Payette Forward https://www.payetteforward.com Expert Help with iPhone, iPad, and Mac Thu, 10 Jun 2021 19:01:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 Apple ID Verification Failed? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-id-verification-failed-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-id-verification-failed-fix/#respond Tue, 01 Jun 2021 09:24:24 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=301053 You need to log into your Apple ID, but account verification failed. No matter what you try, you can’t seem to sign in with your Apple ID. In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when your Apple ID verification failed! Do You Need A Verification Code? One of the easiest ways to regain [...]

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You need to log into your Apple ID, but account verification failed. No matter what you try, you can’t seem to sign in with your Apple ID. In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when your Apple ID verification failed!

Do You Need A Verification Code?

One of the easiest ways to regain access to your Apple ID is by using Apple’s two-factor authentication process. If two-factor authentication is turned on, you’ll need to enter a verification code. If two-factor authentication isn’t turned on, move on to the next step!

Get A Verification Code Displayed On Your Device

  1. Sign into a new device or browser using your Apple ID and password.
  2. Look for a notification on any of your trusted Apple devices.
  3. Tap Allow.
  4. Enter the verification code displayed to sign in.

Get A Verification Code Through Text Or Phone Call

  1. On the sign-in screen, tap “Didn’t get a verification code.”
  2. Select the option to have the code sent to your phone.
  3. You’ll receive the code via text or phone call.
  4. Enter the given verification code to sign in.

Get A Verification Code In The Settings App (iPhone)

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap Password & Security.
  4. Tap Get Verification Code.

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Get A Verification Code In System Preferences (Mac)

  1. Open System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click Apple ID.
  3. Click Passwords & Security.
  4. Click Get Verification Code.

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Restart Your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone can often fix software issues, including any that might be disrupting the Apple ID verification process. The way to restart an iPhone varies depending on which model you have:

iPhones With A Home Button

  1. Press and hold the power button.
  2. Release the power button when “slide to power off” appears.
  3. Slide the red and white power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.
  4. Wait 30–60 seconds, then press and hold the power button again to reboot your iPhone.
  5. Release the power button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

iPhones Without A Home Button

  1. Simultaneously press and hold either volume button and the side button.
  2. Release both buttons when “slide to power off” appears on the screen.
  3. Slide the power icon from left to right to shut down your iPhone.
  4. After about 30–60 seconds, turn on your iPhone on again by holding the side button.
  5. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

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Make Sure Your iPhone Is Connected To The Internet

An internet connection is required to verify your Apple ID. It’s important to make sure your iPhone is connected to Wi-Fi or Cellular Data before trying to verify your Apple ID.

Check Your Wi-Fi Connection

Open Settings and tap Wi-Fi. Make sure the switch next to Wi-Fi is green, which indicates that it’s on. We recommend quickly turning the switch off and back on, which can sometimes fix a minor software glitch.

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Check out our other article if you’re having trouble connecting your iPhone to Wi-Fi.

Check Your Cellular Connection

Open Settings and tap Cellular. Make sure the switch next to Cellular Data is green, which indicates that it’s on. Like with Wi-Fi, we recommend quickly turning this switch off and back on, which can fix a minor software problem.

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Check out our other article if your iPhone won’t connect to Cellular Data!

Automatically Set Date & Time Settings

All sorts of problems can arise when the Date & Time on your iPhone aren’t automatically set. Your iPhone may think it’s in the past or the future, which can prevent it from doing things like verifying your Apple ID. The best way to avoid issues with Date & Time settings is to turn on Set Automatically.

Open Settings and tap General -> Date & Time. Turn on the switch next to Set Automatically. You’ll know the switch is on when it is green.

Sign Out of Your Apple ID

Sometimes account services requires you to log out and back into your Apple ID before your account can be updated. Verification issues might be resolved by simply signing out and back in again.

How To Sign Out And Back Into Your Apple ID

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Tap on your name at the top of the screen.
  3. Scroll all the way down and tap Sign Out.
  4. Enter your password.
  5. Tap Turn Off in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, if Find My iPhone is on.
  6. Tap Sign Out.
  7. Go back to the main page of Settings and tap Sign in to your iPhone.
  8. Log in with your Apple ID and password.

Contact Apple Support

If Apple ID verification continues to fail, it’s time to contact Apple support. There may be an issue with your Apple ID that only a high-level customer support representative can resolve for you. Apple provides support online, over the phone, and in-person. Make sure to schedule appointment if you plan to go into your local Apple Store!

Apple ID: Verified!

You began reading this article in hopes of getting the quick fix. Now, you have all the resources you need to diagnose why your Apple ID verification failed! Let us know if we were able to help and check out our other articles to fix more common iPhone issues.

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iPhone Not Showing Up In Finder? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-not-showing-up-in-finder-the-fix/ Sun, 30 May 2021 21:38:29 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=360741&preview=true&preview_id=360741 You connected your iPhone to your Mac, but it’s not showing up in Finder. No matter what you do, your iPhone isn’t showing up under Locations. In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the problem if your iPhone isn’t showing up in Finder! What You Need Know Apple separated device management from the iTunes [...]

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You connected your iPhone to your Mac, but it’s not showing up in Finder. No matter what you do, your iPhone isn’t showing up under Locations. In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the problem if your iPhone isn’t showing up in Finder!

What You Need Know

Apple separated device management from the iTunes media library when macOS 10.15 was released. iTunes was replaced by Music, and functions like syncing, updating, and backing up were moved to Finder.

You can check the version of macOS on your Mac by clicking on the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Then, click About This Mac to see the version of macOS currently running on your Mac.

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Unlock Your iPhone

The first thing to try when your iPhone is not showing up in Finder is to make sure your iPhone is unlocked. Sometimes, Finder won’t recognize your iPhone until it has been unlocked.

If you’re using an iPhone 8 or earlier, or the recent iPhone SE 2, press the Home button and enter your passcode. If you’ve set up Touch ID, leave your finger on the Home button until your iPhone unlocks.

