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How to set up the Apple Watch for left-handed use

If you're left handed, don't worry — Apple's made it easy to set up your Apple Watch for left-handed use!

During setup, the Apple Watch will ask you which wrist you intend to wear it on. Answer, an it will automatically set it up for the proper wrist. If you later change your mind, however, or lend it to someone who wants to wear it on a different wrist, it's easy to change.

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How to set up and pair your Apple Watch with your iPhone

The first thing you need to do with your new Apple Watch is set it up and pair it with your iPhone.

That's what the Apple Watch app is for. It comes pre-installed on your iPhone and lets you set up and manage almost every aspect of your Apple Watch. The Apple Watch app is what you'll use to complete the initial pairing and sync, and how you'll adjust settings and install apps going forward. If you're not sure how to get started, we'll walk you through the entire process!

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How to change the bands on your Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is both a gadget and a fashion accessory, and that means interchangeable bands!

No matter what version Apple Watch you purchased, you can buy additional bands that fit the many different aspects of your lifestyle. If you're heading to the gym, for example, you can switch to a sport band. If you're heading for an evening out, the Milanese or Classic Buckle might be a better option. Best of all, the process for changing bands is super simple as long as you know how!

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How to find and install apps on Apple Watch

One of the first things you'll want to do with your new Apple Watch is load it up with your favorite apps.

Apple Watch apps are really extensions that live inside the App Store apps on your iPhone and "project" interfaces and interactions onto your Apple Watch. That makes them something more like the widgets in notification center than the full-blown apps on your iPhone. It's also why you don't install them directly from an App Store on the watch, but rather from an "App Store" in the Apple Watch app for iPhone.

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How to rearrange apps on your Apple Watch

Just like on iPhone, you can customize the order your apps appear on your Apple Watch.

Even though the Home screen on your Apple Watch looks more like a carousel than a grid, you can still arrange it just the way you want it. The watch app has to stay in the center, but if there are some apps you use much more than others, you can put them wherever it's easiest for you to get to them. You can organize your apps one by one directly on your Apple Watch or, for faster results, you can use the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.

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How to delete App Store apps from your Apple Watch

Just because you've installed an iPhone app's extension on your Apple Watch doesn't mean you have to leave it there.

Whether you decide you don't like or want an Apple Watch app anymore, or you just don't need it taking up space at the moment, Apple Watch apps are easy to delete... once you know how. And no need to worry, deleting them from your Apple Watch won't delete them from your iPhone!

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How to ready your iPhone for Apple Watch

If you're planning on getting an Apple Watch, you'll want to make sure your iPhone is ready to go when it arrives.

While the Apple Watch pretty much comes ready to pair and start using out of the box, it does come with a few caveats. This week I've had a few iMore readers asking what exactly the requirements of Apple Watch will be and if they need to do anything on their iPhones beforehand.

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How to reorder data in the Health app for iPhone

The Health app for iPhone lets you track steps, distance, vitals, and other data that's important to you.

The main Dashboard in the Health app lets you get a quick look at sets of data without having to dig into any menus. If there's data you don't want in the Dashboard at all, you can easily remove it. However, if you just want to reorganize the order that data shows up, you can do that too!

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How to control what data you see in Health for iPhone

The Health app for iPhone lets you customize what kind of stats and data you want to see at a quick glance.

You can collect all kinds of data inside the Health app but if some of it is more important to you than the rest, you'll want to make sure that's what you see on your Dashboard, which functions as the main view in Health. You can also remove stats that you don't care about from the Dashboard altogether. Here's how!

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Apple Watch accessories we're most looking forward to!

The Apple Watch is going to bring with it lots of new and interesting accessories to choose from.

From stands to third party bands, tons of companies are pulling out all the creative stops for the Apple Watch. Whether you want to design your own custom bands or you need accessories that are more geared towards health and fitness, the Apple Watch isn't even out yet and all of the above is already in the works. Here are just some of the accessories us here at iMore are most looking forward to in the coming weeks and months!

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How to let App Store apps access the Health app for iPhone

Apple's Health app for iPhone can track all kinds of fitness and medical related data, and from a variety of apps.

To allow Health to collect the data from App Store apps, however, you'll need to grant those apps permission to read and/or write to Health. That way, Health can keep your information absolutely private and in silos if that's what you want, but it can also act as a central repository and exchange for all your data. So, if you switch between fitness trackers, smartwatches, or apps, you don't have to start over from scratch each time. All your data goes with you.

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Apple Watch Sport with Milanese, leather, and link bands, in photos!

Wondering what the silver and space gray Apple Watch Sport looks like with the Milanese, Link Bracelet, Leather Loop, Modern or Classic Buckle?

