Payette Forward https://www.payetteforward.com Expert Help with iPhone, iPad, and Mac Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:37:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.4 Wireless Charging Not Working On iPhone? Here’s The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/wireless-charging-not-working-on-iphone-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/wireless-charging-not-working-on-iphone-fix/#comments Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:00:46 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=13779 Your iPhone is not charging wirelessly and you don’t know why. You placed your iPhone on your charging pad, but nothing happened! In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the problem when your iPhone won’t wirelessly charge and recommend a few of the best Qi-enabled wireless chargers. Does My iPhone Have Wireless Charging? [...]

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Your iPhone is not charging wirelessly and you don’t know why. You placed your iPhone on your charging pad, but nothing happened! In this article, I’ll show you how to fix the problem when your iPhone won’t wirelessly charge and recommend a few of the best Qi-enabled wireless chargers.

Does My iPhone Have Wireless Charging?

The following iPhones support wireless charging:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

Each of these iPhone will charge when placed on a Qi-enabled wireless charging pad. The iPhone 7 and earlier models do not have wireless charging capabilities.

What To Do When Your iPhone Won’t Charge Wirelessly

  1. Restart Your iPhone

    The first thing to do when wireless charging is not working is to restart your iPhone. Restarting your iPhone can sometimes fix minor software issues and glitches which could be preventing it from charging wirelessly.

    First, turn off your iPhone by pressing and holding the power button until you see slide to power off appear on the display. Then, swipe the red power icon from left to right to turn off your iPhone. If you have an iPhone X, the process is similar, except you’ll hold down the side button and either volume button simultaneously until slide to power off appears on the screen.

    Wait a few seconds, then press and hold the power button (Side button on iPhone X) once again to turn your iPhone back on. Let go of the button when you see the Apple logo appear in the center of your iPhone’s display.

    slide power icon from left to right to turn off iphone

  2. Hard Reset Your iPhone

    If your iPhone is completely unresponsive when you place it on the wireless charging pad, you may need to perform a hard reset. A hard reset will force your iPhone to quickly turn off and back on, which can temporarily fix the problem if your iPhone is not charging wirelessly.

    To hard reset your iPhone, quickly press and release the volume up button, then press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button. Keep holding the side button on the Apple logo appears on your iPhone’s display.

    Don’t be surprised if you have to hold down the side button for 15–30 seconds!

  3. Take Off Your iPhone Case

    Some cases are too thick to keep on your iPhone while you charge it wirelessly. If wireless charging is not working on your iPhone, try taking of its case before placing it on the charging pad.

    If you want to buy a great case that you can keep on your iPhone while you charge it wirelessly, check out our selection in the Payette Forward Storefront on Amazon!

  4. Place Your Charger In The Center Of The Charging Pad

    In order to charge your iPhone wirelessly, make sure you’ve placed it directly in the center of your wireless charging pad. Sometimes your iPhone won’t charge wirelessly if it’s not on the center of the charging pad.

  5. Make Sure Your Wireless Charger Is Plugged In

    An unplugged wireless charging pad could very well be the reason why your iPhone is not charging wirelessly. Quickly make sure your charging pad is plugged!

  6. Make Sure Your Wireless Charger Is Qi-Enabled

    It’s important to keep in mind that the iPhones that can be wirelessly charged will only be able to with Qi-enabled charging pads. Your iPhone probably won’t charge wirelessly on a low-quality or knock-off brand charging pad. In step 9 of this article, we’ll recommend a high-quality, Qi-enabled iPhone wireless charging pad compatible with every iPhone.

  7. Update Your iPhone

    iPhone wireless charging was originally implemented by a iOS software update. If wireless charging is not working on your iPhone, you may just have to update your iPhone to enable its wireless charging functionality.

    To check for a software update, open Settings and tap General -> Software Update. If an iOS update is available, tap Download and Install. If no update is available, you’ll see the software version number and the phrase “Your iPhone is up to date.”

    update iphone to ios 13

  8. DFU Restore Your iPhone

    There’s still a chance that a software issue is the reason why your iPhone won’t wirelessly charge. Our last-ditch effort to fix a potential software problem is the DFU restore, the deepest type of restore that can be done on an iPhone. Check out our article to learn how to put an iPhone in DFU mode and perform a DFU restore.

  9. Get Your Charging Pad Repaired Or Buy A New One

    If you worked through our guide, but your iPhone still won’t wirelessly charge, you may need to replace or repair your charging pad. iPhones can only charge wirelessly on a Qi-enabled charging pad, so make sure your charger is compatible.

    If you’re looking for a great and affordable Qi-enabled charging pad, we recommend the one made by Anker. It’s a high-quality charger and costs less than $10 on Amazon.

  10. Visit The Apple Store

    If your iPhone still won’t charge wirelessly, it may be experiencing a hardware issue. A drop on a hard surface of exposure to water could have damaged some of your iPhone’s internal components, preventing it from being able to wirelessly charge. Take your iPhone into the Apple Store and see what they can do for you. It wouldn’t hurt to bring your wireless charging pad too! We recommend scheduling an appointment before you go in, just to make sure someone is available to help you as soon as you arrive.

No Wires, No Problem!

Your iPhone is charging wirelessly once again! Now that you know what to do when iPhone wireless charging is not working, we hope you’ll share this article on social media with your friends and family too. If you have any other questions, or if you want to share your thoughts about wireless charing with us, leave a comment down below!

