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How to review and resend iTunes, iBooks, or App Store gifts on iPhone or iPad

As most folks already know, you can easily gift the gift of apps, books, movies, and more right from your iPhone or iPad. You can just as easily receive them from others as well. Have you ever wanted to take a look back at what items you've gifted to others, or make sure they actually redeemed them? If the answer is yes, all you need is your iPhone or iPad and your Apple ID and we can show you how!

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How to manage or cancel Newsstand subscriptions on iPhone or iPad

Newsstand lets you subscribe to your favorite magazines and periodicals right from your iPhone and iPad, no paper copies required. When new issues are available, they're delivered right to Newsstand in digital format. In most cases you pay for Newsstand subscriptions just as you would a physical magazine subscription. However, managing and canceling Newsstand subscriptions is much easier than canceling physical ones!

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How to create a new child ID for Family Sharing

One of the best parts of Family Sharing in iOS 8 is that you can closely monitor your children's purchases, even when they're not with you. Even better yet, you can create an Apple ID just for them that once they're old enough, they can take with them. But until that time, it can help you keep a watchful eye on content and purchases on any iPhone or iPad they're using.

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How to use archive and trash simultaneously in the iOS 8 Mail app

One of the main reasons I've used third party mail apps such as Mailbox for such a long time is because the stock iOS Mail app has never made it easy to use archive and trash simultaneously. Sometimes I don't want to archive an email, I want to delete it. And other times I want to archive but not delete. If I can't have both options conveniently at my fingertips, that doesn't work for me. Luckily, iOS 8 brings swipe options that actually let archive and trash play nice together for the first time. You've just got to change a few settings first!

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How to fix iPhone 6 and iOS 8 battery life problems!

iOS 8 is here for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, and iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are available now for everyone, and while they provide more features and functionality than ever before, updating to new software and upgrading to new phones can often have an impact on battery life. Whether it's from a restore gone bad or new features overloaded for the first time, some people don't aren't getting the same charge out of their new iOS install or iPhone purchase as they used. But worry not! Almost all battery life problems are easy to identify and fix. You just need to know what to look for and what to do!

Update: iOS 8.0.2 is here. If you're experiencing any battery life issues with, the same tips apply!

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How to designate someone as a parent or guardian with Family Sharing

If you live in a household where you need to monitor and control iTunes and App Store purchases that children are making, Family Sharing lets you do just that on any device that's running iOS 8 or higher. Once you've got it set up, you can even designate what adults in the group can make purchasing decisions for younger children.

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How to use the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus one-handed with Reachability

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a lot bigger than what many iPhone owners are used to. A big concern for many is one-handed use, particularly with the iPhone 6 Plus. This is why Apple created a new feature called Reachability, which while it may not be a solution for everyone, it does make one-handed use a little less painful.

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How to make icons, text, and graphics larger with Display Zoom for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus both come equipped with brand new Retina HD displays that can show more content on them than ever. However, just like computer screens, some folks prefer sacrificing seeing more on the screen in favor of actually being able to see it, even if it means sacrificing on resolution slightly. Display Zoom on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus works in much the same way and lets you do just that!

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How to use photo and video extensions in iOS 8

There are lots of great photo editing apps available for the iPhone. However, no matter how great they are, you still have to edit in multiple apps at times in order to get the results you want. iOS 8 is aiming to change all that by using the built-in Photos app as a central hub for editing tools across the board. Once you've got apps installed that support photo and video extensions, all you've got to do is enable and start using them!

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How to accept a Family Sharing invitation with iOS 8

If you have iOS 8, you have the ability to share all your iTunes purchases with other members of your household with Family Sharing. After you've setup and enabled Family Sharing all you've got to do is invite people. And if you're on the receiving end, you've just got to accept the invitation to get started.

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