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How to filter messages from unknown senders on iPhone

How to filter messages from unknown senders on iPhone and iPad.

iOS 14 has changed and improved its message filtering in the Messages app. Filtering lets you separate messages from known and unknown senders into separate lists. For example when you get a message from an unknown number, or a PIN sent from a website for two-factor authentication, or a political message or just flat out spam, these messages will be separated from the ones from your contacts, making for a less cluttered message list that is easier to navigate. This feature is off by default so you will have to enable it to use it.

How to translate web pages in Safari on iPhone

How to translate web pages with Safari on iPhone and iPad.

Not only did iOS 14 introduce a real-time Translate app but it gave Safari the long overdue ability to translate web pages as well. It is currently (beta version) limited to English, French, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Brazilian Portuguese, German and Russian. You'll likely have to edit your language settings, but once you have them set it is simple to use.

Here's how to translate a web page in Safari on iPhone and iPad:

How to check if COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are available in your area

How to check if COVID-19 Exposure Notifications are available in your area, country, state or province on iPhone and iPad.

In early April Apple and Google announced a joint effort to "enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of the virus, with user privacy and security central to the design." The two part plan began rollout in May with phase one; phase two is currently underway.

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