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My iPhone Touch Screen Is Not Working! Here’s The Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/my-iphone-touch-screen-is-not-working-heres-the-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/my-iphone-touch-screen-is-not-working-heres-the-fix/#comments Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:00:32 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=5651 It’s natural to feel frustrated when your iPhone touch screen is not working. You use your iPhone for everything, from making calls to scrolling through pictures — but don’t let your “touch screen troubles” get you down. In this article, I’ll explains why the touch screen on your iPhone is not working, how to fix the problems [...]

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It’s natural to feel frustrated when your iPhone touch screen is not working. You use your iPhone for everything, from making calls to scrolling through pictures — but don’t let your “touch screen troubles” get you down. In this article, I’ll explains why the touch screen on your iPhone is not working, how to fix the problems that can be fixed at home, and recommend some great repair options, if it comes to that.

There are a lot of reasons why your iPhone touch screen might stop working. Thankfully, there are also a lot of ways to fix those problems.

Why Is My iPhone Touch Screen Not Responding?

The first thing we need to do is figure out why your iPhone touch screen. Usually, the problem is caused when the physical part of your iPhone’s display that processes touch (called the digitizer) stops working correctly or when your iPhone’s software stops “talking” to the hardware the way it should. In other words, it could be a hardware or a software problem, and I’ll help you with both in this article.

Troubleshooting iPhone software problems typically doesn’t cost anything. It’s also easier than prying off your screen with suction cups (please don’t do this). For this reason, we’ll start with the software fixes and move on to fixing the physical problems if you have to.

A note about drops and spills: If you’ve recently dropped your iPhone, odds are a hardware problem is to blame for your touch screen trouble — but not always. Slow apps and problems that come and go are usually caused by software problems.

If your touch screen works sometimes, keep reading. If it doesn’t work at all, skip to the section below called When Your iPhone Doesn’t Respond To Touch At All.

A Quick Word On iPhone Touch Disease

iPhone touch disease refers to a series of problems that primarily affect the iPhone 6 Plus. These problems include a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display and issues with iPhone gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom and Reachability.

There’s some debate over what causes iPhone touch disease. Apple claims it’s a result of “being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device.” They’re aware of the problem and have a specific repair program if you’re experiencing this issue with your iPhone. iFixIt opened up the iPhone 6 Plus and discovered what they call a “design defect.”

Regardless of what’s really causing the problem, you can take your iPhone into Apple and get it fixed for a $149 service fee.

Software Problems and Your iPhone Touch Screen

A problem with the software that tells your phone how to act can cause your iPhone touch screen to stop working. It may help to reset troublesome software if your iPhone touch screen is not working.

Does your touch screen stop responding when you use a certain app? That app may be to blame. Try uninstalling and reinstalling it. To uninstall an app:

  1. Find the app on your iPhone’s Home screen. The Home screen is what you see below in the screenshot below.
  2. Lightly press and hold your finger on the app icon until all the icons start to shake and there is an “X” in the upper-left corner of the icon.
  3. Tap the “X” and then Delete to remove the app from your iPhone.

delete audible app on iphone

If your iPhone touch screen is not working after you’ve reinstalled the app, send a message to the app developer. They may have a fix for the problem or be working on a solution already.

How Do I Send a Message to the App Developer?

  1. Tap to open the App Store.
  2. Tap Search at the bottom of the screen and search for the app.
  3. Tap the app icon to open details about the app.
  4. Scroll to the bottom and tap Developer Website. The developer’s website will load.
  5. Look for a contact form or email address on the developer’s website. It shouldn’t be hard to find it the developer is worth their salt. Remember that good developers appreciate it when you let them know about problems with their apps!

visit developer website iphone app store

When Your iPhone Doesn’t Respond To Touch At All

Touch screen problems that happen in multiple applications or when you don’t have an app open may be caused by problems with the iPhone’s software. A good first troubleshooting step is to power your iPhone off and back on again, but it’s hard to do that when your touch screen doesn’t work! Instead, we’ll need to do a hard reset. Here’s how:

If your iPhone won’t turn off in the normal way — or if turning your iPhone off and back on again doesn’t solve the problem — try doing a hard reset. To do this, hold the Power and Home Buttons down at the same time. Wait several seconds, until the Apple logo appears on the screen, and then let go.

On an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus, a hard reset is performed by pressing and holding the power button and volume down button together for several seconds until the you see the Apple logo appear on the display.

To hard reset an iPhone 8 or newer model, press and release the volume up button, press and release the volume down button, then press and hold the side button until the screen goes black and the Apple logo appears on the center of the display.

A hard reset abruptly stops all of the background processes on your iPhone and can cause software issues. It usually doesn’t, but it’s a good idea to only do a hard reset when you need to.

My iPhone Touch Screen Still Isn’t Working!

Is your iPhone touch screen still giving you problems? It might be time to try restoring your iPhone to its original settings. Before you do this, be sure to backup your iPhone. You can do this by plugging your iPhone into a computer and running iTunes or using iCloud.

I recommend performing a DFU (Default Firmware Update) restore. This type of restore is a bit more thorough than a traditional iPhone restore. To do this, you’ll need your iPhone, a cable to plug it into the computer, and the most recent version of iTunes.

Putting your iPhone into DFU mode can be a little tricky. For a simple step-by-step walkthrough, check out our article that explains exactly how to put your iPhone into DFU mode. When you’re done, come back here.

When Your Touch Screen Hardware Is To Blame

If you’ve dropped your iPhone recently, you may have damaged the screen. A cracked display is one of the most obvious signs of a damaged screen and can cause all sorts of issues with the touch screen.

