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How to watch movie trailers with Siri

Apple has had a special relationship with movie trailers for years. From the early days of QuickTime to iTunes and dedicated apps on iOS and the Apple TV, Apple's always provided high quality trailers for movies new and old. Siri is no different. Thanks to Siri, you're never more than a Home button press and a few words away from almost any movie trailer on the internet. Don't waste time searching — just ask Siri!

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How to use the Lock screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide

The Lock screen exists in between states, when your iPhone or iPad is no longer asleep, but is also not yet open and fully functional. It can protect your device from unauthorized access and actions by a simple slide-to-unlock gesture, by a 4 number pin-code, by a strong alpha-numeric password, or Apple's Touch ID fingerprint identity scanner. Yet the Lock screen can be functional as well. If you want to, you can access Notification Center and Control Center, the Camera, and Siri. On the iPhone, you can even make emergency calls. Yes, the Lock screen can be secure or it can be convenient, it's entirely up to you!

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How to find movies and showtimes in your area with Siri

If you're wanting to head out and catch a new movie, Siri makes it easy to find out exactly what movies are playing near and what theaters they're available at. Once you find a movie you're interested in, Siri can even present you with showtime information.

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How to use the Home screen on iPhone or iPad: The ultimate guide

The [Home screen](/home screen) — known behind the scenes as SpringBoard — is the central hub of iPhone and iPad activity. It's not a destination. You're not meant to linger there and stare. It's a transport, a gateway. It's what gets you to your apps and your content. From the Home screen you can tap app and game icons, music and video players, web browsers and online stores. You can also access Spotlight to quickly search for apps, content, and more, and invoke Multitasking, Notification Center, Control Center, Siri, and more.

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How to use Calendar for iPhone and iPad: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know about settings up and using calendars on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad!

Calendars help you keep track of what you're doing and when, which is why it's always been one of the core apps on mobile devices from the earliest PDA (personal digital assistants), to the latest iPhones and iPads. That why, when iOS launched in 2007, it included a Calendar app. Whether you simply use Calendar by itself, or whether you sync it via iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft, or something else, it's the default way to add and find appointments and events.

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How to subscribe to calendars on your iPhone or iPad

Calendar subscriptions let you stay up to date on everything from your team schedule to national holidays to network programming. The iPhone and iPad let you subscribe to any calendar that provides a compatible URL. As long as you have the link for the subscription, you're good to go.

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How to find your way home with Siri

In an area you aren't familiar with and just want your iPhone or iPad to get you home safely? Luckily, Siri can help you do just that with help from the built-in Maps app. All you have to do is ask!

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Getting connection errors in Mail for iPhone or iPad? Here's how to fix them!

The iPhone and iPad's built-in Mail app is a great way to get all your email for all your accounts in one place. But just like any other app, it isn't completely error proof either. One of the most common errors that you may is the dreaded "Connection to the server failed" message. Other common error messages include server not responding messages and password errors. If you're receiving any of these messages, here are some steps that can help you troubleshoot and resolve the problem in no time!

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How to replace your iPhone's dock connector: The ultimate guide

Everything you need to know to DIY (do-it-yourself) repair a malfunctioning or broken dock connector in your iPhone.

There are lots of things that can go wrong with the dock connector in your iPhone. Bad chargers can cause pins to break off, water or moisture can leave your iPhone unable to charge, among many other issues that could arise. No matter what the issue is, replacing the dock connector assembly should fix the problem. A DIY iPhone repair will also cost you far less than the price of a new iPhone. So if you think it's worth a shot, follow along and we'll walk you through fixing your dock connector step by step!

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How to pause, play, skip, and shuffle tracks with Siri

Not only can Siri play songs, albums, and playlists from the built-in Music app on your iPhone or iPad, it can also interact with what you're currently playing. Basic commands like play, pause, skip, and shuffle may be easy when you're sitting around casually listening to music, but if you're driving, Siri lets you keep your hands on the wheel.

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