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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...
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How to post on Pinterest from a computer or mobile device

You can post a Pinterest pin on desktop or mobile.SOPA Images/Contributor/Getty Images You can post on Pinterest using either the Pinterest website or the mobile app on your iPhone or Android. You can upload a photo you own or choose a website and select an image from there. Be sure to enter as much information as you can, including a title, description, and alt text.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Pinterest's popularity as a social media site that's foc...
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How to upload music to Spotify and sync it to your phone

To upload music to Spotify, you need a computer.Funstock/Shutterstock You can upload local music from your computer onto Spotify by going through the Settings menu. Spotify Premium subscribers can listen to their uploaded music in the Spotify mobile app too. If you want to upload your music to Spotify so others can stream it, you'll need to go through a distribution service. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spotify has more than 70 million songs in its streamin...
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How to create a Roku account and set up your Roku device

To begin using a Roku device, you'll need to create an account.Sean Locke / EyeEm / Getty Images You need to create a free Roku account to set up and use a Roku streaming media player.  You can create a Roku account from the Roku website, the Roku mobile app, or the Roku player itself. You'll be prompted to create a Roku account when you set up a new Roku device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You'll need a Roku account in order to set up and use your...
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How to cancel Roku subscriptions from the streaming device, the website, or mobile app

If you've subscribed to streaming services through Roku, you'll need to cancel through Roku.Steve Kovach/Business Insider If you've subscribed to a paid or premium channel through your Roku account, you can cancel the subscription from the Roku player or the Roku website. To cancel, select a channel using your Roku remote, press the asterisk key, and choose "Manage subscription."  If you don't see the subscription on the website or Roku device, it probably means you purchased ...
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15 essential Alexa skills that Amazon's AI assistant can learn to help make your life easier

Alexa skills can greatly enhance the utility of your Amazon Echo devices.Shutterstock Amazon Alexa skills allow you to customize the artificially intelligent assistant to suit all sorts of needs. You can add new skills to Alexa from the mobile app, a web browser, or even by asking Alexa to add the skill.  Here are 15 of the best skills for Amazon Alexa. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Alexa, the voice assistant built into Amazon's family of Echo speakers and s...
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How to recover a Facebook account if you're locked out and can't access your profile

Facebook allows you to recover your account from a computer or mobile device.Shutterstock You can recover your Facebook account in a browser or using the mobile app if you can't log into your account normally. On a computer, find the problematic account using someone else's Facebook account and then follow the menu to choose to recover the account. On an iPhone or Android, you can follow the forgot password link on the login page to recover the account.  Visit Insider's Tech Refer...
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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...
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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 update your Roku device and all its channels

There are a few ways to install updates on a Roku.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Your Roku automatically checks for updates every day, but you can update it manually in the Settings menu. You can also update your Roku's channels by pressing the star button on the remote. The newest major Roku update, OS 10.5, includes new voice control features. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Roku devices are designed to stay connected to the internet 24/7. Because of this, ...
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How to game share on PS4 and play with a friend on another console

Your PS4 offers two ways to share games — by designating another console as the primary PS4, or by activating Share Play. To give a friend access to your game library, sign in with your PSN account and set that console as your primary PS4. Using Share Play, you can invite a friend to take control of a game remotely or even multiplay together for up to an hour. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Want to share a game with friends or family members? Sony allows you to sha...
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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...
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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 see all your YouTube subscribers on a computer or phone

It only takes a few clicks to find your YouTube subscribers.Morsa Images/Getty Images You can see how many YouTube subscribers you have using the website or mobile app. If you want a list of your YouTube subscribers, including their usernames, you'll have to go on the website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With over 500 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, it's hard to stand out from the crowd. So if you do start to attract some subscribers, ...
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How to find your Spotify Wrapped and see all the music you loved this year

Spotify Wrapped is a great way to track your musical tastes.Spotify Spotify Wrapped — the feature that shows your favorite songs, artists, and genres of the year — is back. Your Spotify Wrapped gets updated every December and comes with a playlist of your 100 "top songs" of the year. You can find your Spotify Wrapped story and playlists both in the mobile app and on the Spotify website. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories.  In 2021, it's never been easier to find a...
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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 check your Spotify stats in 6 different ways and see which songs, artists, and genres you listen to the most

Apart from Spotify Wrapped, you can track your Spotify stats through numerous third-party sites.Mr.Whiskey/Shutterstock There are a variety of websites that can give you stats about your Spotify account. "Stats for Spotify" will tell you your favorite tracks and artists and then generate playlists with them. Other sites, like "Zodiac Affinity" and "How Bad is Your Spotify," take a more comedic approach to analyzing your stats. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Spoti...
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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 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 set up WhatsApp Web and use the messaging platform from your computer

WhatsApp's web version and desktop app offer certain advantages over the mobile app.Tara Moore/Getty Images You can use WhatsApp Web from your computer's browser by linking your account through a QR code from the WhatsApp mobile app. You can also use WhatsApp from your computer by installing the WhatsApp desktop application. You can open multiple WhatsApp accounts on your computer as long as you use a different browser window for each one.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library f...
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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...
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Hinge is free, but you can pay for extra features — here's what the dating app offers

A Hinge Preferred Membership isn't free, but can enhance your dating app experience.Dennizn/Shutterstock Hinge is free to download and use, but you can pay money for extra features. Hinge's "Preferred Membership" gives you unlimited likes, extra filters, and more for $30 per month. You can also buy Roses and Boosts, which prioritize your profile for other users. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like most dating apps, you can use Hinge forever without paying...
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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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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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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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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 change your Facebook name on desktop or mobile, and add nicknames

Image Source/Getty Images You can change your name on Facebook in the Settings section of the website or mobile app. You can only change your Facebook name once every 60 days. Nicknames can be used if they adhere to Facebook's community standards. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Whether you've recently changed your last name or want to add a fun nickname, changing your name on your Facebook profile is a fairly straightforward process.  Note: You can only c...
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How to connect a PS4 controller to your PC via a USB cable or Bluetooth

You can connect your PS4 controller to a PC using a micro-USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth. With a USB, you can connect to your PC via Steam or DS4 Windows Utility. If your PC supports Bluetooth, you can pair and connect your controller wirelessly. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you enjoy using a PS4 controller for PC gaming, you'll be glad to know that there are a few ways to connect your PS4 controller to your Windows 10 PC. Two of these methods invol...
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How to watch local channels on your Roku for free or with a subscription

There are a few different ways to find free or subscription-based local channels on Roku.Roku You can get local channels on Roku via the Roku Channel Store, third-party apps, or even an antenna. The Roku Channel Store is a good place to start looking for local channels. If you have a cable subscription, you can watch local  channels on your Roku via the service's app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. You can watch content from popular subscription streaming ser...
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