On an iPhone X or later, tap the screen or press the side button. If Face ID is set up, look directly at your iPhone to unlock it, then swipe up from the bottom of the display. If Face ID isn’t set up, swipe up from the bottom of the screen and enter your iPhone passcode.

Unplug Your iPhone

If your iPhone is unlocked and already plugged into your computer, try unplugging it, then plugging it back in. While this tip seems simple, it gives your iPhone, computer, and Finder the opportunity to form a fresh connection.

It’s possible that Finder will recognize your unlocked iPhone as soon as it’s plugged back into your Mac. If they’re still not connecting, move on to the next step.

Restart Your iPhone & Mac

Restarting your iPhone and Mac has the potential to fix a minor software issue that either may be experiencing.

How To Restart Your iPhone

To restart an iPhone 8 or older, press and hold the power button. A red slider will appear on your screen labelled “slide to power off.” Swipe the power icon to the right to shut down your iPhone. Wait 30–60 seconds, then press and hold the power button until the white Apple logo appears on the screen. Your iPhone will turn on again shortly after.

If you have an iPhone X or newer, simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button to turn your iPhone off. Wait 30–60 seconds to let it completely shut down. Then, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Your iPhone will turn back on shortly after.

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How To Restart Your Mac

Click on the Apple icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Click Restart when the menu opens, then click Restart again to confirm your decision.

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Update Your iPhone & Mac

Outdated software running on your iPhone or Mac could be the reason why your iPhone is not showing up in Finder. Apple routinely releases iOS and macOS updates to fix software bugs and introduce new features.

How To Update Your iPhone

Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. Tap Download and Install or Install Now if an iOS update is available. Check out our other article if you have any issues updating your iPhone.

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How To Update Your Mac

Click on the Apple logo in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. Then, click About This Mac -> Software Update. Finally, click Update Now if a macOS update is available.

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Select “Trust This Computer,” If The Notification Appears

The first time you plug your iPhone into a computer, a notification will appear asking you whether or not you trust this computer. When you select Trust, this computer will be able to sync with your iPhone and access your personal data for backups. If you select Don’t Trust, you won’t be able to sync your iPhone using the computer.

When you plug your iPhone into your Mac, keep a close eye on your iPhone’s screen. You may receive the “Trust This Computer” pop-up. If you receive this notification, select Trust to allow your Mac access to your iPhone’s data.

Unplug Other USB Accessories From Your Mac

It’s possible that other USB devices plugged into your Mac is what is preventing your iPhone from showing up in Finder. By making sure your iPhone is the only thing currently connected to your Mac, you can be certain that no other devices are causing the problem. After unplugging your iPhone and plugging it back in again. It’s a good idea to try a different USB port too!

Contact Apple Support

If you’ve tried every tip up to this point and Finder still won’t recognize your iPhone, it’s time to reach out to Apple Support. It’s possible that there’s an issue with Apple’s servers, or a more serious problem that can’t be fixed from home. Going directly to Apple will help remove any ambiguity, and hopefully, they’ll know exactly what to do.

iPhone: Found!

Being able to connect your iPhone to Finder is essential in making sure your device runs smoothly and stays up to date. If your iPhone won’t show up in Finder, many essential tasks, like external backups, become more complicated. Make sure all of your devices are unlocked and updated, and before long they should be connecting with no problems! Thanks for reading and if you know someone else struggling with this issue, please send them this article.

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Bitmoji Not Working On Snapchat? The Real Fix For iPhone & Android! https://www.payetteforward.com/bitmoji-not-working-on-snapchat-fix-iphone-android/ https://www.payetteforward.com/bitmoji-not-working-on-snapchat-fix-iphone-android/#respond Sat, 29 May 2021 16:02:43 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=480554 Bitmoji is a great way to personalize your social media presence in a fun and easy way. However, it can be tough to figure out if something goes wrong. In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when Bitmoji is not working with Snapchat on your iPhone or Android! Table Of Contents Close [...]

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Bitmoji is a great way to personalize your social media presence in a fun and easy way. However, it can be tough to figure out if something goes wrong. In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when Bitmoji is not working with Snapchat on your iPhone or Android!

Table Of Contents

  1. Close And Reopen Snapchat
  2. Set Up The Bitmoji Keyboard
  3. Check For Snapchat And Bitmoji Updates
  4. Check Snapchat’s Servers
  5. Check For A Software Update
  6. Unlink Bitmoji From Your Snapchat Account
  7. Delete And Reinstall Snapchat And Bitmoji
  8. Conclusion

Close And Reopen Snapchat

Just like any app, Snapchat can experience a variety of minor software glitches. When this happens, briefly closing out of the app can sometimes be the only fix you need! Closing and reopening Snapchat might just resolve any small bugs that interfere with your ability to use Bitmoji.

How To Close Snapchat On iPhone

If your iPhone uses Face ID, open Snapchat and swipe up from the bottom of your screen. This will open the App Switcher. From there, use your finger to drag the Snapchat app toward the top of your screen until it disappears completely. Once you can no longer see the app, Snapchat is closed.

If your iPhone has a Home button, double-click the Home button to open the app switcher. From there, just swipe Snapchat up and off the top of the screen.

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Reopen Snapchat and check if Bitmoji is working again.

How To Close Snapchat On Android

Tap the Application button on the lower left-hand side of the Home screen. Swipe Snapchat up and off the top of the screen, or tap Close All to close all of your apps at once.
Swipe Snapchat away to close the app to help fix Bitmoji problems.

Set Up The Bitmoji Keyboard

This step is for iPhones only. Before you can use a third-party keyboard like Bitmoji, it has to be turned on. Open Settings and tap General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards -> Add New Keyboard. Then, tap Bitmoji.

After adding the Bitmoji keyboard, tap on it in General -> Keyboard -> Keyboards. Then, turn on the switch next to Allow Full Access. If this switch is turned off, Bitmoji might not work in certain apps.

