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How to make a FaceTime audio call on your Apple Watch using Siri or the Phone app

Using FaceTime Audio on an Apple Watch can give you a better connection than a regular phone call. JUNG YEON-JE / Staff/Getty Images You can use FaceTime on your Apple Watch to make and receive audio calls. Apple Watches don't allow FaceTime video calls because they don't have a built-in camera. You can place an Apple Watch FaceTime call using Siri or your watch's Phone app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. One of the best parts of having an Apple...
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How to set up your Nintendo Switch for repair when it's not working properly

You can initiate a repair for your Nintendo Switch through Nintendo's website. Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images You can set up your Nintendo Switch for repair after contacting Nintendo Support through the options provided on Nintendo's website. If you purchased your Nintendo Switch less than a year ago and it is not physically damaged, your repair is likely free. When sending your Nintendo Switch to a repair center, carefully wrap and pad the console to pre...
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How to download iCloud for Windows so you can sync your files across Apple devices and a PC

There are two ways you can download iCloud for Windows. Sharaf Maksumov/Shutterstock You can download iCloud for Windows through the Microsoft Store or directly from Apple. iCloud for Windows allows you to access and sync files to your Apple devices from a PC. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you own and use Apple devices, you may want to sync your files and data to iCloud so that you can back them up and access them regardless of where you are and which dev...
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What is Ethernet? The wired network connection, explained

Ethernet is a wired internet connection that uses Ethernet cables. Professor25/Getty Images Ethernet is the most common type of local area network (LAN) technology, and it involves a hardwired connection to the internet. Ethernet comes in several varieties including Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-gigabit Ethernet. While Ethernet is more stable and secure than Wi-Fi, it is typically less accessible and can be more expensive. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stori...
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What is JavaScript? The dynamic programming language for websites, explained

Web developers use JavaScript to enhance the websites we visit every day. Luis Alvarez/Getty Images JavaScript is a text-based programming language that's commonly used to make webpages more dynamic and interactive for visitors. JavaScript offers functionality for features such as image carousels, playing media on a webpage, and displaying countdowns and timers. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. While you may not be actively aware of it, JavaScript is used i...
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How to buy more iCloud storage for your iPhone, and what you'll pay for each storage plan

If you've reached storage capacity on your iPhone, you can upgrade your iCloud storage plan from the Settings app. Nikkimeel/Shutterstock You can buy more iCloud storage on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch from the Settings app. Your iPhone comes with 5GB of iCloud storage for free, but you can buy up to 2TB. The 50GB iCloud storage plan is generally enough for one person and costs $1 per month. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When you buy an iPhone, you...
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How to troubleshoot when your Zoom audio isn't working during a meeting

If you're experiencing audio issues during a Zoom call, there are a few fixes you can try on the desktop or mobile app. Westend61/Getty Images If your Zoom audio isn't working, there are many possible reasons, like a muted mic or forgetting to join the meeting with your audio on. You can do a quick audio test during a meeting to make sure your speaker and mic are working properly. If your audio quality is low, you may want to check that you're suppressing background noise and y...
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How to delete a tweet from Twitter's website or app

If you regret tweeting something, you can quickly delete it on any device. Boy_Anupong/Getty Images You can delete a tweet using Twitter's desktop website and mobile app. When you delete a tweet, it will be purged from Twitter, but can still exist on the internet in other ways. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Twitter, famously, does not allow users to edit their tweets. Instead, if you need to correct a typo or just changed your mind about a tweet you wrote...
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How to access and manage your iCloud account on any device

You can access iCloud easily, as long as you have an internet connection. Nikkimeel/Shutterstock You can access iCloud on any computer or phone by going to icloud.com. On an iPhone, iPad, or Mac, your Apple ID menu lets you manage iCloud and choose what data it saves. To access iCloud on a new device, you might need to enter a two-factor authentication code. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. If you're like most users, you've probably got more data stored ...
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How to contact Apple Support for help with your iPhone, Mac, and more

It's surprisingly easy to contact Apple Support. Alex Tai/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images There are several ways to contact Apple Support via phone or computer. Apple's main customer support phone number is 1-800-275-2273 in the US. You can also contact Apple Support using the Support website, the Support app, or by going to an Apple Store. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple devices are expensive, which means that if you encounter a problem,...
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How to use App Tracking Transparency to stop apps from collecting your data and location on Apple devices

