What About Storage Space on Your iPhone

When shopping for a new or used iPhone, you will need to keep a vital number in mind: Storage capacity. The storage size of your iPhone will determine how many apps, photos, videos, and other data you can keep locally on your device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 17, 2022

When shopping for a new or used iPhone, you will need to keep a vital number in mind: Storage capacity. The storage size of your iPhone will determine how many apps, photos, videos, and other data you can keep locally on your device. Let’s explore the iPhone storage capacity.

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Purchase For the Future

When it comes to iPhones, more storage capacity is almost always better, with a big catch: It costs more money. Using an example from March 2022, an unlocked 128 GB iPhone 13 cost $829, while an unlocked 512 GB iPhone 13 cost $1,129. That’s a $300 difference for four times more onboard storage.

As of March 2022, Apple sells iPhones with storage capacities that range from 64 GB to 1 TB. Here’s Apple’s March 2022 iPhone lineup with the typical spread of capacities available:

  • iPhone SE: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB
  • iPhone 11: 64 GB / 128 GB
  • iPhone 12: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB
  • iPhone 13: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB
  • iPhone 13 Pro: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB

Why do you need more storage? Photos and videos in particular take up a lot of space, along with podcasts, music, and large apps such as games. If you are a light-duty iPhone user that typically just uses it to make calls, text people, send emails, and browse the web, you can potentially get by with less storage space on your iPhone.

But if you like to take lots of photos and videos, use hundreds of apps, and want to carry a large music collection in your pocket, you will want as much iPhone storage capacity as possible. Keep in mind that, unlike some Android phones, the iPhone’s storage space is not expandable or upgradeable. Once you buy a model with a certain capacity, it will always be that way.

64 GB Is Too Low

Even if you are not a heavy-duty iPhone user, you might find yourself running up against storage limits rather quickly if you only have 64 GB on your iPhone. Keep in mind that not only will you store your emails, messages (and any video or photo attachments), media files, and apps on your iPhone, but you often need 8-10 GB free just to install iOS updates. Running up against the limit and micromanaging a small amount of free space is not worth the trouble.

While storage needs are subjective and vary from person to person, here’s a rough guide that might help you make a decision about which iPhone is right for you.

  • 64 GB: Not recommended for anything but very light use: Few apps, not much media storage.
  • 128 GB: Good size for medium-duty use. This should be the minimum size Apple offers.
  • 256 GB: Great for heavy mobile games, and will allow storing more photos and other media files locally.
  • 512 GB: Lots of media storage space for professionals or people who take many videos.
  • 1 TB: Good for pro use, storing 4K video, and more.

To offset lower-capacity phones, you can sometimes rely on iCloud, which is Apple’s cloud storage service. With iCloud, you can keep older photos and videos stored in the cloud for later access, which lets you free up storage space on your iPhone without losing any data. iCloud is nice, but it’s no replacement for on-device storage, which is available instantly whenever you need it.

So the bottom line is: Get as much storage as you can afford, but avoid 64 GB if possible. When purchasing computer-related devices, including smartphones, buy the best while factoring in obsolescence.

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How to Unhide/Hide Apps on iPhone

You can not really hide apps on an iPhone, but you can make them hard to find. If you can not find an app on your iPhone’s Home screen, it might still be available in your App Library. Also, some hidden app purchases can be revealed.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 12, 2022

You can not really hide apps on an iPhone, but you can make them hard to find. If you can not find an app on your iPhone’s Home Screen, it might still be available in your App Library. Also, some hidden app purchases can be revealed. Let’s explore this feature.

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Reveal “Hiding” Apps

Starting with iOS 14, Apple introduced an App Library page to your iPhone that shows an organized list of all the apps installed on your device. An app can be installed on your iPhone that is not listed on your Home Screen but is still accessible in your App Library. If that’s the case, you can easily add the app to your Home Screen.

To open your App Library, first, repeatedly swipe to the left on your home screen of icons or swipe the page icons until you reach the last page, then swipe once more, and the App Library will open. You will see a grid of icons in different categories representing apps you have installed. Tap the Search bar at the top of the screen and type in the name of the app you are looking for. Refer to the below image:

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Finding an app using Search

Next, when you find it, tap and hold your finger on its icon in the results list. In the menu that appears, select Add to Home Screen. See the below image:

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Adding an app to your Home Screen

Now, you can go back to your Home Screen, and you will see the app icon you just added to your Home Screen on one of the pages.

