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How to connect hearing aids and use audio accessibility on iPhone and iPad

If you have a hearing aid or need better audio accessibility, iPhone and iPad can help.

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How to manage Background App Refresh on iPhone and iPad

Background refresh is part of what allows any app for iPhone or iPad to appear to be multitasking all the time. But sometimes you want to cut back on power and data usage. So lock it down!

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How to reset and restore your iPhone's settings, network, location, and more

Running into bugs or quirks with your iPhone? Here's how to reset and restore your settings, network connections, keyboard dictionary, Home screen, or Location & Privacy settings.

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How to set your language and region on your iPhone and iPad

Make your iPhone or iPad a little more at home by adjusting your language and region!

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How to set up parental controls with restrictions for iPhone or iPad

Parental Controls, also known as Restrictions, let you manage which features, apps, and content your kids can and can't access on the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Before you can turn anything off, however, you need to enable them in Settings.

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How to use battery settings on iPhone and iPad

This article explains how to turn on Low Power Mode for iPhone and iPad. It also explains how to enable viewing battery percentage in the status bar.

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How to enable on/off button labels for better visual accessibility on iPhone and iPad

On/off button labels are an Accessibility feature that adds a more visible 1 and 0 digit to the standard white/green toggles modes on iPhone and iPad switches. While older versions of iOS clearly labeled toggles with "on" and "off" to help describe their state, that feature went away in current versions. Adding the text back with on/off labels can help those who are color blind or have visual impairments, or those who simply want more information to more easily discern the state of a toggle at a glance.

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How to set up, secure, and start using Siri

Hey Siri, how do I get you to work? Here's how to customize your personal digital assistant.

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How to fix auto-brightness issues with iOS 6

Ambient light sensor readings got quite a bit of an overhaul in iOS 6, and now include Lock screen auto-brightness and better memory management. This has lead to many people experiencing issues with auto-brightness settings. iPhone 5 users in particular seem to be having trouble. If your auto-brightness isn't working under iOS 6, here's how to reset it and get it back in gear.

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Daily Tip: How to make sure you've opted-out of Carrier IQ-style diagnostics on iPhone

iOS 5 on the iPhone has Carrier IQ-style diagnostic information sharing turned off by default, but as part of the on-device setup process, asks you if you'd be willing to opt-in and share the data with Apple. If you did that, or aren't sure what you did, but now want to make sure you're opted out of anything even remotely Carrier IQ-esque, here's how to do that.

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