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Check For An Update For Snapchat And Bitmoji

Running an outdated version of Snapchat or Bitmoji could be the reason they’re not working. App developers often release app updates to introduce new features and fix known bugs and errors. It’s a good idea to download app updates as soon as they’re available.

How To Update Snapchat And Bitmoji On iPhone

Open the App Store and tap on your Account Icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Next, scroll down to the list of updates currently available for your device. If you see that Snapchat or Bitmoji have an update available, tap Update.

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If Snapchat is currently up to date, it should say Open next to its listing in the App Store. If you see this, you can be sure that a software update is not the problem.

How To Update Snapchat And Bitmoji On Android

First, go to the Google Play Store and tap on your profile picture in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. Then, tap My apps & games to see a list of your apps. From here you’ll see apps at the top of the list that are in need of updating. Tap Update all to update all apps in the list. If you don’t see Snapchat or Bitmoji in this list, move on to the next step!

Update all apps on Android

Check Snapchat’s Servers

Snapchat occasionally needs to perform maintenance on their servers. When this happens, Snapchat could temporarily go down for all of its users.

To see if there’s an unusually high amount of issue reports currently, visit Snapchat’s page on DownDetector. Here, you can see if there are significant amounts of other Snapchat users also encountering problems with their app.

Another way to stay up to date on Snapchat outages is to check out the Snapchat Support Twitter page. They regularly post updates about any issues they’re currently repairing.

Check For A Software Update

It’s possible that neither Bitmoji, nor Snapchat, is the root of this problem. Another explanation is that your cell phone isn’t running the latest version of its operating system. A new software update could fix a bug that’s causing the issue with Bitmoji and Snapchat.

How To Update Your iPhone

Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. Tap Download and Install or Install Now if an iOS update is available.

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How To Update Your Android

Open Settings, then scroll down and tap Software Update. Tap Download And Install if an update is available.
Android Software Update

Unlink Bitmoji From Your Snapchat Account

It’s possible Bitmoji is not working on Snapchat because some component of what links the apps together has broken down. By unlinking the apps and connecting them again, they’ll both get a fresh start, which could potentially fix the issue.

Open Snapchat and tap on the Account Icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen — it might look like your Bitmoji face. Next, tap the Settings gear in the upper-right corner of the screen, then select Bitmoji. Finally, tap Unlink My Profile -> Unlink.

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If you originally set up Bitmoji through Snapchat, completing this step will erase your Bitmoji account. You will need to set up your Bitmoji again when you reconnect your account to Snapchat.

Delete And Reinstall Snapchat And Bitmoji

Sometimes the only way to fix a malfunctioning app is to delete it and reinstall. It’s possible a file within the app has become corrupted. When the app is reinstalled, it gets a completely fresh start.

How To Delete And Reinstall An App On iPhone

Find the app you want to delete on the Home screen or in the App Library. Press and hold on the app’s icon until the menu appears. Tap Remove App -> Delete App -> Delete to uninstall the app on your iPhone.

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Once the app has uninstalled, open the App Store and search for the app using the Search tab at the bottom of the screen. Tap the cloud button to reinstall the app on your iPhone.

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How To Delete And Reinstall Snapchat On Android

To remove Snapchat from your Android, open the Google Play Store. Then, tap your profile picture in the upper right and tap My Apps & Games. Next, locate Snapchat and tap Uninstall.

To download Snapchat again, just navigate back to the My Apps & Games page in the Google Play Store. Then, find Snapchat’s listing and select Install.

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Snapping Again, Bit By Bit

Hopefully, you have now found the reason why Snapchat won’t work with Bitmoji. Whether Snapchat, Bitmoji, or your cell phone was the cause of the problem, we hope both the apps are working normally once again. Please be sure to share this with article with any of your friends who encounter the same problem!

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iPhone Can’t Find Bluetooth Devices? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-cant-find-bluetooth-devices-heres-the-fix/ Sat, 29 May 2021 01:06:25 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=360704&preview=true&preview_id=360704 You’re about to go for a run, but your iPhone won’t connect to your Bluetooth headphones. If you’re like me, you can’t run without music! In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when your iPhone can’t find Bluetooth devices. Turn Bluetooth Off And Back On Your iPhone may just be experiencing a [...]

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You’re about to go for a run, but your iPhone won’t connect to your Bluetooth headphones. If you’re like me, you can’t run without music! In this article, I’ll explain how to fix the problem when your iPhone can’t find Bluetooth devices.

Turn Bluetooth Off And Back On

Your iPhone may just be experiencing a minor software or connectivity glitch. Turning Bluetooth off and back on gives your iPhone and your Bluetooth device a second chance to reconnect.

Open Settings and tap Bluetooth. Tap the switch next to Bluetooth to turn if off. You’ll know Bluetooth is off when the switch is gray. Wait a few seconds, then tap the switch again to turn Bluetooth back on.

Turn Bluetooth off and back on

Check to see if your Bluetooth device shows up under Devices. If it does, tap on it to pair it to your iPhone. If it doesn’t show up, or if it’s still not pairing, move onto the next step.

Restart Your iPhone

Restarting your iPhone can solve a lot of minor software problems. All of the apps and programs running shut down naturally and get a fresh start when your iPhone restarts.

If you have an iPhone with Face ID, press and hold the volume up or volume down button and the side button simultaneously. Release both buttons when “slide to power off” appears. Use one finger to swipe the power icon from left to right to shut down your iPhone.

Wait 30–60 seconds, then press and hold the side button again to turn your iPhone back on. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

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If your iPhone doesn’t have Face ID, press and hold the power button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen. Swipe the power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone. Wait 30–60 seconds, then press and hold the power button to turn your iPhone on again. Release the power button when the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Activate Pairing Mode On Your Bluetooth Device

Many Bluetooth devices have a button that puts them into pairing mode. You need to press this button and bring your Bluetooth device in range of your iPhone when you take it out of the box for the first time.

Check to see if your Bluetooth device has a pairing mode button. If it does, press and hold that button, then check to see if your Bluetooth device has appeared on your iPhone.