A drop can also loosen or damage the delicate under-layers of your iPhone touch screen. What you see and put your hands on is just one part of the touch screen. Underneath, there’s an LCD screen that creates the images you see. There’s also something called a digitizer. The digitizer is the part of the iPhone that senses your touch.

The LCD screen and digitizer both connect to your iPhone’s logic board — that’s the computer that makes your iPhone work. Dropping your iPhone can loosen the cords that connect the LCD screen and digitizer to the logic board. That loose connection can make your iPhone touch screen stop working.

The MacGyver Solution

When iPhones get dropped, the tiny cables that connect to your iPhone’s logic board can become dislodged just enough for the touch screen to stop working, even if there’s no physical damage. It’s a longshot, but you may be able to fix your iPhone’s touch screen by pressing down on the part of the display where the cables connect to the logic board. iPhone display connections to logic board

Warning: Be careful! If you press down too hard, you could crack the display — but this may be one of those “nothing left to lose” situations, and it has worked for me before.Press down over iPhone logic board connections

Options for Fixing a Broken iPhone Touch Screen

If your iPhone touch is not working because it’s completely broken, you could order a kit and try to swap out the parts yourself, but I wouldn’t recommend it. If something goes wrong and you’ve replaced any part of your iPhone with a non-Apple part, the Genius Bar won’t even look at your iPhone — you’ll be on the hook for a brand new iPhone at full retail price.

The Genius Bar does a great job with broken displays, but they charge a premium for their service. If you’d like to save some money, I recommend high-quality third-party repair services like Puls if you’d like to save some money. Puls will come to you and fix your iPhone in as little as 30 minutes with a lifetime warranty, all for less money than Apple.

Once the damaged pieces are replaced, your iPhone touch screen should work like new. If it doesn’t, the software is probably to blame.

Back In Touch With Your iPhone

Your iPhone touch screen is a complex and fascinating piece of technology. I hope this article has helped you if you iPhone touch screen is not working, and I’d love to know which solution worked for you in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!

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Apple ID Sign In Requested? Here’s The Fix! https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-id-sign-in-requested-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/apple-id-sign-in-requested-fix/#respond Fri, 03 Jan 2020 15:19:28 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22509 An Apple ID login has been requested on your iPhone and you’re not sure why. The alert appears every time you sign into your Apple ID! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone says Apple ID Sign In Requested. Why Does My iPhone Say Apple ID Sign In Requested? Your iPhone says [...]

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An Apple ID login has been requested on your iPhone and you’re not sure why. The alert appears every time you sign into your Apple ID! In this article, I’ll explain what to do when your iPhone says Apple ID Sign In Requested.

Why Does My iPhone Say Apple ID Sign In Requested?

Your iPhone says “Apple ID Sign In Requested” because someone (probably you) signed in with your Apple ID on a new device or web browser. When you turn on two-factor authentication, Apple sends a six-digit confirmation code to one of your other “trusted” devices to enter when trying to sign in with your Apple ID.

If you were the one to log in with your Apple ID on a new device or browser, then you have nothing to worry about. Just tap Allow and enter the six-digit code to finish the login process.

apple id sign in requested

If these alerts are annoying you, you can turn off two-factor authentication. Just keep in mind that turning this feature off will make your Apple ID less secure. Additionally, you can only turn off two-factor authentication if your Apple ID account was created before iOS 10.3 or MacOS Sierra 10.12.4. If your Apple ID account is newer than that, the steps below won’t work for you.

To turn off two-factor authentication, head to the Apple ID login page on your computer and sign in. Scroll down to Security and click on Edit.

click edit security questions

Finally, click Turn Off Two-Factor Authentication.

click turn off two factor authentication

However, if you didn’t just login with your Apple ID on a new device or browser, your account may be compromised.

If You Think Your Apple ID Has Been Compromised

First, try signing into your Apple ID on Apple’s website. If you’re able to log in, we recommend changing your password. You can do this on Apple’s website by clicking Change Password… in the Security section.

change apple id password on computer

You can also change your Apple ID password on your iPhone by opening Settings and tapping Your Name -> Password & Security -> Change Password.

change apple id password on iphone

If your account is locked, you’ll have to verify your identity before you can unlock it.

If you have two-factor authentication turned on, you can unlock your Apple ID a couple different ways. First, if you set up a recovery key when you turned two-factor authentication, you can use it to reset your password at iforgot.apple.com.

If you didn’t set up a recovery key, that’s okay — a lot of people don’t. In fact, you can’t even create them anymore!

Fortunately, you can also reset your password with the help of a friend or family member. Have them download the Apple Support app on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

Next, tap on the Get Support tab and tap Apple ID.

get support apple support app

Tap Forgot Apple ID Password, then tap Get Started under Reset Your Password.

reset apple id password support app

Finally, follow the on-screen prompts to reset your Apple ID password.

If you don’t have two-factor authentication turned on, head to https://iforgot.apple.com/ and answer your security questions to verify your identity. Then, you’ll be able to unlock your account with your current Apple ID password before resetting it.

I recommend contacting Apple directly if you’re still having trouble resetting your Apple ID password or unlocking your account.

Next Steps

After logging back into your Apple ID, it’s a good idea to double-check your account information and make sure it’s all up to date. It’s important to make sure your primary email address, recovery email address, phone numbers, and security questions are all accurate. If you have two-factor authentication turned on, double-check your trusted devices and make sure they’re all up to date.

Signed In And Ready To Go!

You’ve fixed the problem on your iPhone and your Apple ID is secure. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your family, friends, and followers what to do when their iPhone says Apple ID Sign In Requested. Leave any other comments or questions about your iPhone down below!

