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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 Set Up and Use the Emergency SOS Feature on an iPhone

Nobody wants to need the Emergency SOS iPhone feature, but it's better to be safe than sorry. In case of an accident or emergency, you'll be glad you know how it works.

How to Share Your Location on an iPhone

Whether you need to find friends in a crowd or tell your spouse when you'll be home for dinner, there...


iPhone’s White Noise Feature Can Help You Sleep—Here’s How to Use It

This just in: there's another iPhone feature you didn't know about, and this hack can help you get some refreshing...


How to Cancel Subscriptions on Your iPhone

This little-known shortcut to cancel subscriptions on your iPhone can save you money with just a few clicks


How to Make Your Phone (Nearly) Impossible to Track—and Keep Personal Information Safe

The more we use our phones, the more personal information we give up. So how do you make your phone...

How to Create iPhone Shortcuts—and Make Your Life Infinitely Easier

Ready for the best smartphone hack ever? Learn these simple iPhone shortcuts to streamline everyday tasks and save a ton...


How to Schedule a Text Message on Your iPhone

Schedule messages on your iPhone to send at just the right time with these easy hacks

What Is That Red Dot on Your Apple Watch—and How Do You Get Rid of It?

Some find it helpful, others find it annoying. Here's what that mysterious red dot on your Apple Watch means—and how...


How to Forward a Text Message from Your Phone

Once you know the steps, forwarding a text message on your iPhone or Android is fast, easy and convenient


6 Reasons Your Phone Is So Slow—and How to Speed It Up

Is your smartphone dragging? Find out the common reasons iPhones and Androids slow down, as well as the easy...


Should You Use the Thumbs Up Emoji? Your Gen Z Co-Workers Want You to Stop

Many younger office workers see it as passive-aggressive, along with several other emojis used by "old people."

How to Do a Reverse Image Search on Your iPhone

Looking up a photo with the reverse image search feature on your iPhone is fast, easy and free


A “Panic” Emoji Is Coming to Smartphones—Along with These Other Keyboard Icons

High-fives all around! We’re about to get a slew of fun new emojis to craft the perfect texts.


How to Unlock an iPhone Without a Passcode

Learn how to unlock an iPhone without a passcode before you're stuck. You never know when these methods will come...


iPhone Disabled? Here’s What to Do Next

Fixing your disabled iPhone is easy, especially if your info is backed up to iTunes or iCloud.


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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...


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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What Is Airplane Mode, and What Happens If You Don’t Use It During Flights?

Is airplane mode a necessary inconvenience or an aeronautic myth? We unravel the science behind it and why you (still)...


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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...


10 Best Free Meditation Apps to Give You a Sense of Calm

Need a moment of calm and tranquility? These meditation apps will help you find your zen.


18 Hidden Voice Memos Features You Never Knew About

Take a deeper dive into your iPhone Voice Memos app.


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Here’s What Hackers Can Do with Just Your Cell Phone Number

Scammers can use your phone number to impersonate, steal from, and harass you and others. Here's what to do if...

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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...


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What Is Smishing, and How Do You Protect Yourself Against It?

Don't let the funny name confuse you. Smishing is a major scam that could cost you big bucks.