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How to Add a Reminder Quickly on iPhone and iPad

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

The standard way is to use the Reminders app. But we can use faster ways to add a reminder. Follow these three handy tips to quickly add reminders.This way, you can remember to do important things later.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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Tip 1 – Use a Widget

One of the quickest ways to add a Reminder on an iPhone or iPad is by using the Reminders Widget, which you can add to your Today Screen

First, access your Today View by swiping from left to right on the first page of your Home Screen.. Next, scroll to the bottom and tap Edit. Now, tap Reminders in the widget list to add it.

You might also want to move the Reminders Widget toward the top of your Today View list so you can access it quickly. Once you have done this, just tap it once to expand it, and then tap New Reminder to add one. Refer to below image:

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Add a Reminder using the Reminder Widget

Tip 2 – Use Siri

First, launch Siri by pressing and holding the Home or side button, or by saying “Hey Siri”, then say something like, “Remind me to visit CVS Pharmacy at 121st and Elm in Broken Arrow tomorrow at 10:00 am”.

Siri will confirm and show the reminder you just set up on the screen.

If you specify a location related to your home address, such as, “Remind me to check front porch for packages when I get home”, Siri will track your location via GPS and show the reminder when you arrive at your home. This Reminder feature uses the Home Address you have set for your Contacts card. See below image:

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Add a Reminder using Siri

Tip 3 – Use the Share Button

For some apps, you can add a Reminder using the Share button (the square button with the upward-pointing arrow).

For example, if you are browsing in Safari and want to read an article later, just tap the Share button on the toolbar. Next, locate Reminders in the Apps list. You might have to tap More and scroll down to find Reminders app.

Now, when you check the Reminder later in the Reminders app, it will include a link to the website. Just tap the link, and you’ll be taken to Safari automatically. See below image:

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Add a Reminder to view a website

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How to Use Performance Panels in Windows 10

Want to see live-updating resource usage stats from your system’s CPU, memory, disk, network or GPU? Windows 10 has some built-in perfomance monitors that can help. You can even have Windows show these panels always on top of other open windows.

The best way is to use the Task Manager.. It has some easy-to-ise performance panels displaying real time stats of your machine. Let’s explore how to use this feature.

This is for Windows 10 operating system

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Open the Task Manager

Windows 10’s Task Manager comes with performance stats that were added back in Windows 8. This post relates to Windows 10.

First, open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del and choosing Task Manager or by right-clicking the Taskbar or the Start button and selecting Task Manager. Refer to below image:

Performace A
Selecting the Task Manager

Floating Panels

Now, select the Task Manager Options and chose Always on Top if you want the tool’s panels to appear on top of other open windows. See below image:

Performace 1
Selecting Always on Too option

The Performance Tab

Next, click thePerformace tab. If you don’t see it, click More Details first, at the bottom of your screen. See following image:

Performace 1
The CPU performance panel

Now, choose the performance graph from the sidebar you want to see. You will see options for your computer’s CPUs, memory, storage devices (including SSDs, hard disks, and USB devices), network connections (wired Ethernet and Wi-Fi), and GPUs (graphics processors.)

To show just a performance graph, double-click anywhere on a graph in the right pane. You can also right-click a graph and select Graph Summary View. Refer to below image:

Performace 3
Selecting Grap Summary Virw option

The Performance Graphs

You can resize this smaller window and also click-and-drag anywhere inside it to position it wherever you like on your desktop. See below image:

Performace 4
The CPU Summary Graph

To enlarge or make the Task Manager window smaller, just double-click inside it,

If you want to change the graph to another one just right click in the graph, chose the View option and make your selection. See following image:

Performace 5
Selecting the Virw Option

Also, you can select a different graphfrom the sidebar. Refer to below image:

Performace 6
The C: drive view

That’s it. I hope you found this post helpful.

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How to Use Automatic Updates on iPhone or iPad

In iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for downloading and saving the update for later.

With iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, you can have your device automatically download and install updates overnight while it is charging. There is a single automatic updates toggle to turn on which is not enabled by default.

But what if you just wanted to download the updates but did not want to install them right away? You would have to dismiss the prompts and reminders for updates on an almost daily basis. This can be quite annoying.

Fast forward to iOS 13.6, or iPadOS. You can now choose not to install software updates automatically. There is now a second toggle just for installing the update. Let’s explore this feature.

