Are you experiencing problems with your gadgets? Know basic troubleshooting and time-saving techniques for your gadgets!
- How to Change Your Default Browser on iPhone and iPad
- How to Change Your Default Email App on iPhone and iPad
- How to back up your iPhone or iPad manually in macOS
- How to create a new Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad
- How to back up your iPhone or iPad manually on macOS Mojave and earlier
- How to enable iCloud backup on your iPhone or iPad
- How to erase and restore your iPhone
- How to manually trigger an iCloud backup
- How to reset all of your iPhone's settings
- How to reset Location and Privacy
- How to reset your Home Screen layout
- How to reset your iPhone's network settings
- How to reset your Keyboard Dictionary
- How to sign in to iCloud with an existing Apple ID on your iPhone or iPad
- iPhone not connecting to Bluetooth
How to Change Your Default Browser on iPhone and iPad
Safari is a great web browser, but there’s a reason why Google Chrome has the largest market share. Thankfully, as long as you’re running iOS 14, iPad OS 14, or higher, you can set any third-party browser as the default on your iPhone or iPad.
First, open the “Settings” app. If you’ve lost it in a sea of icons, use Apple’s built-in Spotlight Search to find the application.
If the third-party browser has been updated to support Apple’s default browser switching feature, you will find a “Default Browser App” option in its settings. Tap it.
Next, you’ll see a list of every web browser app installed on your device that supports the default browser feature. Tap the name of the browser you’d like to use as your default.
After that, tap the “Back” button once and exit “Settings.” From now on, whenever you tap a web address link, it will open in the browser app you choose.
How to Change Your Default Email App on iPhone and iPad
If you’re using a third-party email client on your iPhone or iPad, you can change the default email app as long as you’re running iOS 14, iPad OS 14, or newer. But unless you’re looking for it, you might miss the setting. Here’s how to change your default email app.
In order to switch your default email app, you must have a third-party email client installed from the App Store on your phone or tablet that has been updated to support the feature. For example, as of this writing, Outlook, Spark, and Hey support it, but the official Gmail app does not.
First, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone or iPad. If you can’t find it, use Apple’s built-in Spotlight Search tool.
If the third-party email client has been updated to support Apple’s feature, you will find a “Default Mail App” option. Select it.
You’ll now see a list of every email app on your device that supports the default mail feature. Tap the name of the email app you’d like to use as your default. A check mark will appear beside it.
After that, select the Back button once and then leave the Settings app. The next time you tap an email address link, the email app you set as the default will open to compose a new message.
How to back up your iPhone or iPad manually in macOS
In macOS Catalina, backing up to iTunes is no longer an option, as that app's functions have now been split into the Music, Podcasts, and TV apps. The device backup feature, meanwhile, now resides in Finder on Mac. Here's what you need to do to back up there.
- Connect your device to your Mac.
- Click the Finder icon in the dock.
- Click on your device under Locations in the Finder sidebar.
- Click Back Up Now to manually initiate a backup.
- Click the button next to Back up all of the data on your iPhone to this Mac if you want your iPhone to favor backups to your Mac instead of iCloud.
- Click the checkbox to enable or disable encrypting your local backups. It's highly suggested that you do this if you're going to use a local backup to move data to a new iPhone, as some data will be lost if the backup isn't encrypted.
- Click Manage Backups... to view all existing device backups.
- Click on any device backup you want to delete.
- Click Delete Backup. Be aware that the backup might not disappear until the next time you visit the 'Manage Backups...' view.
- Click OK.