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How to factory reset Apple Watch

Apple Watch SE

Selling or trading in a used Apple Watch? The best way to protect personal data before handing over your old device is to factory reset. Following this procedure wipes the Apple Watch clean, leaving it set up with the default configuration found new in the box. Apple Watch data is largely backed up on iCloud and via the paired iPhone, so owners can transfer this information to a new watch.

How to set up Notification Summary on iPhone

How to set up Notification Summary on iPhone and iPad.

Notifications from your various apps vary greatly in importance and frequency, and this is something Apple has taken note of and tried to address with a variety of management options. While in the early years you could simply turn notifications on or off, you can now manage notifications by individual app. You can turn notifications off for a particular app altogether, or you can turn off the sounds or badges and decide whether you want them to show up on the Lock Screen or Notification Center or as a banners. iOS 15 introduces a new management tool - the Notification Summary.

How to manually add steps to your Health app

How to manually enter steps in the Health app for iPhone and iPad.

If you are into keeping track of your daily step count and you use your iPhone's Health app to monitor it, then you probably get a little annoyed when you walk a decent distance without your iPhone. Thankfully you can manually enter data into the Health app, so if you missed out on some steps you can just enter them yourself. Obviously you'll need to know the amount of steps you missed recording, or at least have a rough estimate. You could take the walk again with your iPhone to count the actual steps or just enter your best guess.

How to customize the appearance of individual apps on iPhone

How to customize app appearance per-app on iPhone and iPad.

There have been Accessibility options to change the appearance of your iPhone apps for some time now. For instance you can change the font size, use bold text, change contrast and so on. Any changes you make, however, are system wide and will affect all of your apps. Not so in iOS 15 - now you can change the appearance of apps on a per-app basis. Here's how to do it on iPhone:

How to use Tags in Notes

How to use hashtags in Notes on iPhone and iPad.

Just about every iOS update improves the Notes app with additions such as note sharing, password protection, tables, folders and more, making it a much more useful app. iOS 15 continues the evolution with the addition of Tags (think hashtags), which makes it a lot easier to find the note you're looking for. Now you can categorize your notes simply by adding a hashtag (or multiple hashtags) to them, then you can search by hashtag. Here's how to use hashtags in the Notes app on iPhone:

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