How to Send Group Direct Messages in Twitter on the iPhone

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For a while, we all gladly paid AT&T, Verizon and other large carriers a flat fee to send a text messages. At the end of the month mobile phone owners who loved messaging would get reasonable bills thanks to their decision to purchase an unlimited messaging plan. The not so wise mobile phone owners would […]

How to Stop Instagram Auto Play Videos

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When it comes to Instagram automatically loading and playing videos we can’t stop it, but users can at least take a few steps to prevent it from using their mobile data. If you’re one of the many smartphone users that is constantly concerned about data usage and trying to conserve where you use your precious […]

How to Save a Bookmark in Safari on iOS 8

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If you want to save a website for later by bookmarking it, here’s how to do it on your iPhone or iPad in Safari running iOS 8. If you’re not fond of third-party web browsers on iOS, you’re not alone. Apple blocks third-party apps from using its Nitro Javascript Engine, which means mobile web browsers […]

How to Downgrade Android 5.0 to Android 4.4

With the Nexus on this screen, you can now start the Android 5.0 downgrade.

This guide will show you how to downgrade Android 5.0 Lollipop to Android 4.4 KitKat. This works to downgrade Android 5.0.2 to Android 4.4 or from Android 5.0 to Android 4.4 — walking you through the steps to downgrade to an old version of Android on a Nexus device. In this Android downgrade guide we will […]

How to Save Website Shortcuts to Your iPhone Home Screen

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If you want quicker access to a website that you visit often, here’s how to add that website as a shortcut on your iPhone’s home screen. If there’s a website that you visit frequently, your first instinct may be to save it as a bookmark so that when you open up your web browser, all […]

How to Stop Facebook Auto Play Videos on Android

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These days Facebook changes a lot of different options and settings on the fly, and this is especially true for its mobile application on Android and iOS. The guide below will show users how to stop or disable Facebook’s auto playing videos on Android, a feature that we hear complaints on more than almost anything […]

How to Fix iPhone that Doesn’t Ring, But Shows Voicemail

How to fix an iPhone that doesn't ring and sends calls straight to voicemail.

“Help, I am not getting calls, but my iPhone keeps showing voicemail!” This is a common complaint that we hear in Verizon, AT&T and the Apple Store from customers who are frustrated at missing calls because the iPhone doesn’t ring and then suddenly they see that they have voicemail. Users often think this is a major […]

How to Fix Bad iOS 8.1.3 Battery Life

A small Bluetooth issue was easily fixed by re-pairing the headset to the iPhone 6 Plus after the iOS 8.1.3 update.

Yesterday, Apple released an iOS 8.1.3 update aimed at fixing lingering iOS 8 problems on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And while feedback about the iOS 8.1.3 update has been mostly positive, some users are still experiencing issues with iOS 8 battery life. With bad iOS 8.1.3 battery life in mind, we want to offer some […]

How to Transfer iPhone Voice Memos to Your Mac

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If you’re not sure how to transfer your voice memos from your iPhone to your Mac, here’s how to do it. The Voice Memos app on the iPhone is one of the unsung heroes of Apple’s built-in iOS apps, as it’s not the most popular out of the bunch, but it can be incredibly useful. […]

How to Downgrade to iOS 8.1.2 from iOS 8.1.3

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iOS 8.1.3 was released today and it aims to fix a small handful of issues, but if you’re having problems with the new update or want the ability to jailbreak your device, you can downgrade to iOS 8.1.2 for a limited time. While iOS 8.1.3 is a rather minor update, it includes a handful of fixes […]

How to Install the iOS 8.1.3 Update

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Learn how to install the iOS 8.1.3 update on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch without the need to use iTunes or a Computer. The iOS 8.1.3 update is a free software upgrade for devices running iOS 8 that makes it easier for users to upgrade to iOS 8 from iOS 7 by reducing the amount […]

How to Copy a Spotify Playlist

Learn how to copy a Spotify playlist.

This guide will show you how to copy a Spotify playlist in less than five seconds. You can copy any Spotify playlist, but this is most useful when you find an awesome shared playlist that you want to keep a copy of. We use this to save a copy of a shared Spotify playlist that […]

How to Recover Deleted Photos on Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 4 and More

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While Google has done an excellent job adding the much needed “undo” button to many aspects of Android in case you accidentally delete or swipe away a notification, we’ve all probably deleted a photo or an entire gallery by accident. The guide below will give you a few different routes to take in order to […]

How to Restore iPhone from iCloud

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This guide will show you how to restore an iPhone from iCloud so that you can start using your iPhone after resetting the iPhone or to quickly move your data to a new iPhone from an iCloud backup. Apple lets users restore an iPhone from iCloud when setting up a new iPhone. You cannot choose […]

How to Unjailbreak iOS 8

Learn how to reset an iPhone.

This guide will show you how to unjailbreak iOS 8 and iOS 8.1.2 to return your iPhone to a normal state in case you need to update to a new version like iOS 8.2 or to iOS 9 later this year. This is also something you should do before you send an iPhone in for […]

How to Reset an iPhone

Learn how to reset an iPhone.

You need to reset an iPhone. This guide will show you how to reset an iPhone, any iPhone, in about 10 minutes. You’ll learn how to reset an iPhone using iTunes or how to reset an iPhone without iTunes so that you can fix your problem and get back to using your iPhone. There are […]

How to Back Up iPhone Text Messages

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Whether your want to back up your text messages for record-keeping purposes or of you’re just getting a new iPhone and want your text messages to be restored on your new device, here’s how to back up iPhone text messages. Your iPhone consists of two types of text messages. There’s iMessage, which is what’s used […]

How to Back Up a Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system attempts to make life with a smartphone easier. Its Live Tiles make it easier to see what apps you should be paying attention to or what services you might want to update with a new status. Automatic picture and contact backup were built into the first version of Windows Phone […]

How to Get Windows 10 Right Now

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system is just as ambitious as leaks indicated. There are quality of life changes through Windows 10. Multiple Desktops let users organize their tasks. There’s a new Start Menu complete with Live Tiles and a power button. Windows 10 allows users to run Windows Store apps from the Desktop too, and […]

How to Create Custom Ringtones for Android

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When it comes to selecting ringtones for our Android smartphones the options are nearly limitless. Of course you can always go into settings and choose a pre-made ringtone, but here we’ll explain how to quickly and easily create custom ringtones on Android. The sounds that come with our smartphones are never that great, and selecting […]