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Topic: Tips

How to fix one AirPod not working

12/07/2019, 09:12 am

For no reason that you can fathom, either the left or right AirPod Pro isn't working and you're just getting sound in mono out of the other. If the causes aren't clear, though, the solutions are.

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How to back up your Apple Watch

11/24/2019, 12:11 pm

The more independent Apple makes the Apple Watch, with apps and more storage for music or podcasts, the more you need to think about backing up your data.

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How to get an old macOS installer from Apple

11/23/2019, 06:11 pm

Your collection of old macOS installer disk images is now worthless, and Apple has changed where it hides downloadable copies. Yet there are still good reasons to get old OSes, and here's how to do it.

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How to use Apple's trade-in program to get a discounted iPhone

11/14/2019, 11:11 am

Trading in last year's iPhone is a good way to save some money on a new one -- except that at first, it doesn't save you anything at all. Then whether you're going to trade it in at Apple or somewhere else, are steps you need to take to get your iPhone ready.

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How to replace lost tips for AirPods Pro and service other issues

11/10/2019, 03:11 pm

If you lose one of your AirPods Pro silicone tips, or one of the earbuds itself, there are ways to get replacements without shelling out for an entirely new set. Here's how to get that replacement tip for the AirPods Pro, or replace an earbud, or even the charging case.

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How to use Sign In With Apple and manage your log in information

11/07/2019, 03:11 pm

Sign In With Apple is here, and great for convenience and your privacy. Here's how to use the feature, and how you can manage the login information.

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Tips, tricks, and customizations for your new AirPods Pro

10/31/2019, 02:10 pm

Here's how to get the most out of your new AirPods Pro with AppleInsider's extensive list of tips, tricks, and customizations.

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Here's how to play ambient sounds on your HomePod

10/31/2019, 12:10 pm

One of the features that Apple added to the HomePod with the 13.2.1 update is the ability to play ambient sounds. Here's how to get them to play until you tell them to stop, or on a timer.

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How to keep your home's air clean and odor-free with HomeKit

10/17/2019, 02:10 pm

Poor air quality in your home can stink up the joint or exacerbate allergies -- and it can be hard to tell at a glance when its a problem. But, HomeKit peripherals can keep your home's air clean with minimal aggravation, and it won't cost as much as you think.

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How to select, copy, and paste text in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

10/15/2019, 03:10 pm

Apple has improved the ways you can quickly select, copy, and paste text, but the new gestures take some learning -- especially if you regularly used the previous ones.

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How to create a bootable macOS Catalina installer on a USB drive

10/09/2019, 04:10 pm

If you have more than one Mac you want to upgrade to macOS 10.15 Catalina but don't want to waste so much bandwidth downloading it for each machine, one option is to create a bootable installer on a spare USB flash drive. Here's how to do it with the Terminal.

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How to use Sidecar in macOS Catalina with your iPad and your Mac

10/08/2019, 03:10 pm

Now that macOS Catalina has been released, we've been seeing just how the much hyped Sidecar feature has been working -- and what the final system requirements are to use it.

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How to turn on Home Sharing in the Music and TV apps in macOS Catalina

10/08/2019, 09:10 am

The iTunes feature that let you stream your personal media to other devices like an Apple TV is still in macOS Catalina, but the procedure is a bit different. Here's what you need to know to set it up, turn it on, and why it's worth doing.

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Tip: How to get more from Control Center in iOS 13

10/06/2019, 11:10 am

Apple continues to make Control Center more useful, with iOS 13 seeing refinements to existing tools plus a new quick-access Dark Mode control.

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How to use Apple's new Reminders app in iOS 13, iPadOS 13, and macOS Catalina

10/01/2019, 03:10 pm

Apple has rewritten its basic Reminders app for iOS 13, iPadOS 13 and for macOS Catalina when it releases. No longer quite so simple, it could be all the To Do app you need, but it does suffer from being a first version.

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How to use multiple windows in iPadOS

09/30/2019, 10:09 am

It's one of the most wanted, most useful new features in iPadOS, but how you actually use the ability to have multiple windows in the same app is far, far from obvious.

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How to use Apple's Low Data Mode in iOS 13, and what you get

09/26/2019, 03:09 pm

Apple has introduced a new feature with iOS 13 that optionally saves you data usage by cutting down on network activity.

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How to master the Camera app on iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro

09/26/2019, 11:09 am

The Camera app has been updated for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro to take advantage of the new ultra-wide lenses. AppleInsider explains how to use the new features to take the best pictures you can on the go.

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How to use the App Store on Apple Watch

09/25/2019, 07:09 am

It's the App Store, but not quite as we know it. Here's how to use, and just what you can find, on the new App Store for Apple Watch in watchOS 6.

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How to use Screen Time to control your Mac and iOS use

09/22/2019, 07:09 pm

Whether it's for your curiosity, your health or for working out exactly how much to bill your clients, it's much better to know what exactly you do on your Macs and iOS devices. Screen Time will do exactly that -- and there are alternatives that do it better.

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