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Why your Spotify app keeps crashing, and 7 ways to fix it

Olly Curtis/Future via Getty Images If your Spotify app keeps crashing, there are several simple troubleshooting steps you can try to resolve the problem.  Start by forcing the app to close and restart it; you can also restart the entire device. Other things to try include resetting network settings and disabling hardware acceleration if the problem is happening on a Mac or PC.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you rely on Spotify as your day-to-day source of mu...
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How to clear your iPhone's 'Other' storage to save extra space

Clearing "Other," now called "System Data," storage can clear space on your iPhone.fizkes/Getty Images Your iPhone's "Other" storage category can take up a lot of space on your device. Now called "System Data," these files contain app and data caches that keep your iPhone running smoothly. You can save space and clear this hidden iPhone storage category in a few different ways. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have an older iPhone or a model without a la...
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How to change your Google Assistant settings to personalize how the AI assistant works on your device

Android offers Google Assistant settings that aren't available on iOS or iPadOS.Karl Tapales/Getty Images Google Assistant settings can be configured whether you use an Android device or an iPhone or iPad. If you have an Android, just say "Hey Google, open Assistant settings" to access your settings. You can train Google to better understand your voice if you use an Android device, but the same Voice Match features are not available on iOS or iPadOS. Visit Insider's Tech Reference lib...
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How to use FaceTime on your Android or Windows PC

Getting FaceTime on your Android only takes an internet browser.Mr. Mikla/Shutterstock You can join a FaceTime call on an Android or PC by clicking a link sent to you by someone with an Apple device. The person with the Apple device needs to be running at least iOS 15, iPadOS 15, or macOS 12 Monterey. Once you get the FaceTime link, you'll open it in your Android or PC's web browser. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. FaceTime is a reliable way to video chat ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google Chrome, Google, Android, Ipad, Microsoft, Mac, Windows, Trends, Pc, Facetime, Video Calling, Tech Insider, iPadOS, Tech Reference


How to use your AirPods or AirPods Pro, and customize their settings

You can pair AirPods with your phone by opening the case, holding it close to the phone, and following the connection instructions. If the connection message doesn't appear, press and hold the button on the back of the case for five seconds.  To find the customization options, tap the "i" icon to the right of the AirPods in Bluetooth settings.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While there are many earbuds you can use with your iPhone, Apple's own AirPods have...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Bluetooth, Trends, Siri, Lightning, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Airpods 3, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, BI Photo


How to recover deleted emails in Gmail on a computer or mobile device

Gmail allows you to recover deleted emails on a computer or mobile device within 30 days.Getty Images You can recover deleted emails in Gmail for up to 30 days before they are permanently deleted. To restore a message, just find it in the Trash folder and use the Move or Move To command to put it elsewhere. If you are an admin, you may have an additional 25 days to recover a message from the Admin console.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you delete a Gmail m...
Tags: Google, Gmail, Email, Trends, Recovery, Deleted, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Software & Apps, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Google Admin Console, Social Media (Reference


How to add text on TikTok and customize it to your video

You can add text to a TikTok you've recorded by pressing the Aa button on the screen. You can also edit the text you've added by tapping the text and selecting the Edit button. If desired, you can also dictate the duration of your text with the app's timing slider tool. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're new to TikTok, or it's been a while since your last post, the various tools and editing options can seem overwhelming. One way to embelli...
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How to find your Apple Music Replay, a list of your favorite songs of the year so far that updates each week

Apple Music Replay is a year-in-review for your music.Nikkimeel/Shutterstock Apple Music Replay gives you a playlist with the 100 songs you listened to most so far this year. Unlike Spotify Wrapped, Apple Music Replay updates every week to track your listening habits as the year goes on. You can only access Apple Music Replay in a web browser, but you can save the playlist to listen to in the app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Every year, Spotify users go wild f...
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Apple Music, Tech Insider, Streaming Apps, Tech Reference, Tech How To, William Antonelli, Streaming (Reference, Music streaming app, Apple Music Replay, Apple Check


How to find your friends' birthdays on Facebook, and change or hide your own birthday

You can can use Facebook to check your friends' birthdays.Cavan Images/Getty Images You'll find Facebook friends' birthdays in "Events," or via the search function, depending on the device. You can also change your own birthday, but there are limits to the number of times you can. In your privacy settings, you can also change who's able to see your birth date and year.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Facebook can be a great resource for keeping up...
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How to go live on TikTok — and 9 tips to create engaging live content

If you have over 1,000 followers and are 16 or older, you can go live on TikTok.thianchai sitthikongsak/Getty Images You can go live on TikTok if you  meet certain age and follower-count requirements.  Once eligible, you can go live on the platform via the same section where you'd create a new TikTok. TikTok advises creators to aim for a 30-minute livestream and actively engage with the comments. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Going live on TikTok can help yo...
Tags: Iphone, Android, Trends, Social Media, Livestream, Livestreaming, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Devon Delfino, Social Media (Reference


