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iOS 15: How to Delete a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's Focus feature lets you set up Focus modes that when enabled help reduce distractions and allow you to turn your attention to a particular thing. ‌iOS 15‌ comes with a handful of pre-set Focus modes, like Sleep, Personal, and Work, and you can also create your own custom configurations to filter notifications based on what you're doing. But how do you delete a Focus you no...
iOS 15 Focus Feature

iOS 15: How to Customize a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:50 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple's new Focus feature aims to reduce distractions and set your device to help you be in the moment. You can do this by creating a new Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. If you want to customize a Focus that's already set up, you can do so by going into Settings -> Focus and selecting the Focus...
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iOS 15: How to Activate a Focus

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:47 pm PDT by
Apple's new Focus feature in iOS 15 lets you set your device to help you be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for bed. You can activate a Focus on your iPhone when you want to reduce distractions and give over your attention to a single thing. Simply launch the Control Center by ...
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How to Set and Manage HomePod Timers on iPhone and iPad

Wednesday July 21, 2021 3:43 pm PDT by
With the release of iOS 14.7 and the new 14.7 software update for HomePod and HomePod mini, Apple has added support for managing multiple timers directly from the Home app on iPhone and iPad. Ever since iOS 12, ‌HomePod‌ users have been able to set timers, but previously this was only possible via Siri voice commands and there was no app interface for managing them. Now, however, you can set...
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How to Install Apple's Beta Firmware on AirPods Pro

Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:59 pm PDT by
Apple in July 2021 began offering beta firmware for the AirPods Pro, with the software available for Apple Developer program members. ‌AirPods Pro‌ firmware betas are limited to developers and are quite tricky to install, with an installation guide available below. Note: Installing the firmware in an unauthorized way can put the ‌AirPods Pro‌ into an unusable state that necessitates an...
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How to Get Audible Alerts From Apple Watch About Your Workout Progress

Tuesday July 20, 2021 4:04 pm PDT by
In watchOS 8 and iOS 15, Apple has added a new option that lets you receive audible announcements on your workout progress. This article explains what they do and shows you how to enable them. Progress alerts are nothing new in third-party workout apps. Most people who have used one will be familiar with the idea: Your workout is in progress, and at some point the app tells you via spoken...
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How to Find the Serial Number of Your MagSafe Battery Pack

Monday July 19, 2021 1:25 pm PDT by
If you need to know the serial number for Apple's MagSafe Battery Pack, there are a few ways to check. The serial number may be useful for verifying authenticity. Check the Back of the ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ If you take the ‌MagSafe Battery Pack‌ off of the iPhone and look at the back, the serial number is shown in small text at the bottom. It can be hard to read, so it may be useful to take ...
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iOS 15: How to Create a Focus

Monday July 19, 2021 11:47 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple introduced a new Focus feature that aims to help reduce distractions and let you zone in on a single thing. Focus does this by filtering notifications based on what you're doing. With Focus, you can set your device to help you be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested one based on the context, like during work hours or while you're winding down for ...
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iOS 15: How to See All the Web Links Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 19, 2021 11:40 am PDT by
iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing web links with each other over Apple's Messages app, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Safari app called Shared with You. If someone shares a web URL with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in Safari. You can find this new section as a display option in the main Start Page that's...
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iOS 15: How to Drag and Drop Screenshots

Tuesday July 13, 2021 4:30 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has expanded support for drag and drop functionality across apps on iPhone, allowing you to move files, images, and selected chunks of text from place to place. Cross-app drag and drop has actually been available on the iPad since 2017, but now Apple has extended the feature to the ‌iPhone‌ with ‌iOS 15‌. In addition to apps, the multi-finger action also works with screenshots. ...
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iOS 15: How to Correct Errors in the Photos People Album

