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iOS 15: How to Find User Settings in Maps

Thursday July 29, 2021 4:40 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has added a user account area in the Maps app that corrals several custom areas like direction mode, toll and highway avoidance options, transit options, and more. To access it, simply tap the circular icon to the immediately to the right of the search bar. You should see your initials within the circle, indicating it's your account. A new menu card will pop up with...
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iOS 15: How to Filter Search Results in Maps

Thursday July 29, 2021 4:35 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has worked to improve the search results in its Maps app, and has added the ability to filter results by options like what specific cuisine you're looking for, whether a restaurant is open or offers takeout, and more. In the following steps, we've demonstrated how it works by looking for restaurants that serve a particular type of cuisine, but you can filter other...
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iOS 15: How to Use the Interactive Maps Globe

Thursday July 29, 2021 4:15 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has enhanced the Maps app to include a new globe view that allows you to spin the world around and zoom into different regions on Earth. In previous versions of iOS, zooming out maximally in Maps would present you with a flat world map, but the new globe view gives you a three-dimensional view of Earth from space that's a lot more fun to navigate. It's easier, too –...
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iOS 15: How to Enable Smart Activation for Focus Modes

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:12 am PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios. An optional feature called Smart Activation lets your iPhone automatically turn on particular Focus modes at opportune times through the day, ...
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iOS 15: How to Adjust Home Screen and Lock Screen Settings in Focus Mode

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:03 am PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios, like studying, spending time with family, or winding down before bed. When a Focus mode is active, you can also choose to show only specific ...
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iOS 15: How to Allow Time Sensitive Notifications to Bypass Focus Mode

Tuesday July 27, 2021 10:01 am PDT by
With Focus in iOS 15, you can set an activity that you're doing, such as working, exercising, reading, or spending time with family, and block out the notifications that are unrelated to those tasks. It's like Do Not Disturb, but with more options for refining what you see and what you don't see. If there's something pressing coming up or an event you're expecting that you don't want to...
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How to Schedule and Automate Focus Modes

Monday July 26, 2021 3:35 pm PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set up your device to help you be in the moment and zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing, and you can customize Focus modes for specific scenarios. You can activate a Focus on your iPhone when you want to reduce distractions and spotlight your attention on something, but you can also...
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How to Check Your MagSafe Battery Pack's Firmware Version

Monday July 26, 2021 3:27 pm PDT by
As with most Apple devices and accessories, the MagSafe Battery Pack that's designed for the iPhone 12 models is able to have its software updated over the air, which lets Apple introduce performance improvements even after the product's launch. If you need to check the firmware version of your ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌, you can do so using the Settings app. Here's how: Attach the ‌MagSafe ...
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iOS 15: How to Delete a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes that when enabled help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to a particular thing. ‌iOS 15‌ comes with a handful of pre-set Focus modes, like Sleep, Personal, and Work, and you can also create your own custom configurations to filter notifications based on what you're doing. But how do you delete a Focus you no...
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iOS 15: How to Customize a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's new Focus feature aims to reduce distractions and set your device to help you be in the moment. You can do this by creating a new Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. If you want to customize a Focus that's already set up, you can do so by going into Settings -> Focus and selecting the Focus...
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iOS 15: How to Activate a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set your device to help you be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. You can activate a Focus on your iPhone when you want to reduce distractions and give over your attention to a single thing. Simply launch the Control Center by ...
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How to Set and Manage HomePod Timers on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:43 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 14.7 and the new 14.7 software update for HomePod and HomePod mini, Apple has added support for managing multiple timers directly from the Home app on iPhone and iPad. Ever since iOS 12, ‌HomePod‌ users have been able to set timers, but previously this was only possible via Siri voice commands and there was no app interface for managing them. Now, however, you can set...
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How to Install Apple's Beta Firmware on AirPods Pro

Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:59 pm PDT by
Apple in July 2021 began offering beta firmware for the AirPods Pro, with the software available for Apple Developer program members. ‌AirPods Pro‌ firmware betas are limited to developers and are quite tricky to install, with an installation guide available below. Note: Installing the firmware in an unauthorized way can put the ‌AirPods Pro‌ into an unusable state that necessitates an...
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How to Get Audible Alerts From Apple Watch About Your Workout Progress

Tuesday July 20, 2021 4:04 pm PDT by
In watchOS 8 and iOS 15, Apple has added a new option that lets you receive audible announcements on your workout progress. This article explains what they do and shows you how to enable them. Progress alerts are nothing new in third-party workout apps. Most people who have used one will be familiar with the idea: Your workout is in progress, and at some point the app tells you via spoken...
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How to Find the Serial Number of Your MagSafe Battery Pack

Monday July 19, 2021 1:25 pm PDT by
If you need to know the serial number for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack, there are a few ways to check. The serial number may be useful for verifying authenticity. Check the Back of the ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ If you take the ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ off of the iPhone and look at the back, the serial number is shown in small text at the bottom. It can be hard to read, so it may be useful to take ...
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iOS 15: How to Create a Focus

Monday July 19, 2021 11:47 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a new Focus feature that aims to help reduce distractions and let you zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing. With Focus, you can set your device to help you be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for ...
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iOS 15: How to See All the Web Links Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 19, 2021 11:40 am PDT by
iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing web links with each other over Apple's Messages app, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Safari app called Shared with You. If someone shares a web URL with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in Safari. You can find this new section as a display option in the main Start Page that's...
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iOS 15: How to Drag and Drop Screenshots

Tuesday July 13, 2021 4:30 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has expanded support for drag and drop functionality across apps on iPhone, allowing you to move files, images, and selected chunks of text from place to place. Cross-app drag and drop has actually been available on the iPad since 2017, but now Apple has extended the feature to the ‌iPhone‌ with ‌iOS 15‌. In addition to apps, the multi-finger action also works with screenshots. ...
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iOS 15: How to Correct Errors in the Photos People Album

Monday July 12, 2021 4:56 pm PDT by
Regular users of Apple's Photos app will be undoubtedly familiar with the People album, which tries to identify faces in your pictures so that you can label people with their proper names and use that label as an organizing element in your library or as a discoverable tag. Most ‌Photos‌ app users will also know that Apple's on-device face recognition isn't always totally accurate, and there...
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iOS 15: How to See All the Photos People Have Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 12, 2021 4:53 pm PDT by
Most iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing media with each other over Messages, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Photos app called Shared with You. If someone shares a photo or video with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in ‌Photos‌. You can find this new section by selecting the For You tab. If the photo shared...