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How to Restart Siri Remote and Apple TV Remote

Thursday January 19, 2023 1:01 am PST by
Sometimes the Apple TV Remote or Siri Remote can become unresponsive or lose its connection to the ‌Apple TV‌ for no obvious reason. This article outlines what you can try to get it working again. Usually when the remote that comes with Apple's set-top box stops functioning properly, it's either due to a hardware fault and the remote needs replacing, or the battery just needs recharging via...
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How to Schedule Shut Down, Restart, and Boot/Wake in macOS Ventura

Tuesday January 10, 2023 10:11 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, the way you schedule your Mac to shut down or reboot has changed. Keep reading to learn how to schedule power management using Apple's latest Mac operating system. Scheduling your Mac to sleep, wake, or reboot can be useful for a number of reasons. Maybe you prefer your Mac to turn itself off at the end of the day so you don't have to. Or perhaps you like to reboot once a...
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How to Enter macOS Recovery Mode on Apple Silicon Macs

Friday December 16, 2022 1:16 pm PST by
All modern Macs with Apple silicon feature a built-in recovery system called macOS Recovery that includes various utilities that can be accessed before your Mac boots up the operating system. This article explains what apps are available in macOS Recovery and how to use it. With macOS Recovery, you can perform several troubleshooting related actions on your Mac if it isn't functioning as it...
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How to Copy and Paste Edits to Photos in macOS

Wednesday December 14, 2022 1:06 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple has brought some notable improvements to the Photos app, one of which is the ability to copy edits you make to an image and then paste them to other pictures. Keep reading to learn how it's done. If you have multiple photos that you want to edit in the same way, or if you've made changes to one photo that you want to replicate in another photo, you can use the new...
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How to Enable More Frequent Updates for Live Activities on iPhone

Tuesday December 13, 2022 9:20 am PST by
With the release of iOS 16.2, Apple has added an extra level of customization to Live Activities with an option for more frequent updates. Keep reading to learn how it works. Introduced in iOS 16, Live Activities are lingering interactive notifications that stay up to date, allowing you to keep an eye on things happening in real time right from the Lock Screen. If you're following a sports...
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How to Temporarily Disable iCloud Private Relay for a Specific Website on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday December 13, 2022 8:51 am PST by
When Apple introduced its paid-for iCloud+ service with iOS 15, it included a new security feature called ‌iCloud‌ Private Relay, which is designed to encrypt all of the traffic leaving your device so no one can intercept it or read it. Private Relay sends web traffic to a server that is maintained by Apple in order to strip the IP address. Once IP info has been removed, Apple sends the...
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How to Enable End-to-End Encryption for iCloud Backups

Tuesday December 13, 2022 7:51 am PST by
With the release of iOS 16.3 and macOS 13.2, Apple is introducing Advanced Protection for iCloud, which uses end-to-end encryption to provide Apple's highest level of cloud data security yet. Here's everything you need to know about enabling it on your devices. The new security feature ensures users will have the choice to further protect their important iCloud data, including iCloud Backup, ...
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iOS 16.2: How to Use the Apple Music Sing Karaoke Feature

Thursday December 8, 2022 2:23 am PST by
With the release of iOS 16.2, iPadOS 16.2, and tvOS 16.2, Apple is introducing Apple Music Sing, a new Karaoke experience for ‌Apple Music‌ subscribers that lets users sing along to their favorite songs by adjusting the volume of the vocals in tracks. Available on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K (2022), ‌Apple Music‌ Sing works with ‌Apple Music‌'s real-time lyrics feature, and gives you control...
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How to Disable Ability to Return Missed Calls When iPhone Is Locked

Tuesday December 6, 2022 5:04 pm PST by
In iOS, it's possible to return missed calls directly from the iPhone Lock Screen. This article explains why you might want to disable access to this feature, and how to go about it. In early versions of Apple's mobile operating system, all a user could access on their ‌‌iPhone‌‌'s Lock Screen was the time, date, any notifications, and the camera and flashlight functions. To do anything...
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How to Change Your Mac's Startup Disk

Tuesday December 6, 2022 5:03 pm PST by
Apart from the default startup disk, Mac computers can be set to start up from a different disk like an external drive, network volume, or a USB flash drive. This article explains the process for configuring a new start up disk on Macs with Apple silicon and older Intel-based Macs. When it comes to changing your Mac's startup disk, you can do so for the next startup only or for every startup ...
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How to Disable Access to Notification Center When Your iPhone Is Locked

