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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...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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How to use AirPods with an Android phone or tablet, and even restore some missing features

AirPods can connect to Android phones as quickly as iPhones.Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images You can connect AirPods to your Android phone or tablet just like any other Bluetooth device. While AirPods work on Androids, most of their extra features — including Siri and automatic ear detection — will be disabled. You can install apps onto your Android to re-enable some of the AirPods' missing features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple likes to...
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AirPods' microphone not working? 6 ways to fix it

There are several ways you can troubleshoot your AirPods' microphone when it isn't working.Reuters/Beck Diefenbach If your AirPods' microphone is not working, there are many possible causes, but you can try a variety of fixes quickly. Put the non-working AirPods back in the case, wait, and then try to use them again. You can also force your iPhone to "forget" the AirPods and then pair them again. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Having trouble with your...
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How to pair a standard or enhanced Roku remote to your Roku device

Roku streaming devices come with a simple Roku remote that may need to be paired with your player.Roku Every Roku player comes with a remote that should already be paired to work properly right out of the box. There may be times when you need to pair a remote, such as if you get a replacement remote control. To pair an enhanced remote, press the reset button in the battery compartment for at least 3 seconds.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roku is a gateway to th...
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How to check your AirPods' battery life on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac

You can check your AirPods' battery on any paired Apple device. On an iPhone or iPad, you can check your AirPods' battery life by opening the case or adding a special widget. If your AirPods are connected to a Mac, you can see their battery life in the Bluetooth menu. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Oh, AirPods — maybe Apple's best product since the iPhone. They're cordless, convenient, and cool. But while they def...
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How to clean your AirPods to remove earwax and improve audio quality

To clean AirPods, you'll need water, alcohol, a cloth, and a fine-edged tool like a toothpick.  Cleaning your AirPods can improve audio quality and reduce your contact with germs.  When cleaning AirPods, be careful not to get water or alcohol inside the earbuds or case. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPods are probably the most popular earbuds on the market right now, especially for iPhone users. But like all earbuds — and all devices — over time they get dir...
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How to connect any AirPods to your iPhone

The method for pairing AirPods to your iPhone varies depending on the model of your headphones.Crystal Cox/Business Insider To connect AirPods or AirPods Pro to your iPhone, open the case with your headphones in and bring it close to the phone.  To pair AirPods Max, take the headphones out of the case before moving them close to your phone; press the Noise Control button on the right earcup if they don't automatically pair. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Appl...
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How to track your steps on an Apple Watch and see your step history on an iPhone

On Apple Watch, you can track steps via the Fitness app and view your step history. You can access your step activity from either your Apple Watch or your iPhone. To see your steps at a quick glance, add a pedometer complication to your Watch face. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you like tracking your step count, the Apple Watch is one of the most convenient and accurate ways to do so. You can track steps directly on your Apple Watch via the Fitness app, or on...
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How to replace your Roku remote if it's lost or broken - with a guide to every type of Roku remote

Roku offers several types of remotes, and most of them work with most Roku players. Roku Roku remotes fall into two types: simple and enhanced. Simple remotes work with infrared and require line of sight, while enhanced RF remotes can be pointed anywhere. Simple remotes work with almost any Roku player except for Streaming Stick models - enhanced remotes work with all but the very oldest Roku models. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roku offers a number of st...
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How to use your AirPods' spatial audio feature and experience immersive surround sound

Crystal Cox/Business Insider The AirPods' spatial audio is a feature that makes you feel you're on a soundstage by delivering an immersive surround sound experience. To hear a spatial audio demo, tap the "i" to the right of your AirPods in Bluetooth settings on your iPhone or iPad and choose the spatial audio option. You can listen to spatial audio-enabled content with AirPods on recent iPhones or iPads, as well as on the Apple TV 4K or the new MacBook Pro. Visit Insider's Te...
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8 ways to troubleshoot when one of your AirPods isn't working

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider If one AirPod isn't working by not connecting or playing audio, there are many possible problems, but they're all easy to check. Some of the simplest troubleshooting steps include switching Bluetooth on and off, making sure both AirPods are evenly charged, and cleaning the speaker mesh. Here are eight things to check if one of your AirPods refuses to connect. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. AirPods are great, except whe...
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How to set up Alexa on your Amazon Echo and customize your settings

Once your Alexa is set up, it can do so much more than simply tell you the weather or play music. Juan Ci/Shutterstock You can set up Alexa on your Amazon Echo or Echo Dot device using the Alexa mobile app. Because the Echo Show has its own screen, you don't need to use the app - just plug it in and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up. Most settings and preferences for the Echo device and Alexa assistant can be found in the Alexa mobile app - tap the "More" tab to find Sett...
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How to pair a Firestick remote to your Amazon Fire TV, and add or replace remotes

