How to disable auto-play previews on Apple TV

Apple TV auto-play video preview

Autoplaying video seems to be everywhere nowadays, and this fall the feature made its debut on the Apple TV and Apple TV 4K. With tvOS 13, Apple has added new apps such as Apple Arcade, and Apple TV+ original content to its streaming player. Video previews start playing automatically on the Apple TV home screen by default.

How to disable Optimize Battery Charging on iPhone

Optimize battery charging iPhone

Hidden among the many changes and improvements to iOS 13 is a feature Apple calls Optimize Battery Charging. All rechargeable batteries have a limited lifespan, which means over time their capacity to hold power declines. Apple has added automatic charging optimization to the Battery Health feature of iOS. From the time your iPhone is updated to iOS 13, this feature is switched on by default.

How to have Siri automatically read text messages to you on your AirPods

Siri Announce Messages

Siri has been able to read text messages to you for a while now, but you have always had to ask first, or double tap your AirPods. Making for a truly hands free experience, iOS 13.2 lets Siri read incoming texts automatically, provided you have AirPods 2 or Powerbeats Pro. Here's how to have Siri read your texts to you as soon as you receive them on your iPhone:

Best wallet cases for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max

Best wallet cases for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.

iPhones in recent years have gotten quite big, including the iPhone 11 series. Adding a case makes them even bigger and/or bulkier, but at their hefty prices you definitely want to protect your investment from scratches, dents and cracked screens, if not for your own satisfaction, then at least to hold resale value. So if you are going to add some more bulk to your iPhone, why not lose some elsewhere by getting rid of your wallet? If you typically get by just carrying plastic or a little bit of cash, there are plenty of iPhone cases that double as wallets.

How to scan documents from the Files app on iPhone

How to scan documents from the Files app on iPhone and iPad.

Notes was the first app to feature a scan document option, which debuted with iOS 11. iOS 13 has added that feature to both Mail and Files. It makes the most sense for Files to have a scanner, since you can attach documents from Files to both Notes and Mail, and it gives you a place to store the scanned document if it is something you'll want to access again in the future.

Here's how to scan a document from the Files app on your iPhone:

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