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How to use electric vehicle routing in Apple Maps

Ford EV routing

By now most drivers are familiar with vehicle routing, traffic alerts, and adding extra stops to a trip. Like other mapping applications, Apple Maps can show nearby locations such as restaurants. One thing never too far away is a gas station. For this reason Maps really doesn't need to factor in fuel when calculating a new route. EV drivers do not enjoy the same number of fueling stations, which is where electric vehicle (EV) routing comes into play.

How to add a flashlight button to the iPhone Home Screen

Flashlight Shortcut

There are many ways to turn on the built-in iPhone flashlight. One of the most convenient is to add the flashlight as a Back Tap action. Using the flashlight button in the Control Center is a widely known method, provided the controls appearing in Control Center are properly configured.

How to force restart a frozen iPhone

How to force reboot iPhone when it is stuck.

Occasionally a buggy app or a new iOS update will result in instability that sometimes causes your iPhone to freeze or become otherwise unresponsive. Instances of this sort require you to force a reboot (aka hard reset, hard reboot, force restart, force reboot). A force reboot will retain your data, so it's not like doing a factory reset which erases everything. Hopefully after restarting you will be able to get rid of the offending app or revert to an earlier more stable version of iOS.

How to transfer your data from Android to iPhone

Android to iOS

Android phone owners switching to Apple iPhone can easily transfer their data. iOS has made the process of moving important data such as contacts and photos from Android to a new iPhone simple. Once completed, the new iPhone is set up automatically thanks to the Move to iOS app. Everything from browser bookmarks to Google account information can be selected for transfer to the new Apple hardware.

How to take a screenshot in Snapchat without notification

Snapchat icon

Taking secret screenshots on Snapchat is a cat and mouse game. Every time a users discover a new workaround, Snapchat finds a way to keep Snaps secure. The basic idea is that capturing a screenshot triggers a notification to the other party, making sure that communications stay private. Despite their best efforts, it remains possible to secretly screenshot a Snap. Let this also be a warning to anyone sharing with Snapchat: the privacy of communications in any app depends on both parties keeping their side of the deal.

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