How to bypass the Activation Lock on an iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple Watch

Bypassing the Activation Lock on your Apple device is simple — if you have the password.Kwanchai Lerttanapunyaporn/EyeEm/Getty Images Activation Lock is a feature on Apple devices that's meant to prevent theft. To disable the Activation Lock on your device, you need to log into the device's Apple ID account. If you don't have access to the Apple ID account, you'll need to ask Apple for help. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Activation Lock is a feat...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Security, Ipad, Mac, Trends, Apple Watch, Lock, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, iPadOS, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, William Antonelli


How to stream lossless audio from Apple Music and get the highest quality music possible

Apple Music's lossless audio is made for music lovers.Thiago Prudencio/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Apple Music offers lossless audio, which is the highest quality music you can get from streaming apps. Lossless audio takes more space and internet bandwidth to download than standard music. You can get lossless audio in every version of the Apple Music app for no extra cost. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Music streaming apps like Spotify and Apple...
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How to update your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPods Max

All models of AirPods are set to update automatically.Carol Yepes/Getty Images AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max all update automatically manually when a new update is available. For an automatic update to begin, your AirPods must be in their charging case, with the case  charging and near your iPhone.  You can check what firmware version your AirPods are currently running in your iPhone's Settings app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In an effort to make ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Firmware Update, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Airpods 3, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Carol Yepes Getty, AirPods Max


How to update your AirPods, AirPods Pro, or AirPod Max

All models of AirPods are set to update automatically.Carol Yepes/Getty Images AirPods, AirPods Pro, and AirPods Max all update automatically manually when a new update is available. For an automatic update to begin, your AirPods must be in their charging case, with the case  charging and near your iPhone.  You can check what firmware version your AirPods are currently running in your iPhone's Settings app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In an effort to make ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Trends, Firmware Update, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, AirPods, AirPods Pro, Airpods 3, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Carol Yepes Getty, AirPods Max


How to download every League of Legends game, including Teamfight Tactics and Wild Rift

You can download a League of Legends game on almost any device.Riot Games You can download League of Legends or any of its spinoffs from the League website or your device's App Store. The original League of Legends only runs on Mac and PC, but Teamfight Tactics, Wild Rift, and Legends of Runeterra can be played on your phone. Every major League of Legends game is free to download and play. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Over the past decade, Riot Games' L...
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You can get iMessage on an Android, but you'll need a Mac computer — here's how it works

You don't need an iPhone to send iMessages.Mr. Mikla/Shutterstock To use iMessage on an Android, you'll need to download the AirMessage app and link it to your Mac. When you send a message from your Android, AirMessage will run it through the Mac first. iMessages are just like regular texts, but they get sent over the internet and have a distinctive blue color. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. It sounds silly to some, but "blue bubble" envy is real. There a...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Android, Mac, Imessage, Trends, Text Messaging, Tech Insider, Android Messages, Imessage Apps, Green Bubble, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Smartphones (Reference, William Antonelli


How to check your Google Maps timeline and see every place you've traveled

Google Maps can keep a timeline of all your travels.Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images Your Google Maps timeline shows all the countries, cities, and attractions you've visited. You can see your timeline in the Google Maps mobile app and on the website. You'll need to make sure you have Location History enabled on your Google account for the timeline to work. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nearly every major app tracks your location in some way. ...
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How to sign into Google Drive on a computer or phone, and what to do if you can't remember your login information

The sign-in process for Google Drive is simple on any device.Nopparat Khokthong / Shutterstock.com You can sign into Google Drive using the same username and password as your Gmail account. Signing into Google Drive on the website or mobile app gives you access to all your saved files and photos. If you can't remember your account information, you can use the "Forgot email?" or "Forgot password?" options to recover your account. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
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3 ways to add multiple photos to your Instagram Story

You can add multiple photos to an Instagram Story by selecting multiple photos, creating a collage, or inserting additional photos as stickers. Selecting multiple photos from your camera roll will upload each photo as its own slide in your story. Instagram has a built-in collage feature called Layout that allows you to drop several photos into the same slide. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are several different ways to add multiple photos to an Instagram Stor...
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How to use Live Listen on your AirPods to amplify conversations around you

Your AirPods can amplify sound around you with Live Listen.Apple To use Live Listen on your AirPods, you'll need to add the feature to your Control Center. Live Listen lets you use your iPhone like a microphone to amplify room sound in your Bluetooth headphones. Bluetooth headphones need to be connected to your device to turn on this feature. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple's Live Listen feature was originally designed to help those with hearing impa...
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8 ways to troubleshoot an app that keeps crashing on your Android device

