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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.

How to set your sleep schedule on iPhone

How to schedule Bedtime sleep schedule alarms on iPhone.

If you are a fan of iPhone's Bedtime feature you may be dismayed to see its tab missing from the Clock app in iOS 14. Rest assured though, it still exists. You can still tweak your sleep schedule settings from the Clock app but Bedtime now lives in the Health app and you will have to go there to edit your schedule and other related settings. Here's how to set up your sleep schedule on iPhone:

How to make your Wi-Fi address private on iPhone

How to use a private MAC address for Wi-Fi networks on iPhone and iPad.

Whenever you connect to a Wi-Fi network your iPhone identifies itself with its unique MAC address, which creates a privacy risk. Network operators and other observers could potentially track and profile a MAC address by associating it with network activity and location as it is used on public networks over time. To avoid this, Apple has included a new privacy feature in iOS 14 (and iPadOS 14 and watchOS 7) that lets you use a different unique MAC address for each network you connect to.

How to use Translate on iPhone

How to use Apple's Translate app in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.

Apple finally has a translation app to compete with Google Translate. The new Translate app comes with iOS 14 and translates both text and voice to 11 languages including Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. It also features a conversation mode that automatically detects and translates the spoken language, making it an indispensable tool while traveling abroad. Here's how to use Apple's new Translate app on iPhone:

How to use iPhone's improved Magnifier

How to use the updated magnifier in iOS 14 on iPhone and iPad.

iPhone's Magnifier, which debuted in iOS 10 to little fanfare, is a really useful Accessibility feature that few people seem to know about. It does what you'd expect - it uses the camera to magnify details that are difficult to see with the naked eye, making it perfect for reading small text or picking out other minuscule details. The original version worked by taking a snapshot of the subject which you could then zoom in on (to a much greater degree than if you just took a normal photo) and change the color of in case it would help with clarity.

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