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How to Install the HomePod Public Beta Software 16

Monday July 25, 2022 3:04 pm PDT by
Alongside the iOS 16 public beta, Apple released beta HomePod software for the first time. The HomePod software updates that are beta tested are usually limited to a select group of invite-only testers, but that has changed with the HomePod Software 16. This article explains how you can install it on your HomePod mini devices. Apple hasn't revealed any possible features coming to the...
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iOS 16: How to Activate Low Power Mode With a Focus

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:42 pm PDT by
Introduced in iOS 15, Focus mode is an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to activate Low Power Mode on your device when a specific Focus in enabled. Here's how it works. In iOS...
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iOS 16: How to Switch On Dark Mode With a Focus

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:42 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to activate Dark Mode on your device when a specific Focus in enabled. Here's how it works. In iOS...
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iOS 16: How to Use Focus Filters to Hide Content in Apps

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:42 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 15 introduced Focus mode, an expansion of Do Not Disturb that allows you to set up different permissions for apps, contacts, and more depending on what you're doing. In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has expanded what Focus modes can do with new features, including the ability to add Focus Filters. This article explains what Focus Filters are and how to set them up. Focus...
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iOS 16: How to Crop a Lock Screen Wallpaper

Tuesday July 19, 2022 4:42 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple has added several personalization options to the Lock Screen that have not been seen before on iPhone, allowing users to build a gallery of easy-to-swap wallpapers with uniquely customized designs. To make photographs look better on Lock Screens, Apple has also built a number of photo editing options into the gallery interface, including a quick and simple ...
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iOS 16: How to Automatically Switch Lock Screens at a Set Location

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:43 pm PDT by
Apple has introduced several improvements to Focus modes in iOS 16, and one of them is the ability to link a custom Lock Screen to a particular Focus mode. With the wealth of personalization options that can now be applied to Lock Screens, this means you can customize them specifically to better reflect your Focus. One of the great things about ‌iOS 16‌ is that it allows you to make Lock...
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iOS 16: How to Hide Notifications on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:12 pm PDT by
Apple in iOS 16 has made many welcome changes to the iPhone Lock Screen, including adding a wealth of customization options and introducing widgets for the first time. The way notifications show up has also changed, and you can now choose how they appear on your Lock Screen, and even hide them altogether, to be revealed by you with a tap. Due to the Lock Screen changes, notifications in iOS...
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iOS 16: How to Automatically Switch to a Lock Screen at a Set Time

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:10 pm PDT by
Apple has introduced several improvements to Focus modes in iOS 16, and one of them is the ability to link a custom Lock Screen to a particular Focus mode. With the wealth of personalization options that can now be applied to Lock Screens, this means you can customize them specifically to better reflect your focus. One of the great things about ‌iOS 16‌ is that it allows you to make Lock...
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iOS 16: How to Disable Lock Screen Perspective Zoom

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:07 pm PDT by
With iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple introduced a complete overhaul of the iOS Lock Screen, making it more customizable than ever and bringing widgets to the Lock Screen for the first time. ‌iOS 16‌ retains the perspective zoom feature that's responsible for the effect where you can see more of the Lock Screen wallpaper when you tilt your iPhone. As in previous versions of iOS, the feature...
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How to Install the tvOS 16 Public Beta on Apple TV

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:06 pm PDT by
Apple has seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 16 software update to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers a chance to try out the new Apple TV software ahead of its official release in the fall. tvOS 16 brings several new features to ‌Apple TV‌. tvOS 16 enables cross-device connectivity, a feature that allows developers to integrate ‌‌Apple TV‌‌ apps with iPhone, iPad,...
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How to Install the macOS 13 Ventura Public Beta

Thursday July 14, 2022 12:05 pm PDT by
Apple has made a macOS 13 Ventura beta available for its public beta testing group, letting public beta testers try out the software before it launches this fall. The ‌macOS Ventura Public Beta is available to anyone with a compatible Mac and it does not require a developer account. This guide walks you through some simple steps on installing the beta software. Before downloading the...
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How to Install the iOS 16 Public Beta

Monday July 11, 2022 1:50 pm PDT by
Apple today seeded new iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 beta updates to its public beta testing group, giving non-developers an opportunity to try out the new software ahead of its fall launch. Signing up to get the ‌iOS 16‌ or ‌iPadOS 16‌ beta is simple, and can be done by enrolling an iPhone or iPad in Apple's free Apple Beta Software Program. Instructions are below. On your iOS device, open up...
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How to View Shazam Music Recognition History on iPhone and iPad

Monday July 11, 2022 9:19 am PDT by
In iOS 14.2 and later, Apple includes a Shazam Music Recognition feature for the Control Center, giving iPhone and iPad users a quick and easy way to identify what music is playing without them having to download the Shazam app. Music Recognition can be added to Control Center in the Settings app under the Control Center menu. From there, scroll down and tap the + button next to the Music...
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iOS 16: How to Disable Lock Screen Depth Effect

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:32 pm PDT by
With iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple introduced a complete overhaul of the iOS Lock Screen, making it more customizable than ever and bringing widgets to the Lock Screen for the first time. One of the new features is a new depth effect that works well with images of people in your Photo library. When you're creating a new Lock Screen, a "People" category suggests images of people that...
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iOS 16: How to Delete a Lock Screen Wallpaper

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:28 pm PDT by
With iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple overhauled the Lock Screen design to make it far more customizable, allowing you to personalize everything from the color and style of the clock font to the look of pictures used as wallpaper. ‌iOS 16‌ also introduces Lock Screen widgets that provide you with glanceable app information without having to access the Home Screen. To consolidate all of these...
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iOS 16: How to Change Notifications Layout on Your Lock Screen

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:26 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple made sweeping changes to the way the iPhone Lock Screen works, adding multiple layers of customization and the ability to add widgets. As part of its design overhaul, Apple also changed the way notifications appear, and added options for how they should be displayed. Because of the new Lock Screen design, notifications now come in from the bottom of the...
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iOS 16: How to Display iPhone Battery Percentage on Your Lock Screen

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:24 pm PDT by
If you have an iPhone with a notch, you'll have noticed that the battery level indicator in the top-right corner of the screen doesn't show the actual percentage of battery that's left. With older iPhones that feature no notch, Apple includes an option within settings to toggle the percentage on or off, but if your ‌‌iPhone‌‌ has a notch, there's no setting that will enable it....
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iOS 16: How to Show the Weather Forecast on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:22 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple lets you display the local weather forecast directly on your iPhone's Lock Screen using widgets. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Thanks to watch face complications, many Apple Watch owners are used to being able to glance at their wrist to check the weather forecast. With the advent of ‌iOS 16‌ and Lock Screen widgets, you can view the weather...
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iOS 16: How to Show Upcoming Calendar Events on Your iPhone Lock Screen

Thursday July 7, 2022 2:20 pm PDT by
In iOS 16, currently in beta, Apple lets you display upcoming calendar events directly on your iPhone's Lock Screen. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Thanks to watch face complications, many Apple Watch owners are used to being able to glance at their wrist to check their next upcoming calendar event. With the advent of ‌iOS 16‌ and Lock Screen widgets, you can view the same calendar event ...
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iOS 16: How to Set a Unique Lock Screen for Your Focus Mode

Friday July 1, 2022 12:19 pm PDT by
Apple has introduced several improvements to Focus modes in iOS 16, and one of them is the ability to link a custom Lock Screen to a particular Focus mode. With the wealth of personalization options that can now be applied to Lock Screens, this means you can customize them specifically to better reflect your focus. One of the great things about ‌iOS 16‌ is that it allows you to make Lock...