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How to Choose a Wireless Charger

Wireless charging is a great convenience to have with your smartphone, but not all chargers are created equal. Certain wireless chargers will work better with your phone. How do you know which one to get? We’ll show you….

8 Mac Shortcuts Actions You’ll Actually Use

Apple added the Shortcuts app to macOS Monterey in 2021, making it easy to build workflows using visual coding blocks just like you can on iPhone and iPad. While the feature still lacks the power of Automator or AppleScript, …

How to Use Tags and Smart Folders in Apple Notes

Apple added tags to Apple Notes in late 2021, making it even easier to keep things organized. Tags can also be used to create smart folders, collections of notes assembled by tag regardless of which folder they are stored in….

How to Factory Reset an iPhone 13

If you’re planning on giving away or selling your iPhone 13, you’ll first need to erase your data and account information off of it completely. That’s called a “factory reset,” and it’s easy to do in Settings for iPhone 13, i…

How to Find Out How Much Your Old Mac Is Worth

One of the best ways of funding a computer upgrade is by selling your old one, and that’s especially true for Apple products. Macs tend to hold their value much better than comparable Windows PCs, but knowing exactly what to …

How to Hard Reset an iPhone 13

If your iPhone 13 becomes unresponsive and you can’t shut it down using the normal methods, it’s time to try a forced restart—sometimes called a “hard reset” (which is not to be confused with a factory reset). Luckily, it’s…

How to Restart an iPhone 13

Restarting an iPhone 13 is a great way to troubleshoot problems or simply get a fresh start. We’ll show you several different ways to do it—with instructions that also apply to the iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone …

How to Turn Off Auto Brightness on iPhone

Thanks to light sensors, your iPhone can automatically adjust the display brightness to match the ambient lighting. If you prefer manual controls, it’s possible to turn off Auto-Brightness, but Apple put the option in an unus…

12 Tips to Make the Most of Your New Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is a wearable gadget with many convenient features, including tracking your health. If you’ve just received one as a gift, you might be wondering where to start. Here are some tips to get you up to speed….

How to Turn On an iPhone 13

The iPhone 13 doesn’t have a visible home button below its screen. You may be used to lifting or tapping it to wake it up, but that won’t work if it’s not already powered on. Here’s how to turn it on.

10 Things to Do With Your New iPhone

So you just got a brand new iPhone—congratulations! Whether it’s from a friend or you gifted yourself, you might wonder where to start. Let’s run through a list of fun and useful things you should do with your new Apple gad…

How to Close Apps on an iPhone 13

Normally, your iPhone 13 keep apps running smoothly in the foreground (or suspended in the background, ready to resume when needed). But if an iOS app misbehaves, it’s easy to force the app to close. Here’s how….

11 Things to Check When Buying a Used iPhone

Used iPhones are always in hot demand, and they’re a good option if you’re looking to save some money on an Apple smartphone. Like any second-hand purchase, there are some things you should check before you hand over your mon…

Stop Closing Apps on Your iPhone

If you constantly close apps on your iPhone while attempting to speed things up or save battery life, you’re doing the opposite and making your iPhone perform worse. Here’s why.

Why Does My Phone Keep Disconnecting From Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is something many people take for granted as always being there. It can be very frustrating when your phone seems to have issues staying connected. There are a lot of things that can cause that to happen….

How to Change the Snooze Time on iPhone

Your iPhone uses nine minutes as the snooze time for all your alarms. While there’s no direct way to change this snooze time, you can use a couple of workarounds to get alarms at custom intervals. We’ll show you how….
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