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How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone Lock Screen

Wednesday March 6, 2024 6:21 am PST by
Apple has improved the Lock Screen on iPhones in recent years, making it more customizable than ever and able to display information-rich widgets. This article shows you how to add select widgets your iPhone's Lock Screen in ‌iOS 16‌ and later. Lock Screen Widgets used to be the sole preserve of Android phones, but in 2022 Apple finally added them to ‌iPhone‌ when it overhauled the Lock...
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iOS 17.4: Get Siri to Read Messages to You in Another Language

Wednesday March 6, 2024 12:49 am PST by
In iOS 17.4, which is now available, a new feature enables Siri to read incoming messages to you in the language(s) of your choosing. Keep reading to learn how it works. Previously in iOS 17, ‌Siri‌'s interaction with Messages was limited to one option – the ability for ‌Siri‌ to automatically send your dictated messages without asking you to confirm them first. In iOS 17.4, however, ‌Siri‌...
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iOS 17.4: Using Apple's New Podcast Transcript Feature

Wednesday March 6, 2024 12:46 am PST by
In iOS 17.4, which is now available, Apple has added audio transcripts to the Podcasts app for iPhone, meaning you can now read along to your favorite podcasts as they are spoken. In iOS 17.4, Apple has added support for auto-generated transcripts in its Podcasts app, offering users another way to enjoy podcast content rather than simply listening to what is being said. (To update your...
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Translate Webpages in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Tuesday March 5, 2024 4:46 am PST by
On iPhone and iPad, Apple includes a Translate app that can translate several different languages in real-time, and Safari has integrated translation capabilities, too. Thanks to its webpage Translation feature, Safari will automatically detect if it can translate a foreign webpage you visit based on your Preferred Languages list. Keep reading to learn how it all works. At the time of...
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Complete Guide to Using AirPods Pro's Newest Features

Friday March 1, 2024 1:28 am PST by
With last year's release of iOS 17, Apple introduced new features for second-generation AirPods Pro, such as Adaptive Audio, the ability mute/unmute yourself when on a phone call, and more. Keep reading to learn what use cases the new noise control features are designed for, and how you can control them in ‌iOS 17‌ when your iPhone is connected to ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 with updated firmware. To skip...
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How to Create Your iPhone Contact Poster

Thursday February 29, 2024 10:03 am PST by
With iOS 17, Apple introduced Contact Posters to its stock Phone and Contacts apps. Keep reading to learn what Contact Posters are and how to use them. Apple in ‌iOS 17‌ offers iPhone users a novel way to express themselves when it comes to calls, with the addition of personalizable Contact Posters. Contact Posters allow you to customize how you're represented when you call another ‌iPhone‌...
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How to View Apple ID Purchase History on iPhone

Tuesday February 27, 2024 2:40 am PST by
In today's digital age, keeping track of online transactions is more crucial than ever, especially for Apple users who frequently download apps, music, movies, and more from various Apple services. Your Apple ID purchase history is a comprehensive log of all the content you've bought using your account, not just on your iPhone, but across all your Apple devices. Knowing how to access this...
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How to Save Posts for Later in Threads

Tuesday February 27, 2024 1:34 am PST by
Since its debut in 2023, Meta's Threads social media platform has continued to evolve at pace as developers bake in users' most commonly requested features. In the latest update, Threads now lets you save posts. If you're familiar with bookmarking on X (Twitter) or saving posts in Instagram, the feature is very similar, and allows you to save posts and revisit them later. Here's how to save...
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How to Master WhatsApp's Text Formatting Options

Thursday February 22, 2024 3:05 am PST by
Meta's WhatsApp chat platform offers more than just the ability to send messages. It also provides various text formatting options to help you emphasize your messages. Whether you want to make your text bold, italicize it, strikethrough, or change the font, WhatsApp has you covered. Here's a quick guide on how to use these text formatting features to enhance your chatting experience,...
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How to Shuffle a Photo Album on iPhone Lock Screen

Thursday February 22, 2024 2:07 am PST by
When Apple released iOS 17.1, it included a new Lock Screen personalization option for iPhones. Here's how to make your Lock Screen wallpaper shuffle through photos from a specific album in your photo library. In recent versions of iOS, Apple has made it possible for users to customize the Lock Screen in ways that were simply not possible in earlier versions of its mobile software, and one...
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Lock iPhone Apps Behind Face ID or Your Passcode

