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How to Forget Wireless Networks on Mac

If you take your Mac everywhere with you, there's a good chance that it has connected to a number of private and public Wi-Fi networks over that time. These networks are remembered by macOS so that in the event that your Mac encounters one of them again, it can connect to it automatically and you won't have to manually select it or enter the password. If you want, you can edit this list of "preferred networks" that your Mac keeps and change individual network connection settings. Whether you want to remove redundant networks or just forget a specific one, the following steps guide you through the process. How to Forget a Wireless Network on Mac Click the Wi-Fi icon in the top-right corner of the Mac menu bar. Select Open Network Preferences.... Click Advanced. Click a network in the list to select it. (To select multiple networks, hold the Command key while clicking them.) You can also drag networks higher up the list to prioritize them over other local networks. Click the minus ("–") icon below the list to forget the selected network. Note that in the main Network pane of System Preferences there are two checkboxes. The first allows you to specify whether your Mac is allowed to automatically join the currently connected network, while the second allows you to force your Mac to ask you before it joins new

How to Buy Replacement AirPods Pro Ear Tips

AirPods Pro sport an all-new in-ear design with three sizes of soft, flexible silicone tips included in the box, including small, medium, and large. Apple does not sell the ear tips directly, but if you happen to lose them, replacements are available for $3.95 per pair through the company's support channels. AirPods Pro replacement ear tips via MacRumors forum member faythebest There are multiple ways to obtain replacement AirPods Pro ear tips, including ordering them online, contacting Apple by phone or online chat, or booking an appointment with a Genius Bar at an Apple Store: Navigate to getsupport.apple.com. Select AirPods. Select Lost or Missing AirPods. Select Replace your AirPods Pro ear tips. Choose from one of four options: Order Replacements for online ordering, Chat for online chat, Talk to Apple Support Now for a phone call, or Make an Appointment at a Store for a Genius Bar appointment.If you choose the Order Replacements option, you will be prompted to enter your Apple ID email address and password and complete two-factor authentication if necessary. Then you will be presented with a list of your Apple products. If your AirPods Pro are not shown, enter their serial number at the bottom of the page and select Continue. On the next page, select a size of ear tips, and hit Continue once more. The total cost comes to $3.95 plus tax per pair, including shipping, with payment collected online. If you choose the Chat option, you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, and email address. You will then join an online chat with an Apple

How to Set Up iMessage on Your Mac

The Messages app in macOS offers users a convenient way of communicating with friends, family, and colleagues across a variety of Apple devices. With Messages for Mac, you can send unlimited messages to any Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that uses iMessage, Apple's secure-messaging service. If you have an iPhone, you can also send and receive SMS texts. The following steps show you how to get Messages set up on your Mac, while the second set of steps explain how to set up Messages in iCloud, which keeps your messages in sync between your Mac and your iOS devices. How to Set up Messages on Your Mac Launch the Messages app on your Mac – you can find it in the Applications folder. It can also be found in the Dock on new Macs. You'll be asked to sign in. Enter the same Apple ID that you use with Messages on your iPhone and other Apple devices. If you have two-step or two-factor authentication turned on for your Apple ID, enter your verification code. Select Messages -> Preferences... in the menu bar. Select the iMessage tab. Tick the box next to Enable Messages in ‌iCloud‌ (this will keeps your messages in sync between your Mac and your iOS devices). Tick the phone number and email addresses at which you would like to be reached. Using the dropdown under Start new conversations from: choose which phone number or email address you want people to see when you start a new conversation. Tick the red traffic light in the top-left corner of the window to close Messages preferences.If you enabled Messages in ‌iCloud‌, you'll also want to make sure it's

How to Add Funds to Your Apple ID on iPhone and iPad

It used to be the case that adding funds to your Apple ID required redeeming an iTunes Gift Card bought from a store, but Apple now lets you use a debit or credit card right on your iPhone or iPad to do the same thing. Adding funds to your Apple ID allows you to make purchases from the iTunes Store, iBooks Store, and App Store on any of your Apple devices. It's easy to add funds to your Apple account once you know how. Simply follow these steps. How to Add Funds to Your Apple ID Launch the ‌App Store‌ app on your iPhone or ‌iPad‌. Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap Add Funds to Apple ID. Tap one of the preset amounts, or tap Other to enter a custom amount. Tap Next. Authorize the transaction using Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode. You can check how much credit you have on your Apple ID any time. Simply open the ‌App Store‌ app and tap your profile picture, and you'll see the amount right under your Apple ID

