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Our how-to collection includes a range of tutorials and guides with tips, tricks, comparisons, and more from the 9to5Mac team helping you fix and get the most out of your favorite Apple gear.

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How-to Stories August 5

The Mail app gets some valuable enhancements with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to schedule emails to be sent at a specific time. Follow along for a hands-on look at how it works to Send Later with Mail on iPhone.

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USB-C/Thunderbolt display options have really grown over the last couple of years. While Apple’s Pro Display XDR isn’t the best fit for most Mac users at $5,000+, it now offers the more affordable Studio Display. And there are also lots of solid choices from LG, Samsung, BenQ, and more. Let’s look at the best USB-C/Thunderbolt displays available in the $400-$1,600 range.

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Apple Arcade games for iPhone, Mac, Apple TV [New: Amazing Bomberman]

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly with over 200 games now in the library. Follow along with our guide on Apple Arcade games.

New for 8/5 The classic Bomberman franchise is out with a brand new release for Apple Arcade: Amazing Bomberman.

How-to Stories August 4

The Apple Watch Series 8 release date is around the corner and this year we could see a new rugged “Pro” version with a larger screen join the lineup, and fresh health features. Apple Watch Series 8 will likely be available to pre-order in just a matter of weeks. Head below for what to expect on a release date, new features, and more.

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How-to Stories August 3

The Mail app gets multiple handy upgrades with iOS 16. One of the new features is the ability to stop email from being delivered after hitting the send button. Read along for a hands-on look at how it works to unsend email with iPhone on iOS 16.

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How-to Stories August 2

One of the important new features coming with iOS 16 is Safety Check. Designed as a tool for those at risk for domestic abuse, Safety Check for iPhone allows users to immediately revoke access other people and apps have to their location and perform a security review.

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How-to Stories August 1

Apple is expanding the capability of its Continuity Camera feature this year with macOS Ventura and iOS 16. Now users will be able to use iPhone as Mac webcam for a high-quality, wireless experience. Follow along for a hands-on look at how to use Continuity Camera.

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5G home internet competition in the US is heating up and providers like T-Mobile and Verizon are offering some big incentives to attract customers. Follow along for speed, pricing, and fine details for each provider in our 5G home internet comparison.

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How-to Stories July 29

The Health app gets fresh capabilities with iOS 16 that will be valuable for many users with the major new feature being the ability to track medications on iPhone (vitamins and supplements too). Read on for a look at how it works to use the iOS 16 feature.

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How to watch UFC 277 Peña vs Nunes on iPhone, Apple TV, web

UFC Peña vs Nunes is set for Saturday, July 30 at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Read on for how to watch UFC 277 on iPhone, Apple TV, web, and more.

Curious what chip Apple has put in its iPads over the years or what A or M-series is in your current iPad? What about the chip used in the original iPad? Read along for a look at the complete iPad chip list for what comes in every model going back to 2010.

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How-to Stories July 28

Apple is launching its new Stage Manager feature with iPadOS 16 for M1 iPads and on Mac with macOS Ventura to help “make focusing on tasks and moving between apps and windows easier and faster than ever.” Follow along for a hands-on look at how to turn on Stage Manager on iPad, how it works, and how to use it.

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Among the new health features in watchOS 9 and iOS 16 is something Apple calls Cardio Recovery. Follow along for a detailed look at what the feature is, how to track it with Apple Watch, why it’s valuable, what good Cardio Recovery numbers are, and tips on improving it.

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How to cancel Apple Music subscription

Done with Apple Music? Read on for how to cancel Apple Music in a few easy steps. We’ll also look at how to pay less for the service if you’d like to keep it at a discounted price.

How-to Stories July 27

Apple’s Photos app gets lots of attention with iOS 16 and one of the valuable new features is the ability to batch edit photos thanks to new copy and paste edits buttons. Here’s how it works to batch edit iPhone Photos in iOS 16.

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Curious what chip Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or what A-series is in your current iPhone? What about what chip was used in the original iPhone? Read along for a look at the complete iPhone chip list for what comes in every iPhone model going back to 2007.

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How-to Stories July 26

Apple is debuting its new Stage Manager feature on Macs with macOS Ventura and iPadOS 16 for M1 iPads to help “make focusing on tasks and moving between apps and windows easier and faster than ever.” Follow along for a hands-on look at how to turn on Stage Manager on Mac, how it works, and how to use it.

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Been testing out the macOS Ventura beta? If, for whatever reason, you’re ready to head back to the stable release, read along for a step-by-step written and video guide on how to uninstall macOS Ventura beta, downgrade your Mac to Monterey, and restore with a backup.

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How-to Stories July 25

Been testing out the new iPhone or iPad beta? If, for whatever reason, you’re ready to shift back to the stable release, read along for a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall iOS 16 beta, downgrade to iOS 15, and restore with a backup.

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Curious how much RAM Apple has put in its different iPads or how much memory your current iPad has? While the company doesn’t publicly share the information, memory details show up in teardowns and through other sources. Follow along for a look at the full iPad RAM list for how much memory comes with every iPad model.

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How-to Stories July 22

The Messages app gets some slick upgrades with iOS 16. One of the headlining features is the ability to edit iMessages on iPhone after sending them. Read on for a hands-on look at how the feature works as well as its limitations.

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Ever wonder how much battery capacity Apple has put in its iPhones over the years or what size battery your current iPhone has? While the company doesn’t publicly share the information, battery details eventually surface in teardowns. Join along for a look at the complete iPhone battery mAh list for how much battery capacity comes with every iPhone model.

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How-to Stories July 21

A wide range of valuable new running features comes with watchOS 9. From heart rate zones and stride length, ground contact time to vertical oscillation, and new features like ghost racing your personal best and creating custom workouts, here’s a hands-on look at the new Apple Watch running metrics in watchOS 9.

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How-to Stories July 20

One of the upgrades with iOS 16 that’s a bit under the radar is the ability to use haptic feedback with the native keyboard. Here’s how to turn on the iPhone haptic keyboard and why it’s preferable to third-party keyboards.

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