Tips

June 10, 2020
Some people want to know how to turn off the shutter sound on an iPhone. I like to take pictures of my cat when she's asleep, but as soon as she hears the shutter sound, she starts to move. If you want to take nature photos without being noticed or just don't like the shutter sound, there's an easy way to mute the shutter. While you can turn down your volume or turn off the ringer, this tip will show you how to mute the shutter without having to adjust your iPhone's volume. Let's get started with how to turn off the shutter sound on an iPhone.
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June 09, 2020
People are asking, "Can you get incoming calls while on FaceTime?" Yes! With FaceTime call waiting, accepting incoming calls and putting your FaceTime call on hold is easy. When someone calls you while you’re on a FaceTime call, you have two options: End & Accept or Decline. If the calls are both FaceTime Audio (FaceTime without video) or one is a regular phone call, you'll be able to Hold & Accept. This fast tip will show you how to answer calls and place calls on hold using FaceTime call waiting, so let's dive in!
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June 08, 2020
Apple Cash doesn't need any extra app downloads or new accounts to work; all you have to do is set up Apple Pay in Settings. Once set up, Apple Cash will allow you to request and receive payments quickly and conveniently through your Messages app, and even cancel payments if needs be. Not everyone will want to receive payments automatically, though. Some people may want to approve each payment that gets sent to them, and there is a setting in Apple Cash that allows for manual rather than automatic payment acceptance. Let's get started learning how to change your Apple Pay settings from automatic to manual receipt of payments. Please note that there is no Apple Cash for Android; only iMessage users can send and receive Apple Cash.
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June 06, 2020
Want to know how to find Apple purchases using Family Sharing? After all, the best part of Apple Family Sharing is... sharing! After setting up your Family Group, you can get to sharing all of your content, including purchases like apps, music, TV shows, and movies, as well as books from the Apple Books app (well, except for the content that's hidden.) I love sharing music with my boys, but don't care to have any of their apps on my phone. With this tip you can use Family Sharing to share everything you want to and download none of what you don't. Here’s how to access and download shared purchases with Family Sharing.
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June 05, 2020
If you've been wondering, "how do I scan a QR code on my iPhone?", you're in luck. Before iOS 11, you needed a third-party app to be able to scan QR codes on an iPhone or iPad. No longer! You can finally use the stock Camera app on your phone or tablet to scan QR codes, and it’s pretty easy to do so. QR codes usually appear as encoded black and white squares that, when scanned, present more information on a topic in the form on a web-page, contact information, video, or just about anything. Once you've learned how to scan a QR code with your Camera app on an iPhone or iPad, you might like to find out how to add a QR scanner to your iPhone's Control Center.
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June 04, 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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June 03, 2020
If you use Apple's Reminders app to keep on top of your chores, events, and tasks, there's a convenient feature you'll want to try out. The Reminders app now allows users to tag a contact when they create a new reminder. Once you do this, a reminder notification will pop up on your iPhone next time you use the Messages app to text your tagged contact. We've already gone over how to use Siri to add reminders to lists, and how to group related lists in the Reminders app. Now, let's learn how to stay organized by tagging a contact in a reminder, so you don't forget to include key people in your plans.
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June 02, 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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June 01, 2020
There's an Apple TV remote app available for download in the iTunes Store, but if your iPhone is running iOS 11 or later, you don't need it; your iPhone's Control Center automatically includes the Apple TV Remote app. The iPhone remote control feature is super convenient, especially if you've lost your Apple TV remote or want to use your iPhone keyboard to enter text in the search field on your Apple TV instead of slowly and painfully swiping through one letter at a time with your remote. Here’s how to set up the Apple TV Remote in your iPhone's Control Center to operate your Apple TV.
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May 30, 2020
Want to check your iPhone's battery health? Apple landed in hot water with customers a few years ago when a feature designed to slow the processors of older iPhone models to keep them from suddenly shutting down came to light. Critics maintained that Apple was throttling the speed of earlier iPhone models to push customers toward newer devices, while Apple insisted that the feature was necessary to cope with aging batteries. Now, Apple lets iPhone users monitor their battery life. You can also enable a feature that reduces aging by optimizing how your battery behaves when charging. Let's get started with how to check your iPhone's battery health. It's quick and easy, and a valuable piece of information about your device.
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May 29, 2020
Want to know how to set Family Sharing? Apple Family Sharing is a great way to share apps, media such as music, books, and movies, and even iCloud storage plans with your family. You can also use it to manage your kids' screen time and purchases. Though I love the idea of sharing Apple Music, Books, and App Store purchases with my family (who really wants to have to purchase the same song three times so everyone in the house can have it?), the job of setting up your Family Sharing account can be daunting. Here's a quick tutorial about how to set up your Family Sharing account.
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May 28, 2020
The FaceTime app is the free Apple live chat app, and it's a fun way to connect with friends and family when hearing their voice just isn't enough. This video chat app, one of the best, is even better with FaceTime filters. There are lots of filters for FaceTime to choose from, so you'll always find something to fit your mood, including a cartoon filter, a few black and white choices, and much more. We've already shown you how to FaceTime, how to group FaceTime, and how to use Memoji, Animoji, and stickers during your FaceTime call. Now, let's get started learning how to put filters on FaceTime on your iPhone or iPad. 
