How to use iPhone and iPad

How to Check Validity of SHSH2 Blobs in 4 Easy Steps

How to Check Validity of SHSH2 Blobs in 4 Easy Steps

The validity of SHSH2 blobs is important if you’re planning on upgrading or downgrading to an unsigned firmware like iOS 11.1.2 to avoid any complications that may occur later during your process with futurerestore.

How to Remove Your Number from Truecaller

How to Remove Your Number from Truecaller

Truecaller is one of the most popular caller ID apps in the world and in some Asian and European countries, Truecaller is almost inescapable. The app provides a real service. It blocks spam calls automatically from your iPhone and tells you who is calling even if they aren’t in your phone book. But on the flipside, this means that Truecaller has all your personal data. And it can seep into Truecaller’s database even if you haven’t signed up for the service (thanks to the magic of crowdsourcing).

How to Use Find my iPhone to Track Your iPhone, iPad, Mac and AirPods

How to Use Find my iPhone to Track Your iPhone, iPad, Mac and AirPods

Find My iPhone is Apple’s sophisticated system for tracking all your Apple devices. Even though the app is called Find my iPhone, you can use it to track your iPad, Mac, and even AirPods. If you’ve got Family Sharing turned on, you can track all the devices from all your family members from a single app! This feature is useful when you’ve lost your iPhone, misplaced your Mac or just want to see where your family members are. Here’s how to set it up and start using it.

How to Control HomePod with the Touchpad

How to Control HomePod with the Touchpad

HomePod is designed to be used with Siri. You just talk and HomePod will play the music for you. But that’s not the only way you can use the HomePod. At the top of the unassuming cylinder, you’ll find a touch-sensitive screen. This touchpad can’t really display information but it will glow when you’re using Siri. And you can tap on it to get things done. Here’s how you can use the touchpad on the HomePod.

How to Decline a Call When the iPhone is Locked

How to Decline a Call When the iPhone is Locked

You have probably noticed that when you get an incoming call, there are times when you see the Decline button, and at times the Decline button is missing.

How to Use HomePod With Apple TV

How to Use HomePod With Apple TV

While HomePod doesn’t directly integrate with the Apple TV like Chromecast does with Google Home, that doesn’t mean you can’t use HomePod as an excellent speaker system for your Apple TV. Using AirPlay, you can wirelessly connect your HomePod to your Apple TV and use it as a soundbar replacement. While HomePod is designed for music playback, it provides a rich sound when it comes to movies and TV shows as well.

How to Use Spotify, SoundCloud and Pandora on HomePod

How to Use Spotify, SoundCloud and Pandora on HomePod

As you might have already read, HomePod’s voice assistant functionality only works with Apple Music. If you want to speak into the air and you want your smart speaker to start playing some music, you’ll have to sign up for Apple Music. But what if you want to play some music from Spotify, SoundCloud or Pandora? Or you want to listen to podcasts from TuneIn or Overcast? There’s AirPlay for that.

How to Restrict AirPlay Access On HomePod

How to Restrict AirPlay Access On HomePod

HomePod only works with Apple Music over Siri. So if you want to play something from Spotify, you have to use AirPlay. That’s all well and good but by default, anyone in your periphery can just stream to the HomePod using AirPlay! If you’re sharing your home, if you live in a dorm, or if you just live on the ground floor of an apartment, things can go wrong very quickly.

How to Prevent Anyone From Listening to Your Messages on HomePod

How to Prevent Anyone From Listening to Your Messages on HomePod

HomePod is a smart speaker that’s designed to work best with Apple Music. But it runs Siri and it can do things like reading and replying to messages, take notes, add reminders and more. But right now, HomePod doesn’t have any sort of Voice ID technology. So anyone in your house can just walk up to it (when your iPhone is on the same network) and reply to the latest message or add a reminder to your list. That’s a huge breach of your privacy.

How to Identify if iPhone is Refurbished, Replacement, Personalized, or New

How to Identify if iPhone is Refurbished, Replacement, Personalized, or New

You have probably noticed the model identifier, something like MQAC2ZP/A in the About section in the Settings app while checking the version number of the iOS software update installed on your device, but probably might not have thought about what it meant.