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First, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and then go to the General section. Refer to below image:

Accessing Settings

Next, chose the Software Update option. See below image:

Choosing Software Update option

Next, tap the Customize Automatic Updates option. See following image:

Choosing Customize option

Now, tap the toggle Download iOS/iPadOS Updates option. Refer to below image:

Choosing Download option

A new toggle labeled Install iOS/iPadOS Updates will appear. If you want to automatically install iOS, or iPadOS, updates overnight, tap the toggle to enable the feature. In our example, we have set the second toggle to off, meaning we will install the updates at our convenience. See below image:

Choosing Install option

Even if you do enable the feature, you will still get a notification before the updates are installed overnight (just like before iOS 13.6, or iPadOS).

Now, you can have the best of both worlds. New iOS and iPadOS updates will always be downloaded and ready to go. Simply navigate to the Software Update section and install them whenever you are ready (without waiting to download them first).

If you do not want to enable automatic updates, you can still update your iPhone or iPad whenever you want.

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How to Send New iPhone Apps to App Library in iOS 14

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter

When you download an app it usually appears either on your Home Screen or a subsequent screen of apps. In iOS 14, you can have it moved straight to the App Library and the relevant app category, instead of it appearing on the Home Screen or another screen of apps. By doing so, you can reduce the Home Screen clutter. Let’s explore how this is done.

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First, open the Settings app (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings

Now, scroll down to the Home Screen section and tap it, See below image:

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Acc essing the Home Screen section

Next, under the New App Downloads heading, select the App Library Only option. See following image:

Send New Apps 3
Enabling sending new apps to the App Library

If you want to see notification badges (like number of unread Tweets) for apps in the App Library, tap the toggle next to the Show In App Library option. Refer to below image:

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Enabling new apps notifications

That it’s . When you download new apps, they will show up in the App Library instead of on your Home Screen. See below image fpr an App Library page:

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The App Libtary page (trhe last page of your Home Screen)

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How to Find Information About Windows 10

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know.

Let’s say you need to know information about your Windows 10 file system, version, build number, product key and more. If you are looking into configuration or troubleshooting, this information would be essential to know. Let’s explore how to find this.

This is for the Windows 10 operating system

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Discover the File System

First, launch File Explorer. Next, locate a drive. ie, drive C; and right-click on it. Now, in the pop-up menu, select Properties. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 1
Selecting your drive’s Properties

In the Properties window, under the General tab you will see the File System label followed by the type of File System. See below image;

Windows Info 2
Determining your File System

Normally you will see NTFS, shorthand for New Technology File System, the default for Windows 10. On older versions of Windows, you may see the legacy file system of FAT32, shorthand for File Allocation Table 32.

If you have multiple drives, simply repeat the above for each drive.

Discover the Version, Build Number and More

First, launch the Settings app by pressing the Windows+I keys. Next, go to System. See following image:

Windows Info 3
Accessing Settings

On the left, scroll to the bottom and select About. On the right, you see information about your system. The amount of information you see differs depending on the Windows 10 version that you have installed. Now, scroll down to the Device specifications section. Here you find the data you are looking for. Refer to below image:

Windows Info 4
Determining your Device and Windows specifications
  • System Type – it tells you whether you use a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 10
  • Edition – displays the edition of Windows 10 that you have: Pro, Home, Enterprise, Education, etc
  • Version – displays the version of Windows 10 that is installed
  • OS Build – displays the Windows 10 build number that you use

The latest Version as of this writing is

  • 2004 – The ninth update to Windows 10, codenamed 20H1. It was named the May 2020 Update and released on May 27, 2020.
  • A number higher than a 2004 – The tenth major update for Windows 10 is codenamed 20H2. The update is expected to launch in October or November 2020.

The most recent update to Windows 10, launched in May 2020, has a OS Build of 19041.264. As you can see from my PC screenshot, I do not have the latest version installed.

The OS Build number changes with each update made by Microsoft to Windows 10. This information along with the Version is useful for troubleshooting purposes when you call tech support.

Discover Your Product Key and Much More

Finding your product key was featured in a previous post. You can find this, the above information and much more in one program. Simply click the link below on downloading, installing and running BelArc Advisor.

How to Use the BelArc Advisor Program

That’s it. I hope you found this post helpful.

