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How to Link Shazam to Your Spotify Account

Wednesday January 20, 2021 1:35 am PST by
Shazam is an Apple-owned popular service that can identify the names and lyrics of songs, music videos, TV shows, and more, simply by listening to and deciphering whatever is playing. After you've identified songs in the Shazam app by pressing the big Shazam button, you can use streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to listen to them. In this article, we're going to show you how to ...
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How to Control the Active Noise Cancellation Feature on AirPods Max

Wednesday January 13, 2021 12:46 pm PST by
This article explains how to control the Active Noise Cancellation feature on Apple's AirPods Max headphones. Bear in mind that iOS devices need to be running iOS 14.3 or later in order to support ‌‌AirPods Max‌. You can check that your device is updated by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. What is the Active Noise Cancellation Feature on ‌AirPods Max‌?...
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How to Control the Transparency Feature on AirPods Max

Monday January 11, 2021 5:10 pm PST by
This article explains how to control the Transparency feature on Apple's AirPods Max headphones. Bear in mind that iOS devices need to be running iOS 14.3 or later in order to support ‌‌AirPods Max‌. You can check that your device is updated by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. What is the Transparency Feature on ‌AirPods Max‌? ‌‌AirPods Max‌ are Apple's first...
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How to Use Apple's Live Listen Feature With AirPods Max

Monday January 11, 2021 5:03 pm PST by
Since 2014, Apple has included a little-known feature in iOS called Live Listen that allows an iPhone or iPad to serve as a remote microphone for an MFI-compatible hearing aid. In iOS 14 and later, Live Listen supports AirPods Max, Apple's premium luxury headphones, making it possible to use your iOS device as a directional mic and have the audio it picks up relayed to your ears. As an...
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How to Change the Name of Your AirPods Max

Monday January 11, 2021 5:01 pm PST by
When you've successfully paired new AirPods Max to an iPhone or iPad, Apple's over-ear headphones are given the default label "[Your Name]'s ‌‌AirPods Max‌" in Bluetooth device lists. If you want, you can change this name by following these simple steps. How to Change the Name of ‌AirPods Max‌ on iOSOn your ‌iPhone‌ or ‌iPad‌, launch the Settings app. Tap Bluetooth. Tap the "i" icon next to your...
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How to Unpair AirPods Max From iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, or Mac

Monday January 11, 2021 5:00 pm PST by
This article explains how to unpair AirPods Max from a number of different Apple devices. If you're sending ‌AirPods Max‌ back to Apple for return or passing them on to someone else, then you'll want to unpair the headphones with your Apple hardware before you part ways with them. Bear in mind that when you unpair ‌AirPods‌ from an iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV (fourth-generation or later),...
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How to Check AirPods Max Battery Life

Monday January 11, 2021 4:58 pm PST by
Apple's AirPods Max headphones offer around 20 hours of listening time or talk time on a single charge when you have Active Noise Cancellation and spatial audio turned on. If you pop ‌‌AirPods Max‌ in their Smart Case for five minutes, you can get enough charge for around 1.5 hours of listening time. During use, you'll hear a tone when your ‌‌AirPods Max‌ battery charge is 10%, and a second...
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How to Connect AirPods Max to Apple TV

Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:19 am PST by
When you pair AirPods Max headphones to your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac, the pairing information is synced across all the devices linked to your iCloud account. That means if you've already paired your ‌AirPods‌ Max to one of your devices, then you won't need to go through the process again when it comes to connecting them to your ‌Apple TV‌. However, even if your ‌AirPods Max‌...
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How to Get AirPods Max to Announce Your Calls

Tuesday January 5, 2021 9:13 am PST by
If you receive a call on your iPhone (or an Apple Watch with cellular) when your AirPods Max are connected, you'll notice the ringing tone interrupt whatever it is you're listening to. To find out who's calling, normally you'd have to take out your ‌‌iPhone‌‌ or look at your Apple Watch, but you can actually make your ‌AirPods‌ Max (or any connected headphones) announce who it is,...
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AirPods Max Noise Cancelation in Only One Side? Here's How to Fix It

Wednesday December 30, 2020 4:04 am PST by
After using AirPods Max for a while now, some users have reported experiencing an issue with the headphones that occurs when switching them between active noise cancelation and transparency modes. Pressing the noise control button on the right ear cup is meant to toggle ‌AirPods Max‌ between the two modes seamlessly, but sometimes only one of the ear cups will switch modes in response,...
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How to Set Up and Connect Your New AirPods Max