In the future, if you want all newly downloaded apps to appear on your Home Screen automatically, head to:

Settings > Home Screen

and place a checkmark beside Add to Home Screen. See the following image:

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Selecting always add apps to Home Screen

Reveal “Hidden” App Purchases

Next, using your Apple ID settings, it’s possible to hide previous purchases of items such as apps. If you can not find an app you want to download in your Purchase History, head to:

Settings > Apple ID > Media & Purchases > View Account > Hidden Purchase

Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Hidden Purchases

Now, on the next screen, you will see a list of purchases you have previously hidden. Tap Unhide behind any app you would like to reveal again. See the below image:

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Selecting to Unhide an app

Next, the app will appear in your Purchase History.

Head to:

Settings> Apple ID > Media & Purchases > Purchase History

See the following image:

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Your previously hidden app

If the app is not already installed on your iPhone, you will need to re-download it from the App Store.

“Hide” a Purchase App

Now, to “hide” an app, navigate to:

App Store > Your Initials (in upper right-hand corner) > Purchased > My Purchases

and you will see a listing of your purchased apps (some may be free). Swipe left on an app, then tap Hide and your app will be “hidden”. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Hide an app

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How to Flag a Tweet for Sensitive Content

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks the Show button.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 10, 2022

If you need to tweet an image or video of something with a content warning, it’s a good idea to mark the media as “sensitive.” Doing so will hide the image or video unless someone clicks the Show button. Here’s how to do this.

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First, visit the Twitter website or open the Twitter app. Begin composing a tweet and attach an image or a video. For this post, we are using an image in reverse color. Your video or image should display normally.

If you are using the Twitter app, tap the Paintbrush icon below the image thumbnail to begin editing. If you are on the web version of Twitter, click Edit in the lower right-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Edit the image

Next, tap or click the Flag icon. On the Twitter app, it’s in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. On the web, you will find the Flag as a tab in the upper right-hand corner, just above the image thumbnail. See the below image:

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Select the Flag icon

Now, under the Put a content warning on this tweet menu, place a checkmark beside any of the items that apply. If you are posting a spoiler on Twitter, the Sensitive setting works the best. Once finished, tap Done then Save on the Twitter app, or just Save on the web version of Twitter. See the following image:

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Select your option(s)

Next, tap Save on the Twitter app. Refer to the below image:

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Select Save if using the Twitter app

Now, Tweet your post. See the below image:

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Tweet your post

Next, after tweeting, other Twitter users will see the content warning obscuring your image or video unless they click or tap the Show button. See the following image:

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Select Show to see the image

The final image is as follows:

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The final image

Pretty easy, Just make sure that you do not violate Twitter’s terms of service along the way.

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How to Undo/Redo in Apple Notes App

If you ever make a mistake when using Apple Notes, you have a couple of ways to quickly undo and redo your changes.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
May 5, 2022

If you ever make a mistake when using Apple Notes, you have a couple of ways to quickly undo and redo your changes. Let’s explore how they work on your iPhone.

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Enable Shake to Undo

If you use Notes on your iPhone, let’s ensure that Shake to Undo is enabled. For iOS 15 or higher, head to:

Settings > Accessibility > Touch

and enable the toggle Shake to Undo to ON. Refer to the below image:

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Enable Shake to Undo toggle

Undo/Redo By a Shake

First, make sure the note in which you want to undo or redo changes is open on your iPhone. See the below image:

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The Apple Note with incorrect spelling

Next, bring up the Undo menu by shaking your phone. Just do this as if you are shaking a bottle.

Now, you see an Undo Typing menu. Tap Undo here to delete the changes you just made to your note. See the following image:

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Selecting Undo option

Next, if you would like to redo your changes, shake your iPhone again. This time, in the Undo Typing menu, tap the Redo Typing option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Undo Typing option

Undo/Redo By a Menu

If your movement is restricted, use the menu option to undo and redo your changes.

First, on your Note’s screen, tap the Markup icon at the bottom. See the below image:

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Selecting Markup option

Next, you will see two icons at the top of your Note’s screen. The arrow pointing in the left direction is for undoing changes, and the arrow pointing in the right direction is for redoing changes. Tap one of these two icons. See the following image:

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Selecting Undo or Redo option

And your changes will be made to your current note.