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How to Remove Pages on iPhone in iOS 14

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

With iOS 14, there are new ways to find and organize the apps on your iPhone — so you see what you want, where you want. It is called the App Library, the main feature of iOS 14.

The App Library is added and configured automatically once you install iOS 14.

To view the App Library page, swipe all the way to the left, or press on the Dots Bar at bottom of screen and swipe; it will be your last page. Refer to below image:

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The App Library page

Your apps are automatically sorted into categories. For example, you might see your social media apps under a Social category. The apps that you use most frequently will automatically reorder based on your usage.

Now that all apps are available in the App Library, it brings up the question. Why should you keep all those pages on the Home Screen as well? Let’s explore how to remove pages from your Home Screen.

This is for the iPhone and iPad running iOS 14

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Seldom Used Page(s)

If you’re like us, you probably have a couple of pages filled with apps that you almost never visit. You might want to remove some or all the pages between your first page and the App Library page.

First, go to a page you seldom visit or any page. In my example, I am on the last page of my Home Screen. See below image:

App Library Pages 1
A seldom used page

Editing a Page

Now, tap and hold on an empty part of your iPhone’s Home Screen to enter editing mode. See following image:

App Library Pages 2
Entering edit mode

Next, tap the Page Dots found above the dock at the bottom of the device’s display. In my example, I have 7 dots representing 7 pages.

This will bring up a new User Interface (UI) that lists all of the pages in a grid. Tap the checkmark below a page to remove it. You can do this for as many pages as you want (except for the first page).

You can come back here at any time to re-enable a page. Once you’re done editing, tap the Done button in the upper right-hand corner. In my example, I have checkmarked my last page. Refer to below image:

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Selecting a page to be removed from Home Screen

Viewing Your Changes

Once you go back to the Home Screen, you will see that the page dots at the bottom of the screen have reduced in number. Depending on how many pages you have removed; allows faster access to the App Library page. The apps are not being deleted, just removed from a page. Notice I now have 6 dots or 6 pages. See below image:

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Viewing your removal of page(s)

Once you are on the App Library page, swipe up to return to your Home Screen..

Now you have a cleaner look and fewer swipes for navigation of your pages.

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How to Use Storage Sense to Manage Disk Space in Windows 10

Windows 10 can automatically free up disk space by getting rid of files and content that you don’t need by the Storage Sense feature. Whenever you are low on disk space, if enabled, Storage Sense will intelligently run and delete temporary files and applications no longer needed.

Windows 10 can automatically free up disk space by getting rid of files and content that you don’t need by the Storage Sense feature. Whenever you are low on disk space, if enabled, Storage Sense will intelligently run and delete temporary files and applications no longer needed. Let’s explore how to do this.

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Set Storage Sense

First, launch Settings by clicking the Start button, then click the Gear icon on the left side of your screen. Also you can press the Windows+I keys to open Settings. Next, click the System icon, then click Storage. Refer to below image:

Accessing the Storage option

At the top of Storage options, click the toggle to the On position. Next, under the toggle, click Configure Storage Sense or run it now blue ink. See below image:

Enabling Storage Sense

In the Storage Sense options, let’s examine a few different settings. First, is the frequency of when Storage Sense runs You set this option from a drop-down menu labeled Run Storage Sense. You can set it to run Every day, week or month; or whenever disk space is low (the default). Just click the menu and select the option that works best for you. See following image:

Configure when Storage Sense runs

Set Options

Under the Temporary Files section, the first option we want to enable is Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using.

The second option is a drop-down menu labeled Delete files in my Recycle Bin if they have been there for over with selections of Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, or 60 days. Select an option to your liking.

Finally, the third option is labeled Delete files in my downloads folder if they have been there for over and make your selection from the drop-down menu (default is Never). Automatically deleting files in your Downloads folder may not always be a great idea. However, if you don’t keep important files in the folder you can set a period of Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days or 60 days. In the example below we are enabling the first option, setting the second option to 30 days and the third option to Never. Refer to below image:

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Setting Temporary Files options

Setting OneDrive

Another feature of Windows 10 is  OneDrive which lets you access all the files saved in your OneDrive cloud, with File Explorer, regardless of whether they are downloaded or not on your PC. However, if you work with many of those files locally they can quickly add up and eat up space. If you want, you can configure Storage Sense to automatically mark the OneDrive files that you haven’t opened for a specified amount of time as online-only. That means that those files are still kept in your OneDrive cloud and are still accessible from File Explorer, but they no longer occupy space on your PC.

