Smartphones

Take a look at your smartphone—it’s hard to imagine the possibilities of such a small, powerful device in your pocket. If you’re a social media guru, work-from-home grinder, or someone who really only ever makes calls—we’ll teach you how to make the most of your smartphones with hacks, tips, and tricks to blow you away.

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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 Mode, according to experts.

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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...


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12 Texting Habits You Might Not Realize Are Annoying

Who knew ending your text messages with periods was such a crime?


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6 Smartphone Repairs You Shouldn’t Pay Someone to Fix

Cell phone gone for a swim? Screen shattered? These smartphone repair techniques can make all the difference.


How to Save a Video from Facebook Messenger

You can rewatch videos any time you want by saving them to your smartphone or computer. No Wi-Fi connection necessary!

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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 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...

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How to Spot Apple ID Phishing Scams

Once you know what to look for, you won't take the bait of a fake Apple email.


The Only Keyboard Shortcut List You’ll Ever Need

With a few button presses, you can accomplish hundreds of computer tasks, from the simple to the sophisticated without ever...


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How to Disinfect Your Phone During the Pandemic

Your phone is germier than you realize. Here's how to get it virus-free—without damaging it in the process.


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Smartphone Security: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Phone Safe

These days, your smartphone is more than just a way to call or text people—it serves as an...

What You Need to Know About Phone Scams

Your phone rings and the screen flashes with the number...


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The Most Useful iPhone and iPad Keyboard Shortcuts

Once you know these text shortcuts for your iPhone you'll be responding to text messages faster than ever!


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Never Get Rid of an Old Phone Without Doing These 6 Things First

Take these cell phone precautions before you hand off a trove of personal information to a total stranger.


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How to Remove Spyware on an Android Phone

Worried that someone’s watching you? You have good reason to be concerned. Here’s how to spot and remove spyware on...


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How to Remove Hidden Malware from Your Android Phone

When your phone is hacked, you need to act fast. Here’s how to tell if your Android has been infected...

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iPhone Security: Does an iPhone Need Antivirus Software?

Apps promise to protect your phone from viruses and malware, but with built-in iPhone security measures, you may not need...


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What to Know About Signal, the Private Messaging App Even Cybersecurity Experts Use

Signal private messenger app is a favorite of government officials, tech giants, and cyber experts. Find out why.


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40 iPhone Tricks That Will Make Things So Much Easier

Want to help a friend find her missing phone? Need an activity tracker, tape measure, or magnifying glass? Look no...


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The Best Cloud Storage for Android Phones

Yes, Android phones have secure cloud storage for your photos and more—and that extra space on your device is just...


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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...


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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 need...


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Is iCloud Safe? Everything You Need to Know

Once you understand how iCloud works and the iCloud security and privacy settings, you can choose what data you feel...


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iPhone Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now

You may think you have nothing to hide but you should still be vigilant about your iPhone privacy settings. Here's...

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Encrypted Phones: What It Means and How It Works

Don't let the term "encrypted phone" intimidate you. It's a feature you probably already have and use on your phone...


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Google Play Protect: Why It’s the Only Antivirus App Androids Need

Smartphones may not get traditional viruses but can be exposed to cyberattacks. Here's why Google Play Protect is a useful...


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How to Clear Cookies from Your Phone (and Why You Should)

Every website you ever visit takes up space on your phone in the form of cookies and cache.


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The Most Secure Messaging Apps for iPhones and Androids

Whether you have an iPhone or Android, these secure messaging apps will make your digital privacy their top priority.


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Is WhatsApp Safe? Security Issues You Must Know

This encrypted messaging app might not be all that it's cracked up to be, experts warn.


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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...