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How to Replace Your iPhone's BatteryHow to Replace Your iPhone’s Battery [May 28, 2023 at 3:42 p.m. PST] Is your iPhone shutting down before the battery level reaches 1%? Are you tired of looking for outlets and chargers to keep your iPhone running? Maybe it’s time to replace your iPhone’s battery. It’s inexpensive, and a qualified technician can service your iPhone’s battery in as little as 30 minutes. If you’re a little more daring, you can try replacing your iPhone’s battery yourself. There’s an abundance of DIY kits, but it’s not easy. Our article will let you know the steps involved in doing it yourself so you don’t end up biting off more than you can chew.

How to Fine-Tune the Best Equalizer SettingsHow to Fine-Tune the Best Equalizer Settings [May 24, 2023 at 5:52 p.m. PST] Want to get better sound out of your AirPods, headphones, or stereo without studying audio engineering? If so, we have just what you’re looking for. Other articles will give you preset EQ settings for different genres of music. This isn’t helpful because there are so many production differences, even in music of the same style. Instead of canned advice, I’ll teach you how to fine-tune equalizer settings to make music sound clearer, eliminate rumble and hiss, and make cymbals and hi-hats shimmer. The article also provides insight into how equalizers work and a brief history.

How to Calibrate Your iPhone's ScreenHow to Calibrate Your iPhone’s Screen [May 20, 2023 at 5:57 p.m. PST] Your iPhone’s screen does much more than present visual information. It also takes touch and gesture inputs to control your smartphone. Apple offers numerous settings to customize the display and touchscreen. You can even alter how long it takes to detect a touch on the display. These settings are buried deep in iOS, but they’re easy to control once you know where they are and what they do. This comprehensive guide will show you everything you need to know about calibrating and customizing your iPhone’s screen.

How to Bypass The New York Times' Paywall and Read for FreeHow to Bypass The New York Times‘ Paywall and Read for Free [April 19, 2023 at 2:17 p.m. PST] The New York Times is famous for putting its foot in its mouth, but once in a while, it pens a piece worth reading. A few years back, The Times poked fun at the Indian space program, which is far more advanced than the ESA or other cosmic efforts. Sweden just launched a rocket into Norway instead of outer space. Oefda! Rocket science isn’t easy, but legally bypassing The New York Times‘ paywall is. Maybe The Times should have offshored web development to India?

Best Websites With Free MoviesBest Websites With Free Movies [April 16, 2023 at 5:46 p.m. PST] If you’re looking for some cheap thrills, we got ’em. This article highlights the best legal websites for movies and TV shows at no cost. Instead of paying hundreds of dollars in subscription fees, you can watch tons of excellent movies for free. Why waste money when you can spend it on something better, like a new iPhone? We’ll tell you how many films each website offers, whether it works in your country, and provide a link to each free movie portal.

Where Is My iPhone's Microphone?Where Is My iPhone’s Microphone? [April 14, 2023 at 8:58 p.m. PST] Your iPhone has up to four microphones placed in specific locations to enhance user experience. If you’re capturing video with the rear cameras, there’s a mic back there to pick up sound. That same mic helps cancel out unwanted noise when you’re on the phone. If you’re interested in iPhone microphones, we have information about EVERY MODEL EVER MADE. Yes, we show you where the mics are on every iPhone ever made with our comprehensive illustrated guide. This article took a long time to create. Even if you’re not looking for your iPhone’s microphone, it’s a fun trip down memory lane.

iPhone Charging TimesiPhone Charging Times [April 8, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. PST] Curious about how long it takes to charge your iPhone? If so, you’re in luck. We happen to have tons of info on how long it takes to charge your iPhone, organized into neat tables. 5W and 20W charging times? Check. We also let you know how long it takes to charge a powered-down iPhone vs. one turned on. If that turns you on, go ahead and click. We won’t tell anyone…

How to Reset Battery Health on Your iPhoneHow to Reset Battery Health on Your iPhone [March 29, 2023 at 2:22 p.m. PST] At Appledystopia, we like to be honest and upfront. There are no secret tricks to restore Battery Health Maximum Capacity back to 100%. Much like you can’t unscramble eggs, the laws of physics dictate that batteries age and deteriorate with use over time. The only way to restore Battery Health back to 100% is to replace the battery or purchase a new iPhone. If you figure out how to unscramble eggs, give us a call.