Undo Deleted Notes

If you have mistakenly deleted a note, you can also undo that note deletion. Your removed notes are available to restore for up to 30 days.

First, in the Notes app, open the Recently Deleted folder. Refer to the below mage:

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Selecting the Recently Deleted folder

Next, in the top right-hand corner, select Edit and choose the note(s) to recover. Then, in the bottom left-hand corner, tap Move. See the below image:

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Selecting an Apple Note to be moved

Now, select the folder in which you would like to store your notes. See the following image:

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Choosing a folder for the deleted note to be moved to

And your deleted notes are now back.

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How to Copy, Paste and Translate Text from Photos on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.1 or later, you can use Live Text to copy the text in photos, translate languages, make phone calls, and more.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 28, 2022

With iOS 15 or iPadOS 15.1 or later, you can use Live Text to copy the text in photos, translate languages, make phone calls, and more. Let’s explore this feature.

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The Live Text feature can easily identify text. The text can then be copied, translated, or used for a search. Live Text also can capture text from your photos. So, instead of retyping text from a photo, the use of Live Text is a time saver.

To use Live Text, you need an iPhone XR, iPhone XS, or a newer model. For the iPad, an iPad 8th generation or later, iPad Mini 5th generation or later, iPad Pro 11 inches or 12.9 inches.

Enable Live Text

First, to turn on Live Text for all supported languages, head to:

Settings > General > Language & Region

Next, toggle the Live Text switch to ON. Refer to the below image:

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Enabling Live Text

Copy and Paste Text

First, open a photo with some text. See the below image:

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Opening a photo that contains text

Next, touch and hold some word(s), and move the handles to adjust your selection.

Now. a pop-up menu will open. Here, either tap Select or Select All. You can also select all by tapping the Live Text button in the lower right-hand corner of the image. See the following image:

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Selecting All of the photo text

Next, from the pop-up menu, you can Paste your copied photo text. In our example, we are pasting it into Apple Notes. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Paste option in Apple Notes

Now, you will see your copied text. Tap Done when finished. See the below image:

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Your pasted text from a photo

Translate Text

To Translate text, you follow the above steps, except chose a photo with text in a foreign language. First, from the pop-up menu, tap on Translate. You might need to tap Continue, then choose a language to translate in or tap Change Language. Your copied and pasted text will be translated. See the following image:

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Selecting to Translate your photo text

Additionally, you can copy and paste links and even make phone calls using Live Text.

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How to Find and Delete Old Gmail Emails

Cleaning up your inbox is a chore most of us do not enjoy. But if you do not stay on top of things, you can end up with a mess of outdated, unneeded emails.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 26, 2022

Cleaning up your Inbox is a chore most of us do not enjoy. But if you do not stay on top of things, you can end up with a mess of outdated, unneeded emails. Let’s explore how to remedy this situation in Gmail.

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Find Old Emails

Gmail offers a handy Search feature that lets you find emails from or to specific people, or with a particular word in the subject line. But to find emails older than a certain number of years, months, or days, all you need is the Search box.

First. at the top of Gmail, enter the following into the Search box to find emails older than one year. Refer to the below image:

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Gmail Search

Next, you can replace the 1 with a different number to find emails older than two, three, four, or more years.

In addition, you can use a different timeframe. To find emails older than a certain number of months or days, use these expressions:

older_than:1m
older_than:1d

Again, replace the 1 with the number of months (m) or days (d) and see your results.

Find Emails in Label Folders

If you use Gmail labels, you will see the folders for those labels in the left-hand navigation. So if you want to clean up one or two, you can use the above search expressions within those as well.

Now, select a label’s folder on the left. You will then see that expression pop into the Search field. See the below image:

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Search a Labeled folder

Next, select the inserted phrase, type a space, and then one of the older_than expressions above right after it. In the screenshot below, we search our Important label (folder) for emails older than one day. See the following image:

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Search a Labeled folder with a specified time range

Filter Further

The nice part about using the above search expressions, aside from seeing old emails quickly, is that you can filter your results further.

Now, after you search, you will see several buttons across the top. These let you filter your search results by things like Has Attachment, From, To, and Is Unread. Refer to the below image:

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Filter your Search

Next, select one of these filters to narrow down your search results. This is ideal if you want to find only those old emails with attachments, for example, but still, hang onto some others you might need.

