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How to set any song as a custom iPhone ringtone

It's easy to turn any song or music track in iTunes into a custom ringtone, then save it on your iPhone. Here's how

It's easy to turn any song or music track in iTunes into a custom ringtone, then save it on your iPhone. Here's how

16 Jul 19

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How to Force Quit, or Control Alt Delete on a Mac

Here's how to close programs that are frozen on your Mac using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Here's how to close programs that are frozen on your Mac using the macOS equivalent of Ctrl-Alt-Delete

16 Jul 19

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How to activate & use an iPhone without a SIM card

We show four methods to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM card (and without Wi-Fi, if necessary)

We show four methods to set up and activate an iPhone so that it can be used without a SIM card (and without Wi-Fi, if necessary)

16 Jul 19

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How to Reset Apple ID

All Apple products demand an Apple ID, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with the same one for life

All Apple products demand an Apple ID, but that doesn't mean you're stuck with the same one for life

15 Jul 19

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How to make a bootable macOS installer on an external drive

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

Use this guide to create a bootable install of MacOS on an external drive, to make installing macOS on multiple machines simple

15 Jul 19

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How to set up a contact group on iPhone & iPad

If you miss the ability to send group emails and messages on iPhone, don't worry: you can still set up a contact group via iCloud

If you miss the ability to send group emails and messages on iPhone, don't worry: you can still set up a contact group via iCloud

12 Jul 19

 
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How to close apps on an iPhone XS

Stumped by how to open the app switcher and force-close apps on your Home-button-free iPhone X or XS? Here's how

Stumped by how to open the app switcher and force-close apps on your Home-button-free iPhone X or XS? Here's how

12 Jul 19

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How to get Flash on iPhone and iPad

Want to get Flash on your iPad or iPhone? Here are the best Flash apps for iOS to help you on your way

Want to get Flash on your iPad or iPhone? Here are the best Flash apps for iOS to help you on your way

11 Jul 19

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How to improve Apple Watch battery life

Having Apple Watch battery problems? Here are 21 tips for making your Apple Watch last longer between charges

Having Apple Watch battery problems? Here are 21 tips for making your Apple Watch last longer between charges

11 Jul 19

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How to use iPhone and iPad apps on Mac

It's not easy to run iPad and iPhone apps on a Mac or PC. We look at your best options, including decent iOS simulator software

It's not easy to run iPad and iPhone apps on a Mac or PC. We look at your best options, including decent iOS simulator software

11 Jul 19

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How to limit iPhone app usage with Screen Time

iOS features tools for monitoring and limiting your - or your kids' - iPhone & iPad app usage. Here's how to use Screen Time

iOS features tools for monitoring and limiting your - or your kids' - iPhone & iPad app usage. Here's how to use Screen Time

10 Jul 19

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iPhone security tips: How to protect your phone from hackers

Our security megaguide offers essential security tips for protecting your iPhone (and sensitive data) from prying eyes and hackers

Our security megaguide offers essential security tips for protecting your iPhone (and sensitive data) from prying eyes and hackers

09 Jul 19

 
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How to transfer photos & video from iPhone to Mac

We explain 6 simple methods for moving photos and video from an iPhone to a Mac to back up, or edit, your precious memories

We explain 6 simple methods for moving photos and video from an iPhone to a Mac to back up, or edit, your precious memories

09 Jul 19

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Which Apple TV do I have?

Use this guide to discover which generation of Apple TV you own, and whether it's worth upgrading

Use this guide to discover which generation of Apple TV you own, and whether it's worth upgrading

08 Jul 19

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How to download apps over 200MB on iPhone & iPad

Keep getting error messages on iPhone or iPad when you try to download large apps over cellular data? Here's the solution

Keep getting error messages on iPhone or iPad when you try to download large apps over cellular data? Here's the solution

08 Jul 19

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How to stop iPhone calls going straight to voicemail

Calls on your iPhone being diverted to voicemail and don't know why? Here's how to stop missing calls

Calls on your iPhone being diverted to voicemail and don't know why? Here's how to stop missing calls

05 Jul 19

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How to fix an iPhone or iPad screen that's not working

Has your iPhone screen got 'stuck'? Here are 10 tips that should fix the situation (including our advice related to Touch Disease)

Has your iPhone screen got 'stuck'? Here are 10 tips that should fix the situation (including our advice related to Touch Disease)

05 Jul 19

 
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How to get text messages on your Mac

It's easy to send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones

It's easy to send and receive text messages on your Mac - including texts from friends who don't have iPhones

04 Jul 19

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