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How to Use Siri?

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If you own an iPhone or even covet one of the Apple devices, you surely must know about Siri. But while most people have a vague idea of Siri, the digital assistant that resides on iOS devices, how many of you know how to use Siri? Fear not if you do not though, for today we will be teaching you exactly that!

Smartphones are for most of us an integral part of our lives. In fact, we spend more time with our phones than we do with our spouses, friends or any other person from the non-digital realm. As someone who owns and is ostensibly in love with her iPhone, I often wonder “Can I talk to Siri?

Now the question that might pop into your head right now is that what the heck is Siri in the first place? Well if you have an iPhone just long tap on your home button and Siri will be there to help make your life better and easier in a myriad of ways! If you don't know how, have no fear for today we will be showing you fine folks how to get Siri!

Do you know Siri? At first let us tell you what is Siri? Siri is an artificial intelligence software which you can use to perform various works, it will be like your personal assistant to help you. So, do you like Siri? If not, then you must explore all the features of Siri.

How to Set up Siri?

At first, you have set up Siri on your device. Here, we are going to discuss how to turn on Siri.

Step 1.

Go to the ‘settings' app on your device.

Step 2.

Tap on the ‘General' option.

Step 3.

Select the option ‘Siri'.
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Step 4.

Make the Siri switch on and select the option ‘Enable Siri.
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Step 5.

When Siri becomes on i.e., you can see the option turns green; then you get few more options below. There you select ‘My info' option and update it by providing it with your name, location etc.
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Step 6.

There are other options like you can set your language, voice gender etc.

Step 7.

Lastly, save your changes to continue with Siri.

How to Use Siri?

Want to know how do i use Siri? So here are some easy steps that will teach you in a giffy how you can get the most out of your virtual assistant!

Step 1: How to open Siri

There are various ways to open Siri for different apple devices.

For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch: You'll have to press and hold the Home key of the device.

For Apple watch: You'll have to press and hold the button which is on the right side of the watch.

For Bluetooth headset: You'll have to press and hold the call button of the device.

Siri will be opened.

Step 2:  How to turn on Siri 

When the Siri opens, keep your eye on the microphone symbol. If the symbol turns into purple color, then your Siri is enabled.

Then Siri will ask you a question,  “What can I help you with?”. You'll get to notice a ‘i' option beside this question on your screen. Click on the ‘i' and you will get various options by which Siri can help you with.

Step 3: Ask Siri to perform a work

Now discover what can Siri do.  It can place a call to your contacts, send text messages or emails, search for a topic in google, set alarms or timers etc.

Suppose you have contacts named Henry, Elina etc. You will have to say ‘call Henry' or ‘text Elina'. If you want to search for any topic; say ‘search for Niagra Waterfalls' and Siri will show you the search result. You may also ask questions like, ‘what's the capital of China?' You'll be answered accordingly.

Step 4: Shut Down Siri

Say ‘Goodbye' to shut down Siri.

Things To Say To Siri

Siri can make a lot of works easier for you. Here several topics are discussed in which you can ask Siri to perform works. Have a look below to know, how does Siri work.

Tell Siri About Relationship With Contacts:

“Call me Smith.”

“Jenny Smith is my wife.”

“Tom is my best friend.”

“Jordan Smith is my brother.”

Search for Contacts:

“Find Emmy's address.”

“Find people named Michael.”

Place Calls:

“Call my Mom.”

“Call my Best Friend.”

“Call back to the last missed call number.”

“Call 600356129.”

News and Weather:

You have to ask like:

  • “Is it going to rain today?”

“What is the temperature of New York?”
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Phone Settings:

  • “Turn Bluetooth on.”
  • “Lower the Brightness of my phone.”
  • “Turn off wi-fi.”

Launch an App:

  • “Open My Playlist.”
  • “Open Whatsapp.”
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  • “Open Settings.”

Send Message/ Email:

“Send a message to My Brother saying, hey where are you right now?”

“Reply My Mom saying, I miss you too.”

“Email Tom about the transaction details.”

Calender:

“New doctor appointment on Tuesday at 8.pm.”