How to Use Emoji on Mac

Emoji gained currency in electronic communications thanks to phone texting, but you don't need to be on your iPhone to insert these now-iconic facial expressions in your text – you can use them on Mac, too. This fact may come as a surprise to some Mac users, as it's not exactly obvious how to access them in macOS, but it's actually very easy, as the following steps show. How to Use Emoji on Your Mac Click the text field in which you'd like to insert an emoji, like an email subject or social media post. Press the keyboard shortcut Command-Control-Space to bring up the emoji picker. Double-click the emoji that you want to use and it will be inserted where your cursor is. If you don't see the one you want, use the search field to enter a face, object, or action description. Emoji categories include Smileys & People, Animals & Nature, Food & Drink, Activity, Travel & Places, Objects, Symbols, and Flags. How to Add the Emoji Picker to Your Mac's Menu Bar If you're a frequent emoji user, you can make things easier by adding the emoji picker to the menu bar at the top of your Mac's screen. Click the Apple  symbol in the top-left corner of your screen. Click System Preferences.... Click Keyboard. Tick the box next to Show keyboard and emoji viewers in menu bar. Close System Preferences.You'll find the emoji and keyboard viewer icon in the top-right corner of the menu

How to Remove Memoji Stickers From the Emoji Keyboard in iOS

In iOS 11, Apple introduced animated emoji characters called Animoji, which are designed to mimic your facial expressions. Animoji have since grown to encompass Memoji, which are customizable humanoid Animoji characters that you can design to look just like you. These characters are also available as Memoji Stickers in iOS 13, which show up in the frequently used section of the emoji picker on the default virtual keyboard. If you don't use them enough to find their appearance useful in the emoji keyboard, there's now a way that you can get rid of them. As of iOS 13.3, Apple has added an option to prevent Memoji Stickers from showing up in your Frequently Used emojis on iPhone and iPad. Make sure you're running iOS 13.3, then follow the steps below to turn them off. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device. Tap General. Tap Keyboard. Swipe down to the bottom of the screen. Toggle off the switch next to Memoji Stickers.Next time you send a message, your favorite emojis will fully populate the Frequently Used section of the emoji keyboard, which will be free of Memoji

How to Use Audio Sharing on iPhone and iPad

Apple's Audio Sharing feature on iPhone and iPad lets you share your device's Bluetooth audio with a second pair of wireless headphones, allowing two of you to listen to the same music together while running, or enjoy a movie on a plane without disturbing those around you, for example. Compatibility Check To get started with Audio Sharing, first make sure that the headphones and iOS device that you plan to use are compatible with the feature. According to Apple, Audio Sharing is supported by the following models: AirPods (first and second-generation) AirPods Pro Powerbeats Pro Powerbeats 3 Beats Solo Pro Beats Solo 3 Wireless Beats Studio 3 Wireless BeatsX iPhone 8 and later iPad Pro (12.9-inch) 2nd gen and later ‌iPad Pro‌ (11-inch) ‌iPad Pro‌ (10.5-inch) ‌iPad‌ (5th gen and later) iPad Air (3rd gen) ‌iPad‌ mini (5th gen) iPod touch (7th gen) Next, check that the iOS device that will be hosting the audio is running iOS 13.1 or later. You can check that your device is up-to-date by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. Once you've done that, you're ready to start audio sharing. Here's how it works. How to Use Audio Sharing in iOS With your ‌AirPods‌ on, start playing audio on your iPhone or ‌iPad‌. Launch Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner of the screen. In Control Center's audio playback controls, tap the icon with the triangle and three circles. Now, bring your friend's ‌AirPods‌, inside their case, close to your device, and flip the lid open. You should see a prompt on

