edit, and tap the cropping icon to open the rotation options. Here's how to use the Photos app to flip a video on your iPhone with iOS 13.
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September 19, 2019
iOS 13 is finally here! When you're ready to install the new OS, open the Settings app and select General then Software Update to begin the installation process. If you're reading this on September 19 and haven't yet received an update notice on your iPhone yet, be patient; Apple rolls out its software update gradually on the release date. Apple's new operating system update includes overall improved speed and performance, a more user-friendly Photos app, Dark Mode, 3D and street-level maps, Memoji updates, a swipe-to-type keyboard, and many other improvements and fixes. Ready to update to iOS 13? We’ll cover what devices are compatible with iOS 13 and how to accomplish this software update so you can begin to take advantage of these new capabilities and features right away.
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