“Schedule a meet up with Andrews on Thursday at 2.pm.”

Give Alarms/ Timers:

“Set the Timer for 22 minutes.”

“Check the Timer.”

“Set Alarm for 6.am.”
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“Cancel alarm at 6.am.”

Give Reminder:

“Remind me about my doctor appointment.”

“Remind me about this meeting on Wednesday.”

Directions:

“Show me directions to nearest Bank.”

“Tell me directions of nearest Hospital.”

Play Music:

“Play the last Playlist.”

“Play the song Just like another day.”

Search for a Topic:

“Search for Justin Bieber.”

“Search for images of Wedding Gown with Bell Sleeves.”

“Search for latest movies.”
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Ask Questions:

“What is 712 divided by 13?”

“Who is the President of our country?”
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“When is my Brother's birthday?”

Apple keeps improving Siri with new features day by day. Try them out to experience something new.

Wrapping Up

This is your complete guide to how to use Siri. 

Still have queries about, how to talk to Siri? Then leave comments below. We would like to hear from you.

If you like this article, do consider it sharing it on your social networking sites.

Sayani Biswas, a tech enthusiast and an avid reader of all things sci-fi. New to the world of blogging, but I hope my words potray my enthusasim for all things electronic.

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How to Find Your Apple ID

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Your Apple id is really crucial to enjoying the iOS and Mac experience. Your Apple id is the only thing that you need to remember to access almost everything.

However, it is also something that is most prone to forgetfulness, and then you start hunting for the method(s) to learn how to find your Apple ID.

You need it your iPhone for services like iCloud, AppStore, FaceTime, iTunes Store, iCloud and lots more.

Whenever you make any purchases, use any of these services that are mentioned above or even to set up a new device, you will always need your Apple ID to have access to everything.

You need to know properly your Apple ID as well as the password. It is important for you to always remember this ID and password of yours. If you wonder, how do I find my apple id? or how to find my apple id? Just read the following steps:

How to Find Your Apple ID – Using A Computer

Step 1 – Head to the official My Apple ID website
First of all, visit the My Apple ID website which can be accessed by typing in your browser’s address bar the URL/Link – applied.apple.com.

This will directly lead you to the My Apple ID's official website.


Step 2 – Here, You will be able to see that under the ‘Create an Apple ID’ button that is apparently located on the right side of the page, there is ‘Find your Apple ID’ link. Click on this link.

If you click on the other button, you will be redirected to the page where you can create a new Apple ID if you already know how to create a new Apple ID.

Step 3 – Now what you need to do is Enter all the required information. This means you will actually have to enter your first name, your last name as well as the email address that is associated with the Apple ID that you are seeking to discover.

Step 4 – Once you have filled in all your information properly, go ahead and click the ‘Next’ option.

Step 5 – Most of the times your Apple ID is nothing other than the current email address.

Step 6 – Birthday!
Verify the date of your birth associated with the concerned Apple ID that you wish to find. For this, you just have to enter your birthday, and then you can proceed further.

Step 7 – Method.
Choose how you would like to retrieve your Apple ID. You have two options for this.
#First is that you can get your login information through the email.
#Second is that you can have your ID displayed in your browser by answering a few security questions of whose, you had set the answers prior at the time of the creation of the Apple ID.

Step 8 – If you decide to select the first method, then the information will be sent to the current email address of yours as well as all the other email address(es) that are associated with your account.
If you choose the second way, that is if you choose to answer the security questions, when you created the ID in the very beginning, you must have entered certain questions for security.

Two of those will again be asked to you again and you have to give the same answers that you did back then. Both the answers should match.

Step 9 – Password reset, concerned Apple ID change password.
If you had chosen to retrieve your ID through the security questions then your Apple ID will be displayed on the next page. Then you will have to create a new password for your Apple ID.

If you had chosen the first option that is receiving the information via email, you would have to check your email as you will be sent an email with a password reset link. The email id on which you received your this email is your Apple ID.

Steps For How to Find your Apple ID Using Your iOS Device

This method will work for all of your iOS-based devices like your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch as well.


