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For better or for worse, technology is the new frontier. When it comes to navigating the web, avoiding hackers, and enjoying our devices—Reader’s Digest is here to lead the way and help you get the most out of our interconnected world.

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How to Permanently Delete iPhone Apps

Whether an app is causing problems on your iPhone or you just want to free up some space, you can follow these steps to get rid of it for good.

How to Edit Photos on Your iPhone Using the Photos App

Photo editing doesn't have to be intimidating, and it can even be fun once you know how to edit photos...


Why Are My Texts Green on My iPhone?

iPhone users might have noticed that some of their text messages are green, while others are blue. Here's the lowdown...


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30 Hidden iPhone Hacks You Never Knew About

From charging the battery faster to taking a hands-free photo, these secret iPhone hacks will be your new favorite tricks.


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How to Hide Apps on an iPhone

If your home screen is unorganized and hard to navigate, learn how to hide apps on the iPhone so the...

18 Hidden Voice Memos Features You Never Knew About

Take a deeper dive into your iPhone Voice Memos app.


What Is SMS, and How Do These Text Messages Work?

You've likely encountered SMS messages, even if you didn't know it. Here's how they work—and why scammers love them.

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How to Use AirDrop on Any Apple Device

AirDrop is an incredibly convenient way to share photos, videos, and other kinds of files. Here's how to use it—and...


How to Record a Voice Memo on Your iPhone

Take note: Your iPhone's Voice Memos app can help you record pretty much anything.


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How to Hide Private Photos on Your iPhone or iPad

Your foolproof guide to hiding sensitive or personal photos on an iPhone or iPad


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How to Stop Spam Calls for Good

Hard fact of life: Robocalls aren't going to stop. But you can prevent them from ever reaching you, thanks to...

How to Save the Battery Life on Your iPhone

Follow these tips to keep your iPhone battery topped up and ready to go.


How to Add Widgets to Your iPhone, and Why You Should

Make your life easier by adding some widgets to your iPhone.


How to Unblock Someone on Your iPhone

You hate them. You hate them not. Here's what to do when you want to unblock them on your iPhone.


How to Record a Phone Call on Your iPhone

Apple doesn't make it easy, but with these tips and apps, recording a phone call on your iPhone is possible.


How to Organize Your Apps on Your iPhone

Say goodbye to smartphone clutter. Organize your apps on your iPhone for easier use and a more productive you.

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How to Screen Record on an iPhone

There's a simple (and quick!) way to take a screen recording on your iPhone. Here's how to do it.


How to Take a Screenshot on Your iPhone

Whether you have a new phone or an older model, taking an iPhone screenshot is a snap.


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How to Factory Reset Your iPhone to Delete Everything on It

Ready to upgrade your iPhone? Before selling or recycling your old one, take these steps to protect your personal data.


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How to Turn Off Autocorrect on Your iPhone

Follow these step-by-step instructions to make sure you never get caught in an awkward texting situation again.


How to Turn off Read Receipts on Your iPhone

Not everyone wants their contacts knowing when they've read a message. If you can relate, follow these simple steps to...


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How to Hide Text Messages on an iPhone

Anyone who values their privacy will want to know how to hide alerts and notifications on their iPhone.


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How to Lock Any App on Your iPhone

Looking to prevent prying eyes from seeing things they shouldn't—and avoid unwanted Apple Store charges? You're in the right place.


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How to View (and Delete) Your iPhone’s Call History

This basic skill comes in very handy in certain circumstances. Follow these steps to delete iPhone calls, find your call...

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How to Retrieve Deleted Text Messages on an iPhone

Don’t panic! Those accidentally deleted messages aren’t necessarily gone forever—not if you take action quickly and follow these instructions.


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How to Clean Your iPhone’s Charging Port

If your iPhone won't charge with a Lightning cable plugged in, a dirty charging port might be to blame. This...


How to Clean AirPods Without Damaging Them

Experts give the lowdown on how to clean earwax, sweat, and other gunk off your AirPods and AirPods case.


This Is What Your iPhone’s Low Power Mode Really Does

This feature is surprisingly useful—even when your iPhone isn't about to die. Here's when and how to use Low Power...


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25 Smartphone Accessibility Settings You Need to Know About

These accessibility settings will change the way you use your phone, whether you have a disability or simply want to...


How to Save a Video on Facebook (to Watch Later)

You don't need to open Facebook to watch your favorite videos every single time. Here's how to save a video...