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Reset Network Settings

Reset Network Settings erases all the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Cellular, and VPN settings on your iPhone and restores them to factory defaults. This step has the potential to fix a deeper software issue that could be preventing your iPhone from finding Bluetooth devices. Keep in mind that after completing this step, you’ll have to reenter your Wi-Fi passwords, reconnect all of your Bluetooth devices, and reconfigure your VPN, if you have one.

When you’re ready, open Settings and tap General -> Reset -> Reset Network Settings. Enter your iPhone passcode, then tap Reset Network Settings again to confirm your decision.

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Your iPhone will turn off, complete the reset, then turn on again. When it does, go to Settings -> Bluetooth to check if your iPhone can find Bluetooth devices.

Put Your iPhone In DFU Mode

A DFU (Device Firmware Update) restore is the deepest restore that can be performed on an iPhone. Every line of code gets erased and reloaded, and the most recent version of iOS is installed on your iPhone. This is the last step you can before ruling out a software problem. Check out our comprehensive article to learn how to put your iPhone into DFU mode and restore!

Repair Options

If you’ve made it this far and your iPhone still can’t find Bluetooth devices, it’s time to contact Apple support. There may be a hardware problem that’s preventing it from connecting to Bluetooth. Get in touch with Apple support online or over the phone. Make sure to schedule an appointment first if you want to go into your local Apple Store!

Bluetooth Devices: Found!

You’ve fixed the problem and your iPhone is finding Bluetooth devices again! Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends and family what to do when their iPhone can’t find Bluetooth devices. Have any other questions about your iPhone? Leave them in the comments section down below!

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iPhone Isn’t Activated? Here’s Why & The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/iphone-is-not-activated-heres-why-the-fix/ Thu, 27 May 2021 17:25:40 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=360830&preview=true&preview_id=360830 You’re trying to use your iPhone, but an error message keeps telling you it’s not activated. Now you can’t connect to your carrier’s wireless network! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when you see the iPhone isn’t activated error. What Does “Not Activated” Mean? The message “iPhone Is Not Activated” on your iPhone when [...]

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You’re trying to use your iPhone, but an error message keeps telling you it’s not activated. Now you can’t connect to your carrier’s wireless network! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when you see the iPhone isn’t activated error.

What Does “Not Activated” Mean?

The message “iPhone Is Not Activated” on your iPhone when it’s unable to connect to your carrier’s activation servers. This error could be caused by a minor software problem, an issue with your carrier’s network, or a hardware problem. The steps below will help you diagnose and fix the real reason why your iPhone isn’t activated!

Restart Your iPhone

A great place to start with most problems is to turn your iPhone off and back on again. Restarting an iPhone can resolve some of the glitches preventing it from performing basic functions, including activation.

iPhones Without Face ID

Press and hold the power button on on the right side of your iPhone until “slide to power off” appears. Swipe the red and white power icon from left to right to shut down your iPhone.

Wait 30–60 seconds, then press and hold the power button again until the Apple logo appears on the screen. Release the power button when the Apple logo appears.

iPhones With Face ID

Simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button until “slide to power off” appears on the screen. Use a finger to swipe the red and white power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone.

Wait 30–60 seconds to let your iPhone completely shut down. Them, press and hold the side button. Release the side button when the Apple logo appears on the center of the screen.

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Check For A Carrier Settings Update

Apple and wireless carriers occasionally release carrier settings updates to improve your iPhone’s connection to your carrier’s network. Out-of-date carrier settings could be the reason why your iPhone isn’t activating.

It’s a good idea to install a new carrier settings update as soon as it becomes available. It only takes a few seconds!

Generally, a pop-up will appear on your iPhone letting you know a carrier settings update is available. They’re hard to miss, but if you do, you can manually check for a carrier settings update by opening Settings and tapping General -> About. If a carrier settings update is available, a pop-up will appear within 10–15 seconds.

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Turn Cellular Off And Back On

Toggling Cellular off and on again can fix a minor software issue preventing your iPhone from activating using cellular data. Your iPhone gets a second chance to connect to your carrier’s wireless network.

Open Settings and tap Cellular. Tap the switch next to Cellular Data to turn it off. Wait a few seconds, then tap the switch to turn Cellular Data on again.

Try Using Wi-Fi Instead

If your iPhone isn’t activating while using Cellular Data, try connecting to a Wi-Fi network instead. Wi-Fi usually provides a more reliable internet connection than Cellular Data.

Open Settings and tap Wi-Fi. Tap on your Wi-Fi network under Networks. Enter your Wi-Fi password, then tap Join in the upper right-hand corner of the screen. A checkmark will appear next to the name of your Wi-Fi network once your iPhone is connected to it.

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Update Your iPhone

Updating your iPhone to the latest version of iOS can sometimes fix software bugs and wireless connectivity issues. Some iOS updates include “modem updates” which occasionally fix Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity problems.

Open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. Tap Download and Install or Install Now if an iOS update is available.

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Eject And Reinsert Your SIM Card

The SIM card is what connects your iPhone to your wireless carrier’s network. Removing and reinserting your SIM card can give your iPhone another chance to connect to your carrier’s network. It’s also possible the SIM card isn’t sitting perfectly inside the SIM tray, preventing your iPhone from connecting to your carrier’s network and activating.

First, locate the SIM card tray on your iPhone. Apple has a handy guide if you’re having trouble locating the tray. Then, use a SIM card ejector tool or a straightened-out paperclip to open the tray. Once the tray is open, adjust the SIM card if necessary, then push the tray back into your iPhone.

Check out our other article if you need more help ejecting the SIM card on your iPhone!

Reset Network Settings

Network settings control how an iPhone will connect to Wi-Fi and cellular network, Bluetooth devices, and virtual private networks (VPNs). Reset Network Settings will erase the Wi-Fi, Cellular, Bluetooth, and VPN settings on your iPhone and reset them to factory defaults. This can sometimes fix a lingering software issue.

