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How to Restart Your Apple Watch

Most of the time, the Apple Watch is fast and responsive. But sometimes it might slow down because of software issues or a misbehaving app might freeze watchOS. In either case, a restart or force restart should resolve most i...

How to Fix Sound Problems in Windows 10

You launch a PC game or stream a movie, but you don’t hear any sound. On the surface, there’s no apparent reason for the lack of audio. This guide shows you how to fix sound problems in Windows 10....

AirDrop Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

AirDrop lets you send files, photos, and other data between iPhones, iPads, and Macs. Like all wireless tech, though, AirDrop can be temperamental. And getting devices to “see” each other can sometimes be a challe...

How to Use Chrome’s Built-In Task Manager

Most operating systems have a built-in task manager or resource monitor that lets you see all active processes and programs running on your computer. The Chrome web browser also has one that helps you end troublesome tabs and...

How to Force Restart Any iPhone or iPad

Force Restarting an iPhone or iPad works as a quick fix for many iOS and iPadOS issues. If your device won’t boot up, or if you’re experiencing a system-level bug, before rushing to the Genius Bar, see if a force ...

How to Restart an Android Smartphone or Tablet

If you occasionally restart your Android device, it clears its memory and speeds things up. It can also be a quick fix for minor problems, like crashing apps. Here’s how to restart your Android smartphone or tablet to f...

What to Do When Your Mac Won’t Shut Down

Macs are like any other computer. Sometimes they won’t start up, and sometimes they won’t shut down. If your Mac is refusing to shut off, here’s how to shut it down anyway—and, hopefully, permanently f...

How to Get Help in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a built-in Get Help app that will offer solutions to problems and even connect you to a human support person. That’s just one of Windows 10’s convenient built-in support options....

How to Factory Reset a Router

A factory reset wipes your router’s custom settings and returns it to a like-new state. This is an important step when troubleshooting some network problems. Factory-resetting is relatively easy, but every router is a b...

How to Reboot Your Router and Modem

If web pages aren’t loading or streaming video keeps buffering, resetting your router and modem is one of the first things you should try, as it can fix a slew of Wi-Fi or Internet connection problems....

How to Fix a Frozen Windows PC

Windows PCs freeze for a variety of reasons. One instance might be a fluke, but repeated freezes suggest a problem you’ll want to fix. Here’s how to unfreeze and recover a stuck PC—and stop it from freezing ...

How to Fix Crashing Apps on an iPhone or iPad

Apps can crash or freeze on iPhones and iPads, just as they can on any other platform. Apple’s iOS operating system disguises app crashes by closing the app. If you’re experiencing crashing, freezing, or buggy app...

How to Reset Chrome Settings to Default

Sometimes, unbeknownst to us, adware, malware, and unwanted extensions change settings—like homepages and default search engines—and make it nearly impossible to change them back. When you reset a browser’s ...

How to Close Unresponsive Chromebook Apps

Should an application become unresponsive on your Chromebook, you can either wait to see if it responds or forcefully close it with the Chrome OS Task Manager. Here’s what to do if you need to kill an unresponsive app....
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