With the release of iOS 14.5, you can turn off apps' ability to track you on your iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. PeopleImages/Getty Images App Tracking Transparency (ATT) forces apps on Apple devices to ask your permission before tracking your activity across other apps and websites. Many apps will track things like your current location or your buying habits without asking permission; opting in to ATT will reduce apps' ability to do this. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library fo...
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What is QHD? The high-definition screen resolution, explained

If you're in the market for a new TV, you may come across some devices with QHD resolution. moodboard/Getty Images QHD is a screen resolution that measures 2560 x 1440 pixels and has a 16:9 aspect ratio. You'll often find it on high-end devices like laptops, TVs, and smartphones. QHD is sharper than regular HD, but isn't as clear as 4K - there are battery and cost trade-offs for each to consider before purchasing. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Buy...
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Google search dark mode: How to turn on the darkened screen feature that's in beta testing

Google search has a dark mode that's currently in beta testing. Getty Images Google search's dark mode gives you the option to darken the appearance of your searches on a desktop or mobile device. It works through Google's search feature, so you don't have to use the Chrome browser to access it. Dark mode searches are still in beta, so you may not have access yet. If dark mode is available for you, you will be notified you have access to it on the Google homepage or search ...
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How to back up messages on your iPhone with iCloud or a Mac computer

If you want to make sure you never lose your text messages, you can back them up from your iPhone. kimberrywood/Getty Images You can back up messages on an iPhone to your iCloud account, or sync messages with your Mac. When you back up your messages to iCloud, you can view them on the iCloud website. When you sync iPhone messages to your Mac, you can view and send texts from your computer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In most cases, a lost text message isn...
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How to back up messages on your iPhone with Cloud or a Mac computer

If you want to make sure you never lose your text messages, you can back them up from your iPhone. kimberrywood/Getty Images You can back up messages on an iPhone to your iCloud account, or sync messages with your Mac. When you back up your messages to iCloud, you can view them on the iCloud website. When you sync iPhone messages to your Mac, you can view and send texts from your computer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. In most cases, a lost text message isn...
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How to set up and customize a new Twitter account

Setting up a new Twitter account can be completed in a few simple steps. NurPhoto/Getty Images You can set up a new Twitter account from the website or mobile app. First, Twitter will show you how to register your account in five simple steps. Twitter will then prompt you to add a photo, bio, interests, and people to follow. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Setting up a Twitter account for business or personal use is an easy process - even though it may seem...
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How to post videos on Twitter, or embed videos in tweets

You can post videos on Twitter on the mobile app or on your desktop. Shutterstock You can post videos on Twitter by uploading them from your computer or mobile device. You can also post videos on Twitter by copying and pasting a URL to embed in a tweet. Posting videos on Twitter allows you to share more content than you can through a text-based tweet. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. The 280-character limit on Twitter can sometimes be limiting. That's why ...
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How to create a Facebook business page, with 8 set-up tips to grow your brand

It's easy to create a Facebook page to market your business or brand. dowell/Getty Images You can create a Facebook business page to grow your brand and expand your reach. It's easy to customize your Facebook business page with photos, a call to action button, publishing tools, and more. You can always update your Facebook business page as needed. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Facebook business pages can help you reach a new audience, gain popularit...
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How to add your business to Google and get it displayed on Google Maps for customers to find

You can add your business to Google from Google's My Business website. Kathrin Ziegler/Getty Images When you add a business to Google, it can help bring in new customers and streams of revenue. You can customize your Google Business page with hours, photos, services, and more. When you add a location or service area for your business, it becomes searchable on Google Maps. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Adding your business to Google - whether it's a...
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How to use PS Remote Play to play PS5 games on a computer, mobile device, or another console

PS Remote Play puts your PS5 games on nearly any phone or computer. rafapress/Shutterstock PS5 Remote Play lets you play your PS5 games and apps on a computer, phone, tablet, or another console. Your PS5 will need a fast internet connection - preferably over Ethernet - to use Remote Play. Remote Play is free for all users, since all you need is a PlayStation Network account, not a subscription. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There's no denying that the Pla...
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How to deactivate and delete your Uber account