Step 1 – Locate the ‘Settings’ app on the home screen of your iOS device. Tap on the gear like icon (settings icon) to open the ‘Settings’ app.

Step 2 – In the ‘Settings’ app now you will be able to see the ‘iTunes and App store’ option along with the various other available options. Click on it. The ‘iTunes and App store’ option will be located at the top of the fifth group of the options. However, you need to Scroll down to be able to locate it.
Step 3 – Apple ID.
If an Apple ID is associated with your iOS device, then it will be displayed at the very top of the ‘iTunes & App Store’ options page after Apple ID heading.
Step 4 – Apple ID details.
Tap on your Apple ID and view your ID details by tapping on ‘View Apple ID’.
Step 5 – Here, enter your password and you will see that a new window will open and will allow you to manage your Apple ID. This also answers the question, ‘How to change my apple id password?’

Step 6 – Now you can even change the Apple ID associated with the device. Not only this, but you can also change the payment information as well as manage your alerts!

Now you know, How to find my apple id quite efficiently.
You can even find your apple id by going through any one of the earlier purchases that you must have made from the iTunes store


Step1 – If you have ever bought something from the iTunes store then you can check which account you had used to buy it.
Step 2 – Go to iTunes and open it (the details regarding the purchase(s)).
Step 3 – Click on any one of your earlier purchases. These purchases can be found under either ‘My Music’ or ‘Playlists.'
Step 4 – Choose the ‘File’ option and then go for the ‘Get info’ option.
Step 5- Click on the File tab.
Step 4 – You can see your Apple ID through the ‘Purchase by’.
Another way is that you might be logged in already in any of your iOS devices so just view the Apple ID that you are already using for the services like FaceTime, iCloud, mail, etc. To check the Apple ID on your devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod, just go to settings and then click on that service. It is very simple.
For example,
Tap Settings > Contacts, Mail, etc. (any of the desired service)
For your MAC,
Go to that service as well.
For instance
Open Mail, then select Mail > Preferences > Accounts

Final Words

Now you have successfully found you Apple ID. But if you still do not remember your password so for that just reset your password.
Also, check out this article on how to change your profile picture on Facebook

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How to Delete Snapchat Account

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Alike various social networks, Snapchat is also a social networking app of its kind. The app was created long back and has not lost its popularity even after the introduction of various other similar apps.

Originally, Snapchat was a multimedia messaging app that lets you share videos with other Snapchat users (texts, drawings and pics sharing facility was added later). These shared files as basically known as “Snaps.”

The biggest upside of using Snapchat is that the files that you share cannot be downloaded on the other end. Also, the snaps are self-destructive – meaning that they destroy themselves once the recipient sees them, or after the desired time as decided by the sender.

Even if you are a Snapchat user and have no plan to learn how to delete the Snapchat account, you should consider learning how to delete a Snapchat account as you may find the information handy in the future.

Also, it is better to delete your Snapchat account instead of leaving it inactive. The reason for doing so is discussed below.

#1. How to Delete Snapchat Account – Using App

Step 1: Launch the official Snapchat application on your smartphone be it Android based on iOs based. In case you do not have the app on your device, simply download the Snapchat application from play store or iTunes, it’s fully free.
Step 2: As soon as you launch the app, the first impression will be of the login screen demanding your registered username and password. Enter the correct details to log in. In case, you have forgotten your password, and then you can recover it by implying the steps mentioned above.

In case, you have more than one or multiple Snap chat accounts, and then you are supposed to have different username and password for each one them. Enter the login details of the account which you wish to delete.

Step 3: After you have successfully logged in with the concerned username and password, you need to open the “Settings” panel in your Snapchat app. The settings options are usually found in the top-right corner of your smartphone's screen.

Step 4: Now navigate to the “support” option in the menu that appears subsequently.

Step 5: Among the numerous options that appear the as-as result of tapping on the support option, go with the “learning the basics” options for further.

Going with the – learning the basics option may appear to be a bit distinct. However, one needs to select this option to continue with the further process.

