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How to turn off Find My iPhone remotely and bypass Activation Lock

If you're running iOS 7 or higher on your iPhone or iPad, Find My iPhone now comes with a feature called Activation Lock that prevents someone from wiping and using your device without your authorization. While it's a great theft deterrent, it can create a problem if you sell or get rid of a device before disabling Find My iPhone First. Most commonly the problem comes up with second hand iPhones that have been bought, sold, or traded. Luckily, the previous owner can deactivate Find My iPhone remotely which should then, in turn, allow you to bypass Activation Lock.

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How to fix Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad after updating to iOS 7.1.2

If you've updated to iOS 7.1.2 and find yourself experiencing Wi-Fi issues on your iPhone or iPad, you aren't alone. Many users have reported Wi-Fi issues that range from not being able to connect to any network to only having issues with specific networks. If that sounds like a problem you're having after updating, here are a few steps you can try to return Wi-Fi to normal again!

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Having issues skipping, stopping, and playing music tracks in your car over Bluetooth? Here's the fix!

If you frequently pair your iPhone with your car in order to play music over the speakers, you probably have controls on your dash or steering wheel that let you pause, play, and skip tracks without having to actually pick up your iPhone. Unfortunately some iPhone users have reported issues with these functions under iOS 7. Either skipping, pausing, and playing don't work with car controls or there is a serious lag. Regardless what issue you're experiencing, the good news is that there's an easy fix!

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Top 5 tips to speed up an iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s running iOS 7

The iPhone 4 was a huge feat in engineering for its time on both a software and hardware level. However, several years later, the iPhone 4, and even the iPhone 4s, just don't run newer software the way they used to. For many people, iOS 7 really caused the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s to show their age. Luckily, we've got some tips and tricks to hopefully help you speed things up and kick some of that lag to the curb if a simple reboot isn't doing it for you anymore...

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How to darken colors for better visibility in iOS 7.1

iOS 7 brought with it a new, unified palette for everything from icons to interface elements, including the tint colors give to the new "naked" style text buttons. Unfortunately for some people those tint colors are just a little bit too bright to be read comfortably, especially on the primarily white backgrounds. Luckily, iOS 7.1 gives you the ability to darken those colors and hopefully make them much more legible. Best of all, it's easy to do!

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How to reduce the white point on your iPhone or iPad and make iOS 7.1 less bright

Some of the new accessibility features of iOS 7.1 are specifically for people who either have visual impairments or sensitive eyes. No doubt all of us have experienced a time where we are in a dimly lit room and unlock our iPhone or iPad only to have our retinas burned out by the bright screen. Luckily iOS 7.1 has adds an option to help mitigate this problem by making whites less harsh. Here's how to enable it:

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How to reduce the transparency of keyboards, menus, and more in iOS 7.1

One of iOS 7's signature features is "depth" and by that Apple means transparent layers with gaussian blur filters beneath them. While that might look fancy it can also be distracting for some people and, for those with visual impairment, it can be downright confusing and hard to use. Luckily, iOS 7.1 has added the ability to reduce transparency and render everything from the Dock to the keyboard to Control Center and Notification Center nice and opaque.

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How to customize the Today view on Notification Center for iPhone and iPad

The Today screen in Notification Center lets you see weather conditions, what's on your calendar, and a few other things at a quick glance with only a gesture and a tap. But what if you don't care about stocks and don't want them cluttering up your Today screen? What if weather just isn't your thing? Luckily you can customize Notification Center's Today screen to show just what matters to you!

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How to install BiteSMS beta for iOS 7 on your iPhone

If you've jailbroken your iPhone on iOS 7, BiteSMS is arguably the jailbreak app everyone has to have. Mainly because it completely replaces the native Messages app and adds the sought after quick reply and quick compose features that Apple won't. Currently BiteSMS is in beta form for iOS 7 but that doesn't mean you can't have it right now. Here's how to get it:

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How to use Do Not Disturb when your iPhone is unlocked with iOS 7

Prior to iOS 7 the Do Not Disturb feature only silenced notifications when your device was locked or in sleep mode. Fortunately, iOS 7 has changed that and made it possible to suppress notifications even when you're actively using your iPhone. Here's how:

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