Open Settings and tap General. Then, tap Reset -> Reset Network Settings. Enter your iPhone passcode, then tap Reset Network Settings again when the confirmation pop-up appears.

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Your iPhone will shut down, reset, then turn itself on again. Try activating your iPhone when it turns on after the reset!

Contact Your Wireless Carrier

If your iPhone still says that is not activated, it’s time to reach out to your wireless carrier for help. There might be an issue with your account only a customer service representative can fix. Google the name of your wireless carrier and “customer support” to find the appropriate number to call. Reaching out to your carrier’s support team on Twitter is also a great way to get help quickly!

iPhone: Activated!

When an iPhone won’t activate, it can get very frustrating very quickly. While it may sound like a serious problem, in truth, there are several easy steps you can take at home to resolve this error. Start with the basics and keep troubleshooting, your iPhone will be functioning normally soon! Thanks for reading. If you have any questions or suggestions, please leave them in the comments below.

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How To Reset An AirTag https://www.payetteforward.com/how-to-reset-an-airtag/ https://www.payetteforward.com/how-to-reset-an-airtag/#respond Thu, 27 May 2021 15:37:35 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=508493 You want to reset your AirTag, but you’re not sure how. There are no buttons or touch screen to press! In this article, I’ll explain how to reset an AirTag! Would you rather watch than read? Check out our video tutorial on how to reset an AirTag! When Should I Reset My AirTag? There are [...]

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You want to reset your AirTag, but you’re not sure how. There are no buttons or touch screen to press! In this article, I’ll explain how to reset an AirTag!

Would you rather watch than read? Check out our video tutorial on how to reset an AirTag!

When Should I Reset My AirTag?

There are a couple reasons why you may want to try to reset your AirTag. Like on a cell phone or tablet, a quick reset can sometimes fix a software problem. If your AirTag hasn’t been working properly, it’s possible that resetting it could get rid of any minor software problems it’s experiencing. Check out our other article for more AirTag troubleshooting steps!

Another reason to reset an AirTag is if you give or receive a used one as a gift. Someone else’s AirTag won’t work on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod (and vice versa) if it’s still connected to a different device.

How Do I Reset My AirTag?

Grab the AirTag you want to reset and hold it with the metal battery covering facing you. Using two fingers, press down on the battery cover and twist it counter clockwise. It only needs to be turned slightly before it becomes dislodged from the rest of the AirTag.

AirTag on table

Next, remove the battery cover and take out the battery. Put the battery back in the AirTag and press down on it. Keep pressing until the AirTag makes a sound. Once you hear the sound, remove, replace, and press down on the battery another four times. Fully remove the battery from the AirTag every time you do this.

panasonic battery in airtags

Check For The Sound

Every time you put the battery back in, make sure you hear the sound before you take it back out. The fifth time you repeat this process, the sound the AirTag makes will be different from the previous four. You’ll know your AirTag has been reset when the sound play it plays is different.

After Your AirTag Is Reset

Line up the metal battery cover’s feet with the three slots in the back of the AirTag. Place the battery cover back on the AirTag and twist it clockwise to lock it back into place.

Once the AirTag has been put back together, place it next to the iPhone, iPad, or iPod you’d like to connect it to. If no on-screen prompt appears, open Find My, tap on the Items tab, then tap Add New Item.

add new item in find my app

Reset And Ready To Go!

You’ve successfully reset your AirTag! While it was a bit tedious, you can now set up your AirTag like new. Make sure to share this article on social media, or leave a comment down below if you have any other questions.

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How Do I Change An AirTag Battery? Here’s The Truth! https://www.payetteforward.com/how-to-change-airtag-battery/ https://www.payetteforward.com/how-to-change-airtag-battery/#respond Tue, 25 May 2021 20:36:09 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=508498 It’s finally time to switch out your AirTag’s battery, but you’re not how to do it. You don’t see any tabs to remove or screws to take out, so how do you put a new battery in? In this article, I’ll explain how to change your AirTag’s battery, quick and easy! What Kind Of Battery [...]

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It’s finally time to switch out your AirTag’s battery, but you’re not how to do it. You don’t see any tabs to remove or screws to take out, so how do you put a new battery in? In this article, I’ll explain how to change your AirTag’s battery, quick and easy!

What Kind Of Battery Do AirTags Need?

AirTags are powered by a single CR2032 coin battery. You can usually find them at your local pharmacy or grocery store, but you’ll generally get the best priced CR2032 batteries from Amazon.

panasonic battery in airtags

CR2032 batteries power a large number of household objects, including kitchen scales, TV remotes, and watches. You may have some around your house already!

Warning: Watch Out For Duracell Batteries!

We recently discovered a serious AirTags design flaw — they don’t work with Duracell CR2032 batteries! Duracell CR2032 batteries have a thin layer of bitter coating designed to prevent children from eating them. Unfortunately, this coating blocks the AirTag battery connector, preventing it from powering up.

If you would like to know more about this design issue, and which CR2032 batteries we recommend, check out our video all about the AirTags design flaw on YouTube!

How Do I Change An AirTag Battery?

Once you have a new CR2032 battery and you’re ready to make the switch, grab your AirTag. Hold your AirTag with the metal battery cover facing toward you, then press down on it.

Carefully twist the battery cover counterclockwise until it pops out of place. You should only need to rotate it slightly before the battery cover comes off. Remove the cover, then take out the old battery.

open airtag with cr2032 batteries

Next, grab your new CR2032 battery. Most CR2032 batteries have a label engraved on the front and a smooth surface on the back. Place the battery into the AirTag with the labeled side facing toward you. The AirTag should make a noise when you place the new battery in.

Once you hear the noise, line the AirTag battery cover’s feet up with the thin slots on the inside of the AirTag. Place the battery cover into the back of the AirTag, then twist it clockwise until it locks back in place. Once the battery cover stops rotating, you’re all set!

How Long Do AirTag Batteries Last?

Apple estimates that an AirTag battery can last for over a year of regular use before it needs to be changed. However, Apple got this estimate by testing the battery for much heavier daily use than the average AirTag user will need.