How to Change Video Quality in the Camera App on iPhone 11 and 11 Pro

For the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Apple redesigned the Camera app and added new ways to shoot video. As well as the usual method of selecting Video from the menu strip below the viewfinder, ‌iPhone 11‌ series users can also simply press and hold the shutter button, then release it to stop recording. In October 2019, Apple released iOS 13.2, which added another camera app function for ‌iPhone 11‌, ‌iPhone 11 Pro‌, and ‌iPhone 11 Pro Max‌: The ability to change video resolution and frame rate on the fly. Next time you shoot video using the Video mode found in the menu strip below the viewfinder, notice the video resolution and frame rate separated by a dot in the top-corner of the screen. If video quality is set to 1080p in Settings -> Camera, you can tap the resolution in the Camera interface to flip between HD (1080p) and 4K. If it's set to 720p in Settings, tapping the format flips between 720p and 4K. When shooting in 4K, you can tap the frame rate to switch between 24 (for low light), 30, and 60fps. If you shoot in HD (1080p) format, you can flip between 30 and 60fps, and when shooting in 720p, the frame rate is limited to 30fps. Previously, changing these video settings was only possible by going into Settings -> Camera, so the ability to adjust them from the Camera app is a boon, especially when you want to capture something at a moment's

How to Sign Up for Apple TV+

Apple on November 1 launched its new streaming television service, which offers up original movies and TV shows for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, plus there's a free year of service for those who have recently purchased an Apple device. You can use Apple TV+ on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, ‌Apple TV‌, and iPod touch in the ‌Apple TV‌ app, or visit tv.apple.com on the web, and all of these devices can also be used to sign up for a new subscription. You can also access ‌Apple TV‌ on the Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and some smart TVs from Samsung. To sign up for an ‌Apple TV‌+ subscription, you're going to need an Apple ID, which you can sign up for right when creating a subscription or on Apple's Apple ID website. Make sure you're signed in to the ‌Apple TV‌ app on all of your devices with your Apple ID. You'll also want to make sure that whatever device you're signing up on is running the latest version of iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, or macOS, as ‌Apple TV‌+ requires iOS 13, ‌iPadOS‌ 13, tvOS 13, or macOS Catalina or later to work. How to Sign Up for an ‌Apple TV‌+ Subscription on the Web Visit tv.apple.com in Safari, Chrome, or Firefox. Sign in with your Apple ID. Click on "Start Your Free Trial." Follow the steps and enter your credit card information if required, then confirm your subscription. Once you've activated your account on the web, you can watch ‌Apple TV‌+ on any of your Apple devices that are signed in to the same Apple ID account where the subscription is activated. How to Sign Up for an ‌Apple TV‌+ Subscription on iPhone or ‌iPad‌ Make sure you're signed in

How to Play Ambient Sounds on HomePod

Apple released a new 13.2.1 HomePod software update in October 2019 that brings the ability to play relaxing high-quality soundtracks with Ambient Sounds. This article explains how to use them. The software update will be installed automatically on the ‌‌HomePod‌‌, but you can also manually update and check your software version by following the instructions in our ‌HomePod‌ software how-to. How to Play Ambient Sounds on ‌HomePod‌ The Ambient Sounds feature offers seven continuous streaming options. They include the following: Rain Stream White Noise Fireplace Forest Night OceanTo start streaming one of the sounds on your ‌HomePod‌, simply ask Siri. To play White Noise for example, you would say "Hey ‌Siri‌, play white noise sounds." You can also get ‌HomePod‌ to play a random ambient sound by saying "Hey ‌Siri‌, play sounds." How to Set a Sleep Timer on ‌HomePod‌ Additionally, you can play an ambient sound and set a sleep timer so that it automatically stops playing after a certain period of time has passed. First, get ‌HomePod‌ to play an ambient sound using one of the phrases above, then say "Hey ‌Siri‌, set a sleep timer for 45 minutes," or however long you want it to play for. If you listen to the ‌HomePod‌'s ambient sounds very carefully, you may notice that they loop after about 15 minutes, but it's not something you're likely to pick up on if you're using them as background audio for focus or

How to Take Screenshots on iPhone

This article explains how to take screenshots on iPhones and iPads that have a Home button, as well as on iPhones and iPads that don't have a Home button. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Taking a Screenshot on iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max Taking a Screenshot on iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone SE The ability to take screenshots on your iPhone can come in handy for a number of reasons. Maybe you have a blog where you'd like to write about an app you like and you want to include some pictures, or maybe you want to quickly record something useful that you found on a web page. If you're troubleshooting your iPhone and need support, or you're helping someone else with their device, they can also come in really handy. Taking a Screenshot on iPhone X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max In 2017, Apple launched the iPhone X – the first Apple smartphone without a Home button. Apple continues to release iPhones that lack a Home button, and so certain iOS functions are performed differently to older iPhones with a Home button, including taking screenshots. Press the Side button and the Volume up button at the same time. Quickly release both buttons. A preview of the screenshot will pop up in the lower left of the display. Tap it to open up the Instant Markup interface, or let it disappear (this takes about five seconds) and it will be saved as-is.The Instant Markup interface lets you add text, crop, highlight specific areas in a screenshot. To learn more about quickly editing screenshots using Instant Markup, click