Apple TV+: How to Watch and Get Three Months FreeApple TV+: How to Watch and Get Three Months Free [March 23, 2023 at 5:28 p.m. PST] Apple’s new streaming service is taking the world by storm. Hit shows like Ted Lasso and star-studded original movies make this streaming newcomer subscription-worthy. The good news is that you may already have three free months of Apple TV+ waiting for you. It’s easy to forget because there’s so much to watch these days. That’s why we’re here to remind you. “Hey, you. Remember that free Apple TV+ subscription? Maybe it’s time to activate it.”

A Complete Guide to T-Mobile’s Home Internet Plans and PricingA Complete Guide to T-Mobile’s Home Internet Plans and Pricing [March 6, 2023 at 7:54 p.m. PST] Are you fed up with cable Internet service outages? Tired of waiting for the cable guy to show up? We have a great solution — cellular-based Internet service. These days, cellular speeds rival cable Internet. Most importantly, if you have a problem, cycling the power on your cellular modem will usually fix it. You’ll never need to wait around all day for a cable technician. T-Mobile provides some of the best cellular home Internet services available today. Find out more about plans, prices, and availability in your area.

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Best Apple Deals at CostcoBest Apple Deals at Costco [June 3, 2023 at 7:55 p.m. PST] UPDATED DAILY Saving money is essential nowadays, and buying gear from the Apple Store is a ripoff. Not only does Apple charge more from its online or brick-and-mortar store, but its return policy is also abysmal. Apple only gives you 14 days to return an item. It’s one of the worst policies in the industry. Costco’s 90-day return policy and low prices make it one of the best places to buy Apple products. If you don’t have a membership, we offer a workaround that may suit your needs. This article features price tracking, so you know each Apple product’s highest, lowest, and current costs.

Best Apple Deals at AmazonBest Apple Deals at Amazon [June 3, 2023 at 7:39 p.m. PST] UPDATED DAILY At Appledystopia, consumers come first! This excellent resource will show you the highest, lowest, and current prices of dozens of Apple products on Amazon. Not only will you save money, but Amazon’s 30-day return policy and easy process give you over twice as long to determine whether that gadget is the apple of your eye. In over a year of updating this article daily, we’ve seen massive and unpredictable price fluctuations. Check this page daily if you want the best price on an Apple product at Amazon. Thanks to our informative web page, I got a brand new 45mm Series 7 Apple Watch for only $300!

How to Cancel Accidental iPhone Emergency SOS CallHow to Cancel Accidental iPhone Emergency SOS Call [May 22, 2023 at 6:59 p.m. PST] The iPhone’s ability to issue distress calls has improved greatly over the years. Did you know you can set up your iPhone to electronically transmit vital health information over an emergency call? Our article shows you how to do this. If you accidentally issue an Emergency SOS call, we show you how to cancel it and what to do if you contact authorities by mistake. Don’t worry! It happens often, and as long as you deal with it properly, you won’t face criminal penalties.

How to Calibrate Your iPhone's BatteryHow to Calibrate Your iPhone’s Battery [May 22, 2023 at 3:13 p.m. PST] iOS adjusts battery statistics to ensure accurate metering as your iPhone’s battery ages. If your phone is shutting down before the battery meter reaches 0%, you need to calibrate the battery. Your iPhone may last 30-60 minutes on 1% battery without shutting down. This is also inaccurate, but you can fix it through battery calibration. Based on Battery University and Apple’s recommendations, we wrote the original guide on iPhone battery calibration a decade ago. Beware of the calibration guides instructing you to repeatedly drain and charge your iPhone. It’s unnecessary and will shorten your iPhone battery’s lifespan.

