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February 28, 2017
Privacy is a huge topic these days. But despite this, many of us download apps and accept the terms without even thinking about it, thus giving apps access to our contacts, location, social media accounts, and more. If this describes you, no worries. I am going to tell you how you can check your privacy settings on your iPhone or iPad and revoke the access you absentmindedly gave to these apps.
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February 21, 2017
  Apple has made it easy to enter your credit or debit card information when setting up Apple Pay on your iPhone. Just use your iPhone's camera to auto fill text boxes with your information when entering a card. This makes the process painless and super quick. Here’s how to auto fill credit card information using your iPhone camera.
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February 14, 2017
Control Center is great because it allows you to quickly do all kinds of useful things like turn Wi-Fi, Airplane Mode, and Do Not Disturb on or off, lock your screen orientation, control playback, adjust volume levels, open your phone's calculator, and use your iPhone as a flashlight. However, some people worry about privacy when Control Center is accessible from Lock Screen (although, rest assured, nothing private can be opened without unlocking your phone), and others get tired of accidentally opening Control Center in an app while playing a game. Which is why Apple made it possible to turn off access to Control Center from Lock screen and within apps. Here’s how to disable access to Control Center from Lock Screen.
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February 13, 2017
The beauty of Apple Music is it allows you to add tons of songs to your collection without taking up storage space on your iPhone. But songs that aren’t downloaded to your iPhone also aren’t available for offline listening. If you’re someone who listens to music without an internet connection a lot of the time, consider turning on the setting that allows songs to automatically download to your iPhone when you add them to your Apple Music library. Here’s how to automatically download songs added to your Apple Music library.
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January 02, 2017
The Apple Mail app on the iPhone allows you to filter your email with a single tap. When you tap the filter icon in the Mail app, you can easily turn the email filter on or off. You can then use this email filter to view only your unread emails, but you can also customize the iPhone's email filter so you only see flagged emails, emails sent that day, or emails with attachments. Here’s how to filter emails in the Mail app on your iPhone to see only unread emails.
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December 21, 2016
Did anyone else upgrade to iOS 10, visit their songs on Apple Music, and ask, “What happened? What are my song arranged by artist on my iPhone?” I threw up my hands and decided to get used to it, but one of our editors, Rheanne, came in my office today with a solution. And it’s super easy. If you’re not a fan of sorting songs by artist in Apple Music, you can change it back to the pre-iOS 10 state. Before iOS 10, songs were automatically sorted by title. With the upgrade, sorting songs on Apple Music suddenly changed; now you can change it back. Here’s how to sort songs by title on Apple Music with iOS 10.
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December 19, 2016
Maps on iPhone assumes you want directions for a car by default. But if you often use public transportation or walk, you may want to change your default transportation mode for Maps. Changing your default transportation mode for Maps is easy within iPhone settings. That way, when you open Maps and select a route, you’ll automatically see the directions and estimated travel time for the mode of transportation you plan to use. Here’s how to change your default transportation mode in Maps.
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December 15, 2016
If you have the iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, you’ve probably asked what the heck is haptic feedback? In short, it’s a vibration used to let the user know a button has been pressed. In the case of the iPhone 7, the Home Button uses haptic feedback to let you know you’ve pressed the button to unlock your iPhone, activate Siri, or what have you. You can change the “click” you feel in the iPhone Home Button settings. The haptic feedback on iPhone used in the Home Button has three different options to choose from. Here’s how to customize Home Button haptic feedback with iPhone 7 or 7 Plus.
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December 14, 2016
With iOS 10 on iPhone, emails from the same person now bundle into threads, which means all the emails from that exchange appear in a single email instead of appearing as separate messages. This feature is on by default now in the Mail app and has been giving quite a few users a headache. Other users find the feature helpful since it keeps all emails from a conversation together, preventing the older emails from getting lost. Luckily, you can turn email threads off in Settings if you’d prefer. Here’s how to turn off email threads in iOS 10 on iPhone.
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December 13, 2016
If you're looking for a particular note, you can search within individual folders in the Notes app. But what if you want to search through all the notes in the app all at once? It's easy to do. Starting with iOS 11, Notes has its own search bar within the app. You'll just have to pull down slightly on the screen to make it appear. By searching your Notes with its search bar, you can find any note you've created by searching for terms from the note. Here's how to search the Notes app on your iPhone. 
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December 09, 2016
These days, hands-free iPhone operations are easier than ever. You can navigate in Maps, jam out to music, and look up information on Safari just by asking Siri to take over for you. And you can also use Siri to send hands-free texts, create reminders, make a list in Notes, and more. For most people, Siri commands will take care of all your dictation needs. But if you want to mostly dictate text instead of using a keyboard, you can also enable Dictation on your iOS device. In this article, we'll show you how to send texts and simple emails via Siri and how to enable Dictation if you want to leave your iPhone keyboard behind completely, and we'll share a few simple dictation commands to get you started. 
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December 02, 2016
When you search the web in Safari on your iPhone or iPad, the default search engine determines what site is used to look for results. Even if you’re in the Safari browser, you can still choose to use Google search instead of say, Bing or Yahoo. iOS also gives you the option to use DuckDuckGo for Safari, which doesn't track a user's search history, for greater privacy. Changing the default browser on an iPhone or iPad is easy. You can choose what you want your iPhone default search engine to be within Settings. Here’s how to change your default search engine in Safari on iPhone or iPad. Please note that if you set Google as your default browser in Safari it is different from browsing the web with Chrome. To make Chrome the default browser on your iPhone or iPad, simply download the iOS Chrome app from the App Store and browse the web using the Chrome app instead of the Safari app.