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Best iPad Cases Of 2020 https://www.payetteforward.com/best-ipad-cases/ https://www.payetteforward.com/best-ipad-cases/#respond Tue, 31 Dec 2019 15:36:51 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22495 You want to keep your iPad protected, but you’re not sure which case to get. Do you need one with a keyboard? One with a kickstand? In this article, I’ll help you decide by telling you about the best iPad cases in 2020! SEYMAC Stock Strap Case The SEYMAC Stock is a sturdy, shockproof case [...]

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You want to keep your iPad protected, but you’re not sure which case to get. Do you need one with a keyboard? One with a kickstand? In this article, I’ll help you decide by telling you about the best iPad cases in 2020!

SEYMAC Stock Strap Case

The SEYMAC Stock is a sturdy, shockproof case designed for 9.7 inch iPads. It’s made with high-grade polycarbonate and silicone, keeping your iPad protected even if you drop it. The SEYMAC Stock also has raised edges, which will protect the display even if you drop your iPad directly on its front.

A hand strap is built into the back of this case, making your iPad easier to hold. The SEYMAC stock also has an Apple Pencil holder on its back, making it very easy to travel with your stylus.

If you like to take your iPad on-the-go, you’ll really enjoy the adjustable shoulder strap that comes with this case.

Your purchase includes the case, an adjustable shoulder strap, a microfiber cleaning cloth, an assembly tool, and a user manual to help you get things set up.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation)

Rantice

This Rantice case gives your iPad maximum protection when it’s dropped. This case has raised edges to protect your iPad’s display and shock-absorbing corner to protect its edges and corners.

This iPad case is functional too. A kickstand is built into the back of the case, allowing you to stand up your iPad, This makes it easier to watch shows and movies.

This case comes in eight different colors and only costs $14.99. It has a 4.5 star rating based on nearly 1,300 reviews on Amazon.

Compatible iPads: iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation)

ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case

The ESR Yippee Trifold Smart Case is an affordable, lightweight case that doubles as an iPad stand. It’s made of sturdy polyurethane leather with a gentle microfiber lining. This case is also designed with magnets to hold your iPad in place and prevent its screen from getting cracked.

This case has an impressive 4.5 star rating based on a whopping 8,790 Amazon ratings.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation)

AVAWO Kids Case

This AVAWO case is an excellent case for children. It’s made completely of sturdy, hazard-free materials. It also has a large handle that doubles as a stand for your iPad.

This case is quite popular with Amazon users — it has a 4.3 star rating based on more than 1,800 Amazon reviews.

Compatible iPads: iPad 9.7 inch (2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation)

Ztotop Leather Case

This Ztotop Leather Case is excellent for business professionals. It’s made of synthetic leather and has a handstrap, Apple Pencil holder, and a pocket for paperwork.

This case can fold and serve as a stand, making your iPad easier to use and view. It has a magnetic closure automatically puts your iPad to sleep when you cover the display.

You can get this stylish case for just $15.99 on Amazon. It has an impressive 4.5 star rating based on nearly 3,700 reviews.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air (2013), iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7 inch (5th Generation), iPad 9.7 inch (6th Generation)

Best iPad Keyboard Cases

If you’re serious about getting a case for your iPad, we’d recommend one with a built-in keyboard. It’s much easier to type using a physical keyboard than your iPad’s touch screen.

A keyboard case makes it easier to proofread and edit what you’ve written using a physical keyboard too, because you won’t have to tap out of the virtual keyboard on your iPad.

ZAGG Rugged Messenger

The ZAGG Rugged Messenger is a bulkier case, but it’s very durable too. It’s designed to keep your iPad protected from drops from heights of more than six feet.  It comes with a magnetic built-in stand that makes it easier to view your iPad at a variety of angles.

If you don’t want to use the keyboard, you can easily detach it. I’ve used this case before and I highly recommend it! I’m not alone — this case has a solid 4-star rating based on more than 500 reviews.

Compatible iPads: iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation), iPad 10.5 inch (5th and 6th Generation)

YEKBEE Keyboard Case

The YEKBEE keyboard case is a stylish option for 2020. The keyboard built into the case has a backlight with seven color settings and three levels of brightness.

The design is sleek with synthetic leather covering the outside. It has an “anti-sliding” lining that will keep your iPad in place. If you so desire, you can remove the keyboard and you’re left with just a case for your iPad.

This iPad comes with a one-year warranty, so you’ll have peace of mind when making your purchase.

If you like this case, but want some additional colors and functionality, YEKBEE offers a slightly more expensive keyboard case.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad (2017), iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation), iPad 10.2 inch (2019), iPad Air 10.5 inch

OWNTECH Keyboard Case

The OWNTECH keyboard case makes your iPad look like a Mac laptop! Just like with a laptop, your iPad enters sleep mode when you close the case.

The case doesn’t cover the camera, Home button, or speakers, so it won’t get in the way of your iPad’s most important functions. When you need to charge the case, it only takes three hours!

This iPad keyboard case comes with a two-year warranty, so you can feel confident about your purchase.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation)

New Trent Keyboard Case

If you’re looking for a less expensive iPad keyboard case in 2020, this one from New Trent is a great option! You can get it for less than $40 on Amazon. This case has a hard shell and can swivel in any direction.

The keyboard has a built in stand, making it easier to type. The case is also detachable from the keyboard for times when you don’t need to type.

Compatible iPads: iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 9.7 inch (5th and 6th Generation) 

Case Closed!

We hope this guide helped you choose from the best iPad cases in 2020. Leave a comment down below to let us know which one is your favorite!

