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iPhone speaker not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot

You should be able to fix your iPhone speaker when it's not working, barring a serious hardware issue.Apple If your iPhone speaker is not working, there are some simple ways to troubleshoot possible problems. To start, make sure that the speaker isn't muted with the ringer switch or with Do Not Disturb mode. You should also make sure AirPlay isn't enabled and your phone isn't connected to a Bluetooth audio accessory.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories...
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5 ways to troubleshoot if your laptop touchpad is not working

You may need to try several troubleshooting methods to fix the touchpad on your MacBook or Windows laptop.Africa Studio/Shutterstock If you find the touchpad on your Mac or Windows laptop isn't working, there are a few ways you can fix it.  It's possible the touchpad has been disabled using a Function key combination on the keyboard, or it's turned off in your computer's settings or preferences. You can also check to see if an external input device has disabled the touchpad or...
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What 'pending' means on Snapchat, and how to fix it

To fix a "pending" error on Snapchat, you can try resetting the app.BigTunaOnline/Shutterstock If your Snapchat message is "pending," it usually means you're not friends with the recipient. Even if you've sent them a friend request, you might still see the gray "pending" arrow. Snapchat might also give you the "pending" arrow if your internet connection is spotty. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Snapchat is a pretty transparent app. It notifies you when so...
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How to fix Disney Plus Error Code 83 on your streaming device, phone, or computer

Hitting Error Code 83 on Disney Plus usually just means you need to restart the app.Disney On Disney Plus, Error Code 83 means that the app thinks you're using an "incompatible" device. Restarting both your device and Disney Plus can be an easy fix for the error code. You should also make sure your device is updated and that you're watching Disney Plus using the correct method. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. There are few things more frustrating than a co...
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8 ways to troubleshoot if your iPad touchscreen is not working

There are several troubleshooting methods you can try when your iPad touchscreen won't work.Eugenio Marongiu/Getty Images If your iPad touchscreen isn't working, the solution might be a simple one.   Make sure there's nothing preventing the touchscreen from reading your fingertips, like gloves or moisture. Restart the iPad to see if that solves the problem; it could also be attached accessories, extreme temperature, or a misbehaving app. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library ...
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Instagram music not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot

You may need to try a few troubleshooting methods to get your Instagram music sticker working.Silas Stein/picture alliance via Getty Images If Instagram's music library is not working with your Story, It's not out of the ordinary, and it can be a quick fix. If the music sticker doesn't work for you, make sure your app is up to date, or try logging out and back in. Some users also have success switching from their Professional to Personal account to reactivate music in Instagram. V...
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Learning From Distractions — Mac Geek Gab 909

Everything’s distracting, especially to many of us geeks. That’s ok, though. Listen as John and Dave plow through their distractions to ensure everyone learns at least five new things. Your two favorite geeks troubleshoot AirPods, AirTags, Multitouch, and slow SSDs. They also share Cool Stuff Found from CES and beyond with products from JBL, Shokz, Pozio, Plugable, and more! Press play and enjoy. SPONSOR: — Feel happier! Headspace is Meditation made simple. Get one month for free at SPONSOR:...
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7 ways to troubleshoot if Facebook is not working on your device

You may need to try several troubleshooting methods if Facebook isn't working on your device.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic If you can't open Facebook or certain Facebook pages won't work, there are some easy ways to troubleshoot and solve your problem. Try refreshing your browser or reopening the site; on a mobile app, close and reopen the app. You can also check to see if Facebook is offline and then restart your device, update apps, and clear your cache.  Visit Insider's Tech Referenc...
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8 ways to troubleshoot if your CarPlay is not working

You may need to try a few different troubleshooting methods to resolve a malfunctioning CarPlay system.Getty Images If CarPlay is not working in your car, first make sure it and Siri are enabled correctly in your iPhone's Settings app. CarPlay gives you access to some of the most important iPhone features on your car's central display. Here are eight ways to troubleshoot CarPlay and get it up and running in your car again.   Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories....
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7 ways to troubleshoot if Apple Pay isn't working on your phone

Though Apple Pay is a typically seamless system, there are times where it won't work properly.Yegor Aleyev/TASS via Getty Images If Apple Pay is not working on your iPhone, make sure the terminal works with Apple Pay.  If it does, try selecting the credit card manually from your Wallet app.  Other tips include replacing your credit card in the Wallet app and signing out and back into your Apple ID. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Apple Pay is one of those sign...
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When Good Macs Go Bad (Part II)

In my last column I offered a handful of quick and easy techniques for troubleshooting a wonky Mac, including restarting, rebooting into safe mode, running Disk Utility’s First Aid, resetting NVRAM or SMC, and running OnyX. These procedures are all relatively painless and unlikely to make things worse. If none of them cured what ails your Mac, however, there are still a few more things you can try before you throw in the towel. Disconnect Everything First, disconnect all external devices—hard ...
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Change Is a Foot – Mac Geek Gab 906

Did you know Siri can record your voice and send that to someone? Did you know you could stream directly from Plex to Sonos? How about running your vacuum when you’re not home? These are the Quick Tips John and Dave share in the very first segment of the show… and then it grows from there! Your two favorite geeks help a few listeners solve their mesh Wi-Fi problems, the M1’s mouse-related memory leak gets a little clearer, and Mac mini wake-from-sleep issues are resolved…some of them, at least! ...
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Pre-empt the Great Resignation with Creative Sourcing