Unless you constantly lose your AirTag and need to use the Play Sound or Precision Finding feature on a daily basis, your AirTag’s battery will probably last much longer than a year.

AirTag: Back In Business!

When an AirTag runs out of battery, it turns into a shiny dead weight on the object it’s attached to. We hope this helped you change your AirTag battery so you can once again locate your tagged item. If you have any questions, feel free to let us know in the comments!

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Why Is My iPhone So Slow? Here’s The Fix! (For iPad Too!) https://www.payetteforward.com/why-is-my-iphone-so-slow-heres-the-fix-for-ipad-too/ https://www.payetteforward.com/why-is-my-iphone-so-slow-heres-the-fix-for-ipad-too/#comments Mon, 24 May 2021 15:00:16 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=2056 From a former Apple employee: Learn the real reasons why your iPad or iPhone is so slow and exactly how to make them run as fast as possible.

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If you believe your iPhone and iPad have been getting slower over time, you’re probably right. The decline in speed happens so gradually that it’s almost imperceptible, but one day you realize that your apps are responding slowly, menus are sluggish, and Safari is taking forever to load simple websites. In this article, I’ll explain the real reasons why your iPhone is so slow and show you the fixes that will make your iPhone, iPad, or iPod run as fast as possible.

Would you rather watch than read? Check out our brand new video on YouTube where we discuss twelve tips for speeding up your iPhone!

Before We Begin: Should I Just Buy A New iPhone or iPad?

New iPhones and iPads have more powerful processors, and it’s true that they are faster than older models. Most of the time, however, it’s not necessary to buy a new iPhone or iPad if yours is running slow. Usually, a software problem on your iPhone or iPad is what’s causing it to run slowly and fixing your software can make a world of difference. That’s exactly what this article is about.

The Real Reasons Why Your iPhone Is So Slow

All of the fixes I describe in this article work equally well for iPhones, iPads, and iPods, because they all run Apple’s iOS operating system. As we’ll discover, it’s software, not hardware, that is the root of the problem.

1. Your iPhone Is Out Of Available Storage Space

no available storage for iphone

Like all computers, iPhones have a limited amount of storage space. The current iPhones come in 16 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB varieties. (GB stands for gigabyte, or 1000 megabytes). Apple refers to these storage amounts as the iPhone’s “capacity”, and in this respect, and iPhone’s capacity is like the size of a hard drive on a Mac or PC.

After you’ve owned your iPhone for a while and taken lots of pictures, downloaded music, and installed a bunch of apps, it’s easy to run out of available memory.

Problems begin to occur when the amount of available storage space reaches 0. I’m going to avoid a technical discussion at this point, but suffice to say that all computers need a little bit of “wiggle room” to keep the software running smoothly.

How Do I Check How Much Free Space Is Available On My iPhone?

Head to Settings -> General -> About and look at the number to the right of Available. If you have more than a few gigabytes available, skip to the next step — this isn’t your problem.

How Much Memory Should I Leave Available On My iPhone?

The iPhone is a very memory-efficient device. In my experience, you don’t need much available memory to keep things running smoothly. My advice to avoid a slow iPhone is this: Keep 500 MB free at the very least, and 1 GB free if you’d like to be totally safe.

How Can I Free Up Memory On My iPhone?

Fortunately, it’s easy to track down what’s taking up space on your iPhone. Head to Settings -> General -> iPhone Storage and you’ll see a descending list of what’s taking up the most space on your iPhone.

view storage space on iphone

Photos have to be deleted using the Photos app, iTunes or Finder, but Music and Apps can easily be removed from this screen. For apps, just tap on the name of the app and tap Delete App. For Music, swipe your finger from right to left on the items you’d like to delete, and tap Delete.

You can quickly optimize your iPhone storage by enabling some of the features underneath the Recommendations submenu. For example, if you enable Auto Delete Old Conversations, your iPhone will automatically delete any messages or attachments that you sent or received over a year ago.

2. All Your Apps Are Loaded In Memory At Once (And You Don’t Know It)

lots of apps running on iphone

What happens if you open a whole bunch of programs at the same time on your Mac or PC? Everything slows down. Your iPhone is no different. I’ve covered this point in other articles, including my article about how to save iPhone battery life, but it’s necessary to address here as well.

Whenever you open an app, it’s loaded into the application memory on your iPhone. When you go back to the home screen, the app closes, right? Wrong!

When you leave any app, that app has a certain amount of time to go into a suspended state, and theoretically, apps should have very little effect on your iPhone when they’re suspended.

In reality, even after you leave an app, that app stays loaded into your iPhone’s RAM. Every model iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have 1 GB RAM. As I mentioned above, the iPhone manages memory extremely well, but having lots of apps open at the same time can cause your iPhone to slow down.

Which Apps Are Suspended On My iPhone? And How Do I Close Them?

To view the apps that are suspended in memory on your iPhone, double-click the Home button and you’ll see the Multitasking view. If your iPhone doesn’t have a Home button, swipe up from the bottom to the center of the screen and hold your finger there.

To close an app, use your finger to swipe it off the top of the screen. This doesn’t delete the app, but it does clear the app from suspended memory on your iPhone. I recommend closing all your apps at least once every few days to keep things running smoothly.

I’ve seen iPhones with dozens of apps suspended in memory, and clearing them out makes a huge difference. Show your friends, too! If they didn’t know all their apps were still loaded in memory, they’ll be grateful for your help.

Keep Your Apps Up To Date

One way to keep your iPhone and your apps running efficiently is to update them regularly. Developers release app updates to fix bugs and introduce new features.

To see which apps have available updates, open the App Store and tap on the Account Icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

Scroll down to the Updates section, then tap Update next to an app you want to update, or tap Update All to update every single one of your apps simultaneously.

check for updates to apps

3. You Need To Update Your Software

updating the latest software of an iphone

Head to Settings -> General -> Software Update, and if there’s a software update available, download and install it.

update to ios 14.4

But can’t software updates cause slowdowns?