How to Delete Siri Audio History and Opt Out of Siri Audio Sharing on HomePod

This article explains how to delete your Siri audio interaction history and opt out of sharing audio recordings with Apple on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. How to Opt Out of ‌Siri‌ Audio Sharing on HomePod How to Delete Your ‌Siri‌ Audio History on ‌HomePod‌ Earlier this year, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized ‌Siri‌ recordings to evaluate the virtual assistant's responses with the purpose of improving accuracy and reliability. The Guardian revealed that Apple employees working on ‌Siri‌ often heard confidential details while listening to the audio recordings. Apple was subsequently criticized for not making it clear to customers that some of their ‌Siri‌ recordings were being used to improve the service. Soon after the report, Apple suspended its ‌Siri‌ grading practices and promised users that it would introduce tools in a forthcoming update that would allow them to opt out of sharing their audio recordings. With the release of iOS 13.2 in October, those new tools arrived on iPhone and ‌iPad‌, allowing users to delete their ‌Siri‌ and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings. With the release of the 13.2.1 software update for ‌HomePod‌, the same tools are also available for Apple's smart speaker. It's important to note that ‌HomePod‌'s ‌Siri‌ settings are independent from your iOS device's ‌Siri‌ settings, so if you want to opt out of ‌Siri‌ Audio Sharing and delete your ‌Siri‌ audio history completely, you'll have to disable them separately. The following steps show you how to access these settings on

How to Back Up Your iOS Device on a Mac Running Catalina

This article shows you how to back up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac using the new route in Catalina. How to Back Up Your iOS Device in Catalina How to Encrypt an iOS Device Backup in macOS CatalinaWith the release of macOS Catalina, Apple said goodbye to iTunes and broke it up into separate Mac apps for Music, Podcasts, and Apple TV, meaning the functions for managing a connected iPhone, ‌iPad‌ or ‌iPod touch‌ needed a new home. It's not immediately obvious, but Apple chose to integrate these device functions into the Finder, so now you can choose media sync settings, manage iCloud and local backups, and restore or update your iOS device without even opening another application on your Mac. Keeping a local backup of your iOS device ensures that, should you ever lose it, you'll be able to restore all your information on a replacement device. You can also encrypt your local backup to keep private information like your passwords and personal health or activity data safe and secure. Keep reading to learn how. How to Back Up Your iOS Device in ‌macOS Catalina‌ Plug your iPhone, ‌iPad‌, or ‌iPod touch‌ into your Mac using the supplied cable. Open a Finder window by clicking the Finder icon in the Dock. Click your iOS device's name in the sidebar. If this is the first time connecting your device to your Mac, click Trust in the Finder window. Tap Trust on your device when prompted, then enter your passcode to confirm. In the General tab, click the circle next to where it says Back up all of the data on your [iPhone/‌iPad‌/‌iPod touch‌] to this Mac. If

How to Control the Transparency Feature on AirPods Pro

This article explains how to control the Transparency feature on Apple's AirPods Pro wireless earbuds. Bear in mind that iOS devices need to be running iOS 13.2 in order to support ‌AirPods Pro‌. You can check that your device is updated by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. What is the Transparency Feature on ‌AirPods Pro‌? ‌AirPods Pro‌ are Apple's first in-ear headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which is designed to block out the outside world so you can focus on what you're listening to. In contrast, Transparency mode allows you to simultaneously listen to music while still hearing the environment around you – whether that's to hear traffic during a run or an important train announcement during the morning commute. Transparency mode relies on an pressure-equalizing vent system in the AirPods and advanced software to leave just the right amount of noise cancellation active and ensure that your own voice sounds natural while audio continues to play perfectly. How to Control Transparency Mode on ‌AirPods Pro‌ There are three ways of controlling Transparency mode on ‌AirPods Pro‌. The first method involves using the Force sensors on the ‌AirPods‌ themselves with default settings, while the second and third methods are accessed via onscreen menus on the connected iOS device. Method 1: Allow your ‌AirPods‌ to connect to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way, by opening the case next to your device and inserting the buds in your ears. Press and hold either AirPod Pro stem to cycle between Noise Cancellation and