By now, most everyone in human capital and workforce circles has heard the term “Great Resignation.” The general idea is this: as the economy improves and companies are mandating that employees head back to the office, disengaged workers who have stayed put through the pandemic are taking the leap. In fact, according to the 2021 Microsoft Work Trend Index, 41% of employees are planning to leave their current job within a year. Over the next year or two, we can expect the current employer’s marke...
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7 ways to troubleshoot your Spotify app if it's not working

You may need to try a few different troubleshooting methods to fix a Spotify app that isn't working.Fabian Sommer/Getty Images If Spotify is not working properly, there are a number of simple tricks you can try to get back to streaming quickly.  The first thing you should try is close other apps to reclaim memory and prevent incompatibilities.  You can also make sure the app is up to date, try the Spotify web player, and check Spotify's Twitter account to see if there is a known issue...
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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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Common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them

Technical bugs and glitches getting in the way of you enjoying your new phone? Here's a roundup of common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them.
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The most common Microsoft Teams problems, and how to fix them

Microsoft Teams allows businesses and organizations to stay connected, but what if something goes wrong? Here's how to solve a few different common issues.
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8 ways to fix your PS4 if it won't turn on

If your PS4 won't turn on, you can try a few tactic to resolve the issue.Shutterstock If your PS4 won't turn on, it might be having hardware, software, or power issues. It's best to start by assuming it's a simple problem, then look into more extensive solutions if needed. If your hard drive is the issue, you'll likely have to replace it to get your PS4 back up and running. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. No one enjoys when technology isn't...
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How to log into Pinterest on a computer or mobile device, and what to do if you can't login

There are several ways you can log into Pinterest on a computer or mobile device.Getty Images You can log into Pinterest on the platform's mobile app or through any desktop web browser. To log in, enter your email address and password; alternatively, you can log in with Facebook, Google, or your Apple account. If you forget the email address or password, use the password reset link on the login page to recover your account. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Like...
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TikTok not working? 7 ways to troubleshoot

You can troubleshoot TikTok in a variety of ways when the platform isn't working.Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images If TikTok isn't working, there are many potential causes and solutions. The most common step is to restart the app or your phone. While outages are uncommon, checking if TikTok is down might help explain the issue. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. TikTok is one of the most popular social media networks today, but like any platform or app, it c...
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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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iPhone touchscreen not working? 5 ways to fix it

There are several ways you can troubleshoot an iPhone touchscreen that isn't working.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider If your iPhone's touchscreen is not working, first try to force-restart the phone.  Next, make sure your touchscreen is clean and dry so it can sense your fingertips.  Then remove cases or screen protectors that may be interfering with the touchscreen. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Your iPhone's touchscreen is its defining feature. In ...
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8 ways to fix your iPhone's voicemail when it isn't working properly

You might need to try a few different methods to fix issues with your iPhone's voicemail. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider If your iPhone's voicemail is not working, there are several simple troubleshooting steps you can take to get it working again. Start by making sure the voicemail and greeting are set up properly on the voicemail tab of the Phone app. You can also check to make sure call forwarding isn't turned on and make sure the voicemail service is working at the carrie...
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5 ways to troubleshoot Disney Plus if it's not working

You can check for several potential issues when your Disney Plus app is malfunctioning. Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images If your Disney Plus app is not working properly, there are a number of straightforward ways to try to resolve the problem. The easiest thing to check is to see if restarting the app fixes the problem; you can also check your internet connection and clear the app's cache. You might also see a specific error code; error code 83, for example, cou...
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Common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them

Technical bugs and glitches getting in the way of you enjoying your new phone? Here's a roundup of common Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro problems and how to fix them.
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5 ways to troubleshoot HBO Max when it isn't working

SOPA Images/Shutterstock If HBO Max is not working on your device, there are several possible solutions to fix it. Some easy things to check include closing and restarting the HBO Max app and seeing if the streaming service is reporting a network outage at DownDetector. Try to see if HBO Max works on another device - the problem might be related to your own internet or WiFi connection. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. HBO is famous in the history of cable tel...
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7 ways to troubleshoot Snapchat if it's not working

Snapchat XanderSt/Shutterstock If Snapchat is not working properly, there are a number of possible causes. The most common fix is to restart the app, or if that doesn't work, restart your phone. Clearing the app's cache and deleting conversations are among the other troubleshooting methods you might need to use. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Snapchat is among the most popular social networking sites, with around 100 million users in the United States...
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Common Android 12 problems and how to fix them

Android 12 introduces a wide range of useful new features, tweaks, and enhancements, although it isn't short of a few teething problems. Here's how to fix them.
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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 fix a black screen on your iPhone, even if your phone won't respond

Kraken Images/Shutterstock If your iPhone is showing a black screen that never goes away, you should try resetting it. Black screens might appear if your iPhone overheats, encounters a major error, or the screen itself breaks. You should also plug your iPhone into a charger to make sure that it isn't simply out of battery. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. New iPhones have almost no buttons, which is great for maximizing screen size, but can cause a problem ...
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