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Topic: Tips

Stop force closing apps on your iPhone, it's not making it run faster or last longer

10/21/2015, 10:10 am

Yes, you can force close iOS apps by double pressing the home button and sliding the app window up, but you shouldn't make a habit out of regularly doing it. Here's why.

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How to back up your Apple Watch and pair it with a new iPhone 6s

10/07/2015, 02:10 pm

Before you reset your old iPhone, remember to unpair and back up your Apple Watch to ensure a seamless transition to the new iPhone 6s. Here's how to successfully transfer your Apple Watch from your old iPhone to a new one.

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How to multitask more efficiently with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s

10/02/2015, 10:10 pm

With 3D Touch on Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, users can enter iOS 9's multitasking app selector view with a simple swipe, a much more intuitive process than double-clicking on the home button.

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iOS 9 tips: How to re-enable the all-caps virtual keyboard display

10/02/2015, 02:10 pm

Along with a change to the new San Francisco font, iOS 9 now displays lowercase letters on the virtual keyboard by default when typing non-capitalized letters. This is a change that has been met with some criticism by users, but thankfully Apple has included a way to switch back to the all-caps keyboard.

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How to organize iPhone 6s photos in iOS 9

09/30/2015, 11:09 pm

With iPhone 6s' 12MP iSight and 5MP FaceTime cameras, Apple bumped the specs of the world's most popular digital shooter, giving users a good excuse to create mountains of data. Using iOS 9's built-in Photos app can help you manage this flood of photographs from the moment you press the shutter button.

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Tips: How to adjust 3D Touch sensitivity on your new iPhone 6s & 6s Plus

09/25/2015, 04:09 pm

Apple's new pressure sensitive 3D Touch can be adjusted for sensitivity, allowing users to require more or less force to invoke the input method. Here's how you can customize it to your liking.

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How to fix the iOS 9 'Slide to Upgrade' bug using iTunes

09/18/2015, 06:09 pm

Since the release of iOS 9 this week, a number of users have reported an issue in which their devices are rendered useless by an unresponsive "Slide to Upgrade" screen that appears after installing the new operating system.

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How to read AppleInsider in iOS 9's News application

09/17/2015, 11:09 am

Apple chose to highlight AppleInsider content in its new News app at this year's WWDC keynote, so it should come as no surprise that you can add us as a source in News after updating your iPhone or iPad to iOS 9.

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With iOS 9, 'Hey Siri' gains a new setup process tailored to your voice

09/11/2015, 03:09 pm

Starting with next week's launch of iOS 9, users will be prompted to speak a series of commands once enabling "Hey Siri," making the intelligent personal assistant more adept at understanding a person's unique voice.

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How to quickly customize the Digital Touch colors on your Apple Watch

09/07/2015, 02:09 pm

If you own an Apple Watch, you probably already knew that you could change the color of your Digital Touch drawings --but did you know that you can also customize the options available with a single tap? AppleInsider shows you how.

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How to use the new back button in iOS 9

08/09/2015, 07:08 am

One of the most notable -- albeit least trumpeted -- user-facing enhancements in iOS 9 is the new back button, which lets you quickly return to where you were when following links between apps. Confused how it works? Here's a concise explainer.

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iOS 9 tips: Disconnect from a Bluetooth accessory without making your iPhone forget it

07/30/2015, 12:07 pm

Starting with iOS 9, Apple has made it possible to disconnect an iPhone from a Bluetooth device without the need to "forget" the wireless accessory, making it easier to reconnect without going through the pairing process again.

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How to keep third-party apps active on your Apple Watch, rather than returning to the clock

07/29/2015, 10:07 am

By default, the Apple Watch acts as first and foremost as a watch, displaying the time when a user raises their wrist. But the settings on the Apple Watch also allow users to have the device operate more like a smartphone, resuming the last activity.

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How to enable Home Sharing in iOS 9 beta

07/22/2015, 06:07 pm

With the latest iOS 9 beta restoring full support for Home Sharing, here's how to toggle on the feature that allows streaming music and video from computers connected to the same local Wi-Fi network.

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iOS 9 tips: Apple makes it easier than ever to request a desktop site in Safari

09/24/2015, 08:09 am

Users beta testing iOS 9 can access a new, somewhat hidden feature in the mobile Safari browser, making it easier than ever to request the desktop version of a site when browsing on an iPhone or iPad.

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How to reset your Apple ID password

07/15/2015, 08:07 pm

With Apple ID responsible for iCloud, two-step verification, email preferences and basically all Apple Internet services, forgetting your password can be disastrous. Luckily, Apple built in a password reset method that involves only a few simple steps.

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It's time to uninstall Adobe's Flash from your Mac - here's how

07/13/2015, 09:07 am

The recent tidal wave of critical vulnerabilities in Adobe's Flash Player has prompted many security professionals to call for the much-maligned software's demise, and we agree. AppleInsider shows you how to uninstall Flash from your Mac, and what to do if you can't live without it.

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How to resolve Mail SMTP errors in OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4

07/10/2015, 02:07 am

A change in the way OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 handles security keys has caused a number of users -- specifically those using Gmail -- to see SMTP send failures and even app crashes. Luckily, there's an easy fix for both users and system admins looking for a permanent server-side solution.

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How to get Beats Music's 'The Sentence' back on Apple Music

07/07/2015, 12:07 pm

While Apple has killed the user interface for The Sentence --Beats Music's flagship on-demand playlist creation feature --it hasn't removed the functionality from Apple Music entirely. AppleInsider shows you where it's hiding.

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How Apple Music and the iCloud Music Library work with iTunes Match

07/03/2015, 02:07 pm

On its website Apple describes Apple Music and iTunes Match as "independent but complementary," but in fact the services are closely connected through a third feature: iCloud Music Library.

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