Tips

July 09, 2020
When iPadOS 13 came out, I was delighted to discover that I could use a mouse with an iPad, as long as the mouse used Bluetooth. When Apple released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4, it added even more support for using a trackpad or wireless mouse for the iPad, iPad Pro, or even an iPhone, if it's the correct model. Here's how to connect your iPad mouse or trackpad to your tablet.
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May 20, 2020
Let’s say you’re listening to music using your Bluetooth speaker, and you get a call. When you answer that call, the audio will probably default to your iPhone. But what if you want the call to always default to your Bluetooth headphones, speaker, or earbuds? You can select which Bluetooth device your call audio defaults to in the Call Audio Routing settings in the iPhone Settings app. We've already covered Bluetooth pairing to your iPhone, and how to change which Bluetooth connection you're using to play audio from your iPhone or iPad. Now, here’s how to set your speaker, headphones, or earbuds as the default audio on your iPhone.
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May 15, 2020
  If you've ever wondered, "Can you pair headphones with an Apple TV," then you'll want to check out this tip. Pairing your Apple TV with Bluetooth headphones is simple if you know where to look. Apple TV is striving to be your one-stop box for all things TV, movies, and video. But you may not want the sound of your Apple TV disturbing the people around you (or a baby sleeping in the next room.) Luckily, with a 4th-generation or later Apple TV, you can pair headphones with Bluetooth headphones like you would any other Apple device. Here’s how to pair headphones with an Apple TV.
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February 12, 2020
With iOS 13, Apple has stepped up its Privacy settings. Now, in addition to being able to customize your Location Services for specific apps, you can also block apps from using Bluetooth. This won’t stop you from being able to use your headphones, but it will prevent the app from using your iPhone's Bluetooth in other ways that might affect your privacy. Read on to learn how to disable Bluetooth for specific apps.
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November 19, 2019
You can pair multiple Bluetooth devices to your iPhone or iPad and easily switch between them from the Control Center. We’ll go over where in the Control Center you can switch which Bluetooth device is currently playing your sound. This is handy if you need to switch from a speaker to headphones and in other similar instances. Here’s how to switch Bluetooth devices in the Control Center.
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August 23, 2019
Did you know that you can pair your AirPods to multiple iPhones and iPads, even an iPhone or iPad that doesn't belong to you? Connecting your AirPods to someone else's iPhone or iPad (or connecting your iPhone to someone else's AirPods) is as simple as opening your AirPods case near the new device and following the on-screen prompts to pair your AirPods. Let's get started learning how to pair your AirPods to multiple iPhones and iPads.
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August 06, 2019
Before iOS 11, if you wanted to share your Wi-Fi password you'd need to give it out so visitors could enter it into their device and join your network. This could get complicated if your devices had stayed logged in to your Wi-Fi for so long that you found yourself asking, "wait, what is my Wi-Fi password again?" But now iPhone owners no longer have to remember and share their password, the new system allows you to share your Wi-Fi with other Apple users with just one tap. Let's get started learning how to share Wi-Fi passwords!  
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July 31, 2019
Want to know the quickest way to transfer photos and scan documents from your iPhone to your Mac? Here's how to use the Continuity Camera feature on the Mac, which enables you to scan documents or take photos on your iPhone and instantly have them uploaded on your Mac. Your Mac needs to be updated to macOS 10.14 or later and your iPhone to iOS 12 or later. You won't have to use AirDrop or have your device physically connected to the Mac with a cable for this tip. However, both your iPhone and Mac do need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network with Bluetooth enabled and be near each other (like in the same room). Both Mac and the iPhone will also need to be signed in to iCloud with the same Apple ID using two-factor authentication.
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July 22, 2019
You can rename your AirPods, Airpods (2nd Generation) and AirPods Pro, using your iPhone. Renaming your AirPods can save you a headache if you have a variety of Bluetooth devices or share a Wi-Fi network with multiple people using their own devices. It might be especially useful if you plan to connect your AirPods to someone else's device, or connect two AirPods to one iPhone, to help keep track of which set is which. Here's how to change the display name of your AirPods, making them quick to find if you need to do some adjustments. Note that your AirPods will need to be paired and connected to your iPhone to change their name. This will also work to rename other Bluetooth devices on your iPhone, depending on whether their manufactoror allows them to be renamed. You may also be interested in how to change your AirPods settings on your iPhone.
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January 01, 2019
A lot of gadgets connect via the iPhone’s built-in Bluetooth these days. But what if you’re listening to music on your Bluetooth speaker when your phone rings and you don’t want the whole room to hear your conversation once you pick up the phone? Luckily, it’s easy to quickly switch the audio from a Bluetooth speaker to your iPhone’s internal speaker or to your AirPods or other Bluetooth headset. Here’s how to bypass a Bluetooth device when taking or making a call.
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July 26, 2018
In a previous daily tip we discussed how to set up a Personal Hotspot using your iPhone, and how to connect your devices to it using Wi-Fi. But what to do if Wi-Fi is unavailable or unreliable? You're not out of options; it's time to connect to your Personal Hotspot using Bluetooth. While your Bluetooth connection will be slower than Wi-Fi, it does have its charms. Bluetooth uses far less power than a Wi-Fi connection, is more secure, and features automatic pairing—as opposed to Wi-Fi, which has a lag while your laptop, iPad or iPod connects, and may require you to rejoin the network every time your device goes to sleep. So without further ado, let's learn how to connect to a Personal Hotspot using Bluetooth!
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June 18, 2018
Did you know that you can customize how you'd like your AirPods' controls and settings to work? Using the iPhone paired with your AirPods, you can name your AirPods and decide which functions you'd like to engage when you double tap your right or left AirPod, such as activating Siri to adjust the volume on your iPhone. Let's get started learning how to change your AirPod's settings with your iPhone! 
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February 14, 2018
Bluetooth technology has been around for twenty years, and new and improved Bluetooth devices for iPhone are hitting the market every day. Bluetooth speakers, Bluetooth headsets, Bluetooth keyboards, all of these devices work in essentially the same way; they automatically detect and connect to each other and share information. If you haven't purchased a Bluetooth device or paired one to your iPhone yet, it's time to learn how! Let's get started learning how to connect your iPhone to Bluetooth devices.
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July 04, 2017
Owning an iPhone makes it very convenient to complete a variety of tasks, including those that require writing. The iPhone’s keyboard is acceptable for writing quick emails or jotting down notes, but if you have more in-depth work to accomplish, like in your Pages app, it’s easier to use a regular-size keyboard. There are various keyboards you can get. Some are made to travel, so they fold up. Others attach to your iPad for productivity. And there’s always the option to use an Apple keyboard. Regardless of your choice, setting up the keyboard is easy to do within settings. Here’s how to set up a Bluetooth keyboard on iPhone or iPad.
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