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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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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.


This Is What Each Heart Emoji Means

No need to read between the hearts. This guide to all the heart emoji meanings will tell you everything you...


What’s a Multi-Device Charging Station, And Do You Need One?

Charge all of your devices simultaneously without scrambling to find a mess of cords and outlets.


The Best Phone Cleaners to Sanitize Your Phone

Your phone is gross, but a UV light phone sanitizer can blast bacteria out of every nook and cranny.


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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.


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How to Clean Your Cell Phone—and How Often You Should

Your phone is grosser than you realize. Here's how to clean it properly.

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...


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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!


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...


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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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!


How to Recycle Old Cellphones—and 4 Things to Do First

Don't toss your old device in the trash! Cellphone recycling is easy and better for the environment.


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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...