Steps 5: Once you enter the learning the basics screen, navigate to “Account Settings” options which will be a major step in deleting your Snapchat account.

Step 6: Ultimately, in the account settings menu you will be able to see the option namely – “Delete an account” Tap on deleting my account to continue the future course of action.

Note: we strongly recommend you to give a second thought to the decision of deleting your Snapchat account. As once deleted, the action cannot be reversed nor can the account be recovered.

Step 7: At last, you will be asked to enter your password once again in the text field as a method of confirmation. Also, you may be asked to enter the password more than once.

#2. How to Delete a Snapchat Account – Using Link

Step 1: Open this link in the browser of your PC or laptop or even your mobile! Although this link is supposed to work with major Android browser.

It is always recommended to use a PC or laptop for a better experience. Also, for iPhone and iPod users, Safari browser would be a great option.

Step 2: The link that opens is not a much fancy link. However, it is proven as the fastest method to delete a Snapchat account.

This step is much like one of the above-mentioned steps. In the webpage that appears, insert the concerned username and password of the Snapchat account that you wish to delete.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will be asked once more to enter the password as a step towards confirmation. Simply enter the same password that you had entered in the previous step.

Step 4: Finally, you will be able to see the “Delete my account” option right on your screen (desktop).

Step 5: Proceed with clicking on the delete my account option to delete your Snapchat account via PC or Laptop.

Notes

Follow the following steps to make sure whether your Snapchat account has been deleted or not:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your smartphone or the official website on your PC or Laptop.

Step 2: This step is to be followed with great attention. Now, enter username and password of the Snapchat account that you had attempted to delete with the help of above-mentioned steps.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will observer either of the two results:

  • You will be logged in to your Snapchat account, or
  • You will not be logged into your previously existing Snapchat account.

In case you observe the first option i.e. you are logged in to your Snapchat account, try following the above-mentioned steps once more to successfully execute the deletion process.

Also, it is recommended to wait for some time before you go with:

  • Verification of whether your account has been deleted or not; and
  • Retrying with the process of deleting your Snapchat account.

Final Words

We often find people inquiring about – How do you delete a Snapchat account. So this was all about how to delete a Snapchat account yourself using a link as well as a PC or a laptop.

It is often seen that many people, if they do not want to continue using any account, just make it inactive and do not delete.

The reasons can be numerous – either they do not have sufficient resources to learn How do I delete my Snapchat account, or they are lazy enough to learn how to delete a Snapchat.

However, it is always recommended to delete an account if you do not wish to use it as it may be used by anyone to perform some unethical stuff that can actually cause you troubles.

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How To Backup iPad

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iPad is one of the most common devices in today’s digital world. Most of the techies love to work on this gadget, and the most common query that most iPad users ask is – How to backup iPad? To keep your crucial data like documents, photographs, and account settings safe and secure, people always look forward to finding ways to back up the data in a secure location.

Apple, with its awesome features, makes things really plain sailing for users to create an awesome backup environment through iCloud. It is one of the lightest applications in the digital realm that helps users to save their information with just a few clicks.

See Also: How to Reset Apple ID Password Easily

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If the iCloud back up is turned on in your system, then the automatic backup takes place over the internet. When anything goes wrong, the application connects your iPad with iCloud and helps the information to be restored to your device. If you have been thinking that there is some kind of rocket science behind the mechanism to back up your iPad, you are absolutely wrong.

The intent behind developing iCloud is to give the users assurance that their data is completely safe and secure.

Setting up iCloud Backup offers peace of mind to know that your iPad’s information is being kept safe. You don’t need to do anything at all if iCloud Backup is turned on: your iPad takes care of the backup all by itself. If your iCloud is simply switched on, there is nothing to worry about as it is very easy for users to stay back at their home and enjoy the security.

See Also: How to Restore iPhone from Backup?

How to Backup iPad – in Simple Steps

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Now let us understand the steps for how to back up an iPad:

Check iCloud

Before turning on iCloud backup, you have to first make sure that you are properly logged into iCloud. Tap the Settings app on the home screen and select iCloud for the settings you see in the sidebar on the left. But remember that you should be signed into iCloud to make it very handy for the technology to get all the tasks done like a cakewalk.