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Best Waterproof Cell Phone Pouch 2020: Review, Cost, Deals https://www.payetteforward.com/best-waterproof-cell-phone-pouch/ https://www.payetteforward.com/best-waterproof-cell-phone-pouch/#respond Thu, 26 Dec 2019 15:00:36 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22360 You want to protect your iPhone from water damage, but you’re not sure how. You can give your water-resistant iPhone extra protection by carrying it in a waterproof pouch when you’re spending a day at the beach or lounging by the pool. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best waterproof cell phone pouches in [...]

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You want to protect your iPhone from water damage, but you’re not sure how. You can give your water-resistant iPhone extra protection by carrying it in a waterproof pouch when you’re spending a day at the beach or lounging by the pool. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best waterproof cell phone pouches in 2020.

Why You Need A Waterproof Cell Phone Pouch

Waterproof cell phone pouches are a great, low-cost investment that every person should make. You can get a two-pack of waterproof pouches and protect your iPhone from costly water damage for less than $9 on Amazon.

The truth is that modern smartphones are water-resistant, not waterproof. New smartphones like the iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10 have an ingress protection rating of IP68, meaning that they’re designed to be water-resistant when submerged approximately two meters in water for up to thirty minutes. When you begin pushing those limits, you run the risk of permanently damaging your cell phone.

What manufacturers often don’t tell you is that cell phone water-resistance can wear down over time, making your cell phone more vulnerable to water damage. Cell phone damage resulting from contact with water or other liquids isn’t covered by your iPhone’s warranty.

A waterproof pouch is great for days at the beach or by the pool. They’re also useful in the winter, especially if you live in an area with a lot of snow or enjoy sledding, snowboarding, or skiing.

Best Waterproof Cell Phone Pouches

MPOW Two-Pack

The MPOW waterproof pouch is an affordable option that’ll keep your cell phone protected from liquid damage. It can fit any smartphone with a screen size of less than 6.8 inches. Your iPhone 11 Pro Max or Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus will fit in this pouch!

It’s transparent cover will allow you to see your phone’s display, which is great if you want to watch a show or movie. The pouch is designed with a large strap making the case easier to carry — you can even wear it around your neck.

AiRunTech Waterproof Dry Bag

If you’re looking to carry more than just a phone in your waterproof pouch, AiRunTech has a lot of great solutions. This company sells larger waterproof bags and fanny packs that’ll keep your devices and personal items protected from liquid damage. These products range anywhere from $7.59–27.99.

Stash Waterpocket

The Stash Waterpocket is a waterproof cell phone pouch designed with higher-quality materials than the less-expensive waterproof pouches on the market. This pouch has a braided, flippable “Stash Leash” made of nautical shock cord. It’s less flimsy than the strap that comes with the MPOW waterproof pouch.

As someone who has used a less expensive waterproof pouch like the one sold by MPOW, I can tell you that they’ll get the job done. I’ve used it on multiple occasions and never had a single issue. However, there’s no doubt that the Stash Waterpocket is designed with better materials, and will likely last much longer.

Here’s my advice: If you’re planning a trip and aren’t planning on using the waterproof cell phone pouch often, get the MPOW case. If you regularly go to the beach, hang out by the pool, or practice winter sports, get the Stash Waterpocket. It costs a little extra, but it’s probably worth the peace of mind.

Compare Waterproof Cell Phones

Check out UpPhone to compare every cell phone from every wireless carrier in the United States. We’ll let you know if they’re waterproof!

Making A Splash

You now know everything there is to know about waterproof phone pouches. Make sure to share this article on social media to tell your family, friends, and followers about the best waterproof cell pouch in 2020 and why they need one too! Have any other questions? Leave them in the comments section below!

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Best iPhone Gaming Controllers In 2020 https://www.payetteforward.com/best-iphone-gaming-controllers/ https://www.payetteforward.com/best-iphone-gaming-controllers/#respond Tue, 24 Dec 2019 17:15:54 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22448 You’re into mobile gaming and you’re looking for a way to get an advantage on the competition. Getting a separate gaming controller for your iPhone can make it easier to play your favorite mobile apps. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best iPhone gaming controllers in 2020. Do You Have An XBOX Or [...]

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You’re into mobile gaming and you’re looking for a way to get an advantage on the competition. Getting a separate gaming controller for your iPhone can make it easier to play your favorite mobile apps. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best iPhone gaming controllers in 2020.

Do You Have An XBOX Or A Playstation 4?

If you have an iPhone running iOS 13, you can connect it to your XBOX One or Playstation 4 controller using Bluetooth.

First, make sure iOS 13 is installed on your iPhone. You can check by going to Settings -> General -> About and looking at the number next to Software Version. If it says 13, or 13 followed by decimal points and other numbers, you’re all set.

check iphone software version

If your iPhone isn’t running iOS 13, head to Settings -> General -> Software Update and tap Download and Install.

update iphone to ios 13

Once your iPhone has been updated to iOS 13, you can pair it to your XBOX One or Playstation 4 controller.

Connect Your iPhone To Your PS4 Controller

Open Settings and tap Bluetooth. Simultaneously press and hold the PlayStation button and the Share button until DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller appears under My Devices. Tap on your PS4 controller in the list. You’ll know your controller is paired to your iPhone when the controller’s backlight turns light red.

