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Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to Select iPhones: Here Are the Supported Devices

Apple Limiting iOS 16 Beta 5 Battery Percentage Display to Select iPhones: Here Are the Supported Devices

Apple this week brought back one of the most highly requested features from iOS users since the launch of the iPhone X in 2017: the ability to see your battery percentage directly in the status bar. Ever since the launch of the iPhone X with the notch, Apple has not allowed users to show their …

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The iPhone’s Focus mode (almost) kept me off my phone on vacation

The iPhone’s Focus mode (almost) kept me off my phone on vacation

Two Fridays ago, just before I left for a week-long vacation to Florida, I went through my pretrip digital routine. I set my Slack status to “Vacationing” with a palm tree emoji and paused notifications until further notice. I turned on Gmail’s auto-responder. I deleted a bunch of apps from my phone that would only …

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All the Ways You Can Customize Your iPhone’s Lock Screen in iOS 16

All the Ways You Can Customize Your iPhone’s Lock Screen in iOS 16

Image: Apple Apple’s headlining iOS 16 feature stares you in the face every time you pick up your iPhone: For the first time ever, you can customize your iPhone’s Lock Screen, and boy, is it a welcome change. You can even set multiple Lock Screens for different purposes or times of day, each with different …

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Kuo: Entry-level and mid-range iPhones will no longer have the latest Apple chips

Kuo: Entry-level and mid-range iPhones will no longer have the latest Apple chips

Earlier this year, an intriguing report by the very well-known analyst Ming-Chi Kuo revealed that Apple might keep the new A16 chip exclusively for iPhone 14 Pro models, while regular iPhone 14 models will get last year’s A15 chip. In a new report, Kuo has now claimed that the entry-level and mid-range iPhone models will …

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The iPhone's Next Breakthrough Features May Depend on These Technologies

The iPhone’s Next Breakthrough Features May Depend on These Technologies

For Lucy Edwards, a blind, UK-based journalist and broadcaster, maintaining a social distance in public during the height of the pandemic was challenging. That’s why she tried People Detection, a feature within the iPhone’s Magnifier app that uses the iPhone 12 Pro‘s and 13 Pro‘s lidar sensor to detect when others are nearby.  “I’m going to have …

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iPhone's Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

iPhone’s Built-In Music Recognition Feature Syncs With Shazam App on iOS 16

Since the release of iOS 14.2 in 2020, the iPhone has included a built-in Music Recognition feature in Control Center powered by Shazam. And with iOS 16, and also the iOS 15.6 beta, the feature has received a small but useful upgrade. As noted by Twitter user @someone_andrew, songs identified with Music Recognition in Control …

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Exclusive: inside Apple’s iOS 16 remake of the iPhone’s iconic Lock Screen

Exclusive: inside Apple’s iOS 16 remake of the iPhone’s iconic Lock Screen

Your iPhone’s Lock Screen is the first thing you see when you pick up your phone. It’s also the face you present to the world and those who might glance at the phone in your hand, its screen temporarily lit up by your touch. The Lock Screen is the thing you interact with more than …

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Here Are All the Widgets You Can Add to Your iPhone's Lock Screen in iOS 16

Here Are All the Widgets You Can Add to Your iPhone’s Lock Screen in iOS 16

In iOS 16, Apple has overhauled the iPhone Lock Screen to make it a lot more customizable, and one of the most welcome changes is the ability to add information-rich widgets to the Lock Screen for the first time. Lock Screen Widgets have been the sole preserve of Android phones for a few years now, …

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iOS 16 Lets You Transfer an eSIM Between iPhones via Bluetooth

iOS 16 Lets You Transfer an eSIM Between iPhones via Bluetooth

iOS 16 introduces a useful new feature that allows an eSIM to be transferred between iPhones via Bluetooth while setting up cellular service. In the Settings app on an iPhone running iOS 16, tapping on “Set up eSIM” brings up an option to transfer an eSIM and its associated phone number from another iPhone via …

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macOS 13 Ventura Lets You Use Your iPhone's Camera as a Webcam

macOS 13 Ventura Lets You Use Your iPhone’s Camera as a Webcam

As part of its macOS 13 Ventura presentation at WWDC 2022, Apple today announced Continuity Camera, which gives Mac owners the ability to use their iPhone as a webcam. A Mac running macOS 13 can automatically recognize and use the camera on an ‌iPhone‌ when it is nearby, without the need to wake or select …

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