Now, you may simply scroll down and hit on the Backup button to go ahead.

Sign in

How to back up iPad should not more be a concern as you’re all set to go once you sign in. There may be chances that you may not see the iCloud window in the first instance, but you will find the login screen from Apple ID and Password to activate iCloud. The Apple ID and password is the login id used for the Apple store to download apps and other things.

Now, click on the ‘sign in’ button and wait until the iPad connects to the iCloud. Now, hit the green button of the backup icon.

Turn on iCloud Backup

After selecting the ‘backup’ button, an alert will pop up notifying you to start the iCloud backup. Now, you may click on OK, and the process of backup will start. Whenever iCloud is connected to the internet, the backup process will begin. And if you want to take up the backup right now, you have to click on the Backup Now option on the screen.

What is Backed Up?

iCloud Backup stores all sorts of photos you have clicked on the iPad. The best part is that it also secures your documents and account settings. You can segregate what needs to be backed up. So, go to Settings-iCloud. But remember, if you want to back up your emails, then you need to have an account with @iCloud.com account.

Any music, apps and movies that you purchased from the iCloud account cannot be taken as backup onto the iCloud, but ensure that you can re-download it from Apple store – that too completely free of cost if you lose them.

You may go to Settings >iCloud >Storage >Manage Storage. Here, the window will show all the stored content in the iCloud and how much space has been occupied by the available 5GB space.

How to Get More iCloud Space?

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Let’s say; your usage is really high, and your plan is to back up multiple Apple devices, and the free 5GB data is not sufficient. Then, you have to buy more space.

If you really want to buy, then you have to go to Settings – iCloud – Storage – Change Storage Plan and very easily you may get up to 1TB of storage on the purchase. In case, your data and usage are enough, and you feel that 5GB is sufficient, then you can stick to it, and there’s no need to spend extra money on it.

See Also: How to Backup iPhone to iCloud?

Hope the article helps you with the right solution for the most prominent query you keep on asking yourself each day if you are an iPhone user i.e. “How to backup iPad to iCloud”? You no more have to be concerned and keep thinking ‘how do I back up my iPad?’ Whenever you store any data, may be official or personal, just be relieved that you are safe in the able hands of Apple.

Many competitors have tried the same stuff. Apple iCloud also faced a lot of negativities in the market, but once on the path of success, resistance is inevitable.

Since its inception, iCloud has managed to cater to loyal and satisfied consumer base and take the brand reputation to the next level. The best part is that iCloud is a single solution to multiple iPhone devices – not only iPad.

Now that backing up your important data on your iPad is very easy, you can go ahead with saving all that you want without worrying about security issues or loss of data.

You can also brief this simple procedure to your friends who own iPad so that they can also perform the simple backup regularly and make the most out of their Apple gadget. If you know more such tips for using iPads, share your views in the comments section here so that our readers can also be enlightened.

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How to Close Apps on iPhone

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The 21st century has seen a revolution in the technology coming out in the form of the mobile applications. The increase in the number of start-ups and new companies joining the race to provide an app-based solution for existing problems in the market has resulted in the increase in a number of mobile applications.

Mobile users tend to download a lot of mobile applications irrespective of whether they would continue using them or not. This leads to a lot of problems in the mobile devices like the mobile getting stuck, the mobile suddenly getting auto switched off and a lot of such things.

In the last article, I have very briefly discussed how to get rid of viruses on your Mac devices and recommended a few tools to overcome malicious software issues. In this article, I will discuss how do you avoid your iPhone getting stuck and how to close apps on iPhone, which is the major factor influencing the phone becoming slow.

If you are planning to update your iPhone, backing up the iPhone is really helpful and things get even better when you have the iCloud account as well. Here is how to backup iPhone to iCloud.

How to Close Apps on iPhone – in Simple Steps

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At the first place, it is not at all recommendable to be using multiple apps at the same time. Are you aware of what problems does it lead to?

