The MagSafe Charger may leave a circular imprint on leather iPhone cases

Take care of your leather case when charging with the MagSafe Charger.

What you need to know

Apple Support has published a new support document about the MagSafe Charger.
The document explains that the charger could leave a circular imprint on leather cases.
It is not clear if that will also impact Apple’s upcoming MagSafe Leather cases.

In a new support document detailing how to use your MagSafe Charger with the iPhone 12 lineup, there is a warning about the use of leather cases with the new charger all the way at the bottom of the document.

Apple says that, if you use a leather case with your new iPhone 12 and keep the case on while charging with the MagSafe Charger, you may notice a circular imprint on the case after disconnecting it from the charger.

If you keep your iPhone in a leather case while charging with your MagSafe Charger, the case might show circular imprints from the contact.

This is most likely due to the fact that leather is a soft material and, as Apple…

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Get your face ready for extra security with Face ID on your new iPhone 12

How do you set up and customize Face ID so you can unlock your iPhone with a look? Like this!

Face ID is Apple’s name for the biometric facial identity scanner on its latest iPhone devices, including the brand new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. With it, you can unlock your iPhone and secure apps just by looking at your device. You can even authenticate Apple Pay, the App Store, and iTunes transactions with Face ID too.

Here’s what you need to know about how to set up Face ID on your iPhone 12.

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What devices support Face ID?
How do you set up Face ID?
How do you turn off Require Attention for Face ID?
How do you reset Face ID?

What devices support Face ID?

Now that Face ID has been around for a few years, it’s available across a lot more devices, including some iPad models. Here’s every device that has Face ID support.

iPhone X
iPhone XR
iPhone XS
iPhone XS Max
11-inch iPad Pro (2018 and later)
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2018 and later)
iPhone 11
iPhone 11 Pro
iPhone 11 …

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Anker’s new Life Q30 headphones feature upgraded noise cancellation, more

What you need to know

Anker’s new Soundcore Life Q30 headphones build on the popularity of the previous model.
The headphones feature improved active noise cancellation with multiple modes.
They’re available for pre-order now and will ship next month, priced at $79.95.

Featuring ”advanced hybrid active noise cancellation technology.”

Anker has announced the new Soundcore Life Q30 wireless headphones with active noise cancellation (ANC) as the company builds on the poplar Life Q20 model. The newly updated headphones are available for pre-order now and will ship next month.

The big new change this time around is an upgraded ANC feature that also includes multiple modes to allow users to get just the right sound.

Multi-Mode Noise Cancelling & Transparency: The hybrid active noise cancellation uses multiple microphones to detect and cancel out up to 95% of engine noise, while multi-mode ANC can also tailor noise cancellation to block specific noises more effectively. Transp…

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Testing has iPhone 12’s Ceramic Shield significantly tougher than iPhone 11

What you need to know

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro both ship with a Ceramic Shield coating on the front.
Apple says it has 4 times better drop protection than iPhone 11.
A new YouTube video aims to put that to the test and things are looking good.

It also seems to be less prone to scratching, too.

The release of the new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro also sees the debut of the new Ceramic Shield display. Apple says that the new screens have up to four times better drop protection than iPhone 11 – but does it stand up to that claim? YouTuber MobileReviewsEh decided to find out.

Spotted by MacRumors, the video sees an iPhone 12 being put through some tests involving a force meter. As the tests showed, the iPhone 11 was able to withstand 352 newtons of force before it cracked. The iPhone 12 that was tested could withstand 442 newtons of force before showing any signs of damage.

It was a similar story in the scratch tests, too. The iPhone 12 was able to hold up to scratc…

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Apple is being sued because someone spent a fortune on in-app purchases

What you need to know

Apple is being sued over someone’s in-app purchase spending habits.
Someone wracked up more than $3,000 in purchases.
They believe that’s Apple’s fault and that it should pay up.

They say that in-app purchases of this kind are like gambling.

Apple is on the receiving end of another lawsuit relating to the App Store, this time filed n the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. This isn’t a disgruntled developer or former employee, though. This time, it’s someone who spent more than $3,000 on in-app purchases and wants Apple to foot the bill.

According to a AppleInsider report, Karen Workman downloaded the Jackpot Mania app and ”began purchasing coins through the app so he/she could continue to play for a chance to win free coins that would enable him/her to enjoy the game(s) for a longer period of time.”

While gambling apps are banned from the App Store, the suit claims that these in-app purchases are the same thing, according to the report.