Under the Locally available cloud content heading there are two options. From the iCloud Drive option, chose an entry from thedrop-down menu. You can choose whethere Content will become online-only if not opened for more than Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, or 60 days. Simply, repeat the above for the second option, iCloud Photos. However, note that this setting is available in Storage Sense only if the location of your OneDrive folder is on your C: drive, where Windows 10 is installed. See below image:

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Setting iCloud Drive and Photos option

Clear Space Now

Finally, under the heading, Free up space now section is a Clear Now button. If you need to clean your Windows 10 C: drive urgently, click or tap this button. That runs Storage Sense immediately, without waiting for its schedule. See following image:

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Selecting the Clear Now button

Once you are finished, simply close Settings.

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How to Set a Schedule to Empty the Recycle Bin

Storage Sense Contents Removal

Once activated, Storage Sense will intelligently run whenever your device is low on storage space or according to your schedule.

Storage Sense looks for and removes files such as, but not limited to:

  • Temporary setup files
  • Old indexed content
  • System cache files
  • Internet cache files
  • Device driver packages
  • System downloaded program files
  • Dated system log files
  • System error memory dump files
  • System error minidump files
  • Temporary system files
  • Dated Windows update temporary files

If you have turned on the removal of old files in your Downloads folder, these will be removed as well according to your time interval setting.

The fact that Windows 10 includes an option to clean your disk and recover free space automatically is a good thing. It can prove quite useful, especially for users who struggle with limited space on their Windows 10 computers and devices. As a end note, remember that Storage Sence can be very aggressive in removing files.

That’s it. If you didn’t already use it, try Storage Sense and let us know what you think about this feature and/or TechSavvy.Life in the Comments or click to Tweet below.

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How to Disable Shake to Undo on iPhone

The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature.

The Shake to Undo allows you to undo or redo an action, especially typing, by shaking your device. Mistakes are inevitable typing on your iPhone”s small screen. You get the annoying Undo Typing pop-up dialog message. This Shake to Undo feature is on by default. If you find this is being triggered unintentionally, you can disable this feature. Let’s explore how to disable.

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First, launch the Settings app by tapping on the Gear icon, usually found on the first page of your Home screen. Refer to below image:

Undo Typint 1
Accessing the Settings app

Next, tap on Accessibility. See below image;

Undo Typint 2
Accessing the Accessibility option

Now, tap Touch. See following image:

Undo Typint 3
Accessing the Touch option

Next, scroll down until you see a toggle labeled Shake to Undo. Tap the toggle to turn it off. Refer to below image:

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Disabling the Shake to Undo option

Alternative Methods

Tap to Undo: Double-tap three fingers on the screen to undo typing. In some apps, the text you’ve just typed disappears. In others, you might see an Undo button pop-up that you need to tap.

Swipe to Undo: Swipe left with three fingers on the screen to undo typing. Just like above, some apps will immediately erase what you last typed, and others will present an Undo button pop-up. If so, just tap it.

That’s it. This should make your typing less intrusive by eliminating the pop-up message on your iPhone or iPad.

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How to Set a Schedule to Empty the Recycle Bin

The Recycle Bin is a temporary storage space for files, folders and programs that have been deleted. The feature is primarily meant as a safety net in case you ever want to go back and retrieve deleted data. To remove the deleted files from your system completely, you will need to empty the Recycle Bin. It is recommended that you clear out your Recycle Bin regularly to avoid accumulating junk files and slowing down your system.

The Recycle Bin is a temporary storage space for files, folders and programs that have been deleted. The feature is primarily meant as a safety net in case you ever want to go back and retrieve deleted data. To remove the deleted files from your system completely, you will need to empty the Recycle Bin. It is recommended that you clear out your Recycle Bin regularly to avoid accumulating junk files and slowing down your system.

You can empty it manually by a simple right-click on the Recycle Bin icon (usually on the Desktop) and selecting Empty Recycle Bin option.

But there is a more efficient option. We are going to use Storage Sense to delete files of a certain age automatically every day, week, or month. Let’s explore how to do this..

