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iOS 15.2 allows you to erase a locked iPhone without connecting it to a PC

For the longest time, resetting and erasing a locked iPhone required a Mac or Windows PC. Users would need to put the device in DFU recovery mode and connect it to a computer with a cable. The process is somewhat lengthy and not as simple as factory resetting an iPhone when you know its password....

XDA Basics: How to install and use a third-party keyboard on your iPhone

Apple's built-in iPhone keyboard doesn't get a lot of attention and love. Every once in a while, the company will tweak its design or add a major feature, such as typing by swiping. Otherwise, the set of keys millions of us depend on every day to communicate remains the same. iOS has supported third-party keyboards...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3, here’s what’s new

Apple has released iOS 15.2 and watchOS 8.3 to the public. The company had been testing them since late October, but the stable releases are finally available to everyone. iOS 15.2 comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during WWDC21, such as...

XDA Basics: How to unlock your Face ID iPhone with Apple Watch when masked

The Apple Watch is a great fitness tracker that comes loaded with features, both useful and gimmicky ones. A favorite feature of mine is unlocking my Mac with my Apple Watch. A similar feature Apple has brought to iOS is unlocking your Face ID iPhone with the Apple Watch when masked. This is particularly useful...

These are the Best iPhone 12 Battery Cases in 2021

The average battery life of an iPhone 12 is rated for eight hours on a single charge. While many users might be perfectly content with that, you might not be — especially if you're a heavy user. If you're having a long day and you're nowhere near a power socket, you're going to need some...

Facebook and Snapchat are still tracking iOS users who have opted out

Earlier this year, Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency (ATT) feature as part of iOS 14.5. The company first announced this privacy-focused addition last year, during WWDC20. ATT gives users the option to decide whether they want apps to track them across other apps and websites for tailored advertisements. By toggling it off, app developers aren't...

Razer’s $60 MagSafe RGB fan will keep your phone cool while gaming

Razer has announced a new accessory aimed at mobile gamers. Those who play modern games that require a lot of resources will be thrilled to hear about the all-new Phone Cooler Chroma. This cooling fan from Razer includes MagSafe support so you can elegantly attach it to newer iPhones. But worry not, Android gamers, for...

Apple has seeded iOS 15.2 Release Candidate, here’s what’s new

Apple has seeded the Release Candidate (RC) of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more...

The Apple Watch is praised for fitness, but it can do a lot more than that

When someone says Apple Watch, the first thing that comes to the minds of a lot of people is fitness. And this makes total sense, considering Apple mostly markets the health features of the watch. However, there's a lot more to this smartwatch than just tracking your activity, workouts, and the data revolving around them....

XDA Basics: How to use the new 2FA code generator on iOS 15

For years, iPhone users had to depend on third-party apps to generate 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) codes. These codes act as an extra security layer for online accounts. When you enable 2FA, websites and apps will ask you to type an expiring, one-time code. The prompt typically appears after entering your email/username and password correctly. These...

Apple has released iOS 15.2 developer beta 4, here’s what’s new

Apple has released the fourth beta of the upcoming iOS 15.2 to registered developers. This update comes packed with changes and tweaks aimed at user privacy and security. These features include some that Apple had teased during the iOS 15 reveal at WWDC21. App Privacy Report, Communication Safety, a tweaked Notification Summary, and more will...

XDA Basics: How to check your iPhone’s battery health

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are consumables that have limited lifespans. When a battery degrades, a full charge won't last you as long as that on a new battery. The lifespan of a lithium-ion battery has a set number of full recharging cycles. After you cross that certain number, the battery will need replacement. Otherwise, your iPhone...