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Apple’s new ’Boiiing’ ad shows off the iPad Air 4’s playful side

What you need to know

Apple has a new iPad Air 4 ad out.
Titled Boiiing, the ad features colorful iPad Airs and some accessories.
The new iPad Air 4 is on sale now.

There’s a new tablet in town and it wants the iPad Pro’s crown.

Apple today released the new iPad Air 4 alongside iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro. Seemingly keen to remind everyone that it exists, the company has also now shared a new YouTube video showing off the new tablet and its whimsical colors.

The ad, titled Boiiing, shows multiple iPads and in different colors as a slinky bounces across them. It’s typical Apple ad, playful without actually telling you anything about the device it’s advertising. But it works, so who am I to tell Apple it’s doing ads wrong?

Check it out and see for yourself.

Introducing iPad Air. Featuring an all-screen design and 10.9″ Liquid Retina display. The lightning fast A14 Bionic chip, which makes iPad Air faster than most PC laptops. It has Touch ID built right into the power bu…

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Set up any email, calendar, or contact account on your brand new iPhone

Here’s how you can set up mail on iPhone and iPad, as well as calendar and contacts.

Nowadays, you can upgrade to a new iPhone or iPad with no hassle at all. You can set up mail you already had in no time thanks to the syncing options iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 have. You don’t need your Mac or PC, or even your old phone. Just your new iPhone and a good internet connection. You can add all your email addresses and carry over your Mail, Calendar, and Contacts right into your Mail app.

Here’s how to set up mail, contacts, and calendars on your iPhone and iPad.

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How to set up iCloud
How to set up Google
How to set up Outlook.com
How to set up Exchange
How to set up IMAP/POP, CalDAV, and CardDAV

How to set up iCloud mail, contacts, and calendars on iPhone or iPad

If you’re looking to set up an iCloud account on your iPhone or iPad, you’ll want to follow the steps here (Don’t worry, despite the title, there are steps here if you already have an Apple ID):

How to create a ne…

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What to do if you run into real problems with your iPhone

Is something wrong with your iPhone? Try these iPhone troubleshooting tips!

It doesn’t matter if you’re on the latest iPhone running the latest version of iOS or on an older phone with aged software: ”It just works” is an ideal. The reality is ”it just works until it doesn’t — usually when you need it the most.” Like any complex and sophisticated machine, iPhone can cause you any number of problems. In most cases, though, iPhone troubleshooting is a straightforward affair. So, before you call Apple Support or visit your local Genius Bar, here are a few things you can try to get your devices and services ”just working” again.

How do you restart, reboot, and recover your iPhone?

One of the best iPhone troubleshooting tips is a cliché for a reason. Sometimes merely restarting your iPhone can clear up problems that range from battery drain to bad Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to misbehaving apps. You can simply power down and power up or, if you have to, you can hard reboot.

Sometimes a reb…

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Apple Stores get huge neon window dressing to celebrate iPhone 12 launch

What you need to know

Apple has given some of its stores a refresh to coincide with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launch.
Several stores worldwide now have huge neon displays in their windows.
Yes, the obsession with 5G continues.

Lookin’ good.

Apple’s iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro release day is underway and some of the company’s Apple Stores have received a refresh for the big day. A number of stores worldwide now have new, huge neon displays in their windows.

Shared by 9to5Mac’s Michael Steeber, some images show the new store furniture along – some of which continues Apple’s obsession with 5G.

Five massive iPhone frames arranged like flower petals surround all five finishes of the iPhone 12 displayed on individual polished pedestals. Each phone runs an animated demo loop and the fixture corresponds with a multicolored neon glow. Window displays at Apple Stores last year featured a similar effect with backlit text reading ”11” and ”Pro.”

Apple often dresses its stor…

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Got a new iPhone 12? These are some cool gestures you should know!

It’s time to take your iPhone knowledge to fun new levels!

For a decade, the Home button was the center of iPhone navigation. No matter where you were or what you were doing, clicking Home once or twice would bring you exactly where it says it will — Home. Depending on how often or how long you clicked it, the Home button would also do several other highly useful things for you, from summoning Siri or Apple Pay to bringing up the app switcher or accessibility menu. It was our escape hatch and convenience key all in one. But since the launch of the iPhone X, it’s gone.

To make room for that edge-to-edge display and in recognition that, a decade later, our training wheels can come off, Apple has replaced the Home button with a fluid, gesture-based navigation area. And it’s magnificently fun. Here are some iPhone tricks that you should know about as you use your shiny new iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro!

How do you go to the Home screen on iPhone 12 and 12 Pro?

The Home button is gon…

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