  • Decrease in the speed of the phone usability
  • Decrease in the phone performance
  • The iPhone sometimes getting stuck
  • The common problem most of the iPhone users might have experienced is the phone getting auto switched off

So now the questions which are essential to be answered by the user are, It is really essential to be using multiple apps at the same time? If yes what is the solution to it? If no, what will you have to do to keep your phone optimized and speed.

  • If there is no need for multiple applications, please close those applications which you are not using at that point in time.
  • If you are not using any application, please ensure you close all the application and help your phone being optimized.

Now I will closely take you through a few simple steps on how to close apps on iPhone device.

Closing apps on iPhone aren't tough now let's go through How do you force close an application on your iPhone

This has been a common problem among all the iPhone users that the applications stop responding when you are using them. Sometimes you also get a message asking you if you want to close them and sometimes even if you want to you won't be able to do so.

SO what do you do when the application is not responding to you. Here is the answer, you can go ahead and forcefully close the application, these few steps below will help you understand how you close the iPhone apps forcefully.

If you have any apps that you don't want other people to see, here is How to Hide Apps on iPhone.

If the application turns out to be unresponsive during the time of your use and if your Apple iPhone or iPad still responds to your commands then you can force close the apps

You will quickly have to press the home button two times you will now get a screen which appears with a preview of all the apps you recently used. Once you see the recently used applications, you will have to keep swiping left to understand and find out which is the application you are looking at closing. You will have to select the app you would want to close and swipe towards the upward direction on the screen

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Most of the time these is never a need where you would have to close your apps till they turn out to be unresponsive, if you click on the home button twice you might as well find the apps which are not open which means they are in standby mode which in turn helps you fasten the process of navigation on the phone and be a multitasking user.

Now the question that rises is how can you manage to prevent the applications running in the background. Even if you close the applications, there are a few of those which remain in the background and keep running.

The recent improvisation in the same by Apple by introducing multitasking has been a real useful thing to the Apple users. Since then users have seen a decrease in the number of problems faced.

There is a feature called background app refresh, what it does is allows the applications to search for updates. How do you deal with such things is by disabling the feature background refresh for those apps you feel are not supposed to run in the background.

Why the apps are running in the background are for the absolute need and the way they are developed to meet the users need of being updated at every moment.

For example, you are watching something on youtube on your Apple phone, and you stop watching it in the between the video still keeps streaming and buffering in the background, what you can do in such cases is either disable the background refresh feature for those apps or ensure that you close them once you finish using them.

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How to close all the apps on iPhone and how to keep the background inactive

  • Hit on the settings option on your iPhone
  • Select the General
  • Choose Background app refresh under the General option
  • Choose those apps you want to disable this feature for and put the feature off

I am sure how to turn off apps on iPhone is the problems discussed above and is one of the few frequent once you might have been facing from the time you have been since this has been a common problem not just in those phones with the Android operating system but all the iPhones.

Apple devices evolved and so did they gradually see the decrease in these problems, but the problem is still prevalent. The steps which I have discussed must have helped you understand how you force close the apps on your iPhone and how you prevent apps running in the background which consumes a lot of RAM.

As an iPhone user, what is one thing that really bothers you? If I am not wrong, it is the Battery. So, here is How to save iPhone battery.

In the next article, I will discuss how you can use the Apple applications more efficiently and which are the most basic iPhone applications you might want to have.

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How to Reset Apple TV

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Apple TV is getting better with each iteration. In its latest avatar, it is possible to dictate letters and numbers into password and email fields using the Siri remote.

This makes it easy to set up the device and sign up for new services. Apple employees seem to work with ‘never let go’ attitude and have nailed the hardware and software to a large extent. Hardware is no doubt impressive, but software has everything that was expected- the new screensavers, Siri integration, and the new OS layout.

The app switcher has also been redesigned with a right-to-left swiping navigation that's similar to that used in iOS.  Apps and games have slowly been trickling through the door as well.

The latest Apple TV model comes in two sizes, and this is the first time that Apple has given a choice; else they were coming only with one model with no option to choose. Now, if you are wondering how to reset Apple TV in these models then chill. When it comes to Apple TV reset, both models are same.

