Whether you are troubleshooting a HomePod or preparing the smart speaker for trade-in or sale, a factory reset might be necessary. With no reset button or power switch, it's not clear how to get the HomePod and HomePod mini to start from scratch. The process to reset a HomePod differs slightly from restarting the HomePod, which preserves data and settings.
AirPods Max are the flagship wireless headphones in Apple's AirPods lineup. Like all AirPods, they switch devices automatically when using the same iCloud account. There is one exception, however when it comes to the Apple TV. Connecting the AirPods Max to an Apple TV or Apple TV 4K must be done manually.
It may be a rare occurrence, but the HomePod and HomePod mini can freeze up and become unresponsive to any input. When this happens, there is no reset button to press or power switch to toggle. Luckily, there are ways to power cycle the HomePod without losing any settings or data in the process.
No, the AirPods Max are not designed for exposure to water.
Apple released iOS 14.3 this week, bringing a long list of new features and bug fixes to the iPhone. Not only this, but the company delivered iOS 12.5 for older devices. The iOS 12.5 update adds Exposure Notifications to older devices that don't support iOS 14. So what's in the iOS 14.3 update?