Yes, they can, but here’s what typically happens after a software update and why yet another software update fixes issues the first one caused. Let’s illustrate using our friend who we’ll call Bob:

  1. Bob updates his iPad 2 to iOS 8. It’s really, really slow. Bob is sad.
  2. Bob and all of his friends complain to Apple about how slow his iPad 2 is.
  3. Apple engineers realize that Bob is right and release iOS 8.0.1 to address “performance issues” with Bob’s iPad.
  4. Bob updates his iPad. His iPad isn’t as fast as it once was, but it’s a lot better than before.

4. Some Of Your Apps Are Still Running In The Background

apps still running in the background

It’s important for some apps to continue running even after they’re closed. If you use an app like Facebook Messenger, you’d probably want to be alerted whenever you receive a new message. That’s all well and good, but I believe that it’s important for you to understand two things with regard to apps that are allowed to run in the background:

  1. Not all apps are coded by developers of the same skill. One app running in the background might slow down your iPhone a lot while another might have an indiscernible impact. There’s no good way to measure each app’s impact, but a rule of thumb is that lesser-known apps with smaller budgets may be more problematic than big-budget apps, simply because of the amount of resources needed to develop a world-class app.
  2. I believe that it’s very important for you to choose which apps you’d like to allow to continue running in the background of your iPhone.

Which Apps Are Allowed To Continue Running In The Background Of My iPhone?

Head to Settings -> General -> Background App Refresh to see a list of apps on your iPhone that are currently allowed to continue running even when they’re not open.

check background app refresh on iphone

I don’t recommend turning off Background App Refresh entirely, because as we said before, allowing certain apps to run in the background is most definitely a good thing. Instead, ask yourself this question for each app:

“Do I need this app to alert me or send me messages when I’m not using it?”

If the answer is no, then I’d recommend you turn off Background App Refresh for that specific app. Go down through the list, and if you’re like me, you’ll only have a select few apps left on by the very end.

To learn more about this function, Apple’s support article about Multitasking and Background App Refresh has some good information. Be aware, however, that support articles on Apple’s website tend to be written from an idealistic perspective, whereas I take a more pragmatic approach.

5. Turn Your iPhone Off And Back On Again

turning off an iphone

Can simply rebooting your iPhone make that much of a difference? Yes! Especially if you’ve completed all of the previous steps, turning off your iPhone (the correct way, not a hard reset) purges the iPhone’s memory and gives it a fresh, clean start.

How Do I Reboot My iPhone?

The way to reboot your iPhone varies depending on the model you own. If you have an iPhone 8 or older, press and hold the Sleep / Wake button (also referred to as the power button) until “slide to power off” appears. If you have an iPhone X or newer, simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button until “slider to power off” appears.

Slide your finger across the display and wait as your iPhone powers all the way off. Don’t be surprised if it takes 30 seconds or so for the little white circle to stop spinning.

After your iPhone is off, press and hold the power button (iPhones without Face ID) or side button (iPhones with Face ID) again until you see the Apple logo appear, and then let go. If you’ve completed the steps above, you’ll see a noticeable increase in speed after it reboots. You’ve lightened the load on your iPhone, and your iPhone will show you its gratitude with increased speed.

6. Remove Unnecessary Widgets

iOS 14 revamped widgets. They can now be added directly to the Home screen, and they’re a bit more dynamic. While widgets allow you to personalize your iPhone and get more out of it, having too many on the Home screen can slow down your iPhone. It’s a good idea to check your widgets and remove the ones you don’t use.

First, swipe left to right on the Home screen until you’ve made it all the way over to the left. This is where widgets used to exclusively live prior to iOS 14. Tap Edit, then tap the minus button in the upper left-hand corner of a widget to remove it.

remove widget on iphone

Next, swipe left to right to go back to the main Home screen. Press and hold on any widget you’d like to remove, then tap Remove Widget.

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7. Turn Off Push Mail

When Push Mail is on, your iPhone stays constantly connected to your mail server in order to push new emails to you as soon as they arrive. While this may sound convenient, your iPhone can slow down when it’s always checking if there’s new mail. We recommend switching mail from Push to Fetch to help speed up your iPhone (and save some battery life too).

Open Settings and tap Mail -> Accounts.

accounts in mail settings

Then, tap Fetch New Data and turn off the switch next to Push at the top of the screen. Finally, select how often you’d like your iPhone to Fetch new mail.

turn off push mail and set fetch interval

Bonus Tips For A Faster iPhone

After writing this article, there are a couple less-common scenarios that I feel I need to address.

Speed Up Safari By Clearing Saved Website Data

cleaning up cache of apple safari

If Safari is running slowly, one of the most common reasons for sluggish speed is that you’ve accumulated lots and lots of saved website data. This is a normal process, but if too much data builds up over a long period of time, Safari can slow down. Fortunately, clearing this data is easy.

Head to Settings -> Safari and tap Clear History and Website Data and then Clear History and Data again to remove the history, cookies, and other browsing data from your iPhone.

clear history and website data on iphone

Reset All Settings To Speed Everything Up

If you’ve tried everything above and your iPhone is still too slow, “Reset All Settings” is often a magic bullet that can speed things up.

Sometimes, a corrupted settings file or misconfiguration of a specific app can wreak havoc on your iPhone, and tracking down that type of a problem can be very, very difficult.

“Reset All Settings” resets your iPhone and all of your apps to their default settings, but it doesn’t remove any apps or data from your iPhone. I only recommend doing this if you’ve exhausted all of your other options. You’ll have to sign into your apps again, so make sure you know your important usernames and passwords before you do it.

If you’ve decided you’d like to give it a try, go to Settings -> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings to restore your iPhone back to its factory default settings.

reset all settings on an iphone

Wrapping It Up

If you’ve been wondering why your iPhone is so slow, I sincerely hope this article has helped you get to the core of the issue. We’ve gone over the reasons why iPhones, iPads, and iPods get slower with time, and we’ve discussed how to make your iPhone faster. I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below, and as always, I’ll do my best to help you out along the way.

