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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 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….
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How to Scan a QR Code With an iPhone

Though they’ve been around since the ’90s, quick response codes didn’t catch on until the age of smartphones and widespread mobile internet access. Now, they’re easier than ever to scan and, if you have an iPhone, you can make it happen in just a few clicks without any extra apps. You’ll find QR codes everywhere…
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How to Make a Video Into a Live Photo

Live Photos are one of the most exciting new features Apple has introduced to iPhones in the past decade. Around since the iPhone 6S release in 2015, Live Photos are small, 1.5-second videos composed of regular pictures taken with your standard iOS camera. When Live Photo is enabled, you can long-press any photo in your album to see…