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iOS 15: How to Rearrange and Delete Home Screen Pages

Friday June 18, 2021 3:51 pm PDT by
In iOS 14, Apple lets you disable individual Home Screen pages thanks to the App Library, which is available to keep your apps better organized. However, not everyone gets on with the App Library, and it's not possible to rearrange the order of your ‌‌Home Screen‌‌ pages, nor can you delete a page outright rather than merely disabling it. In ‌iOS 15‌, though, you ‌can do both. Here's how...
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iOS 15: How to Adjust the Date and Time of Photos

Friday June 18, 2021 10:46 am PDT by
In iOS 15, the Photos app has been given a significant update that includes a richer Info pane to view information about a photo in your library, such as the camera, lens, and shutter speed used, the file size of the image, and where the image came from if it was saved from within another app. In another notable addition, you can also edit the date and time when a photo was taken. Here's...
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iOS 15: How to Get Notified If You Leave an AirTag or Apple Device Behind

Thursday June 17, 2021 2:03 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has added separation alerts to the Find My app, which let you know when you leave an AirTag or other Apple device behind. Separation alerts also support Find My-enabled third-party accessories. This article explains how you set them up. Called "Notify When Left Behind," the new ‌Find My‌ separation alerts let you know every time you are separated from your item at an unknown...
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iOS 15: How to Block Background Noise in FaceTime With Voice Isolation

Tuesday June 15, 2021 3:31 pm PDT by
In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, Apple has made its FaceTime video calling platform more appealing with several new features that aim to make it a viable alternative to rival video conferencing apps. However, one of these features, called Voice Isolation, can also be used with third-party apps like WhatsApp and Teams to make it easier for people hear your voice on a video call. When you're on a...
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iOS 15: How to Use Background Sounds to Minimize Distractions and Stay Focused

Tuesday June 15, 2021 2:41 pm PDT by
In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, one of several new accessibility features that Apple has introduced is Background Sounds, which is designed to help you stay focused, stay calm, and minimize distractions with the help of your iPhone or iPad. The Background Sounds on offer include balanced, bright, and dark noise, as well as natural sounds like ocean, rain, and stream. All of the sounds can be set to ...
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iOS 15: How to Invite Android Users to a FaceTime Call

Monday June 14, 2021 11:25 pm PDT by
In iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, you can enable anyone, even if they don't have an Apple device, to join a FaceTime call with you by creating a link to a ‌FaceTime‌ conversation that can be shared anywhere. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Using this new link facility, friends and family members who do not have an Apple account can log into a ‌FaceTime‌ call with you using a...
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Apple Music: How to Enable Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio

Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:42 pm PDT by
Apple has rolled out a new spatial audio feature for Apple Music subscribers that uses Dolby Atmos to create a richer, more immersive soundstage when listening to songs in the Apple Music catalog. With Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos enabled, the subjective experience is that musical notes are coming from all around you. The steps below show you how to control the new audio feature on any iOS ...
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How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2021 Keynote on June 7

Thursday June 3, 2021 3:45 pm PDT by
Apple's 32nd Worldwide Developers Conference will be a digital-only event much like WWDC 2020, with developers worldwide able to participate for free. WWDC is aimed at and designed for developers who create apps for Apple's platforms, but Apple always holds a keynote event that's of interest to the general public. Apple's keynote event will take place on Monday, June 7, and it will provide...
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How to Check Your AirTags Firmware Version

Thursday June 3, 2021 1:30 pm PDT by
Like most Apple products, AirTags are able to be updated with new software over-the-air, with Apple able to push new firmware when required. Apple in June released the first ‌AirTags‌ firmware update with anti-stalking security enhancements that will decrease the intervals in which an AirTag separated from its owner will play a sound. You can see if you have new firmware installed by checking...
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How to Create and Manage Calendar Events on HomePod

Wednesday May 26, 2021 5:01 pm PDT by
There are several commands that Siri can understand on Apple's HomePod and HomePod mini that make it really easy to create and manage your calendar events, which sync to any iOS device signed into the same Apple ID as the smart speaker. As long as you enabled Personal Requests during HomePod setup to let Siri access your messages, reminders, calendars, and more whenever your iOS device is on ...
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How to Hide Like and View Counts on Instagram Posts