Monday July 12, 2021 4:56 pm PDT by
Regular users of Apple's Photos app will be undoubtedly familiar with the People album, which tries to identify faces in your pictures so that you can label people with their proper names and use that label as an organizing element in your library or as a discoverable tag. Most ‌Photos‌ app users will also know that Apple's on-device face recognition isn't always totally accurate, and there...
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iOS 15: How to See All the Photos People Have Shared With You in Messages

Monday July 12, 2021 4:53 pm PDT by
Most iPhone and iPad users enjoy sharing media with each other over Messages, and in iOS 15, Apple has acknowledged this popularity by adding a new section in the Photos app called Shared with You. If someone shares a photo or video with you in the Messages app, it will show up in Shared with You in ‌Photos‌. You can find this new section by selecting the For You tab. If the photo shared...
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iOS 15: How to Use Spotlight to Search for Photos

Thursday July 8, 2021 3:09 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has made Spotlight Search on iPhone and iPad more powerful than ever by integrating it with more apps, including the Photos app. Simply swipe down on the Lock Screen or the Home Screen to bring up Spotlight Search, type "‌Photos‌," then start searching your pictures by specifying locations, people, scenes, or even things in your photos like plants or pets, thanks to Visual...
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iOS 15: How to Get the Photos App to Feature a Person Less Often

Thursday July 8, 2021 3:03 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has improved the control you have over the people and places that show up in your Photos Memories, letting you fine tune just who pops up in the ‌‌Photos‌‌ app and Home Screen widget. In previous versions of iOS, you could select "Suggest Fewer Memories Like This" when viewing a memory in the "For You" section of ‌‌Photos‌‌, or you could remove a photo from photo...
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iOS 15: How to Use Visual Lookup in Photos to Identify Landmarks, Plants, and Pets

Thursday July 8, 2021 10:55 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple made further advancements in on-device machine learning and integrated them into the Photos app to make your iPhone more intelligent at recognizing the contents of pictures. In other words, the ‌Photos‌ app can now identify various objects, landmarks, animals, books, plants, works of art, and more in your image library, and then offer information about them that it draws from...
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iOS 15: How to Set Leaving and Arrival Times for Driving Directions in Apple Maps

Wednesday July 7, 2021 3:05 pm PDT by
Apple Maps received several notable improvements in iOS 15, including new details in cities, an interactive globe, and enhanced driving directions. It also gained a feature that has long been available in rival map apps – the ability to set leaving and arrival times for driving directions. This is a feature that's long been available for Google Maps, and one that's really useful if you...
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iOS 15: How to Translate Text in Photos

Wednesday July 7, 2021 3:02 pm PDT by
Apple entered the translation game in iOS 14 with native Safari browser translation and a dedicated translation app. Now, in iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, translation has gone systemwide, which means you can take advantage of Apple's new Live Text feature to translate other languages that appear in your photos. The following steps show you how it's done in the Photos app. Note that by using largely...
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iOS 15: How to Copy and Paste Text From Photos

Tuesday July 6, 2021 2:22 pm PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has added a new feature called Live Text that can recognize text when it appears in your camera's viewfinder or in a photo you've taken and let you perform several actions with it. For example, if you take a picture of a storefront that displays a phone number, you can capture that number to place a call or add to your contacts. You can also copy Live Text from your photos...
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How to Downgrade From iOS 15 to iOS 14

Friday July 2, 2021 3:22 am PDT by
If you've installed iOS 15 or iPadOS 15 through Apple's developer program or the public beta now it's been released, you may decide you want to downgrade because of usability or stability issues. Keep reading to learn how it's done. Apple usually only releases the public betas of ‌iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ once the developer versions are relatively stable. That said, Apple's beta versions of...
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iOS 15: How to Select the Images That Appear in a Photos Memory

Thursday July 1, 2021 11:23 am PDT by
In iOS 15, Apple has enhanced the Memories experience in Photos to make individual memories more customizable, more intelligent, and generally more enjoyable to watch and interact with. One notable change in this overhaul to Memories is the ability to easily manage which images appear in a memory. With the new interface, you can quickly select which pictures you want included in the memory...