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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...
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How to Start Workouts In Apple Fitness+

Monday December 14, 2020 1:49 pm PST by
Apple Fitness+ is Apple's latest subscription service, offering home workout options for Apple Watch users across a range of different fitness categories like yoga, cycling, running, core, and more. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Fitness+ service is designed to work with an Apple Watch, with videos able to be watched on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Starting a...
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How to Customize Workout Metrics in Apple Fitness+

Monday December 14, 2020 1:46 pm PST by
When you're doing a workout through Apple Fitness+, there are some minor customizations you can make to the metrics that are displayed on the screen. With a connected Apple Watch, you will see the workout time, heart rate, total calories burned, and active calories burned, along with your Apple Watch rings in the corner. Most of this is not customizable, but you can select whether to show...
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How to Sign Up for Apple Fitness+

Monday December 14, 2020 11:47 am PST by
With the launch of iOS 14.3, iPadOS 14.3, watchOS 7.2, and tvOS 14.3, Apple introduced its latest subscription service, Apple Fitness+. Fitness+ is designed to work with the Apple Watch, providing workouts that can be done on an iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV, with the Apple Watch tracking your fitness progress. You can sign up for Fitness+ using an ‌iPhone‌. Fitness+ is priced at $9.99 per month...
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How to Set Up Cardio Fitness Levels in watchOS 7.2 and iOS 14.3

Monday December 14, 2020 11:26 am PST by
Apple in watchOS 7 and iOS 14.3 added a new cardio fitness feature that lets Apple Watch owners keep track of their cardio fitness levels through VO2 max measurements. VO2 max is the maximum amount of oxygen that the body can use during exercise, and it can be improved through physical activity. Prior to watchOS 7.2, the Apple Watch was only able to estimate higher levels of VO2 max with...
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How to Shoot Night Mode Time-Lapse Video on iPhone 12

Friday December 11, 2020 3:17 pm PST by
With the release of the iPhone 12 series, Apple has expanded its Night mode feature that debuted in last year's iPhone 11 to the TrueDepth and Ultra Wide cameras, and introduced new options for shooting brighter pictures in low-light conditions, such as the ability to use Night mode in selfies and portrait shots. Thanks to Time-Lapse, you can also use Night mode in low light conditions to...
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How to Disable Automatic Head Detection on AirPods Max

Friday December 11, 2020 11:01 am PST by
Apple's AirPods Max over-ear headphones include a feature called Automatic Head Detection that allows the audio routed from a connected device to seamlessly switch to ‌AirPods‌ Max the moment you put the headphone cups on your ears. This also means ‌AirPods Max‌‌ can automatically pause the audio track when you remove the headphones, and resume playback when you put them back on again,...
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How to Reverse the Digital Crown Volume Controls on AirPods Max

Friday December 11, 2020 10:58 am PST by
For the controls on its AirPods Max over-ear headphones, Apple took a leaf out of its Apple Watch design manual and added a rotatable Digital Crown on the top of the right-hand earcup. The larger Digital Crown on the ‌AirPods Max‌ is used to control the volume of the headphones' output, but depending on your muscle memory and sense of direction, it's easy to accidentally turn the volume level ...
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How to Customize the Noise Control Button on AirPods Max

Friday December 11, 2020 10:57 am PST by
Apple's AirPods Max over-ear headphones include a single noise control button atop the right-hand earcup that allows you to cycle between Active Noise Cancelation mode, Transparency mode, or turn off both modes. Noise Cancellation blocks out external sounds, while Transparency lets in sounds from the outside world. Depending on how and when you use your ‌AirPods Max‌, you may prefer one mode...
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How to Repair the Startup Disk on M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Monday December 7, 2020 5:54 pm PST by
Disk Utility is Apple's go-to macOS app for finding and repairing common disk errors, but if it's your Mac's internal disk that's the problem, then your Mac might not even start up into macOS. Fortunately, in such cases you can still get to Disk Utility from macOS Recovery. On Intel-based Macs, pressing the Command-R key combination immediately on booting invokes Recovery mode. On Macs...
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How to Boot in Safe Mode on an Apple Silicon M1 Mac