One of the biggest questions we have been getting asked is how the Apple Watch Sport looks with the bands from the stainless steel Apple Watch collection. The answer is going to be highly personal, but in an effort to help you decide for yourself, I went to my local Apple Store, tried out as many of the combinations as possible, and took photos to help you decide. So, if you ordered an Apple Watch Sport and have been debating whether or not to get extra bands, and which, here's how they look!

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How to replace a broken iPhone 5c screen in under 10 minutes

Shattered your iPhone 5c screen? We can help you replace it in under 10 minutes!

It's never a good day when you drop your iPhone and realize the screen has broken. Luckily, the iPhone 5c is one of the easier iPhone DIY repairs when it comes to screen replacements. We showed you a while back how to replace a busted iPhone 5c display. Since then one of our favorite parts suppliers, eTech Parts, has made this particular repair even easier by offering displays that come with small parts already pre-installed. That means there's nothing to transfer. Just replace the front assembly and you're done, making this an easy repair, even for beginners!

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How to change the order of widgets in Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

Notification Center lets you add handy Today view widgets so you can keep up with your most used apps in just a swipe.

That being said, some widgets are going to contain more important information than others. For example, you probably care more about upcoming appointments and meetings in Fantastical than you do what tv shows are coming on tonight. Or maybe you don't. Hey, we aren't here to judge priorities! Regardless of what's more important to you personally, you can easily sort all of your Today view widgets in whatever ordered you'd like. That way the information that's most important to you is readily available right at the top of Today view. Here's how!

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Best photo editing apps for iPad

The screen real estate and touch surface of the iPad make it an ideal tool for doing some serious photo editing.

Whether you want to get rid of a skin blemish, blue a sky, add filters, or something else, there are tons of photo editing apps available for iPad. With the help of services like iCloud Photo Library it's easier and more convenient than ever to shoot on your iPhone and start editing instantly on iPad. Depending on what kind of photo editing you need to do, some apps may be better suited for you than others, and that's exactly what we're going to help you figure out.

These are the photo editing apps for iPad we feel are currently the best of the best!

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How to take your heart rate on iPhone, no additional monitor required!

Even though the iPhone doesn't have a built-in heart rate sensor, you can still find a third-party app for that!

Apple has put a much larger emphasis on health and fitness in iOS 8 than in any other version of iOS — yet the iPhone doesn't offer a heart rate monitor. That being said, there are third-party apps in the App Store that can pick up the slack, and don't even require an external sensor of any kind!

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Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming your iTunes video purchases on iPhone and iPad should let you save lots of precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad.

However, for a small number of people, iTunes file caching seems to be eating up more space on their devices. This happens when iTunes doesn't properly delete the cached files once you're done streaming a video. This can result in your "Other" storage growing to a tremendous size, and the dreaded "out of storage" message popping up on your iPhone or iPad. This is exactly the issue our reader John is having:

If I stream a movie, it seems to buffer the whole movie, and it never lets it go. I will find that "Videos" is using many, many gigs of storage, even if I have nothing downloaded. How can I fix this?

If you're having the same issue John is, follow along for some tips on how to free up your storage and get Videos working properly again!

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Workflow for Apple Watch automates tasks even faster

Workflow allows you to automate all kinds of tasks right on your iPhone, and soon, right on your wrist with Apple Watch.

If you've ever found yourself wishing some of the most repeated tasks on your iPhone could be done easier and with less steps, Workflow is for you. If you frequently email the same group of people, Workflow can make child's play of it. Travel a lot and frequently need to find coffee shops to work from? Workflow can automate that too. The possibilities of what you can automate with Workflow are nearly endless. Now a lot of that incredible automation power is coming to your wrist with Workflow for Apple Watch.

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How to see how much data a FaceTime call used on iPhone and iPad

Placing FaceTime calls over cellular, especially video, can eat through data quickly if you aren't monitoring them.

Since unlimited cellular data plans are pretty much a thing of the past, most of us keep a watchful eye on our data usage. When it comes to FaceTime, Apple gives you several different ways to check and see how much data FaceTime is using over your cellular network. You just have to know where to look!

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Our favorite keyboard cases for iPad mini

An iPad mini paired with a great keyboard case can make a great ultra portable productivity tool.

Whether you want to get some serious work done on a long flight or just don't want to haul an entire laptop bag to the coffee shop, keyboard cases are turning iPads everywhere into workhorses, and the iPad mini is no exception. Keyboard cases aren't cheap, however, and like most accessories, they definitely aren't one size fits all. Some people may prefer a folio to add a little protection while others may prefer the cover to keep things light and thin. No matter what your style is, these are our absolute favorite keyboard cases for the iPad mini!

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