Now, to remove a filter after you apply it, just click it again. To do a more in-depth search, click the Show search options icon at the top of your screen. See the below image:

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Selecting Search options

Next, the Search options will be displayed. Just enter your criteria for the search and, when finished, click the Search button. See the following image:

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Your search options

Delete the Emails

After you find those outdated emails, have filtered or reviewed them, and are ready to delete them.

Now, confirm that the emails you see are the ones you want to remove. If so, check the box on the left of the top toolbar. This selects all emails and you can see the total number selected at the bottom. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Delete all emails

Next, if you prefer to limit the selection, you can use the arrow next to the checkbox to pick an option like Read, Unread, Starred, or Unstarred. See the below image:

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Limit your deletion

Now, when you are ready, click the Trash can icon in the toolbar to delete the emails. Up to 50 emails will be deleted at a time. See the following image:

Note: You may need to expand More to see the Trash folder.

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Moving your emails to Trash

Next, you will not be asked to confirm this action! So if you mistakenly delete an email, head to the Trash folder in the left-hand sidebar. Select the email and then move it where you want such as your Inbox or a Label’s folder.

Keep in mind that emails in the Trash are automatically deleted for good after 30 days.

Related

How to Bulk Delete Emails in Gmail

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How to Remove Twitter Followers

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 20, 2022

If you do not like someone following you on Twitter but do not want to block them, you can remove them from your follower list. This only takes a few clicks. Let’s explore how to do it on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site.

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Note: As of the writing, the option to remove a follower is only available on Twitter’s desktop and mobile site. The option is not yet available on Twitter for Android or iOS.

The Old and New Methods

Twitter has launched the ability to remove followers at the end of 2021. Earlier, if you wanted to remove a follower, you had to block them. Doing so basically removed that user from your follower’s list, prevented them from following you again, and also hid your tweets from them.

In the new method of removing followers, you can remove someone from your follower’s list without blocking them. Twitter does not notify a user when you remove them from your follower’s list. However, they may notice they are not following you anymore, and they can then choose to follow you again. You will need to block them if you do not want them capable of following you, or choose the nuclear option and delete your Twitter account as a last resort.

Remove Followers Using Desktop

To delete a follower from your Twitter profile on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Twitter desktop website.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch the desktop Twitter site. Log in to your account if you have not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s left sidebar, click the Profile option (the person icon). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, your profile page will open. Here, beneath your profile information, click the Followers link to see your followers list. See the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, click the Menu icon (the three dots). See the following image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, click Remove this follower. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just click the Remove button. See the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

Remove Followers Using Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use Twitter’s mobile site to remove a follower from your account.

First, open a web browser on your phone and launch the mobile Twitter site (mobile.twitter.com/home). If you launch Twitter.com (as you do on the desktop), the removal process will not work. Sign in to your Twitter account if not already done so.

Next, in Twitter’s top left-hand corner, tap your Profile icon. See the following image:

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Selecting your Profile

Now, an Account info menu will open. Here, tap the Followers link. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting your Followers link

Next, on the follower’s page, find the follower you want to remove. Then, next to that user’s name, tap the Menu icon (the three dots). See the below image:

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Selecting the Menu for a follower

Now, in the three-dots Menu, tap Remove this follower. See the following image:

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Selecting to Remove this follower

Next, you will see a Remove this follower prompt. Just tap the Remove button. Refer to the below image:

Warning: Make sure you really want to remove that follower before clicking “Remove.” Twitter will not show any further prompts and will immediately remove that user from your followers list.

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Remove the follower

Now, you are all set. Your selected follower is now removed from your Twitter followers list.

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Thomas Edison

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How to Use Copy and Paste on iPhone

It’s easy to copy and paste various items, including text, web links, photos, and messages, on your iPhone.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 14, 2022

It’s easy to copy and paste various items, including text, web links, photos, and messages, on your iPhone. Let’s explore how to copy and paste these items between various apps on your Apple smartphone.

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Copying and pasting regular text is the easiest thing to do on your iPhone. You basically select the text to copy and choose the copy option.

First, find the text you want to copy on your iPhone. This text could be on a website, in a note, or anywhere on your phone.