To use your Amazon Fire TV, you must first pair its remote. Pictureesque Japan/Shutterstock You can pair your Firestick remote by pressing and holding down the "Home" button. There are extra steps you'll need to take if you're pairing a second Firestick remote. You can pair some non-Firestick remotes, but they must use specific Bluetooth profiles to work. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have an Amazon Fire TV, the Firestick remote can be a usefu...
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How to connect Spotify to Alexa, and set Spotify as your default music player

Connecting your Alexa device to your Spotify account helps you play music with ease. Juan Ci/Shutterstock You can connect Spotify to Alexa via the Alexa app to play music with voice commands. You can make Spotify your default music player to avoid having to say "On Spotify" in voice commands. If desired, you can disconnect Spotify from Alexa via either the Alexa app or the Spotify website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. An Amazon Alexa device can help you acco...
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How to change Alexa's voice, accent, or language - and get access to celebrity voices

The default voice and language of your Alexa assistant can easily be changed. Panthere Noire/Shutterstock You can change the voice, accent, or language for your Alexa. You can also set your Alexa to speak slower, or use whisper mode, if desired. There are also celebrity personalities you can purchase to be the voice of your Alexa. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you have Amazon devices, like the Echo speaker, you probably use the Alexa AI assistant to do t...
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How to connect your Alexa to WiFi, with or without the app

A WiFi connection is an integral part of your Amazon Alexa device. Gabriel Gurzo/Shutterstock You can connect your Alexa device to WiFi via the Alexa app or the Amazon Alexa website. You can also use the Alexa app to change your WiFi source. If you're connecting your Alexa to WiFi from the website, you need to be using Firefox, Safari, or Edge. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. An Amazon Alexa smart speaker can be a helpful addition to your smart home. But ...
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How to reset an Amazon Echo speaker from the Alexa app or from the device

There are a few ways to reset an Amazon Alexa speaker if it's having issues. Charles Brutlag/Shutterstock You can reset an Amazon Echo by pressing buttons on the physical device or via the Alexa app. The steps required to factory reset an Amazon Echo are slightly different depending on which model you have. A factory reset may be required if your device is not working correctly and restarting it doesn't fix the issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If ...
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Why is my Alexa blinking yellow? What each colored light means on your device

When the ring at the top of your Alexa device flashes different colors, it means different things. Pexels If your Alexa is blinking yellow, it means you have an unread message. If your Alexa is flashing green, it means you have an incoming call. Other colors (like blue, purple, orange, and red) indicate other things, from Wi-Fi connection issues to processing a request. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Alexa-enabled devices, like the Echo and Echo Dot, will ligh...
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How to take a screenshot on Apple Watch and where to find your screenshots

You can take a screenshot on your Apple Watch just like you can on any other Apple device. lechatnoir/Getty Images To take a screenshot on your Apple Watch, press the Digital Crown and the side button at the same time. First, you need to enable screenshots in the Watch app for iPhone or in the Settings app on your Apple Watch. Just like iPhone screenshots, Apple Watch screenshots are saved to your Camera Roll and in the Screenshots folder of the Photos app. Visit Insider's Tech Referen...
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How to update your Apple Watch to WatchOS 8

You can update your Apple Watch to the newest software from your iPhone. 10'000 Hours/Getty Images To update your Apple Watch, make sure your Watch is charged, and check for updates using the Watch app on your iPhone. You can let your Apple Watch update automatically, or trigger an update manually. If your Apple Watch won't update, make sure it's compatible with your iPhone and the new software. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Just like iPhones, App...
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How to monitor your heart rate on an Apple Watch and set it up to notify you of an irregular heart rate or rhythm

The Apple Watch makes it easy to monitor your heart rate right from your wrist. EmirMemedovski/Getty Images You can monitor your heart rate on an Apple Watch using the Heart app. Your heart rate is automatically displayed as a metric when you're using the Workout app. You can set up notifications for high heart rate, low heart rate, or an irregular heart rhythm. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple Watches have a built-in heart rate monitor that measures y...
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5 ways to fix a broken charger cable and port

There are a few things you can do to try to fix a charger that isn't working. Issarawat Tattong/Getty Images You can fix a broken charger by applying electrical tape to frayed portions of the cord, restarting your devices, and more. Your charger may not be connected properly or it might be too dirty to make the connection. But it may also be because the power source, rather than the charger, isn't functioning. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether yo...
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How to pair Galaxy Buds to a Samsung phone, or any other device

It's easy to pair Galaxy Buds to any device via Bluetooth. Samsung You can pair your Galaxy Buds to a Samsung device manually or automatically. It's also easy to pair your Galaxy Buds to a non-Samsung Android, to an iPhone, or to a PC or Mac. Before you pair your Galaxy Buds to a new device, make sure they're in range and not already connected to another device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There was definitely a time in technology history when...
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