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Both models have access to Apple TV apps; both have a remote, which has a touchpad and dedicated Siri button and for both you have to learn the same steps for how to restore Apple TV.

The only difference is one is 32 GB, and the other is 64 GB and so there is some difference in cost too. So, all you need to decide is only on these two features. When it comes to performance and Apple TV restore, it is same in both the models.

You should also see how to Setup and Use Apple TV to its fuller capability.

How to Reset Apple Tv in Simple Steps

Let’s now see how to restart Apple TV.

  1. Open Settings on Apple TV
  • On Apple TV (4th generation), select Settings > System > Reset.
  • On Apple TV (2nd and 3rd Generation), select Settings > General > Reset.
  1. When you reach reset, you have the option of choosing either of the following.
  • Select Reset All Settings: This is the fastest way of performing how to reset Apple TV, but this will erase all the settings, including your accounts, apps, and configuration is done by you. To do this, you don't need an Internet connection.
  • Select Restore to Factory Settings: This will require an internet connection. Apple TV will check for updates and download and install them in case there are any.

The reset or restore process takes some time. You need to be patient and keep your Apple TV plugged into power until it's complete. Once it is done, you will have to download your previously purchased apps again from the App store; obviously, they will be downloaded for free this time.

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  1. What to do if your Apple TV is not restarting? Try to follow these steps.
  • Using your Siri remote for generation fourth or Apple TV Remote, hold down the menu and home buttons and release when Apple TV blinking light flashes.
  • For the aluminium or white Apple remote, hold down the menu and down buttons, and release only when Apple TV light blinking starts.
  1. If still your Apple TV is not restarting, try unplugging it from power, and plug back again.
  2. Sometimes, it happens that Apple TV keeps restarting itself for no apparent reason. It can be quite frustrating and annoying to see that when you put a program on pause and come back a few minutes later, you find that you are back at the icon screen.
    At such times, check if any update has come and also check your connections. If you are having Apple's newest set-top box, then an occasional bug here and there is inevitable. However, there are few easy ways to troubleshoot pesky apps and system quirks.
  • If any Apple TV app is misbehaving, then you can force quit it by pressing and holding the Menu button on your Siri remote.
  • If the problem persists, force restarts your device by going to Settings > System > Restart.
  • Still not resolved? Try uninstalling and then reinstalling the misbehaving app.
  • Try to reach out to the developer through chat if you are having trouble getting a video or audio content from a particular channel or provider. Apple provides the list of contact information for content providers for the most popular services supported on its device.
  • Sometimes, moving back to factory settings solves the issue, but please keep in mind that it will erase all local content that is not backed up to iCloud.
  1. If your Apple TV is completely unresponsive, after going through all these, then perhaps it is time to connect it to your computer and force a restore via iTunes. Here's how to do so.
  • Plug your Apple TV into your computer using a USB-C to USB cable.
  • Open iTunes.
  • Select the Apple TV from the Devices menu, and click on Restore Apple TV.

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After performing these steps nine out of ten times, your problem will be sorted, but if you are the tenth one then better book your appointment with the nearby Apple store and let the professionals take care of your gadget. You will be required to give the serial number for that, which can be found in the following manner.

  • If your Apple TV boots, go to Settings > General > About (or Settings > Remotes and Devices > Bluetooth > Remote for your Siri Remote's serial number).
  • If your Apple TV is bricked, you need to connect it to your Mac via USB-C cable and opening iTunes.
  • No signal or whatever the problem is – are you not able to find the serial number? Turn it over and the serial number is right there at the bottom of the device below the FCC symbols and information.
    Though it is in very fine print, still you can somehow read it using your glasses or the magnifying glass if you have eye power.

Do you know about AirPlay? Have you used it? If no, here is how to use AirPlay on Mac.

Apple TV is a terrific little gadget, which is continuously on the road of improvement. We don’t know what the future apps will be like or what will be the quality of games, but the developers at Apple seem to be determined to conquer the new territories as and when they come.

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