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First, launch Settings by clicking the Start button, then click the Gear icon on the left side of your screen. Also you can press the Windows+I keys to open Settings. Next, click the System icon, then click Storage. Refer to below image:

Accessing the Storage option

At the top of the Storage options, click the toggle to the On position. Next, under the toggle, click Configure Storage Sense or run it now blue ink. See below image:

Enabling Storage Sense

In the Storage Sense options, let’s examine a few different settings. First, is the frequency of when Storage Sense runs You set this option from a drop-down menu labeled Run Storage Sense. You can set it to run Every day, week or month; or whenever disk space is low (the default). Just click the menu and select the option that works best for you. See following image:

Configure when Storage Sense runs

For now, we are only talking about deleting files in the Recycle Bin, uncheck the box beside Delete temporary files that my apps aren’t using if you don’t want Storage Sense removing old temporary files. Also, set the Delete files in my Downloads folder option to Never using the drop-down menu.

Between these two options, you’ll find a drop-down menu labeled Delete files in my Recycle Bin if they have been there for over with the options of Never, 1 day, 14 days, 30 days, or 60 days.

What does this mean? Whenever Storage Sense is run (as set previously above), it will automatically delete files that are in your Recycle Bin for longer than that period of time. Just set this option to your liking. Note! This only applies to the Recycle Bin on the your root drive (normally drive C:). Refer to below image:

Setting when to delete Temporary Files

Now, just close the Settings dialog box.

If you ever change your mind about the frequency of the Recycle Bin emptying (or want to disable it), just go to:

  • Settings > Storage
  • Set Storage Sense to Off. Or, you can change the interval options again to your your liking.

That’s it. You are finished. I hope you liked this blog post. Please feel free to leave a Comment or click the Tweet button below.

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How to Clear Your Windows 10 Cache

Windows 10, stores significant amounts of cache to make the system faster and more responsive. This is very efficient if you have tons of storage and free RAM to work with or a high performance CPU. Unless you have a considerable amount of RAM you will eventually run into problems that will slow down your PC, causing it to lag and maybe even hang if you load it with a lot of tasks.

Windows 10, stores significant amounts of cache to make the system faster and more responsive. This is very efficient if you have tons of storage and free RAM to work with or a high performance CPU. Unless you have a considerable amount of RAM you will eventually run into problems that will slow down your PC, causing it to lag and maybe even hang if you load it with a lot of tasks.

Let’s explore how to clear your Windows 10 cache to keep your PC running smoothly.

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Using Wise Disk Cleanup Tool

To cleanup your temporary file cache, browser cache like Chrome and Edge, Windows and Application traces and much more, I recommend using the free Wise Disk Cleanup tool over the built-in Disk Cleanup app in Windows 10. Click here to see my post on the Wisk Disk Cleanup tool. In this post, are instructions on downloading, installating and running the application.

Clear Your Domain Name Server (DNS) Cache

To clear your DNS cache, we need to open the Command Prompt with admin privileges. First, enter Command Prompt in the Cortana search box located in lower left hand corner of the Task Bar. Refer to below image:

Accessing the Command Prompt

The Command Prompt app will appear in the search results in upper left hand corner. Now, click on Run as administrator from the menu on the right. See below image:

Clear Cache 2
Running the Command Prompt as an Administrator

Next, enter the following command:

ipconfig/flushDNS

and press the Enter key. See following image:

Clear Cache 3
Entering the command to flush the DNS

You will receive a message about the status of clearing the DNS cache. Refer to below image:

Clear Cache 4
Message indicating clearing DNS was successful

Clear Your Windows Store Cache

First, open the Run command by pressing the Windows+R command. Next, enter WSReset.exe in the Run box and click OK. Refer to below image:

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Entering command to reset Windows Store cache

A black window will appear for a few seconds. Don’t be alarmed, it is clearing the Windows Store cache. See below image:

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While processing the clearing of Windows Store you will get a blank black screen

Once it is finished, the black window will disappear and the Windows Store app will launch. Just close this application.

Clear Your Location Cache

First, enter Settings in the Cortana search box located in lower left hand corner of the Task Bar. The Settings app will appear in the search results in upper left hand corner. Click on the Settings app and select the Privacy option. See following image:

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Accessing the Privacy option

Now, in the App Permissions section, select the Location option. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Location option

Next, scroll down till you see the Location History group. Here, select Clear under the Clear location history on this device heading. See below image:

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Clearing your Location History

When finished, a small checkmark will appear beside the Clear button.

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