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5 simple ways to make your iPhone sound louder

Your iPhone can become louder when you alter a few settings, or reposition the device. Chinnapong/Getty Images You can make your iPhone louder with a few simple tricks, like changing the EQ setting for Apple Music.  You can also change your Spotify volume or disable the "Reduce Loud Sounds" option in Settings. Placing your iPhone in a bowl or cup will help make it louder, but the best option is to connect it to a Bluetooth speaker. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. M...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Bluetooth Speakers, Trends, Anker, Apple Music, Control Center, Eliza, Amazon Alexa, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to block a number or contact on any Android device

The method to block a number on an Android phone varies by make and model. Edward Berthelot/Getty Images To block a number on Android, tap the three vertical dots in the top-right of the Phone app and select "Block numbers." You can also block a number on Android from your recent calls by locating the number in your call log and pressing down on it until a window appears with the "Block" option.  If the number you want to block is already on your contact list, you can select the person's n...
Tags: Android, Samsung, Trends, Samsung Galaxy, Tap, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Edward Berthelot Getty, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Block calls, Start the Phone


How much is the iPhone X? How to buy refurbished or used iPhone X models, starting at $639 from Apple

You can buy iPhone X models from Apple, Amazon, and Best Buy. Apple You can no longer buy any iPhone X model in new condition, but you can buy them refurbished from Apple starting at $639. You can also buy any version of the iPhone X used or refurbished from third-party sellers, like Best Buy or Amazon. iPhone X prices vary based on seller, version, and condition, but it's always better to buy refurbished rather than used products. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Trends, Best Buy, Apple Amazon, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, iPhone X, GETTY IMAGES Amazon, Iphone Xs, iPhone Xr, iPhone Xs Max, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


How to clear your cache on Safari on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad to make it run faster

Clear your cache on Safari to free up storage space and help your device run more efficiently. K303/Shutterstock You can clear your cache on Safari in just a few steps on a Mac, iPhone, or iPad. When you clear cache on Safari, it can free up storage space and help your system run faster.   In addition to cache, you may also want to clear cookies and browsing history on Safari. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A cache is a store of data. When you visit a website o...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Safari, Cache, Tech Insider, Happily Apple, Laura McCamy, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How to turn off all notifications across your devices to reclaim your time and attention span

Constant notifications can drain energy not only from your devices, but from you as well. Cecilie_Arcurs/Getty Images There's no easy way to turn off notifications on all of your devices at once. If you want to turn off all your notifications, you'll need to disable them on each device individually. Most devices let you turn off or mute notifications easily, usually through a settings menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes you just need to tune everything ...
Tags: Iphone, Google Chrome, Firefox, Google, Android, Productivity, Ipad, Facebook, Microsoft, Mac, Trends, Pc, Notifications, Focus, Signal, Distraction


How to set up a Zoom meeting and schedule it in advance to organize your calendar

Zoom lets you schedule video calls in advance from any device. Alistair Berg/Getty Images You can easily set up Zoom meetings in advance from the website, desktop app, or mobile app. Scheduled Zoom meetings can be shared through email, text, or invitation links. When you set up a Zoom meeting, you can also choose settings like automatically muting participants upon entry. This story is a part of Insider's Guide to Zoom. While it's easy to start a Zoom meeting on the spot, it's also just as...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Mac, Trends, Pc, Zoom, Tech Insider, Marissa Perino, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Alistair Berg Getty, Eliza Goodwin


How to block social media apps from yourself to stop distractions and be more productive

You can block social media apps from yourself with the help of several apps and plug-ins. Chesnot/Getty If you want to block social media apps from yourself, there are dozens of apps, extensions, and tools you can use. We've picked out three tools to block any website or app — Freedom, StayFocusd, and RescueTime — which are perfect for blocking social media. Blocking social media apps can save you time, stop distractions, and protect your mental health. Visit Insider's Tech Reference libra...
Tags: Apple, Google Chrome, Firefox, Google, Productivity, Apps, Microsoft, Trends, Social Media, Browser Extensions, Samsung Galaxy, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to enable JavaScript in your iPhone's Settings app to improve your Safari web experience

