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How to fix crackling or static noise on AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

Some AirPods Pro owners have had issues with crackling, static, or noise cancellation while listening to their earphones. Firmware version 2B588, which was rolled out in November seems to be the culprit behind some of these problems. Apple has since released updates for the AirPods Pro, with the latest firmware version 2D15. It's easy to check what firmware is installed on your AirPods.

Review: Nomad Base Station Stand

Review of Nomad Qi wireless charging Base Station Stand for iPhone and AirPods.

All iPhones since the iPhone 8, including all of the iPhone X and 11 models, are capable of wireless charging. This feature, while by no means a necessity, is certainly a convenience - with a wireless charging pad on your bedside table you simply put your iPhone down on it, letting you avoid searching for your lightning cable which has probably fallen to the floor.

Why won't my earbuds / headphones connect to my iOS device?

Bluetooth Settings

Navigate to Settings > Bluetooth to check if your device is connected to your iPhone. If it says "Not Connected" next to the name of the device then you must try and connect that device. Make sure that the device you're trying to connect is on and in range of your iPhone, then tap the name of the device in the "My Devices" section to try and connect.

Need more charging outlets? Try the Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 mini

Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 Mini

Powerstrips are great for expaning the amount of AC outlets in your house or office, but with so many different devices taking up space, it is difficult to have the right combination of ports to charge your iPhone, Apple Watch, FitBit, tablet, Nintendo Switch and so on. The Anker PowerPort Strip PD 2 mini is equipped with 2 outlets and 3 USB ports for powering a variety of different devices at once. It is great for expanding your charging options at home or for trips away from home such as vacations, cruises and in dorm rooms.

Best portable chargers for iPhone

Best portable power bank chargers for iPhone and iPad.

Whether you are camping in the backcountry, traveling abroad or domestically, or even just at work or home, a power bank is almost a must-have convenience. The tech has come a long way in the past ten years, with most quality devices offering several full fast charges for even the most power hungry iPhones, while remaining portable. With a power bank you won't have to worry about finding electrical outlets when you are away from home, and when you are home you can charge your phone at your side rather than leaving it out of reach because the wall outlet is too far away.

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