Tuesday December 6, 2022 5:01 pm PST by
In iOS, your Notification Center can be accessed by anyone when your iPhone is locked. If this default setting sounds a little less private than you'd like, keep reading to learn how to disable it. In Apple's iOS, Notification Center shows your notification history and allows you to scroll back and see what you've missed. If your ‌iPhone‌ is unlocked, you can swipe down from the center of the...
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How to Disable the Ability to 'Reply With Message' When Your iPhone Is Locked

Tuesday December 6, 2022 4:58 pm PST by
In iOS, Apple includes an option to reply to messages from the Lock Screen. This article explains why you might want to disable this function, and how to go about doing so. In early versions of Apple's mobile operating system, all that a user could access on an ‌iPhone‌'s Lock Screen was the time, date, any notifications, and the camera and flashlight functions. To gain access to...
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How to Disable Today View and Search on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Friday December 2, 2022 10:06 am PST by
In iOS, Apple's Today View and Spotlight Search functions can be accessed via the iPhone Lock Screen. This article explains why you might want to disable access to them from the Lock Screen, and how to go about doing so. In early versions of Apple's mobile operating system, all an ‌iPhone‌'s Lock Screen provided users with access to was the time, date, any notifications, and the camera and...
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How to Find, Merge, and Delete Duplicate Photos in macOS

Thursday December 1, 2022 11:28 am PST by
In previous versions of macOS, relying on your Mac to automatically track down duplicate photos in your Photo Library wasn't an option, and if you wanted to purge your library of duplicates you had to download a third-party app. In macOS Ventura, however, that's no longer the case, because the Photos app will now automatically detect any duplicates in your library and collate them together...
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macOS: How to Use Live Text to Copy and Share Text in Video

Thursday December 1, 2022 11:27 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple has expanded the reach of its Live Text feature, which can recognize text in not just photos, but also videos now, too. Keep reading to learn how to use it. In macOS Monterey, Apple introduced a feature called Live Text that can automatically recognize text when it appears in an image in Safari, Photos, Preview, Quick Look, and elsewhere, allowing you to easily copy...
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macOS: How to Disable Rapid Security Response Software Updates

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:24 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple can deliver security updates to Macs without having to update the entire operating system. Keep reading to learn how it works and how you can disable it if you prefer. In the past, some of Apple's most important point releases of macOS have been linked to critical security updates that are designed to keep you and your private data safe and secure online....
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How to Enable Background Sounds on Mac to Stay Focused and Minimize Distractions

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:23 am PST by
In macOS Ventura, Apple introduced a new accessibility feature called Background Sounds, which are designed to help you stay focused, stay calm, and minimize distractions. Keep reading to learn how it works. In iOS 15 and later, there is a feature that lets you play ambient soundscapes in the background on your iPhone, and with the release of ‌macOS Ventura‌, these sounds are now available on ...
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How to Use Your iPhone's Camera as a Webcam for Your Mac

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:22 am PST by
If you have macOS 13.0 or later installed on your Mac, you can use your nearby iPhone as your computer's webcam. Keep reading to learn how it works. With macOS Ventura, Apple introduced a completely new take on its Continuity Camera feature, which now lets you use your ‌‌iPhone‌‌'s camera as a webcam for your Mac. Continuity Camera works wirelessly or wired in FaceTime, Zoom, and other...
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How to Automate Low Power Mode When Your iPhone Battery is Depleted

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:20 am PST by
If you find your iPhone regularly running out of battery later in the day, Low Power Mode is a handy option to have available. This article shows how to make Low Power Mode automatically turn on when your ‌iPhone‌'s battery reaches a certain level. Most ‌iPhone‌ users will be familiar with the way iOS throws up a prompt to turn on Low Power Mode when the battery reaches 20%. Low Power Mode can...
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How to Correct Siri's Pronunciation of Names

Thursday November 24, 2022 8:19 am PST by
Apple's digital assistant Siri is pretty good at pronouncing names correctly, but occasionally one will confound it. Fortunately, you can help ‌Siri‌ say the names of your contacts properly. This article explains how. Some names can be hard for ‌Siri‌ to say correctly on first try, but you can teach the digitial assistant thanks to a type of field that can be added to the person's contact on...