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Connect Your iPhone To Your XBOX One Controller

Open Settings on your iPhone and tap Bluetooth. Press and hold the Connect button on your XBOX One controller until the middle button begins to flash. On your iPhone, tap on your XBOX One controller under My Devices to pair them.

connect iphone to xbox one controller

Best iPhone Gaming Controllers

Below, we’ll discuss some of our favorite iPhone gaming controllers. Each of these controllers can wirelessly connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth!

PXN Speedy

The PXN Speedy is a top-of-the-line iPhone gaming controller. It’s Made For iPhone (MFi) certified, meaning that this controller was made in accordance with Apple’s design standards. Non-MFi devices can cause problems with your iPhone and may have trouble connecting in the first place.

This controller comes with a convenient travel clip which you can attach to the controller. It has a Bluetooth range of approximately eight meters.

You can find a lot of games to play with your PXN controller on PXN’s website or by downloading the PXN app. This high-quality controller comes with an appropriate price tag — $59.99.

PowerLead PG8710

The PowerLead PG8710 is an affordable iPhone gaming controller with an impressive ten hour battery life. This controller has a built-in stand for your iPhone, so long as its display is six inches or less in size. This device’s Bluetooth range is eight meters.

You can improve the accuracy and key mapping of this controller by downloading the free ShootingPlus V3 app. The PG8710 only costs $34.99 and has an impressive 4-star Amazon rating based on nearly fifty reviews.

UXSIO PG-9157

The UXSIO PG-9157 is a budget iPhone gaming controller, costing only $22.99. This controller’s telescopic bracket can hold any phone with a width of 3.7 inches or less, making it compatible with every iPhone model.

Don’t be fooled by the price tag — this is a powerful controller. It can last up to fifteen hours and has a Bluetooth range of approximately 25 feet.

Unfortunately, this device isn’t compatible with Apple TV, so you’ll run into problems if you try to mirror your iPhone screen on your television.

Despite this minor limitation, the UXSIO PG-9157 has a 4.6-star rating based on more than 110 Amazon reviews.

Delam Mobile Gaming Controller

The Delam Mobile Gaming Controller is a bit different than the others on the list. While the others we’ve recommended are console-like controllers with traditional buttons and joysticks, this one isn’t.

Delam’s controller has an impressive 4000 mAh power bank for charging and a convenient cooling fan that will help prevent your iPhone from overheating. It also has left and right triggers, making it easier to play first-person shooting games. The braces on this controller can fit an iPhone with a 4.7–6.5 inch display (sorry, iPhone SE users).

This controller really combines console and mobile gaming in a clever way. You get to enjoy the touchscreen tapping of mobile gaming, combined with advantageous left and right triggers and the comfort of a console gaming controller.

The Delam Mobile Gaming Controller only costs $17.99 and has a 4.5 Amazon rating based on more than 85 reviews.

Mobile Gaming Made Easy!

You now know everything you need to about gaming controllers for the iPhone. We hope you’ll share this article on social media to tell your family, friends, and followers about the best iPhone gaming controllers! Feel free to leave us a comment down below if you have any other questions about iPhone gaming.

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What Is Family Sharing On iPhone? How Do I Set It Up? The Truth! https://www.payetteforward.com/what-is-family-sharing-on-iphone-set-up/ https://www.payetteforward.com/what-is-family-sharing-on-iphone-set-up/#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 17:30:57 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22255 You want to connect your family’s iPhones, but you’re not sure how. Family Sharing allows you to connect up to six family members onto a shared family account. In this article, I’ll explain what Family Sharing is and show you how to set it up on your iPhone! What Is Family Sharing? Family Sharing lets you [...]

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You want to connect your family’s iPhones, but you’re not sure how. Family Sharing allows you to connect up to six family members onto a shared family account. In this article, I’ll explain what Family Sharing is and show you how to set it up on your iPhone!

What Is Family Sharing?

Family Sharing lets you share Apple Store purchases, Apple subscriptions, and much more with all of the devices connected to your family network. You can also add children who are under the age of 13, who can now have their own Apple ID.

Setting up Family Sharing can help you save money, especially when you share subscriptions. For example, an individual Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 / month. A family subscription costs $14.99 / month. You’ll save money with Family Sharing, even if you only connect two devices!

How Family Sharing Works

Every family has a “family organizer” who invites other members of the family to join. The organizer’s Family Sharing settings are automatically applied to other devices when they’re added to the network.

When the family organizer updates their settings, makes a new purchase, or adds a new picture to the shared family album, that gets updated on all the devices in the Family Sharing network.

How To Set Up Family Sharing

First, open the Settings app on the iPhone belonging to the person who wants to be  the family organizer. Tap on their name at the top of the screen and enter their Apple ID password. Then, tap Set Up Family Sharing. Finally, tap Get Started to begin setting up Family Sharing.

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You’ll be given the option to decide what you share with your family (Purchases, Locations, and much more), select your family payment method, and invite family members using the Messages app.

If you turn on purchase sharing, all of the content that has been purchased by a family member in the network will be available to everyone else. You can find those purchases by opening the App Store, tapping on the Account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, and tapping on Purchased.

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Family Sharing gives parents some excellent tools for keeping track of their children and managing what they can do on their iPhones. We talked to Eva Amurri about the benefits of setting up Screen Time features through Family Sharing.

There’s a lot you can do with Family Sharing, and that’s why we made a YouTube video walking you through the entire process. Apple also has an overview of the things you can set up with Family Sharing.

Family Sharing: Explained!

You’ve successfully set up Family Sharing on your iPhone! Make sure to share this article on social media so you can teach your friends and followers about Family Sharing too. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other questions about this iPhone feature.

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You want to get a new pair of headphones for your iPhone, but you’re not sure where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of headphones available today. In this article, I’ll tell you about the best iPhone headphones in 2020!