Next, tap and hold on to the text to copy. Then, in the menu that opens, tap Select. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Select option

Now, two handlers will appear around your text. Use these handles to adjust the selection of words, lines, or paragraphs to copy. Then tap Copy to copy your selected text. See the below image:

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Accessing the Copy option

Next, your selected text is now available in your iPhone’s virtual clipboard. You can now paste this text anywhere on your phone. To do that, simply tap and hold on to a text field, and from the menu that opens, choose Paste. See the following image:

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Accessing the Paste option

Now, your copy and paste text will be displayed. Refer to the below image:

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Your Copy and Paste text

You can use copy and paste for links, photos, and messages. All it takes to copy an item on your iPhone is to tap and hold on to that item and choose Copy. In certain apps, you open the Share menu and then tap Copy to copy your item.

For example, I write notes, comments, and other texts in Apple Notes, then Paste the text to social media. Notes are easier to read, have some formatting capability, are iCloud based, which allows for easy sharing.

The universal copy system works across many file types on your phone. That means you can use it to copy and paste on most anything on your device.

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How to Save Google Chrome Passwords

Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 13, 2022

Google Chrome can save your website passwords and help you automatically fill them the next time you visit your sites.

There are several ways to turn on the password saving feature in Chrome. Note that Chrome syncs your passwords with your Google account, which means if you enable Chrome to save passwords on one device, that change automatically applies to all your signed-in devices. Let’s explore this feature on both desktop and mobile devices.

This is for desktop and mobile running Chrome. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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Save Passwords on Desktop

To enable Chrome’s password manager on your Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, first, open Chrome on your computer.

Next, in Chrome’s top right-hand corner, click the three dots (the Menu icon). Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Menu icon

Now, from the three-dots Menu icon, select the Settings option. See the below image:

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Accessing the Settings option

Next, on the left sidebar of the Settings page, click the Autofill option. See the following image:

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Accessing the Autofill option

Now, on the right of the Autofill section, click the Passwords option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting the Passwords option

Next, toggle the Offer to save passwords option to ON at the top of the Passwords page. See the below image:

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Enable Offer to save passwords

Note! If you decide you do not want password prompts, just toggle the Offer to save passwords to OFF.

From now on, when you log in to a site in Chrome on any of your devices, the browser will ask you to save your password for that site. 

Save Passwords on Mobile

First, open Chrome on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Next, tap the three dots (the Menu icon) in Chrome on your device. If you are on Android, these dots are in Chrome’s top right-hand corner. If you are on an iPhone or iPad, you will find the Menu icon in the bottom right-hand corner. See the following image:

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Accessing the Menu icon

Now, in the menu that opens, tap the Settings option. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Settings option

Next, in the Basics section of the Settings page, tap the Passwords option. See the below image:

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Accessing the Passwords option

Now, on the Passwords page, toggle the Save Passwords option to ON. See the following image:

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Enable Save Passwords

Save Passwords Using Password Manager Site

To use this method, first, open a web browser on your device and access the Google Password Manager site. Log in to the site with the same Google account that you use in Chrome.

Now, when the Password Manager site opens, in the top right-hand corner, click the password options (the gear icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Password options

Next, the Settings page will open. Here, at the top, toggle the Offer to save passwords option to ON. See the below image:

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Enable Offer to sasve passwords

From now on, no matter what method you used above, Chrome will start prompting you to save passwords on all your signed-in devices. 

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How to Use Sound Check on iPhone

Using your iPhone’s Sound Check feature, you can prevent your phone from blasting loud music in your ears.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
April 12, 2022

Using your iPhone’s Sound Check feature, you can prevent your phone from blasting loud music in your ears. Let’s explore how this feature works.

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Explanation of Sound Check

The Sound Check feature on your iPhone basically tries to keep your music’s volume consistent. For example, if you move from a quiet music track to a louder one, your iPhone ensures that that louder track’s volume is not any higher than the quiet one.

It does so by scanning your songs and finding each song’s loudness. This information is saved in each song’s metadata, which basically means your actual and original songs are not modified.

Note! the Sound Check feature is only available in Apple’s stock Music app. This feature does not work in other apps, like Spotify.

Enable Sound Check

First, launch the Settings app on your phone. In Settings, tap the Music option. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Music option

On the Music page, scroll all the way down. Then, toggle ON the Sound Check option. See the below image:

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Enabling Sound Check

Sound Check is now enabled. To use it, launch the Music app on your phone and start playing a music track. As you move from one song to another, the feature will ensure you get a consistent volume level.

This is how to keep your ears safe by preventing extremely loud music from playing on your iPhone!

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