Sunday March 24, 2024 1:32 am PDT by
In the interests of enhanced privacy, some third-party iOS apps include an option to require passcode or Face ID authentication before they can be opened, even though the iPhone is already unlocked. This puts the app's contents behind an additional layer of security, but not all apps offer the same facility. Until recently, Apple did not offer a way to individually lock sensitive apps like...
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How to Change App Icons on Your iPhone's Home Screen

Thursday February 22, 2024 1:20 am PST by
Are you looking to personalize your iPhone's Home Screen beyond the standard layout? Changing app icons is a creative way to customize your device's appearance and make it uniquely yours. Whether you're aiming for a themed aesthetic or just want to refresh the look of your most-used apps, altering app icons on your iPhone is a simple yet effective way to revamp your Home Screen. In this...
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How to Hide Betting Odds in Apple Sports App

Wednesday February 21, 2024 11:16 pm PST by
Apple Sports, Apple's free new sports app, allows you to follow your favorite leagues, tournaments, teams using an easy-to-read scoreboard interface. Apple Sports covers MLS, NBA, NCAA basketball, NHL, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Premier League, and Serie A. Additional leagues, including MLB, NFL, NCAAF, NWSL, and WNBA, will become available in the app over time. By default,...
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How to Use Your iPhone's StandBy Mode

Thursday March 21, 2024 5:31 am PDT by
StandBy is a Lock Screen mode in iOS 17 that activates when an ‌iPhone‌ is charging and positioned on its side. Here's everything you need to know to get started using the feature. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. How to Activate StandBy StandBy can be thought of as a kind of smart display for your ‌iPhone‌ that offers fast access to different screens of glanceable...
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How to Force Restart a Frozen MacBook

Wednesday February 21, 2024 10:53 pm PST by
Force restarting a MacBook, MacBook Air, or MacBook Pro is generally considered a last resort, but if the worst happens and your machine freezes up, it's usually the quickest way of getting things running again. Before taking this extreme option though, it's worth making sure that you've exhausted all potential software solutions. If it's just an application that's frozen rather than the...
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Don't Put a Wet iPhone in Rice, Says Apple - What to Do Instead

Wednesday February 21, 2024 2:12 am PST by
Apple's iPhones have been resistant to splashes, dunks, and even water submersion for several years now, but there are still times when they can get too wet, causing a liquid-detection alert to be displayed on the screen. A well-known, long-running folk remedy for such occasions is to put your iPhone in a bag of rice. According to the theory, the dry, absorbent rice will help extract the...
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What iPhone's Dynamic Island Does and How to Use It

Tuesday February 20, 2024 3:07 am PST by
When the iPhone 14 Pro models were announced in 2022, Apple surprised many with its innovative integration of software functions with the pill-shaped cutout at the top of the screen. Apple calls this area of the display the "Dynamic Island," and has since extended the feature to all iPhone 15 models. This article explains what ‌Dynamic Island‌ does, how it works, and how you can interact with it to ...
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How to Use Apple Music's 'Sing' Karaoke Feature

Friday February 16, 2024 12:40 am PST by
Since December 2022, Apple has included a Karaoke feature with all Apple Music subscriptions. It's called ‌Apple Music‌ Sing, and it 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 over a song's vocal...
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How to Use Safari's Built-in 2FA Code Generator

Thursday February 15, 2024 2:14 am PST by
With online account hacking becoming increasingly widespread, Mac users should make sure they're taking every security measure available to them. In other words, consider using Apple verification codes to protect your accounts. Keep reading to learn how it works. One of the best ways to protect any online account is by using two-factor authentication (2FA). 2FA offers hardened security...
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What to Do If You Forgot Your Apple Vision Pro Passcode

Wednesday February 14, 2024 6:44 am PST by
When Apple first launch Vision Pro, the headset provided no way to reset the device without first unlocking it with a passcode. That left those who did forget their passcode unable to access the device again unless they took it to an Apple Store or sent it back to Apple. Like Apple's iOS devices, the incorrect passcode cannot be entered too many times or the Vision Pro will be disabled, with ...