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How to stream Apple Music on Apple Watch Series 3 without iPhone

Apple’s strategy for Music control on watchOS has changed significantly over the years, and as of watchOS 4.3, the company has finally added support for the full Apple Music library back onto the Apple Watch’s Music app.<p>While it’s not completely obvious, it is now possible to stream your entire …

Apple Watch

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID on your iPad

If you’re running the beta for iOS 10.3 on your iPad then you’ve most likely already received a push notification from Apple encouraging you to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Apple ID. Apple began pushing these persistent notifications sometime yesterday. Simply opening them and …

Authentication

How to Archive Your iPhone's iTunes Backup to Prevent It from Being Overwritten

If you’re an iPhone user, it’s a good idea to regularly backup your device to iTunes. One way to do this is through iCloud. But, of course, the free …

How to get Hey Siri-style dictation on your Mac

If you’ve called out, “Hey Siri” to your iPhone before, you know the joy of this Star Trek-style technology. You don’t even need to hold the Home button down. Sure, your iPhone needs to be plugged in, but it’s a pretty neat party trick.<p>Excitingly, you can do something similar on your Mac: …

Fix “the last backup could not be completed” iOS iCloud Backup Error

For iCloud users with automatic backups configured, the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch will backup to iCloud every evening when connected to wi-fi. This …

How to check how much storage space apps and games are taking up on Apple TV

The new Apple TV comes in 32GB and 64GB flavors and choosing the model that’s right for you is influenced by your intended usage.<p>Apple TV apps don’t …

Smart TV

How to edit photos in iOS using Photo’s Adjustments panel

Apple probably thinks that not everyone wants to spend a ton of time correcting images. Heck, lots of people are content with a quick click of the …

How to add your name to Mac menu bar

Everyone likes to customize their Mac to give it a personal touch. There are a lot of things that you can do to make your Mac personal and to tell …

How to use iOS 9's keyboard as a trackpad with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s

Tips<p>Apple's new pressure-sensing 3D Touch technology, introduced with iPhone 6s, lets users swiftly navigate iOS 9 with Quick Actions and "Peek and …

iPhone

How to Personalize Your Watch Face and Complications in watchOS 2

watchOS 2, the first major update to the Apple Watch's operating system, was released in September, just five months after the device's debut. If you didn't face any download issues getting watchOS 2 on your Apple Watch, you are well on your way towards looking for the new features the update …

iOS 9: 74 tips and tricks

Get to know your iOS 9 tweaks<p>Downloading a new iOS release can be just as exciting as peeling the plastic screen cover off a shiny new iPhone 6S or …

Apps

How to type Apple logo () on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch

Recently, we showed you a small feature that allowed you to type an Apple logo in Mac OS X. It’s great for typing things such as Watch and TV, and …

iPod Touch

How to enable Activation Lock on Apple Watch

When Apple first shipped the Apple Watch earlier this year, its software wasn’t capable of Activation Lock—the technology that Apple uses to prevent …

Smartwatches

Pro Tip: Your Apple Watch’s Activation Lock may already be on

This week’s release of watchOS 2 brings a much-needed security update to Apple’s wearable by adding Activation Lock to the device, and the great news is that you may not even have to do anything to add it.<p>Activation Lock has been around for a while for other Apple devices, and its purpose is to …

How to keep your Apple Watch display on longer in watchOS 2

Here’s another tip that’s snuck into watchOS 2: Did you know that you can keep your Apple Watch awake longer now while you’re using it?<p>Apple hasn’t mentioned this feature much, if at all; we couldn’t even find it on the details screen when we upgraded. But it’s a great addition to the firmware that …

iOS 9 tips: Use Text Replacement to type faster

Using iOS 9's Text Replacement feature, formerly called keyboard shortcuts, can greatly speed up input of commonly used phrases, sentences, or text …

iOS 9 allows access to photos and contacts on a passcode locked iPhone - here's how to prevent it

If you have an iPhone running iOS 9, you should be aware that it may be possible to access your photos and contacts on a locked device, even with a …

iOS

How to fix weak taptic feedback on Apple Watch

Taptic feedback on the Apple Watch felt a little weird at first, but we’ve come to love its gentle nudges to let us know something is going on. But some Cult of Mac staffers have noticed that after time, the taptic feedback has started to feel not so … tappy anymore.<p>If you’re having this problem, …

How to create a partition on your Time Machine external hard drive

Time Machine is extremely easy to use, and its flexibility makes it a great solution for keeping your Mac backed up safely. But with external drives …

How to show only active apps in your OS X Dock

In truth, I use the Dock for less and less each day.<p>I rely on Spotlight to open apps that I need. A quick press of the <b>command</b> key and the <b>spacebar</b>, …

How to let Gatekeeper open Mac apps from unidentified developers

Have you ever downloaded an app on your Mac, only to be told you couldn't open it because it wasn't from the Mac App Store or wasn't from an …

Apps

iPhone widgets: How to install and use on iOS

Even though iOS 8 has been out for the better part of a year, some developers are just getting their sea legs when it comes to building quality …

Apps

Disconnect from your network without turning off Wi-Fi

But you'll see that holding down the option key presents a lot of other information besides. It shows you the name of the network interface you're …

How To Find Your Lost iPhone Even If The Battery Is Dead

Thanks to a multitude of features added by Apple with the past few generations of iOS, locating a lost or stolen iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is a …

How to unlock your Apple Watch using your iPhone

In order to secure your Apple Watch, Apple asks you to enter a PIN code on initial setup. The watch then knows each time you've taken it off your wrist, and requires you to enter your PIN on a tiny number pad to unlock it.<p>The benefits are twofold. First, your information is secure should someone …

How to Cancel Sending a Message or SMS from iPhone

If you’ve ever hit “Send” on an iMessage or text message that you wish you could take back, or perhaps you’d just like to cancel a sent picture …

How To Filter Text Messages From Unknown Contacts In iOS

Not many iPhone and iPad users are aware that the iOS 8 Messages app houses a new filter for unknown contacts. This will move all inbound iMessages …

How to enable and use accessibility features on your Apple Watch

For those with visual, hearing, or motor impairments, Apple has included some visual accessibility features to the Apple Watch so that you can use …

How to set up and use Zoom on Apple Watch

To better aid those who need greater visual accessibility, Zoom lets you set a default magnification level for the Apple Watch but also adjust it …