How to Perform an Ear Tip Fit Test on AirPods Pro

This article shows you how to perform an AirPods Pro Ear Tip Fit Test, which checks the fit of your AirPods ear tips to determine which size provides the best seal and acoustic performance. How Does the ‌AirPods‌ Ear Tip Fit Test Work? Unlike previous generation ‌AirPods‌, ‌AirPods Pro‌ come with three sizes of silicone tips for a customizable fit. These tips help to form a seal appropriate for optimizing the audio experience and the noise cancelling and Transparency modes, so it's important that you choose the right size tip for your ears. The Ear Tip Fit Test is designed to help you with that, by testing the quality of the seal and identifying the best ear tip size for you. After placing ‌AirPods Pro‌ in each ear and running the test, algorithms work together with the microphones in each AirPod to measure the sound level in the ear and compare it to what's coming from the speaker driver. The algorithm detects whether the ear tip is the right size and has a good fit, or should be adjusted to create a better seal. Here's how to perform the test. How to Run the ‌AirPods Pro‌ Ear Tip Fit Test Allow your ‌AirPods‌ to connect to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way, by opening the case next to your device and inserting the buds in your ears. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device. Tap Bluetooth. Under My Devices, tap the information icon (the circled "i") next to ‌AirPods Pro‌ in the list. Tap Ear Tip Fit Test. Tap Continue. Make sure you're wearing both ‌AirPods‌, then press the blue Play button at the bottom of the screen. Check your Ear Tip Fit results

How to Customize the Force Sensor Gesture Functions on AirPods Pro

This article explains how to customize the functions assigned to AirPods Pro gestures. Bear in mind that iOS devices need to be running iOS 13.2 in order to support ‌AirPods Pro‌. You can check that your device is updated by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. Apple's ‌AirPods Pro‌ wireless earbuds feature a new, innovative force sensor on each stem that responds to gestures which you can use to play/pause and skip tracks, answer and hang up phone calls, and switch between Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes. By default, you can press and hold either AirPod Pro stem to cycle between the Noise Cancellation and Transparency modes (you'll hear a tone when switching between the two functions). You can also customize the press-and-hold gestures by accessing onscreen menus on your connected iOS device. Here's how it works. Allow your AirPods to connect to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way, by opening the case next to your device and inserting the buds in your ears. Launch the Settings app on your iOS device. Tap Bluetooth. Under "My Devices," tap the information icon (the circled "i") next to ‌AirPods Pro‌ in the list. Under "Press and Hold ‌AirPods‌," tap Left or Right, depending on which AirPod you want customize. To activate Siri with a press-and-hold gesture, tap ‌Siri‌. To change the Noise Control features that are activated via a press-and-hold gesture, tap Noise Control so that it's ticked, then tap the functions below that you want to assign to it: The options are Noise Cancellation, Transparency, and Off (which

How to Control the Noise Cancellation Feature on AirPods Pro

This article explains how to control the noise cancellation feature on Apple's AirPods Pro wireless earbuds. Bear in mind that iOS devices need to be running iOS 13.2 in order to support ‌AirPods Pro‌. You can check that your device is updated by launching the Settings app and going to General -> Software Update. How Active Noise Cancellation Works on ‌AirPods Pro‌ ‌AirPods Pro‌ are Apple's first in-ear headphones with Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), which is designed to adapt to the shape of your ear and block out the outside world so you can focus on what you're listening to. When ANC is active, an outward-facing microphone on each earbud detects external sound, which is then countered by corresponding inverted audio frequencies to cancel the sound before it reaches your ears. Unlike previous generation AirPods, ‌AirPods Pro‌ also come with three sizes of silicone tips for a customizable fit. These tips help to form a seal appropriate for optimizing the ANC feature, so make sure you've chosen the right size for your ears. How to Control Noise Cancellation on ‌AirPods Pro‌ There are three methods you can use to control the Noise Cancellation feature on ‌AirPods Pro‌. The first method involves using the Force sensors on the ‌AirPods‌ themselves with default settings, while the second and third methods are accessed via onscreen menus on the connected iOS device. Method 1: Allow your ‌AirPods‌ to connect to your iPhone or iPad in the usual way, by opening the case next to your device and inserting the buds in your ears. Press and hold either AirPod Pro stem to cycle