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Best Headphones For Zoom: Our Top Picks! https://www.payetteforward.com/best-headphones-for-zoom/ Sun, 23 May 2021 04:11:16 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=407837&preview=true&preview_id=407837 You log into Zoom possibly for a class, work, or a virtual meeting with your family. Your headphones aren’t working very well, and you want to know what the best headphones for Zoom are. Here, we’ll show you five pairs of headphones we recommend so you can hear everyone clearly. Apple AirPods Pro The Apple [...]

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You log into Zoom possibly for a class, work, or a virtual meeting with your family. Your headphones aren’t working very well, and you want to know what the best headphones for Zoom are. Here, we’ll show you five pairs of headphones we recommend so you can hear everyone clearly.

Apple AirPods Pro

The Apple AirPods Pro are our first recommendation if you want the best Zoom headphones for $250. These are wireless, which is ideal for working at a computer since you won’t have to worry about wires getting in the way. The price includes the wireless charging case, which gives your AirPods Pro over 24 hours of battery life to use throughout the day.

These headphones are also an Apple product, which means that they easily sync with other Apple devices like your iPhone and your Mac computer. You can access Siri the same way you would an iPhone by saying “Hey Siri.”

Apple’s AirPods Pro also come with adaptive technology that equalizes the sound to the shape of your ear. This and the three different sizes of silicone tips make for a personalized experience for each user. If you want to make the most out of these headphones, they’re also sweat and water resistant which are ideal for working out.

Samsung Galaxy Buds+

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ vary in price between $130-$200 and come in five different colors. These are some of the best headphones for Zoom because they’re compatible with both Android and iOS devices. These in-ear headphones have an external and internal microphone to make sure that your voice is heard loud and clear.

Like the Apple AirPods Pro, the Samsung Galaxy Buds come with a wireless charging case that gives you eleven hours of nonstop music or 22 hours of serious sound. If you forget to charge your headphones the night before your Zoom call, these headphones only take three minutes to charge an hour of usage.

Beats Solo3: Headphones For Zoom

The Beats Solo3 Wireless are on-ear headphones that come in six different colors and cost $200. This pair is compatible with both Android and iOS devices and even Bluetooth connectivity for you computer. These are easily adjustable to fit anyone’s ears and portable with the carrying case provided.

These are one of the best headphones for Zoom because of their 40 hour battery life which gives you over 24 hours of usage. And, with the Beats Solo3 Wireless’ charging speed, five minutes of charging time can get you three hours of playback time if your battery is low.

Beats have an award-winning sound design that’s fit for using your headphones outside of Zoom. To make this efficient, they have on-ear buttons and functions on the side of the ear pieces to make calling, music control, and talking to Siri easy for the consumer.

Logitech USB Headset H390

The Logitech USB Headset H390 can be found online for around $45, cheaper than the other options above since they’re wired. These connect straight to your computer and are compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 9 and later, and macOS 10.2.8 or later. Unfortunately, one down-side is these headphones don’t connect to your phone, but they’re still some of the best headphones for Zoom.

They come with an extendable noise-cancelling microphone that makes speaking on Zoom easy if you’re in a crowded or loud environment. For easily accessible control there are in-line volume buttons and even a mute option.

Leitner OfficeAlly LH270

The Leitner OfficeAlly LH270 wireless headphones retail for $250 and come with a five-year warranty in case they break. These are a single-ear style headphone and a flexible band to put on your other ear. These are one of the best headphones for Zoom if you’re in meetings frequently since you can switch ears throughout the day.

The price includes a wireless charging station for the headset, and also have a long-lasting battery life. The dual connectivity and can connect to both landline phones as well as mobile phones for easy switching between calls. These headphones come with a extended microphone that’s noise cancelling and great for clear communication.

Best Headphones For Zoom: Now You Know!

After reading the examples we’ve shown you for the best Zoom headphones you can make the right decision for you. This might mean the Apple AirPods Pro, or it could mean the Logitech USH Headset H390 is the right pair. Whichever the case, we hope this article was helpful for you making your choice. Thanks for reading, feel free to leave comments with questions or suggestions!

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What Is The iPhone App Library? Here’s The Truth! https://www.payetteforward.com/what-is-the-iphone-app-library/ Sat, 22 May 2021 16:45:34 +0000 https://dev.planphone.com/?p=408283&preview=true&preview_id=408283 Apple is constantly looking for new ways to improve user experience on their products. With iOS 14, Apple introduced a new way to help reduce Home screen clutter. In this article, I’ll explain what the App Library is on an iPhone and show you how to use it! What Is The App Library On An [...]

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Apple is constantly looking for new ways to improve user experience on their products. With iOS 14, Apple introduced a new way to help reduce Home screen clutter. In this article, I’ll explain what the App Library is on an iPhone and show you how to use it!

What Is The App Library On An iPhone?

The App Library houses all the apps installed on your iPhone, giving you the option to remove certain apps from the Home screen. Before App Library, every app installed on your iPhone appeared on the Home screen, which could lead to a lot of clutter.

The App Library is organized into specific folders such as Social, Utilities, and Recently Added. You can quickly find any app in the App Library using the Search bar.

iphone app library

How To Remove An App From The Home Screen

To start removing apps from the Home screen of your iPhone, press and hold on the icon of any app. Then, tap Remove App -> Remove From Home Screen.

remove iphone app from home screen

While the app won’t appear on the Home screen, it’ll still exist in the App Library!

How To Learn More About iOS 14 & 15

App Library wasn’t the only awesome new feature introduced with iOS 14. Check out our other video to learn more about dynamic widgets, the Translate app, and other awesome iOS 14 features and settings.

Check out our latest video if you want a sneak peak of iOS 15, too!

Would You Like To Check That Out?

You’re now an expert on the iPhone App Library! Make sure to share this article on social media with family and friends to teach them how to reduce Home screen clutter. Have any other questions? Leave a comment down below!

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