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May 27, 2020
People are asking how to organize podcasts on the iPhone with the Apple Podcast app. If you have a long morning commute or like to listen to podcasts while you're out and about, having to stop what you're doing to switch podcasts can get annoying. That’s where the ability to create your own stations or playlists comes in handy. You can organize podcasts into stations that allow you to easily find the type of podcast you want to listen to. A recent change to my schedule has me commuting an extra two hours a week. Instead of looking at the extra time as an annoyance, I decided to make more use of the Podcasts app on my iPhone. However, the more subscriptions I have, the less organized they are in the Podcasts app. I have a variety of Podcasts on my iPhone, but I don’t want to be listen to meditation Podcasts while I’m driving down the road. Here’s how to organize podcasts into stations on iPhone.
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May 26, 2020
People are asking, "Can I use my iPhone to type on the Apple TV?" The answer is yes! Being able to use your iPhone or iPad to enter text instead of the Siri remote is a huge bonus. Using Siri or the Siri remote to input text on the fourth-generation Apple TV can be a real pain. Using your iPhone or iPad to type on the Apple TV is the quickest way to input text. Forget sliding across or spelling out each letter of a sword to Siri; just use the Apple TV Remote keyboard on your iPhone or iPad to make it easy. Here’s how to use your iPhone or iPad to type on the Apple TV.
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May 25, 2020
The Apple Notes app is a convenient way to keep track of lists, ideas, and more. You can choose to start a new note from your Lock screen every time you need to jot something down, or to continue with the last note you were working on. We've already shown you how to write a note directly from your iPhone's Lock screen, and how to organize your notes by transferring them to a folder. Now, let's learn how to set whether to continue a previous note or start a new note when opening Notes from your Lock screen. 
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May 23, 2020
Want to know how to flip the FaceTime screen on an iPhone? FaceTime video calls automatically use the front view camera, which is great for talking face-to-face, but sometimes you want to show the other person a quick house tour or the odd sleeping position your cat picked. Sure, you can flip your iPhone around, but it's hard to tell exactly where your camera is pointing when you use that method. Here's how to flip the FaceTime camera during a call.
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May 22, 2020
Apple's Books app, formerly iBooks, allows iPhone and iPad users to purchase, save, and read books and PDFs. The Books app offers a page-turning animation to mimic the experience of reading a hardcopy book. Some people enjoy this type of e-book reading experience, while others find it unnecessary or annoying. Fortunately, it's easy to switch off the page-turning animation. We've already gone over how to buy e-books and audiobooks in the Books app, as well as how to save e-books and audiobooks to purchase later. Now, let's cover how to read those e-books by scrolling through, rather than turning virtual pages. 
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May 21, 2020
Have you ever wondered how to turn off iMessage on a Mac? The first time I received an iMessage on my computer, 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 your Mac. It’s actually incredibly easy to do. We've already shown you how to enable iMessages on an iPhone, iPad, and Mac, how to turn off read receipts, and how to fix an iMessage waiting for activation error; here’s how to deactivate and get rid of messages on your Mac.
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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 19, 2020
Have you ever wished you could mute yourself on FaceTime? Would you like to know how to pause FaceTime to hide your video feed? Well, we've got good news. You can mute yourself and hide your video during a FaceTime call, for those times when you need some privacy. FaceTime is a great tool for staying in touch with friends and family in a way that not only allows you to hear their voice, but also to see them and their environment. While using FaceTime on an iPhone is a convenient and fun way to stay in touch, there are times when you may need to mute the audio or pause the video so that every detail of life isn't available to your FaceTime buddy. Whether you need to take a moment to get out of a crowded, loud area, or for any number of other reasons, you may want to mute yourself on FaceTime or pause the video on your FaceTime call. Let's get started learning how!
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May 16, 2020
Want to view the Apple workout history from your Apple Watch? The Apple Watch is the ideal accessory for on-the-go people who need a workout watch that offers both functionality and durability. With handy features including fitness tracking, health monitoring, and the ability to play music, the Apple Watch offers everything an athlete needs to stay informed and motivated about activity levels and fitness. The Activity app for Apple Watch tracks data about your workouts each day, then archives that information for future reference. But what if you want to review your Apple Watch workout history? Let's get started learning how to view your Activity app workouts, so you can sort your data and have the fitness information you need at your fingertips. 
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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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May 14, 2020
People are asking, "How do I choose my phone number for FaceTime?" If you have multiple numbers and email addresses associated with FaceTime, you can set which one will appear as your caller ID. Setting your FaceTime caller ID will allow the person receiving your call to always see the same contact and know it’s you. Your caller ID can be your phone number or linked email account, depending on your preference. We'll cover how to change your Facetime caller ID in just a few easy steps. 
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May 13, 2020
You've probably seen iPhone message reactions; they're the little icons that appear beside a text in an iMessages thread. If you've wondered how to like a text message or if you've asked yourself, "how do you laugh at a text," this quick tip will help you out. Message reactions are a fast, fun way to respond to a text or to add visual flair to a conversation. Here's how to add iPhone message reactions to a text conversation.
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May 12, 2020
If you find that a podcast is playing too fast on your iPhone, you might need to adjust the playback speed. Podcasts are perfect for listening to while completing a task, whether that be cooking dinner or driving home from work in bumper-to-bumper traffic. The length of podcasts varies hugely from a few minutes to a couple hours. But what if you don’t have a couple hours but you also really want to listen to that podcast you love? Speed it up.  Or, if you find yourself asking, "Why is my Podcast app playing so fast?" slow it down. Here’s how to change the playback speed of a podcast.
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