Thursday December 17, 2020 4:19 pm PST by
Apple in December 2020 debuted AirPods Max, a pair of wireless over-ear headphones that share many of the features of AirPods Pro, but in a more premium package. If you've just received a pair of Apple's new headphones, you'll be raring to use them to listen to music, take phone calls, use Siri, and more. Keep reading to learn how to set up and connect them to your devices. Update Your...
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How to Pause and Resume Apple Fitness+ Workouts

Thursday December 17, 2020 12:35 am PST by
Apple Fitness+ combines with Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to provide the convenience of being able to work out whenever you like and wherever you are. Another convenient feature is that you can pause a workout on these devices at any time and then resume it just as easily when you're ready to continue. This article describes the pause and resume functions on Apple Watch, iPhone,...
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How to Assign Primary Users to Individual HomePods in the Same Household

Wednesday December 16, 2020 4:35 am PST by
Apple on Tuesday released an iOS 14.3 update for HomePod and HomePod mini, which Apple's release notes said included "general performance and stability improvements," but it actually failed to mention a new feature that allows the head of a household to assign primary users to different HomePods in the same home. ‌HomePod‌ can automatically recognize voices to personalize music requests,...
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How to Reset AirPods Max to Factory Settings

Tuesday December 15, 2020 4:04 am PST by
With the first wave of AirPods Max orders now arriving into the hands of customers, as always there are bound to be a few hiccups encountered when trying to connect and use the over-ear headphones with different devices for the first time. If you're experiencing issues, the first thing you should do before anything else is reset the headphones and see if that resolves the problem. If that...
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How to See Your Apple Fitness+ Workout Summaries

Monday December 14, 2020 4:25 pm PST by
When you finish an Apple Fitness+ workout, Apple provides a summary that shows an overview of the workout time, active calories burned, total calories burned, and your average heart rate, but you may want to see these metrics in more detail at a later date. Luckily, they're all saved in the Fitness app. Here's how to access them: Open up the Fitness app on iPhone (this was previously...
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How to Download the Fitness+ App on iPad

Monday December 14, 2020 4:11 pm PST by
On the iPhone and the Apple TV, Fitness+ is installed automatically when upgrading to iOS 14.3 and tvOS 14.3, but that's not the case on the iPad. If you want to use Fitness+ on an iPad, you need to manually download the app from the App Store. It's not clear why Apple didn't just add the Fitness+ app to the iPad when updating to iPadOS 14.3, but it's as simple as any other app to...
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How the Apple Fitness+ Burn Bar Works

Monday December 14, 2020 3:54 pm PST by
In some workouts, you'll also see a Burn Bar that lets you compare your effort to others who have done the same workout. It is available for High Intensity Interval Training, Treadmill, Cycling, and Rowing workouts. The Burn Bar is meant to be motivational, and it adjusts based on your weight to allow for an equal comparison when it comes to calories burned. To calculate your performance,...
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How to Download an Apple Fitness+ Workout for Offline Viewing

Monday December 14, 2020 3:35 pm PST by
One of the perks of Fitness+ is the option to download Fitness+ videos to your library for offline viewing, a handy option if you're planning to travel somewhere that doesn't have an internet connection but you don't want to miss a workout. First, you need to save the video that you want to download to your favorites by following the instructions in our how to on saving videos to a list. After ...
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How to Save an Apple Fitness+ Workout to Your Favorites

Monday December 14, 2020 3:01 pm PST by
If you come across an Apple Fitness+ workout that you particularly enjoy, you might want to save it to your playlist so that you can repeat it again later. Open the Fitness app. On iPhone, tap the Fitness+ tab. Find the video that you want to save. Tap on the "Add" button. To get to your saved workouts, go to the main Fitness+ interface and then scroll down to the bottom where your ...
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How to Find an Apple Fitness+ Workout

Monday December 14, 2020 2:10 pm PST by
There are multiple different workout types in the Fitness+ app, including yoga, high impact interval training, core, strength, treadmill, cycling, rowing, dance, and mindful cooldown. Apple has a limited amount of content available at this time, but plans to grow the number of Fitness+ videos on a weekly basis. Luckily, it's easy to find the specific content that you're looking for. Open...