It's important to check that JavaScript is enabled on your iPhone so that websites work properly in Safari. Mikael Vaisanen/Getty Images You can enable JavaScript on your iPhone in the Safari section of the Settings app.  If JavaScript isn't turned on, many websites will appear broken in your Safari browser. Though JavaScript should be enabled by default, it's important to check that it hasn't been accidentally disabled. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. JavaScri...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Trends, Javascript, Safari, Settings, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Mikael Vaisanen Getty


What is WeChat? Everything you need to know about the popular messaging app, including how to sign up

WeChat is more than just a messaging app - you can also use it to make video and audio calls, translate text, and more. Sheldon Cooper/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images WeChat is one of the world's most popular social media messaging apps, and is similar to WhatsApp. WeChat supports video, voice, and text chat and has unique features like localized translation. To sign up for WeChat, an existing user will need to scan a QR code on your phone. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, China, Messaging, Trends, Social Media, Tencent, WeChat, Signal, Messaging Apps, Sheldon Cooper, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


7 things you should know when buying a used Android to ensure you get the best deal

A used Android can often be just as good as a brand new one, except cheaper. T3 Magazine/Getty Images A refurbished or certified pre-owned Android phone is a safer bet than used because it'll often come with a warranty.   You can save money when buying a used Android phone, but proceed with caution – here are seven tips.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There was a time when many people upgraded their phones more or less annually to keep up with the newest features...
Tags: Google, Android, Samsung, Trends, Sprint, Dave Johnson, AT T and T Mobile, Tech Insider, Refurbished, Nicolas Economou, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To


9 things you didn't know you could do with Microsoft OneNote to improve your productivity

OneNote has many features that can help you keep all your projects organized. borchee/Getty Images Microsoft OneNote is a note-taking app that makes it easy to access notes, images, and more across your devices. Lesser-known OneNote features include the ability to scan documents and solve complex math problems.   Here are 9 ways to get the most out of OneNote and improve your workflow.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When it comes to digital note-taking apps, Micr...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Microsoft Office, Dave Johnson, Note-Taking Apps, Microsoft 365, Tech Insider, Microsoft Onenote, Office Lens, Getty Images Microsoft, Edit Series, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


What is Plex? Here's what you need to know about the streaming platform that can store your digital content

Plex is a digital media server and streaming platform that also functions as an AVOD. Mustafa Ciftci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Plex is an unconventional streaming service that allows users to share and manage their content libraries. The platform boasts both media uploading and streaming capabilities, and houses free-to-watch content as well. There are paid and free versions of Plex available. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Plex is a media server and streaming s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, App, Nas, Netflix, Digital Media, Streaming, Hulu, Plex, Streaming Service, Google Facebook, Plex Media Server, Tubi, Content Library


How to use the Siri 'I'm Getting Pulled Over' shortcut to record police encounters during traffic stops with your iPhone

A young woman being stopped at night by police. RichLegg/Getty Images The Siri "I'm Getting Pulled Over" shortcut is made to keep you safe during police traffic stops, and record the scene. Once you activate the shortcut, it'll turn on Do Not Disturb, send your location to designated contacts, and start recording video. You can download the Siri shortcut for free, and set it up using your iPhone's Shortcuts app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Launched as part of A...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Police, Trends, Siri, Arizona, Police Brutality, Recording, Control Center, Robert Petersen, Traffic stops, Siri How, Tech Insider, Do Not Disturb, Phone Camera, Ios 12


5 things you should know when buying a refurbished or used iPhone

Buying used electronics, like iPhones, can save you a lot of money. Justin Lambert/Getty Images If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished iPhone, you should take a few things into consideration first. Most modern iPhones work with any carrier, but if you're buying an older used iPhone, check to make sure it's compatible with your cellular company. You should ensure a used iPhone isn't stolen or Activation Locked by checking the IMEI or inserting a SIM card. Visit Insider's Tech Refere...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Verizon, US, Trends, CTIA, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Buying Used, Reselling, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, Refurbished products, Justin Lambert Getty