You can try a variety of solutions whenever an app keeps crashing on your Android device.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Apps crashing on an Android device is not uncommon, but there are several ways to troubleshoot the problem.  You can often fix a crashing app by force-stopping the app and restarting it. If that doesn't fix the problem, check your WiFi and make sure you have enough free storage space. Try each of these eight troubleshooting tips to fix a problematic app.  Visit Insider&...
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How to cancel your Apple Music subscription on any device

Apple Music subscribers can cancel their subscription from a computer or mobile device.Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can cancel an Apple Music subscription with just a few clicks or taps on any of your devices.  To cancel Apple Music on an iPhone or iPad, you'll use the Settings app; on an Android, you can find the Cancel Subscription option in the Apple Music app's Account settings. You can also sign into the Apple Music website and cancel your subscripti...
Tags: Apple, Trends, United States, Streaming, Subscription, Apple Music, Cancel, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Streaming (Reference, Pavlo Gonchar, Tap Cancel Subscription


How to back up an iPhone to iCloud, your computer, or an external hard drive

You can back up your iPhone's data wirelessly with iCloud, but you can only save a limited amount of data for free. If you have a PC, you can back up your iPhone with iTunes; if you have a Mac, you can use Finder. Once you've saved a backup to your computer, you can also move it onto an external hard drive. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When was the last time you backed up your iPhone? Hopefully it wasn't too long ago — otherwise, you're one accide...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Google, Mac, Trends, Backup, Itunes, Backups, Icloud, Wi Fi, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Iphone Backup, Tech Reference, Tech How To


How to connect two pairs of AirPods to one phone and listen to music simultaneously with a friend

You may be able to connect two pairs of AirPods to your iPhone or iPad, depending on the kind of device you have.  Once connected, you can control your volume independently for each set of AirPods via the lock screen. When you're ready to disconnect one pair of AirPods, you can do so from the Control Center.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Sharing things like music used to be as simple as sitting side by side and handing over an earpod. But with wireless headph...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Trends, Music Streaming, Control Center, Tech Insider, AirPods, Crystal Cox, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, BI Photo, Devon Delfino, AirPods tips


How to set up your Apple Watch and pair it with your iPhone

It doesn't take long to set up a new Apple Watch.DenPhotos/Shutterstock To set up an Apple Watch, you'll need to turn it on and pair it with a nearby iPhone. The iPhone that you use to set up your Watch needs to be connected to the internet and have Bluetooth enabled. If your Apple Watch has cellular capabilities, you can also set that up after pairing it. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Setting up a new Apple Watch is pretty straightforward, no matter wha...
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3 ways to turn off the voice narration on your Roku device

If your Roku streaming device is reading things aloud to you, you can turn off that feature.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can turn off the voice on Roku by pressing the asterisk button on the remote control four times quickly.  Many streaming apps offer an accessibility feature called descriptive audio that describes the scene aloud, but it's turned off by default.  If you need to disable descriptive audio, it's controlled separately for each streaming app. Visit Insider's T...
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How to activate a new or used iPhone and get cell service

It should only take a few minutes to activate a new or used iPhone.Hollis Johnson If you're setting up a new or used iPhone, you'll need to activate your iPhone with a cellular service provider. Activating your iPhone will involve inserting a SIM card into it and connecting to your cellular service provider. If you have activation problems, there are a number of steps you can take to troubleshoot, including resetting the SIM card and trying to activate via Wi-Fi. Visit Insider's T...
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How to painlessly switch iPhones and keep all of your data

Switching iPhones doesn't have to involve losing data.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider To smoothly switch from one iPhone to another, you should sync everything to your iCloud account. Once you log into iCloud on a new iPhone, your data will move over and redownload itself. To carry your phone number over, you'll also have to switch out the iPhone's SIM card. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple releases new versions of the iPhone every year. And while...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Trends, Backups, Apple Watch, Icloud, Apple Id, Switching, Steven John, Quick Start, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Tech Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo


How to use an Apple Watch: A beginner's guide to the essential features and gestures

The Apple Watch is immensely customizable.Apple Despite its small size, the Apple Watch is a complicated piece of hardware with a lot of different features. This beginner's guide goes over the different buttons and what they do, and explains the basic "gestures" that your Apple Watch uses. We'll also show how to start a workout with your Watch, check your notifications, and more. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatc...
Tags: Apple, Smartwatch, Trends, Siri, Smartwatches, Apple Watch, watchOS, Beginners Guide, Don, Control Center, Tech Insider, Apple Watch Press, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Gadgets (Reference, Abigail Abesamis Demarest


How to backup your Apple Watch and restore its data

You don't have to worry about manually backing up your Apple Watch.Robert Galbraith/Reuters Your Apple Watch will automatically backup its data while connected to a paired iPhone. Apple Watch backups save your apps and data, but won't save your passcode or Apple Pay information. If you unpair or reset your Apple Watch, you can use a backup to restore your data or move the data to a new Watch. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Experts agree that the best way ...
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