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How to use Siri with Google Maps

An old iOS trick once let you directly query Siri to open Google Maps, but it’s dead now. Instead, use this workaround.

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How to tweak iOS 10's visuals, multitouch gestures, and sounds to your liking

Don't like blurs? Can't read thin text? Want all that parallax stuff to just STOP ALREADY? Here's a guide to tweaking just about everything in iOS 10.

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How to make your iPhone screen darker than the lowest Brightness setting

What do you do if the iPhone’s lowest brightness setting isn’t enough? Go even darker.

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How to fix a slow or frozen iPhone or iPad

When your iPhone or iPad is slow or freezing up, here are some things you can do to fix it.

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How to kill or force quit apps on your iPhone or iPad

Some apps—especially the Facebook, Skypes, and big media apps of the world—don't always behave well on iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. When and if that happens, you can force them to quit.

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10 shortcuts every iPhone and iPad user need to know

These are the essential tips and tricks for every iPhone and iPad owner.

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How to enable, use, and disable dictation on iPhone and iPad

Dictation gives you the ability to talk to your iPhone or iPad instead of typing. You can access it almost anytime your keyboard is on screen, so if you really want you never have to type a text, email, note, or even Facebook message ever again.

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How to use Control Center on iPhone or iPad

Control Center lets you quickly access your iPhone and iPad Settings, adjust brightness, control media playback, get to AirDrop and AirPlay, and rapidly get to flashlight, timer, calculator, and camera. All at the flick or tap of a finger. Here's how it works

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How to find and remove 'Other' files from iPhone and iPad

The "Other" category on your iPhone and iPad is basically where all of your caches, settings preferences, saved messages, voice memos, and… well, other data is stored. With a bit of patience, you can reduce the amount of space it takes up on your iPhone or iPad. We are here to help.

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How to turn iMessage read receipts on or off

iMessage lets you send free text, photo, and video messages to other iOS and OS X users anywhere in the world . Read receipts allow your contacts to see whether or not you've viewed a message. While some people may consider read receipts to be a bit stalker-ish, others may find them useful for work and business situations. Regardless of why you need them, we can help you turn them on or off no matter what iOS device or Mac you're using.

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