Apple TV ChannelsApple TV Channels [April 4, 2023 at 4:15 p.m. PST] — Looking for cheap entertainment? Look no further than the Apple TV app for the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, smart TVs, and countless other devices. Apple offers select channels within its Apple TV app, with some charging as little as $2.99 per month. Since these networks must meet certain standards, all Apple TV channels allow users to download content for offline viewing. The best thing is that you can manage Apple TV channels within the ecosystem, making subscribing and cancellation easy. Apple TV channels are an excellent deal! Check ’em out!

Google Play for iOSGoogle Play for iOS [March 20, 2023 at 7:59 p.m. PST] No, you can’t install apps from Google Play onto your iPhone, at least for now. Some rumors suggest Apple will open the iPhone to third-party app markets. For now, you’ll have to use the App Store for iPhone software. But if you’re interested in movies, TV shows, music, books, and audiobooks, you’re free to indulge in the Google ecosystem with your iPhone. You may want to do this to save money or access content you purchased for a previous Android device. Regardless of your needs, we show you how to access Google Play content on your iOS and iPadOS devices.

Check How Much Storage Space Is Left on Apple TVCheck How Much Storage Space Is Left on Apple TV [February 2, 2023 at 1:39 p.m. PST] Apple TV is an excellent streaming device, however, it’s not the iPhone maker’s top priority. tvOS has been out for almost a decade, yet it has no way to show how much storage space is left on your Apple TV. Don’t worry! We found a free tvOS app that shows exactly how much storage space you have on your Apple TV. Now you can have the courage to install that awesome game or the knowledge to delete some lesser-used apps. Maybe someday Apple will add this to tvOS.

How to Adjust Netflix Video Quality on the iPhone, Mac, and Apple TVHow to Adjust Netflix Video Quality on the iPhone, Mac, and Apple TV [January 13, 2023 at 2:37 p.m.] If you’re not careful, you could rack up enormous cellular bills just by watching Netflix on your iPhone. Perhaps you want better video quality than the defaults. Whatever the reason, we show you how to adjust Netflix video quality on all your Apple devices. Complete with step-by-step instructions and screenshots, we hold your hand through the entire process of adjusting video quality settings for Netflix.

View HTML Source for Free on iPhone, iPad, and MacView HTML Source for Free on iPhone, iPad, and Mac [January 13, 2023 at 10:34 a.m. PST] This one is for the technically inclined. If you’re troubleshooting web pages on your iPhone, it helps to view source code. Unfortunately, your iPhone can’t do this without help. You can use a javascript bookmark to view source code for free. It’s a neat trick, but we recommend paying a dollar for an app that integrates neatly into Safari. The next time you need to see a web page’s source code, simply tap the Share button and select View Source. That’s worth a dollar.

Fix "An Error Occurred Loading This Content"Fix “An Error Occurred Loading This Content” [December 28, 2022 at 10:26 p.m. PST] You’re in the middle of watching a movie, and suddenly it all stops. Instead of enjoying your film, you see a nasty error — “An Error Occurred Loading This Content.” Yikes! Don’t worry. You may be able to fix it. If not, you’ll at least know what’s wrong so you can move on to something else. We’ll even tell you how to avoid this error by planning ahead and downloading videos you intend to watch. We have the most comprehensive guide to fixing this frequent error.


Where Is My iPhone’s Microphone?
A Complete Guide to T-Mobile’s Home Internet Plans and Pricing
How to Get a Free iPhone
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Screen Record on iPhone


How to Calibrate Your iPhone's Battery
iPhone Tips for Cold Weather
Best Apple Deals at Amazon
Apple TV Channels
How to Use Your iPhone’s Microphone


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