How to send texts from a web browser using Google Voice or an email service

It's possible to send texts from your web browser if you'd prefer to use a computer. Tetra Images/Getty Images You can send text messages from your web browser on any computer. Using Google Voice, you can make calls and send desktop text messages easily.  You can also send text messages from an email client through a number-based address. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sometimes you want to send a text, but you either can't find your phone or you'd rather ...
Tags: Google, Email, US, Trends, Pc, Canada, Google Voice, Web Browser, Text Messages, Number, Tech Insider, Ryan Ariano, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to make a DIY stylus for your tablet or mobile device with just a few household supplies

It's possible to quickly make your own DIY stylus. Dave Johnson/Insider It's easy to make a working stylus for your tablet with just a few household supplies.  You can make a stylus by inserting a cotton swab in the tip of an empty pen and wrapping the pen in foil. Make sure the cotton is damp and then you can use the homemade stylus to control your tablet. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A replacement stylus isn't cheap; Samsung's S Pen is $30 and Apple sells ...
Tags: Apple, Gadgets, Diy, Samsung, Trends, Homemade, Tablets, Stylus, Apple Pencil, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To


'What is Slack?' Everything you need to know about the professional messaging program.

Slack is a messaging program designed for use in the workplace. It's available for desktop and mobile and can be used through the Slack website on a web browser. There's a free version, but if you want the full version, it's at least $6.67 a month per person. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you work for a large enough company, or for an organization with any remote employees or freelancers, chances are that at some point you're going to be asked to join Slack.What s...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Mac, Trends, Pc, Slack, Standard, Steven John, Tech Insider, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


What are the green and orange dots on an iPhone? How to tell when apps are using your mic or camera

Your iPhone will let you know when an app is using your microphone or camera. Crystal Cox/Business Insider The green or orange dots on your iPhone signal when an app is using the camera or microphone, respectively. These colored dots were added in iOS 14, and are meant to help you track how apps are accessing your device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're an iPhone user, you may have noticed that an orange dot and a green dot now occasionally appear in the ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Instagram, Privacy, Iphone Apps, Trends, Facetime, Microphone, Iphone Camera, Control Center, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Voice Memo, Meira Gebel, BI-freelancer


Dark mode can save battery, but only if your device has an OLED screen - here's what you should know

Depending on your device's screen type, turning on dark mode may help it save battery life. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Dark mode can save battery, but only if your device has an OLED screen. Phones, computers, and other devices with LCD screens won't save battery with dark mode on. If you're not sure what type of screen your device has, check the manual or contact the manufacturer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Dark mode has become incredibly popular ove...
Tags: Iphone, Google, Android, Facebook, Mac, Windows, Trends, Facebook Messenger, Battery Life, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Dark Mode, Battery Health, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference


How to enable two-step verification on Telegram and enhance your account security on the messaging app

Telegram has two-factor authentication to increase account security. Carl Court/Getty Images Telegram is a group messaging app that, by default, has no login step.  If you prefer, you can add a password as part of the app's two-step verification. To enable two-step verification on Telegram, go to the app's Privacy and Security settings and follow its prompts. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Telegram is a messaging app that has grown in popularity in recent months, ...
Tags: Google, Passwords, Trends, Two-factor Authentication, Telegram, Messaging Apps, Encrypted Messaging, Dave Johnson, Digital Security, Account Management, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference


What is a cloud application? Here's everything you need to know about the internet-based software

Common cloud services include iCloud and Dropbox, which help you manage your data storage. blackCAT/Getty Images A cloud application is internet-based software that processes or stores data online.  There are three main kinds of cloud applications: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. Here's a brief overview of what you need to know about cloud applications.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In the last decade, cloud computi...
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What is a URL? Here's what you need to know about the internet tool that locates webpages

In short, a URL locates webpages on the internet. Altayb/Getty Images A URL is a Uniform Resource Locator, a tool used to find webpages.  A URL is composed of a protocol, a domain name, a path to the webpage, and a webpage name.  Here's a brief introduction to URLs and how they work. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You might know that a URL is more or less synonymous with a web address - the information you type into the address bar of a web browser to go ...
Tags: Google, Internet, Trends, Website, Url, Path, Protocol, Dns, Web Browser, Domain, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Webpages, Domain Name Service, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference


How to find answers on Google Forms in 3 different formats, as well as in Google Sheets

It's easy to find answers on Google Forms. Chinnapong/Getty Images You can find answers on Google Forms as a creator after sending one out and receiving feedback. You can view respondents' answers in three different ways: as a summary, by question, or by individual respondent. You can also view answers via Google Sheets if you prefer. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you've sent out a Google Form and begun to collect responses, you'll want to be able...
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Is Telegram secure? Here's what you need to know about the messaging app that rivals WhatsApp and Signal

Telegram's default encryption system is cloud-based. Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Telegram is a secure option for messaging due to several features it offers, although there are some weaker areas in its overall security when comparing it to other messaging apps. Usage of the chat platform Telegram has skyrocketed as WhatsApp users flock to alternative platforms amid privacy concerns. Here's what you need to know about Telegram's level of security and how it measur...
Tags: Apple, Cloud, Facebook, Privacy, Russia, Trends, Telegram, Messaging App, Data Privacy, Signal, Encrypted Messaging, Telegram App, Tech Insider, Signal Telegram, Alexander Nemenov, BI-freelancer


How to log into Nextdoor using the app or website

You can log into Nextdoor using the app, as seen on this mobile screen, or the Nextdoor website. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images You can log into Nextdoor's app or website with your email, Facebook, Apple, or Google account. Nextdoor is a social media site that connects you with your neighborhood. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nextdoor has emerged as a household name - pun intended - in the social media sphere.The social media site, operating in more than ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Social Media, UPS, Neighborhoods, Online Community, Nextdoor, Facebook Apple, Google Apple, Facebook Google, Tech Insider, Eric Baradat, Nextdoor app, BI-freelancer


How to search for photos on an iPhone to find specific dates, places, people, and more

Your iPhone helps you search for specific photos with helpful categories and features. Bonfanti Diego/Getty Images To search for photos on your iPhone, open the Photos app and use the Search icon at the bottom right of the screen.  You can search by date, place, and content of the photo thanks to the phone's artificial intelligence. You can also use the Photo app's browse tool to find photos by people, place, category, and more. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stor...
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Does Facebook listen to you? Here's what you need to know

Facebook denies that it listens to you via your phone's microphone. NurPhoto/Getty Images Rumors that Facebook listens to you through your phone's microphone have persisted over recent years.  Facebook denies that it uses your microphone to eavesdrop or target ads to you. If you prefer, you can disable Facebook's access to your phone's microphone in Settings. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're a Facebook user, you have no doubt seen rumors and t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Settings, Tracking, Facebook Live, Microphone, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Facebook Story, Tap Facebook, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to take your temperature on your iPhone by using a Kinsa smart thermometer

With some setup, you can track your temperature with an iPhone. Sean Gallup/Getty Images You can take your temperature using your iPhone by linking the Apple Health app to a smart thermometer. Smart thermometers, like Kinsa's QuickCare and Smart Ear products, let you upload your health readings to a phone. As long as your iPhone and thermometer are within 10 feet of each other, they can sync automatically. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Though the ability...
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How to disable Google Maps' Timeline history so it stops tracking where you've gone

Your Google Maps' Timeline history can be disabled or deleted in the app. Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images You can disable Google Maps' Timeline history of where you've gone. You can also disable Google Maps from tracking your travels in the future through the app's settings. Google Maps may be collecting data on where and how you travel, for how long, and more in its Timeline feature. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google Maps ...
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How to move apps to an SD card from an Android to free up storage space on your phone

SD cards or microSD cards can be used as extra storage space for your Android apps. Pheelings Media/Getty Images You can move apps to an SD card from the Apps section of an Android phone's Settings with just a few taps. If your Android phone has an SD card slot, you can move apps out of internal storage.  Storing apps on an SD card can free up space on your phone for other apps and data.  Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Most Android phones have an SD card ...
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