How to Delete Your Siri Audio History and Opt Out of Siri Audio Sharing

This article explains how to delete your Siri audio interaction history and opt out of sharing audio recordings with Apple on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. How to Opt Out of ‌Siri‌ Audio Sharing How to Delete Your ‌Siri‌ Audio History Earlier this year, it was discovered that Apple hired contractors to listen to a small percentage of anonymized ‌Siri‌ recordings to evaluate the virtual assistant's responses with the purpose of improving accuracy and reliability. The Guardian revealed that Apple employees working on ‌Siri‌ often heard confidential details while listening to the audio recordings. Apple was subsequently criticized for not making it clear to customers that some of their ‌Siri‌ recordings were being used to improve the service. Soon after the report, Apple suspended its ‌Siri‌ grading practices and promised users that it would introduce tools in a forthcoming update that would allow them to opt out of sharing their audio recordings. With the release of iOS 13.2 in October, those new tools arrived. Apple now includes an option on iPhone and ‌iPad‌ that allows users to delete their ‌Siri‌ and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings. The following steps show you how to do both. How to Opt Out of ‌Siri‌ Audio Sharing Launch the Settings app on your iPhone, ‌iPad‌, or ‌iPod touch‌. Scroll down and tap Privacy. Scroll to the bottom of the Privacy screen and tap Analytics & Improvements. If you don't want to let Apple review your recordings, toggle off the switch next to Improve ‌Siri‌ Dictation. Note that you can tap the link under the toggle

How to Use iOS 13's Text Editing Gestures on iPhone and iPad

With the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, Apple introduced a number of new text editing taps and gestures that can be performed on both iPhones and iPads. These taps and gestures make it quicker and easier to do things like select text, copy and paste, undo and redo edits, and move the cursor around the screen. They do take some getting used to though, especially if you're a veteran of the text editing taps and gestures that have been available in iOS for a while. That's why we've compiled the following list to help you get to grips with them until they become second nature. Keep reading for the full rundown. How to Move the Cursor Around the Editing Window Moving the cursor works similarly to how it did in earlier versions of iOS, but Apple has tweaked it to improve its behavior. For example, it's now a lot better at snapping to lines and between words as you move it around. You can also now tap and hold the cursor and it will get bigger on the screen so you can see it more easily. Here's how it works. Start typing some text in an app that supports it. Touch and hold the cursor until it gets bigger. Drag the cursor to the desired location. Remove your finger from the screen.How to Move the Cursor With the Virtual Trackpad You can turn the onscreen keyboard into a virtual trackpad that allows you to quickly move the cursor through the text without taking your finger off the display. Note that the way this works on your device depends on whether it has 3D Touch (iPhone 6s and later) Haptic Touch (iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max)

How to Install macOS Catalina on a Separate Partition

Every new release of macOS comes with its share of undetected bugs, but most early adopters will tell you that Catalina has had more than most. One way of avoiding a disastrous upgrade to Apple's latest version of macOS is to partition your Mac's hard drive and install Catalina alongside your current operating system. That way, you can test out the apps that are most crucial to your daily workflow without risking your system's existing setup, not to mention your personal data. Of course, it's not just Catalina that you can install on a separate partition – the associated steps below can be used to run any operating system alongside macOS. Keep reading to learn how it works. What is a Disk Partition? Partitioning your Mac divides the available hard drive space into individual sections, each of which acts as a separate volume that you can use to run two separate operating systems on the same computer. It's the same procedure that Apple's Boot Camp Assistant runs to let you install Windows alongside macOS, but whereas that creates the partition for you, here we're going to show you how to partition your drive manually. But before you install macOS Catalina on a separate partition, it's worth familiarizing yourself with the way Apple's new file system works. Catalina's File System Explained Catalina is the first version of macOS to adopt wholesale the relatively new Apple File System (APFS), which is optimized for the flash storage used in recent Macs. Aside from introducing a bunch of other new technical features, an APFS-formatted partition uses a