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iOS 14: How to use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad

Another one of the under the radar but valuable privacy changes to come with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 is the option to mask your device’s Wi-Fi address. Read along for how to easily use a private Wi-Fi MAC address on iPhone and iPad.

How To Stories October 16

How to setup Apple Watch Schooltime to help improve focus

A welcome advancement for Apple Watch with watchOS 7 is Family Setup, a feature that lets an adult configure the wearable for a child who doesn’t have an iPhone. Family Setup includes multiple features to help manage your kid’s device, follow along for how to setup Apple Watch Schooltime.

How To Stories October 15

iOS 14: How the compact call interface works on iPhone

A long-requested feature that arrives with iOS 14 is a new compact iPhone call interface that doesn’t take over the whole screen. Here is how it works and the different ways you can use it.

How To Stories October 14

iOS 14: How to use detailed cycling directions in Apple Maps

A valuable update to Apple Maps that comes with iOS 14 is cycling directions. While Google Maps has had this feature for some time, Apple goes a step further by including if you’ll be using bike lanes or side roads on your route, a toggle to avoid busy roads or hills, and more. Read along for a look at how to use the Apple Maps cycling directions in iOS 14.

How To Stories October 12

How to watch Apple’s ‘Hi, Speed’ iPhone 12 event on any device

Apple’s iPhone 12 event is set for October 13 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, and it’s shaping up to be an exciting one. We’re expecting four new iPhone models, the debut of HomePod mini, new MagSafe wireless chargers, and more. Follow along as we cover several ways to watch the iPhone 12 event on any device.

How To Stories October 8

iOS 14: How to translate websites on iPhone and iPad

One of the less flashy but valuable upgrades that arrives with Safari this year is built-in translation. Follow along for a look at how to translate websites on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14.

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