What Makes A Pair Of Headphones Good For iPhones?

When shopping for a pair of iPhone headphones in 2020, there are a couple things to consider. Newer iPhone models don’t have a headphone jack, so you’ll want to make sure you have your Lightning to headphone jack dongle handy if you buy wired headphones.

Most modern headphones are equipped with Bluetooth technology, so you can wirelessly connect them to your iPhone. The headphones we’re recommending in this article all support Bluetooth, but many come with a cable that will connect them to a headphone jack.

AirPods Pro

If you read the customer reviews, you’ll want to buy a pair of AirPods Pro right now. Unlike their predecessor, the AirPods Pro support Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency mode.

Active Noise Cancellation will completely block out the world around you. You can fully immerse yourself in your music, podcast, or phone call.

If you only want to semi-avoid the outside world, try Transparency mode, which refines what you hear. It allows you to enjoy your music and still be able to hear important noises like your bus or train stop.

The AirPods Pro come in a charging case so you can charge them on-the-go. Unlike the original AirPods case, the new Pro case can be charged wirelessly as well as with a Lightning cable.

airpods pro and charging case

Beats Solo 3

The Beats Solo 3 are adjustable over-the-ear headphones with cushioned ear cups to maximize comfort. These headphones have excellent battery life of nearly forty-eight hours. You can quickly charge these Beats for just five minutes and get three hours of playback time.

These headphones come in a variety of vibrant colors, such as Citrus Red, Satin Gold, and Gloss White. Your purchase of the Beats Solo 3 includes a padded carrying case, a USB charging cable, and a RemoteTalk cable for times when you’d rather plug them into a headphone jack.

Beats Studio 3

The wireless Beats Studio 3 headphones are noise-canceling and have a 22 hour of battery life. A 10-minute charge gives you three hours of playback. These headphones come in more than a dozen different colors too!

These headphones are especially great for the iPhone because you can adjust the volume and access basic Siri functionality directly from the left ear cup. Your purchase includes a cable that can connect to headphone jacks, a charging cable, and a case.

Cowin E7

If you want over-ear headphones at an affordable price, the Cowin E7s are a great option. With Active Noise Cancellation, these can block out low-frequency noises, such as a car engines and traffic noise. And with a thirty-hour battery life, you can use your Cowin E7s all day!

These headphones are lightweight and come in six different colors. Your purchase includes a micro USB charging cable and a 3.5 millimeter cable for headphone jacks when you don’t want to use Bluetooth.

An AirPods Knockoff

If you want a headphones similar to the AirPods Pro, but don’t want to pay a boatload, these AirPods knockoffs might be your best bet. You can get them for just $39.99.

Like AirPods, these in-ear headphones sold by Cshidworld are housed in a charging case that supports wireless charging and hands-free calling. These earbuds have a seven hour battery life, while the charging case can recharge the headphones for five full cycles (thirty-five hours total).

Happy Shopping

I hope this article helped you pick the best iPhone headphones to meet your needs. Make sure to share this article on social media with your friends and family members who want to get a new pair of headphones! If you have any other questions, leave them in the comments section below.

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How Do I Change An Apple Watch Face? Here’s The Real Fix. https://www.payetteforward.com/how-do-i-change-an-apple-watch-face-heres-real-fix/ https://www.payetteforward.com/how-do-i-change-an-apple-watch-face-heres-real-fix/#respond Thu, 12 Dec 2019 17:00:32 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=15128 You’re tired of your Apple Watch face and you want to change it. There are a lot of native faces built into your Apple Watch as well as plenty of third-party Watch face apps. In this article, I’ll show you how to change an Apple Watch face! How To Change Your Apple Watch Face Press and [...]

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You’re tired of your Apple Watch face and you want to change it. There are a lot of native faces built into your Apple Watch as well as plenty of third-party Watch face apps. In this article, I’ll show you how to change an Apple Watch face!

How To Change Your Apple Watch Face

Press and hold on the Apple Watch face. You can swipe left or right to choose from default Apple Watch faces. You can also tap Customize to make these native Watch faces a bit more unique to you.

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If you swipe all the way to the right, you’ll see the option to add a new default Watch face.

add new native apple watch face

Find More Watch Faces In The iPhone Watch App

It can be a bit easier to navigate through the Watch app on your iPhone when you’re looking to change an Apple Watch face. Open the Watch app and tap the Face Gallery tab at the bottom of the screen.

When you find a Watch face you like, tap on it. You’ll be presented with a few customization options to really make the Watch face unique to you. When you’re finished, tap Add.

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You’ll see that the Watch face you just added is now your Apple Watch face!

modular apple watch face

Download New Apple Watch Faces

You can get access to many more Apple Watch faces by installing a Watch face app. Open the App Store on your iPhone and tap the Search tab. Type “Apple Watch face” into the search box and tap search.

search for apple watch face apps

There are a ton of Apple Watch face apps in the App Store, but most of them aren’t worth downloading. A couple that I recommend are Watch Face Albums and Facer Watch Faces.

To install a Watch face app, tap the install button to its right. Since I’ve installed the Facer Watch Faces app before, the install button looks like a cloud with an arrow pointing down. If it’s an app you haven’t installed before, you’ll see a button that says Get.

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Next, open your new Watch face app on your iPhone. Browse around or use the search function to find a new Apple Watch face. I chose the Space Watch face from Facer.

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Many Apple Watch face apps like Facer work by syncing an album to your Apple Watch. To sync the appropriate album, open the Watch app and tap the My Watch tab. Then, tap Photos -> Synced Album -> Facer (or the name of your Watch face app).