You can delete your Uber account through the Uber mobile app. Mike Blake/Reuters You can easily delete your Uber account from the mobile app. When you delete an Uber account, it is deactivated for 30 days before being permanently deleted. You can always reactivate your account during the 30-day deactivation period by logging back in. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Though Uber has made getting from Point A to Point B easier than ever, there may come a time when...
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How to add a table of contents in a Word document to help organize and summarize it

It's easy to add a table of contents in Microsoft Word to organize your document. Pekic/Getty Images You can add a table of contents in Word to make your document look more professional and well-developed. Word allows you to insert a table of contents in the program or through Word for the web. The table of contents is based on heading types so you have to enter or modify headline text using heading types to produce the table. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more storie...
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How to start a Zoom test meeting to make sure your computer or phone is working properly before an important video call

Before you enter an important meeting, you can run a Zoom test meeting to test out your audio and video. Alistair Berg/Getty Images You can start a Zoom test meeting to ensure your audio and video are working properly before an important video call. You'll need to have either the desktop or mobile app to do a Zoom test meeting. The desktop method is slightly more involved than the mobile app test, but both can be accomplished within a few minutes. Visit Insider's Tech Reference lib...
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How to sync a Wii Remote to a Wii, Wii U, or PC

It only takes a few moments to connect a Wii Remote to your console. Gilles Bassignac/Getty Images You can sync a Wii Remote to a Wii or Wii U console by pressing the sync button on both the remote and the console. You'll need to sync each Wii Remote separately before using them. If your Wii Remote won't sync, make sure its batteries aren't low, and try closing whatever game is currently open. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Before you start playing...
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How to change your name on Zoom before or during a meeting

You can change your name on Zoom before a meeting or during it through the Zoom desktop or mobile app. Zoom You can change your name on Zoom even if you've already started a meeting. If your meeting hasn't started yet, you can change your name in the profile section of your account using the Zoom website or the desktop or mobile app. If the Zoom meeting has already started, you can change your name via the "Participants" section. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more ...
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How to find your Windows 10 product key or digital license

Your product key shows that you've activated Windows 10. Crystal Cox/Business Insider Your Windows 10 product key serves as proof that you actually own Windows 10. You can find your Windows 10 product key through the Command Prompt, or by checking the packaging. You might need to provide your product key when upgrading Windows or troubleshooting. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Windows 10 is installed thousands of times a day on computers both new and old. ...
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What is spoofing? Understanding the type of cyber attack and how you can protect yourself against it

Spoofers can easily disguise their identity as someone you know and trust. Qi Yang/Getty Images Spoofing is a cyber attack that involves a bad actor disguising their identity as one from a name or address you know and trust online. Spoofing can be done to disguise email addresses, phone numbers, or more advanced systems like an ARP or DNS. There are several ways to detect spoofing, some as easy as poor grammar and spelling. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Consi...
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How to start Windows 10 in Safe Mode and then exit later

There are several ways to enable Safe Mode in Windows 10. JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images Safe Mode is a Windows 10 feature that starts your computer with most of its nonessential features disabled. You should boot in Safe Mode when you're troubleshooting an issue, or if Windows 10 won't start normally. To exit Safe Mode, go into the "Boot options" menu, or just restart your computer. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Nearly every version of Windows has a Sa...
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How does your Snap Score work? How to check and raise your score

Your Snap Score counts Snaps sent, Stories viewed, and more. William Antonelli/Insider Your Snapchat Snap Score works by combining your overall activity on the app, like how many Snaps you send and receive. Snapchat hasn't revealed how much each action is worth, but the best way to raise your Snap Score is by keeping up streaks. You can find your Snap Score on your profile page. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. With our phones playing such a vital role in ou...
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How to go live on Instagram and broadcast video in real time to your followers

It's easy to go live on Instagram with friends. Shutterstock You can go live on Instagram by scrolling to the "Live" tab on the "New Post" page. When you're live, all your followers will be notified and can view your live video in real time. You can also go live together with a friend, or request to join a friend's live video. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Instagram launched its live video feature in late 2016. Since then, the social media com...
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