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:45 pm PST by
In November 2020, Apple debuted its first Apple silicon powered Macs – the M1 Mac mini, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 MacBook Air – all of which introduce a new system for accessing recovery and security options at startup. This article explains how to use the new boot and recovery interface to start up your computer in safe mode. What is Safe Mode? Starting up your Mac in safe mode can help you...
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How to Install Rosetta on Your M1 Apple Silicon Mac

Wednesday December 2, 2020 3:38 pm PST by
Macs powered by Apple silicon, such as the M1 MacBook Pro, can run both iOS apps and Mac apps, but they can also run x86-64 software that's been built to work on Intel architecture, thanks to something called Rosetta 2. Rosetta 2 is the translation layer that enables a Mac with Apple silicon to use apps built for an Intel-based Mac. The translation layer works in the background whenever you ...
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How to Reinstall macOS on an M1 MacBook Air, M1 MacBook Pro, and M1 Mac Mini

Tuesday December 1, 2020 1:27 pm PST by
If you experience issues running macOS Big Sur on your M1 MacBook Air, ‌M1‌ MacBook Pro, or ‌M1‌ Mac mini, or you want to start afresh with a new installation of the operating system, you'll need to boot into macOS Recovery, which is done slightly differently on Apple Silicon Macs compared to Intel machines. Keep reading to learn how to start up in macOS Recovery and reinstall macOS 11 Big Sur on ...
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How to Transfer Files Between an Apple Silicon Mac and Another Mac

Tuesday December 1, 2020 1:21 pm PST by
If you have an Apple Silicon Mac and an older Intel Mac lying around, you can connect the two using Sharing Mode, so that the older Mac appears as an external hard disk to your new machine. Sharing Mode on ‌Apple Silicon‌ Macs replaces the older Target Disk Mode found on Intel Macs, and can be used similarly to transfer data between two Macs. Mac Sharing Mode turns the system into an SMB file...
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How to Use Apple Diagnostics to Test Your Mac

Tuesday December 1, 2020 1:19 pm PST by
Formerly known as Apple Hardware Test, Apple Diagnostics is a system-integrated feature on newer Macs running macOS Big Sur that can check your Mac for hardware issues. This article explains how to use it on Apple silicon Macs and Intel Macs. If you think your Mac has a hardware problem, you can use Apple Diagnostics to help you determine which hardware component might be at fault. Apple...
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How to Adjust or Disable Font Smoothing in macOS Big Sur

Tuesday December 1, 2020 1:15 pm PST by
If you recently installed macOS Big Sur and you're wondering why the text looks blurry on your display, it could be because font smoothing is enabled by default. This article shows you how to disable it with a simple Terminal command. Before macOS 11 Big Sur came along, Apple offered the ability to disable font smoothing in the General tab of System Preferences. Unfortunately for some,...
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How to Enable Facebook's Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad

Friday November 27, 2020 8:29 pm PST by
When it came to adding a Dark Mode option to its iOS app, Facebook was late to the game. The social network announced it was coming in June 2020, but dragged its feet for months before eventually rolling it out to mobile users in November the same year, over 400 days after Apple first introduced the feature in iOS 13. ‌Dark Mode‌‌ has been available on the social network's website for a while ...
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How to Tell Which Apps Are Optimized for M1 Apple Silicon Macs

Friday November 27, 2020 3:43 am PST by
Following the launch of Apple's M1-powered Macs, numerous third-party apps have been updated to ensure they are optimized to run on Apple's custom silicon. Even if an app hasn't been updated, Apple's non-Intel Macs can still run them, thanks to Apple's Rosetta 2 translation layer. But how do you know which of your apps are running natively as Universal executables and which ones are using Rosetta ...
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How to Install iPhone or iPad Apps on an M1 Mac

Friday January 15, 2021 3:27 pm PST by
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. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Some iOS developers have been updating their apps to make them compatible with macOS, but there are ways to download apps that haven't...