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For a synced album to appear as your Apple Watch face, you’ll have to select the Photos face on your Apple Watch. Press and hold on your Apple Watch face, then swipe left to right until you reach the Photos face.

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Apple Watch Face: Changed!

You’ve successfully changed your Apple Watch face! I know this process can be a little bit tedious, so feel free to leave a comment below if you have any other questions. We have a lot of Apple Watch tutorials on our YouTube channel if you want to learn more.

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Best VR Headsets For iPhone In 2020 https://www.payetteforward.com/best-vr-headsets-for-iphone/ https://www.payetteforward.com/best-vr-headsets-for-iphone/#respond Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:00:53 +0000 https://www.payetteforward.com/?p=22306 You’ve heard a lot about virtual reality (VR), but you’re not quite sure what it is. Newer iPhones support VR, allowing you to immerse yourself in incredible virtual environments. In this article, I’ll explain what virtual reality is and tell you about the best VR headsets for an iPhone in 2020! What Is Virtual Reality? [...]

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You’ve heard a lot about virtual reality (VR), but you’re not quite sure what it is. Newer iPhones support VR, allowing you to immerse yourself in incredible virtual environments. In this article, I’ll explain what virtual reality is and tell you about the best VR headsets for an iPhone in 2020!

What Is Virtual Reality?

Virtual reality is an imaging system that places a person into a three-dimensional environment that they can interact with as though it were real. VR mixes software and hardware to create these simulated environments.

One of the more recent developments in VR is the headset. There are three main categories of headsets based on what they’re designed to do:

  1. Higher-end headsets, which work with PCs capable of supporting VR.
  2. Headsets that are meant to be compatible with game consoles, like the PlayStation and XBOX.
  3. Standalone headsets, which are becoming increasingly popular. These headsets come equipped the hardware necessary to support virtual reality.

Many less-expensive headsets are ideal for smartphone use. They are designed with a slot in the headset to position the smartphone screen at the perfect distance from your eyes. These headsets work great with new apps for iPhones and Androids that offer simpler virtual reality experiences.

How Can VR Be Used On iPhones?

If you’re an iPhone user wanting to try out virtual reality, you’ll need two things first:

  1. A viewing device, usually a headset, that provides the immersive environment necessary for VR.
  2. Apps that deliver the content and experience of VR. There are hundreds of VR apps available in the App Store.

If you have both, the rest pretty much takes care of itself. Open the VR app, put your iPhone in the viewer slot, then put the headset on.

Some virtual reality apps are more passive, like watching television. Others offer a more active experience, similar to playing a console video game.

It’s also important to keep in mind the iPhone virtual reality isn’t quite as powerful as the more advanced VR systems today — yet. If you’re looking for a more immersive virtual reality experience, we highly recommend the Oculus Rift S. We’ll show you how to set it up too!

Best iPhone VR Headsets

We’ve selected a some of our favorite VR headsets for iPhone. Each of these headsets can be purchased on Amazon for an affordable price!

BNext VR Headset

The BNext VR headset is an affordable option for people looking to dip their toes into the world of virtual reality. This headset is compatible with the newest iPhones and Androids, as long as its display size is 6.3 inches of less. It offers an immersive, 360 degree visual experience.

This headset also provides an expanded field of view. It comes with an adjustable head strap and a soft, pressure-reducing nose piece. There are many games and apps compatible with this iPhone VR headset!

Merge Augmented and Virtual Reality Headset

Rated by CNN as the best VR headset for big kids and tweens, the family-friendly Merge headset is compatible with iPhones and Androids with a 4.8–6.2 inch display.

This headset is best known for its award-winning STEM toy and includes adjustable lenses. With purchase, you get the AR/VR goggles, a basic user guide, and a one-year limited warranty, among other things.

VR Wear

This VR Wear headset is compatible with smartphones with a 4.5–6.5 inch display, meaning that it’s one of the few headsets that will work with the iPhone XS Max and the iPhone 11 Pro Max.

One thing that sets this VR Wear headset apart is the design of its lens. Its lens can be adjusted in four different directions and allow for a 105 degree field of vision, helping cut down on the dizziness that can result from excessive VR use. The headset has a small hole in its side that can fit a charging cable or a pair of wired headphones.

Unlike other headsets, this one comes with a two-pack of stickers, allowing you to customize your headset a little bit.

Atlasonix

The Altasonix headset has a 4.6 star rating on Amazon and supports iPhones with a 4–6.2 inch display. Your purchase of this headset also includes a wireless controller, adjustable headstrap, and eyesight protection system.

One of the best part of this headset is that it supports 4K display resolutions, the highest quality you’ll find in a smartphone.

iPhones with a display larger than 6.3 inches — the iPhone XS Max and 11 Pro Max — won’t fit in this headset.

Optoslon

This virtual reality headset manufactured by Optoslon has an impressive 4.3 Amazon rating based on nearly 500 reviews. It’s compatible with smartphones with a 4.7–6.2 inch display, so you won’t be able to use an iPhone XS Max or iPhone 11 Pro Max with this headset.

The Optoslon VR headset is equipped with an adjustable headstrap and a phone slot with suction cups to hold your iPhone steady while you’re playing a game or watching a video.

Snap Back To Reality

I hope this article helped you get a better understanding of virtual reality and how ti can transform the world around you. Make sure to share this article on social media to teach your friends, family, and followers about the best VR headsets for an iPhone in 2020. Leave a comment below if you have any other questions about virtual reality!

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