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How to Add Widgets to Stacks on iPhone & iPad Home Screen

If you have an iPhone or iPad you may already be familiar with adding widgets to the Home Screen of iOS and iPadOS, but a lesser known trick is that you can create a stack of widgets that you can flip through to see different widgets and data. How to Add Widgets to Stacks on iPhone & iPad Widget stacks …

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Messages on iPhone Will Prompt You To Send Pics if Someone Asks for Them

This is a cool little convenience feature that is not widely known; the Messages app on iPhone and iPad will prompt you to send photos if someone asks for them. The Messages app has become significantly more intelligent in the latest versions of iOS and iPadOS for iPhone and iPad, and now, alongside the usual QuickType text suggestions, emoji suggestions, …

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How to Turn Off SharePlay on iPhone

The latest versions of iOS for iPhone default to enabling a feature called SharePlay, which allows you to easily share Spotify, Apple Music, Podcasts, and many other media experiences, easily with whoever you’re having a FaceTime audio or FaceTime video call with. While this feature can be convenient for the intended purposes, it can also be annoying and frustrating, as …

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How to Stop Instacart Ads Promo Notifications on iPhone

The Instacart app for iPhone is convenient in that it allows you to shop for groceries and other items and have them delivered (if you live in a major city anyway), but like an ever-growing number of iPhone apps, it defaults to pelting you with annoying sales, promotional, and marketing notifications that are completely unrelated to your delivery or order …

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Your iPhone Will Notify You When Wi-Fi is Available Nearby to Join

Did you know your iPhone will let you know if a wi-fi network is available to join nearby? This feature of iOS is relatively new, and it’s interesting in that it will specifically focus on public wi-fi networks are popular and being used by others that are nearby. This feature is pretty simple, but certainly convenient. If a popular wi-fi …

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How to Disable FaceTime Reaction Gestures on Mac, iPhone, & iPad

Don’t want to have certain gestures trigger FaceTime Reactions? Don’t want an on-screen emoji to appear when you give a thumbs up to the camera, or maybe you don’t want a peace sign made with your hands to trigger a bunch of balloons appearing on your video chat? Then you can turn the FaceTime Reactions feature off, right on your …

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How to Drop a Pin in Google Maps on iPhone or iPad

Dropping a pin on Google Maps allows you to mark a location on the map for sharing with others, for saving that spot for yourself to reference later, or even for getting directions to that pinned location. It’s a very useful feature of Google Maps that has wide applications, so if you’re a Google Maps user for iPhone or iPad, …

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What do Laundry Symbols Mean? Your iPhone Will Tell You!

Your iPhone can help to decipher those crazy laundry symbols on your clothes, but if you didn’t know that, you’re certainly not alone. Anyone who has ever done laundry in their lifetime has undoubtedly looked at the back of a clothing tag and seen a variety of symbols, some of which may seem sort obvious, while other symbols look like …

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France’s iPhone 12 ban remains in place for some territories

iPhone 12 was on the edge of a recall Regulators in France have now officially accepted Apple’s iOS update and allowed the iPhone 12 to go back on sale on the mainland, but not in French-controlled territories around the world. The ban came at around the same time that the iPhone 15 was launched, and Apple had dropped the iPhone …

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