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What the Orange Dot on Your iPhone Means

If you’re an iPhone user, there may be a few things you don’t know about some of your features. Apple introduces regular software system updates that come with new fixes, updated layouts or icons you might not be familiar with. The latest iOS updates focus on user privacy and ask all apps to be transparent…
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How to Delete Photos on Your iPhone

Are you your friend group’s photographer? Do you travel a lot? Do you love capturing videos of life’s special moments? Are you always sending memes to the group chat?  All those photos are probably taking up a lot of space on your iPhone. Lucky for you, there are ways to go about deleting a lot,…
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How to Stop iPhone Calendar Spam

If you’ve opened your calendar app recently and noticed an event you don’t remember scheduling, you’ve likely received iPhone calendar spam.  Scammers target iPhone calendars in ways similar to phishing by trying to trick you into clicking on an included link, attachment or notification to steal your information. The best way to keep yourself safe…
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How to Put Your iPhone Into DFU Mode

Smartphones have endless capabilities and features that bring convenience and connection to users worldwide. However, this doesn’t mean that they’re without problems. Some devices, like iPhones, may experience operating system problems that shut down your phone or make it difficult to use.  If your device has corrupt or broken firmware, hardware-related issues, failed software updates…
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How to Share the Location of Your Phone

If you have ever tried to meet up with someone without an exact address, then you understand how frustrating it can be to find them using general directions. Similarly, if you have driven somewhere new and taken a wrong turn, you know how frightening being lost can feel. Luckily, most smartphones today have GPS technology that makes…
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How to Erase iPhone Data

Before you can switch your old iPhone out for a newer model, you’ll need to protect your privacy by wiping your data. This guide covers how to erase iPhone data back to factory settings.  How to Back Up Your iPhone on iOS You can save a backup of your data to the cloud directly from…
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How to Use the Flashlight on Your iPhone

The iPhone’s flashlight is one of its simplest and most helpful features. Whether you need to walk your dog at night, turn on your circuit breaker after a power outage or look for your keys under the couch cushions, the flashlight on your iPhone can help.  The LED flashlight comes from the phone’s camera flash mechanism,…
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How to Use Sleep Mode on Your iPhone

Regular sleep is crucial for health. While the CDC recommends adults get at least seven hours of sleep a night, many adults in the U.S. are chronically sleep-deprived.  Sleep is essential for multiple reasons. Cognitive function: Sleeping is crucial for the brain to process information from the previous day and form new neural pathways. Getting adequate amounts…
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How to Delete Contacts On Your iPhone

Going through your contacts one day, you suddenly realize how many of them are little more than clutter. We’ve all been there, where reaching the number you want means scrolling past ten people you haven’t spoken to in years and another six you’re struggling even to remember.   You’re ready to clean up your contacts list….