Wednesday May 26, 2021 8:05 am PDT by
Instagram has added new options on the platform that allow users to hide the number of like and view counts of other people's posts, as well as the same counts on their own posts. The new options have been introduced to "depressurize people's experience" on the platform, the Facebook-owned social media company said. Instagram has been testing out the options in several countries since 2019,...
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How to Add a Co-Owner to Apple Card

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:51 pm PDT by
Apple Card‌ enables couples to co-own a single ‌‌Apple Card‌‌, allowing them to build their credit score together. The process is similar to sharing an ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with your teenager or friend but requires that you share your spouse's annual income. As co-owners, remember that the both of you share responsibility for all account activity, including the payment of balances. The process for ...
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How to Share Your Apple Card With Family

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:48 pm PDT by
Apple Card‌ Family allows families and friends to share a single ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with users above 13 years old, and includes the ability to set a spending limit. The process for sharing an ‌‌Apple Card‌‌ with a friend or teenager is enabled on iPhones running iOS 14.6 or later and requires that you are in the same iCloud Family as the person you wish to share the card with. The...
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How to Remotely Control Your iPhone Camera With or Without an Apple Watch

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:45 pm PDT by
Remotely controlling the shutter on your iPhone's camera lets you include yourself in the photo while avoiding the limitations of a selfie. For example, it allows you to take a picture of a wider scene with you included in the frame, which is ideal for landscape shots or group photos. If your ‌iPhone‌ is on a tripod, taking the shot remotely also reduces the risk of camera shake. Here's how to do...
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How to Turn Off Location Services on HomePod and HomePod Mini

Tuesday May 25, 2021 4:41 pm PDT by
Apple has designed HomePod and HomePod mini with privacy in mind. For example, nothing you say is sent to Apple servers until ‌HomePod‌ recognizes "Hey Siri." Moreover, all communication between your ‌HomePod‌ and Apple's servers is encrypted and anonymized. Even so, Apple provides the ability for you to turn off "Hey ‌Siri‌" on ‌HomePod‌. Simply say, "Hey ‌Siri‌, stop listening." When "Hey ‌Siri‌" is ...
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Apple TV: How to Customize the Clickpad on the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Monday May 24, 2021 7:18 am PDT by
Apple's second-generation redesigned Siri Remote features a touch-sensitive clickpad that can be used to navigate menus as well as fast-forward and rewind video. When you first start using the ‌Siri‌ Remote, touch surface tracking is on by default, but if you can't get on with the sensitivity or you're just not comfortable using touch controls on a remote, you can always customize it or turn...
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Apple TV: How to Scrub Through Video Using the New Siri Remote (2nd Gen)

Sunday May 23, 2021 8:14 am PDT by
With the new Apple TV 4K now in customers' hands, some users are reporting issues when trying to control video with the redesigned Siri Remote. Specifically, some users are complaining that using the circular gesture on the new clickpad ring to fast-forward or rewind paused video isn't working as expected. Rather than scrubbing through video continually in the direction of the gesture, the...
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Apple TV 4K: How to Stream Audio From Your TV's Inputs to HomePod (eARC)

Friday May 21, 2021 5:33 am PDT by
The new second-generation Apple TV 4K is capable of relaying audio from a compatible TV to a HomePod – even when you're not using your ‌Apple TV‌. This allows you to stream audio from a TV-connected game console or other set-top box straight to Apple's smart speakers. Keep reading to learn more and how to set it up. The new ‌Apple TV‌ 4K supports two additional connection standards, called ARC ...
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How to Factory Reset HomePod Mini

Thursday May 20, 2021 4:09 pm PDT by
If you're having trouble with your HomePod mini, need to send it in for servicing, or want sell it or give it away, you'll want to return it to factory settings first. Keep reading to learn how. There are three simple ways to reset a ‌HomePod mini‌. The first can be done via the Home app on iPhone or iPad, the second uses the physical controls on the speaker, and the third involves a computer. ...
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How to Uninstall iPhone and iPad Apps on an M1 Mac

Tuesday May 18, 2021 3:43 pm PDT by
If you own a Mac powered by Apple silicon, you can download and install iOS and iPadOS apps from the Mac App Store in macOS Big Sur. But how do you uninstall them? Keep reading to learn how. Apple's M1 Macs, which are the first to be powered by an Apple-designed Arm-based chip, are able to run iOS and iPadOS apps because of the common architecture between the different operating systems....