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Topic: Tips

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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How to request a song to air on Apple's Beats 1 radio station

07/02/2015, 01:07 pm

Something not widely known about Apple's Beats 1 radio station is that listeners can make song requests, in a process that's a little different from conventional, terrestrial radio stations.

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How to remove Connect from Apple Music in iOS 8.4

07/02/2015, 11:07 am

The new Connect feature in Apple Music allows fans to engage with artists in a more direct and personal way. But those who aren't interested in the social feature can remove it from the iOS 8.4 Music app entirely --here's how to do it.

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How to follow and get updates from your favorite artists in Apple Music Connect

07/01/2015, 03:07 pm

Connect, a Tumblr-like social network for musicians and their fans, is a tentpole feature of Apple's new streaming music service. AppleInsider takes a look at how easy it is to follow and get updates from your favorite artists using Connect.

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How to hide the Apple Music subscription service & get back Playlists parent menu in iOS 8.4

06/30/2015, 03:06 pm

Though heavily hyped, Apple Music subscriptions may not be for everyone. Those who want to remove the streaming service from their iOS 8.4 Music app, and gain back easy access to custom playlists in the process, can easily do so --here's how.

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How to sign up for (and cancel) an Apple Music streaming subscription

06/30/2015, 01:06 pm

Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.

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iOS tips: Reopen recently closed tabs in Apple's mobile Safari browser

06/29/2015, 03:06 pm

Apple's Safari browser for iPhone and iPad features a somewhat hidden but incredibly useful feature, allowing users to quickly reopen tabs they recently closed. Here's how to access it.

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How to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

06/24/2015, 01:06 pm

When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.

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iOS 9 includes new iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

09/18/2015, 11:09 am

This week's launch of iOS 9 brings a slew of small but important new features for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users. They include an all-new app for viewing iCloud Drive content, support for more complex six-digit passcodes, and a series of tweaks and improvements.

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