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November 29, 2016
Have you ever wondered how to turn off iMessage on Mac? The first time I received an iMessage on my Mac, I immediately began looking for a way to disable the feature. My iPhone tends to be right next to me anyway, so broadcasting my text messages on a Mac is definitely something I wanted to deactivate. Luckily, you can stop iMessages from popping up by simply turning off messages on Mac. It’s actually incredibly easy to do. Here’s how to deactivate and get rid of messages on Mac.
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November 26, 2016
Before WatchOS 3, taking a screenshot on Apple Watch was done by simultaneously clicking the Side button and Digital Crown button. However, taking a screenshot on Apple Watch is off by default with WatchOS 3. This is due to the new feature that allows you to pause and resume a Workout on Apple Watch by pressing both the Side button and Digital Crown button. However, you can turn screenshots on Apple Watch back on in the Watch app. You can also change the Workout setting so that it pauses and resume automatically when you stop or start moving. Here’s how to re-enable screenshots on Apple Watch with WatchOS 3.
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November 23, 2016
With iOS 10, press Home to open means you have to click the Home button to actually navigate to your Home screen. You’ll see at the top of Lock screen, when you use Touch ID, it will say Unlocked but it won’t open to Home until you press your Home button. And if you have Raise to Wake disabled, unlocking your iPhone takes two presses of the Home button. Press Home to open can be disabled in Settings by turning on Rest Finger to Open. Here’s how to disable press Home to open with iOS 10 on iPhone.
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November 21, 2016
Finally, iOS 10 has options for people who are multilingual. Previously, your iPhone had a singular language, which meant Autocorrect would try to change French words to English, even if you were using the French keyboard. But with iOS 10 on iPhone, your Autocorrect can be multilingual and solve this frustrating problem for those who know multiple languages or are learning them. With iOS 10, you can type text in multiple languages (regardless of what keyboard you’re using) and Autocorrect will make suggestions for the multiple languages. Here’s how to have multilingual Autocorrect on iPhone with iOS 10.
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November 15, 2016
I try to be good about keeping my Messages app clear of unwanted texts by deleting them. There are times, though, that I receive messages from people who are not in my Contacts and I may want to save the text, but not necessarily add the person to my Contacts list. That’s why I’m glad Apple added a sorting feature to Messages. Now I can keep my Contacts and Unknown Senders separate. Once you change this message-filter setting on your iPhone, you'll see two tabs in Messages: one for Contacts and one for Unknown Senders. Here’s how to sort texts from Contacts and unknown senders in Messages on your iPhone.
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November 11, 2016
If you have an iPhone 5s or later, and that iPhone has a Home button, or if you have an iPad that offers Touch ID, you can set it up to work as a passcode for your iPhone or iPad and App Store purchases and for apps like 1Password or Notes. If your iPhone or iPad doesn't have a Home button, you'll want to read our article on how to set up Face ID instead. If you're not sure if your device has Touch ID, see the full list of compatible devices at the end of this article. Using Touch ID is as simple as placing your finger on your Home button, which is where Touch ID resides. Touch ID recognizes your fingerprints, up to five of them. But first you'll need to set up Touch ID and allow it to be used across your device. 
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November 09, 2016
Since iOS 10 on the iPhone, you can type a word in messages and Predictive text will suggest the emoji that matches that word. However, most people I’ve talked to don’t want to replace the word with an emoji, they simply want to include the emoji after the word. Luckily, you can add emojis to your messages without opening the emoji keyboard and avoid replacing the word with a simple tap of the space bar. The emoji will remain in your Predictive text suggestions and you can easily select the emoji to appear right after the word for it. I’ll show you what I mean below; here’s how to prevent emojis from replacing words in Messages.
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November 07, 2016
Apple Maps is finally catching up to Google Maps. With iOS 10, you can avoid tolls in Apple Maps more easily by changing a setting. Previously, the only way to avoid toll roads in Apple Maps was to look at the available routes and choose one that indicated it was toll-road free. Or use Google Maps to avoid tolls. But with iOS 10 and later, you can avoid tolls in Apple Maps because the changed setting automatically directs you to a route without toll roads. You can still select a toll road, but Apple Maps gives you the option to avoid them before suggesting you take a toll-road-ridden route. Here’s how to avoid toll roads in Apple Maps with iOS 10 on iPhone.
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October 19, 2016
No one likes getting lost in a parking lot. Apple Maps' parked car feature allows you to use Maps to find your car in a sea of vehicles. In order for this to work, your car will need either CarPlay or a Bluetooth stereo that your iPhone pairs with. Once you’ve set up the parked car feature, it will be ready for use without you needing to think about it every time you park. Here’s how to find your parked car using Apple Maps on iPhone.
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October 18, 2016
When you tilt your screen on iPhone, it automatically rotates. This is helpful in many different scenarios; but on iPhone Plus models, a horizontally rotated phone makes certain stock apps look slightly different—this is called Landscape mode on iPhone.The larger screen on the iPhone Plus models is used to present more information in split screen format. When your iPhone 6, 6s, 7, or 8 Plus is held horizontally, your iPhone is in Landscape mode. Some iPhone Plus users appreciate the split screen Landscape mode, especially in apps like Mail, where they can simultaneously view their inbox and a specific email. However, there are plenty of iPhone 7 Plus or iPhone 8 Plus users who would rather just turn off auto rotate on iPhone or Landscape mode entirely. We’ll show you what Landscape mode looks like in different apps below with horizontal iPhone screenshots from the iPhone 7 Plus. Then we’ll get to how to turn off auto rotate on iPhone in case you decide Landscape mode is not your style. We'll also cover how to remove split screen from Landscape mode on your iPhone Plus and continue enjoying the extra horizontal screen space.
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